Shawn Wells on Biohacktivism + Embracing Our Unique Path
We all know that our physical well-being affects how we experience the world, but do we truly understand how our experience can also equally shape our well-being?
Today’s guest, my dear friend and soul-brother Shawn Wells, believes deeply that our health and our emotional + mental well being all tie together to create dis-ease or wellness in the body.
Shawn is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Fellow in the international Society of Sports Nutrition, and practiced over a decade as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in acute (hospital) and skilled nursing settings.
He has formulated for over 2 decades and speaks all over the world, having also been on top podcasts such as Onnit and Ben Greenfield, he is a weekly expert on a national radio show (One Life Radio weekly on iHeartMedia), and he will be in a documentary yet to be released internationally on dietary supplements.
Shawn has also been on the ketogenic diet for over 20 years, allowing himself to overcome and suppressing numerous conditions with keto, paleo, fasting and supplements such as Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Insomnia, Obesity, and a pituitary tumor is part of Shawn’s passion and journey that has led him to want to help others win these battles too.. He was featured in the international documentary, the Skinny on Fat that released in 2018 and was most recently on on Fox News television talking about 2019 health trends (including keto, fasting and more).
This episode goes deep and is full of tremendous wisdom- I can’t wait to share Shawn’s incredible perspective and genius with each and every one of you!
In this Episode You’ll Learn:
All about today’s guest, Shawn Wells [ 0:45 ]
iTunes review of the week [ 2:58 ]
What type of work Shawn does and why he’s “the world’s greatest formulator” [ 6:00 ]
If Shawn ever doubted himself along the way [ 10:37 ]
The journey that lead Shawn to where he is today [ 14:05 ]
What “biohacktivism” actually is [ 17:40 ]
How to biohacktivate in a world that doesn’t want us to [ 21:14 ]
Shawn talks about depression and how it impacts our lives and bodies [ 26:00 ]
How we can begin to start dealing with our trauma [ 33:01 ]
How Shawn has worked through imposter syndrome [ 36:50 ]
How Shawn helped a woman who had stage 4 cancer with 6-weeks to live not just survive, but thrive [ 41:19 ]
Why Shawn believes that keto could be for everyone [ 47:23 ]
What “ketosis” means [ 50:53 ]
Where we can make a beginning in changing our lifestyles and healing our bodies [ 54:05 ]
What Shawn would say to a former version of himself [ 55:55 ]
Soul Shifting Quotes:
“Be on fire for something; you will find your niche, and your people will find you.”
“I now feel blessed for all of the hardships I have endured.”
“I’m improving my biology, so I have a deeper impact on the world around me.”
“Someone who’s lived a surface life will never discover the deep self.”
“Change the voices around you and IN you.”
“If you’re cocky about how much knowledge you have, you’re not an expert yet.”
Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom
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