REBUTTAL: Dr. Mercola Thoughts On The Raw Food Diet

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Dr. Joseph Mercola makes a strong case for eating raw foods on his website.  And he tells us why we need to eat organically grown foods.   But in an interview with Paul Nison, long time Raw Foodist like myself, Mercola states it’s really not possible “long-term” because you will not get enough Vitamin B-12. In the end, Mercola essentially explains the incredible benefits of eating raw fruits and vegetables, which makes the entire interview pointless. But I loved it.

 

The primary reason for making sure you get plenty of raw food Vitamin B-12in your diet is due to what’s called ‘biophotons.’ It’s a term you may not have heard of before, but in Europe, Germany in particular, there’s a lot of research in this area. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has also discussed it in some detail in one of his expert interviews.  ~ Dr. J. Mercola

Biophotons are the smallest physical units of light, which are stored in, and used by all biological organisms – including your body. Vital sun energy finds its way into your cells via the food you eat, in the form of these biophotons.  ~ Dr. J. Mercola

Mercola is right on the money about enzymes and the importance of those in our diet.  

Enzymes are proteins; catalysts to speed up and facilitate reactions in your body. In fact, some biochemical reactions will not even occur without these enzymes (you have about 1,300 of them).

Cooking your food, especially at high temperatures, destroys these naturally occurring enzymes.  ~ Dr. J. Mercola

In addition to getting enzymes from fresh, raw food, you can also help stimulate the production of enzymes in your body simply by chewing. When you chew your food, a signal is transmitted from your brain to your stomach that tells your stomach to increase the production of enzymes.   ~ Dr. J. Mercola

His conclusion:

Ideally, your best bet is to consume  raw foods as much as possible. If you aren’t doing that already, you’ll want to gradually increase the amount of raw food in your diet as it will help your body produce more enzymes, and supply you with vital, live nutrients. ~ Dr. J. Mercola

What Dr. Mercola is great at is disseminating information about the medical industry and exposing medical/health myths.  If you want to find out if soy is good for you or not, Mercola’s website is a good place to start looking.  He has no problem exposing fraud or hypocrisy when he sees it in the medical/health world.  But when it comes to offering real health advice and backing them up with true products his record is terrible.  His “me too” line of health products are pretty much what you can find anywhere else from people who are in the health product business because they see opportunity in it, not because they want to make people healthier.  Mercola’s health products are pedestrian, unimaginative, same old same old and most importantly they do not encourage the basic kind of lifestyle changes that are necessary to be health.  In short, they are crutches, and Mercola is the enabler.

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How The Pharmaceutical Industry Misleads Us

By Bob McCauley

Of course you were in “perfect physical shape” when you had a heart attack.  That’s what happens to everyone who is in perfect physical shape; they have heart attacks and strokes.

In fact, this scenario plays out countless times a day, perfectly healthy people in perfect physical shape drop like flies from heart attacks.  I’m sure he was just walking along – healthy as a well-fed teen – and suddenly he has a heart attack.  Why?  Because he was old, of course.  It’s inevitable that we all get sick and have heart attacks or cancer or some other disease when we’re old.  That’s what being old is all about: disease.  Or so we are taught to believe.

Well, I beg to differ.  This guy, whoever he is, was NOT in “perfect physical condition” when he had a heart attack or he would have not had a heart attack to begin with.   People who are in perfect physical condition don’t have heart attacks because they have strong hearts that are not susceptible to heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.  This is achieved by living on my health protocol and not living on a diet of cooked and/or processed foods that are void of nutrients.

Well, I beg to differ.  This guy, whoever he is, was NOT in “perfect physical condition” when he had a heart attack or he would have not had a heart attack to begin with.   People who are in perfect physical condition don’t have heart attacks because they have strong hearts that are not susceptible to heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.  This is achieved by living on my health protocol and not living on a diet of cooked and/or processed foods that are void of nutrients.

