>- Do you realize how many different methods the body has to deal with over acidity as well as over alkalinity?
Yes, those methods also include the dissolving of bones and teeth. And you think that this is a good thing?
>- And do you realize how many acids are not only essential for our health but also for our existence?
Yes, I know the citric acid cycle along with many others, including the nicotinic acid conversion process. Amazing that effect that 3 grams or even 100 mg of nicotinic acid will have over the short term or long term.
I enjoy absorbing abscorbic acid, acetic acid and even maleic and malonic acids.
>- One of the ingredients for the drink was calcium oxide/hydroxide (lime), which happens to be very caustic. In fact all hydroxides (OH)
Lime is very alkaline, but only in concentrated form. You ignore the fact the body also uses hydroxides. Calcium hydroxyapetite is what bone is made of. This is why it is beneficial to take calcium hydroxide in very small amounts, diluted in water, along with magnesium.
>- Then there is the problem of elevated serum calcium, which can cause high blood pressure, muscle cramping/spasms, constipation, etc.
That is why it is important to have "optimum levels of vitamin D3". Calcium builds up in the blood, not because of excess calcium, but insufficient vitamin D to transport it to the cells and bones where it can be used.
>- Another of the ingredients was black strap molasses, which is high in iron. Again iron feeds numerous pathogens and cancer cells. It also acts as a pro-oxidant in excess leading to even more free radical damage. This is why excess iron in the body is so dangerous. And unless you are a menstruating woman or are bleeding internally you have no efficient way of excreting excess iron.
Actually, the ancient practice of blood-letting has been revived for this purpose. The Red Cross will gladly help.
>- So you know what is really free, and much safer since it will not cause the problems above? Deep breathing. This blows off carbon dioxide reducing carbonic acid levels.
Yes, I agree, but it does not insure sufficient minerals.
I strongly recommend vigerous exercise to promote deep breathing.
>- Neither urine pH nor salivary pH reflect the pH of the blood.
Actually, they do to a limited extent but only after a reasonable period of time has passed since taking in either water or food. Hence, first urine upon rising, taken midstream, will provide a strong indication.
If your blood is getting too acid, the body will try to fix it. It will do this by passing acidity out through the urine and by sacrificing bone. If the blood is too alkaline, the early morning urine will be alkaline above 7.3 or 7.4.
On the otherhand, the saliva is supposed to be alkaline all the time because the enzymes are designed to work in an alkaline environment. If it is acid, your digestion will not be complete and it is an obviation that the body is too acid.
>- you want to know what the pH of the blood is then you need a blood draw
Blood pH is not a standard laboratory procedure.
>- what about all the acids of meat? ... amino acids, fatty acids ...
This shows me that you do not understand. Or perhaps You phrased this in a way that just gives me the appearance.
Both Amino acids and fatty acids ARE essential to our very existance. All proteins are made of amino acids and many parts of our cellular content is fatty acids.
>- This is why I encourage people to learn how the body really works before falling for these types of scams where they can really hurt themselves.
So, do I. That aside, most people with problems do not have years to study their problems before taking action.
I say do things in moderation, go slowly, and think about what you are doing, but in many cases, doing nothing can be worst than some other choices.