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The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health: Restore Your Health by Creating Balance in Your Diet

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A practical diet plan for restoring the acid-alkaline balance your body needs to experience optimum health


•Explains how acidification of the body contributes to disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, eczema, and ulcers


•Categorizes food according to its acidifying or alkalizing effect on the body, rather than by chemical composition


•Contains food tables to help readers design the best diet for their health needs


To enjoy optimum health, our body needs balanced quantities of alkaline substances and acids. An imbalance can result in health problems ranging from minor skin irritations, chronic fatigue, back pain, and depression to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis.

Most people consume an abundance of highly processed foods that acidify the body and, as a result, are afflicted with many of these ailments. Naturopath and detoxification expert Christopher Vasey shows how a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance can result in a vast improvement in health.

Vasey provides easy test methods to determine your acid levels, how to interpret these test results, and ways to establish a proper diet to maximize your health. Rather than organizing alkaline and acid foods on the basis of their chemical composition, Vasey categorizes foods based on their actual alkalizing or acidifying effect on the body so that you can design a diet best suited for your particular health needs. He goes further to explain how some foods, such as fruits, can have either an alkalizing or an acidifying effect, depending on who eats them, and how to use alkaline supplements to support your dietary needs. LANGUAGE: engeng

Synopsis:

To enjoy optimum health, our bodies need balanced quantities of alkaline substances and acids. An imbalance can result in health problems ranging from minor skin irritations, chronic fatigue, back pain, and depression to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis. Naturopath and detoxification expert Christopher Vasey shows how a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance can result in a vast improvement in health.

Synopsis:

Vasey presents a practical diet for restoring the acid-alkaline balance the body needs.

About the Author

Christopher Vasey is a naturopath who specializes in detoxification and rejuvenation. He lives in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Christopher Vasey is a naturopath who specializes in detoxification and rejuvenation. He lives in Switzerland. < br / >

To enjoy optimum health, our bodies need balanced quantities of alkaline substances and acids. An imbalance can result in health problems ranging from minor skin irritations, chronic fatigue, back pain, and depression to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis. Naturopath and detoxification expert Christopher Vasey shows how a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance can result in a vast improvement in health. Vasey provides easy test methods to determine your acid levels, and how to categorize foods based on their actual alkalizing or acidifying effect on the body so that you can design a diet best suited to your particular health needs.

To enjoy optimum health, our bodies need balanced quantities of alkaline substances and acids. An imbalance can result in health problems ranging from minor skin irritations, chronic fatigue, back pain, and depression to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis. Naturopath and detoxification expert Christopher Vasey shows how a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance can result in a vast improvement in health. What Is Acid-Alkaline Balance?

Acids and alkaline substances are substances possessing opposing characteristics. When they combine their respective properties cancel each other out. This process is similar to that which occurs whenever two opposites are brought together. If hot and cold, black and white are blended, their respective properties cancel each other out and the result is a temperature that is neither hot nor cold but warm, a color that is neither black nor white but gray."
"" When speaking of the combination of an acid and an alkaline, the result is designated in chemistry as being a neutral salt. It is neutral because it possesses neither acidic or alkaline properties.

