Can you be too alkaline?
A client mentioned a couple of days ago that she tests off the chart alkaline (using a saliva test and acid/alkaline litmus paper slip). She figured she should not eat foods that make her more alkaline or she’ll really be in trouble… If your saliva or urine test is consistently too alkaline, it’s possible you are seeing the by-product of being too acid! Maybe due to an acidic dietstyle, or a lot of stress in your life, or too much pollution (toxic chemicals in the air, water, food, furniture, paint, etc.). Take a look here at a short piece about being too acidic but showing up alkaline.
Different areas of the body have different acidity ratings. Blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid need to be slightly alkaline: pH of 7.4 Cancerous tissues are acidic (less than 7); healthy tissues are alkaline (more than 7). In Living Clay Perry Arledge points out that
- cancer cells become dormant at pH 7.4
- cancer cells die at pH 8.5 (but healthy cells will live)
- it is essential to alkalize the body to a pH of 7.4 or slightly higher for optimal health
Unprocessed unexposed Calcium Bentonite Clay – also known as French Green Clay and Living Clay – has a pH in the range of 9.5 Taken internally and applied externally, it helps the body become appropriately alkaline. Read the Green Clay post and try taking a tsp of Green Clay in water every day for a week. See if it has any effect on your acidity. You may find some unexpected side-effects: improved digestion, better elimination, more energy, feeling more relaxed…
Everybody who works and lives with Clay says there is something about it that goes beyond its chemical constituents or molecular structure. Raymond Dextreit considers it a catalyst rather than an agent. There are hundreds of scientists currently experimenting with it to see what they can do with it. Read more about this in the Living Clay book.
Meanwhile, drink clay! You can order the clay in bulk (a sack of 40 lbs, for instance) at about $3 per pound. See the Resources section on the Clay post.
And remember, as Arledge points out, clay works slowly – so try it every day for a year, don’t give up after a week. You’ll probably find yourself wanting to do it every day for the rest of your life!