Keto for Endurance Athletes
Podcast 73 - Jake Stiner on How to Fix Your Eyes and Throw Your Glasses Away

Podcast 73 - Jake Stiner on How to Fix Your Eyes and Throw Your Glasses Away

December 11, 2019

Twenty years ago Jake Stiner began a journey to reverse my -5.00 diopter myopia.  It took a great deal of experimenting and trial and error to apply theoretical concepts found in clinical journals and peer reviewed studies, though he eventually managed get back my natural 20/20 eyesight.

Over the years he cataloged the many tools, resources, and experiences that made my myopia recovery a reality.  Much of it exists now as part of this resource to help and share and connect with fellow myopes, so that more of us could our get natural eyesight back. More about my own antics a bit further on – but first let’s talk a bit about endmyopia and a few things you may want to know before diving in. 

Podcast 71: From Professional Comedian to Health Expert - T.C. Hale Discusses How to Kick It Naturally

Podcast 71: From Professional Comedian to Health Expert - T.C. Hale Discusses How to Kick It Naturally

November 6, 2019

How did a professional comedian become a fitness expert?

Like most natural health experts, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale) began his career in stand-up comedy. Touring professionally as a comic for nearly a decade, he never envisioned that he would one day teach the world how to sleep, poop, and even lose weight.

On Valentine’s Day, 2004, Tony lost his voice and it never came back. After twenty-three doctors couldn’t figure out the problem, Tony decided it was time to dig for his own answers. Eight years later, not only did Tony figure out his own issues, he also happened upon hidden information about how to improve countless other health problems.

Though Tony likes to boast about the fact that he holds no legitimate credentials (nor does he believe that we need any more “experts” from the same pool of knowledge already failing so many with health issues), he is greatly respected by his peers in the natural health industry. The biggest manufacturers in the health, fitness and organic products industries send Tony their products every year in hopes of winning one of his GearAwards.

Beyond working with many celebrity clients, Tony is on the executive board of the Coalition For Health Education, a nonprofit association that helps professionals and their clients learn about health through nutrition. Additionally, Tony teaches monthly webinars about nutrition to doctors, nutritionists and other health care professionals from more than thirty-five countries.

You can also find Tony producing documentaries like, WHY AM I SO FAT? A film that teaches the truth about weight loss while showcasing Tony’s client, Gabe Evans, who lost 200 pounds in 9 ½ months by treating Tony’s word as gospel.

Podcast 70: Optimizing a Keto Lifestyle with Danny Vega

Podcast 70: Optimizing a Keto Lifestyle with Danny Vega

October 14, 2019

I had the great opportunity to interview Danny Vega about Optimizing a Keto Lifestyle. Danny and his wife Maura have the blog and podcast the Fat Fueled Family.

Danny grew up in Miami, Florida and has always been interested in nutrition and fitness. Ever since he was a young kid, he wanted to be a “strong man”. 

In high school, he was the starting running back for my football team and led the county in rushing yards. He then went on to receive my bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 2004, where I was a member of the football team and a three-time Dean’s List recipient. After college, he pursued my Master’s of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men’s basketball team, along with women’s basketball, tennis, and golf programs. He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams win the 2007 conference championship and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. 

He had been out of collegiate Strength & Conditioning for almost a decade, but I have continued to compete in sports such as Crossfit, powerlifting, half marathons, and now rowing. In June of 2016, he discovered the ketogenic lifestyle and never looked back. He found so many benefits within a week of switching, that I knew this would be my new way of life. Inflammation and injuries from years of playing on turf and beating myself up with heavy lifting were gone. He regained control over my hunger and found mental clarity and an increase in productivity that he had never experienced before. In August of 2017, after over a year of dipping his toes in the water, his two boys joined us. 

Desmond, his oldest, felt an immediate increase in energy and improvement in his allergies and asthma. Dean, his youngest, has had astounding improvements in his eczema and mood. Our children are immune to cravings. It has been an amazing thing to see. He thought his kids were “picky” just like most kids supposedly are; keto changed their taste buds and now they crave real, nourishing food like the recipes you will find on this PDF. Best of all, they do not feel restricted in any way!

He understands that transitioning the family can be challenging, Danny and Maura, Danny’s wife, hope his blog help you conveniently transition your entire family to a low carb lifestyle so that you, too, can experience all of the profound benefits we have!


Podcast 70: Jessica Tye - Let Food Be Thy Medicine.

Podcast 70: Jessica Tye - Let Food Be Thy Medicine.

September 20, 2019

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food... Jessica didn't come up this quote but she wished she did. She talks about how food helped heal her, her son and her journey to better health. 

Jessica became inspired by the healing powers of food. She became a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner to help others find healing with good nutrition.


