Live (from Mardi Gras) Ask Me Anything #6 - Topics Covered:
- The "Cardio" Myth (05:13)
- Potatos and Rice: Preparation Tricks! (16:02)
- What is Resistant Starch? (20:01)
- The Potato Hack (22:00)
- Is Rice Paleo?! (24:17)
- Party Tips! (27:35)
- Convenient Snacks for Travel (34:48)
- LIVE Q&A! (40:10)
Pickle Backs and Booze (40:10)
What is the App you use for the 180 Cardio Rule? (41:38)
Have you talked about cheat days? (43:02)
How do you feel about Bulletproof Coffee? (43:35)
Can you use powdered MCT Oil? (47:58)
- Be careful taking advice from "experts!" (49:09)
- I NEED YOUR HELP! (57:19)
Listen to the Podcast:
Show Notes and Resources:
- Simple Strength: How Cardio Is Ruining Your Life - Dr. Phil Maffetone 180 Rule for Cardio - MAF App - Dr. Phil Maffetone - Justin's Approved Foods List! - The Potato Hack: Chris Kresser on Joe Rogan Podcast - How To Keep Feces Out of your Blood Stream (Or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days!) - Dry Farm Wines - Redman's Real Salt - Mountain Valley Spring Water - Truly Spiked & Sparkling Drinks - Wild Planet Sardines - EPIC Bars - The Perfect Paleo Powder Travel Packs - Host Defense: MyCommunity Immune Support - Healthycell Pro Daily Multivitamin - AMA #5 Cheat Days and Energy Drinks - NutrEval Test: Genova Diagnostics - Video: How To Make Bulletproof Coffee - Bulletproof Coffee - Brain Octane - Kerrygold Grass-Fed Butter - Quest Nutrition MCT Powder Oil - The Perfect Paleo Powder - Digest & Rest
FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
We're live. All right. Excellent. All right. Facebookers. We're alive for you right now from New Orleans, but I need to turn on Instagram. Hold on a second. I'm gonna check the connection. I'm getting close. We're live Instagram live, and Facebook live. Live from Mardi Gras, 2018. I'm in New Orleans. This is awesome! I'm going on vacation with my family, but I refuse to let you guys down. I have committed to this every Wednesday thing, maybe more in the future, who knows, but I absolutely did not want to miss one. This is why I look like a complete lunation because I rock the Clovis culture anytime I'm travelling. I did horrible departures to get these beads. You don't want to know, but I had to do a lot of stuff to get these beads. I had to wear fewer clothes than I have now.
That was a thing. Sorry. That's what I'm going to be talking about tonight. I titled tonight Potato Tricks and Party Tricks, right?
First things first, let's get on the browser or your phone or wherever you are. We need to share this. So all your people can see what we see. I'm going to click the share button on mine. I got to refresh this page. This is crazy, by the way. I figured it out, I found a shared workspace here in New Orleans, took an Uber out here and got myself all set up. I have a tripod. I have a stack of beautiful encyclopedias or something. It's acting as a tripod for Facebook live. We're crushing this thing. Okay. So go to the video and click the share button. Let's share it, all your people. Okay. I'll share with my people. You share with your people. Share now, public. Boom!
I shared it. Click the like button, click the love button, get some reactions flying up on the screen, all that cool stuff so we can help more people to see this. We're gonna be talking about some really cool stuff today.
I was a little bit nervous. I was drinking a cup of coffee this morning, trying to figure out exactly what I want to talk about today from New Orleans. I was feeling kind of, you know, yesterday was a fat Tuesday. It was insane. My family and I went absolutely nuts for a little while. We're running on very, very low sleep. I went on an airboat today and saw a bunch of Gators, which is really cool. I was flying around on an airboat. I'll show you guys a video of that. So it's just been a crazy, crazy day.
And I was having a cup of coffee this morning to say, man, what am I going to think about? What I'm gonna think about? So thanks to you guys. What I did was I went through all my direct messages on Facebook messenger. My email gets a ton of questions, some texts from close friends, Instagram messages, everything. Just started looking at some common threads that I was getting. So that's, we're going to hit on today. Now, of course, I'm going to talk about some party tricks because I'm in New Orleans, and I do a pretty good job of staying healthy, even when I'm on vacation. Partying my a** off and not getting completely destroyed or completely derailed by it. Being able to kind of keep up and keep this healthy thing going even while having a really, really good time.
My family and friends don't live as I do. They just don't. They drank whatever the hell they want. They eat whatever the hell they want; they party their asses off. I kind of have to try to keep up with them while making good decisions and making sure that I'm prepared. That's the biggest thing in preparing for a trip like this. I'm gonna give you some party tricks. We're also gonna talk about the cardio myth. I did a new series that we're starting up called Five-Minute Myths. I'm gonna tackle the biggest myths and misconceptions around fitness and nutrition. And the first one we did was called the cardio myth. I got a ton of questions after that. Were like, "Wait a minute, are you kidding me? There's no way that this can be true because I do cardio every day, trying to lose fat."
Sorry. I had to blow the myth up for you. I'm going to elaborate on that because people are just freaking out about it. I kind of blew their minds. Then we're gonna talk about potatoes and rice. Potatoes, rice, and paleo. How can we make those work? Is it possible to make those work? Why aren't they paleo? Why do some people eat them? Why do some people not eat them? Why do some people have great results with them? Why do some people have terrible results with them? And then when we talk about another thing, and that is credentials, nutrition experts, fitness experts, personal trainers, regular dudes, okay. There are experts. There are trainers. There are blah, blah, doctors, lawyers, whatever. I'm not any of those. Okay? Yes. I'm a certified nutritional therapist. Yes, I'm a specialist in sports nutrition. I got some certifications. Most of what I've done is self-taught, and I don't think of myself as an expert.
We're going to touch on that. Someone left me a comment on Facebook, and it was actually really nice about what I know about nutrition. I want to be transparent with you guys so that I don't think that I'm an expert. We're gonna talk about that a little bit. We'll get into party tips. And then I got a big ask. Stay tuned for that. I will have to talk to you guys directly about some stuff that I need some help with. We have some big projects. I need your help. If you like these videos, if they've helped you in any way, I need you.
What time is it right now? 7:04. We're going to dive right in. My family and friends are hanging out, waiting for me. They know I got to work. They know that I got to help you. That's what I'm here for. After this, we're gonna go get some amazing charbroiled oysters. It's weird to say charbroiled. It's going to be awesome. Cool. Let me lose this ridiculousness. I just wanted to be in the monograph spirit.
Oops. I got some sun today. I didn't know that I had. Okay. Awesome. All right, so let's dive right in. We will talk about the cardio myth. The cardio myth, I can just freewheel this thing off the top of my head because I've been dealing with it forever. I talked about the myths of cardio. The cardio myth being how we calculate heart rates in America. This is for fitness for hospitals, unfortunately, which is crazy. All these monitors, anything that tracks your heart rate, has this idea of max heart rate, right? So you'll have these gyms and stuff. I'm not knocking them. I'm going to say your names; gyms don't sue me or anything. People get so pissed at me about this. It's insane. But across the gyms, orange theory, berries, places like that. That has you monitor your heart rate while you work out all of the science that they're basing that on actually doesn't exist.
