[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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Useful Links:

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 is an award-winning film & television editor (Burn Notice, Empire, Shooter, Glee), member of the American Cinema Editors, a documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), and creator of the Optimize Yourself program (formerly ‘Fitness In Post’). He helps ambitious creative professionals like you learn how to more efficiently manage your time, energy, and attention so you can maximize your creative focus and minimize procrastination, depression, and burnout. After all, what’s the point of killing yourself for the sake of your career if you don’t have energy to spare for the most important people in your life?