There are so many varying opinions about PH. When people talk about Alkalizing their bodies.. They are correct. It’s the blood that you want to alkalize… Your digestive system is different. This is what I have learned. PH balancing is very important.
The body has different PH values based on its function. The blood must have a slightly alkaline PH. If this deviates you it is very dangerous. The Stomach; which is the filter to all bacteria, virus and fungus MUST have a PH of 5 or lower when digesting food. The intestines and saliva should fluctuate from a PH of 6.5 to 7.5 depending on the time of day and time the reading was taken based on your food intake. Bacteria and fungus are destroyed by acid in our stomachs as well as kept in check in our intestines and colon by Lactic Acid Forming bacteria known as ACIDOPHOLUS. This environment produces an alkalizing effect on your blood supply and internal organs.
Candida likes an alkaline environment (this is why ACIDophilus bacteria help). The vagina is normally acid or ALL women would have candida growing there.
Candida HATES an acid environment (like most fungi). Therefore just filling the ear canal, twice a day, with the regular distilled vinegar you get at the grocery would be enough to acidify this environment. (for ear funal infections).
Systemic Candida tries to reduce the acidity of the stomach for its own beneficial gain.
Changes in vaginal pH - The vagina normally has an acid pH. Semen has an alkaline pH. Sex three times or more in a 24 hour period will leave the vagina with a alkaline pH - ideal for candida growth.
The stomach is the mother to your digestive system. If it is not working properly all
PH balancing is very important for total body health.
My last doctor had me take PH readings 2 hours after a meal to get the proper PH of your body. My PH readings I used to take in the morning and evening were fine until I took a reading 2 hours after the meal as he instructed and I found out that at my worst time of Systemic candida I took a urine/saliva reading Dark Purple (9.0+)… Way to Alkaline. If your stomach is alkaline your blood can be acidic. My body was not digesting my food properly.. Thus Candida…..Read below:
As we can see, the byproduct of making hydrochloric acid is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3), which goes into blood stream. These bicarbonates are the alkaline buffers that neutralize excess acids in the blood; they dissolve solid acid wastes into liquid form. As they neutralize the solid acidic wastes, extra carbon dioxide is released, which is discharged through the lungs. As our body gets old, these alkaline buffers get low; this phenomenon is called acidosis. This is a natural occurrence as our body accumulates more acidic waste products. There is, therefore, a relationship between the aging process and the accumulation of acids.
In order to digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this and commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back to 4. So the stomach becomes acidic again. When we drink more alkaline water, more hydrochloric acid is secreted to maintain the stomach pH value.
Stomach acid serves many important functions, not only in digestion, but also in keeping the body free from disease. Many bacteria enter the body with food. Some of them are not friendly to human life. In a normal stomach, these bacteria are doused with acid and die. In a person with hypochlorhydria, these bacteria are escorted into the small intestine along with a generous food supply. It has been shown that people with hypochlorhydria have more than their share of infections. The ever present yeast organism makes its entrance via the mouth. Many people with the so-called "yeast syndrome" are unable to get rid of their yeast because the organism continues to reinfect the body through the mouth.
Here is a list of those diseases associated with hypochlorhydria:
If the diagnosis is not hypochlorhydria, the Heidelberg test will pick up the problem if it exists in the stomach or first part of the small intestine. Hyperacidity, the "Dumping Syndrome" (in which food passes directly from the stomach into the small intestine), achlorhydria (the complete absence of stomach acid), gastritis, gastric ulcer and pyloric insufficiency are all easily seen on the graph drawn by the Heidelberg machine. Even if the test turns out to be perfectly normal, this information can be invaluable, because your doctor does not need to continue to look at your digestive tract for the cause of your problems.
Treatment of Hypochlorhydria
We do not yet know the true cause of hypochlorhydria. When we find it out, we may be unable to cure it, but at least we can now treat the condition and return the patient to normal functioning.
Once the diagnosis is certain, one of two items can be used: betaine hydrochloride or glutamic acid hydrochloride. These "carrier molecules" make it possible to introduce the HCL as a powder in a capsule and thus avoid damage to your teeth, which occurs with the liquid form of HCL. These preparations should always contain pepsin for best results.
The solid tablet form of HCL is to be avoided because it is not as effective as the powdered form. When you put the HCL into your stomach with a meal you want it to work then, not later when the tablet has finally dissolved.
The amount of HCL needed can vary from 30 to 100 grains. The largest capsules are ten grains, so this means three to ten caps with each meal. The number per meal can vary based on the quantity and type of food you are eating, but no exact guidelines can be stated. You should start with one cap with a meal, and if this is tolerated, build up with each successive normal meal (whatever is "normal" for you) until you experience a burning sensation. One cap less than that dose which produces a burning sensation is your proper dose for a normal meal. The dosages for smaller or larger meals are adjusted accordingly.
These may seem like large doses; however, they represent considerably less acid than a normally functioning stomach can make. I recommend no more than this, because this amount seems to work. I believe in using the lowest dose of anything which works.
The lab tests which will reveal the benefit of HCL supplementation are: (1) stool analysis to demonstrate complete protein digestion, (2) a blood count to demonstrate correction of pernicious anemia or a previously iron-resistant form of anemia (due to poor iron absorption) and (3) x-rays to demonstrate recalcification of certain types of osteoporosis caused by poor calcium absorption in turn due to low stomach acid.
They did not cover it in this article, but ascorbic acid crystals and baking soda will also work, and our body needs it.