BiOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

40 Episodes

By: Wade Lightheart

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 Po...

127: Removing Fear from Allopathic Cancer Care through Holistic Support - with Cathy Biase

No one escapes the cancer conversation. 

Everyone gets touched by cancer at some point. The latest statistics say 1 out of every 2 of us will experience cancer either directly or through a loved one diagnosed with cancer. 

The word “cancer” brings immediate fear to people. Some don’t even want to speak the word and say “the c-word” or “the big-c” instead. 

Our guest Cathy Biase knows firsthand the fears people struggle t...

126: Sickly Sweet: How Sugar is Crushing Our Health

Dr. Jacoby discovers a critical connection.

Dr. Jacoby was trained initially in podiatry, so you may wonder how a foot doctor became an expert on sugar-related illnesses?

Well, Dr. Jacoby’s specialty in podiatry led him to see patients with diabetic polyneuropathy - which is the number one problem in the United States. Diabetic polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder of all the nerves in the body as a result of diabetes. Diabetic polyneuropathy often affects a person’s feet when they have diabetes.  

About twenty years...

125: Becoming a More Mindful and Spiritual Biohacker - with Oz Garcia

While on Lockdown in New York City, Oz Dove Deep Within Himself

During the dumpster fire year known as 2020, many people faced lockdown situations, where they had no choice but to stay inside their homes and refrain from having contact with people outside their immediate family. 

Many folks in this situation chose to binge on Netflix, stress eat (which led to weight gain), abuse substances, and a tragic number of people became depressed along the way. 

The pandemic lockdown was brutal for everyone. Oz Garcia en...

124: Is Deuterium-Depleted Water the Fountain of Youth? - with Robert Slovak

He’s the Juan Ponce de Leon of 21st Century Scientists

Just like Juan Ponce de Leon, the European explorer who searched in 1513 for a rumored fountain of youth in Florida, today’s guest has been exploring water for decades and maybe getting close to finding a true fountain of youth. Literally.

This water scientist is not chasing a rumor. His pursuit of new frontiers in water is scientifically based. Using the latest, high-priced technology, Robert Slovak creates a fresh spring of pristine water that science seems to t...

123: Everything You Know About Skin Care is Wrong - with Danny Neifert

Everything You Know About Skin Care is Wrong - with Danny Neifert

Before our guest Danny Neifert dove into the four pillars of optimal skin health, show host Wade T. Lightheart asks her about the “dark arts” of skincare that mislead people into painful procedures and applications. Many skincare routines and products do more damage than good — or they do nothing at all. Danny talks about all of this from her years of experience as a licensed aesthetician with over twenty years of experience with natural product formulating and hands...

122: The Seven Paths to Sacred Rest - with Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith

“Why am I tired all the time?”

That was the question Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith kept finding herself asking after working 15 years as a doctor while juggling her role as a mother of two toddlers. She was a burned-out working mom needing answers. 

In this episode, host Wade Lightheart asks some great questions covering a wide range of subtopics surrounding the topic of rest. Real rest. Dr. Saundra delivers, presenting an in-depth look at rest in seven distinct categories that fit our modern lives. She’s done the research, the pol...

121: From Suicidal Anorexic to Buff Naturopathic Doctor - with Paul Maximus

You, too, can have the healthy body and mind you deserve.

Transformation - a topic Dr. Paul Maximus knows well. He is a living, breathing case study of the hope that exercise and natural remedies offer. 

His story of transformation is remarkable.  

You see, in his early twenties, Dr. Paul was an anorexic, depressed marathon runner. He finally hit “rock bottom” while preparing for yet another half marathon. He crashed and burned that day after stepping off a treadmill. The depression seemingly won the battle - but i...

120: Eating the Rainbow and Culinary Alchemy® - with Serena Poon

Serena Poon is a celebrity chef, nutritionist, and reiki master to the Hollywood elite.

Her passion and career for curating healing and wellness programs using integrative health, holistic nutrition, and Culinary Alchemy® began long before she started creating contemporary meals, menus, and nutritional goodness for the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Kerry Washington. 

