Welcome to the Internet’s least visited independent thoughts on wellness and decentralised Nutritional Science. The eight (8) starting food for thoughts below is reserved for new prospective visitors to this concept initiative. This Page is subject to periodical revisions overtime for clarity.
1/8 What this Book offers.
This Book / the Parent Manuscript (Nutritional Humility™) is based on true, on-going life account of nutritional frugality under on-going / persistent Structural Impositions, alongside that as contemplative assertion against Scientific Authoritarianism. Through the lens of the freelance creative designer and aspiring author – Andrew Wiguna (andrewwiguna.com). Since inception in December 2015 under former title “Humility Through Frugality”, both its manuscript and its blog remained since then free for open viewing, reviewing and sharing.
The Parent Book / Manuscript is not Gospel. Neither it is objectively prescriptive. But of all – remains contemplative and honouring to that of individual contextual concerns. Whenever people seek for “Health” advice – they look for simplified, instant gratification. Sadly, neither This Book nor its parent concept initiative – offer such an alluring outcome. It instead encourages a manifestation of self-critical thinking into living evidence through a process which the Author defined to as “Self-Enquiry”. The questioning, mediating and scrutinising two (2) obligatory ecosystems; firstly to that of Abilities (the biology, physiology, metabolism, nutrition) and then Liabilities (the structural impositions, subservience, network/s).
The 100+ scientific references helps not only support the Author’s claims. These also encourage readers to further research; at fulfilling their curiosities. For both nutritional and biological resilience against dogmatic correctness.
Please read the disclaimer before the contents page. Including the front page of this website. Everything in Nutrition is subjective. Experience what works for “you”.
2/8 The Branding Initiative Vs The Book
This Is Nutriments™ – as the “parent concept branding initiative” – was first conceptualised as a fictional, no frills-wholefoods brand. To add to the Author’s graphic design folio for career advancement.
This entire concept initiative further comprises of several sub projects. First of which is the free-to-view book – Nutritional Humility™. Second, is its Third and last – is its Blog. Prospective viewers and readers are to be advised that the book’s former title “Humility Through Frugality” which has been active for over five years since inception (31st December 2015) – is no longer the active and effective from 1st of November 2019, onward. Other accompanying side projects include (now unfortunately discontinued due to lack of viewership) – Humility Budget Weekly Cards, Viral Meme Posters (2016-2017) to name a few. Please visit the original repository hub at andrewwiguna.com for more reading.
The Book and this Blog both remains as the “non-fictional dissertation/s” of the entire concept initiative. Imploring nutritional authenticity, individuality and sustenance. For more information on the parent branding please visit the Author’s website (andrewwiguna.com/interests).
3/8 What “nutritional” advice does The Book / Parent Manuscript preaches?
It is much easier disclosing what the Parent Manuscript does not preach:
- “Everything in moderation”.
- “Just eat ‘healthy'”.
- “Just eat a ‘balanced’ diet”.
- “Epidemiology is the rule. No exceptions”
- “Just be normal.”
- “Praise all meta-analysis at face value.”
This Author (AW™) instead suggests (almost) the opposite. Laterally, outside all of the above antiquated paternalism. If left unaddressed, each contributes towards one (1) inevitable realm as one may daringly say ~ Scientific Communism. Totalitarian objectivity (for all) at the ironic expense(s) of N=1’s.
This Book / parent manuscript encourages exercising scientific frugality (cyclically from “scarcity” then “abundance”) ~ in-between any two (2) unorthodoxies. In however ways, form, or principle a reader decide to explore freely for both scientific liberty and frugality. Cyclical Ketogenic principles, Intermittent Fasting, to name a few.
