Who Are We & What Do We Do?
HealthTrekker came from observing the outcomes for some friends & family that didn’t always go that well.
So the question that kept coming up was, “What if just 1 small thing went a little bit better, starting a long time ago?”
And that’s where the research started.
HealthTrekker is written & published right now by 1 person; Will. -Time and budget permitting, that may change and quite-possibly improve in the future.
My experience in the field consists of a few decades of experimenting with:
1) Nutrition & Diet
2) Exercise (both cardio & weight-bearing)
3) Weight Loss (including losing 50 lbs. with no exercise across 10 months)
4) Way Too Much Time Spent Researching In The Vitamin Shoppe And Online
5) Conservative Human Guinea-Pig Trials With Vitamins, Aminos, and Various Supplements
5a) Some With Nootropic Brain-Boosters
5b) Some With General Wellness boosters like Herbs, Extracts, etc.
5c) Note: After The Clean Label Project Report On Protein and The Supplement-Contamination Fiasco, I’m avoiding botanicals if I can.
I’ve also done at least a few strange diets including:
1) BodyOpus Cyclical Ketogenic
2) Slow-Carb & Low Sugar
3) The Zone
4) High Protein
6) Time-Restricted-Eating Style Intermittent-Fasting
And probably a few others.
I’ve also successfully lost several dozen pounds and more than 10% body-fat on my own plan using nutrition alone, and kept it off for years after getting a little chunky beforehand.
What powers this is that I’m a huge research-geek & detail-nerd who finds the next few innovations in technology or research-driven health, wellness, & longevity boosters endlessly fascinating.
And that’s what the site is dedicated-to.
Interesting stuff that is innovative, overlooked, or even a bit like a Freakonomics-style take on health.
As much as possible, the overwhelming majority of the articles on the site will be backed by some type of study results.
All through that, hopefully there runs at least a certain sense of Fun as I am not only the descendant of many nerds, but also inveterate-yet-affable smartasses; which I do believe has a genetic component, time and studies will tell.
Once in a great while, the odd entry may just be pure-silliness. Sometimes you need a break; and you can’t be serious all the time.
I do rarely post on big, revolutionary discoveries and innovations about the most serious diseases, but that is very far from the focus.
Though bio-tech studies are extremely-interesting, I feel the most serious life-or-death information should come from people’s own doctors, best-in-breed world-class specialists, or very-serious medical-reference-grade sites like WebMD, The Mayo Clinic, The American Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society.
Though, if a new invention is as world-changing as The Stanford Levy Cancer Vaccine for example, then that type of advent is too important not to include on HealthTrekker.
This site is generally for already-well health-nuts who are obsessive, self-improving-researchers just like me.
If someone wants to conduct it, preliminary, pre-doctor, self-education and research on prescription drug side-effects, interactions, or serious life-threatening conditions should all be done on those previously-mentioned reference-grade sites.
If you have any issues you think might be serious, please get them checked by a pro ASAP and resist the temptation to self-medicate or self-diagnose to any serious degree by searching on the internet. Only an MD can help you get it right.