Fix Feet

My personal, n=1, experience with “fixing” feet:

All Barefoot:

Tree climbing and walking on tree roots.

Sand walking at beach hard and soft sand.

Jungle gym / monkey bars climbing and playing.

Walking or climbing on, through, over, around stone, rocks, curbs, walls, etc.

In work or home environment – pvc pipes of varying dimensions, lacrosse balls and batting cage softballs and golf balls and marbles (whole and half), 2x4s 4x4s 2x8s wood, slant boards (homemade)…. always standing squatting crawling shifting on these and other 3D surfaces as often as possible.

(Get into the right environment/setting, then let mindless creativity and unlimited play take over.)

Vitamin C

“Vitamin” = essential. “Essential” = must be consumed in diet, body will not create on it’s own. When the term “essential fatty acids” is expressed, it is talking about specific fatty acids that cannot be made or synthesized in the body – it must come from diet. While non-essential fatty acids can be synthesized within the body using other ingredients to build them. The term “vitamin” is the same. A vitamin that we can produce endogenously – in our body – is by definition not a vitamin. So any vitamin must be consumed exogenously (from outside the body) for it to exist within the body.

Chris Masterjohn’s Masterclass video on Vitamin C (some jargon to start, but weaves into totally understandable and actionable points for the layman as well. how to consume vitamin C and why. What foods are highest in Vitamin C, etc…… Stick with it….)


TAKA (Achilles injury)

Kelly Starrett on how to voodoo floss ankles  (Same for basically anywhere on the body)

Kelly Starrett on tight ankles 

Kelly Starrett on hack-sawing calf muscles and tissues 

Chris Masterjohn’s Masterclass video starts out really chemistry-heavy and then he blends in useful everyday information nicely so that we understand Vitamin C’s role in body and best ways to find and consume it
Sleep expert Dr. Kirk Parsley on Sleep‘s role in physical and life performance:
Dr Andreo Spina ….
One of the best general movers in the world – IDO PORTAL – approach to movement, body, humanity: 
Why not apply ice to skin where injury has occurred? There no science that topical icing will help heal and improve overall outcome of injury. In fact, most evidence points to icing prolonging the healing process and reducing overall healing. Here are a couple thorough conversations about icing…. but there are many more. let me know if you are in need of more evidence here….
Here is a little random video I made talking about how my own foot injuries seemed to disappear as a result of overall approach to health and fitness rather than acute attention to a specific area….

Perspective Rx

It’s difficult to pull specific episodes from the Jocko Podcast and not just keep pulling more. So listening from episode 1 all the way through is fail-safe.

Jocko Willink – GOOD

Jocko Podcast 82 (Jocko’s teammate welcomes death and writes about it. Jocko pulls examples from multiple Veteran writers over history for ways to look at life and struggle. GOLD. Also Jocko and Echo chit-chat is equally as meaningful).

Jocko Podcast with Vietnam POW Cl. William “Bill” Reeder. Jaw-dropping accounts of the experience of southern Vietnam (jungle conditions) POWs. Today is a Beautiful Day!

Jocko Podcast – Machete Season – after this, a complaint will be impossible.

Jocko Podcast with Charlie Plumb – Vietnam War POW of 6 years. Again, complaining about anything becomes irrelevant. Charlie and Co. are priceless examples of human potential.

Jocko Podcast BTF Tony Eafrati. Crush to dust any idea of preciousness in life. I picture Tony standing next to me and no matter what I was thinking before that imagination, I immediately get tougher and more resilient (While keeping my mouth shut. Big fuckin deal. Next).

Jocko Podcast with Roger Hayden. Again, any complaint in mind, picture Roger standing next to you and you voicing your complaint….. 

TEAM NEVER QUIT PODCAST – Tim Ballard Rescuing Children From Sex Slavery

TEAM NEVER QUIT PODCAST – Lara Logan Survives Sexual Assault of 300-Person Mob while working for CNN in Egypt

David Goggins – polarizing figure, but his story will help end complaining