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Paleo Quick Tip of the Day
9 minutes | Sep 15, 2018
Make Health a Habit on PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe podcast
10 minutes | Sep 15, 2018
How to Save your Health and Wellness FOREVER
23 minutes | Sep 14, 2018
Gluten Free Junk is Still- JUNK!
The big trend now, and one I applaud, is to go gluten free! Gluten, which is in all wheat products, is bad, especially since modern wheat has been so modified to be overloaded with the stuff, which has all sorts of bad effects. It can distress your gut lining, and will, if you eat enough- and if you are ‘gluten sensitive’, which most people are these days- it can cause leaky gut. This is where food particles can gain access to your bloodstream, and cause you to get autoimmune diseases- little things like arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease and cancer, just to name a few… You don’t want leaky gut, and so that alone is a good reason to avoid gluten! BUT- don’t just blithely run through the Gluten Free section of the grocery (which has become very prevalent as of late), grabbing armfuls of gluten free cookies, cakes, and pastries! Because, well- they are still cookies, cakes, and sugar loaded pastries!! They are still highly glycemic, and very, very unhealthy, despite being free of gluten. What you should be doing, is to try to eliminate your addiction to flour, to the idea of the “sandwich”- to bread itself! Even if you would eliminate all modern wheat itself, and go back to the Biblical diet of spelt and other ancient grains- while you would be slightly ‘better off’ compared to modern diets- your diet would still be substandard for human optimization of health and wellness. And, you would still be subject to contracting autoimmune disease, the diseases of modern civilization to which our paleo forebears were immune! Perhaps you might stave off obesity, if you ran marathons in addition to eating your ancient breads, and helped to build pyramids and hunted and gathered all day long… But would it be worth it, to stave off fat gain by being the equivalent of a biblical slave?? NO, I don’t think so. You need to not only eliminate gluten- you need to by and large eliminate not only cookies, cakes and pastries, pasta and cereal and the rest: You need to eliminate BREAD! I know this is hard, really hard- bread is best! For the maximum in health benefits, you should have a diet that is without bread entirely- gluten free, sprouted grain, or any alternative. You will be leaner, healthier, far less prone to gut issues, and overall a far superior person, both mentally and physically, to what you would be while consuming such grain products! Without grains, gluten free or not- you will be a better person, physically, mentally, and emotionally- than what you would be with consuming them! If that is not enough of a reason for you to give up grains entirely, I don’t know what is. Here is the ad campaign for giving up bread and other such foods: “Be Healthier, Leaner, and Free of Disease! Just Give up BREAD and other grain products- results GUARANTEED!!” Crazy as that sounds, it is completely true. Grains are THAT BAD! But do not immediately run to gluten free versions of the grains you grew up with! This is my point in all of this- they might be a “somewhat better”, in that they don’t compromise your gut- but they still spike your blood sugar, and do all the other things that high grain consumption does to us all! RE”grainwash” yourself! Eat your grass-fed hamburgers on the grill with an onion, lettuce, and tomato on the top- without any bun and with a knife and fork! Eat your morning pastured eggs without toast, gluten free or otherwise. I make little “pizzas” with portobello mushroom caps, split in half and loaded with pizza sauce, cheese and sausage- they are better without the crust! I make sandwiches with onion slices, between which I place roast beef or pork, mustard and tomato and bacon… These substitutions actually make the food taste better! More succulent, more tasty- the bun, if you think about it, tastes like nothing. Resolve to eliminate these “little slices of nothing”, nothing except blood sugar spikes, and intestinal insult…
7 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Do NOT Fatten Yourself Like a Farm Animal
eating grains and taking antibiotics is a recipe for fatness
18 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
Conventional Medicine CANNOT Save you from your LIfestyle PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe Podcast
PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe #104 Your Doctor can NOT save you from a bad Lifestyle!! One of the biggest scams there is in this world is that conventional medicine, which is the kind of treatment you can get from an American clinic or hospital can make you WELL! Nothing is further from the truth…a medical doctor of today just means that that person is a member of the biggest, most powerful labor union in history- the American Medical Association. This is a labor union par excellence- it guarantees incredibly high wages for the practitioners in “the Brotherhood” as Malcolm Kendrick calls it, as long as those doctors tow the line, don’t rock the boat, and follow “approved” treatments ONLY- things like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery only for cancer treatment- nothing else can even be considered, or the doctor doing so can be thrown out of the union- in other words -lose their high priced and time consuming right to practice medicine! Your doctor is actually forbidden to recommend common sense lifestyle and diet changes to actually cure your condition, and is instead forced to recommend expensive pharmaceutical drugs (all of which have side effects, often worse than the disease!), and surgeries only. None of these options do any thing at all to address your disease or condition- they only mask the symptoms so you might feel a little better. You will go home with your expensive prescriptions for drugs that make BILLIONS of dollars for the pharmaceutical companies annually, and billions of dollars for the medical clinic that prescribed them- all without curing your condition in the slightest. You see, the pharmaceutical companies fund most of the research, and bankroll the