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My pH balance after pregnancy messed up

My son will be 20 months on the 24th and ever since he was born my pH balance has been so messed up. It’ll be fine for a while and then terrible! Idk what to do to help it. I went vegan shortly after having him also so I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it? Any suggestions?

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Eva Lading (anonymous)

Well, when I was little I got a lot of bladder infections and I never really felt that healthy. I’m kinda getting back to that feeling, but I’ve only had 1 bladder infection since. Idk to describe it 🙁

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Brigitte W (anonymous)

You can buy strips to see what the actual ph is but I believe it’s based on salt and acid, and can become imbalanced by consuming to much of one or the other. But don’t quote me on that because I’m not %100.

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Olivia (anonymous)

how is pH Balance measured?

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Eva Lading (anonymous)

That makes sense. I didn’t know they had strips. Thanks I appreciate it!

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Stephanie (anonymous)

I was too alkaline through my pregnancy so my midwife had me drink a glass of warm lemon water every morning as concentrated as I could stand to bring my pH back down. If you’re too acidic, I don’t know how to fix that one though.

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Andrew Darrow (anonymous)

Before I was vegan I went on an alkaline diet to improve my pH and it helped greatly. I measured my pH before the diet and for a year after. I used litmus paper to test my urine and saliva. An alkaline diet is a lot like a plant based diet, except you allow yourself one or two non-ideal items a day. Foods to totally avoid we’re animal products, margarine, alcohol, soda water, coffee, black tea, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, corn syrup, white flour, and processed foods. I would pick one or two small servings a day from this list: Whole grain flour/bread, corn chips, rice, oil, fruit juice, peanuts, pistachios, cashews. Totally acceptable foods are: fruits, vegetables, beans, almonds, dark chocolate, smoothies, and herbal tea. It’s about reducing the amount of stomach acid needed to digest your food. The less processed the food, the easier on our digestive system. Optimizing protein is also key because it is takes more acid to process. I spent that first year tracking my protein to make sure I was not over consuming it but also getting enough. There was a clear relationship between my daily diet and the pH of my fluids. Blood is the only bodily fluids that stays constant; everything else ranges based on diet and exercise. As long as I’ve been alkaline I haven’t had a cold/flu. When our pH is low our fluids slowly erode our tissue, like vinegar marinating a steak.

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Stacy Nicole (anonymous)

Your body maintains a very strict pH at all times. If it were to veer even slightly off and not right itself, you would die. That’s just basic physiology. That being said, you can certainly have other levels in your body that are off (blood levels of vitamins or minerals or electrolytes, etc.) that could contribute to not feeling optimal.

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Loraly (anonymous)

While our blood stays balanced, all our other fluid do not. A misconception about alkaline diets it that we are trying to change our blood pH when it’s our other fluids that we are trying to prevent from corroding our tissue.

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Ann (anonymous)

And you can also definitely improve your diet by adding in more alkaline foods (ie fruits and vegetables) to reduce how hard the body must work to maintain balance.