How To Maintain The Perfect PH Level

 In studying urban farming (using either indoor or outdoor hydroponic gardening) I have discovered the importance of the PH of the water (acid/alkaline levels on a scale of 1-14, 7 being what is called ‘neutral’). You want the correct Ph or else nutrients will be locked out. A good PH for veggging is 5.2, and take the PH up from 5.8 to 6.8 when it’s time for your veggies to flower. By the same token, our bodies need the correct PH so the nutrients don’t get locked out of us, either. The optimum PH level for humans is 7.34.  For balancing the PH in water, there are products called PH Up and PH Down, depending on what the water needs (or vinegar works).  Our human PH is largely dictated by diet. I recently heard that the reason we get osteoporosis is because our bodies can’t absorb calcium when the body’s PH is too acid.  You can make a delicious drink in your juicer of carrots and apples ( 4 of each makes enough for 2) which gives you all the calcium you may need in an absorbing fashion. Too much meat or alcohol can produce too much of an acid PH.    We should be eating 50-80% alkaline foods. You can refer to chart at:

Yes, diet is one way to control our PH- here is another; I made a dowsing chart called PH LEVELS, to find levels, and balance, both water and myself. I used a half wheel with spokes numbered with various PH settings from 1-14, with 7 in the middle marked ‘neutral’ with spokes for my important settings for water, being 5.2 and 5.8, and of course 7.34 which is my desired PH level. I printed the word ACID on the left side (1-7) and the word ALKALINE on the right side (7-14). First I dowsed for a water sample and got a PH of 6 to 7. I used my PH test kit to verify the results and got 7.0. Pretty good. Then I dowsed to find out what my PH was and got a reading of 5.8 which was much too acid. I asked my pendulum to balance my PH to 7.3, and to show me 7.3 when finished. After many many clockwise rotations (that’s my pendulum thinking /gathering/ selecting) it swung confidently to 7.3. I then took a second reading on my PH and got 7.3. I took another reading a few hours later and my PH level still registered 7.3 on my PH Level wheel. I can’t say how often I will need to do this, but I’ll just have to keep checking and see.                                                                                        I am not suggesting that you abandon correct diet,                                                                   but consider another method to balance your body’s PH,  as I just did.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristen
    May 24, 2012 @ 14:36:30

    very interesting.