Getting shot was my turning point 👮🏻♂️ – Eric Reynolds: KetoFiveO | Ep. #108
It was a great honour to talk to Eric Reynolds. He has a wisdom and compassion that I was really struck by.
Eric was shot in the line of duty as a police officer. He suffered PTSD and weight gain and needed to find a way to help him get back to health again. Keto was the option that gave him the strength and clarity to make the difference in his life. I hope that this podcast does justice to such a great man.
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Eric Reynolds served almost twenty years as a Boynton Beach, Florida Police Officer. He followed in his mother’s footsteps, whose storied career as a female undercover Narcotics Detective would later be featured in the popular series “Narcos.” Like many Law Enforcement Officers in America, Eric knew that physical dangers were part of the landscape of a cop’s life. And like many police officers, he thought that he was prepared to face life and death encounters.
His world changed one afternoon when while on patrol, he was advised to BOLO (be on the lookout) for a bank robbery suspect driving a red car with a white top. Minutes later, he spotted a car matching the description and radioed for a backup. As he followed the car waiting for assistance, the suspect raced away with Eric in pursuit. The suspect crashed into another car, and as Eric got out of his car, he came under fire. The next few moments would change his life forever.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is as real as a bullet. Even though it might take months or even years to inflict its dangerous effects. Eric’s life started to deteriorate as drinking and overeating began taking a toll on his physical health. He gained a dangerous amount of weight and almost didn’t recognize himself in photos and videos but perhaps even more disturbing was how his family life began to crumble.
Realizing that he was hurtling towards self-destruction, Eric knew he had to change his life’s direction. Researching how a healthy body can affect a healthy emotional balance, Eric chose a nutritional path called Keto. Within months he began shedding weight and feeling healthier. Other Police Officers began noticing the positive changes in him and approached him for advice. Even the kids on the streets he patrolled noticed, and soon he earned the nickname Keto Five-O, the “ Five-0” being street talk for the police.
Eric knew that PTSD was affecting his life. Through therapy and nutrition, he learned how to cope and control the many manifestations of the emotional and psychological issues that can harm the lives of those suffering its symptoms.
Now, using his own experiences and educational skills learned, he is touching the lives of hundreds of law enforcement officers across the nation. Hear his amazing story on Lt Randy Sutton’s show, “The Voice for American Law Enforcement.
Eric Reynolds opens up about the shooting that changed his life while working at the Boynton Beach Police Department. As a cop, Eric was overweight, unhealthy, and experiencing signs of PTSD. After learning about a ketogenic lifestyle, Eric lost weight, increased his energy levels, and improved brain function. Tune in as Eric speaks about the inspiration behind his Keto Five-O resources and how he helps improve the lives of active and retired police officers.