Gout and Ph
I recently had a flare up of Gout and when the doctor didn't have much to say, I found you posts to be very helpful. I don't know what my pH was before starting my twice daily doses of 2 T of ACV and 1/4 tsp baking soda. After 36 hours the redness and pain are gone and my pH is around 6.5 or less. I can't seem to get it above those numbers. What amount should I try to raise the pH to 7 as is recommended?
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You can add more baking soda to it or you can increase the dose. The number 7 can only be reached if potassium citrate and sodium citrate are taken to reach that number. However, the original remedy should be able to reach 6.5 at least if increasing further the dose. A pH of at least 6.5 should be sufficient for most ailments.
Thank you for your reply. The remedy of 2 T ACV and 1/4 tsp baking soda seems to be doing the job. I do have a question about the baking soda and water retention. I have a lymph issue in my legs and I take lassex (sp) to remove fluid around my heart. Will the BS prevent the water from leaving my legs or give me retention issues?
No, it won't work very well. You have to take potassium. The form I prefer is the potassium citrate (technical name: tripotassium citrate) or any of the following: potassium, potassium gluconate and potassum acetate. The amount preferred is 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon in an 8 oz glass of water, which can be taken also with sodium bicarbonate. Potassium chloride won't do.