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6 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
I have a Beef with Pork and Chicken!
Conventional wisdom these days is to eat more vegetables and grains, and above all cut fat, saturated fat being regarded as particularly evil. Butter and any form of animal fat is the devil incarnate- eat vegetable oils instead! The real truth is petty much the opposite. The foundation of your diet should be animal products. And of those, ironically: butter, eggs, beef tallow, and beef are the very best! And again, contrary to modern fake ‘wisdom’: chicken and pork are the worst meat products. They are low in fat generally, true; but the fat in chickens and pigs is generally from what they have eaten, which is usually corn. This corn breaks down into linoleic acid, which is basically a vegetable oil that you get from these meats. Grass-fed pork and pastured chickens are fine but much rarer and far more expensive than beef. And beef, in addition, is far more nutrient dense! So, conventional wisdom is very wrong in general. Think of the old food pyramid in the U.S., which had grains as the base of the pyramid, the bulk of the ideal diet, and then vegetables and things like potatoes and seeds, and then fruits, and then low fat dairy and vegetable oils, and at the top, in the smallest amounts, you would finally find butter, high-fat dairy, and meat, beef being the highest in fat and so the worst… In your diet of today, it should be mostly animal products, primarily beef and beef organs and bone broth, wild-caught seafood is also good, along with eggs, butter or ghee, kefir and yogurt, cheeses (raw is best), cream, and raw milk. After that, you can have fruits (citrus and berries are the best), and vegetables in moderation. Don’t lose sight of the fact that many vegetables are loaded with oxalates and other anti-nutrients that are the plant’s defense chemicals, and are meant to hurt those who consume them. At the top of the pyramid of today, you will find things like grains and sugar. These are the ‘candy options’ that should be kept at a bare minimum! If you do include some bread, real sourdough is your best option (much of the gluten and other anti-nutrients are broken down by the sourdough yeast). And so, there you have it: my Beef with pork and chicken! I don’t mean to never include these meats, but they are a ‘second-best’ option to that of ruminants, which are what we mainly evolved eating. So go ahead: don’t be ‘chicken’ to eat beef!
15 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
How to Retire Properly
I can just hear so many people on this: “HOW to retire?? What a joke- I already know how to do NOTHING! I’ll sleep late, watch TV, and lay around eating whatever I want! Perfect retirement.” Sounds good, but I’m afraid- quite naive and self destructive. Do you really want your retirement to be the same as the life of a welfare person? Someone who has never done a thing productive, and lives an unhealthy life of laziness and squalor? For be assured, a life of ‘doing whatever I want’ and self indulgence is exactly that, and leads to a hell on this earth! For to be plain: a life lived in unthoughtful ease and comfort, (with no discipline involved), will result in hell. Not only for you, yourself, but for all who surround you: in your family, and in your community. We are all created to be responsible, to serve a purpose, a role in society. Focus only on yourself, and you will surely devolve into a total piece of shit, and it will be quick and final. Your own self hatred will be the worst punishment of all, and one you should avoid at all costs! So- How to Retire? These are the iron-clad rules of retirement: If you are in a city, especially a big one- get out! Take your equity, and use it to buy a rural, or small town property. In a Red state is best, but in most states rural areas are all Red. Just go where all your neighbors are self-sufficient, and don’t rely on Big Government for their livelihood. This is KEY. If you are in a suburb of a big city, this is a bit trickier- you may be OK, but you will be in a very pricey area, and your property taxes will be VERY high. This is because people live in this suburb because they need access to the nearby city, and are willing to pay for being close to, but not within that city, for the safety of their families, and especially the safety of their children in the local schools! Big city schools are, by definition, horrible nightmares where no learning takes place at all, and what does is simply indoctrination and lies. Everyone knows this, but it cannot be mentioned. I am mentioning it, and telling you to stay away- unless you are willing to sacrifice and destroy your own children. ESPECIALLY if they are white, or Asian. So, let’s say you are in a rural, small town area, perhaps around a small city that has kept its values largely intact from 60 years ago. Good job! You probably have good libraries, pretty good schools (almost all public schools nowadays are very ‘woke’, and so suspect on multiple levels), but if your kids are grown, you should be OK there. After all, you are retired! Right off the bat, your taxes will be far lower. And hopefully you have an acreage that you can work, with a nice garden to tend, a big lawn to mow with your tractor, and ideally a woodlot, with trails to walk through on a daily basis- your own private park! If you are still in a city or big city suburb when you retire, this is probably the time to relocate. Country living is preferable in every single way to city living, especially as you age… OK- you live on a rural acreage, outside of a small city. Everyone you used to know thinks you are crazy, depriving yourself of all the cultural enrichment and diversity of living amongst people totally unlike yourself, and things like opera and symphonies that you can’t live without- (although you never went before, and never will now. And the fact that they are all available online at any time!). Your small town police department, or sheriff, will be quite dependable, unlike big city, worthless, woke agencies that see you, the white-privileged victim,
10 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
A True Paleo Life is Both Beautiful, and Religious
Modern life is seen to be practical and a cut-to-the-essentials type of living. Science will lead us now- no more superstition! And let’s be practical, above all! No more Victorian frills and nonsense- from now on, we will ‘cut to the chase’ and ‘concentrate on the essentials above all’! Such a viewpoint is very shortsighted, and misses the forest for the trees. Literally. Case in point- Forest bathing, the practice of immersing oneself in nature for as much time as you can muster has been proven to be immensely beneficial. Just by going into a forest, and wandering about (preferably barefoot), rejuvenative effects are huge. This is a national movement in Japan, and has spread worldwide. I suspect, given the industrial, crowded nature of modern Japan, that that is why they discovered how cut off they were from the essentials of nature, and why they felt the urgent need to recapture the benefits of nature itself. In the US, and in Europe, nature used to be known as rejuvenative, and necessary for mental, physical, and spiritual health. I think in places like Switzerland, this is still known and appreciated. But in vast swathes of metropolitan areas, such ideas seem silly and out of date. Why waste time and energy saving inefficient green spaces when it is such a waste of resources, and could be better used as factory or office or parking lot space? Such ideas are stupid, and have led us into a nightmare landscape of high rises and concrete, ghettos and graffiti. In other words, and hell-scape of man’s own making. Not that of God! Nature is God’s work. Beauty and symmetry. The mercilessness of evolution, but also the exactness of its outcome. What works evolves and improves, endlessly- what does not, becomes extinct. The beautiful ultimately eclipses the ugly, and inefficient. This is Nature at work! And Nature is part of God. There has never been a culture, much less a civilization, that has not recognized the overarching importance of religion. Primitive tribes and cultures have debased, horrible ‘religions’ of pain and sacrifice, this is true. The Aztecs of South America spring to mind: they thought the pain of children and their