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#31 of 48 Old 02-22-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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It may mean you're blood is a little acidic....
I read this part and seriously had to .
All I could see in my mind was one of those scenes from old movies where they kill the evil thing (person, dragon, whatever) and the blood like eats through the floor with a bunch of smoke.

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I change the pH of my urine by cutting down on sugar and increasing my mineral supp. Given how rundown you feel, along with the whole birthing and nursing two kids thing, I'd start with a mineral supp and go from there.
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I change the pH of my urine by cutting down on sugar and increasing my mineral supp. Given how rundown you feel, along with the whole birthing and nursing two kids thing, I'd start with a mineral supp and go from there.
Oh, oh! Another topic I wanted to touch on - what mineral supp do you take, Tanya?

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I use Perque Bone Guard Forte 20.

http://www.perque.com/pdfs/PERQUE-Bone-Guard-Forte.pdf

I've found that I don't have to take as much as normal guidelines (for things like calcium) would suggest, even despite my iffy overall health, so it seems to live up to the billing of being very bioavailable/absorbable.
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Everyone's talking about red pee after eating beets indicating low stomach acid.
So what does low stomach acid mean? I have been craving beets and finally ate some the other day, and my pee was very slightly pinkish, like I couldn't tell if I was imagining it or not and then decided no, it really was pinkish. What does that mean? I haven't noticed it before when I ate beets, but the big change recently is that I'm pregnant.

So interesting about the riboflavin and adrenals test.

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mbravebird, it means you're probably low on zinc as zinc is needed to make stomach acid.

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and that you should try adding ferments, cause the histamine in them promotes the release of stomach acid, aiding in the absorption of said zinc.

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Thanks, you guys. I did the zinc test last year and it tasted just awful awful awful, like I couldn't get the taste out of my mouth for a long time afterwards and swore never to touch the stuff again, but now that I'm pregnant maybe my body needs/utilization has changed. I'll try it again. I hope I didn't throw it out!

And I've been craving ferments more since pregnant, but had run out was being lazy about making more. I just made some sauerkraut this week though, coincidentally, so I'll be getting them again soon. Ironically, that's why I ate the beets -- because I was slicing them for the ferment, and I just couldn't resist eating them!

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OK, update on my last post, I just found the zinc and took some from the dropper, and it still tasted awful -- but not as bad as it did last year. I'm still smacking my tongue, but I'm not cursing.

It's ionic zinc in a solution with Concentrace and copper. Made by Trace Minerals Research. Is that the right stuff to try the test with?

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You need a plain zinc sulfate, there are liquid solutions or Solgar zinc lozenges (I've read--I want to buy some, check where I'm at). Other minerals in the solution you've got will throw it off. Very frustrating cause I bought a liquid zinc to check this and then read the ingredients when I got home, and I was outta luck.
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will zinc gluconate work? I have a liquid zinc supplement and that's what it is.

Also, which is the mineral that helps you remember your dreams? I've been remembering a lot of dreams lately.

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usually it's B6 that people associate with dream recall, but of course nothing works in isolation!
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So if I want my pee to be alkaline (isn't that what I was striving for because of my UTIs?), then I want my pee to be neon from the Bs, right? Or do I have it opposite? I'm so confused. I know I want it to be a 5 on the dipstick. I can't remember what that means. I'm just trying to figure out for me, if neon is a good thing or a bad thing.

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So if I want my pee to be alkaline (isn't that what I was striving for because of my UTIs?), then I want my pee to be neon from the Bs, right? Or do I have it opposite? I'm so confused. I know I want it to be a 5 on the dipstick. I can't remember what that means. I'm just trying to figure out for me, if neon is a good thing or a bad thing.
Generally, you want your pee to be slightly acidic. I'm assuming that would apply for UTIs as well. If the 5 on the dipstick is referring to pH, then yeah, that's acidic (0-7 acidic, 7-14 basic). Neon pee=basic, but I'm not sure what the actual pH cutoff is.

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So if I want my pee to be alkaline (isn't that what I was striving for because of my UTIs?), then I want my pee to be neon from the Bs, right? Or do I have it opposite? I'm so confused. I know I want it to be a 5 on the dipstick. I can't remember what that means. I'm just trying to figure out for me, if neon is a good thing or a bad thing.
I'm going to assume that the "dipstick" tests pH. A pH of 5 would be acidic. So no neon pee for you.

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I am new to this group. But I really find all the posts to be very informative. It seems like you guys know a lot about detox pathways. I am working on the same issue. Currently working on my sulfation pathway; therefore, in this regards do you recommend any supplements? Currently I take Mo but it decreases Cu so not sure if I should continue it in the long run?

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