What Is The Cause Of Acidosis?

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Cattle and other ruminants are able to digest grasses and other fibrous material because of the billions of bacteria, fungi and protozoa in the rumen. Each of these microbes has a preferred food source. For example, some prefer fibrous materials, whereas others prefer starch. Regardless of their preferred feed source, all bacteria beak down simple sugars to volatile fatty acids such as acetate, propionate, and butyrate. These volatile fatty acids are absorbed through the rumen wall into the bloodstream and provide an important energy source for cattle. Sections: Prevention As their names suggest, volatile fatty acids are acidic under normal pH conditions in the rumen. As a result, rumen pH varies with volatile fatty acid concentrations in the rumen. Rumen pH drops as feed is digested rapidly, and rises when the rate of digestion slows. Normally, the production and utilization of volatile fatty acids is in balance. Ruminal acidosis occurs when acid is produced faster than it can be utilized. Ruminal acidosis is a digestive disorder that is characterized by low rumen pH (more acidic than normal). Typically acidosis is said to be a pH below 5.8 (normal rumen pH is 6.5 – 7.0). Cattle Continue reading >>

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  1. stacy0912

    i remember reading in atkins book (92 version) that if the urine is dark then your in ketosis...well, my urine was dark until today..and maybe other days it may be dark but once or twice it isn't...if someone is in ketosis is it always dark? does that mean i'm not in it anymore? i've been wondering if i may have fallen out of it by hitting 30 carbs daily here and there. it's my TOM this week so my weight hasn't changed AT ALL, 2 weeks now. this happened last month where there was no weight change for 2 weeks during the pms time but the following week i caught up to lose my 15 pounds a month goal....if any one has suggestions or ideas on this subject i'll gladly appreciate it...

  2. MyJourney

    I dont know about dark urine. My urine is never dark because I drink large amounts of water and I am certainly in ketosis. Darker urine, from what I understand, is a sign of dehydration. Perhaps you are thinking of a darker reading on a ketone strip?

  3. stacy0912

    no, i never have used the strips. i do remember reading that there are two ways of telling if your in ketosis if you don't use the strips, one was the color of urine and the other was the low carb 'bad breath'..i drink 80 oz of water a day, sometimes only 60-70 so i don't think i'm dehydrated...

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What is BASAL METABOLIC RATE? What does BASAL METABOLIC RATE mean? BASAL METABOLIC RATE meaning - BASAL METABOLIC RATE definition - BASAL METABOLIC RATE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the minimal rate of energy expenditure per unit time by endothermic animals at rest. It is reported in energy units per unit time ranging from watt (joule/second) to ml O2/min or joule per hour per kg body mass J/(hkg)). Proper measurement requires a strict set of criteria be met. These criteria include being in a physically and psychologically undisturbed state, in a thermally neutral environment, while in the post-absorptive state (i.e., not actively digesting food). In bradymetabolic animals, such as fish and reptiles, the equivalent term standard metabolic rate (SMR) is used. It follows the same criteria as BMR, but requires the documentation of the temperature at which the metabolic rate was measured. This makes BMR a variant of standard metabolic rate measurement that excludes the temperature data, a practice that has led to problems in defining "standard" rates of metabolism for many mammals. Metabolism comprises the processes that the body needs to function. Basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs to keep the body functioning at rest. Some of those processes are breathing, blood circulation, controlling body temperature, cell growth, brain and nerve function, and contraction of muscles. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) affects the rate that a person burns calories and ultimately whether that individual maintains, gains, or loses weight. The basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60 to 75% of the daily calorie expenditure by individuals. It is influenced by several factors. BMR typically declines by 12% per decade after age 20, mostly due to loss of fat-free mass, although the variability between individuals is high. The body's generation of heat is known as thermogenesis and it can be measured to determine the amount of energy expended. BMR generally decreases with age and with the decrease in lean body mass (as may happen with aging). Increasing muscle mass has the effect of increasing BMR. Aerobic (resistance) fitness level, a product of cardiovascular exercise, while previously thought to have effect on BMR, has been shown in the 1990s not to correlate with BMR when adjusted for fat-free body mass. But anaerobic exercise does increase resting energy consumption (see "aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise"). Illness, previously consumed food and beverages, environmental temperature, and stress levels can affect one's overall energy expenditure as well as one's BMR. BMR is measured under very restrictive circumstances when a person is awake. An accurate BMR measurement requires that the person's sympathetic nervous system not be stimulated, a condition which requires complete rest. A more common measurement, which uses less strict criteria, is resting metabolic rate (RMR).

Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis occurs when the body produces too much acid. It can also occur when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. There are several types of metabolic acidosis. Diabetic acidosis develops when acidic substances, known as ketone bodies, build up in the body. This most often occurs with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. It is also called diabetic ketoacidosis and DKA. Hyperchloremic acidosis results from excessive loss of sodium bicarbonate from the body. This can occur with severe diarrhea. Lactic acidosis results from a buildup of lactic acid. It can be caused by: Alcohol Cancer Exercising intensely Liver failure Medicines, such as salicylates Other causes of metabolic acidosis include: Kidney disease (distal renal tubular acidosis and proximal renal tubular acidosis) Poisoning by aspirin, ethylene glycol (found in antifreeze), or methanol Continue reading >>

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  1. thebigpeatowski

    Nicholas said:
    i couldn't agree with you more. it makes more sense to consider acid/enzymes than to consider calcification, in my opinion. assessing whether you chew your food well enough is the first thing to try if one suspects low stomach acid/enzymes. bacteria balance is a massively important issue, in my experience, too. which, of course, is related to how well you're breaking down your food. balancing bacteria, mitigating endotoxin, has a lot to do with consistency and meeting the demands of the body, but it also has to do with the foods you choose to eat. for example, the only reason i eat a little bit of vegetables is because it balances my digestion for some reason. same thing with the specific starches i choose to eat and my avoidance of excess fruit. sometimes an assumed "liver glycogen" issue or "hypoglycemia" could simply be an inability to break down your food. being temporarily hypoglycemic and eating frequently is how you get out of hypoglycemia and how you replenish glycogen - but considerations of acid/enzymes and balancing your bacteria have to also be considered. Hi Nicholas....we've both come to many similar conclusions. I've developed the habit of eating instinctively and for me that means my diet changes seasonally. I naturally move away from cold foods such as yogurt, although I still eat ice cream. Also, certain fruits become unappealing during the fall and winter. I tend to drink less milk in favor of more cooked vegetables and bone broth. I also crave more eggs.
    My point in getting involved in this conversation is that while I do believe that decalcifying and methylation are VERY important, I think there are more (better/safer) ways to achieve this.
    Methylation issues can be caused by many things, chronic gut infections, nutritional deficiencies, parasites and heavy metal toxicities (mercury and fluoride come to mind) are just a few. All of these could affect the way the body is using calcium. I think it's important to address the myriads of underlying causes.
    My own personal experience: I ate a ketogenic diet for three years. During that time I drank no milk/yogurt/ice cream etc. However my kidneys became very painful and colicky. Blood tests showed lowish kidney function and my energy/sleep/mood completely tanked. My diet consisted of LOTS of meat, leafy greens and PUFA (butter and coconut oil were in there too). I also developed a painful, stiff crunchy neck. X-rays from the chiropractor revealed heavy calcification and the doc said there was nothing I could do about it....just a natural part of "aging". I also became insanely insulin resistant despite having NO sugar or grains in my diet....I had to ask myself how does this happen? I don't know what my calcium intake was back then because I wasn't tracking anything, but I'm guessing that my oxalates were through the roof!
    After finding Peat and changing my diet, I noticed what appeared to be SAND in my urine. It started about 6 months in and lasted for a couple months. My kidneys were no longer painful or going in to spasms, my labs were normal and I felt waaaay better, so I went with it. The pain and loud crunching in my neck has also melted away over the last two years, so I have to believe that dairy is not so evil and the many other factors that I've been addressing have been helping my body to actually heal. The human body is awesome that way.
    At any rate, I gathered that the OP was suggesting a high meat diet with 100 gms of carbohydrate and hemp oil, among other things. I applaud his enthusiasm and self-experimentation. However, I think doing this long term would raise cortisol and I don't think that combining lots of meat and PUFA oils is gonna be good for the kidneys which is something he is concerned about. This is only my opinion based on my own ongoing experiment :2cents
    MORE magnesium is always good.....
    One more thought: I'm not advocating PUFA oil ingestion, but would a whole food source instead of oils work? If not, why not?
    Also, how come the peeps doing this experiment aren't sharing here openly? Why the Private Messages with the OP? We're all curious here....

