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Ivermectin: Horse dewormer or lifesaving intervention for COVID-19, with Pierre Kory, MD

por Paul Saladino, MD

Pierre Kory is an American critical care physician who gained attention during the COVID-19 pandemic for advocating widespread off-label use of certain drugs as treatments for COVID-19, as president and co-founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). Kory testified twice to the U.S. Senate regarding COVID-19. During his testimony in December 2020, Kory erroneously claimed that the antiparasitic medication ivermectin was a "wonder drug" with "miraculous effectiveness" against COVID-19


Time Stamps:

0:14:55 Podcast begins

0:15:35 What does Pierre Kory do?

0:17:55 The breaking point that Pierre is at with the medical system

0:24:05 As a front line medical worker, what does the demographic look like for the patients in the ICU?

0:26:55 Effective preventative measures everyone can do right now (before they are ever exposed to COVID)

0:35:05 What level does Pierre Kory prefer his patients vitamin D levels be at?

0:36:25 The safety of Ivermectin

0:44:35 How effective is Ivermectin against COVID?

0:54:35 What is the current Ivermectin dosage Pierre recommends?

0:59:10 At-home nebulizers or glutathione

1:02:00 Covid cases, surges, and deaths

1:09:25 The protocol for those who get COVID

1:19:40 The boards of social media are populated by people who have financial interest in pharmaceuticals

1:28:30 There are case-specific circumstances when plants can be used as medicine

1:31:45 Protocols for individuals with long-haul COVID

1:42:55 Pierre's experience with the carnivore diet



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Controversial Thoughts: Can Kids Eat an Animal-Based Diet?

por Paul Saladino, MD

I don't have kids and I would never tell parents how to feed their children, but I get asked this question quite a bit and thought I would offer my ideas about how I might feed my kids in the future, and how I've recommended my sister feed my niece and nephew. 
The short answer to this question is that kids can absolutely eat an Animal Based diet, and that doing so will avoid SO MUCH consternation at the dinner table when parents realize they don't have to force their children to eat vegetables. 
As I discuss in this video, when presented with unprocessed food children naturally select meat, organs, and fruit for the majority of their diets...
Anyone with children probably already knows this. It's not hard to get kids to eat fresh fruit, or well prepared (not burned!) hamburger, etc.. but vegetables must be hidden in other foods (like eggs), or covered in sauces like ketchup (which has a ton of sugar)... 
I know there will be someone in this thread who says "my kid loves vegetables!" to which I would ask- how much have you modeled this behavior for them and how many sauces are you putting on these?
I discuss a study in this video in which 6-11 month old children had no modeling of food behaviors but were allowed to self-select and they consistently went for animal foods (including organs!) and fruit. 
If you don't think there's any way your kids would eat organs, consider opening a capsule or two of one of our supplements like Beef Organs from @heartandsoilsupplements over their food or mixing with applesauce etc... 
If you catch them early, kids will definitely self-select organs but once a child have moved beyond a year or so without being exposed to these it's much less likely- this is where the desiccated organs can be great!
Healthy parents- healthy kids. #theremembering 

Is there a moral case for fossil fuels? With Alex Epstein

por Paul Saladino, MD

Alex Epstein is a philosopher who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He founded Center for Industrial Progress (CIP) in 2011 to offer a positive, pro-human alternative to the Green movement. Alex is also the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin, 2014), a New York Times bestseller arguing that if we look at the whole picture, human flourishing requires that humanity use more fossil fuels not less. The book has been widely praised as the most persuasive argument ever made for our continuing use of fossil fuels, winning Epstein the “Most Original Thinker of 2014” award from The McLaughlin Group. 


Time stamps:

0:10:59 Podcast begins with Alex Epstein

0:11:39 My take on the climate story

0:15:59 What does it mean to be "good for the climate?"

0:21:49 Ideally, we want to impact climate directly as humans

0:27:44 Go to: if interested in the release of Alex Epstein's book

0:28:29 Many of the climate arguments told to us are taken out of context

0:36:59 Elon Musk says we can make Mars livable, but a 2-degree warming of Earth will make our planet un-livable 

0:39:44 Predictions from 50 years ago never came true

0:47:59 The problem with the term "climate change denyer"

0:54:54 The benefits of fossil fuels

1:00:54 The problem with solar and wind power

1:07:54 The clean energy standard goals from the current administration

1:15:29 Final points with Alex Epstein: let's think about a livable planet vs. an un-impacted planet

1:18:59 Where to find more of Alex Epstein



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Controversial Thoughts: The Dangers of Long- term Ketogenic diets

por Paul Saladino, MD

If you saw my "What I eat in a day" video you know that I've been including fruit and honey in my diet for a while now and feel much better with these... In fact, I'm going to go so far as to say that I have a number of concerns about long-term ketosis and don't think this is a great thing for most individuals... Maybe there are a few out there who can manage this, but for most thyroid, sex-hormone, electrolyte and glucose issues develop over time with a ketogenic diet... Before you get your keto dogma panties in a bunch, watch the video - you might just learn a thing or two! And this is not to say that I don't see value in ketogenic diets for some individuals (epilepsy, parkinsons, other neuro-degenerative disorders), or to begin treating diabetes... But long-term eating in this way may have many negative consequences. Please repeat after me: carbohydrates do not cause diabetes, carbohydrates do not cause diabetes... Results over dogma. Reclaiming your birthright to radical health is what this is all about. Not getting stuck in a label of one sort or another. #theremembering

The absurdity of vaccine mandates and vaccinating children against COVID, with Robb Wolf

por Paul Saladino, MD

Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet and Wired to Eat. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men’s Health “top 30 gyms in America”. He has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars. Robb is also co-author of the film’s companion book, Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat, along with Diana Rodgers.

Time Stamps:

0:09:53 Podcast begins with Robb Wolf

0:10:53 Does Robb believe in "natural immunity?"

