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

We liked these too.

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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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A Blue Light Supplement to Protect the Eyes

If you've heard about the damage blue light can do to your eyes, then you'll be excited to learn there is a new product that was built to mitigate the blue light damage caused by our devices and LED home and office lighting. 

We're a Device Centric Culture

Wow, if we thought time spent indoors and on devices was increasing before, what just happened in 2020 was a showstopper. We spent all of 2020 mostly indoors and more connected to a device than ever before. Well, those of you out there that didn't take advantage of the empty parks and woods to get out constantly :)

In general people spend over 95% of their time indoors. Between cars, work, gym, store, and home we're larger indoors under junk lighting and connected to devices. 

What's the Downside?

Now, being on devices a lot means our eyes take a beating. We're looking at screens that are close to our eyes, which is stressful to the eye. Looking further away is relaxing to the eye. 

In addition, the high intensity blue light can be harmful to the eye. Without the red and infrared light (which is present along with blue from the sun) we don't receive the antidote to the blue.  most indoor lighting and device lighting is free of infrared and has little red compared to blue light. 

This blue light from devices can cause free radicals to be developed in the eye. Over time, scientists and doctors believe this can cause macular degeneration. 

What Can You Do? 

Wear blue light blocking glasses. Blue light blocking glasses, like those found here, have been shown to protect the eyes from blue light. 

Use Candles at night

Work outdoors

Try the ONLY supplement designed specifically to mitigate the damage to your eyes from blue light

Qualia Vision

 The folks at Neurohacker have done it again. Not only did they invent one of the very best, and the first ever, pre-built nootropic stack, and a longevity supplement, now they have invented a blue light supplement. 

We all know we should be outside ALL DAY. 

And wear blueblockers whenever the sun goes down. 

Most of us do not do this. 

Trust me, I know a lot of biohackers and I can count on one hand how many of them actually wear their blueblockers at night.  I wish more of your would just do that because it makes a HUGE difference. 

So, when you ignore my advice and work on a laptop indoors all day and don't wear your blueblockers at night, there's now a supplement built specifically to mitigate the damage the blue light is doing to your eyes. 

I've been using it for a month and I really like it. 

Way back in 1999 a friend of mine was working on a vision formula at a company in Boulder Colorado. He told me that the #1 ingredient to help vision was Bilberry. Guess what's in Qualia Vision? That's right...

Qualia Vision for blue light health

Qualia Vision Designed to:
  • Provide support for strained eyes
  • Protect eyes from blue light
  • Enhance visual performance
  • Support healthy vision
  • Lessen blue light impact on sleep
How it works:
  • Supports visual processing speed
  • Supports tear production
  • Supports retinal glutathione (GSH) levels*
  • Supports brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)*
  • Supports lens regeneration functions
*Qualia Vision supplies support for the entire visual system, providing plant-based pigments, vision super fruits & spices, and eye-essential vitamin and amino acid support 
What to Expect from Qualia Vision: 
  • Less eye strain
  • Reduced dry eyes
  • Less eye sensitivity 
  • Enhanced visual processing 
  • Enhanced light-sending abilities 
Notable Ingredients:
  • Lutemax® 2020
  • Mirtoselect® bilberry
  • Amla fruit

 Get a bottle to try it out for yourself for less than $20 and save money using discount code PRIMALMIND!

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 Here's What Each Ingredient is Formulated to do

  • Lutemax® 2020

Main Claim: Enhances visual performance and blue-light blocking

Lutemax® 2020 supplies the three antioxidant pigments—lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin—used by the macula to filter blue light and protect retina tissue.

  • MirtoSelect® Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Fruit Extract

Main Claim: Relieves eye fatigue and supports eye surface comfort 

MirtoSelect® bilberry is a vision superfruit that supports ocular blood flow, promotes recovery of eye muscles, comforts the eye surface, and provides relief from eye fatigue.

  • AstaPure® Haematococcus pluvialis Microalgae Extract (3% astaxanthin)

Main Claim: Supports eye muscle stamina and blue light resistance

AstaPure® is a natural source of astaxanthin, an eye antioxidant that supports eye muscle stamina & recovery, blood flow to the eyes, and defenses against blue light.

