214 episodes

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.

BiOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast Wade Lightheart

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 50 Ratings

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.

    214: Manuka Honey and how we get sick - with Joyce Dales

    214: Manuka Honey and how we get sick - with Joyce Dales

    Joyce Dale grew up in rural Maine, where her grandmother ran a country store, and home remedies were part of everyday life. Honey was a key component in her grandmother's remedies, and it was something that Joyce held on to as she grew older. 
    After her loved one was hospitalized with a life-threatening MRSA infection, Joyce began to research honey as a potential solution. 
    Through her research she discovered Manuka Honey, an antimicrobial honey that could be effective against bacteria, fungus, and viruses, even those antibiotic-resistant. 
    She also learned that the nasal passages have their own biome, full of beneficial bacteria and that this biome is critical to the immune system’s ability to trap and prevent infection. 
    With this knowledge, Joyce developed “Cold Bee Gone”, a nasal swab with a blend of super honey designed to enhance the nasal immune system and protect against infection. 
    Joyce believes that by following a few simple steps, such as avoiding touching your face, taking high-quality probiotics, and avoiding products with chemicals, alcohol, or saline, you can help keep your nasal biome in top fighting form.
    What is the Booger Biome?
    The Booger Biome is the collection of beneficial bacteria that live in the nose and help to trap and prevent pathogens from entering the body. 
    This biome consists primarily of lactobacillus probiotics and is essential for maintaining a healthy nasal environment. 
    By maintaining the right pH, moisture, and saline level, and avoiding products that contain chemicals, alcohol, or saline, the nasal biome can be kept in top fighting form.
    How do people get sick?
    Joyce Dales believes that people get sick from touching their face, not washing their hands when they enter the house, being exposed to toxic environments, and having a compromised nasal biome due to the use of nasal sprays or saline sprays with alcohol or sodium benzoate. 
    She also recommends avoiding products with chemicals, alcohol, or saline, and taking high-quality probiotics that help rebuild the nasal biome. 
    She suggests using a nasal swab with a super honey blend 2-3 times a week to help keep the nasal biome in top fighting form and to maintain the right humidity in the home to prevent dryness and bloody noses.
    Manuka Honey and its antimicrobial effects
    Joyce Dales speaks highly of Manuka Honey, noting that it has the unique ability to be antimicrobial without destroying beneficial flora and that it can be used to remove pathogens from wounds, and even to help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 
    She also notes that Manuka Honey can be used to help support the nasal biome, which is the first line of defense against viruses and other pathogens. 
    She recommends using it to boost the nasal immune system and to help prevent colonization.
    In this podcast, you will learn about
    What are some ways to protect the booger biome? What are the benefits of Manuka honey? How to get your Nasal Biome optimized What are viruses and how do viruses colonize in the nose?  And so much more.
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    • 31 min
    213: The future of telehealth - with Laura Purdy

    213: The future of telehealth - with Laura Purdy

    Licensed in all 50 states plus DC and known as America's Doctor, Dr. Laura Purdy, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician who has been featured in Vogue, on Fox News, ABC, NBC, and NPR (among others) as the nation's leading authority and thought leader on the future of digital healthcare.
    Dr. Purdys in-depth digital health expertise comes from more than a decade spent providing and directing primary care for hundreds of thousands of patients of all ages and all walks of life.
    What is Dr. Purdy's perception and experience in Telehealth and the future of Medical Technology?
    "The future of medical technology is looking brighter than ever. With the advent of the pandemic, governments around the world have had to adjust their laws and regulations to allow for the use of telemedicine. This has opened the door for a whole new world of possibilities in the medical industry”.
    Telemedicine, according to Dr. Purdy, has been around for some time, but the technology has only recently become advanced enough to make it a viable option for medical care. 
    The quality of internet connections and devices have improved drastically, making it easier for doctors and patients to connect. This has allowed for a more efficient and accurate way of delivering care.  
    The obstacle on government laws, regulations and health insurance on telemedicine
    Dr. Purdy says “The laws and regulations surrounding telemedicine have been slow to catch up with the technology; however, in some states, telemedicine is still illegal, and doctors can even face criminal charges for using it.”
    This has been a major obstacle to the growth of telemedicine, but it is slowly beginning to change. As more people become aware of the benefits of telemedicine, the laws are slowly being adjusted to accommodate it. 
    The future of medical technology also includes the use of alternative forms of medicine. This includes naturopathic, homeopathic, and holistic medicine. 
    These forms of medicine have been around for some time, but have not been given the same attention or research as traditional allopathic medicine. 
    Currently, many insurance companies are slow to reimburse for telehealth visits, which can be a major barrier to access for patients. 
    Governments should work to ensure that insurance companies are reimbursing providers for telehealth visits at the same rate as they would for in-person visits and should work to ensure that all states are equally open to telehealth, so that all patients have access to the same quality of care. 
    Finally, governments should work to ensure that telehealth services are available to all patients, regardless of their location. 
    Overall, it is important for governments to step in and regulate the telehealth industry to ensure that patients are receiving quality care and that providers are operating within the bounds of the law.”
    The future of medical technology
    This is beginning to change as more people are becoming aware of the benefits of these forms of medicine. 
    The future of medical technology is looking bright. With the right laws and regulations in place, telemedicine can become a viable option for medical care that can provide access to care for those who may not be able to access it otherwise, and it can open up the door to alternative forms of medicine. 
    With the right incentives in place, the future of medical technology is sure to be a bright one.
    In this podcast you will learn:
    Balancing work as both a doctor and an entrepreneur The benefits of telehealth Career opportunities available with virtual health Risks associated with breaking out of the traditional medical career path
    And so much more. EPISODE RESOURCES:
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    212: Brain chemistry imbalances - with Elena Villanueva

