Keto Choices

Choices people, CHOICES.

Keto is NOT hard, unsustainable, or unhealthy.

You know what’s hard?

Suffering from a disease. Having your skull cut open to remove a tumor trying to kill you. Dealing with cancer. Loosing someone in your life. Feeling physical pain from things that could be avoided.

The list goes on.

That said, there’s a ton of context involved around those statements and it’s why I do all I do. From coaching to speaking, to investing my time, money, and energy into creating content that brings you all value.

All my efforts are context based and I believe we all have potential the become as healthy, happy, and successful as we believe we can become.

It’s all in our choices.

If anyone wants to prioritize the health of their brain and allow it to perform better and become more resilient to disease, utilizing the power of ketones as a tool and/or lifestyle can be a game changer.

There’s also a ton of support for body composition, energy, recovery, inflammation, oxidative stress, and so much more from ketones themselves along with the consciousness of all areas of life that keto has shown me.

Here’s an example of a dialed keto meal taken from Eastern: lamb, Brussels, and a zucchini boat stuffed with an artichoke spinach dip.

Some clean protein, non-starchy veggies, and plenty of fats.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Ups & Downs

Happiness is a choice.

Fostering a perspective of gratitude along with a mentality of “shit could always be worse” is my key to not letting the times of adversity keep me down.

I’m not happy every single moment of every single day, otherwise I wouldn’t be human.

I feel all the emotions just as all of you but my focus is on the vision for my life I created and I won’t let anything stop me from at least TRYING to obtain that vision.

That said, I put in the mental and physical work every single day as I audit my choices on a constant basis always thinking…

“how can I succeed in this effort?”

“what would it take?”

“what can I learn from this experience?”

what do I truly want?”

And really focus on the life I’ve been given and all the abundance within it.

In order to have light, we must have darkness just as if we say there’s an up then there has to be a down.

It’s the Hong and yang aspect of life and in order to have success, we must have tribulations, “failures”, and hardships.

It’s not easy, it’s SIMPLE.

With daily practice, just as any muscle becomes stronger, the mind builds strength and the actions we take on our visions manifest into our reality’s.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

You Are A Champion

We are all champions in the simple fact that we have all overcome the most difficult challenges life has thrown at us until this very moment in time.

That isn’t to say no more obstacles will present themselves in our futures. But, the past has built us up and shown us what’s possible when we want something bad enough.

I’ve been tested on and off my bike my whole life, both mentally and physically, and I’m truly grateful for all of it.

It’s shown me how strong I am and led me to my purpose of serving and supporting all of you.

Take some time to reflect on all the hardships you’ve experienced and how you’re still alive and able to move forward.

Focus on the fact that YOU are a champion and the only thing holding you back from more abundance is your mind and the belief YOU choose.

F all the noise out there and go after what you desire because YOU are a champion and DESERVE to be as healthy, happy, and successful as you truly believe.

I’m living proof that anyone can be successful despite whatever life throws our way.

Love you all!

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

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Mom

Incredibly grateful for this woman bringing Danny and I into the world.

Grateful for the amazing things she’s instilled in us from working hard, not judging others for anything other than their character, how to budget but also how to reward ourselves appropriately, how to be strong and positive even when facing the hardest times in our lives, how to treat others we care about, and how to love life as much as we can.

Grateful for her being my number 1 fan and supporter my entire life and never allowing me to doubt myself no matter what I was going through.

My mom has always told me “go big and fly high” and has never let me not see the possibilities for my life when I give it my all and don’t give up.

To say I love and appreciate this woman is, of course, a given but doesn’t come close to expressing the true love and appreciation I have for my mom and all she’s been through in her life and all she’s done for my brother and I.

I love you, mom.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Thank You, BMX

I wouldn’t be where I am without my BMX bike.

The friends, the travels, the life lessons, the opportunities, the experiences, the ups and downs, and the challenge of getting to a top professional level of competition was an amazing journey.

All I do today is with the utmost respect for what BMX has done for me and what @DaveMirra did for the sport and my life directly.

Even tho I’ve removed myself from the competition side of riding and the BMX industry for the most part, BMX is still in my heart.

All I do today is with the backend thought BMX will be positively exposed to crowds that have never seen it properly, heard of it, or maybe didn’t take a second look at the sport for what it really is.

When I share my video and experiences on stage, people are always amazed by what we can all do on our bikes along with the mindset that fuels those actions we dismiss as it’s just what we do.

Today, BMX is a vehicle that carries my voice and story around the world and contributes to my journey moving forward to serve and support others as much as I can. It’s also a valuable educational tool I use to reflect on all its taught me over the years and how to apply those lessons in my life today with my business.

I’m incredibly grateful I found something at such a young age that consumed my being because had it not been for that focus, I wouldn’t be here today on a lot of different levels.

It’s why I believe everyone MUST have something they are passionate about and can progress with. It’s a great outlet for many purposes and keeps you pushing for something.

@joerogan referred to this as “creating your own struggle” on @aubreymarcus podcast. It’s so true. Rather than wait for some struggle to come at you despite what you want, create your own struggle to overcome like working out, sobriety, a clean diet, a project, that business you always wanted to start, and so on.

