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Healing the Ancestral Way

Dominic RapsonComment

I broke both my wrists at the same time 3 years ago. What happened within my body and the swift pace of recovery, gave me in-depth experience with the science and historical evidence I already knew. From that point on, fine tuning the protocols and going deeper into the science, has led to the same incredible swift recovery from many different types of injuries and in many different types of people.

Breaking both my wrists from this fall, rushed into a rare and complicated surgery. In casts for 5 months and 4 months full recovery. Carpal tunnel decompression, all small wrist bones shattered and pinned down, a screw into my radius. The right wrist, shattered clean and needed no surgery.

So how did I go from a bulk 84kg, down to 70kg in 5 months and back to 80kg in 4 months? 




So you can see the differences in my body composition, I stayed lean,  but lost a lot of muscle and of course my nervous system also lost strength gains/movement patterns.

Is there anything you can do to reduce strength loss and muscle loss? Well we know at 14 days in stagnant, the body will start to lose muscle mass and strength. So the only focus should be recovering the tissues as quickly as possible, to allow some comfortable movement and start some contractions in the muscle.

If you want my in depth do it yourself protocols for dealing with training injuries or accidents, head to Ebook page and download Ancestral Recovery Manual.  



So why is muscle mass so important and connected to longevity, injuries give us a lot of insight into how important muscle mass is. 

Not only does good muscle mass reduce the amount of damage from impact, it keeps your bones dense. The doctors told me that because my wrist and arms were so well built up, it stopped my elbows and shoulders from being damaged from the way I landed, the wrists were strong enough to absorb all the shock/force from the fall. 

But now the science of what is happening within -


The body used a lot of the muscle tissue and fatty marrow stores I created from being Keto/Primal over 3 years. Even though during recovery I was consistently replenishing with more animal products from biodynamic pork, beef, and raw dairy, it was much faster for my body to utilise my own stores as I rested to deliver repairing components at the scene of trauma.

Upon coming out of surgery I fasted 72 hours, this was to allow my liver to clean the anaesthetic, morphine and other drugs used by the surgeons. Also as we know some fasting stress promotes growth hormone into the bloodstream, so I intermittently fasted every morning, did long walks to promote further growth hormone and medicated pain with smoking marijuana. Marijuana’s slightly reduces testosterone when smoked, but is also a homesis that promotes slight stress, this raises metabolism and gets the body working. 

If you are constantly bombarding your body with food during an injury, your body will be dealing with breaking that food down, rather than time spent on the immune system and managing inflammation/angiogenesis. It’s not that you have to eat little, I ate a lot at each meal, all of the fats/high cholesterol, protein, calcium and phenolic compounds. But this was all within 1 big meal or 2, 6 hours apart and after 12-14 hours fasted.

We know that having a great abundance of carnatine/carnosine/tryptophan will make excellent lean muscle mass (all found in red meat) and high cholesterol will allow intercellular carry through into your bones to make healthy marrow. Along with sunshine vitamin d and calcium from raw dairy and meat, your bones will create more tissue and harden faster.

By consistently building up your bone marrow stores with building blocks (amino acids, calcium, and pre cursors to hormones/IGF1) on daily basis, you will maximise the response to quick recovery. Your osteoclasts, osteoblasts, osteocytes will be able to quickly breakdown/reabsorb the bone while constructing from the stores right there at the site. This means quick reaction, breakdown of harmed tissue and immediate rebuild. Much like firefighters having a large source of water right at the site of a fire to combat the fire.

This also applies to starvation, where the more muscle mass you carry, the more energy production you will have to survive for longer. Why do older long term vegans suffer a lot of injuries and do not recover well? Well that’s because during their many years, they have been getting by, by eating away at their marrow stores to cope with fuelling the body and building it up from stress. So when they have a breakage, the bone cells have nothing immediate to draw from and need to go through the longer process of breaking it down from food, storing and then utilising.


Apart from the real foods I eat, I also incorporated the fastest growing bone in the animal kingdom and raised my growth hormone. Deer Antler Velvet spray from @buckedupsupps


I suggest incorporating this for performance and healing, more minerals flushed into your marrow the better.   Head to my IG - @origins.nutrition for USA and UK discounts on this product, and read more about how to recover and dosages in Ancestral Recovery Ebook. 

I suggest incorporating this for performance and healing, more minerals flushed into your marrow the better. 

Head to my IG - @origins.nutrition for USA and UK discounts on this product, and read more about how to recover and dosages in Ancestral Recovery Ebook. 

Tribes have gains

Ancestral, Holistic, Ebook, Nutrition, PrimalDominic RapsonComment

Can we be robust and energetic on meat alone? Many of us are finding that’s a simple yes, even with little hypertrophic stimulation in the gym involved. This new so called carnivore trend, is it a trend or are we just copying the humans that got us here? Why is history repeating and many of us coming back to this old relationship to food, is that a trend, they come and go..? 

