A whole chicken the healthiest and most frugal poultry investment you can make. It comes with more meat per cent than do individual chicken parts while also containing plenty of bones and other inedible pieces to make a nourishing chicken stock from.
Any whole chicken will work, but I recommend buying it free-range. A chicken that can roam around out in the open and eat bugs and veggies will naturally be leaner, healthier and tastier. Try stripping a cooked free-range chicken down to the bone and notice how little (if any) gristle you find in comparison to a conventionally raised chicken.
Healthy chicken comes from healthy…… chickens.
I also highly recommend using a slow-cooker for the sake of economy, convenience and safety. Continue reading
Maintaining optimal physical fitness has long been a major priority of mine. I put a great amount of time over many years of my adult life towards studying and routinely practicing with several different strength and muscle building programs. However, it wasn’t until just a couple years ago that I decided to venture away from the weight-room for the first time and instead see what strength-based calisthenics could do for me.
What I found was that doing these holistic bodyweight exercises enabled me to function, look and feel far better than any of my previous weight-training endeavors ever did.
Plus, I no longer needed to spend an exorbitant amount of my time training, cooking and eating in order to make such progress. Continue reading
Okay, people, I just need to make one thing clear: I really don’t give a shit what ANY of you all think about me, okay? Your opinion of me means nothing. I JUST DON’T CARE. Remember that. Whatever you think of me is totally irrelevant and doesn’t matter at all. Keep this in mind at all times. It is very important to me that you understand how little your opinion of me matters. So next time you think about me, read something from me, or see a picture of me, I want you to think, “Hey, there’s that guy who doesn’t give a shit what I think about him!” (Because your opinion means nothing to me.) Got it? Good. ‘Nuff said. I’m done. Capisce. End of story. Hope you got all that. Read it all over again if you didn’t. Not that it matters to me… Continue reading
One of the biggest misconceptions held among the modern fitness community is that you need to lift weights in order to pack on some muscle mass and build any real strength.
This is just plain false. As a matter of fact, the best results can come about from ditching the weights altogether. I know I’ve certainly never been so functionally and aesthetically impressive since doing so:
No flexing or “pumping up” before hand. No goofy lookin’ fake tan or special lighting. Just a casual picture I recently took after returning home from work one day.
I got to this point exclusively using bodyweight exercises, also known as calisthenics. No gym, no weights, no machines. Just my body and gravity. Continue reading
In a previous post, I wrote about why you should stop using shampoo. I explained the science behind why it is detrimental to your hair, and provided some links to testimonies of those who’ve benefited from going “no poo.”
If you checked them out, chances are you’ve already come across what I and most others consider to be the best alternative for cleaning and conditioning your hair:
Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar
Baking soda is a mild alkali composed of fine, slightly abrasive particles that effectively break down dirt and grease. Unlike most shampoos, it cleans your hair without stripping it of its natural oils.
Apple cider vinegar is a mildly acidic product that complements the baking soda perfectly by restoring your hair’s natural pH levels. It kills bacteria and helps your hair retain its moisture as well.
These are the only two hair care substances you will ever need. They get the job done quickly and effectively while saving you tons of money. Continue reading
Shampoo advertisements are everywhere. You’d be hard-pressed to watch a couple dozen t.v. commercials and not be exposed to at least one of them.
Perhaps that’s why so many people are surprised when first confronted with the facts that they don’t need shampoo and that it’s loaded with chemicals that are detrimental to their hair.
Those of us who accept these facts and act upon them by abstaining from using shampoo are said to be part of a large and widespread movement called “No Poo.”
It doesn’t mean we don’t rinse our hair or clean it otherwise. We just don’t use shampoo to do so. Continue reading
How fluently we are able to poop is not only indicative of our state of digestive health, but highly influential upon it as well.
We all know that diet and exercise have a major impact upon the quality of our bowel movements, but how many people understand the importance of using the proper technique to defecate?
This might surprise you if you haven’t heard it before, but it’s likely true:
You and most people you know don’t poop correctly.
I’ll keep it simple and cut to the chase: Continue reading