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Monday, October 7, 2019

Crucial Exercise You Ignore on PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe podcast


You should address each and every part of your body on a daily, or at least near-daily basis!  For me, each day when I arise, I go through a brief limbering session right away, in the bathroom before going downstairs- rotating all of my joints, and gradually awakening with deep breathing and simple mobility movements.  (I hesitate to call them ‘exercises’, since they are simple, easy, and enjoyable, taking a maximum of 2-3 minutes total).

Next, downstairs, I brew my coffee, feed the cats, and go into my workout area.  (The Living Room!)  I start the TV, and my workout at the same time, only pausing to sip my organic brew…  it is the very best, most satisfying part of my day!  It not only grounds me, it gradually energizes me in that early morning hour or so that I devote to both myself, my sanity, and my overall health.

You can either look up exercise at www.paleojay.com, or get my book Perfectly Paleo Exercise to understand everything that I do.  Or email me: I’ll be glad to let you know what to do- it is my mission!

But I know that, even if you follow my prescription of early morning exercise, daily, in front of your TV- you are probably ignoring some of the most important parts of your body!  Most everyone does…

Stretching!  Just crucial- lie on the floor and stretch in every way imaginable-this becomes more and more important as you age, crucial really.

Exercise your FACE, NECK, HANDS and FEET!  
This is ignored by pretty much everyone, and really- what is more important to your overall health and well-being than having a good looking, healthy FACE?  

There are all kinds of facial exercises, and the ones I do take perhaps 1 minute, two at most.  They tend to be virtual resistance types of exercise, which means that you make faces while flexing throughout the range of motion.  That is really what virtual resistance means, whether it if you arms, shoulders, legs or face- it really is the very core of paleo exercise.  NOT weight lifting!  Lifting heavy weights is a joint destroyer, and unnecessary for maximum strength anyway.

Your neck can be exercised this way, but the best way for the neck, as delicate as it is due to the vertebrae, is to use manual resistance.  Simply resist the forward movement of your head with your two hands, to the fore, and then back.  Push against the resistance of your hands hard, and keep resisting for perhaps 5 seconds or so.  Then, repeat to each side, pushing isometrically with effort- you are done!
Then, grasp your jaw, and resist the upward pull of your jaw muscles isometrically for the same 5 seconds.  Done!
Lastly, fold a towel on the floor, and do a back bend, rising up on your toes while lying flat on your back, and simultaneously lift your upper body up using your head, and coming to rest on just your forehead and toes- hold for a good minute, if you comfortably can!  This is actually a superb whole body exercise, but puts wonderful stress on the neck, while stretching your back very beneficially.

The face, neck, and jaw can be exercised fully in a small fraction of time, but the benefits are off the charts important!  Small muscles don’t need much time, for massive improvements not only to your overall function, but also to your appearance.  People focus overall far more to the appearance of your face, than to your chest or biceps!  

The hands and above all the grip are essential to overall health and functionality!  You can manually resist both the upward and downward motion of the wrists by resisting with the other hand, and also the side to side movement, ending with a strong isometric.  Using a dowel or bar, and attempting to ‘break’ it in two is another way to exercise the grip.  Grip strength is a key sign of aging…

This last is my favorite, for I suffered for years with not knowing how to address it- plantar facsiitis.  This is foot pain, which is endemic in the modern world, and which standard medical science has no clue how to address.

Your typical MD will recommend wearing orthotics to ’cushion’ the foot, and to ‘never walk barefoot’, both of which are completely and utterly wrong!  

What you want to do is to walk barefoot AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, outdoors preferably, on uneven ground.  This will strengthen the overall foot and supporting structures in the most natural, and effective way possible!

So- do this!  Walk, run, sprint, and jog around in parks or on sandy beaches, in barefoot state, or at least wearing minimal shoes without arch support, orthotics, or any other crutch that modern medical doctors and podiatrists might prescribe.  

And, for the ultimate cure for acute plantar fasciitis- exercise the dorsiflexion of your foot, rather than the flexion!!

I mention this to save you time and frustration.  When I was suffering from extreme foot pain, I followed all of the recommendations of the standard medical advice: 

Stretch downwards on a block to extend range.
Wear orthotics to cushion the trauma.

Neither does anything whatsoever to relieve the condition. NOTHING!

What does?

Using resistance to resist motion going UPWARDS- resist the toes going UP rather than DOWN.  Use the manual resistance of your hand or a stationary object, and do an isometric of your toes rising upwards, rather than the endless extending of the toes upwards!  Dorsiflexion.

This one thing will bring about near instantaneous relief from your pain of plantar fasciitis, and encourage you to follow the rest of my prescription:

Which is walking, jogging, and running around barefoot, as much as possible, as often as you can do so!  For the human foot, just as the human body overall, is strengthened and energized by being used as it was designed.  

Your foot was not meant to be encased in tubes of leather or vinyl, and cushioned with padding as you walked around in a flat floored mall or on a living room carpet- 

No. Your foot was meant to twist, flex, pronate and dorsiflex as it adapted to multiple stressors in the natural environment!  Your foot is like a complex cable bridge, able to adapt and build its very strength by twisting and turning along with changes in the environment- and without those stressors it becomes like an ancient decadent Roman emperor- it turns into a painful mound of flab!

So, treat your feet (and your overall body and mind!) like the natural, vibrant animals they are meant to be (and are!).  Let your body live in the natural world, and don’t listen to those who advise you to coddle it, and cushion it, and inject it with every drug that will supposedly protect it from the natural world!

We are creatures of nature, and the natural environment.  The further we remove ourselves from that place, the more traumatized and painful, even pointless, our lives seem to be.  Supposed ‘experts’ are decadent, and false signposts.
Listen to your own body and mind.  Eat real food, and live as much as possible in Nature.  Breathe pure air and drink pure water.  Stay away from medical advice, and live as far from government and big medicine as possible. 
Vote only to MINIMIZE GOVERNMENT!
And above all- IGNORE THE MEDIA!



Monday, September 23, 2019

Your MD is a Snake Oil Salesman podcast on Paleojays smoothie cafe


Now I don’t mean that all doctors are snake oil peddlers, showing up on your Main street with bottles of white lightning mixed with cocaine like they did in the old days… but, in many cases, not only are their many prescriptions often worthless, many are downright harmful.  Just as were those of those snake oil salesmen doctors in the 1800’s!  

Now, Clark Stanley was an archetypal medicine man of the old Western era, and his oil was sold far and wide throughout the U.S. Now, the original ‘snake oil’ was a real remedy from the fat of a Chinese water snake that figured large in Chinese medicine.  But the wild west alternative was usually liquor, turpentine, and chili peppers mixed with mineral oil.  Yum!  But oftentimes is also had opium also mixed in, and with the combination of the liquor, I’m sure it did make the drinker feel temporarily- well, if not better, well at least he was so dizzy he didn’t feel his aches and pains as acutely for a while.

Fast forward to today, and although doctors give the illusion of professionalism, of being ‘men and women of science’- truly, by and large they are not!  They are capable of amazing feats of last-ditch repair- kind of as auto mechanics of the human body, where they can keep you going after a bad wreck- but they know nothing of how to stay healthy.  Their nostrums and potions, the NSAIDS and statins, the high blood pressure medications, the anti-depressents and all the rest- they only treat the symptoms of whatever chronic sickness you have.  Nothing they do or recommend can treat the root cause; in fact, they don’t usually even go there.  The general conclusion to any query of ‘What causes this (or that) disease is- no one knows!’  

Hardly confidence inspiring, is it?  Right on par with old Clark Stanley saying “Just drink from this here bottle, every day and twice on Sunday, & you will be right as rain my friend!”

The true takeaway about this failure of modern medicine (for that is what it is- a complete failure- a corporate decision by modern medical clinics and hospitals, drug manufacturers, the AMA and all the other big conglomerate decision makers- is to take the money and run!  Just like old ‘Snake Oil Clark.  He didn’t know the actual cause (or the real cure) of disease either.  He just gave you something that made him money (1st priority), that also made you kind of forget your pains for a bit. (2nd priority)  And that’s pretty much what’s happening today, with modern medicine and its approach to chronic disease.

“Here, Mrs. Jones,” said the man in the white coat.  “Take these pills, and then you don’t need to change your diet and lifestyle to cure your (diabetes/obesity/high blood pressure/chron’s disease/arthritis/ depression etc etc etc fill in the blank disease).  Just go ahead eating your high processed carbs and sugar diet, wash it down with corn syrup sweetened soft drinks, but  be sure to only fry your chicken nuggets in soy or other industrial vegetable seed oils! Oh, and try to walk a few minutes each day, and avoid stress by watching lots of TV.  And cut calories as much as possible!  Also, avoid too much sleep, since you burn more calories when you are awake.”  

This is only a slight exaggeration, since good advice almost never comes from a medical ‘professional’; at least about true health.  

But what would ‘Snake Oil PaleoJay’ recommend to you?  Well, pretty much what your great grandparents would have told you: First, they would have said- ‘ Your health care is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!  No one elses- no doctor, no clinic, no government, NO ONE- Just YOU!’  
Then, they would go into particulars.

‘Eat lots of vegetables, and good God made fats like butter, ghee, lard and tallow.  Avoid anything that is processed by big industry- fast food, restaurant food for the most part, sweets of all kinds, and refined breads and other grain products.  Load up on wonderful foods as made by nature, like pastured eggs and meats, wild caught sea food, and raw dairy.  Eat naturally fermented foods, and above all get out in Nature and exercise vigorously, on a daily basis!  Breathe fresh country air, get out of crowded, smoggy cities with their chemicalized air and water, and raise as much of your own food as you can, preparing it in your own kitchen.  And sleep a good 8 hours each and every night in a cool dark room, without any sort of television or other electrical monstrosity blazing away, disturbing your mind and psyche.  Oh, and go to church every Sunday, and give thanks for your natural God given health and wellness, which will only remain if you avoid DRUGS of all sorts, illegal and, especially nowadays- LEGAL DRUGS! ‘

Listen to your great grandparents!  They knew that ol’ Snake Oil Stanley was a charlatan, just like the ‘Rain Man’ that came through town was.  And one more thing they would advise: ‘ Never go to the doctor unless you absolutely have to- meaning you break a limb, get an infectious disease like typhoid or pneumonia, get shot, or need an amputation of a gangrenous arm or leg!’

Great Grandma and Grandpa knew: doctors were a ‘necessary evil’, something every small town needed only one of, and only on rare occasions.  

Just like Snake Oil Stanley!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Your DNA Defines Your Tribe on PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast


In this era of Globlaism and the idea that ‘we are all the same’, the realism of the ancestral lifestyle shows us how inaccurate such ideas really are.  Our ethnic differences, in other words are true diversity in the type of human that we are defines us.  

If you are of European descent, for instance, or white Caucasion, you are a part of what is the smallest ethnic tribe on earth, and shrinking.  Our birthrate is below replacement level, and growing smaller.  The white ethnic tribe is gettling ever smaller in numbers, despite controlling large areas of the world’s land mass.  

Asians are the largest ethnic group, but their numbers are finally getting under control, due to strict birth control and planning.  The numbers of East Indians, blacks, and other mixed races are exploding far beyond carrying capacity in their native lands, with no slowing in sight!

Why do I bring this up?  Well, humans are tribal by their very nature.  We thrive in homogenous tribes, amongst others with like minds, values, histories, and above all DNA.  We resemble one another greatly, a single tribe of one ethnicity is very like a group of close relatives, of 2nd, 3rd and 4th cousins if you will.  In such a group, we are happiest and healthiest, with crime almost unheard of (for who would rob his relations?) , and with a common purpose and will.  In such a tribe, to take advantage of others really makes no sense, and is always strictly punished and stopped.  

Such a tribe would thrive on similar foodstuffs, and would agree on what was a proper way to live in terms of land usage, ethics, religion- in fact, in all particulars of life!  This is how the world was divided, since time began: the races were deemed ‘separate but equal’.  Or, at least that being among others of your own was the most natural and desirable state.

But now, now that we know of scientific racial differences, we have many deniers, who insist we are all the same.  We are not; some races are faster runners, some are stronger with thicker bones, and some are just smarter on average.  There is no serious counterargument here- it is a scientific fact.  As if a marked difference in temperaments, with some being far more violent than others.

