The Thumotic Juicing Protocol

This post is a complete guide to juicing fruits and vegetables for young men. It covers the benefits of juicing, how to get started, and my own personal experiences. I also recommend you check out Fit Juice for more information.

The Benefits Of Juicing

Juicing is an important and valuable habit for men. It’s an easy and effective way to get more servings of fruits and vegetables, which is correlated with many positive health outcomes:

Juicing Will Make You A Better Athlete

“Beetroot juice supplementation speeds O2 uptake kinetics and improves exercise tolerance during severe-intensity exercise initiated from an elevated metabolic rate.”

Juicing Will Make You Smarter

“Recent studies suggest that consumption of diets rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components such as those found in fruits, nuts, vegetables, and spices, or even reduced caloric intake, may lower age-related cognitive declines and the risk of developing neurodegenerative disease.”

Juicing Will Improve Your Sex Life

“But scientists have found a daily glass of pomegranate juice could also liven up your libido.

Men and women who drank a glass a day for a fortnight were found to have increased levels of the sex hormone testosterone.

A study on 58 volunteers aged between 21 and 64 found “significantly increased” testosterone levels in both sexes at the end of the two week experiment.”

Juicing Will Make You Happier

“A remarkably robust pattern was found, in which “happiness and mental health rise in an approximately dose-response way with the number of daily portions of fruit and vegetables.” While in some cases it rounds out at the recommended five per day, well-being appears to peak at seven.”

Juicing Will Help You Live Longer

“…new research finds eight servings may be needed to cut the risk of dying from heart disease.

The diet and lifestyles of more than 300,000 people across eight countries in Europe found that people who ate at least eight portions of fruits and vegetables a day had a 22% lower risk of dying from heart disease than those who ate three portions a day.

Each additional portion in fruits and vegetables was linked to a 4% lower risk of death.”

Juicing Is A Long-Term Investment

If you’re a younger guy, maybe you feel like you don’t give a shit about preventing diabetes or preventing ‘age-related cognitive decline.’ That would probably have been my reaction a decade ago. But trust me: When you get to be my age (twenty-nine) you start to realize that it would be nice to still have all the energy, clarity, and vitality of your youth in your thirties, forties, and fifties as well.

(You might even start flossing.)

Do you want to Get Lean And Muscular? Of course you do, and here’s how you do it: Lift some weights and eat some steaks. Juicing will give you en edge, but it’s not a magic bullet. It won’t let you add twenty pounds of muscle in the next year. That’s a different kind of juice.

Juicing is a long-term investment. For the younger guys, starting to juice now is like investing a little bit of money every paycheck. You won’t see the major benefits right away, but you’ll be really glad you built the habit early on.

The Thumotic Juicing Protocol

I have experimented with a few different juicing recipes, but I keep coming back to this one:

  • 10 carrots
  • 8 celery stalks
  • 4 beets
  • 1 apple
  • 1 thumb of ginger

This makes a lot of juice (almost 1L) and it’s a very tasty drink. You can skip the apple if you’re worried about fructose.

I try to juice every weekday, usually as a meal replacement for lunch.

The Results

I went into juicing expecting strong results, so I’m sure there’s a bit of placebo effect going into all this. But I’m equally sure it’s more than that.

Since I’ve started juicing, and especially since I’ve started juicing on an almost-daily basis, I’ve noticed the following benefits:

  • More energy
  • Elevated mood
  • More focused and productive
  • I haven’t had a cold in two years
  • Juicing right before a workout or sport leads to much better performance

I would compare juice to Modafinil and Theanine + Caffeine in terms of their effectiveness and power.

Which Juicer Should You Buy?

I use the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer, which costs $139. I like it. However, I’ve never owned another brand so I don’t have much basis for comparison.

Fit Juice, which is written and maintained by Mike of Danger and Play, recommends the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth 67650 for $59 as the best juicer for under $100.

Once my Jack Lalanne stops working, I’ll be picking up the Hamilton Beach.

Conclusion

Buy a juicer. Follow my protocol, or better yet, create your own that fits your own lifestyle and habits.

