You'll just need to purchase some inexpensive pH strips and test in the privacy of your own home.
Urine pH readings will be more variable, but with a little understanding you will be able to interpret what your kidneys are trying to tell you.
Kideny functions include the unenviable task of eliminating strong acids from your body. The only other organ that does this is the skin, but to a much lesser extent.
Unfortunately, the kidneys cannot speed up elimination to compensate for an overly acidic body.
The strong acids they process are seriously corrosive -like uric acid and sulfuric acid! The kidneys must dilute these strong substances quite a bit. Otherwise, the kidneys themselves become damaged.
A simple way to help these overworked organs is by drinking lots of pure water everyday.
For directions on how to test your urine, go to pH strips.
After you've tested, come back here to see what your results mean.
Healthy urine pH should fall between 6.5 and 7.25.
This means that your body has plenty of alkalizing mineral reserves and it is processing acids effectively.
If your pH reads 6.25 or 6.5, it means that your body is a little overwhelmed with excess acid. This is easily remedied by shifting your diet slightly toward more alkaline foods.
If your pH is 5.75 or 6.0, your body is holding onto a lot more acid than it should. Your mineral reserves are being depleted.
And if your pH registers at 4.0 to 5.5, your body is needing some help. At this stage of acidity you will be exhibiting at least some of the symptoms of acidosis.
If your urine pH is consistently at 7.5 or higher, this could be for three very different reasons.
Remember that healthy urine should read between 6.5 and 7.25 on the pH scale.
If your urine pH reading is at 5.5, that is ten times more acidic than 6.5. And at 4.5 your urine is 100 times more acidic than 6.5.
So don't make the mistake of thinking that your pH is "just a little off."
Listen to what your kidneys are trying to tell you!
And help them out - they are one of the most overworked organs (if not THE most overworked) in our bodies. Make their jobs a little easier by bringing your body back to balance. Your health will benefit tremendously from it.
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