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Acids and Bases

Firstly HOOORAAY for being able to post without troubles for the first time in 2 years!

In JMBs article at t-mag (http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/269cov.jsp) he talks about the acidosis and food.

My question is What about breathing? Breathing is used to maintain body pH.

In med school we were taught that in times of acidosis breathing is
upregulated. I would have thought that the mild acidosis that occurs as a
result of eating would easily have been accounted for by this.

The bone, muscle loss decreased igf1 activity GH resistance etc seem like they would be results of severe acidosis rather then the mild acidosis that would occur with a diet that is not scrupulous.

Am i wrong?

Also if you are doing the power breathing as recomended by john roman you will likely be hyperventilating and causing an alkalosis. Perhaps another reason to do powerbreathing???