| | | PA Radio – Episode 152: Peter Ballerstedt

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Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is a forage agronomist. Working in ruminate agriculture (that means predominantly meat and milk), Peter has research and resources at his fingertips making him an expert in controversial subjects such as the consumption of “Grainfed vs Grassfeed beef”.

With the dawn of popular nutritional protocols like paleo, a whirlwind of emphasis has been put on choosing organic, free range, grassfed, pain free, hugged-twice-daily meat. Power Athlete has always maintained that you are what you eat…eats! However, in speaking with Peter, it’s clear that there are far more machines at work driving people to choose grassfed over grainfed, and shocker – not all of them have your performance as their top priority.

John has never shied away from uncovering new information in the name of battling the bullshit and today’s episode is no exception. This conversation had us all scratching our heads and furiously doing our own research on the subject of grainfed vs. grassfed. Today we start a beef with the meat industry.



No doubt we’ll get some interesting comments in response to our conversation with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt. In anticipation, John has put together a Talk To Me Johnnie article on this very subject. So before you sound the alarms, check it out here. We encourage all of Power Athlete Nation to dive balls deep into @John’s post, and continue to do their own research – starting with Peter’s blog: http://grassbasedhealth.blogspot.com/, Facebook page, and YouTube videos. You can also follow him on Twitter @GRASSBASED.

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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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