The Best Barefoot Shoes for Every Occasion

There's no better feeling than your bare feet against the soft ground, your toes squishing in the mud and the great connection you feel with the earth. Well at least that how it is for me. Your experience may be different. 

No matter how you feel about walking barefoot, the evidence shows that we were not meant to wear the types of footwear which are commonplace today.

OUR FEET

Our feet are were made to get us from point A to point B. Before the domestication of horses, and for many people long after, our feet have been our primary mode of transportation. We are able to walk great distances EVERY day without many of the problems associated with our feet in this modern era. So what's wrong today?

In the grand scheme of things, footwear is a relatively recent invention. Modern footwear is almost certainly hurting your feet! Modern shoes are certainly worse for your feet than the shoes your ancestors used to wear.

For most of us, wearing shoes is just what we did from an early age.

I hear so many parents today yelling at their children to put shoes on before they go out the door. My own parents have yelled at my kids to put on shoes before they go outside. "It's cold out, put on shoes!"  "You can't go without shoes" and other lines. It turns out you can go outside without shoes, even in cold weather, and it's definitely healthier. We've also gotten away with walking into a car dealership without shoes (because we forgot to put a pair in the car) and we never bring shoes with us when we leave the house for jiujitsu practice. 

Your shoes are forcing you to walk with an unnatural gait, deforming your feet (Chinese foot binding anyone?) and is most likely the cause of knee and foot pain.

The majority of people wearing shoes will experience knee and foot pain often related to the shoes they are wearing. Never knowing that they could often alleviate this pain through using appropriate footwear.

In Daniel Vitalis’s ReWild Yourself Podcast #140, a medical foot doctor describes something crazy that we're doing to our feet. He says that people having bunion surgery are actually cutting off a natural part of their foot. The bunion is actually caused by trying to fit our feet into unnaturally narrow shoes (which are the majority of shoes on the market) and this pushes the big toe into the other toes, causing the bone to appear to protrude out the side of the toe. In fact, this is the natural position of the bone and only appears to protrude because the toe has been squashed into the wrong place. Many people opt for surgery to remove this “bunion” which is actually a natural part of their foot.

Don’t let this happen to you.

You can prevent this. You can even reverse your foot problems by slowly transitioning to the right footwear and learning to go barefoot as much as possible. Most people can do this. Please listen to this podcast and learn some of the tools and practices you can implement to support your feet.

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH SHOES?

Most foot related issues and many issues with the knees and hips can be traced back to standard footwear in some way. Whether you know it or not, most adults in America have feet that aren't anything like what nature intended for us. Most people purchase 

Most people purchase shoes out of convenience, comfort or the way they look. The problem with that is most shoes will, over time, change the actual shape of your foot, leading to many of the problems below.

WHICH SHOES WOULD YOU WEAR?

Make the wrong choice and you may be setting yourself up for a lifetime of foot pain.

According to Kelly Starrett and a handful of medical studies, wearing the wrong footwear can cause knee pain, foot pain and ankle pain, much of it due to shortened heel cords and improper functioning of the foot.

Stop wearing shoes with heels and start wearing flat shoes, otherwise referred to as zero drop. Ideally, you would go most of the day without shoes, but not everyone can do that. 

We'll dig into the best barefoot shoes for you based on our trials at work, play and travel.

HIGH HEELS AREN’T JUST FOR WOMEN

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We may think that high heels are only for women and men don’t have to worry about heels, at least barring the men who like to wear women’s high heeled shoes. But we would be wrong.

In the photo above you see my old pair of black leather shoes I used to wear often. My feet and calves would hurt so much after wearing those "fashionable shoes". Look at those heels!

Men, listen up. Check out those heels on your leather dress shoes and the more traditional pairs you have in your closet. Yes, most men's shoes have quite a significant heel on them. In fact, check out the heels on the running and athletic shoes you have in your gym bag.

Men and women’s athletic shoes may not appear to have heels in the same obvious way that dress shoes do, but most athletic shoes come with a huge heel cushion, causing the heel to be higher than the toes.  Take a look at these athletic shoes and notice the difference between the height of the heel and the toe. You’ll notice that the heel cushion causes the toe to be sloped down.

Even these minimalist looking men’s dress shoes have a much higher heel than the toe, and trust us, there's way better options that looks just as good, or better, without the heel.

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While we may not think of men wearing high heels, in fact, many of us men ARE wearing high heels. Like it or not, most of the shoes we all wear do have heels, in that the heel of our foot is much higher than our toe.

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Picture from "Why Shoes Make "Normal" Gait Impossible"

When we stand on the ground barefoot, which is how our bodies were designed to operate, our whole body should be perpendicular to the floor. Does that happen when we wear shoes with heels?

NO!

Heels throw our body completely out of alignment, and because of that, our body needs to compensate. That actually alters our normal center of gravity and stresses our body while completely altering the way we walk.

What’s Wrong with Heel Cushions

Heels in dress shoes may be fashionable but are likely easy to do away with, for men. But what about the heel cushion in athletic footwear. That heel cushion is what causes the heel to be higher than the toe, but it also cushions the heel during the impact of a run, jump or lift. But the heel cushion is probably causing more people to strike the ground with their heel, a poor mechanical compensation. Striking with the heel on a walk or run is not how the body was designed. Heel cushions are not only making it easier to heel strike, but may be casuing it. This is not good news because heel striking is bad enough and a high heel can cause issues in our legs, feet and knees.

Dr. Kelly Starrett, a physical therapist, CrossFit gym owner, and advocate for wearing flat shoes makes the point that the time we spend in shoes with significant heels causes the tissues in the lower leg to shorten and form into states of poor mobility. He likens shoes with heels, including athletic shoes to Chinese foot binding.

It all adds up. We are wearing these heels essentially from birth, our heel chords shorten and never receive the range of motion in normal daily activity that they should. It’s like wearing a cast on your foot. Then, when we play a sport or go for a run, we ask these tissues to handle a greater stress and range of motion than they have been adapted to and this can cause pain and injury.

2014 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise considered the common practices of runners in regards to heel-raised footwear and found that those wearing cushioned heel running shoes with a heel offset of 10mm above the toe caused increased stress to the Achilles. A 6-10mm offset in heel height is common in most athletic shoes.

While cushioning in running, work and dress shoes is a great idea and can protect the foot from the various hard surfaces we stride over each day, the raised heel is something that we think needs to go away.

We at PrimalHacker think everyone should wear the minimum drop shoe they can get away with whether engaged in an athletic activity or working all day. We like to wear zero drop shoes to both work and the gym.

What Does Zero Drop Mean?

Zero drop simply is the measure of the distance of the heel off the ground versus the ball of the foot off the ground. On decent shoes, you will find the drop differential listed in the sales literature. For example, looking up a pair of Innov8 shoes on Amazon tells me that some have 0mm drop and some have 4mm drop. Most shoes list the differential in millimeters (mm). Get a zero drop shoe or as close to it as you can.

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FOOT RELATED ISSUES

Shortened Heel Chords and Achilles Tendinitis

A huge issue that comes from wearing shoes with a heel is the shortening of your own heel chords and calf muscles. This moves the center of your mass forward over your toes instead of over the heels where it is supposed to be.

We were born with heels that are meant to be on the ground. As we said above, almost all traditional shoes have a raised heel whether it looks like it or not. When we elevate our heels, our heel cords start to shorten which can lead to many issues down the road, not to mention the increased risk of injury.

Achilles Tendinitis is one of the common issues and can even cause problems to people that transition too quickly to barefoot running. Your Achilles allows you to run on your forefoot or midfoot and absorbs the landing forces of each stride. If you're used to running in a traditional trainer with a built-up heel platform, the sudden difference in workload can be too much for a tendon that's been babied by modern running technology.

Check out this video from with Kelley Starrett to learn more.

Plantar Fasciitis and Arch Issues

Plantar Fasciitis is caused by inflammation, tearing and stretching of the plantar fascia, hence the name. The plantar fascia is the band of connective tissue that goes from the ball of your foot to the heel. 

I don't know how many people I have talked to that belive the NEED arch supports in their shoes. Just to let you know, you were born with arch support. The problem is that the first time you put on shoes that do the supporting for your foot is being weakened and even causing it damage 

Narrowing of the Foot and Bunions 

"What a bunion truly represents is a progressive dislocation of the big toe joint caused by footwear." - Dr. Ray McClanahan

Bunions are when your big toe no longer lines up in a straight line with your first metatarsal. They are not a growth that needs to be removed.  Almost all traditional footwear available hold your foot in that position so it comes as no surprise that so many people have these types of issues.  Bunions occur when your footwear pushes your big toe towards the second toe, which takes part of the big toe off of where it should be bending on the first metatarsal and gives the appearance of something growing on the outside of the foot.

Let me make this perfectly clear, there is nothing growing there. Ther isn't extra bone, a calcium deposit or anything that shouldn't be there. That is just your bone! The reason it sticks out like that is that your big toe has been pushed WAY to far out of alignment. 

So for anyone thinking about getting an operation to remove your bunions, PLEASE DON'T! You will be removing part of your actual bone and there are ways to fix it without surgery.

Additional Issues

From your feet all the way up to your neck, many issues stem from the shoes we wear. It's quite overwhelming how many issues can be related to footwear. 

While all of the items above are all issues with the foot, shoes can also cause many other problems in your legs, hips, back and even neck. One study on patients with osteoarthritis in the knees even showed that walking barefoot significantly decreases the load on your knees and hips. It also showed that:

"Peak joint loads at the hips and knees significantly decreased during barefoot walking, with an 11.9% reduction noted in the knee adduction moment. Stride, cadence, and range of motion at the lower extremity joints also changed significantly, but these changes could not explain the reduction in the peak joint loads."

