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~Z pH Deficiencies Questionnaire~
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The Deficiencies Questionnaire is a simple way to look at your vitamin, mineral deficiencies through your deficiency signs and health related symptoms.
The more symptoms checked in the overall Questionnaire the further away you can assume you are from a body in pH balance,
Which will have little in the way of deficiency related symptoms. The MORE symptoms indicated in any one
particular deficiency grouping the more attention paid to those deficiency findings.

Which YOU can do with some pH tape, and the pH Balance, Deficiencies and Diet Questionnaires at this SITE.

With further advice regarding your pH balance results by emailing:


Getting yourself back to pH balance where true health is found!


~Z pH Deficiencies Questionnaire~

01 skin problemsVit. A   Protective vitamin essential to eyes, skin and all body membranes.
02 acneVit. A   Foods: apricot, banana, mango, papaya, nectarine, asparagus, broccoli, pumpkin, carrot, celery, lettuce, corn, spinach, milk, cheese, eggs, fish. Note: one small banana if trying to lose weight, as well as light on pumpkin and cheese.

03 hair problemsVit. A  Herbs: non-salted kelp (discontinue if diarrhea or constipation develop; means absorption problem with iron or iodine), parsley.

04 scalp problemsVit. A  Supplement: If two or more symptoms checked then 1000-5000 IUs 2xs/day between meals.
Except pregnant women.
05 eyes itch/burn Vit. A  
06 poor night visionVit. A  
07 poor adjusting to darkVit. A  
08 poor appetiteVit. B   Helps in digestion and metabolism of food to cells and brain.
09 cracks corner of mouthVit. B  Foods: apricot, broccoli, carrots, spinache, whole grains, rice, fish, meat.

10 excess water retentionVit. B  Supplement: wheat germ or B complex (starting with B25 and doubling dosage weekly up to B100) 2xs/day between meals with snack for 2-3 months initially.
11 bruise easily, coated tongue Vit. C   For overall health and fighting disease.
Foods: all fruits, especially citrus, broccoli, tomatoes, green peppers and all green vegetables.
12 a lot of colds Vit.C  
13 wounds heal slowly/gums bleedVit. C   Herbs: non-salted kelp (discontinue if diarrhea or constipation develop; means absorption problem with iron or iodine), parsley.

14 ph above 7.0 or below 6.0Vit. C  Supplement: 50-100mgs from a natural source (buffered for pH below 6.3) 2xs/day between meals.
15 leg cramps, muscular painCalciums   Most important mineral in body by weight. Essential to overall strength, digestion and neutralizing acids.
16 nose and/or gums bleedCalciums   Foods: Low fat dairy especially yogurt, whole grains, dark green veggies, celery, tomatoes, cooked turnip greens, cooked spinach, parsley, dandelion greens, romaine lettuce, tofu, navy beans, soybeans, garbanzo beans, tortillas, salmon, sardines (with bones highest calcium content by far).

17 teeth or nail problemsCalciums   Supplement: 2-3xs/day with meals. Particular calcium depending on pH.
18 edgy nerves oftenCalciums   Vitamin D (whose primary function is to get calcium into the body) 400-5000 IU's 2x/day between meals depending on pH:
pH below 6.3 from 400 to 5000 IU's to help raise pH.
pH above 6.5 only 400 IU's to help as a catalyst to get calcium assimilated if the pH does not come up using the calciums alone.
19 can't digest milkCalciums  
20 pH below 6.2 or above 6.8 Calciums  
21 lack stamina/tired oftenIron   Blood cells use of oxygen for energy.
Foods: green veggies, raisins (2oz./day), fish/red meat (4-8 oz./day).
Herb's: non-salted Kelp (discontinue if diarrhea or constipation develop; means absorption problem with iron or iodine).
22 forgetful, wounds heal slowly Potassium   Message conductor to brain, crucial to healing, found in every cell and helps to neutralize acids.
23 weight problems Potassium   Instrumental in breaking down fat. Potassium deficient cannot keep the weight from coming back.
Foods: banana, grapes, peaches, prunes, watermelon, carrots, beets, onions, tomatoes, barley, bran, potato skins, rice, cheese, milk, sardines, halibut, tuna.