This so called trend has and still is consistent from millions of years to now...definitely popular for some reason ;) 

Andamnese Tribe : One of the earliest African natives of Asia and original inhabitants of India.

Andamnese Tribe : One of the earliest African natives of Asia and original inhabitants of India.

So why are coastal tribes so remarkably healthy, with low body fat and well developed musculature built in the purpose of their survival needs and environmental mechanics to navigate?

Could the answers just simply be, the food, the movement, the environment, I think it’s pretty obvious in both nature and science.

How do they build and maintain such strong, lean and muscular body’s all year round with no fatigue or modern diseases.


Lets begin with the food, 


These people fast when necessary and feast at every opportunity available, no measurements or same day meal timings, and nor any broad selection of food. Their calories come from 50+ % of fat and the rest protein, with the odd seasonal or avoiding starvation glucose from fruit and or some root starches prepared safely.

The stress of fasting is a homsesis effect these people under go in scarcity, unlucky hunts and illness. They utilise this stress naturally to rejuvenate their body’s, a brief break for the digestive system, a clean up of cells/mitochondria and of course eating up some of your own stored body for energy. Releasing any stored toxins to be dealt with by Liver, Kidneys, Skin and Colon. 

When they feast, it will be a hunted animal if a good hunt, accompanied by fish, shellfish, mollusc. Not often all mixed together, when something is in season, focus is generally on that 1 food. 

These people are eating a lot of phenolic compounds, fermented plant nutrients by the animals into their fat, along with lots of cholesterol/fat, especially DHA fats and a lot of protein which within has carnitine/carnosine.

We know cholesterols role and how it functions in our cells (if you don’t know, lots on this In ebook To Thrive With Vitality), so the intercellular activities of HDL & LDL is the key function that makes them so important to have In abundance within your body.

LDL transports the cholesterol assimilated in the liver to peripheral tissues, this will eventually go into synthesis of steroids and into membranes. HDL, once the LDL has delivered nutrients and itself and made the exchange, HDL comes round and cleans up the exchange/left over back to the liver to be stored.

So you already get a hint of what’s needed to get nutrients (building blocks) into your muscles in order to make repairs and growth. But there’s more to this, such as amino acids and omega 3-6 (want in-depth on this, refer to ebook) , and it’s not about quantity, but quality of those proteins and fats.

These tribes do not have the luxury and comfortability of large or frequent meals of their choice. They also are adapted to this way, just how I give form and structure to adapt back more intuitive thoughts and reactions to food with clients. So this is also why you do not see any looking like bodybuilders, but just slightly more muscular than average on and off gym goer, who eats well.


In the windward islands of the Caribbean I use to catch and eat Lobster often. High in DHA, protein and minerals, complete source of nutrition for the brain and body. 

In the windward islands of the Caribbean I use to catch and eat Lobster often. High in DHA, protein and minerals, complete source of nutrition for the brain and body. 

When your getting lots of cholesterol and protein/fat/collagen and fat soluble vitamins/minerals, you have a larger workforce to carry your nutrients and keep your bloodways empty and strong after each exchange into your cells/mitochondria. Not only this as remember cholesterol is a pre cursor to many chemical pathways of hormones to be created and utilised optimally, and one of the main for building muscle, testosterone and growth hormone. 

Eating a full protein source with fat, will fill up your marrow and amino acids store (used in survival during long fasts and starvation from lack of food availability), but when these stores are full and consistently rejuvenating themselves, the focus will turn to adding more lean tissue on your frame, now this of course even more so if stimulating resistance stress in all of the muscles.  Elevated growth hormone with testosterone levels high, and receiving lots of tissue and organ building blocks, muscle is built. Of course there is slight gluconeogenis that occurs delivering some glucose to be stable. Such as 4g in the bloodstream and up to 300g stored in the liver for emergency. This keeps your energy high from ketones and fats, the little glucose will not disrupt vitamin balances, water or mitochondria.

Yup all of this done without a single fibre/carb in sight. 


Now the tribes are also strong and energetic due to the amount of creatine, vitamin K2, Iron and this enables faster atp production and exchange (Mitochondria power, the power of the cells), giving a raise in strength just like creatine powder.. 

Their mitochondria react and work optimally, also due to correct exposure to sunlight, no blue light pollution, and good circadian rhythms. All this will help assimilate vitamin D3, keep DHA in the body high (for anti inflammatory purposes of physical stress and living), and keep their cortisol, insulin, adrenaline levels in check.


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Look deeper into Carnitine in red meat - important in energy production  and transports of long-chain fatty acids to be oxidised (saturated fats)


 Carnosine - builds our muscle tissue and brain tissue, heavy concentrations in those areas, maintain longevity of the body and power of the brain as we age...only found in red meat...or some bullshit pill....make the intelligent dicision x