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Sunday, July 27, 2014

PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe Podcast #82- YOU are your OWN DOCTOR!!

PaleoJay’s Smoothie Cafe podcast #82- YOU are you OWN Doctor!

It’s true- YOU are your own doctor- your own healer! Especially in today’s world, with the internet, there is absolutely no excuse for YOU not be in total touch with your own health challenges.

You have the internet waiting and ready to answer questions about your health problems-  you have podcasts like PaleoJay’s Smoothie Cafe, Paleo Quick Tip of the Day, and many others as well to answer your questions, give you insights as to the how and why of the ancestral lifestyle- Blogs like www.paleojay.com, www.mark’sdailyapple.com, robbwolf.com, www.livinlavidalowcarb.com, thepaleodiet.com, and many others- take advantage of these!

Podcasts are ideal, because you can do other things
My new garden gate- made while listening to podcasts!
 while you learn and are entertained all at once- things like driving could be a time sink; but, fill them with podcasts of value, and you are going to the university while you drive!  Same with mowing, washing dishes, chores- it makes it fun and very, very profitable for your health at the same time!  My favorite app for podcasts is Downcast- the free Podcast app from Apple is fine, and so is Stitcher.  Hey- give me a recommendation on iTunes or Stitcher, and it will really help other people to find me, and let me help them, like I am hopefully helping YOU.  Paleo is starting to take over on the health front, and rightfully so, because it is the real deal- it works- not just for a month, or a year, or five years- FOR A LIFETIME IT WORKS!

You are on the cusp of a revolution my friend.  Doesn’t it feel great to be a Paleo Pioneer??  A role model for your friends and family?  Well, if you are “going Paleo”- YOU ARE!

You are also, as I said above: Your own Doctor!

If you go to a medical doctor, realize that he is just a hired consultant; nothing more.  DOCTOR doesn’t even MEAN healer- it means teacher.

And modern medical Doctors can only teach you about disease- and they can only treat the symptoms, not the causes of most modern degenerative diseases that are destroying our health in the modern world- and they can only treat these symptoms with drugs, drugs that are LOADED with bad side-effects- side effects that are often worse than the disease itself.

So, take charge.  Be your own doctor!  How?  Well, grasshopper:

Eat an ancestral diet.  Eliminate grains- they have very little nutrition anyway; especially whole grains!  Whole grains, of wheat, brown rice, wild rice, are loaded with anti-nutrients, i.e. POISONS designed to keep mammals like US from eating them.  They are also by and large purely sugar in terms of our glycemic response and triggering an insulin surge- avoid them.

Eat grass fed meat, pastured dairy- especially fatty dairy like cream, butter, full fat Greek yogurt, kefir.

LOTS of seafood like sardines, wild caught salmon and other fish as well, shrimp, oysters and anchovies.

TONS of veggies!  This is the hardest part- our ancestors basically chewed on vegetables ALL DAY LONG whenever they could- the varieties available in the past were small and tough, but our ancestors knew their importance in health and survival.  The best way to get them into your diet in abundance in the modern world is to VITAMIX them into a smoothie each and every day!  Easy, effective, convenient, and the very healthiest thing you can do for you and your family, bar none- get a Vitamix!  Make Paleo Smoothies!

And, this may surprise you, but eat WHITE RICE, white potato (NO SKIN!), and sweet potatoes... originally most Paleo gurus were ultra-low carb, and anti-potato, but nowadays the consensus for most is that including 15-30% of these SAFE STARCHES into your diet is not only not bad, but very beneficial to your health!  This is still far less carbs, and WAY safer carbs than are consumed on the SAD diet; but these safe starches also keep down fungus in your system which is encouraged by either a very LOW or a very HIGH carb diet.  Also, resistant starches that you do not digest yourself when you consume them, like reheated rice and white potato feed your gut microbes instead, which is VERY beneficial to your health indeed- our gut microbes do incredible things in terms of regulating our mood, sleep, and overall health and digestion.

One more tip is to eat LESS OFTEN.  Try to fast, or not eat for about 16 hours or so most days- this allows for autophagy, which is a term for “routine maintenance” of your body, by your body!

