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Why is it suggested to avoid acid, but drink vinegar for acid reflux / GERD?

This advice for drinking vinegar for acid reflux/GERD is not something I've been able to find any credible backing for. The OP's source for the claim being draxe.com suggests they are talking about ...
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Dangers of the OJ diet?

The diet consists of 24 oranges per day plus water. Nothing else. So let's see how much nutrition you're actually getting per day. Percentages are based on US Recommended Daily Intake for an adult. ...
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Acidity of gut contents

Not sure if I answered this right: leaflady.org The system begins in the mouth, where the pH of saliva is 5.7 – 7.0. In the esophagus the pH is 7.0. The stomach pH is 1.5 – 3.0. In the ...
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Blood pH when exercising. Rising pH? Maybe somehow related to lactic acid and hyperventilation

I am unaware of any mechanism by which exercise can cause "blood alkalization" (usually called "alkalosis"). Blood pH is VERY tightly regulated at 7.35-7.45 (slightly alkaline), so ...
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Sweating while having lemon

Head sweating and flushing after eating or just smelling or thinking about a certain food is called gustatory sweating. MedicineNet: Gustatory sweating: Sweating on the forehead, face, scalp, and ...
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Can drinking magnesium citrate cause tooth enamel erosion?

Magnesium citrate is not citric acid. In fact, it's not even acidic. And trimagnesium citrate is even less acidic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_citrate It's on the alkaline side of neutral,...
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Can acidic water be a pure water substitute

As you can see lemon juice is something that can adversely affect your enamel (1). Acid affects your teeth because it leeches calcium from them (2). When this happens your enamel breaks down making ...
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Pills as an alternativ for fruits

The recommendation to stop eating lemon and limes to prevent tooth decay is likely due to their acid content. The primary nutritional benefits of citrus fruits are mainly vitamin C (ascorbic acid), ...
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How reliable is enteric coating on capsules?

Without any knowledge about your personal medical condition, nor any intention to address your personal case (your indigestion, gastric/intestinal pH etc., simply because we cannot and should not, as ...
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Is there an inexpensive test (IE: perhaps a form of litmus paper?) for keeping tabs on oral pH at home?

I found this medical/scientific article that reviews 3 different saliva pH testing kits including a litmus paper test. Litmus paper strips are apparently ubiquitous and many such products available ...
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Effect of acidic fruits on bone calcium

Arguments that suggest that there exists a rather trivial vulnerability in the human body that would be relevant even if you stick to a healthy lifestyle, should a priori be considered to be unlikely. ...
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Do sensibility to hot, cold, sweet, acid foods/drinks or air mean different levels of tooth decay?

It's just a rough initial check. Sensitive teeth are indicative of exposed dentin, but not necessarily tooth decay. Teeth have layers to them: The top layer (enamel) is composed almost entirely of ...
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