 

HOW TO FIX MANY ISSUES RELATED TO FOOTWEAR

Spend Time Barefoot

The first thing you should do to correct and reduce your chances of problems down the road is to start spending as much time as possible barefoot. The easiest place to start is in your home. Take your shoes off when you walk in the door and keep them off. Also, spend some time walking around outdoors barefoot on the grass on the beach. Once your feet start to get used to this you can progressively introduce different types of terrain into your walks.

Minimalist Shoes

Besides being barefoot as much as possible, transitioning to barefoot or minimalist type shoes is one of the best things you can do to start fixing these issues. There are many different types of minimalist shoes available so we decided to try out quite a few of them to find out what the best options are.

Most of these shoes aren't available at normal stores so you may have to order them online. If you do decide to continue shopping at normal brick and mortar shoe or department stores, here are some tips to get the best shoes possible.

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  1. Heel- Get shoes with the smallest heel as possible. You may have to do some research on your shoe to find out how close to zero drop they are. 0mm-4mm drop is what you are shooting for.
  2. Toe- Place your shoes on a flat surface and make sure that the toe of the shoe is flat on the surface, not raised like the picture above. This is common with many athletic shoes.
  3. Toe Width- The best way to find a shoe with enough room for your toe when buying from a store is to remove the sock liner and stand on it. That's the thin removable insole in many shoes. When standing on it, make sure that you can spread your toes without them going off the liner.

 

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Correct Toes

One of the best ways that I have found to correct bunions and many other foot related issues is by using a product created by Dr. Ray McClanahan called Correct Toes, which are silicone toe spacers.

Using these spacers, Dr. McClanahan treats many different running injuries along with foot conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, heel spurs, bunions along with other things.

The way those toes look with the spacers in them are much closer to the way our feet are supposed to look. Instead of the toes close together and in many cases, pinched together, they should be spread. The spread of the toes gives us much greater balance and a better stride when walking.

The only negative to this product is in my opinion, the price. For what it is, I think $65 is a little overpriced. 

 ARE THERE BAREFOOT SHOES AVAILABLE?

Normal shoes make our feet weak and can cause a host of foot problems.

I learned about barefoot shoes from Daniel Vitalis on his ReWild Yourself podcast.  I like Daniel and I really trust his opinion when it comes to gear. He's really put it to the test.

Chris and I met him at the Bulletproof Conference, and he's the real deal.

After checking out barefoot shoes online, Chris and I decided to try out the Vivo Barefoot shoe first.  And low and behold a 60% off sale was happening, and the ad got me to click through to the site. They had shoes from 20-60% off and we decided to make the leap and give these a try.

The rest is history. We spent over $1000 on barefoot shoes and tried them in the woods, in the coporate office, and walking around town. We even wore some to the Spartan Race. What you'll find below is an updated version of our shoe trials.  After tyring to many shoes, Some of the shoes companies have now given to us some shoes to try out. We only recommend shoes we liked. 

XEROSHOES

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I walked 30 miles in the Prio XeroShoes and 22 miles in the Z-Trail XeroShoe sandals in just 4 days. All over Boston, NYC, and Walden Woods. These shoes and sandals never let me down. My feet were happy and I felt great. These have become my absolute favorite shoes!

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PRIMETROTTER

Our favorite barefoot shoe for work, if you're looking for something both traditional, stylish and very unique is handmade, bespoke, leather shoes from Primetrotter. Primetrotter made a pair of shoes for both Chris and me over the winter.

We measured our feet. 

Traced them on paper. 

Chose the leather color and style we liked best. 

We then sent all this over to Primetrotter along with any instructions for unique styling on the shoes. 

Thaddeus ordered the bespoke boots and asked for a wingtip style to be added to the boots.

What came back to use was simply amazing!

First, the package, shipped over from Greece was really neat.

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Next, the box they came in was beautiful

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The shoes themselves were so light and smelled of fresh leather

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and they fit like Butter

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You can use code PrimalHacker for money off your own unique order. Be sure to just send them an email or use comments to tell them the code and they will take 5% off your order. 

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VIVOBAREFOOT SHOES

We just got you guys a discount on these shoes! -  PRIMALVB with get you 10% off your next order!

VivoBarefoot's goal is to allow you to reconnect. Reconnect your feet to the world rather than keeping them insulated from any sensation of the ground. And reconnecting you to your childhood, where you ran barefoot outdoors.

Sustainable

As a sustainability professional, I look for companies that are eliminating toxic chemicals in the products I buy and sourcing materials in a way that enhances nature.

Vivo claims to use local and recycled materials whenever possible. They also use leather from wild roaming cattle and sustainably tanned hides to minimize water and chemical use.

Durable

Importantly, they claim to make a durable shoe. This is super important for us. I once bought some Tony Hawk flat skate shoes from Kohls for $15 after Kohls usual and insane discounts added in. They lasted one season. I want a nice pair of shoes to last many years. Vivo claims they intend to make durable shoes that get better through use and make you love them more the more you wear them. Sounds awesome.

Shaped

Vivobarefoot shoes are made wide and flexible with a thin sole vs standard cushioned soles with narrow and stiff architecture. These shoes are made to let your feet be feet. Check out this really great graphic on shoe shaped shoes vs foot shaped shoes on foot, knee and overall health.

Check out our review of the Vivos and other minimalist shoes below.

OUR 6 MONTH TRIAL

Check out Chris's Unboxing Video HERE.

CHRIS

VivoBarefoot

I have an over 40-mile hiking trail that runs along the edge of my property so I'm always either on the trail or just out in the woods.

I really wanted a hiking book that I could wear year round and also more of a trail running shoe. I decided to get the Tracker FG and the Primus FG.

"I'm going to put these to the test during trail runs on the wooded trail and hiking about my property."

Will they hold up to the rugged use?

I hope so because they aren't cheap.

Sizing

One thing to mention is a little difference in sizing. I normally wear a 11 or 11.5 depending on the shoe. Since I can fit most size 11 shoes comfortably and these shoes supposably are a little big since they're minimalist shoes, I figured a size 11 would be perfect. The Primus Trail FG fit great but the Trackers were real tight. Hoping that the leather just needed a little loosening up I took them for a hike. I even tried to get the leather a little wet.

That didn't work so I decided to contact their customer service. Since I had worn them outside I knew that I wouldn't be able to send them back, but I did want another pair so I asked them if I could get the same price that I bought them for( I got them during a really good sale). Even though I explained to them about the size difference and that another size 11 fit great they would not give me the same deal AT ALL. No discount what-so-ever. Their customer service people seemed not to care at all.

I still wear them but they are super tight so can't be worn with socks which sucks for the winter time.

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Primus Trail FG

I quickly learned that the Primus Trail FG had horrible traction on anything but dry, firm ground. Even the dew from the morning made running in these a little dangerous. These have become my normal everyday shoes when I am going out places and don't want to wear the Vibram 5 fingers. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to start a more barefoot lifestyle. They even come with removable insoles that you can use if your feet aren't used to minimal padding. I still use these insoles if I have to run on gravel.

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Tracker FG

The same goes for the Tracker FG in regards to the traction issue, which really bummed me out since I was wanting to use them for hiking. I still use them but I have to be very careful when walking on slicker ground. Especially when I am going up or down hills.

Just for clarification, the FG stands for firm ground and the SG for soft ground. Even knowing that I assumed that since they were for trail running that they would be good when the ground was just damp for the morning dew. 

Not so, AT ALL!

Another thing that I love about these is the lack of noise as I move through the woods. I feel like I am walking with moccasins. 

Even with the traction and sizing issues, I still love these boots A LOT! They are waterproof and if I could wear thick socks with them, they would keep my feet very warm during the winter. Hopefully, I can catch them on sale again so I can get a bigger size or maybe they'll come out with a version of these with better traction.

Primus Trail SG

The Primus Trail SG has much better treads and grips the ground much better.

Way better!

I almost feel like I am running in cleats when I have these on.

The only problem I found with them is that I had to really break them in before they were comfortable. When I first got them I went out for a short 1.5 mile trail run just to break them in. After just a few minutes on the trail, I had 3 raw spots on my feet and had to take them off and walk barefoot just to get back. I normally don't wear socks with minimalist shoes so you may be able to minimize this by wearing them.

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CARETS

Carets is a strange name for shoes. We met Mountain, the owner of Carets, at Paleo FX 2018. He hooked us up with a pair of barefoot dress shoes. 

The packaging blew us away. The attention to detail and feel of luxury with these shoes was incredible. 

From the packaging:

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To the little details like the shoe inserts, the thank you note and the individual cloth wrapped shoe.

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We love the Primal wording on the bottom

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Carets looks like they have a heel, for the dressy and stylish look we're all used to, but they don't actually have a heel and are true zero drop shoes.

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Carets even allows you to return the shoes after 365 days if they don't fit properly. And they offer a service to replace the soles ao you don't need to buy yet another pair of shoes and break them in.

These shoes fit wonderfully. If you're in need of a barefoot dressy shoe, here you go. 

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Vibram

The Vibram 5 Fingers are probably my favorite everyday shoe. I ended up buying the V-Trail since it had the best soles for trail running. Since wearing them I have noticed that my feet have slowly started to regain the look of a healthy foot. My toes have started to spread, the use and range of motion of my toes have seen great improvement. I really love trail running with these because the separate toes allow me to grip hills that I am climbing and really feel the surface underneath my feet.

I wear these shoes almost daily for running, hiking working outside or just around town and when they are clean still look brand new. These shoes are built to last and I have no problem believing that they will last for years to come.

The only issue I had with these shoes is that it can take a little bit of time to get them on. When I first started wearing them it could be a little frustrating trying to get my toes into the right places, especially when I was in a hurry to get out the door. After about a month though my toes started finding the right spot all on their own.

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EarthRunners

The EarthRunners sandals are a minimalist running sandal that features a copper plug on the bottom that allows you to stay grounded to the earth without being barefoot.

