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Are vitamins helpful?
According to a report on Adelaide Channel 9, vitamins do nothing, are a waste of money, and some herbal supplements cause liver damage. As usual, Channel 9 neglected to get the real story, did not read the thousands of studies proving the benefits of vitamins, or allow the alternative health industry to respond. Just one example: Vitamin D3 at a healthy dose of 5000 IU (5 times the normal dose) can reduce risk of cancer between 50% and 90% and high-dose vitamin C can also help significantly. If a drug company developed a drug to perform as well, they would charge a fortune and want a Nobel Prize for inventing it!
LeanMachine has not had a cold or flu or even a headache since adopting a Paleo-style diet and a host of vitamin and mineral supplements in the year 2010 at age 63. Now at age 72, LeanMachine is healthier, stronger with more energy than at any time in his life, all allergies gone and never gets sick!
Back to Channel 9 and liver damage - they neglected to mention that most people on the liver transplant waiting list are there because of Paracetamol overdose, and many cancer patients suffer because of Paracetamol, causing destruction of natural L-Glutathione (the "Master Antioxidant"), our main defense mechanism against cancer and most other diseases. Obviously another fake story by Big Pharma to retain their profits and keep people sick, and shame on Channel 9 to be a part of this!
Almost every one of our 60 to 100 trillion body cells has Vitamin D3 receptors, and D3 is essential for mineral absorption, bone building, and disease prevention.
One year supply at 5x normal strength, only AU$17. Vitamin D3 article.

The Alkaline Health Diet

Alkaline diets are vital for good health, strong bones, and prevention of cancer, parasites, candida and other problems.

What is alkalinity?

Alkalinity is measured on the pH scale, ranging from 0 (acid) to 14 (alkaline) with 7.0 as neutral.
Lower numbers are more acidic and higher numbers more alkaline.
Our blood should be slightly alkaline (7.35 pH to 7.45 pH) for good health.
Anything above or below this range causes symptoms, sickness, disease and even death if our blood goes below about 6.9 which is just a teeny tiny bit acidic!
The body does an excellent job of controlling pH levels, but at the expense of our bones!
If the body cannot compensate for acidic pH with alkaline minerals from the diet, then the parathyroids go to work extracting calcium from our bones and teeth.
This is why an acidic diet causes osteoporosis - bones that are weak, light, brittle.

Problems with Acid Blood

Acid blood (acidosis) decreases mineral absorption ability, decreases energy production in our cells, decreases our ability to repair damaged cells, decreases the ability to detoxify heavy metals, and allows tumour cells, candida (yeast infections), parasites and other infections to thrive, making us tired and sick.
Acid blood can be caused by an acid-forming diet, stress, toxins, immune reactions, oxygen deprivation or nutrient deprivation.
Acidosis is becoming more common today because of the typical acid-forming modern diet, too high in meat, eggs and dairy, and too low in alkaline-forming foods like fresh vegetables.
Even worse, we eat acid-forming processed foods like flour and sugar, and drink acid-forming beverages like coffee and fizzy drinks.
Most fizzy drinks have acid as a preservative, commonly phosphoric acid or acetic acid.
Acetic acid is also used in many processed foods, and most people remember from high school that acetic acid comes from citrus fruits, so it can't be all that bad, but this is NOT the case!
Acetic acid in foods and drinks is an industrial chemical and nothing to do with citrus fruit, and like phosphoric acid, is the fastest way to get osteoporosis, broken bones, rotten teeth, cancer and rotten health.
Many prescription medications are acid-forming, also artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet 'N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are all poisonous and extremely acid-forming.
The only practical use for these is ant poison. Sprinkling some around ant-holes can be as effective as any commercial ant poison.
It is difficult to eliminate every acid-forming food from our diet, but to maintain health, the diet should consist of at least 60% alkaline-forming foods, and to recover from illness or an acid state, we need a minimum of 80% alkaline-forming foods. Healthy alkaline-forming foods include fruits, vegetables, peas, beans, spices, herbs, seeds, almonds and walnuts.
Acid-forming foods include meat, fish, poultry, eggs and grains.

What Causes some foods to be Acid-Forming?