Check out Jessica, her website, and her podcast

Podcast 69: Christine Moore on the Importance of Good Digestion

Podcast 69: Christine Moore on the Importance of Good Digestion

September 16, 2019

Coach Stephanie discusses the importance of digestion with Christine Moore, NTP. She covers where digestion starts, what happens along the way, and what can go wrong. She also discusses how to help some common digestive problems. She reminds us that it isn't always what we eat that is important. It is what we digest. 


Check out Christine's podcast at Nutritional Pearls Podcast

Podcast 68: Keto Savage Coach Robert Sikes - Building Muscle on Keto

Podcast 68: Keto Savage Coach Robert Sikes - Building Muscle on Keto

September 9, 2019

Robert Sikes, a lifetime natural competitive bodybuilder.  Started coaching to help motivate and educate others. He has proven results with his own competitions and his clients that you can build muscle following a ketogenic diet. 


Robert shares the biggest benefits of keto and bodybuilding is that it is a much healthier option than the with traditional bodybuilding. Another added benefit to keto bodybuilding is that you don't have to add on all the bulk building and then drastically cut during the taper. The Keto Savage method helps bodybuilders stay healthy and lean year around.

Find Robert at KetoSavage



Podcast 67: Crystal Sikes on Becoming a Keto Figure Competitor

Podcast 67: Crystal Sikes on Becoming a Keto Figure Competitor

August 19, 2019

Crystal Sikes (aka Lady Savage) is a very passionate individual. She loves training, motivating, and helping people in any way she can. Crystal has been a keto coach for several years as well as a fitness trainer. Keto has helped her overcome so many things from her digestive issues to her physical stamina, and strength in the gym. Seeing all her success with keto and weightlifting has encouraged her to dig much deeper so she is able to help others do the same. Crystal is a soft-hearted and loving individual but determined to change the lives of others. She and her husband, Keto Savage, make an awesome team and plan to use their passions to better this world. 

Podcast 66: Ketovangelist Coach Mary Roberts - How to Overcome Food Addiction

Podcast 66: Ketovangelist Coach Mary Roberts - How to Overcome Food Addiction

August 5, 2019

Mary Roberts is a 47-year-old wife and mother who spent the majority of her life battling sugar addiction and various stages of obesity. Through living a Ketogenic Lifestyle, she has overcome obesity and maintains control over her food addiction and her health. She is a recovering compulsive overeater/binge eater and has over 5 years of food sobriety.

In addition to battling the "sugar monster" and the scale, she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. Six years later she found herself, at age 42, weighing in at 260 pounds and suffering from fatigue, depression, frequent illnesses, and relying on various medications to control her conditions. She decided she couldn't go on living that way, and she set out to make a change.


Today, thanks to Ketogenic eating and heavy lifting, Mary maintains healthy stable body weight. She is no longer on any medications, has normal blood pressure, and controls her diabetes through the food she eats. She has essentially reversed her diabetes, and her diabetic symptoms - such as numbness in her limbs, blurry vision, aches, and pains, or diabetic levels of extremely high blood sugar- are no more. She also no longer has sleep apnea, has stopped snoring, has no more asthma/allergy issues, perfect cholesterol and has not been sick with even a cold or the sniffles in over 4 years. Depression and brain fog are completely gone, and she now enjoys mental clarity and regular feelings of happiness, joy, and freedom. In addition to overcoming all of her health issues, she has overcome a lifetime of binge eating, sugar/food addiction, and obesity.

She is passionate about helping people navigate a ketogenic way of eating and overcoming their dysfunctional relationship with food. Keto literally saved her life and she wants other people to know they don’t have to suffer. Mary has been following a ketogenic diet/lifestyle for five years.

Mary has experience working with clients to overcome eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and bulimia. Several of her clients have reversed their Type 2 Diabetes, learned to manage their Type 1 without extreme highs and lows, managing their autoimmune diseases, overcoming obesity, lowering their high cholesterol, lowering their high blood pressure and overcoming food/sugar addiction.

You can follow her journey on Instagram and Facebook @ketomary71 

Podcast 65: Travis Statham - Carnivore Success Story and Community Supporter

Podcast 65: Travis Statham - Carnivore Success Story and Community Supporter

March 22, 2019

Travis Talks about why he started a Carnivore/Zero Carb way of eating. He discusses why he is helping thousands around the world.


Travis Statham @travis_statham, moderator of r/ZeroCarb, r/KetoScience and the World Carnivore Tribe facebook group making the world a better place by supporting the Carnivore/Zero Carb Community. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Benefits of a Carnivore Way of Eating

  • Personal stories of how we found a carnivore way of eating.
  • Carnivore Support Resouces

  • Where to find Carnivore Resources


Carnivore Resources

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Podcast 64: The WHOLESTIC Method with Debbie Potts

Podcast 64: The WHOLESTIC Method with Debbie Potts

October 15, 2018

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years.  Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men’s Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons – five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship.  Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an “all in one” fitness studio – now including The WHOLESTIC Method Services including The WHOLE Athlete coaching program, Infrared Therapy Treatment and Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.   