I ordered the Circadian model because of the reported all weather traction that allowed you to run on any terrain. I really love the feel of running in these sandals, that is until they get wet. Once they are wet my feet slide around in them and running is not very comfortable.

I've stopped using these for running and use them mainly to take walks. They feel great and I get the benefit of grounding while being almost barefoot.

Pluggz

Thaddeus and I both got these sandals with the Biohacked subscription box from Dave Asprey. The sandals have a "plug" in the bottom of them that grounds you similar to the EarthRunners. The difference is that this plug is much bigger and you can really feel it when walking on uneven or hard ground.

When walking on soft, even ground they feel great.. Until I step on a rock or stick which shoves the plug up into the bottom of my foot. It doesn't hurt but wouldn't be comfortable to walk on for long periods of time.

MY RECOMMENDATIONS 

Displaying IMG_9621.jpg My favorite shoes are the Vibram 5 Fingers and the VivoBarefoot Primus Trail FG. These are the two shoes that you will find me in most days and I love them both. I also really love the feel and look of the Tracker FG. Hopefully, I can get a larger pair during a good sale soon. It would also be great if they started to make these with the SG sole Use CODE    PRIMAL123 for a discount

If I'm wanting to wear a sandal, then the EarthRunners are definitely my goto. While I like flip-flops, the Pluggz are just too uncomfortable to be worn for long periods of time for me.

THADDEUS

Primus, Gobi, Tracker FG, SAAMI LITE

 I hike through the snow in Minnesota daily with my dog on plowed paths and across snowy soccer fields. I tested the snow, ice, and waterproof capabilities, warmth, and comfort of the SAAMI LITE. First of all, these are very comfortable shoes. Vivo does not always offer half sizes. So no 9.5 or 10.5 and notes to size down if you are between sizes. I found this to be exactly the opposite. I wear size 10, so bought size 10. They are totally too small. My feet rub a bit at the top of all the shoes I bought and I would suggest sizing up!   After a full winter of wearing the boots, they held up perfectly, but I found them lacking. For a MN winter, they were a bit chilly though. I’d like some additional insulation in these for a true winter boot. But for getting around town and short walks they were fine. I also found that the soles were not very grippy. Ice and snow caused me many slips and near spills. I’d definitely like to see better tread on a winter boot.  Vivo Barefoot told me that the wax just had to wear off and they would be grippier, but I did not find that to be the case. Overall, not warm enough and slippery tread makes these a non ideal boot for winter in the north.

 

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I also picked up a pair of the GOBI IIs for travel. I travel 2 weeks every single month through various airports and locales. I wanted to see how the GOBI's stack up to travel, city walking, presentations and office work. Will anyone notice?  Will they be comfortable?

I wore these for both my TEDx talk and a few key presentations at customers facilities. There were super comfortable, able to be worn for multi mile hikes in San Francisco and Sacremento. They looked super great with my sports jacket and also with jeans on the TEDx stage. For the business traveler who wants a leather shoe, these fit the bill, are stylish and can pair with most anything.

I'll definitely use these whenever I need a leather dress shoe, which hopefully isn't too often these days. 

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The Vivo Primus were my go to shoes for getting around town and wearing to work when I didn’t need to look dressy. These are fun shoes. I bought the blue version. I love the look, I love the feel and I have used them for everything from presentations, to customer meetings to getting around town to hiking. Word of warning, they do not have the best traction. Vivo told me that there is a wax on the bottom of the shoe that will wear off soon and give me more traction. I’ve worn these for months and they are ideal for city and town, but take them on a hike in the dirt and any sort of downhill slope had me scrambling on my butt because of the limited traction. Still, I’ll continue to use these for hiking when traveling because they are just so easy to pack, extremely light weight and I love the look and feel.

I went hiking in the Bay Area in June this year. We hiked in Redwood City Park and I slipped down the steep dirt path all the way to the bottom. I wasn't alone though, my hiking partners wearing Earth Runners had the same issue. The only shoe I've been able to hike in without slipping are the VivoBarefoot Trackers and the Vibram 5 FIngers hiking shoe.  Nevertheless, I love the look and feel of these shoes. They are likely the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn and I will wear them everywhere.

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Earthrunners 

I bring the Eartrunners with me whenever I travel so I can ground myself to the earth after a flight. I wear them in the summer at home when I go for walks. I’ve found it hard to use these shoes actually. I love the feel of the sandal and the grounding circle at the bottom. I totally use them at home whenever I’m out walking, but my theory of taking them with me when I travel hasn’t born fruit. I typically just go barefoot when I land and whenever possible during the day, so these don’t actually get used for travel. For use at home, I take these on walks with the dog and when I go to shoot archery.

 I love the feel of the sandal and the grounding circle at the bottom. I totally use them at home whenever I’m out walking, but my theory of taking them with me when I travel hasn’t born fruit. I typically just go barefoot when I land and whenever possible during the day, so these don’t actually get used for travel. 

For use at home on walks to get in some grounding, they are ideal. If you were someone who was embarrassed to go barefoot when traveling or just can’t get barefoot, these would be perfect to bring and are so light and compact, I put them in my carry on without evening noticing they are there. Usually I just throw them on when I'm heading out to the farmer's market or running to the store and on my walks with the dog. I'll still travel with them in case I decide to do some hiking and can't go barefoot due to the terrain.

 

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I use the Innov8s when I go to primal and biohacking conferences. In other words, non-work events. They totally stand out, meaning more people come talk to me, many times just to ask about my shoes.

They are super comfortable and allow me to engage in fitness competitions and impromptu workouts. These things actually happen at most non-work conferences I attend. Why is it that attending a work conference the energy is low and depressed, people are bored and just want to get home, yet at conferences I attend in the primal and biohacking space, people are hugging, happy, excited and never want to leave. All conferences should be like this. I absolutely love these shoes. The color alone makes them awesome. They have more cushion and support than other barefoot shoes I own and are perfect for fitness. I hope to find another pair when these bite the dust.

 

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I use the Vibram 5 Fingers to cut the grass every single week and wear them around the house too. I’m still not enamored by the look of these and am too embarrassed to wear them traveling. My feet also don’t fit these properly. The pinky toe on both my feet tucks under, probably a result of wearing too narrow shoes my whole life. Meaning that I can’t even put the Vibram's on! I literally have to spend 3 minutes manipulating my pinky toe with my hands to get it into the pinky toe of the Vibrams.

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I'm sure this is a classic example of what shoes are doing to our feet!.

Once I get my feet into the Vibrams, they feel amazing. I think they may even be helping to spread my toes out in a more natural position and might even be correcting this pinky toe issue I have. I’ll wear them around home as much as I can stand in hopes to fixing my foot. They are damn comfortable. And Yet, I don’t think they’ll fly at work.

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The Lems shoes look like solid leather corporate footwear. I fit right in with the standard corporate uniform wearing shleps at work. Even though these are barefoot, I really don’t like the style. They feel great and definitely beat a standard dress shoe, but look too much like a standard dress shoe for me. They scream boring. If this is the type of shoe you need to fit in, they do the job wonderfully. But I’m not in love with the style, they aren’t edgy enough for me and I don’t use them often because of that. I guess if I were following the love it or donate it philosophy of minimalism these would already be at the thrift store.

 

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PLUGZZ

I received a pair of Plugzz from a quarterly Biohacking box from Biohacked. I have used them a few times while camping. They are definitely comfortable. If you wear flip flops, definitely grab a pair. I do not like wearing flip flops and do not like how I have to keep gripping with my toes when I walk. It seems unnatural. I'll keep them around for when I need to shower while camping or after pool use, but likely will stick with my Earth Runners because I enjoy the fit. Earth Runners have a strap around my heel which keeps them in place without my toes needing to grip the shoes. They can also be uncomfortable when the plug is poking you in the foot.

Shoes purchased - VivoBarefoot SAAMI LITE and GOBI II, Primus and Hikers. Lems shoe. Vibram 5 fingers hiking shoe, Earth Runner sandals.

OTHER ZERO DROP SHOES TRIED

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TOP RECOMMENDATIONS 

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Primetrotter (Code Primalhacker)

Vivo Barefoot Primus   (code  PRIMALVB)

Vivo Barefoot Gobi

Innov8 F-lite Barefoot

Earthrunner Sandals

HOW TO TRANSITION

Don’t go cold turkey. Well, you can, and I did, but I can’t suggest you do that in case you get hurt. In fact, just take it slow. Before you go out and buy a few pairs of zero drop shoes, spend more and more time each day barefoot. This will build up muscles you haven’t used in years and begin to strengthen the tendons and ligaments that have to take on supporting your body where your neoprene cushion in the shoe used to do it.

Go barefoot as much as possible at home. Take your walks, mow your lawn and spend your weekends shoeless or using the most minimal shoes or sandals you can find. I like to take my walks and mow my lawn in a pair of Teva like sandals. I also take my shoes off at work and don’t put them back on until I have to move out of my office area, like to use the restroom or visit a colleague.

Go out and buy a pair of 4mm drop shoes, or even a zero drop shoe and begin taking your walks and working in the zero drop shoe.

As your feet become accustomed to this, you can transition to zero drop athletic and dress shoes full time. We have found Innov8, Lems, Soloman, and Nike make some great zero drop shoes of high quality. And of course you can always Old School it in some Chuck Taylors or Vans, in fact, many powerlifters swear by these as their favorite lifting shoes. We have no relationships with any of those companies, we simply find those shoes work well. You can check out the Strong First blog for complete details on wearing Chuck Taylors for all your lifting needs.

Remember, your feet have been stuck in a compromised position for years. You aren’t going to switch to zero drop overnight and expect to be pain free. As you spend more time barefoot or in zero drop footwear, you will be using muscles in your ankles and feet that haven’t been used since you were a kid.

Take it slow and you can make the transition without injury and set yourself up for healthier ankles, feet and Achilles for the foreseeable future.

