Ketones & Mitochondria

I don’t have a weight loss journey that led me to keto.

That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with that but it’s my belief body composition is just scratching the surface and is a by-product of prioritizing brain health.

Because we can’t see our brain, I find we often dismiss how we harm it on a daily basis. I learned this the hard way and it’s my life’s mission to shift perspectives through the lens of my life journey so others can choose to make changes from a state of joy and gratitude rather than pain and suffering as I experienced and was forced to reactive to a situation to save my life.

The profound benefits from ketones in regards to 🧠 health & performance come from optimally performing mitochondria and sufficient, superior, and efficient fuel to the 🧠 and body that produces less damage as a natural byproduct of metabolism.

When we’re running off of glucose for fuel predominantly, we produce more free-radicals and inflammation in the body, which damages mitochondria and create more free radicals and inflammation, which creates a damaging cycle.

Over time, from chronically elevated glucose levels and trauma to the brain (TBI, toxins, stress, depression, anxiety, etc.), the mitochondria can also become dysfunctional and begin producing less energy, storing fat, and can lead to more serious issues.

The problem with getting this message across?

There’s no way to measure WHEN issues may occur.

That’s why I share my story. I was 21 when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor even though my external looked “healthy”. Educate yourself and choose to change for the health of your 🧠 and from a state of gratitude.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Make Em & Take Em!

Who wants to burn body fat for fuel while fueling their brains?

Despite following traditional theories of eating less and moving more being the way to burn fat, it’s quite the opposite if within the right context.

The truth is that when we can shift our body to run primarily off of fat for fuel, both dietary and body stores, we can efficiently, effectively, and enjoyably reach our goals with burning body fat.

Burning fat for fuel helps support many benefits to the human body.

🧠 optimizing brain health and performance.

🔥reducing inflammation and glycation (blood sugar damage).

💪🏽reducing the rate of aging (measured via telomeres).

🧬 supports epigenetics (change in gene expression, which “can be up to 70% of our genes” @drandind).

👌🏼 increased sustainable energy without hard crashes.

😎 improvements to body composition.

Keto isn’t a fad once you look into the science behind the underlining mechanisms being targeted to create so many desirable benefits.

The mitochondria are one of, if not THE, most important aspects of the ketogenic diet, or a state of ketosis, that brings on so much profound benfits to our health.

What’s interesting is as you adapt to a state of ketosis, your ketone levels begin to drop due to the body’s tissues soaking up the ketones to use for energy demands.

“It is well established that the cells’ uptake of ketones is proportional to the amount of ketones present in the blood.” Dr.’s Lowery & Wilson, Ketogenic Bible

That’s why #MakeEmTakeEm is so crucial to understand, depending on your goals and where you are with your keto journey. While we can reach deep levels of ketosis with the ketogenic diet, supplementing with exogenous ketones like @justpruvit is a must in order to get numbers up.

@justpruvit makes the only ketone on the market that you can buy, drink, and that is “naturally biologically active” Dr.’s Wilson & Lowery, Ketogenic Bible.

@ryanplowery @zonehalo @themusclephd @drandind @kendberry.md @thomasdelauer are some to learn more from in this department.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

4 Months Off My BMX Bike & Now I’m BACK

I took off a few months to engage in some brain research with @ryanplowery looking at the effects of @justpruvit exogenous ketones using @doc_amen SPECT imaging.

I also wanted to clear my mind, rest my body, and focus on new endeavors I’m pursuing.

After back and forth internal struggles of wanting to ever ride again or not, I got the itch back and it feels good.

I have a few trips planned to film for @justpruvit and all of you at some amazing spots around the world as well as some crazy content ideas we have in mind to bring you all entertainment while showing you what’s possible when you believe in yourself and find your tribe.

@createdbybrian @brianundy @jciake

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Gratitude= Key To Abundance

Comment “yes” if you agree.

No matter what your belief is in which gave you life, how can you expect more if you’re not grateful for the life you have now and all that’s in it?

It’s not about being happy about the “bad” or having to be perfect. It’s not about ignoring that things happen that we don’t always want.

It’s about perspective and fostering a perspective of gratitude to be a living human being with an opportunity to manifest the life you envision for yourself.

It’s about being grateful to feel emotions of all kinds and to have the ability to breath.

No matter what you’re going through, 2 things:

1) someone has it worse.

2) shit could always be worse.

If you’re reading this right now, YOU won and have the ability to make your tomorrow better.

Shoot, you have the ability to make your immediate presence better NOW.

Rather than waiting for “this or that” to make you “happy”, choose to be happy now because YOU literally have all the control to do so. Nothing and no one else.

Once you take accountability for your life, accept your power and CHOOSE to own your life, you’ll see massive shifts occur.

It’s all a choice. Choice the life you want. Don’t let life happy to you.

Allow life to happen FOR you.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Dr. Ryan Lowery

Over a year ago I sent a DM to @ryanplowery with little to no expectation to get a response.

Less than 24 hours later I received a video message response full of love and positivity.

Fast forward a year and now we’re homies traveling the world speaking together and collaborating to share the keto conversation.

Ryan, just as all of my friends, feel as if we’re family that didn’t know it.

I consider Ryan a brother of mine and am honored to be in each other’s life and excited for all the change we bring to the world along with all the adventure and fun we have along the way.

Also, stay tuned for more content regarding our SPECT imaging with @doc_amen and @justpruvit exogenous ketones, among with content from @theaspi and all the fitness testing were gonna run me through.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Lance Armstrong

True or true?

Still have an email saved from 2010 post brian surgery that I wrote to @lancearmstrong and will share what that email container in person one day. I just know it!

Until then, I’ll just continue to share my gratitude and perspective I’ve gained from Lance over the years.

