If you’re sick of being lied to, deceived, bamboozled, and just generally made miserable by doctors, health gurus, pharmaceutical companies and the medical industry, you’ve come to the right place. I intend for this website to be dedicated to health in all aspects, mental, physical, spiritual. I must admit that I have quite an unconventional approach to these topics, as you’ll soon find out if you keep reading my stuff.
I work from the premise that in general, the mainstream “health and fitness” industry is full of crap and I would go so far as to say that it does more harm than good, all else being equal. True health must be approached holistically, mindfully, and, on an individual level, empirically and experientially.
After years of research and self-experimentation I managed to reverse a chronic autoimmune disorder that I had been battling for a long time, and for which there is ostensibly no cure. A year and a half later, as of this writing, I’m still in a state of vibrant health that I never thought I’d get to experience again. Don’t worry, I’ll go in depth on the ideas and concepts that helped me heal later on. For now, I want to elaborate on the mindset that got me here.
Even though I’m now healthier than I’ve ever been, my passion for understanding healing and thriving is stronger than ever. As I continued my journey of understanding how to live free from disease, I started to recognize the fact that I wasn’t the only one to have discovered these ideas. In fact, thousands of people around the world are aware of the state of the medical-industrial complex, and of the health profession in general, and actually understand true health and how to find it.
People all over the world, throughout time, have overcome almost every conceivable illness through time-tested practices that are simpler and ultimately easier than anything your doctor would ever recommend.
This website is a place for me to explore and share powerful ideas about health, a place where I hope to impart as much valuable information and insights as possible and help as many people as I can to escape the disgusting cycle of allopathic medicine and chronic disease. Most of all, though, I will be working from my own perspective, my own experiences.
Many people will disagree with me, and that’s fine. It’s to be expected. After all, it hurts to have to challenge long-held beliefs. Many more will be open to a different approach after years of swallowing the lies of a “health” industry that could care less. Hopefully you’ll find something here that can finally help you heal. Now let me introduce myself.
Who am I?
Welcome. My name is Tolli Bryn, founder, owner, executive director, president, and emperor of this website. I’m a simple man, really, though I have a tendency to overthink things sometimes. Let me tell you my story. Not to toot my own horn, but it’s quite exciting really, a veritable hero’s journey into the void, fighting a scary monster and then back again to tell the tale. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.
I was born in 1992 in the city (town, really) of Reykjavík in Iceland. A robust, healthy child by all accounts, and well into childhood I had a sense of vitality that I’ve only recently recovered. By age nine I had started developing weird rashes on various parts of my body. “Don’t worry, it’s only eczema”, the doctor said, “just dab this hydrocortisone cream on it and it’ll go away”. And what do you know, it did go away. Now I had a magic cream to make the ugly itchy patches disappear.
Fast forward a few years, the eczema had gotten steadily worse and the creams had gotten steadily stronger. In my teens I started getting some stubborn sinus infections and was prescribed a lot of penicillin a few times. A bit later I started having bad digestion and experiencing all kinds of allergies. “Not a problem”, my allergy specialist cried, “just spray this steroid spray up your nose and take this antihistamine tablets along with these steroid-infused eye-drops and it will go away!”. As a good, responsible citizen I simply accepted my doctor’s authority, took my medicine, and never questioned anything.
Fast forward a few more years and I’m twenty four years old, I seem to be allergic to every conceivable thing, my stomach can’t seem to digest anything, my eyesight is getting blurry, my face and sinuses are perpetually swollen and stuffy, and my body is covered in itching, oozing, flaking sores and my skin has a vermilion hue all over.
I’m standing in the doctor’s office because my steroids aren’t working any more. My doctor is telling me about a different cream he wants to put me on which is (I kid you not) more than a thousand times stronger than the cream I’m currently using, and he’s also prescribed me a three week course of oral corticosteroid tablets. With a feeling of something cold and heavy in my gut, I walk into the drug store and buy my doctor’s orders. As I’m walking home I can’t help thinking, “what next?”.
I’ve come this far, and things aren’t getting any better. I’m not getting healthier from following my doctor’s advice. In fact I’ve gotten way sicker through the years.
I started doing some independent research, and soon enough I find irrefutable evidence that I’m being poisoned to profit an industry that thrives on a chronically ill populace. Okay, so I’d been doing my own research for some time, but it finally just clicked. As soon as I understood that one of the major culprits for my diseased state was actually the medicine I was being given, I threw all my steroids, antihistamines, penicillin, and pain medication into the trash. I’ve never taken another pharmaceutical drug since, and that was in 2015.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of my woes. I ended up going through a prolonged (read: a four year period) withdrawal from the steroid drugs I’d been using regularly since childhood. I became crippled, unable to work or go to school. I was studying illustration at the time, which I loved, but I had to quit half way through, because of my health. I was an itchy, sneezing, oozing, bleeding, flaking insomniac, anxious, depressed, suicidal even, mess.
In the summer of 2019 I had had enough. I had been reading up on fasting, and I had decided to try out a long fast. In fact, I was determined to either fast myself to health or to fast myself to death. I’d gone over the edge. I just couldn’t go on any more. I’m forever thankful that I decided to make one last major push towards health.
I started by doing a ten day water fast, followed by multiple three to five day fasts, one seven day fast, one three day dry fast, and countless 24-72 hour fasts, water and dry. In between I would eat an incredibly simple and austere diet. I just fasted, ate simple, and prayed. I slowly eliminated all problem foods, and then slowly introduced many of them again. At the end of the summer I was about 90% better, and by New Years I was fully healed. It was nothing less than a miracle to me.
Now I have a burning desire to get the information out there, to empower others to heal themselves too. This website is intended to be a complement to my YouTube channel, where you’ll find videos on various health-related topics. Feel free to comment or message me directly if you want me to cover a specific topic or if you want to work with me one-on-one.
If you want to delve further into these matters, might I suggest that you check out my book (cha-ching!) Health, Simplified, available through Amazon here. It’s a nice and concise book on my own healing journey, the insights I’ve gained, and the incredible transformation that’s possible through taking full responsibility of your own health.
May you find the vibrant health that you seek and deserve.