Your saliva pH is another important indicator of health and wellness.
When you test both your saliva and urine pH, you get a more thorough picture of what is going on with your body pH levels.
Your saliva lets you know the level of your mineral reserves available to your body.
Remember, our bodies are constantly trying to rid themselves of excess acids created by our cells doing their daily jobs.
We can overwhelm this process by eating poorly and getting little or no exercise - which creates even more acids.
These acids, if allowed to build up, irritate our tissues and steal minerals from them (as well as our teeth and bones). For more info, go to acidosis.
For directions on how to test your saliva, go to pH strips.
After you've tested, come back here to see what those results mean.
Healthy saliva should be between 7.0 and 7.5 on the pH scale.
If you get a reading in this range, it means that you have a good pH balance and plenty of mineral reserves. No modifications in your diet are necessary.
Readings of 6.25 to 6.75 mean that the body is slightly more acidic that it should be. Shifting your diet a little toward more alkaline forming foods will bring your pH back to where it needs to be.
Readings lower than 6.25 indicate excess acidity and very low mineral reserves. Your body could definitely use some dietary intervention.
To correct this imbalance, you will need to shift your diet away acid forming foods. You never want to eliminate these foods (you need the protein and fat), but do limit them (especially processed foods) for a while.
Once again, eating lots more raw fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of pure water is incredibly important when trying to achieve body pH balance.
Always remember to test your saliva before a meal or at least 30 minutes after one.
Otherwise your pH levels give a very different reading because of reactions with food and drinks.
And please don't stress about an acidic reading. Too much stress if incredibly bad for you too. Just work on eating lots of fresh veggies with your meals.
If you need more help, or really hate veggies (What?! Who said that? Blasphemy!), try these alkaline supplements.