RX Newsletter: 001

People are talking about:

I’m investigating:

  • The ketogenic diet (again), and the role of the microbiome in our health, head to toe. (Listened to this very long (3h) podcast “Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer”.) Everyone’s talking about yogurt as an antidepressant now, which is great, but particularly and personally I’ve been looking for the connection between neurotransmitters, which we now know reside largely in our guts, and the physical sensations that I experience quite strongly (runner’s highanxiety, etc.). Body drugs. Is it the buzz that calorie-restricted intermittent fasters love? Is it dopamine? This week, I think I’ve gotten to it, hereabouts.

“… the brain can tell the gut what to do and the gut can likewise tell the brain what to do through our nervous system. It is a bidirectional roadway, and the road’s name is the Vagus nerve. In fact, the gut makes about 90% of the serotonin in your body; a neurotransmitter that is strictly considered a “happy brain chemical” in the psychiatry world.” – source (including more about inflammation and auto-immune disorders, which is a world of hurt for Western societies to learn to heal).

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Miscellaneous & Otherwise:

“I try and find out as much as I can about a project and I often will write up an overview of the essential ‘themes.’ From there it is all intuition. After all of these years designing, you develop what I refer to as your gut (intuition). Western cultures, as a whole, are extremely analytical and Eastern cultures value intuition. I feel that there is a middle ground where if you understand something well enough, you can then use your informed intuition to help guide the process and be open to change.” – source.

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