Eating Dirt For Health

by admin on August 25, 2014

This article is for informative reasons only, though I myself consume dirt, I take no responsibility for any readers actions.

If you have made your way to this article, good chance you took the red pill. I want to thank you for going deep into the rabbit hole. Though the idea of eating dirt would make most domesticated humans sick, remember that we are the only animal species which as a whole, does not eat dirt. Even more, human civilization has only abstained from eating dirt for around one or two hundred years, give or take. We became “too smart” to continue eating dirt. Unfortunately, we were not quite smart enough to realize that, because we started eating dirt 3.7 billion years before we were even classified as humans, we are biologically adapted to have a little dirt in our diets. Essentially, our genome was developed with forest soil in our tummies. We are learning more and more that, whenever you remove yourself from the environment in

eating-dirt-for-healthwhich you evolved, your health deteriorates. [click to continue…]

How Did We End Up Eating Dirt?

Remember that at prior to this short modern age, all of our food was wild. Wild plants, wild animals and wild fungi comprised our diet. If you have ever foraged wild food, you know that it always comes with dirt on it. Soil would have been consumed daily. Though many tribes of humans would have only consumed soil in this way, other tribes actively foraged soil as a dietary supplement.

Modern View

This dietary practice is actually classified as an eating disorder by modern mainstream “health practitioners”. The “eating disorder” is referred to as pica. Pica is thought of as an aberration from normal diet. It is described as the desire to consume “non-nutritive substances”. It is obvious to me that the people thinking this way must be tripping balls, and here is why:

1. “Pica” is no aberration from the normal diet. In fact since “pica” has been normal and healthy for billions of years, the ones who do not “suffer from pica” consume a diet that is an aberration from the normal.

2. Soil should not be classified as non-nutritive. In fact it should be classified as a natural multi-vitamin/mineral supplement as well as the most powerful probiotic in existence. Now let us discuss the nutritive qualities of dirt.

Nutrients In Dirt

Amazingly, soil has measurable quantities of MOST B vitamins. It is filled with usable minerals as well. How is simple dirt so nutritious? Well soil is mostly alive! One tablespoon of soil contains about 50 billion microbes! These microbes are constantly manufacturing vitamins and other nutrients. Microbes make up about 5% of the total weight of soil. So, if you eat a tablespoon of soil, you are eating 50 billion individual organisms, each containing every nutrient required to support a living organism. It is like eating steak, only you are eating the entire body of 50 billion organisms instead of one little strap of muscle from one animal. Now we see how powerful of a whole food soil is!

The Most Powerful Probiotic

This is actually the biggest benefit gained from eating soil. Humans are composed of about 100 trillion cells. Of these, only 10 trillion are human cells, the rest are microorganisms. Indeed, we are only one tenth human. We are leaning more and more that without these microorganisms, we would quickly die. They manufacture our vitamins, they digest our food, they create enzymes that we need and amazingly, they make up about 70% of our functioning immune system. They even think for us, creating neurotransmitters such as serotonin which keeps us from falling into depression.

A tablespoon of soil contains more beneficial probiotics than you can get out of an entire bottle of expensive probiotic pills. Most probiotics contain millions, maybe a few billion probiotics in a serving at the time when the product was made. Once you buy it, it is old and much of those probiotics have died. Soil contains many trillions of probiotics and they are fresh and strong right when you harvest them. Inoculating your gut with soil can be life changing in terms of wellness. One study showed that one microbe found in soil activates serotonin neurons showing antidepressant effects. This same study showed improved immune function. This is only one of many studies that show the health benefits of soil exposure. Children exposed to soil are seen to have a higher learning capacity, improved immunity, higher IQ and are much less prone to depression.

Is Eating Dirt Dangerous?

The only danger that exists is potential soil contamination. Contaminants would be industrial chemicals and heavy metals. The other concern would be animal feces. If you harvest soil where an animal recently defecated, you could pick up parasites from that animal. Other than that there is no risk of getting sick. I have eaten gobs of soil and have only ever felt better from it.

How To Harvest Soil And Avoid Contamination

There is one very simple method I use to harvest soil while preventing any kind of soil contamination. I simply place a board of plywood on the ground where I want to harvest soil. This assures that no animals will walk over you soil harvesting area and defecate. It also acts as a barrier for any chemicals that may somehow be introduced to the soil. I like to have the soil covered for at least a month, at this point I will lift the plywood, dig about six inches down and get a little handful of nice dark rich soil.

How To Eat Soil

If you are as hardcore as I am, you can take a handful of soil into your mouth and wash it down with some water. For everyone else (probably everyone), you can buy empty capsules and fill them with soil manually. Eating a few capsules a week would be sufficient. For those that want the most benefits (really deep into the rabbit hole now), you can lube up a capsule with some organic vegetable oil and insert a soil capsule into your rectum. This is many times more effective as a probiotic and will be extremely beneficial if done just once a week. Most all of the human probiotics lie in the lower digestive tract so you are bringing them right where they are needed. Also you are bypassing the stomach acid which will kill many probiotics.

