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Alkaline diet: Separating pHacts from pHiction

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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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Alkaline Diet

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Posted 15 February 2013

At www.simplygreen.co.za, the alkaline diet is promoted “for Better Body Chemistry, PH Levels, and Overall Health”. The author writes: “Going to a body and nutrition expert with my husband is one of the best things we’ve done for ourselves. What was the key take away? Warning! Turn Alkaline!”

Is there any evidence that this diet is beneficial?

The Consumers Union of the USA published a report concluding that “alkaline products promise health benefits with little proof to support such claims”.

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