What's Really Wrong With Our Diets? The Acid-Alkaline Connection

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Many people these days are buzzing about the benefits of low-acid eating, including the New York Times. In the recent article, “Exploring a Low-Acid Diet for Bone Health,” the Times analyzes emerging research linking the standard Western diet, high in acid-forming animal proteins and dairy, to poor bone health—particularly fractures and osteoporosis. The conclusion…

A low-acid diet comprised mostly of alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables may be better for bone health than a nutrition plan rich in calcium but high in acid-forming foods, such as hard cheeses and red meat.

The Times extensively quotes health writer Michael Castleman, author of Building Bone Vitality (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and “The Calcium Myth,” Natural Solutions’ own July/August 2009 feature story. Look for more information on low-acid eating in your March 2010 issue of Natural Solutions, available on newsstands February 16.