Summary

If you are still here, reading, I commend you. You have an extremely open mind. Soil is the one of the missing links in the modern human diet. So if you are not as well and healthy as you could be, do not bypass this earth element. Before you spend big money on probiotics, remember, soil is free and many times more powerful. So rewild thyself, eat some dirt.

 

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Health Benefits Of Egg Yolk

by admin on August 23, 2014

It seems strange to me how some of the healthiest of foods on earth have been labeled as “deadly”. Especially since these foods have only been “deadly” for about 30 years – yet these foods have actually been healthfully consumed since the beginning of time. Examples are the egg yolk, milk cream and the skin on chicken. I jokingly call these, “nature’s whole food booby traps”. Really though, do you think that nature is going to set booby traps in its most wholesome foods?egg yolk

A Complete Food

Think of the egg yolk as the bird’s version of mothers milk. Since there is no chicken milk, the nutrients have to be delivered through the egg yolk. The egg white is just a protective coating consisting of amino acids and some minerals. All of the vitamins and other micronutrients required to develop the young bird lie in the egg yolk. Think about this, every body part and organ system in the chick has to develop and grow from what is inside the egg. This is the biggest indicator that the egg is a complete food and extremely dense with the nutrients we need to support our entire body. [click to continue…]

Benefit Brain Health

Choline, known to promote nerve health and even growth as well as promote mood, memory and intelligence, is found in huge quantities within egg yolks. One egg yolk provides almost 100% of the daily value making eggs perhaps the best natural choline source. Additional brain specific nutrients contained are vitamin B6, E, B12, folate, vitamin D and A. Every one of these nutrients are either 100% in the egg yolk only or the vast majority is in the yolk compared with the whites.

Do Egg Yolks Cause Heart Disease?

The same single flawed study that caused the lipid hypothesis is the reason many think that consuming cholesterol will kill you. There is a flaw in this thinking – cholesterol consumed does not actually affect blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is created in the liver and is required for survival so even if the cholesterol you ate was absorbed, it still would not be bad for you. Cholesterol makes up the protective membrane of every cell in your body and is used to heal wounds. Sex hormones such as testosterone are manufactured from cholesterol. It is time to move past the ancient mindset that cholesterol kills. For those having a hard time getting past the idea that dietary cholesterol is bad, this study shows that egg yolk consumption actually improves cholesterol readings.

Eat Quality Eggs Only

Remember that the stress levels of the hens affect the nutrition content in the eggs. A hen stuck in a cage will have high stress levels and will use up extra nutrients dealing with that stress. A pastured hen does not have to deal with high stress levels and, additionally, gets to forage bugs and weeds all day. This makes for an extremely nutritious egg compared to a caged hen that only gets corn and soy meal. Also, grain-fed caged hens accumulate high amounts of inflammatory omega 6 fats and little to no beneficial omega 3 fats. Free range hens consume much less omega 6 and much more omega 3 from the insects and greens. I have free range hens in my backyard and this has spoiled me. I never eat store bought eggs anymore. My hen’s yolks are golden orange due to the antioxidant carotenoids consumed through the weeds. Whchickensen you look at even the highest quality store bought eggs, the yolks look almost pale off-white compared to pastured yolks.

Eating Raw Egg Yolks

This is a mental issue for some people but raw egg yolks do bring much more health benefits than cooked. Most people bring up salmonella risks. One study showed that just one in 30,000 eggs has traces of salmonella. This means you could eat a raw egg every day for the rest of your life and statistically never be exposed to salmonella, unless you live well into your 100s. Also, this study was on factory farmed eggs, expect that ratio to be even lower in pastured eggs. Back to the benefits of raw egg yolks.

Another study showed that one raw egg yolk contains about twice as many antioxidants as a big red apple, which is a whole lot. This same study showed that when cooked, the antioxidant level plummeted closer to nil.

Now the number one reason I consume raw egg yolks is because the raw egg yolk contains compounds called transfer factors. These are actually compounds which transfer the immunity of the hen into the developing chick. Miraculously, mammals like us can absorb and utilise the hens immune system when we eat the raw egg yolk! This is the quickest and most powerful way to strengthen your immunity. You are essentially downloading the immune antibodies that are effective against any and every pathogen that the hen ever came into contact with. If the egg yolk is not a superfood, I do not know what is.

One concern is that you should not eat raw egg whites. These contain an antinutrient called avidin which binds to the B vitamin biotin. If you eat raw egg whites every day, you will become biotin deficient. It is commonly thought that cooking deactivates avidin, and while it does to a degree, it does not completely. This is why I actually do not often eat egg whites. I just throw egg yolks into blender drinks, puddings and raw dessert recipes.

Summary

I hope I have provided some insight as to why egg yolks need to be in your diet. They are a complete multivitamin/mineral, a powerful antioxidant and even among the best immune foods. If you do not wish to eat them raw, try cooking them lightly sunny side up and keep the yolk runny. If you do want to try them raw, the best way to hide them is in your blender creations. This is one small step for rewilding man, one big step for rewilding mankind. (Cheesy, I know)

 

If egg yolks are a food for you, so is bovine colostrum – check out my list of colostrum articles

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