408: Andy Hnilo on Biohacking Your Way to Better Skin


Manage episode 292257482 series 111319
By Jesse Chappus. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/andyhnilo408

Andy Hnilo (IG: @andyhnilo) is former athlete, model, and actor that had his life turned upside down. On March 20th, 2011, he was struck by a series of large vehicles while crossing a busy street, a trauma that caused seven broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and an extreme compound fracture.

Determined to come back even stronger, Andy was able to be back on the runway in less than 3 months. He was able to heal his skin by immersing himself in a diligent skincare routine that included a mineral-rich blend of four clays, organic superfoods, and nutrient-dense ingredients: a process that healed his body.

Andy is now the founder and CEO of Alitura, which makes life-changing skin care products with organic superfoods.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Opening up the creative mind
  • Setting your intentions for the day
  • The coach that instilled Andy's athlete mindset
  • Choosing which dream to move forward with… baseball or acting?
  • The life threatening accident that changed the course of Andy’s life
  • Dealing with cystic acne in high school sparked an interest in natural health
  • The healing protocol Andy followed after his accident
  • Being grateful for a second chance at life
  • Focus on what you have rather than what happened to you
  • Hearing “you’ll never do this again” was the motivation Andy needed to thrive
  • Practicing intrinsic motivation
  • Creating a clay mask to heal Andy's abrasions and scars
  • Partnering up with Dave Asprey to launch Alitura
  • The challenges of finding trusted manufacturers
  • Why Andy won’t accept anything less than perfection
  • Necessity is the mother of invention
  • Avoiding burnout by making time for your daily routine
  • Andy’s recipe for Bulletproof Coffee
  • What Andy eats when he breaks his intermittent fast
  • Andy’s daily supplement routine
  • The healing power of consuming organ meats
  • Foods to consume that nourish your skin from the inside out
  • Drinking mineral water naturally revitalizes your skin
  • Getting started with Alitura products

Show sponsor:

Paleovalley <== 15% off all Paleovalley products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout

Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products

BiOptimizers <== 10% off BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough by using the code ultimatehealth10 at checkout

Four Sigmatic <== Save up to 40% off Four Sigmatic

Related links:

Alitura <== Save 20% off all products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout

Follow Andy Hnilo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Andy Hnilo Filmography

Listen to Matthew McConaughey previously on TUHP (episode #398)

Stu Pederson

Erewhon Market

Bulletproof Coffee


Ron Teeguarden's Dragon Herbs

Crosby Taylor

Sage Dammers

Dave Asprey (books)

Listen to Dave Asprey previously on TUHP (episodes #061, #159, #305, and #389)

Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil

The Butcher Block

US Wellness Meats

Butcher Box


San Pellegrino

Aquasana Shower Filter

Related episodes:

Dr. Paul Saladino on The Carnivore Code (#400)

371: Autumn Smith – Healing From IBS & Anxiety, Supporting Regenerative Agriculture, Organ Meats To Support Mental Health

323: Laird Hamilton – Born To Surf, XPT (Extreme Performance Training), Ice Baths & Saunas

304: Trina Felber – Primal Skincare, Remineralize Your Teeth, Foods That Cause Acne

113: Joy Coelho & Jay Denman – JingSlingers • Tonic Herbs vs Adaptogens • The Ultimate Sleep Inducing Elixir

How can you support our podcast?

1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;)

2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person.

3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community.

4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram.

5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app.

6. Share using the buttons below.

Thank you!

418 episodes