Your pH balance is the most important factor in good health.
What is “pH”?
pH is the acronym for "potential hydrogen –
the standard scientific measure for levels of acidity in organic material. For
example, gardeners and farmers often need to know the pH of soil. Aquarium owners
continually check the pH of water. And, in human health and medicine, the pH
of our bodily fluids is a key general indicator of our general state of health.
How is pH measured?
The pH range is from 0 to 14 – with pH of 7.0 being neutral. Any measurement
of 7.0 or above is alkaline. Anything below 7.0 is acidic. The higher the pH
reading – i.e. the higher the number above 7 – the more the fluid
being measured is alkaline and oxygen-rich. The lower the pH reading, the more
the fluid is acidic and oxygen deprived.
Alkaline – good. Acidic – bad!
Healthy human bodily fluids (blood, saliva, etc) normally register in a very
narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Readings below this range indicate symptoms
and disease. If our blood pH drops much below a reading of 6.8, some of our
body cells cease to function. So, if you have a health problem, it is highly
likely that you have become acidic. Research has shown that the body cannot
heal itself unless our pH level is slightly alkaline. This, in turn, indicates
that you will not gain the full effectiveness of any remedial treatments until
your pH level is returned to its normal healthy reading.
What are the health implications of acidic pH?
As with most living organisms, the human body does not function correctly without
balanced pH. Research has established that disease and illness cannot survive
in an alkaline state – yet they thrive in an acidic environment.
Acidic pH balance decreases
your body's ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, food supplements and
other nutrients… decreases cellular energy production… inhibits
the natural process for repairing damaged cells… decreases your ability
to detoxify heavy metals… allows tumor cells to thrive… and makes
you more susceptible to fatigue and illness.
What can cause acidic pH?
You can become acidic from an acids-rich diet, from toxic overload, from emotional
stress, and/or from immune reactions or any process that starves your body cells
of oxygen and other nutrients. Your body will try to compensate by using alkaline
minerals; but if your present diet does not contain sufficient minerals to compensate,
acidic build-up takes place in your body’s cells.
calcium and minerals supplement is not a cure for disease. But, by keeping
your pH level in proper alkaline balance, it enables your body to maintain good
health and heal itself the way it was designed to do – naturally.
Self-test your pH
This simple pH self-test (using inexpensive litmus paper, available from health
food or drug stores) can quickly tell you whether or not you are acidic or alkaline.
This will give you an indicator for your state of health. But please understand
that this test is only an indicator, and only reflects the moment in time that
it was performed.
Your body is constantly regulating
(or attempting to regulate) your pH levels. So do not assume you are unhealthy
just because a pH paper test shows acidic. It may simply reflect your last meal.
However, if you perform this simple home test carefully several times over several
days, and get consistently acidic readings, we strongly recommend consulting
your physician to determine whether there are hidden health issues.
How to test.
- Perform first thing after waking, or two hours after eating or drinking.
- Swallow the saliva in your mouth, and then produce new. Repeat this
- Transfer saliva to Litmus paper (Do not put the litmus paper in your
- Wait 20 seconds as the litmus paper changes colour… then compare
the result to the pH color chart provided with your litmus kit with the appropriate ph categories below.
You are in the healthy range. At the time of this test, you are not mineral
pH 6.5 to 6.0
You are becoming acidic and may be developing one or more degenerative diseases.
pH below 6.0
You are highly acidic, probably very mineral deficient, and may have developed
at least one degenerative disease.