It is not the acid in food, but the minerals in food that determine the acid or alkaline properties in the body.
The electrons of elemental atoms in the food interact with other atoms in chemical reactions. The outermost electrons of an atom are valence electrons, usually the only electrons involved in chemical reactions, as inner electrons are more tightly held in the atom. Atoms with a valence of one (Potassium, Sodium, Caesium) or two (Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese), have one or two electrons available for chemical reactions, and are very alkaline-forming atoms. Atoms with a valence of three (Boron, Iron) are less alkaline-forming, and atoms with a valence of four (Carbon, Germanium), five (Nitrogen, Phosphorus), or six (Sulfur, Oxygen, Selenium, Chromium), are increasingly acid-forming atoms, and a valence of seven (Iodine, Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine) are highly acid-forming.
Minerals with a valence of 8 are the noble or inert gases which do not combine with anything else and have no effect on the body.
Note that some foods like lemons, for example, are acidic, but the net result from the minerals and being broken down in the mouth, stomach and small intestine results in an alkaline balance, hence the term "alkaline-forming" which is much more important than the acidic or alkaline level in the natural food.
Remember back to High School Chemistry and Physics - looking at the Periodic Chart of the elements, minerals on the left side tend to be alkaline, and on the right side tend to be acidic.

The table below gives alkalinity properties with best foods at the top, worst at the bottom.

Alkaline Food Chart

High Alkaline
Moderate Alkaline
(Next Best)
Low Alkaline
Very Low Alkaline
  • baking soda
  • chlorella
  • dulse
  • lemons
  • lentils
  • limes
  • lotus root
  • mineral water
  • nectarine
  • onion
  • persimmon
  • pineapple
  • pumpkin seed
  • raspberry
  • sea salt
  • sea vegetables
  • seaweed
  • spirulina
  • sweet potato
  • tangerine
  • taro root
  • umeboshi plums
  • vegetable juices
  • watermelon
  • apples
  • apricots
  • arugula
  • asparagus
  • banchi tea
  • beans (fresh green)
  • broccoli
  • cantaloupe
  • carob
  • carrots
  • cashews
  • cayenne
  • chestnuts
  • citrus
  • dandelion
  • dandelion tea
  • dewberry
  • edible flowers
  • endive
  • garlic
  • ginger (fresh)
  • ginseng tea
  • grapefruit
  • herbal tea
  • herbs (leafy green)
  • honeydew
  • kale
  • kambucha
  • kelp
  • kiwifruit
  • kohlrabi
  • loganberry
  • mango
  • molasses
  • mustard green
  • olive
  • parsley
  • parsnip
  • passion fruit
  • peas
  • pepper
  • raspberries
  • soy sauce
  • spices
  • sweet corn (fresh)
  • turnip
  • almonds
  • apple cider vinegar
  • apples (sour)
  • artichokes (jerusalem)
  • avocado
  • bell pepper
  • blackberry
  • brown rice vinegar
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • cherry
  • cod liver oil
  • collard green
  • egg yolks
  • eggplant
  • ginseng
  • green tea
  • herbs
  • honey (raw)
  • leeks
  • mushrooms
  • nutritional yeast
  • papaya
  • peach
  • pear
  • pickles (homemade)
  • potato
  • primrose oil
  • pumpkin
  • quail eggs
  • radishes
  • rice syrup
  • rutabaga
  • sake
  • sesame seed
  • sprouts
  • watercress
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • avocado oil
  • banana
  • beet
  • blueberry
  • brussel sprouts
  • celery
  • chive
  • cilantro
  • coconut oil
  • cucumber
  • currant
  • duck eggs
  • fermented veggies
  • flax oil
  • ghee
  • ginger tea
  • grain coffee
  • grapes
  • hemp seed oil
  • japonica rice
  • lettuces
  • oats
  • okra
  • olive oil
  • orange
  • quinoa
  • raisin
  • sprouted seeds
  • squashes
  • strawberry
  • sunflower seeds
  • tahini
  • tempeh
  • turnip greens
  • umeboshi vinegar
  • wild rice
Very Low Acidic
(OK in moderation)
Low Acidic
(Limit intake)
Moderate Acidic
High Acidic
(Strongly Avoid)
  • amaranth
  • black-eyed peas
  • brown rice
  • butter
  • canola oil
  • chutney
  • coconut
  • cream
  • curry
  • dates
  • dry fruit
  • fava beans
  • figs
  • fish
  • gelatin
  • goat cheese
  • grape seed oil
  • guava
  • honey
  • kasha
  • koma coffee
  • maple syrup
  • millet
  • organs
  • pine nuts
  • pumpkin seed oil
  • rhubarb
  • sheep cheese
  • spinach
  • string beans
  • sunflower oil
  • triticale
  • venison (deer)
  • vinegar
  • wax beans
  • wild duck
  • zucchini
  • adzuki beans
  • aged cheese
  • alcohol
  • almond oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • black tea
  • boar
  • buckwheat
  • chard
  • cow milk
  • elk
  • farina
  • game meat
  • goat milk
  • goose
  • kamut
  • kidney beans
  • lamb
  • lima beans
  • milk
  • mollusks
  • mutton
  • navy beans
  • pinto beans
  • plum
  • red beans
  • safflower oil
  • seitan
  • semolina
  • sesame oil
  • shell fish
  • soy cheese
  • spelt
  • tapioca
  • teff
  • tofu
  • tomatoes
  • turkey
  • vanilla
  • wheat
  • white beans
  • white rice
  • barley groats
  • basmati rice
  • bear
  • casein
  • chestnut oil
  • chicken
  • coffee
  • corn
  • cottage cheese
  • cranberry
  • egg whites
  • fructose
  • garbanzo beans
  • green peas
  • honey (pasteurized)
  • ketchup
  • lard
  • maize
  • mussels
  • mustard
  • nutmeg
  • oat bran
  • olives (pickled)
  • other legumes
  • palm kernel oil
  • pasta (whole grain)
  • pastry
  • peanuts
  • pecans
  • pistachio seeds
  • pomegranate
  • popcorn
  • pork
  • prunes
  • rye
  • snow peas
  • soy milk
  • squid
  • veal
  • artificial sweeteners
  • barley
  • beef
  • beer
  • brazil nuts
  • breads
  • brown sugar
  • cocoa
  • cottonseed oil
  • flour (white)
  • fried foods
  • fruit juices with sugar
  • hazelnuts
  • hops
  • ice cream
  • jam / jelly
  • liquor
  • lobster
  • malt
  • pasta (white)
  • pheasant
  • pickles (commercial)
  • processed cheese
  • seafood
  • soft drinks
  • soybean
  • sugar
  • table salt
  • walnuts
  • white bread
  • white vinegar
  • whole wheat foods
  • wine
  • yeast
  • yogurt (sweetened)