It's not that it's wrong. It's that it literally doesn't exist. I'll tell you a bit of where max heart rate comes from. So the max heart rate calculation is 220 minus your age equals max heart rate. There have never been scientific studies to calculate that. This is from one doctor, one doctor in the 1970s that looked at many different studies to determine the risk factor for the cardiac episode, like a heart attack or a cardiac arrest, something like that. Right? So this guy just took 10 different studies that were basically putting older dudes like 55 years and above. All the test subjects were over 55 years old. They put them on a treadmill and have them walk and monitor their heart rate to see when they felt chest pain or things like that. 10 of those studies, all of the subjects were over the age of 55 are smokers and have had a history with heart disease.
All those test subjects from 10 different studies that weren't trying to determine max heart rate somehow became the blanket statement. All be a recommendation for all human beings in America. Doctor, how? That's insanity, right? I'm a 31 years old fitness fiddle, right? My max heart rate isn't the same as those dudes. There's been a lot of work done since then. Unfortunately, really not a lot of work in determining the actual max heart rate. But we know one thing is for sure, the calculation that we have for max heart rate that all of the wearable techs in America uses is bulls****. We know that, definitively. Your Apple Watch, Fitbit, your polar chest strap monitor, whatever you're using to monitor your heart rate, the elliptical machines, the treadmill machines, but you touch the tiny sensors. All bulls**** is giving you bad information.
So when you think you're burning in the fat-burning zone, you're not in the fat-burning zone. When you feel you're in the cardio zone, which is made up. Cardio is a made-up term. Literally, it's anything that increases your heart rate is considered cardio training, which is dumb. There's no rhyme or reason to it, right? Literally not at all. So that was the cardio myth that I was talking about. Apparently, it pissed a lot of people off. They started writing to me, saying, "No, dude, I train cardio every day. And my coach and personal trainer say this, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." Here's the thing you have to ask. Why? Why don't we ever look back and just go, "Why, why was this a max heart rate?" Let me Google. Where did max heart rate come from? It's that simple. Google it.
We're going to talk about this later. When I talk about experts. This stuff is not a secret. It's the same way with the sugar industry, paid scientists to say fat is related to heart disease in the 1950s. Literally, bribed them. We have the communications in the writing that they bribed them. This is common information that the New York Times did a piece about it. In 2015, people still ate sugar and didn't eat fat because they think fats are heart attacks. This is all common knowledge. I'm not finding some secret archives that I'm digging into. That fat is healthy, and cardio is bulls****. And now revealing it to the world, me Justin Nault. I am the chosen one to give you the information that no one else on planet earth has access to. It doesn't work like that. This is simple stuff to find, really.
The cardio thing, 220 minus your age, I'll give you a quick example. There was a professor at the University of North Carolina. I think he was a doctor again. I'm spitballing this stuff, but he took a rower. One of the members of the rowing team, a 20-year-old kid. And he had him row max effort all out for six minutes. Now, inside of 90 seconds. So his max heart rate 220 minus his age should be 200. That's where you're getting risky, your red line in your heart. You're going to die, dude. Right? He hit his next heart rate within 90 seconds and was well above it for the remainder of the six-minute workout. When he was done, he took a few deep breaths, drank a little bit of water. It was perfectly fine, right? By the medical standard, he should have died because he was at such a high risk of his max heart rate.
Literally just blowing up his heart, right? It's it's crazy. The max heart rate thing is nonsense. Now there has been a lot more work done since then. Not necessarily from max heart rate, but what's called anaerobic threshold. I practice something called maximum aerobic function. Everyone should do this, at least for a little while. You need to build an anaerobic threshold. I don't care if you're an athlete. I don't care if you're a CrossFitter. I don't care if you're a weekend warrior or you want to play basketball with your buddies on the weekend; you should build an anaerobic threshold. Now, this also helps with fat burn, right? So if you stay in the anaerobic threshold, you are only burning fat. When you move into the glycolytic threshold, you start burning sugar or glucose for fuel. Sugar or glucose is the same thing, right? You start burning glucose for fuel.
You want to burn fat for fuel. If you follow what I tell you, a lot of people will notice that they're obese and come to me. I put them on my low carb paleo plan, but I have them walk 20 minutes a day, take away all their fitness. You're not allowed to work out. If you're obese, you're not allowed to work out the first four weeks of my program. Now, if you're an athlete trying to optimize, we'll talk about your workouts. If you need to lose fat, we're going to put you on low-carb paleo first. And then we're going to have you walk for 20 minutes a day because you're going to stay under your aerobic threshold. The aerobic threshold is 180 minus your age. So I'm 31 for the sake of making this easy. We'll call it 30 and say 150. 180 minus your age equals maximum heart rate for aerobics threshold training.
I'm at 180 and subtract 30; that's 150. That means all of my cardio training, I want to stay in a window of 140 to 150, and that's approximately 10 BPM. I don't want to go over one 50 because I risk getting into the glycolytic zone, burning glucose. I don't want to do that. I want to burn fat, and I want to help my body burn fat more efficiently. That's why I wrote the threshold is great when combined with my low-carb paleo plan, right?
To give you an example, this is proper aerobics conditioning. This changes the efficiency of your heartbeats; the way your body pumps blood to your muscles and organs becomes more efficient. Let me show you how I did this for six to eight weeks. Now I'm a boxer. I trained in jujitsu. I've done powerlifting. I do CrossFit, all that stuff by anyone's standards. I'm a fit dude, right? And when I had tried to stay under 150, I had to walk. I hook up my chest strap monitor, and I had to walk. I was like speed walking a little bit. And if I jogged a little bit, boom, I'd spike over 150 because my heart was not working efficiently. I'm doing like 13 and a half minute miles staying under my aerobic threshold of 180 minus my age, 150, right? Literally walking a 13.5-minute mile. Now, fast forward eight weeks, I'm doing this daily training for just 20 to 30 minutes a day. All of a sudden, I can run an eight-minute mile while staying under 150. That's insane! When you start looking at that efficiency training, it's unbelievable. And the thing is, aerobic threshold training translates into every other thing you do.
Suppose you play pickup volleyball or softball, or you want to play with your kids, or you're a distance runner. In that case, you want to do marathons and stuff, don't stay in 60 to 70% max heart rate trying to get a seven-minute mile. Do this aerobic threshold training. Your times will improve. I promise you. And then when it's time to compete, push a ball to the wall, go all out, run as fast as you want to, right? But you don't need to treat every day like a competition. You are going to hurt yourself. It's over-training. How many distance runners do you know that I've never had an injury. People who have literally run multiple marathons or multiple 5Ks, or they run six miles a day. How many of these people do you know that haven't had an injury? My bet is very, very few and far between over 60% of distance runners get injuries or have chronic injuries, you know?
