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pH Values - common food and drinks
Started by: garcot at February 12 2008

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pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 12 2008
It is amazing when we look at this chart, how much of acidic food we consume day in and day out.

The pH of Foods
The relative alkalinity or acidity of food is measured by the pH value of the ash residue that remains after the food has been metabolised by our body. This ash can be acid, alkaline or neutral depending largely upon the mineral content of the food.

As a basic rule - potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, silver, sodium and iron leave an alkaline residue while sulphur, chlorine, phosphorous and iodine create an acid environment.

The foods that are either alkalising or acidifying are very easy to categorise. The common sense 'bad' foods (sugar, refined foods, foods high in saturated fat and trans fats, meat, dairy, yeast, fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate, alcohol etc) all leave an acid ash. Conversely, the common sense 'good foods' (salads, vegetables etc) are alkalising.

The confusing food for many people is fruit. The bottom line is that due to the extremely high sugar content, most fruits have an acidifying effect on the body. This is a great shame due to the nutrients that they also contain. However, the con's outweigh the pro's. The fruits that are an exception to this rule include: avocado, lime, lemon, watermelon and tomato.
Food pH Chart
The pH score given is an approximate relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+) within one ounce of food:
Alkalising Foods/Drinks Relative pH Acidifying Foods/Drinks Relative pH
Food pH Chart
The pH score given is an approximate relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+) within one ounce of food:
Alkalising Foods/Drinks Relative pH
Cucumber +31.5
Alfalfa Sprouts +29.3
Soy Sprouts +29.5
Avocado +15.6
Tomato +13.6
Summer Radish +39.4
Kamut Grass +27.6
Carrot +9.5
Soy Beans (soaked) +12.8
Soy Lecithin (pure) +38
Cabbage +14.1
Celery +13.3
Garlic +13.2
Spinach +13.1
Watercress +7.7
Leeks +7.2
Courgette +5.7
Fresh Soy Beans +12
Tofu +3.2
Lemons +9.9
Limes +8.2
Cucumber +31.5
Wheatgrass +33.8
Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4
Barley Grass +28.1
Red Cabbage +6.3
Almonds +3.6
Olive Oil +1
Flax Seed Oil +3.5
Turnip +8
Asparagus +1.3
Onion +3.0
Watermelon -1.0

Acidifying Foods/Drinks

Relative pH
Pork -38.0
Veal -35
Beef -34.5
Chicken -18
Eggs -18
Hard Cheese -18.1
Quark -17.3
Cream -3.9
White Bread -10
Wholemeal Bread -6.5
Rye Bread -2.5
Pistachios -16.6
Peanuts -12.8
Cashews -9.3
Margarine -7.5
Corn Oil -6.5
Butter -3.9
Artificial Sweeteners -26.5
Chocolate -24.6
White Sugar -17.6
Fructose -9.5
Honey -7.6
Ketchup -12.4
Mayonnaise -12.5
Mustard -19.2
Soy Sauce -26.2
Vinegar -39.4
Liquor -38.7
Wine -16.4
Beer -26.8
Coffee -25.1
Fruit Juice (Natural) -8.7
Fruit Juice (Processed) -33.6
Tea (Black) -27.1


You will understand why all the items with (+) have always been recommended for convalacing.
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Regards
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: girilal
New Jersey USA
  
February 12 2008
Our lives are too acidic. Blocked arteries are one of the bye-product acidity.

girilal

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 13 2008
Girilal,

Just see how inclined and tempted we are eat more acidic food and get into all kinds of disease patterns. It is inherent weakness of most of the human beings which apparently have been passed on through generations.

Acidic food also increases our desires and ego levels to a point of inherent self-destruction.

regds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 13 2008
I think, people in this forum are disturbed by looking at the huge -ve numbers of pH value of the foods which we really love to eat!

Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: reactive
  
February 13 2008
So what are good foods you suggest??

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 13 2008
Try to eat more alkaline food than the acidic and by doing which, you will ensure, your saliva pH is always around 7.4 which is close to neutral or alkaline. Our stomach pH is always acidic and a healthy value is around 6.4. Anything that is even 10% below this value will be considered as state acidity.

We need to eat acidic food too as it is more difficult to digest the alkaline food if we eat just alkaline food!

best
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: MuzLove
  
February 13 2008
What happens if we keep eating low ph or high ph.

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 14 2008
You body will be in a better postion to answer this question... because we are all unique and it depence on once tolerance.

Try it to experience and let us know, Smile

Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: emily
  
February 29 2008
I read that lemon juice is alkalizing, can it be true?

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 29 2008
It is Emily. Try a glass of Lemon juice when you have acidity problems. It will vanish!
It has some unique qualities. When you have cold and you drink a glass of Lemon juice, your cold would reduce and when you have a over heated body and you want it be cooled, it will cool you. It brings back the body to equilibrium. The way it works is magical....

Rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: girilal
New Jersey USA
  
February 29 2008
ph value of blood has much to do with Calcium and lipid synthesis.

girilal

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: udaya kumar
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February 29 2008
why does lemon relieve pain in mouth cancer Garcot?

