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Doctor insights on: Alkaline Vs Acid Body

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I want to take folic acid because I'm planning on getting pregnant but I want my pH value of my body to be slightly alkaline as well. What can I do?

I want to take folic acid because I'm planning on getting pregnant but I want my pH value of my body to be slightly alkaline as well. What can I do?

Take folate (folic acid): The degree of acidity in Folic Acid supplements is tiny compared to the buffering capacity of the body. A taking folate (folic acid) is universally recommended during pregnancy for the health of the developing baby. So please, do not stint on this important supplement. ...Read more

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I just had a colonic and was told I had too much acid in my stool, need more alkaline. Can this cause inflammation in your body. Should i bconcerned

I just had a colonic and was told I had too much acid in my stool, need more alkaline.  Can this cause inflammation in your body. Should i bconcerned

Garbage.: This is pseudoscience. Your stool varies in acidity/ alkalinity and there is no specific treatment for primary stool abnormalities. There is no benefit to colonics either. Inflammation is not caused by either acidity or alkalinity. ...Read more

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What really means an alkaline body?!

What really means an alkaline body?!

All are alkaline : It may be a lay person expression, as seen in our blood our body ph is 7.4 , which is alkaline side, kept at that level with very little shift in our acid / base balance , we can not survive if it is 7.5 or 7.3. ...Read more

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What can be done to increase the alkalinity of your body?

What can be done to increase the alkalinity of your body?

Nothing: This is phony physiology from a charlatan's website. Ignore this stuff. Your body maintains its ph at around 7.40 -- neither acid nor alkaline -- and anyone who tells you otherwise is simply trying to make a quick buck off gullible people who have grammar-school chemistry. ...Read more

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How long does it take to change your body pH from acidic to alkaline by changing your diet.

How long does it take to change your body pH from acidic to alkaline by changing your diet.

Minutes to hours : But your kidney is smart enough to do it for you. Very smart. It will tend to normal ph to where it should be, regardless. ...Read more

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Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Citrucel: Citrucel, an over-the-counter laxative consisting mostly of methyl cellulose, in suspension has a pH of approximately 4, making it acidic. ...Read more

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What does alkaline phosphatase do in the body?

What does alkaline phosphatase do in the body?

Bone turnover : It is an enzyme that is active in the process of bone turnover; so it will be elevated in situations in which bone turnover is high, even in conditions where there is metastatic disease to the bone. Patients with pagers disease have a very high bone turnover rate and a markedly elevated alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to change from acidic to alkaline environment in my body to destroy cancer cells?

What's the best way for me to change from acidic to alkaline environment in my body to destroy cancer cells?

This is a fraud: There is an enormous amount of "independent thought" that preys on the desperation and confusion of people who have or fear cancer. These folks misinterpret or make up real scientific studies to mislead others. The "acid / alkaline" business isn't one of the big-money frauds, but has nothing to do with reality. Ask a competent junior college biology teacher. ...Read more

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Thoughts on drinking alkaline water? What is the pH of a healthy body? Is 8.5 or 9.5 too high? Hubby thinks it could help my medical condition. Thanks

No: The pH of body fluid is 7.4, the body will do its darndest to keep the pH at this level. You will not feel well if the pH is even a little different from 7.4. Neither alkaline water nor acid water will benefit you unless you enjoy the taste. ...Read more

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Constant acid reflux — is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also?

Constant acid reflux — is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also?

You need more tests: To see if you have a stomach problem called H pylori.
You need to see a specialist to get tests done ...Read more

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If I raise the alkaline level in my body will that help kill off candida? I have heard black strap mollases. Baking soda and water for alkilinity...

If I raise the alkaline level in my body will that help kill off candida? I have heard black strap mollases. Baking soda and water for alkilinity...

No: Skin candidia can treated with cream. If you oral candida oral antifungals will eradicate and probiotics can recolonize your bowel flora. Systemic candida occurs only in very sick individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy or someone with has aids. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana alkaline or acid forming. What does smoking marijuana do for a sinus cancer?

Is smoking marijuana alkaline or acid forming. What does smoking marijuana do for a sinus cancer?