If you are constantly digesting, your poor body can’t take care of “little things” like killing cancer cells, consuming damaged mitochondria, and otherwise doing housekeeping of your bodies cells to keep them healthy and vital!  A short break from eating, which is natural, and what our bodies expect and have been made to take advantage of is one of the most healthy, and life-extending things we can do...

So, skip either breakfast like most paleo people do; or supper, like me!

I like to have a BIG Paleo breakfast, with eggs, and salsa, and a big Paleo Smoothie, and pastured bacon and/or sausage most mornings...

A big, giant salad topped with meat or seafood, or heated pastured beef or pork or shrimp and veggies atop some reheated white rice for lunch, and then ANOTHER big Paleo Smoothie late afternoon- and then I’m DONE!
Stuffed and happy- ready to be busy, or relax, read, or play music, or whatever I want with friends and family til an early bedtime...

OR, on days off I often take the standard Intermittant fasting approach and Skip Breakfast; having coffee with a little coconut oil in it, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and cloves (usually while I exercise in the living room in front of the TV doing Perfectly Paleo Exercise), and don’t eat until maybe 11 or 12:00... either way works, and really frees up time to do productive things rather than just EATING!  It’s kind of like autophagy for your life as well as for your body- by not digesting, your body gets a break, and by not having to prepare, eat, and clean up YOU get a break!
Win Win!

So, that is how to build up your bodies TERRAIN- your natural health, so that your own immune system can keep you healthy, and disease free!

A healthy terrain, or body, means that you won’t need a doctor, or anyone else, to restore your health, since you are doing it yourself, naturally, like humans have done for thousands and thousands of years, successfully!  It’s all about good, nutritious, healthy God made food, LOTS of sleep, lots of God made vegetables and rice and potatoes, lots of animal protein and collagen and fats as provided for us by God (remember the Fatted Calf!)-

And staying active, and flexible, and strong, and vital and lean by doing our Perfectly Paleo Exercises on a daily basis, pleasurably and naturally, whilst sipping our coffee or green or white tea, loaded with anti-oxidants, and enjoying the early morning air in our lungs while we watch a great Netflix movie- reveling in the fact that we have a healthy TERRAIN- we are very, very healthy indeed, and have no need of a symptoms treating MD at all...

Since we have become our own doctor!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #28- Gorge Yourself on the Good


I was at a 60th birthday party recently- (I am 62 myself), and was surprised to find that a party is, at this  point in life, often a place to talk about... illness.

Illnesses and the DRUGS to treat them!

I had this strange feeling that I was a seer: I knew what each person talking really needed, a bit of information that would rectify what was wrong with them; would save them, if you will, from disease, disability, and eventual premature death!

The only problem is that... I really can’t say anything!

This is what a knowledge of the Ancestral way of living does to you!  You know what almost everyone needs to restore their health- get rid of their degenerative diseases, that are gradually destroying their health, wellness, and quality of life...

But you also know that they don’t want to hear it!
Local, pastured meats 
You’re not a Doctor!  You’re not qualified!

But, most importantly: they don’t want to change their habits- their way of eating and living! NO NO NO!

It’s ironic, but Medical Doctors know nothing about nutrition- nothing!  In fact,  they as a rule tend to discount its importance entirely.

It’s really crazy that someone like PaleoJay, a 62 year old English major in college, knows more than an MD from Harvard or anywhere else-
but it’s TRUE!

Just as someone like Jimi Hendrix learned through actually doing it how to express himself musically through a guitar by actually doing it- so it is that if you endeavor to educate yourself about your own health and wellness by actually doing, and exploring ideas and experimenting rather than just following accepted rote dogma-  you can actually fix your own health!  And that of others, like your family and friends!



Back to before: virtually EVERYONE, by the age of 60, has LOTS of medical issues- metabolic syndrome, diabesity, skin conditions, actual diabetes itself, obesity and heart disease, chronic stress and high blood pressure; difficulty sleeping, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer...

The incredible secret I want to tell you here is that:
ALL OF THESE ARE PREVENTABLE, AND EVEN REVERSIBLE!

