Originally Posted by MasterD
Certainly interested in how the diet will work for you!
One of the beliefs I have at this moment is that too much fruit is not good for you because of the acidifying effect the sugar in the fruit may have on the body (pH miracle Robert Young / Tony Robbins Living Health).
I used to eat a LOT of fruit and cutting it out actually made me feel better, but that may have something to do with other changes I made too.
Keep us posted; looking forward to reading about the results you will get with it!
I used to be a big Dr. Young fan myself, and I attended a lecture of his a few years ago, but in reading some other reports, I have more doubts about his theories now. I think a lot of what he writes is true, but there are some problems with his recommended solution that I feel others like Dr. Graham do a better job of resolving.
Dr. Young and Tony Robbins push a lot of very expensive supplements with a ridiculous mark-up. These are manufactured products you wouldn't find in those same forms in nature. To me that's a big red flag, since they're claiming that we need to buy their engineered "nutrition in a bottle" to achieve optimal health. My intuition flashes a big danger sign at that. The message just isn't congruent.
Fruit is extremely alkalizing. However, the main issue is to eliminate the acid-forming foods. That's one of the reasons I want to do this test. I have pH strips that I can use to test my own pH levels to see what changes, although the results won't be very precise.
Eating a lot of fruit on a diet filled with acid-forming foods won't produce optimal results. If you add fruit to a bad mix, you may have an even worse mix. Many people who've had problems with fruit report feeling great when they eat virtually nothing but fruit. I've also noticed that the more fruit I eat, the better I feel. But if I eat a bunch of watermelon for dessert on top of a high-fat meal, I won't feel good at all.