7 Priorities for Healthy Dads (and Kids) with Eric Edmeades


In today’s episode,  Eric Edmeades joins the podcast to talk about how he manages to live a healthy life with his family. You’ll learn how he teaches his kids about healthy eating, factors to consider in a healthy diet, and moral lessons that can help you build a healthy relationship with your family.


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  • The 7 empirical elements of health
  • The myths of alkaline water
  • Prey breathes shallow, which puts you in your sympathetic state
  • When ONLY to take supplements
  • The dangers of giving your kids milk
  • Why waking up at 2 or 3am might be totally normal
  • Eric’s strategy for falling back asleep
  • What Eric learned from a difficult divorce and how he learned to win with co-parenting


  • “The only experts at parenting in the world are children.” – Eric Edmeades
  • “Pay attention to what our children are deducing from every exchange we have with them.” – Eric Edmeades
  • “It isn’t about being an expert, it’s about having distinctions that somebody else doesn’t have at that moment.” – Eric Edmeades
  • “We breathe shallow to be quiet so that we don’t get haunted.” – Eric Edmeades





A true serial entrepreneur, Eric has spent the last 20 years starting, buying, selling and turning around businesses in 6 countries. Eric owns or has owned businesses in data capture, field service, wireless networking, events management, high fidelity medical simulation and Hollywood special effects, where his companies worked on blockbuster movies including James Cameron’s ground-breaking Avatar, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium and films in the Iron Man, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

Eric has logged over 10,000 hours on stage and spoken in over 20 countries around the world. He routinely speaks at business, marketing and technology conferences, film festivals, corporate engagements and does pro-bono talks and consulting for not-for-profit organizations and schools.

Eric is a proud father and enjoyed debating politics, health and the merits of music with his son who has just commenced study at UBC in Canada. In 2012 Eric married his long time girlfriend Elise and the two of them now split their time between being at home (and kiteboarding) in Cabarete, Dominican Republic and touring around the world working to inspire and empower people, companies and governments to achieve great things.


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