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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

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Taper Back Your Workouts podcast


Your daily workouts are crucial for your body, and mind! 


Not only in the gym, or your living room, but outside and in the woods, roads, and park.  They don’t need to be written down or chronicled, or obsessed over.  Not at all! But they do need to be something that you fit into your daily life, as an important part, forever.

When I was young, 20 or so, I started seriously working out with strength training.  As a skinny distance runner in high school running cross country, which was only 2 and 1/2 miles, I was not at all pleased with my progress!  I wanted to be like a superhero- strong, fit, and above all powerful.  So I started lifting weights, as so many do, 3 times per week.  Simple routines, of bench press, dips, military press, squats, bent over rows, chins, military press, and deadlifts.

Let me tell you; if you are young and implement such a strategy, you will very soon no longer be skinny!  It will really build you up, both inside and out.  Next, you will get into nutrition, and healthy eating.  If you learn all about healthy, high protein eating, within a year or so you will appear to be a different, improved person.  This is a wonderful way for young people to begin their adult lives!

Men or women, both will reap huge benefits from such a lifestyle.  At first I included much running, but I learned to keep the distances at about 2-3 miles maximum.  Anything else destroys your musculature, rather than enhancing it.  Walking with ski poles as resistance in the woods, or heavy hand walking are vastly superior exercises, as is simply walking barefoot in the woods.

So, for many years I lifted weights, quite heavily, sometimes too heavily, and learned that less can really be more- higher reps, less weight can be wonderful overall.  Your body can be sculpted as powerful and aesthetic together.

Now, in my 70’s, I am just as committed as ever.  But now, in the early mornings I stretch in the living room, and do ‘virtual resistance’ exercises, along with isometrics and calisthenics in the AM.  I do it in front of the television, and let me tell you it is the high point of my day!  I pretty much only watch TV while exercising, and so that early morning 1 hour is entertaining, in that I awaken both my body and my mind together!  I start the day both refreshed and happy, and my body is tuned and ready.  I highly recommend this ‘coupling’ of workouts with the reward of television.  

I used to do an afternoon workout later, around 3 or 4 PM, of pure strength training in my dungeon of a basement with weights, a power rack, and benches.  I would do that workout as a split- usually lower body one day, and upper the next.  

At first I alternated day by day.  As I aged, I realized that was too much, and would work my upper body one day, take a day off (but always keep the morning workout), and then do the lower body.  Take another day off, and repeat.  Worked wonderfully, as did replacing bench presses largely with gymnastic rings pushups, and squats with pistol squats on the rings, and ring rows.  Added isometric/aerobic presses and chins  and dips in the power rack, for time.  (Timed static contractions, where you press constantly against the immovable rack bar for a minute or more).

I also often go for a stroll in my woods, with heavy hand dumbbells or ski poles.  Just for 15 minutes or so, which is refreshing!  Being retired, I now have the gift of time, and I try to take full advantage of this luxury.

I have largely stopped sprinting in my yard barefoot.  I seems to be overly draining now.  As do my daily workouts, sometimes…

Now, I only want to maintain.  I will increase weights or resistance at times, but only if it feels right.  And, if I do a set of heavy deadlifts on lower body day, I might decide to not train my next weight session for 2 days, or even 3, if I don’t feel recovered.  I above all don’t want to risk injury chasing ‘faster progress’.  An extra day of rest, or ‘tapering’, can enhance your progress, not slow it.

Age is inevitable.  But, it doesn’t need to stop your progress and joy of movement and strength!  You just need to work with your age in mind.  You can go long in life with a very healthy, strong body, if you use your wits in your favor.  

As death’s bony grasp slowly starts to embrace you, just smile and continue to strengthen the muscular shield of your body, so his skinny little finger bones just slither harmlessly from you.  

For Death may be inevitable and relentless, but he is a weak, skinny little foe.  You can shrug him off, and kick sand in his face for a long time to come!  For you are strong, and getting stronger, day by day.  He is a weakling, and only tries to be a scary bully because he is so scrawny and insecure.  If you keep him at bay, by being so strong and awesome despite your age- bravo.  

Be like my mom, Aunt Janie, and Uncle Bob- 97, 100, and 101 respectively.  

“Rage, rage, against the dying of the light!”

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Magnesium Oil for YOU! podcast


You don’t have enough magnesium!  Probably, because almost no one does.  The levels have been dropping in food sources for decades, and the diseases and illnesses caused by this lack are growing by leaps and bounds:  high blood pressure, inability to sleep and relax, migraines and headaches, arthritis, diabetes (studies show magnesium is necessary to properly convert carbs and sugars), and the list goes on.

To even metabolize vitamin D you need adequate magnesium, and many mental phobias such as anxiety are linked to inadequate levels, and it also appears to be a shield of sorts against Parkinson’s and Alzheimers.

Magnesium even is crucial to enable bone mineral density in post-menopausal women, along with relief from constipation (by relieving the smooth muscle in the gut) and also of gut problems and indigestion.

