Wade T. Lightheart, a host of the Awesome Health Podcast, is a 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and Director of Education at BiOptimizers, one of the world’s most innovative nutritional supplement companies.
Wade has been involved professionally in the nutritional supplement industry for over 15 years. After his digestion totally broke down and he gained 42 pounds following a bodybuilding competition, he began to search for answers. Through a revolutionary doctor, he discovered the power of specific enzyme and probiotic strains for healing digestion and turned his health and life around.
The Awesome Health Podcast reflects Wade’s passion and mission to end needless physical suffering while helping individuals fix their digestion and transform their health.
This podcast is a fun, yet informative show about cutting-edge health tools, technology, principles and nutritional science that rapidly transform anyone’s digestion, overall wellness, and life. It’s both light (and at times hilarious), and highly instructional. Each week, worldwide leaders in their respective areas of health or nutrition are interviewed so that listeners can take their best insights and rapidly upgrade their bodies and quality of life.
200: The Promising Future of Farming - with Jared Pickard
Jared Pickard and his wife Velisa are the founders of Be Here Farm + Nature, a 300 acre Nature Sanctuary and Biodynamic farm in Sonoma County CA where they grow and make a collection of very unique self care products, entirely made by hand, and all on their family farm.
Jared and Valisa became interested in farming after they realized that they wanted to farm in a beyond-organic way. They had an exposure to Biodynamic Farm, and after two years of farming in Georgia and an apprenticeship at Blackberry Farm, they were prepared to start their own project.
They now have their own 300 acres farm where they grow and make a collection of unique hand-made self care products.
Be Here Farm produces a variety of unique, hand-made self-care products that use all-natural ingredients. Their products include spot treatments, body oils, and scrubs that are designed to nourish and revitalize the skin.
In this podcast you will learn about:
What are the differences between conventional and organic farming? What are the challenges faced by farmers in terms of profitability? What's missing from traditional farming? The difference between a chemical support system and a natural one? The difference between "high quality" food and regular? The difference between Monoculture and Polyculture
A monoculture is a crop that is grown in large quantities, usually for commercial purposes. The term can also refer to the practice of growing one type of crop in a field, or to the culture that results from it.
Monocultures are often criticized for being environmentally unsound, as they can lead to soil depletion and water pollution. They can also be more susceptible to pests and diseases than other types of crops.
A polyculture is an alternative farming system in which multiple crops are grown together. This can be anything from a few different vegetables in the same garden bed to a large-scale farm with a diverse mix of crops and animals.
There are many benefits to polyculture farming:
It helps to mimic natural ecosystems, which are more efficient and resilient than monocultures. Growing multiple crops together can help to improve yields by providing complementary nutrition and pest control. Polyculture farms are typically more biodiverse than conventional farms, supporting a greater variety of wildlife. The Future of Farming
Jared also shared his view on the future of the farming industry:
"The future of farming looks bright, with more and more people interested in learning about and participating in regenerative agriculture. This type of farming is not only environmentally sustainable but also has the potential to provide nutritious food for communities on a local level.
“In order to make this happen on a global scale, however, we need to continue to educate people about the benefits of regenerative agriculture and support those who are already practicing it."
We invite you to listen to this amazing episode of the Awesome Health Podcast.
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199: Natural Medicine And Detoxing - with Sara Banta
Have you ever felt like Western Medicine isn’t working for you? Natural medicine has become more and more prevalent in today’s society. And detoxifying your body is more important than ever as it can
Raise energy levels Improve mental clarity And reduce inflammation. Sara Banta is the owner of Accelerated Health Products and the host of Accelerated Health Radio and TV. She helps her clients and listeners reach their optimal state of health through proper frequency, enhanced detox supplements, cutting edge technologies, and modalities.
However, her journey hit rock bottom about 15 years ago when she suffered from Crohn's disease, hormonal issues, PCOS and heavy metal toxicity. After Western medicine couldn't give her answers or solutions, she was able to discover all natural solutions that actually worked.
As she was on her journey, she was hit with her 9 year old son's diagnosis of leukemia. It was that moment that she knew she had a bigger calling in life: to open people's eyes to the world of natural healing.
Fast forward to today where she serves her clients and listeners with cutting edge protocols that combine Scalar frequency-based supplements, Chinese medicine, healing devices, and much more to detox, reset and rebuild their body, mind and spirit.
In this podcast you will learn:
What is the relationship between iodine deficiency and thyroid function? What are the consequences of iodine deficiency? How does iodine help with detoxing? What are Xenoestrogens? How did detoxification work in Sarah's life? What is the relationship between the liver and estrogen dominance? What is the right way to detox from estrogens? And so much more.
What is the importance of iodine?
Iodine is a key element in the human body, and its importance cannot be understated. It is estimated that 96% of the US population is iodine deficient. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
Iodine deficiency can lead to a host of problems, including decreased IQ, muscle weakness, and sensitivity to cold.
Iodine is essential for proper thyroid function, and thus proper hormone production and regulation throughout the body. A lack of iodine can also lead to an increased risk of certain cancers.
