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The mindbodygreen podcast features host Jason Wachob, founder & co-CEO of mindbodygreen, engaging in open, honest conversations with the people shaping the world of well-being. Join us to expand your mind.

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344: This is your brain on spirituality | Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
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Lisa Miller, Ph.D.: “People who [have] a spiritual response to suffering show entirely different brains.” Miller, an award-winning researcher in spirituality and psychology, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how a sense of spirituality can bolster your mental health, plus: - How to flex your spiritual muscles - How to strike a balance between surrender and ambition - How your parents significantly shape your spiritual life - How to get out of your head & actually lead with the heart - How to identify synchronicities in your life Referenced in the episode: - Miller's book, The Awakened Brain. - Miller's MRI findings on spirituality & depression. - Suniya S. Luthar, Ph.D.'s research on depressive feelings & higher resource communities. Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 
Oct 22, 2021
343: You're missing 50% of your life by being distracted | neuroscientist Amishi Jha, Ph.D.
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Amishi Jha, Ph.D.: “Pay attention to your attention. Check in with this precious brain resource—it is the fuel for your ability to think, feel connect, and act.”  Jha, a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at the University of Miami, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to pay attention better, plus: - Why there's no such thing as multitasking - The link between a wandering mind & your mood - What to do if you get an upsetting text - How to do "mindfulness pushups" for your brain - The difference between mind-wandering & daydreaming Referenced in the episode: - Jha's book, Peak Mind. - "A wandering mind is an unhappy mind" study. - Learn more about Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.'s mindfulness-based stress reduction program. - Jha's research on mindfulness training and University of Miami football players. Enjoy this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, sponsored by Emergen-C, the dietary supplement and wellness brand for year-round immune support.*   *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Oct 20, 2021
342: Are healthy foods secretly spiking your blood sugar? | Casey Means, M.D.
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Casey Means, M.D.: “Metabolic health is not just about avoiding long-term chronic illnesses…It's also about feeling good in the moment.” Means, a Stanford-trained physician and co-founder of Levels, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss which healthy foods can secretly spike your blood sugar, plus: - How your microbiome affects your blood sugar - How to prepare your body for a glucose spike - Underrated tips to keep your metabolism stable - Why you should switch from sweet to savory breakfasts - How to actually know if your metabolism is healthy Referenced in the episode: - Levels. - Data showing the average American eats 152 pounds of sugar in one year. - A study on how poor sleep can affect metabolism. - A study on how microbiome can dictate glucose responses. - Levels blog post on the top 10 worst foods for blood sugar. - mbg Podcast episode #294, with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. - Product recommendations: Unreal chocolate quinoa peanut butter cups, Lief Therapeutics HRV monitor, Siete Foods burrito size tortillas, Whole Foods nori sheets, Forager Project cashew milk yogurt. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 15, 2021
341: How to use light for better sleep, skin & overall health | Leland Stillman, M.D.
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Leland Stillman, M.D.: “People who have sleep issues need to fix their light environment as aggressively as possible.” Stillman, a functional medicine doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use light to your advantage, plus: - How to mitigate the effects of looking at a screen all day - Why you should get morning light without glasses or contacts - How dim light can contribute to anxiety - How to tell if your blue light blockers are working - How light affects your gut & skin microbiome Referenced in the episode: - Sperti Vitamin D Sunlamp. - A red light panel option. - Iris and f.lux computer apps. - Ra Optics blue light blockers. - Safe Living Technologies EMF meter. - A study on the link between dim lighting and anxiety. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 13, 2021
340: The connection between hormones & weight loss | Sara Gottfried, M.D.
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Sara Gottfried, M.D.: “For women, testosterone is especially important for confidence, agency, and even risk-taking.” Gottfried, a Harvard-trained integrative medicine doctor and hormone expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how hormones affect your weight, plus: - How the keto diet can hinder your sleep - Why women should pay more attention to testosterone - How to successfully follow the keto diet for metabolic health - How to increase your growth hormone & why it matters - How to enhance your gut health with vitamin D Referenced in the episode: - Gottfried's book, Women, Food, And Hormones. - Data showing 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, and an mbg article on what to do about it. - Research showing 45% pre-menopausal women had menstrual irregularity on the keto diet. - Research showing more than half of those with coronary artery disease have "normal" lipids. - Research showing women with higher testosterone more likely to choose risky careers. - mbg Podcast episode #294 and #197 with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #293 with Mark Sisson. Don't forget to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's probiotic+. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Oct 08, 2021
339: Melatonin, bedtime myths & why you should prepare for sleep in the morning | Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.
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Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.: “If someone said they haven't consumed water in a few days, you'd be like, 'That's really bad.' The same should be with sleep.”  Ferira, mbg's Director of Scientific Affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why winding down is crucial for your health, plus: - How to pre-game your sleep - Why we're all so wired at bedtime - How men & women differ when it comes to sleep - The best foods to promote calm & help you rest - The link between intermittent fasting & better sleep Referenced in the episode: - Data showing less than 7 hours of sleep associated with lower micronutrient intake. - Dry Farm Wines & Thrive Market wines. - Research on 80 mg lavender oil for stabilizing mood. - Listen to Ferira's episode on Clean Beauty School. - mbg article discussing why you should write your anxious thoughts down. Our restful ritual bundle+ has arrived! This duo of calm+ and sleep support+ can help ease overactive thoughts and help you wind down for bed—so that you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling restored.* Visit mindbodygreen.com/unwind to learn more, and use the code RESTPOD at checkout to take up to 20% off the bundle.  Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Oct 06, 2021
338: How to turn the volume down on your anxiety | Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.
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Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.: “[Moving your body] is like giving your brain a bubble bath of fantastic neurochemicals that make you feel better.”  Suzuki, a neuroscientist and brain plasticity researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make your anxiety work for you, plus: - How to turn stress into resilience - How to use affirmations to help with anxiety - Why you should talk about your vacations - How making smoothies can be meditative, plus her go-to recipe - The best type of exercise to grow new brain cells Referenced in the episode: - Suzuki's book, Good Anxiety. - Read more about Suzuki's 10-minute exercise experiment at NYU. - A study showing a single bout of exercise can improve attention and executive performance. - A study on the power of positive thinking for improving mood. - Read more about Patricia Moreno and intenSATI. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 01, 2021
337: Neurohacking, productivity & why you should work out in the morning | MIT & Harvard-trained brain researcher Elizabeth Ricker
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Elizabeth Ricker: “Brains are not well-designed for trying to function on too little sleep.” Ricker, a neurohacker and MIT and Harvard-trained brain researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to upgrade your brain in 15 minutes a day, plus: - How to make habits actually stick - Why women are more productive in a warmer temperature - How to boost creativity - The best type of exercise for cognitive performance - Why you should track your micros, not just your macros  Referenced in the episode: - Ricker's book, Smarter Tomorrow. - Download Cronometer. - Carol Dweck, Ph.D., on developing a growth mindset. - A study showing aerobic and resistance exercise together can boost brain power. - Apps to track your mental health through typing patterns such as BiAffect, Mindstrong Health, and Neurametrix. - Correction: Around minute 29:00, there is a mention of coffee and l-theanine, but that should have been "caffeine." A cup of coffee has around 100 mg of caffeine. If you are going to use l-theanine and caffeine, please do not take this as a literal dosage recommendation and instead consult a doctor to find a safe dose for your personal health profile.  Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 29, 2021
336: How to know if your drinking water is safe | Erin Brockovich
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Erin Brockovich: “Your gut is your second brain, and we oftentimes don't listen to it.” Brockovich, an environmental activist, consumer advocate, and legal clerk, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how we can tackle the water crisis, plus: - The most common pollutants in drinking water - Signs you're dealing with unsafe water - Low-lift ways to reduce your water consumption - How to actually advocate for yourself & your community - What to do if you're feeling overwhelmed by climate news Referenced in the episode: - Brockovich's book, Superman's Not Coming. - Learn more about the film, Last Call At The Oasis. - Learn more about the film, Erin Brockovich. - Brockovich's newsletter. - Read more about the Hannibal, Missouri vote to remove ammonia in drinking water. - Brockovich's website. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Cotton! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 24, 2021
335: How does your brain store trauma? | Neurologist Scott Small, M.D.
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Scott Small, M.D.: “One of the main purposes of sleep is to trim down our memories.” Small, a neurologist & Alzheimer's researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how trauma affects your memory, plus: - How sleep keeps you from having "too much memory" - Why having a “bad memory” can sometimes benefit your mental health - How to make sure your brain has a balance of memory and forgetting - How fear memories impact your health & how to keep them at bay - How meaningful social connections can enhance your memory Referenced in the episode: - Small's book, Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering. - Research from Francis Crick on why sleeping is for forgetting. - Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center website. - Research on the neurological differences between chimpanzees and bonobos. - Small's mbg article on how forgetting can boost creativity. Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 
Sep 22, 2021
334: Hero foods for anxiety & tricks to build self-esteem | Clinical psychologist Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., CNS
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Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., CNS: “From a mental health standpoint, movement is critical—when we're too sedentary, that's a problem.” Beurkens, a clinical psychologist and board-certified nutritionist, joins mbg Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her tips to get through this mental health epidemic, plus: - Hero foods for anxiety at every age - Why more and more kids are diagnosed with mental health disorders - How to build self-esteem & deal with uncertainty - How much sleep you actually need for your mental health - What to do if your kid is anxious abut going back to school Referenced in the episode: - Beurkens' website. - A study showing 25-50% of people diagnosed with ADHD experience sleep issues. - A study showing allergies associated with a higher risk of developing psychiatric conditions. - Data & stats about ADHD in school-aged kids. - Read Beurkens' parenting articles on mbg. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Uprising Food! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 17, 2021
333: Is wellness narcissistic? | Rupa Marya, M.D. & Raj Patel, Ph.D.
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Rupa Marya, M.D. & Raj Patel, Ph.D.: "Our immunity is completely dependent on supporting the other and getting out of the individualistic mindset." Marya, an internal medicine physician and activist, and Patel, a political economist and New York Times bestselling author, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better your health by prioritizing the health of others, plus: - How to protect the respiratory system  - Sneaky triggers for inflammation & what to do - How climate change can affect your immune response - The link between childhood trauma & telomere length - Why we can’t heal our bodies without healing the world  Referenced in the episode: - Marya & Patel's book, Inflamed. - A study showing the link between exposure to wildfire smoke & COVID-19 outcomes. - A study on the association between public smoking legislation & a lower risk of hospitalization and death from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. - A study on the link between stressful events during childhood & shorter telomeres. - Deep Medicine Circle. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 15, 2021
332: How to know if your gut issue is something more serious | New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker
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Danielle Walker: “Your disease does not have to rule your life.” Walker, a New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the signs your gut discomfort is a more severe issue, plus: - How to maintain a strict diet & still have fun with food - The biggest "watch-outs" to avoid if you're gluten-free - Advice for anyone struggling with an autoimmune disease - What she wished she knew when she was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis - How a specific carbohydrate diet can potentially help your gut Referenced in the episode: - Walker's book, Food Saved Me. - Walker's website, Against All Grain. - mbg Podcast episode #125, with Jason Karp. - A study stating ~80% of patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases are women. - Our explainer on autoimmune disease. Our glow from the inside out bundle+ has arrived! This powerhouse duo, cellular beauty+ and beauty & gut collagen+, helps reduce the size of wrinkles and fine lines while enhancing your skin’s hydration, elasticity, and smoothness.* Visit mindbodygreen.com/glow to learn more, and use the code BEAUTYPOD at checkout to save 20% off your first month when you subscribe to the bundle. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Sep 10, 2021
331: Are electric cars & plant-based meat really the answer? | Acclaimed environmentalist Paul Hawken
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Paul Hawken: "We have to move away from fighting, combating, and tackling—all these long words we're using around climate change—to ones about regeneration." Hawken, an acclaimed environmentalist & bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually help solve the climate crisis, plus: - What we can learn from the new IPCC Climate Change Report - Why we should all live in 15-minute cities - How to talk to others about climate change - Why plant-based meat does not regenerate the land - How falling in love with life can help save the Earth Referenced in the episode: - Hawken's newest book, Regeneration. - Hawken's bestselling book, Drawdown. - Hawken's speech at mbg revitalize 2017. - New IPCC Climate Change Report. - Hawken's mbg article on reversing climate change. Our glow from the inside out bundle+ has arrived! This powerhouse duo, cellular beauty+ and beauty & gut collagen+, help reduce the size of wrinkles and fine lines while enhancing your skin’s hydration, elasticity, and smoothness.* Visit mindbodygreen.com/glow to learn more, and use the code BEAUTYPOD at checkout to save 20% off your first month when you subscribe to the bundle. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Sep 08, 2021
330: A holistic plastic surgeon’s tips for youthful skin (without plastic surgery!) | Anthony Youn, M.D.
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Anthony Youn, M.D.: “The goal of a plastic surgeon should not be to get somebody into the operating room—it should be the opposite of that. How do we keep them out of the operating room and use surgery as a last resort?” Youn, a holistic board-certified plastic surgeon, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have smooth, youthful skin without surgery, plus: - The best remedies for thinning hair - How to support your skin longevity with diet & lifestyle - Why plastic surgery patients are getting younger and younger - The cosmetic procedures that are a waste of time and money  - The future of plastic surgery & what to look for in a surgeon Referenced in the episode: - Youn's episode on our beauty podcast, Clean Beauty School. - Youn's articles on mbg. - Youn's TikTok profile. - A study showing the death rate from Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgeries. - An mbg article on PRP injections. - A study showing rosemary oil was just as effective as Rogaine for reversing hair loss. - A study showing the link between a healthy gut & improvement in inflammatory skin disorders. - Youn's CNN article on eyelid surgery. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 01, 2021
329: Why we’re all so stressed | Positive psychiatrist Samantha Boardman, M.D.
