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pH is So Important for Controlling Your Health

By Carol Alt / Post / August 21, 2017
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There seems to be so much confusion out there about how to check your pH level. Checking your pH is very easy thing to do. I have found the best pH strips are from Just Fitter. Seriously, here’s what you do.

You grab the pH strip by the tail- do not touch the tip with your finger. Lay the tip on your tongue for 30 seconds and then hold it up against the measuring chart on the side of the jar. Your pH should be between 6.8 and 7.2. Lower than 6.8 is too acidic and above 7.2 is too alkaline. That balances everything, and yes tt’s that simple.

However, some people like a more in-depth study of what their body is doing. In that case, there’s a couple things you need to know. First you’re in an acid cycle between 8-10 in the morning. That’s when you should take your first saliva and your first urine test (oh come on it’s easy: just pee on one strip and spit on another). Write down your pH results somewhere. Between 2-4 in the afternoon your alkaline cycle kicks in. This is probably why all the Latin American countries nap between 2-4 in the afternoon. They nap instead of kicking their adrenals with coffee like we do, because it’s natural to feel more relaxed in an alkaline cycle.

Again, take your urine and your saliva, preferably not when you’re eating. Your last cycle is an acidic cycle between 8-10 in the evening, repeating the above steps. I like to take my pH for 5 to 7 days. I take it three times a day between 8-10, 2-4 and 8-10 in the evening. Both urine and saliva. I write down my results for the 5 days, and then I divide the urine total by 15 if I’ve done it for five days. It’s 5 days, 3 times a day, so I should have 15 results. So you divide by 15, I do the same for the saliva.

This should give you your MEAN pH for each your urine and your saliva. So now you have your results, but what do you do with these results? What happens if you’re too acidic? Well acidity is one cause of inflammation and inflammation is the major cause of disease. What happens if you’re above 7.2? Above 7.2 you are alkaline- you should start to feel lethargic and depressed. That’s usually when I go and have my infamous “once every two weeks” cup of coffee. The acidity in coffee can neutralize an alkaline body. Because I drink so much alkaline water, I’m usually around pH 7.2. This is amazing for a kid who couldn’t get her acidity levels above 5.5!

In other words: if I can do it you can do it! If you see that your pH is too acidic, add more raw food to your diet, drinking alkaline water and meditating can be a huge help. Cutting out coffee, sodas, and alcohol can also help. Once you know if you’re too acid or too alkaline, you can make adjustments in your diet to help bring your pH to 6.8/7.2.

I find when I get a little too acidic, I add some alkaline water to my regime. And conversely if I find that I’m really alkaline I can treat myself to a cup of coffee. Remember that it takes 35 cups of alkaline water to neutralize one cup of coffee or one soda, just to give you some perspective on how acidic somethings can be! So now that you know– you should be able to check your pH, and make adjustments to your diet that may be able to help you remain in the disease-free, neutral zone of 6.8-7.0 pH.

Yeah! Control is a GOOD thing

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