Why is this so important? pH imbalance is the #1 cause for disease. A body not pH balanced is at risk for disease and disorders; such as, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis. kidney stones, gallstones, tooth decay, diabetes and even cancer.
When your pH is balanced, your body is at an alkaline state – and that’s good! It means your body is able to buffer harmful acids and keep your systems operating the way they should.
When your body pH balance is too acidic, your body’s systems can’t keep up with the amount of acid. As a result of excessive acid, your body may take alkalizing minerals from your bones or suffer from inflammation that can lead to disease.
How to test your pH is easy. You want your body to be in the optimal range of 6.75-7.15. Any drug store sells pH testing kits with litmus strips. Very inexpensive test to do that can make a lot of difference in your health. It is done with saliva or urine. You can have your doctor do a blood pH testing as well.
What foods should you eat? Mostly fruits and vegetables, including mushrooms, tomatoes, avocados, cucumber, cabbage, celery, broccoli, jicama, grapefruit, watermelon, figs, bananas, lemons and oranges.
What foods should you avoid? Cold cuts and high protein meats, eggs, processed cereals, foods high in sodium, caffeinated drinks, high-fructose corn syrup and aspartame. It is important to balance it out – to eat 80% alkaline foods, like fruits and veggies and 20% acid-forming food from protein.
Body and Skin Health recommends these supplements to keep you body pH balanced a high quality Nutraceutical MultiVitamin , Calcium Plus with Vitamin D, Magnesium and Boron, Ultimate Aloe, and Vitamin B.
How to test your own pH – You can test your pH by purchasing strips at your local health foods store or pharmacy. You can measure your pH with saliva or urine. Your second urination of the morning will give you the best results. You compare the colors on your test strip to a chart that comes with your test strip kit.
During the day, the best time to test your pH is one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal. If you test with your saliva, you want to try to stay between 6.8 and 7.2.
Sharon Smith with Body and Skin Health – your Health & Wellness Coach.