I've gotten so much better at not challenging every single wacko claim that crosses my newsfeed, but the "alkalining your blood" (the correct term is "alkalizing") thing is one that manages to hit my hot button. I challenged the person who made the comment and in the exchange, she accused me of being hateful, mean and angry.
Here are the screen shots. All names but mine have been blocked out. Sorry for the repeats, but screen shots are hard to capture and edit without losing their integrity.
What troubles me about this exchange is how people are sucked into "pseudo-science" and assume it to be real. The reasoning looks and sounds good and it supports the supposition that "natural is better," so some absorb the lies like a sponge absorbs water.
Another issue that troubles me is that when someone follows conventional treatments and adds an alternative "something," yet gives the alternative "something" the credit for their health and well-being. The conventional treatment has absolutely nothing to do with how well that person is doing ... it's always the alternative.
In that same line of thinking, the science disproving the claim is completely ignored. Notice how this person completely discredited not one, but two scientific challenges to the alkaline theory. It didn't support her belief, therefore, the science was "bullshit."
And the most troubling thing? Someone who didn't agree with her was angry, scared, mean, ignorant, a hater, etc. In fact, the original poster provided nothing to support her claims (other than some attempt to link to "the truth about cancer" that linked to a coupon page) and continued on a personal attack to discredit what I said. She knows absolutely nothing about me ... has never read my blog or my page ... yet felt free to make broad, sweeping accusatory statements about me as a person.
Maybe I shouldn't have engaged in the conversation. However, I did and I can't change it. Not quite sure I'm proud of the "kiss off" image I used at the end, either.
What I am sure of, though: IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE THE pH OF YOUR BLOOD VIA ANY AMOUNT OF FOOD OR BAKING SODA!!!