Yes, you can add aerobic function training to anything else. That's absolutely right. That's a great question. So if you are training CrossFit or training jujitsu or something athletic, you want to do. That's okay. Let me, let me skip and make a little side note here. Exercise serves two purposes. One improves a specific skill, and two is to build muscle. That's what it's for. Notice that fat burning isn't on that list, right? Because aerobic threshold training is incredibly easy. You are not huffing and puffing. You can literally breathe through your nose and hold a conversation with a friend; it's that easy. It's not meant to tax you out. It's not meant to burn your heart off. Not meant to burn or build muscle; that's not the way that this works. If you get a solid aerobic threshold base, and this goes for you too, Casey. If you build that aerobic threshold, I promise you, all of your runtimes will be better. I promise you, your day to day training will be better. You'll feel better. I'm saying literally six to eight weeks of 20 to 30 minutes. Do this aerobic threshold training, and you don't have to skip your other workouts.
I mean, I recommend that if you're obese and you can lose weight that first to four weeks if you're significantly overweight, I need to heal your body, and fitness is not a part of that. That's a giant mistake that people make when they need to lose weight, especially with new year's resolutions. I'm going to get fit. Bam! I'm going to work out six days a week. They hurt themselves. They're sore. They get down on themselves. It's just not the way to do it.
Stair-stepping for 20 minutes? Yes, but you have to be measuring your heart rate and you have to stay under your threshold.
Casey came in late; go back and watch this the 180 minus your age. We'll go back and look. But yeah, so you can do stair-step, or you can do whatever cardio you want. You can do Jumping jacks. You can jump rope. You can walk, but I promise you you're gonna be shocked. You'll be walking down the street, right? You're going to go, "Oh my God, I'm over my heart rate. I'm over the heart rate that Justin told me." And that's when you're going to understand your heart is not working very efficiently. You may be a trained athlete and go, "Holy sh**. My body's not working efficiently. Justin was absolutely right." I promise you that's what's going to happen. So that's the cardio myth. Build an aerobic threshold. And again, if you have questions about that, please shoot me a message.
I'll send you links to Dr Phil Maffetone and his work. Maffetone is M A F F E T O N E. Dr Phil for and the 180 rule. He has an app. You can track your workouts with the app. He gives you compatible heart rates. The heart rate monitors like the Polar H7, which I think is actually H10 now. The H7 is what I use because I'm out of touch, I guess. But a chest strap monitor will monitor your heart rate in any form of cardio you want. Build that aerobic threshold. It will improve every single aspect of your life. I promise you. Okay.
Let's move on to potatoes and rice—two cardinal sins in the paleo world. We're going to explain why. Okay? So what you have to remember with foods is you have to stop the debate of is this food paleo? Is this food keto? Is this food low carb? Is this food vegan? Is this food whole 30 approved? Is this food beach-body approved? Shut up, seriously! Food is food. Some foods are food, and some food isn't food. There's food that we think is good, but it's poison, and you shouldn't eat. There's food that we believe humans can digest, and they can't no matter what anybody says, right? We can't digest grass. We do not have the digestive enzymes to digest cellulose in grass. That's why cows eat grass, and we digest cows, right? Okay. Some food is food. Some food that is not food, some food that's straight-up poison. So potatoes, white potatoes are not considered paleo. Sweet potatoes are considered paleo. Rice of any kind is not considered paleo because it's grain, right? And all grains are banned from the paleo diet.
The reason why I say we have to get out of this mindset is something paleo, is something keto, is something low carb because it changes with the preparation of the food. White potato is not paleo, but I'm going to teach you how to make it paleo. Rice is not paleo, but I'm going to teach you how to make it paleo. Not only that, I'm going to teach you how to make low carb rice, literally take rice, alter it using processing cooking methods and make low carb rice, right? So we're going to make low carb rice. I almost flipped you off the accent. I'm going to make low carb rice, and we're going to make low-carb potatoes. Now to get back into the potato thing, let's back up a little bit, but I promise to teach you how to make these foods acceptable for your body.
So potatoes, white potatoes, the skin is loaded with phytates: Phytates anti-nutrients and the lectins. Now, I did a whole thing about lectins. I think it was AMA # 2. I can link to that. You can go back and learn about lectins. Lectins damage the lining of your gut, and phytates are a powerful anti-nutrient. What anti-nutrients are? Anti-nutrients when they're roaming around in your belly, like if you have an entire meal and you have a bunch of anti-nutrients. Those anti-nutrients are going to bind to beneficial nutrients that you want to digest, and it's going to escort them out of your body. You're not going to absorb the nutrients that you need. Anti-nutrients stops nutrient absorption. Bionutrient adds nutrient absorption, right? So like, if you have a steak with avocado, that avocado helps you digest more of the protein.
It's a significant change, actually. So healthy fats and mix them with that protein. It's really, really interesting. So you guys can look up anti-nutrients or bio-nutrients or bioavailability. It is an important term used for this stuff. So sweet potatoes don't contain those same phytates and lectins. I don't know why. I'll research it and figure it out for you and send you a message. They don't contain the same phytates and lectins. And then there's literally twice as much dietary fiber in sweet potatoes. There's, I think, four times more vitamin A. Vitamin A, one of the major, most potent sources of in the entire planet, is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are delicious. They're a fricking superfood. They're amazing. I eat a sweet potato a day.
So the thing about white potatoes is if you skin them and prepare them properly, and if you prepare them the way I'm about to tell you, you don't even need to peel them. You just have to prepare them properly. I want to talk to you real quick about something called resistant starch. For those of you who have taken me up on my approved foods list, and many, many of you have. All of these videos on the Clovis page, there are links to a male to boom. It just pops up as a preloaded message that I wrote that sends an email directly to me and says, I want you to approve foods, right. I sent you the approved foods list, and you're gonna see there are vegetables. There's no fruit, sorry. And there's a section for resistant starches. Resistant starches are the dietary fiber that your body can't digest, but your healthy, beneficial gut bacteria can.
So resistance starch is literally like a feast for your gut microbiome. Like your healthy bacteria, love resistant starches. This is a specific type of dietary fiber that's considered prebiotic. Probiotic bacteria are the bacteria that live in your gut. If you take a probiotic capsule or probiotic powder, whatever, you're literally swallowing bacteria that will populate your gut, right? In paleo powder, we have bacillus coagulans. We have 6 billion CFU bacillus coagulans in each serving a paleo powder because that's one of the most studied strains of bacteria on planet earth. PubMed's studies and all that there are a thousand studies done for it for all the health benefits, right? Those probiotics are beneficial bacteria. Prebiotic is the food for beneficial bacteria. The only thing your bacteria can eat is fiber. It's literally designed to digest fiber because we can't digest fiber. Soluble fiber binds with water. Insoluble fiber does not. It helps you basically makes it easier to pass food through your system. That's why fiber helps with digestion, and fiber helps keep you regular, all those things, right?
You need prebiotic fiber. Specific types of fibers, specifically resistant starches, feed your beneficial gut microbiome, your gut bacteria, right? That's very important because I had a question about serotonin. 90% of your serotonin, basically your happy drug, is created in the gut through your gut microbiome. Literally, the bacteria in your gut produce serotonin. If you have an imbalanced gut microbiome, you could be suffering from depression. SSRIs or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors literally works on the serotonin pathway. That's what SSRI medications are. So you can fix a lot of this stuff through the gut microbiome being balanced, right? So you want your gut microbiome to be healthy, and resistant starch is a feast for your gut microbiome.
