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Acidity Versus Alkaline

As Live Blood technicians we often see patients/clients that are more acidic rather than alkaline. The goal for a healthy body is to keep your body’s PH level as close to 7.4 as possible.

Your body and blood have a PH of 7.35 to 7.45, slightly alkaline. It is a continued fight for your body’s organs, tissues and fluids to try to neutralize acids in order to maintain the proper PH level.

Foods and stress play a huge role in altering the body’s PH. People are consuming too many acid forming foods, such as dairy, grains, meats, processed foods, sodas, coffees and sweets.

Having an acidic body over time can cause illnesses as well as allow both yeast and bacteria to thrive. If the body is very acidic, over time the organs and bones will deplete the body of minerals along with calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium which can run very low and cause damage that can go undetected for many years.

Some of the Common Symptoms of Acidity or Poor PH Balance:

-Low energy, chronic fatigue
-Weight gain
-Inflamed sensitive gums, cavities
-Bladder and kidney infections
-Joint pain, aching muscles, lactic acid buildup
-Acne
-Allergies
-Headaches, foggy brain
-Heart arrhythmias
-Free radical damage

A few tips are to eat 75% alkaline foods and 25% acidic foods for every meal. An easy way to accomplish this is to ensure you’re eating a high percentage of fruits and vegetables during each meal. Some citrus fruits have an acidic PH while outside the body but when consumed, they leave an alkaline level in the body once they have been metabolized. Another great tip is to incorporate yoga, meditation and massage into your life. Deep breathing can help rid your body of acidic carbon dioxide.

Our highly trained technicians use ultra dark field microscopy to provide you with an in depth analysis, helping you understand the health of your blood.

Book an appointment today to see if you are too acidic!

Shannon Gregory, LiveBlood Analyst, Balance Point Health Centre, Oakville

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