|The pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight
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DESCRIPTION: Weight loss is not about fat; it's about acid. So forget fat grams, cholesterol, carbs, and calories: reaching your ideal weight is simply a matter of maintaining the delicate pH balance of the blood. And with his 7-step diet and exercise plan, Dr. Young will help you change your shape and shed those pounds once and for all. How- ever many pounds you need to lose before you reach your ideal, healthy weight--10, 30, 100--multiply it by two. That's the maximum number of days it will take to reach your goal with the plan. This revolutionary program explains which foods will help you obtain the best results and how the right type of water can make a big difference. Including a specific exercise plan and menus with delicious recipes, readers will balance their body chemistry and lose those extra pounds for good.
Building on the success of their first book, the best-selling The pH Miracle, in this book Dr. Young and his wife turn their attention to what is considered by many health experts as America¡¯s number one health crisis¡ªthe growing numbers of people who are seriously overweight or obese. Contrary to other popular weight loss books, most notably those, such as The Atkins¡¯ Diet and The South Beach Diet, that tout a low-carbohydrate approach to achieving weight loss, the Youngs maintain that the primary culprit behind excessive weight gain, as well as many other health problems, is a chronic state of acidity in the body (a pH value below 7.1). Shifting the body¡¯s chemistry to a more alkaline pH, they maintain, will quickly and easily result in the loss of excess weight and the buildup of more lean muscle tissue.
The goal outlined by the Youngs in this book is to replace dieting with a 12-week, seven-step program that is intended to not only rejuvenate the entire body by replacing current blood cells with blood cells "at the peak of health," but also to create an ongoing lifestyle that will permanently keep off the pounds that were shed during the 12-week period. In addition to a rich section on eating tips to create more alkalinity in the body (complete with an extensive list of recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus), the book also covers the importance of adequate water drinking, proper exercise, important nutritional supplements, learning how to manage thoughts and emotions that can contribute to acidity, goal-setting, and, for optimum results, a two-week cleansing program. In support of the program, the book also includes a collection of testimonials from people who have achieved significant weight loss on the program¡ªfurther backed up by before-and-after photographs. With an increasing number of health professionals now emphasizing the importance of proper pH to overall health, the information this book presents is both timely and fairly easy to implement. Larry Trivieri Jr.
- Must read book!!
I thought this book was very helpful and informative. I am a true believer in the pH miracle weight loss. I have already lost 10lbs....more info
- PH Miracle for Weight Loss
Finally! A detailed plan of diet that will serve excellent health for the lifetime! Not just a weight loss book, but a way to feel great, and detoxify the entire body. The weight is dropping, and energy is increasing after just 3 weeks! Thank you, Robert and Shelley Young....more info
- The Best I've Read
I've read a lot of diet (i.e. good health) books and tried a lot of diets. This is one of the best simply because of the evidence put forth regarding his work with blood under the microscope. It has explained to me why so many other things have worked well for regaining good health. The Hallelujah Diet is very heavy on the green drinks and promotes a similar diet minus the alkaline water. Linus Pauling promoted ascorbic acid (vitamin C). While vitamin C is an acid it forms an alkaline ash in the body thereby making it alkaline for dietary purposes. Lemons and fresh lemon juice added to water are highly recommended in this book because of their high ascorbic acid content. If you haven't been feeling on top of life you ought to give this a try....more info
- Too Much Marketing and Unrealistic Promises
The book starts out telling people that they can lose 1/2 lb per day if they follow the cleansing diet. There is no miracle in this! If you starve yourself on a bunch of supplements and shakes, of course you will lose weight fast! Of course, you will probably gain it back after you begin eating again. I gave the book 2 stars because there is some valuable information on the acid/alkaline foods. Other than that, I say save your money. I wish I did!!...more info
- For anyone looking for changes
I want to clear up several things that I've seen in the other reviews:
1. Robert Young does *not* own InnerLight. He developed the products and sold the company some years ago. I've been to see him speak, and during that presentation he told us how to skip the supplements, like he does in the book, and mix baking soda in water and make sure that 90% of what we're eating is alkaline. In the book he even tells you how to choose a supplement or how to mix your own.
2. No one *has* to do the 3-week fast. He shows you the rapid way (3-week fast) but also how to make gradual changes to your everyday lifestyle. He presents a plan for those that are looking to change their lives slowly and those that are looking to change their lives drastically. Both are in the book.
3. And it is a lifestyle, this is not a diet. This is showing you how to change your life style.
4. He does *not* advocate staying away from all fats, or fatty acids. In fact, he proposes that we don't get enough of the right fats (omegas, cold pressed oils, etc.) and we eat all of the wrong ones (trans fats).
5. Robert Young got his degree from the Clayton College of Natural Health, yet he was able to work as a microbiologist for many years. I do not liken his degree to a person who got a degree in Wicker Basket Weaving and is now purporting to be an expert on home repair, or someone who got some other useless degree, hasn't worked in the field, yet continues to refer to themselves as an expert on the subject.
6. If the idea that alkalinizing is so goofy, how is it that other people are also publishing books on the same topic?
Having said all that, it's clear to me that there are people looking to make a change and looking to apply effort, and there are those who want to continue to make excuses and complain about how they feel and look. The former can do nothing about the latter.
I am on the greeny supplements. I know they aren't cheap, but since I stopped eating at McDonalds and Wendy's, I don't notice the cost at all. In fact, my body no longer wants many things it used to gorge on when it was acidic, and buying green things at the grocery store is usually much cheaper than going out for cheeseburgers and sub sandwiches.
My first six months on the greens led to a 10-inch loss around my waistline. I lost the taste for sugars, junky sweets, crap from the vending machine. I lost these 10 inches, but only 20 pounds. And I hadn't exercised, yet my muscles got bigger. I shrank out of all my clothes! Now that I've read this book, I am ready to implement the other lifestyle changes that are recommended (i.e. exercise and EFAs). I am not as concerned about my weight as I am concerned about feeling good, but if that means I look good too, I'm not going to turn it down.
There are numerous sources for these supplements; I happen to like InnerLight for the greens, but AlkaVision.com seems to have good drops, and I've seen other products in the health food stores. For people who don't have money for supplements, remember that, in the book, it says to do as much as you can. Using the cost of supplements as a way to completely dismiss the book reeks of "excuses" to me, and maybe some people just aren't ready to make changes....more info
My opinion is the food plan will work but this book is not laid out well. I found myself going back and forth trying to locate the info I needed. The book refers to info in previous written books which I do not own. This info should be included in this book! The first 4 chapters tend to cover the science aspect of the diet...For me a simple statement would do since I don't have any interest in the rest or even understand most of it to be simply honest.
Moving ahead...I did begin the cleanse process, only using 1 of the supplements suggested...(taking herbal lax's 3 x's daily is not healthy in my opinion so I chose not to use that portion of the cleanse) I did lose 6.5# my first week.
Even though I have had success with the cleanse part of the diet, I am disappointed in the book as a whole. ...more info
- Take it slow if you have other health problems!
I also read the Ph Miracle book by Dr. Young. Both books were written well and easy to understand. I do feel that the sequencing of the book isn't very user friendly when I was trying to look up meals for the cleanse compared to the meals for after the cleanse. The cleanse was very hard on my body. I was only able to stay on it for 5 days. They recommend the cleanse for 2 weeks if you have less than 50 pounds to loose and 3 weeks for more than 50 pounds to loose. I was in such pain last night and had such terrible anxiety that I almost admitted myself to the hospital. I believe that people need to be warned that the cleanse can be too harsh for some people. They really push you to buy their own products which are very expensive. There are many other sources for products that aren't as expensive. Do your research before you buy products from the Youngs.
