Zinc and Iron: Both Required for Men and Women

By Dr. Bob McCauley

My video on ZINC and IRON

We often hear that zinc is required by men and iron by women.  This is only partially trueSmiling young couple with arms crossed
since the human body requires both for a number of functions in the body.  Men and women need zinc and iron, but for different reasons and in different amounts.  Women require iron since they have blood loss each month due to their menstrual cycle.  Men require zinc for the prostate health and to maintain adequate testosterone levels in the body.

iron Uses for Zinc in the body:

  • Boosts Sexual Health and Testosterone Levels
  • Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer
  • Minimizes Cold Symptoms
  • Helps Fight Acne
  • Helps prevent Hair-loss
  • Immune System
  • Thyroid
  • Cell Repair

High in Zinc: Sesame Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Squash Seeds, and Peanuts.

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Uses for Iron in the body:

  • Iron at the center of each red blood cell in the body
  • Hemoglobin formation
  • Oxygen carrier
  • Muscle function
  • Brain function
  • Iron deficiency anemia

High in Iron: Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, chlorella, spirulina; fruit such as raisins and apricots.


You should NOT  worry about getting too much iron and having it build up in your Chlorella-spirulina-tablets-powder-hi-resliver and/or other organs unless you are taking synthetic iron supplements. 
Those can be dangerously toxic if taken over a long period of time.  However, it is not at all a concern if you are eating whole foods such as Chlorella, Spirulina or spinach for example. 

My video on ZINC and IRON

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Exercise Regularly: But Not Too Long or Too Hard

By Dr. Bob McCauley

This TED Talk on moderate exercise is right on the money with Cardiologist
James O’Keefe – for the most part.  I agree with this guy completely – almost.  For the iStock_000015629734Largerecord, I do not often agree with medical doctors.  People doing strenuous exercise over 20 minutes a day is not healthy, and does not extend their lifespan. I am an avid runner, but have never done a marathon, half marathon, Tough Mudder and never will. If you’re on an excellent diet – raw foods – you can exercise longer than that, but not beyond 30 minutes.  I run 3.5 – 4.0 miles in thirty minutes – 5 days a week.

There is no substitute for vigorous exercise and it is essential we do it daily if Great Health is our goal. As with everything concerning health, consistency is obligatory if you expect to succeed.

It is important that we exercise to the point of perspiring and deep-breathing for at least fifteen minutes each day in order to work our cardiovascular system. Sustained diaphoretic breathing invigorates and strains every bodily organ to some degree. Cardiovascular exercise causes oxygen-rich blood to race through our arteries, cleansing everything it comes in contact with. Regular exercise speeds up brain activity and decision-making. We should strive to exercise like this at least 15 – 30 minutes each day.

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Smelt More Important Than Our Food Supply

By Dr. Bob McCauley

avacado-Love avocados? This article about avocados talks about the problem California has with lack of water, which is part drought.

But not a single mention of the biggest cause of the water shortage which is the EPA protecting a tiny fish, the delta smelt, at the cost of thousands of farmers losing millions of dollars with a nation that desperately needs the food they grow.

California’s dry spell has lasted three years and now, barring some last-minute climatological miracle, will extend to a punishing fourth. Early in April, California governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory cutbacks on water usage, a first in the state’s history.  Article

delta-smeltAre we ready to lose our national sovereignty and be forced to import our food from other countries for a tiny fish that few people eat?  The tyranny of the Environmental Protection Agency has never been more evident than here.  To protect a tiny fish we are suppose to starve ourselves and/or spend a fortune for basic food items.

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Dr Oz: Are You One of Us or Are You One of Them?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

It was a reported earlier this week Dr. Henry Henry Miller of California’s Stanford University – a ozcommitted proponent for the GMO industry –  the doctors sent the letter to Lee Goldman, dean of Columbia’s Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, demanding he be dismissed, defrocked, and otherwise un-installed as a Medical Doctor.  It is absolutely Amazing to see the Medicadoxy – the Medical Establishment Orthodoxy - turn on one of its own when they try to introduce an herb, or some other natural thing that may contribute to human health. I do not accept everything Dr. Oz has done, nor have I seen many of his shows.  What he said about Chlorella with Dr. Mercola was ridiculous, such as taking 1 250mg tablet a day” – Really? More like 12 – 15 with each meal.  Either you are with the medical industry and their studies, drugs and various artificial treatments or the power of what nature can do for the body.