  • Saffron Stigma Extract

Main Claim: Supports macula health, blue light resistance, and retina function

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, contains a variety of eye-healthy carotenoids, and supports macula health, blue light resistance, and retina function.

  • Goji (Lycium barbarum) Fruit Juice Extract

Main Claim: Supports retina health and photoreceptor function

Goji fruit is a Traditional Chinese Medicine eye tonic used to nourish the eyes and promote healthy vision that supports healthy retina and photoreceptor function.

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) Fruit Extract

Main Claim: Supports lens health

Amla fruit is an Ayurvedic eye tonic that supports lens health and is believed to preserve eyesight, promote eye health, and relieve eye fatigue.

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract

Main Claim: Supports retina and lens health

Ginger is a bioenhancer (it enhances the bioavailability of carotenoids) with antioxidant benefits that supports the healthy function of the retina and lens.

  • Taurine

Main Claim: Supports photoreceptor function

Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the retina, where it acts as an antioxidant and is essential for the function of the photoreceptor layer that captures light.

  • Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)

Main Claim: Supports optic nerve function

Methylcobalamin (an active form of vitamin B12) is critical for the healthy function of the optic nerve that transfers information between the eye and brain.

 

There you have it.  I'm definitely excited about this product. I think this is the first and will be shown to be the best supplement in this market. Many others will follow now, but will they be any good? 

4 Specific Tips To Support Mitochondria And Cellular Health

Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase “mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell”. 


It’s hard to overstate the importance of our mitochondria. Virtually every biochemical reaction and cellular process in the human body relies on them. Our energy levels, how we age, our exercise recovery times, and virtually any other category of health you can think of, have inexorable links to the health and abundance of our mitochondria. 


But advice on how to support mitochondrial function can be vague. “Diet”, “exercise” and “lifestyle” are obviously involved, but if you’re going to take mitochondrial function seriously, you need greater specifics.


These are specific recommendations for 4 major focuses of mitochondrial support: 


Specific Dietary Tip: Qualia Life + IF


You may already know the immense health benefits that come with intermittent fasting, and  its role in triggering biogenesis of new mitochondria. You also may know that limiting refined carbs (soda, white bread, pastries, etc.) is good for a host of health benefits including mitochondrial function. 


But you may not know that a 36-ingredient beast of a nutritional formula called Qualia Life is specifically designed to optimize mitochondrial function and cellular health. There’s nothing on the market that checks more nutritional boxes for mitochondrial support in one supplement than Qualia Life. 


I've taken Qualia Life for years and the difference it has made to my energy levels and personal training goals have been phenomenal. The company behind it, Neurohacker Collective, is well known for their premium nootropic products such as Qualia Mind, which I can't recommend enough for mental performance. I've gotten to know the Neurohacker team over the years and I was pumped when Qualia Life came out because Neurohacker specializes in very comprehensive formulas. Qualia Life contains NAD+ boosters, polyphenols, adaptogens, ergogenics, antioxidants, you name it. Neurohacker's calling card is how much you can nutritionally accomplish with one supplement. 

Qualia Life Bottle

 

Add coupon code PRIMALMIND at checkout and you’ll get an additional 15% off first purchase. 

 

Try Qualia Life by clicking here and take your mitochondrial nutrition to the highest level ever.

Specific Exercise Tip: High Intensity Interval Training

Sprinter on a track at sunrise

Needless to say, exercise is vital to mitochondrial production, and any exercise beats none, but if you want the biggest return on exercise training for mitochondrial health, I highly recommend high intensity interval training (often abbreviated as HIIT). A recent study in Cell Metabolism found that HIIT exercise in particular- such as 15 second sprint bursts or 30 second cycling bursts followed by brief recoveries- had the strongest correlations with mitochondrial production. Evidence also shows this is true for strength training exercises such as squat jumps and similar rapid burst exercises followed by brief recovery. 

