…and how it can guide your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes to near zero
by Burt Goulding Jr.
Good Health is all about pH Balance!
The term pH refers to the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Easy to understand examples are spas, swimming pools, planting soil and fish tanks. pH is measured on a scale of 0.0 to 14.0. Values less than pH 7.0 are acidic, and values over pH 7.0 are base or alkaline. Pure water has a pH value of 7.0 — a perfect balance of acids and alkaloids.
A common definition of pH is “potential Hydrogen.” This definition is reasonably accurate.1 But for practical purposes, I like to define pH in terms of its effect on human health and I frequently call it the “power to Heal.”
Lack of pH Balance and Poor Health
We read everywhere that cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. Nearly all degenerative chronic diseases of modern man, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, asthma, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity (pH 5.0 to pH 6.5) in the clear fluids of the body.2
The U.S. Center for Disease Control believes that these chronic diseases are among the most preventable.3 Excess acid in the body dissolves both teeth and bones. Excess alkalinity creates even more severe problems for the body, including vomiting, seizures, chronic indigestion, over-excited nerves, thick blood, edema, night cramps, and bone spurs.4
Poor pH balance is known to disrupt digestion and inactivate vital body functions. One encyclopedia puts it this way “Enzymes and other proteins have an optimum pH range and can become denatured [or altered natural qualities] outside this range.”5
Dr. Robert O. Young (author of several books on ph balancing) has pointed out that every single cell in the human body is affected by the pH levels of the clear fluids of the body.6
Regardless of the health situation you are faced with, you should monitor your progress toward a proper acid/alkaline balance by testing your saliva pH level weekly. Your results will indicate your susceptibility to cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Your Power to Heal (pH)
The human body is a marvelous creation, designed to be self-healing. When it is balanced and functioning properly, it will repair itself. Your body will automatically correct imbalances and diseased conditions through its homeostatic mechanism (a survival system) which seeks to maintain a constant pH 7.365 in the blood.
The body protects this pH balance by depositing and withdrawing alkaline or acidic minerals from other locations in the body including the bones, vital organs, soft tissues, and body fluids.
Your “power to Heal” is at its greatest potential when the pH of the body’s clear fluids remain in the Healing pH rangeTM of 7.1 to 7.5. This slightly alkaline condition is vital to the body’s ability to perform cellular repair and maintain natural healing. A fasting saliva pH test is the quickest, easiest, and most accurate way to establish your immediate healing potential.
The pH level of your saliva is a powerful indicator of health because:
- Saliva is part of the clear fluids that make up over 55% of your body weight. These clear fluids fill the body and include lymph fluid, intracellular fluid, organ cushioning fluid, spinal fluid, cranial fluid, the fluid that surrounds the heart, and the synovial fluid that fills the joints.
- The saliva pH test is convenient. Testing is most accurate when done first thing in the morning. However, you get a good indication anytime day or night when it has been: • 2 -3 hours after food and beverages, • 1 hr after chewing gum /teeth brushing, • 5 mins since drinking water.
- Saliva pH testing can be done at home, in the health food store, the wellness clinic, or the doctor’s office. It only takes about two minutes total to test and log your results. Saliva pH Testing is the simple way to take control of your own health. It is easy to help your family, friends, and neighbors to learn to do the same for themselves.
All acids are not bad
The human body is designed to work best with a healthy balance of good acids and good alkaloids that keep each other in check.
Good (balancing) acid sources include: fresh citrus fruit – fresh onions and garlic – organic apple cider vinegar – vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – all essential fatty acids
Harmful acid sources include: Juices from concentrate (choose fresh-squeezed juices only) – meats from grain-fed cattle (choose free-range, grass-fed beef and bison) – Heavy metal and heavy chemical contamination contribute to acid levels. These are now commonly found in: drugs, including prescription and over-the- counter medications, seafood that contains mercury (includes most saltwater and freshwater fish!)
high fructose corn syrup (HFCS —has been found to have dangerous levels of mercury in most batches; most are also GMO).
Acid-forming sources to avoid
- Coffee bean (208 acids in the harmful or incompatible range for the human body)
- Tobacco (smoking and chewing)
- Alcohol in all forms
- Black tea (with tannic acid), hot or cold
- Carbonated beverages (colas, fake energy drinks, even club soda)
- White refined sugars (table sugar, artificial sugars, HFCS are worst!)
- Bottled up, unresolved stress (Extreme worry and anger)
For achieving and maintaining a healthy, happy life, there is no other health-related number as important as your “power to Heal” or pH. Your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, and pulse readings are all affected by the pH of the body’s internal environment.
You can reach your health goals. Your body can regain its natural healing ability. Don’t ever give in to those who would tell you that there is no hope for your health condition. You can be pH-healthy for life!
Burt Goulding is Managing Director of Positive Nutrition Institute and will be speaking January 19th at the Way of Life Lecture Series. His lectures, training seminars and radio show interviews are based on 99% success rating in balancing the pH of more than 1,500 people. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The pH Miracle For Diabetes by Robert O.Young, Ph.D. and Shelley Redford Young, Warner Books, 2004 (see pgs. 1-54, 146-63)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, and James F. Balch, M.D., Avery, 2000, (see pgs.122-25)
1 ‘The term pH is derived from “p”, the mathematical symbol of the negative logarithm, and “H”, the chemical symbol of Hydrogen. The formal definition of pH is the negative logarithm of the Hydrogen ion
2 activity.’ see http://www.omega.com/techref/ph.html see Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, and 3 James F. Balch, M.D., Avery, 2000, pgs.122-25
4 http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp see Prescription for Nutritional Healing, pgs.122-25
5 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PH_7
6 see The pH Miracle For Diabetes by Robert O. Young, Ph.D., and Shelley Redford Young, Warner Books, 2004, pg.21
7 see The pH Miracle For Diabetes, pgs. 1-54
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Disclaimer: The entire contents of this booklet are based upon the opinions of Burt Goulding, unless otherwise noted. This information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is only intended to share the knowledge and information from the research and experience of Burt Goulding and his associates. Burt Goulding encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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