Dr. Robert O. Young, a nutritional microbiologist, is a pioneer of analyzing living blood cells. Dr. Young has spent years researching diseased and healthy cells under the microscope. He found that unhealthy cells appear dark and mis- shapen, while healthy blood cells are round and vibrant in color, practically glowing in comparison. Dr. Young set out to find what caused this “inner light.” He discovered the essence of life is derived almost exclusively through plants, and that every cell in the body needs the light derived from green plants. The greater the amount of green foods consumed in the diet, the greater the health benefits achieved.
Dr. Young also found that these plant foods are cleansing and alkalizing to the body, while processed and refined foods can increase unhealthy levels of acidity and toxins. Through his findings, Dr. Young concluded that over-acidification of the body is the underlying cause of all disease. Because many people consume a diet primarily comprised of acid-forming foods, (i.e. sugar, meat, dairy, yeast breads, etc.) rather than green plant foods, they are sick and tired.
Dr. Young and his wife, Shelley Redford Young, set out to help others understand the acid-alkaline theory. They are the founders of InnerLight International, the Robert O. Young Research Center, the InnerLight Foundation, and Shelley Young’s Academy of Culinary Arts. In addition, Dr. Young is the author of Sick and Tired? Reclaim Your Inner Terrain, and Shelley Young shares her alkalizing recipes in Back to the House of Health. It is through these resources that one can learn how to overcome health challenges naturally and come into balance.
The Alkalarian Diet