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Samantha Boardman, M.D.: “Hobbies are the purest form of love.”  Boardman, a positive psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her top tips to manage stress, plus: - What to do if you feel bored in your relationship - Why you can have daily interactions with others and still feel lonely - How to feel “less like a tumbleweed” in everyday life  - Why social comparison isn't always a bad thing - How to actually unlock meaningful conversations Referenced in the episode: - Boardman's book, Everyday Vitality. - A study showing view through a window may influence recovery from surgery. - A Harvard Business School study showing the answer to workplace burnout is learning a new activity. - mbg Podcast episode #298, with Dan Buettner. - Research from Ellen Langer, Ph.D., on mindfulness and marital satisfaction. - The fruit loop experiment. - More information about the science behind WOOP goals. - Jonathan Haidt's op-ed on "The Smartphone Trap." Enjoy this episode sponsored by smartwater! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Aug 25, 2021
328: Supplement pet peeves & how to glow from the inside-out | mbg director of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.
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Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.: “Topicals can be helpful, but we want to be supporting the inner cells and what they're trying to do naturally.” Ferira, mbg's director of scientific affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her biggest pet peeves when it comes to beauty supplements, plus: - How much salmon it actually takes to get enough astaxanthin - Why not all forms of CoQ10 are created equal - Why you should treat your beauty like your bone density  - Why there's no such thing as vegan collagen - How to become a smarter beauty shopper Referenced in the episode: - Ferira's mbg article on "vegan" collagen. - mbg Podcast episode #308, with Brittany Henderson, M.D. - A study on CoQ10 and skin smoothness.* - Research showing 6 mg of astaxanthin can help support healthy skin function and reduce wrinkles.* Our glow from the inside out bundle+ has arrived! This powerhouse duo, cellular beauty+ and beauty & gut collagen+, help reduce the size of wrinkles and fine lines while enhancing your skin’s hydration, elasticity, and smoothness.* Visit mindbodygreen.com/glow to learn more, and use the code BEAUTYPOD at checkout to save 20% off your first month when you subscribe to the bundle. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Aug 20, 2021
327: How to live to 200 | Sergey Young, longevity expert
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Sergey Young: “I’m a huge fan of a psychological approach to aging. If you think you’re younger, your body actually works differently.”  Young, a longevity expert and founder of the Longevity Vision Fund, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss lifestyle interventions to help you live a longer and healthier life, plus: - The most underrated foods & supplements for longevity - How to "think" yourself younger - How many steps you actually need in a day - The 5 longevity buckets you need to follow to live to 200 - The newest and most advanced technology for enhancing longevity Referenced in the episode: - Young's book, The Science And Technology Of Growing Young. - The Longevity Vision Fund. - A study showing diet & lifestyle could reverse biological age by 3 years. - Companies testing for early cancer detection, Freenome & Cologuard. - Matthew Walker, Ph.D.'s Why We Sleep. - The Centre for Health and Human Performance, founded by Jack Kreindler, M.D. - Young's infographic for longevity supplements. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Penguin Random House! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Aug 18, 2021
326: Psychobiotics & the best foods for managing stress | Leading scientists Bonnie J. Kaplan, Ph.D. & Julia J. Rucklidge, Ph.D.
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Bonnie J. Kaplan, Ph.D. & Julia J. Rucklidge, Ph.D.: “Our brains are set up to require roughly 30 micronutrients: 15 minerals and 15 vitamins.” Kaplan and Rucklidge, leading scientists and co-authors of The Better Brain, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how your food affects your stress, plus: - What we’re still getting wrong about nutrition & brain health  - The best supplements for mental health - How a vegan diet affects your brain - The connection between psychobiotics & depression - How to use food to enhance your emotional resilience Referenced in the episode: - Kaplan & Rucklidge's book, The Better Brain. - Scott Anderson, John Cryan, Ph.D., and Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D.'s book, The Psychobiotic Revolution.  - Rucklidge's study of micronutrients to treat stress and anxiety from the Christchurch earthquakes. - Rucklidge's comprehensive review on psychobiotics. - Rucklidge's research on ADHD and emotion dysregulation. - SUN study in Spain on the Mediterranean diet and depression. Enjoy this episode sponsored by smartwater! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Aug 13, 2021
325: Sperm count is declining & everyone should care | Shanna Swan, Ph.D.
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Shanna Swan, Ph.D.: “[Sperm count] is not just about having babies. It's about how healthy you’re going to be as you get older.” Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why sperm count is declining (and what it means for overall health), plus: - Lifestyle factors that can affect fertility - The best & worst foods for reproductive health - How city dwellers can limit exposure to endocrine disruptors - The connection between environmental chemicals & erectile dysfunction - How to increase sperm count & enhance fertility Referenced in the episode: - Swan's book, Countdown. - Swan's meta-analysis showing sperm count dropped 59% from 1973 to 2011. - Swan's podcast episode on The Joe Rogan Experience. - Environmental Working Group's consumer guides. - A study showing prenatal exposure to phlathlates associated with decreased penile size. - Defend Our Health website. - A study showing male exposure to BPAs at work associated with sexual dysfunction. - A 2015 study in Denmark showing smoking marijuana more than once a week associated with 29% lower sperm count. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Aug 11, 2021
324: The Delta variant & the future of post-COVID education | parenting expert & economist Emily Oster, Ph.D.
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Emily Oster, Ph.D.: “We're going to see schools not just try to make people be nice to each other on the playground, but actually try to teach them tools for how they can work through conflict and develop empathy.”  Oster, a parenting expert and economics professor at Brown University, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss thought-provoking data points around the future of post-COVID education, plus: - How she became an authority figure on the school-reopening debate - How family meals may have affected your food preferences - How parents can combat decision fatigue - How to get kids to actually eat healthy - How to help raise your kid's self-esteem - The latest on what she's seeing with the Delta variant Referenced in the episode: - Oster's newest book, The Family Firm. - Oster's previous titles, Cribsheet and Expecting Better. - mbg Podcast episode #187, with Ethan Weiss, M.D. - Oster's Atlantic article, "Schools Aren't Super-Spreaders." - Dean of Public Health at Brown University, Ashish Jha, M.D., MPH. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Aug 04, 2021
323: Sneaky signs of tick-borne illnesses & toxic mold | Kenneth Bock, M.D.
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Kenneth Bock, M.D.: “The two major nutrients for the immune system are love and laughter.” Bock, an integrative medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to tell if you're dealing with a tick-borne illness or mold in the home, plus: - How to optimize your gut-brain-immune axis - The best supplements for kids - How to avoid inflammation at all costs - Why you should focus on your "immune kettle" - Why you should laugh more to strengthen immunity Referenced in the episode: - Bock's newest book, Brain Inflamed. - Bock's previous book, The Road To Immunity. - Mold remediation company, All American Restoration. - Mold expert Michael Rubino's book, The Mold Medic. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jul 28, 2021
322: What we're still getting wrong about self-love | pioneering self-compassion researcher, Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
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Kristin Neff, Ph.D.: “When you treat yourself with kindness, warmth, and support, you don't get so overwhelmed by pain.” Neff, a pioneering self-compassion researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually treat yourself with kindness, plus: - How to honor your anger - How to assess your self-compassion - Common misconceptions about self-care - How practicing self-compassion can alleviate anxiety - How to use social media without spiraling towards self-criticism Referenced in the episode: - Neff's newest book, Fierce Self-Compassion. - Neff's 2003 research defining and measuring self-compassion. - Neff's TED Talk on The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion. - Neff's research on gender differences in self-compassion. - Neff's self-compassion scale. - Neff's Mindful Self-Compassion program. - Virtual reality study for teaching self-compassion. - Neff's study on self-compassion vs. the Rosenberg self-esteem measure and narcissism. Enjoy this episode sponsored by smartwater! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jul 23, 2021
321: How to attract the right people | Spiritual icon & New York Times bestselling author Gary Zukav
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Gary Zukav: “The opposite of love is not hate. It’s fear.” Zukav, a spiritual icon and New York Times bestselling author of The Seat Of The Soul, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why we've got the law of attraction all wrong, plus: - How to tap into emotional awareness - How to align your personality with your soul - How to live with multisensory perception & why it's important - How to actually start loving yourself - How to know if you're on the right path in life Referenced in the episode: - Zukav's book, The Seat Of The Soul. - Zukav's book, Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics. - Zukav's newest book, Universal Human. - Zukav's Journey to the Soul event and website for future events. - Zukav's free authentic power guidelines. - Jason's interview on Lewis Howes' podcast, The School of Greatness. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Penguin Random House! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jul 21, 2021
320: Everything you need to know about lifelong love | the world’s leading relationship experts John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D.
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John Gottman, Ph.D., & Julie Gottman, Ph.D.: “This last year has been like a laboratory watching what happens to relationships.”  The Gottmans, arguably the world’s leading relationship experts and founders of the Gottman Institute, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have a happy relationship that lasts, plus: - Why you should take a 20 minute break during conflict - How to have a stellar sex life - How to create a "love map" & why you should - How relationships have changed since COVID - Why you should ask your partner open-ended questions Referenced in the episode: - The Gottman Institute. - Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. - John's research on predicting martial happiness in newlyweds. - Learn more about the Gottman's research on marriage and couples. - Gottman Card Decks App offering questions, statements, and ideas for improving your relationship. - Gottman Referral Network to find a Gottman Method trained therapist in your area. - Videos and exercises to learn the foundations of Gottman principles. - The Gottan's Loving Out Loud video series to take your relationship off autopilot. - Gottman's Love Notes Newsletter. - Julie's op-ed on how bad relationships suffered during lockdown. Our new and improved beauty & gut collagen+ is back in stock! With 17.7 grams of types I and III grass-fed collagen combined with seven other powerhouse ingredients, our one of a kind powder supports glowing skin, strong hair and nails, and a healthy gut.* To get 25% off your first month subscription, don't forget to use the code COLLAGENJASON at checkout. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jul 14, 2021
319: The ultimate keto podcast | Dom D'Agostino, Ph.D.
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Dom D'Agostino, Ph.D.: “I actually eat more plants on a ketogenic diet than I did growing up eating a high-carb diet.” D'Agostino, the world's leading expert on all things keto, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to grocery shop on a keto diet, plus: - How to tell if keto is actually right for you - Why you should go on walks after dinner - The best keto-friendly treats to make at home - How going keto affects your gut microbiome - The most common misconceptions about keto Referenced in the episode: - A meta-analysis showing about 65 million people worldwide have a seizure disorder. - D'Agostino's website, ketonutrition.org. - Yummi Foods baking mix. - Perfect Keto bars. - HVMN Keto Food Bars. - FBOMB Real Food Snack Bars. - Primal Kitchen healthy oils. - D'Agostino's blog post on the plant-based approach to keto. - Overview of D'Agostino's Navy SEAL divers research. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jul 07, 2021
318: How to grow your own food & the power of superweeds | Daphne Miller, M.D.
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Daphne Miller, M.D.: “We should stop embracing the idea of superfoods, things that are going to magically keep us healthy.”  Miller, a family physician and science journalist, joins mbg co-CEO, to discuss the easiest foods to grow yourself that pack in nutrients, plus: - How to create a pocket garden - How to know if your soil is good or bad - The best superweeds to add to your diet - How to get the most nutrient bang for your buck - The most common eco-conscious errors shoppers make Referenced in the episode: - Miller's book, The Jungle Effect. - Rural and agriculture writer Sarah Mock's book, Farm (And Other F Words). - Ron Finley's TEDTalk on guerrilla gardening. - Gaia's Garden, a book on small-scale perennial gardening. - A study showing how edible wild plants could grow in contaminated soil. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Cotton! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jun 30, 2021
317: How to actually tell if you’re breathing right | Patrick McKeown, breathing expert
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Patrick McKeown: “Breathing is deeper than what's just being taught.” McKeown, a breathing expert and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to tell if you're breathing right & how to strengthen your breath, plus: - How your breath can affect your hormones - How to increase HRV & why it matters - The link between breath & sleep quality - How men & women breathe differently - The weird reason you may have cold hands & feet Referenced in the episode: - McKeown's book, The Breathing Cure. - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor. - McKeown's free breathing program for children. - A study by Karen Bonuck, Ph.D., about sleep disordered breathing & special needs education. - A study showing nasal breathing's effects on pediatric sleep disorder and craniofacial growth. - McKeown's Myotape. - Study by Kyle Kiesel, P.T., Ph.D., about breath hold time & dysfunctional breathing. - WHOOP data about respiratory rate and COVID-19. - Information about the Buteyko Breathing Method. Don't forget to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's probiotic+. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Penguin Random House! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jun 23, 2021
316: Your fruits & veggies are not as healthy as they could be | Emeran Mayer, M.D., Ph.D.
