056: Magnesium Breakthrough with Wade Lightheart


Today’s guest, Wade Lightheart; author, athlete, nutritionist, and expert on fixing digestion. Wade is a three-time Canadian bodybuilding champion, who competed as a vegetarian. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on natural nutrition and training methods. After competing in Mr. Universe, and his health failed him, Wade began to search for answers and developed what he calls his Awesome Health System. Today’s podcast keys in on magnesium, which Dr. Mark Sircus identifies as the most powerful solution we have to a plethora of health problems. During our conversation, Wade gives us the full background on why 75 percent of Americans are not getting enough magnesium today and what the implications are on our health and overall wellbeing. Using the example of Tom Brady to illustrate his point, he explains how practicing bio-optimizing principles can extend the quality and length of our lives. You’ll hear about the key role that magnesium plays in supporting all areas of our health and he introduces us to the seven varieties of magnesium included in the newly optimized Magnesium Breakthrough product. Join us to hear all this and more today.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • BioOptimizers’ new and improved formula for Magnesium Breakthrough.
  • A discount code to get 10 percent off Magnesium Breakthrough and free shipping: ANDRES
  • An introduction to today’s guest, author, athlete, and digestion expert Wade Lightheart.
  • Wade’s definition for optimized health which he refers to as Awesome Health.
  • The history of how our food lost magnesium content through mass production following World War 2.
  • Tom Brady’s story of extending his career by 25 percent by practicing bio-optimizing principles.
  • The excessive stimulatory effect that technology has on our nervous system.
  • What he attributes the lack of knowledge around the power of magnesium to: we live in an attention age, rather than an information age.
  • How magnesium plays a critical role in supporting dysregulated mood and depression.
  • The process of testing that Wade and his business partner did on different types of magnesium.
  • What the ‘ate’ suffix refers to in magnesium varieties: how it has been molecularly bonded.
  • The seven magnesium varieties in Magnesium Breakthrough: chelate, citrate, bisglycinate, malate, taurine, sucrosomial, and orotate.
  • Aesthetics, performance, and health; the three areas of focus that they have.
  • Elements that improve delivery: hemic and fulvic acid, B6, and manganese.
  • The challenge of working with so many different-sized molecules. 
  • Wade’s biohacking experiment with intravenous magnesium and what he experienced.
  • How through independent and guided experimentation, he came to today’s formula.
  • His bucket theory on health and nutrients illustrating the goal of being in excess.
  • Why there is no threonate in Magnesium Breakthrough: patent limitations.
  • The relevance of the prebiotic, probiotic, and vitamins that you take.
  • Why Andrés experienced cognitive clarity while taking Cognibiotics.
  • Why Wade and his business partner Dave offer a refund to anyone unsatisfied with their product.
  • An invitation to spread the word if you use the products and love them.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Cognibiotics
Wade Lightheart on Instagram

Magnesium Breakthrough discount code: ANDRES
Magnesium Breakthrough

Awesome Health Podcast
Dr Mark Sircus

Andrés Preschel

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055: Cancer Prevention, Environmental Toxins, and Updated Medicine with Leigh Erin Connealy, MD


Your health is not only of significance and importance to just you. Self-care is not selfish, self-care is the new healthcare and it’s vital in life and in our communities. Today’s guest is Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D., who is a prominent leader in the field of Integrative and Functional Medical. She utilizes the best of all sciences including homeopathic, conventional, Eastern medicine, and modern medicine and is the Medical Director of two unique clinics: The Center for New Medicine and Cancer Center for Healing. The Center For New Medicine focuses on prevention and internal medicine, early detection of disease and cancer, human optimization, yearly physicals, auto-immune disease, natural hormone replacement, chronic issues, and aesthetics. Dr. Connealy feels we must treat “the whole person”, the patient with the disease and not the disease of the patient, while determining the origin of the illness. Dr. Connealy created the Cancer Center for Healing because of the epidemic spread of cancer. Patients receive scientifically based treatments and integrative protocols. She has created an acute awareness of the need to focus on cancer prevention, providing unique testing to determine the early stages of cancer, years before it is revealed in a scan. This is a fascinating conversation with a physician that firmly believes in taking in the entire picture and empowering and educating her patients, while advocating for patients to get treated with the most up-to-date medicine. As listeners tune in they’ll hear from Dr. Connealy about how she got to where she finds herself today and how everything in the way we live life integrates into our health, as she likes to say, “Self-care is healthcare”. So tune in today, and enjoy! 

