“You must first eliminate the underlying cause of disease before true healing can begin.” Dr. Fiorentino

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pH is a measurement of acidity and alkalinity (acid and bases). It is very important to monitor the body’s acid-alkaline balance because an imbalance can be associate with disease. When determining pH, one needs to know that a pH of 7 is considered neutral, meaning its neither an acid nor a base. Any measurement below 7 (6.99 – 0) is acidic, and anything measurement above 7.0 (7.0 – 14) is basic.

The blood is on average slightly alkaline, measuring around 7.4 pH.  It’s important for most of the body to be in this range to function properly.  One exception is in the stomach, which needs to remain acidic to help in the digestive process of proteins and other parts of foods.

When pH in the body is acidic it can demonstrate internal inflammation, cellular damage, and disease. An acidic body has been associated with weight gain, fatigue, allergies, asthma, congestion, skin issues, muscles and joint pain, cancer, and headaches, to name a few.

At The Center for Natural Health, we test the acid-alkaline levels with every new patient to help assist in our overall evaluation of their health. We use both saliva and urine to test for pH level.

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