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Rebuild your Face on PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast

Rebuild your Face on PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast

Update: 2020-03-09
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In health and wellness, much is made of building the muscles, and even ligaments and tendons of the body stronger and more healthy.  This can be done by exercising correctly, ala Perfectly Paleo Exercise, where the body is briefly taxed near to its limits using isometrics, virtual resistance where the musculature is taxed by generating its own resistance. Isometrics, and calisthenics such as high rep or slow cadence pushups, pull-ups, sit-ups, etc.


All of this is wonderful stuff, and goes along perfectly with a paleo type of diet- a diet that is in harmony with our evolutionary past, which is the case with our exercise regimen, which also duplicates how our body was meant to be used to stay functional and vital!


But the missing part of our evolutionary health that is often ignored is that of our face- tongue, oral cavity, and teeth! What determines not only our health, but what we look like.


There is a Dr. Mews, Michael Mews to be exact from England, who along with his father has tackled this in detail.  They have developed a system in which not only are the teeth straightened and the jaw aligned properly, but the very face itself is changed for the better along evolutionary lines for healthier, and more aesthetically pleasing contours!


You can find numerous videos on YouTube about this system, which is known as Orthotropics - International Association of Facial Growth ...



‘Mewing’ is another term for this practice, where you learn to place your tongue just behind your front teeth as a natural resting place, which aligns both your teeth, tongue and jaw.  


We have been ‘devolving’ as it were lately, as a bunch of ‘mouth breathers’, hunched over looking at our phones with a slack jaw, peering myopically at tiny printing with sagging shoulders… The remedy is to stand up straight, ( or sit straight at least), with our shoulders back, our tongue resting on the roof of our mouth, and our lips together.  Breathe through your nose, not your mouth!  

Do this continuously, especially at a young age, and you will literally change the shape of your face, jaw, teeth and oral cavity!  Really, it is just that simple.  It is our evolution, carried over into modern life, and it is quite powerful.


There are various facial exercises you can do to help, but the very best one is also the most simple- chew multiple sticks of gum as exercise for your jaw and mouth!  REALLY.  I will take from 4-10 sticks of gum and chew them vigorously, even using my tongue to squish the gum around, and it is a great exercise for the entire oral cavity- teeth, tongue, and jaw muscles, which altogether determine your entire facial shape.


The most obvious benefit for someone of my age is to develop the tongue, in particular, to be toned and strong, so it does not fall down to cause sleep apnea.  I am almost 68 now (next month) and let me tell you that among my peers of this age, almost all males have severe sleep apnea!  Of course, most are also weak, diabetic, and weak visioned as well… but, I’m here to tell you that all of these conditions have nothing to do with age, per se, but with DISUSE.


And also, of course, with a lack of true knowledge: face exercise exists, is easily doable, and will benefit your health greatly!  As does natural, Perfectly Paleo Exercise, which will utterly rejuvenate your body along with a natural, human paleo diet.  


And the last things you need to know?  Exercise your eyes, by standing straight outdoors, shoulders back, and looking off into the distance.  Don’t just look ‘up close’ at things- that way lies myopia, which is a modern plague.

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Rebuild your Face on PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast

Rebuild your Face on PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe podcast

Jay Bowers aka PaleoJay