How To Find A Wife

There are a plenty of men who are uninterested in marriage and fatherhood. Some have been hurt by women in their lives, traumatized by the experience, and are unwillingly to put themselves at risk of being hurt again; some are by their nature r-selected simpletons with no innate drive for the higher-order rewards of legacy and genetic continuity; some simply do not possess that most natural desire of all living things: To create and care for a living, breathing vessel for your genetic code, and die with the knowledge that such a vessel will preserve and propagate the essence of your life force into the next generation and throughout eternity.

I don’t judge such men as inferior, but this guide to intelligent and effective procreation in the 21st century is not for them.

In a civilized, monogamous society, finding a wife and raising children is a simple matter. A man can seek out a wife, woo her in the manner approved by the social norms of his tribe, and count on the people and institutions around him to facilitate the process of courtship, marriage, and child bearing. Whatever advice he needs on the subject will be readily available via his family, friends, and culture.

In our broken society, this approach is a near guarantee of failure. The modern man who resigns himself to courtship and marriage as prescribed to him by his culture, education, and religious leaders is setting himself up for a barren future. Whether it be from divorce theft, cuckoldry, a false rape accusation, or simply a childless marriage to a barren, used-up career girl whose fertile window was spent on a career, casual sex, and an age-accelerating unhealthy lifestyle – his future is dark indeed.

Marriage, as we are currently expected to practice it, is a crap deal. But just because something is difficult, doesn’t make it unworthy of the effort.

It has taken some soul-searching, but I’ve made my tentative decision: I will be a father. I will do my utmost to find a wife worthy of my lifelong commitment. I will do all that I can to rise above the chaos and build my own little outpost of stability and order. This rest of this post is a guide for men with similar priorities.

1) The Mindset

I have exactly one goal driving me on my search for a wife: Children. That’s it. I want to be a father, and I want my children to enter life with the best possible chance of success. I believe that a monogamous partnership with a woman is the best way to do this. The prospects of cloning and surrogate mothers also intrigue me, but I ultimately want my children to have a mother in their lives. This is the only valid reason for marriage today: Procreation.

Do you want a wife because you crave companionship? You’re an idiot. Get a dog.

Do you want a wife because your friends and family expect you to get married? You’re a coward. Be a man and make your own choices in life.

Do you want a wife because your pastor has convinced you that marrying a divorcee is your duty as a Christian? You’re a coward, and an adulterer on top of it all.

I repeat, there is only one reason why a modern man should even consider marriage, and that is the prospect of becoming a father. If you want sex, love, and companionship, these things are far easier to get outside of a lifelong monogamous relationship than within it.

You must look upon your search for a wife in purely logical and rational terms. Do not let your emotions cloud the decision. Thie idea that marriage should be about practical considerations and not subject to the caprices of romantic love, is as common historically as it is unpopular today. Romeo and Juliet is the ultimate cautionary tale of the dangers of romantic love, although our contemporaries are rarely smart enough to read it as such. Marrying for love implies that your primary goal in mate selection is the cultivation of happy feelings in your heart, and that the creation of a stable and healthy environment for your children is a secondary concern.

Again, if you want a companion, get a dog. If you want to be a father, choose your mate with your brain, not your heart or your dick.

2) Building Yourself

One of the great privileges of being a man is the ability to delay marriage and fatherhood at will. The correlating duty is that you must exercise your free will to become the man you are capable of being, because you will only ever get the quality of mate that you deserve.

This means that you cannot spend your twenties playing video games and smoking weed. You cannot spend your twenties getting fat, living paycheck to paycheck, and coasting in your career and education.

The hard part about being a man in the 21st century is that the vast majority of money, status, sexual access and happiness are accruing to an increasingly small slice of the male population. The easy part is that your peers are a bunch of sackless pantywaists, which means its a fairly simple matter to fight into that top five percent.

Krauser has an excellent post on the importance of building yourself in your young adulthood. Danger and Play has written repeatedly on this topic as well. I will add to the chorus and say that I am incredibly grateful to my younger self for all the books he read, money he saved, hours he spent in the gym, the valuable friends he made, and the effort he put into his education and early career development.

Our generation firmly believes that a man’s early twenties are a time for getting blackout drunk five nights a week, going to ten or fifteen hours of class a week, playing video games, and otherwise not doing a hell of a lot. But the returns to hard work and education (in any form) decrease with age. A man in his twenties lays the foundation of the man he will be for the rest of his life. If you want to earn the right to choose one of the few remaining decent women in our society as a mate, you must do so my turning yourself into one of the few remaining decent men.

