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For the last 30 years, you\'ve been taught that fat is the villain. At Food for Thought, we disagree. We\'ve come along to explore the benefits of the Optimized Fat Metabolism program, and how it can help you – athlete, or not.

Food for Thought VESPA Power

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For the last 30 years, you\'ve been taught that fat is the villain. At Food for Thought, we disagree. We\'ve come along to explore the benefits of the Optimized Fat Metabolism program, and how it can help you – athlete, or not.

    39. German Podcast with Josef 'Jeff' Heusserer's Journey: High Carb/Type 1 Diabetic/Keto/Vespa/OFM

    39. German Podcast with Josef 'Jeff' Heusserer's Journey: High Carb/Type 1 Diabetic/Keto/Vespa/OFM

    This is a special podcast for German Speakers who wish to learn more about Vespa and it's OFM program to make the switch back to burning Fat as Fuel as well as improve overall Health & Performance in every aspect of Life. 
    Shownotes: 
    00:00:00 Intro Peter Defty in Englisch00:02:24 Vorstellung Jeff00:04:50 Sportlicher Werdegang 00:06:30 Gedanken zu "Wettkampf", "sportliches Messen" und Analyse von Körper/Leistungs-Daten 00:10:00 Essen in der ersten Lebenshälfte 00:13:48 Diabetes Diagnose! 00:18:20 Therapie selbst in die Hand nehmen mit "Lower Carb"00:21:20 Nächster Schritt: Recherche Ketogene Ernährung, Entscheidungshilfen00:24:30 Start der Ketogenen Ernährung als Therapie00:26:00 Am Anfang war es hart - Zucker-Entzug! 00:29:00 (Blut-)Zucker Mengen00:31:42 Unbändige Energie einige Tage nach der Umstellung auf Keto!00:34:30 Keto-Adaption und Restart Sport00:36:00 Der Mann mit dem Hammer?00:38:00 Peak Break, The Alps Race als weiteres "Keto Projekt"00:40:40 Erste Bekanntschaft mit Vespa & OFM und Peter Defty00:43:15 Vergleich zweier Spiroergometrien: Stoffwechsel zu Beginn und 3 Monate nach Training mit Vespa00:48:15 Peak Break, The Alps Race: Das Rennen00:50:28 Mehr und länger! Randonneur Brevets ...00:52:30 Entscheidung für die Teilnahme an Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 über 1.200km00:54:50 Neue Wege: Targeted Ketogenic Diet00:56:56 Stoffwechsel in Bewegung - ohne Insulin00:57:55 TKD Test: Ötztaler Radmarathon 201800:59:29 Paris-Brest-Paris 2019: Das Rennen01:02:08 Kopfarbeit und Ablenkung 01:03:57 OFM Mentorship Programm mit Peter Defty01:09:15 Training Gran Canaria OFM-Style01:14:22 Ratschläge für die Umstellung auf OFM01:20:30 Abschließende Worte
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    38. A Candid Conversation on COVID-19 & Health with Dr. Cathy Dudick

    38. A Candid Conversation on COVID-19 & Health with Dr. Cathy Dudick

    Join Cathy & myself for a candid and disruptive conversation with Dr. Cathy Dudick MD, a Trauma Surgeon and ICU Critical Care Physician from New Jersey who is working the front lines of COVID-19. She IS the real-life, George Clooney character in ER! She is also an Ironman Triathlete, lifelong runner, and mom. 
    This conversation confronts the real issues we face. COVID-19 is an opportunity for us to face these issues rather than get lost in the fear and politics but, more so, to consider getting truly metabolically healthy. . . and it starts with YOU!
    Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    37. The Conversation with Tina Hein

    37. The Conversation with Tina Hein

    Ironically, this first 'conversation' was recorded back in late February prior to COVID-19 sucking up all our attention. It is a conversation on 'Life' in many ways and how we can live it to our fullest by working hard and mindfully  engaged in everything one does. In this podcast we unpack a fair amount of the basic underlying drivers of our behavior, thoughts and actions including modern life and the fear driven culture we live in today. Tina's life mimic's the lives of many and it is a celebration of the journey while providing insight. 

    • 37 min
    36. From the front to the back, Jeff Browning & Marc Sanderson give us a 360 degree view of running the 2019 Bear 100

