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Besides a Paleo(ish) Diet, What Health Routines Do You Have?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 13, 2013 at 5:47 AM

Besides eating Paleo(ish), is there any interesting health related things you do? For instance, do you make your own toothpaste, oil pull, eat certain functional foods for a certain effect, take epsom salt baths, use essential oils, do earthing, etc? Personally, I eat a Ray Peat raw carrot salad pretty consistently, been taking epsom salt baths or spraying myself when the bath isn't doable consistently, been oil pulling with coconut oil daily and finishing with baking soda plus salt brush, replaced my deodorant with coconut oil (will still use that garbage when I need to be in the heat for long periods and sweaty pits is absolutely not acceptable), and I'm currently reading up on essential oils and activated charcoal. What do you guys do?

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on July 13, 2013
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+1. I have the same routine. Also add oil pulling.

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I have a shirt with the squats and fish oil quote. I like to wear it to the gym and watch the curlbros squint in confusion.

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on July 13, 2013
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I work outside in the sun 6+ hours a day. I'm on my feet working 13 hours a day. I eat tons of meat. I shovel 45+ tons of oysters a day. And I lift. If you can;t fix it with squats and fish oil, you're probably going to die.

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on July 13, 2013
at 07:34 PM

I have a shirt with the squats and fish oil quote. I like to wear it to the gym and watch the curlbros squint in confusion.

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on July 13, 2013
at 02:30 PM

Get up at the same time every morning (even on weekends), eat 3 eggs, exercise in some from every day, get at least 7-8 hours sleep a night, socialize with friends and family daily, tend my garden, cook all of my meals myself (with the rare exception), say no to one thing that I just don't have time for (work is awesome, but not being stressed out is even awesomer ;))

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on July 13, 2013
at 07:39 PM

+1. I have the same routine. Also add oil pulling.

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on July 13, 2013
at 01:55 PM

I try to sleep a minimum of 8 hours, I enjoy an active lifestyle, keep stress to a minimum, and I try to avoid chemicals such as sunscreen.

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on July 13, 2013
at 06:00 AM

Skin brushing, baking soda for toothpaste and deoderant, coconut oil for skin, eculyptus oil for sinuses, saline flushes up my nose, lots of supplements (iron, probiotics, sodium butyrate, l glutamine, vitamin D, gelatin), magnesium oil on skin.

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on July 16, 2013
at 08:48 AM

Hair/Skin:

Since I have curly hair, I choose to wash it every week with a cleansing conditioner and/or a rinse out conditioner. Then I put a leave in and coconut oil. I also use coconut oil on skin... which is one of the reasons I don't use it for cooking... I was caught off guard when I realized that people use it as a cooking oil (which was about two years ago). Cool. :] I use sheamoisture products which are considered "natural" i think. dunno.

I wash my skin with olive oil soap and use coconut oil as my "lotion". I just wash my face with water and cloth. Nothing special.

I don't wear make-up except the occasional eyeliner. I don't really paint my nails but I won't say 'never' to that.

there you have it, my hair/skin "health" routine that i'm not usually consistent with.

Physical Health/Supplements:

I do NOT take supplements. I know that the veggies and fruits of today aren't like they were back then but I still feel no need to take them. I like to dance as a hobby (cardio I guess) and do occasional 5min HIIT exercises. I am attending college soon without a car... I wanted a bike but looks like that isn't happening. I'm attending college in the city and the buildings are scattered, including my dorm. No matter cuz I enjoy walking. :>

Tom's toothpaste with a soft bristle brush, usually 8-9 hours of sleep or more (If not I take a nap if I am tired)

FOOD is everything. That is all.

(This is seriously too long, ik)

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on July 13, 2013
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I work at a standing desk, don't own a car (bike + walk + transit everywhere), make sure to spend enough time in the sun (Vitamin D), lift heavy things/work out intensively, get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, squat to poop, and I just started experimenting with cold showers.

I know I ought to do the all-natural soap/shampoo/toothpaste/etc. thing but it just isn't a priority for me right now.

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on July 13, 2013
at 06:54 PM

swapped out all my personal care products for healthier alternatives - some of them I make myself but I also did a lot of research into what I can buy at a health store as well. I plan to swap out all my make up soon too because make up is sooo bad for you. I don't wear it on a regular basis but when I do id like to know its safe. I don't wear sunscreen (I just wear hats/sunglasses and long sleeved shirts if im going to be outside for a long time.

I also try to do something active every day, drink lots of water, take cod liver oil, do all my own cooking, try to encourage friends and family to join in. I try to put myself and my body before anything else (avoiding stress, chemical exposure, loss of sleep, etc.).

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on July 17, 2013
at 02:04 PM

Good sleep routine, Stay social / place emphasis on family/small group of friends, Fun exercise over the gym, Keep stress low, Daily reading, Dual n-back training for mental progression, Standup desk at work, Variety in food and supplements, Staying on track spiritually.

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on July 17, 2013
at 10:02 AM

I jump in a cold pool regularly. Fantastic to flush capillaries, prime the immune system, stimulates androgen production, wakes you up like nothing else and gives you awesome bragging rights!

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on July 17, 2013
at 03:13 AM

The garden (which is large, and a 3-4 times a week commitment). That means paleo vegetables (mostly roots and leaves, I do not value tomatoes and peppers), non aerobic exercise, and Vit. D. I build and dismantle hoop houses for winter harvesting. My mushroom logs, about 70, provide quite a bit of lifting. I am giving all these details so that it is clear that gardening can be hard work. I play soccer when possible, and I never drive if I can bike or walk. I swim when possible, with lots of backstroke to correct the effects of my computer job.

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on July 16, 2013
at 06:37 PM

1.) Super foods I eat Daily: 3 eggs and REAL sauerkraut

2.) Super foods I eat bi-weekly'ish: bone broth, liver, kombucha, kefir water, kefir

3.) I also use astralagus root tincture and holy basil tea for immune regulation (seasonal allergies)

4.) Here are some examples of my workouts: http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/04/25/strength-conditioning-strength-wod/ http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/03/21/training-day-march-21-2013/ I also try and get to the park 1/week in the summer for some sprints and muscle ups on the rings

5.) Stress management via meditation: http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/06/05/meditation-part-1-the-way-to-better-health/ http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/06/14/meditation-part-2-a-beginners-guide-by-a-beginner/

6.) I also use a sit stand desk at work: http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/resources-2/

And, if you visit my website, you might note that I obviously golf way too much :-)

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