There is overwhelming scientific evidence of the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with lots of minerals and very little or no sugar.
- A 2011 review in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health found that the alkaline diet:
- Benefits bone health
- Reduces muscle mass loss
- Mitigates other diseases such a hypertension and stroke
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improve memory and cognition
- Reducing dietary acid results in added kidney protection, according to an article published in Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension.
- The National Academy of Science and Cancer Institute advises eating at least 5 to 9 servings of antioxidant-rich vegetables and low-sugar fruits daily.(The average American eats only 1.8 cups.) A study in the Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders journal found that eating alkaline foods and cutting out acidic foods prevented Type 2Diabetes from worsening. Similarly, studies have shown that eating more acidic foods increases the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
- An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition article found that muscle mass was preserved better in older Americans eating an alkaline diet.
- A 2012 study found that alkaline water and minerals may reduce acid reflux in patients who regularly suffer from it.
Supplementing with alkaline minerals has been shown to positively affect our health as well:
- Alkaline mineral supplements may improve function and pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a study in the Open Nutrition Journal.
- 76 out of 82 patients in a study in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology experienced a reduction of chronic lower back pain as a result of alkaline supplementation.
If there is one thing I have learned from my Chiropractic Wellness Clinic in Manhattan – as well as living the alkaline lifestyle myself – it’s that eating alkaline gets to the TRUE CAUSE of what ails you.
The first thing you’ll notice when you start eating more alkaline is that you have boundless energy. Over time, your digestive problems will become a thing of the past, skin issues will clear up, headaches will cease, and muscles and joints will move freely without pain.