Stomach acid question


Stomach acid question – I have been trying to wean myself off of RO water and it’s terribly difficult for me to do, so I’ve been adding a pinch of borax to my water to alkalize it. I finally realized that I shouldn’t be doing this to the water that I drink during meals, especially since I already have issues with low stomach acid and low enzyme levels. I’ve also just read that zinc, B vitamin and potassium can help to increase stomach ph levels? Can anyone recommend a good source of potassium and zinc? – I’m already very happy with my Bs – and is it true that liquid zinc is much more easily absorbed for those who are terribly low? I ask this because the liquid I had been using does not taste remotely metallic to me like it should.
Edited to add that I have tried adding trace minerals back to my RO water and my body doesn’t react well to it – within an hour of drinking the water I feel like I could drop on the floor and fall into a deep sleep no matter where I’m at or what I’m doing. Not a good situation to be in in the middle of the day. What else can I do? I have tried 2 different brands of trace mineral drops as well.

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  1. Why would u wean off of RO??
    Adding minerals back into it is a great drink! (IMHO)

  2. The problem of course with the RO is that it's a vacuum which will pull minerals from the body. I have tried two different liquid minerals (Trace Minerals being one of them) and my body cannot handle something in them. I felt like I could drop right where I was at about an hour after drinking it and fall into a deep sleep. Not a good think to deal with in the middle of the day.

  3. Never heard that ^^^ (vacuum)
    Will be interesting to hear others thoughts….

  4. No good taking potassium and zinc without increasing stomach acid levels. You won't get much. RO water is great source of water. It will still have some minerals and its high in oxygen.

  5. What's RO?

  6. We just add minerals into our reverse osmosis water. I just put a drop or two per glass. I had to start slow.

  7. Source for this 'pulling minerals' theory??

  8. Well it kinda makes sense to me about the pulling minerals out of your body. ie peeing out any minerals you do have in your body… drinking RO water will further deplete you of minerals.
    Try adding some Sole Water.

  9. what is sole water

  10. How can it pull minerals from your body? I thought RO was a process and then the resulting water is bottled. It's not still undergoing the RO process once it's in your body. It's just cleaner water and you add minerals back to it like you would with distilled.

  11. And how is this something one would need to wean off of? Is it addicting in some way? I am really confused.

  12. I use a Berkey to filter out fluoride and add back Trace Minerals and some potassium drops. Don't think the potassium chloride is the best though. Are there better forms?

  13. Here is Mercola's take on Distilled water.

    RO is mentioned at the bottom of the article.

  14. Nature likes to keep things in balance. Your cells should contain water and minerals. RO water is devoid of minerals. Nature will pull minerals out of the cells in an attempt to create an equilibrium between what's in the cells and what surrounds the cells.

  15. RO filtering is about the only way to remove fluoride which even the Berkey filter doesn't do. I would think getting rid of the flouride in your water would be of greater benefit than any worry about mineral dumping. Also, I have NEVER seen any evidence mineral dumping actually occurs. I get the point about changing the osmolarity of the blood, but we here are solving this issues by supplementing with mag and other minerals anyway.
    Until provided with proof, I wouldn't stop drinking the ro water.
    Here's how you could test it. Get your mag rbc tested now. Drink nothing but ro water for a month and then get retested. This would only work if you could control the other factors that might lower mag levels.

  16. Andrea Townsley in case you did not see the article about distiled water, here it is

  17. Morley Robbins, now I just found this article on distilled water which I have NEVER heard of in my whole 46 years!

  18. That article is for Morley Robbins-not newbies

  19. For low stomach acid try this 1 T. Of Bragg's ACV, 1 T. Raw honey dissolved in 1/2 cup of room temperature filtered water before meals and bedtime. I only had to do this one time.

  20. After reading the article with all the different Dr's saying that distilled water is the BEST water to drink I am confused. Apparently yes, distilled water is a solvent but doesn't take anything out of the body that isn't needed. It can't remove minerals from inside the cells. SO, distilled or no? And, if no, what's the best BOTTLED water?

  21. Geez. I just use the best countertop water filter that we can afford and filter my own. Then I'll pick up a fancy designer alkaline water when at a health food store for a treat!

  22. I think we are overthinking this. I think the distilled water is fine especially if you can get the chlorine and flouride out of it. There are so many bigger fish to fry.

  23. What helped to increase my stomach acid was braggs organic apple cider vinegar 2x a day. It took a few weeks for results… Big difference for me.

  24. I use braggs because it has the "mother" here's why. Up to you
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  25. Right that's why the braggs

  26. I have a love-hate relationship with my RO. We live in Abu Dhabi where the tap water is desalinated sea water, it's very drying and void of minerals. We have been using an RO filter for about three years now. I put Concentrace in it now, but before that I was always thirsty…I was drinking around 5 liters of water a day and the thirst never ended. Must have been quite dangerous now that I look back. I like the concentrace, but I also have beef with that too. It does contain harmful metals and toxins like mercury, arsenic, etc….which I know they say is supposed to be okay because it is such a small amount, and if you use them correctly it's much less than the amount in regular tap water….but I just don't know. Right now it's our only option though. All of the bottled water here is just RO anyways, with a VERY small amount of minerals added back to it (not nearly enough), and then there's the even bigger problem of the big plastic bpa bottles it is transported in that sometimes sit in the 120℉ heat for hours. The only true real water are the imported bottled ones like Evian. Which is also in plastic, and expensive.

  27. As long as its unpasteurized.

  28. I have tried this and it is awful, what is the good iot is suppose to do? speaking of the cider viniger?

  29. Water; 100 different people, 100 different answers. At the end of the day, no one really knows. We've just got to do the best we can do.

  30. In the natural health and medical communities, acidosis in the body is considered an underlying cause of most degenerative diseases.

    In fact, in 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for discovering the cause of cancer. In essence, he said it was caused by a lack of cellular oxygenation due to acidosis in the body.

    Medical research has also determined that drinking acidic water (as well as other acidic beverages) will often cause a mineral imbalance in the body.

    According to the WHO study, low mineral water increased diuresis (the production of urine by the kidneys) 20% on average and markedly increased the elimination of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium ions from the body.

    Got that from here:

  31. Yes. This is what I remember reading a while ago. Thanks!

  32. There it is!!! 🙂

  33. Dr. Carolyn Dean suggests adding 1/4 tsp of unrefined sea salt to a litre of water.

  34. What is the best water to drink ?

  35. I still don't know.

  36. I don't think anyone really does. I think just do lots of research and go with what resonates with you. Pretty sure ANYTHING is better than drinking water full of chlorine and flouride.

  37. That's very true. I'm trying to alternate between RO and Berkey.

  38. I think over the years of experimenting with tons of different types of filtered water and water systems, by FAR I've felt sooo much better when I drank spring water! Natures answer to our thirsty bodies Past few months I have been loving Evamor Spring water I definitely recommend a fasting and cleansing period every 3 months for optimal cellular function, and in those cases to use solely distilled water as it WILL pull out heavy metals and detoxify, speaking from experience and research.

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