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Acids Good And Bad

April 25, 2011 by  

Acids Good And Bad

There are good acids and bad acids in the body. Unfortunately, most people spend their time and money neutralizing the good acid with over-the-counter medications while they increase levels of the bad acid with a diet of processed foods, too much meat and exposure to toxins and pollutants.

The body needs to be slightly alkaline with a homeostatic pH of 7.35 to 7.45. (The term pH refers to the acidity or alkalinity of a substance, 7.0 being the neutral level of most water. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14. Above 7.0 represents increasing levels of alkalinity. Below 7.0, substances become exponentially acidic.)

The bad acid is the acid that builds up in the body tissues. Excess acid in the body — or low pH — causes fatigue and shortness of breath and prevents apoptosis (normal cell death). This leads to malignancies and the breakdown of body tissues and organs. Individuals with chronically acidic systems use up oxygen reserves quickly, whereas the body in an alkaline state produces oxygen.

Over-acidity leads to toxin accumulation and oxygen depletion. The body tries to combat excess acidity by trying to neutralize it with oxygen. To do so it must continually divert oxygen away from its primary metabolic functions and direct it toward the acidic cells and tissues. This means that as we get more acidity we have less oxygen and shorter breath.

Older people are, of course more acidic. Acidity interferes with our electromagnetic currents, creating more acid in the body. An acidic body means death.

Blood pH must be in balance (slightly alkaline) to prevent clumping of red blood cells so they can flow into the smallest capillaries to deliver oxygen.

Acid actually strips away the negative charge of red blood cells and causes them to clump. This means less oxygen gets to your cells.

Acid also weakens red blood cells and they begin to die. We get fewer nutrients and our energy level begins to drop.

Infectious micro-organisms thrive in low pH or acid environments.

The modern American diet of refined foods is highly acidic. This creates a volume of waste acids which is symptomatic of acid indigestion or "heartburn." This is discomfort from fermenting waste acids, not from too much of the good acid, which is the hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach.

Instead, it is a symptom of too little HCl. Adequate HCl would prevent organic acids (waste acids) in the first place, and negative symptoms would never appear.

HCl is the only acid the body produces. All other acids in the body are toxic acids of fermentation created by our environment and diet.

HCl is absolutely essential for life. Without it the body cannot make the proper chemical conversions to alkalinity.

The life-giving and life-sustaining function of HCl is to break down food as it arrives in the stomach. If HCl is insufficient, food becomes a mass of poorly digested acid waste residues called organic acids of fermentation. It manifests itself in what is termed acid indigestion and heartburn. Acid reflux is a symptom.

As most of you know, the pharmaceutical answer to this is antacids. These compound the problem by making the low and insufficient stomach acid even lower. Temporary relief hides this fraudulent commerce.

If you take antacids you must understand that all they do is temporarily quiet the waste acids of fermentation caused by low stomach acid in the first place. The only therapy for low stomach acid — or low HCl — is more hydrochloric acid, not less.

Over time, reduced HCl foretells and guarantees illness — and finally death — with stomach cancer.

Hydrochloric acid begins a disturbing decline around age 40, though today it shows up at all ages because of our refined carbohydrate diets.

Adequate HCl is our first line of defense against the various destructive microbes that enter the body by way of food. HCl actually kills and digests pathogens. It also cleans up detrimental waste acid byproducts. Therefore, it is critical that everyone understands that adequate HCl levels greatly reduce tissue acid waste buildup.

HCl keeps us alive by maintaining proper alkaline/acid balance and then becomes alkaline after its vital job in the digestive process is done. Eight essential amino acids, two vitamins and 15 minerals are dependent on proper HCl for absorption. Vitamin B12 and folic acid simply will not be absorbed from food sources without adequate HCl in the stomach.

So what can we do to help our bodies maintain a proper pH and proper levels of HCl?

First, diet is essential. There foods and drinks that help prevent high acidity:

Water — Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. To every other glass of water you drink add one-fourth teaspoon of sea salt (unless you are salt sensitive or have high blood pressure). Be sure to alkalize your water using an alkaline supplement available from a company that sells nutritional supplements.

