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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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Italy’s Giorgia Meloni Crushes The Global Elite Left: “They Pretend We Are Stupid”

At 45, Giorgia Meloni would still be pretty hot if she was 35. I woke up to some great news...perfectly in the tradition of Brexit, Donald Trump, and Hungary's Viktor Orbá prominent challenges to the Global Elite Left. ...And we've...

POLITICAL RANT: How Much Truth Can You Handle? What’s Going on in The World?

Rather than entitle the thing "roundup," which I kinda hate, Im picking the most clickbait title from all the roundup stuff. Did it work? Would you have just passed on by, but just had to click in? ...Mostly more videos...

12 Questions Of Life: 12 Answers in Rapid Succession, All with a Cool Intro.

I'm breaking my own rule about doing single posts for a single video, but this one was a treat shooting and then editing and weirdly, I didn't even feel like doing it; whereas, I usually do. I'm usually quite exuberant,...

Visceral Chemistry Comes First When Women Size Up Men For Romance. What Comes Next?

Borgund Stave Church, Norway If you ask me what the cover image is all about, juxtaposed with the title and in particular, the general subject: male-female physical attraction—"chemistry," as it were—I couldn't tell you. The truth is that I scrolled...

15 Ways To Improve Life Today — (In Exactly 187.5 Minutes)

Doing the maths, that's just a smidgen over 3 hours. The Godfather is 2 hours and 55 minutes...and while my 3 hours of footage in 15 videos shot, edited, produced, and published over the last week won't give you any...

The Secret For a Man: How To Get That Initial Positive Visceral Reaction From a Woman

This post roughly falls under my series of posts, What Caused My 40% Hormone Increase? (I changed out the T-word in there because of the maternal spam filters...) This was something I was informed of, but didn't think much about...

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International Living By Geoarbitrage

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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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What Caused My 40% Testosterone Increase?

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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Permanent Crisis Is The New Normal — Prosper Anyway

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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How Wheat Went From Superfood To Liability

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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Gut Bugs, Probiotics, Prebiotics…And how our microbes make us who we are

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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Paleogate: Loren Cordain’s Honey Coverup

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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Leaving The Inuit Behind: Hormesis For The Rest Of Us

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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A Gut Microbiome, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Resistant Starch Primer

By Richard Nikoley Free The Animal

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…

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The Regularly Scheduled Sunday Roundup — September 4th

In an endeavor to add some structure to this 19 year old blog with its...

A Roundup: The Breakup Explained; Tongue Lashing A Chiropractor; Reducing Rent 70%; and Wrong About My Weight Loss

Well I think I have too many videos to do individual posts on each one....

Week 3 of EASY No-Alcohol; an Update With a Surprise Pretty Thai Lady Guest

You won't believe how pretty Sureerat is at the age of 41. "41?" you'll ask....

I Was Unequivocally Right About Every Single Thing (maks, lockdowns, jabs, etc.) The Whole Time

Is it not the height of presumptuousness, pretentiousness, and puerility to take another to task...

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness: Everyone’s Take is Wrong. How To Assess It Correctly

Dad texted me: Richard just had a thought, we're here at Pismo Beach on a...

My Persistence: Taking Big-Tech Microsoft To Task Pays Off

Remember the days when you could get a customer-service rep on the phone...or even better,...
Young woman stand in the room open curtain seeing the beautiful sunrise

My EASY Freedom From Alcohol After Two Decades of Failure

Been there done that. Didn't work for me. These are the things we tell ourselves...

The Thai Girl from Isan Got Me Good. My Funny Story About How I Called Her Bluff

She's a doll, isn't she? One theme in this video is that I keep having...

Pattaya at Night – A Tour of Walking Street, Soi 6, and Soi Buakhao

In 1986 the USS Reeves arrived, at anchor, just off Pattaya Beach, Thailand. Legendary throughout...

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