Ways to support your mouth and gut health with pH Balance
How do you balance gut health while keeping you mouth pH neutral.
Since most water is pH neutral staying hydrated is a great way to balance your pH levels
Staring the day with lemon water has become very popular. I know what you are thinking, why on earth would I recommend drinking something acidic in the morning to balance pH?
While Lemons are acidic in their natural form, Lemon water alkaline forming in the body.
Start with two cups of lukewarm water Filtered or I use distilled, add a ¼ fresh squeezed lemon.
Although lemon is good for your body it is not always good for your mouth.
If you have an acid mouth you can use water ionizers or alkalizing tablets to balance the pH of your mouth. I use:
1 cup of water
1/4 tps of baking soda
1/4 tsp Xylitol
swish for 15 -20 second and spit.
If you do not have xylitol you can use 1/2 tsp baking soda in 1 cup of water.
Diet and foods defiantly affect your ph. Your food choices should coincide with what is going on in your body. Meaning you are in a healthy or diseased state?
The body can become alkaline or acidic depending on your diet what and when you eat or if you have cancer or another systemic disease.
I have had family members with Cancer that switched to a vegan diet to create an alkaline environment as to not feed the cancer.
For me personally being in a more alkaline state, reduces inflammation in my joint, eliminating joint pain, headaches, and acid reflux. I used to be better at watching my diet as of late I am so on the go it is hard. But I feel so much better when I was intentional about what I put in my body. I was more productive and never felt that brain fog I get when I eat foods not good for me.
Juicing was also a game changer for me. While I was hungrier and ate more often, I did not have any cravings. I ate celery and almonds daily for six months .
Here are a few examples of foods that produce little or no acid.
Types of food producing little or No Plaque Acid with examples
- Chewing Gum with Xylitol = All types which contain Xylitol as the first active ingredient
- Cocoa Products = All types
- Cheeses = Blue cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Cheese Spread, Cream Cheese, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella and Swiss Cheese. (Cheeses are high in fat. reduced or low-fat ones are advised)
- Nuts = All types
- Protein Foods = Meat, Seafood, Poultry, Eggs
- Fats = Margarine, Butter and oils, choose low fat if possible
These foods are encouraged to be eaten in their recommended serving sizes.
Diet is not the only thing that effects Ph, how you breathe and how much sleep you get can affect your health at a cellular level.
Emotional stress releases acid forming hormones. Stress is not a laughing matter.
If you are stressed, believe or not, the simple act of smiling can trick your body into elevating your mood, actually activating neural messaging in your brain.
A simple smile can trigger the release of neural communication boosting neuropeptides as well as mood-boosting neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.
The moral of this story keep the pH in your mouth balanced and you more than likely will not need to worry about cavities.