A few weeks ago I discovered that my body was not alkaline. For some reason, my body’s pH balance was off and the acidity levels in my blood had gone up. A wonky pH balance like mine, known as acidosis, is very common in our society and could lead to a variety of problems if left unchecked; problems such as bladder and kidney conditions, weight gain, chronic fatigue, immune dificiency and premature againg. None of that is ok with me so I talked to both a nutritionist and a friend (who is also a nutritionist and former figure competitor) and they both suggested a simple solution: adding magnesium supplements and lemon or apple cider vinegar to my diet. Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system.
November 6 was an action-packed day for me. Not only did I head out to the polls and vote, but I also head to LabCorp to get my blood drawn. Even though I eat pretty healthfully and workout, I’ll admit that I’m not the most diligent when it comes to getting check ups and clinical tests. I decided that I would kick my ‘I’ll get checked when I feel like I’m dying’ philosophy to the curb and get my baseline by WellnessFX and make sure my health was on point.