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Anti-Inflammatory Cocktail

Anti-Inflammatory Cocktail

We have today found that Inflammation is practically the source of all disease we experience globally such as Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Cancer and Rheumatism. Apparently, the reason for the inflammation can vary originating from bacterial/viral/fungal intrusion, environmental impact or toxins. The cause should be found and eliminated especially regarding environmental or toxic effects, but as much as microbes may not be apparent when the auto-immune problem is occurring the cause should be investigated and if possible handled correctly.

Once the reasons of the inflammation are found and dealt with, as such, the inflammation needs to be brought down by anti-inflammatory measures where you may make a smoothie from berries, fruits, spices, algae, herbs and juices that will elevate your life and relieve your pains.

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

-Turmeric Dried Powder
-Ginger Dried Powder
-Coriander Dried Powder
-Rosemary Dried Powder
-Licorice Dried Powder
-Cardamom Dried Powder
-Cinnamon Dried Powder
-Clove Dried Powder
-Cayenne Dried Powder
-Black Pepper Dried Powder
-Cocoa Raw Dried Powder

-Spirulina Dried Flour
-Kelp Dried Flour
-Nettles Dried Flour
-Rosehip Dried Flour
-Blueberry Dried Flour

-Fresh or frozen Cranberries
-Fresh or frozen Blueberries
-Fresh or frozen Raspberries
-Fresh or frozen Strawberries
-Fresh or frozen Blackberries

-Fresh Pineapple
-Fresh Banana
-Fresh Lemon
-Fresh Ginger
-Fresh Spinach
-Fresh Kale

-Blueberry Beverage

Mix and enjoy during work, workout, while travelling – always handy and right for you!

Chronic Inflammation

Chronic Inflammation


Chronic inflammation feeds a smorgasbord of chronic diseases. If you don’t have a chronic illness yourself, you know someone who does. An estimated 80 percent of visits to doctor’s offices are for issues relating to chronic disease. The CDC tells us 7 of every 10 Americans die of a chronic disease.

• Persistent or recurring disease, usually affecting a person for three months or longer

• Triggered by diet and environmental contaminants

• Standard medicine believes such conditions can be managed but rarely cured

• Includes allergies, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, Crohn’s, chronic fatigue, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, Lyme, lupus, multiple sclerosis, obesity, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more

Chronic inflammation gradually destroys an otherwise beautiful machine.

If you hit your thumb with a hammer, the resulting swelling and inflammation are evident, painful, and short lived. Your immune system sends white blood cells and other hormone-like substances to help start the healing process. Inflammation here serves a good purpose.

Inflammation is the life-saving component of your immune system that helps fend off bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbial invaders. Without inflammation, we would be sitting ducks in a very hostile world, with no way to repair the damage consistently inflicted on us.

The Persistent Stimulus

Inflammation goes chronic when there is a continuing stimulus. The stimulus might come from an army of free radicals launched every day when we eat foods made with processed vegetable oils – French fries, fried food, non-fat dried milk, powdered coffee creamer, most salad dressings, crackers, cookies, chips, and a plethora of other processed and convenience foods. The stimulus might be an allergy to wheat (gluten) which inflames the gut. Or a low-grade, lingering infection. Or a growing body burden of heavy metals, pesticides, and chemicals. Or a low-grade, lingering infection from an old injury or a root canal. There is a lot of opportunity in today’s contaminated, junk food-filled world for a combination of factors to always irritate the body’s normal functions.

Chronic inflammation falls below the threshold of perceived pain. You don’t think you feel sick, but a fire is quietly smouldering within you, upsetting the delicate balance among all of the major systems: endocrine, central nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular/respiratory. In a healthy body, these systems communicate with each another. With chronic inflammation, that communication becomes distorted.

Medical schools don’t teach much about the inflammatory effects of food, toxic chemicals, so the medical profession has been slow to appreciate the extent of the problem. “Researchers are linking inflammation to an ever-wider array of chronic illnesses,” reported Newsweek’s Anne Underwood in 2005. “Suddenly medical puzzles seem to be fitting together, such as why hypertension puts patients at increased risk of Alzheimer’s, or why rheumatoid-arthritis sufferers have higher rates of sudden cardiac death. They’re all connected on some fundamental level.”

Heart Attacks, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis…

Dr Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren turned medical dogma on its head by proving that bacteria – not stress – caused ulcers. The pair showed the bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes inflammation, then ulcers.

Some 20 years after their discovery, and having endured a storm of criticism from the medical establishment, the pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Their work has stimulated research into microbes as possible reasons for other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis, the Nobel assembly said in its citation.

Chronic inflammation has a damaging effect on arteries, which can lead to high cholesterol, heart attacks and strokes. Microorganisms cause inflammation within blood vessels. The inside of the arteries come under attack. Immune cells are dispatched to fight the inflammation, and then cholesterol is laid down over the wound like a Band-Aid. However, the inflammation is still active under that Band-Aid. In time, the Band-Aid bulges. In time, maybe a small part of the blood vessel gives way. Whoops! Now the body has to put a finger in the dyke. It uses a blood clot to do that. But if the clot breaks loose and goes to the brain, you have a stroke. If it goes to the heart, you have a heart attack.

