Alkalinity and acidity are measured in pH (potential hydrogen). Every food and beverage has an acid or alkaline characteristic and is measured on a pH scale of 0-14.
Unfortunately life in the United States can be extremely acidic. High levels of stress, poor sleep, processed foods, too much soda pop, coffee and alcohol can all make the body too acid—causing the body to use its valuable minerals such as calcium, iodine, and magnesium to bring pH back into balance.
If you are suffering from acid reflux, poor digestion, chronic inflammation, headaches, poor bone health high, blood pressure, low thyroid, muscle cramps, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain—and poor skin, start thinking about balancing your pH! Consuming more fruits, vegetables, high quality foods and beverages, water with lemon, belly breathing, sleep, massage, stretching, white space, and daily exercise are all ways to bring your pH back into balance.