Alkaline pH Balance
When I started studying osteoporosis I came across a reference to excess acidity drawing calcium out of the bones. I read Dr Baroody’s book, “Alkalize or Die” which was the first to come out about pH balance. It is a great book. It explains in detail how we have allowed chronic disease to take over our bodies by eating the wrong food and having stressful lives. The direct consequence of having eaten acid-causing food or having stress can be seen by testing our urine with ph sticks. If our bodies are acid, then they are a breeding ground for disease. If our bodies are alkaline then disease cannot get a foothold. It’s basically as simple as that.
You can test your urine at the second time of the day to check the pH level. I have had a healthy diet for years now and yet, when I tested, I was extremely acid. It doesn’t matter why really, I merely had to change a few things in my diet and I became alkaline within a week. I am selling, below, the best test strip on the market, the one Dr Baroody recommends, so you can test your acid balance.
If you test acid with the strips, you can have a green drink or a water with baking soda and lemon juice and it will improve your pH, especially if you take it before bed.
So, one of the reasons why wheatgrass is so good for you, is that it creates alkalinity in the body.If you are suffering from diabetes, arthritis, cancer or any major disease, you will definitely want to read more about controlling the pH of your body. Buy some test strips and see for yourself then you can get educated about it.
Every doctor should be saying – “Get your body alkaline and call me in a week.” This is the first step to healing anything. You cannot heal any lack of health while you still have an acid internal environment. And conversely, bacteria, yeasts, viruses, etc, cannot live in an alkaline environment. So this is the first fix for your health. Only after you have corrected the acidosis in your body should you take any more radical measures. You will usually find that it takes care of a lot the problem.
pHion Diagnostic pH Test Strips
Find out if an over-acid condition in your body is weakening your health and bones
You can purchase 90 strips for about $11 here (opens in new window)
Super sensitive and accurate
- Wide range of 4.5 – 9.0
- Easier to read than pH paper
- Practitioner preferred
- Tests urine or saliva
- 90 count per bottle
PH Strips are unlike most pH test strips on the market. Due to the narrow range in pH of these bodily fluids (generally 5.8 to 7.6) it is imperative that a pH test strip give a clear indication in small pH unit increments. Ours do. Our test strips give an indication in .25 pH unit increments, and test a range of 4.5 to 9.0. Throw away the pH paper , and pick up the pH Strips.Don’t trust your body to just any chemical lab litmus pH paper.
Compare pH Strips with standard from rolls. Paper tends to bleed when it gets wet, making the determination of the correct color quite a challenge. pH Stix are different- the reagent is affixed to a plastic strip.
This is what Dr. Ted Baroody, author of Alkalize or Die has to say about pH Strips: “ I get hundreds of calls for pH testing materials. pH testing is very complex. There are individual pH testing substances for everything, but they are very expensive. This particular strip is reasonably priced too. I have looked a long time and through many companies to find these quality pH strips. My experience with litmus pH paper strips has not been good. I do not recommend them.”
SALIVA: Take a saliva reading before and after meals. The alkaline levels of your saliva should be greater after meals because there is an abundance of alkaline-rich minerals in saliva. Then test your saliva 60 minutes after a meal. If the pH level is lower than 6.75, then your alkaline mineral reserves are low.
URINE: For best test results, test your second urination in the morning. You will likely see urine pH become more acid as the day progresses depending on what you are eating. Test frequently during the day, and determine an average.
You can purchase 90 strips for about $11 here (opens in new window)
Is your body pH balanced? Find out by testing!
You get your cholesterol tested. You get your blood pressure tested. Now you can test your pH — easily, accurately, and within the comfort of your own home!
Just like your cholesterol and blood pressure, your pH says a lot about the state of your health. It tells you how acidic or alkaline your tissues and fluids are — and that affects all aspects of your well-being.
How? All kinds of ways. If you are overly acidic, you may feel low energy…find it difficult to lose weight…experience poor digestion…suffer from aches and pains…and even fall victim to more serious disorders. In fact, since acid is naturally corrosive and inflammatory, it irritates the organs it comes in contact with.1 That’s why too much acid can contribute to the demineralization of your bones, teeth, and joints, and have a negative impact on your urinary and gastro-intestinal tracts.
Plus, an acidic environment makes the perfect breeding ground for microforms, which can further compromise your health.
The pH scale goes from 0-14, where 0 is very acidic (think battery acid) and 14 is very alkaline (think lye).
In general, the pH of the human body should be slightly alkaline — about 7.4
A pH reading in the Optimal Zone tells you that your insides are happy, while a pH reading in the Danger Zone may mean you’re putting yourself at risk for serious disorders. Even a slight pH imbalance can make you feel tired, cause you to gain weight, give you trouble digesting food, and create aches and pains in your body.
Most parts of the body have a pH range they can tolerate. The skin can vary from 4.5 to 7.0, for example. Stomach acid ranges from 1.0 to 3.0. And pancreatic secretions go from 8.0 to 8.3.14 But the blood is not so flexible. It has a very narrow pH range: 7.365 to 7.45.
If the pH of your blood goes outside that range even just a little, wham, the functioning of your organs is compromised. If the pH of your blood strays too far from that acceptable range for too long, your body will go into shock…then coma…then death.
That kind of severe metabolic acidosis is rare; however, mild acidosis is now thought to be strikingly common — affecting at least half of the population.
One point makes a world of difference
pH doesn’t work like regular numbers do, where 6.0 is “one point less” than 7.0. It works logarithmically, just like the Richter scale for earthquakes.
That means for each point you drop away from the ideal of 7.0, you’re actually experiencing a 10-fold decrease in your pH! For example, someone with a pH of 6.0 is ten times more acidic than someone with a pH of 7.0. Someone with a pH of 5.0 is 100 times more acidic than someone with a pH of 7.
Fortunately, pHion Diagnostic pH Test Strips provide an easy, accurate, and affordable way to find out exactly where you stand.
Your urine and saliva hold the key to your health
How do you measure what’s going on inside of your body? By analyzing what it’s secreting: urine and saliva.
Thanks to the kidneys, the body is constantly trying to get rid of excess acids through the urine, which can range in pH anywhere from 4.5 to 8.5.
The pH of your urine is a good reflection of the pH of your internal environment.
If your urine tests high in acids (below 6.75), then you know your body is high in acids too. (Not good!) If your urine tests low in acids (above 6.75), then your stores of alkaline minerals are doing a good job of buffering the acids in your body.
Another way to find out the overall pH balance (or imbalance) of your body is to test the pH of your saliva. Saliva pH can range anywhere from 5.5 to 7.5 or more. If you have enough alkaline minerals, your saliva test should register a nice 7.0 to 7.5. But if your mineral reserves are too low, the acids will overwhelm your system, and you’ll test under7.0.
Some people even test as low as 4.5 – 5.75, which is not where you want your pH to be. In fact, if your pH tests that low, we recommend you take immediate action to correct this acidity. Remember, because the pH scale works like the Richter scale – i.e. logarithmically – a pH of 5.0 is 100 times too acidic!
Don’t trust your body to regular litmus paper
If you care enough about your body to test your pH, then please, do it the right way. Litmus paper (you know, the kind that comes in a roll) won’t give you a truly accurate pH reading because it bleeds when it gets wet, which makes it quite a challenge to determine the color.
pHion Diagnostic pH Test Strips are unlike most pH papers or test strips available
1. They are made and calibrated specifically to test urine or saliva.
2. Because the reagent (the stuff that changes color) is affixed to a plastic strip, there’s no paper, no bleeding, and no mess. In fact, pHion Diagnostic pH Test Strips are the only test strips on the market that can pass through a urine stream without having the reagent bleed, making them exceptionally easy to read.
So get it now and get your living greens daily!
You might also consider the Wheatgrass Growing DVD