Like a swimming pool it is necessary to maintain acid/base balance in the body. A pH lower than 7 indicates an acidic environment which is a breeding ground for degenerative diseases, most notably, cancer cells which flourish in an acidic environment. A pH above 7 creates an alkalotic environment in which cancer cells cannot survive. A person is able to become more alkaline by eating foods such as green, leafy vegetables that are alkaline in nature.
Assuming a patient has not eaten in 30-minutes or more, we are able to administer a pH testing strip face-down on the tongue, allowing saliva to permeate the strip. We are then able to compare the color of the strip to the cannister to determine a patient’s pH level.