Our research team has made some exciting discoveries about the benefits of Alkalising and its role in vital health and longevity. In this issue Inger Marie and Pernille Knudtzon look at one of their case studies.
Bob is in his mid-forties. He runs a busy company and although Bob used to be a keen sports man, after building up the business he found himself spending long days at the office and not making time for exercise. He had inflammation in the tendons in his foot, had gained a lot of weight, and weekends were spent sleeping to recharge his batteries. By Sunday afternoon he was all right again – just to prepare for another week in the office. There were family health issues like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and recurrent kidney stones, and Bob had inherited them all. He did what the doctors told him – he took his tablets, had health checks and even two operations for kidney stones. We were alerted to the possible root cause of the problem when he told us that he was always sweating, so much that he could not even wear a leather watch strap – it would be “eaten up” by the acidic sweat. All these symptoms pointed in one and the same direction: over acidity of his body.
We performed a Live Blood Analysis from one drop of his blood under a specially designed microscope. This revealed his red blood cells were sticky, packed in clusters and very slow moving with unusual shaped red blood cells indicating protein leakage from the cells. We also found a lot of waste products, building a typical Live Blood picture of over acidity and poor digestion of the food.
As his health issues had been going on for nearly 9 years we had to start the alkalising process very carefully and slowly. His motivation was high as he could easily see where he would be in the next 10 years otherwise: putting on more weight, more kidney stones, struggling with blood pressure and increase in other symptoms and on top of that – the side effects of the medications.
First we needed to know his level of acidity, and we did this by checking the first urine sample of the day. The pH in our blood has to be around 7,36 for the body to function best. The margins are very narrow – approximately 7,28 is too acidic to 7,41 is too alkaline – and levels outside of these margins can cause serious health challenges. The balance is maintained by our “buffer” capacity of alkaline/acid reservoirs, and the kidneys play a major role in controlling and maintaining a normal body pH. When our life style and food habits create a lot of acidity, we draft from our reserves/alkaline pool in the body to maintain balance. If we have a lot of acid to clear out, for example after eating and drinking a lot of red meat, sweets or white bread, the urine will be more acidic, i.e. 4 – 6. The pH of saliva is also a good indicator, if we are more to the acidic side it is 5 – 6 and if we are more alkaline 7 – 8.
Bob’s urine sample of the first morning was not surprisingly on the acidic site: 4.5 and his saliva was 5. We slowly added specially designed alkaline minerals to his drinking water and adding some specific digestive enzymes – for over acidic body functions – to his meals in order to help him digest and then assimilate the food better.
He checked his pH level every morning. For the first 5 – 6 days nothing happened. Then slowly the pH got more alkaline and he started feeling some changes. After 4 weeks of this treatment we did a health check-up and he claimed he had lost weight, his foot was not inflamed, he felt lighter and more energetic, was not sweating so much and was eating less at meal times. Another Live Blood Analysis revealed the red blood cells were much rounder, free of each other and moving around properly, although there was still waste products that needed clearing. He was very happy to see these improvements and he was talking about these changes as “After I began alkalising…” because it was a major shift in his life.
The next step towards pH balance was to add more vitamins and minerals designed to help his fat metabolism. We also gave him a green powder full of freeze-dried alkalising herbs, sprouts, fruits and vegetables to improve the alkalinity of his body (see Supergreens Chispa June/July 2007).
Bob is now taking up his sports again, as although he is still busy in the office, he feels that he gains more energy by doing sports, and is looking forward to monitoring his progress in the long term.
We hope that you find this information as useful as we do. Armed with our new knowledge about the importance of the acidic/alkaline reserves and buffer capacity in the body we feel we have added another piece to our jigsaw of understanding how to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance for optimal health.
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Pernille Knudtzon, MD
Tel: 678 253 510
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