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I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, I've written and published 5,000 posts. I write what I wish...from health, diet, and food; to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living...location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances.

Free the Animal really means to free yourself to reach your ideal potential in all areas of your life, learn from mistakes and successes, and move on.

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“Alcoholic” is a meaningless, stigmatizing term serving moneyed interests

Short intro here, and the video is only 11 minutes. Alcoholic and alcoholism are abjectly bullshit terms that serve a nefarious purposeThere's an objective, fundamental, helpful, measured and scaled way to describe adverse issues with alcohol consumptionThis requires zero clinical...
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CBS’ Survivor Star Russell Hantz Interviews Me: Taboo Topic

I previously did my own interview of Russell the day after meeting him here in Phuket. You can check that out here. A couple of weeks later I did a post about some of the charity work he's been doing...
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Update on my Abstaining from Alcohol to Cure Loss of Appetite

It's only 4 days in, but as I explain in the video, I've done this rodeo before but this time is remarkably different—a cinch. I explain in the video just why that most likely is, and it may offer good...
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Rant: William J. Beck III aka Billy Beck

This is to preface the video of the same title embedded below. Many readers won't know who Billy Beck is, so this is for object-lesson purposes and plain old entertainment sure to have you rolling. Plus, it's a stone-cold sober...
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Drop Alcohol and Work Out to Cure Loss of Appetite

At 7 Months I began digging into this loss of appetite thing that I previously posted about. Good idea to check out that post and watch the video as a prerequisite to this. With suggestions from a couple of kind...
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“Grooming” New Bar Girls In Thailand

This is a gloriously racy post. It's primarily contained within a video anyone can watch, but I'm putting all my commentary about the experience, and a pornographic image behind the paywall. Paid members only. To expound upon that video, it's...

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Permanent Crisis Is The New Normal — Prosper Anyway #1

By Richard Nikoley | August 2, 2021

Introduction Where do you go from here since failure, default, or succumbing to the 18-month-long assault—and counting—on the whole planetary civilization is not an option? It sucks for very many; I well know, and I haven’t gotten through this unscathed myself. One of my businesses is luxury condo vacation-rentals in Cabo San Lucas and I’ve…

Natural Immunity, Gut Biome, and its Importance in COVID-19 #1 — Introduction

By Richard Nikoley | September 3, 2021

Back about 6 years ago in the midst of the gut biome craze, I had already been in collaboration with Tim Steele on tons of posts on Resistant Starch. Thousands of comments amongst the posts. Tim came up with the idea of further collaborating on a book and he went right to work, doing the…

What Caused My 40% Testosterone Increase?

By Richard Nikoley | November 27, 2021

The Sexual Mind Trying To Zero In On T For Men The bottom line is that while I can’t be certain, I have some reasonable ideas that I consider chicken-or-egg scenarios. …In December of 2019 I completed the sale of my house in California and almost everything else. During the moving process I saw that…

International Living By Geoarbitrage

By Richard Nikoley | February 25, 2022

I kick off a series of posts amongst my other ongoing series that’s of deep interest to me and I hope, to many others who’ve always maybe wondered or dreamed about living in a country other than the one they live in by the accident of birth. People often say, “I’m an American,” or, “I’m…

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My Totally Unconventional Alcohol Abstention Method That Defies Experts

A pretty short introduction to this one because I don't want any spoilers. In other...
Common-Alcoholic-Personality-Traits-Changes

“Alcoholic” is a meaningless, stigmatizing term serving moneyed interests

Short intro here, and the video is only 11 minutes. Alcoholic and alcoholism are abjectly...
4ndod9xgjlg31

CBS’ Survivor Star Russell Hantz Interviews Me: Taboo Topic

I previously did my own interview of Russell the day after meeting him here in...
sober-consideration-decision-drinking-alcohol-abstinence-bipolar-disorder-1135108225

Update on my Abstaining from Alcohol to Cure Loss of Appetite

It's only 4 days in, but as I explain in the video, I've done this...
pyIypZ6w_400x400

Rant: William J. Beck III aka Billy Beck

This is to preface the video of the same title embedded below. Many readers won't...
before-after-sobriety-photos-fb

Drop Alcohol and Work Out to Cure Loss of Appetite

At 7 Months I began digging into this loss of appetite thing that I previously...
Screen-Shot-2022-08-06-at-7.44.17-PM

“Grooming” New Bar Girls In Thailand

This is a gloriously racy post. It's primarily contained within a video anyone can watch,...
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I don’t like food anymore

I'm jumping ahead by a video. I've recently been doing a lot of videos in...
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I Did A Great Harm—My Recompense

I did an awful thing and then endeavored to correct it. And I did so....

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