Do you have a chronic disease? Well then I have bad news for you buckaroo – that stuff is totally preventable.
Chronic disease is not accidental
Now, I’m not saying that you are keeping yourself sick to get pity from the people around you. I’m also not saying that you have nothing else going on in your life that you feel the need to make yourself significant by having a chronic disease. And I’m DEFINITELY not saying that you’re too lazy to do what you know needs to be done in order to live your life in a healthy way.
No, absolutely not.
Look, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, random internet person. But the fact is that there are 3 main pillars of health. And if you’re not using them to support a healthy lifestyle, then you have no right to complain about chronic illness – or any illness for that matter.
Chronic disease can be avoided with these 3 things
Just in case you somehow don’t know what they are, here you go:
- Eat natural foods that existed 2000 years ago (especially meat) and DON’T EAT PROCESSED FOOD
- Eat ONLY one meal a day and fast regularly
- Exercise every single day, preferably in a gym or by playing a sport. And no, walking around the block is not exercise
It boggles my mind how, when I speak to people who have some kind of health condition, they fail to understand that these three principles are literally all they need to do follow in order to be healthy.
There is no mysterious condition that you have that gives you a chronic illness. You are not “just unlucky” that you’re sick all the time.
And look, maybe you think I’m being mean about this whole thing. After all, I’m a healthy guy who eats natural food and works out all the time. What could I possibly know about being an overweight blob or a flabby skeleton that hasn’t seen the inside of a gym in years?
And you’d be right. I don’t know what that’s like, because I’m a vain jerk from LA who is overly concerned with his physical appearance.
But say what you want about people from LA, there is a disturbingly low incidence of chronic disease over there. Los Angeles isn’t just filled with plastic bimbos and wannabe actors (read: waiters).
Sure, we have our fair share of stars and starlets that are just waiting for their big break. But there is a culture of health in Los Angeles (and California as a whole) that prevents outbreak of mysterious, random, varied “chronic diseases” that the medical community just can’t seem to figure out.
I know I shouldn’t be writing this. I should be saying nice, gentle things about how it’s not your fault. After all, “scientists” can’t figure out what it is – so obviously YOU can’t either, right?
Meanwhile, millions of people around the world choose a lifestyle that centers around eating healthy food, limiting their eating frequency, and exercising often enough for it to show. Do you think they have chronic disease? Do you think they always have these mysterious problems that you seem to have?
I haven’t met them all and neither have you. But come on…
Look, I realize that there are benefits to having a chronic disease. Let’s take a look at them now.
Benefits of chronic disease
People can’t ignore you because you’re in pain
- You can win any argument you want by talking about how your illness is flaring up
- You have a “perfectly good reason” to avoid exercise
- Because the medical community can’t explain your mysterious disease, you are absolved of any guilt regarding its cause
If you’ve read this far, congratulations. We’re going to talk about how to cure your chronic disease, but I’m going to save it for the end of this article because I really want to drive this point home.
Chronic disease is a choice. You are choosing to be ill. You are choosing an unhealthy lifestyle instead of a healthy one. This is 100% your fault and nobody else’s. Not your mommy, not your daddy, not your genetics, not the government, not mine. It’s your fault that you are chronically ill. Yours. You. The person reading this.
Sorry not sorry.
How to cure your chronic disease
Guess what everyone, I’m also going to offer you a solution. Honestly though I’m only doing it to pad this article with enough words to help me rank this high enough on Google. I don’t actually think any of you are going to follow through with it.
Why? Because you are all comfortable with your chronic disease. People love their problems, whether they’re health related or not. If you didn’t, then you would have done something about it by now.
That said, I suppose there is a SLIGHT chance that some of you actually want to find some relief from your problem. You’re just so trapped in your own head that you can’t see the forest for the trees. But I’m going to break it down for you right now.
This has to do with the three pillars of health that I mentioned earlier. If you do these 3 things, then you will completely eliminate any health problems that you have. And if any of you have some kind of awful illness that has been plaguing you for years, then I can tell you 100% that you’re not doing all 3.
When you have a moment, head over to the Weston A Price Foundation website. Read the entire website before you do spend time on anything else online. Or don’t. I don’t care.