 

Don't forget to checkout our free ebook, "Biohacking 101" to get more tips to increase you performance, health and energy!

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Spiritual Sovereignty

Establishing your Spiritual Sovereignty

Written by Nic Zahasky

Darkness into Light - Natural Law Exposing Government’s Occult Slavery

 

There are fundamental truths that each “human” must understand in-order to break the shackles of the occulted and tyrannical mental prisons [wo]men now find themselves occupying. Lies that are so immense with consequences far exceeding our comprehension have been perpetrated against us from the begging of recorded history.  

 

An occult private and public sect of human-ity has sewn an extremely complicated web of deceit in attempt to hold illusionary dominion over your spiritual sovereignty and in doing so have trespassed against our naturally given rights.   

 

The following is my attempt at awakening the divine spark which lives in each of us. The information presented may elicit feelings of anger, confusion and even a state of cognitive dissonance (cognitive dissonance-law) but the ask is simple. For a small amount of time set aside your individual bias, ego and programming to contemplate the extreme weight that this knowledge bares as well as the freedom it can potentially deliver.  

 

Understanding the hierarchy of Natural Law by the use of scripture, common law vernaculars and word etymology may help you grasp the levity of the situation we are faced with in this era.  Establishing spiritual sovereignty brings great freedom but with this freedom comes immense personal responsibility. Let's begin with defining the zygote and the importance of knowing your true beginning.

 

Through out you will notice that i use  the term [wo]man which refers to the true flesh and blood man, woman or human. I do not use person(s) people(s) as these are definitions of law and do not pertain to the living [wo]man but instead they refer to the world of death, ownership, debt, taxation and enslavement. Natural Person can be used but i feel that this is a slippery slope and should only be used once we understand jurisdiction and can hold our own. 

 

*I have done my very best to chose words with great care so that i may convey these truths to the best of my knowledge! Throughout the document certain words are highlighted and hyperlinked to the www.etymonline.com so that you may peer deeper into the matrix. 

 What is the spiritual zygote

 

Conceptually and or factually speaking about what is the true begging of human spiritual sovereignty or when life begins has historically and now more than ever is a volatile source of discourse between differing mindsets and affiliations. 

 

My belief has been shaped over many years of wrestling with my current state of consciousness, “churchianity” upbringing and an inadequate human understanding of the cosmos. Through my studies and experience i concur with many others that the cleavage of the zygote to the uterine wall is the time a [wo]man is a viable human but the spiritual creation of sovereignty in my opinion begins the moment the seed and ovum attache and split into the zygote itself. 

 

God said, 'Let us make man with our image and likeness. Let him dominate the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock animals, and all the earth - and every land animal that walks the earth.' 

 

Bereshit / Genesis 1:26

 

Why is the zygote important

 

Let us look to “Hellywood” for the allegorical proof that your zygote is of true importance. Allegorical interpretation draws spiritual or figurative meaning from historical matter. So, if history is just a set of lies agreed upon, can we not agree that television and movies are spinning tales to condition us in to a state of acceptance or total disbelief for what is coming down the pike in-terms of atrocities committed against [wo]man? Remember that etymology is very important.

 

Take for instance the blockbuster of its time,“Superman!” Superman is still relevant today because like you, Superman had an alter ego that he presented to the world by day and night.  This mild mannered man appeared to be like everyone else as he worked a nine to five job and did his best to earn a living in a corrupt and spiritually bankrupt society. Just like you and i, Clark Kent had been oppressed of knowledge and spiritually attacked from his first day on earth.

 

Superman entered this world like all of us, born of flesh and blood [wo]man, he was covered in the protection of his cryptonym (no-men) Kal-El.  The difference between us is that at birth superman was not stripped of his superpowers. In fact, he is still adorned with a holy vestment that yokes him to the essence of the Creator and the power of duality through the sacred  feminine and masculine archetypes.  You and i on the other-hand have been disconnected from the Origin and combinations of the gender archetypes as the doctor cut the funiculus umbilicus, leaving us vulnerable to corruption. 

 

If we no longer don (dawn) this powerful light giving vestment but merely retain the remnant, what offerings of spiritual protection do we have?  Like Kal-El returning to his origins of Krypton we too can return to our origins and find freedom within this matrix. 

 

I’m sure you are still wondering what a vestment has to do with your spiritual sovereignty and why i am using hyperbole? Remember, that every word carries immense power and tells a story, the common law of today holds extremely cryptic vernacular or signifiers that establish ones footing, knowing what has been stripped from you can not easily be described with simple or lay words. 

 

 

Origins are important - Words change the standing

Natural Law from the perspective of the Creator and people v. Natural Law from the perspective of government and persons

 

 

As I have mentioned, the historical relevance of the human connection to Intelligent Design and the natural laws governing our interactions with the matrix is consistently a topic of heated discourse. i hold true to my original positioning that there is a Creator but [wo]man has cast aside the relevance and innate rules that divine creation offers. Setting aside this vestment that tethers us to elevated standing within the universe, accepting mere benefits and privileges that the remnant offers. 

 

The begging of all species on this planet was no coincidence. The teachings of modern day science are eschewed as these individuals that play ruler(s) are actual slavers and do not see us as equal but as lesser pieces of property.  They seek to pull the wool over our eyes, to keep us in the dark and to retain some sense of control where there is actually none. 

 

Through all of [wo]mans ego and ideology we see the Laws of Nature are not being adhered to as corrupt ideologies lend themselves to immense struggle and tear us away from living in harmony as was intended.  [Wo]man seeks to devour its own species in the name of more.  More resources for less people, more power for less people and more man made tyrannical threats of oppression as to fear mongering and coerce us into slavery. All of this steams from conditioned behaviors and fraud. 

 

Life after creation is a series of voluntary events that we do have some amount of control over, the outcomes in our life are not predetermined or even all at random, free will dictates that nothing is “set in stone.’ Our conscious state or manifested reality is affected by our collective behaviors which in time generate the urges to act with logic or with extreme executive function disorders. 

 

The principal Modus operandi of prescribed Natural Law will dictate how you interact in this world and how you CARE for others. The two differing concepts demonstrate that this is in fact the case, compare the same definitions through the jurisdiction of “people” or “persons”.  

 

 

NATURAL LAW - INTELLIGENT DESIGN / PEOPLE

Universal, non-man made, binding and immutable conditions that govern the consequences of behavior. Natural Law is a body of Universal Spiritual Laws which act as the governing dynamics of Consciousness. 

 

NATURAL LAW-  GOVERNMENT / OCCULT PROGRAMMING / PERSONS

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A hypothetical body of fundamental principles of ethics and government supposedly inherent in nature, usually regarded as being of divine origin. Although a belief in natural rights underlay the Declaration of Independence and certain Constitutional provisions, natural law itself is a philosophical and religious concept rather than a scientific or legal one. 

 

 

Natural Law through Intelligent design concludes that because the intelligent agent exhibits high levels of CSI, a quality known to be produced only by intelligent design, and because there is no other known mechanism to explain the origin of these "irreducibly complex" biological structures, we conclude that they were intelligently designed. 

 

A central mechanism or force of the natural world made all things initially but as flesh and blood [wo]man (you are the current intelligent agent residing in this constructed matrix), we have the power to change the trajectory of our lives, the lives of others around us and our surroundings because of conscious behaviors displayed through action. 

 

Natural Law from the perspective of a governing body of authority states that Intelligent Design (ID) is fictitious ideology not concretely based upon the scientific method, irrational, ignorant and random. Thus attempting to discredit anyone using ID - Natural Law as a basis for discourse. It could be read  as “you are not an intelligent agent” and therefore have no authority over the future and there is no Creator. 

 

The following, is a list of principles or rules demonstrating the authority of Natural Law and your ability as an Intelligent Agent to affect your future life path. The information is provided by Mark Passio of whatonearthishappening.com

 

 

 

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW 

 

The Principle of Mentalism

The Principle of Correspondence 

The Principle of Vibration 

The Principle of Polarity 

The Principle of Rhythm

The Principle of Cause and Affect 

(Plane of Effects-Physical World) + (Plane of Causality-Mental World)

The Principle of Gender

The Dynamic of CARE

 

watch the following video for true understanding of thes concepts 

 

Mark Passio - Natural Law - Part 2 of 3 

 

History has been referred to as just a series of “lies agreed upon,” and appears to only have been written in the victors narrative. In this exact time we are seeing the unveiling of vast amounts of suppressed information and the elevation of human consciousness, helping us to break away from the occult idea that we are ignorant and have no power. 

 

We are stepping into the light of a new spiritual awakening. The Following exerts from the Old Testament (Torah), New Testament and the book of Enoch are compelling examples of our innate powers and directives we have been endowed with.

 

*There are vast examples through out history that demonstrate the power that humans have to change the trajectory of their journey. Many stories are convoluted through religious ideologies 

and a very narrow and controlled window of application within it controlled context. I choose to use a few examples that people will be most familiar. If you’d like more examples, refer to the book, “The Book Your Church Doesn’t Want You To Read,” by Tim C. Leedom 

 

TIME HAS BEEN DISTORTED 

 

GMST - Greenwich Mean Sidereal Time

Sidereal time is the measure of the earth's rotation with respect to distant celestial objects. Compare this to UT1, which is the rotation of the earth with respect to the mean position of the sun. One sidereal second is approximately 365.25/366.25 of a UT1 second. In other words, there is one more day in a sidereal year than in a solar year.

 

http://neoprogrammics.com/sidereal_time_calculator/index.php

 

Genesis 1:14-15 KJV

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

 

http://www.geocentricity.com/geocentricity/itf.html

 

 

The Eternal Word

In (at) the begging was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He ([wo]man) was in the begging with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend.

 

John 1:1-5 

 

The History of Creation

In (at) the begging God created the heaven s and the earth. The earth was without form, and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. 

