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Diet Demand: Is the Alkaline Diet Truly Effective for Weight Loss? Medical Director Weighs In

Charleston, WV, Jan. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The alkaline diet has caught the attention of many dieters and consumers over the past 5-10 years. The concept behind alkalizing the body is based on the theory that consuming acid-forming foods results in a PH imbalance that diminishes one’s health. PH measures the body’s level of acids and alkalis, when PH is balanced, the body doesn’t need to focus on ridding the body of excess acid. Alkaline diets aren’t as strongly affiliated with weight loss as many other popular options (though it does claim to offer some weight loss), however alkaline dieters will attempt to improve various health conditions such as osteoporosis, the prevention of several cancers, kidney disease, regulating hormones, reducing mucus in the body, pain relief and more.

Alkaline diets for many begin with finding an alkaline water to shift the body into a more alkaline state. Various foods are classified as being more acidic, for example nuts and legumes are thought of as alkaline forming whereas red meat, grains and dairy are acidifying.

Alkaline foods (short list):

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Nuts
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Green peppers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Lentils

Acidic foods (short list):

  • Meat (especially red)
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Whole grains
  • Fish & seafood
  • Alcohol

Diet Demand, a medical weight loss company who’s scientifically created diets have helped thousands of clients lose weight doesn’t believe or stand by the concept of choosing food to manipulate blood pH because there isn’t enough evidence to support that there is any actual change in the body. Dr. Tom Burns – Medical Director at Diet Demand says that, “One of the greatest problems with this concept is that it isn’t very scientifically sound. The body maintains an extremely narrow pH window between 7.35 and 7.45. This means that even if you consume highly alkaline foods, your body will always regulate blood pH in this narrow window or there would possibly be fatal consequences.” Not only is most excess acid excreted in urine, but if you’ve consumed a high amount of acidic food your body naturally offsets this by buffering blood pH so your actual levels never change. Dr. Burns acknowledges that people can feel healthier when they start these types of diets for several reasons. “For example, they may have eliminated dairy and discovered a lactose intolerance issue.” Nevertheless, Diet Demand’s medical weight loss staff recommends a diet rich in a variety of macro (protein, carbs, fat) and micro-nutrients which will provide the body all it needs to be able to correctly buffer blood and optimize normal physiologic function.


Contact Diet Demand for a FREE consultation by visiting https: http://www.dietdemand.com/  to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. DietDemand’s physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. DietDemand reviews each patient’s health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop.  Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient’s age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state of the art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of DietDemand patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing 20 or more pounds per month.

At DietDemand, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available six days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to DietDemand for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.  

About the Company:

DietDemand is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support.  For over a decade, DietDemand has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long-term weight loss.   

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