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Luana
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how long have you been following your guidelines and how compliant are you?

I gave my body the time it needed to adjust and find it s right balance.


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Are people testing their pH are are you assuming you are alkaline or acidic? I always have thought I am quite alkaline, but maybe I'm wrong. I am loved by insects and have a much "sweeter" smell naturally than my husband, who I assume is acidic.
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In my case I have always been too acidic    I need to buy those strips and see how I am doing now.




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I have been reading a lot about the acid-alkaline balance in the past few days.

From what I read, they say that cancer/disease cannot exist in an alkaline environment.  Also, bacteria cannot exist in the mouth in an alkaline environment.  In order to have a healthy mouth, which results in a healthy body, one must change the diet to alkaline.  I have also read that candida thrives in an acidic environment

So, if this were the case, how can I stay healthy in an acidic state?

I felt great for the first year on the BTD, with intermittent swings of detoxing.  However, this past year, I have been plummeting downhill in my energy level.  I have experienced shortness of breath, lack of energy, tired and draggy and aches and pains have returned somewhat.  The cysts in my breasts have begun to bother me again and I have been plagued with candida no matter what I ate or the probiotics and candida controlling supps I took.  

I have also had a LOT of trouble with my pyloric valve getting stuck closed, so that food would not pass from my stomach to the small intestine.  A miserable feeling!!  Toxic too!!  My chiropractor would manipulate it open, but then it would close up again the next day.  I have had a trial with this situation since early November.  This is also a new condition.

Maybe I have become too acidic? What is a healthy urine ph level for Os?  I am ordering the ph papers so that I can monitor my levels.

About 20 years ago, I was tested and came out too alkaline.  I had to take supps to swing my ph levels throughout the day....  But, I never had acid heartburn when I was alkaline.  I have suffered from acid heartburn here and there since being on the BTD.  


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there are no fixed numbers

as in all, individuality and physiology are key


I was told by Dr D many years ago to follow the plan ....
ph levels have been computed in the systems....
your body will eventually find its balance, elegantly and surely


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oh this helps me too Lola thanks! I think i get pretty fixated on getting "that" ph level and it becomes more of a focus than letting the "system" work.


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If I felt great at the beginning and am feeling worse now...perhaps my body is out of balance?  It seems that I should be feeling better and more balanced as time goes by....

I guess I need to regroup and see if I went off course somewhere..maybe focus on beneficials more...

So, Lola, are you saying that the alkaline state is desirable for everyone else but the Os?


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My personal interpretation:

We all are healthiest with the proper pH balance in our bodies. Too much acid in the blood is associated with a host of health problems. I do not know if too much alkaline is similarly unhealthy, or if you can be just fine with a little less acid than optimal for you.

Now, here's where I'm a little unsure of things. It's possible that a "healthy pH for an O" is lower than a "healthy pH for an A" so that, a "healthy O pH" would be "too acidic" for an A. Another possibility is that the pH of the blood has to do with the end-products of digestion, not the food you start out with. By this theory, red meat would make an A's blood more acidic,  but wouldn't have that effect on an O, because the O can digest the meat more fully. So maybe there really is one universal "healthy blood pH" but different ways to acheive it depending on body type.

What is clear is that A's generally do well following this "alkalinizing diet" while O's need to eat some of these "acid forming foods" to obtain optimal health.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


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That sounds like a reasonable answer.  I guess the best thing to do would be to keep a Ph / food diary to see what Ph level feels best for me.  I had not thought of doing that.


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yes MM! Dr D has put out all the tools necessary to achieve personalized balance


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That sounds like a reasonable answer.  I guess the best thing to do would be to keep a Ph / food diary to see what Ph level feels best for me.  I had not thought of doing that.
Sorry you are having problems Narnia

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your body will eventually find its balance, elegantly and surely
  - yes, Lola,  finding balance that way sounds SO much better than the wacked out, whirling dirvish states I find myself in at times


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I felt great for the first year on the BTD, with intermittent swings of detoxing.  However, this past year, I have been plummeting downhill in my energy level.  I have experienced shortness of breath, lack of energy, tired and draggy and aches and pains have returned somewhat.  The cysts in my breasts have begun to bother me again and I have been plagued with candida no matter what I ate or the probiotics and candida controlling supps I took.

It sounds to me like the body has gotten healthy enough to start detoxing those cysts and is bringing the junk out to be disposed of.  

I have been doing this and I agree it is absolutely NO fun, but the body will be far better once this is finished.


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While discussing my allergies with a very helpful waiter today, who turns out to be an organic horticulturist He commented that I seem to be allergic to alkaline foods...? The alkaline foods are coincidentally(?) the ones high in salicylates

I do also seem to react to a lot of the low & med acidic foods & have always felt best on the highest acidic foods - obviously with exceptions, like wheat...Of course as an O I do best on meat (but not pork) & the neutral foods, (particularly when combined) - ie steak with butter...

So I ended up with a meal of a nice med rare steak topped with butter & an avocado on the side for lunch!! I felt much more understood & left with possibly more thoughts to pursue & was impressed with a waiter that thought about things...

I know there is no one size fits all, but how can it be that an acidic diet suits me best, when a lot of stuff says things like "Alkalise or Die"??!! I have never felt good (or thought it made much sense) looking at that alkaline/acidic chart...
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Have done research on this lately.  Kidney problems, uncontrolled diabetes, drinking too much, the normal western diet (high meat and grains, low veg and fruit) contribute to acidosis.  I fight that all the time, having some kidney damage and reduced filtration.

I wonder if O's being vegetarian (not eating enough meat or protein) would send them into Alkalinosis?  Just a guess.  Hopefully an O will join in, but it's difficult when the name of your post isn't about the topic (you can change it as the creator if you like)  


Being vegan made me acidic.  Now that I'm eating right for my type, I'm alkaline.


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