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Are pH strips just BS?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 04, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Some schools of thought perpetuate the claim that eating meat/dairy will make your body more acidic.

Is it at all worthwhile to measure your body's alkalinity/acidity with pH strips?

If upon testing over a period of time would a consistently high acidity level be cause for alarm?

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 04, 2013
at 06:19 PM

Ty greymouser :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 04, 2013
at 06:18 PM

..good point.. maybe all the extra stress to your system trying to keep the balance is a bad thing. Same could be said for being "too alkaline" perhaps.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 06:17 PM

..PALEOHACK STRIPPPERS..? :) HEHE

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on April 04, 2013
at 03:11 PM

Albert, I agree. I was not touching on that topic. The question was about testing and changing due to test. Not whether the acidic/alkaline thesis is bs.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on April 04, 2013
at 10:16 AM

This is a good point but I'm not sure whether it fully answers the question about if high acidic state is good or bad. For instance, high insulin levels on the body may indicate that the body pancreas is working properly doing it's job getting rid of excess blood sugar that would be toxic in high amounts. Yet it does not mean that this is a good state to maintain on a regular basis as we know that It would lead to insulin resistance, death of beta cells and metabolic diseases over the time. Just guessing if this may be a similar case.

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:12 AM

I read your title as "PaleoHacks strips" instead of pH strips lol.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 04, 2013
at 05:40 AM

thank you for your responses :) when you hear something enough times it begins to ring true “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 05:36 AM

bang on article! thnx :)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 05:36 AM

thank you and thank Goodness..quite right we are!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 04, 2013
at 12:28 AM

ty for your 2 sense :) made sense. I wonder about the ones that measure saliva? would they be a better indicator or worse..hmm..i guess if they were worthwhile our doctors would be using them to test us.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on April 04, 2013
at 12:14 AM

Here's my 2 cents. Obviously PH Strips work. The question is, if your urine is acidic, is that a problem?

If the body is working correctly and maintaining an alkalinity/acidity ratio. Then it would make since for the kidneys to filter out excess acidity and excrete it via urine. Thus measuring high acidity in your urine just means your kidneys are working properly -- not that you would have to change your diet.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on April 04, 2013
at 03:11 PM

Albert, I agree. I was not touching on that topic. The question was about testing and changing due to test. Not whether the acidic/alkaline thesis is bs.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 12:28 AM

ty for your 2 sense :) made sense. I wonder about the ones that measure saliva? would they be a better indicator or worse..hmm..i guess if they were worthwhile our doctors would be using them to test us.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 04, 2013
at 10:16 AM

This is a good point but I'm not sure whether it fully answers the question about if high acidic state is good or bad. For instance, high insulin levels on the body may indicate that the body pancreas is working properly doing it's job getting rid of excess blood sugar that would be toxic in high amounts. Yet it does not mean that this is a good state to maintain on a regular basis as we know that It would lead to insulin resistance, death of beta cells and metabolic diseases over the time. Just guessing if this may be a similar case.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 05:36 AM

bang on article! thnx :)

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on April 04, 2013
at 12:27 PM

Everybody likes to point out that body pH doesn't change, of course it doesn't; it is highly regulated, buffered by multiple mechanisms. But.... how can one determine if buffering capacity is being used to maintain this normal physiological pH? That's the real question! Of course, dipping into the buffering capacity is normal at times, as is replenishing that buffer capacity. Constantly depleting the body's buffer is not a good thing.

Folks are a bit too quick to dismiss acid/base balance as quackery.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 06:18 PM

..good point.. maybe all the extra stress to your system trying to keep the balance is a bad thing. Same could be said for being "too alkaline" perhaps.

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on April 04, 2013
at 02:41 AM

My answer is along the lines of what CD said but I would like to add that the body measures its PH so carefully that the best way to tell if it is off is that the coroner will mark it on his final report.

We are amazing machines, self healing, self regulating. Paleo optimizes that with the best possible fuels for your body so it does not have to fight as hard to keep you in balance.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 04, 2013
at 05:36 AM

thank you and thank Goodness..quite right we are!

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