You need to hydrate your body. There is nothing more important regarding human health than a properly hydrated body, which translates into sufficiently hydrated cells throughout the body. If the body’s cells are not healthy, we cannot be healthy. Cellular health equals human health.
Ionized Water has four qualities that are perfect for the body’s health: Antioxidant, Alkalinity, Hydration and Detoxification. Start slowly and increase the potency of the Ionized Water you consume until you are drinking 1.5 – 2 gallons per day. Drink it all day except around mealtime. An extra trip or two to the bathroom is an extraordinarily cheap price to pay for your most precious possession: your health. You are the only person who can consume enough water to start on the road back to the health you were born with, that which God intended you to have. You have transformed it into a different body created from a lifetime of eating primarily dead foods that are acidic, dehydrating and void of any rejuvenating properties.
Hydration is the first step toward reversing chronic illnesses and strengthening the immune system. It is our first defense against disease and the very keystone of human health.
There is a certain calm and stillness that only water offers. It is impossible to sit by tranquil waters and not feel at peace. Herman Melville mused that "Meditation and water are wedded forever." He could not have been more right. We came from the sea.
The most powerful foods on earth are Spirulina platensis and Chlorella pyrenoidosa. They complement one another in many ways because they are completely different foods with different nutrients. Spirulina is an extremely pure food, 95% digestible, extremely high in the Vitamin B-complex, iron, calcium and essential fatty acids such as Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Spirulina is an excellent food to consume before a workout because of the explosive energy it provides to the body.
Chlorella has incredible anti-cancer properties. Its unique fiber is excellent for digestion, as well as removal of heavy metals and synthetic toxins. It has large amounts of nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), which, along with amino acids (protein), are the building blocks of our cells. Chlorella can even be used topically on cuts, scrapes, infections, even serious wounds, as can Spirulina.
The second step in Achieving Great Health is to add these superfoods to your diet. Start slowly, gradually increasing them until you reach a dosage of at least eight grams of each daily. You can never consume too much Spirulina and Chlorella as long as they are raw and their enzymes are intact. As you increase your dosage, gradually reduce your intake of protein from traditional sources, such as meat, fish, eggs, soy and dairy products. Algae is best consumed with each meal because of its high protein content, the highest percentage of any foods known with 18 different amino acids that are in the proper ratio to one another. Protein must be consumed with everything you eat for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Most vegetarians lack sufficient protein in their diet.
Great Health will be nearly impossible to achieve without these two powerful whole foods at the center of your diet.
Probiotics are critical to human health. Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a friendly bacterium necessary for the digestion of proteins. It also reduces fungal infections, lowers blood cholesterol, aids general digestion and enhances nutrient absorption. Deficiencies may result in constipation, bloating, intestinal toxicity, gas, bad breath, and Candida and mold infections.
Only a raw foodist has the ability to Achieve Great Health, perfect health, the kind of health most people only dream of. If you remain on a cooked-food diet, you will never truly be healthy even though the outward symptoms of disease may not manifest themselves for years to come. Disease always resides in the body of the cooked foodist whether the symptoms are there or not.
Everyone wants to be healthy. No one wants to be sick or even divulge they ever get sick. Sadly, most will remain sick because of their refusal to leave the cooked-food world behind and start putting in their body what naturally belongs in it, that which can only make them healthy. Only what comes from nature, unchanged, will ever make us healthy. There is no substitute for nature because it is God's ever-moving hand. And no matter what man creates to try to make himself healthy, it will only end in failure. God's temple can only be properly served and maintained by the raw foods that are produced by God’s creation, that which we call nature.