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Most Valuable Herb On Earth

By Dr. Bob McCauley

My favorite herb of all time is Mucuna pruriens.  I take it daily just before bed.  I take it at that time because it contains L-Dopa, an amino acid that creates several brain chemicals that essential for sleep patterns, mood enhancement and longevity.  It encourages the production of many brain chemicals, especially HGH, Human Growth Hormone.  HGH does more to increase longevity in humans that any other organic chemical substances

  1. Mucuna is 15% extracted or concentrated L-Dopa is the best level concentration.mucuna_pruiens

  2. Mucuna pruriens is an Ayravedic herb from India.  The tan or brown Mucuna, not the white Mucuna which comes from India.

  3. Mucuna is also an aphrodisiac, a free radical scavenger and helps reduce diabetes.

  4. L-Dopa is a precursor to dopamine, which is produced in the l-dopa-to-dopaminebrain and is a Mood Enhancer.  L-Dopa aides with neurological activity.  Without dopamine our muscles become tense and tremble.  Parkinson’s patients are given synthetic L-Dopa which doesn’t work like the extract L-Dopa from Mucuna.

  5. L-Dopa is a precursor to Melatonin produced by the pineal gland – youth and sleep regulation.  It regulates our biological clock.

  6. L-Dopa is a precursor to Serotonin which is produced by the pineal-gland-brainpineal gland – sleep rest regulation, mood enhancer, enhances concentration, and fights depression.

  7. L-Dopa is a precursor to HGH – human growth hormone – in the pituitary gland when we sleep or after exercise.  Another fountain of youth, along with nucleic acids and ionized water because of its antioxidant qualities.

  8. We stop producing HGH by age 40, by age 60 there is hghnothing.  So our biological life grinds to a halt.  Our body is not being rejuvenated.

  9. We can always rejuvenate ourselves, our bodies, and that is with nucleic acids (found in CGF, Chlorella Extract), electrons, negative ORP (Alkaline Ionized Water), a diet of raw foods and L-Dopa for the production of HGH.

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How Much Chlorella To Take Each Day

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Marie wrote me with a question:

Hi am in interested in buying your Chlorella and Spirulina in both powder and tablet form. It says to take 12 to 20 tablets a day. That seems like a lot. Is it really necessary for maintenance?

My response was:

Chlorella and spirulina are whole foods so you can take any amount you want.  12 tablets is only 3 grams, which is a very small amount of food.  Think of a banana.  3 grams would be less than one bite.
So, in the end it is up to you.  I am a vegan and I take around 50 tablets per day.  Sounds like a lot, but it’s my main protein source and they are the most powerful foods on earth.
Best of health,
Bob McCauley, ND

Here are our suggested dosages for Chlorella, Spirulina, and all our natural health products.

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Is It Immoral to Kill Animals For Food? Ben Shapiro: “I don’t know”

Dr. Bob McCauley

Ben Shapiro, fast-talking conservative talk show host, was asked on his podcast whether ben shapirokilling animals was immoral.  In essence, Ben said that he does not think it’s right to harm or abuse animals, but he openly admitted that likes the taste of meat.   “People need meat,” Ben said.  “They need protein.”   He said that if there was a viable alternative to getting protein from a non-meat source he would consider not eating meat anymore.   Well, there is.  They are called Spirulina and Chlorella, the two most powerful foods in the world.