I’ll give you the short version: Price was a dentist who studied primitive civilizations. He found that despite the fact that none of them had access to modern dental care, they all had straight white teeth. He found this incredibly hard to believe since he himself was a dentist and “knew” that modern medicine was the answer to everything.
He discovered some similarities between these primitive civilizations and gained notoriety when he published them. You should really read through the entire site, but here are the guidelines in a nutshell:
- Eat nutrient-dense foods like meat, eggs and RAW dairy (raw milk and cheeses)
- Eat fermented foods (pickles, sauerkraut, etc)
- Limit complex carbs like grains and legumes (except for rye)
- DO NOT EAT PROCESSED FOOD
Let’s take them one by one.
Prevent chronic disease by eating nutrient-dense foods and avoiding processed foods
Bad news for the vegans out there: nutrient-dense foods all come from animals. The liver, an organ that is often discarded by butchers or sold for pennies on the dollar, is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet.
And when we’re talking about nutrients, we’re not talking about carbs, protein and fat. We’re talking about vitamins and minerals.
In fact, as a general guideline you can understand it like this: eat foods that have the most vitamins and minerals per 100g.
But be careful when you’re trying to determine which foods these are – don’t trust blogs and daytime talk shows. Go to Google.com, look it up, and eat the foods that you find on there.
I’ll save you the trouble once again. The answer is meat, eggs and raw dairy. Eat those things.
When you eat processed foods instead (i.e. anything that doesn’t grow out of the ground or come from an animal), you are giving your body empty calories. That is why it’s so easy to binge on junk food and never feel like you’re getting full.
Your body is saying to you, “what is all this non-food you’re giving me? Where are the nutrients? I still need more, so go eat something else.”
I challenge you to get fat on liver. I challenge you to get fat on meat. And no, meat is not a cheeseburger. Meat is not chicken Parmesan. Meat is not sausage pizza.
Meat is meat. Animal flesh and organs. That is meat.
Go ahead. Try and be sick when your diet is clean.
But no, you’d rather eat your fettuccine alfredo because your life is so empty and meaningless that you need to fill the void with food. Your chronic disease is just a placeholder for the significance in your life which you’re LACKING yet crave. You are too scared to chase it down, so you turn to Big Gulps and Big Macs instead.
And don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there’s anything WRONG with eating junk food here and there. We all live in the modern world and we are prone to snack here and there. But when you aren’t making sure that 80-90% of your calories are coming from HEALTHY, NATURAL FOODS that will continue to exist after the nuclear apocalypse wipes out the human race, then you have no right to complain about your chronic disease.
Again, sorry not sorry.
Regarding the grains and legumes, those are fine in moderation. And no, grains does not mean wheat bread that comes in a plastic bag. In fact, if you’re not baking your own bread, then you probably shouldn’t eat any.
I can already hear you sputtering, “But but but.. that’s all the tasty food! What, does this mean that I can’t eat a box of Oreos and wash it down with a gallon of chocolate milk while binge watching Rick and Morty? I don’t want to live in a world like that!”
Okay fine. You don’t have to. And if you keep eating trash food then you probably won’t live much longer anyway. Because I have news for you: your “chronic disease” is slowly building up into a massive, mega disease that will cause your premature death.
Lucky for you, the human body is incredibly resilient and you can CHOOSE to begin reversing this damage any time you want. But after structuring your life in a way that your behavior is eliciting this awful response from your body, how likely is it that you’re going to change any time soon? I don’t know. I hope soon.
But you have to understand that cancer, diabetes, your creepy skin condition.. those things aren’t unexplainable and they don’t pop up overnight. They are the result of your body attempting to purge all the nastiness that you ignorantly fill it with.
It’s calling out to you, SCREAMING: “STOP! Please! I can’t TAKE IT ANYMORE! Give me nutrients, I need nutrients!”
And instead, you just continue to starve it.
You don’t know any better though. You’re too concerned with getting that last bit of work done because after all, you have a football game to watch later. And how can you watch the game without a couple beers? And how can you have a couple beers without that burger and fries? And the wings? And maybe a little frozen yogurt afterwards…
And and and. And then you wake up at 55 years old with bowel cancer. But don’t worry, the medical community has an explanation for you.
