Can the body get enough water from eating raw foods exclusively?

By Bob McCauley, CNC, MH

Raw Foods are full of water compared to cooked foods.  There are so many processed and cooked foods such as bread and crackers that absorb the precious water that our body requires to digest the foods we consume.

It is difficult for the body to get water from any other source than water itself.  Tea, coffee, beer and soft drinks are all diuretics, meaning they steal water from the body.

The body requires one gallon per day on average, which is one reason why going out to get spring water is not practical.

Why does the body require so much water?

  1. Water is used in every metabolic process in the body.
  2. We need to flush our digestive system between meals.
  3. We need to hydrate every cell of our body.

Dr. Batmanghelidj stated in Your Body’s Many Cries for Water that “Chronic cellular dehydration is the number one reason for chronic disease.” I agree with that statement.  If we don’t keep our cells properly hydrated they are not functioning to their capacity.  They cannot communicate within themselves and with other cells in the body.

Cellular health equals human health.  If your cells are not healthy you will not be healthy.  It’s impossible to be healthy without having healthy cells.  Health begins with our body’s cells – which are the foundation of health.

The only way to stay hydrated and achieve great health is to drink sufficient amounts of water to constantly keep our cells healthy.  Eating raw foods alone will not accomplish this, only consuming water can properly hydrate the body.  Purified water, either Reverse Osmosis or Distilled Water, is not a healthy drinking water.  Spring water is the next best thing to Alkaline Ionized Water.


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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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