So in the V forum it was suggested (and sort of makes sense to me, though I have absolutely no scientific background) that the body's PH is more of a barometer of health vs. something to be manipulated in order to attain health. The suggestion was to alkalize through removing the sources causing acidity - foods, stress, etc.
I agree with that. It seems to me that acidic blood is not the primary cause of disease. It is no more than a secondary cause of disease.
.....but there are at least a few people who feel they have benefited greatly from that pickling lime drink (and yet some who felt worse off).
This makes sense to me after listening to a nutrtional biochemist day after day on the radio. There are nutrients that some people need while others do not. A nutritional biochemist will tell you what you need and don't need after a series of tests have been conducted. There are food sensitivites and biochemical reactions between nutrients and toxins that can make people feel worse. Other than that I don't know why the Moreless drink makes people feel worse. Maybe the negative reactions are due to the quality of the substances used in the drink. I have never tried it.
I have a friend with cancer who has a pretty good PH now that she's back on a mostly raw diet. But she still has the cancer, so I guess that might say something about PH....
That wouldn't surprise me if it was true. Maybe if someone who never had acidic blood wouldn't develop cancer because their health would be 100% perfect. I wouldn't think this would be realistically achievable anyway. When someone develops cancer I suspect they must do more than get their blood alkaline in most cases. I think it is best to address the primary issues that cause cancer whatever they may be.
ACV as well as lemons are good for digestion. Only thing is they have seemed to bother my teeth in the past. Maybe I should swish with some Baking Soda right away to reduce the acidity in my mouth.
It was great to hear that ACV worked so well. ACV/lemons are mucus thinners and also good for liver. ( but not for our teeth!!)
Only thing is, they should not be taken on empty stomach and must always be diluted of course. I have read, that too much ACV/lemons can cause ULCERS in stomach, if taken on empty stomach. But if we take it right after eating, we should be fine, as it will aid digestion ( by increasing stomach acid)....
For the same reason, ASPIRIN,which is also just an acid(acetylsalicylic acid), can cause stomach bleeding if taken on empty stomach. But if taken with plenty of water, or after meals should be safe.
But I still am not convinced to injest pickling lime to raise my alkalinity. We just have to keep looking for what works best for us. One shoe does not fit all-- is very true.
These days, I am experimeting with some h2o2 injestion. It really helped me in overcoming my allergy symptoms. So I am sold. But I have to watch my diet very carefully and eat more proteins when doing h2o2, else I get hypoglycemic. Have u tried h2o2 drops in water.
What can cause malabsorption? Many things, including an over abundance of an antagonistic mineral... when we become mineral deficient in one or more minerals, especially the macro minerals, we become more susceptible to pollutants including heavy metals as the body will use these to function as best it can in place of the minerals it craves. They also interfere with the absorption and utilization of the very minerals needed to correct the problem.
That is interesting. At the Chicago Health Expo, I asked four different people why my body wasn't absorbing enough minerals and I got four different answers. The answer that made the most sense to my was that the minerals bind to the toxins and the body gets rid of the new molecules. Another possibility would be a compromised digestive system. Another answer was you must constantly take minerals in because your mineral content changes from day to day.
I would like to hear about more possibilities.
"It is important to have a generally healthy mineral base. The body works better with toxic metals than no metals at all. Enzymes have certain binding sites that require a metal for them to perform their function as a catalyst. When you are deficient in magnesium, sodium, zinc and other minerals, the body does not let go of the toxic metals very easily."
Reading on minerals, elements, metals we see in almost all cases where the body can and does make due the best it can with what it has on hand. For instance, aluminum will cause the body to lose boron, in an effort to rid the aluminum from the body, the body's silicon is spent, in addition, absorption and utilization of magnesium and calcium is compromised... it goes on and on with other metals such as lead.
In many cases the safest and best chelating agents are the very minerals that the metals interfere with.
I am of the opinion though, given our current environment, that we want our bodies to at minimum tolerate the toxic bombardment/load from air water and soil as best it can. Chelation through adequate dietary mineral intake to the point of glowing health, but not total avoidance...
Why? Let us say people are successful at chelating and maintaining a pristine body terrain in today's polluted world. Will this person's children be adapted to deal with the ever increasing toxic assault on their bodies. Adaptation to, or at minimum, toleration of is essential for survival.
I am toying with this thought as I move forward... trying to determine what is best. It is a confusing mess to say the least.
Here are some posts/threads to read through...
The most interesting discussion I am finding is the very real need for mineral supplementation, before, during and after heavy chelation therapies...
It all fits; at least in my mind.