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    lainy
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    I am with you and Eli. IF there was a Miracle Cure for CC we would not be here. While I believe everyone has the patient’s best interest at heart it is very exhausting, as you say to fight the CC as a Caretaker then have to listen to those who think they know best. I understand as a mother she wants to help, but I let it be known from the beginning that I was the chief. Guess it was not hard for me to do I like control anyway~!

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    sweetgreen
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    I am so glad you asked this question! My mother in law has spent hundreds of dollars on alkaline supplements, cookbooks, two juicers, etc for my husband insisting it will all cure him and that the pharmaceutical industry is hiding this bit of knowledge. Thank you, Eli, for putting all the info I need in one place. It’s absolutely exhausting having to defend the inclusion of non-alkaline foods in our meals.

    #63797
    Eli
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    This article about alkaline diet is easy to understand:

    Alkaline Diet: What to Know Before Trying It
    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/alkaline-diets-what-to-know

    Mayo Clinic nutritionist answers a question about alkaline water:

    Is alkaline water better for you than plain water?
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alkaline-water/AN01800

    This article is a bit more advanced, but still quite understandable:

    Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense
    http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

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    My opinion:

    Alkaline diet is mostly vegetarian diet so it’s basically a healthy diet. At the same time, it doesn’t have any magic properties to cure cancer. If you are going to follow this diet, buy regular food at the supermarket. No need to pay extra for “special” alkaline foods.

    Alkaline water is a waste of money.

    #7252

    Has anyone heard of an alkeline diet including alkeline water for chemo patients?

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