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Never Give Up: The Winners Mindset Determination, Resilience And Tapping Into Your Hidden Strengths To Achieve The Impossible With Lisa Tamati

In this weeks episode of "Pushing the Limits", I had the amazing opportunity to be a guest on the Fit Father Project Podcast with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi.

In this uplifting conversation, I share my journey from professional ultra-endurance athlete to health optimisation, longevity, anti-aging, and high-performance expert. We delve into the incredible journey of determination and resilience that mum and I have been on. 

After my mother suffered a massive aneurysm and was told she would never have any quality of life again, I was catapulted from the world of sports into the world of health. Refusing to accept the prognosis. I dove deep into the research and spent the following years helping mum rehabilitate herself. She went from having hardly any function to having complete independence, including getting her driver's licence back, walking up to 5 km a day, and going to the gym five days a week.

The story doesn’t end there. After all of that progress, mum was hit with a terminal cancer diagnosis and given just weeks to live. 

Again, not willing to give up, I plunged back into the research and devised a comprehensive protocol using everything from the science around the metabolic approach to cancer to peptides, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a strict keto diet, and more. 

The result? My mum is now cancer-free, while she is still dealing with a few issues she is loving life and enjoying her time as a grandmother at age 82!

My conversation with Dr. Anthony highlights the importance of mindset and pushing through mental and physical limits. I hope my story inspires you to never give up, no matter what you are facing. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Mindset is crucial in overcoming challenges and pushing through limits. 

  • Starting small and setting achievable goals can lead to accomplishing bigger goals.

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be beneficial for brain repair and recovery. 

  • Advocating for proper medical care and resources is essential in critical situations.

  • Persistence and dedication are key in helping a loved one recover from a serious health condition. 

  • Researching and implementing various treatments can lead to miraculous recoveries.

  • A supportive team and advocating for your needs are crucial in navigating the medical system. 

  • Learning and staying on the cutting edge of wellness can lead to optimal health and longevity.

Dr Anthony Balduzzi a man who has helped hundreds of thousands of people all around the world with his communities aimed at whole person health and fitness.He is driven by a passion to help families in particular. At age 9 he lost his own father to cancer (he was just 42) and this fundamentally changed Anthony's mission in life. Through his unwavering commitment and efforts, Dr. Balduzzi has successfully helped over 60,000 families across more than 100 countries through his Fit Father and Fit Mother Programs.

You can find out more about the Fit Father Project and their mission here: https://store.fitfatherproject.c

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Personalised Health Optimisation Consulting with Lisa Tamati

Lisa offers solution focused coaching sessions to help you find the right answers to your challenges.

Topics Lisa can help with: 

Lisa is a Genetics Practitioner, Health Optimisation Coach, High Performance and Mindset Coach.

She is a qualified Ph360 Epigenetics coach and a clinician with The DNA Company and has done years of research into brain rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases and biohacking.

She has extensive knowledge on such therapies as hyperbaric oxygen,  intravenous vitamin C, sports performance, functional genomics, Thyroid, Hormones, Cancer and much more. She can assist with all functional medicine testing.

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  • DNA testing

  • Basic Blood Test analysis

  • Heavy Metals 

  • Nutristat

  • Omega 3 to 6 status

and more 

Lisa and her functional medicine colleagues in the practice can help you navigate the confusing world of health and medicine .

She can also advise on the latest research and where to get help if mainstream medicine hasn't got the answers you are searching for whatever the  challenge you are facing from cancer to gut issues, from depression and anxiety, weight loss issues, from head injuries to burn out to hormone optimisation to the latest in longevity science. Book your consultation with Lisa 


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