Excess acidity grows tumors, and excess alkalinity grows ulcers.
An over-acidic person has a white coated tongue, cracked skin oozing yellow fluid and runny crystals, and a “wet” cough with an overflow of mucus.
An over-alkaline person has a red tongue which is often fissured, cracked skin with scale and no fluid, and a “dry” tickling cough with no mucus.
In the 1950s or before, Emanuel Revici, M,D., discovered that an over-acidic person is prone to experience pain or itching in the morning, while an over-alkaline person is prone to evening pain or itching.
He went on to show that over-acidic pain or itching were caused by lactic acid, while over-alkaline pain or itching were caused by sodium carbonates.
Dr. Revici also found low-serum potassium values associated with an acidic pain pattern (and the growth of cancer cells), and high-serum potassium values associated with alkaline pain (and the metastasis of cancer cells).
Due to the so-called “alkaline tide” of digestion, Dr. Revici also found a clear-cut correlation between alkalization and pain or itching experienced after meals.
Dwight L. McKee, M.D. (Emanuel Revici, M.D.: A Review of His Scientific Work, 1985) wrote .
“Revici has shown that the administration of acidifying or alkalizing substances, while changing the blood pH very little, manifestly change the titrimetric alkalinity, indicating the efficiency of the buffering system of the blood. Similarly, he has shown that the administration of acidifying or alkalizing agents, while changing only a little the normal tissue pH, does induce marked changes of the pH of lesions, thereby influencing pain through this mechanism. This concurs with Revici’s basic concept of the lesions as isoparasites with their own histones and genes. Biologically more primitive and behaving independently of the normal tissues, with a generally less efficient defense, they respond to acid base shifts in the body with a change in the lesion pH, whereas the normal tissues remain at a relatively constant pH.”