Did you know I am a bit of a cynic? Too much stuff out there just does not make sense the way it is presented. One of those is the whole blood pH proposition. Here is my logic trail.
Everything we eat goes to our stomach first where it gets a savage acid bath. Then it goes to our small intestine where the chyme becomes alkali. My first question was how anything could retain its original pH configuration long enough to arrive at the cells, when it is yanked both directions by the digestive track.
You can spend a few hundred dollars on water treatment systems to change the pH of your drinking water a fraction of a point, but then that water that is supposedly 7.5 or so gets dumped into your stomach where the pH might be as low as 3. How can that “calibrated” drinking water possibly survive the acid bath intact? Doesn’t make sense to me.
The second flaw in the whole argument is that there are a lot of people who eat a “proper” alkali diet and do not have corresponding pH changes in their body fluids, while others who eat massive quantities of sinfully delicious — I mean terribly improper — food, have perfectly good pH. There just is not a high enough correlation between diet and pH on the street to be overly convincing, despite the endless shilling of the alkali diet people.
So I turned the formidable Lacy loose on the subject. She promptly came back with a jewel.
The core issue is not the pH of a food when you eat it, so much as the molecular construct when it is digested. Lemon for example is a highly acidic food, but because of the construct, when it is broken down in the small intestine, it leaves a very high quantity of alkali ash behind compared to other foods.
So the sundry lists of foods for alkali and acidic diet suddenly came under scrutiny, based on the science used to allocate them to the proper list. Are they on one side of the great divide or the other because of their natural pH before you eat them, or because of the amount of alkali ash they will form in the digestive process?
But still, even with a list of foods that comply to that construct, there simply did not seem to be an adequate correlation between diet and blood pH.
Upon further digging, Lacy reported that really it is the pancreas’ job to handle the pH in the small intestine and suddenly there was a world of opportunity out there.
The pancreas represents the Giver fractal. The Giver is usually engaged in highly disparate worlds — such as the fish and the birds on creation’s fifth day. And in the body, the pancreas gets to operate as both a gland and an organ. Go figure.
As a gland, it pumps its “product” into the blood stream: insulin in this case. And as an organ, it pumps its product into another organ: highly alkali pancreatic juices into the small intestine.
So it is the Giver pancreas’ job to monitor the pH of the small intestine and release the appropriate amounts of pancreatic juices into the small intestine to accommodate the diet.
This opened up a whole realm of new possibilities. So when our beloved Sally wrote (she with the multitude of talents, neuroses, critters and diseases) I was ready. Here is her first e-mail.
I just listened to “Your Health and the Redemptive Gifts” and was wondering if you knew what part of the spirit takes care of the alkaline/acid balance of the body. I was told years ago that my blood was too acidic. I tried to make it more alkaline but wasn’t successful. Since then I have had breast cancer. I went the route of having the entire breast removed and a few lymph nodes and did no chemo or radiation. I have learned that the acidic environment in the body breeds cancer and that cancer can’t grow in an alkaline environment. Since I eat and drink more alkaline and know people who eat whatever they want and their bodies aren’t acid I was wondering if it has something to do with my spirit. Just hoping you could give me some direction.
I wrote back with some background on the pancreas then offered her my prized half baked potato.
The pancreas is Giver. If your pancreas is not pulling its weight in this area, I would follow the trail of Giver. Are you a Giver and are there unresolved issues with your gift? Were either of your parents Giver, or do you have conflict with a Giver close relative? Is there a Giver in your circle of influence who is jealous of you? Or is the Giver portion of your spirit un-nurtured for some reason?
If there is not an outside influence of toxic Giver, and your Giver portion is in good shape, then you can instruct your Giver portion to tune up the pancreas, get the biofeedback loop dialed up, and change that pH in the small intestine so that it affects the whole blood stream.
You may wish to explore the Giver blessings here to see if your Giver portions leans into them with delight or squirms a bit. That would be a simplistic way of seeing if there is an issue there.
Now Sally is no slouch. She got on it, put some skin in the game, faced the uglies and did the disciplines. Gotta love Sally. Here is her report.
Thank you for replying and giving me help. I found that the Giver part of my spirit was wounded. It’s amazing that after I went thru stuff with Giver and read a blessing every night and asked Giver to tune up the pancreas that my pH balance is alkaline now. It happened within a few days and has remained the same no matter what I eat or drink. I am looking forward to your new album. Also, I am getting a lot out of the Fractal album. I know it is making a big difference in me.
Go God! When we get our spirit tuned up and properly reflecting the nature of God, there is often a cascade effect in our bodies.
Sally gave me permission to share this with you. One victory is just a data point, not an authoritative conclusion. We would love to have a few more of you experiment with the concept and see if we can get a solid pattern on this one.
Copyright July 2013 by Arthur Burk
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