0:15:53 Is there benefit for certain individuals to get vaccinated?

0:22:08 The conversation around challenging the status quo

0:27:53 Total VAERS counts and death counts for the past decade

0:30:53 Vaccine mandates for kids

0:39:38 At what age do we see the benefits outweighing the risks for vaccinations?

0:43:53 There have been no conversation about metabolic health in mainstream medicine

0:50:38 What does "leaky vaccine" mean?

1:01:38 Immunity after your first dose of the vaccine is actually lower

1:09:23 How does this whole COVID thing "end?"

1:12:53 Where does cryptocurrency come into the conversation?

1:15:08 Where to find more of Robb Wolf


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Controversial Thoughts: The Dangers of Sunscreen!

por Paul Saladino, MD

Sunlight leads to a healthy microbiome! 
Sunlight gets such a bad rap these days, but it has SO many benefits that cannot be ignored...
You haven't been told the whole story of sunlight, but I do my best to take you down the rabbit hole with me in this video. 
I talk about the benefits of sunlight beyond vitamin D (immune benefits and more- do we still remember that an immune system works for us?), dangers of mainstream sunscreens and what I recommend instead while you are developing a good base tan. 
As we head into winter, getting sunlight or UVA/UVB from sunlamps is more important than ever especially with a seasonal virus (ahem!) floating around!

Is there solid science to support anthropogenic climate change? With Patrick Moore, PhD

por Paul Saladino, MD

Patrick Albert Moore is a Canadian industry consultant, former activist, and past president of Greenpeace. Since leaving Greenpeace in 1986, Moore has criticized the environmental movement for what he sees as scare tactics and disinformation, saying that the environmental movement "abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism.” According to Greenpeace, Moore is "a paid spokesman for the nuclear industry, the logging industry, and genetic engineering industry” who "exploits long-gone ties with Greenpeace to sell himself as a speaker and pro-corporate spokesperson"

Time stamps:

0:00:00 Opening thoughts

0:09:30 Podcast begins

0:10:45 The story of polar bears and how they tie into the global warming conversation

0:21:35 The first principle of science: skepticism 

0:33:30 Climate and doomsday

0:42:30 Milankovitch cycles and climate change

0:54:30 Carbon dioxide isn't the issue

0:58:55 How growing plants in different levels of C02 affects their size

1:11:30 We are a tropical species

1:15:45 It's clear: temperature rises before the increase in carbon dioxide

1:28:15 The three ways heat moves from one place to another

1:32:30 C02 in the ocean



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Controversial Thoughts: Can an animal based diet help with depression/anxiety?

por Paul Saladino, MD

You bet it can! 

The current paradigm of mental illness focuses on neurotransmitter derangements, but these are not the root of the problem in depression/anxiety etc., they are a manifestation of underlying inflammation and metabolic dysfunction. 
Yes. These imbalances underlie almost all chronic illness, yet western medicine sadly continues to focus on symptoms rather than addressing the root cause. 
What is causing the metabolic dysfunction and inflammation in many mental illnesses? Find out in this week's Controversial Thoughts video.
Note:  On Rumble and podcast feeds there is a bit of extra content about schmovid I cannot post here. 

Ivermectin, Leaky Gut in COVID, and Vaccine Mandates with Evan Brand

por Paul Saladino, MD

Evan Brand is a Podcast Host, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of health symptoms. His Evan Brand Podcast has over 12 million downloads and counting. He is the author of Stress Solutions, REM Rehab, and The Everything Guide to Nootropics. He offers free 15-minute functional medicine phone consultations to discuss your health symptoms and goals at his site


Time Stamps:

0:10:05 Podcast begins with Evan Brand

0:12:50 Where are we at right now with COVID?

0:15:05 Do an Altered Gut Microbiota and an Associated Leaky Gut Affect COVID-19 Severity?

0:17:00 Microbiota Modulation of the Gut-Lung Axis in COVID-19:

0:17:35 SARS-CoV-2 microbiome dysbiosis linked disorders and possible probiotics role:

0:26:35 Having family members that won't listen to me

0:30:05 The history of Ivermectin and show-hosts talking bad about it 

0:39:50 Why is Ivermectin getting such bad press?

0:53:40 The Media Fell for a Viral Hoax About Ivermectin Overdoses Straining Rural Hospitals:

0:54:10 Misleading clinical evidence and systematic reviews on ivermectin for COVID-19:

1:03:25 Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19:

1:10:05 People overwhelm themselves with information, but don't take action

1:17:05 All cows are grassfed.. until they get to the feedlot

1:22:50 What causes leaky gut?

1:24:05 Organs can help with gut, mood, and energy issues!

1:28:50 Biden: it's not about freedom anymore

1:33:20 Leaky vaccines, super-spreads, and variant acceleration

1:35:25 Natural immunity is more effective than vaccinations

1:43:05 "Reinfection" might be because of long-term inflammation, rather than getting the virus twice

1:45:45 Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals have similar viral loads in communities with a high prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant:

1:48:05 Who gets to decide what is true and what is false?

1:50:35 Where to find more of Evan Brand



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Controversial Thoughts: What does metabolic health really mean?

por Paul Saladino, MD

I've spoken a lot about the importance of metabolic health in these crazy times, but what does this really mean? Find out in this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts (also available everywhere else and on podcast feeds) Simply put it means considering body composition (not being obese, overweight or having excess visceral fat), low fasting insulin (I talk a lot about this in this video), low fasting glucose and lower levels of insulin AUC (area under the curve) after eating. It's all in this video! Please share with people you know who may benefit. This is how we truly affect lives positively long term! #theremembering

Red meat is a health food, with Stephan Van Vliet

por Paul Saladino, MD

Dr. Stephan van Vliet earned his PhD in Kinesiology and Community Health as an ESPEN Fellow from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received post-doctoral training at the Center for Human Nutrition in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St Louis. He is currently a member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute within the School of Medicine at Duke University. Dr. van Vliet’s research is performed at the . In his work, Dr. van Vliet links food production systems to the nutrient density of food, and their subsequent effects on human metabolic health using high-throughput techniques such as metabolomics and proteomics. Dr. van Vliet’s studies have evaluated the effects of dietary patterns and food sources on protein and lipid metabolism, inflammation, insulin action, body composition, and intracellular signaling pathways that regulate metabolic health.


