The Doctors: Does The Alkaline Diet Work?
The Doctors wanted to take a closer look at the alkaline diet that celebrities that Kelly Ripa, Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Victoria Beckham have all claimed to used. The diet can allegedly alter your body’s acidity levels by eating specific foods. Those who follow the diet say it gives you an energy boost, slows down aging, and can even protect against cancer. But is there science to back up claims?
The Doctors: Should You Drink Alkaline Water?
Dr Rachael Ross pointed out that the water industry has really capitalized on all these different diets and now there are even alkaline waters available for a very steep price. Dr Drew Ordon said the body uses homeostasis to keep the body’s acidity right where it needs to be. Foods that are the most alkaline are healthy beacuse they’re full of nutrients, not because it affects the acidity in your body. Dr Travis Stork shared that every morning he drinks coffee, which is acidic, and he also enjoys sparkling water, which is also acidic. He said it’s all about balance and eating healthy foods. It’s not going to truly help you to spend the money on alkaline water.
Dr Travis said celebrities likely don’t know much more about health than the average person, plus, as Dr Drew Ordon said, some of them are almost too skinny anyway.
The Doctors: Avoid Brain Fog
If you’re desperate to fight brain fog, Dr Mike Dow, author of “The Brain Fog Fix” had a few great tips. Dr Dow suggested you drink a strawberry margarita, but explained it had to be his specific skinny margarita, not just the regular calorie-loaded margarita. He combined real strawberries, explaining that those who eat raw berries every day can slow dementia by about two years. Put 5-8 real strawberries into the drink, along with soda water rather than sugar, an ounce and a half of tequila, and fresh mint. Blend it up and youre good to go!
One alcoholic beverage a day for women and two for men can decrease inflammation, which lowers you risk for depression.
The Doctors: Wellness Shot To Prevent Brain Fog
Dr Dow also recommended a daily “wellness shot” that you can make by combining the following ingredients:
- 1 oz cold water
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 inch fresh ginger (optional)
- cayenne pepper (optional)
Also, go ahead and meditate for about 10-12 minutes a day to improve your memory and focus by up to 20%! Close your eyes and focus on peacefulness and just be, and relax. It’s amazing how meditation can improve your day.