Around 600,000-700,000 people in Austria suffer from bone and joint pain. A precise differentiation between the many diseases of the musculoskeletal system is not necessary, since their origin lies largely in the unhealthy, acid-heavy diet. The acid/alkaline balance is imbalanced by certain lifestyle habits such as stress, lack of sleep and nicotine consumption, poor nutrition (too much animal protein, white flour products, alcohol) or by competitive sports (without nutrient substitution). Over the long term, excessive formation of acids leads to increased consumption of the alkaline reserves of our bones. This base depletion can negatively impact the structure and function of connective tissue, joints, and bones. Proper lying, sitting, carrying and lifting, choosing the right sports, avoiding stress, weight control and the supply of essential nutrients can alleviate or even prevent many complaints and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.