Hey guys, Axe here, of natural medicine and founder of draxe.In this tutorial i'm going to share with you the truth about alkalinity including the alkaline diet and how to naturally balance your ph.I will tell you this, that alkalinity is important, but not necessarily exactly what you think it might be.I see a lot of people out there, even a few s, who are recommending you follow a purely alkaline diet.The truth is you don't want to follow a purely alkaline diet.You want a balanced diet of a lot of alkaline foods and then also some good acidic.
Foods to balance things out.There are foods that are completely healthy that are acidic that you would think would be alkaline.For instance blueberries, the number one fruit super food on the planet, high in resveratrol, bioflavonoids, loads of antioxidants, that's acidic.Certain foods like apple cider vinegar, that's acidic.Sauerkraut we know to be full of probiotics, and kefir, even lemons, those are acidic.Many of them over time might have an alkaline effect on your body, but overall those are acidic.So ass you can see, it's not necessarily cut.
And dry of eat a bunch of alkaline foods and stay away from acidic foods.Here's what's important.Rather than just an alkaline diet, you want to follow a nutrient dense diet that's high in alkaline foods.Here are some of the best foods.Number one is green leafy vegetables.Now green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, they are loaded with something called chlorophyll which helps in detoxing and cleansing your body.It's great for liver detoxification.Getting those in your diet, those are very, very alkaline and those are great for your body.
Also, you want to get berries in your diet.Now berries are borderline.Some are acidic.Some are more alkaline.They are still nutrient dense and over time help get your body to the right ph.Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, blackberries, cranberries are all fantastic.Then, of course, other fruits are great as well.Kiwis are packed with vitamin c.We know oranges are great and apples.Really all fruits and vegetables are going to fall within these categories and be very alkaline.Now here's a surprise alkaline food for you bone broth.Bone broth has been consumed.
For over 5,000 years we know.That's where you take the bones and ligaments of animals.You put them in a onepot or a crock pot.You put in a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and you cook it.The amino acids and minerals come out of the bones.Now what we've found is minerals are very alkaline.So consuming bone broth actually helps your body alkalize.In fact, one of the things i've had my patients do, when they needed to balance their ph, is i would have them do veggie juice along with bone broth.
And do a liquid fast for three days and completely transform the ph of their body and their overall health.Again, bone broth is very surprising but a very alkaline super food.You can do bone broth liquid or even buy bone broth protein powder or collagen protein.Put a few tablespoons in a super foods smoothie every day.It's fantastic for tissue repair and getting those amino acids in your diet.Again, when it comes to alkalinity, we know that vegetables, fruits, and bone broth are the best.Also super foods like seaweed, specifically spirulina, chlorella and ala, those three.
Algae are very, very alkaline.Spirulina is a super food of the future, packed with vitamins and minerals.Adding a simple scoop of a grain super food powder or an organic super grains every morning to a smoothie is fantastic.Great way to alkalize your body.Then, of course, you want to add in some herbs.Cilantro and parsley and dill, these are very alkaline herbs.Cilantro and parsley and basil, i use those almost every single day in my cooking.Getting them fresh is the best, but dried is great as well.Getting more of those.
Herbs in your diet as well is definitely going to help you alkalize.Then if you want to alkalize as well, you've got to get your emotions right.It's so important.One of the things that i recommend you do every single day is wake up and do a spiritual triathlon.Here's what that looks like.Your first five minutes you wake up you say everything you're grateful for.For me, i pray to god.That's maybe what you do, or maybe you just speak it out.The first five minutes, get up and say everything you're grateful for.
In your personal life, your financial life, your recreational life, your work life and any other area of your life.Say everything you're grateful for.Then the next five minutes either read a devotion or a bible or a personal growth book.Read something.The next five minutes either pray or meditate on those things or visualize.Do a spiritual triathlon every morning.Getting your emotions balanced and uplifting your own mood and spirit can actually help balance your ph and make your body more alkaline, versus if you wake up and just are in a bad mood and start taking care of emails and emergencies.
That can actually cause your body to be more acidic and flood your body with bad hormones versus the good balanced hormones that you actually want.Hey, if you want to learn more about alkalinity, check out my website draxe.Also, if you want to learn more about the best super foods and remedies and how to use food as medicine, make sure to sign up here for my youtube channel.I know you're going to love some of the future tutorials i have coming out.Hey, this has been Axe talking about how to balance your alkalinity, your ph, and the.
Site Selection How to Grow Blueberries
Intro music david handley i'm david handley, the university of maine cooperative extension small fruit and vegetable specialist, and today we're going to talk about selecting a site for planting your blueberries.Now, when we look for a site for blueberries one of the first things you want to do is select a site that's open and not shaded.Although blueberries will tolerate shade, if you're after these plants for production, in other words lots of berries, then they should get full sunlight.If you're primarily interested in having them in the landscape.
And feeding the birds then sure, go ahead and put them in a partially shaded area, but just understand you're going to lose a little bit of fruit when you go down that lane.Now, the other thing you want is a little bit of protection.Blueberries are not adequately hardy for all parts of maine.So if you can have a hedge or something running along the west and north sides to prevent those cold winds from coming and hurting those delicate buds in the wintertime, that will help quite a bit.