Minerals are amongst the most important nutrients needed by the body. They are directly and indirectly involved in every bodily process. Along with amino acids (protein), minerals are the basic building blocks of every cell in the body. Most of the physiological processes of the human body cannot occur without the presence of minerals. RNA/DNA, which is the blueprints to each cell, does not function properly without certain minerals. Amino acids cannot be created then formed into proteins, nor can they be absorbed and used by the body without minerals. The same is true for vitamins. While you may be consuming adequate amounts of vitamins, their effectiveness is diminished without the presence of the specific minerals the body requires. Enzymes will not form nor function properly without the minerals they require to do so. Minerals are the keys that allow the engine of our health to start. Without them, bodily processes and functions are greatly diminished.
The size of the minerals consumed is important because it is difficult for the body to assimilate large inorganic minerals. Angstrom refers to the size of the minerals that are suspended in solution. Angstrom minerals contain individual atoms of each mineral in solution that are culled directly from ore that contains them, such as the iron ore that is pictured here. Inorganic means that it is not ionic and does not have a charge because of a lack of electrons, making them difficult for the body to absorb. Minerals that are too large also cannot be absorbed and utilized by the body's cells. Chelated minerals were introduced in the 1950's. Chelated means they were combined with amino acids in order to enhance their absorbability. Colloidal minerals, which became prevalent in the 1980's, achieved mixed results because they are too large for the cell to easily assimilate in most cases. Angstrom minerals are between 90 – 98% absorbable because of their incredibly small size.
There is no substitute for vigorous exercise and it is essential we do it daily if Great Health is our goal. As with everything concerning health, consistency is obligatory if you expect to succeed.
It is important that we exercise to the point of perspiring and deep-breathing for at least fifteen minutes each day in order to work our cardiovascular system. Sustained diaphoretic breathing invigorates and strains every bodily organ to some degree. Cardiovascular exercise causes oxygen-rich blood to race through our arteries, cleansing everything it comes in contact with. Regular exercise speeds up brain activity and decision-making. We should strive to exercise like this at least 15 – 30 minutes each day.
Once you achieve the level of physical health discussed in this book, what remains to complete the picture is cultivating a positive mental attitude, which will be enhanced by exploring your own spirituality. Great Health cannot be achieved without possessing a positive mental attitude. If your mind is against you, you don't have a chance of being healthy or accomplishing the various goals you set for yourself. As we begin to put the right things in the body it becomes easier for the mind to motivate and inspire us, which is one of its central functions. With all this comes confidence and when confidence is combined with skill, you become unconquerable.
The mind is a critical component that can thwart our best efforts to be healthy. A negative attitude will drag the body down with it. Our mind and spirit have the final say in our health. A typically healthy body can be destroyed by disease if there is a breakdown in the human spirit. On the other hand, every function of the body is greatly enhanced when the mind and spirit are focused together on the same affirmative goal of staying healthy and living to the best of our ability. We need to exercise the spirit the way we exercise the body, consistently, habitually and with determined purpose. Undoubtedly, great confidence will follow. When the world around us says "No, you can't," we must learn to say YES!
We also must maintain a positive mental attitude if we wish to be healthy. If we allow negative thoughts to reside within our minds and heart, all the water and nutrition in the world will not be able to help us. We should strive to have a meaningful relationship with God, which will be greatly enhanced when we honor the temple He has given us, that which we call our body. We do this by consuming Ionized Water, Spirulina and Chlorella, living foods, probiotics, minerals, by exercising and having a meaningful spiritual life and a close relationship with God. To accomplish this, we must learn to embrace the sacred principals of wisdom, knowledge, healing and faith if we expect to truly honor the temple God has given us.
Bob McCauley, CNC, MH was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He is author of Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), (2000) Achieving Great Health in 2005 with Forewords by Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Peter Ragnar, then The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water – The Definitive Guide to the World's Healthiest Substance (2006), Honoring the Temple of God – A Christian Health Perspective (2008), Consumer's Guide to Purchasing a Water Ionizer (2009). 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. He is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist.
Bob is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association). He stays young by running (17:43 - 5 Kilometer race), lifting weights, practicing Chi Gong and following his rules for Great Health laid out in this book. He also enjoys wall and rock climbing.