Magic Mushroom: Helps Heal Depression/Reduce Crime

By Bob McCauley

In the 1970’s when I was growing up I knew people who had taken “magic mushrooms” to get high.  They reported the “amazing, cool, totally awesome” experiences they had taking them.  I did not indulge, in part because I don’t want stuff messing with my mind or changing who I am.  I like who I am.  I’m certainly not perfect, but at least I’m likable.

Now scientists have determined that psilocybin can possible help people with depression and change the criminal mind I don’t know if you feel the “high” with the psilocybin, which has been synthesized, or you don’t get that.  Either way, it’s good to know that a mushroom mostly known by druggies, and has been used in Native American spirit ceremonies, has a practical use.

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The findings come from a study in which researchers from Imperial College London used  – the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic mushrooms – to treat a small number of  with depression in whom conventional  had failed.  Medical Express

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of Psychedelic Research at Imperial, who led the study, said: “We have shown for the first time clear changes in  in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments.  “Several of our patients described feeling ‘reset’ after the treatment and often used computer analogies. For example, one said he felt like his brain had been ‘defragged’ like a computer hard drive, and another said he felt ‘rebooted’. Psilocybin may be giving these individuals the temporary ‘kick start’ they need to break out of their depressive states and these imaging results do tentatively support a ‘reset’ analogy. Similar brain effects to these have been seen with electroconvulsive therapy.”  Medical Express

Here is a excerpt concerning the reduction in criminality:

Having ever used a classic psychedelic was associated with a 27 percent decrease in the odds of committing larceny/theft, a 12 percent decrease in the odds of committing assault, a 22 percent decrease in the odds of arrest for a property crime, and an 18 percent decrease in the odds of arrest for a violent crime in the past year. Illicit use of other substances, in contrast, was largely associated with an increased likelihood of criminal behavior at or above the trend level.  Medical Express

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Prop 65: The Death Of California’s Natural Health Industry

By Bob McCauley

Biggest Scam that no one is talking about.  People in CA know about it but it effects every disney_Prop 65company is the country that sells food supplements in CA.  It’s even on clothing!  What is CA and the legislature doing about this catastrophe?  Nothing.  It raised the cost of EVERYTHING.  They are doing absolutely NOTHING.  Trial Lawyers are making too much money.  They could care less.

Take a look at all the Prop 65 warnings in the photos before.  They are on EVERYTHING, and they are EVERYWHERE.  

Great website that explains this issue further: http://prop65scam.com

Statement on Prop 65 on our website:

In California, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, known as Proposition 65, established strict standards for over 800 chemicals, compounds and metals, somStarbucks prop 65e of which are found in certain consumer products and foods, including our own. Through diligent testing, we have determined that certain of our products contain lead or cadmium. California’s Proposition 65 therefore requires that these products be labeled to indicate the presence of these heavy metals, which are known to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offer very little in the way of standards for Prop-65-clothing-warning-labelheavy metals in foods, other than specific products such as mercury in tuna, for example. The European Union (EU) similarly does not set hard limits except for certain categories of foods and specific chemicals.

Cal Prop 65 is California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Companies are required to place a warning label on any product they sell within California if it exceeds the level, that the State has established as risk free for a list of over eight hundred chemicals. These standards are McDonalds - Prop 65specific to the state of California only. The standard in California is more stringent than what is required at the U.S. federal level, and by other governments including Canada and the European Union.

Under Cal Prop 65, the State of California has determined a safety zone for these chemicals. This was calculated by identifying the level of exposure that has been shown to have no observable effect and then dividing that level by 1,000, to provide a very large margin of safety. This margin has been proven in various cases to be calculated so low, that it has conflicted when the minerals are occurring naturally in the soil. California is the only state that requires warning labels at this low of a level.

We believe that the presence of these chemicals, at the extremely low concentrations at which they can be found, are the result of natural processes and the natural propensity of plants to bind to these elements. We recognize that we live on a volcanic planet, and that fact, coupled with human activity, has contributed to the dispersion of many substances into the environment. In particular, heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, inorganic arsenic, and other substances that are commonly found in foods are of concern to everyone. Certain foods grown in conditions Lead_or_Cadmium_-_California_Proposition_65_Warningwhere such chemicals are found, either by natural or man-made causes, have a propensity to take up these chemicals during growth, and can sometimes be concentrated by processing. We do not add chemicals to our products, but our products are nevertheless thoroughly tested for the presence of various chemicals and heavy metals to ensure they are safe for customers and comply with organic standards as well applicable local, state, national and international regulations. We understand that there is a lot of information circulating that could be alarming to consumers when expressed without context or established standards. We can all agree that nobody wants heavy metals in food. But it is, for better or worse, a part of the natural world. We believe our products are safe. To put it simply, we would not sell anything that we would not eat.  http://watershed.net/Prop%2065%20Statement.html

Great website that explains this issue further: http://prop65scam.com

 

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Do Non-vegan People Generally See The Point in Being Vegan?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Quora Question: 

Do nonvegan people generally see the point in being vegan?

My Reply:

No. For the most part those who eat from the animal world don’t have a clue why anyone would want to be a vegan. They don’t know where you would be able to get enough protein. They believe that veganism is a religion, which it may be to some, but not to me. It’s simply the healthiest way to eat and live. There are definitely some zealots out there that try to “shame” people into not eating from the animal world. Ignore them. You cannot agitate and persuade people at the same time. If you become educated on the issues of health and decide to keep eating from the animal world to the detriment of your health, then it’s your decision and you will have to live with it.

I grew up on meat, and everyone I know eats meat, fish, eggs and dairy. When I discovered the benefits of Chlorella and Spirulina, which are 60% protein and that they are vastly superior food sources to animals, I realized that these foods could become my protein sources. I’ve been healthier ever since.

