THP 003: Building a Healthcare Practice While Living In a Remote Coastal Paradise


Michael Smith is a N.D. BHSC (Naturopathy) who has a passion for health and fitness. He loves working with athletes, biohackers, and people who want to take their health and fitness to the next level.

Michael has a keen interest in functional medicine and has studied with Dr. Daniel Kalish (Kalish Institute), Dr. Ben Lynch, and currently with Chris Kresser.

Michael offers a range of functional & genetic testing and is skilled in dealing with GUT issues, hormonal imbalances, and optimal performance.

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Show Notes:

[3:15] – Building a virtual healthcare business using the power of the internet

[6:40] – On living a balanced, healthy life

[8:10] – How Michael changed from being a chef to a naturopath

[12:20] – Michael’s transition into working with functional medicine in his naturopathy practice

[14:50] – Living with MTHFR, MTR, CBS polymorphisms

[17:50] – Genetic testing as a clinical tool

[21:07] – About patient compliance and making lifestyle changes

[27:50] – The types of conditions Michael is commonly treating

[30:20] – Testing for SIBO

[35:20] – Michael’s tips on having a success business

[37:22] – Michael’s daily health habits

[38:54] – Wim Hof’s breathing and meditation technique