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Optimising your mind, body and soul. Hosted by Steve Stavs, SA's professional biohacker and performance coach.

The Made to Thrive Show Steve Stavs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Optimising your mind, body and soul. Hosted by Steve Stavs, SA's professional biohacker and performance coach.

    Psilocybin Retreats and Biohacks from Shawn Wells the World’s Greatest Formulator

    Psilocybin Retreats and Biohacks from Shawn Wells the World’s Greatest Formulator

    “The World’s Greatest Formulator”, “The Ingredientologist” ,Biohacktivitst, and Keto Authority. Shawn Wells is a product formulator and expert in the fields of performance nutrition, longevity, fitness and supplementation.

    As a teen and young adult, Shawn faced and overcame significant obstacles with his own health— morbid obesity to anorexia, depression, autoimmune conditions (Epstein-Barr, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), two cervical discs replacements, and a type of brain tumour. He says everything happens for a reason, and his health problems led him on a journey of science-based solutions that sparked his personal passion for biohacking.

    He earned his dream goal, a master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science.

    Shawn is now a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes.

    Shawn is a co-founder of the popular patented ingredients TeaCrine® and Dynamine®, which are featured or used in over 300 products worldwide. He also has worked on patents on exogenous ketones, glucose tolerance agents, and more as the founding partner of the World’s Greatest Ingredients, LLC, alongside a team of PhDs and scientists.

    Join us as we explore:
    Immune health and brain health
    Anti-ageing
    The journey to self-love
    Facilitated psilocybin journeys to rewire the brain and dissolve the ego
    Intermittent fasting, extended fasting, wet versus dry fasts
    Positive stress (eustress) versus negative stress (distress)
    Sodium’s association with longevity
    HRV to assess readiness to perform
    Ketone nutrition
    Exogenous and endogenous ketones
    Chronic dehydration levels in the global population
    The “right kind” of water
    Shawn’s top blood tests


    CONTACT Steve Stavs
    To make it easier for you to engage with me send me a WhatsApp to 064 871 0308. I would love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and walk a health journey with you.


    MENTIONS
    Book: Shawn Wells - The Energy Formula: Six Life-Changing Ingredients to Unleash Your Limitless Potential http://www.energyformula.com
    https://www.amazon.com/ENERGY-Formula-Ingredients-Limitless-Potential-ebook/dp/

    Dr Dom D’Agostino - Keto Nutrition: https://ketonutrition.org

    Frequent Blood Donors Live Longer, https://sciencenordic.com/body-death-denmark/frequent-blood-donors-live-longer/1425568, 2015.

    Attend the BiohackingCongress 2021 in Miami or stream live online on October 16 and 17 2021 for 50% off the admission price with coupon code BIOHACK50!
    https://biohackingcongress.com/congress-miami-102021

    CONTACT Shawn Wells
    https://shawnwells.com
    https://shawnwells.com/guides/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ingredientology
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnwells/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingredientologist/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Water Show: DD Water, HR Water, Structured Water. How to Upgrade Your Water’s Healing Properties

    The Water Show: DD Water, HR Water, Structured Water. How to Upgrade Your Water’s Healing Properties

    Victor Sagalovsky is a Russian born, polymath scientist, expert in water and health pioneer. Victor received a multidisciplinary education from Loyola University in Chicago, Rome, San Francisco State University and the University of Hawaii.  In 2018, he co-founded Litewater Scientific which is dedicated to the research, development and production of deuterium depleted water.  Victor does not believe in anti-ageing, he believes in pro-youthing.  He is the author of Gold: Catalyst of Radiant Health, a book based on the science and history of the medical benefits of gold which contains numerous articles and guides in the field of wellness, biohacking, emerging medicine and esoteric knowledge.  For more than 20 years, he has studied the subject of water, its chemistry and its secrets. He and his brothers were among the early developers of Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology and its many applications.

    Join us as we explore:
    Deuterium depleted water, hydro rich water, structured water
    Deuterium depleted lifestyle  as the source of happiness and key to health
    Discover where 95% of chronic disease originates
    Why water quality has the ability to keep us disease-free and healthy
    The problem with the mitochondria shutting down over time and its contribution to longevity
    How to preserve the mitochondria and synthesize new mitochondria
    Why ketogenic and fasting contributes to deuterium depletion
    How purpose and community impact the mitochondria
    Low heart rate variability or high sympathetic overdrive impact on mitochondria
    Reverse Osmosis, distilling and Quinton- how it improves our water quality
    Who should be drinking deuterium depleted water and how it contributes 8 times more to the survival rate of a sick individual
    The importance of sunlight and exercise for our mitochondrial health
    What biomarkers to look out for to determine how you are doing health-wise


    CONTACT Steve Stavs
    To make it easier for you to engage with me, send me a WhatsApp to +27 64 871 0308. I would love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and walk a health journey with you.
    Biohacking Congress Oct 16/17 2021

    Join me at the Biohacking Congress and get a 50% discount by using the promo code HACK50 .  It gives a 50% discount on both onsite and live stream tickets.


    MENTIONS
    Dr Jack Kruze: https://jackkruse.com/
    Viktor Schauberger
    Gerald Pollack:  https://www.pollacklab.org/
    Laszlo Boros: https://www.laszlogboros.com/
    Victor Sagalovsky: ‘Gold – Catalyst of Radiant Health’, 2016
    https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Catalyst-Radiant-Medicinal-Benefits-ebook/dp/B01MRXTRC1
    Biohacking Congress: https://biohackingcongress.com/congress-miami-102021

    CONTACT
    Website: https://www.drinklitewater.com/
    Deuterium test: https://deuteriumtest.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dr Thomas Levy: This Internationally Acclaimed Cardiologist Proves That Oral Infections Cause Most Heart Attacks and Cancers

    Dr Thomas Levy: This Internationally Acclaimed Cardiologist Proves That Oral Infections Cause Most Heart Attacks and Cancers

    Dr Thomas (Tom) E. Levy is a board-certified cardiologist and a bar-certified attorney. After practicing adult cardiology for 15 years, he began to research the enormous toxicity associated with much dental work, as well as the pronounced ability of properly administered vitamin C to neutralize this toxicity.

    He has now written 13  books, with several addressing the wide-ranging properties of vitamin C in neutralizing all toxins and resolving most infections, as well as its vital role in the effective treatment of heart disease and cancer. Others address the important roles of dental toxicity and nutrition in disease and health.

    Recently inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame, Dr Levy continues to research the impact of the orthomolecular application of vitamin C and antioxidants in general on chronic degenerative diseases. His ongoing research involves documenting that all diseases are different forms and degrees of focal scurvy, arising from increased oxidative stress, especially intracellularly and that they all benefit from protocols that optimize the antioxidant levels in the body.

    He regularly gives lectures on this information at medical conferences around the world. Two of his most recent books, Hidden Epidemic and most recently Rapid Virus Recovery, are two books I highly recommend.  You can download a free copy of these titles by clicking on the book name and filling in the form.
     
    Join us as we explore:

    The incredibly experience that changed Dr Levy’s life and outlook on medicine

    A mind-blowing study where 100% of heart attack victims had oral bacteria in their heart

    How we change the medical narrative about oral health

    The number one thing creating harm in medicine – the human ego

    Why you may not even know you have an infected tooth

    The diseases related to root canals and infected teeth – spoiler: there’s a lot!

    The critical link between thyroid function, tonsils and cancer

    Possible life saving advice for cancer patients

    Everything there is to know about vitamin C, including which type to avoid!

    The magic of liposomal vitamin C but why most products are pretenders 

    All things nebulizer – ozone and hydrogen peroxide 

    A masterclass on oxidative stress and leaky gut

    The lowdown on ferritin 

    The power of water picking


    Contact Steve Stavs

    To make it easier for you to engage with me, send me a WhatsApp to +27 64 871 0308. I would love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and walk a health journey with you.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeToThriveZA/
    Website: https://madetothrive.co.za
    Email: connect@madetothrive.co.za
    Steve Stavs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevestavsza/

    Mentions:

    Hal Huggins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Huggins

    Ott, Stephen, et al. “Detection of diverse bacterial signatures in atherosclerotic lesions of patients with coronary heart disease”, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16490835/.2006.

    Josef Issels: https://issels.com/publication-library/

    Levy, Thomas.  “Death By Calcium”, https://www.amazon.com/Death-Calcium-First-Thomas-Levy/dp/0615889603

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Made to Thrive Coaches Discuss the Power of Health Coaching in Creating Life Changing Sustainable Transformation

    Made to Thrive Coaches Discuss the Power of Health Coaching in Creating Life Changing Sustainable Transformation

    Made To Thrive is on a mission to bring the healthcare revolution of coaching to clients here in South Africa as well as anyone anywhere around the world. So today on the Made To Thrive show we changed the focus from outside guests to inside the Made To Thrive circle with a roundtable discussion between your host Steve Stavs and health coaches Ricky Schoch and Kim Anderssen.

    It is a deep dive into the how, what, why and who’s of health coaching from people who are not only coaches but have also during their journeys been coached themselves.

    Enrique (Ricky) Schoch da Silva, aka The Human Coach, is an ADAPT Certified Functional Health Coach who walks the walk as well as talks the talk when it comes to everything and anything in the world of health and wellness. His mission is to be of service to all those questing for wellbeing by re-discovering, re-igniting and empowering their inner human, hero and healer.

    Ricky believes the revival and resurgence of anyone’s health and wellbeing is in the rediscovery of their innate humanness, in reconnecting with their truest Self and creating a life of intention and purpose. His work is in co-discovering, co-exploring and co-creating a journey of real and sustainable lifestyle and behavioural change that empowers anyone to live a strong, meaningful, health and happy human life.

    Kim Anderssen is a mom, coach, and mediator as well as natural health and toxin-free living advocate. I understand that our bodies, given the right tools, know exactly how to take care of themselves. She is passionate about helping people make choices that aid their bodies’ overall wellbeing.

    Together, we work to identify any unconscious habits that result in strain on the body’s ability to be well. Kim embodies this narrative: “I’m here to help you make better choices. And once you know better, you do better.” Without judgment because she’s been there. She wants to help people live their best life with optimal health.

    ENROLL NOW in the ADAPT Health Coaching Training Program before 31 August and enjoy not only the Early Bird $1,000 discount but also Made To Thrive’s special $1,500 coupon for a total saving of 25%. There’s no better time or time with better savings to make the choice to become a health coach and start changing lives, including your own.

    https://madetothrive.co.za/special-deals/kresser-institute/
     
    Join us as we explore:

    Made To Thrive’s coaches journeys from pain to purpose

    Why is the powerful modality of health coaching thriving some places but less so in others

    Why not all coaches are made equal and how to ensure credibility

    Why so many people who could benefit from coaching aren’t reaching out

    That rock bottom is not rock bottom, it can get worse – coaching intervenes!

    How coaching may not be a quick fix but it a real, holistic, life-changing fix

    Why the financial and life costs of preventative care via coaching is actually cheaper than the classic healthcare aka sickcare models

    The power of storytelling and how that embodies the success of health coaching

    How using biohacking in partnership with coaching accelerates change

    Made To Thrive’s coaches favorite biohacking and coaching tools

    Why if you can see yourself coaching, there’s no better training than the ADAPT Health Coaching Program – enroll now and save!

    Contact:

    To make it easier for you to engage with me and the MTT community, send me a whats app to 064 871 0308. I would love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and walk a health journey with you.

    Website: https://madetothrive.co.za
    Email: connect@madetothrive.co.za
    Podcast: https://podlink.to/MadeToThriveShow

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jon Levy: the World’s Greatest Behavioural Scientist Unpacks Community, Trust and Cultivating Influence.

    Jon Levy: the World’s Greatest Behavioural Scientist Unpacks Community, Trust and Cultivating Influence.

    Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands, like Microsoft, Google, AB-InBev, and Samsung, to startups.

    He is also a Springbok fan. :)

    More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, and executives, to artists, musicians, and even the Grammy winning voice of the bark from “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Guests cook dinner together, but can’t discuss their career or give their last name, and once seated to eat, they reveal who they are. Over time, these dinners developed into a community. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide.

    Jon’s second book, You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence, has made a big splash since being released in May. In it, he demonstrates the importance of human connection, trust and community to accomplishing what is most important to us.

    In his free time, Jon works on outrageous projects. Among them spending a year traveling to all 7 continents, or to the world's greatest events (Grand Prix, Art Basel, Burning Man, Running of the Bulls, etc.) and barely surviving to tell the tale. These Adventures were chronicled in his first book: The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure.

    Join us as we explore:

    What made Jon a Springbok fan and why they won the South African rugby team won the 2007 World Cup.

    The concept of psychological safety, something more relevant than ever before.

    The two best predictors of longevity. Spoiler - it’s not diet.

    How community is the number one thing correlated to success.

    Why you are the people you surround yourself with.

    Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me – wrong!

    Why the grass isn’t always greener

    Redefining the word influencer

    What is it that truly fosters connection

    What creates trust

    The rabbit and IKEA effects


    Contact

    Website: https://www.jonlevytlb.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonLevyTLB
    Twitter: @JonLevyTLB
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonlevytlb/

    Mentions

    “You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence"

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54870199-you-re-invited?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=3h2RPnGeuM&rank=4

    “A social contagious model of the obesity epidemic”, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5124998/

    Matthew D. Lieberman b, Bruce D. Naliboff et al, “Rejection Really Hurts, UCLA Psychologists Find”, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/10/031010074045.htm

    “Everything You Know About Addiction is Wrong”, Rat Park TED Talk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs

    The Framingham Heart Study and the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Historical Perspective, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4159698/

    Malcolm Gladwell, “Outliers”, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3228917-outliers?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=I9IUYWadPa&rank=1

    The Rabbit Effect, https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/rabbit-effect
    IKEA Effect, https://www.hbs.edu/ris/Publication%20Files/11-091.pdf

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leanne Manas: SA’s TV Legend Unpacks Mindset, Health Accountability, and TGIM

    Leanne Manas: SA’s TV Legend Unpacks Mindset, Health Accountability, and TGIM

    Leanne Manas is a South African TV presenter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She has been the host of its flagship show Morning Live since 2004. She has also worked on radio with Radio Algoa, Jacaranda FM, SAfm and East Coast Radio. She was also appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by the UN Nations Refugee Agency in 2019.

    She recently joined Steve on InstagramLive to discuss the trauma and stress of the past pandemic year and the power of one’s mindset to not only overcome but even benefit from an objectively disruptive and devastating year.

    Join us as we explore:

    A new choice - post-traumatic growth vs post-traumatic stress?

    Not only the power but the necessity of mind over matter

    Finding the positives in a pandemic

    The shame of continued mental health stigma

    The need for us who can to take accountability for our own health and lives

    If you are a TGIM or a TGIF person?

    Tangible vs intangible goals

    Leanne’s take on Made To Thrive’s Pillars purpose, community, nutrition, movement

    The need to respect everyone’s 5k

    Contact

    Website - https://www.leannemanas.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leannemanas
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/leanne.manas
    Twitter - @LeanneManas

    Mentions

    Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4069.Man_s_Search_for_Meaning

    The Choluteca Bridge Story
    https://medium.com/illumination/life-lessons-from-the-choluteca-bridge-7debf5199163

    James Clear – Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way To Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40121378-atomic-habits

    • 49 min

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57 Ratings

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Awesome podcast

Very informative and insightful podcasts. Been a patient of Steve for a while already

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Fantastic podcast

Steve you are incredible in keeping me sane in a sometimes insane world. Thanks for sharing life hacks and information through these podcasts and your treatments.

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Thank you Steve!

Steve is changing the game on what it means to be healthy.

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