All posts by Robert O. Young, CPT, MS, D.SC., PH.D. Naturopathic Practitioner

"Dr. Young may be on the threshold of a new biology, whose principle—if proven—could revolutionize the biology and medicine worlds." Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D. Former Head of Research for John Hopkins University. Over the past three decades, Robert O. Young CPT, MSc, DSc, PhD, Naturopathic Practitioner, has been widely recognized as one of the top research scientists in the world. Throughout his career, his research has been focused at the cellular level. Having a specialty in cellular nutrition, Dr. Young has devoted his life to researching the true causes of "disease," subsequently developing "The New Biology™" to help people balance their life. In 1994, Dr. Young discovered the biological transformation of red blood cells into bacteria and bacteria to red blood cells. He has since documented several such transformations. ( Dr. Young's research has been published in several noted journals, including The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Sympathetic Resonance Technology, Scientific Foundations and Summary of Biologic and Clinical Studies, Dec. 2002, Vol. 8, No. 6: 835-842, Alkalizing Nutritional Therapy, Robert O Young and Galina Migalko. Universal Medical Imaging Group, Medical doctor, non-invasive medical diagnostics, USA) . He is the author of numerous articles (Herbal Nutrition 1988) and author and co-author of many books including: Herbal Nutritional Medications (1988), One Sickness, One Disease, One Treatment (1992), Sick and Tired(Woodland Publishing, 1995), Back to the House of Health (Woodland Publishing, 1999), The pH Miracle(Warner Books, 2002),The pH Miracle for Diabetes, (Warner Books,2003), Back to the House of Health 2, (Woodland Books, 2003) and The pH Miracle for Weight Loss(Warner Books, 2004) and The pH Miracle: Revised and Updated (Warner Books, 2010), Reverse Cancer Now (Hikari Publishing, 2014), The pH Miracle for Cancer (Hikari Publishing, 2016, 2018) ( and The Cancer Solution (Hikari Omni Publishing, 2018). The pH Miracle series has sold more than 10 million copies. The pH Miracle books have been translated into 29 languages and are gaining a widespread following internationally. Aside from his work as an author, Dr. Young has been honored to speak at Central University for Nationalities - Beijing, China, Women's College - Beijing, All-China Women's Federation - Beijing,China, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Utah Valley State College, Provo, Utah, University of Minnesota, University of Hartford, Olin University, Sacred Heart University of Boston, Oxford University - Oxford, England, U.K., Harvard University, the University of Vienna, and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, Dr. Young has been honored with an invitation to sit on the Vegetarian and Fasting Committee for NASA's earth and space missions. He also has worked with a team of research scientists at the University of Puerto Rico, as well as the Center of Diabetes in Puerto Rico, on a potential cure for Type I and Type II diabetes. Before Dr. Young began his extensive nutritional research, his love for sports and science led him to the University of Utah, Salt Lake city, Utah, a University founded by his Great, Great Grandfather Brigham Young —where he studied biology and business in the early 70's. There he was granted a full athletic scholarship for tennis. His team was consistently one of the top 10 schools in the nation. He had the experience of competing with the likes of Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, and Roscoe Tanner In the 80's, following his schooling at the University of Utah, Dr. Young studied medical microbiology—training under Dr. Robert Bradford at the Bradford Research Institute in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Bradford was formerly a trustee and professor at Capital University in Washington, DC, where he taught live and dry blood microscopy ( Dr. Young also studied darkfield microscopy under Dr. Maria Bleker—who was the prodigy of the great late biologist, Dr. Gunther Enderlein—in Essen, Germany. In 1991 through 1993, Dr. Young received a BSc and MSc in nutrition from the American College in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1995, he received his D.Sc. with emphasis in chemistry and biology. Dr. Young's doctoral dissertation was entitled, "Disseminated Intravascular Blood Coagulation and Pathological Blood Coagulation". In 1997, Dr. Young received a Ph.D. in nutritiona from Clayton College of Natural Health. His Professor, James E. Harvey from San Diego State University, reviewed and accepted his dissertation as completing all the requirements for a doctorate of philosophy degree in nutrition. Continuing his studies and research, Dr. Young later received an additional doctorate degree in naturopathy (ND) from Clayton College of Natural Health, (1999). Dr. Young has been a member of the Farm Bureau since 2001(Membership number C118341) as well as a recognized certified organic Avocado grower by the California Avocado Commission. Dr. Young is a member of the American Society of Microbiologists, the American Naturopathic Association, an honorary member of the Connecticut Holistic Health Association, the Presidents Council at Brigham Young University, a consultant for InnerLight, Inc., and an advisor to Dean Lawrence Carter at the Martin Luther King Chapel at Morehouse College. He was honored by Professor Lawrence Carter at Morehouse College and inducted into the collegium of scholars as well as placed on the advisory board. Professor Carter made this statement about Dr. Young's work: "With over 75 books on the market, Dr. Robert O. Young has established himself as the preeminent scientific researchers on how to balance the body chemistry and achieve one's ideal weight. Every African American and African Caribbean, every person suffering from type I and type II diabetes, hypertension, cancer, AIDS, heart disease and youth obesity, and every person reared on 'soul food' needs to discover The pH Miracle and the rejuvenating recipes that alkalize and energize an over acidified diet. "I have made this revolutionary dietary paradigm shift an official part of my professional ministry because it eliminated my acid reflux without prescriptions and reduced my weight by 50 pounds in less than two months. This reduction in weight greatly speeded reduction of my PSA level after seeds-implant treatment for low-grade prostate cancer. Dr. Young's nonviolent peace diet is the natural scientific solution for a healthy body that is free from the warring of excess acidity. With Dr. Young's " New Biology™" and nutrition program, pastors and congregations will rediscover the miraculous link between nutrition, health and spirituality." ---The Reverend Dean Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Ph.D.;Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel; Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation;Founder, Gandhi, King, Ikeda Legacy of Building Peace Exhibition;Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr Young has been the keynote speaker at medical and health gatherings all over the world and appeared as a guest on many national radio and television shows. In 2002, he and his wife appeared on CBS's The Early Show with Jane Clayson and Bryant Gumbel. ( In addition, Dr. Young has also been interviewed by CNN Nightly News, (, CBS News and ABC News. Some of his most notable accomplishments include: developer of a new theoretical paradigm called the New Biology Theory; pioneer in the research of a biological process called Pleomorphism; and the discoverer of the etiology of diabetes, cancer, atherosclerosis, and many other diseases. Dr. Young's work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Oz and several documentaries including "Crazy Sexy Cancer", ( and "The Secret". Dr. Young has devoted his career to the discovery of the missing pieces necessary to complete the larger picture of health, wellness, energy and fitness! (

The Healing Power of pH Miracle Water

The following is a pH Miracle story and how drinking
pH Miracle water may make a difference in reversing
a serious health challenge like lung cancer.

