“Nutritionally, we want to alkalize & de-inflame the body to allow it to function at its potential. The result is more energy, less pain, better organ function, and optimal weight. Follow these essential steps to dramatically improve your health.”
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I've just started a half teaspoon of bicarbonate a day. According to an article I read I'll be good as new in 14 days! I'll let you know....
Any update on the 14 day trial?
Definite improvement with stiffness and yesterday I had literally no PD symptoms whatsoever. Not even that inner feeling that is impossible to describe. However, a week ago after trying a yoga class I felt worse than ever!
I had not realised it was 1 month into the sodium bicarbonate.
I really hope it stays this way but I think it's too early to be sure. I'm still taking my 1 azilect and 3/4 mafapor).
I'll keep you posted.
hi astra can you please tell us more - how to take it - with water -with empty stomach or after food etc thinking of trying it
I just take it as a teaspoon of Eno mixed with water. Or half a tsp straight sodium bicarbonate which tastes awful. I take it in the morning after breakfast, or any time really if I've forgotten.
There is no doubt I am moving much better in bed and when first getting up in the morning.
Let me know how you get on in a month or so!
From the link:
"Alkalize For Optimal Health:
• Include a lot of alkaline foods such as ...apple cider vinegar, lemon, etc. in your meals."
Vinegar and lemon are highly acid. In any case blood pH is very tightly controlled by excreting any excess acid or alkalinity.
More here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkal...
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19 Highly Alkaline Foods That Will Benefit Your Body
From the link:
"For example, we’d intuitively consider a lemon acidic because it has a sour taste and the ability to erode our tooth enamel. But once it’s been metabolized by the body, lemon leaves the blood alkaline. This explains why a seemingly acidic food can “turn” alkaline in the body."
Sorry but this is completely nuts and you don't have to take my word for it. All you have to do is get a pH meter and measure the pH of your urine, which I have done. It will show you exactly the renal acid load after consuming such foods. It's not complicated: acid in => acid out.
As to "leaves the blood alkaline" the blood pH is very tightly regulated no matter what. Any significant variation would be a medical emergency.
Just because someone puts a polished page up on the net does not mean they know what they are talking about.
I see the problem here. From several sources, The PRAL formula, for 100 g of food, is PRAL value=
0.49 * (g) protein +
0.037 * (mg) phosphorus -
0.021 * (mg) potassium -
0.026 * (mg) magnesium -
0.013 * (mg) calcium
There is a huge omission - the acidity of foods consumed, which I can tell you from actual measurement dominates the renal acid load.
Just by the way, your link shows "Lemonade, low calorie, with aspartame 18.393", which puts it near the top of the list. This can't possibly have been calculated using the PRAL foumla since there is 8.0 mg Phosphorus in 100 g of Lemon juice and the amount of aspartame(protein) would be some fraction of a gram.
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