This is Why The Alkaline Diet is SO Effective

This is Why the Alkaline Diet Works So Well
Article by ross

Why does the alkaline diet work so well?

When you’re first starting out on the alkaline diet, it’s logical that your first thought might to be:

‘Is this really going to work…?’

I don’t blame you.

In the health world there are so many crazy claims and unbelievable promises, it leaves us all a bit jaded and suspicious at times.

And that’s me included.

I always want to validate every new claim or ‘hot new superfood’ I hear about as much as possible. Generally speaking I need the proof, I need the cold, hard facts and scientific research.

And when it comes to the alkaline diet, and the question “does it work?”, the answer is YES, and let me explain WHY it works, because let’s be clear…

The Alkaline Diet Works Like Crazy

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What is it about the alkaline diet that makes it work so well?

What is it that got me hooked over a decade ago, not only on ‘going alkaline’ myself, but learning more and more about it, researching it and making it my life’s work to teach others how to do it to get the health of their dreams by following it?

In this short guide I’ll explain to you the five reasons why the alkaline diet works, and why it works so incredibly well.

You’ll learn not only why it works, but the specifics about it that make it so effective – and I’ll show you how to apply JUST those specifics to get you off to a flying start!

Note: this guide refers specifically to the way I teach the alkaline diet. I’m not saying I am going to be telling you anything that I’ve patented or that is exclusive to me, and maybe there are others teaching like this too. But be aware, there are a lot of people teaching the alkaline diet in a different, much more hardcore, black & white way (as well as folks just teaching it badly). It’s not to say my way is better or worse, but I have gotten great results for folks and there are a lot of nuances to my philosophy and way of teaching.

The Five Reasons Why the Alkaline Diet Works Like Crazy

REASON #1: It Gives the Body The Tools It Needs to Thrive

OK, focus on the next line – it’s a surprising thing for me to say, but it is very, very important to your understanding of the alkaline diet – this is KEY:

The premise of the alkaline diet is NOT to change your body’s pH

Let me repeat – you’re not trying to make your pH more alkaline.

This is the reason why 99% of critics of the alkaline diet choose to criticise it. They say you can’t change your pH so it’s baloney. Probably while eating baloney and patting themselves on the back.

This is not the point of the alkaline diet. We are not trying to change your pH.

Your body will maintain the pH of your blood and other extracellular fluids at pH 7.365 no matter what you do. It will sacrifice everything and anything to do this.

You can drink cola all day long, while smoking, eating pizza and chips and your pH will stay at 7.365.

It is the maintenance of this pH that causes the stress to the body.

If you constantly throw sugar-laden, chemically processed, inflammatory, acidic foods and drinks into your body, the stress caused by the body in holding your pH solid at 7.365 is what causes the damage.

It’s the stress of maintaining your pH that causes the damage to your body.

By eating more alkaline foods, you not only remove this stress but you also give your body the tools it needs to thrive.

Alkaline foods are alkaline because of their nutrient content. They are fresh, natural, vitamin and mineral-rich, chlorophyll-rich, antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory delicious foods.

Acidic foods are all processed, unhealthy foods you already know are not good for you.

I bet if I asked you right now to name the most acidic foods off the top of your head your list would look something like:

– sugar
– takeaways
– chips
– pizza
– cakes
– pastries
– processed meats
– chocolates
– alcohol
– trans fats
– and so on…

And if you names the alkaline ones, what would they be?

– vegetables
– leafy greens
– salads
– nuts & seeds
– healthy oils
– low sugar fruits
– and so on…

The alkaline diet gives your body the tools it needs to thrive, while removing the foods and drinks that cause the body stress, inflammation and oxidation.

And when you fuel your body with these foods, your body will shine for you.

So many ‘diets’ leave you feeling like you’re against your body…ME and MY DIET VS MY BODY…like it’s a battle…

“Why do my stupid legs look like that”…”Why does my body crave bread so much…”

When you work in unison with your body and simply give it what it needs, nourish it, love it – the results will (and do) happen incredibly quickly.

It’s wonderful and feels amazing.

