52: Dr. LaReesa Ferdinand on Creating The Future Female in Life and Health (aka Woman 2.0)

Dr. LaReesa Ferdinand on Creating The Future Female in Life and Health (aka Woman 2.0)

Welcome to episode 52 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Dr. LaReesa Ferdinand, a board-certified OB/GYN, women’s hormonal health expert, and the Chief Executive Wellness Coach/Consultant of The Estrogen Doctor Company, LLC stopping by for a discussion on creating the future female.

To help accomplish this mission of creating woman 2.0, Dr. LaReesa applies antiaging protocols that are at the forefront of medicine, metabolic and nutritional medicine, and epigenetics amongst many other modalities. Safe to say, she isn’t your average doctor. Be prepared to get some jewels dropped on you. Here’s a more formal introduction to Dr. LaReesa:

Dr. LaReesa Ferdinand is a board-certified OB/GYN, women’s hormonal health expert, and the Chief Executive Wellness Coach/Consultant of The Estrogen Doctor Company, LLC. She believes every woman deserves to live a healthy, beautiful life and age gracefully doing so. Her advanced antiaging training, which includes hormone replacement protocols, metabolic and nutritional medicine, and epigenetics, helps women improve hormone balance to live more productive, powerful, and performance-driven lives through perimenopause and beyond. Her results-driven solutions are highly sought after in her business and speaking engagements.

Dr. LaReesa graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana; received her doctorate at LSU Health Sciences Center, and completed her Internship/Residency training at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center-Shands Jacksonville. She has completed an Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory Fellowship at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention of Atlanta, Georgia, and is a former associate professor and site director affiliated with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCFCOM). She was named one of the top OB/GYN Physicians of 2020 in the Orlando Family Magazine. In 2016, she was selected as the Most Outstanding OB/GYN Clerkship Physician Teacher awarded by UCFCOM.
She lives near Orlando, Florida. She is married with one child and enjoys relaxing with family, reading, traveling, and mentoring young women.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dr. LaReesa’s background and impetus for getting into medicine
  • Why it’s time to look beyond traditional medicine
  • What is Precision Medicine (and why is it useful)
  • Discussing female 1.0 vs. female 2.0
  • How to start the journey toward becoming female 2.0
  • Dr. LaReesa’s wake up call with health optimization
  • Some of the more common, but not as mentioned issues around women’s health
  • The typical cycle of life and health for women as they age (and what to do about it)
  • Why is estrogen so important (hint: it’s more than you think)
  • Epigenetics and conception
  • The 4 building blocks to women’s health (aka “The 4 D’s”)
  • The diet that Dr. LaReesa’s a big fan of
  • A way to help make big decisions in life
  • And much more

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51: Precision Performance Medicine Clinician and Epigenetic Coach Ryan Lester on Building a Resilient & Thriving Human System

Precision Performance Medicine Clinician and Epigenetic Coach Ryan Lester on Building a Resilient & Thriving Human System

Welcome to episode 51 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Ryan Lester, a Precision Performance Medicine Clinician, and an Epigenetic Coach stopping by for a fascinating discussion on building a resilient and thriving human system. Ryan has been a Physician Assistant for over a decade and is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity.

Ryan is a treasure-trove of knowledge and someone who has taught me a lot and is sure to drop a few jewels on you during this conversation. We dive into the fundamentals of health and also explore some of the more precise (and some would call advanced) ways of optimizing your human system. Here’s a formal description of how Ryan is:

Ryan has been a Physician Assistant for over a decade and is on the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity. He received his medical degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. Over the last decade, he has specialized in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic and Joint Reconstruction Surgery. He has studied Dietary Epigenetics at Stanford University, is a certified Epigenetic Coach and holds a certification in the clinical application of advanced peptide therapies. He has partnered with The Apeiron Center for Human Potential in Austin, TX in working with clients to elevate their health and well being through genomics-based, Precision Performance Medicine that leverages the latest in cutting edge genetic/epigenetic science, nervous system assessments, blood analysis, biometric monitoring, hormone optimization, and lifestyle design.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Ryan is handling quarantine life + how he (and his clients) adjusted
  • A counter-intuitive way of looking at the pandemic
  • Ryan’s background and reasoning for getting into medicine
  • Some of the challenges that Ryan is seeing from his clients during these current times
  • The many identities of stress (and why it’s beneficial at times)
  • Various technologies used to monitor your stress, cognition, and nervous system
  • Recommended wearables to use
  • Misconceptions about breathing (and why it’s important to reverse this notion)
  • How to improve your breathing starting today
  • Foundational supplements to consider
  • And much more

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50: World-Renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Daru on Training Like an MMA Fighter and Building a Successful Business

World-Renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Daru on Training Like an MMA Fighter and Building a Successful Business

Welcome to episode 50 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Phil Daru stopping by for a discussion on how to approach your training as if your MMA athlete along with sharing his story of building a successful business.

Phil has worked with some of the most elite athletes and fighters in the world such as: Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dustin Poirier, Jr. Dos Santos, King Mo Lawal, Tecia Torres, Colby Covington, and many more. There’s a high likelihood you won’t be stepping into the octagon soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you could (or at least take the numerous lessons from it).

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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Phil’s backstory
  • How Phil juggles managing his fighters, his business, and his family
  • Phil’s daily routine
  • Business lessons Phil has learned
  • Why relationships are our most valuable currency in life and business
  • How Phil gets the trust and “buy-in” with his athletes (and it’s directly transferable to your business and personal relationships)
  • What separates the good fighters from the elite fighters (it’s the same principles with entrepreneurs)
  • His training philosophy and how he has to keep other lifestyle factors in mind (a perfect example of systems thinking)
  • How Phil would train a typical entrepreneur
  • Recovery methods for today’s athlete (and entrepreneur)
  • And more

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