 

Genesis 1:1-5

 

Concluding Comments

98.4 I swear to you, you sinners, that as a mountain has not, and will not, become a slave, nor a hill a woman's maid, so sin was not sent on the Earth, but man, of himself, created it. And those who commit it will be subject to a great curse. 

Enoch 98.4 

 

 

 

THE SEED OF LIFE

seed of life

 

in = “holding power” 

"that is within, internal," 1590s, from in (adv.). Sense of "holding power" (the in party) first recorded c. 1600; that of "exclusive" (the in-crowd, an in-joke) is from 1907 (in-group); that of "stylish, fashionable" (the in thing) is from 1960.

 

at= “before”

assimilated form of ad- "to, toward, before" before stems beginning in -t-; see ad-. In Old French and Middle English regularly reduced to a-, later restored.

 

 

Words to familiarize yourself with as pertaining to [wo]mans natural rights. 

 foetus 

cesarian operation. 

quickening 

art (as referred to in cesarian operation)

 

 

Those Who Cast Spells

The Agenda - Holding absolute jurisdiction over your mind 

 

Let us return to the idea of Superman and to a list of super-villains of extreme occult power, who play a role in the wanted destruction of this man acting within the realm of Natural Law. Unlike most heroes, Superman's adversaries exist in every known capacity; humans, metahumans, androids, sorcerers, empowered animals, other aliens (such as Kryptonians), mythical/supernatural creatures, corrupt doppelgängers of himself (imposters, clones, or parallel universe counterparts), and even deities.

 

We will focus on one such entity that i believe mirrors the establishment that has perpetrated these atrocities from the beginning. This shadow entity is Darkseid or Uxas, he is the tyrannic ruler of the Apokolips whose ultimate goal is to conquer the universe by eliminating all hope and free will in sentient beings. A new god and one of the most powerful beings in the universe of this so called scripted reality. (*Decoding the power behind words using Gematria)

 

The Principle of Correspondence states that which is Above is like that which is Below. That which is Below is like that which is Above. The Universe is a Holographic image (Holographic Will-law) of its self and is self-similar across all scales. Allegorical proof that what is happening today is not a coincidence but instead is in direct response to the spells that have been cast upon us all. 

 

Every word and word combination has been carefully scripted by the shadow entities within media, religion and the government cabal to separate you from your spiritual begging. Concepts that you were presented with in school, church or +tell-a-vision programming” as a child have been twisted to make you believe they are bad and are instead, harmless or even good in nature. Ideas that are taught to the youth of today as being good, wholesome or even righteous are rot with corruption and dark energies. 

 

The following words are relevant examples of how the current misconstrued use of harmless words have placed us under a spell and destroyed our “innerstanding,” stripping us of our super powers much like kryptonite. The occulting and retardation of our language is and has been an effort to dismantle your logical thought processes. 

 

Pagan

 

c. 1400, perhaps mid-14c., "person of non-Christian or non-Jewish faith," from Late Latinpaganus "pagan," in classical Latin "villager, rustic; civilian, non-combatant" noun use of adjective meaning "of the country, of a village," from pagus "country people; province, rural district," originally "district limited by markers," thus related to pangere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *pag- "to fasten." As an adjective from early 15c.

The religious sense often was said in 19c. [e.g. Trench] to derive from conservative rural adherence to the old gods after the Christianization of Roman towns and cities; but the Latin word in this sense predates that period in Church history, and it is more likely derived from the use of paganus in Roman military jargon for "civilian, incompetent soldier," which Christians (Tertullian, c. 202; Augustine) picked up with the military imagery of the early Church (such asmilites "soldier of Christ," etc.).

The English word was used later in a narrower sense of "one not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim." As "person of heathenish character or habits," by 1841. Applied to modern pantheists and nature-worshippers from 1908.

Pagan and heathen are primarily the same in meaning; but pagan is sometimes distinctively applied to those nations that, although worshiping false gods, are more cultivated, as the Greeks and Romans, and heathen to uncivilized idolaters, as the tribes of Africa. A Mohammedan is not counted a pagan much less a heathen. [Century Dictionary, 1897]

The English surname Paine, Payne, etc., appears by old records to be from Latin paganus, but whether in the sense "villager," "rustic," or "heathen" is disputed. It also was a common Christian name in 13c., "and was, no doubt, given without any thought of its meaning" ["Dictionary of English Surnames"].

 

Anarchy

 

1530s, "absence of government," from French anarchie or directly from Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek anarkhia "lack of a leader, the state of people without a government" (in Athens, used of the Year of Thirty Tyrants, 404 B.C., when there was no archon), abstract noun fromanarkhos "rulerless," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + arkhos "leader" (see archon).

From 1660s as "confusion or absence of authority in general;" by 1849 in reference to the social theory advocating "order without power," with associations and co-operatives taking the place of direct government, as formulated in the 1830s by French political philosopher Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865).

Either the State for ever, crushing individual and local life, taking over in all fields of human activity, bringing with it its wars and its domestic struggles for power, its palace revolutions which only replace one tyrant by another, and inevitably at the end of this development there is ... death! Or the destruction of States, and new life starting again in thousands of centers on the principle of the lively initiative of the individual and groups and that of free agreement. The choice lies with you! [Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), "The State: Its Historic Role," 1896]”

                       plague doctor

 

 

Pledging your allegiance 

Fundamentally law begins with a simple oral contract and establishes jurisdiction  

 

 

Jurist (n.)

 

from Latin ius(genitive iuris) "a right," especially "legal right or authority, law," also "place where justice is administered, court of justice," from Old Latin ious, perhaps literally "sacred formula," a word peculiar to Latin (not general Italic) that originated in the religious cults, from PIE root *yewes-"law" (compare Latin iurare "to pronounce a ritual formula," Vedic yos "health," Avestan yaoz-da- "make ritually pure," Irish huisse "just"). Related: Juristic. The more mundane Latin law-word lex meant specific laws as opposed to the body of laws.

 

Diction (n.)

 

1540s, "a word," a sense now obsolete, from Late Latin dictionem (nominative dictio) "a saying, expression; a word; kind of delivery, style," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latindicere "to say, state, proclaim, make known, allege, declare positively" (source of French dire "to say"), which is related to dicare "to talk, speak, utter, make speech; pronounce, articulate," both from PIE root *deik- "to show," also "pronounce solemnly." The meaning "manner of saying," especially in reference to the choice of words, is from 1700.

Latin dicere and dicare are presumed to have been originally the same word. De Vann writes that "the verb dicāre may well have been backformed from compounds in -dicāre." The basic sense in both is "to talk, speak, declare." They seem to have divided, imperfectly, the secondary senses between them: dicere "to say, state, proclaim, make known, allege, declare positively; plead (a case);" in religion, "to dedicate, consecrate," hence, transferred from the religion sense, "give up, set apart, appropriate;" dicare "to talk, speak, utter, make speech; pronounce, articulate; to mean, intend; describe; to call, to name; appoint, set apart."

 

Servant

an employee; a person hired to perform a service for another (the Master) and subject to the others control both as to what work is done and how it is done.

 

Justinian

A civilian; one who studies the civil law.

 

Edicts of Justinian

Thirteen constitutions or laws of this prince, found in mosteditions of the Corpus Juris Civilis , after the Novels. Being confined to matters of policeIn the provinces of the empire, they are of little use.

 

Suum Cuique Tribuere

Lat To render to every one his own. One of the three fundamental maxims of the law laid down by Justinian.

 

i

The initial letter of the word “Insti- tuta,” used by some civilians in citing the Institutes of Justinian. Tayl. Civil Law, 24.

 

 

From the time we entered the public school system the occult was thrust upon us and the goal has been to create servants of the state. Every morning like clock work we were coaxed to stand at attention and recite a powerful spell which bound (bound-law) us to a life of servitude.  

 

As children we had been trained to believe that the pomp and circumstance of pledging our allegiance to a talisman was patriotic and a duty bound by venerating the fore fathers of our past. All of this was done to shackle us to child (child-law) like thinking, turn us away from the natural world, blind us to the truth of what is meant to be lifted up and where our sovereignty comes from. 

 

This prayer, oath or spell was penned by Francis Bellamy in 1892 to be recited in unison by a mass of school age children as part of the national patriotic school program. Its unveiling came as part of the Chicago Worlds fair Columbian Exposition as a new promise to the American flag. This oath is a directive which bares legal authority over those that make the proclamation of jurisdiction. 

 

“Make no bones about it,” as Crrow says, the dark occult powers in places of so called authority will and have been doing all they can to claim your consciousness. Knowing your spiritual sovereign jurisdiction and standing within it daily is not an easy task, unless you are awake to the trespasses against you.

 

 

You are lost at sea but confined by many jurisdictions 

Real legal stuff

 

The legal definitions of words define the perimeters of a jurisdiction. Everything you have done or will do established or reestablished an allegiance, which is a pledge or oath to be bonded or bound by a jurisdiction which is a contract. The “Pledge of Allegiance” is just one such examples of a contract of/or jurisdiction.

 

We are “landless surfs” that have pledged an allegiance (legis) to a jurisdiction of a corporation, binding us to the rules of stated jurisdiction. We are “lost at Sea” and there are hidden contracts that bind us to these macrocosmic jurisdictions. We enter and exit these contracts without knowing, remedy of these contracts of military Roman conquest is key!

 

The “law of the land,” or to say that all land is under the authority of laws granted by the crown or sovereign. The crown grants land and authority to noble men who become the landlords and they have pledge an oath of fealty by bonding their faith to the sovereign. Fuedal law has never been done away with it remains intact today but has been renamed and recoded.

 

The following are jurisdictions that we fall under. Town/city, county state, country, United Nations (ZIP Code) are all subdivisions which attaches us to one jurisdictions of a civil containment field under military conquest and bankruptcy. Based on that, we have a taken an oath of allegiance to a subdivision-jurisdiction of a global jurisdiction that posits,  all human beings are lifted off the land and have no standing. 