Serena’s Culinary Alchemy is the practice of combining intuitive energetic techniques with guidance and education on functional & spiritual nutrition, integrating how food affects our bodies on a physiological level and how it affects the body. 

119: This Weird Molecule Could Be the Key to Longevity - with Chris Burres

When the bespectacled Chris Burres wears a lab coat, he looks like a mad scientist. But don’t let that fool you! He’s a funny guy fascinated by many things. And like Elon Musk, Chris enjoys finding connections between the different areas he studies. One of his favorite subjects (and something Chris has devoted a lot of his career on) is longevity—precisely, the fantastic life span results surrounding a molecule called Carbon 60 (a.k.a. Buckyballs). 

When Chris realized a Nobel Prize-Winning chemical tested by NASA had shown to almost double the mammals’ lifespan, he decided t...

118: Microdosing Medicinal Mushrooms to Help You THRIVE - with Jeremy Abramson

Jeremy is a high-energy coach who helps executives and entrepreneurs unleash their full potential. He is building a global reputation as an expert in mindful movement, mindset, mushrooms, and brain chemistry. His Thrive University podcast is where people find inspiring and empowering messages. 

Before impacting the health and wellness space, Jeremy hit a low-point when his Honda CRV became his home for nine straight nights. He had four hundred dollars to his name at that point.

He fought through the struggle and found his purpose and now helps other people rise above mediocrity — and medicinal mus...

117: Taste the Future of Food - with Dr. Morgaine Gaye

When a food business searches for a competitive advantage, they look into the food industry’s future. Doing this is not easy, however. It takes a particular superpower to see what is coming - and companies must find a skillful food futurologist. Not some “woo woo” physic. With the company’s future at stake, they need an expert - someone who can take big data and combine it with a knowledge of food history, environmental design, fashion, quantum physics, and quantum philosophy. Throw in talent with pattern recognition, and you have Dr. Morgaine Gaye.   

Morgaine founded Bellwether: Food Trends...

116: Is Your Sunscreen Causing Health Problems? - with Guerry Grune

His 22-year-old surfing buddy came down with melanoma, and that is when Guerry knew he needed to find a better way to protect skin from the sun. 

Guerry (pronounced “Gary”) began researching sunscreen products and was appalled by what he found - all the available sunscreens pretty much sucked. In fact, it was worse than that: sunscreen products still are not doing what they say they do and are counterproductive - even causing some shocking health problems.

Except for one brand - a sunscreen Guerry developed through his knowledge and research.

115: Become a Happy Hustler and Find Blissful Balance - with Cary Jack

Cary Jack spent several years hustling in the way many entrepreneurs understand — 100+ hour workweeks, chasing material success, and focusing on profits. (You know, that Gary Vee type hustle.) Cary was working his tail off in New York City with his brother, who was also his business partner. They were a dynamic duo who founded a software startup and put together a seven-figure venture capital deal. Big players were ready to deliver the money that would take their business to the top. 

But Cary and his brother had a “come to Jesus moment” that stopped them from signing the con...

114: These Magic Cookies Burn Fat & Improve Gut Health - with Crosby Tailor

You may have noticed that most pastry chefs do not look like Adonis. Bakers are typically “doughy” in appearance, not “in great shape.” On this episode of the Awesome Health Podcast, today’s guest is a pastry chef with abs. That’s right, Crosby Tailor is a professional model who has figured out how to make desserts that are not just “sugar-free.” His desserts are made with the finest ingredients yet taste delicious. Tailor’s incredible treats — from cookies to brownies to ice cream — are so healthy they can even meet your macros. His creations can serve as nutritional meals. Wild! 


113: How This NFL Star Became a Yogi & Cannabis Advocate - with Eben Britton

Eben Britton was a seven-year-old boy watching the news one day at his grandparents when he distinctly recalls seeing the local news covering the NY Jets and Giants at training camp. Eben felt something—like a seed planting in his heart. He told himself that he would one day be “one of those warriors.” Over time, Eben grew to be six feet, six inches tall, and weighed at one point 325 pounds. He ultimately became a gridiron gladiator, getting drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and playing six seasons, including two years with the Chicago Bears. 