tears, coupled with the tearing of the hearts out of the living breasts of their enemies, was the desire of their gods. They took the debased ideas of their twisted civilization to be the will of God and Nature, when it was really the expression of their own awful desires- they had divorced themselves from Nature and God, and descended into savagery. They had forgotten the true ideals of Nature itself, and attempted to replace it with their own ideas of efficiency, and what they thought ‘really mattered in life’. To them, it was all about control- Controlling Nature, by influencing the gods. (By sacrifice)! To them, religion had devolved into what it has become for modern atheists- a type of State control, in modern times it would be seen as a form of Marxism. Top down, authoritarian control. Efficient and modern, to each as he needs, and from each as to his abilities. Which actually means: to those in charge, everything, and to everyone else, whatever they choose to dole out. Those who produce deserve: nothing extra. The bottom line here is that Nature is beauty incarnate. It is our evolutionary birthright- anything that seeks to take it away from us is pure evil. As is religion. It is an innate part of our being! It is embodied by Nature itself, which has formed our evolution. We are Nature, and Nature is us, and leads us to our religion, which is part of our very selves. We
15 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
Be Your Own Doctor podcast
I know that I have written and spoken about this before. BUT, it’s been awhile, and it needs repeating since it is usually ignored: MOST of what you get from the standard medical clinics and doctors is untrue. MOST! The information they give you is self-serving, and mostly misleading. For instance, I was having a conversation today about kidney stones. ‘What causes them,’ I was asked. ‘Oxalates from things like kale, spinach, and beet greens” I answered, since I KNOW. Especially when concentrated in things such as green smoothies. So then, I decided to look it up, as if I was someone who did not know. Someone with confidence in the standard medical paradigm of clinic and MD. I read that animal protein and salt create kidney stones. (WRONG) Vitamin C causes kidney stones. (WRONG) Then, I saw online that “global warming causes kidney stones”. Climate Change and the Kidney Do I even need to say that this is wrong, and stupid, and actually retarded?? This is the politically correct nonsense that our standard medical practice has devolved to. Here is what you need to know about kidney stones: They are made up of oxalates, which are a plants defense mechanism against being consumed by mammals. Chemical warfare, really: ‘eat me, human, and suffer pain!’ Conclusion? Don’t eat lots of dark green vegetables; they don’t want to be eaten, and are fighting back! Occasional spinach or kale, your body can probably defend against adequately. Green smoothies of such, especially beet greens ( in my case) and you will get kidney stones. And it has nothing to do with animal protein (which is benign), or global warming (which is a political scam) at all. It’s simple biology. As is all of medical science. REAL medical science! Most of clinical medicine today is 1970’s science, pure and simple. Outdated ideas, reiterated over and over for many decades. Wrong then, wrong now. But gospel regardless- because there is a huge financial incentive to keep the charade up and running. ‘Cholesterol is very important to track and medicate’. (An outdated lie) ‘Blood pressure, whatever the age, should be 120 over 80 or else heavy medication is necessary to prevent death’. (Another extreme lie to sell blood pressure medications, that don’t extend life for one single day). ‘Kidney stones are caused by global warming’. (Do I even need to comment again??) This is what has become of Western medicine. They are still good at civil war type of triage medicine, which is keeping you alive after a gunshot or an automobile accident with major trauma. (This is what modern medicine evolved from during the civil war, and which they are still very good at). But as for keeping you well, and disease free? They are now just profit-based witch doctors, overall. You need to be your own doctor! You really do. Most modern doctors will sabotage your health, because profit is the reason for being of their clinic, not health or anything that you desire! This is the sad truth, and it is a real TRUTH! It’s all about the money. This is what has happened to our country while we were not paying attention. Covid was all about money. (Not the real disease- it was political, and manipulated via media to manipulate all of US.) And so are most standard diseases as well!
15 minutes | May 16, 2022
Save time by working out Twice per day podcast!
I know, working out twice per day sure doesn’t sound like a way to save time…But bear with me. This scheme has been working wonderfully well for me for months now. Months ago, I started incorporating Ben Patrick’s ‘Knees Over Toes’ exercises into my routine. If you haven’t started doing his revolutionary exercises of strengthening throughout the entire range of motion to restore and enhance function, it’s time to start! I have worked out religiously since about age 20 for my entire life. I have no back or joint issues, despite working out heavily and having turned 70 recently. Then, I watched some of Ben’s amazing videos on YouTube, about how he almost destroyed his body playing basketball in his youth. He could barely hobble around, and after various surgeries he was told he would never play basketball competitively again- not good news for someone in his early 20’s! But Ben persisted, and with the guidance of mentor Charles Polaquin the strength coach, rebuilt himself from the ground up. It is inspiring, to say the least to watch what he can do in terms of jumping and flexibility after having rebuilt himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a6nfG69c9g I have already made significant progress in lower body flexibility and functional strength. For me, as I suspect it is for most, it’s not about increasing jumping ability and sprint speeds so much, as it is about dramatically strengthening my knees, ankles and other joints, along with greatly enhanced flexibility. And in this I am being very successful. Using tibialis raises, which I actually discovered long ago, I cured my plantar fascitis completely. I have always stretched, but now, by stretching under load I am greatly strengthening my weak points- I work my hamstrings with ‘reverse squats’, attaching dumbbells to my feet and lifting upwards for high reps, one leg at a time. Sled drags, done backwards, are his preeminent overall lower body exercise, as they work the feet and toes, along with the entire lower body and joints, very protectively. If you do nothing else of his, do backwards walking! Sled or not, this is the number one way to avoid knee surgery. Lately, the idea of walking backwards against the resistance of a band was recommended- this works amazingly well! Just loop a long resistance band around your power rack support, or a post or other strong point of resistance. Step inside it, and walk backwards with it about your hips, feeling each step and its resistance. Walk forward, and repeat for a few minutes- you are done! Make it your daily workout warmup, and your joints and the many tendons of your lower body will thank you for your entire life. I slowly worked the ATG (ass to grass) split squat- for now with only body weight, but gradually adding resistance. This is a very protective and productive movement; one which I needed to progress with assistance within a power rack to fully achieve at first, even though I had squatted my whole life! This ability is probably the single most protective and powerful thing you can do to transform your entire lower body! Jefferson curls, done from a platform and slowly lowering a weighted bar as low as you can below your toes, coupled with nordic curls; where you curl your upper body up backwards with your legs held down, work your hamstrings and lower back better than anything. I suggest you watch the ‘Knees over toes guy’ videos repeatedly- subscribe on YouTube, as he is always refining what he does. Ben Patrick is an excellent coach. In fact, you can hire him to coach you for a monthly fee.
12 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Drop Acid with Me!
