Eating two or more servings of meat a day increases
the risk of suffering from a cluster of risk factors
known as metabolic syndrome (latent tissue acidosis)
by 25 percent compared to those who had only two
servings of meat a week, the researchers reported in
the journal Circulation.
The symptoms of metabolic syndrome (latent tissue
acidosis) include excessive fat around the waist,
high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood
According Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist
at the pH Miracle Living Center states, “eating
meat increases dietary acids of nitric, uric,
phosphuric and sulphuric acid which leads to the
1) Increased body fat to park excess dietary acid
to protect the organs that sustain life.
2) Increased blood cholesterol to buffer or
neutralize increased dietary acidity to protect
blood vessels and prevent internal bleeding.
3) Increased blood acidic blood sugars from
the breakdown of body cells due to excess
4) Increased high blood pressure as a result of
the body chelating excess dietary acids with
alkaline compounds, such as sodium, potassium and
calcium that have not been properly eliminated
through urination, defecation or perspiration.”
The study also found that diet soda consumption
was linked to these elevated risk factors for heart
disease and diabetes, echoing the findings of a study
published in July.
“When we found that diet soda promoted risk we
were surprised,” said Dr. Lyn Steffen, an associate
professor of epidemiology at the University of
“But then we thought about other behavior patterns,”
she added in a telephone interview.
“It may be associated with compensating for eating
higher calorie food. People may say, ‘I can eat
this cookie because I am drinking this diet soda.”‘
Dr. Young states, “the acidic ingredients in soda pop,
including diet soda, that can make you sick, tired,
depressed and fat are carbonic acid and sugar.”
Lots of acidic meat, acidic fried foods and acidic
diet soda add up to heart disease, the researchers said,
and the conclusions add to a swelling body of evidence
linking fast food with unhealthy lifestyles.
Steffen’s team examined the diets of 9,514 people in
a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute. In a departure from related studies, this
one went into a detailed look at precisely what people
Most were aged 45 to 64.
Based on a 66-item food frequency questionnaire, the
volunteers were categorized into two groups: those
with a “western-pattern” acidic diet, heavy on processed
meat, fried foods, red meat; and a more alkaline
“prudent-pattern” diet with more fruit and vegetables,
with small amounts of fatty fish.
After nine years, nearly 40 percent of those involved
developed three or more of the factors linked to
metabolic syndrome (latent tissue acidosis), they wrote.
This was clear even when smoking and exercise were
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