 

Specific Therapeutic Tip: 30 Seconds Of Cold Shower 

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The benefits of heat and cold therapies for mitochondrial function- such as sauna, cryotherapy, and outdoor cold exposure- are vast. But for those of you lacking the time, money, or discomfort tolerance to follow through on hardcore cold/heat options, you still have no excuse according to a new finding. A recent study published by Plos One indicates that just 30 seconds of cold shower exposure can deliver significant benefits associated with mitochondrial support. So even if you hate cold therapy, just toughing out a mere 30 seconds at the end of your shower can deliver big benefits to mitochondrial function (and beyond). And don't forget that even walking outside for a few minutes in winter without a jacket is considered cold therapy!

 

Specific Lifestyle Tip: Ritualize Relaxation

Man sitting on top of mountain

After asking you to do high intensity exercises and cold therapies, this last tip is the gentlest of them all- relax! Stress hormones can negatively alter mitochondrial function, so any daily practice that prioritizes relaxation- from meditation to massage to nature immersion- is actually serving an important role in overall mitochondrial health. How you reach a relaxation state is less important than the fact that you do. Maintain that state for at least 30 to 60 minutes a day, taking it just as seriously as exercise, nutrition, or biohacking therapies. 

 

From nutrition, to exercise, to therapeutics, to lifestyle, those are 4 specific actions you can take today to address mitochondrial health in a comprehensive way.

 

Soltec Health SMS ZGEN Sleep System Review

 

Way back in February 2021, Tomorrow and I were able to try out the OLTEC Health Sleep Management System (SMS). 

Immediately when the SMS was turned on, we could feel it. A few minutes later we were struggling to keep our eyes open.  Read on for details. 

Our experience was incredible! After talking with Dr Dan and experiencing the technology, both Tomorrow and I immediately wanted one.   

This is a one of a kind, new to the world system that helps guide your body into the stages of sleep it needs in real time.  

We met the inventor and medical doctor, Dan Cohen, back in 2020 and he told us that he had been working on a new sleep tracking and management system. This is significant because Dr. Dan knows what he’s talking about.  

You see, Dr Dan is the person who launched the Breathe Right Strip and also automated sleep labs for the hospitals and universities.  

After he did those things he began work on something that would immensely benefit humanity. 

They call this system the ZGEN SMS sleep system.  SMS stands for Sleep Management System.  

Dr Dan had been explaining the system to us for about 6 months before we were able to try it out. After hearing how it worked and what it did, we were so excited to experience it.

The fact is that most people don't get enough sleep. We are missing out on deep and REM sleep and total sleep. 

When this happens we perform worse the next day, we don't recover very quickly, our learning decreases and studies show our health may decline. 

I'm so excited about this technology because this is the only device I've ever experienced that claims to be able to help me get more sleep, and importantly deep sleep. 

About Soltec SMS

The Soltec Sleep Management System consists of 3 parts that all work together. 

The first is a wearable wristband, called the ZTRACK, like a fitbit, that you wear at night. The wearable tracks your sleep and also communicates to the SMS unit. 

The SMS unit sits on the ground under your bed or near your bed and provides the signal to help your body achieve the level of sleep it needs by communicating with the ZTRACK. 

Last there is an app that you can install on your phone or tablet to view your sleep data. 

Together this is called the SOLTEC●SMS™ System.

The SOLTEC Sleep Management System (SMS) is a scientific breakthrough in sleep technology engineered to analyze, record and condition your sleep and conscious state in real-time.  

 SMS is intended to help users fall asleep, stay asleep and experience deeper, delta sleep.   Delta sleep is the deep stage of sleep where our body does so many good things for us.

The founder and inventor spent decades researching the latest technological advancements and incorporating them into a device that works.  The SOLTEC•SMS unlocks your potential to experience better sleep while you’re asleep.  

The SOLTEC•SMS is a closed-loop feedback system that generates low frequency magnetic waves that support normal sleep patterns. These frequencies are the same as those throughout the nervous system that are associated with the various sleep stages. 