This is just like the paleo realization that evolution made us to thrive on certain foods, like grass fed meat, and green plants in preference to grains and sugars.  Another scientific fact that is ignored and ridiculed by most of the population, because the so-called experts told them it was untrue.  But the paleo people are those that listened to real science, and figured out the truth!

We also hearkened to our evolutionary past, and realized that sleeping in blacked out rooms like our ancestral caves for at least 8 hours per night, and rising at dawn was also what we have evolved to do, along with exercising regularly, briefly and intensely (thus mimicking our ancestors actions of hunting and gathering) - why, this made us healthy, happy, and disease free!  

We learned to ignore the so-called scientific imposters who told us to eat low fat, limit our calories; all while eating GMO grains sprayed with glyphosate and putting fluoride in our water would make us so healthy that we could look forward to a future of stents in our veins and autoimmune diseases that were caused by “no reason we know of”…  What a crock!

So here we are- we are on board with our evolutionary paleo persona, how to eat and live and exercise and sleep to be our very best.  Many of us have learned that a rural type of environment is far preferable for our genotype to thrive, and spend ample time in nature, away from toxic pollutants like big city smog and chlorinated, fluoridated water.  
And here it is that we first part company with anything like globalism, or one world government of any sort.  Like the Euopean Union, which is one giant step in that toxic diredtion, and is anathema for any European country!  For to import other people, of vastly differing race and temperament and intelligence within the countries of the advanced nations of Europe ( or anywhere else where they are not native) is disastrous.  They only bring crime, a non-work ethic (being from soft, warm climes where industrious habits never evolved) and are only suited to be supported by the Europeans!

And so, my heartfelt advice to you of my own paleolithic tribe: be like your ancestors always were.  (Otherwise they would not have survived, much less thrived)!  
Live with others like yourself.  If European ancestors, then live with like-descended peoples.  Marry others that are like you; have descendents that look like your grandparents.  Study your own culture, since that is the cultural rock on which you stand!  Don’t be misled into ‘multi-culturalism’, which is simply a lie- as big of a lie as that modern dietary advice has become, and which is now rapidly collapsing into the nonsense it always was.

Stay out of big cities, which have all become hotbeds of so-called diversity.  They are dangerous, crime-infested, toxic hellholes; only kept alive by huge amounts of money funnelled in from outlying small cities and rural areas.  Their schools in particular are awful; violent and disgusting, in which no learning happens, just predation, mainly black on other races.  

I apologize that some of this may be new to some of you, who are in sheltered suburban, rural, or private schools and gated communities.  But it is very, very real nonetheless- almost all major cities have been infiltrated and taken over by the enemies of those descended from Europeans.  Our so-called leaders have done this, in the name of political correctness, and what they have wrought is unequivocally evil!

Live with your own tribespeople.  Without them about you, you have no hope, and we all have no future.



















Sunday, September 1, 2019

Red Light Therapy- as good as a sauna? On PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast

Simple!

I want you to try red light therapy!  And, unlike pretty much everyone else urging you to try it- I have nothing to sell you.  I am just like an older brother (I am the eldest brother of eight children, after all), who wants you to be healthy and do well.  And this therapy, just like eating a paleo type of diet, exercising daily in an ancestral, natural way, and sleeping in a blacked out room for at least 8 hours per night- well, it will further greatly enhance your health and wellness.  

And, I will tell you how to do it easily and cheaply!  Interested?

I have been well aware of the benefits of the sauna for quite some time- a full, high heat sauna will help you to sweat out toxins, heal your body, and help you to recover from hard training faster.  Saunas are wondeful- but, they are also expensive, inconvenient, and hard for some to even tolerate.  They are hot, real hot!

I like a sauna, but being a cheap, rural dweller I decided to try to duplicate the advantages without a major expense, or a daily trip to the YMCA.  As a home-based person, who exercises in my living room, basement, and outdoors in the woods, the Y would be an admission of dependence; showing that I actually need a high priced facility to be totally healthy.  I know that is not true!

So, I experimented this summer with the sauna of the ancient Greeks- the sun!  I sat in shorts only in the direct sunshine, glorying in the warmth and the rays basking my shirtless body, only ensuring that I stopped before any burning whatsoever.  

