Antifragility is the blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.
It’s the diet that’s maintain 80% of the time that will dictate how you look. Not the occasional indulgences. . Throughout evolution, daytime has been for nourishment and nighttime for fasting, and our organs have evolved accordingly. Digestive enzymes and hormones ebb and flow in a predictable pattern over the course of 24 hours, enabling the liver, intestines, and other digestive organs to function together as one well-oiled machine. Our modern world of late night takeout and snack filled pantries threatens to upend this calibrating role of food.
“All disease begins in the gut.” . A combination of antibiotics, processed food, and a modern stressful lifestyle can wreak havoc on your intestinal flora. . The gut flora promotes normal gastrointestinal function, provides protection from infection, regulates metabolism and comprises more than 75% of our immune system. Gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, autism spectrum disorder, Hashimoto, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome....mass shootings? #secondbrain
I do it for the t-shirts #medalmonday
Burgers grown in a lab. What could possible go wrong with your gut biome!?!? . In terms of ingredients, the two burgers are pretty similar, the exception being the main protein source. Beyond Meat uses pea protein instead of soy protein, and there's no soy leghemoglobin, which is Impossible's key ingredient that makes the burger "bleed." . The Beyond Burger contains: Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Contains 2% or less of the following: Cellulose from Bamboo, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Yeast, Gum Arabic, Citrus Extract (to protect quality ), Ascorbic Acid (to maintain color ), Beet Juice Extract (for color ), Acetic Acid, Succinic Acid, Modified Food Starch, Annatto (for color ). . The Impossible Burger contains: Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E ), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1 ), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C ), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6 ), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 ), Vitamin B12. Other than water, the main ingredient is soy protein concentrate. In and of themselves, soybeans are perfectly healthy, but soy protein concentrate is heavily processed, which means many of the benefits of the raw food are lost. . Oreos ingredients: Sugar, Unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mono-nitrate (vitamin B1 ), riboflavin (vitamin B2 ), folic acid ), High oleic canola oil and/or palm oil and/or canola oil, Cocoa (treated with alkali ), High-fructose corn syrup, Leavening agent (baking soda and/or monocalcium phosphate ), Corn starch, Salt, Soy lecithin, Vanillin, Chocolate, Palm oil #guthealth
To my nieces: . Embrace chaos 😬 . In my natural habits. Serving fail whales and I’m cool with that. . Most goals try to ignore the fact that life’s chaos monkey has become very skilled at tripping up the best intentioned goals. . Eventually, he will show up. And you need to not only be ready for him, but welcome his wily antics. . The difference is to love the chaos monkey, and rather than try to stay on a single track with goals and habits all the time, have a list of modes that can switch to in response to current mental and physical states. . The chaos monkey helps you practice switching gears, help you build antifragile responses, help you get stronger and smarter about life, so you survive even chaos gorillas in the future. . The philosophy is simple: build an architecture that expects failure, the system as a whole can learn how to withstand bigger and tougher obstacles even if they don’t know exactly when or how they will occur in racing or in real life.
Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. . We have control over our own genetic expressions. We ALL have dormant genes for all sorts of things, both good and bad. You’re not just fat because your mother and father were fat. Nor are you destined to have a heart attack just because half the people in your family had one, or by the same token will you get diabetes, or cancer. Genetics can have some influence, but genes are turned on and off by regulatory genes and regulatory genes are mainly controlled by nutrients. A gene will not express itself unless the internal environment is conducive to its expression… and we have ultimate control over that by the foods we choose to eat, the emotions we habitually choose to experience, the toxicity of the environment in which we live and the lifestyle we consistently choose to live. Learn to be the master of your own genetic destiny. . I’m grateful with the food and lifestyle choices I’ve made have helped the aging process, as I really do not feel old. I identify as a 34 year old. #healthyfood
Black Swan event is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. 9/11, winning the lottery, flat tire, car accidents, mass shootings #blackswan #elpaso #daytonohio #guncontrol
Our food environment has changed dramatically over the years, most notably through the introduction of so-called “hyperpalatable” foods. These foods are deliberately engineered in such a way that they surpass the reward properties of traditional foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Food chemists achieve this by suffusing products with increased levels of fat, sugar, flavors, and food additives. . The food chemists get better every year and we’re still the same humans. #diet
Empirical and self taught knowledge at my disposal...by no means a certified expert in anyone’s ledger, just a guy who’s become demonstrably adept at consistently stiff arming life’s obstacles so as to eek out a damn good workout and a healthy meal! #antifragile #weehawken #hoboken #monomyth #transformationtuesday #kratom
When shit hits the fan, we dont rise to the level of our expectation we fall to the level of our training. #antifragile #bucketcarry #weehawken #kratom #monomyth
In an amplification cascade, rather than one molecule acting to produce one metabolic effect (such as one molecule of glucagon cutting in and causing the release of one molecule of glucose off glycogen ), one enzyme instead activates another set of enzymes. It may activate ten or one hundred of the next step in the cascade. Each one of those one hundred enzymes in turn activates the next step of the cascade, and then each one of those one hundred that have been activated now activates another hundred, and so on down the line! . An amplification cascade is thus extremely effective in supplying huge amounts of energy to our working muscles during an emergency situation by employing a series of enzymes that serve to amplify each other. Further, while this amplification cascade is breaking down glycogen for use, an enzyme involved with the formation of glycogen prohibits the body from synthesizing glycogen, so that now the body is employing all of its energy systems in the direction of glycogen breakdown and glucose utilization, with nothing moving in the direction of glycogen storage.
Those things that hurt instruct. Ascending double black diamond #ocr #verticaldiet #weehawken #antifragile #monomyth #kratom
Coquo Ergo Sum . All of us, regardless of our ideologies, ethnic backgrounds or anything else are genetically “hunter gatherers” and 99.99% identical to humans living 40,000 to 100,000 years ago. We are, in effect, creatures of the Ice Age and designed to consume a diet rich in animal source foods and natural fats, together with a variety of fibrous plant matter. . Vegetarianism and veganism are modern day ideas founded more in ideological principles than principles of human physiology and anthropological evidence. #health
Early time-restricted feeding (eTRF ) increases insulin sensitivity . eTRF also improves β cell function and lowers blood pressure and oxidative stress . eTRF lowers the desire to eat in the evening, which may facilitate weight loss . Intermittent fasting can improve health even in the absence of weight loss . #health
Going vertical #verticaldiet #antifragile #ocrtraining #monomyth #weehawken #hoboken
Luck is the residue of design. #gibbon #brachiating #ocrtraining #weehawken #antifragile #monkeybars
“North Bergen may seem like a humble suburb wedged between Weehawken and Fairview but it is actually the UFO capital of New Jersey. Forget about the Pine Barrens. Based on an abundance of sightings over the past three decades, the hilly town along the Hudson River is a hub for other worldly mysteries. . The community’s alien mythos dates to a famous 1975 tale of a spacecraft landing in North Hudson County Park, across the street from the Stonehenge, a circular apartment tower built in 1968 by the architecture firm that designed the Empire State Building. Once the tallest edifice in New Jersey, the 35-story complex shines over the park like a beacon for galactic travelers. . During the 1975 "Stonehenge Incident," witnesses in the tower and on the ground described strange lights glowing in the park, now named for boxer James J. Braddock. It was the first case investigated by the late UFO researcher, author and artist Budd Hopkins. . He was compelled to explore the episode after a North Bergen liquor store owner, George O'Barski, told him that he'd seen a saucer land in a grassy field opposite the Stonehenge. O'Barski said a group of diminutive creatures in helmets traipsed down an illuminated ramp to scoop soil samples.” #ufo #northbergen #jamesbraddock #joeydiaz
#ropeclimb #weehawken #gripstrength #ocrtraining #kratom
Make your strength training the foundation of what you do and realize the other things are derivative. It is strength training that will carry you into old age with the ability to continue all of your interests.
From Homo Sapien to Homo Optimus #ocrtraining #monkeybars #gripstrength #weehawken
Inefficient attempt at #twister
Fractal balance algorithm. Bonefrog 2018
Blue Mountain 2019 #palmerton
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