Supplement: 100mgs 2xs/day with meals.
24 unexplained irritabilityLow Blood Sugar   A balanced diet with regular eating habits, especially breakfast, can help greatly to keep the sugar levels stable.
25 times of internal trembling Low Blood Sugar   Foods: High fibre, moderate protein diet with emphasis on veggies, grains, rice and beans, and two healthy snacks per day.
26 frequent headachesLow Blood Sugar  
27 periods of mental confusionLow Blood Sugar  
28 cold hands/feetLow Blood Sugar  
29 sudden weak spellsLow Blood Sugar  
30 sudden craving for sweetsLow Blood Sugar  
31 low energy mid-afternoonLow Blood Sugar  
32 numbness hands and feetLow Blood Sugar  
33 hard time sleepingsleep problems   Often can be overeating at night, which comes from skipping meals during the day.
34 wake up tired sleep problems  
35 sleep to deepsleep problems  
36 bowell less then 2xs/daydigestion elimination   This is where a lot of sickness begins, as the build up of waste in colon poison's blood stream and is very significant to long term health. And cleaning out the colon with a good high fibre diet is one of our top priorities.
37 soft stooldigestion elimination   Constipation or loose stools is generally from digestions that are too alkaline (weak) or too acid, and/or buildup and blockages of colon from this too slow or too fast digestive situation.
38 hard stooldigestion elimination  Foods: fruits, grains, vegetables, rice and beans.

39 constipated digestion elimination   Supplement: slippery elm, bran, PSYLLIUM HUSK (most potent colon cleanser, best grown in Europe). WARNING: One must be careful with psyllium husk if already CONSTIPATED, too alkaline (above 7.0 pH), or too acid (below 6.0 pH) to avoid getting BLOCKED UP from husk or debri released. A very light diet, lots of water and great caution should be taken here; avoiding use until pH diet has helped with constipation would be suggested or colonics and enemas. Or you could try a 1/4 dosage for 5 days to test reaction. Then doubling for 5 more days if OK, and doubling again to full dose for final 5 days of an introductory colon cleansing regimen. To be repeated at full dose two weeks later whether you got good results or not. And then only again in the future if you feel that there is more to be cleaned out. Should not use if pH is above 7.4 or below 5.5. before having colonics or enemas.

A milder approach would be the use of bran and products with bran, or added to cereals and salads.

40 acid stomach digestion elimination  Colonics/Colema Board/Enema's: These MOST powerful in cleaning out colon. One colonic, Colema or enema for every tenth of a degree above 6.4 separated by 3 days, while eating a very high fibre, low fat diet (with plenty of yogurt, and/or acidophilus; a serving before and after the colonics, or as directed by colonic therapist).
If below 6.4 then it would be suggested you should initially start with 5 colonics/enemas following the spacing above, then decide if need for more depending on results.
41 indigestion gasdigestion elimination  
42 hemorrhoidsdigestion elimination  
43 ph below 6.2 or above 6.8digestion elimination  
44 frequent colds, flu's toxic body condition   A body chemistry that is deficient and out of balance. Thus an eliminative system that is compromised and easily overwhelmed; leading to sinus/allergy problems and/or parasites (rectal itching can be a sign of parasites or worms).
45 sinus and allergy problems toxic body condition  
46 varicose veinstoxic body condition   Foods: fruits, grains, vegetables, rice and beans.

Supplement parasites:
Food Grade Diatamaceous Earth
500 mgs 3xs/day with meals for 21 days will clear out most parasite problems.
47 rectal itchingtoxic body condition  
48 painful menstruationmenstruation   Menstruation is a time for the body to dump toxins causing ill feelings. Further loss of calcium and iron in menstrual flow causes tiredness and depression. And as pH get's above 6.6 or below 6.2, the inability to absorb nutrients also contributes to deficiencies of calcium and the other minerals, thus adding to more menstrual difficulties.

