Healthy Living Newsletter #11

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Last Updated: Nov 28, 2020

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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and were able to enjoy it while being close to your loved ones! 

In this issue, I’ll talk about my experience while traveling during COVID-19, how stress impacts my sex drive, and the new stuff I’m currently working on.

Traveling During COVID-19

We just returned from a much-needed vacation in Mexico. It was the first time we’ve traveled by airplane since COVID-19 became a thing. 

While part of the trip was enjoyable and relaxing, things like restaurants serving their food in plastic containers that leach toxins, or that require the wearing of absolutely useless facemasks (see photo above for what I mean by that) while walking from the entrance to the table, rendered the entire trip almost worthless.

Bottom line: Traveling during COVID is probably not worth the hassle.

Speaking of COVID: if you’re as fact-driven as I am and want to learn everything there is about the effectiveness of testing protocols, lockdowns and how our immune system responds to respiratory viruses, I highly recommend watching this video interview of Mike Yeadon, a former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer for 16 years. 

Spoiler alert: It might change how you think about the current “pandemic.”

Sex Drive and Stress

On a side note, I’ve realized that my sex drive has more to do with my state of mind than testosterone levels. I’m mentioning this because a few weeks ago, I started supplementing with testosterone as part of my anti-aging routine. Since my T levels were surprisingly low (considering my lifestyle and age), I figured my sex drive would increase once my levels normalized. 

While I felt a change, it wasn’t a significant one. 

Since some of my medication requires refrigeration, I decided to leave my injections at home instead of bringing them to Mexico.

But then something surprising happened.

Right after we arrived at a beautiful boutique hotel in Tulum, I felt at peace and my sex drive skyrocketed. Maybe that was because the hotel’s restaurant prepared all meals from scratch using only local ingredients, or because the hotel used virtually zero plastic (even the drip coffee maker in the room was made entirely out of glass and bamboo).

Either way, that change in sex drive was so impactful that it was mind-boggling. 

A few days later, we left the boutique hotel to spend a few extra days at an all-inclusive resort at Playa del Carmen. We figured the kids would love it (they did) and we’d be closer to the airport.

As soon as we arrived, we realized that the food quality was piss poor and there was plastic everywhere.

We couldn’t even get fresh water that didn’t come out of a toxin-leaching plastic bottle in any of the resort’s restaurants.

Immediately, my anxiety level increased and my sex drive magically disappeared.

That made me realize that my sex drive and testosterone levels might be more correlated to stress than anything else.

Now that we’re back home, I’ll focus even more on managing stress and avoiding known stressors. I’m not only doing that to increase my sex drive, but also because if stress has such a massive impact on sex hormones, I can’t imagine what else it does to my body that I’m not even aware of. 

What’s New

Since the last newsletter, I’ve published the following blog posts and YouTube videos:

What I’m Working On

I have a ton of articles and videos in the pipeline and I’m excited to share them with you soon. 

Some of the stuff I’m currently working on includes:

  • Oura Ring Hands-On Review and Comparison
  • 🎥 Purify Guru – RO Water Filter Review
  • 🎥 Can Too Much Protein Kick You Out of Ketosis?
  • The Ultimate Guide to a Healthier Life
  • Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Do They Really Work?
  • Why Most Plastic Makes You Sick and Infertil

That’s it for November! I hope you have safe and enjoyable holidays and I’ll catch you next month!

Cheers,

Michael

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