December, 2017 | The altered states economy, eating dirt, modified ketosis & more 🌾

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B12 is synthesized by bacteria in soil that live in symbiotic relationships with plant roots. Humans have been getting their B12 from the dirt for thousands of years by eating plants that still had bits of soil on them, or animals that did the same. Today, however, we wash our fruits and veggies so well that we no longer consume (much) dirt or, possibly, proper levels of B12.

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  • I spoke about aphrodisiacs at The Assemblage last month. The full video is here.
  • The big-news special-announcement I've been hinting at is almost ready. Expect to hear it from me later this month!!!
  • Meanwhile, here’s a favorite recipe that’s really easy to meal prep and modify for any season.

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“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.
Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” ― Oliver Sacks

RX Newsletter | calorie inflation, supplements, and shamanic nutrition 🌾

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“The business of agriculture … has been increasingly promoting quality over quantity when it comes to producing our food … What we get is a deteriorating level of nutritional value to point where an apple today has one third of the nutritional value of an apple 50 years ago. This type of ‘nutritional inflation’ is not only giving us less nutrients, but it’s forcing us to eat more and become fatter.”

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  • Calories versus nutrient density: Not all calories are equal. Which is a huge part of the obese but malnourished state of unhealth created by the Standard American Diet. Call it “nutritional inflation” as Michael Pollan does in In Defense of Food. (This is a clear overview of the idea.)
  • And so, the importance of organic food and, even better, local and wild food. This website is lots of fun: Eat Wild. See some pretty far-out veggie tips - like tearing your romaine a day in advance to quadruple its antioxidant content (hmm) - and find a local farm for your meat/eggs/dairy, if you’re not vegan, obv.
  • Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.: It’s not everyday you hear about ketosis and enlightenment in the same breath, but that’s my jam! I read Alberto's newest book last week, finished an awesome webinar series with him last night, will see him speak soon, and am testing some of his nutritional recommendations (like supplementing with glutathione and extending my intermittent fasting to ensure 18 hours away from sugar).
  • Here he is on Bulletproof Radio.

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“The most important aim of all physical science is this: to recognize unity in diversity, to comprehend all the single aspects as revealed by the discoveries of the last epochs, to judge single phenomena separately without surrendering their bulk, and to grasp Nature’s essence under the cover of outer appearances.”
— Alexander Von Humboldt, Kosmos

RX Newsletter | Alice Waters, a couple takedowns, and hempeh 🍂

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  • Carmelite Water, an herbal beverage recipe from the 1600s that I’m modifying to make alcohol-free.
  • Ritual: These vitamins are wonderfully well-branded, always in my Instagram feed, and so not worth the money that when offered a free month of them, I declined. For example, I recently started taking B12 (commonly deficient in vegans though something I’m testing for clients, not taking because I believe I’m low). My daily dose is 3,000mcg. Ritual advertises that their vitamin contains the brain-, nerve- and energy-supportive vitamin. At, though ... only 8mcg/dose. (Here’s the brand I’m using.)
  • More Michael Pollan because ...

“The sheer novelty and glamor of the Western diet, with its seventeen thousand new food products every year and the marketing power - thirty-two billion dollars a year - used to sell us those products, has overwhelmed the force of tradition and left us where we now find ourselves: relying on science and journalism and government and marketing to help us decide what to eat."

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  • I’m currently taking new clients for Fall. If you’re interested in health sessions - remotely or in-person, do let me know! (session details)

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RX Newsletter | What The Health, the next gluten, and snortable cacao 🍫

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  • So many upcoming events. Check them out here (and check back often as more are to-be-announced.)

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RX Newsletter | coconutgate, string theory, and vitamin vapes 💭

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  • That sweet spot where philosophy and science meet, somewhere around consciousness and “reality”. Recent reads:

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"In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it." - Martin Rees

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