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • We start with Dr. Connealy’s “Why.”
  • She shares a thorough background of her life and what lead her to where she is now.
  • How her health detours have dramatically changed her life and influenced her career.
  • She shares thoughts about how disease diagnosis has changed over the last 65 years.
  • The importance of health practitioners using updated medicine. 
  • Treating the whole person; their lifestyle and how they’re living is important in treatment!
  • Why self-care is the new healthcare.
  • Why empowering and educating patients to do scientific self-discovery is a key part of her practice.
  • First-symptom effect: what it’s like taking a patient through this.
  • Why patients should not take “no” for an answer when seeing a physician. 
  • Energy imbalances: the scenarios that lead to the crash. 
  • The future of medicine: energy medicine.
  • Why every patient is their own clinical trial. 
  • Carcinogenic and environmental toxins young people are exposed to: How we can mitigate the interaction?
  • Dr. Connealy dives into what an EMF is and the effects they carry. 
  • The importance of getting outside and grounding yourself every day. 
  • More about toxins from Dr. Connealy: get rid of plastics!
  • Recommendations for water filtration devices/brands from Dr. Connealy.
  • We end the conversation with a few rapid-fire questions: sea oils and sunscreen. 

 

Tweetables:

“[Health] detours are always [there] for you to learn and become awakened, to become enlightened, and to also use those detours to be of help and serve and bless other people.” — @drconnealymd [0:14:56]

“Nothing gets your attention until you have pain.” — @drconnealymd [0:15:14]

“Health is not just important to you, self-care is not selfish. Self-care is the new healthcare. You want to make sure you have health because why? It’s going to serve you, your loved ones, where you work, and more importantly, it’s going to help our community.” — @drconnealymd [0:22:51]

“We [in the USA] are a system of sick-care and not healthcare — and it’s reactive.” — @drconnealymd [0:32:45]

“I always tell people: energy precedes action.” — @drconnealymd [0:39:02]

“The plastic industry — they’ve already been sued. All these industries have been sued and nothing changes. That is what is so sad about what is going on in our world.” — @drconnealymd [0:58:30]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Leigh Erin Connealy on LinkedIn 

Leigh Erin Connealy on Twitter

Leigh Erin Connealy on Instagram

Leigh Erin Connealy on FaceBook

Leigh Erin Connealy on TikTok

Connealy MD

Adelle Davis

The Invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg

Earth Runners

The Earthing Movie

Stephanie Seneff

EWG Website

Synergy Science

Berkey Water Filters

Magnesium Breakthrough

Andrés Preschel

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054: Gut Bacteria, Insulin, Personality Types, Young Muscle, and more with Joel Greene