Dear Dr. Young,

No one ever wants to know the depths of despair
one feels when their doctor tells them they only
have a year to live. That is what I experienced
on May 1st 2008 when a 4.5 cm tumor was found
in my liver and ten 5mm nodules in both my lungs.
Previously, in 2007 I had chemo, radiation &
extensive surgery to remove a leiomyosarcoma that
had invaded my pancreas and although they said they
‘got it all’, it was obviously not the case.

Our family was desperately seeking alternative
treatment options, when we were referred to you,
through my daughter, Terri. It was as though you
dropped right out of heaven. You gave me hope when
my oncologist gave me hopelessness. I started
drinking 4 liters a day of your pH Miracle water
and adjusted my diet to eliminate highly acidic
foods the end of May. I had already had one chemo
treatment (May 24) by then and drinking the pH Miracle
water eased the terrible after effects. I had one
more treatment after that (mid June) and decided to
stop. The Oncologist wanted me to have 6 treatments
(to try and buy me a few more months). I am sorry
now that I did any chemo treatments at all and my
family doctor does not believe that the two treatments
were at all effective.

As I continued drinking the high pH, pH Miracle water,
I felt my strength and energy coming back. In mid
July I had a chest Xray and an abdominal ultrasound.
This was after approximately 45 days on the pH Miracle
water. The results showed the tumor in the liver to
be 4.3cm and considering that I had tests done in
Jan 2008 and it showed nothing there, the tumor was
growing at a rate of over a cm a month, so we know
it grew at least another cm during the month of May,
before chemo or the pH Miracle water. My Dr. agreed
in actuality that the tumor had shrunk over one cm.
The Chest Xray showed ‘nothing’. No nodules at all…
which my Dr. said meant regression or ‘gone’. Words
cannot express the relief I felt.

Your pH Miracle water has been my life line and I
continue to feel better and stronger every day and
I look forward to my next tests in Sept. I know this
is working and I know that because of this pH Miracle
water, I WILL be cancer free.

Dr. Young, there are just no words… are a true
gift from God, pure and honest and crystal clear just
like your pH Miracle water.

With much love and immense gratitude,

Linda Clark

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All Top Selling Cosmetics, Perfumes, Laundry Detergents, Air Freshners, Body and Skin Products Tested Were Acidic!

A University of Washington study of top-selling
laundry products and air fresheners found the
products emitted dozens of different chemicals.
All six products tested gave off at least one
chemical regulated as toxic or hazardous under
federal laws, but none of those chemicals was
listed on the product labels.

“I first got interested in this topic because
people were telling me that the air fresheners
in public restrooms and the scent from laundry
products vented outdoors were making them sick,”
said Anne Steinemann, a UW professor of civil
and environmental engineering and of public affairs.
“And I wanted to know, ‘What’s in these products
that is causing these effects?'”

She analyzed the products to discover the chemicals’

“I was surprised by both the number and the
potential toxicity of the chemicals that were
found,” Steinemann said. Chemicals or acids included
acetone, the active ingredient in paint thinner
and nail-polish remover; limonene, a molecule
with a citrus scent; and acetaldehyde,
chloromethane and 1, 4-dioxane.

“Nearly 100 volatile organic compounds were emitted
from these six products, and none were listed on
any product label. Plus, five of the six products
emitted one or more carcinogenic ‘hazardous air
pollutants,’ which are considered by the
Environmental Protection Agency to have no safe
exposure level,” Steinemann said.

Steinemann chose not to disclose the brand names
of the six products she tested. In a larger study
of 25 cleaners, personal care products, air
fresheners and laundry products, now submitted
for publication, she found that many other brands
contained similar chemicals.

Because manufacturers of consumer products are
not required to disclose the ingredients,
Steinemann analyzed the products to discover
their contents. She studied three common air
fresheners (a solid deodorizer disk, a liquid
spray and a plug-in oil) and three laundry
products (a dryer sheet, fabric softener
and a detergent), selecting a top seller in
each category. She bought household items at
a grocery store and asked companies for samples
of industrial products.

In the laboratory, each product was placed in
an isolated space at room temperature and the
surrounding air was analyzed for volatile
organic acidic compounds, small molecules that
evaporate from the product’s surface into
the air.

Results showed 58 different volatile organic
compounds above a concentration of 300 micrograms
per cubic meter, many of which were present in
more than one of the six products. For instance,
a plug-in air freshener contained more than 20
different volatile organic acidic compounds. Of
these, seven are regulated as toxic or hazardous
under federal laws. The product label lists no
ingredients, and information on the Material
Safety Data Sheet, required for workplace handling
of acidic chemicals, lists the contents as “mixture
of perfume oils.”

Manufacturers are not required to list the
ingredients used in laundry products and air
fresheners. Personal-care products and cleaners
often contain similar acidic fragrance chemicals,
Steinemann said. And although cosmetics are
required by the Food and Drug Administration to
list ingredients, no law requires products of
any kind to list chemicals used in fragrances.

“Be careful if you buy products with fragrance,
because you really don’t know what’s in them,”
she added. “I’d like to see better labeling.
In the meantime, I’d recommend that instead of
air fresheners people use ventilation, and
with laundry products, choose fragrance-free

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Obesity Is A Matter Of Choice

If the trends of the past three decades continue,
it’s possible that every American adult could be
overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded
study projects.

The figure might sound alarming, or impossible,
but researchers say that even if the actual rate
never reaches the 100-percent mark, any upward
movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population
is already overweight – or should we say over-acid.

“Genetically and physiologically, it should be
impossible” for all U.S. adults to become overweight,
said Dr. Lan Liang of the federal government’s Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality, one of the
researchers on the study.

However, the data suggest that if the trends of the
past 30 years persist, “that is the direction we’re

Already, she and her colleagues point out, some
groups of U.S. adults have extremely high rates
of overweight and obesity; among African-American
women, for instance, 78 percent are currently
overweight or obese.


“The answer is very simple – look at the lifestyle
and diet of African-American women and you will
have your answer. It is highly acidic,” states
Dr. Robert O. Young, of the pH Miracle Living
Center, in Valley Center, California.

The new projections, published in the journal
Obesity, are based on government survey data
collected between the 1970s and 2004.

If the trends of those years continue, the
researchers estimate that 86 percent of American
adults will be overweight by 2030, with an obesity
rate of 51 percent. By 2048, all U.S. adults could
be at least mildly overweight or over-acid.

