Balanced Base Powder

Administration of Balanced Base Powder
To Maintain Acid Base Balance

Balanced Base Powder or some equivalent should be used by almost everyone as the first step of any type of medical treatment. One takes 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Balanced Base Powder in water or juice between meals and before bed, i.e. three times a day. The important thing is to take it on an empty stomach, between meals, so it can suck out the excess “deposit acid” from the acid producing cells lining the stomach (thereby generating more bicarbonate which goes into the blood stream). One needs acid in the stomach to digest food obviously so the Base Powder should not be taken around meal times.

If you eat breakfast at 8:00 A.M. and lunch at noon then you would take the first dose of Base Powder at 10:00 A.M., the same between lunch and dinner. It is best to sip it even, so it can suck out acid from the stomach over a longer time, not all at once as with one big gulp. If there isn’t time to sip it, just gulp it anyway. Small amounts of Base Powder, done consistently like this, over time, is what makes the difference. It is best not to eat before you retire at night. If you don’t eat before bed time then you can take 1/2 to 1 tsp. of Base Powder before bed also. If you do eat before bed then you would not take the Base Powder that night.

To determine the amount of Base Powder you should take, skip taking any for a day so it is all out of your system. Then, check your urine pH the next day at the same times as you would take the Base Powder, i.e. between meals, say at 10:00 A.M. or 2:00 P.M. The urine should be kept at a pH of 7.0 to 8.0 at all times. If it is below this number, i.e. if it still acid then you need more Base Powder. If the pH stays between 7.0 and 8.0 then you can try to decrease the amount of powder.

Remember the urine is most alkaline around 2:00 P.M., the Base floods is a good time to check your urine as it should always be alkaline around this time, even without Base Powder. It is not necessary to check these pHs often. Checking the pH of the urine at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., once every week, month, is sufficient.

It took a long time for us to become acid, for the connective tissues and cells of the body to become saturated with the stored acids. For the same reasons, it will take some time to de-acidify the body, to neutralize and excrete all the stored acids. This process can take one to two years depending on how ill and/or old the patient is. This is not a quick fix as described above, but it will at least prevent the problems that come from being too acid, namely the problems of pleomorphism and its changes which are chronic, degenerative disease.

Balanced Base Powder

To de-acidify the body makes whatever else you do work better. Whatever type of medicine is used, whether pharmaceutical medicine, homeopathic, herbal or any other type of medical treatment – deacidification makes them all work better because it helps the body work better. Pleomorphism and the changes that implies work with us, not against us.

Over-acidification of the body is the basic, ‘first cause’ of all disease, so no disease in fact can be truly healed without coming to terms with these facts and dealing with them, one way or the other. To do so covers a lot of ground, as this topic effects all body processes. Our bodies are alkaline organisms living in an acid environment. The acidity of the blood has to stay exactly the same, at the pH of 7.4, always – very slightly alkaline. If our bodies become acid they are ill or soon will be, if our blood becomes acid we are almost dead.

You have to understand that when I say this concept contains the basic cause for all chronic degenerative diseases, that I’m not talking about specific treatments but about GENERIC TREATMENTS, that is, treatments that help with all diseases. If accumulation of toxic acids in the system is the beginning of all these degenerative processes then eliminating these acids from the body will help whatever is wrong with you, no matter what. Pleomorphism is kept in check, the forms living within us remain friendly, symbiotic.

In fact, every disease begins, at a cellular level, with those particular cells becoming acid, oxidized, toxic, polluted. This happens if the cells become infected, irritated or stressed in any way. If they are mechanically injured, burned, poisoned whatever, they become acid first, then they begin to oxidize, creating free radicals, then they swell (to dilute the accumulated acids) and leak, and then they die and or turn cancerous as the last resort at eliminating the toxins from the organism.

The main reasons are bodies become acid are stress, too much protein and not enough fruits and vegetables, the intake of synthetic chemicals (drugs) and basically not being happy. Stress makes us acid by forcing our bodies to break down too fast which overburdens the excretory systems with the excess acid waste products. These acids come from inside the body. Protein and things we put in our mouth, fast foods, synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, milk… make us acid because, when broken down by the body, the wastes they leave behind are as strong as the battery acid in your car.