Whoa: Everything you read online about "acid-forming" and "alkaline-forming" is pseudoscientific fantasy. Ignore it. If you have a sinus cancer, you need to get it removed definitively, and keep in mind that the remaining epithelium probably bears a few field-change mutations that predispose to your getting it again. Smoke's a likely risk factor. How about just getting high on life's beauty? ...Read more

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I believe I have cytolytic vaginosis... If my vagina is too acidic does this mean the rest of my body is acidic, too? Or can it be alkaline?

I believe I have cytolytic vaginosis... If my vagina is too acidic does this mean the rest of my body is acidic, too? Or can it be alkaline?

Not your body pH: The ph of the vagina is determined by the ecology of its microflora and has nothing at all to do with the ph of the rest of your body, which you can rest assured is well-maintained around very close to 7.40. Any "pop" internet site telling you otherwise is medical fantasy. Hope you're able to find effective treatment. ...Read more

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My eyes burn when I use any brand or type of eyedrops or saline solution or plain water. Is my tear film too acid or alkaline? How can I cure this pr

My eyes burn when I use any brand or type of eyedrops or saline solution or plain water. Is my tear film too acid or alkaline?  How can I cure this pr

Dry eye: Saline solution and plain water will usually burn because they are not buffered for the eye. Artificial tears are almost always properly buffered. If they burn when you put them in, it is usually because the eye surface is very dry to begin with. I would recommend putting in the artificial tears on a regular basis. After a day or two the burning should stop. If not, you need an eye exam. ...Read more

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I have low vitamin d, low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides. Is there something that links all of these together?

I have low vitamin d, low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides.  Is there something that links all of these together?

There is some: Relationship between low vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase as both influence bone metabolism. But typically dysfunctional bone turnover raises alkaline phosphatase; a low value suggests some impairment of the gall bladder/bile duct/liver system. High uric acid is often genetic, but can be dietary: seafood (scallops/sardines), liver, red meat. Beer/sugary drinks raise uric acid and triglycerides! ...Read more

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HEMOGLABIN is 123, HEMATOCRIT 0.37 WBC 4.6 SEGMENTER 0.48 LYMPHOCYTES 0.46. CHOLESTEROL 214,URIC ACID 9.8, SGPT 65, BUN 29.0, ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 120?

HEMOGLABIN is 123, HEMATOCRIT 0.37 WBC 4.6 SEGMENTER 0.48 LYMPHOCYTES 0.46. CHOLESTEROL 214,URIC ACID 9.8, SGPT 65, BUN 29.0, ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 120?

Fairly normal: Your serum cholesterol is slightly high and this value may need to be repeated along with a full lipid profile. Your ALT (SGPT) is slightly high, but without a full clinical history there is no way in which to interpret this. Go and discuss these with the doctor who ordered the tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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1. How Gastro doctor ensure that we really have an excess acid in stomach? 2. Is that true alkaline stomach can cause heart burn? 3. PPI med dang?

1. How Gastro doctor ensure that we really have an excess acid in stomach?
2. Is that true alkaline stomach can cause heart burn?
3. PPI med dang?

PH monitoring probe: Gastro doctors can insert a device called a Bravo probe that measures stomach acid for 24+ hrs. (In the old days, a pH monitoring probe threaded through the nose did the same thing). An endoscopy only confirms the effects of excess stomach acid but doesn't measure acidity directly. Alkaline stomachs can cause heartburn. PPIs are newer meds, so long-term safety is unknown but appear to be safe 4now ...Read more

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If I raise the alkilinity in my body will that help tp get rid of candida? What do you think of mixing black strap molasses; baking soda & water?

If I raise the alkilinity in my body will that help tp get rid of candida?  What do you think of mixing black strap molasses; baking soda & water?

Really doubt it: You have limits of increasing alkalinity in body since your kidneys kick the alkali out in urine and lungs neutralize the rest. Unless you mean raising the alkalinity of the urine. If so, you can do that with ice tea, lots of vegetables with or without baking soda. However, I do not think this will clear candida. You have not mentioned where do you think is the candida infection in your body. ...Read more