124: Dr. Phillip Ovadia on Metabolic Health and How to Stay Off The Operating Table

Dr. Phillip Ovadia on Metabolic Health and How to Stay Off The Operating Table

Welcome to episode 124 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and host of Stay Off My Operating Table, Dr. Phillip Ovadia stopping by for a fascinating discussion on all things metabolic health. Dr. Ovadia is someone who was once obese and has since radically transformed his health. He’s now on a mission to empower people to take back control of their health, starting with their metabolic health.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Dr. Ovadia’s origin story
  • The most surprising thing about being a heart surgeon
  • How Dr. Ovadia went from morbidly obese to metabolically healthy
  • What is metabolic health, and what does proper functioning look like
  • Why not being obese doesn’t mean you can’t be metabolically unhealthy
  • How Dr. Ovadia assesses someone’s metabolic health using five key metrics
  • Why you should include Hem A1c and fasting insulin with your fasting glucose blood test
  • The myths around cholesterol and how you should be thinking about cholesterol
  • What is a CAC (Coronary Artery Calcium) scan is and why does it matter
  • Recommended age for CAC scan
  • The process around Dr. Ovadia’s telemedicine practice
  • And much more

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