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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Why I don't "Lift Heavy Things" for exercise...

This is why I recommend my book, Perfectly Paleo Exercise!

Within its pages you will find bodyweight, self-resisted, and isometric types of exercise, along with sprinting and heavyhands and ski pole forest walking.  Plenty of stretching, too... the sort of exercise that suits you for a long, functional, and healthy life.  And gives you an aesthetic type of build, not the bulky, blocky form of a troglodyte.

Beware of heavy weight lifting- it does not build total health!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fight Autoimmune disease with One Common Household Ingredient- on PQTD podcast

Really?  Autoimmune diseases, the scourge of the modern age?  You can help them with baking soda?

Yes, it really does appear to be true: taking 1/2 tsp. per day of plain old baking soda, dissolved in water,  activates an anti-inflammatory pathway that is mediated by the neuronal-like function of mesothelial cells that line your internal organs.  Consuming baking soda appears to prime your immune system against inflammation.

This is huge- it means this cheap, household item can help improve your immune system so it does not overreact.  This overreaction of the immune system, instigated in the organ of the spleen, is what causes the white blood cells of the body to attack its own organs and cells.  This is what autoimmune diseases are, those diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  RA attacks the joints, type 1 diabetes the pancreas, lupus attacks multiple parts of the body, and psoriasis attacks the skin.  And so it goes- autoimmune diseases are not only a widespread plague, they also are incurable.

But now, it appears we have a potent weapon against them- baking soda, which naturally calms the immune system, easing your symptoms and the progression of your disease.  Recent studies have proven its effectiveness against RA, but all diseases of autoimmunity should benefit as well.

Of course, there are already proven steps we can take against autoimmune diseases, and they should be used in concert with this baking soda protocol.  The trials used baking soda dissolved in water, but I believe that it doesn’t matter if it is taken with water, or in a capsule.  I plan to put baking soda powder directly in my smoothie, running it through the Vitamix blender along with the kefir, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and ginger root I also use.  Along with dark green leafy and cruciferous vegetables, and berries.  All of these are also proven fighters against autoimmunity, and so this is one more tool in my arsenal.  

In addition: if you already have an autoimmune disease, eliminate nightshades!  I would go so far as to eliminate tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and even white potatoes- all are nightshades, and plants from the new world of the Americas- we did not evolve with them, and so many of us have real problems with the nightshade family of vegetables.  Even eggs can be problematic for someone who already has an autoimmune disease.  Just try eliminating these vegetables one at a time, and see if they are causing you trouble.  (The last I would eliminate is eggs, but that is just me.  If your eggs are good, pastured eggs from free ranging chickens, I would expect them to be fine for anyone).

But the main goal for you in total health goes back to a paleo or ancestral type of diet overall!  Lower sugar and carbs, no wheat or processed and fast foods, and pastured eggs, pork, beef, and wild caught seafood.  It’s really simple, overall- eat as your paleolithic ancestors ate, exercise daily as they did, spend time in nature, and cultivate a tribal and familial community.  Nurture your faith as well- religion is ‘hard-wired’ into our species.  Eliminate it at your extreme peril!

Friday, October 19, 2018

The ONE Exercise you should be doing DAILY podcast pqtd

This is the starting pose... Just hold 3 or 4 times!

I know that the number one reason given for not exercising is TIME.  This is understandable, since our modern lives have become busy to a fault- it would be much better if we would winnow through the many things we do, like watching television and reading facebook, and make more time to exercise.  It would make us healthier in body and mind!

But, for those of you with young children especially, and also those of you with jobs taking up long hours, I know that time is of the essence, and so I have a strong recommendation for you:  

Do a full body isometric contraction 3 times in succession, several times per day!

That’s it.  Just stand relaxed, hands at your sides.  Then slowly contract every muscle in your body, starting with the calves, and gradually tensing each muscle group in your body, from thighs to butt, to abs to chest to back to shoulders- all just by isometrically tensing each group.  Keep breathing throughout, don’t hold your breath, but tense hard and hold for about 7 seconds.  Relax briefly, and then repeat two more times.  

Everyone has time for this exercise!  You can do it while pumping gas at the station, or in front of the tv.  You can do it in front of the bathroom mirror, which helps you to observe the tensing, and gain you better muscle control.  You can do it while frying eggs in the morning, or standing on the deck in the early morning, or in the evening as well.  

It takes a couple of minutes each time, and so that is about 6 minutes per day- and those minutes are spread out conveniently through the day.  And you will be surprised at the great effect it has not only on your physique, but on your circulation and blood pressure.

This was popularized in the 1980’s by a man named Dr. Kiveloff, but it has been used and written about since the 1960’s as a means to lower blood pressure.    It also has been used to help with controlling blood sugar in diabetics, and in improving the circulation of such patients as well.  Why not use it yourself, as a healthy person, and thereby prevent such problems from happening?  And, if you do have high blood pressure: this technique has been shown to lower blood pressure at least as well as prescription drugs.

So do it, daily!  You get more bang for your effort from isometrics than any other form of exercise: more raw strength, more tendon and ligament toughening, and almost no chance of injury.  It is a no-brainer, whether you are an experienced athlete of any type, or confined to a bed.  (You can even to it lying down!!

But I see it as a ‘gateway exercise drug’.  Once you see and feel what this simple addition of exercise does for you- you will be inspired to add in more.  Success breeds more success, and as you become healthier, you will want to add in more exercise- pushups, sit ups, heavy-hand of ski pole walking through the woods, stretching on the floor, virtual resistance or ‘tiger moves’-which are kind of “moving isometrics”.  I like to do that latter on a rebounder!

