118: 1 Critical Area of Health That’ll Slow Down Aging and Get Rid of Belly Fat + 3 Blood Tests to Track Your Status

1 Critical Area of Health That’ll Slow Down Aging and Get Rid of Belly Fat + 3 Blood Tests to Track Your Status

Welcome to episode 118 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We hear about our glucose and issues revolving around our metabolic health ad nauseam. But what exactly is insulin, glucose, and more importantly, how are these connected to our rate of aging and ability to get rid of belly fat. What ranges should you be aiming for when you receive back your annual reviews along with other checkups. These are a few things that I address in this episode, plus much more.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • What’s insulin and its role
  • What’s insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity
  • How the levels of your blood glucose are connected with weight gain, aging, skin health, and much more
  • The connection between genetics and insulin resistance
  • Why you should be careful with labeling your weight issues and various health ailments
  • Why a fasting glucose test isn’t enough
  • Why you need to include A1c and fasting insulin on your lab panels
  • What’s the optimal range for a Fasting glucose test
  • What’s the optimal range for a Hemoglobin A1c test
  • What’s the optimal range for a fasting insulin test
  • What is glycation and how does it relate to health and aging
  • Simple interventions to improve your metabolic health and blood sugar
  • Why you should consider supplementing with berberine (here’s the brand I use).
  • And much more

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117: Meg Nocero on Life as a Federal Prosecutor, Embracing the Unknown, and Transformation Through Grief

Meg Nocero on Life as a Federal Prosecutor, Embracing the Unknown, and Transformation Through Grief

Welcome to episode 117 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have speaker, coach, and award-winning author Meg Nocero stopping by for a fascinating discussion on embracing the unknown and transformation through grief. Meg left her successful career as a federal prosecutor at the Department of Homeland Securities after her mother’s passing. Meg started to write as a form of healing and has previously published two books. And she’s here today to discuss her third book, Butterfly Awakens.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Meg’s origin story
  • Being a federal prosecutor (and the lessons from it)
  • What led to her changing careers
  • Oprah calling her to the stage and the new direction this led to 
  • Staying mentally sane after leaving her career and beginning a new one
  • Using writing as a tool for healing after losing her mother
  • Grief and moving forward after losing someone close
  • The impetus for writing Butterfly Awakens
  • Why do some people get stuck in the grief cycle (and this applies to careers and weight management as well)
  • And much more

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116: Chris Hines (aka Coach Chris) on Building a Healthy Personal Brand and Becoming a Master of Your Craft

Chris Hines (aka Coach Chris) on Building a Healthy Personal Brand and Becoming a Master of Your Craft

Welcome to episode 116 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have author, personal branding expert, and high-performing entrepreneur, Chris Hines (aka Coach Chris) stopping by for a fascinating discussion on building a personal brand, mastery, and how fatherhood has made him a better entrepreneur and human being. Lastly, Chris is the host of The Personal Branding Playbook.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Chris’s origin story
  • Lessons from growing up in Watts that helped mold him into who he is today
  • A brief talk on basketball
  • Why you can’t afford to overlook people skills in both life and business
  • How dealing and learning to communicate with gang members helped Chris in the software and business world
  • Why Chris stuck with podcast even when it wasn’t popular (lessons in health here)
  • A discussion on mastery and why Chris believes it takes only 5 years now for mastery
  • How to go about building a SaaS company even if you don’t know how to code
  • How Castocity (one of his SaaS companies) is going to benefit podcasters
  • How Chris balances fatherhood with business and fitness
  • What kids have taught Chris about business and life
  • What’s at the core of a personal brand and the 1 question you should ask yourself?
  • How to transform your personal brand in a year
  • Building a podcast network (this can apply to building a team in your business)
  • And much more

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