[Podcast] Ep32: Supplementation 101

In this episode I have a conversation with Dr. Edison de Mello, CEO of the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine and founder of the supplement company Akasha Naturals. We talk about the toxicity in our modern environment and food supply and why it’s important to consider taking various supplements if you want to do more than just barely survive. We also talk a lot about the supplementation industry and why it’s important to know where your supplements come from. Our conversation is mostly “big picture” but we do talk specifically about two essential supplements for those who want to thrive: Vitamin D and Omega-3 fish oils.

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Akasha Naturals

Akasha Naturals at the FiP Store

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“What’s In Those Supplements” from the New York Times

“The Definitive Fish Oil Buyer’s Guide” via Chris Kresser

“The Crazy, True, And Scary Facts About the Supplement Industry” via Ben Greenfield

My Nutritional Panel Results

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This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. He helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time, your energy, and your creativity so you can produce higher quality work in less time (and ultimately become a productivity ninja). “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people, things, and passions in your life…all without sacrificing your health (or sanity) in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”