Balance Your pH
Toe To Head Pain
Most persons with painful deposits anywhere in their feet
have a morning urine pH of 4.5! At 4.5 it is safe to guess that a
lot has precipitated again in the night. During the day, your body's
pH swings back and forth. The urine gets quite alkaline right after
a meal; this is called the alkaline tide. Three meals a day would
bring you three alkaline tides. During these periods, lasting about
an hour, you have an opportunity to dissolve some of your foot
deposits. But if you allow your pH to drop too low in the night
you put the deposits back again. The net effect decides whether
your deposits grow or shrink.
To alkalinize yourself at bedtime, choose one of these options:
1. Two oyster shell tablets, equaling 750 mg. of calcium plus
a magnesium oxide tablet, 300 mg (see Sources). The
magnesium helps the calcium dissolve and stay in solu
tion. Taking more calcium at one time is not advised because
it cannot be dissolved and absorbed anyway and
might constipate you. For the elderly only one calcium
tablet is advised. Take calcium tablets with vitamin C or
lemon water to help dissolve (¼ tsp. vitamin C powder;
adding honey is fine).
2. One cup of sterilized milk or buttermilk, drunk hot or cold,
plus 1 magnesium oxide tablet, 300 mg. (adding cinnamon
If these two remedies work for you, your morning urinary
pH will come up to 6.0 but if for some reason they don't,
you need to take more drastic measures. Take the supplements
and milk earlier in the day and reserve bedtime for:
3. ½ tsp. baking soda in water. This is sodium bicarbonate.
But don't use baking soda from a store because most brands
I have tested are polluted with benzene! (See Sources for
safe baking soda.) Using a combination of sodium and
potassium bicarbonate in a ratio of 2:1 is actually a much
more healthful potion. You can make your own or ask a
pharmacist to make it for you. Mix two parts baking soda
and one part potassium bicarbonate (see Sources) in a jar.
Keep tightly closed. Label it sodium potassium
bicarbonate alkalizer (this potion is also very useful in
allergic reactions of all kinds). Take 1 level tsp. in water
at bedtime. If your pH reaches 6 in the morning continue
each night at this dose. If it does not, take 1½ tsp. Keep
watching your pH, since it will gradually normalize and
you will require less and less. If you are using plain baking
soda, instead of the mixture, watch your pH each morning,
also, so you can cut back when the pH goes higher than 6.
Persons with a limit on their daily sodium intake must carefully
count the grams of baking soda consumed in this way.
Each tsp. weighs about 2 grams, of which half (1 gram or 1000
milligrams is sodium. The sodium/potassium mixture would only
give you half as much sodium (½ gram per tsp.). By comparison,
the usual daily intake of sodium is about 5 gm., although salt
eaters consume twice that amount.
You have done five things to pull the rug out from under the
bacteria living in and around the deposits in your toes. Now
when you kill bacteria with your zapper, you can expect the pain
to go away and stay away.
Locations at the base of toes may be painful due to a neuroma.
Deposits and bacteria here are even more painful because
this is the location of nerve centers. If the build-up is large, you
may prefer some surgical help or a cortisone shot rather than
wait several years for solid relief.