One of the most important processes in the human body is the balancing of pH levels.
Body pH measures the number of hydrogen ions in a solution within your body. The pH scale ranges from 0-14.
According my research, a pH below 6.4 is acidic while anything above 6.4 is alkaline for an average body pH.
Please note that the pH of the water circulating in your body is slightly lower than the pH of your blood. And the pH of fresh water bodies is different from both the water and the blood inside of your body.
Please join me for an interview explaining my thoughts on healthy body pH. I bet you will learn some things you never knew about your pH.
Interview with Dr. Janet Starr Hull
Q: I am researching body pH for my thesis at University of Edinburgh, and I wondered if I could interview you on your thoughts about how body pH influences health.
Q: How did you get started studying the pH of the body?
A: The pH of the body is critical to disease prevention, and it is one of the key factors in preventative medicine. As an environmental engineer, I first became aware of the importance of pH in the environment – its importance in drinking water, ponds, desalinization, and even in your home aquarium, but when I applied it to the restoration of health and disease prevention, I started using pH as a key component to detoxing illness and preventing disease.
Q: How important is the pH balance to a person who is getting older?
A: A balanced pH is important for all ages, but when one becomes post-menopausal (for women), and this applies to the same age range for men, too (prostate issues, lack of libido, etc.), the pH can change due to the exposure the body has had over time to toxins, low-quality foods, to medications, and so on.
So, restoring the body’s proper pH helps prevent hardening of the arteries and prostate issues in men, cancer and other degenerative diseases, restores healthy hormones in women, and prevents the aging process and acute disease from becoming chronic.
Q: Can germs and diseases live in an alkaline body?
A: Yes, but it is less likely they will grow and overcome the body, like when pH is acidic. If pH is too alkaline, however, the sediments (solid matter) within the body begin to collect, deposit, and harden, and the body becomes dry, much like a dried streambed.
Kidney stones form, plaque deposits in the arteries and within the mouth, liver enzymes increase, and gallstones begin to form due to dry bile. So, it is best to be stay around a pH of 6.4 – not too acidic and not too alkaline.
When all living things die, they are completely alkaline. It might sound cryptic, but if you are pushing your body to become too alkaline, you are closer to death because your tissues, your blood, your bones and your nerves dry up, and become stressed.
Q: Do the young people need to watch their pH level?
A: Absolutely. Everyone at any age needs to keep his or her body pH balanced. Most of us forget that humans are salt-water creatures and this means that we lean towards natural alkalinity – just like salt water on the beach. But we also have stomach acids and body acids that are by-products of digestion, motion, burning energy, etc. These acids tend to lower our natural pH, so as a healthy human, expect to have a pH around 6.6 because of these acids.
Basically, humans are no different than a salt water aquarium, and if we are too acidic, slime and bacteria form cutting off the oxygen to all living things within. If the water is too alkaline, the environment begins to crust-over, solidify with sediments, and the life forms dry up.
So we, as hydrated beings, need to be perfectly balanced between acid and alkaline at any age. With the onslaught of processed foods, food chemicals, and medications overtaking human lifestyles, many people are now too acidic. Asthma, Candida, skin diseases like acne and psoriasis, thrush, and hormone imbalances are occurring at younger and younger ages. Even newborns can begin life highly acidic when inoculated before two.
So, we must not neglect the importance of pH to restore health and prevent disease.
Go to https://janethull.com/ph-balance-testing/index.php to learn more about my thoughts on body pH. I also have a 75/25 pH Eating chart in a pH Test Kit and booklet.
I hope this helps you with your research. Good luck.
– Janet Hull