Maintaining about a 7.2 pH balance in the body is as close as we can get to being invincible – very nearly superhero status. We don’t have to eat like a rabbit, either.
“Some health experts believe that our pH balance is extremely important, others say it is essential, there are a few who clearly state that it is a matter of life and death.
The only people who don’t emphasize the alkaline/acidity balance as central to health are quacks that peddle a pharmaceutical pill for every ill, a drug for every bug.”
It is completely evident to me in the 31 years since learning about pH balance in the body that this one factor all by itself is the actual tell-all about the state of health of the body.
Dr. M.T. Morter: my mentor’s mentor explains:
“By understanding how the pH levels of your body fluids affect your health, you will be able to learn just how healthy you really are. Simple tests of your saliva and urine that you can perform yourself can give you a good idea of the pH levels of your body.
If you are truly healthy, both your saliva and urine should register around pH 7.0 the first thing in the morning (as soon as you get up after at least five hours of sleep).
However, even though you usually feel good, if your diet consists mostly of meat, pasta, convenience foods, starches, and coffee or cola drinks, your early morning urine will probably register as low as pH 5, or possible as high as pH 8.”
Test your body and test your mind
“Urine tells you how your body is responding to the food you ate the day before. Saliva pH tells you how your body has adapted to your thinking and the stresses of your life,” Morter explains.
Yoga Therapist Marcus Felicetti at Mindbodygreen continues:
“Since most people are too acidic, teaching them how to return to a slightly alkaline state is a major piece of the healing puzzle.”
50% Program to get 75%
In order to maintain the optimal pH balance of right around 7.2 pH, our diet must consist of about 75% alkaline foods.
Foods that leave an alkaline ash are vegetables and fruits, some beans, some nuts, and some rice. See, not all rabbit food.
The program most successful is to eat a diet composing of a minimum of 50% foods that leave an alkaline ash.
This means that every time you eat, include a minimum of one serving from the list of alkaline ash foods.
How doable is that?
Plus, the final stretch is a piece of cake. Bad pun, but I used it anyway because it makes the point well. Once we get to 50% alkaline foods, getting to 75% is….a piece of cake. The rest comes as a matter of adaption and a new habit.
Once 7.2 pH is maintained, we really will want a carrot instead of a cookie.
And, we don’t have to stop eating cake!
We just have to keep those types of foods well under less than one quarter of what we eat.
Foods that leave an acid ash are everything else: grains, meats, dairy, wheat, sugar, etc.
Remember, it’s a balancing act. And, virtually, a fountain of youth! Totally worth a few less comfort foods.
We really are what we eat
We can keep looking for a diet that’s going to tell us something other than the truth that’s always been right in front of us, and lots of professionals make a living off of that hope, but as Marianne Williamson says, “The truth will set you free; but, first it’s going to piss you off!”
Blue Zones Project in Klamath Falls is having quite an impact and inspiring people to make healthier choices. Events like purpose workshops and the recent kickoff have all been well attended and there have been lots of volunteers. Get Blue, Klamath!
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