What is it like to be a naturopath?

Dr. Dr. Bob McCauley

A question was asked on Quora:

What is it like to be a naturopath?  Quora

My answer:

I don’t “see patients”. I tell them what to do so they can live healthy lives. I tell them what water to drink, and what foods to eat. I have a 7 Component Health Protocol and I teach them how to follow it. I teach them that controlling your health is a path to controlling your destiny. Look in the mirror and see the greatest physician on Earth. I teach them to think in a way they have never considered before. It’s up to THEM to do. It’s up to YOU!  Quora

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Coca-Cola and Cancer World Headquarters Across the Street From One Another

By Dr. Bob McCauley

In Atlanta, GA, in the heart of the downtown, are two monuments to cancer and coca.  They are the world headquarters for each of these organizations, which are right across the street from one another in Atlanta.  I believe there may be a hidden message for us there, but we need to look closer.

You will not see Coca-Cola posting this video any time soon. But you don’t want to miss coke happinessit. I grew up on Coke and lots of other garbage. No ever mentioned that coke, as well as all soft drinks, are incredibly dangerous to our health.  In fact, I have always said that my bones are made our of Coca-cola and Oreo Cookies.  What garbage!  But we, meaning my family, didn’t know any better back then.

Or at least we didn’t know any better.  Have a look, and then never touch another soft drink!  Your body and your health will thank you.

While researching this creepy news I discovered that Coca-Cola Beverage Company cancer-cure3actually has an Institute of Health and Wellness.  How about that?  The company that produces one of the most harmful products found on the market actually has an Institute of Health and Wellness.  The arm of the American Dietetic Association that issues credentials to dietitian, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), has approved a program created by the The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness.   Now that is gutsy, doubling down against anyone who might label their product unhealthy.  Next will be drug dealers opening rehab centers.   If you are looking for irony regarding Coke, the World Headquarters for Coca-Cola is kitty corner to the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, GA.

When small amounts of benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical, were found in some soft drinks 16 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration never told the public.

That’s because the beverage industry told the government it would handle the problem and the FDA thought the problem was solved.

A decade and a half later, benzene has turned up again. The FDA has found levels in some soft drinks higher than what it found in 1990, and two to four times higher than what’s considered safe for drinking water.

Both the FDA and the beverage industry said the amounts were small and that the problem didn’t appear to be widespread.

“People shouldn’t overreact,” said Kevin Keane, a spokesman for the American Beverage Association. “It’s a very small number of products and not major brands.”

“The issue here is not something that should cause anyone alarm or terrific concern,” said George Pauli, a top food safety expert at the FDA, “but if there’s something that can be reduced, we want to reduce it.”

Neither Keane nor Pauli would identify the drinks being tested because the investigation is still under way.

Pauli said that people ingest more benzene by breathing than they would if they drank a can of soda containing the chemical. Small amounts of the chemical also are naturally present in some foods such as fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

Still, Pauli added, “You want to avoid it in any degree you can.”

Of the 60 or so varieties of sodas, sports drinks, juice drinks and bottled waters that the FDA has tested so far, benzene levels have ranged from two and three parts per billion to more than 10-20 parts per billion.   By DAVID GOLDSTEIN,  Knight Ridder Newspapers,  March 3, 2006.

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Will cancer ever be cured?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Someone asked on Quora: 

Will cancer ever be cured?

My response:

Not through science. I am 60 yrs old and I have been hearing my entire life that “the cure for cancer is right around the corner”. That’s some corner – because we have been turning that corner for my entire life. All disease come from our diet, and therein lies the cures. Change your diet, take charge of your health, and know that body if capable of healing itself of ANY disease.”

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REBUTTAL: ZDOGGMG Take Down: What the Health

By Dr. Bob McCauley, ND

Zdoggmd, is a medical doctor and he does Medical satire.  He takes down the documentary – What the Health.  Then I – do a REBUTTAL to his REBUTTAL of What the Health, which I love and endorse.  It explains scientifically why the Vegan diet – animal free – does not lead to diabetes and other disease.

