Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part IV – Why We Need to Pay More Attention to Diet Induced Acidosis

INTRODUCTION As those of you who have been following this series since I began it in May of 2018, there was a somewhat lengthy period of time between part III and part IV, which I am writing now for the July 2019 Moss Nutrition Report.  Why did I take a break from this series for … Continue reading Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part IV – Why We Need to Pay More Attention to Diet Induced Acidosis

Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part III – Potassium, Metabolic Acidosis, and Hypertension

In part I and part II of this series I primarily focused on the work of Anthony Sebastian and Lynda Frassetto concerning the health implications of low potassium intake and metabolic acidosis as reported in the book chapter "An evolutionary perspective on the acid-base effects of diet" (1).  Of the many fascinating and clinically relevant … Continue reading Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part III – Potassium, Metabolic Acidosis, and Hypertension

Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part II – Origins and Impact of Metabolic Acidosis

"The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things." - Ernest Dimnet, French priest, lecturer and author (1866-1954) In part I of this series (The May 2018 Moss Nutrition Report), I began my review of the excellent book chapter by … Continue reading Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency – Part II – Origins and Impact of Metabolic Acidosis

Under Appreciated Issues in the Treatment of Chronic Illness – Low Grade, Chronic Acidosis Combined with Potassium Deficiency-Part I

At the beginning of 2018 I started to think about all of the supplements and metabolic imbalances I have written and talked about over the years that, despite overwhelming research, clinical, and anecdotal evidence about their major importance in terms of improving quality of life in chronically ill patients, continue to be almost completely ignored by the public, the vast majority of nutritional practitioners, and, much to my surprise and chagrin, all too many in the functional medicine community. With these thoughts in mind, I wrote about protein and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) deficiencies and the value of supplementation of each earlier this year, discussing research I had found since my previous publications on these subjects. Now I would like to write again about two different but tightly integrated subjects about which I have written extensively over the years but, still to my surprise and chagrin, continue to attract much less attention than what I feel they deserve.