As the blood acidity can’t change at all, the blood simply transports these excess acids to the ligaments and connective tissues where they are stored. This makes us hurt and generally, “not feel good”. Then, during a good night’s sleep, the blood takes these stored acids to the liver where they are processed and then to the kidneys where they are eliminated. The urine, which again reflects the condition of the fluid that surrounds each and every cell, should be acid first thing in the morning but the rest of the day it should be alkaline.

If the treatment you are using is working, your urine acidity values will return to normal and/or if you help the urine acidity values return to normal, what is wrong with you will improve, the chicken or the egg first kind of scenario. This is the re-mineralization process. The minerals are the bases in our bodies and include sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and so on and the 90 some trace minerals. These are organic minerals, the type found in plants, not inorganic like those found in table salt. Plants can digest minerals, we can’t. All our minerals must eventually come from plants.

Balance Base Powder doesn’t replace the lost minerals, it simply flushes out the old acids that have accumulated, year after year, in the aching ligaments and connective tissues of our poor, tired bodies. If the acids leach or take out more of the minerals from your body than you put back in, by consuming enough fruits and vegetables, you will become acid, that is all there is to it. If all the excess acids you consumed from the day before are not eliminated by the next morning they have to begin to accumulate, day after day after day…This is not the cause of chronic degenerative disease, it is chronic, degenerative disease. The pleomorphism of Enderlein, the changes the protit undergoes are signs of this progress.

The Chemistry of Balanced Base Powder

Balanced Base Powder is a balanced preparation containing baking soda and sources of potassium; potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate and a small amount of potassium chloride. Also, there is no calcium or magnesium carbonate in this powder as in some others. This lack of calcium and magnesium increases the acid consuming powers of this base powder substantially, as will be described below.

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3. This combines almost immediately with the hydrochloric acid of the stomach and forms carbonic acid. This carbonic acid then breaks down into carbon dioxide and water – the water is eliminated from the body by the kidneys and the carbon dioxide eliminated by a belch or through the lungs (NaHCO3 + HCl = NaCl + H2CO3 = H2O + CO2). The acid hydrogen ion (H+) from the hydrochloric acid is thereby eliminated from the body as water.

The chloride ion (Cl) left over from that recombines with sodium from the baking soda and forms sodium chloride (NaCl) to be reused for the synthesis of more hydrochloric acid when needed. (NaCl + H2CO3 = HCl + NaHCO3), i.e. salt plus carbonic acid make hydrochloric acid plus baking soda. The potassium chloride in the powder also helps in this function of providing CL ions.

As stated before, it is that as the cover cells of the stomach (the cells that make the hydrochloric acid) make acid, they also produce the sodium bicarbonate, baking soda indicated above, which goes in the other direction into the blood stream. This ‘natural’ baking soda from the cover cells of the stomach, first neutralizes the excess acids stored in the connective tissues, Pishinger’s space and then goes to the alkaline glands of the body to recharge them, the pancreas, the gall bladder system, the salivary glands and the alkaline glands in the duodenum. This is how acid base balance is achieved.

The baking soda you drink isn’t what goes into the blood stream and Pishinger’s Space to neutralize the acids stored in the collagen fibers there:

  • it is the baking soda produced by the cover cells of the stomach,
  • in response to the baking soda you drank,
  • that goes into the blood.

The sodium and potassium from the bicarbonates are absorbed very quickly by the body. As the bicarbonate combines with the hydrogen of the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, it fizzes, you burp and the acid is gone. Pour some vinegar over baking soda and it fizzes immediately as the carbon dioxide is released. These quick bases from the bicarbonates sodium and potassium, are absorbed very quickly, 90% of it within 30 minutes.

Tartaric acid is mixed with these powders to cause effervescence, bubbling, but also the tartaric acid combines with and ties up some of the potassium and sodium by forming potassium and sodium tartrates. Putting the powder in fruit juice does the same thing as the citric acid in the juices ties up some sodium and potassium in the form of potassium and sodium citrate.

The potassium and the sodium from tartrates and citrates, enter the body slowly, as potassium chloride. Because the tartrates and citrates take a while to be metabolized and broken down, thereby releasing their KCl, they free their potassium and sodium over a longer time. Some of the tartrate and or citrate is also metabolized, burned and excreted as a bicarbonate in the urine, thereby helping to make the urine alkaline, which is why one takes the Balance Base Powder in the first place.