medical colleges where the future M.D’s train. They have a mutually beneficial relationship- the doctors recommend their products; in fact insist the patient use these products, and then everyone makes lots and lots of money… except YOU. You are left sick, with endless pills and/or painful and damaging surgeries to endure, and are now a drug addict! Even though your drugs are LEGAL, they are still usually endlessly necessary and actually addicting once you start, and hugely expensive- and, even though your medical insurance (if you have it) will mask the true costs since you only need a co-pay, rest assured that the ultimate cost is there, it is huge, and you are paying it through your other many taxes that are set to continue rising forever! And let’s talk side effects: All drugs have side effects! This is often glossed over, but if you ever pay attention to the MANY drug commercials on the television all day long, listen to the potential side effects of the most popular ones, the ones they recite rapidly while showing attractive, loving couples dancing, walking on pristine beaches, and playing with laughing children and romping dogs: Here are the side effects of the Statin drugs, which are among the MOST prescribed drugs on earth! Liver function, muscle wasting and pain, possible heart attack risk, increased side effects with any other drug you might be taking, depression and irritability, headaches, joint pain, and abdominal pain, tingling, numbness and burning, sleep problems, sexual function problems, dizziness and a sense of detachment. Additionally, people have mentioned experiencing swelling, shortness of breath, vision changes, changes in temperature regulation, weight change, hunger, breast enlargement, blood sugar changes, dry skin, rashes, blood pressure changes, nausea, upset stomach, bleeding, and ringing in ears or other noises. In addition, Statin drugs, which include Crestor, lipitor, and several other brand names tend to deplete CO q10, which is a vital substance manufactured by your body to produce cell growth and maintenance in every cell in your body- as you grow older, the supply lessens, and it can cause your heart to malfunction, and cause brain and cognition problems as well! And all of those are
11 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Neanderthal DNA made us SMART!
Did you know that all of us of European descent are part- Neanderthal? Well, it’s true. It turns out that the homo-sapiens Africanus emigrated from Africa approximately 70,000 years ago. These very warlike people encountered the Neanderthals around 75,000 years ago, and interbred with them. The Neanderthals, far from their modern stereotype of being primitive, warlike, and stupid, were actually quite peaceful, and had larger brains (and hence greater intelligence)! than our homo-sapiens ancestors. They mixed not only with homo-sapiens, but also with another extinct breed of humans, called the Denisovans, who were from the east. The DNA of Neanderthals is mixed in with modern Europeans, and also with East Asians, who have not only Denisovan blood, but also have more Neanderthal DNA than moderns of Europeans descent! Bear with me: there is a point to my ancient wanderings. The first European ebook It appears that homo-sapiens, as they emerged from Africa so long ago, were incredibly warlike and violent- this is how they conquered the northern continent. They were also more athletic and adept at running and spear throwing, since Neanderthals, although incredibly strong, were incapable of throwing objects overhead due to their skeletal structure, and were also unsuited to swift running because of their heavy, muscular builds. It seems that Neanderthals were large-brained thinkers, very suited to peaceful living in small tribes, hunting and worshipping the gods they knew. Even the earliest cave paintings were done by Neanderthals, not the later invaders. This early people were incredibly sensitive and intelligent! In my opinion, it is this Neanderthal admixture that has made us what we are today- intelligent, and yet compassionate and concerned with ethics and morals. Not only did it give us light hair, eyes, and skin, which are indispensable in dealing with a far northern clime- our Neanderthal ancestors gave us larger brains, made us more peaceful and compassionate, and an ability to live in peace, based on intellect and a respect for morals. This may appear to be a huge leap, but I stand by it. Our overall IQ made a huge leap forward after we became interbred with Neanderthals. This has been maintained to the present day, as IQ scores readily indicate: Asians are highest overall, followed by those of European descent. African blacks with no Neanderthal DNA are the lowest overall. This is the “bell curve”- meaning that while there are blacks who are just as intelligent, they are far more rare, since their base IQ level is around 70, while that of whites if 100, and Asians 106 or so. While this may be distressing to some, it is based upon established, evolutionary science, just as is the paleo diet and other things that modern people find hard to accept, such as modern grains being poor food for humans, and GMO foods similarly noxious. We are products of our evolutionary past, and when that past is deviated from, we suffer. Never in ancient times did hunter gatherers live in tribes of ‘multicultural’ people. NEVER! The other races were inherently enemies; indeed, the tribe over the hill was probably an enemy. We get along best with those most like us, and we always have, and always will. The Neanderthals, peaceful as they seem to have been, were ultimately absorbed- but only after bequeathing their valuable DNA to the future generations of humans. We Europeans and Asians are in essence their two hybrids, benefiting from what they gave us. We are less violent by far, and much more intelligent than we would be otherwise. Taking in illegal immigrants, or actually any immigrants from countries substantially different from us will never work. It never has, and nowadays the likelihood, given our complex modern western societies, the chances it will are even less. This immigration only serves to shore up endless votes
12 minutes | Sep 1, 2018
Your Paleo Life is a Three Point Hitch
Explanation of the Paleo life...
10 minutes | Sep 1, 2018
YOU are a Paleo Pioneer- NOT an Immigrant! PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe podcast
Ancient paleo tribes, wandering through Europe- they would have never allowed tribespeople from elsewhere- the other- to come and sit about their campfire with them and their tribesmen and women. To take their laboriously hunted meats and fish, their gathered vegetables- they would have fought rather to the death than give up their land and what they had built! For they were the earliest of pioneers- making and taking what they could from the land to survive and thrive- for their own people and tribe. Imagine: you are living many thousands of years ago in just such a tribe. You have a good life, after centuries of hard, hard work and suffering. You have even developed free elections of your own chiefs, to organize you into warrior bands to protect what you have built. Because, although you are a stone-age cave person, you are not stupid. Then, an evil chief from within your land declares himself a “king”. Or a tyrant of any sort, whatever the name. Many suspect he is insane, but he is powerful and determined. He insists that you welcome all strangers that come against you, even your hereditary enemies from the cannibal tribe in the next valley that you have fought for eons, and not only welcome them, but to give them many of your own huts and caves, and even labor hunting for them, giving 1/2 of what you gain to them and their tribes! Soon, there are nearly as many of the cannibal tribe within your stone walls as without! Many of your children wind up disappearing in the night, and it is known that they are often found in the cannibal tribes cooking pots! Half of your tribe is up in arms, ready to expel these invaders, but the evil king that has mesmerized and fooled many of your fellow tribesmen and women insists that you are just racist, which is just a new term he has made up for the others, which is an evolutionary response that has kept our species safe for eons. Perhaps the king has made a pact with the cannibals, simply to replace his own race in order to be an absolute ruler over these new cannibal folk, who to him are totally subservient. Some suspect he has connived with the cannibals to put strange herbs into the drinking water of his own tribe, making many of them so deluded and naive that they believe somehow that his obvious ruination of their entire tribe and city is somehow ‘only fair’, and so approved of by the gods. Especially the new, Serpent god of the cannibals that he has forced the tribe to worship, as the equal traditional Gods of the Sun and Moon that your tribe has traditionally worshipped. The old heavenly gods told us that men and women were equal under them, and that reason and light, brotherly love and justice were to be valued. The new serpent god, beside cannibalism and human sacrifice, champions men over women, and people in general as far beneath both the evil King and his newly appointed court. Debate is declared to be illegal, and punishable by death. Ultimately, the old gods are banished, and the stone doors of the city are flung wide, allowing all of the evil tribes nearby complete entry. Women are attacked openly in the street, and if any of the original tribe defend them, they are sacrificed to the great Serpent. This early civilization is finished. Now let’s look at a modern parallel: For the first few centuries of America, those who came over did so to carve out a place on a new continent, a place that they could support themselves and their families and posterity in. They had no expectation that it would in any way be easy, or that anything at all would be given to them. They knew they had to struggle, work unbelievably hard, and suffer privations beyond anything that they might have had to suffer at home- but they knew that in the end, they would be free! FREE or oppressive government, free to worship their own God as they saw fit. Originally, a big part of the huge effort to transplant themselves into a wilderness was to escape t
9 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Make Health a Habit on PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe
The number one reason that people are not healthy is not because they don’t know what to do, or how to do it. Sure, knowing how to properly exercise is crucial, and knowing what you should eat (and not eat!) to be healthy is as well- so, if you don’t know how to do either one, study up. Read on www.paleojay.com on both subjects, and get my ebook on Perfectly Paleo Exercise, complete with all the links you need to understand how to exercise naturally, ancestrally, and completely. This won’t take all that long, and then you will know what to eat, and how to properly exercise. Of course, you could study both subjects for the rest of your life and learn new things continually. But, the basics are always the same! Real food, not processed man-made crap, pastured meats and dairy, wild seafood. Get rid of grains in your diet, and maximize your sleep to at least 8 hours per night. Cultivate your “tribe” of friends, family, church members, work friends, neighbors. Exercise daily, and experience nature as well on a daily basis. But, now that you know what to do- what is the obstacle? I’m sure you know it: it is doing it, you have to follow through. Walk the walk, not merely talk the talk! This is what is really hard for folks to do. Knowledge is indeed power- but only if you actually do what you know you should be doing! So, you need to make health a habit! And so, for the next few