Drs. Mercola and Cousens Debate Veganism: Listen to it before bedtime. You’ll fall asleep

Here is my video response to the Debate about the Vegan Diet Debate between Dr. Mercola and Dr. G. Cousens, who wrote the introduction to my book Achieving Great Health, 2005.

The conversation meanders as these two technocrats of the health world get into the minutia of healthy living.  It was really a discussion about health rather than a “Debate on the Vegan Diet” as it was billed.  I was expecting a vigorous debate with a lot of disagreement and instead I was bored out of my mind.  And I love this stuff!!  But how much talk about purines and carnasine can one listen to before you fall asleep?  I was expecting to hear solid reasons pro and con about the vegan diet.  And I heard nothing of the sort.

Dr. Mercola then suggests that there is too much iron in chlorella and that menopausal women and older men don’t do well on it.  “Iron is an oxidant” Dr. Cousens stated.  They talk about iron like it’s a poison when in fact iron is at the center of every blood cell in our body.  Dr. Mercola: “I was shocked to see how much iron was in [spirulina and chlorella].” Dr. Cousens: “It doesn’t cause a problem [with elevated iron levels] and we don’t know why.” Dr. Mercola suggests that chlorella binds with heavy metals which includes iron, which is wrong because it is naturally bio-available iron and not iron-oxide.  Iron oxide is what is dangerous for the body because it is not bio-available.

Watch the entire video for the full response.  I really had a lot to disagree with between the both of them.

About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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3 Responses to Drs. Mercola and Cousens Debate Veganism: Listen to it before bedtime. You’ll fall asleep

  1. Kristine Smith says:

    I’ve been wanting to give my husband chlorella and spirulina, but am afraid to
    because of conflicting information I’ve found about the amounts of iron in them.
    I had always been told that men should not take any additional iron supplements.
    Is it OK for men to take chlorella and spirulina? Why are the high amounts of iron in them not bad for men? My husband is 42 and as a teenager he worked in a garage and handled lead weights a lot. I was hoping to detox him. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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