Time Stamps:

0:10:45 Podcast begins

0:11:45 The news article regarding hot dogs and shortened lifespan and why it is so misleading

0:23:45 Mortality in British vegetarians: review and preliminary results from EPIC-Oxford:

0:26:15 Effects of a DASH-like diet containing lean beef on vascular health:

0:27:15 A Mediterranean-style eating pattern with lean, unprocessed red meat has cardiometabolic benefits for adults who are overweight or obese in a randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial:

0:28:45 What is it about ultraprocessed foods that make them so damaging to humans?

0:32:45 The food matrix and why it is important to consider this when doing nutritional research

0:38:45 The whole-food-matrix of meat foods

0:42:58 Elevate Markers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Humans:

0:47:35 Are there specific beneficial compounds found in meat that we should highlight?

0:51:55 Red meat and colon cancer: A review of mechanistic evidence for heme in the context of risk assessment methodology:

0:54:50 Health-Promoting Phytonutrients Are Higher in Grass-Fed Meat and Milk:

1:05:45 How I have shifted my thought process on phytochemicals and plant foods

1:17:30 Plant-based meat vs. real meat

1:26:15 Stephan's thoughts on organ meat

1:29:15 Current studies Stephan is working on

1:39:35 Being conscious of individuality

1:44:15 Homo sapiens are not adapted to a plant-based diet

1:49:15 What do I think about the people who don't thrive on meat-based diets?

1:54:55 Closing thoughts with Stephan



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Controversial Thoughts: What I think about cheat days!

por Paul Saladino, MD

I am not a fan... 
Check out this week's Controversial Thoughts podcast to hear why...
In short, I believe that framing "cheat food," (which is usually junk food, let's be honest) as a reward sabotages long term benefits from a species appropriate human diet = an #AnimalBased diet. 
Getting to eat the best foods on the planet (meat, organs, fruit. honey= the foods your ancestors have celebrated most for millions of years) is an abundant privilege, not something to be framed as a scarcity. 
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Why you shouldn't wear sunglasses, the light episode With Andy Mant

por Paul Saladino, MD

Andy Mant is the Founder of BLUBlox, his passion rests in researching and educating to help empower others to lead an optimal and fulfilling life. Andy’s philosophy is to design products in line with proven academic literature to ensure BLUblox customers get only the best available technology that will actually make a difference to their health and wellbeing. Andy wants to make the science behind light management understandable to all. De-bunking science, offering digestible information that people can utilize and creating meaningful connections with our community will always be his driver.

Time Stamps:

0:08:20 Podcast begins

0:09:00 What is "junk light?"

0:16:00 Whenever we deviate from what our ancestors would have done, we run into problems 

0:17:50 What is light.. exactly? And the importance of getting the right light

0:28:10 The effects of blue light on our circadian rhythm at night time

0:33:05 What are the effects on meal timing for our circadian rhythm?

0:41:30 What should you do if you have large variance in your seasons?

0:53:05 Sun tanning vs sun burning.. causes and how dietary changes effect this

1:05:35 What are some practical tips on how to construct our environment?

1:16:20 Is there a certain type of light that improves Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?

1:22:20 Is there an absolute greater amount of infrared light at sunrise and sunset?

1:25:40 What are Andy's thoughts on contact lenses?

1:30:00 Where to find more of Andy's work


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Controversial Thoughts: Do you need to count calories on an Animal Based Diet?

por Paul Saladino, MD

This is going to piss off the calories in/calories out zealots, but I say no...
Check out this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts to hear why.
I believe that our satiety mechanisms have been hijacked, and this causes us to overeat-> obesity->metabolic dysfunction.
Blocking CB1 receptors with Rimonabant is incredibly helpful for weight loss and improve cardiometabolic parameters to a greater degree than weight loss would predict...
Linoleic acid-> 2-AG and Anandamide (AEA) which bind to CB1, these are endogenous cannabinoids that appear to be overproduced when we eat seed oils... 
Is everything starting to become clear now? 
By eating an #AnimalBased diet (meat/organs, least toxic plant foods), you'll be avoiding seed oils and processed sugars that hijack your satiety = no real need to count calories and freedom from calorie counting prison.
Don't believe me? Watch the video! 

Ending the debate over seed oils, with Tucker Goodrich

por Paul Saladino, MD

Tucker Goodrich is a technology executive in the financial industry who designs, runs, and debugs complex systems in high-risk environments. Areas of expertise include risk management, systems management, and cyber-security. After experiencing some personal health crises and realizing that the ‘solutions’ offered by medical professionals weren’t working or addressing causation he started applying the same approach in research and evaluation of data to his own health issues to determine root causes. His interests have focused on dietary and environmental drivers of chronic disease, including carbohydrate, wheat, and various classes of fats. Specifically, he’s attempting to understand and popularize understanding of the mechanisms driving the diet-derived explosion in so-called chronic diseases (or diseases of civilization). He is active on twitter (@tuckergoodrich, has a blog called Yelling Stop, is an Expert Advisor for the nutrition start-up Nutrita, and has been a guest on numerous podcasts.


