Have you seen this question bouncing around the web? I've had breast cancer and carry the BRCA1 gene, making me susceptible to more horrible cancers, so believe me, I've looked at this question from the perspective of both a physician and a patient. As a cancer patient considering an alkaline diet, I have questioned:
- Does it fight belly fat?
- Does it lower the risk of other dreaded and all too common modern diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and cancer?
- Could it help my patients’ skin to be healthier and to look better?
- Lower your chances of getting horrible diseases, such as cancer.
- Help you with the ever-encroaching belly fat threat.
- Boost your vitality and improve your complexion.
- There is no "dietary bypass" for good health, meaning you can't fill your body full of bad food month after month and expect that taking a handful of vitamin supplements will keep you attractive and well.
- Food is medicine. Medicine, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is "a substance or preparation used in treating disease." Food can do this too, and just like a poorly prescribed medicine, it can also harm your health and skin.
- There are no "magic" foods that miraculously fix what ails a body. You need to set your body in a nutritional environment where it is constantly bathed in what's good for it. Then, and only then, can it weather the periodic "dietary indiscretion" like a martini or a slice of that yummy layer cake.