Before we get started watch this.
Ok, now put that on the shelf for a little while, we'll come back to it.
It has been a while since I have written a blog post. I went off social media several months ago and my world has slowly returned to a pre-social media state. I am no longer fixated on a virtual world designed to trick my brain into consuming increasingly more. I now look see FB and Instagram as information porn in a way. In any case, I encourage you to do a 3-6 month social media fast and see how you feel. I have no plans of returning but I feel ready to do a blog post to get some ideas out. I'll just leave it here as I have very rarely gotten much feedback or comments even though this is a desire I've had since the inception of this blog.
Ok let's go....Over the past several months I have been diving into a number of different books in an attempt to build a wider knowledge base. I have a decent commute to work and this is the best time for me to have quiet time to soak up audio books that would use more sensory margin and distract me from the topic itself if I were to read them. I retain information much better in audio form (check out audible.com, it is awesome). I have listened to books on child brain development, history, to stoicism, to fiction (Dune), to health and more. It has lead me to finally take on the task of listening to - The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind- by Juilian Jaynes. I say finally because about two years ago I was watching TV (which I don't do often) and wondered why I was drawn specifically to Rick & Morty and Westworld.
Why did these two shows attract so much of my attention? Both deal with the origin of consciousness. Rick & Morty involves some very obscure theories. For example, Rick achieves consciousness as a character in a TV show who must be entertaining in order to exist, making him feel like a slave and yet having character immunity so he's unable to kill himself. He often breaks the forth wall to let us know about his conscious state. This theory is not necessarily pulled from the show directly unless you are looking for it. So while everyone else is watching Rick become a pickle or do something funny or bizarre, I watch as if he is trapped in a world where he alone knows the higher state of consciousness he has entered into but is unable to explain it to anyone in the cartoon world he lives in. The other characters either wouldn't be able to handle it or might mess up is ability to exist since Rick has a godlike ego that no one else fully understands in his world. I feel sad for him and am still rooting for him to attain true consciousness to be able to transcend his trap. If you have no idea what I'm referring to, it is a bit like the ending of The Truman Show where he becomes conscious that his reality is a fabrication and people are rooting for him to escape it but as soon as he does the show is over. The clip below seems fitting in understanding this concept.
In the back you see a bulletin board of Rick's attempts at tracking and finding a way out of his reality cage. But this scene is after he was dumped by a girlfriend: Unity - who was actually a hive-mind, think Borge from Star Trek. I'll come back to the hive mind concept toward the end of this writting so you may want to keep it in mind.
Rick puts the little creature out of its misery and then attempts to do the same to himself but is stopped not by himself or his family but by his character immunity. Kind of a ground hog day scenario where he is unable to kill himself to escape. Rick then remains in the garage and life goes on as if nothing was wrong when in reality all of life in the world of Rick & Morty is contingent upon Rick. So the development of consciousness relates strongly to Rick & Morty for me. The topic of the multi-verse being a set of infinite possible realities existing on other planes is addressed often. Even the TV shows they watch within the show are tuning into reality TV from other realities in the multiverse, which makes the idea of a conscious Rick a possibility as one of the infinite possibilities. In fact, based on that theory all fictions would be alternate realities. Human creativity would spill into two parts: the re-composition of existing ideas and the channeling of a separate multiverse realities with the creator simply acting as a conduit to the reality.
Moving on to Westworld.
Westworld is tied to the bicameral mind theory much more directly. I could really get into the details of this show that make it very interesting but it ultimately allows us to see how artificial intelligence could become conscious or at least partially bicameral. Check out the show but pay attention to the subtleties of conscious evolution from various perspectives as they require a good amount of thought to keep up with.
After initially hearing about the bicameral mind theory as a result of these shows, I immediately bought the book and didn't read it. I had to sit with the idea of bicamerality for a while before I was even able to fully dive in as I knew it would not be an easy read and might shift many of the ideas my subconscious was programmed with as a child, making me contemplate my own consciousness as a result.
I recently went on a keto diet, which I like to do periodically. The nice thing about being in ketosis is it allows the brain to run on a slow burning fuel that doesn't cause glucose crashes, so I am in a better place to take on more mental tasks like engaging this theory. The books I had been listening to did a good job of preparing me for the ideas in the bicameral book.
This entire topic is extremely difficult to discuss, but here I go since I realize I have been referencing bicamerality without telling you exactly what it is.
First know that when I say conscious I am not referring to a waking state verses a sleep state. I am also not referring to what I would call universal consciousness, or what can only be described as the quantum all (the non-physical information space that all material life springs from through the alteration of quantum particles). It could be understood as the "creator" of all things. This "quantum all" is not humanistic and does not care about you any more than a canvas cares about the paint that is put on it. In other words, it doesn't care any more than the number equation of the mandelbrot set cares about the beautiful and complex fractal image it creates. What is behind this? Maybe the multiverse, who knows. Things get tricky when a brain trapped in space and time tries to go outside that perception box.
This universal quantum space is the archetype that the voice of god is often assigned to as the "creator". If people say god to me I ask "which one?" since there are so many different deistic ideas that are all called "the high god." It would be like if you know five people named Steve and someone says "hey do you know Steve?" The response would be, "which one are you talking about?" and their response would be "the real one"....? This is not what I am referring to when I refer to god or consciousness.
