Tom Brady’s diet and lifestyle performance secrets – Podcast #77

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Dr. Justin Marchegiani and Evan Brand dig in a little bit on Tom Brady’s success, some of the people that he’s attributed that to, as well as what he’s doing and how we can extract some tidbits from it and apply it to a functional medicine healthy Paleo template or lifestyle. 

Tom-Brady-Diet-SummaryThe emphasis on this podcast is about getting diet and lifestyle dialed in first. There’s a discussion on avoiding inflammatory foods and really eating anti-inflammatory foods in this interview, plus how you can avoid toxicity as well. Find out why we need to go for foods that are anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense and low in toxins which is very much like Tom Brady’s diet. Discover why you need to get sleep dialed in, too. Also learn how to make your own chocolate avocado ice cream when you listen to this podcast.

In this episode, topics include:

00:35 Who is Tom Brady?

1:38 Why diet is important

4:58 Tom Brady’s diet

7:40 Tom Brady’s chef tips

10:57 Acid alkaline diet

20:04 Supplementation

 

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Dr. Justin Marchegiani:  Evan, it’s Dr. J.  What’s going, man?

Evan Brand:  Hey, we’re gonna be breaking down some fun stuff about pro athletes’ diets today, so this is fun and something that’s very relevant because anytime the word diet pops up around a celebrity, whether it’s an athlete or not, people are like, “Oh, that’s so weird.”  So hopefully we can bring some clarity to this thing.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Love it, yeah.  So what kind of inspired this is I’m from Boston, so I’m a big Patriots fan and, you know, less about sports as I get older and, you know, more focused on helping patients, but again, I still watch some of the games especially around playoff times and we just watched the Patriots game last night and it was really a great time, strong defenses on both sides, but one of my favorite athletes is Tom Brady.  He’s a Boston guy, basically was a real late round draft pick around 2000 and has been just one of the best athletes I think, all time.  Not having the best physical stature, not being too fast, you know, not having the best arm, just totally the kind of, you know, great underdog story, and this guy has made it successful in so many different areas and a lot of his success–people aren’t really talking about it, but they’re starting to talk about it more now–is having to do with his diet, with his lifestyle, with his training, which again is such a huge important factor at why he is so successful and people are starting to catch on to it.  So I wanted to dig in a little bit to his success, some of the people that he’s attributed that to, and then what he’s doing and how we can maybe extract some tidbits from it and apply it to a functional medicine healthy Paleo template or lifestyle.

Evan Brand:   Yeah, it sounds good.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   So off the bat, right?  Diet is super important.  Why?  We gotta hgave 3 kind–my big 3 reasons why diet’s important, is one, nutrients are what runs you body, not calories.  Now all nutrients have calories, that’s a good thing.  So if we’re eating nutrients, calories always take care of themselves.  But in this day and age, we can eat a whole bunch of calories and not have nutrients.  So I like to put our focus on nutrients and if we put our focus on nutrients, calories always take care of themselves and not the other way around.  Next is inflammation and you‘ll see this in Tom Brady’s diet here is avoiding inflammatory foods and really eating anti-inflammatory foods.  Basically, when you’re too inflamed, your body breaks down faster than it repairs and part of the things that are associated with inflammation are gonna be pain, are gonna be lack of range of motion and flexibility.  All of those things that as a professional athlete, you really need to be at 100%.  And last but not the least is toxicity.  Alright, avoiding pesticides and chemicals that we know, there just–there are already known carcinogens.  Why would you wanna put something in your body that’s a carcinogen, that will have to make your liver and your detox system work harder.  Getting exposed to sketchy things like GMOs that have their whole, you know, whole bunch of risk factors there; hormones, antibiotics, all of these things aren’t good.  So if we back up, right?  Our underlying kind of one or two, three tenants that we’re looking at are foods that are anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense and low in toxins.