He criticized the vegan medical doctors as well as the mountain of science pointing to a hight fat meat based diet as the cause of diabetes and obesity.  I followed it up with Part TWO:

In a previous BLOG post, and YouTube Video I wrote this: 

Robert E. RatnerMD was Chief Scientific & Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association, when he was interviewed for the documentary What the Health.   It didn’t make him look very good to say the least.  In fact, the ADA has a new Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, but I’m sure that interview had nothing to do with it – or maybe it did after all.  Who cares?

When he sat down the interview for What The Health, he had no idea what he was getting into and no idea that he would one day because famous for the doctor, the main man at the ADA, who showed us who and what doctor’s are.  They bow at the alter of the “Study” and they don’t believe diet has ANYTHING to do with health.  Nothing!  What fools they are to think they can cure disease in a laboratory.

Dr. Ratner joined the Association in May 2012 and provides leadership and oversight of scientific and medical activities including research, clinical affairs, program recognition and certification, medical information and professional education. He oversees the Association’s support of a broad range of professional education activities and the development of the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care, clinical consensus reports and expert opinions. In 2014, the Association provided nearly $30 million in research funds to support 376 projects performed by 364 investigators at 143 leading research institutions.  American Diabetes Assoc.

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Medical Doctor Promotes Raw Foods As Cure

By Dr. Bob McCauley

If you expected in your life and hair a medical doctor suggest that the raw food diet, or juicing is capable of reversing heart disease you would pinch yourself to see if you were sleeping on our perhaps you would think that end timed upon us.  But this actually happened in the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2″.

 

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After the film “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” documented his 60 day juice fast, Joe Cross vowed never to go on camera again. Since then, more than 20 million people have seen the film and Joe realized there’s still a lot for him to learn about becoming healthy and staying that way.  “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2” taps into the tsunami of positive change that’s sweeping the world when it comes to what we eat.

As Joe sets out to learn how to be healthy in an unhealthy world, he talks to a wide range of experts, follows up with folks from the first film, and connects with new people along the way.  Each one helps Joe learn that healthy eating is only one aspect of living a healthy life.  From stay-at-home moms to world-class surgeons to office workers in Kenya, it seems like everyone is trying to be healthier, yet struggling to do so.  Sick, Tired, Nearly Dead website

 

 

Sheila Kar

Dr. Kar is the immediate Past Clinical Chief of Cardiology at Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, and an esteemed Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. At her practice in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Kar offers cardiac care with a specialization in preventive cardiology. She is also the founder of the Sheila Kar Health Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1997 to educate the public about healthy choices that aid in preventing heart disease.

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Does Spirulina interact with Cerelle (the mini pill)?

Dr. Bob McCauley

The question was asked: Does Spirulina interact with Cerelle (the mini pill)?

My response: 

The question is does Cerelle (the mini pill) interfere with natural foods such as spirulina, and chlorella, apples or spinach. I don’t know of any direct conflict with Cerelle, but in principle natural foods are not the problem. Pharmaceuticals are unnatural and are capable of interfering with nature. In fact, that’s pretty much what pharmaceuticals do, try to override the effects of nature.

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Dr. Mercola Does Not Understand Most Important Nutrient

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Just when I think I’m done talking about Dr. Mercola for a while he comes out with JosephMercolaanother ridiculous pronouncement about water, demonstrating he doesn’t understand the basics of human health.  This time around he is denouncing the practice of drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. It’s now been confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt – by an obscure Scottish medical doctor – that the notion of drinking a lot of water daily is a stupid practice based on myths and superstition.  The editorial, which was NOT peer reviewed, was endorsed in principle by Mercola none-the-less.

Dr. Margaret McCartney, a general practitioner from Scotland, says that the common health advice that you should drink six to eight cups of water each day is “thoroughly debunked nonsense”.

