April 3, 2019
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.
February 13, 2019
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!
January 13, 2019
Karin Carestia joins OFM Host Peter Defty for a VERY insightful look into compound pharmacy as well as the OFM perspective from that of a compound pharmacist and athlete.
What makes Karin unique is she is a high level AG Cyclist, Skier and outdoor enthusiast so optimal health and performance are part of her being. Karin and OFM Podcast Host, Peter Defty, began conversations years ago first about VESPA which naturally led to OFM. Karin, a lifelong learner, quickly "got it" on how optimizing the body's physiology to metabolize fat had huge implications for health as well as performance. Her practice combines compound pharmacy with functional medicine, natural supplementation and diet/lifestyle coaching to offer clients a Holistic & Customized approach to their health and wellness.
Karin offers fantastic insights and strategies a compound pharmacy offer that the generic pharma distribution model simply cannot deliver. Listen close and learn a lot of valuable information you can use!
Karin's Professional Profile
October 4, 2018
Michele Graglia shares his experience as an Ultra-Running Champion. This not only includes how Vespa and OFM has been a game-changer in his performance but thoughts on life and LIVING! This is an inspiring story!
Michele WON this year's Badwater 135 which, in case you don't know, is an ultra which starts at Badwater Death Valley, the lowest point in the continental US, to the Whitney Portal 8347' (original race went to the top of Mt. Whitney) a distance of 135 miles. More so this race is run in the middle of July, the hottest time of the year!
This year temperatures reached 128 degrees Farenheit, the hottest in race history!
Michele recently completed a multi-day crossing of the Atacama Desert in Chile setting the FKT!
August 8, 2018
This is a MUST listen to episode for any endurance athlete open to making the paradigm shift to OFM! John Rutherford is a lifelong endurance athlete and an Early Adopter of Vespa then OFM. We trace his journey from being a teenage high carb cyclist on the USA Cycling Development Team during the time when Lance Armstrong & Tyler Hamilton had recently gone Pro and the culture was "complicated" to his life today as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, USMC Reservist, Husband, Father and OFM Athlete!
This podcast includes his experience being part of the FASTER STUDY LCD Cohort and the athlete who recorded the highest rate of fat oxidations, 1.79 grams/minute, at 75% of VO2 Max during data collection for FASTER!
John discusses the paradigm shift this has been for not only his performance as an athlete but his entire lifestyle including how easy, intuitive and sustainable OFM is as a way of life!
April 11, 2018
Years before the rise of "keto" Barry Murray was coaching athletes to become fat adapted to optimize their performance and health in a parallel universe to OFM's Peter Defty. Here is a candid conversation on fat adaptation in the real world with two of the modern pioneers in fat adapted performance.
July 25, 2017
This is a lively far-flung conversation with Adele Hite RD who is really a food/diet/health policy advocate and Peter Ballerstedt PhD with OFM Host, Peter Defty. The conversation goes far and wide to explore, dissect and rant on the current state of affairs of food politics. Prepare yourself this is not sound-bite podcasting and lots of nuggets can be gleaned.
June 4, 2017
Continuing our exploration of the "unintendined consequences" and impacts modern technology has on our health and performance Michael Neuert joins Food for Thought: The OFM Podcast Host, Peter Defty, for an even more in depth conversation on the physiological impacts of various EMF exposure we exist with on a daily basis in our modern world. Michael brings decades of expertise and experience to this conversation. While working on an electrical engineering project in the 1980's to reduce EMF in electric blankets Michael came across various several published studies which demonstrated the negative physiological impacts of EMF in their various forms. This "exposure" to the literature never left him after the project and he went on to investigate further, learning more and more but also learning how these effects were carefully and quiety kept from becoming public knowledge.
In 1992 he formed his company, Neuert Electromagnetic Services / The EMF Center, which specializes in EMF awareness, testing, consulting, products and information to help the consumer gain the maximum benefits various modern electrical technologies provide through minimizing their physiological impacts on our health and performance.
In this podcast Michael clearly outlines the various physiological impacts humans are exposed to and how they manifest themselves. He also covers how certain people are hyper-sensitive to various EMF radiation while others not so much....that being said, there is always an impact and long term chronic exposure will have an impact even on the most tolerant. Included in this far-reaching conversation are the "how-to's" of what a person can and should do to minimize EMF in a practical and doable way.....ways the listener can take immediate action on.
This is another long yet engaging and informative conversation which can help the listener in their OFM Journey....unless you live in a log cabin in the wilderness far away from non-native EMF this is another "dont' miss" podcast about YOU & your family's HEALTH & WELL-BEING!....dive in!
March 10, 2017
Join OFM Host Peter Defty with a lively conversation with Adele Hite, one of the Nation's smartest and most practical nutrition advocates for all people! While long this entertaining conversation discusses in depth many relevant aspects on food, nutrition and food/nutrition policy.
Adele is dong fabulous work as a communicator of the issues of food policy and is a true advocate for all. She not only has the hard core understanding as an RD and worked with Dr. Westman but a gift for writing and communication the issues surrounding food politics.
Adele can be found on her Professional Site, Earthropology and The Healthy Nation Coalition