Statin drugs, the best selling drugs worldwide, were developed to limit cholesterol. Now you can see why suppressing cholesterol production is not a good way to address the problem. Recently, we hear that statins’ best asset may be their anti-inflammatory properties. That would be a better approach, but there are better ways to reduce inflammation. Statins’ side effects include muscle weakness and mental problems. And, although drugs can suppress the inflammation, they do not put out the fire. They don’t bring a cure.

Chronic inflammation depresses the immune system and helps promote the formation of cancerous tumours. A substantial body of evidence supports the conclusion that chronic inflammation can predispose an individual to cancer as demonstrated by the association between chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and the increased risk of colon carcinoma. The longer the inflammation persists, the higher the risk of associated carcinogenesis.

Chronic inflammation destroys nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The inflammation in a joint can eat away at the cartilage, and you’ve got a severe case of arthritis. In Rheumatoid Arthritis, the inflammation is systemic, eating away at the entire body, an autoimmune disorder. Inflammation of kidneys is known as nephritis and may cause kidney failure or high blood pressure. Unchecked inflammation in the pancreas can cause both pancreatitis, a potentially fatal disease, and type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin are destroyed. Inflammation of the small airways that transport air to the lungs may cause an asthma attack or chronic bronchitis.

What determines how inflammation will affect you? Your genes play a part. If arthritis runs in your family, then you very possibly have a weak genetic link in that regard, and you are likely prone to arthritis. For someone else, the weak genetic link may make them prone to cancer or Crohn’s Disease.

Food is Information

Food is the real key to chronic inflammation. Consider what our ancestors had to eat; they lived at a time when chronic inflammation and chronic diseases were not rampant. Everything came from nature, nothing from a food chemist’s laboratory. Nothing was homogenised, refined, or processed. There was no need for “nutrition labels” because the food was not so altered and compromised it had to have labels.

This food had information. Eat the wrong information, and you give your genes instructions to make you fat. Eat the right information, and you give your genes instructions to lose weight. No French fries, crackers, pasta, cookies, doughnuts, cheese “spread” and other processed foods.

A diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, and Omega-3 fatty acids tones down inflammation. One anti-inflammatory compound in food that has been studied extensively is curcumin, the yellow pigment in the curry spice turmeric. Greg Cole, professor of medicine and neurology at UCLA, has found that small doses reduce TNF-alpha and IL-1. Ginger, cloves and turmeric are also anti inflammatory spices. Cole considers curcumin a far safer Cox-2 inhibitor than, say, Vioxx. While drugs usually block a single target molecule and reduce its activity dramatically, he says, natural anti-inflammatories gently tweak a broader range of inflammatory compounds. “You’ll get greater safety and efficacy reducing five inflammatory mediators by 30 percent than reducing one by 100 percent.”

Antioxidants protect the body from the inflammatory effects of free radicals. If you snack on wild blueberries and goji berries, you are snacking on foods high in antioxidants. Vitamin C is a wonderful antioxidant. Some of the best foods for vitamin C: guava, bell peppers, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, pineapple, kohlrabi, papayas, lemons, broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, kidney beans, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower, red cabbage, mangos, and mustard greens.

Transition to gluten free grains. Gluten grains are wheat, rye, and barley. Spelt has much less gluten than wheat, although it does still contain some gluten. Rice and tapioca have no gluten. If you do not have celiac disease or significant gluten sensitivity, try spelt bread and spelt spaghetti; a brand called “Pamelas” makes an excellent array of gluten-free flours.

Wheat grown today is extremely hybridized. It is higher in starch, and lower in protein and trace minerals. Wheat to day is also high in glutamine, an amino acid that has an inflammatory effect on the body.

Transition away from inflammatory foods like sugar, refined carbs (pasta, chips, crackers, cookies), and store-bought milk. Commercial dairy cows are fed an unnatural diet of grain that produces excessive omega-6 fats. If you are allergic to milk, as many are, that allergic reaction feeds chronic inflammation. Supermarket beef comes from cattle fed an unnatural diet.

It would be helpful if we would cook our foods at lower temperatures. Cooking foods at high temperatures causes AGEs – advanced glycation end products. (Also called glycotoxins.) AGEs are naturally in our bodies, but we drastically add to them by eating foods cooked at high temperatures. AGEs are excreted by the kidneys, whose capacity may be easily exceeded. As the level of AGEs buildup, cells start to signal the production of inflammatory cytokines. In general, frying, roasting, broiling, and “blackened” BBQ result in the most AGEs, meaning unwanted residues of hormones, steroids, antibiotics – and meat that is acid. Find out where you can buy grass fed meats. Break the habit of consuming acid foods like coffee and soda. Acidity is thought to be one of the principal causes of chronic inflammation. Drinks contain phosphoric acid, a major contributor to the development of osteoporosis.


Functional Medicine versus Component Approaches to Medicine

Conventional medicine tends to specialise. A cardiologist looks at your heart, a pulmonologist looks at your lung, and so on. Treatment is symptom-specific and targets one component of your body.

Conventional medicine makes use of pharmaceutical drugs to suppress the inflammatory mechanism. Although pain medications can be very effective at providing temporary relief, they are powerless to stop what’s causing the inflammation in the first place.


It takes an integrative approach to put out the fire.

