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Correcting Acid Base Balance
By Dr. Mike Spearman, D.C.
When it is very hot a person wants to sit down in the shade and get out
of the sun. When it's too cold a person wants to huddle in a blanket
around a fire. The point is that life functions best in a very
narrow range of temperature. Air conditioners, heaters, hats, coats,
gloves, bathing suits, etc. are all proof that this statement is
true. These things help maintain that narrow band of ideal
temperature around the body.
Biochemical production in the body all goes
well in a VERY NARROW RANGE of acid base balance. In the blood this
narrow range is about 1 space in 140 of the whole span of the acid base
scale. Another analogy would be to ask you if you are a member of
the top 1 half percent of the wealthiest people in the United
States. Ideal is again a very narrow range, but almost everyone can
achieve it with acid base. On wither side of this narrow range is an
over acid range called acidosis and an over base range called
alkaloids. Each of these ranges is 3 and a half times as broad as
the ideal range. This larger range called alkalosis. Each of
these ranges is 3 and half times as broad as the ideal range. This
larger range which we could call the SURVIVAL RANGE covers 8 spaces out of
the possible 140. Outside the 8 spaces that include the narrow ideal
ranged, acidosis and alkalosis range is DEATH. You may have seen a
dialysis center or know someone who gets dialysis. Dialysis does the
kidney's job and keeps a person alive when their kidneys are not
functioning well enough to correct acid base balance and other kidney
The kidneys and the lungs controlled by a part of the brain
are the two organs that regulate acid and base balance in the body.
Modern American diets tend to get people out of the VERY NARROW RANGE OR
NORMAL despite the efforts of the kidneys and lungs. Generally
animal products of all kinds except whole milk are acid. Cereal
grains are acid. Green vegetables and root vegetables and most
fruits are alkaline.
Using food alone can take quite a long time to
correct an acid base imbalance unless it is minor. There are easy
inexpensive ways to correct most acid base problems usually in a month.
that is kind of fun is to keep track of your own acid base level.
There is an inexpensive test kit that will last 2 people 6 months to a
year and a refill of the kit is even less costly. It takes just a
minute to test oneself.
The majority of people at least that we see in
our office are overly acid. There are 3 primary corrections of which
1, 2, or all 3 may be required. Some people need #2 but not #1 or
vice versa. It is not difficult to determine.
Each handling uses
a specific supplement of a food concentrate nature. One handling
uses a highly concentrated raw vegetable supplement. Each tablet is
like eating a pound of green vegetables so one can significantly increase
vegetable intake easily.
A second handling takes the excess charge off
of the water molecules and allows fluids to flow better in the
system. This allows a certain detoxification to occur and people who
complain of bloating, swelling and water weight usually benefit with this
A third handling would involve correcting or
improving the function of parts of the endocrine system. There are
special supplements for each endocrine gland as needed.
handling is especially for people who have recurring kidney or urinary
bladder problems. The supplement for this contains a concentration
of a particular enzyme that helps the kidney regulate acid base handling.
people are to base also known as too alkaline. These people need
acid. They may need a particular kind of acid for their stomach, or
an acid that works especially well with calcium throughout the body or the
person may need a general acidifying substance.
These are very
straightforward handlings and will handle many peoples' imbalance with no
other efforts. Some people may have additional complications, but
the above is a good first step to just about anyone not on a dialysis
It could be said that every chronic or acute disease or
condition that is not resolving has an undetected and unaddressed acid
base condition connected with it. This is a very broad statement,
but gives you an idea of the degree of importance to place on acid base
Dr. Spearman practices
in East Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
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