Weight problems will be most acute among
African-Americans and Mexican- Americans, the
study projects. All black women could be overweight
by 2034, according to the researchers, as could
more than 90 percent of Mexican-American men.

All of this rests on the “big assumption” that the
trends of recent decades will march on unabated,
Liang acknowledged.

“This is really intended as a wake-up call to show
what could happen if nothing changes,” she said.

According to Dr. Young, “over-weight and obesity is
a consequence of lifestyle and dietary choice. When
the body is unable to remove its own dietary and
metabolic acids or waste products they are moved
away from the organs that sustain life and parked
in the fatty tissues. This leads not only to
obesity but to diabetes, hypertension,
hypercholesterol, and many cancerous conditions.”

“The key to your healthy ideal weight free from
all sickness and dis-ease is to maintain the
alkaline design of the body through an alkaline
lifestyle and diet,” states Dr. Young.


Obesity, online July 24, 2008
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, 2005

The Importance of Mineral Salts in Lowering Blood Pressure

Research shows that boosting levels of alkalizing
potassium in the diet may lower a person’s risk of
developing high blood pressure and may decrease
blood pressure in people who already have

High blood pressure remains the chief reason for
visits to doctors’ offices and for prescription
drug use in the U.S., two researchers from Nashville,
Tennessee note in a special supplement to The
Journal of Clinical Hypertension this month.

Dr. Mark C. Houston, from Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine and Dr. Karen J. Harper from
Harper Medical Communications, Inc. in Nashville,
also point out that a healthy intake of the
alkalizing potassium salt is thought to be one
reason why vegetarians and isolated populations
have a very low incidence of heart disease.

In isolated societies consuming diets high in
fruits and vegetables, which have and therefore
high levels of potassium, hypertension affects
only 1 percent of the population, they note.
In contrast, in industrialized societies, where
people consume diets high in processed foods and
large amounts of acidic foods and drinks, 1 in 3
persons have hypertension.

The typical American diet contains about half the
potassium that is currently recommended in dietary
guidelines. Low potassium intake is thought to
contribute to the prevalence of high blood pressure
in Americans.

Based on their review of published studies on the
topic, Houston and Harper say if Americans were
to boost their potassium intake, the number of
adults with known high blood pressure could fall
by more than 10 percent. In 2006, the American Heart
Association issued new guidelines calling for
Americans to get 4.7 grams per day of potassium.

“An increase in potassium is probably the most
important dietary choice (after weight loss)
that should be implemented to reduce cardiovascular
disease,” Houston and Harper contend.

Some studies also show that diets containing at
least 500 to 1,000 milligrams magnesium daily
and more than 800 milligrams of calcium daily
may help lower blood pressure and the risk of
developing high blood pressure.

“A high intake of these minerals through increased
consumption of fruits and vegetables may improve
blood pressure levels and reduce coronary heart
disease and stroke,” Houston and Harper conclude.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research
scientist at the pH Miracle Living Center, “the
alkalizing mineral salts of sodium, magnesium,
potassium and calcium are critical for maintaining
the alkaline design of the body and to chelate
dietary and metabolic acids. All of these
mineral salts can be found in whole unprocessed
sea or crystal salts. I have suggested for years
ingesting at least 8 to 10 grams (for a body
weighing 70 kilos or 154 lbs.) of mineral salts
daily for maintaining normal healthy blood
pressure and plus rate.”


Journal of Clinical Hypertension, July 2008
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The Unscientific Nonsense of Gabe Mirkin’s Acid/Alkaline Theory Article

Many of you have written to me concerning an article
written by Gabe Mirkin entitled, “Acid/Alkaline
Theory of Disease Is Nonsense.” Actually, Dr.
Mirkin has chimed in with his two cents worth
on any number of occasions, each time being
approximately incorrect as every other time.
It is quite amazing that the allopathic community
still does not understand some of the most
fundamental activities of the human body including
eating, drinking, digestion and most important
pH fluid balancing.

The following are a few of the major statements
made by Gabe Mirkin in one of his most recent
articles and my subsequent comments about what
he is saying.


Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Dr. Gabe states, “Have you seen advertisements
for products such as coral calcium or alkaline
water that are supposed to neutralize acid in
your bloodstream? Taking calcium or drinking
alkaline water does not affect blood acidity.
Anyone who tells you that certain foods or
supplements make your stomach or blood acidic
does not understand nutrition.”

The truth is that taking alkaline supplements
or drinking alkaline water will first buffer
the dietary acids in the stomach before buffering
the metabolic acids of the blood and tissues.
This is a good thing since the ideal pH of the
stomach should be over 7.2 to do its work properly.
Current medical savants are simply incorrect when
they state that the ideal pH of the stomach is in
the 1.5 to 3.0 range. Further, any residual
alkalinity that makes it into the blood stream
will be thrown out into the interstitial fluids
to buffer metabolic acids.

Dr. Gabe also states that, “vinegar is acidic
and is used as a digestive enzyme. Protease,
lipase and amylase are all acidic enzymes
that break down proteins in the stomach and
make the over-all pH of the stomach more acidic.
Most all supplements that help with digestion
are acidic and will lower the pH of the stomach.”

Wrong again, Dr. Merkin. When we ingest acidic
digestive enzymes, we force the cover cells of
the stomach to begin producing sodium bicarbonate
to buffer the acidic protease, lipase and amylase.
In order for the stomach to produce sodium bicarbonate
to buffer acidic supplements, food or drink, it must
pull sodium, chloride, water and carbon dioxide
from the blood. This can cause sodium and chloride
deficiencies of the blood leading to enervation.
Also, for every molecule of sodium bicarbonate
produced by the stomach, an acidic waste product of
hydrochloric acid is produced which is taken up
into the blood through the gastric pits causing
an acidification of the blood and then tissues.
The blood cannot withstand the slightest decrease
in alkalinity and so the hydrochloric acid is taken
up by the connective tissues and the fatty tissues
leading to latent tissue acidosis and the cause
of all sickness and dis-ease.

Various parts of the body may also give up calcium,
magnesium and potassium ions into the blood in order
to help buffer the excess acids from the stomach.
When these important alkaline minerals are given up,
especially on a consistent basis, this can then
cause bone, muscle and other tissue to diminish or
begin to degenerate due to the loss of these
alkalizing ions. This is the cause of tissue
wasting in what we refer to as degenerative dis-ease.
The secondary effects of taking acidic digestive
enzymes and/or eating acidic food or drink is the
damage to the delicate intestinal villi of the small
intestine. When this happens, the body cannot produce
healthy stem cells, erythroblasts and then erythrocytes.
This leads to blood disorders and then tissue disorders.
Without a healthy, small intestine, it is impossible
to make healthy blood, and without healthy blood,
it is impossible to make healthy body cells that
make up body organs.

