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229. Next-Level Wellness: Biohacking for Women with Dr. Molly Maloof #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 22925th January 2023 • Be Well By Kelly • Kelly Leveque
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My guest today, Dr. Molly Maloof, provides health optimization and personalized medicine to high achieving entrepreneurs, investors, and technology executives. 

Since 2012, she has worked as an advisor or consultant to more than fifty companies in the digital health, consumer health, and biotechnology industries. She’s on the frontier of personalized medicine, digital health technologies, biofeedback-assisted lifestyle interventions, psychedelic medicine, and science-backed wellness products and services.

And now – she's the author of the new book, The Spark Factor: The Secret to Supercharging Energy, Becoming Resilient, and Feeling Better Than Ever, where she shares a biohacking program uniquely tailored to the biology of… women! Her comprehensive plan, some of which we cover today, targets mitochondria function, the power source for all cellular life.

In addition to being a business advisor and newly published author, she’s a private doctor, she instructs at Stanford, and has turned her course into a digital offering – she’s super busy and even more so informed, both by her lived experience and a wide-ranging professional expertise.

We also cover…

00:01:49 — Getting to Know Dr. Molly Maloof

00:16:45 — Nutrition’s Role in Full-Body Health 

  • Using a CGM to understand your blood sugar response
  • Dr. Molly’s low-carb, paleodiet
  • Blood sugar dysregulation and stress
  • Future of wearable data analysis 
  • Aura Ring + Natural Cycles

00:24:40 — Understanding Heart Rate Variability

  • Hanu app to elevate your mental game 
  • Othership for breathwork
  • Tips for addressing HRV using a CGM
  • Benefits of fasting, weightlifting, and cardio training 
  • What is a healthy resting heart rate?
  • Why bed rest is the worst thing for you

00:33:19 – How to Boost your Metabolic Flexibility 

  • Addressing key differences in biohacking for men vs. women
  • The downfalls of overexercising and undereating
  • Different strategies for fasting
  • The importance of protein intake around exercise
  • Reframing the stigma around food

00:44:50 — Healing Underlying Stress 

  • Meditation and the power of the mind
  • Identifying and working through trauma 
  • Dr. Maloof recommends somatic experiencing over talk therapy
  • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa
  • Sharing a moment of hope for the world


00:56:50 – Reconnecting with her Spirituality 

  • Dr. Maloof experience with religion
  • Opening up about sexual assault
  • Learning from Burning Man and the Esalen Institute 
  • Achieving a state of Kundalini awakening  
  • Real Magic by Dean Radin PhD
  • The Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • David R. Hawkins on Amazon
  • The art of achieving true health and happiness
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