Acidic pH Remedies

| Modified on Feb 20, 2024
Citrates With Bicarbonates
Posted by anthony (usa) on 12/20/2023

Citrates with bicarbonates is ok?


What if we combine the following in 8 oz of water? Wouldn't this alkalize both the cells and blood at the same time?:

  • sodium citrate
  • potassium citrate
  • magnesium citrate
  • calcium citrate
  • potassium bicarbonate
  • sodium bicarbonate
  • magnesium carbonate
  • calcium carbonate

I saw a PH balancing product which contained all of these.

pH and Hydration
Posted by dorothy (texas) on 10/11/2023

Hi Cindy,

I respectfully disagree. Historically people drank water or other fluids when they were thirsty, NOT every 2 hours a specific amount.

If the diet contains lots of FRESH RAW vegetables, fruit, raw milk, raw eggs, raw meat, then the water intake will be low.

If one eats mostly cooked, dehydrated food, then, water intake should be high.

IF you feed your cats and or dogs with raw never frozen meat/organs/raw milk, then, they will not drink water at all. If you feed them 'normal' dry cat/dog 'food' then they will drink A LOT of water.

What type of water do you drink personally? Reverse osmosis, distilled, spring, well?

What did you mean by saying not to sip water?

Hydrogen Peroxide, Borax
Posted by Gerold (Baden-Würtemberg) on 10/31/2022

MMS can easily be made at home with a little care.

2-3 drops of NaClO2 (sodium chlorite) and then 2-3 drops of HCl (hydrochloric acid) are placed in a test tube - not the other way around! . Thereafter, an amber-colored reaction occurs whose vapors are highly toxic. I prevent the vapors from escaping with my thumb on the test tube. Afterwards the test tube has to be filled up with pure water about 5 times in order to rinse it thoroughly. The water is filled up to 1 liter to 1.5 liters until it can be drunk with a little effort.
The effect was increased resistance to viruses. I did this 3 times with a 1 day break in between.

MMS kann mit einiger Vorsicht leicht selbst hergestellt werden.

In ein Reagenzglas werden 2-3Tropfen NaClO2(Natriumchlorit) und danach 2-3Tropfen HCl(Salzsäure) gegeben-nich umgekehrt! . Danach entsteht eine bernsteinfarbene Reaktion dessen Dämpfe hochgiftig sind. Mit dem Daumen auf dem Reagenzglas verhindere ich das Austreten der Dämpfe. Danach muß das Reagenzglas etwa 5mal mit reinem Wasser aufgefüllt werden um es gründlich auszuspülen. Das Wasser wird auf 1Liter bis 1,5Liter aufgefüllt bis es mit etwas Überwindung getrunken werden kann.
Die Wirkung war eine Höhere Widerstandskraft gegen Viren. Dies habe ich 3mal mit jeweils 1Tag Pause dazwischen gemacht.

pH and Hydration
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, usa) on 08/20/2022 407 posts

The setting of the timer and the amount of water is two-fold - it will highlight the fact that one isn't drinking enough plain water, that sipping isn't drinkiing and SECOND - if you're not feeling good, you're going to feel a whole lot better. It can take 2 or more years to properly hydrate but, iin the process of hydrating, a lot of things are going to happen. Healthy things.

As for the amount, it's probably not nearly enough because the body expends so much water cleaning up after all the other crap we eat and drink. And that's on TOP of the water needed to do the job it's supposed to do in a healthy body.

pH and Hydration
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 08/19/2022


This method of drinking water seems to make sense.

take your weight # and divide in half.

The number you get is the amount you should drink daily

ex 200 lbs. half is 100

therefore 100 ounces is what you should drink daily.

take care

pH and Hydration
Posted by Dorothy (Texas) on 08/19/2022

So drinking when one is thirsty is not enough?

I am not sure if anybody drank water every 2 hours ever anywhere in the world... People drink water/fluids when they are thirsty 99% of the time. Just observe animals, they will go drink water when they are thirsty...

What exactly do you mean by 'plain clean water'? Distilled water, RO water, spring water, tap water?

Can drinking too much water cause sodium and electrolyte deficiency?

