Building Alkaline Reserves: Key for Energy, Stress and Detox

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Building Reserves of Alkalinity, Why?

Alkalinity = energy and calm

It’s often thought that only tension can go with energy or that only a relaxed state can go with calm. But our aim is for calmness and energy together which comes with a state of alkalinity.

Acidity = stress and pain

Most pain in the body is related to acidity in some way. The pain can be physical, but can also be emotional pain or mental pain; they all relate to acidity.

It is possible in rare cases to be too alkaline – it’s an unlikely problem but it can technically happen. But it’s not something to be concerned about because for most people in the modern world who have stress and low energy, it’s about acidity in the body and you need to reverse that if you want the result of consistently high energy.


Rather than speculate about it, it’s best to test every day to check your pH. Then you can see for yourself whether, when you have more stress and lower energy, you have more acidity. When you have more energy and calm, do you have more alkalinity? This is almost always true, with rare exceptions.

How can you test?

When Elwin refers to acidity or alkalinity, he is referring specifically to the pH of the fluid in your body. Your body goes to great effort to keep the body fluids within a certain narrow pH range. If there is too much acidity, your body may rob from your bones and teeth, your tissues or even your organs to correct it. Chronic acidity may result in problems such as osteoporosis and teeth cavities because the body is pulling alkaline minerals from the bones and teeth to buffer it. So it’s the fluids of the body that you need to test.

Two fluids you can test are;

Urine and Saliva

Test every day, ideally first thing on waking.

Test first thing.

Alkalinity is something you must measure.

You can use urine reagent strips for this. Elwin uses the same ones used by the National Health Service in the UK, that also test for 10 other things at the same time. The other tests will all be fine in healthy people but of course if you do find protein or glucose etc in your blood, then go and see your doctor. The only reason he uses these is because they’re the same price as the ones that only test pH so you might as well test everything else as well!

You urinate on the strip, leave for 10-20 seconds and then check the colour result against the pH colour chart on the side of the container. Your result may tell you that your urine has a pH of 6.5 for example.

The ideal pH for urine is 7 to 7.5

The lower the number, the more acidic you are, the higher the number, the more alkaline you are. It’s not uncommon for people who are just starting out to have urine at pH 5.5, which means they have work to do on it.

Beware false positives.

If you have a severe health problem and are very acidic, it’s possible you may have a urine pH reading of 7 or better. Elwin has had clients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, even pancreatic cancer who had alkaline urine. Robert Young, the alkalinity expert, reminded him that this can happen when someone is so acidic that their body starts robbing calcium from the bones and teeth to buffer the acidity. It makes the urine result look good but it’s a false positive because it doesn’t indicate healthy alkalinity.

Another possible exception is if you get a very acidic reading while you are cleansing. Your urine is what you excrete, so during times of detoxification when your body is excreting old acidic waste, your urine may be very acidic as the extra toxins are offloaded. So don’t panic and think you’re getting worse if you’re doing Elwin’s recommendations and you find you’re 6.5 one day and 5 the next.

Use your mindset tools and focus on the result and the bigger picture instead of the minutiae. It’s just worthwhile to track your results and look at the trends so you can be aware of what is happening. If you get a surge of acidity when you’re ‘eating clean’ then you’ll know you’re releasing acid wastes in your urine. If you get an alkaline result even though you feel terrible, don’t believe it; it actually means you have urgent work to do to improve your pH. But 90% of the time, the result will be pretty accurate and is worthwhile knowing.

Check daily and record.

Write down your results each day for the period of time you are doing this (until you become consistently alkaline and have consistently high energy perhaps.) Remember that you are also recording your emotions. In module 1 we began to record the actual levels of our target emotions each day, rated from 1 to 10. The beauty of this is you can correlate the pH urine results with the emotion results. You will find that in large part, those days where you register lower numbers for your desired emotions are the same days when your pH is lower ie when you are more acidic. So if you wake up on a day when your pH is 5 and you do nothing about it, you will feel worse than if you wake up with a pH reading of 7 and do nothing about it. But of course, we are looking in this module at exactly what you CAN do about it.

The reason it is important to track your pH results and notice the correlation with your emotional results is because it motivates you. You won’t be well motivated if you’re doing this just because Elwin says so. If you can clearly see the difference in how you feel on acidic days and alkaline days then you will be strongly motivated for your own benefit.

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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