Dr. Gabe also states, “your stomach is so acidic
that no food or drink can change its acidity.
Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as
ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the
acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream. An
entire bottle of calcium pills or antacids would
not change the acidity of your stomach for more
than a few minutes.”

This is just wrong. This is where Dr. Gabe Mirkin
does not understand or has perhaps never been aware
that the stomach lining secretes an equal amount of
sodium bicarbonate into the stomach in order to
alkalize the food, drink and supplements that we eat
with a toxic acidic waste product of hydrochloric
acid which is taken up by the blood to be eliminated.
When the body does not have enough sodium bicarbonate
to alkalize food, the hydrochloric acid that is then
produced will fall into the gastric pits of the
stomach. Ideally, it would NEVER come into contact
with the food as the sodium bicarbonate rises to the
front or comes to the fore in order to alkalize the
food or liquids ingested. The equation is:
NaCl + H20 + C02 NaHC03 + HCL. The stomach
begins producing and releasing sodium bicarbonate
(an alkalizing compound) immediately when you put
food or drink into your mouth. You can test the
saliva after eating or drinking an acid food and
you will find that in a healthy person, the pH of
the saliva goes up to a pH of 8 or even greater.
When you put something into your mouth, the
salivary glands immediately begin secreting sodium
bicarbonate to increase the pH. This does not
happen when you eat or drink an alkaline food or

Another simple experiment will show you that when
you combine sodium bicarbonate with hydrochloric
acid in a flask, the hydrochloric acid will fall
to the bottom of the flask as the sodium bicarbonate
will rise to the top. This is what happens in the
stomach. The sodium bicarbonate made from the cover
cells of the stomach rises to the front to meet
the food or liquids ingested as the hydrochloric
acid falls into the gastric pits of the stomach
away from the food or drink ingested. The primary
purpose of sodium bicarbonate rising to the
forefront is to alkalize the food, not digest
or acidify the food. The stomach is an organ of
contribution NOT digestion. Its main contribution
is to manufacture sodium bicarbonate designed by
Mother Nature to alkalize the food and liquids
we ingest.

Dr. Gabe then states, “all foods that leave your
stomach are acidic.”

This statement is not categorically true as stated
by Dr. Gabe. And ideally, it would never be true.
It would depend on how acid or alkaline the food is
that you are dealing with and how healthy the body
is. All food coming out of the stomach should be
alkaline in preparation to be received by the small
intestine at a pH of 8.2 to 8.4. If the food that
comes out of the stomach into the duodenum is less
than a pH of 8, then a healthy pancreas and gallbladder
will secrete additional sodium bicarbonate in order
to bring up the pH of the liquid food to an 8.2 to
8.4 pH. The secretion of sodium bicarbonate is only
possible if the foundational elements of sodium,
chloride, carbon dioxide and water are available
from the blood. The stomach is the major organ for
producing the alkaline sodium bicarbonate and is
responsible for alkalizing and not digesting the
food and liquids that we ingest.

Dr. Gabe also states, “the food enters your
intestines where secretions from your pancreas
neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what
you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the
food in the intestines is alkaline.”

I would like you to understand that the pancreas
and the gallbladder are only second in line or
back-up glands to bring up the pH of the food or
liquids ingested to the ideal 8.2 to 8.4 by
secreting sodium bicarbonate. The alkalizing
of our food and drink is very important in order
that the liquefied food can be transformed into
new stem cells in the crypts of the small
intestine or the root system of the body for
making new blood. If the liquid food is too
acidic, it will harm and even destroy the
intestinal villi. This will lead to many if
not all sickness and dis-ease including all
blood disorders.

Dr. Gabe then states, “You cannot change the
acidity of any part of your body except your
urine. Your bloodstream and organs control
acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that
changes acidity in your body would make you
very sick and could even kill you. Promoters
of these products claim that cancer cells
cannot live in an alkaline environment and
that is true, but neither can any of the other
cells in your body.

First of all, there is no such thing as a cancer
cell. There are only cells which have become
cancerous. Cancerous cells­-originally healthy
cells­-have been spoiled with dietary and/or
metabolic acids. When you increase your
alkalinity by simply using sodium bicarbonate,
not only does your urine pH go up above 8, but
your tears, sweat and saliva will also go up.
Our bodies are alkaline by design and acidic
by function. Any food or drink that we ingest
that will maintain that alkaline design will
also preserve the body from aging and will
keep it healthy, energetic and youthful.
Our body cells love alkalinity just like the
ocean fish that swim in a pH of 8.3. My clinical
microscopy and analysis over a 30 year period
of research tells us that body cells thrive in
mild, moderate and high pH fluids ranging from
7.3 to 11 pH. Body cells do not tolerate even a
mild acid state. In fact cancerous cells thrive
in a pH of 5.5.

Dr. Merkin goes on to state that “all chemical
reactions in your body are started by chemicals
called enzymes. For example, if you convert
chemical A to chemical B and release energy,
enzymes must start these reactions. All
enzymes function in a very narrow range of
acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity
is expressed as “pH.”). If your blood changes
its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it
is quickly changed back to the normal pH or
these enzymes would not function and the
necessary chemical reactions would not proceed
in your body.

It is amazing to me how so many functions
of the body are still not properly understood
by so-called modern medicine­ medical practice
that is still actually resting on the wrong
foundational germ theory of Louis Pasteur. First
of all, the body runs on electrons not enzymes.
The enzymes of the body are the exhaust or
the acidic waste products of energy consumption.
We no more need enzymes to run our body then a
car needs carbon monoxide to run. They are both
acidic waste products of metabolism or energy
consumption that need to be eliminated as quickly
as possible through their exhaust systems. For the
human body, acids would be eliminated through
urination, perspiration, defecation or respiration.”

Dr. Gabe states, “When you hold your breath,
carbon dioxide accumulates in your bloodstream
very rapidly and your blood turns acidic, and
you will become uncomfortable or even pass out.
This forces you to start breathing again immediately,
and the pH returns to normal. If your kidneys are
damaged and cannot regulate the acidity of your
bloodstream, chemical reactions stop, poisons
accumulate in your bloodstream, and you can die.”

