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The Alkaline Cure: Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Young and Stay Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

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A clinically tested 14-day plan to help you lose weight, look younger and enhance your overall health. 

Our bodies can be classified as either acid or alkaline. To be healthy, feeling good and functioning well, our pH reading should be either neutral or slightly alkaline, between 7.3 and 7.5. Unfortunately, the Western diet tends to result in much lower (acidic) pH rea
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Oct 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, nonfiction
The introduction to the Alkaline Diet in the first half of the book is wonderfully written and easy to understand. The 14 day meal plan and lifestyle guide falters, however, with dull, complex to make meals and a shortage of exercise tips.

For those who don’t know, the Alkaline Diet basically is the idea that our bodies function best with a pH balance between 7.3 and 7.5, but modern lifestyles wreak havoc with this balance, making us too acidic. What impacts our pH balance is our food and lifesty
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
A very informative book which was straightforward and easy to understand. I feel that I have a better understanding of my digestive system and have some good tips to improve my health.

I have to agree with others though, the 14 day cure just doesn't seem realistic for my life style. I will try and balance my meals and improve the ratio as recommended.

Very happy I read it, nice morning read to start 2017 off right.
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I was looking for some good alkaline recipes as I have had a hard time on Pinterest. I liked a couple from the book and jotted them down. I liked the explanation of being more alkaline. I know I eat healthier than a lot of other Americans, but I needed to find more options for comfort foods that I don't want to give up. This gave me a good start.
Lyree Robson
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well written and easy to read book. Current lifestyles and eating habits impact hugely on our digestive system and overall health, a little change to they way we eat as outlined in this book can and will make a difference. I'll be including more alkaline foods in my meals... Well worth the read. ...more
I've heard about this in different forums. I read through it, and it's very concise without becoming too techie. I looked at one site that got into the chemistry of digestion: not for me.

This book is to the point. It includes a list of foods (and food types) that will help you work your way to a healthy lifestyle. It also has a 14 day crash course (menus and recipes included) to get you there faster.

There are some minor grammatical problems, but for the most part they don't detract from what yo
Shannon Schmelz
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The Alkaline Cure is by far one of the most informative books that I have read this far. Each step is clearly explained as to why your body needs a "cure". I can honestly say that this is not a feasible cure for me with a family of young children and the time it would take to prepare meals for myself and my family separately. I have definitely picked up a few good suggestions from the book though, such as chewing my food at least 30 times and not drinking while i am having a meal. Can't say I wa ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Thank you goodreads for sending me this book. I thought it was interesting but I already know I'm not disciplined enough to follow the 14 day cleanse and I'm not going to collect yarrow and nettles to make tea. As far as I know North Dakota grocery stores don't sell them. I will try to drink more water a peppermint tea and chew my food more thoroughly. I think illustrations for some of the exercises would have been a benefit and I'm going to try a baking soda bath. Interestingly enough, even tho ...more
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
i had heard lots about the alkaline/acid balance and decided to look into it. this was an easy read, easy to follow plan but would require some BIG changes -- in the end, i am left picking and choosing which changes i can make and work best for me, and hope that that counts for something! as convincing as the argument is, circumstances won't allow for a complete switchover at this time. learning how to improve health and eating habits is always a good read for me however and never gets old, and ...more
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another magic diet based on some medical assumption, not particularly difficult to follow as long as you are a vegetarian, which is not my problem as a matter of fact. Interesting way to define some physical problems anyway.

Altra magica dieta basata su qualche assioma medico, non particolarmente difficile da seguire a patto di essere vegetariani, che non é uno dei miei problemi fortunatamente.
Alcune modalitá interessanti di spiegare problemi di tipo fisico.

Karla Franklin
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought that this book was pretty interesting. I didn't sit down and read every word in the book but I skimmed over the parts that interested me and was able to learn some things. I didn't participate in the cleanse because I don't do those things but I did learn a lot about the foods that I eat and the foods that I should eat. There are some ph testing strips in the back of the book so you can test yourself if you choose to do the cleanse or you just want to know your ph levels. ...more
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Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Alkaline Cure is a great intro level dietary lifestyle change resource. It was simple, informative (without being overwhelming), and easy to follow with regard to the acid-alkaline relationship and the body's processes. The 14-day plan will likely appeal to those interested in making an easy transition from the SAD to a detoxed body. The included recipes were a bonus.

An e-copy of this title was made available via the publisher in exchange for an honest critique.
Sandra Beck
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From the time I received this book ,which I won on Goodreads..(whoopee) I could not put it down...One of the best diet and weight loss books I have read and or come across. You learn so much from the way it is written and explained to you..I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good diet an easy to follow system they will understand and enjoy ....Thanks, Dr. Stephan Domenig for writing this book for those of us in need..

Thanks Goodread..
Sandra Beck...
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. The Alkaline Cure was both interesting and informative. I had never realized how many acidic foods we put into our bodies. Although I didn't try the complete cleanse, I enjoyed the recipes in the back of the book. Also included were pH strips to measure your own body's pH. ...more
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Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This was a book I so wonted to win on Good reads It had all the information I was looking for. I was really thrilled with the great information and the how too and I can't wait to try the recipes. ...more
Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)
Amazing Information and wonderful, easy recipies. I've known about acid & alkaline balance for a while but this book has inspired me to follow the 14 day plan as much as possible ...more
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Another option for those trying to do better. Find what works best for you.
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