This simple therapy proved wonderful!  In the summer (at least here in the north country), this is the way to go.  The full spectrum of light provided by the sun provides a wonderful means to improve the circulation, thus enhancing recovery from workouts, the release of toxins, the killing of viruses, and all of the other benefits of light and heat.  In other words, the sun (in summer at least) is a natural sauna!

In fact, I liked the results so much that I cast about for a solution for something similar in the Winter!  There is no way to bask in the sun here in Wisconsin in January, or in the other 7 months of winter here…

I thought of converting one of my outbuildings to a sauna, but the expense and the ruination of my cute little sheds bothered me a lot.  So I kept looking, and researching, which is what I do.

Red light therapy came up, and it is amazing!  Pretty much all of the benefits of a sauna, and some that are even more beneficial.  I now believe that a sauna that also incorporates red light therapy within it would be the best of all worlds, but I also believe now that for your average person, simple red light treatments, done at home, are the preferable option for 99% of people.

All you need is a simple red heat lamp, such as is used to heat up chicken coops in winter, held in a 250 watt holder!  





I found this idea at Wendy Meyers site, https://myersdetox.com/single-infrared-heat-lamp-therapy/
I had also read about it elsewhere, but I like to give credit where credit is due: thanks Wendy!  I actually read her article after having bought the same equipment on Amazon, just using my own noggin, and being super pleased with how it worked out.

I now go into my shed, and hang this contraption from a nail above my head.  I also use it as a handheld unit, focussing it on various parts of my body to focus the heat and light where I want it.  I love the intense red ray spectrum on my torso and face, and lately on my sprained foot to encourage healing.

The sense of calm that comes from simply sittting while reading beneath this device is amazing!  You will reset your sleep and circadian rhythmn cycles by doing so without really trying, also I cannot imagine being depressed after undergoing such a regimen.  It is that transforming!

So- there you go!  Instead of a sauna costing thousands of dollars, or even a red light therapy device costing many hundreds- here is the ideal device you can have for about $25, delivered to your door by Amazon.  

This is kind of like delivering the tropics to your northern doorstep, to envelope you in life-giving warmth and light year round!  It will be sort of a ‘forest bathing’ type of light that will rejuvenate you year round, grounding you in Mother Nature.  Even while blizzards whip across the landscape outside in Wisconsin or elsewhere in the north, you will be snug in your cave, furnace blasting dry heat, drying you up and depressing you, BUT:

You will also be basking in the red light of healing- the light of your ancestral equatorial origins- just sitting in your easy chair, book in your hand, being reborn in a way.  And the best part?  Not only do you not have to drive to the YMCA through the snow, or to some chiropractic facility with a sauna or red light room-

You have it right at home, for about $25.















Sunday, August 25, 2019

Paleo or Autoimmune Disease- on Paleo Quick Tip of the Day year 11


I really think your choice is just about this stark: either eat a paleo type of diet and practice an ancestral lifestyle- or get an autoimmune disease!

I remember, back when I started changing my diet and lifestyle to paleo.  I cut out grains entirely, and started making a green smoothie to drink on a daily basis.  My first Vitamix blender was an old one, stainless steel, and lasted me for a number of years.  Now I have a late model one, and I recommend this blender as a cornerstone investment!  

Key to getting a nutrient dense diet is to get enough absorbable nutrients from vegetables and some fruits, and blending those frozen veggies into a slurry where they are easily absorbed.  For, as it is becoming more and more apparent, vegetables grown in our depleted soils, where crops are grown nowadays much of the soil microbiome has been destroyed!  This means that the nutrients that used to be found in, say, brocolli from the 1940’s would be maybe 1/4 of what they would have been then in the same amount of brocolli.  And so it goes with all sorts of produce.

And after following the Paleo diet for a while, my wife and I noticed something startling:  little ailments that had begun plaguing us as we moved into our 50’s that we attributed soley to advancing age- disappeared.  For instance, I had begun having migraine headaches!  They were awful, and seemed to be on an increasing basis, where before I had never had headaches at all.

