Talk about your story and how you arrived as the “chemical-free” guy.
I grew up on a small farm in Eastern Oregon on the standard American diet. That is to say, we would hunt, fish, and eat lots of meat. Fast-forward to age 37, and I was 38 pounds overweight. I had skin issues, gut issues, rectal bleeding, fatigue, and my elbows were bleeding through my suits… Looking back, it’s like, “Oh my god, I was just bleeding all the time!”
Finally, I ruined a whole family trip to Peru because I needed emergency surgery. I realized that my poor health didn’t affect just me, it affected everyone around me. But I didn’t know what to do because I thought I was healthy. I didn’t know my body was rotting from the inside-out.
After that, one of my friends was diagnosed with cancer so we enrolled in a life transformation program together. They completely change your environment, what you eat and drink, and they lecture throughout. I had green juices twice a day, for example. By the end of day one, my acid indigestion was gone and my energy picked up.
I still had some detox symptoms from heavy metals, though, like headaches and night sweats, but about four days in I woke up and felt like I was 19 years old again. My arms were almost tingling with energy and my brain felt clear, in other words, I felt like a young kid again. Obviously, I got back and wanted to tell everyone about it, which is how I got here.
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The mystery of meat that nobody wants to tell you
Fish 1,500 miles offshore are developing male and female organs because of the estrogen in microplastics. Animals will bioaccumulate toxins from food, water, and air in their tissue. So every time you take a bite you’re eating every single chemical they’ve ingested in their lifetime. With a plant-based diet, though, 98% of the chemicals they spray on it will wash off. That being said, it’s best to just go organic entirely because the FDA in the US allows up to 150 chemicals into the “organic” label. So we have to be aware of where our food comes from, make smart choices around our food, and learn how to detox from heavy metals.
Never consume supplements with these three ingredients
These ingredients would be magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and dicalcium phosphate. Pharmaceutical companies produce 85% of supplements, and they use these as binders, fillers, and flow agents. Good for speed of use, but not good for you. High-quality supplements won’t use binders and fillers because they don’t need to.
How and why we should listen to our gut
Above all, you really need to pay attention to how your body responds to food. When you eat something, how does your stomach feel? Do you feel over satiated or heavy? Do you feel gas, bloating, or indigestion? This is like your body’s check engine light because the digestive tract is the driving engine of your health. All the nutrients come through there and it eliminates waste, so it’s important to make sure everything is clean and healthy so your body functions correctly.
Getting a natural high from eating lower on the food chain
As a society, we’ve grown away from nature. In nature, all animals eat a 100% raw and living food diet with vegetables like roots and sprouts. Sprouts are on average 10-30 times more nutritious than fresh-picked vegetables. When you’re eating super fresh food like this you’re getting oxygen, hormones, phytochemicals, and enzymes that you won’t get from store-bought vegetables.
Why traditional diets won’t satisfy on a cellular level
Generally, people don’t have enough high-quality fats in their diet. So you don’t get a good fat membrane around the cell, which is necessary for nutrients to get in. Cellular inflammation is another issue as well. When your cells are inflamed it’s hard for them to absorb nutrients. Even before the food gets to you, 85% of the nutrients are farmed out of today’s soil. So even if you grow your own food you’ll be getting 15% of the fuel. As a result, I really focus on the soil quality of where my food is grown. We eat so much because our food isn’t nutritious on a cellular level. We’ve become malnourished while also being overweight because of the empty, processed calories. When you start flooding your body with nutrition, those cravings go away.