Evan Brand:   Makes sense.  Yeah, so for him, I mean, we’re basically eating a pro athlete’s diet all of the time, and that’s amazing to think because it’s really not that much different.  Everybody’s looking for the competitive edge.  It’s like this is the starting point.  No matter how many supplements or pre-workout drinks these athletes are doing and growth hormone, and all that stuff, it’s like if they just got the diet dialed in like this, they would significantly increase their–their skills I think.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Absolutely, and the reason why I love Tom Brady is because he wasn’t the best growing up and he had to make himself great so training and lifestyle and nutrition was a huge part to get him to that level where a lot–because I’ve worked with a handful of professional athletes in my practice on the functional medicine side and on the–the physical side when I was doing more physical work and a lot of them are just naturally just raw talent.  They just grew just kicking butt in high school, kicking butt in college and a lot of times, they would just kick butt in spite of their workouts, their lifestyle, their diets.  I mean, I would see guys come in and they would train and they would eat McDonald’s afterwards and they would still kick butt.  Now once you get to the pro level, it’s a whole different ball game because you can’t make healthy ligaments and tendons and joint tissue off of, you know, McDonald’s food, right?  Or in other words, you can’t look or perform like a million bucks when you’re eating off the dollar menu.  That’s kinda my slogan.  So the diet plays a really big important factor especially once you get hurt.  Once you get hurt once, one is if you don’t have the building blocks coming back in to heal you, you lose a step.  You lose 2 steps, you’re–you’re out of the game.  It’s that simple.  So the diet is such an important piece.  The lifestyle is such an important piece.  So I like Tom because he has become probably the best athlete all time in football and he had to work at it to get there and he had to take advantage of all of these things that we’re talking about in the show.  So let’s highlight a couple of things.  First, his diet is kinda Paleo-esque.  If we look at his diet, he’s avoiding GMOs.  Everything is 100% organic.  He’s eating–he’s avoiding refined sugar.  He’s avoiding gluten 100%.  And for the autoimmune crowd, he’s even avoiding nightshades.  And he finds nightshades really aggravate his joints and create inflammation in his joint tissues, especially after you’re getting hurried or sacked a whole bunch of times, if you got already inflammation from external physical sources, i.e., a 250-pound linebacker blitzing you and knocking you on your butt, well, if you’re eating extra nightshades or inflammatory foods, that’s gonna be just smoldering fire that, you know, it adds a little bit of gasoline that make you take off.  So avoiding nightshades is important because of the alpha-solanines and the glycol-alkaloids in there that can be inflammatory and that can irritate the joints.  So we already have some sugar.  We have some nightshades.  We have all of the things that are toxic-based like the pesticides, chemicals, GMOs, hormones, antibiotics, and then he really emphasizing a lot of plants.  And when you look at his diet, he’s not doing much fruit.  The only fruit he does is that a smoothie, typically post workout or in the morning.  So if you look at his diet, it’s mainly vegetables for the carbs, a little bit of starch.  He’s doing 20% animal protein, right?  So he’s doing a lot of grass-fed meats, wild Alaskan co–wild Alaskan sock eye salmon, beef, chicken, right?  And it’s grass-fed meat because he’s emphasizing the quality, emphasizing hormone-free, organic.  So the meats are there, lots of vegetables, little bit of fruits, little bit of starch, and then, you know, some good fats.  One of the things he talks about is really enjoying his avocado ice cream.  So he makes ice cream with raw, organic cacao sugar-free, and then mixes in with avocado and blends it up and that’s Tom Brady’s ice cream.  So this guy’s a super healthy guy and he attributes a lot of this success from Alex Guerrero’s who is a traditional Chinese medical doctor or a traditional Chinese like acupuncturist kind of a, you know, non-traditional physician, and he attributes all of his success to Guerrero’s.  He kinda talks about the whole als–acid alkaline diet which we can break down in a few minutes, but he attributes a lot of his success to it.  Not only the diet and lifestyle piece but also he gets to bed by 9 o’clock at night.  My God.  So we all know why that’s important, or at least we talked about that in our previous shows because of the growth hormone output that we get by getting to bed before 10 o’clock is amazing so he stresses the sleep component and the diet component.  I’ll take a breath, Evan, so you can kinda give your analysis, too.

