Many people turn to alternative remedies when faced with a cancer diagnosis, hoping to find a cure that traditional medicine has missed. One such fad is the "alkaline diet" and the consumption of "alkaline water." However, a systematic review(1) of the evidence has revealed there is little to no research that supports these ideas.
The alkaline diet and alkaline water are supposed to help keep the body in an alkaline state to prevent cancer. However, a review of published and grey literature found no randomized trials or studies that examined dietary acid or alkaline or alkaline water for cancer treatment. The only study that met the inclusion criteria was a cohort study that revealed no association between the diet acid load with bladder cancer, even among long-term smokers.
Despite the promotion of the alkaline diet and alkaline water by the media and salespeople, there is almost no actual research to either support or disprove these ideas. The promotion of alkaline diet and alkaline water to the public for cancer prevention or treatment is not justified.
The media and charlatans can take advantage of people's fears by promoting false ideas and miracle cures. To counter this, it is important to focus on science that works and not junk processed information. One tangible and convenient solution is Energy Pods, which are compact, shelf-stable, extremely tasty, and healthy food products. Energy Pods contain up to 7 grams of MCTs, artisan cocoa, a handful of almonds, and 10 grams of protein with no added sugar. They also use erythritol as a sweetener and 0.6g soy lecithin as an emulsifier.
Energy Pods are intended to help solve the world's problems by providing a healthy and processed food solution. By cutting through junk processed information and focusing on science that works, we can provide a product that is both healthy and convenient for the public. So, the next time you hear about an "alkaline diet" or "alkaline water" as a cure for cancer, remember that there is no scientific evidence to support it, but there are products like Energy Pods that can provide a tangible and healthy solution for a generally healthy lifestyle.