Here Dr. Gabe is talking out of both sides of his
mouth. He is right that when you hold your breath
and if the blood cannot purify itself from the
acidity, then you would die. But, this is the
same thing that happens when you over-indulge
in acidic lifestyles and diets. This is the
same thing that happens when the body cannot
eliminate its acidic waste products fast enough
through its elimination systems and organs. So,
dietary and/or metabolic acids that are not
eliminated are thrown out into the blood and
then into the connective tissues and fatty tissues
leading to latent tissue acidosis­ the only cause
of dis-ease. If this process continues and the
lymphatic system does not or cannot eliminate the
acid buildup, because of lack of alkaline hydration
and exercise, through perspiration or back into
circulation and then eliminated through urination,
the acidic body wastes will begin building up and
breaking down the body cells and tissues even while
the blood is maintaining its alkaline state at
7.365 to 7.4.

When the acidity of the tissues continue, the
blood overcompensates by pulling alkalinity from
the bones and muscles into the blood and we then
note a remarkable increase in the blood pH from
7.36 to 7.4 to 7.5. When the pH of the blood
increases in alkalinity, we now know that the
tissues are acidic and the body has entered into
latent tissue acidosis. If this continues and
the alkaline reserves of the body begin to be
used up, the pH of the blood will reverse and go
from a state of alkalosis or latent tissue acidosis
to compensated acidosis to decompensated acidosis
until death. That is why we see very sick people
wasting away as the body is pulling its alkaline
mineral resources from the bones and tissues into
the blood in order to maintain the delicate pH
balance of the blood at 7.365 to 7.4. When the
human body is alkaline by design and acidic by
function and is actively engaged in maintaining
that alkaline design through an alkaline lifestyle
and diet, it is theoretically impossible to lose
bone mass or muscle mass or to get sick or tired.

Gabe states, “certain foods can leave end-products
called ash that can make your urine either acid or
alkaline, but urine is the only body fluid that
can have its acidity changed by food or

The fact is that the urine is a direct reflection
of the tissue pH, caused indirectly, in part, by
food and drink, and can be either acidic or alkaline.
The ideal pH of the urine is 7.2 or above. Most
folks have urine pH lower then 7.2. My own clinical
research has indicated that an acidic urine pH will
manifest as body fatigue and tiredness. A urine pH
that is over 7.2 will manifest an energetic body.

Dr. Gabe says that “ALKALINE-ASH FOODS include fresh
fruit and raw vegetables. ACID-ASH FOODS include ALL
ANIMAL PRODUCTS, whole grains, beans and other seeds.
These foods can change the acidity of your urine, but
that’s irrelevant since your urine is contained in
your bladder and does not affect the pH of any other
part of your body.”

Here Dr. Gabe has really lost his way. Alkaline
foods include low sugar fruits, green vegetables,
healthy oils, whole unprocessed salts, and alkaline
water. Acid foods include dairy products, animal
flesh, eggs, vinegar, soy sauce, peanuts, corn,
high sugar fruits, high sugar root vegetables like
potato and beet, mushrooms, algae, coffee, tea,
tap water, tobacco, marijuana, most all prescription
drugs, just to name a few. For a complete updated
list of acid and alkaline foods and drinks read,
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, by Dr. Robert and
Shelley Young.”

It is also important to note that the pH of the
urine is a direct indicator of the pH of the body
tissues. When the urine pH is acidic, you are more
likely to be sick and/or tired. When your urine
pH is alkaline or above 7.2 pH, you are more likely
to be healthy and fit. People who are sick will
always have an acidic urine pH. People who are
healthy and fit will always have an alkaline pH.
It is that simple. That is why I have been teaching
and instructing tens of thousands of people for many
years that if you want to be healthy and fit, you
have to pee and sweat your way to health.

Dr. Gabe goes on to say that “when you take in
more protein than your body needs, your body cannot
store it, and so the excess amino acids are
converted to organic acids that would acidify
your blood. But your blood never becomes acidic
because as soon as the proteins are converted to
organic acids, calcium leaves your bones to
neutralize the acid and to try and prevent any
change in pH. Because of this, many scientists
think that taking in too much protein may weaken
bones to cause osteoporosis.”

Well, “right on” Dr. Gabe. You finally have
explained something that conforms to the way
that the human body actually works. The body
does, indeed, pull calcium ions from the bones
and magnesium ions from the muscles to buffer
the organic acids from animal proteins in order
to maintain the delicate alkaline pH of the blood.
But, it is very important to remember when you
are pulling alkaline minerals from the tissues
and organs in order to maintain the alkalinity
of the blood, you end up with acidic tissues and
organs that leaves weak and brittle bones, tissues
and organs.

I would like to add that eating animal protein
results in the release of uric, nitric, sulphuric,
and phosphoric acids which the body tissues and
organs do not manage well. You can test the morning
urine after eating animal proteins and note the
lowered acidic urine pH. The morning urine pH
is a direct indicator of tissue pH and a person’s
lifestyle and dietary choices over the last
24 hours.

Dr. Gabe and I are in agreement that the body
pulls alkaline minerals from the bones to maintain
the alkalinity of the blood at the expense of weak
or degenerative bones such as in the symptom of
osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the direct result
of an acidic lifestyle and diet, especially the
ingestion of animal proteins. You can protect
your bones, muscles and other organs with an
alkaline lifestyle and diet. So give up the
“beef” Gabe, whether from animal or from emotions.
They are both acidic and compromise the delicate
pH of the body fluids.

Gabe also states that, “cranberries have been
shown to help prevent recurrent urinary tract
infections, but not because of their acidity.
They contain chemicals that prevent bacteria
from sticking to urinary tract cells.”

I would explain it this way. Cranberries contain
antioxidants that buffer the acids in the fluids
of the body including the urinary tract. Bacteria
is the result of cells that have transformed because
of the over-acidic state of the body. Acids act
like molecular glue. The antioxidants of the
cranberries help to buffer those acids with
alkaline compounds thus reversing the very thing
that causes the infection, that is, metabolic
and/or dietary ACID.”

Dr. Gabe states: “taking calcium supplements or
drinking alkaline water will not change the pH
of your blood. If you hear someone say that your
body is too acidic and you should use their product
to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to
believe anything else the person tells you.”

I would like you to understand that taking alkaline
supplements or drinking alkaline water will help
prevent the blood from pulling alkaline compounds
from other parts of the body and thus helping to
maintain its alkaline design. Nobel prize winner
in medicine, Dr. Alexis Carrel, in 1912 stated,
“the human cell is immortal as long as we maintain
the alkaline fluids that it is bathed in.”
I stated in 1986 that the human body is alkaline
by design, however, acidic by function. If you
can maintain the alkaline design of the body with
an alkaline lifestyle and diet you will never get
sick, tired or suffer from ANY dis-ease or disease.

