What does it mean to be primal? In modern society, everything is very clean and looks perfect. But there’s a side to it that just seems “off.”
We at one point, human beings were more — and a lot healthier. Primal people who eat from their own lands are healthier and stronger than modern man.
Here are some some primal principles you can incorporate into your everyday life to become healthier and stronger.
I know what you’re thinking: I love my shoes!
But in a world where people have so many ankle and foot issues, it begs the question: If we have all these arch supports and ankle supports, why our feet and ankles are so weak?
The answer is that we need to learn how to be comfortable being barefoot.
What does going barefoot do?
• Helps support the posture and structural integrity of your body.
• When you step on the earth barefoot you are connected to it, which improves your inflammation markers.
• Walking barefoot on the grass helps your nervous system because your feet have the most concentrated nerve points of any part of the body.
So kick off those shoes and get used to being barefoot again. It’s not just for the beach.
Squat for Digestion
So if talking about being bare foot isn’t weird enough, let’s talk about squatting and how it improves your digestive health.
When you perform a squat, you are mimicking a natural movement that was used when primal people would use the restroom. They didn’t have no nice raised porcelain toilets, after all. Squatting helps straighten your colon so there is no need to strain and push.
Most conditions like hemorrhoids and bacterial infections can be prevented by using this squatting method.
Luckily, there is an awesome piece of equipment called a squatty potty that we can use to help us achieve a squat in the restroom in the comforts of our home.
We should all be eating local wild, organic foods, which are more nutritious and have more complex flavors and chemical profiles. Wild foods have not been cultivated by man so they contain wild medicine that feeds the body.
Getting out in nature is a distressing and joyous experience. We have been so modernized that being outside is becoming weird.
I incorporate these principles as much as possible in my life, and have experienced a great joy exploring the world around me.
Soon enough, primal will be the new modern. Don’t wait: Get primal!
Posts by Robyn Abramczyk, D.D.S.
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