I do feel that most of the book is very worthwhile and easy to understand for any person. His ideas have made me look at what I eat in a new light. I now grow my own wheatgrass and sprouts. I do believe that I have made a life time change for the better because of reading the Young's books.
- The pH Miracles Principles Work
If you want to drop a few pounds and gain better health in the process, read this book. Dr Robert and Shelley Young do an excellent job of teaching the why and the what and the how in an engaging book with plenty of real life examples. Then read a few more books about Alkaline water and pH Balance since you'll need to know more than this to lead a balanced life for the rest of your life.
- Bad Science
As soon as I read the body converts sodium into potassium I had to put the book down. This man is supposed to be a physician? Did he fail chemistry 101. Converting one element into another is a process that takes place in stars and nuclear reactors, not the human body. There are so many other inconsistencies through out the book that it is pure rubbish.
I have no doubt however; that someone following this plan would lose a tremendous amount of weight quickly. Your only food options are green vegetables and the occasional bite of fish. Not sustainable for long term health, but good for fast weight loss, which is what most people want anyway.
Oh and he compares the human body to the equestrian variety, suggesting that horses are muscular, and they don't eat meat, so humans don't need to eat meat to grow muscle either. If you want a good laugh this book is it. If you want fast weight loss this plan will get you there, but if you want health, try something else....more info
- The pH Miracle for Weight Loss
I had cancer,diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, high triglycerides,and high cholesterol. I was 285 lbs. I was taking all kinds of medacations and getting worse all the time.
After reading the book and following it's instructions for 6 months I,m off all my meds and I now weigh 200 lbs. The reason I ordered so many copies of this book is I'm sending the book to family members and close friends.The pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight...more info
- PH diet
A lot of chemistry and I like chemistry. I tried it for about a week (not long enough) and couldn't stick with it. I think the book needs more food lists and repititious on the listings. Tough diet to stick with. I think anyone would lose weight it you ate primarily veggies all the time. Not a bad idea don't get me wrong just not so easy to do....more info
- Best of the pH miracle books so far
I agree that this one surpasses those that came before it. Unlike another reviewer, I found this book difficult reading. I read very quickly, but it still took me a week to get through it all. The first 4 chapters are the obligatory why-my-diet-works-and-yours-doesn't portion that every diet book has, chapters 5-10 go into the nitty gritty of each individual component of the plan (water, beneficial fats, emotions/spirituality, excluded foods and included foods, supplements and exercise), and chapter 11 sums up the entire plan into a cohesive whole including sample menus. Chapter 12 is the recipe section. I give this book 4 stars because the program itself is quite complicated and requires a hefty monetary investment. It states numerous times throughout the book to implement the changes either all at once, or one at a time for a more modest lifestyle transformation. If you were to follow this program as outlined, you would invest $250-300 for a mini-trampoline (rebounder), $650 for a water ionizer (I'm not certain this is the best way to treat water), and hundreds on supplements (7 different ones, not including the green drinks and pH drops). I commend the authors for not including blatant marketing but at the same time listing names of distributors for those who need the help. I think alkalizing is the missing link not present in other diets, and it provides true help to those of us who haven't been able to lose previously. A sacrifice must be made in the name of health, so put down that milkshake and pick up a green drink. Overall this diet is effective, but a difficult one to implement fully considering today's hectic lifestyle and the pricetag involved. I wouldn't let that stop you from getting started on the program. Young may not have invented the wheel with regard to this program (others came before him), but he presents it in a comprehensive way that most can understand and follow (at least partially) in order to get results....more info
- makes extravagant claims without backing them up
The testimonials are certainly compelling. Lots of people have apparently lost a pound a day on this diet. Not too hard to believe when you consider that you eat only vegetables.
But Young makes some statements that seem completely unscientific. For example, he says that when bouncing on a mini-trampoline, "your cells will expand and contract." I'd like to see that under a microscope. He also says that sodium can convert into potassium in the body. Again, no sources are listed as proof.
If I'm going to spend all the time and money is takes to do this diet, I'd have to first be convinced that he knows what he's talking about. Too much of it reads like a sales brochure, not a scientifically sound program. ...more info
- Just a month into it....
I've only been following this diet/supplement routine for a few weeks, but have already lost 12 lbs.
It is rather extreme to some extent, but it is my opinion that if you are overweight and are having problems controlling food intake and the types of foods you eat...then this might be the diet (lifestyle change?) for you.
I can't eat what is not in the house.
I use some fish/poultry with each meal and a little rice...but mostly use veggies and olive oil. And trying various spices. Sometimes a salad...sometimes a stew or soup. Simple fare.
This diet change reminds me of the process of quitting cigarettes...which I managed a good while ago over maybe 2 yrs and 4-5 tries. Much of the effort is psychological in that the excess food intake was/is an attempt to cover up unhappy feelings and so forth...to get that sugar & "feeling full" high. And overeating is a kind of addiction where you try to maintain this "high".
Better to approach life from the other side...from hunger to simple satisfaction? Gives you a saner perspective on life?
And I think it generally becomes obvious to most people at a certain age that their poor diet is leading them down a slippery slope to some bad news.
You can actually save food money on this diet...and then use this money to purchase the supplements recommended.
You end up with the same or better energy...and can be more mentally clear.
But making a change of this kind is an ongoing process...you can learn a lot about yourself. Now about those pumpkin pies I bought....?...more info
- Should be Mandatory Reading
The pH Miracle knowledge is producing books that should be mandatory reading for all health, fitness and sports professionals; and everybody envisaging the well being of living beings. The concepts unlock the mysteries of fatness to replace the miseries of loss-gain cycles with the joy of being probably healthy for the first time since conception....more info
- Balance your pH
A new approach to understanding weight loss and gain, this book explains how to balance your body's pH for optimum health....more info
- shipping time frame
They should have shown how long it was going to take to get the book better, but it came in good condition....more info
- MAKES SENSE BUT..............
While I understand the science behind this book and have no doubt it will likely work, it is impractical for the average persons life style. It needs to be easier to work into a working persons day. I also appreciate the fact that information is given on other products and supplements etc. which would assist in the process. However, I find that purchasing their products though seemingly not necessary, to be an extraordinarily expensive investment. The prices they charge are not for the average consumer, so use subtitutes if you are going to do this, and buy from your local health food store. Examples would be to pass on their pH drops and use baking soda. In fact if you don't have money to burn pass on their products period!!!!!!!...more info
- Green, Green, the Grass is Green . . . on the FAR SIDE
I've been reading this book over the weekend. Another "Magic Pill" approach to weight loss - I've read and tried almost everything and have recently been reading more about pH balance in the body - so I wanted to know what this book had to say about it. It says a lot about it, actually, but unless you're prepared to turn your life upside down to follow a rather extreme regime to lose weight, this probably isn't for you.
The plan includes drinking lots and lots of alkalinized/ionized water each day, infusing this water with green powder (apparently dehydrated juice of grasses and other green vegies), taking many supplements and eating food (mostly green food) in a narrow range of varieties.
