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Blood pH levels: Acid or Alkaline? There has been a great deal of media coverage on the subject of blood pH (acid/alkaline) balance, but there are many tips which are always overlooked; such as,
- Don't eat a high-protein meal right before you
perform a strenuous physical activity. It's called
'acid-on-acid', and a common cause of heart
attacks. In the process of metabolizing proteins, an
acid residue (or 'ash') is produced which, when
combined with the lactic acid by-product of muscle
straining, creates an overly-acid condition in the
blood which directly affects the heart. This is a
simple protocol which might save your life.
- Buy a roll of litmus paper for checking your urine
or saliva pH. It's a simple test to see how much
strain your diet is having on your kidneys, which use
buffers such as calcium (drawn from bones) to
neutralize acids. Hold a 2" piece of litmus paper in
your first morning urine stream and compare the
color to the chart that comes with the paper. If the
result is on the acid-side (below 7.35), get scared.
Search Google for disease conditions (cancer, etc.)
existing in an acid pH, and let that propel you
into making simple changes in your diet; such as,
have a few bites of a raw vegetable at the beginning
of each meal. The stomach digests in layers, so by
providing a dose of alkaline before the acid
onslaught, you're all set to help the kidneys
neutralize dietary acids. Small changes are easy to
make. Increase the vegetables/proteins ratio to
50/50 at each meal and you'll feel like a new
person! Check your pH the following morning and
you can see the improvement for yourself.