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The GeneFood Podcast


Aug 6, 2021

Although it isn't often talked about, one of the biggest health challenges adults face is the arrival of a newborn baby. In this episode of the Podcast, John discusses strategies he's cooking up to make the arrival of his new daughter as smooth as possible, including the habits he's planning on changing to make room for a new baby. Notably, we discuss whether using a smart phone and caring for an infant match well.

Also explored is the concept of parental "set and setting." Usually described in the context of hallucinogenic drugs, mindset (set) and setting (physical location) would seem to play a big role in the success of new parents, and especially their moods. We explore parental set and setting against the backdrop of a quote by Robert Pirsig in the famous novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:

"Physical discomfort is important only when the mood is wrong. Then you fasten on to whatever thing is uncomfortable and call that the cause. But if the mood is right, then physical discomfort doesn't mean much." 

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