“A Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier YOU!”



A Healthier & Wealthier You is about helping you improve in seven key areas so you can lead your Optimal Life.

The 7 areas are:

  • 1. Nutrition
  • 2. Fitness
  • 3. Exposure to Chemicals
  • 4. Mindset
  • 5. Brain Health
  • 6. Wealth Creation
  • 7. Stress
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Hi, I’m Dave, The Optimal Performance Coach. I help my clients live a happier, healthier, and wealthier life. In short, their Optimal Life! I’ve produced a Wellness Program that I call OptimalLife365. It’s comprised of the following components:

    • Nutrition365
    • Fitness365
    • ChemicalFree365
    • Mindset365
    • Brainhealth365
    • Wealth365
    • StressLess365

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About Me


Dave was born in a small town in western Kansas, one of 5 kids of a single mom supported by welfare.These conditions affected his diet, which had long-term health effectshe wasn’t made awareuntil he turned 50.

Dave was always the smallest kid in class and it wasn’t until he joined the Marines, where he was finally fed a quality diet, that heexperienced unbelievable growth. During the 4 yearshe served his country, he was a highly motivated Marine who was meritoriously promoted from E1 (Private) to E5 (Sargent) in just 2 years. He also went from 6’tall and weighing only135 poundsat the age of 17 to 6’ 2 and 320poundsat 50. And at 320,he had a 60” chest, not a 60” waist!

After receiving his honorable discharge,Dave completedcollege and went to work in the IT industry. After working for an employer for 8 years,he becamean Independent Consultant for another 6 years. Duea familyrelocation,he became a stay-at-home dad and was given the blessing of raising theirtwo kids –Kelly and Neal.

At the age of 50, Davereceived a shock –he was diagnosed as being Type II diabetic! It was this diagnosis that started him researching all things diet and starting a series of Farm/Food startups. His first venture wasin aquaponics (raising fish indoors and using the waste stream to fertilize plants),which led to discovery and insights about how the food we feed fish and animals profoundly affects our own health. He also started raising his own meat animals (beef/pork/chicken) to feed his family. Research into the Paleo Diet showed him problems with the Confined Animal Feed Operations (CAFO’s), which in turn lead him to start a “Smart Pasture Operation.” HisBetter Life Farmsbusinessprovided meat and eggs to a small and growing clientele,but in 2012,the decision was made to shutter the farm and once again relocate.

Today,Dave lives in Chicago and enjoys his days writing, coaching his clients, working out with his son, and speaking from the stage to inform peoplethat there is a different path totake that leads to a healthier, happier, Optimal Life.


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Dave Brethauer

Skype #: (773) 273-8060
Skype ID: dave.brethauer