The amount of acid or alkaline coursing through your veins right now plays a vital role in how you feel. Too much or too little of either will also throw your immune system out of balance and cause you to be susceptible to invading germs and viruses. When your body’s pH level is out of balance it also contributes to a variety of other illnesses including heart disease, osteoporosis, kidney and bladder problems.
If you are experiencing frequent bouts of the flu, colds, allergy flares and/or lack of energy and not feeling good for inexplicable reasons, an out-of-balance pH level in your body may be to blame.
Take the Test
An easy home pH test will give you a close reading of your body’s pH number. A simple test done with saliva or urine will let you know how close to the magic number of 7.4 your are on the pH scale.
Home pH tests kits can be purchased at most pharmacies or even order online. The kit will include easy to follow instructions, tests strips and a color chart so you can test your own salvia and urine and discover how acidic much acid is in your blood.
The test strips change colors after being dipped into fresh salvia or urine, then the color is matched against the chart to determine the pH level in your body. To get an accurate number, it is recommended to do the pH test over the course of several days and at varying times during the day.
Home pH test kits are not one hundred percent accurate, but will give you a good idea if you are suffering with an out-of-balance Ph level. If absolute accuracy is needed, schedule an appointment with your doctor for a simple blood test to determine your pH level.
You Are What You Eat
When there is too much acid in the blood, it creates a condition known as acidosis. The bad news is the overly acidic blood can lead to multiple maladies throughout the body and the good news is that usually the acidic level of the blood can easily be lowered and the pH balance restored.
Fatty foods and sugar-laden foods are typically the cause of the rise in blood acidity. No real surprise there and a diet of fatty, sugary foods will lead to the body’s pH level getting out of balance and throwing your overall health out of balance.
A well-balanced diet will lower the acidity in the blood and bring the body’s pH level back into balance. Eating less fat, less sugar and more fresh fruits and vegetables will have an almost instantaneous effect on the level of acid in your blood and energy level, followed soon thereafter with an improvement in your overall health.
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