Many people feel that health is simply an absence of disease, but it is much more than that. I love your quote from your book, titled The Six Components of Great Health, “Perfect health is the point where the body is totally regenerating itself every moment and biological aging has stopped completely and each organ of the body is functioning to its capacity.” Can you discuss this and tell us about your definition of great health?
Bob McCauley’s answer:
Right. Well, you know it is that point where the body is totally rejuvenating itself and Peter Ragnar will tell you about that and Dean Coocoo will tell you about that. Some of these other guys that are out there doing raw food will tell you the same thing but the question is, how do we do that?
How do we rejuvenate the body? Because first of all people say, “Well, how do you know raw foods are healthy?” The thing I always come back with is, “Well, show me any evidence of chronic disease in the wild.” It does not exist.
Here in Michigan we are in deer season. Nobody is going to shoot a deer, bring it home, and find it full of cancer or arthritis or fibromyalgia or diabetes or high blood pressure or any of these problems. Again, we are talking chronic disease, not bacterial or viral. Somebody always comes back with, “Well, animals get rabies and they get tuberculosis.”
Okay, those are viral and bacterial and there are reasons why animals get
If you actually take your pet and you put your pet on the same diet that
I will give you two examples of oxidation. Rust is slow oxidation. Fire is fast oxidation. You are burning yourself up. That’s what we are doing when we are aging. We are oxidizing.
What we want to do is reduce that oxidation. We want to retard the
I didn’t become younger. I didn’t turn back into a teenager or anything
That’s what we call a nutraceutical. A nutraceutical is any type of a food
There are only two substances I know of in the whole world that can do
If you really want to be healthy you want to reduce the oxygenation of
All cooked foods have that positive charge and you want to stay away
You only need to do three things to be healthy. You need to alkalize
Mike: The negative charge is the key reason ionized water helps with the
Bob: Water mimics many of the same properties of raw fruits and vegetables.
They have never cured a single disease, of any kind. Medical
That is terrific, but you know you would not have to worry about
I watched television, I watched some very smart guys on some of these
The cure for cancer is found in the raw world. If you have cancer, like any other disease, and I say this all the time to people, if you are sick it is because you allow yourself to remain sick.
If you want to be healthy, your body can cure itself of any disease if you stop putting the wrong things in it and start putting the right things into it. That is all it really takes.
The rest of this interview is available in Mike Snyder’s book “The Health Evolution: Getting Started With the Raw Foods Diet” available at http://www.therawdiet.com/evolve.html
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