The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health (Anglais) Broché – 2 juillet 2010
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"Dr. Young may be on the threshold of a new biology whose principles could revolutionize biology and medicine and potentially help people worldwide. Additional research is desperately needed!" --Neil Solomon, director, International Council for Caring Communities' Health Advisory Board, United Nations, and New York Times bestselling author
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Never count calories, fat grams, or portion size again!Your body's pH balance is the key to optimal health, weight, mental clarity, and overall vigor. Strike the right balance by nourishing your body with certain foods to create an alkaline environment, and say good-bye to low energy, poor digestion, extra pounds, aches and pains, and disease. This innovative program, proven effective over decades, works with your body chemistry to revitalize and maintain your health. Now completely revised, updated, and expanded, this classic guide includes the latest research and reveals the secrets of:
- Core nutrients-an all-new program that provides the most important components your body needs: chlorophyll from green vegetables, essential oils, alkaline water, and pure mineral salts
- Cleansing-remove impurities and normalize digestion and metabolism with new ways to detox the body
- Exercising right-a brand-new chapter on which alkalizing exercises help maintain the correct pH level
- Alkaline foods-over thirty-five new, tempting pH-powerful recipes to help you easily balance your body using foods like tomatoes, avocados, sprouts, nuts, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and green vegetables.
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What is miraculous is my father's story...he had been 30-40 lbs overweight, suffered from a severe case of gout and arthritis to the point he could barely walk at times. He also had a brain tumor that impaired his speech had caused him to go blind in his left eye...which the surgeon said was a permanent loss and definitely not reversible with any know treatment. Upon beginning the program my father only made some minor changes...eliminating acidic liquids like coffee, soda and sugary drinks...and replacing them with purified alkaline water...a gallon a day. Within a month he had lost 30lbs, and had completely cured his gout and arthritis! He looked and moved like he was 15 years younger! With this miraculous success, he agreed to increase the amount of raw greens in his diet and reduce meat, and other acidic foods like sweets...this was very difficult for him to do...but he plodded forward and supplemented his diet with a green drink and an alkaline salt's drink as well. He also quit drinking and smoking at this time. In January of 2009 we went to visit Dr. Young to get expert guidance for implementing the PH Miracle program and how to optimize the program to restore pH balance and increase alkalinity in the body. Dr. Young had a wonderful Physician on staff to assist with the dietary program, he also provided access to his own raw "chefs" for instruction on preparing the various meals. While we were there my father underwent daily lymphatic drainage massage, hour long far infrared sauna sessions and colonic treatments for a complete spa experience and detoxification regimen. Within four days of being on a strict alkaline/PH Miracle diet my father partially regained vision in his blind eye(as stated before an irreversible condition according to his surgeon), and his speech (which had slowed down considerably due to the brain tumor and several operations) began to speak more quickly and fluidly without pause or searching for words. He was on the road to recovering his health completely! I am grateful for the brave work of Dr. Young, because in today's hostile regulatory environment, alternative wellness approaches are vilified and their proponents are often persecuted. Health freedom and freedom of speech regarding health matters in the USA is a myth...instead we have a health dictatorship of the AMA, FDA and FTC! I can say from first hand experience this dietary approach will create miracles in your health...and can likely reverse many, if not all chronic health concerns you may be suffering from....not the least of which is cancer. I know Dr. Young can't claim his diet cures cancer...or gout...or arthritis...or blindness...but I saw it do exactly those things. One day science will return to seeking the truth and will abandon the modern politicized, for profit "pseudo science" funded by big pharmaceutical companies; that is when the "heretics" of today will be shown to have been telling the truth...paradigm shifting truth! One day the discoveries of Dr. Young will be well known...and miracles like these will be commonplace. For your own sake, be open minded enough to try if for yourself...you will be shocked by the power of food to heal you.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
"Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food."
Greek physician (460 BC - 377 BC)
As someone who has studied biochemistry and natural medicine for twenty plus years (and having grown up in health food stores my parents owned) I can say that this book is probably one of the worst books in the entire health food industry. So many glaring errors are immediately obvious to anyone who has spent even one hour in a biology or chemistry class.
I am writing this review because it concerns me how many people start up this diet and start feeling genuinely better --and then interpret this improvement in their health as PROOF that all "Dr." Young's theories are spot on. It is true that people will experience healing when switching from processed foods to a diet of heavy more greens and vegetables. However must of the book is totally UN-scientific drivel presented in a pseudo-scientific way, and of course most people reading it know very little about cell biology or biochemistry so they're very easily bamboozled.
The problem is that beyond this basic change from junk food to fruits & veggies the book has almost no value. Worse than that really, one will finish the book and know LESS about nutrition then when they started and will have to embark on a journey to correct the vast inaccuracies in the book. Truly I felt like it was brain damage while reading pH Miracle, like I had to "unlearn" years of biology and chemistry to even follow his tortured logic.
