by: Pamela Ballard
Your pH says a lot about the state of your health. pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline, 7.30 to 7.45.
The symptoms of an overly acidic body are weight gain, decreased energy, inflammation, increased toxins, mental fog, heartburn, digestive issues, acid reflux/GERD, cancer, gingivitis and osteoporosis. When we maintain proper pH levels, injuries heal faster and health challenges improve more quickly.
The Standard American Diet is an overly processed diet full of acid-forming foods such as "polluted" meat, pasteurized dairy, genetically-modified modern wheat, foods with chemicals, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, sugar and non organic foods full of pesticides.
Stress is also a huge contributing factor to having an overly acidic condition.
Do you have any of the above symptoms or health concerns?
6 Steps for Becoming Alkaline:
The goal is to get your morning urine pH between 6.5 and 7.5. You may be surprised to find that some of your favorite foods are actually acid-producing and the ones you think are acidic really aren't. Additionally, your pH will vary depending on the time of day, what you ate or drank the day before and even your stress levels.
1. Pump up your produce intake.
2. Ban bread.
3. Chuck the condiments.
4. Boost your beans and seeds.
5. Get rid of artificial sweeteners.
6. Reduce alcohol, dairy (cheese too) and coffee.
Give it a try for just one week and see if you feel any shifts in your health and energy levels. Contact Pamela via EMAIL or (303) 378-2689 for a consultation and help with your diet today!