10 Reasons NOT to Eat Cooked Foods

By Bob McCauley, ND 

10 reason to Eat Raw Foods 

  1. Cooking foods destroys the enzymes in foods that make them so easily absorbed into cookedfoodbuffetthe body.
  2. Cooking foods changes them from alkaline substances that provide the body with rejuvenating nutrients into mere substance, something that provides the body with calories and is only capable of keeping us alive for a very short period of time.
  3. Cooking destroys up to 90% of the nutrients in a raw food.
  4. Heat is a chemical reagent that scrambles the organic chemical structure of a raw food making it less recognizable to the body as nutrient.

potatosMyth: Cooking releases “bound up” nutrients in foods that are not available to the body until they are exposed to heat.  An example of this is the beta-carotene found in carrots and the lycopene found in tomatoes.

Truth: Even if this were true, it’s nearly impossible to prove.  Logically we can conclude that a food grown in nature would be just as easily absorbed by the body as one that has been exposed to heat.  If anything, the lycopene found in tomatoes may be more concentrated after the liquid is boiled away after cooking, but we cannot conclude from that that it is more bio-available.

Myth: We are not like animals found in the wild.  We are humans and therefore we do not fall under the same set of biological principles as other animals.


Truth:  We are no different biologically or physiologically than any other animal on the planet other than we are sentient and they are not.

Myth: Disease is inevitable among all animals and mammals.


Truth: There is no evidence of chronic disease in the wild where all animals and chinese buffemammals live on a raw food diet.  There is bacterial and viral disease among wild animals, however, if those animals were able to build their immune systems with a broad array of power whole foods the way humans are able to (because we have the knowledge to do so) they would become much less susceptible to these diseases.  We know that consuming a broad array of whole raw foods that include powerful foods such as Spirulina and Chlorella.

10 Reason to Eat Raw Foods

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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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4 Responses to 10 Reasons NOT to Eat Cooked Foods

  1. Ken Weingard says:

    Bob, I appreciate your posts. I just felt like correcting one of your sentences above. Animals are sentient just like we are. As human animals, our unique form of sentience and consciousness is no less or more important than other non-human animals. Who are we to say that animals are not sentient? Heck, the way we currently treat our sentient and mysterious co-inhabitants on this planet, it’s actually the human animals that lack sentience. Thanks for listening. Keep shining bright.

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