European Health Part 3 – Herbalism

In this post I would like to talk about herbs. Herbs for medicinal purposes as well as herbs for life in general. There is a specific type of herb I would like to talk about and these are called adaptogens.

I have been studying herbs for over a year now, this obviously includes experimenting and consistently taking them as well. Most of us know there are medicinal herbs out there that can replace modern garbage medicine and we should seek them out and use them as much as possible. However I found something called adaptogenic herbs.

Adaptogenic herbs help the body adapt to stress, support metabolic function and restore balance. They increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional and environmental stress. They restore balance of the endocrine hormones, modulate immune system and allow body to maintain optimal homeostasis. (yes I am copying somewhat from a book)

One of the definitions of an adaptogen is….an agent that allows the body to counter adverse physical, chemical or biological stressors by raising non-specific resistance toward such stress, thus allowing the organism to adapt. (as said by Dr. Nikolai Lazerev in 1947.)

Most of these herbs are non toxic and can be taken everyday for the most part. Obviously you should do your research and find out whether or not you are in a certain physical state or circumstance that says otherwise. I will not go into too much detail on every single aspect but I will try to give an overview.

Adaptogens act by stimulating the body’s non specific stress response via the hypothalamic-pituitary (HPA) axis and sympathoadrenal system. They affect the brain, nerves, endocrine glands and immune system by helping re-regulate normalize and enhance function.

So basically these herbs are essential and should be considered as apart of our daily lives as foods. They are multi-purpose which means they can calm and provide energy at the same time. They are good for sex hormones, stamina, muscle mass, endurance etc. Some of these herbs are even considered as natural alternatives to steroids. These herbs help in dealing with stress in a healthy and balanced way w/o damaging the body too much because your body now has these tools for dealing with the stress.

These herbs have changed my life and how I handle things, not to mention the changes they have made on my muscle building and stamina! ( I often feel like I can workout for days on end w/o stopping!) They also help with recovery as well. There are so many things these herbs can do for you, I could go on and on….

I will instead name a few that grow native in Europe along with the ones I take as well as a short overview on what they have been researched to do. I will also encourage you to study these as well. All you would have to do is simply type in adaptogens in the book section on amazon and I am sure you will find plenty of resources.

Licorice root : It is native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. The greek botanist Theophrastus mentioned that the root grown in Scythia are very sweet and are used to treat people with dry coughs and respiratory diseases. ( I will mention the mostly adaptogenic qualities of these herbs, but know that they have many other health benefits)

Licorice is reported to strengthen the bones, enhance muscle growth and strength. It is also used for people with adrenal fatigue, tiredness upon waking, elevated cortisol and blood sugar levels and frequent colds.

It is very sweet and is used and an infuser when mixed with other herbs as in, it strengthens the affect of other herbs. Its quite delicious but be moderate (like everything) because it can elevate blood pressure levels.

Reishi Mushroom : It grows all around the world including Europe. There are 3 different colors of this mushroom but I will not go to far into detail on all colors but will give an overview instead. It can be used for people with anxiety, insomnia, bad dreams, moodiness, listlessness and poor memory. It can be used with other nervines, adpatogenic or sedative herbs as well. Fatigue, weakness, shortness ofbreath, neurasthenia and dizziness. This mushroom has cancer fighting compounds as well among many other things. The affects are mild and cumulative but it will improve adrenocortial function and relieve stress.

This herb is a very relaxing herb and I drink it before I go to sleep. It, like all other herbs I will mention, are great for your immune system, which suffers during stress. This is why people are more likely to getting sick when they are stressed. every organ in our body is connected.

Rhodiola: It is native to the northern hemisphere like Canada, Scandinavia and Siberia. It is found in higher elevations in the Alps, Pyrenes and the Carpathian Mountains in Europe. THIS IS MY FAVORITE ONE!

Rhodiola was popular among our Viking ancestors who used it to enhance physical endurance and mental endurance. It is listed as an herb for the nervous system and as an anti-depressant. It has been used for decades in traditional medicine in Russia, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany and Iceland. It enhances alertness, reduce fatigue, improve memory and depressed mental states. Its also known to help with adhd. It keeps the hormones in balance while heping both male and female reproduction system.

This herb is amazing. Having been taking it for some time now, I am very calm, cool, calculated and focused. It helps a bunch with my endurance, I often do not know when to stop working out! My muscle mass has improved as well as the loss of excess fat. I highly recommend this herb to any European looking to be in tip top condition for life. I mix it with licorice root and another herb called chaga mushroom which I will go over in the next bit. I drink it 3x a day and I have felt all of the benefits from it.