At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds. MSN.com Article

1,300 doctors who responded by 4 p.m. ET today (April 24) to a poll conducted by SERMO, a social network for doctors, 735 doctors (57 percent) said Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia. Fifty doctors (4 percent) said Oz should have his medical license revoked. And another 280 doctors (22 percent) said Oz should both resign from his position and have his license taken away. An additional 18 percent said Oz should do nothing, because they respect him as a physician.  MSN.com Article

Dr Oz: Are You One of Us or Are You One of Them?  You need to decide because you can’t be both. I like to see medical doctors offering natural cures because it brings about awareness about the powerful cures found in nature.

Why don’t they go after Dr. Andrew Weil, although he has been warned by the FDA over flu claims he was making on some mushrooms he was selling.  Of course mushrooms have incredible nutrients but you can’t make those kind of claims.  No one in your However, it seems as though medical doctors are not interested in it going the other direction. It’s their way - the medical way - or it’s no way, take the highway. Good luck Dr. Oz. You’re going to need it. They’re out to get you at any cost.

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I Stopped Taking Vitamins Many Years Ago: Here’s Why

By Dr. Bob McCauley

I discovered many years ago that multivitamins were all but worthless.  Given their ability to provide the body with nutrients, their cost is astronomical compared that of raw fruits and vegetables.  I spent a fortune on them because I have always wanted to be as healthy as I possibly can.  Solgar, Twin Labs, etc.  I probably spent $50 a week on vitamin supplements.  Then I started taking spirulina and chlorella and found they have everything in them that my expensive vitamins have, as well as a whole lot more.

vitamins“Eventually we were able to move on to humans. We studied thousands of patients for 10 years who were taking dietary supplements and placebos.  We found that the supplements were actually not beneficial for their health. In fact, some people actually got more cancer while on the vitamins.”  Mirror Article

I went to eating raw fruits and vegetables and I have been incredibly health ever since.

Only a raw food diet has the ability to Achieve Great Health, perfect health, the kind of vegetables-fruitshealth most people only dream of. If you remain on a cooked-food diet, you will never truly be healthy even though the outward symptoms of disease may not manifest themselves for years to come. Disease always resides in the body of the cooked foodist whether the symptoms are there or not.

Everyone wants to be healthy. No one wants to be sick or even divulge they ever get sick. Sadly, most will remain sick because of their refusal to leave the cooked-food world behind and start putting in their body what naturally belongs in it, that which can only make them healthy. Only what comes from nature, unchanged, will ever make us healthy. There is no substitute for nature because it is God’s ever-moving hand. And no matter what man creates to try to make himself healthy, it will only end in failure. God’s temple can only be properly served and maintained by the raw foods that are produced by God’s creation, that which we call nature.

 

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Skin Anti-Oxidant Score – BioPhotonic Scanner

By Dr. Bob McCauley

The Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a non-invasive laser that measures carotenoids bob-pharmanex-biophotonic-scanlevels in skin tissues using the science of Raman Spectroscopy. Any score over 50,000 is excellent, 20,000 or below you’re in trouble. I first did one about 12 years ago and got 59,000, then another around 6 years ago and got a score of 74,000. Just did one today at the VegeFest in Novi, MI and got a score of 85,000.  Two weeks later I was at 87,000.  A month later I got it up to 94,000 as seen in this video.  As you get older, you are suppose to go down. The average person my age would be in the 30,000 range.  How does mine keep going up you
Bob-pharmanexask? I have a raw juice in the morning, and a salad in the evening. I only consume raw fruits and vegetables, and spirulina and chlorella for my protein.

The skin test is a bird’s eye view of your overall health.  It is perhaps the best overall test of a person’s health.  While it certainly is definitive, it is give a pretty good indication of where we are at.  If your body does not have antioxidants then your cells are prone to free radical damage.  Your “shortgevity” (opposite of Longevity) is Guarantied.  If you want to live a long life, you must provide your body with antioxidants, those with an abundance of electrons such as ionized water, chlorella, spirulina and raw foods, my 7 Components of Great Health.  They are so simple to understand, but not easy to do.

Dr. Oz. is 75,000 on the antioxidant test scoredr-oz, which is actually pretty impressive. I scored 86,000. I just ordered one of these scanners and my goal is to go to 100,000 by my birthday in September. Highest score is 105,000. I’m shooting for that by the end of 2015. I love setting goals.

 

 

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Root Herb Turmeric is One of Nature’s Most Powerful

Dr. Bob McCauley, ND

My video on Turmeric Powder.  The advantage of combining a concentrated herb such as
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Turmeric Powder
 with a complete food such as Chlorella is that the protein allows the body to absorb and utilize the herb much more safely and effectively.

Turmeric contains a chemical called Curcumin.  Our Turmeric contains 95% Curcumin.

  • Curcumin is a potent natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Curcumin is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
  • When combined with cauliflower, Curcumin has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
  • Curcumin is a natural liver detoxifier.
  • Curcumin is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
  • Curcumin may aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
  • Curcumin long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.turmeric-root-powder
  • Curcumin provided joint support.
  • Curcumin has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
  • Curcumin speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
  • Curcumin May help in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions.

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“Cooked Food is More Nutritious”

By Dr. Bob McCauley

To cook or not to cook your food.  To be healthy or not to be healthy.  We have heard for years that cooking your food “releases the nutrients”.  I am quite skeptical of this claim and always have been.  A recent article  reported that  Tomatoes, Carrots and Spinach have little or no nutrition unless you cook them.

yankee-pot-roast-6Let’s accept the premise that this is true and that certain foods must be cooked in order to make their nutrients bioavailable. Even if it were true, the destruction of the food’s overall nutritional benefit due exposing it to high temperatures is not worth the marginal gain of certain nutrients being in greater abundance or more bioavailable. The reason you want to eat food that has not been cooked, a raw food, is that you want to consume a food that has enzymes and electrons, both of which the body is starved for. Enzymes begin to break down when exposed to heat, 104F, and are  completely destroyed by 118F. Electrons are far more unstable and fleeting, which makes it even more imperative that you consume foods as fresh as you can possibly get them.

Foods that have enzymes and electrons are full of energy which makes them easily digested and their nutrients easily absorbed by the body.  Heating anything denatures the element that iscooked veg being heated.  Cooked foods are literally and figuratively dead since they don’t have any enzymes and therefore no energy. This makes them quite difficult for the body to assimilate. Therefore, by cooking any food you dramatically reduce the absorbability of that food since it has no energy that facilitates easier absorption. In other words, the body has  a much more difficult time absorbing the nutrients from a dead food with no energy than a raw food that is full of enzymes and electrons.

Heat is a chemical reagent. It affects a substance without being affected itself. When applied to a raw food it scrambles the organic chemical structure of that food.

Tomatoes
A landmark study published in 2002 in the Journal of tomatoesAgricultural and Food Chemistry first showed that a powerful antioxidant called lycopene is released from tomatoes when they’re cooked. The study found that heating tomatoes at 190.4 degrees for 30 minutes boosted levels of absorbable lycopene by 35 percent.  When to Cook Your Foods

The article refers to studies published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry – Thermal Processing Enhances the Nutritional Value of Tomatoes by Increasing Total Antioxidant Activity is one study. The other studies referred to in the article do not reference which studies those are. What the study does is measured the amount of degradation over particular nutrients in food such as vitamin C and lycopene, which they 1-lycopene-plant-pigment-moleculemeasured chemically in a lab.  What cannot be determined is actually how much of that cooked nutrient will or will not be absorbed by the body.

My contention is that the energy in a raw food increases the bioavailability of that nutrient, and it is that energy that is missing from any food that has been cooked and/or processed.

There is a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry regarding carcinogenic acrylamide’s being formed in cooked foods. Analysis of Acrylamide, a Carcinogen Formed in Heated Foodstuffs.  There are plenty of studies that demonstrate without damaging he is to foods.  Regarding health, it is always the actual experience that proves or disproves something actually works, and not some theoretical paper.

Carrots
A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry carrot-1found that cooking carrots increased the amount of beta carotene, a compound that is part of the carotenoid family. When to Cook Your Foods

There has never been a study that has measured the actual amount of any nutrient such as a carotenoid, lycopene, vitamin, antioxidant pigments and xanthins that are actually absorbed and utilized as antioxidants by the body because it is virtually impossible to measure such a thing.

Spinach
This green leafy vegetable is packed with calcium and iron, which are more bioavailable when Pile of baby spinachcooked. Spinach contains oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of these important nutrients.  The good news: Oxalic acid breaks down at high temperatures, so you can reap the benefits of calcium and iron. When to Cook Your Foods

Oxalic acid is found in many foods such as spinach although it is much higher in rhubarb leaves. Foods with oxalic acid should not be consumed in oxalic-acidlarge quantities, although that is not to say that a spinach salad is not healthy. It is because it contains almost no oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is said to be unhealthy because it interferes, to a small degree, with the absorption of vitamin C and minerals. If you eat a salad with lambs quarter or parsley which have more oxalic acid than most foods, then simply squeeze fresh lemon or lime and it will neutralize the oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is a colorless organic compound that occurs naturally in plants, animals and in humans. Oxalic acid is actually created in the human body using other substances such as vitamin C. Oxalic acid stimulates and maintains peristaltic motion in the body and is Vitamin-Can essential chemical for doing so. The bottom line with oxalic acid is that if you’re on a good diet, one comprised mostly of raw foods, or at least fresh cooked foods, oxalic acid will not be a problem for you. If you’re on a junk, processed, or fast food diet eating raw foods with oxalic acid can become a problem. But then a lot of foods with incredible nutrients can become a problem when you are living on garbage.