The benefits of reducing inflammation are immediate as well as long term. You’ll notice that your skin looks younger, your joints feel better, and your allergy symptoms improve. At the same time, when you reduce inflammation, you also reduce your risk of chronic disease and complications of ageing.

Good Fats Are Anti-Inflammatory

Good Fats Are Anti-Inflammatory

Healthy fats cleanse and lubricate the body. They provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances which we need.

People on low-fat diets typically suffer from symptoms of depression, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, constant and insatiable hunger, gall bladder problems, hormonal imbalances, dry and brittle hair and dry and wrinkly skin.

Healthy Fats

– Coconut oil rich in of lauric acid, which has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
– Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
– Cod liver oil – omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of anti-inflammatory hormones.
– Flax oil can be an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids but is not suitable for cooking.
– Whole cheeses, eggs, grass-fed meat.
– Nuts – walnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts.

Bad Fats

– Shortening, margarine, and “spreads.” Anything hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated.
– Vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola, safflower, cottonseed) produced with toxic chemicals.
– Canola oil and soy oils extracted from genetically modified plants.
– Commercial salad dressings are typically made from processed vegetable oils.
– Skim milk cheeses, low-fat yoghurt, soybean imitation products.
– Peanuts – often carry a mould that causes allergies, generally roasted in a vegetable oil.
Higher levels of trans fatty acids are strongly associated with systemic inflammation in patients with heart disease and have also been implicated in cancer.
For years, we’ve been given wrong nutrition advice on fats. In the 1940′s, researchers thought they found a strong correlation between cancer and the consumption of fat, and fat became demonised. However, the fats studied were hydrogenated fats, yet the results were presented as though the culprit were saturated fats. Until recently saturated fats were usually lumped together with trans fats in the various U.S. data bases that researchers use to correlate dietary trends with disease conditions.

Altered partially hydrogenated fats made from vegetable oils block utilisation of essential fatty acids, causing sexual dysfunction, increased blood cholesterol, and paralysis of the immune system. Consumption of hydrogenated fats is associated with a host of other serious diseases including cancer, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, immune system dysfunction, low-birth-weight babies, congenital disabilities, decreased visual acuity, sterility, difficulty in lactation, and problems with bones and tendons.

Omega-3s are especially important part of the anti-inflammatory diet. They form the building blocks of some anti-inflammatory compounds in the body. Dozens of studies have shown that the omega-3s can help prevent heart attacks and sudden cardiac death by preventing arrhythmias, making blood less likely to clot in arteries, improving the balance of good and bad cholesterol and limiting inflammation. But the modern diet is deficient in them.

The ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 has been shifting over the decades. Our ancestors had a diet that gave them about equal proportions of both. Today, however, our diets typically give us 20 times more omega-6 than omega-3. Today’s diets contain a lot of salad dressings and processed foods made with vegetable oils, and these provide an overdose of omega-6 fatty acids.

Environmental Inflammation Cause Obesity

Environmental Inflammation Cause Obesity

The correlation between type 2 diabetes and obesity is so well established that some researchers refer to the two collectively as “diabesity.” When you gain weight, fat cells become more biochemically active, churning out inflammatory compounds. As obesity ratchets up inflammation, inflammation, in turn, promotes insulin resistance, a central feature of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome that precedes it.

Our bodies have become virtual dumping grounds for the tens of thousands of toxic compounds that invade our everyday world, setting the stage for a slow decline i health. The EPA estimates there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies cannot metabolize. Unable to be excreted from the body, chemicals find their way into our liver, and then migrate to fat cells throughout the body where they are stored. Studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in our cells.Some of the excess weight comes from excess calories, and some come from toxins stored in our fat cells.

Exercise and weight loss work to reduce inflammation in the fat cells and liver. But it gets complicated – no wonder so many people have trouble shedding pounds.

In a 2004 study published in the International Journal of Obesity, 15 obese people lost an average of 23 pounds on a 15-week diet. When researchers compared blood samples at the end of the diet with ones taken before the diet began, they found two differences: Concentrations of leptin – the hormone that usually keeps hunger in check – were 33% lower. And concentrations of industrial chemicals called organochlorines were 23% higher.

Organochlorine is a generic term to include all insecticides containing phosphorus. Includes DDT, lindane, dioxin. Many organochlorines are known or suspected hormone disruptors. They resist metabolism and are readily stored in fatty tissue. Studies have found a correlation between organochlorine exposure and various types of cancer, neurological damage, Parkinson’s disease, birth defects, respiratory illness, and abnormal immune system function.

Leptin is known to raise metabolic rates, so a decrease would slow metabolic rates. The team hypothesized that organochlorines, which are stored in fat cells, get squeezed into the blood as the fat cells shrink during dieting. Then the body, worried about being poisoned, lowers its metabolic rate to keep the cells from letting any more out.

Detoxification is something best done under skilled medical supervision. Toxins not only need to be released, but they have to be “escorted” out of the body or they merely resettle. Additionally, the various organs of the body need to be well supported throughout the process.

The best way to lift out toxins from the body is raising your intake of algae and natural fat as you lower your intake of toxins, carbohydrates and sugar. Eat daily raw grated red beets and carrots with Extra virgin olive oil and green leafs and vegetables.