I am talking about human consciousness or being self aware and having inner-narrations to assess situations with reason...to simplify it. When I say god or voice of god I am referring to the inner voice of the externally silent half of the brain giving commands to the speaking side (see or re-watch the video above if this does not make sense). This is in essence the bicameral mind.
Relative to the theory, I am less interested in holding to the literal theory but instead mentioning the ideas that have come up for me in reading it. As always, don't absolutize the ideas as all my blogs are less objective fact and more a series of what if's and what I believe at this moment that is always open to change in the future. In fact, I hope it does change as that is the essence of learning and from my perspective learning is improving. I have been on a slow transition away from the religious ideas I was raised with. This seems to complete that transition into atheism, even though I've held onto certain quantum ideas such as the "universal all" mentioned above.
In a way, I consider myself some combination of Gnostic and Atheist depending on the use of science as well as the use of archetypes to explain quantum principals. I am not interested in the identity or community that is the real backbone of modern religion. Most religious people refuse to ask the questions that would lead to a breakdown of their own faith based claims. I currently live in California and have had some conversations with non-denonominational protestants that don't seem to care much for anything outside of saying "Jesus is Lord", holding hands and singing kumbaya. I was told I am too cerebral to be saved which I thought was funny. I have also spoken with Mormons and was surprised to find out that it is not a monotheistic religion and that they believe all people referring to god are really referring to their god whether they know it or not.
I've watched several atheist debates, and one of the most common explanations of god by a religious person in response to an atheist's denial of god is simply to say "you believe god exists even if you refuse to recognize it." Jordan Peterson used this one in a debate with Matt Dillahunty. I haven't been able to look at Peterson the same way since (I had a lot of respect for him prior). As a former Christian, I attended a Christian college in search for answers and was told to have more faith to which I asked "in what?" I was told ask the Holy Ghost. I paid lots of money for that valuable teaching. I now view these church institutions as businesses getting money and power, profiting off the members of society most closely tied neurologically to partial bicamerality. What does any of this have to do with neuro science and psychology or the bicameral mind? Hopefully you will see by the end.
So what exactly is the theory of the bicameral mind? Here is my view so far.
The evolution of mind/brain from no mind to two minds (bicamerality) to the creation of a the third non-tangible mind that observes and governs the two: consciousness. Simply put: there was a period of time when instead of having interconnected brain hemispheres, one side spoke internally to the other like a commander or "god" essentially.
I like to use biblical references since this is what I was taught as a child but now see the Old Testament as a story through a bicameral lense. Showing the transition from absolute bicamerality to partial bicamerality where in the
New Testament, god or Jesus has gone back to heaven and left us to figure out the parables on our own leaving behind the Holy Ghost....individual conscious thought. This is why ten people can be directed by the Holy Ghost and come to ten different conclusions about the same bible verse they read.
When I was young I was taught that the creation of the world was the protestant biblical creation story from the group of books assembled by the Catholic church called the bible where the Old Testament came from from the history of the Jews. I will say in my religious upbringing I have never heard the voice of god myself (aka had a bicameral hallucinatory experience), but I remember others telling me they had. There were many times when the right sensory inputs like music, lighting mixed with a bunch of social pressures/ rewards (a big group of people in a room all encouraging full participation in the praise ritual), and a dose of fear (going to hell if your not saved) resulted in me having some emotional experiences but nothing particularly significant. I did manage to get "saved" every year at summer camp just for good measure as I keep sinning or thinking about sinning (which in the Christianity I was raised with was the same thing).
Like most Christian children I remember having my doubts. I was told not to look to other books than the bible for answers. I was told not to ask god to speak to me directly as this showed my lack of faith. This type of questioning is frowned on as religion seems to be one big logical fallacy called - the appeal to authority. God is all knowing and all good and doesn't have to explain why he has done such horrible things or allows them to happen because he is the authority, he is god. Read the book of Job. The meaning is don't question the authority even if the authority exists only on a pedestal made out of your own faith/belief. This makes the person the authority as a representative of god.
Why am I going into these religious ideas? It is important to re-frame the common perspectives on god to understand the theory as the voice of god has to be understood through bicamerality. This shows that the problems mentioned above with god go away when instead of an omni-present, onmi-powerful, all good, perfect god - it is simply the dominant side of your brain that can not speak to the outside world. You may be thinking "I'm not religious, so this doesn't apply to me." It does because your society and in fact all civilization sprang from one religious tradition or another and all involve the bicameral mind. So many of the conscious and subconscious beliefs and rituals we have in our modern lives are from religious traditions.
Many people with power have tried to inflate their power by claiming to be god in history. Your brain is no different and at the same time it longs for integration. It wants to both have connection and be in complete control. Don't we all. This doesn't often work and history shows that it did not work for the bicameral mind either as time has interconnected the two halves of the brain and the "god" voice is gone, replaced by consciousness itself.
The brain has not evolved away the space in the physical brain that can speak to us inside our heads. This shows that it is still useful or that we have only recently in our evolutionary past transitioned out of using it. It is still there but like the god that left to early man it has gone silent. The book states that when we electrically stimulate this part of the brain, it causes many people to hear voices.
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Change can be hard and as I look back on my life it's hard for me to believe that I have become the person I am today. I am so very different than the fat, heavy smoking, alcoholic, caffeine-addicted, junk food eater. I have dramatically changed both mentally and physically. As I look back at who I was I recognize I was extremely insecure, self-sabotaging, and focused on external salvation.