 

 

 

Citizen 

a person who owes allegiance to a government and entitled to its protection. Under the 14th Amendment, virtually all persons natrualized or born in the Unites States are are citizens of the United States and of the state where they reside. In addition, by statute, persons born in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands are citizens of the United States. 

 

 

-Ship

word-forming element meaning "quality, condition; act, power, skill; office, position; relation between," Middle English -schipe, from Old English -sciepe, Anglian -scip "state, condition of being," from Proto-Germanic *-skepi- (cognates: Old Norse -skapr, Danish -skab, Old Frisian -skip, Dutch -schap, German -schaft), from *skap- "to create, ordain, appoint," from PIE root *(s)kep-, forming words meaning "to cut, scrape, hack" (see shape (v.)).

 

 

Why is Spiritual Sovereignty so important now

 

Sovereignty is inherently a God/Creator given freedom and flows from Natural Law. Consciousness is knowledge which affords [wo]man the ability to exercise their sovereignty or to be bound by fear and the shackles of man.  No [wo]man has the authority to rule over another and now more than ever violence its being perpetrated against all races, creeds, colors and affiliations by an occult demagogue.

 

In fact we have seen that the more lawless a society becomes the more laws are laid down, the more laws that are laid down the more lawless this society remains. Its a Catch 22 and the future lies in peril if we continue to act as children when it pertains to understanding our freedom provided by Natural Law.  Knowledge has been occulted through [wo]mans laws and oppression of knowledge. It will remain as so until we demand freedom over comfort and so called safety but as we can see it comes with a high cost. Ignorance on the other hand is bliss. 

 

As we approach the presuppose of the most historical energy transition in human history, understanding all the truths, jurisdictions, vernaculars, etymology and roots is of utter importance.  Somethings will change drastically and somethings will remain the same with some slight shifts but  one thing will remain absolute. Our sovereignty will never change even if you feel that it has or are told so by those that seek to oppress. 

 

Our consciousness has been under constant spiritual attack, if we do not remain in a place of love and peace we stand to loose even more than we may gain. Knowledge and “greatattude,” provides the understanding of this fundamental living truth.  By exercising these charateristics and continually acting within the jurisdiction of honor we remain cloaked in the royal protection that sovereignty provides. 

 

 

 

The Greatest Commandment

 

(Matthew 22:34–40; Mark 12:28–34)

1These are the commandments and statutes and ordinances that the LORD your God has instructed me to teach you to follow in the land that you are about to enter and possess, 2so that you and your children and grandchildren may fear the LORD your God all the days of your lives by keeping all His statutes and commandments that I give you, and so that your days may be prolonged. 3Hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe them, so that you may prosper and multiply greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you.

4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One. 5And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

6These words I am commanding you today are to be upon your hearts. 7And you shall teach them diligently to your children and speak of them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8Tie them as reminders on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.

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What to do now

 

I know that what i have laid out before you is confusing and complex. My hyperbole may have seemed like pure babble at times or even entirely? I can assure you that over the last six month of daily study all of these ideas truths where confusing and at times are still perplexing but once i have applied some of these truths to my daily life, the vail becomes more faint. The only thing you can do is to learn and apply the knowledge.

 

 

 

Learning is Essential - Time is Knowledge  

These are the best resources available, this is true money!

 

  1. Subscribe to Crrow777 and first listen to every episode which pertains to the laws of Sovereignty. Start at with episode 246 to grasp how you were born into bondage. Then listen to as many episodes as you can because alchemy and astrology is important. This membership Its worth every penny.
  2. Subscribe to The Healthy American’s Freedom Learning course and read every document Peggy Hall ahs to offer!
  3. Become familiar with your Common Law Jurisdictions by listening to every video on A Warrior Calls.  I made large charts to hang on our unschooling walls for my kids to become familiar with. Christopher James is an expert with thirty years of experience.  His YouTube channel has been terminated so you know there is truth there. 
  4. Download and edit Peggy’s documents to reflect your state bill of rights and constitution. Face masks are in direct conflict with every states constitution. 
  5. Join Lena Pu’s Patreon group to learn about NOL’s (Notice of Liability) and frequent her site Lena’s Fabulous Frequencies. 
  6. Join a Mutual Benefit Society focused on your freedom visit Panterra for more information.
  7. Join the Gemstone University the Global Education media platform. Listen to Ken Cousen’s Youtube videos to dive deep into the two Constitutions and Bill of Rights that are stripping you of Spiritual Sovereignty. 
  8. Understand Natrual Law. I have been blown away by the amount of knowledge Mark Passio brings to the table. If you want to take your understanding to the next level, you need to know what in the world is happening!
  1. Become familiar with Sidereal Astrology with Lavette 
  2. 10. Learn from Robert Fox, a truly FREE MAN!

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Blasphemy cognizable by common law is described by Blackstone to be "denying the being or providence of God, contumelious reproaches of our Saviour Christ, profane scoffing at the Holy Scripture, or exposing it to contempt or ridicule"; by Kent as "maliciously reviling God or religion"; and by Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw as "speaking evil of the Deity with an impious purpose to derogate from the Divine Majesty and to alienate the minds of others from the love and reverence of God." [Century Dictionary, 1895]

 

 

 

Generals gathered in their masses

Just like witches at black masses

Evil minds that plot destruction

Sorcerer of death's construction

In the fields the bodies burning

As the war machine keeps turning

Death and hatred to Mankind

Poisoning their brainwashed minds...

 

Politicians hide themselves away

They only started the war

Why should they go out to fight?

They leave that role to the poor

 

Time will tell on their power minds

Making war just for fun

Treating people just like pawns in chess

Wait 'till their judgment day comes

 

Now in darkness, world stops turning

Ashes where the bodies burning

No more war pigs have the power

Hand of God has struck the hour

Day of Judgment, God is calling

On their knees the war pigs crawling

Begging mercy for their sins

Satan, laughing, spreads his wings...

What I see for them is not yet, What I behold will not be soon: A star rises from Yaakov, A scepter comes forth from Yisrael; It smashes the brow of Moab, The foundation of all children of Shet. Numbers 24:17 (The Israel BibleTM)

THERE IS AN EQUATION AND CHEMISTRY TO FEAR

By Nic Zahasky

 

The equation:

 

Anxiety/Fear = Estimation of danger/Estimation of coping skills (ie. defense cascade)

 

The mechanism:

 

Thalamus > Sensory cortex > Hippocampus > Amygdala > Hypothalamus

 

The chemistry:

 

Adrenaline > corticotropic releasing hormone (HCT) > cortisol

 

The actions:

 

Arousal > freezing > flight > fight > tonic immobility > collapsed immobility > quiescent immobility

 

The human model is also more complex because humans make subjective representations of body states and endow their experiences with meaning, and because humans use their minds to create internally generated representations of threat—images of feeling states and events from the past or images of the imagined future—which, like real external threats, have the capacity to activate the body’s defense systems in the absence of external threat. Fear states can therefore be induced by combinations of internal and external triggers, some of which will be accessible to conscious processing, and some not.” - Harvard review of Psychiatry

 

 

The above paragraph essentially states that the mechanism of fear dictates our rationale, decisions making process and reactions based on our past traumas (experiences) and as humans we all have a level of corrupted data. If you listen to any news outlet these days you will undoubtedly find some information that will scratch the itch you are looking for.  A preset algorithm geared to the [wo]man in front of the screen or in ears shot of the news “cast” with an agenda of complete neural dominance and eventually an artificial human to machine interface.

 

Imagine if you will that there is a specific area in your prefrontal cortex that directly connects you to the Creator or creation, a place harboring specified genetic code that varies slightly from human to human but also connects us all spiritually.  What if this quantum entanglement was accidentally damaged or by nefarious means, purposely corrupted?

 

There is a portion of the worlds population that is currently operating with chemical and media corrupted data files. This has triggered an impulsive reaction to act in anger when they are confronted with data that can be attacked with fictional bias and real dangers that may be omitted through plausibly deniability. Is this the new normal or is it the perpetual human response to fear? Socially engineered ideology, coding and spells have dictated humans emotional status and behaviors for millennia. The group think conditioning has become more pervasive and easier to implement on those plugged in to the matrix. 

 

What isn't a threat has been twisted or augmented by narrative and tech to become a threat, every human has fallen prey to dogma and strict adherence to their social media beliefs, this leaves little to no room for the Creator persona that dictates empathy and compassion for our fellow humans.

 

As I mentioned before each human is specifically encoded with a variation of the VMAT2 gene, the expression of this gene controls the level of connection to the Creator and perhaps many other higher-order executive functions. We have been created in the image of something bigger and more powerful than ourselves and it is beyond our comprehension. Those that are struggling to gain control over our consciousness (soul) know this and the struggle has been perpetual.

 

You may feel that your personal safety and the safety of our loved ones is consistently under attack from an invisible hand.  You may even feel that your path or journey is no longer under own control, a series of “what ifs” lead you into a tailspin of question and false answers and back into aggression or complete paralysis.

 

There is still hope! On the flip side of aggression and paralysis there is action or fleeing. Fleeing or regrouping should not be looked upon as cowardice but it should be viewed as a variation in tactics. Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Chapter Eight, page 74 highlights the character traits of a good commander. Sensibilities and understanding can make all the difference, Knowing the small minority of dark powers that come against you improves your standing and gives you solid footing. When to push forward and when to fall back, when to take the high ground or when to walk with the river bed, its all a choice.

 

Your past is the catalyst to your reaction or coping mechanism to fear. The inner child that was hurt or traumatized in some manner is reacting within and out of the past but the newly created spiritually robust and experienced commander that is here now comforts that child with the abundance of wisdom. Dr. Zach Busch said it very well, “ A mindset of fear has decided the best way to control human beings is to separate us, and ‘they’ are exactly right. In our separation, we lose the connectivity that creates joy, purpose, and our hyper intelligence.”

