Friday, March 28, 2014

Don't Hate

I know I've maybe said in the past that I wasn't CrossFit's biggest supporter despite pretty much being a garage CrossFitter myself.

Mostly, I think it's a good thing as long as its not being a dickless know-nothing who doesn't know what they are doing.

That being said it really irks me when I hear people saying those people are insane, crazy and etc. and then I look at that person and they look like a fat un-athletic waste of space.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

30-day reset and brief RS reintroduction

Frankly I don't know if I am ever going to finish these chiro articles I imagine I will get around to the final installment one of these days. As it so happens though I do most of my blogging from my work computer.

I want to be a more credible blog and actually provide some referenced material but on days when you are busy hammering out stories for the newspaper the last thing you want to do is a research piece.

Anyways, I'm going to blog about some of my resistant starch [RS] experiences. If you are not familiar with what RS then I suggest you start reading the Free the Animal blog ASAP. However, as a quick primer to why this stuff is cool check out a recent Mark's Daily Apple post which can get you up to speed pretty quick.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lets eat babies and lift some weights

As of lately I have been feeling better then I have in probably like 8 or so months. No more low carb for me right now just eating when I feel hungry and what I want as long as it follows the template of a strict paleo diet.

Sweet potatoes, yucca, plantains– oh my. Been just mowing down liver as well as of late since it is pretty cheap at my local Meijers Grocery Store (if your not familiar then you are obviously not from Michigan.)

Also, I finally lifted after a long absence and it felt amazing. I was covering a story at the local Crossfit gym in my area and jumped in to surprise the trainers. I find it pretty amusing that someone as skinny as me manages to make people look stupid by killing ring muscle ups and having fairly decent squat form despite not looking like someone built for lifting and gymnastics.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

30-Day Reset Challenge

So I am holding off on my last piece on the muscoloskeletal system and how it relates to other aspects of health and other health systems like skeletal and nervous. In fact probably in all honesty I've been writing these things wrong because chiropractors are mostly dealing with probably the skeletal but it all sort of goes hand and hand so please forgive my ignorance.

Instead I just sort of want to blog about something without having to reference everything that I'm saying. The topic I have chosen is a paleo 30-day reset diet.

I'm sure everyone knows what this is and in fact Mark Sisson has a book that is slightly shorter then his classic and is for only 21 days that I usually recommend to people looking for info on the paleo diet. The book is quick to read, easy to understand and really just gets to the meat and bones of the diet and lifestyle.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Random thoughts about a recent JRE podcast

So I've been a bit busy and I haven't really had a chance to finish up the series of blog posts I began about the musculoskeletal system. So instead I am going to write about just some thoughts I've been having.

Not sure if anyone who reads these listens to the Joe Rogan Experience if you haven't you should because the guy is really, really smart and he has great guests. Sometimes I don't really care for his guests when their stand ups but the guy has a great record of interesting people if you don't believe me look through his archive he's talked to guys like Neil Degrasse Tyson and Melissa Ethridge how different can you be.

Anyways, there was a really interesting guest he had on, Dr. Rhonda Patrick ??? I could be wrong on the name but check my Tumblr on this one or simply Youtube the interview. Patrick, if that is her name, is a organic chemist (I think) and really calls out some bullshit in the health world. Heck even Rogan calls out some bullshit in the health world in regards to this mycotoxin issue in coffee.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Is chiropractic care the missing link: How our musculoskeletal system affects the way we think, move and feel part 2

For the next portion of this series I am going to try to provide some insight in how the musculoskeletal system plays a role in our overall health and how it may be affecting other processes in the body that would normally be assumed as being separate.

I will provide some cited studies to help to validate some of these claims as well as draw some of my own conclusions as well. I am not a doctor so obviously I can't endorse this shit or should be taken as medical advice in any way. So don't think that by me saying getting a massage or a chiropractic adjustment may help in alleviating symptoms of lupus or some shit as the cure for a chronic disease.

My credentials as far as medicine is nil I have zilch and as a trainer I have none either. What I am is an athletic person who trains (well trained until I got hurt) hard and researches like a mad man on these topics in both the conventional and esoteric realms of health.

Also to note, despite the title and the last post having the word chiropractor in it know that this is an article about the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors and P.T.s (Physical Therapists) are probably the most well known and most utilized specialists in these fields. I am merely trying to highlight the importance of maintaining this shit.

So go get a massage, run a fucking mile or lift something heavy because in doing so you are going to greatly improve your quality of life.

O.k. now on to the article.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Is chiropractic care the missing link: How our musculoskeletal system affects the way we think, move and feel part 1

O.k. so there are a lot of these paleo bloggers on the blogsphere who all have their niches. We have guys like Chris Kresser who is like the researcher guy, Dave Asprey is like the cyclical ketogenic coffee guy, Richard Nikoly is the resistant starch and probiotics guy; etc, etc, etc...

I am not trying to be anything in particular but I am trying to look at things from all aspects. The whole purpose of this blog is to basically wade through this murky river called health. Things are really unclear when it comes to health and there are a lot of factors that play in to what determines if someone is healthy.

My goal is to basically pick apart bits of pieces of information and basically combine the best of all worlds in regards to my own health and performance... while along the way  running my own experiments and hopefully enlightening people to some things as well.

Anyways what I want to cover in this post or rather the next couple of posts is the importance of good chiropractic, massage therapy and basically stuff that relates to the musculoskeletal system. I think this may be under appreciated or rather an overlooked component when it comes to health, especially to the non-athlete in regards to how it can affect all aspects of life.


Okie Dokie looks like for now on I am going to make a concerted effort to blog regularly. Since I have decided to blog on a fairly consistent basis I figured that I should move away from my current Tumblr account and start an actual account solely for my thoughts and ramblings as well as articles I research and write
We'll see how this goes and I imagine the Tumblr will still be the main labor of love and will inevitable be my main landing page in which people if interested in my actual blogging can be redirected here.
Either way lookout for blog posts to start coming on semi-regular basis... hopefully. I will also probably update and repost some older things from the Tumblr that I felt were particularly good and less on the crazy side of what I have done in the past. Especially my budget dieting plan which if all goes well will be experimenting fairly soon with as well as if the budget diet plan goes well will include some experiments with Soylent and if I can further stretch my dollar with a large initial investment. I may just have to gradually acquire items for the Soylent experiment over weeks or months at a time in order to properly do it since the stuff up front is so damn expensive.