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Jesse Chappus has in-depth conversations with health and wellness leaders from around the world. Topics include lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, self-help, sleep, meditation, spirituality and so much more. Tune in weekly to take your health to the next level!

The Ultimate Health Podcast Jesse Chappus

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 662 Ratings

Jesse Chappus has in-depth conversations with health and wellness leaders from around the world. Topics include lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, self-help, sleep, meditation, spirituality and so much more. Tune in weekly to take your health to the next level!

    From Mr. Universe to Mr. Marshmallow & Eventually Finding True Health With Wade Lightheart

    From Mr. Universe to Mr. Marshmallow & Eventually Finding True Health With Wade Lightheart

    Wade Lightheart (IG: @wadelightheart) is an author, athlete, nutritionist and expert on fixing digestion.
    He’s the co-founder and president at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company and also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute.
    Wade is a 3-time Canadian national all natural bodybuilding champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Universe competitor, and host of The Awesome Health Podcast.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The origin story of how Wade got into bodybuilding The bodybuilding magazine from his terminally ill sister that inspired Wade The death of Wade's sister totally changed the trajectory of his life The key is to not develop a victim mentality Discovering meditation Becoming a drug-free vegetarian bodybuilder Wade’s cognitive function improved after changing his diet Fitness is a component of health, not the whole picture Mr. Universe to Mr. Marshmallow... gaining 42 lbs in 3 months Breaking down the role of enzymes in the body The problem with raw food diets Do the diet that works for you The three dietary philosophies Using biohacking technology to address health issues Crash & burn... the long term health repercussions of extreme bodybuilding The psychological transitions bodybuilders experience The profound spiritual perspective Wade achieved fulfilling his dream Xenoestrogens, EMFs and lack of exercise cause low testosterone levels in men Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should be used as a last resort Males increasing their testosterone level to between 600-1000 will improve recovery It took 33 years for Wade to achieve his dream of moving from New Brunswick to Venice Beach Concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine Taking your health into your own hands Show sponsors:
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    Related links:
    BiOptimizers - Save 10% off all products when you use the code ultimatehealth at checkout
    Wade Lightheart's website
    Follow Wade Lightheart on Facebook and Instagram
    The Awesome Health Course (free 12 week program)
    Troy Zuccolotto
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder (book)
    Greg Kovacs
    Dorian Yates
    Ronnie Coleman
    Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri - The Holy Science (book)
    Francis Ngannou
    Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography Of A Yogi (book)
    Lance Armstrong
    Shannon Sharpe
    Dr. Edward Howell - Food Enzymes For Health & Longevity (book)
    Paul Bragg (books)
    Matt Gallant
    Tongkat ali
    Related episodes:
    Dave Asprey – Fast This Way to Burn Fat and Heal Inflammation (#389)
    339: Scott Nelson – The Joovv Origin Story, Light Therapy, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    323: Laird Hamilton – Born To Surf, XPT (Extreme Performance Training), Ice Baths & Saunas
    194: John Gray – Beyond Mars And Venus • Role Mate vs Soul Mate Relationship • Getting Your Sex Hormones Back On Track
    043: Ben Greenfield – Raising Children 2.0 | Biohack A Healthy Home | Cholesterol… Redefined
    How can you support our podcast?
    1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    James Nestor - Breathe This Way to Transform Your Body and Mind

