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INTRODUCTION TO "pH"  (revised May 9th 2004, still needs more work)
Your "pH" is very important to your health, and is a Major concern. 

LOW "pH":  If your "pH" is too low (consumption of too much ACIDITY, which is very common), it wears your body down; the ACIDS attack your glands, its a struggle to live, and you can easily catch many diseases.   Acidity also cause OBESITY and OVER WEIGHT problems.  

HIGH "pH": If you maintain a high pH you will experience less disease, better health, less weight gain, better temperament, and not only will you be nicer to everyone around you, but everyone will be nicer to you (with only the occasional intentional use of Low pH to kill off bacteria & viruses, which live at the same pH of 7.4, which is the same pH which live at). 

CONCLUSIONS:  pH is one of the most important things in both Mental Health and Physical Health, and I urge you to read this entire page.  I am convinced (after reading and studying many aspects of health and nutrition) that "Low pH" alone, is the Root Cause for at least 50% of diseases leading to hospitalization, cancer on down the line, etc, etc, including psychological disturbances, and that people who  DRINK WATER are generally HEALTHY PEOPLE (you need a half gallon to 1.5 gallons max per day as per The Merck Manual, standard medical reference).   Those people who drink Water don't have the same problems that everyone else does.  They don't have to join A.A., they don't have to be hospitalized for Psychological disturbances (unless depressed, in which case 100 mg of B Vitamins daily will fix that quick, B1 Thiamine, B2 Riboflavin, B6 Pyridoxine, and B12 Cobalium, in the form of a B Complex or B Stress or B 1000 or B 100 sold at most groceries).  

ANY BEVERAGE provides you with necessary FLUIDS for survival, but ONLY WATER will help you maintain a proper "pH".  

SODA, JUICES, COFFEE & TEA are NOT a Substitute for WATER: 
as Soda (and other beverages) have a dangerously low pH. I shake hands with people, and 30 to 60 seconds later my hand is burning due to their low pH, I can imagine how much they are suffering (but they are used to it, but if they only knew, and I do try to help them when I can).   I have a health food expert friend who works in the medical industry, and she tells me of patients who come in with major problems, and their blood test results show a very low level of pH (near death).  No wonder.  They don't drink water.  They think other beverages will do.      
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"pH factor", is a NUMBER, which represents the range or scale of ACIDITY (which eat away at things) to ALKALINE or BASE (which builds up).
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ON THIS PAGE, I WILL LIST THE pH VALUE OF MANY SUBSTANCES (internal foods, and external household chemicals). See list below....
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In the interest of Better Health (avoiding acidity, as acidity wears down the immune system, making one more susceptible to illness) I recently purchased a pH Meter (0.0 to 14.0 pH range with 0.1 accuracy, handy pocket size) from www.Advance-Scientific.com with which to measure pH of liquids (I am still trying to figure out how to measure solids, perhaps put them in the blender).
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FIRST LET ME EXPLAIN SOME pH FACTS
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HIGH: "BASE" or "ALKALINE" 9+, Bleach which is pH 10
NEUTRAL: 5.0-9.0 pH, such as Water at pH 7
LOW: "ACID" below 5.0, Low pH such as Vinegar which is pH 3
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The SAFE LEVEL for Humans is pH 5 to pH 9

With Water pH 7 being right in the middle

Your body tries to maintain a pH 7.4

SAFE FOR SURVIVAL pH= 5 - 9.2

In the world of Foods and Beverages, as well as our environment, we find an over abundance of dangerous ACIDITY.  
It's a WAR AGAINST ACIDITY.  




pH balance of Acids & Alkalines all around
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ALKALINE are High pH numbers (11...)
13 lye;
12 chlorine bleach;
11-11.5 ammonia;
10.5 milk of magnesia; . . . . . . . TOO ALKALINE
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8.3 baking soda;
7.4 blood (level your body tries to maintain),
7 distilled water; . . . . . . . SAFE ZONE 5 to 9.0
6.3 milk (however, causes an Acidic Reaction);
5.8 normal rain;
5 carrots;
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4.3 tomatoes (but healthy in moderation); 
3.5 orange juice;
3 soda (all types & brands) . . . . . . . TOO ACIDIC 
3 Alcohol (most types & brands) *more details later 
3 vinegar;
2 lemon juice;
1 battery acid;
ACIDS are Low Ph numbers (2....)
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EXTRA INFO:  
Acid Rain is variable and dangerous at pH 2 thru 6 
Orange Juice is a dangerous pH 3.5, and dangerous in pH Reactivity".  Beer is pH 4, but lower in pH "Reactivity". More about pH" Reactivity on this page.

