Maintaining your body at the desired level pH level of 6.9-7.0 when eating is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your immune system and health.
Body pH is influenced by the primarily by the  amount of saliva ingested,  type of food eaten and  speed at which you eat.
During this process and during the period immediately following, your stomach and intestinal pH decreases. During your rest time following eating the pH should return to normal – but does it always? Answer can be no. Read on
PH. How is pH influenced?
Saliva, fibre and the protein/energy balance are the key factors in maintaining a good body pH.
Fibre and Saliva
- Foods that are easily digested lower pH
- Lack of chewing means low saliva intake resulting in low pH
- Quick eaters naturally have a lower pH due to lack of saliva
High protein foods are acidic foods and they lower your body pH
High nitrogen foods are high protein (N% x 6.25 = crude protein%)
Vegetables and meat can contain high protein
eg Lettuce 30-35%, cabbage 25-30%, spinach 30-35%, rocket 30-40%, beef 25-35%, pork 50%, chicken 16%, fish 16%.
High protein foods lower the stomach pH, reduce appetite and increase blood ammonia. When combined with body fat, the liver produces urea which is excreted in the urine, so you lose weight. But in the meantime you have a reduced life expectancy by stressing your liver and kidneys. Continued intake of excess protein can result in fusion of the liver cells and also reduce life expectancy
High blood ammonia and low PH mean:
- Low blood and muscle oxygen
- Low muscle glycogen so low energy
- Low immunity
- Increased illness
- Increased susceptibility to cancer which thrives on high blood and muscle nitrogen
- Increased arthritis
- Increased calcium deposits – gall stones, kidney stones, bladder stones and blocked arteries
In farm animals we see the following – the question? Can they be relates to humans my answer is yes what is yours?
High/excess protein diets in animals result in
- Low digestive and intestinal pH
- Reduced appetite
- Reduced salivation
- Increased blood ammonia
- Weight loss
- Kidney/liver problems
- Still born young
- Weak young at birth
- Mis mothering (post natal depression)
- Increased production of histamines
- Constriction of arteries around the heart forcing blood to the outer extremities of the body
- Calcium deposits in arteries
- Increased production of uric acid in the joints – arthritis
- Increased requirement for supplementary minerals and vitamins – depressed vitamin A – calcium – magnesium – often increased potassium
# Bryan’s Tips: Eat a balanced protein/carbohydrate diet and only eat high protein if you are overweight. Chew your food well to promote good saliva flow and chew gum after a meal especially if you feel full or suffer from indigestion. If you do have that over full feeling from too much to food or drink take some baking soda or chew a little more gum and be surprised at how good you feel, no need to go to the chemist