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

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By Christopher Vasey

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Christopher Vasey

Christopher Vasey
Christopher Vasey, N.D., is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of The Water Prescription, The Whey Prescription, and The Detox Mono Diet. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland.



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.

"Shows how a simple change in diet to restore the acid-alkaline balance can result in vast improvements of health."
Celebrity, May 2004

"If you are plagued by any of the disorders or discomforts ranging from lack of energy to dry skin or from falling hair to arthritis. . . then you will want to dash to read The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health at your first opportunity to learn all you can to improve your health."
Linda Davis Kyle, The Midwest Book Review, Nov 2005

"I am happy to report that this book is certainly exhaustive in its approach and is, at the same time, very well-written and highly readable."
Swamy Swarna, Swamy's Book Reviews

"If you are looking for a simple plan for detoxification and rejuvenation, you will find this book very useful."
Dhara Lemos, Lotus Guide magazine, Nov/Dec 08