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Product Details

  • Series: pH Miracle
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; Reprint edition (May 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446694703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446694704
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews Review

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—the 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—further 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


'In The pH Miracle, Dr Young may have discovered the true key to long life and health. It is simple and even spiritual in its approach and is founded on the truth your mother tried to give you: eat your vegetables!' James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The book is easy to read and understand because his message is very simple.
Rick Panson
I highly recommend this book not only for weight loss but for any health challenge they have experienced or are experiencing.
Jennifer Grinberg
I read through this book even though there were many times I disagreed with it.

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226 of 230 people found the following review helpful By Greg Link on May 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
May 13th 2005. THis is the only diet book I have read that promotes true health and a sustainable life-long diet. I lost my entire goal of 30 pounds in 6 weeks!! I feel great. I did not increase my exercise beyond my usual 30 minute daily walk.

Update: It has now been 16 weeks and I have effortlessly lost an additional 10 lbs. for a total of 40 (227 to 187) . Most significant learning is the paradigm shift I have had from weight loss to a sustainable healthy diet (finally at age 55). This diet seems daunting at first but you will find it easy to follow once you retrain your eating tastes. I say retrain because I had a life-long aversion to vegetables and the more I have eaten the more I like them. The way you feel after "pigging out" on vegetables is a far cry from the sugar hanovers and bloated feeling I have experienced in the past with other foods. I have found my pallate has made a permanent change and I have aquired a taste for alkaline foods. (You can still eat bread and pasta with spelt flour). It is now effortless and sustainable. What a permanent gift. Do yourself a favor and test it yourself for 90 days. Loose your goal and enjoy a lifelong new weight and size. Dr. Young's science is easily tested. Judge from your own direct experience not from others or your own skepticism.

As Jane Clayson of CBS Early Show said " The crew at The Early Show jokingly refers to it as my "swamp water": the concoction of GREENS I drink every morning, first thing, at 4:30 A.M. I know it sounds funny to say I drink my greens, but it's a quick, natural, oxygenating boost--healthier than any jolt of caffeine." (from the foreword to pH Miracle)
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214 of 219 people found the following review helpful By Mickey on June 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
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?
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79 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Frederick A. Loar on June 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
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
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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By B. Brown on September 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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.
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