Jaime Savitz

In their quest for good health, many consumers have adopted specialized diets designed to reduce their risk for disease. Some eating plans, such as paleo and keto, are fast becoming mainstays. But the alkaline diet, linked with a variety of alleged benefits ranging from weight loss to cancer prevention, also has its share of advocates.

Touted as a cure-all for many common conditions, the alkaline diet encourages greater intake of base-producing foods combined with reduced intake of acid-producin…

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About the Author

Jaime Savitz,a member of IFT, is a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition manager at Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, Calif. ([email protected]).