  1. Meat is extremely acidic and deposits a great deal of acid into the body where it collects in the joints and around the organs, creating an overall more acid profile in the body.
  2. Slaughterhouses are currently using techniques that tenderize the meat by electrocuting it repeatedly, which releases even more of the acid in the meat.
  3. Meat contains no dietary fiber whatsoever, a critical component of human health. This makes meat very difficult to digest.
  4. Meat contains absolutely no enzymes once it has been cooked, another critical component of human health.
  5. Meat contains a limited number of nutrients other than protein. One of them is Vitamin B-12, one of the few good sources of that nutrient. However, the Vitamin B Complex operates optimally with all the B Vitamins present, B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B12 (Cobalamin).
  6. The proteins found in meat must be broken down into amino acids and reformed into human proteins. This is inefficient and requires more energy to process than vegetable amino acids, which are considered predigested protein.
  7. Cancer patients are told by their doctors to avoid meat because it encourages the spread of the disease. We can easily conclude from this is encourages the disease to start as well.
  8. Enormous amounts of hormones, steroids, antibiotics and other medications are regularly injected into the beef cattle meant for human consumption.
     Slaughterhouses are notoriously filthy. E-coli and the removal of hay from the cattle’s diet.
  9. Raising cattle and other livestock for slaughter is far more costly than vegetable protein. For instance, Spirulina farming operations typically produce over 200,000 pounds (91,000 kg) of Spirulina per year on only fifteen acres of land. Since Spirulina is 60% protein, that calculates to a staggering 120,000 pounds (54,500 kg) of protein per year or 8,000 pounds per acre. This far exceeds the yield of other high protein crops such as triticale grain, kamu and even soybeans. The amount of protein derived from cattle per acre is negligible compared with that of either Spirulina or Chlorella.   We eat for taste and only for taste. The nutritional benefits of meat are far out-weighed by the negative effects it has on the body.
  10. Algae is also a much cleaner crop to produce since there is no manure or fertilizer used to grow the algae. Thus there is no possibility of contamination from commercial manure or chemical fertilizers and of course there is no run off pollution from them.

 

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REBUTTAL to Dr. Robert Young on Algae and Eating Meat

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Dr. Robert O. Young wrote the book pH Miracle, which I wrote a rebuttal to.

In the beginning of the interview Dr. Young talks about the detrimental effects of consuming meat and how it should be avoided.

Dr. Young’s words are in italics. “Meat has no nutritional value other than to just destroy you life.” “[Eating meat is] why most people stink.  That’s why they have body odor.  That’s why their elimination smells . . . You can smell someone that’s a meat eater.  You can just look at their eyes and at their skin.”

I have not consumed meat since 1980.  Absolutely, I suggest to people that they do not to eat meat, fish, eggs or dairy.  But I think Dr. Young goes too far in suggesting that there is no nutrition in meat whatsoever and the reason why people smell so much.  Meat may be one of the contributing factors, but I have met vegetarians who smell bad themselves, including their breath.  He suggests that meat actually causes people to rot from within.  The consumption of cooked animal protein leads to more disease than anything other than not drinking enough water.  But it’s not as bad as Dr. Young makes it sound.

Dr. Young continues:“It’s probably the worst of all the foods one can eat.”

Perhaps Dr. Young has never been introduced to a Twinkie, Cheese Puffs or the myriad number of other processed junk foods that the average person commonly eat everyday.  I would consider many of them much worse than meat.

Dr. Young continues: ““In fact a lot of times the people who eat meat start looking like the animals they’re eating.  Because there’s an intelligent there, matter, that actually starts shifting, you know, the animals they eat many times they become.”

It’s a mystery as to what Dr. Young is suggesting as to how a person begins to look like the animals they eat, whether it is fish or a chicken or a cow.  I call on Dr. Young to defend this non-scientific, preposterous idea with some kind of evidence in the way of a study or at least a scientific hypothesis.

The sarcastic tone of Dr. Young is palpable throughout the video: “Get off your lazy ass and start moving it. You ever heard of exercise? You know?”

Dr. Young continues: “ “Maybe eating more green foods and drinking more green drinks.”

I couldn’t agree more with this statement since chlorophyll is our most important nutrient in my opinion.  Unfortunately Dr. Young does not include aglae as one of the healthy green foods.  In fact, it’s his Biggest Mistake.

Around 4:55 in the video, Dr. Young begins talking about mushrooms and algae and it’s all downhill from there. “Think about it folks.  Algae and fungi, where do you find them, under rotting decay and bodies.  In stagnant, poisonous, toxic lakes.  It’s whole purpose is to breakdown dead bodies. And when you put algae and fungus and bacteria, what we call healthy bacteria probiotics all you do is take one step closer to the grave.”