Right now, I’m not at a party with friends- I’m here, talking to YOU, my BEST friend!  And I’m here to tell you that if you just EAT real, God made foods; foods like grass fed meat, pastured eggs, LOTS of veggies (especially whipped up in a Vitamix blender/smoothie!), pastured dairy like butter and cream- preferably raw!, get LOTS of sleep, rest and recreation- do SOME bodyweight and virtually resistance exercises most days- walk as much as you can daily, spend time with friends and family on a regular basis (not just watching tv together), and get out in the SUN for at least 15 minutes per day, preferably in a natural, forest or savanah-like environment...

YOU WON’T NEED ANY PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINES AT ALL- EVER!!

Of course, if you also eliminate BREAD, and pasta, and anything containing gluten whatsoever, like... almost everything that is manmade like fast food, deli food, breakfast food, sandwich food, food food- in other words- MAN MADE PROCESSED FOODS-

YOU WILL BE GOLDEN!!

BUT, I think that most people getting into the Ancestral lifestyle concentrate on ELIMINATING foods; which is why I concentrate on ADDING IN nutrient dense, good, GOD MADE FOODS!
The lynch pin of health

If you do that: you won’t want, or have room for the man made CRAP.

And so, concentrate on adding in as much as you possibly can of good, wholesome God made foods!

To paraphrase John Wesley:

Eat as much God made food as you can!
As often as you can! With all the friends that you can! With all the people that you can! As long as ever you can!

Sorry to go all evangelical on you, but I feel that strongly about this.

The more of good food you eat, the less of the bad!

Gorge yourself on the GOOD!

In SLEEP, in family and friend relations- at church, and with your neighbors!  GORGE yourself on a daily exercise regimen in the early morning doing Perfectly Paleo Exercise- POUR Veggie and Vitamin rich smoothie into your body morning and noon... FAST at night, regulating your body in tune with it’s ancestral rythmns of feast and famine- sing and dance with your friends- have campfires and wander through the forest, getting in tune with nature!!  Go to bed EARLY, and wake up EARLY- get in touch with your circadian rythmns!

And now?  Life is good!  Who even WANTS a donut?






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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#27 PQTD How to ReGRAINWASH Yourself! We’ve all been brainwashed, literally for our whole lives- I mean nutritionally brainwashed! How were we brainwashed? Eat low fat- eat LOTS of whole grains- pasta, whole grain BREADS and cereals! COUNT CALOR


#27  PQTD How to ReGRAINWASH Yourself!



We’ve all been brainwashed, literally for our whole lives- I mean nutritionally brainwashed!

How were we brainwashed?

Eat low fat- eat LOTS of whole grains- pasta, whole grain BREADS and cereals!
COUNT CALORIES!  STARVE YOURSELF!  MOVE MORE AND EAT LESS!!

These are just the more prominent LIES we’ve been brainwashed with since birth- by the mass media, our own precious Government agencies like the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture, the grain cartels like Kelloggs and Post and the myriads of BREAKFAST cereal manufacturers, the American Medical Association... and the list goes on and on.

Why would they do such a thing?  Mislead us, for over 50 years about proper nutrition??

At first, it was well-meaning- they all bought into the false science of Ancel Keyes, and even put his photo on the cover of Time magazine in 1961, praising him for uncovering the cause of heart disease!  Trouble was, he had “cherry picked” the data- only using the data from the countries that supported his theory that dietary fat had anything to do with heart disease... in other words, he falsified the data to support his wanted results!

Later the McGovern committee supported this false idea, and with the full might of the US Government behind it, the fight against fat was on in full force!

The results?  We are all much FATTER, SICKER, and UNHEALTHY!  Obesity and Diabetes have gone through the roof!!

Thanks Ancel.

So, what is a budding Paleo Quick Tip of the Dayer to do?  REGRAINWASH yourself!

Start listening to podcasts, on an ongoing basis!

Really, this is not just self-serving since I provide Paleo Quick Tip of the Day and the PaleoJay’s Smoothie Cafe- but there are many other wonderful podcasts that can help you to reprogram yourself in alignment with MODERN SCIENCE so you can resist the enticements and criticisms of those around you that are still IGNORANT of how to eat, exercise, and move in accordance with our ancestry!  Like your friends, your Doctor, your relatives, the television and radio.... you get the picture- you need reinforcements!

You need to start listening- don’t get me wrong- books are great, and books like The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf,
Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore, and Perfectly Paleo Exercise by Jay Bowers are all wonderful to get and read!
But there is something very visceral about listening to someones actual voice as they tell you what they’ve discovered- it’s like talking to a friend, and you can really internalize just what they are trying to impart to you.  Also, you can listen easily while you are doing something else- no setting aside additional time!