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RAISING pH to a SAFE LEVEL by BLENDING beverages: 
When you drink Alcohol or Soda (both are pH 3) and then follow it with some Water (pH 7), it mixes and blends to around a pH 5 (safer if you add water to a drink, and then follow the drink with more water).  
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MANY FOODS DRAG YOUR "pH" DOWN: 
The BIG Problem Is, most foods range from 4.0 to 6.x (making some foods outside the Safe Range of 5.0 to 9.0), so even if you add water (not at meal time, you don't want to disturb the digestive acids), the foods & beverages blend to well below your optimum 7.4 which you are trying to maintain.  

In general, the more water between meals, the better.  
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OBESITY / OVERWEIGHT and pH:  

As per "The pH Miracle by Young and Young.  Acidity attacks the body Endocrine system (the glands: liver, kidney, adrenal, heart, pineal, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, testes, ovaries, pancreas, heart).  Too protect your body against acidity, your body stores Water (neutral pH) in the form of Fat Cells.  Remove the Acidity from your daily diet, and the fat will gradually dissipate.   Feed yourself high pH foods (high in pH reactivity, list further below) and you will be more fit, not only in weight, but in general health.     

 


SOLUTIONS:  
1) Baking Soda 
2) High pH Foods (listed further below)

BAKING SODA at pH 8.3 (when mixed in water) is a major benefit to health.  Just by getting a small cheap box of Baking Soda, and following the directions "add one half teaspoon to a half glass of water and stir" (for 30 to 60 seconds), then drink it (between meals); gives your body the pH boost it needs to balance to a pH 7.4  

And drinking lots of water 7.0 is very good as well, but you still need that Baking Soda boost. Baking Soda is added to many foods and beverages, to counteract acidity. However, it is better to not drink water with a meal, as you do not want to counter act your digestive acids.  

Warning: Baking Soda can cause a slight "binding" or constipation, so use it regularly but in moderation, and be aware of this, gradually increase your dosage.  Baking Soda is real good for you.   I would suggest once a week (or at least once a month).  Unless your seriously sick, then use lots of Baking Soda (as many diseases are low pH problems, including Cancer, which will not grow in a high pH environment).  
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Baking Soda Warning (on the box label):
Do not exceed
Adults: 8 half teaspoons per 24 hrs
Over age 60: 4 half teaspoons per 24 hrs
Do not administer to children under age 5
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Baking Soda is "Sodium Bicarbonate"
"Arm & Hammer" is a major brand name, made by "Proctor & Gamble" which you should Avoid, get any other brand name. I have Discontinued using ARM & HAMMER & CLOROX (Chlorine) (both are "Proctor & Gamble" brand name products) as they do product Testing on Animals.  
Which is Cruel to the Animals (they keep them caged in small dark miserable cages, and irritate their skin repeatedly, torturing the animals physically and psychologically, which is totally unnecessary).
But Arm & Hammer  has a valuable web site, with much information www.armhammer.com  as to the Benefits and Uses of Baking Soda, but you can get many OTHER BRAND NAMES of Baking Soda and Chlorine sold in stores everywhere (and they don't find the need to torture animals of your behalf).  Please show your respect towards Animals, by boycotting Arm & Hammer and Clorox brand names (and anything by Proctor & Gamble) -Thanks (what goes around comes around, your karma will thank you)
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Baking Soda is an ingredient in most Pretzels and Saltine Crackers, thus good snack foods.  They give Saltine Crackers to Trauma Victims, as it is a nice snack and helps boost their pH. (Being a vegetarian vegan, I get only Nabisco Saltines and Rolled Gold Pretzels).

SKIN TREATMENT with BAKING SODA: 
I keep a box in by the shower, water myself down (then turn off the water, water conservation, and you get cleaner with a better soap down), then Soap yourself (I used Dr. Brohners pH balanced soap sold in most health food stores), then pour a large handful of Baking Soda into your hand and rub it all over your body (and scalp too).  Then let it stay for at least 2 minutes.  Then turn the water back on and rinse.  You can also get one of those small Rubbermaid brand plastic trays, just the right size for a foot bath.  Put some warm water in it, mix in around 1/3 of a half pound box, stir it around, and soak your feet for 10 minutes or more. Many people do not realize that they walk all around in their shoes, not paying attention to where they step, and even then, there are lots of Acids around, battery acid, residues from automotive fluids, acid rain, etc.   Then they go home and walk around the house, then take off their shoes and walk around and wonder why their feet itch and burn.  In bed they rub their feet on their legs and there legs itch and burn, or at least feel uncomfortable.  I keep my shoes by the door (like Buddhists do, I keep mine just inside, but sometimes I end up walking around in my shoes bringing in groceries or running to the rest room when I first get in.  But at least I am aware of why my feet don't feel great, and I can sprinkle baking soda on the rug (suggested by www.armhammer.com ) and better yet, soak my feet in Baking Soda.  Beware that some Rug cleaner formulas are highly acidic.  They put it all over your rug, and swish it around with the motorized brushes, then it dries and the chemicals are still in the fibers, then people feet burn.  You can buy your own steam cleaner (Wal-Mart or Target) and steam clean the rug with 9 parts water and 1 part Ammonia (generally does not stain when diluted with water), mixed, for a mild good pH solution.  This stinks up the place for a couple of days.  When I moved in my apartment, I did this and it smelled like CAT for at least a week (I don't have a cat, but do like them, "keep your cats indoors so they wont get run over" says The Humane Society and www.PETA.org  ).  In general, Rugs are not good, they store filth.  I rent, but if I owned the only carpets I would have (if any) are throw down rugs, which I would clean.   Rugs are a filthy health hazard.    