People have been listening to allopathic medical
spokesperson like Dr. Gabe Mirkin for many decades.
Part of the reason that western medical science
is in such disarray, part of the reason that
750,000 people die from medical treatment every
year in America, and part of the reason that
drug companies spend so much money wooing doctors,
is that western medical science is controlled by
inadequate, wrong-headed, and self-invested research
programs and methodology. That research is
controlled in large part by the pharmaceutical
industry in conjunction with medical schools.

Almost all non-traditional and alternative
medical practitioners use products that cannot
be patented and do not reap obscene profits
from people who are unhealthy and sick. I
think it is fair to say that medicine controlled
by patents are more about money than health.
Thus, with this value system, there is little
reason for profit-oriented pharmaceutical
companies to look beyond the present broken-down
system and model.

I encourage spokespersons such as Dr. Gabe Mirkin
to look beyond the present system and to ask new
questions about how the body works, why so many
people are sick, why the elderly are on half a
dozen medicines or more, why so many people die
in the care of our medical system, and why so
many people are becoming increasingly distrustful
of the present medical system.

Broccoli Is A Powerful Anit-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Vegetable

President George H. W. Bush famously said that
he didn’t like broccoli, and since he was
president, he didn’t have to eat it. But if the
former president becomes over-acidic and starts
showing signs of hyper or hypoglycemia (diabetes),
he may allow broccoli on his plate after all.

New research from the University of Warwick in
England found that eating broccoli could reverse
the vascular damage to blood vessels caused by
metabolic and dietary acids that cause diabetes.

The scientists believe the chemical in broccoli
responsible for the heart-healthy effect is
sulforaphane, which promotes the creating of
alkaline buffers that protect blood vessels,
and reduces the amounts of metabolic and dietary
acids that cause cell damage.

Crucifer vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels
sprouts and cabbage, have been tied to a lower
risk of strokes and heart attacks. People with
diabetes face up to a 500 percent increase in
risk of developing cardiovascular dis-eases that
are linked to damaged blood vessels caused by
metabolic and dietary acids. They also risk other
health problems such as kidney dis-ease which is
also caused by an excessive amount of metabolic and/or
dietary acid.

High blood sugar or acid levels can cause levels
of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) to increase three-fold
to buffer the sugar and increased acidity. Sulforaphane
activates a protein called nrf2 which protects the
blood and lymphatic vessels and lowers the increase of
acidity by 73 percent.

“Our study suggests that compounds such as sulforaphane
from broccoli may help counter processes linked to
the development of vascular disease in diabetes,” said
Warwick Professor Paul Thornalley. He added that in
the future it will be important to see if eating a
diet rich in broccoli and other crucifer vegetables
will benefit diabetics. “We believe it will,” he said.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist
at the pH Miracle Living Center, “sulforaphane compound
found in broccoli is a powerful antacid or alkaline buffer
that protects the blood, the blood vessels and other
organs that sustains life. Broccoli is one of the most
powerful vegetables for anti-aging! That is why I
included broccoli florets and broccoli sprouts in my
latest anti-oxidant/anti-aging products called,
Doc Broc Power Plants and pHruits and pHolage.”

Hidden Dangers of Cookware and Cooked Food

Most people are aware of air pollution, water pollution
and the dangers of household chemicals. Studies are now
showing that certain cookware can also be
polluting/acidifying our bodies. Below are just some
examples of how ‘traditional’ cookware can be hazardous
to you and you and your family’s health.


There are many grades of stainless steel. Regular
stainless steel cookware is made from different
alloys including scrap metal. ‘Most stainless steel
sold in stores is of such a nature to allow chrome
and nickel to bleed into the foods as the salts and
acids of the food react with the pot.’ Dr. Shelton
For cleanliness and safety reasons, you food should
be cooked on only high grade surgical stainless steel.


Most porous of all metals. Grease can turn rancid
in pores. Some people believe that they can get
iron from a cast iron pot. The reality is that
iron comes in a ferrous and a ferric form. Your
body cannot assimilate the iron (ferric) from a
cast iron pan.


Poor heat distribution. Foods stick and burn.
Contains lead. Lead can cause reproductive harm
and learning disabilities. Prop. 65 If gas is
unleaded, shouldn’t our cookware also be free
of lead?


Can scratch, chip and flake. ‘Exposure to Teflon
resins at temperatures above 393ºF may produce a
condition termed polymer fume fever characterized
by flu-like symptoms such as chills, fever, body
aches, nausea and occasional vomiting.’ Federal
Aviation Agency Occupational Health & Safety

A chemical, C-8, used to make non-stick coated
pans has been linked to birth defects in humans
to cancer in laboratory animals. The chemical
is also present in the blood for up to 4 years
and can show up in breast milk.


Very soft metal. Extreme chemical reaction between
food and pan.’All Vegetables cooked in Aluminum
produce hydroxide poison which neutralizes digestive
juices, producing stomach and gastrointestinal
trouble, such as stomach ulcers and colitis.’
Dr. A. McGuigan’s Report on Findings for the
Federal Trade Comm. In Docet Case No. 540
Washington, D.C.

If you’d like to test the level of chemicals or
metals leaching from your cookware you can do
a simple pollution/acidic test as follows:

* Take a sample of each of the different
types of cookware you are using and add
1 cup of water

* Adjust the water with 1 tbsp of baking
soda (sodium bicarbonate is used to simulate a
similar pH level often realized in cooking conditions).

* Bring water to a boil for 5-10 min
(your food is usually exposed to the pan
for at least 10 min.)

* Add 1 tbsp sodium bicarbonate to a
glass of warm water & taste (your control
should taste salty)

* Taste water in each of the other
pans (taste will range from very bitter
to metallic to… #@!#$?

If you are concerned about your health and would
like to know more information about the solutions
available, contact the pH Miracle Center at: or 760 751 8321

Check out this YouTube video presentation of
Dr. Robert and Shelley Young on preserving
the electrical potential of your food:

When you schedule your pH Miracle Alkalarian
Cooking Presentation, you will learn of the
many benefits of preparing your food on 316L
Surgical Stainless Steel.

Happy, Healthy, Alkalarian pH Miracle Living!

The Truth About Current Medical Blood Tests

The following letter is from Denise Abda, a registered
clinical pathologist discussing the “why’s and how’s””
of Dr. Young’s “New Biology” and the live and dried
blood microscopy is so important in the correct and
proper diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of dis-ease
and disease. Please ask yourself the following questions
and then if you are still interested in understanding the
truth about medical blood tests then read Denise Abda’s
letter for more truth and light.

1) Are you interested in the truth about current
medical blood testing?

