THP 008: Chris Kelly On Becoming An Effective Health Coach


Chris Kelly is the Co-Founder of Nourish Balance Thrive (nbt), a functional medicine practice that specializes in helping athletes optimize their health and performance.

In this conversation, we discuss how Chris went from being a wreck to thriving as a pro mountain bike rider and then how he transitioned from computer scientist to health coach within a two years.

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Show Notes:
[1:36]nourish balance thrive podcast
[4:44]Overcast podcast app
[5:48] – Chris the pro mountain biker
[9:54] – How Chris began in FM
[16:10] – The value of using a copywriter
[19:32] – How Chris meet Dr. Tommy Wood
[23:00]Clinical Concierge Coaching
[24:30] – Kalish Institute, Functional Nutrition Diagnostics, metabolic fitness pro by Brian Walsh
[29:00 ] – What Chris learned from doing over 1000 free consultations
[35:50] – Some mistakes Chris made early on
[38:44] – Iron overload
[43:50 ] – The trap of overtraining, and how to help people get better without reducing exercise
[48:42] – The beauty of working with athletes
[50:18] – The software that Chris uses for tracking functional medicine blood chemistry – Blood Chemistry Software
[53:44] – Chris’s software he created to extrapolate the raw data from Ubiome
[59:22]Thoughts on Blastocystis by Christen Rune Stensvold
[1:03:54] – Chris’s experience with Nutritional Ketosis
[1:09:12] – Tim Ferris interview with Patrick Arnold, Peter Attia
[1:16:18] – Organic Acid Testing – Byran Walsh Metabolic Fitness Pro and the Khan Academy