Blog kitt decided around 22:07 on 9 March 2005 to publish this:
I went to my nutritionist, Marina Rose, yesterday. I've been seeing her off and on for the last five years. We discussed the results from a urinalysis I had done last month. The results were, uh, interesting. Turns out that, just like five years ago, I have difficulty digesting carbohydrates; wheat and milk are bad for me; blah blah blah. Unlike five years ago, at least I'm absorbing my vitamin C and calcium. Whoo. Five years ago, I had ice cream almost every day. I ate chocolate every day. I had pasta probably 3-4 times a week. I ate meat a lot. I exercised less. Crap, there's nothing health wise I did better five years ago than I do today. And the test results are very much the same. So all those supplements and all those vitamins and all that worry about what I'm eating? For naught. Just one big gigantic bunch of bull. There was one change though. The acidity of my urine is about 5.3. Normal pH is 4.6 - 8.0, so my pH is within the normal range, but low. Acidic urine is typically indicative of kidney attempts to regulate the blood pH, and can lead to kidney stones. This revelation, coupled with a sore spot on my back (middle, near the spine, ongoing since December) which might be symptomatic of kidney issues, means that I need to watch my urine acidity. Great. Checking my pee. Whoo. I wonder if all that cranberry juice I've been drinking to keep away a urinary tract infection hase caused this issue. Bah.