In chapter 3, Jack Osbourne discusses becoming a happy, healthy person. He grew up in a world of abundance as a reality tv star and the son of Ozzy Osbourne. Since then, he has sustained major personal growth. Kenny, Andy and Jack discuss autoimmune diseases, changing behavioral patterns and using physical training to fight the neurological effects of aging.
-Kenny and Andy
Thriving with M.S.
Jack Osbourne had an interesting childhood as the son of Ozzy Osbourne. Jack struggled with drug addiction, but has been sober since the age of seventeen because of a bet he made with a counselor. Since then, he began training with Kenny in attempt to achieve personal goals, such as climbing El Capitan in Yosemite and becoming an active reserve police officer.
At the age of 27, Jack was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the nervous system. Jack shared his journey and various treatment strategies that have shown great success to his situation. He explains how his experience with M.S. has contributed to his personal growth and shifted his life behaviors.
“These are general health practices that all humans should be striving for, whether you have MS or not.” — Dr. Andy Galpin
- Stem cell treatment for autoimmune diseases — Jack went to Germany and had stem cells injected into his lymphatic system. The clinics in Germany are called “Wellness Treatment” centers that are geared around treating the source of issues with a preventative approach. There has recently been a new type of stem cell called Twist 2, which is abundant on the body and has been shown to target fast-twitch muscle fibers.
- High force training is good for M.S. — It is important to implement forms of training that require high force for an individual with M.S. because of the types of muscle fiber it recruits. Agility drills are also ideal because they tax are neurologically taxing.
- Jack’s training — Kenny started off slow with Jack, with a lot of foundational work, but slowly picked up the speed and velocity. He is now outperforming very high athletes, even while battling M.S. He now views training as part of a daily meditation, whether it be in the gym, climbing or surfing.
- A sense of tribe was the key component that Jack believes enabled him to get sober — He joined a group of individuals of the same age with the same issues, and they all stuck together and did the same things. He recognized the effect after reading the book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.
“I am training so the 90-year-old me doesn’t fall down.” — Jack Osbourne
Connect with Jack Osbourne
Recommended book: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Connect with Kenny Kane
Resources: Kenny Kane