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

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!


33. Karin Carestia, RPh, OFM & Why Compound Pharmacy

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



32. 2018 Badwater 135 & Atacama Desert FKT Holder & all-around fabulous human Michele Graglia on OFM

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!


31. Major John Rutherford USMC: Early Adopter of OFM

August 8, 2018

2017_Savageman_70_3_Swim_2017_09_27_10_28_35_UTC_.jpgThis 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!


30. Conversation with Barry Murray of Optimum Nutrition 4 Sport

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. 


29. Food Politics with Adele Hite and Peter Ballerstedt

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. 


28. OFM continues to explore the Nexus of Technology & Its Physiological Impacts on the Human Potential with Michael Neuert

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!






27. OFM explores RBC Agglutination with Beverly Rubik PhD

April 27, 2017

Technology brings a host of "unintended consequences" along with its benefits. While empowering us in many ways many common electronic technologies also sap us of our energy and health. Dr. Beverly Rubik (PhD UC Berkeley, Biophysics 1979) joins Food for Thought: The OFM Podcast host, Peter Defty to share her pioneering work on how non-native emf's  (EMF=Electromagnetic Field) and non-ruminant red meat which has not been properly cured or marinated has immediate & profound deleterious effects on RBC's (RBC=Red Blood Cell). 

In addition to discussing the issues and there impacts Beverly & Peter discuss everyday strategies to minimize the impacts. 


Dr. Rubik's Institute: http://www.frontiersciences.org/







26. Superb conversation on all things food with Adele Hite & OFM Host Peter Defty

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


25. Travis Macy & The OFM Transformation

February 21, 2017

 Travis is an internationally acclaimed endurance athlete who has competed in some of the World's most grueling events. like the Leadville 100 and Eco Challenge Adventure Race etc. Gleaning from the lessons of his career as an endurance athlete he wrote "The Ultra Mindset" which embodies the OFM mental game.  This gave Travis the critical thinking skills to recognize the signs that the effects of performing physical activities at a high level by fueling them with massive amounts of carbohydrates were becoming significant detriments to his health and performance. Last year Travis made the switch and is here today to share his views, strategies and results from making the fundamental shift back to "fat is fuel" the OFM way!  Join Travis, Peter & Naomi for an uplifting conversation on his personal OFM transformation.