Keep Well Balanced.
Let’s see how we can help keep you well balanced.
Have a look at your goals and priorities. Making optimal health one of these goals may well help you thrive all year round. This obviously involves committing to healthy eating, being active and
having some fun. One of the most important aspects of maintaining long term health is actually maintaining a healthy acid/alkaline balance within your body.
Maintaining your body acid/alkaline balance is something you must take note of if you wish to sustain optimal health.
Optimal acid/alkaline balance is necessary for:
• Healthy stress responses
• Weight management
• Preventing chronic disease
What is pH?
Acid/alkaline balance is essential for maintaining wellbeing. Many factors can change your physiological acid/alkaline balance and lead to a number of health concerns. Acid/alkaline balance is measured on a scale called the pH scale. The pH scale ranges from 0-14 with anything below 7.0 being acidic and above 7 being alkaline. The healthy range of urinary pH is around neutral (i.e. around 7.0). That means you should aim for a urinary pH of about 6.5-7.5. This urinary pH reflects your body pH and is a good marker for your acid/alkaline balance. If you want to find out what your acid/alkaline balance is, ask us about simple, effective urinary pH testing and how to monitor your pH today health concerns.
The following conditions are commonly seen in people who have an acidic system:
• Metabolic Syndrome
• Muscle wasting
To help prevent these chronic diseases and keep healthier for longer, keeping your body in a neutral to slightly alkaline state is necessary.
Diets Have Changed From The Good Old Days!
The diets of our ancestors were much more alkalising than the standard Western diet today. These historic diets were particularly high in alkalising fruits and vegetables. The standard Western diet today contains a higher proportion of more acid-producing animal foods and cereal grains.
The typical alkalising diet we may recommend may include the following recommendations:
• Eat 3 to 5 serves of protein daily e.g. fresh lean fish, lean beef, eggs, legumes and tofu.
• Eat at least 6 serves of seasonal vegetables daily e.g. cruciferous (broccoli, asian greens), root and leafy green vegetables.
• Enjoy 2 to 4 serves of seasonal fruit daily e.g. a variety of coloured fruits including berries and citrus.
• Add in 2 to 4 serves of nuts, seeds and oils daily e.g. raw and fresh nuts and seeds, cold pressed oils.
• Limit grains and dairy product intake as these are very acidifying foods.
• Drink at least 2 litres daily e.g. mainly water but also enjoy herbal/green teas, fruit and vegetable juices.
If you think you could benefit from a more alkaline diet, we can help you with a tailored dietary program to meet your needs.
Talk to us Today!
Acid/alkaline balance is absolutely essential for maintaining your wellbeing. We can help you keep vital and alkaline all year round with nutritional advice, pH testing, alkaline mineral supplementation and lifestyle guidance.
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Written by Zone 3 Therapies Blog
At Zone 3 Therapies, we are committed to “adding years to life, and life to years”, by helping you age optimally – by not only helping to extend your potential lifespan, but keep you well in the process. Using cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art technology, we can assess the rate at which you are ageing (your ‘biological age’) with cellular health analysis testing and your overall stress response, which significantly contributes to the ageing process, addition, your practitioner may order other functional medicine tests such as an adrenal hormone profile, antioxidant status testing, salivary hormone testing and blood tests, to assess factors that are impacting on your rate of ageing