Alkaline and Acid pH Balance in the Body

A pH balance is essential in the body in order for us to function effectively and at an optimal level. Below are various charts showing the importance of Acid and Alkaline balance.

The importance of the acid and alkaline pH balance range

PH Chart of Acid and Alkaline Ranges

PH Chart of Acid and Alkaline Ranges

As the chart shows the neutral measurement is 7.0. Below 7.0 indicates acidic levels whilst above 7.0 indicates alkaline levels. As pure water is neutral it has a pH range of 7.0

What is pH?

“pH is the negative log of hydrogen ion concentration in a water-based solution. The term “pH” was first described by Danish biochemist Søren Peter Lauritz Sørensen in 1909. pH is an abbreviation for “power of hydrogen” where “p” is short for the German word for power, potenz and H is the element symbol for hydrogen. The H is capitalized because it is standard to capitalize element symbols.”                 –   Definition from

The Foods You Eat

The Foods You Eat

PH scale is measured with Litmus paper. Depending on the severity of the acid or alkaline the paper changes colour accordingly. Strength of the colour red indicated acidity and the colour blue indicates alkaline. The neutral colour (water) remains purple.

What is Acid?

Acid is a substance with a sour taste. It is a solution with a pH below 7.0. Strong acids are corrosive and cause damage to skin. Examples of these include Hydrochloric acid and Nitric acid. These strong types of acids are also known as inorganic acids.

Weak acids cause mild corrosion, which does not usually affect the skin. Examples include vinegar and citric acid. These types of acids are also known as organic acids.

What is Alkaline?

Alkaline is a solution with a pH above 7.0.

An alkaline diet keeps tissue supple, keeping inflammation low, thus reducing the risk of diseases such as arthritis and irritable bowel disorders.

Our body functions best at slightly alkaline levels. Diet is the best way to keep the body at its optimal level, i.e: slightly alkaline thus neutralising acids produced within the body such as during the digestion process.

Alkaline Chart Foods

Alkaline Chart Foods

A lot of imbalances in the body function can be resolved simply by correcting the pH balance in your body. A good mixture of healthy food will set your pH balance within the natural range needed by your body.

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Happy Letter Poem by Anisa Khan

Happy Letter Poem

Happy Letter Poem

I shall not tell you this love story, for it shall grow beside you as had I.

Boy that childish smile I possess beside me oh too young we were, living in a mild paradise.

If I ever speak of him it shall be now for there is no tomorrow in thy eyes

This night shall be more than…. Here there and almost everywhere.

I shall know that this hopeless longing shall not last too much of a day

For we shall live forever in… this path desirable as the night foresees those ancient crimes of love

Knowing I shall not speak, nor voice this bizarre feeling as though heat sinks.

Midas enchants this forsaken light upon our growing hour,

And we leave behind those secret delights for we are forced to run,

I may never look back but we shall see, I shall see.

The growing dead that stands beside

We shall live amongst those rivers that lead to our oh so white lights

Yearning for delight,

Waiting impatiently for thy last lingering kiss

Aiming up above beyond those twinkling stars… I see I see

I spin gold like he, the red sharp eye

I shall call to him this… happy letter?

 By Anisa Khan

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Basic Concept of the Word Psychology

The basic concept of Psychology as a discipline:

Although psychology is a well-established and much studied subject, many people are still confused about the basic concept of psychology.

Psychology Symbol

Psychology Symbol

Psychology is basically the study of the mind and behaviour

The word psychology derives from the two Greek words:

  1. “Psyche” –  meaning Mind, Soul or Spirit, and:
  2. “logos” –  meaning Study or discourse.
  3. When put together they produce: “Study of the Mind.”

In this respect, Psychology is quite basically the study of the mind, which is observable through human behaviour.

Although mental health issues feature big in this discipline, Psychology primarily seeks to study the human mind in terms of how we think, feel and behave.

The historical origins of Psychology lead to a deeper understanding of the human mind.

The human mind is not observable directly as it is only grey matter, so it is analysed through behaviour. As the human mind is so complex, we study the mind through our thoughts and actions (behaviour).

When did Psychology originate as a subject?

Psychology can be traced back 4 -500 years BC to ancient Greece. At that time, Philosophy was the main ingredient, dominated by philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Which subjects constitute Psychology?

Psychology is also an amalgamation of different subjects. The two main subjects which psychology evolved from are Biology and Philosophy.

There are also many other different disciplines which influence and indeed overlap this subject including: Linguistics, Anthropology, Medicine, Sociology and Artificial Intelligence.

Psychology is divided into various branches. Some of the main branches of Psychology include:

Social, Occupational, Health, Cognitive: both memory and intelligence, developmental, forensic neuropsychology, Clinical, Evolutionary

Scientific Approach to Psychology

In recent times as opposed to ancient Greece period, Psychologists study human behaviour on a scientific level. There is a methodology to this scientific style of study:

  • Form a theory – An idea a psychologist has is translated into a theory format.
  • Test hypothesis through observation and experiment – An experiment is designed to validate or refute the theory formed.
  • Analyse findings with statistical techniques – The results of the experiment either support or refute the original theory. Sometimes refuting the theory is not a failure as new data and findings may come to light as a result of an experiment not gone to expectations.

The very first psychology lab was opened in 1879 in Leipzig by Wilhelm Wundt (1832 – 1920) who was a German psychologist. His methods were based mainly on an introspection type of study.

The idea of a lab certainly brings to mind a scientific approach to the subject matter.

Psychology is a wide and varied subject and can in no way be described in such a short blog post. This is just the tiny part at the top of the iceberg point to merely get you thinking. It only deals with the origins of the meaning of the word Psychology.

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