Key Takeaway: you’re not trying to CHANGE the way your body works. This causes stress. The alkaline diet is about being relaxed, stress-free and working together WITH your body. So chill. Just focus on getting the good foods in for the first few weeks – don’t worry about cutting too much out – just focus on getting in the good. The more good you eat, the more this will naturally crowd out the bad stuff. Relax, enjoy your food, have fun and stay focused on what you want.

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The Alkaline Diet Addresses the Three Primary Causes of Sickness & Disease

In my over a decade of work in this area, I’ve seen in the scientific literature over and over and over again that the vast majority of illnesses, conditions and diseases (including obesity) are linked to one, two or all of the combination of:

  • Acidity
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidation

The alkaline diet addresses all three of these simultaneously. In a really simple way.

You don’t have to think about it or specifically eat certain things on certain days in a certain order or combined in a certain way.

Alkaline foods, such as kale, spinach, tomatoes, celery, quinoa, watercress, capsicum, almonds, flax, avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, peas, lentils, ginger, garlic, turmeric, lemons, cabbages, coconuts and so on are naturally alkaline, anti-inflammatory and packed with anti-oxidants.

It’s easy – eat 70-80% alkaline and you will address all three of those factors.

Key Takeaway: by eating the most alkaline foods, you’ll create a naturally anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, alkaline diet, that creates the perfect state of equilibrium in your body – the balance your body craves. Before long you will start to see incredible results, while enjoying the journey!

It’s Nutritionally Solid & Rooted In Science Fact (It’s Proven to Work)

Another myth (alongside the ‘trying to change your pH’ myth we’ve already busted) is that the alkaline diet doesn’t have any scientific proof.

People (journalists and doctors like Christian Jessen of Embarrassing Bodies fame) lazily, and frankly embarrassingly try to discredit the alkaline diet with that one ‘you can’t change your pH’ without actually knowing anything about it at all.

How I’d love to spend 15 minutes in a room with them to undo all of their ‘first answer off the top of their head’ beliefs about natural health and the alkaline diet.

BUT ANYWAY… 🙂

Here’s just a handful of the research that has been recently published showing the benefits of the alkaline diet:

Study: Alkaline Diet Prevents Chronic, Degenerative Disease

“The evidence appears to be strong that an alkaline diet high in antioxidants (fruits and vegetables) would help prevent chronic degenerative disease and cancer, and lead to a better quality of life”

Title: The Role of Mitochondria in Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases

Journal: Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 2014


Study: Alkaline Diet Prevents Gout & Hyperuricemia

“We conclude that alkalization of urine by eating nutritionally well-designed alkaline -prone food is effective for removing uric acid from the body”

Title: Effect of urine pH changed by dietary intervention on uric acid clearance mechanism of pH-dependent excretion of urinary uric acid

Journal: Nutrition Journal, January 2012


Study: Eating Alkaline Preserves Muscle Mass

“Alkaline diets favor lean tissue mass in older adults.  Metabolic acidosis promotes muscle wasting, and the net acid load from diets that are rich in net acid–producing protein and cereal grains relative to their content of net alkali–producing fruit and vegetables may therefore contribute to a reduction in lean tissue mass in older adults”

Title: Alkaline diets favor lean tissue mass in older adults

Journal: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2008


Study: Alkaline Diet Creates Better Sports Performance

“An alkaline promoting (low-PRAL) diet increases anaerobic exercise performance, as evidenced by greater time-to-exhaustion during high-intensity treadmill running.”

Title: Effects of Dietary Acid Load on Exercise Metabolism and Anaerobic Exercise Performance

Journal: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, June 2015


Study: Eating Alkaline Reduces Risk of Diabetes and Coronary Disease

“This thesis appears to be consistent with previous epidemiological reports correlating high potassium consumption, or a high intake of alkaline fruits and vegetables, with reduced risk for diabetes and coronary disease. “

Title: Acid–base balance may influence risk for insulin resistance syndrome by modulating cortisol output

Journal: Medical Hypothesis, 2005


And it’s of course not just the scientific proof that is important, but the proof in the real world, with normal folks who have started eating alkaline, following my recipes and meal plans, getting alkaline, loving it and seeing huge benefits.

