These highlights are from the free and open source version of Living Healthy in the Modern World, by Henry & Friends. The book cover is a custom one I made.
The Modern World is filled with a spiritual poison that is destroying us. You must make the rational decision to flush this poison from you to overcome this world. We must take the necessary steps to reverse this and so I give you Living Healthy in the Modem World.
Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
Hemp seeds have an ideal 3:1 balance of omega-3 fatty acids vs. omega-6 fatty acids, which promotes cardiovascular health. It is the best source for plant-based protein, protein powder has 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to produce on its own and must obtain from dietary sources, it won’t get you high, improves heart health, decreases osteoporosis risk, cleanses the colon, reduces sugar cravings and boosts the immune system. Hemp rarely has additives or pesticides added because of the sturdiness of the crop. The seed form is easy to mix into morning oats, tomato sauce, granola, anything.
Diets that center their calories on fat (Keto) have been proven time and time again to be healthier than those that are high in carb. They lower inflammation drastically reducing risk of cancer, help to stave off appetite and therefore help to lose weight, reduce blood sugar and insulin levels, lower blood pressure, and can help to reduce auto immune issues (foot fungus, psoriasis).
Became widely produced industrially from vegetable fats (soybean) starting in the 1950s for use in margarine, snack food, packaged baked goods, and for frying fast food. Consuming trans fats has been shown to increase the risk of coronary artery disease, Alzheimers, Cancer, Diabtes, Obesity, Liver dysfunction, Infertility, Depression, and Acne. In ingredient lists they’re referred to as “Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” Palm Oil is used as a substitute, but it isn’t any healthier.
The Human diet has changed rapidly in recent centuries resulting in a reported increased diet of omega-6 in comparison to omega-3 due to our increased consumption of seeds, nuts and their oils. The rapid evolution of human diet away from a 1:1 omega-3 and omega-6 ratio, such as during the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, has presumably been too fast for humans to have adapted to biological profiles adept at balancing omega-3 and omega-6 ratios of 1:1. This is commonly believed to be the reason why modern diets are correlated with many inflammatory disorders.
Sugar consumption may be a key driver of many of the most serious diseases of today. These include obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Mostly found in processed foods, fruit and fruit juice.
Cholesterol contributes to the membrane structure of every single cell in your body. Your body needs it to make hormones and vitamin D, and perform various other important functions.
Most foods that are high in cholesterol are also super healthy and nutritious. This includes grass-fed beef, whole eggs, fish oil, sardines and liver.
Fluoride : Does more damage to general health, compared to its purported benefits for dental health. Even at the recommended level of Ippm and lower, fluoride is known to suppress thyroid function and lower immunity. Just as it damages the tooth enamel, fluoride weakens the bones, making people more prone to fractures. Several studies have shown that fluoride has neurotoxicity and that it reduces IQ in children. It triggers tumors as well as aids their rapid growth and spread.
Eating fermented foods is the most convenient way to obtain a daily dose of beneficial probiotic bacteria. Some of the many ways that fermented foods support overall health include by improving digestion and cognitive function, boosting immunity, helping treat irritable bowel disease, providing minerals that build bone density, helping fight allergies, and killing harmful yeast and microbes.
Wild Yeast Sourdough doesn’t create the carb haze nor does it create the lump in your stomach that leaves us couchbound. This truly is fuel for work and is free food from your local yeast and bacteria from the air around.
There is a stigma around eating organ meat. However, organ meat (Brain, Liver, Heart) are incredibly nutritious. Organ meats — particularly liver — are high in B vitamins. To make liver more palatable, grind it with common cuts of meat or use it in highly seasoned food. I’d suggest eating things like liver a couple times a week for Vitamin A specifically and Lamb blood for Iron – I’d have that before an intense workout.
Non-Wheat grains are best like Oatmeal, Buckwheat, and Quinoa when properly prepared. Sweet Potato/Potato too. Honey is great for lifting and consuming just enough grain for your strenuous exercise.
Find a purpose. This could be in art, music, family, God, nature, animals, whatever gets you out of bed in the morning. If you’re stuck in a wage slave job as a sacrifice to make money for your family then figure out a way to also pursue that purpose. Without a purpose a man is nothing, just another cog. A cog has no ambition – no life, it just moves until it breaks and is replaced by another.
Sometimes the spiritual malaise is masked in colloquial terms like “black pill” but is ever-present even amongst normal people – this is why a film like Fight Club tapped into the subconscious felt by the masses. The error in the “black pill” or Fight Club is giving into a psychology of hate for the system or others that have nothing to do with it. They are just following along – just in the same way you are. Stop and think how giving yourself a purpose will fix your mindset and way of life.
Cranberry – Works by preventing bacteria from sticking to the bladder and urinary tract, so they are washed out
Garlic – Its reputation is as an aid to a healthy heart and circulation (Good for fitness enthusiasts). It contains antioxidants and is a natural antibiotic, anti-fungal and antiviral. If eaten raw it’s good to crush it and wait about 10 minutes before eating. It’s also a pre biotic.
Tea Tree oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It is a remedy for cuts, bites, blisters and acne.
Turmeric is a very effective intestinal antiseptic and is highly beneficial in intestinal problems, especially chronic diarrhoea. It also helps prevent flatulence. Is anti-bacterial and helps wounds heal.
Aloe – Treat sunburn/burns, dryness, itching, eczema, psoriasis and frost bite Bilberry – Help wound healing, prevent and treat bruising, hemorrhoids and varicose veins, and treat diarrhea and urinary tract infections
Testosterone is tied to: Sex drive, maintenance of muscle mass, alertness, energy, confidence, and strength.
High alcohol consumption has been associated with estrogen dominance and problems such as: abnormal pancreatic functioning, higher risk for insulin resistance, increased risk for liver disease, lower sex drive, lowered testosterone, anxiety, malnutrition.
High caffeine consumption may increase cortisol levels and impact the adrenal glands. This can interfere with appetite and energy, causing anxiety, sleep issues, and digestive problems. Try keeping your caffeine intake to about one to two servings daily, such as two small cups of regular coffee.
Increase Testosterone Naturally:
*Compiled over many studies, articles, and personal experience
• Lifting heavy (Low rep)
• Good Sleep (No light for 2 hours until bed)
• Low Stress / Cortisol (Good Mindset)
• Dietary: High Fat / Adequate Protein 1 g per lb
• Low body fat (ideally 8-12%) • (Interestingly) Talking to beautiful women
• Sex (not masturbation)
• Creatine HCL
• Get violent (Moshing, boxing, MMA, etc)
• Proper levels of vitamins (below)
• Switch to Organic to reduce pesticide and GMO exposur
• Laughter, Happiness, Success and Competition (Dopamine)
• Avoid estrogenic compounds (Xenoestrogens, Phytoestrogens, Parabens)
• Minimize Radiation & EMF Exposure (keep phone away from your balls)
• Stand Up Straight (Express power through open, expansive postures, T-posing does in fact boost testosterone)
• Keep balls cool, Avoid tight underwear, Take cold showers (however this limits muscle growth), Go commando
• Compliment people, smile and wave, help others (endorphins/dopamine)
• Magnesium (Bisgylcinate) 400mg (Dark Chocolate 4oz 256mg)
• Zinc 20mg (4 Oysters 25mg / 8oz Beef lOmg)
• D3 <100,000 IU (Sun / Beef Liver / Cod Liver Oil)
• Boron lOmg
• Rub Vitamin D3 Liquid on your balls (Weird – Yes, but effective)
*Vitamin D, Mag, Zinc have the strongest evidence as testosterone boosters. Micronutrients (C, B, E) may also have benefits.
Porn changes brain plasticity and affects the sensitivity of dopamine receptors. This is why the more porn a person watches, the less sexual desire and satisfaction they feel from less stimulation. The brain acquires a new taste for virtual sex and becomes less responsive to arousal from real people.
“In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection .” -Plato
“It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit. But you cannot see that, if you are careless; for it will not come of its own accord.” -Socrates
Supplementing with creatine can result in significant increases in muscle mass. This applies to both untrained individuals and elite athletes. In one review, adding creatine to a training program increased strength by 8%, weightlifting performance by 14% and bench press one-rep max by 43%, compared to training alone.
Creatine HCL does not have side effects like water retention and diarrhea and is the best version of creatine now. To take advantage of the performance enhancing effects of Creatine HCI, it is best taken consistently on a daily basis. The most efficacious dose is a single 1-2 gram serve first thing in the morning on non-workout days, or immediately post-workout on workout days.
Toothpaste : Either use activated charcoal toothpaste or Homemade 3tbs coconut oil, Itbs baking soda, and Itbs of sea salt (Optional add a drop of peppermint oil) Mouthwash : To make a baking soda mouthwash, add 2 teaspoons of baking soda to 1 cup of warm water. Swish the mouthwash around in your mouth for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out. / Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water. Gargle for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out.
Either shave or don’t – Having stubble everyday makes you look lazy (Creating that good habit transfers to other things). If you are going to have a beard make sure it is properly groomed.
Birth Control Causes
• Causes cervical cancer
– Five year usage DOUBLES chances of cervical cancer
• Delaying pregnancy increases breast cancer in general Five year usage causes persistent increase in risk even after usage ceases
• There is NO DIFFERENCE between modes of hormonal birth control and cancer links (Lower hormone dose =/= lower cancer risk)
Reproduction – Lowers fertility:
• Dramatically lowers fertility while women who are using the pill (obviously)
• Causes drop in fertility after usage, prevents 50% of women from conceiving from 1 to 6 years (over 30), most under 3 years (under 30 only)
• Shrinks ovaries: Size reduction between 29-52%, largest reduction in YOUNG women 19-30 y/o
Women are more likely to have a stroke than men. Men and women share many of the same risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. However, women have several unique risk factors. These include: birth control use, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy
Men are more likely to abuse alcohol and become dependent upon it. However, the impacts of chronic alcohol use are greater on women than men. These complications include heart disease and breast cancer.
Women are more likely to show signs of depression than men. From ages 14 to 25, women are twice as likely than men to have depression. That ratio narrows with age.