I am a changed person. I look at life as a quest for my own personal growth and the only measure I have is against my former self. I am always working on my physical health as a reflection of my internal state. I just want to see what I can do with this life. I used to think this meant doing something significant by society's standards. I now believe that this is a day to day internal quest. There is no useful external recognition in it.
Here are some tools I use to measure and promote change and growth:
Tracking progress- I now realize that real change happens incrementally, one step at a time. When I was first getting into health I thought that one magic thing would make me superhuman. Instead the best changes have been small but consistent and I no longer struggle with so many of the issues I once had. The point of this is to say if you are trying to change something in your life track it. Pay attention to the little changes everyday. This will give you some personal accountability but will also allow you to see the small victories and how real change happens over time.
Mini goals - Have a small daily goal of doing the same or better than the last day. Having big goals is fine but often people set an overwhelming and unattainable goal just to make it easy to give up on. Set a daily goal, do the task every day. Make it a habit, chip away at it. Every real accomplishment teaches you patience. This may be working out even if its a 10 minute walk after you eat. It may be going until 10:00am without coffee. I am in a phase where I am trying to get stronger at the gym. I'm not innately prone to muscle gain, but it amazes me how some days I feel so weak and others I have a breakthrough. Once you hit a new best it is easy to make that common. This can apply to relationships or any goal you may have. Don't look at others; compete with yesterday's you. I see these muscle guys on steroids, pictures photo shopped with the best angles and lighting, and I'll never look like them. I just want to have fun seeing what I can do that is sustainable and natural so I can realize my personal full potential. Learn something new every day. I started late but if I continue to do many of the habits I currently have year after year it will really pay off.
Be an optimist- It is hard for me to even type that as I tend to look at the down side of things. When life gets tough, we tend to look for ways to avoid future pain instead of having gratitude and hope for what's coming that's great. When I say be an optimist I mean believe that it will pay off in the long run. I studied economics in collage and I believed the system would collapse any day. The fake currency was being inflated so fast, there was no way it could continue in my mind. Then my senior year of college 9/11 happened and I remember thinking it was all over. As we know know, it wasn't. I then spent years in real estate buying and selling houses, all short term thinking the market would crash, and it did. I thought it was the end. Once again, it wasn't. Had I been more optimistic and realized the amazing potential of human resiliency, ingenuity, and potential against all odds, well...let's just say I'd be in a very superior position to where I am today. I learned my lesson and I'm not giving up. I may be late to start but I have to start somewhere. I have invested so much of my time and money in health and I see that it will pay off. What can you start doing today that will be huge 20 years from now if you stick with it?
Avoid hype- I have always been drawn to the hype; chasing the illusion. I now believe that if something is too good to be true than it just might be. I trust the process and am so glad that so many of the fake people and business attempts I made in the past didn't work out. I now have character and can simply say "wait and see." The alternative health world is filled with hype and people want to believe it so bad. Bogus devices, ridiculous products claiming to do it all, a person muscle testing people in her home for money, and so on. As an example: How do you loose weight? Eat less and move more for 6 months. People are making a tremendous amount of money off people who have more money than sense. Think critically and walk away. Do some homework, you can always come back later.
Focus on sleep- Go to bed by 10:00ish and get up at 6:00ish. Adjust this to your life but get good sleep (at least 8 hours). If you do, everything in life will get much easier. I have a ton of suggestions on this at the Resources page - how to sleep. Fix this first before anything else and everything else will be easier. Be consistent.
Connect- Find a person or group that will encourage you in your process.
I could go on but the truth is start something today. Small goals turn into big victories down the road. Look at the trend and not the failure or victory in isolation. The trend is what matters. Start now, don't wait for the new year.
When I was young I was overweight and prone to becoming over-heated. I remember getting light headed, profusely sweating, and feeling weak often. When I became over-heated it was hard to think clearly. I wasn't able to do the things other kids could do, so the weight gain continued.
I grew up in a home where iceberg lettuce drenched in dressing was considered a vegetable, fake butter was considered real butter, and salt was considered the devil. Our house was full of canned, processed foods, and a freezer full of microwave pizza. Healthy fats and red meat was always avoided. I ignorantly stopped eating red meat as a teen which wisely picked back up a few years ago. I had so many health issues growing up but on my quest towards better health they have all become quite clear. It's apparent to me now that I burn through many nutrients faster than most people and this may be a result of being taken from my biological mother at birth. I'm sure I was not given the best nutrition in the womb along with massive stress of being passed around.
I now eat meat, healthy fats, and avoid refined sugar, breads and processed foods. I haven't used a microwave in years. My current diet is basically the polar opposite of what I grew up on. Until recently I was using sea salt on a lot of my foods but sparingly as I thought it could compromise my health.
I have never done well with heat. I had a sauna for a while and despite the benefits most people experience, I always felt worse. I never liked the heat and struggled with workouts that left me feeling weak and dizzy. This time last year I was cutting weight while consuming a lot of caffeine and intermittent fasting. I was happy with my weight loss but am now off caffeine for good, which has changed my life. I thought it was just the reduction in anxiety from being caffeine-free but it turns out caffeine actually reduces the ability to absorb many nutrients and causes mineral depletion.
