Health

(Obligatory disclaimer that none of the following should be construed as professional medical advice. Don’t sue me, bro!)

DIET: Carnivore

Eat meat. In particular fatty cuts of beef. It’s how we were made to eat. Don’t eat carbs, and don’t eat processed foods (especially anything with vegetable oils). Add salt to taste. Intermittently fast. (More on fasting here.)

Here‘s a good introduction to the carnivore diet. (Here‘s a video introduction.) You can also check out MeatRx, this website, Shawn Baker’s podcast (and Instagram), Diagnosis Diet, and World Carnivore Tribe, among many other resources.

What are the possible benefits?

What’s the evidence? In short:

Quick FAQ:

More questions? Check out my longer FAQ.

Does carnivore work for literally everyone? No. Should everyone give carnivore a try? Yes. It’s made my life much better. Maybe it can help you, too.

Exercise: WEIGHTLIFTING AND HIIT

Muscle is good for you. Weightlifting is one of the best things you can do for your health. It helps your mental health almost as much as therapy and antidepressants. Here are the main things I’ve learned about weightlifting:

What about cardio?

Sleep

Here are the main things I’ve found to be helpful for good sleep based on my own research and personal experience:

  • Make sure you are getting enough sleep. (How much is enough? Listen to your body!)
  • Go to sleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day. (Don’t hit the snooze button! But also, if possible, don’t set an alarm.)
  • Avoid artificial light before bedtime. (Wear blue light blockers a couple hours before going to bed.) Also make sure your bedroom is dark while you are sleeping.
  • Eat well (i.e., carnivore/keto) and exercise.
  • Get sun during the day (especially in the morning) if possible.
  • If necessary, take 300 µg melatonin a few hours before bed.
  • Finish eating and drinking a few hours before bedtime.

Other

Soak up the sun! “[V]itamin D supplements are … no substitute for natural sunlight.”

When it comes to anything that was not part of our ancestral environment—like phthalates or flame retardants—assume they are harmful until proven otherwise.

Men, avoid ibuprofen.

If you need a surgery, try to get it scheduled for a Monday. (Or better yet, avoid hospitals altogether if you can.)