pH REACTIVITY:  
"The pH Miracle" by Young and Young, a top quality, top selling, Excellent Book.  Shows that while many foods have a safe pH level, their REACTIVITY in the body causes a dangerously low "pH REACTIVITY". 

"The pH Miracle" has several lists in the book, and refers to it as RELATIVE POTENTIAL or Acidity (-) or Alkalinity (+).  Its best to get the whole book, but here is some chart information.  Keep in mind that the scale used here is NOT a "pH scale", it is more extreme in numbers, and neutral is exactly "0" zero. 

DATA of "pH Relative Potential" (pH Reactivity) from "The pH Miracle" by Young & Young.   (with some of my interjection comments regarding Glycemic Index (see my article on SUGAR) and comments on blood types & thyroid etc (see my article on that)

Root Vegetables
Corn -9.6
Stored potatoes +2.0 (but too high in Glycemic Index, see my page on Sugar)

Meat, Poultry, and Fish
Pork -38.0
Veal -35.0
Beef -34.5
Ocean Fish -20.0
Chicken -18.0 to -22.0
Eggs -18.0 to -22.0
Freshwater fish -11.8
Oysters -5.0
Liver -3.0 (but high in Cholesterol)

Milk and Milk Products
Hard cheese -18.1
Cream -3.9
Homogenized milk -1.0
Buttermilk +1.3

Bread & Biscuits (stored grains, risen dough)
White bread -10.0
White biscuit -6.5
Whole meal bread -6.5
Whole grain bread -4.5
Rye bread -2.5

Nuts and Seeds (your best source for natural fats)
Pistachios -16.6
Peanuts -12.8 (inhibits thyroid function in blood type O persons)
Wheat kernel -11.4
Cashews -9.3
Walnuts -8.0
Pumpkin seeds -5.6
Sunflower seeds -5.4
Macadamia nuts -3.2 to -11.7 (variable? or misprint?)
Hazelnuts -2.0 (reactivity is not as bad as actual pH, but still not good)
Flax seeds -1.3 (while the oil is +3.5)
Brazil nuts -0.5 (good: get 2 per day for "Selenium", an anti cancer agent)
Sesame seeds +0.5
Cumin seeds +1.1
Fennel seeds +1.3
Caraway seeds +2.3
Almond +3.6 (an excellent nut, get Raw Almonds)

Nonstored Organic Grains and Legumes
Brown rice -12.5 (still good for you daily as per "The pH Miracle"
Wheat -10.1
Buckwheat groats -0.5
Millet -0.5
Spelt -0.5
Lentils +0.6
Soy flour +2.5
Tofu +3.2
Lima beans +12.0
Soybeans, fresh +12.0
White beans (navy beans) +12.1
Granulated soy (cooked, ground soybeans) +12.8
Soy nuts (soaked, then air dried) +26.5
Soy lecithin, pure +38.0

