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Healthy Wealthy & Smart

Healthy Wealthy & Smart: Where Healthcare Meets Business. The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast, hosted by world-renowned physical therapist Dr. Karen Litzy, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help healthcare and fitness professionals take their careers to the next level. With its perfect blend of clinical skills and business acumen, this podcast is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to gain a competitive edge in today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Dr. Litzy's dynamic approach to hosting combines practical clinical insights with expert business advice, making the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast the go-to resource for ambitious professionals seeking to excel in their fields. Each episode features a thought-provoking conversation with a leading industry expert, offering listeners unique insights and actionable strategies to optimize their practices and boost their bottom line. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional looking to expand your skill set, or an up-and-coming fitness expert seeking to establish your brand, the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast has something for everyone. From expert advice on marketing and branding to in-depth discussions on the latest clinical research and techniques, this podcast is your essential guide to achieving success in today's competitive healthcare landscape. So if you're ready to take your career to the next level, tune in to the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy and discover the insights, strategies, and inspiration you need to thrive in today's fast-paced world of healthcare and fitness.
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Now displaying: April, 2023
Apr 20, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Jay Shah, the Chief Medical Officer of Aktiia, SA. and a non-traditional cardiologist who discusses his journey from a full-time practicing clinician to a full-time non-clinical clinician. Dr. Shah explains how every step on his training and practice journey was crucial in making the turn towards a non-clinical profession possible. He shares his experience of growing up wanting to be a doctor, going to medical school, and then to a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital as a senior resident, then to private practice and the Mayo Clinic. Listeners will gain insights into the importance of every step and experience in their career journey. He also discusses the importance of monitoring, interpreting, and treating your blood pressure.

 

Show notes: 

[00:02:55] Running a medical practice.

[00:06:43] Non-traditional pathways for physicians.

[00:07:42] Clinical perspective in healthcare.

[00:12:12] Physician Burnout and Time.

[00:16:40] Monitoring blood pressure.

[00:20:20] Blood Pressure Over Time.

[00:24:12] Blood pressure measurement accuracy.

[00:29:24] Wearable blood pressure measurement.

[00:31:53] Personalizing patient care. [

00:35:43] Transforming healthcare through technology.

[00:40:00] Taking Risks in Career.

 

More About Dr. Shah:

 

Dr. Jay Shah has 15+ years of medical expertise and 11+ years of leadership in the medical practices at city general hospitals, to community settings, to the Mayo Clinic. He has brought his experience and expertise to the Swiss startup  Aktiia, to change the paradigm of how the world’s most common disease – hypertension – is understood and managed. Also an angel investor and advisor, he is passionate about applying technology to solve practical problems in medicine and believes strongly in the power of positive thinking and collaboration.  

 

Resources from this Episode: 

Website

Aktiia on Instagram

Aktiia on Facebook

Aktiia on Twitter

Aktiia on YouTube

Aktiia on LinkedIn

 

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Apr 13, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Karen interviews lawyer and owner of the law firm Conscious Counsel Corey Sterling about how he landed as a lawyer in the healthcare and fitness space. Corey shares his journey of creating a career for himself that merges his love for law with his passion for health and wellness. He discusses finding creative solutions for people in the health and wellness industry and how he started a yoga festival while also teaching group fitness at Equinox. Corey also talks about his challenges as an entrepreneur and how he navigated his first year of starting his business.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:03] Creating a niche law practice.

[00:04:18] Duty of care and liability.

[00:07:34] Your legal position.

 [00:10:24] Legal protection for the business.

[00:14:43] Employee vs contractor classification.

[00:18:57] Pure contractors vs. employees.

[00:20:56] Contractors and employment law.

[00:25:03] Misclassifying contractors as employees.

[00:28:23] Non-compete agreements.

[00:32:02] Waivers and Standard of Care.

[00:35:24] Enjoying the journey as an entrepreneur.

[00:38:51] Cats on YouTube.

 

More About Corey:

 Cory Sterling is an attorney and Founder of Conscious Counsel, a health and fitness law firm, which won the Legal Elite 2021 Award for Most Innovative Fitness and Wellness Law Firm, and Most Innovative Legal Document Drafting and IP Firm.

 

The legal concerns for any business are never-ending. For fitness entrepreneurs, the list of considerations can be even more daunting, from employee contract disputes to injury lawsuits from clients, there's a lot that can go wrong. 

 

Cory is the go-to person for business owners in the health and fitness industry who need help navigating this legal minefield and avoiding getting sued.

 

He has nearly ten years of experience in the legal and fitness industries and has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs in drafting service agreements, privacy policies, independent contractor agreements, terms and conditions, disclaimers, and other important legal protections they require.

 

Cory is also a group fitness instructor, yoga teacher, and author of The Yoga Law Book, which outlines business law basics for yoga professionals and business owners.

 

Resources from this Episode: 

Website

Corey’s Facebook Page

Corey’s Instagram

 

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Apr 6, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Chris Damman, Chief Medical & Scientific officer at UR Labs, and Marc Washington the Founder & CEO of Supergut. We discuss gut health and why it's essential for overall health. They explain that the gut is not just about digestion but a portal to whole health. They also discuss how what we eat and breathe can affect our gut and body health. The episode highlights the importance of understanding gut health and how healthcare professionals should incorporate this information into patient care.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:01] Gut health and whole health.

[00:04:34] Gut health and total health.

[00:07:45] The gut and immune system.

[00:12:23] Gut health and nutrition decisions.

[00:15:11] Four F's of Longevity.

[00:19:03] Probiotics and Gut Health.

[00:24:51] Different types of fiber.

[00:28:00] Blood sugar spikes and fiber.

[00:31:11] Chronic conditions and mind-body connection.

[00:36:10] Double burden of disease.

[00:40:23] Gut health and interconnectedness.

[00:43:46] Following your passions.

 

More About Dr. Damman:

Chris Damman is Chief Medical & Scientific officer at UR Labs.  Prior to joining UR Labs, he was Initiative Lead of Gut Health in the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  He holds an M.D. from Columbia University and an M.A. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Wesleyan University.  He moved west to complete his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington.  Chris continued on at the University of Washington with a joint appointment in the Division of Gastroenterology and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  He maintains an academic appointment with the University of Washington with research interests focused on investigating the role of diet and microbiome-directed therapies as treatments for inflammatory bowel disease.  Past research activities have included early drug discovery work at Pfizer’s Discovery Technology Center in Cambridge, MA and epidemiological surveillance work characterizing Plasmodium drug resistance genes at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand.

Outside of work, Dr. Damman likes to spend his time running, cooking, eating, and spending time with his wife and three daughters. 

 

More About Marc:

Marc Washington is the Founder & CEO of Supergut. His background spans a wide variety of consumer health businesses, including serving as the CEO of Irwin Naturals, a $100M+ supplements company and leading producer of soft-gel herbal formulas sold in over 90,000 retail outlets; President & COO of Beachbody, a $1B+ nutrition and fitness company with products including Shakeology health shakes, P90X, and the Beachbody-on-Demand digital platform; and working 9 years at The Wonderful Co, a $4B agriculture and food & beverage holding company, where he served in a variety of roles including CFO (corporate), EVP Sales (Teleflora), and Direct of Strategy & Operations (FIJI Water). Marc’s deep experience in the wellness industry inspired him to found Supergut to help people regain control of their health by harnessing the powerful science of the gut biome. Marc holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.S. from Princeton University. 

Marc’s areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Gut Health, Metabolic Health, Nutrition, Prebiotic Fiber & Resistant Starch, Food As Medicine, Nutrition & Public Health, Multicultural Health Disparities, Diversity & Inclusion

 

Resources from this Episode: 

Website

Our recently peer-reviewed and published clinical study

SuperGut on Instagram

SuperGut on TikTok

SuperGut on Twitter

 

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