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DO IT! The leading killers to the American population are heart disease, diabetes, and obesity is all avoidable. These health problems and other serious health conditions including; allergies, depression, poor digestion, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, anxiety and many more have a direct link to our diets and nutritional intake. By measuring your saliva pH at home you can quickly and easily gauge the nutritional stress your body is under and determine if additional nutritional support is needed. Americans are slowly killing themselves with fast food and prolonged nutritional depletion, but there is hope. By improving our diets and taking nutritional supplements we can reverse the effects of degenerative diseases. A saliva pH test may simple be the answer to the health care crisis America is facing.
Saliva pH is controlled by your diet and the amount of vitamins and minerals you have in your body. Lower saliva pH is a good indicator for the need of vitamin and mineral supplements. Saliva pH over 7.0 is a good indicator that you are taking in enough vitamins and minerals. This simple test is a good general way to measure the amount of vitamins and minerals you need. The benefits of saliva pH testing are that it is simple, inexpensive and the patient control over monitoring their path back to good health. Saliva pH has been used by physicians for decades as a general indicator of your body’s health. Recent research has linked low saliva pH to poor nutrition and has been found to be an indicator in several leading diseases. Saliva pH is usually measured from 5-9, the lower your score the more acidic and the more likely to have health problems. Your ideal saliva pH level should be between 7.0-7.4, this is either 1st thing in the morning or an hour after any food or fluid intake. The good news is that you can monitor and improve your health without costly medications or doctors visits. You can improve your saliva pH by improving the foods you eat and the nutritional supplements you take.
To increase your saliva pH levels you need to know what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. The body recognizes foods as either acid , neutral or alkaline based. High protein foods like meats, fish, beans and chicken tend to make the body more acidic. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are more alkaline in nature and will help raise your saliva pH level. The worst foods in the American diet; coffee, soda, alcohol, sugar, saccharine, processed flour and fried foods are the most acid forming foods available.
This easy to do and safe test clearly shows how the American lifestyle has lead us straight into a national health care crisis.
Here is what today’s leading physicians and researchers have to say about pH testing:
Specific foods balance acid, alkaline levels, stemming aging process and illness
Cosmetic Surgery Times; 7/1/2003; Carraway, Jim
According to Dr. Vince Giampapa, in “Quantum Longevity,” acid-producing foods block antioxidant enzymes and reduce our ability to digest food into micronutrients. To maintain a good antioxidant balance, patients need a slightly alkaline pH. In general, acid-producing foods are as follows: sugar, flour, commercial cereals, fish, chicken, eggs, meat. Alkaline-producing foods ate fruits, vegetables, legumes, and soy products.
The effectiveness of a dental/dietitian team in the assessment of bulimic dental health.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association; 8/1/1990; Wampold, Richard L.
This research article reported that bulimic patients were shown to have lower saliva pH. The lower pH found was associated with the lack of nutrients and with a higher incidence of dental erosion and cavities.
Nasal mucociliary clearance and nasal and oral pH in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; 8/1/1999; Kurt, Aynur, et al.
…. we did find that nasal mucociliary clearance and oral pH levels in the diabetic patients were significantly different from those of healthy subjects.
Correlative Urinalysis, Dr. M.T. Morter,
Saliva pH gives an indication of the intracellular environment and is the most accurate indicator of overall health and the condition of the alkaline reserve… Saliva pH should be consistently 6.8 pH or higher.
The following is a list of common foods and how they affect the body’s acid / alkaline balance.
Saliva pH readings should never be below 6.1…
While list concerning Alkaline and Acid based foods vary by researcher, but the basics are the same. Acid based foods are high protein foods like meats, fish and chicken. Alkaline foods are whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Like all healthy diets fast foods, fried foods, processed foods, sugar, etc, are all acid forming foods and should be avoided. The list below will help you decide on the foods that are best for you. You do not need to avoid acid foods, but use less of them as compared to the alkaline foods.
Remember, while fruits like lemons and oranges are acidic they are alkaline based and or good for you.
This list was taken from Dr. Mortar’s book, Correlative Urinalysis.
ALKILINE FOODS ACID ASH FOODS
Raw spinach scallops
Beet greens oysters
Molasses dried lentils
Dried figs sardines
Dried beans corned beef
Chard leaves lobster
Lettuce soda crackers
Green lima beans codfish
Dried Lima beans pasta
Rhubarb peanut butter
Brussels sprouts brown rice
Green soy beans whole wheat flower
Cucumbers white flour
Dried peas barley
Additional lists of alkaline and acid based foods can be found on numerous websites.
Along with changing your diet to improve your saliva pH levels nutritional supplements are important. Saliva pH measure is based on the foods you eat and the availabity vitamins and minerals in your system. An acid saliva pH is a good indicator of the need for nutritional supplements. I recommend a multivitamin with minerals, a green product and digestive enzymes for extremely low saliva pH.