Published on:

8th Mar 2021

How To Achieve Awesome Health And Wellbeing By Fixing Your Digestion w/Wade Lightheart EP 299

Joining Lance today is Wade Lightheart, 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition and, founder of the Prosperity & Health Alliance. He began his journey in health, fitness, and spiritual awakening at 15 when faced with his sister's terminal illness. It was at this time he began lifting weights, studying nutrition, and looking for a deeper meaning to life. He then traveled to study with Physical, Financial, & Spiritual Masters from around the world. Wade has lived in ashrams, competed at the Mr. Universe as a drug-free vegetarian, wrote several books, and co-founded a nutrition company. Today, he is frequently featured online as a guest expert,  and as a keynote speaker at health and wellness seminars around the globe. One of his greatest passions is to serve as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute - fighting the very disease that took his sister's life.  


  • [00:05:34] How Wade lost his sister to cancer
  • [00:17:44] Hitting rock bottom before his spiritual awakening
  • [00:32:20] Finding the deeper purpose of life through spiritual habits
  • [00:35:15] Our innate universal design for us to want to help others and do good
  • [00:42:36] The process of digesting food and how it impacts our health


Wade says, β€œIt is the becoming - the development of our skills and abilities. It is like developing from an acorn to an oak tree.”

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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.