by Bob McCauley, CNC, MH
I attended the Health Freedom Expo in Schaumburg, IL, June 2011, and had the chance to listen to some of the speakers. Jonathan Emord, the FDA attorney, was incredible. The work he is doing is absolutely invaluable to the natural health movement and in helping to protect us against the dangerous duo of the FDA and FTC.
Mike Adams was informative and entertaining, but he was on video, taped earlier, so there was no interaction. He was the warm up for Dr. J. Mercola, the medical doctor of www.mercola.com, one of the largest natural health websites on the internet. Mercola was amazingly bland and boring. He mumbled incoherently from time to time. He ran through his slide show refusing to take questions, and each slide was a way to introduce another product that he sells. Everyone has to make a living, and I don’t call Mercola a sellout for selling products. I do the same thing and I like Mercola’s information and his website for the most part.
But the big problem with Mercola is that he sees health the same way all doctors see health. Stay on a diet of mostly cooked foods, use meat, fish, eggs and/or dairy for your protein and take supplements. In other words, go ahead and live like everyone else does, get sick like everyone else does and then, instead of handing yourself over to the medical establishment, take supplements and you will be healthy or something like that. The incredibly boring debate between Mercola and Gabriel Cousens is a good example of people making health boring by talking about the minutia of nutrition as if anyone cares.
Getting healthy by using the medical establish is unobtainable for the average person after the age of 60. From the age of 60 on is simply a battle to stay alive, not be truly healthy. And all the studies that are done demonstrating that this nutrient or that vitamin help us determine what “might be right for one person, but not necessarily right for another.”
I don’t buy any of that. Dr. Mercola, who is supposedly well informed and savvy about health, but the truth is he does not understand the fundamentals of health. As I often say, health is simple to understand, but not easy to do.
Health is simple: Drink lots of Water, preferably Alkaline Ionized Water, consume Spirulina and/or Chlorella for your protein, consume only raw fruits and vegetables, consume probiotics, angstrom minerals, exercise vigorously daily and maintain a positive mental attitude. Mercola promotes very little of this. He is a huge detractor of Alkaline Ionized Water. He sells chlorella but has problems with it because it has “too much iron”. He suggests that we eat raw fruits and vegetables, but not exclusively and he is not passionate about the concept. He also talks a lot about eating cooked foods. He promotes taking probiotics, but speaks little about the critical necessity of staying mineralized. He certainly doesn’t promote angstrom minerals, which he should because minerals are the keys that start the engine of our health. He does promote regular exercise, but we differ because I promote cardiovascular exercise daily for 15 – 30 minutes. He is a detractor of running marathons, as I have always been. It simply is not healthy to run as hard as you possibly can for 2 – 4 hours. Maintaining a positive mental attitude is critical for being healthy, but Mercola barely mentions it on his website.
Dr. Mercola is a typical example of doctors who NEVER get to the core of how we can be truly healthy. Doctors like Mercola talk and talk, referring to study after study, and none of their pretentious pomposity never results in what they say they are supposedly there to promote: True Health.