One of the things you don't want to use for a hedge though is balsam fir.Balsam fir exchanges some disease problems, specifically witches' broom, with blueberries so that's not a particularly good plant to have around your blueberries.But some other kind of evergreen hedge will help them get through the winter much better.The other thing you want to be near is a source of water.These plants need water not only for establishment but through the fruiting season, especially for facing a very dry summer, you want to be able to get water to those plants.Get some place where you can either.
Run a hose to them, some trickle irrigation or a soaker hose to keep those roots well rooted during the summertime.Now in terms of soil types, blueberries like a welldrained soil and this is a mistake gardeners often make.They think, blueberries grow in the swamp so i'm going to plant them in a wet, soggy part of my lawn.That's not really the case.Blueberries will tolerate wet during the late fall, winter and spring, in other words, when they're dormant.But during the growing season if their roots are in water, the plants will drown and you'll.
Lose them.So pick a welldrained soil.In other words, don't look for a spot where the water stands in the spring.Stay away from there, go a little further uphill where the water drains away quite nicely.Blueberries don't like heavy soil so we want to stay away from areas that are loaded with clay.They prefer a sandy or sandy loam type soil, something that drains well and is nice and friable like we see here.Lots of big chunks in this soil will drain very well, the roots will be able to grow through there very well.This is the type of soil that we're.
Looking for.If your soil has a lot of clay or is compacted, you need to work a lot of organic matter into that soil to loosen it up, to improve the drainages and help those roots grow better.Some of the things we can add to the soil to help improve that, peat moss is very typically used for blueberries because they like a lot of organic matter and they tend to grow in peat type soils in the wild anyway.Peat moss is a little bit expensive but if you're just.
Growing a few plants, this will work quite well.Remember to wet it before you incorporate it into the soil.If you incorporate it in dry, it actually acts like a sponge and will suck that moisture right out of the soil.The other thing we can use is compost.Compost is just a nice source or organic matter and will also help loosen up the soil.It can be less expensive than peat moss, especially if you make it yourself.Just make sure it's got good drainage and also be aware that the.
Ph of your compost can be quite high sometimes and blueberries like an acid soil.We'll talk more about that in a minute.You can also use other sources of organic matter, things like sawdust for example, but bear in mind if you use something like sawdust or just leaves or pine needles worked into the soil, they can rob the soil of nitrogen because as the bacteria in the soil tries to break that down it will pull the nitrogen out of the soil, make it less available to your blueberry plants and you may find you're having a real tough time keeping those blueberries.
Adequately fertilized.So i prefer something that's already broken down like compost, wellrotted sawdust or just some peat moss premoistened before you work it into the soil.Now, in terms of preparing your soil and getting ready for that, this should be done in the fall before planting.Of course, have a soil test taken.Stop at your cooperative extension county office, pick up a soil test box, get the little form, make a soil test the way they tell you.We have a tutorial on that at this website that you can look at.But be.
Sure on the form that you fill out blueberries because blueberries have some very specific nutritional needs and you don't just want to put a general garden code on here.Make sure you code for blueberries.They'll come back and tell you what you need to do but one of the things you need to be aware of is that blueberries are acid loving plants.They're in the same family as rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurels, that group.They like their soil to be acid or sour.Usually what we're looking for is a ph of about 4.8 to 5.2.Typically if you're going into soil.
That's had lime like a lawn or a garden, your ph is going to be up around between six and seven so you may need to acidify that soil.What they'll recommend is that you put some sulfur on it and you can buy sulfur in little pelletized form like this or you can buy it in a powdered form.Your soil test will tell you exactly how much you need to add per square foot to bring that ph down to the desired level of 4.8 to 5.2.This should be worked into the soil preferably the fall before planting.
So it has time to break down and adjust that ph for you.Now, when we're going to plant these things we want to work some organic matter into the soil.You can do this the fall before if you want.You can add some compost to the soil or you can work a cover crop in such as winter rye, or oats, or buckwheat, one of those things, but when we actually plant the plants we'll be working some compost and some other organic matter right into the soil.Typically what i recommend is when you dig a hole for blueberries, you take the soil.
That you've taken out of that hole and mix it one to one with your organic matter such as compost or peat moss.Just work it right in there and this is what we're going to backfill around the plant once we plant this in the springtime.So we'd put the plant in, backfill with this one to one mixture of organic matter and soil, and our ph is at the proper level because we put sulfur in the fall before, and we'll be all set.So the primary things to remember are full sunlight, protection against the wind, a good.
Source or water, good drainage in your soil, and correct your ph to 4.8 to 5.2 and you'll be all set.The last thing we want to talk about is weed control.One of the things we don't want to do is dig right into a lawn, just dig a hole in a lawn and stick your bush in there because the grass will quickly come back in and compete with the roots of these blueberries.These blueberry roots are only about six to eight inches deep so you need to kill out any grass.
Or weed species that are on that soil prior to planting.You can do this with a lawn herbicide if you want the fall before to kill it out and plant into it the next year.You can do it by working that grass up the year before and making sure that it's not going to come back by working it repeatedly.Or you can just do something like laying some old landscape fabric down or some old plastic that you might have lying around, tar paper, whatever, put that down on the ground for several months and this.
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