Excess acidity or the microorganisms that thrive in that environment can be linked to reproductive concerns such as infertility, vaginal yeast or fungal overgrowth, vaginal infections, menstrual difficulties, urinary tract infections, prostatitis, and impotence.
A study of the relative acidity or alkalinity of the cervical fluid has shown a positive correlation of pH with the ability of sperm to penetrate it. The vagina is a naturally acidic environment most of the time, and relies on alkaline cervical fluid to protect sperm as it travels through. Diet has not been specifically researched as a factor here, but if the rest of the body chemistry's pH is increased by an alkalizing diet, it's a fair bet that reproductive chemistry would follow suit.
While the combination of acidity and microorganisms are not the cause of all reproductive issues, our bodies require a certain level of pH balance for health—both reproductive and health in general. If you are concerned about your fertility, you may benefit from kicking acid-enhancers out of your diet, adding more alkalizing foods, and monitoring your pH levels on a regular basis—all of which are much simpler than you might think. "Kicking acid," as I like to call it, is essential for your health.
"Kick Acid" Tips for Great Health
Bittersweet pH Balancing
Start every morning with a large glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. Wait 20 minutes to half an hour before eating to give the lemon water a chance to start working. Have your morning shower, get dressed and ready for the day, and then have breakfast.
Water, Water Everywhere
Drink at least 10 more cups of water throughout the day, preferably on an empty stomach. Add more lemon juice, powerfully alkalizing "green" powders (like barley grass or wheat grass powders), or alkalizing liquid drops found in most health food stores to each glass of water.
Take a few deep breaths. Oxygen will not only energize your brain but it will quickly help to balance the chemistry of your cells—and healthier cells mean a healthier body.
Walk the Walk
Take a trip off of the sofa or away from your desk for a brisk walk. Exercise helps to quickly oxygenate your body. More oxygen in your blood means it is better equipped to nourish every organ and tissue, including reproductive organs.