What is the point of all this? Salt
b;As I continue putting the pieces together I have had major breakthroughs not just with diet but in understanding the vital role of mitochondria and beyond. I am currently working on putting on muscle so I've been searching for new ideas and methods. I stumbled upon a power lifter and body builder named Stan Efferding. My interest was peaked as this was a very strong person who was saying things that were off the beaten path. He does not promote the standard mix of caffeine, chicken and broccoli for lifters. I'm no body builder but I was interested in the fact that he promotes red meat, no caffeine and a massive amount of salt. I was already a fan of red meat and off the caffeine, but large quantities of salt as a pre-workout? I have used sea salt in place of table salt for a long time and have tried to keep the amount down.
Stan claims sodium is so important that most people should take far more than what's recommended. He points out that intermittent fasting, caffeine, heavy exercise, heat, and even clean eating can all cause depleted sodium levels. I know about the sodium/potassium pump on cell walls as I have explained how toxins accumulate when this pump shuts off due to low charge many times in multiple previous blogs. I immediately started looking into salt and found a great book: The Salt Fix by Dr. James DiNicolantonio.
I won't go into too much detail about this powerful information but I will recommend you read it for yourself. I have been listening to audio books on my drive to work and I went through this one so fast, I couldn't stop listening. He proves that sugar, not salt is the substance to be avoided. It helped me connect so many dots about the health issues of my youth. I was most likely extremely sodium deficient and craved salty junk food to make up for it. In my efforts to be healthy I knew salt was necessary to some degree but was not using it as an actual health supplement. I now look see salt as the essential life giving substance that it is. I started throwing back some salt before my workouts and can say it feels truly amazing. My strength and endurance have gone way up.
I see how caffeine (which was causing spells of dizziness) may have been making me even more sodium deficient. Humans evolved consuming very high quantities of salt to cure meats as a preservative until refrigeration became available. The more we restrict salt, the worse our health will be. This doesn't mean to eat salty junk food, just use sea salt on unprocessed REAL food guilt-free. Try adding a 1/2 teaspoon to a warm glass of lemon water before a workout or during a fast as well.
The book does a great job of explaining how salt can even help you loose weight and how easily the body can excrete excess sodium. I look at this new piece of the puzzle as important one. I don't agree with everything Stan Efferding promotes but I am so grateful for his stance on salt and introducing me to this valuable topic. Check him out and check out the book. You will be glad you did and I bet your health will improve and your food will taste better once you start meeting your legitimate sodium needs. It is more dangerous to have low sodium levels than to have too much. As you age your ability to retain sodium drops, so it is even more important that you don't go on a low salt diet in your later years.
As always I wish I had learned this sooner but am glad I know this now as it has shown to be an important piece of my health puzzle.
Avoid wireless tech in your immediate environment, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods. Get frequent small doses of sunlight, a magnetico sleep pad, healthy fat, clean meats, vitamin C and far more salt than what the mainstream consensus is telling you.
I have changed my tune about the consumption of Ascorbic acid vitamin C. I now encourage everyone to take several grams in divided doses through out the day. Why the change? In the modern age the frequency environment is shaking electrons off our quantum inner bodies causing free radicals to destroy our health. This along with all other forms of stress from chemicals or even emotional stress all lead to increased oxidation and the ability for vitamin c to donate its electron to defuse this the free radical is key. Free radicals are missing an electron so vitamin C can be an amazing tool in the war for health.
Orthomolecular medicine is a form of alternative medicine that aims to maintain human health through nutritional supplementation. The concept builds on the idea of an optimal nutritional environment in the body and suggests that diseases reflect deficiencies in this environment. (Saul AW; Hoffer A (2008). Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians"
The use of high dose vitamin C has been shown to aid in numourous illnesses when given in high enough doses. In the same way that if some one shoots 20 bullets at you but your shield only blocks 10 of them your dead, this doesn't mean the shield didn't work it just wasn't big enough. With many health issues the vitamin C works but the does is not big enough.
I suggest everyone get themselves to bowl tolerance with vit C and then take at least 5-10 grams a day depending on stress, illness or tolerance.
I'm not going to dive too deep into what vit C does but check out some of these great minds for more info.
Andrew Saul, Dr Levy, Doris Loh, Linus Pauling
When I was younger I was under an extreme amount of stress and found myself, after having tried a cigarette completely in love. I became a very heavy smoker. One after another with no regrets because I simply couldn't function neurologically without the nicotine. After years of trying to quite I found myself as the house parent to sixteen teen age addicts at a facility and they could not smoke. I didn't want to be a hypocrite as they would have known 100 miles away if I had smoked so after years of trying to quite I really set out to finally break up with my love, cigarettes. I was also trying to get in shape at the time an a guy at a local supplement shop told me to take niacin as a prework out. I had never tried it or heard of it. I took it and turned bright red but my struggling brain started to click like I had smoked a cigarette and then my friendship with niacin began. I never got addicted to niacin like cigarettes but I did take very high doses for years and still take low doses through out the day. I did quite smoking. It's been something like 12 years now. I didn't know niacin is chemically nicotinic acid. I believe that smokers are niacin deficient and the nicotine will meet the need for niacin but is toxic and a constrictor where niacin is a nutrient and a dilator.
As a a smoker I always knew that I would need to dose my cigarettes over time as the body does not make or store nicotine. Higher the stress higher the dose. The same is true for niacin. If you ever wonder why some people only smoke cigarettes when they drink, this is because when they drink they get neuro toxic enough to burn through their niacin reserves and then they can smoke but in normal life the niacin is in place so no need to smoke. People like me burn through niacin fast so it has to be taken multiple times through out the day.
