If your body pH balance is out of balance you may have one or more of the following symptoms:
Putting your pH back in balance may reduce or even eliminate these problems.
First it is important to know that for most of us the ideal body pH balance is slightly more alkaline than acid.
There are many processes in the body that regulate the body pH balance or acid/alkaline balance, but one of the most important is the role of calcium in the body.
Calcium is the most prevalent mineral in the body. For the body to function normally calcium must be at a sufficient level in the blood. If Calcium is not at the proper critical level in the bood, calcium is released from the bones in an attempt to maintain the correct level.
Eating a "bad diet" (acid forming, Standard American Diet or SAD) causes the body to lose ground and become more and more acidic.
Insufficiency of calcium in the blood can lead to osteoporosis and a myriad of other problems as described above in symptoms.
This is what some prominent nutritionists what call the SAD diet, the Standard American Diet which is also very deficient in calcium. This diet leeches calcium out of the bones and over time puts the body into a highly acid state.
Other causes of over acidity can be over work, to much physical exercise, over eating and worry, stress, anger, fear, anorexia, toxemia (the accumulation of too many toxins in the body from various sources), diabetes, kidney disease, loss of fluid from vomiting or diarrhea, pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol other than wine, and the use of tobacco.
One effect of too much acid is depression of the central nervous system making it hard to think well, quickly or clearly, or be decisive. As your body becomes more acidic it can lead to coma and even death.
The way to determine the acidity or alkalinity of your body is to use body pH balance test paper that will indicate the Acidity or Alkalinity values of your urine and saliva.
Most health food stores sell this kind of body pH balance test paper.
Note: the best time to test your saliva or urine for pH is first thing in the morning. If you test at other times the readings will vary wildly and be unreliable due to something you have either eaten or had to drink up to 2 hours before.
How to test? Work up some saliva in your mouth swish it around and spit it out or swallow it. Then, work up some more saliva and simply wet the test paper with a little saliva.
If testing your urine, simply collect a small amount of it, midstream, in a small disposable cup. Dip in the tip of the 1/2 to 3/4 inch strip of test paper in the urine. With both saliva and urine testing read the color coded values on the box to determine your pH.
Keep in mind that the test scale is logarithmic or exponential that means that a one-unit change in the pH in either direction represents a huge difference in acidity or alkalinity.
Also, keep in mind that if our body is very acidic 6.5 or less you are in serious trouble and it may take 6 months to a year to bring it back in balance and that is not going to happen if you don't supplement calcium and make changes in your diet and life style as suggested below.
Yes, there are several things you can do that will not only balance your body pH balance and alkalize your body, but will benefit you in so many other ways as well.
Calcium is found in green leafy vegetables among other places. The best calcium supplement source for quickly alkalizing (normalizing your pH) (other than juicing as described above) is Coral Calcium.
Be sure to ask Dr. Eichenauer to do toxic load screening for you. Toxicity in your body could be causing additional problems in your body. The problem is that too much acidity causes degeneration of all your body systems.
At this point I recommend that you take a look at the Acid/Alkaline Foods List in order to change your body ph balance. Please click here to go to the next stage of your Holistic Medicine Detective Education learning about which foods create acid and which promote alkalinity in the body.
Click here to see the Acid-Alkaline-Foods List and learn which foods do what to your body pH
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