The Mineral That Saved My Life – Pt 1

by Bob McCauley, ND

The pain started on the top of my head.  It felt as though I had gotten a head pimple.  Within a day, the pain had moved to my neck, then slid further into my shoulders, tightening the muscles so that I felt like I’d slept poorly and now had a stiff neck because of it.  Then the pain started in my legs.  I had been running the day before and thought at first I had sore muscles to prove it, although I was in good shape at the time so it was difficult to believe that I had gotten sore muscles from a typical six km run that I do daily.
Over the next 6 days the pain nearly incapacitated me completely.

I had very little appetite.  I massaged by legs, neck and shoulders constantly, which did little for me.  I couldn’t imagine what was happening to me.  At one point I could barely walk.  I am a raw foodist and a huge promoter of Ionized Water, Chlorella and Spirulina.  I was in the final stages of finishing my work as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND).  People regularly came to me for health consultations, which I had been doing for years.  I was the first person in the world with a daily radio show that was dedicated to natural health and the raw food lifestyle.  Some health guru I was.  I had no clue what was happening to me and it was getting worse by the day.

The pain in my shoulders and legs was excruciating at times, in particular the morning when I first woke.  It nearly incapacitated me, especially just after waking when I could barely walk.  I thought perhaps I had somehow been poisoned, either by heavy metals or herbicides/pesticides.  I looked through my numerous health books, many of which were diagnostic books.  I found a few possibilities of what my problem could be, but none of them exactly fit the description of what essentially was crippling me.

I stayed 100% raw the entire week, mostly drinking juices and fasting.  The less I ate anything, even a raw juice, the better I felt.  No surprise there since fasting is the healthiest thing you can do at any given time.  By the end of the week I was feeling better, although it took a total of 10 days to get over it completely.

At the time I didn’t know what had made me so incredibly sick.  I had never been through anything like that in my life.  Being who I am, a health guru, the last thing I want to do is go to a doctor for help, although a blood analysis would have been useful.  But I had gotten through it without doing anything other than fasting and staying on a raw food diet.

Six months later, the symptoms returned while on my 2011 trip to China.  I had a 16 hour flight to Hong Kong followed by not getting enough rest because of the 12 hour time difference.  By the time I took the next flight to Hainan Island my immune system defenses had been lowered enough to the point where I was again susceptible to the same disease that had attacked me in the summer.  It scared the hell out of me to think I was going to go through all this this again.  However, this time, just by chance, I had the cure with me.   (To be continued . . .)



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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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