The Wellness Project
You have no aches or pains, no lingering injuries or chronic diseases. You have loads of energy, a cheery disposition, and an endless reserve of mental acuity and emotional stability. Your weight is optimal and consistent. You never get sick.
To achieve this ideal state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, you take no medications. You eat whatever you want. Maybe you even drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, sleep too little, work too much in a stressful environment surrounded by toxic materials, and you don’t get any exercise. Yet you still feel great. And you live to be 106. You can’t understand why other people are constantly struggling to lose 20 pounds, coughing and sniffling, and complaining about their lower backs.
Through extraordinary luck in the random lottery of genetic mutation, you have acquired the evolutionary makeup that perfectly matches modern society’s environment. You are the survivor of today’s environment; you are an evolutionary winner.
You should not waste your time on this website. You have more fun things to do.
The rest of us, though, are in a vastly different circumstance. Over the course of the past 100,000 generations since the evolution of our species, we evolved eating a certain type of diet, living in a certain type of environment, ingesting and processing certain types of toxins, and fighting off certain types of illnesses.
Those of us whose evolutionary lineage survived through these 100,000 generations are those whose ancestors had best adapted to that environment; those who had not adapted died off, and their genetic lineage ended.
After 99,600 of those 100,000 generations of adaptation, we got too cocky. We took liberties. (Perhaps because our evolutionary success had led to larger brains, and more complex thought, including hubris.) We replaced almost everything we once ate with something new; we changed the chemical composition of the air we breathe; we started brushing our teeth and consuming antibiotics and washing our hair, injecting ourselves with mercury and surrounding ourselves with flame-retardants. We domesticated and milked animals and we farmed; we processed grains and caught fish. After a few thousand years worth of such advances – or rather experiments, or mistakes – we had created a totally different environment, replacing the one to which we’d adapted with one that’s foreign. With one that’s toxic..
We did this all very quickly, from an evolutionary standpoint. Evolution is slow. Our species has not had remotely enough time to adapt to the new environment that we created. And so our bodies spend most of their energy fighting off the toxins that we are biologically unequipped to repel: not only the well-known poisons such as alcohol and carbon monoxide but also modern conveniences like factory-baked bread and bottled water, plus such clandestine bodily invasions as amalgam tooth fillings, root canals, and electromagnetic fields. These are not what our bodies evolved to handle.
And so we weigh more than we should, or, occasionally, less than we should. We are tired and irritable, or constantly getting over a cold. We contract auto-immune diseases. We are susceptible to bacterial infections and viruses. We develop cancer and have heart attacks. And our medical professions – these immense industries – are dedicated to fighting a vast array of illnesses (or merely the many symptoms of our varied illnesses). We are a sick species, and medicine is not making us better; in fact, it’s making us worse.
The book The Wellness Project: A Rocket Scientist’s Blueprint for Health is a radically different way of looking at our health, by a radically different type of health author: a rocket scientist.
The author, a NASA spacecraft designer, inventor, lawyer, entrepreneur, and science researcher, embarked on a twenty year research project to determine how the human body could remain healthy for the longest possible time. You do not need a background in science to understand The Wellness Project because it is based on common sense, backed by more than 350 references. The diet section of the book does not resemble any diet in print, and yet is backed by the largest “clinical study” in human history. Read about the one diet that works for all human beings and is nature’s solution to an omnivore’s dilemma. Find out why eating three kinds of soil components can be important to maintain your health, and how certain types of emotional detoxification can speed up the removal of physical toxins from our body. This book also includes sections on lifestyle and our environment, proving that staying healthy is not rocket science!
The need is urgent: medicine doesn’t work, but nature does.
Let’s face it: the conventional health community has a woefully disappointing record of accomplishment. Can we really not prevent cancer? Really? And perhaps just as importantly: Can we really trust the health community to devote itself to our well-beingâ€”to our wellest beingâ€”when their business depends on the contrary? The very term “healthcare” is the product of spin doctors. What healthcare? We don’t have healthcare, we have illness maintenance, based on symptom suppression. But, you say, don’t we live longer? Longevity is no longer a measure of health, but a tribute to being kept alive in a prolonged state of unwellness. How many people do you know who are not taking drugs to control symptoms of pain, allergies, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, respiratory distress, cholesterol issues, depression, anxiety, hormonal disruptions, elevated blood sugar, andâ€¦ andâ€¦ and. That doesn’t even include the biggies of cancer and heart disease.
On the other hand, the fields that do have impressive track records in producing positive results are the space program and the consumer-electronics industryâ€”my fields of expertise. It was a mere seven years from John Kennedy’s promise to send a man to the moon until that giant step for mankind was actually taken; it was a scant two decades from the Betamax videotape recorder to WiFi streaming video.
Holistic practitioners. Herbal supplements. Raw food. Detoxification cleanses. Americans are exploring every corner of the health, nutrition, and fitness worlds, now that we’ve realized that the medical community and agribusiness are not predicated on our best interests as human beings; after all, illness is goodâ€”in fact, it’s essentialâ€”for business. And now that our bodies have alerted us via exploding rates of autism and food allergies, of mutating and untreatable bacteria, and of other horrifying health developments. So we’re embracing alternatives to traditional approaches at ever increasing rates.
The number of books on the market in health, nutrition, fitness, and related topics is huge, and the majority are devoted to weight-loss programs based on diet and exercise. Many are written by health professionals citing dozens of “success stories,” but in the end none of them work, as clearly evidenced by the never-ending supply of “new” diet and fitness books. My approach is to duplicate the wellness program supported by the largest field trials in the history of our species: 99,000 generations involving millions of people. The success rate is self-evident. Without success, none of us would be here today! I did not design this program, Nature did; I merely uncovered it through twenty years of research, supported by hundreds of scientific references. My solution to the healthcare crisis is to opt out of it by maintaining my health, using Nature as my guide. That is the essence of The Wellness Project.
The premise is compelling.
It took 2.5 million years for Homo erectus to walk upright all the way from Africa to the frozen-food section of the American supermarket. For 2.49 million of those years, he lived in a relatively unchanged environment, eating a consistent diet. His body, his brain, his being adapted to that environment and that diet. Paleopathologists have shown that contrary to the myths we grew up with, at that time (400 generations ago) he was healthier than we are today . He was on average taller than us and had stronger bones and perfect teeth; his short lifespan was unrelated to disease, caused mostly by predators and accidents.
And then he went ahead and changed the whole world, as well as everything he put into his body. Today, his body no longer recognizes his world and his food as advantageous; he has surrounded himselfâ€”and filled himselfâ€”with toxins. His body treats these toxins exactly as it should: as poisons, thus taxing his defense system in a never-ending state of war against his intakes. So instead of subduing and preventing illness, his defense system is overwhelmed by the permanent war against toxins.
Participating in The Wellness Project may be a major weapon in that war. You might want to consider joining others in following a program designed by Nature to restore and maintain health.