The Food Pyramid Needs a Makeover in the Worse Way Imaginable

 By Bob McCauley, ND

The Structural Nature of Food –  Part 2

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 “Nature admits no lie.”  ~ Thomas Carlye

 The food pyramid is the first lesson most children learn about health.  It is an early step taken to unwittingly brainwash our children about food and health because it is based on a false assumption that the human body requires meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, which it does not.  It misinforms by telling us that if we simply eat from the four food groups we will be healthy.

The cattle, chicken, dairy, fish and egg industries see to it that they are adequately represented on the food pyramid whether they belong on it or not.  It is a ridiculous notion that industries with economic interests should have any influence over which foods belong in our diet and in what proportions.  Of course, the entire food pyramid is based on the false assumption that we should consume cooked foods to begin with.

The food pyramid is also heavily weighted toward cooked grains such as rice and bread, which create mucus that leads to allergies and other unnatural sensitivities.  This is especially true of wheat products.  We should never cook grains, but rather sprout and juice them, such as wheat or barley grass, which are powerful green foods.  All grains are grasses and grasses of any kind can safely be consumed raw; in fact, most are nutritional powerhouses, although they should be juiced before they are consumed.

The economic interest of certain food industries has consistently influenced the famous food pyramid that we are all familiar with.  Meat and dairy continue to be pushed as healthy while at the same time they have increasingly become suspects that can potentially damage our health.  Also adulterated is the Federal Government’s Dietary Guideline for Americans, which has been issued every five years since 1980.[i]

Raw Food Pyramid_CardIn truth, the food pyramid should be built around raw-food theory and not the false premise that an animal-based, cooked-food diet is healthy.  A food pyramid based on this assumption, a Raw Food Pyramid, would appear completely different.

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[i] The Meat of the Argument, Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D. and A.R. Hogan.  A federal lawsuit filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine revealed that at least six of the eleven members of the latest federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had financial and other ties to animal agriculture interests. None had ties to grain, soybean, or any other non-animal agriculture interests.


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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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