The pH balance is very important for the overall health of your organism. In order to be slightly alkaline everything has to function properly, including chemical reaction among cells and beneficial bacteria.

If your body is acidic then something’s not right with it. It can be a question of life and death. The body becomes more sensitive to some diseases if pH level is too acidic.

Here is a list of possible health issues in this case:

High blood pressure, obesity due to a slow metabolism, kidney stones, diabetes, chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, low energy, premature aging, osteoporosis, weak bones and fractures, pain in joints, aches in muscles, slow digestion, fungal overgrowth and mood swings.

The pH level falls due to drugs, medications and other toxic chemicals and when it goes below 6.4 all the minerals, food supplements and vitamins can’t be assimilated in a proper way because in this case the enzymes are deactivated and digestion can’t function well.

This condition leads to illnesses and fatigue because the body isn’t able to produce energy for detoxifying heavy metals, producing cells and repairing the damaged ones.

Maintaining the pH level is very important for all processes in the body because diseases, viruses, bacteria, Candida, yeast, mold, fungus and cancer survive in low pH environment.

The pH level can also be disturbed by an emotional stress, immune reaction or acid forming diet. In these cases the cells remain without oxygen or nutrients.

In order to replace the deficiency, the body starts to use the reserves of alkaline minerals like sodium from the stomach and calcium from the bones. This leads to osteoporosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS and even lupus.

Cancer can’t survive in a healthy pH environment. This is one of the reasons why cancer doesn’t affect the heart. Because heart has the highest pH due to the constant blood flowing full with oxygen that it gets from the lungs.

If there is lack of oxygen the glucose ferments into lactic acid that leads to very low pH in the cells. The urine of cancer patients shows results between 4.0 and 5.5 pH level. If the cancer metastasizes this value is even lower.

So how to check your pH balance and be aware about your health condition?

There are pH test strips at the pharmacist for home use. It is recommended to do the tests with the morning urine and the result should be between 6.5 and 7.5. If you check it from your saliva be sure to be 2 hours after a meal.

The stress can have huge effect on pH level, so try to control it. Start your next day with more healthy habits. Consume healthy food, drink a lot of water and exercise.

Breathing deep also reduces the acidic environment in your organism.