There is abundant evidence that a more alkaline diet reduces death and suffering from chronic diseases, according to an article by scientist GK Schwalfenberg. A serum pH of around 7.4 is normal for humans. Modern diets have become more acidic due to the replacement of sodium for potassium, and due to the replacement of bicarbonates by chlorides in our modern foods.
Human skin is naturally acidic to protect us from bacteria. Human urine varies from acid to alkaline depending on the needs of the body for buffering* activity. More alkali in the diet in the form of bicarbonates alkalinizes the body and reduces bone loss in older people. Adequate vitamin D is necessary for the absorption of more calcium to prevent that bone loss.
High sodium seen in the modern diet has detrimental effects on bone and blood pressure. Additionally, high dietary protein can increase acidity and result in bone loss. Neutralizing the diets of postmenopausal women with potassium bicarbonate increased their growth hormone levels, which, in turn, improves health, cardiovascular risk and memory.
The effect of some chemotherapeutic agents depends on their pH. People on chemotherapy can consult with their physician whether their drugs work best in an acid or an alkaline environment.
CONCLUSION: An alkaline diet improves the health of people, especially if their bodies are acidic. Numerous studies verify this conclusion.
NOTE: *Buffering activity of chemicals is their ability to move the pH of the body toward normal, resulting in acid/base balancing.
The easiest way to eat a more alkaline diet is to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your meals. The fastest way to become more alkaline is to inhale deeply and exhale completely.
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