The Mineral That Saved My Life – Pt 2

By Bob McCauley, ND

The Mineral That Save My Life Part 1

My wife, Rose, had told me that she had the flu and felt terrible.  She’d gotten it from her mother and she had been sick over a week.  I told her I would bring a cure with me, which I did.  It turned out it saved the both of us because it worked for her and then it became a life saver for me as well. 

Shortly after I arrived in Hong Kong I gave the cure to Rose.  At the time when I administered it to her, she had already recovered 60% of the way from the worst it had been.  However, she was still coughing, sniffling and her nose was stuffed badly.  The following day I asked how she felt and she reported that she was fine, completely cured.  I noticed the coughing had stopped and her nose was unstuffed.

What Rose took that stopped the flu dead in its tracts was exactly what I was going to need in two days, and I was going to need it badly.  Shortly after we arrived on Hainan Island to visit a Spirulina factory I began to have a relapse of what had knocked me down in the summer.  The immune system is the last thing to be strengthened in the body, even if you move to a raw food diet such as I had.  I pride myself on having a strong and resilient immune system.  I had accomplished this by living on a plant-based, vegan diet of mostly raw fruits and vegetables for 12 years, by consuming Chlorella Extract (Chlorella Growth Factor or CGF) and juicing foods such as ginger, garlic and turmeric root.  I began eating a 90% raw food diet in 1999 and I have gotten the flu four times since then, which is an improvement over getting it once or twice a year. 

The disease that returned to me in China came on strong and quickly.  Obviously, I had never completely rid it from my body from its first appearance during the summer.  And now, with the opportunistic certitude of all disease, it had returned because it could, and it could because my defenses had been lowered by long flights at high altitudes and not getting regular, proper sleep because now that I was on the other side of the world, day was suddenly night and night was day.   This kind of thing weakens everyone’s immune system to some degree.  In my case, the virus or bacteria that lived within me awoken, proliferated and was about to destroy my trip to China.

The muscles in my legs began to tighten.  They became tender and painful, even after rubbing them out for several minutes.  A red blemish appeared on my lower right leg about three inches above my right ankle.  It looked like a giant pimple, which became extremely delicate to the touch.  It was growing in size and I was getting pimples all over my legs.  I had first noticed the fester the previous night when that area became extremely painful, as though it were a muscle cramp.

I initially thought my symptoms were simply a result of the 16 hour plane ride to Hong Kong followed by the two-legged three hour plane ride to Hainan Island.  However, by the time I woke the following morning my overall condition had declined significantly.  The sore on my leg had worsened and throbbed with pain. 

It was happening again.  My summer illness from hell had returned and now was about to undermine an important and long anticipated trip.  And I felt helpless to do anything about it.  Then I thought that perhaps it was an infectious disease, either a bacterium or virus that was attacking.  I looked through our bags trying to see if we had any more of what I had given to Rose that seemed to cure her flu almost instantly.  (to be continued . . . )

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 The Mineral That Saved My Life – Pt 2

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  2. S.T. says:

    Sounds and looks like you’ve got shingles.

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