Dr. Who?  Exactly what is Dr. Margaret McCartney’s credentials on water?  I must confess that this is the first time in my life I have ever heard of anyone from Scotland offering health advice.  From what I have seen thus far, I will certainly not be looking for more if the best they come up with is not to drink water.   I can not think of any worse health advice than to tell people not to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.

To go on the record, as I have countless times, I recommend that people drink 1 – 1.5 gallons (4 – 6 liters) of water each day, never around mealtime – 30 minutes before, during and 60 minutes after.  You will have a lot better digestion because you are not washing out your digestive track and disrupting the delicate balance of enzymes, chemicals and pH balance that proper digestion requires.  I sometimes drink 2 gallons (8 liters) on a hot day where I work out and go for a Far Infrared Sauna session after, which requires 1water-drop.5 liters unto itself.

Mercola sides with some no-name doctor from Scotland confirming what I have said for years, doctors know about medicine; they know nothing about health. It’s because medicine and health have nothing to do with each other.  Gabriel Cousens is a medical doctor, and that is certainly NOT what I admire about him.  I admire Dr. Cousens as a vegan, a raw foodist and a spiritual mentor.  The fact that he’s a medical doctor has nothing to do with it one way or another.  Dr. Fred Bisci, a respected colleague of mine, is another example of a Medical Doctor who understands what true health is all about.

And here we have Dr. Mercola essentially regurgitating what an obscure medical doctor from Scotland – that no one has ever heard of – to tell us we have all been duped and to stop drinking water.  What idiocy.  I guess doctors stick together because it legitimizes their profession, or at least they think it does.  I wonder sometimes if Mercola knows anything about true health.  He is good at pointing out flaws in the medical establishment but in the end he goes right along with most of it.  The truth is that most doctors probably agree with Mercola’s attacks on the medical establishment because they are legitimate and called for.  Mercola calls out the weaknesses and hypocrisy of the medical establishment, the AMA, the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, the government’s awkward involvement in medicine as a whole as well, including the crippling bureaucracy of the medical establishment.

“Appropriate hydration is particularly important for the elderly and the very young and for most people it is better to obtain most fluid intake from water, whether bottled or tap water, than from other beverages (especially sugar containing and alcoholic beverages). … MacCartney [sic] focused on the more whacky claims made for water and appeared to cherry pick her references to make a story.”

So now telling people to drink a lot of water is a “whacky claim”.  If you make that statement about the most important part of human health and get away with it, you can get away with any ridiculous statement about health and go unchallenged.  The

Mercola then attempts to use the rare and extreme incidences of hyponatremia, extremely low salt levels in the body, as an excuse to denounce the practice of staying properly hydrated.  Hyponatremia is the result of drinking too much water in a short period of time.  It is known as water intoxication.  Hyponatremia is dangerous and has resulted in death in the past.  This is why I recommend to Never drink more than one liter of water per hour, and no more than 8 liters per day.   This is a very simple rule and easy to remember.  Just because people sometimes hurt themselves with knives doesn’t mean we should outlaw them, and similarly, just because people wrongly drink too much water in a short period of time doesn’t mean we should use that as a pretense to not stay hydrated.  If you eat the right kind of salt, such as Himalayan Salt or unprocessed Celtic sea salt, you will not experience hyponatremia.

Mercola states: . . . your urine should be a very light-colored yellow. If it is a deep, dark yellow then you are likely not drinking enough water. If your urine is scant or if you haven’t urinated in several hours, that too is an indication that you’re not drinking enough. (Based on the results from a few different studies, a healthy person urinates on average about seven or eight times a day.)

