Alkaline Diets and Cancer
The purported benefit of alkaline diets is one of those stories that keeps popping up--right along side of deodorants cause breast cancer and don't ever microwave in a plastic container. Here is a thoughtful and responsible explanation of this theory. Per usual, I give you the introduction and then a link:
Alkaline Diets and Cancer: Fact or Fiction?
Last reviewed by Faculty of Harvard Medical School on December 20, 2010
By Stephanie Vangsness, R.D., L.D.N. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
• Can You Make Your pH More Alkaline? • Can an Alkaline pH "Kill" Cancer Cells? • Can Diet Change the pH Balance of the Body? • Are Urine and Saliva pH Test Strips a Good Way To Measure pH? • Can an Alkaline Diet Be Harmful? • Do Dieticians and Other Health Professionals Recommend Alkaline Diets?
Advocates of alkaline diets claim that they help you lose weight, increase your energy, and even reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. While their arguments sound persuasive, they ignore all the facts.