The Maximus Manifesto

There’s a war on masculinity. Everywhere you turn, they are propagandizing ‘toxic masculinity’ to make you feel guilty and ashamed for simply being a man. In reality, there is no such thing as toxic masculinity, only toxic behaviors that are practiced by both men and women. Vilifying an entire sex for the sins of the few is vindictive, when the antidote our society really needs is remediation when we see ignorance, and redemption in order to unite us again.

The Decline In Masculinity

The war on masculinity is not just political, but physiological and psychological. There has been a significant generational decline in testosterone, sperm counts, and strength.1 Research suggests that you have 65% less testosterone and 50% less sperm than a man of your age had just 50 years ago.2,3

For the first time in American history, the majority of young men (age 18-29) no longer rate themselves as highly masculine, while 82% of their fathers (age 65+) still do.4 You are literally not the man your father and grandfather were.

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Who is to blame for the decline of the American man?

The enemies of masculinity are a confluence of five forces which we refer to as ‘Deep Soy,’ to humorously label what is seriously diabolical. So let us call out our enemies here and now:

Big Food
BIG FOOD
BIG PLASTIC
BIG TELEMED
BIG MEDIA
BIG MISANDRY
BIG FOOD

70% of adult Americans are now overweight or obese, and 88% have at least one metabolic dysfunciton (e.g. high blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.).5 These figures have literally blown up in the last few decades, due to the fact that 66% of calories in the American diet now come from ultra-processed food, which are simply designer drugs in food form that pack a 1-2 punch to your health.6,7

1) Big Food are corporate drug dealers who manufacture ‘frankenfoods’ high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates that drive insulin resistance and fat storage.8 The resulting excess belly fat means you have more aromatase enzyme, which converts your precious testosterone into estrogen, meaning that it literally shifts your hormonal balance from masculine to feminine.

2) American diets have replaced stable, animal-based fats (e.g. lard, tallow, & ghee) used in traditional cuisines, with cheap, unstable, and refined seed oils such as soybean oil, which are neurotoxic and promote inflammation that damages your body and brain.9

BIG FOOD

70% of adult Americans are now overweight or obese, and 88% have at least one metabolic dysfunciton (e.g. high blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.).5 These figures have literally blown up in the last few decades, due to the fact that 66% of calories in the American diet now come from ultra-processed food, which are simply designer drugs in food form that pack a 1-2 punch to your health.6,7

1) Big Food are corporate drug dealers who manufacture ‘frankenfoods’ high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates that drive insulin resistance and fat storage.8 The resulting excess belly fat means you have more aromatase enzyme, which converts your precious testosterone into estrogen, meaning that it literally shifts your hormonal balance from masculine to feminine.

2) American diets have replaced stable, animal-based fats (e.g. lard, tallow, & ghee) used in traditional cuisines, with cheap, unstable, and refined seed oils such as soybean oil, which are neurotoxic and promote inflammation that damages your body and brain.9

BIG PLASTIC

Even after controlling for obesity, testosterone and sperm count are still going down. That’s because we are being poisoned not just with junk food and oils, but literally junk in the form of microplastics and endocrine disrupting chemicals such as BPA & Phthalates.10 These ‘everywhere chemicals’ are in plastic bottles and aluminum cans (don’t be fooled by ‘BPA-free’, they’ve just replaced it with BPS), personal care products, non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, fire-retardant fabrics, and even the receipts you touch which rapidly absorb through your skin.

These chemicals are often ‘xenoestrogens’, estrogen-mimicking compounds which bind to the estrogen receptor and feminize men.11 This environmental pollution is so pernicious it's even affecting newborn boys, who are literally born less physiologically male, and even man’s best friend (dogs), who are also seeing a decline in sperm count.

BIG TELEMED

Online TRT clinics operate quasi-legally and do not tell you the truth: TRT is a treatment of last resort, because injecting “testosterone is a contraceptive and should not be used in men who desire fertility.”12 Most men want to avoid their testicles shrinking and becoming dependent on external testosterone, since it suppresses your own natural production. Ironically, TRT makes you less of a man, since you become hooked on a drug and lose your mojo (sperm) in the process.

BIG MEDIA

Traditional newspapers and magazines have been outcompeted by clickbait digital media, and so they have caved into following suit to become digital dopamine dealers. Dr. Cam popularized dopamine fasting around the world in order to combat the rise of behavioral addictions (to the internet, social media, gaming, pornography, gambling, shopping, sensation seeking, etc.).13 He called out media outlets like the NYT (which we call the ‘New Soy Times’), explaining the truth behind Why the Media Lies to You: they make up sensational headlines and stories in order to promote more clicks and profit off of your outrage, which is exactly why we need to ‘fast’ from their digital junk.14

BIG MISANDRY

Misandry is just a big word for man-hating, the counterpart to misogyny. There are radical groups who teach that ‘the patriarchy’ is responsible for all of the world’s ills and that forcing 50/50 equality of outcomes is the answer. Hypocritically, they do not advocate for equality when it comes the fact that the majority of difficult physical labor jobs are done by men, dangerous jobs such as fighting wars are done by men, the majority of prisons are filled with men, and working extreme hours in highly competitive fields is voluntarily done by men. The reality is that men aren’t the enemy and neither are they superior nor inferior to women.

But it is scientific fact that men and women each have their strengths and preferences, which we should respect and celebrate, instead of try to equalize through Marxist/communist philosophy that is rebranded as post-modernism/’wokeism.’ These Neo-McCarthyists will brand anyone who opposes their anti-science views with the scarlet letter of being a “-ist/-phobe” (e.g. racist, sexist, transphobe) and try to ‘cancel’ you from making an honest living if you use the wrong pronoun. We consider this cancel culture a despicable hate crime akin to cyberbulling/digital terrorism, and support the most important freedom of all: intellectual freedom.

How We’re Restoring Masculinity:

To fight the five forces of ‘Deep Soy,’ Maximus has a radical vision, mission, & strategy to make masculinity great again.15

Vision:Transcend Your Genetics & Environment.
Testosterone is destiny. If you weren’t lucky enough to have the right dad and be born with the right genes, you didn’t get to be the cool kid, popular jock, or ‘Big Man on Campus.’ And if you were unlucky enough to be born in the era of Deep Soy, then your testosterone and sperm is half of your grandfather’s.
But for the first time in human history, a man can transcend his genetic & environmental potential through pharmacology & psychology. Maximus lets you take your destiny into your own hands, and achieve your masculine potential.
Transcend Your Genetics & Environment.
Build Healthy, Masculine Men.
Mission:Build Healthy, Masculine Men.
Traditional masculinity is declining. Maximus provides safe and effective health and hormone optimization to build better men in mind and body. Optimizing your testosterone is just the ‘gateway drug’ into a more robust and resplendent masculinity.
If you double your testosterone while being a douchebag you haven’t made the world a better place. Maximus helps you channel your newfound energy, strength, and confidence into being a better man, brother, husband, professional, community member, and citizen.
Strategy:Deliver Cutting-Edge Science.
Medical innovation is stifled. Big Pharma is slow to bring innovations to market and refuses to pay for anyone who is not very ill. We bring cutting-edge research & development out of clinical trials and into your home by cutting out the middleman, and leveraging doctors who can prescribe medications per their judgment.
We continually collect data and use it to innovate on our products and outcomes, which are 10x better than anything else on the market. Maximus brings concierge medicine to the masses.
Deliver Cutting-Edge Science.
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  15. Bardin, N. Who needs a Mission or Strategy when you can iterate quickly? June 24, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-needs-mission-strategy-when-you-can-iterate-quickly-noam-bardin/