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Old 04-09-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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Body pH - Acid vs Alkaline as an explanation for disease?

In my effort to find a natural solution to an ever-increasing number of chronic and progressive health concerns, I stumbled upon the concept that there is a direct link between an acidic pH and a variety of health issues. Is anyone familiar with this?

I purchased some pH paper yesterday, and since then have tested my urine three times with surprising results. Despite a very healthy diet of primarily alkaline-forming foods, my pH ranged from 5.5 (overly acidic) to 6.2 (medium to high acidic). By comparison, neutral is 7.0. My husband, who eats the same foods at home, but more acid-forming foods away from home, was 7.4 (low to medium alkaline).

I'd appreciate opinions on whether there is merit to becoming more alkaline, and if so, what might I do (apart from living on broccoli and kale) that might make me less acidic?

 
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Re: Body pH - Acid vs Alkaline as an explanation for disease?

That is a head-scratcher...they say most americans are on the acidic side and it would cause a lot of medical problems including bone loss...

 
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Re: Body pH - Acid vs Alkaline as an explanation for disease?

Sensitivo,

You used the phrase "alkaline-forming foods" so it sounds like you know which foods to eat and which foods to avoid. So I take it that you don't eat any animal protein. Is that correct?

 
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Re: Body pH - Acid vs Alkaline as an explanation for disease?

John, I eat some wild fish (mainly salmon) and occasionally organic and truly free-range "scratch-fed" poultry (meaning a wide variety of feed including natural grasses, as opposed to corn-fed). Otherwise, my diet is almost exclusively alkaline-forming vegetables, nuts and seeds, fruit, and limited whole grains (often sprouted).

 
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