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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123: Matt and Alison Synakowski on Reimagining Healthcare, Building Yourself Up, and Why Health is Pop Culture

Matt and Alison Synakowski on Reimagining Healthcare, Building Yourself Up, and Why Health is Pop Culture

Welcome to episode 123 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have the hosts of the Body Movement Podcast, Matt and Alison Synakowski stopping by for a fascinating discussion on healthcare, building yourself up (both physically and mentally), and why health is pop culture. Matt is a serious health enthusiast who has a background working in the health field while Alison is a physical therapist who operates at forefront of that industry when it comes to modalities and her approach.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Matt and Alison’s origin story
  • The origin story of starting the Body Movement Podcast
  • The frustrations of the healthcare system
  • Why optimal health and movement must be viewed from a systems standpoint
  • Building up a solid movement foundation
  • Steps to start redeveloping our healthcare system
  • The forces driving public health and why it’s leading to declining health
  • Staying true to yourself (a critical lesson in life and business)
  • The truth about the process of building yourself up
  • Why health is pop culture
  • And much more

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122: Smart Entrepreneurs and Executives Manage Their Energy, Not Their Time For Sustained High Performance

Smart Entrepreneurs and Executives Manage Their Energy, Not Their Time For Sustained High Performance

Welcome to episode 122 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

Most people are obsessed with managing their time. However, this is backward. You should be managing your energy, not your time. And in this episode, I’ll discuss why plus I’ll share the 4 pillars of energy management.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Why energy is your most valuable currency
  • The success paradox
  • What suffers when you have low energy
  • The 4 pillars of energy 
  • The most underrated area of life that causes low energy
  • How focusing on your breathing can optimize your decision making
  • And much more

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