Josh studied computer science in college, discovered he was an entrepreneur, and founded the mass-transit tech company TransLoc. Bolstered by that success he decided to take on another challenge: answering the question, “Why does my mom have diabetes and what is it anyway?” which took him down the rabbit hole.
With the writings of Michael Pollan, Gandhi, and Thoreau as his guide, Josh became a food system reformer (and master compost maker), starting a community garden in his neighborhood and later, a highly-visible one-acre commercial urban farm just a mile from city center.
As for, “What exactly should a person eat?” that question would take him on an adventure of self-experimentation through near-vegetarianism, raw-foodism, and even calorie restriction till discovering paleo, which he continues to advocate from both a dietetic and ecological perspective.
He now lives bi-coastally in Raleigh, North Carolina and the Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area where he advises entrepreneurs, tweaks the diets of paleo friends, and speaks publicly on startups, health and whatever else interests him. When not doing any of that he is likely chopping wood, hunting, or driving a very fast electric car. He shares his thoughts at joshwhiton.com.