So let's talk about how you can make white potatoes, not only paleo but extremely healthy. In fact, there's a diet called the potato hack where you eat nothing but potatoes for three days. It's one of the most effective weight loss strategies ever, literally in terms of fat loss. Straight up fat loss, but you eat nothing but potatoes for three days. Literally, prepare them a certain way. No salt, no pepper, no fat, no nothing, plain potatoes, right? But people lose up to a pound a day doing this. What you do is you either roast them, or bake, or microwave them. Whatever you want to do, you cook a potato, but you must allow it to cool. This is really, really crazy and really interesting. So cook a potato you usually would make sure it's thoroughly cooked, leave it out, let it cool.
Once it cools down, it becomes more resistant to starch. This makes the blood sugar spike because potatoes bite the sh** out of your blood sugar. White potatoes jack your blood sugar and your insulin. It's diabetes waiting to happen if you load up on these things, right? But so you cook this thing, pull it down. It turns into resistant starch. No, not room temp. Let it cool down. Let it cool down and get cold. Okay, let it get cold. And you can do this over and over and over. If you cook it again and let it cool down again, it will be more resistant to starch. Cool down. Cook it again. Let it cool down again—more resistant starch. You can turn this potato into something that's 100% resistant to starch. It cannot make you fat, cannot make you gain weight, can't hurt you in any way and is a feast for your healthy gut bacteria. That's why the potato has worked so well and helps people lose weight so effectively.
Now, if you do three days of a potato, whenever you're hungry, prepare all these potatoes and cool them down. Eating with the skin, whatever you want to do. Now, these are white potatoes, and then they literally become 100% paleo. It's all in preparation, and you can get really, really good results from this potato hack, which is pretty crazy. If you want to try that, try it out. Yeah. Chris Kresser had talked about this one time on Joe Rogan's podcast. So you can actually hear him say it in audio format. Chris Kresser, K R E S S E R. We'll link to that show, but he talked about this potato hack. Literally, people lose a pound of fat a day just doing this potato hack because they're feeding their gut microbiome.
I bet they're a whole lot happier because of serotonin. Awesome!
Rice. So let's talk about rice as well. Rice is all in the preparation. People love to talk about, Well is not paleo, but there are blue zones and all these centenarians that live to be a hundred, these Asian people and things like that. They're all eating white rice, dude. But somehow, America has decided that brown rice is the way to go. It's staggering to me. So there are multiple different parts of rice. You have the brand, you have the germ, you have the endosperm. So endosperm is the only part of the rice that's actually beneficial in any way. That's where all the nutrients are. So like the germ is the reproductive organ. Basically, it's like the seed; think about it like that. The brand is like the husk; it's the outer edge. This is where all the phytates and lectins are. These things are literally contained chemicals and proteins designed to stop animals from eating them by messing up their gut microbiome, getting in there, causing leaky gut, literally trying to kill an animal. That's what you'll notice. All these people where their diet is hefty in carbohydrates and mostly in white rice, sticky, sticky, sticky, white rice. I was looking at something best friend Evan today. We were looking at Jasmine rice, right? So really, really sticky white rice. His girlfriend has a ton of it. His wife, sorry. But just a ton of sticky rice, right? So sticky rice, the brand, the germ are removed. You're dealing with just the endosperm.
White rice by itself is just endosperm. That's where all the nutrients and everything is. So get rid of the brown rice man. That's why there are tons and tons and tons of cultures that eat a ton and ton and ton of rice, but it's always white, sticky rice, never brown rice. You're not going to see that anywhere else. It's just a weird American thing because we decided healthy whole grains were healthy. Because the government is dumb. You should not get food recommendations, right? Let's remove the food pyramid from all the public schools. Please don't get me started on schools. I'll become a crazy aluminum foil hot person. It gets ridiculous.
So talking about rice, I told you, I was gonna tell you how to make low-carb rice. If you take white rice and you cook it, I mean, you could steam it. You could boil it, whatever you want to do naturally, but then cook it in something like coconut oil. Like coconut oil or avocado oil or grass-fed butter, or something like that. What'll happen is the healthy fats in those oils actually bind to the rice. You end up with it.
Turning brown rice into white rice removes the phytates. And then you can actually turn some of the carbs in the rice into what we talked about earlier resistant starch, right? The way this binds to it and prevents these things from turning into glucose and causing that blood sugar spike. It's all in how you prepare these foods, right? The same thing goes for beans. I don't believe you should eat beans. But if you soak beans overnight and cook them at very high heat, you can make them completely paleo because you remove the phytates and lectins.
Let's do a time check. 7:26. Yeah. Okay. So we talked about rice. We talked about potatoes. So yeah, that's how you make low-carb rice, and you just combine it with a healthy fat. It converges to the usually digestible starches, and they don't turn into glucose. Don't spike your blood sugar. Don't spike your insulin. That's a good thing. The potato hack heats up potatoes, cools them down and makes them mostly resistant starch. It's much, much better for you. We talked about the cardio myth.
What else we want to talk about? Let's talk about party tips. Because we're in Mardi Gras. We're going to talk about party tips. I will tell you this right now. I drank every single day today. I have had a grand old time every single day today; I have eaten almost 100% paleo the entire time. Very, very close. I have not drunk any beer.
I have not had any mixed drinks with soda or diet Coke or sugary bull****. And I've managed to have a fantastic time.
Do I have a specific ratio of rice to lipid?
No. I mean, just, let's say you have a serving of rice. I'd say throw a tablespoon of fat in there. Whatever your fat choices. Coconut oil is a great one, and throw it in there. Mix it up. That'd be great.
Is rice not paleo now?
No, that's 100%. No, no, no, no, no, no. Unless you prepare it like I just told you. Preparation makes all the difference. So again, remove this idea of what's paleo, what's keto. What's this, what's that, there's there are common things like wheat, right? We're really not designed to digest wheat. Probably not paleo. I can't think of a way to prepare that to make it paleo.
That said, and I was over in Iceland, Norway. I ate bread, drank a couple beers. I was fine. If I do it in the states, I get sick. Different types of flour or other types of preparation method. We talked about this with dairy too. I have a crash course on dairy in one of my AMAs. American dairy, a lot of people are lactose intolerant with American dairy. Go to Europe; they have A2 cows, not A1 casein cows. A2 cows they're lactose intolerance disappears. So dairy and the states, not paleo if they're in Europe, it is paleo, all of a sudden. It's crazy how that works, right? We need to get out of these camps. I know that I make a paleo product. I have the perfect paleo powder. Yes. Fantastic product! 100% Paleo, and two of them are 100% Keto. It is awesome, right?
Labels are cool. They make it. They help you make quick and easy decisions, but you've gotta be careful with the camps, right? It's not just black and white. Is this paleo, is this keto, blah, blah, blah. So rice not paleo, unless you prepare it in a specific fashion, the same thing with white potatoes, prepare them in a particular style. Okay?
Yeah, Italian wheat is different from American. There are people with celiac disease who live in America. Actually, a good friend of mine went to her functional medicine doctor and looked at all her food sensitivities and how it all lined up. She was like, "Doc, is there anything I can do? Like, this is crazy." He said, well, the straight face, "You can move to Europe." Move to Europe, and all your problems will go away. We are one of the least healthy nations on the entire planet.
