Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Critical Analysis of YOR Health Part 3

Let's jump straight into it shall we?


Dave starts off by explaining that although we see adverts and commercials on television, he just doesn't believe people understand why it's so important (shock horror). But it's ok, YOR Health is here to educate, because that's what this company is all about - education. These trained educators are here to educate us on health. Actual teachers have degrees, and they are continuously undergoing training to ensure valid teaching methodologies are being used. They have no ulterior motive. They do not want you to purchase anything as a result of their teaching. They are experts both in the profession of teaching, and in the subject in which they are administering. Now, at last check, Dave Nelson does not have a degree in nutritional science, nor does he have a degree in teaching. So tell me, how on earth does anybody believe he possesses the ability to educate anyone on anything? Perhaps, we can admit, he does have expertise on being a fitness model, so I would happily take his advice on... modelling fitness, but until then, I refuse to believe a word he says. So let's just skip the next few minutes on the video because really, it would be like having my fruit shop owner try to educate me on the biology of rats.

Dave's comparison of our digestive system to the root of a tree looks like it came from his buddy's article Digestive Wellness - The Ultimate Health Article!, who references himself as a source, and has a 'What's up Doc' achievement (which you gain from having an article accepted in the health and fitness category). Thanks but no thanks 'health coach' Adam Zaks, I'll get my information from qualified professionals. 

Surprise surprise! Right after Dave suggests we need to 'invest' in our digestive health, he let's us know about the great products YOR Health have for us. Fix your tree roots with YOR Health!


The next slide can be summarised with my previous notion: thanks Dave, but I will not be taking health advice from someone with no qualifications who also has a vested interest in my pocket.


Aaah, the acid v alkaline argument. The 'smoking gun' of the YOR Health claims. Dr. Gabe Mirkin, a practicing physician of over 40 years writes a pretty interesting article titled Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense. Dr. Mirkin's website  offers broadcasts and reports on thousands of topics, and is a qualified professional on the subject. Dr Mirkin asserts:

"You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food 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. 

All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter 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."

So when it comes down to it, I guess I would take the advice of Dr Mirkin over say, Miranda Kerr (who is frequently referenced by the YOR Health subordinates). I certainly would take his advice over Dave Nelson, who is basically telling us that everything we eat today is 'acidic', so the best thing for us to do is BUY THE PRODUCTS!

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