2) Do you know that current medical blood tests
may not be accurate?

3) Do you know that Doctors may not always see
or understand current medical blood tests?

4) Do you know that current medical blood tests
are mis-interpreted by many Doctors?

5) Do you know that medical technicians and
Doctors do not understand many of the particulates
seen in blood and therefore these particulates
are ignored and not reported.

6) Do you know there is a lack of understanding
in medical science of the many components of
medical blood testing and are currently ignored
by medical scientists and Doctors?

7) Do you understand the importance of Dr.
Young’s work in the correct interpretation of
medical blood testing?

8) Do you know that you have the opportunity of
a lifetime to study with Dr. Robert O. Young,
live and dried blood microscopy, including
comprehensive and metabolic blood testing and
how they relate to health, fitness, sickness
and disease this September 15th at the Rancho
del Sol, in Valley Center, California or in
Oslo, Norway this October 6th?
For more details go to:

9) Do you know that the opportunity of learning
the “New Biology” and to study live and dried
blood microscopy with Dr. Young would prepare
you to change lives and save lives?

10) And, do you know that the foundational
knowledge of how to create health, energy
and fitness and to prevent ALL sickness and
disease is now known?

Please read on to learn more.


Dear Dr. Young

As a medical technologist working in conventional
medicine, I have previously not seen a medical
concept as powerful as the “New Biology” which
you have advanced. The “New Biology” not only
sets forth the theory and principles for
overcoming disease, but it provides the perfect
blueprint for something far more important–disease

As a medical technologist registered by the American
Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), I have been
performing blood analysis for the last 28 years
in the hospital laboratory. The results obtained
in this traditional setting are of a qualitative
value and do not show the true picture of blood.

It does not show the startling quality and the
dynamic unfolding of cells as is explained in
your research.

For some years now, I have often wondered why
so few people seem to get better.

I have doubted the approach of the so-called
“managed care” and what often amounts to a
lifetime sentence to one or more expensive
prescriptions. It is not enough for medical
science to simply minimize symptoms. Patients
want their health back. People want to know
how to do that and why they got sick.

Modern medicine holds barely a clue as they
stumble forward with new drug after new drug,
curing no one, while simply managing sickness
rather than creating health.

When a CBC (complete blood count) is ordered
as a routine test for the patient, the sample
is run through a machine and analyzed with
results for numbers of white blood cells,
red blood cells, type of cells, and indices
of the blood and platelets. What we refer
to simply (and impotently) as “stain precipitate”,
your language of science identifies, sorts,
and categorizes, cells as fibrous thallus,
symplast, mucor, rbc & platelet aggregation
mycoplasma. You then go on to explain the
significance of these phenomena when found
in the patient’s sample and offer suggestions
to overcome their implications.

There have been many times as a medical
technologist that I have wondered to myself
just what the results I report from the lab
are really telling the doctor. It is less
and less clear that the vanilla-like
quantitative information received from the
lab is helping the doctor, especially when
the patients keep coming back and getting
the same results and not getting better
physically. And yet, no one really
addresses their nutritional intake as a means
to overcome the phenomenon that they are
supposedly trained to treat. The medical
personnel who are supposed to play an
informative role in this regard simply
follow the “allopathically controlled”
food group pyramid also.

This is not new science and is not at all
consistent with New Biology. In other words,
if the government sanctioned food pyramid
was really working, there would not be such
a rise in obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart
disease, autoimmune diseases, and
osteoporosis, etc……

The next part of the routine blood testing
done is through a chemistry profile which
evaluates the sodium/potassium, chlorides,
bicarbonates, liver enzymes, kidney function,
glucose levels, heart enzymes (which by the
way are not elevated until AFTER the patient
has a heart attack) and the basic calcium,
magnesium, phosphorus along with a few other

Again, how many times have we heard, “I am not
feeling well, but I went to my doctor, and my
blood tests are all normal?”

These numbers are rarely out of therapeutic
range (except of course for a glucose level,
in the case of diabetic).

I have seen 4th stage liver cancer patients
come in with normal liver enzymes. Yet, how
do we conceptualize such an advanced illness
in the realm of conventional treatment? How
can we explain the fact that the numbers are
within a controlled range on these tests?
Yet, in the language of “New Biology”, and
in the reports stemming from your adjunctive
blood microscopy, we see dynamic reports
teeming with information explaining the whys
and wherefores of the cause and dietary and
lifestyle changes required.

I know from studying your work, Dr. Young, that
you see all the microforms that are indicative
of poor health. You are able to explain where
these microforms came from and how they can and
must be reduced. The “New Biology” helps the
patient alkalize the body fluids with food,
water, and natural supplements in order to
reduce the acid causing these forms that
result in disease or dis-ease symptomatology.

Yet, in my own hospital where we are dispensing
western medicine, we give a diagnosis without
explaining the etiology or cause.

This model then prescribes an acidic drug to
treat an already acidic condition, without
ever recognizing the importance of the acid
phenomenon at any level of the body.

There is no turning the corner in this system.
If we do not get to the problematic system and
inform them of the changes that ABSOLUTELY
have to be incorporated, we are spiraling down
fast, and the only answer is managed sickness
resulting in death by western medicine – the
third leading cause of death in America.

If I were to give a copy of your book The pH
Miracle or The pH Miracle for Diabetes or The
pH Miracle for Weight Loss to many of the
doctors in my hospital, they would not even
read it.

In talking with a psychologist friend of mine,
he told the story of the endocrinologist, who
when presented with your book simply stated…
“Oh, that’s a bunch of crap.” Yet, he had
not read the book, was not familiar with the
underlying theory, and was, apparently,
egotistically content to assume that his
state of knowledge was the final word.

Too many western doctors that I know or read
about are clearly more interested in making
traditional medicine work for them than making
advancing science work for their patients.
Far too many medical leaders–and not just
the doctors—lack open-mindedness, submit to
the lock-step of medical training and
indoctrination, and show a tendency to
repeat questionable procedures that they
can clearly see do not produce results.

Modern medicine appears to me to be much
more about training than education.

It’s more about firm and premature answers
than questions and exploration.

Medicine has become like auto mechanics
rather than the search for the truth about
the healthy body and how it really works.

Medicine is focused on sickness and
NOT health.

What I see happening is that the physicians
of today are watching disease progress and
offering no real treatment for reversal.

They are waiting for the drug companies to
find the solution to this or that ailment.

They do not see their job as getting to the
bottom of the issues or the real causes.
Their present day training, controlled by
government regulations and pharmaceutical
intimidation, is very much a part of the

It reminds me of the food industry with
their penchant for studying focus groups
to determine what they can sell to their
customers as opposed to teaming with
research scientists to see what is good
for their customers. They are asking the
question, “What can we sell to make money?”
Doctors look to the pharmaceutical companies
for answers like the food industry looks
to market research to tell them where
next to go.