Fruits and vegetables — Most fruits and vegetables are alkaline-forming foods, especially citrus fruits, which are acidic but turn alkaline when consumed. They are best eaten in raw form as often as possible. At the top of the list are pears, apples, watermelon, bananas, strawberries, cucumbers, egg plant, onions, pickles, string beans, asparagus (even canned asparagus is an acid reducer), shiitake mushrooms, spinach, carrots, radishes, cabbage, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips and turnip greens and garlic.

Potatoes — They are alkaline-forming when eaten with the skin on.

Other foods — Coffee, egg whites and cayenne pepper.

Natural sea salt mixed in water or a supplement of betaine hydrochloride can help you maintain adequate levels of HCl in the stomach, which can eliminate the symptoms of heartburn or acid indigestion.

HCl therapy to combat infections was an oft-employed tactic in the first half of the 20th Century. Burr Ferguson, M.D., and Walter Bryant Guy, M.D., advanced the knowledge and use of the principles of HCl therapy.

They and a few other forward-thinking physicians administered HCl intravenously and intramuscularly with astounding results in patients showing severe distress, high fever or with large tumors. The results were recorded at the time in The Medical World Journal. That research was compiled into a book, Three Years of HCl Therapy, by Roy W. Huntsman.

Among the success stories of people were treated with HCl therapy:

  • An 87-year-old woman whose large colon tumor disappeared in four months.
  • A 50-year-old man with a growth in his gallbladder who was told he was near death but had his tumor vanish in less than a year.
  • An 8-year-old girl with tuberculosis whose lungs were healed.
  • A 73-year-old woman had her breast cancer disappear.
  • A 15-year-old girl, near death with a massive infection after childbirth and suffering from extremely high fever and delirium, recovered after a couple of weeks.
  • A 43-year-old man received complete relief from migraines after two weeks of therapy.

There are many more stories just like these. They are stories you never hear from mainstream medicine.

The information for this article was taken from the books Acid and Alkaline by Herman Aihara, Alkalize or Die by Dr. Theodore A. Baroody and Three Years of HCl Therapy.

The book, Three Years of HCl Therapy is no longer in print. It is currently selling on Amazon.com for as much as $51. It contains documented cases of HCl therapy success stories in treating diseases and conditions like diabetes, pneumonia, malaria, meningitis, toxemia and many others.

We currently have a limited number of these books, and you can have a copy for free by clicking here.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Martin Gorelick

    Shouldn’t you be a doctor to make such claims?

    • Carol J

      Why don’t you read the whole article before making a comment. If you had finished reading you would have seen it was from a book written by a physician.

    • Thinkbug

      Is this not the reporting of discoveries made by doctors? There are also many not in the medical establishment who have knowledge of extreme value and usefulness to us all.

    • Cobra Blue

      Hey Martin

      There is always a critic in the room. Guess you designated yourself as such for this article. Holistic remedies really do work contrary to popular belief. Most of the maladies we suffer from today are brought on and even exasperated by conventional medical treatments of the symptoms verses dealing with the problems. More times than not, simple remedies help the body to heal itself. Maybe the simplicity of it all is too much for you to grasp. All I can say is try it…you might like it. Note: Reality is a great cure-all for denail and skeptism. Warning…some of the lessons learned can be painful.

    • DaveH

      Martin,
      Doctors have done more harm to my familiy than good over the years. Why? Not because they do it purposely, but the main focus of their practice since I’ve been a child has been pharmaceuticals. And Money.
      How often, Marvin, have you had a doctor ask you about your diet? I can tell you for a fact that diet is extremely important, as I had a terrible diet when young and very bad health, until I smartened up and straightened out my diet.
      I knew a dedicated, loving woman who wanted to be a doctor, but with a B average in college, it’s likely she never made it. Not all of the doctor candidates, of course, are money greedy, but the main attraction to the profession has always been the big money. I’m not saying that’s inherently bad, but I am saying that their hearts may not be in the right place to really care for your health.
      And there is not one other soul on this earth who cares for you more than you care for yourself (maybe your Mom or Dad). So, it is up to you to do the research and choose the right medical care, and eat the right foods. Don’t count on the doctors to do that for you.

      • Ellen

        Dave,
        I agree completely about doctors doing more harm than good. I believe an additional reason is the limited time they spend with you. They don’t have adequate time or information, so they slap a diagnose based on the biggest factor they see. If it’s incorrect, you can always go back for another appointment, another test, etc, and just keep that cycle going.

        • Carlucci

          Good point. Mainstream “medicine” is nothing but a racket.

