Maintaining an optimum acid-alkaline balance is integral to enjoying optimal health, yet our modern-day habits and preferences often wreak havoc with this delicate balance. Highly processed foods acidify the body as does a diet high in meat, dairy and sugar. The body becomes overwhelmed with this acid imbalance and this, in turn, causes acidosis, which can lead to a host of problems. Weight gain, gastrointestinal conditions, skin conditions, chronic fatigue and respiratory ailments are just some of the complications. The ideal diet that supports pH balance is rich in fresh fruits, roots, vegetables, legumes and nuts and avoids excess fats, sugars, refined foods, salt, alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea. Part 1 - Understanding pH and Diet: What is pH? Acid Imbalance (Acidosis), Alkaline Balance (Homeostasis). Part 2 - Common Gastrointestinal (GI) Conditions: pH Imbalance symptoms, Acidosis Diagnosis and pH rebalance for: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Part 3 - Managing pH-Related Disease: Drug therapy, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, mind-body strategies, diet therapy.
Part 4 - The pH Diet Solution Program: 10 Steps for Implementing the pH diet, 28-day balanced meal plan, 175 + pH balanced recipes and 28-day menu plan. To reach optimum health one must address the acidity of the foods put into the body. This book will become the key resource on the crucial pH balance required.
Dr. Fraser Smith, BA, ND is an Assistant Dean and teacher of Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Health Science's College of Professional Studies and is an editorial board member of Natural Medicine Journal. Susan Hannah, BA, BScH, is respected health author, a volunteer researcher and a former research associate at the Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University. Dr. Daniel Richardson, BS, MSc, PhD, DAANC, CNC is a prominent expert in nutrition and botanical medicine and is a professor and chair of the department of nutrition and biochemical therapeutics and the department of undergraduate studies at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.