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Emeran Mayer, M.D., Ph.D.: “[The gut is] essentially our own pharmacy—the manufacturing site for a lot of molecules that are good for us.” Mayer, a gastroenterologist and neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make sure your fruits and veggies have the most antioxidants, plus: - The best polyphenol-rich foods to add to your plate - How to strengthen your gut-immune connection - The link between soil health & gut health - What to look for in a high-quality probiotic - Why you shouldn't restrict carbs when fasting Referenced in the episode: - Mayer's book, The Gut-Immune Connection. - Patagonia Provision's Regenerative Organic Agriculture program. - An article explaining how soil health can affect nutrition quality of vegetables. Don't forget to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's probiotic+. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Penguin Random House! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jun 16, 2021
315: Nutrition myths, immune resilience & how to interact with germs again | Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D. RDN
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Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN: “If your immune system doesn't have the daily tools it needs, it won't be ready for offenders—whatever form they may be.” Ferira, mbg's Director of Scientific Affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have an immune system that's ready for anything, plus: - What happens when we interact with germs after a year of sanitization - How to set your immune system up for success - How to tell if your immune system is strong (besides getting sick) - The best targeted bioactives for immunity - The truth about elderberry & vitamin D Referenced in the episode: - A global survey that found over 95% of Americans do not get two servings of oily fish. - A 2020 review that found beta-glucans can help train and strengthen the innate defense functions of key immune cells. - An article explaining the relationship between vitamin D levels and the risk of COVID-19. - mbg Podcast episode #279, with Deanna Minich, Ph.D. Don't forget to use the code IMMUNITYPOD to save 25% off your first month of our newest supplement here at mindbodygreen, immune support+! The supplement delivers five targeted bioactives to strengthen our body’s natural defenses every day of the week.* Our immune system doesn’t take a day off. Why should we? Head to mindbodygreen.com/immunitypod to learn more. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jun 09, 2021
314: The best foods for hormone health in your 20s, 30s, 40s & beyond | Aviva Romm, M.D.
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Aviva Romm, M.D.: “We should be listening to what [our hormones] are saying instead of blaming them when things go wrong.” Romm, an internal medicine and board-certified family physician and midwife, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to approach hormone health by decade, plus: - Why you should have phytoestrogens on your radar - How to grocery shop for hormone health - Why you should pay attention to your estrobolome - The strange link between melatonin and weight gain - Signs your hormones are imbalanced & what to do Referenced in the episode: - Romm's new book, Hormone Intelligence. - mbg Podcast episode #206, with Romm. - mbg Podcast episode #12, with Romm. - Colleen's personal story about having a pulmonary embolism. - A study demonstrating a link between hormonal contraception and depression. - An mbg article by Steven Gundry, M.D., about foods high in lectins. - mbg Podcast episode #298, with Dan Buettner. Don't forget to use the code IMMUNITYPOD to save 25% off your first month of our newest supplement here at mindbodygreen, immune support+! The supplement delivers five targeted bioactives to strengthen our body’s natural defenses every day of the week.* Our immune system doesn’t take a day off. Why should we? Head to mindbodygreen.com/immunitypod to learn more. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jun 04, 2021
313: What science still gets wrong about longevity | Robb Wolf, biochemist & New York Times bestselling author
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Robb Wolf: “A huge swath of what we consume has been engineered to bypass the normal neuroregulation of appetite we have in our brain.” Wolf, a New York Times bestselling author and former biochemist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what really matters when it comes to longevity, plus: - What we're still getting wrong about weight loss - How much sodium you really need - Why you should focus on muscle mass as you age - How the human body temperature has changed & what it means - How much protein you should eat for longevity Referenced in the episode: - A study showing calorie restriction does not enhance longevity in all species. - A study showing that people who get adequate sun versus inadequate sun is as significant as a smoker versus a non-smoker - LMNT website. - Wolf's website. Don't forget to use the code IMMUNITYPOD to save 25% off your first month of our newest supplement here at mindbodygreen, immune support+! The supplement delivers five targeted bioactives to strengthen our body’s natural defenses every day of the week.* Our immune system doesn’t take a day off. Why should we? Head to mindbodygreen.com/immunitypod to learn more. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jun 02, 2021
312: The worst hidden gut health offenders | Carol Ireton-Jones, Ph.D. RDN
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Carol Ireton-Jones, Ph.D., RDN: “[The gut] is as good as what it gets, and that really starts with what we eat.” Ireton-Jones, a medical nutrition therapy specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the common, yet underrated, factors for gut issues, plus: - How to be vegan & gluten-free on a low FODMAP diet - The best pantry staples for gut health - How to know if your symptoms are IBS - Why you should eat at least five fruits & vegetables per day - How to make red meat part of a gut-healthy diet Referenced in the episode: - The Ireton-Jones Equations. - Statistics for IBS, showing it affects 10-15% of the worldwide population. - An article explaining everything you need to know about the low-FODMAP diet. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
May 28, 2021
311: How to find inspiration & cultivate purpose | Light Watkins, meditation teacher & bestselling author
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Light Watkins: “Don't worry about trying to find what you think your calling is. Just do what you feel naturally curious about, and your path will find you.” Watkins, a meditation teacher and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to find inspiration in your everyday life, plus: - How to listen to your inner GPS - How to reframe your fear to overcome it - What "follow your heart" really means & how to do it - Why "showing up" is the key to success - How to know if you're on the right path Referenced in the episode: - Watkins' book, Knowing Where To Look. - Watkins' podcast, At The End Of The Tunnel. - mbg Podcast episode #228, with Watkins. - mbg Podcast episode #203, with Watkins. - mbg Podcast episode #43, with Watkins. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 26, 2021
310: Sneaky things affecting your brain health | Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D.
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Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D.: “The more reading you're doing as you age will still keep your brain sharp. You're going to continue to learn.” Willeumier, neuroscientist and author of Biohack Your Brain, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the underrated things affecting your brain health & what to do about it, plus: - How to game-ify your life for a better brain - What you can do while you’re young to get ahead of cognitive decline - Why hydration is crucial for your brain - How many minutes you actually need to read for better brain health - The strange reason spending time in nature soothes us so much Referenced in the episode: - Willeumier's book, Biohack Your Brain. - Willeumier's research on the impact of professional football on long-term brain function. - A 2015 study showing the MIND diet associated with reduced neurodegenerative decline. - Willeumier's research on the similarities in football players' brains compared to the general population. - mbg Podcast episode #298, with Dan Buettner. - Brain HQ website. - Kate Fagan's book, What Made Maddy Run. Our bestselling gut health supplement is back in stock! Make sure to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to help beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
May 21, 2021
309: The holistic approach that helped this MD lose 90 pounds | Eudene Harry, M.D.
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Eudene Harry, M.D.: “[Science and spirituality] are not separate—all of it intertwines to make us who we are.” Harry, an emergency and integrative medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how focusing on her mental, emotional & spiritual health helped her lose 90 pounds, plus: *Her nonnegotiables for managing stress, even on busy days* *How she realized she was unwell & what got her back on track* *Why lack of social connection is a risk factor for longevity* *How her perspective on movement has changed since the pandemic* *Why cultivating purpose is especially important as you age* Referenced in the episode: - A study showing the link between sense of purpose and longevity. - A study showing social relationships can affect health behaviors, physical health, and mortality risk. - A study showing stress management associated with lower tau protein in the brain. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 19, 2021
308: The best & worst foods for thyroid health | Brittany Henderson, M.D.
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Brittany Henderson, M.D.: “Genetics is part of [thyroid dysfunction], but the biggest thing that trumps everything is lifestyle.”  Henderson, a board-certified endocrinologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what to eat (and avoid) for optimal thyroid health, plus: - Why women are disproportionally affected by thyroid disease - Why you should eat only two Brazil nuts per day - The sneaky signs you may be dealing with thyroid dysfunction - Which labs to ask your doctor for to measure thyroid function - What you need to know before having your thyroid removed Referenced in the episode: - Statistics showing an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. - Henderson's book, What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease. Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated.* It has become a non-negotiable for Jason, as he takes it every single night. To learn more about the supplement he swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. mbg Podcast listeners can also use the code SUSTAINABILITY for 15% off Davines hair care products at us.davines.com/mbg. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
May 14, 2021
307: What we’re getting wrong about metabolic health & weight | Robert Lustig, M.D.
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Robert Lustig, M.D.: “The fat in the organs, the fat in the liver, the fat in the muscles that you can't measure by standing on a scale—it's the fat you can't see that makes all the difference.” Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually know if you're metabolically healthy, plus: - What you need to know about nutrition labels - Why obesity is a red herring when it comes to metabolic health - The truth about alternative flours - Why treating chronic diseases is not “draggable” but “foodable” - Why you should always protect the liver & feed the gut Referenced in the episode: - Lustig's book, Metabolical. - Christopher Newgard, Ph.D.'s research on branched-chain amino acids and insulin resistance. Our bestselling gut health supplement is back in stock! Make sure to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
May 12, 2021
306: How to be a winner | Annika Sörenstam, all-time greatest professional female golfer
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Annika Sörenstam: “I don't mind putting in the hard work to get something done. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty or breaking a nail to do something—that's what it takes.” Sörenstam, one of the best golfers in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to create success that truly lasts, plus: *The best mental health practices to stay motivated & focused* *How golf can teach you some of the greatest life lessons* *How to actually reach your full potential* *How to visualize success with all of your five senses* *How to become more mentally tough* Referenced in the episode: - The ANNIKA Foundation. - Sörenstam's bio & stats on the LGPA website. Sign up and learn more about the mindbodygreen x Lexus Retreats in Motion here! Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Lexus! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
May 07, 2021
305: Why we’re all not thinking clearly | Julia Galef, rationality expert
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Julia Galef: "An important part of self-awareness is paying attention to your track record. How do you actually behave?” Galef, a rationality expert and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why you think you're right all the time, plus: - How to actually overcome your own bias - Why you shouldn't let your passion become your identity - How to become more intellectually honest - How to be influential without being overconfident - How to become comfortable with failure & why you should Referenced in the episode: - Galef's book, The Scout Mindset. - IFLScience Facebook group. - Research showing patients respond better when doctors imply uncertainty. - Twitter study showing exposure to opposing views increases polarization. - Galef's TED Talk on why you think you're right, even when you're wrong. - Galef's podcast, Rationally Speaking. Our bestselling gut health supplement is back in stock! Make sure to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. mbg Podcast listeners can also receive $20 off your first COVID-19 test by entering code MBG20 when visiting samedayhealth.com. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
May 05, 2021
304: The sneaky issues affecting your sleep | Frank Lipman, M.D.
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Frank Lipman, M.D.: “This constant stream of light coming in is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, reason why so many people have a sleep problem.” Lipman, a functional medicine doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to set yourself up for sleep success, plus: - How to know if you have a sleep rhythm issue - The link between sleep & cardiovascular health - The surprising way melatonin can mess with your hormones - How to figure out what's hindering you from a good night's rest - Why you should exercise in the morning for better sleep Referenced in the episode: - Lipman's book, Better Sleep, Better You. - mbg Podcast episode #255, episode #159, episode #131, episode #49, & episode #20, with Lipman. - Study showing 70% of American adults report insufficient sleep. Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated.* It has become a non-negotiable for Jason, as he takes it every single night. To learn more about the supplement he swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. mbg Podcast listeners can also receive $20 off your first COVID-19 test by entering code MBG20 when visiting samedayhealth.com. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Apr 30, 2021
303: How to use music & nature to calm your anxiety | Lalah Delia, spiritual teacher & bestselling author
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Lalah Delia: “The storms will come; the mountain may show up on the way; you may have to go through the wilderness; and you may find yourself at the ocean. Wherever you find yourself, know that there is a way you can tap into your higher vibrations.”  Delia, a spiritual teacher & bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use "metaphorical terrains" to help calm anxiety, plus: *How to actually tap into your higher self* *How to transform moments into self-care when you’re just too busy* *How to become more compassionate with yourself* *The best music for soothing your soul* *How to identify the people who enhance your energy (& vice versa)*  Referenced in the episode: - Delia's book, Vibrate Higher Daily. - Delia's online classes. - Delia's "energy cleanse" playlist on Spotify. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Apr 28, 2021
302: We’re talking about climate change wrong | Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author & environmental activist
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Jonathan Safran Foer: “We cannot save the planet with micro-changes. We cannot save the planet without micro changes.” Foer, a bestselling author and environmental activist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss actionable ways to support the longevity of the planet, plus: *How to talk to someone about climate change without lecturing* *How to stay motivated in your efforts without falling off-course* *How to transform feeling into action when it comes to climate change* *How to actually influence people and change their minds* *How to have a productive conversation with people who disagree with you* Referenced in the episode: - Foer's latest book, We Are The Weather. - Analysis of the relationship between animal agriculture and the environment. - Poll with 96% of Americans saying animals deserve at least some protection from harm and exploitation. Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Lexus! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Apr 23, 2021
301: The science of past life memories | Jim Tucker, M.D., director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies
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Jim Tucker, M.D.: “Consciousness is the core of reality that the physical world grows out of, not the other way around.” Tucker—the Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss everything you need to know about past life memories, plus: - How to tell if a child has a wild imagination or a past life memory - What past life memories can tell us about what happens after death - Why only some of us remember past lives - The most common patterns between children who have past lives - How to talk to your child about a past life memory Referenced in the episode: - UVA Division of Perceptual Studies website. - Tucker's newest book, Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives. - Netflix docuseries, Surviving Death, featuring Tucker. - mbg Podcast episode #287, with Bruce Greyson, M.D. - Ian Stevenson, M.D.'s statement about hypnotic regression to previous lives. - Tucker's paper on gender nonconformity and children's past life memories. - Tucker's advice to parents of children who recall past life memories. Our bestselling gut health supplement is back in stock! Make sure to use the code PROBIOTICPOD at checkout to save 25% off your first month subscription. It's the only blend in the world with our unique combination of four strains to beat bloating, aid digestion, and reset your gut.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/probioticpod. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Apr 21, 2021
300: Best & worst wellness trends, low-glycemic foods, and more | Episode #300 AMA with Jason!
