Is there anything as satisfying, as relieving, as energizing as a complete bowel movement? To this day, I haven’t found a better road to immediate, physiological joy. A functioning bowel: a true gift, a true delight! Worthy of daily celebration, I could argue. Aside from the immediate boost in energy, a complete and regular emptying of the bowel is absolutely critical for overall health. When … Continue reading Can We Talk About Poop?
Let’s talk about the under-appreciated thyroid, baby! While diving in to pro-metabolic nutrition, mysterious gut dysbiosis, and getting to the root cause of cases involving chronic, complex disease, the thyroid and its far-reaching function weaves throughout the stories. Like a flashy gold thread against a black cloth, it asks for our attention. Swimming in the work of Danny Roddy, Dr. Ray Peat, Georgi Dinkov, Emma … Continue reading Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?
“It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it” ― Hans Selye, The Stress of Life I’m on a journey toward bowel freedom. Would you like to join me? I imagine eating whatever I want, digesting it with ease, feeling energetic and eager to play after meals, and having bountiful, beautiful, bowel movements upon rising each morning. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? … Continue reading How to Dissolve Stress with your Breath
America is a constipated nation…. If you pass small stools, you have to have large hospitals. – Denis Burkitt Constipated? Bloated, swollen, and gassy? Foggy brain and feeling awful? Haven’t pooped in 6 days? Haven’t pooped in over a week? The sun is shining but the fatigue makes you just want to stay in bed, forever? Eating the “perfect” diet but still feel like a … Continue reading When Fiber is Not Your Friend
I vividly remember brewing my first batch of enema coffee back in 2013, pouring it into a pink rubber enema bag and letting it flow into my rectum while I listened to NPR. After holding it, squirming, breathing as deeply as I could for about 5 minutes and 16 seconds, I leapt to the toilet and eagerly examined the contents. At the time, I hoped … Continue reading Coffee Enemas?
Smoked oysters have found a home in my heart. I’ve always swooned for them raw on the half shell, squeezed with lemon and enjoyed in the sunshine with a loved one. I save those moments for special occasions or the rare event I’m eating out when my mom comes to visit. Nowadays, I open the can, drain off the olive oil, sprinkle them in flaky … Continue reading Oysters for Nutrition and Perspective
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive -Henry Miller Like an over-excited squirrel, I enter phases of digging through the piles of stress-related research. Sometimes, I can’t stop. I have moment after moment of “aha!” and “of course!” as I can apply new findings to my own experience. I light up hearing about the newest conclusions and correlations … Continue reading Understanding Stress
I stay open to changing my mind. I plan to keep changing my mind and admitting I don’t know, especially when it comes to nutritional research and “diets.” I will not pretend to have the answers. However, I promise to have many ideas. At this point, I’ve checked off every possible diet, from raw fruitarian to strict carnivore. I have ignored cues and cravings from … Continue reading Falling in Love with an Older Man. And Carrots.