weeks, I want you to prioritize your health habits. Make sure to sleep 8 hours per night, and then to exercise the next morning. Do this every single day for 21 days! This is the minimum amount of time most people need to create a new habit. You will find if you get the sleep you need, and have the discipline to exercise each and every morning, eating a proper paleo diet will just seem natural, since you are so conscious of the health of your body during this time. So really do it- sleep and wake with natural exercise in front of the TV waiting for you each morning, to help you to gradually awaken your body and mind, stretching and invigorating your entire body in a methodical, pleasant way. I guarantee that, at the end of three weeks, or 21 days, you will have become addicted to feeling great. Or at least semi-addicted! For it turns out that 21 days is the minimum time needed to create a habit in your life. To create a rock-solid, hard core near positive addiction to health and exercise it takes 66 days! At this point, you will have created a lifelong habit that will be a part of your very being, something that you will no longer be able to imagine living without. For instance, I have had three days where I have been unable to exercise due to family commitments, and my sleep was cut short as well. My diet stayed good, but not ideal for the same three days. Was I tempted to stay “off training” after these days were over? On the contrary, daily training is so much a part of my life, that the first thing I did this morning after waking was to go downstairs and train. I did my default workout, which includes virtual resistance training, flexing while rebounding, stretching on the mat over my whole body, and isometrics. I even do self resisted neck and face exercises, and massage my feet and otherwise work my grip strength and wrists. And I’ll tell you, as I went through that workout it was as if I was slowly recovering my health, that vibrant feeling of wellness that is so much a part of me! I was instantly back in the habit of exercise and healthy living, despite me brief break. And once you develop the true habit of health, you will be the same- a day without exercise is always possible to you, but if you have any real choice you will never choose it! You know from long experience that health is addictive, in a completely positive sense. You will hate to miss exercise, just as you will learn to be disgusted by bad food choices! In fact, I plan to go downstairs after this, and do a brief 15 minu
13 minutes | Aug 26, 2018
A Paleo Life is a Stoic Life- PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast
14 minutes | Aug 26, 2018
No Gym Needed!
Exercise on your own, not in a commercial gym.
8 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
Don't Take Statins- Eat Sardines Instead!
I know, that sounds a bit strange, to say the least- give up an incredibly popular and overprescribed drug and eat a small fish instead- what?? My point is this: the modern, 1970’s based medical establishment, which is totally drug based, has been enlisted to force feed us all lots of statins and other drugs, and for what? PROFIT. That is the bottom line! Profits from statin drugs are approaching 1 TRILLION dollars. It is the most profitable of all drugs sold, and so is being pushed beyond belief by their salesmen and women: doctors and the profit driven clinics they work for! Just like high blood pressure guidelines, which were recently lowered to a point where virtually everyone, including healthy teenagers are now diagnosed with “high blood pressure”, (and so need to be prescribed medications sold by the big drug companies and the doctors)- so too cholesterol guidelines have also recently been lowered! What a surprise: now everyone needs statin drugs as well! Including teenagers, but especially anyone older than, oh, 30 or so…. What a load of crap! No one would accept this obvious used-car salesmanship technique, unless you’ve been brainwashed into believing that anyone who is a medical doctor is kind of close to godhood, and knows such arcane knowledge unattainable to all of the rest of us that he knows we need these drugs! The ones he has for sale. Or else you will be irresponsible, and die… Not one word about changing your diet and lifestyle, about getting out into nature and destressing on a daily basis- about eating a grain free, paleo diet with loads of vegetables and severely limiting sugars. About daily exercise, Perfectly Paleo natural exercise, along with walking barefoot and stretching. Nope- DRUGS are the ANSWER!! Just ask Elvis. Drugs- ‘better living through chemistry’- sure worked out well for him! He died at 42, and he had a profound respect for M.D.’s and their knowledge and prescriptions. His own personal doctor, kept on staff for him, was Dr. Nick. When Elvis died at age 42, he was on a strict regimen of pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by his doctor! Very responsible, however: the drugs he was prescribed were the cause of his dying at the age of 42. Elvis followed the medical advice of his day. This was 1977, probably the year when most of your current doctors got their diplomas… They were only following the science of their time, and the same ‘science’ that most doctors go by today. Lots of drugs, diet doesn’t matter, just avoid fat and eat lots of carbs… This is the lifestyle that killed Elvis Presley at the age of 42! Do you really want to continue with that failed advice, here 41 years into the futu
7 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Do NOT Eat Vegetable Oils!