Driving is the main way people listen- we all drive somewhere, pretty much, every day- instead of mindless radio, just... play a podcast!  You can pause when you get there, and then resume- you don’t miss a word.  Or walking, or washing dishes, or cleaning your house...

HOW TO LISTEN?

You can just use your phone!  I have an iPhone, and it is drop dead easy on that- just use the podcast app... but, truth be told, I actually use an app called DOWNCAST.  It’s a simply wonderful app, and effortless to use...  STITCHER is another, and a FREE app, that you can use to gather your podcasts into playlists.  I like Stitcher, but it does “redo” the audio so it has a lower audio quality... but, more importantly, WHAT should you LISTEN TO????

PaleoJay’s Smoothie Cafe, of course!  Rate us on iTunes- we want more cafe patrons! And SUBSCRIBE- then, each and every episode will magically APPEAR when it comes out! WOW!

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day- but then, you’re already here- HEY- hit the subscribe button!  And after that, give us a review on iTunes too...

Robb Wolf
Robb Wolf- The Paleo Solution- Robb is almost the John the Baptist of the Paleo revolution, taking the work of Loren Cordain and running with it- not to be missed, each and every Tuesday.

Latest in Paleo- Angelo Coppola does a great job of painting a BIG PICTURE of Paleo, and how we are NOT broken by default- Very well orchestrated, very professional, and very enlightening- highly recommended!

The Livin La Vida Low Carb Show with Jimmy Moore- Maybe this podcast should be number 1, even ahead of my own- Jimmy is a legend in this area- he has literally a thousand podcasts or more.  He started Atkins Low Carb, but has evolved into a Paleo convert, and knows EVERYONE that is an expert in the field, and interviews them on a regular basis.  He’s funny, smart, a great interviewer; and he walks the walk, having once been 410 pounds, and now a fit and healthy NORMAL weight! Don’t miss Jimmy!

Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor- These two are great sources of paleo ideas: Listen to them play off of one another, and I guarantee you will learn lots!  I like it that they are NOT an interview show- most shows are!  Not mine, though... and not theirs!
Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser and Revolution Health Radio:  I can’t believe I haven’t put him up top- Chris is THE most knowledgable guy
in Paleo, and if I was sick, HE is the one I’d want to be my doctor- really!  Just gone in for a weekly, shorter podcast- and only 30 minutes instead of LONG- Don’t miss Chris!

Paleo Magazine Radio:  This is another great one- lots of subjects, covered concisely in an entertaining and easily accessed manner!

Not Just Paleoo:  This is a very eclectic podcast- you never know just WHAT the young host, Evan Brand will cover next!  He goes into all sorts of stuff, and however strange it gets... it’s always interesting!  Recommended!


There are others, but this is the cream of the crop!  Put them all in your playlist, Downcast Stitcher, or Podcasts app, and listen on a regular basis- make this your “go-to” car driving entertainment.  CHANGE YOUR LIFE!  REGRAINWASH YOURSELF!!

I started my own transformation with books, and the internet.  But I’m here to tell you that NOTHING works better, faster, easier, or more efficiently than PODCASTS!

They will transform your life, and you health!



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Sunday, July 13, 2014

PaleoJay's Smoothie Cafe podcast #81- Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Healthiness!

PaleoJay’s Smoothie Cafe podcast #81-

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

What i’m going to say here will seem very controversial to some of you: BIG, Top-down sorts of solutions to things...

NEVER WORK OUT!

I really mean it- NEVER!

Ever since the original colonials in the US rebelled from the BIG, top down, high taxing, literally big wigs in England (and powdered wigs at that!), the wholesome, forward thinking self-determination of the individual citizen has been paramount!  The smallholder, the citizen farmer or tradesman, was empowered to self determination- no royalty telling him how to act!  No big government telling him (or her) how to behave... as long as they followed the law, which was determined collectively by the citizens at large, and refereed by the government.

Mostly, by the LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Once things become decided by big, impersonal, largely politically swayed and controlled entities, everything goes against the wishes of the actual, working citizen.