Vegetables and Low-Sugar Fruits
Peas, ripe +0.5
Asparagus +1.1
Artichokes +1.3
Comfrey +1.5
Green cabbage, March harvest +2.0
Lettuce +2.2
Onion +3.0
Cauliflower +3.1 (inhibits thyroid in blood type O persons)
White radish (spring) +3.1
Rutabaga +3.1
White cabbage +3.3
Green cabbage, December harvest +4.0
Savoy cabbage +4.5
Lamb's lettuce +4.8
Peas fresh +5.1
Kohlrabi +5.1
Zucchini +5.7 (anti cancer properties)
Red cabbage +6.3
Rhubarb stalks +6.3
Horseradish +6.8
Leeks +7.2
Watercress +7.7
Spinach, March harvest +8.0
Turnip +8.0
Lime +8.2 (low pH but high in pH reactivity, use in moderation)
Chives +8.2
Carrot +9.5 (high in Vitamin A)
Lemon +9.9 (low pH but high in pH reactivity, use in moderation)
French cut beans (green beans) +11.2
Fresh red beet +11.3
Sorrel +11.5
Spinach (other than March) +13.1
Garlic +13.2
Celery +13.3
Tomato +13.6 (low pH but high in pH reactivity, use in moderation)
Cabbage lettuce, fresh 14.1
Endive, fresh +14.4
Avocado +15.6 (good natural fats)
Red radish +16.7 (gaseous)
Cayenne pepper +18.8 (low pH but high in pH reactivity, use in moderation)
Straw grass +21.0
Shave grass +21.7
Dog grass +22.6
Dandelion +22.7
Kamut grass +27.6
Barley grass +28.7
Soy sprouts +29.5
Sprouted radish seeds +28.4
Sprouted chia seeds +28.5
Alfalfa grass +29.3
Cucumber, fresh +31.5 (I get 1 or 2 /week)
Wheat grass +33.8
Summer black radish +39.4

Fruit
Rose hips -15.5
Pineapple -12.6
Mandarin orange -11.5
Banana, ripe -10.1
Pear -9.9 (contrary to its actual pH, use in moderation if at all)
(This is news to me, I have been telling people that they are a better pH than an apple, but apple is not listed on this list, so I can not determine which is better)
Peach -9.7 (if you can find a ripe one)
Apricot -9.5
Papaya -9.4
Orange -9.2 (easy on the orange juice)
Mango -8.7
Tangerine -8.5
Currant -8.2
Gooseberry, ripe -7.7
Grape, ripe -7.6
Cranberry -7.0
Black currant -6.1
Strawberry -5.4
Blueberry -5.3
Raspberry -5.1
Yellow plum -4.9
Italian plum -4.9
Date -4.7 (dangerously high in Glycemic index, see my article on Sugar)
Cherry, sweet -3.6
Cantaloupe -2.5 (not good for blood type 0)
Red currant -2.4
Fig juice powder -2.4
Grapefruit -1.7 (low pH but nearly neutral in pH reactivity, use in moderation)
Watermelon -1.0
Coconut, fresh +0.5 (saturated fats)
Cherry, sour +3.5
Banana, unripe +4.8
(notice the difference between a ripe banana at -10.1, once it ripens, toss it out)

Fats
Margarine -7.6
Sunflower oil -6.7
Corn oil -6.5
Butter -3.9
Coconut milk -1.5
Olive oil +1.0 (anti-cancer properties)
Borage oil +3.2
Flax seed oil +3.5 (good: high in Omega 3)
(Flax oil spoils on contact with heat, refrigerate, add to foods when cooled)
Evening primrose oil +4.1

Water (good stuff, drink 1/2 gallon to 1.5 gallons per day as per the Merck Manual ("THE" standard medical ref)
Distilled water (neutral)
Fresh coconut water +9.04

Sweets (BEWARE)
Artificial sweeteners -26.5
White sugar (refined cane) -17.6
Beet sugar -15.1
Molasses -14.6
Beet sugar -15.1
Molasses -14.6
Dr. Bronners Barley Malt Sweetener -9.8
Dried sugar cane juice (Sucanat) -9.6
Turbinado sugar -9.5
Barley malt syrup -9.3
Brown rice syrup -8.7
Honey -7.6 (beware, bees smell it thru your pours and sting)

Condiments
Vinegar -39.4
Soy sauce -36.2
Mustard -19.2
Mayonnaise -12.5
Ketchup -12.4

Beverages
Liquor -28.6 to -38.7
Fruit juice sweetened w/ white sugar -33.4
Tea (black) -27.1
Beer -26.8
Coffee -25.1
Wine -16.4
Fruit juice packaged, natural -8.7


DISCUSSION OF CHART DATA:

As you can see, VEGETABLES are very high in pH reactivity.   Everyone should eat lots of RAW VEGETABLES, and CUCUMBERS are one of the very best.  I eat at least one per week, but am trying for at least a couple per week.  I should eat them daily.  

Both MEATS and DAIRY PRODUCTS (like Milk and Cheese), may be of a safe and reasonable pH, but they are DANGEROUS in pH REACTIVITY.    When ingested (or even exposure to the skin), they cause an ACIDIC REACTION which is very dangerous.  

Even BROWN RICE has a low level of pH Reactivity (not as low as meats and dairy products, but still a -12.5, however, the book does go on to advise eating brown rice anyway (excellent source of Fiber, Barley has even more fiber, but D'Adamos "Eat Right 4 Your Type" has a number of sequals, one being a "booklet" of data for only type O, which says Barley is not good for type O, is that a misprint? or change from the original book? I have no noticeable problem with Barley at this point).  "The pH Miracle" says that Brown rice is much preferred over White rice (which I sometimes eat anyway, still good, but Brown rice is much better for you, still, you cant eat only rice, you must balance it out with Vegetables. 

