Carnivore Diet- Sustainable Ancestral Diet or Dangerous Fad?

We will be adding more to this article in the future so make sure to check back in or follow us on social media to stay up to date. There is more and more information coming out every day as more people learn about the diet and try it for themselves. I will be trying this diet again this winter and Thaddeus is planning on doing the same. 

Imagine a diet where you only ate things that for many years were considered bad for you. Things like bacon, steaks, ribs, butter and burgers have been demonized for quite a while now for many different reasons.

What if someone told you that you could eat all those things, skip the veggies and still be healthy?

That's what many people are saying about the carnivore diet.

I'm typing away in between bites of a large ribeye and washing it down with some home-made bone broth. It's been a little tough to get used to but surprisingly not as much as I thought.

CARNIVORE DIET AKA ZERO CARB DIET

I've been seeing more and more talk about the carnivore diet and all the benefits people have gained from it so I knew I needed to investigate further.

Proponents of this diet have made some pretty amazing claims about the benefits that they've received by going on this diet. Some are a little hard to believe but because I love experimenting, I decided to dive into it and see what I could find out and even try the diet out for myself. I'll try to dig into the science behind this and also try it out myself for a few months while undergoing testing throughout the experiment.

WHAT IS THE CARNIVORE DIET?

If there is a diet that is the antithesis of the vegan diet, then the Carnivore diet is it.  As for anyone who has not heard of the carnivore diet, well it is exactly what it sounds like, a diet consisting of meat and water.  What about vegetables you may ask, well those are reserved for omnivorous and vegetarian/vegan diets.

Just like any diet approach, there are variables that can be tweaked on carnivore.  With Paleo you will hear zealots argue about legumes, some vegetarians will choose to eat poultry or dairy, the vegan community may not agree on honey, either way, you get the point; there are those 100% committed to the rules and others who see the strategy as a blueprint that can be adjusted for individual needs.  I have met carnivore purists who adhere to a diet of only meat and water, others who allow for dairy and even some that will pull in plant-based foods like coffee and/or plant adaptogen supplements.  For research and understanding, I have gone through periods of both strict adherence as well as allowing for some individualized leniency.  Personally, I have found value in the carnivore diet approach, with little to no subjective effect when deviating from strict adherence – intermittently I allowed for coffee and a few supplements that are plant-based.

Many people start this diet and stick to just a couple of things like ground beef and steak and have seen amazing results, but I'm going to incorporate a few other things that should help to optimize this diet.

Since I'm trying to perform at the absolute best and want to give my body and mind the best chance for success I'll be adding in many different animal products to give myself a more well rounded and ancestrally accurate type of diet (where meat is concerned). I'll be including meat from various sources including farm raised (grass-fed), wild game and also seafood. I'll also be including things like organ meat and bone broth to increase the number of nutrients that I am getting from my food.

So why start a diet in the first place that seems so extreme?  There are a whole host of reasons, but let’s start with something that provides visual feedback…weight loss!  Many Americans and other parts of the world that have adopted American food and lifestyle struggle with weight management, this focus is important not just for aesthetics but also to address the multitude to health issues that correlate with being overweight.  If you have seen the social media posts of people using the carnivore diet, you may wonder how anyone can possibly lose weight eating that much fat, protein and red meat.  While there are a lot of reasons that this seemingly counter-intuitive approach facilitates weight loss, we will limit our attention to a couple of reasons that are fairly easy concepts to understand.

Weight loss

Almost everyone has heard about insulin whether in the context of diabetes or maybe even performance enhancement. We know that insulin plays a huge role in our physiological health, but we also know that too much insulin can wreak havoc on our health.  Through diabetes research, we better understand how carbohydrates can potentiate the secretion of insulin, a hormone that signals the body to store available blood sugar as fat and glycogen.  If we reduce the volume and frequency of carbohydrates in the diet, we subsequently reduce the circulating blood glucose and insulin that can result in increased fat stores. 

Different macronutrients cause different levels of satiety after ingested, protein being the king of satiety [r]. If a diet or type of food improves the length of time in which one is satisfied and not hungry, we can then assume the person will eat less and are less likely to give into cravings.  Don’t get me wrong, you can out eat a good diet approach, but it takes focused effort to eat excessive calories if you are sticking to the macros guidelines – there are a small number of individuals with genetic and hormone imbalances that can allow people to overeat even on a highly satiating diet [r].

Lower Inflammation

Let’s not stop with the benefits, next up is inflammation and how it is affected by the carnivore approach.  As previously mentioned around heart health, excess sugar can cause an inflammatory response that can affect the gut, nervous system and multiple other tissues in the body.  Since the carbohydrate intake is so low on a carnivore diet, there is also a higher potential to dip in and out of ketosis.  The ketones produced during ketosis provide an anti-inflammatory effect, of which science does not fully understand, but no need to wait for science to explain before taking control of your own health.  Since I am not a doctor nor is this article written to treat disease, I will not dive into the proven benefits for individuals suffering from epilepsy, Parkinson’s and many other neurological diseases, but if you or someone you know suffers from a neurological disease it may benefit to look into carnivore or at least a ketogenic diet[r].

Testosterone boost

What about testosterone?  Men and women alike now better understand the importance of optimizing this hormone that seems to have the properties of the Fountain of Youth.   Since testosterone is made in the body from cholesterol and saturated fat, removing or reducing these fats can result in sub-optimal testosterone levels[r].  Testosterone helps maintain/increase muscle mass, ensure a healthy libido, promotes longevity, blood sugar control and a host of other positive impacts.  No one, man or woman, can neglect the importance of this marker on their health if their focus is to optimize overall wellness.

Better digestive health

POSSIBLE NEGATIVES

Digestive Issues

One of the first things that people ask when I mention trying out this diet is whether the lack of fiber caused constipation or other digestive issues and that was one of my concerns going into this experiment. I felt pretty confident after talking to a few other people that if I did have any issues then they would only last a week at most. Come to find out, I didn't experience any negative issues with my digestion at all.

