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. 💚🧠✌️

Ketones Changed My Brain

Josh Perry and Dr. Ryan Lowery get the results from their 3 SPECT scans at Amen Clinics to see if Prüvit exogenous ketones have an impact on their brain.

The results actually shock everyone as Josh & Ryan are the first to ever look at the brain in a ketogenic state under SPECT imaging.

Thanks, Dr. Daniel Amen and Amen Clinics for the SPECT imaging and support.

Music by: Rowlan

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Amen Clinics Website – https://www.amenclinics.com/

Ryan Lowery’s Website – https://www.drlowery.com

Pruvit’s Website – https://www.PruvitNow.com

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Josh Perry is a former professional BMX athlete, motivational speaker, and certified holistic health coach who is fighting 4 brain tumors. Josh suffered a head injury in 2010 that led to an MRI, revealing an 8cm long/2cm wide/2 cm deep meningioma brain tumor. After a 6 hour brain surgery, 75 staples, and a16 stitches later, Josh returned to professional level BMX competition.

2 years later 2 tumors grew back and Josh used Gamma Knife Radiotherapy to shrink them. 5 years after that, 2 new tumors popped up, leaving him with 4 today, but after implementing a ketogenic diet, Josh’s 1 and 2 year MRI’s showed no progression of the 4 tumors in his skull.

Josh launched a health coaching business to inspire and help others to improve their brain health so they can transform into the most successful versions of themselves. Josh now travels the world to speak and is a soon to be author.

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Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Depression or Deep Rest?

People are scared to talk about depression for fear of being judged. As someone who has gone through it and gained a new perspective on what depression is compared to sadness, I found that most confuse the two.
 The difference between sadness and depression is…sadness is from “happens stance,” as in whatever happened or didn’t happen to you. This could be loss, circumstance, grief, or whatever it is. Depression is your body saying “fuck you, I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar you’ve created in the world.”
Depression is your body and mind going into deep rest. Your body feels it needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character you’ve been trying to play. Depression comes about when there is an imbalance and/or resistance with your inner true self and the version of you you’re trying to hold up to societal standards and what you think “they” want you to do, say, or become.
As you know, I am a huge advocate for nutrition and exercise. It is not only for physical well being, but also your mental health. When we make positive choices within the three pinnacles of health (nutrition, exercise & mindset) they play a fundamental role in the health of our mitochondria. The mitochondria are the “powerhouses” of our cells that create the energy our body, and most importantly our brain, uses to function called ATP. When the three pinnacles are weakened or out of balance, they compromise the strength of our mitochondria resulting in less energy production which creates anxiety, depression, fatigue and overall dis-ease. 
Once I began taking my fitness and nutrition seriously and I let go of what I thought “they” wanted me to do, say, and/or become, and just did what I felt deep down inside to be true to my loving inner voice, the depression, anxiety, fear, and worry all stripped away little by little the more I stayed true to myself and followed my gut and my heart.
I’ll say this again and again, do what you love and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Take care of your body. You know best and so does your gut. 💚✌️

-Josh P.

Is Pain & Suffering a “Must” for Life?

According to the actual definition of “pain”,

it’s suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.

 

That being said, the majority of us inflict that said “pain” on our selves by lifestyle choices and or lack of choices, aka mental illness (fear, anxiety, stress, and depression). I don’t believe anyone must choose what “pain” they will HAVE to endure and I don’t believe anyone must suffer against their own will, that is living in a past emotional state and experience, or literally harming yourself on your own terms, which creates illness and or disease.

 

I am not willing to suffer for shit. I am willing to make choices that will lead me to my goals. The cool thing is about most of anyone’s dreams and goals is that they come without illness or injury. MOST, is the key word. For example, my dream that I live today is to be a BMX athlete. An injury does happen because mistakes do happen in life but you move on, assess what went wrong, and learn from it. “Pain” in that sense is temporary unless you let it mentally hold you back later on in life.

 

What drives me is that life could always be worse, I am a living human in America, I want to support others in this world with my experiences that have given me tremendous perspective, and I, just as well all do, have potential to reach any and every one of my goals.

 

Nothing is worth my pain.

Pain is just information to the brain when things are not in balance.

 

I use pain as I use “failure” a lesson to learn what is out of balance and how to progress with my life.

 

-Josh P.