PH Testing – Is Your Body PH Balanced? Do You Know About Alkaline and Acidic Foods?

PH Testing StixIs your PH Balanced? Find out by testing with an inexpensive and highly accurate home testing kit. An alkaline balance of 7.35 to 7.45 is optimal for continued health, and acidic body is a diseased body. The test kits used for home ph testing like the ph stix (phstix?) pictured will give you are pretty good idea of the “trend” of your PH Balance. However no home test will tell you everything you know and the body’s ph balance fluctuates through out the day. The importance of these home testing kits and ph test strips is to give you a good idea of how close you are to a healthy ph range.

PH Testing Video Explanation

Don’t expect your body to be healthy and in an acidic state. I was shocked to find out I was Acidic. My Allopathic Primary Care Doctor said I was “A healthy Guy” and to “Eat a balanced Diet”. What a load of crap! I then went to a Naturopath and had complete blood work which showed many mineral imbalances but the real shocker I was highly acidic. Most people are completely unfamiliar with the concept of acid/alkaline balance in the body. Did you know that Cancer cells can not grow in an alkaline balanced body? It’s because an alkaline balanced body is an oxygen rich “Healthy” body and cancer grows in an environment void (or at least with very minimal) oxygen.

The foods we eat determine an alkaline or acidic state. And it’s not the acid in the food itself (Lemons for example are highly alkalizing, yet they are very acidic themselves). What matters is what the food you are eating turns into once your body “cooks” or digests the food. Lemons turn in to an “alkaline ash” and grains and meat turn into an “acidic ash”. Aside from keeping the body’s tissues oxygen rich there is another major factor at play here and that involves mineral depletion. Your body uses ionic calcium (and other minerals such as phosphorous) to keep your bloods PH in balance at a constant 7.35 to 7.45 otherwise you die.

So as you become acidic your body literally “pulls” minerals from your body’s reserves. Calcium from bones and teeth. This is a GOOD thing otherwise you would die! The problem then becomes what happens when my mineral reserves are depleted? You guessed it – illness. So check your PH Balance and eat the foods that make you healthy.

Find Your Optimal Acid Alkaline Balance (pH Balance) and Get Healthy

To maintain optimal health, the body will constantly seek to neutralize the excess acids that irritate the it and deplete it of important minerals. The principal organs responsible for the elimination of acids are the kidneys. Under normal conditions, urine pH should fall between 6.75 and 7.25. By testing the amount of acid present in the urine, you can determine whether your body is eliminating a normal quantity of acids. If the acid excretion rate is higher than normal, the urinary pH will be more acidic. Low urinary pH can be an indication that the body is too saturated with acids, thus the body is overly acidic.

Another good indication of your body pH can be revealed in the pH of your saliva. When your body is abundant in mineral reserves, these minerals will show up in a saliva ph test as a pH reading of 7.0 to 7.50. Low saliva pH readings may indicate that your body is mineral depleted. m

There is a strong correlation between the pH of the body’s internal terrain (tissues, cells, fluids) and that of the urine and saliva: urine and saliva become acidic when the body’s internal environment becomes acidic. You can discover the pH of these fluids by using Alkalive™ pH Stix™. These pH test strips are made specifically to test saliva and urine, and are the most accurate and economical test strips on the market.

Alkalive™ pH Stix™ are superior to pH paper and litmus paper. They give a clear indication of pH in .25 pH unit increments, and test a range of 4.5 to 9.0. Because they are “strips” (plastic strip with reagent pads), they are a lot easier to use and read when wet than floppy, soggy pH paper.

This is what Christopher Vasey, N.D., author of The Acid Alkaline Diet has to say about pH Stix™: “pH Testing is very important in order to gauge the health of your internal environment. I used to recommend using pH Paper, until I discovered these excellent pH strips. They are a lot more effective in helping one determine precise pH measurements. I advise all of my clients to use pH Stix.”

It is recommended to test saliva before and after meals. The pH levels of your saliva should be greater after meals because there is an abundance of alkaline-rich minerals in saliva. Test your saliva 60 minutes after a meal. If the pH level is lower than 6.75, your alkaline mineral reserves are too low.

Source: Part of this article post is provided by a manufacturers web site… www.phstix.com – this is the brand of testing strips we choose to use as they use a 2 color method, are inexpensive, and very easy to use.

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