Posted 10/21/2007 10:36 PM (GMT -6)
Was thinking today that the main ingredients of great benefit in ocean water are magnesium, calcium, protein, iodine, and perhaps salt. Ocean water is very alkaline and studies have shown that when the pH of our cells in our bodies is acid, we get sick and are more prone to cancer and other problems. A new approach to good health includes alkalinizing your body to offset all the acidity we get from foods and medicines. Things like soda, coffees and teas, and many fruits, meats and definitely sweets, can make your body acid. Broccoli and members of the cabbage family are alkalinizing vegetables and alter the ph of your body when you eath them in a healthfully prepared way. Also berries, blue berries and some other fruits and vegetables are very alkaliinizing. Seafood provides iodine, I think salmon is alkalinizing, and I think nuts. There should be a list on the web somewhere. It is definitely a worthwhile approach because my ex husband was a microbiologist and he researched the studies and I've known about it for over twenty years, before the fad. Dairy foods are acidic I believe due to lactic acid, but lactic acid is also a cell purger/ purifier, so they can be good. Baking soda in water is an emergency treatment for stomach upset and will raise cell alkalinity. Epsom salts are good for bathing and some people do take a teaspoon in water to raise the magnesium content (many people are deficient) and I do believe it increases alkalinity. Calcium carbonate (tums) will help and ward off osteoporosis. Live spirulina, which I'm unsure about the ph of, has many health benefits supposedly and this is possibly another component to sea water, algae, but this time only healthful algae. Perhaps you can do some research, check with your docs to make sure it wouldn't harm you, and make your own sea water. I make a buffer for my fish tanks which includes a teaspoon of baking soda per five gallons of water, a tbsp of epsom salts, dissolved in very hard calcium well water, but you might have to add some calcium if you don't have hard water, you could add the live spirulina and if the doc says ok for that, you could try a spoonful of that or maybe even a little more, please grandpa and maybe help your own health. It would defiinitely sooth an upset stomach and raise your protein and vitamins, though it might hurt your blood pressure. I think the way the ocean water would work would be similar to an alkalinizing beverage. Any live organisms in the ocean water would be killed by your stomach acid. I would almost want to try this. I do take a half a coffe mug of warm water with a half tsp to a tsp of baking soda (called a bicarb in the old days) for indigestion and it works well, esp if you are poor, but I dont' have high blood pressure and any other problaem that it would disagree with. You should check with doc before trying it. Well, Sorry I'm babbling, just got this idea based on my fish tank buffer I make.
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