Time Stamps:

0:10:16 Podcast begins

0:12:16 Tucker's blog post:

0:14:16 Compounds that reduce overeating

0:17:16 Dietary Linoleic Acid Elevates Endogenous 2-AG and Anandamide and Induces Obesity:

0:23:31 Endocannabinoid signal in the gut controls dietary fat intake:

0:29:56 A Neural Circuit for Gut-Induced Reward:

0:35:46 CRP is a marker of oxidized linoleic acid

0:38:32 Dietary linoleic acid intake and blood inflammatory markers: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials:

0:43:06 Take a pill or just stop eating so many seed oils?

0:45:16 Low‐Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Corrected for Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol, Risk Thresholds, and Cardiovascular Events:

0:49:46 A high linoleic acid diet increases oxidative stress in vivo and affects nitric oxide metabolism in humans:

0:54:16 HNE - what is it and why is it important?

0:58:36 Where is linoleic acid even found?

1:02:46 The average amount of linoleic acid in the human diet

1:12:06 Why I don't eat bacon

1:14:46 Just because a study was conducted a long time ago, doesn't mean it should be ruled out

1:20:31 Re-evaluation of the traditional diet-heart hypothesis: analysis of recovered data from Minnesota Coronary Experiment (1968-73):

1:27:16 When low LDL can result in a higher risk of cardiovascular disease

1:28:31 Use of dietary linoleic acid for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death: evaluation of recovered data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study and updated meta-analysis:

1:32:16 Mediterranean diet, traditional risk factors, and the rate of cardiovascular complications after myocardial infarction: final report of the Lyon Diet Heart Study:

1:40:40 The blood test you should consider getting 

1:42:55 The idea of "intralipid"

1:51:00 Tucker's personal experience with weight loss and dietary changes

2:03:10 Health Characteristics of the Wayuu Indigenous People:

2:07:25 Where to find more of Tucker Goodrich



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Controversial Thoughts: Why the ancient Egyptians really got fat and sick

por Paul Saladino, MD

Was it carbs? Aliens? Or something else...
I love these historical detective stories! 
Looking back at what we know of the last 5 thousand years, the ancient Egyptians appear to have suffered from many of the chronic diseases we see today, yet they didn't have processed foods like donuts, cakes, cookies, or twinkies...
Most everyone agrees that processed food is at the root of our chronic disease pandemic (yes, the really important one and biggest pandemic we currently suffer), but what is it about these processed foods that makes them so bad? 
Is it that they cause us to overeat? Partially, yes- stay tuned for next week's Controversial Thoughts for more on this!
Is it something they contain that appears to be bad for us? 
I believe the answer to the second question is yes, and it's not carbohydrates per se. 
What is it? Our old nemesis seed oils again, perhaps? 
Did the ancient Egyptians eat seed oils?? Could this have been what gave them manboobs and obesity? 
Find out in this week's video!

How to make yourself a world-class athlete (or be free from knee pain forever!) with Knees Over Toes Guy, Ben Patrick

por Paul Saladino, MD

Ben Patrick is the founder of the “Athletic Truth Group” a gym and online training service based out of Clearwater Beach Florida.  Ben overcame debilitating knee and shin pain, as well as subsequent surgeries through a personal journey taking knee and foot strength training to their fullest potential.  Ben transformed his basketball career, going from being continually injured, unrecruited and under-achieving to having a successful junior college stint through improving his own health and performance. Ben’s sports performance training career started after this, where he now trains athletes of all levels at Athletic Truth Group gym and through his online training services.  Ben’s system has brought a great many athletes out of pain, and is getting notoriety from many world-class trainers and athletes.


Time Stamps:

0:08:35 Podcast begins

0:09:15 What does Ben look for in athletes?

0:16:50 What Google says is realty.. but that doesn't mean it is true

0:19:00 We can all have world-class athletics

0:27:15 The nordic curl:

0:37:05 The first thing Ben would recommend people starting with:

0:39:20 Working from the ground up for knee pain

0:44:05 How does Ben train the big toe?


0:46:25 The split squat:

0:50:35 It's more natural to walk or sprint

0:56:35 The heal-striking motor pattern for running

1:04:15 The epidemic of autoimmune conditions

1:05:50 Humans can probably regrow cartilage 

1:12:35 Does Ben get a lot of pushback?

1:15:35 Food beliefs have become identity for many people

1:20:40 Ben's experience eating animal-based for the past month

1:30:55 Does Ben consume organs?

1:35:35 When you focus on food quality over quantity, you can eat much more

1:45:15 Closing thoughts with Ben



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Controversial Thoughts: Is Carnivore MD an Omnivore?

por Paul Saladino, MD

The debate between plant-based and animal-based eating was over 2 million years ago with the extinction of Paranthropus robustus...
Hear this story and a bit of mine in this week's edition of Controversial Thoughts, my Friday rant/monologue podcast on Fundamental Health.
The simple takeaway here is that 75% of omnivorous species lean heavily toward either plant or animal consumption as the majority of their diet. 
I would argue that humans are not omnivore generalists but specialist omnivores adapted to eat an #animalbased diet...
Meat and organs have been at the center of evolution as Hominids for over 2 million years...
Eating meat and organs made us human! 
And if you ask the Hadza what their favorite food is, they will tell you "Meat" in a split second! Their entire existence revolves around hunting...
So yes, CarnivoreMD is a proud #animal-based omnivore who hails from a long lineage of humans who have lived and died by their ability to hunt and eat animal foods above all other sources of food. 

Hunting in some of the most remote places on the planet, with Donnie Vincent

por Paul Saladino, MD

Driven by nature, Donnie has consistently let the outdoors and his passion for adventure be the compass for his life. The wide open expanses of the world’s most remote territories dominate his thoughts and conversations. Deep in the heart of the wildest of terrain is where Donnie thrives. On his expeditions into remote wilds, in the lands where seemingly no one lives, he finds a wilderness and peacefulness that is all his own. The premier example of explorer, biologist, conservationist, and sportsman, Donnie takes a wider view of the topics he tackles while in the field, because to him, this is all a story worth telling. A story of ancestral heritage, native respect and the desire to live strongly, empowering us all to open our minds to the bigger picture and inspiring us to find our own adventure. 


