The Importance of an Alkaline ph
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Research suggests and I believe that a chronically acid ph keeps the body in a very receptive state for all types of degenerative disease including heart disease, arthritis, cancer and diabetes. It is also one of the hidden and insidious reasons some people can’t lose weight, no matter what they do.
Unfortunately, most people do have an acidic system. Overuse of coffee, diet drinks, alcohol and prescription drugs are part of the reason as all of these create an over-acid environment. Diets lacking in enough high-alkaline foods is another reason most people I’ve tested show an over-acid ph level.
Testing is easy. You just get ph-testing strips and spit on them. The color they turn tells you what your ph levels are.
I would strongly suggest that you educate yourself about balancing the ph levels and, if you feel you have an acidic system, get on some sort of regimen to correct it.
You can correct an acid ph thru diet but if you are like me, you want the foods you want. I choose to correct my ph thru supplementation.
Coral calcium is an excellent alkalizer as is alkaline water. You can get an alkaline water system to create alkaline water or order a product like Body Alkalizer to add to water, which turns water alkaline. I don’t excluslively drink alkalized water but do about half purified water and half alkaline.
I have used a product called Teccino in with my organic coffee, to neutralize some of the acid in my favorite morning libation. There is another product called Coffee Tamer that can be added to coffee to neutralize the acid and there are brands of coffee that are low acid so look for those in the health food stores.
In the past I treated my water with a product called Prill Beads but felt that they might be releasing a little too much magnesium for me. I got concerned after a friend emailed that her dog had very high magnesium levels when checked by the vet and she had been giving her pet Prill water too. Of course, a dog is smaller than a human but still, I stopped using them after that.
I’ve used a product called Neutralizer II with success as well, as an acid neutralizer.
One of the easiest ways to alkalize is to drink baking powder in water. I mix about a half teaspoon in a glass of water and sip it.