Kris Carr’s article about PH and inflammation has one paragraph in it that I believe directly relates to WHY we experience SVT.
“A great tool to help you attain your anti-inflammatory lifestyle goal is the pH scale or acid/alkaline balance. Highly acidic foods drain your energy bank account while alkaline foods boost it. Everything from healthy cells to cancer cells to soil quality and ocean life is affected by pH. The term pH stands for “potential hydrogen” which is the measure of hydrogen ions in a particular solution. The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is and ranges from 0 to 14. Seven is neutral. Below 7 is increasingly acidic, above 7 grows more and more alkaline. As with most health-related barometers, balance is everything.
Your body is designed to operate within a narrow pH range. For optimal cellular health and happiness, your blood pH must be slightly alkaline (a pH between 7.365 and 7.4). Your body will do anything to maintain proper balance. When there’s even the slightest chance that you could become overly acidic, your remarkable body will mine minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium from your bones, teeth, and organs to neutralize the acids. You can probably guess where the Standard American Diet falls on the pH scale. It’s an acid bath!” – Kris Carr
OMG…do you see the part I put in BOLD. So, if our bodies will mine minerals from other parts of our bodies to keep the PH balance…it would explain WHY our potassium (and possibly other things) are LOW when we have an SVT. SOOOO many readers who have had bloodwork done on the day of an SVT say their potassium came back LOW, when on other days it is NORMAL. THIS information correlates with my theory that our DIET has EVERYTHING to do with our SVT. Our hearts depend on minerals for proper function.
I LOVE the simplicity of this information as it provides more hope that we can control our SVT by becoming more aware of how we eat, and take care of ourselves.
Here is another excerpt from her article about what foods to avoid to help keep things alkaline (which is ideal).
“Tilting the pH scale back in the alkaline direction is easy with a diet filled with mineral-rich plant foods. Pretty much all veggies, some fruits, wheat-grass, dark leafies, sprouts, green juices, green smoothies, and certain unprocessed grains, beans, and nuts help make your blood and tissues more alkaline. On the other hand, meats, dairy, eggs, sugary goods, highly processed foods, coffee, and alcohol make your blood and tissues more acidic. Load up on the alkaline foods the majority of the time, and your body will thank you! Plus, eating these treasures floods our bodies with chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and oxygen.
For more tips on taking care of yourself with the Crazy Sexy Diet plus lots of recipes that make healthy eating delightful and delicious, see my cookbook and manual of encouragement, Crazy Sexy Kitchen.”
If you are not familiar yet with Kris Carr her story is amazing, check her out! Thank you Kris for this information that I believe supports my theory on how SVT and Diet are directly linked!
xoxo With Love & Healing, Laura