12-24-05, I finally found testing strips after being out for several weeks. My pH has gone from 6. to 7. since starting seawater therapy in October, I think. I also added the Budwig protocol a couple of weeks before Christmas, so that may have helped also. I'm still aiming for 7.4 but after fruitless efforts to raise my pH since 2000, I'm thrilled just to get in the 7 range. NO MORE "LUMPS" TO REMOVE with escharotic salves.