This week, I had an adverse reaction to vitamin K2 MK-7, menaquinone. It made my blood too thin. Because my blood was too thin, my metabolic rate had to increase, to substitute for the loss in hydraulic pressure, so to speak. My metabolic rate (spin rate) was as high as it could go, yet still insufficient; I had a feeling that I was not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia), and I experienced orthostatic intolerance, ringing in my ears, and vertigo—loss of calcium homeostasis.
I believe there’s a hidden variable we have not yet been considering in our analysis of human health—SPIN. Spin may be defined as an equilibrium between density and speed. When my spin (core metabolic rate) increases, my density must increase apace, in order for the body to hold together. It’s a crude metaphor, but: if we increase the mixing speed of a bowl of batter—and we want the batter to maintain the same density—we must also add more flour.
By taking calcium out of my blood, my body experienced a drop in orthostatic pressure that it sought to remedy by adding calcium back to my blood—a vicious loop. I experienced a kind of metabolic trap. This metabolic trap is similar, I believe, to that of Raynaud’s Phenomenon. With Raynaud’s, which I experienced often in my 20s, cold weather would cause my body—in particular, my blood—to try to increase its speed and density simultaneously—a contradiction. I wonder if trying to increase speed and density simultaneously might play a role in COVID-19.
What determines whether the body takes calcium from the blood and sends it to the bones, or takes it from the bones and sends it to the blood? I believe a lot has to do with the perception of pH, and that the perception of pH is not absolute, but relative.
Quinine is an alkaloid that has been used to treat malaria and is also the ingredient in tonic water that gives it its bitter taste. Chloroquine is a synthetic version of quinine that is closely related to hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), which has been looked at as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Here is a description (Wikipedia) of quinine toxicity, which I would like to propose is a state of metabolic acidosis induced by the perception of excess alkalinity:
“Common side effects include headache, ringing in the ears, trouble seeing, and sweating. More severe side effects include deafness, low blood platelets, and an irregular heartbeat. Use can make one more prone to sunburn. While it is unclear if use during pregnancy causes harm to the baby, treating malaria during pregnancy with quinine when appropriate is still recommended. Quinine is an alkaloid, a naturally occurring chemical compound. How it works as a medicine is not entirely clear.”
Could there be a metabolic component to infectious disease? When we perceive alkalinity—such as quinine—we speed up (increase the rate of spin or the core metabolic rate). But the increase in acid generated by metabolism and the increased alkalinity of the terrain are masking each other. We still perceive a pH7, and are blind to the underlying metabolic derangement.
We need to part the veil on pH and measure it not as a flat digit—purple—but see it as two digits—red and blue. I can be a 7 that is truly itself, and be in a great state of health. Or I can be a 7 that’s the resolve of a 0 and a 14, and have lost nearly all my homeostatic capacity—meaning I can no longer regulate my blood sugar, my blood pressure, etc. And worse: I can’t keep pace with time. The universe is accelerating and expanding, and I am left behind.
When our core metabolic rate is faster than normal, there will be too much acid in the body. As a result, the body’s demand for alkalinity will spike (allowing us to maintain pH7). This results in a pH paradox. When we are too fast, we are simultaneously too alkaline.
When our core metabolic rate is slower than normal, there will be too little acid in the body. As a result, the body’s demand for alkalinity will plummet (allowing us to maintain pH7). This too results in a pH paradox. When we are too slow, we are simultaneously too acidic.
If our basal metabolism is too fast—too acidic—the brain won’t allow it to become more alkaline unless the pH first becomes more acidic. Meanwhile, the gut won’t allow the pH to become more acidic unless the basal metabolism first becomes more alkaline. We get caught in a metabolic trap. Human beings have a hardware vs. software problem, so to speak. But we can fix it.
We need to take a closer look at pH. pH7 merely indicates there’s an equal amount of acid and alkali in the body; it does not indicate how much acid and alkali are present. The amount of acid and alkali in the body has implications for the amount of hydrogen (H+) and hydroxide (OH-) ions, respectively.
Behind the scenes, pH7 is not neutral. It’s a plus and a minus (positive and negative ions) that are effectively canceling each other out. pH7 just means there’s an equal amount of positive and negative ions in the body; not the right amount. In Autism, the amount of ions (energy) is too high. In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it’s too low.
When time is too fast, light is forced to be too slow (Autism). And when time is too slow, light is forced to be too fast (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). The pH is capable of compensating for and “correcting” the basal metabolic rate, to keep us alive at pH7. But in so doing, it masks the metabolic derangement.
When time is too fast, there is too little calcium in the blood. When time is too slow, there is too much. When there is too much calcium in the blood, it is not hemodynamically stable and is prone to excess clots. It represents a state of subclinical metabolic acidosis and (perhaps?) compensatory respiratory alkalosis.