Evan Brand:   Well, I’ve–there’s another couple cool pieces to this thing is that his cook, so we were kinda reading off of an interview that his chef wrote or that, you know, the chef was transcribed and he was talking about using raw olive oil.  So he even has that dialed in where he’s not even cooking with olive oil.  He’s using just cold use only there but cooking with only coconut oil.  He’s using pink Himalayan salt.  No coffee, no caffeine, no fungus, no dairy.  I mean, this is pretty impressive to see and is actually mind-blogging because I hope articles like this and just stories like this will accelerate the growth of what you and I are doing because we need a change, and there was another link that kind of goes deeper and he was talking–this was Brady talking more about his–his teammates that if they ask him about the diet, that, you know, he’ll tell them.  But otherwise, he doesn’t really like preach to the whole team, but this is sort of the small starting point to really make this thing more mainstream.  I mean, if it takes somebody’s favorite football player to have a good diet for them to wanna do it, then that’s–I–I totally commend and support that.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Yeah, and I just–I love Brady because he had to, like this was his–his gateway to get to that level.  He didn’t have that raw talent where he was already there.  He had to work hard and the nutrition and the lifestyle portion was huge.  It was a–a huge portion of it and that’s why I’m such a–a huge advocate for what he is doing and he, you know, he called out the–the junk food industry, the Ge–the General Mills, the Kellogg’s, all the soda, saying it’s crap and saying how it’s poisoning kids, and I really respect that because it’s true.  I’ve been talking about this stuff for years.  We’ve been talking about it for years here and it’s so true that someone can put themselves on a limb and, you know, when you’re making potentially tens of millions of dollars a year on sponsorships and we know that these major food companies, they generate a significant amount of advertising for these stations along with the pharmaceutical drugs as well.  I mean, you can potentially cause yourself millions of dollars in sponsorships but putting yourself out there and saying this stuff.  So I–I really appreciate it from just a, you know, transparency perspective and just putting your–your livelihood out there on the line.

Evan Brand:   That is true, I mean, because who knows how many of these people are sponsored by the big agri and big food companies selling corn and dairy and garbage and if you go strictly on the dollar signs, you’ll never see like a commercial for example for organic broccoli.  It’s just not gonna happen, so it’s just gonna continue to have to be this kinda grassroots people speaking out and, you know, another thing that’s cool here, he was talking about talking the dehydrator.  That makes me wanna buy dehydrator again.  We used to have one at the house but we don’t anymore.  He was talking about dehydrating spirulina.  Taking spirulina algae and dehydrating it.  That’s–that’s pretty cool, making raw chocolate chip cookies, raw granola, and let’s see, makes fruit rolls from bananas and pineapple and spirulina for his kids.  That’s just–that’s really cool.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Yeah, a lot of it, too, is, you know, Tom Brady obviously makes tens and millions of dollars a year so he can avoid that private cook.  I think his wife is worth a quarter of a billion dollars, Gisele Bundchen, so she’s a supermodel so I think she makes more money than him.  So they’re quite the power couple, so money is not an option for having really good high quality cooking at their fingertips.  But one other piece to the puzzle is Brady talks about or in the interview, Alex Guerrero is a big fan of the acid alkaline diet piece and I think there’s some merit to it.  I think a lot of people take it, you know, like it’s gospel and–and utilize everything on that diet as how you should eat.  Now there’s some good components.  If you look at the acid alkaline diet, you’re automatically gonna be eating more green vegetables, right?  That’s a really, really good thing.  A lot of green vegetables.  The problem is though, you could also avoid the green vegetables and eat a whole bunch of fruit, especially that tropical fruits that are super high in sugar, you can go off the deep end there.  So if you look at Brady there, yeah, he’s doing a whole bunch of the vegetables and he’s not doing much fruit at all.  So you can see, yeah, he’s focusing on the more alkaline foods but he’s not going over the top with the high sugar foods.  So he’s got that piece right.  And also he’s not eating any gluten at all.  And a lot of vegetarians kinda provo–you know, really stand on their pedestals saying, “I’m trying to be alkaline,” but we know a lot of vegetarians and vegans still eat a lot of grains and grains are actually 10 times more acidic than meat in general.  They’re typically like a 4 or a 5 where the meats are typically like a 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2 and above.  So you could see like eggs, fish, chicken, beef, they tend to be a little bit more alkaline than any of the grains.  So that’s a good piece to the puzzle there, because if you’re eating grains and thinking you’re healthy being a vegetarian-vegan, well, you’re actually–that’s 10 times more acidity than meats.  So Brady is doing over 20% or 20% meats, could be higher, who knows?  And he’s emphasizing the quality there and you’re seeing, he’s choosing the alkaline foods that are gonna be lower in sugar ways–which is great and he’s also emphasizing getting his desserts from healthy places like the avocado-chocolate-cacao ice cream which I’m gonna actually make tonight based on, you know, our talk here.

