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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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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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7 June 2022
Study Shows Bidirectional Link Between Depression & IBD

A new study shows a bidrectional link between IBD and depression. People with IBD are 9x more likely to develop depression and people with depression are 2x as likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease.

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2 June 2022
The Big Run 5k

A year ago I ran my first 12 marathon. 8 months ago I nearly lost my life from complications due to Crohn’s. Today, I started my journey back. Thanks for the 5k! #fleetfeetmonterey #thebigrun #GlobalRunningDay #coros #pace2

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1 June 2022
Crohn's Cookbook in the top 30!

I woke up today and my book is #30 in it’s category! Let’s get it into the top ten!

73% of people in a 2017 study saw clinical remission in 6 weeks using the Autoimmune Protocol Diet.

Please share with anyone if your life who has Crohn’s Disease.

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31 May 2022
My Cookbook on Lookout Santa Cruz

It was really fun to talk with Lily about my book on Crohn’s and the Autoimmune Protocol Diet. Check it out!

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24 May 2022
It's My Book Birthday

Happy #BookBirthday to The Crohn’s Disease AIP Cookbook 🍽️🔪👨‍🍳 and a big 🙏 to my co-author Kia Sanford MS for all the guidance and 🧐 in my own journey to remission from Crohn’s

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20 May 2022
A Bit Agoraphobic

Re: mental health + #Crohns. Since moving, I’ve been a bit agoraphobic when solo —I haven’t been on a run or bike ride since we got here —I don’t know anyone, I’ve had neuropathy from meds, and inflammation is 10x. Yesterday, I signed up for a 5k and got my 1st run in today 😅

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19 May 2022
World IBD Day '22

I’ve been asked about the most challenging & rewarding aspects of writing the Crohn’s AIP cookbook. The answer is the same—writing delicious and comforting food people can find themselves in for healing! #IBD #worldibdday #CrohnsDisease

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Kindle Version Now Available!

The Kindle version of The Crohn’s Disease AIP Cookbook is now available!

“If you or someone you love has Crohn’s Disease, you must have this book.” - Dr. Martin L. Rossman, MD, author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing

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29 April 2022
My Cookbook Cover Reveal

Serendipity! I moved last weekend and when I went to pick up the keys, this guy was waiting at the door!

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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.