It’ll make you stronger, mentally and physically, and may bring more than you ever fathomed into your life. 📸 @jciake

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

SPECT Imaging

On a mission.

What started out as a dream of becoming a pro BMX athlete turned into a new purpose driven by a dream to change the way we view the world, our lives, and our 🧠 health.

A brain tumor diagnosis in 2010 started my obsession with how to optimize my brain.

Along the journey, I’ve learned a bunch about diet, mindset, injuries, toxins, meditation, and fitness and their roles on the brain.

A new tool in my arsenal is SPECT imaging, which looks at blood flow and emotional circuitry. SPECT allows us to see the damage occurring in the brain from the former mentioned above.

This allows us to incorporate lifestyle changes to help change, heal, and further protect our brains.

What’s rad is that we have just learned how exogenous ketones help support these areas of the brain along with exercise, meditation and breathing, and diet.

An important step, and some blood markers we should all know are mentioned on picture 5.

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On a mission. What started out as a dream of becoming a pro BMX athlete turned into a new purpose driven by a dream to change the way we view the world, our lives, and our 🧠 health. A brain tumor diagnosis in 2010 started my obsession with how to optimize my brain. Along the journey, I’ve learned a bunch about diet, mindset, injuries, toxins, meditation, and fitness and their roles on the brain. A new tool in my arsenal is SPECT imaging, which looks at blood flow and emotional circuitry. SPECT allows us to see the damage occurring in the brain from the former mentioned above. This allows us to incorporate lifestyle changes to help change, heal, and further protect our brains. What’s rad is that we have just learned how exogenous ketones help support these areas of the brain along with exercise, meditation and breathing, and diet. An important step, and some blood markers we should all know are mentioned on picture 5. Along with lifestyle changes, knowing your blood markers from said blood tests (photo 5) is blood glucose and ketone numbers via @ketocoachx (ketones) and Any quality glucometer for blood glucose. What steps are you taking to improve your brains health? Photo by @jciake Josh P. 💚🧠✌️ . ‪#BeTheChange‬ ‪#BeTheChange🌎‬ ‪.‬ ‪#ProtectThisBrain‬ #FueledByKetones . #ketoathlete #lowcarbdiet #ketofam #brainhealth #bmx #ketogenicdiet #purposedriven #ketolife‬ #brainhealthmatters #braintumor #braintumorsurvivor

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Along with lifestyle changes, knowing your blood markers from said blood tests (photo 5) is blood glucose and ketone numbers via @ketocoachx (ketones) and Any quality glucometer for blood glucose.

What steps are you taking to improve your brains health?

Photo by @jciake

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Helmets Don’t Matter

We’ve always been told that wearing a helmet is important for our brains.

After @davemirra being diagnosed with CTE, I’ve become even more obsessed with 🧠 health and sharing with the BMX community and all of you.

Although I’m an advocate for helmets 100%, they don’t do much in terms of concussions and preventing CTE. They do protect the skull from fractures, tho, which is amazing!

🤓But, when we talk about the brain in regards to concussions, we have to understand the brains development, how the brain actually sits in the skull, and how a concussion occurs.

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🤦🏼‍♂️Helmets Don’t Matter🙈 . We’ve always been told that wearing a helmet is important for our brains. After @davemirra being diagnosed with CTE, I’ve become even more obsessed with 🧠 health and sharing with the BMX community and all of you. Although I’m an advocate for helmets 100%, they don’t do much in terms of concussions and preventing CTE. They do protect the skull from fractures, tho, which is amazing! . 🤓But, when we talk about the brain in regards to concussions, we have to understand the brains development, how the brain actually sits in the skull, and how a concussion occurs. I’ve seen many of my friends out cold while wearing a helmet. . 🧠@scottycranmer was wearing a helmet when his life altering TBI occurred. . 🧠I’ve seen @vincebyron out cold several times with a full face helmet on, the last gnarly one resulted in blood seeping out of his nose and ears. . 🧠 @davemirra crushed his face through his full face helmet one year at a contest. . 🧠I myself have had a few concussions where I had a seizure and my heart stopped, all while wearing a helmet. . 🙏🏼 That said, this isn’t a post advocating for not wearing a helmet. Very much the opposite and helmets serve an amazing tool for protecting our skull and mitigating issues if a head injury were to occur. . 🙏🏼 This post is to understand the implications of hitting our heads. It takes time or it can be immediately. . 🙌🏼 Part 2 from my trip to @doc_amen with @ryanplowery to get SPECT scans of our brains comes out Friday at 330pm EST! Dr. Ali will be explaining this topic much more along with our scan results with exogenous @justpruvit ketones and without, what the scans mean, why we are the way we are, and how we can change our brains with and without exogenous ketones. . 🤔Comment any questions or concerns and I’ll do a LIVE to answer those questions.🤗 . Josh P. 💚🧠✌️ . ‪#BeTheChange‬ ‪#BeTheChange🌎‬ ‪.‬ ‪#ProtectThisBrain‬ ‪.‬ ‪#braintumor #ketoathlete #lowcarbdiet #ketofam #brainhealth #bmx #ketogenicdiet #purposedriven #ketolife‬ #brainhealthmatters

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I’ve seen many of my friends out cold while wearing a helmet.

🧠@scottycranmer was wearing a helmet when his life altering TBI occurred.

🧠I’ve seen @vincebyron out cold several times with a full face helmet on, the last gnarly one resulted in blood seeping out of his nose and ears.

🧠 @davemirra crushed his face through his full face helmet one year at a contest.

🧠I myself have had a few concussions where I had a seizure and my heart stopped, all while wearing a helmet.

🙏🏼 That said, this isn’t a post advocating for not wearing a helmet. Very much the opposite and helmets serve an amazing tool for protecting our skull and mitigating issues if a head injury were to occur.

🙏🏼 This post is to understand the implications of hitting our heads. It takes time or it can be immediately.

🙌🏼 Part 2 from my trip to @doc_amen with @ryanplowery to get SPECT scans of our brains comes out Friday at 330pm EST!

Dr. Ali will be explaining this topic much more along with our scan results with exogenous @justpruvit ketones and without, what the scans mean, why we are the way we are, and how we can change our brains with and without exogenous ketones.

🤔Comment any questions or concerns and I’ll do a LIVE to answer those questions.🤗

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Post-SPECT Scan Supplements

Part 2 of my trip to @doc_amen with @ryanplowery for SPECT scans of our brains drops tomorrow at 330pm EST.

The post-SPECT scan supplement line up, until we get the results of all the blood work that was ordered, is pictured here. UPDATED list next week.

Just a quality DHA/EPA Omega supplement can do wonders for anyone’s 🧠 health, let alone someone with past trauma (mental or physical) and/or toxicity (sugar, alcohol, mold, drugs, alcohol, etc.) to their brain.

Mixing that up with @doc_amen @brainmdhealth Brain & Memory Power Boost supplement to promote blood flow in the 🧠 can be very powerful along with a healthy lifestyle of a low-glycemic diet, healthy mental practice, and living a regular active lifestyle.

Check out my vlog part 1 from visiting @doc_amen for a SPECT scan on my IGtv and get ready for part 2 tomorrow sharing all the data and results with a deep dive into the 🧠 and how all the above mention information really plays out on the 🧠 based on imaging rather than opinion.

I’m really proud to join my brother @ryanplowery in becoming the first to look at the brain under SPECT with @justpruvit exogenous ketones in an effort to help all of YOU even further with hard facts and sound evidence that you can see in real time.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE and stop talking about it. TAKE ACTION and back up your words.

I want to make a difference and I’m investing everything I have emotionally, financially, spiritually, and

physically to see that change manifest in my reality.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

You Are Not Alone.

You’re not alone.

You’re not broken.

You’re not weird.

You have nothing to feel embarrassed about.

You have no reason not to attack each day with the same enthusiasm as before any bit of adversity faced you head on.

No one can take away the same choice we all have within us and that’s our mindset.

We choose what to believe in, what to focus our thoughts on, and what mental exercising we choose to participate in each day.

For me, the choice of gratitude to still be alive and have the opportunity to make my tomorrow better keeps me going. To believe in the fact that our mind and eyes are much more than viewers but how they’re also projectors for our lives.

To believe shit could always be worse if we’re alive, breathing, and have the luxuries of walking, talking, seeing, having clean running water, not being hungry, having clean clothing and a bed to sleep in, having a device in which we’re reading this post, and all the other things we tend to take for granted as living human beings.

No matter what hardship you’re facing, you’re not alone. Others, like myself, can relate to many forms of hardship and are here to support you however we can.

YOU just have to CHOOSE to find the courage to reach out for support and keep moving forward for what you want in your life.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Stress

How do you alleviate stress in your life? 🌀
 
Stress is a major factor in why we as a society are sick, fat, and tired. 😕
 
Whether it be perceived (mental) or physical stressors (toxins, certain foods, exercise, injuries, etc.), the mind and body are so closely intertwined that either form of stress creates a physiological response in the body as seen here in the diagram thanks to Dr. Ryan Lowery 🤓
 
When I began this journey of holistic health, it was based on fear of the brain tumor coming back. The irony of that is that 4 more grew back over the following 7 years after brain surgery.
 
My journey led me to nutrition first, which I believed was the single most important choice we have on a daily basis.🥑
 
Then a torn ACL injury & surgery led me to the importance of fitness for the brain and body.💪🏽
 
Along the way, I was learning more about keto as well as the power of our mindsets and subconsciously picking up on new ways of thinking.🧠
 
Today, I believe the mind(set) is actually the single most important choice we have on a daily basis, closely followed up by nutrition and fitness. The mind(set) came last for me and I believe it was for a few reasons:
 
1- to show me my strength through the physical challenges.
 
2- those challenges gave me clarity on perspective & purpose.
 
3- I was building my mind(set) strength the whole time and now that I’m conscious to it, I am able to tie all 3 parts of holistic health together and share with all of you.
 
-Josh P. 💚🧠✌️
 
Want help improving your health, removing excess body fat, increasing sustainable energy levels, and/or support with reducing inflammation?
 
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