Regarding cleansing and pH balancing; it was discussed here a while back and for the most part, it was agreed that cleansing is just releasing stored acids for elimination. However, if you do not have enough alkaline minerals stored up to handle the overload of acids, then it can make you sicker.
Your body stores acids when it does not have the means to eliminate them from the body. So “IF” you sill don’t have the means what good it is to bring the acids out of storage?
Lastly, moreless strongly believes that it is much better for anyone who may be acidic and or very sick to do very small cleanses over long periods of time. For example, adding the pinch of ES to each meal is a way of doing this. Personally I do see the logic behind this way of looking at cleansing.