Alkaline Diet

Understanding the Alkaline Diet and Alkaline Minerals

Posted by on June 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Guest Post by Christopher Vasey, N.D.

There are a lot of facts and fiction about Alkaline Water out there today, which is why I felt compelled to write you this article.

After all, I wrote the book on alkaline diet in which I share with you all my knowledge I acquired after years of research.

Alkaline water has only been on the scene since the 90's, and mostalkaline diet of the studies and research performed on the benefits of Alkaline water come from Japan.

One study evaluated 25 people with gastrointestinal problems (constipation, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and indigestion) who were either given Alkaline water or clean water to drink.

It was confirmed that alkaline water is more effective than "drinking" water against chronic diarrhea, abdominal complaints and overall improvement rate (relief of abdominal complaints) and safer than clean water.

Nearly 90% of the test subject that received alkaline water showed significant improvements.

Now while this study was done on a small group of 25 people and while larger and more in depth research should still be conducted, researches noted that Alkaline water was most effective for mild symptoms.

In my research I've discovered evidence pointing to Alkaline Water leading to a significant decrease in PTH and of S-CTX which are two important markers of bone loss.

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In one other study human DNA was subjected to oxidative damage similar to what free radicals do to DNA in the body.

Alkaline water was shown to improve the antioxidant activity of vitamin C.

These effects would still need to be tested in humans to confirm, however the research results are very encouraging.

The question I get asked most often is; Can Alkaline water help me?

Everyone's body is different, but in my research and experience I can tell you that Alkaline water has many things going for it, and the emerging research proves to me that Alkaline water is indeed a contributor to better health.

To learn more about the benefits of Alkaline Water check out the video below...

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