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Following My Own Roadmap, Pt 5

Sheridan Taylor

In which our hero explains how he took his own advice after ignoring himself for many months and fixed his shit.

I try to keep hydrated and eat fairly clean. I recognize that’s easy for me and hard for others. But discipline is self-love. When we do hard things, our body rewards us with dopamine. So, if you enjoy eating shit food, then regulating your diet to a healthier one will be triply rewarding. You’ll reach a healthier body weight which lowers stress, you’ll give your body the nutrients it needs to function well which lowers stress, and you’ll get a dopamine reward which lowers stress. I eat something immediately on waking up. Straight downstairs, turn on sunlight bulbs, drink a half litre of water, then yogurt. Even a small amount right away gets the metabolism rolling. It’s a double win. If we eat earlier, we’re more alert earlier and we burn body fat, achieving a healthier body composition.

As well as the minor fact that we’ll die without water in about three days, there’s another reason to drink more water. Even a little dehydration interferes with the body’s functioning and causes stress. More dehydration, more stress. If we carry too much body fat, the body feels stress and can’t function as well as it should. We don’t always interpret the signals our body is sending. We often think we’re hungry when we’re actually thirsty. I don’t know if our brain can’t distinguish, or if the body only has one signal for both conditions. But instead of a snack, try having a glass of water. You might be surprised how much better you’ll feel.

I added so-called ‘nootropics’ to my supplements to hopefully improve cognitive function.  I’ve begun supplementing with 1000 mg of EPA and creatine monohydrate daily for the antidepressant effect and the improvements in memory and concentration. I stick to routine and keep notes on my phone to prevent forgetting things, because I shit-talk myself when I do. I started using a minute long cold shower to get epinephrine flowing, relieve inflammation and soreness, and generally boost my mood. It’s best to do it early in the day because it causes the body to raise its internal temperature and that causes the body to kick its wake-up hormones into overdrive.

I started injecting myself with minimal doses of testosterone weekly to boost mood and energy levels. I didn’t put enough in my body to affect testosterone production. Just enough to counteract depression. I’m not trying to be Mr. Olympia here; I’m just trying to be a better husband and father. It was the absolute best antidepressant I’ve ever taken. I also started supplementing with fadogia agrestis and tongkat ali to boost my body’s testosterone production. I injected myself with peptides BPC-157 and TB-500 for 2 months to get rid of the physical and psychological stress of chronic pain and resulting insomnia. These peptides work, essentially, by telling my body to increase its growth hormone production and to use that growth hormone more effectively. They worked amazingly well. My pain levels went down 80 – 90-% in two months.

That said, I ain’t recommending any of this to anyone. I did a shit-ton of research and talked to smart people with the word “Dr.” in front of their name before messing with nootropics and injecting shit into my body. If you don’t know your body chemistry, don’t start fucking with it. I had lab work and tests and all kinds of stuff done before, during, and after. Please don’t go buy a bunch of “steroids” and start taking ADHD meds. Learn, study, research, before you make any changes to your diet, workout, supplements, or meds. This is what I did and what it did for me. My body chemistry and mental state is unique to me.

More to follow, over.