Many influencers (no names need mentioning) focus on aesthetic “vanity”. Before then “disease management”, “prevention”, “wellness integration” or any other relative objectivist meritocracies. The Parent Manuscript, whilst indeed appealing to some but not all of these meritocracy ~ instead encourages on experiencing the “Economics” side of all scientific enquiring and scrutiny. In some respect the Parent Manuscript at first seemingly fixates on exercising frugality for survival. Through self metabolic scrutiny(s) (Abilities Ecosystems) ~ before sociological subserviences (Liabilities Ecosystems). However, far and beyond these ~ The Book implores the (re)defining Authentically on what “enough” means. As chaotically and rightfully reserved as so ~ to, for and by the “individual”, within the prospective reader.
When we think of “Economics” we usually resort to the collectivised definition – “the management of the household”. However, we often forget, that “the household” is in itself comprises of its own microcosms. It resides in each of us.
4/8 Pragmatism meets Philosophy.
This Book was not envisioned as a long “thesis”. Instead, focuses on Questions-Meet-Answers format. This allows a conversational yet stern tonality. Particularly reserved early on during Chapters #1 to #4. As well as #7 and #8. Readers are welcome to skip much of these verbose philosophical “debate”. But in doing so, an understanding of Nutrition’s relativity to wider concerns of Sociology remains missing.
Nutrition alone is ration. But Philosophy helps express that further to become rationale. Hence, This book is “food”. Food for both Thoughts and Science.
5/8 Read and witness the “Live-It-Forward” Model.
Correctness fellowshipping is a deceitful pursuit in and of itself. Nutrition is all about rationalising yourself for who and what you are. Based on no one else’s interpretations, but “you”.
This Project hence does not expect arithmetic “Likes” as gratitude. It is optional, but not required. Neither the Book nor its Blog ask for monetary donations. Nor its Youtube® Channel asks its viewers to “follow” as “subscribers”. However should anything of this Project compels you, then you are expected to donate your thoughts. Through sincere commenting or writing.
6/8 Visit and read the various blog articles.
Nutritional Humility™ concerns beyond topics of Nutrition. It is a contemplative space of its author (Andrew Wiguna) upon many nuanced subjects. From Veganism, the Mouse Utopia Experiment, and Survivorship Bias.
Worthy to read are the Annual Food For thoughts. Comprising of detailed insights on the Author’s progressive experiences. Through supplementation, nutrition, psychology, and fitness training. All spanning across each entire year. Readers and visitors will be assured to find days, if not weeks of informative reading. Such intensity of information and experience(s) they may not find anywhere else.
7/8 Transparent revision notices.
Nutritional Humility™ distinguishes itself against many of its commercialised peers. Never a “one-off” completion. It remains subjective for pragmatic revisions for progressivity and clarity overtime.
The Author transparently admits he is decorated with no journalist or writing experience. But the 3,000 hours spent; on re-editing for many years since 2015 remains both sincere and ongoing. Those hours is just for the book alone. Not counting the month/s spent on the Motion Graphic design promos’. Nor the time spent on writing the blog articles.
Please remain attuned to updates as posted on a tri or quarter-annual basis.
8/8 MeWe® Social Media Channel.
As of March 2019, Google+ no longer becomes active. All content have been migrated to MeWe®; a privacy-centric social media platform. Going forward, this will serve as frontal news hub for this Project. As well as that of the author’s own personal social network.
Your viewership and written thoughts on this Project are appreciated. None of this is supported by third party. All this is written, designed, maintained by one (1) person alone. More importantly ~ all this is a work in progress. Changes come and go.
Perhaps years later from now – this Project is a stepping stone for something else much bigger.
Happiness is inflationary. Income Governs Outcome.
Andrew Wiguna / AW™ / andrewwiguna.com
Official thematics for parent manuscript
Frugality. Authenticity. Individuality. Resilience.
Privacy. Agency. Identity. Resolve.
Sentience. Exposition. Liberty. Fortitude.
Minimalism. Interpretation. Nutrition. Embodiment.
Revise. Reflect. Repeat.
Happiness is Inflationary.
Income Governs Outcome.
Every Virtue Spares a Vice. And vice versa.
Self-Enquiry and Scientific Controversy; before Liberty.