Over the last 22 years we’ve been able to help thousands of people to learn about the advantages of the alkaline diet. So when a client asked us what books were available we thought.. why not a listing of them?
But first.. what is it.. simply?
The alkaline diet basically reinforces good, old-fashioned healthy eating.
The diet recommends eating more vegetables, fruits and drinking lots of water and cutting back on sugar, alcohol, meat and processed foods.
What is ‘alkaline’ and how does it apply to food?
The pH scale, from 0 to 14, measures how acidic or basic a substance is. For it to be considered alkaline, its pH level needs to be greater than 7.
As we convert food into energy, our body undertakes a chemical reaction that breaks down the solid foodmass. This process leaves an “ash” residue known as metabolic waste, which can be alkaline, neutral, or acidic.
Followers of the alkaline diet believe this residue can affect your body’s acidity. Many diseases thrive in acidic environments, so alkaline ash is considered to be protective.
Our first choice. The Acid Alkaline Food Guide by Dr Susan E. Brown.
We’ve delivered thousands of copies of this book. Why? Because it’s solidly scientific. there’s no woo-woo. The dietary recommendations come from the best source available.
The food lists are grouped well into food types and show the acid or alkaline effect on the body of the food. What makes it stand out is that the science behind it is based not just on the amount of alkaline minerals or acid minerals in a food type, but is based on the known effect on the body of those minerals in that form. This may seem a trivial point but when you see some of the many ‘hearsay’ recommendations on the web for what is supposed to be alkaline-forming foods, you realise the important of this small point of difference.
Laura is a longtime friend of AlkaWay and has helped many, many people to understand and apply the principles of her alkaline diet.
What sets this book apart:
- Benefits of the alkaline diet-Discover the science behind the diet, the importance of alkaline-acid balance in the body, and how alkaline-rich foods can help build muscle mass and stave off illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.
- 100 plant-based recipes-From snack foods to stews, dive into 100 delicious dishes that will keep you satisfied and energized throughout the day, like Basil and Olive Pizza, Red Thai Vegetable Curry, and Blueberry-Ginger Pudding. Each recipe includes prep and cook times, serving size, and nutritional content.
- 21-day meal plan-Sticking with an alkaline diet is simple thanks to the included 21-day meal plan that provides an excellent variety of foods and flavors. The plan also highlights the positive effects you can expect to experience: healthier skin, elevated mood, and reduced inflammation.
- Acid-alkaline rating chart-Learn what's best to ingest as you gain an understanding of how numerous foods and beverages rank on an acid-to-alkaline scale.
A complete program tailored to work with your body to achieve acid / alkaline balance and prevent disease. It includes information on heavy metal foods, alternative treatments and supplements. It provides an easy-to-follow food combination and herbal therapy regimen that works with unique metabolic types.
Felicia Kliment’s first edition was a big seller but this one includes new research about heavy metal foods and acid alkaline balance. Such as chelators that move metals from the bones to the brain where they are more destructive. It also includes:
- Warning on potentially harmful effects of some nutritional supplements
- New research and alternative treatments for various health conditions caused by the body's production of acidic waste.
By Robert O Young
Dr Robert Young and his wife, Shelley, reveal a revolutionary diet and lifestyle program that unlocks the secrets of pH balance and of food as a healer, restorer, balancer and life-giver. According to Dr Young, the entire metabolic process depends on an alkaline environment and chronic over-acidity corrodes body tissue. The pH miracle shows readers simply and clearly how to get a balanced system with a proven program that explains how to eat optimally for health and weight loss. You'll learn which foods to eat, which foods can be combined safely, which should be eaten alone, which should be avoided altogether and which supplements can help.
By Dr Thomas Baroody
Dr Thomas Baroody’s book was the very first book I ever read on the subject. His quote inspired me then as now. (Ian Blair Hamilton, Founder)
”The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!”
Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.
Here’s his bottom line theory:
”The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid-producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline-producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid-producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid-producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid-forming; and we use artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet, Equal, or aspartame, which are extremely acid-forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly-acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.
