Posted by James Quinn

Alkaline Diet For Healthier Bones

Bones play an important role in maintaining cardiovascular systemic balance.  Blood and fluids must remain slightly alkaline.  Our arterial blood PH needs to stay in a very small range; (7.4 plus minus only .05 ph units).  One main rescue mechanism in maintaining homeostasis is the mineral content of the skeleton itself. 
   Even a slight eccess in acidity over time can lead to significant bone damage. Todays American diet is net acid forming and research suggests that this can lead to significant bone loss.  Modern diets are heavy in protein, fats and carbohydrates while lacking in essential minerals such as iron and magnesium. These pH boosting minerals come from diets rich in fruits vegetables and nuts.
   Recent research suggests that the modern average American diet can cause enough mineral loss (between ages 20-80) to deplete approximately one half of a females skeletal calcium and at least one third the calcium in a male skeleton.
The human blood system is both the driver and transporter of life.  Modern diets are causing a major disruption to the average Americans cardiovascular system.  Alkaline diets protect reserves of minerals in the skeleton.  An alkaline diet is rich in alkalizing mineral compounds that counter diet induced metabolic acids; thus relieving the need to draw minerals away from the bones.  Replacing a processed food meal with a salad is a step in the right direction of protecting ones bones.  Our Organic Chlorella Tablets and Organic Spirulina Tablets were chosen as two of our first products as they are Earths two greenest super foods;  high Alkaline daily tablets to help maintain alkalinity in the blood.

Sources: - Acid bodies increase cancer risk - CANCERactive

Murray, Michael T., Lara Pizzorno. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. Simon and Schuster, 2005.