Gerry K. Schwalfenberg *
University of Alberta, Suite No. 301, 9509-156 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5P 4J5
- Gerry K. Schwalfenberg: Email: gschwalf at telus.net
J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 727630.
Published online 2011 October 12. doi: 10.1155/2012/727630
Received July 3, 2011; Accepted August 8, 2011.
This review looks at the role of an alkaline diet in health.
Pubmed was searched looking for articles on pH, potential renal acid loads, bone health, muscle, growth hormone, back pain, vitamin D and chemotherapy.
Many books written in the lay literature on the alkaline diet were also reviewed and evaluated in light of the published medical literature.
There may be some value in considering an alkaline diet in reducing morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases and further studies are warranted in this area of medicine.
PDF is attached at bottom of this page
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Alkaline diet increases Calcium and Magnesium in the body.
Both are synergistic and vitamin D
- Overview Magnesium and vitamin D
- Low cost co-factors for vitamin D which has the following table Nov 2011
|Co-factor||How Much||Benefit Bone||Bioavailability||Balance body||Notes|
|Calcium||<750mg||Yes||probably||Yes||Avoid getting too much|
|Magnesium||500mg||Yes||Yes||Yes||Very important, big range in bio-availability|