I am going to pull together a big document of all of the amazing feedback I’ve received recently when I get the chance, but if you click on that link above you’ll see a few of them, with huge weight loss, digestive issues clearing, arthritis improving and disappearing, blood pressure easing, energy increasing, mobility returning, skin looking great…

When you allow your body to find that balance and equilibrium by fuelling it and nourishing it with the foods it needs – you’ll see the results flow incredibly quickly.

Key Takeaway: the alkaline diet is scientifically proven to support the body, help it to run optimally, and prevent disease.

It Meets All of Your Nutritional Requirements

If you’re eating alkaline foods 70-80% of the time, it’s easy enough to assume that of course you’re getting all of your nutritional needs met.

But I want to show you the facts. I need the facts, so I can only assume you might too 🙂

Here’s just a selection of the nutrient content of a serve of some of the alkaline foods you’ll be eating:

Spinach:

Vitamin K – 1110% RDA
Vitamin A – 337.3% RDA
Manganese – 84% RDA
Folate – 65.7% RDA
Magnesium – 38% RDA
Iron – 35% RDA
Vitamin C – 31% RDA
Vitamin B2 – 27% RDA
Calcium – 25% RDA
Potassium – 23% RDA
Vitamin E – 21% RDA
Fiber – 19% RDA

Kale

Vitamin K: 1327% RDA
Vitamin A: 354% RDA
Vitamin C: 88.8% RDA
Manganese: 27% RDA
Fiber: 12% RDA
Calcium: 11% RDA
Magnesium: 11% RDA
Iron: 9% RDA
Omgega 3: 7% RDA

Broccoli

Vitamin C: 135%
Vitamin K: 115%
Folate: 16%
Vitamin A: 14%
Manganese: 10%
Dietary Fiber: 10%
Potassium: 8%
VItamin B6: 8%
Vitamin B2: 7%

Avocado

Dietary Fiber: 40%
Vitamin K: 38%
Folate: 30%
Vitamin C: 24%
Vitamin B5: 20%
Potassium: 20%

Almonds

Protein 20%
Fibre: 46%
Calcium: 25%
Iron: 25%

On a typical day of eating alkaline, you will EASILY reach all of your nutritional requirements

This is a typical day of eating alkaline foods (taken from my Alkaline Recipe System – click here to learn more about this):

  • Breakfast: Chai Infused Quinoa Porridge
  • Mid-Morning Snack: Alkaline Powerhouse Juice
  • Lunch: Soothing Gut Healing Soup
  • Afternoon Snack: Superfood Balls
  • Dinner: Chickpea Cashew Curry

Your daily nutrient intake would include (note not an exhaustive list):

Nutrient —–> Daily Value / RDI %
Fiber –> 346%
Protein –> 185%
Calcium –> 97%
Phosphorus –> 198%
Potassium –> 173%
Zinc –> 111%
Manganese –> 522%
Thiamin –> 158%
Riboflavin –> 135%
Niacin –> 104%
B6 –> 234%
Folate –> 512%
Magnesium –> 217%
Vitamin E –> 115%
Iron –> 176%
Vitamin A –> 1580%
Vitamin C –> 669%
Vitamin K –> 4432%

This is just a snapshot, and of course is only indicative (although pretty accurate) – as you might vary the ingredients slightly, maybe you will still add a little high quality meat (totally fine – keep it organic and high quality though), or some fish and so on.

But you can see from this, there is a wide range of essential nutrients all covered off, and let’s face it, it’s FAR better than the typical western diet.

Key Takeaway: by eating alkaline, which as we’ve shown is scientifically proven to be highly beneficial, you will be hitting ALL of your nutritional needs. Just think how this would compare to the crappy standard Western diet of some of your friends and family (who might just poke fun at your new way of eating…)

Again, it’s important to note here that you can stay relaxed. As I have eluded to above, you can still eat meat and fish if you like. You can increase some of the stuff you like, and decrease the things you don’t love. You can have cheat meals, heck you can have cheat days or cheat-entire-holidays! As long as you keep coming back to the core fundamentals, you’ll keep getting results

It’s Common Sense, Has Room to Have Fun & Isn’t About Giving Everything Up

This is where I believe my style and methods of teaching you to get alkaline really gives you a huge benefit.

