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It was a different claim, and that claim is not validated First, you cannot mess around with the body's pH value, because you die if you do. The pH value of blood must be between 7.35 and 7.45. And the body is quite good at regulating this. Hence, you cannot make the body into "an alkaline environment". Second, Nobel laureate Otto Warburg did observe ...


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This is a difficult question to directly answer, for a number of reasons. Some people tried to address it in previous answers (since deleted) by pointing out that honey and lemon are not alkaline. Unfortunately, that is undermined by proponents of alkaline diets simply shifting the definition of alkaline and pH around to use misleading, non-standard ...


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The YouTube video you have link shows someone who has become unfortunately famous in Italy for being a fraud (sorry, some of the sources are in Italian, but Google Translate should suffice for a basic translation). Tullio Simoncini was a medical doctor who proposes a pseudoscientific theory by which tumours would actually be derived by a fungal infection (...


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There is no scientific evidence that vinegar - apple cider vinegar (ACV), specifically, since that's what is often claimed to be an effective treatment for a number of conditions - is an effective treatment for arthritis. Some of the claimed effects of ACV: Some proponents of apple cider vinegar claim it can cure everything from diabetes to acid reflux,...


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In the cited website and video, there is a claim that lemons alkalize the body. This is false. Lemons do not alkalize the body: The pH of lemon juice is 2-2.6, so lemons are acidic, not alkaline. The body uses pH buffers to avoid the pH of blood being changed: When an acid or base is added to the body, the buffers just mentioned bind or release H+...


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Both diets promote kidney stones as follows: acid diet: uric acid or cystine stones alkaline diet: calcium- and phosphate-containing stones The formation of various types of kidney stones is strongly influenced by urinary pH. An alkaline pH favors the crystallization of calcium- and phosphate-containing stones, whereas and acidic urine pH promotes uric ...


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The NHS lists a number of causes of acne. All of them are systemic, so they will not affect one part of the face more than any other. The basic mechanism is: Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, become blocked. This is caused by the over-production of sebum, which is not affected by any of the organs listed.


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At this point we don't have any studies to confirm the benefit of lemon juice with honey on reducing visceral fat. There are a couple of studies on using honey alone including this one which found improved diabetic control in rats: Glibenclamide or metformin combined with honey also significantly reduced the elevated levels of creatinine, bilirubin, ...


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Here is one particular type of cancer where (under certain conditions) the risk may be reduced by oral intake of hydrogencarbonate: Carbonates are sometimes given in order to control the pH of reflux. Chronic damage (inflammation) of the oesophagus epithelium due to stomach acid can lead to Barrett's oesophagus which is a pre-cancer stage. The idea of ...


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Yes. In Diet-induced acidosis: is it real and clinically relevant?, the authors review the history of the concepts of acidosis: The available research makes a compelling case that diet-induced acidosis, not diet-induced acidaemia, is a real phenomenon, and has a significant, clinical, long-term pathophysiological effect that should be recognised and ...


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There is no scientific literature establishing the benefit of an alkaline diet for the prevention of cancer at this time (2011). The effectiveness of some chemotherapeutic agents is markedly influenced by pH. Numerous agents such as epirubicin and adriamycin require an alkaline media to be more effective. Others, such as cisplatin, mitomycin C, and thiotepa, ...


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"Alkaline" diet is a wrongly used term, it should be "alkalizing." Alkalizing diet is the diet that alkalizes the urine — it raises the pH of the urine. Most fruits and vegetables alkalize the urine (even when most fruits are slightly acidic, but note, not acidifying), and most meats and fats are acidifying, probably because of high amino acid and fatty ...


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