Time Stamps:

0:08:30 Podcast begins

0:09:40 The story of Steve

0:15:30 What is it like to hunt for multiple days on end?

0:20:15 Being in the wilderness for long periods of time is engraved in our DNA

0:27:30 You will die one day.. so what is the quality of your lifespan?

0:31:30 What is Donnie's diet like, and does he eat organ meat?

0:39:55 The wolves Donnie has encountered 

0:50:10 Has Donnie ever been hunted by an animal?

0:53:00 Donnie's story and how he started hunting

1:02:15 The effects taking Heart & Soil supplements

1:03:30 What hunts does Donnie have in the near future?

1:07:00 Donnie's experience in Alaska

1:18:05 Where to find more of Donnie's work

1:19:05 Will Donnie and I go hunting in the future?

1:20:45 Why are most people uncomfortable with hunting?


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Controversial Thoughts: Is Fructose something to fear?

por Paul Saladino, MD

I ate bananas with my steak and liver after I filmed this! Lots of people love to hate on fructose, but is this molecule really harmful for humans when found in fruit and honey? You know, foods that we've been eating for millions of years and foods that the Hadza and other hunter/gatherer groups around the world LOVE and seek out? Find out in this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts! Cleansed of all controversial CX V i D related talk for the instagram droid's pleasure. Take home: There's zero evidence that fructose in honey and fruit is harmful for humans. If you feel better on a diet without them, more power to you. But if you are one of the many individuals who benefit (electrolytes, energy, sleep, libido, etc.) from including carbohydrates in your diet, I say eat them from the least toxic plant foods! Don't know what the least toxic plant foods are? You'll love what we are doing at @heartandsoilsupplements this month with our #AnimalBased30! It's free and there are a ton of resources for you! Join us at!

How women can navigate estrogen dominance, infertility, peri-menopause and Covid vaccines with Jaime Seeman, MD

por Paul Saladino, MD

Dr. Jaime Seeman takes care of women of all ages with a full range of gynecology and obstetrics in her practice. She really enjoys taking care of pregnant patients and offers care including low risk, non-intervention pregnancies and high risk as well. VBACs are welcomed in her practice under the current guidelines. She offers minimally invasive surgery including Davinci Robotic surgery and in office procedures. She has special interest in ketogenic therapy, nutrition and exercise. She is passionate about offering these services to all of her patients. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Metro Omaha Medical Society and The American Academy of Breast Feeding Medicine.


Time Stamps:

0:06:43 Start of the podcast

0:08:03 Jaime's experience working around COVID vaccinations in hospitals 

0:11:43 The false sense of security going around our society right now

0:12:48 My experience working in the medical industry: there is a sense of coercion

0:14:43 Masks: the other side of the equation

0:15:58 Doctors are supposed to give the pros and cons of medical decisions, and allow their patients to make the final call

0:18:33 The eye-opening censorship revolving around social media right now

0:19:43 Question for Jaime: Why do you believe censorship is so severe right now?

0:20:53 Who gets to determine what is medical misinformation?

0:22:23 Scientists always need to question what the narrative is

0:26:13 What are the concerns (if any) Jaime has with women receiving the COVID vaccine?

0:30:13 The patients who Jaime has seen who have severe COVID are not metabolically healthy

0:34:21 Is “big pharma” after all the dice with COVID?

0:36:08 Do COVID-19 vaccines care whether you're female or male?

0:38:53 Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

0:46:28 Amazon own the Washington Post.. isn't this conflict of interest?

0:48:28 Politics and science have become intertwined

0:49:38 Use Vears for more information

0:51:13 Jaime's input on estrogen dominance

0:54:38 Estrogen is like a performance enhancing drug, but we don't want it to hang around for too long

0:56:43 What are some of the main causes of imbalanced hormones? Is it only genetics?

1:01:03 What is going on when people have PCOS?

1:05:53 When reintroducing carbohydrates, which choices does Jaime recommend?

1:06:53 Does Jaime consider the effects of seed oils on her patients?

1:09:18 Does Jaime recommend saturated fats?

1:11:01 If you had an otherwise healthy individual's LDL cholesterol rise, would you be worried?

1:13:43 Listen to my CGM podcast:

1:14:43 Does Jaime recommend her patients consume organs?

1:16:23 Any concern of moderate amounts of liver for women’s in pregnancy?

1:19:28 What does Jaime do when she has a patient with a food aversion to meat?

1:21:13 What does Jaime do for women in menopause?

1:25:58 Androgens: any use for these?

1:28:13 The importance the amino acid glycine for stretch marks

1:30:53 TMAO is bad for us, right?

1:32:43 When you push people away from meat, it makes people gravitate towards more processed food consumption

1:34:13 Where to find Jaime Seeman



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Controversial Thoughts: How to build your tribe in 2021

por Paul Saladino, MD

Harvard did a 75 year study of men looking at factors correlating with health. What was the greatest predictor? Community!

The first ever #animalbased gathering just wrapped up here in Costa Rica, and I couldn't NOT talk about it in this week's edition of Controversial Thoughts!

It would be a huge understatement to say that the gathering was a success, it was simply incredible. Having nearly 100 people here in Costa Rica from all over the world who are interested in #theremembering of where we have come from as humans...

We surfed, ate meat and liver, drank coconuts, swam in the ocean, jumped off of waterfalls, sailed, saw whales, hiked, explored, danced, and watched amazing sunsets.

There will be another one for sure- next year, likely in February. We are building the #animalbased tribe in a big way!

If you want to be a part of it, email us at and join us for our #AnimalBased30 next month @heartandsoilsupplements. Go to to take the pledge and sign up. It's free and there are a ton of resources there for you!

