To start with the positive, the book is certainly an interesting read and Dr Young backs up his assertions with his own scientific research. There is no doubt, that followed properly you can lose weight and the results are impressive BUT back in the real world, this diet is much too extreme to ever follow on a long term basis.
Firstly, you will have to drink 1 ltr of water for every 13 kg of weight you have, so for me 5 ltrs or so a day. There is no way I could stomach drinking that amount, and it can't just be your plain old ordinary mineral water, no it should be 'ph Miracle water', filtered just correctly with a special fitted filter and 'alkalanised'. Then they are the supplements which number upwards of 30, I couldn't count them all that you are supposed to take, 'basic supplements'. Dr Young reccommends 1/2 to a cup of 'good' oil (omega oils), per day. This is along with a myriad others supplements. Then the diet itself is basically vegan, as all meat and dairy is acid forming, and this is the diet you are supposed to follow for the rest of your life....so this diet is expensive to maintain and requires considerable commitment. There is now way I could follow such an extreme diet, I want to be able to eat out sometimes and also to enjoy food socially. I reccommend taking aspects of this diet and incorporating it into you daily life, such as more green veggies for example, and the rebounding exercises.