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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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Updates

20 October 2022
Post-run Gluten-free Carbonara 😍

Post-run gluten free carbonara! Who says you can’t eat and cook amazing food when you have Crohn’s? This dish would even be appropriate for the reintroduction phase of the AIP diet.


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2 October 2022
Run for Resilience 5k - Ostomy Awareness Day

I completed five 5k runs this week for #OstomyDay2022 - few people are more resilient than those who have had ostomy surgery and live with the challenges every day. Ostomies may be a daily physical, social, and emotional challenge, but they are life saving and don’t have to keep us from accomplishing amazing things.These runs were for all those that can’t 🙏.


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23 September 2022
Short-Chain Fatty Acid Market Haul

Here is today’s microbiome boosting farmer’s market haul. I’m particularly excited for some fresh Thai basil, And Korean chilies. I’ve also got fresh raw 🐐 milk I’ll be making bifido yogurt from this weekend.

Lots of SCFA producers which are a source of fuel used by gut bacteria. Polysaccharides, ogliosaccharides, resistant starch, inulin


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18 September 2022
Ostomy Awareness Day 5k

October 1st is Ostomy Awareness Day and I am running a virtual 5k to raise money for awareness and research. Please support me or better yet, sign up to run with me!

Support my run: https://runsignup.com/airjoshb

This is a virtual event, so you can run from anywhere on my team! https://runsignup.com/Race/22873/Donate/zDMG4lMlREcppP5x

If you’re in Monterey, come join me on the 5k in person!

Ostomy surgery is a life-saving, and most often, a permanent procedure that diverts waste through the abdominal wall, creating a stoma that requires the person to wear a pouch. As you can imagine, the physical, social, and emotional stress of this kind of change is a strain that is difficult to talk about. Thank you for your support!

#crohns #ibd #ostomy


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7 September 2022
Book Talk & Pub Run was a Success!

Last night’s 📖 talk and 🍺 run was so much fun! I met >10 people with or close to someone with an autoimmune disease. I made the Carrot Cake and an iced Golden Milk Chai to share from the book.

Get your copy here!


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4 September 2022
Book Talk at Fleet Feet Monterey

I’m doing a book talk at Fleet Feet Monterey for The Crohn’s Disease Autoimmune Protocol Diet Cookbook this Monday combined with a Pub Run and snacks from the book! If you’re nearby and are looking to reduce inflammation as an athlete, come join us!

More info, here.


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3 September 2022
From Big Sur to Remicade Infusion

I started the day with a 5k run into Big Sur with the Fleet Feet Monterey Trailblazers and then had to rush to my Remicade infusion appointment. This is certainly living the autoimmune athlete life!


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27 August 2022
Alameda 10-miler in the bag

It was a totally amazing day in Alameda. My daughter’s first ever race. I ran about 10’ every mile and got better as I went. I wasn’t the fastest but few could be as happy or grateful at the finish line.


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16 August 2022
Crohn's Remission v2

Status: Remission confirmed! It’s taken nearly a year to get back to Crohn’s remission after an ulceration nicked an artery and sent me to the ER in an ambulance.

Lots of hacking 🥦🧬🧘‍♂️🏃 + Remicade for the last 6 months = a lot of work for the exact outcome I was looking for.


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9 July 2022
3 days into COVID with Paxlovid

I am 3 days into testing positive for COVID. My wife had been positive for a few days and while I was not feeling well, I tested negative a couple of times. Then one day, things progressed pretty quickly with a fever, fatige, and feeling terrible. Being on Remicade, my doctors got me on Paxlovid immediately. Initially, the Paxlovid didn’t seem to have much of an effect besides coating my entire mouth with the taste of aluminum foil. Today is the first day I haven’t been in excruciating pain from head to toe. I am still dealing with fevers at night that break in the morning, but I’m well enough to type this update, so it must be working!


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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.