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Pyrmont Personal Training: How to Measure your pH with pH test strips

detox diet Pyrmont Personal Training: How to Measure your pH with pH test stripsFollowing on from Week 1 of the 6 part series on Detox or Die!, here is Week 2.


It’s ridiculously easy and cheap to measure your pH. All you need is a box of pH test strips. They are about $15 to $30 Aus and you can buy them at most health food stores or online. Testing your pH takes less than a minute.

Testing your pH value is important because it instantly indicates your health level. Healthy blood has a pH level of 7.35. A pH below 7 is acid and is an indication of poor health. You may experience symptoms like: low energy, pains and aches, mood swings, worrying and fears, poor sleep or being overweight. If you have a pH of 5, you’re probably seriously sick. You can reverse this acid state by eating more alkaline foods.

Also, monitoring your pH is an excellent motivation to stay raw.

Read here how you can measure you pH in seven easy steps.

Step 1 – Buy pH Test Strips
Buy pH Test Strips. You can buy them at the health store or pharmacy. They cost about $15to $30 Aus.

If they don’t know what you’re talking about. This may help: another word for pH test strips is litmus paper. Usually white plastic strips or yellow paper tape. You can hold these strips in your urine to measure the PH of your urine. The yellow tape is more economical.

You can also order them online. There are many sources. Two of them are: or

Step 2 – Get Your Test Strip Ready
If you have a plastic strip, take out one. If you have yellow paper tape, you break off a piece of about 2-3 inch.

Step 3 – First Test
Test your urine. You need to pee on the pH test strip. The colour will change.

Compare this colour with the colour of the pH on the test strip box. Read the PH number.

Step 4 – Write Down the pH number
Write down the pH number, the date and time. (Put a notebook and pen in your bathroom)

Step 5 – Daily pH Testing
You may note that every time you go the bathroom the pH number is different. When you’re healthy the number will always be around 7.3 or even up to 8 just after eating. The first urine of the day is usually the lowest.

Check your urine every time you go to the bathroom, for at least two weeks.

Step 6 – How Healthy are you?
If the pH of your urine is mostly around 7.3 you’re fine.

If the pH of your urine is lower, especially if it’s below 6.5 this means you don’t have sufficient alkaline reserves to buffer acids. You are short in minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Step 7 – Get Healthy – Get Alkaline!
Add alkaline foods into your diet and eat less acid food. Eat more raw green leafy vegetables and less food high in animal protein, sugar and grains.

Eat more avocados, vegetable soup, fresh almond milk, young coconut water, wheat grass, green powder, green vegetable juices, smoothies, seaweed and super foods.

Keep testing a few times a day until you always test alkaline. It’s the best motivation for eating raw food!

If you would like to get hold of these test strips email me on In week 3 I will show the list of supper foods that will bring you back to neutral.

Yours in heath.

Article by Sean Kirsten, Look Good Fitness

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