A questioning and enquiry of our turbulent paternalism, Structural Violence and correctness tug-of-war. Frugality, Authenticity, Individuality, Resilience. Welcome to the Internet’s least visited independent thoughts on wellness and Nutritional Science.
a book less about saving “money”. But a potential saving, reclaiming towards your own “selves”.
Welcome to the Internet’s least visited independent thoughts on wellness and nutritional science.
Are you living towards yourself?
Or away from yourself?
A self-improvement book. Written as Questions-Meet-Answers, as well as dissertation on nutritive possibilities towards self-resilience and philosophical self-authenticity. An imploration for individualised stance in Nutritional Science amidst context/s of Structural Violence and Correctness hierarchical Impositions. This Book is the non-fictional segment / dissertation arm of the parent concept branding initiative This Is™; by Andrew Wiguna / andrewwiguna.com.
An independent critical examination of our state of turbulent living, as “Food for Thoughts” – to implore exploration, revision and reflections of our existential crisis amidst various scientific disagreements and frictions. Less about prescriptions. More about contemplations.
A myriad of topics relevant to our turbulent times in various chapters. Structural Violence, nuanced yet brief understanding of hormonal aspects of Hunger, Starvation and Satiety, various undiscussed insight/s of Ketogenic intervention/s (SKD to CKD), other diagnostic protocols and Intermittent Fasting. Further proposed guidances include Nutritional Journaling, Tracking of Resource Consumption, and Resource Longevity Analysis.
Any individual who maintains and asserts curiosities as means of self-development, away from institutionalised or pedestrian conformities. Whilst the nuanced sections of Ketogenic Intervention (among others) seems overwhelming – they nevertheless serve relevance towards any stage of the reader’s life. This Book shall remain free-to-read; to promote decentralised discussion surrounding presently turbulent receptions of Nutritional Science, Economics and Philosophy.
Only one solution remains proposed.
Dissolution through Self-Enquiry.
This Book may not directly solve all the World’s Problems. Or definitive, one-liner cause behind all metabolic syndromes or sociological malevolence. This Book hypothesizes the only one last biological confounder to all of the above decline/s. The need to self-enquire our Abilities (Biological, physiological, metabolic) and then Liabilities (Structural impositions, subserviences, subscriptions) Ecosystems at interpreting and partitioning what “enough” means.
Compartmentalised through “Ration to Rationale” metaphor as experiencing two cyclically planned episode(s) of Economics: Scarcity versus Abundance.
From Economics, Nutritional Science and Philosophy. This Book is likely received as difficult to read. Because streamlining all the above contemplations in an objectively simplified manner; akin to “xx Rules for all” – becomes exponentially unsolicited or even borderline Utopianist; if it were expected to also remain accountable – towards appealing all metabolic, biological, physiological and sociological confounder/s.
"I would rather have questions that cannot be answered. Rather than answers that cannot be questioned."
Nutrition is the symbiosis to interpretation. Nutrition is the Understanding and Reflecting of how we individually interpret ourselves relative to our environment. Ability at digesting (“partitioning”), the reflecting of that which we receive and then expressed outwardly (“interpretation”) – which ultimately dictates our sustenance. From molecular to sociology.
“Institutions” are created only out of averaged means of solution/s. “Science” in their anointed definition somehow remains immutably / invincibly templated as Totalitarian Objectivity of “Facts“. Rather than subjective open books of variable “Interpretations”. In the “hope” for “containing” ever so complex contextual variabilities, this quickly becomes unrealistic optimism in blind faith. If not, transcending towards genocidal singularity, without subjectivity.
Many people remain unfortunately instilled with relaxed assumption such that “Common Sense”, “Willpower” or “Humility” should remain immutable on Religious ambiguity, seemingly that of infinite “moral charity”. This Book, on the other hand implores re-defining these from Physical, Biological and Nutritional compartmentalisation perspective – of what “sufficiency” means by respecting that anything is finite to interpretation.
Ultimately readers are left with this one question. Are they happy remaining as Statistical Followers; allowing linearity to override each of their own individuality or agency? Or are they Authentic Explorers of each of their own biological reasoning?
This Book never proclaim itself as “the” panacea out of simply one (1) anecdote experience. It merely suggests one last possible philosophy to challenge our existing notions of “common-sense”, “everything-in-moderation” and/or statistical paternalism. If any “diets” work, or any “interventions” work, yet nothing works “forever”, it is not so far fetched to suggest perhaps any ideas, or dogmas – are subject to cyclical contexts. Once an individual have experienced frequent enough thematical experience(s) inbetween Scarcity and Abundance – one is likely to have reconciled their biological coping mechanisms at interpreting what enough means. Contentment, with lesser Contempts. Convictions, with lesser Confusions.
Prescribing to so called one “diet for all” or one “belief for all” to linearity, ever after; is an assured statistical mediocrity. Yet we glamourise this Paternalism somehow to delusional heights; prescribing it as panacea against all Scientific turbulences no matter how “unique”. This Author indeed never proclaims Scientific clairvoyance nor arrogance. Pragmatic or terminal contingencies nevertheless remains encouraged and exercised. This is explicitly stressed within the manuscript repeatedly and within the Disclaimer section prior to the contents.
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An independent, decentralised, anecdotal discussion of Advanced Glycation End Products. 4,000 words of dissertation, pragmatic workarounds, and supplementations with 70+ open-source research references cited.
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"You are what you save from what you eat."
~ Jeff Volek (Ph.D., R.D.)