What is pH?
pH is a numeric scale used for specifying the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The range goes from 0 – 14, with 7 being neutral. Acidity is represented by pHs of less than 7, while base is represented by pHs greater than 7. Solutions with higher pH, have higher ions, are more acidic and less alkaline. Solutions with lower pH, have fewer ions, are less acidic and more alkaline.
All solutions, the foods, the cleaning products, the fertilizer for the plants, our blood, our house cleaning products, have their own pH levels.
Why is pH level important?
To stay alive, our bodies need to maintain alkalinity. Our blood’s pH level should range between 7.3 and 7.5. We cannot survive with a pH lower than 7.0 or higher than 7.8.
An acidic body is susceptible to the growth of unwanted organisms, viruses, bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast and others. An over-acidic body is a sure target for cancer.
How do we maintain alkalinity in our body?
The normal pH of our body parts and fluids is slightly alkaline, but they will fluctuate their range in order to maintain the blood pH at strictly between 7.35 and 7.45. This is what is called as “homeostasis.” This is when the body automatically makes adjustments in itself, to be able to maintain the blood with the required pH level.
We can help our body maintain our alkalinity by eating the right foods to get the right nutrients that our body needs. Most fruits and vegetables make our body alkaline while meat, grains and dairy make our body acidic. Having a daily balanced meal of meat, grains, dairy, fish, fruits and vegetables will help our body maintain its natural pH level, to be able to fight off disease-causing microorganisms.
We can help our body maintain a good pH level by living a simple, easy, happy life. Avoiding stress and bad habits, and keeping a bright outlook in life with good food and proper exercise, will help keep our body in good shape as well. Maintaining the appropriate pH level in our body is the key to optimal health.
Signs that our pH Level is Off
When our pH level is not ideal, these symptoms occur: acid reflux, hormonal imbalances, premature aging, immune deficiency, indigestion, poor metabolism, weight gain, heartburn, cardiovascular diseases, difficulty losing weight, osteoporosis, joint inflammation, mineral deficiencies, yeast and fungal growth, constipation, arthritis, fatigue, brain fog, frequent urination, bladder conditions, kidney stones, diabetes, hypoglycemia, sore muscles, low energy, chronic fatigue, cancer, chronic illness and many, many more.
When we begin to feel the above signs, we should realize that our pH level might need some re-alignment. Perhaps it’s time to consider a change in our diet and our lifestyle before it’s too late.