8 cups per day for all body weights? A 50kg woman should drink the same 8 cups per day as a 100kg man?

What about fresh vegetable juices, raw fruit, raw veggies, raw milk? These contain 80-90% clean water...

I know people who dry fasted for 20 days, I dry fasted personally for 60 hours. I know women who dry fast for 13 days every 2 months. I know natural therapist who heals by reducing water intake to 600- 900ml total fluid per day...while other advocate drinking 1- 2 gallons of water per day.

Historically people drank when thirsty and most of the time they drank VERY weak beer and wine.

Something does not add up.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Msria (Canada) on 06/13/2022 9 posts

Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to see results?

Baking Soda
Posted by rebekah (Williams, South of Oregon) on 06/04/2022

Oh my. As I said, it is a brand new pump- and we went with an all metal pump because we had replaced 3 pumps in 10 years and the last one left pieces of, who knows what, floating in the water.....thank you for your feedback. I was hoping this wasn't the reason but felt it might be....

Baking Soda
Posted by Jerry G. (California) on 06/04/2022

Hi Rebekah, having worked with different types of pumps as my job for a number of years.(I rebuilt them) the problem probably is that the metal the impeller is made of is reacting to the water, could even be the pump body .If they are made from pot metal or aluminum the minerals will react with the metal. The fix would be to replace the impeller with a plastic one or a chrome plated one. Plastic or chrome will not react to the minerals. You would have to disassemble and check for corrosion, rough metal or pits, discoloration depending on how long water has run through it. Hope this helps.

Baking Soda
Posted by rebekah (South of Oregon) on 06/03/2022

Adjusting pH for a well-

This is a question that may be off topic and I apologize, if so- We had our pump replaced a year or so ago since our water has tasted off. A powdered "purifying" agent that seemed like chlorine was added to the well after the installation to insure our water wasn't sanitized from potential contamination. Since then our water has not tasted right, tests acidic and we both experienced symptoms of acidic pH. It has been a year and we have drained the well down and it still has not corrected. The only other change is the pump type we installed- an all metal pump with no plastic parts.

We would like to add Borax &/or baking soda to our well to adjust the pH- Seeking guidance from anyone experienced in using this method or any ideas that could help correct this issue.

Thank you!

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Claudia (Delray, Florida) on 04/05/2022

Very interesting that you didn't mention mixing the baking soda with lemon juice. I keep telling people not to mix it and no one believes me. It only makes sense that if you activate the baking soda by adding lemon juice by the time it gets into your system its potential would be less or non effective. Baking soda is actively strong only once.

Mixing it with plain water allows the baking soda to react with the body's acidity thus making more alkaline.

I also like your suggestion of having it in the bathroom. This increases the chances of taking the remedy. If I haven't start this treatment maybe this is the reason why. When walking into the kitchen my first thought is "coffee" and I've been trying to make it be "baking soda". Having it in the bathroom will take the coffee out of the picture. Great point. Thank you.

Accurate pH Reading
Posted by Harold (NY) on 02/16/2021

There is a product called pH Adjust that contain sodium potassium and magnesium bicarbonate. It can be purchased on amazon. About $22.

pH and Hydration
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/04/2020 407 posts

Something to Think About, Regarding pH -

pH is all about water. Your pH is the pH of the water in your body.

Regardless of whether "your" pH is too acidic or too alkaline, the *reason* it's "too" something is because of "too much" of what's IN it. It's CONCENTRATED and it's concentrated because you're DEHYDRATED. Which, most people are, but the point is that the BEST buffer and the way the body FIXES itself is with WATER. Plain old water. Not tea, not juice - WATER. Which is what creates the profound time difference between starving to death and dying of dehydration. The body needs a constant, steady supply of plain WATER. There's no way around that.

Regardless of which system is handling which problem. it's handling it with WATER.

Too acidic, too alkaline, it doesn't matter. It's ALL just dirty water. In a properly hydrated system, it's created by normal "housecleaning" but the body knows when it's housecleaning and "dumping" dirty water and refilling with clean water is all part of the process so it's temporary. UNLESS you're DEHYDRATED. In which case, it's chronic and ALL of the housekeeping your body is trying to perform is an attempt to clean things up and keep you alive is being done with DIRTY WATER. It has no CHOICE when you're dehydrated. It MUST use dirty water 24/7, when you're dehydrated. It can stretch things out by rationing and even by sacrificing less vital organs by taking them off the housekeeping schedule - but not forever. Systems will be breaking down the whole time.

THAT'S emergency mode and most people are operating from that state of dehydration and dirty water. Water you wouldn't even want to TOUCH, let alone wash in or drink. Filthy, dirty water.

SOO, set the timer on your phone to go off every 2 hours during waking hours and drink 10 good gulps of water when it goes off. 10 gulps. That's it. Easy peasy. That's about 8 ounces. Every two hours for 16 hours a day. That's 8 cups of water. Even if you THINK you drink plenty of water, which, for some reason, people convince themselves they do when they don't - do it for a week. And that's PLAIN water. No baking soda, no mineral powders no herbs - just plain water.

Trying to heal or feed an organ or subsystem that the body is deliberately sacrificing to keep you alive is pointless and using chemicals in an attempt to force it to abandon those efforts and do what the puny brain wants it to do is dangerous.

Your body knows what to do but it needs water to do it and clean PLAIN water to do it correctly and effectively. Every bodily function requires water. CLEAN water. NOT water full of the stuff you're trying to use to fix the effects of not drinking enough water.

Once you start a regular regiment of drinking it, you'll start recognizing the body's signals that it needs more. Signals that are probably mistaken for hunger or other cravings.

Posted by B.b. (Brampton ) on 06/24/2018

Are you using natural laundry detergent? Wash your hair and body with all natural products, no parabens, also face.

Alkaline Urine
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 01/22/2018

Hi Bill, do you recommend a specific company for hair analysis? I'd rather select a recommended resource than not. Thanks for your great wisdom and help on EC.

Alkaline Urine
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 11/04/2017

Hi Ella...If you have systemic Candida(in the blood, tissues and organs), you will have to do much more than just alkalize to get rid of it. Perhaps, since the doctors cannot determine what's wrong, it's best for you to find out more about your problem.

First you should get a hair analysis done to find out what minerals/vitamins are lacking in your body and diet. A hair analysis is much more accurate(and cheaper) than a blood analysis. A blood analysis will only really tell you what minerals and vitamins you have eaten that day. Much better to get a hair analysis which will show you a good average of the nutrients that you are lacking over a specific period of time.

You also have a reflux and burping problem. To help to get rid of the reflux, follow the advice given in this link: The GERD Protocol.

If you think you have Canidida, then you can follow this protocol: The Anti-Candida Protocol. At the end of this document are two Alkalizing Combo protocols. To make it easier, I would just start taking both the Lugol's Iodine alkalizing combo protocol and the Borax alkalizing combo protocols on alternate days(don't take them both on the same day). These two protocols are strong anti-candida protocols. If you get a Herx reaction from any of these two combo protocols then just reduce the dosages. Later on, when there is no more Herx, you can also perhaps start the main protocols in the above link.

The sour taste in your mouth is usually an indication that your cell pH is too low(acidic). So continue taking the ACV + water + bicarbonate protocol at least twice a day outside meal times. I would also continue with the bicarb + water protocol if you can -- you should always take this one an hour after eating your meal. Taking it this way will also improve and aid main stage digestion in the duodenum and should also help to alleviate your digestion problems.

For normal blood pH, your urine should be within pH 6.4 to 6.8. But as I've said, your problem isn't with your blood pH -- your problem is perhaps more due to a lower than average body cell pH.

Lastly, to help with your iron deficiency and anemia I would take at least one tablespoon of Blackstrap molasses every day. You should also take Zinc(25mg) and B6(2000mcgs) every day for the anemia.

The constipation may well be due candida issues but you could also try taking ox-bile + pancreatin tablets together with Senna tea(once in the evening). Senna is a gentle laxative that will also help to kill any unwanted pathogens in your intestines.

For the pain in your upper abdomen and back -- this could perhaps be due to gallstone problems. Taking Chanca piedra as a tea or as capsules -- 500 mgs twice a day with meals -- should help to dissolve any gallstones if you have them.

