Why do people think rheumatoid arthritis can be “cured” by naturopathy/diet?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Quora Question:

Why do people think rheumatoid arthritis can be “cured” by naturopathy/diet?

My Response:

Spirulina and chlorella are superfoods that are known as nutraceuticals. A nutraceutical is any food that provides the body with the proper nutrients that the body can use to heal itself and prevent disease. No food, including spirulina and chlorella, will ever heal the body, nor will any food that we consume for that matter. Rather, it is the nutrients that the body absorbs from living foods that it will use to heal itself from internal or external damage. A true nutraceutical can only come from a living whole food, one that has not been processed, heated, or irradiated in any way that would damage or destroy its enzymes and organic chemical substances, all of which are quite delicate.

Concerning joint issues I recommend Spirulina, Astaxanthin, DHA powder. They contain the nutrients that your body requires for it to heal itself. They are other foods as well.  ~ Dr. Bob

 

 

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As a vegan, what’s on your grocery list?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Quora question:

As a vegan, what’s on your grocery list?

My Response:

Raw fruits and vegetables for the most part. I rarely cook anything. Don’t get me wrong I would prefer to huge 4-cheese pizza with peppers and onions. But that would just be appealing to the taste buds and I value my health way too much for that to happen.

Health is found in the raw vegan world. You can live as long as you want to when it comes down to it.

 

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Why Are Vegans An Object Of Ridicule?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Quora Question:

Why are vegans an object of ridicule?

My Response:

Anyone who goes against the grain, against the herd, is ridiculed. Thomas Aquinas received death threats for his “radical” ideas about the Catholic Church and Christianity that are now consider vaunted and the work on an incredible mind. The herd mentality now is that the common diet of meat, a starchy carbohydrate. cooked vegetables and maybe a lettuce salad, and a rich desert – is actually healthy when it facts everything on your plate is pretty much just sustenance. Some vegans are militant; they carry signs and march and try to shame meat-eaters. So we have a small battle going on that is a bit of a diversion. I don’t eat cooked animal protein – meat, fish, eggs or dairy – because it is not healthy.   Dr. Bob

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Chlorella Powder and Heavy Metals Removal

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Customer Inquiry: 

  On your 100% Chlorella Powder I purchased from you to detox mercury amalgam contamination,  I’m trying to get a relative teaspoon vs. weight working equivalent. On the label it says 4 grams per teaspoon. Is that a level teaspoon, rounded,  or heaping? It’s pretty easy to work with the weight of  the tablet because they are all 250 mg, but on the powder is that 4g per teaspoon a level teaspoon? Thanks.     ~ Terry

My response: 

1 tsp is about 2 grams.  I wouldn’t worry so much about getting the exact dosage.  If you’re trying to remove heavy metals then you need to take it consistently each day.  You can’t take too much in a day, but I would no take more than 2 tsp at a time since your body can’t absorb the protein so quickly and you’ll waste it.  So if you take 3 or 4 tsps spread out through the day, that would be fine.

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Can Spirulina Boost The Immune Systems Of Athletes?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition demonstrates that spirulina is fantastic for working out, and even builds the immune system.

At the end of six weeks, the results suggested that the immune systems of the Spirulina group experienced protection from the effects of strenuous exercise.  Medical News Bulletin

This was based on the fact that the related T-cell counts remained constant for this group after the six week period, whereas a weakened immune system would have shown a change in the count. In contrast, the placebo group did show unhealthy changes in T-cell counts after the study period.  Medical News Bulletin

You can find the study on PubMed:  An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract.

CONCLUSION:

The results of this study imply that supplementation with spirulina extract may protect athletes against a deficit in immune function (especially, anti-infectious function) associated with strenuous exercise, and may cause a beneficial shift in “overtraining threshold” preventing a radical deterioration of immunity.  An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract.

Juszkiewicz et al. “An attempt to induce an immunomodulatory effect in rowers with spirulina extract.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (2018) 15:9

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Dr. Bob’s Sea Salt

Dr. Dr. Bob McCauley

Dr. Bob’s Sea Salt is hand-harvested by skilled salt farmers, using time honored, hand-crafted methods dating back centuries. It is unprocessed, natural and unrefined, a balanced mixture of essential minerals in the correct proportion that closely resembles our body’s own chemical make-up. Electrolytes provide critical conductivity in the body. They produce the “sparks of energy” that keep our bodies functioning. Without that “spark” created by the positive ion from quality salt, the body’s homeostasis, or compromised. As energy is exerted, body salts are lost through perspiration, and excretion through the kidneys.

  • Heart Health
  • Brain Function and Health
  • Water Balance within the Body
  • Balance of Ions
  • Protects Against Sunstroke
  • Anti-aging – should be used on the skin
  • Regulation of Bodily Fluids
  • Maintains Acid/Base Balance
  • Eliminates Excess Carbon Dioxide
  • Stops Muscle Cramps
  • Regulates Glucose Absorption

Like protein, our bodies cannot store salt for future use. It must be replenished regularly, especially during and after strenuous exercise. The watery part of blood, the plasma, has a concentration of salt and other ions that is remarkably similar to sea water. A balanced sea salt with the right proportions of sodium, magnesium, and potassium, along with the other minerals and trace elements found in seawater, fill the extracellular fluids of the body allowing nutrients in and waste to pass out through the cell walls.

