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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Carnivore Diet podcast review

 I just finished reading Paul Saladino’s well researched book The Carnivore Code.  This is not an ‘easy read’ type of book, and that is just as well, since he goes into great detail on all of the why’s and wherefores of following the ultimate no carb diet.   The reading is not easy or simple, since it is so deeply researched and explained, which is a strong plus for serious students of diet and nutrition.

The author is very convincing in his arguments, and is also well spoken, as I have also watched many of his YouTube videos and am a (permanent) subscriber to his podcast.  Even his podcasts and videos are long, and go into great depths.  Luckily, he is an entertaining and engaging character, and quite likeable.  Look him up- I’m sure you will be both entertained and instructed, as I was.

What I find both the most compelling and also the most difficult part of his book to incorporate is not his recommendation to cut out most vegetables, especially those with high oxalates (like spinach, kelp, and other leafy greens) and most nightshades (like tomatoes and peppers); no, it is his praising the merits of organ meats, like liver, heart, brains, and testicles…

I have experienced the downside of high oxalates in the somewhat recent past, where I got a kidney stone from ignorantly including beets and beet greens in my daily smoothies for several weeks!  I was like most people, thinking ‘greens are all good for us’, and knowing nothing of oxalates.  Let me conclude by saying that kidney stones are very painful, and something to be avoided at all costs!

There is a simple cure though- chanca piedra- which is an herb extract you can buy online, from a South American herb.  It dissolves the stone, quickly in my case- but only after several days of pure agony!  Just avoid the problem by avoiding oxalates- my smoothies are much less veggie laden these days.

But back to the organ meats- it is hard to make ourselves eat some of this stuff.    I think that liver is the most important and nutrient loaded organ, and I just eat liverwurst and braunschweiger with a few gluten free crackers frequently.   I actually like it in that form!

Sardines are another great way to include ‘head to tail’ carnivore eating, and not painful at all to consume.  Various pate’s are good as well, but it is also good to know that beef is king!  So good, and so very nutrient rich- people who avoid beef are the most misled people on the planet.  Only wealthy, spoiled first-world people can convince themselves to avoid wonderful foods like beef and instead eat ‘survival fall back foods’ like plants and grains on purpose.  Hunter gatherers always go right for the protein and fat- real food powerhouses!

So, like most things, I realize that Dr Paul Saladino and other members of the Carnivore club have lots of good information to offer.  As in the book by paleo guru Robb Wolf called Sacred Cow,  a big portion is devoted to showing how raising beef is anything but bad for sustainability and the environment, and is, in fact the only way to save our soil and return fertility to our earth.

So, what is my verdict?  Well, like the Keto Diet that has been the bee’s knees for quite a while now, I think that the Carnivore diet is a wonderful diet for a reset.  To address and autoimmune disease, either Keto of Carnivore is a wonderful option.  In fact, if I had an autoimmune disease or condition, I would immediately go carnivore until it resolved.  Then, I would add in food items, one at a time, and see which ones caused problems.  

If my arthritis, or diabetes, or any number of other conditions disappeared, I would carefully experiment to find out which foods could be included and not nudge me back towards sickness.  Because I realize that every single person is different, and what is poison for one of us, is easily detoxified by another.  Out job as ancestral people is to determine which ones are bad for us, and avoid them!

And also to find which foodstuffs best fortify us to look, feel, and perform at our very best.  And, of course, not only foods, but the best environment for ourselves and our family, with the best pure water, air, and nonstressful living area for us to thrive in and enjoy!  A place with dark nights and peaceful sleeping arrangements, and blessed with an abundance of unspoiled Nature.

A place without riots and protests, looting and burning is just as important as what we eat!  More about this in my next podcast. Which will look into the importance of living in small towns and cities, rather than our urban areas, which are rapidly proving themselves not only unnecessary in the age of the internet- but are actually becoming more and more hellish wastelands of crime, corruption, and pure evil!  

But for now, remember this: eat more meat and seafood, not less!  Use plants as a condiment for the most part, meaning sparing use to dress up what should always be the main course and focus:  Animal Foods!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Big Cities are Fatally Flawed podcast

 We now live in a time when all of our major cities are failing.  We panic, wondering what is now different: why, oh why are New York city, Chicago, Detroit of course all failing, all such abhorrent places of crime, violence and mayhem?  All  bankrupt, and all being run by horrible governments that are hastening their decline??

But we forget, all of us forget our own Western history- it has ever been thus.  Indeed, part of our decline is caused by us no longer teaching and learning our own history…

And so it is that our youth no longer have any inkling of what has come before, and instead are directed to study the minutia of alien cultures, inconsequential inferior cultures, that have nothing to do with us at all.  For, after all, it is the case that Western Culture and Civilization is now the Civilization and Culture of the world.  All of our history has culminated in that single fact.

