PH Balancing – Acid or Alkaline

One of the key components to a healthy and happy body is your PH BALANCE and this is the measurement of your ACID and ALKALINE levels in your URINE and SALIVA.  If you manage to keep these balanced at all times this will undoubtedly keep you on track and notify you instantly before health issues start arise. High acidity is the number one indicator of your overall health. This is the easiest way to maintain your health throughout your whole life where ever you are in the world.

When balanced nutritionally, emotionally, mentally and physically our bodies will maintain our HOMEOSTASIS,phscales this is the major function of most organs and includes the regulation of blood pressure, body temperature, blood sugar levels and PH balancing.  Homeostatic levels are vital within the body so that organs and tissues can function efficiently within a narrow range of conditions and this regulation gives feedback by negativity.  When there is an imbalance, the body sets in motion a number of chemicals and mechanisms to counter balance the disturbance.  For instance when your body overheats from exercise, sweating is stimulated until the desired temperature is reached back down to normal. When you eat, blood sugar levels are brought back in to balance with insulin from the pancreas. Excess acid needs to be neutralized and brought back to the body’s normal ph level.

Your ideal Body Temperature is between 97f to 98.6f or 36.1c to 37.2c

Your ideal PH levels be between 7.30 and 7.45 – almost slightly alkaline

Water has a ph of 7.0

Acidosis occurs when there is a disturbance of the body’s acid-base balance. This is an accumulation of acid build up or loss of alkaline base causing the body to be too acidic. Alkalosis is when alkalinity is too high. Vegans tend to be more alkaline and meat eaters more acidic. Over time, if the balances are not corrected these can lead on to serious health issues.

Allergies, Skin Conditions and Aching Joints – Your are constantly too Acidic

What Happens When You Are Too ACIDIC

The internal environment of your body is paramount to your health and when the PH balance is too acidic the body has to maintain its balance by doing the following 2 processes:

  1. Excess acid is released through the skin – causing allergies ie: eczema, skin irritation, acne, boils and pimples, headaches, general soreness in muscles and cramps, swelling, inflammation and aches and pains.
  2. The body neutralizes the acid by borrowing precious alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and manganese from other parts of your bodybones, joints, muscles and teeth. This causes the symptoms of back and muscle pain, aggravates arthritis and inflammation, early onset of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and can cause kidney stones and premature ageing and many more … eventually leading to cancer.

Latest research states that Vitamin C and D and sodium are taken from vital organs and bones to help neutralize the acid and remove it from the body.  This would answer why high levels of Free Radicals are also found to be released when acid levels are too high. Free radicals are basically cells that have gone bad and are released when the PH goes out of balance.  Antioxidants as in Vitamin A,C,E and the minerals Zinc, Copper and Selenium help to destroy these free radicals.  It is so important to keep your metabolism at the right levels and not overworking.  Weight gain is imminent as the body cannot burn off fat efficiently. High levels of free radicals will bring on premature ageing and conclusively bring on health issues and diseases like cancer.

To bring your body to its correct PH balance you need to achieve the following these 3 principles:

  1. Diet – Completely look at your diet and nutritional needs and start to look at ways where you can make changes for your overall health and prevent further allergies and illnesses. Use the food chart and nutritional supplementation below.
  2. Lifestyle – Have a good sleep pattern, start exercising or walking every day, stop drinking and smoking.
  3. Mental Health  – Having negative thoughts, emotional stress, anxiety and depression will make your body more acidic and you need to turn this around and bring in more positive emotions and thoughts with less stress and anxiety.

Once you start with your diet the rest will fall into place and transform your whole life to be a happier you.

PH Testing Strips & Guidelines

First of all the important thing is too try and test the urine and saliva twice a day, at the same time every day for about 10 to 14 days.  This will give you a more accurate reading.  Clients that have been chronically ill for a long time will continue testing for much longer in the beginning until they feel noticeable better.

  • SALIVA – Test first thing in the morning by spitting onto the PH strip or spoon if easier.  Ideally you are testing without drinking or eating anything in the last 30 minutes as this can drastically alter your reading by what you have consumed.  Test again in the afternoon trying to keep to the same time and away from any food or drink.
  • URINE – Test first thing in the morning and test the same time in the afternoon with your saliva testing. Record your findings on the chart below.

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Your urine PH starts out as acid and goes to neutral after intake of food, then goes to acid and then neutral in the afternoon so keep this in mind.  The mouth is alkaline, the stomach is acid, the small intestine is alkaline and the large intestine is acid. The only time that your PH for urine and saliva should be same is when you are born and when you die!

What you are looking to achieve is that your urine tests should be moving more towards being less acidic in the mornings and  be heading towards 6.8 to 7.4 and your saliva should be between 6.9 to 7.4.  The ideal difference between these measurements at any giving time should be about 0.5.  The further apart the numbers  the more fatigued you are. The closer together the numbers the more energy you will have.

Once you have an idea of your PH reading then use the following information to help you make the corrections. The first list gives you the nutritional supplements that are needed in the short and long term to keep your PH balanced. The second chart gives you a table of foods that will help you alkalize and acidify your body. Not all foods are on here as yet and with more research I will be updating this table periodically.  I will send out updates through my newsletters.

Nutritional Supplements to Help you Alkalize & Acidify

To Raise the PH from Acid to Alkaline in Urine and Saliva

  • Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Omega 3,6,9

My suggestion in order of preference by using nutritional supplements would be the following:

  1. Calcium Complete by Cabot Health (take 1 tablet with each meal)
  2. Acidity Comb C by Schuessler Tissue Salts (take 1 tablet with each meal)
  3. Digestive Enzymes by Cabot Health (take 1 tablet with each meal)

To Lower the PH from Alkaline to Acid in Urine and Saliva

  • Vitamin A, C, E
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium and Magnesium

My suggestion in order of preference by using nutritional supplements would be the following:

  1. Vitamin C by Thompsons (cut the tablet into quarters and take with each meal)


Highly Alkalizing –

Lemons & limes


Vegetable juices

Lentils & onions


Baking soda



Sweet potato

Seaweed & Sea vegetables

Sea salt & mineral water

Nectarines & raspberries

Highly Acidic –




Beer & Wine

Cheese & sweetened yoghurt

All sugars & artificial sweeteners

White vinegar & table salt

Ice cream, jam and jelly

Brazil nuts, hazelnuts & walnuts

Whole wheat foods

Lobster & seafood

Soft drinks

Moderately Alkalizing –

Red Apples

Mango & kiwi fruit

Green beans & broccoli

Asparagus & peas


Garlic & ginger


Spices & pepper

Herbal teas

Melons & grapefruit


Soy sauce


Moderately Acidic –

Chicken & pork

Snow peas & green peas

Basmati rice


Cottage cheese

Peanuts & pecans

Corn and maize


Mussels & squid




Oat bran

Low Alkalizing –

Avocado & avocado oil

Banana & grapes

Cucumber, lettuce & celery

Coconut oil & olive oil

Leeks & mushrooms

Peach & pear

Green apples

Sprouts & watercress

Pumpkin & squashes

Almonds & sunflower seeds

Blackberries & blueberries

Strawberries & oranges

Alfalfa sprouts, sprouted seeds


Cabbage & cauliflower



Brussel sprouts


Low Acidic –

Milk & cream

Goats & sheep cheese & milk


Fish and shellfish

Almond oil & sesame oil

Spelt & millet




Spinach & string beans


Figs, guava & dates


Brown rice


Maple syrup



Disclaimer: These charts are for information only and should not be used for the treatment of medical conditions. has used all reasonable care in compiling this information but makes no warranty as to its accuracy.  Please consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

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