Drop Acid is the clever title of a new book by David Perlmutter, neurologist. This is a ground-breaking book, with new knowledge of the importance of uric acid in your life. And believe me: even if you’ve never heard of uric acid, or more commonly only see its importance in the relationship it has to gout- after reading this science heavy book, you will realize that uric acid is of utmost importance in relation to your overall health! If you keep track of your uric acid levels, which is a waste product of your own body, and also a breakdown of purines in various foods, such as liver, and especially beer. Uric acid does cause the painful disease of gout, and until recently that is the only causative damaging effect it was thought to have. If you ask your doctor your uric acid level, and do not have gout, he will ask you why you want to know. That is the only pertinent fact he knows about uric acid. Unfortunately, uric acid predicts overall mortality hugely! If your uric acid level is above a certain level, it can predict that you will get high blood pressure, heart disease, and alzheimer’s and dementia. Metabolic syndrome is directly caused by high uric acid, and this leads to most of the modern diseases such as obesity, and eventually diabetes. Uric acid is a crucial measurement; an insidious poison if you will. Liver is, of course, a crucial source of important nutrients! But, in excess it can be problematic, and it breaks down into uric acid. I would say to keep liver to once a week or so, and it should be no problem, and actually a plus. Beer is a different story, a story that here I will tell: I have always been a beer drinker, as it is something that I really enjoy, and felt was largely harmless in moderation. My blood pressure has always been somewhat high, which also never concerned me much; my father had high blood pressure, and lived to 97 without problem. I thought that it was a largely bogus measurement introduced by the medical conglomerates to sell blood pressure pills. For instance, did you know that although blood pressure medications do lower blood pressure artificially- they do not extend longevity at all?? And so, what is the point of them? Perlmutter is a convincing writer and speaker who I have followed for years. I decided to follow his prescriptions. I stopped drinking beer at all! The rest of his prescriptions I have followed for decades: ensuring good sleep, exercise daily, spend time in nature, a good paleo sort of diet with good fats (no vegetable oils) and low carbs and very low sugar… And each week, I would check my blood pressure. It just dropped steadily, week by week. The only real change I made was to substitute wine for beer. Nothing else. It continues to drop. I had a few beers for my 70th birthday celebration, and decidedd to stop checking for a few days. (I’m sure it went up a bit). I will let you know my end result. But, I will say this: drinking wine (I use the boxed wines that are readily available and cheap)- I just feel better, overall! It’s as if I can literally feel I am in a more relaxed state, as my overall blood pressure lowers itself. Oh, I also drink hard apple cider, which is made with wine yeast, and is in actuality more of a fruit wine than a beer. Other things that help to drop uric acid are to drink tart cherry juice (I use it as one of the bases of my daily smoothie now, along with kefir, cruciferous veggies, berries and citrus. Vitamin C, Quercitin, Luteolin, and Magnesium are also said to be helpful in cutting the uric acid. I will keep checking my blood pressure, and will keep you apprised as to my
16 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
The Paleo diet is Dead- Long Live the Paleo diet!
Ok- the paleo diet was ground breaking in every way! It was actually started by a man named Walter Voegtlin, who was a gastroenterologist. He called it the ‘Stone Age Diet’, a diet that eliminated most all foods that came after the agricultural revolution approximately 10,000 years ago. After him, Loren Cordain is the one who revived it around 2005. This is when I discovered it, and even wrote to Cordain about a health problem of my wife, and he graciously responded. We adopted his diet, and her health problem resolved completely, and quickly! That is when PaleoJay was born… Other Paleo gurus emerged, all of which had a lot to offer in different ways. As in most other things, the approach evolved as more was discovered. Trial and error, along with lots of research, caused the theory to evolve. The one thing that remained constant was the ever-present knowledge, revealed by archeological records, that health and overall wellness had been far better for ancient humans when they consumed an evolutionarily correct diet: only sourdough and otherwise processed grains allowed, if consumed at all, in minimal amounts. The same with sweeteners like sugar, which were largely unknown to our ancestors. My health, and that of my family, improved dramatically from around 2005 to today. My body fat dropped quickly, which revealed my long-exercising body that was buried beneath it. My migraine headaches went away quickly and completely, and I largely stopped cardio or ‘aerobic’ types of training for long periods, going only for sprints or ‘heavy hands’ walking while swinging dumbbells energetically. I worked way more on flexibility, and began running and walking barefoot- voila- my feet problems also disappeared! Robb Wolf, Loren Cordain’s student, emerged as a guru, and led lots of folks on the evolving path of paleo. Chris Kresser was a voice of reason throughout, as were Beverly Meyer and Mark Sisson. I took ideas from each one, tested them in my own life, and either kept or discarded them as I learned and experienced more. Jimmy Moore was a voice of cheerful reason, and his many, many guests kept me informed and enlightened over the years, primarily about proper nutrition. But my ideas about exercise also continually kept evolving, with the lifting of really heavy weights being revealed as problematic, and unnecessary, just as had aerobics and cardio earlier on. The importance of sleep kept rearing its head, as did ancillary practices like forest bathing and the importance of sunlight and then true darkness to maintain our circadian rhythm. A couple of years ago or so, the term Paleo itself kind of disappeared! Now, magazines at the supermarket checkout and the new bestseller books were all about KETO. It was very similar to paleo, but instead of being about a totality of lifestyle being reached through diet and other practices- now it was just consume lots and lots of fat! This, coupled with zero carbs, resulted in fast fat loss; and it appears that, overall: this is basically all the majority of people care about. Keto is, therefore, very one dimensional; focussing on fat loss almost entirely. It is really more, to me, of a therapeutic, short term view of how to live. If you force your body to live off of ketones, of basically FAT, you become, as Mark Sisson puts it: a fat burner. So, your body is running off of the cleanest fuel it can. This way, it can avoid seizures in epileptics, for instance, which has been known about for a very long time. CARNIVORE is the latest form of evolutionary nutritional diets. Shawn Baker, Paul Saladino, and a host of others now to
14 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Retiring? Here’s Your REAL Job!
