Who Should You Take Health Advice From?

by Bob McCauley, CNC, MH

Someone asked me recently: “Why should I take any health advice from you?” Good question.   Why should you trust anyone’s health advice?  I have been in the natural health business since 1996 and I have met hundreds of health professionals, some self-proclaimed, others accredited in some way.

I am a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist.  I have certifications to perform Live Blood Microscopy.  I’m currently (2011) studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor.  I have learned a lot from taking these courses and seminars.  It has made me read books and watch videos that I would not have done otherwise.   And it gave me a formal background in human physiology and how the body actually works.  It’s a good thing for someone like me to know.  In particular, I have studied the human digestive system because all disease begins in, and ultimately stems from, the digestive tract, in my opinion.  All disease comes from our diet.  We inherit none of it.  Understanding the digestive tract is to understand the source of disease.

I have also talked to many people about health.  I had a radio show for 2.5 year, Achieving Great Health, the first radio show ever to promote a raw food diet and completely natural health.  I had over 150 guests, some several times.  David Wolfe, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Viktoras Kulvinskas were all on several times.  Peter Ragnar was on 20 times and we created a CD set from our sessions.  I also talked to Peter for more than 20 hours off the air.  I learned so much from all of them.

But what I really have learned and know about health is that which I have experienced myself.  Every health guru that I invited on my radio program as a guest said the exact same thing.  We know it because we do it and it’s amazing.  We are not lucky.  Happenstance has not been kind to us because we have authored our health.  And if you are sick you are the author of that disease.

If you want to be healthy read lots, study, watch videos, documentaries and talk to people. But how do you know who to take advice from?  The answer is to look at how healthy the person looks to you.  What does their skin and hair look like?  Are their eyes clear or hazy? Do they look haggard or tired?  Are they clear thinking?  Over the years I have seen some of the most ridiculously unhealthy people trying to explain to me how to be healthy.  The MLM crowd is particularly amusing because many are promoting genuinely healthy products such as noni or mangosteen and yet they do virtually nothing else to be healthy, thus they look terrible.  Some of the people I have run into at health expos look ridiculous.  I’ll never forget the grossly obese guy in the Solgar booth at the Natural Products Expo a few years ago.  I wanted to ask him what he was doing so I could avoid doing it.

I’m not perfect, but for 53 I look far better than most people my age.  I can still run six minute miles, and I am no one special.  Anyone can do what I am doing if they are determined.  It only takes doing it.

If you are looking for health advice from someone, wonder to yourself if you would one day hope to look as healthy as they are now.

 

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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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