    36. From the front to the back, Jeff Browning & Marc Sanderson give us a 360 degree view of running the 2019 Bear 100

    This episode of Food for Thought is an engaging, entertaining and insightful conversation with elite ultra-runner, Jeff Browning (aka Broncobilly), winner of The 2019 Bear 100 in 19:06 and Marc Sanderson who finished 173rd out of 204 finishers in 34:55 yielding a 360 degree view of what it's like to run a 100 Mile trail mountain ultra. This year's version of 'The Bear' lived up to it's name with some of the worst conditions in the history of the race. 
    To give perspective Jeff's time reflects not only his level of ability and training but also the simple fact he was fortunate to outrun the weather whereas Mark was caught in it.....so were some of Jeff's clients whom he coaches. A lot of time is spent on the huge challenges faced by middle and back of the pack runners and the enduring grit that makes up the sport of ultrarunning. The sport's ultra-inclusiveness is also discussed in the conversation another reason so many people are drawn to the challenge of ultras.....while it is a personal journey of transformation the camaraderie and support to bring everyone along to persevere and overcome the challenge is what makes competition truly great....we all get better as a result. 
    Both Jeff and Mark are 48 years old, have extensive ultra-running resumes they bring to this conversation but more so they both have fascinating personal journeys of overcoming health challenges. 
    After several years of having severe GI issues which were only worsening, in late 2015 Jeff made the switch to OFM and the use of Vespa from a Primal diet and conventional fueling in his ultras. Since that time he has never looked back. His performance skyrocketed with an overall win in his first race just a month into the program at the 2016 HURT 100  and since then Jeff has risen to be one of the top elite ultra-runners at the 100 Mile Mountain Ultra Distance with wins at HURT, Hardrock, Bear, and, most recently Bloodrock tying Ann Trason for lifetime wins at the distance at 22 wins. 
    Marc Sanderson is equally experienced having dozens of ultras including several 100+ mile distance ultras. In 2004 he completed the coveted Grand Slam of Ultrarunning completing Western States in under 24 hours, Vermont in under 20 hours, Leadville in just over 27 hours and Wasatch in just over 28 hours. During a random checkup in 2016 and completely asymptomatic Marc was diagnosed with Stage IV Mantle cell Lymphoma and immediately went into chemotherapy. Less than 2 years later Marc returned to ultra-running but with a different mindset. After his battle with Lymphoma he realized that, in spite of the training he needed to do more and that he could not outrun a diet that was not optimal. In the summer of 2019, 2 years after his diagnosis he made the switch to OFM and 3 months later he completed The Bear, his first 100 after beating cancer!
    Here is his email:
    ---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Marc Sanderson Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 5:08 PMSubject: Re: New customer message on July 7, 2019 at 7:19 pmTo: Pam Miller

    Peter,It’s been a few years - hope you are doing great?I’ve been through the ringer the last couple of years — Lucky for me I work for a hospital, had a random cardiac calcium scan and found myself with a stage 4 Mantel Cell Lymphoma.  I’m two years post stem cell transplant and doing great. I’m needing to make a come back running and I’m having a hell of a time dropping the extra  20 lbs gained through my treatment in combination with just not being able to run like I did before being sick.   I’m going to run my first 100 since being diagnosed at the end of September this year and was wondering if you felt, given my circumstances that I could benefit from VESPA.  I used it on and off years ago after meeting you at one of the race expos and really felt like it help with a couple races that I ran.....  but like alway, cost and con

    • 1 hr 17 min
    35. Coming back from a Parasitic Infection

    35. Coming back from a Parasitic Infection

    Life is full of challenges because that's what life is all about. Some are planned like getting an education, learning a sport, signing up for a race or competition while Life can throw us monumental challenges when we least expect it! Today's podcast features OFM Athletes and Coaches Amy Hamilton and Naomi Land who live on opposite sides of the world yet contracted exactly the same parasite, Blasto Cytosis (Blastocystis). 
    Like Lyme's Disease the symptoms can vary and are often mis-diagnosed. In the case of both Amy and Naomi this was the case. It took literally years before proper diagnosis and treatment were made to correct the issue and in that time complications and other issues surfaced. In Naomi's case Hypothroidism and Amy's Candida, hip fracture and labral tear. 

    To add insult to injury during this time many health professionals dismissed their concerns and literally told them this was what to expect as middle age females and 'normal'. But persistence paid off and these plucky women kept seeking solutions and have overcome their conditions and gotten back to training, competing and, most of all, robust health. Both consider OFM as a key strategy and tool to reclaiming their health. 
    While this episode was recorded several weeks ago, this past weekend, the end of March Naomi organized and competed in the Roller Coaster Ride, an 87K Charity Ride from Bowen to Collinsville in Queensland, Australia while Amy ran a 3:13:39 comeback marathon in Knoxville, Tennessee placing 4th Overall Female, (technically 1st AG but as she was a top 5 female she was not officially listed in her AG) and a Boston Qualifier!
     This is a podcast many can related to and you will both enjoy and learn from this episode. Patience, diligence and a willingness to not accept your situation as the norm. 
     
     
     
     

    • 46 min
    34. The Power of Love (with some help from Vespa & OFM): Beth James, Mother, Wife, Small Business Owner, First Mother/Daughter PC Team to complete an IM

    34. The Power of Love (with some help from Vespa & OFM): Beth James, Mother, Wife, Small Business Owner, First Mother/Daughter PC Team to complete an IM

    It's only fitting we launch this episode on Valentine's Day! The power of a Mother's Love for her child with a little help from Vespa and it's OFM program, gives Beth James the passion and fire to train and complete IM Wisconsin, one of the toughest IM courses. Beth discusses her training, racing and life with Liza as a mom, wife and small business owner.....all full time occupations in and of themselves! Throw in a little IronMan training with a dash of PC to add a layer of complexity and you have another example of how OFM yields real results from real people just like you. This is health!

    • 34 min

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