Acid Alkaline Food Guide: A Quick Reference to Foods and Their PH Levels Paperback – 31 May 2007
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Over the last five years, there has been an explosion of best-selling acid/alkaline based diets. These have ranged from weight loss to diabetes management. While hundreds of thousands of people have gone on this diet that balances the pH level of your body, they have had to put up with the limited food guides contained in each book. Now, health experts Dr. Susan Brown and Larry Trivieri have created a complete resource for people wanting to widen their food choices. "The Acid/Alkaline Food Guide" offers dieters an easy-to-follow guide to the most common foods that influence your body's pH levels. The book begins by explaining what the acid/alkaline of your body has to do with the acid/alkaline influence of foods. It then explains how the pH of foods, once eaten, may change in your body, eg. citric acid fruits, once digested, become alkaline. As complicated as this process is, the authors provide the guidelines for the analysis of the foods covered in the book. This section is then followed by a listing of thousands of foods and their acid/alkaline ranges. Included are insets and groups that can help the reader better direct their food searches.
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Well worth the money, especially after being pain free from stomach problems after following this information.
This book, for the first time for me, gives a reasonably scientific basis (without being dogmatic) for the whole idea. And so I am more convinced, enough to be now following it more strictly - with measurable results.
I thought I knew food and understood nutrients but this book has turned my thinking on it's head. The great thing about this guide is - and much needed for me as I refuse to follow a diet - is that you can more or less, eat anything. You just have to know how to balance it. Hopefully using my new-found knowledge, I can provide a healthy (and disease-fighting) environment for my family.
I enjoyed reading this book and felt well informed afterwards. I am a qualified nutrition specialist so I found the book very simple to understand. However, even complete beginners would understand this easily too.
It doesn't go in to fine detail, which helps to keep the book flowing, but she covers all the essential headings well.
Many nutrition and weight loss books often try to convince us that their diet is more important than all the others. Nutrition and health requires a holistic approach in which many factors need to be considered to complement each other. I thought this book did well to stay quite neutral - presenting its case while not trying too hard to be the only focus of our attention.
Mr. Brown describes how you can find out the pH level of your blood (you'll have to buy some equipment for that), and then lists a large number of foods, indicating which ones are (very or just) acidic or alkaline.
I would like to point out that, according to "The Nutrition Solution", things aren't as simple as this book might make you believe. That book suggests that the same food can make one person's blood more acidic and another person's blood more alkaline. Obviously, I am no expert, but you might want to check out "The Nutrition Solution" in addition to, or even before this book.
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