This week I would like to talk about your pH levels and how our pH levels are true indicators of our body’s alkalinity. pH measures how acidic your body is based on your diet, fitness and lifestyle factors. Alkalising the body means reducing your acid levels and bringing the body to a balanced state. Alkalising the body is one of the most fundamental steps in improving your health. The symptoms of an acidic diet include constipation and bloating, lack of energy and focus, weight issues, poor complexion and dry, lifeless skin damage and inflammation, gum disease and tooth decay and bad breath, frequent colds and flu, muscle and joint pains.

At Herbsonlineshop.com we stock beautiful herbal extract drops called Alkalising Herbal Drops which work to reduce acid in the body and contain powerful alkalising ingredients such as extracts of dandelion root, stinging nettle, turmeric, yellow dock and burdock root.

So what exactly causes acid in the body? Well, simply put, a diet of the wrong kinds of food and drink can cause excess build-up of acid in your body, such as a Western diet of fast foods, package foods, minimal fruits and vegetables and excess alcohol and sugar instead of pure, filtered water and teas. This kind of diet clogs up the digestive system and makes it very difficult for the kidneys and lungs to keep your body’s pH balance in check. If your pH reading is lower than 7, it means your body has excess acid. Herbsonlineshop can provide you with a very simple testing measure that allows you to gain an accurate reading of your pH level using pH testing strips. Please give us a call to find out more.

In addition to our Alkalising Herbal Drops it is important to look at your lifestyle and what factors can be contributing to your pH levels. Stress, lack of sleep, pollution and over-exercising (which causes lactic acid to form) can cause acid to build up and create premature aging, sagging skin and even cognitive deterioration and osteoporosis. Unfortunately, due to the lack of education on this topic many people think their cognitive decline or osteoporosis is due to age but in actual fact many of these problems are signs that your body is becoming too acidic.

There are many steps you can take today to begin to reverse a build up of acid in the body. The first being to really look at the food you are eating and begin swapping packaged and processed foods for fresh vegetables, dark leafy greens, fruit, lean proteins that do not contain high levels of fat, and of course plenty of fresh clean water to help detoxify and flush the system. As a qualified nutritionist I would love to help you with your food plan so please reach out if you need help with this. The more greens the better so if you can incorporate green juices, big bowls of salad and reduce (preferably eliminate) coffee and swap with water and herbal teas you will be off to a great start.

Also getting to bed earlier and meditating will help your body recover, reduce stress and begin the rebuilding and repair process. If you would like to know more about how to alkaline your body or if you would like to purchase some pH testing strips or our wonderful Alkalising Herbal Drops please give us a call.

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