Bacteria, bugs and viruses cannot live in an oxygen-rich environment, nor can any type of cancer. Another way of describing such an environment is one with a balanced pH. Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 - 7.45). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH below 7.0 is acidic and a pH above 7.0 is alkaline. While it’s true you can buy an alkaline water filter and drink alkaline water, this does not guarantee your body becomes completely alkaline.
It is important that you test your pH and, if you are acidic, do whatever it takes to become alkaline. Acidity decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decreases the energy production in the cells, the ability to repair damaged cells, the ability to detoxify heavy metals, makes tumor cells thrive, and makes the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness.
It’s easy and inexpensive to test your pH. First, buy some pH paper (available on my website) and leave it on or near the toilet. For one week, first thing in the morning after waking, pee on the paper and record your answer. Do the same thing in the evenings at about 5 pm or before dinner.
Our truest measurement of pH is first thing in the morning, when the body is in a raw state (before we eat, drink, exercise or shower). When our pH is alkaline for 2 straight weeks in the morning, then we can consider ourselves alkaline!
The evening test determines pH at the end of our day; after food, drink, stress, travel, exercise. No matter what our day was like, if we’re doing enough of the ‘right’ things, we should be alkaline in the evening. When our evening pH is acidic, I always recommend eating something healthy and alkaline like a salad, a green pressed drink, or other fruit and veggies - then retest. If our pH became alkaline, wonderful! - we know what to do tomorrow and the next day. If we are still acidic, we need to look at what we are doing throughout the day - our diet, our emotions – and make positive shifts to become more alkaline.
When we alter our diet to be alkaline and our pH is still acidic – a supplement can help take you in the right direction. For body aches, pains or constipation, I recommend something like Olive Leaf, Reishi, Allicidin, Immunoven or Cordyceps. If these don’t work for you OR you’d like to try something more customized to your own body, take a look at Julie E’s Holistic Medicine Chest Remedies, find your ailment and pick the remedy of choice for you.
The pH can fluctuate a bit, however once your pH tests alkaline upon rising for 2 straight weeks - you are alkaline! For fluctuations thereafter, please use this guide: if the morning pH is acidic, consider that what you ate before bedtime could be the culprit, or that you are about to get sick. When we see the morning pH is acidic, it is a clear sign to give ourselves space to heal that day, in order to prevent getting sick. This is especially helpful for parents who can prevent their child from illness and spare the rest of the family. Magical!
What foods are alkaline, and which are acidic?
In general fruits and vegetables make our body more alkaline - even acidic types of fruits such as lemons. Carbohydrates, animal protein and dairy leave us more acidic. As always, there are exceptions to this rule so find a trustworthy list or book to by. There are snack bars and packaged foods that might say ‘Alkaline-forming food’ on the label. But always consider that one snack alone or bottle of water will not get you there. Balanced meals include protein, carbs and good fats, and have adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables.
It can take a week to assure you are alkaline or it could take months to achieve this, depending on the state of your body when you begin. When you pay careful attention to what you consume and balance your emotions and move your body, the process becomes much quicker.
Have a Healthy Day!