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Ultimate Carnivore Cookbook w/ Cody Zulfer | Fat Fueled Family Podcast Episode 149
Cody Zulfer has a background in competitive surfing and has also been a competitive Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner for the better part of a decade. Cody has suffered from epilepsy since high school. From then until his son was about two years old, he was having almost daily seizures—some days multiple seizures. Doctors were never able to pinpoint the root cause, and he was also what they called “a non-responder to medications” leaving every day a gamble of life.
After his son was born, he pushed his Jiu-jitsu training to the side and focused on raising him. Unfortunately, his diet went downhill, and he was gaining weight and a host of issues that came along with that: arthritis, digestive issues, depression, and his energy levels tanked. The worse his diet got, the worse his seizures became and he neither he nor his doctors understand the correlation. All of this was happening as his son was growing into a very active toddler. He wanted to run and play all the time, but Cory had lost the ability to play with him because his body hurt all the time and he had zero drive. He needed to change, so he started off with fasting, then moved into keto quickly after. Keto bridged the ignorance gap by bringing his seizures to a halt. He also dropped around 30 pounds in nine months, but some problematic issues remained, a majority of which were digestion-related.
Around that time he began hearing more and more about the carnivore diet, and he learned about the complications plant toxins and anti-nutrients have on the body, contrasting with how rich in vitamins and other beneficial nutrients animal-based proteins and fats really are.
Once he gave it a try, he was hooked. Within three months he dropped another 50 pounds and went from 15% body fat down to 10%, and was putting on lean muscle at the same time. His digestive issues disappeared, his depression faded away, and he felt great! As for his son, he had gradually taken out the majority of socially accepted food and snacks an average kid is expected to have. Being an epileptic, he was concerned his son could develop it as well. Cody wanted his son as close to meat-based as possible, but he also wanted him to have fun, and enjoy his food. That’s when he got to thinking, “How can I create food the average person would consume regularly, but make them carnivore-based?” Whether it’s zero carbs or very low-carb, he really wanted to create forms of the “standard American style food” people love but make them healthy and beneficial to consume. Everything Cody did was for his son, because he wanted to be a better dad. He didn’t want to be
The obese guy sitting on the couch, like a giant shadow of the guy he used to be. He wanted to be the best he could be... FOR HIM. Cody had never cooked anything before he started keto, but he had always loved The Food Network and cooking shows. He would study cooking techniques by watching and learning from them, and then adapted the recipes he saw them creating, into carnivore forms, and through trial and error, he perfected them.
Today, Cody’s son actually prefers the carnivore versions of his favorites as opposed to the fast-food and pre-packaged ones. It is Cody’s hope that you and your family will fall in love with them as well when you taste how incredibly delicious they are. They’re nourishing, healthy, and work for your body instead of against it!
The Energy Formula w/ Shawn Wells
Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on Health Optimization. He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients and is now known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on natural health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor.
As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs, and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical holistic solutions.
Two Meals a Day! w/ Brad Kearns | Fat Fueled Family Podcast Episode 148
Brad Kearns is a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record-setting professional Speedgolfer, #3 world-ranked Masters age 55-59 track & field high jumper, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete. He has written twenty books on diet, health, peak performance, and ancestral living, and is a popular speaker, retreat host, and face of the Primal Blueprint online multimedia educational courses. In 2017, The Keto Reset Diet became a New York Times bestseller and briefly ranked as the #1 overall bestselling book on amazon.com. Brad hosts the Get Over Yourself podcast, covering healthy living, peak performance, and personal growth with his carefree style and lively sense of humor. Brad promotes a nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle transformation program he calls the “ Mofo Mission,” designed to optimize male hormone function in order to maintain the passion and competitive intensity throughout life. His signature morning regimen is a six-minute plunge into a chest freezer filled with 38F water to build focus, discipline, and a natural hormonal boost. In 2018, Brad broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest single hole of golf ever played (minimum hole length of 500 yards). Playing with a single club (3-wood) and sprinting full speed between shots, Brad played a 503-yard hole in 1 minute, 38 seconds, scoring a birdie four. Brad is a 4-time top-20 finisher in the World Professional Speedgolf Championships. He placed third in the 2017 California Professional Speed-golf Championships, shooting 78 on a championship course in 47 minutes for a Speed-golf score (adding together strokes and minutes) of 125. Brad is an avid high jumper and sprinter. In February 2020, competing in the high jump in the Master's age 55-59 division, he cleared 5’0″ (1.52m), which ranked him #1 in the USA and #3 in the world. His 400-meter time of 1:04.97 ranked him #3 in the USA. In 2016 at age 51, Brad high jumped 5’5″ (1.65m) at a practice session, exceeding the All-American standard. At age 50, he ran a 400-meter time trial in 59.8–running in the 50s in his 50s! During his nine-year career as a triathlete, Kearns was one of the world’s top-ranked professionals, amassing 30 wins worldwide on the pro circuit. Career highlights include a remarkable streak of seven victories in a row (’91-’92), a world duathlon series championship, two national triathlon championships, and a #3 world ranking in 1991. Kearns is the last American professional male to place in the top-5 in the ITU World Olympic Distance Championships (1992) and still holds the Hawaii Ironman 24 & under age division American record at 8:57 (1989). In this episode, we catch up with Brad & talk about his latest book with Mark Sisson, “Two Meals a Day.”
