The human body is a complex organism, not a collection of various unrelated parts. Because of this, there are various mechanisms in your cells that work together to maintain a proper pH balance throughout your body.
The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured using pH. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic, 14 being the most alkaline, and 7 being neutral. To survive, our bodies must maintain the pH very close to 7.4, which is just on the alkaline side of neutral. If your body’s pH varies just 0.1 pH point, it becomes difficult for various enzymes to function properly and we get sick.
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Maintaining this slightly alkaline state is a constant challenge, mainly because of the acid-forming activities that take place within the body, and the overabundance of acid-producing foods we consume.
The idea that various foods influence the pH of the body isn’t new. In fact, as far back as the early 1900s, numerous doctors began studying the pH-altering effects of different foods. They found that while a few foods were “neutral” in their effects, most foods were either “alkaline-producing” or “acid-producing.” They also found that simply changing the diet could change the pH of the body. Not surprisingly, bringing the body’s pH closer to the normal range helped patients get rid of many of their health complaints.
Over-acidity has even been linked to the formation of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness and osteoporosis to name a few.
Is Your Body Too Acidic?
There are two ways to determine whether your body is too acidic. You can go by co-occurring symptoms, or you can do a simple at-home test.
Symptoms of Over-Acidity
- Constant fatigue
- Easily running out of breath
- Frequent sighing
- Muscle pain or cramping after walking short distances
- Often feeling like you can’t get enough air
How to Measure Your pH with pH test strips
It’s easy and inexpensive to measure your pH. All you need is a box of pH test strips. They are about $12 and you can buy them at most health food stores or online. Testing your pH takes less than a minute.
Healthy blood has a pH level between 7.35 and 7.45. A blood pH below 7.35 is acid and incompatible with life! Leaning toward the low end of normal you may experience symptoms like: low energy, pains and aches, mood swings, worrying and fears, poor sleep or being over weight. If you have a pH of 5, you’re probably seriously sick. You can reverse this acid state by eating more alkaline foods.
Also, monitoring your pH is an excellent motivation to stay raw.
Read here how you can measure you pH in seven easy steps.
Step 1 – Buy pH Test Strips
Step 2 – Get Ready For the Test
Once you have a strip, take out one. If you have yellow paper tape, you break off a piece of about 2-3 inch.
Step 3 – First Test
Test your urine. You need to pee directly on the pH test strip. The color will change.
Compare this color with the color of the pH on the test strip box. Read the PH number.
Step 4 – Write Down the pH number.
Write down the pH number, the date and time. (Put a notebook and pen in your bathroom)
Step 5 – Daily pH Testing
You may note that every time you go the bathroom the pH number is different. When you’re healthy the number will always be 6.8 to 7.3 or even up to 8 just after eating. The first urine of the day is usually the lowest.
Check your urine every time you go to the bathroom, for at least two weeks.
Step 6 – How Healthy are You?
If the pH of your urine is mostly around 7.3 during the day you’re doing a good job.
If the pH of your urine is lower, especially if it’s below 6.5 this means you don’t have sufficient alkaline reserves to buffer acids. You are probably short in minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Step 7 – Get Healthy – Get Alkaline!
Take Shaklee Alfalfa and add more alkaline foods into your diet and eat less acid food. Eat more raw green leafy vegetables and less food high in animal protein, sugar and grains. Eat more avocados, vegetable soup, wheat grass, green smoothies, green vegetable juices, seaweed and super foods.
Keep testing a few times a day until you always test alkaline. It’s the best motivation for eating raw food!
Topic: Acid Alkaline Balance
Time: Aug 18, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 873 0509 6585