Those six years took a...

112: Powerlifting for The Chosen Ones - with Juan Salgado

In this episode, our host Wade T. Lightheart, Co-Founder of Bioptimizers and former competitive bodybuilder, talks to a young, up-and-coming fitness trainer named Juan Salgado, CEO of The Chosen Ones training group. 

Juan’s passion for training traces back to when he was eight years old. Juan loved basketball back then and was extremely competitive even at that young age. So competitive that he organized his first training group for basketball at eight years old. He wanted to win so bad and determined his team was not practicing enough to win a championship. So Juan, the second-grader, wen...

111: Turning Adversity into Life Mastery - with Lance W. Essihos

This episode is all about overcoming adversity and learning how to turn tough times, even tragedies, into growth opportunities. We get real in this episode—Lance is an open book, and he, along with our host Wade Lightheart, talk about battles with alcohol and drugs, tragic deaths in the family, career disappointments, and financial struggles. Lance has overcome misfortune and disaster and has emerged on the other side dedicated to helping others learn how to turn sorrows into blessings. 

Lance is a visionary who has experienced life through a diverse set of roles: hockey player, bartender, and now...

110: The Unbeatable Mind: Unlock Your Superhuman Powers - with Mark Divine

Mark Divine is an expert in elite performance, mental toughness, and leadership development for teams. His renowned SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind training programs have transformed tens of thousands from all walks of life, helping everyday leaders optimize their full potential in life. Mark’s own leadership skills were initially honed in the Navy SEALs, where he was Honor Man (#1 graduate) of his BUDS class while leading his entire boat crew to success (which has never been repeated). 

He later built several successful businesses, two of which have scaled into 8 figures. Mark’s work addresses integration and training of th...

109: Sweating Your Way to Health Using Sauna Therapy - with Brian Richards

Brian Richards is the founder of SaunaSpace - a company dedicated to bringing the world quality infrared sauna products. Based in Columbia, Missouri, SaunaSpace uses advanced, lean manufacturing practices that provide quality crafted goods at a fair price. 

In this episode, you will hear about Brian’s personal quest for better health as he found himself struggling with insomnia, acne, and adrenal fatigue in his early twenties. While searching for answers, an alternative medicine doctor recommended Near Infrared (Nir) Sauna Therapy. Intrigue, Brian quickly discovered one problem: he couldn’t find a Nir sauna. Thus began his incre...

108: Playing Rugby at 54: How to Heal Naturally & Stay Active for Life

Dr. Aaron Tressler was a sickly child who experienced several injuries while playing sports as a young man. Growing up in Pennsylvania with wonderful parents, Aaron found his destiny when one of his baseball teammates introduced him to a chiropractor. Aaron’s healing results through the science of chiropractic care made such an impact on Aaron that he eventually became a chiropractor himself, thus launching his dynamic career. 

Today, Aaron is a chiropractor, entrepreneur, and health expert of 30 years. Owner of In8Life – Tressler Chiropractic, he specializes in revitalizing life to the fullest naturally with chiropractic care, nutri...

107: Kick Your Health Issues in the Nuts - with T.C. Hale

T.C.(Tony) Hale was a standup comic living in Los Angles in 2004 when he suddenly lost his voice. At first, he wasn’t worried, as his voice had gone raspy many times...however, this time his voice never did return. Tony went to 23 doctors, and none could provide any solutions to enable Tony to talk again. That is when he snapped. Tony “went psycho,” spending every spare minute researching his condition - for eight years.

In this episode, Tony shares his journey - from a desperate comic who couldn’t speak to finding a new voice - becomi...

