Ph Balance ~ Acid Alkaline
Everyone wants to feel better, AND this is more important than what our pH reads!
Don't Worry About the Having a "Perfect" reading on the pH test strip.
- Saliva pH between 6.4 to 7.0 is considered optimum. The numbers on the ph sticks will help you decide if you want to take any action or make adjustments with foods and supplements, or exercise.
With that said: Years ago, my health was in the ditch. I saw one of the world's best holistic MD's who presented me with many diagnoses including pre-cancer of the liver and systemic candida. I was terrified and did an about face to turn all of this around.
As I moved into a major detoxification program, I knew nothing about the words ph balance or acid alkaline balance. This was a good thing, because I was overly stressed as I was and trying really hard to "fix" myself. In fact it was several years later when I no longer had any diagnoses that I first heard of the acid alkaline, ph balance subject. Thank goodness!
The body naturally becomes more alkaline with
- Detoxification - Vegetable juicing and/or products to push acids/toxins out of the cells
- Minerals, Minerals and Minerals
- Foods that are Alive and Vibrant
- Water - Good, clean water and lots of it
START WHEREVER YOU ARE…AND DO WHAT YOU CAN
All That Matters is ~ Continuous Improvement From Where You Are
- There are some good ideas at this link to help one make new foods choices that are more alkalizing for the body.
I sped up the alkalizing process with foods and supplements. Just do what you can do and what feels like it will be helpful to you. All that matters is continuous improvement from where you are. No need to do everything!
- Squeeze fresh lemon into a glass of water in the morning and drink. Lemon is acidic until it enters the body where it becomes very alkalizing.
- Celtic Salt Crystals (contains over 72 alkaline minerals) - This is the good salt and the only salt I use sprinkling it on many of the foods I eat. (I never use common table salt which is chemically enriched.)
- Sugar Cravings - Sugar cravings can be a signal of mineral deficiencies. Over the months as the body is detoxified and minerals are adequately restored, many will notice a decrease in the desire for excess sugary foods or drinks. One can take 1/2 tsp of celtic salt and mix with quality water until dissolved, then drink. This forces minerals into the cells, pushes out acids and can stop a sugar craving in its tracks. Sugar cravings can be a signal of mineral deficiencies.
- JUICING >> ~ When my health was quite in the ditch, making fresh vegetable juices was a powerful way to cleanse and restore my weak body, as these juices contain very concentrated vitamins and minerals and will alkalinize as well as remineralize cells. The vitamins and minerals are in the juice not the pulp. This means one can infuse the body with a potent dose of nutrients in one small glass!
Products that detoxify and help alkalize the cells
The following are products that will help cleanse the cells and tissues. We do not know exactly what any one person needs. Some people have chronic conditions and others have more mild symptoms. One might be on medications that will contradict with detoxification products. So check with your health expert before taking our suggestions.
- pH Sticks - Yes we do carry excellent ph testing sticks whereby you can check your numbers.
- pH Booster - Alkalizes your drinking water - forcing excess acids out of the cells.
- Red Desert® Edible Clay - Edible detoxification product. This clay pH is a very alkaline 8.3. Red Desert® clay removes toxins, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, mercury and much more from the body. It will also bring in an array of many minerals that the body needs.
- IntraMax - Potent liquid vitamin / minerals supplement for detoxification and for bringing in nuturents that quickly move into the bloodstream
- Paramax - eliminates parasites and their eggs throughout the body
- Candisol - destroys candida albicans (yeast)
- Floraphage - destroys unwanted bacteria and increases beneficial flora
- Apricot Power B17
- Neprinol - Roto Rooter for the blood, natural blood thinner
- Pure Synergy or Spirulina Powder - Both of these items I use daily. They are super alkalizing greens. Just mix Pure Synergy Superfood with good quality water or add spirulina to any green drink or protein powder.
Minerals are alkaline. The more the merrier. Check the items on the acid/alkaline foods list that are alkalizing and doable for you. Red Desert clay, IntraMax, spirulina, Mother Earth Minerals are all products that help increase alkalinity by infusing the cells with mega vitamins and minerals.
What is pH?
How Can I tell What my pH is?
pH stands for potential hydrogen. It is the measurement of hydrogen-ion concentration. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14…..A reading of 7.0 or above is alkaline and below 7.0 is acidic. The higher a pH reading the more oxygen is in the fluid you are testing and the lower the pH reading indicates less oxygen and more acid.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (ideal range) 7.5 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
How Would I Know if My Body is Acidic?
Optimal is to have a trusted holistic doctor run the specific test for you (but this is not necessary to start alkalizing your body on your own). A second option is testing your saliva and urine pH at home if you do not have a holistic doctor to work with. Urine and saliva are good indicators of what is going on in your internal environment. You can test the pH of these fluids with pH strips, which are super sensitive, accurate, easy to use and available on our shopping cart.
A urine pH reading between 6.4 and 7.2 is optimum and generally indicates a body in good health, which is what we are aiming for. However, if this is the first time you have ever checked your pH, and the test comes back alkaline, please consider this. Several years ago, a friend of mine went to a "health expo." There she had a free pH test given to her, which indicated her body was in an alkaline condition. Not long after this test, my friend was diagnosed with a terminal cancer. How could this be? Most likely she was highly acidic, and the toxins were deeply embedded in the tissues of her body, giving a false reading - hiding the true very acidic situation going on within her body.. The "blood ph" needs to stay (most of the time) between 7.35 and 7.45. More specific details are covered in the book The pH Miracle.
The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid you are testing will be.
All the best to you!
Maryanne and the I AM Team
I-AM Perfectly Healthy is not intended to substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your holistic physician, MD, ND…or a holistic veterinarian for your pets. The information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical problems. This information is provided for education purposes only.