pH Balance is something that all of us strive for every day, at least those of us that are health conscious and are aware of this topic. The pH of your body is constantly going up and down based on the foods you eat, the air you breath, the stress you have to put up with in your life, your kids, your job and many other factors. Wouldn’t it be great if we could stay at a pH of 7 (neutral) all the time. The challenge is that we are constantly “bombarded” with acids. Even digestion is an acidic process.
Many people use different methods to measure their pH balance. You can use saliva strips, urine strips or the most effective, your blood.
Saliva strips do an OK job but are probably the most unreliable because of the fact that pH of the mouth is constantly changing. Why does it change? Because of what you drink or what you eat.
Measuring the pH of your urine is much better. It’s best to do it first thing in the morning because your body has been in repair mode all night while you have been sleeping and you’ll get a pretty good indication of what your pH is like by measuring your first urine of the day.
Another way to look at your pH balance is to go to someone called a Microscopist, or, in other words, a person who does live cell analysis. What these people do is prick your finger to get one drop of blood and look at it under a high powered microscope. A microscopist is looking at the quality of the blood which is very different from Westerm Medicine where they are looking at the quantity of your red blood cells and white blood cells. These quantitative numbers are important but a microscopist wants to know how healthy these red blood cells are. Are they round, vibrant, healthy looking and bouncing off each other or are they all different shapes and sticking to each other. Some may even look like ghosts. Instead of being red they have a white tint to them. You can also see bacteria and fungus in the blood. A microscopist is trained to look for certain things. That’s as far as I’m going to with this though. I probably just need to leave it as that. I’m not trained a microscopist.
pH balance is an important topic and something that everyone should be focused on. Some things you can do are:
Make sure you are getting the proper amount of water in every day. At minimum, 2 liters/quarts of water a day. If you can do more, this is even better.
Try to eat 60-70% alkaline foods and keep your acidic intake to 30-40%. If this is too extreme, try 50-50, or 60 acidic-40 alkaline and start to move in the direction of eating more alkaline foods. It’s a process and takes time.
Try to do a 3-day, 7-day or 10-day cleanse once or twice through the year. This will help you take back control of your health and put you in charge of managing it on a continuous basis.