3 Basic Factors That Greatly Affect Your pH Level and Digestive System

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Your pH level is the measure of hydrogen ions that are present in a solution. In simple terms, it reveals how acid or alkaline something is on a scale of 0 to 14. 0 is extremely acidic, while 14 is extremely alkaline. 7 is neutral. It’s critical to give careful attention to this, as it holds one of the important keys in curing your GERD, acid reflux, or any other digestive disorder by making sure that your body stays at a health alkaline level.

According to scientists and nutrition experts, 7.35 is the ideal alkaline environment necessary for a person to combat most illnesses, prevent further damage, and perform at an optimum level of energy. This is because human blood has a natural pH of 7.365 (to be exact). Since the blood is considered as one’s “life force”, capable of providing nourishment in all of our organs and tissues, it’s definitely important to maintain its alkaline pH.

There are three basic factors that greatly affect your pH level, which in turn causes a chain reaction in your digestive system.

1. Stress — To be more specific, we’re talking about the level of stress that you have in a regular, consistent basis. Since stress has mostly been a part of our lives (and some people can’t live without it — healthy pressure as they call it), the issue is more of how to minimize than eliminate it completely. It is interesting to note that each individual has a different kind of stress (one’s boss at work; one’s spouse; financial difficulties; a particular person; a “pet peeve”) and each one has varying ways of coping up with stress. There are the healthy ones like hitting the gym, relaxing in the sauna or spa, biking around the neighborhood, or going on a mountain hike. But then there’s the not-so-good ones such as overeating (mostly processed and fast foods), sleeping late and having a lethargic careless mood.

2. Exercise — How often do you exercise in a week? For some people, in order to qualify for a decent answer, the question should be how often in a month? Having little or no exercise contributes greatly to an acidic pH level because of the lack of circulation in the body. At least having a regular activity three times a week helps one a lot. The kind of exercise you have should also be taken into consideration. Let me just say that exercise refers to whole body movement. So you can count out your chess and checkers hobby if you have them. On the other hand, don’t overdo it, as it’s important to strive for balance as well. A good 3 to 5 hour exercise time well spread within the week is preferable. However, check with your nutritionist and doctor on this one, especially if you are suffering from any digestive disorder.

3. Diet — By and large, this is the biggest factor affecting your pH, as it is primarily the result of the food you eat. The problem that persists though is the chemical and processed nature of the food today that is “immersed” with acid. Putting it simply, most of what the average person eats is highly acidic and should never have a place in their body. But it still happens anyway. Then there’s the additional habit of mis-combining foods which leads to the creation of more acid in the body.

Take these factors into consideration and if you are under treatment right now, it would be best to reflect on this question: “How can you naturally cure your GERD, acid reflux, or any digestive problem you have, if you keep on allowing an acidic pH level in your body to accumulate?

Digestive disorders can GREATLY reduce the quality of your life. I’ve personally experienced how painful and depressing it can get.

Do you know that there is a natural and better way to relieve your condition which could save you thousands of dollars? Trial and error approaches might cost you more in the end. Are you aware that there is a natural way to cure your GERD (Acid Reflux), or any digestive disorderyou have right now?