According to the company the wearable, Z●TRACK™ Analyst is a Quantum Leap in Sleep Wearable Technology. It's Like Having a Sleep Lab on Your Wrist. That's because the founder, Dr Dan Cohen is also the guy who automated sleep labs for hospitals and universities. He knows what he's doing. 

 

Here are the ZTRACK Hardware Specs 

  • Accelerometer: Motion analysis for correlation with wake frequencies helps determine wake vs. sleep.  
  • Microphone: Detects snoring and correlates with O2 drops to monitor for breathing disturbances. 
  • Advanced Sensors:  Measure pulse and blood oxygen levels for precise sleep staging. 
  • High Speed Microprocessor: Instructs Z•GEN in real time 
  • Upgradeable Firmware 

 

The Z•TRACK Analyst instructs the Z•GEN™ Magnetic Conditioner which specific frequencies to use helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. 

 

Z●TRACK contains an oximeter for recording blood oxygen levels and a microphone for recording snoring sounds. As such, it can analyze for events during which your blood oxygen levels drop (O2 drops or desaturations), in addition to snoring events. The analysis also shows when these snoring events are associated in time with the O2 drops. Such sleep disruptions can seriously fragment your sleep by causing sleep arousals and awakenings.  

 

Engineered specifically for sleep, Z•TRACK measures pulse rate variability which it then correlates with built-in motion analysis to provide an accurate picture of your sleep. 

 

Z•GEN is placed under or at the foot of your bed. The magnetic waves, containing the relevant frequencies, influence the environment surrounding you. The frequencies of that field can be produced to support and impact the various stages of sleep (light sleep, deep or delta sleep and dream or REM sleep). 

 

To be the smartest sleep wearable, the data collected must be accurate and robust. Z•TRACK doesn’t just track data thoroughly and with precision, but it learns from that data and it adjusts the activity of Z•GEN for each, individual user, providing customized frequencies associated with sleep. This machine learning is personalized. The more you wear Z•TRACK, the more it learns. 

 

SOLTEC●Z™ App 

 

In the morning, your sleep data is available for you to review through the SOLTEC•Z App. Inspect last night’s sleep and the commands that the Z•TRACK Analyst issued to the Z•GEN Magnetic Conditioner, plus trended data from your past recordings. 

 

On the main SOLTEC●Z dashboard screen, a user can view their nightly Z●TEST™ sleep score.  

 

The overall Z●TEST is a composite sleep score benchmarked against normative data for young health adults.  We call this Ideal Normal Sleep. By calculating your sleep metrics this way, we give you an honest and comprehensive assessment of how you are sleeping.    

 

Z●TEST assesses your Sleep Time, Sleep Latency, Time in Delta, Time in REM and your Sleep Efficiency. The aggregate score is reported as single score ranging from 0% to 100%.   

 

Not Just Sleep

Because of the way Soltec works, it can be used for more than just sleep. As most of us know, we are completely stressed out most of the time. 

Between emotional stress of work, kids, bills, and the news it's a pretty good indication that most of your are stressed right now. 

Of course, what most of us need is to deal with these inner emotional issues and upgrade our spirits and trust more. 

In the meantime, SMS is able to help our body get into a parasympathetic state. This is the rest and digest state that is so elusive for most of us. 

I was intrigued by this. I thought about how I could put the SMS under my chair at work and stay relaxed all day at work. 

I also thought about using it during yoga, mediation, and even at retreats when we do group yoga or group meditations. How cool would it be to put us into parasympathetic while doing these things? Usually my mind has a hard time slowing down, so something like this is so exciting to me. 

I'm sure there are many more applications I haven't thought of. What about using this during a discussion with your significant other to keep everyone relaxed and calm?

Our Experience with the Soltec Sleep System

As of this writing, April 30, 2021, there are no commercial units of the SMS to be had. The are all still in production. 

Luckily, Tomorrow and I were able to drive over to Dr Dan's place to try out the Soltec SMS. 

At 3pm we both sat up in chairs with our feet propped up on an ottoman. The Soltec SMS was placed at our feet on the ottoman. 

