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Living Healthier…Maintaining your pH Balance

By Dr. John Bradley Soliven-Llaguna RN, DHMS, HD, NMD

If you’re interested in finding out whether acidification is a problem in your life, there’s good news. The tests for acidity are both accurate and easy to use. Measuring urinary pH and/or the pH of your saliva are two good tests that are available right now. In addition to determining the level of acidity within the body’s internal environment, pH testing can also give an inside view of the body’s ability to metabolize acids, which is an extremely important function.

The Nature’s Sunshine home pH test Kit is a simple tool providing you and your family a fast and easy way to measure their body’s pH level by testing urine or saliva.

Results are shown immediately on the pHydrion litmus paper in accurate 5.5 to 9.0 increments.

The bulk of North American diets consist of foods that leave an acidic residue within the body. This occurs when food is metabolized and broken down, leaving certain chemical and metallic residues which yield either acid or alkaline potentials of pH for the body. It is these residues from our daily dietary choices that appear to most strongly influence body pH levels.

When the diet is imbalanced with an excess of these acid or alkaline residues, which most western-world diets are, body pH is directly and immediately impacted, causing body fluids to lie constantly within the acidic range. And, just like acid rain upon a forest, an imbalanced pH can slowly but steadily corrode your body and lead to numerous health problems.

What is acid/alkaline or pH balance?

pH balance is the balance of acid and alkaline qualities in all fluids throughout the body. General cellular function is acidic in nature and hence requires an input of alkaline qualities so that the body can strive for a balance. Perfect balance is never really achieved at any given moment and balance is a never-ending task/goal that is in constant perpetuation. If your body’s overall chemistry is pushed or forced into staying too acidic or alkaline then your health is compromised or in danger.

Most Canadians and Americans maintain high acidity because of diet, stress and toxic environment. Blood is one of the fluid systems that is constantly trying to maintain a pH of 7.4 (slightly alkaline). If your blood is “pushed” in an acidic direction, your body will search/find alkaline elements (calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium) to create and maintain balance. Other body fluids such as urine and saliva can be measured/monitored with pH paper test strips that measure hydrogen ion concentration. Readings can range from approximately 5.5 to 8.0 (acid<-> alkaline). A reading of 7.0 is neutral.

Why is pH (acid/alkaline) balance important?

1 – When the body has a more balanced pH you:
a) Avoid disease and illness
b) Have more energy (less or no fatigue)
c) Generally feel better (less aches and pains)
d) Sleep better
e) Maintain proper body weight and metabolism

2 – When acid/alkaline is more balanced you:
a) Improve digestion
b) Assimilate vitamins and nutrients better

3 – When pH is balanced, potential illness and disease is drastically reduced and you SAVE MONEY!

Poor health is EXPENSIVE in the long run!

Good health is less expensive in the long run. It is up to you to take more responsibility to form and maintain healthy eating and exercise habits. Take responsibility for your health and reduce/eliminate disease, illness, frequent doctor/hospital visits.

About Acid

The human body’s metabolic process is naturally acid-producing (wastes). This cellular waste, however, needs to be neutralized or “balanced” to a degree so that it can be safely eliminated without damaging tissues of the glands and organs responsible for detoxifying the body.

Each body fluid system (blood, lymph, etc.) has its own natural degree or measurement of acidic quality. Acidity supports decomposition, decay, disease, and energy loss. Most Americans maintain high acidity because of “acid-causing” lifestyle characteristics that include but are not limited to diet, stress, toxic environments. Therefore, “alkaline input” has to come from or be created somewhere (food/supplements, air, lifestyle habits) to insure a level of balance.

An acidic pH, or “acidosis,” is the term used to describe the imbalanced acidic condition of all our body fluids. Virtually all cellular functions of the body are sensitive to the pH of their fluids. If the Ph deviates too far to the acid side, cells become poisoned in their own toxic acidic wastes and die.

About Alkalinity

Alkalinity is the human body’s metabolism is needed to “neutralize” or “balance” acidity. The availability and presence of alkalinity in the body’s acid-producing environment is counteractive to illness and disease and prevents decomposition.

Acid waste can be safely eliminated by kidneys, liver, etc., only when “alkaline input” has played its balancing role. Minerals such as high absorption calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium promote alkalinity.

Monitor your own pH levels and learn more about how to improve vitality and alkalinity with Nature’s Sunshine pH home testing kit.


Over the years I have been able to assist many patients to retain or regain their health one patient at a time. As you can see, the habits and lifestyles of contemporary culture will not lead us to vibrant health. So long as people are not aware of their health choices degenerative disease will continue to escalate, at our expense. Yet, as we educate ourselves, educate others and apply natural living philosophies to daily living, the tide will turn and our collective health will be restored to full vibrancy, as nature intended.

The best things in life are rarely easy to attain. Nevertheless, we can all thrive in a natural lifestyle. Change can be intimidating or a bit scary, but by simply shopping for natural foods instead of conventional groceries you’re taking a huge step towards your goals. It’s relatively easy, and once you’ve made the switch, everything else will follow.

By applying the principles in Nature’s Sunshine guide – including monitoring your daily pH – you will be able to lose (or gain) weight, improve your energy, help prevent or reverse degenerative disease, increase your energy level, enhance your sense of well being and attain vibrant health. So let’s get started.

pH Balance Kit includes:

100 test strips with chart
Living Healthier…Maintaining your pH Balance User Guide
- Which includes detailed user information, charts to track your levels, alkaline diet and alkalizing/acidifying foods chart.

Get started for only $25.00 plus shipping.

Email Diane Vitellaro at Diane@thehealthytruth.NET, to receive your pH Balance Kit

Try PH Balancing whole food supplements also known as Superfoods along with your alkaline foods to support your body.

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