Youthing means testing your own pH


“pH paper strips to measure acid/alkaline pH balance belong in every family medicine kit, right beside the thermometer and bandages.” – Dr R. Dunne

Test your pH weekly. By being aware of how acid or alkaline each member of your family is at all times, you will help keep them in optimum health.

This is no exaggeration. You will save hundreds, if not thousands, of Rands/Dollars/Pounds in medical bills, medication, and hospital treatment. To say nothing of the stress and misery caused by sickness and the dreadful suffering caused by the more debilitating diseases such as cancer.

The pH scale is logarithmic. This means that an increase or decrease of an integer value changes the concentration by a tenfold. For example, a pH of 3 is ten times more acidic than a pH of 4. Likewise, a pH of 3 is one hundred times more acidic than a pH of 5.

The reason it is important to know this, is that anyone taking their pH reading might erroneously believe a pH of 6 is OK because it is only one point lower than 7. Which is not correct.

Salivary pH is a fair indicator of the health of the extra-cellular fluids and their alkaline mineral reserves.

It is recommended that you test your pH levels at least once weekly to determine if your body’s pH needs immediate attention.

I test mine twice a week. Remember: pools are tested weekly, and your health is far more precious than a pool’s pH. By using the pH test strips, you can determine your pH factor quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home.

The best time to test is when you wake in the morning and before you eat or drink anything. A pH test can be done using your saliva, or your urine. I use urine as I find it more convenient and have an old tweezer I use solely for this purpose. One strip will do 4-5 tests. You only need a centimetre.

Compare the colour with the chart, your reading should be between 7.2 – 7.5. If your pH reading is below 7.0 wait two hours without eating or drinking anything but untreated water (no Boddy – drops) and repeat the test to be sure.

Your body can assimilate minerals and nutrients properly only when its pH is balanced.

It is therefore possible for you to be taking healthy nutrients and yet be unable to absorb or use them. You may be spending a heap of money on vitamin supplements but not having the benefit they should give. A pH is a fair indicator of the health of the extra-cellular fluids and their alkaline mineral reserves.


pH Testing, Youthing, Anti-ageing, Look Younger, Health, Maureen Boddy, Organic, Natural, Products, Cape Town

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