BMX & Keto saved my life. It was 2010, I was 21 years old and I believed I was about to die I sat in that doctors office alone.
I was on top of the world living my dream as a professional BMX athlete, just rode X-Games the prior season, and I believed I was invincible until a BMX crash one day led to an MRI that accidentally found a massive brain tumor.
Because we can’t see our brain, I find we often dismiss how we may harm it on a daily basis. I learned this the hard way but YOU don’t have to wait for something tragic to take your brain’s health serious and make changes along the way.
It’s my life’s mission to shift perspectives on brain health and diet through the lens of my life journey so others can choose to make changes from a state of joy and inspiration rather than pain and suffering as I experienced, which forced me to react to a situation in order to save my life.
In 2013, 3 years after the massive brain tumor was removed from my skull, and 2 other smaller tumors that grew back were treated with Gamma Knife Radiotherapy (& shrank), I read a book called Grain Brain by Dr David Perlmutter. Grain Brain opened my eyes to how important both food choices & blood sugar levels are to consider when looking to optimize your brain’s health, performance, and resiliency.
Fast forward to 2017/18, after a third diagnosis resulting in 2 additional brain tumors in my skull, I found The Ketogenic Bible, Dr. Ryan Lowery & Dr. Jacob Wilson, & Prüvit, all of which changed my life in so many ways.
Thanks to a keto lifestyle (keto diet & Pruvit exogenous ketones), I have been able to improve my brain’s performance, improve my body composition, improve my lab markers, & keto/ketones is why I believe the 4 tumors I live with in my skull today are not progressing or limiting my potential despite no surgery, treatment, or medication this 3rd time around.
Keto is more than who you are or what you do/eat.
Keto, to me, is raising your level of consciousness to optimize your life.
Josh P. 💚🧠✌️