Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies

Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies

by Julie Wilkinson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118414187
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 307,426
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

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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