What does this have to do with the Paleo Smoothie Cafe?
What does this have to do with Health, Fitness, and Nutrition??

Everything.

It is BIG GOVERNMENT that has come out with the worthless FOOD PYRAMID, via the Dept. of Agriculture...

It is BIG GOVERNMENT via the FDA that tells us we can’t consume raw milk, and pour Amish milk and cream on the ground, by sending out armed SWAT teams to do so...

It is BIG FOOD corporations and Grain Cartels, that have the Big Government in their pockets that mandate the mantra, via their paid scientists, that “grains are good, meat and fat is bad”, that runs counter to all recent science...

It is BIG PHARMA that still allows advertising of DRUGS on TV, and that funds our medical schools, INDOCTRINATING medical doctors and dieticians in an utterly outdated scientific stance, telling us all, from the top down to “EAT PROCESSED, LOW FAT FOODS AND GRAINS- DON’T EAT REAL FOODS LIKE MEATS, DAIRY, AND VEGETABLES”!

Really, when you hear it put that way- isn’t it just obvious that Big is definitely... NOT better?

Virtually everything is better on the small, personal scale!
YOU can do an experiment of ONE on yourself:  what makes you feel better- eating real foods, real, Paleo, God made foods like pastured meats and dairy, wild caught seafoods, real fats like olive and coconut oil and butter and tallow, and naturally raised vegetables and fruits?

Or processed GMO grains, in the form of all sorts of snack foods, breads cakes and pastries, chips fries and breading, mostly fried in a slathering of industrial seed oils ala margarine, corn/cottonseed/peanut/safflower/canola/crisco-whatever crap trans-oil they can squeeze through chemical extraction out of virtually anything!!??

Try out both versions for a month or so...

You will know, beyond a doubt, within a couple of weeks which is best.  Common sense...
Thomas Paine

Yes, remember Common Sense by Thomas Paine, that helped to ignite our oh so productive Revolution from BIG Government?

Society, according to Paine, is everything constructive and good that people join together to accomplish. Government, on the other hand, is an institution whose sole purpose is to protect us from our own vices. Government has its origins in the evil of man and is therefore a necessary evil at best. Paine says that government's sole purpose is to protect life, liberty and property, and that a government should be judged solely on the basis of the extent to which it accomplishes this goal.

Wonderfully stated, both back in 1776, and just as well stated NOW.

Our government should be dominated by the SMALL governments: local, community governments!  THEY would not presume to tell us what to eat- we all know that they don’t have a clue- we do!  We eat ancestrally- what our grandparents ate, and theirs, and back forever- that’s what to eat- not what some sanctioned bureaucrat decides, after being bribed by industry or Big Government itself to ram down our throats for their own benefit.

I guess the bottom line is this: figure out health, nutrition, and fitness by yourself. Just as you figure out, by yourself how to live your life, make a living, put a roof over your head, choose a spouse, start a family, buy a car-

No one can, or should, tell you what to do- YOU do!

Thank God- we are all experiments of ONE!  WE can choose how to eat, where to live, how to raise our children, where and how to worship, how to exercise- when Big Government, Big Medicine, or big ANYTHING tries to butt in and intercede- tell them to Butt Out.

Real, Vital, Life-enhancing HEALTH is actually quite easy to achieve-

1.Just eat REAL FOODS. Foods made by God and Nature!
Your appetite will tell you how much.
Exercise NATURALLY.  No machines. No weights!  Bodyweight, and virtual resistance- using the muscle against itself, like a cat, ala Perfectly Paleo Exercise.
Dynamic Resistance!
Charles Atlas

You can use pushups, you can use gymnastic rings, you can use pullup bars and dip bars, p-bars and other “tools” to make you think into, and vitally flex and strengthen your muscles, tendons, and ligaments- but the ultimate tool is
your mind!

You have to flex each movement as intensively as possible, and then your results will be
AMAZING!

And none of it comes from outside of yourself.

You can do it all with only your own body, and mind- like a cat can, and does- with NO Big Cat Government telling them how to do it.

It’s really not that hard to do- you don’t need any BIG HEALTH organization like the Bodybuilder magazines, or fitness gurus, or P90X, Zumba, or any of the plethora of exercise gizmos and whatsits on the market like Crossfit, or exercise made up machines that fill the infomercial airwaves like myriads of locusts-

You can do it YOURSELF!