Even FRUITS are slightly acidic reactive.  Since finding this out I have reduced my consumption of fruits.  Fruitarians tend to Weigh more that Vegetarians (and those who consume more meats tend to weigh the most, in general, 3/4 of America is overweight, and most of those are Obese).  


















CONTINUED: Below is good info from my Original Article and updates: Some of it is New and Different from the above data, and some of it is a rehash in a different perspective. There is still LOTS OF GOOD INFO below, well worth viewing, and if you read this whole page, you will be an expert in pH, which is one of the most important issues in Health

pH OF VARIOUS FOOD & BEVERAGE PRODUCTS (see below)

We are back to ACTUAL pH here, not pH Reactivity
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SOY MILK, or in Chinatown its SOY JUICE
SOY IS THE FOOD OF HUMANITY, of the Past and Future.  You can feed 17 times as many people per plot of land with SOY than you can with the Standard American Diet.  And SOY is a good Glycemic Level, a Good pH, is high in both Fiber and Protein, and has all the essential Amino Acids.  In Short:  The key to survival in an overpopulated world, and the key to health, regardless of population, is SOY.  Here is listed some pH levels of Soy Juice (Soy Milk) products I found in Chi-na-town (cheaper than most stores, the Chinese have been in to Soy for a long time).  
Mighty Soy brand pH 6.4 very good
Kimbo brand Soy Juice pH 6.2 very good
Furama turned out about the same as Kimbo & Mighty Soy
ViSoy is low in protein (I have tried it but did not test it with my pH meter, I would not advise "ViSoy")
White Wave plain "Silk" pH 7.4 EXCELLENT
(White Wave "SILK" soy milk is now sold in the dairy section of most supermarkets, the others are sold in Oriental Markets and are cheaper)
Soy Juice or Soy Milk (non-dairy) is high in protein & has all the essential amino acids (Soy is the "Worlds food of the future", on a soy based diet you can feed 17 times as many people per area of land, than you can with the current typical American diet)
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ISOLATED SOY PROTEIN:
I first heard about Isolated Soy Protein when reading books by Andrew Weil (good author, knows his health). "Isolated Soy Protein" is a powder, no carbs, no fat, just Protein, a major advantage. I went to the Health Food store, but they didn't know what I was talking about. I eventually found out that it was labeled under different names. Wild Oats & Whole Foods both have their own brands of Isolated Soy Protein product "Wild Oats Vegetarian Protein Powder" and Whole Foods "365 TM" "Soy Protein Powder: Supports Bone and Cardiovascular Health, Vegetarian", Natures Life brand name sells PRO 95 and PRO 98, and there are other brands of the same thing, also called "Soy Protein Isolate". Isolated Soy Protein has all the Fat and Carbohydrates (natural sugars) burnt out, so only the Protein remains. Best to be consumed along with a meal which contains vegetable oil, else Isolated Soy Protein can be constipating, but it is highly effective for dieting, and for high protein without fat, just drink it with a meal, such as Rice ("fiber") with Canola Oil (a good healthy weight loss "Fat").  To prevent constipation, I always add no more than one scoop of Isolated Soy Protein to every Pint of Soy Milk. 

Other than constipation, another problem with these products is that most add Maltodexterin, and Malt is extremely high in Glycemic Index (not good for diabetics, and makes most people sleepy around an hour after ingesting Malt). I have also heard from reliable sources that soy protein before bedtime might be better assimilated by the body, however, large amounts of protein can cause frequent urination (have to get up all night), and some people like the immediate protein boost, swizzle down a half gallon of Soy drink (56 TO 78 grams of protein) and I am on my way, but if I am just sitting around, I do tend to get sleepy.

"The pH Miracle" goes on to say (what I have heard from other sources) is that one does not have to have 50 to 75 grams of protein per day, that 25 grams is fine (see my article on Protein at www.ARCHURE.Net), but I myself usually get at least 100 mg of protein per day (blood type O persons tend to feel the need for more protein), but years ago, I got by on 25 grams like most of America.

MAJOR LABEL BRAND NAMES OF ISOLATED SOY PROTEIN
PRO 95 or PRO 98 by Natures Life
Vegetarian Protein Powder by Wild Oats
365 Protein Powder by Whole Foods 
(In the fine print it explains that its Isolated Soy protein or "Soy Protein Isolate").