Facing each other, we settled in as Dr Dan turned on the machine. He used his phone to tell the SMS to go into Sleep Mode. 

The device is about as big as an old school record player. It has a spinning magnet inside an aluminum tube. Around this, a plastic fan type device spins inside of a plastic housing. Here's a photo of it.

Te Soltec Health SMS Sleep Management System

 As Dan initiated the program, Tomorrow and I both felt a pulsing immediately going through our legs and up our body. It was subtle but noticeable. 

As Dan left the room and closed the door, we stayed open to what we might experience. About 5 minutes later my head was nodding off toward my chest. I caught myself falling asleep about 4 times, all while sitting up in a chair in the middle of the day. 

After a half hour we were convinced that the SMS absolutely can help someone fall asleep. 

For the next half hour Dan set the SMS to a parasympathetic, relaxation setting. 

We closed our eyes and felt very relaxed. Whether it was the current setting, or feeling relaxed from the sleep setting previously, we absolutely felt like we had entered parasympathetic. After a half hour we were pretty blissed out, like coming off a deep guided meditation. 

 Now, the Soltec SMS is not yet available except on Kickstarter. So we haven't had a chance to use it overnight at our own house yet or experiment with it on more people for meditations during the day. As soon as we get access to a pre-production unit, we will begin posting on Youtube and IG and to the blog with our experiences as well as to update this post. 

Based on the one hour experience we had, I more than ever want to get one of these for myself! 

If you want to claim your own unit during the kickstarter while they are heavily discounted, CLICK THIS LINK. 

How To Stop Being a Night Owl

 

Are you a night owl?  

Do you like staying up late at night and sleeping half the day away?  

Do you find it hard to get to sleep before midnight?  

Perhaps you think your “biology is just wired” to be more productive late at night. 

I’m here to tell you that is false and it’s probably shortening your life! 

Staying up late into the night is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity.  

Being the “primal” guy, I have to say our ancestors never would have stayed up late into the night, without lights. Only the shamans would have been up watching the stars and taking the health hit for the rest of the tribe.  

I have come up with what I think is a clear way to stop being a night owl, wake up early feeling refreshed, and have a great night’s sleep. Do it for your health! 

In this article I’m going to give you my Top 7 tips on exactly how to shift your circadian rhythm back to a “normal” human cycle and tell you 1 high tech way to immediately shift your sleep on the very first day. 

Why Sleep 

By now we all know why sleep is so important. And we’re learning more each year on why it’s even more important based on reasons we never knew the year before! 

Sleep maintains our health. When we sleep, the body is able to heal and repair. Our cells perform cleanup during the night, assuming we’re asleep.  

Imagine billions of cells in our body. Some portion of them become damaged during the day, due to exercise, misfolded proteins, diet, toxins in our air and water. If we don’t clean the damaged cells up, what happens?  

We already know that learning is decreased without good sleep, performance is decreased we don’t recover well, so we are more prone to being sick, gaining weight, and feeling down. That’s because during sleep, we are able to clean up damaged cells.  

Lack of sleep has been shown to correlate to obesity, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.  

It’s obvious we all need to sleep. According to T.S. Wiley, there is not a set amount of sleep we need each night and we should be varying the amount of sleep we get depending on the season. She advocates that in the summer, when there is more sunlight, we stay up late and work longer into the day since it’s still light till almost 10pm in some places. In winter, she builds a very convincing case for sleeping as long as possible, even up to 12-14 hours per night, or as she puts it, as long as you can without being fired or getting divorced. The winter sleep heals the body and reverses damage done during summer wakefulness . 

All this is to say that human sleep follows a rhythm. That rhythm is synced to the sun. Our biology is tuned to sleep when it’s dark and be awake when it’s light. Rats and mice are the opposite and their biology is designed for them to be optimally healthy when they awaken at dark and sleep during the day.  

When you go against nature, you are asking for trouble.  

 

Why Staying up Late is Deadly 

First of all, I have to state the obvious. Humans are not rats 

I know, this may be a shock to some of you but hang with me here.  