Alkaline Urine
Posted by Bethany (Mi) on 11/03/2017

Have you done a gall bladder flush? Tried anything detox?

Blood levels you mention and diet you have been on point to nutritional deficiencies. How 'bout bone broth and fresh juice?

Alkaline Urine
Posted by Ella (Usa) on 11/01/2017 3 posts

Hi Bill,

I desparately need your advise as I have been taking Ted's remedies baking soda/potassium about 2 weeks, just baking soda 1 week, and ACV + BS for 1 week total 4 weeks I still have sour taste in mouth after meal. I feel more sour during evening. My sour taste 1 day has less and the next day has more. It has been like this for the whole month. At 3rd week of BS and potassium I have experience abdominal pain so I stopped it and use only ACV /baking soda and it started burp alot and become indigestion have food comes back up in my throat and still have sour taste after meal. I also take magnesium 200 mg in a glass of water. I still feel someting in my throat. So I took a break no more ACV and baking soda. The indigestion become worse and burp alot more. Have foods come back up in the throat. I tried tumeric root capsule for 2 days while I stopped the ACV/baking soda and I have burning chest pain. Not sure if that is the cause. So I stopped and try aloe vera but I have mild burning chest pain. I don't know if there is Candida or not. I have coating white tongue on and off through the day and my white tongue is thick in the morning when I wake up in the morning. My tongue seems to be sour. Have heartburn, GERD. Only symptoms is sour taste after meal, heartburn, indigestion, and was constipation before go every 2 days and now go every day but have to push hard. Also anemia very low on ferritin, low iron, low vitamin deficiency. I checked blood test. My sodium bicarbonate is within the normal range and potassium is on borderline normal range. I am currently taking aloe vera and probiotic. It seems the sour taste is there. No change. I tested my saliva is 6.5 or 6.8 through out the day. However, my urine PH is 6.0 first pee in the morning and 2nd pee in the morning is 7.5. Afternoon the urine PH is 6 for the rest of the day. Please provide your feedback as I dont know what to do. I lost alot weight as I am only eating boil chicken breast, noodle, and veggie for the past 7 months. I have not eat any sugar for 7 months. I don't' know what is wrong. Please help.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Ronald (Carson City, Nv) on 01/27/2017

I take 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Monday - Friday in morning and at night to keep my PH at 7.0 or higher. Is it a good idea to give your body a break and not do this Saturday and Sunday?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Andrew (Utah) on 01/16/2017

I think you are low in copper. Try oligo copper

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Myyah (Marietta, Ga) on 06/25/2016

I am interested in becoming a Naturopath and would like to know what resources you can provide. Like yourself, I do not take any medications, and I do not go to conventional doctors. I want to maintain my great health, and I want to help others. I thank you in advance for your feedback.

Lime Juice
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 06/22/2016

Well, after recently recommending that someone should use pH test strips, I thought to check my own pH this morning. I was excited to see that it was about 6.5, which I believe was a great number for the morning, especially when I had had coffee. Then I realized that perhaps the pH was good because I had been drinking an alkalizing drink yesterday, and have been for days, since I discovered a new recipe. I thought I ought to share my recipe. This is really helping me to stay hydrated in the heat because it is so delicious that I drink a lot of it!

Lime Alkalizing Drink

  • About 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of lime juice (I have bottles of organic lime juice that I am using for this. I don't measure, this is a range I think I am using.)
  • 1/2 gallon of water
  • 15 drops of Stevia
  • Put basil leaves in the bottom of a glass jar. Pour lime juice over leaves. Use the end of a wooden spoon to bruise the basil leaves in the juice. Add water. Add Stevia. Refrigerate. Drink as desired.

Fresh basil is my second favorite thing about summer. (Fresh tomatoes are my first.)

Basil is easy to grow and can be easily grown in a container on a porch or maybe even in a sunny window.


~Mama to Many~

General Feedback
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 01/15/2016

Hi Darcy I was reading an old post of yours about treating your dog for bone cancer. How is your dog, and what did you treat your dog with . could you share this with us please?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemons
Posted by Donb (Yorba Linda, Ca) on 12/17/2015

Hi mary - take Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemons
Posted by Mary (New York) on 12/17/2015

I recently started taking apple cider vinegar and half a lemon in warm water. My urine pH has read more acidic since I started. Can you explain why? Am I cleansing my system?

