January 21, 2023
My guest on today’s show is Adam Wenguer, who has grown to be a friend of mine after we met while training at a gym in Miami Beach, Florida.
After suffering a spine and leg injury while entering college, Adam was treated with pharmaceutical opioids which led to an intense, but all too common, addiction. On his path to recovery, he became immersed in Zen Buddhism, health, and wellness, and began his lifelong path into spirituality. This eventually led Adam to study and graduate with a degree in applied physiology and kinesiology as he sought to bring greater physical healing to others, as he had done for himself.
Adam was raised in Miami in a Cuban-Jewish household and attended the University of Florida. He started martial arts at a young age and continues an extensive Jiu-Jitsu practice as a black belt as well as training in boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing.
For more than a decade, Adam was a strength conditioning and health coach at a renowned 5-star wellness and training facility, working with a wide array of professional athletes, company executives, and individuals seeking optimal health. Many of his clients were suffering from the same ailments—sleep issues, anxiety, inflammatory disorders, and a general emotional and spiritual disconnect. This led Adam to take a more holistic approach towards coaching his clients, combining advanced physical training with meditation and utilizing more ancient and shamanic healing arts, while incorporating a wide array of natural medicines and compounds including CBD. In 2017, Adam founded Element Health (use code BEN15 to save 15%), one of the leading suppliers of the most potent and high-quality full-spectrum CBD products in the world.
Adam spends the majority of his time with his wife Kristen, their son Max, and their two dogs on his farm in Florida where they consciously and sustainably live on the land. Adam hunts deer and wild boar (literally by hand) while also fishing year-round to ethically provide his family and friends with the most nutritious protein available. In his free time, Adam continues to teach, train, and compete in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is also heavily involved in the study of plant medicine and the shamanic approach to healing. Adam finds the deepest joy and his true purpose by sharing the healing techniques of his intense journey with as many people as possible.
In today’s show, we dive into why you should consider training in martial arts (especially jiu-jitsu), optimizing your endocannabinoid system to improve longevity and recovery for hard training, little-known ways to increase fertility, overcoming addictions to painkillers, other drugs, and much more.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
- Element Health (use code BEN15 to save 15%)
- Previous podcast with Adam Wenguer
- Sous Vide wand and water bath
- Stasher bags
- Traeger Grill
- Coffee rub in a mason jar
- ad a normal count
- Podcast with Jay Campbell
- Element Health (use code BEN15 to save 15%) droppers and gummies
- THC can be kind of feminizing; tends to impact testosterone
- Adam uses CBD during the day to focus
- Raw, a lot of quality dairy
- Fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, and kimchi
- Keeping probiotics very high, antioxidants but keeping in mind that sometimes too much antioxidant is not a good thing
- Weston A. Price kind of diet
- Leg injury doing Muay Thai and kickboxing
- Muse (use code BENGREENFIELD to save 20%)
- Raised Jewish but had stepparents that were Christian and Catholic, so had a reverence for religion
- Only 10% of people that start jiu-jitsu make it to blue belt; blue belt usually takes one year
- Of that 10%, only 1% make it to black belt; took Adam years to get his black belt
- Got his black belt in June, 2021 from Jonatas Gurgel, former head coach of American Top Team
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- Appreciating good friends that have helped along the way
-And much more…
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