The higher the pH level above 7.2, the more available oxygen there is in the body. The term pH means potential of hydrogen and can be measured with saliva or blood tests. The scale runs from zero to 14. A very small rise in pH alkalinity in the blood provides literally thousands of times the oxygen needed for all bodily functions.
Proper pH is by itself a major factor in optimizing health and preventing disease. We want to be slightly alkaline for good health. Negative pH puts us below 7.2 and on the acid side. Cancer thrives in an acid environment.
The most important pH of all is the blood pH, because a deviation of as little as 5/10 of a point from normal can result in illness or death.
What is the simple way to determine if your body is in alkaline balance? Test your saliva with pH strips. If it is not alkaline, use an alkaline supplement in your drinking water to increase the pH. You can find one at a company that sells natural supplements. I use Alkaline Body Balance™ from Health Resources™ available here. It is like adding oxygen to your blood.