Heart Attack Risk

Will all of this fat and protein cause a heart attack?  This is a concern mostly resulting from misinformation from the low-fat high-carb era, but does have some validity.  If you have had your 23andMe done and found that you are the lucky winner of the APOE4 variant, then a diet higher in saturated fat may not be best for you as it could result if an unsafe increase in LDL cholesterol.  On the flipside, there is a high likelihood that this approach can reverse plaque buildup in the heart/arteries of individuals who do not have the genetic hurdle previously mentioned.  Interestingly, Dr. Rocky Patel implemented the CarbNite diet strategy (not carnivore but it is high protein, high fat and low carb) popularized by physicist John Keifer, and found that both he and his patients had statistically favorable results with reducing built up arterial plaque [r].  Another interesting nugget of information is that excess glucose can cause an inflammatory response in the body and when paired with high cholesterol and blood triglycerides, the result can be the accumulation of arterial plaque; if you simply remove or reduce the variable causing the inflammatory response (sugar in this case), you may encourage the body to clean up the plaque as well as the cholesterol and triglyceride markers that are out of whack.

Environmental Impact

One concern that is important to me as a co-custodian of this earth is the sustainability of a high amount of meat consumption.  Unfortunately, we do not have any data to show how our ecosystem is affected by large swaths of people relying heavily or solely on meat, but we can at least look make good guestimates on the impact of our choices.  Similar to the argument against vegans and monocropping, probably the most important concept is – how is our food cared for prior to human consumption [r].  Monocropping and massive livestock feedlots are terrible for the environment and for our bodies.  On an organic, biodynamic farm where the livestock and vegetation are effectively rotated in such a way that the farm is seemingly mimicking a natural lifecycle, we are then promoting a practice that will symbiotically work with the natural rhythms of the earth.  This relationship with the earth will allow us to build the infrastructure needed to facilitate a productive environment that will give back to the earth in the form of soil nutrients, improvements in air quality and other environmental variables as well it will provide the nutritional support for all individuals, regardless of their diet strategy.  There are a lot of people on both sides of this argument with great points, but I have personally found a lot of value in Robb Wolf’s view.  I would highly suggest checking out a few of Robb’s podcasts on the subject where he passionately discusses the nuances and unknowns.

Cancer Risks

Another curveball that might derail preparations to start a carnivore diet is the misinformation around cancer that stemmed from the china study.  While meat is not inherently carcinogenic, the proponents of the china study would likely argue otherwise.  Below is a few of the shortcomings associated with the china study:

  • The claims are not fully supported by the data collected during the study
  • There was a full population of people involved whose diet was high in fat and protein – they were assessed and determined to be in good health
  • It was an epidemiological study – these do not determine causation, only correlation and furthermore does not account for the multiple other variables that may have also trended in populations with less than favorable health assessments
  • High blood glucose showed a significantly significant correlation with cancer – guess what has little to no carbohydrates in it….MEAT

I would definitely look at Denise Minger’s article debunking the China Study if this peaks you interest.  China Study aside, it is probably a good idea to select for meats that were raised ethically and naturally, as there is evidence to support the differences of nutritional quality and toxin load depending on how the animal was cared for.  If you are interested in the misinformation and propaganda around meat or want to understand more about ancestral diets and health, Nina Teicholz wrote an excellent resource titled The Big Fat Surprise.   

Not Enough Nutrients

Nutrient intake and variety is also a concern, one that was the first to pop into my mind when I heard about carnivore.  Where will I get my vitamin C from if I don’t eat any citrus fruits?  One of the first things to take into account is not just getting enough of the right nutrients, but also being able to absorb them.  Plants contain compounds referred to anti-nutrients, which affects the absorption of nutrients [r], so one argument would be to eliminate plants or at least the ones with the highest level of nutrient robbing compounds – check out The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry for more.  We must also account for bioavailability of the nutrients consumed because this can vary greatly when comparing animal vs. plant sources.  It is well supported that the animal forms for many nutrients seem to be more favorably absorbed and used in the body, Omega 3s and Vitamin A for example.  Next, we have to think about the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for nutrients and how they were determined.  Many of the reference points for nutrients detailed on the RDA(s) were developed in the context of an agricultural based diet, which means that some of the recommendations for nutrients that facilitate carbohydrate metabolism are either skewed or are completely irrelevant in this context.  To close the loop on the previous comment regarding vitamin C, glucose impairs the metabolism of this highly regarded vitamin, uric acid provides a sparring effect and there are several other factors at play provoking one to think “maybe we should go back to the drawing board on these RDA(s).”

While carnivore is not a panacea, it will provide benefit to many.  If you know how to effectively implement dietary changes, analyze the outcome of those changes and pivot accordingly, carnivore is an excellent option.  If you choose to give carnivore a try, just like anything, make sure to research in advance, carefully prep to ensure adherence and most of all enjoy the learning process.  Good luck to you and your nutritional endeavors, and on that note, I am going to finish up sizzling the ribeye and venison marinating in front of me.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE CARNIVORE DIET

Before I get into my experience with this way of eating, let me give you some background.

For many years I've been experimenting with all types of diets. Well, almost all types..

I've never tried a vegan or vegetarian type diet because, well, I like meat too much. I also believe that there are many advantages to eating close to what my ancestors would have typically eaten for hundreds and even thousands of years and last time I checked there wasn't any record of western and northern Europeans eating a primarily plant-based diet.

I'll start by listing what I typically ate. Then I'll talk about how I felt while on the diet. This includes energy levels, cognitive function, etc. I'll then go into the body composition and then finally my results from the blood tests that I ran. Recently I was asked what my workout routine looked like while on this diet so I will add a section about that as well.

What I Ate

I still did an intermittent fast 2 or 3 times a week. The benefits of IF are too good to cut out completely so I still utilized it as part of my routine.

On days that I didn’t fast, I usually started off with bacon and eggs or sometimes leftover ribeye from the night before. Here is a list of the primary foods that I ate with the things I ate more of at the top of the list. Keep in mind that all of the products were grass-fed 99% of the time. I know that looking at this list you're going to assume that I spent a fortune on groceries, but I really didn't. I did most of my shopping at either a local farm around here or when there was a good sale at Earthfare I would take a trip up to Indy and stock up on TONS of meat. I bought so much each time that I had to start calling in my order before I left home so that they could have that hour to get it all cut and packaged for me. I was really lucky that a few times I caught ribeye, strip, or filets on sale for 6.99- 9.99 a pound! I did order some steaks from US Wellness Meats a few times but they are a little more pricey.