I think the water is probably a good idea - and am still pursuing that and what I learned about it in this book was helpful. I already juice fruits and vegetables so the idea of substituting some green powder for the real thing didn't get any kudos from me. Then taking a bunch of proprietary supplements . . . er-a-er-a . . . that's where he lost me. Sorry, Dr. Young, I'm going to pass this one by. ...more info
- Informative but too restrictive
I found the information helpful in understand the acid/alkaline science, but the proposed diet would be extremely hard to incorporate into ones life unless very motivated and dedicated to change....more info
- Too Complicated
The concept is very interesting, but by the time I read all the things I couldn't eat I was beginning to wonder what, if anything, I could eat besides drink water and a special kind of water at that. The recipes were way too involved and had ingredients I have never used and a lot I didn't recognize. Maybe I'm just too simple, but I need a simple plan otherwise I give up....more info
- Wake up and smell the Guacamole!
Do yourself a favor. Buy this book, and read it as though your life depended on it. Guess what? It does! You're not overweight, you're over acid. If that isn't bad enough, your acidic body is now prone to disease. The Young's explain this in a way that everyone can understand. I love the pictures on Pg. 51 that show what happens to our blood when we eat one meal of bacon and eggs. The book is so well written. You'll feel as though the Young's are standing in the room talking directly to you.
Dr. Young shows that best selling diets like Weight Watchers, Atkins, and South Beach make you acidic and can actually cause you to GAIN unwanted weight because your body produces fat to protect itself from the acid. (I don't imagine they made many friends in the diet industry). The book explains which foods are acidic and alkalizing and emphasizes the importance of hydrating, supplementing and exercising.
I thought I knew all about exercising until I read this book. Did you know that improper exercise can make you more acidic, thus make you MORE fat. Their exercise program is totally different than any I have seen before. It is amazingly simple and anyone can do it in 15 minutes a day. The old "no pain, no gain" is thankfully taboo.
The recipes range from simple to complicated with great variety and taste. Try to incorporate as much as you can into your daily life. Select the easy recipes in the beginning. Allow yourself the time to transition to a more alkalizing life style. There are great testimonials and real stories throughout the book. I found these to be very motivating.
For the first time, I understand why I am overweight, sick and tired. It finally makes sense. I am grateful for the information in this book. The rest is up to me. ...more info
- The PH Miracle for Weight Loss
I thought the book was well written, informative and well organized. Although I didn't end up adopting all the guidelines, I was able to successfully incorporate many of the principles in the book into my own food plans....more info
- Interesting and great tips!
Wow a whole new idea of what makes me gain weight! And it seems to be true! After 1 week of following the general ideas in this book I have lost 5 lbs!! ...more info
- Not just for weight loss.
The book does address weight loss throughout, however it also does a good job of educating the reader in how to balance and maintain pH balance in the body. There is a short chapter educating the reader on blood including slides of blood viewed by a microscope before and after the body is alkaline. If that doesn't convince us to embrace pH balance in the body then the slides of blood after being on the most popular diets will. The book details how different brands of bottled and munincipal water affect body pH. It expounds on the value of fat in the diet. A short chapter indicates optimum foods to eat followed by another short chapter on fitness. The supplements chapter is very well done and supports what I have learned after many years of informal study. There are nice encapsulations throughout the book and nicely done in Chapter 11 "Take Seven: Steps to Your Ideal Weight" pages 190 - 211.
This brings us to page 212 to 340 that includes recipes and recommended foods.
All in all, a good job of educating the reader without getting off point or being boring. I recommend this book for readers who want to understand the importance of pH balance in the body and lose weight....more info
- A Different Way of Eating
I bought this book because I felt it was time for some serious dietary changes. Though I didn't eat junk food, mostly unprocessed, organic whole foods, I always felt unwell (spacey, fatigued, depressed, chronic pain, etc.). Also gained lots of weight since menopause. Medical check-ups revealed nothing. I tried various supplements, diets, and fitness programs; but none helped me feel better or loose weight.
The pH program is real shift from the way I was used to eating. It took time to ease into it. I had to re-read some topics over again before they clicked (still working on it).
The first week I stayed with my regular diet, but added the green drink. I lost five pounds. The second week I started the "cleanse" phase. I lost another four. Best of all, the pain and brain fog have cleared. Also found myself de-junking and organizing my house, unplanned. When I tried to do that before it would overwhelm me. Not this time! I am entering my third week of the Cleanse. I won't say it's been easy. Old habits and cravings tempt me, but I've been able to persevere because I feel so much better.
The information in The pH Miracle for Weight Loss has been very helpful for me. But I gave it 4 stars because the index is not thorough enough. Some things I've read and want to check again aren't listed in the index. Frustrating.
- Achieving your ideal weight and optimal health!
Many diets may deliver results in the short term, but at the expense of your health. This book is about looking great and being truly healthy on the inside too. Dr. Young delivers information to help you change the way you approach eating and living. If you open your mind and think about it logically, it is so simple and makes so much sense. It is about choosing a healthy lifestyle and gaining the results of ideal weight, great skin, vitality, and an overall improvement in your health. Most importantly the food you will be eating tastes great and is easy to prepare. I highly recommend the raw soups and shakes. I would also recommend ordering a Vita-Mix to prepare them. Read the book, try the recipes, and change your health and weight forever!...more info
- Alkalize Your Way to Health
MediaCritic may not have gotten results because he/she most likely did not follow the protocol outlined in The pH Miracle for Weight Loss. MediaCritics "review" was more of an MLM bashing, attempting to divert people's attention to a false idea of schemes and scams rather than present the truth written in the book, The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, by an earnest microbiologist who has presented the age-old truth of health and vitality. Dr. Young brings to those who are sick and tired of being sick and tired and overweight an easy to understand book about how to make sense of why we become dis-eased and "fat" and how we can allow our body to do what it does naturally, heal itself.
I, for one, had Graves disease since 1973 and over the years underwent treatments with meds, meds and more meds, radioactive iodine, ending up Hypothyroid and at my wits end. My medical bills mounted even though I had health insurance (which I privately paid to the tune of thousands yearly). My health kept me from working at my fullest potential.
In 2001, at a time when I was ready to call it quits, I was introduced to The pH Miracle. I had nothing to lose and decided to give it a try. It's now 2005 and I've never felt better in all my life! I no longer take Synthroid. Anyone who knows anything about this med knows once on it, never again can you live without it or so the doctors say. I no longer carry health insurance at $1700.00 every three months, as I haven't used the deductible since I began alkalizing.
As for the weight loss, I went from 147lbs and am down to 125lbs, am 5'1". At age 55, many mistake me for being in my early 40's. Not only did I lose the weight and keep it off, but I also have incredible energy, vitality and joy!
You don't have to MLM it to enjoy the benefits of alkalizing and following a protocol that is life-saving. MediaCritic, sad to say, sounds very acidic. Don't let your life continue in an acid drain. Read the book, follow what it says and you may get the same wonderful results I and many others have gotten. Don't let some "media critic" burst your bubble before you give it a read. It's your health, don't give up. The truth will set you free!!!
11-5-05 Additon to original review
Anyone can lose weight on just about any diet but the question is "am I healthy"?
The Atkins diet works for weight loss but in my profession as a microscopist, the blood of those clients I've educated reflects the unhealthy state of that individual and the need for dramatic change before the damage becomes evident. Diet for weight loss and appearance only masks what's going on within the person's body which eventually manifests as ill health. This book gives a wholistic approach to dieting. With the information in this book one learns how to feel good, look good and be healthy all at the same time. What good is a slender, sleek figure when one is fermenting inside, that is, rotting from the inside out? Some have said that it is impractical for the average persons lifestyle but I ask: Is it impractical to live a healthy lifestyle? The book is so precise in how to benefit from the dietary changes suggested and the science is flawless! The heart of this book is such valuable information for anyone who has become discouraged from bouncing from diet to diet and professional to professional.
