2022 Foot Nerd Experience

Hi awesome human.

Thank you for making it here and for your interest in reclaiming responsibility for your health. We've been refining a health protocol for the past 3 years and are excited to present you with our 2022 version of the Foot Nerd experience below.

We believe that the cost of health is paying attention. Being healthy means making time to better understand health while mindfully exploring different ways to improve our daily behaviors. It's the path we must all take to move in the direction of health.

Applications are accepted anytime and the deadline is the 14th day of each month in order to be placed in the next available pod.

Click HERE to submit your application to begin your Foot Nerd journey.


 Summary of the 2022 Nerd journey: 

- 360 hour commitment (1 hour per day for 360 days)

- Structure: 6 blocks, 20% information, 60% experimentation, 20% reflection

- 36 lessons* created by Nerds

- Learning pods & learning partners


*Each lesson has 3 content layers:

- Layer 1: Audio lesson recorded by teachers, database of experiments to choose from so you can verify and discover your own truth.

- Layer 2: Conversations and stories by Nerds about the lesson topic (audio, video or written form)

- Layer 3: Sources used to create the lesson, recommended books, additional resources for going deeper (books, podcasts, videos, articles)


Enrolment fee

- $1,250 CAD (includes lifelong access to all lessons and community platforms as the project continues to evolve). 20% discount if paying in sats (bitcoin).

- Optional (but highly recommended) student pack $350 CAD (discounted price for Foot Nerds, retail value of goods in the student pack is approx $550)

- How we allocate the revenue: 40% teachers, 35% support, 25% exposure


Below you will find the topics for each lesson covered in the protocol (subject to change as we continue refining the protocol as a community)


Block 1:

1.1 - Welcome to your health journey

[our collective values (manifesto), critical thinking, proof of work, experiments, accountability, creating purpose, student pack]

1.2 - What is health?

[your definition of health, a process of mindful exploration, continuum of responsibility, a lifetime process, dangers of comfort/convenience]

1.3 - What is community?

[define community, your pod, your partner, how we use slack and github]

1.4 - Meta learning

[learning to learn, a practice, a mindset]

1.5 - Know thy time

[time audit, write down your values, check time and value alignment, efficient vs. effective, doing the right things]

1.6 - Design your experience

[clarify purpose + values, plan (calendar), prompts, setting hard boundaries, contingency planning]


Block 2:

2.1 - First principles

[tree of understanding, s.a.i.d principle, trusting our physiology]

2.2 - Science: A system for seeking truth

[science defined, applying the system, being your own scientist]

2.3 - Feet

[foot health principles, footwear, F&A HealthKit]

2.4 - Mind

[mental health, mental training, meditation, brain hygiene]

2.5 - Game theory of health

[sickcare system, mis-aligned incentives, creating a health system, medicine]

2.6 - Behaviour design

[principles, tiny habits, practical applications]


Block 3:

3.1 - Financial literacy

[the keystone pillar, protecting your time with bitcoin]

3.2 - Sleep

[importance, effects, sleep hygiene, immune function]

3.3 - Food

[food defined, we are what we eat, food principles, fasting, nutritionism]

3.4 - Regenerative health

[healing vs. symptom suppression, medicine, body literacy, hearing signals]

3.5 - Environment

[environment defined, mental, social, physical, environment design]

3.6 - Deep work & solitude

[technology self defence, intentionality, reducing noise, digital minimalism]


Block 4:

4.1 - Hips

[regional interdependence, chair sitting, squat: master screen] 

4.2 - Movement Nutrition

[sedentary exercisers, becoming a mover, movement > exercise]

4.3 - Pain, Hardware vs. Software

[a signal to be respected, hardware first, daily software updates]

4.4 - Play

[defining play, a forgotten learning tool, making movement fun]

4.5 - Ground living

[what is ground living?, default lifestyle, environment design]

4.6 - Breath

[importance, unnatural imposed demands, practical experiments]


Block 5

5.1 - Self awareness

[what is self awareness?, how to cultivate it, expanding physical/mental limits]

5.2 - Feelings & emotions

[expanding vocabulary, emotional intelligence, RULER]

5.3 - Stress

[perception, reframing, resilience, growth, engineering adaptive stressors, immune function]

5.4 - Relationships

[dynamics, living authentically, self, value alignment, honesty]

5.5 - Asking better questions

[deep listening, understanding, not giving answers]

5.6 - Life crafting

[design your ideal life & a plan to work towards it, define work]


Block 6

6.1 - Journey synthesis

[log review, analysis, celebration, sharing experiences, new old way]

6.2 - Major insights

[aha moments, toughest moments, sweetest victories, important personal lessons, application of lessons, heuristics, mental models]

6.3 - Deep dive

[deeper learning exploration on a specific topic of interest]

6.4 - Becoming a Health Guide

[what is a health guide?, path, expectations, the ultimate craft]

6.5 - Sharing your story

[10min video, partner podcast, craft a bio]

6.6 - Congratulations. Continuing your journey. 

[program debrief, importance of celebration, inspiring others, continued health practice]