Evan Brand:   That sounds good.  So what does it–he’s just blending those two together I guess, maybe in a bowl or food processor?

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Yeah, so basically–I’m gonna just google that right now, chocolate-avocado ice cream.  I’ve seen some things of him actually making it but it’s just basically avocado and then you’re mixing in, you know, high quality cacao and just getting like a handheld blender or like maybe a Vitamix and just blending it all up.

Evan Brand:   Sounds like it’d be good to have like some collagen powder to that, too, or for him like some CollaGelatin or something like that.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Oh, yeah, absolutely.  I mean, I think that’s amazing and again, he’s mixing that up and he’s putting that together and again, low sugar, so much good fat, anti-inflammatory.  People forget this but avocado actually has twice the amount of potassium that bananas have.  So anytime someone thinks about potassium or like, “Oh, I’m cramping.”  They’re like, “Have a banana, right?  Well, actually, have an avocado.

Evan Brand:   That’s very true.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Right?

Evan Brand:   That’s very true.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   People totally forget that.

Evan Brand:   Yup.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   So like this recipe right here, they talk about doing some coconut milk.  They talk about an avocado.  They talk about some cacao powder.  Now in this recipe they talk about adding in maple syrup.  I just wouldn’t even go there.  I will just do maybe a couple of drops of Stevia if you want the sweetness and then they talk about adding just a little bit of vanilla extract.  So if I were doing it right now, for the listeners, I would just do one avocado, 12 or 13 ounces of full fat coconut milk unsweetened, some good organic cacao powder, tablespoon of vanilla, and maybe a couple of drops of Stevia to sweeten it up and that should be exactly what you need to make it work.

Evan Brand:   That sounds delicious.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Like that’s an anti-inflammatory dessert there.  Like last night, I had organic Granny Smith apple covered in cinnamon, and then a little bit of almond butter.  So that was my dessert.  So I have desserts all the time and I try to make it, if you can even call it a dessert.  I try to make it as anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense as possible.  I want the mouth-feel.  I want that satisfaction, but I want to be able to know that my health is kicking butt.  I’m gonna wake up feeling great and energized and with great focus for my patients.