One place that folks who strive to eat healthy fall down at is in their consumption of vegetable oils- corn, soy, canola- the list goes on, and they are all basically really bad. The big one I notice is margarine, which is actually worse than just the fake oil it is made from, since the hydrogenation process it undergoes to make it solid loads it up with trans-fats, which are the worst fake fat of all! Outdated fake science from decades ago assured us that vegetable oils, such as Crisco, which is made of cottonseed oil, for God’s sake!- is really healthy for us, because it wasn’t loaded with cholesterol. Well, it’s not healthy for us, not at all! Vegetable oils of all sorts are now eaten in huge amounts, mainly because (drumroll!) they are cheap. So all makers of crappy processed foods like cakes and pies and other really junky foods load them up with these fake fats. But what do vegetable oils, or as I more accurately like to call them- industrial seed oils- do to your body? These fake, unstable fats replace real, healthy fats in your body. Fats that used to come to us in the form of butter, coconut oil, beef tallow and the like- animal fats and oils from nuts or seeds that were edible, like olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil- all of these are fantastic sources of nutrients like vitamin A, and tend to be very anti-inflammatory and even preventive of both heart disease and cancer! (That’s right, just the opposite of what we were all told in the 1970’s that it was real FAT that caused heart disease, despite the scientific facts that actually tell the opposite story)! The fats in vegetable oils are all Omega 6 fats that are highly inflammatory. In addition, when you eat vegetable oils instead of fats, that is what your body uses to rebuild your cells. In a recent mouse study, when mice were fed vegetable oils, they incorporated these fats when rebuilding their skin cells. The result was rampant skin cancer, while a control group of mice who were fed real fats were fine. When the diets were reversed for each group of mice, the control group developed skin cancers, while the original group began to heal. The point to take home is that we are natural beings that evolved to consume natural foods made by God, that supplies all that our bodies have been created to use in maintaining our health. Cheap man made, fake fats in factories do not supply what our bodies need! This should really come as no surprise, if you just think it through. Here is the bottom line, not just in this fat controversy, but in anything that comes up in terms of health: we should only eat things that occur in nature, as close to their original source as possible! Things like grass fed dairy and beef (cows evolved to eat grass, not grains!), wild caught seafood (not farmed, where fish are fed unhealthy grains just as are ruminants on land). Simple fats, processed without need of noxious chemicals and huge machinery; fats like cocon
16 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Get Healthy and Strong by NOT going to the Gym!
For many, many years I went to gyms. I lifted weights at the YMCA, and ran on the streets. I also did some stretching, but it was kind of hit and miss. Those were my younger days… Now, I am in my 66th year, and I have learned a lot since I started seriously working out in my 20’s! In the beginning, I followed the bodybuilding advice of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane. Actually, Frank Zane still had what I consider the ideal physique- not huge, buy very symmetrical. Even today, in his 70’s, he looks great! Arnold, well, not so much… Frank now works out in his own home gym, which is what I have done for the past 30 some years or so. I found that my workouts were much more intense when done on my own, in my basement- there were no distractions, and I could do them before work in the early AM. But my physique, while quite strong, had some shortcomings that just got more and more evident over time: My butt and gut, from heavy squatting, got big- too big! Sure, my thighs got bigger too, but they were overshadowed by my butt. And, despite endless leg raises from a bar, along with other resisted ab exercises, my gut stuck out. In addition, heavy benching actually made my chest too prominent. I switched to incline presses, which helped that a lot, but my shoulders hurt most of the time, and so did my knees (from the squatting). Also, the running took a toll on my body as well, with knees, feet, and hips taking a pounding on a regular basis. I gradually started to transition in my 50’s to what I practice today, and now have learned how to exercise in what I have found to be a very productive, satisfying, and above all a completely home-based manner! I read about body weight exercise, both calisthenics and self-resisted types of exercises, and started to substitute them in more and more. And I read on a web page called www.transformetrics.com by a fellow named John Peterson about what he called the ‘Tiger Moves’, which I prefer to call Virtual Resistance Exercise, since the resistance is generated from within the muscle itself, as it moves through a full range of motion. This last was the key to mastering the bodily physique and to maximize health in an efficient, and very safe manner. Not only that, but I can do the majority of the work in my living room, with a minimum of equipment, while I watch television! Think about that: instead of going downstairs to my dingy basement, which while it has a power rack and lots of equipment and weights, is still- a dingy, concrete and part dirt floor basement! Now, I watch Netflix programs while I methodically work through my whole body. And, while I certainly push hard, doing high volumes of leg-elevated pushups and straight-backed sit ups on my yoga mat on the floor, I never hurt my joints
