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Acidity in your Body

The pH balance in the body is extremely important, in fact it is a matter of life or death if its imbalanced.

Your body regulates the pH, which is the “power of Hydrogen” and this is a measure of hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. The human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 to 7.45 pH). The pH spectrum is shown below and if your  pH gets too low, it tends towards increasing the acid level, where as the body has three ways to rectify it and raise back to normal:-

  • Breath – through breathing, the deeper the better – exercise, where excess acidity can be exhausted in the form of Carbon Dioxide.
  • Urine – acidic waste is filtered by the kidneys.
  • Bone – your body STEALS Calcium from your bones to neutralise acidity.

Research(1) suggests that bone density may be compromised by a ratio of high protein (acid forming) consumption to low vegetable (alkaline forming) consumption.

The human healthy body ideally should be 80% Alkaline and 20% Acid and have a 7.365 pH as shown below. The lower the pH value from this normal, the more acidic the body becomes. This is where it is more likely the body is to develop Chronic Diseases and Cancer. This overall pH value is effected by what you eat and drink and the higher you can maintain the pH the healthier  you will become and the more energy you will have.

We have just concentrated on the benefits of Alkaline water in this bulletin but we are currently producing a book with respect to eating and drinking to produce the best alkaline solution. We considered that these alkaline water units were a first, quick, easy step on the road to maintaining / producing an alkaline balanced body.

The pH Spectrum

It can be seen that Cancer cells, for instant, are “switched on” at 5.8 pH and are “switched off” at 8.8 pH. Therefore to avoid the formation of Cancer cells or restrict as much as possible their growth it is essential to drink water, or products made or processed in water with the highest pH rating possible. Also to avoid Soda/Cola, Sports/Energy, normal Tea & Coffee, Wine & Beer on a regular basis but to cut them out totally if possible. I might hear you say “Those are all the good things in  My Life” but wait there are now Natural & Pure Alternatives for you to consider, see Nutrients and Products from Arbonne see link below :-

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Installed Alkaline Water Ionizer

The most effective method of producing alkaline water is with a “plumb-in” machine to your tap water supply. These cost over £2000 but can be installed by anyone with common sense or a little DIY knowledge, they come with detailed installation instructions and usually do not involve the use of the services of one of those  rare breeds of creatures called a  plumber

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The Pitcher of LIFE

An initial cheaper alternative is to purchase an Alkaline Water Jug which is BPA free*. It is similar to the conventional filter jug to remove unwanted impurities from tap water but this jug adds Magnesium & Calcium and produces Alkaline water between 8.5 & 9.8 pH. Like the conventional jug you just fill it with tap water.

The filter life is 40 gallons / 180 litres or 2 months depending upon usage. We have found that it is sometimes too large to be placed in the door of a UK refrigerator so we decanter the alkaline water into BPA fee plastic bottles, the similar size of a wine bottle. Alkaline filtered water has a limited “pot” life and to maximize its effectiveness it should always be kept in a cool dark place ( refrigerator)

Pitcher of LIFE

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Measurement of the pH Value 

If you want to measure the current pH value of your Alkaline Water or your Urine you can use some pH Test Strips. These work on the same principle as the Litmus experiment we all carried out at school in the science laboratory. These strips you just immerse for a few seconds in the solution and then read the results after 15 seconds and compare the change in colour to the scale to obtain the reading.

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Nutrition, Alkalinity and the Pitcher of Life

The body absorbs Calcium and Magnesium 30% easier and faster from water than it does from food. The World Health Organisation recommends you get up to 20% of your daily needs for Calcium and Magnesium  from water. The fact that virtually every metabolic process in your body needs and uses Calcium and Magnesium shows that these are essential minerals. The Pitcher of Life adds easy to absorb calcium and magnesium to your water to ALKALISE it. Which means that you get HEALTHY ALKALINE and ESSENTIAL minerals in every glass of alkaline water you drink from this Pitcher of LIFE.

Metabolic Syndrome & Acidity in Your Body (2)

Metabolic syndrome has been described by some people as the “constellation of physiological screw-ups”.

This includes :-

  • Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure


  1. Sellmeyer,D.E.

2.University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre