Now that we know how to test our pHs and what the ideal ranges are for saliva and urine, let’s talk about how we get back in balance.
In this post (and video), I’ll show you what do do if you’re too acidic or too alkaline.
What if your urine is too acidic?
First try adding in a lot of vegetables through vegetable soups (see my Mega Mineral Broth) and juicing. If that doesn’t seem to move your numbers, then try adding more meat (yes, meat!) to your diet. That’s because for some people meat is actually alkalizing and vegetables are acidifying!
If that doesn’t work, try adding 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to your water. Sodium Bicarbonate is one of the most alkalizing substances on the planet… and CHEAP!
What if your urine is too alkaline?
First, be sure your supplements aren’t throwing off your numbers. High levels of vitamin D, cod liver oil or calcium/magnesium can artificially cause your urine to be alkaline. Go off all supplements for a few days and re-test. If it’s still alkaline, then there’s usually a digestion issue going on.
First try reducing your consumption of grains and nuts/seeds, which can be hard to digest for some people. If that doesn’t work, then try reducing your meat and increasing your vegetables. Then re-test. Keep experimenting with your diet and take out anything that might be causing digestion issues. Legumes are notorious for this as well. You also might want to add digestive enzymes or increase magnesium to be sure your bowels are working properly. I use these digestive enzymes from Garden of Life. http://amzn.to/Z4Fpe3
What if your saliva is too acidic?
This is usually digestion as well. Adding in digestive enzymes usually brings your pH back into balance. Next, try increasing your consumption of green drinks, vegetables and soups. These can help boost alkaline reserves.
However some people actually need more meat. Yes, meat can increase their alkaline reserves. You also might want to reduce your grains and legumes as these can be acidifying for some people.
If nothing is working, add in 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to water away from meals. This usually does the trick.
What if your saliva is too alkaline?
You want to speed up digestion so digestive enzymes work well. You could also be sure your bowels are working properly. Vitamin C can sometimes help move the saliva down to a healthy range. Adding in eggs and meat can also help some people become more acidic. Play with it and observe.
There you have it… tips and tricks to get your saliva and urine pH back into balance.
How about YOU? Is there anything you do that seems to help your numbers? Share with us!