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113: Fixing Digestion, Nutrient Absorption and Recovery with Wade Lightheart l How to Optimize our Diets and Gut Health with the Modern Food Supply

Sep 27, 2021 | Season 3


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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