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  • Dubious nutritionist arrested

Robert O. Young and an associate have been charged with conspiring to practice medicine without a license and multiple counts of grand theft. TheSan Diego District Attorney's press release stated that Young accepted patients, including some who were terminally ill , and temporarily housed them at his avocado ranch in Valley Center, California. The charges allege that the pair broke the law when they went beyond advocating dietary changes and administered intravenous treatments to patients, some of whom were terminally ill. KFMB San Diego has reported that the criminal complaint involves a dozen alleged victims, six of whom died. [Allyn R. Controversial alternative health provider charged. KFMB-TV, Jan 25, 2014] At his arraignment, Young pleaded not guilty and the judge set bail at $100,000 and ordered Young to stop treating patients at his ranch. Young, who represents himself as "Dr. Young," has a" Ph.D. from Clayton College of Natural Health, a nonaccredited correspondence school that closed in 2010 after Alabama began requiring accreditation for license renewal. The central premise of Young's approach—which lacks scientific support—is that health depends primarily on proper balance between an alkaline and acid cellular environment that can be optimized by dietary modification and taking supplements. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity of body fluids is expressed as "pH.") His best-selling book, The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health, advises readers to check their pH, "cleanse" for several days, eat a vegetarian diet that emphasizes vegetables, and take various dietary supplements. The food recommendations are based on their supposed effect on body acidity and alkalinity and whether or not they contain "toxins. Like D'Adamo, he also sells a large line of supplements from his Web site. The San Diego Tribune has reported that before moving to California, Young had two brushes with the law in Utah. Quackwatch has additional details on his theories and activities.

Quelle: Consumer Health Digest #14-03, January 26, 2014