About Justin Stenstrom
Justin Stenstrom is a health expert, speaker, and the bestselling author of Elite Mind. He’s the founder of Elite Life Nutrition and the host of the Elite Life Podcast where he interviews some of the brightest minds in the personal development world including the likes of Dr. John Gray, Robert Greene, Anthony William, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Prince EA, Wim Hof, Jocko Willink and many others. Having previously endured severe depression and anxiety, crippling sleep disorders, and a debilitating neurodegenerative disease, Justin’s overcome many of life’s greatest obstacles and loves nothing more than helping others do the same. You can check out Justin’s latest content by watching his YouTube channel.
That’s the short version of who I am.
Here’s the longer and more revealing account…
My name is Justin Stenstrom. As mentioned above, I’m the man behind Elite Life Nutrition the innovative, all-natural supplement line that focuses on supporting the health of our customers and I’m also the host of the Elite Life Podcast, a world-renowned health show that empowers our audience to be the best they can be and create the life they’ve always wanted. Something we like to call an elite life.
My work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The Huffington Post, VICE, Men’s Health, Maxim, Thought Catalog, Bustle, The Good Men Project, Lifehack, Elite Daily, and many more.
I love riding motorcycles, mostly in the fast lane, sharing a good meal and drink with some close friends, filling my head with trivial knowledge in the hope that I one day find myself buzzing in answers on Jeopardy!, and playing meaningless but ultra competitive sports games like basketball or ping-pong, typically to the death. And oh yeah, I love pushing the boundaries of my existence to the absolute limit in every single facet of life. It keeps things exciting and me happy.
Yup, my life is pretty damn good.
But it wasn’t always this way.
No, once upon a time, it was awful…
A Pensive Glimpse Into The Past
There was a period in my life (over 7 years ago) when I had daily severe headaches, fatigue, tremors, brain fog, weight loss, insomnia, and a sleep condition called RBD that leads into a Parkinson’s-type brain disease within several years. Needless to say, I was sick. Extremely sick.
I went to every top neurologist, sleep doctor, and brain expert I possibly could and did nearly every test imaginable including multiple MRIs, EEGs, EMGs, CT Scans, and of course sleep studies where they hook you up to what seems like a million electrodes and wires and observe you sleeping all night. But the doctors and specialists were as stumped as I was and simply wanted to throw medications at me with the blind hope it could help ease a few symptoms at best. No one knew any path to reversing my condition or healing my brain and I was left to fend for myself.
I suffered for a very, very long time. Countless nights of sleeplessness and countless days filled with headaches and overwhelming malaise because of this. It was a 24/7 nightmare that I just couldn’t shake. And one that was literally killing me.
But despite being at the lowest point in my life both physically and mentally I still held out hope. I don’t know if I was just delusionally optimistic or perhaps it was my faith in God, but I just kept trying to hang in there and find something that would turn things around. Although in all honesty there were many nights where I’d just cry for hours because of how bad the pain was and the hopelessness of not knowing if I’d ever be healthy again.
I tried all sorts of diets and new foods, supplements, meditations, breathing exercises, cranial sacral therapy, chiropractic work, infrared sauna therapy, photobiomodulation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, neurofeedback, sound therapy, detoxing, cleansing, fasting, cold-water therapy, prayers, psychic consults, and just about every possible biohacking idea you could imagine. I was open to anything that would help no matter how radical or crazy it may have sounded. I had to heal and would’ve done anything to do so.
Some of the therapies I tried were useless, some of them helped a little, and some helped a lot.
Eventually, over a long, long period of time I was (by the grace of God) able to overcome my debilitating disease. After so many trials and errors and trying everything under the sun, I found a system of food, nutrition, supplements, and cutting-edge scientific modalities that worked together to heal my brain, my sleep, and my health.
I remember one morning waking up and feeling amazing. I’d slept 8 hours for the first time in forever, and had energy like I used to as a kid. And I just burst into tears. But this time they were tears of joy and utter happiness.
(For the full story on what I faced and what I did to overcome it read this page here.)
An Elite Life
This spirit to keep fighting and never give up has been in me for as long as I can remember.
It’s driven me to overcome some of life’s greatest obstacles and push myself to do great things. It inspires me every day and gives me the motivation to give back and help as many others who are suffering with their health too.
It’s the reason why I love what I do and I love the life I have.
And it’s now become my life’s mission to provide as many men and women as possible the tools they need to heal.
It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it in the end. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, I live an elite life, and in my eyes that’s the only life worth living.
Take care and God bless.