A pH balanced environment is the balance of acid and alkaline qualities in all fluids throughout the body. Generally normal body function is acidic and requires an input of alkaline qualities so the body can be balanced.
Your health can be compromised if your body condition is staying too acidic or too alkaline. Our internal environment is threatened with the diet of today's population.
pH is a unit of measure to define acidity or alkalinity of a solution.
By using pH test strips, (litmus paper strips) you can determine your pH factor quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home.
The scale is 0 to 14. The lower pH means the solution is more acidic. The higher pH means a more alkaline solution. A neutral reading on this scale would be a pH of 7. The best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal.
Test your pH two days a week. A urine test or a saliva test is easy to do. Something to remember is the pH of the body's fluids and tissues is an entirely different matter from stomach acid.
There are test kits available with ph balance test strips which have a colored chart included.
The body continually strives to have pH balance. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur.
Here are some of the conditions that can arise if the body is too acidic.
If you are suffering from Candidiasis do you find yourself craving sugar, gluten, alcohol or yeast products? This could be a sign for you to make some important changes in your diet.
The typical American diet is one of the worst causes because too many of these foods produce higher acidity in the body.
Our diet is the most important factor to look at in order to change any condition in the body.
We do not eat enough fresh vegetables which are alkaline producing. We need to drink more pure water.
I think I have already said that on many pages on this website.
WE MUST CLEAN UP OUR BODY if we are to get our body into a pH balanced condition.
There are many excellent products available to aid in balancing the pH.
The first thing to do, would be to monitor your own pH levels.
If you find yourself too acidic, you need to detox your body, which would be in stages, such as
One of the easiest way to get back in balance is to eat more vegetables, especially green ones.
Breakfast is the hardest change you will probably have to make. We are so used to bacon or sausage and eggs, pancakes, hot or cold cereals, coffee, fruit juice, bread products and yogurt. All of these foods will make your body acidic or promote yeast or fungus. Also these foods are very low in water content and extremely constipating.
Eating a breakfast containing sugars and the simple carbohydrates, and dense sources of protein (and fat too), is NOT the way to start your day. It will actually slow you down. Your energy will be low and your bowel sluggish.
I know this is a hard one to digest (so to speak), but eating a plate of steamed veggies, or a veggie wrap, or even a bowl of vegetable soup would be the best way to go. How about a salad!
Your breakfast should be a low-carbohydrate, high fiber, high water content.
I will list some ideas and recipes which will help your pH balance.
Each meal should be at least 70 percent alkaline and 30 percent acidic.
If you are doing some healing from an illness, it would even be better to eat an 80/20 percent alkaline diet.
The thing that I had to remember was once I mastered this new eating regime for my breakfast, the other meals would be much easier to plan. Make the main part of your meal vegetables - that would be the water content and the alkalinity part of the meal done!
Raw foods are alkalizing.
Ideally, three-quarters of your plate should be raw, high-water-content food. Having a huge salad along with brown rice, or beans, pasta or tofu would be your ideally balanced meal.
During our winter months it is sometimes easier to eat warm cooked food. I usually steam my veggies, rather than cooking them in oil. You can always add oil on your veggies after warming or steaming them.
There are some wonderful ideas for you to read in The pH Miracle.
Just think about this for a minute. One sugary dessert can ruin even the best alkaline meal.
You could first start your transition by having frozen yogurt and "health food" cookies, or yogurt with fresh fruit.
Even better, to more alkalize your dessert enjoy a bowl of fresh fruit.
How about breaking that traditional habit of eating dessert. Do we really need it?
After going on the wheat-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet that I enjoyed for nearly 6 years, I found any traditional dessert to be too sweet and too rich for me. I found the sugar free part of this to be the hardest because of my sugar addiction and my blood sugar levels had to stabilize.
When my children went to kindergarden their snack at school was not cookies and milk, it was celery sticks or sweet, crisp red bell peppers. pH-balance certainly wasn't on their minds but they enjoyed their snack foods.
Switching your present diet to a pH-balance diet is painless when you do it gradually.
Including one of the best superfoods or super greens and dandelion greens on a regular basis would be a wonderful boost to your immune system and your ph balance.
Drinking Liquid Chlorophyl will all help to put your body back into an alkaline condition.
I will continue with this pH-balance page, with information on meats and dairy.
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