The Raw Food Pyramid: Often Copied, Never Equaled
By Bob McCauley, ND
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In my 7 Components , the 5th Component is moving toward a diet of raw, uncooked fruits and vegetables, better known as the Raw Food Diet. Originally the brain child of me, Bob McCauley, and first published in my book, Achieving Great Health in 2005. It has become one of the most plagiarized documents in the raw world. There have been spin-offs and variations, but this is the original Raw Food Pyramid. There are vegans pyramids, which are fine, but they are worthless in regards to your health because they promote a cooked food diet, which will not lead to true health. And as for the original Food Guide Pyramid, frankly it’s a joke.
My salads are constructed into Raw Food Pyramids. My typical salad is composed of various greens; a smaller percentage is vegetables and fresh or dried fruit; even smaller are the sprouts, nuts & seeds and finally the herbs for the lid. About half of my power salad is comprised of foods with plenty of chlorophyll and the other half is comprised of medicinal foods that are healing and preventative. The goal is to allocate them in the proportions I suggest you do in the Raw Food Pyramid. The body requires water more than anything else. Nothing is more important than water, and there is no better water than Alkaline Ionized Water. As far as nutrients, nothing is more important for the body than chlorophyll, which is why greens are at the bottom of the raw food pyramid. They contain the all-important nutrient chlorophyll. Next are various vegetables of all kinds, followed by fruit, although it is important to remember that we need to limit the amount of sugar we put into the body. Next on the Raw Food Pyramid are sprouts, which are nutritionally dense with chemical substances that make them so incredibly healthy. Next are nuts and seeds, which we need for our essential fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6. At the top of the pyramid are Spirulina and Chlorella, two types of algae, which are the most powerful foods in the world. They are 60% protein and have the broadest array of nutrients of any foods known. Since they are so powerful and we only require 6 to 8 grams of protein per day (not the 51 grams of meat, fish, eggs and/or dairy that the medical establishment recommends) we only need to consume a small handful with each meal, which is 2.5 – 4 grams of algae.
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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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