Today’s healthy habit is about the ph balance in your body. 

Firstly, you need to understand we all have a ph number that can fluctuate with everything we eat and drink.  Basically we are what we eat or drink. Your ph should be around 7.2 for a balanced number.  A low ph number would be 5, which means you are acidic.  So it would make sense that a high ph number like 9 would be a good thing, but that is not the case. A high ph number means you are too alkaline. Ideally you want to be balanced.  In this case more is not better.

As a natural health care practitioner I test my patient’s urine for their ph number.  You can test yours as well by purchasing ph strips from most health food stores.  You should test your urine throughout the day. 

Many articles have been written about the benefits of having a balanced ph.  The general consensus is a balanced ph keeps the doctor away and dis-eases in the body.

An acidic body can produce inflammation in the body.  The inflammation can be in the joints, intestinal area, organs of the body and even in the blood.   Some say cancer can only grow in an acidic body.

Here are some examples of alkalizing foods:

  • Most vegetables, especially raw
  • Most fruits, even the fruits you might think are acidic such as lemons and oranges
  • Garlic
  • Almond milk
  • Lemon and water
  • Almonds
  • Sprouts
  • Hummus, chickpeas
  • Avocado

Here are some examples of acid foods:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Pastas
  • Most grains
  • Cheese
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee, tea
  • Pop
  • Artificial sweetener
  • Condiments like ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar
  • Most pharmaceutical drugs
  • Tobacco
  • Microwaved food
  • Peanuts
  • Margarine, corn oil, vegetable oil, sunflower oil

Coffee and tea are highly acidic. On the other end avocado and green vegetables are highly alkaline. Now that you have a basic list of acid and alkalizing foods, what percentage of each group did you eat today?

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact or 905 768 0848.