pH, what it should be and how to accurately assess it?!
Take broad range pH strips and run under your urine stream. Urine is more reliable. The mouth can be affected by enzymes produced in the mouth, what we ate last, etc.
First urine void in the morning should be in a range between 6.0-6.5 and later in the day, not second void but afternoon or evening, should be in a range between 6.5-7+. Preferably 7+.
To get the most accurate baseline, check your urine pH 2 x a day, 4 x a week for two weeks. Since blood chemistry is rather dynamic, it is important to assess pH as mentioned, as opposed to checking it once or twice haphazardly.
Be on the alert to not assume a blue color first void in the morning is good. Most people mistakenly think they are doing great when their pH strips reflect a high alkalinity reading first thing in the morning. It should be in the range referenced above.
In emergency or semi-emergency situations, the body will produce ammonia, which is a pH of 8.2-8.5 in order to compensate for a high acid condition. It ends up looking like a person is alkaline, when they can in fact be running very acidic. So, follow the guidelines above.
Monitor and record your results over that two week period. If you are running acidic, alter your dietary regimen to include more mineral rich alkaline foods, supplements, manage your stress better, drink alkaline ionized water, cut out sodas, Vitamin Water, Gatorade, etc., reduce alcohol, coffee and meats.
More disease conditions exist in an acidic condition of the blood and body tissues and we have never expressed as many degenerative diseases per capita as a culture as we are now.
Manage your blood chemistry and you will reflect greater health throughout your life.
For more information, contact Steve Marmor at: Herbs & More-your Natural Health Center, Encinitas, Ca. 92024 760 753-7272 www.herbsandmore.com since 1993.