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Rebuttal: “Toxic Puzzle” Documentary. Disgraceful Misrepresentation of Spirulina

By Dr. Bob McCauley

I watched the (boring) documentary “Toxic Puzzle” recently which attempts to show the link between Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and β-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), an amino acid found in cyanobacteria such as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) which is found in Klamath Lake, Oregon and other places around the world.  At the end of “Toxic Puzzle” they point the finger at Spirulina platensis as being potentially toxic and then they actaully lie about their findings.   They don’t bother to mention AFA in their documentary, which is known to have Microcystins, Saxitoxins, Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxins. 

BMAA is a dangerous amino acid, which is why we test for it.  Here are our test results.  Parry_BMAA_Cyanotoxins_report

I refute all these spurious claims against spirulina in my Rebuttal, which posted on Youtube.

Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB) often involve cyanobacteria such as AFA.  The most common species of toxic cyanobacteria in the Great Lakes are: Microcystis aeruginosa, Anabaena circinalis, Anabaena flos-aquae, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii.  AFA is sold under the names Klamath Lake Algae, and Klamath blue-green algae.  Actually it is a cyanobacteria as is Spirulina platensis, which I have sold for many years.

The documentary cites a study then misrepresents it.

J AOAC Int. 2015 Nov-Dec;98(6):1559-65. doi: 10.5740/jaoacint.15-084.
Determination of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine, N-(2-aminoethyl)glycine, and Brocatal_JAOACI_BMAA_Validation-page-0022,4-diaminobutyric acid in Food Products Containing Cyanobacteria by Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Single-Laboratory Validation.

 

 

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Cyanotoxins are toxins produced by bacteria called cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae). Cyanobacteria are found almost everywhere, but particularly in lakes and in the ocean where, under certain conditions, they reproduce exponentially to form blooms.

 

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DHA Powder: Brain, Eye, Cardiovascular Health

By Dr. Bob McCauley

  • Brain Health 
  • Cardiovascular Support
  • Eye Health 
  • Stabilizes Blood Pressure 
  • Skin and Hair 

DHA, docosahexaenoic acid, is an omega-3 essential fatty acid required by the body for Fish NOmany functions throughout the body, primarily the brain and heart functions.  It also helps maintain blood pressure and triglyceride levels in the body.  The goal of using omega-3 fatty acids is the reduction of cellular inflammation.  It is required for eye health. Our DHA powder is extracted from Schizochytrium algae and is 100% Vegan.  

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Should kids be vegan?

Dr. Bob McCauley

Quora Question: Should kids be vegan?

My AnswerIf you include Chlorella and Spirulina, which are 60% protein, then yes, absolutely children should be raised vegan. However, remember that when you try to control a child’s dietary habits that may backfire on you later as they get older, see other kids eating burgers and pizza, and then they do the same. My boys were offered a choice of being vegans or not. They chose to both be vegans. They are in their 20’s and still are vegans. I’m happy for them, but I would not hold it against them if they were not. However, I would often remind them that they vegan diet with chlorella and spirulina is the healthiest diet.

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The Truth About Alkaline Ionized Water and Stomach Acid

By Dr. Bob McCauley

A news report about Alkaline Ionized Water – calling it Kangen Water – gets it right and not to so right.  They always need to go to the medical world for health answers.   I don’t really know what Kangen means, but it doesn’t mean Alkaline Ionized Water – and that happens to be something I know a lot about.

 

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Luck Has Nothing To Do With Health

By Dr. Bob McCauley

YouTube Comment:

You are what you eat, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. A man in his forties who went to the gym and drank designer water and ate boneless, skinless chicken breast and salads, etc., not overweight, died in his sleep on his daughter’s 4th birthday. It’s the luck of the draw. Eat, stink, and be scary, like Shrek. Also, it says in the holy bible that we should be more concerned about what comes out of our mouth, than what goes into it.

My Reponse:

I would like to know the details of the 4 yr old’s father who died. Luck has nothing to do with health, although you can be born with health defects that almost derive from the host-mother’s poor health and/or deficient nutritional habits. Other than that, health is always obtainable by virtually since the body is capable of healing itself of any disease. Luck has nothing to do with health.

Here is my opinion about baby’s and infants.

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Ginkgo: World’s Most Famous Herb

Dr. Bob McCauley

What Ginkgo Biloba does in the body more than than anything is increase circulation.  It’s probably the best herb in the world for doing this.  It assists the brain and works as an anti-inflammatory more than anything else.

  • Increases Circulation
  • Increases Concentration
  • Supports Vision and Eye Health
  • Helps fight ADHD
  • Helps fight Headaches/Migraines
  • Reduces Risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Helps Fight Anxiety and Depression
  • Fights Symptoms of PMS
  • Fights Symptoms of Asthma
  • Helps fight Fibromyalgia
  • Increases Libido 

Ginkgo biloba, Salisburia adiantifolia, also known as maidenhair, is a anti-inflammatoryantioxidantasthma natural remedyADHD natural remedy and dementia treatment. It is so effective that it’s a prescription herb in Germany and Taiwan.  I can’t thinking   We only  24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones.

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Healthy?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

A fan wrote to me:

Dr Bob,   I have read where you say that the ketogenic diet is not safe. I’m curious as to why? and what kind of diet would you recommend instead? Right now I’m on the keto diet and I’m curious to see what you think.

Thank you

My Response:

A lot of people are promoting the keto diet, the high-protein keto, the high-fat Keto.  They are good for losing weight, but not healthy in my opinion.  You should have a diet that is 80% carbohydrates, 10% fat, 10% protein.  I promote the Vegan raw food diet, 80/10/10.

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