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Today marks the 300th episode of the mbg podcast! What a journey it’s been since our launch on June 12, 2017. We’ve had an incredible array of guests on the show—including top doctors, researchers, athletes, and actors—and we've discussed some pretty mind-blowing science, helpful tips and tricks, and, of course, the latest trends in well-being. Join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, as he answers all your questions about what it's like to host a podcast, the conversations he's had over the last four years, and the well-being space writ large. Some highlights include: *The wellness trends he thinks are overrated* *Top 3 lessons he's learned while recording the podcast* *What it was like talking to John Legend* *Blood tests and genetic testing recommendations* *How to make sense of conflicting information* Referenced in the episode: - mbg Podcast episode #268, with Matthew McConaughe‪y‬. - mbg Podcast episode #78, with John Legend. - mbg's beauty podcast, Clean Beauty School. - mbg Podcast episode #291, episode #135, episode #108 & episode #44, with Steven Gundry, M.D. - Our probiotic+ supplement. - mbg Podcast episode #255, episode #159, episode #49 & episode #20, with Frank Lipman, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor. - mbg Podcast episode #184, with Gwen Dittmar. - mbg Podcast episode #280, with Tanya Bentley, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #238, with Brian Mackenzie. - Our sleep support+ supplement. - mbg Podcast episode #229 & episode #21, with Kelly LeVeque. - 3x4 Genetics website. - Quest Diagnostics website. - mbg article on what tests to ask for at an annual physical & which are covered by insurance. We at mbg are truly grateful for all of you—for tuning in, for sharing on social media, for your reviews and thoughtful comments, and for the questions you submitted for this very podcast. Enjoy this episode, and here's to another 300! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Apr 16, 2021
299: Huge news that will transform your skin from the inside & out! | Alexandra Engler, mbg Beauty Director
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Big news: We’re launching a beauty podcast, hosted by mbg’s own beauty director, Alexandra Engler. We believe the conversation about the intersection of beauty and wellbeing is more important than ever. As Engler says: “Whether it be mental health, your body, skin, any number of things, beauty is real life. Your skin is you. It's important that we talk about it in this way." Engler joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what you can expect from our brand new beauty podcast, Clean Beauty School, plus: *How we define "clean beauty" at mindbodygreen* *How to decode your skin care labels* *How your skin reflects your internal health* *Why you should treat your skin care routine like an elimination diet* *Why perfectionism is never the goal* Referenced in the episode: - Our new Clean Beauty School podcast. - Study showing barrier repair moisturizers reduced pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood. - Ingredients to look out for on labels: Cyclic silicones: Cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) Cyclohexasiloxane (D6) Cyclomethicone Formaldehyde releasers: Bronopol DMDM hydantoin Diazolidinyl urea Imidazolidinyl urea Quaternium-15 PEGs, or polyethylene glycol: Polyethylene glycol Propylene glycol (PG)  Butylene glycol (BG)  *Fine when plant-based Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Apr 14, 2021
298: The secrets to a long, healthy life | Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder
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Dan Buettner: “If you want to live a long time, you want to think about shaping your surroundings.” Buettner—a longevity expert, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Blue Zones—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the nonnegotiables for a long and healthy life, plus: *How to pack more movement into your everyday* *Why you should keep your shoes by the door* *How to actually find your purpose* *Why kids who live with their grandparents do better in school* *How much coffee you should drink to reap the benefits without feeling jittery* Referenced in the episode: - Blue Zones website. - Buettner's Blue Zones books. - Study showing the link between volunteering and mental well-being. - mbg Podcast episode #157, with Buettner. - mbg Podcast episode #34, with Buettner. - Buettner's TED Talk on how to live to be 100+. - Blue Zones true vitality test. - Blue Zones life challenge. - Buettner's National Geographic article on the world's healthiest foods. Sign up and learn more about the mindbodygreen x Lexus Retreats in Motion here! Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Lexus! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Apr 07, 2021
297: COVID, T-cells & vascular health: What you need to know today | William Li, M.D.
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William Li, M.D.: “We can now begin to test people who didn't have access to COVID testing earlier on to see if the photograph of the coronavirus is there, and that nails whether or not you've been infected.” Li, an internationally renowned physician and vascular biologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to really know if you've ever had COVID, plus: *The link between COVID and vascular health* *How to eat your way to better blood flow* *What we know about COVID long-haul symptoms today* *Why T-cell tests may be more accurate than antibody tests* *How to self-assess your circulation & enhance it* Referenced in the episode: - The Angiogenesis Foundation website. - Li's book, Eat To Beat Disease. - Study from Germany showing 70% of people recovered from COVID have evidence for long-term heart damage. - Study showing soy food consumption associated with decreased risk of death in breast cancer survivors. - Small study showing those who were vaccinated had improvement in more long COVID symptoms. - T-cell test designed by Adaptive Biotechnologies, T-detect. - Li's Eat To Beat Disease Course with code mindbodygreen for a discount. Don't forget to submit your questions for our special 300th episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. We want to hear from our smart, curious, passionate listeners: Visit mindbodygreen.com/300 to contribute to this special interview and be entered into a giveaway of one of our MBG classes. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Apr 02, 2021
296: How to make your veggies taste amazing | Dan Barber, award-winning chef
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Dan Barber: “You can't get truly jaw-dropping, delicious flavor unless it's from good, biologically active soil."  Barber, an award-winning chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the link between nutrition and flavor, plus: *How to eat local if you don’t have access to farmer’s markets* *How to eat meat sustainably* *Why delicious flavor starts at the soil* *Why regenerative agriculture is not enough* *What we can do to make healthy, organic food more accessible* Referenced in the episode: - Barber's restaurant, Blue Hill Farm. - Barber's seed company, Row 7. - Barber's book, The Third Plate. - Study showing obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure associated with a higher risk of death from COVID-19. Sign up and learn more about the mindbodygreen x Lexus Retreats in Motion here! Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Lexus! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Mar 31, 2021
295: Energy vampires, micro-gestures & how to feed someone’s soul | LaRayia Gaston, founder of Lunch On Me
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LaRayia Gaston: "I’m not changing the world as a whole. I'm changing my corner of it.” Gaston—an activist and founder of the nonprofit, Lunch On Me—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to feed someone's soul & why it's important, plus: - How to move past anger and into love when you're upset - How to own your own energy & deal with energy vampires - How you can help homeless individuals with simple micro-gestures - How small acts of kindness can help restore humanity - Why you shouldn't underestimate the power of a smile Referenced in the episode: - Gaston's book, Love Without Reason. - mbg's documentary on fighting homelessness & hunger, featuring Gaston. - Gaston's discussion on homelessness and love at mbg revitalize 2018. - mbg Podcast episode #230, with Gaston. - mbg Podcast episode #98, with Gaston. - Lunch On Me website & how to donate. Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated.* It has become a non-negotiable for Jason, as he takes it every single night. To learn more about the supplement he swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Mar 26, 2021
294: The new science of dealing with anxiety | Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
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Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.: “Some people can benefit from medications, but everybody benefits from understanding how their mind works.” Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what the new research says about treating anxiety, plus: - How to keep up with the news without sacrificing mental health - How to help a loved one struggling with anxiety without feeling overwhelmed - Why you should treat anxiety like a habit - The link between anxiety and anger & why it matters - How to tell if you're addicted to being healthy Referenced in the episode: - Brewer's book, Unwinding Anxiety. - mbg Podcast episode #197, with Brewer. - Study showing 1 in 5 people who had COVID were diagnosed with a mental health disorder. - Brewer's Five Finger Breathing practice. - Brewer's online habit mapper. - Amid our huge mental health epidemic, it's important to know you’re never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling and need support, you can always call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated.* It has become a non-negotiable for Jason, as he takes it every single night. To learn more about the supplement he swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Mar 24, 2021
293: How to feel younger & more energetic | Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen
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Mark Sisson: “At the end of the day, all that matters is how do you look, feel, and perform—most importantly how you feel.”  Sisson, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Primal Kitchen, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to feel your best as you age, plus: *How to actually eat intuitively* *Why you should center your workouts around play* *Why you should practice intermittent eating* *How to minimize the adverse effects of alcohol* *Why walking is the most effective form of exercise* Referenced in the episode: - Sisson's book, Two Meals A Day. - Primal Kitchen website. - Sisson's website, Mark's Daily Apple. - Study showing effects of prolonged isolation equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Don't forget to use the code SISSON300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts and over 30 hours of instruction. Not only will you have a solid foundation in all things nutrition, but you'll learn industry skills to brand, market, and expand your own wellness business. To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Mar 19, 2021
292: Chronic inflammation & toxic mold | Madiha Saeed, M.D.
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Madiha Saeed, M.D.: “If we can lower overall inflammation in the body, we can optimize overall health and wellbeing.” Saeed, an integrative family physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to know if your home is making you sick, plus: *The best pantry staples for managing chronic inflammation* *The link between nature and your gut microbiome* *How to sneak healthy foods into kids' meals* *How to strengthen your gut-immunity connection* *Why you can't jumpstart your health without gratitude* Referenced in the episode: - Saeed's book, The Holistic Rx. - Report showing that 1 in 3 children are exposed to lead toxicity. - The Great Plains Laboratory. - Study showing kids struggling with mental health have poorer health in adulthood. - Study showing that physical exercise can change microbiota composition. - Study showing that chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death worldwide. - Research that identifies over 140,000 species of viruses in the human gut. Don't forget to use the code SAEED300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts. You'll become equipped with necessary skills to become the leader of your own wellness journey—and with over 30 hours of instruction, you can even turn it into a career. To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Mar 17, 2021
291: How much fiber should you really be eating? | Steven Gundry, M.D.
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Steven Gundry, M.D.: “The microbiome is the number one driver of energy production.” Gundry, a cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how much fiber you really need, plus: *Why postbiotics are the future of functional food & the best sources* *How melatonin can benefit your health, other than sleep* *How exercise snacking can benefit your health* *How to optimize energy into your 70s* *Why you should have a mono meal for breakfast* Referenced in the episode: - Gundry's book, The Energy Paradox. - mbg Podcast episode #135, with Gundry. - mbg Podcast episode #108, with Gundry. - mbg Podcast episode #44, with Gundry. - Alan Levinovitz, Ph.D.'s The Great Gluten Lie. Make sure to use the code GUNDRY300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts, including Gundry. With over 30 hours of instruction, you'll be ready to take your passion for wellness to the next level and turn it into a career. Learn more about this unparalleled program by visiting mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Mar 12, 2021
290: Eat your way to better brain health | Drew Ramsey, M.D.
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Drew Ramsey, M.D.: “It's really important for everybody with a brain to know how to feed it.” Ramsey, a nutritional psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the best underrated foods your brain loves, plus: *How to actually grow more brain cells* *Why you should have chocolate for breakfast* *Why you don't have to sacrifice heart health for brain health* *Why melatonin isn't just about sleep* *How to upgrade your anchovy game & why you should* Referenced in the episode: - Ramsey's book, Eat To Beat Depression And Anxiety. - Ramsey's discussion on how food affects your brain at mbg revitalize 2014. - mbg Podcast episode #204, with Ramsey. - mbg Podcast episode #90, with Ramsey. - The SMILES trial. - Ramsey's Nutritional Psychiatry Clinician Training course. - Research showing the link between monounsaturated fats and depression risk. - Amid our huge mental health epidemic, it's important to know you’re never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling and need support, you can always call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  Make sure to use the code DREW300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts, and over 30 hours of instruction. You'll learn all the ins and outs of functional nutrition and how food plays a major role in our overall well-being, especially when it comes to supporting our mental health. Learn more by visiting mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Mar 10, 2021
289: How to combat cognitive decline in your 20s, 30s & beyond | Dean Sherzai, M.D. & Ayesha Sherzai, M.D.
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Dean Sherzai, M.D. & Ayesha Sherzai, M.D.: “Cognitive decline is something that happens slowly and gradually, starting in our thirties and in our forties… And there's a lot we can do about it.” Dean and Ayesha, neurologists and directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to optimize your brain health at any age, plus: *Signs of cognitive decline you shouldn't ignore* *How to reap the health benefits of meditation if you hate sitting still* *Why you should make checklists for brain health* *How to better your brain by focusing on leg strength* *Why multitasking isn't actually productive* Referenced in the episode: - Dean & Ayesha's book, The 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution. - Dean & Ayesha's discussion about brain health at mbg's 2018 revitalize event. - mbg Podcast episode #70, with the Sherzai's. - Dean & Ayesha's non-profit organization, the Healthy Minds Initiative. - Research showing how leg exercise can enhance the production of healthy neural cells. - Dean's meta-analysis on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Don't forget to use the code BRAIN30 to receive 30% off of mbg's Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition class, led by ultra-endurance athlete, Rich Roll, and plant-based chef, Julie Piatt. You'll learn all the fundamentals of plant-based eating—perfect for if you're curious about a plant-based lifestyle but don't know where to start. To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/brain30. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Mar 05, 2021
288: The huge food issues affecting our health | Mark Bittman, award-winning food journalist
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Mark Bittman: "Now there's this [new] kind of malnutrition, where people are getting too many of the wrong calories and not enough nutrients.” Bittman, an award-winning food journalist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the problems lurking in food you probably don’t know about, plus: *Why your food isn't as nourishing as you think* *Why kids should learn about where their food comes from to stay healthy* *What you can do now to help build a better food system* *How much corn you're really eating without knowing it* *What we can learn from other countries about the value of food* Referenced in the episode: - Bittman's book, Animal, Vegetable, Junk. - Bittman's website. - One of Bittman's favorite food organizations, The Heal Food Alliance. - Another initiative Bittman loves, the Good Food Purchasing Program. - The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) website, where you can buy local food directly from a farmer. - Senator Cory Booker's twitter. - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's twitter. - Senator Elizabeth Warren's twitter. - Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's twitter. Don't forget to use the code MARK300 for $300 off our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts, seven of which are New York Times bestselling authors, like Bittman. These incredible experts will not only give you a rock solid foundation in functional nutrition, but they'll also teach you how to start your own wellness business and be the change you want to see in this world. Learn more by visiting mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Mar 03, 2021
287: What science says about the afterlife | Bruce Greyson, M.D., the world’s leading expert on near-death experiences
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Bruce Greyson, M.D.: “There's definitely a lot more going on than just the physical world. I don't see how there's any question about that.” Greyson, the world's most leading expert on near-death experiences, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what he's learned from studying near-death experiences (NDEs) for 50 years, plus: - The most common patterns with people who have NDEs - How NDEs can teach us about what the afterlife looks like - What "seeing the light" really means - Whether you really see deceased loved ones on the other side - Why those who have NDEs lose their fear of death Referenced in the episode: -Greyson's book, After. -The Netflix docuseries, Surviving Death, where Greyson makes an appearance. -mbg Podcast episode #211, with Roxanna Namavar, D.O. -Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D.'s book, Life After Life. -Greyson's research on NDEs and attempted suicide. Don't forget to use the code NR25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's nr+. Our game-changing formula supports cellular rejuvenation, promotes youthful skin from within, and supports healthy skin aging.* To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/nr25. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Feb 26, 2021
286: Why we’re all so tired | Amy Shah, M.D.
