Carole Keast has turned her life around with acid-reducing superfoods.
Carole Keast has turned her life around with acid-reducing superfoods. John Gass

Alkalising key to health

SIX months ago Tweed Heads woman Carole Keast was struggling with chronic Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory disorder of the digestive system.

It meant she was under constant medication and in and out of hospital.

Today she enjoys a quality of life she never imagined possible.

She attributes the turn-around in her health to a lifestyle change that she calls “alkalising”, and she believes it can help everyone improve their health.

“Alkalising simply means choosing foods that are not acidic to help balance out our systems,” Ms Keast said.

“By realising how toxins work and how our livers process food I was able to make food choices that were healthy for my digestive system.”

According to Ms Keast foods high in protein and sugars can be very acidic, while fresh green vegetables, wheatgrass and Brazil’s super berry Acai are all alkaline and help to balance out the pH of our system.

These “superfoods” were so effective on Ms Keast’s health that she no longer requires pharmaceutical medication; her Crohn’s disease has stabilised to a manageable level and she has lost 25 kilos, returning her to a healthy weight range.

“People have to realise that it’s not going to happen overnight, but you also don’t need to make radical changes to your life to feel healthier,” Ms Keast said.

“I now have so much more energy. I have climbed Mt Warning.

“You just need to make a little difference to your diet, starting by introducing these alkaline foods, many of which are really high in antioxidants.”

Ms Keast has now opened her own online store at www.energysuperfoods.com.



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