Evan Brand:   Yeah, that’s such a great concept to bring up as your treat should still serve you and should still benefit you and a lot of people think that they have to completely derail themselves for a treat, but I mean, if I’ll go get like a Hail Mary Miracle Tart for example, if I don’t have time to make something, that’s 30 grams of fat mostly from raw almond butter and coconut oil.  It’s like that is incredible.  You could almost use it as a meal replacement if you’re out hiking and you had to, and you’re helping yourself.  So a treat doesn’t have to hurt yourself and I think if people are listening and sometimes we would deal with people that are struggling with sticking to their diet, if they were coming from something more conventional, just realizing that you can treat yourself and we just use the word diet just because that’s what humans do, we all have a diet, but it’s a matter of not feeling like you’re restricting yourself.  Focus on the things you can eat, not the things that you shouldn’t eat because they’re not gonna help you.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Yeah.  Now a couple of things with the whole Tom Brady issue.  A lot of people are conflating Tom Brady and a plant-based vegan diet because his main chef there, Allen Campbell actually has taken a class from T. Colin Campbell, the writer or the researcher on The China Study, which isn’t really a study from, you know, it’s a–empirical or I should say, it is a study that’s survey-based.  It’s an epidemiological study, not a study that’s actually a laboratory-based, clinical trial-based study.  It’s a epidemiological, meaning surveys were filled out.  So a lot of people are conflating this T. Colin Campbell study with people actually dying of cancer in certain areas because of, you know, this research.  But it’s really not the case.  It’s epidemiological and anyone that knows epidemiological research, you can’t form a conclusion off of it, only a hypothesis.  So that’s really important.  So Allen Campbell, Brady’s cook is a big follower of a plant-based diet.  So he talks about being plant-based a lot of times in some of these interviews but he is not making that for Brady.  He even says that 20% of Brady’s diet is pure good quality meat.  So if you–anyone’s getting confused out there, that’s probably where some of that confusion comes from is Brady’s chef is a follower of a plant-based diet but not necessarily Tom.  So just kinda keep that in mind there.

Evan Brand:   Good point, yeah.  I’m sure that some vegan podcasters out there are like, “Yes!”

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Yes.

Evan Brand:   We–we finally have the–the golden ticket to make this thing reality.  That’s not gonna help you and he would not survive in sports if he was not–if he was omitting the grass-fed beefs and–and wild salmon in–in my opinion.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Oh, yeah.  It’s totally impossible.  Now just to touch upon T. Colin Campbell.  He’s a nutrition researcher out of–I think it’s up in Ithaca there, Ivy League school, Cornell.  And he talks about The China Study which he went back into China and did this epidemiological research like I said, and did these various surveys and came up with kind of rationale that people that ate more meat, based on the surveys–surveys had more cancer.  Now Denise Minger broke a lot of these down and found out that those statistics that he, you know, collected via these surveys weren’t necessarily all it’s cracked to up to be and found some other correlations such as people that ate more grains have more cancer.  So if you wanna dig into some of that, look at Denise Minger’s blog on The China Study.  Also T. Colin Campbell did a clinical trial, did a laboratory-based trial on rats.  And what he found with the rats is that if you took the protein down from 20% to 5%, and they were–they were giving a casein and protein which is extracted from milk.  Anyone that knows about milk, milk has two kinds of proteins, casein and whey.  So what he did is he extracted casein from the milk, again kind of unnatural.  One, rats don’t typically eat milk, right?  Unnatural diet.  Scenario number two, is they’re not typically not, just getting exposed casein–they be getting exposed to casein and whey and whey is shown to be an anti-inflammatory and a great precursor for glutathione.  So we know that it’s kind of a scenario that’s kinda utopian, doesn’t really happen in the real world.  And what he found was when he took the protein down from 20% to 5%, that cancer stopped.  Now that’s something to keep in mind but he was giving them a whole bunch of aflatoxins or mold toxins as well to kind of stimulate this cancer growth.  But he found 20% cancer was on, 5% cancer was off.  So he kinda created this book called The China Study, not based off of the epidemiological studies, just basically his idea of what a diet should be and called it The China Study which is the same name of the study he did over in China and they’re not the same thing.  But people think they’re the same thing.  So just kinda keep in mind, there’s The China Study book and the actual China Study.  They are both totally different things, yet everyone thinks they’re the same thing.  It drives me nuts and Brady’s cook is kinda conflating the two here as well with Brady’s diet.  So I want people to realize two different things, kinda T. Colin Campbell’s school of thought on protein and animal products being bad and what Brady is actually doing and applying are two different things.  So just kinda keep that separate there.

