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Biobalance: The Acid/Alkaline Solution to the Food-Mood-Health Puzzle Paperback – November 1, 1988

ISBN-13: 978-0943685052 ISBN-10: 0943685052

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Life Sciences Pr (November 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943685052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943685052
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Get well, then get angry!

Panic attacks, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia, candidiasis, Epstein-Barr syndrome, food allergies, food cravings/addictions, weight maintenance problems, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), "undiagnosable/undifferentiated" aches and pains, and hypochondria are typically not "psychological" or "stress-related" in origin. Consequently, "talking things over" with so-called qualified mental health experts will do you little if any good. These disorders are caused instead by subtle but easily detectable biochemical or metabolic imbalances which can be corrected nutritionally, but not in the way the holistic or mainstream medical communities would have you believe. In my book, BioBalance: Using Acid/Alkaline Nutrition to Solve the Food-Mood-Health Puzzle, I'll show you why this is the case. Moreover, I'll also show you how you can use nutrition to counter-effect the health problems plaguing you; problems which have more than likely been plaguing you for years, have cost you thousands of dollars, and have eluded the medical, psychological and nutritional experts.

Sadly, these experts have arrived at an impasse at your expense. The media are glutted with books, tapes, CDs and TV talk shows where the experts compete for your attention by hawking contradictory advice and solutions: "Eat more protein!" "Eat more complex carbohydrates!" "Eat less fat!" "Don't be so afraid of fat!" "Brown rice and vegetables are the solution!" "The B-complex vitamins are 'pick-me-ups.' Take them!" "Herbals and botanicals - the new revolution. Take them!" "Zone out!" "Zone in!" etc.. In actual fact, each of these solutions is only a partial solution which applies to only a small sector of the population. The reason for this consists of the fact that we humans are genetically engineered to metabolize foods in radically different fashion. Hence while some people will thrive on a vegetarian diet, and on one and only one subset of supplemental vitamins and minerals (I refer to these individuals as alkaline metabolizers), this very same diet and set of supplements will worsen the health of other individuals (acid and mixed mode metabolizers) who will need to eat (much maligned) red meat, and must take another subset of vitamin and mineral supplements. Some individuals (typically some women) must eat in one fashion during one period of time, and switch to a complementary nutritional regimen during another period in order to achieve ongoing, uninterrupted, optimal metabolic performance which characterizes peak physical and mental health. (Incidentally, this is the counter-effecting nutritional strategy for premenstrual syndrome or PMS. PMS is not caused by "stress" or other "psychogenic" factors as the American Psychiatric Association would have you believe.)

While my book references controlled studies, its text contains easy-to-understand explanations and analogies. Most importantly, I will show you how to: 1. see through the massive confusion and illogic which fuels the thinking of the nutritional, psychological and holistic communities; 2. easily identify your personal metabolic type; 3. choose the nutritional regimen (or regimens) appropriate for you, and thereby reduce or eliminate your underlying metabolic imbalance. Comprehensive lists of foods are also provided, as are sample dietary regimens. Perhaps of equal significance is the fact that most if not all of these regimens are easy to follow and impose few if any constraints on day-to-day activities.

About the Author

Dr. Rudolf A. Wiley holds a doctorate in biological physics, and has spent more than 25 years researching the impact of nutrition upon metabolism. His work has to date assisted thousands of individuals in achieving optimal wellness.

