Thursday, March 06, 2008

Testing Urine and Saliva pH

We are receiving many questions on how
to best monitor the pH of the saliva and urine.

Here is how to test your own pH..........

The pH Miracle Living Acid/Alkaline Saliva
and Urine Test:

1. First, upon waking test your saliva with
the pHydrion paper. When you get out of bed,
lick and wet the end of a pHydrion test strip with
your saliva. Note the color change and write
down the pH number.

Do this before brushing your teeth, drinking,
smoking, or even thinking of eating any food.
The optimum saliva pH should be 7.2.

2. Next, test your first urine of the morning.
This is urine that has been stored in your bladder
during the night that is ready to be eliminated
when you get up. You need to pee on a strip of
pHydrion paper, note the color change and write
down the pH number.

The first urine should run optimally at 7.2
of greater.

If your first urine pH is lower than 7.2
you are deficient in alkaline buffers and need to
move to a more alkaline diet rich in fresh green
vegetables and fruits. If your first urine pH is higher
than 7.2 your alkaline buffers are sufficient to
neutralize the acidic foods and drinks you ingested
the day before.

To increase urine pH which is a direct indicator
of tissue pH take 3 tsp. of pHour salts in 4 to
6 ounces of purified water.

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/pHourSalts.htm

To balance the pH of the urine you need to
move away from acidic foods and drinks and
begin ingesting liberal amounts of electron rich
green vegetables, low sugar fruits and healthy
polyunsaturated fats. I call this way of eating
and drinking the cows program which stands for
chlorophyll, oil/oxygen, water and salts.

3. Next, test your second morning urine before
eating any food. This number should be the pH
of your second urine after you have eliminated the acid
load from the day before.

The acids should be gone the second time you go to the
bathroom so your urine pH should be ideally 7.2 or higher.
If the pH is lower than 7.2 then you are in a state of latent
tissue acidosis and you are deficient in alkaline buffers
such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and
calcium bicarbonate.

The lower pH is also indicative of a diet high in
protein and an increase in acids from proteins including
nitric, sulfuric, phosphoric and uric acids. Eliminate from
the diet proteins from beef, chicken, turkey, pork and
fish to normalize pH at 7.2 while eating liberal amounts
of green foods and green drinks, healthy
polyunsaturated fats and alkaline mineral salts, like
pHour salts.

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/pHourSalts.htm

4. For breakfast eat an avocado soup, vegetable soup,
the healing soup or drink some fresh almond milk or a
fresh green drink. Wait five minutes and then check
your urine and saliva again. Write these pH numbers
down also. The pH numbers will go up from the first
and second morning urine and saliva if you have
sufficient alkaline reserves to buffer acids. If you do
not then the pH numbers will show very little change
or even go down from the early morning pH numbers.

5. Make sure you check your urine and saliva pH between
meals, i.e., between breakfast and lunch and between
lunch and dinner. The pH should always be between
7.2 to 8.4, right after meals and 7.2 a
couple of hours after meals.

To purchase the pH Hydrion paper for testing pH
click the link below:

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/ph_strips.htm

For increasing the acidic pH of saliva and urine go to:

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/pHourSalts.htm

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The five tests above show the following:

1. The efficiency of the digestive or alkaline buffering
system to deal with what you ate the night
before, i.e., the first and second AM urine and saliva pH.
These numbers will change from day to day if you are
living an eating acidic. When you begin The
pH Miracle Living Plan and start eating the COWS Plan
you will see the pH of the urine and saliva become more
constant and balanced at a pH of 7.2 or higher.

2. How well you treat yourself in general, i.e., how 'strong'
the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder and
liver are in dealing with excess acidity. This is once again
the AM urine and saliva pH. This number shows the
overall state of your health, the condition of the alkaline
reserve of your body which reflects the diet you have been
eating over the last months and years.

This pH number stays rather constant and will only change
after some work has been done in alkalizing and energizing
the body as outlined in the pH Miracle books. Since
the saliva and urine pH is an indicator of extracellular and
interstitial pH, saliva and urine pH readings should never
be below the pH of the sodium bicarbonate buffer system,
7.2. (See below).

The most accurate readings of saliva and urine pH is
recorded immediately upon awakening--after sleeping
at least five hours and before brushing your teeth.

It is during sleep that the body removes waste and is
in an anabolic state restoring and replenishing the body.
For example, if you have a saliva or urine pH of 5.5
and only 5.6 after eating, you know that you are
deficient in alkaline reserve and your body is devoid
of the minerals necessary to process food properly --
your body cannot adequately respond to the
physiological crisis of handling food or drink that
is acidic.

To increase the alkaline reserves and pH of the
extracellular and interstitial fluids take pHour salts:

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/pHourSalts.htm

3. The pH of your saliva and urine after you eat or
drink gives you an indication of your alkaline mineral
reserves and your body's ability to deal with the acid
residues created from the digestion of that food or
drink. It is normal for your pH number to increase
after you eat or drink not stay static or decrease.
This once again indicates your inability to deal with
acid, the deficiency of alkaline reserves and the
buildup of latent tissue acidosis.

This can be changed by increasing alkaline buffers:

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/pHourSalts.htm

Even if you think of a food like an avocado or a
lemon the pH of your saliva should increase by a
whole point or ten times. This simple test indicates
you have sufficient alkaline reserve minerals to pull
into your alimentary canal to begin the alkaline
buffering process.

The ideal urine and saliva pH pattern is 7.2 on
awakening, 7.2 before eating and 7.2 to 8.5
following any alkaline meal or drink.

A simple test can be done at most any time of the
day by eating a few almonds.

This will check the adequacy of the alkaline reserve
of the body. When a healthy person with adequate
alkaline reserves eats a few almonds, the saliva
pH almost immediately goes up to a pH of 8.4.
The more acidic the food that is eaten, the more
rapid the response of the alkaline reserve, and the
higher the saliva pH should be following a meal.

4. The pH of the saliva and urine between meals
should be kept in the basic range, pH 7.2 or higher.
After one eats, the stomach releases its necessary
sodium bicarbonate to help alkalize the food. While
doing this, it makes an equivalent amount of base
or baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, that is picked
up by the blood stream and delivered to the alkaline
glands of the body, the saliva, the pancreas, the
gallbladder, the pylorus glands in the
stomach and the liver. The maximum amount of
base in the blood and therefore in the urine and
saliva occurs one to two hours after you eat.

This rhythm of the acid and base flow of the body
is called by Frederick F. Sander, the Base-floods
and the Base-tides of the Acid-Base household.

This information was first published in 1930, by
Frederick F. Sander, a German scientist, in a book
called, The Acid-Base Household of the Human
Organism and its cooperation with the nail circulation
and the rhythm of the Liver.

In his book he states that the body fluids and
therefore the urine is most acid at 2:00 A.M.
(pH 5.0 to 6.8) in the morning (the base tide)
and most alkaline at 2:00 P.M. (pH 7.0 to 8.5)
in the afternoon (base flood).

'The ideal pH numbers depend on the time of day.
Plotted on a curve it looks like the double hump
of the back of a camel. Two times a day the urine
should be alkaline and that is the top of the humps
and corresponds to 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., the
alkaline tide after meals. During the rest of the
day the pH should be between 6.8 and 7.2. This
is optimal urine. The first urine in the morning
should be more acidic because of the decalcification
that takes place during the night in neutralizing
excess acids.'

If all the acids generated in a day from digestion,
respiration, metabolism, degeneration, emotions, and
toxic environments are not all flushed out during the
night they accumulate, day after day. The results
are the expression of states of imbalance as the
body desperately tries to maintain the alkaline fluid
pH at 7.365. The day to day buildup of acids affects
each of us differently depending on our genetics,
lifestyle and diet.

I have found that acids settle in the weakest parts
of the body and if not eliminated through the
bowels, urinary system, lungs or skin, acids are
then bound to fat and stored on our hips, thighs,
stomach, breasts and brain. Bottom-line acids are
the expression of all symptomologies and the
direct cause of ALL sickness and disease.

Monitoring your saliva and urine pH puts the
responsibility of caring for your health back into
your hands. Measuring the saliva and urine pH
guides your therapy and shows you how living,
eating and drinking determines the quality and
quantity of your life.

You should monitor your saliva and urine each day
for at least 12 weeks or until you establish your
balanced pH at 7.2. Once you have established a
balanced saliva and urine pH at 7.2 or higher you
can reduce the number of tests to once a day or
2 to 3 times a week.

To purchase the pH Hydrion paper click the
link below:

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/ph_strips.htm

To purchase the pHour salts click the link below

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/pHourSalts.htm

4 comments:

Holistic Health Solutions said...

I have had a bladder [and kidney] infection for more than a week. although the discharge is gone, my urine still smells of ammonia and is very sticky. According to the urine sticks there seems to be a bit of blood in the urine.
I thought that if I drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of lemon juice very hour for 12 hours then the problem will sort itself out..? I will also try juicing [carrot, celery, beetroot and ginger] every hour...

Patricia said...

Here is where I am confused. In another article Dr. Young is saying you can't be too alkaline. Therefore I am wondering why it would be okay for the ph levels to ever drop below 7.2 and be okay. Why would it not be better to keep them 7.2 or higher all the time?

Crunch Time ! said...

This is a great article ! So glad I found it - am just beginning to do ph testing - thanks for posting !

Roy said...

@ Patricia
High pH is alkaline.
Below 7 is acidic.