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In Balance for Life
A Guide to Understanding and
Maximizing Your Body's pH Factor

Alex Guerrero

A Review by Burton Danet, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (retired) and Co-Founder, A Better Community For All (ABC4All)

From the introduction --
Today, it is practically impossible to go anywhere without hearing about how our country is facing a health crisis of major proportions - the prices of drugs are skyrocketing; millions of citizens go without health insurance; and a third of our population already suffers from some form of degenerative disease. While our politicians, economists, and health experts argue about how best to face this problem, few, if any, seem to have any realistic long-term solution.

There is, however, an answer. It is a solution that isn't complicated, doesn't require billions of tax dollars, and doesn't need a giant bureaucratic overseer. The answer is... good health. If fewer people needed pills to lower blood pressure, decrease cholesterol levels, or stimulate their love lives, think about the impact it would have on our health-care system. If fewer people suffered from the severe pain of arthritis, rheumatism, and other degenerative diseases, think how much emptier doctors' offices would be. And if the incidence of cancer started to drop sharply, consider how much less sorrow and grief there would be in our lives.

The sad truth is that health is something the majority of people in this country are lacking. The incidence of chronic illness is at an all-time high. Just as alarming, even among people who don't have any obvious symptoms of disease, lack of energy seems to be epidemic. Certainly, it is the number-one complaint among my patients, as well as the patients of my colleagues. Yet, paradoxically, at no time in history has such a wealth of health information been available to us, as evidenced by the abundant supply of books, newsletters, magazines, seminars, and websites all devoted to providing health information. So why are we so unhealthy as a nation? And, more importantly, what can be done about it?

That's what this book is all about. I wrote it to answer these questions, and to empower you with the information you need to reclaim and maintain your health and vitality, now and for the rest of your life. After years of careful research, study, and observation, I can say with absolute confidence that the solution to our health problems does exist and that it can be summarized in one word -- Balance!

"In Balance for Life" will teach you:

* The full extent of our nation's health-care crisis, and the primary factors that contribute to it.

* The absolute essentials for achieving excellent health, and the means by which you can easily ensure that they become part of your daily life.

* The important role that the pH factor plays in health and overall balance of the body; the reason that this role is misunderstood or ignored by most health-care practitioners; and the reason why unhealthy pH levels - a disruption of proper acid-alkaline balance - are at the root of all disease conditions.

* Why the foods you eat are the key to good health, and how you can take charge of your health by knowing what foods to eat, how you should prepare these foods, and exactly when these foods should be consumed.

* The nutritional supplement program that will take your health to the next level.

* Guerrero's 14-Day Diet Plan to quick-start your journey to vibrant vitality.

If you are ready to reclaim your health, order Alex Guerrero's book now!


The internet is filled with information. Whatever the interest, choose a keyword and you will be busy. Sometimes the references are overwhelming, and usually it is only possible to examine a few. It is difficult to know what information to trust. On the surface, much of what the search yields may seem quite apropos to the interest that led to the search. But relying on such results can also result in contradictory information and concepts that may challenge the validity or reliability of the information sought. Even the best of researchers may not always be able to detect the truth or the points of view that address and satisfy the issue of concern.

In a day of information overwhelm easily supported by the internet, it is important, sometimes, to look for a very concentrated and authentic approach addressing a given issue. Health is one of those issues. Whatever the interest regarding any aspect of health, there will be a plethora of information to behold. In the case of In Balance For Life: A Guide to Understanding and Maximizing Your Body’s pH Factor, by Alex Guerrero, there is no need to look elsewhere for reliable information.

Alex Guerrero has many years of expertise in the health field that superbly qualify him to write what can be considered an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive approach with information proven, again and again, to lead people to improve their level of health. At A Better Community For All (ABC4All), we have coined the term, “Health Height™” to designate the level of health that can be achieved in today’s difficult and challenging world filled with contaminants that threaten our well being. Given all the hazards facing us, as for example, those contained in processed foods with known harmful ingredients (preservatives, color dyes, artificial flavorings, unhealthy sweeteners, etc.) that proliferate in small and large grocery stores and those in hazards that bombard us from just about everywhere in the environment, modern civilization is increasingly confronted with health challenges not so easily overcome.

Guerrero describes the problems that plague society and the environment very quickly. We do not need more and more documentation. It is a well-known fact, just as he cites, that health care in our modern world has sorely failed to meet growing health crises of one sort or another (e.g., obesity or, better, “globesity”). When children as young as age two are given a label such as “diabetes mellitus,” we can surmise that what children are being fed may be tantamount to child abuse. Lack of education and proper exposure to helpful information may be key here, a problem squarely countered by Guerrero’s book. The poor levels of health achieved by so many in the population can be reflected in psychological dysfunction, sociopathic and psychopathic, even outright criminal behavior. 

Witness the reversal of such trends in the “Miracle in Wisconsin:”

“A revolution has occurred. It's taken place in the Central Alternative High School. The kids now behave. The hallways aren't frantic. Even the teachers are happy.


