By Dr. Bob McCauley
One Blogee wrote to me – my answers in blue:
Hi Bob, I like what you are saying. Did you ever get a reply or have further discussion with Dr Robert Young regarding your articles on some issues you had with his point of view on spirulina, soy products and purified water? No. He has never contacted me.
I wonder if you could kindly give me your thoughts on the following. I have followed a 95-99% raw foods vegan diet for the last 40 years, since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis at age 23 and told I would quite possible be in a wheelchair by the time I was 27yrs! Fortunately after much anxious researching I came across Herbert Sheltons book Superior Nutrition and went rawfood , within 6 months I was free of all illness and have been in great health as the title of yr book declares. (I’m interested in obtaining a copy as soon as I have some $ to do so) However, my concerns are that I have read that as a person ages they often become B12 deficient , so I had a blood test done and I was only just above the acceptable level , so I increased my green juice intake, started on spirulina with my salads (ive never used spirulina due to such articles as in Phmiracle books etc) and had bio organic acidophillus yoghurt and some salmon each week to boost this for the nxt 6 months, and had a further test and its even got worse! yoghurt and salmon are terrible. Use Spirulina and chlorella for your protein and everything else – you will get B12.
I am below the acceptable lowest reading! Also another reason I havent used spirulina or chlorella or any supplements is that it is not raw but appears dried out and processed so I think do it as a dead food. They are dehydrated, not “dead” because they haven’t been cooked or processed. Big difference between those two.
Can you please give me your angle on this as it appears you advocate a fully raw diet. Is it possible to obtain or make ones own living algae and are there any populations in history that have used algae as nutrient sources? Very difficult to grown algae successfully – many civilizations in history has eaten algae.
Also do you have any suggestions for me regarding increasing B12 uptake, I grow my own sprouts, veges, exercise and really am living v healthy, have heaps of energy and doing what i think are all the right things (except possibly getting sufficient sleep, as I have orchards and gardens I manage and pick in season, so I’m quite busy). I have visited a naturopath who tested me with a bioenergetic machine , told me I have an underactive thyroid and wants to do a bioscan etc So far it has cost me $700 for 2 short visits, which i cant. afford. My daughter was charged $700 for just one visit and recommended to do a diet called DSL .that looks ridiculous….a modified version of HCG fast weight loss. Do you know of any sincere naturopaths in New Zealand you would recommend. And the thing is I have none of the symptoms of low thyroid other than thinner eyebrows than what ai used to have, yet I see most woman my age do. I hope you have time to advise me on the above. Kind regards, Sylvia
Follow my 7 components of health and you will be healthy, and won’t need a Naturopath. I should known, I’m a naturopath.