Chasing Health In 2018!

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I am of the belief that the CDC (center for disease control) lists in the vicinity of 13,000 different human diseases.

After some recent study and research I am convinced there is only ONE human disease, that can exhibit 13,000 different symptoms. At its very core all human illness and disease starts with malfunctioning cells. All of us have malfunctioning cells, but our immune systems are strong enough to kill them before they can proliferate to a point that cause a problem. Conditions like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and the common cold all originate from malfunctioning cells that have been afforded an environment to grow and spread.

The beauty of breaking it down and understanding the “root cause” is we can then move forward focusing all of our efforts on rectifying it instead of just masking the symptoms.

Now, there are only two causes of a malfunctioning cell, and they are TOXICITY and DEFICIENCY. 

When humans are looking to improve their health parameters the first thing they do is dive head first into grueling gym regimes. Of course, we all know how this game plays out, we get injured and/or sick (malfunctioning sick cells), and then give up after just a few short weeks blaming exercise as the culprit for our ultimate demise.

With quotes like “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” and “All disease starts in the gut” the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, knew all to well the power quality nutrition plays in achieving optimal health in a human body.

So where the fuck did it all go so horribly wrong? Our pursuit and insatiable appetite for mass production has ensured that basic farming techniques are no longer adhered too. Things like overuse of pesticides, herbicides, and soil depleting fertilizers have destroyed the nutrient composition of the soil. Throw into that equation the seeds themselves have been genetically modified and you can see that we have absolutely NO chance of growing nutrient dense crops! Because of the mass distribution networks, things like fruit are being harvested long before they have ripened, this in itself is a huge problem as the bulk of the nutrients are naturally formed in the final stages the ripening process. They then sit in storage for long periods (losing more of the little nutrients they have) before being artificially ripened to appeal to the consumer. End result is a nutrient inferior fruit!

Meat and dairy is just another fucking basket case altogether. With a combination of caging the animals, feeding them toxic garbage, pumping them full of hormones to grow bigger quicker, and antibiotics to keep them alive, the end result at the supermarket is a low-grade cut of meat that is crammed full of toxins and severely nutrient deficient. If you are not purchasing certified grass-fed, hormone free, antibiotic free meat you are bat shit crazy!

As for milk, well, unless you are a fucking baby cow I don’t see the need for you to be touching the stuff! Humans are designed to be reared on human breast milk, plain and fucking simple! After that point there is no need for a human being to require a milk product again for their entire lifespan.

So how do we turn this all around and head down the path of disease free optimal health? First we need to eliminate the toxins we are ingesting and being exposed to environmentally, then we need to go about restoring our cells with the nutrients they have been denied for far too long. My recommendation to get you on the right track would be to seek out a holistic practitioner that recognizes the practice of Nutrient therapy, or, if you have the time and motivation, educating yourself through reading is never a bad idea.

I am still optimistic that we have not yet hit the point of no return, but we must move quick to change the status quo before human health is fucked forever!

Ash Yates

Stop The Diet Madness!

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The mere mention of the word “diet” sends me into a state of cold sweats and dizzy spells!

I don’t think there is a book, journal, white paper or YouTube clip out there that I haven’t read or seen regarding the latest nutrition hack.  Besides that, I try to implement their key components for a period of time to validate their claims.

My finely tuned bullshit radar usually picks up on the Authors or Influence’s angle pretty quick, it often presents itself in the form of some sort of radical claim that this or that will have you looking like a Victoria’s secret supermodel, or, WWE muscle-bound freak in no time.

98% of what I have come across is nothing more than very well constructed marketing and PR campaigns that judge the success of their work on sales, not consumers results! If I were that way inclined, I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to pay off someone “credible” (I use that term super loosely) to endorse my cutting edge diet that involves collecting your neighbors dog shit , drying it for 7 days, crushing it into a fine powder than shoving it up your ass – and turning that into the buzz diet of 2018!

In a world where we demand everything to be backed by science or celebrities, we have lost the most important factor of all, COMMON FUCKING SENSE. Like, does it seem like a good idea for your health to eat 3 servings of pizza/day washed done with a six-pack of beer? Of course not (although maybe one day might be fun)! Does it sound like a better option to include fresh fruits, vegetables and lean protein sources with each meal? mmmm maybe?

Simplifying the shit out of it is going to get way closer to where you want to be rather than scouring science journals (leave that to me) looking for that one molecule that will change your DNA to replicate Brad Pitt’s or Julia Roberts (showing my age there).

Yeah yeah, I know that not all food’s react equally with everyone. So that is where trial and error comes into the picture, you test and adjust according to how you feel after eating certain foods. We no longer have to play Russian roulette on random berries or random shit on the ground like our early friends living in caves had too. So if you don’t have any allergies try different shit.

For me personally, I have played around for years trialing different foods and approaches, and I have found that the Vegetarian way of life offers my body and lifestyle the best results. Does that mean everyone should be a vegetarian? FUCK NO! My physiology and digestive track just seems to thrive on that, I have seen very fit and healthy dudes eat half a fucking cow per day and are absolute machines with perfect blood work and health markers.

Bloating, sluggishness and excess gas can all be signs that what you just ate probably isn’t perfect for you. Don’t be afraid to play around with different foods and methodologies, because trust me, as a meat eater my whole life, the last thing I saw coming was me converting to vegetarianism! But, I was willing to go through experimentation and elimination to find what my body enjoyed and thrived on. Make no mistake though, were I to find at some point this no longer affords me the resluts I am looking for I will go back to meat in an instant. Don’t ever just keep eating a certain way because your family or friends do if it is not allowing you to function at your highest capacity.

The diet zelots out there will push their agenda on you to make themselves feel better about the way they eat (most humans are insecure as fuck). I couldn’t give two fucks if you follow the paleo diet, Atkins diet, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto or any other shit you can think of, if it works for you then awesome, doesn’t mean it will work for everyone! So play around with a few to see what fits for you.

There are some generic rules that apply to ALL humans and should become daily staples;

  • Consuming adequte amounts of water every day (hydrate or die).
  • Eating whole foods (if it has a food label it aint real food).
  • Not over consuming at meals (case of too much of a good thing).

No matter the “diet” you choose to abide by, you cant go wrong if you keep these basics in mind!

Ash Yates