So you are anticipating retirement? Great- I did too for a long time, and I have good news for you: it can be wonderful! Fulfilling, satisfying, and a long sight better than working a 9-5 job endlessly. I have been retired now for 6 years, and am 69 years old and happier (and healthier) than I have ever been. But then, I also know a number of people who are very UNhappy in retirement, sadly. They are like rudderless ships; with all day and all night at their disposal to do with as they will- they just drift. The default is always television, and unfortunately before they retired, they set the stage for their retirement life by coming home at night and - watching TV! This has been exacerbated by the Covid lockdown, which has been a total disaster from the start, and basically accomplished nothing positive, in my opinion. People have become addicted to streaming services, particularly leftist politically correct shows like those of Netflix. Again, nothing positive accomplished… What you need to do, wherever you are in your working life, is to start planning your total life, from start to finish. Nothing dramatic, just determine those activities that you would like to continue forever, not just now while you are working, but also afterwards, when you are not chained to a job for survival itself! One thing that is the same for everyone is that your main goal, lifelong, but especially starting on the day that you retire it health and fitness! So, whether you are 20 now or 60- research, equip yourself for, and begin working on a fitness regimen, both of exercise and nutrition! In my case, this meant adopting the paleo diet years ago, and setting up a complete basement gym complete with gymnastic rings, barbells and dumbbells, and loads of plates. Enough for a lifetime! A power rack is a wonderful investment, and will last you forever. You can pick and choose what works best for you over time- the bottom line is that you should work out at home. A yoga mat in your living room and perfect pushup devices along with an ab wheel can work wonders- especially since, as long as you are working out, watching TV is a wonderful distraction to do only in tandem with active workouts! And if you’ve been with me for any length of time (I’ve been doing my blog and podcast for well over 11 years now), you will know of all of my recommendations of how and where to work out (at home along with in the woods and on your grass in the yard or park), using heavy hands types of dumbbells and ski poles. And gymnastic rings are probably the best kept secret of fitness there is, whether hung from the rafters in your basement like me, or strung up outside from a tree or other type of structure, like a basketball hoop support. They are like a gym you can carry in your hands. So, let’s say you have a regular workout schedule set up, on a daily or almost daily basis. Good for you- you are half way to a happy and healthy retirement! Stay healthy and fit, and you avoid the #1 cause of bad retirements: constant medical visits and treatments. You can take that time and go out to lunch with your spouse: trust me, after a working life of rushed lunches and dinners, the simple pleasure of going out for lunch after a satisfying workout, and then running a few errands is heavenly! And be sure to pick up something at the grocery for your supper later, which you will have ample time to prepare and enjoy… But again, since you should NOT watch television in the evenings, you need to have things scheduled for those hours, and other times in the afternoon and morning when you are unoccupied. The computer is great, as long as you mostly avoid social media and other nonsen
16 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Find your Own Homeland
When I suggest that you find your own homeland, I mean that you should not live in the same area in which you were born and grew up- unless that area is a rural, or small town conservative kind of place. Also, if you live in a solid blue, authoritarian state like Illinois, California, or New York, you should leave! We are in strange times, and the very constitution of the United States is under attack by the new Jacobins. By this I mean the current ‘Democrats’, who no longer have any similarity to the former party of that name, and are now simply Jacobins, or in more modern parlance: Marxists. If you know of, or remember the French Revolution, you probably know that, although it started because of an extreme inequality between the middle class and the ruling elite, it ended up in an extreme overreaction, and a slaughter of many, many people by the guillotine. Also, the Jacobins, as these revolutionaries were called, decided to completely revamp French society itself, and were in every way like the modern cancel culture democrats are today! They began by killing all of the royal rulers, innocent or guilty, and then they turned on one another. They decided to rename the names of the months, change history, and even questioned established knowledge (like math) that had been the bedrock of Western civilization. They divided people into different groups, endlessly, and turned on one another, always with the specter of the guillotine lurking in the background. Sound familiar? If not, it should: the Democrats of today are, as I said, the new Jacobins, or French Revolutionaries! They would up destroying everything worthwhile in their own homeland, accusing one another endlessly for everything wrong in their own lives, and killing anyone who contested their truth. Their supreme leader, Robespierre, was extremely bloodthirsty, and ordered the execution of many. He wanted the disarmament of the public, and wanted only those of the “new fraternity” to have arms. When the murderous regime was ended with his execution, at last the killing stopped. To get a good feeling of the times of this leftish revolution, I recommend the Dickens book ‘Tale of Two Cities’. But let’s get back to today: today’s Jacobins are busy dividing us into different races and classes, and not only banning books (like ‘Huckleberry Finn’), but introducing noxious, destructive policies like ‘defund the police’ and supporting district attorneys that let criminals out with a signature bond the same day they are arrested! Absolute madness, and only designed to destroy our conservative, well-working, democratic republic from within. And so, let’s get back to my main premise- get out of such Jacobin/liberal/Democrat cities and states! If you are a paleo, tribal sort of person, you need to get into areas that will leave you alone. Places that will let you raise your family without awful interference from these authoritarian know-it-alls that actually know less than a baby. Low IQ leaders are anathema to society, and civilization itself! Just look at current South Africa, where there are daily riots over bread, where before it was a well-run modern outpost of Western civilization. Now, just as in ALL of our major American, blue, leftist cities: they are all virtual HELLS! Rampant crime and killings, no lasting arrests, and everything just gets worse and worse. It is undeniable. So, do it. Move your family, and urge your friends as I am doing right now, to get the hell out! I think things will ultimately turn around, just as they did in France long ago, but only after a lot of chaos, nonsense, and violence- all for nothing. As is always the case with the Left, destru
14 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
1970’s Science in the Doctor’s Office
If you are one of those people who run to the clinic to see a doctor for any little ailment, or just to get endless check ups to make sure you are all right; well, you are doing it all wrong my friend! No offense, but medical interventions are usually the cause of more harm than good. Iatrogenesis is the term that defines this: it means death by doctor. This means that the treatment or examination you undergo causes harm. Hippocrates, the founder of Western medicine from 2500 years ago in Greece, had as his fundamental tenet to early healers to first, do no harm! In modern times, this prime directive has been discarded… Death by doctor is now the third leading cause of death! Now, does this make you want to visit your doctor more often? I certainly hope not: I would advise you to live as people used to live until around the 1970’s in the US at least. Back in the 50’s and 60’s, when I grew up, we only went to the doctor if we were gravely injured or on our deathbed from a real sickness. Doctors could do things like set broken bones, or remove a ruptured appendix, or take a bullet out of your body. They were like human bodywork mechanics, similar to their car repair similar types of workers. Nothing fancy, they just tried to get the job done. Now though? Doctors and hospitals, which throughout time were places to avoid as much as possible, are now depicted as places to go to become and remain healthy. We are all urged endlessly to go in, get examined (even if we feel great), and to search for ways to be ‘improved’ by medical interventions: drugs and surgeries; endless drugs and surgeries! It is never mentioned that drugs, and surgeries- all have side effects. Endless side effects, that are often far worse than the