It’s incredible how you can have a conversation with someone that’s almost 2 hours long, and still feel like you could keep talking! Joel Greene is the CEO of VEEP Nutrition, author of The Immunity Code, and one of the original proponents for prioritizing the gut microbiome (to mention just a few of his many accolades). Joel grew up in the projects, raised by a single mom and surrounded by violence. His upbringing made him resilient, fearless, and determined to learn as much as he could about as much as he could! Our conversation is part philosophical and part scientific and some of the many topics that we cover today include how you can train your insulin sensitivity (and why you should), why you should set aside time for stillness every day, and what you can do to keep your muscles young. This episode is filled with powerful insights from start to finish and you’ll walk away with a whole new appreciation for your gut microbiome and a whole lot of knowledge about how to live better and age better!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s guest, Joel Greene!
  • An overview of the 16 Personalities personality test, and the value of understanding your personality type.
  • The harsh challenges that Joel experienced growing up, and how they have shaped him into the person he is today.
  • The role that God plays in Joel’s life.
  • Why Joel prioritizes rest and stillness.
  • Joel explains the correlation between physical health and productivity.
  • Nicotinamide mononucleotide; why Joel takes this supplement first thing in the morning.
  • Joel explains how his Immunity Code diet works, and the benefits of it.
  • Insulin sensitivity; what it is and the importance of training it.
  • Joel’s approach to bringing down his cortisol levels.
  • The value of pre-load meals.
  • A new way to think about carbohydrates.
  • How the bacteria in your gut affect your reactions to certain foods.
  • Commonalities versus bio-individualities; Joel’s thoughts on the problem of emphasizing the latter.
  • Understanding the gut microbiome.
  • Factors that indicate how your gut microbiome is functioning.
  • Reasons for my imminent move to Uruguay.
  • Supplements that are helpful for managing stress.
  • Muscles that we lose as we age, and how to slow down the aging process.
  • Exploring the first law of thermodynamics in relation to calories.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Joel Greene on Instagram

Joel Greene on LinkedIn

VEEP Nutrition

The Immunity Code

Andrés Preschel

Enneagram Test

16 Personalities

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053: Circadian Rhythms, Chronobiology, and Interoception with Azure Grant, PhD


Today, we are joined by well-versed physiologist, Azure Grant, Ph.D. to talk about all things circadian and ultradian rhythms, melatonin, sleep optimization, hormones, and more! Azure has a specialization in chronobiology and studies the connections between metabolism, reproduction, and the autonomic nervous system (ANS). In this episode, we touch on everything from the science behind the siesta ‘slump’ and the effect of caffeine on our sleep cycles, to the importance of reducing the causes of fatigue, not just the sensation of fatigue. Azure explains circadian and ultradian rhythms and fills us in on the health benefits of optimizing our natural oscillations. We discover what it might feel like to live according to our chronotype, and how biometrics play a role in interoception awareness. We also find out the long-term effects of melatonin supplements, how best to naturally optimize sleep, how women’s hormonal changes affect thermoregulation, and so much more! Tune in to find out more about how our biological rhythms work, and about the natural ebbs and flows that are essential to optimal health!

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing our esteemed guest and chronobiology specialist, Azure Grant, Ph.D.
  • Understanding the siesta ‘slump’: causes and remedies.
  • What circadian and ultradian rhythms are, respectively.
  • How caffeine later in the day often perpetuates sleep difficulties.
  • The importance of reducing reasons for fatigue, not just the sensation of fatigue.
  • The early observations that inspired Azure’s health quest.
  • The oscillating nature of the body’s functions and the health benefits of optimizing our natural biological rhythms.
  • How it feels to live according to your chronotype.
  • Why it’s important to establish your optimal circadian rhythm and what that involves.
  • Biometrics as a key component of interoception awareness.
  • How to balance your circadian rhythm in the wake of jetlag: intermittent fasting and focusing on ultradian rhythms.
  • The value of ultradian stability.
  • Why large meals aren’t recommended at the end of the day.
  • Downsides of disrupting sleep cycles.
  • The link between thermoregulation and hormonal changes.
  • The role of naturally occurring melatonin and the long-term effects of supplementation.
  • Azure’s non-negotiables for sleep!
  • The benefits of morning light.
  • Azure answers our rapid-fire questions about REM cycles, sleep aid, and sleep disruptors.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

BiOptimizers

Azure Grant, PhD

Azure Grant on LinkedIn

Azure Grant on Instagram

Azure Grant on Twitter

Levels

Crescent Health

Andrés Preschel

Andrés Preschel on Instagram

Email Andrés Preschel

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