Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Grumpiness and old age; does it have to be?

Not if you don't want it to!  Getting grumpier as you get older can be an easy habit to fall into, but not one that helps you much.  With some self-awareness and a bit of effort, life can be more enjoyable for yourself and those around you.  This article has some good reminders and tips on how to do that:

If you want to be a more pleasant person as you get older, say goodbye to these 10 behaviors

Friday, May 03, 2024

Alkaline VS Acid pH in the human body; which is better, and why

I've been struggling with a number of health issues, including joint inflamation flares, arthritis, brainfog, etc. Following a Carnivore-type diet has helped, but I've also been using a morning routine of having a fresh squeezed Lemon every morning, with a 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate (baking soda) to make my body's PH more alkaline than acid. This article explains the benefits of keeping your bodies PH toward the alkaline side:

The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health?
This review looks at the role of an alkaline diet in health. Pubmed was searched looking for articles on pH, potential renal acid loads, bone health, muscle, growth hormone, back pain, vitamin D and chemotherapy. Many books written in the lay literature on the alkaline diet were also reviewed and evaluated in light of the published medical literature. There may be some value in considering an alkaline diet in reducing morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases and further studies are warranted in this area of medicine. [...]
It goes into quite a bit of detail, lots of useful information. And a good primer for the basics of pH, what it does in human physiology, how it interacts with other elements. And why it's important.

 Also see the benefits of lemons: