Author Archives: Akin Olokun

The Optimal Way to Eat

The optimal way to eat varies for each person, primarily based on their lifestyle (e.g., activity level), and to a lesser extent, environmental factors such as geographical location. That said, it is crucial not to transgress the bounds of anatomy and physiology, as Homo sapiens biologically most closely resemble frugivores. Thus, notwithstanding external influences, our fleshly frames function most efficiently on diets predicated on plants, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, along with some seeds, nuts, and herbs.

Properly prepared legumes and grains, when consumed in moderation, can also be processed reasonably effectively by our bodies. Occasional inclusion of small amounts of meat, dairy, and eggs will typically result in no major ramifications—if one is in sound health, that is. However, those experiencing chronic challenges would be wise to eschew animal products (which produce excessive waste in the body and tax the organs), pulses, and cereals completely.

(It is essential to emphasize that, in addition to its health ramifications, from an ethical standpoint, I do not condone the consumption of animals or their byproducts when one does not depend on them for survival.)

How I Minimize Exposure to Microplastics

Microplastics have been discovered in various human tissues, including blood, brain, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, placenta, and testicles. The minuscule synthetic polymer particles have permeated our environment, and it is impossible to avoid them completely. Nevertheless, it is feasible to implement measures to markedly minimize exposure and thereby mitigate the detrimental effects they exert on the body. Below, I delineate several methods I employ to protect myself against these pervasive pollutants.

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Real Carnivores Eat Raw Meat

True carnivores such as lions, tigers, and wolves eat their meat in its raw state. In contrast, humans who follow meat-based diets primarily consume cooked meat.

While real carnivores maintain their dietary practices in accordance with their true nature and inherent instincts, humans who adhere to meat-based diets usually do so due to cultural norms or transient dietary trends. Only a minority of individuals consume large quantities of flesh out of necessity or for survival purposes (e.g., the Inuit, Saami, Nenets, Maasai).

True carnivores do not develop cardiovascular diseases as they eat their meat raw. Conversely, cardiovascular conditions are common among humans, who typically cook their meat (often at very high temperatures) prior to consumption.

An important fact that most overlook is that meat/saturated fats should never be cooked. When subjected to high temperatures, meat/saturated fats undergo molecular alterations and generate toxic compounds, including heterocyclic amines (HCAs), advanced glycation end products (AGEs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These deleterious byproducts produce oxidative stress and inflammation and contribute to arterial blockages, thereby increasing the risk of conditions such as heart attack and stroke. In addition, these substances exert carcinogenic effects. Moreover, cooking denatures and damages the nutrients found in raw flesh (completely destroying some of them) and kills the enzymes that make the digestion of meat less strenuous on the system.

Some people recognize the detrimental consequences of consuming saturated fat-rich cooked meat, and thus endeavor to emulate real carnivores by exclusively eating uncooked flesh. However, this presents a catch-22 scenario for meat-eating humans, as Homo sapiens are not biologically (anatomically, physiologically) equipped to process raw flesh efficiently. Consequently, attempting to do so predisposes people to parasitic infections and bacterial diseases, which pose serious consequences for health.

The “Complete Protein” Myth

Contrary to common belief, the ingestion of so-called “complete protein” is not only unnecessary but also unwise. This is because the human body does not assimilate “complete protein”; it must first break it down into individual amino acids.

When we consume complete proteins, particularly high-purine animal proteins (i.e., meat, dairy, eggs), our body must convert them into amino acids. This process results in the generation of numerous metabolic byproducts, including uric acid. Excess uric acid elevates inflammation and can cause or contribute to conditions like gout, kidney stones, insulin resistance (including type 2 diabetes), kidney disease, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, to name a few.

The human body is not fond of complex chemistry. It prefers simple, plant-derived amino acids over complex animal-based preformed proteins. The breakdown or digestion of complex chemical structures creates copious amounts of metabolic waste, which places undue strain on the lymphatic system and eliminative organs, especially the kidneys and liver.