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Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 29 2008
Dear Udaya,

Everyone knows that cancer needs an acidic and low oxygen environment to survive and flourish. Research has proven that terminal cancer patients have an acidity level of 1,000 times more than normal healthy people. The vast majority of terminal cancer patients have a very acidic pH.

I think this clarifies why Lemon reduces the mouth pain.

Rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: girilal
New Jersey USA
  
February 29 2008
Most cancer patients have high blood ph before they get cancer.

girilal

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 29 2008
The pH indicators are an exponent number of 10. A small difference in pH will translate to a big difference in the number of oxygen or OH-ions. A difference of 1 in a pH value means ten times the difference in the number of OH-ions. A difference of 2 means one hundred times the difference in the number of OH-ions. In other words, a blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.30.

Rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 29 2008
Saliva Test:

Just wet a piece of litmus paper with your saliva 2 hours after a meal and this will give you a reflection of your state of health.

Although saliva is generally more acidic than blood, it is a fairly good indicator of health. It tells you what your body retains. Salivary pH is a fair indicator of health for extracellular fluids and their alkaline mineral reserves.

The optimal pH for saliva is between 6.4 to 6.8. A reading lower than 6.4 means that there is not enough alkaline reserves. After meals, the saliva pH should rise to 7.8 or higher. If there is no increase, it will imply that the body has a deficiency in alkaline minerals especially calcium and magnesium. Food will not be absorbed and assimilated well. To deviate from an ideal salivary pH for an extended time will lead to illnesses.

If the salivary pH level remains too low, we should take more fruits, vegetables and mineral water and avoid strong acidifiers such as sodas, whole wheat and red meat to maintain its balance.

Rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 29 2008
What then happens when the body is too acidic? Acidosis will:

1. Decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients

2. Decrease energy production in the cells

3. Decrease the body's ability to repair damaged cells

4. Decrease the body's ability to detoxify heavy metals

5. Enable tumor cells to thrive

6. Make the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness.

Some people who have high acidity levels tend to exhibit these symptoms such as: anxiety, diarrhea, dilated pupils, extroverted behavior, fatigue in early morning, headaches, hyperactivity, hyper sexuality, insomnia, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, restless legs, shortness of breath, strong appetite, high blood pressure, warm dry hands and feet.

Rgds

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
February 29 2008
Whiich are the homeopathic remedies which address the problem of Acidosis?

rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: udaya kumar
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March 2 2008
somehow missed the valuable information.

your answer is given by you above reproduced below.

" As a basic rule - potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, silver, sodium and iron leave an alkaline residue while sulphur, chlorine, phosphorous and iodine create an acid environment. "

Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla, Arsenic Album, Argentum Nitricum, Calcaria Carb, Carbo Veg, Iris Vers, Natrum Mur, Natrum Phos, Borax, Phosphoric Acid, Graphites, Ammonium Carb, Capsicum, Conium Mac., Robina, Sulphur, Strontium Bromide, Hydrastis, Chionanthus, Beri beris Vulg., Carcinosinum, Cholesterinum, carduus m. chelidonium, and ofcourse all medicines used for treatment of Cancers and liver in particular, for use in correction of bile.
I expect corrections in the list. Your inputs please.

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Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: garcot
Bangalore
  
March 2 2008
Dear Udaya,

Thanks for your reply and the big list of great homeopathic remedies. Yes, though the basic answers were available in my article, I wasn't sure, homeopathically, which remedies address the problem of acidosis.

Rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: pH Values - common food and drinks By: PAT2006MPW
  
March 2 2008
when I was growing up, lemon in water was commonly used as an antacid/stomach aches. This therapy was commonly used by poor people who did not have money for fancy medicine.


Strips are available to help track our acidity/alkilinity levels. I personally noticed that homeopathy stablizing the results.

Re:pH Values - common food and drinks By: karjalamo@hotmail.com
  
March 17 2012
Symptoms of an ulnar nerve entrapment include:
An injury to the elbow such as a dislocation or fracture can tear or inflame the ulnar nerve, which extends down the arm, across the elbow, and into the hand. The inflamed nerve can swell and become trapped, causing a condition called ulnar nerve entrapment or cubital tunnel syndrome.
Although the problem is in the elbow area, most symptoms occur in the hand and fingers because the ulnar nerve controls movement and sensation there. Both sensory and motor skills are affected.
# tenderness along the inside of the elbow
# tingling and numbness in little and ring fingers (especially at night)
# numbness in your hand when the elbow is bent, such as when you drive or hold a telephone
# difficulty with hand coordination (such as when typing or playing a musical instrument).
# decreased grip and pinch strength, muscle weakness
# pain along the inside border of the shoulder blade
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact a physician. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to controlling symptoms.
A physician can use several methods to diagnose ulnar nerve entrapment. Your own description of the symptoms is a primary source of information. If you have experienced a fall, blow, or other injury to the elbow, the physician may request an x-ray. The physician may also apply pressure around the nerve to see if pain or tingling results, check to see if the hand muscles are weakening, or do an electrical stimulation test to see how well the nerve conducts sensory information.
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