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…

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…

The Top 6 Alkaline Foods for Your Everyday Meals

Most Americans have terrible diets. Not just terrible, but deadly. Just think of all the chemical-laden, fatty, fried, acid-forming foods that are commonly eaten in the United States. We live in a “fast food” society and to eat healthy is most certainly not the “norm”, and it’s not popular with the big food corporations either. Everything around us pushes boxed foods, processed carbs, fast fixes, and all kinds of “foods” that might taste good, but offer very little in true nutritional quality… and are far more likely to hurt us over the long run. It’s difficult, because many people get caught up in this mess—eating a lot of “so-called” food instead of real food—and they do so…

What is the Alkaline Diet?

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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