potential hydrogen

What is pH?

pH stands for potential hydrogen. The pH of the body is one aspect of health that is often overlooked and yet it holds a great amount of influence on our overall health.

What is the role of pH?

  • pH ensures uptake of minerals which are vital to survival.

The pH scale goes from 0 – 14 with 7 being neutral. The body has different pH ranges throughout.

For example:

  • The range for the pH of the blood in the body 7.35 – 7.45.
  • The range of urine pH is between 4.8 – 8.5.
  • The range of pH in the stomach is between 2 – 3.

There are myths out there that suggest than an alkaline pH is where the body is balanced, however, when the urine and saliva pH are at 6.4 this is where the body is most balanced and has the least amount of symptoms.

How To Test pH:

  • One can test the pH of the body by using pH test strips or test paper that can be found at any natural health store.
  • Urine and saliva are best for testing the pH of the body. Check the pH of your urine and saliva at the same time of the day on separate pH test strips or test paper. Match the color immediately – don’t wait 15 or 30 seconds.
  • Do not use the first void of the morning.

When testing pH the saliva pH # represents the ability of the liver to create enzymes to break down food.

The urine pH # represents how the digestion in the small and large intestine are working.

If you are acidic the bodily functions are moving too fast and the body can’t absorb all the nutrients it needs, can’t Blood balance formula and Blood balance advanced formula eliminate toxins properly and steals calcium from your bones.

If you are too alkaline the bodily functions are moving too slowly and the digestive and elimination systems slow down. The body is so backed up and filled with toxins that it can absorb little to no vitamins or minerals.

There are five different patterns of pH:

Pattern ONE: Both urine and saliva are at 6.4. Here the body is balanced and has the least amount of symptoms.

Pattern TWO: Double Alkaline

  • Here the pH of both urine and saliva are over 6.4 (also known as Torpid – Toxic Condition)
  • Here the body is too alkaline and therefore the bodily functions are working too slowly.

Expect to see these symptoms:

  • Colon – Constipation and a very toxic colon. Parasites, microbial organisms such as yeast and bacteria growth. The bowel is reabsorbing its waste and there is an overload of toxins in the system. Expect congestion in the sinus and upper respiratory infections.
  • Digestion – The higher the pH is above 6.4 the more digestive issues will occur.
  • Female – Expect PMS and heavy menses and cramping because the uterus is receiving toxins from other parts of the body.
  • Skin – Expect to see complexion problems and body odor along with bad breath.
  • Structure – Expect back problems with a curvature of the spine to the left. The body will tend to be overweight.

Pattern THREE: Low – High Ratio

  • Here the pH of urine is below 6.4 and the pH of saliva is above 6.4. The further the numbers are apart the greater the energy loss.

Expect to see these symptoms:

  • Digestion – Expect bloating, gas and digestive discomfort.
  • Skin – Expect skin rashes and dry skin problems.
  • Structure – Expect a large gut.

Pattern FOUR: High – Low Ratio

  • Here the pH of urine is above 6.4 and the pH of saliva is below 6.4.

Expect to see these symptoms:

  • Blood – Expect anemia and a deficiency in iron and/or a deficiency in vitamin B – 12.
  • Circulation – This pattern leads to strokes, high blood pressure and vascular problems with vessel fragility.
  • Digestion – If the acid number is very low expect diarrhea.
  • Muscles – Expect leg cramps because calcium is not being utilized properly
  • Structure – Expect muscular discomfort in the lower extremities and aching bones.

Pattern FIVE: Low – Low Ratio

  • Here the pH of urine and saliva are below 6.4.

Expect to see these symptoms:

  • Digestion – The digestion is inadequate since the food is moving too fast through the digestive tract. This results in indigestion and heartburn. Malnourishment may occur due to the overly rapid digestion and mineral deficiencies.
  • Emotion – This pattern suggests emotional stress such as depression, anxiety, nervousness and mood swings.
  • Organs – Look for damage to kidneys, bladder and heart tissue.

Two Additional Notes To Consider:

  1. If urine is acidic look for reproductive problems, adrenal problems, calcium deficiency and muscle cramping.
  2. If saliva is acidic look for liver or lung problems and could stem from exposure to chemicals and B12 anemias.

Consider the following diet suggestions for ACIDIC pH to help RAISE the body’s pH:

  • Distilled Water with Lemon – Lemon is the most alkalizing substance known!
  • Calcium Gluconate – this is a bone builder that does not require any other minerals to work
  • Calcium Hydroxide or Citrate
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Vitamin D
  • Onion Soup (high in Vitamin C)
  • Lime Water (hard water)
  • May need to eliminate meat/animal flesh since meats produce uric acid
  • Add Manganese rich foods like Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
  • Digestive Enzymes with each meal
  • Baking soda bath will pull acid out of the body and help to make the body more alkaline

Consider the following diet suggestions for ALKALINE pH to help LOWER the body’s pH