As the title of the blog declares, this is not the first time Mercola has donned his “water dunce” cap, and I’m getting tired of writing about it, but unfortunately people read and believe Mercola on a host of issues.  His fans are right to listen to Mercola on some health issues, but this is not one of them.  Mercola puts on his Water Dunce cap with another no-name water filter salesman and denounces Ionized Water. I cringed to watch Mercola’s interview of this “water expert” that no one has ever heard of and has been in the water business a whopping 10 years.  For the record, I am a Water Supply Operator in the State of Michigan with D-5 and S-5 Certifications as a Water Specialist.  There only five of us in the State of Michigan who do not work for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.   I have been in the bottled water business since 1993, and started working for my father, Dr. Robert McCauley, at 15.  My father had a PhD is environmental engineering from MIT, the MIT in Cambridge, MA.  He taught at Michigan State University for 15 years then ran Wolverine Engineers of Mason, MI, for 18 years.  Ionized water is the healthiest substance we can consume.

Here is a American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that children don’t drink enough water.  In the study only 15 to 60 percent of boys and 10 to 54 percent of girls, depending on age, drank the minimum about of water recommended by the U.S. Institute of Medicine.  Drs. McCartney and Mercola apparently don’t think much of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and the standards they set.

Thomas Sanders, a professor of nutrition and dietetics from King’s College London wasn’t in agreement with McCartney and said in a rebuttal:

“Appropriate hydration is particularly important for the elderly and the very young and for most people it is better to obtain most fluid intake from water, whether bottled or tap water, than from other beverages (especially sugar containing and alcoholic beverages). … MacCartney [sic] focused on the more whacky claims made for water and appeared to cherry pick her references to make a story.”

Mercola does valuable work and he has an informative website.  He also sells products.  So I do.  However, I sell products that are entirely different from Dr. Mercola’s products because they actually lead to great health.  Other than chlorella and Astaxanthin, almost everything Mercola promotes and sells is the same “me-too health products” that are more enablers than products that actually lead to health.

I don’t want to see Mercola gone from the web, however I would like to see him become better educated about what truly leads to health, including the most fundamental aspect of health, in fact the very cornerstone of health, that of drinking enough of the right kind of water. Mercola sadly just does not get it, at all!

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The Poster Boy For How Doctor’s Think

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Robert E. Ratner, MD was Chief Scientific & Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association, when he was interviewed for the documentary What the Health.   It didn’t make him look very good to say the least.  In fact, the ADA has a new Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, but I’m sure that interview had nothing to do with it – or maybe it did after all.  Who cares?

When he sat down the interview for What The Health, he had no idea what he was getting into and no idea that he would one day because famous for the doctor, the main man at the ADA, who showed us who and what doctor’s are.  They bow at the alter of the “Study” and they don’t believe diet has ANYTHING to do with health.  Nothing!  What fools they are to think they can cure disease in a laboratory.

Dr. Ratner joined the Association in May 2012 and provides leadership and oversight of scientific and medical activities including research, clinical affairs, program recognition and certification, medical information and professional education. He oversees the Association’s support of a broad range of professional education activities and the development of the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care, clinical consensus reports and expert opinions. In 2014, the Association provided nearly $30 million in research funds to support 376 projects performed by 364 investigators at 143 leading research institutions.  American Diabetes Assoc.

In another BLOG on WHAT THE HEALTHZdoggmd, is a medical doctor and he does Medical satire.  He takes down the documentary – What the Health.  Then I – do a REBUTTAL to his REBUTTAL of What the Health, which I love and endorse.  It explains scientifically why the Vegan diet – animal free – does not lead to diabetes and other disease.

He criticized the vegan medical doctors as well as the mountain of science pointing to a hight fat meat based diet as the cause of diabetes and obesity.

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REBUTTAL: Dr. Weil Denounces The Raw Food Diet

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Dr. Weil does not support moving to a Raw Food Diet, the only diet that is actually healthy for us. As I often state, all disease comes from our diet and is not genetically inherited.

