Alkaline diet: Separating pHacts from pHiction

Posted 3 September 2018

Dr Harriet Hall explains why the alkaline diet, and other claims of pH imbalance requiring intervention in individuals without chronic disease, is mostly nonsense. For example, does Vogel’s Multiforce Alkaline Powder claims have any merit, or are they simply marketing rubbish?

She writes:

The internet is a cornucopia of facts, some true and some “alternative” (in other words, lies). One topic that is particularly plagued by misinformation is pH. People are restricting their diet, buying alkaline water, testing their urine with pH test strips, and buying into bogus cancer cures, all on the basis of false pseudoscientific claims. Going back to basics will help us distinguish pHacts from pHiction.

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