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Friday, December 5, 2008

Calcium and Alkaline Foods

Acidic Diets Cause Bone Loss; Alkaline Diet Protect Calcium in Bones

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, December 4, 2008
Key concepts: Alkaline diet, Bone loss and Calcium

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals that an acidic diet based on proteins, cereals and phosphoric acid (in sodas) directly results in the loss of bone mineralization. At the same time, a diet high in alkalize substances (vegetables, fruits, minerals, etc.) protects bones from calcium loss.

The study used bicarbonate, a simple alkaline mineral, to test the theory of whether the dietary intake of alkaline substances would reduce bone loss of calcium. The verdict? Absolutely, it does. As the study author explained, "Our study found that bicarbonate had a favorable effect on bone resorption and calcium excretion. This suggests that increasing the alkali content of the diet may attenuate bone loss in healthy older adults."

In plain language, it means that eating a more alkaline diet reduces the risk of bone loss, and it almost certainly also decreases the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures at the same time (since "osteoporosis" is just a fancy name for "fragile bones").

Interestingly what the study did NOT speculate on was the rate of bone loss caused by highly acidic dietary substances such as phosphoric acid (found in sodas).

It would be fascinating to see this study repeated with alkaline water, as consumers can make their own alkaline water at home, right now, using various water alkalizing machines.

One company I know of that makes an outstanding Chanson water alkalizer is: www.HealingWaterMachines.com

There are others available across the 'net, and in the future, I plan to do a review on one or more of these machines.

NaturalNews has no financial relationship with HealingWaterMachines (or any water alkalizer company).

Aroma Thyme Bistro Comments:
I have been touting the massive benefits of alkaline foods. Alkaline and Calcium have a great connection. You do not need dairy to get of preserve your calcium. Just look at my son, Justin, he is a 6 year who runs half marathons. Justin has never had a glass of milk in his life or cows milk cheeses. Instead he eats healthy salads and other alkaline foods.

This article also mentions a water machine. Aroma Thyme has one of these alkaline water machines. This is the only water you should be drinking. The benefits are incredible of alkaline water. In fact we can recommend a place to buy this machine. Stop by and we will give a demo of this great machine.

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

We will be visiting Ellenville soon for a wedding and I am really excited to try the Alkaline water machine -- that sounds so cool! Have you ever read Dr. Susan Brown? She is an anthropologist from Syracuse and an alkaline diet expert (mainly for osteoporosis prevention/aging) and the reason why I have made the switch -- http://www.womentowomen.com/bonehealth/alkaline-bones.aspx

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