Rats are nocturnal. That means their biology is tuned to being awake in the night. They have special mechanisms within their body and brain to help them thrive at night.  

Humans on the other hand are diurnal. This means you are meant to live in sync with the light and dark cycles of the Earth. You sleep when it’s dark and awaken when it’s light. Your biology was built this way.  

Anytime you attempt to circumvent your biology you are asking for trouble.  

Research staying up late is most often studied in nightshift workers. Many studies are now being performed on non-night shift workers and biological consequences of staying up late. The studies in night shift workers and those people who mimic night shift workers is the same. If you stay up late you may not like the consequences. 

Deep sleep is one phase of sleep that helps the body restore during the night and tends to occur during the early part of the night, meaning if you go to bed late, you may not get as much deep sleep.  

Here’s the deal. When you stay up late into the night, you increase your risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease.  

This is mostly due to your exposure after sunset to blue light 

Most “night owls” are either watching TV and movies or on a device. The light coming off these devices completely messes up our circadian rhythm and destroys a key hormone that gives us much of the benefits of sleep.  

In fact, the correlation of ill health to staying up late is so strong that nightshift work is classified as a type 2B carcinogen, in the same boat as lead and asbestos.  

This is because throughout all of history, until very recently, humans would not have been exposed to blue light except during the day. Our bodies are designed with a receptor to blue light to tell our bodies that it’s daytime. The problem is, when we turn on our artificial lights at night, when it normally should be dark, we destroy our ability to sleep well.  

 

How to Go to Stop Being a Night Owl 

  1. Get out at dawn and see the sun. Dawntime sun syncs your circadian rhythm to the cycles of the earth. Studies of people who get more sun at dawn consistently show that they get better sleep at night.  
  2. Block Blue at nightBlue light can destroy melatonin leading to a reduction   blue blockers and screen filters 
  3.  Have a set routine at night before bed. When you follow the same routine each night, your body remembers what to do and you will get better sleep.  
  4.  Keep your bedroom cool. Cooler bedroom temperatures are associated with better sleep at night. We like to keep ours at 60 degrees.  
  5.  Make sure all lights have been turned off in your bedroom including night lights and charging lights from your devices. Exposure to light after sunset can delay sleep.  
  6. Keep your phone in airplane mode and turn off your wifi. WiFi and cellphones close to the body can create intense microwave fields. Low level Bluetooth may be OK, though best to have only earth-based frequencies.  
  7. Soltec Sleep Management System – read below. 

 

BEST Way to Get to Sleep Exactly When You Want 

Sometimes no matter what you do, you just cannot get yourself to sleep early and gain the benefits of sleep.  This can happen for many reasons.  

Some people take supplements, try meditation, take prescription drugs and more. But there’s an easier way that uses Earth based frequencies to help your body fall asleep and get the healing phases of sleep.  

While we advocate living the primal way, we know that in this modern world, even if we went out and lived in a cave, we wouldn’t be optimal because of poisoned water, air, food, and intense microwave frequencies invading our air.  

We found a new device that can help you fall asleep and get into the healing stages of sleep. It’s called the Soltec Sleep Management System (SMS) 

The Soltec Sleep Management System (SMS) is a scientific breakthrough in sleep technology engineered to analyze, record and condition your sleep and conscious state in real-time.  

 

SMS is intended to help users fall asleep, stay asleep and experience deeper, delta sleep.   Deep sleep, or delta sleep is so important and what many of us aren’t getting enough of.  

 

We tried out the Soltec on a cold February afternoon at 3pm. Tomorrow and I sat upright in chairs with our feet close to the Soltec. About 2 minutes after it was turned on we found ourselves nodding off. Wow, this thing really works!  

This machine sits at the foot of your bed and uses a spinning magnet and extremely low frequencies to entrain your nervous system into sleep. Now, you can use this to fall asleep when you want to and be guided into REM and deep sleep when your body is optimally ready for those stages.  

