Bones -Alkalanise your pH to offset osteoporosis and optimise your biochemistry
Article by Angela Haldane
Achieve an Alkaline Body pH – the key to good health.
– to provide the optimum cellular environment for your cells to function
– to avoid minerals being lost from the bone
The first goal on the way to great health is to attain and maintain a pH in the alkaline range of 6.4-7.0.
Testing Urine pH
It has been clinically established that the urine’s pH is an accurate reflection of the whole body’s tissue pH and is a reliable indication of the body’s acid/alkaline status. This can be measured by testing the urinalysis sticks .
The urine pH is directly correlated to both tissue oxygen levels and soft tissue levels of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and trace elements. These minerals are the basic currency exchange for literally every cell in the body.
Testing the First Morning Urine pH
The first morning urine (defined as the first urination after 5am) should test between 6.4-7.0. If it is below 6.4 it is acidic. This indicates the body is in a state of physiological dysregulation and distress due to lack of sufficient minerals., which are needed to adequately carry out thousands of basic cellular functions.
To restore an alkaline urine – increase your vegetable intake and reduce meat, sugar and refined carbohydrates. Contact your naturopath for further advice, – in case there is hidden infection or specific mineral therapy that is required.
Testing the Evening Urine pH
Once the pH of the first morning urine stays consistently in the alkaline range 6.4 -7.0 for at least 2 weeks, then next step is to begin testing the evening pH before dinner around 5-6pm.
Prevention of Osteoporosis – You cannot 'feel' osteoporosis.
If you are post menopause, underweight or spend many hours indoors – or you have a family history of osteoporosis. Book in for a naturopathic consultation to obtain nutritional advice on how to optimise your bone mineralisation. – based on current research... It's not too late!