Part 1/4: What you need to know about YOUR pH balance

Remember high school science class and pH balance? Well, if you don’t, here’s a little refresher course, in 4 parts.

 Part 1: pH Scale.

The pH scale runs from 0-14. Neutral pH is 7.0. The higher the pH (greater than 7) the more alkaline, and the lower the pH (lower than 7) the more acidic. pH Scale

pH varies throughout the body. Salvia ranges between 6.8-7.4, Hydrochloric acid, which helps to breakdown food during digestion, is 1. Urine becomes more acidic in the morning due to preparation of elimination, but usually joins salvia between 6.8-7.4. Sweat is moderately acidic to neutral between 4.5 and 7.0; Bile ranges between 5-6.5; and Blood (by far the most important measurement) is 7.3- 7.45, neutral to slightly alkaline. pH balance is important for maintaining healthy bodies.

The body requires a delicate pH balance so homeostatic mechanisms: regulation of body temperature; excretion of bodily fluids; blood sugar balance; acidity and alkalinity balance; and blood pressure can all be monitored and adjusted at a optimum state.

pH less than 7 can cause emotional and physical stress, ageing, and illness and infection, which thrives in acidic environments.Compared to a pH greater than 7 that promotes health, emotional and physical strength, and youth. When pH balance is disrupted, the body has to work harder to re-create a peaceful homeostasis (balance). If this is not achieved, acidosis and alkalosis can occur….

Aaaand, this is where I say: TO BE CONTINUED… Check back on MONDAY for

Part 2: Acidosis.

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