  • Ribeye
  • New York Strip
  • Filet
  • Venison
  • Bone Broth
  • Liverwurst and summer sausage from US Wellness Meats
  • Grass Fed Beef Sticks
  • Ground beef
  • Salmon
  • Oysters

How I Felt

To be honest, the first week of the diet was tough. I was tired, moody, experienced brain fog and struggled with headaches and quite a few cravings. I almost felt as if I was getting sick. If you've ever experimented with a ketogenic diet then these symptoms might sound familiar. What I was experiencing was my body being completely confused. I wasn't on a ketogenic diet before starting this experiment because I wanted to experience the full effect of what someone coming from a typical (although very clean) diet would experience. Because of this, my body was used to using quite a bit of carbs as fuel. Once I started this diet I was essentially depriving my body of the fuel that it was accustomed to running on. 

Once I got past the first-week things really started to improve.

Energy levels were much higher than normal and the brain fog completely cleared. My ability to focus and my memory increased Well above normal levels. The cognitive benefits seemed to taper off after a few weeks but that was probably because it became the new normal.

What The Data Showed

For the first month I tracked my ketones and glucose pretty regularly. I was really surprised that my ketones were as high as they were because of the large amount of protein that I was consuming. My ranges were normally anywhere from .5 all the way up to 3.0! I think this had to do with the large amounts of fat I was eating along with the longer than usual periods of time in between meals. In the beginning, I usually only at once or twice a day because I just wasn't hungry. After a month I had to start to force myself to eat past the point of being full because I was dropping weight way too fast. When I started, according to my FitBit Body Scale, I weighed 195.2lbs with a body fat % of 20.15% and a body mass index of 25.77. Keep in mind that these scales aren't very accurate most of the time but they provide a good insight when using them consistently and under the same conditions.

Within 10 days on the diet my numbers were 189.8lbs, 20.11%, and 25.05 BMI. Keep in mind that I hurt my back right after starting the diet so I wasn't working out AT ALL, and wasn't even moving much for the first month so these numbers are from diet alone. By the end of the first month, I was at 185.56lbs, 19.41%, and 24.49 BMI. 

By the end of the third month, I was at 172.61lbs, 14.87% and 22.78 BMI according to my scale. Its been almost 3 months since I finished this experiment and am still consuming most of my calories in the form of animal products but do have plant-based foods sometimes. Right now my scale is telling me that I am at 170lbs, 22.44 BMI and 14.84% BF. I leveled out quite a bit and am very happy where I am at right now when it comes to my weight. Now I am working on increasing lean muscle mass and keeping my body fat % around the same.

Many biomarkers improved significantly, most notably my testosterone. There are a few things that didn't improve and I will be watching these things closely in the future. I used the Ultimate test from Inside Tracker. You can get a sweet discount by using the code PRIMALHACKER for your own testing.

Workout Routine

My workout routine was pretty much the same the whole time. I would usually only workout 3 to 4 times a week and most of them were at home using just a few pieces of equipment like kettlebells, steel maces and a pull-up bar. 

I did practice what is called "greasing the groove" on a daily basis. If you don't know what this is, I'll give you a little description.

Greasing the groove is a term coined by Pavel Tsatsouline, who is considered the father of the kettlebell in the west. According to Pavel, "Strength is a skill," and like any skill, it needs to be practiced daily to really get good at it. Basically, instead of lifting heavy weights which cause tiny tears in your muscles which cause them to adapt, repair and become stronger, you use lighter weight and reps but do them much more often than you would a normal workout. This trains your muscles to fire more efficiently and "greases the groove."

The way I take advantage of this is by setting up a series of basically If This Then That (IFTTT) scenarios. For example, when I walk into my office, I automatically do two pull-ups on the pull-up bar above my desk and when I go outside I do 10 kettlebell swings. When I take a break every 30-60 minutes, I do 10 pushups and when I go to the bathroom I do 10 squats. There are many other things I do throughout the day but these are the most common. 

One day a week I would go to a gym close by that has an ARX machine. If you don't know what an ARX machine is you should really check it out. 

 

Displaying ARX leg press workout exercise.jpg

The rest of the days were just simple workouts at home using my pull-up bar, kettlebells, steel maces and whatever else I have around. These workouts lasted anywhere from 30-60 minutes and consisted of whatever I felt like doing at the time.  Here is a YouTube video showing the exercises I used most often during the diet.  I also did some functional movement and climbing a few times a week.

 

Sustainable?

There still aren't any long-term studies to prove or disprove this type of diet but many people have had greats results with this way of eating for long periods of time so for some people, it may be a good choice. We're all different so just because I did well on it doesn't mean that you will. Please consult your doctor before making any major changes to your diet.

From an ancestral perspective, I do think I will experiment with this diet for at least a few months every winter since this is when my ancestors would have eaten mainly things they could hunt or fish. We'll be adding to this article as we experiment more and come across more research.

Have you tried out an all meat diet? Let us know about your experience!

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Want Better Sleep? Read This (A Review of Qualia NIGHT)

More than one-third of Americans have trouble sleeping at night. That's roughly 100,000,000 people. 

Many of them reach for prescription products to help them sleep. 

Many others suffer restless nights, tossing and turning only to awaken in the morning feeling like they haven't slept. 

I used to be one of those people. 

I went to bed at 8pm, read a book till 10pm and then turned out the lights. 

Immediately my head would ramp up and spit out thought after thought. At 2am, frustrated and anxious I would feel like screaming. 

Finally, I found a solution that worked for me. 

I mixed 5-HTP (hydroxtryptophan) with collagen and some water, drank it down and fell asleep. 

I would keep this solution next to my bed for most nights when I couldn't sleep. 

It worked like a charm. 

