The first method is to measure the pH level of your saliva and the second method is to measure the pH level of your urine.
Using either pH litmus paper or pH plastic test strips is the easiest way to see how your internal pH levels are going. It is by monitoring your pH levels that doors of understanding can open as to why your health is the way it is. With the process of reestablishing pH balance being relatively the same as maintaining a healthy pH level in your swimming pool, knowing how to test your pH levels is quite eye-opening.
For just like a pool, your body is primarily made of water so it makes sense that maintaining a crystal clear and balanced pH terrain is the goal.
The pH range is measured in points that start at 0 and ends at 14.
Each point represents a reading ten times stronger than the other. That is pH8 is 10 times more alkaline than pH7 and pH4 is 10 times more acidic than pH3.
To illustrate, Cola, at pH2.5, is 100,000 times more acidic than your blood at pH 7.35 to 7.45.
Saliva is more changeable than urine. Even the thought of your favourite food will change the value of saliva pH, this is why we recommend the more accurate urine test.
Note: The manufacturer does not recommend placing the test paper in your mouth, even though it is not toxic.
*Midstream means to start your urination and when you feel you're half finished, that's when you dip your paper into the urine flow or alternatively, when you collect a small sample for measuring.
Note: According to the manufacturer, the Hydrion test paper was designed for immediate reading. If you wait 30 seconds, the value will change due to evaporation. Don't even wait 5 seconds; read immediately.
Measuring your saliva reading upon waking generally gives a higher acid level reading (6.2 - 6.8). This should move towards the more alkaline levels (7.0 - 7.4) after your first meal and during the day. If it doesn't, try drinking alkalising minerals - i.e. 4 grams of sodium bicarbonate in 200ml of water that has an alkaline pH of 7.0 or greater.
Measuring your urine gives a relatively true reading of how your digestive system is processing the foods you eat.
The first urination measured after sleeping can be expected to be acidic as the body filters acid out of the kidneys as our body's repair when resting.
If the first urination is alkaline (pH7 and above), it may indicate your body has insufficient alkaline buffers to neutralise acidic foods and drinks that you may have consumed the day before. This reading may indicate you have a weakness in the eliminatory organs.
Measuring the second and proceeding urinations should give you a reading in the alkaline range. To increase urine pH which is a direct indicator of tissue pH, have a go at the "Salt Water Cleanse", or regularly drink 3 teaspoons of unrefined rock salt or sea salt in 200 - 300ml of alkaline water.
Don't make the mistake of thinking just one test is enough to determine your body pH. pH levels vary during the day due to activities, stress and food.
Measurements should be taken several times a day for 4 - 5 days.
Bear in mind, if you're on an intense cleansing regime, the reactivated stores of acid will re-circulate and be picked up by the kidneys to be excreted into the urine. So, you'll get acid readings while the body is labouring to make it-self more alkaline.
If your second urination reads 7.0 or higher on the pH scale, you're alkaline. Below that indicates an acidic condition.
It is believed that if the body's waters are in an acidic state...
In a nut-shell and without a skerrick of doubt, if your body is in a continual state of acidity, you're not a happy chappy. It is generally accepted by scientific investigation that an average reading of 7.4 is the optimal level for healthy and disease free living in your body.
To maintain the pH balance of your urine...
The paper and plastic pH strips used for testing urine and saliva are designed to measure buffered solutions so therefore are not accurate measuring tools for water. To measure water so simply use the water pH testing kits. Check your tap water - check your filtered water - check your bottled water. You may be very much surprised at what you find.
What ever water is the cleanest, is alkaline and has the highest negative millivolt ORP reading that you can get, that's the water you need to be drinking.
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