This reading list will start you along the path towards a lifetime of auto-didactism. The Freedom Twenty-Five blogroll will expose you to the broad range of pretty-lie-smashing, counter-progressive Red Pill knowledge. I won’t into the details of career selection, but Krauser’s post will give you the tools you need to make those choices. Beyond that, avoid the temptations of sloth, complacency and time-consuming habits that do not constitute an investment in yourself.

3) Learning The Skills

It’s far too easy to waste time in the seduction community. There are too many books to read, too many videos to watch, and a near-unlimited number of available women upon which you can ‘practice.’

But with that said, the modern young man should immediately and unhesitatingly dive into the wide world of seduction methodology. A one-year crash course of ten hours per week reading books, watching videos, and another ten practicing material in the field, will set a man up with the knowledge and practical experience he needs for a lifetime of success with women. Complete this crash course at a young age, and you can spend the rest of your life refining and perfecting your own personal style. Break through the fear of approaching, and you can spend the rest of your life with the ability to meet and ask out women you meet casually in your life.

This post (click and bookmark it, you’ve still got the rest of this post to read) is an excellent guide to giving yourself a basic introduction to the practice of seduction and the Ev Psych/NLP background from whence it came.

4) Choosing A Mate

How should a man go about choosing from the great mass of broken women around him, and identify one of the rare few who might actually be worthy of marriage?

A man must first have standards. This post lays out mine. I suggest you adopt them as well. Many will try to convince you that they are unreasonable. They are, for an average man, which is why you must build yourself into an exceptional man.

Where do decent women congregate? To answer this question, close your eyes and put yourself in the shoes of the sort of woman you would like to marry. How does she spend her weekends and free time?  What sort of men does she pursue? Your answers will give you a road map to finding and meeting the women you want to meet.

5) The Interview Process

Now we get into the meat of this guide. Thus far, my advice has been pretty straightforward:

  1. Decide you want a family
  2. Become a worthy man,
  3. Learn a bit of game
  4. Go meet women where the good women already are.

Good advice, sure, but nothing you couldn’t read in an above average men’s magazine article.

But this is not Maxim. This is Thumotic. This is the place where one finds harsh, gut-wrenching truths that sends cowards back into the safety of their mothers’ bosoms. If that’s your style, friend, hang on: It’s about to get dark in here.

As pleasant as it would be to live in a world where we can all basically trust others to treat us with basic respect and human decency, we do not to live in such a world. Principles of masculine honour such as honesty and the inviolability of sworn oaths are an anachronism in our culture. A man who seeks to marry a woman who truly believes in chastity, lifelong fidelity, wifely submission, and male headship, cannot simply ask a woman if she believes in those principles. She may simply lie, and no one but you and a few lonely blogging reactionaries will judge her for it. Even if she swears to you with all her heart that she will dedicate her life to being a properly traditional and Christian wife, if at any point in time she whimsically changes her mind, you and you alone will feel that her betrayal is immoral or unjustified.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what a man does. By marrying and having children, he is signing up for a life spent at the mercy of his wife. She can choose, any day she likes, to take away his children and livelihood. There is no contract that can be signed, no promise that can be extracted, and no vetting procedure perfect enough to ensure that this does not happen.

 6) See the sausage being made

With this bullet, I part ways with many traditionalists who, until now, may have been happy to endorse this post. A traditionalist man who reserves sex for marriage can still implement most of the advice in this guide. He can take many steps to protect himself against divorce theft. Perhaps, his lack of hypocrisy and greater ability to pair-bond will earn him a unique set of advantages in the long-term dating game. But ultimately, he is playing with one hand tied behind his back. Reading, thinking, planning, and intellectualizing is not enough to understand women.

A man who wishes to permanently bind his wealth, happiness and genetic legacy to a woman, must first learn their true nature. Not the angelic, faultless caricature painted by the Church. Not the twisted, a-feminine monstrosity encouraged by our feminist culture. Not the overly dismal, cynical and uncharitable portrait one gets from certain corners of the Manosphere. A man who wants the best for his children must choose a proper wife. To do this, he must first learn all that he can – the good, the bad, and the ugly – about female nature.

