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.
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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