The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet is a comprehensive look at the effects of an acid-alkaline imbalance in the body. Felicia Drury Kliment provides a wealth of information in an easy-to-read format on a wide range of ailments that affect many people - cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, obesity, arthritic conditions, digestive disorders, and alcoholism, just to name a few.
Ridding your body of acidic waste is not as simple as following a specific diet plan. Each body has a different history, as well as different levels of history: “The best way to present the digestive system with the kinds of food molecules it is capable of breaking down is for each person to eat the same kind of dietary staple as his or her ancestor.” Eating out of sync with your ancestral history results in nutrients that are incompatible with your biochemistry. To determine if your digestive apparatus is geared toward a grain-eating diet, a meat-eating diet, or is able to handle both dietary staples, a simple metabolic test is provided.
Another dietary impact resulting in the accumulation of acidic waste is food allergies. The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet also provides a simple pulse test to determine if food allergies exist and, if so, what foods your body is reacting to. Historical injuries, food and drink habits, smoking, sleep patterns, and many other factors also play a part in how your body deals with and stores acidic waste.
The main section of the book addresses the specifics of the various ailments that occur through the accumulation of acid waste. Kliment has an amazing way of describing the complexities of the human body, especially at the point of disease, in a straightforward, easy-to-understand format. She backs up her commentary with reference to research studies, bringing things to life through various case studies and examples from her own life.
She also provides a comprehensive recipe to aid and/or heal the ailing body for each “disease” she describes. The information is both fabulous and dangerous, depending on the level of understanding of the reader and their ability to self-diagnose.
The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet is not just an interesting read; it is a comprehensive reference book - a great tool for the shelf of alternative health practitioners and those with an active interest in the health and maintenance of their bodies.