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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Conan and the Gods of the North

Here it is: a Christmas present for all of you, featuring one of my favorite characters of all time- Conan the Barbarian!  

I feel it is fitting, since Conan is a barbarian, which is one step up from a hunter gatherer, and probably the ideal human condition dietarily, and in many other ways as well, since a barbarian lives on the fringes of civilization and so can pick and choose which parts of civilization are good, and discard the rest!

I hope you like it; it's my first effort in this genre.


BarbarianJay Bowers of Barbarian Quick Tip of the Day

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #50 A New Year a New You!

pqtd #50  A New Year, A New You!


I am really excited by two things today- I really want you to follow me, along with your family, into the exciting world of real health!  I think the journey will be fun as well as rewarding for you, and the benefits are incalculable.


The first thing is this:  

This is something I just learned about via Chris Kresser, who is kind a Paleo healer guru, who also has his own podcast that I also recommend called Revolution Health Radio.  Put that in your podcast queue along with Paleo Quick Tip of the Day and PaleoJay’s Smoothie Cafe!  


Anyway, thrive market is a new online company that seems to have a lot of things figured out.  To start eating real, nutrient dense foods is oftentimes daunting, since the cost seems so high compared to grain and sugar processed crap.  Also, you need to do a lot of research to figure out which products are not only the highest quality, but are also the best bargain in terms of price...  enter !  Not only are their prices amazing (products are priced 25- 50% below what you would find them at stores or on Amazon)- but they have also researched the products in each category and chosen the ones that they deem the best both in terms of quality and price!  Now that makes things really simple.


Thrive is kind of like a mail order Costco- there is free shipping on any orders over $50- and so, wherever you live, you can get the best natural cleaning products, body care items, and supplements all shipped to your door.  You can get a free 30 day trial membership to try it out- I did!  So now, even if you live in a food desert, you can get great paleo ancestral foods and other items delivered right to you, at a discount!  And so, there is no excuse not to get healthy in this New Year!


The other thing I am excited by is this: Chris Kresser and Robb Wolfe have put together a Paleologix Total Transformation package!  Click below to learn more-

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The reason I am so excited about this is that for most normal, healthy young people- well, they can do just fine on standard paleo exercise and nutrition advice.  You know, just follow along right here, and you’ll learn to cut your grains and sugar, drastically up your intake of green veggies and natural, God made foods, good fats, and a few supplements like Vitamin D and iodine... 


But some of us, particularly those of us who have been following the Standard American Diet of diabesity for too long, and have either been overexercising with heavy weights or chronic cardio, or else doing nothing at all for exercise- well, let’s just say a lot of us are severely “broken”- we have contracted many ailments of the modern diet and lifestyle, and we need help!  


And that is where this program fits in- these two guys, Chris Kresser and Robb Wolfe are specialists in getting a system down for folks who are broken, who need the special help of a step-by-step approach individualized to YOU- not just a bare bones cookie cutter approach that may not be suited to YOU.


And so, those are my gifts to you- two rock solid tools that will ensure that you achieve your paleo goals in 2015!  You just have time to get started with both before the New Year begins!  Get yourself a Merry Christmas present, and then you WILL have a Happy New Year!!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #49 Sickness is the Absence of Health- Build your Terrain!

pqtd 49  Sickness is the absence of Health


That might sound redundant, and even silly.  But, it is not at all- Sickness, in most cases, is something that we can avoid!  It is the old Terrain theory of disease put in a nutshell- the stronger we make the “terrain” of our body, the less susceptible we are to disease.


This runs counter to the prevailing “wisdom” of that past 50 plus years or so, the idea that germs are the main cause of sickness, and if we can just keep ourselves away from bacteria and infections of all types, we will not get sick.  This misses the true point, especially since now the most recent science all supports the incredible importance of bacteria, both in our guts, and on our skin.  We are utterly dependent upon many strains of bacteria to survive, and especially to reach maximum health.  The point is to strengthen the terrain of our body by encouraging the beneficial bacteria to multiply and thrive in our bodies, and discourage the pathalogical strains.  We do this by eating properly, a largely ancestral or paleo diet of real, God and nature made foods, avoiding sugar and grains (that immediately turn into sugar!), and getting exercise in the right amount (not too much and not too little), and getting adequate sleep.