Virtual resistance?  Go to www.transformetrics.com/exercises and do those- now, you are started!

That is the beginning of Perfectly Paleo Exercise, in a nutshell, thanks to John Peterson, who is the modern day version of Charles Atlas.

And now, you are off and running- NO reliance on BIG authority telling you to ruin your joints with weight lifting or long, slow jogging...

No BIG authority telling you to do WOD’s or multiple sets to failure- (don’t ever exercise to failure, by the way!!)...

No Bigwig telling you what to eat- because- you just can NOT LISTEN!! (And tell others not to, as well!)

NO Big Pharma or Big Medicine telling you to TAKE DRUGS!!  JUST SAY NO!  LEGAL, OR ILLEGAL!!
The irony is, I don’t know which is worse!!

And so, there you go- in a long-winded (for me) sort of way, since I try to keep these podcasts short and sweet, I have endeavored to implore you to:

Ignore big government, as much as possible.  Go local, as much as you can in these troubled times-

Buy food locally. Know your farmer or rancher. Grow or raise as much of your own as you can!

Exercise at home, with your own body as the only resistance, mostly.( there are a few tools that can help you focus your bodily resistance effectively)- www.paleojay.com will keep you informed- more to follow!

Pay attention to your own health- OWN it!  NO ONE knows your body like you do- if eating a certain way works well for your health- how you feel and perform- keep doing it!!  Lab tests are... by and large, far inferior indicators, and  fall into the realm of “scientism”, or 19th century science.
Most of modern nutritional advice falls into this category.

Stay away from exercise “classes”- most are really, really bad!  You need to figure out your own way, your own “class” by yourself.  It really is NOT rocket science- every wild ANIMAL on earth has it figured out!

Crazy PaleoJay bottom line?
DON’T listen to big government- think for yourself!
LISTEN to your OWN BODY!  If it feel healthy, productive and natural to you, it probably IS! (no matter what someone else says)
Your Doctor knows nothing about nutrition!  He has no training- his training is drug based.
Nutrition claims on food packages are propaganda- LIES to fool you, via your friends in Big Government, Big Ag, Big FDA, and Big Advertising.
EAT REAL, GOD MADE FOOD- THAT’S ALL YOU NEED TO BE HEALTHY.
Ignore exercise gurus.  YOU are your own exercise guru- better by far than any other!! Even if you’ve never exercised before- your BODY and your mind will combine to be the perfect teacher, once you understand the basic principles.


And so, just remember that King George is long gone- small, local government should be the rule of the day in the USA...

It’s not, but it certainly SHOULD be- and, with your self-actualized help, it will be in the future-

Once again- Back to the future- back to Small, Local Government and all other referrees of our lives...

Because that is all that they really are, or should be:

Referrees!









Sunday, July 6, 2014

Microwaving your food is...GOOD!

I'm sure that many of you have read articles about the evils of microwaved foods...

I know I have, and so I endeavored to come to the bottom of the issue.  And the bottom is- (drumroll)-

Microwaving your food and beverages is not only SAFE-


It preserves nutrient value BETTER than most other forms of cooking!

So there.  

Here is an article on the blog of Paul Jaminet of the The Perfect Health Diet.  

He goes into detail on the latest, and older studies of microwaves and their effect on food.  I think the main problem is that we ALL, me included, have an innate distrust of what we perceive as processed foods.  And rightfully so!  Industrially processed and FAST foods are indeed largely unhealthy, and pernicious not only in how they affect our health, but also in how they effect our home lives by supplanting family meals, meal preparation, and just a wholesome life centered around the home and the kitchen.

BUT, and this is important, sometimes we need to look at the whole picture: 

Sure, Aunt Bea didn't use a microwave, since it was not yet invented!
 BUT, she WOULD have, and not skipped a beat in Mayberry, since it would simply have been another invention that would have made her daily meal preparation so much easier and efficient- for instance, if there had been one in the courthouse, Andy and Barney could have heated their meals there- Aunt Bea wouldn't need to bring them down from the house...

Mayberry aside, we don't want to be Paleo LUDDITES- people who fear technology, and shun it as entirely EVIL.  All technology is not necessarily evil at all, and microwaving our food, and iPhones, and computers, all seem to fall into this camp of USEFUL TECHNOLOGY.  