9 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
Save your Teeth! (and don't get sick as well) on Paleo Quick tip of the Day
I have been experimenting with Xylitol for a while now, and while this low calorie sweetener is almost exactly like sugar when substituted for it, the results of it on the body are amazingly different! For one: sugar is deadly to oral health! Sugar in your mouth is tantamount to oral suicide, since sugar feeds the bad bacteria that causes tooth decay, and also results long term into periodontal disease, destroying your gums, which are the literal foundation that secures your teeth. Xylitol actually increases the health of your teeth, since it ‘fools’ the bad bacteria into thinking that- “hey- here is wonderful sugar- let’s eat!”; but, when these bad bacteria consume this xylitol, they then suddenly realize that there is no sustenance here- it is a fake out! And so, they starve and die, leaving your oral cavity undamaged!! The same thing happens in the nasal cavity, it turns out! I have been experimenting with xylitol recently, and have bought a product called Xclear, which is simply saline solution mixed with Xylitol. At the first sign of a cold coming on, I have sprayed it into my nostrils, and waited… Two times, when I thought a cold was coming on I used it- and in both situations, that cold was averted! Easy Peasey. But, yesterday, I had already come down with a cold- you know what it’s like: my head was so stuffed up I could barely speak, and I was miserable! And I was scheduled to sing the next morning in church! I sprayed the Xylitol solution into my nostrils, for two times, and went (early) to bed. When I awoke the next morning- I was almost normal! I sprayed one more time, took a shower, and sang- I was 100%; well, maybe 98%- but so much better.required Church went amazingly this morning. More importantly, I felt so well, that I cut down and moved two trees this afternoon! I mean, how exciting is it that when, you think you are going to be bed-ridden for days- and you suddenly are perfectly all right!!?? And I also know that, when you bake anything, xylitol is pretty much a one on one substitute for sugar. And the price is not much different as well, as long as you can find it. (Online it is always available). In Finland, I have read, Xylitol is a required candy or gum after meals, to ensure oral health!! And so, it seems to be a total non-brainer, right? Well, it is as far as it goes… but overall, I would relegate sweeteners to the “Sweet Bye and Bye”, overall. (Which is a song we ran over today after church for later performance!) ALL sweeteners are suspect! They lead us into the “rat’s nest” of sugar sugar sugar, which is our nemesis as humans. Use Xylitol as an herb-
8 minutes | May 31, 2018
How to Live an Ancestral Life
All of us here are aspiring or existing Paleo People- or at least we should be! We want to get in touch with nature, and live our lives in harmony with the natural world of health and wellness, eating real foods that are healthy and nutritious, and eliminating fake food like substances pushed upon us by the mainstream, like grains, sugars, and processed foods and sugary crap. That is all a given. We also want to spend time daily in a natural setting, sleep in a totally dark and relatively noise-free setting (like with crickets chirping, and only the moon and stars faintly visible overhead), and we want to vigorously yet naturally exercise on a daily basis. We want relatively stress free jobs, and a community of like-minded folks that we enjoy seeing often around the streets and area in which we live. Even to have people who look at the spiritual side of life is very important to us, since all of life is seamless, really, and everything should mesh if we hope to raise our family successfully, and to bond and mingle with our neighbors (and other tribespeople about us), in harmony. And so what am I saying here? How should we live; really, that is the bottom line- and where should we live?? I think that is the real crux of the matter- the where. Europe nowadays is failing in a huge way, as they let in more, and more, and more migrants from what really are hostile tribes into their civilized, homogenous countries. Western Europeans have lost religion largely, and so have no unifying principles anymore- nothing, at least, that they would die for. Sweden, Britain, France and other western socialized democracies have no other rallying cry nowadays than to just “be nice”- and that is a recipe for disaster! So, if you are in those countries under current really bad leadership, overall, I would say to protest vigorously! In fact, with socialist liberal Trudeau in power in Canada, I’m afraid you are now in the same boat- protest!! To live an ancestral, paleo type of life requires that you live amongst people in a tribe that are similar to you in values, lifestyle, and above all in IQ!! I’m sure I lost half of my listeners there, but I stand by it- we are meant to live amongst those like us; anything else is madness and delusion. So, if you don’t already, plan to move to a homogenous tribal community, where your neighbors are of your own race, especially if you have children. They will need schooling, and that should be amongst others of their own kind, and intelligence- this is crucial, not only for them and you, but for Western Civilization. If you are Asian, or black, I also recommend that you live in the most western, civilized area you can find! REALLY! If you are intelligent enough to recognize it, your best bet is to live in an area where most people have a high IQ. Even if you are not as smart, you benefit by being in the proximity of those who produce, and just plain create a