The alkaline diet, the way I teach it, is all about making it easy to get started, easy to stick to, delicious, enjoyable, fun and relaxed.

It’s my belief that unless it is all these things then it’s simply too hard for most people.

The way I teach involves: No stress, no cravings, no beating yourself up over little mistakes or moments-of-weakness, no giving everything up…life is meant to be fun and food is meant to be enjoyable.

Here’s why it works:

Easy to Start: as you’ve seen in your beginner’s ‘Get Started Guide’ I have you focus on just the core, most important things that will make the biggest difference. To begin with, this is all you need to worry about. Get started, get momentum and feel the benefits. Once you’ve got that sorted, you can move onto the next thing…

Easy to Stick To: if you start with my ‘crowd out the bad’ philosophy (which if you haven’t seen yet, I’ll email you about shortly), and focus on just getting the good stuff in for now without worrying about giving stuff up, you’ll find this SO easy to stick to.

Delicious: OF COURSE! My recipes are always created with enjoyment in mind. Food, to me, is a pleasure. And I believe food can both be fuel and delicious at the same time. My recipes have to tick both of those boxes or I don’t post them!

You’ve gotten your Ten Starter Recipes when you started with me.

But if you’d like more recipes, plus my menu plans for weight loss, inflammation, skin conditions, fatigue and more – check out my Alkaline Recipe System here.

It makes things even easier 🙂

Enjoyable, Fun & Relaxed: of course it has to be all of these things. With the way I teach the alkaline diet, you never have to give up everything, you can still have meals and nights out with friends, you can still have cheat meals, cheat days and cheat holidays.

You can still relax and have fun.

I make it easy for you to integrate the core, most important stuff into your daily habits, so it puts it on autopilot.

This is another reason why the alkaline diet works and works so well – you barely even notice you’re doing it!

It just becomes second nature.

But you feel and look AMAZING!

So Why Does The Alkaline Diet Work So Well? How Could it NOT?

It’s nutrient dense, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, easy to stick to, scientifically proven, gives you room to have fun and relax, gives your body everything it needs to thrive, is nutritionally balanced and most of all…

…it’s DELICIOUS!

With this knowledge, reassurance and confidence in the diet in mind – let’s go forth and make your biggest, BIGGEST health goals a reality for you.

I’d love to hear your goals – so post below in the comments what you want to achieve with the alkaline diet. Who knows I might even be able to give you a few pointers right away 🙂

Ross

PS Check this out:

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That’s a photo of me back in 2003 where it all started, at Tony Robbins’ UPW event. On the Monday, the excellent Joseph McClendon III spent the entire day teaching us about health, and the alkaline diet in particular. This was the last day of the event, and I had just spent the entirety of the previous day making a huge amount of huge goals.

My thought was – “if I’m going to accomplish even half of this I am going to need some serious energy”.

I left that event and haven’t looked back since 🙂

Here we are 12 years later!

Ross 12 Years On!

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  1. Joren Reply

    When I read it, it all sounds so damn logical! It’s funny people still claim it to be nonsenses. It’s the only flawless diet I have ever seen, because I’m sure this is the natural way for a human to live. I once went to the zoo, and I saw these big, huge gorillas eat a sh*t load of salad and other vegetables, and it made me realize our ancient ancestors might still be smarter than most of the people around the world when it comes to their diet.

    • ross Reply

      Totally agree Joren – totally agree.

  2. Frances Akubuilo Reply

    Thanks so much for listing some research articles/journals! I am the kind of person that likes to have proof as well. It will be very helpful to look into those.

    • ross Reply

      Nice one Frances – the more time goes on the more important it is – there are a LOT of health sites making unsubstantiated claims out there.

  3. Teresa Mazur Reply

    I am confused as to whether lentils are alkaline forming or acid forming. On the list you sent me they are listed on both sides. Please clarify. Thank you! I am realizing it is going to take a year or more to get myself healthy. I am grateful for your emails as I enter my alkalizing for life journey.

    • ross Reply

      Hi there – it depends on their preparation and storage. I tend to say eat in moderation as a lot of sources of lentils are stored/prepared in a way that encourages them to grow mycotoxins and yeasty bacterias (similar to peanuts).

