I did it! My Book is out today! Thank you!

by Julie on February 29, 2016

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Thank You! Thank you for reading this blog over the years and supporting me with my new passion for inspiring health.  Without YOU and this blog I would not be the author of an alkaline book.  Honestly, it just wouldn’t have happened.  But because it has I can now check this off my bucket list!  It’s been a dream of mine ever since I succeeded in healing my bulging disc with an alkaline lifestyle to share with the world just exactly how I did it!

To celebrate, my publisher Penguin Random House of Canada and I have 3 books to give away, yippee! Keep reading for the details:)

When you get a chance to flip thru and read my book you will quickly see that I created it in away that would make you really want to embrace an alkaline lifestyle because it’s so darned pretty and with all the wonderful recipes it is also going to be a tasty journey!  But most of all I wanted it to be as simple as possible.  So I created a 4 step program to help you choose how and where in your journey to begin alkalizing your lifestyle.

In the Inspire Stage you can gently lean into the lifestyle by adding most any recipe from the book to your daily routine.  This will slowly crowd out some of the less desirable acidic foods. In this stage you gentle begin to balance your plate and slowly release acidity from the body.

In the Desire Stage you can decide to dive right into a juice feast to jump start your alkaline journey which is what I did because I was in serious pain with my bulging disc.  In this stage you are being more aggressive in releasing the acids by flushing with volumes of alkaline fluids.

In the Aspire Stage you will continue from the juice feast or enter here if you decide you want to dig deep and begin with a 90-95% ratio of alkalizine solid foods because you may not be ready for a juice feast.  You could always do the juice feast later.  In this stage you are further alkalizing to further excavate acids from deeper within your tissues.

And lastly in the Acquire Stage you will settle in with a 75% alkaline foods to 25% acidic foods as a daily lifestyle and enjoy the recipes to create a balanced plate for each of your meals.  In this stage you are living a sustainable alkaline lifestyle and are pretty much free from your symptoms of ill health.

These are guides that provide lots of flexibility for you as you navigate a lifestyle shift for a more alkaline body and a healthy vibrant YOU!

You will also find a wonderful alkaline food chart in the book that will help you with your food choices. But really…the most important thing to remember is to add greens to each meal of the day. It’s as simple as remembering this which equates to perhaps a green juice or green smoothie or even greens powders added to your breakfast. And for lunch, add a nice big salad. For dinner just add another salad as well as some warmed vegetables and you will be alkalizing your lifestyle while crowding out some of the acidic foods that used to be on your plate!

This below is a bonus chart from the book that will show you just what a typical day is like for a juice feast.  It’s the best thing that I ever did for my health and I still engage in juice feasts a few times a year because I love them and I love how I feel afterwards.  Feel free to pin this to Pinterest with the button at the bottom of the post so you have it for handy reference or share it with a friend or you can print it out and post it on your fridge for when you are ready to dive in!

3 day cleanse (1 of 1)

If you choose to buy the book I would love to hear your thoughts and how you plan to use it to reclaim your optimal well being.  I’d also be thrilled to hear how you like the recipes and if you have favourites or if you make modifications for you and your family.  I created this book for YOU and I really hope you are as excited to use it as I imagined you’d be!

Now, if you keep an eye out on my Instagram for updates on my book launch tour you’ll also see tips and recipes for delicious alkaline food.  I’ll also be posting to Facebook if that’s where you are sometimes too!

Okay so NOW for the chance to win a copy of the book, Yay!

So there’s three ways to win:

  1. Be the first to leave me a comment on the blog and we will have a copy sent to you.  I will reply to your comment to get your mailing address.
  2. I will be doing a random draw for a winner in 7 days for those of you that are subscribed to the blog. If you aren’t subscribed yet this is the time as all new and existing subscribers will be entered. Look for the subscribe button on the top right of this page. By subscribing you will be the first to receive new blog posts about once a month with delicious recipes to keep you alkaline.
  3. Visit the alkaline sister Facebook page here and LIKE the page and you will be entered to win a copy of my book of which I will draw the winner in 7 days.

Good luck and again…thank you so very much for being a part of this journey.  It means the world to me that you are here and are choosing to make a difference in your own health. You inspire me to do more, be more and inspire more alkaline goodness!

Until next week…wish me luck with all these media engagements!

A green smoothie cheer to you :)



oh and ps. if you live in Victoria/Sidney area there are still seats available at my next book launch presentation this Friday, March 4th courtesy of Tanner’s Books. Details under Book tab in the menu or at www.tannersbooks.com



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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie Aylesworth March 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

Congratulations!!! Your book will become a workbook of sorts for all who wish to change their eating habits and their digestive wellbeing. I have already ordered a copy of your book and would love to win a copy for my niece. She, like myself, lives a very healthy lifestyle and would be very happy to have your book. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

AdrienMelaine March 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Congratulations on your published work! It Must feel surreal to hold it!

I would love to get a copy of this book – I love cookbooks that remind me of home – especially ones that promote the healthy lifestyles that are so commonplace on the Island.