We feed and encourage disease of every kind when our digestive tract is void of probiotics.  Dr. Young is suggesting here that the friendly bacteria we call probiotics (for life), commonly Acidophilus and bifidus, also causing us to decay from within.  There certainly are harmful bacteria, but to make the blanket statement that all bacteria are harmful to our health is completely wrong, as ample scientific evidence and studies unmistakably proves otherwise.

Dr. Young continues: ““What we need is more light, not biological transformations that are essential to life to breaking down dead bodies so they can go back to from whence they came so can be part of some organized matter.  . . . you take days, months, years off your life when you start consuming these things.”

Here is the original full interview:

Equating yeast, mold and fungus with algae is Dr. Young’s Biggest Mistake. Yeast and mold are recycling instruments used by nature that are commonly found in a diseased body.  When nature discovers something that does not belong in it, nature’s processes immediately attempt to re-fold it back into itself so it will again become part of it. Algae is a green food in the Plantae Kingdom.  It is a plant, the oldest on the planet, that depends on sunlight to survive and reproduce itself.  Fungus, mold and yeast are not plants.  They belong in the Fungi Kingdom and do not require sunlight, nor do they produce chlorophyll. They are recycling agents meant to return things to nature that are no longer a part of it.  You will find mold and fungus in cancer patients because they are being recycled back into nature because cancer is not a part of nature, but rather a response to something found outside of nature.

Dr. Young continues:When you look at an electron micrograph of lung cancer you see algae(s) and mushrooms.  That’s what the tissues looks like,  under the sea, you know, Disney Land, you see all these carbunculars  and algae and fungi.”

Once again, Dr. Young claims algae is a recycling agent when in fact some species are the most powerful foods known, as such spirulina and chlorella. They are the most scientifically researched foods in nature.  Unlike any other food, both must accompany a Certificate of Analysis with each batch that the producer sells.  There is no other food on the market that a COA must be presented with other than herbal extracts.  No other food is so rigorously and thoroughly tested in studies than spirulina and chlorella.  Only cracked cell chlorella can be imported and sold in the United States, and the processing methods must be approved by the FDA.  No other foods are so closely scrutinized by the FDA than these two foods.

In regards to mushrooms, some varieties have incredible health properties such as Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake, Cordyceps, Enoki, Antrodia camphorata to name a few. Many of them have powerful anticancer and immune building properties.  I regularly consume mushroom and find nothing wrong with them at all.

Yet they are denounced and ridiculed as agents of decay and disease for those who dare consume them.  Dr. Young’s biggest blunder occurs with his denunciation of the most powerful foods on earth.  It’s not the first time he has made this mistake and I’m sure it’s not the last.

 

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REBUTTAL: Mercola Likes Fermented Chlorella

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Personally, I would only eat fermented Chlorella in an emergencyJosephMercola situation, as I would any other survival food if crisis circumstances were to arise.  However, Dr. Joseph Mercola believes fermented chlorella is great.  He claims it’s more digestible and less contaminated.  I have discussed fermented chlorella in the past and you will know I am not a fan of it.  Essentially, it’s not natural to grow chlorella in tanks rather than outside.

I am a raw foodist, and have been since 1999.  However, I would eat cooked food – even processed food – to survive in an extreme emergency.  They would be my last resort, as would fermented, tank-produced Chlorella.

Chlorella is the great grandfather of all plant life on Earth.  Chlorella, the first plant to possess chlorophyll, appeared approximately 4 billion years ago.  Fermented, tank-grown Chlorella, on the other hand, has been around since 2007, maybe a little earlier if you count the time it took to research and figure out how to artificially force Chlorella to produce chlorophyll. Some pronounce the invention of fermented Chlorella to be a “great breakthrough” and an “improvement, but I am not one of them.  If I thought so I would be importing it by the ton and selling it.  However, I prefer to sell what I believe to be the best sunlight cultivated Chlorella on the planet, which is grown in Taiwan.

