Posted by James Quinn

An Alkaline Diet For Longevity

   There seemingly endless articles on both sides of the argument as to the precise benefits of a high PH/alkaline diet.  Most experts agree that a higher PH diet leads to better health. A testimonial to these benefits is outlines in Tom Brady's new book, The TB12 Method; How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance. In the diet section of this book he goes into extensive benefits of an alkaline diet and how it has helped him carry an amazingly successful sports career into his forties, recently becoming the first 40 year old quarterback to start in a Super Bowl.
    In todays health world the word Alkaline is associated with a diet rich is green foods such as broccoli and especially high alkaline super foods such as Chlorella and Spirulina.  These algaes are amoung the highest pH level foods on earth and help boost a overall pH level of a diet. 
   The naming of the pH scale was first created in 1909 by S.P.L. Sorensen and the meaning of the small 'p' is disputed even to this day (the H is for hydrogen).  According to the Carlsberg Laboratory, where it was created the 'p' stands for potenz; a German word for power.  Others believe the abbreviation stands for pondus hydrogennii (quantity of hydrogen).
    A high pH diet protects all of the major systems in your body.  Alkalinity nourishes the digestive track, protects bone loss by reducing the need to draw minerals to the blood and is especially helpful for maintaining clear skin.  A simple single cell algae such as Chlorella counterbalances a modern diet rich in processed foods and meats.

TB12 Method : How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance; Tom Brady