    James Nestor - Breathe This Way to Transform Your Body and Mind

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/jamesnestor413
    James Nestor (@mrjamesnestor) has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications.
    His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times bestseller.
    James has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC’s Nightline and CBS’s Morning News, and on NPR.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    How James became fascinated with the subject of breath and breathing What James learned from studying free divers The 10-day mouth breathing experiment Why it’s advantageous to breathe through your nose The difference between mouth vs. nose breathing During allergy season snoring & sleep apnea goes up Mouth breathing can affect the development of your face Breastfed babies will be less apt to snoring, sleep apnea & crooked teeth The problem with braces Palatal expansion is the new wave of orthodontics Practices to make nose breathing an unconscious habit You can change the size of your mouth Our environment impacts our breathing Overbreathing can make you more apt to have osteoporosis Why balancing carbon dioxide in your system is important What is hypoventilation training? Carbon dioxide training is an effective therapy for anxiety The benefits of mouth taping CPAPs are doing nothing to help the root cause of sleep apnea Myofunctional therapy trains people to have proper oral posture Why you should use a neti pot Hacks for better breathing Tummo is similar to the Wim Hof Method The breathing technique called the “physiological sigh” 5.5 breaths per minute Take control of your breath anytime of the day Holotropic breathing brings up subconscious thoughts Keep breathing... make it calm, light, slow and deep Show sponsors:
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    Related links:
    James Nestor - Breath (book)
    James Nestor's website
    Follow James Nestor on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    James Nestor - Deep (book)
    Dr. Jayakar Nayak
    Anders Olsson
    Dr. Michael Gelb
    Dr. Kevin Boyd
    Dr. Marianna Evans
    Dr. William Hang
    Dr. Justin Feinstein
    The Sleep Tape 5M
    Dr. Ann Kearney
    3M Micropore Tape
    Dr. Mark Burhenne
    Listen to Dr. Mark Burhenne previously on TUHP (episode #083)
    Oura Ring
    Wim Hof (books)
    Dr. Andrew Huberman
    XPT Life app (Midday Energizer Breathing Exercise)
    Paced Breathing (app)
    Related episodes:
    366: Dr. Andrew Weil – Spontaneous Happiness
    305: Dave Asprey – Game Changers, Practicing Gratitude & Forgiveness, Holotropic Breathing vs. Ayahuasca
    288: Dr. Steven Lin – The Dental Diet • Oxygen Is The Most Crucial Nutrient • Vitamin K1 vs. K2
    125: Robyn Youkilis – Next Level Chewing, Breathing, & Pooping
    052: Shawn Stevenson – Sleep Smarter | Living Spring Water | Solutions For Snoring
    How can you support our podcast?
    1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)
    2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.
    3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.
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    5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Annaka Harris on What Is Consciousness? Where Is It Located? Mysteries Unravelled

    Annaka Harris on What Is Consciousness? Where Is It Located? Mysteries Unravelled

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/annakaharris412
    Annaka Harris (IG: @annakaharrisprojects) is the New York Times bestselling author of CONSCIOUS: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind.
    She is an editor and consultant for science writers, specializing in neuroscience and physics, and her work has appeared in The New York Times.
    Annaka is the author of the children’s book I Wonder, a collaborator on the Mindful Games Activity Cards, and a volunteer mindfulness teacher for the Inner Kids organization.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    As a kid, Annaka had a deeper sense of reality How Annaka got involved teaching meditation to children Integrating mindfulness into the school system Children learn to meditate easier than adults Practice meditating in the midst of everyday life Annaka’s early influence into meditation Why people have a hard time sticking to a meditation practice The emotions Annaka experienced on her first 5-day silent meditation retreat A radical shift is timeless Consciousness... the fundamental mystery of the mind Moving beyond panpsychism Consciousness as a felt experience The Integrated Information Theory The combination problem What is binding? Our conscious experience is lagging behind Free will vs. conscious will Brain processing is another part of nature When you see conscious will as an illusion How COVID is physically affecting the brain Your brain is always processing The location of consciousness Show sponsors:
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    Related links:
    Annaka Harris - Conscious (book)
    Annaka Harris' website
    Follow Annaka Harris on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    Lucy Walker
    Michael Pollan (books)
    Susan Kaiser Greenland
    Inner Kids Collaborative
    Mindful Games Activity Cards
    Sam Harris (books)
    Dan Harris - 10% Happier (book)
    Dan Harris - Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics (book)
    Carlo Rovelli (books)
    Nima Arkani-Hamed
    Donald Hoffman
    Giulio Tononi
    Christof Koch (books)
    Anil Seth (books)
    Annaka Harris - Consciousness Isn’t Self-Centered (article)
    David Eagleman (books)
    Pam Belluck - Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms (New York Times article)
    Related episodes:
    361: Dr. Alejandro Junger – Living In A Higher State Of Consciousness
    308: Hal Elrod – The Miracle Equation, Become Emotionally Invincible, Do Work That You Love
    303: Emily Fletcher – Stress Less... Accomplish More, Mindfulness vs. Meditation, Secrets To Manifesting
    296: Dr. Joe Dispenza – Becoming Supernatural, Reprogram Your Mind, Trust Your Intuition
    142: Dr. Bruce Lipton – The Biology Of Belief • How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind • The Importance Of Loving Yourself
    How can you support our podcast?
    1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)
    2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.
    3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Dr. Alan Christianson on Healing Your Thyroid by Balancing Your Iodine