I am a big fan of intermittent fasting (eating in a fixed window of time example 6 hours and fasting the other 18 hours of the day)
I'm not going to get into this too much but have lots of information on the site if you interested. (Intermittent Fasting) I currently use intermittent fasting on my non lifting days as I am trying to gain strength but not get fat and it seems to be working well.
So what do vit c, niacin and Intermittent fasting have in common. Both vit c and Nicain are non caloric and during my fasts I continue to take both of these substances. The vit C is not competing with sugar and providing valuable donated electrons for the toxin neutralizing benefits and other benefits it provides and the niacin boost the circulation to allow the circulation of vit C as well as allowing my brain to stay alert.
I call this Othomolecular Fasting
I have been doing it for some time now and I have seen far more benefits in how I feel mentally, my recovery from exercise and a general sense of well being that I can't quite explain. The proper dosing of vit c and niacin in a fasted state has been a wonderful tool. Many people get deficient in water soluble vitamins during fasting, they feel toxic and sluggish. Many make the mistake of relying on caffeine to get them through. I am fully caffeine free and my nervous system and general energy are operating at a very high level. The removal of caffeine and the addition of vit C and niacin in a fasted state is the key. Try this out but give it some time as meeting your deficiencies will take time.
I suggest also adding in Alpha Lipoic Acid which is a powerful fat/water soluble anti oxidant that has the rare quality of being better absorbed through supplement than through food as heat is alters it. ALA is best taken on an empty stomach so a fasted state is great. Taking some l- carnatine is also a good idea for shuttling fat into the mitochondria for fuel. Toy around with adding any sups that are non caloric. Magnesium is also a good idea.
I know that the addition of these substances, even though they don't break a fast may alter some of the fasting benefits as your system will still be processing substances but it is great to have both standard water fasting and othomolecular fasting as tools at your disposal.
In the modern age we need to consume far more of these substances and far less food. Othomolecular fasting is the key to accomplishing amazing health.
Try it for yourself and please Contact Me with your questions or feedback.
After careful consideration I have decided to step away from doing a weekly blog. After completing the one year blog I have realized that I have put out a good message. Reject tech and embrace nature. Get a magnetico, get off addictive substances and learn. I am proud of the info I have put out. I am finding that I am repeating myself as the message is simple and rarely implemented.
I do plan on going back through and highlighting some of the blogs and fine tuning them. This will allow me to get off of facebook as I find the platform to be more and more ridiculous. I am very grateful for some of the great content I have been exposed to.
There is now a numbered index page if you would like to go back and check out some of the blogs you may have missed. I am grateful for the people who have read the blog and for being part of my process.
I will post the occasional blog as I continue in my process.
1 year ago on August 29, 2018, I started this blog. The first post was an update about losing weight, starting at 212 and eventually dropping down to 166, which is probably too light for my frame but I wanted to see how light I could get. I have now leveled off at 180 and feel like I've really learned and mastered how my system works. Intermittent fasting has been a fantastic tool in my process.
Looking back through the blog I realize I've learned so much. The early posts are somewhat embarrassing and I disagree with a lot of the things I thought back then. Specifically, I am far more geared towards nature and only consuming natural substances. I no longer take many of things I suggested early on. It is exciting to go back and see some of the deeper realizations I have come to understand since I began.
Some of my favorite blog posts are:
The Neuro Genesis Series
Health - Mom And Dad Are Splitting Up
Magnetic Feminism - The Canvas Life Is Painted On
Many people in the health world are affraid to admit when they change positions. This often keeps them from learning new things. I have been committed to learning over the past year so I don't get stuck repeating things off of incorrect information & sources. Here are some things that have changed for me from some of my earlier blog posts.
- I am no longer supplementing with a lot of the supplements I initially pushed like lithuim oritate.
- Deuterium is way less of an issue and is harder to measure than I thought when I first got exposed to the info.
- I have not taken my second telomere test yet and my first results were dismal - most likely from infant trauma and years of heavy smoking, drinking and metal poisoning. I will get them retested this fall (one year out) to see the results.
- I did a blog on vitamin C. I made the case that the less sugar you eat the less vit C you need. Last week I was introduced to the work of Doris Loh.
She does an amazing job of explaining the electron donor effect of ascorbic acid in the body and using it as a powerful tool to establish redox and fight the oxidation effects of wifi and 5G. I was convinced to start taking 6 or more grams of ascorbic acid every day in incremental doses. She even addressed the deuterium concern. This is a big change from my blog so I'm happy to make this update.
This blog started with me on a 6 month weight loss program I put together to get myself out of a rut at 212 pounds. I got all the way down to 166 last December (2018). I was proud of this but was too light at 166 so I set out to pack on some muscle. I was killing it, and then hurt my back. This set me back for a few months, but I'm back at it now. For the past several months I have hovered around 180 and am now increasing my strength. I feel like I have been able to figure out what my body responds to and can loose weight or gain strength when I want. I highly doubt I'll ever go back to the fat person I was before I started the blog a year ago. There is so much mis-information out there about weight loss and I am happy to have tools like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, lifting, fasted cardio, split days, and other tactics to recover like magnesium baths, the magnetico sleep pad, and nature.