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Amy Shah, M.D.: “Our fatigue and burnout problem is a diet problem, but it's also a lifestyle problem.” Shah, a double board-certified integrative medicine doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the real reason you're feeling so tired & what to do about it, plus: *Why so many thyroid issues go undiagnosed* *The type of fasting that may be better for women & how to do it correctly* *How silent inflammation can cause burnout* *How to boost your energy levels by focusing on NEAT movement* *How six to eight servings of vegetables a day can transform your gut health* Make sure to use the code SHAH for $300 off our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts, including Shah herself. "Until this program, I was never able to talk deeply about how food can impact our health," she notes. To learn more about our unparalleled coaching program, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Referenced in the episode: -Shah's book, I'm So Effing Tired. -mbg Podcast episode #153, with Shah. -mbg article explaining circadian rhythm fasting.
Feb 24, 2021
285: How to manage negative thoughts | Neuroscientist Caroline Leaf, Ph.D.
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Caroline Leaf, Ph.D.: “We spend between half to three quarters of our day in our minds time traveling between the past, present, and future.”  Leaf, a cognitive neuroscientist and communication pathologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to increase your mental fitness, plus: - How to measure your personal formula for happiness - Why millennials are more prone to anxiety - Why it doesn't actually take three weeks to form a habit - How to tap into your mind's optimism bias - Why you're never really living in the present moment Referenced in the episode: -Leaf's book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. -mbg Podcast episode #237, with Leaf. -Leaf's clinical trial on mind management with millennials. -mbg article on Leaf's 5-step mind management process. Don't forget to use the code HEMP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's hemp multi+. Our formula combines European Union Certified Organic hemp oil with vitamin D and other potent botanicals to help support a sense of calm and wellbeing—without getting you high.* To learn more about the supplement Jason swears by to wind down, visit mindbodygreen.com/hemp25. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Feb 19, 2021
284: How many carbs should you really be eating? | Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP
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Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP: “You have to quiet that proverbial noise—whether it’s hormone balance, inflammation, or blood sugar imbalance—to hear that resounding voice of your intuition.”  Cole, a functional medicine expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to find your carb sweet-spot, plus: *How to actually eat intuitively* *How to make your fast work best for you* *The best kitchen staples for intuitive fasting* *Why you should use your desserts as a mindfulness tool* *How healthy fats can make fasting easier for women* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Blendtopia (use code mbg2021 for $20 off your first online order or subscription)! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out our Functional Nutrition Coaching Program, where you'll learn everything you need to know about nutrition from Cole and other top experts. Visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching to learn more, and use the code COLE for a $300 discount. Referenced in the episode: -Cole's book, Intuitive Fasting. -mbg Podcast episode #148, with Cole. -mbg Podcast episode #68, with Cole. -mbg Podcast episode #156, with Ali Miller, R.D. -Cole's mbg article on the difference between intuitive eating & food cravings. -Cole's mbg article on the ketotarian diet. 
Feb 17, 2021
283: The truth about blood sugar & longevity | Mark Hyman, M.D.
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Mark Hyman, M.D.: "Food is medicine. It's not just calories—it's information.” Hyman, a functional medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the food rules you need to know, plus: *Why you can have “normal” blood sugar & still have an insulin issue* *What healthcare will look like one year from now* *The most underrated phytochemicals & where to find them* *Why you should treat sugar "like a recreational drug"* *How vegans and carnivores alike can get adequate omega-3's* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out our Functional Nutrition Coaching Program, where you'll learn everything you need to know about nutrition from Hyman and other top experts. Visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching to learn more, and use the code HYMAN for a $300 discount. Referenced in the episode: -Hyman's book, The Pegan Diet. -Hyman's mbg articles explaining the pegan diet and exactly what to eat. -Hyman's interview at mbg's revitalize in 2014. -Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.'s mbg article on the connection between tartary buckwheat & immunity. -Hyman's blog post about approaching COVID-19 with a functional medicine lens. -Geisinger study showing how offering free food to people with diabetes lowered financial costs overall. -Hyman's article in the Boston Globe. -Network Medicine textbook. -Hyman's TED Talk. -mbg Podcast episode #193, with Hyman. -mbg Podcast episode #45, with Hyman. -mbg Podcast episode #22, with Hyman. -mbg Podcast episode #222, with Bland. 
Feb 12, 2021
282: How much water should you really be drinking? | Dana Cohen, M.D.
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Dana Cohen, M.D.: “Before you start any diet or any nutrition plan, you first need to learn how to hydrate.” Cohen, an integrative medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to drink enough water & stay hydrated, plus: *How to get more "gel water" & why it's important* *Why you're probably more dehydrated in the winter* *Why you should sprinkle salt in your water if you have a water filter* *The connection between hydration & chronic disease* *Why a green smoothie a day is the best thing you can do for hydration* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Blendtopia (use code mbg2021 for $20 off your first online order or subscription)! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Referenced in the episode: -Cohen's book, Quench. -EWG's water filter guide. -Research showing a moderate dose of 4 cups coffee per day did not result in dehydration. -Cohen's AquaTru reverse osmosis water filter. -Cohen's favorite sparkling water brands: Gerolsteiner, S.Pellegrino, & Spindrift. -Gerald H. Pollack, Ph.D.'s, book, The Fourth Phase of Water. 
Feb 10, 2021
281: What your dreams are trying to tell you | Leslie Ellis, Ph.D.
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Leslie Ellis, Ph.D.: “Dreams are not beyond our ability to understand. We just have to look at them with an open mind." Ellis, a therapist and dream expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to interpret your dreams, plus: *How to actually remember your dreams* *Why you should daydream for better sleep* *How to use your dreams to make practical decisions* *The biggest misconceptions about dreaming* *How to interpret your dreams without a therapist* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Bose! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Referenced in the episode: -Ellis' book, A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy -Ellis' course for controlling nightmares -Montague Ullman, M.D.'s group process for dreamwork -Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D.'s book, The Committee of Sleep
Feb 05, 2021
280: The connection between breath & weight loss | Tanya G.K. Bentley, Ph.D.
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Tanya G.K. Bentley, Ph.D.: "People lose weight, but where is it going? Actually, it's getting excreted as carbon dioxide by breathing out.”  Bentley, a breathing expert and co-founder and CEO of the Health and Human Performance Foundation, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how your breath impacts weight loss, plus: *How breathing impacts your gut microbiome* *Low-lift breathwork practices for in-the-moment anxiety* *How to teach your kids breathwork practices that really work* *Why hyperventilating on purpose can help stop panic attacks* *How to improve your CO2 tolerance & why it matters* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. References: *Bentley's microbiome, performance & stress research: https://www.hhp-foundation.org/research *Ruben Meerman, Ph.D.'s paper on breath & weight loss: https://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7257 *Michael Ristow, M.D.'s research on antioxidants & exercise: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2680430/
Feb 03, 2021
279: How colors affect your health | Deanna Minich, Ph.D.
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Deanna Minich, Ph.D.: "These colorful compounds, they're not just antioxidants. They actually locate in certain parts of the body and have functional roles.” Minich, a functional medicine expert who studies the health benefits of colorful, plant-based carotenoids, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the functional role of plant-based pigments, plus: *How the color of your food affects your mood* *Why you shouldn't buy your produce in bulk* *How to make green tea twice as healthy* *Why smaller foods tend to be healthier* *What we can learn from our food cravings* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. To learn more about our supplements+ line, visit shop.mindbodygreen.com and enter the code THREE at checkout to get your third month free on magnesium+, nr+, and hemp multi+ subscriptions. Don't wait! This offer expires at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 31st. 
Jan 29, 2021
278: Why we need to talk about eye health | Rudrani Banik, M.D.
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Rudrani Banik, M.D.: "Our vision is so precious. We have two eyes, but they are very delicate organs. We need to protect them for our lifetimes.”  Banik, a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist, and functional medicine expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why you need to prioritize eye health (even if you have 20/20 vision) plus: *The best and worst foods for eye health* *How to tell if your blue light-blocking glasses are actually working* *Why you should never sleep in your contacts* *How to tell if your dry eyes are something more serious* *How to reverse digital eyestrain as you work from home* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Nature's Truth! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Referenced in the episode: -Jason Karp's rare autoimmune disease was a degenerative eye disease, called Keratoconus. -Banik's recommendations for blue light glasses and blue light-filtering apps. -mbg Podcast episode #125, with Karp.
Jan 27, 2021
277: Can we really slow aging? | Gil Blander, Ph.D.
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Gil Blander, Ph.D.: “There is no silver bullet or shortcut for health. You need to maintain your body well, because it deserves it.”  Blander, a internationally recognized biologist, longevity expert, and founder of Inside Tracker, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what you can do to slow aging and increase your healthspan, plus: *The best superfoods for longevity* *The most common nutrients you may be missing and not know it* *Which hormones you should focus on for healthy aging* *How to get the most benefits from exercise* *How to tell if coffee is helping or hurting your health* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Jan 22, 2021
276: What you can do to stop cancer before it starts | Jason Fung, M.D.
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Jason Fung, M.D.: “Cancer is something that can hide—it can change, and the immune system is our best chance of trying to take away the hiding places.”  Fung, a nephrologist, fasting expert, and author of The Cancer Code, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how you can get ahead of cancer, plus: *Why immunotherapy is the third (and hopefully last) paradigm of cancer* *What you can do to manage your risks of cancer* *The connection between sugar & cancer* *What cancer treatment will look like in five years* *Which blood tests to ask for to stay ahead of cancer prevention* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Fung's book, The Cancer Code, which you can find at https://thefastingmethod.com/book/the-cancer-code. 
Jan 20, 2021
275: What to eat to balance your chakras | Serena Poon, nutritionist & Reiki Master
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Serena Poon, C.N., CHC: “When I create [food] lists for clients, it's more about where to eat from instead of what not to eat.”  Poon, a celebrity chef, certified nutritionist, and Reiki master, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the best foods to balance each of your energy centers, plus: *How to infuse love into your food & why it’s important* *The herbs & supplements she swears by for keeping her immune system strong* *The most interesting person she met working as a chef in the Playboy Mansion* *How to make healing foods taste amazing* *Her journey from culinary school to energy work & how she blends both for her celebrity clients* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out our Functional Nutrition Coaching Program, where you'll learn everything you need to know about nutrition from Poon and other top experts. Visit mindbodygreen.com/serenapodcast to learn more, and use the code SERENAPODCAST for a $200 discount. 
Jan 15, 2021
274: How COVID will affect future generations | Joel Warsh, M.D.
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Joel Warsh, M.D.: “My number one tip, even before the pandemic, when it comes to food is read the labels—please turn the box over and look at it.”  Warsh, a board-certified pediatrician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect kids' mental health (and how to support them through it), plus: *Easy ways to strengthen kids' immune systems* *Subtle signs your kid is struggling with mental health* *How to minimize COVID stress for kids* *Why you should prepare your own food when you can* *How to build a stable routine for kids during the pandemic & why you should* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Nature's Truth! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Jan 13, 2021
273: The best & worst foods for sleep | Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.
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Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.: “Sleep is a lot like love. The less you look for it, the more it shows up.” Breus, a clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the fundamentals for the best sleep of your life, plus: *Why you don't really need eight hours of sleep* *How to identify your sleep chronotype & why it matters* *Why you should take a caffeine-induced nap* *How to fall back asleep if you wake up in the middle of the night* *How to stop your S.O. from snoring* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Bose! Visit bose.com to learn more and shop Bose Sleepbuds. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jan 08, 2021
272: What nutrition science gets wrong about weight loss | Gary Taubes, science journalist
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Gary Taubes: “When you pay attention to what makes a fat cell fat, it's insulin—it just dominates everything.” Taubes, an award-winning science journalist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why conventional nutrition advice sometimes doesn't work for weight loss (and what actually does), plus: *How to evade a sweet tooth* *Why calorie restriction is a fools errand* *How a low-carb, high-fat keto diet can help lower insulin levels* *The truth about keto-friendly sweeteners* *Exactly what happens to your fat cells during a fast* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Taubes' new book, The Case For Keto, which you can find at http://garytaubes.com/works/books/the-case-for-keto-2020. 
Jan 06, 2021
271: The do's & don’ts of intermittent fasting | Dave Asprey, Bulletproof founder & biohacker
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Dave Asprey: "Cutting calories and working out more actually doesn't work for a lot of people, especially for women." Asprey, a professional biohacker and founder of Bulletproof, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the most common fasting mistakes to avoid, plus: *The "fasting trap" & why it affects more women* *Why you should rely on your "inner mask"* *Why some of your health and well-being newsletters may end up in your spam folder* *How to turn off raging hunger during a fast* *How 40-second intervals of intense cardio can strengthen your mitochondria* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Asprey's new book, Fast This Way, which you can find at https://fastthisway.com. 