As for the supplements, some say it's too expensive so buy from a health store or vitamin shop. I've taken and compared price to size to QUALITY and have yet to find anything comparable. I've spent thousands on supplements only to find they were expensive urine and did very little to reverse my blood results. I've spent the least with these products as compared to others and gained the most healthwise.
I've had my own personal success with losing the weight as well as losing the medicines I used to take for thyroid challenges by using the protocol fromt this book. My mind is sharp. I feel like I'm 30 (although I'm 55) and many think I look 40! The steps I've taken in changing my lifestyle have been progressive and I find it wonderfully uplifting. Friends see the difference and I educate them as Dr. Young and his wife have done to the pH Miracle for Weight Loss and the pH Miracle for LIFE! I highly recommend this book not only for weight loss but for any health challenge they have experienced or are experiencing.
One of the reviewers here disputed Dr. Young: " 'birds reabsorb their urine into their bodies instead of eliminating it.' Again, not true." Just ask an old-fashioned farmer about chickens and their urine. I grew up in the South, knew farmers and still do and many won't even eat a chicken for this reason.
- This worked when nothing else did
This is a "plan to use for life" system--I feel better than I have for ten years and lost 15 lbs. the first month--without sugar cravings, which still astounds me....more info
- Great book and information!
Anyone who wants to live a heathly life owes it to their self to due some research. There are many reasons why Ph is so veyr important, there are doctors in other countries treating (curing...) cancer with Ph methods and yet the good ole' American Medical system doesn't allow any information on products that they can not profit from. Do your own research and you will confirm this.
Yes the book's diet will be extreme to most people, well duh, that's why most are overwieght, sick and dying because this is not their diet, this isn't on the fast food menus and no it's in a TV dinner, ye sit requires effort, you you can listen to the everyday doctors and just take some new pill to suppress the symtoms and get worse.. Eat healthly live longer, your choice you decide!...more info
- Understanding the Common Denominator for All Health and Dis-Ease!
For some time I have felt a growing need to write this review because, first, there have been some rather confused discussions about "The pH Miracle for Weight Loss" including the entire pH acid-alkaline balancing science. Yet, it is not complicated. The beauty is that Dr. Young's science has clearly articulated the infrastructure for understanding the long sought common denominator for all health, disease and dis-ease.
Second, I can see the handwriting on the wall. Dr. Robert O. Young and his extraordinarily talented wife and partner, Shelley Redford Young, are at the forefront of an obvious American revolutionary movement.
Both modest and soft-spoken leaders, the Youngs have become highly recognized spokespersons for a movement which includes an increasingly formal and cohesive fraternity of responsible Americans. This formidable group is pushing the allopathic medical industry, slowly and inexorably, toward defensive management decisions increasingly highlighted by arrogance and desperation. Fortunately for Americans, this misguided leadership is now operating in an increasingly transparent arena with less and less ability to hide their monstrous deceit.
In the 1930s, when Dr. Royal Rife reluctantly and cautiously demonstrated to members of the American Medical Association how he cured cancer, public awareness was miniscule to absent. At that time it took many months for information to be disseminated from city to city by telephone, newspapers and the fledgling radio industry.
Dr. Rife--not a medical doctor--cured 17 of 17 cancer patients in a closely monitored medical experiment in San Diego just as he had previously done with many hundreds of laboratory animals. Then, when physician members of the AMA and the medical establishment could not control the credit and the fruit of Rife's life-long labor, they were able to suppress and blackball for decades his incredible accomplishments. Unfortunately, the world knew little to nothing of what had transpired over a several decade period, and Dr. Rife died quietly and near penniless in Mexico in 1971. ([...])
Yet, "truth will out and dreams come surely true." Operating under the radar scope of the FDA, hundreds of Rife devotees now strive to replicate and improve the science that Rife discovered more than seven decades ago. The allopathic, government-controlled, medical establishment, working hand-in-hand behind the smoke-screen science funded by the pharmaceutical industry, sets forth substantial disinformation and policing efforts aimed at suppressing and denying the efforts of complementary and alternative medical research and clinical intervention such as Rife practitioners.
Likewise, the truth and beauty of Dr. Young's discoveries are increasingly difficult to hide from the scrutiny of all Americans. This is true despite the unscrupulous power which can and is often wielded by the pharmaceutical and medical industry.
For sure, the grasping, self-righteous and officious leaders of an increasingly pretentious and drug-oriented western medical science are now under the vigilant glare of massive, grassroots infrastructure and Internet communications technology. Because of mass communications, America's once proud medical industry is now increasingly understood for what it has sadly become and the depths to which much of this once professional industry has descended.
Once you, the reader, understand the power and control that the trillion dollar medical-pharmaceutical complex holds over the pocketbook of America, you will begin to understand the threat that trailblazers like Dr. Robert O. Young pose to this un-American medical nightmare and the shameful money-grab which hides behind the now vulnerable skirts of western medical science. No physical science has lost its way more than medical science funded by the pharmaceutical industry and its greedy and conflict-ridden research. And it is slowly being exposed for the incompetence by which it is permeated.
"The pH Miracle for Weight Loss" is an excellent publication that has two central stories: a) the pH Miracle phenomenon and b) a sure-fire method of losing weight.
Even if your only desire is to lose weight and not gain insight into New Biology which will change the face of 21st century medicine, this book is still for you. Once a person understands the diet and nutrition concept and is willing to give it a try, "The pH Miracle for Weight Loss" it is a very easy diet to follow (assuming you have your own kitchen) and virtually anyone can lose weight regardless of individual medical history, health, or constitutional anomalies. .
This writer also posted a much more comprehensive review at [...] under the book title of "The pH Miracle" which was published in 2002 and continues to sell very well and is now being translated throughout the world. Some people have found it more helpful to read that book first, although I think both are very valuable regardless of the order in which they are read.
As a psychologist with nearly 40 years of professional experience, I have spent literally thousands of hours talking with executives, managers, doctors, scientists, educators and leaders of all persuasions. I have been in the very fortunate and unique position of being able to step back and view the big picture more and more clearly.
If you have been paying even sporadic attention to the world of health, nutrition, and the conflict-of-interest-ridden field of "medicine," you must by now be aware that health care" or "health management" has for a long period been more accurately described as "sickness management." Medicine for tens of millions of Americans nowadays means that maybe you don't die--but you don't get better either.
To understand the backdrop of "The pH Miracle for Weight Loss," it is important to have an understanding of that which has occurred over the last 50 years in "health care" in America. In the hopes that some brief history and discussion will help you appreciate the value of the Young's life work, I will spell out some of the unhappy details for you.
1. The beloved family doctor who traveled to your home with his black bag totally disappeared many decades ago. Bedside medicine, education, counseling, and guidance has long given way to tests and machines which would usher in an explosion of diagnostic labels and related drug prescriptions. The Young's books is the embodiment of education and guidance in the finest medical tradition.
2. It is now difficult to locate a good "family physician" as doctors now sub-specialize in many dozens of new and expensive micro-systems of so-called medicine. For the most part, doctors tend to know more and more about less and less.
