Base offers at-home lab testing with a smart app to provide science-backed recommendations for your supplements, diet, and daily habits. This company wants to empower everyone to improve their sleep, stress, diet, and more with insights into their body’s data through blood and saliva testing. Lola Priego, the founder and CEO of Base, joins us to share her personal health journey, motivation behind starting Base, and why she feels a data-driven approach is needed to help those suffering with fatigue, brain fog and other health concerns.
1:21 Welcome to the show!
4:02 Lola’s Bio
4:45 Welcome Lola to the show
6:42 Her personal story
10:08 Why we get stuck on our health journey
12:08 Addressing the ‘conventional’ doctor visit
13:31 How Base is different
14:30 Human connection + Affordability + Personalization
18:05 Can we blame the U.S. healthcare system?
20:37 “Sicko” documentary
21:27 Sleep & melatonin issues
22:40 Overdosing melatonin
24:30 The importance of educating
25:54 Common health issues for Base users
26:56 Categorizing different health issues
27:26 Ad: The benefits of red light therapy!
30:26 Base testing options
33:35 Testing one marker vs all
34:42 Making small changes
36:09 You don’t have to be perfect!
37:11 GIVEAWAY TIME!
38:09 Getting fast results
40:02 Using lifestyle interventions
40:39 Natural melatonin production
42:27 Renee’s “Cortisol Challenge”
43:59 Common beliefs about cortisol
46:27 The future of at-home lab testing
50:16 Her one piece of advice
51:41 Thanks for tuning in!
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