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pH Basics


Dr. Elaine Jacobson

The stomach is designed to function at a very low pH. Most foods are acidic and human physiology is geared towards handling mostly acidic intake. The enzymes that process digestion are activated by low pH. I would just direct you to a text book that contains a chapter on digestion in any of the disciplines including nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, etc. Alkaline adjustments would only be recommended in the case of an over acidic stomach.

Dr. Elaine Jacobson

 

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