imagined ‘conditions’ we are told we have! It has reached the point where, if you go in to get ‘checked out’, based upon only your age, say: they will prescribe all kinds of drugs to you! (With all kinds of side effects that treat your supposed ‘conditions’ that the doctor has found within you. You have to ask yourself this- do humans need drugs and surgeries to survive? If this were true, we would have died out long ago- our grandparents never had this stuff done to them, and they lived long and happy lives, generally. Childbirth was very dangerous in the old days, for both mother and child, and that has been largely solved. Mainly by early discoveries of sanitation like washing hands between autopsies and deliveries, things like that… But overall, our health since the 1970’s or so has steadily worsened. The medical recommendations of low fat, high carb and sugar along with limited red meat has resulted in epidemics of heart disease and cancer, along with a skyrocketing of diabetes! This is largely because we now have a health care system that is government regulated, and financed as well via employer insurance along with Medicare and Medicaid. Because we the public perceive that now we no longer have to pay for it- why, we will go to the doctor all the time! It’s free, after all. So, the health care costs go up and up and up, far beyond what a normal person could really pay- but we don’t care. It’s “free”! We agree to any shot or procedure, and surgery or bodily mutilation and especially to free drugs. Drugs that mess with our minds and bodies beyond what anyone could have ever imagined just a few decades ago… All of this has even become political- the Leftist Democrat party of Big Government running everything has destroyed our collective health in a huge way, and now recommend massive injecti
16 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Bulletproof Your Body and Mind
I am 69 years old. I mention this because it explains where I am at, and I want to discuss how priorities change over the years. Not completely, but what is most important to you at age 20 or so is not the same as what you value most at age 40, 50, 60, or even (gulp) 70! Some things do stay the same, at least if you have chosen your priorities wisely. Health and fitness were always important to me, although organized sports never were. I was into cross country and track in high school, and music was also important. I was a skinny kid, and so weight lifting, and then body building became important in my college days. Good nutrition became paramount then, since you can’t build up from bad food. I loved how good I felt! I was never motivated by money, for good or ill. I don’t say it’s good or bad, but for me money just wasn’t ‘it’. Not my raison detre, or reason for being. I loved reading and literature, philosophy, music and only desired to earn money by honest physical labor. Most of my peers back in the 1970’s were into business, and earning as much as possible, and how was far more important than why! Fast forward to now; I hope you’re not bored. I’m going to make a point, rest assured pilgrim… I still train pretty much daily. But now, my goal is not so much to be bigger and stronger (through the 50’s that was kind of a constant), but to be healthy. VERY healthy- bulletproof really! Not just me, but my tribe and family- healthy and fit, mentally and physically- thriving in every way. Spiritually, mentally, physically: (just like in the Wizard of Oz), when the munchkins are determining whether or not the witch is truly dead! At 69, I want myself, and all about me, to be immune. Safe from all disease, all frailties of aging, and above all free from captivity to the medical clinic paradigm of disease treatment! I want to remain free of disease, aches and pains, and mainly free from the medications, operations, and many other plagues of modern medicine! And I am increasingly convinced that medical treatments themselves are some of the most horrific aspects of modern life and aging! My mother’s brother, Uncle Bob, just celebrated his 99th birthday last week. He celebrated by playing in his band, and dancing with his daughter and grand daughters. He only went to the doctor once in his life, when he enlisted in the army during WW2. No vaccines ever, and he can do anything that I can do today- he posed for his latest family photo (he has 12 children), sitting cross-legged in front of them all! This is my role model. (My mom is 95, and independent at home), while Aunt Janie is 98 in a few weeks, and takes no prescription drugs at all. I believe Uncle Bob should be the role model for us all. So Uncle Bob and his siblings are winners in life. Bulletproof! And that is where I am heading as well, and I hope you too will follow along. My workouts now are brief, yet intense. I workout in the early mornings in front of the TV (as I often say), and that keeps me completely faithful. Who would miss a workout when that is the only time I allow myself to watch movies and news? At least one half of my morning workout is stretching, since as you age that becomes ever more important. But it also includes sit ups, virtual resistance flexing, rebounding, self-resisted exercises and isometrics, and pushups. I have a rural property, (by design), and my mornings are usually taken up with yard work, snow plowing, mowing, gardening, cutting wood, and all the other satisfying yet demanding physical work of country liv
16 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Knees Over Toes Guy Inspires Workout Add-Ons
Ben Patrick, the Knees Over Toes Guy http://kneesovertoesguy.com is a force to be reckoned with! I have found, lo over these many years of seeking and discovering fitness and health, that certain pivotal figures tend to pop up as you go. Frank Zane, body builder of the 60’s and 70’s along with Arnold Swarzzenegger inspired me early on. Loren Cordain of early paleo, then Robb Wolf helped to guide me after that, along with others, into a focus on true health and nutrition. Chris Kresser is always a guiding light of health, and Mark Sisson has some points of light he has pointed out over the years. And John Peterson was a revelation in terms of exercise, although he is now retired from the scene somewhere… But young Ben Patrick comes along, and appears to have done everything wrong in his youth, trying to play basketball only to ruin his knees and athletic aspirations young, by following conventional medical advice advocating always keeping your knees over your toes when exercising! This, as has been said for decades upon decades, is the only way to protect your knees, shins, hips, and feet from damage. Au contraire mon frère! Sounds like Bart Simpson, doesn’t it? As young Ben followed this prescription, he progressively destroyed his knees, and got surgery after surgery for his pains. Finally, since he is the type of young guy who does not give up, he started experimenting on his own body, consciously and deliberately figuring out on his own (with the help of strength coach Charles Polinquin who I remember reading back in the day) how to strengthen all the muscles around the knee, and down through the hips to the feet! It worked! Following his own methods, Ben added over 2 feet to his vertical jump (his passion is basketball), but more importantly totally bulletproofed his knees, hips, shins and feet to absorb all the shocks of athletics and the stress of aging as well. He rebuilt his 66 year old mother’s legs as well, and he documents her on videos too! And the best part of all is that, watching him on youtube, he reveals all of his exercises and progressions online, showing how you too can duplicate his results. Given all of his information, I have been inspired to add in his exercises within my own daily workouts. I have no knee pain, or indeed any pains at all, but I want to make sure that I never do- besides which, his exercises cover areas of the body in ways that are sure to avoid injury as opposed to big compound exercises like squats and deadlifts that, while strengthening overall, do not specialize safely on some muscle groups that are crucial. You can go to failure on things like weighted leg raises (he uses a monkey foot device that holds a dumbbell to your foot) and curls, and won’t be injured as you would doing exercise to failure on squats or deadlifts. Completely safe! Also, his split squat progressions and his very crucial tibialis exercise can totally protect, strengthen, and bullet proof you from foot to hip. And so, I have revamped my weekly workouts to include them all, in one form or another. In my early morning, I make coffee (pour over in a simple Miata coffee maker), and then go barefoot in shorts into my living room. I stretch, and do virtual resistance exercises, manually resisted ones, and isometrics. I spend about an hour, as I watch a movie or news on television, and wind up pleasantly exhausted and all stretched out! I often finish then with high volume pushups and straight legged situps. I have thus stimulated my entire body from feet to neck. But, usually 3 times per week, sometimes only 2, I go down to my basement dungeon and do gymnastic
14 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Sports are not Exercise!
