What Does It Mean To Have Alkaline Blood?
You will often hear us talk about Blood pH when we talk about Diet Typing. We describe your blood pH as acidic, normal, or alkaline. However, many people, even after having Diet Typing done, donâ€™t really understand what it means to have alkaline blood. Remember, we are actually testing your blood pH using a CLIA (laboratory governing body) approved machine that is used in most Intensive Care Units in America.
VENOUS BLOOD PH ABOVE 7.384
Our machine at Caring Medical is calibrated so that if your blood pH reads above 7.384 you are considered alkaline. Be aware that this may vary if you are reading literature, or getting tested from another source or institution. Also, we are talking about VENOUS BLOOD pHâ€¦not urine or saliva pH. Keep that in mind if you are researching pH.
EFFECTS OF ALKALINE BLOOD
When you are outside of the normal range for blood pH, the amount of ATP you produce will decrease. ATP is our energy source, so when ATP diminishes, so does our energy level! Energy is one of the keys to good health. Think about how you feel and what you do when youâ€™re tired and feeling drained. Many people will make poor choices when fatigued such as eating the wrong food or bypassing their exercise. The point is that low energy tends to lead to declines in health. For each person the exact health issues that may arise will be different, but many may arise as a result of not eating according to your Diet Type.
WHAT TO DO
Itâ€™s true that there are a few different ways to get normalize your blood pH. Of course, we are concerned with how to do it nutritionally. Those who tend to be alkaline are often put on the Hauser Monkey or Hauser Giraffe Diets. Carbohydrates such as grains, fruits, and other plant based products will help to decrease, or acidify your blood pH. Coffee and alcohol will also acidify the blood, so most Monkeys and Giraffes are allowed to partake within moderation. These two Hauser Diets are higher carbohydrate diets and will assist in bringing the blood pH into the normal range for alkaline patients.
Occasionally a patientâ€™s other test results may require him to follow a Bear or Otter Diet even with an alkaline pH, but that is not the norm. If you have been here for Diet Typing and had alkaline blood, but were not placed on the Monkey or Giraffe Hauser Diets that was probably do to a more pressing factor, such as your Modified Glucose Tolerance Test or insulin levels. If that was the case, we may have suggested that you supplement with Vitamin C, or other plant based supplements which may also acidify the blood.
One other interesting tidbit is that the cold weather will also acidify your blood. Thatâ€™s why most alkaline blood type patients often feel warm most of the time. So cool weather and consuming cold foods or beverages, even ice chips, can also help lower your blood pH.
If you want to know your blood pH, make an appointment. This simple test could give you health big improvements!