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 ;)
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.
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