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The pH Diet and Your Fertility

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The pH Diet and Your Fertility

If you’re like most people you probably have vague recollections of boring high school chemistry classes when you hear the word, “pH.”  Don’t let chemistry class stop you from accessing one of the greatest factors for health, including your reproductive health.

All you need to know about pH to start reaping the health benefits of a more balanced body chemistry, is that it is a measure of acidity (think vinegar) or alkalinity (think baking soda) from 0 to 14.  Zero is the worst level of acidity possible and 14 is the highest level of alkalinity possible, with neutral being in the middle.  Your body maintains much tighter reins than that and will work diligently to balance your blood at a just slightly alkaline rate of 7.36.  However, our highly acid-forming diet (meat, dairy products, sugar and other sweets, wheat and white flour baked goods and pastas, coffee, tea, trans fats, and food additives found in most packaged and prepared foods) and our high stress lifestyles can take their toll on our body’s pH balancing mechanisms, leading to acidity.

Microorganisms like yeast, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and others thrive in an acidic environment.  Some of these nasty critters interfere with enzyme and co-enzyme production in the body, including ones that are essential to hormone health, as well as many other health concerns.  If a particular coenzyme is depleted, hormones that are critical to fertility and reproduction, in both men and women can become imbalanced.  Additionally, many of the microorganisms that begin to thrive in an acidic body can begin to feed on hormones, causing deficiencies.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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1:25AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Thank you :)

5:14AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

I've read that lemons acidify the body to such an extent that women who eat them later give birth to weak and sickly babies.

5:14AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

I've read that lemons acidify the body to such an extent that women who eat lemons later give birth to weak and sickly babies.

5:29AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:40AM PST on Mar 7, 2012

thanks for the info

3:40AM PST on Nov 24, 2011

great info thank you for sharing :)

4:32AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

thanks

12:27PM PST on Nov 20, 2011

3q

8:45AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Thanks for the information. Very interesting.

8:31AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Interesting. Thanks for the reminders!

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