Did you know that stress, hormone fluctuations, and medications can disrupt the pH levels of our bodies causing chronic health issues? In October, we are highlighting women’s wellness and specifically the importance of our body’s pH and its essential roll in maintaining optimal health. We invite you to take a moment for yourself to focus the importance of self care and learn why women’s wellness is integral to our over all health and well being.

The term pH stands for potential of Hydrogen and is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Levels below 7 are considered acidic while levels above 7 are considered alkaline. The ideal pH of the human body is 7.36-7.45. Balance is key as the acidification of our bodies can lead to chronic inflammation, slower metabolism, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue along with fungal and yeast infections.

When looking at women’s wellness, pH is extremely important, as our ideal vaginal pH should be between 3.7 and 4.1. The balance of this pH is maintained by lactobacilli flora, one of our beneficial micro organisms or Probiotics found in the human body. Its role is to help maintain the Lactic acid needed for our ideal pH levels. The presence of lactobacilli in healthy numbers and its by product Lactic acid are essential to control the proliferation of pathogenic micro organisms such as Candida Albicans, the flora responsible for yeast infections.

There are a few contributing factors to how our pH can become imbalanced, but these are the most relevant:

  • Stress increases the stress hormone
  • Cortisol, that is responsible for our fight or flight response, is a contributing factor found with inflammation, premature aging and with yeast infections.
  • Breastfeeding and menopause: The reduction in estrogen levels due to breastfeeding or menopause can reduce the numbers of lactobacilli, and eventually cause an increase in vaginal pH levels.
  • Medication such as antibiotics will destroy the pathogenic bacterial along with the beneficial bacterial. This alone can be the cause of a yeast infection.
  • Probiotics can help to off set this effect by rebalancing our micro flora after the medication is finished.
  • Topical products such as harsh soaps, perfumes and douching will not only increase the vaginal pH level, but also encourages the growth of harmful bacterial overall.


It is important to address chronic or untreated yeast infections with a pH of 7 and higher can lead to the presence of endo toxins such as Acetaldehyde, Ammonia, Uric acid among others. The presence of these toxins lead to inflammation and irritation. Changes in secretions, inflammation and itchiness are all symptoms of a yeast infection. Vaginal dryness associated with Menopause is also a symptom.

What lifestyle changes can I incorporate to ensure healthy pH levels through my body?

Hydration is the first step in optimal health, drink enough filtered water throughout the day. Incorporate rawer microbiome friendly foods such as non-GMO organic green leafy veggies, berries, clean proteins, whole grains and heathy fats. Avoid acid forming food such as processed meat, fried food, refined white flour, sugar and caffeine. Supplement with Probiotics as needed.

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