Welcome to #theremembering

The Comfort Crisis, With Michael Easter

por Paul Saladino, MD

Michael Easter is a leading voice on how humans can integrate modern science and evolutionary wisdom for improved health, meaning, and performance in life and at work. He travels the globe to embed himself with brilliant but often overlooked scientists, thinkers, and people living at the extremes and shares the best of his findings and experiences in books, articles, and other media. Michael is also a contributing editor at Men's Health magazine, columnist for Outside magazine, and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His work has appeared in more than sixty countries and can also be found in Men's Journal, New York, Vice, Scientific American, Esquire, and others.


Time Stamps:

0:07:08 Podcast begins

0:08:00 The story of Ignasi

0:15:30 We experience stress all day every day

0:16:40 The rituals of Misogi

0:19:15 The power of "right of passage"

0:22:15 The experience Michael had in Alaska

0:29:15 Why is it taboo to talk about our past as humans?

0:32:00 Humans and our addiction to constant brain-stimulation with technology

0:40:55 When people learn new things, their perception of time begins to slow down

0:42:10 Would you stay in a room for 15 minutes without your phone or choose an electric shock?

0:46:30 Alone time in offices

0:47:35 Landscapes of despair and why living in dense cities results in more mental distress

0:52:10 Every time I come back to Austin I realize new "right angles"

0:55:10 The research around the TSA

1:02:15 We might not be experiencing enough despair in our modern world

1:04:35 Death: how we obsess over increasing longevity

1:10:15 We need to live more in the present

1:11:45 Michael's meditation practices

1:13:15 We have a huge disconnect with the food we are eating, especially the mortality of the animals

1:15:00 The story of Michael's successful hunt

1:20:45 We do not face the responsibility of being a part of an ecosystem in our modern day society

1:22:55 Those who are most against eating meat are typically the most disconnected from our ecosystem

1:23:55 How Michael is incorporating more nature into his daily life

1:31:30 Closing thoughts and where to find Michael Easter



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Will eating too much meat harm your kidneys?

por Paul Saladino, MD

This one is easy, the answer is no! 
In this week's controversial thoughts video I break this down and provide multiple interventional studies that corroborate my position.
Diets up to 3.3g/kg have been studied and do not show any adverse events on kidney function. Why would they? 
We know from the anthropology literature that hunter-gatherer groups like the Hadza (who I visited earlier this year) and the !kung San often eat up to 4.5 lbs of meat per day when a large game animal has been successfully hunted. 
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PS this video also contains a study about the utility of vaccination in those previously infected with COVID. 

How mainstream media is tearing our country apart, With Saagar Enjeti from Breaking Points

por Paul Saladino, MD

Saagar Enjeti is the cohost of Breaking Points on YouTube. He was named 2019-20 Tony Blankley Fellow by Steamboat Institute. Saagar is also a Media Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC where he co-hosts The Realignment podcast. Saagar previously served as White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for The DC News Foundation.

Time stamps:

0:08:52 Podcast begins and opening thoughts

0:10:19 Why did Saagar move his show?

0:14:39 The way humans communicate is far different in this day and age than it was for the past multiple thousand years

0:17:49 It is normal to hold contradictory opinions

0:21:54 Don't trust, verify!

0:24:49 What happened in 2007 that changed how we communicate?

0:29:44 Reporters, politicians, and podcasters are only human

0:30:29 Bezos bought the entire Washington media

0:34:39 The liberal ideology is pushing media to be more conformist

0:40:14 The ivermectin story

0:42:29 If we allow science to become politicized, then we are lost

0:43:29 The war on normal people

0:48:14 From my perspective: it seems that the media leans left

0:50:59 It's considered impolite to point out that our leaders are too old to leave

0:53:29 Should social media platforms announce when they have a conflict of interest just like research studies?

0:58:44 There is nothing illegal about owning Amazon and the second largest news company in the world

1:01:14 Fauci, COVID, and how this may have been released from a lab

1:09:34 Politicians will never take responsibility for their mistakes

1:11:44 Twitter, in my opinion, is the best at not restricting freedom of speech

1:13:59 People are hungry for information, just not the info the mainstream media is giving them

1:14:34 What does the White House basement look like?

1:16:14 What does Saagar's diet look like?

1:19:59 Where to find Saagar


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Controversial Thoughts: What I think about mushrooms, olive oil, and avocado oil

por Paul Saladino, MD

Both plants and fungi are stuck in the ground and can't move and both have developed defense chemicals to protect themselves from predation.

99.5% of animals are edible

Only 20-30% of plants are edible

And only 20-30% of mushrooms are edible

Listen to the video for more detailed information here but this is the take-away: mushrooms are survival food and I'm not convinced they have unique benefits we can't get from meat, organs, or other less toxic plant foods.

Olive oil: tallow is better and most is rancid/tainted

Same is true for Avocado oil. Tallow is better and contains uniquely valuable nutrients like stearic acid, fat soluble vitamins, and odd chain fatty acids.

Email us at if you have any questions about how to eat an #animalbased diet!


Do plants contain toxins? A friendly debate with Alex Leaf

por Paul Saladino, MD

A certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, Alex Leaf holds a master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. He is a full-time researcher at involved in updating the supplement database, editing ERD articles, and blogging about nutrition. Alex also teaches young minds about human nutrition and functional medicine at the University of Western States. He enjoys blending the scientific aspects of nutrition with the pragmatic realities of life to help others achieve their goals.

Time Stamps:

0:08:26 Podcast begins, opening thoughts

0:11:36 What are the biggest contributers in the human diet that contribute to disease?

0:14:31 What do I think is the most optimal diet for humans?

0:20:11 What was the purpose of writing my book: the Carnivore Code

0:23:56 What does Alex think is the most optimal diet for humans?

0:27:26 Humans are omnivorous, but they primarily lean carnivore rather than herberviore

0:32:16 What is the most compelling evidence that meat is not harmful in the human diet?

