It is important for you to understand what pH means and how when carefully balanced it can make all the difference when it comes to crushing your yeast infection permanently. What does pH mean, and how does it relate to your health when it comes to a yeast infection?
The letters pH are an acronym for the words Potential Hydrogen, and come from the chemistry formula for calculating the concentration of hydrogen ions present in a substance. The pH scale measures acidity and alkalinity and the scale ranges from 1 (most acid) right up to 14 (most alkaline) with a pH value of 7 being regarded as neutral, pure water thus has a value of 7. Foods that are predominantly alkaline by nature have a pH value above 7, whereas foods that are predominantly acid by nature have a pH value below 7. Your blood has a pH finely balanced at 7.365.
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Your body not only tries very hard to maintain a constant temperature of close to 98.5 Fahrenheit (37 Degrees Celsius), it tries even harder to maintain a pH balance of almost exactly 7.365, and it achieves this by way of maintaining your oxygen levels within a fine range.
Scientists have worked out that in order for your blood cells to remain the healthiest, they require a blood-based pH level of 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. Meanwhile, your digestive system, in particular your stomach, requires a pH level of around 2, which is very acid to break down foods, especially any protein foods.
We have also discovered that if the body’s capacity to absorb and retain oxygen becomes compromised in any way and the pH becomes imbalanced, that we can get sick much more easily and become more prone to diseases like infections, inflammation, heart disease, cancers and even a candida yeast overgrowth. So, when your body’s pH levels fluctuate widely, and especially if they remain too low (acidic), you may gravitate from one infection to another and may be considerably more prone to all kinds of acute or chronic illness.
Many who live in the Western world tend to adopt diets that are too refined, they eat too many prepackaged foods that tend to be processed and full of sugar, salt and fat, and the bottom line is that they may develop a real problem absorbing and maintaining adequate oxygen levels.