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What are pH levels?  how does one increase or decrease pH levels naturally?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Let your body do it
The normal pH in human body fluids is 7.
40. All enzymes & cellular processes function best in a narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Major fluctuations in pH occur from 2 causes: respiratory & metabolic. For example rapid breathing & diabetes each lower ph, a condition caused acidosis. The body will try to compensate taking steps to restore normal ph. If your pH is within the normal range leave it be.

In brief: Let your body do it
The normal pH in human body fluids is 7.
40. All enzymes & cellular processes function best in a narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Major fluctuations in pH occur from 2 causes: respiratory & metabolic. For example rapid breathing & diabetes each lower ph, a condition caused acidosis. The body will try to compensate taking steps to restore normal ph. If your pH is within the normal range leave it be.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: PH is…
…a measure of acidity or alkalinity.
Ph stands for percent hydrogen ion; the more hydrogen ion there is, the greater the acidity. Ph of 7 is neutral; higher values (7-14) are more alkaline (less hydrogen ion); lower values (1-7) are more acidic; the lower the ph, the more acidic the solution. Our diet tends to the acidic; so body produces bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) etc. To buffer the system. See following site—.

In brief: PH is…
…a measure of acidity or alkalinity.
Ph stands for percent hydrogen ion; the more hydrogen ion there is, the greater the acidity. Ph of 7 is neutral; higher values (7-14) are more alkaline (less hydrogen ion); lower values (1-7) are more acidic; the lower the ph, the more acidic the solution. Our diet tends to the acidic; so body produces bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) etc. To buffer the system. See following site—.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
—>http://www.acidalkalinediet.com/Alkaline-Foods-Chart.htm for list of foods & their acid/base tendency. Some on list defy logic, e.g. limes given as slightly alkaline are usually listed as very acidic.
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