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AVOID ACIDITY
(I tested these items with my pH meter, or got the data from books)
Malt Vinegar pH 2.6
Balsamic Vinegar pH 2.2
(deadly stuff, promotes Canker Sores)
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I don't often drink, and just happened to have these alcoholic beverages sitting around for a long time.
Baccardi 151 Rum pH 3.8
Jim Beam Rye Whiskey 3.5
Gallo Merlot Wine 3.2
Cream Sherry 2.9
Wild Turkey 101 Whiskey 3.8 - 4.1
Bass Pale Ale 3.6 (too bad, smelled great)
Coffee (3 days old) 4.7 (only marginally out of the safe zone)
Canada Dry Diet Tonic Water 2.4
OH WHAT A FUN TESTING TIME I HAD.  
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Note: from a Psychological perspective "Acid diet often denotes an Acid Personality". Thus, part of the main problem with "Booze" might be more attributable to the pH factor, rather than the intoxication value. I have seen many people who are friendly when they drink, no problem. The problem often occurs when people drink and become Harsh, Abusive, and Negative, which quite possibly could be due to the low pH Acidity, as the beverages listed above are quite harshly acidic (same with Soda). I recall in recent years, outcries again Soda Pop, which quite frankly seemed a bit much, but after studying pH and its affects, the claims against Soda Pop are not strong enough, the stuff is deadly (and I never thought I would be saying that myself).
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MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH UPDATE
I measured 3 shots (1.5 oz x3 = 4.5 oz) of Wild Turkey 101 (pH 3.8 - 4.1), then added 2 parts water to the one part Wild Turkey and after stirring, the pH went up to 5.5 (within the safe zone), then I added one teaspoon (measuring spoon) of BAKING SODA (pH 8.3) and stirred (important to STIR), it moved the pH up to 7.6 better than water!!! It tasted rather Salty, not too tasty, but it worked. Mild Intoxication without Acidity. The Wright Brothers flew the first Airplane Flight; Alexander Bell first talked on the Telephone; and I got drunk at pH 7.6 "One small drink for ARCHURE, One Giant Breakthrough for Party-Animal-Kind" or "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (on my day off of course). I will try another drink and will post the results (for the betterment of mankind). "Stay Tuned"
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I have recently added Baking Soda to coffee (and will add it to orange juice along with water (50% OJ / 50 Water + Baking Soda)). The coffee was a bit salty, but much less severe on my lips (usually they peel). As per the instructions (Arm & Hammer) Baking Soda can be used as an Antacid, but as it is within the safe zone (unlike Tums at pH 10, and liquid antacids) it does not "clog" your system (does not constipate) as do the antacids which are outside the safe zone (but real good in an emergency, counteracting strong acidity). So Baking Soda (any brand will do), can be used on a daily basis.
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GO FROM LOW TO HIGH pH (not high to low)
My Grandfather was a Chemist (later into electro chemistry, became an electrician for Paramount Studios), and he said "always add a higher pH to the lower pH" because putting an acid into water splatters, a negative reaction. So if you want to make your Booze less toxic, add Water to it (don't add the Booze to a glass of Water, put the booze in first, THEN add water). Same with orange juice, add water (don't ad OJ to Water). Ammonia is high pH, add it to mop water (don't put the ammonia first and add water; do put the water in first, then add ammonia). Got it?