“Cancer runs in your family.”
What a joke. I suppose being a lazy slob also runs in your family as well? Is that right?
Putting on your shoes, driving to the store, purchasing alcohol and processed trash foods, willingly stuffing yourself with them, and forgoing exercise for YEARS at a time.. you’re saying those are genetic traits?
Fascinating. You should write a paper about this and submit it to a scientific journal. I’m sure you’d probably win the Nobel Prize for that one.
So, to recap: stop eating unhealthy processed food. Eat natural foods.
Limiting eating frequency prevents chronic disease (fasting and the Snake Diet)
Without getting all preachy on you, I’m going to make it very simple with the following logical sequence of if/then statements:
- If you have considerable excess fat on your body, then you are eating too much.
- If you are eating too much and want to lose the excess fat, then you need to eat less.
That’s it. It’s THAT SIMPLE!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Forget this guy. He’s not even a doctor. My doctor said that my weight/skin/cancer/blood sugar problem is genetic! And he’s a doctor!”
Well f*ck your doctor. I don’t give a hoot what he says, because out here in the real world, the laws of physics apply. And according to the laws of physics, if you eat “too much food” as defined by your body, then your body will store that food as fat.
And if your most strenuous physical activity of the day is the walk from your front door to your car, then the demands on your body just aren’t great enough to warrant eating so many calories.
It has nothing to do with big bones. It isn’t your “slow metabolism.” It’s because you eat too many empty calories that have no nutrients.
And by the way, this doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. I’m sure you’re absolutely lovely and if we met in person we would totally get along.
Because believe it or not, I’m actually a super nice person. But who you are in real life and who you are when you write something are two different people. They’re two different methods of communication, so the parts of your personality that you show are going to be different.
And just like writing this doesn’t make me a bad person, your unhealthy lifestyle doesn’t make you a bad person. In fact, it’s entirely possible that it just never occurred to you that eating nutrient dense foods, avoiding processed foods, and regular weight-training exercise were the secrets to curing your chronic disease.
I remember when I read The Warrior Diet for the first time, it never occurred to me that eating one meal a day was an option. I never in a million years would have thought that skipping breakfast and lunch would lead to increased energy, faster metabolism, lower body fat percentage and improved athletic performance.
It wasn’t until I was exposed to that information and TESTED it myself that I realized how incredibly effective it actually was. I consider myself very lucky that I read that book at the age of 19. If I hadn’t gone to that bookstore with my mom that day, then I might have a chronic disease of my own.
But what about you? Do you have access to that information? Do you know that eating healthy natural foods, regular exercise and eating less food would improve your health?
Well if you’ve read this far, then you know it. But come on now, didn’t you know that before also?
Seriously, who DOESN’T know that? That’s why I’m so confrontational in this article. Everyone knows this. Literally everyone. We all know what we have to do, with fitness and pretty much every area of our lives.
What’s the famous quote?
“If we all did what we knew we should, we’d all be billionaires with six packs.”
Exercising is not easy, but it also prevents chronic disease
So before I get into this, there are a million ways to skin a cat. The first two sections of this article are more non-negotiable than this one.
You need to eat 80-90% of your calories in the form of nutrient-dense foods. And you need to limit your eating frequency to one meal a day MAXIMUM in order to give your body time to process all the food you’re ingesting.
But when it comes to exercise, you have a lot of options. Here are a few:
- Cardio Kickboxing
- Cycling (either on the road or “spin” classes)
Seriously, there are SO MANY different types of physical activities that could be considered exercise that you have no excuse to not pick one and get your health in order.
Granted, it’s entirely possible that your chronic illnesses have crippled you to the point that you can’t participate in any of those fun activities. In that case, you need to go on an extended fast and give your body the chance to rid itself of all of your excess fat.
Magical things happen when you fast. Your skin clears up, your mood improves, and your chronic disease magically disappears.
Humans have been fasting since the beginning of time. Every major religion practices fasting, and fasting in the Bible makes several appearances throughout.
But for you and your chronic disease, you are going to be mostly interested in the healing aspects of fasting. I could write an entire separate article about the benefits of fasting (and I will in the future), but for now just understand that depriving your body of food (especially that trash food you are probably eating) is going to be the best thing you can do for yourself.
