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Publisher: Time Warner
Release Date: July 2004
ISBN: 0-446-53266-5
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   Nonfiction/Health
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Beverly J. Rowe
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The pH Miracle for Diabetes
The Revolutionary Diet Plan For Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics 
By Robert O. Young, Ph.D., and Shelley Redford Young

    Dr. Young's diet plan of eating more greens, and avoiding an overload of processed carbohydrates makes sense for everyone, and his presentation is persusavie. Diabetics should definitely benefit from his recommendations. Dr. Young maintains that your body must be kept in pH balance and that you should avoid any acids, meat and most dairy products, and even grain products in your diet.

    This diet would be difficult to follow for most people, but certainly worth pursuing to help you control or even reverse type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which have become epidemics in our society.

     I guess I am a skeptic, but Dr. Young's premise that the pancreatic cells can actually mutate into bacteria does not sound logical to me. Some of his other ideas feel equally bizarre. In a couple of instances, he claims that the body makes potassium, which is not a possibility. His recommendation of one liter per thirty pounds of body weight for daily water consumption seems excessive. That means I should be drinking nearly two gallons of water per day!

     Those observations aside, Dr. Young is endorsed by a number of medical professionals, and his diet is certainly worth the effort in its general health benefits. If it will reverse, or even improve diabetes, it is indeed the miracle that diabetics have been looking for.

     The Youngs include many recipes for various "green" drinks and other healthful foods, and an extensive reference section with sources for the supplements that he recommends.

      I have two diabetic grandchildren, and I am certainly going to see to it that their mother gets a copy of The pH Miracle for Diabetes.