Importance of Alkaline Diet and Magnesium

Importance of Alkaline Diet and Magnesium

Governmental Environmental Public health Department of the USA has made a survey of the existing evidence on Alkaline Diet benefits which is describing quite well the areas where we know that alkaline diet is good

It shall be understood that when discussing an alkaline diet that pH in the body is regulated and no matter what is the pH in the body the pH in the blood is always between 7.38 and 7.42. This is confusing as these two different aspects of pH balance in the body sometimes are interchanged in the discussion.

The blood pH, however, says nothing of the body tissue pH and this is where the true importance of the pH balance diet come through. There is, as a matter of fact, a very broad field of health aspects that are governed by the body tissue pH through a very complicated apparatus that balances the body tissue pH where we can see a clear relationship between the loss of potassium and magnesium and low tissue pH.

As there is no evidence of loss of calcium with low body pH we know today that osteoporosis does not originate from the lack of calcium but lack of magnesium as this mineral is necessary for activation of Vitamin D which in due term is necessary for the avoidance of osteoporosis.

This means that despite that we do not notice a direct impact from pH on calcium there is an obvious indirect impact on osteoporosis due to tissue pH impact on magnesium.

When it comes to muscle mass, skeletal muscle in elder women, growth rate in children, lean body muscle weight in elder men, back pain due to inflammatory problems and impact of chemotherapy on cancer there is clear evidence that an alkaline diet is beneficial to health. Sources are attached to avoid any doubt of authenticity.


The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health?

Gerry K. Schwalfenberg

J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 727630.
Published online 2011 Oct 12. doi: 10.1155/2012/727630


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.

1. Background

Life on earth depends on appropriate pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. Human life requires a tightly controlled pH level in the serum of about 7.4 (a slightly alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45) to survive [1].

As a comparison, in the past 100 years with increasing industrialization, the pH of the ocean has dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 because of increasing CO2 deposition. This has a negative impact on life in the ocean [1, 2] and may lead to the collapse of the coral reefs [3]. Even the pH of the soil in which plants are grown can have considerable influence on the mineral content of the food we eat (as minerals are used as buffers to maintain pH). The ideal pH of soil for the best overall availability of essential nutrients is between 6 and 7. Acidic soils below pH of 6 may have reduced calcium and magnesium, and soil above pH 7 may result in chemically unavailable iron, manganese, copper and zinc. Adding dolomite and manure are ways of raising pH in an acid soil environment when the pH is below 6 [4].

When it comes to the pH and net acid load in the human diet, there has been considerable change from the hunter gather civilization to the present [5]. With the agricultural revolution (last 10,000 years) and even more recently with industrialization (last 200 years), there has been an decrease in potassium (K) compared to sodium (Na) and an increase in chloride compared to bicarbonate found in the diet [6]. The ratio of potassium to sodium has reversed, K/Na previously was 10 to 1 whereas the modern diet has a ratio of 1 to 3 [7]. It is generally accepted that agricultural humans today have a diet poor in magnesium and potassium as well as fiber and rich in saturated fat, simple sugars, sodium, and chloride as compared to the preagricultural period [6]. This results in a diet that may induce metabolic acidosis which is mismatched to the genetically determined nutritional requirements [8]. With aging, there is a gradual loss of renal acid-base regulatory function and a resultant increase in diet-induced metabolic acidosis while on the modern diet [9]. A low-carbohydrate high-protein diet with its increased acid load results in very little change in blood chemistry, and pH, but results in many changes in urinary chemistry. Urinary magnesium levels, urinary citrate and pH are decreased, urinary calcium, undissociated uric acid, and phosphate are increased. All of these result in an increased risk for kidney stones [10].

Much has been written in the lay literature as well as many online sites expounding on the benefits of the alkaline diet. This paper is an attempt to balance the evidence that is found in the scientific literature.

2. The Role of pH in Various Cells, Organs, and Membranes

The pH in our body may vary considerably from one area to another with the highest acidity in the stomach (pH of 1.35 to 3.5) to aid in digestion and protect against opportunistic microbial organisms. But even in the stomach, the layer just outside the epithelium is quite basic to prevent mucosal injury. It has been suggested that decreased gastric lining secretion of bicarbonates and a decrease in the alkaline/acid secretion in duodenal ulcer patients may play a significant role in duodenal ulcers [11]. The skin is quite acidic (pH 4–6.5) to provide an acid mantle as a protective barrier to the environment against microbial overgrowth. There is a gradient from the outer horny layer (pH 4) to the basal layer (pH 6.9) [12]. This is also seen in the vagina where a pH of less than 4.7 protects against microbial overgrowth [13].

The urine may have a variable pH from acid to alkaline depending on the need for balancing the internal environment. Acid excretion in the urine can be estimated by a formula described by Remer (sulfate + chloride + 1.8x phosphate + organic acids) minus (sodium + potassium + 2x calcium + 2x magnesium) mEq [14]. Foods can be categorized by the potential renal acid loads (PRALs) see Table 2. Fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, potatoes, and alkali-rich and low phosphorus beverages (red and white wine, mineral soda waters) having a negative acid load. Whereas, grain products, meats, dairy products, fish, and alkali poor and low phosphorus beverages (e.g., pale beers, cocoa) have relatively high acid loads [15]. Measurement of pH of the urine (reviewed in a recent study with two morning specimens done over a five-year span) did not predict bone fractures or loss of bone mineral density [16]. However, this may not be reflective of being on an alkaline or acid diet throughout this time. Potential renal acid loads (PRALs) of selected foods [20].

