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 a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline — 7.30 to 7.45.
Pursuing a healthy pH score may be a great way to achieve overall health.
Experts think that disease has a difficult time surviving in an alkaline environment. Inversely, they think that disease thrives in an acidic environment. If your body’s pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins and minerals from food, which always leads to symptoms. Making more alkaline food choices is always a positive step in enabling your body to become healthy.
Your pH may have a direct effect on chronic disease, particularly cancer. What if you could reduce your chances of getting cancer and many other diseases just by keeping your body more alkaline? Many experts think that this is very plausible since the natural ways to alkalize are so noninvasive, natural and tested over time.
A chronically acidic pH can occur from an acid-forming diet, chronic physical exhaustion, emotional stress, toxic overload and/or immune reactions. Thankfully, one can have an effect on many of these factors. The body will try to compensate for an acidic pH by using any alkaline minerals it can get from food. If the diet does not contain enough alkaline material to compensate because you’re not eating alkaline foods, a build-up of acids in the cells will occur, among other reactions. This makes a nice environment for many symptoms.
Cancer experts say that cancer needs both an acidic and a low-oxygen environment to survive. Many terminal cancer patients are about 1,000 times more acidic than normal healthy people.
Ways to keep your pH optimal:
First, test it. You can achieve this easily with some cheap litmus paper test strips from your local health food.
Change your eating behavior:
Take a close look at your eating habits and make changes. Try to counteract the junk that you and your kids eat with some alkaline foods. Just about our entire western diet of fried, instant, whole-grain junk is acid-forming. Don’t blame the health care system because you can’t stop eating chips or sweets.
Many holistic doctors recommend a diet containing about 60 percent alkaline-forming foods and 40 percent acid-forming foods. Nobody knows for sure because we all react differently to the same foods. Test yourself frequently to be sure that your food choices are working for you. Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.
Acid forming foods include: deep fried in junk oil foods, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains and most legumes.
Finally, stop running yourself into the ground. Chronic fatigue literally kills, slowly and painfully.
Along with good nutrition, regulating your stress level is another great way to reduce the onset and duration of all disease, so lighten up and laugh a little.
Download the free Manna Acid/Alkaline eBook and try to change your diet (not all at once – making small changes to see and feel a huge difference healthwise)
Take the Manna PH Balance supplement each day to get rid of excess uric acid. This product can help you to have a balanced PH of the body.