Most grains are acid-forming, but sprouted seeds and grains become more alkaline in the process of sprouting. In fact, toxic chemicals in the grain like phytic acid (which cause many problems in humans) disappear, are replaced with far more nutritious compounds when sprouting.
All vegetable and fruit juices are highly alkaline. The most alkali-forming juices are: fig juice, green juices of all green vegetables and tops, carrots, beet, celery, pineapple and citrus juices.
Tap water in much of the Western World is acid-forming because of the Chlorine and Fuoride added, two of the most acid-forming elements known.
Reverse Osmosis systems can remove much of these minerals, (but can also remove magnesium and other beneficial minerals).
Email sales@leanmachine.com.au if you need help selecting a Reverse Osmosis system. We sometimes have them in stock for delivery and installation in the Kapunda and Barossa regions only.

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LeanMachine is not a doctor, and everyone should consult with their own health professional before taking any product to ensure there is no conflict with existing prescription medication.
LeanMachine has been studying nutrition and health since 2011 and has completed many relevant studies including:
Open2Study, Australia - Food, Nutrition and Your Health
RMIT University, Australia - Foundations of Psychology
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - Chemistry - Building Blocks of the World
University of Washington, USA - Energy, Diet and Weight
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Health Issues for Aging Populations
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - International Nutrition
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Methods in Biostatistics I
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Methods in Biostatistics II
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Principles of Human Nutrition
TUFTS University, USA - Nutrition and Medicine
TUFTS University, USA - Lipids/Cardiovascular Disease I and Lipids/Cardiovascular Disease II
Technical Learning College, USA - Western Herbology, Identification, Formulas
Bath University, England - Inside Cancer
WebMD Education - The Link Between Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands - Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis
LeanMachine has now read thousands of studies, journals and reports related to health and nutrition and this research is ongoing.

Updated 16th January 2017, Copyright © Brenton Wight and BJ & HJ Wight trading as Lean Machine abn 55293601285