Thanks for reposting this question, Elizabeth RN. There are four videos that discuss acid/base balance that you may find helpful. There is so much good research on citrus fruits! I can’t speak directly to kombucha and how the stomach breaks it down. It may have some healing properties but there are concerns about its consumption I love what you added and feel it;s very true ” I think now I understand that all I need to do is continue a plant based diet, and get away from all the “theories” and hype about acid/base foods.” YES!
If that doesn't help, please let us know . Unable to load video. Please check your Internet connection and reload this page. If the problem continues, please let us know and we'll try to help. An unexpected error occurred. Please check your Internet connection and reload this page. If the problem continues, please let us know and we'll try to help. Issue 84 : doi: /50898 DOWNLOAD PDF Embed Add To Favorites Summary Described here is a method to directly measure calcium sparks, the elementary units of Ca 2+ release from sarcoplasmic reticulum in intact skeletal muscle fibers. This method utilizes osmotic-stress-mediated triggering of Ca 2+ release from ryanodine receptor in isolated muscle fibers. The dynamics and homeostatic capacity of intracellular Ca 2+ signaling can be employed to assess muscle function in health and disease.
Tuan M Hoang-Trong, 1 Aman Ullah, 1 M Saleet Jafri 1,2
1 Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA; 2 Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
Abstract: Ca 2+ plays a central role in the contraction of the heart. It is the bi-directional link between electrical excitation of the heart and contraction. Electrical excitation initiates Ca 2+ influx across the sarcolemma and T-tubular membrane that triggered calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). Ca 2+ sparks are the elementary events of calcium release from the SR. Therefore, understanding the dynamics of Ca 2+ sparks is essential for understanding the function of the heart. To this end, numerous experimental and computational studies have focused on this topic, exploring the mechanisms of calcium spark initiation, termination, and regulation and what role these play in normal and patho-physiology. The proper understanding of Ca 2+ spark regulation and dynamics serves as the foundation for our insights into a multitude of pathological conditions that may develop and that can be the result of structural and/or functional changes at the cellular or subcellular level. Computational modeling of Ca 2+ spark dynamics has proven to be a useful tool to understand Ca 2+ spark dynamics. This review addresses our current understanding of Ca 2+ sparks and how synchronized SR Ca 2+ release, in which Ca 2+ sparks is a major pathway, is linked to the different cardiac diseases, especially arrhythmias.
Keywords: leak, arrhythmia, excitation-contraction coupling, phosphorylation