But it was an unbalanced formula and I had heard that it would eventually burn out my neurotransmitters. So the goal was to use it only a couple times a week. 

I wanted to use it every single day. Because it worked. 

Whenever you take a supplement to sleep, you want to make sure its balanced. 

Taking 5-HTP with collagen wasn't balanced. I had to ensure I took time off every so often to allow my neurotransmitters to re-balance naturally. 

I didn't have the time back then to find a truly balanced formula to help with sleep, but there's now a company that has! 

I'm going to tell you about a new sleep formula called NIGHT that works and was designed by formulators diving deep into the science of biochemistry to ensure its balanced and effective. 

But first.... 

If You Can't Sleep, Try This

Remember, I found a solution to my sleep issues. It was taking 5-HTP and collagen with water. 

This did nothing for my active mind at night. But it definitely allowed me to sleep. 

With more sleep, I had less brain fog and more focused attention. 

I spent a ton of time researching about biohacking, eventually training with Dave Asprey and his team in the first class of bulletproof coaches. 

I learned two things I was doing wrong. One of them from Dave and one from Dr Jack Kruse. 

1. Do the inner emotional work. 

Part of my problem was that I had unresolved emotional issues.. don't we all. But I was actively avoiding dealing with them. I didn't want to talk to anyone about it because I thought people would think I was stupid or broken. My ego was in full force preventing me from living the life I wanted to and of course preventing me from sleeping well. 

Other articles on this blog, and on our newsletter, if you sign up, discuss how I dealt with this part. 

Please start here before relying on a supplement. A supplement will absolutely help, and I find they are valuable while doing the inner work, and then you can wean off all supplements later on.

For you, do the inner work. It will help you sleep. 

2. Block Blue Light After Dark. 

I learned so much about light in those early years it was like drinking from a fire hose. 

When I finally implemented the strategies, my sleep was FOREVER changed. 

I started wearing blue light blocking glasses and my entire world changed. 

I was able to sleep!

Now I sell my own version because I found the so effective. You can get a pair here using discount code primal10. 

Blocking blue light at night helps signal to our body that it's night. The body can then produce the right hormones to help you sleep and get the benefits of sleep.

This is SOOOOO important. If you haven't bought a pair of blueblockers, do this first. 

Next, work on the emotional issues, and if you need a supplement to help, get that while doing the inner work! 

Sometimes You Need Extra Support

 If you've done the blue light blocking and inner emotional work, or perhaps you haven't and just need to sleep, NOW, then a supplement might help. 

Remember, my concoction of 5-HTP and collagen worked wonders for me. 

Now you can try a pre-built sleep supplement that is far safer than prescription compounds. 

And guess what? It's built with that 5-HTP backbone in it that was so effective for me. 

One of the ingredients is L-tryptophan. 5-HTP is just 5-hydroxytryptophan and is a modified version of L-tryptophan. 

Each of these is modified in the body to become serotonin, which is converted to melatonin. 

5-HTP and tryptophan have been shown to decrease anxiety and to aid with sleep. 

Which should be obvious because melatonin is the hormone of sleep. 

Most people are wildly deficient in melatonin. 

This is because light at night destroys melatonin. And most of you are not blocking light at night by wearing blueblocking glasses. 

So you destroy your melatonin. 

Taking a supplement with tryptophan gives your body the precursor to the hormone you are losing by playing on your phone after dark. 

Qualia Night is the pre-built supplement that was designed to help you sleep. You can try it out and save using discount code PRIMALMIND. 

Qualia Night Benefits

L Theanine and Sleep

 Let's take a closer look at the other ingredients. 

L-theanine is associated with relaxation, focus and sleep. 

It's a key compound in green tea. Paired with caffeine, it takes away the caffeine jitters and provides a calm focus. 

At night it can help you relax and sleep better. It has been shown to boost GABA and reduce excitatory neurotransmitters.

Here's an article describing some of the studies showing these effects. 

White Peony

 White peony is one of the oldest remedies in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for everything from reducing anxiety to helping with sleep, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune issues. 

Y-Oryzanol

This is a compound from rice bran oil.

There really isn't a ton of studies on this compound yet. It has been used for anxiety and also building lean muscle. Some people use it to boost mental performance and athletic performance. Because not a ton of research has been performed, there isn't a lot of scientific data backing this up, but data from people who use it agree that it is effective. 

 Uridine

Uridine is a naturally occurring nucleic acid that plays a key role in many different neuroregulatory processes. It is believed to support short and long term memory, learning, attention, and executive function.

Mechanisms:

  • Uridine plays a key role in phospholipid synthesis, critical for cell membrane integrity
  • Acts as a novel endogenous neurotransmitter via purinergic receptors
  • Neuroprotective via its interaction with NGF and other integrins and growth factors
  • Supports synaptogenesis and neuroplasticity through increasing cerebral phosphatidylcholine levels needed to create dendrite membranes
  • Elevates dopamine without downregulation
  • Building block of RNA
  • Involved in long term potentiation which mediates memory and learning
  • Found in high amounts in human breast milk
  • Synergistic with choline donors, DHA, and other phospholipids


More Info:

 Ashwagandha

Personally, I love this compound. On days when I'm stressed, I'll take 4 tablets of Ashwagandha before bed. 

It's an adaptogenic herb and helps your body de-stress if its stressed or gain more energy if you need more energy. 

This herb has been in use for over 3,000 years and is well used in ayurved. 

It has been shown to reduce blood sugar, may have anti-cancer properties, may reduce cortisol and anxiety, increase testosterone in men and fertility in women, and increase lean muscle gain. 

Here Are The Other Ingredients

Qualia Night ingredients

I'm Using this for the Next Month 

 Neurohacker holds Beta tests to determine how effective their formulas are. They tweak the formulas based on the tests. I was not part of the SLEEP beta test, and so now that it's launched Ill be trying out for a month. 

My sleep if pretty dialed in and I'm aware of any changes. I also will track via my Oura ring and see how it affects my deep sleep and REM sleep. 

Get Your Own Qualia Sleep RIGHT HERE for a HUGE discount using code PRIMALMIND and also choosing they cancel anytime subscription. 

