THE WESLEY DIET
The Wesley diet is an alkaline plant based diet. Studies have shown that by replacing acidic foods with alkaline foods it can reduce the amount of acid in your body and raise the oxygen levels in your blood. Because people with Sickle Cell already suffer from low oxygen levels in the blood, it’s best to eat an alkaline diet to help combat that. Acidic foods also cause inflammation throughout the body and mucus in the gut. Inflammation in the body can narrow the blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow freely throughout the body. Mucus in the gut is a problem because it can keep your body from absorbing essential vitamins and minerals. Below you can find a list of alkaline foods and a list of acidic foods.
New Baby Potatoes
FATS & OILS
Fresh Vegetable Juice
Lemon Water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime)
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Pure Water (distilled, reverse osmosis, ionized)
SEEDS, NUTS, & GRAINS
Any Sprouted Seed
Sprouts (soy, alfalfa, mung bean, wheat, little radish, chickpea, broccoli, etc.)
Stick to salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils. Try to consume plenty of raw foods and at least 2-3 liters of clean, pure water daily.
Other Seafood (apart from occasional oily fish such as salmon)
Condiments (Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise etc.)
All fruits, aside from those listed in the alkaline column.
FATS & OILS
Margarine (worse than butter)
SEEDS & NUTS
Steer clear of fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates, alcohol and tobacco. Packaged foods are often full of hidden offenders and microwaved meals are full of sugars and salts. Over cooking also removes all of the nutrition from a meal.