EP109: Tap into the Energy Formula with Shawn Wells

What fun to talk to Shawn Wells just following his appearance at the 2021 Sun Valley Wellness Festival in my hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho.

Shawn was part of a panel discussion exploring the healing benefits of plant medicines.

Our interview covers some philosophical insights that undoubtedly connect his time in Sun Valley with his fantastic recent book, The Energy Formula.

You’ll hear that the structure for The Energy Formula came about through an almost magical process. 

ENERGY is an acronym that stands for Experiment, Nutrition, Exercise, Routine, Growth, and Your Tribe.  The book is Shawn’s magnum opus and incorporates hundreds of scientific citations. The book includes chapter summaries, shares a resources guide, and provides a “formulators corner” for each chapter.  

Shawn wrote- and rewrote- this book during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic. HIs creative endeavors allowed him to turn what was a very fearful and paralyzing situation (for many) into a process to help others. 

The interview yields 10 “mantras” that will allow you to navigate your life post-pandemic with more grace, health, and fun. 

Mantra #1: You can be your own best -and worst -critic.  Shawn talks about how he balanced these inner voices to create the best version of his book.

Mantra #2: You can only give to others from an overflowing cup. Make sure not to deplete your cup and practice self-care and self-acceptance.

Mantra #3: Engage your inner child in your creative endeavors.

Mantra #4: Consider taking “hustle,” grind,” even “work” out of your vocabulary;  can you replace them with “ease,” “flow,” “fun.: and even “play”?

Shawn Wells on Taking “Hustle”, “Grind” and even “Work” out of your Vocabulary

Mantra #5: Using the above mantra, shift from “inner work” into “inner play”.

Mantra #6: Chase your own “hell yeses”.

Mantra #7: Communicating your own needs is essential to the healing process.

Mantra #8: Grant yourself grace.

Mantra #9: Get past the polarization in today’s dialogue;  release attachment to something being either “right” or “wrong”.

Shawn Wells on Getting Past Polarization

Mantra #10:  Release judgment and ask open-ended questions when presented with ideas that differ from your own.

More about Shawn Wells

Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on health optimization.

He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients including Teacrine, Dynamine, and Dihydroberberine and is now known as the Ingredientologist – the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor.

As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries and podcasts like Ben Greenfield and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience greater resilience and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions.

His book, “The ENERGY Formula” has been recognized by both USA Today and Forbes as well as an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories.

What is fun for Shawn?

Doubles volleyball, basketball, music, singing, action/sci-fi, Kenny’s Burgers, my dog Maya, and connecting with all the amazing people in this health & wellness space!

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