      A great source of protein, but yep – one to have in a side, rather than as a main.

  4. craig Reply

    HI, great post. I am about to start my journey into alkaline diet.
    I have read that parasites within the body cant thrive if there is more acid in the stomach.
    If alkaline reduces acid does this increase the parasites within the body or is this a different form of acid? Does an Alkaline diet reduce parasites?

    thanks

    • ross Reply

      Hi Craig

      Interesting question. First and foremost, nothing you do with your diet will stop the stomach producing hydrochloric acid, and the production of hydrochloric acid is actually very very important to maintaining a proper pH balance. Contrary to what most people think, the stomach isn’t just a pit of hydrochloric acid (HCl) waiting for food to drop in, it produces specific quantities of it depending on the food you eat, and then balancing quantities of sodium bicarbonate to balance this out as the food then passes onto the next step of digestion.

      So eating alkaline actually means a more healthy amount of HCl is made, not less. Parasites won’t be more or less likely to survive the incredibly strong acid of the stomach due to alkaline foods being eaten – if they can survive a pH that low, they will survive it no matter what you eat.

      The alkaline diet won’t necessarily directly reduce (or remove) parasites, but it will get the body in an optimal state to fight them.

      Think of it this way – if you had a parasite, which two diets would you think are more likely to help or hinder:

      1) fresh vegetables, green foods, healthy fats and oils, nuts, seeds, salads, lots of filtered water, exercise, moderate proteins and so on…

      OR

      2) processed foods, gluten, sugar, yeast, dairy, sweets, trans and hydrogenated fats, fast foods, takeaways and so on…

      1 is the alkaline approach and 2 is an acidic diet.

      Ross
      Interestingly – eating alkaline foods doesn’t reduce the amount of acidity in the stomach, and

  5. BRONWEN Reply

    HI ROSS..AM READING ALL YOUR STUFF..STARTED JUICING AND RAW VEG A FEW WEEKS BACK TO HELP MY IMMUNE SYSTEM FIGHT NH LYMPHOMA – STAGE 4 AFTER 8 ROUNDS OF CHEMO AND NOW ON MAINTENANCE CHEMO EVERY 2 MONTHS FOR 2 YEARS..BUT DO NOT EAT MUCH DURING THE DAY,EVEN THO I MIGHT FELL LIKE TO MUNCH ON SOMETHING
    I STILL SUFFER FROM LACK OF ENERGY..ALTHO OCCASIONALLY IVE HAD A BURST!
    BUT SOME DAYS ESPECIALLY IN 105F HEAT,I JUST CANNOT RETRIEVE THE MOTIVATION…SO END UP HAVING 2 GREEN JUICES DURING THE DAY AND A SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST AND STRUGGLING WITH 3 L OF H2O
    IS IT SMART FOR ME AND MY CONDITION TO CONTINUE….ALTHO THERE WILL ALWAYS BE HEALTH BENEFITS, I KNOW.
    I ALSO TAKE POWDER SUPPLEMENTS, MOST DAYS
    I WANT TO EXERCISE AND GET HEALTHY, IF I CAN AND THWART THIS CANCER BIG TIME
    ANY TIPS?
    DO I NEED EXTRA PROTEIN…OR IS ONCE A DAY ENOUGH?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Bronwen

      Congrats on your fight and determination you clearly have in abundance. I can’t really recommend anything for a condition that is medically diagnosed and under treatment, but it sounds like you’re doing all the right things.

      R

  6. Jitka Reply

    Hi Ross,
    Thank you for all the great info. I have attended UPW this October (2015) for the first time and after I got home, i have changed my whole lifestyle. I started alkaline diet and I’m proud to report an amazing improvement with my health, energy, and weight loss. I have a question, Tony talked about 10 day green cleanse when you only drink pure energy green and green soups, no foods, as I understand it. However, I can’t find any info regarding this cleanse. I would appreciate any help.
    Thank you
    Jitka

  7. George Reply

    I suffer from psoriasis – would alkaline diet help in anyway.
    Also I am 73 years old and I really would not like to lose muscle density !

