THE 60 DAY WAY TO PH
Alkaline Vs Acidic Foods
The more ALKALINE the foods are that you eat, the higher the pH. The goal of our pH is to have a neutral level. Body pH varies from tissue to fluids. Blood pH is a very tight range around 7.35 to 7.45.
Urine pH can range from 4.6 to 8.0 the research referenced here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003583.htm) suggests that stones will form when urine is more acidic. A higher number is more alkaline, this is what we are striving for.
How alkaline is too alkaline? Mildly alkaline blood pH is 7.45, it is of no value to be more alkaline than that, and it is dangerous. Fortunately, your body maintains this level very closely.
Urine alkalinity makes sense, which is governed more by the volume of water you drink than almost any other factor. However, kidney function is also very important, and dietary factors will have an impact here. Eating foods in the alkaline family will have an impact on this number.
Saliva alkalinity can have a much wider range like that of the urine, however it closely mirrors the extra-cellular fluid, thus this is more a measure of your entire body. Much literature in the holistic health model suggests that increased acid, is an increased risk of most chronic diseases.
Thus 7.1 7.5 would be an appropriate target for the saliva pH. This target can be achieved through dietary efforts more than any other.
Some basic rules
Acid Foods are Meats, followed by grains and legumes and nuts.
Alkaline foods are green vegetables followed by fruits and lastly dairy can have an alkalizing effect on the body.
Supplementing with alkaline minerals can have a positive impact on pH as well. Juice Plus tends to be a good choice for this reason, as would other whole greens, dehydrated.
Juicing these vegetables and fruits is a quick way to alter pH.