I made a video not too long ago comparing the Snake Diet (fasting) to exercise. In it, I asked the question: which one is more important? Initially my opinion was that exercise was more important overall.
And while I still hold that opinion, one of my subscribers commented that as an obese person, he felt much more motivated to fast because he saw the weight melt off of him. This is as opposed to training in the gym, in which the progress will be comparatively slower.
You may be thinking: “but I’m not overweight! What does this have to do with me?”
Sorry Charlie, but you are overweight.
Let me ask you this: if you took off your shirt right now, would people be able to see your abs? Do you have any muscle tone whatsoever? Can you walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded?
Yes? Ok good for you. No? Then you need to fast.
And if you’re just skinny-fat, then you need to get your butt in the gym and start moving some weight. But in order to get rid of whatever illness you’ve invented for yourself, you also need to fast.
If you want to, of course. Which brings me to my next point.
You actually love your chronic disease
I mentioned this earlier in the article, but if you have a chronic disease, then it’s because you prefer that state of being over any other one. You derive too many benefits from being sick that you have no incentive to get better.
If you got better, that means you wouldn’t be able to be a burden on the people around you. They wouldn’t have to answer your calls anymore and agree with all of your stupid opinions. They wouldn’t have to be extra nice to you because you’re a sick person and probably going to die an ugly, premature death after living an ugly, unsatisfying life.
In fact, it’s highly likely that you’re SUCH a burden that they’re secretly just waiting for you to kick the bucket so they won’t have to deal with your nonsense anymore. But you probably already know that, don’t you?
I mean you must consciously know it. But the sad part is that you don’t actually care. It’s worth it to you because you don’t know any other way. The amount of work you think is involved in eating healthy foods, fasting and exercising seems ASTRONOMICAL to you compared to just continuing to live in your own special type of low-grade misery.
Which is sad, because I gotta tell you something: being healthy and following the three steps I outlined for you is 100000 times easier than being a sick person who people just fake being nice to because they feel bad for you.
Alright, that was mean. I’m sure people genuinely like you, but they wish you would just get your schnozz together so you could do fun stuff together. They don’t want you to be a burden, they want the OLD you to come back! The one they have all the positive memories with, not this new diseased one who sucks the life out of them like a black hole.
Why are you doing this to them? Why? Are you that selfish that you don’t care how you hurt other people?
You need to understand that the answer is so easy… just stop eating. And when you do eat, eat natural foods. Eat meat (not cheeseburgers). Don’t eat processed foods. Get your butt in the gym and work out.
It’s so easy. You have the solution right in front of you. Maybe you don’t believe me, maybe you think I’m just some raging internet loser who has nothing better to do than crank out 3000 word articles being mean to sick people.
And you’d be right about that. But you know what I’m right about? Everything else.
You can follow the medical community’s advice and keep drinking plenty of fluids, get lots of rest and take your Pfizer-approved synthetic chemical medicine that is slowly poisoning you and bleeding your bank account dry. That’s the solution for lazy people who don’t want to take their life into their own hands.
Or you can try my solution, the solution of millions of humams who have lived happy, healthy lives without chronic disease. You can do what millions of scientifically-ignorant people around the world do to keep their abs popping and their bodies free from unexplainable mysterious illnesses.
My dad used to say, “You can do it the easy way or the hard way.” And I want to say the same thing to you.
But you know what’s funny? The way you’re doing it now is actually the hard way. Being sick, being a burden on your fellow human beings, being overweight and disgusted with the way you look in the mirror – that’s the hard way.
Dealing with the hangover from eating processed trash food devoid of actual nutrients, never having any energy, and relying on the momentary pleasure of sugar and salt instead of the long-lasting pleasure of having a body that makes the opposite cream their pants.. THAT’S hard.
My way is the easy way. Having perfect skin, perfect digestion, looking ten years younger than you actually are, having enough energy to put in 16 hour days 7 days a week on projects you are passionate about, training your body every single day and seeing the progress, spreading the message of TRUE health to your fellow man.. that’s easy.
Stop believing what the mainstream media and medical community tell you. Being sick is not normal. Being fat is not normal. It’s all your fault. And that’s a good thing, because that means you can choose to change today.