Alkaline Diets are proved helpful

When it comes to the pH and net acid load in the human diet, there has been considerable change from the hunter gather civilization to the present [5]. With the agricultural revolution (last 10,000 years) and even more recently with industrialization (last 200 years), there has been an decrease in potassium (K) compared to sodium (Na) and an increase in chloride compared to bicarbonate found in the diet [6]. The ratio of potassium to sodium has reversed, K/Na previously was 10 to 1 whereas the modern diet has a ratio of 1 to 3 [7]. It is generally accepted that agricultural humans today have a diet poor in magnesium and potassium as well as fiber and rich in saturated fat, simple sugars, sodium, and chloride as compared to the preagricultural period [6]. This results in a diet that may induce metabolic acidosis which is mismatched to the genetically determined nutritional requirements [8].

With aging, there is a gradual loss of renal acid-base regulatory function and a resultant increase in diet-induced metabolic acidosis while on the modern diet [9]. A low-carbohydrate high-protein diet with its increased acid load results in very little change in blood chemistry, and pH, but results in many changes in urinary chemistry. Urinary magnesium levels, urinary citrate and pH are decreased, urinary calcium, undissociated uric acid, and phosphate are increased. All of these result in an increased risk for kidney stones [10].

Much has been written in the lay literature as well as many online sites expounding on the benefits of the alkaline diet. This paper is an attempt to balance the evidence that is found in the scientific literature.

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 Conclusion

Alkaline diets result in a more alkaline urine pH and may result in reduced calcium in the urine, however, as seen in some recent reports, this may not reflect total calcium balance because of other buffers such as phosphate. There is no substantial evidence that this improves bone health or protects from osteoporosis. However, alkaline diets may result in a number of health benefits as outlined below

  1. Increased fruits and vegetables in an alkaline diet would improve the K/Na ratio and may benefit bone health, reduce muscle wasting, as well as mitigate other chronic diseases such as hypertension and strokes.
  2. The resultant increase in growth hormone with an alkaline diet may improve many outcomes from cardiovascular health to memory and cognition.
  3. An increase in intracellular magnesium, which is required for the function of many enzyme systems, is another added benefit of the alkaline diet. Available magnesium, which is required to activate vitamin D, would result in numerous added benefits in the vitamin D apocrine/exocrine systems.
  4. Alkalinity may result in added benefit for some chemotherapeutic agents that require a higher pH.

From the evidence outlined above, it would be prudent to consider an alkaline diet to reduce morbidity and mortality of chronic disease that are plaguing our aging population. One of the first considerations in an alkaline diet, which includes more fruits and vegetables, is to know what type of soil they were grown in since this may significantly influence the mineral content. At this time, there are limited scientific studies in this area, and many more studies are indicated in regards to muscle effects, growth hormone, and interaction with vitamin D.

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Tre for PTSD and more

TRE® is a safe and effectice stress release technique for most people.  It is a tremor reflex that seeks out and gently vibrates open deeply held patterns of tension in the muscle tissue and fascia of the body while at the same time, naturally quieting and regulating the nervous system. The trauma release exercises (TRE) developed by Berceli in his current work on mass trauma in many parts
of the world are an at-will self-help method to manage and reduce the effects of stress and post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) in an efficient, short, and inexpensive intervention that appears to have broad effects
on physical and emotional functioning. This study proposes to test the efficacy of a brief TRE training
program with a psychiatric population diagnosed with PTSD at the Phoenix VAMC (Department of
Veterans Affairs Medical Center). It is hypothesized that this natural biological capacity to release stress
has wide-ranging effects that restore capacities diminished by stress and trauma. We propose to test the
efficacy of TRE in a randomized clinical trial that will compare three treatment conditions: standard TRE
with tremors, TRE without tremors, and a wait-list control. We hypothesize that standard TRE with tremors
will reduce self-reported PTSD and depression; reduce physical symptoms of pain, insomnia, somatic
symptoms; show gains in self-reported well-being and physical health; and show improved cognitive
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Reiki – A Scientific Study

Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study
By Green Lotus

After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation.

The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable.

Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a
system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are
transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient.

The purpose of a Reiki treatment is to relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle bodies energies and support other medical modalities including traditional therapies.

The International Center for Reiki Training has estimated that there are 4,000,000 people throughout
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Today, Reiki education is offered free of charge in more than 800 American Hospitals as a means to
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