It's insane. It's crazy! We are one of the least healthy. Wonder bread is not bread. It's not bread; it's chemicals. You know what I'm saying? So you go over there, you get homemade bread from a bistro in France, and you're probably gonna be fine with it. I brought homemade bread from a little bistro in Iceland, and it was amazing. I had beer from a local brewery in Iceland and then a local brewery in Norway. I had, I think, two beers on a few different occasions and was totally fine. That will send me running to the bathroom if I'm drinking bud light or Miller light, some bulls***. It's really terrible. I mean, there's no way around it. It's just, America has really bad food quality. All right.
We're coming up at 7:30. Back to the party tricks, I'm going to tell you I wrote down a few little things that I do here to make partying awesome because I love it.
I was fat Tuesday. I was wearing a Toga, all these beads, add a freaking mask on, I was going crazy. I was on the balconies throwing beads at people. I was running around my mom, my best friend, Evan, his wife, my stepdad. We were having a grand old time dancing and singing and going crazy, right? I had a great time, and I felt wonderful this morning. Wonderful. I woke up feeling fine, right? So number one, pick a liquor and stick to it. Notice, I didn't say pick an alcoholic beverage, just pick a liquor, right? So I tend to choose either 106 Agave tequila or bourbon whiskey. I will say this yesterday. I think I did a little bit of both, but it was fat Tuesday; whatever, dude. I'm just a normal guy. So I tend to do 100% of Agave silver tequila or bourbon whiskey.
Now, I will mix that with soda water, only soda water, not club soda, not tonic water. This is all sugar, right? Just soda water, maybe a lime wedge, that's it, right? So now you're hydrating at the same time that you're drinking alcohol. Now, if you're doing shots or drinking drinks on the rocks, you're going to want to drink a glass of water. It's an old school trick, and everybody who drinks knows it. You learn when you're a kid, but nobody actually does it or remembers to do it. So soda water is kind of an easy way to make sure you're hydrating at the same time.
The other thing is electrolytes. I actually do this when I travel. I travel with Redmond Real Salt, or if I don't have it on hand, I'll find a store and get Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. In the morning, afternoon and night, I do half a teaspoon with a glass of water. I make sure that I'm getting enough electrolytes. The other thing you want to do is mountain valley spring water, you can find, like, Pellegrino sparkling water. This is water that has minerals in it which are electrolytes. You want to keep your electrolytes up. It's not just about hydration, but you have to keep your electrolytes up. It's very, very, very important. That's where those hangovers and things like that. Just before bed, take a teaspoon of salt. It's not gonna taste very good, but it'll make you feel much, much better in the morning. You need those electrolytes along with the hydration to really, really help you. So again, no mixers. I mean, the only mixture you can use is water or soda water. There's no simple syrup, triple sec, Coke, diet Coke, blah, blah, blah. And also no beer.
The beer issue. What I tell people to do, especially if you're in a place like Nashville or New Orleans or LA or New York City or something like that. There's going to be a lot of time in between bars, right? There's a lot of walking around. You might be staying at an Airbnb, staying at a hotel or whatever, pick up Truly. T R U L Y is like my new best friend. It's hilarious because they come in these long, tall aluminium cans. They have limes on them, and pomegranate and all this thing. All sorts of dudes like to give sh** me about drinking them, but I can take those dudes. So it doesn't matter. But literally, I love these things. They're perfect. They're 5% alcohol. It's literally just soda, water, alcohol, that's it!
It has natural flavors in it that whatever the flavor that you're drinking is right. Again, alcohol is always going to be a toxin. It's always going to be a toxin, but it's okay to indulge. If you want to indulge, and you want to live your life, that's fine. Just make the decision as healthy as you possibly can. It's never going to be healthy. I promise you that right now, there's no magical way for me to make alcohol healthy. Now, beer is probably the biggest offender because, especially something like Mardi Gras, where everyone's drinking. So which is beer, beer, beer, beer. The next thing you know, you have 14 beers. You wake up the next day feeling like somebody beat you to death with a baseball bat because you've just been destroying your gut. Destroying every aspect of your health. It's so inflammatory. I can't even tell you.
Choose a liquor with only soda or soda water and get plenty of electrolytes. Get plenty of hydration. Truly is a good choice. Also, the great thing about Truly is it looks exactly like water. Put it in a solo cup, put it in a glass and walk around with it. People literally think you're drinking a glass of water and pop; anybody wouldn't even know the difference. Smell it. It doesn't smell like anything. It's you drink soda water, right? Have it, have fun. I'm teaching you to be debaucherous, right?
The other thing I wanted to talk about is food while you're eating. So let me see, I got my bag here. I did some videos for you guys. I'm going to post as well, but as I have, this is a deer jerky that I brought with me from home. Don't ask me how I got it. You might be mad at me if you love animals. Macadamia nuts, right? Sea salt and macadamia nuts. What else do I get in here? I have epic bars. Jeez, I got all sorts of stuff in here.
Epic Mars? Fantastic! These have about seven grams of carbohydrates each. They're great in a pinch. It's basically like glorified beef jerky, a little different than beef jerky, but they're amazing. I'm always going to have epic bars with me. I'm always going to have my deer jerky with me. I'll have either macadamia nuts, pecans or almonds. And then I have paleo powder, of course. I start every day with this. I bring Digest and Rest and Fat Loss with me. I took some videos of this, too, so you can see how easy to make. You don't even need a shaker bottle, just get coffee from a local coffee shop or brew coffee and your Airbnb, your hotel or whatever. Oop, mix it in paleo powder on the go. Boom, super healthy option.
The other thing I take with me is Healthy Cell Pro, which I don't actually have the box with me because the box is hard to take. Still, it's my multivitamin, two in the morning and two at night. Then I take Host Defense, which is for immunity because when you're travelling, the more immune support you can get, the better. This has fantastic stuff. That's all I bring with me. I take a lot more supplements in that. I take all sorts of vitamins and minerals. I was doing a Chelation detox before I left, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I used to try to take a pill container and all this stuff with me on these trips, and it just got to be ridiculous. I just tried to cover all my bases with immune support, multivitamin and bring all these snack foods, right? There really just normal food.
Sometimes I'll even get sardines with me. Wild planet sardines are amazing. Rip those open; grab a fork from wherever and use that. And just understand when you're at a restaurant like this morning. I got an omelette with goat cheese, sausage, bacon and a side of greens, right? Then came with toast. Gave a toast to my stepdad. He always wants a toast. It's easy to give it, anyway. Here you go, dude! Or last night, I got a burger with an egg, add avocado, add bacon, no bun. Boom! It does my whole meal right there. I try to find wild-caught fish or grass-fed beef. If they have it, it's going to be right there on the menu, but just do the best you can. Sometimes you have to accept. I'm travelling. I know I'm not going to get 100% grass-fed beef from a local organic farm. It's tough to do that, but you got to live your life, right? I'm here from Sunday to Thursday. It's not going to kill me Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, go on tomorrow, right? It's barely five days.
