Some people try to debunk the entire acid alkaline story of human health and disease saying “Because the cancer cell is producing lactic acid, does not mean that the whole body becomes acidic. In fact, the body has a very tight set of checks and balances which keeps your blood’s (i.e., body’s) pH between 7.35 – 7.45, or near neutral. It is also impossible to significantly alter one’s blood pH with the food you eat. Therefore, checking your saliva for acidity or alkalinity is not an accurate measure of your body’s actual pH balance (in the blood),” but it does give one an ideal of the state of balance of the rest of the body.