Aug 15, 2022

I think Dr Saladino has his head screwed on straight:

“Good morning!

How many of us live in a type of human zoo, constrained by cities, in front of glowing screens, pseudo-connected to other humans via the unsatisfying digital world?

I do some of the time. We all do…

And my personal goal (this should be yours too) is to get out of the cage as MUCH as possible.

Because are we so foolish as to believe that in a blink of an eye we can discard the ways of our past – how we have eaten, how we have lived in nature, how we have created community, and how we have explored and taken risks, without suffering dire consequences, usually in the form of massive unhappiness and abysmal health? 

I’m not falling for it, and you shouldn’t either…

WHY YOU NEED TO LEAVE THE ZOO

Living in the human zoo leads to all sorts of problems for us including:

Sunlight deficiency (which cannot be remedied with only vitamin D supplements), negative changes to the microbiome, neurological changes triggered by not seeing the horizon, stress, poor sleep due to disrupted circadian rhythms and general lack of fun….

Humans aren’t used to seeing straight lines, right angles, and concrete jungles fashioned from gray cement and steel…

And cities have been called “landscapes of despair” for good reason. These types of environments appear to send cues to our brains through the visual system that trigger stress responses and activate the “fight or flight” nervous system…

Yes, being in a city, can directly cause chronic low levels of stress, anxiety, and despair…

In contrast, natural environments present us with fractal patterns, colors like green and blue, and distant vistas that activate magnocellular neurons in the brain connected with the “calming” nervous system- also known as the parasympathetic nervous system…

If you live in a city you may not even be aware that you are always a bit stressed, with sympathetic activation from just your surroundings…

Now the good news is that the cage doors are open. And even if you live in a Manhattan apartment, there are simple things you can do everyday to start moving out of your zoo and living a richer, healthier, WILDER life.

Try them and I’ll bet you a ribeye you will have more energy, better sleep and less stress…

5 STEPS TO LEAVE THE HUMAN ZOO

1. LOOK TO THE HORIZON

No matter where you are, I’m betting you can find a vista where you can see the horizon, or a park where you can lay on the grass (but do think about what chemicals they may have doused it in) and look at the sky through the branches of a tree…

2. TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES

All you need is a few square feet of grass or dirt to feel the earth beneath your feet. Try it. Like all other animals (except birds), humans should be connecting directly with the earth.

3. GET MORNING SUNLIGHT

When you wake up in the morning, instead of reaching for coffee, go get morning sunlight like humans have been doing for millions of years. This morning sunlight will signal through your eyes and skin to regulate melatonin production, serotonin, and your circadian rhythm.

4. DISCARD WHAT DOESN’T SERVE YOU

This may be social media distraction, alcohol or recreational drugs, or “self-medication” with unhealthy food. These vices are unhealthy distractions from the real world.

5. EAT A SPECIES-APPROPRIATE DIET

The food you eat determines how much energy, libido and vitality you have, as well as your long term health (or lack thereof)…There is a clear blueprint of how we are meant to eat as humans. It is an animal-based diet of organs, meat, fruit, honey and raw dairy!

The doors to our cages are OPEN…

We only have only to push them aside, and you can venture into a world that is much more aligned with the millions of years of human/hominid evolution that have shaped your past and molded you into the Homo sapiens animal you are today…

It starts with remembering where we have come from as humans and then striving with all we are to live this truth once again.

This is how you walk out of your cage, out of the human zoo, and how you begin to reclaim your birthright to radical health!”

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