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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18: Living Beyond 120 + How to Handle COVID-19 with Dr. Jeffrey Gladden

Welcome to episode 18 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

Today’s medical system isn’t a health care system. It’s instead, a sick care system. Insurance helps when you’re sick, not if you’re aiming for optimal health and achieving maximum performance.

Today’s guest, Dr. Jeffrey Gladden is someone who is well-versed in the bureaucracy of the health care system. During his mid-fifties, things took a turn for the worse for Dr. Gladden, personally and professionally. Despite eating what he thought was a healthy diet and exercising regularly, he became very fatigued, to the point that he could hardly get out of bed. Stress and anxiety led to bouts of depression. He was getting burned out on traditional medicine, as it became more and more scripted, focused on compliance, and less about exploring creative and resourceful means of caring for patients.

Fast forward to today and Dr. Gladden has turned back the clock as he’s performing as if he’s in his early 30’s. He’s the founder of Apex which is a concierge medical practice and the co-host of Living Beyond 120. Here’s more information about Dr. Gladden:

Dr. Jeffrey Gladden graduated from Temple University School of Medicine with Honors. In 1988, Dr. Gladden went into private practice in Dallas, Texas and subsequently formed his own cardiology group in 1996, Advanced Heart Care.

Dr. Gladden has devoted his energy and attention to developing Apex HHPLO, a cutting-edge concierge medical practice. Apex is a transformative program that sources the best and most actionable emerging technologies and merges them with more widely known approaches to help answer Apex’s empowering question, “How Good Can You Be?” Utilizing this approach has enabled Dr. Gladden and Apex HHPLO participants to turn back the functional clock, optimize their health, and recapture levels of performance previously thought to be lost. It has set the stage to change the trajectory of aging by optimizing health and enabling a robust life that extends decades beyond the norm.

At the age of 65, his body performs at the level he did in his 30s. His passion is to optimize current-day performance – mentally and physically, in addition to emotionally and spiritually – and utilize that as a base for a trajectory of longevity, while utilizing new advances as they emerge.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • What Dr. Gladden and his clients (and myself) are doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Normally healthy foods to avoid consuming during this time
  • How to boost your immune system during this time
  • The powerful decision Dr. Gladden is making concerning the coronavirus and why we should do something similar
  • Why doubling down on meditation and exercising could be the decision you make during the quarantine
  • The moment in Dr. Gladden’s 50’s where his paradigm was shifted
  • Why today’s healthcare system is really more of a sick care system
  • How entrepreneurs and even some athletes are aging themselves more quickly
  • How to start turning back the clock (physiologically, not chronologically)
  • How Dr. Gladden trains and why he places a focus on Vo2 max
  • Why you should do more cardio (not Orangetheory nor HIIT)
  • And much more

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