That's the other thing, I'm living as perfect as you can really get with nutrition, 99% of the time. These five days aren't going to derail me or anything. But I know travelling can be challenging. It can absolutely be tough. Sometimes you have to just understand, do the best you can. Don't beat yourself up over it.
We're here for Mardi Gras. The host of our Airbnb is a fantastic guy. His way of the traditional Mardi Gras comes over this morning. "Hey, good morning, Justin. Here's a King Cake." He explains to me this whole tradition of this King Cake that I'm looking at. Prey lean pecan. He called it.
It's this wonderful Mardi Gras tradition that you have to do. The guy is standing there right in front of me. I got my cup of coffee, and he's like, "King Cake. Good morning. Hey, it's a gift." right? You bet your a**. I cut a little sliver of that thing off and tried it. I tried about two bites. "Oh my God, dude. This is amazing. Thank you so much. Thank you for the gift. This is beautiful. Thank you" blah, blah, blah. He walks away. I let the other family tries some blah, blah, blah. That's all I had. I had two bites, right? What am I going to do? I'm going to partake in this tradition for this guy, this carnival Mardi Gras, this tradition. I'm really surprised how religious this thing is. It's crazy, but it means a lot to a lot of people. There's an older man. He's deep in his sixties, and this means something to him.
That guy comes to me with the King Cake. I ate that King Cake. You bet your a**, you know, because that's just crazy. Well, I'm sorry. I'm paleo. And I own a nutrition company, and I can't partake in your King Cake. Thank you. Here you go. It's basically like saying, "Go f*** yourself, dude." It's terrible. Don't do that to people. You know, if you're on a trip, understand you're on a trip. You're going to be fine.
Another quick trick about drinking on trips. If you can get yourself to stop drinking three hours before bedtime, I promise you your world will change. Hangovers become a thing of the past. If you understand, it's 12 o'clock, and you know, you're going to be back at the hotel or back the Airbnb at 3:00 AM, and all your friends are going to be hammered by that point of the night. No one is going to know if you're just drinking soda water with a lime. So if you feel, "I want to drink with my friends. My friends are drinking." blah, blah, blah. Don't worry about it.
Order soda water with a lime, squeeze it in and drink. Party it up. I don't care if you front-load all your drinks. Have freaking eight drinks for the first three hours you're out. Awesome. Have fun with your friends. Three hours before bed, you can commit yourself to stop drinking. You're going to have a much, much, much better morning, much better.
I think what I'm going to do is maybe open up some Q and A right now. Let's do Q and A first, and again, I got a couple of things that I want to talk to you guys about some big plans for Clovis and stuff. I need your help because you beautiful people make this happen for me. I want to continue to keep this momentum going again. We did this a vacation week. I'm not going to miss these AMAs for you guys, and telling you that's my commitment to you. We got some cool stuff going on in Colorado next week. We're going to go from New Orleans back to Nashville and out to Colorado. I got some things I want to talk to you about.
Let's dive into some questions. Do you guys have any questions for me? I'm going to bring out Facebook here.
Question: Whiskey Pickles?
Answer: I'm assuming you mean like I like a pickleback. I would guess like a shot with a pickleback. Pickleback is actually awesome because pickles are like the perfect food. I don't know if I've talked to you guys about pickles, but they're 100% paleo. They're 100% keto. They're fantastic! Anything fermented is wonderful, like sauerkraut, kimchi, anything like that. Pickles is a fermented food.
Pickle is also loaded with sodium loaded with electrolytes, right? I used to do a tequila with a pickleback, right? So shoot tequila in some bars and will give you a tiny little pickle, right? Or a big pickle, whatever. I don't know, a little bit of a pickle, whatever. So pickleback is you take a shot and then take a bite of a pickle, or you eat a whole pickle or whatever. That's the chaser for the shop, which is really interesting. It's awesome. So you're getting sodium, which is fantastic. So you're getting electrolytes. So if you were to do something like a tequila shot, whiskey shot, a pickleback and then drink a glass of water. Boom! You're going to get the effects of the buzz. You're going to feel great, but it's not going to just completely destroy you the next day. You're staying hydrated, keeping those electrolytes up. Picklebacks? I'm all for it. That's hilarious. We should do a whole freaking segment about picklebacks. That's fantastic!
Sometimes they give you pickle juice, too. It's the same thing. They might just give you a pickle juice shot back, right. That works as well. Whole pickle, pickle juice, whatever it is. Great! I'm all for it. Okay. Let's look at Instagram.
Question: What's the app you said that was about cardio?
Answer: If you Google that name and just put it in. That's Dr Phil Maffetone is the one who's really responsible for a lot of the research around this 180 principle. Go to his website. I think it's https://philmaffetone.com/. Sorry. A lot of this stuff. I'll put in the show notes, but I forget off the top of my head. Dr Phil Maffetone, check him out. He'll have a link to the app. It's called MAP training, Maximum Aerobic Function. I think his app is called like MAF training or something like that, but you can actually track your workouts. It'll tell you when to do three a week or four a week. You type your height, your age, your weight, all these things. I think he has a food tracker built in there.
It's a crazy app, right? And it's pretty cool stuff. Dr Phil Maffetone is brilliant. This guy has been working on heart rate, variability, heart rate BPMs, max heart rate since the early seventies. When the first national rate came out, this guy is like an OG in the world of heart rates. It's freaking awesome. They have that. They have OGs in the world of heart rates and progression. Okay.
Seriously finished eating a pickle two seconds ago! That's fantastic. Eat more pickles, Chelsea. That's awesome! Actually, about cardio, Dr Phil Maffetone blah, blah, blah, blah.
What else we got here? You're welcome.
Question: Have you talked about cheat days already?
Answer: Yes, we did. That was AMA # 5. I think it was the last one. I'm pretty sure we did a whole thing about cheat days. Yeah, so if you go to iamclovis.com/blog and you look at the newsroom section, right?
Click the newsroom, you can categorize the blog, click newsroom, and you can find all those there. I'll link directly to it. We're going to make show notes for this one, just so can we make sure it's for everything else? But yeah, we talked about cheat days and exactly how I feel about them.
Question: How do you feel about Bulletproof coffee, as in coffee, butter, coconut oil and possibly an egg? Does it warrant the hype?
Answer: Yup, sure does. I did it for like five years straight. Now, that said, I have probably done; I don't even want to say an amount of money cause it's a stupid amount of money. I probably could have another house, honestly, with the amount of blood work that I've done in my body. It's ridiculous—the amount of testing I've done.
So recently, I did one by Genova diagnostics called Neutra Val. I found out that according to my genes, I've sequenced my entire human genome, by the way. I know everything about my genes. I know everything about my blood work, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. The Genova diagnostics was a blood and urine test, and it turns out I don't do well on super, super strict keto. My body, the receptors that help clear cholesterol and fats from your system. I have something called familial hypercholesterolemia. My dad has it. My brother has it, and all my uncles have it. There are many heart attacks in my family, but it's not a good idea for me to slurp down fat. I found out that Bulletproof coffee wasn't exactly a great fit for me. I will say that I don't want to throw percentages out there for most people, but for most people, Bulletproof is a fantastic option. Especially if you're using it as a Bulletproof fast, when you're replacing breakfast and then not eating again until lunchtime or when you're hungry or whatever. But remember this, don't throw coconut oil in your coffee. Don't brew Folgers coffee in your pot and drink that. It's garbage, right?