 

No ‘person’ (corporation or entity) can separate you from your soul or consciousness, you have an internal and eternal right to deny access and its up to you to exercise this right consistently and without hesitation against any and every internal or external threat.  Every spiritual contract that you unknowingly signed under duress can easily be redacted and become null-and-void with a simple declaration, verbal and or written.    Now that you know the equation for fear and anxiety its time to apply the solution.

 

Happiness = Love + empathy + forgiveness + trust + coping + skills + people + nature

 

All of us are conduits of energy or empaths but some of us are extremely sensitive to the slightest of energetic shifts within our universe. I’d like to say that I generally have my emotions in check and that I act out of logic like Sun Tzu when presented with a problem such as fear, that I can immediately apply the equation above and like that I’m calm and at peace and my directives are clear but often the programming keeps coming and its my goal to see through the codes of fear, to see the tactics of the enemy and adjust my army as necessary.

 

Today may you love deeper, trust the process, move with decisive action and always trust your gut! Check out our video, corona part 1 and 2. Logic can explain away fear, remember that belief is the enemy of knowing.

 

 

 

References:

 

https://journals.lww.com/hrpjournal/Fulltext/2015/07000/Fear_and_the_Defense_Cascade__Clinical.3.aspx

 

http://beforeyoutakethatpill.com/blog/2014/10/27/stress-hormones-and-the-fear-response-in-survival/

 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15245638/

A Very Primalhacker Holiday

I don't know about you all, but I'm not real big into holidays. 

In fact, all holidays, with the exception of the made up ones like valentines day, have been bastardized by corporations to turn then into gluttonous spendfests.  In reality all holidays are based on ancient traditions that were anything but the soul sucking things they are today. We like to stick to the ancient traditions because they had real meaning and probably led to higher spiritual awareness vs mass consumerism. 

With that said, we wanted to share our favorite holiday gifts with you all because we know while you and I may feel a certain way about holidays, it's generally expected that we still give others gifts. And we do make money to keep our blog and social media going by offering critical biohacking tools at affordable prices. 

We can gift to others without taking on the soul sucking breath feeders that wait for unaware consumers to buy buy buy. 

Before we link to any potential holiday goodies, let us talk about winter. 

Winter is a time of death. 

The annual plants are now dead. 

The sun slowly dies all fall and finally, on the winter solstice, dies in the west earlier than ever and rises later than ever. 

As tree leaves flutter to the ground, now crispy and colored, sap from trees is now safely in the roots and out of the limbs and leaves. 

Winter is also the time of rebirth. 

This year, winter solstice happens on a GREAT Conjunction where multiple planets align for the first time in the last 6000 years. 

This alignment is a sign of a great reset, and we can see that language popping up everywhere from the World Economic Forum to corporate emails. Literally this word reset is appearing everywhere out of the blue. 

While every winter contains a reset, this year is something special.

Not only is winter a time of resetting, the sun dies on the solstice and is reborn the next day as it begins staying out longer and longer from that day forward. Winter reset is also a body reset. 

The human body cannot sustain perpetual summer. In summer we eat carbs, sugar, stay up late, get less sleep, and work hard. 

In winter, we reset the body and our systems by getting more sleep, eating little to no carbs and sugar and allowing the body to rebuild. 

But this year, a great reset is in order. We have heard that companies, with work forces that cannot come into work, due to State orders, are working harder to automate tasks and remove the need for human workers at all. 

The military is preparing for a rest in the coming year and while we have no idea what that means, I'm thinking about NATO/ UN troops coming onto our soil. 

In addition, as we move from Pisces to Aquarius the Yuga moves from water to air. This likely means an end to water terms of money like currency, flow and such and a change from paper currency to digital currency. 

This great conjunction and great reset is something you can tune into for spiritual upgrades rather and be fearful of.  You can learn more here and here. 

For now, back to traditions. 

Witches back in ancient times were healers. One tradition they kept was the Yule Log. The eldest male selected the biggest log they could find that could still fit in the hearth. This log was decorated with runes, glyphs, prayers, beads and more before being put into the fire. Being so big it would last a long time and it would be accompanied by the family snuggling up on this cold winter day. 

Nearly ALL of what we call christmas is completely and wholly based on saturnalia. Look it up. 

Ancient people would have celebrated the death of the current year with the birth of the new year. Likely this would have been done with a feast, eating up the stores of carbs like squash and potatoes and getting ready to subsist more off meats and fats. 

This was a time of contemplation, additional sleep, and less work. Some people believe ancient humans went through a phase of near hibernation where they slept most of the time, thus reducing need for food and water. 

Whether you celebrate one of the modern religious holidays or want to practice more ancient traditions, take this time to slow, down, sleep more, and eat less carbs. 

Get out of here and go snuggle with a family member or furry friend and meditate on 2021 and the great reset. Make it a reset for your spiritual growth. 

On to the list. 

Bluebockers

Every Primalhacker MUST have blueblockers. Not only do they mimic the ancient sky of darkness, blocking all blue light from entering the eye, but they help you get more sleep at night. 

Our favorite pair are these

 

Red Light

Ancient people had fire at night. They gathered and met by firelight. Firelight was healing from the red and infrared light. It contained nearly no damaging blue light. 

If you can't sit by a nightly fire, plan on buying a healing red and infrared light. 

Our favorite is Gembared (discount code SLEEP)

Our favorite portable red light is the flexbeam (discount code primalhacker)

If the indigogo campaign is still going, you can get up to $249 off by using THIS link.

Avoid EMF

Ancient people healed faster and without modern medical equipment. Part of the reason why is because they were no bombarded by man made EMF that caused massive stress in the body. 

You can use EMF blocking faraday bags for your phone and airtube earbuds instead of putting your phone to your head. 

In addition, you can get yourself one of these EMF blocking hoodie sweatshirts to protect yourself when you leave your home. 

If you need some EMF blocking underwear try these

Greens in Winter

In winter, we advocate eating more fat and little to no carbs.  Usually this means we eat less greens and mushrooms as they aren't available fresh in our area.

One easy way to get in the greens that tastes great and that we've tried out for months and love is Organifi.

Discount code PRIMAL for 15% off.

These are the hand-selected superfood ingredients you’ll enjoy in each serving of Organifi Pure:

They also offer a morning green drink, afternoon red drink, and evening before bed drink for sleep.  We've been using all three and have really enjoyed them. 

Barefoot Shoes

Our ancestors didn't go around cramming their feet into unnaturally narrow shoes that deform muscle and tendon causing pain. All shoes, if we wore them at all, were barefoot. 

It's time to bring barefoot back. After years and years of trialing barefoot shoes, we have two companies that have been around for the long haul and make amazing shoes that last a long time without breaking the bank. 

Xeroshoes and Vivobarefoot (Discount code PRIMALVB )

 

Primalhacked Wine

You can get a bottle of the "hangover" free, low sugar, biodynamic wine for a penny using this link

 

 

EVERYTIME I USE THIS I GET ZONKED

 


By Thaddeus and Tomorrow

EVERYTIME I USE THIS I GET ZONKED...

Those were the last words my husband, (world famous biohacker, Thaddeus Owen) says to me before bed last night.  He said you have to spray it on your belly.  I pulled up my shirt ....⁠ a few seconds later it begins to burn a little and feel sort of itchy, but I am used to him using me as a female biohacking guinea pig.  The tingling went away quickly enough and I slept sound all night long.  Are you able to guess what he sprayed on me? Keep reading.  


Want to know more about Primalhacker’s biohack for a better night’s sleep.  This is one of those articles that will lead you in with a secret and won’t reveal it till the end of the page.  Just heads up.  It’s like reading a book, who reads the last page first?  Well, my mother does, but she cra cra.  


First things first.  Lets talk about ….sleep.  How well are you sleeping at night?


Most people, humans will answer below average.  Why? Because your not sick and tired enough to do something about it.  Tell me im wrong!  Please tell me im wrong. Im not wrong, there are 22 gazillion studies and doctors and people who specialize in sleep.  We will let them be special.  If you answered your sleep is above average but could still be more optimal, we have a few secret biohacks for you.  


Those of you who are doing most things right already, like have your diet dialed in, your workouts, your time outdoors in nature grounding….

These few things I have proven and tested out myself and on my wife and they might be fun and interesting for you to try out just to get your sleep dialed in a little more!


Sleep hacks for those with Above Average Sleep


  1.  5HTP + collagen  on your nightstand if you are really struggling to drift off.

This is something that works every single time. If you are truly struggling with sleep, try this trick, but we do not recommend it long term as we’ve heard it can cause neurotransmitter burnout, specifically serotonin. But used infrequently, or just long enough (perhaps a few months) to learn some other techniques, it works great.  


Recipe:

Before bed, make up a small cup of water 

Add to the water: 

1tsp of collagen powder (find it here)

1 capsule of 500mg of 5-HTP (find it here)

Stir. 

Put this on your nightstand and drink if you can’t get to sleep. 

The collagen helps the 5-HTP dissolve more easily and it can take about 30 minutes before it’s fully dissolved and ready to drink. 


  1. Wear blueblockers after sunset  that’s easy click HERE to shop our “thaddeus approved glasses” and click here to watch his TED talk about why it’s so effective

  1. Watch the sunrise and sunset- and don’t eat after sunset ---its too easy but do it anyway. Just like maugwi turn into gremlins if they are fed after dark, your cells turn into monsters if you feed them after dark. Cells are designed to sleep and detox after dark, so don’t feed them. 

  1. Our secret to getting zonked biohack has to do with the belly button. This is where your umbilical cord was attached and it’s also where all food entered your body when you were a baby. Because of this fact, your body more easily absorbs things from this area

-->Rub topical magnesium on your belly right before sleep….here’s why this works to get you zonked! 


