Hey Radical Health Seekers 👋
Coming up this week in your Radical Health Newsletter:
- Another peek inside our DMs
- Do you need to be a little “crazy” to be a Radical Health Seeker?
- How we freeze-dry our organ supplements…
- And meet our Radical Health Hero Of The Week 👊
Radical Health Radio Ep. 03 out now
In episode 3 of our new podcast, Ste talks about the mental barriers that often stand in the way of us reaching our health goals, and how we can overcome them, before taking questions from live callers.
📞 Want to be a caller on the next show?
Go here to learn more!
A peek inside our DMs 👀
One thing we’re very proud of here at Heart & Soil is that anytime you DM, email or text us, you will be talking with a real person from Heart & Soil.
We don’t use chatbots or third-party support agencies that wouldn’t even know what a seed oil was…
And best of all, we LOVE talking with you all…
Especially when we get to have hilarious text exchanges like this:
If you want to join the Radical Health Text Club and send us slightly awkward texts like this one, you can sign up here 😜*
Are we Radical Health Seekers a little crazy?
You don’t need to be on your radical health journey for very long before people think you’ve gone a little crazy…
Because YOU might think you’re being sensible in avoiding seed oils and eating 2lbs of beef every day…
But many people just see this:
It happened to me.
It was my senior year of college when I first tried animal-based.
For 30 days I stopped eating $5 pizzas, pasta, fruit loops, and beer…
And ate ground beef, bananas, liver, and cheese instead.
My friends thought I had lost it.
Also My friends:
I remember going to Burger King with them and they laughed when I ordered a burger with no bun…
“Dude it’s bread, what you think bread isn’t healthy?”
They couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t eat just a teeny tiny piece of bread.
But those 30 days of animal-based literally changed my life…
And it reinforced the idea that if I wanted to be truly healthy then I needed to be willing to do “crazy” things.
Because we live in a time and place where the average person is overweight and sick…
And doing the average thing is a surefire way to become an average person.
And this idea of “everything in moderation” may just be the biggest dietary fallacy of all time…
Because we’re not wired for self-control when it comes to food.
We never needed self-control in the food environment of our ancestors…
Yet drive a half mile down any town in America today and you have access to more tastes, flavors, and hyper-palatable foods than any King, Queen, Sultan, Pharaoh or Emperor from history ever had.
And as we become sicker and fatter from our food environment, the definition of moderation and normal is changing…
What was considered moderation and normal 50 years ago would now be considered extreme restriction to many people.
And if you accept everything in moderation then you need to be willing to accept moderate outcomes.
So yeah, maybe we Radical Health Seekers are a little “crazy”.
But that “crazy” might just be the secret sauce that allows us to be healthy in this actually crazy world of ours.
How we freeze-dry our organ supplements
In last week’s newsletter we talked about the first step in making our supplements, regenerative farming.
So this week let’s take a look at the next step, freeze-drying…
It might seem high-tech, but freeze-drying is actually a very old food preservation technique.
Because the Incas in Peru were freeze-drying their potatoes as far back as the 13th Century…
They stored them on the freezing mountain heights above Machu Picchu, and the water inside slowly vaporized from the low air pressure at high altitude.
Well we do something similar with our products… except it’s a little more high tech 🤓
There are four steps to our freeze-drying process…
Pretreatment ➡️ Freezing ➡️ Primary drying ➡️ Secondary drying
During pretreatment, the organs are cleaned, inspected, and passed for entry into the food chain.
The next step is freezing…
But this isn’t like making animal-based ice cream at home.
Because we rapidly freeze the organs at extreme temperatures (-58°F to -112°F)…
This prevents the formation of large ice crystals, which would otherwise damage the organs and the precious nutrients inside 😎
Next up is primary and secondary drying…
And again, this isn’t like drying your underwear… it’s a little more high-tech.
We use a special form of drying known as sublimation… 🤓
And this means the water in the organs goes directly from a frozen solid to a gas without ever becoming liquid…
We know, we know… it’s like something straight out of the X-Files, right? 😅
Finally the organs are carefully ground into a fine powder and placed into the gelatin capsules we know and love so well:
Meet our Radical Health Hero Of The Week 👊
Check out this incredible animal-based transformation from Evan:
Well Holy Beef Liver Evan!
We’re not sure where you live, but is it Shredsville by any chance?
Evan’s animal-based adventure has rewarded him with a LOT more than just visible abs though:
“The list of improvements to my health is incredibly long, including:
– the cessation of my 10 years of depression & anxiety;
– Ankylosing Spondylitis;
– GI issues;
– and ADHD.”
Evan said he eats a simple, seasonal animal-based diet. He gets his meat from a local farmer, and this is his favorite organ stack.
If you would like to be featured as a Radical Health Hero in a future edition of this newsletter…
Then send us your story!
If we feature it in the newsletter we’ll send you a free bottle of your favorite Heart & Soil supplement in appreciation! 🙌
Be sure to include:
- A photograph (before and after if applicable)
- The health issues you resolved
- What habits did you change?
- What foods and organs did you eat?
- How has your transformation affected your day-to-day life?
That’s all from us this weekend!
The Heart & Soil Team
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