49 irregular menstruationmenstruation   Foods: Low fat dairy (especially yogurt), whole grains, dark green veggies, celery, tomatoes, cooked turnip greens, cooked spinach, parsley, dandelion greens, romaine lettuce, tofu, navy beans, soybeans, garbanzo beans, tortillas, salmon, sardines.

Supplement: calcium (appropriate to pH) and non-salted kelp best (discontinue if constipation or diarrhea develop; means absorption problem with iron or iodine). Herb's and herbal teas such as nettles, oatstraw, and chamomile also supportive and balancing.
50 menstrual depressionmenstruation  

~General Supplement Recommendations~

NOTE: Supplements can be taken for additional enhancement to your diet, but not continuously. The amounts to take depending on your pH Evaluation, and/or symptom finding recommendations. These suggestions to help return you to balance and then discontinue when you get there, so as to avoid overload or dependence.



Vitamin A 1000-10,000 IU total, divided 2 times per day between meals with juice or snack, depending on how many symptoms of vitamin A deficiency you find in the Symptoms Questionnaire, and how far out of balance your pH is. If two or more symptoms of deficiency are indicated and your saliva pH is above 6.8 or below 6.2, then up to 10,000 IU total per day could be taken. Do not take for more then 4 to 8 weeks at a time, so you don't overload your system with vitamin A. If your symptoms have not improved, take Vitamin A periodically.
NOTE: not for pregnant women, hemophiliacs or those with blood thinning problems.

B Complex
B1 - B12
50-100 mg. B12 complex, 2 times/day (between meals with juice or snack) for saliva pH 6.6 and above, or 6.2 and below. Start with 25 mg. for one week, then increase the dose to 50 mg. for the next week, and then increase to the 100 mg. recommended dose. This will allow you to adapt to the B vitamin niacin, which causes increased circulation, and the skin to tingle and flush if not gradually introduced.
It is also recommended that you take the B vitamins in a B12 complex (containing all the B vitamins), since the B vitamins work together, and which are especially helpful in the digestive process.
NOTE: However, if gas or indigestion develops, stop the use until such time as your digestion and pH come closer to balance through your dietary improvement. Yogurt also would be indicated here to help the internal flora condition of the intestines, where vitamin B is supposed to be produced on its own, working towards not taking the B's at all.

Vitamin C 50-250 mg. 2 to 3 times/day between meals with juice or snack. This should come from a naturally derived source like Acreola or Spanish Orange. Vitamin C is most appropriate for alkaline saliva pH 6.6 and above, to help bring the pH down. If on the acid side of pH (6.2 and below and showing vitamin C deficiency symptoms), then vitamin C may be taken in a minimum "buffered" dose of no more then 25 mg. 2 times/day between meals to help restore vitamin C, but so as not to cause too much more acidity.

Vitamin D 400-5000 IU total divided 2 times/day between meals. Dosage depending on how acid your pH reading is. Or 15 minutes of sun bathing per day. Vitamin D being the most powerful nutrient (next to calcium) in helping alkalize the body chemistry, digestion and eliminative systems, acting as a catalyst to help get calcium absorbed into the body.

pH saliva below 6.3 use total dosage per day from 1000-5000 IU, to help raise your saliva pH.

pH saliva above 6.5 take the minimum dose to help with absorption of the calciums, but not to raise your saliva pH higher.

Urine pH below 6.3 again vitamin D can also be used here to raise the urine pH. The amount depending on how acid the urine pH is, so as to get it up closer to the balanced 6-3-6.5 range.

Vitamin E 500-1000 IU's 2 to 3 times/day, taken between meals for a saliva pH 6.6 and above, or 6.2 and below. Helpful in getting oxygen into the blood steam and nutrients into the cells. The one supplement that "just" about anyone can take to help in the overall health program.
NOTE: Not for hemophiliacs or those with blood thinning problems.

