How To Get Your Kids Into Fasting, The Ideal Combination Of Glucose & Ketones, Creating A High-Income Family Business & Much More With Dan & Merily Pompa.

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Dr. Daniel Pompa and Merily Pompa – amazing parents who are featured in my new Boundless Parenting book – are leaders in the field of functional medicine.

Through years of self-experimentation, Daniel and Merily have crafted a “From Pain to Purpose” mindset, which they teach to others as they travel and speak together.

Daniel has been on my podcast several times in the past, on the following episodes:

A former chiropractor, Daniel has established himself as a global leader in the health and wellness industry. He is committed to educating the public about the root causes of inflammation-driven diseases through his innovative program, True Cellular Detox™. As a respected voice in the field, Daniel's weekly Cellular Healing TV podcasts reach thousands of viewers across the world. His expertise is sought after at high-profile events, where he speaks to international presidents, delegates, and large audiences on natural health stages in the United States, catering to both the public and fellow practitioners.

As the author of two best-selling books, The Cellular Healing Diet and Beyond Fasting: A Cellular Solution to Break Through Weight Loss Resistance, Slow Aging, and Get Well, Daniel has made significant contributions to the health and wellness literature.

Merily, Daniel's partner in life and work, has her own inspiring story of overcoming toxicity and hormonal challenges. After years of dedication to her own healing journey, she now shares her experiences and insights to empower others facing similar struggles.

Together, Daniel and Merily reside in the picturesque mountains of Park City, Utah, where they raise their five children. They have successfully integrated their health practice into their family life by adopting a unique combination of strategies. These include fasting, detox, alternative education models, family game nights, and involving their children in the family business. This episode delves into these topics, offering valuable insights and practical advice for those seeking to cultivate a holistic, healthy family environment.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Mushroom growing technology…10:40

-Fasting protocols for kids…20:08

  • Kids choose to fast themselves, having been educated on the benefits of it
  • Beyond Fasting by Dr. Dan Pompa
  • The story of Simon Pompa’s fasting journey
    • Skin issues and losing weight
  • All of their kids fast – they prefer water fasting but there are other types of fasts

-Tips for parents who want to include fasting for their kids …23:35

  • In the U.S., it's not widely accepted
  • In other countries, kids fast for many different cultural reasons
  • The feast is as important as famine; the famine is as important as the feast is also appropriate
    • We need times of feast and times of famine
  • A partial fast is more appropriate for kids
  • The Pompa kids fast twice a year
  • The son Daniel, who is the CEO of Pompa Program, is on his 10th day of fasting
  • Everybody reacts differently to fasting

-Supplements besides water that are helpful while fasting…27:25

  • Ketones help in the first couple of days
  • Hydrogen water actually helps
    • cuts hunger
    • takes away a lot of symptoms
  • Symptoms are normal when fasting, especially on the first 3 days
  • For the best results, you have to train and prepare
  • Beyond Fasting
  • Best to shift into metabolic ketosis first
  • It takes several days to achieve autophagy

-Is juice fasting beneficial?…35:00

-How the Pompa family got the kids involved in their business…42:18

  • 4 years ago, as Dan was praying to God
  • Got prophetic message that his kids will take his message higher than him
    • Kids thought he was crazy
  • A year later, talked to Daniel about how to scale his work and take it to the world
  • Daniel is brilliant with social media
  • Cellular detox is different for everybody
    • You can't put a person on the same detox as the next person
    • Doses are different
  • Pompa Program was born
  • Isaac became part of operations in the Pompa Program
  • Olivia, who graduated as a chiropractor, is now the head training coach for all the coaches
  • Daniel and Simon are actually starting a SIBO jerky company
  • Went from a start-up zero to a $60 dollar company
  • Daniel wanted his dad to help more people
  • Merily prayed to God to raise 5 leaders
    • Our ceiling will be your floor
    • Believing that God is going to do something great
  • In the Bible, men are leaving to find God, but God comes to women
  • Dan was very sick
    • Merily prayed for him
    • God told her he will get well and help others in the future
    • Anchored to the hope of their faith
  • Dan started getting better
  • How they came into 2 of her cousin’s kids
  • God has chosen Daniel for the mission

-How to avoid the silver spoon mentality…52:04

-Family time to keep family together…1:00:36

-The power of God’s promise…1:06:07

  • Ben’s prayers for his family
    • Prayer is for our sons to grow in wisdom and discernment
    • For God to forgive our sons of any sins that they've committed
    • For them to wake committed to achieving the life purpose that God has given them
  • Dan’s praying for a word on Christmas
  • Hebrew phrase Dan utters: Rak Chazak Amatz
    • Means a lot for his family because it was said in pain
    • From pain to purpose to promise
    • Be strong and courageous
  • Merily is writing a book of that title
  • “I've already done it for you. I've already taken the battle for you. I've won the battle. All you have to do is step into the promise that I have declared for you”
  • The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for? by Rick Warren
  • Most people don’t step into the actual promise God has for them
  • The promises are where God will move you
  • A promise gives you more than hope
  • A promise is something that brings you into a calling
  • Scribe Media
  • The Fussed Up Foodie

-And much more…

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32 Questions For Boundless Parenting

The following questions were posed to Dan and Merily Pompa, and the rest of the wise parents interviewed for my upcoming book, Boundless Parenting.