You get the idea: take a step in a healthy direction, and you will want to take more and more.  But for now, just do the isometric full body contraction!  Even if that is all you ever do, you will be a far healthier and happier person because of it.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Your TRUE Paleo Tribe is LOCAL podcast on PQTD

One of the ways in which we have betrayed our genetic heritage, along with abandoning the eating of real, God made foods, is to try to claim allegiance to ‘global’ ideals rather than concentrating on our own tribe.  For human beings evolved as tribal, social animals, just as wolves are pack animals and cattle are herd animals.  Such small, regional, and racially similar groupings are necessary for smooth, healthy functioning of both our local society, and for the health of the individual within that group.  Only in such a fashion are we naturally equipped to maximize both our mental and physical health.

Just as big, industrialized processed food has replaced good, pastured meats and vegetables with high fructose corn syrup laden concoctions of unnaturally altered strains of wheat and GMO foods- so too has our natural, native attachment to those of our own genetic type rather than to an artificially big government mandated ‘globalism’.  We are told to erase our borders, to interbreed with other of nations and cultures and races completely incompatible with our own, and we are told this is good and only fair.  This is complete nonsense, and actually a form of cultural and racial suicide!

When we are with other who are like us, with similar points of view, cultural assumptions, and intelligence- it is then that we are in our natural, healthy state.  This is the sort of group that makes up our tribe.  In a group such as this, there is a high level of innate trust, with very low crime, and a natural coming together of all to work together to accomplish things for the tribe.  It’s actually just common sense, and was pretty much assumed by members of all peoples of all the human races since the beginning of time itself.  We evolved this way!

Any time before now in history, it would have been seen as absurd to import people from far away, and in many cases natural enemy tribes and peoples into our own.  People with different gods, different assumptions about how to treat women, children, and even peoples such as ourselves, the tribe importing them; why, taking in people, like Muslims, who have been our open enemies and the enemies of Western Civilization for thousands of years is the height of folly.

And yet, we are doing it, both here, and even more so in Europe!  This just goes to show how far we have fallen in matters of common sense: just as our great grandparents and previous generations would have never given up eating high fat meat and dairy products and replace them with a low fat, high carb diet of sugary junk- so to would none of our forebears have allowed, much less subsidized parasitic, low IQ people into our civilization that have actually committed to destroying us and our culture.  

What are other things that our ancestors knew to be true, and what are things we do commonly now that they would never, ever do?  Well, we consent to live in large, crowded, crime-infested cities.  We live in little boxes high in the air, cut off from the nature in which we evolved to live, breathing polluted air and drinking chlorine and fluoride contaminated water.  Of course, as I mentioned, our food is largely completely devoid of nutrition, and overloaded with calories.  We don’t see animals in their native state, with which we have had a symbiotic relationship since the beginning of our evolution.

Our meats are raised in CAFO’s, or confined animal feeding operations, where they are fed unnatural (for them) grains, that marble them with fat, and load them up with enough antibiotics to keep their unhealthy bodies alive long enough to slaughter.  We even farm our fish, and so all of us are miserable and unhappy together!

In a way, we in the modern world are also raised in our own Human CAFO’s, confined into little cubicles where all we do is stare at screens all day for work, and all night at home for entertainment!  Most of us never feel the grass beneath our bare feet, never know the exhilaration of cutting a tree, stacking wood, hunting, or growing a garden.  It is, in a way, like going through a shadowy life in limbo, never actually having lived at all…

My advice to anyone, be they young or old, is to get out of the city and suburbs, the metropolitan areas.  Small cities are better, small towns and rural areas are the best for real, paleo, tribal, natural living!  Here there is nature, and also a human scale of government, where everyone has a voice, and the predominant voice is one of common sense.  The larger scale you go to, whether it is national government, big corporations, big medicine and big pharmaceuticals, big unions- these large scale operations are inevitably corrupt.  Limousine liberals, who have allegiance only to their elite circles of privilege.   Crime and immigrants are kept far from their gated communities at gunpoint; you, however- at least if you live in a big metropolitan area- will be denied firearms at all do defend yourself!  The elite have largely become the epitome of hypocrisy.

Even if you can, do not ally yourself with this group of elite globalists.  They have sold their souls for money and power, and the rest of us are just tools for them to use.  Escape them as best you can- go rural young man and woman!  I have spoken with people who are living good, paleo lives with their tribes and families.  Many are in the midwest, like me, but they are many places in the US I have found.  

I talked with one from Canada, Kelowna was the town, and it looked like a delightful area, even way up there.  And there are tribal folks, good people all, who are living as nature, God, and evolution intended us to live in Texas, Kentucky,Virginia, Vermont and New England.Australia, New Zealand, rural England  and Ireland- the list goes on and on.  Almost every European country is an outpost of Western Civilization, spread throughout the world.  Unless they have been destroyed by some self-styled “elitists” of one stripe or another, then there is a strong element of trust in the culture, and with hard work you can make yourself happy and fulfilled there.

Hopefully, the immigration will dwindle drastically.  Europe is at the point where they need to actually send many back to where they came from!  Those people need to build and improve their own countries, not escape to and be supported by us.  Even the Dalai Lama has come out in favor of this recently.

Every tribe needs their own valley, their own “cave”, their own mountainside or island.  Our destiny is among our own tribe, our own people.  We must provide for ourselves!  We are free to give to other tribes - but only on our terms, not the terms of the global elites- and we should only give to help them to build their own lands.  To help to learn them fish, as it is said, rather than to give them endless food and everything else.  

Every people needs their own land.  With either a stout wall, or else like the Spartans or the Swiss- enough weapons in every household to defend those lands against invaders, and migrants!  For, in the last analysis- those are really the same thing.