In the modern world, we choose processed foods and muscle meats over the most nourishing, nutrient-dense bits like liver and bone marrow.
The foods we evolved with for more than 2 million years are the same foods that we still expect today to heal and be healthy. Drop the processed foods, the seed oils and the liquid calories and start incorporating whole foods, liver, bone marrow, heart and bone soups into your primal fare to express the best version of you.
We are descendants of genus Homo, the baddest mammalian predators that ever lived. We honor their legacy by putting back in what the modern world has left out. This is precisely why we eat like our early ancestors did: the whole animal, nose-to-tail, horns-to-hooves.
Start by dropping processed foods, seed oils and liquid calories and start incorporating whole foods - especially liver, bone marrow, heart, bone broth - and mTOR-rich foods like raw pastured eggs. You’ll be surprised by how much energy, vitality and primal purpose you regain.
*If I’ve earned it, I might have a pile of sweet potatoes.
Liver King fasts for 24 hours (every Wednesday and Sunday) and breaks the fast with the same 3 meals as above.
Carnivore keto is the original human diet. Our ancestors preferentially hunted and consumed animals and occasionally ate some foraging foods like in-season fruits, veggies and tubers, this is what Liver King and family do too.
Ketosis is a process that happens when your body burns fat instead of carbohydrates for fuel and makes things called ketones, which it can use for fuel instead of sugar.
Unless you have a neurodegenerative, mood and/or memory condition, we don’t all need to be on a ketogenic diet, nor do we all need to remain in ketosis for extended periods of time; however, slipping in and out of ketosis on a regular basis, just as our early ancestors would have done, is beneficial. We seem to be purpose-built for doing it and we derive massive health and happiness benefits from it.
For these reasons, The Tribe follows seasonal eating patterns that allow us to slip in and out of ketosis. If we’re feeling really good, we may stay in it a little longer. It helps us to think, to perform, and to produce.
We also go through periods of feast and famine with purposeful 24 to 120-hour fasts followed by huge refeeds where almost nothing is off limits.
Water fasting (only consuming water and minerals) is likely the single, most powerful metabolic intervention in existence.
It’s accessible to everyone, it’s time and money saving and it’s the default way of life in the animal kingdom. Only recently have certain animals (Sapiens included) had such easy, unlimited, no effort required, access to food.
Can’t figure out how to heal and be healthy? Consider a 5-day water fast to address root cause issues. Liver King and Queen do it once a quarter because it’s awesome! No, this is not medical advice but it is the way animals, including humans, have healed for millennia upon millennia and it still works in the modern world too.
All you have to do is not eat but if you’d like some hand holding, read or Audible “The Complete Guide to Fasting” by Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore. Don't forget to simulate a successful hunt before you refeed. Any intense physical activity in a restricted time-frame will do. Liver King does kettlebell swings, heavy carries and sprint variations. Do what works for you and dominate!
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