10 unorthodox habits you should read about, on empty stomach
Today I’d like to share some unconventional self-care habits I’ve adopted over the years. Considered unorthodox – harmful, even – by modern pundits, those practices have been around for millennia, which means they’ve passed the test of time.
“If they’ve passed the test of time, why are they unconventional?”
Glad you asked.
Time to zoom out. Stay where you are, it will only take a minute.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but in the space of a few decades, everything that is traditional, historical, or cultural is in the process of being dismantled, inverted, and corrupted. I’m talking about fundamental things here. Things like loyalty, family, religion, gender, respect for elders, and so on.
If you want a plausible reason as to why this is happening, check out Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. And no, I don’t mean the recent Netflix series, or the earlier movie – please stay away from those. When books become Hollywood movies or TV series, it’s all part of an underhanded scheme to censor and rewrite the original. Think about it: Why would a millennial spend weeks reading a book when they can consume it in two hours on their Apple TV? Movies about books raise a powerful hassle barrier, ultimately discouraging viewers from accessing whatever is historically accurate and true (in the meantime, they are starting to change the manuscripts of the originals). The same trick applies to movies about historical events – The Titanic, for example, or Pearl Harbor, and others like them. Producing them is part of a systematic plot to erase and rewrite history. Don’t believe me? Research it for yourself; do the work.
“Who controls the past, controls the future.” – 1984, George Orwell
“Okay, so how does all this relate to health?”
Traditional health practices are self-provisioned and autonomous. It’s always been that way since the beginning of time. No need for bureaucrats or third parties.
If humans can somehow be made to “forget” how to take care of their own bodies, invariably they’ll end up relying on authorities and corporations to stay healthy. In other words, they will lose their sovereignty and ultimately their freedom.
On the other hand, if you learn how to meet your own needs, you become ungovernable. All you need to do is study history . . . oh, wait.
“Where is the scientific, peer-reviewed study? Are you a doctor?”
I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or expert of any kind – thank God. Please, don’t do something because a guy on the Internet said so. Research, inquire, take ownership of your health. The only person I’d ever trust blindly is my grandmother; she always knew best.
Oh, and about those scientific studies. Why would any profit-seeking entity sponsor a study on something that is free and abundant in nature? Wouldn’t their dollars be better spent on monetizing something with a commercial patent? Over the last few years, of course, I realized that profit comes second, and what those entities (and their overlords) really crave is unlimited power and control over people. But that’s a story for another day.
Without further ado, here are 10 unorthodox ways I take care of my health. They cost nothing and you’ll never hear about them from mainstream sources – not in a positive light anyway.
I first drunk from own cistern back in 2012. I did so after extensive research and testimonials from people I trust. Since then, search engines have removed any and all links to this ancient practice (also known as Shivambu). Alas, most of the information that comes up now is hostile to urine therapy. I wonder why.
Every morning, as soon as I wake up, I drink a cupful of mid-stream urine. The quantity (and taste!) varies each day depending on what I’ve been eating. Contrary to what we are led to believe, our urine is not dirty. In fact it’s distilled and purified by our very own equipment.
Fun fact: Look for the word “urea” in the ingredients of your favorite beauty product. Indeed, many folks apply urine on their skin and scalp. And some people are convinced that urine therapy can alleviate, or even heal, some of the more serious health conditions. I’m not going to repeat those claims. Please, do your own research.
2. No shampoo, deodorant, hair gel, mouthwash, and absolutely no sunscreen.
Have you checked the ingredients of your typical 5-in-1 shampoo? Do you really want all those things in your body? Unless you are using a trusted brand – Dr. Bronners’s, for example – you’re better off with just water. It’s great for your wallet too.
As for me, I’ve not used shampoo for more than 5 years. I used to get oily and itchy hair if I didn’t use shampoo for a few days, but after cleaning up my diet, it all went away.
Same goes for sunscreen. I used to get nasty sunburns every summer, despite the layers of sunscreen. After I cleaned up my diet and allowed a bit more sun on my skin, I never experienced a single sunburn ever again.
I gave up on sunglasses too – I’ve written about it here (scroll down for the part about sunglasses).
3. Home-made toothpaste.
I’ve been working on getting rid of all barcode products from my life. This applies to food, but extends to toiletries, laundry detergents, and anything else that comes in contact with my body.
If you look closely, commercial toothpaste carries a poisoning warning, right there on the box. Could it be because some of its ingredients are no bueno? I don’t know. I prefer to be sure so I make my own toothpaste. All you need is coconut oil, baking soda, oregano oil and / or peppermint oil. It doubles up as deodorant too.
Our feet have thousands of nerve endings, making it one of the most sensitive parts of our body. When we walk without shoes, our body experiences an endlessly varied abundance of textures and temperatures. This sensory information is believed to improve our balance and motor function.
What’s more, when we go barefoot we’re effectively grounding into the earth. We are discharging all the accumulated static electricity of our body into the ground.
From reducing inflammation and chronic pain, to better sleep and protection from EMF, the benefits of “earthing” are too many to list here.
5. Toilet squatting
Only a few decades ago, squat toilets were prevalent around the world, except perhaps for the most “modernized” parts of the west.
More than a decade ago I switched to squatting in the toilet and never looked back. When you squat, the body assumes a more natural and, ahem, productive, position, which reduces the amount of time you need in the toilet quite drastically.
Yes, you can squat on a modern toilet. Just lift the seat before you squat, and please be careful how you climb lest you bring the whole thing down (I speak from experience).
6. Fruit mono-meals
Two of my daily meals are fruit mono-meals. I might have 8-10 bananas for example, which – at 100 calories per fruit – makes for a substantial meal. Europe has great oranges and apples so, when I visit I enjoy gorging on those too. The 3rd meal of the day is when I go for protein-heavy, meat-based meals. In a pinch, however, I can subsist on nothing but fruits – I’ve done it for years.
Most fruits are incredibly easy to digest, so you don’t get that heavy feeling after your meal – no need for that afternoon coffee. And you save plenty of time because fruits are naturally “pret a manger”.
7. Raw eggs
Also known as “slonking” in some Twitter corners. When I get hold of fresh, organic, local eggs, I go ahead and eat them raw. Some folks like to blend them with raw milk (yet another unorthodox idea we will touch on a future newsletter), a banana, and some blueberries.
The salmonella boogie man doesn’t scare me because I go out of my way to find local, organic eggs from sources I trust. In terms of benefits, I’ve heard anything from increased sperm count to extra vitamin and mineral intake, better skin, and so on.
Personally, I like raw eggs because I can eat them everywhere with little preparation. And, yes, I love the taste too but your millage may vary.
Modern medicine is all about interventions that treat (mask) symptoms. Fasting is all about getting out of the way so the body can heal itself.
Fasting is a key convention in most religions (Christian Lent, Muslim Ramadan, and so on) and it’s the most powerful detox available to man.
6 years ago I did a 4-month juice fast (nothing but filtered juice for >100 days), the effects of which changed the course of my life. Since then, every time I fall ill, I simply stop eating and let my body do what it needs to do.
Between fasting, chewing garlic, and overdosing on vitamin C, I’ve dealt with all illness that came up over the years, without needing any medicine whatsoever. I must be crazy, right? None of this is health advice. I’m not your health advisor.
9. Neti pot
I’ve been doing this daily for more than a decade. I discovered it in North India in 2010 but it is not uncommon in the West these days. All you need is a Neti pot, clean water, and some Himalayan Salt (or high quality Sea Salt).
10. No underwear
The art of going commando is pretty self-explanatory. Suffice to say, you enjoy better air-flow, less friction, more comfort, freedom, and, why not, more fun too, wink-wink.
That’s about it.
Hope you found this list useful, or perhaps even entertaining.
The list is by no means complete, by the way. There are things I had to leave out, so as to avoid the ire of your email provider. The most heavily censored part of the internet, after all, is traditional health. They like to call it “alternative” health, but that’s a story for another day.
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