Preliminary conclusion is that alkali can kill most
bacteria but not all. Further study is needed to
determine it it kills good bacteria and other questions.
Acidic has a pH below 7 and alkali
Optimum pH is 7.4 and is manifested
when urine is clear.
High acidic causes pain and is
manifested when urine is dark.
A high acidic concentration is
produced by the body to digest excessive protein.
A high alkali level neutralizes
Too much alkali can cause problems
such as Milk-Alkali Syndrome.
Alkali and pH "...pH is the
measure of the hydrogen ion concentration in a solution.
A pH of 1 is a strong acid with many hydrogen ions.
A pH of 14 has few hydrogen ions and is a strong alkali.
A ph of 7 is a neutral solution. Acids such as citric
acid or ethanoic acid (vinegar) are weak acids. Although
molecules of these acids still contain positive hydrogen
ions, they do not separate completely in water. Substances
that can neutralise acids are called bases. If a base
will also dissolve in water it is called an alkali.
Alkalis such as sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide
are strong alkalis. A molecule of sodium hydroxide
consists of one positive sodium ion and one negative
hydroxide ion (OH-). In water the ions separate completely.
Alkalis such as sodium hydrogencarbonate (bicarbonate
of soda) and ammonium hydroxide are weak alkalis.
The hydroxide ions do not separate completely in water.
Calcium carbonate is a base. It is not soluble in
water, but will react to neutralise an acid and to
release carbon dioxide gas. Blood, lymph and the fluids
that bathe our cells must stay within a very narrow
pH. Any tendency to change has to be counteracted
straight away. The body produces substances called
buffers, which react with any acid or alkali to maintain
a constant pH. The most important buffer is sodium
hydrogencarbonate. The mineral ions of sodium, calcium
and potassium used to be called the 'alkaline earth
elements' because they form the positive ions of strong
alkalis. If food containing these elements is burnt
in oxygen and the ash dissolved in water, an alkali
is obtained...Protein in the diet which is not needed
for growth or repair of tissue has to be destroyed.
The amino acids are converted into urea and uric acid
which have to pass into the bloodstream to be eliminated
by the kidney. A high protein diet results in the
production of excess acid which can put the acid /
alkali balance under strain, as well as causing problems
for the kidney which has to eliminate the acid."
pH does not require a chemical engineering
degree. Simply put, pH is a measurement of acidity
(low pH) and causticity or alkali (high pH). A body
of water considered to be pH balanced will have a
pH of 7.0, lower than 7.0 means the water is acetic
(acid) and higher means the water is caustic (alkali)."
Syndrome is a condition of high levels
of calcium (hypercalcemia) with a high acid/base
pH above 7. Caused by excessive consumption of milk
(which is high in calcium) and soluble alkali-like
antacids, especially sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
over a prolonged period of time. This can cause calcium
deposits in the kidneys and other tissues. This condition
is exacerbated by the consumption of Vitamin D. Milk-alkali
syndrome is often a side effect of treating a peptic
ulcer. Nausea, headache, weakness, confusion, and
kidney damage may result." (3)
view on Alkali and pain: "A pH
level at 7.4 is optimum. A high acid level results
in damaged nerve endings (internal acid burns) thus
pain. If pain is the result of too much acid it can
often be relieved with one or two glasses of water.
If urine is dark it is a sign of too much acid. Urine
should be clear and when it is clear it is a sign
of optimum pH level on the alkali side. This is taken
from a summary of pages 92-94 of "You Are Not
Sick, You Are Thirsty". (4)
acidic urine pH occurs in
||A highly alkaline urine
Starvation and dehydration
Respiratory diseases in which carbon dioxide retention
occurs and acidosis develops
|Urinary tract obstruction
Renal tubular acidosis
Chronic renal failure
Respiratory diseases that involve hyperventilation
(blowing off carbon dioxide and the development
who are not vegetarians, the pH of urine tends
to be acidic. A diet rich in citrus fruits, legumes,
and vegetables raises the pH and produces urine
that is more alkaline. Most of the bacteria responsible
for urinary tract infections make the urine more
alkaline because the bacteria split urea into
ammonia and other alkaline waste products. The
urine pH varies in different types of acidosis
and alkalosis. Control of pH is important in the
management of several diseases, including bacteriuria,
renal calculi, and drug therapy. (5)
kill bacteria? "Certain species
are able to withstand fierce radiation, flourish in
boiling water, survive at sub-zero temperatures, multiply
in acid or alkali, and eat concrete."
alkaline resistant: "A study
of extracted root canal teeth was conducted and found
that out of 37 samples from 37 different people 25
were alkalin resistant. "The present study showed
that many bacterial species in infected root canal
dentin were alkali-resistant at pH 9.0 and/or pH 10.0,
and belonged mainly to the genus Enterococcus",
treatment uses alkali: "Water
Treatment poetical includes specific alkali chemicals
to kill bacteria." (8)