3. Chronic Acidosis and Bone Disease

Calcium in the form of phosphates and carbonates represents a large reservoir of base in our body. In response to an acid load such as the modern diet these salts are released into the systemic circulation to bring about pH homeostasis [7]. It has been estimated that the quantity of calcium lost in the urine with the modern diet over time could be as high as almost 480 gm over 20 years or almost half the skeletal mass of calcium [21]. However, urinary losses of calcium are not a direct measure of osteoporosis. There are many regulatory factors that may compensate for the urinary calcium loss. When the arterial pH is in the normal range, a mild reduction of plasma bicarbonate results in a negative calcium balance which could benefit from supplementing bicarbonate in the form of potassium bicarbonate [22]. It has been found that bicarbonate, which increases the alkali content of a diet, but not potassium may attenuate bone loss in healthy older adults [23]. The bone minerals that are wasted in the urine may not have complete compensation through intestinal absorption, which is thought to result in osteoporosis. However, adequate vitamin D with a 25(OH)D level of >80 nmol/L may allow for appropriate intestinal absorption of calcium and magnesium and phosphate when needed [24]. Sadly, most populations are generally deficient in vitamin D especially in northern climates [25]. In chronic renal failure, correction of metabolic acidosis with bicarbonate significantly improves parathyroid levels and levels of the active form of vitamin D 1,25(OH)2D3 [26]. Recently, a study has shown the importance of phosphate in Remer’s PRAL formula. According to the formula it would be expected that an increase in phosphate should result in an increase in urinary calcium loss and a negative calcium balance in bone [27]. It should be noted that supplementation with phosphate in patients with bed rest reduced urinary calcium excretion but did not prevent bone loss [28]. The most recent systematic review and meta-analysis has shown that calcium balance is maintained and improved with phosphate which is quite contrary to the acid-ash hypothesis [29]. As well a recent study looking at soda intake (which has a significant amount of phosphate) and osteoporosis in postmenopausal American first nations women did not find a correlation [30]. It is quite possible that the high acid content according to Remer’s classification needs to be looked at again in light of compensatory phosphate intake. There is online information promoting an alkaline diet for bone health as well as a number of books. However, a recent systematic review of the literature looking for evidence supporting the alkaline diet for bone health found no protective role of dietary acid load in osteoporosis [31].

Another element of the modern diet is the excess of sodium in the diet. There is evidence that in healthy humans the increased sodium in the diet can predict the degree of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis when consuming a net acid producing diet [32]. As well, there is evidence that there are adverse effects of sodium chloride in the aging population. A high sodium diet will exacerbate disuse-induced bone and muscle loss during immobilization by increasing bone resorption and protein wasting [33]. Excess dietary sodium has been shown to result in hypertension and osteoporosis in women [34, 35]. As well, dietary potassium which is lacking in the modern diet would modulate pressor and hypercalciuric effects of excess of sodium chloride [36].

Excess dietary protein with high acid renal load may decrease bone density if not buffered by ingestion of supplements or foods that are alkali rich [37]. However, adequate protein is necessary for prevention of osteoporosis and sarcopenia; therefore, increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables may be necessary rather than reducing protein [38].

4. Alkaline Diets and Muscle

As we age, there is a loss of muscle mass, which may predispose to falls and fractures. A three-year study looking at a diet rich in potassium, such as fruits and vegetables, as well as a reduced acid load, resulted in preservation of muscle mass in older men and women [39]. Conditions such as chronic renal failure that result in chronic metabolic acidosis result in accelerated breakdown in skeletal muscle [40]. Correction of acidosis may preserve muscle mass in conditions where muscle wasting is common such as diabetic ketosis, trauma, sepsis, chronic obstructive lung disease, and renal failure [41]. In situations that result in acute acidosis, supplementing younger patients with sodium bicarbonate prior to exhaustive exercise resulted in significantly less acidosis in the blood than those that were not supplemented with sodium bicarbonate [42].

5. Alkaline Supplementation and Growth Hormone

It has long been known that severe forms of metabolic acidosis in children, such as renal tubular acidosis, are associated with low levels of growth hormone with resultant short stature. Correction of the acidosis with bicarbonate [7] or potassium citrate [43] increases growth hormone significantly and improved growth. The use of enough potassium bicarbonate in the diet to neutralize the daily net acid load in postmenopausal women resulted in a significant increase in growth hormone and resultant osteocalcin [44]. Improving growth hormone levels may improve quality of life, reduce cardiovascular risk factors, improve body composition, and even improve memory and cognition [45]. As well this results in a reduction of urinary calcium loss equivalent to 5% of bone calcium content over a period of 3 years [46].

6. Alkaline Diet and Back Pain

There is some evidence that chronic low back pain improves with the supplementation of alkaline minerals [47]. With supplementation there was a slight but significant increase in blood pH and intracellular magnesium. Ensuring that there is enough intracellular magnesium allows for the proper function of enzyme systems and also allows for activation of vitamin D [48]. This in turn has been shown to improve back pain [49].

