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Finding Meaning

Life is information. No expression of form is meaningless, and all form has a purpose.
— John Bumpus
From the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all. Individuals should embrace the absurd condition of human existence while also defiantly continuing to explore and search for meaning.
— Albert Camus

Mercury, is it in your head?

Most people don't realize that the mercury in their fillings are making them sick. There has been a great debate about the harmful effects of mercury amalgams. In my opinion, there is no need for mercury to be in our mouths so close to our brains if there is another option. 

Biological dentists can be found at the IAOMT website, which is an abundant resource for learning what questions to ask dentists and even has a large database of biological dentists that are close to you. 

The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology organization encourages the safe removal mercury fillings, and can guide you along the way to asking your dentist the appropriate questions,

Click here to find a safer dentist in your local area.

Acid/Alkaline Food List

This chart is for those trying to "adjust" their body pH. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic (low on oxygen) and numbers above 7 alkaline. This chart is intended only as a general guide to alkalizing and acidifying foods.

ALKALIZING VEGETABLES

  • Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Beets, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard Greens, Chlorella, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dandelions, Dulce, Edible Flowers, Eggplant, Fermented Veggies, Garlic, Green Beans, Green Peas, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Nightshade Veggies, Onions, Parsnips (high glycemic), Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sea Veggies, Spinach (green), Spirulina, Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watercress, Wheat Grass, Wild Greens

ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES:

  • Maitake, Daikon, Dandelion Root, Shitake, Kombu, Reishi, Nori, Umeboshi, Wakame.

ALKALIZING FRUITS

  • Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana (high glycemic), Berries, Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries (sour),Coconut (fresh), Currants, Dates (dried), Figs (dried), Grapes, Grapefruit, Honeydew Melon, Lemon, Lime, Muskmelons, Nectarine, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Raisins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerine, Tomato, Tropical Fruits, Umeboshi Plums, Watermelon.

ALKALIZING PROTEIN

  • Almonds, Chestnuts, Millet, Tempeh (fermented), Tofu (fermented), Whey Protein Powder.

ALKALIZING SWEETENERS

  • Stevia

ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS

  • Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Chili Pepper, Sea Salt, Miso, Tamari, All Herbs

ALKALIZING OTHER

  • Apple Cider Vinegar, Bee Pollen, Lecithin Granules, Molasses (blackstrap), Probiotic Cultures, Soured Dairy Products, Green Juices, Veggie Juices, Fresh Fruit Juice, Mineral Water, Alkaline Antioxidant Water.

ALKALIZING MINERALS

  • Cesium: pH 14
  • Potassium: pH 14
  • Sodium: pH 14
  • Calcium: pH 12
  • Magnesium: pH 9

ACIDIFYING VEGETABLES

  • Corn, Lentils, Olives, Winter Squash

ACIDIFYING FRUITS

  • Blueberries, Canned or Glazed Fruits, Cranberries, Currants, Plums**, Prunes**

ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS

  • Amaranth, Barley, Bran (wheat), Bran (oat), Corn, Cornstarch, Hemp Seed Flour, Kamut, Oats (rolled), Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rice (all), Rice Cakes, Rye, Spelt, Wheat, Wheat Germ, Noodles, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Bread, Crackers (soda), Flour (white), Flour (wheat)

ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES

  • Black Beans, Chick Peas, Green Peas, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Pinto Beans, Red Beans, Soy Beans, Soy Milk, White Beans, Rice Milk, Almond Milk

ACIDIFYING DAIRY

  • Butter, Cheese, Cheese (Processed), Ice Cream, Ice Milk

ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS

  • Cashews, Legumes, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pecans, Tahini, Walnuts

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Bacon, Beef, Carp, Clams, Cod, Corned Beef, Fish, Haddock, Lamb, Lobster, Mussels, Organ Meats, Oyster, Pike, Pork, Rabbit, Salmon, Sardines, Sausage, Scallops, Shrimp, Scallops, Shellfish, Tuna, Turkey, Veal, Venison

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS

  • Avocado Oil, Butter, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Oil, Lard, Olive Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil

ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS

  • Carob, Sugar, Corn Syrup

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL

  • Beer, Spirits, Hard Liquor, Wine

ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS

  • Catsup, Cocoa, Coffee, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Soft Drinks

ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS

  • Aspirin, Chemicals, Drugs (Medicinal), Drugs (Psychedelic, Recreational), Pesticides, Herbicides, Tobacco

ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD

  • Coca‐Cola: pH 2
  • Beer: pH 2.5
  • Coffee: pH 4

UNKNOWN: (BOTH)

  • Asparagus, Brazil Nuts, Brussel Sprouts, Buckwheat, Chicken, Corn, Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Flax Seeds, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Honey, Kombucha, Lima Beans, Maple Syrup, Milk, Nuts, Organic Milk (unpasteurized), Potatoes (white), Pumpkin Seeds, Sauerkraut, Soy Products, Sprouted Seeds, Squashes, Sunflower Seeds, Yogurt.