Your question: I'm hoping ML will help me walk though this list of change that occured with my health as I traveled in the mountains. I do understand that at high altitudes we experience lower oxygen molecules due to lower atmospheric pressure.
I do admit to not sticking to pH balancing as well when I travel as when I'm at home unless it was like my previous trip which just so happened to make it easy for me to be more alkaline with perfect foods available every day. I could give a number of excuses why I didn't try harder on this lastest trip but I know better.
My ankles start swelling during the long sitting times and continued until I got to the high altitudes. It strangely went away with the many restroom visits I suddenly had to make. I had a couple of bad days at the beginning of shortness of breath when I had to climb flights of stairs. The swelling of ankles did not affect me anymore during my stay or even on my travel home.
I tested my pH (urine/saliva)and found that as I assended into the mountains I became more acidic which finally became so bad at one point that my body switched over to stealing from my bones or where ever else it could find alkaline minerals. The pH of my urine became very alkaline and I suddenly felt better for a few days. (How deceiving) As I tried to remedy the problem with better eating and ML drinks and H202 sprays, (could not do the baths). I saw my urine pH drop to showing acidic again and slowly go up the pH scale back to my normal range. Everything seemed back to normal.
I understand (I think) what happened to my pH but can you explain the swollen ankles coming and going. That part I don't understand. I normally have some swelling during long trips in cars and planes so if the altitude caused the swelling to go down, why wouldn't it go down in airplanes. Edit: Did the stealing of alkaline minerals from my bones help temporary for some reason, by getting alkaline minerals everywhere my body needed some?
Answer: You mentioned it was after you had to go to the bathroom several times that the swollen ankles got better? You did not say if you had to poop or Pee, but my guess is you had to Pee a lot? Correct me if I got it wrong. More than likely the foods you had been eating were Higher in Sodium than needed Potassium, thus the reason for Swollen ankles, then you must have eaten or Drank something higher in Potassium in enough amount to change the Sodium to Potassium ratios? And Or it could have been your body Reserves kicked in to change your ratios? If the temperature got Colder, this may have had an effect, whereas in an airplane the cabins are Heated and one would not have the Temperature change? Temperature change may change the Nitrogen Isotope and bring about a change in pH !
Hope this helps in some way with what info you supplied?
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