Calcium pH Saliva/Urine BOTH in the 6.3 to 6.5 Range, 200 to 1000 mg. total, divided and taken with 3 meals. To get the variety of different calciums which we need, rotate between the various kinds of calcium for periods of one month at a time.

pH Saliva 6.6 and Above, 200 to 1000 mg. calcium lactate total, divided and taken with 3 meals. However, if the urine pH is 6.0 and below, then you should try 100 mg. of the lactate per day to see if you can tolerate its acidity, as described in the instructions for lactate calcium in the Alkaline pH Range Directions. After you have determined how much lactate you can take, you can then try to use the other calciums to help raise the urine pH at the same time. For instance using 200 to 400 mg. of calcium phosphate, carbonate, oxide, or gluconate (if not gluconate or corn allergic) to work on raising the urine pH.
NOTE: If you find this seems to make you feel tired, or you become constipated or bloated, these alkalizing calciums should be discontinued or the dosage decreased further so as not to further alkalize your saliva pH digestive state more.

pH Saliva 6.2 And Below, 200 mg. to 1500 mg. total of calcium phosphate, carbonate, oxide, bone meal, oratate, or gluconate (if not gluconate or corn allergic) divided and taken with 3 meals.
NOTE: If the urine pH is 6.6 and above, you could also add some lactate calcium, 200 to 400 mg. total per day divided between 3 meals, to help bring the urine pH down. If you find you cannot handle the acidity of the lactate (or makes you nervous), you should discontinue it until your saliva pH rises closer to 6.5.

pH Saliva Unstable... Refer to the directions for the pH 6-3 to 6.5 until the pH of the saliva does stabilize; or if the saliva pH fluctuates on either the alkaline or acid side, then follow the guidance given for the pH Range it is mostly found on. Test the pH once every few weeks to see if it has become more stable.

Iodine 100 mcg. or 2 kelp tablets 2 times/day with meals for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below.
NOTE: Discontinue if you experience any skin break outs, constipation or diarrhea, which means your body is not able to digest the iodine properly, and you will need to wait until you comes closer to being in balance.

Iron 10 to 15 mg. once per day with a meal, or 2 oz. raisins per day...for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below.
NOTE: Discontinue if you experience constipation or diarrhea, which means you are not able to digest the iron properly, and you will need to wait until the pH comes closer to being in balance.

Magnesium 100 to 250 mg. 2 times/day with meals, for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below.
NOTE: If lack of energy or digestive problems develop, discontinue use until pH comes closer to being in balance.

Manganese 5 mg. 1 time/per day with meals, or a couple of 4 oz. glasses of cranberry juice per day, for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below.

Phosphorus 200 mg. 2 times/day with meals, for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below. This is rarely called for since phosphorus is found in most foods.

Potassium 100 mg. 2 times/day with meals, for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below, and/or may be indicated for people with weight problems (since inability to digest fats properly can be a lack of potassium in the diet, which is used by the body to help emulsify or process fats).

Zinc 10 to 20 mg. 1 time/day with meals, for saliva pH 6.8 and above or 6.2 and below, where you have a problem with lots of colds, or notice that cuts and infections heal too slowly.

  • Supplements should be taken in addition to a healthy diet and not as a substitute for proper eating.

  • Vitamins are absorbed easily and can be taken between meals with a snack or 4 to 8 ounces of juice or water.

  • Minerals should be taken with main meals because they are harder to break down and need a stronger digestive situation.

  • Supplements should be taken to help support restoration of deficiencies and body chemistry balance, but not indefinitely.

  • Supplements should be taken based on your pH balance readings and deficiency symptoms, noting that the taking of multi-mineral/vitamin combinations can do as much harm as good, depending on what you do and DON'T need that is in them, especially in regards to the metals, which are only needed in trace amounts and can lead to overload when taken for long periods of time.


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