Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) explained …
“Acidity and alkalinity are plus and minus, or yang and yin.
“This polarity [of acidity and alkalinity] changes every hour [with the alternation of the breath in the right and left nostrils].
“Very fast breathing is a hyper condition, or alkalinity. The breath comes in too soon. High blood pressure results.
“Breathing too slow is a hypo condition, or acidity. The breath comes in too late. The result is low blood pressure.”
Almost all diseases eventually manifest as a disturbance of the acid-alkaline balance.
Hemoglobin picks up oxygen in a slightly alkaline environment and releases it in a slightly acidic one.
Acidity is associated with GELATION, an anabolic and orderly process, whereas alkalinity is associated with SOLATION, a catabolic and anarchic process.
Hyperacidity results in a tumor whereas hyperalkalinity results in an ulcer.
Hyperacidity and antioxidants favor the GROWTH of cancer whereas hyperalkalinity and pro-oxidants favor the SPREAD or metastasis of cancer.
An acidic environment spirally coils DNA to build tissue whereas an alkaline environment uncoils DNA to tear down and renovate tissue.
Melvin Calvin (Chemical Evolution: Molecular Evolution Towards the Origin of Living Systems on the Earth and Elsewhere, 1969) wrote …
“… a pure homopolymer made of glutamic acid can be reversibly changed from one form to the other by simply adjusting the acidity of the solution, and thus the degree of ionization of the carboxyl side chains on the glutamic acid. […] On the side chain of the glutamic acid is a carboxyl group, and if this is ionized, by making the solution slightly alkaline to produce a negative charge on each side chain, the negative charges on the side chains will repel each other electrostatically and prevent any close order of the system, thus resulting in the random coil form. If the carboxyl groups are neutralized by acidifying the solution, the helical structure will re-form. By using optical absorption methods, we can show that at pH 8 we have a random coil, but if the pH is lowered to 4.9 the helical structure results. A single excited state in the random coil becomes a doublet in the ordered helix, and this shows well in the absorption of ultraviolet light. This light absorption provides a means of determining whether we have helical or coiled structure in the polyglutamic acid, and it is quite clear that the molecule can go back and forth very easily.”
Howard Hillman (The New Kitchen Science: A Guide to Knowing the Hows and Whys for Fun and Success in the Kitchen, Revised and Updated, 1981, 2003), answering the question, “Is it a bad sign if a raw fillet has yellowed along its edges?,” wrote …
“Usually, such a fillet is over the hill. As it lies in storage, the fillet gradually loses acidity and, unavoidably, the normally white flavone pigment in the fish flesh picks up a yellowish tint. Oxidation also plays a part in the yellowing process.”
Mr. Hillman continued …
“Glycogen [stored in animal muscle] also plays a role in storage. […] At the animal’s death, this supply is converted to lactic acid, an effective preservative. Unfortunately, the amount of lactic acid in the flesh of a dead fish is usually scant because a fish burns up most of its glycogen store struggling to escape from the fisherman’s net or hook.”
Harold J. Kristal, D.D.S., and James M. Haig (“Night and Day: Anabolic and Catabolic,” The Science of Metabolic Typing, Sept. 2001) wrote …
“Too many sterols, or not enough fatty acids, block or clog the cell membranes, interrupting the free movement into and out of the cells. This leads to an anabolic imbalance in the cells, effectively stifling their ability to ‘breathe.’ But too few sterols, or too many fatty acids, has the opposite effect, creating an overly permeable or ‘leaky’ membrane, with insufficient control over the movement of nutrients and wastes. This leads to a catabolic condition, comparable to cellular hyperventilation. Cellular respiration may slow down as a normal part of the anabolic phase of the 24 hour cycle, and speed up during the catabolic phase. But when either part of the cycle becomes chronically unbalanced, problems with energy production will inevitably follow, eventually manifesting as disease.”
A total titrimetric acid-base profile reveals the sum of both ionized and nonionized pH values in the body.
Nonionized pH is almost always overlooked by practitioners of both holistic and pharmaceutical allopathic medicine.
Other than a visual inspection of the tongue and skin, total titrimetric acid-base values can only be accurately determined by measuring a minimum of 7 parameters …
(1) total-blood potassium,
(2) intracellular potassium,
(3) extracellular (serum) potassium,
(4) urine pH,
(5) urine specific gravity,
(6) urine surface tension, and
(7) saliva or nasal pH.
An over acidic person usually 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 usually has a red tongue which is often fissured, cracked skin with scale and no fluid, and a “dry” tickling cough with no mucus.
Decades ago, Emanuel Revici, M,D., discovered that an over acidic person is prone to experience pain or itching in the morning, whereas an over alkaline person is prone to evening pain or itching.
He went on to show that the over acid pain or itching were caused by LACTIC ACID, while the over alkaline pain or itching were caused by SODIUM CARBONATES.
Dr. Revici also found low-serum potassium values associated with an acid pain pattern (and the growth of cancer cells), and high-serum potassium values associated with alkaline pain (and the spread of cancer cells).
Due to the so-called “alkaline tide” of digestion, he 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.”
According to An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, by W. John Diamond, M.D., W. Lee Cowden, M.D., & Burton Goldberg, 1997, Dr. Revici’s biologically guided chemotherapy for an anabolic and over acidifying predominance utilizes such catabolic agents as …
(1) lipid-bound selenium,
(2) fatty acids,
(4) sulfur compounds,
(6) mustard compounds, etc.,
whereas his biologically guided chemotherapy for a catabolic and over alkalizing predominance utilizes such anabolic agents as …
(8) bismuth, etc.