25: Sleep is a Skill with Mollie McGlocklin

Welcome to episode 25 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

I often mention that sleep has its strings on every single facet of life. When it comes to optimal health, sleep is the foundational pillar.

And my guest this week, Mollie McGlocklin is here to deliver a masterclass on sleep optimization.

Mollie wasn’t someone who is a naturally great sleeper, it’s something she developed. What initially sparked me to reach out to Mollie was her optimistic outlook along with being a treasure-trove of information when it comes to sleep. I’ve never come across anyone who loves the subject of sleep as much as she does.

I enjoyed this conversation and I think you will as well due to her easy-going spirit along with her impactful advice around sleep. Here’s more information about her:

Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she’s handling life during the quarantine and lockdowns
  • What’s glymphatic drainage, how can sleep support it, and why do we care?
  • Her nutrition strategy and overall approach to optimal health
  • Her origin story
  • Why sleep is a skill
  • The connection between sleep, HRV Metrics, and dating (seriously!)
  • Top habits to becoming a great sleeper
  • Beneficial sleep technology
  • The importance of our circadian rhythm
  • And much more

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21: Optimizing Fertility + Building an Empowering Mindset with Gabriela Rosa

Welcome to episode 21 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

One of the biggest moments in a couple’s life is deciding to bring life into this world. This is one of the many reasons why I’m excited to share today’s conversation.

My guest is Gabriela Rosa, a world-renowned fertility specialist. What initially sparked me to reach out to Gabriela was her personality along with being a treasure-trove of information on a subject that desperately needs a tune-up as far as mainstream society goes. I also admired how she built her practice up into the global impacting one it currently is.

I enjoyed this conversation and I think you will as well due to her easy-going spirit along with her impactful advice around fertility. This conversation will also inspire you to be a little more strategic around the topic of reproduction. Here’s more information about her:

Gabriela Rosa is a world-renowned fertility specialist, bestselling author, and the founder and clinical director of the Rosa Institute—an organisation dedicated to helping couples create healthy babies, despite previous reproductive challenges.

Since 2001, Gabriela and her team of clinicians have been implementing her unique F.E.R.T.I.L.E. Method®- a proven and effective methodology at the heart of each of Gabriela’s signature programs. In almost two decades, over 136,000 couples in more than 100 countries worldwide have benefited from reproductive education and regained their power.

Gabriela is the author of four books on natural fertility solutions, including two bestsellers, and has been featured in major media publications including The Daily Telegraph, Woman’s Day and New Idea. With the aim of advancing scientific knowledge through clinical fertility research, Gabriela has completed clinical research programs at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and was awarded The Scholar Award for academic excellence.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she’s handling life during the quarantine and lockdowns
  • Life lessons we can gather from the lockdowns
  • Her workout routine
  • Her health (and business) origin story
  • Why a focus on fertility
  • The important roles men and women play in taking home a healthy baby
  • Common fertility issues (and myths)
  • How to mentally (and emotionally) navigate the difficulties of fertility—this applies to both sexes
  • How she handles the dark sides of success and approaches she took to build her global practice
  • And much more

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20: Optimizing Biological Age with Dr. Michael Lustgarten, PhD.

Welcome to episode 20 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

I’m excited to bring this paradigm-changing conversation to you today. Today’s guest, Dr. Michael Lustgarten is someone who is very passionate about studying ways in which we can increase our longevity.

What initially sparked me to reach out to Michael was his attention to detail regarding his health. He’s the true embodiment of someone who lives an N of 1 lifestyle. I enjoyed this conversation and I think you will as well due to some of his personal experiments he shares.

This conversation will also inspire you to think about leveraging the power of data a little more (even if it’s not the level of Michael’s). Here’s more information about him:

Dr Michael Lustgarten, PhD, Scientist II in the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. His research currently focuses on the role of the gut microbiome and serum metabolome on muscle mass and function in older adults. In addition to his contributions to numerous scientific publications, he is the author of a book titled Microbial Burden: A Major Cause Of Aging And Age-Related Disease. Dr. Lustgarten is also known for his rigorous n-of-1 health optimization experiments and quantified-self practice


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • What got him into this N of 1 lifestyle
  • His definition of optimal health
  • The importance of the microbiome
  • The microbiome and its relationship to aging
  • The importance of checking your blood multiple times per year
  • The blood panels that Dr. Lustgarten makes sure to get each time
  • The power of tracking your various health data
  • How Dr. Lustgarten approaches his nutrition
  • Little know facts about fiber and how beneficial it is
  • How to approach your biome and the use of probiotics
  • And much more

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