Here’s a hard truth: you can’t trust anyone in the world. Not your teachers, your parents, your pastor, not even your favourite bloggers. The only thing you can trust unconditionally is what you see, hear and experience with your own senses.

And so, men who desire marriage, children, family, stability, and posterity – I suggest you spend the better part of your twenties swimming in the shark tank of the modern sexual marketplace.

This will be a hard pill to swallow for some, particularly those men who take seriously the Bible’s teachings on fornication and adultery. But I don’t see any way around it. I have slept with many, many women, or all ages, from all sorts of backgrounds, in every conceivable context. I have had many one-night stands, many casually physical ongoing relationships, and a few true loves during which I traveled to the outer limits of joy and contentment, and then endured the pain of the journey back. I have helped several women cheat on their boyfriends, often in the most flagrant and disrespectful manner possible. I have slept with, and possibly fathered adulterated children, with married women. I have utterly destroyed the hearts and souls of lovely girls, for a time at least. I have had my own heart broken. In short, I have seen an experienced a wide gamut of human female behaviour. After it all, I am still regularly taken by surprise in my relationships with women. I can’t imagine how deaf and blind a man without my experience must be.

A man who attempts to intelligently father children without this sort of background, is making a blind call on the most important bet of his life. It’s true that there are many risks associated with an early adulthood spent living up the playboy lifestyle, from the physical (STDs, unplanned pregnancies) to the psychological (excess cynicism, degradation of your ability to pair-bond) and even the spiritual. But truly, what alternative is there? It’s no coincidence that the men who are most cogently understanding and explaining the modern sexual marketplace, are largely those men who have most fully immersed themselves in its bowels. Behind my keyboard, I believe that traditional sexual morality is good for society. But in my personal life, and in the advice that I offer to the young men of my generation, I see no profit in the virtue of chastity preached by those belief systems.

Ironically, it is far more important for traditional men to immerse themselves in the crimson arts, than it is for their simpler, hedonistic brothers.

I’ll conclude with the single most important step in the modern man’s blueprint for successful family formation:

7) Accept that you may fail

No man can be guaranteed success in anything worth doing, and this is notably true in the pursuit of a stable marriage and fatherhood. But that’s OK.

Many projects are worth doing, even though they carry a high risk of costly failure. Starting a business, for example. Writing a book. Quitting a job to travel. Any big, long-term, potentially life-altering project brings risk.

But no one is telling men they shouldn’t do any of those things. When it comes to failure in business, careers, and other projects unrelated to marriage and family, the standard advice is full speed ahead. Sure, a bad decision in those areas of life may cost you your life savings, your income, and several years of your life.

There is one big difference between career moves and family formation that creates this double standard: Men invest their ego and emotions in their families.

This seems like the most natural thing in the world. Perhaps it is, but the cold reality of our age is this:

A man who allows himself to become emotionally blindered in his romantic relationships, will see those relationships fail. A man who invests his ego and sense of self in his family, gives his wife the power to take those things away from him, along with his family and livelihood.

A man who chooses a wife, and chooses his behaviour within his marriage, in as rational a manner as he is capable of, will minimize his risk of divorce. A man who derives his identity from his family will collapse into a weeping ball of failure when it is taken from him. A man who treats his family like a business will be in a position to hide his assets, flee the country, and make smart legal decisions in the ensuing battle over custody of his children. He will also have the presence of mind to, in the worst case scenario, accept what he has lost and cannot recover, and start anew.

All of this sounds cold and cynical. But note that your future children are better served by a father who can act effectively in their interest.

This, the necessity of loving a family with your brain instead of your heart, is another reason a man should spend his twenties unmarried. The experience of falling completely and totally in love with a woman who feels the same for you, is one of the greatest joys available to mortal men. But, as joyful as pure love is, it’s dangerous in the legally and socially precarious context of a 21st-century marriage. If you’re going to experience incautious love – and every man should, at least one point in his life – better to do it in your youth, and before you have your children and life’s work on the line.

All this is not to say that you should fight all feelings of love for your spouse and children. Even if this were desirable, this would only be possible for the most jaded and sociopathic of men.

