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Struggling to lose weight?

5 Signs that Acidosis is Sabotaging Weight Loss Acid-base homeostasis is crucial for healthy endocrine system function. The endocrine glands produce wide-ranging hormones which regulate the body’s metabolism and are highly sensitive to imbalances such as chronic metabolic acidosis (CMA). CMA is characterised by a minor but insidious decrease in blood pH. Balancing the pH … Read more

Dietary acid load and mood

Dietary acid load implicated as major factor in mood imbalances Article and research courtesy of BioConcepts The latest research identifies a direct and significant correlation between dietary acid load (DAL) and emotional health. The higher the DAL, the higher the risk for significant mood dysregulation.1 A 2020 Iranian study collecting data from over 4300 people … Read more

Assessing your body’s acid levels

Acid-alkali status is increasingly relevant as we tend more towards acid-forming diets.1 Modern western diets have a higher content of acid- forming foods as opposed to base (alkaline)-forming foods, and this results in higher acidity in the body along with the development and progression of chronic health conditions.2 In sports medicine, the process of alkalisation … Read more

The pitfalls of Bicarbonate

Over the centuries human diets have evolved from being alkaline to acidic, which can lead to detrimental health effects. The body uses endogenous (made by the body) bicarbonate to buffer this acidity, but supply is limited. This has lead to the belief that simply replacing bicarbonate as an alkalising supplement will support the body. However, … Read more