“The school used to be out of control. Kids packed weapons. Discipline problems swamped the principal's office. But not since 1997. What happened? Did they line every inch of space with cops? Did they spray valium gas in the classrooms? Did they install metal detectors in the bathrooms? Did they build holding cells in the gym? Afraid not. In 1997, a private group called Natural Ovens began installing a healthy lunch program.


“Huh? Fast-food burgers, fries, and burritos gave way to fresh salads, vegetables "prepared with old-fashioned recipes," and whole grain bread. Fresh fruits were added to the menu. Good drinking water arrived. Vending machines were removed. As reported in a newsletter called Pure Facts, "Grades are up, truancy is no longer a problem, arguments are rare, and teachers are able to spend their time teaching.


"Principal LuAnn Coenen, who files annual reports with the state of Wisconsin, has turned in some staggering figures since 1997. Drop-outs? Students expelled? Students discovered to be using drugs? Carrying weapons? Committing suicide? Every category has come up ZERO. Every year. Mary Bruyette, a teacher, states, "I don't have to deal with daily discipline issues. I don't have disruptions in class or the difficulties with student behavior I experienced before we started the food program." One student asserted, "Now that I can concentrate I think it's easier to get along with people" What a concept---eating healthier food increases concentration.


“Principal Coenen sums it up: "I can't buy the argument that it's too costly for schools to provide good nutrition for their students. I found that one cost will reduce another. I don't have the vandalism. I don't have the litter. I don't have the need for high security.”

The example, “Miracle in Wisconsin,” can and must be repeated over and over. There will result healthier students, healthier teachers, healthier families and, ultimately, healthier communities which benefit from such improvements, one person at a time, just as Guerrero points out. To this end, A Better Community For All (ABC4All) has collaborated with Huck-Fin Environmental Education  (HFEE) to create a comprehensive, community-based solution to work on correcting such societal ills:

“Community Health, Exercise and Nutrition for All (CHEN4All).”

In Balance for Life will be required reading for CHEN4All students, parents, teachers, administrators, and everyone in the community who will support this effort. In just 162 pages, Alex Guerrero teaches us all we need to know. It is not necessary, though it may be helpful, for everyone to consult with health care professionals. Following the guidelines offered in this book will, consistently, lead to health improvements. The result? Repeated miracles of behavior improvement, with less in the way of emotional disturbance and dysfunctional behavior.

On page 101, the conclusion of the chapter on “Getting Back in Balance” reads:  

“…the over-acidity that plagues our nation today has its roots in the many acidifying foods that make up the standard American diet.  By simply changing your diet to one that emphasizes alkalizing foods and following the guidelines presented in this chapter, you can significantly reduce the toxic burden of acidosis both easily and safely.”

The result? “Greater energy and freedom from disease symptoms,” an achievement leading to “a turnaround in health by making simple dietary changes.” Is it worth it? The obvious answer: Only if you truly want to be healthy, decrease health-care costs, live longer and better.  The sooner such goals become part of everyone’s consciousness, the more likely Guerrero’s prediction can come true:

On page 160, Alex Guerrero states: “…once you start to experience the health benefits of this eating plan, you will never want to eat any other way.”

His final conclusion (p. 161) says it all:

“In the Introduction, I told you that I had the answer to our nation’s health-care crisis. Now that you have read this book, I hope you can see that we have the power to prevent the misery caused by chronic illness and disease. And we can also slow down and reverse the cost of maintaining our present health-care system—a system that is failing us. But this is the big picture. In order to make this happen, we have to begin with ourselves—one person at a time, one family at a time. the real answer to this crisis is what you can do about your own health, not what others can do when you are sick.”

Finally, the words of an ABC4All associate, Ms. Angie Austin, sum up very well why In Balance For Life make such an important and succinct contribution available for all:

“...the main thing that I have to say is that I like the overall layout of the book, the info presented is informative and very doable for ALL people--both vegetarians and non vegetarians, which is very important in our world today.  People will change their diets but many meat eaters will continue to eat their meat at least several times a week if not at least once a day.

“Many ethnic groups and men, especially, fall into this group....I especially like the section on how to make your own sprouts for people who have never done that before. I find the recipe section also very doable without having to change your kitchen completely or purchase a lot of new and different foods or gadgets to get started and do it....that also is helpful for most people. 

“The other books I've read can be very overwhelming and expensive for the average person and most folks just aren’t going to go to that extreme for something that is completely new or foreign to them...those that do, often have a life-threatening health reason and it is a necessary all-out fight to re-establish balance.

“I did run across a typo on pg 55 -first line- it is "vial of blood" not "vial of bottle".....

“I have read several books on alkalizing, diet etc.... and now Alex Guerrero's.  I believe that this one, In Balance for Life, is the best so far to help the average person make the transition to a new way of perceiving health and striving to reach optimum balance and health…I feel that Alex Guerrero's book will be able to bridge the many diverse cultures and differences in health philosophy and diet in a less threatening, more helpful way for the many different Americans and multi-cultural international world community…Alex Guerrero's work …is something that can be embraced and put into action by all different kinds of people everywhere most easily.

“There is also a lot of basic education and straight-forward instruction in the book for those people who have never investigated alternative medicine in any way. It is presented in a way that is practical and easy to test, evaluate, and use in the daily life. I am glad that it finally is available to the public.”


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