Physical, mental and spiritual is the core of my job as masseuse. In helping people find their own way to health via an appointment with a massage or indirectly helping my clients adopt an attitude of self-care, confidence and self-love, is extremely important to me. And there’s no better time for embracing the pursuit of health and wellness than the new year.
Nearly every month the health and body magazines are full of diets fitness tips, resolutions and exercise suggestions for the coming year. I am awed by this commitment to health, and would like to see it continue to be in the spotlight on all year long.
In this year’s edition (Welcome 2014! ) I’d like to be focusing on an aspect of health that most people aren’t aware of the body’s pH.
The majority of us can recall Ph (acidic and basic) in high school Chemistry. You may not have realized that pH is “potential of hydrogen,” which measures hydrogen ions present in a solution. In terms of numerics pH is measured on the scale of zero to 14, with which is very acidic with 14 being the most simple or alkaline. 7 . is neutral.
What’s this got to have to do with wellness and health? Actually, quite a bit.
Our bodies are made to operate within a small pH range, which is slightly alkaline with blood pH levels of 7.4. In the event that your blood’s pH shifts to an acidic level and distress signals are released and you’ll begin to experience various symptoms that are not pleasant including skin breakouts to chronic fatigue, arthritis to IBS. A blood pH that is lower than 7 is particularly hazardous because it weakens the immune system and can result in the development of diseases.
In American society, it’s easy to have an acidic pH because of all the processed foods available on the market as well as stress. How do you maintain your body in balance?
Massage therapy regularly is a way to lower stress levels and therefore Codeage Collagen at Ride Aid increase the body’s pH. Stress can release acidic hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. The choice of a relaxing body massage will not only stop this process, but it also allows the natural fluids in the body – – blood, lymph and oxygenand flowing in a healthy way. The body’s adrenaline levels are reduced and cortisol levels are reduced.
I would recommend an eating plan that is rich in green leafy vegetables in addition to lean meats, fruits with low sugar content. This will supply your body with all the required vitamins, minerals, and proteins to maintain pH in the alkaline zone.
One of the most effective ways to get into this lifestyle is to start your day with a glass of juice. I recommend drinking green juice early in the morning. Kale as well as green apple and parsley for instance. If you find that kale doesn’t sound appealing in the early hours of 8:30 a.m. (I understand you) you can opt for low-sugar fruit like blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Better yet, go for something sweeter, like carrots.
All of these options can provide your blood with the minerals you need to remain alkaline. Not to mention vital antioxidants and blood builders like chlorophyll.
The reason you juice vegetables and fruits instead eating them all in one go is that the natural nutrients will enter your system faster through juice. (Imagine how cumbersome and long it would be to consume half a kale swathe without juicing it.) Because it eliminates the fiber in plants Juicing helps ease digestion process and helps get the good nutrients to your body quicker. This means a healthy and alkaline body!
Try it! Juicers can be found in any kitchen retailer or on the internet. If you’re not certain whether you’re ready to commit now, you could always discover a juice bar within the city.