    George

  8. Sue Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I am just starting out with an anti-inflammatory diet and came across your alkaline one.
    Gonna include your information in my own quest to be healthy. I like the way you have laid out the diet so simply. Simple is what I want and need right now. So many others say that you need to eat this and that and all these other foods that I know nothing about, or worse…you cannot eat____???
    I like things SIMPLE!!!
    I am dealing with obesity, osteoarthritis and inflammation right now. Not to mention several other diseases that are in control or in remission. Need to watch so many things in my diet these days. Hoping that your alkaline diet will help me reach me goals…by eating healthy, losing weight and keeping my muscle mass(Yea!)
    Thanks for all your information…took notes on the videos and am going to eat breakfast with your suggestions in mind.

    • ross Reply

      Hey Sue

      Thanks so much for your kind words and good luck on this journey! There is an awesome series coming soon from the Truth About Cancer team that I will be supporting and I highly recommend you check it out – it should be available in April and it’s totally free of charge.

      R

  9. Marianne Reply

    Hi Ross
    I have been told by the doctor that my blood is too acidic. You said our blood’s ph stays the same always. I am a bit confused – what should I do?
    Thanks
    Marianne

  10. andrew Reply

    Hey ross andrew hear from los angeles I’m on day 2 of the alkaline diet can u give me a list of foods specific to skin diseases mostly rosacea and dry flaky skin thanks man feeling better already.

  11. Monica Pettelle Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I am learning so much from you and enjoying your style!
    A little history: I ‘m a 66 year old female, relatively active 5′ 7″ 162 lbs. I have been taking prilosec and nexium for 10 years because I had gotten yo the point where I couldn’t eat or drink anything without a serious burning sensation in my esophagus. An endoscopy showed ulcers on my esophagus….aargh! Prilosec was prescribed and I was told to take it “for the rest of my life”. I found when I tried to stop the burning was back with a vengeance.
    New research is suggesting that an inflammatory process may be at the root of the disease….surprise surprise!
    I have been guilty of indulging in acidic bad habits…..coffee, chocolate, sugar and bread but otherwise eat a good diet with lots of veggies, fruit, whole grains, fish, chicken and little to no red meat.I have recently ditched the coffee, chocolate, sugar and am substituting sprouted grain bread once a day. Oh did I mention that I have stopped the Prilosec? It’s a battle. I do have Zantac on hand when I can’ t handle the burn. I have been drinking a swallow of Apple cider vinegar diluted that will quell the fire temporarily.
    BUT….I am in in for the long haul and am going to keep working on changing the underlying problem of too much acidity….I appreciate all you are doing to educate and support those of us who are seeking to restore health to our bodies.
    Monica

  12. Dave Reply

    I was diagnosed with Barrets esophagus. This alkaline diet can only help me. I started it 3 weeks ago…. I Feel better… No caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, I can give this up to live longer.

  13. Adriana Reply

    Fiiiiiiiiiinally someone talks about the truth of the alkaline diet!! Great post! Regards from Mexico

    • ross Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  14. Patricia Clews Reply

    I am 74 and have always tried to eat healthily, only purchasing fresh food and making all my own bread, main meals, varied salads and drinking lots of water. So 3 years ago I was shocked to discover I have severe kidney problems resulting in 3 monthly visits to the hospital Nefrologist. Need to reduce my very high uric acid level which is the reason I wish to seriously follow the Alkaline eating plan. Thank you for the info received so far and also the excellent free downloads which are very helpful.

  15. Kathleen Reply

    Hi Ross,
    Thanks for the fabulous website!
    I am a 63 yr old female diagnosed with osteoporosis at the young age of 40. I am quite healthy otherwise and thought I was eating well until I began researching how an improper Ph balance affects the bones. I now realize that I am continually robbing my bones of precious calcium. I am also aware that putting more calcium in, especially in the form of supplements, is not the answer as most health care professionals would like us to believe. I just need to stop stripping the calcium out with each bite of food that is not properly balanced. What nutrients rich foods, in your opinion, are the best to begin the bone healing process?
    Thanks, again!

    • ross Reply

      Thanks Kathleen. If you eat a varied alkaline based diet you’ll get the minerals needed for bone healing – calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and so on. It’s a double process of removing the acid-forming foods that rob the body of these minerals, while also putting more in with the alkaline-forming veggies.

