126: Lexaria Bioscience Chairman and CEO Chris Bunka on Disrupting an Industry, DehydraTECH™, and The Art of Being a CEO

Lexaria Bioscience Chairman and CEO Chris Bunka on Disrupting an Industry, DehydraTECH™, and The Art of Being a CEO

Welcome to episode 126 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Lexaria Bioscience Chairman and CEO Chris Bunka stopping by for a fascinating discussion on disruption, the art of being a CEO, and their innovative technology DehydraTECH™. DehydraTECH™ improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier delivery methods and increasing the effectiveness of fat-soluble active molecules and drugs. Chris is a published author and was previously a serial entrepreneur for over three decades.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Chris’s origin story and what makes him tick
  • The art of being a CEO
  • The thought process behind pivoting Lexaria (and how you can think about pivoting)
  • How Lexaria became what it is today
  • Why you must have your ethics and values in order
  • What is DehydraTECH™
  • The many potential benefits of DehydraTECH™
  • The process to get listed on NASDAQ and some things to expect
  • How Chris goes about adding team members (and the number one thing he looks for)
  • What’s on the horizon for Lexaria
  • Some of the significant health issues Lexaria is attacking
  • Chris’s wellness habits
  • And much more

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125: Creating the “Uber For Lawn Care” and Building A Bootstrapped Multi-Million Dollar Business with GreenPal Co-Founder and CEO Bryan Clayton

Creating the “Uber For Lawn Care” and Building A Bootstrapped Multi-Million Dollar Business with GreenPal Co-Founder and CEO Bryan Clayton

Welcome to episode 125 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have GreenPal CEO and co-founder, Bryan Clayton stopping for a fascinating discussion on the process he took to grow two highly successful businesses with no debt and outside investors. GreenPal is an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Bryan’s origin story
  • The beauty of entrepreneurship
  • Growing his first business and the process of having it acquired
  • Operating and growing two 8 figure businesses 
  • Green Pal’s origin story
  • What to consider if you’re looking for venture capital (and why bootstrapping may be a better option)
  • The real truth about the “overnight success” stories
  • The biggest mental differences between tech and non-tech businesses 
  • Why starting a business is the greatest way to humble yourself
  • The real truth about starting a business and the psychological toll it can have
  • Common mistakes Bryan’s noticed with newer entrepreneurs
  • Why you shouldn’t pivot so quickly in your business
  • How Bryan manages his well being
  • The similarities between marathon training and building a business
  • And much more

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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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