Obesity is not a fat problem – it’s an acid problem. Fats bind acids and move them away from our vital organs. These fats act as a neutralizing buffer of acid when the inner terrain of our body is unhealthy. Therefore, obesity is a protective mechanism of the body.
I’m a big Tony Robbins fan (motivational speaker) and he talks about the fact that we have 6 essential needs as human beings:
- Certainty (vs. fear or uncertainty.) Fear creates stress, which creates acid, which creates illness.
The main human needs are love and connection. When our basic needs aren’t met we feel loss and we often turn to other support structures, which can include the wrong foods and drinks for our bodies.
A problem that produces obesity is that fear of loss. Fear produces stress and stress can make you consume the wrong foods and drinks, which produces acid. One side effect of over-acidification is being overweight. How do fat cells help? Fat cells are created to carry acids away from the vital organs, so the acids don’t kill us. Fat is actually protecting us. We need to alkalize the blood and tissues of the body with alkaline water and green foods.
Today’s American diet is 90% acid and 10% alkaline. Some acidic foods are meats, sugars and cereals. An acidic terrain creates tired, sick cells which give us:
- Low energy
- Poor digestion
- Unclear thinking/depression
- Aches and pains
In short, you feel sick and tired.
The ideal diet would be 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. Some alkaline foods are greens, vegetables and sprouted grains. Pure water is very important because our bodies are 70% water. An alkaline terrain creates healthy, vital cells which produce:
- Lean, trim bodies
- Energy and vitality
- Clear, bright eyes
- Mental Clarity