Magnesium oil seems to me to be the best vehicle to bolster your levels!  If a food source has to be consumed and pass through your gut, only a fraction will be absorbed.  I injured my shoulder, and started spraying magnesium oil onto my left arm to relieve the constant ache.  It worked amazingly well!

It absorbs quickly, and seems similar to the coconut oil that I usually put on my skin after a shower.  It moisturizes, and then the magnesium absorbs directly through the skin into the body, bypassing the digestive system entirely.  So, a few sprays on your skin, and your magnesium levels are upped immediately- it relieves my shoulder and arm pain in a matter of minutes!

Of course, the added total body benefits are also spread throughout your entire body, without interference.  To start using this natural supplement in this form seems to me to be a no-brainer!

I am not a big supplement proponent, being instead one that recommends you get all you need from real food instead. But for me, magnesium oil and liquid vitamin D3 are exceptions in this modern world we live in.  Oh, and I also supplement with a small amount of liquid iodine in my smoothies, which also contain the liquid D3.  Sunlight (and its accompanying vitamin D), and iodine (which is also very depleted in modern diets) are crucial, and easily supplemented.  

But Magnesium is best absorbed through the ‘many mouths’ of the skin, and so are completely put to work in the entire body, without either being partially destroyed in the gut, or in causing indigestion as well.

The best part of protecting your health with magnesium oil, liquid vitamin D, and Iodine?  Very cheap, very simple, and with incredible benefits with no side effects!  Find a Doctor’s prescription like that.  

This is a short podcast, but I think the bottom line is priceless.  I had to get it out to you!  Whenever I find something that is incredibly beneficial, with no downsides; that can literally help millions of people- I can’t help shouting it from the rooftops, or from your iPhone!

Get yourself some Magnesium oil, and spray yourself to health.  Anywhere on your skin is OK, but by the lymph glands (under your arms) is the fastest.  And strangely, on your feet is recommended by many…

Experiment!  There is NO wrong way, and the upside is HUGE! 

Friday, October 27, 2023

Get Ready!! - Something MAJOR is about to UNFOLD!

Oral Health for Total Health podcast

 Perhaps you’ve heard that our ancient Cro-Magnon ancestors in Europe of perhaps 35,000 years ago and more tend to have near-perfect dentition, despite not having toothbrushes, floss, or dentists…

Why do you suppose this is?  And it’s not because they lived such short lives that they didn’t have time to develop cavities and the like.  Some did die young; indeed, such active lives in the outdoors, hunting with primitive tools and fighting large animals took their toll.  But, as always when comparing mortality in ancient times, we often forget that mortality figures are skewed by infant mortality in those times before hospitals and birthing assistance.  Many infants (and young mothers) dying in childbirth just make overall death rates far more likely, and much younger.

Indeed, many Cro-magnon men and women, once they reached adulthood, went on to live quite long lives.  After all- they all exercised intensively, perforce, and ate a wonderful, Paleolithic diet of mostly meat, with some fruits and vegetables, when available.  No sedentary couch potatoes were possible in those times!

Most skulls of these early humans display wonderful tooth health, lifelong, unless a tooth was literally knocked out by a bad fall, or in a brutal fight.  Today, strangely, virtually all of us, with very few exceptions, have many major tooth and gums interventions over our lives, at great pain and expense.  Why?

Back to the Future:

Certain things we are encouraged to do today should be gotten rid of!  Others should be supplemented by other practices, ones that are more rooted in the biology of our Paleolithic ancestors.  

For instance, I believe that dentist ‘interventions’ should be kept at the minimum.  Sterilizing your oral cavity by, say going inside your mouth and completely carpet bombing the microbiome of your mouth and teeth, will destroy the bad bacteria, but also killing all of the good bacteria.  Here is what recent research, and myself recommend:

Do NOT floss!  Almost all dentists will deny it, but flossing pushes the bacteria from between the teeth deep into the gums.  Not good!

Use a water pick appliance instead. Water gently flushes the teeth and gums, and does so comparatively gently.


Don’t brush 3X per day, and don’t use a fluoridated toothpaste.  

Once at night before bed is plenty.  An electric toothbrush is the best, followed by the Water Pick.  Use a natural toothpaste like Earth Paste.  If you can, avoid fluoridated water- fluoride is actually a toxic chemical, that causes weaker, more brittle teeth that also become mottled and brownish-yellow.

Do buy Xylitol sweetened gums and candies!

Xylitol, which is a natural sweetener made from plants, is indigestible to the bad bacteria in your mouth.  BUT, they don’t know it, and eat that xylitol to their fill- and then starve!  Then, the good bacteria can multiply therein…

The last, and most transformative to your dental health, is to start oil pulling daily!  If you’re not familiar with this ancient Ayurvedic practice, here is how to do it:

Keep a little dish or bowl of coconut oil in your bathroom.  Sprinkle it liberally with Xylitol.  (It’s inexpensive, and can be used in baked goods as well in lieu of sugar).  

Each day, as you prepare to shower, cut a small piece of the hardened oil (in winter), and spoon out a bit into your mouth in summer.  Start in to “swishing’ it about in your mouth as you shower, pushing it all around, through your teeth, whatever, as you go.

