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Debunk The Acid and Alkaline Myth

16th April 2015
Anthia Koullouros

At naturopathic college, over 20 years ago now, we were taught that acid was bad and alkaline was good. And over the years we have been told that green and raw is good because it is alkaline and meats and grains are bad because they are acid.

Supplement and super food companies led the line. They told us that acid was bad because it caused an acidic stomach and urine (causing ulcers and infections), leached minerals from bones (causing osteoporosis) and we were told that cancer lived in an acidic state. This belief fuelled the vegetarian movement and the growth of green super foods and juices. The relationship between diet and acid/alkaline of the body has been studied for decades.

But is acid really bad?