Low Grade inflammation – LGI

On this page you can find:

    1. Acidosis;
    2. Urine pH test;
    3. Healthy foods;
    4. General advices.

1. Acidosis

Even if you master nutrition, physical activity, mental or emotional health, but you’ve still health issues, please check your acidosis in your body. Why? Because the state of acidosis is the most important cause of EVERY disease, it causes a low-grade inflammation of the body.

Acid metabolites are eliminated from the body through pulmonary respiration, skin sweating, urination and defecation. If these systems are not sufficient to eliminate the substances, the acidity of the body will increase.

For example, cancer is a systemic acidosis in our body by the presence of excess acid waste (in the intracellular fluid and not in the blood, which must always be constant). We do not die of a disease such as cancer, but of hyperacidity caused by the waste produced (a systemic poisoning).

The acidosis can be assessed by the pH of the urine or saliva. This test is the most important test to check your health and reach an alkaline body. The urine pH normally fluctuates between 4.6 and 8, while blood pH must be stable (7.35-7.45). In order to maintain this blood pH stable, the body has these buffer systems that neutralize:

Bicarbonate (52-53%)
Hemoglobin (31-35% )
Protein (7-15% )
Phosphate (2-5% )

2. Urine pH test

Do you want to be aware of your acidosis? Test your urine. The pH of the urine is used to assess the existence of systemic disorders of the acid/base type, of metabolic or respiratory origin. It provides information about the acid-base state of the body, on which depends the good functioning of the whole body.

One of the main factors influencing the urine pH is the food. Taking some pharmaceuticals can also make a person’s urinary pH more basic or acidic, so it should be considered when testing the pH, especially if outside the range.

Finally, we point out that the pH of urine is lower in the morning than in the evening … an acid pH can disturb the acid-base balance of the body, promoting the loss of essential minerals, such as calcium and magnesium in the bones. The body takes calcium ions from the blood and bones to neutralize the metabolic acids that damage it.

Neutral  pH = 7
Acid pH < 7
Alkaline/basic pH > 7

The pH of the urine reflects the renal ability to maintain a normal concentration of hydrogen ions in the plasma and extracellular fluids. 

Consequently, urine with too much acidity or basicity should be considered as a sign of a problem to be investigated with the treating medical doctor.

The litmus paper (here a link to buy it, NB the best one and cheaper is made of paper, no plastic) is an excellent pH indicator, which must be measured in the second jet of urine (just out of bed, the second urine and before bedtime). The result is obtained by comparing the coloration with the relative chromatic scale of reference.

The pH should be at least 6, the optimal would be 7.2. If we observe lower values, you must first change the diet. If necessary, take alkalinizers (sodium bicarbonate), this should be done on medical prescription only.

Once you have defined, by measuring urine pH, which food gives you acidity in your body, you can eliminate it and reduce the measurement to once a day, then a week. The intensive measurement period is only necessary to define what leads to acidosis.

Acids (metabolites) are eliminated by urination, defecation, sweating and breathing. Depending on the diet there will be excess acids that are not eliminated and lead to the body’s famous acidosis.

Slowly prolonged hyperacidity of the body is the main cause of all diseases.

People who have had cancer can therefore not afford any exception with foods that acidify, especially to protect themselves from recurrences. You must therefore be prepared to give up the things that lead us to acidosis (dehydration, certain foods, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, stress, negative thoughts).

3. Healthy foods

The most alkaline diet is rich in vegetables and has no intake of animal proteins. My first advice is to eat seagan (seafoods/fish and vegan).

Most fruits and vegetables make the urine more alkaline, so it raises the pH. As for the influence of the diet on the urinary pH, there are typically acid urine in diets rich in meat, especially if preserved, whereas alkaline urine in vegan/vegetarian diets or more generally rich in vegetables and fruit. Read my post on acid-base food table.

Hyperacid foods by definition are alcohol, sweet foods, meats and dairy products. In this image you can find a general description of the acidity and alkalinity of foods.

In particular, sugar intoxicates us with its metabolites ( acetic or acetaldehyde, or ethanol and alcohol), powerful neurotoxins. In addition, the cancer cells absorb more glucose than normal cells, so absolutely avoid added sugars (even brown sugar) .

Most cereals are considered acidifying: spelt, wheat, barley, oats, rice, rye, maize and their derivatives, including pasta and bread. There are some legumes considered acidifying, such as chickpeas, white beans and lentils. Sugar and honey are also acidifying foods.

4. General advices

My advices to improve your health and decrease your state of harmful acidosis:

    1. Improve your nutrition by eating correctly with a plant-based nutrition (see here, if needed note it on your food diary);
    2. Consider to recover from the intestinal dysbiosis with specific quality probiotics;
    3. Rehydrate the body with alkaline fluids (e.g. take a bath with alkalinizer salts);
    4. Drink plenty of good water;
    5. Increase swelling of the body through physical activity or sauna;
    6. Take alkaline foods (e.g. water and lemon in the morning or alkalinizer herbs/spices) or sodium bicarbonate of pharmaceutical quality;
    7. Immediately transform negative emotions, which generate acidity, into positive emotions, see more here;
    8. Writing down the next health objectives (if needed, note it on your coaching diary, see more here for my method);
    9. Measure urine pH (the first one, the second one and last one of the day, remember for all the second jet) and note the value on your food diary. Once you have defined, through this test, which food/lifestyle gives you acidosis, you can eliminate it and reduce to once a day for a short period. The intensive measurement period is only used to define what leads to acidosis and if you find the food you have to reduce, you can stop the test.

If you desire to deepen more, I suggest you to navigate in the acid-base forum (website) and through their references.

General scientific sources are:
Dr. Maria Rosa Di Fazio, sconfiggere il male, 2018 (book); Dr. Robert O. Young, Matt Traverso, Il tumore è curabile adesso, 2013 (book); www.my-personaltrainer.it; www.greenme.it.

Disclaimer: This text is only for illustration purposes and does not replace your doctor’s opinion. It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

⚠️ Absolutely avoid DIY (do-it-yourself) and get medical attention.

First edition 23.06.2019
Last update 28.04.2022