Don't do that. Either get MCT oil. I highly recommend the Bulletproof brand. They have XCT oil, and they have brain octane. This is pure C8 caprylic acid. You need that. I use a brain octane, and it is a little expensive. You want single-origin coffee beans, and worst-case scenario, grab Starbucks or something. You can put it in there, a tablespoon of MCT, a tablespoon of grass-fed butter. It has to be grass-fed has to be unsalted. Don't just grab the butter and throw it in there. That's where the hype gets tricky. It is almost everybody who makes Bulletproof coffee wrong. It's crazy. I'll link to a video on how to actually make Bulletproof coffee from Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof. He's really got great stuff. There's a ton of MCT oil out there. His is a third-party lab tested by all sorts of independent sources, and it's fantastic. It's basically exogenous ketones.
I'm all for Bulletproof coffee if it works for you, right? If you try it and suddenly gain a bunch of weight or something, don't do that again. You know, you have to do some self-experimentation, but most people switch to the Bulletproof diet. And again, your nutrition has to be perfect, right? Supplements are there to supplement the things you're already doing perfectly. This is a bunch of AMA is now. Supplements exist to supplement the things you're doing perfectly.
Bulletproof coffee can be anywhere from 300 to 600 calories, right? It can be a lot of fat, like 24 or 40 grams of fat. Depending on how much you're putting in there. So if you're adding that to a diet that's loaded with sugar. If you're going to have Bulletproof coffee and then go to work and drink a diet Coke and eat a sandwich, a Jimmy John's sandwich, and then blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Don't add Bulletproof coffee. Holy crap! There is nothing more dangerous than fat and sugar combined. Literally, it's insanity, right? Ditch the sugar; get the nutrition right first. I'll put a link to Bulletproof fat fasting that is where Bulletproof coffee is for breakfast. You just wait until the end of the day since basically like you're prolonging your fast from the night before because fat has the smallest impact on insulin and blood sugar spikes.
It's almost like you stay in a facet state, but it fills you up. It keeps you full for hours, right? Which is awesome. Eggs can be cool, too. Just add some protein in there, especially for women. Women need protein in the morning more than men do. Or you could even get powdered collagen protein. Like my protein is collagen peptides. I switched from Bulletproof, which I did for years every morning, to my Digest and Rest paleo powder with just a half tablespoon of MCT. Because MCT oil is very, very beneficial. But again, I can't do fat, fat, fat, fat, fat. I just learned this, you know, which is crazy. I'm learning all the time. I did a lot of extensive blood work to get it done. I know for a fact this is individualized nutrition.
Don't take what I'm doing and apply it to your life, right? Not always, at least. I mean, in a general sense. Yes, you can do a low-carb paleo. You can try messing around with ketogenic, maybe ketogenic with a carb refeed, as we talked about last week. Perhaps you can do that, right? So, for the most part, there's sound advice for everyone. But then, when it gets into the nitty-gritty, this is super individualized. Where like snowflakes, man, nobody is even close to the same. There's stuff that works for me that doesn't work for my dad, and there's stuff that works for me that doesn't work for my mom, right? Like smoking cigarettes works for my mom.
Mom, why does that work for you? I'm going to work on that. Let me get it figured out.
Question: Can you add powder MCT?
Answer: You gotta be careful. I know exactly what brand you're talking about because there's really only one that people get. Read the ingredients. It's corn-based maltodextrin, right? So now you're dealing with a corn fiber, which can be problematic for people. Read the ingredients if MCT oil or just powder. If the ingredients were MCT oil or powder MCT. But it doesn't work that way. When you powder stuff, there has to be a carrying agent, right? So there's like corn maltodextrin. I'm pretty sure it'll say corn fiber or something like that, but it's basically corn maltodextrin. There are some other chemicals in that MCT powder for the most part. Great works the same way, but just understand that. If you have a corn allergy or something like that, you might have an issue with that product.
Question: Can you add the oil go?
Answer: Yep. Yep, exactly. I use a half tablespoon of MCT oil. I use Brain Octane Oil. Mom quit smoking. What are you doing? This is crazy. Quit smoking. Right? I got her off diet Coco; she's on Zevia now, which is fantastic. It's a step in the right direction, right? Okay.
We were looking at the time. We got about 12 minutes left. Okay, awesome.
I want to touch on something real quick. That's super, super important to me. Somebody left the Facebook comment, and sometimes they don't mean to. They don't know exactly what they're saying. It was a joke, right? It was basically me and a Toga, Mardi Gras beads, the crazy thing on my face.
The comment was from someone awesome. She's following all my work. She's fantastic. I love her emails. I love her comments. It's great, right? This is not what I think of. This picture is not what I think of when I think of a nutritional genius. That was a comment about me, right? I appreciate that. That's anytime anybody calls me a genius, I'm going to smile from ear to ear. I'm going to light up, right? But I need you guys to understand something, right? Experts. We have to talk about experts. This is very, very, very important because this old school mentality before the internet was around, mainly before the internet was around that there are experts. There are doctors, there are PhDs. There are lawyers. There are accountants. There are these people that have these specialty skills.
They're experts, right? Where not them. It's the same thing as celebrities. You look at lady Gaga; she's a human. Just like you. She put the pants on in the morning and brushes her teeth, hopefully. She's freaking normal, dude. She's normal. That's why celebrities lose their mind because their normal, and they have this immense pressure on them. They're not gods. Experts are not gods. I'm not an expert. I'm a dude. I'm a normal dude. I'm a professional musician. I've been a professional musician for 15 years. I used to have a year Jagermeister sponsorship with one of my bands. I drank Miller Lite and Jaeger for years. I didn't know better. I'm a dude who figured some sh** out. Now. I was a talented dude. So I've been a professional musician for the last 15 years. I made a great living doing that. I went to Berkeley College of Music in Boston. I was playing professional gigs before them. I moved out to Nashville, dropped an album, got on reality TV. I play a duelling piano bar called the big bangs from the best duelling piano bars in the entire country. I've been there for 10 years, right?
I'm able to just work the weekends and make a good living. What did that leave me with? It left me with a lot of free time. I learned how to speed read. I took a course, literally took a class and watched hours and hours of video. I did the training sessions of 10 to 15 minutes every single day for these speed reading courses. That's it! 10 to 15 minutes a day for 21 days. It doubled my reading speed and my comprehension. Next thing you know, I can devour three to four books a week.
All of a sudden, I read three to four books a week for six years. I listen to every podcast, get my hands on every audible book and get my hands on it. I have a trip to Gatlinburg or a trip to Rhode Island, and I'm driving. I'm listening to podcasts and audible, boom, boom, boom, boom. I'm learning as much as I can, and I'm no expert. I'm a normal dude. Every single one of you could have done every single thing that I just told you. Contact me, and I'll give you the login for the speed reading course. I give it to people all the time. "Hey, go read. This is awesome. Learn." Nobody does it. Nobody does it. I send people books as gifts. I ship them to their house. Six months later, they don't read them. "Oh, sorry, man. The first chapter.
