Some New (Old) Health Concepts

I will be picking up pace on producing content for this blog. Currently I am interested in some schisms in different online communities, especially the MGTOW and MRAs, and will be writing about this (as it teeters on becoming mainstream) as well as my usual interest in health, fitness and sex. As I progress as a writer I will be attempting to tackle bigger projects as more of a scientific journalist and perhaps write scripts and produce content for a youtube channel.

Right now, I mostly just follow where my interests lay and get my information second-hand, from books, blogs, and articles based on scientific literature. There are many intelligent people out there that give excellent interpretations and a holistic view of scientific studies.

In this post, I’d like to go over some gems in other blogs.

You may have heard the saying, “you are what you eat”, but what about…

1)      You are your microbiome

2)      You are how often and intensely you induce hormesis

3)      You are the casts you “wear”

Let’s check it out. Continue reading

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The Human Ecosystem

“They are not on the earth, but within the earth. They are part of stone, of the animals and of the wind.” – Jean Malaurie speaking of the Inuit

A crucial factor in sustaining health seems to have been lost; the maintenance of external and internal ecosystems. There is a disconnection in what is naturally a closed system, a cycle, creating linear paths that lead to nowhere.

As Hippocrates stated 2000 years ago, “all disease begins in the gut”. With ten bacteria cells to every one human cell we are more microbe than human. These bacteria communities vary depending on our environments, eating habits and hygiene behaviours. The people that live the closest to the earth do live within it- they share the bacteria of the animals they hunt or herd with the soil and with the other people in their community.

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Ponijao from the Babies movie growing up “within the earth” of Namibia.

These people are much healthier than urban dwellers and less likely to develop autoimmune conditions.

Recent studies are finding more symbiotic relationships and connections in studying microbes and fungi- but it has been part of a more primitive wisdom for thousands of years. The human food project is gathering data from American faecal samples and exploring the bacteria on and within Hadza hunters. I am excited to see what they find. Continue reading