A San Diego man who penned a book claiming to treat low energy, poor digestion, aches and pains and disease was sentenced for practicing medicine without a license.
“The pH Miracle” author Robert O. Young was arrested by U.S. Marshals in 2014, accused of practicing medicine without a license on his Valley Center avocado ranch.
"The pH Miracle", sold through Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other stores, claims to help readers treat low energy, poor digestion, aches and pains and disease with an alkaline diet.
Young's "pH Miracle Retreat" offers nightly rates from $1295 to $2495 per night. The rate includes lodging, meals, supplements, and therapies.
According to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Young and others at the ranch used intravenous treatments on patients.
Young previously pleaded guilty to two charges of practicing medicine without a license. As part of entering his guilty plea, Young had to state that he has no post high school educational degrees from any accredited schools.
He also stated he was none of the following: a microbiologist, a medical doctor, a hematologist, a naturopathic doctor or a trained scientist.
Young's attorney declined an interview with NBC 7. Young declined an interview with NBC 7.
He was sentenced to his stipulated three years and eight months in prison. He has credit for 1,032 custody credits and must wear an ankle bracelet. He will not have probation or parole after his term.