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She came to me with heart palpitations, chronic fatigue, dark circles under her eyes and anxiety. She was in a panic. I wasn’t. I had seen her case before. It was the case of so many of my clients, the case of so many women, people in general I know, and sometimes, many times, there are simple yet profound ways to support the body. One of those ways is digestive health through balancing your digestive pH.

Many of you may have heard of pH when connected to drinking alkaline water. You have been told that your pH needs to be alkaline so you buy and guzzle alkaline water and believe you are set. There is more to your health than simply drinking alkaline water. First, you need to understand what pH is and, more specifically, what digestive pH is, how to test your digestive pH and general tips to help you balance it. Most of these points are on the graphic I have included here, but here are some other points you need to know:

pH stands for potential hydrogen or power of hydrogen and it measures the concentration of oxygen in your body. If you have too much hydrogen, you are too acidic. If you have too little hydrogen you are too alkaline. Most of us know that being too acidic is harmful to the body, but so is being too alkaline. Your body needs to be balanced, and with digestive pH you need to be slightly alkaline; the number 6.4 on your pH test strips represents that.

Digestive pH includes upper digestion (from your mouth through the bottom of your esophagus) and lower digestion (from the bottom of your esophagus through your anus). Your upper digestive pH is determined by testing your saliva, and your lower digestive pH is determined by testing your urine. These numbers need to be in sync, meaning they both should be 6.4. If not, you will have problems not just in your digestive system but in other body systems as well.

Some classic signs that your digestive pH is off balance are

  • Indigestion (acid reflux)
  • Loose stools
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety (worrying)
  • Bad breath
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Heart racing
  • Weak muscles
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue

So, the next time you are investigating why you may have any of these symptoms, don’t forget to consider testing your digestive pH numbers. Your answer could be as simple as balancing the types of foods you eat. For more insight about why your digestive pH numbers may be behind your symptoms, schedule a Soul Delights LLC Health and Healing Consultation. As always, I am

With you on the journey,


Dr.  Rhonda

Note: Place your urine in a separate receptacle and follow the directions in the chart for testing your saliva.

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