HOWEVER, going from low to a higher pH tends to make the body flush urine (a step in neutralizing your pH, which is good), so if your going on a trip or something, allow some time.  Also note, going from a high pH like water, then to a low pH like a (dangerous soda), there is less likely hood of urge to urinate (going from high to low pH), however, its not really healthy.  
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IF YOU DO CONSUME ANYTHING ACIDIC:
Try to either
A) add water to it before consumption
B) follow it with a glass of water
better yet, do both
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Even better: add a 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda (pH 8.3) to a glass of water (pH 7.0), stir real good for a while, then drink
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EXCEPTION TO THE RULE of avoiding acidity, is when you are trying to kill deadly germs, and even then, follow-up treatment MUST be done to bring your pH back to a safe level.
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Recently I have made coffee, using distilled drinking water (better safer water), then a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (salty, but easier on the system). Later I followed it with a glass of water with baking soda mixed in.
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In general, try to limit any acidity, and choose higher pH values (more will be posted).
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MORE UPDATES
Vinegar (and acid, low pH 3.0) is good for cleaning things, but can irritate your skin. After cleaning with Vinegar, re-clean with Water+Baking Soda. Water is pH 7.0 and Baking soda is pH 8.3. By the way, I believe that the ocean is pH 8.3 (and variable). Its good to swim in the ocean (except for the pollutants).
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Orange Juice
OJ is pH 3.7 (dangerous, and even more dangerous in Reactivity pH)
so I added water, but it didn't mix well, it still retained the low pH, so I added Baking Soda to the mixture and it was pH 5.9 (good). It tasted more like a "orange drink" (cheap). So I tried the same thing but with this time with no water. OJ + a quarter teaspoon of Baking Soda. It popped, and fizzled, and foamed (like an Orange Julius), and it measured around pH 5.0 (safe, but not as good as the 5.9, but tasted much better, very interesting)
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Wine pH 3.7 (dangerous) + a pinch of Baking Soda = pH 4.4 (add oil and spices for good salad dressing)
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IRRITATED SKIN?
It could be an Alkaline burn, but most likely is an Acid burn; counteract it with Alkaline (Baking Soda), by washing it with water, then adding baking soda, and let it sit a while. Then wash it off with water.
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After all of that, If it is still irritated, then it is probably a rare Alkaline Burn (from Chlorine or Ammonia or ???), in that case, pour something slightly acidic on it to counter act the alkaline. Beer or Wine or Soda will counteract an Alkaline irritation, but after treating it with one of those acid products, follow that with a long rinse of water, and some Baking Soda to counter act the Beer, Wine, or Soda.
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Baking soda is good for carpets (good for your feet). Arm & Hammer Baking Soda has a good web page (I think its www.armhammer.com ?), but do not buy Arm & Hammer, as they needlessly test on animals (cruelty to animals), while the other brand names do not.
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pH in the SHOWER
Your skin is the bodies largest organ. I soap myself down, then rub in Baking Soda (and rinse of course; a delayed rinse leaves the Baking Soda on longer, as is more effective).
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WHY ARE ACIDS UNSAFE? (Acids such as Sodas, Alcohol, Coffee, etc)..
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ACIDS versus ALKALINE
Acids eat away at things including your bodies internal organs, they cause sickness and ill health, while high pH alkalines help balance out the acids to keep your body at a safe level. Even external acids are everywhere (especially after it rains, the acids get washed everywhere, step in water? uh oh, acids, better soak your feet in alkaline, Baking Soda in water will do the trick, or Chlorine in water (but wash it off soon, Chlorine is too Alkaline (beyond the safe level) to keep on you for any of time, so don't use Chlorine in water except when diluted with lots of water, and only in an emergency situation (acid burn).
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WAR AGAINST ACIDITY:
Human Blood maintains a 7.4 pH level. But to maintain this pH level, you must balance all the low pH Acids, with the high pH Alkaline. Water is a 7.0 pH (a good reason to consume a great deal of water), while most foods are in the 4.0 to 6.0 pH range. The body needs something to balance it out with, something of a higher pH, yet this is hard to find (except Baking Soda in water = pH 8.3, inside the Safe Zone of pH 5 to 9). -
During a Rainstorm, when people get their feet wet and catch ill, it is not the Wet nor the Temperature that makes them ill. It is the Acidity in the water. Rain cleans off the streets, which have acidity from car battery acid, etc. Thus, if you get wet in a storm, go home and soak your feet in Water & Baking Soda 8.3 pH.
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And on a semi-regular basis, make a "bicarbonate of soda" (Baking Soda is Sodium Bicarbonate), by adding one teaspoon of Baking Soda (as per instructions on the box) to a glass of water, stir and let dissolve, then drink it. I will give you the extra Alkaline of pH 8.3 to balance out all those foods and beverages with low pH factors. Thus your body may more easily maintain a 7.4 pH blood level, and thus you will not get sick as often. (note: Tums is a high pH (around 10 pH), which is Alkaline, but too high for the body on a regular basis (emergency only), while Baling Soda 8.3 pH is within the safe limit for human consumption 5.0 to 9.2 pH and thus can be used regularly (without fear of constipation, and will not interfere with an already regular, healthy, digestive system).
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I have spoken with many doctors on this issue, and ACIDITY MAKES PEOPLE SICK, this is a WAR AGAINST ACIDITY. Avoid Acidity, and balance yourself out with Baking Soda (internally and externally)
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I bathe with Castile Soap (including scalp) and when soaped down add Baking Soda (arm&hammer), clean clean clean and pH balanced. Baking Soda is also good sprinkled on as a deodorant.
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WARNING: do not mix Chlorine Bleach & Ammonia they cause a dangerous gas
Every rare once in a while, I use Clorox with 10 parts water, in the shower, then wash it off right away with Castile Soap (Dr Bronners, health food stores) and that feels good. Baking Soda all over your body will do the trick and is safer.
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ORAL HYGIENE:
Many use baking soda to brush their teeth (FLOSS too, waxed floss for tight spaces, I am researching to see where the wax comes from, hopefully not bees). I gargle with Vinegar (acids are important too, followed by water to neutralize the acidity of the vinegar (gargle with high proof rum sometimes to kill germs, and gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide & Water mixed) followed by more Baking Soda in water to end it with pH of 8.3). (Treating your mouth to Acidity first, then high Alkaline "Baking Soda", will kill off Bacteria which causes cavities).
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The Only GOOD NUT is a BRAZIL NUT
it is high in Alkaline and Protein and Selenium. Selenium helps prevent stomach cancer and is very good for the intestine, but all nuts are also high in FAT (so only eat 2 to 3 Brazil Nuts at most on any day). *Walnuts are also good (alkaline, protein). But Filberts/Hazelnuts are Highly Acidic and give many people Cancer Sores, and they put them in Breads (without saying what type of nut) and chocolate, so read the labels.