And so- let’s focus our attention on the so-called Eternal City- ROME.  For over 1,000 years Rome lasted, starting as a small city of landholders that banded together for defense.  Since they fought to defend their own small holdings of farmland, they were motivated to fight very hard.  They were determined to save their own land, and the land that made up their small city-state!  

This made them very effective against attackers, who were usually either bandits who only fought for plunder, or hired soldiers who fought for pay, and thus ready to give up if the fighting became too hard and costly.

You cannot overestimate the intensity with which those who fight freely, who fight to protect their own family and property, will fight!  Against such those who fight for booty and pay are no match at all- they will cut and run whenever things get too difficult.  

Also, the Romans were free men in those days.  They fought for their own liberty, their own families, and their neighbors and kin.  And they developed ever-increasingly efficient ways of doing so, much as early militias did in the Colonial era of US history.  They worked at it, knowing how important it was!

Fast forward to now:

We started as 13 small city states, similar in values and culture to ancient Greece and the inheritor of that culture, Rome.  We basically formed a citizen militia to rebel against the English monarchy, and succeeded!  We were known then as the Protestant Experiment.  And we succeeded wildly, beyond what anyone, including our Founding Fathers, could have expected.

Like Rome, we set off to explore and conquer the continent on which we were living, North America.  We settled the land in record time, and so we had our own empire!  Many liberal sorts would say we conquered the native peoples, but that is what has been done since the beginning of time- a more virile people with superior technology conquers another.  Land is only acquired through force of arms…

We did very well for over 200 years, better really than any culture before us, in every way, shape, and form.  And then, like Rome, our ‘elites’, meaning those who acquired obscene amounts of wealth like corrupt politicians and celebrities of various sorts rather than through productive work, began to idolize those from other, more primitive cultures.  

The elite Romans used to color their skin pale white and dye their hair blonde, and even to wear trousers to look like the barbarians from Germania- they were idolizing their enemies!  These same Germans were hired into their armies, since the native Romans were now given either to decadent luxuries (the elite), or else welfare (the dole) for the displaced rural poor, who now crowded into bigger and bigger cities.

Slaves did work for the vast estates of the elites, displacing any native workers and contractors.  Just as now, we import huge numbers of illegal immigrants to be our modern ’slaves’ in all but name to do our work for the elite of today.

Our shared culture, that of Western Europe, is being dismantled, while the elite push for multiculturalism instead, which just means no shared culture at all!  We are being displaced in our own country, with the blessing of the elites, since they will not be effected, in their gated communities with private police forces and private schools.  They actually come to think of themselves as ‘citizens of the world’ rather than as yeoman small landowners in a cohesive society of peers of their own tribe.  

And now, as in ancient Rome, Americans are flowing our of big cities like a tidal wave!  The crime and corruption, the dismantling of our very police forces, are destroying our cities from within.  Whole generations of the ‘Multicultural people’ within our cities have been supported by the real citizens and workers of our civilization, to everyone’s detriment.  

Even our very churches support the displacement and disempowerment of our own people because of pathological altruism.  This is being altruistic to the point where you are harming yourself and others!  

This is when we allow endless migration into our cities so that they cannot even function due to overpopulation and overloading of school, public housing, and welfare costs.  It is also when we give low IQ people money for having children they have no way of supporting, and even when we make lunches endlessly at churches and other organizations for the children whose parents are gradually enabled to do virtually nothing for their own offspring!  We enable them to be lazy and self-indulgent, and they grow to expect ever more and more- this is pathological altruism.

When a welfare single mother is given the cash and equivalents of $70,000 dollars per year, per child, for doing nothing- this is pathological, even suicidal altruism.  And this is what is happening, and it is bankrupting the nation.  

The big cities, the “modern Romes” of America- make no mistake, they are collapsing before our eyes.  I have suggested to move our of cities to more rural areas, small towns and cities for years now, since what has been happening is so obvious to anyone who knows history.

The best thing is that, in what is now considered RED America, not only in the cost of living much cheaper- it is also far safer, and far better quality!    I know that the suburbs around big cities have been pretty safe up to now, but I fear that that will not continue.  The ennobled rioters and looters that infest our major cities are continually now saying that they need to ‘burn and loot in the suburbs’, and as they destroy the downtowns of the major cities, I predict they will branch out for easier pickings in the suburbs.  

So, move to a rural area, far from major cities!  Learn rural skills, and become familiar with guns.  Just as the fall of Rome was the beginning of the feudal era, when people moved to the countryside and built fortified castles- so must we too do likewise!  It is that serious; let’s just hope it is not too late to turn things around.  At least Trump has the potential to seriously slow things down, and perhaps to reverse this unravelling of civilization!