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Easy pH Quiz

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Knowledge is a powerful tool. It can shed light in the darkest of places. So many people give up their power to the darkness of fear and the unknown. Hopefully this little quiz will shed some light and take the confusion out of pH monitoring, while at the same time test your acumen on the subject of pH. Once you understand how basic and simple pH testing can be, the sooner you can implement its principals into your daily life. Small changes that just may produce big life-altering results in a most positive way.

Acid/alkaline balance is one of those things that once you learn the why and how, becoming and staying healthy gets a whole lot easier. My journey started finding out that my newborn son had multiple and debilitating allergies and sensitivities. I spent years on rotation diets and creating recipes he could eat. I soon realized I had many of the same allergies/sensitivities and when I ate with him I lost weight and felt great. One day through a series of discoveries, I realized the foods that gave us problems were also highly acid forming. This changed my focus. From that point forward instead of coming from a place of lack, I was able to view the world from a place of abundance. The light bulb went on...we were never meant to eat the foods we had been taught to eat by our society in the first place.

Food should be supportive. It should heal and nurture us not make us sick. If you have to take an over the counter med following a meal, perhaps the foods you just ate should not have been eaten in the first place. How can making different food choices be so easy yet at the same time, such a hard thing to do? Just as breathing is an addiction, so is eating. A lot of chemistry goes on when we bring anything into our body. Whether we think it, view it, hear it, speak it, breathe it, place it on our skin or eat it...everything we do causes a chemical reaction within our own personal biofield. After the World Trade Center was brought down on 9/11, monitors that scientists had placed in earth’s orbit to keep tabs on the planet’s electro magnetic field, had a noticeable change following the attack. The world population’s emotional response to the attack was not only palpable to us, but it also affected the planet herself. What each individual thinks, not to mention how they behave makes waves out into the universe and beyond. That’s how powerful we are. Want to change the world, start with yourself.

The answers will be at the bottom of this quiz. Keeping it covered will help you make honest choices.

Basic pH quiz:

1.  What is pH?
a.  An acronym for the potential of Hydrogen.
b.  Acid/alkaline ratios within a system.
c.  The most commonly performed lab test.
d.  All of the above.

2.  Best body fluid for testing daily pH levels?
a.  Blood test.
b.  Urine & Saliva.
c.  Saliva.
d. Urine

3.  What pH reading is considered most acid?
a.  7.2
b.  8.0
c.  5.5
d.  6.8

4.  How many points in the pH scale?
a.  14
b.  140
c.   4
d.  12

5.  Is it possible to be too alkaline?
a.  Yes
b.  No

6.  What is the highest acid-forming food in this list?
a.  Vinegar
b.  Lemons
c.  Processed sugar
d.  Diet beverages

7.  What are the causes of an acid pH level?
a.  Too much acid waste in tissues not being properly eliminated.
b.  Anger and negative emotions.
c.   Daily strenuous exercise.
d.  All of the above.

8.  Which water source is the most alkaline?
a.  Distilled
b.  Natural Spring Water
c.  Reverse Osmosis (RO)
d.  Tap

9.  Which organ is most dependent on alkalinity?
a.  Stomach
b.  Gallbladder
c.  Heart
d.  Skin

10.  What is the most alkaline forming food on this list?
a.  Fresh vegetable juices.
b.  Steel cut organic gluten-free oats.
c.  Wild caught salmon.
d.  Pasture raised hormone and antibiotic-free beef.

11.  What is a symptom of Alkalosis?
a.  Muscle soreness and cramps.
b.  Bone spurs.
c.  Swollen hands and or feet.
d.  All of the above.

12.  What is a symptom of Acidosis?
a.  Frequent sighing.
b.  Changes in heartbeat.
c.  Adrenal fatigue.
d.  All of the above.

13.  What systems need pH balance?
a.  Keep swimming pools safe for swimming.
b.  Making sure the water in fish tanks is safe for the fish.
c.  Earth’s ecosystem insuring life can exist on this planet.
d.  All of the above.

14.  Who first created the pH scale?
a.  Soren P.L. Sörenson
b.  Otto Warburg
c.  Antoine Bechamp
d.  Dr. F. M. Eugene Blass

Answers:
1 = d: Hydrogen is the waste produced by cells working and doing their job. However, hydrogen can not leave the body on its own, it must have another molecule to which it can attach itself. Oxygen is natures molecule of choice for this task. Together they produce H2O, and easily leave the body in the form of urine, solid waste, perspiration and tears. If we do not take in enough oxygen to attach to the hydrogen molecule acids and toxins begin to build-up. In time more acids are stored in our tissues than the system can handle. This results in a myriad of diseases and ailments. This potential Hydrogen overload determines the acid to alkaline balance within in our body.