      R

  16. Samantha Reply

    Hi Ross!
    I am a 26 year old woman who has been dealing with many problems in the last year and a half. I started gaining weight rather quickly (though not changing my diet), I started suffering from fatigue and extremely bad headaches (sometimes even migraines). Though seeing many doctors they feel they couldn’t find what was wrong with me. In their experimenting I ended up in the hospital because my muscles were breaking down too quickly and again the doctors did not have an answer for me. “There are too many things that could cause this” is what I kept hearing. After much research on my own I found your website, what an improvement going alkaline has made. I need to follow your how to get started plan a little better, I tried too much too soon I think, but I felt amazing!
    My question is how can I incorporate more alkalizing foods to improve my energy, as that is one of the biggest struggles I deal with right now?

  17. Kaye Sproule Reply

    Hi Ross I am 73 – have Barretts – keep good health etc. Apple cider Vinegar – should I be using this or not? I am confused

  18. Gabriella Reply

    Hi Ross,
    If your pH level is constant and cannot be changed, then why is it, that everyone shows a different level of pH when testing it with with pH strips, some show acidic and some show alkaline?

  19. Asif Tajik Reply

    Hello Ross,
    i have recently been disgonsed with prostrate cancer which is in intermediate stage and would want to get my body less stressed as head that letting it easily achiever the PH of 7.3 helps such cancers
    I am 57 years old and have started hormonal tratement which is what has been perscribed for me. However, have now sifted to a diet of vegetables which also include mushrooms, eat fruits like Pomegranates & bananas and also take raw ginger (about 50 mg/ day with some yogurt, I am regular at exercising and spend around 1.5 hours a day in the gym lifting weights and on tread mill. Walnuts and pistachios are my favorite nuts along with some almonds. i eat a lot of fish done in turmeric and garlic. Take chicken some times, but like once a week
    Just wanted to know if I Can I eat things like eggs, and drink skim milk and if what I am following is good to go ?
    Warm regards
    Asif

  20. Maria Reply

    I’ve been doing the alkaline diet for about 3 weeks. I lost 5 lbs then gained it back then lost a couple more again. I’ve been up and down between these five lbs. I walk and jog 6 days a week. I drink fresh veg juice twice a day as a snack and lemon water all day long. I eat 80% veggies and small amounts of protein. When will the lbs really start to come off? I feel great and look better but I want to lose 30 lbs.

  21. JoAnn Miller Reply

    I (JoAnn) am learning all about the Alkaline Diet for a very special friend that was diagnosed with stage 4 aggressive bladder cancer that has (since Aug.27th a tumor in the bladder removed), but after CT Scan w/contrast & recently a PET CT, have shown the cancer cells have spread to the pelvis, abdomen,ovaries. We went to a Medical Marijuana Dr. to get a “card” so Carol(my friend) could purchase CBD Oil. The Dr. also told Carol she wanted her on an Alkaline Diet and 1 gram of CBD oil. So as she is very sick I am researching and learning about this for her. Carol is to start Chemo very soon and we have an app’t with a Urologist on Nov. 17th to see if surgery is in order but until then I am trying ALL I can to HELP her body to combat this horrible diagnoses. I am like a sister to her and dang if we’re going to let this Cancer win without a heck of a fight.

  22. Lorraine Reply

    Are you married ?😄😜

  23. Kashmyra Reply

    Is your alkaline book a raw food book …what percentage raw? I am a raw fooder and Iridologist , Yoga, Pilates teacher and anti-aging coach

  24. Paula Reply

    Hi Ross,

    I have been truly dedicated to the alkaline diet for about 10 years. Recently found that I am seriously Histamine Intolerant due to a lack of Diamine Oxidase in my gut apparently from Leaky Gut caused by a parasitic and fungal infection years ago. My first question is HOW? High histamine in my body causes severe facial swelling. So many of the Alkalizing foods I have depended on all of these years are high histamine producers: spinach, avocado, tomato, lemon, lime, grapefruit, eggplant. As long as I stay away from them, no swelling. I am at a loss! I want to stay alkaline, but my choice of foods has been dramatically reduced. Have you studied Histamine Intolerance and how the Alkaline diet affects or helps?

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