After eliminating bread, pasta, cereal- in other words, all grains- the headaches abruptly stopped!  And, although I had not thought I needed to lose fat, as I was a lifelong serious exerciser and strength trainer- I did lose about 15 pounds, without even trying to.  I believe it was all visceral fat; meaning the fat that is around your internal organs.  This is the most dangerous fat to have, even though it didn’t make me look fat, there is was, secretly strangling my organs and setting me up for future illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, among others.

And now it was gone!

My wife had her rosacia disappear, as well as unwanted weight.  But the most amazing  thing was that we just felt wonderful, day after day!  We got enough sleep,  our joints stopped hurting, and even our daughter started looking not just good, but radiant!  This was in high school, and so needless to say she too became hooked on her dad’s ‘crazy new diet’.

And here is the key point: I remember predicting, way back then, in 2008 or so when I was 56 : “ It won’t be long, and all of our friends will start coming down with all kinds of ailments, including all the Pandora’s box of autoimmune diseases.  
And we will know what they need to do- just follow a paleo lifestyle- and no one will believe us!”

And this is what has basically come to pass.  Friend after friend has come down with devastating illnesses that standard medicine has no cure for, none at all… Only drugs to treat the symptoms, all of which are loaded with side-effects that are often worse than the disease.

And not only friends, and those family members that ignore our advice- but now it is their children getting these horrendous diseases, kids still in their early 30’s!  

And all the while, I sit there watching, trying simply to show the way by example.  I have this podcast, my blog and books, and I am always willing to talk to folks about it- but, most people decide, once they are told that they need to change their diet, to give up their beloved doughnuts and cakes and cookies, breads of all sorts and pasta and instead eat green smoothies, eggs and pastured meats and dairy- well, they opt to ‘just take the medicine instead’.  

Very, very sad!  This medicine cures nothing, and actually makes the patient sicker and sicker, and more dependent, as they become sicker, fatter, and follow the dismal path of diabesity.  They get an autoimmune disease- they have a leaky gut that lets toxins right into their bloodstream from eating processed crap foods-and they say “Woe is me!” and comfort themselves with loads of crappy fake foods that make them feel better for about a minute while deepening their disease susceptibility…

And then, they will inevitably get another autoimmune disease, and another.  Heart disease and cancer are really also autoimmune, and medical clinics and standard doctors that practice outdated ’science’ from the 1970’s cannot treat those two killers either for the most part.  For cancer, they either cut, irradiate, or burn the cancers out- but if you don’t change your diet, it will return, inevitably.
For heart disease, they recommend stents along with a low fat diet.  Stents are very profitable for the medical clinic, and simpy prop open a vein temporarily while they simultaneously load you up with toxic drugs to thin your blood and lower your cholesterol, neither of which are shown to actually help cure your condition in the least.

Change your diet to a high fat, paleolithic sort of diet that our ancestors consumed for millenia.  Live according to nature, in Nature as much as possible, and as far from polluted cities and stressful urban areas as possible!  Exercise naturally and daily, outside in the woods or countryside, barefoot if possible, and revel in the pure air.  Keep your carbs as natural as you can, meaning sweet potatoes and white potatoes, along with veggies of all sorts.  Avoid fast foods, and processed carbage as Jimmy Moore likes to say, and limit carbs overall.  

Don’t try to eat a ketogenic diet, unless you already have an autoimmune disease that would benefit short term from that like diabetes- eat a good paleo diet instead!  Feed your family likewise, and set a good example for your friends and neighbors- they will notice your health, and realize you are doing something very right, even if they don’t admit it to you.  Be content to be a shining example!

It’s never to late; the human body is always trying to heal itself.  And it can- if not prevented from doing so by not being given good, God-made nutrition, along with good sleep in a dark room and natural exercise such as I describe in Perfectly Paleo Exercise and on my blog at www.paleojay.com

But do this thing!  Go back to the diet of Human Beings as Beverly Meyer puts it.  Don’t eat grass seeds (grains) like a cow and expect to be healthy!  Especially don’t eat grass seeds that are genetically modified and liberally sprayed with glyphosate and other chemicals, meats that are raised in confined animal feedlots and fed garbage and injected with chemical vaccines, and expect anything other than to become disease ridden.  

Eat like a Human Being, and you will become a healthy, happy human being!