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Alkalosis, Alkalinity, Known by many names, Alkaline pH indicates the opposite as what you would think. It indicates a profound mineral deficiency, causing the liver to have to go into survival mode by producing ammonia


The pH (potential for Hydrogen) level in the body is very important. And it is very important to know your saliva and urine pH.

You body needs to keep a Acid/Alkaline balance.  Although it is much more common to be too acid than too alkaline, either can cause a great stress on the body.

Acid burns and Alkalinity poisons. I believe that if you are alkaline you should get a competent health practitioner to help you to correct your pH. If done improperly, more damage could occur.

If the body tissue becomes excessively alkaline the condition is called alkalosis.  The condition results in a growth of strep bacteria and also the decrease of good bacteria in the mucous of the colon walls.  Toxins can be absorbed into the bloodstream, which can cause tissue poisoning and fatigue.

Certain nutrients may not be able to be absorbed into the cells Click here for a chart of pH needed to absorption various nutrients.

The most common cause of alkalosis is being acidic for a prolong period of time, depleting minerals out of the body.

To protect the body from the acid the liver produces ammonia to neutralize the acid. Often the urine starts to smell like ammonia when this happens.

NSP has formulated a liquid calcium with an acidic pH to help supplement the minerals without adding to the alkalinity.

When the body has enough minerals to neutralize the acid, the liver will no longer have to use the ammonia to counteract the acid. Often you will then register acidic until you change your diet and replenish your minerals. Then it should normalize.

The following are among the next most common causes of over alkaline:

  • Excessive intake of alkaline drugs
  • Previously so acidic that the body has had to produce ammonia to alkalize, because it ran out of available minerals.
  • Sodium bicarbonate (Baking soda)
  • Antacids
  • Excessive vomiting
  • Poor diet
  • Improper Digestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Endocrine imbalance
  • High cholesterol

The symptoms of alkalosis sound quite similar to symptoms of acidosis (overacidity):

  • Joint creaking and pain
  • Sore muscles
  • Bone spurs and other calcium deposit build up
  • Drowsiness
  • Protruding eyes
  • Hypertension
  • Allergies
  • Night cramps
  • Asthma
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Thick blood
  • Burning or itchy skin
  • Overexcitability of the nervous system

Our body is naturally mildly acidic 6.5  When the pH is off, the body has a hard time adjusting.

If you suspect that this is a condition that you may be suffering , I suggest  you go to a competent health practitioner and get your pH tested.  If you are mildly curious on your own pH, I would buy some pH strips that are in the increments of .2 and the book YOUR HEALTH YOUR CHOICE which gives you instructions on how to do the testing and what the results may indicate.

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