One of the biggest changes I have made that I can't emphasize the importance of enough is quitting caffeine. It has now been 11 or 12 weeks, (I've stopped counting). My sleep has improved but more importantly my anxiety has greatly diminished. I used to have very anxious thoughts and was constantly using caffeine to spike me up followed by intense crashes. Way too many highs and lows.
I am very happy about how this has progressed. I have done some talks that can be found HERE. Thanks for being part of my process.
David Goggins is destroying the idea that everyone should get a star. This inspiring story of abuse converted into strength will motivate you but hopefully more than that it will show you that there is no excuse not to be better every day.
I have overcome a lot in my life and most recently quitting caffeine and continuing to push my own mental and physical boundaries found this book at the perfect time. I got the audio book and strongly encourage you to do the same. In between the chapters David and the reader discuss what has happened, giving additional incites, stories, and also getting to hear the voice of the man that has done so many amazing things.
David Goggins has come from low places to become a navy seal, a world record holder, and an ultra marathon runner along with many other accomplishments. Beyond all that lies his greatest accomplishment: mastering his own mind. This book gives 10 challenges as to how you too can become hard and start to do things that you may have talked yourself out of in the past.
The first Challenge is to publicly state your bad hand. To write out where you came from and here is mine.
My Bad Hand:
11 years sober, fit, and confident.
I now write a weekly blog about health topics and addiction.
I am glad to have this book and to hear everyones success stories.
Update- Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. This group is filled with amazing people. I am more committed than ever to continue to push harder despite what others may say about it being "extreme". Fell free to friend request me or reach out. So glad to know there are others out there going hard as this path is not one many people walk.
Share your challenges and your victories!
So many people are over coming obsticles based on this "no excuses" mentality that the book portrays so strongly. After posting My Bad Hand on a facebook group based on the book, I got hundreds of likes and so many very encouraging comments....zero negativity. Here is the group link. If you get the book or audio version and are on FB I encourage you to join and see the amazing things people just like you and me are doing everyday.
In my life I have often been called extreme and after reading this book I don't feel extreme or alone in my thirst for self-mastery. I have the motivation to do something everyday that I didn't want to do. For me this book was right after a long withdrawal from caffeine, the last of my chemical addictions (10 weeks today) But I have been pushed even harder. Keeping up with my running and lifting, cold showers, and intermittent fasting, stretches, breathing techniques and a number of other protocols that feed me in my self-mastery quest. But above all I am challenging the thinking that says "why more?". I already do a number of healthy things that a "normal" person would think are too much and not balanced enough. This book reminds me who I am when no one is watching and where I came from.
I don't want to give away too many details from the book as I am hoping that you go and read or listen to it for yourself.
There are so many fake people in the health and wellness world. I have been amazed at some of them using religion, steroids, a marketing machine, or any number of other tools to give the impression that they are someone you should listen to. This has turned me off of so many products, people, and programs. Finally a person like David Goggins shows up and says "I'm not special and neither are you". Push your self toward your passion. For me my journey of self-mastery involves my mind and body as I continue to learn about the the things that make me and everyone else tick and I hope to share more people like this with you....if I can find them.
The limits of human potential are unknown. We have so much inside us that we don't have the energy to power or the knowledge to unlock. Play the slow game and learn or do one more thing every day. Seek out people that celebrate your victories instead of discouraging your process. They are rare but worth it. Quit your addictions to substances, thinking, and laziness. Set a high standard for yourself and others. This will make your life one of quality even though it may be lonely at times. The crowds typically won't do the hard things. If you find yourself doing what everyone else is doing then you have to go harder to be exceptional.
Self esteem is earned.
Angela and I recently took a trip up to the Sequoia Forest here in California. This forest is home to a famous grove of massive trees. The one we are standing in front of is called General Sherman, and it is the largest tree in the world. Yes, in the world. There is no way to describe just how large this tree is, and pictures don't do it justice.
These massive Squoia trees have red, fuzzy bark. We both commented on how they look fake, almost like cartoons compared to the much smaller "normal" sized trees in contrast. It is hard to imagine a living thing that has been sustaining life for over 2,000 years. I was amazed at how clean the air was and how cool it was walking through the forest. I was so happy to see these trees considering so many aspects of nature we often take for granted are fading away at an increasing rate. We must do what we can to protect these amazing natural antennas.
What most people don't realize is that trees are literally natures' wifi. Not only do they create oxygen and alter temperatures, they also absorb negative frequency and put off natural frequencies that benefit human health on a sub-cellular level. As wifi and 5G explode all around us in our modern world, they bombard us with destructive frequencies. Now is the time to surround ourselves with as many trees as possible.
If you don't believe that trees interact with negative frequencies then take a moment to realize that trees must be cut down around 5G towers because they disrupt (or absorb rather) the powerful 5G signals. The trees depicted above are from the far past and present. Ancient trees that have lived thousands of years and would continue to thrive if left to themselves. Now I will show you some other, not so wonderful trees of the present and future.
Nature is being hacked. We are being fooled as the solution to our problems is now the problem itself. Real trees are being cut down and replaced with these fake trees or are hijacked and used as towers to blast unnatural frequencies into the environment and at us, all to power our prevalent wireless tech addiction. Our tech comes with a price. This reminds me of that Dr. Seuss story The Lorax.
