Monitor your pH – alkaline or acidic

                                                                                                                              

ph stripsYou can buy the pH strips at almost any drugstore.   You can use the same container of stips for both urine and saliva pH.  Choose strips with a range between 4.5 and 9.0 to make sure you get a reading as accurate as possible.

The human  body is supposed to be alkaline but, because of our diet, which is high in protein, the wrong fats and empty carbohydrates, we basically are very acidic.   Because most chronic illnesses (like cancer) are associated with an acidic body, monitoring your body’s pH level may help you change your diet to a healthy one, which will help your body become more alkaline.  URINE:     Monitoring your pH balance through urine testing will help you determine if your blood is maintaining a proper alkaline and acidic balance.  {A higher alkaline pH is much better than a higher acidic pH}. Testing your urine after getting up in the morning will tell you the “true” state of your body.  In a person with a balanced pH, a 6.8 – 7.2 or higher is the desired reading.   Most people will have a pH level of 6.0.  If you test lower than that, your body is very acidic.   Take a second urine test before you eat.  It should be at the proper pH level.  Your body has already eliminated all the toxins and acids that were stored in it, from the day before, with the first urine test.  If your pH is still low, you need to have a highly alkaline breakfast.

To test your urine and saliva, just follow these easy steps:

URINE:     1)  Sit on the toilet and let a little urine pass.  Stop the stream.  Get your pH strip and continue urinating on the strip for 10 seconds.
2)  Match the color on the pH strip to the colors on the container.  The color chart on the strip container contains the pH numbers.

SALIVA:   A saliva pH test mesures the acid or alkaline in your saliva.   Check your saliva pH first thing in the morning.  DO NOT eat, drink or brush your teeth before testing.  Food, drink, prescription medications and exercise influence the pH level of your body.                                                                                                                                                      To test your saliva, just follow these easy steps.
1) swallow a few times to stimulate your saliva.
2)  Take a pH strip from the container and hold it between your thumb and index finger.                                                                                                                              3)  Make sure there is sufficient saliva on your tongue than place a test strip on your tongue for 1 – 2 seconds.   Remove strip from your tongue and compare the color on the strip to the colors on the strip container.  The color chart on the strip container contains the pH numbers.  (1)

2)  In the beginning you should test your urine and / or saliva a few times throughout the day for several days.   This way you can monitor how different foods effect your body.  If you eat a highly alkaline diet, your pH should go up during the day.  An excellent pH reading for saliva is 6.75 – 7.0 and up.  A very poor reading would be 5.5 and below.        An excellent pH reading for urine is 7.5 and up.   A  poor reading would be 4.6 and below.   The urine pH will fluctuate during the day because the kidneys are getting rid of all the toxins (acids) that have accumulated.

You will never get a completely accurate pH reading for either urine or saliva without having a “live blood analysis” done. (2)

Digestive Tract
   with  pH and hours

3)  The pH in the human digestive tract can vary greatly (see chart on left).  The pH of saliva is usually between 6.5 – 7.5.           After we chew and swallow our food it then enters the upper portion of our stomach.  The pH should be between 4.0 – 6.5.  This is where PREdigestion occurs.  The lower portion of the stomach is now secreting hydrochloric acid and pepsin.  This pH reaches a low of  1.5 – 4.0.  After the food mixes with the hydrochloric acid and pepsin,  it enters the small intestine.  The  pH goes up to 7.0 – 8.5.    This is where 90% of the nutrients are absorbed by the body while the waste products go out through the colon.

Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range around 7.35 – 7.45.  Below this range usually means symptoms of disease (like cancer).  A healthy blood pH (without cancer) has acid + alkaline almost equal, with alkaline being higher.

The higher the pH the more alkaline and oxygen-rich the blood is.  Cancer cells cannot grow in this type of alkaline environment.    

The lower the pH the more acidic and oxygen deprived the blood is.  Cancer cells thrive in this type of acidic environment. (3)

4) Saliva, urine, the bowels and blood have their own unique pH.  However, blood pH is the most predictible.   Saliva and urine pH will fluctuate throughout the day depending on what type of foods you’ve eaten.  Because blood pH has such a limited variation, it is the best indicator of sickness, persistant health conditions and disease. (4)

           

(1)  www.livestrong.com                                                                                                 (2)  www.energiseforlive.com                                                                                           (3) www.altered-states.net                                                                                              (4)  www.vitalwaters.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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