“pH” comes from French, and means “per Hydrogen,” which is a measure of the amount of Hydrogen in a liquid. The term has been modernized to mean “potential hydrogen.”
The pH of a liquid stands for “potential hydrogen” and is a measurement that provides an indication of the level of hydrogen in a substance. It is measured on the pH scale, which we
will look at carefully also.
Why is this important?
Hydrogen fuels us. Hydrogen heals us. Hydrogen is our most essential nutrient. Hydrogen provides our life force! And pH equals amount of hydrogen in
liquid, so it’s a measure, if you like, of available life force in a liquid.
“Nothing happens in our bodies without a chemical reaction.”
Proper body pH is an important factor in good health. If any substance changes from pH 7 to pH 8, it has become ten times more alkaline. Conversely, if it has changes
from neutral pH 7 to pH 6, it is 10 times more acidic.
As an example, a popular Cola, at pH 2.5 is almost 50,000 times more acidic than neutral water, and needs 32 glasses of neutral (pH 7) water to counteract the consumption of one glass of Cola. (Active ingredient: Phosphoric Acid). You can now see that a change from the normal level 7.365 to pH 7 would mean that your blood would suddenly be around 4 times as acid as it should be. You would die from poisoning by your own blood. This is why every body system is used to supporting the correct blood pH.
You can also understand from this that our blood pH can be affected at any time of the day by a myriad of events; food, drink, stress, pollution, exercise, or beneficially,
by meditation, by drinking alkaline water, by deep breathing, even by being happy.
The following shows the pH of several body fluids:
Blood 7.37 – 7.43
Saliva 7.2 – 7.5
Bile 7.5 – 8.8
Pancreatic Secretions 7.5 -8.8
Gastric Juice 2.5
The human body has several complex systems for maintaining its critical acid and alkaline balance. Lungs breathe out increased amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2)
when there are excessive amounts present. When CO2 is dissolved in liquid it forms carbonic acid.
The kidney eliminates acid through urine. The blood is also equipped with complex systems to maintain proper pH. It is essential that blood pH be maintained at a level
of about 7.4, which is in the alkaline range.
When the body is unable to maintain proper pH balance, there is danger that it will become overly acidic. Acids will then accumulate and are deposited in the body causing
illness in the body.
Although it is possible for the body to become overly alkaline, it is rare and usually caused by metabolic disorders. The most common condition is a tendency toward acidosis, caused by improper diet, environmental toxins, and stress.
Maintaining pH Balance
The human body tends to maintain body fluid (blood) at pH 7.365, according to the homeostasis function. The body tries to maintain the balance of each organ with
alkaline body fluid of pH 8.8 from the pancreases as the peak. However, consistent acidic constitution will result in lowering one’s self-protection function in the body.
Even though there is no visible sign of disease, alkaline water drinking will support the body with homeostasis functions. Many experts are in agreement that drinking alkaline
water also prevents geriatric disease because it defends the body against acidification of the physical constitution.