Both liberals and conservatives have acted like conspiracy theorists since President Donald Trump started his incendiary candidacy two years ago, so it wasn't a surprise when the New York Times magazine revealed that both Alex Jones's InfoWars site and Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon sold similar "cordyceps and reishi" supplements. Bacon has long eaten odd goods, telling Elle in 2015 that her diet includes "three tablespoons of bee pollen" and a "Heart tonic" among other oddities.
Jones did not respond to Broadly's requests for comments about how he feels about selling the same supplements as a liberal, juice-obsessed woman from Venice beach, but it's clear the far left and far right have some lifestyle similarities. Jones believes "globalists" use the food industry to control Americans and Bacon doubts the usefulness of FDA-approved medicine.
To follow Bacon's life path, a wannabe organic dieter only needs to stroll down Abbot Kinney, but do Trump-supporting lifestyle bloggers also drink a "copper cup of silver needle and calendula tea?" Does the "New Right" have the equivalent of a Goop diet, and is it as disgusting? We asked those on the other extreme of the political spectrum to investigate.
Paul Joseph Watson
Occupation: Editor at Large, InfoWars
Diet: Funny you should ask—my eating habits are not normal. I suffer from the pica eating disorder. This means I literally eat books. Pages of older books especially. I have managed to curb it in recent years, but it's still a thing. There's no real treatment. It's not harmful to my health though. Still, at least I can safely say I'm consuming knowledge. :-D
Other than that I try to follow the "original human diet," which means eating mostly meat.
Exercise: Exercise is pretty boring. I do intensive running a couple of times a week and normal resistance/weight lifting four or five times a week.
Read more: My Paleo Diary
Photo courtesy of Mike Cernovich
Occupation: InfoWars host, blogger, author, and the lead voice in propagating the unproven troll theory that Hillary Clinton suffered from a neurological problem.
Diet: Until recently my diet was terrible. I've started cleaning it up to drop some weight. I eat 2,600 calories a day with 200 grams of those calories coming from protein.
Exercise: For exercise, I lift three times each week, hike my dog three to five miles every day (sometimes we walk, other times we'll do sprints), and do a boxing workout with my wife twice each week. One day a week, I do cold water immersion therapy at a Korean spa.
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Fairbanks
Occupation: Former blogger, Sputnik
Diet: Well, I've been a vegetarian since I was three—seeing Bambi kind of ruined my life. Breakfast: always coffee, then either a smoothie or some fruit, and toast with avocado. For lunch I'm usually running around, so I grab a salad or or a falafel wrap, something like that. Dinner is usually whatever I make my daughter. Last night we had tacos, but mine were with fake meat.
Exercise: I mean, not as much as I should! I go to the gym once or twice a week, and try to jog every morning after I walk my daughter to school, but that usually only ends up being like three days a week. This question may guilt me into going more though.
Photo courtesy of Lucian Wintrich
Occupation: White House Correspondent, Gateway Pundit
Diet: Breakfast is two to three cups of coffee and a banana, or sometimes Eggs Rothko and bacon if I feel like cooking.
I don't eat lunch. It slows me down mentally, and I'm not able to be productive or focused. Afternoons are spent on most of my reading/research/writing, so I stay sharp. Which by the way, is historically how humans stayed mentally sharp and alert back when we were hunters/gatherers. We wouldn't take a bite out of a cow and then run around hunting for more.
(Editor's note: Scientific American notes it's impossible to know the exact day-to-day lives of cavemen, but regardless, contemporary humans shouldn't try to imitate them since bodies have changed and we no longer run around hunting all day.)
I cook 90 percent of the time for dinner, so whatever I have access to that's fresh and in season. I tried to cook live eel once (can't get fresher) but it turned out abysmally. The Japanese are better at some things.
Exercise: My current exercise solely involves walking. Today, I walked to the White House then to the Press Club, my tailor, then to the market, then back home. I don't [do upper body routines]. I did back/core exercises briefly from the time I fell out my two story [window], broke my back, and was told I'd never walk again. Recently I've gotten lazy.
A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Cassandra Fairbanks as the founder of the DeploraBall and a current blogger for Sputnik. This post has been updated to clarify that she did not create the event, and she no longer writes for Sputnik.