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What is an Alkaline Diet?

Food, once metabolized, releases either an alkaline or acidic base into the bloodstream. Many nutritionists believe that blood, saliva and urine should be slightly alkaline for good health. An alkaline diet helps to balance the natural pH ratio of your body, which should remain between 7.33 and 7.4. Keeping the body in the proper pH range protects […]

November 5, 2010

The Benefits of an Alkaline Food Diet

The benefits of an alkaline diet range from weight loss to improved body functions to the prevention and cure of such chronic diseases as arthritis. These benefits can be traced to alkaline foods balancing the body’s blood pH level so that nutrients are used to repair and grow new cells and fat is burned for energy. According to […]

October 31, 2010

Menus for the Alkaline Food Diet

Based upon the premise that an acidic environment in our bodies promotes illness, fatigue and obesity, the goal of the alkaline diet is to bring your body’s pH to neutral or slightly alkaline. To alter your body’s pH levels, the alkaline diet encourages the consumption of alkaline foods and discourages consumption of acidic foods. However, there […]

October 30, 2010

Toothache & an Alkaline Diet

The theory behind alkaline diets is that eating more alkaline-producing foods prevents metabolic imbalances and illnesses that result from eating too many acid-producing foods, according to “Today’s Dietitian” magazine. The effectiveness of an alkaline diet on your health has not yet been proven, but “Today’s Dietitian” says a diet rich in vegetables and fruits — which are alkaline-producing […]

October 29, 2010

Alkaline Diet for Gerd

GERD, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a painful condition where stomach acid reflux causes irritation in the esophagus, which runs from the throat to the stomach. The acid can cause a burning sensation and have an intense flavor — it can also cause long-term damage to the esophagus. An alkaline diet is purported by […]

October 26, 2010

Alkaline Diet and Weight Loss

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. USA Today reports that the trend appears to be slowing down, but the high percentage of obese individuals is still a concern. Having a diet rich in alkaline foods and low in acidic foods includes consuming whole and unprocessed foods and reducing higher sugar and fatty foods. […]

October 23, 2010

Books on the Alkaline Diet

Acidity in the body can lead to numerous medical conditions, such as ulcers, skin problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, and even fatigue and depression, according to Indiana University. Several books explain the conditions caused by overacidity, and offer recipes and charts of foods to help dieters obtain better health. The optimal range for pH in the body is […]

October 19, 2010

Alkaline & Protein Foods

Your body responds to food in a number of ways, one of which is changing the chemistry of your blood either to more alkaline or more acidic. The direction in which your chemistry moves depends crucially on the foods you consume. As a general rule, fruits and vegetables provide the most substantial alkalizing effect; however, many do […]

October 18, 2010

Easy Alkaline Diet

The human body works hard to maintain a very strict internal pH balance. However, most of the foods Americans consume on a daily basis are acid-producing after digestion. This leads to a number of physical problems and even disease. Following an alkaline diet helps promote the natural pH balance that the body strives for while fighting […]

October 11, 2010

Foods that Alkalize

Acidosis occurs when the body’s pH is out of balance, according to “The pH Miracle.” Felicia Drury Kliment discusses in “The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet” that people are more prone to disease when their bodies suffer from acidosis and how creating an alkaline environment may protect against many diseases and conditions. The easiest way to alkalize […]

October 7, 2010
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