Is pH Optimized Skin Care a Tool For Anti Aging?

Could pH optimized skin care be the next big thing for fighting the effects of aging on skin? We think it could. For centuries people have been searching for ways to combat the effects of aging. From skin creams to supplements to plastic surgery, the modern attempts at slowing aging range from various ineffective “DIY” methods to the greatest extremes currently possible with modern science. While science repeatedly assures us that there is no “true” fountain of youth, there are certainly steps that we can take to look better and feel better throughout the various stages of our lives. The Truth About pH and Skin The pH scale is a numeric scale with a range from 0…

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What Is Your Body’s Acid Status?

A lot of people don’t realize the impact that drinking carbonated drinks (such as sodas) has on their health. In addition to their other dietary drawbacks, carbonated drinks—even diet ones—are are highly acidic and lead to increased acidity in the body. Acidity is measured by the pH scale, which is technically a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. A lower number on the pH scale means higher acidity. A higher pH reading means higher alkalinity. Any pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and any pH above 7 is considered alkaline. The body does best in a slightly alkaline state. The foods we eat and the things we drink can affect our acid/alkaline…

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Is Your Diet Alkaline Or Acidic?

Q. Is it better for your health to be more alkaline than acidic? A. The short answer is “yes”. Over-acidity and the problems associated with it plague our nation’s health. You’re better off if you can tip the scale towards alkalinity. Q. Doesn’t the body balance pH on its own? A. The body has several systems in place designed to balance the acidity/alkalinity of the body’s systems. Proper pH is extremely important for your health. If it is just a little off, you’ll die. So yes, the body does go to great lengths to balance pH on its own. However, there are a number of chronic and acute conditions associated with excess acidity. The body does an…

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Exploring the Alkaline Diet

The first thing to understand about the alkaline diet is that the reference to “acidic” versus “alkaline” is not necessarily tied to the acidity or alkalinity of the food itself. The primary focus is what the food does in terms of alkalinity or acidity once it is processed by the body. Some foods that are considered acidic (for example, lemons) actually become alkaline once processed in the body. And this is where the focus of the alkaline diet sits: on the results that foods produce in the body. The alkaline diet is a diet high in healthy vegetables and fruits, and low in fats, meats, sugars, and processed foods. It is a naturally healthy diet with high…

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What is the Alkaline Diet?

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An alkaline diet is a diet that focuses on alkaline-promoting foods, while reducing or avoiding acid-promoting foods. It is believed that following the alkaline diet will improve your overall health by balancing your pH and making the body’s job of regulating pH easier. The key to the alkaline diet is focusing on the best foods, and replacing or reducing the “acidic offenders” wherever possible. Some examples of “high” alkaline-forming foods that are included in a healthy alkaline diet include: alfalfa sprouts apples apricots avocados bananas beets bell peppers broccoli cabbage cantaloupe cauliflower celery corn dates figs garlic ginger grapefruit grapes green beans kelp kiwi leafy greens lemons limes mango nectarines onions oranges papaya parsley passion fruit peaches…

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The Health Benefits of Alkaline-Forming Foods

There are numerous aspects of our health that matter if we want to live full and vibrant lives. One important aspect that cannot be overlooked is the pH of our bodies. If your pH is too acidic, you’ll experience a number of negative symptoms—some of which are so common in today’s world that acidosis ought to be considered a pandemic. Take, for example, the symptom of peptic ulcers. Ulcers are painful stomach or intestinal sores that can lead to very serious health problems. They are associated with the h-pylori bacteria, with stress, and of course with excess acidity in the digestive system. In 2011 there were a reported 15.5 million people with peptic ulcers. This resulted in…

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The acid test: does your diet pass?

We talk a lot about diet needs here on the AlkaVision blog. Today I thought we’d condense some information into a simple worksheet that you can do at home. Here’s a quick checklist to see if your diet passes the acid test. Instructions: Write the number of times you eat each of the foods below in a given week. Total up the numbers for each category, then compare the totals for ACIDIC foods versus ALKALINE foods. ACIDIC FOODS INVENTORY ____ Meats (Red Meat, Fish/Seafood, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, other meats) ____ Dairy products ____ Foods containing refined flours and sugars (white breads, cookies, etc.) ____ Canned foods ____ Acidic drinks: coffee, alcohol, sodas/pop ____ Peanuts ____ Processed oils…

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