When listing the health benefits of using Himalayan Crystal Salt, I often say "it balances the body's pH." A number of customers have asked me what that means, so I thought I would explain about pH today.
pH is an abbreviation for the "power of the concentration of the Hydrogen ion" present in a solution. It is expressed as a number on a scale of degrees of pH, from 0 to 14.
The pH scale indicates the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, which is an indicator of the number of hydrogen atoms present. A pH of 7 is neutral, a pH of less than 7 indicates an acidic solution, and a pH greater than 7 indicates an alkaline solution.
This is a very important thing to know about our bodies because the pH of our body fluids affect how healthy we are and how long we will live.
In order to function, our bodies need to maintain the proper concentration of hydrogen ions in the body fluids. Even though hydrogen ions are present in only trace amounts, they are extremely important because they are so reactive. A hydrogen ion is a postive charge that can easily attach to various molecules, changing their charge and how they interact. This is especially important for the metabolism of proteins.
The normal pH level for healthy human blood is pH 7.4, slightly alkaline. Maintaining this pH is so important to the body, that it has complex mechanisms to regulate the concentration of hydrogen ions in body fluids.
If the blood becomes more acid or alkaline than normal our health is affected. A pH above 7.7 or below 7.0 is incompatible with life. So it's very important to keep the pH range of the body fluids within the range of 7.0 - 7.7, and as close to 7.4 as possible.
Acid/alkaline balance can be affected by many factors, including the food you eat, the water you drink, chemicals that come into your body via various types of exposure, the amount of sunlight you are exposed to, how well you sleep, the amount of stress in your life, and how often you get physical exercise. Most people today have lifestyles that result in acidic bodies, the perfect environment in which cancer cells, disease-causing bacteria, fungus, viruses and parasites thrive.
When we say "The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt balances pH", we mean that whether your body is too acid or too alkaline, the salt will help to bring it to normal pH. Because the salt helps remove acidic toxins from the body, the result is that the body will become more normal, slightly alkaline.
As a special gift to you today, with every order I will send a free packet of 15 pH test strips, which will allow you to quickly test your saliva to learn the pH of your body. Then you will know if you need to take steps to adjust the pH of your body.
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And now for a recipe. My friend Debra Lynn Dadd has been working on developing recipes for all kinds of food products that usually contain refined salt. Debra is the author of Home Safe Home: Creating a Healthy Home Environment by Reducing Ezposure to Toxic Household Products, and she is now committed to eliminating refined salt from her diet. "I really didn't realize before that refined salt is a poison," Debra told me, "just like pesticides and solvents are poisons. And I don't want poisons in my body."
"This is my favorite recipe for guacamole," says Debra, "because it has so many crunchy vegetables that really lighten up the guacamole. And all the ingredients help your body be more alkaline. I love to eat this as a mid-afternoon snack, piled on a crisp romaine lettuce leaf."
makes 2 servings
1 ripe Hass avocado, mashed
1 heaping soup spoon sour cream or yogurt (for lightness, flavor, and the beneficial intestinal flora)
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
1 large rib celery, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
"The Original" Himalayan Crystal Salt, to taste
hot sauce or chili powder or chopped fresh jalapeno (optional)
Mix all ingredients and enjoy!
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