0:35:26 Indigeous tribes do not care about fiber or coating meat in herbs and spices

0:37:56 Why animal food consumption is no less healthy than a vegan diet

0:45:56 Epidemiology is flipped in Asia regarding meat consumption and health outcomes

0:47:26 Alex's reasoning for why meat should be included in the human diet

0:51:16 Green tea extract only affects markers of oxidative status postprandially: lasting antioxidant effect of flavonoid-free diet:

0:56:26 No Effect of 600 Grams Fruit and Vegetables Per Day on Oxidative DNA Damage and Repair in Healthy Nonsmokers:

0:58:16 I don't believe that the compounds found in plants are not uniquely important for humans, and we can get the same benefits from meat

1:07:56 When you include plant foods that have high amounts of antinutrients, it results in descereased absorption of healthful micronutrients from animal foods

1:15:41 Are phytochemicals (in general) benign, beneficial, or harmful?

1:19:26 Health-Promoting Phytonutrients Are Higher in Grass-Fed Meat and Milk:

1:23:51 Thoughts on phytochemicals, fiber, and antinutrients

1:27:56 Tannins can inhibit protein and micronutrient absorption

1:33:11 Concentrations of thiocyanate and goitrin in human plasma, their precursor concentrations in brassica vegetables, and associated potential risk for hypothyroidism:

1:36:06 Question for me: Do I think meat causes colon cancer?

1:37:56 Red meat and colon cancer: A review of mechanistic evidence for heme in the context of risk assessment methodology:

1:42:11 We need to ask the question: why are we eating plants (and negatively affect our health) when we can get the same benefits by eating other foods like animal foods?

1:45:36 Why eat red meat when we can get everything from fish and poultry?

1:54:16 We need to consider plants on a toxicity spectrum

2:01:26 Have Ariel or Alex tried animal-based or carnivore?

2:05:56 Closing question for Alex: do you think it's possible that mainstream thinking around nutrition could be wrong?

2:09:56 Closing question for me: if plants are a net negative, how could so many studies point in the direction that vegan (or primarily plant-based diets) are healthy?


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Controversial Thoughts: Do plants really contain toxic chemicals?

por Paul Saladino, MD

Do plants really contain toxic chemicals?

Short answer: Yes.

If you want a more in depth discussion check out this week's version of Controversial Thoughts as I attempt yet again to appease the gods of social media by pausing the extremely controversial conversations about #chocolate cake and censorship.

Here's the deal. For 450 million years or so animals and plants have been at war. Herbivorous animals want to eat plants, plants must evolve spikes, hard shells, and defense chemicals if they want to survive and pass on their DNA.

Simple as that. Plants are FULL of defense chemicals. Herbivorous animals have evolved many ways to deal with these, animal-based omnivores like humans possibly have not...

Not all vegetables will kill you dead instantly when you eat them, but why eat survival food when you can eat organs, meat, and the less toxic parts of plants like fruit??

I break it all down in this video!


How to overcome mold toxicity, with Evan Brand

por Paul Saladino, MD

Evan Brand is a Podcast Host, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritional Therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of health symptoms. His Evan Brand Podcast has over 12 million downloads and counting. He is the author of Stress Solutions, REM Rehab, and The Everything Guide to Nootropics. He offers free 15-minute functional medicine phone consultations to discuss your health symptoms and goals at his site

Time Stamps:

0:10:37 Podcast begins, Evan's story and how he got into investigating the dangers of mold

0:16:55 "Weird symptoms" are usually a result of mold exposure

0:23:10 What mold colonies look like in a home

0:26:40 If you move somewhere new and you think you might be exposed to mold, what should you do?

0:30:30 Histamine intolerance could be a sign of mold exposure

0:32:10 The response to "mold is everywhere and we shouldn't worry about it"

0:38:10 Testing you can do to see if you have been exposed to mold

0:52:25 Why you may see elevated lab results

0:57:10 Why are some people's "detoxification methods" impaired?

1:03:15 Evan's take on organs

1:08:00 When some people don't do well with meat, it's never the meat, but what is going on under the hood

1:11:10 What to do when someone determines they have been exposed to mold

1:26:00 Thoughts on probiotics and the strains Evan uses

1:31:00 Should we be adding silica to our drinking water?

1:32:30 The benefits of sauna for detoxing from mold

1:40:20 Don't be afraid of getting into the weeds about this stuff!

1:45:00 Where to find Evan Brand


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If our words can be censored are we really free?

por Paul Saladino, MD

In this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts I wanted to rant a bit about freedom and censorship as we approach July 4th.

According to Dr. Fauci, we can do whatever we want on the 4th of July if we are vaccinated, but does that mean we can talk about potential downsides of the vaccine? What about ivermectin? How about diet and nutrition and the role metabolic health plays in the course of COVID? Don't think so.

Speaking too loudly about those things will get you censored on many platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube (props to Twitter for allowing much of this dialogue to happen). Who writes the community guidelines, anyway?

And more importantly, who will write our history? Zuckerberg? Big pharma?

I pray not!


How to maximize your TesTosTerone, with Joe Whittaker

por Paul Saladino, MD

Joe Whittaker has been studying health & nutrition for over 9 years, and has helped a variety of clients improve their health. His scientific research has been published in numerous world-leading academic journals, and has been widely covered by the media, including The Daily Mail, Yahoo News, Study Finds, Medscape, Olive Oil Times, The Daily Star, and Metro.

Time Stamps:

0:09:00 Podcast begins

0:10:00 Joe's background and the issue with low testosterone

0:16:07 Western medicine doesn’t ask the question, why humans have low levels of testosterone in the first place

0:19:08 In medical school we are taught that hormones decline as we age, what are your thoughts on this?

0:25:08 What is a meta analysis and why is it important?

0:26:50 Does saturated fat have anything to do with testosterone?

