Alkaline Q&A#7: Dr Young


The Alkaline Diet Q&As

Hi all – every day I answer somewhere between 10-50 alkaline diet questions. So I have decided I should share some of the best!

So each week I’ll be posting the best and most relevant alkaline diet Q&A so that all of you can benefit from my answers!


Dr Young

Dear Mr. Bridgeford,

I am very interested in the alkaline diet and it all seems to make sense especially when compared to the standard “American Diet”.  I have a question about the association with “Dr.” Robert O Young, however.  In my research it seems his background and credentials are questionable at best, as well as his ‘medical’ positions.  Since you seem to reference him quite a bit, I would like to know if you have looked into these claims against Mr. Young’s credibility in the area of nutrition.  Thank you for you feedback.

Ross’ Answer

Fantastic that you’re doing your research!  I recommend everyone to ensure that every change they make to their lifestyle is something that makes sense to them and they don’t just follow things at face value!

With regards to your question, I’d say this – Dr Young is not an MD, nor a surgeon.  He is a nutritionist and microbiologist.  Therefore I would sense check everything he says to make sure you believe the fundamentals of what he is saying.

This is why I don’t generally promote anything regarding the treatment of specific conditions, but rather I promote his holistic approach to health and nutrition.

I truly believe that the alkaline approach makes absolute sense (as you’ve said) and therefore I don’t actually need someone who is a medical doctor to tell me to:

– eat loads of vegetables, high water content foods

– get lots of oils

– be well hydrated

– exercise daily

– live stress free

– avoid junk food, lots of meats, dairy, trans fats, take aways, ready meals, chips, chocolate etc.

It sits really easily with me to follow this protocol and it’s made me feel fantastic (even though I’m a little jet lagged right now!).

Finally, those who are discrediting him (or trying) seem, generally, to have a motive.  What do these people think is a healthy lifestyle if it’s not the above?

Thanks again, keep in touch and good luck!


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