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Correct(ing) pH balance? What's true?
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Correct(ing) pH balance? What's true?

So, you think baking soda solution enemas are a bad idea? They will raise pH in the bowel which can actually cause candida (the fungal form) to grow?

But ISN'T the bowel normally (read: supposed to be) slightly alkaline? I've often read that Bifido bacteria -as opposed to Lactobacillus bacteria- can only live in a slightly alkaline environment. Bifido bacteria should be the main cultures in our colon, not lactobacillus.

I know (strong) acids kill yeasts/fungus... that's why ACV, HCL and also Lactobacillus work.
But does this also mean that the bowel should be acidic? I personally doubt it. I assume that the normal bowel environment should be slightly alkaline, with plenty of bifido bacteria to control the (normally present) candida.

Also, don't many 'bad' bacteria love an acidic environment OR an environment low in oxygen (acidic)? Isn't that also why the pH of our cellular fluids should be alkaline... why we should alkalize? To prevent/treat disease? Isn't acidosis a great cause of most disease? Maybe candidiasis is an exception, but most conditions can be cured/improved by alkalizing the body, right?

I've heard Lactobacillus is good to get candida under control, but afterwards you should supplement with plenty of bifido and other gut bacteria (the more alkaline requiring/producing ones).

What are your (and others') ideas on this?

* Edit: I wish I could find some good (scientific) information somewhere about pH values in the human body.
An important question I'd like to have answered is:

- Which fluids/organs are (or should be) acidic, and which alkaline?
Have scientists ever studied this, e.g. in newborn babies (not yet affected by wrong diet etc)?

Does anyone here know? Sources?

(Hmm, maybe I should post this in the forum about pH balance?)

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