Chaga Mushroom: Chaga has been a folk remedy in Northern European Lands for quite some time. It is extremely rich in anit-oxidants, it is an immune system booster, it has anti-cancer properties, it supports your digestive system, it promotes great skin health protecting from uv rays and helping with skin irritations like acne, excema and so on, it works very well for relieving stress and giving you energy and relaxation all at the same, great for your cardio vascular system and great for your liver as well.

This is a great herb I drink it 3x a day and I feel the energy/calmness at the same time. Its very interesting how this herb works.

In todays world stress it is very common just like cancer is. Being that we are around all of these plastic, synthetic and unnatural…things, we are succeptable to many different chemicals and illnesses.These herbs should be considered food along with the rest of your healthy foods, they are not separate.

I wanted to share these herbs with my European blood because I want to see our race thrive and survive in this world. I see too many Europeans wasting away in the modern world. To those of us Europeans who are already on the path to a healthy life, I wish to share this information to you so that your well being may be enhanced and that of our children or future children. In this way we may become closer to our deities, become higher men and women, to be super human, to be gods/goddesses on earth!

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Apollo, god of health and medicine.

Hail to Apollo, to our health, to medicine and to Europe!

European Health Part 2 – Physical

In my last post I talked about native hunter gatherer foods of Europe and how we should be eating these foods for better health and to bring us closer to how our ancestors lived. A hunter gatherer diet keeps us away from the processed, GMO garbage food that our world makes readily available to us. Eating seeds, nuts, wild good organic meat, veggies and fruits will ensure our minds and our bodies are in tip top shape, its simply how we are supposed to eat. Not only will our bodies be in great condition on the inside but also on the outside. We will be stronger, faster, more agile and much better at surviving in battle if need be. A good clean eating diet should be supplemented with physical activity and/or exercise. We will talk about this in this post.

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” Healthy Europeans”

Awhile ago I took a fitness training class which taught me a lot in regards to the how important physical activity is. Not just for the body but the mind as well. In my teens I was a drug user (very heavily) and upon coming out of that darkness fitness was the key and the light, so to speak. I have been studying fitness for at least 3.5 years and there are many things id like to discuss on this topic.

First of all id like to point out that in the above picture (I know it is a cartoon and might not be 100% to the tee an exact replica of how our ancestors looked but it is a good enough example) that none of those men above are obese (of course) but also none of them are HUGE! As in overflowing with extreme muscle mass like the grotesque body builders of today. So id like to talk about what kind of physical excercises are functional and necessary for health and for strength.

Personally from research and experience, I do not believe that traditional weight lifting is at all necessary. Our ancestors did not lift weights up and down while looking into a mirror. Vanity was of no concern when it came to physical health. Our ancestors did not lift weights the way we do today but they DID lift heavy objects and had the strength to do so.

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I understand this may look like a strong man, but hes only good at lifting weights, he cannot run and would not have much stamina in war. Not to mention all the food he has to eat to keep himself this way, there would be no food left for his wife and kids or the tribe for that matter. Which in turn would affect his energy while out on the hunt for the mass food he needs to fuel all of that useless muscle.

I absolutely rule out bodybuilding as a means to achieve physical health, plus body building is pure vanity nothing more. There is no functionality in bodybuilding.

Now the next best thing in my opinion would be Olympic style lifting. Many of the moves in Olympic training are somewhat functional to a degree. Squats, deadlifts, bench press and shoulder presses are not bad for your body per se. But the weight used for these movements (can go from 200 to 800lbs) and the repetition range for these movements are usually a 1 rep max or maybe 2-3. These are considered explosive and powerful movements. But my question again when are you ever going to need to move 800lbs while laying on your back one time? Why would you ever need to squat 1000lbs one time in your life?

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This is very impressive, I do not doubt that and many of these Olympic lifters are in phenomenal shape (vainly speaking) but I am just not sure why I would need to hold that much weight over my head on purpose in a real life situation. Olympic lifting helps you become better at….Olympic lifting.

So again, I must rule out Olympic lifting purely in itself as necessary for functional strength. Another point id like to bring up is the fact that what if you do not have access to these heavy weights and bars? How about the solar storm that could possible melt these weights? What then?

I believe that the most functional excercises we should be doing involve our own bodyweight, plyometrics, cardio (running, sprinting, walking, climbing, jumping) combat training( wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, knife fighting and even sword fighting) and most importantly pure physical labor work! Digging, lifting, moving, holding, dumping and etc. Our ancestors were always on the move! Hunting for large game, building, digging holes and not to mention the may contests were they competed in physical activity. I am not saying weight resistance training is bad, but doing a slow bicep curl is not useful to your health.

