Alkaline Diet and Supplements for Dry Eyes

Posted by JC (Anonymous) on 02/01/2013

I just bought your book. pH-Balanced for Life. I have been following your recommended diet and ph remedies. I have a few questions. I have been going to a naturopathic doctor (he does not have a degree but he has practiced for a few years) and he told me I was deficient in HCL acid even though my urine was very acid at the time 5.5. Do I continue my Betaine Hcl (2 with every cooked meal) and continue to follow all the recommendations in your book for alkalizing my ph?

2. I wrote to you a few years ago and you kindly answered my questions. At that time and even now I suffer from dry eye and mouth. I have realized over the years that acids ( apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, hcl) improve the moisture but bases like sodium bicarbonate, magnesium, calcium all make them drier. Do you understand why that works that way for me? If I take the lemon and sodium bicarbonate or acv and sodium bicarbonate they improve also, but it must be mixed with an acid.

3. Also, I have realized that my liver plays a role in the dryness because they are always the most dry in the middle of the night and I always feel like my liver is creating pressure on my side and sometimes painful. I am also taking lecithin per your recommendations.

4. I also wanted to know your thoughts on a parasite cleanse. My naturopath told me I should do a parasite cleanse but I had C-diff a few years ago for a year and it was very hard to get rid of and I am anxious about killing off my good bacteria.

5. I have some old fillings underneath a bridge and I am not sure if they are amalgam or not because the dentist who put them in years ago is retired. Is it still ok for me to take iodine, cilantro, etc. to chelate the heavy metals?

I would so appreciate your advice because I have a lot of faith in your knowledge and experience. Now when I get sick, I turn to Earth Clinic to research your remedies and they always work for me. I don't know if you realize how many people you have helped along the way.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
02/25/2013
384 posts

Most people are deficient in vitamin B complex and end up with a lack of stomach acid. This is particularly due to a vitamin B6 deficiency. The supplements that have helped digestion directly (which helps the liver) are always in the following order: vitamins B6, B12, and B1. Liver fats are a big issue in U.S., which indirectly causes heart disease from fruit consumption high in fructose, high fructose corn syrup, being the most critical dietary issue leading to liver problems, which causes dryness of the eyes and mouth.

The fact that "acids (apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, hcl) improve the moisture but bases like sodium bicarbonate, magnesium, calcium all make them drier" has a lot to do with your circulation issues. Apple cider vinegar, HCl, and lemon juices decalcify the calcium buildup in the circulatory system and as a result this improves moisture in the eyes. Magnesium, calcium and sodium bicarbonate alkalize the body but do nothing to affect calcification compared to citrate forms, such as citric acid in lemon juices. Citrate has not had the limelight it needs, but is the major chelator of heavy metals. A grave concern since arsenic and lead contaminants are found in about 50 to 70% of all clients. These arsenic and lead are oxidative, and reducing agents (reduces and chelates) are mainly lemon juice and citrates, helps in reducing the buildup of these leading to improved circulation, In fact, citrate is a MAJOR element in the cure for cancer and prevention. ORP was not stressed enough to keep it simple, but most people low energy and lack of circulation and cancer, their urinary ORP is between -10 mV to -30 mV. A healthy person should be at least -80 mV, but in immune comprised individual their urinary ORP may need to be higher, such as -100 mV to -150 mV.

So measuring ORP may provide some clues as to liver dryness, it is likely to be in the low ORP range, such as above -50 mV, when you need -80 to -150 mV. Vitamin C sodium ascorbate found in vitamin C and baking soda or sodium ascorbate or apple cider may help.

"If I take the lemon and sodium bicarbonate or acv and sodium bicarbonate they improve also, but it must be mixed with an acid."

The negative ORP was responsible in helping your dryness issues, either in your taking baking soda plus apple cider vinegar, or lemon and baking soda, or sodium ascorbate, or potassium ascorbate. It may reflect lack of potassium as the reason for eye dryness, but lack of glutathione may be at issue as well, so raising glutathione by taking N acetyl cysteine is a good choice in supplement for dry eyes. Use the non-effervescent kind (manufacturers tend to add aspartame in that kind and is not labeled).

The other issue with granulated Lecithin is that it may help the liver in getting rid of the fatty liver (remember that dryness in the eye is a clue) taking one to two tablespoons a day. Dryness could be the symptom of PABA deficiency too, as it helps vascular elasticity. You might try taking it at 1000 mg twice a day for a month, but it must be balanced with baking soda and lemon juice to neutralize the acidity found in PABA.

"I always feel like my liver is creating pressure on my side and sometimes painful."

There may be a bacteria buildup or parasites in the liver that may be protected by tiny cysts or fats, causing the pain. I use sound therapy usually 3 to 10 minutes, but you can try lavender oil and tea tree oil applied on the liver before sleep and see which ones work better. These essential oils will kill some unknown bacteria/fungus/virus transdermally.

"C-diff a few years ago for a year and it was very hard to get rid of and I am anxious about killing off my good bacteria."

Well if you keep up with the pH and ORP, and not use antibiotics, then it should be fine.

Ted


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