0:36:30 Influence of Commercial Dietary Oils on Lipid Composition and Testosterone Production in Interstitial Cells Isolated from Rat Testis:

0:39:30 Different fats in the diet affect how your cells function

0:42:00 Dietary lipids modify redox homeostasis and steroidogenic status in rat testis:

0:45:30 The effect of increased intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E on DNA damage in human lymphocytes:

0:47:30 The homeoviscous adaptation to dietary lipids (HADL) model explains controversies over saturated fat, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease risk:

0:51:20 What are Joe's thoughts on micronutrients and how they tie into testosterone

0:57:10 Dietary stearic acid regulates mitochondria in vivo in humans:

1:02:55 Eating testicles + shop H&S new Whole Package product with testicle:

1:04:20 What are the general dietary guidelines in the UK?

1:12:20 Food intake diet and sperm characteristics in a blue zone: a Loma Linda Study:

1:18:25 Where can you find Joe Whittaker

1:19:00 What is the most radical thing Joe Whittaker has done recently



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Controversial Thoughts: Why you might NOT want to use toothpaste and mouthwash!

por Paul Saladino, MD

The last time I did a video about toothpaste it got censored! Damn big toothpaste ruining the party...

JK... I think that video was taken down because I talked about #chocolatecake too much in it, so I'll leave that out of this one. If you want all of my uncensored opinion, sign up for my controversial newsletter at

I have many concerns about toothpaste, but the biggest are antibacterial compounds that disrupt the nitrate producing oral microbiome and fluoride.

Learn about all the details behind these crazy ideas in this week's edition of Controversial Thoughts!


Daniel Vitalis, Vegan to Modern Day Hunter-Gatherer

por Paul Saladino, MD

Daniel Vitalis is the host of WildFed. For ten years he lectured around North America and abroad, offering workshops that helped others lead healthier, more nature-integrated lives. A successful entrepreneur, he founded the nutrition company in 2008. Most recently, he hosted the popular podcast ReWild Yourself. He’s a Registered Maine Guide, writer, public speaker, interviewer, and lifestyle pioneer who’s especially interested in helping people reconnect with wilderness, both inside and outside of themselves. After learning to hunt, fish, and forage as an adult, Daniel created WildFed to inspire others to start a wild-food journey of their own. Headquartered in the Lakes Region of Maine, he lives with his beautiful wife Avani and their Plott Hound Ellie.


Time Stamps:

0:11:09 Podcast begins

0:11:34 The story of how Daniel ate cicadas

0:15:39 Daniel's story and how he ended up where he is today

0:22:24 Why Daniel transitioned out of veganism

0:28:04 The plants that I include on my diet and why

0:33:34 It is impossible to live in the wild as a vegan

0:35:29 My podcast with Alyse and Tim about transitioning away from veganism:

0:36:04 My experiences with the Hadza: and:

0:37:29 The dogma in the carnivore community

0:38:44 Can you be a compassionate hunter?

0:44:54 The truth about processed food; how it works for real hunter gatherers

0:48:09 We eat food that we have never actually met

0:50:34 The story of how Daniel hunted and ate an allegator

0:53:34 We commonly forget that one day we will die

0:58:09 Weapons and hunting usually have negative associations for people

1:04:19 The term "dry tinder" and self-managed health

1:09:49 Does Daniel consider plant toxicity and do any detoxification?

1:20:34 We need to think about plants on a spectrum

1:24:34 Different calorie dense foods that communities around the world rely upon

1:27:59 Plants as "drugs" and the human tendency to addiction

1:41:34 Does Daniel eat the organs when he hunts his game?

1:44:34 The story about Daniel's tattoos



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How to look better naked by losing fat without counting calories with Sal Di Stefano

por Paul Saladino, MD

Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to shift the direction of the fitness industry from aesthetic- and insecurity-based to one based in self-love and self-care.

Time Stamps:

0:13:00 Podcast begins with Sal

0:13:10 The story behind Sal's shirt

0:16:20 Has Sal ever experienced being attacked or mischaracterized on the internet?

0:18:05 Why is cardio not beneficial for humans?

0:31:00 How different forms of exercise cause different hormonal changes in our bodies

0:33:55 I was much skinnier and had far less muscle while eating a vegan diet and incorporating steady state cardio

0:35:30 It makes no sense evolutionarily to burn thousands of calories every day

0:39:45 A strength test is the best predictor of all-cause mortality

0:44:30 Women have been told to stay away from resistance training the most

0:54:15 Calories in calories out is truthful, but there is a much more nuanced equation

1:01:30 Resistance training is the best option for increasing our functional flexibility

1:05:00 Resistance training and effects on calcification in the arteries

1:13:00 Nobody views cardio as a skill

1:18:55 The difference between sprinting and steady state cardio

1:23:00 Training for specific athletic performance requires different focus than the average person

1:27:00 Different forms of resistance training for the average person

1:30:10 Where to find Sal

1:31:20 What is the most radical thing Sal has done recently




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Controversial Thoughts: How Almond milk is harming you and your kids!

por Paul Saladino, MD

Almond milk seems to be all the rage right now, but is this stuff really something we should be consuming or feeding to our children?

Heck no!

In this week's episode of Controversial Thoughts (the Friday installment of my podcast, Fundamental Health), I talk about the multiple reasons why nut milks are horrendous...

Carrageenan (worsens diabetes?!) and oxalates are the two big issues I cover in this video, but there are many reasons to leave seeds (seeds, nuts, grain, legumes are all seeds!) out of your diet and go #AnimalBased."

Notably, I don't even go into the fact that Almonds use a HUGE amount of water and are an abysmal way for us to use this resource in farming...

And no, cows don't use a ton of water- those stats you've heard don't account for the rainwater that would have fallen on the land anyway. This is a post for another day!

Leave out seeds, and leafy greens. Focus on animal organs and meat (@heartandsoilsupplements) and the least toxic plant foods, and thrive!