  2. thebigpeatowski

    Giraffe said:
    Peat mentioned in the Learned Helplessness interview that raw eggs are antiseptic.
    "They have seen that the raw egg yolk killed viruses that other related chemicals weren't able to destroy." HOORAY FOR EGGS!!!

  3. Strongbad

    thebigpeatowski said:
    post 119371 The area you describe is very near your appendix, so I would be paying close attention. My appendix ruptured 5 years ago, I was a big bread eater back then, but the feeling you describe sounds VERY familiar Damn it seems like the pain is happening around appendix area. Could be appendicitis or appendicolith.
    How would you suggest to fix this issue? Hopefully not surgery, I can't afford that. Something more natural and accessible would be nice. I think appendicolith can be fixed by upping magnesium and sodium intake, but I don't know how to fix appendicitis. A website suggests castor oil to clear blockage off appendix, but it's PUFA. This might need to be separated into different thread. It's very off-tangent from OP topic.

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Nearly 29 million Americans have diabetes. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, medical director of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute in San Diego,discusses Scripps Health's support programs for patients with diabetes and plans to make diabetes care, research and education available for generations to come.

Acidosis - Scripps Health

Acidosis is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body fluids. It is the opposite of alkalosis (a condition in which there is too much base in the body fluids). The kidneys and lungs maintain the balance (proper pH level) of chemicals called acids and bases in the body. Acidosis occurs when acid builds up or when bicarbonate (a base) is lost. Acidosis is classified as either respiratory or metabolic acidosis . Respiratory acidosis develops when there is too much carbon dioxide (an acid) in the body. This type of acidosis is usually caused when the body is unable to remove enough carbon dioxide through breathing. Other names for respiratory acidosis are hypercapnic acidosis and carbon dioxide acidosis. Causes of respiratory acidosis include: Metabolic acidosis develops when too much acid is produced in the body. It can also occur when the kidneys cannot remove enough acid from the body. There are several types of metabolic acidosis: Diabetic acidosis (also called diabetic ketoacidosis and DKA) develops when substances called ketone bodies (which are acidic) build up during uncontrolled diabetes . Hyperchloremic acidosis is caused by the loss of too much sodium bicarbon Continue reading >>

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  1. struckclueless

    Keto and cellulite

    Hi everyone,
    I had a quick question for anyone who has been doing keto for awhile. I was wondering if you have noticed any dramatic INCREASE in cellulite. I ask because keto diets are soo full of saturated fats and usually people consume a lot of CHEESE and i was wondering: even if you are losing weight, do you notice any changes(specifically increase) in cellulite. Or do you think it would lead to an increase in cellulite in someone who already has a lot of it?

  2. tosca

    if you are losing fat then you will not be gaining cellulite, you will be losing it. what you are noticing is probably the fat becoming less dense as it is being broken down combined with a lack of muscle glycogen resulting in a flabby look. given time, hydration, nutrition, and more fat loss you will firm up especially as you reintroduce the carbs.

  3. floridablonde

    I WAS THERE!!!
    I freaked out about month 3 into keto. Before I had really muscle toned quads. That was on my 40/40/20 diet. Then...I went on keto. And in month 3 I took a full length pic of my leg. I about freaked!!! I saw this horrible indentions in my leg...it looked deflated, not to mention all rippled up.
    Someone told me they had the same effect to. That it was the fat breaking up in your legs.
    dont worry..you will with weights, cardio..get that toned up. My cellulite has dramatically reduced and inches are off my leg now, but I can see muscle def that wasn't there before. Even when I thought I was muscular..that was just "fat on top of muscle!" lol
    Goodluck, and dont worry...you will go soft in fatty areas, before you get lean.

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