Is The Alkaline Diet A Scam?


There are hundreds of diets out there that can be put into the scammy category, in terms of over-hyped promises and questionable advice for what to eat.

Just look at any of the meal replacement plans where you’re expected to eat NOTHING for months at a time and actually thrive on it!I had a friend who I used to sing with who actually ate nothing for 60 days! She just had 3 chemical laden shakes each day. I’ll never know how she did it but she lost a shedload of weight…

Only to put it all back on and then some a few months later.

The 5:2 diet is touted as sound science and it does carry some water (it’d have to; that’s all you’re allowed lol) but seriously, FASTING for two days a week?! I once did a water fast for 7 days and I had great health results after – fat loss, clear skin, loads of energy – but I could do NOTHING for that week – had so little energy. I know the 5:2 diet allows you a small meal per day, bit this is not enough to thrive on. So 30% of your week would be definitely impeded. And that’s what I’ve heard from friends who have been trying 5:2.

But what about the alkaline diet – is it the same kind of faddy, scammy diet that’s just a marketing ploy? Well Joe Schwarcz, a chemist from a McGill University in Canada says that the alkaline diet is a waste of time, since our digestive system treats all food and liquids in the same way: “drinking alkaline water makes zero sense whatsoever.” He talked to CBC News and Digital Journal about this.

Watch this week’s video for my views on this subject…

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About the Author:

Laura is a qualified Nutritionist, former healthcare research manager and acclaimed author of the Hay House-published book 'The Alkaline 5 Diet'. She has been helping people achieve better health through a plant-based diet since 2008 via her websites, books and health events. Starting an alkaline diet in 2001, Laura has gone from overweight, tired smoker to lean, fit, youthful marathon and ultra-marathon runner.


  1. rhonda April 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Nyaweh Sca’noh (means hello how are you ) from Seneca country of Western New York USA.This is Rhonda . The old saying don’t knock it till you try it. Well he must not of tried it an fooey on him. Your time an energy is so much appreciated Laura i just want to say thank you so much.

    sincerely, Rhonda

  2. william from Aussie March 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Enjoy your video’s, sound advise. I can see the alkaline diet is working for you, you are getting more beautiful every time I see you. Have a lovely day. William

    • March 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      ahh, thank you William 🙂

  3. Rhiannaaa March 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Alkaline diet is NOT scam. I’m doing it myself and I can feel better, stronger and healtier! All I can suggest is to try it out, it will work for sure! Don’t listen to haters!

    • March 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Yep, totally agree! It’s worked wonders for me and thousands of my website subscribers who e-mail me every week to say so!

  4. viley March 20, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    No voice

    • March 20, 2014 at 11:58 am - Reply

      there is, it’s on YT and works fine for me, turn your sound on?

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