I kind of hate to rain on anyone’s parade, particularly those who believe in the benefits of exercise! But the thing it this: exercise is something that improves one’s body, something that makes you better physically. Makes you stronger, more flexible, and/or more enduring. That is the whole point of it! But we have been misled about this most important point- nowadays, any slightly demanding activity is put down as exercise. Slowly jogging, or walking. (Not exercise, not really- too undemanding and short of stimulating a physical improvement of any sort.) And of course, things like: Tennis Bowling Football Soccer Dancing Swimming Bicycling Olympic weight lifting Darts…. I hope you get it by now. Sports are recreation, not exercise per se. Although some activities (I.e. Sports) are physically demanding, some more than others, they do not qualify as true exercise. Exercise is a means of attaining greater physical health and ability. Lifting weights, or using body weight resistance to improve muscular strength and function, and doing it in a manner that improves heart and lung cardio function at the same time- this is true exercise! Playing any sport at all- this is recreation. The point is to have fun, not to improve your health and fitness. Doing real exercise (Perfectly Paleo Exercise), will make you stronger and more flexible and enduring, and this will definitely help your sports performance! But merely to play in your sport, while it will make you better in the skills necessary to that sport- it will probably not make you stronger, or more flexible, or more cardio vascularly fit. It will probably only make you prone to injuries… Pro football players, for instance: they train in the weight room, primarily, in the off-season to “get in shape” for the playing season. Then, as they ‘play’, they get injured, or not, but they get less fit as the season wears on, they become de-condishened while they are playing their little hearts out. Less fit, as they do their sport! Again: sports are not exercise. Exercise is exercise, and it is for one purpose only: to improve bodily function and performance. It is not meant to be fun! Exercise is a task, to achieve an end; to make you stronger, faster, and more flexible and resilient. Like brushing your teeth is meant to improve your dental hygiene. Not fun, but very useful! Long distance running will not make you ‘healthy’ or fit. It will wear you out, destroy your joints, and make you markedly less healthy and fit. Playing tennis will not make you more healthy, strong and fit- it will injure you eventually, and while it may be fun, it is not about health and fitness, not at all! The same is true of any other sport. The sport itself, whether water polo, ballroom dancing, power lifting, synchronized swimming, or handball… They might be fun, and demanding- but they do not qualify as true exercise, meaning something that makes you more fit. They are just too pleasant, and too easy. True exercise is hard, uncomfortable, safe, and brief! In contrast, most sports are relatively easy (hence enjoyable), comfortable, often unsafe, and long in duration. This makes sense: sports are for fun. True exercise is work. Work for improvement! Totally different goals… To improve your body- have a schedule exercises to accomplish. Concentrate on them, and do them to near failure- they should be
12 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Make Your LIFE Your Vacation podcast
So very many people (most probably) look at their periodic vacations as being the most valued part of their life. The ONE thing that they focus on, and that is the most valuable part of their lives! They travel overseas, they go to white sand beaches and stay in fancy hotels and dine in amazing restaurants. They may even do a little ‘Zumba’ or other hotel-sanctioned quasi-fitness activities to give the illusion of becoming healthy… Here is what I believe we should do instead: Strive to build a life that is sustainable, and something that you can do happily for the rest of your life. “Simplify, simplify…” as Henry Thoreau said. True contentment and happiness does not mean transitory situations that will impress your vapid friends on Facebook and cost lots of money and time. Really think it through, and figure out what will really make you content and happy, without being concerned about the opinions of others. Long term, if we are looking back at our lives, what would pretty much ALL of us want to see as accomplishments? A satisfying work life, that includes winding up with a happy spouse and children, and resulting in similar grandchildren. And hopefully, all would be living nearby, in an area that we all loved, and felt a part of. A kind of an ethnic homeland, in which we all were valued and were a vital part of. A modest, yet comfortable home, with surrounding acreage and woodlands, to both sustain and nourish us in work and in play. A small community, of which we are a vital part, and which we contribute to both in local government and the schools. A community that relies on local government, not state or federal to sustain it- one in which the ordinary citizen is in control! We would all want to have interests; hobbies if you will, that are consuming passions. Writing, music, art, woodworking or gardening- it really doesn’t matter, just so long as you find it absorbing and interesting! I think most people, after working for long years, have discarded their true interests and just gone with what is practical for making money… This is why they focus on the Vacation Illusion! It’s kind of as if you are wandering through an oppressive desert, and you are constantly scanning the horizon for something better- anything really- And then, a mirage appears: a vision of the Wonderful Vacation; something that is almost too good to be true: you in a paradise of travel agent utopia, lying on a beach, somehow totally fit and healthy, and fulfilled in every way! But trust me, this mirage vacation is too good to be true. Even if your 2 week or so paradise is fun, it is all too fleeting. What we all truly desire is a permanent paradise- and it is not that hard to achieve! A simple job, one that sustains you and your family in a rural, red area of America. A small town oriented type of place, where the local people control the schools and government. A place where federal and state governmental mandates are hopefully small and inconsequential. A small enough place for your voice to be heard! A place where taxes are not oppressive, and your children can grow and be educated without horrors like busing, quotas, or multi-cultural racist nonsense. The west and the midwest are the best bets for Americans nowadays. Far from big blue cities and their Democrat rulers. A smaller kind of place where medical clinics and hospitals are confined to simple things, like broken bones, infectious diseases, and the like. Not politically based hoaxes and scams, and scaremongering. Just real health things.
11 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
http://www.paleojay.comThe truth is definitely in: the whole fiasco of Ken Cooper’s Aerobics mania is dead. Along with the high fat diet is the worst, and the even earlier notion of ‘better living through chemistry’ which promoted the noxious idea that drugs could not only prolong our lives, but improve them. Despite Elvis and all the other following celebrities who were convinced that those ‘god-like’ prescription drugs could only make their lives better- after all, hadn’t science invented all of technology like cars and airplanes and tv- shouldn’t our biology also be improved upon by science and technology? Well, no. As the whole Paleo Diet and lifestyle revolution showed us, basically we are unchanged since our paleolithic past, biologically. Evolution is very, very slow, just as it is unforgiving of bad missteps. (We are currently devolving intellectually in the Western world, sadly, because of bad ideas about immigration and multiculturalism, that are lowering our average IQ and diluting the obvious strengths of our culture. But that is for another podcast.) And so, by switching to a high-grain and vegetable, low fat and less animal based diet, we severely impacted our health and vigor to the negative! Just as we did when we succumbed (as most do today) to the idea that more drugs and medication are better. (They most definitely are not better.) The NORM should be that a human being should be taking no drugs whatsoever, whatever the age. Drugs, whether prescription or illegal, can only make our overall health worse, not better! Our bodies are amazing things, and will inevitably thrive if we do certain evolutionary, and common sense time-honored things: Live in harmony with the natural world. Get out in the woods and fields, barefoot, and move in nature. Breathe pollen and fresh air, drink pure water from springs and wells. (Not chlorinated/fluoridated pool water as most cities provide). Stretch and move your joints through a full range of motion daily. And do strength types of training on a regular basis, not cardio/aerobics! Since the Aerobics boom in the 70’s and beyond, we expected to see a fit, vibrant group of practitioners flourish all about us, inspiring us to emulate their wonderful health achievements! Yet, despite them training for and running marathons, half-marathons, and many other iterations of long distance running, the results we see no are just destroyed hips, knees, feet, and backs from meaningless pounding and jarring. Also, the endless low intensity work just encouraged the body to shed vital muscle tissue, and even impacted the organs as the body interpreted the conditions of evolution to be such that getting rid of tissue at any cost was a necessity, now that the body was being pushed to carry itself for endless miles, day after day, without letup! Also, calorie consuming was vital, since it took energy to endlessly run, so eating bad processed carbs and grains seemed to make sense to this aerobically abused body. And so, people were encouraged to push their bodies like this, at a long, tortuous low-level exertion, day after day, forever. I believe that this forced the body, over time, to succumb to cancer, since the immune system cannot function while being so endlessly insulted and taxed! And when these folks stopped running, because of endless injuries and immune diseases that also proliferated in their bodies because of this constant depletion of resources, without necessary rest and recuperation- why, they just got fat! Depleted of muscle because of endless aerobic demands, these aerobicize
