Kelly Ripa Says a High-Alkaline Cleanse ‘Changed My Life’

05/28/2015 at 05:21 PM ET

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Kelly Ripa says trying a new cleanse has transformed her body and her life.

The Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host said Thursday on the show that an anti-acid diet is “responsible for me not being in pain. Yes. It has changed my life, it’s changed the whole way I think about food.”

The 44-year-old went on to explain her work with Dr. Daryl Gioffre, a chiropractor and nutritionist in Manhattan.

“It’s a very manageable cleanse. It’s very manageable,” Ripa said of the high-alkaline diet. “You’re not hungry. It’s not like … people go, ‘What are you eating? You’re just drinking, you know, a green juice a day?’ No, it’s not like that. You eat. I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life, but it’s what you eat and how you eat it.”

Ripa said she’s in physical therapy for “strange injuries,” but that the cleanse that has helped with pain management.

The talk show host also admitted that she cheats a little with a high-acid cup of joe: “I’m still drinking coffee, even though I lied and told him I wasn’t.”

—Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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Gigi on

Well, so much for really telling us what it was. Thanks for all that great information…not.

Ashley on

But what is it ??? What is she eating ? I want to know…..

serafina on

what’s the cleanse ?;how does it work; why is she is pain? very poorly written article.

fastidious on

“Cleanse” is a misnomer. You can change your diet, but you aren’t “cleansing” anything. Douches flush and enemas flush. And I so hope gullible people won’t listen to her. I’m sure she does feel better. Placebos work

junker on

Well, two “not legitimate” things in one: chiropractor and nutritionist! HAHAHAHA! Both hooey!

AnonIA on

For pete’s sake – just google “high alkaline diet”. Do you need People to chew your food and wipe your behind too????

Sara on

STAY OUT OF THE SUN!! You look so old! Your aging rapidly!

Anonymous on

Oh please, she’s been eating a pea and a carrot for decades and washing it down with coffee just like “twiggy” Beckham. Occasionally they will splurge and split a grape!

Truthfinder on

She is the LAST person needing a cleanse…Kelly is scarily thin; CALORIES, my friend, CALORIES!

Taylor on

A cleanse? She’s in pain because she’s a workout fanatic. I’m sure her little bones need a rest. She needs to eat some fried chicken and wash it down with a cold soda..Lol!

hi on

okay but she does not look healthy. she is too thin and looks older than she is.

Charlie Waffles on

A couple of Big Macs would help change her life, too.

Anonymous on

She’s doing it for pain relief , ya riiiiight

Chelsey on

This is a bunch of BS. It takes more than a diet or cleanse to get a good body.

I personally started doing yoga for the first time and although it isn’t anything crazy, I definitely can see results and lost some of my belly fat. I found a review at so far its working great.

gymluv on

God created you with the best built-in cleanse there is and it is free! It is called the kidney, spleen and liver cleanse and we are all doing it as we read this. Amazing!

Stacey on

I just did this cleanse last week too! It was amazing because you eat real food. I have so much energy now, I lost weight but even more awesome is that I don’t feel the intense cravings for sugar or chocolate I used to have. I was never hungry and the recipes were delicious!! It is on

Sandra Shaw on

I agree, this is a terrible written article, writer needs some more classes on writing. There is no information that is useful.

Sheri on

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Sheri on

I LOVE these products! I’ve been using them for about six months. The cleanse is great! For more info go to

Rachel Rat on

I do not care to hear about this moron’s douche

Anonymous on

I like Kelly Ripa but she is too thin. Look at the legs.

Ellie on

She is dumber than a box of rocks. Insufferable annoying nitwit.

nothing new on

This woman is obsessed with food, exercise, and her weight. She’s had an eating disorder for years.

Edyie on

Well that was really informative…not. She looks like she weighs about 70 pounds and looks like a 12 year old boy so maybe she should stop obsessively working out and she wouldn’t have these “mysterious” physical pains, whatever that means. I’m thin and I don’t like people saying ooh you are so thin (when I actually just have skinny arms and legs), but she strives to look like she does. I don’t know why she wants to be so thin.

MomwithKidss on

Everybody knows she uses the Swedish diet, they all do in Hollywood.

How to lose weight was revealed by Swedish researchers. Learn to eat like the Swedish and you get thin.

Full dairy fats cause body fat loss, when you learn how to combine the right foods together.

When researchers combined yogurt and another food together they doubled the weight loss.

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Flo on

She wants to be skinny, no one works out every day like her, suppose to have a day of rest. Says she doesn’t eat Breckie. Most important meal . If you like rail thin, ugg.

Laura on

Could Kelly Ripa have Lyme disease if she is having strange pains? She spends time in the Hampons where it is rampant.

Anonymous on

Many and most chiropractors are Scientologist yes CLEANSE is what most scientologists do

CJ on

many and most chiropractors are scientologists CLEANSE IS WHAT THEY DO ON A REGULAT BASIS Check it out

billy b on

Our pH is constantly regulated by our lungs, you cant make your system more alkaline or acidic, it would kill you.

Lesley on

Well, she is super thin because she is a work out junkie. She is obsessed with exercise. She has been told to slow it down before when she developed stress fractures. When you work out this much, your muscles build and boost your metabolism. It’s not because she doesn’t eat, in fact, she can probably eat thousands of calories a day due to all her exercising. I have a son that is a fire fighter and has always worked out, does Crossfit now and he requires thousands of calories just to keep going. People need to stop assuming thin comes from not eating.

keeponthriving2014 on

Reblogged this on keeponthriving and commented:
What are you doing to keep your body alkaline?

Brenda on

Kelly used to be so cute. Now is way to thin and does not look well. Where are her Dr.’s??

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