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Nutrition Wellness and ADHD w/ Fitness and Dietary Expert Andrew Wade

by Faster Than Normal

This interview contains some of the most important info we’ve probably ever discussed on Faster Than Normal. Welcome our great guest Andrew Wade, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD (dig the hard work, discipline and study that went into earning all those letters!) He just got diagnosed this year but has spent a lifetime studying about the body. Today we’re talking about the domino’s of digestion and energy, Nutrition, ADHD, Neurodiversity, diet, exercise, lonely foods versus quality food- basically we’re talking about most the primary toolkit in how we keep our day-to-day engines running smoothly! This is great! Enjoy!

[A bit more about Andrew Wade] He is a Registered Dietitian, and owner of Case Specific Nutrition (CSN), a Dietitian Group Practice with 4 locations in Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding area. CSN has various contracts servicing fitness centers, corporate wellness initiatives, health and rehabilitation sites, and family medical offices. Andrew completed his Master’s in Wellness & Human Performance at the University of Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2015 and is currently credentialed as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). In addition to his practice, Andrew is the creator of the accountability mobile app “Rate My Day”, the co-founder of the online habits course The Optilife Academy, the author of the book “Marathon Ready Runner’s Nutrition Guide: a quick reference tool”, and the owner of the Case Specific Wellness Fitness Center.

In this episode Peter & Andrew Wade discuss:

1:25-  Intro & welcome Andrew!  Ref:  RateMyDay App  The Optilife Academy book: Marathon Ready Runner’s Guide: A Quick Reference Tool  Case Specific Wellness Center

2:20-  So you just got diagnosed this year, is that right?

3:30-  Did running cross country as a kid help you out?

4:11-  Peter on running on a track for the first time/first runner’s high

4:40-  So what led you to getting diagnosed?

6:00-  Food plays just as much a part of things on the mental side of things as exercise. Please expound on the connections and correlations.

9:30-  The Domino’s of digestion and energy

11:05-  The previous three minutes of this interview may be some OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION EVER SPOKEN ON THIS PODCAST TO DATE!

12:29-  Eating healthy will not leave you hungry

13:25-  What does real food, versus fast food, do to the brain?

15:23-  A look at a Cheezy Poof’s trajectory and affect on the human body

18:13-  If you were to hit on “quick fix” highlight, or one change our listeners should make about our dietary habits.. what would be that One change?

23:53-  Lonely pizza in peril?!!

24:05-  We gotta have you back Andrew! How can people find you until then? @casespecificnutrition on INSTA  FB  @CaseSpecificPGH on Twitter also at  &

24:42-  Thank you Andrew! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

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34:45-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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1 Comment

  1. Emily Persons

    Love your podcast! This is a great conversation. Andrew simply explains the reasons why it’s important to eat a balanced diet of healthy food. I love the advice to avoid “lonely ” foods. I played this episode a second time with my 14 yr old ADHD son who really doesn’t love eating all that much.


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