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May 1934

Diet in Sinus Infections and Colds.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(5):1170. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960120228020

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This book, dedicated to the author's father, Dr. Karl Ullmann, is a worthy attempt to adapt the principles of diets used in other fields to the successful treatment of the common cold and of sinus infections. The diet, in the author's clear wording, "is directed to counteract acidosis, to increase the effect of calcium in the system and to prevent an eventual lack of vitamines."

There are twenty-one chapters, with an excellent bibliography. ' The first four chapters deal briefly and clearly with regional anatomy, general advice, food and civilization and the influence of various foods on human metabolism. Chapters 5 to 12, excluding chapter 6, treat of the influence of various proteins, carbohydrates, fats and condiments on acidity or alkalinity. Here one is advised of the high, unbalanced acidity of one's general daily diet as forced on one by presentday marketing. Particularly good are chapters 6 and 12. The former

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