Jan 01, 2021
270: Everything you’d ever want to know about productivity | Steven Kotler, performance expert
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Steven Kotler: “Peak performance is nothing more than getting our biology to work for us rather than against us.” Kotler, a performance expert, New York Times bestselling author, and founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to biohack your productivity so it lasts, plus: *How to find your primary flow activity* *How dopamine leads to narcissism* *Why you get more pessimistic as you age* *The link between intrinsic motivation and performance* *The three tiers of goal setting & which one to focus on for productivity* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Kotler's new book, The Art Of Impossible, which you can find at https://www.theartofimpossible.com. 
Dec 30, 2020
269: Your brain on comfort food | Mitzi Joi Williams, M.D.
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Mitzi Joi Williams, M.D.: "If you treat yourself a lot, you begin to crave those treats more and more; versus if you are eating healthy, you crave those things more.” Williams, a board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained MS specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the neurological reason you reach for comfort food (and how to break the habit), plus: *How to sharpen you mind during downtime* *What loneliness looks like in your brain* *How overwhelming stress can result in physical symptoms* *The best foods for your brain health* *What gut health means for MS* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Dec 23, 2020
268: The keys to fulfilling relationships, self-awareness & success | Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew McConaughey: “We see sacrifice as a loss, and it's not. There's gain in sacrifices if we just see further down the road.” McConaughey—an Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, Greenlights—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to foster self-awareness on a daily basis, must-have qualities to make a relationship work, plus: *Why you can’t reach success without letting go* *How to know it's time to walk away from a relationship* *Why limitless resilience isn't always a good thing* *Why thinking about your eulogy can help you live more vibrantly* *How to connect with your neighbor in a divided society (& why you should)* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. And don't forget to check out McConaughey's book, Greenlights, which you can find at https://greenlights.com. 
Dec 14, 2020
267: The connection between your relationships & longevity | Marta Zaraska, science journalist
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Marta Zaraska: “Just like the way we think about eating veggies and fruits, we should think about relationships as a health priority.” Zaraska, a science journalist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the underrated ways social interactions impact your longevity, plus: *Why lonely people tend to get worse sleep* *The health benefits of living with a committed partner* *How your social interactions affect your gut microbiome* *Why we need to make empathy a habit* *The evolutionary reason you don’t want to get out of bed when you’re feeling sick* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. And don't forget to check out Zaraska's book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100, which you can find at http://www.GrowingYoungTheBook.com.
Dec 09, 2020
266: The fundamentals of plant-based cooking | Dawn Thomas & Joe Girard, co-founders of Swich
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Dawn Thomas & Joe Girard: "You can really take any dish and transform it into something that's plant-based.”  Thomas and Girard, the co-founders of Swich, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to cook professional-level plant-based meals, plus: *The best staples to stock a plant-based kitchen* *Why the sauce is most importnat when cooking* *How to spice up your meals if you're in a cooking rut* *Why perfecting your knife skills is the first step in learning how to cook* *What to cook someone to convince them plant-based eating is superb* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Swich! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Dec 04, 2020
265: The gut-skin axis & the skin microbiome | Whitney Bowe, M.D.
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Whitney Bowe, M.D.: "If you're just treating the skin from the outside-in, it's like a band-aid, a quick fix.” Bowe, a board-certified integrative dermatologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to strengthen your skin microbiome (and how you may be unintentionally compromising it), plus: *The connection between your skin microbiome and immunity* *What causes "leaky skin" & how to manage it* *The skin care mistakes you're probably making that make dermatologists cringe* *The signs you're sensitizing your own skin* *How a lack of sleep can actually lead to acne* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Healist Naturals! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. And be sure to keep up with Bowe on Instagram, which you can find at @drwhitneybowe. 
Dec 02, 2020
264: We need to talk about death more | Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.
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Shosana Ungerleider, M.D.: “Seeing the end of life as a part of life is, to me, critical for living a good life.” Ungerleider, an internal medicine physician; founder of the End Well Project; and executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated short documentary, End Game, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why talking about death can help you live a better life, plus: *How to advocate for yourself with palliative care* *How to talk to your loved ones about an end-of-life plan* *How to communicate with doctors when a loved one is near end of life* *Why we need to shift our "death denying culture"* *How COVID will change how we think about end-of-life care* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Healist Naturals! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. And be sure to check out Ungerleider's short documentary, End Game, which you can find at https://www.shoshanaungerleider.com/films.
Nov 25, 2020
263: Subtle signs you're dealing with a narcissist | Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy
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Perpetua Neo, DClinPsy: “Real narcissism essentially is a sense of object entitlement, knowing that you can play with other people's feelings.”   Neo, a doctor of clinical psychology, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to know when you're dealing with a true narcissist (and what to do about it), plus: *How to handle high-functioning anxiety* *The invisible ways you're stunting your personal growth* *The reason you shouldn’t think of your vacations as “escapes"* *How to test your emotional resilience* *How to make your demons work for you* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Nov 23, 2020
262: How spirituality changes your brain | Anna Yusim, M.D.
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Anna Yusim, M.D.: “There's a whole science to prayer. It's very powerful.” Yusim, a board-certified psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the link between spirituality and psychiatry, plus: *How to connect to a higher power in times of crisis* *How to find your soulmate while social distancing* *Why we need to talk about physician burnout & how to help support health care workers* *How recovering from COVID gave her a spiritual awakening* *How to use spirituality to dig out of the mental health crisis* Enjoy this episode sponsored by CVS! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Nov 18, 2020
261: What your tongue reveals about your health | Paige Bourassa, DACM, L.Ac.
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Paige Bourassa, DACM, L.Ac.: "The tongue is the only muscle you can see without skin on the body.” Bourassa, a nationally board-certified acupuncturist with a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what your tongue color means for overall health, plus: *How to become your own director of energy traffic* *What it means if you feel most creative in the middle of the night* *The link between sleep and acupuncture* *How to become grounded when you're feeling imbalanced* *How to manage aches and pains with practices other than acupuncture* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Nov 16, 2020
260: Do macronutrients really matter? | Garth Davis, M.D.
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Garth Davis, M.D.: “Food is not macronutrients. Food's got everything in it.”  Davis, a bariatric surgeon, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the most optimal diet for heart health (and why we need to look beyond macronutrients), plus: *Why you should probably get tested for calcium* *The best plant-based sources of protein* *Why olive oil is the biggest fight within the vegan community* *Why sourcing our food matters when it comes to disease* *What we're getting wrong about the Blue Zones* Enjoy this episode sponsored by CVS! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Nov 11, 2020
259: Where do you hold stress in your body? | Gail Parker, Ph.D., E-RYT 500
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Gail Parker, Ph.D., E-RYT 500: “Emotional pain is just as painful as physical pain, because they share the same neural pathway.” Parker, a psychologist and certified yoga teacher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the common areas people store stress and how to release it, plus: *How yoga can help strengthen your emotional resilience* *The strange reason you may feel antsy during meditation* *The difference between body awareness and cognitive awareness* *How to use yoga to help heal from race-based stress and collective trauma* *How to take your yoga "off the mat"* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Nov 09, 2020
258: Finding opportunity in a crisis | Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D.
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Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D.: “When we’re reminded of how impermanent we are, we become humble and realize that we need each other.” Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to find opportunities in any crisis you come across, plus: *The difference between happiness and joy* *How to build a true connection with your child* *How to help kids deal with anxiety* *How to break free of institutions and tap into consciousness* *How to reclaim your natural superpowers* To learn more about our beauty & gut collagen+ (grass-fed collagen+) in chocolate, visit mindbodygreen.com/choco35. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Tsabary's book, Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience, which you can find at https://getsuperpowered.com. 
Nov 04, 2020
257: What we got wrong about COVID lockdowns | Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D., M.Sc.
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Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D.,M.Sc.: “We haven’t protected people in lower-income populations, and we've especially failed in the inner cities.” Kulldorff, an infectious disease epidemiologist and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what we know about COVID transmission today (and what we got wrong with lockdowns), plus: *Why herd immunity is the most misunderstood term of 2020* *The potential collateral damage from lockdowns* *Why children are unlikely to transmit the virus to others* *How to flatten the curve for all populations* *What people can do to help high-risk individuals* This week's episode is brought to you by our supplements+ line! Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com, and use the code JASON10 for 10% off all of our life-changing products! Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 30, 2020
256: The best & worst foods for your skin | Keira Barr, M.D.
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Keira Barr, M.D.: “Your skin can reflect what you’re feeling on the inside, and what you’re feeling can be reflected on your skin.” Barr, a board-certified holistic dermatologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to get glowing skin (with and without skin care products), plus: *How exercise really does give your skin a glow* *Why we need to be talking more about menopausal skin care* *How to protect your skin microbiome amid COVID-19* *How to optimize your brain-skin connection & why it's important* *The one ingredient to add to your skin care routine in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Burt's Bees! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 28, 2020
255: You’re probably eating too much protein | Frank Lipman, M.D.
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Frank Lipman, M.D.: "It's a good idea as you get older to cut back a little bit on animal-based protein, so it won't have that negative effect on aging." Lipman, a functional medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how much protein you actually need (and what kind), plus: *Why "micro-movements" are better than the gym* *Why foot care is the cornerstone of healthy aging* *How to perfect your workout routine as you WFH* *Why salt is actually not as bad as you think it is* *Why you shouldn't use mouthwash if you have bad breath* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Burt's Bees! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Lipman's new book, The New Rules Of Aging Well, which you can find at https://drfranklipman.com/new-rules-poi/.
Oct 23, 2020
254: The connection between cortisol & weight loss | Kyrin Dunston, M.D.
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Kyrin Dunston, M.D.: “Cortisol is the mother of all hormones. It determines our sleep wake cycle, energy, weight, immune system—it’s vital.” Dunston, a board-certified OB/GYN and functional medicine specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why balancing hormones is crucial for weight loss, plus: *The best herbs and vitamins for optimal hormone balance* *How to test your hormone levels & why a "normal" lab doesn't mean you're in the clear* *How to tell if your hormones are interfering with weight loss* *Why high-quality sleep is the number one action item for balanced cortisol* *Why your gut is your most intimate relationship with the environment* Enjoy this episode sponsored by CVS! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 21, 2020
253: What we know about COVID today | Patrick Hanaway, M.D.
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Patrick Hanaway, M.D.: “The microbiome of the world and of our forests have an impact on the immune system.”  Hanaway, a board-certified family physician and leader of the COVID-19 Task Force at the Institute for Functional Medicine, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to strengthen your immune system in the face of COVID, plus: *Which foods and supplements can help strengthen immunity* *The top three medicinal herbs and why they work* *What steps to focus on if you're immunocompromised* *How to treat symptoms that won't go away, even after overcoming the virus* *How our forests' microbiome affect disease and immunity* Enjoy this episode sponsored by CVS! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Oct 14, 2020
252: We have success all wrong | John Mackey, co-founder & CEO of Whole Foods
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John Mackey: “Create value for other people. If you can’t do that, you’re not going to be successful.” Mackey, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how we should redefine success, plus: *How to find your true purpose in life* *What differentiates those who "make it" in business* *Why you should constantly evolve your team* *Why the phrase "work-life balance" isn't productive and what to do instead* *How to be a conscious leader and why it matters* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Mackey's book, Conscious Leadership, which you can find at https://www.amazon.com/Conscious-Leadership-Elevating-Humanity-Business/dp/0593083628/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?tag=mind0a3-20
Oct 07, 2020
251: How I reversed my type 2 diabetes | Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president
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Eric Adams: “No matter if you are eight or 80, you can be the person you want to be by taking healthy steps forward.” Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what he's learned about health since reversing his type 2 diabetes, plus: *Low-lift ways to focus on your health right now* *How to exercise every day without any actual workouts* *Why we aren't talking enough about nutrition amid COVID-19* *How a "100 point plan" can better your mental health* *Why we tend to normalize discomfort and disease* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Adams' book, Healthy At Last, which you can find at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/652065/healthy-at-last-by-eric-adams/.
Sep 30, 2020
250: The connection between fertility & longevity | Cleopatra Kamperveen, Ph.D.
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Cleopatra Kamperveen, Ph.D.: "Fertility is not fixed. Like there’s plasticity in brain, there’s plasticity in the reproductive system.” Kamperveen, a fertility and pregnancy specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why we should approach fertility from the psychosexual level, plus: *Why women who have children later in life are more likely to have a longer lifespan* *How people can unknowingly undermine fertility & what to do about it* *Why the term "infertility" needs a re-brand* *The connection between fertility & the female orgasm* *How focusing on the primemester can help you have a "superbaby"*
Sep 23, 2020
249: Common misconceptions about Ayurveda | Sahara Rose, Ayurveda expert & author
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Sahara Rose: "The only way Ayurveda will grow and survive is if we adapt it to what people need in today’s time.” Rose, an Ayurveda expert and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to follow the ancient concepts of Ayurveda in a modern world, plus: *Low-lift ways to incorporate Ayurveda into your daily life* *Why your vata dosha is probably imbalanced right now* *How to follow Ayurveda if you love eating raw foods* *How to discover your own dosha and how to keep them all balanced* *Why you should always start your mornings with something warm* To learn more about Ayurveda, you're invited to try our new Modern Approach to Ayurveda class with Sahara at mindbodygreen.com/ayurveda. Get 20% off with code PODCAST. Enjoy this episode sponsored by CVS! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 18, 2020
248: What you need to know about metabolic health | Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, M.D., M.S.
