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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 December 2020
Eucalyptus & New Keto Bars

Here is a photo of a eucalyptus grove from our 13km Sunday walk fueled by HVMN’s new Keto Food Bar. First impression: It’s the best keto bar on the market.

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6 December 2020
Where have you been?

We definitely have a lot to catch up on - for the most part, I’ve been holed up like everyone else, but I also got a chance to take my family home, to Alaska, for the first time.

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1 June 2020
AIDS/Lifecycle Day 1, 2020

Yesterday would have been the start of the 545 mile 🚴‍♂️ ride from SF to LA to raise money for critical services @AIDSLifeCycle. I met up with a few intrepid cyclists at the Day 1 halfway point and rode them back to #SantaCruz. If you can give in any amount, please do

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13 May 2020

All wins get 2x 🏆 during these times. This morning I had a check-in with my strength coach @hvtraining and we went over some BFDs in my progress 5 weeks in. In my transition from mid to late forties tomorrow, I am giving myself an extra 4x 👊on all #littlevictories.

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21 April 2020
COVID-19 Database

It turns out that my #remicade infusion this Wednesday may be more protection against a severe #covid19 illness than being in remission. Check it out ->
#crohns #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #autoimmune

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17 March 2020
Shelter In Place walk

One of the most important things while sheltering-in-place is making sure to get outside. Take the time to explore around you, walk for a couple miles, enlist the whole family. #shelterinplace #santacruz #joyofmovement

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8 March 2020
Cyber Shogun Revolution Reading

After a spirited reading by @TieryasXu yesterday, I’m excited to see how Peter brought the 80s alt-history world of #USJ into 2020 with Cyber Shogun Revolution. Pick it up,

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1 March 2020
Fasted 10K

This is the second year in a row that I ran a 10K for the first day of the Baha’í Fast. Last year was my first 10K ever. Right now I’m running a ~18mi a week training for a 12 marathon.

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17 February 2020
Natural Movement on HVMN

I listened to this episode on how natural movement trumps working out in the gym while running in the Santa Cruz mountains. I found myself taking more opportunities to run/jump through obstacles meant for mountain bikers, work my way around grazing cows, and across creeks. Give it a go!

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16 February 2020
Bessie to Brussels 12K

Longest run ever, which I affectionately called, The Bessie to Brussels [Sprouts] 12K 🥳🎉 totally on track for my 12 marathon in March! #zerotohalfmarathon #autoimmuneathlete #crohns #ostomy

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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.