1. Episode #180: Surviving Medical Mishaps & Intermittent Fasting with Fred Rutman Cheryl Ilov 1:03:03

Fred Rutman is a former marketer and college professor who struggled with his health and fitness for years. Fred was making his way to a healthier lifestyle until he had the rug pulled out from underneath him in 2009, leaving him with dozens of concussions, post-concussion syndrome, PTSD, and a dangerous medical condition which almost cost him his life. He is also the author of the soon to be released book titled “The Summer I died 20 Times.”  

Fred shares his incredible story of multiple medical mishaps as well as the repeated traumas he experienced as his medical team struggled to find the origin of his frequent black outs with recurrent head trauma. He was finally diagnosed with full heart block, which caused his heart to stop beating. Literally, he was clinically dead multiple times.

Fred’s remarkable wit and sense of humor is sprinkled throughout his unbelievable story, as well as a few F bombs. But when you hear his story, you’ll understand why. Along with Fred’s story, he shares many valuable insights to self-healing and how he was able to turn his life around through intermittent fasting. He also shares many pearls of wisdom including how to follow your instincts, how to get the medical attention you need, and the importance of having an advocate to speak for you. He also describes how he was able to bring himself to a much healthier lifestyle as well as improve his cognitive function through intermittent fasting, exercise, and mental stimulation with advanced learning.     

Download this episode and be prepared to be amazed at Fred’s Resilience, as well as the need to be able to find your voice and stand your ground when receiving medical care.

IG: @repeatedlydf

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/fredrutman

Twitter: rntt1

Email: fred.linkedin@gmail.com


Cheryl Ilov is an author, speaker, dancer, martial artist, and physical therapist. She is also a former chronic pain patient who began a journey of self-discovery and self-healing after her medical team informed her that she would never recover. They were wrong.

Cheryl fired her medical team and found her own path to health and healing, as well as a journey of life-long learning. Her areas of expertise include the art of healing through movement, personal empowerment, and fitness over fifty. She is also the host of The FemiNinja Project podcast, which focuses on overcoming obstacles, personal empowerment, restoring human dignity, and alternative health and healing.