And then I got busy." No, by busy, you mean you had a binge house of cards. You had to watch the new episode of The Walking Dead. You had to play with your dog. I don't know whatever the hell you had to do, but besides read that book, that was super important to you at that time. But then, all of a sudden, it doesn't matter anymore. I'm not an expert, right? I know a bunch of sh**. I can literally sit in a room with anybody and talk about nutrition. I sat in rooms with PhDs and had biochemistry conversations with them because I bought biochemistry textbooks referred to me from them and taught myself.
You have to be careful with this thing of like, don't look at me like an expert, right? Here's why, here's the other thing. I get a lot of crap from people, especially when I say things like, "Fruit is not a health food."
People are, "Was this musician talking sh** at Nashville" Fruit's not a health food. I can tell you exactly why, biochemically, we can go down that road. But the main thing I want to stress to you is I have talked to Dr Rhonda Patrick from Found My Fitness. I have spoken to Dr Peter Attia, one of the leading minds in ketogenic research. I have talked to Robb Wolf, the number one paleo blogger in the world. He's also a good friend of mine. I've spoken to Abel James. I have talked to Dr William Cromwell, one of the top five living experts on cholesterol worldwide. I've sat in his office with him for five hours and discuss with cholesterol attempt. I asked them all the same questions. Where can I go to school and get wonderful education that gives me credentials to put important little letters at the end of my name? An education that gives me credentials based on cutting-edge science that's less than 15 years old. Do you know what all of them told me? It doesn't exist.
Boom! It doesn't exist. I can study cutting edge science on my computer, in my house all day. No one will give me credentials for it, but I can have conversations with you guys like this and teach you these things because I can learn about them myself. Now, if I go get a degree based on science, it's 15 years old. That's what they told me. It takes textbooks up to 15 years to catch up. So if we have a new study that comes out, "oh sh**, carbs are killing us. We need to tell everyone to eat fat." That will be in textbooks in medical school, 15 years from now. Do we have time to wait for that? While millions of people die from type two diabetes and lifestyle-related diseases, heart attacks, stroke. Do we have time for that sh**? No, I'm not going to go just to get credentials and spend a hundred grand of my money.
I'm not going to do that. Now. I'm not putting down experts. We need experts. We need these people who know biochemistry, that know anatomy, that know biology and know endocrinology way more than I do. They're very important, but understand you're on your own out there. I was on my own. I hired personal trainers. I talked to doctors, I took all the advice they gave me. I still had a freaking spare tire that I couldn't get rid of, and I was working out six days a week, right? You have to understand this expert thing. I'm no expert. I'm a normal dude. And that's why I do all this work for free. I would feel like a complete ass****. If I was going to charge you guys for this information, that's crazy! I sell a product. If you like this information and you want to support me, go buy a product.
Go to iamclovis.com and buy the perfect paleo powder. Do that for me! I'll love you until the end of time. I love doing this. It makes me so happy, but you have to be careful about the expert things, right? What I have done here takes a sh** load of work. Six hours. That was six years and thousands and thousands and thousands of hours. I literally devoted all of my free time to this, to know these things that I know. To be able to pull facts off the top of my head, right? And be able to change people's lives. But now that I know I can change people's lives, and I love it. I want to give it away for free. It's wonderful, but I am no genius. I like to drink tequila. I like to drink bourbon. I want to stand on a balcony with bourbon in my hand and throw beads at people and cheer and scream while I do it. I'm a professional musician. I drink tequila and get on stage and make dirty jokes. I do. I'm a normal dude, right? I'm a normal dude who just figured some things out. I read the four-hour workweek by Tim Ferriss and said, I can start my own company.
I figured out that baby formula and a pediatric ICU was garbage. I knew a lot about paleo by that time. This is a personal story with my niece. I said, "I'm gonna try and make my own formula." I make my own powdered drink and started selling it. I learned how to build an eBay and Amazon business. Sell it on Amazon, right? Now, we start building Clovis. The Clovis culture is all about changing lives. This is what I was telling you about earlier. I'm a normal guy who started a company. If you want to start a company, call me, I know exactly how to do it. I could bypass a ton of the obstacles that I hit while I was doing it. I'll help you in any way I can, right? I'm trying to spread this word as much as I can—this information. If you're out there or your friends are out there, and they've benefited from these Facebook Live or benefited from a Clovis post. Or an article that I wrote; I got a ton of articles at iamclovis.com/blog, read all those articles. I'm going to keep putting out more and more and more video content more and more and more and more and more. As much as I possibly can, right?
If you guys have benefited from this, I have a direct ask from you now. I may be reaching out to you over the next couple of days. If you want to help me with this. This word to spread, and you want me to help more people. Shoot me a direct message on Instagram or Facebook, or go to the IamClovis website and fill out the contact form. I'm firstname.lastname@example.org. Some way, shape or form that's private. We don't want to share it. Send me your email address. Make sure I have your email address because I'm going to share some huge news, some really big things that we're working on, and I need your help. I need you guys to build this company, to build this brand, to spread the Clovis culture, to spread the knowledge and the core focus of Clovis. Which is to impact the lives of others for the better. That's my core focus and is the only reason I get out of bed every day. That's what I'm here for. I want to help people, but I need your help. We need to build this together, okay? We absolutely need to build this together. I cannot do this without you. I am, but one man, and I work 15 hours a day to get this done. I'm going to continue to do that over and over and over. I need you guys to help me. Shoot me your email addresses. Thank you so much!
This is AMA #6: Potato Tricks and Party Tips.
Yeah, that's insane. That's crazy to think about crazy. Crazy, crazy to think about the language barrier. That was an Instagram question about the translation of scientific studies takes forever. This stuff. It's a nightmare, right? Just go out and do your own research. Learn as much as you can. A lot of experts are going to lead you astray just because somebody got a personal trainer certification in 1985. Now, it's telling you, you need to start every day with oatmeal. Screw that, dude, go read a book, man. You're hurting people. You're hurting people. Same with doctors. You got your MD from Harvard medical school in 1981. We could barely look at cells under a microscope, and now you're giving people nutrition advice. How? You gotta be careful with this expert thing, right? It's like, anything I tell you works for me. Don't go out and try it right away. Experiment. Individualized nutrition. That's what I'm trying to teach you guys. I'm trying to help you get there, trying to help you get there and experiment, figure it out on your own.
So again guys, I am Justin Nault, founder of Clovis and inventor of the perfect paleo powder. A specialist in sports nutrition, and a certified nutritional therapist. I get fancy letters at the end of my name. I'm signing off guys from Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
This is Ask Me Anything, Facebook and Instagram Live #6. Leave me questions, comments, click the like button. Click the smiley faces. Give me as many emoji loves that you can. Just boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. Share this, tag your friends and family, help spread this word. Do whatever you can to help me get this out there. I'm always here for you. Look me up Justin Nault on all the socials. email@example.com goes directly to me and I will respond, personally. Reach out to me. I love you guys. Thank you so much for letting me do this. You are awesome! Thank you for being here and until next week. I'm going to go back to partying in Mardi Gras!