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Know your pH… Are you Acidic or Alkaline?

There are many natural, drug free ways to promote health. One important way to improve and maintain health is by balancing your pH. Every substance has a pH, and the range is from 1-14. The pH of water is totally neutral at 7. Anything below 7 is considered acidic, anything above is alkaline.

In the human body, saliva ranges from 4.5-9. If your pH is more acidic, as a whole your body systems are more prone to disease, inflammation and hormonal imbalance. People with acidic pH are more likely to gain weight, suffer depression, inflammation are even more likely to develop cancer. Whereas, people who have a pH that is alkaline are more healthy individuals and less likely to develop diseases.

So how do we become alkaline or acidic? Mostly food. The foods we love make us acidic, flour, meat, alcohol, coffee and sugar, where the foods that make us alkaline are things like kale, dark green leafy veggies, broccoli and avocados. Sometimes it’s very difficult to get all those greens into your body everyday.

If you are interested in knowing your pH and how to get and stay alkaline contact Dr. Jodi Kinney at Intrinsic Chiropractic Center for more information. Intrinsic Chiropractic Center is located at 100 West Veterans Highway, Suite #7 Jackson, NJ – 732-833-9000


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