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DD Fitness: The Alkaline Diet – cure or curse?

first_imgMany diets out there and all of them proclaim to be the one that will work the best for your weight issues.But, which one is THE best?I had an interesting conversation with someone who came to the gym to talk about a collaboration. It started off with some normal back and forth about nutrition and the different benefits and at the very end of the conversation, the idea of balancing PH and focusing on micronutrients was mentioned and things took a slightly different turn.If I jumped at every one of these opportunities I’ve had over the past few years, I’d have a healthy bank balance and no reputation.By Emmet Rushe Unfortunately for my bank balance, I have a conscience and fortunately for you, I tend to use it. The idea with these kinds of things come from the Alkaline Diet.While the Alkaline diet isn’t overly bad compared to some of the extreme diets that are on the market, what it claims to be able to do for your health is what the main issue is.The idea behind it is that many foods are the culprit of excessive acidity within our body.This is claimed to be the cause of weight gain, bone disorders like osteoporosis, energy loss, inflammation, aging and even cancer*. (1)They claim that eating alkaline-forming foods can offset these issues and can even cure cancer. Food to include in the diet are: (2)♣ Vegetables, green vegetables and fermented vegetables♣ Fruits like apples, berries, lemon.♣ Fat such as, avocado, almonds, seeds♣ Grains like quinoa♣ Other foods to include are; herbal tea, apple-cider vinegar and coconut water.Foods to exclude:♣ Eggs, caffeinated drinks, milk, pasta and processed grains, alcoholAre our bodies in an ‘Acidic’ state and do they need regulation to ‘fix’ the other issues?When we look at the science on our bodies PH levels you will find that it is a very tightly regulated system. So tight, that even a small shift in blood PH can cause severe illness and even death. (3)Food alone cannot change the blood PH levels or have any effect on them and this one point more or less debunks the main claims that the diet has.The levels of PH are measured in the diet through urine tests on litmus paper, and while foods can change the PH of urine they cannot change the PH of the blood. (Urine is separated from the blood by the bladder.) (4)It cannot help with osteoporosis.It absolutely cannot cure cancer and the creator of the diet has been jailed in the USA after people he was ‘treating’ died from their cancers.Why then do people make claims about the diet and claim that it ‘cured’ them from ailments and helped with their weight and health issues?That is simple.The diet consists of whole foods with huge amounts of fruit, vegetables and healthy meat sources.It is high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and apart from needlessly excluding foods, isn’t a bad way to set up your diet.The benefits you are getting from the Alkaline diet are just the benefits you are getting from ANY diet that reduces or eliminates highly processed foods and alcohol and increases whole foods, fruits and veg and water intake.There is nothing special about it and it doesn’t have any special miracle cures.It is simply another diet that has exaggerated claims that don’t stack up.#trainsmartBe sure to keep up with all my articles and posts through my website and socials here:https://www.rushefitness.ie/https://www.facebook.com/rushefitness/https://www.instagram.com/rushefitness/References:1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195546/2. http://thenutritionpress.com/debunking-the-alkaline-diet/3.https://www.rudymawer.com/blog/scientific-review-alkaline-diet-fact-fiction/4. https://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/your-urine-is-not-a-window-to-your-body-ph-balancing-a-failed-hypothesis/DD Fitness: The Alkaline Diet – cure or curse? was last modified: July 7th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalemmet rushefitnesslast_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Yet, for all that they are doing well, there are some who are starting to believe the Seahawks may be rounding into form as the team to beat in the NFC.Winners of their last four games by margins of 16, nine, 31 and 29 points, the two-time defending NFC champions are led by QB Russell Wilson, who has thrown 16 touchdown passes and zero interceptions over his last four games.In short, the Seahawks are looking more like the team that reached the last two Super Bowls than the one that lost five of its first nine games.Indeed an NFC West team may represent the conference in the Super Bowl, but who is more likely to fill the role, Arizona or Seattle?That — and eight other questions — were answered by NFL.com’s Adam Schein in this week’s Schein Line.As for his answer?All the Seahawks have done recently is lay the wood to opposing teams … and all the Arizona Cardinals do is win and show off their amazing top-to-bottom talent. Rawls’ injury curbs the enthusiasm for Seattle a tad. Yes, the Cardinals’ suffered their own injury at running back, with Chris Johnson landing on injured reserve in Week 12 — but rookie David Johnson has stepped up since, recording 90-plus rushing yards and 120-plus yards from scrimmage in each of Arizona’s past two games. And the rest of the Cardinals’ roster is simply stacked, 1-53. While I acknowledge Seattle is primed to make another strong run, it’s clearly Arizona.Does that make Cardinals fans feel better or, at least, less nervous about a potential postseason matchup with Seattle? Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The good news, at least in terms of those teams, is unless the Cardinals collapse here at the end of the regular season any playoff game against the Seahawks will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium.If it comes to that, of course, and plenty still must happen for that to be the case. The Arizona Cardinals have given little reason to believe they are destined for a disappointing postseason.At 11-2, they have the second-best record in the NFC and are tied for the second-best record in the entire NFL.They are tops in the NFL in yards and second in points per game, while at the same time rank fourth in football in yards allowed and seventh in points allowed per game.Furthermore their point differential of plus-153 is second only to the Carolina Panthers, and they’ve beaten three potential playoff teams (Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings) during their current seven-game winning streak.center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is hit by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel just after getting a pass off during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Top Stories last_img read more

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