You do not want to eat complete proteins. Your body synthesizes complete proteins from simple amino acids, which are found in plants, i.e., fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. The presence of complete proteins in animal products (beef, pork, poultry, dairy, etc.) stems from the same biological process occurring within the bodies of the herbivorous animals that humans consume. (Hence, animal protein is often referred to, and rightly so, as “second-hand protein.”)

Plants metabolize cleanly and efficiently within our system, while the metabolism of “complete protein” leads to bodily pollution and acidification.

The best (most efficiently metabolized/utilized) sources of amino acids—which our bodies use to form complete proteins—for humans include:

– Fruits
– Vegetables/leafy greens
– Nuts
– Seeds
– Sprouts
– Micro-greens

Inhibition of Abnormal Cell Proliferation and Tissue Formation: A Concoction Containing Potent Anti-Cancer Compounds

An increasing number of individuals in Westernized societies are experiencing abnormal growths within their bodies, such as in the organs (e.g., colon, rectum, lungs, stomach, pancreas, liver, brain, breasts, prostate), as well as in tissues like bones, blood, and lymph nodes. These growths often invade adjacent tissues and spread to other parts of the body, leading to a range of symptoms and complications.

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Activated Charcoal: An Additional Detoxifying Organ

Activated charcoal (AC) is one of the most effective detoxifying agents on Earth.

AC is made from carbon-rich materials; it can be derived from either an inorganic source (e.g., coal, petroleum), or organic sources (e.g., coconut shells, bamboo, wood [oak, maple, and birch] and peat). Coconut shells are typically the best source material due to their low impurity levels.

The production of AC involves heating the mentioned materials without air, leading to their conversion into pure carbon. Subsequently, the carbon undergoes an “activation” process, creating minuscule pores, which render the substance highly absorbent (similar a sponge with lots of holes).

AC is utilized in emergency departments to treat overdoses and poisonings from a range of toxic substances.

AC works through the following mechanisms:

  1. It binds with toxins in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, preventing their absorption into the bloodstream.
  2. It adsorbs toxins from the bloodstream through the walls of the intestines, thereby lowering their blood concentrations after they have already been systemically absorbed.
  3. It prevents the re-absorption of toxins that the liver has metabolized and released into the intestines through bile, restricting their circulation within the body.

AC itself does not get absorbed in the GI tract and exits the body unaltered, carrying with it the toxins it bound to.

In instances of poisonings, AC should be administered within the initial 30 minutes to 1 hour of ingestion of a toxic substance. When the quantity of the ingested toxic substance is known, a ratio of 10 parts charcoal to 1 part toxin is recommended. Otherwise, 1 gram per kilogram of body weight is advised for single doses. If necessary, this can be followed by additional doses of 0.25 to 0.5 grams per killogram of body weight every 1 to 6 hours in adults.

Given its efficacy against a diverse array of toxicants and our constant exposure to harmful chemicals, AC can be taken on a regular basis (a few times per week) to alleviate the impact of the persistent presence of impurities in the body. (1000 mg of AC per dose can be sufficient when used for regular maintenance.)

AC works against various toxic agents, including many drugs and chemicals, harmful gases and vapors (e.g., noxious fumes), pesticides, herbicides, certain heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury), and alcohol (making it useful in alcohol poisoning). Additionally, AC is effective against mold poisonings as it neutralizes several mycotoxins (toxins produced by mold). Furthermore, AC has a significant impact on reducing cholesterol levels, particularly total and LDL-cholesterol, and positively influences the HDL/LDL-cholesterol ratio. It also helps with digestive issues, such as diarrhea, gas, and bloating.

Taking AC regularly, especially if you reside in a polluted area, has the potential to contribute to considerable lifespan extension. This is because AC effectively functions as an additional filtering/detoxification organ, alleviating a significant portion of the burden on the body’s intrinsic filtering organs (especially the kidneys and liver).

To avoid potential simultaneous adsorption of certain nutrients, it is best to take AC at least two hours after eating or taking medication.