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Acidosis And Alkalosis

Find an explanation of your pathology test Acidosis and alkalosis are terms used to describe the abnormal conditions when a patients blood pH does not fall within the healthy range. Measuring the pH of blood is a way of determining how acidic or basic (alkaline) the blood is. Normal blood pH must be maintained within a narrow range of 7.35 - 7.45 to ensure that metabolic processes function properly and the right amount of blood is delivered to the tissues. Many diseases or situations can cause a patients blood pH to fall outside of these limits. In the human body, normal metabolism generates large quantities of acids that must be eliminated to maintain a normal pH balance. Most of the acid is carbonic acid which is produced when carbon dioxide (CO2) combines with water in the body. Lesser quantities of lactic acid, ketoacids and other organic acids are also produced. This balance can be disrupted by a build-up of an acid or a base (alkali) or by an increased loss of an acid or a base (see Figure 1, below). Acidosis occurs when blood pH falls below 7.35 Alkalosis occurs when blood pH rises above 7.45 Both of these conditions act as an alarm to the body; they trigger actions intende Continue reading >>

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  1. @BriMcS

    Has anyone experienced any of the following since doing the BP diet?
    1. An increased sensitivity to cold temperature
    2. A drop in body temperature when at rest; or at least the feeling of.
    3. Apparent deterioration in blood circulation
    Manifestations:
    Cold hands & feet at night & morning when resting
    Dry skin at fingertips
    The above applies to when at rest. The symptoms improve when exercising.
    It's odd - my brain feels rested, clean & active, while the rest of my body seems to slow down at rest.

  2. Reka

    This sounds like underactive thyroid to me.

  3. @BriMcS

    Is there a component in the BP diet that might reduce thyroid activity?
    Note no unusual fatigue, low mood or any other symptom of hypothyroidism (I just looked it up ).
    Anything to do with lack of carbs or fructose, or withdrawal from, I wonder..

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Acidosis: An Old Idea Validated By New Research

Acidosis: An Old Idea Validated by New Research Copyright 2015 InnoVision Professional Media This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The idea that being too acid contributes to disease susceptibility, especially cancer, has been around for a long time in the natural/integrative medicine world. This concept was easily discounted by conventional medicine as measuring blood pH on various types of diets showed no change. Up until about 10 years ago, no research existed to counter this skepticism. However, since then, a growing body of research has documented not only that acidosis is a real phenomenon, but that it is now known to contribute to a wide range of diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, cancer, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and increased susceptibility to environmental toxinsand new research is adding to the list. In this editorial, I will review the biochemistry the various food components, soft drinks, prescription drugs, and metabolic dysfunctions affect the acid/base balance of cells. In addition, I will address how to determine body acid load and strategies using natural health products and diet to restore normal cellular function and reverse several diseas Continue reading >>

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    Ketones In Urine

    I did testing for a UTI a couple days ago and it came back negative. However, there are ketones in my urine? What does this mean? The nurse didn't tell me anything, just said I was negative for UTIs. Has anyone else had this?

  2. Camden2010mom

    It means that you are dehydrated. Drink more water (like 10 glasses per day!) takes tons to keep you well hydrated during a summer pregnancy.

  3. Ale010511

    I had the same thing done today and told me the same results as you. My doc said it was cause i was dehydrated. She told me to just rest and drink lots and lots of water. Good luck to you!!

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Blood Ph - An Overview | Sciencedirect Topics

Katherine Ahn Jin, in Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine , 2007 Maintaining blood pH between 7.37 and 7.43 creates an optimal environment for cellular enzyme activity and membrane integrity. The body has several mechanisms by which it maintains blood pH in that range, despite dietary and endogenous production of acids and bases. It is estimated that the average child generates 1 to 3 mEq/kg of net acid each day. The body has three main mechanisms to compensate for acid disturbances. The timing of the peak effect of each mechanism varies from seconds to days. The first line of defense consists of the bicarbonate and nonbicarbonate (e.g., hemoglobin, tissue proteins, organophosphate complexes, bone apatite) buffering systems in the plasma and cells. The buffers in the plasma readily accept H+, providing an immediate defense against life-threatening acidemia. The buffering effect of cells peaks 2 to 4 hours after H+ has entered the cells. The second line of defense is the respiratory system. H+ is combined with HCO3 to form carbonic acid (H2CO3), which dissociates to water (H2O) and CO2. CO2 freely diffuses across alveolar barriers and is excreted by the lung. The efficacy and Continue reading >>

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  1. AbbaZabba

    OK So I was trying to learn more about Ketosis and came across a forum where a guy claimed you could reach ketosis in just 24hours of water fasting. I really wish I could start it right now but I already had a cliff bar today so I may not start this until this weekend but here is what you do.
    - The day before you want to start your water fast you eat only fruit, so that is the only carbs and glucose in your system. He says to preferably eat it for 2-3 days in advance.
    - On Day 1 of the fast you drink 8oz of orange juice and then you walk for 2-3 hours or around 5-6.5 miles. He claims this will burn all of your carb reserves and go directly into ketosis by the next morning.
    - After the first day you do not exercise and just continue on to the normal water only fast.
    I need a weekend day to be able to walk around for 3 continuos hours & a few days planning so I think I am going to try and start fruit fasting tomorrow or Thursday and then start the fast Saturday. I really want to get into Ketosis for awhile because I have plenty of fat to burn. I am also a highly toxic person and I know this so it would be nice to really flush stuff out.
    If anyone wants to trade kik names & join me this weekend hit me up!
    Here is the link where I found this stuff: http://www.stevepavl...s-24-hours.html

  2. Caliico

    Sounds a little complicated? You will reach ketosis within 24-48h by simply water fasting.

  3. xoxomelodie

    Yeah it's not a big secret. It's very easy after a day of fasting. Heck the hours of walking sound terrible to me. Maybe 30 mns of running or on the elliptical while fasting. Also, depending on how long you're planning on water fasting, you will barely be able to do anything and you will lose all muscle mass. Plus fasting/juicing does not make you detoxify.
    I mean, don't get me wrong. I've done this before successfully so you will shed weight but better have the facts. And if you ever feel you're getting too weak, just remember just some protein and fat can go a long way in strengthening your resolve and it will not ruin the diet.

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