We are born healthy but throughout our life we get exposed to external factors that harm our health such as toxins and pathogens. Another “external factor” is bad food that we unknowingly or unconsciously consume.
Today we’ll discuss how to stop lactic acidosis and prevent it in the future. Our modern diet has a unique feature never seen in the history of mankind before 1848. It is called “junk food”. The first candy bar was 1848 and this junk food industry grew as the industrial revolution grew. (1)
The four main components of junk food are:
- Seed oils (formally known as vegetable oils)
- Added sugar
- Processed flour, especially refined white wheat.
- Added salt
The seed oils alone cause incredible damage and are possibly as bad as sugar for causing diabetes and heart disease. (2) Consider that 99% of salad dressing is a seed oil such as canola oil or soybean oil.
The sugar alone is inflammatory and causes disease. It is pure carbohydrate with little nutrition. The processed flour is poor quality and very inflammatory. It is also exceedingly high in carbohydrates which turn into sugar and then stored as fat.
Excess carbohydrates from sugar and flour are also the main cause of the mechanism of chronic disease called lactic acidosis. It is the mechanism behind all chronic illness in our modern society. The excess sugar metabolism from the grains and sugar consumption builds up pathological tissue and is the biggest contributor to chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
When you add the high sugar with bad fats, it’s a recipe for disaster. (3) The sugar makes all fat turn into “cluster bombs” that circulate around in the blood damaging cells, tissues, and blocking normal physiology. This combination of high sugar and high fat intake is the hallmark of modern, industrial foods found in packages and makes up 80% of grocery stores.
Imagine a hamburger on a bun. It’s the high carb bun that makes the burger meat dangerous. If you skip the bun, you get all the nutrients and building capacity of the meat without the damaging bread. You can’t blame the burger for what the bun or fries are doing.
Our ancestors’ diet had meat. (4) This is true all over the world. Some had less, some had more but a significant percentage of calories was animal flesh either scavenged or hunted.
Vegetables and fruit were lesser in calories in general but went up during summer when plants were more readily available. These plants were mostly medicinal like the herbs you buy at a health food store now.
The high meat and low carb diet leads to ketosis – the state of fat burning. Also, our ancestors sometimes didn’t have food so they fasted. This also created the state of ketosis which is the native state of the body and is a natural way of detoxification (5) and it strengthens your immune system against pathogens.
The ideal diet for a human being is low carbohydrate, plenty of protein, and healthy fats. The healthier your diet is, the less food you need to eat and the less often you eat too. Snacks become unnecessary when your meals are awesome. The time between meals extends out to many hours because you are simply not hungry. This is known as intermittent fasting. (6) First feed your body foods that reduce lactic acid for a period of time for the goal of satiety, then you can fast.
There is no experiment that proves meat causes any disease such as cancer (7) or heart disease (8)… “There is no compelling health reason to avoid red meat.” Do not be afraid to use butter, lard, and meat. Just remember, you cannot add high carbohydrate foods with them in your meals.
Now that you know that lactic acid mechanism is the most common way for the body to deteriorate and cause chronic illness, it’s time to stop it. Learn how to prevent lactic acidosis below.
To stop lactic acidosis causes, follow the 4 steps below because the good news is, it can be stopped if it’s not too late.
The first thing to do is to stop your cells from using sugar as fuel. Eat a low carb diet. Get your carbohydrates down below 20 grams per day. Use an app on your smartphone like Cronometer to track the grams of carbohydrates. When your carbs are below 20 grams per day, you end up in ketosis which means you are using fat for fuel rather than sugar. Make sure you get extra fat and protein to satisfy your appetite and eat foods that reduce lactic acid. This is the ideal state of the body.
The next thing to do is to remove hydrogen, which is acid from the muscles. Hydrogen is one of the waste products of burning sugar. It causes muscle burning and achiness. Maybe you feel this chronically in your low back, heart, neck, or even intestines. The best food to do this is red meat which has heme iron which feeds oxygen and iron to the muscles. The oxygen combines with the hydrogen (acid) and turns into water! Eating red meat is the best food you can eat to feed your muscles which is the largest organ in your body. If you don’t feed your muscles well, the rest of your organs don’t have a chance.
The third thing to do is clean the blood of wastes. This is called “detoxifying”. But first, you have to stop eating processed food. It has lots of chemicals in it and refined grains and sugars create the lactate and other wastes we are trying to get rid of. Next, eating vegetables can be very cleansing. The best foods that reduce lactic acid are cruciferous vegetables and root vegetables such as beets. Healthy, clean animal foods are also very beneficial to the body. Eating liver and red meat is also very detoxifying. Ketosis is the foundation of detoxification.
Strike a balance between the vegetables and meat consumption. Some people need more meat, some prefer more vegetables. Other detoxifying practices include sauna and detox supplements. If you live in a moldy home or work in a toxic building, you should remediate the mold or removing yourself from the toxic building.
Lastly, make sure the liver is working well so it can recycle lactate back into fuel and clean the blood of the other wastes which are called acetate, acetaldehyde, and ethanol. The vegetables above can help the liver but the best thing you can do is eat liver! If you don’t like the taste, eat pate. If you don’t like pate, then take supplements that have liver in them. There are many supplements on the market with liver in them.
In my 20 plus years of working in the natural healthcare field, I have been able to determine the best supplements from the best companies. I’ve been using them on my patients, my parents, and I take them myself everyday. When new supplements come out on the market, I can tell if they are worth taking or not.
But for now, I want you to become aware that there are some powerful supplements that are focused on helping your body reduce lactic acidosis and we will be going over them in the next chapter.