“I was in Perfect Physical Shape and I Still Had a Heart Attack” and Other Myths Perpetuated by the Pharmaceutical Industry – Pt. 1

By Bob McCauley, ND

Part One

Part Two

Of course you were in “perfect physical shape” when you had a heart attack.  That’s what happens to everyone who is in perfect physical shape; they have heart attacks and strokes (heart attack of the brain).  In fact, this scenario plays out countless times a day, perfectly healthy people in perfect physical shape drop like flies from heart attacks.  I’m sure he was just walking along – healthy as a well-fed teen – and suddenly he has a heart attack.  Why?  Because he was old, of course.  It’s inevitable that we all get sick and have heart attacks or cancer or some other disease when we’re old.  That’s what being old is all about: disease.  Or so we are taught to believe.

You would think the FDA – Food and Drug Association – that is supposed to keep us safe by making companies tell the truth about their products – might want to talk to Bayer Aspirin about their ridiculous commercial that features an elderly man sitting alone talking to us in a testimonial manner: “I was in perfect physical condition and I had a heart attack.”  

Well, I beg to differ.  This guy, whoever he is, was NOT in “perfect physical condition” when he had a heart attack or he would have not had a heart attack to begin with.   People who are in perfect physical condition don’t have heart attacks because they have strong hearts that are not susceptible to heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.  This is achieved by living on my health protocol and not living on a diet of cooked and/or processed foods that are void of nutrients.

I’m not trying to split hairs, but it is important to note two things in regards to this notion that we can be in “perfect physical condition” and still have a heart attack.  That is the average person’s perception of health is and what our expectations of health are as we age.  The commercial is incredibly misleading when you stop to think about it because it is suggesting that even the healthy are susceptible to a heart attack when in fact nothing could be further from the truth.  People who ARE actually healthy don’t have heart attacks or strokes, but rather only people who are not.  If the man in the commercial was actually a healthy person he would not have had the heart attack.   A recent poll revealed that 66% of people (in the US) rate their health as good or excellent.  People believe that they are healthy because they don’t exhibit any outward signs of disease.

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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