13 minutes | May 24, 2021
Stretching, Virtual Resistance- and Then Strength! podcast
I try to keep you all updated as to what I learn along this paleo journey. Sometimes, as in anything increased experience and research results in slight changes on the path. This doesn’t mean the path itself is invalid; it simply means that constant attention reveals small changes may be desirable. For instance, now in the grocery checkout aisles (where at LAST I am no longer required to wear a stupid, ineffective mask!) I see the dumb women’s magazines touting ‘KETO DIET’! instead of Paleo, or Atkins, or Low Fat, or Vegan Run Wild diets. I think Paleo was rejected as a term, since most women think of themselves as Progressives. But whatever: the term makes the most descriptive sense for the proper diet of HUMANS! A ketogenic diet is fine, with NO carbs and LOTS of fat, and ample protein. But it is so extreme, it is clinical, really. If I was diabetic, or had epilepsy, I would certainly go that route! But for most of us? Nope. Paleo, or a total Carnivore diet fills the bill the best. Including organ meats, which almost no one eats now, although our paleolithic ancestors not only included those meats, but positively prized them. They ate nose-to-tail, and so should we! If you do eat grains, you should seek out real sour dough breads and nut-based crackers- and keep them in small amounts only. Your carbs should be kept quite low, which should be obvious since the deplorable state of modern health is defined by obesity- caused by HUGE consumption (by historical standards) of carbs and sugars! But, enough of that- this is meant to address exercise. For many years, my exercise life has consisted of long sorts of workouts, and then long rests. 1 and 1/2 hour workouts, two or three times per week, very intense. Of course, I also had a very active, physical job and life outside of the gym. Now, though, I have begun a different approach. One that is not only less exhausting and actually kind of something to dread- but is actually quite pleasant, and more effective! Hard to believe, but sometimes easier is better. Every single day, unless it is unavoidable, I get up and do a stretching workout. I do it in front of the television, and that is the only time I watch TV throughout the day. So, I really look forward to it! I watch news, and then switch to a movie via Amazon Prime or some such. (I have dropped Netflix- it has become the standard of progressive politics brain washing and political correctness.) I suggest you drop it too! I’ve talked of this before, but doing Virtual Resistance types of exercise, putting your musculature through a full range of motion with each limb. Here is a demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI65LRENdKo&t=27s This type of workout, if you do it faithfully, is more than enough to keep you fit for your whole life! Really. I always start with that. Then, I go to the floor, and stretch. In every way that I can- yoga like, not like yoga, and simply pushing my body and spine to stay supple and flexible! It’s really not complicated. Experiment! Sometimes I end up with straight legged situps and pushups in high numbers, and often with isometrics holds with either a strap or my Exergenie from the 1960’s! (They still sell the Exergenie, but it is expensive now. A nylon straps works almost as well…) Then, having watched about an hour’s worth of a movie and business news, I head to the shower. I’m not tired- just invigorated and informed and entertained! My day begins then with breakfast (a pale
12 minutes | May 3, 2021
Buy Bitcoin or DIE!
Now, you know I am using a bit of hyperbole here, right? You won’t necessarily die- but you will definitely regret not doing so, and I mean really, really, really regret it! Remember prices in the 1950’s or 60’s, when gasoline was 19 cents or so, and candy bars were a nickel? And prices of everything else were similarly minuscule compared to today? If you don’t actually remember it, like I do, you can certainly look it up, or talk to someone who does. Or even remember prices from 10 or 20 years ago. That is inflation, and it is both insidious, and ruinous. We have all been forced to invest aggressively our whole adult lives, at least those of us who are paying attention, and have an IQ above 85 or so. Ironically, most of us in Western civilization are not really all that interested in investing, in studying the stock market constantly and spending our lives in such a manner. In fact, very few are- most of us have families, and interests apart from growing and maintaining wealth, and wish that we didn’t have to spend so much time monitoring our investments, simply to maintain the purchasing power of whatever little we have! We shouldn’t have to. If the money we earned and saved simply stayed the same in purchasing power, if our IRA money would still cover the cost of gasoline at .19 a gallon, and other prices likewise stayed the same- why, there would be no problem. Our investments would not need to increase endlessly, year after year after year, since inflation would not happen! The Romans had a fiat currency, just as we do. Because of big government (think Roman Empire rather than the early Republic), the emperors, the Bidens and other Democrats of that day (the elites) pushed inflation by continually spending more and more money. Money they did not have, just as today. They spent this money on Welfare (the dole then), and Circuses and gladiatorial events (the Netflix of today), and of course mainly on enriching themselves, (the elite). Back then, money could not simply be printed like today, with no gold backing it, since money was actual coins. So, they put less and less precious gold into the coins, until they were at last less than 1% gold! Of course, the people were not so stupid as to fall for this, and they would ‘bite’ the coins to ascertain the percentage of gold, and eventually the coins of Rome were almost worthless. This is precisely where we are today! The stock market is roaring, since the Democrats under Biden, (the new patrician class as opposed to the working middle class or small landholders, just as in Roman times) have been sending endless checks to everyone to not work. To be bribed into becoming serfs, people supported by the government on the Dole of our times, who take no responsibility for themselves, their families, or their own communities. “Take this money (little as it is), and you don’t have to work! Good Democrat in the making!” Soon, after all of this (worthless) printing of endless, really almost totally fake money, extreme inflation will assert itself, as it always does, and always has done! And your money will become ever more worthless, day by day, and then hour by hour! Investments can no longer save you! Bitcoin can save you, pilgrim! GBTC is a mutual fund that can hold bitcoin for you, if you don’t want to deal with the real thing. Get it for your IRA. You can also just go to Coinbase.com, and buy crypto currencies (not JUST Bitcoin- I like Bitcoin
9 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Perilous Times in the West on Paleojay’s Smoothie Cafe