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REBUTTAL: Book Review of “Trick or Treatment” – Alternative Medicine On Trial

By Dr. Bob McCauley

A medical doctor and an atheists scientist explain how natural health, or “Alternative Health” write a book called, “Trick or Treatment” by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst. Singh is a physicist and the writer of several popular science books. Ernst is a professor of complementary medicine.  Singh is an atheist.  Why is that important?  Well, let’s just say that science and atheism seem to go hand in hand these days.  Is science a matter of belief?  Is health a matter of believing?  Check out the video below.

 

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Why are companies using the word “plant based” instead of just saying vegan?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Quora Question:

Why are companies using the word “plant based” instead of just saying vegan?

My Response:

Vegan didn’t exist as a word until around 10 years ago as far as I can remember. There are militant vegans who run around spray painting butcher shop and throwing rape whistlers into the back yards of slaughter house owners in the middle of the night. Militant vegans are giving the rest of us a bad name in short. Plant-based sounds better and it doesn’t have an ideology behind it.   I’m a vegan because the plant-based diet is the healthiest diet.

Dr. Bob

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REBUTTAL: 5 Similarities Between Religion and Alternative Medicine

By Dr. Bob McCauley

YouTuber Drew from “Genetically Modified Skeptic ” attempts to align religion with alternative medicine.  Honestly, I’m not sure what alternative medicine exactly is, or how it’s defined.  According to Drew, both religion and alternative medicine (natural health) are pretty much the same thing.  I debate those points with our friend Drew in this video.

How are religion and alternative medicine are similar according to Drew:

  1. Anecdotal evidence
  2. Placebo Effect
  3. Confirmation bias
  4. Rejection of Science
  5. Emotional manipulation

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Sensoril®: Amazing Ashwagandha Uses Whole Plant

By Bob McCauley

One of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, Ashwagandha has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known as an adaptogen (natural substances that help the body to adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes) with restorative properties. The use of Ashwagandha may help alleviate stress, fatigue, lack of energy and impaired concentration. It is frequently referred to as “Indian Ginseng” because of its rejuvenating properties.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Supports healthy energy levelsSensoril_Ashwagandha_capsules 5-11-18
  • Supports healthy mental cognition
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Supports healthy endothelial function and a healthy lipid profile
  • Backed by ten clinical studies

UNIQUE & DISTINCT

  • Vegetarian, organic and non-GMO
  • Self-affirmed GRAS
  • Prepared by a totally aqueous extraction process with 95% solubility in water
  • Roots and leaves gives a higher withanolide glycoside content; a patented discovery of Natreon
  • Protected by multiple U.S. and international patents
  • Kosher, Halal and Organic certified
  • Stable in dry powder form in sealed containers for 3 year.

Sensoril® is the best‐selling Ashwagandha extract in the market. It is derived from a unique blend of the leaves and roots of Withania somnifera and is available as organic and non‐GMO. Sensoril® has been in the United States market for many years and comes with with studied efficacy and safety.

Sensoril® is backed by 10 randomized, double-blind placebo controlled human clinical studies!

 STUDIES 

Evaluation of effect of highly standardized aqueous extract of roots and leaves of Withania somnifera on cold pressor test induced cardiovascular changes in healthy human subjects. Pilli, R., Koilagundla, N., Ramakanth, G., Pingali, UR. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol. 2016; 5(3): 873-878.

A standardized Withania somnifera extract reduces stress related parameters in chronically stressed humans – a double‐blind,randomized, placebo‐controlled study. Biswajit Auddy, Jayaram Hazara, Achintya Mitra, Bruce Abedon, Shibnath Ghosal. JANA, Vol. II, No. I, 2008, pp. 50‐56.

Effects of standardized aqueous extract of Withania somnifera on tests of cognitive and psychomotor performance in healthy human participants. Usharani Pingali, Raveendranath Pilli, Nishat Fatima. Phamacognosy Research, January‐March 2014, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 12‐18.

Evaluation of the analgesic activity of standardized aqueous extract of Withania somnifera in healthy human volunteers using hot air pain model. P.Nalini, K.Manjunath, N., K.Sunil Kumar Reddy, P.Usharani. Research Journal of Life Sciences (May 2013), Vol. 01, Issue 02, pp. 1‐6.

Evaluation of a highly standardized Withania somnifera extract on endothelial function and biomarkers of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study. Pingali Usharani, Nishat Fatima, Chiranjeevi Uday Kumar, Int. J.Ayur. Pharma Research, 2014; 2(3): 22‐32.

A comparative study to evaluate the effect of highly standardized extracts of Phyllanthus emblicaWithania somnifera and their combination on endothelial dysfunction and biomarkers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. P. Usharani, P.V. Kishan, Nishat Fatima and C. Uday Kumar. IJPSR, 2014; Vol. 5(7): 2687‐2697.

Ramakanth GS, Uday Kumar, Kishan PV, Usharani P. A randomized, double blind placebo controlled study of efficacy and tolerability of Withaina somnifera extracts in knee joint pain. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2016 Jul – Sep;7(3):151-157

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