How to Test Your Own pH
Acid/Alkaline Saliva and Urine Test
First, upon waking
test your saliva with the pHydrion paper. When you get out of bed,
lick and wet the end of a pHydrion test strip with your saliva. Note
the color change and write down the pH number.
Do this before brushing
your teeth, drinking, smoking, or even thinking of eating any food. The
optimum saliva pH should be 7.2.
Second, test your
first urine of the morning. This is urine that has been stored in
your bladder during the night that is ready to be eliminated when
you get up. You need to pee on a strip of pHydrion paper, note the
color change and write down the pH number. The first urine should
run optimally between a pH 6.8 to 7.2.
If your first urine pH is
lower than 6.8 you are deficient in alkaline buffers and need to move to
a more alkaline diet rich in fresh green vegetables and fruits. If your
first urine pH is higher than 7.2 your alkaline buffers are sufficient
to neutralize the acidic foods and drinks you ingested the day before.
To balance the pH of the
urine you need to move away from acidic foods and drinks and begin
ingesting liberal amounts of electron rich green vegetables, low sugar
fruits and healthy polyunsaturated fats.
Third, test your
second morning urine before eating any food. This number should be
the pH of your second urine after you have eliminated the acid load
from the day before. The acids should be gone the second time you go
to the bathroom, so your urine pH should be ideally 7.2 or higher.
If the pH is lower than 6.8, then you are in a state of latent
tissue acidosis and you are deficient of alkaline buffers such as
bicarbonate, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
The lower pH is also
indicative of a diet high in protein and an increase in acids from
proteins including nitric, sulfuric, phosphoric and uric acids.
Eliminate from the diet proteins from beef, chicken, turkey, pork and
fish to normalize pH at 7.2 while eating liberal amounts of green foods
and green drinks and healthy polyunsaturated fats.
For breakfast eat
avocado soup, vegetable soup, the healing soup or drink some fresh
almond milk or a fresh green drink. Fourth, wait five minutes and
then check your urine and saliva again. Write these pH numbers down
also. The pH numbers will go up from the first and second morning
urine and saliva if you have sufficient alkaline reserves to buffer
If you do not then the pH
numbers will show very little change or even go down from the early
morning pH numbers.
Fifth, make sure
you check your urine and saliva pH between meals, i.e., between
breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner. The pH should
always be between 7.2 to 8.4, right after meals and between 6.8 to
7.2 a couple of hours after meals.
The five tests above show the following:
The level of
efficiency of the digestive system to deal with what you ate the
night before, i.e., the first and second AM urine and saliva pH.
These numbers could vary significantly from day to day if you are
living and eating an acidic diet.
When you begin The pH
Living Plan, you will see the pH of the urine and saliva become more
constant and balanced at a pH of 7.2 or higher.
How well you treat
yourself in general, i.e., how 'strong' are the salivary glands,
stomach, pancreas, gallbladder and liver in dealing with excess
This is, once again, the
AM urine and saliva pH. This number shows the overall state of your
health. It shows the condition of the alkaline reserve of your body
which reflects the diet you have been eating over recent months and
years. This pH number stays rather constant and will only change after
some work has been done in alkalizing and energizing the body as
outlined in the pH Miracle books.
Since the saliva and urine
pH is an indicator of intracellular pH, saliva and urine pH readings
should never be below the pH of the sodium bicarbonate buffering system,
(The Alkaline Sodium
Bicarbonate Buffering System is what current medical science refers to
the Digestive System).
The most accurate readings
of saliva and urine pH are recorded immediately upon awakening-- after
sleeping at least five hours and before brushing your teeth.
It is during sleep that
the body removes waste and is in an anabolic state restoring and
replenishing the body. For example, if you have a saliva or urine pH of
5.5 and only 5.6 after eating, you know that you are deficient in
alkaline reserve and your body is devoid of the minerals necessary to
process food properly -- your body cannot adequately respond to the
physiological crisis of handling food or drink that is acidic.
The pH of your
saliva and urine after you eat or drink gives you an indication of
your alkaline mineral reserves and your body's ability to deal with
the acid residues created from the digestion of that food or drink.
It is normal for your pH number to increase after you eat or drink,
and not be static or decrease. This, once again, indicates an
inability to deal with acid, the deficiency of alkaline reserves,
and the buildup of latent tissue acidosis. Even if you think of a
food like an avocado or a lemon, the pH of your saliva should
increase by a whole point. This simple test indicates you have
sufficient alkaline reserve minerals to pull into your digestive
system to begin the digestive and alkaline buffering process.
The ideal urine and saliva
pH pattern is 7.2 on awakening, 6.8 to 7.2 before eating and 7.2 to 8.5
following any alkaline meal or drink.
A simple test can be done
at most any time of the day by eating a few almonds.
This will check the
adequacy of the alkaline reserve of the body. When a healthy person with
adequate alkaline reserves eats a few almonds, the saliva pH almost
immediately goes up to a pH of 8.4. Following a meal, the more acidic
the food that was eaten, the more rapid should be the response of the
alkaline reserve, and the higher the pH of saliva should be.
The pH of the
saliva and urine between meals should be kept in the basic range, pH
7.2 or higher. After one eats, the stomach releases its necessary
sodium bicarbonate to help alkalize the food. While doing this, it
also acts to make an equivalent amount of base or baking
This is picked up by the
blood stream and delivered to the alkaline salivary glands and the
glands of the body, pancreas, gallbladder, liver and the pylorus glands
in the duodenum.
The maximum amount of base
in the blood, and therefore in the urine and saliva, occurs one to two
hours after you eat.
This rhythm of the acid
and base flow of the body is called by Frederick F. Sander the
Base-floods and the Base-tides of the Acid-Base household.
This information was first
published in 1930, by Frederick F. Sander, a German scientist, in a book
called The Acid-Base Household of the Human Organism and its cooperation
with the 'nail circulation' and the rhythm of the Liver.
In his book he states that
the body fluids, and therefore the urine, is most acid at 2:00 A.M. (pH
5.0 to 6.8) (in the morning base tide) and most alkaline at 2:00 P.M.
(pH 7.0 to 8.5) (in the afternoon base flood).
'The ideal pH numbers
depend on the time of day.
Plotted on a curve it
looks like the double hump of the back of a camel. The two times per
day that the urine should be alkaline and is the top of the humps and
corresponds to 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., the alkaline tide after meals.
During the rest of the
day, the pH should be between 6.8 and 7.2. This is optimal urine.
The first urine in the
morning should be more acidic because of the decalcification that takes
place during the night in neutralizing excess acids.
If all the acids generated
from digestion, respiration, metabolism and degeneration during the day
are not all flushed out during the night they accumulate, day after day.
The results are the expression of states of imbalance as the body
desperately tries to maintain the alkaline fluid pH at 7.365. The
day-to-day buildup of acids affects each of us differently depending on
our genetics, lifestyle and diet. I have found that acids settle in the
weakest parts of the body, and if not eliminated through the bowels,
urinary system, lungs or skin, acids are then bound to fat and stored on
our hips, thighs, stomach, breasts and brain.
The bottom-line is that
acids are the expression of all symptomologies and the direct cause of
ALL sickness and disease.
Monitoring your saliva and
urine pH puts the responsibility of caring for your health back into
your hands. Measuring the saliva and urine pH guides your therapy and
shows you how living, eating and drinking determines the quality and
quantity of your life.
You should monitor your
saliva and urine each day for at least 12 weeks or until you establish a
balanced pH at 7.2. Once you have established a balanced saliva and
urine pH at 7.2 you can reduce the number of tests to once a day or 2 to
3 times a week.