My Results

Stay tuned as I update this each week and compare against my previous sleep without Qualia Night

Light Protocol for Night Shift Workers (and New Moms who might well be considered night shift workers)

So you work at night.

When everyone else is sleeping.  Zzzzzzzzzz……

Maybe you consider yourself a night owl.

Maybe you love the lonlieness of the night.

Perhaps you just need the extra money.

Or in many cases, you’re a new Mom and you HAVE to be up, all hours of the night. AND the day too!

 

Well, I’ve got news for all of you lovely owls. Hoot hoot.

Humans are not nocturnal creatures.

That’s right. We belong in the SUN.

Nocturnal creatures have biology specifically designed to take the universe at night. We humans do not.

Sadly, those of us who like the cavort all night and sleep the day away are working against their biology.

In fact, light at night, referred to as ALAN (Artificial Light At Night) is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Yikes!

We have developed a protocol for night shift workers based on tons of requests.

None of this protocol is well researched in the literature because all literature is focused on the fact that daytime living is best for humans. We hear all about the dangers of living at night and being immersed in artificial light and technology. Based on this information, we attempt to come up with a way to trick your body into reversing day for night while maintaining your health. We honestly don’t know if this will work, but its our best guess based on our knowledge of how the body works with light.

 

Light at Night is Not Designed for Humans

Humans are designed to be sleeping when it’s dark. Yep, even at 5pm in the winter.

Regardless of how society has been set up to drain you, your body is supposed to be asleep during the nighttime phase on our planet.

Countless studies show how staying up past dark is detrimental to our health.

We lose the benefits of melatonin, the body’s master anticancer hormone.

We unsync our circadian rhythm which is associated with a host of diseases.

Harvard Medical School had a nice article recently on the Dark Side of light at night. 

Even eating after dark is associated with increased obesity. The Gremlins movie had it right, don’t feed your cells after dark!

Gremlin eating after dark

What The Heck Do I Do?

First, DON’T PANIC.

Do you have your towel?

Good, then let’s get started.

While working at night is not healthy, if you must do it, then it’s a good idea to implement as many strategies as you can to make it better.

The first thing you have to do is understand a little more about your body and about the Earth in order to find the optimal way to work at night.

Clocks are the Key

Our journey into the night must start with the dawn!

Part of the reason working at night is so darn harmful is because we miss the natural cues from the sun telling our body what time it is.

That’s right, our body is like a giant clock. Each and every cell in our body has a clock in it.

Our body clocks are set by the sun via special receptors in the eye.

When we don’t see the sun and instead see artificial light by staying inside, or worse yet, sleep through the dawn, then we confuse our body.

If you are going to sleep at dawn it’s probably best to attempt to reset your clocks to think dawn is dusk.

Then around dusk, when you are getting ready for work, you will have to trick your body into thinking dusk is dawn.

Go outside within 30 minutes of dawn.

If you’re still at work, take a “smoke” break or bathroom break and get outside even for a few minutes.

Block Blue

During the daytime, after you see sunrise, put on a pair of blueblockers and cover your skin to the light.

Your eyes and skin read the light environment and will tell your body it’s daytime.

But you want to go to bed.

Get home and black out your bedroom.

Use blackout curtains or put tonfoil in your windows to block the light (it works).

Keep your blueblockers on and avoid using lights at home if at all possible.

We use RED LIGHTS (Discount Code SLEEP) at home when it should be dark as the body doesn’t react to red lights like it does blue. And remember that nearly all LEDs, CFLs, incandescent, and halogen lights have enough blue in them to disrupt your circadian rhythm.

You are trying to get your melatonin to release. It wont do that if you see blue light.

Go to sleep!

Get a Magnetico

When you go to bed, it’s best to sleep on a huge magnetic field.

Our belief is that the Earth used to have a wayyyy stronger magnetic field years ago and it’s been getting weaker for so long that it’s near zero now.

The magnetic field can help heal our bodies.

But it’s basically disappeared.

Also, if you’re sleeping during the day, the field is lower anyway.

On Earth, the electric field, created by the sun is higher. At night, the magnetic field is higher.

By sleeping on a Magnetico you mimic the natural magnetic field present years ago and at night.

You can watch Dr Bonlie HERE talking about this effect.

Stop Eating!

Don’t eat within 3 hours of your bedtime.

You want to go to sleep without food digesting in your stomach.

Our own research, using an Oura ring sleep data for many years, has shown that meals close to bedtime disrupt deep sleep.

Deep sleep is the time when the body repairs itself. You want as much of that as you can get.

Our deep sleep went from near 2 hours a night to less than an hour a night and sometimes down to 20 minutes if we ate too close to bedtime.

No Technology

This should be obvious by now. Put away the tech.

Technology can disrupt circadian rhythm from the EMF given off by most tech.

In addition, it can be stimulating and make it harder for many people to fall asleep.

Read a book in front of your red light (discount code SLEEP).

Then hit the hay.

Wake up and see the sun

Get up and get outside.

Sensible sun exposure increases vitamin D synthesized by the skin.

Low vitamin D status is associated with so many diseases I don’t even want to list them all. You can search here for many of them.

Because the sun is the BEST source of vitamin D, get outside with as few clothes on as possible and soak up some D.

Don’t wear your blueblockers, sunglasses, glasses, contacts, or sun screen. Get some sun. Be sensible about it and start slow if you haven’t been out much.

Ground

We recommend you stand outside barefoot where it’s safe to do so.

Being connected to the ground may reduce inflammation and increase your energy.

You just can’t substitute real sun and the Earth for any artificial construct.

 

Sunset and Breaking your Fast

Try to time your first meal around sunset.

Sunset is sunrise to you.

Most humans break their fast at sunrise (breakfast).

First we see the sunrise, then we eat.

Eyes covered at work

If possible wear daytime blueblockers or nighttime blueblockers.

You are surrounded by artificial light.

This light has been clearly shown to cause harm after sunset.

You want to let some of it in to keep you alert and awake, but not a constant bombardment.

Wear your blueblockers about half the time if you are able to and keep them off the other half.

If you work on a laptop all night, use an app like Iris.