What is needed as soon as possible is a new
kind of blood analysis. The training you
provide in your microscopy classes should
be available to every physician who cares
about their patient, every clinic or doctor
willing to learn, and even those patients
who want to understand and participate in
their own well-being as to how to overcome
their own health issues.

So, where do we go from here?

I foresee an automated blood report that
provides a read-out for the doctor and the
patient. I foresee a report that explains
the results in at least three ways: For
the allopathic physician, the holistic
physician, and the “New Biologist”
applying pH theory.

Dr. Young, I am grateful for the insights
I have gained in your microscopy class.
I am so happy that I know how to use it
for my family and friends who are willing
to really take their health into their own
hands. I am happy to use this information
to educate them and inform them how to
apply it to their daily life. This
information is a real and meaningful
answer to the health care crisis.

One-by-one society is looking for answers
that they can adapt to their daily life.
They cannot afford health care as it is
offered today. They cannot afford health
care within the constraints of society
today. We need to educate, demonstrate,
and apply the “New Biology” to our
everyday life.

I tell all my friends and clients, “if you
keep doing what you’ve been doing, then
you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting,
and if you could see what I see, then you
would do what I do.”

I hope the future will bring this science to
the forefront and allow the availability of
information to get to everyone in need
before it is too late.

Because as I see the organized medicine in
the hospital/clinic setting taking shape,
there is no change, no restructuring, no
new ideas, and no results.

At the ph Miracle Living Center, I saw that
miracles don’t just happen, they are

Soon, cancer will be the problem of
one-out-of-one, unless we know how to
alkalize and balance our pH.

Only then will all medical practitioners
begin to compare and contrast their ideas
and approaches with that of those who
think very differently from them.

But does society have the time to educate,
demonstrate and apply it by THEN, if we are
all suffering NOW.

Thank you for your work!

In Health and Healing,

Denise Abda

Two Universtiy Research Studies Validate Dr. Young’s Theory for the Cause of Cancer

There are two published University research studies
supporting Dr. Robert O. Young’s acid theory
as the cause of cancer.

The titles of the two studies are:

1) “Mathematical Modelling of Tumour Acidity
Regulation of Intracellular pH,” by S.D. Webb,
J.A. Sherratt and R. G. Fish (online at: Published in the Journal
of Theoretical Biology, (1999) 196, 237-250.
Article No. jtbi.1998.0836.

2) “Acid-mediated tumor invasion: How does
vasculature affect the growth characteristics,”
by B. S. Govindan W. B. Spillman, Jr.,
J. L. Robertson and W. R. Huckle.

(1) Virginia Tech Applied Biosciences Center
(2) Department of Physics
(3) Center for Comparative Oncology at
Virginia Tech
(4) Department of Biomedical Sciences and

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA.


We studied the growth of an implanted avascular
tumor in rats, in two-dimensions, based on a
model where the mechanism of invasion is
centered on tumor-induced acidification of
the micro-environment and consequent death of
normal cells.

The spatial distribution of the acid density
around the tumor is found using mean-field
analysis. By assuming that the viability of
both normal and tumor cells falls sharply
below certain threshold values of the local
pH, we determine the conditions for the
formation and radius of a necrotic core at
the center, as a function of the tumor
radius. We show mathematically that
the mean micro-vessel density (MVD) plays
a pivotal role in determining the growth
characteristics of the tumor. When the MVD
is sufficiently small, accumulation of excess
acid inside the tumor leads to the formation of
a necrotic core, which occupies a significant
fraction of the total area in large tumors.

However, necrosis is reduced when the mean MVD
inside the tumor is larger than outside because
of the more efficient removal of excess acid.
At sufficiently high MVD, necrosis might be
absent in the tumor, or confined to small
regions mostly devoid of micro-vessels.

Quantitative estimates of MVD for these different
phases of growth are obtained, and verified using
explicit cellular automaton simulations. Recent
experimental studies on the correlation between
necrosis and MVD support our main conclusions.


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Mineral Salts Help To Normalize Blood Pressure

Research shows that boosting levels of potassium in
the diet may lower a person’s risk of developing
high blood pressure and may decrease blood pressure
in people who already have “hypertension.”

High blood pressure remains the chief reason for visits
to doctors’ offices and for prescription drug use in the
U.S., two researchers from Nashville, Tennessee note in
a special supplement to The Journal of Clinical
Hypertension this month.

Dr. Mark C. Houston, from Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine and Dr. Karen J. Harper from Harper
Medical Communications, Inc. in Nashville, also point
out that a healthy intake of potassium is thought to
be one reason why vegetarians and isolated populations
have a very low incidence of heart disease.

In isolated societies consuming diets low in sodium and
high in fruits and vegetables, which have and therefore
high levels of potassium, hypertension affects only 1
percent of the population, they note. In contrast,
in industrialized societies, where people consume diets
high in processed foods and large amounts of dietary
sodium 1 in 3 persons have hypertension.

The typical American diet contains about double the
sodium and half the potassium that is currently
recommended in dietary guidelines. Low potassium
intake is thought to contribute to the prevalence of
high blood pressure in Americans.

Based on their review of published studies on the topic,
Houston and Harper say if Americans were to boost their
potassium intake, the number of adults with known high
blood pressure could fall by more than 10 percent. In
2006, the American Heart Association issued new
guidelines calling for Americans to get 4.7 grams per
day of potassium.

“An increase in potassium with a decrease in sodium is
probably the most important dietary choice (after weight
loss) that should be implemented to reduce
cardiovascular disease,” Houston and Harper

Some studies also show that diets containing at least
500 to 1,000 milligrams magnesium daily and more than
800 milligrams of calcium daily may help lower blood
pressure and the risk of developing high blood pressure.

“A high intake of these minerals through increased
consumption of fruits and vegetables may improve blood
pressure levels and reduce coronary heart disease
and stroke,” Houston and Harper conclude.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist
at the pH Miracle Living Center, “the body uses sodium
to produce magnesium and potassium and potassium to
produce calcium. Increased amounts of colloidal
unprocessed mineral salts of sodium have shown to
be helpful in lowering blood pressure when high and
increasing blood pressure when low. The greatest
healthful impact that colloidal mineral salts of sodium,
magnesium, potassium and calcium have on the heart is
to reduce the number of beats per minute to a more
healthful level – generally under 70 beats per minute.

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Journal of Clinical Hypertension, July 2008.
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