Magnesium is well known to help bring on sleep at night. Topical magnesium has very little studies showing whether it is well absorbed. Because of the lack of data, many people ignore this method of using magnesium. After many discussions with PhD scientists, they believe the theory of topical Mg absorption is accurate, but not studied. Therefore Thaddeus tried this for a year and found it VERY effective for inducing sleep. Find it online here



Is your sleep below average?


If you're not quite there and need to up your game with your diet, workouts, grounding that's a great place to start.  


Here are a few things to start with for sleep


  1.  Don’t bring tv or devices into the bedroom  LINK see our blog post about light hacking here
  2. Turn off your WIFI at night  LINK see our blog post here and learn why
  3. Don’t eat after sunset or before sunrise
  4. Wear blueblocking glasses after sunset and before sunrise  
  5. Meditate in the morning to set up your day
  6. Make sure you see the sunrise everyday without wearing contacts or glasses for at least 5 mins to 45 mins 30 mins within sunrise
  7. Turn off all devices at least 2 hours before bed
  8. Tell your partner or kids what you appreciate about them everyday 
  9. Follow primalhacker for more cool biohacks
  10. Spray topical magnesium on your belly button area right before you go to sleep

The photos are from our dear friend Kristin Canty's farm in Bath, NH.  We held a primalhacker retreat  in 2018.  Kristin is the beauty and brains behind "Farmageddon" the movie.  You can find it here

SLEEP SWEET 

PEACE AND LOVE YOU ALL 

Thaddeus and Tomorrow

Why You Should Block Blue Light at Night

Humans, for all natural history that we know of, have never been exposed to blue light after dark.

Because of this, our bodies are tuned to the color blue, only present in the daytime sky.

This attunement to blue tells our body that it’s daytime.

Daytime means we humans will produce cortisol to be awake and alert and stop producing melatonin, a hormone of darkness and sleep.

When we see blue after dark, our bodies destroy melatonin, lose many of the benefits of sleep, and set us up for long term health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer according to the National Institute of Health.

In order to minimize exposure to blue light at night, the very best thing you can do is to wear blue light blocking glasses.

If Blue Light is Necessary, Why Block it?

Blue light is present in the sun always.

Our bodies have receptors that decode blue light.

These receptors are called melanopsin.

Melanopsin reads the blue light in the environment and uses this information to produce hormones that keep us healthy.

The amount of blue in the environment also tells the body what time of day it is. There is a varying amount of blue from sunrise to noon to sunset. The body reads these levels to know what time of day it is.

Knowing what time of day it is, helps our body set circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is so important to human health that the nobel prize in medicine was given in 2017 for the study of circadian rhythm.

Every cell in our body contains a clock and these clocks are required to be set to the right time for optimal health.

Our clocks are set by the color and brightness of light.

When we live indoors and turn on lights after dark, we confuse our body and the melanopsin receptors into thinking it’s daytime. We mess up our circadian rhythm and cause chaos in the body.

Blue light at the wrong time of day is devastating.

Blue light after sunset tells the body it's daytime, releases stress hormone and keeps you awake, destroying the healing hormone melatonin and ruining your sleep. 

In addition, strong blue light during the day from devices and overheads lights that are devoid of UV and infrared light can damage the eyes by causing too many free radicals in the eye without the mitigating effect of infrared light.

Blue light after dark has been shown to reduce melatonin and shift circadian rhythm.

Why Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses at Night

When the sun sets, melatonin is released from the gut and pineal in the brain into the blood. Melatonin stays high for about 12 hours and helps us clean up cancer and even boosts our immune system!

But artificial light, which has a high amount of blue light at a time when nature provides no blue light, messes with melatonin levels.

Blue and green light have both been associated with decreasing melatonin, blue more than green. Red light does not decrease melatonin.

When blue light is removed at night, people sleep longer and get better sleep and melatonin is preserved.

Blue light blocking glasses have been shown to filter out blue light and preserve melatonin.

Blue Light Blocking for Better Sleep

Wearing blue light blocking glasses after sunset have been shown to improve sleep and reduce insomnia. Personally, I find these glasses so effective that I gave a TEDx talk about the effect HERE and also developed my own blue light blocking glasses because good looking effective blue light glasses on the market were too expensive and I wanted everyone to have them.

Blue Light Blocking to Control Cortisol Release

Cortisol is released with blue light, because blue is always present only when the sun is up. When the sun rises, we want to be alert and awake. This is because we are diurnal animals (we sleep at night and awaken during the day) as opposed to rats that are nocturnal animals. 

Our biology is coded to the light. 

Cortisol is a stress hormone, but also keeps us alert and awake, which is fine during the day but not before bed.

 

Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Reducing the Risk of Disease

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has published multiple papers showing that exposure to artificial light at Night (ALAN) is associated with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. In addition the World Health Organization has declared ALAN or artificial light at night as a Class 2B carcinogen, in the same category as microwave radiation, lead, and asbestos.

It's important to note that light at the wrong time of the day is likely carcinogenic and also leads to health issues. This is true for everyone, even if you do not "feel" like it affects you. 

Protect your Eyes

If you work on a device all day or work under fluorescent or LED lights, you must protect your eyes. Daytime blue light blocking glasses filter some, but not all blue light to help protect the eyes.

Blue light during the day is necessary, but the intense blue light from devices is too much for your eyes and can create free radicals leading to macular degeneration. 

Shift Work

Shift work is anti-life. I’m sorry about this, but humans are diurnal animals while rats are nocturnal animals. Humans are not nocturnal and this means no matter what kind of night owl you “think” you are, you are designed biologically to be asleep when it’s dark.

Yes, you can “try” to hack nightshift work, and HERE is our article on how we would hack nightshift if we had to work nightshift. Ultimately, you will want to find a new job that allows you to work during the day.

How to Choose Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Everyone and even all kids really need to be wearing blue light blocking glasses after dark.

We all are exposed to phones, devices, TVs and lights after dark, especially if we’re not at home where we can control the light.

The cheapest glasses you can buy are THESE and while they aren’t something you’d wear out of the house, you can definitely get the cheaply and try the out at home to see how they work for you.

We recommend you try them out for one month and see what happens. I haven’t yet met someone who didn’t notice a benefit.

For daytime blue light blocking glasses that look amazing, we made these glasses 

Nighttime glasses that you can wear out of the house and look cool can be found here 

Finally, if you want to block blue and green light at night, as both can mess with melatonin, then THESE glasses will do just that.

Other Ways to Avoid Blue Light at Night

  • Use Red Lights in your home like these LEDs or Gembared (Discount code SLEEP) which can also be used for red light therapy.
  • Add Twilight or Iris aps to your phone and use iris or F.lux on your laptops.
  • Use Candles at night.
  • Turn off the power in your bedroom at the circuit box. Many people do this to avoid EMFs as well..
  • Get sunlight during the day. This has been shown to allow you to get better sleep at night.

 

As soon as the sun sets, put on your blue light blocking glasses.

When the sun rises the next day, take them off.

This will ensure you preserve your melatonin and build optimal health.

Portable Red Light Therapy is Here

There are so many different light therapy devices on the market that it might get overwhelming. It's hard to make a choice. But, how do you pick the best one for yourself? What is the best red light therapy device - the answer is surprisingly simple.

The best red light therapy device is the one you use every day. So, it's more than just numbers, outputs and features (although, they are important). It's about convenience. So, behold FlexBeam!

 

There are many different red light therapy products on the market. They include cosmetic devices, cheap red light lamps, wall panels, and even masks.

So, why would you pick a portable device like this instead of a red light wall panel or a different RLT device? Generally, it all depends on how you want to use your device and what you need it for.

Whatever you use, make sure that it does what you need it to do (ie, it has good features and specifics) and that it's convenient for you to use. People often stop using inconvenient devices even when they are amazing.

 

Here are couple of reasons why FlexBeam makes an excellent choice in comparison to other types of RLT devices:

 

Flexibility

 

One thing that makes FlexBeam an amazing choice is its portability and flexibility. You just put it on, placing directly onto your skin and you let it do its thing. This means that you can go hiking, driving, cooking or just normally go about your day. You still get your dose of red light therapy along the way.

Usually, when you have a wall panel, you don’t get as much flexibility. You position it at a convenient place in your home and have your therapy. Panels are excellent devices, but not many people have the time to use them. You have to expose the part of your body you want to treat to the panel. Which sometimes means you need more privacy than you can get in your home.

On top of that, the effects of red light therapy weaken as you move away from the source of the light. Let’s say you have a knee problem. Which side of your knee do you place directly next to the panel? What about the other side? Do you do two sessions? This is all much easier when you can wrap your RLT device

 

Excellent Specs

 

If you want to dig deeper into choosing the best red light therapy device for you (as you should) make sure to check the specs of the device. Keep your eye on:

-          Wavelength

-          Energy density

-          Irradiance


Wavelength

Let’s start with the wavelengths. You want a device that emits the light between 600 to 1020 nm. That’s what science says. It also says that the best healing range is between 625 and 635nm for red light and that the LEAST effective range is 700-770nm. As for infrared, aim for 810 to 850nm. 


Energy Density

Energy density is expressed in J/m2. The maximum of energy density you should go for is 60 J/m2. Everything above that is too much and your body may stop responding to red light therapy.


Irradiance

Irradiance is the flux of radiant energy emitted per surface area. The most effective irradiance for red and near-infrared light is 20-200 mW/cm2. FlexBeam has a safe and solid 100 mW/cm2.

 

Get Yours

You can get yours at a special Indigogo sale for up to $250 off using THIS LINK and you can also buy it on the website for a 10% discount when the Indigogo is over using THIS LINK and discount code PRIMALHACKER

 

We have been using the Flexbeam for almost 3 months and it's amazing. The portability means that we use it more often than a standing panel. 

The power of the device has been incredible. We can bring it into bed, the car and on a hike. 

I would highly recommend this product.