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Alkaline Diet Plan

Consuming a diet that is high in acid-forming foods and low in alkaline foods is a contributing factor in many common health problems and degenerative diseases, says Felicia Drury Kliment, author of “The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet.” The standard American diet, however, contains mostly acid-forming foods. Following an alkaline diet plan for optimal health involves both reducing […]

March 28, 2011

The Acid-Alkaline Diet

The acidity of any liquid solution can be measured using a standardized scale called the pH scale, which ranges from zero to 14. Solutions with a lower pH are termed acidic, whereas solutions with a higher pH are termed basic, or alkaline. Solutions with a pH near 7 are classified as neutral. The pH of […]

March 9, 2011

Alkaline Diet & Arthritis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of American adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; it is considered a “normal” consequence of aging by many. Genetics, overuse and injury are factors in the development of arthritis, although biochemistry plays a central role. The body’s biochemistry is most affected by diet, which in the United […]

January 6, 2011

Alkaline Diet Plan that Helps Control Weight Gain

The pH level of a solution or compound determines whether it is acidic, neutral or alkaline. A healthy human body has an ideal pH reading of between 7.3 and 7.45, which makes it slightly alkaline. However, eating a diet rich in meats and processed foods can leave acidic residue; which can upset the natural pH levels […]

November 30, 2010

The Acid/Alkaline Diet to Lose Weight

Although designed primarily to adjust the body’s pH balance to optimal levels that promote overall health, the acid-alkaline diet has an added bonus for people seeking to shed excess pounds. This diet involves significant adjustments in eating habits, steering clear of highly acidic foods such as meat, dairy and wheat products in favor of alkaline-rich foods such as […]

November 26, 2010

High Alkaline Hypoallergenic Diet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 12 million people in the United States have food allergies. Of these 12 million people, 30,000 will pay a visit to the emergency room and 150 to 200 deaths will occur annually. Those with food allergies can still engage in high alkaline diets. With a wide-variety of […]

November 26, 2010

Alkaline & pH Diet for Boys

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 percent of children ages 2 to 9 are overweight. Childhood obesity is an alarming trend. With risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint issues and the increased risk of being overweight as adults, many parents work hard to provide their children with healthy diets. Alkaline and pH […]

November 25, 2010

Alkaline Diet to Treat Gout

The foods you eat can affect the levels of different compounds in your bloodstream. In some cases, your diet can affect your risk of developing certain conditions, such as gout, an extremely painful form of arthritis. One way of preventing gout flareups is to avoid foods that cause the production of uric acid, and to instead […]

November 23, 2010

Alkaline Diet Guidelines

The goal of an alkaline diet is to help create a balance in your system. Questions abound whether eating less acid-causing foods such as protein could help prevent your system from leaching acidic-based minerals such as calcium from your bones. Clinical studies are ongoing, but one did reveal that eating an alkaline diet may result in decreased bone […]

November 16, 2010

List of High-alkaline Foods to Eat

Most people don’t contemplate the acid-producing levels of their food when sitting down for a meal. However, a 2008 study by the Agriculture Research Society found that an overly acidic diet needs to be balanced with alkaline foods for optimal health. Benefits include decreased risk for the development of chronic disease and the preservation of muscle mass. […]

November 16, 2010
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