May 2018 Links and Review

Every week, my newsletter subscribers get links to some of the goodies that I’ve come across on the internets.

Here were the goodies that my peeps got their learn on in May.

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Biggest Lesson of the Month

Never compromise your wants and needs in life, but make certain those wants and needs aren’t there to satisfy your ego.

Health & Wellness

Well no shit.

Your poo can give you tremendous insights into your overall health, but we don’t necessarily have a guide to what each type of poo means.

While I don’t think many of the treatments are the best course of action, this article goes in-depth into what each type of poo means, and which one’s require medical attention.

Take a look before you flush next time.

The best sleep podcast ever

Man, that Joe Rogan podcast featuring Matthew Walker was absolutely unreal.

In this podcast, Matthew talks about how drugs impact sleep, how cocaine led to medical residents working long hours, dreaming, and so much more. You will be blown away by all the fun sleep factoids, and be provided with great practical tips as well.

I also copped Matthew’s book, Why We Sleep. Haven’t read it yet, but the thumb through looks pretty dope.

Fix your gut by checking out this book

Dr. Michael Ruscio has been a cat I’ve been following for a minute, and he just put out a great DIY gut health book: Healthy Gut, Healthy You.

In this book, Dr. Ruscio goes through all the health problems gut issues can cause, why these issues are present, and makes the “treatment” side of things very simple to understand and execute.

If you have constipation, bloating, depression, or skin issues, you’ll definitely want to check this out. Prepared to be blown away.

Clearly a case of SIBO

Is your skin microbiome on fleek?

With a lot of the gut stuff that I am reading, it seems as though our overly hygienic society has done wonders for eradicating many diseases, but has done a number on our own microbiomes.

Considering that our skin also has a microbiome, the antibacterial world that I live in of constant sanitizing and handwashing in a hospital system is absolutely brutal for keeping my skin healthy. What’s a fam to do?

I came across Mother Dirt, a microbiome replenisher that you apply to your skin, and it has been a game changer for my dry skin among other things. It’s like Kombucha, but for your skin. Try it out!

The one time I will be filtered

After attending Paleofx, I was hit with the importance of drinking purified water, but as a traveler, it’s a bit tough for me to pack a big ol’ filter like I want.

I just got this water bottle, and I am really digging it. Not only does this filter out all the nasty stuff, but it throws in some trace minerals and alkalinizes the stuff you drink.


Under Pressure

Daddy-O Pops strikes again. This time, he writes a great joint about pressure.

Bill goes into details as to why pressure, not flexibility, is what governs how we move, and may be a potential cause as to why we hurt.

Pain Q&A with some heavy hitters

Came across this video in which David Butler, Lorimer Moseley, and Tasha Stanton ask social media questions on all things pain.

Some of my favorite q’s: is medical marijuana helpful? Where does “bio” fit into the biopsychosocial model? and what needs to change in acute pain treatment to prevent chronic pain?

What is good posture?

Daddy-O Pops Bill Hartman seeks to answer that question with this post on what good posture is.

The answer is unsatisfyingly satisfying to say the least.

uhh yah ok

How to practically apply research

Dang, Daddy-O Pops put out two gems this week, this post discusses how Bill incorporates research into his practice. This is probably the most pragmatic way to utilize the evidence, and I think y’all will appreciate it.

Is ACL return-to-play where it needs to be?

Lenny Macrina guest posted on Mike Reinold’s site in regards to ACL testing.

He dropped major knowledge bombs in regards to what is wrong with current testing, and what many of the current pitfalls are in the rehab process.

Definitely a must-read.

Personal Development

Break your social media addiction easily

I have a love-hate relationship with social media. While I love connecting with my audience, I commonly fall victim to the newsfeed rabbit hole.

That is, until I found the News Feed Eradicator. This browser extension completely gets rid of your newsfeed on your web browser, and replaces the feed with an inspiration quote. This extension has been a god send for keeping me honest with how much time I spend on social media.

Useful financial rules

Finances can be quite tricky to figure out, but the Get Rich Slowly blog just posted some easy-to-follow rules of thumb to simplify money management.

Some of my favorites include saving 10% of your income, and don’t co-sign any loans, fam #trustyourselfonly


The most in-depth rear-foot elevated split squat video you’ve every seen

Daddy-O Pops Bill Hartman came out with an awesome video on the rear foot elevated split squat.

If you want to know how each and every individual component adjusted on the movement impacts muscle activity, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

All you need to know about improving vertical jump

Ty Terrill, a crazy good strength coach out of IFAST, recently guest posted on Lucy Hendrick’s website a crazy good vertical jump article.

Here, Ty talks about all the variables related to gettin’ that vert up, and is worth a read.


How does this guy release another album of the year candidate?

Well, officially Royce Da 5’9″ has solidified himself in my top 5 rappers, this time with his latest solo effort: Book of Ryan.

This album tells an incredible story of the struggles Royce has had throughout his life, ranging from alcoholism, to witness abuse and domestic violence as a child. Some of the tracks are chilling, with others will blow your mind with lyricism.

My top tracks: Boblo Boat, Summer on Lock, Caterpillar, Woke, and really the whole damn album.

Most definitely in my top 5

This Ghostface Killah remix album is unreal

Ghostface is one of my fav’s from the Wu-Tang Clan; namely because of his excellent storytelling capabilities.

This remix done by Apollo Brown tells an incredible story with some of the finest beats I’ve heard in a minute. You’ll definitely want to listen to the whole album from start to finish.

The dope hip hop this year continues

Fam, you gotta check out this joint by Nick Grant.

I randomly came across this guy, and this album is absolute fire. It’s a good mix of contemporary sound with some stunning lyricism to boot. This is what hip hop nowadays ought to sound like.

Check out the entire second half of the album, you won’t regret it.

Photo Credits

Deviant Art

Beth Scupham