Here is an example: On page 55 "Dr." Young wrote this verbatim in his sidebar on probiotics and enzymes:
"Probiotics are transformations of what used to be healthy cells. There is no such thing as 'friendly' or 'healthy' bacteria. The presence of bacteria is evidence of an acidic environment. Ideally, the small and large intestines will be clean and free of all microforms. You don't want to be adding any in there!"
This is just one example of what made me laugh out loud when I read this. Human cells are not capable of "transforming" into prokaryotic cells! We are Eukaryotes! that is absolutely absurd and anyone on the FIRST DAY of biology class will understand that. Prokayotes and Eukaryotes are different kingdoms from different epochs of Earth's history. This is like saying that plants transform into animals. it's fairy tale crap. And of course "Dr." Young presents zero evidence, just like every other statement in the book. Then the ridiculous claim that the large intestine should be ideally sterile or near sterile? that is a dangerous contention, I sincerely hope nobody strives to wipe out their intestinal ecosystem.
From animal studies we know what happens when we sterilize the gut. Most animals won't live long after that, maybe a week or two before they die of infection for most primates. This is because the bacteria that Dr. Young seems to be completely unfamiliar with are actually a huge part of lymphocyte stimulation, so if you want activated B-cells and T-cells you must have lactic acid bacteria in the colon. It is true we don't want high volume north of the ileo-cecal valve however, meaning we don't want lots of bacteria in the small intestine. That would be SIBO, and that's definitely a pathology.
"Dr." Young has obviously never been in a microbiology lab. He constantly refers to "microforms" which is not a term used in biology. It is used in media, to describe microfilm and microfiche, etc. This should be the first clue (appearing within first 5 pages of the book) that something is amiss, and it is repeated throughout the book. I guess it is fairly representative of the quality of data.
Also as yet another example "Dr." Young demonstrates complete ignorance of phytic acid and phytates in general. Phytates are the enzyme inhibitors found in beans, grains, seeds, and legumes. Phytates make winter storage possible, but they also inhibit digestion of the protein and minerals. This is fact, not conjecture. Many, many, many studies have demonstrated this. Just look up "phytic acid" on wikipedia or google for many textbook discussions of this well described substance. Important to understand that societies that lived on grains and beans used soaking, sprouting, and leavening and fermenting to break down phytates and increase digestibility and nourishment.
"Dr." Young is so clueless he misspells it "physic acid" (both in the index and in the body of the text) and glosses over it as simply a great mineral chelator! This is frustrating, and a dangerous omission of the truth. There is no such thing as "physic" acid. What a moron.
I have personally seen hundreds of blood cell analysis. Live blood and dried blood. Dark field and light field. It is an interesting tool but it is certainly no substitute for training on basic science. It galls me that this man snows retailers and consumers into believing this gobbled y-gook.
Almost any health book is better than this one. Literally.
I have to admit in order to cut my loss (mainly time), I skimmed through the next few chapters and spent more time to read the dietary suggestion. Some recommendation makes sense (not because it is alkalinizing), but a diet with no processed food, low sugar and lots of vegetable usually leads to better health than a diet of microwave pizza and soda. However, readers need to beware that some of his other suggestions may not even be correct within the scope of natural medicine. While tofu is good, I roll my eyes every time a book make it sounds like chinese and japanese eat it every single day. We don't. It is this kind of irresponsible promoters that make people overloading themselves with soy milk and other soy products which is not a healthy practice. Interestingly, he advised against fermented soy products which are commonly regarded as the healthy foods within the soy family. If he is quoting Japanese are healthy because of tofu, then I am afraid this is very misleading as they probably eat even more fermented soy products like miso. Also phytic acid offers certain health claim but it also reduces mineral absorption (well, he did not even spell the word correctly so I do wonder where he copied that information"). His advice on tomato is also perplexing, as he claimed in raw form it is alkalising. However, lycopene, the good stuff in tomato that may have anti cancer benefit, is more bioavailable after cooking.
All in all, some recommendations are ok but not for the reasons quoted in his book. There is a time and situation to ignore the critics, but this is not one of them. There are many books describing a good balanced diet with lots of vegetable and appropriate amount of protein, be it from meat or plants. What he described is not a healthy balanced vegan diet (it takes knowledge and careful planning to achieve that as only meat contain B12 and it takes careful food combining to obtain all essential amino acids). You may choose to go vegan because of other belief but don't make this book your reason as it is just full of B.S. Educate yourself before jumping to a vegan diet, and if you are committed to a vegan diet, study to find out how to do it properly. Make it an educated choice. As for this author, he is either deluded into thinking he is educated in healthcare or he is just a big fat liar who cannot even get the most basic facts right. It is this type of opportunists that taint the reputation of natural medicine.
I seldom write reviews but I have to warn others as this is simply the worse book I have ever read.