How do you know your pH is out of balance? If you've heard the praise of having your pH in balance you might wonder how you would even find out this information. Tests to test your pH balance are as easy as peeing or spitting on a strip. The strips are available at online retailers and many drugstores. The directions are easy. The fluid will change the color of the strip. You match that color up with the colors on the strip. Voila your answer in living color.
Any step you take to monitor your food or liquid intake I think is a step in the right direction. Way too many of us don’t listen to our bodies’ warning signs. We are too busy to stop long enough to change. Once sick unable to go about your regular daily tasks gives you the time to contemplate how you have been taking care of that body of yours.
One claim to fame is the water we drink. Drinking alkaline water can have you believing claims that you can prevent disease by balancing your body's pH. Promoters claim that alkaline water is energizing, hydrates the body more effectively than regular water, improves the taste of food when used in cooking, promotes "regularity," helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively, and on and on. There are even claims that it can cure everything from obesity and high blood pressure to breast cancer.
Some alkaline pH balanced totters believe that being in balance will lower your changes for cancer, including breast cancer. The conclusion to any diet, product, balancer of pH, or spitting on a strip is this: When we take control of our own health, we reap the benefits. Those benefits may include lowering your risk for heart disease, to keeping cancer at bay.
If you believe drinking alkaline water will help your health by all means drink on. Becoming informed about your health is the best way to become a well-balanced person.
We must be our own advocate.
If you could see plaque clogging your arteries... you’d floss them. If you could see a cramped heart muscle... you’d massage it. If you could see a blood clot... you’d wash it out. If you could see inside yourself... you’d talk to your doctor about heart disease.
Lois Trader is the community advocate for Lifelong Health.