Cancer and the Alkaline Diet — Making Sense of the Hype
This continuing education course examines the relationship between cancer and the alkaline diet. It reviews the basics of metabolism and identifies differences between normal cellular metabolism and cancer cell metabolism, within the concept of pH balance. This course also will highlight common alkaline diet restrictions and compare those with evidence-based recommendations.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the February 2021 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Explain the premise of the alkaline diet.
- Assess the differences between cellular, blood, and urine/saliva pH.
- Discuss evidence that supports and refutes the alkaline diet theory.
- Educate health professionals, patients, and the public about evidence-based dietary recommendations for cancer patients and survivors.
Dianne Piepenburg, MS, RD, CSO, is an oncology dietitian at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center. She’s a board member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Piepenburg has written various articles for publication and is coauthor of the chapter “Nutrition and the Cancer Survivor” within the text Supportive Cancer Care. She’s also been a public speaker about cancer and nutrition at the local, state, and national level.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR