Organic vs Conventional Chlorella/Spirulina: Which Is Better?

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Everyone wants Organically Grown fruits and vegetables.  Chlorella and Spirulina are no
different.   More and more people and companies want organic.   People want to know that the are not putting chemically-sprayed food into their bodies, at least if they actually care what they care about their health at all.  The question arises
whether organically grown foods are actually healthiest for you, and if they have the same nutritional value as conventionally grown.

Chlorella and Spirulina are grown using aquaculture, which is in water – not agriculture, which is in soil.  Therefore there are NO pesticides and herbicides used in the cultivation of Chlorella and Spirulina.  There are only food ingredients – “inputs” or fertilizers used in their cultivation.  They are Magnesium, Potassium, Nitrogen and AceticTCMC_Organic_Certificate_2017_ACO_Certificate_150309_CN-page-001 Acid.

Our Chlorella and Spirulina from Taiwan is grown organically, meaning that no chemicals or chemical fertilizers are used in the production cycle.

The problem of Acetic Acid.  Acetic Acid is found in vinegar and is excellent Anti-Infective, Anti-bacterial,  Immune Support, Blood Glucose Control, Cardiovascular Support, Organic Acetic Acid is found in organic apple cider vinegar.  Inorganic Acetic Acid is identical in chemical structure but cannot be used in organic cultivation.

Certified Organic (CO) insures us that herbicides and pesticides have not been used in the growing of a fruit or vegetable or algae.  CO has become a necessary evil because without them you never know if something has been chemically sprayed or not.  Herbicides usda_nopand pesticides are deadly toxins in the body composed is hydrocarbons (oil-based substances) that are nearly impossible to get out of the body once they get inside it.  Hydrocarbons easily lodge themselves deep in the tissue and will not come out unless they are actively removed through some of the things I recommend to detoxify the body.  For instance, removing radiation can be removed from the body, however you must take measures to actively remove radiation, heavy metals, hydrocarbons and other toxins from the body through measures such as these.  If you do not they will likely remain in the body, embedded deeply in its tissue.

Know Your Source of Chlorella and Spirulina

The government began allowing chemical pesticides to be sprayed on crops in the late 1930’s and became prevalent by the 1940’s.  It wasn’t long before you could not find produce that had not been chemically sprayed, and “organically grown” soon became a thing of the past.  Chemical spraying was nothing short of a miracle because it increased production 10 fold.  No longer were crops destroyed by insects and/or fungus, nor werechlorella2 yields diminished by weed infiltration.  At the time no one considered the implications of these chemicals in our lives and one of the first to recognize this was Dr. Max Gerson who noticed that all the worms in any area that had been chemically sprayed had completely disappeared from that area.  This led to his tremendous contribution concerning the concept of chemical toxicity and its relation to disease.  This led to the development of the Gerson Therapy treatment.


Today, the term Certified Organic has taken on an air of snobbery, as if the idea of consuming food that has not been chemically sprayed is for the elite and well-bred when in fact it is a practical thing to do to say the least.  Why put something in your body that will chlorella-pond2just need to be removed, the sooner the better.  If you don’t remove toxins they can create an environment that is conducive to disease.  It is toxins, those substances that do not belong in the body, that disease lives on.  We find ourselves in the position of having to spend extra money, certified organic food are ALWAYS more expensive, and sounding like a snob only to get something that was just fine before the government allowed it to be chemically sprayed without knowing what the consequences would be.

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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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