Acid-alkaline balance: role in chronic disease and detoxification

Altern Ther Health Med. Jul-Aug 2007;13(4):62-5.

Abstract

In conclusion, the increasing dietary acid load in the contemporary diet can lead to a disruption in acid-alkaline homeostasis in various body compartments and eventually result in chronic disease through repeated borrowing of the body's alkaline reserves. Adjustment of tissue alkalinity, particularly within the kidney proximal tubules, can lead to the more effective excretion of toxins from the body. Metabolic detoxification using a high vegetable diet in conjunction with supplementation of an effective alkalizing compound, such as potassium citrate, may shift the body's reserves to become more alkaline.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acid-Base Equilibrium*
  • Acid-Base Imbalance*
  • Chronic Disease / prevention & control
  • Fruit
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Nutritional Requirements*
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Vegetables

Substances

  • Potassium Citrate