and Urine pH Testing
The test is simple:
Saliva test upon waking. First thing in the morning right when
you get out of bed, lick and wet the end of an acid test strip
with saliva. Note the color change and write down that pH number.
Do this before brushing your teeth, drinking, smoking, or even
thinking of eating any food. This pH should be 6.8.
Then test your second urine of the morning. The urine stored
in your bladder during the night, that is ready to be eliminated
when you get up, should be acid so you don't want to test that.
Drain your bladder in the morning, the last time you get up
if you get up during the night and then see what that urine
pH is. Again, record this number. This number should be the
pH of your urine after you got rid of your acid load from the
day before. The acids should be gone the second time you go
to the bathroom so your urine pH should be around 6.8 also.
Eat breakfast, an apple will do, anything, and five minutes
after breakfast check your saliva again. Write this number down
also. This number should go up from what it was before you ate,
the more the better.
five tests show the following:
and 5. Then check your urine pH between meals, i.e. between
breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner. The pH should
always be 7.0 to 8.5, a couple of hours after meals.
How well your digestive system dealt with what you ate the night
before, i.e. the AM urine pH. These numbers may change from
day to day depending on what you did eat the night before.
How well we treat ourselves in general, i.e. how "strong" the
liver is. This is the AM saliva pH. This number shows the overall
state of our health, the condition of the alkaline reserve of
our bodies which reflects the diet we have eaten over the last
months to years. This number stays rather constant and will
only change after some work has been done in re-mineralizing
the body. Since the saliva pH is an indicator of intracellular
pH, saliva pH readings should never be below the pK of the phosphate
buffer system, 6.8. (see below). The most accurate reading of
saliva pH is recorded immediately upon awakening--after sleeping
at least five hours and before brushing the teeth. It is during
sleep that the body removes waste and is in an anabolic state
restoring and replenishing the body. If the patient has a saliva
pH of 5.5 at this time and only 5.6 after eating, you know that
this person has no alkaline reserve and that his body is devoid
of the minerals necessary to process food properly--his body
cannot adequately respond to the physiological crisis of handling
The pH of your saliva after you eat gives an indication of what
the mineral reserves of your body are (the pH number should
increase after you eat). My son just thought of a lemon for
a minute and the pH of his saliva went up a whole point. He
had enough reserve minerals, which are basic, to pull into his
digestive system to begin the digestive process. The ideal saliva
pH pattern is 6.8 on awakening, 7.0 before eating and 8.5 following
just thinking of a lemon one can eat one. This is a simple test
that can be done at most any time of the day. It too checks
the adequacy of the alkaline reserve of the body. When a healthy
person with adequate alkaline reserves takes a bite of highly
acid lemon, the saliva pH drops sharply for an instant but returns
almost immediately to pH 8.5. The more acidic the food that
is eaten, the more rapid the response of the alkaline reserve,
and the higher the saliva pH should be following a meal.
The pH's of the urine between meals should be kept in the basic
range, pH 7.0 to 8.5. After one eats, the stomach generates
the necessary acid to digest the food. While doing this, it
also performs the opposite action, i.e. it makes an equivalent
amount of base or baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, that is picked
up by the blood stream and delivered to the alkaline glands
of the body, the saliva, the pancreas and the liver. The maximum
amount of base in the blood and therefore in the urine occurs
one to two hours after you eat.
rhythm of the acid and base flow of the body, is called by Frederick
F Sander, the Base-floods and the Base-tides of the Acid-Base
household. This information is from, The Acid-Base Household of
the Human Organism and its cooperation with the nail circulation
and the rhythm of the Liver, Frederick F. Sander, about 1930,
translated from the German by Robert Miller, D.C. This book is
not yet in print in English.
the body fluids and therefore the urine is most acid at 2:00 A.M.
(pH 5.0 to 6.8) in the morning (the base tide) and most alkaline
at 2:00 P.M. (pH 7.0 to 8.5) in the afternoon (base flood).
ideal pH numbers depend on the time of day. Plotted on a curve
it looks like the double hump of the back of a camel. Two times
a day the urine should be alkaline and that is the top of the
humps and corresponds to 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., the alkaline tide
after meals. During the rest of the day the pH should be between
6.6 and 6.8. This is optimal urine. The first urine in the morning
should be more acidic because of the decalcification that takes
place during the night."
all the acids are not all flushed out during the night they accumulate,
day after day. It hurts for one thing and the cycle of chronic
disease begins. It effects different people in different ways;
heart disease in one, arthritis, osteoporosis, stones, ulcers,
cancer, in others.
what you are doing to get better isn't working, if you are sick,
be it with modern allopathic medicines or any of the alternative,
complementary therapies, it is probably because you haven't dealt
with this acid problem, first.
this puts the responsibility of caring for one's own health back
into a patient's hands. It guides your therapy and shows you if
what you are doing is working or not.
do the above tests a month or so after you did the initial ones.
The numbers should be less acid, if you are doing the right thing.
If not, you and your doctor should, re-consult. It all takes time.
pH Indicator Solution
simple way to prepare a pH indicator, instead of using pH strips,
is to use the spice, Turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow powder but
in a basic solution it turns a ruby red color. Actually, it turns
color right at a pH of 6.8. the pH that the urine and saliva should
be, most of the time.
prepare this pH indicator solution you just add a teaspoon of
Turmeric to a pint of rubbing alcohol. Shake it up and let it
use it pour some of the yellow, alcohol/Turmeric solution into
a test tube or similar container. A small drinking glass will
do. Add a few drops of urine or saliva and if it turns red it
means that whatever was added had a pH greater than 6.8, that
it was alkaline. If it stays yellow the pH is acid, less than
6.8, need more fruits and vegetables.
your urine is acid you nee Base Powder. You take enough Base Powder
so that the Turmeric solution stays red most of the time. After
awhile it will stay red all by itself and then you will know what
it means to be in pH balance. You will simply just feel good.
Dennis Myers, M.D