Natalie March 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Looking forward to reading more about your blog/journey! Hoping to read more in your book as well – Congratulations on that great achievement.

Kelli March 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm

I have been waiting for this day!! Woo Hoo!! Congrats Julie!!! I can’t wait to get a copy in my hands!!

Krystal B March 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm

I have to say this is absolutely the prettiest cookbook I have come across in a very long time. I’ve been toying with the idea of adopting an alkaline lifestyle for a myriad of reasons, and I spent my evening wandering through the shelves at Chapters looking for inspiration. Well, that was my intention, anyways, as I was immediately drawn to your book and promptly sat on the floor with it to dig deeper through the pages.

It’s now on my wishlist for things to buy when I can afford some niceties. I’m so grateful for your blog to read in the meantime!

Thank you for your beautifully presented, thoughtful and enriching advice, gorgeous recipes, and fresh inspiration. Congratulations Julie, you truly deserve it!!

Angelika March 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Hi, great that your book is our, i really enjoiy reading your blog and love also very much the graphical style

kind regards

Michèle March 4, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Hi! Your beautiful book sounds just what I am after for my daughter who has just being diagnosed with a huge health issue. I hope she will read this. :)

Karen March 5, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Hi Julie :-) I bought your book today – it’s beautiful and I’m feeling sooo inspired! Im happy I found you!

Christina Gillespie March 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Congratulations on finishing the book! It looks great.

Carol March 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

Don’t know if the contest is over but I would love your new book.

Ana Quintana March 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

I can’t wait to read this! Your blog has inspired me in so many ways. Congratulations!

Teresa March 9, 2016 at 4:11 am

I cant see My comment i wrote , Who won? ??

Erin March 9, 2016 at 11:29 pm

Just discovered your blog via a post on Instagram and am excited, as I am working on alkalizing my diet currently. Would love a copy of your book! And co grays on its release!

Gretchen Goel March 10, 2016 at 8:11 am

Hi Julie! I don’t know if you remember me but I sat next to you at the first Food Blog Forum in Orlando. I can’t remember what year it was…? I’d love a copy of your book. It looks beautiful!!

Alisa Pfeifle March 10, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Hi Julie,
I love your website!! It was so wonderful to come across your lovely photographs of the wonderful recipes you have created!!! I felt so uplifted and encouraged to try them and help improve my family’s lifestyle :) And then to discover how delicious they are! Wow!!! I ordered your book from amazon and am so thankful to you for creating such a loving, inspiring, encouraging and yes BEAUTIFUL book. I find myself creating the meals with love and joy, knowing I am helping myself, my family and the planet :) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
(I left a comment on amazon.ca and hope it encourages others to buy your book!)
Alisa P.

Aman March 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Hello Julie. I bought your book few days ago here in Toronto. I have yet to see a more colourful and better presented book than yours. As for the information- detailed, scientifically oriented, precise. Pictures and recipes’ are added bonus. Enjoying reading and looking at it. Congratulations on this great work.

Carol March 16, 2016 at 4:40 pm

I would love your new book. It’s just what I need to get started on a clean new way of eating.

Julie March 17, 2016 at 11:30 pm

Thanks so much for your comment here and on Amazon, so grateful!

Julie March 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm

I just posted the winners on the blog, sorry so tardy, busy schedule! Thanks for commenting:)

Julie March 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm

I sure do! Many moons ago wasn’t it! Hope you are well:)

Julie March 17, 2016 at 11:44 pm

We juice daily and then add a smoothie or another breakky option as well:)

Julie March 17, 2016 at 11:46 pm

Amazon, Indigo as well as Barnes & Noble have it. Thank you:)

Tina March 19, 2016 at 3:55 am

Your book looks amazing, I got it last week and it is everything I expected it to be! One question,
Where would you place ghee ( organic grass fed ) on your alkaline chart?
Thanks so much,

Julie March 22, 2016 at 10:31 am

Thank you! I think it’s neutral or slightly acidic. Use in extreme moderation as it is concentrated fat from an animal and can add to inflammation in the body if you experience any ill conditions.The Book called The China Study speaks to this. All my best:)

Toni July 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Hi Julie, I came across your book in Indigo as I was looking for a gift for my sister-in-law. I loved it so much I bought one for myself! My sister-in-law and I are on an awesome journey of eating a more plant based diet and I found your book to be not only visually beautiful but very inspiring too. I love to prepare beautiful and healthy food for my family and friends and I am very excited to try your amazing recipes. Your book was my first exposure to the importance of eating alkaline foods and I found it very informative and eye-opening and I am hoping it will be the answer to my issues with fatigue. I have never posted a comment on any site before, but I loved your book so much and the positive messages within it, that I felt compelled to let you know. Congratulations! Keep inspiring!

Julie July 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Awe Thx Toni, one of the nicest comments ever!! I hope you feel optimally well soon :) Please tell two friends so more people can be well :)

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