Conclusion

You must learn to reverse day and night and try to mimic a true 24 hour cycle of light and dark, but in reverse of the actual light and dark on our planet.

While this isn’t ideal, it’s your best bet to survive night shift until you can start sleeping like a non-nocturnal animal again.

 

LANGUAGE OF LIGHT

Here are a few things you might not know about near infrared saunas


Have you ever heard of “COLOR THERAPY”?


“Red near infrared lamps emit mostly orange, and yellow light. Colored light therapy (chromotherapy) is a time honored modality. The orange, and yellow light have been linked to moving energy downwards to the most needy chakras. Red Infra light has been found to stimulate the adrenals, testes, ovaries, and growth. Orange light stimulates the intestines, liver, pancreas, and assimilation. Yellow stimulates the spleen, stomach, and digestion. Healing and detoxification may be enhanced.” 

Not only are you stimulating lower chakras but also your imagination.  The colors of the sunrise and sunset feed the nervous system as well.  We use the sauna in the morning for meditation.  There is something very primal about being naked in a warm protected space that heightens your imagination.  EYES CLOSED ;)  Using the sauna and color therapy your body will start to understand the Language of Light and how it can add another layer of healing to your daily morning ritual.   

sunset at night

Winter is a time for introspection, falling into yourself as creator of so many things, in our modern world, we forget to slow down.  Sometimes creating nothing and sitting still is the thing necessary for our survival.  We all have seasons and cycles.  Using winter cycles to create more down time, more reading time (yes books, with pages) limiting screen time, snuggling with your family or pets, taking slow walks, setting morning rituals, reflection and meditation in the sauna, cryotherapy, and then sleep more! 

If you are looking for ways to improve your health and longevity check out the sauna space website they have so much great information.  If you have been on the fence about putting a sauna in your home, use the 20%OFF link we have provided.  

There are so many reasons to sauna, and sauna space has innovated these aesthetically beautiful works of art to fit in our homes and our modern lives.

 Try some color therapy! Your lower chakra will thank you!!! + Learn another language

saunaspace sauna in a room

The Language of Light!

We use our sauna space …(Message us for 10% discount)


  1. After workout
  2. Before and after cryotherapy
  3.  In the morning for meditation
  4. Cacao ceremony
  5. Alone time
  6. Reading space (we have a large family) haha

Peace and love this hibernation season!

Get some sleep, 

Team Primalhacker

“Remotes" to add and delete that create a healthy home habitat

What the heck are you talking about?  What is a WIFI Remote you say?

Well leaving your WIFI on in your home all day could be compromising your health, especially while you are sleeping.  Wifi remotes and timers are very helpful tools to help keep your family’s habitat a healthy one. 


Using a WIFI remote can make the transition from a constant EMF environment to a healthy one easier than you think.  


We started using the remote to turn wifi off at night.  Now we even use them to turn on and off our dining room lights as well.  


*Side note: Our lights are all red light, because we are weird, yes and we have replaced all our regular lights with red bulbs.  We don’t do anything half-ass I guess. Creating a healthy habitat is very important to us.  So we use a Gembared light (Discount Code SLEEP) in our dining room and living room and use one of our remotes to turn on and off the light conveniently. We tack the remote to the wall with 3M command strips. 


THREE MAJOR CHANGES WE MADE: 


  • Eliminated EMF exposure in our living/ sleeping habitat
  • Created a healing light environment
  • Disconnected from anything that doesn’t align with our spirit/Higher self

DO’s


DO- use a WIFI Remote (Click here) to turn OFF WIFI every night.  You can get one for free on us at Primalhacker.com/store.  We lowered the price of these remotes just so everyone can get one. We are selling them for the exact cost we pay for them and shipping them to everyone for free. 


DO- Ditch TV Remotes... and TV altogether.  TV is a way people manipulate and enact mind controls without you knowing.   Find alternative sources of information, podcasts, underground sources, read more!  TV See our blog post about why we are boycotting all things Hollywood and Disney and you will learn why. 

eye in the tv 

This photo says it all. The image is Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) album cover based on Neil Postman’s “Amusing ourselves to Death” book. “Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman's groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century”.  Something to think about?  


We also do not give our children access to video games and we talk to them about violence and how our world is a place for peace.  There are dark forces that want you to think otherwise. We recommend reading to them books how to uplift your spirit. “The flower of life” is one of our homeschool textbooks.  


DO - Working REMOTELY can be a really good thing.  We do it all day everyday, why? Because we get to control our environment.  At Primalhacker we are the Environmental/habitat Health and wellness gurus. The junk light and high EMF environment is most corporate offices, schools and small businesses are off the charts.  The high flicker fluorescent lights and the shower of EMF (wifi, computers, cellphones…) DO NOT CREATE A healthy habitat for a human.  We are better off being able to control home based working spaces. Think about the school environment we put our kids in….yikes, its bad folks, like wifi routers in every room? Why?  


Irony 101: Why don’t schools know this stuff when we send our kids there to “Learn?” Junk light and high EMFs, this is not a healthy environment that encourage learning from a biological standpoint.  


DO- Consider Remote viewing perspectives.  Conspiracy crew, you'll love this! if you don’t already know.  Check out Allgire and his drawings.  


Remote viewing is another angle to information if you haven’t heard of it.


  “A remote viewer is able to gain information about faraway, unseen people, events or locations that are unknown to them. They can witness events they aren’t present for; hear conversations between people out of earshot; and visit locations they’ve never been to. By sending their mind rather than their body to see and feel exactly what is happening, they can report findings back to others.”

https://www.psychicgurus.org/how-to-remote-view/ 


Do- work REMOTE from sunnier locations.  For folks in the northern countries and northern states.  If you can work remotely from southern climates during the winter months can boost your immune system.  Dr Jack Kruse recommends this prescription: Taking 2 trips per year during the winter to the latitude as close to the equator as possible for 2-3 days in the sun.  This will build your Vitamin D stores for up to 4-6 weeks. This can help you get through until spring when the UV is strong enough for us to actually begin to make Vitamin D again.   It's a much healthier alternative to prescription meds (antidepressants).