The Alkaline Reset Cleanse: The 7-Day Reboot for Unlimited Energy, Rapid Weight Loss, and the Prevention of Degenerative Disease
By Ross Bridgford
“A powerful seven-day, whole-food cleanse to completely reset and reboot your body, targeting the Five Master Systems (endocrine, digestive, immune, detoxification, and pH balancing).
Balance equals life. At base, our bodies make us fighters because the body will drop everything to make balance happen. So when we put one system out of balance, we are essentially making our body fight itself.
The Alkaline Reset Cleanse is a different way of thinking about the body and how we can rapidly replenish, heal, and reboot ourselves back to optimal health. The body's number-one goal is to maintain homeostasis and balance throughout our Five Master Systems: endocrine, immune, digestive, detoxification, and alkaline buffering (pH balancing). But through our dietary and lifestyle choices, we often put our body into a state of emergency. It is this constant state of emergency from which sickness and disease emerge.”
Ross has been advising people on alkaline diet for almost as long as we at AlkaWay have. He knows his stuff.
Sang visited us here in Australia in 2012, bringing his message of the power of alkaline water. There’s still a video of the meeting we arranged for him here.
We’ve sent out at least 1000 of his wonderful book, Reverse Ageing.
Sang defines the aging process as the accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes within the body. According to this theory, the reduction of accumulated wastes is reverse aging. This book explains how some of the adult degenerative diseases are caused by too much acidic wastes, and describes the various scientific devices and methods to reduce these wastes without any harmful side effects.
These devices and methods are being widely used in Japan. Alkaline water makers (water ionizers) have been in existence in Japan for more than 40 years. Many in the alternative health industry regard this book as the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book of its kind in the English language. It is a "must read" for all who are health-conscious.
By Dr Adam Scholes
There’s a plethora of opinion about the relationship of an acidic body and cancer. It’s further mystified by the many stories of ‘miracle cures’ through diet’. We are not qualified to recommend anything for cancer, and this book is presented ‘as is’ for you to make your own decisions.
(given that he as also written on low carb, liposomal Vitamin C, macro nutrients, menopause, CBD remedies, superfoods and vegan mushrooms…)
All about acid, alkaline and health. Untold Truth About The Cause of Disease book second edition, written by Ian Blair Hamilton, AlkaWay’s managing director and health researcher.
Although the water section is now a little outdated, the rest of the info is very specific. In particular it discusses various organs and the effect of excess acidity on them, with info on how to naturally correct them. If you aren’t ready to commit to a larger dollar investment, this is the ideal introduction.
Dr. Sebi Bible: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Cleanse, Detoxify Your Body, and Live an Ailments-Free Life Thanks to the Power of Herbal Remedies and Alkaline Diet
We could not conclude this page without mention of the (in)famous Dr Sebi.
Alfredo Darrington Bowman (26 November 1933 – 6 August 2016), better known as Dr. Sebi (/seɪbiː/), was a Honduran self-proclaimed herbalist healer, who also practiced in the United States for a period in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Bowman falsely claimed to cure all disease with herbs and a plant-based alkaline diet based on various pseudoscientific claims, and denied that HIV caused AIDS. He set up a treatment center in Honduras, then moved his practice to New York City and Los Angeles. Numerous entertainment and acting celebrities were among his clients, including Michael Jackson, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, and John Travolta.
According to Amazon, his guide will help you fight ailments and improve your wellness, and inside, you'll find:
- Dr. Sebi's philosophy and how his knowledge will help you take care of your body and boost your health,
- An eye-opening look at the alkaline diet created by the doctor and all the benefits it contains – you'll see why you should consider adopting this lifestyle!
- How to follow the diet the right way with expert tips and advice and a list of foods you can and cannot eat,
- Dr. Sebi Herbal Medicine – Discover natural herbal remedies that will help you fight the most common ailments safely and effectively,
- 1200 Days of healthy and delicious recipes to follow the alkaline diet effortlessly thanks to the step-by-step instructions,