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Drew's Letter

August 4 · Issue #58 · View online
The latest things I've dug into including books, quotes, songs, gadgets and other things I've found interesting.

What’s crackin? Happy Tuesday everyone 🥚
An Open Letter To HR On Behalf Of All Employees: 📩Putting the HUMAN into Human Resources- if you hire people, read this. There’s a few obvious, simple things we can collectively do better.
It’s all fun and games til it happens to you! I spoke with an acquaintance who is curious why some people don’t respect COVID-based behavior change measures. For one, many people don’t know anyone who has had COVID. This prevents realness from sinking in. It’s like getting sad when “our” dog dies, but not when someone else’s does. To date I know 1 person in my circles whose had COVID, and he didn’t know he had it! There wasn’t testing available and he was bedridden for 2 days. He discovered it thanks to a test months later due to his own curiosity. While I can’t say for sure that I’ve had it, I’ve been experiencing flu-like symptoms for a few days. Other viruses don’t go away just because COVID is now here. I wanted to share what I’ve been doing to prepare myself. Disclosure: I’m in the herd immunity camp- change my mind 😉
  • 5,000 IU daily vitamin D– for those who think vitamins are expensive pee, let me explain newfound understanding thanks to Rhonda Patrick. This is my paraphrasing. Lets say that for 1,000 IU you get 1,000 IUs of bioavailability. For 2,000 you get 1,500. 3,000 you get 1,750, etc. While there are diminishing returns, higher doses do give you more of the essential nutrient. According to the Institute of Medicine, 4000 IU is the safe upper level of daily vitamin D intake. However, doses up to 10,000 IU have not been shown to cause toxicity in healthy individuals. 💊
  • Lots of daily sun and walking. Let’s just say I get enough sun that neighbors often ask how much I walk and refer to me as the naked guy– I wear only shorts and shoes for these walks to soak up as much sun as I can. ☀️
  • Daily epsom salt baths- this is a 4 banger. Magnesium (epsom salt is magnesium sulfate). I meditate in there and zone out. It’s good for exercise recovery, and I just like it! 🛀
  • Grounding- been a disciple for a while and am doubling down after watching this documentary. Many novel insights are interdisciplinary, and the man responsible for popularizing earthing followed a hunch from his days as a cable tv installer, frequently grounding wires. The doc shows people with obscure health conditions cured by grounding. They are in dire straits and willing to try anything as long as it works. I like this approach–its about as close to dogma and bias free as we get. Grounding is for healthy normals too, and boosts general performance. A woman in the film lost 50 lbs. in 6 months thanks to grounding. How my mind has changed- I intend to make “grounded” my default state and non-grounded the exception. 🌏
  • Breath work- playing the didgeridoo and Wim Hof breathing, in addition to some other experiments I’ll share in the coming weeks.
  • Cold baths/showers- Here’s a free ~50 page book if I haven’t beaten this dead horse enough. ❄️
New website is up! Stegdrew.com is now live. There you’ll find all of my writing and more, and I intend to make it better with time. If you’re not embarrassed by your first version, you waited to long to ship. The site isn’t perfect, but I’m glad its out there and am excited to improve :)
Patreon is no more! My experience with them, and for a number of the folks supporting me has been a real doo doo extravaganza, or shit show. 💩 Rather than wedding myself to more future headaches, I’m taking my talents elsewhere. I’ll share more in the coming weeks.
Be well,
Drew
PS- If you’ve been enjoying this, please pass it along to someone else you think would, as well. It’d mean a lot to me, and maybe them, too. ❤️


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