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Joshua is passionate about making life better.
He's an autoimmune athlete with Crohn's, a meditator, and co-founder of Levered Learning.
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7 January 2022
My Cookbook Author Photo
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Here is the author photo I submitted to the publisher for the forthcoming cookbook.

3 January 2022
Crohn's Cookbook Manuscript Submitted!
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I turned in the complete draft manuscript of my cookbook for Crohn’s + AIP to the publisher! 🎉 Here are a couple of photos I took of some grain/nut/seed free goodies

21 December 2021
Cooking for Crohn's Cookbook
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This spring, my first cookbook specifcally for people with Crohn’s disease will be published! More information to come soon but I’m 75% done writing it and excited to share some delicious foods and strategies.

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It’s been a strange couple of years for all of us. 2021 has brought substantial obstacles along with some tremendous achievements. I hope to write here more regularly.

3 April 2021
Crohn's Free, Year 3!
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Today’s colonoscopy showed zero signs of inflammation and no #crohnsdisease. GI doc marveled from 80% disease coverage to 3 years remission (2 years deep). Biopsies forthcoming.

18 March 2021
St. Patrick's Day
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I got my half-marathon finisher swag in time for #StPatricksDay

and my finishing time is squarely in the 50% range, so I’m pretty happy about mid-40s/first marathon results!

6 March 2021
The Last Infusion
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Due to a change in my health insurance (I now am paying for my own), I won’t be able to go to Stanford and they want to put me back on Inflectra. That did not turn out well before.

5 March 2021
Half-Marathon Achieved!
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I ran my first half-marathon this past Sunday. After last year’s attempt, I spent 6 months with a coach and 12 weeks training. 2:16 time.

8 December 2020
HVMN's New Keto Food Bar First Taste
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We just tried the Everything Bagel Keto Food Bar from HVMN,

  1. It’s super nice to have a savory option and if you go savory, everything bagel is a solidly craveable flavor.

  2. Amanda just kept repeating, “I love it” 😍

You can check it out here, and even order a taste test pack for free!

Seven Years Later
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7 years ago today I was released from the hospital nearly a month after emergency surgery to divert my colon saved my life. A snow storm started as we left the hospital. We barely made it home before Ashland was shut down with over 2 feet of snow.

About Joshua

Joshua has spent the better part of twenty years helping founders get from idea to launch and from launch to thriving company. He was the president of an e-commerce platform and helped start an eco-friendly plastic company whose materials are used today across the yoga and shoe industry. In 2012, Joshua was sent on a different kind of journey—a health crisis that had him fighting for his life. With the standard of care not working, he dove deep into researching genetics, the microbiome, mitochondrial health, fasting and ketosis. In 2018 Joshua succeed in hacking his autoimmune disease and emerged an athlete, riding over 2000 miles on a single speed bike and competing in two triathlons.