Evan Brand:   Now let me jump back to this diet piece.  I didn’t see anything and maybe you did.  Does he talk about taking any type of like protein shakes?  Is he doing some grass-fed whey or anything like that?  Did you see?

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Now, again I think there’s gonna be some level of secretness here.

Evan Brand:   Right.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   A secretivity, if that’s a word, because, you know, you’re not gonna let out the exact secret sauce of what’s going on.  But I’ve read in multiple articles.  I’ve studied Tom Brady because I always try to study successful people.  You can learn a lot about their routines and their habits, but he has talked about Alex Guerrero helping him and talking about utilizing many of his supplements and supplementation.

Evan Brand:   Uh-hmm.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   And how supplementation has been a really important part with the diet.  So he has mentioned supplementation.  He has not gone into specifics which kinda makes sense for obvious reasons.  His competitors would probably be checking it out, too.  So there is definitely some supplementation there.  If I were to go out on a limb, I know he’s a big fan of Guerrero’s supplement, Supreme Greens, which does have MSM and a lot of organic green vegetables in there, so there’s the green vegetable MSM piece.  I would imagine there’s some kinda protein support, whether it’s whey protein, probably some collagen in there, probably some anti-inflammatory fish oil, probably some branched amino acids, preimposed exercise and exertion, potentially even some creatine in there, too.  There’s probably a lot of different nutrients for muscles, for joints.  I would be shocked if there wasn’t collagen in there.

Evan Brand:   Yeah.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   I will be absolutely shocked.

Evan Brand:   Yup.  And if he’s–if he’s this dialed in, it would be a mistake not to so I bet he does.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   I think probably some glucosamine sulfate and/or chondroitin in there, a fish oil, definitely some extra protein support like I mentioned, and who even knows what else?  I mean, obviously high quality multivitamin.  This guy is probably getting micronutrient testing.

Evan Brand:   Uh-hmm.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   So his nutrients are just 100% dialed in.  He’s probably doing all of the functional medicine stuff.  Probably working with functional medicine practitioners, too.  I know he sees good chiropractors all the time, so he’s getting really good chiropractic support as well.  So this guy is totally dialed in and he’s really advocating for natural health.

Evan Brand:   That’s neat.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Any comments on that, Evan?

Evan Brand:   Well, I think–I think that was a–a really cool little piece of–of news.  I mean, I don’t have much to add to it except that it’s exciting and it’s helping us to turn the tide a little bit more.  We used to have a long way to go for this to be commonly accepted practices, but I think this is really gonna help us to jump start this thing.  Maybe–maybe this story will live for a week or two in the–in the news headlines and we’ll see an–an influx of new listeners.  Who knows?

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Absolutely.  So kinda just summarizing this here.  What a–one of the best NFL players is doing to stay healthy is diet is almost everything.  He attributes so much to diet which is gonna be gluten-free.  Nearly grain-free from what I can see.  The only thing I see him talking about is a little bit of brown rice.  That’s it and it doesn’t seem like that’s that frequent.  Majority vegetables.  He kinda even shuns fruit which I kinda like.  The only fruit I like to do is the lower sugar fruit in general.  Good quality meats, organic, pasture-fed.  Avoiding the GMOs, avoiding the junk, and lots and lots of vegetables and supplementations, but it’s kinda discrete, and then really emphasizing the sleep portion.  Getting to bed by 9 o’clock, up around 6, getting about I would say 10 hours a night or 9 hours a night which is essential.  And then also, you know, just making sure you’re aware of the acid alkaline piece and that Brady is choosing foods on more on the alkaline side,  but he’s avoiding the ones that are higher in sugar which I think people that talk about the acid alkaline really make a mistake on that.  And they also make a mistake making meat is bad because of the acid balance, but again much more alkaline than grains.