The story is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the danger that corporate greed poses to nature,[not verified in body] using the literary element of personification to create relateable characters for industry (as the Once-ler), the environment (the Truffula trees) and activism (as the Lorax). - wikapidia
Trees will continue to be cut down in urban areas since they are an interference to the tech agenda. They compete with 5G, and here's the kicker: so do we. Trees are hard-wired to the earth and act as receiver-transmitters of frequency. We are nature's wireless receiver transmitters. Humans are electro-magnetic and all the frequencies we are exposed to are effecting our natural frequency, especially when we sleep which is when the brain sends out a spectrum of frequency that communicates to the dividing cells throughout the body of what to become. In other words, unnatural frequencies make us age faster. They stress your cells and any illnesses that you are predisposed to will manifest in your body at a much younger age.
What can you do?
-Surround yourself with as much nature as you can. Take off your shoes.
-Make getting away from tech a priority in your life.
-Hack your home environment to be a safe-haven from all the electro-smog.
I can help - Please Contact me if you would like more solutions and details about how to navigate these difficult times. The world is changing fast. Many people will acquire illness like cancer, mental illness, heart attacks, strokes, and sleep issues. There are things you can do but very few in mainstream or alt health know much about frequency and how it actually affects health over prolonged periods of time.
As we were driving to the Sequoias, we saw some massive cell towers along the highway in some rural farm towns. We also noticed the billboards in these areas. I kid you not they were for medical help, suicide hotlines, and emergency med-stops. This does not surprise me but many will drive by and not notice that the towers are the reason these areas are suffering from so much illness and suicide to the point of warranting these types of billboards instead of advertising the typical car dealership or fast food chain.
It will probably take time and unfortunately many casualties before people start to see what I see. For some it will be too late. I only hope that I can do what I have to in order to hold out until this craziness stops and I hope those tress can withstand the abuse of our tech and 5G.
Your body is mapped out in your brain. This explains fantom limb pain. Because the brain is mapped, each part of the body can be moved in connection to its spot on the map. This is fractal, meaning that a smaller version of the whole is contained within it; like Russian dolls. This is an example of fractal intelligence. The idea that every fractal level up and down is infinite and only perceived relative to the observers' point of reference and that by looking closely at any one fractal level you can learn something about every fractal level since the universe is a fractal sequence of variation and repetition. Learn to recognize the repetition and you have the ultimate cheat code in understanding all the different levels. Most people don't like this too much since it's not personal enough and anyone who starts down the path of fractal recognition finds themselves in a fractal loop that goes on forever.
You can visualize what I'm referring to if you search "Fractal Zoom" on youtube. You will see that an image starts to zoom in and at some point it zooms back out in a cycle visually representing diving into a deeper fractal level. I have been interested in fractal intelligence for years as I see that it allows me to understand the world optimally as all of nature from your veins, to rivers, to the branches of a tree are all fractally structured. I will not go too far into this cheat code as part of me feels like the true depths of it are off limits to most. It is easy to understand surface fractals but it is another thing to, in a sober state allow your brain to break down the standard limits of perception and go deeper and come back again.
I often find it difficult to blog about things without making too much reference to fractal intelligence as it is the presupposition for all me thoughts. If you are interested in fractal intelligence send me a Message. Now let's dive into Cognitive Regression.
There is you, then your brain, then the parts of your brain, and down even lower to brain cells, to mitochondria (the power house/engine within the cell), and then electron chain transfer within the mitochondria, and then the electron. This fractal journey is the path to the subatomic. Electrons are electric, so it's not just a clever name. Each electron has a magnetosphere (its own magnetic field) because electricity or spark is always expressed within a magnetic field. When magnetism and electricity get together they give birth to various frequencies. These frequencies can also be called quanta, and this is where we get quantum physics. Another fractal explanation is that quantum physics powers physics, physics powers chemistry, and chemistry makes up your standard biology.
If you want to enhance a brain, increase its electrical charge. This literally means increase the strength and number of electrons moving in the mitochondria that power the brain cells that make up the brain which is a mini map of you, that then powers you. To decrease brain function just do the opposite and reduce its charge. How do we reduce brain charge? Simple: expose the frequency emitting electrons within a brain to a multitude of competing dissonant frequencies in the outside environment. The more frequency competition there is, the less able a coherent thought has to be optimally understood and expressed. What I'm really saying is that unnatural frequencies from artificial LED lighting and wifi and smart tech frequencies are causing a global neurological regression. Of course this regression is more pronounced in areas with the most wireless technology in them, such as large cities. We are and will continue to see see people suffer most in high tech areas with high populations. We are the frogs in boiling water and are witnessing and experiencing a massive neurological regression taking place as fast as wifi and 5G are growing.
You can't see the frequencies coming off your tech since they are not visible to your eye, but this does not make them any less real. This is a slow boil and you can look to smaller creatures like bees, birds, and even dogs as their smaller systems are affected first (because it's fractal). High tech cities are like the canary in the coal mine. Keep an eye on people in those areas and take note of what you see and hear. I spoke with someone the other day who shared that her 35 year old son-in-law just had a major stroke. The docs have no explanation as to what was the cause and he had no precursors. A few days later I was at a birthday party and my girlfriend's friend in her late 30s was describing an unexplainable stroke she had a few months ago. A friend just this morning tells me he's headed to another funeral as everyone seems to be getting cancer around him. He's in LA, wired up tight with 5G.