This is the ultimate way to stop being a night owl without staring at the ceiling for hours or tossing and turning.  

To get your own Soltec SMS, click here 

3X BAR TRIPLE THE GAINS FACT OR FICTION?

Have you heard the latest buzz around X3 Bar?

-Blog post by Thaddeus and Tomorrow

March 10, 2021

 

So, really what is this X3 contraption? How does it work? Why did we buy one?

X3 bar consists of:

1. Stainless steel bar

2. 4 sets of bands with varying thicknesses

3. Steel floor plate

Why would we purchase X3? Couple reasons, 

First,

At the gym you will find:

-CFL junk light

-Harsh chemical sanitizers (especially now, the equipment is literally wet when I get there.. dripping with sanitizer that will kill you faster than a virus)

-High levels of EMF! Click to learn more about the toxicity of the gym, or this blog about how to spend less time in the gym and look better

In our opinion the energy of the gym has also changed in 2020, no one is talking, no one is laughing, or even comfortable to be in close proximity of anyone else.  Its actually creepy.  The only reason we go is to play racquetball with our kids.  

Second, we travel a lot!  So, we thought it might be interesting to see how this compares and if it is convenient/safe as they claim. 

Third, we were curious, we have friends who own "Osteostrong" gyms across the county and the X3 bar is a spin off of the "OsteoStrong" concept. So, we spent the money and ordered one! 

We will be giving a weekly Update/Review for all 12 weeks of using X3 bar!

Both Thaddeus and Tomorrow will show progress photos and their review and feedback of the X3 bar protocol.

 Watch this video to see our box opening of what's in the box when it arrives. (Note, we do not have an affiliate with this, just bought it for ourselves and wanted to post this review.).  Yes, the end caps fell off the bar, the glue was not effective. I glued them back on with liquid nails and no issues. They are just decoration. This is a VERY sturdy bar and plate, so don't let the end cap issue fool you. 

Here is the basic idea of how it works:

Use the bar for a 12 week protocol:  Day one is a push day, day two is a Pull day and Day three rest day...repeat

Use the bar and the band with the lightest bands week 1-4  to get to 15-40 reps or until exhausted.  (they don't like to use the term "to failure") at X3.  Each day there are four different exercises.  

Broad concept:

This is from the website:  "X3 provides a varying force that is greater where you are strongest and weaker where you have less force production potential. This causes a deeper fatigue and greater level of growth. People who try to achieve these high loads without the protection of X3, such as using heavy resistance bands by themselves, ultimately fail because the high forces required to get a good workout dangerously twists joints leading to injury. This is why the two most important parts of X3 are the bar and the ground plate."

 

Here are the big ideas- benefits of variable resistance

- You get a much Deeper level of fatigue, with that you get a more aggressive rate of growth.  

-At extension we are the strongest, at retraction we are the weakest. The X3 band allows for max weight to be applied where you are strongest, not the weakest like dumb bells.  If you pick up a dumb bell you can only hold the weight where you are weakest.  So, if you are not able to max out. 

What I learned from the website:  

How to train with proper force 5-7 times more than weight lifting.  This system is uses rehab banding repurposed for fitness gains.  

If you use bands without the X3 bar and floor plate, it torques the wrist/ankle joints.

It Triggers muscle growth. Watch Dr. John Jauquish video here he explains it very well.  The website has really great images and videos explaining the concept and how to easily understand how to use the bar.  

 

What they claim:  

As people recruit more stabilization firing they increase the level of HGH in the body, at the same time it opens up receptor sites and up-regulates the number of receptor sites.  It's much more natural range of motion and you can recover faster. 

They claim in 12 weeks you will stimulate HGH and turn fat into Lean muscle

They claim you won't have to do any cardio.   We look at cardio two different ways, one chronic cardio and marathon runners, two hiit cardio and sprinting.  Check out this blog to learn more and what the benefits and detriments are regarding "cardio"

What is the Protocol?