8 minutes | May 23, 2018
Blood Pressure BS
Blood pressure, most importantly the notion of high blood pressure, is a long-running pool of misinformation and bad treatment. The measurement of taking the blood pressure originated in 1905, and has not changed since then! It was actually discovered in the 1880’s, but the final measuring system was finalized in 1905- Hardly cutting edge science and medicine! But the medical system has stuck with it all this time, and only tries to mask the symptoms of the high blood pressure with drugs, never trying to cure the underlying cause or causes. The thought is that the high blood pressure is what is doing damage to arteries and the heart, when it is actually when there are abnormalities within the heart, arteries or kidneys that the body compensates- by increasing the blood pressure to better serve the circulatory system! High or Low blood pressure is not in and of itself inherently bad or good: it is just a snapshot in time of how your blood pressure is at that moment of the day. If you lift heavy weights, or run, of course your blood pressure goes up- a LOT! This is just the body doing what it does to keep you flexible and alive as you go about on this planet. Completely natural. If you take drugs to artificially lower your blood pressure, you are doing absolutely nothing to correct the underlying cause of your high blood pressure (If indeed you even have it), you are merely making the blood pressure stay low. So low, that it cannot help compensate for any problem in your circulatory system that makes a higher pressure healthy and necessary for you. It’s as if a fireman is spraying water at a high rate at a fire in your body to keep it down. Enter modern medicine- and a blood pressure drug will throttle back the fire hose (your blood pressure), and your body cannot do what it needs to. It’s a case of blaming the fireman for the fire he is trying to put out and control! You need to let the blood pressure do its therapeutic thing, and try to heal your body from the inside out by eating a wonderful, nutrient dense diet of vegetable smoothies, while eliminating sugars and grains. By exercising and getting good sleep, meditating and getting out into nature! By cultivating your tribe of friends and family. And by stretching your body methodically each day, invigorating your spine and nervous system! Did you know that to accurately even take a blood pressure reading, you are supposed to sit quietly for at least 10 minutes in a darkened room first? And that this should be repeated several times throughout the day to gain an accurate reading, which should be an average of all of those very relaxed, very quiet moments?? Is that how your blood pressure is taken? That’s right- NO. You come in, sit down (often after having driven over in a rush, and maybe even jogged into the clinic so as not to be late. (I know I did that once, when I was giving blood).
15 minutes | May 5, 2018
Make Every Day Perfect!
Now I know- all you hear about lately is Keto this and Keto that; not nearly as much paleo as was the case a few years ago! That’s typical- people are rather faddish, all following the latest trend, and abandoning something else- even if it was working wonderfully for them! But, far more commonly, they jump on the next bandwagon, before ever really committing to, and following the last one they were planning to adopt! But, just to be on the record, for most folks The Paleo Diet, (often with slight adaptations like adding in pastured dairy, some legumes and potatoes) is the way to go. I believe the ketogenic diet has huge potential for some folks- primarily those who already have autoimmune disease, and/or are otherwise severely damaged, health wise. For them, keto living can be very therapeutic. But, for the rest of us, an ongoing commitment to a paleo lifestyle, eschewing bread and grains, severely limiting sugar, and keeping the carbs on the low end overall is the way to go. It is the way to achieve a great, healthy life! And that is what I’d like to talk about today- making each and every day in your life a Perfectly Paleo Day! No day can be absolutely perfect, but if you plan, and have a template that you use regularly to outline your days, well most days turn out pretty darn good! The first thing to do is to make sure to get to bed early the night before! It seems too obvious to say, but most folks nowadays do not get to bed early- ever! It is just too tempting to stay up, watch tv, go on the computer and otherwise have your eyes blasted with blue light, throwing off your circadian rhythms until after awhile, your body doesn’t know day from night, and sleep eludes you! This is bad, and probably worse than you think: Sleep is not only important to your health, it is crucial! Sleep is also majorly determinant in how you feel. If you do not get adequate sleep, and by that I mean at LEAST 8 hours per night, each and every night, you are not going to feel good, vibrant and healthy! And believe me: that is how we are designed to feel. We are supposed to feel great the vast majority of our lives, and it is tragic that so many almost never do. So, be sure to take care of the sleep quotient first, in your quest for wonderful, happy daily living. Make sure you have things that you enjoy doing- hobbies or interests that you find interesting and compelling. It really doesn’t matter what they are, as long as they are not harmful to you. Exercise is one, but actually is not a hobby per se- exercise is a necessity, just like sleeping. Just make sure that it is natural, as outlined in my ebook Perfectly Paleo Exercise, and also on my blog at www.paleojay.com. It shouldn’t really be a chore- it s
8 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
Black Nights Matter!
