Our bodies are in effect mini-ecosystems, biological terrains in which nutritional status, level of toxicity and pH or acid/alkaline balance play key roles. By detoxifying our body's acidic waste, we are taking steps toward preventing disease and restoring our overall health. Acidic waste is destructive - it eats up oxygen and inflames tissues, setting up a terrain that is conducive to disease formation.
Without regular intake of highly bio-available minerals, maintaining an ideal pH is impossible. To achieve optimal health, we must first establish or restore an ideal body tissue pH in the range of 6.4-7.0. Almost all chronic illness takes place in a body that has become overly acidic due to the gradual depletion of its mineral reserves.
Tear off an inch of the pH paper from the dispenser and test your first morning urine. Testing later in the day is not accurate, as certain foods, like sugar, can cause you to excrete more minerals. If your mineral reserves are good enough to have a decent pH first thing in the morning, you are in good shape! Saliva testing is not as effective, as there is supposed to be rich alkaline minerals in our saliva to help with digestion.
Interpreting your results
All chemical reactions in the body function optimally in the right pH. Many processes will not function at all if the body is not in the ideal range. If the overall body pH becomes overly acidic, it becomes harder and harder for the body to uptake other nutrients, such as minerals, vitamins or herbs. A highly acidic pH creates a hostile internal environment, like a raging storm, making the body struggle to get the nutrients it needs. The more acidic you become, the worse you will most likely feel. Common symptoms of acidic pH include: feeling lousy, pessimistic, angry, irritable, fatigued, lacking energy and having little to no desire to help others.
As the body comes into better balance (pH 6.4 to 7.0), it is like a sunny spring day; your body can easily assimilate minerals that were very difficult to absorb at a more acidic pH. You start feeling great, optimistic, happy, joyful, full of energy and you have a desire to help others. People literally feel a phenomenal shift that they had no idea was related to pH!
Maintain an ideal pH