Definition of Alkaline:

A substance having a pH above that of neutral water (7.0) when in solution.  Signified as pH (potential of Hydrogen), alkaline fluids, such as the blood (pH about 7.4), have the ability to neutralize acids (solutions below pH 7.0).  Metabolic wastes are acids, and the alkaline reserve of the blood neutralizes them until they are excreted.

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...the condition
“...The naturopathic theory behind a proper dietary acid/alkaline balance is that because our body's blood pH is slightly alkaline, with a normal range of 7.36-7.44, our diet should reflect this preference and tend more towards alkaline foods...”
...recommendation Alkalizing Agents/Diet
“...When these types of food are avoided, the tissues become more alkaline.  An alkaline diet is composed of approximately 75% alkaline foods and 25% acid foods.”
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Bacterial Dysbiosis

...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“...Long-term treatment of patients with potent acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors) which produce a more alkaline environment that is unfriendly to acid-tolerant bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, may actually allow the overgrowth of other types of bacteria in the stomach, including Lactobacillus...”

Bearberry (Uva Ursi) a treatment
“...Arbutin is converted in the alkaline urine to hydroquinone, a potent disinfectant...”

Beetroot a treatment
“...The alkaline content in the raw juices dissolves the deposits accumulated around the joints and other tissues...”

Calcium a treatment
“...This form has been used effectively as an antacid because of its alkaline properties...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone) a treatment
“...Chanca Piedra increases the solubility of alkaline salts and help to maintain normal bacterial levels in the urogenital tract...”

Chlorine Bleach a treatment
“Household bleach, also known as chlorine bleach or sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), is very alkaline (pH level of 11) and is mainly used in the home for whitening clothes, removing stains, and general disinfecting...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Increased alkaline phosphatase, serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transminase (SGOT) (AST {aspartate aminotransferase}) or bilirubin due to associated liver disease...”

Digestive Enzyme (Trial) a treatment
“...Plant-derived enzymes operate effectively at a very wide pH range, digesting actively in the acidic environment of the stomach and the alkaline environment of the small intestine...”

Diuretics a treatment
“...Some diuretics, such as acetazolamide, help to make the urine more alkaline and help to increasing excretion of substances such as aspirin in cases of overdose or poisoning...”


...the condition
“...Liver involvement (diagnosed through increased serum LDH (especially LDH), alkaline phosphatase, SGOT (AST); Intestinal ulceration (blood in stool during second to third week); Relapse (positive blood culture).”

Gallbladder Cancer

...the condition
“...Blood tests are used to test liver and gallbladder function, and measure how much bilirubin is in the blood, as well as albumin, alkaline phosphatase, AST, ALT, and GGT, which can all be at abnormal levels in cases of liver, bile duct, or gallbladder disease...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...In acute cholecystitis, and especially choledocholithiasis (stones in the bile duct), however, blood tests of the liver show elevations of the enzyme alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“An alkaline sponge bath may be helpful to reduce the itching...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Test...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...Useful laboratory tests include ... Leukocyte alkaline phosphatase (LAP) score, to differentiate chronic myelogenous leukemia from other causes of leukocytosis...”
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Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

...the condition
“...Important preventable risk factors can be identified through monitoring various blood components such as albumin, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin/total, blood urea nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus, cholesterol, coronary risk factor, creatinine, GGT/LDH, globulin and glucose...”


...relationship to Acidosis
“...All the body fluids should be alkaline in their reaction, but when the acidic wastes are continuously formed in the tissues over a long period due to a faulty diet, it can result in an overly acid state...”
...recommendation Alkalizing Agents/Diet
“An alkaline diet can reverse the effects of an overly acidic diet which may be contributing to nerve irritation and inflammation.”

Panic Attacks

...the condition
“...It was found that panic attack patients had significantly higher pH (alkaline) levels than controls (7.0 versus 5.5)...”


...related topic
“...For example, a pH of 1 is very acidic; a pH of 7 is neutral; a pH of 14 is very alkaline.”


...related topic
“...This occurs in – and can even cause – alkaline urine (it's normally acidic), resulting in cloudy urine, small particle sedimentation, and the more common kinds of kidney stones.”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...the condition
“...the ESR was strikingly elevated in 99% of patients, hemoglobin levels were decreased in 47%, a2-globulin levels were abnormal in 33%, aspartate aminotransferase levels were elevated in 23%, and alkaline phosphatase levels were increased in 10%...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...As chyme enters the small intestine, its acidity causes secretion of the hormone secretin, which signals the pancreas to secrete alkaline juices to neutralize the chyme...”

Seminal Vesicles

...related topic
“...The two fluids empty into the prostate, where they are mixed with alkaline prostatic fluids to form semen.”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...However, they keep a close eye on the problem through regular exams, and will prescribe medicines called alkaline agents to balance blood chemicals when necessary...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“ several factors, such as the liquid nature of the contents of the small intestine (less irritation), the rapid transit time (less exposure time to toxic agents), the low bacteria count, or the alkaline pH...”


...the condition
“...These enteric-coated preparations do not release enzymes until the milieu becomes alkaline (presumably within the duodenum)...”

Trypsin a treatment
“...Trypsin continues the process of digestion (which began in the stomach) in the small intestine where a slightly alkaline environment (about pH 8) promotes its maximal enzymatic activity.”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Laboratory findings ... Increased alkaline phosphatase, SGOT (AST) and bilirubin due to associated liver disease...”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...The urinalysis may be inaccurate if the sample is over 1 hour old due to changes which occur ... rising pH (the sample becomes more alkaline)...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Areas outside of the US with a higher risk are characterized by semi-arid climates with hot summers and alkaline soil include northern Mexico and Central and South America...”
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