It’s kind of sad to reach the autumn of your years, only to realize that the civilization you were reared in- Western Civilization- the most vital and successful civilization of all time, is foundering! Now, I don’t mean that it is failing, but it is in crisis. Just as ancient Greece, and then ancient Rome, which picked up the mantle only to founder in its turn; the incredible vitality and liberating truth of this ultimate of all civilizations is in trouble. And, just like those earlier incarnations, upon which our own civilization is built today, it is being destroyed not from without, not at all. It is being destroyed from within, by self-deluded traitors who actually see themselves as wonderful liberators of white supremacy, rather than as the manipulated, entitled losers that are being used to destroy everything their ancestors have laboriously built that they truly are! Now, only entitled losers could be so misled as to believe that to give away, to erase their own culture is a good thing! It’s not. What is going on now, in the western world, is a voluntary erasure of all that our ancestors have built- the knowledge, the technology, mathematics, the very refined culture and science that have created modern life- all of this is now evil. It’s as if witch doctors have taken over the universities, the halls of congress, and corporate America! This shows how low we can sink, when fashion supplants reason, reality, and argument. For, if you base your ideas on what is fashionable: Hollywood and celebrities, emotion rather than reason and logic- this is the end of civilization. In such a situation, Biden seems like a great president! A senescent puppet seems vital and desirable as a leader! So must have said the Romans when they welcomed Caligula as emperor… We are now in real crisis. With a sock puppet emperor in charge, we know we are really being ruled by the worst of the worst- Leftists who desire power for its own sake, because they love to tell others what to do. Marxists who want control, while hiding under a fake shield of “equity”. Equality of outcome, which really means the State (them) controls everything! And once they control everything- forget rights of any kind! Look at communist China- that is what they want- total control! And then: No “fashionable” rights at all. Once they have ultimate control, it is all naked power. You won’t even have illusions anymore, no more BLM, no “rainbow nation”, no Antifa, no free streets at all: Just total martial law, from sea to shining sea! No gangbangers- they will be locked up and executed- no gay rights- reeducation! No freedom of speech: total lockdown. Religion? NO! None at all, only worship of the STATE! This is what we are looking at. Without free and western civilization, the future world will be an awful, restrictive place, where individuals have no rights, none at all, and those left-wingers who see themselves as ‘free and independent’ will be squashed by the same militia of correctness that they saw as their champions! The ‘Fashionable’ elite… My message in all of this? Get out of the cities, the big, blue, Democrat controlled corrupt cities- get out! Ironically, all of you who desire safety, non- discrimination, and a life free of crime and oppression? RURAL, MAGA COUNTRY RED STATES ARE THE ONLY PLACE YOU WILL FIND IT! This is not even debatable. Small town America is the last bastion of freedom and safety. Oppression is a Blue, Democrat, Big City, Oppressive State
13 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
If you’ve been following the paleo diet and lifestyle for any length of time, you know that there are certain things that are taken as irrefutable gospel: Never eat grains because of gluten and gliaden, also too much (bad- fake) salt and all of the preservatives and glycogen that is sprayed on conventional wheat and other grains. Never eat beans which are legumes. Go really really low carb! Eat more vegetables than anything else, with a little fruit. Now, I’m here to say that, over time, most folks, with experimentation, determine that some of these caveats can be sidestepped, and a degree of normalcy can enter your diet, while still maintaining your health. Sour dough bread- real sour dough bread, can be a lifesaver here! Since it is leavened by a real sour dough culture, and is ideally also made up from ancient, non-hybridized and unsprayed heritage grains- it is far, far lower in gluten and gliadin, and so will not make your intestine permeable. There are a few bakeries around here that make such loaves; my favorite is rye, with sprouted ry sprouts within it- each loaf has over 3/4 pound of fermented rye sprouts within it! Dark, heavy, and nutrient rich- just my type of bread! Bottom line: most real sour dough breads will not irritate your gut, and are quite healthy overall. Just keep them to the minimum, to keep down the carbs! So there you go- bread is back on the table paleo child! Now about beans: Beans are really not that bad. They do have some anti-nutrients: lectins, phytic acid, and saponins; all of which are problematic. Also, beans are not that nutritious, overall… But still, if you eat them only occasionally, in small amounts and properly prepared (soaked)- I think they are fine. In small amounts. Beans are small beans, really. The low carb thing has gotten really huge, mainly because (I think) because KETO has gotten really huge, being featured on those Women’s weight watcher types of fake health magazines & web pages. ‘Eat lots of fat and lose weight!!’ types of headlines. In paleo, it really is not that big of a deal. The SAD American diet is way too high in carbs (everything is wrapped in bread, with bread on the side, and french fries and more bread and bread pudding for dessert along with potato chips and soda pop and beer and pizza). But a paleo diet, with a heft portion of meat, a salad, and maybe a baked potato? No problem. Eat hearty- eggs, meat, fish, poultry and pork- organ meats and sardines preferred! VERY nutrient rich. And as to eating TONS of veggies- I used to do that. I would drink a giant smoothie, based on green veggies, citrus and berries, kefir as liquid, and then eat a normal paleo type of diet. Big salads too, every day- But then, I got a kidney stone from the oxalates in hefty portions of spinach and beet greens and other ‘greens’. Kidney stones are not fun, or good! Very painful. I also got other aches and pains from oxalates, which are loaded into green veggies like spinach. These oxalates are anti- nutrients big time, from supposedly beneficial veggies! Oxalates are chemical warfare against mammals, who eat the veggies who only want to be left alone. So, like beans, keep green veggies on the menu; definitely- but only occasionally, and on the side. Spinach and other ‘greens’ in particular can be quite toxic! Stick with broccoli and other brassicas, and be like me- only drink a small smoothie now, like a cup, not 16 ounces! So there you have it. The paleo diet is way less hard than it used to be, since you can have bread, (of the right type,
15 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Be a Lord of the Rings
In these strange times, when so much seems to be falling apart and in endless flux, it is time to focus on the self. Even when there is little you can accomplish in the realm of politics, including the collapse of the cities and schools, law and order and endless reckless spending- you can work on your own health, wellness, and fitness! Enter the rings. Gymnastic rings that is! Up until a few years ago, the notion of using rings seemed far-fetched: in my youth, such tools were never available. No one back then even knew how to use them, but when you saw things like the Olympics, these amazing god-like athletes could be seen (most from European countries) doing incredible feats of crazy strength and control. They were fun to watch, but like tight rope walking and trapeze acts, nothing that one aspired to. But, the incredibly lean, defined physiques of those gymnasts were sure to catch you eye - how to look and perform like that?! It seemed impossible, what they did, and yet there they were, doing it. I’m here to tell you though- gymnastic rings are the best kept fitness secret in the world! You can get your own set, these days, quite inexpensively, and hang it in your basement, garage, or from a basketball hoop or playground structure easily. A sturdy tree branch in the summer months is also perfect, and can be set up and taken down in a couple of minutes or so. Lots of gyms now are closed, or at least restricted (with masks and social distancing- needlessly I am convinced), but still, it is the case. And it is also the case that you can replace a whole gym with a set of rings! And actually, it turns out- most exercises are better and more result producing than the standard, rigid bar of machine versions. Take the pushup, for instance: done on the rings, the pushup is far harder than standard pushups, and far more versatile and safer on the joints, while also building strength in the ligaments and tendons along with the muscles involved. In addition, the balance required also helps with balance and strengthening the vital core stabilizers of the body, including the abs and the smaller muscles of the trunk and shoulders. For instance, I am convinced that the ring pushups are far superior to the barbell bench press, in every conceivable way. Your arms on both sides go through a complete range of motion, in a very controlled fashion- unlike a bb bench press, that is an unnaturally shortened motion, where the shoulders do not completely retract, and the barbell encourages a ballistic upward thrust to achieve an illusion of strength. The rings pushup forces you to use a slow, controlled rep speed, and a complete retraction and controlled return using your own body weight and a safe plane of motion with no momentum to ‘impress yourself and others’ as to a heavier weight that you are not really using to maximum advantage. And, in fact, the further beauty of the rings is that you can make the pushup not only harder, but easier as well. Let’s say your rings are mounted up high, as they should be- you can walk forward away from the mounting point, and then the pushup is much easier- you can be standing almost upright, at a slight decline on the rings rather than parallel to the ground. This will make the pushup as easy as you want to make it! You can easily make it as easy as doing pushups standing against a wall, or slightly more difficult, simply by walking back to be more directly underneath where the strap is hung. In fact, this is what I do each ring workout: I start out almost standing erect, and do a set of pushups that is easy, followed right away by a set of flies on the rings. Then, I walk backwards a step or two, and repeat- a set of pushups
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