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Wellness + Wisdom with Josh Trent

The Wellness + Wisdom Podcast is a global collective dedicated to mastering physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.

In this podcast together we gather, apply and embody the wisdom needed for authentic well-being in the 21st century.

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Your host Josh Trent asks the questions no one else will ask to garner the truth about how to live a life of confidence, freedom, and optimal wellness—this is where together we walk the path of courage to cross the gap between knowing and doing.

Learn from world class leaders in the fields of physical intelligence, breathwork, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, nutrition, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, biohacking, body transformation, psychedelics, mindfulness, meditation, neuroscience, mental health, spirituality, consciousness, the (7) pillars of wellness to live life well and (EI²)™ Emotional Intelligence + Inventory.

May 4, 2021

Is it possible to have HPA axis abnormalities or low cortisol or low morning cortisol or dysregulated cortisol? Absolutely, that is a real thing but it is fundamentally wrong to claim that adrenal fatigue is the cause or the primary cause or even a common cause of fatigue. It's also fundamentally wrong to claim that adrenal fatigue, the chronic stress leading to low cortisol levels is a real thing - that is also incorrect. You can be exposed to chronic stressors like work or financial stress and even metabolic factors like smoking and over exercising for years or even decades and never get low cortisol levels." - Ari Whitten


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Wellness Force Radio Episode 395

No. 1 Besting Selling Author, Fatigue Specialist, and Founder of The Energy Blueprint, Ari Whitten, shares how to heal your own energy fatigue, breaks down the current dilemma with chronic sickcare in America, lessons he has learned from plant medicine, and what markers are the actual determining factor in what causes fatigue.

How do you build more energy at the cellular level? How do you create and cultivate a body that is capable of producing more energy?

Join us as Ari covers everything from A-Z in human energy and what actually causes fatigue


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Listen To Episode 395 As Ari Whitten Uncovers:


[1:30] Healing Energy Fatigue


[15:30] The Chronic Sick Care In America

  • How we can avoid being put on chronic sick care or leave the system as quickly as possible.
  • Examples of absurd science from humans who think we can meddle with nature including experiments and technology funded by Bill Gates.
  • The real issue of perception that exists in the world of science including agriculture and healthcare when humans think they are smarter than nature with our technology and chemicals.
  • Why your goal should be to optimize your body's innate capacity for healing and self regeneration if you want to combat fatigue, be healthy, and live a long life.
  • The hard decision he made to finally leave medical school and how that impacted his wellbeing for several years.
  • Fears he had after leaving medical school such as disappointing his family, what if people thought he failed, and what if no one listens to him if he doesn't have the title.
  • His experience becoming a trainer after leaving medical school and later on pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology but then decided he didn't want to be a therapist.


[29:30] Lessons Ari Received From Plant Medicine

  • How, in his unique experience, plant medicine drastically helped his mind with depression and a toxic relationship compared to the talk therapy he was also receiving.
  • Why talk therapy can be extremely beneficial and not all psychological illness is conducive to being treated by psychedelics or plant medicine.
  • His decision to leave studying clinical psychology because he didn't want to be placed in one box for his profession and not be able to practice nutrition if he wished.
  • What lessons Ari received from psychedelics and plant medicine and how those experiences helped heal his depression and expand his consciousness.
  • Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • How Ari set aside society's pressure on his career and start following his bliss in teaching people about natural health.
  • Experiences of resistance that he faced as he began to grow the Energy Blueprint community online.
  • Why it takes incredible courage to share your truth and novel ideas out there with the rest of the world.


[47:30] Creating More Energy At The Cellular Level


[1:11:00] What Actually Causes Fatigue?


Creating, Not Gaining, More Energy


"Look inward both literally and metaphorically because the source of energy is your own body's cells. It's not stimulant pills that you take externally or this and that prescription drug. It's how do you build more energy at the cellular level. How you create and cultivate a body that is capable of producing more energy. That's what it's all about." - Ari Whitten


The Unique Impact Between Sleep & Cortisol Levels


"Even if you are healthy and don't have fatigue, just the one factor of being an night owl chronotype and going to bed late at night will dramatically alter your cortisol levels. If you take a group of healthy people who are either morning people or night owls and you look at their cortisol levels and you chart it, those people on average will have cortisol levels that would get them diagnosed by someone who believes in adrenal fatigue as having adrenal fatigue. However, that's not at all what's going on; it's just a function of being a night owl chronotype. That's one factor but circadian rhythm and sleep dysregulation across the board is the single most common reason for HPA axis dysfunction." - Ari Whitten


Exposing America's Sick Care System


"How do we mimic, support, and optimize the natural systems of the human body? It's literally the difference between looking at a disease like diabetes or neurological disease and saying, 'How can we study what biochemical pathway is causing this disease and how can we develop a drug that interrupts that biochemical pathway that will therefore  cure this disease?' which is a paradigm which almost never works to actually cure diseases; 97% of drugs can only address symptoms at best versus the paradigm that says, 'How can we understand the big picture of what are the root causes that led to the development of that condition in the first place, address those causes while understanding that the human body has an innate capacity for self-regeneration and self-healing, and how can we give the right inputs to allow the body to express that?'...

...These are fundamentally different ways of thinking and if somebody's goal is to actually be healthy and energetic and live a long life to avoid developing chronic disease, be on over 15 prescription drugs, and be in and out of the hospital with a terrible quality of life - If you actually want health, energy, and longevity, the goal is to optimize your body's innate capacity for healing and self-regeneration."  - Ari Whitten


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About Ari Whitten

Ari Whitten | The Energy Blueprint: Does Adrenal Fatigue Even Exist?Ari Whitten is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement,  a nutrition, exercise and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author.

He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology (with specialization in fitness, nutrition and health). He also has a background in exercise physiology and fitness, and holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Ari's Optimal Health Approach

In addition, he recently completed the 3 years of coursework for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, an education which rounds out all aspects – nutrition, fitness, and psychology – of his approach to optimal health. Ari is a tireless researcher who has obsessively devoted the last 20 years of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting‑edge of the science on health and energy enhancement.
For the last six years, he’s been working with many of the top scientists and physicians on the planet to develop the most comprehensive program in the world on the science of overcoming fatigue and increasing energy — The Energy Blueprint.


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