PH Test

PH Test

Your body’s overall pH can be measured in various ways including urine and saliva.  These measurements can be a sign of predisposition to acidity which promotes chronic degenerative disease and  inflammation.  Research indicates that Cancer and many diseases progress more rapidly in an acidic environment.

Highlight: alkalinity and acidity

Functional Assessment of : PH

Indicated for those who: may experience inflammation, pain and general health concerns.

Urine pH Test

Included in Chemstrip 10

Saliva pH Challenge Test

Acid-Alkaline Balance A simple test to measure your susceptibility to various degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Saliva pH is controlled by your diet and the amount of vitamins and minerals you have in your body. Lower saliva pH is a good indicator for the need of vitamin and mineral supplements. Saliva pH over 7.0 is a good indicator that you are taking in enough vitamins and mineral. Saliva pH is usually measured from 5-9, the lower your score the more acidic and the more likely to have health problems. Your ideal saliva pH level should be between 7.0-7.4. Journal of the American Dietetic Association; 8/1/1990; Wampold, Richard L. The lower pH found was associated with the lack of nutrients and with a higher incidence of dental cavities. To increase the salivary pH level you need to know what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. The body recognizes foods as either acid, neutral or alkaline based.

Why is an acid-alkaline balance important in the body?

  • To ensure proper vitamin and mineral absorption.
  • To maintain proper enzyme and cellular metabolism.
  • To prevent increased activity of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
  • To prevent the development of various degenerative conditions.

Acidic Foods: High protein foods such as meats, fish, beans and chicken tend to make the body more acidic. The most acid forming foods include dairy, coffee, soda, alcohol, sugar, processed flour and fried foods.

Acidic Lifestyle: Stress, Eating Quickly, Free Radical Damage, Digestive Imbalance, Medications

Alkalinine foods: Fruits, vegetables, especially the dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, collard, spinach and whole grains, Essential Fatty Acids  are more alkaline in nature and will help increase saliva pH level.

Alkaline Lifestyle: Relaxation: Yoga, Meditation, Thai Chi, Optimal Digestion, Balance

Fee Schedule:

pH  Saliva : 10
pH Urine ( included in Chemstrip 10): 10

The patient provides a sample and the results are given at the next office visit.

PATIENT PREPARATION ( for all urinalysis):

  • First morning urine is most optimal
    The specific gravity of the sample should be between 1.015-1.020 for optimal results
    Patient Preparation : 24 hrs before test
    It is helpful to consume chicken or turkey for tryptophan assists indicant test
    Eliminate the use of salt as much as possible
    Eliminate all nutritional supplements
    Eliminate iodine and bile supplements as they may cause false positives in the indican bowl test
    Eliminate coffee, tea , colas and alcoholic beverages. These are diuretics and will concentrate the sample too much. Alcohol may also cause false negatives on the indican test and false positives for the oxidata test.
    Reduce laxatives and bulking agents ie fiber ( interferes with indicant test)
    Reduce the use of beets and carrots as they may discolor the urine and make the readings more difficult.
    Drink 6 glasses of water each day

Information Courtesy of  Professional Health Products- In Office Lab Tests Manual