Psoriasis is no exception. Whilst maintaining a healthy pH state will bring you much closer to achieving freedom from psoriasis, it is supplementary to the other lifestyle improvements we have trialed and talk about.
To help you achieve a state of psoriasis freedom, your blood should always be slightly alkaline with a pH of 7.3 to 7.5. This maintains optimal general health and immunity.
Acidic and alkaline are two extremes that describe a chemical property. Mixing acidic and alkaline foods can neutralise their extreme effects.
The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. Pure rainwater is a pH of 7. A pH less than 7 is acidic. A pH greater than 7 is alkaline. Different parts of the human body have different pH levels. Our ideal blood pH is slightly alkaline between 7.35 and 7.45, however, our stomach is typically 3.5 so that food can break down properly.
Our pH levels, (whether we are in an acid or alkaline state), are influenced by our foods and our emotions.
Stress, hate, anxiety, jealousy and anger change your body chemistry to acidic.
Foods that tend to cause acidity include grains, dairy products, fish, and meats like corned beef and turkey.