Traveling also let’s you gain broader perspectives.  


DONT’S


DON’T-forget to turn off WIFI at night, this is the time your body needs for restoration.  NEVER SLEEP WITH WIFI ON!


DON’T- Waste your life being programmed by mainstream media and TV.  Find alternative sources of information, know your sources, consider underground news or remote viewing?  Don’t give your family access to violence on TV or video games. There is no place for violence in our world.  Boycott anything violent, Hollywood and DIsney for sure! More on Disney.


DON’T -Forget to take sunshine & movement breaks throughout the day when working Remotely from home or Remote away from home. 


DON’T - Use a Smart remote, or anything Labeled “Smart” in your home.  It will literally make you dumb. All the smart products are meant to surveil you and your family making you an easy marketing target.  


DON’T- Trust most things  you’ve ever been taught in school, question everything!  Find ways to uplift your spirit/higher self. You know the answers, you know more than you think.  



We love sharing everything we are learning with you.  Please share, like, comment. Let us know anything else you are curious about. 


Hope your days are filled with miracles.


Peace and love


T&T

Tags: EMF

Mel Gibson: Hollywood Is NOT What You Think

You wanted more conspiracy theory?  You got it!


After learning so much about what happens in the world. 


We, THADDEUS AND TOMORROW AT PRIMALHACKER.  Have decided to BOYCOTTt ALL THINGS HOLLYWOOD AND DISNEY.  Now that the google veil has been lifted search it up yourself. Here is a link for the movie that explains a lot of what we are talking about here, and solidifies our decision. 


Here’s why


Take a look at these photos and see for yourself. This is not OK, These people are NOT COOL.

 

Did you know Walt Disney, a 33rd level mason, obtained the Florida Disney property thanks to the CIA

There are dark forces in this world and we have all been blinded and mind controlled.  

 After studying many books on spirit and “TRUTH TALK” we are going to Seek all things LIGHT AND LOVE and keep a clean visual/audio Environment.  


We always encourage everyone to do their own research.  


To better protect our family and our SPIRIT, we are dedicated to raise our vibration, that also means our visual and audio ENVIRONMENT as they have been hacked and manipulated by the Producers!  You are going to be hearing a lot more about ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH from us.    


Health isn’t just what you hear about nutrition and movement.  It’s the totality of all the information your mind is (biological supercomputer) is constantly decoding.  Every moment there are 40 million frequencies your mind is picking up, the mind can only decode 11 million of them.  Movie makers know this. David Icke Explains this in his book “Everything you need to know but have never been told.”   


“Hollywood is a global programming operation and has been used since its inception to mass download perceptions of people, world events and history that suits the prevailing order.  Part of this is the technique known as preemptive programming where you employ futuristic storylines and images to make the subconscious familiar with them. Nearly all the movies involve expteme violence and nearly all are shot in semi-darkness or with a dark tinge to the picture as with the occult programming.  


"Many  actors in Hollywood, singers and other entertainers are under trauma-based mind control to serve the mass perception -programming agenda”  Pg 235 -Icke


Cathy O'Brien or Cathleen Ann O'Brien is an American author and speaker who claims to be a victim of a government mind control program called Project Monarch which she alleges was part of the CIA's Project MKUltra  Here is another statement from her husband, Mark.  


Mark always said, “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.” This statement is so profoundly true that Deep State/New World Order globalists attempted to control our future by strategically rewriting history in our education system, tearing down our sacred monuments, and manipulating our knowledge base through controlled media’s fake news.”  


There are sooooo many more reasons to boycott.  As parents we have been talking to our kids for years and years about violence in movies and TV.  It’s so embedded into the fabric of our society and that’s not normal or is it OK!  

Try on this opener to the Golden Globes this year.. MAJOR truth drop

among the many truthdrops in his speech to Hollywood "In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world. People from every background. They all have one thing in common: They're all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He's coming for ya. Talking of all you perverts, it was a big year for pedophile movies"

Here is a list of DO’s and Don’ts when it comes to Your Family's Environmental Health



Do watch movies that lift the spirit, GAIA TV, Documentaries where you increase your knowledge base and teach you how to do things.

Research the producer of the film, see who behind the programming you are about to bring into your world of perception & environment.  


Don’t watch violent movies, never ever watch horror movies or anything “Hollywood” produced.  Including Disney. He was a 33 ranking freemason with satanic roots yikes! Look up the black pope see for yourself.  


Do talk/teach your children & family about violence in the media, movies, and video games.  Explain to them that dark forces want to bring darkness/chaos and stress into your homes through these channels.  Why is that ok? What can you do to minimize violence in your own home starting with YOU?  


Don’t give your children access to violent games at any age.  Access is the key word here. If you have it in your home they will play it.  If you get rid of it they may be able to go to the friends house, but you will cut that time in half starting with your home.  Talk to friends' parents about getting rid of the violence plan. Just planting seeds. Creating an atmosphere of sacred peaceful space is a great start.  


Do REPLACE TV WITH NATURE cleanse your spirit with a forest bath or walk in nature everyday.  If you do this, kids will follow. Make it a priority and a habit.  

Read more books, although be weary of history books.  They were only written by the victors and white men. They need to be rewritten.  Zinn’s book “People’s History of the United States” is a good place to start, a perspective from minorities and women/children.  We will be making a list of books we recommend to UPGRADE YOUR SPIRIT as well.  


Don’t watch TV daily or the mainstream media news!  *We only have one (TV) in our home that our kids have access to.  We don’t ever PAY for cable. They can only use it sparingly with our permission for programs that lift and enlighten.  

Find news that isn't owned by the CIA or one of only 6 mega corporations.

Find alternative sources of information or stay away from it altogether.  Take a deep Spirit cleanse.  


Do Pass on this information to all your friends and family.  Talk openly about it. Share and teach your kids about all of this.  If anyone rejects its….its just a natural progression of humans, called cognitive dissonance.   This occurs when a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values, or participates in an action that goes against one of these three, and experiences psychological stress because of that.  


Don’t sit inside and waste your life watching “MIND CONTROL” TV.  Know your sources. Research yourself. 


