I am often asked for clarity on this issue of the acid-alkaline diet. There is a whole “diet industry sub-culture” grown up around the acid-alkali thing, and there are a lot of companies selling supplements and products designed to help you ‘get alkaline’.
This keeps coming up, and I keep meaning to write about it, so I thought I’d address it properly, once and for all.
I’ll keep this as short and non-scientific as I can, I hope it’s OK and you can all follow it.
We hear all this talk of “You eat the wrong foods and your body will be too acidic.”
These people need to define “your body”
What bit do they mean? Read more
I was recently asked about the health benefits of juicing.
Interestingly, someone said “I know we should, I know it’s supposed to be good for us, but why?”
Juicing, especially drinking alkaline, green, vegetable based juices, has a load of benefits, and I have 9 or 10 books on the subject of alkaline health and juicing, and I have been to a couple of seminars about it, so it’s quite tricky to answer in just a few sentences. The more you study this subject the deeper it gets and then the more there is to learn. As I study the subject of acid-alkaline balance more, I find great inconsistencies in the science. I find I am troubled by the science, but it would take me the next 20,000 words to explain, so let's stay 'on the surface' for now, we can always go deeper another time.
I'll attempt to summarise the 'main stream' alkalising argument for you here.