Integrative Health Blog

5 Quick Ways to Slim and Detoxify Your Body Now

Posted by on Wed, May 13, 2015

With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many people are searching for painless ways to shed a few pounds quickly. Adding any or a combination of the ideas listed below may help to get your body ready for the beach in less than a month.

1. Drink Bojenmi Tea.

Bojenmi tea is used mainly for assisting weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. This traditional Chinese medicinal tea is known as Baojianmei Jianfei Cha in Chinese and means "slim and beautiful". It is one of the most popular products of China for slimming and promotion of beauty and health.

The formulation is provided as loose tea or tea bags. Several ingredients are used for this herb formulation, but the main ingredient is the tea leaf from Fujian Province. Reports have revealed that 50 percent of this product contains tea leaf which has been shown to help lower blood lipids. An extract of other herbs, however, are sprayed onto the tea leaf to make the finished beverage product, which is then prepared by steeping in boiled water for 3 to 4 minutes. Up to 6 cups of the tea per day can be consumed to help increase metabolism.

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Tags: belly fat, natural options, weight loss, detoxification, i-lipo, pH level

Understanding pH and Why Alkalinity is Important to Health

Posted by on Sat, May 03, 2014

Laurie DeRosa RDH

To understand alkalinity it is important to have an understanding of pH.

pH is an acronym for “potential of hydrogen,” a value that indicates the acidity or alkalinity of a liquid.  The measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in a liquid determines the pH value.  Every liquid has a pH value, which falls on a scale between 0 and 14, with 7 being neutral.  A pH value less than 7 is acidic: values greater than 7 indicate alkalinity.

Your body also has a pH value. In fact, all your body fluids each have a pH value, but blood most accurately reflects the acidity or alkalinity of your body.  Ideally, your blood’s pH should be between 7.3 and 7.5.

How Too Much Acid Affects Us

Research has shown that a slightly more alkaline body is vital for good health and is associated with higher energy levels, better digestion, a healthy weight balance, increased mental clarity, fewer aches and pains, and better overall health. However, if your body is more acidic this will allow unhealthy bacteria to survive and may cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, immune deficiency, premature aging, and more. When acids build up in your system your body will restore its optimal pH by depleting certain minerals, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, from organs and bones. 

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Tags: dental health, integrative health, pH level

How's Your pH? Is Your Body Acidic or Alkaline ?

Posted by on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

How's Your pH level?

PH is the balance of acidity and alkalinity in our blood, and it has an effect on almost everything in our body! It is a scale ranging from 1-14 with 1 being very acidic, 7 neutral and 14 very alkaline. Healthy humans want to be in the range of 7.3 - 7.45, slightly alkaline. Your body fights hard to counterbalance acids and keep the proper pH in your organs, tissues and body fluids. But it can only do that for so long before a condition known as acidosis occurs. You have to give the body what it needs, so that it can properly maintain the acid/base balance.

The average American diet is full of chemicals and nutritionally unbalanced meals which affect the body’s acid-alkaline balance.  Now throw in lack of exercise and you have yourself a very biased pH level.

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Tags: integrative health, pH level