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Why Is Eating Meat So Unhealthy

By Dr. Bob McCauley

The reason that eating animal protein is one of the worst things for our health is simple. Let’s first establish that everyone always cooks their animal protein.  Rarely does anyonesteak tartare eat raw meat, fish, eggs or dairy, although there is a strong movement to consume raw dairy, in particular raw goat’s milk.   I am not against eating raw animal protein, but it certainly is not necessary for us to consume it if we wish to be healthy.  Eating raw animal protein is known as Paleo Diet.

The problem with animal protein is that it is a pre-formed protein chain of amino acids that are then brought to high temperatures during the cooking process.  The higher the meattemperature and the longer the animal protein is cooked at these temperatures, the more harmful the animal protein becomes to our health.  Although it is not desirable, exposing plant proteins (unstructured amino acids) to high temperatures does not have the same deleterious effects on our health.  A Harvard study showed that the consumption of red meat has been linked to the increased risk of Type II diabetes.[1]

“Regular consumption of red meat, especially processed, is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. The findings are important given the rising epidemic of diabetes and the increasing consumption of red meat.” – Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD

I always suspected this about protein structures and it was confirmed to me in a book called  Heal With Amino Acids and Nutrients.[2]

I was reading the book in my studies to become a Certified Nutritional Consultant, and Amino Acidsthere it was in black and white, exactly what I had always suspected and that is that cooked, pre-formed protein structures become chemically scrambled and many of the peptide bonds that link the amino acids together are completely destroyed.  This turns the protein structure into mush, unrecognizable and therefore unusable by the body.  The more it is cooked, the more dangerous it becomes.  Cooking animal protein at extremely high temperature also creates plastic-like substances (polymers) call acrylamides, which of course are toxic, extremely unhealthy and therefore do not belong in the body.

peptide bondsThe same problem would not occur if plant protein is cooked, although I certainly would not recommend it if it can be avoided.  If you want to consume meat, fish, eggs or dairy, do so with the realization that you are consuming them strictly for the taste of it, not for the nutrition.  A smaller handful of Spirulina and/or Chlorella will provide your body with all the nutrition it needs.

Nothing causes more disease than eating cooked animal protein other than people don’t keep themselves properly hydrated, meaning they simply do not drink enough water, and/or they don’t drink the right kind of water.  The right water is ionized water, spring water, mineral water or well-filtered tap water.  Distilled and reverse osmosis is NOT the right kind of water we should consume.

My effort, as always, is to educate people about health, and not to suggest that we make people stop eating animal protein.  I don’t care what people eat – it’s none of my business.  However I do offer some advice to those who want to listen, and that is to limit, if not entirely eliminate, animal protein of all kinds from your diet if your desire is to be healthy.  If you replace animal with algae, Spirulina and Chlorella, you will do an about face and quickly start moving closer to that goal.


[1] American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  August 2011

[2] Heal With Amino Acids and Nutrients by Billie Jay Sahley and Katherine M. Birkne.  Pain & Stress Publications (December 2001).  ISBN: 978-1889391205 .

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Organic Nuts, Berries & More!

Nirvana Mix – 6 Ounces

Ingredients: Organic Pistachios, Organic Himalayan Raisins, Organic Mulberries, Organic Goji berries, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts, Organic Cashews.   6 ounces – $9.95 

Organic Mulberries

Often overlooked, Mulberries are incredibly nutritious and filled with anioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Ingredients: Organic Mulberries – 6 ounces – $3.95 

Empress Blend – 6 Ounces

Ingredients: Organic Pistachios, Organic Himalayan Raisins.   6 ounces – $9.95 

Gold Nut And Berry Mix

Ingredients: Organic Himalayan Raisins, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts – 6 ounces – $9.95 

 

 

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The Ad Coca-Cola Does NOT Want You To See

By Dr. Bob McCauley

You will not see Coca-Cola posting this video any time soon. But you don’t want to miss it. 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.

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