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Mindy (Denver) on 04/12/2015

CO2 level in our blood is more important in maintaining healthy blood reaction and organs and tissues oxygenation. Check Bohr effect. We have no idea how blood reaction in our bodies is maintained. It is so naive to think that one can manipulate it by drinking or whatever baking soda. Human body is the most complex mechanism in the universe. The force that makes planet Earth spin in perfect proximity to other planets has created humans. I am sure mechanisms beyond our comprehension govern blood reaction. Our bodies are perfect self regulated mechanisms, don't interfere with it. Just like severely polluted river will recover itself if left alone, our bodies will always work toward maintaining healthy blood reaction. We can help by stopping the pollution.

I do not recommend messing with blood reaction, simply because you have no idea what you are doing and what the result will be.

Just like a body intentionally lowers its vitamin D level when there is an excess of calcium in blood due to parathyroid tumors, adding vitamin D will only harm you. The same goes with blood reaction. Your body knows what it is doing. Blood reaction is never the same, to start with.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 04/12/2015


thank you so much.. You are the best as all of EC is and the people who help..

I looked up the tri salts and looks good and assuming it's safe and takes the place of the baking soda..

Love EC and all of the contributors.. Has helped me tremendously.................:)

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by KT (Usa) on 04/12/2015

Please clarify if 'use half a T-spoon of baking soda' means 'teaspoon' or 'tablespoon'. Thanks.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 04/12/2015 2064 posts

B: I think it is Ecologic Formulas that retails a product called "TriSalts"; which is carbonates or bicarbonates of Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Bee (New York) on 04/11/2015

Hi, I would love to use the baking soda but the salt in it raises my blood pressure. Any other remedies? Thanks.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Sam ( Miami) on 04/11/2015

I think it is more complicated than just taking baking soda to correct blood reaction, which according to some sources must be slightly acidic which contradicts main stream belief. Today's belief. Also one must know when to take baking soda because it depends what one wants to achieve. Do no harm must be the rule.

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Avielle ( Santa Clara, Ca) on 04/11/2015

What is the correct dosage for children?

Baking Soda for Blood pH
Posted by Rigger (Northeast, Maryland) on 04/11/2015

Blood PH Balance: For those with a toxic system, use half a T-spoon of baking soda in 2 ounces of water each morning before leaving the bathroom, and same every evening before leaving the bathroom for bed. THIS WILL bring your blood PH back up to 7.35/7.45 where it needs to be and your blood stream with natural t/killer cells will work properly. This will even destroy dormant cancer cells in the body because cancer cannot survive in this environment. Proper PH balance IS a must have in every human wanting to survive the food producers making the deadly products they are today. I'm a Naturopath and don't believe in prescription from doctors. I don't use doctors services either. Become a Naturopath and survive.

Side Effects
Posted by Rs (SF, Calif.) on 01/20/2015

I am sure someone can help me with this issue. I recently decided to work on alkalizing my body because I know it is way too acidic. I have pH test strips for urine and saliva and I am eating much better food that is higher in alkaline and also putting alkaline drops in my beverages and H20 daily. About 2 days after starting my new regimen, I noticed that I had bloating and nagging abdominal pain......some tenderness, but mainly uncomfortable bloating. I get much fuller on less food, which is fabulous, but my abdomen gets very distended quickly but goes back to normal pretty much after a bowel movement, which has also slowed down a bit (frequency that is). Is this just my body adjusting to becoming more alkaline or should I stop my regimen or do something different? I read all the symptoms listed for chronic acid pH and I had every single symptom on the list. I have been doing this routine for about 2 weeks now. I think I feel better but its hard to tell sometimes. Maybe I am doing it wrong.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 01/17/2015

Goran, google lists of acid/alkaline foods and start from there with increasing the alkaline and reducing the acid foods you eat.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mary (Usa) on 01/17/2015

Are you taking Metformin for diabetes? Side effects, it raises blood sugar and raises acid.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Timh (KY) on 01/17/2015 2064 posts

G: Your body is very toxic and it will take some expertise & time to get well again. For now, take whole body hot water bath and add 1/2 cup Epsom Salts once a day every day for 7 days, then one every-other day for maybe one month. At which time also add 1/4 cup Borax (sodium tetra borate).