        • Mike in MI

          Ellen -
          Sure, you can always keep going back to give ‘em another “try”. But what if the drug or therapeutic course isn’t THE right one or compromises functions of a different or unrelated system that is required for health? Doing nothing can be dangerous, but doing the wrong thing can be disastrous. And nothing they do is for free. What if the “something” they do scrambles and disorganizes nervous system operations that detect what is going on in the body but is not associated with pain perception at all? There is no drug that exists that only affects one symptom or area. Everything affects and effects everything.
          So, how many trys at you are appropriate before you decide a different approach is in order?

          • Kate8

            Mike in MI – Not to mention that pharmaceuticals only help to make the body even more acidic, along with other side effects.

            What the article didn’t mention is that negative emotions also make the body acidic. It’s amazing how many things are set right by simply SMILING.

    • Mike in MI

      Martin Gorelick -
      That question you asked is proof positive of your mental enslavement to liberal government and its success in producing little, progressive fenced-in minds. They love people like you because they’ll never have to worry about you wandering off the reservation or thinking outside what they surreptitiously prescribe for your assimilation. Don’t you ever feel even a little tug on the hairs between your thighs? On second thought – mabe there aren’t any.

      • Mike in MI

        p.s.: Martian -
        Shouldn’t you be a lawyer to bring such questions of legeality?
        You’ll realy hate this suggestion from someone with out “M.D.” behind my name:

        http://bodyecology.com/articles/apple_cider_vinegar.php
        Scroll down to “Restore your body’s natural pH balance -”

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Mike:

          Maybe hi is a lawyer practicing our in I DA HO

  • Roger

    Most Doctors are under the influence of drug companies and know little about treating with natural remedies. Drug companies want to control disease, not cure it. Not as much money in a cure.

    • Cathy

      Right. Look at the cancer industry…it’s BIG business, $200 BILLION a year, pushing the conventional “treatments” … radiation, chemo, and surgery. The “treatments” are what people are dying from, not the cancer. Duh…

      Check out http://www.ravelifestyle.info The DVD “Eating” is a powerful documentary and strongly suggested! I sent my sister this DVD and she has yet to watch it, too busy. But she “runs for cure” (the Susan Koman thing). The “cure” is found on the DVD!

  • http://www.mohanarun.com Mohan Arun

    Thanks for letting me know. Cucumbers are an acid neutralizer.

  • DANNY

    Diet is the cause of most ills. Unfortunately most doctors dont have a clue when it comes to nutrition. Just pass out the drugs. So no, better off if your not a doctor.

    • njmiller

      I read someplace that Mds get 1/2 instruction regarding neutrician. No wonder that most of them are overweight while they tell people to lose.

      • njmiller

        Sorry. I meant 1/2 hour.

  • http://airtrona.com Ken D

    There is plenty of this info out there to validate what he is saying. All you have to do is read. I have been practicing this for years. I have been dealing with ulcers and heartburn since i was 13 years old. Doctors doing what they were taught, prescribed to me Tagament, Mallox and said drink milk etc. Everything they told me was to address a symtom not address the cause and cure it. Now when I have the rare case of heartburn I drink lightly salted water and presto gone. Also for me I have a machine that produces a mineral free alkaline water and I have a glass bottle which holds 64oz which i drink everyday. You will be amazed how good you will feel if you just drink water.

    • Cathy

      Right. All those “anti-acid remedies” destroy the good acid, but the majority of people do not have a clue. Surprisingly, when I experience acid indigestion, I use organic apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon in half glass of water.

      Secondly, my homeopathic doctor in Mexico cures major diseases by putting his patients on an alkaline diet plus natural supplements. Most Americans are overly acidic because of what they eat, the SAD (standard American diet). Beef, it’s what America eats; pork, the other white meat; milk is good for you.

      • Kate8

        Cathy – My daughter and I use apple cider vinegar, as well. It’s pretty near miraculous at healing. The raw, unheated, unfiltered works best, as it still contains enzymes.

        Awhile back I had a dream that I was shopping, and I saw a bottle of “liverwater”. I felt I needed to buy it, and it was inexpensive.

        In the morning I did a search on “liverwater” to see if there was such a thing. There is! It’s simply fresh lemon juice in water. The best liver detoxifier there is. Vinegar works the same way.