Mushrooms
If you check out the numbers on the USDA’s Nutrient Database, cooked-mushroomscooked mushrooms have higher amounts of niacin, potassium and zinc compared with the same weight of fresh mushrooms.  When to Cook Your Foods

food-pyramidI am sorry, but I do not consider the USDA to be an authority on anything regarding nutrition. This claim is not even accompanied with any kind of study, vague or otherwise. It’s just a claim made by the USDA nutrient database and who Raw Food Pyramid_Cardknows where it came from. This is the same government agency that came up with the food pyramid which is fought over every few years when the food pyramid is being reworked by various interests wanting to be represented as large as possible so people will buy more their products. The egg industry wants more eggs on the pyramid, the meat industry wants more meat, and the dairy industry wants more dairy.  This does not seem to be a way we should be deciding how much of a particular food we should consume to be healthy. Here is my Raw Food Pyramid.

A Word of Advice …
Don’t start cooking all your veggies just yet. Studies also have found that cooking decreases other nutrients, especially vitamin C. To get all the nutritional goodness that veggies have to offer, your best bet is to eat a combination of cooked and fresh.  When to Cook Your Foods

rawvscookedFinally – something I agree with in this article. At the very least, one should live on a diet of cooked and raw foods.  Without a doubt, most people cannot live on a diet comprised exclusively of raw foods. On the other hand, there is also no doubt that most people can make a significant portion of their diet that of raw foods if they are determined to be healthy.

Here is my word of Advice: The healthiest diet, as I am myself a testament, is a diet exclusively comprised of raw foods. If you do not include at least some raw fruits and vegetables in your diet then health is something you are never going to obtain.

 

      

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Here is why Mucuna is the Best Herb of Them All

By Dr. Bob McCauley

My favorite herb of all time is Mucuna pruriens.  This is because it mucuna_pruienshas L-Dopa, an amino acid that creates several brain chemicals that essential for sleep patterns, mood enhancement and longevity.  My video on Mucuna.

  1. Mucuna is 15% extracted or concentrated L-Dopa is the best level concentration.

  2. Mucuna pruriens is an Ayravedic herb from India.  The tan or brown Mucuna, not the white Mucuna which comes from India.

  3. Mucuna is also an aphrodisiac, a free radical scavenger and helps reduce diabetes.

  4. L-Dopa is a precursor to dopamine, which is produced in the l-dopa-to-dopaminebrain and is a Mood Enhancer.  L-Dopa aides with neurological activity.  Without dopamine our muscles become tense and tremble.  Parkinson’s patients are given synthetic L-Dopa which doesn’t work like the extract L-Dopa from Mucuna.

  5. L-Dopa is a precursor to Melatonin produced by the pineal gland – youth and sleep regulation.  It regulates our biological clock.

  6. L-Dopa is a precursor to Serotonin which is produced by the pineal-gland-brainpineal gland – sleep rest regulation, mood enhancer, enhances concentration, and fights depression.

  7. L-Dopa is a precursor to HGH – human growth hormone – in the pituitary gland when we sleep or after exercise.  Another fountain of youth, along with nucleic acids and ionized water because of its antioxidant qualities.

  8. We stop producing HGH by age 40, by age 60 there is hghnothing.  So our biological life grinds to a halt.  Our body is not being rejuvenated.

  9. We can always rejuvenate ourselves, our bodies, and that is with nucleic acids (found in CGF, Chlorella Extract), electrons, negative ORP (Alkaline Ionized Water), a diet of raw foods and L-Dopa for the production of HGH.

      

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Food Network: “We Teach You How To Make Crap”

By Dr. Bob McCauley

I’m sure Guy Fieri is a nice person. But the food he says tastes sooooo great as probably doguy fieri many people is garbage – junk that doesn’t lead to health, perhaps even makes people sick. I love tasty foods as much as the next person, but to me health is far more important than eating what I like the taste.  Photo on the right shows what he looks like before the hair dye job, cute earring and goatee.

PD_butterGuy Fieri has successfully replaced Paula Deen (with a stick of butter in her mouth) as the Food Network’s Lord of Garbage Food That Tastes Good. Raychel Ray a close second. Will the food network ever offer a show dedicated to making healthy food? So far they batting zero. Besides it would demonstrate that the rest of their cooking shows promote poor health.

“Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” is Guy Fieri’s show.  Guy also appears on “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Guy’s Big Bite,” “Food Network Star,”  “Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off,” GuyFieriand “Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.”

BTW, this article about Guy Fieri is on the money.

 

      

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