More detox & cleansing remedies will be needed so come back here and give us updates on your progress.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Goran (Serbia) on 01/16/2015

Hi! I am 31yo and have bad case of acidosis. Too many prescribed drugs and my urin is very acidic! After taking ACV with water I still get it as acidic as 5.5 in morning urine (tested in lab). I cannot take Baking Soda since I have high blood pressure. My blood results are also vary bad. Everything is out of rage. Like my body is attacked by this acidity! I need tips fast! Please!

Alkalizing and the Body Electric
Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 09/29/2014

I had a morgellons fiber. In my research of Morgellons, I noticed two most common things.

a) Many people were swimming prior to getting it.

b) They live in warmer climate

I match up with these. I used citric acid and dmso. The fiber fell out in 2 days, never to be seen again.

Alkalizing and the Body Electric
Posted by Rebel (Usa) on 09/29/2014

Very interesting stuff, here Bill. I have known now for a while that what ever I am dealing with, always responds well with adding baking soda. He never mentioned the dreaded Morgellons, but boy this sure sounds a lot like it. Fats turned into plastics in the bodies cells. Most people who believe they have Morgellons test high for silicone in the body I have read this somewhere. I guess silicone could be a type of plastic.

I watched another video of his, after I viewed the one you posted and he talks about the sleeping bugs inside of our bodies and the damage they cause when they are given the right environment to thrive and use their digestive enzymes to attack us.

I am going to go back a watch this again and make some notes.

Thank you so much for posting this video. I have been doing a lot of research into Morgellons and this seems to make the most logical explanation to me. Like I said he never mentioned Morgellons in the video, but I picked up a lot that to me it sounded as if he was explaining this disease, just not calling it by that name.

Alkalizing and the Body Electric
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 09/28/2014

I just thought I'ld put up some interesting information on the relationship between electricity or body voltage and health. This is just another well-reasoned explanation and diagnostic method for identifying and dealing with chronic disease. Dr Jerry Tennant is famous for this electrical approach to diagnose and cure disease. In his view, the body is simply a battery consisting of many smaller batteries -- or cells -- in series. If your body or local voltage is at the correct negative millivolt levels then you are healthy. But if you're cells are too positive - lacking in electron donors - chronic disease will arise.

This electrical aspect to health also ties in well with what Ted from Bangkok has described in the past about using ORP, pH and Conductivity meters to monitor your own health.

This video is pretty much about having enough electron donors in your body in order to remain healthy. This video also offers another interesting and fairly convincing electrical explanation as to why the human body needs to alkalize: Health is Voltage

Alkaline Urine
Posted by Julie (Nc) on 09/18/2014

Your body should be 6.1-6.8. On p 14 your urine should be 6.5-7.0. Dairy is killing me yet the doctor wants me to eat it. My pH goes down every time I eat yogurt no more for me.

General Feedback
Posted by Jrich (Greensboro, NC) on 08/11/2014

Thank you guys for all the great information. I do need to work on my pH balance.. Going to the health store today to get some alkaline water, acidopholis, folic acid, apple cider vinegar. The works.. I know what I need to do, I just need to be consistant with it.

Orp Readings
Posted by Pone (California, US) on 07/10/2014

I am really confused on how to get an accurate ORP reading on urine. What can be done to calibrate the ORP and make it as accurate as possible in the range of -200 to +50?

I get a positive 15 reading on my urine and the sites that explain this say it is quite bad. Then again, the meter appears to be horribly inaccurate in this range so does the reading mean anything at all?

Is there any specific brand of ORP meter that is particularly accurate for urine measurements?

Accurate pH Reading
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 05/15/2014 391 posts

Suksapan Panich at Rajadamnern Road. Most taxis would know where. Ted

Accurate pH Reading
Posted by Cheryl (Malaysia) on 05/06/2014

Ted, where can I get the digital pH meter in BBK? Thank you.

