The papers are called 'pH strips'. Various companies sell it, but I have
had the best luck with Alkalife. I buy it at phpaper.net... it comes in
small scotch tape type dispensers- very handy. It measures the pH in your
body- people can use the same method to see if their body is 'out of
whack'... when your *** sugar is off, your (or your dogs) PH level will
fluxuate. There are really only two different types of pH tests... saliva
and urine, the former being the easiest to test.
Play with a week of test strips, find your 'normal range' then you can use
it. Just remember it isn't a replacement for the *** tests and your vet.
Hope this helps,
***more detail, if you'd like to read on***
The pH of your saliva moves from high to low according to what you eat in
your diet over a period of time. Tear off a strip of pH test paper 1-2" long
and hold it below your mouth so that you can spite a small amount of saliva
onto an end of the strip. Shake the extra spittle off of the end of the
strip and compare the change in color of the moistened end to the color
chart. Note on a piece of paper that you can record on from day to day the
number of the pH value. Do this at the very beginning of each day before you
have put anything whatsoever in your mouth. This will be your "normal"
saliva pH before being changed by things going into your mouth or the
events of the day. Keep this record in a secure and convenient location so
that you can record the values in successive days. This is the simplest,
most bare-bones pH test routine. You just look at the one reading at the
start of the day and compare it to the prior day's readings. If the change
is towered a slightly alkaline reading 7.0 - 7.4, as the days progress, then
you are on the right track. If there is no change or the readings are moving
away from the proper range, then you are not doing enough correct actions to
improve your health. These values, by the way, can be much affected by
emotional and mental states of the individual. Take note if this seems to
apply when you evaluate the pH values.
What do the numbers mean?
5.5-6.0 State of health is mildly poor or very poor. Anxiety or
chronic stress could also be dominating the physiology. If mental/emotional
factors are not the cause, improving diet, detoxification and exercise will
move the values up to the correct range.
6.2-7.0 Usually indicates that emotions are not getting the best
of physiology. This range improves more easily with improvement in diet, a
detoxification program and some exercise where there was not enough before.
"Improving diet" for those with a pH below 7.0 means eating 70% or more
foods from the alkaline-ash* list of foods daily.
7.2-8.0 Diet isn't a major problem unless stably above 7.4
Vegetarians commonly fall in this high pH range and can be headed toward
exhaustion. Worry and anxiety can be overriding the positive benefits they
get from their good diets. When worry and too much stress is not the case,
the physical handling is to include more rice cereals and other acid-ash in
their diets to tone down the pH. (See acid-ash and alkaline-ash foods list,
attached.) Also, mild detoxification and exercise may be of benefit to
Here, in a quick glance, is how you can test and evaluate your
body's pH. Monitoring your saliva pH can help you improve your diet and
other lifestyle characteristics so that your health can be under your