Evan Brand:   Right.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   So today was a pretty good talk.  That’s the general take home if anyone’s tuning in late, or you got that glazed over look.  That’s the general take home there and again, just emphasizing how important diet is, right?  We all wanna be–we all wanna perform like a professional athlete does in our lives, whether we’re an accountant, a teacher, a–a homemaker, a doctor or lawyer.  We all wanna perform at our optimal and diet and lifestyle is gonna be the way because when we perform at our optimal, well, we’re just gonna do better at everything.  But we’re also gonna be able to give more to other people around us, because if we’re on empty, if our cup isn’t running over if you will, right?  We’re just not gonna have much to give and people that get tired and fatigued, get sick and get disease, and then become part of this conventional medical establishment where they’re running more on drugs and more on surgery.  So really get the diet and lifestyle piece in and that will help you in so many other areas in your life.

Evan Brand:   Exactly and I know this is very common and similar to you.  There’s so many people that we work with.  They are these type A go-getters.  Even if they’re not professional athletes specifically, but just go-getters in their business or their IT executives or attorneys, or whoever it is that are trying to perform at their best.  If you’re that rock and you’re whole family, which I’ve always been this way for–for my family, your whole family leans on you and you’re that rock, you  have to keep all these things dialed in, so that you keep yourself healthy because if you burn out, then the whole system kind of collapses.  And maybe your extended family, maybe that’s not like your highest priority but for me, I wanna be able to be there and–and be able to provide for everybody and be the energetic person that’s there and feeling good and sleeping good and inspiring people, and that’s why I stay so dedicated to this whole thing is to be able to help others.  You know, it is with myself at some level, but it’s mostly that I am up on top of my game so I can spread the, you know, spread the health around and–and not be so focused on, you know, sick care of my–of my own self.  That’s why so many people can’t–can’t help others, I think.  This is a–a rant here, but if you don’t have yourself fueled up and you don’t have yourself dialed in, how in the world are you gonna have any energy to provide for others?  You’re not gonna be able to.  You’re not gonna want to, say volunteer or do a podcast, or write a blog.  You–you don’t have it.  You’re battery is on 10%.  It’s like you’re operating throughout your whole business with 10% on your smartphone.  That’s–that’s guaranteed to fail eventually.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Yeah, if I would summarize everything we’re doing on this podcast is helping people write essentially deposits in their health account, right?  In their health energy or if we use the health savings account term, right?  We’re trying to have them write deposits into that account so that when it takes time, when it comes time to pull money out or pull energy out because of stress or because of obligations or family or life, that we have a surplus of energy there and we can just utilize it and not ever go into health or energy crisis or debt, i.e. disease.

Evan Brand:   Yup and health is wealth.  It really is.  A lot of people listening, maybe they’re practitioners listening out there, and you are wanting to increase your–your business revenue and all that stuff, you have to still prioritize yourself and it’s easy to get so wrapped up in the day-to-day of working with people and you can put your own self to the back burner and it’s not selfish, it’s just self first, and if you keep that mind, you’re gonna have a long, healthy and–and happy successful life.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Great job, Evan.  Well, any last comments here?

Evan Brand:   No, I think that was it.  This was a good coverage and kind of a different topic than usual but–but really fun.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Love it.  Well, anyone listening that enjoys it.  Give us a review over on iTunes.  Again, feel free.  Speak your mind and let us know some topics you want us to go into even if we can just tangentially connect it to health, we’d love to go over it and connect with different listener bases so we can grab a hold of more people’s ears and help get their health better.

Evan Brand:   Uh-hmm.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:  Thanks, Evan.

Evan Brand:   Take care.

Dr. Justin Marchegiani:   Bye.

Evan Brand:  Buh-bye.

 

References:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23506/tom-bradys-approach-to-wellness-goes-way-beyond-diet-exercise.html

http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/tom-bradys-crazy-diet

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2016/01/04/meet-the-chef-who-decides-what-tom-brady-eats-and-what-definitely-doesn/gERAd0pkpmuELDZztIA56K/story.html

http://jessicainthekitchen.com/vegan-creamy-chocolate-avocado-ice-cream/

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