March 04, 2024

Signs your pH balance is off

Signs your pH balance is off

Signs your pH balance is off (and how to improve it)

While most of us are aware to some extent that balancing our pH is important, here’s the why. Did you know that pH balance can affect your digestion, hormones, metabolism, and overall body function, making it crucial for consideration in day to day life? 

Our resident naturopath Shauna Anderson says, 'The pH balance of the blood is tightly regulated. When we talk of alkaline vs acidic diets, we mean they mainly affect bodily fluids such as saliva and urine. These fluids can reflect how much acid is being produced in the body as a result of metabolising certain foods. An alkaline diet reinforces good eating habits and produces less acidic metabolic waste, an acidic diet is reflective of a poor, processed and inflammatory diet.' 

Signs of pH imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Frequent UTIs
  • Irritated skin
  • Inflammation

What to Consider?

Our biggest concern should always be the usual suspects of diet and exercise. What we put inside our bodies naturally affects how we feel outwardly, and more importantly, the quality of our lives. 

Notice what constitutes your daily intake of fresh fruit and vegetables? Are you drinking enough water? The more we can touch base and become intimate with our baseline - what makes us feel good, and what doesn’t - the sooner we can benefit from choosing wellness over convenience, and improve our habits. 

3 ways to optimize your pH balance simply and effectively:

  1. Enjoy more veggies. Naturally alkaline, veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals needed for essential wellbeing. Upping your intake is never a bad idea.
  2. Add some lemon. Did you know that while acidic tasting, lemon is a great alkaliser for the body? Try adding some to your morning drink of water or squeezing onto your salad. Delicious and so beneficial.
  3. Increase your essential vitamins and minerals. TAKE CARE OF U is a daily supplement packed with zinc, echinacea, bearberry, cranberry, and probiotics, designed to assist your body in balancing your urinary tract and gut health.