Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies

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Restore your pH balance and live a healthier life

Our caveman ancestors followed a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and legumes, but with time and the advent of agriculture, our diets changed drastically to include grains, dairy products, salt, and large quantities of meat. These new foods altered the level of acid in our diets, disrupting our ideal pH balance and increasing the loss of essential minerals, making us more prone to...

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Overview

Restore your pH balance and live a healthier life

Our caveman ancestors followed a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and legumes, but with time and the advent of agriculture, our diets changed drastically to include grains, dairy products, salt, and large quantities of meat. These new foods altered the level of acid in our diets, disrupting our ideal pH balance and increasing the loss of essential minerals, making us more prone to illness.

This easy-to-follow guide shows you how a simple change in diet to restore your body's crucial pH balance can help you lose weight, combat aging, and keep you healthy! Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies covers the gamut of this healthy lifestyle choice, from the symptoms of a high acid diet to the food you should have on hand to implement an acid alkaline diet—and everything in between.

  • Covers food to avoid and food with a high alkaline quality
  • Discusses how to lose weight with the acid alkaline diet
  • Offers trusted guidance on how the acid alkaline diet can prevent illnesses like brain disorders, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and many more
  • Includes 40+ healthy recipes to help balance your pH

Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies is essential reading for the millions of people with health problems interested in combating illness with a holistic, successful lifestyle change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118414187
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/17/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 175,989
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A patient advocate and active registered nurse, Julie Wilkinson RN, BSN has achieved multiple commendations during her career, including the Meritorious Achievement Medal for Civilian Service from the Department of Defense. She is the Guide to Colon Cancer on About.com and writes for many healthcare publications as a freelancer, including LiveSTRONG.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know the Basics 7

Chapter 1: Rebooting Your Body 9

Chapter 2: You Are What You Eat 19

Chapter 3: Detecting Acids in Your Body 35

Chapter 4: Your Acid Alkaline Toolkit 51

Part II: Homeostasis: Keeping Your Body Happy 65

Chapter 5: What the Heck is a pH and What Can You Do about It? 67

Chapter 6: Finding Some Balance in Your pH and Your Life 85

Chapter 7: Reversing Your Acidic Trend 101

Chapter 8: Getting Personal about Your Plan 117

Part III: Making the Switch: Starting Your Diet 129

Chapter 9: Checking Out Your Cupboards 131

Chapter 10: Talking to Your Doctor 145

Chapter 11: Figuring Out What You Can Eat 157

Chapter 12: Supplements, and Drinks, and Pills (Oh, My!) 169

Part IV: Let’s Eat! 185

Chapter 13: Making a List, Checking It Twice 187

Chapter 14: Breakfasts, Soups, and Salads 199

Chapter 15: Munching on Mains: Filling Up on the Right Stuff 221

Chapter 16: Snacks: Keeping the Belly Happy 239

Chapter 17: Delicious Desserts 259

Part V: Overcoming Obstacles to Your pH Goals 271

Chapter 18: Dining Out 273

Chapter 19: Navigating Holidays and Special Occasions 287

Chapter 20: Dealing with Weight Loss Pitfalls 297

Chapter 21: Finding Support 307

Part VI: The Part of Tens 317

Chapter 22: Ten Worse Foods for pH Balance 319

Chapter 23: Top Ten Ways to Embrace pH Balance 323

Chapter 24: Top Ten Acid Alkaline Swaps (Eat This, Not That) 327

Part VI: Appendixes 331

Appendix A: Substitute Foods for Better pH Choices 333

Appendix B: Metric Conversion Guide 341

Index 345

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