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Why Your pH Matters, Holiday Notice


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Caruso Homeopathy
Natural News
May 2019 • Issue 1

Why Your pH Matters

Many people are not aware of their pH value or how pH can affect their health. pH stands for potential of hydrogen and is a marker for the acidic or alkaline value of a substance. pH values can range from 1 to 14. However the body maintains a very narrow range in our blood. If our blood pH shifts there is a health crisis. Our saliva and urine pH can be a reflection of the pH of the tissues in our body. Saliva pH should be between 6.8 and 7.2. Urine pH ranges from 6.8 to 7.4 and tends to be more acidic first thing in the morning due to nightly detoxing.

Some diseases cause an acidic terrain such as kidney and lung disease, intestinal malabsorption, IBD, parasites and fungal infections. Medications and substances such as pain killers, aspirin, Tylenol, nsaids, antibiotics, alcoholism and smoking are all linked to an acidic terrain.

Many diseases are linked to an acid pH such as:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bad breath
  • Burning tongue
  • Heartburn
  • Cancer
  • Chronic infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal overgrowth
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pains
  • Muscle aches
  • Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
  • Skin rashes
  • Tooth decay

Our diet and lifestyle greatly influence our health. In fact it is thought that 95% of diseases are linked to our diet and lifestyle. Certain foods are related to being more alkaline or acid. In a nutshell, most fruits and vegetables are alkaline and other foods are acidic. There are a few exceptions to that rule and some foods are more acidic or more alkaline than others. For example, sugar is highly acidic. Certain patterns of eating are as well, such as high protein and/or fat diets coupled with a low produce intake. As well diets that are heavy on boxed and canned goods tend to be acidic due to their use of additives. Artificial sweeteners, food dyes and preservatives are ultra acidic. However, stevia a plant based sweetener and very alkaline. Eat whole foods and avoid highly processed foods containing coloring and preservatives as best you can.

Other triggers include over exercising, stress, anxiety and insomnia. Deep breathing, stress reduction and chewing your food well helps with acid balance in the body in addition to taking more alkaline foods. Limit or avoid alcohol, sugar, soda and caffeinated drinks.

Ideally people would eat 75% of their foods from alkaline sources and 25% from alkaline. Most people in North America do the reverse. Simply viewing your plate and dividing into ¾ veggies and fruits and ¼ acid forming can be very helpful.

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Holiday Hours

Please note the clinic will be having holidays on the days listed below. Should you need any refills please give us ample notice.

Thursday June 6th to return on June 24th.

In July 2019 the clinic will be closed for three weeks for professional development courses.

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