About the author
I'm a software engineer and an Ivy League grad with a math degree, and my primary passion is health and nutrition.
Throughout childhood, I was plagued with a variety of health issues– continuous congestion, common and uncommon colds, constant fatigue, and digestive discomfort were my "normal"–I thought that's just how life was.
This changed suddenly one summer in college when I learned to cook for myself. By paying attention to the food I was eating for the first time, I saw a clear relationship between what I ate and how I felt, and that by changing what I ate, I could eliminate the problems I thought were a permanent part of who I was.
After realizing this, I became obsessed with optimizing my health through dietary and lifestyle techniques. At first, I was just fixing obvious problems. But I kept going, and realized that we can get so much more out of our bodies than experience has led us to believe.
Full day's energy with no caffeine or stimulants and no nap? Easy. Hours of focus at a time? Possible. For me, it's not just about healing a chronic symptom, but getting the most possible out of my body, so I can life as full a life as possible.
To that end, I've spent countless hours reading books and articles on health and nutrition, and thousands of dollars on supplements and health devices. I've performed numerous experiments on myself, attended conferences, and spoken with countless doctors, nutritionists, and academics. Point being, I've come to know some useful information.
But why should you listen to me?
Short answer is that I care about what works. I have no product to sell, no corporate sponsorships, nor institutional funding, etc. I've merely learned enough to significantly change my health (and life) for the better, and if that knowledge and insight can help other people too, then that's just icing on the cake.
But how do you know what I say is correct?
Anything I or anyone else says on this subject should be scrutinized by one simple test: does it work? If so, then there's your answer. And if not, then so be it. People are different and I don't claim to know how to fix everyone's problems. Unfortunately, health is very complicated and you always have to self-experiment to verify if something works for you.
However, if you're willing to put in any amount of work to achieve better health and get the most out of life, I've learned some things that might be able to save you some time and trouble. If you want to learn more, I'd love for you to subscribe and we can keep the discussion going.