63: Epigenetic Longevity Expert & Author Dr. Melissa Petersen on Leveraging Stress to Your Advantage and Thriving Everyday

Epigenetic Longevity Expert & Author Dr. Melissa Petersen on Leveraging Stress to Your Advantage and Thriving Everyday

Welcome to episode 63 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Dr. Melissa Petersen, an author, speaker, epigenetic longevity expert, and founder of Longevity Life Hub. She also has a crazy interesting background which included a journey into the world of professional wrestling where she was a wrestling personality. Dr. Melissa has over 20 years of experience in the wellness industry plus great energy and a flow that you’ll immediately notice.

And in today’s episode, it’s essentially a masterclass on stress. Not just stress as you’re typically used to hearing it, but stress from an epigenetic and longevity standpoint for the high performing entrepreneur. Grab a pen and a pad as lots of jewels are dropped in this episode to further propel you on the journey to being a superhuman entrepreneur.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Insights and lessons learned from an unexpected 2020
  • Melissa’s previous life in professional wrestling, and the benefits from that
  • Stress as a tool to leverage (and why you should say “yes to it)
  • The 3 categories of stress
  • Stress and the various hormones connected to it
  • How stress and longevity are connected (epigenetics is discussed here)
  • How stress and your mindset are connected
  • Opportunities and methods to improve how you handle stress
  • Stress and recovery (and some beneficial nutrients)
  • And much more

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51: Precision Performance Medicine Clinician and Epigenetic Coach Ryan Lester on Building a Resilient & Thriving Human System

Precision Performance Medicine Clinician and Epigenetic Coach Ryan Lester on Building a Resilient & Thriving Human System

Welcome to episode 51 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Ryan Lester, a Precision Performance Medicine Clinician, and an Epigenetic Coach stopping by for a fascinating discussion on building a resilient and thriving human system. Ryan has been a Physician Assistant for over a decade and is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity.

Ryan is a treasure-trove of knowledge and someone who has taught me a lot and is sure to drop a few jewels on you during this conversation. We dive into the fundamentals of health and also explore some of the more precise (and some would call advanced) ways of optimizing your human system. Here’s a formal description of how Ryan is:

Ryan has been a Physician Assistant for over a decade and is on the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity. He received his medical degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. Over the last decade, he has specialized in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic and Joint Reconstruction Surgery. He has studied Dietary Epigenetics at Stanford University, is a certified Epigenetic Coach and holds a certification in the clinical application of advanced peptide therapies. He has partnered with The Apeiron Center for Human Potential in Austin, TX in working with clients to elevate their health and well being through genomics-based, Precision Performance Medicine that leverages the latest in cutting edge genetic/epigenetic science, nervous system assessments, blood analysis, biometric monitoring, hormone optimization, and lifestyle design.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Ryan is handling quarantine life + how he (and his clients) adjusted
  • A counter-intuitive way of looking at the pandemic
  • Ryan’s background and reasoning for getting into medicine
  • Some of the challenges that Ryan is seeing from his clients during these current times
  • The many identities of stress (and why it’s beneficial at times)
  • Various technologies used to monitor your stress, cognition, and nervous system
  • Recommended wearables to use
  • Misconceptions about breathing (and why it’s important to reverse this notion)
  • How to improve your breathing starting today
  • Foundational supplements to consider
  • And much more

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