    Dr. Alan Christianson on Healing Your Thyroid by Balancing Your Iodine

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/dralanchristianson411
    Dr. Alan Christianson (IG: @dralanchristianson) is a naturopathic medical doctor who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders.
    He’s a New York Times bestselling author who’s been named a Top Doctor in Phoenix magazine and has appeared on national TV shows and in numerous print media.
    Alan founded Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to helping people with thyroid disease and weight-loss resistance regain their health.
    His latest book, The Thyroid Reset Diet, is the focus of today’s conversation.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Dr. Christianson’s unique perspective on treating the thyroid by limiting iodine How long does the thyroid store iodine? How someone without a thyroid regulates their iodine intake Iodine fortification is linked to adults suffering from thyroid disease Women have more cases of thyroid disease Iodine supplementation in pregnancy does not improve mom's thyroid health Iodine deficiency is no longer a modern world problem Foods and products that contain iodine The difference between conventional vs. organic dairy in terms of iodine exposure The Thyroid Reset Diet What are the safe upper limits of iodine intake? Pink Himalayan salt has 2x the amount of iodine compared to iodized salt Spirulina & chlorella contain reasonable amounts of iodine compared to problematic sea vegetables The long-term effects of consuming sea vegetables in Japanese cultures Why you should add squid steaks to your grocery list Processed grain products are high in iodine Is gluten having a negative impact on your thyroid? Are thyroid antibodies a concern when healing Hashimoto’s? Goitrogenic foods wand thyroid disease The new evidence about soy & thyroid health Consuming soy may prevent the risk of breast cancer Common cosmetics that contain iodine Iodine vs. iodide... what’s the difference? Debunking topical iodine testing How much iodine is in your medication? Take a prenatal vitamin without iodine Brazil nuts are a high source of selenium Lifestyle factors are relevant for thyroid health Healing thyroid disease: clinical outcomes Show sponsors:
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    Related links:
    Dr. Alan Christianson - The Thyroid Reset Diet (book)
    Dr. Alan Christianson's website
    Follow Dr. Alan Christianson on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    Dr. Alan Christianson - The Metabolism Reset Diet (book)
    Listen to Dr. Alan Christianson previously on TUHP (episode #290)
    Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
    Celtic Sea Salt, Light Grey
    Maldon Sea Salt
    Jonathan Haidt (books)
    Related episodes:
    285: Dr. Izabella Wentz – Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology • Thyroid Testing • Stress, Trauma & Autoimmune Conditions
    256: Dr. Datis Kharrazian – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? • Understanding Iodine • Vitamin D & Autoimmunity
    254: Sarah Ballantyne – Pregnancy And Hypothyroidism • Reintroductions On AIP • The Cruciferous Vegetable Myth
    156: Elle Russ – Reclaim Your Thyroid Health
    119: Dr. Amy Myers – The Thyroid Connection • The Impact of Goitrogens • Hyper vs Hypothyroidism
    How can you support our podcast?
    1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)
    2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Mayim Bialik on Owning Your Truth & Living Life on Your Own Terms

    Mayim Bialik on Owning Your Truth & Living Life on Your Own Terms

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/mayimbialik410
    Mayim Bialik (IG: @missmayim) is an American actress, neuroscientist, author and film director. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. Mayim later played neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2010 to 2019.
    She hosts Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown, a quirky, informative, and interactive podcast breaking down the myths and misunderstandings about mental health and emotional well-being.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The inspiration behind Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown Mayim's mental health struggles over the years The impact of the pandemic on introverts/extroverts Practicing self-care during lockdown Connecting & bonding with your children through attachment parenting principles The boundaries of gentle discipline Mayim’s decision to leave academia to raise her children Consciously preparing to be a mother Navigating celebrity life with young kids Teaching your kids about the internet & access to information Why Mayim isn’t a fan of watching her work afterwards The Waldorf & RIE homeschool philosophy The college system is adjusting to the rise of homeschoolers Becoming vegetarian at age 19, later transitioning to veganism How Mayim’s sinus infections stopped after eliminating dairy from her diet Raising healthy vegan children Learn how to quiet your mind through meditation Religion provides a foundation to build an ethical & spiritual framework for life Falling in love with Judaism Appreciating the wonder of the human experience Teaching your kids to talk about their feelings Mayim's OCD diagnosis The challenges filming a sitcom during a pandemic Mayim’s future goals & upcoming projects Show sponsors:
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    Related links:
    Mayim Bialik's Breakdown (podcast)
    Mayim Bialik's website
    Follow Mayim Bialik on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
    Call Me Kat, Season 1
    Big Bang Theory, Season 1
    Blossom: The Complete Series
    Mayim Bialik - Boying Up (book)
    Mayim Bialik - Girling Up (book)
    Mayim Bialik - Vegan Table (book)
    Mayim Bialik - Beyond The Sling (book)
    Jim Parsons
    Waldorf Education
    Resources For Infant Educarers (RIE)
    Black Lives Matter
    Khan Academy
    Insight Timer (app)
    Sharon Salzberg (books)
    Listen to Sharon Salzberg previously on TUHP (episode #105)
    Hillel at UCLA
    Darlene Hunt
    As Sick As They Made Us
    Dustin Hoffman
    Candice Bergman
    Simon Helberg
    Related episodes:
    Laura Prepon on Healing With Real Food (#406)
    Andrea Hannemann (Earthy Andy) on Healing Chronic Health Issues by Embracing a Plant-Based Diet (#386)
    Alicia Silverstone On Living A Responsible And Ethical Life, Waldorf Education, And Being Famous (#384)
    317: Dr. Will Cole – The Inflammation Spectrum, Managing Anxiety, Homeschooling
    283: Katie Wells aka Wellness Mama – Maintaining A Healthy Family, Home & Business
    How can you support our podcast?
    1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)
    2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.
    3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.
    4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram.
    5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app.
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    • 51 min
    Tal Ben-Shahar on the Science of Being Happier

