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From: B. Harris)
Subject: Re: HELP!  What is correct pH balance? (for humans)
Date: 7 May 1998 18:02:30 GMT

In <6isi4f$fm$> "Dennis"
<> writes:

>  According to Vincent's work,
>for blood the optimum values are: pH = 7.0-7.2;

   What a nut.  Normal blood pH is carefully controlled between 7.35
and 7.45.  Show me somebody with pH 7.0 and I'll show you somebody well
on the way to being a corpse.  With  pH 7.2, they're just really sick.
A diabetic in ketoacidosis, or perhaps an asthmatic losing the battle
to breathe enough through those tiny airways, and now tiring out.  The
person who just had a seizure.  Nobody healthy, unless it's the really
healthy guy who just held his breath a minute and a half while swimming
the length of the pool underwater, twice.

                                      Steve Harris, M.D.

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