Most of the potassium in the body is intracellular, contained inside the cells. As a result the level of potassium in the blood is quite low, relative to sodium which is mostly extra cellular, outside the cells, in the blood serum. Because there is so little potassium in the blood serum to begin with that a small increase makes a big difference.

When taken by mouth large fluctuations in the serum potassium level do not take place as the body cells themselves take in and store the potassium until it is needed by the blood, to be delivered elsewhere. The kidneys make the final adjustment. None the less the tartrates and citrates spread out the delivery of the potassium so it can be utilized more gradually. This is desirable.

Remember that citric and tartaric acid are weak acids and although acid when eaten become alkaline as they are metabolized. The acid portion (the H+ ion) of these acids combine with carbonic acid salts in the blood, forming carbonic acid which then dissociates into water and carbon dioxide and is gone, blown out through the lungs.

The alkaline parts of these acids, the citrate and tartrate, go through a rather complicated biochemical transformation but eventually most of these basic parts are burned and converted to bicarbonate, which of course is alkaline. Although such weak acids are acidic when eaten, after the H+ ion is breathed out the basic portion is left behind. As this basic portion is excreted with the urine, the urine of course becomes alkaline. Citric acid by itself will make the urine alkaline.

In short, with the Balanced Base Powder, the sodium goes directly to its carrier, the blood serum and the potassium is released later, in its proper sequence to enter the red blood cells. The combination of these two bases compose the main alkali-reserve of the blood. This powder is a modified form of the “Genuine Brause Powder” which was well digested and tolerated without resistance.” Over the years similar preparations have been made with names such as the Bullrich-salt, Raw Salt and Kaiser-sodium.

Also, with this combination of powders as compared to others, as the hydrochloric acid of the stomach liberates the sodium and potassium from their salts, the hydrogen ion (H+) from the tartaric and citric acids helps maintain the acid environment in the stomach, which keeps the pH of the stomach from going too alkaline too fast. More acid can be drawn from the stomach if it is done slowly.

Also, just taking a big dose of baking soda for example, all at once, can cause too fast a release of the carbon dioxide gas, causing uncomfortable pressure that is relieved by belching. Even if this does happen it is just a sign that the baking soda ‘is working’, drawing acids out of the system and is not a reason to stop using it. Instead the powder can be sipped in small gulps with a short pause between swallows. Luke warm water can help as can taking some lemon juice after each gulp.

This whole process, recharges the stomach acid system really, like a battery. When the stomach cells make acid, they split the resulting NaCl or salt into separate sodium and chloride ions and this takes a tremendous amount of energy. When the stomach makes too little acid, as is frequently the case (anacidity or hypoacidity), the whole process of using up the hydrochloric acid in the stomach with the Base Powder does, recharge the system, make it work harder and in time, better. In time digestion improves that’s all their is to it. Calcium chloride given intravenously stimulates stomach acid production. Potassium chloride is used here as the source of chloride ions along with a small amount of Celtic sea salt (NaCl) to provide the chloride ion from sodium chloride. These aid in the production of hydrochloric acid.

Again, the above as described is true for low acid in the stomach but it is also true for too much acid and peptic ulcers. The treatment for both conditions is the same as one is just an extension of the other, the hyperacid condition leading to the condition where little or no hydrochloric acid is produced by the cover cells of the stomach. In the over acid condition the Base Powder sucks the excess acid out of the system. In the under acid condition the baking soda stimulates the production of more hydrochloric acid, which, in time, takes care of this problem too. Baking soda IVs speed both these process up considerably.

You take excess acid from the stomach (with baking soda), which takes it from the base deficient body. So, the stomach only makes more acid to get rid of more of the excess acid from the base deficient “organism” (isn’t that a funny word) – until, all the excess acid of the organism, is gone, until the urine is no longer acid. Then – you don’t have to do it any more, if you continue to eat right etc.. Your urine just gets alkaline, an hour or two after you eat, all by itself, the “base tide”, the bicarbonate from the cover cells of the stomach from the meal before, finally being of sufficient amount to make it out the urine, to not be all used up on the way out.

Author: Dennis Myers, MD