        I have found many cures by simply praying about it and waiting for the answer. I haven’t known it to fail yet.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Kate8:

          The Master Physician NEVER fails.

          Have you ever tried eating fresh almonds soaked in fresh water overnight in a closed container?

  • John Powell

    This something I was just tested for in the past 4 weeks. I found an ND, Naturalpathic Doctor, and he started looking for root cause of a inflammination of my sinuses that has bothered for about 2 years. I was severly low in HCL and he started me on 4 HCL capsules at my main meal each day. I had never had heartburn or any digestive problems all my life, I am 73. He also had me get a blood test for many things and had me do an intestinal permiablilty test, which I will find the results of those this Wednesday. Our mainstream Drs. only know drugs and surgeries and they cannot wander off the path or else lose their coveted license to practice medicine, if that is what you want to call it. I have no faith in our medical system.
    I have been in good health all my life and do not and will not take prescription drugs. I eat mostly raw foods and do not smoke or use alcohol. This alkalinity approach is right on. We have been practicing this therapy for about 8 years. I learned early on since learning about taking care of ourselves that acidity, toxicity and nutrient deficiency are the cause of all chronic, degenerative illnesses, they are not diseases, but conditions we let ourselves get in to. Take care of these 3 things and you will CURE what ails you. We must learn to take care of our bodies, we have been walking around in them for all these years and don’t know how they work or what makes them work. The mainstream Docs sure don’t know but I’ll be they know for themselves. I have heard they are some of the best customers for natural treatments and won’t take the drugs they want us to take. Thanks. John P

  • Henry Ledbetter

    THANKS BOB My wife was diagnosed with RSD after a total knee replacement last year and her surgeon told her there was no cure for it. We have done many things outside the box of modern medicine and in the process may have found a cure. If we had known beforehand what we now know, we really believe she may have had not needed the surgery to begin with. This last article on acid seems to be the last piece of the puzzle that we have been looking for.

  • Robert Morrow

    I am 82 years young, retired chef and volunteer at a cancer awareness center teaching healthy home cooking. Now, what I have done for any heartburn that I might get is to mix a water with with baking soda, drink and no heartburn. I have been using this for years and so has my family. Also I am not on any drug regiment as prescribed by the AMA, Pharmaceutical trained drug pushing Doctors. Please research this. Did you know that the FDA allows 15,000 toxins to be added to processed foods. That is where one should learn how to read labels and search thing on the internet. On foods, canned tomatoes or tomato sauces contain large amounts of acid which can cause heartburn, like pizza with tomato sauce and grease. My daughter has problems with tomato sauces, but not mine. Why, when cooking my tomato sauce I add a pinch, yes just a pinch and it will neutralize the acid and taste just as good. No heartburn from my sauce. I demonstrated this to my students in class. So, I suggest that you all stop buying the toxin filled food which are approved by the FDA (why for the money)and read the label. Like Burger King’s Hershey Sunday Pie, which is total a non food and full of toxin chemicals approve by the corrupt FDA and will make you sick. Enough said, please don’t believe me and search it out for yourself, then you will not purchase these poisons.

    • Kate8

      Robert Morrow – The pancreas requires bicarbonate to function well. My dad used this, too, for many years.

      It is especially good if you have pancreatic issues. I would also be interested in some research on bicarbonate vs vinegar as an overall practice.

  • DaveH

    Here is a list of acidifying foods and alkalizing foods. Note that some of the foods on the list are counter-intuitive. They may be acidic, for instance, but when digested produce a more alkaline condition in your blood stream. Also note that the column labels were meant to be ‘alkalizing foods’ and ‘acidifying foods’ rather than “alkaline foods” and “acidic foods”, but the sub-titles clearly state alkalizing and acidifying:
    http://www.advancedhealthplan.com/foods.html

    • Carlucci

      I take a half teaspoon of baking soda in warm water every day to maintain alkalinity. That is a tip I got years ago from a holistic doctor’s newsletter.

      And guess what else causes extreme acidity in the body? Pharmaceutical drugs. Is it possible that Fedzilla and Big Pharma are in cahoots with the clueless “medical profession” to cull the herd? That’s my take on it.

    • Mike in MI

      Thanks, Dave -
      Glad to have any such articles to add to my “Favorites” list.

  • American Citizen

    Doctors are not nutritionists.

  • Al

    Call me old-fashioned, but when you make an offer of a free book THree Years of HCI Therapy, there should not be any strings attached. I would have to purchase a subscription for thirty some dollars in orer to get the “free” book. Sorry that is false advertising and not a good reflection on you or your newsletter.

    Al

    • Kate8

      Al – I would imagine one is paying for someone else’s time and research.

      This information is available to anyone, if you want to do the research yourself. Some people are busy with other endeavors, and might appreciate having someone else put it all together for them.

      It’s not wrong to make a living doing what you love to do.

    • DaveH

      Al,
      How can you state it is false advertising if you know exactly what you will get and pay for? To know the advertising is false would require you to make the order and not get what the advertising said you would get.

  • Bruce

    I drive a bus and love the garden. I have found that the proper PH level for each plant is necessary. Too much acid will kill your grass. Put a little lime on it and it becomes healthier in short order. Some plants are acidic, others alkaline, some neutral. It is not hard to understand that our bodies do best at a certain PH level. We find that PH level slightly alkaline at birth and more acidic as we grow older. Doctor or bus driver should find this logical. Raw fruit and vegetables are good for me according to this article and my doctor not to mention nutritionilists I read or hear from through the media. It is common knowledge that processed foods are not as beneficial to the body as organic foods. Pesticides, hormones, additives are making the plants pretty for market but doing a number on our bodies. I thought this article was exactly what I was looking for at my current age of 63. I read “Alkalize or Die” and found it a bit over my head in spots but great information. I plan to read the other book mentioned as well. Thanks for this great information. I just happen to have a doctor who recognizes prevention of disease as well as fixing something broken. He constantly says that fats and salts in excess are doing much harm to our society. It does not surprise me that these same foods create acid waste buildup in our bodies. Just thinking out loud. Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about disease prevention.

  • DeniseP

    This is for RobertMorrow.
    I want to know what you add a pinch of to your tomato sauce? Thanks for reminding me about the baking soda and water. My grandfather used to do that–and I always wondered why??? My husband has stomache problems and can’t eat hardly anything. He goes to the dr. and he gets meds. It’s a cycle that doesn’t stop. He doesn’t eat very healthy and I try to cook as healthy as I can. He drinks soda and beer everyday. I tell him that won’t help his stomache. Maybe if I can convince him to give it up for awhile to see if that will help he might feel better.

  • Larry Webb

    Have you ever use Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade), its for human use For people its a source of available silica. Silica is a major mineral we all need that is lacking in our foodstuffs today. DE is Cleansing digestive tract of parasites.

    • bob wire

      isn’t that grounded fine corral? I’ve used it to kill bugs. It scratches their body as they crawl though it and they slowly dry up by bleeding to death. It’s used where you don’t wish to use poisons. They used it food factories and preparation areas.

    • Kate8

      Larry Webb – Diatomaceous Earth is also good for the removal of heavy metals.

      It’s really neat that the things that work the best for health are really inexpensive.

  • bob wire

    Good article. ~

    It begs the question, how do you find out your ph level. ~ I’ll check and see!

    I know I’m having “issues” ~ seems 3 years ago, ultra-sound located large stones, too large to pass out of the gall bladder. ~ I can’t pass them so I’m left to carry them. ~ Which would be okay if it didn’t interfere with digestion, eating, sleeping positions, and consistency of the bowel plus all the things the good doctor mentioned in his article ~ AND the pain!

    ( which was somewhat frighting ) as I am living (or should I say dieing) proof of everything he brings forward as being factual as far as I can tell. ~

    I have aged 7 years in the last 3.

    I have tried it all, milk thistle, apple vinegar, baking soda, “Stone -b -gone, you name it, Cranberry Juice, I’ve tried it.

    I’ve learned to eat ~ differently ~ eating is no longer fun or food my friend. I eat wiser, smaller amounts.

    Funny, I’m still gaining weight ~ but I feel this is due to lower activity as I was once extremely active.

    Well, I never wanted to get old anyway ~ as I had 4 sets of Grand parents and one Great, Great, Grand mother on my birth and had a front row seat to their long life and ultimate demise.

    It’s not a very pretty thing to watch.

    “Getting old ain’t for sissy’s”
    Betty Davis

    • Kate8

      bob wire – Have you tried doing a gall bladder flush? That is, drinking all the apple juice or cider you can hold for 6 days, then taking 1/2 cup olive oil mixed with 1/2 cup grapefruit juice at bedtime. Go to bed and lie on your right side for 1/2 hour.

