about measuring the pH.
Our society is plagued with a torrent of health concerns. Many herbalists and nutrition now believe the explanation for this may come down to two small words: acid
AN IMPORTANT ISSUE
High acidity can affect all major body systems, especially the digestive, intestinal, circulatory, respiratory and immune systems. A pH-balanced environment maintains proper metabolic function and allows the body to function optimally. It also maintains alkaline reserves that are used to meet emergency demands.
pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The lower the pH the more acidic the solution is. The higher a pH number, the more alkaline the solution is.
YOUR BODY'S CHEMISTRY
Water is the most abundant compound, comprising 70% of the human body. The body has an acid-alkaline ratio called pH (potential of Hydrogen), which is a balance between positively charged ions (acid forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline forming)
The body continually strives to balance pH. During times of imbalance, however, body systems can become weakened and these weaknesses may manifest themselves outwardly. Because our bodies naturally use hydrochloric acid to break down foods and nutrients, the optimal saliva and urine pH for our bodies is slightly acidic, around 6.4 - 6.5.