Potassium Problems and Alkalizing?

Posted by Ingrid on 01/12/2007

How is it possible to alkalinize when potassium causes me such problems? (Apple cider vinegar can drop my blood pressure and blood sugar in minutes causing me to become drowsy and lightheaded).

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

Simple. If your potassium is too high. You have two choices. Ordinary Morton's Iodized sea salt 1/4 teaspoon in a drinking water will make your urine pH more acid and raise the blood pressure. A natural sea salt will just raise your sodium level while maintaining a MORE natural pH. Therefore you can try the following remedies that will best work for you:

1. 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt plus 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. There is NOT that much potassium in an apple cider vinegar TO tip the balance IF the sea salt was added!


2. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda PLUS 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes your body has a lot of chlorides (from the contaminants in tap water, etc) so the baking soda formula, being high in sodium anyway.

It is my understanding that most people take apple cider vinegar, which I RARELY recommend. If you look through ALL MY POSTINGS at earthclinic, I have recommended that baking soda AND apple cider vinegar. It is the sodium that is important and the ratio of sodium: potassium, on basis of bodily fluids is sodium 90% and potassium 10% (Ringer's solution that scientist used to maintain tissue cultures alive in petri dishes).