I do 1000 push ups a day or less depending on the type of pushing I Am working up to, I practice boxing, kickboxing, knife fighting, sword fighting etc. My workout regimens consist of body weight excercises such as pull ups, push ups, burpees, sit ups, dips, jumps. bodyweight squats etc. I have a heavy bag that I lift from the bottom, pick up and slam on the ground for 5 minutes. There are so many forms of push ups, squats, burpees, pull ups, you name it.  Get creative! You can gain a lot with as minimal equipment as possible, making you reliant on your self and your immediate possessions to help get yourself in shape! Tire flips, sledge hammer swing, chopping wood, moving logs, stacking logs, work work work! Get out of the house, improve your outside property find something hard and labourious to do.

I think combat training is very important and extremely taxing on the body. This you can do anywhere. Shadowbox in your room for 30 minutes (or better yet outside) and then do a bunch of bodyweight excercises after. Create your own workout routine. Oh let me not forget to mention swimming! DO THAT!

Our forbears were in very great mental and physical shape, they did not live the lives we do today, sitting in front of a tv, sitting at a desk, sleeping for hours on end, or lifting unnecessarily heavy weights in a mirror and than flexing for a crowd of people.

We Europeans must return to our old ways if we want to survive and to become better. Our forebears knew much more than we did, they lived simpler and lived healthier. Let us return to the ancient! Let us awaken our ancestors inside us by getting away from the easy life of this world, look inside and find the deities inside of you, take one good look at our gods and goddesses and you will know what to do!

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” Perun! Slavic equivalent to Thor”

" Lada, the beautiful Slavic goddess of fertility"

” Lada, the beautiful Slavic goddess of fertility”

Hail to All Europeans!

European Health

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Health is extremely important for the European especially living in this processed world. Just about everyone of these modern new improvements like plastics, pesticides, GMOs, polyester fabric, microwave, cell phones and so on, are affecting our health very negatively. They are destroying our brains and our bodies making us dumb, fat, lazy and unhealthy meat sacks closer to disease and death day by day.

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I would like to speak specifically about food in general. I, being into health and fitness for quite some time, have tried many different forms of eating as far as specific food types. One in particular I tried was called the “Paleo Diet”. This is even called sometimes the “Caveman Diet” based on what they think man universally ate as a hunter-gatherer. Along with this diet comes the supposed research that after the homo sapiens came “out of Africa” and went through the Neanderthal “stage”, that we (every human) ate things such as meat, fruit, veggies,eggs and nuts. While the “out of Africa” theory is complete nonsense, the diet that is proposed has some validity when it comes to how I believe Europeans should eat.

The European man was a hunter-gatherer and did eat such things like wild game meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. The European should also today eat this way, to eat and live as our ancestors did. But I also would like to incorporate foods native to Europe exclusively. Many fruits around the world are healthy for man to eat, however, I highly doubt the European had bannanas on their diet, simply because they do not grow or are native to our land.

I think the European hunter-gatherer diet is ideal for Europeans simply because this is what our ancestors ate therefore I believe it should fit in with Europeans today as well.

I have made a list of native foods to Europe and these foods also originated in Europe, now our goal of course is to grow our foods and raise these animals ourselves and while this is being done it would be ideal to buy these foods locally from small farms or if you do not have this option, be sure buy from trusted health food stores near you. Buy organic and when it comes to meat and eggs, make sure they are pasture raised and humanely raised as well. Again I have nothing against foods from other parts of the earth but I simply would like to present foods native to our lands. ( I exclude dairy of course)

  • turnips
  • cabbage
  • cucumber
  • grapes
  • chestnuts
  • asparagus
  • apples
  • pears
  • raspberries
  • black currant
  • angelica
  • parsnips
  • mustard greens
  • radish
  • rapeseed
  • strawberries
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • kale
  • brussel sprouts
  • walnuts
  • fennel
  • catnip
  • caper
  • centarium
  • pomegranate
  • peaches
  • lettuce
  • lemon
  • cherries
  • plums
  • blackberries
  • blood orange
  • carrots
  • celery
  • chard
  • collard greens
  • onions
  • deer
  •  fish(cod, salmon, halibut, trout)
  • cattle
  • rabbit
  • reindeer
  • not sure if chickens are native or not but I will include them and their eggs.

Im sure there are more to name but this is what have so far. The agricultural farming European did not come until he came back from Africa a bit more racially mixed, however we don’t necessarily have the option to purely “hunt and gather” although we still can to some degree. We can mix both farming techniques and hunting and gathering for our food.

I will cont. more European health posts including fitness, medicinal herbs and as well as providing sentiments on what ideologies are unhealthy for the European man…..

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” A popular and destructive virus to the European”

Not only should we live as our pagan forefathers did mentally in our worldview, but in physical health as well.

“The healthy European!
I don’t see obesity anywhere in this picture, do you?”

To our health, our deities and to Europe!