#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 10th, 2014 13:45
#2 By: Suzanne, February 10th, 2014 14:10
They seem to recycling this woo lately; these stores have popped up all over lately.
Do you have heartburn, arthritis, acne, allergies, aches & pains, fatigue, headaches, stress or are you overweight? These are the first stages of over acidity or pH Imbalance. Diabetes, osteoporosis, stomach ulcers, MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, obesity, migraine, depression, headaches are the secondary stages of over acidity or pH imbalance?
#3 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 10th, 2014 14:15
What woos around comes around.
#4 By: Cary, February 10th, 2014 14:19
The latest celebrity favourite is the Honestly Healthy Alkaline Programme, which involves eating predominantly alkaline foods in an effort to keep the body’s pH between 7.35 and 7.45, and claims to be able to heal a variety of ailments in addition to weight loss. Victoria Beckham is the latest star to try the diet, other fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst.
#5 By: logruszed, February 10th, 2014 14:21
Say what you will about this eras pop-science quackery, but I can attest that I've never masturbated while eating corn flakes or Graham crackers.
#6 By: Jason Andresen, February 10th, 2014 14:30
So the answer for "acidosis" is to drink acid?
#7 By: greenberger, February 10th, 2014 14:31
A wonderful book on the 1960's orange juice industry is John McPhee's Oranges. Originally written for the New Yorker, the book has lots of...er... juicy bits.
I understand OJ has a lot of sugar, but saying it's basically orange soda is slanting the truth a bit. Still, it's a good reminder for me to get out my juicer.
p.s. this is not a reply to logruszed. Just a reply to the article.
#8 By: Christopher Waldrop, February 10th, 2014 14:32
The comments here are a wonderful antidote to any smugness we might be tempted to feel about how easily misled people were in the olden days.
#9 By: Dan Century, February 10th, 2014 16:19
People have become so skeptical about everything that they're no longer able to recognize the truth.
Enjoy your osteoporosis,
#10 By: RHD, February 10th, 2014 16:42
Strange, I always assumed it was to make sure everyone got a daily supply of Vitamin C.
#11 By: Jeff, February 10th, 2014 16:45
Well sir, let me assure you that you are missing out!
#12 By: Suzanne, February 10th, 2014 18:01
#13 By: Victorhazzard, February 10th, 2014 18:36
i thought it counteracted the glutens
#14 By: Boris Bartlog, February 10th, 2014 23:53
An old farmer I used to have a lot of dealings with was a big believer in this ... I remember seeing the book 'Alkalize Or Die' (http://www.amazon.com/Alkalize-Die-Superior-Through-Alkaline-Acid/dp/0961959533) on his table. But he was easily convinced of all kinds of alternative medicine; also a big believer in hydrogen peroxide (ingested) for various maladies. And magnets.
One thing I hadn't realized until I started reading some of the natural farming magazines is that vitalism never really died. I mean, it's gone as a scientific theory, but you can still mail-order an orgone generator...
#15 By: Eric S., February 11th, 2014 11:37
#16 By: AuntiAlias, February 11th, 2014 23:17
Late 1920s? Well, so much for that recent little tidbit in Downton Abbey when Baxter, the new lady's maid to Cora, put a glass of orange juice on her breakfast tray, with the comment that Americans like orange juice. The time period for Downton is, right now, early 1920s.
edited to add. okay, after responding to the late 1920s item in the BB post, I clicked through and read this:
McCollum became the unofficial nutritionist of the nation beginning in the early 1920’s when he heavily promoted the life-extending and healing capabilities of vitamins
#17 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 15th, 2014 13:45
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