Optimum PH Levels for optimum health
It is important to know your overall ph as well trying to keep optimum ph in the colon. The PH test tells you where your ph levels are.
The pH in the colon varies between 5.5 and 7 (slightly acidic to neutral) and is directly linked to the presence or absence of acid-producing friendly intestinal bacteria in the colon. When friendly lactic acid producing bacteria are in the colon, they produce short-chain fatty acids that make the stool lighter than water. Healthy stool does not clonk down in the toilet (sinkers), but lightly hover.
Probiotics help to achieve optimum pH in the colon which is necessary to the maintenance of a strong and healthy colon. As we know, a healthy colon enhances the body’s immune functions and promotes a healthy balance of friendly bacteria and other flora in the colon.
Try these ideas to rebuild your alkaline reserve:
- Eliminate all acid-forming foods.
- Consume only alkaline-forming foods.
- Eat only food that is organically grown; commercially-grown foods are deficient in minerals and other nutrients.
- Drink about 16 ounces of fresh vegetable juice three or more times daily, especially carrot, celery, beet, and kale.
- Take organic electrolyte Supplements containing dehydrated beet juice, celery, carrot, and kale and goat whey.
- Drinking vegetable broth is very good for building electrolyte levels.
- Proper diet is one of the most important resources for rebuilding the alkaline reserve.
For up to one month you can also drink 1tsp of baking soda (aluminium free) per day. This will increase your ph quickly while you adjust your lifestyle.
Note: Grains, legumes, and cooked roots such as potatoes will slow down the cleansing process. Dairy products and meat destroy the cleansing process.