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pH Balance and Your Health (Part 3)

While there are a number of tests available for measuring pH levels in the body, let's focus on two testing procedures. The first is the venous plasma pH test, which can provide you with an accurate reading of your blood's pH level. The second is a self-test that can be easily done at home. It involves the use of pH strips. Although it does not provide specific pH measurements, it offers a strong indication of your acidic-alkaline balance.
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Health Tip of the Day

The time you feel frazzled or stressed, try this tip to quickly calm yourself. Pour a few drops of vanilla extract onto a cotton ball and hold the ball beneath your nose, deeply breathing in the vanilla scent for a minute or two. Scientists have found that the scent of vanilla promotes calm because it increases the brain's supply of the "feel good" chemical serotonin. A small portion of organic vanilla ice cream will also do the trick, but it's not advisable if you are trying to lose weight.

Yesterday's Health Tip

If you experience stomach cramps or spasms, try drinking peppermint tea two or three times a day. That's because peppermint has been shown to relax the stomach muscles that cause cramping and spasms. Note: If your symptoms are moderate to severe, you can try taking a capsule of peppermint oil three times a day, but you should also see your doctor to rule out more serious health problems. Read more health tips...
What Can be Done for Fibromyalgia
FMS (fibromyalgia) is deeply connected to sleep disorders. Make certain the quality of your sleep is excellent before embarking on a rigorous exercise program. Look for an exercise program that includes time in the water initially. Also, consider beginner's level yoga, which will address the pain and lack of energy you feel. continued inside...

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