Your bodies have a specific acid-alkaline balance. The pH levels affect not only your cells, but also the quality of soil, ocean life and many other things.
pH is a term used to describe potential hydrogen – a measure of hydrogen ions in a given solution. When it comes to human body, the solutions are actually the tissues and fluids found in your body.
In order to measure how alkaline or acidic certain substance is, scientists have developed a pH scale that ranges from 0 to 14. Seven is the neutral value. Above seven the substance becomes very alkaline while below seven it becomes progressively more acidic.
It is good to mention that the proper pH balance depends on the part of the body we are measuring. The skin, bowels and vagina should be slightly above seven. In this way, the bacteria that often attack these body parts won’t get the chance to reach them.
It is natural for saliva to be more alkaline and the urine is typically more acidic. Our body interacts with acids on a daily basis because many acids are actually by-products of metabolism, respiration, exercise and cellular breakdown.
When it comes to our health, measuring the pH value of our blood is certainly the most important activity. In order to secure the best cellular health, you must have blood pH that is only slightly alkaline – the pH should be between 7.36 and 7.4.
It is crucial to understand how the body manages to keep this proper pH balance. This is not something that happens without a reason because the body is focused on creating conditions to reach this balance.
There are many people who keep their cells above the recommended acidic value (without an intention) by consuming processed foods, foods with a lot of sugar and animal products created on factory farms.
This type of dieting will certainly leave some negative effects on the body over time. The organs that are affected the most are the liver, kidneys and digestive system in general.
Allergies, inflammation, skin problems, arthritis, bowel issues, constipation, stress (both mental and physical) and certain chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are great “fans” of this type of diet.
Increased acidity also prepares a fertile ground for bad bacteria (fungus and yeast for example) and for some viruses that can cause a lot of problems to our health.
That’s why, having a proper pH balance is one of the most important things for those who want to be healthy.
The pH Balance Remedy
- 4 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
- 2/3 teaspoon of baking soda
Mix all the ingredients together. The combination will start to fizz right away.
Keep adding baking soda until you notice that the fizz stops and then pour 8 ounces of filtered water in the glass. Sit down and drink the solution.
This simple remedy will help you reach proper pH balance and create the perfect alkaline-forming environment in the system.