Debbie has played various roles in the fitness industry for the past 25 years in Bellevue, WA including fitness management, top personal trainer, group and small group personal training, cycling instructor, yoga, Pilates Mat, run, triathlon coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Superhuman Coach, Metabolic Efficiency Technician, and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  She has implemented heart rate training, heart rate variability training and metabolic efficiency testing into her coaching services over the years. Debbie is a speaker, podcast host (The WHOLE Tri-Athlete) and an author of “LIFE IS NOT A RACE” as well as “The WHOLESTIC Method Manual & Workbook”.  We coach clients how to become fat burners, optimize health and improve their performance in life and sports with The WHOLESTIC Method.

She always wanted to offer programs and services to help transform the WHOLE individual from the inside out with the eight elements of ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’.  Clients will get results in less time with our total body workouts, nutritional and life coaching to reduce chronic stressors.  Debbie created ‘The WHOESLTIC Method Transformational program’ after years of working with clients reaching a dead-end with only personal training sessions.  She wanted to offer programs, services, and coaching programs to help transform the WHOLE individual from the inside out with the eight elements of The WHOLESTIC Method.  Clients will get results in less time with our total body workouts, nutritional and life coaching as exercise alone will not always help an individual optimize their health and reach their goals. 


Debbie does her best to walk the talk as she was a competitive top age group triathlete, marathoner, and cyclist but since 2013, she has been recovering and rebuilding from Adrenal Exhaustion and burnout.   In November 2016, she shared her personal story called in a book called “LIFE IS NOT A RACE” to help others avoid going through what she has from “living life as a daily race”.  In the past, I have been on the Mark Allen Elite Triathlon team 2004-2013 and placed top  ten overall in numerous Ironman triathlons.  Debbie’s passion and purpose now is to help transform the WHOLE Athlete, of all levels, to learn how to become fat burner, get off the blood sugar roller coaster – and of course reduce stressors from the inside and out!   She offers ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’ 5-day and 30-day total transformation detox, repair and rebuild programs to help clients improve their health at a cellular level.  Debbie Potts is the host of ‘The WHOLE Athlete’ weekly podcast to help athletes of all levels perform their best in sports and life with elements of ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’. 

LIFE IS NOT A RACE… It is a Journey!  Pace the WHOLE You with ‘The WHOLESTIC Method’. 


Life is Not a Race… It is a Journey

Learn why and how to Pace the WHOLE you with The WHOLESTIC Method.

Debbie Potts shares her personal story of her struggle with chronic stress and fatigue from living life as a race that put her triathlon and running career on hold. Learn about the domino effect of chronic stress on the WHOLE you from the inside out. Learn from Debbie's experience!

Voted one of the “Top One Hundred Personal Trainers in the U.S.” by Men’s Journal, trainer, health coach, and triathlete, Debbie Potts, shares her personal story about living life as a race each day until she found herself struggling to stay awake, sidelined with muscle fatigue on her training workouts, and suddenly gaining thirty pounds. Debbie had to take a step back, assess her life, and figure out what it was causing her to be tired, sick, and overweight. Throughout LIFE IS NOT A RACE, you’ll discover the need to eliminate the belief that more is better in every aspect of your life or else you will pay the consequences on your body. Learn what Debbie discovered through her own health challenges and how she transformed her life from the inside out and created The WHOLESTIC Method from her experience, as well as observations about how our society encourages the glorification of being busy rather than living life as a journey… and being fully present to enjoy it.

Debbie Potts is the owner of Fitness Forward Studio in Bellevue, Washington, the creator of The WHOLESTIC Method, as well as the host of The WHOLE Athlete health and fitness podcast. Debbie has been in the fitness industry for twenty-five years as a trainer, coach, and athlete including being nominated as one of the Top One Hundred Personal Trainers in 2004 and 2005 by Men's Journal. She has competed in over fifteen Ironman Triathlons and over twenty marathons including Hawaii Ironman World Championship five times and the Boston Marathon numerous times with a PR of 3:12. Debbie brings her experience as a trainer, coach, and athlete into her book "Life is NOT a Race" where she shares the principles of her The WHOLESTIC Method program to help you improve the whole you from the inside out with her new approach to improve fat loss, health, and performance for life and sports.




Debbie Potts

The WHOLESTIC Method Coaching Program

We Train the WHOLE You from the Inside Out!

Burn Fat.  Optimize Health. Improve Performance.


Host of "The WHOLE Athlete" podcast

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