7. Alkalinity and Chemotherapy

The effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents is markedly influenced by pH. Numerous agents such as epirubicin and adriamycin require an alkaline media to be more effective. Others, such as cisplatin, mitomycin C, and thiotepa, are more cytotoxic in an acid media [50]. Cell death correlates with acidosis and intracellular pH shifts higher (more alkaline) after chemotherapy may reflect response to chemotherapy [51]. It has been suggested that inducing metabolic alkalosis may be useful in enhancing some treatment regimes by using sodium bicarbonate, carbicab, and furosemide [52]. Extracellular alkalinization by using bicarbonate may result in improvements in therapeutic effectiveness [53]. There is no scientific literature establishing the benefit of an alkaline diet for the prevention of cancer at this time.

8. Discussion

The human body has an amazing ability to maintain a steady pH in the blood with the main compensatory mechanisms being renal and respiratory. Many of the membranes in our body require an acid pH to protect us and to help us digest food. It has been suggested that an alkaline diet may prevent a number of diseases and result in significant health benefits. Looking at the above discussion on bone health alone, certain aspects have doubtful benefit. There does not seem to be enough evidence that milk or cheese may be as detrimental as Remer’s formula suggests since phosphate does benefit bone health and result in a positive calcium balance. However, another mechanism for the alkaline diet to benefit bone health may be the increase in growth hormone and resultant increase in osteocalcin. There is some evidence that the K/Na ratio does matter and that the significant amount of salt in our diet is detrimental. Even some governments are demanding that the food industry reduce the salt load in our diet. High-protein diets may also affect bone health but some protein is also needed for good bone health. Muscle wasting however seems to be reduced with an alkaline diet and back pain may benefit from this as well. An alkaline environment may improve the efficacy of some chemotherapy agents but not others.

9. Conclusion

Alkaline diets result in a more alkaline urine pH and may result in reduced calcium in the urine, however, as seen in some recent reports, this may not reflect total calcium balance because of other buffers such as phosphate. There is no substantial evidence that this improves bone health or protects from osteoporosis. However, alkaline diets may result in a number of health benefits as outlined below

Increased fruits and vegetables in an alkaline diet would improve the K/Na ratio and may benefit bone health, reduce muscle wasting, as well as mitigate other chronic diseases such as hypertension and strokes.

The resultant increase in growth hormone with an alkaline diet may improve many outcomes from cardiovascular health to memory and cognition.

An increase in intracellular magnesium, which is required for the function of many enzyme systems, is another added benefit of the alkaline diet. Available magnesium, which is required to activate vitamin D, would result in numerous added benefits in the vitamin D apocrine/exocrine systems.

Alkalinity may result in added benefit for some chemotherapeutic agents that require a higher pH.

From the evidence outlined above, it would be prudent to consider an alkaline diet to reduce morbidity and mortality of chronic disease that are plaguing our aging population. One of the first considerations in an alkaline diet, which includes more fruits and vegetables, is to know what type of soil they were grown in since this may significantly influence the mineral content. At this time, there are limited scientific studies in this area, and many more studies are indicated in regards to muscle effects, growth hormone, and interaction with vitamin D.

Article information

J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 727630.

Published online 2011 Oct 12. doi: 10.1155/2012/727630

PMCID: PMC3195546

Gerry K. Schwalfenberg *

University of Alberta, Suite No. 301, 9509-156 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5P 4J5

*Gerry K. Schwalfenberg: Email: ten.sulet@flawhcsg

Academic Editor: Janette Hope

Received 2011 Jul 3; Accepted 2011 Aug 8.

Copyright © 2012 Gerry K. Schwalfenberg.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Articles from Journal of Environmental and Public Health are provided here courtesy of Hindawi Publishing Corporation.


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FairLife Food Program

FairLife Food Program

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MediTec FairLife acts on development and health as MediTec Group corporate social responsibility. We fund our projects based on own input as to form development of health for all people around the globe through our FairLife Health Programs. We believe that by giving back to the global community from our experiences and understanding, we also gain as a company from the growing understanding of the world that we share as this how we are making earth a better place to be in – together.

FairLife Health Program
FairLife health program is founded on an easy to follow concept where we urge that everyone continues a full social life and look at the small bits of life that count to health – but not hurts.  By exchanging some parts of our daily routine, we are socially just right on track, and at the same time, we are a winner in short as well as in the long run. We eat and drink as much as we please, and since we choose the right stuff, containing a lot of natural strength and nutrients – we find ourself doing this with great pleasure.

A fully nutritional lifestyle enhances the life span and is rewarding on a daily basis as it gives more energy and makes us feel better, especially for people with health challenges, this is of crucial importance. To live a longer and stronger life the need for cutting bad habits and taking up a healthy lifestyle is paramount. This is what has been understood by WHO in the last years, and this approach to health and a nutritional lifestyle is a very high demand today.

MediTec FairLife Mission
For good health pure water and nutritional food that is good for the human is needed to build a healthy immune system to fight off bacteria, fungus, virus, amoebas and other parasites causing infections, inflammations and as a consequence of this – diseases.

For a better health and prosperous future, we need to throw out the bad water and the bad food and bring in proper nutrition and pure water to fight off alien ill doers and build an active immune mechanism plus putting out inflammation in the body system.