This is a frequency story, and until we as a society pick up on the clues, strokes and heart attacks will continue to skyrocket because the heart and brain are electromagnetic and are reaching their limits of conflicting frequencies from the growing wireless tech environment. At night the brain sends a natural frequency spectrum to the dividing cells in your body, telling them what to become. If the cells don't get the message they become the wrong thing...like cancer.
I could keep going but the real take-away is that before a person has a heart attack or stroke they will see a lot of these now common illnesses: anxiety, depression, addiction, confusion, the inability to sleep well without substances, cognitive decline a wide variety of neurological signs that the person is fading. You will start to see mental illness increase since every thought you have is electro-magnetic. Each person has to decide for themselves what to do with this information. Many reading this blog won't even make it this far as it requires too much neurological margin so they'll return to a lighter blog about how to make the best keto muffins. Others will listen but not know what to do so they'll try to ignore it. A few will take action and thrive in the face of this massive neurological regression we are all facing and witnessing together.
Wanna know what to do? Its spcific to you.
Here are some simple suggestions:
- Work with me and "rent my brain"
To get the specific information you need to know in order to survive and thrive in this rapidly changing environment. Or keep asking your doctor, nutritionist, chiropractor, ect if they know anything about the info contained in this blog, increasing wireless radiation exposure, or even just circadian biology. I don't charge much and the information about altering your environment and habits will be a huge benefit. I put this information out there but if people don't read it or take the opportunity to work with me I simply move on. I have done my part. Motivated people will get results and everyone else will be left wondering what happened.
-Get a Magnetico
This is the one thing that everyone should get. They are not cheap and they are worth far more than they cost. Ask me why.
-Get an EMF home assessment by Bryan Hoyer.
Info found in my STORE.
- Quit all your substance addictions.
This includes caffeine, nicotine, drugs of any kind, alcohol, ect. The age of intoxication is gone. The effects of these substances in the worsening wifi world are increasingly different and more destructive than they were in the past.
I have many more suggestions for you but this is a start. I have made these action steps and others a top priority in my life. Wireless tech never sleeps. Now is the time to change and learn. Everyone must take this seriously or keep thinking things are "strange". I don't think they are so strange but rather predictable. Please share this with others. There are so many desperate people out there that are getting info about chemistry-based/nutritional solutions from people who know nothing about physics or quantum physics.
I reluctantly quit coffee and then caffeine entirely. Yup, chocolate, mate, tea all of it. Tomorrow I will be 8 weeks 100% caffeine free. I have no doubts about the negative effects of caffeine and have been so happy to see the benefits to my health. My anxiety is largely gone, my sleep is deep, my energy is stable and I'm past the body aches and getting back into working out. The workouts are different as I'm not on stimulants I can have a much more controlled and stable experience. My body composition seems different in subtle ways. I feel like I am healing at a very deep level and it is hard to explain.
I have been 100% drug, alcohol ect free during this process and it has been a true test to my thinking not having a substance as earlier in life I was a heavy drinker and smoker as well as a fat over eater. This has been the first time in my life I have been completely free of any any addictions. No unnatural nootropics, no nicotine, nothing. In some ways it has been amazing and in other ways it has been really frustrating. It has been hard on my moods. I find myself longing for something to help get me through my long days. Wishing I had some distraction from my hard moments. At the same time I feel my nervous system repairing and that I am far less effected things in my environment. In some ways I feel like I can be more strong in myself. I think my nervous system can handle more as I am not spending several hours a day in a parasympathetic dominant state. I miss the ritual of it but how quickly I forget the shakes and racing thoughts. It has allowed me to see just how addicted people are to any number of substances. My strict intermittent fasting has helped me to see this even more clearly. So many health issues that people have make sense when viewed through the lense of addiction. how many people are worried about toxins in their food while drinking caffeine which the liver has to work so hard to process out.
When I quit drinking or did my weight loss I really believed that my success would be impressive to others. I wanted to be inspirational overcoming so many obstacles. This was my ego hoping for a reward for my effort. Last year I lost 45 pounds and got very light, I posted my before and after pics. I thought people would see how fat I was or how I grew up fat or learn about my alcoholism and I would end up on Oprah or something. I was wrong. I'm a grown man and I have done my changes for me. There is no prize waiting for you beyond your own self respect. Self respect comes from self discipline and my self respect is worth more to me than anything else I have.
I will admit I have had the hardest time with the chocolate. I miss it and that is definitely what seems to call me the most often. I tell myself I can have chocolate again, just not today. I have said it every day.
I still get a sensation in my head like the caffeine head ache about every other day. This doesn't hurt and I'm guessing that my brain is continuing to acclimate to the increased blood flow.
If you are trying to quit any substance stick with it. It is both important for your health but also for self mastery. No one not even me would have believed what I have over come. With all these physical addictions gone I hope to focus those resources on my inner addictions and weaknesses. Which seems like an even greater task. I see why most never get past the physical struggles as the inner work is like standing in front of a mountain that has to be moved one handful at a time. But I look back at who I was and am so proud of the things I have learned and who I have become. My progress keeps pushing me further and further toward my goal of self mastery and truly being aware. you8 don't know who you really are until you are standing with no crutches.
As always my favorite quote (I don't know the source)
"You never know if the problem you face is fundamentally unsolvable or if you are one step away from solving it."
The quote haunts me as the failures and things I have given up on may have been so close to complete so keep going. How sad to quit right before you strike gold.
I'm going to keep going.
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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