by Greg Perry
Barbers don’t seem to go around talking bad about bald people all the time. They have more class than most of the medical community and its willing accomplices in the media.
Healthy people don’t make for good news. Healthy people don’t make good customers for the medical industry. To the media and medical community, healthy people should be shunned.
Enter P. D. Mangan
My new health guru, whose articles I read daily, runs the brilliant Rogue Health and Fitness site. There, P.D. practices what he preaches. He walks the walk, is 64, and one of the healthiest men alive today.
Although each and every one of his daily articles (you can subscribe to them free here) are packed with wisdom, one this week struck me as exceptionally insightful. Instead of focusing on health, especially for men, which he usually does so well, P. D. Mangan focused on the media’s reaction to health.
Read his brilliance for yourself (I’m grateful for the permission P.D. Mangan gave me to show you this):
|Why a Tech Billionaire is Being Attacked for His Health Routine
The media is in meltdown mode over Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter.
In an interview, he revealed that he eats a whole food, paleo diet, eats one meal a day, fasts regularly, and takes ice baths and saunas.
On Twitter itself, people are saying he has an “eating disorder”. Others are asking why rich people and tech leaders fall for “bro science”.
They can’t stand it that Dorsey not only has done his homework, but has the discipline to execute.
Dorsey is 43 years old, and has a net worth of over $5 billion.
If a wealthy, intelligent man is doing something different for his health and I hadn’t heard of it before, personally I’d be interested.
But most people just seem to think it’s all too weird.
Most of what Dorsey does is solidly grounded in science.
For example, he doesn’t eat ultra-processed food, which as you know from these newsletters, is one of the biggest sources of ill health.
A ketogenic diet – and by fasting as much as he does, Dorsey is all but guaranteed to be in ketosis much of the time – treats or many chronic diseases such as dementia and type 2 diabetes, and extends lifespan in lab animals. (Roberts, Megan N., et al. “A ketogenic diet extends longevity and healthspan in adult mice.” Cell Metabolism 26.3 (2017): 539-546.)
Intermittent fasting has solid health benefits, even if the same amount of food is eaten. (Hatori, Megumi, et al. “Time-restricted feeding without reducing caloric intake prevents metabolic diseases in mice fed a high-fat diet.” Cell Metabolism 15.6 (2012): 848-860.)
Dorsey also does high-intensity exercise for 7 minutes daily, and walks an hour to work.
He takes ice baths, alternating with a sauna, both of which have proven health benefits. (Laukkanen, Jari A., Tanjaniina Laukkanen, and Setor K. Kunutsor. “Cardiovascular and other health benefits of sauna bathing: a review of the evidence.” Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Vol. 93. No. 8. Elsevier, 2018.)
Basically, Dorsey has likely seen behind the curtain and understands that following government-approved health advice has made the country overweight and unhealthy.
And he does not want that for himself.
I will grant that his routine is a strict one.
But then, you don’t get to be a multi-billionaire without a fair amount of discipline.
The media and commentators seem to believe that everyone should follow the government food pyramid and eat 6 meals and snacks daily. Anyone who deviates is labeled a weirdo with “orthorexia”.
Instead of denouncing him, maybe people can learn from Dorsey.
Dorsey lives deliberately, not buffeted about by what everyone else is doing.
And he’s applied that deliberateness to his health.
His program bears a strong resemblance to my own – albeit mine is geared more towards people who live a more ordinary life, like myself.
I won’t say that this routine will get you billions of dollars – but it couldn’t hurt.
I’d be surprised if what Dorsey eats is much different from what I recommend in The World’s Simplest Fat Loss Plan.
His HIIT routine is a subset of One-Hour Fitness.
Peace and health.
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