Quoted from geminisueMy understanding on this matter, is that our body has too much acid that effects, us in unpleasant ways, so we want to avoid the acid causing foods, and make our bodies more alkaline, so we feel good inside and out.
Quoted from balletomaneGolfzilla,
This question intrigues me too. I have been striving so hard to achieve a more alkaline level and now I read that Type O's muscles need to be slightly acidic.
The question of acid/base balance in our body is very complicated. From what I have read so far (3 books on this subject), different organs of our body need different acidity to function properly (e.g. the stomach's acid level is much higher than other organs). I believe Dr. D is referring to the muscles in his book.
When do you measure your pH level? Our acidity fluctuates throughout the day. But I assume you measure your first urine in the morning? I read that the first urine is usually slightly acidic because it shows that the kidneys are doing their proper job--eliminating toxins that have built up overnight. The second urine, however, should be more accurate in reflecting your true acidity/alkalinity.
My guess is that we still need to achieve an optimum level of slight alkalinity to function well as a whole... and that should be reflected in our urine tests. (Maybe the muscles can be slightly more acidic.) Dr. D did mention balancing the acidic meat with vegies and fruits to avoid over-acidity. I hope this makes sense to you.
Quoted from balletomaneI think your test results show you are within the optimum range for a healthy internal body environment. In fact, your value is very close to the ideal pH, which is slightly alkaline.
I too wonder if Type Os' "ideal" pH should be more acidic or is it "one ideal pH fits all"?
Quoted from LolaThe healthy pH levels for each type are designed into the diet. When "used as directed" with a wide variety of foods from the recommended list, it does the job for you. give it time, and get rid of unnecessary medication whenever appropriate.
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