This is the true iteration of this endless plea, and is one that actually makes sense! Black Lives Matter means very little indeed. But Black Nights Matter- well, this is important stuff. If you are sleeping in a room with windows that let light into your bedroom, you probably have no idea that this is one of the most pernicious things that you can do to your health. For hundreds of millions of years, our ancestors have had light only within the window provided by nature- from dawn til dusk! But now, mostly within the past few decades, and increasingly since we started staring at screens, computer, phone, and tablet- all emitting tons of blue light- with is the light that is supposed to jar us awake in the morning- we are subjected to this stimulus not only in what is supposed to be waking hours- but late into the night as well! Many people have taken this still further, setting their TV’s on timers, so they fall asleep to the blue light emitter that is tv, as their body is attempting to fall asleep. Talk about upsetting the circadian rhythms!! Just imagine how upsetting, how confusing this is to our inner ‘clock’, something that has been inviolate since before the time of Christ. Our health, overall, can only suffer in a huge way. Some of the most serious potential problems associated with chronic sleep deprivation are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke. ... Chronic sleep deprivation can even affect your appearance. Over time, it can lead to premature wrinkling and dark circles under the eyes. If sleep deprivation goes on long enough, for perhaps a couple of weeks: the result is death. After only 48 hours your body goes into ‘micro-sleeps’, where it sleeps despite your best efforts, even while you try to remain awake. (You’re not, really, for stretches where you might appear to be). The bottom line is this: if you are staying up late at night, watching TV or your computer or phone, you probably are feeling virtuous- “Hey- I’m getting all of this work done!” You’re not. You are screwing yourself out of health, just as much as if you skipped exercise or eating well! More, actually! Sleep is crucial to health and wellness- not to mention fitness. You need a regular schedule of good nights of sleep, as much as scheduled exercise, or good daily nutrition! I hope you realize at this point that the whole point of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is a political stunt- nothing to pay any attention to at all, if you are a thinking, rational person- it is pure propaganda of the basest source. It just made a good headline! And probably, if those fake ‘leaders’ who so espoused this ‘movement’ would get enough good sleep, they would realize how nonsensical their points really were. But my own point is nonetheless perfectly valid and important: Get good sleep!
7 minutes | Apr 5, 2018
Keto is NOT the Ultimate Goal
I am getting a little confused by the paleo community all seemingly running like lemmings into the land of Ketosis! As if, all of a sudden, the goal of ancestral living is to just get to ketosis, stay in ketosis, and glory in ketosis… Getting into a ketogenic state is important- it is one tool in our paleo health toolbox. I don’t deny this. But to go on and on and on about KETO, and never mention the other essential parts of healthy ancestral living, well, it’s like cutting off your nose to spite your face. It’s like when, early on, all that was talked about seemed to be crossfit. Just like the Keto craze, this made Crossfit the centerpiece of paleo exercise (it never was for me), and the extremes people started to take it became dangerous. It just became a form of organized overtraining, and a sure way to get injured, and burn out ultimately. Ketosis is a therapeutic tool, primarily, and should be used sometimes, but that is all. Some may need to use it more extensively, since they are more damaged than most- but ideally we want to get to a point where we dip in and out of ketosis, not just stay there since it’s ‘better’. It’s not, it’s just one form of fuel we need to be able to use if we want to be healthy and happy. Just as important to my mind as going into ketosis is to consume enough healthy superfoods! Greens, veggies of many sorts, sardines and other wild caught seafood, good pastured fats- it’s actually hard to get enough of many highly nutrient dense foodstuffs when eating in such a manner as to keep us keto. Some carbs are good for our precious gut biome, (remember that)?- and it is a good thing to be able to metabolize things like some beans and tubers on occasion. Also, thinking endlessly of Keto, it is easy to become obsessed with it (just like Crossfit), and to become literally afraid of foods! “Oh no- if I eat that apple it will take me out of ketosis!” That sort of thinking. And this way lies madness. I think it’s time to go back to the old Paleo description, with all of the attendant things that go along with that paradigm. Wild caught seafood, pastured meats, eggs and high fat dairy. Vegetables, some fruits, and nuts in moderation. Checking blood levels for sugar and insulin levels can become crazy obsessive really quickly, and concentrating on fats to the exclusion of most other sorts of good, healthy foods can leave us under nutrified. (I just invented a word!) Besides- it everything goes Keto, I would have to change my moniker from PaleoJay to KetoJay, and I don’t see that happening. Same with CrossfitJay, especially since I kind of hate Crossfit, and what it has become. In fact, every time something becomes a fad- it’s time to step back and reassess. Oh gosh- I have to go now- l just got an alarm on my iphone that it’s time to take my keto esters -gotta go!
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