I’ve had the lurgy again this week. Maybe I picked it up some of whatever eve had last week but fought it off. Its been a whole week of feeling around 80% and then doing something like walking into town and having to abort the mission to go home back to bed and sleep it off.
However I slept like 12 hours last night and now feel really good today – apart from the grogginess of having slept for 12 hours.
I’ve was sleeping a lot earlier this year, it was really bad. I thought maybe it was my Anemia – A consequence of my Crohn’s disease. But even after taking my regular injection It didn’t help at all.
I have been a notorious asshole in the first 10mins of waking up for most of my life. Manifesting as a period of rage that I don’t remember at all. A small window of the day where I would say the most outrageous things which were unkind and spiteful.
But then I started supplimenting magnesium and zinc about two months ago.
I’ve been taking Holland Barrett’s combined supplement as it was easy to buy. I take the full two tablets a day. Which gives you the following %NRV
- Magnesium 266mg 71%
- Zinc 10mg 100%
The effects were almost immediate. Within a few days of starting I was a much nicer person when I first woke up. To the point Eve mentioned it straight away. I feel way less groggy when I wake up and I’m also sleeping better (and far deeper) than I have for a long time .
Last year the NHS said that people aged 20-29 in the uk had serious deficiencies in zinc (8.6%) and Magnesium (14%) and the numbers are far higher for a slight deficiency and increase as you go though the population by age.
I’m now a magnesium and zine evangelist telling everyone that I’ve been taking it and feel much much better. 100% recommendation.
It’s interesting that these are both micronutrients and the effect that supplimenting them have had on me has been so large.
One of the biggest criticisms of indoor farming (under lights or hydroponics) is that there is the lack of micronutrients they contain. When you bring this up to people who are gun ho about it being a solution to fresh fruits and vegetables in cities they dismiss it. But its a real problem. Vegitables should really be gown in the ground powered by the sun.
But even then there’s still a problem. Take this quote from Scientific American:
University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century.https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/
A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal,found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/
Organic food really is the best food for us. There needs to be an explosion in small scale market gardening to bring the price down.
Fortnite World Cup Explained (For Boomers)
This week I try to explain (for Boomers):
The Fortnite World Cup
The Size of the Video Games Market
The Upcoming Live Streaming Platform Battle
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This weeks episode was super fun to make. I feel like it’s full of power.
It’s the first time I’ve done research whilst making it. Googling for numbers figures and facts whilst making the script. It took a little longer maybe 15mins instead of 10 but is all the better for it.
I think the overall quality of the show recently has reached where I imagined it would be in my head when I started with episode 1 last year. Maybe other people would have given up by now but I dunno. I
It’s slowly slowly starting to break out of the bounds of my personal media sphere now and thats been very cool to see. (thanks Ahmet for mentioning it your newsletter!) Maybe that is because the quality is more consistent or just inevitable side effect of just having a how thats run for nearly 50 episodes.
Dipping the Stacks
I’ve written about 13k words this week including a surprise 2k words of fan fiction which came from nowhere. But it think it could possibly be a novel.
I haven’t edited anything this week as my head was stuffy and couldn’t concentrate. I NEED to get this first zine out.
Feeling ill has basically meant I’ve read loads and played Nintendo Switch A lot. I’m still on the Warhammer 40k kick. But instead of moving on to the final Seige of TerrA books I’ve read the following:
Three books in One week is reaching new levels of Aspergers binge Tendancies. Don’t think it’s been this bad for years. Plus its really nice not to be anywhere near Land As Platform related content whilst I’m writing the book.
I’d like to direct you towards this extremely well written piece in the MEL magazine