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92 of 99 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 2000
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Dr. Rudolf A. Wiley's book (BIOBALANCE: Using Acid/Alkaline Nutrition to Solve the Food-Mood-Health Puzzle) is nothing short of revolutionary. It deconflicts virtually all of the contradictory advice being dispensed to the public by the nutritional community; advice which promotes nutritional regimens ranging from low fat/high fiber vegetarianism at one extreme, to high protein/high meat fare at the other.
As this review is being written (May 2000), the debate among the so-called nutrition experts rages. Characteristically, it has been forced to fever pitch by the recent clash between Dr. Richard Adkins (an advocate of the high protein diet), and much of the mainstream dietary community (advocating low fat, high complex carbohydrate fare). As illustrated in his book, Dr. Wiley has resolved this debate in addition to others being waged within the nutritional community by demonstrating that different individuals metabolize foods in different fashion. Specifically, he has shown that while some individuals will thrive on regimens similar to the regimen advocated by Dr. Adkins, other individuals will require low fat, high complex carbohydrate fare. (For biochemical reasons made clear in his book, Dr. Wiley classifies the former and latter as acid and alkaline metabolic types respectively.) Conversely, Dr. Wiley has demonstrated that each of these regimens can be catastrophic to both physical and mental health when inappropriately applied. Hence, metabolic compatibility is the key to matching or pairing each individual with his or her biocompatible nutritional regimen in the quest for optimal performance.
Dr. Wiley has gone on to show that some individuals (most notably, some premenopausal women) metabolize in different fashion at different times during a monthly cycle.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 2001
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I am an M.D. with a holistic practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I underwent BioBalance Therapy via phone under Dr. Wiley's care several years ago for a constellation of problems revolving around depression, anxiety, obesity and insomnia. It took Dr. Wiley less than 20 minutes to decipher my metabolic type, and 3 additional sessions (1 per month) to essentially eliminate my problems with my biocomptaible nutritional regimens (I am a bipolar female - if you read the book, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about). I routinely tell other M.D.s about BioBalance, but the overwhelming majority won't listen. They (as I once did) have the attention spans of a gnat; mesmerized in short-lived fashion by each worthless cure du jour that crosses their desks. It's truly criminal that the press and media have failed to pick up on this incredible (and thus far silent) revolution in health care. I often wonder how many more millions of people will have to needlessly suffer, and - yes, die - from lack of appropriate care. I have made BioBalance Therapy an integral part of my practice. I would urge you to read this incredible book, and to paraphrase the popular ad, "Just Do It!"
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Jenn VINE VOICE on May 25, 2003
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It wasn't until page 133 out of 198 internal pages did I finally get useful information on how the plan works. Prior to page 133 it was filled with repetitive comments on how Dr. Wiley funded his own research and has no more money. It also contained detailed drawbacks to other programs such as Fit for Life, Pritikin, and many more. His message was harsh and not well written.
I am well-read and have been told by those with a master's degree in nutrition that I understand the chemical process of nutrition better than they do. I say this to help the reader of this review understand that I was expecting a detailed book on 'The Acid/Alkaline solution to the Food-Mood-Health Puzzle" not a book on how bad other programs are and that more research isn't possible because the Dr. ran out of money.
This is the first negative review I've ever written as well.
I will continue looking to find a book that addresses the acid/alkaline issue.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 13, 2001
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I don't give a flying ---- about the theory behind biobalance or anything else. He presents basically two ways of eating. Acid and alkaline. I experimented with eating acidic and within a day I had deteriorated to the point where I nearly passed out on the freeway. I switched to eating alkaline and 80% of my symptoms disappeared within one day and haven't returned in over a year. It fixed problems I didn't know I had.
I thought all guys were supposed to blow their wives out of bed with gas. I thought BM's were supposed to come in 1000 pieces. I thought you were supposed to have heartburn every night. I thought you were supposed to feel like doo-doo in the AM. I am now a meat eatin' fat chewin' carnivore and proud of it.
Don't eat according to a theory. Don't eat according to your cravings. Pay attention to what happens to your body after you eat certain foods. I know exactly how to bring all my symptoms back, I've done it a few times just to see what would happen. Just today I ate some oatmel cookies and nearly fell off the couch. Oh well, It'll be steak again tonight and all will be well.
His idea of which foods are acid and which are alkaline differs from every alternative book I've read. I really don't care though. I've tried the others, even all raw, no bueno, for ME.
On another level, the success I had with this gives me hope that there are true answers out there in life. There are things that actually work. I have desperately spent a lot of money on things that don't work. I don't know how the sellers of some of these products/ systems live woth themselves. You start thinking all kinds of wacky ideas when you're desperate. You start thinking there are no answers to anything.
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