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ketosis and ph acidity

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I have read in differents sites that the cause of cancer and other sickness are the acidity of the blood. For anothers, is the candidiasis the cause of cause, but since candidiasis only survive in acids bodys, my question is: Does ketosis and/or eating so much meat and fish as paleo diet do, promotes acidity in our bodies? How can we be paleos and avoid acidity? How to turn an acid body in an alcaline one, in the paleo way?

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+1 this is very true. Those sites are generally trying to sell you alkaline water which is really no different than antacid. All of your food passes through an area of your body that is so acidic that it would eat your body if you didn't have a special lining in your gut to stop it.

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on July 22, 2012
at 08:25 PM

The acid/alkaline theory of diet is a load of BS. The body's natural regulation mechanisms keeps blood pH within a very tight range. Urine and saliva pH have little to no relation to your blood pH.

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on July 22, 2012
at 09:31 PM

+1 this is very true. Those sites are generally trying to sell you alkaline water which is really no different than antacid. All of your food passes through an area of your body that is so acidic that it would eat your body if you didn't have a special lining in your gut to stop it.

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on July 22, 2012
at 07:41 PM

Meats are acidic, but grains are also. So if you eat a balance of meats with veggies and some fruit, you will maintain a nice ph balance better than someone eating a high grain diet. Also, insulin is anabolic and sends signals to the body to reproduce, rather than repair. Every time there is cellular reproduction there is a chance for cellular mutation leading to cancer. Calorie restriction diets limit cancer by limiting cellular reproduction, and intermittent fasting (IF) can limit that by promoting more repair and less reproduction. Back to the acid/alkali balance, I personally try to have an even amount of multicolored veggies with my meat, for instance, a plate of veggies and a plate of meat. I am not a fan of full on ketosis, as I feel that with my activity levels I do better around 150g carbs per day, mostly from veggies, with some fruit thrown in for good measure.

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