Everyone of us will die at some time.
kellepics / Pixabay – Everyone of us will die at some time.

Yes, everything we do, good or bad, results in 100% mortality in our lives. The difference is how well we enjoy our lives. I spoke briefly at a business luncheon today. I did a little health test with the participants (almost three dozen). The test was to touch a small piece of pH paper to their tongues for a half-second, then look at the resulting color and standby for the results.

Most people were sharing their numbers with me as we were in line getting our food. I kept telling them that I would explain, in detail, what their personal number meant towards the end of dinner. It amazed me, although it shouldn’t have, that literally, everyone was not aware of this test and what it represents.

Regarding pH, anything less than 7.0 is acidic, the lower the number the higher the acid level. A reading over 7.0 is alkaline and the closer you get to 14.0, the higher the level of alkalinity.

Our blood must maintain a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. We will have serious health problems if our bloodstream pH gets above or below its normal range. When we live in an acidic state (below 7.0), our bodies will leach calcium from our bones to keep the pH of our blood in the normal range. Unless calcium is replaced daily, we run the risk of osteopenia, and eventually osteoporosis. Wonder why so many elderly people have hip fractures?

Another concern of living in the acidic range is that cancer cells find that perfect storm to grow when our pH stays below 6.0 for extended periods of time. Dr. Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize in the 1930’s for his work on cancer cell viability in alkaline tissues.

There are two primary reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables compared to dairy, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins at each meal.  Fruits and vegetables leave our bodies in an alkaline state. Everything else leaves our bodies acidic. To get our bodies into an alkaline state, we must exceed the acidic input with alkaline producing foods. Additionally, normal metabolic processes (breathing, exercising, etc.) have acidic byproducts. There is a lot to overcome to live and maintain an alkaline state.

pH paper is relatively cheap. You can test your saliva or urine to obtain nearly instantaneous measurements. I measure my pH twice a day on the average – at night before bed and upon awakening. It gives me a sense of how well my diet is treating me.

I still have a 100% guarantee of dying, but it might not be from cancer or complications of falling and breaking something.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *