pH, BUGS, & ROT.
Understanding Biological Terrain
When your body’s blood pH changes away from the ideal, it can become an environment for opportunistic microorganisms to grow and flourish.
The buggy looking things in the blood tell us a story of how we age, and how we ROT.
That’s right; as we age, we rot. It is part of the disease process. It is the biological aspect of aging and disease. It is this rotting mechanism that helps to do us in and turn us back into the dust from which we came.
There is a pH biochemical process which lies behind this rotting mechanism which I’ll discuss in a moment. But you should also be aware as we talk that this is not the whole story on aging and disease, for there is also an electrical/oxidative aspect. This is how we RUST.
On the physical level, the aging and disease process is one of ROTTING AND RUSTING. Right now I’m going to talk about the rot, and I’ll discuss the rust later.
The Biochemical Processes Behind pH Levels in Your Body.
Let’s talk very simplistically about the biochemical processes which lay the groundwork for the rotting processes in your body. This is the process of pH change and alteration down at the blood and tissue level. In order to do this in a simple fashion, let’s look at the process of food metabolism and how your body handles metabolic by-
One of the by-
There is a theory that says when the body has an excess of acid it can’t get rid of, the acid gets stored for later removal. Where? In the interstitial spaces, also called the extracellular matrix –
Is this important? You bet it is. We are starting to scratch the surface for the rotting mechanism in our body. But before we get there, let’s push on and see what happens when the acids don’t get an opportunity to leave and more acid accumulates.
The Acidic/Mineral Bugaboo
As more acid accumulates in tissues, as this story goes, it gets stored and pushed further, and ultimately it gets pushed into the cell. When it gets pushed into the cell, the first thing it does is displace POTASSIUM and then MAGNESIUM and then SODIUM.
Now these are three critical minerals in our body. The potassium and magnesium will leave the body, but as a preservation mechanism the sodium will be retained. Remember, the body balances by placing an alkaline molecule in the blood. Should mineral reserves be low, it is thought that CALCIUM (the most alkaline mineral known) can get pulled from the bones and put it into the blood. This leads to something called free calcium excess. This is something you don’t want and it is what’s behind osteoporosis, arthritic pain, etc. It can be brought about by the body compensating for an ever increasing tissue acidosis somewhere in the body.
Note that we are being incredibly simplistic here with this whole story. Regarding calcium, understand that it does not just leave the bone to balance acid as calcium is not a buffer, but when potassium leaves it will bind with phosphorous from the bone and in the process of phosphorous exiting the bone out goes the calcium. In these situations what the body often needs is more potassium bicarbonate, magnesium, perhaps organic sodium, and possibly zinc which lends help to the whole proper acid breakdown process which we started five paragraphs ago. Calcium needs to be given judiciously as does potassium as potassium can exacerbate things like cancer which can thrive in an acid environment of the type we’re talking about here.
A word on Calcium
You never get calcium into the body elementally, it is always attached to something else. It is the something else which can cause a shift in the underlying pH of urine and saliva and if shifted the wrong way can lead to imbalance. The calciums that are neutral would be calcium gluconate and orotate (a good bone builder). Calcium lactate on the other hand can push a person too acid. But it is ok to use if a person has a high average alkaline urine and saliva pH (7.0 or above) and you are wanting to push it down. Calcium citrate, hydroxide, and carbonate (coral calcium) can push a person too alkaline. But it is ok to use if a person has low average acid urine and saliva pH (5.8 or below) and you are working to push it up. In all cases you should return to a neutral calcium when the proper pH zone is reached. Continued use of the wrong calcium in the wrong pH can lead to unbalanced conditions and potential problems.
You can get your average pH as follows:
( (saliva pH x 2) + urine pH ) / 3
Let’s push a little further. We have discussed four critical minerals:
Well, wouldn’t you know, these four minerals are the controlling minerals for our body’s sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Simply put, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) controls our fight or flight response mechanism. The parasympathetic system (PSNS) controls our rest and digest response mechanism. It works like this:
CALCIUM Stimulatory mineral for the Sympathetic Nervous System
MAGNESIUM Inhibitory mineral for the Sympathetic Nervous System
POTASSIUM Stimulatory mineral for the Parasympathetic Nervous System
SODIUM Inhibitory mineral for the Parasympathetic Nervous System
If you run an acidic condition in the body in the way just discussed, you will note excessive free calcium stimulates the SNS. Magnesium isn’t around to offer a balance. Potassium is depleted, so the PSNS is not getting stimulated to offset the SNS and it is actually being further inhibited by sodium which the body is hanging onto because of the loss of potassium and magnesium.
What does this give you? A person that is of overly sympathetic nature, possibly prone to ranting and raving, hyperactive, quick to anger, moving too fast, burning out. Just what you’d expect from somebody running too acidic. And what does it give you when pushed to the extreme? You get a person that may appear as extreme PSNS dominant: i.e. lazy, lethargic, fatigued. But what you might have is a person pushed beyond SNS dominance to outright exhaustion. According to some health care practitioners, it is rare to see a true PSNS dominant individual but we find that this is not true. Clinically people can definitely be stuck in a parasympathetic zone. More on this in a bit.
What we’ve just covered is a bit of the biochemistry that gets us to where we’re going, and as you can see, it’s one of the many fascinating inter-
As acids accumulate in our body, they get stored and pushed into the tissues. The area they get pushed to, on a local level, is going to be in large measure where in your body or with what organ you experience problems. When the body stores a molecule of excess acid, it will compensate by placing an extra alkaline atom/molecule in the blood. The blood will therefore become increasingly alkaline.
Now something interesting happens with the uptake of oxygen when the blood is overly alkaline. With rising alkalinity, blood can increase its oxygen uptake; therefore the blood cells can hold more oxygen. Pretty good, don’t you think? Well, if you think so, you’re wrong. The reason is, a little bit of biochemical reality known as the Bohr effect.
The Bohr effect states that with rising blood alkalinity, the red blood cells can saturate themselves with ever more oxygen. The problem is, they can’t let go of it! If the blood cells can’t let go of oxygen, then the oxygen isn’t getting down to the other cells of the body. And do you recall what Otto Warburg discovered about cancer? It grows in an oxygen deficient environment. Now let’s go further.
We have alkaline blood due to the fact we have increasingly acidic tissue and/or cells occurring somewhere in our body. We have an alkaline blood which can’t let go of its oxygen to aerate an increasingly acidic environment.
So get this –
When you age, get cancer, and/or experience other diseases, part of the process is that YOU ARE ROTTING ON THE INSIDE. This is a biological anaerobic fermentative process pushed into operation through the biochemical principles explained here. Most of these principles have been taught in one way or another to every medical student alive today. They just weren’t shown how it works in practice. (Actually, if they were shown that, with a little cognitive brain power they might figure out how to cure cancer without dangerous chemotherapy. This of course is not good for the natural order of political academic hierarchy or long term industrial health care profits.)
This state that we have just defined is brought to fruition through largely dietary and environmental factors to which a body is subjected. This state where we have an excess acid load in the tissues, where the blood shifts alkaline, where the Bohr effect comes into play, where plenty of oxygen is in the blood but is not getting to the tissues, this state is one of anaerobic metabolism and could be termed an anaerobic or overly anabolic condition.
The interplay of the key minerals calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium when their ratios are effected can drive the autonomic nervous system to be stuck in sympathetic mode.
Now just as there is one type of condition, there is always the opposite on the teeter-
The opposite state here would see blood shifting to the acid side, the tissues going alkaline, the Bohr effect coming into play more at the tissue side of things whereby oxygen uptake increases which sounds like a good thing but oxygen is also an oxidizer (agent of rust) and to an extreme too much means oxygen utilization out of control. This leads to a dysaerobic or overly catabolic condition.
In one state (overly anabolic) we are ripe for cancer, in the other (overly catabolic) we are ripe for heart disease and pre-
This really is the rotting and rusting duality of life. Be that as it is, let’s talk more about the ROT. And the rot, as it biologically culminates in the human body, begins first off with an environment that can allow its expressions.
Evolution of Microbial Forms in the Blood
Some researchers suggest that as any particular microbe evolves, if you change its terrain or cultured environment, you’ll see it going through various bacterial stages; i.e. round forms, rod shaped forms, even going into viral forms. Ultimately though, ALL microbes can see a FUNGAL CULMINATION. This fungal culmination can also be replaced by a YEAST CULMINATION. It is said that biologists see microbes changing in the laboratory often, but for the most part dismiss it as contamination of their medium. The textbooks they learned from hold fast to Pasture’s static ideas of “germs”, and if something observed falls outside the standard textbook discussions, it is more often than not dismissed as laboratory contamination or aberration. Truth be told, it might just be the pleomorphic behavior that microbial forms will exhibit if they are observed long enough and under the properly varying conditions.
Which brings us to the blood. There are forms in the blood that look like foreign microbes. If the blood terrain changes (i.e. pH, etc.), these forms can change their shape. They can look bacterial, like yeast, like fungus. Upon seeing this in the blood many go yep, there is a fungus among us, and it’s in our blood. If this is so, given the proper terrain (or more to the point, the improper terrain) you’re going to get ROT, part of the biological aging and disease process.
This is why if you take a cancer tumor and culture it, you just may get the fungus Mucor Racemosus Fresen. Why that particular fungus? I don’t know the answer to this but that is the species of plant based fungus that Professor Guenther Enderlein suggested has infected man and all mammalian species millennia ago! This is the Endobiont to which he speaks. If health care biologists want a new road to explore for finding “cures” to today’s diseases, all they need to do is look deeply into pleomorphic thinking, start researching along these lines, and adopt the idea that the “terrain is everything”.