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Body pH and Blood pH as Indicators of Health
Below is what you will hopefully find useful in finding out more about your body’s pH and how to test it.
There are different opinions about optimum pH and this is one of them.
Nevertheless, there is a strong and growing acceptance that we are, in general, over acidic and that excess acidity is the root cause of many (if not all) of the so-called aging diseases.
Please Note: If you are not interested in the theory of pH balance and just want to find how to do urine pH and saliva pH tests then please scroll down to that section towards the bottom.
“When you drink alkaline water, you are drinking water with excess oxygen, not in the form of O2, but in the form of OH- which is very stable because it is mated with positively ionized alkaline minerals. Two of these hydroxyl ions can form a water molecule (H2O) and give out one oxygen atom.
The alkaline mineral is used to detoxify poisonous acid compounds and when that happens the hydroxyl ion is freed to supply excess oxygen to the cells to prevent the development of cancer.”
Reverse Aging, Sang Whang, 1990, page 51
The Importance of pH Balance in Maintaining Health
“Thus the saliva pH parallels the extra cellular fluid … pH paper test using saliva represents the most consistent and most definitive physical sign of the ionic calcium deficiency syndrome … The saliva pH of the non-deficient and healthy person is in the 7.5 to 7.1 slightly alkaline range. The range from 6.5 which is weakly acidic to 4.5 which is strongly acidic represents states from mildly deficient to strongly deficient, respectively.
Most children are dark blue, a pH of 7.5. Over half of adults are green-yellow, a pH of 6.5 or lower, reflecting the calcium deficiency of aging and lifestyle defects. Cancer patients are usually a bright yellow, a pH of 4.5, especially when terminal.”
The Calcium Factor: The Scientific Secret of Health and Youth,
Carl J. Reich, M.D., Gilliland Printing Inc., Arkansas City, Kansas, 1996.
pH Balance – What is the Healthy pH Range?
The pH scale ranges from 0 (the highest acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). A solution with a pH of 7 is neutral.
At pH 7, water contains equal amounts of H+ and OH- ions. Substances with a pH of less than 7 are acidic because they contain a higher concentration of H+ ions. Substances with a pH higher than 7 are alkaline because they contain a higher concentration of OH-. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14 and is logarithmic, which means that each step is ten times the previous. In other words, a pH of 5 is 10 times more acid than 6, 100 times more acid than 7 and 1,000 times more acid than 8. In this light, you can see how a slight change in your pH value can have a great impact on your internal environment and, ultimately, your health.
When healthy, the blood pH is 7.365, the pH of spinal fluid is 7.4, and the saliva pH is 7.4. This ideal blood pH measurement means it is more alkaline than acid.