Oct 31, 2022

How the month ends for me:

Weight Goal: 142.6 OCT SEP Start – Jan 2018 2022 Best Best Efforts End Year 2021 End Year 2020 End Year 2019 End Year 2018
Weight 169 172.4 224 169 169 178.6 185.2 184 191
Bench Press machine 165 157 195 155 21 21 170*5 180 115
Dead Lift 145×4 160×5 205 195×4 330 175*3 250*5 265×2 315
Leg Press 170×12 85×10   320×3 320×3 295*8 155*5 125×8  
Longest Jog 0.69 mi 17:06 0.57mi 16:04 2.11 mi 50:50 1.10mi 24:02 4.54 mi 1:11:14 1.11mi 30:00 1.09 mi 22:55 1.97 mi 36:49 4.54 mi 1:11:14
Mile Run (Jog?) 18:39 21:55 15:53 “22:6 “20:30 18:22 13:02

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Dr Saladino again. The links on brain size and jaw size are eye opening.

Animal-based: the original human diet?

Did you know we’ve been eating an animal-based diet for 99.5%+ of our history?

Because our ancestors first began scavenging and butchering meat at least 2 million years ago…

And until we developed agriculture and started to domesticate plants 10,000 years ago, we occupied the top of the food chain.

So you see, throughout our history, meat and organs have been our primary source of nutrition…

And we still need them in order to reach our biological potential and thrive.

It’s such an important perspective to wrap your head around that we will repeat it…

We’ve been eating an animal-based diet for 99.5% of our history.

The development of agriculture seems to have been less of a step forward into a better world for humanity…

And instead, a desperate attempt to survive in the face of rapidly diminishing numbers of large prey.

And swapping meat and organs for plants was a huge nutritional compromise, with profound consequences…

One of the most telling signs is the stark differences between the jaws of our animal-based ancestors and our grain-based ancestors.

Our animal-based ancestors had a well-formed cranium with a fully developed jaw that easily accommodated all 32 teeth…

But in contrast, once we adopted a nutrient-poor grain-based diet, our jaws and even brain began to shrink:

We’ve domesticated ourselves into a corner.

It began 10,000 years ago with with grains and other plant foods…

And things have taken an even more severe turn in the last 100 years with the rise of seed oils, processed foods, and food-like substances.

Almost everybody is now sick. 

Seriously. Just try find someone who isn’t overweight, who doesn’t have a health issue, and is genuinely thriving…  it’s not easy.

The good news is we can turn this sinking ship around…

But to do so, we must look to our past…

We must return to our species-appropriate animal-based diet.

It begins with each one of us taking control of our own health and being a beacon of light to others.