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Question on Treatment of Psoriatic Conditions

Posted by Michael (Williamstown NJ) on 03/12/2006

I've read your article and it was quite intriguing. I've known about the health benefits of an alkalized body for sometime now, but I was not familiar with using ordinary household items such as sodium bicarbonate to balance the body's pH. However, I am more familiar with using coral calcium because of it being high in essential minerals. What is your opinion on using coral calcium to balance the body's pH as opposed to the methods you have mentioned? Do you recommend a certain brand such as nato cal or barefood? Finally, what do you recommend for treating psoriatic conditions as well as digestive conditions such as Candidiasis and Crohn's disease? Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

What is your opinion on using coral calcium to balance the body's pH as opposed to the methods you have mentioned?

The use of bicarbonates to control pH has been known for at least 100 years, however it is not widely known in the internet. Coral calcium is alkaline, but is not a pH buffer. If you study your biochemistry, you will know that the prime pH buffer mechanism your body use is bicarbonates.

Therefore ideally, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonates and magnesium bicarbonates are most useful. Sodium is extracellular, while potassium and magnesium are primarily intracellular.

Most fluids in your body make use of this. However, coral calcium which is primarily calcium carbonates are not bicarbonates and are difficult for the body as it needs to convert them to bicarbonate through a reaction with carbonic acids.

I myself have been using this baking soda to neutralize my constantly acid body since the late 1960s so you can say the idea is not a new one indeed and it is more effective than coral calcium from the point of view of alkalizing your body.

If you were to pursue other things besides alkaline, such as getting complete minerals, I would prefer looking at fulvic acid as opposed to coral calcium. Besides our body needs a sufficient amount of mangnesium as a prerequisite of taking calcium, should your body needs calcium.

I would I conclude that bicarbonate is the preferred from as our human ancestos has been drinking spring waters for at least several millenium as spring waters are usually rich with bicarbonates and our current drinking water is lacking in it that I feel we should supplement them separately.

It is what I always call, a "buffer deficiency" but very few have heard of it, but in human physiology this is of critical importance as it plays prominently in our biochemical processes.

Do you recommend a certain brand such as nato cal or barefood?

I don't recommend any brands. Most baking soda are good, but a pure food grade is the best one is the one without the additives.

Finally, what do you recommend for treating psoriatic conditions as well as digestive conditions such as Candidiasis and Crohn'sdisease?

Most conditions that I have seen will be alleviated when alkalizing within the weak. I have seen many instances that it does work very well. The best ways of alkalizing, surprisingly, turns out to be a modified form of alkalizing, which uses 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid at twice per day, once in morning and once before bedtime. This is a the best form of "soda loading" as they call it in sports medicine.

Just yesterday, I had to paint the floors and steps in my house using shellac and had muscular pains all over my body. Upon taking just 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid the pain went away rapidly as it neutralizes the lactic acid buildup in the muscle from undue strenous work.


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