EH006: Alkaline Diet – Solid Science or Quackery?

Listen to this week’s episode of the Eternal Health Podcast with Laura:

The alkaline diet is one of the most controversial topics in the area of diet and health. Many people say it’s wonderfully improved their life and health and others say it’s pseudoscience and quackery and makes no sense since we cannot change our body pH. The problem often lies in the fact that we do not properly define what we mean. In this episode, we discuss what a beneficial alkaline diet is and what it isn’t, how it works in harmony with our body’s pH balance and what benefits we can achieve be eating more alkaline foods.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

• The three main buffer systems that our body has to maintain its correct pH balance.
• The importance of blood haemoglobin and chlorophyll.
• The key benefits of a more alkaline-forming diet.
• Why and how most of the opponents of the alkaline diet have got it wrong.

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About the Author:

Laura is a qualified Nutritionist and health coach, former healthcare research manager and acclaimed author of the Hay House-published book ‘The Alkaline 5 Diet’. She has been helping people achieve better health through a plant-based diet since 2008 via her websites, books and health events. Starting an alkaline diet in 2001, Laura has gone from overweight, tired smoker to lean, fit, youthful marathon and ultra-marathon runner. She delivers no-nonsense, multi-layered and systematised expertise that is proven to help you achieve your health goals in weight loss, healing, natural beauty or to have more energy and peak performance.


  1. jean dulac November 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Alkaline diet podcast is great how do I get a pdf copy so that I can read and review more often

    • Laura Rimmer November 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Jean,
      Thanks – I’m glad you like it! At the moment, there are no transcriptions but I may look to do this in the future. If you subscribe in iTunes or my newsletter here (join my Optimum Health Scorecard mailing list) then I’ll let you know of new episodes. They’re out every Monday 2pm GMT. You can download the audio podcast from iTunes or from the little button the right side of the player here on the show notes pages.
      Thanks and blessings,
      Laura 🙂

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