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Acid Reflux & Alkaline Diet

Acid reflux, also known as heartburn, can cause not only discomfort and pain but can also result in severe health problems. If not treated, acid reflux can cause scarring of the esophageal tissue, making it hard to swallow. Acid reflux can also result in an increased risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. Although there are […]

October 6, 2010

Alkaline Rich Diet

Potential for hydrogen, or pH, is terminology applied in chemistry to signify whether a liquid, solution or compound is neutral, alkaline or acidic. The pH scale spans from zero to 14, with 14 being most alkaline. The natural pH of your body is marginally alkaline; a reading between 7.35 and 7.45 is ideal. You can […]

October 5, 2010

Eating an Alkaline Diet

An alkaline diet is a diet that facilitates optimum pH levels in the body through the consumption of appropriate foods. Just as acid-rich foods may be harmful and should be consumed in moderation, it’s important that alkaline foods are eaten with the same caution, as this diet is intended to be a sort of balancing act […]

October 2, 2010

Reasons for an Alkaline Diet

The optimal pH level of human blood is between 7.35 and 7.45, leaning slightly more alkaline than acidic. Some foods cause an alkaline environment in the human body, while others are acid-forming. Alkaline-forming foods include most fruits, leafy green vegetables and lemon water. Meat, refined flour products, foods that contain sugar, soda drinks and alcohol are acid-forming […]

September 29, 2010

Acid and Alkaline Diet

Maintaining the correct dietary balance between acidic and alkaline foods is essential if you want to stay healthy. Too much alkaline in your diet leads to alkalosis, which can lead to nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, stupor or even coma, explains the U.S. National Institute of Health. Too much acid in your diet leads to acidosis, which causes […]

September 28, 2010

Autumn Foods for Alkaline Diets

The Alkaline Diet, alternately called the pH Miracle Diet, or Young Diet, named after its creator Robert Young, is purported by the author to restore pH balance in your body. Your blood is slightly alkaline, or basic, with a normal pH level falling between 7.35 and 7.45. The Alkaline Diet says that our dietary choices should […]

September 28, 2010

Foods List for an Acid Alkaline Diet

When choosing acid or alkaline foods, we refer to how a food influences the body’s pH, (acid-forming or alkaline-forming), not the food’s actual pH content. This can be confusing since some highly acidic foods such as lemons have a more alkaline impact on the body due to digestive breakdown. The body’s average pH is 7.4, […]

September 2, 2010

Alkaline Diet Information

Alternative health practitioners have recommended alkaline diets for losing weight, increasing bone health and preventing disease. The theory behind an alkaline diet is raising the pH environment inside your body to help your enzymes and organs function better, while a low pH acidic diet creates unneeded inflammation in your organs and increases calcium loss from your bones to […]

August 15, 2010

Acid Alkaline Diet

The acid alkaline diet calls for eating mostly alkaline-forming foods such as vegetables and only small amounts of acid-producing foods such as meat. Supposedly this makes your blood more alkaline and helps to fend off diseases such as cancer and osteoporosis. There’s little scientific evidence to back those theories, but the acid alkaline diet does follow widely […]

August 15, 2010

High-Alkaline Low-Acid Diet

The human body has an ideal pH, between 7.35 and 7.45, which is slightly alkaline. A diet rich in acid-forming foods such as animal proteins, refined sugars, coffee or alcohol will cause an pH imbalance and possibly acidosis. Symptoms of acidosis include headaches, fatigue, mood swings, weight gain or weight loss; acidosis can also be detrimental to […]

August 11, 2010
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