There are other factors in becoming really healthy, like consuming LOTS of green leafy veggies daily, getting adequate vitamin D, and avoiding toxins in our environment as much as possible.  All of these, added together, result in a lifestyle that will eliminate most all modern diseases, sickness, and common ailments!  Really!!


The key is this: concentrate NOT on vaccines, and pasteurization, and chemical based disinfectants and products- concentrate instead on adding in as much GOOD things into your diet and environment as you can!


Get good sleep nightly!  Black out your bedroom, put up curtains to keep out artificial night time lights, get the TV out, and all other electronics.  Eat really, really well- eliminate junk and fast food, processed foods, sugar grains and cereals.  Eat as much really good food as you can- don’t diet- just switch out what you are eating, and eat a LOT!  

Get a Vitamix blender and make a daily Paleo green smoothie- this one step can really boost your “terrain”!!

And do Perfectly Paleo Exercise- self resisted exercise, virtual resistance exercise, and body weight exercises, which will build your body and terrain up naturally, without the inevitable injuries and overstress that comes with weight and machine training- this type unnatural exercise will weaken your bodily terrain, and at the same time degrade your joints and tendons, setting you up for a lifetime of pain, and probably surgeries...


I include long distance running in this list of terrain weakening, body depleting exercise misinformation!  


And so, get started building your terrain!  Turn your body into a mighty fortress that can withstand most anything, and you won’t need to worry about (or suffer through) the modern sicknesses like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer- not to mention much lesser things like bad skin, bad teeth, depression, and gradually failing eyesight.  


You really can be your own superman or woman!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

pqtd 48 Get Rid of your S.A.D. diet like an old, ridiculous Leisure Suit

pqtd #48  Get RID of your S.A.D diet like an old, ridiculous Leisure Suit


That might seem like a strange analogy- comparing the standard American diet of today to that ridiculous costume of the early, disco-fueled 19970’s...

But, the two are not that different in their very outmodedness!


Think of the 1930’s and 40’s, when cigarettes were commonly prescribed by medical Doctors for various, made up and ridiculous reasons: improved digestion, enhanced relaxation, and other silly reasons with no foundation in fact.  Much the same thing happened in the 1960’s and especially in the 1970’s, when medical Doctors prescribed LOW FAT diets, counting calories, and long, punishing sessions of Aerobic exercise- mainly slow running, for hours and hours each week!  


And at the same time, millions of Americans (probably including most of these deluded doctors) were wearing stupid leisure suits, of which I will try to find some pictures to put up at 

Suffice it to say that they were silly, ridiculous disco outfits that were only popular among disco dancers in the late ‘70s or so for a few years.  They were kind of like Elvis’ later costumes, but without the glitz and show biz glamour...


And so, since you are probably NOT smoking cigarettes or wearing leisure suits today, what is it that many of you are doing that is wrong, out-dated, and proven to be wrong by current science??


Well, if you are eating low fat foods of any type, especially processed ones like low fat yogurt, breakfast cereals- anything in which the fat has been artificially tampered with- 


Well then you are essentially wearing a leisure suit, doing aerobic dancing, and smoking cigarettes!  You are so out of date you are a sad joke, and hurting yourself while you embarrass others...


And so, what to do?  BURN that old suit!  Throw out your cigarettes!! If you can’t quit, get a good eCig, and just smoke that instead- the same experience, but you’ll be smoking water vapor which is harmless instead of tobacco and chemicals!

And also, get rid of any kind of processed food, fast food, vegetable oil, 

and wheat!  Do NOT do long sessions of aerobics; do short sessions of intense, body weight, virtual, and self resisted exercises.  Rebound on a mini trampoline!  Sprint barefoot occasionally.


Now, your family won’t be embarrassed anymore!  You’ll be cool, wearing your Xero sandals, and sprinting in your yard or park.  Get a set of gymnastic rings for your basement or garage!  Shop for REAL FOODS at Trader Joe’s or best yet with your local farmer or rancher!!


NOW, you are COOL AT LAST!!

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