In his article, the reason Dr. Weil does not approve of the raw food diet:

“ I’m not a proponent of the raw foods diet. First of all, when you eat everything raw, you lose much of the best flavor, texture and appearance of food. ”

My question to Dr. Weil is: Are we talking about the health or the flavor and appearance of the foods we eat? If it is only the flavor of our foods we are interested in, regardless of whether they are consumed raw or not, then we cannot expect to be healthy when we eat the foods that we cook. In my opinion, foods should be consumed with regard to whether they are healthy, not whether they taste good and look appetizing, although raw foods can be prepared to make them both taste good and look appetizing. The only reason we eat cooked foods is for taste and because we are conditioned to believe they are healthy for us. We are addicted to cooked foods. It is the greatest addiction of human history. As it is with most doctors, Dr. Weil understands everything about medicine and very little about true health. It is true that cooked foods are tasty, although I would argue that you “ lose much of the best flavor” of raw foods when you cook them. In fact, just the opposite is true. Cooking a food robs it of much of its true, robust flavor.

Dr Weil also states: “you can get lycopene, the carotenoid pigment that protects against prostate cancer, only from cooked tomatoes, not from raw ones. The carotenoids in carrots are more bioavailable from cooked carrots than they are from raw ones.”

Cooking any food transforms it from an alkaline to an acid substance. Lycopene, an anti-Weil-Andrew-h_t479cancer agent found in tomatoes, is a perfect example of this. Lycopene is found in greater concentration after heating tomatoes above 120°F. But the overall detriment to the tomato is not worth the extra lycopene the body may absorb from it. Also, the smaller amount of lycopene will be absorbed more efficiently by the body from a raw tomato than the larger amount of lycopene found in the cooked tomato. This is essentially true of any food once it has been cooked.

Dr. Weil states: “ Alfalfa sprouts contain canavanine, a natural toxin that can harm the immune system.”

This is a misleading statement because Canavanine is found in miniscule amounts. Canavanine is a non-protein amino acid that’s toxic in high amounts. In the dry seed it serves as a storage protein, a growth inhibitor, and a defense against natural predators. It is also known as an enzyme inhibitor, meaning that once you sprout a seed such as alfalfa it quickly dissipates to insignificant levels. A 150 pound person would need to consume 14 grams (14,000 milligrams) of Canavanine all at once for it be dangerous to their health. There are insignificant amounts of toxins in nearly all foods if one looks close enough, but they are harmless to us, especially if we live on a raw food diet. Copper, zinc, selenium, vitamin A and iron are all potentially toxic if we consume too much of them, but that is essentially impossible when we receive these nutrients from raw foods. It is when we consume them in bulk in vitamins after they have been extracted that they become dangerous. Spirulina, for instance, has large amounts of iron, however, since we consume it unprocessed and it is contained within a natural whole food it will not build up in the body and become toxic.

Dr Weil continues: “ celery produces psoralens, compounds that sensitize the skin to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. All of these are broken down by simple cooking. Although our bodies have natural defenses against these toxins, a raw food diet can add to the toxic load we’re already dealing with. ”

We develop unnatural sensitivities when we live on a cooked food diet, as the vast majority of us do. Psoralens, or oxalic acid found in beet greens and other foods, become a problem for us only when we create unnatural imbalances by living on a cooked food diet. Quite the opposite as suggested by Dr. Weil, raw foods do not add to the toxic load when we live primarily on a raw food diet. However, in the cooked world anything is possible because of the myriad number of imbalances we create through the wrong diet of cooked foods.

Dr. Weil sites a study, published in the March 28, 2005 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine , which states that calcium and Vitamin D were both low in those living on the Raw Food Diet. These kinds of deficiencies could very well happen to someone who is on the Raw Food Diet if they do not follow The Watershed Wellness Health Protocol of Spirulina, Chlorella , Raw Foods and Ionized Water. Those who simply stop eating cooked foods and go on a vegan raw food diet will be healthy, although they can become deficient in many areas of their health if they do not use Spirulina and Chlorella for their protein, drink ionized water and have a broad array of raw foods in their diet. I eat between 150 – 225 different foods every year. Health is about variety and consuming only raw foods. Dr. Weil could not be more wrong in his assessment of the Raw Food Diet.

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