Welcome to our regular Friday mailbag edition of The Daily Cut.
Today, we’re bringing you something a bit out of the ordinary.
Instead of talking about wealth, we’re focusing on health…
Legacy’s tech expert, Jeff Brown, shares the exercise and diet secrets that helped him fight prostate cancer…
And our globetrotting gold investor, Tom Dyson, shows why homeschooling doesn’t make kids weird.
But first… a follow-up to Monday’s dispatch.
I (Chris Lowe) shined the spotlight on groundbreaking new developments in the treatment of brain trauma.
They’re based on medicines we’ve used for thousands of years. Medicines that are experiencing a research renaissance.
I’m talking about psychedelic medicine.
Studies show that compounds derived from “magic mushrooms” and other psychoactive plants can combat depression, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts.
They can even treat the kinds of traumatic brain injuries common in boxing, ice hockey, and football.
Some of you have been in touch to show your support…
Reader comment: Thanks for writing about these natural medications. They could prevent so many people from falling prey to the chemical poisons that come in those cute little orange bottles with white lids.
Big Pharma, drug companies, the FDA, and other governmental agencies have suppressed alternative medical information that could cure millions for at least 100 years.
– William M.
Reader comment: Hi, Chris and Daily Cut team. I attribute my health, success (what little I have to boast about), and sanity to psychedelics and cannabis.
I am sickened and outright pissed off by people who can’t figure out that psychedelics, such as psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, LSD, and cannabis have profound medical benefits.
I’m sure once psychedelics have been fully bastardized into synthetic derivative molecules and given the rubber stamp of approval by doctors in white coats, these people will ooh and aah about them…
– Brendan V.
The psychedelic medicine renaissance isn’t just improving health. It’s also making Legacy readers money.
In March 2020, Nick Giambruno recommended shares in a tiny Canadian psychedelics biotech company called Mind Medicine (MMEDF) to our paid-up Crisis Investing subscribers.
He showed them how it had “tremendous potential” to help them profit from the psychedelic medicine trend.
Over the next 10 months, MindMed shares rocketed 996%. And Nick’s readers were delighted…
Reader comment: I made over 100% on this stock – twice. I bought in when psychedelics were initially making an impact in therapeutics. I sold after the stock doubled.
I waited for it to sell off again, then bought it back. I got another double. I am now riding it to even greater heights or an eventual buyout. I expect a 10-bagger when I finally close the position for the last time.
– Robert W.
Reader comment: I have to say I wasn’t necessarily convinced this stock was going to rise as it did, but I bought in at $0.31 anyway. I was up roughly 200%, so I took a “Casey Free Ride” [selling enough shares to get back your original investment] as you suggested. Thank you! It’s been refreshing to be able to get in early and watch a novel biotech stock like MMEDF move so quickly with such big gains.
– Marla H.
Reader comment: I made a 213% profit on this trade. I purchased shares on June 18, 2020, at $0.30 per share. I later sold half my purchase at $0.94. Thanks for the guidance. I appreciate it very much. Can’t wait for the next one. Keep up the great work.
– Thiru H.
But like many of the big ideas we cover at Legacy… psychedelic medicine stocks are still not on most folks’ radars.
And one reader in the U.K. is running into trouble buying them…
Reader question: Thank you for bringing my attention to this sector. I have taken advantage of the decimation in cannabis stocks. But unfortunately, my broker will not “custody” any psychedelics or stocks that trade on either the Canadian or American junior markets, or “pinks,” as they are called here in the U.K.
I don’t know if you have heard from any other U.K. subscribers suffering from similar access issues. Do you know of any platforms I could use to gain exposure to the psychedelics sector?
Thank you very much for all your hard work that has rooted out these opportunities – if only I could take advantage!
– Andrew P.
Nick’s response: Hello, Andrew. Thank you for your question.
I first recommended investing in psychedelic stocks back in January 2020, when they were on the radars of only the savviest investors. It is indeed an incredible opportunity reminiscent of the earlier days of the legal cannabis megatrend.
If your broker will not allow you to invest in them, I believe the opportunity is big enough that it justifies finding a new broker who will. You may wish to investigate Interactive Brokers to see if it’s a suitable option.
Switching gears… In March, we brought you good news from Legacy’s tech expert, Jeff Brown.
Last year, Jeff signed up for a battery of bleeding-edge medical tests at Health Nucleus, a precision-medicine center in La Jolla, California.
The tests led to a shocking discovery – a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Jeff recently returned to Health Nucleus for his six-month checkup.
His doctor concluded that by changing his diet and exercise routine, Jeff had managed to shrink his cancer.
He relived the experience in a Memorial Day essay at our free daily tech investing e-letter, The Bleeding Edge.
Now, his readers want to know more about how specifically Jeff combated his cancer…
Reader question: As someone staring down the possibility of prostate cancer after several consecutive blood tests showing my PSA [prostate-specific antigen, an indicator doctors use to spot prostate cancer] levels steadily rising over the past several months, I deeply appreciated your Memorial Day note about your own recent struggle with cancer. Kudos to you.
You mentioned your specific exercise routine, but only broadly sketched out what you’ve done to reform your diet. I have to say it left me wanting much, much more.
– John H.
Jeff’s response: Thanks for writing in, John. Here are some critical learnings I’ve had over the last year for folks wanting to understand the most important actions to take:
PSA and free PSA numbers are only loosely useful. They aren’t definitive. And from my perspective, they should not be used to inform any major medical decisions.
The first step that is useful is to have a prostate-specific MRI. It will visibly pick up any heavy inflammation and cancerous tissue.
The next step is a prostate biopsy. Not fun at all, but this is the standard for confirming, without question, if you have prostate cancer. Not only that, but it also tells us what grade of prostate cancer we have – or don’t have. Again, this is a definitive test.
For those who haven’t had any issues with PSA numbers from blood tests, the single best thing you can do is undergo a head-to-mid-thigh 3 Tesla MRI scan. It’s remarkable how useful this is in finding any trouble spots.
It will also produce the most accurate view of our body composition, down to the cellular level. These scans are not that expensive. An example of a company that specializes in these types of tests is Prenuvo, which has several locations and is expanding.
You asked about diet… Processed sugar is bad for us in any form. It leads to inflammation and obesity, and it is fuel for cancer. I know this is hard to hear, but it’s the truth. So cut it out.
In terms of exercise, the single most important thing we can do for our health is reduce our visceral fat. That’s the fat inside our bodies – the dangerous kind that chokes our vital organs and leads to disease.
The only way to get rid of visceral fat is through sustained cardiovascular exercise. This means running, biking, rowing, etc., at a pace that elevates our heart rate to around 160 beats per minute, ideally for 30 minutes or more.
It is critical to do this… preferably three to four times a week. It’s hard work. I deeply understand that. But it’s worth it.
Our reward is our dramatically improved health, our ability to have more energy to spend with family and friends, and a longer lifespan. Please, please make this the cornerstone of your weekly routine. Combine this with a healthy diet, and it all falls in place.
In the future, I’ll provide a more detailed summary of the diet and supplements I’m using to empower my immune system to fight the cancer. But for now, I’ll provide a short list as a starting point…
Breakfast: Bowl of steamed vegetables (cabbage, mushrooms, onions, parsnips), two eggs with spinach, a few slices of smoked salmon, coconut yogurt with walnuts, small bowl of berries
Lunch: I fast during the day and rarely eat lunch
Snack: On the days when I have something, I’ll have a handful of nuts and/or a tin of sardines in olive oil
Dinner: Always wild-caught seafood, green vegetables
During the day: Two pints of fresh carrot juice and one pint of a kale/beet/ginger juice
Throughout the day: Herbal tea, which is good at fighting cancer
Again, no processed sugar
Only fish protein
Only low-glycemic foods
I know it’s tough, and it’s hard to imagine eating like this. But it’s not bad at all once our bodies adjust to a healthy diet like this.
And I can promise everyone that after a couple of months, you can feel a big difference.
Aside from losing weight, your energy levels naturally rise. There aren’t the kinds of ups and downs due to our bodies metabolizing unhealthy foods. And I’ve found that my mental acuity has increased dramatically – great for work!
I’ll be sure to keep you and the rest of my readers informed as I continue to work to maintain and improve my health over the coming months. Like I said in my Memorial Day essay, if I made this much progress in the first six months, I know I can do so much more.
Finally, we turn to the topic of homeschooling.
As regular readers will know, Tom Dyson is one of the cofounders of Palm Beach Research Group.
And since 2018, Tom, his wife Kate, and their three kids have become what he calls a “dropout family.” Tom…
Three years ago, we quit our jobs, our schools, our possessions, our daily routines… And we hit the road with a suitcase, looking for adventure and new friends.
We’ve now become a sort of “dropout” family… a family without any daily obligations that “parties” every day, meeting people and having educational adventures.
Right now, the Dysons are in London, staying in Tom’s late mother’s rowhouse. Here are some photo highlights from their latest educational adventures…
Tom and Kate’s kids explore Queen Elizabeth’s Hampton Court Palace
Kate and the kids admire the Radcliffe Camera building at Oxford University
The Dysons meet Postcards reader Roger and his wife (on the right)
Trips like these are school for Tom’s kids. And in Monday’s edition of his Postcards From the Fringe e-letter, he spoke about his unconventional approach to his kids’ education…
Homeschooling sometimes has a reputation for forming weird children.
“How do you socialize your kids?” they always ask us when they hear we homeschool, assuming school is the only way to make sure children aren’t weird.
Maybe some parents use homeschooling to isolate their children from the rest of society, but we don’t. We love meeting and connecting with other people. You could say it’s our family’s prime directive…
We’ll wrap up today with a response from one of Tom’s readers…
Reader comment: I love the beautiful photos and your recounting of your museum tours. It is so very interesting to hear of your travels and independent, self-directed education.
Your children will be far from weird. I think they will be curious problem solvers with compassion and empathy for a multitude of people.
You can sign up for Tom’s Postcards for free right here.
And tell us what you think about his approach to his kids’ education. As always, you can reach us at [email protected].
Have a great weekend.
June 18, 2021