    Tal Ben-Shahar on the Science of Being Happier

    Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/talbenshahar409
    Tal Ben-Shahar (IG: @happiness.studies.academy) obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard and is a bestselling author and lecturer.
    He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. 
    Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The pivotal moment in Tal’s happiness journey after he won a squash championship Leaving computer science behind to study philosophy & psychology Learning that success won’t lead to happiness What is me-search? Tal’s attempt to become happier and increase self-esteem & self-confidence The SPIRE elements of happiness When we reject painful emotions they intensify Even the greatest love stories face difficulties, challenges, and hardships It’s ok to struggle, it’s part of evolving Gridlocks are the road to a better relationship Boundaries are important in raising children Open communication is an important part of any relationship More important than validation is knowing and being known Taking small steps to intimacy People share too much, we need to be more modest Imparting values and interests on your family Understanding your intrinsic passion vs. your extrinsic motivation When you decide to take your own path… commit to it 100% Pursuing your passion is the essence of happiness Why Tal created the field of happiness studies Learn to embrace and accept your anxiety not reject it Have more of an impact on our happiness levels Create daily rituals to express gratitude Knowing that your life is going to end / facing death Reading a book on happiness won’t make you happier… you need to practice Show sponsor:
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    Related links:
    Tal Ben-Shahar - Happier (book)
    Tal Ben-Shahar's website
    Follow Tal Ben-Shahar on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    Happiness Studies Academy (Save 10% off by using the code HAPPY at checkout)
    Tal Ben-Shahar (books)
    Henry David Thoreau (books)
    Mohandas Gandhi - The Story Of My Experiments With Truth: Mahatma Gandhi's Autobiography (book)
    Viktor Frankl - Man's Search For Meaning (book)
    Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics (book)
    George Eliot (aka Mary Anne Evans) - Middlemarch (book)
    Oprah Winfrey (books)
    David Schnarch - Passionate Marriage (book)
    Anders Ericsson (books)
    Martin Seligman (books)
    Ellen Langer (books)
    Sonja Lyubomirsky (books)
    The Good Place
    Irvin D. Yalom (books)
    Related episodes:
    377: A.J. Jacobs – Stop Obsessing About Your Health, Gratitude Leads To Happiness, Radical Honesty
    366: Dr. Andrew Weil – Spontaneous Happiness
    211: Meik Wiking – What Is Happiness (Lykke)? • The Lost Wallet Experiment • Helper’s High
    123: Jonathan Fields – How To Live A Good Life • Breakthroughs Require Uncertainty • Money And Happiness Are Byproducts, Not The Goal
    037: Gretchen Rubin – The Foundation For Happiness | Simplicity vs. Abundance Lovers | The One Minute Rule
    How can you support our podcast?
    1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)
    2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.
    3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.
    4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram.
    5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way

    • 1 hr 20 min

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4.6 out of 5
662 Ratings

662 Ratings

Luella Tanis ,

Listener

Love the fact that topics are very varied yet still all connect to overall wellness. Jesse takes the time to research the topic well before the interview and asks in depth questions. Keep it up.

Linda M V M ,

Well Prepared & Great Guests

Jesse is well prepared, listens, often digs deep and has a great range of guests. Like that it's Canadian.

natalieNegar ,

very engaging and well prepared podcast

excellent job for your preparation before any interview . very well guided conversation.
and always goes deep and at the same time holistically covering many topics per each episode .

i do love your podcast and enjoy it a lot !
Thank you

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