Such technology should be prized, not feared!

Here is another quick read about microwave cooking from the Harvard school.  

If you're not convinced yet, well then go ahead and give up microwaves!  It won't hurt you to do so...

But it sure won't help you, or your health, at ALL!

J

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day 25- What I wish I'd known as a teen





Paleo Quick Tip of the Day- What I WISH I had known about Diet and Exercise in my Teens!

Now, I am 62 years of age, and FINALLY think I have figured out a lot about proper diet, lifestyle, and exercise... but, how valuable would that have been when I was about 16??
INVALUABLE!

Unfortunately, back then, there was virtually nothing taught about it, and all that WAS given in the way of guidance was quite worthless.  And so, in my day, nothing was taught, and that was WAY BETTER than what is taught as almost a religion TODAY!

The American Medical Association, the FDA, American Dept. of Agriculture:

ALL of these hugely funded and highly regarded organizations teach LIES.

I don’t know how to say it any stronger!  They are all in the pocket of processed food and pharmaceutical drug companies- they are just advertisers, apologists, or SHILLS of those companies- they do not know, nor do they care about what can help you to be healthy, fit, strong, and lean-

They exist to sell processed, bad foods guaranteed to make you sick, fat, and unhealthy!

They exist to sell drugs to treat the SYMPTOMS (JUST the symptoms- not the root cause) of what ails you- sell you these drugs FOREVER!

THEY EXIST TO MAKE LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY... AT YOUR EXPENSE!

At the expense of your health, and at the expense of your wealth.

I know, this seems very cynical, but it is very true I’m afraid...

And so, here is what I offer you- whatever your age, but especially if you are young, in your teens or twenties:

You can have a long, happy life- living in a lean, healthy, lithe and sculpted body, to a very great age- without medicines, without acne, without being fat or weak, just by following a few basic principles that are time-tested (since caveman days!), and not at all hard to grasp or follow, once you understand them.

Don’t eat junk foods!  This is #1 for a reason- if you do nothing else, this one thing will put you light years ahead of your friends- DON’T eat processed, fake, man made crap food!  This means Doritos, cheetos, twinkies, Mcdonalds, ALL fast foods, packaged cereals, skim milk, velveeta (fake) cheese, Taco Bell (fake meat)- you get the idea!  Just REAL FOOD!  Meat, eggs, whole milk, cream, butter, all the vegetables you can get, fruit!
Don’t drink soda pop of “energy drinks”- Coke, Mt. Dew, Dr. Pepper Red Bull and suchlike- these are all probably some of the worst things you can put in your body!
I actually don’t know which is worse- sugar or corn syrup sweetened ones, or chemical sweetened ones.  They really suck!  As bad as cigarettes!!

For exercise, stick to bodyweight exercise, like (I hope) you were taught in grade school.  The pushup is #1- do this one exercise, and you will be light years ahead of your friends who start lifting weights or who do nothing but video games.
The weight lifters will eventually injure themselves, quit working out and become fat, and the video gamers will just gradually become fat (but without lifelong injuries)...  Neither is a good outcome!

Just do pushups, in front of the tv, and straight legged situps along with body weight squats (meaning squats with no resistance) for high reps.  Believe it or not, but you can build quite a body by doing this routine for about 30 minutes, a few times a week-
First thing in the morning is by far the best way- get up before everyone else!!

And I mean both boys (or men) and girls (or women)!!

Just do modified pushups or negative situps if you need them- build up as best you can.

There is tons of information on exercise at www.paleojay.com as you progress...  but just make sure to do 1,2,and 3 above on a regular basis.

One more thing:  Get at LEAST 8 hours of sleep per night!

Sleep is what truly makes you what you are- it is JUST as important as good, God made food!!  Do NOT miss out on SLEEP!

If you want to participate in high school sports, go ahead!  But, if you don’t, rest assured that you can become even MORE FIT by doing what I just told you- by yourself-
and this is fitness that will last, and grow, and actually become amazing to others-


FOR A LIFETIME

That is what I wish that I had known.  Do the above, and you will be clear-skinned, energetic, happy, healthy, lean and fit- guaranteed.  It really is that simple!



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