Accurate pH Reading
Posted by Designergirl (British Columbia, Canada) on 01/05/2014

Hi, I'm very interested in knowing if testing the urine or saliva for the PH of the body is more accurate. In the past, I only tested the urine, but recently began testing both and find that often they don't match with the saliva often being far more alkaline. Isn't it normal for the urine to be slightly acidic to avoid UT infections too?

Posted by Jim (Tennessee) on 09/04/2013

I'm taking 2000 mgs of MSM and my PH level has gone from 6.5 to 7.5. I was taking baking soda but that's a hassle trying to take it in between meals. I just realized this today bc I was actually taking the MSM for my terrible arthritis, so now I hope it helps resolve my pain.

Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets
Posted by Marie (Anonymous, Pa) on 04/15/2013

I just starting taking sodium bicarbinate tablets instead of drinking baking soda with water to raise my ph levels within normal ranges. The bottle states that they can be diluted in water and then you can drink the solution or you can just swallow the pills with water. If I do not dilute the solution, will it be as effective. Also, can I take this indefinitely as long as I am monitoring my PH levels? Should I be taking them for a couple days on and then off?

Plastic Vs Paper pH Testing Strips
Posted by Double D (Bfe, Ok, Usa) on 03/10/2013

pH strips vs. pH litmus paper: I have plastic strips and paper pH testing strips. I used both during same urine test and the plastic strip read 6.5 and the paper read 8. Huh?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Double D (Bfe, Ok, Usa) on 03/10/2013

I do the organic Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda, juice of 1/2 lemon, organic honey and cinnamon. I pinch my nostrils to swallow it (because it's gross! ) and follow with a glass of water. quick and easy. just the Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda is fine also. Sometimes I add organic molasses and dmso to the mix as well. None of it will hurt u and it's all good for u. You will probably burp a good healthy burp too.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Printsez (St. Louis, Mo Usa) on 12/08/2012

Ok, gave in and bought some with organic honey to get it down. Not too bad, this AM was my first day. I dont believe in cures unless they happen for me. But within an hour I felt I dont know, different. And I got a cold sore pop up. Related? I dont know. But I do know that I havent taken my 30 mg of Prevacid and had two nice belches that were not acidic. Hmm Interesting. Will it work? But what is going on in my body. Guess we will see. I want to straighten out my ph and see if it helps with arthritis and gerd. Will let you know as it progresses.

General Feedback

General Feedback
Posted by Heather (Leicester) on 08/22/2012

Hi White cat, you need magnesium it will relax your muscles- easiest way is to buy Epsom Salts and take a long soak(30 mins) - this will really help you, Heather x

General Feedback
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/22/2012

Whitecat007, read up on Magnesium on this site.

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Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 08/22/2012

Hi Whitecat007, It sounds to me like your body is too acidic and toxic. What type of diet do you have? I would suggest to begin there. Clean that up by eliminating processed foods, sugar, white flour products, dairy and gluten. Eat what I call "close to the earth". Make sure you eat mostly fresh vegetables and protein and if you can make fresh green juices. I assure you, the pain will go away through this process. Assist the body also with detoxing which there are plenty of ideas here on EC you can check out.

The baking soda/ maple syrup isn't going to do a thing if you're really toxic. The doctors aren't going to say a thing about this either- they don't know! So many of our problems are due to diets and our toxic world. They only make people more toxic with prescription meds.

Hope this information helps you, Lisa

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Posted by Whitecat007 (Murrysville, Pa) on 08/21/2012

Im new just found this site tonight, I am 41 years old.. Have pain all over my body, mostly back, hips, elbows some times my back hurts so bad you cant breath, I have been to the doctor had blood test ran, they tell me nothings wrong with me, when the pain in my body gets so bad, I get really muscle bound and cant move very well, I have tried many things I tried the baking soda and maple surup I found on the internet tonight, took a spoon full, it has gave me an instant headache??? dont know why, I sometimes get muscle spasms all over my body, I did notice I am getting more of them then usual after taking this?? does any one know what could be wrong with me???? or what to do?? I am active, and just want to feel like myself again and have energy and no muscle pain?

