So now that I know I have this condition, I have to try to fix it. It's all in DIET. I've never thought that I would go on a diet, but now it seems that I have to. The diet consists of tons of vegetables, fruits, and other alkaline producing foods. I have to eat about 70% of those at each meal and 30% of acid producing foods (all kinds of meat, grains except quinoa and millet, and pretty much any junk food, sugar, pasta, etc.). I thought it would be very easy for me, but it has turned out to be difficult on the days that I am busy. I've tried millet, and it's delicious (just like rice). I'm trying quinoa cereal tomorrow morning instead of my usual oat meal (it turns out blueberries and walnuts produce acid too. Sad!). I read that a fast way to start becoming more alkaline is to juice vegetables a few times a day and drink that. I looked at juicers and it was $50 for a decent one! So now I'm saving up for one so I can get healthy.
We went out for dinner last night with my parents, and I failed at my diet miserably. I had rice, chicken, and sweet and sour sauce (pretty much straight sugar). And then I ate the leftovers today for lunch. It's hard to stick to a diet. It's pizza night at church tonight before Jr. High youth group, and I'm not going to have any! I'm going to saute zucchini before I go and eat that with a salad.
I'll keep you posted on my success/failure of my diet and my condition in the future. It might take a while to fix, but hopefully now that I'm aware of it, I'll be on the right track.