Here is another quote from David Icke.


“Our entire media outlets in the United States are owned by just 6 corporations, News Corp, Viacom, Time Warner, Disney, CBS Corp and NBC.  Go deep enough in the Web and all 6 will be controlled by the same hidden network. A tiny number of Web-connected people own the global media, “entertainment’ industry- INCLUDING HOLLYWOOD, and the Internet.  You see different television and radio channels, newspapers and magazines on every subject you can imagine and there seems to be endless choice from apparently independent sources; but research into how few ultimately own them all and you will be shocked.  Icke has exposed more about this in his two books “HUMAN RACE GET OFF YOUR KNEES and THE PERCEPTION DECEPTION.   


In conclusion, Primalhacker will not be supporting anything produced by “Hollywood” or Disney or any other sources unless we research the producer and know where our information is sourced.  It’s almost like how we talk about nutrition, eat seasonal, locally sourced. Begin by sourcing your ENVIRONMENT! Mostly organic, local high spirit sourced information is the new diet fad yall. 


With Peace LIGHT AND LOVE


T&T

WiFi is Destroying Your Sleep and How to Fix it

Let’s face it, sleep is absolutely critical.

If you’re reading this email you’ll also be immersed in media fear and controversy over the global pandemic situation.

Well, guess what?

Regardless of whether you think the pandemic will affect you, we absolutely know that sleep boost immunity better than any drug or supplement.

Sleep boosts immunity and protects you from disease. In addition, ensuring your body is maximally set into a system of repair instead of break down is critical, especially in this time of chaos.

But WAIT.. do you have your Wifi on all night while you sleep?

This is a big problem. You see, we pretty much know that wifi is damaging to our bodies and when we sleep can interfere with the benefits of sleep.

You don’t really believe that Wifi is damaging?

Well, out of the billions of frequencies, why did they choose 2.4GHz for wifi?

It just so happens that this frequency interacts with water in our body and causes our cells to dehydrate.

Ok, so maybe you don’t understand that.

Let’s make it a little clearer.  Go to your WiFi router and look at what frequency it broadcasts on. You can do this online too.. just look it up. It’s 2.4 – 2.45GHz.  Some routers will also run off 5GHz. That’s not 5G as in the new tech role out, but 5GHz which is a different thing completely.

OK, now I want you to go look at your microwave oven. Or look this up online for all those of you smart people who have no microwave. What frequency does your microwave oven use?

Unbelievably it’s 2.4 GHz!!!!!

Wait, what?

The microwave oven, that heats up your food, and that you would NEVER stick your head inside of and turn on uses the EXACT same frequency as your WiFi router spreading invisible waves throughout your entire house 24/7.

This sure seems odd to me.

Microwaves use the exact frequency that maximally affects water to be efficient cookers.

And for some reason the wireless companies chose this same frequency to put in your router. Weird, right?

What happens when you put a steak in the microwave and turn it on?

It gets dehydrated right?

What happens to your cells in your body all day long when you bathe in wifi microwaves of the exact same frequency as the microwave oven?


In addition, Wifi causes oxidative damage in our cells. All night long for those of you leaving wifi on all night.

Here’s just sample of some studies, because everyone always asks, “where’s the study for that?”  - you know, we don’t always need studies to prove something is harming you and frankly if the wireless companies and mind control organizations think microwaves are the perfect interface for human control, then the data showing harm will be pretty sparse.

Anyway

“Melatonin has been considered a potent antioxidant that detoxifies a variety of reactive oxygen species in many pathophysiological states of eye. The present study was designed to determine the effects of Wi-Fi exposure on the lens oxidant, antioxidant redox systems, as well as the possible protective effects of melatonin on the lens injury induced by electromagnetic radiation (EMR).” Indian Journal of Opthamalogy Effects of melatonin on Wi-Fi-induced oxidative stress in lens of rats

 

“There are poor oxidative toxic effects of one hour of Wi-Fi exposure on the lens in the animals. However, melatonin supplementation in the lens seems to have protective effects “ – Huh…. Wifi harms our eyes.. that doesn’t sound good.

 

And this article

“Even a phone set to the lowest level of light could still cause the same suppression of melatonin as a fully lit phone. That’s because the reduced creation of melatonin before bed might actually be caused by the electromagnetic frequency being given off from your cellphone as it receives and emits information through a 4G network or wifi. Your brain mistakes this information for light, which causes your brain to reduce the levels of melatonin it creates.” - Pineal melatonin level disruption in humans due to electromagnetic fields

 

Sleep affects immune system.

And finally this study:
Sleep and the circadian system exert a strong regulatory influence on immune functions.”

 

Ok, so turn your darn WiFi off every single night.. because you want a strong immune system and you want good sleep.

About 5 years ago I came out with this video on my old YouTube channel. It was a really simple video about turning off your wifi at night with a remote control. It got OVER 200,000 views!!! Wow!! This was WOO WOO science back then..

There were A LOT of people interested in turning off WIFI.. I even got hundreds of comments. And honestly, I never read any of them because I changed over to the Primalhacker Youtube channel and never looked back at my old channel…oops.

Well, I wanted to make wifi remotes cheaper for everyone.

You can buy a remote on Amazon and that’s been my advice for years.

However, I went out and sourced some remotes and I’m offering them on my website now.  IN this time of chaos, I want everyone to turn off their WiFi every single night.

Here’s what you can do

Plug your wifi router into THIS remote control system. Place the remote on your bed on stairway or hallway and turn off the wifi when you go to sleep with the remote. Turn it back on when you wake up. Super Simple!!

BTW – we decided to make these available as cheap as we possible could!!

Right now we have made these essentially free if you pay shipping and handling!!  That’s $11 for the remote control including shipping (US continental only) Until we run out. $11 is what I paid for these myself, so I’m actually losing the shipping to you and the shipping I paid to have them originally shipped to me. I think it’s too important right now to let everyone microwave themselves…

Take advantage of this and get your “free” wifi remote control click RIGHT

HERE

 

Also, use code PRIMAL10 to take 10% off anything else in our store.

 


 

 

 

Tags: 5g, EMF