Did you know that the pH of your bodily fluids is very important to your overall health? Think of pH as “Potential for Health.”
What is pH?
pH stands for “particles of Hydrogen” or “power of Hydrogen”. The maintenance of a stable hydrogen ion concentration in the body fluids is essential to life.
Medically speaking, pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity in our body fluids, such as urine or saliva. It is measured as a number between 1 and 14. A pH value of greater than 7 is considered basic (alkaline), while pH values less than 7 are considered acidic. A pH of 7 is neutral. “Normal” pH in our saliva is between 6.8 and 7.2.
90% of us are too acidic and this can create major problems for our health. When there’s too much acid in the blood, the body starts to pull calcium from your bones, which can in turn create over-alkalinity. You can test your pH using pH test strips.
80% of your diet should consist of these alkalizing foods:
20% of your diet should consist of these acid-forming foods:
What supplements will help restore healthy pH?
Rather than juicing, you may choose a high-quality, ionized Green Supplement containing dark leafy greens with deep root systems. These greens are high in minerals (including iron) and alkaline to the body. An isotonic ionized Calcium Supplement is also necessary, since the body is pulling calcium from the bones to neutralize the excess acid. A Super-Antioxidant Supplement (one that contains bioflavenoids, pygnogenol, grapeseed extract, bilberry, red wine extract and citrus extract is best), is also recommended because it will help to cut down inflammation and encourage the kidneys to dump excess uric acid. Choosing supplements with an isotonic delivery will ensure high levels of absorption.
Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator
Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.
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