Wade Lightheart is an author, athlete, Nutritionist and expert on fixing digestion! 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, Wade is one of the world's premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods.
He's been in the health industry for over 25 years, coached thousands of clients, and is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels. Wade also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, and is the Co-Founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company.
Wade shares the truth behind the epidemic of digestive issues in the United States and simple at-home tests we can all do to help personalize our gut healing plan. He also dives into dietary tribalism and how we can have to figure out what works for each individual. This all supports, as he calls it, the “AWESOME health system!”
0:52 Welcome to the show!
3:34 Wade Lightheart’s Bio
4:38 Welcome, Wade!
5:37 The epidemic of digestive issues
6:45 What’s gone wrong with our food supply
11:19 Our symbiotic relationship with bacteria
12:30 Dietary tribalism & Food allergies
14:40 His experience in bodybuilding
16:08 Why he developed BiOptimizers
17:30 Do we need to take digestive enzymes?
20:12 The tradeoff with cooking our food
22:00 STUDY: Dietary enzymes
24:07 Should we be able to eat anything?
30:43 A healthy argument about dietary choices
31:56 Why he thinks biohacking has emerged
33:37 The goal to become “Bulletproof”
34:48 What Darwin really said about ‘Adaptation’
37:05 The power of journaling & intuition
40:26 Renee’s experience with journaling
42:34 Wade’s mission statement
44:22 Protein bioavailability & amino acids
49:34 How to get more out of your diet
52:08 How many enzymes should we take?
53:20 At-home digestive tests
56:30 Magnesium deficiencies
1:03:10 Wade’s final piece of advice
1:05:42 Thanks for tuning in!
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