Your saliva pH is another important indicator of health and wellness.
When you test both your saliva and urine pH, you get a more thorough picture of what is going on with your body pH levels.
Your saliva lets you know the level of your mineral reserves available to your body.
Remember, our bodies are constantly trying to rid themselves of excess acids created by our cells doing their daily jobs.
We can overwhelm this process by eating poorly and getting little or no exercise - which creates even more acids.
These acids, if allowed to build up, irritate our tissues and steal minerals from them (as well as our teeth and bones). For more info, go to acidosis.
For directions on how to test your saliva, go to pH strips.
After you've tested, come back here to see what those results mean.
Healthy saliva should be between 7.0 and 7.5 on the pH scale.
If you get a reading in this range, it means that you have a good pH balance and plenty of mineral reserves. No modifications in your diet are necessary.
Readings of 6.25 to 6.75 mean that the body is slightly more acidic that it should be. Shifting your diet a little toward more alkaline forming foods will bring your pH back to where it needs to be.
Readings lower than 6.25 indicate severe acidity and very low mineral reserves. Your body is struggling with an acidic, toxic internal environment and your organs are under a lot of stress.
To correct this extreme imbalance, you will need to shift your diet away acid forming foods. You never want to eliminate these foods (you need the protein and fat), but do limit them (especially processed foods).
Once again, eating lots more raw fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of pure water is incredibly important when trying to achieve body pH balance.
Always remember to test your saliva before a meal or at least 30 minutes after one.
Otherwise your pH levels give a very different reading because of reactions with food and drinks.
If you'd like to give your body pH a fast shove in the right direction, check out these alkaline supplements from an excellent company called pHion.
pHion has generously offered my visitors:
20% off your entire pHion order
Use Coupon: BOOST20 at checkout
(Excludes shipping and tax)
Subscribe to my FREE newsletter:
I have spent a lot of time on your site, and I am very impressed by the excellent and invaluable info to be found here. This is some of the very best health info on the net, and you have made it easy to understand. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into this.
- Stanley F., CA
What a wonderful site you have created!!! I would like to say "thank you" for creating a site with so much wonderful information and it is so inspiring to see someone who has advocated for their own health the way you have.
- Mary, CA
I love your web site. Thank you for such wonderful information. I will be signing up for your newsletter as well.
- Terri G., CA
I contacted you several months ago about candida and you helped me immensely. Your site and news letter add tremendous value to individuals like myself.
- Loren M., TX
I really appreciate the information you've put out there for everyone to learn and benefit.
- Mark R., OH
I had been struggling to find cure for my health problems for last few years without any success. Your site is the best help and now at least I know which directions to go.
- Depak S., Maharashtra, India
I absolutely LOVE your site, the info you offer and the service you give by educating people about natural health.
- Dawn, WI