Q: How can I tell whether I’m eating the right balance of acid and alkaline foods to keep my body in the correct balance?
– Cindy in New Orleans

A: Your body does need to maintain a certain acid-base balance, but it is not dependent on food. The body has a well-developed system for regulating this acid-alkaline balance, especially in organs such as the lungs and kidneys. If the body’s balance was affected by what we ate, we’d be in big trouble, since this acid-alkaline balance is finely tuned and even slight variances can affect most bodily functions needed to sustain life. – Elizabeth Somer