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- If I weren’t sending this newsletter from a snowstorm, without power, I’d be more tempted to try this routine. Maybe come summer: The Benefits of Getting an Icy Start to the Day
- Pinole is the new quinoa.
- A nice lineup of ayurvedic herbs to make more regular.
- The only wedding idea I may ever include in this newsletter.
- A new book, Ingredient, had me excited – I care a lot about food as ingredients in the meal of life – but it turns out this one is more chemical and chef-targeted than for the general food consumer. Which is actually fine by me as it leaves room for my book. Just to put that out there.
- Bon Appetite launched a new read that I am totally fanning: Healthy-ish.
- This newsletter is late because I was distracted by politics. Here's some perspective, and writing advice, from George Orwell: Politics and the English Language.
The past month+’s mission has been to cure anxiety. Really. This subject is a life-long study for me, and an issue for so many others. Some of where I’ve been lately:
- The ketogenic diet. I'm testing it again, and being strict. Note: it is not easy. And I do not recommend following the internet’s version of it (lots of meat). A plant-based (vegan, raw if you can) approach is powerful. If you’d like to try it with me, feel free to reach out.
- The article I’ve shared most with my clients this month: Probiotics Over Prozac: Ketogenic Eating for the Best Brain
- The Chemistry of Calm is a good look at specific neurotransmitters’ roles in fear circuitry, plus nutritional support for each.
- From the message board rabbit holes, check out this fellow’s supplement “stack”: Valium Without the Valium.
- This quiz can help assess which type of anxious you are - an important distinction too rarely considered.
- The next step in all of this is amino acids, which are the precursors to neurotransmitters and ideally something we're eating enough of to support a natural homeostasis, rather than a supplemented one.
- Online, offline, February and March – there are a lot of RX events on the books. Join, share, both, neither.
- I’m also continuing to work with private clients. If you’d like a session, or know someone who would, referrals are rewarded.
- Reminder: I’ve started working with Causely, which makes a donation to a good cause every time people check-in at RX. Do it from FB or IG, absolutely any time. Seriously, every day if you want.
Misc: Friends and the free stuff
RX exists because of you. If it weren't for the peeps, I'd just be over here talking to plants. So, it's with particular pleasure that I get to share friends with friends. Some of those:
- ADAY: Simplifying wardrobes with functional, versatile fashion in the name of less stuff and more space for things that really matter. Use our code 'MostlyPlants' for $10 off and free shipping. (Thank you, Meg!)
- Sweetgreen: The only place I’ll break my brown-bag rule to buy lunch, SG is an awesome supporter of all things RX. Use my code to get a $15 credit. Definitely feel free to share that with friends.
- Conscious City Guide: Now our exclusive partner for RX event info. Subscribe to the Conscious City Guide for a weekly curated guide of conscious events across the globe.
- This ‘letter’s photos by Ethan Covey.