9 Elements Podcast Episode 5: Khalil Rafati

Eric Hinman
Eric Hinman
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February 14, 2023
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Forgot To Die, Inspiration and Perspiration

Welcome to the 9 Elements Podcast brought to you by Restore Hyper Wellness. I’m your host, Eric Hinman. Each week, I sit down with trailblazers in the fitness, nutrition, and wellness communities, exploring how they optimize their daily lives for ultimate performance to do more of what they love.

I am a 5x Ironman athlete, brand builder, and someone who’s obsessed with health and wellness - structuring much of my day around fitness and recovery protocols. 

At 33 years old, Khalil Rafati weighed 109 pounds and was living on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, addicted to heroin and cocaine. With nowhere to go but up, he decided to get sober. Then he discovered juicing. Now a yoga instructor and owner of Sunlife Organics, Rafati is called the ‘Malibu Juice Magnate’ and wrote his own harrowing book, ‘I Forgot To Die.’ He recently moved to Austin to expand the Sunlife Organics presence and has continued to be an inspiration to all.

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Khalil Rafati Timestamps

01:15 Eric is wearing a shirt.

01:40 1% Better Every Day

03:00 Khalil’s Backstory

03:30 I used to wear my pain as a badge of honor.

04:00 Khalil’s Family Story: Palestine and Poland

08:00 Vanity Plates, Paying with The Black Card

09:25 Khalil’s Great Joys Are…

10:40 Aiming Higher

11:55 How Pain Can Be Turned Around

13:50 Who you know is so much more important than what you know.

14:45 The Beginning of Eating, Wholesome, Nutritious Foods

18:50 Cold + Sauna + Niacin + Boar’s Hair Brush 

20:50 Slow Evolution into Health and Wellness

23:50 Getting Barreled at Kelly Slater’s Wave Ranch

27:15 Nagging Injuries 

29:00 Hiring Kelly Mathews As A Trainer

30:10 Eric’s Problem with CrossFit

32:00 Moving on from Ironman: I wasn’t the best version of myself.

33:40 How Eric Sets Up Success Each Day

35:20 Negativity on Social Media

40:00 Controlling Your Destiny

45:00 Taking Ownership of Your Life

50:00 You can have excuses or you can have a life.

52:00 Life Is Chapters

55:00 What does Andrew Huberman do on his down time?

58:00 Khalil’s Favorite Thing To Do Is…

1:02:00 Checking Your Motivation

1:07:00 Khalil’s Favorite Menu item at Sunlife Is…

1:09:00 Superfoods According to Khalil

1:16:00 Eric’s Most Important Supplements

1:21:00 Finding Sunlife Organics

1:23:00 My only talent is running through walls.

1:26:40 Why Khalil Loves NAD+

Connect With Khalil Rafati

Khalil Rafati on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khalilrafati/

Sunlife Organics on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunlifeorganics/

To learn more about Sunlife Organics: https://sunlifeorganics.com/

To read Khalil’s book, “I Forgot to Die,” https://sunlifeorganics.com/products/i-forgot-to-die-khalil-rafati

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