REVIEW: The Love Code by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND

It’s probably no surprise to my readers that I love nonfiction almost as much as I love fiction. The accumulation of knowledge has been important to me for as long as I can remember, because as a child, I thought true happiness would come from knowing everything.

Now that I’m supposedly an adult, I’ve learned differently. Knowing everything doesn’t lead to true happiness; the act of learning itself is what enriches our lives.

So it’s no surprise I picked up a copy of The Love Code by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness?


cover of self-help book The Love Code by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND

Book Description

   Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and using the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure.  In The Love Code (previously published in hardcover as Beyond Willpower), bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, reveals the definitive self-help program to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve.
Science has proven that stress is the primary source of virtually any problem– physical, spiritual, emotional, and even circumstantial. Loyd believes that we need to understand how love works in our bodies to combat stress. By harnessing love’s power and learning to live in the present moment, you can define your life goals and live mindfully in a state of peace.
Rooted in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic techniques, The Love Code offers three important mental, physical, and spiritual tools and a revolutionary 40-day holistic program based on more than 25 years of clinical experience in removing the obstacles that sabotage us. You’ll also have free access to the unprecedented “Success Issues Finder” test, which accurately diagnoses your unconscious and subconscious issues related to success and failure, happiness and unhappiness. No matter how you define success – as wealth, career satisfaction, healing of health issues, or resolution of relationship problems – The Love Code will help you achieve it once and for all, quickly and for the long term.

My Rating

The first line of the back cover copy stunned me.

Was it possible that most self-help gurus were teaching the wrong methods? And, if so, did that explain the reason so many goals, plans, diets, and New Years’ Resolutions were utter failures? I had to know what this guy was talking about.

The book has a lot of information about the reasons we fail and why so many of us are unhappy in our lives. The author boils it down to what he calls ‘human hard drive viruses’. He says these things were picked up somewhere along the way in our lives; we stick with them because we don’t know another way, even if the way we’re doing things is making us miserable. It actually makes a lot of sense.

So far, I’ve been inserting the exercises in The Love Code into my life, and while I can’t say I’ve had the glorious ‘aha!’ moment he talks about in the book, I can definitely tell that I’m going to see an improvement in my control junkie ways, and I have plans to read this book again – maybe several times.

I give this book four of five stars, and recommend it to anyone who has struggled through and failed to achieve their dreams and goals. If nothing else, it may help open your mind to another way of thinking about your life.

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