Nutrition & Poker

Playing poker every day can come with a plethora of health problems from the sedentary setting, unhealthy eating habits and for some even sleeping all day and staying awake all night.

I’m very interested in getting any edge I can on and off the table and that includes the health-edge which I want to help you with by making this first of a series of posts on optimal nutrition tips.

My girlfriend is a doctor (and a dentist!) who works in aesthetics and she travels around the world to cutting-edge seminars to learn about anti-ageing medicine and functional medicine in Vegas and Monaco (woohoo!). What she shares with me is the sort of thing that can take years and years to get recognition from traditional medicine. Now I’ve been excited to start making these posts as soon as I learn these new things but I’ve been a bit hesitant as I don’t want to be giving advice on the extremely new developments as I would like them to have more of a lets say… time-based-foundation before instantly sharing them with you. Without further ado lets begin!

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1. Water Filters

Tap water has been found to contain:

  • Chlorine
  • Viruses and harmful pathogenic bacteria
  • Heavy metals
  • Parasites
  • Hazardous chemical contaminants and impurities
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride

Now I don’t know why more people don’t have water filters considering all the potential harmful effects these can have on your body but maybe it is because people simply aren’t aware. If you do decide to get one be sure that the filters can remove everything thing you need it to because some only remove a select few of these contaminants from the water. I’m also not saying that drinking tap-water is going to kill you I’m just saying why not minimise the risk to your health? We’ve installed a filter for our shower now too.

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2. Fluoride-free toothpaste

Again as a risk-minimising option fluoride-free toothpaste will reduce your exposure to this chemical when brushing and flossing as part of normal healthy routine it just isn’t necessary in this day and age. At excessive levels fluoride is an endocrine disruptor and neuro-toxin.


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3. Tuna, Salmon and other large fish

The larger the fish the higher potentiality of chemicals such as arsenic, mercury (probably the more well-known issue as it’s extremely toxic), PCB’s, and DDT present in the flesh and fat due to bio-accumulation.


I’m only going to do a few at a time in these posts and there’s lots of potential topics to discuss like nootropics, meditation, hypnosis, supplementation, vegetarian/veganism, intermittent fasting, cryptocurrencies… TBC!

JoeyCraigProTip: Always look for edges in poker and life, they all add up!



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