MediTec FairLife – We are Together!

FairLife health program is founded on an easy to follow food concept where you continue your social life and changes just the small bits in life that counts – but not hurts.  By exchanging small parts of your daily routine, you will still be socially right on track.

You will be a winner in short as well as in the long run. You eat and drink as much as you please, and since you choose the right stuff, you will find yourself doing this with great pleasure.

A fully nutritional lifestyle enhances the life span and is rewarding on a daily base. It gives more energy and makes you feel better, especially for people with health challenges cutting bad habits and taking up a healthy lifestyle is paramount and is certainly true for Autoimmune reactions.

Autoimmune reactions lead to a variety of symptoms that doctors treat separately and usually by using conventional medication such as cortisone, immunosuppressive drugs, chemotherapy or biological drugs with the intention to knock out the inflammation, alternatively, to remove the organ in which the autoimmune inflammation causes symptoms.

The problem with this type of treatment is that when these medicines and medical procedures are through, and all is well and treated the autoimmune inflammation is still there and it will very likely reappear elsewhere in the body at a later date.

To achieve a solution to autoimmune problems, treating the symptoms that appear such as Rheumatism, Hashimoto, Graves, Ulcerative package, Conjunctivitis, MS, Rash, Lupus, Eczema, etc. will not do because the very autoinflammatory problem persists.

The solution is therefore to address the cause of this very issue.

According to functional medicine, which is what I practice,  we need to understand the actual and fundamental cause of the problem, and the ultimate reason to why these symptoms arise. After this, we see how to change the lifestyle of the person to adjust these causes.

It could be that you live in a stressful environment, maybe you have old persisting infections from viruses, bacteria, or fungi, possibly the food you eat does not assist you well, or the air you breathe may be polluted or perhaps the water, or there may be other toxins in your environment.

According to recent medical research autoimmune problems arise mainly as a result of intestinal permeability due to ingestion of gluten, sugar, pasteurised dairy products, trans fats, drugs and toxins that are unknown to the body such as substances from plastic and aluminium containers.

These toxic substances affect the intestinal epithelium and the metabolic functions negatively as foreign substances are slipping through the epithelium and thus trigger the immune system.

The immune system firstly reacts by a direct IgA inflammation and secondly by an indirect IgG inflammation towards the unknown substances that have passed the epithelial cells and entered the bloodstream, and hence an antibody is produced as a marker toward that substance.

This calls for inflammation which will occur wherever the substance is found. Because these substances are transported by the blood, the inflammation is not only localised to the intestine but instead, the inflammation becomes systemic and will occur anywhere in the body.

As a consequence, the immune system reacts by letting the antibodies set an attack on the substances by inflammation which also affects the surrounding body tissue. This may be in the cardiovascular system as well as the joints, organs, endocrine glands or the brain. Simply put, the inflammation occurs where the IgG antibodies entourage starts an attack wherever in the body this is, and the systematic inflammation continues as long the epithelium cells dysfunction.

The epithelium dysfunction is hence our fundamental medical problem, and therefore the solution is to find the cause of this disorder and restores a capable epithelium by which the foreign substances are no longer allowed to be absorbed into the body.

This is done by firstly removing such that interfere with the epithelium, and secondly, we add factors that help the epithelial cells to recover their proper function.

The first step is to completely exclude gluten, sugar, pasteurised dairy products and trans fats as well as toxins that may be present in hygiene products, in fabric softeners and heavy metals.

The second step is to heal the epithelium eating different foods such as liquorice, sauerkraut and genuine bone broth, which all heal the epithelial cells and renders them their actual operation.

Also, eat foods that are anti-inflammatory, continue the building of the epithelial cells, eat prebiotic and probiotic foods that are supportive of the immune system and the intestinal function.

You may allow your liver to fast 16 hours daily and that you break the fast at lunch and eat your last foods of the day 8 hours after lunch to fully detoxify your liver and cleanse your blood.

A full 8 full hours of sleep and preferably 2 more hours of designated rest in your wake hours spent at the ocean, in nature, meditating or enjoying a calm hobby balance your mental power.

Daily Program

Daily Program

Please find the following compiled a list of foods, snacks and drinks plus some recipes with exercises for the morning wake up that strengthens both peristalsis and the immune system and relaxes the body and of course your mind by using essential oils that assist in handling the autoimmunity 😀


  • Boiled ginger and lemon with just a little bit of honey (Assists the Immune System)
  • Morning Exercise (Stress relieving)

Sunbird pose

Jump Without skip-rope 🙂

Leg fall out

Glute Bridge


  • Sprouted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds that have been germinating overnight together with oats flakes soaked in oat milk or water with almonds, brazil nuts and walnuts topped with cut fruit and some little honey (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Eggs served with tomatoes, onion and mixed chilli and Himalaya salt (Anti-Inflammatory)



  • Smoothie made from orange juice, pineapple juice and banana plus spices of ginger, turmeric, cocoa, liquorice and cinnamon (Anti-Inflammatory and Assist the Epithelial Cells)



