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How to Get Rid of Too Much Potassium in Cells

How do I get rid of too much potassium in my cells? I have been
drinking water softened with potassium chloride for five years and, through a hair test, found that I have an imbalance of too much potassium and too little sodium. How do I change that? We have switched to distilled water, but that hasn't helped. I have trouble with swollen ankles, feet and lower legs. How can I change that imbalance? Thanks much

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
Distilled water will cause a buffer deficiency whereby the body's pH will vary a lot and may cause ups and down in terms of energy and emotion.

SO taking some baking soda now and then will buffer your body's pH.

Distilled water is not good for you because it lacks bicarbonate buffers. It sometimes causes you to loose hair and swollen cells. Adding some sea salt into your water will solve the problems. Try 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water. Drink them for a couple of weeks and things should get better. Your cellular osmosis is imbalanced since there are lack of cellular salts extracellular salts as opposed to intracellular. Remember that potassium chloride is an intracellular, and lack of extracellular salts, such as sodium chlorides (salt) causes the cells to bloat and hence, swollen ankles and knees.

Reducing potassium, you need to get a potassium antagonists which are zinc and magnesium.

Replied by Sugarmags
Silicon Valley, Ca
03/30/2013
... "Remember that potassium chloride is an intracellular, and lack of extracellular salts, such as sodium chlorides (salt) causes the cells to bloat and hence, swollen ankles and knees."

Thanks for pointing this out. There is so much focus on the dangers of salt, that people forget that there are benefits. We certainly have too much sodium in the S.A.D., but to eliminate it entirely is very dangerous.

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