Brian Johnson AKA ‘Liver King‘ has become a social media phenomenon due to his ancestral way of living, ripped physique, and commitment to eating raw organ meat. After the popular podcast host Joe Rogan suggested he was ‘full of steroids’, Liver King responded to the accusation and cleared the air.
Liver King lives by the nine ancestral tenets and believes that humans would live healthier and more fulfilling lives by following in his footsteps. As he rose in prominence, Liver King has highlighted the value of touching the earth and living life outdoors, but more importantly, advocates for a raw organ meat diet similar to our ancestors. An important aspect of this diet is to abstain from consuming processed foods. The hunter-gatherer mentality is paramount to the ancestral way of living and Johnson credits this unique lifestyle for his incredible physique.
Johnson claims that he has built his physique naturally by consuming raw organ meat. However, UFC color analyst and podcast host Joe Rogan isn’t sold on Liver King’s natty status. Rogan suggests that Johnson’s lifestyle is a gimmick and mentioned that he believes Liver King has ”an ass filled with steroids”. Rogan has questioned the validity of the diet, and casted doubt on some of the nutritional benefits from consuming raw meat.
‘Liver King’ Grateful for Joe Rogan’s Criticism
Rogan explained that he isn’t sold on the benefits of eating raw meat. He underlined the value of consuming cooked meat because it becomes more bioavailable. While the most popular podcast host in the world isn’t convinced of the lifestyle, ‘Liver King’ is grateful for his opinion on the matter, nonetheless.
“Why eat vegetables when you can eat testicles?” Live King added. “Vegetables don’t have the raw material required to produce a healthy set of testicles,” he explained. “Testicles do have everything required to produce and support and strengthen them.”
Brian Johnson and his ‘Liver King’ ancestral lifestyle continues to grow in popularity. His outlandish personality and adherence to a strict raw meat diet has piqued the interest of many people across the fitness world. In fact, the fitness and comedy duo Buttery Bros recently tried their best to replicate a day in the life as Brian Johnson AKA Liver King. Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers ate raw meat and made a video where they practiced all nine ancestral tenets.
Johnson has become the subject of criticism because his wife and kids are also living by the nine tenets of ancestral living. From exercising like soldiers preparing for war, eating liver, to sleeping on wooden slats, his family are practicing the same values that Johnson preaches about on a daily basis. According to Johnson, life has become too easy and accessible, stressing that “hard times make strong men, and there’s no requirement for hard times anymore,”.
Despite Johnson’s ongoing dedication, Joe Rogan isn’t convinced that Johnson is natural or operating his life strictly in accordance with the nine ancestral tenets. After hearing Rogan’s criticisms, Liver King expressed interest in coming on the podcast to further the discussion.