The best reference book I have on acid/alkaline balance is Acid and Alkaline by Herman Aihara, published by the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation, Oroville, California.
Maile Pouls PhD is a clinical nutritionist with a world-wide practice, the majority treated by long-distance consultation. She is co-founder of the Health Enhancement Center in Santa Cruz, California. (408.477.1100). You might want to look at her article on Digestive Problems in the magazine Alternative Medicine Digest , issue 18.
Dr Werbach: In Healing With Food , Harper Collins, p135, there is a caveat re. supplementation with omega-6 fatty acids in cases of temporal-lobe epilepsy. This caution is based upon a single study (Vaddadi KS: "The use of gamma-linolenic acid and linoleic acid to differentiate between temporal lobe epilepsy and schizophrenia" in Prostaglandins Med 6: 375-79, 1981
Barry Sears, is the biochemist author of two books ( The Zone and Mastering the Zone ) about a state of metabolic well-being achieved through dietary manipulation to keep glucagon and insulin in balance, and to produce "good" eicosanoids
You can find this information in Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F Balch MD and Phyllis A Balch CNC (Avery publishing Group).
Re ALA (alpha lipoic acid), you might read Dr Jay Lombard (a neurologist at Einstein) and Carl Germano (nutritionist at Solgar). Their book The Brain Wellness Plan (Kensington Books) explains a lot about ALA.
Read The Four Pillars of Healing by Leo Galland MD, the advocate of "Integrative Medicine" featured in the article. It has excellent information on essential fatty acids, explains why yeasts and parasites may very well be more ubiquitous than formerly
I'm not an advocate of Udo Erasmus' book Fats that heal, fats that kill . I haven't read it, although I believe he condemns margarine (as do all informed nutritionists), condemns butter and cream (bad for heart patients; essential for growing children; probably indispensable for myelin repair, hence those on the ketogenic diet).
continue to Roberta's story
return to Roberta's diet
(checked: 15 November 2002)
(update 1.2: 18 July 2002)
(issue 1: 27 March 1998)