How One Tiny Parasite Changed a Life

As entrepreneurs, we go into business for a variety of reasons. Maybe we’ve always wanted to be our own boss, or we wake up in the middle of the night with an idea we can’t put down. But some entrepreneurs, like Jamie Morea, go into business because they have a truly transformative life experience they simply have to share with the world.

When Jamie Morea was on a plane midway between Guatemala and Thailand, she got very, very sick. Nausea, extreme fatigue, and a distended belly came over her like a wave—and it didn’t let up for six months. Doctors narrowed down that her problem was somehow digestive. Jamie started to do her own research and what she uncovered about how environmental factors, medical history, and diet impact gut health—and in turn how gut health affects our overall well-being—changed her life. Finally, a specialist in New York discovered the culprit of her illness: a rare parasite. But even so, what she learned about the bacteria in her digestive system set her on a path to change her life and the lives of those around her through her company and probiotic product Hyperbiotics.

This is one entrepreneurial journey you won’t want to miss. Come for the incredible story, and stay for Jamie’s advice about how to better care for your body and your business.

In This Episode

  • Why you need to be careful about the supplements you consume
  • How your gut health impacts your entire wellness journey
  • The challenges of running a business as it grows at rapid speed
  • Why you need to hire for company culture above all else
  • How failures and hard times can compel you to find your passion

Quotes in This Episode

“It’s very important to be a savvy consumer and know the company you’re dealing with.” —Jamie Morea

“What are you eating? What is your home environment like? What are your stress levels like? [Progressive doctors] are taking the whole picture into account because all of it affects your gut bacteria. And now we know that your gut bacteria is the root of all health.” —Jamie Morea

“The secret to our success has been finding the right people.” —Jamie Morea

“I have learned to focus on my strengths and to not try to do the things that don’t feel fun — to really kind of follow my zone of genius and find the other pieces of the puzzle that are other people’s genius.” —Jamie Morea

“We don’t have a lot of idleness today in our world… but sometimes the most beautiful things spring out of nothing.” —Jamie Morea

Resources

Jamie Morea, CEO of Hyperbiotics on Women Worldwide PodcastHyperbiotics
Jamie Morea on Twitter
Hyperbiotics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram