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20 Feb 2004

High acidity level
Hi there, how does one bring down the acidity level in the body? I have been told I high a high level because my rings leave green marks on my fingers and when I go 2 the bathroom there is a terrible acidic smell (urine). This is very embarassing. Would do u suggest?
Thank u.
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natural expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi Tasha

Your diet and what you drink has a direct impact on the ph balance of the body. Food such as sugar (and all foods and drinks that contain sugar or sweeteners), refined white flour products, processed foods, fruit juices, alcohol, tea, coffee etc cause high levels of acidity. We have been made to believe that it is tomatoes and pineapple that causes acidity. This is not the truth. Ripe fresh foods such as veggies and fruit are alkaline to the body, not acidic. Below you will find a recommended healthy eating plan. Try and follow it 90% of the time.

The organ responsible for the ph balance of the body are the kidneys. So you must drink a minimum of 2.4 l of filtered water daily. Calcium further helps to neutralize acid and here Dr A Vogel's Urticalcin is an absolute must. Eat it at least 5x daily ongoing. Base Powder is another must as it helps to neutralise the acid. It is not an overnight fix, so stay on these products long term. Within a month you will notice the difference. The kidneys love parsley and celery and greens and water...... Eat these foods daily....

Lastly. Negativity, stress, trauma and fear also impact on the cells in the body and will cause acidity by pumping adrenalin resulting in more acid. If this is so, then please use Rescue Remedy.

All the above products are available from pharmacies and health stores.

Kind regards.


Healthy Nutrition

Health begins with good nutrition, but how are we to decide what is good and what is not in the face of so much consumer health advice? The first thing to remember is that each of us is unique, with unique nutritional needs. A lifestyle and diet that benefits one person may not necessarily benefit another; there is no such thing as a single correct diet. But is there a universal guideline we can adhere to? Perhaps one: wholefoods – in as close to their natural state as possible. Having undergone minimal, if any, processing, wholefoods are without exception, more nutritious than refined foods. We are not able to improve the quality of food by exposing it to a process. We don’t have any processes that can add life to anything; we can only take life out of things. The fewer steps the original food type has gone through, the more nutrition is left in it. After all, we evolved in harmony with our environment, where the process of eating and digesting became compatible with available food, which consisted of specific balanced combinations of nutrients. The process of refining and processing food changes the balance of nutrients, and thereby compromises its nutritional value.

The following recommended diet is intended only as a guideline. Above all, learn to listen to your body’s response to the different foods you eat, and develop your own healthy nutritional plan!


 Rice cakes/Rye Vita with cottage cheese/avocado OR
 Freshly cut seasonal fruit OR
 Oats (preferably rolled) OR
 Mealie-meal porridge OR
 Maltabella (preferably stone-ground) OR
 Millet porridge (cook on stove for about 40 minutes in a stainless steel cooking pot with water and salt)

Add to cooked, cooled porridge the following:
 A drop of honey, half a teaspoon of unsalted butter and one teaspoon of each of the following:
 Raw sunflower seeds
 Raw sesame seeds
 Raw linseeds
 Raw almonds (chopped)
 Raw pumpkinseeds (crushed or ground in coffee grinder). This seed/nut mixture should be added to a fruit salad or to cottage cheese spread on rice cakes)

Snacks or light meals:

 Rice cakes and/or Rye Vita biscuits with any of the following: avocado pear, feta cheese, tomato, sardines, cucumber, tuna, Marmite or honey OR
 Fresh fruit: eat fruit by itself or in-between meals OR
 Figs and cashews/macadamias/pecans/un-sulphured dried fruit/dates/almonds

Lunch and supper:

 VEGETARIAN: fresh tofu, soya mince and frozen soya products
 FISH: Steamed, grilled or baked – not fried! Served with lemon butter and herbal salt
 LAMB: stewed, grilled or baked – not fried!
 FREE RANGE CHICKEN : – baked, grilled, steamed or stir-fried

• Serve any of the above with brown rice, or Basmati Rice, lentils, barley or dried beans (cook well on stove in a stainless steel cooking pot with water and salt)
• Fresh vegetables should be eaten at least twice a day

• All vegetables should be steamed, baked, grilled or served raw – not fried! Flavour with herbs, and/or A Vogel’s Plantaforce, Herbamare or Kelpamare

• SOUPS can be made with any of the above

Recommended dairy products:

 Cottage cheese
 Feta cheese
 Unsalted butter
 Maas
 Organic milk in moderation

For salad dressing:

Cold pressed oil (preferably virgin olive oil) mixed with:
 Fresh lemon juice
 Garlic
 Ground black pepper
 Herbamare
 Kelpamare

Healthy tips:

Use honey sparingly. Have no more than two cups of the following teas a day – Rooibos, fennel, fruit, chamomile, peppermint, green. Remember to drink water and avoid drinking fruit juices; rather eat fresh fruit.

Avoid all:

Processed and refined wheat products, pork, cold meats, beef, battery eggs, milk, yoghurt, yellow cheese, alcohol, coffee, tea, sugar, processed fruit juices, reheated foods, fried foods, microwaved foods and homogenised milk.

Do have:
 Raw honey
 Rye bread
 Soya milk/rice milk/oat milk
 Water
 Carob
 Bambu
 Popcorn

Instead of:
 Brown/white sugar
 Whole wheat/white bread
 Cow’s milk
 Fruit juices/carbonated fizzy drinks
 Chocolate
 Coffee
 Potato crisps

Always drink:

2 litres of water a day to ensure the complete hydration of every cell in your body.

All products are available from Pharmacies and Health Stores

For more information please contact:

SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
P.O. Box 2
Botha’s Hill, KZN, 3660

Customer Care lines:
Tel: 031 7838000
Fax : 031 7838080

This leaflet is not intended as a medical diagnosis, and in no way excludes the necessity of a diagnosis from a health practitioner. Its intent is solely informational and educational.


Do you suffer from?
Pain in the joints
Pain in the muscles
Do you produce a lot of acid, reacting with jewellery causing the skin to go black
Burning urine
Strong smelling urine
Burning stools
Strong odour to perspiration
Low Immunity
Take a long time to recover after exercise
Painful body after exercise
White coated tongue
Skin rashes in the groin - underarms - under breasts
Dental caries or loss of teeth
Dry, flaky, itchy skin
Fungal skin infections
Vaginal infections
Sugar craving
Low blood sugar

As you can see, the list to describe the ailing body can be endless!

Acidity denotes degeneration

Nature’s Solution:

Body acidity can cause varied symptoms. There is a belief that acidity is only reflected via blood tests, indicating blood uric acid levels. If blood tests are within normal range for uric acid, pathology is then looked for elsewhere.

A Vogel however linked body acidity to a lack of calcium on the one hand and poor elimination of toxins created by metabolism on the other hand. He recommends the use of A Vogel Urticalcin daily to maintain optimum calcium absorption together with the natural plant calcium supplementation present in the formula. Urticalcin also contains the tissue salt Nat Phos to assist with the maintenance of a neutral to alkaline blood PH. A Vogel also recommends the use of Boldocynara liver stimulating and drainage drops together with Nephrosolid kidney stimulating drops to assist with the elimination of metabolic wastes.

Some useful information:

To maintain a healthy body PH, it is necessary to consider
how diet and stress affects body processes

The typical Western diet consisting of refined foods such as refined wheat, pasta, pizza, sugar, processed breakfast cereals, flavoured, coloured and preserved foods, fast foods, fried foods, coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, and alcohol all singularly and collectively create disharmony in the blood. Conditions arise due to the lack of nutrients present in the people who eat these denatured foods. A Vogel recommends a diet rich in fresh vegetables, eaten raw or steamed, fresh fruits, raw seeds, raw nuts, cottage cheese, fish and water as a daily healthy diet. The addition of fresh herbs to flavour the foods together with naturally sweet dried fruits goes a long way to satisfy the palate. The A Vogel culinary products such as Herbamare and Trocomare (herbal salt), as well as the vegetable Bouillion Plantaforce makes every meal a feast! As a salad dressing or table condiment, use A Vogel’s Kelpamare, a delicious mild soya and vegetable sauce.

The effects of situations in life eliciting responses of anger, resentment, fear and guilt supersedes all dietary indiscretions. Dr Vogel encourages people to live harmonious, honest lives, serving one another in a kind way. A peaceful life is the seedbed for a healthy body to grow.

Some advice from Dr Vogel

There is nothing more harmful to the life of our cells than continuous or repeated mental stress. Indeed, it poisons the blood and lymph and undermines the very life of the cells to a greater extent than some of the dietary factors listed above, even when taken together.

Did you know?

- The continuous use of chemical medicines can be a contributing factor in body imbalances and acidity. Check with your pharmacist.
- 8 - 10 glasses of clean water a day can bring the body fluids to a correct level enabling absorption and elimination to be maintained.
- Regular walking will help to keep the circulation in good shape as well as increasing oxygen levels through deeper breathing. Both are essential to restore the body to optimum health. Physically active people succumb less to major illnesses.
- Enough rest is required to restore energy levels. Reduce late nights out, rather stay home, read a book, listen to music -avoid the TV!
- An acidic body is a body which needs extra nutrients, good food, water and rest. Any person can become acidic, but blue-eyed people are more prone to develop acidity.

Keep your body in a healthy state by eating well, get regular exercise, rest, and drink water. Acidity can be a hereditary tendency which requires lifelong lifestyle changes. The sooner you adjust to a lifestyle of wellness the sooner life becomes pain-free and full of fun-filled energy. Regularly take your dose of calcium in Urticalcin and drain the kidneys and liver with Nephrosolid and Boldocynara at least twice a year, for a 6-week period.

Urticalcin Tablets. Application No. U959 (Act 101/1965). Each tablet contains Calcium carb. Hahnem. D4 0,50mg, Calcium Phos D6 0,50mg, Natrium phos D6 0,50mg, Silicea D6 2,50mg and Urtica D1 10,00mg in a tablet base composed of lactose, potato starch and magnesium stearate.

Boldocynara Liquid Application No. U876 (Act 101/1965). Each 1ml contains Cynara scolymus Ø 421mg, Silybum matianum Ø 293mg, Taraxacum off. Ø 110mg, Peumus boldus Ø 64mg and Menta piperita Ø 27mg. Alcohol content 60% v/v.

Nephrosolid Liquid Application No. U927 (Act 101/1965). Each 1ml contains Solidago Virgauren Ø 635mg, Betula Pensula Ø 166mg, Ononis Spinosa Ø 64mg Equisetum arvense Ø 55mg, Alcohol 62% v/v

All products are available from Pharmacies and Health Stores

For more information please contact:

SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 2, Botha’s Hill, KZN, 3660

Customer Care lines:
Tel: 031 7838000 Fax: 031 7838080

This leaflet is not intended as a medical diagnosis, and in no way excludes the necessity of a diagnoses from a health practitioner. Its intent is solely informational and educational.
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