What are Ketone Salts?
Ketone salts are a type of supplement that can help you detoxify your body at a cellular level. They are made up of ketones, which are molecules that your body produces when it breaks down fat for energy, and salt.
The ketones in the salt help to increase the digestive fire, which helps to break down fats and toxins more easily. The co-factors in the ketone salts also help to increase the digestive fire and help to turn saturated fats into unsaturated fats, which can be burned more easily by your body.
How to Maximize Mitochondrial Function to Detoxify the body?
Sarah states that:
"First, make sure you're getting enough iodine. Iodine is essential for proper thyroid function, and it also helps to support detoxification. You can get iodine from food sources like seaweed or supplementing with a quality iodine supplement”.
“Second, make sure you're supporting your liver. The liver is responsible for filtering toxins out of the blood and breaking them down so they can be eliminated from the body. Eating foods that support liver health, such as cruciferous vegetables, will help to keep your liver functioning optimally. You can also take supplements like milk thistle or dandelion root to help support liver function”.
Finally, she states that:
“Make sure you're sweating regularly. Sweating helps to eliminate toxins through the skin and is a great way to boost overall detoxification. If you don't sweat regularly, try doing".
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198: The secret power of oxygen to eliminate pain and strengthen forgotten muscles - with Eileen Durfee
We are constantly bombarded by toxins, whether it's the air we breathe, the food we eat or the water we drink.
Exposure to toxins can lead to a variety of health problems. This includes chronic pain, allergies, hypothyroidism and fatigue.
We are constantly bombarded by toxins, whether it's the air we breathe, the food we eat or the water we drink.
Our bodies are constantly working to eliminate these toxins, but sometimes they can build up to dangerous levels, which is why…
Exposure to toxins can lead to a variety of health problems
This includes chronic pain, allergies, hypothyroidism and fatigue.
The good news is that the solution may be more simple than what you imagine because it relies on an abundant natural element for all human beings: oxygen.
Oxygen is very important for our bodies, yet we often don't think about it much. That's why in this episode of the Awesome Health Podcast we interviewed Eileen Durfee.
Eileen is a health pioneer, businesswoman and innovator who has reinvented a way to distribute natural healing products to protect others from toxicity.
She is a former nuclear power plant engineer who became sick due to chemical exposure, suffered from chronic pain, allergies, hypothyroidism, lack of energy, among other health challenges.
In this podcast we discuss with her:
The Benefits of Ozone therapy What did Eileen do in order to try and heal her body? And the gene that Eileen is missing, which prevents her body from eliminating toxins. The benefits of oxygen and ozone therapy
Oxygen is a powerful detoxifier that can help break down toxins in our bodies. It can also help to reduce pain and inflammation, and speed up healing.
So, how do you get more out of it? with ozone therapy, which is one of the best ways to get more oxygen into your system.
Ozone is a form of oxygen that is highly reactive and is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. It can also help to break down heavy metals and other toxins in our bodies.
Durfee explains that: "ozone is effective against a wide variety of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi”. Ozone can help to remove heavy metals and other contaminants from water, that's why I recommend drinking eight ounces of ozone-treated water each day, and cleaning all food with it."
Why do people with health issues continue to go the medical route?
According to Eileen Durfee:
"It's interesting that so many people continue to go down the medical route, pill after pill, and surgery after surgery, when there are other options available. I think part of it is that people don't realize that they have other options, and also that the medical route is seen as the 'safe' option."
"The reality is that the medical industry is not in the business of providing health care. They're in the business of managing symptoms..."
If you are struggling with some health issue and/or would like to learn more about the benefits of Ozone therapy, don't miss the next episode of the Awesome Health Podcast.
197: Kid’s Nutrition - with Serenity and Joe Carr
When it comes to the kid's nutrition, there are a lot of present-day challenges that parents face.
These challenges can include:
The standards for a medical doctor when recommending dietary changes are unclear. The internet has made it easier for people to connect and share information. Many parents are unsure of how to provide for their children nutritionally. And baby food products that are unhealthy and unbalanced. Serenity and Joe Carr set out to change this parental uncertainty: they wanted their baby girl, Della, to grow up healthy and strong. That's when they decided to start their company, Serenity Kids.
Serenity Kids creates baby foods that are designed to mimic the nutrients present in breast milk. The baby food is made from pasture-raised meats, organic vegetables, and oils. Serenity has been eating a paleo-style diet for four years and credits it with helping her become healthier.
In this podcast, we cover:
The challenges around baby nutrition and how parents should handle these challenges. What is the difference between the way big companies and small companies take food safety? What are the best foods for babies? The ingredients in the best formula milk The benefits of Serenity Kids And so much more.
How might a baby's health be affected by a diet high in sugar and low in fat?