106: Meet the ‘Muscle Maven’ Who Thinks You Should Eat Organ Meat - with Ashleigh Van Houten

Ashleigh Van Houten grew up as the only girl in a household of brothers, which lead her to watch a lot of wrestling and Arnold Schwartzenegger movies as a kid. She also liked watching the world’s strongest man competitions. From an early age, Ashleigh found herself intrigued by displays of strength and seeing what the human body can do.

Along the way, Ashleigh became an author, speaker, podcast host, and self-proclaimed muscle nerd. She wrote a cookbook called It Takes Guts and is the host of the Muscle Maven Radio podcast. 

105: Turning Limitations into Unlimited Opportunities - with JJ Virgin

“[The pandemic] is the biggest freaking wake-up call we’ve ever had in our lifetimes. Prevention freaking matters.” 

JJ Virgin is a prominent TV and media personality. Her resume includes co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, two years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and numerous PBS appearances, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. 

JJ is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook and Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bol...

104: Mushroom Power: Growing a Potent Fungi Product Through Sustainability - with Julian Mitchell

Our host Wade Lightheart was excited to talk about mushrooms with Julian Mitchell because Wade has always been fascinated by mushrooms. Fungi has been used by many cultures in various ways throughout history. Wade points out that the human body is “the closest thing to mushrooms that we can get. This is why antifungals can be so damaging to people’s health.” In this episode, Julian shares how his mushroom harvesting business began in a container of used coffee grounds and has “mushroomed” (pun intended) into a thriving business. 

Julian Mitchell is an Australian native who has always been...

103: Exciting BreakThroughs in Gut Health with Tina Anderson & Kiran Krishnan

In this episode, we talk with two former members in the drug industry who experienced firsthand the “kabuki theater” endless loop of research (that didn’t accomplish much) along with the troubling practice of hard-selling drugs to doctors’ offices. Meanwhile, they both witnessed friends and family members take six to twelve prescriptions, yet seeing little to no improvement. Fed up, our two guests did not grow discouraged, jaded, or give up. Instead, they became leaders in microbiome health and gut supplementation. 

Tina Anderson is a former trial lawyer specializing in settling cases through mediation, bringing both sides together...

101: Living a Healthy Life that’s Simple and Easy with Dave Sherwin

In this episode, we discuss the importance of having a flexible attitude regarding our health and being able to pivot in life when a door closes. We must find a new door to walk through to reach our goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle as we mature.

Our guest Dave Sherwin is a certified fitness nutrition coach, supplement entrepreneur, host of The Dirobi Health Show, and a mindfulness meditation practitioner.

100: Healing PTSD from the pandemic with Nootropics, with David Tomen

Healing PTSD from the pandemic with nootropics is one area of expertise of today's Awesome Health podcast guest, David Tomen. David specializes in treating PTSD and avoiding age-related memory loss, brain fog and fatigue through nootropic supplementation.

099: Overcoming Obstacles and Finding a Tribe with Joe DiStefano

If there are two things our guest does exceptionally well it is overcoming obstacles and finding a tribe. Joe Distefano has overcome a traumatic brain injury and tapped into a back-to-nature approach to nutrition and health to regain control of his well-being, his happiness and his life.

Joe is a lifelong health and wellness enthusiast, conquerer of obstacles, and founder of the rapidly expanding wellness community, RUNGA.

098: Better Health Through Blue Light Reduction with James Swanwick

If you’re aiming for better overall health through blue light reduction there are many options on the market. But which is the best and most effective? Our guest today, James Swanwick, has created the foremost blue light blocking glasses in the marketplace today.

James is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, host of The James Swanwick Show podcast and the author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge.

097: The Links Between Gluten, Your Brain and Your Gut with Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Joining us today is the foremost expert on the links between gluten, your brain and your gut health: Dr. Tom O'Bryan. Dr. Tom is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease. He holds teaching faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences.

He is also a recognized world expert on gluten and its impact on health, along with being an internationally-known and sought after speaker and workshop leader.

096: The Benefits of Kava with Cameron George

Have you heard of the benefits of kava? Do you know if the kava you're getting is high quality? Here to answer those questions and much more is Cameron George of Tru Kava.

Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of Tru Kava. Tru Kava is a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market.

102: Biohacking the Nervous System to Accelerate Healing - with Dr. Aimie Apigian

In this episode, we kick things off by diving into the human nervous system, precisely the adaptive response to our nervous system, and adaptive neuroplasticity theory. Dr. Aimie is a leading expert on the subject through her clinical research, medical training, and “hands-on” experiences as a foster parent. She began helping children with trauma-based behavior issues. “Most people don’t realize how much early trauma impacts our nervous system and brain function forms,” says Dr. Aimie.  

Dr. Aimie is a Board Certified Preventive Medicine Physician specializing in Adaptive and Attachment Pain Syndromes and optimizing our nervous system to achieve o...

095: Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) with Dr. Ted Achacoso. II part

Welcome back for part II of our episode with the creator of the Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) model, Dr. Ted Achacoso. If you haven’t listened to part I please do and then rejoin us here.

To recap from Part I, Dr. Ted is a foremost expert in holistic health and anti-aging. He has a tri-continental practice based on the framework he created called Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe). He is also a certified genius who earned a Doctor of Medicine at 22.

095: Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) with Dr. Ted Achacoso. I part

Today we have the internationally-known creator of the Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) model with us - he is also one of the foremost experts in holistic health and anti-aging. He is none other than the legendary Dr. Ted Achacoso.

Dr. Ted is an anti-aging physician with a tri-continental practice in Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe), a clinical framework that he pioneered to include health management in a disease management practice.

094: Emotional Eating and Healing Yourself with Amber Romaniuk

Is there a link between emotional eating and healing yourself? Our guest says yes and has invested years of her life and thousands of dollars uncovering it.

Amber Romaniuk is an emotional eating, digestive and hormone expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating and self-care. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has over half a million downloads, over 200 episodes and is listened to in over 82 countries.

093: The Importance of Muscle Hydration with Ryan Spratt

Have you ever considered the importance of muscle hydration? After today's episode you definitely will! Our guest, Ryan Spratt, is the Co-Founder of IQBody and the inspiration behind the WAVE5 muscle hydration system.

As a muscle therapist and personal trainer, Ryan wanted his clients progress beyond their sessions. This desire inspired him to create a portable muscle-care system and a “how to” library to target muscle and joint pain.

092: How to Be Trigger-Proof with Dr. Nima Rahmany

One of the keys to ultimate health is learning how to be trigger proof, but it is something that is often overlooked. Today we are changing that with our guest, Dr. Nima Rahmany, DC, CCWP.

After building a very lucrative practice, he sold it in 2016 so he could focus entirely on helping individuals and professionals get to the root cause of their physical and emotional challenges; he helps them go from stressed, depressed, and anxious to living powerfully aligned and on purpose.

091: Terminating the Toxins In Your Life with Aimee Carlson

Do you know if there are toxins in your walls or in your shampoo? Terminating the toxins in your life is what our guest does: Aimee Carlson is the toxin terminator!

Aimee has spent the last 7 years removing hidden toxins from her own home to be free of chronic disease, and she has helped hundreds do the same. Today she joins us for the Awesome Health Podcast, and she’ll share how she started this terminating toxins quest and the top toxins to look for in your home.

090: Heal Your Eyesight with Jake Steiner

Can you heal your eyesight? Our guest has and he's helping tens of thousands of other people do the same.

Jake Steiner is a (semi-retired) stock trader and investor. His personal passion is understanding human eyesight - and has spent the past 20 years in vision biology science, exploring natural myopia control. Jake hosts the Web’s largest vision improvement communities with many tens of thousands of participants and has written over 1,200 articles on vision biology and myopia control.

089: Improve Health and Performance With Omega-3s, with Dr. Evan Lewis

What are some specific ways you can improve health and performance with omega-3s? Our guest knows the answer and he’s here to explain the science behind this healthy type of fat and how it can actually reverse diabetic nerve damage - something he was the first to do.