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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.
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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 a European,” “I’m an Asian,” and whatnot. Well, I’m still an American. But I live in Thailand. This series is about how you can achieve a dream of living wherever you want, no matter where you were born, and without permanent immigration. Introduction The common…Read More
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 I had a Free-Testosterone test kit I’d not used, so I sent it in. A month later, I landed in Chiang Mai, Thailand and have taken up hopeful permanent residence that’s nearing two years. In the above picture, the 28 year-old to the right is…Read More
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 drafting. I did the editing. It eventually died, the reasons for which are not really important anymore. So, I’ve been sitting on 165,352 words in Google Docs all these years. To give you an idea of what that means as a book: “…in general, 250-300 words…Read More
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 not made a dime in that business since the advent of this particular global crisis in February of 2020. I used to do $80-100,000 gross revenue annually. Unlike losing a good-paying job, losing a business is not just apply a lot and snag another… I…Read More
This latest from The Duck Dodgers is not a call to go back to eating Hot Pockets, Pop Tarts, Twinkies…or ordering up pizza and Subway on alternate days. Rather, we aim to reveal what’s tantamount to a lost and forgotten history. There are two principle elements to it. First, it does not serve industry or institutions well to shed any light on how things used to be regarding wheat (and other grain) growing, harvesting, milling and food preparation practices—and especially, how they were observed to promote rather than compromise health, back then. Second, some good narratives—The paleo Diet and derivatives…Read More
This is the promised greatly expanded post that we touched on here: How Food Enrichment Made Us Fat, Diabetic, and Chronically Diseased. The Duck Dodgers team has been working on this for months and the purpose of that earlier post was to kinda crowdsource the idea, see if there were serious objections we weren’t aware of prior to putting it all out there more formally. In addition to the home team, we’ve also run this by a number of others and received lots of valuable feedback. Keep in mind that we’re floating a hypothesis here, not claiming causality. And we think…Read More
You can also read all the subsequent posts about this revolutionary gut-changing, hyper-biotic product, as well as read dozens of customer testimonials in the comment sections. FODMAP Prebiotic Arms Dealing, Probiotic Mercenaries, and Uganda The New Science of Probiotics More Crazy Probiotics Stuff The Right Probiotic Could Change Your Life Elixa Probiotic and uBiome Experiment With Me As Test Subject After Years Of Trying Everything, Woman Finds Eczema Relief In Elixa Probiotic at a Fraction of the Cost The Elixa Probiotics Manufacturer Explains How You the Customer Created Version 2 What People Are Saying About Elixa Probiotic Elixa Probiotic Version…Read More
Loren Cordain—author of The Paleo Diet™—doesn’t want you to know some key things any serious anthropologist knows. He has a history of this, even beyond animal fat demonization in favor of canola oil. Remember Tiger Nuts? Yea, well, he’s very well aware that many serious anthropologists and the National Academy of Sciences believe that the carbon isotopes in fossils show lots of nutrient-dense sedge tuber consumption.  But rather than simply acknowledge the science, integrate it, and make his Paleo™ narrative less wrong, he writes a rebuttal based upon an hypothesis that had already been considered and dismissed. To make matters worse, when…Read More
As most readers know, some months back, a collaborator came to me with some interesting findings in terms of research he’d discovered concerning what’s commonly called “animal fiber” (bits of animals that can feed the microbiome). This led to more digging and the understanding that when animals are eaten fresh, raw or frozen, many contain non-degraded glycogen, particularly in organs like the liver. This then led to even more digging, particularly in terms of the Inuit, and the realization that for decades now, they’ve been touted as confirmation that a chronically very low carbohydrate or ketogenic “lifestyle” is just hunky…Read More
Take 4 minutes to watch a truly eye-popping video that will make the whole subject and importance of Resistant Starch as simple as possible for you—but not too simple. Then, when you begin going through how to incorporate it into your diet, remember that you need to actually have the bacteria present to get the benefit. Some don’t, often because of antibiotic treatments…so pay close attention also to the information about Soil-Based probiotics, a completely different animal from the stuff in yogurt and kefir. Now, get yourself on board. Lots and Lots of Posts; Lots and Lots of Comments Prepare…Read More
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