I'm not fat either, not by a long shot. The article did not say that packing on fat was the only symptom of overacidity. I have many other symptoms of overacidity. It is the domino effect I am looking at, and the decline of the cell. The concept of alkalizing to heal is not a new concept, but the idea of increasing acidity for health is. In fact acidosis is a common condition that causes death if left unchecked, as the article explains.
Ok, so you found a couple papers saying pathogens live in an alkaline medium. Is this the recognized consensus? We have to remember, there have been some authors down through the ages, including authors of science, who have made money by writing the antithesis of the commonly recoginzed knowledge or consensus. Or else they are paid to write such things. I remember a paper written by both a doctor and a nutritionist proving that Sugar was harmless and in fact good for you. I laughed. My first thought was who paid them? Maybe the powerful Sugar industry?
We are not talking about maintaining an 11 or 14 on the acid/alkaline scale. We are rying to acheive an ideal of 7.3. A balance. And since we are sick and very acidic already, it will take a lot of alkaline forming foods and supplements to get there. 80% alkaline to 20% acid forming. It is very difficult to become too alkaline. This is the consensus within the holistic community.