All About Acid-Alkaline Balance In the Body & Why It Matters 

A medical doctor and certified clinical nutritionist, Dr. Russell Jaffe also holds a Ph.D and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. In today's podcast episode, he joins JJ to deep dive into a concept that JJ gets asked about often: acid-alkaline balance in the body. Listen as Dr. Jaffe explains what exactly acid-alkaline balance is and why it matters, including the negative health effects of being too acidic. Dr. Jaffe also shares the vital functions of magnesium and how to figure out how much magnesium you need, as well as the importance of dietary fiber and the top alkaline-forming foods you should be adding to your menu. Find out how to restore alkaline balance and boost your health by eating the Alkaline Way!   

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Dr. Russell Jaffe’s free Alkaline Way guide by going to JJVirgin.com/alkaline.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. The human body is acidic by choice, but it's alkaline by function. That means you must take in buffering minerals like magnesium and potassium to keep your cells alkaline so that they function efficiently and effectively.

2. If your urine pH is below 6.5, you need magnesium! Dr. Jaffe recommends taking elemental magnesium in soluble salts, along with choline citrate in the liquid of your choice.

3. Fiber is key to a healthy diet! If the country produces small, pencil-like stools, we'll have large hospitals. If the country has a diet and lifestyle that produces large, bulky stools, we'll have small hospitals.

Episode Play-By-Play

[1:59] Dr. Russell Jaffe’s career briefing

[3:27] Listener’s review on iTunes

[5:15] How Dr. Jaffe became interested in acid-alkaline balance

[6:03] Acid-alkaline balance in the human body

[7:18] The negative effects of being too acidic

[7:57] How do you know if you’re too acidic?

[8:45] The essential functions of magnesium in your body

[9:28] How to tell how much magnesium you need

[10:20] What is The Alkaline Way?

[12:05] Metabolically alkaline-forming foods vs. metabolically acid-forming foods

[14:27] The importance of fiber, especially prebiotic fiber

[16:31] The benefits of curry

[17:11] Optimal transit time and why it matters

[19:01] Supplements that Dr. Russell takes every day

[20:05] The first step is to stay hydrated.

[22:55] False alkalinity and how it can hurt you

[23:40] Dr. Jaffe’s Alkaline Way guide includes tons of helpful resources

[24:55] If you’re over 35 or under stress, you may not be digesting protein well. Try Metabolic Digestive Balance!

[25:35] Listener’s question: I’m not hungry for breakfast. Do I really need to eat it?

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JJ Virgin Metabolic Digestive Balance

JJ Virgin 7-Day Stop, Drop & Swap Challenge

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