Saturday, 15 April 2017

30 Day Cowlean Challenge, Day Twenty-Six: Who I Follow


Hi guys,


Weigh-in: 206 lbs
Calories: 3600

Today I want to run you through the people I actually pay attention to in this world. Here’s a clue: it’s not Men’s Health! The great thing about the internet is the freedom it gives, and if there’s a niche then it’s likely that someone is filling it. While the big names have important things to say (otherwise they wouldn’t be big names), it really is possible to find a writer/blogger/podcaster/youtuber/etc who truly speaks to you. These are a few of the people I looked up to when I got into health shenanigans, and still follow today.


1- Abel James, Fat Burning Man: http://fatburningman.com/


Abel’s show is what got me into the Paleo and Ancestral Health movement to begin with. He doesn’t push the ketogenic line that I’m more interested in now, but he’s a great place for people to start. Combining a silky smooth voice with friendly interviews, it’s easy to see how he’s become so popular. Abel’s podcasts, blogs and books are an excellent place for a beginner.


2- Dave Asprey, Bulletproof: https://blog.bulletproof.com/


Dave’s stuff is more up my street now; his content and products are excellent for any stage of the health journey and his work introduced me to biohacking and proper supplementation. Anyone at the intermediate and advanced stages of their health journey would do well to pay attention to him, because as well as starting advice, he gives excellent directions on truly optimising how you feel and perform.




Mark’s daily blogging is what provided the inspiration for this blog and the current series we’re on. What I especially love about his work is that a) there’s so much of it and his website is a treasure trove, and b) as an ex-athlete he can confidently speak about training while on a low-carb high-fat diet. I would check out his work especially for the exercise component.


4- Carl Totton & Tod Perry, What’s This Tao All About: http://whatsthistao.com/


This is admittedly a left-field recommendation but I’m not shying away. The podcast is all about Taoism with Carl taking on the role of mentor and Tod the knowledge-seeking everyman. Spirituality becomes a part of many people’s health journeys because at the end of the day you want to feel your best. Gaining new perspective on life is part of that. Carl’s teaching is fantastic; he’s the sort of person you wish you had as a mentor.


5- Pedram Shojai; https://theurbanmonk.com/


Before I head off I want to give a quick mention to Pedram Shojai for his work. He used to be a student of Carl’s and has taken his teachings forward and applied them to a hectic life. Before anyone turns their nose up, just remember how many studies are coming out now “discovering” how effective things like meditation are. In lots of ways, the west is limited by the scientific method and is only now catching up with eastern traditions.


Until tomorrow,

Cowlean

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