      When you awaken in the morning, drink epsom salts in water (can’t remember if it’s 1/2tsp or 1tsp) and presto!

      The large quanitity of apple juice helps to break down the stones. The olive oil carries them out. Epsom salts are magnesium salts, and work to relax the bile ducts. Go ahead and do some research before beginning. This is an old and VERY effective solution. I’ve used in many times, and have given it to many patients, saving them needless surgery.

      One doctor I knew used something called ‘phos drops’ instead of apple juice, if that is a problem.

      A tsp of olive oil first thing in the morning thereafter will keep your liver from forming stones (stones actually form in the liver. The gall bladder is a holding pouch).

      • bob wire

        No Kate, I’ve not tried that one, I copied and pasted your post and mailed it to myself. I ‘ll look into it . Thanks Kate

  • Traci

    is hctz 25mg** bad for your acidity? I took it for 2 years and was amazed at what a possitive difference it made in my well being…I stopped taking it 4 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with twins. For the last week Ive considered going back on it because my blood pressure is running very high and my feet and hands feel extremely tight. I eat pretty healthy but am under enormous stress. I take no other meds.

  • Susan

    I love it! Watch the TV at night and you will see the first half advertising all these fantastic drugs you really should be taking. At the end it tells you all the possible side effects and still people keep taking them knowing they are the 4th leading cause of death.
    Then the second half of the night is attorneys asking if you have taken this drug you could be in our new class action law suit. It’s hilarious and sad that people continue to take these untested drugs. Everyone wants the quick fix. And let me remind you that’s why they call it practicing medicine. They haven’t a clue about the cause of the disease. They just offer drugs for the symptoms

  • John

    Bob,
    You wrote about : Water — Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. To every other glass of water you drink add one-fourth teaspoon of sea salt (unless you are salt sensitive or have high blood pressure). Be sure to alkalize your water using an alkaline supplement available from a company that sells nutritional supplements.

    Salt can be very bad for you, even Sea salt. Sodium Bicarbonate is better then sea salt and cheaper. and it helps you become alkalitic!
    Thanks

    • C. R.

      Salt is NOT bad for you. You need it for the brain as you age or go gaga! Studies recently made show that, for example, that heart attacks are no more than some 30 years ago and salt intake about the same. As a health consultant, I never take salt from my clients and I never take red meat away either, but 3 times a week because the nutrients in it are necessary for digestion and nutrients spread throughout the body. I study and research constantly and my patients are healthy no matter their age. Yes, we need to drink water and most water is better from the faucets than wasting money buying the bottled kind, and the plastic bottle is a toxic thing for the water as contaminants infuse the water from the bottle. Can also be too alkalinized and throw electrolytes out of whack. Variety and balance is best.

  • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

    This is an excellent article Bob!

    I would add a couple of foods to the list: Tomatos and Lima Beans both help alkalize.

    I have been monitoring my pH since the summer of 2004 using litmus paper.

    I was skepticle at first, but kept at it. My pH had started at about 6.8 so I adjusted my diet, took a powdered supplement in water and it rose to 7.6 – 7.8 in a week.

    It remained in that range and usually near 8.0 until December 2005. At that time it began to drop on the scale.

    I re-doubled my efforts by tightening my diet even more and getting back on the supplement. Nothing helped.

    By early March 2006 my pH was around 6.4 and dropping. At the end of March I was in the ER with unbearable abdominal pain.

    I had pancreatitis – SEVERE. It took 3 surgeries onver 3 days to clean out the bad tissue. Abdominal drains were put in and a feeding tube and IV port. I had a 22 day hospital stay and one drain when I went home.

    In mid-July 2006 the doctor removed the remaining drain. I went home, checked my pH and it was 7.6.

    I was a beliver.

    My pH remains for the most part in the 7.6 – 8.0 range. If I get lazy / sloppy with my diet the pH begins to fall.

    I also exercise on a daily basis since early 2004, by power walking 5 or more miles.

    I have had a fairly healthy diet all my life, but did probably eat too much pizza. I still “fall off the wagon” occasionally, usually during holidays and family get togethers, but overall stay on track.

  • Raymond Babcock

    force factor is just what it is claimed to be i love it

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