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Figuring It Out

Sep 5, 2019

In this episode, I talk sat down with Rhea Mehta. 


Let me tell you. Rhea is one smart (and inspiring) cookie. She’s a molecular toxicologist - a word I can barely pronounce! 


I love Rhea because not only is she so smart, but she’s relatable.  We all have a story, and I was so inspired by how she’s using her own to make a difference and inspire others. 


She is a healthcare innovator and the CEO of Bowhead Health, an encrypted health wallet and data sharing platform that enables users to become the managers and vendors of their own data. Rhea has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo, a PhD in Molecular Toxicology and Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and is a certified health coach with over 10 years of experience in scientific research and integrative healthcare practice. Rhea also has several years experience in community design and co-creation. She co-founded Reset, a Toronto-based adult summer camp and digital detox and is the founder of Global Smoothie Day, a movement to inspire health ownership. She also serves as an ambassador of Sandbox, a mobile society of trailblazers using technology and conversation to create a better world. Rhea currently sits on the industry advisory board of McGill’s Masters of Management in Analytics program and is a contributing author of the Huffington Post and Mind Body Green. 


We talk about: 

  • What the hell molecular toxicology is
  • The impact of the standard american diet 
  • How hitting rock bottom with her health is when she made the shift
  • How our daily behaviors impact our wellness
  • Bridging the gap and creating a dialogue between Eastern and Western medicine
  • Getting back to nature 
  • And how her company puts patients in the drivers seat of their health by giving them control over their data