Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118414217
  • ISBN-13: 9781118414217
  • DDC: 615.854
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The acid alkaline diet is designed to restore the pH balance in our bodies. To keep healthy, the body needs balanced quantities of alkaline and acid substances, and a simple change in our diets to achieve this important acid-alkaline balance can result in a vast improvement in our overall health. 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 greatly 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, thus making us more prone to illnesses. Acid Alkaline Diet for Dummies will show readers how to restore the necessary pH balance and live a healthier life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Authors' Acknowledgments.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents at a Glance.
Recipes at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting to Know the Basics.
3: Rebooting Your Body.
4: You Are What You Eat.
5: Detecting Acids in Your Body.
6: Your Acid Alkaline Toolkit.
7: Homeostasis: Keeping Your Body Happy.
8: What the Heck Is a pH and What Can You Do about It?.
9: Finding Some Balance in Your pH and Your Life.
10: Reversing Your Acidic Trend.
11: Getting Personal about Your Plan.
12: Making the Switch: Starting Your Diet.
13: Checking out Your Cupboards.
14: Talking to Your Doctor.
15: Figuring out What You Can Eat.
16: Supplements, and Drinks, and Pills (Oh, My!).
17: Let's Eat!.
18: Making a List, Checking It Twice.
19: Breakfasts, Soups, and Salads.
20: Munching on Mains: Filling up on the Right Stuff.
21: Snacks: Keeping the Belly Happy.
22: Delicious Desserts.
23: Overcoming Obstacles to Your pH Goals.
24: Dining Out.
25: Navigating Holidays and Special Occasions.
26: Dealing with Weight Loss Pitfalls.
27: Finding Support.
28: The Part of Tens.
29: Ten Worst Foods for pH Balance.
30: Top Ten Ways to Embrace pH Balance.
31: Top Ten Acid Alkaline Swaps (Eat This, Not That).
Substitute Foods for Better pH Choices.
Metric Conversion Guide.