The Effects of Perceived Stress w/ Carlos Dones
Perceived mental & physical stress of endurance runners After finishing his enlistment in the US Marine Corps, Carlos Dones found himself a little out of shape and a little bored. So he decided to start running again, something he did a lot of in his youth and during his military service. But it wasn’t enough for him to just run, he had to do something that challenged him, that forced him to prove himself capable of achieving something that most people would never be able to. He decided to run ridiculously long races. Carlos has participated in multiple endurance events over the past 20 years, including 50-mile runs, 100-mile runs, multiple-day, non-stop events, such as his most recent race, the Grand2Grand, which is 170 miles, 7 day, 6 stage race across the Utah desert in September of 2105. And he did it all while keto. After deciding that he needed to find a better way, he got together with Vinnie Tortorich, and Vinnie coached him on his nutrition. Carlos says that he would never have been able to finish the race if he wasn’t ketogenic.
Get to know Your Local Rancher w/ Kevin Escobar
Get to know your local rancher! Kevin Escobar is ours, and we had a really fun conversation with him & his lovely wife Sadena. E BAR CATTLE COMPANY was born from a Husband & Wife’s intention to honor their combined ranching heritage & rediscover what those who came before them knew about raising cattle. Their families, Escobar and Pearce, share a considerable & extensive history in the cattle industry in both Florida & Cuba that stretches back many generations. These early pioneers of the industry raised their cattle from birth to harvest on the rich native grasses of Florida & Cuba. I think they were on to something. In a world where things have gotten complicated, especially where our food is concerned; they seek to simplify what it means to bring quality grass-fed, pasture-raised beef to you all. Their mission is to honor their heritage, faith, land, and others through their Florida grass-fed beef—and beyond their amazing story—it is some of the best beef I’ve ever had.
Starting at the Finish Line w/ Matt Newman
Matthew S. Newman has been in the financial services industry since 1997. Matthew thinks that the job of the financial advisor is to be there when things are bad; to give families good news during the deepest and darkest of times & to have a true plan in place prior to the bad. Matthew was diagnosed with Grade Three Brain Cancer at 39 years old. His father-in-law Larry was fighting Pancreatic Cancer, he had three children under 5, and life changed instantly. Knowing all his basic planning was done allowed him to take on the battle at hand and avoid regret and resentment. Lying in a hospital bed prior to brain surgery, he realized every speech he had ever given on the need for planning in advance of the bad was actually about him! Matthew’s catharsis became writing. He started seeing life through a new set of lenses and began sharing his new understanding of the realness and fragility of life; his change in perspective; and the value of living in the moment and appreciating the now. These were gifts he had taken from cancer and would never give back. This was his journey, he owned it; cancer was just along for the ride. This led to him writing his memoir, “Starting At The Finish Line,” which chronicles the journey that he and his entire family took together which got him to a place of clarity, understanding, and appreciation. The book’s underlying message really exemplifies the necessity of why it’s important to get your financial planning in order; it is both inspirational and actionable. “Starting at the Finish Line,” became a best seller in a variety of categories on Amazon. It was named the top 2019 Unlimited Kindle Biography/Memoir by Book Riot, and the 2nd Best Brain Cancer Book ever written by Book Authority, and many more. He did a podcast with ESPN, has done three TEDx Talks, and travels all over the country as a Keynote Speaker sharing his story and inspiring audiences on the necessity of planning and the appreciation of life. He also speaks to sales teams, organizations, financial advisors, and more on main stages and webinars on ways to connect deeper with clients and prospects through realness and purity; this will drive revenue and referrals. His dedication to being a top performer at everything he does has led him to become number one in sales in his profession for over twenty years, while also fighting cancer. What drives him is his family; his wife Rebecca and his three children Luke, Jake, and Lola; his passions are fitness, sports, and raising money for charities to BEAT BRAIN CANCER! Matt is an ambassador for Head for the Cure.