The Ultimate PH Solution

The Ultimate PH Solution

Balance your Body's Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose Weight

Book - 2008
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There are thousands of popular diets and health programs that urge you to eat plenty of protein, take your mega-vitamins and get your daily exercise, but most of them are missing a key factor that is critical to your health: you need to balance the pH level of your blood.

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; The Ultimate pH Solution explains how controlling your blood's pH level will lead to a healthier, leaner body and more energy. Michelle Schoffro Cook, a doctor of natural medicine and acupuncture, and an author of three health books, demystifies the cutting edge, medically sound research that links acidity to heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and other common diseases and conditions. Showing how diets such as the South Beach or Atkins plans may actually be harmful to your health, Cook reveals how reducing your blood's acidity (thus increasing the alkalinity) by eliminating certain foods and adding others is the key to sustained healthy living. The Ultimate pH Solution:

* offers a quick self-pH-test and step-by-step plan for simple lifestyle and diet changes
* includes real-life success stories of people who have overcome conditions including allergies, fibromyalgia, recurring colds and obesity by balancing their pH level
* describes pH-powerful foods and techniques (like adding fresh lemon juice to your water) that take only minutes a day to alkalize your body
* provides delicious, nutritious recipes for easy pH-balanced cooking

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; There are other books on pH programs but none is as comprehensive, authoritative and easy to follow as The Ultimate pH Solution.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Collins, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781554681747
Branch Call Number: 613.26 COO
Characteristics: vi, 202 pages ; 21 cm

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mattbg Mar 28, 2010

It has some interesting points, but seems very thin on scientific backing. It is also quite repetitive. I read/skimmed it in about 1 hour and got the point and I'm not a particularly fast reader.

The subject in general is tricky, though. I have seen websites that claim some foods are non-acidic whereas this book claims the opposite, and vice versa. I don't know how they test foods to know what their effect on blood pH is.

The book reads a bit like a self-help book like "The Secret", with testimonials scattered throughout. That is enough to make me skeptical.

Still, it provides some information that makes sense -- an underlying theory behind foods that "feel" harsh on the body based on how I feel after eating them. So, it's worth listening to from that point of view.

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