I got involved in a discussion on Facebook with a person who promoted alkaline water. I do
have a hard time believing it, but I do not see much meaning in discussing with someone who calls you an idiot.
However, I do want to find out whether it is just a storm in a wineglass, or if there is anything behind. So first, I want to check if the alkalinity persists when the water meets the stomach acid. Obviously, I can not do the experiment using my own stomach as a laboratory, so I have to reproduce it on the tabletop so others can see.
The next issue is whether it will lower my uric acid. To test that, I need to drink alkaline water for a couple of weeks while measuring my UA and eating the same diet as the weeks before. Since I now know how to create a UA peak, it should be possible to see if the average over time is lower than a comparable time period. Which means I have to wait a few weeks since I want to finish the vitamin C experiment I have just started first.
And then let us see who is the idiot. If it is me, I will add alkaline water to my daily consumption. If not, I will continue telling people who believe in alkaline water that they are drinking bleach.
Todays weather and temperature: Warm and windy.
Breakfast: Granola in milk and yoghurt, cinnamon rasin bagel that the kids did not eat.
Lunch: Fried vegetable patties with egg. I won't give you the recipe, they did not turn out very tasty and were full of leftovers.
Snack: No room for a snack...
Dinner: Fried tofu with bean sprouts.
Todays supplements and dosage: Six fish oil capsules, 3000 mg vitamin C (looks much bigger than 3 grams, doesn't it?)
Todays UA reading: 6.5 mg/dL
Todays step count: 11978 steps
How much did I drink today?: Coffee 1 liter, water 1 liter, tea 1.5 liter. Wine 0.2 liter, we opened a bottle from the place we went in the weekend and the terroir is really fascinating. But not good for my
This weeks weight: 119.8 kg
Waist circumference: 117 cm
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 8 times, #2 2 times.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 7
Was my urine strange in any way? No
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 10