Serenity explains that a baby's health can be affected by a diet high in sugar and low in fat in several ways:
"It's pretty scary what you'll find in baby food these days. With all the processed junk that's out there,"
Food that is often loaded with high sugar can lead to blood sugar spikes and dips, disrupting a baby's sleep patterns and causing fussiness. Some baby foods contain high levels of arsenic, and other heavy metals which can be harmful to developing brains and bodies. Some others are packed with fillers like cornstarch or rice flour, which add no nutritional value. If you are struggling to find the right formula for your child or want to give your child the best nutrition out there, this is the perfect podcast for you to listen to.
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196: How to Optimize Healing After Surgery - with Daniel Barrett
In today's world, several options are available to help optimize the healing process after surgery. Something truly works for everyone, from traditional Western medicine to more holistic approaches. However, there is only one thing at the core of optimizing recovery after surgery: proper nutrition.
Dr. Daniel Barrett is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. His passion is providing natural results with minimal downtime, utilizing holistic approaches. And he has seen firsthand how vital nutrition is for a healthy healing process after surgery.
Dr. Barrett has observed that patients who are well-nourished before surgery tend to heal better and have fewer complications than those who aren’t. This led him to develop detailed protocols for the patients that focus on optimizing their nutrition before and after surgery.
In this podcast, we cover:
What are some carryovers from performance-based athletics that can help with recovery? What are the symptoms of traditional gynecomastia? What are the risks of having a mommy makeover surgery? What are some things to look for in a good surgeon? The experience in completing an Ironman triathlon? How does meditation impact work life? And so much more.
How does nutrition affect surgical outcomes?
Patients who are well-nourished before surgery tend to have less bleeding, less pain, and a quicker recovery. Dr. Barrett tells his patients that they need, “at least 20% more calories to heal after surgery”.. Nutrition is essential for giving your body the extra energy it needs to heal after surgery.
One simple way to improve post-surgical outcomes is to ensure that patients get enough magnesium. Magnesium helps with muscle spasms, pain, and sleep.
Intermittent fasting and gut health
Dr. Barrett is also passionate about intermittent fasting and gut health. He believes that more people should be aware of the benefits of these practices, as they can help with weight loss, anti-aging, and retaining beauty.
Barrett himself actually began practicing intermittent fasting and taking probiotics after struggling with his own food sensitivities. He noticed a dramatic improvement in his allergies and has only two moderate sensitivities remaining.
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195: The Fascinating Benefits Of Ketones - with Dr. Latt Mansor
You might have been skeptical if you had heard about ketones and their benefits a few years ago. After all, ketones are a by-product of fat metabolism, and who wants to think about fat when trying to lose weight?
However, we’re continuing to learn more and more about ketones, and it is becoming clear that they offer several benefits for athletes and people looking to improve their health.
Dr. Latt Mansor is a world expert in physiology and metabolism and has spent many years studying the role of ketones in human health. He has consulted with elite sports military clinical and research organizations worldwide. And he is passionate about helping people understand the role that ketones can play in preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
One of the things that Dr. Mansor has found is that ketones can be incredibly beneficial for weight loss. In fact, he has seen average weight losses of 20 pounds in his patients using ketone supplements such as Ketone IQ. He has also found that ketones can help suppress appetite, making losing weight easier.
In this podcast, we cover:
What is the difference between exogenous and endogenous ketones? Why do our bodies want to stay in a state of balance Discovering how ketones work in low oxygen environments (hypoxia) The difference between ketone esters and ketone IQ Exogenous vs. endogenous ketones The overall benefits of ketones And so much more.
What is the difference between exogenous and endogenous ketones?
Endogenous ketones are produced by the body, while exogenous ketones are those that come from an external source.
Exogenous ketones have become popular lately because they can help people lose weight and improve their athletic performance.
How ketones help the brain in a low oxygen environment (hypoxia)
In our talk with Dr Latt he said, "The original rationale for ketones was that they could be used as an energy source by the brain, bypassing the blood-brain barrier. And what we know of ketone metabolism is that it produces ATP, which is the energy our cells need to function.
We wanted to see if ketones could help mitigate cognitive decline in low-oxygen environments. And what we found was that in a group of people given ketones, there was a flattening of the cognitive decline typically seen in hypoxia.
This was promising enough for us to run a bigger study looking at different tasks and populations. And while we're still learning more about how ketones affect cognition and oxygen metabolism, so far the results are promising and suggest that ketones could be a valuable tool in protecting cognitive function in low-oxygen environments."
This podcast will help you understand more about ketones and their potential to help people in low oxygen environments and their overall benefit on metabolism, aging, cognition and more. Dr Latt's cutting-edge work on ketones is very exciting. You don’t want to miss this.
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what a great show!
thank you so much for your wisdom, wade!
Podcast great but the Robbie Bent episode knocked it out of park!
I just started listening to this podcast and I’m hooked. The guest are terrific and do most of the talking. Wade doesn’t need to listen to himself talk so the listener gets educated by guests that are passionate about their topic. And I have listened to Robbie Bent episode 3 times.
Wade Lightheart has been a true Blessing and game changer in the health and digestion field! He’s changed my life in such a positive way with enzymatic health! Let’s get it! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