Holistic A-Hole 1st Blog

Warrior 2, holistic health

Hello world!

That’s the default blog post you get with every WordPress install. However, I believe it does aptly describe my thoughts about what to write about in this first blog post. I’ve been mulling over whether to start a blog in the first place for a while. I do weekly podcasts, videos and regularly find my way into social media arguments. So do I really need another medium to tackle? The long and short answer is both YES!

The fact is this site is more than just a blog, it’s a culmination of everything Holistic A-Hole. Over the last few years I’ve fallen headfirst into this world of health and in the last year specifically, I’ve been fortunate enough to work towards becoming a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and I’ll have the official certification next month.

As I’ve learned more about health, especially in studying anatomy and physiology Im astounded at how much incorrect health information is available to people, how many charlatans are making money off of incorrect health info, and how many actual DOCTORS are pushing this wrong info.

More than anything I empathize with you, dear reader, future A-Hole, who has to try and sift through this nonsense while trying to understand multiple sides of these health debates that are all somehow backed by real science. Real science that is many times funded and manipulated by giant corporations who sell food, supplements, and pharmaceuticals.

So really, is it any surprise that Americans spend the most money in the world on healthcare (and it isn’t even close), yet we’re near the bottom in overall health?

How can we be healthy when we’ve got obesity, crash diets, a mental health crisis, pharmaceutical lobbyists, doctors who know nothing about nutrition, a health insurance cartel, industry-funded science, and a mainstream media whose job is to push it all on you with clickbait headlines?

This is not to say there aren’t people out there doing good work. In fact, nothing has motivated me more than the functional health and integrative health movements that are becoming more accepted. These fields believe that the body is capable of healing itself through diet, lifestyle, and self-care. I whole-heartedly believe this. While people are stressing about which Obamacare plan will bankrupt them first and running to the nearest pharmacy to get their flu shot, I’m sitting back using all that money I saved on things I love to do while not getting the flu in 10 years… which was, coincidentally the last time I got the flu shot.

So this is who I am and what I am about. This blog will be my life for a long time. I want to bring you the best and most accurate info I can in the most brutally honest way I can. There are a lot of health bloggers out there that believe in being kind and gentle, I don’t buy into that method at all. I believe we’re on the cusp of a major health catastrophe, and as far as I’m concerned, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. – re: Pottenger’s Cats. If the fear of you or your children, or your children’s children not being able to live a long healthy life doesn’t motivate you to part of the solution, than you will be part of the problem.

I encourage you to join my email list and stay afloat on whatever channel is most convenient for you whether it’s the blog, podcast, or videos as I will never pull a punch or not be 100% fully honest with you. This is my mission and I’m happy you’ve made all the way through this rambly first post. I look forward to serving you and growing as voice in the functional health movement. So pull yourself up by the bootstraps and stop being a little bitch. I love you.

Erik
The Holistic A-Hole

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