  • Sauerkraut with olive oil and sliced garlic (Prebiotic and Probiotic)
  • Grated beetroots and carrots, olive oil, a little Himalayan salt (Assist the Epithelial Cells)
  • Salads of tomatoes, red onion and green leafs, cucumber and peppers (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Steamed kale, collards, cauliflower and broccoli (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Fatty fish like mackerel, herring mullet and sardines (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Oysters and mussels (Anti-Inflammatory and Highly Nutritious)
  • Use Coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil when cooking (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Stew with meats, bones, roots, veggies, cabbage and seaweeds (Anti-Inflammatory)



  • Apple cider vinegar in water that can be taken 10 minutes before a meal (Probiotic)
  • Bone broth from fish, bird, goat and beef (Assist the Epithelial Cells and Immune System)
  • Moringa Tea (Assist the Epithelial Cells)
  • Rooibos tea with liquorice, arctic root, Russian root and ginseng (Assist the Epithelial Cells)
  • Boiled ginger and lemon with just a little bit of honey (Assists the Immune System)
  • Virgin Mary of celery, tomato soup, chilli, black pepper and salt (Anti-Inflammatory)



  • Dried Figs (Assist the Epithelial Cells)
  • Dried raisins with walnuts or almonds (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Dried Dates (Assists the Immune System)



  • Fruits kiwi, figs, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges (Anti-Inflammatory)



  • Night drink of potato starch, coral sand and bicarbonate with a Kelp Tablet (Detoxifying)
  • Bath with Epsom salt and Essential Lavender Oil (Anti-Inflammatory and Stress relieving)
  • Rub some Lavender Essential Oil on hands and feet for good sleep (Anti-Inflammatory)
FairLife Functional Medicine

FairLife Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine approach on Health Development.

In FairLife health program we work with Food as Medicine using potent supreme quality natural food to assist the body functions. FairLife lets the fundamental idea of the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates who is saying that food shall be your medicine, unite with scientific research of modern medicine join as one as all FairLife recommendations are based on this fundament of both natural and fully scientific deep level understanding.

With food as medicine, we recreate good health naturally taking your health to new levels.

This is the Inspiration and The Spirit of FairLife Health Program!

I urge you to take up these recommendations with your conventional Medical Doctor for advice and consideration on how this diet treatment will correspond to the school medicine treatment given to you. Naturally, your conventional Medical Doctor is welcome to make contact as to discuss the best treatment program for your future health.
infections in the form of viruses, bacteria, fungi there is a variety of treatments, and you should discuss with your doctor if you have remaining dormant infections that may hurt the body’s immune system and may further intensify the auto-inflammatory situation.

I am in my practice working with natural silver to manage various diseases as silver as a mineral has far-reaching documented to encounter and terminate virus, bacteria and fungi without having any adverse effect on the body – see

Air pollution is best remedied by inserting HEPA filters in your vacuum cleaner and AC.

Water pollution can be treated with specific filters based on each pollutant, though you as a minimum shall use an activated carbon filter that should be included in your water purification solution to handle chlorine and heavy metals present in the water.

Take kelp tablets that complex bind and transport heavy metals out of the body – see

Use liquorice for intestine healing but only in timid amounts over limited time to avoid side effects.

Furthermore, people with intestinal problems often experience major problems with absorption of nutrients and minerals, as I pointed out earlier. This lead to problems with iron deficiency. The only absorption of iron which still is in function is of heme iron. I, therefore, work with Heme-Iron supplementation which has little or no side effects and significantly higher uptake with ten times more efficiently than synthetics iron – see

Eat good natural food, fat as extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil, omega 3 oil in fresh fish from the sea and seafood, avocado, olives, coconut, germinated seeds and nuts, fruits and greens which will not disturb your metabolism, and that will keep down inflammations.

Toxins to Avoid

Toxins to Avoid

Heavy Metals to avoid

  • Lead and lead compounds
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic

Many toxins are found in fish such as tuna, freshwater fish and certain farmed fish.

Plastics to avoid

  • PVC Plastic
  • HDPE Plastic


Drugs to avoid

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine

For other drugs that are illegal, I shall refer to the law as such drugs certainly are to avoid.


Chemicals in hygiene products to avoid

  • Aluminium zirconium and other aluminium compounds
  • Benzalkonium chloride and benzethonium chloride
  • Benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, benzyl salicylate
  • Bronopol Butyl Acetate
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Coal tar
  • Cocamide DEA and laurentic DEA
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Ethoxylate
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde – quaternium-15, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, and imidazolidinyl urea)
  • Fluoride
  • Fragrance (perfume)
  • Hydroquinone
  • Iodopropynyl butyl carbamate
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MI/MCI/MIT) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, and butyl)
  • Petrolatum
  • Phthalates (dibutyl-, butyl benzoate-, diethyl hexyl- and dimethyl phthalate
  • Poly Ethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Propylene glycol

Artificial Sweeteners to avoid

  • Aspartame
  • Acesulfame Potassium and K
  • Sucralose
  • Maltoils
  • Stevia
  • Sorbitols


Water additives to avoid

  • Chlorine and Chloramine
  • Fluoride


Foods to avoid

  • Any food containing gluten
  • Trans fats in cooking oils, margarine, cakes, cookies and other foods
  • Homogenised and pasteurised dairy food
  • Foods containing flour and sugar, high in carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta and cakes