3. Formerly among the most revered of professionals, America has lost much respect for doctors and lawyers who are now making a career on the coattails of the half trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry. Today, pharmaceutical companies pretend to provide technical assistance instead placing doctors on their sales team. In any number of ways, Big Pharma "pays" the doctors to sell their poorly researched, misunderstood and over-hyped drugs. Many doctors learn too late that Big Pharma has led them and patients into various forms of medical problems, potential litigation, and deteriorating doctor-patient relationships. Faulty "medicines" aimed at simple symptoms that are mislabeled as diseases eventually raise malpractice insurance rates so high that many doctors now leave their chosen medical fields.
Meanwhile, lawyers team up with patients and sue both the doctors and pharmaceutical giants. Pharmacy companies escrow billions of dollars to pay anticipated claims. And you pay for all of it as four of the top 10 companies selling public stock in America are giant pharmaceutical corporations. Some pills that ultimately cost pennies to make are marked up more than 10,000 times. Concurrently, the American public gets sicker and fatter--and in most cases--poorer. By contrast, an avocado is marked up one or two times its original cost.
Once out of medical school, doctors are frequently trained by pharmaceutical sales personnel who frequent their offices. Doctors are also invited to fancy dinners and vacation-like junkets to be wined and dined by pharmaceutical companies whose intentions are to sell the doctor on using their drug products. They also spend $100 billion a year on advertising to train the public to ask doctors for specific medicines. The public is looking for the same quick fix that they see on the phony television ads in which a paid actor pretends to be a patient who popped a pill and got better fast. No wonder the pharmacy ad always says, "Ask your doctor if Poizon is right for you." Notice they don't say "good" for you.
4. Symptoms are now diseases. Obesity is now a major disease, not a series of bad and learned habits by those who were not taught the importance of good nutrition and the insights necessary to control their God-given "body-sense-mind" equipment.
Who in the world could dream up a "disease" like Restless Leg Syndrome? What used to be shyness is now Social Anxiety Disorder. Heartburn is now Acid Reflux Disorder. Many children suffering from disgraceful, sugar-filled nutritional diets are now labeled with "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Alcoholics have a "disease." And they all have pills to take to make the problem "go away." Guess again!
If a man has trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, is that really a disease? It must be, because now we see drug ads for men (and even women) promising to help them become sexually aroused. ("Excuse me miss, I don't really love you, and I need to visit my medicine cabinet for just a moment.")
5. The main thing your health insurance company really "insures" is their substantial profit. In the crassest of all relationships, insurance companies make huge amounts of money by denying coverage to you or by paying you as little as possible when you are ill. Doctors often do not have the final say on what patients need. For all practical purposes, they simply make recommendations to the insurance company. The person deciding what treatment you will be accorded may or may not have finished college or may have been on the job for mere months. Few businesses in America have a greater conflict of interest than health insurance companies because the less care they provide for you, the more profit they make.
6. How high can you construct a building with a faulty foundation? When a building is started wrong, how many stories can you pile onto a structure with a weak foundation?
Once the building is big enough and is making a lot of money for the owner, they aren't about to tear it down and start over. At best, they might try and shore it up here and there or just "pray" that nothing bad happens. They may also spend a lot of money on insurance! My metaphor, of course, is the medical industry built on a faulty foundation.
Part of the confusion and misunderstanding of the pH Miracles series of books is that most people do not really seem to understand that if Dr. Young is correct--and there is certainly impressive evidence that says he is--then the entire medical industry, a multi-trillion dollar annual enterprise, is built on a weak and incorrect foundation.
Consider this. What if Louis Pasteur's theory was wrong all along? That's exactly what the pH Miracle for Weight Loss explains to the reader.
What if Pasteur's germ theory is even partly wrong? We have built a trillion dollar annual building on a weak foundation. Do germs really harm us? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. What if germs only harm some people and not others? If people from Iowa can't get the flu, should they be vaccinated anyway?
What if outside germs and toxins can not harm us if our body is properly pH balanced and ready for the fight? What if Dr. Robert and Shelley Young are correct and all of your unwanted weight is NOT simply a matter of eating excess calories or too much food?
What if the real problem is simply eating too much ACIDIC food and not enough ALKALINE food? What if your fat cells are nature's way of keeping deadly acid food away from your cells, tissues, organs--and most importantly--your blood?
7. Have you heard this quotation? "Any important truth is first resisted, second, it is ridiculed, and third, it is considered self-evident." I wish I had said that.
Dr. Robert O. Young's acid-alkaline theory is in the first stage--it's "resisted" by scientists who do not want to even consider it. I thought scientists were supposed to be open-minded!
The evidence that Dr. Young is correct is overwhelming--but no one in the allopathic pharmacy-controlled medical field will bother to look seriously at the evidence. Since most research in America is controlled by money and self-interest, then who will shoot themselves in the foot to do the research to prove that Dr. Young is right?
(Incidentally, there have been others over the past century from whom Dr. Young has learned, but they had even less success in fighting "established medical science.")
Back to tall buildings. With a building already 200 stories tall, nobody is about to tear it down and start over. Yet that is what will have to happen. One day soon, if a doctor mends bones and patches car accident victims, his business will be less affected. But if the doc makes a living peddling drugs for Big Pharma--oncologists for instance--then they will be out of work unless they retread.
Soon the entire world will come to understand that all drugs are poisonous because they are acidic. Any perceived benefit is more apparent than real. Hippocrates said "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." He is also credited with saying, "First, do no harm." I guess he didn't anticipate the brilliance of using a little bit of poison to cure a problem.
When "The pH Miracle for Weight Loss" explains that you must give up your acidic lifestyle and convert to an alkaline way of living--when that concept begins to take hold in society--we enter the second stage. If "resistance" is the first stage, then "ridicule and attack" will be the next. It would not surprise me if Dr. Young, like many trail-blazers in the medical field, will one day have to relocate to another country in order to avoid the power and the retribution of those in charge of the economic infrastructure of our nation.
How big an infrastructure? The STATUS QUO medical industry is way over a trillion dollars a year. The cancer business alone is several hundred billion a year. Fortunately, many doctors will be replaced over the next 50 years by organic farmers growing alkaline foods with no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or other poisonous toxins added to the soil, plants and foods.
8. "The pH Miracle for Weight Loss" operates from the scientifically measurable premise that about 90% of the food in your grocery store--even some health food stores--is not very good for you. Some is actually very bad for you. Let's take, for instance, the can of vegetarian chili sitting beside me--a well-known "Organic Chili, Medium, with vegetables." It's vegan since it has no animal products or bi-products. It labels all ingredients as organic: red beans, filtered water, onions, bell peppers, potatoes, carrots, corn, rice flour, high oleic safflower or sunflower oil, jalapeno peppers, spices garlic sea salt.
So what could be wrong with that? Plenty. Canned food is heated in the canning process killing all the healthy enzymes and diminishing much of the nutritional value. Corn is a lousy vegetable and breeds internal fungus. Potatoes are healthy only if they are really fresh because they deteriorate rapidly. Ask yourself if the vegetables you are eating are fresh or stored--meaning 6 months old or year's crop which is nutritionally diminished from 50 to 90 percent.
Did the organic vegetables come from a local farm? Not likely. America has far less than a million acres of USDA certified organic farmland. Now that Wal-Mart and their kind are pretending to be interested in your health, most of the available organic food will be from another country. Do you suppose they put your organic carrots and red beans on a jet from Australia to your kitchen? Hardly.