The X3 bar comes with a laminated card that explains with images each exercise 

Heres how it looks 

Week 1–4

Day 1

Push Day

Day 2

Pull Day

Day 3

Rest Day

Day 4

Push Day

Day 5

Pull Day

Day 6

Rest Day

Day 7

Rest Day

How to use the bands.  Here is a great video explanation.  

 

Want to know what Thaddeus Thinks..Week 1

See BELOW for Before and After Photos

It took e a little to get used to the movements with the bar and bands. It's not quite the same as olympic weights, but close enough. 

My lower back was a little strained in the squat, and that could be an issue for some people. 

Also, the bands do not have tension at the beginning of the range. Part of the process if keeping tension in the bands the whole time, so I was not able to get all the way to the start of a range in any motion because the bands lost tension. 

At the end of my workouts, I felt pumped up, like a good body building routine at the gym. I did not feel exhausted like after a crossfit workout. 

The workouts only took about 5-12 minutes start to finish. It went very fast. 

I enjoyed the workout overall and will find out if 'm able to maintain and grow muscle. 

I haven't been going to the gym regularly because the environment there is so uncomfortable. So my weight is down about 10 lbs from last summer. I hope to be able to build back about 5lbs of muscle.  

 

What Tomorrow Thinks...Week 1

At first I was very skeptical of this "fad" device, I own bands, and have tried many different modalities/products in the past.  The whole system and bar seemed clunky and a lot of messing around with putting on different bands, trying to figure out how they fit under the plate.  After a few times of doing it, it became a lot easier in fact it super simple.  I went from skeptic to engaged and intrigued  quickly.  Of course when you start out doing anything there's a learning curve, the curve for me took about a week to actually get comfortable with the X3 bar and foot plate.  One of the things that helped immensely was taking the time to watch the videos!  Dr Jarquish is clear, concise, direct, and he doesn't waste your time.  He gives you the information and tells you how and why it works without hours of videos!  I dig his idea, because like you im always looking for ways to hack my workout.  Another thing I noticed is that I grew up and into my thirties thinking long (1 hour+) intense cardio was how to stay in shape.  Well after meeting Thaddeus and learning about HIIT workouts and yoga I realized that the hour long cardio left me, 1 HUNGRY and 2 WIPED OUT BY 3PM!  The alternative (hiit, body by science, ARX, left me exhausted, not super hungry but thirsty then energized into the late afternoon.  I really like the X3 the more I do it.  We are transitioning to week 2 and I already see a change in my physique.  You know a little trimmer in area you hold extra fat.  The one thing I gleaned from the testimonials on the website is that with this system you have to be patient.  Most of the people in the before and after photos are long spans of time.  and Dr. Janquish is a 2 year transformation, but he's crazy jacked.  Thaddeus thinks he's taking "other" supplements. hahaha  I don't know about that or care. All I know is that he invented this system takes 10 mins to do a killer workout at HOME! Brilliant Bravo! Im excited to see how it works for the next 10-11 weeks!  Ps. We are not affiliates thought we would be if they had an affiliate program.  

If you like what you read here we have a lot more here at primalhacker.com

 

Week 2

Thaddeus

I'm getting into the groove of this now. I can get it set up, I know what band I need to use, I can efficiently move through the exercises. 

I have not noticed any difference in muscle and my weight has gone up about a pound, which is not really a difference. 

Not much to report here. 

Tomorrow

 Found it easier to get in the right position. Smaller bodies need to adjust to keep tension on the band. 

 

Here's our Youtube Video about our experiences

Week 1 and Opening of what's in the box

 

Week 2

 Before and After Photos

Woman before photo x3 bar

Woman before and after x3 bar

man before and after x3 bar

man before and after x3 bar

Week 12

Great little kit top bring traveling. This is also great when we quit the gym this winter. It's hard to get outside to our outdoor gym when it's freezing outside. 

I would use this all winter and whenever we travel. Otherwise, we'll be using our outdoor gym and kettlebells. 

We didn't lose muscle, though I don't feel we really gained a bunch of muscle. The net to me was about the same as when I started. 

peace & love to all

Tomorrow

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

https://alegaldictionary.com/naval/

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)