BLEACH KILLS MICRO-ORGANISMS
As a former taxi driver, let me explain that, 100 passengers ride in a cab over 24 hours, so I spray a bit of Chlorine on the floor, windows up, turn on the AC, and my eyes water, and its just like being in a chlorinated pool, then I air it out (a doctor passenger liked that, healthy). Avoid Clorox brand name, as they Test on Animals, which other brands do not do. Use any other brand name of Chlorine product. Chlorine is also good for cleaning; but will take color out of fabrics. While Ammonia is much less likely to take the color out, but don't breathe ammonia (as it can rip up your lungs bad, wheezing, short of breath, so watch it), and don't mix ammonia with chlorine, it creates a poisonous gas, so if you clean house with one, wait a couple of days and air out the house real good before using the other. (Do I write with run on sentences? and use capitalization excessively to highlight certain words?; so did Ben Franklin (I took it for years till I read his Autobiography))
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SOME FOODS ARE ACIDIC (low pH) AND SOME ARE ALKALINE (high pH), but meats and dairy products are high in Alkaline, but have a negative ACIDIC reaction when ingested. See chart info below.
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ALKALI PRODUCING FOODS:
fruits, vegetables, peanuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts
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NEUTRAL:
butter, margarine, oils, sugar, syrup, starch. tapioca
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ACID PRODUCING FOODS:
meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, legumes, cereal
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Note: Lemon and Lime Citrus fruits, although acidic, are Alkaline Reactive, they do not contribute to the acidity in the stomach, and are very important when loosing weight, as your body has stored fat for many years, which includes DDT Poisons that you consumed years back when you gained the fat cells, people have died from the DDT released from fat cells as they lost weight, but eating citrus helps the body get rid of the DDT safely. On the other hand, Oranges (or Orange Juice) is both Acidic and Acidic Reactive.

DATES and ZUCCHINI are highly ALKALINE
a well known doctor in Hollywood saved many persons suffering from Cancer, by putting them on a Vegetarian diet which included a ZUCCHINI stew/soup (high pH Reactive). (Dates=pH 6.3-6.6, however, Dates are also high in Glycemic Index, a powerful sugar, to be used in very limited amounts, if at all)

OTHER HIGH ALKALINE FOODS, HIGH pH (good):
Corn 6.0+ pH
Cantaloupe 6.17+ pH
White Cabbage 6.2 pH
Lima Beans 6.5 pH
Frozen or Dried Peas= 6.4+ pH
Cooked Spinach 6.6+ pH
Rice 6.0+ pH

the above list is from....
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~mow/app3a.html
which also lists meats & dairy products with good pH, but, they are high in deadly Saturated Fats, and meats, although Alkaline, create strong Acids when eaten (acidic reactive), thus they also speed up the elimination process resulting in lack of absorption of Calcium (Osteoporosis). If you insist on eating meat (not healthy), eat a salad without following it with meat (the green leafy vegetables have lots of calcium), and this should give you a chance digest some calcium.
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WEIGHT LOSS & pH
"The pH Miracle" by Young and Young, explains how high pH foods and high pH reactive foods are much better for you. And it explains that Acidic foods and Acidic Reactive foods (such as meat and dairy products), cause Acidity to eat away at your vital internal organs. To counter act this, your body stores high pH in Fat cells, thus people who consume lots of acidity, must store any extra alkalinity they get in the form of FAT CELLS. Thus, even a DIET SODA can put on the pounds, as all sodas are pH 3.0. Sodas are good for nothing, except killing off disease, if you have to work and thus can not drink alcohol to lower the pH of your system to kill off bacteria, and viruses. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO (as per Young and Young) IS TO:
1) drink lots of bottled water (not at a meal time, nor near before nor near after a meal)
2) eat lots of RAW FRESH VEGETABLES, such as a salad with green onions, celery, radishes, carrots.........
Fresh Raw Vegetables are high pH reactive. CUCUMBER is one of the highest pH reactive foods (along with Wheat Grass).
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