Building Balance...Whaddaya Mean?
Life really is centered on balance. It seems we all wrangle with the issue of balance. Whether it be balancing our time, relationships, families, or diets; there are ever-increasing challenges that must be overcome to build a healthy balance in our lives. pH Life’s tagline is “Building Balance™.” Balance What? What are we talking about? The answer to the first question is easy; answering the next involves a little more explanation.
pH Life’s mission, at its core…is to help people build balance in their overall health and wellness, centered on balanced body pH levels. Seems simple, right? Eat a salad once in a while, get up off the couch and move a little, see the doctor once a year, and we’ll call it good. This pervasive attitude is crippling our nation (as well as many others) by creating an environment for chronic illness in epidemic proportions. America is losing a wellness war right now, a war that is slowly eroding our very way of living. Our primary care doctors are besieged by patients whose symptoms are related to chronic inflammatory complaints of unknown origin. These patients are suffering from ailments with no direct tie to a disease. Could it be that the root cause of all this suffering is directly attributable to something we’re doing to ourselves? Or more likely, could it be something we’re not doing in balance? pH Life’s exhaustive research has shown both ends of this scale to weigh true.
Our natural health in America is not thriving right now, nor has it for some time. We are living in convenient times, where our next meal is only a quick trip to the fast food joint down the street. We guzzle soft drinks by the gallon. Environmental toxins are present all around us, and often in us, both natural and man-made. The larger truth to be accepted here is that we are writing checks our bodies can’t cash, by consuming a huge array of acid-producing, foods and beverage that are REALLY BAD FOR US. We’re living entirely unbalanced. It doesn’t have to be this way.
You may or may not be aware that our bodies have systems in place to deal with all of the acidic substances that we put into our bodies. This is due to the fact that humans are designed to remain in a fairly narrow window of pH levels. The optimum blood level (the most crucial!) is slightly alkaline, between 7.35 and 7.45 on the pH scale. Other body fluids fluctuate due to their purpose, but suffice it to say that other than urine and sometimes saliva, our intracellular fluids are healthiest when alkaline. Through respiration we release carbonic acid. Our kidneys release bicarbonate to regulate acid balance, and we release acids when we urinate. When we perspire, acids are eliminated in our sweat.