    212: Brain chemistry imbalances - with Elena Villanueva

    Brain chemistry imbalances can be hard to identify and can have a wide range of symptoms. According to Dr. Elena Villanueva, the root causes of cognitive impairment, depression, trauma, anxiety, memory loss, Alzheimer's and dementia, Parkinson's Disease and bipolar can all be the same. 
    The symptoms from these conditions can vary from person to person, but the root causes are all the same:
    Environmental toxins Mycotoxins Heavy metals Foods Infections Unresolved trauma Unprocessed emotions Belief systems and thoughts In order to identify these root causes, lab testing and extensive data collection is required. 
    A combination approach is needed to address the root causes, including killing off some of the pathogens while re-inhabiting a healthy ecosystem.   
    The good news is that the body and the mind are resilient and can handle a lot of burden, but once it reaches a certain point, it can lead to symptoms and conditions. 
    The key to identifying and treating a brain chemistry imbalance is to look under the hood and address all the root causes.  
    Some key signals to look out for that could indicate a brain chemistry imbalance include the inability to find words, difficulty with long-term or short-term memory, mood swings, difficulty with concentration and focus, feeling overwhelmed, and difficulty sleeping. 
    Neurotransmitter testing
    Neurotransmitter testing is a powerful tool used to identify the root causes of cognitive impairment, depression, trauma, anxiety, and other mental health issues. 
    Using this evidence-based model, data is collected on symptoms, lab testing, and lifestyle. This data is then tracked over 12 months with retesting to measure improvement.  
    By understanding these root causes, it is possible to make informed decisions to improve mental health and well-being.
    Genetic Testing
    Dr. Elena Villanueva says:  "Foods literally can be your best medicine or your slowest and worst form of poison. And nowadays we have the testing to be able to let someone see according to their labs, including their genetic testing”.
    “They can see what is happening to their brain every time they eat certain foods. They can see if their body starts attacking their brain and where the inflammation is happening. So now we have that proof. Back 15 years ago, we knew this, but we didn't have the lab data to be able to show it to a patient or a client".
    If you suffer from anti-depressants and/or anti-anxiety meds, learn how Dr.Villanueva's program can help you 
    We all know someone who has tried antidepressants and/or anti-anxiety meds with little to no success, or experienced awful and debilitating side-effects. 
    Dr. Elena Villanueva has developed a program that can help those people, and has seen extraordinary outcomes. 
    By collecting data from thousands of people in over 18 different countries, she has found that the root causes of anxiety, depression, panic disorder, memory loss, Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's all revolve around common denominators. 
    These include environmental toxins, mycotoxins, heavy metals, foods, infections, unresolved trauma, unprocessed emotions, and belief systems. 
    Her program combines a tangible and intangible approach to address and remove the underlying root causes and has seen an over 90% success rate. 
    The tangible approach includes lab testing, diet and lifestyle changes, and protocols. The intangible approach involves teaching emotional intelligence and mastering the mind.
    By understanding how to lead from the heart, intuition, and spirit, people can gain better control over their reality.
    In this podcast you will learn:
    What are neurodegenerative conditions and the signs that you may have one The root causes of anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and memory loss, Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's disease. The different tests that can be done to see how food affects the body How to maintain a healthy ecosystem that prevents p

    • 50 min
    211: Alternative solutions to medication - with Jason Dean

    211: Alternative solutions to medication - with Jason Dean

    Germ theory is a widely accepted concept that states that microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, are responsible for causing disease. 
    This theory was first proposed by Louis Pasteur in the mid-19th century and has since been widely accepted by the medical community. 
    However, there is an alternative to germ theory known as terrain theory which suggests that it’s not necessarily germs that cause disease but rather how well one manages their internal environment.
    Terrain theory 
    Terrain theory is a holistic approach to health that takes into account the multiple layers of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 
    Terrain theory is based on the idea that it takes time to build up health and that people should not expect fast results. At the core of Terrain theory is an understanding of how toxins can affect the body. Dean believes that when toxins enter the body, it will try to push them out through cellular exhaust. 
    Dean also emphasizes the importance of personal development and mindset when trying to achieve good health outcomes. He believes that having positive relationships with family members and friends can help reduce stress levels which in turn helps promote healthy living habits.
    How the media influenced people's minds about our health.
    Current media coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic has been a mixed bag. On one hand, it has brought attention to the seriousness of the virus and its effects on people’s health and lives. 
    On the other hand, it has created a lot of confusion and misinformation about how to prevent and treat it.  
    Dr. Jason Dean is an expert in natural health care who has seen first-hand how this pandemic has changed his practice and that of his colleagues across the country. 
    He highlights how African countries have not had as severe an impact from Covid-19 because many take preventative anti-malarial medications which help to protect against parasites, something mentioned in The Merck Manual which states “parasites are believed to be responsible for some cases” of Covid-19.   
    He also speaks about how the virus has changed the face of healthcare, not just in natural health care, but also in terms of medications and treatments. 
    He points out how blood pressure medications may need to be altered due to clogged systems from the virus, and that there is still no long-term research on the effects of it.   
    Dr. Dean believes that this pandemic has changed our world before our eyes, and we must continue to be adaptable in order to stay safe. 
    In this Podcast you will learn about:
    How can you release the media's control of your mindset The biggest health experiment happening in the world right now The benefits of natural health The dangers of psychiatric drugs Parasites Kinesiology And so much more.
    EPISODE RESOURCES:
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    • 57 min
    210: The Spark Factor: the secret to supercharging energy, becoming resilient, and feeling better than ever

    210: The Spark Factor: the secret to supercharging energy, becoming resilient, and feeling better than ever

    Biohacking is a term that is becoming more and more popular as people become increasingly interested in optimizing their health and performance. 
    While the term biohacking can mean different things to different people, at its core, it is about using science and technology to hack your biology in order to improve your health and performance.
    One of the pioneers in the field of bio-hacking is Dr. Molly Maloof. Dr. Maloof is a physician who has written a book called The Spark Factor, which provides a framework for using scientific interventions to improve your physiology.
    While biohacking is still a relatively new field, it has already begun to gain traction in the mainstream medical community. 
    Dr. Maloof was recently featured in an article in the England Journal of Medicine where she discussed the potential of bio-hacking to extend life expectancy by up to 20 years.
    What are the benefits of biohacking?
    There are many benefits to biohacking, but one of the most important is that it can help you prevent disease by monitoring your body's response to stressors, you can identify areas of improvement and make changes that will help you stay healthy.
     Bio-hacking is also personal – what works for one person may not work for another. This is why it's important to find out what works for you and track your progress with data.  By doing this, you can fine-tune your approach and maximize your results.
    The importance of gut health
    The human gut is home to trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These microbes play a crucial role in our health, affecting everything from our immune system to our mood.
    Unfortunately, many of us are not giving our gut the attention it deserves. We live in a world full of processed foods, antibiotics, and stress – all of which can disrupt the delicate balance of gut microbes. This can lead to problems like inflammation, digestive issues, and even mental health problems.
    It’s important to take care of your gut if you want to stay healthy. Eating a nutritious diet, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep are all important factors in maintaining a healthy gut. 
    You may also want to consider supplements like probiotics and digestive enzymes to help keep your gut microbes happy and healthy.
    The Difference between health and performance
    According to Dr Molly:  "There's always been a debate between health and performance. Some people are more concerned with being healthy, while others are more concerned with peak performance. But what's the difference between the two? And why does it matter?"
    "Health is often defined as the ability to adapt and self-manage in the face of adversity. This means that, even if you're not feeling your best, you're still able to function relatively normally. Performance, on the other hand, is about how well you can do something. This could be anything from running a marathon to lifting weights to playing a musical instrument."
    "So why does it matter which one you focus on? Well, it depends on your goals. If you're an elite athlete, then performance is probably your main concern. But if you're just trying to live a long and healthy life, then health should be your priority."
    "That said, there is a balance between health and performance. You don't want to sacrifice"
    In this podcast, you will learn about:
    Ways you can bio-hack your body Factors that contribute to a person's lifespan The key elements that a person needs to look at in order to optimize their health Hacks for improving your health How can biofeedback be used to improve health The mitochondrial theory of aging Difference between training at thirty and fifty And so much more.
    EPISODE RESOURCES:
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    Molly’s online course: YOUR HEALTHSPAN JOURNEY: master your blood sugar (your energy gauge & the ultimate biomarker!) to extend healthspan
    Molly’s Levels link: levels.link/drmolly

    • 1 hr 5 min
    209: The testosterone pandemic and how toxins are ruining men's health

    209: The testosterone pandemic and how toxins are ruining men's health

    Testosterone levels are plummeting worldwide and it's having a major impact on men's health. From decreased cognitive function and sex drive, to increased risk of cardiovascular disease: low testosterone is a real crisis that needs to be addressed.
    So what's behind this testosterone pandemic? According to Dr. Tracy Gapin, an expert on the topic, there are several factors at play including toxins in the environment and our modern lifestyle. 
    For example, the rise of desk jobs and sedentary lifestyles has taken a toll on men's health, leading to lower testosterone levels. 
    Additionally, exposure to toxins like EMFs and pollutants can also disrupt hormone levels contributing to the problem.
    Dr. Tracy Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 
    In 2017, Dr. Gapin founded Smart Mens Health, focused on optimizing male performance. He offers a personalized path to helping men maximize sexual health, testosterone levels, and prostate health. 
    Things that can affect testosterone levels
    Many things can affect testosterone levels, but one of the most significant is the presence of toxins in the body. These toxins can come from many sources, including the environment, food, and even personal care products.
    One of the most common ways that toxins can affect testosterone levels is by binding to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). 
    SHBG is a protein that attaches to hormones like testosterone, and when it does so, it prevents them from being able to enter cells and have their desired effect. This can lead to a decrease in overall testosterone levels.
    Testosterone levels versus free testosterone
    Testosterone levels and free testosterone are two very important things to consider when thinking about a man's health. 
    Testosterone is the main male sex hormone, and it is responsible for many things, including muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive. 
    Free testosterone is the active form of testosterone that is not bound to proteins in the blood and can thus enter cells and have a cellular effect. 
    Low levels of testosterone can lead to many problems, such as low energy levels, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, and cognitive decline. It is thus important to maintain healthy levels of both testosterone and free testosterone to maintain optimal health.
    How can men increase their free testosterone
    As a man, you want to have high levels of free testosterone. This is the testosterone that is not bound to proteins in your blood and is available for your body to use. There are several things you can do to increase your free testosterone levels.
    First, avoid toxins as much as possible. Endocrine disruptors can interfere with testosterone production and lower levels of free testosterone in the blood. Try to avoid plastics and eat organic foods whenever possible.
    Second, exercise regularly. Exercise helps to increase testosterone production and can also help to lower SHBG levels. Strength training is especially beneficial for increasing testosterone levels.
    Third, get enough sleep. Sleep is important for overall health and well-being, and it is also crucial for testosterone production.
    Finally, try supplementation. Zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6 are all nutrients that have been shown to boost testosterone levels. You can find these nutrients in supplement form or foods like oysters, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, and spinach.
    In this podcast, you will learn about:
    The testosterone pandemic Ways to optimize male performance. Tips for maintaining good testosterone levels and prostate health How diagnostics can help identify the cause of low energy and drive in men. And so much more.
    EPISODE RESOURCES:
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

saradoane ,

what a great show!

thank you so much for your wisdom, wade!

TraPod53 ,

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.

thetechjunkie80 ,

Awesomeness!

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! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

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