At the end of your bathroom routine (mine is each morning after my workout), spit the oil out into the toilet, knowing that bad bacteria galore has been starved and swept via the oil out of your oral cavity!  You are now clean as the wind-driven snow, without using harsh chemicals ala the dentist, and yet your mouth is thriving with beneficial organisms working avidly on your oral health.  For their health, is your health!  You are a team, for life.

That is it.  Of course, the more carnivorous your overall diet, the better it is for your health, both of mouth, and body!  Sugar is bad for you, and best avoided, and while honey, maple syrup, and fruit are all better than sugar: they should be minimized.  

Animal products are your friends in food.  Dairy, meat, and animal fats like tallow and butter and cheese are all wonderful!  

Seed oils: margarine, corn and every other vegetable nightmare oil are horrible!  Also, many vegetables like spinach and beet greens and kale are loaded with oxalates, which are very damaging.  

But, that is the subject for another podcast…

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Live in the Country podcast


Let’s say you are young, 18-22 or so, and just starting out in life.  You are hopefully well educated, and undoubtedly have some ideas of what you want to do, and how to support yourself, hopefully along with a family before too long.  

Along with basic questions of career, and just how to get started, you really should consider as vitally important just where you should live!  City and metropolitan area, suburbs of a large city, or small town and country?

Well, since the largest cities, like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Detroit are now all crumbling, crime-infested snake pits- well, I would avoid them at all costs.  Especially if considering a family!  The school systems in such places are horrible beyond words, as are all public works they control; things like water supplies are largely contaminated, crime is both unpunished and out-of-control, and the very air you breathe there is filthy.  

Suburbs around cities tend to be much nicer, but the cost of housing in such places is prohibitive.  It depends on the job you can get, but  any normal income is almost impossible in such places to be enough, even with husband and wife both working, which is not ideal at all.

In my opinion, I would do exactly in your position as I did, many years ago.  Get educated, either in college of in a vocational tech school, and then save all you can for a few years.  Don’t live at home and be a freeloader; this is actually immoral, and a coward’s way out.  Live cheaply, and work hard.  Find a potential spouse who will do the same!  This will serve to separate the ‘wheat from the chaff’, and the two of you will build your characters and work ethic along with your bank account!

During this period in your life, work also on your health!  After work hours (or before), make sure to work out daily, building your body and your ‘terrain’, by eating as healthily as you can, and fortifying your body and mind with animal protein and some vegetables.  Also, teach yourself to cook such healthy foods, which will be both more economical and good for you than eating out.  Avoid fast foods, and processed foods completely!

And do not fail to also build your spiritual life!  Find a good church (smaller is better), and attend regularly.  Pray, and attend to the development of your soul!  This may be the most important direction of all, so be attentive to what your deepest self truly desires.

All throughout this period of life, research and think about where you would like to live.  Do you love where you already are, and is it a small town or city with rural surroundings?  That is just fine, so start to look for a homestead for your family, a place where you can live peacefully forever.

If you don’t live in such a place, then look for what would be your ideal.  This could vary, but would be quite rural if you value western civilization a community of shared values.  Multicultural places tend to be fractious, unsafe, and eventually anti-civilization!

Exotic locales might sound good, but actually are only good for vacations!  People of European descent, such as myself and probably you, are evolved in a cold, harsh climate.  We need struggle and hardship, things to solve and conquer.  Without real accomplishments, Western man is unfulfilled, and never really happy!  Hence our endless upward climb…

Only when other racial groups come to join us, do we begin to unravel.  Stay in a homogenous area, above all!

And so, you’ve found a rural area with natural beauty, clean air and water, and folk that are very like yourself.  You also need to be able to find a good job there, one in which you are able to excel in.  Don’t look for ‘prestige’ in your job, look for ‘fulfilling’ and ‘meaningful’.  Of course, ample pay is also very important!  A paycheck that can pay the mortgage on a very nice home and acreage; for I recommend buying your Last Home First!

That’s what I did.  I bought a home where I looked at the land first, and the actual house on it second.  The land can never be changed, or moved.  It is the “location location location” that realtors always talk of as being the three most important factors in real estate!  Buy that FIRST.

But that said, and house is also very important. So bear both in mind, but the home itself can always be fixed and repaired; the land never.

Pay more than you would like to, and you won’t regret it on a wonderful property!  It may be a stretch in the beginning, but in 10 years or so, the land will undoubtedly seem like a bargain that you will be so thankful you bought in the future as land and homes further appreciate in price.

And so, there is some timeless, wonderful paleo ancestral advice!  It worked for me, here in western Wisconsin, and now I am living here still with my grandchildren growing up around me.  For this is another wonderful effect of choosing a place, and raising your family there:

They never have to move!  They can follow in your footsteps, in the path you forged for them, long ago.  You chose a ‘forever place and land’, and showed them how to live, work, play and worship in that land.  And you will be there to help them, and enjoy them and their families!

This is the ancestral way.  It always has been.  Only by following this path can we be truly happy, and healthy.  It is the way of the European, and his descendants, forever.