Here's how it works. Your veggies are picked in outer Mongolia and sit in a truck for a day or two. Then it goes from the truck to a warehouse to another truck and then to the shipping port. It may be stored there for several days or more. Then the boat steams off with your vegetables in the hold. This is not a speed boat. Then another port with a day or two before being loaded into another truck ride to storage or cannery where it has the healthy enzymes removed. Next the cans are taken to storage, then trucked to a distributor warehouse. Then the distributor trucks it to the grocery chain and finally to the storage room of your grocery store. Eventually, it gets to the store shelf, then to your grocery cart, and then it sits in your family cupboard another day or week or month. Elapsed time: 60 to 120, minimum.e
No wonder we put all those poisonous and acidic preservatives in our food! Finally the food makes it into your deteriorating body--adding more acid to a body already brimming with acid--a body already creating acid by the sheer nature of its bodily function. As Dr. Young explains, the body is alkaline by design, but acidic by function. So, if your heart is beating, if you are breathing, and if you walk from the bedroom to the kitchen, you don't need more acid! Your body creates acid every second of your "functioning" lifetime. You certainly don't need more acid food and medicines!
9. As a psychologist, I worked a lot with weight problems and other appetitive disorders. I learned more than 30 years ago that people are not very interested in PREVENTION. We don't prevent things--we wait and try to FIX them. Prevention requires an open mind, education, human insight, maturity, and the ability to discipline yourself today for the fruits of your labor many tomorrows down the road. Like I said, people are not very interested in Prevention. Otherwise we wouldn't have laws for seat belts, smoking, helmets, and speeding.
"The pH Miracle for Weight Loss" is not just a weight loss program. It is a prevention program. Once you understand how to eat and drink correctly according to the new Biology of Dr. Young, you will not only drop your weight, everything else that is wrong with you will begin to improve, and you will also be PREVENTING most future health-related problems.
Somebody once suggested to me that Dr. Young's book could be called "The pH Miracle for...anything unhealthy for you." It could be called the pH Miracle for cancer, arthritis, migraine headaches, skin disorders, heart problems, stroke prevention--and so on.
Perhaps the main reason to learn more about Dr. Young's New Biology is not just about losing weight for yourself. Everyone you love is vulnerable to the faulty food-medical-pharmaceutical industrial complex. Everyone you love can live many more healthy and happy years than the mortality charts predict. But YOU may be the one who has to start the ball rolling. But, at least there is one thing of which you can be confident.
Now you know where to start!
- Just Another Diet Book
I found this book to be just so much hype, another treatise on why we're fat and why that's bad. Just so much hoodoo and hoopla. I wished I'd saved my money and gone out to eat!...more info
- Not ONLY for Weight Loss
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss is an incredible resource. The reason behind why diets fail has finally been revealed in an easy to follow sensible approach. The science at the books heart will revolutionize health in this world. If you would like to reveal the mystery of how to obtain life long health as well as achieve your optimum weight this is the ONLY book you will ever need. I use this book as a resource for my clients regardless of what their challenge may be. I have actually placed a sticker over the words Weight Loss and called it The pH Miracle for Lupus, today that client is no longer doing Lupus thanks to Dr Robert O. Young.
Wishing the world the best!
- I lost 20 pounds on this diet
I love this book, and all books by Robert Young. I needed to lose 20 pounds and lost ten pounds the first month and then an additional ten pounds. I felt better, had more enery. I am a nutritional consultant and just finished my doctoral dissertation in Holistic Nutrition. This is the healthy way to lose weight, help reverse chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia (I did when I consumed an alkaline diet), and have more energy. ...more info
- If it works for you that 's great.
I read through this book even though there were many times I disagreed with it. Having a strong science/medical background I find it hard to believe that blood cells 'turn into' other cells and that they are made 'in the intestines'.(Blood is made from stem cells in the bone marrow-and once a cell differentiates from it's stem cell it grows up to be what it is supposed to be-not change.) He also tells his readers that birds reabsorb their urine into their bodies instead of eliminating it. Again, not true.
Anyway, I do believe in most of the nutritional foundation for this diet (which is the same for other diets)-americans in general eat way too many processed foods made from food with little life left in it. And I can agree that this trend would lead us to become on the acidic side. On a whole, people do need to stop the soda, sweets, etc... and start eating more fats and fresh vegetables from good sources. I also have faith in following a more alkaline diet from previous experience-not from this author. The recipes seem sound and healthy. I'm not sold on 'needing' all of those nutrients. (That did come across as a strong sales pitch.)
Like other diet books out there, there are exercises and a diet to follow. I think the liquid portion in the beginning of the diet will be very hard for people to follow especially if they go cold-turkey into this diet, from the detox standpoint alone, not to mention that if you have the typical busy stressful american life-you won't be able to 'do' your diet on the hour every hour during the day. I will use some of the recipes. ...more info
- Weight Loss Miracle
In his book, The PH Miracle for Weight Loss, Dr. Robert O. Young presents compelling information directed at the cause of weight gain. His information is fresh, and makes practical sense. He points to the harmful physical effects of acids formed in the body, resulting from foods that have been eaten. He also demonstrates how maintaining an alkaline balance in one's systemThe pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight, promotes weight loss. The information in this book empowers readers to take charge of their own health destinies. After reading this book, everyone will know what foods help, or hinder wight loss and good health. ...more info
- Wonderful, Informative & Truly A Miracle!
First off, I am a 35 year old female with a weight problem (65 lbs over ideal) and have tried most all the popular diet programs out there. I came across this book as a referral from another diet book and thought I could stand nothing to lose by reading this one too. Glad I did!
Yes, Dr. Young's program is very different from the Standard American Diet (SAD) that most of us are used to and it does take some effort to prepare for starting this program, pantry & refrigerator cleaning out big time.
The book is all most people will need to get started but if you are more a visual type person, the DVD's offered on their web site are very helpful and very affordable. Shelly Young, Dr. Young's wife has 3 DVD's that are great. There is one where she takes the viewer through a health food store and shows what to buy and what to look for as far as freshness. She is awesome and very helpful. Her other two are just as fun and informative. She has cooking demonstrations using some of the recipes found in the book.
The book & DVD sets couldn't lay it out any easier.
I really loved all the great testimonies that were added on just about every other page! I found that it was hard to put this book down once I got started. I hated for it to end.
The Young's are really on to something here. Scientific proof is there to back it up.
Common sense is like a brick wall sometimes when we are so brain washed by the media into thinking that the food we find in our conventional grocery stores are good for us. This book knocks down that wall and restores the "right & wrong" of food choices.
I have been following this program for two weeks and have lost 13 lbs. That's more than any other program I've tried, including personal trainers at the gym. I have loads of energy everyday. I'm a walking, talking testimony that Dr. Young's program does work. It's not a magic pill or potion, it's common sense and it DOES take effort but what in life that's worth much doesn't? We Americans have such a laid back approach when it comes to weight control. If it's not sold in a bottle with a fancy label or some type of exercise gismo that looks easy, we're not interested. We've got to change that mind set. We are suffering more and more and teaching our children our same bad ways of thinking about food and nutrition.
I encourage anyone who wants more quality to their life, more hope for a healthy future and more energy from day to day to pick up this book and make the transition to the Alkalized side. It has been my missing link that I've searched high and low for. I believe with all my heart that following an Alkalized lifestyle will add years to my life without worry of dying of cancer or wasting away in a nursing home from dementia or disease.
My book shelves in my office are 3/4 filled with health and nutrition books, all of which have some great information but when it comes down to it, this book sums it up fully.
Thank You Doctor Young and Shelly Young. You are truly a Saving Grace. Thanks for spreading your wonderful knowledge to all that will listen. May God give you long and prosperous lives and many, many Blessings along the way.
