Summary Encourage curiosity. Create conditions for learning. Help them develop productive skills and habits. Provide clear, consistent, mild discipline. Allow for plenty of free play. Limit activities. No quitting on a bad day. Be a good example. Parenting Encourage curiosity.
Takeaways Boost immunity. Activity immunity: vaccines (including annual flu shot) Passive immunity: breastfeed babies. Exercise (not excessively). Diet (zinc, vitamin D). Avoid chronic inflammation. Plant-based diets, fermented foods. Summary Identify self from non-self. Two systems function in synchrony. Innate immune
Key Source: FoundMyFitness Takeaways Zinc homeostasis is important for many facets of human health. Immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Most people get enough zinc. If not: DNA damage, immune dysregulation, etc. Zinc supplementation can
Takeaways 15-20 minutes of sun. Oily fish, egg yolks. Summary Obtained from diet or synthesized in the skin. After exposure to UV B light. Vitamin D levels fluctuate seasonally. Reliance on dietary sources of vitamin D is greatest during the
Inspired by the Breaking the Market blog, I did a six month experiment with geometric balancing. Geometric balancing is an investment strategy that revolves around frequent re-balancing of a portfolio of (hopefully) uncorrelated assets. The theory is somewhat complicated (I
Summary of selected posts from Breaking the Market finance blog. As with Ergodicity Economics, I don’t pretend to understand all of the underlying math or economic concepts, but some of the takeaways seem nonetheless evident. Key Takeaways Investing: be weary
Key Takeaways Three ways to expend energy: Rest: about 60-70%, relatively fixed. Digest: about 10%, relatively fixed. Activity: 15-30%, variable. Activity consists of two components. Exercise = intentional activities. Non-exercise = unplanned physical activities. Increasing non-exercise activity is easier than
Takeaways: There is a trade-off to where you set the sensitivity for a test. You’ll either have more false positives or false negatives. When you test for a disease, a more sensitivity test means: Improve your chance of catching a
Key Takeaways: Aim for regular moderate intensity exercise: Uses and builds low twitch muscle fibers. These fibers have the highest number of mitochondria – you want more of them. These fibers also help clear lactate. More low twitch fibers =
High Intensity Training As you get older -> diminishing exercise capacity -> more robust and hard exercise. Dynamic endurance (interval training) – acidosis, oxygen debt – no warm-up…: Running. Speed and strength. Beach, hill or track. 2 session per week.