The conversation meanders as these two technocrats of the health world get into the minutia of healthy living. It was really a discussion about health rather than a “Debate on the Vegan Diet” as it was billed. I was expecting a vigorous debate with a lot of disagreement and instead I was bored out of my mind. And I love this stuff!! But how much talk about purines and carnasine can one listen to before you fall asleep? I was expecting to hear solid reasons pro and con about the vegan diet. And I heard nothing of the sort.
Dr. Mercola then suggests that there is too much iron in chlorella and that menopausal women and older men don’t do well on it. “Iron is an oxidant” Dr. Cousens stated. They talk about iron like it’s a poison when in fact iron is at the center of every blood cell in our body. Dr. Mercola: “I was shocked to see how much iron was in [spirulina and chlorella].” Dr. Cousens: “It doesn’t cause a problem [with elevated iron levels] and we don’t know why.” Dr. Mercola suggests that chlorella binds with heavy metals which includes iron, which is wrong because it is naturally bio-available iron and not iron-oxide. Iron oxide is what is dangerous for the body because it is not bio-available.
Watch the entire video for the full response. I really had a lot to disagree with between the both of them.