I wasn’t. As the universe does, it gave me all those different signs leading towards meditation. I was introduced to the Somadome by a doctor friend, and as soon as I found it I knew that was the solution for me. I needed the experience of getting in a machine and putting on headphones in order to get committed to it.
What’s up next, post manifestation?
Then I hit the gym every day around 7:30. I do natural body weight exercises, moving, stretches, rolling out. It really is just your own natural movements. It’s all just breathing and movement. I believe the true path to a pain-free, high-energy extraordinary life is the relationship between your neuromuscular structure and your skeletal structure. That’s the root cause of almost all of the body’s dysfunction, whether that’s inflammation, nerve pain, aches. Everything I do with my physical body is about making sure my muscles are firing properly. I’ve watched my bloodwork completely change by just re-engineering the firing systems between my muscle and skeletal structure, and from seeing the functionality of the body go to a more natural state.
There’s two therapies I triangulated called NeuroKinetic therapy and Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex therapy. I have a doctor who I work out with five days a week. When I work out, I’m testing the functionality of these muscles. You can test every muscle in your body, and it will tell you it’s hypertonic (dead), or it’s firing normally. I track all dysfunction and correct it anytime it builds up in my system. It’s this cutting-edge way of building and working on your body while making sure quantitatively that there’s no dysfunction .
Does every day involve cardio, or are some just stretching?
Some days it’s just stretching and sauna. I like to load up on electrolytes—really trying to keep the system as clean as possible. That all plays a part in the total functionality of how the whole system works so that everything works together more effortlessly.
How does food factor into that?
I wanna just be clean. I’m realistic—for me this is just light protein, greens, and a bit of rice. I eat at 11 and 5 o’clock each day, and depending on how I feel in the afternoon I’ll have a snack in between. I try not to eat between 5 and 11. It allows you to get this incredible night of sleep, because your body isn’t trying to work while you’re sleeping, it can just recover.
I supplement that diet with a shake that has all of the nutrients I may have missed through the food, supporting my muscles and tendons and ligaments. My baseline vitamins are vitamin c, glutathione, zinc. I take these in liquid form from a vitamin called Manna, which is a lysosome encapsulation that basically allows your body to absorb so much more of the nutrient. Instead of a regular omega I use Elysium’s Matter, which is a much more available omega along with B vitamins and antioxidants. That’s my multivitamin, if you will, a really high-end bioavailability combination. I add a collagen supplement, which has vitamin C and other things to synthesize the collagen and support the tendons and ligaments, and just a regular protein. I use a super-green mix on top of that, then I blend all of that together for my daily super-shake.
How did you start educating yourself about this lifestyle?
I used to do these extraordinary workouts where I would wear a heart monitor and do these circuit workouts that included running hills and lifting. I hated that there was nothing validating how hard I was trying. So I created a system to track effort: the heart monitor would show me what percentage of time I was above anaerobic threshold. So if I took the time I was above anaerobic threshold against the amount of time it took me to do the circuit, what would pop out is my effort number. I got in the most insane possible shape a human being can get into. But I ached. I always had plantar fasciitis, my one hamstring would always pop, my trap muscle was always achy, I had nerve pain in my glutes…I was, like, at 38 years old this can’t be. I’m in the best shape of my life, and I’m just achy all the time.