What this guide recommends is that you keep one foot planted firmly in reality. Love your wife, but love your children more. Know the law in your jurisdiction. Draw up contingency plans. Review them with a good lawyer, and keep him on speed dial. Be a good husband, but always be prepared to abandon your feelings, and make the tactical moves necessary to protect yourself, your children, and the assets you’ll need to give them the life you want for them, if your wife chooses to rebel against you and the oaths she swore.

If you do not want children, there are no arguments I can make to change your mind. Nor would I be inclined to make them if there were. The early twenty-first century is a truly awful time for men who wish to found and care for families. Most who try, will fail. But for those men of my generation who have decided that fatherhood is one of our priorities, this guide offers you the tools to maximize your probability of raising children in a stable, safe, happy environment.  This guide gives you the tools to minimize the odds that your family will be ripped apart by a frivolous divorce. If you have the courage and the desire to try to buck this trend, follow this advice and give yourself a fighting chance.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

If you want to be an alpha male, you must be prepared to accept the duties of leadership along with the perks.

Much has been written about the benefits of being perceived as a high-value man. An alpha male has a right to put himself first; he has a right to his choice of women; he has a right to higher social status, the power to make decisions for the group, and the deference of those around him. Those are the rights of the alpha male.

The best way to earn the right of leadership is to voluntarily take on the duty. Privilege without obligation leads to disharmony. A man who seeks to reap the benefits of behaving like an alpha male but does not take on the matching duties may succeed in generating female interest and manipulating social situations in the short term. As time goes on however, he will radiate incongruence and drive away high-value people.

All men want the privileges of leadership. Few are willing to take up the burdens. Here are some examples of the duties of leadership:

1. It’s on you to make sex happen

While having drinks with a few coworkers, I took one aside to indulge in one of my favourite recreational past times: Offering unsolicited dating advice.

This girl is thirty, as nice as she could be for a typical unfeminine Anglo , and other than her slightly visible age and the extra 15lbs she’s sloughing around, not terrible looking. The sort of girl I might sleep with, given the right combination of alcohol, privacy and timing, but certainly not the sort I would ever brag about. For the typical American beta male though, she is surely a treasure beyond value.

The girl had gone on a date the night before – a 4th date – with a man I assume should be way, way out of her league, except that he is painfully ignorant of the nature of women and seduction. She had watched a movie with this guy, and he hadn’t made a move. After the movie, he sent her a text asking why she didn’t make a move. Keep in mind this is after four dates, and not once did he sack up and try to fuck her. I presume this guy must be quite good-looking and conventionally successful, for her to tolerate such pathetic weakness from him. In his mind, he was playing an elaborate dance with her, as he put his arm on her shoulder, but she shrugged away, and so he was too afraid to make the next move.

(Men of the English-speaking world, this is the sort of competition you’re up against.)

Making a move risks rejection. Shoulder this burden, and don’t expect the girl you’re with to share it with you.

2. It’s on you to make sure your everyone is having a good time

Whoever you’re talking to, part of your mindset should always be: How can I help these people around me feel comfortable and happy?

Some people radiate leadership, and this is their secret. They take responsibility for the emotions of others. If people around them are having a bad time, they consider that to be their mistake and they seek to fix it.

Now you might say: It’s not my job to make sure everyone is having a good time! I take responsibility for myself, why shouldn’t everyone else do the same?

But that’s the mentality of a follower. That is the mentality of a man looking out for his own interest, not the interest of the group. Is it “fair” that you have to be responsible for everyone else? Is it fair that your emotions should be subject to the whimsical ups and down of everyone in your circle? Certainly it is a great burden. But, the privileges accorded to the alpha male are great as well. The true unfairness would be if leaders were given their due without any expectation of paternal reciprocity.

3. It’s on you to make sure your tribe takes over the world

You are responsible for the success of your friends and family. You are responsible for keeping those you care about on the path to success and happiness. You are their keeper, their shepherd, and you will do your manly duty to lead them.

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I will close by offering two caveats to what I have written above.

The first is that if you are to follow this post, and take responsibility for those you admit into your life, you must be extremely selective about who makes it into your circle.

The second is that the mindset I’m offering here is only necessary for the alpha male. The leader of men. I think being a leader is a value in and of itself, but there are other options available to the man who desires success with women.