I hope to come to one of your retreats in the near future.
See you then! ...more info
- Loved this Book-I've Lost 30 lbs in 6 Weeks !
This is a great book written by a nutritionist who has studied alkalinity and its effects on the human body! If you are someone who is not familiar with the importance of maintaining a healthy acid/alkaline level in your body, this book will explain it all clearly and concisely.
If you want to jump on the alkaline band wagon like I did, there are some great recipes in this book, particularly if you enjoy largely vegetarian fare. For those who don't, there are some excellent, easy recipes with fish and others that could be easily modified to add animal protein.
This book does several things:
1. It explains why maintaining a slight alkalinity improves your health and how to achieve that fairly easily.
2. The author recommends rebounding as a primary mode of exercise and explains why more vigorous exercise can be counter-productive to the weight loss process. There is also a section of detailed instructions of how to begin with rebounding, and a series of starter and advanced exercises on the rebounder. The book recommends Needak rebounders, but Amazon offers many lower-priced alternatives. Rebounding is really fun and it changes your body and improves your health quickly, at least in my experience.
3. Dr. Young shares nutritional supplements that aid the weight loss process and the best time to take them.
This book is a fairly quick read, not overly technical, and you may very well read it cover to cover like I did, and then go back and highlight the areas that strike you as most important at the moment.
In addition to a quick and easy weight loss, this program in combination with Hypnosis has given me flawless skin, tremendously renewed energy, and a program NOT A DIET that's designed as a way of life for ever-improving health.
If you want to lose weight easily, feel better, and look better, this book is for you !...more info
- Excellent wealth of knowledge! No one should be overweight!
This book explains step by step how to get your body into an alkaline state. You not only get good scientific evidence of how the body works, but you also get great easy exercises and meals to make.
I would recommend this book to everyone! No more excuses for bad health or being overweight! You now have the instruction manual for your body!
Just go and do it!...more info
- The PH Miracle Diet
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight
Excellent book, arrived in very good condition. It is a good way to address changing one's eating habits t o the healthy live diet....more info
- the ph miracle for weight loss
This book is very informative about how our bodies are supposed to be alkaline and how putting so many acidic foods in our bodies causes inbalances that can lead to all kinds of health problems. Talks about how to reverse an acidic body, become healthy and lose weight. Very realistic before and after photographs. Not models. Makes a lot of sense and is very easy to read. Has great recipes as well. Very important book ...more info
- The Ph Miracle for Weight Loss
I have tried many diets, and many alternative healing products. This is positively the BEST of EVERYTHING....more info
- Dr. Young is revolutionizing my outlook on Health (& life)
Dr. Young continues to enlighten me and I am simply awed by his brilliance, dedication and commitment to Health and Vitality. His newest book is OUTSTANDING and it builds upon his previous books(I've read all of them, "Sick & Tired-Reclaim your Inner Terrain", "The pH Miracle", "The pH Miracle for Diabetes" as well as his recipe books,co-Authored by Shelley Redford-Young, "Back to the House of Health I & II".
His writing just keeps getting better and better, with each book building up more insight into the basic principals of health! And as I follow his direction, I keep feeling better and better too!
I have lost 35 lbs and I continue to have tremendous energy and vigor thanks to his message, "There is only one disease - the over acidification of the blood and tissues", about how to alkalize through dietary choices, lifestyle and thinking.
The book is easy to read and understand because his message is very simple. Hippocrates (the Father of all medicine) and Dr. Young agree "LET YOUR FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE & LET YOUR MEDICINE BE YOUR FOOD"... very simply put... "you are what you eat" and Dr. Young has changed the way I view nourishment today. I have no desire to eat food, I have a desire to nourish my body, mind and spirit.
THANK YOU PROFESSOR YOUNG and BRAVO on your latest text!
- Too many loop holes!
When i first started reading this book, i was intrigued, but now, not so much. The book is a good read, but I believe Dr. Young needs to do more research and not be so bias. Being a vegatarian is not right for everyone. For instance, O blood types need meat for optimal health(organic is always the best), where as A's do not do well with meat. Those who got good results from following his style of eating may have done so because they are A types, which is 40% of the population in the world.
Also, he suggests taking clay during the 2 week cleanse, which is great but has no idea how and when it should be taken. Clay needs to be taken away from other supplements and food, otherwise the clay may bind to the minerals and vitamins and expel them out of the body. Also, avacados are a great source of nutrition, but not for all blood types.
For those of you who don't believe, in the eating right for your blood type book by Dr. Adamo, should do the research and see that the priniple was and is applied to OM(Oriental medicine) which is at least 4000 years old. The koreans use it too, who are aware of it.
The thing that really pissed me off is how Dr. Young acts like only his products are the best. He defitnetly is a great business man, who needs to continue educating himself in order to deliver correct information to the people....more info
- A great program!!
I know DR. Young and Shelley personally. They went to school with my dad and are great people. I have been to their home and retreat center Rancho Del Sol, and it is a great place. I also have been on the Ph Miracle diet for about 6 months now, and it works! I have lost over 20 pounds since then and I have cleared up some nasty protein pools in my blood that Rob found six months ago when I started the program.
At first I was a bit skeptical and hesitant to go on the program, but after time I felt that it was working and it was great. The food - which is cooked by a good friend of my family's and is also on the Ph program - is excellent, and the program is great.
And, those jerks that attack Rob and Shelley personally are nothing but low-life jerks. Rob and Shelley are wonderful people and great friends of mine. On their retreat to Rancho Del Sol, they went so far out of their way to help me and all of the others on the retreat.
And, when you watch Rob do a live blood test, it is fascinating. He presents his findings in conferences that are followed by a great Alkaline lunch. And the findings are very interesting. He bases most of his work on the work of A. Bechamp, an 18th century scientist that was an understudy of Louis Pasture. The facts are there, and quiet fascinating. He (Rob) is brilliant, but a bit excentric. But that is understandable considering his passion for his work.
Over all, this program works. I love the alternative path way to health, but do admit that Western methods are needed at times. I just feel that you don't need to "Dope up" on Px drugs at the first sigh of trouble.
So I give this 5 stars not just for the program, but for Rob and Shelley as my good friends.
Do this in moderation to other healthy lifestyles. Don't just go 100 percent Alkaline all of the sudden. Slowly work your way to that wanted PH and be moderate with other health practices.
So 5 stars for me.
The book presents it all. A great read on the Ph program for weight loss! But do not assume something until you have read the book. And forget what you might think about the program until you read the book and have a sound understanding of Rob's theory.
Thank you Rob and Shelley!! ...more info
This book is inspiring and educational. I used the principles in the book and started feeling better within a few days. My stomach is noticably smaller. I've even shared the book with my mother who suffers from multiple symptoms mentioned in the book. ...more info
- Requires a lot of discipline and time (and money too)
I got this book because a friend of mine recommended it -not for weight loss but for increased energy, since I have had none lately. I don't know if I buy into the whole alkalinity theory but I did try some of the recipes and they are good. I am sure that this way of eating works well if you have a lot of time to make the food, the desire to become a vegetarian, and money to buy all the additional supplements and equipment. I made a list of just the foods and pills and went to the grocery store and tallied up the amounts and I was $125 over my usual weekly shopping budget. I just don't have that kind of money or time. I did manage to do three days on the cleanse before the lack of solid food started to get to me. My energy level didn't seem affected for the better or worse, but I lost 3 pounds.
I will definitely continue to use some of the recipes because they make a nice change and keep drinking all that water (without adjusting pH since most water is neutral or slightly alkaline anyway). ...more info
- pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight
This is an excellent, easy to read book. It clearly lays out information to understand why some people gain weight while trying to lose weight. The cycle of gaining weight can be stopped.
This book also gives you a excellent game plan - one step at a time so your changes in lifestyle are not overwhelming. My husband is dealing with diabetes and this book shed new light on his health issues and how to keep his disease under control. ...more info
- Amazing success in renewed energy
Dr. Young has really changed my thinking about our National diet and how bad it is for us. I can see from experience that his miracle diet is truly miraculous. I went from size large to size small in just 3 months and feel better than I have felt in years....more info
- GOOD INFORMATION FOR DETOXING AND FOR CHOOSING WATER
I LIKED THIS BOOK, I HAVE BEEN STUDYING HEALTH AND NUTRITION FOR OVER 20 YEARS. THIS BOOK REALLY HELPS YOU TO CHOOSE A GOOD PH BALANCED WATER. AS A RESULT OF THE INFORMATION I FOUND A WATER THAT IS REALLY BETTER THAN THE REST. TRINITY WATER IS REALLY BETTER THAN ALOT OF THE WATERS I HAVE USED. EVERY BOOK I READ THAT GIVES ME SOME KIND OF BENEFICIAL INFORMATION IS USEFUL. THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS. I RECOMEND IT.
- Should be Mandatory Reading
The pH Miracle knowledge is producing books that should be mandatory reading for all health, fitness and sports professionals; and everybody envisaging the well being of living beings. The concepts unlock the mysteries of fatness to replace the miseries of loss-gain cycles with the joy of being probably healthy for the first time since conception....more info
- Unrealistic and Rigid, but if it works-go for it.
The problem I have with this book over his earlier one is that it is so very rigid and, at times, quite unrealistic. I do NOT want to become a vegan/vegetarian again because when I tried it for almost 10 years, I nearly died from malnutrition because legumes and other vegetarian proteins do not have complete amino acids required by the body chemistry according to my M.D./H.M.D.
There is no getting around the fact that it requires absolute rigid self control and total self absorption to follow it to the letter. For me, I would rather pop vitamins than eat carrot sticks and raw foods every day for the rest of my life. Been there, done that, no thanks.
Personally, I have used the pH diet myself (his earlier book) and have had amazing and lasting results. I eat lobster, steak, chicken and other goodies like chocolate in sparing amounts. I consume those foods separate from any other, and follow a meal with a "chaser" of alka seltzer gold which has the potassium needed to offset sodium imbalance, rx'd by my physician. This simple step alkalinizes the body chemistry. In the two years I have used this "modified" pH diet, including my "chocoholic" munchies and other dietary "sins", I have experienced zero weight regain or any other negative health consequences. I use only virgin coconut oil because it is a medium chain triglyceride and the only oil that does not store fat in your body. The research on it is amazing, and I have so much energy, that at 68, I feel and act like a much younger woman.
I have long used Peltier electrolyte concentrate added to Evian to raise the water pH and continue to get positive results. I use the green drink very often and it is wonderful to feel such a blast of energy in your system after a glassful. I agree with the one reviewer about the noxious marketing of some companies in the food supplementation industry with their MLMs and other overpriced machines and nutrients. I refuse to pay for their research and development costs. My own research has led me to pharmaceutical grade supplements from Life Extension Foundation and organic herbal supplements from Nature's Sunshine. Both have been extraordinarily beneficial at a fraction of the cost of those listed in the book appendix. Research is easy to do online. For me the bottom line is always common sense....more info
- Looking for a change?
I was already on a vegetarian/near vegan diet. I read this, and only drank alkaline water for five days (not even as much as they recommend) and added one supplement and changed my diet over a weekend...I lost 3.5 pounds in that first week. I have been on an alkaline track since. I have gone down one pant size in three weeks.
Try it...What have you got to lose... (pardon the pun)
- Great book, Also suggest reading his prior book "The pH Miracle"
Dr. Young explains WHY I had been experiencing the symptoms I'd been suffering with for so long. I am 32 years old, and I have been experiencing severe back pain, depression, chronic fatigue, poor concentration, and obesity since I was 19 years old. I had tried so many diets and excercise programs, but none of them worked. I had an extreme amount of water retention and my stomach area swelled as if I was 3 months pregnant. I initially read his book "The pH Miracle". It was extremely empowering! I highly recommend reading it prior to this book. If you aren't disciplined, and give up easily, this may not be the diet for you. It is very strict. However, hopefully once you begin to feel so much better after just a few days, you'll stick with it. After 4 days of the plan, I had lost 3 pounds. Within one week, my eyes looked brighter, my hair is thicker and shinier, I have lots of energy, and in general, I feel GOOD. I noticed that even if you don't follow it exactly, and you do "cheat" now and then, if you just keep with it, you will lose weight and feel better. For the first time, in a LONG time, I actually have a space between my thighs!! My clothes fit a million times better simply by losing the water retention I'd been experiencing....more info
- Extreme diet
This book is the most extreme that I have ever read about. It advocates eating ONLY alkaline foods, citrus,avocados, bananas, almonds, etc. It eliminates your freedom to ever eat any quantity of acidic foods all red meat, pork, most fruits, and everthing processed. The flaw in this author's theory is the fact that the body is able to moderate its internal PH by excreting extra acid through the urine.Yes, I agree with him that over eating acidic foods all the time will cause your body to retain water and body fat and tax your eliminating organs. I also agree that following his diet plan of drinking greens, 5 liters of water a day and eating only vegatables and small amounts of fish will cause you to loose dramatic amounts of weight, but who can live like that for an extended amount of time? Read The acid-alkaline diet by Christopher Vasey, N.D. for a more realistic and balanced approach. Read Mastering the Zone by Barry Sears for a diet you can live with for the rest of your life. I went from 209 to 151 on the Zone diet and have never gained it back.Read the Superfoods Healthstyle for a truly realistic healthy lifestlye. ...more info
- pHooey...unrealistic and expensive.
I was looking forward to reading this book. The Youngs start off this book with their religious leanings -- that surprised me. I then looked inside the book jacket and they look the part. Enough about that. I understand and also agree that a pH balanced diet can improve digestive problems, etc but as I got further into this book and realized it was going to be weeks of liquid/pureed foods that did not sound appetizing, I was disappointed. I think I will follow some advice like the green drink and the pH balanced water. I've always liked my veggies so that's not a problem, especially on a 3:1 ratio with some protein. There is a long laundry list of recommended supplements--very expensive supplements. This is so unrealistic for the average person along with the very rigid schedule and foods allowed. This is after a chapter where they lambasted other diets for being too extreme. The recipes are somewhat complicated and require a great deal of planning when soaking nuts, seeds, etc. That is what turned me off from a raw diet. So after all is said and done, I will pull from this what I think I can accomplish for healthy living. Two stars are because the build up on this book was tremendous but the reality wasn't. ...more info
- pH Miracle - great book
Dr. Young is rather extreme in his views, totally against the grain with regards to the American diet (which is pathetic - look at how obese people are becoming!); but I feel great even just beginning to adjust my pH level using his recommendations. I may not become a total vegan, but maybe so eventually. I love the info in this book. I'm thinking that a vast majority of Americans don't really 'know' what is healthy and is not. It is straight forward, easy to comprehend, and leaves no room for justifying poor health habits to yourself. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to look and feel better -and who actually are willing to DO something about it. ...more info
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