I just read your excellent book "pH - Balanced for Life"
For years I have alkalized (and monitored urine pH) with sodium/potassium/magnesium bicarbonates. As was stated in the book, magnesium bicarbonate is difficult to make. It can only exist in very dilute water solutions containing 1.5g magnesium per liter. Last spring, I discovered, that one could take magnesium acetate, either orally or transdermally (rubbing on skin), and it will metabolize into large amounts of beneficial magnesium bicarbonate. Dr Russell Beckett originally discovered that magnesium bicarbonate in drinking water increased the lifespan in sheep and cattle back in the 1970s. Since then more benefits have been discovered by others. I originally started a magnesium bicarbonate research thread on the Life Extension forums. LEF closed (and erased) their entire forum system last Aug. This research has moved to a Google Group.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mag-bicarb in case anybody wants to follow it.
Instead of answering several recent post that ask why ACV might be alkalizing I suggest these two articles
Lemons are Alkaline Forming
This is because their acids, such as citric acid, are weak acid and the Lemon's overall nutrients are alkaline. The End Product of Metabolism, otherwise known as Ash and it's effects on the body make it Alkalizing.
Citric Acid is a "weak" acid, meaning once it's done it's job in providing energy in metabolism it's eliminated easily via sweat and respiration. It is alkaline forming in that it stimulates the formation of calcium carbonate in the body. Calcium carbonate then neutralizes the "Strong" acids in the body, acids that can only be gotten rid of through urination, including uric acid which is the end result of protein metabolism.
In fruits such as the Lemons... the mineral content is also taken into consideration, and the Lemon's Alkaline minerals are many, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Selenium so after the citric acid has done its job and is easily eliminated, one is left with a very Alkaline Ash (end product) from the fruit.
In a Similar way, Malic Acid (another "weak" acid) attacks Lactic Acids (A "strong" acid) making foods like Apples and it's unprocessed vinegar also an alkalizing source.
The list goes on... It's how the elements of the food, inclusive of its "acids" are utilized by the body and whether it's a weak acid or a strong acid in how it can be eliminated, and the food's nutrient content such as it's vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, etc. that a food's ash ends up being.
Proteins... They are acidic, not only in their amino acid content, but also in it's utilization by the body... It leaves Uric Acids as it's waste product from its metabolism. And we need Citric acid to help our bodies eliminate this Acidic end product (Ash).
Apple Cider Vinegar, Unprocessed with "Mother"
Used in conjunction with the AA Guidelines. There are benefits offered to those who just added the ACV without really addressing their diet. But with the AA Diet, The relief is more "permanent" as the balance of nutrients is addressed that caused the pain.
Malic Acid (readily available in Apples) helps the body produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) more efficiently. Thus assisting the body in ridding itself of Lactic Acid.
American College of Physicians on Malic Acid for Treating Fibromyalgia...
"Research Confirms Malic Acid's Use to Alleviate Pain and Fatigue"
More sites on ACV:
Pancreatic cancer and ACV study Citation :
"It is believed that these compounds may have anticancer effects due to their ability to reduce oxidative stress and alter other cellular functions related to cancer development."
Good health to you all
Yorba Linda, Ca
My daughter bought me an alkaline water stick for Christmas. It's a stainless steel tube with holes that you put into a glass of water and it supposedly changes the pH to alkaline and adds some minerals in a few minutes. I tested it with litmus paper and found the water measured acidic, so I callled the manufacturer. She said water has to be tested with a phenol red liquid that is found in aquarium stores. Hmmm. So I bought the aquarium water tester and it does in fact say the water is very alkaline. Does anyone know if this is legit? Are there two standards for drinking water and aquarium water or is there a reason that litmus paper would register so differently from the phenol red? Anyone here with a scientific background who understands this? Thank you!
Can someone explain how to do the PH Urine test with either the meter or the strip? When is the best time to do it and how often?
Hi, I just took the alkalizing remedy (baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, citric acid) in the monring and in the mid afternoon I took it again and threw in a little vitamin C and magnesium. I read somewhere on here it was recommended to alkalize 4 times a day to strengthen the immune system. I haven't been able to eat much cuz I don't feel well but on the 2nd time I felt a quick full body heat flush and then anxiety for a few minutes until I drank more water and ate an egg. I might have been a bit dehyrdrated as well. My stomach feels a bit in turmoil right now. Did I do something wrong? What can I do right? Gracias!
Ted's Remedies: lime/lemon, baking soda, sea salt, chicken collagen, orange rind, etc. The first thing I learned from earth clinic/Ted is that it helped to shift my thought process from commercial medicine to natuiral medicines. 2nd, Ted's alkanizing basics became my regular reference book. it works for me and for those who follow my recommendations according to Ted. And 3rd, Earth Clinic has become my main source of reference for my medical problems; And so I am very grateful to Ted and Deirdre.
Ted's book PH Balanced for Life includes an alkalizing formula named "Carbicarb" that is:
- 1/2 tsp sodium bicarb
- 1/4 tsp sodium carbonate
- 1/8 tsp potassium carbonate
Does anyone know of a food grade source for the two carbonates? I have read that these are both very irritating to human tissues, so I have a concern is this formula even safe?
Is there an alternative alkalizing formula that will cross the blood brain barrier and alkalize brain tissues?
A question on alkalizing drink: Does anyone know if Vitamin C powder plus Baking Soda in water, gives the same alkalizing effect as lemon/lime and BS or ACV and BS?