  1. How many children do you have, how old are they, what is their profession or passion, and why, in particular, are you proud of them?
  2. Are there any elements of your parenting approach that you would consider to be particularly unique?
  3. What books, systems, models, or resources do you rely heavily upon or consider to be indispensable in your own parenting?
  4. What traditions, habits, routines, or rituals are most important, memorable, or formative for your family?
  5. What rites of passage or significant moments of maturation to adolescence or adulthood have your children experienced, if any?
  6. Who do you look up to as parenting mentors?
  7. What have you taught your children about raising their own children?
  8. Do you have any philosophies or strategies for educating your children outside of traditional school, such as homeschooling, unschooling, self-directed education, or other alternatives, creative, or “outside-the-box” forms of education?
  9. What has been your proudest moment as a parent, and why?
  10. What do you wish you had known before first becoming a parent?
  11. Have you ever experienced imposter syndrome as a parent? If so, how have you coped with that?
  12. How have you achieved a balance between mentoring and passing on wisdom without “living vicariously” through your children?
  13. Have you ever faced any big parenting decisions that kept you awake at night worrying or that you feared you would mess up?
  14. What do you regret, if anything, from your experience as a parent?
  15. What is the biggest mistake you have made as a parent?
  16. What, if anything, from your parenting experience would you go back and change or improve?
  17. If you had multiple children, what did you think was right at the time with one child that you then went back and changed with the next child or future children?
  18. Have you ever sensed or feared that your children would grow up too different or weird as a result of any “outside-the-box” parenting approaches you used? If so, how did you deal with that?
  19. Have you ever differed from your spouse on parenting principles, techniques, or approaches? If so, how did you manage that?
  20. Warning: This question is long but important: As a parent, have you ever felt conflicted about wanting to share a book, teaching, resource, or method with your children as a means of impacting their future success, but feared that it might “overload” them, especially at their age? If so, how did you balance bestowing this valuable knowledge to your child without causing them to worry too much about adult concerns? How did you decide when to just “let a kid be a kid” versus nudging them towards responsible adulthood and the attainment of valuable wisdom?
  21. How have you balanced being a present, engaged parent while preserving your own identity, taking time for your own self-care, tending to your career, or pursuing other interests that did not include your children?
  22. How have you engaged in one-on-one time or created space for dedicated time with your child, especially if you have more than one child?
  23. If your children have grown up and moved out of your house, what strategies have you found most helpful for maintaining and building your relationship with them?
  24. If your children have grown up and moved out of your house, do you often miss them, fear for them, or think of them? If so, how have you coped with any loneliness or desire for their presence?
  25. Do you have non-negotiable rules for your children?
  26. How have you disciplined your children, if at all?
  27. How have you helped your child to establish responsibly, moderated, or conscientious consumption or use of books, media, entertainment, screen time, and social media? This is not my favorite question because the focus on “limiting screen time” seems a bit blown out of proportion these days and I think causes kids to get obsessed with the “forbidden fruit” of screen time, but it seems to be on the minds of many parents today, so I’d be remiss not to include it.
  28. Have you emphasized or encouraged any health, fitness, or healthy eating principles with your children? If so, what has seemed to work well?
  29. If your child or children could inscribe anything on your gravestone, what would you hope that they would write? What would you most want them to remember about you?
  30. What do you most want to be remembered for as a parent?
  31. What do you think your child or children would say is their fondest memory of being raised by you?
  32. What message for parents would you put on a billboard?

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3 thoughts on “How To Get Your Kids Into Fasting, The Ideal Combination Of Glucose & Ketones, Creating A High-Income Family Business & Much More With Dan & Merily Pompa.

  1. Private Eye says:

    A Pittsburgh-area chiropractor and his wife will spend 16 years on probation and must repay $1.4 million they pleaded guilty to misspending from a trust fund established for twins thee couple adopted in 2003 after the twins’ parents died in a murder-suicide.

  2. Chase K says:

    The man the myth the legend Dr Pompa thats what im talking about

    1. jeff says:

      Dr Pompa knows his stuff – I wrote an article on his protocol here – his protocol changed my life. Thanks for having him on Ben!

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