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Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 07/30/2012

Two days is not long enough to claim a result. It takes time to work and is still balancing your system, which means you will get rid of (expel) extra acid for quite a while before it will show balanced urine pH. Give it a week or two. A week if you generally are active and otherwise healthy and eat whole foods regularly, 2 weeks if you eat more fast food, dairy and sugar.

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Posted by Marty (Sacramento, California) on 07/30/2012

I tried the lemon bicarbonate formula for 2 days now and my daily urine and salive ph test strips taken in the morning came out more acid than usual. Is this a normal temporary reaction? Does it lower only cellular ph and not blood or urine.

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Posted by James (Tulsa, Ok) on 07/20/2012

To alkalize your PH eat english walnuts, Omega 3, will turn your strips dark blue, evey time I drink a glass of water I add about 1/3 teaspoon of baking soda and 5 drops of h202 35% food grade hydrogen, peroxide, for breakfast my wife and I eat activea yogurt mixed with two tablespoons of flax meal, two tablespoons flax oil, blue berries, and walnuts, keep your walnuts out in a bowl and grab a few every time you walk by, I was eating ACV and honey but for me it is acidic, citrus is acidic, I'm 83, play golf twice a week, mow and weed eat two acres, bike and walkout on the road, treasdmill and stationary bike indoors and yes I use seasalt.

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Posted by Robyn (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/19/2012

Timh thanks, I used to get utis every 2nd day (20 yrs), that pain on top of this other thats unbearable but since olive leaf extract I havent had one. Tried glandular extracts, severe reaction! But I have severe reactions to most things, not surprising, just another horrifying day. Yes, kidneys cant be good. The egrf on the blood tests which is to do with kidneys is way too high so they must be stressed. I try to help my organs. I wish they could talk so I really knew what needs the most help rather than taking all these supplements and home remedies for me to react to, just throwing a lot of mud hoping that some of it will stick.

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Posted by Julie (San Luis Obispo, Ca) on 07/18/2012

"And high calcium in my tissues. " With this statement I would definitely suspect you are low in magnesium. Magnesium will help remove calcium from tissue and move it into bone and teeth where it belongs. Will also help remove heavy metals. Also with its aid in cellular energy production it also aids as an infection fighter.

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Posted by Latonia (Marshallville, Ga, United States) on 07/18/2012

I recommend trying the Transfer Factor Plus and Riovida Juice to lower your acidic levels. Transfer Factor Plus will empower your immune system and that will help to fight other issues going on in the body. Also try using the Alkaline water and it can be found at most health food stores. Drink that instead of adding the alkaline to your regular water. It will be worth it. You will see!

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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 07/18/2012 2064 posts

Robyn, I feel much like yourself w/ advanced stages of chronic parasitism, heavy metals, and all the pathogens that go w/ it. Have you tried Kidney support regimens? I require daily either D-Mannose or Cranberry for the infection. The kidneys are so important in regulating mineral balance and detoxification that one must support them; Raw Kidney Glandular and Allantoin are good for rebuilding. Have you tried Raw Pituitary Glandular for hormonal boost? It's all complicated and much help is needed so I hope you can get the upper on your condition.

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Posted by Robyn (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/17/2012

Timh, thanks. I take taurine. I do have addisons disease which could make my sodium levels higher and Im just very very sensitive because ?? Ive tried the alkalising again and just cannot tolerate the extra pain!! , migraines and nausea. I can take acv, bs small amount in 1 litre of water, wheat grass, lemon juice by themselves - all alkalising. I dont know if addisons causing higher sodium levels is because sodium is in my blood ready to leave my body or my blood is alkaline. But I must be acidic if I have metal and viral toxicity. No doc can answer my questions. I dont know how to get well, 20 yrs on & Im still trying to get the metal count down. The viruses & candida?? I take lysine, zinc, olive leaf extract, plenty of antioxidants, immune boosters. Some people with fms, cfs and mcs have been getting better with NLP but apart from it not working on me I just dont get that the brain controls all your organs, the oxygen & nutrition to them.

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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 07/17/2012 2064 posts

Robyn, try supplementing the amino acid Taurine, as it helps the body regulate minerals.

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