What is pH? How to Test and Balance Your Body’s Level

Do you want to learn what pH means and how to test your body’s pH level to balance how acidic or alkaline your blood is?

I first started testing my pH back in the early 1990’s because of health issues and can say from experience that it’s very effective.

What is pH?

pH means the power of hydrogen and measures the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The pH scale was invented back in 1909 by a Danish chemist named Soren Peder Lauritz Sorensen. The scale measures from 0 – 14 with 7 being neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic and higher than 7 is alkaline.

  • Acidic pH means that your blood contains too much acid and is called acidosis.
  • Neutral pH is 7 on the scale. Water has a pH of 7.
  • Alkaline pH from 7.0 – 7.45 is considered ideal by most doctors. Higher than 7.45 is called alkalosis.

How to Test Your Body’s pH Level?

The pictures below show the pH strips that I currently use. I recommend testing in the morning before drinking or eating for a more accurate reading.

  • Tear off 1″ to 2″ of paper
  • Wet with saliva or hold in urine stream (urine is more accurate than saliva)
  • Your results are immediate once the strip is wet
  • Compare the strip to the closest color on the chart included

What is the Ideal pH for the Body?

Our bodies are mostly water and pure water is neither acidic or alkaline with a pH of 7. Values below 7 are considered acidic and values above 7 are considered alkaline.

Where to Buy pH Testing Strips?

You can find them at your local health store or online at Amazon.

Will Balancing Your pH Level Improve Your Health?

Some health experts say that testing it’s important while others say it doesn’t make a difference. I can personally say that balancing my pH has helped clear up a lot of health issues, including neurological problems which I believe are caused by a lack of oxygen in the brain.

  • Acidic pH means the body is low on oxygen
  • Alkaline pH means the body is loaded with oxygen 🙂

Dr Otto Warburg (1883-1970) was a German chemist who discovered that cancer is caused by the lack of oxygen in the cells and cannot survive if the body’s pH level is alkaline (cancer cells thrive in acidic conditions). He received the Noble Prize in 1931 for his work. Dr Warburg’s Research Papers

Water, Oxygen and pH

Water carries oxygen to our cells, tissues, and organs through the blood. Drinking pure water and eating foods high in water will help the body stay alkaline. Water also hydrates the skin, flushes out toxins, and regulates body temperature.

Water Content of Vegetables

  • Broccoli 91%
  • Carrots 87%
  • Cauliflower 92%
  • Celery 95%
  • Cucumber 96%
  • Eggplant 92%
  • Green Cabbage 93%
  • Lettuce 96%
  • Radish 95%
  • Red Tomatoes 94%
  • Spinach 92%
  • Zucchini 95%
  • 52 Vegetables With High Water Content

Water Content of Fruits

  • Apple 85%
  • Apricot 86%
  • Banana 74%
  • Blueberries 84%
  • Cantaloupe 90%
  • Grapes 81%
  • Orange 87%
  • Peach 89%
  • Pineapple 86%
  • Plum 87%
  • Strawberries 91%
  • Watermelon 91%
  • 52 Fruits With High Water Content

Do I eat only fresh whole fruits and vegetables? No, usually my whole day is fresh food except one meal and I try to make it light and healthy. I try to stay away from drive-thru restaurants, fried food, and overly processed packaged food. Growing up in an Italian family on the Standard American Diet, I would have to say that pizza and pasta was the hardest for me to give up. I will still eat it occasionally but not everyday like I use to. I focus more on eating oxygen-rich foods including foraged wild edible plants 🙂

I am not a doctor and this information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. I recommend seeking the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or changing your diet.

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