This week’s episode continues to educate the masses on the ketogenic phenomenon. Jim Abrahams is not only a notorious filmmaker but a vocal proponent for the diet that is changing lives. Jim’s son Charlie suffered from up to 100 seizures a day at age one. After extensive research, dedicated father Jim decided on a diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates. With this ketosis approach, he was able to reverse the seizure patterns and watch notable improvement unfold before his very eyes.
Jim’s passion didn’t stop there. He developed The Charlie Foundation in honor of his son’s struggles and eventual triumph. His goal is to make more and more people aware of the benefits of a ketone rich diet as a means to not only improve brain function but a way in which to tackle some of the medical maladies that seem beyond our control.
Jim Abrahams reminds us that our medical destiny cannot be deferred. It is something we and we alone must face, be it with the assistance of western medicine, the personal responsibility of eating our way to health, or a combination of both. One thing is certain though, Jim’s choice to move through these challenges with purpose and ownership saved the life of his son, Charlie.
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Get to know The Charlie Foundation by visiting www.thecharliefoundation.org. Here you can find out about the research that is confirming what we already know about ketones and neurological function. Also, if you haven’t seen Naked Gun or Airplane, open hand slap yourself in the face then immediately find it on Netflix.
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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