Alkaline vs Acidic pH
Alkaline vs Acidic pH
pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. In the human body this is tested through the pH of urine. However it really reflects the pH of the blood. The pH of a solution is measured on a scale from one to fourteen. Higher pH indicates greater oxygen richness (alkaline). Lower pH indicates oxygen deprivation (acidic). The ideal pH for the blood/body is 7 which is neither too alkaline or acidic. However the body when stressed may have use for alkaline reserves to perform bodily functions such as fighting infections or disease so the target pH is actually around 7.35 or 7.5
The pH of the human body fluctuates continually. The food and diet one ingests affects the body’s pH. Through diet one must try to balance the body’s pH. This is easily done when one understands that certain foods are acid forming while others are alkalizing within the body. Acid forming foods create a condition known as acidosis. When this happens the alkaline reserves of the body are depleted during the process to neutralize the excessive acids. This will leave the body in a less than normal condition. This weakened state will then lead to the onset of many diseases. There is a concept called Autotoxication which points to this alkalinity/acidity imbalance as the root cause for all disease which allows acid to accumulate within the body. An acidic environment is ideal for many pathogens and diseases to thrive in.
“Now we depart from health in just the proportion to which we have allowed our alkalies to be dissipated by introduction of acid-forming food in too great amount. It may seem strange to say that all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so.”
William Howard Hay, M.D. from his 1933 book “A New Health Era”
Harmful Effects of Acidosis
- Sepsis or blood poisoning.
- Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
- Premature aging.
- Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
- Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.
- Low energy and chronic fatigue.
Testing the Body’s pH
Although the pH of the body may change several times during the day especially after meals it is a good idea to test one’s pH. Multiply tests preformed in a day will allow one to monitor the fluctuation of it. The results of eating certain foods and drinking certain beverages will be evident. Adequate changes in the alkaline diet will be positively re-inforced. Tests are simple reactive pretreated strips of paper that one can use at home. These are inexpensive and are available at local or online pharmacies. These test strips are simply passed through one’s urine stream and after a certain time (see directions) compared to a color chart for results. The recommended times for pH tests are an hour prior to eating and again a couple of hours after. Remember that the ideal pH for the body about 7.35 – 7.5
The pH test strips measure the absorption of acid buffer within the body. These buffers are nutritional minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium which the body uses to neutralize the acid levels within it. During acidosis high acid levels cause the body to either neutralize it by buffering it with minerals that it must take from bones and organs or store the acid in tissues of the body(autotoxication). The pH testing should be conducted several times a day when beginning to assess and correct the body’s pH level. As the dietary changes become second nature the testing can level out to several times a week to help maintain a proper pH balance.
Some Methods for Correcting an Acidic pH
There are supplements available for balancing an acidic pH. However it is essential to incorporate alkaline forming foods to one’s diet. In addition to some alkaline forming foods there are recipes for alkaline forming drinks that use organic raw Apple Cider Vinegar.
Alkaline Forming Foods
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
See comprehensive list at http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm
Here are some Alkaline Forming Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipes
These foods and drinks can and should become a part of one’s regular diet.
Acidosis and Fungi
Fungi can thrive in an acidic, anaerobic environment. Many pathogenic bacteria thrive in this same environment. The beneficial bacteria within the body are aerobic and thrive in an oxygen rich environment. There are recent studies that point to acidosis and fungal infections as a root cause of many illnesses such as Morgellons, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Cirrhosis, Mollaret’s Meningitis, Psoriasis, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease among others. These diseases are thought to be linked to fungal infections because they respond to anti-fungal drugs and there is no other explanation on the cause of the response. They are thought to result from an exposure to mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are poisons that are produced by fungi. Some of these mycotoxins are considered “medicinal” while other fungal-derived toxins may target and injure certain organs in the body.
Food Grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide
The use of food grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide to oxygenate the body is a simple protocol. It is very important however that only Food Grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide be used. H2O2 boosts the immune system and may cause organ transplants to be rejected by the body. It is not recommended for use by those who have received an organ transplant. 35% pharmaceutical grade H2O2 should not be consumed either. It has stabilizers added to it that should not be used internally. Only Food Grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide is to be used in this treatment.
This treatment calls for the H2O2 being diluted in filtered water, juice or Aloe Vera juice. Take the H2O2 in eight ounces of liquid. This is drank on an empty stomach. This means no food 2 hours before drinking and fatty foods should be avoided. The H2O2 will react and foam if there is food in the stomach. This is taken three times a day. Start with 3 drops of H2O2 and each following day add a drop more. 3,3,3 then 4,4,4 and 5,5,5 and so on until three weeks later when the dosage should be 24,24,24. The program should be followed with a maintenance program of 24 drops in 8 ounces of liquid once every other day for one week. Then 24 drops in 8 ounces of liquid once every third day for two weeks. Finally 24 drops in 8 ounces of liquid once every fourth day for three weeks.
If this program is a bit too aggressive ( there may be a die off of fungi and bacteria) a simpler treatment of 8 drops in 8 ounces of liquid once a day for 35 days may be adopted. It will be beneficial to take probiotics to re-establish the friendly bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract while under this treatment and vitamin E will increase the body’s ability to utilize any available oxygen. Remember to drink on an empty stomach and to take the probiotics a couple of hours later. Vitamin C should be avoided when on this protocol.
Some have reported added benefits by staying on this protocol for up to 6 months at the 24 drops 3 times per day dosage. Others have had good results with the 8 drops once per day. If an upset stomach occurs one may step down to the previous level of treatment ( for days or weeks ) until the symptom stop and then slowly resume increasing the dosage.
Remember to use Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide only. There are many other uses for it that can easily be found by doing a search on a search engine. There are also cautions that should be read and understood concerning its use. Suppliers are also listed on many of these sites.