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Strategic Supplementation

supplementation can be beneficial within the context of eating 100% fresh real food according to the SHT way. we just want to make sure we are strategic with our supplementation :) in this episode:

  • what is Strategic Supplementation?
  • popular supplement myths.
  • what superfoods we recommend consuming.
  • what supplements we recommend taking.
  • how we feel about plants.
  • what special considerations we have for athletes.

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nose-2-tail superfoods, nutrients, and supplements.


plant-based support.

(in progress)


healing and recovery (including anti-inflammation).




cognitive stack.

(in progress)


questions from podcast. . .

why do you use the word STRATEGIC in the supplementation realm?

we believe in real food first!

no amount of supplementation or superfoods will overcome, undo, or counter bad eating.  make your primary focus real food, our way.

  • we do well with nutrient density with maximum assimilation absorption because of our digestive system.
  • we do well with direct nutrient to nutrient assimilation.
  • we do NOT have the capacity to “ferment” in the way herbivores, hindgut, or foregut fermenters do.
  • we do really well on cooked foods = smaller gut, smaller mouths.
      1. vitalism vs reductionism
  1. What can you say about these popular myths and why we as a community recommend staying away from them.
    1. multivitamin to cover bases.
    2. calcium supplementation.
    3. protein powders and meal replacements.
    4. pre workout, mid workout, post workout.
  1. If our community eats nutrient dense food/REAL food, why should we supplement?
    1. mimic evolutionary template. nose to tail.
    2. soil degradation and nutrient depletion.
    3. toxicity.
    4. stagnation and lack of variety.
  1. What supplements do you recommend for the community?
    1. superfoods first! things like meats, healthy fats like butter, etc.
      1. bone stockx
      2. bone marrow
      3. collagen
      4. organ meats esp liver
    2. EPA & DHA
    3. D3
    4. Magnesium
    5. K2
    6. vitamin C
  1. what about plant based?
    1. my humble thoughts.
    2. variety.
    3. polyphenols, hormetic stressors, herb
  2. what about athletes?
  1. Where can we find more about these specifics, which supplements, were to get them etc.


-Protein powders and shakes are a must for building muscle.

-Pre-workout is completely healthy and necessary before a workout.

-Taking a fish oil supplement is going to benefit you in the long run.

-Certain supplements are okay to take to either bulk up or slim down (supplements are the only way to bulk up or slim down).


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Paul C. Tijerina

Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach