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  • Anyone monitor their bodies PH levels?
  • If so do you have any tips for maintaining a more alkaline diet?

    Any ideas or advice welcome too.

    Gowrie
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    Which bit of your body’s ph are you monitoring?

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    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    More bicarb of soda – and that’s an ingredient in cake, right?

    iolo
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    How’s your stomach acid?

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    You could try drinking diluted Bleach – that should neutralise your stomach acid a bit.

    crikey
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    I monitor peoples body pH as part of my job; do stop being silly.

    Read this; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid%E2%80%93base_homeostasis

    Premier Icon dreednya
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    raisins and spinach are good for making the gut more alkaline. Eat raisins when you get heart burn and the results are surprising :). Some good things in ‘The Paleo Diet for Athletes’ I remember

    jim25
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    Whats the need to to monitor ph levels then?

    dan1980
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    I’ve come across this from mostly American folk who seem to think that their health is adversely effected by their bodies pH and that they have some control over it.

    Some vague sort of info here:
    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/alkaline-diets-what-to-know

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    Apple cider vinegar?

    What a load of Bollocknaise

    Premier Icon legspin
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    Are you trying to get pregnant?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Are you trying to get pregnant?

    As chat up lines go that pretty, erm, direct.

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    In the lab we use a pH probe

    Im not sure where you should insert it to get the most accurate reading
    …. 😳

    and should include temp probe as pH varies a lot with temperature

    IanMunro
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    I’ve been monitoring my blood colour for a while. It’s pretty much always red. I’d like it to be more green so it blends in with the countryside a bit better. Will eating more greens help?

    shermer75
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    My instant reaction to that is that it sounds like quackery, but I am an ignoramus. Educate me! 🙂

    crikey
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    Trying to change your body pH by eating is the same as trying to change its temperature by eating ice lollies; it won’t work.

    Your body has a pre-set pH range outside of which it goes horribly wrong; hence how ever many years of evolution which has resulted in the homeostatic mechanism described above.

    Again; stop being silly.

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    OK, call me old fashioned, but I’m prepared to bet a substantial sum, say 17 pence, that if you took someone’s ph before and after drinking three bottles of Domestos, there would be a noticeable change in ph level.

    We just need a volunteer for this cutting edge experiment…..

    MrNutt
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    oh! I have ice lollys in the freezer!

    Premier Icon Davesport
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    I’ve come across this from mostly American folk who seem to think that their health is adversely effected by their bodies pH and that they have some control over it.

    Some Americans are also Doomsday Prepping for when the Earths magnetic field reverses itself again.

    Haven’t you heard of Colonic Irrigation ?

    D.

    FunkyDunc
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    Oh dear, why why why why why?

    Too much internet hypochondria perhaps….

    I am constantly monitoring my pH levels, dont even have to think about it.

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    Your body has a pre-set pH range outside of which it goes horribly wrong; hence how ever many years of evolution which has resulted in the homeostatic mechanism described above.

    This.

    oldnpastit
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    I think you would know if your pH was off.

    In fact, if you are exercising hard, you end up producing lactic acid. Your body (a truly miraculous piece of engineering) will do lots of very clever chemistry which I won’t pretend to understand in order to stop this being a problem. If it can’t keep up then you end up hurting, and eventually stop.

    This happens to me quite often.

    I don’t think a more alkaline diet would help with this, although getting fitter might.

    LHS
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    Cup of lemon and ginger tea every morning to start the day. Does the job. Cut out dairy.

    Done.

    IHN
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    I smell quackery

    LHS
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    You have to recognise that the body has different levels of ph and for example stomach ph does not affect blood ph. Good diet and help your body maintain it’s natural stomach and digestive system ph but will have no difference at all on blood ph.

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    I use conditioner that’s in balance with my hair’s pH and I’m bloody lovely, so it must work

    ormondroyd
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    Alkaline diet is a favourite subject of the tinfoil woo your-doctor-is-lying brigade.

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Alkaline_diet

    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

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    these help

    as usual PP gift 2 cows

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    There was an article in New Scientist a long time ago saying that certain foods did have a net effect on your body’s pH. It wasn’t toe oH of the foods themselves that wad important but the metabolites. So acidic fruit had a net alkaline effect and stuff like meat and cheese acidic.

    IIRC the main thrust was about osteoporosis, a more acidic environment being not helpful.

    LHS
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    What molgrips said and what is stated in the links ormondroyd posted. You can not alter your blood ph, but certain types of food will help your body manage the natural ph level in your stomach and digestive system. Hence the lemon and ginger tea comment.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I should add that the upshot of the New Scientist article was that we should eat plenty of fruit and veg. So that’s hard to argue with 🙂

    DrP
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    I should add that the upshot of the New Scientist article was that we should eat plenty of fruit and veg, and avoid drinking bleach”

    FTFY

    DrP

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    I drank bleach once, didn’t do me any harm.

    Well actually it did, just not lasting.

    natrix
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    I drank bleach once, didn’t do me any harm.

    I heard it sent you clean ’round the bend!! 😀

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    I should add that the upshot of the New Scientist article was that we should eat plenty of fruit and veg, and avoid drinking bleach”

    I’m concerned that Bleach is being made a scapegoat without the proper evidence. I suggest we conduct a double blind trial using STW members and Domestos.

    DrP
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    Can I be in the placebo arm of the double blind trial please…*

    DrP

    *geeky evidence-based-medicine joke there, sorry….

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    Yes, of course, but could you just drink this bottle of acrid, unlabelled viscous liquid first……..

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    I am constantly monitoring my pH levels, dont even have to think about it.

    This…

    Are people really that gullible that they are prepared to test the pH of the final 3cm of their rectums with a specially made probe? Or are you supposed to stick the device into what comes out of it?

    16stonepig
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    Can I be in the placebo arm of the double blind trial please…*

    DrP

    Maybe. We can’t tell you that upfront…

    anagallis_arvensis – Member
    I am constantly monitoring my pH levels, dont even have to think about it.

    😀 Perfectly put

    (so do you teach biology then AA?)

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