When I was originally diagnosed with the first brain tumor in 2010, I was on top of the world living out my dream as a pro BMX athlete beyond what I ever fathomed being possible.

When the diagnosis hit, I was a fresh 21 year old sitting in the doctors office ALONE waiting to get a report from a concussion I had received a few days prior. Never did I imagine I would be diagnosed with a massive brain tumor on accident.

I’m thankful it all happened and has worked out the way it has and Lance is one of many I have to thank for the mindset that was instilled in me on top of what my family, BMX, and my own journey instilled in me at a young age.

After a 6-hr surgery, 75 staples, and 16 stitches later, I was back riding in 5 weeks!

The fact that I’m still alive and able to love my life better than before is why I work so hard and share all I share.

It’s called GRATITUDE and PERSPECTIVE.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

My Role In The Keto Conversation

Honored to play my role in the keto conversation.

The keto conversation is amazing and allows for anyone who’s passionate about a well formulated ketogenic diet AND exogenous ketones by @justpruvit which happen to be the FIRST and ONLY therapeutic ketones out.

What I have found helpful to others in regards to my efforts is walking and talking my truth and sharing my perspectives.

If you’re on purpose and just sharing your truth, you’ll inspire many and attract the right people, experiences, and energy into your life.

Honored to be apart of such a loving, persistent, and welcoming tribe of brain health warriors.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Brain Health Is Wealth

Wealth starts in the brain.

Wealth consists of what we feed our brains: food, beverage, sleep, content consumption (social media, news, entertainment, etc.), desires, thoughts, beliefs, self-talk, exercise, mindfulness, perspectives, and so on.

Literally, every choice we make affects our brain.

If we want success, health, wealth, love and abundance within all of these areas, we have to begin by loving ourselves and that means loving our brains!

What do you do daily to love your brain?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

What You Didn’t Know About Me

Something only few truly know about me.

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Something only few truly know about me. The last few years have been challenging to me mentally and physically as I took a another life altering risk to create the life I desire. I decided to leave my “first love”, as @jciake refers to it (BMX) as, behind in all aspects as I chased a new dream to serve and support through my journey, education, and perspectives. I didn’t have a plan, just a vision I have dedicated my life too. A ton of adversity presented itself as soon as I made the choice to design a new path in my life. Some say I’m “lucky” to live the life I do but I don’t believe in luck, just choices. I come from no money, no upper hand, a ton of adversity against me, and no handouts. I have contributed to make the same choice, challenge the status quo and being told “no”. I’ve just implemented dedication, grit, perspective, mental and physical strength, and a perspective to never see “failure” as failure but opportunities to learn and grow. Some may have said “no” to me, mocked me, or straight up doubted me in any fashion. I thank all of you for your love and support, your hate, your faith, you doubt, and anything in between. The feeling I get from going on stage, others sharing their gratitude for my sharing, and others opening themselves to me (a complete stranger) after I open myself up free of judgement and only love. I’m grateful for the choices I’ve made and the life I live. I do all I do to share the possibilities that we all live with and can take advantage of as soon as we decide to allow ourselves to live the life we desire and believe we deserve. If I can, we all can and I won’t stop sharing that perspective. Choose the belief in yourself and the life you desire. Josh P. 💚🧠✌️ . .‬ . #brainhealth ‪#FueledByKetones #JustPruvit #PruvitEveryday #Pruvit‬ #gratitudeisabundance #perspective #ketotransformation #SpeakYourTruth #manifestation

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The last few years have been challenging to me mentally and physically as I took a another life altering risk to create the life I desire.

I decided to leave my “first love”, as @jciake refers to it (BMX) as, behind in all aspects as I chased a new dream to serve and support through my journey, education, and perspectives.

I didn’t have a plan, just a vision I have dedicated my life too.

A ton of adversity presented itself as soon as I made the choice to design a new path in my life.

Some say I’m “lucky” to live the life I do but I don’t believe in luck, just choices.

I come from no money, no upper hand, a ton of adversity against me, and no handouts. I have contributed to make the same choice, challenge the status quo and being told “no”. I’ve just implemented dedication, grit, perspective, mental and physical strength, and a perspective to never see “failure” as failure but opportunities to learn and grow.

Some may have said “no” to me, mocked me, or straight up doubted me in any fashion.

I thank all of you for your love and support, your hate, your faith, you doubt, and anything in between.

The feeling I get from going on stage, others sharing their gratitude for my sharing, and others opening themselves to me (a complete stranger) after I open myself up free of judgement and only love.

I’m grateful for the choices I’ve made and the life I live.

I do all I do to share the possibilities that we all live with and can take advantage of as soon as we decide to allow ourselves to live the life we desire and believe we deserve.

If I can, we all can and I won’t stop sharing that perspective.

Choose the belief in yourself and the life you desire.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Sad But True

This is pretty ridiculous but sadly spot on to the direction our society is heading.

What’s even sadder is the fact that many people don’t even have control over it because their brain is being hijacked by the biological affects of the foodlikeproducts our nation consumes on a regular basis, making up for over 75% of diets and is full of sugar.

I was once there but luckily for me, and my genetic predisposition, I stayed “in-shape” and was “healthy”. At least I thought I was healthy.

The inflamed state of my body from such a processed diet, along with mutated genes and specific negative genes activated, led me to being diagnosed with a non cancerous meningioma brain tumor.

Since then, I have made some serious changes to my lifestyle and diet and I share this with all of you to inspire each and every one of you to make just one small change to your lifestyle and diet that could have such a profound impact you’ll never fathom until experienced.

You don’t need to be perfect or do it all at once. Just adopt one small change here and there, and stick to it, and share what you experience with others.

@nutritionschool refers to this as the ripple affect and I have seen it take place on a regular basis in my life.

Love your body and treat it right. You won’t be disappointed.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️