1 acid + 1 alkaline = 1 neutral salt

"" A neutral salt will no longer influence the solution it is in, such as blood or cellular serums for example. This possibility of neutralizing an acid by combining it with an alkaline is the main method to control pH fluctuations. The neutralization of excess acids this way restores the basic acid-alkaline balance to the ideal pH of the internal environment: 7.39.
"" When its internal environment becomes acidified, the body can fall ill in three different ways.
""" The first is connected to the activity of enzymes. Enzymes are the andquot;worker dronesandquot; who are behind all the biochemical transformations that take place in the body and on whom the proper functioning of our organs depend. It so happens that enzymes can only perform their task correctly in an environment with a clearly defined pH. If this is not the case their activity can suffer disruptions or even cease completely. When it simply involves a slow down of their activity, illness appears; in the case of a complete interruption the body can" no longer function and death results. Without reaching this extreme stage, different ailments will set in as an increasing number of enzymes find their world disrupted by the acidification of the internal environment.
"" The second way in which the body becomes ill is due to the aggressive nature of the acids present in excess amounts within the tissues. In fact, before being neutralized by alkaline substances, they will be an irritant to the organ with which they come into contact. Inflammations will result, sometimes quite painful, as well as lesions or sclerosis of the tissues. This primarily affects the organs charged with the elimination of strong acids, such as the skin or kidneys. A large number of cases of eczema, hives, itching sensation, and red patches on the skin are due to the irritation caused by excessively acidic sweat. When the urine is overloaded with acid, micturition becomes painful and the urinary tract andquot;burnsandquot; becoming inflamed (uretritis) or infected (cystitis)."
"" Those ailments prompted by aggressive acid that are invisible to the outsider but keenly felt by those suffering from them include pains in the joints (arthritis), nerves (nevritis), and intestines (enteritis, colitis, and burning sensations in the anus)."
"" The resulting fragile state of the tissues from this invasive presence of acids allows for a microbial or viral infection to easily accompany the aforementioned problems. Lesions of the mucous membranes—such as in the respiratory system—allow easier penetration and multiplication by microbes in the tissue. This is aggravated yet further by the fact that the immune system can also be reduced in its effectiveness by acid activity.
"" The third cause of suffering produced by acid activity is due to the fact that every individual affected by acidification will inevitably lose minerals as the body must give up alkaline minerals to neutralize acids. This demineralization can be quite significant and affect any organ as alkaline minerals are stored in all the body's tissue.
"" The best known consequences of demineralization are the problems affecting the skeleton and the teeth. Bones will decalcify and lose their resistance and flexibility. This can reach a point where they break far too easily (for example spontaneous hip fractures), lose their density (osteoporosis), become inflamed at the joints (rheumatism), and wear away the intervertebral disks (sciatica), and so forth. Teeth can also become more brittle because of mineral loss. They can become over sensitive to hot and cold foods, chip, or become more susceptible to cavities.
"" This brittleness caused by demineralization also weakens hair, which becomes lifeless and starts falling out in greater quantity. Fingernails will split and break under the slightest impact; skin will dry and crack or wrinkle; the gums will become deformed, oversensitive, and bleed easily.

Acidosis: A Widespread Problem

The vast majority of the populace suffers from problems caused by acidification today, because both modern lifestyle and diet promote acidification of the body's internal environment.
"" In general, the current diet is primarily composed of acidic or acidifying elements (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline elements, such as beans, are eaten in much smaller quantities. The alkaline substances they contain are therefore insufficient to neutralize surplus acids. Furthermore, the consumption of stimulants like tobacco, coffee, and alcohol has grown to enormous proportions. Every one of these products has an extremely acidifying effect on the body. Stress, nervous tension, noise, and so forth are a basic fact of life today and also contribute to increasing the body's acidification through the disruptions and disturbances they engender.
"" Today, physical exercise—which can play an important role in maintaining the acid-alkaline balance—is more often than not practiced in ways that are excessive, either too much or not enough (i.e. the sedentary lifestyle). In both cases an acidification of the body's internal environment will result.
"" Of all these factors causing acidification, the most important beyond the shadow of a doubt is that of food. Accordingly, the majority of acidosis sufferers can be cured simply by a large reduction in their consumption of acidic foods and an increase in their consumption of alkaline foods. There is though a special category of individuals who are not only sick because of and inadequate lifestyle and an excessive intake of acids. They also suffer from a metabolic weakness that is particularly susceptible to acids.The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health
Restore Your Health by Creating Balance in Your Diet

Introduction
Part One--Defining Acidity
1--What Is Acid-Alkaline Balance?
2--Detecting Acidification
Part Two--Diminishing Acidification Through Diet
3--Acidifying, Alkalizing, and Acid Foods
4--Classifying the Acidification Potential of Foods
5--Acidifying Meals and Alkalizing Alternatives
Part Three--Neutralizing and Eliminating Acids
6--Alkaline Supplements
7--Draining Acids
8--Alkaline Energy Boosters
Urinary pH Record
Resources
Index < br / > andquot;Shows how a simple change in diet to restore the acid-alkaline balance can result in vast improvements of health.andquot;< em > Celebrity < /em > , May 2004

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892810994
Subtitle:
Restore Your Health by Creating Balance in Your Diet
Author:
Vasey, Christopher
Author:
Vasey, N. D.
Author:
Vasey, N.D., Christopher
Author:
Christopher Vasey, N.D.
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Diets - Better Health
Subject:
Diet Therapy
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
Acid-base imbalances
Subject:
Nutritionally induced diseases
Subject:
Acid-base equilibrium
Subject:
Acid-base imbalance.
Subject:
Nutrition Therapy
Subject:
Diets
Copyright:
Series Volume:
CENBR/98-6
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.28x5.42x.45 in. .55 lbs.

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