2 = b: Blood pH is very important, but for daily testing a pH blood test is not very practical. For daily testing Urine & Saliva will paint a moment by moment picture of how your body is handling buffers (alkaline reserves or alkaline coming into the body system). Urine is a metabolic marker and a good indicator for more acid waste than your body can flush out in one night. It also can paint a better picture for a long term history of an acid pH reading. Saliva is reactive and as such is a good way of telling you from meal to meal if you are eating enough alkaline foods.

3 = c: The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with zero being acid and fourteen being alkaline. Anything below 7.0 is considered acid and anything above alkaline.

4 = b: While the scale goes from 0 to 14 there are ten levels between each number. And, the scale is exponential similar to the Richter scale used for earthquakes. In other words when looking at a pH chart the difference from 6.0 to 7.0 is ten points not one. That would make the difference between 5.0 and 7.0 one hundred times greater, not two. When choosing pH strips, always look for the narrowest range possible for accurate testing.

5 = a: When we take in too many acids our body’s store of alkaline minerals will protect the blood from becoming dangerously acid. If a reading is 8.0 after an alkaline meal the reading has been caused by the alkaline buffers from the food. However, if your urine is 8.0 after a night of sleep and fasting, this indicates your body has released minerals from bones, teeth and tissues to correct the pH of the blood.

6 = d: All four choices are acid, however, the most highly acid beverage we can drink is a carbonated, caffeinated diet beverage. These beverages are the trifecta of acid. These drinks are loaded with carbonic acid, acidic acid and the highly acid artificial sweetener. I challenge you to look up how artificial sweeteners are made. I guarantee you will think twice before drinking them ever again. Plus, as a liquid it will bypass your body’s safeguards for processing the acids. NOTE: While lemon juice is considered acid outside the body once digested, becomes highly alkaline-forming. The only one of the four choices recommended for optimal pH balance.

7 = d: Moment to moment everything we do or take in effects pH levels. Meditation and prayer are alkalizing while anger and fear are acid-forming. Balance in all things will produce a balanced acid to alkaline ratio within the body.

8 = b: Minerals are what make water alkaline. Both distilled and reverse osmosis remove the minerals, making them acid forming with a pH between 5.2 and 5.4. Tap water may be alkaline, but because it also has been treated with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride it is not a good choice. A good spring or artesian well is the best choice for alkalinity. However, distilled and RO water are fine if trace minerals are added to the water before drinking.

9 = c: This is sort of a trick question. All body systems need to be bathed in alkalinity by the blood. However, because the heart pumps the blood it is the most sensitive to acids. The blood needs to be a constant slightly alkaline 7.41 pumping into the heart and a 7.365 coming out. If the blood’s pH drops much below that level the heart will have a much harder time keeping up when bathed in acids. Want a healthy heart, keep the blood fluid alkaline.

10 = a: While the other choices are good for you too, they need to be eaten in moderation. To maintain a neutral pH we need to consume a 4:1 ratio of alkalinity to healthy acid-forming foods and beverages. You say you don’t have time to be juicing, the next best thing to fresh vegetable juice is either Macro GreensSweet Wheat or Kale powder caps...what could be easier than healthy fast food? Two of my favorite teaching tools are The Home Test pH Kit and the pHood Calculator App. I created this App so that anyone can check before they eat a food to see what it will do to their pH balance, it’s really fun — or should I say pHun. You might also enjoy the totally free charts in the Success Tips of this website.

11 = d: Alkalosis occurs when the body tissues and fluids encounter more acid than they can handle. To counter this much acid the body systems are designed to release alkalizing minerals from bones, teeth and tissue. This is also known as dumping ammonia. It is a very good short term fix, however, if allowed to continue over a long period of time can damage bones, teeth, body systems and organs.

12 = d: Acidosis happens when not enough alkalizing  fuel is taken into the body. These buffers are necessary to keep the blood clean and well oxygenated. Some examples of good alkaline buffers might be organic fresh green vegetables and their juices, pure source mineral water, gentle exercise, meditation or prayer and stress reduction.

13 = d: All of the above and more. The fast food industry and commercial kitchens need to be constantly checking the pH levels for sanitation purposes. From soap to cosmetics to pools and municipal water stations, pH testing is the most common laboratory testing done. For humans the basic function of pH balance is to keep the fluid alkaline surrounding the working cells in our blood, creating the energy for life itself. Let’s face it without our body system working everything else is a moot point.

14 = a: In a 1909 publication, the Danish scientist Soren P.L. Sörenson, a chemist at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagan, Denmark, discussed the inadequacy of measuring acidity by the total amount to a particular solution. Sörenson was involved in work testing the acidity of beer and the pH is symbol rooted in the French "pouvoir hydrogene" (power of Hydrogen). The scale was known as the Sorenson scale until 1924, when it was revised and renamed. The other men on this list worked with the acid to alkaline ratios, but Sörenson gave us the means to test their theories.

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