Testing your saliva and urine pH with pH test strips is a great way to find out if the foods you are eating are giving you an alkaline or acidic body. You have to do the testing properly though, and it’s optimal to test for 2 weeks, ever other day, to chart your progress. To get true, meaningful results you need to track changes over time.
Commit to doing this testing for at least 2 weeks, preferably for an entire month. Then once you get your alkaline levels in a great place, do the testing again every few months. Once your body has the proper pH levels, you will shed pounds, have more energy, and increase your overall health.
3 Steps to Testing Your pH
#1 Sunrise Saliva Test – As soon as you wake up, before anything else, test you pH of your saliva. Note the pH and write it down. The saliva tells you how effective your body is at dealing with acidic foods you have eaten the day and night before.
As well as how your other organs are doing with the acidic foods you eat. Don’t brush your teeth, drink, eat or do anything else before you test. Goal pH: At least 7.0 and ideally above 7.2
#2 The Upon-Rising Urine Test – Now test your first pee of the day. Note the color and write it down. The first urine of the day has been stored in your bladder overnight.
It’s a track record of how well your body is neutralizing acids you had consumed the day before. Goal pH: At or above 7.0
#3 The Post-Hydration Test – Next brush your teeth and drink a big glass of water. Try not to eat anything, if possible. Do another urine test of your 2nd pee of the day. Note the colour and number, and write it down.
The 2nd pee should show improvements from the 1st one. Goal pH: Higher than 7.2
Of course, if you needed to have an alkaline diet, then add less acidic foods … duh!