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“I consumed a bunch of nutmeg a couple times in an attempt to get high back when I was 16 or so. The first time a friend and I choked back a bunch of powder with Coke over our high school lunch, which didn’t seem to do anything. Although I like nutmeg its taste can be very overpowering in large amounts and for a long time after that I could “taste” it every time I drank Coke, which at least made me stop drinking Coke for a while. The second time was with the same friend and we boiled whole nuts with some crude grade dark chocolate and leaves from at least one type of wild plant that we thought might be hemp or a relative because it looks fairly similar. We were like why not, let’s just throw in anything that we think could make it more of a mind altering potion. It basically turned into a gross tasting muddy brew. Although I didn’t really feel “high” I was kind of out of it, even somewhat through the next day (which was kind of interesting because it was my first tackle football game (a scrimmage before the actual season games started, but same thing – I did alright at least)). At one point my mom called home and asked me to take a Delissio/whatever pizza out of the freezer and then cook it so dinner would be ready when my parents got home. I remember going to the freezer and taking out the pizza, but then when my mom got home she wondered why I had just left it on the floor outside the freezer, which I did not remember doing. That’s basically my experience with nutmeg, so in both cases it was pretty much pointless.”
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.