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Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, M.D., M.S.: “People often realize they need to make changes, but by this time the metabolic dysfunction could be going for 10 or 20 years.” Foucher-Urcuyo, a board-certified family medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why it's so hard to tell whether you're really metabolically healthy, plus: *The three pillars of eating for metabolic health* *Why weight is just another symptom of metabolic dysfunction* *How the healthcare system needs to change when it comes to chronic disease* *Why metabolic dysfunction stays silent for so long* *Why you don’t have to be a certain weight to be metabolically unhealthy* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Sep 16, 2020
247: How to reduce your exposure to endocrine disruptors | Leonardo Trasande, M.D., MPP
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Leonardo Trasande, M.D., MPP: "We cannot change our genome, which begs the question: What environmental factors are causing a spike in chronic conditions?” Trasande, a pediatrician, author, and professor at NYU, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to reduce your exposure to endocrine disruptors, plus: *How to tell if your canned food is really BPA-free* *Common household items where harsh chemicals lie* *Why "microwave safe" plastic isn't off the hook* *Why scratched plasticware means more than just wear-and-tear* *How opening a window can help limit your chemical exposure* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Trasande's book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer, which you can find at https://www.leotrasande.com/sicker-fatter-poorer-1.
Sep 09, 2020
246: The best & worst foods for anxiety | nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, M.D.
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Uma Naidoo, M.D.: “Every condition has links to the gut microbiome, and foods can drive a certain symptom or improve it.” Naidoo, a board-certified psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to eat for better brain function, plus: *Which foods can help you sleep better* *The healthiest way to drink alcohol for your brain * *Why you should have breakfast for dinner* *How to create a mood-boosting, decadent dessert* *Exactly how much water you should be drinking in a day* To learn more about our beauty & gut collagen+ (grass-fed collagen+) in chocolate, visit mindbodygreen.com/collagen. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Naidoo's book, This Is Your Brain On Food, which you can find at https://book.umanaidoomd.com.
Sep 02, 2020
245: You’re not healthy if you’re not breathing right | James Nestor, NYT bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
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James Nestor: “To keep inflammation down, one of the easiest things you can do is breathe slower and not breathe through your mouth.” Nestor, the New York Times bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob to discuss how to breathe your way to better health, plus: *How to increase your lung capacity* *How to breathe for better sleep* *Why humming is important for supporting immunity* *Why your nose has erectile tissue* *How breathing less can help you absorb more oxygen* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Nestor's book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, which you can find at https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath.
Aug 26, 2020
244: You’re mislabeling your emotions & why it matters | Susan David, Ph.D.
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Susan David, Ph.D.: “You cannot begin to do any sort of moving on until you have shown up to what is.” David, an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why correctly labeling your emotions can help you better handle them, plus: *Why emotional agility is critical right now* *How forced positivity and gratitude leads to the amplification effect* *How to recognize your emotions without letting them overtake you* *How to use your emotions as signposts for your values* *Why you should pick at least two emotions to describe how you're feeling* To learn more about our beauty & gut collagen+ (grass-fed collagen+) in chocolate, visit mindbodygreen.com/collagen. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out David's book, Emotional Agility, which you can find at https://www.susandavid.com/new-index.
Aug 19, 2020
243: We eat a credit card’s worth of plastic a week | Jesse Daystar, Ph.D., Chief Sustainability Officer, Cotton Inc.
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Jesse Daystar, Ph.D.: “From beer, water, and salt alone, we eat 5,800 pieces of plastic a year in the U.S.” Daystar, the Chief Sustainability Officer of Cotton Inc., joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to follow more sustainable clothing practices and the future of fabric, plus: *How changing your laundry habits can better the environment* *How to measure your water footprint* *How cellulose fiber contributes to the circular economy* *The key to decoding your clothing labels* *How to reduce the amount of plastic on your plate* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Cotton! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. To learn more about how much plastic we ingest every week, check out the 2019 study commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Aug 16, 2020
242: Grit, gratitude, & the power of anger | Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
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Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: “Its important to be careful with anger—make the distinction between anger and hate.” Hanson, a psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the benefits of anger and how to cultivate resilience, plus: *How to strengthen your grit muscle* *How to overcome your natural negativity bias* *How you can experience growth without pain or suffering* *How developing a sense of gratitude makes you more resilient* *How to have compassion for others, even if you don't agree with them* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Hanson's new book, Neurodharma, which you can find at https://www.rickhanson.net/books/neurodharma/. Thanks to Visit Sun Valley for sponsoring this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. Head to https://visitsunvalley.com/ to find out what Sun Valley has to offer
Aug 12, 2020
241: What is methylation & why it’s critical to your health | Kara Fitzgerald, N.D.
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Kara Fitzgerald, N.D.: “If oxidative stress is chronic, your methylation cycle can’t keep up—you’ll always have this drain on your antioxidant system.” Fitzgerald, a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why a healthy methylation balance is critical to health, plus: *Methylation adaptogens & what foods to avoid* *How certain foods can help regulate DNA expression* *Why adding pumpkin seeds can transform your meals into "super recipes"* *How methylation affects the aging process & how you can slow it down* *How to tell if your homocysteine levels are off & what to do* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Fitzgerald's book, Methylation Diet & Lifestyle, which you can find at https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/product/methylation-diet-lifestyle-ebook/.
Aug 05, 2020
240: Listening to your gut with food & business | Elizabeth Stein, founder of Purely Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Stein: "I need to feel good in my body in order to be a good business person at the same time.” Stein, the founder and CEO of Purely Elizabeth, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to stay inspired amid the global pandemic and how to build and evolve a successful brand, plus: *How to leverage old ingredients in new, creative ways* *What to do if you feel stale as an entrepreneur* *Why flax is the most underrated superfood* *How to use the kitchen as a creative outlet* *How to successfully manage a work-life balance* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Purely Elizabeth! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jul 31, 2020
239: Fast carbs vs. slow carbs | David Kessler, M.D.
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David A. Kessler, M.D.: "LDL, fasting blood glucose, and blood pressure: If we work on those as a country, we can change health care as we know it.” Kessler, a pediatrician and former commissioner of the FDA, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to change your diet for optimal metabolic health, plus: *Why your GI tract is more complex than you think* *Why only 12.2% of Americans are metabolically healthy* *Why eating less and exercising more isn't always effective for weight loss* *The perfect plate for metabolic health* *How to incorporate "slow carbs" into your diet* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Kessler's book, Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs, which you can find at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/fast-carbs-slow-carbs-david-a-kessler. Thanks to Prima for sponsoring this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. Visit Prima.co and enter the code MINDBODY for 25% off your first order. 
Jul 29, 2020
238: You’re probably breathing wrong | Brian Mackenzie, human performance specialist
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Brian Mackenzie: "At least 80% of your breathing in a day should be through your nose only.” Mackenzie, a human performance specialist, breathing expert, and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why we should all be nasal breathers, plus: *How nasal breathing can strengthen your immune system* *What to do if you can't breathe in your mask* *Why respiratory health is the new frontier in well-being* *How to strengthen your lung capacity* *How to practice slow breathing to reduce anxiety* To learn more about our hemp multi+, visit mindbodygreen.com/hemp. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Mackenzie's breath calculator, which you can find at shiftadapt.com/breath-test-calculator/.
Jul 22, 2020
237: Why anxiety is your friend | Caroline Leaf, Ph.D.
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Caroline Leaf, Ph.D.: "Your mind and your brain are separate but inseparable: Your mind changes your brain." Leaf, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use your mind to change your brain, plus: *Why you should practice brain building for 2 hours a day* *How to use your anxiety to your advantage* *How negative thoughts affect nutrition & the importance of "brain foods"* *Why sex & masturbation are crucial for mental health* *How to help your children become more resilient* To learn more about our Functional Nutrition Coaching Program, where you can get a solid foundation in nutrition from 19 of the world's top doctors and experts, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jul 15, 2020
236: Light as medicine & afternoon diabetes | Max Lugavere
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Max Lugavere: “Light is either a form of medicine, or it can potentially accelerate aging." Lugavere, a New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the types of medicinal light and the dosage you need, plus: *How we get "afternoon diabetes"* *Why being in nature is crucial for immune health* *Why you shouldn't have surgery in the morning* *The exact time your brain needs melatonin* *How the wrong amount of light can become pro-aging* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Lugavere's new book, The Genius Life, which you can find at https://www.maxlugavere.com/book.
Jul 10, 2020
235: How to build a relationship with our spirit | Shaman Durek
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Shaman Durek: “Find your direction, so the path you walk on is an authentic one and the wisdom you share will not fall on deaf ears.” Durek, a sixth-generation shaman and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to take true authentic action in the fight against systemic racism and how we can spiritually heal as a society, plus: *The real reason we judge others* *Why racism is a symptom, not the cause of our "sick" society* *Why timing is crucial for actually making change* *How love gives you the clear ability to see* *Why cancel culture is not productive* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Additionally, if there are any anti-racism resources you wish we would cover, please let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Durek in our first original documentary, HEALERS, which you can find at https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-26600/this-is-a-mustwatch-debuting-healers-mbgs-first-original-documentary-series.html.
Jul 08, 2020
234: We need a COVID reality check | David Katz, M.D.
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The loss we're experiencing is heartbreaking. Not to mention, we're acutely aware that the virus is disproportionately affecting impoverished and BIPOC communities. And yet, COVID-19 has become a pandemic of polarization with very little conversation in the sensible middle. Rather than coming together as a society, as a country, and more specifically as a wellness community, so many have taken the path of extremes when it comes to COVID-19. But no matter which side you’re on, preventative medicine specialist, David Katz, MD, believes it’s time for a COVID reality check. On this episode, Katz joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how we can reach middle ground (and why we should) when it comes to the coronavirus, plus: *Herd immunity & why there's no such thing as a zero-risk scenario* *Why there's no better time for a "get healthy" campaign* *Why we shouldn't wait for a vaccine before going back to the world* *Why you might have native resistance to COVID-19* *How mainstream media perpetuates our fear* To learn more about our Functional Nutrition Coaching Program, where you can get a solid foundation in nutrition from 19 of the world’s top doctors and experts, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Additionally, if there are any anti-racism resources you wish we would cover, please let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jun 30, 2020
233: Why our oceans are everything | Chad Nelsen, Ph.D.
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Chad Nelsen, Ph.D.: "The ocean is vital to human existence, and it’s really suffering a death by a thousand cuts." Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss "surfonomics" and how protecting our oceans does more than save the planet, plus: *Why environmental justice is crucial for a truly sustainable future* *How surfing feeds the mind, body, and soul* *How to become an agent of change* *The difference between a reactive and proactive movement* *How to protect our oceans without leaving our homes* This episode of the mindbodygreen podcast is brought to you by Cotton. Learn more about sustainable cotton production and care at TheFabricOfOurLives.com. Whether it’s an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at podcast@mindbodygreen.com. 
Jun 28, 2020
232: Becoming a radical peace warrior | Maya Feller, R.D.
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Maya Feller, R.D.: "We can’t run on anger—create the space to learn, unlearn, and find deep spiritual practice in a calm way." Feller, a registered dietitian and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to practice self-care during the fight for social justice, plus: *Why seeking out inclusive spaces is key to structural and individual change* *How her radical feminist upbringing has shaped her view of the anti-racism movement* *Why the health and well-being space needs a racial awakening* *How to act in allyship to yourself and neighbors* *How grounding yourself in nature can help you find necessary stillness* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Additionally, if there are any anti-racism resources you wish we would cover, please let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jun 24, 2020
231: You probably have dysbiosis—here’s what to do | Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.
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Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.: "Gut health is immune health. When you focus on gut health, you are optimizing your immune system." Bulsiewicz, a gastroenterologist and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to optimize your gut microbiome right now, plus: *The importance of eating a diversity of plants* *How you can poop every day and be constipated* *Why postbiotics are the most important part of gut health* *How to tell if you need to cut back on coffee* *How to make sure your frozen foods retain their antioxidants*  Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Bulsiewicz's new book, Fiber Fueled, which you can find at https://theplantfedgut.com/book.
Jun 19, 2020
230: We can’t fix what we don’t see | LaRayia Gaston
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LaRayia Gaston: “No one can fix the problem by themselves, but they can fix the problem in their corner of the world." Gaston, an activist, artist, and founder of the nonprofit organization Lunch On Me, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to implement social good into your daily life, plus: *How to reach love without reason* *Why you should meditate before making contributions to the world* *Why being submissive to each other is the key to progress* *How to apply what you've learned about anti-racism* *How to help nonprofits with their daily, "today" needs* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Additionally, if there are any anti-racism resources you wish we would cover, please let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Gaston at our 2018 revitalize event, as well as our documentary, which you can find at https://www.mindbodygreen.com/revitalize/video-library/breaking-the-cycle-of-homelessness-with-holistic-healing-and-love-without-reason and https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mbg-presents-a-new-documentary-on-activist-larayia-gaston.
Jun 17, 2020
229: Navigating the blood sugar rollercoaster | Kelly LeVeque
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Kelly LeVeque: "Focus the majority of your meals on being balanced, so when you do have that bite of birthday cake, your body will be able to suck it up." LeVeque, a holistic nutritionist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to pick the best foods for your natural blood sugar curve, plus: *The difference between acellular and cellular carbs* *Which foods can activate your sirtuins* * How to reap the benefits of cruciferous veggies without eating cauliflower* *The importance of balancing your amino acid profile* *Why starting your day with protein is the best way to cut cravings* Enjoy this episode sponsored! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jun 12, 2020
228: How to see beyond your own bias | Light Watkins
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Light Watkins: “If you haven trained yourself to think differently, your mind and body will revert you back to old ways." Watkins, a meditation teacher, mbg class instructor, and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why a regular meditation practice is crucial right now, plus: *Why discomfort is the true sign of progress* *The next step after educating yourself about anti-racism* *How to reconfigure your mind away from implicit bias* *Why consistency is more important than intent* *Why you shouldn't be afraid to say the wrong thing* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Additionally, if there are any anti-racism resources you wish we would cover, please let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jun 10, 2020
227: Good intentions don’t lead to proper results | Hill Harper
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Hill Harper: "Stop thinking that just because you have good intentions, it will lead to proper results. Intended, strategic, continuous, action on a daily basis is more important than good intentions.”  We truly believe at mbg that actions are louder than words; and right now, it’s the time for action that leads to impact. Which is why mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sits down with Harper, a humanitarian, award-winning actor, and four-time New York Times bestselling author, to discuss what we can do from here to make our country better for the minorities who have suffered for far too long, plus: *Why holding your country to the highest standard is the most patriotic thing you can do* *Why checking in on your black friends is not enough* *Why everyone has a part to play in finding justice* *How to put your privilege on the line and make yourself uncomfortable* *Why "listening and learning" can sound like an excuse* This episode is Sponsored by Breyers. Visit Breyers.com to find out more about Breyers CarbSmart frozen sweet treats!  Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Additionally, if there are any anti-racism resources you wish we would cover, please let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Jun 05, 2020
226: The science of spontaneous healing | Jeffrey Rediger, M.D.
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Jeffrey Rediger, M.D.: “A person does not have a heart problem or a diabetes problem. That person has a chronic inflammation problem.” Rediger, A Harvard Medical Director and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss incurable diseases and how to set the stage for healing, plus: *The power of social connection for immunity* *Why germs aren't the problem* *Why flushing the lymphatic system is important for healing* *Why faith is the antidote to stress* *What people who experience spontaneous healing have in common* This episode is Sponsored by Breyers. Visit Breyers.com to find out more about Breyers CarbSmart frozen sweet treats!  To learn more about our sleep support+ (magnesium+), visit mindbodygreen.com/sleepsupport. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Rediger's new book, Cured, which you can find at https://drjeffreyrediger.com.
May 29, 2020
225: A return to ancient superfoods | Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods
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Julie Smolyansky: “We all have our our grandmother’s recipes, our ancient superfoods. And there is science supporting those functional foods made from the earth.” Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why functional food is returning to comfort food, plus: *Why kefir is the champagne of dairy* *How to help loved ones healing from trauma* *How she triumphed as a 27-year-old CEO after her father's sudden passing* *Why we are only as strong as the weakest links in our community* *Why we should always invest in our guts* Thanks to Lifeway Kefir for sponsoring this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. Visit LifewayKefir.com for more information, recipes, and stockist information  Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 26, 2020
224: There are no accidents in life | Jay Williams
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Jay Williams: “I'm a firm believer that regardless of how difficult times are, there is a purpose. If I didn’t find purpose in difficult times, I would've been doing a disservice to myself.” Williams, an author, ESPN analyst, and former NBA player, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to cultivate a sense of purpose in every situation, plus: *How to live in a constant state of gratitude* *How becoming a father changed his definition of success* *How to reinvent yourself after a setback* *Why a growth mindset makes you more compassionate* *Why pain should be cherished* This episode is Sponsored by Breyers. Visit Breyers.com to find out more about Breyers CarbSmart frozen sweet treats!  To learn more about our sleep support+ (magnesium+), visit mindbodygreen.com/sleepsupport. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 22, 2020
223: The truth about metabolism | Cate Shanahan, M.D.
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Cate Shanahan, M.D.: "A person who is seemingly healthy can have an undiagnosed metabolic problem, because most people in the country are undiagnosed." Shanahan, a board-certified family physician, author, and nutrition consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers, sits down with mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what blood tests can help determine your metabolic health, plus: *Which seed oils are harming your health and what to use instead* *The difference between a fast vs. flexible metabolism* *The important food groups missing from the modern diet* *How to tell if you have "healthy" body fat* *How to keep your skin healthy after using hand sanitizer* To learn more about our sleep support+ (magnesium+), visit mindbodygreen.com/sleepsupport. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Shanahan's new book, The FatBurn Fix, which you can find at https://drcate.com/dr-cates-march-2020-book-the-fatburn-fix.
May 19, 2020
222: Your genes are not your destiny | Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.
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Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.: “If we know our genes, we know not how we're going to die—we know how we're going to live.” Bland, the father of functional medicine, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to approach your genes with a functional medicine lens, plus: *The top five plant-based foods for longevity* *The four quadrants of function in functional medicine* *How to practice functional medicine if you don’t have access to a practitioner* *Why you might want to drink more beer* *The next superfood and why it's so hard to harvest* This episode is Sponsored by Breyers. Visit Breyers.com to find out more about Breyers CarbSmart frozen sweet treats!  Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 15, 2020
221: Reimagine your happiness | Sharon Salzberg, meditation icon
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Sharon Salzberg: “The mind is powerful—you can use the same tools no matter the circumstances.”  Salzberg, a world-renowned teacher, founder of the Insight Meditation Society, and New York Times bestselling author, sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss meditation, mindfulness, and the power of letting go. She offers advice (plus a real-time meditation) on how to bring our attention back to the breath, plus:  *The relationship between grief, love, and overcoming great loss* *How to tap into your perspective* *The power of a structured meditation practice*  *How to pay attention differently to relieve anxiety*  *How to choose between formal and informal mindfulness*
May 12, 2020
220: The stigma of religion in the wellness world | Todd McCullough
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Todd McCullough: "I would listen to my friends in yoga class be so judgmental about conservative Christians, and I went back home to the south and would hear people be so judgmental of [my Santa Monica yogi friends]. But most of us are all good people who want the same thing." McCullough, a certified personal trainer, registered yoga teacher, and founder of TMAC FITNESS, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why we need to talk more about religion in mindfulness, plus: *How mindfulness can help you turn off your aggression* *Why spirituality and religion are two sides of the same coin* *Why HIIT is the most efficient workout for losing weight* *How to still the mind with movement* *How to cultivate your spiritual well-being* To learn more about our sleep support+ (magnesium+), visit mindbodygreen.com/sleepsupport. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 08, 2020
219: The strange future for restaurants | Kimbal Musk
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Kimbal Musk: "The global pandemic causes a reset of so many industries, and restaurants are at the eye of the storm." Musk, a chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob to discuss what the restaurant scene look like post COVID-19, plus: *Why he and his brother, Elon, like to play strategy games* *How online ordering can save the hospitality industry* *Why technology actually increases social interaction in restaurants* *How breaking his neck was the push he needed to reset his life* *Why you should be careful about starting a business right now* To learn more about our sleep support+ (magnesium+), visit mindbodygreen.com/sleepsupport. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 05, 2020
218: Micro moments for macro shifts | Kelsey Patel, reiki teacher & author
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Kelsey Patel: "You do have the power to fill yourself up. If everyone takes a little more responsibility for their own well being, we can walk out into the world together and actually lend a hand to someone." Patel, a reiki master, yoga instructor, and meditation teacher, sits down with mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to check in with yourself daily and prevent burnout, plus: *Why morning routines are so appealing* *How reiki can promote a sense of belonging* *How a hand washing ritual can help cleanse your energy* *Micro-moments to help give you peace-of-mind throughout the day* *How to optimize your energy hygiene* To learn more about our magnesium+, check mindbodygreen.com/magnesium. Also, be sure to check out Patel's new book, Burning Bright, which you can find at https://www.kelseyjpatel.com/book. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
May 01, 2020
217: COVID-19: Best nutrients & practices for immunity | David Sinclair, Ph.D.
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David Sinclair, Ph.D.: "I believe the COVID-19 spread will be reduced by increased temperature humidity. I thought those little droplets you sneeze out will evaporate and go away, but that’s not the main reason why Summer is less conducive to a viral spread." Sinclair, a Harvard geneticist and longevity expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the best nutrients and practices for immunity and to support longevity genes, plus: *The real reason the coronavirus spread might slow in the summer* *How increasing NAD levels can alleviate symptoms and increase survival* *How saunas can have the same effect as intermittent fasting* *The vitamin you need to restore a loss of smell* *Why vitamin D is essential for aging and immunity* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Be sure to sign up for Sinclair's curated newsletter at https://lifespanbook.com/sign-up/ and check out his new book, Lifespan, which you can find at https://lifespanbook.com.
Apr 27, 2020
216: Can we still live sustainably during COVID-19? Lessons from a zero-waste movement leader | Lauren Singer
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Lauren Singer: “Now is the time to learn how to make things yourself. Lattes, toothpaste, laundry detergent…Look at the things you buy packaged in plastic that are pretty simple to make.” Singer, an environmental activist and zero-waste movement leader, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to live a zero-waste lifestyle in a COVID-19 world, plus: *Why houseplants give us a sense of control* *Why prioritizing function over form always wins* *How you can live sustainably and still have a cluttered household* *The best freezer staples to have on-hand* *How to keep plastic away from landfills during the global pandemic*
Apr 24, 2020
215: Self-actualization, spiritual curiosity & choosing your “yeses” | Jen Hatmaker
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Jen Hatmaker: "When you’re more in tune with who you are, what you want, and what you need, you’ll be a more effective communicator." Hatmaker, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and TV personality, says being genuine with yourself isn't easy; she joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to listen to your inner voice and why it's worth it, plus: *How loneliness can affect our productivity, optimism, and physical health* *Why we should celebrate, not punish, spiritual curiosity* *How a growth mindset can lead to confidence and happiness* *How to choose your yeses and why you should* *Why passive aggressiveness damages relationships* Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Hatmaker's new book, Fierce, Free, And Full Of Fire, which you can find at http://jenhatmaker.com/books.htm.
Apr 22, 2020
214: What you're experiencing is probably grief—here's how to cope | David Kessler, grief expert
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David Kessler: "We weren’t meant to be islands of grief. We can’t physically be together but we can virtually hold each others hands." Kessler, a bestselling author and the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the different types of grief during the coronavirus and how to deal with loss right now, plus: *How to show up for people when you can't be close* *How grieving will change after COVID-19* *Why meaning is the 6th stage of grief* *How our society has messed up our grieving process* *How to grieve with love instead of pain* To learn more about our probiotic+, visit mindbodygreen.com/probiotic. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Kessler's daily grief counseling Facebook group, which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DavidKessler/?fref=mentions&__tn__=K-R.
Apr 20, 2020
213: Why fear can be good & the power of perspective | Ryan Holiday
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Ryan Holiday: "When we read a history book, we think it happens a long time ago. But we’re going through history right now, and sometimes history was not fun for the people who went through it." Holiday, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to remain resilient in the face of COVID-19 and endure the unexpected, plus: *How to use this time for reflection and personal growth* *Why communication from world leaders is key* *Why you should limit your news to what's actually new* *Why the optimists might have a harder time coping with the coronavirus* *Why we shouldn't be wishing to go back to normal* Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Apr 17, 2020
212: How to shop sustainably | Joey Zwillinger, co-founder of Allbirds
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Joey Zwillinger: "We need to give consumers a simple understanding of what they’re consuming—what's the price, quality, and carbon emission? If apparel labels were transparent, there would be such a clear barometer of what to buy as a consumer." Zwillinger, the co-founder of sustainable footwear brand, Allbirds, sits down with mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what consumers should look for in sustainable products, plus: *How consumers can lead the charge against climate change* *Why apparel labels should look more like food labels* *Why petroleum is so ubiquitous in our lives* *The newest natural materials to manufacture with* *How to really shop sustainably in this day and age* Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Allbirds! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Apr 15, 2020
211: How to be comfortable with the unknown & let spirituality make you feel safe | Roxanna Namavar, D.O.
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Roxanna Namavar, D.O.: “I've had enough of my own personal spiritual experiences that have shown me that there is something greater than myself. That's something that really grounds me in this life and gives me a real sense of safety.” Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, it's important to identify tools you can rely on that help you feel a little more at-ease. Namavar, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and board-certified psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the power of spiritual experiences and how to become comfortable with the unknown, plus: *The science of past life memories* *What she's learned about perceptual studies and the field of bioenergetics* *What children can teach us about self-awareness and slowing down* *How scientists can measure your energy and vibrations* *How to understand your own psychology and intuition* To learn more about our veggies powder, visit mindbodygreen.com/veggies. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Apr 13, 2020
210: Kevin Love’s playbook for conquering panic attacks & changing the stigma around mental health
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Kevin Love: "Athletes are thought of as superheroes, but success is not immune to depression." Love, a five-time NBA all-star basketball player, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what to do when you feel yourself slipping into a panic attack, plus: *How to stick to a routine during the global pandemic* *Why being too productive can actually be counterproductive for your health* *How the coronavirus can change the way we connect forever* *Why being vulnerable is good for your health* *Why social connection is the best way to offset depression and anxiety* Be sure to check out KevinLoveFund.com to learn more about the fight to prioritize mental health alongside physical health. To learn more about our veggies powder, visit mindbodygreen.com/veggies. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Apr 09, 2020
209: How to change your life from the inside out | Joe Dispenza, D.C.
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Joe Dispenza, D.C.: “Changing your fear to gratitude, appreciation, and kindness for just 10 minutes a day, three times a day, can strengthen your immune system by 50 percent." Dispenza, a New York Times bestselling author, sits down with mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to explore how we can use findings from neuroscience and quantum physics to enjoy a more purpose-driven and fulfilling life, plus: *How we respond to signals in the modern world that create stress*  *How a gratitude practice can channel a “memory of the future”* *The impact of fear on your immune system and overall sense of well-being*  *Objectivity of the body versus subjectivity of the mind, and how to navigate the two*  *How to shift your mindset from survival response mode to an environment for creativity* Learn more about the product that Jason swears by for stress support, hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Dispenza's meditations, which you can find at https://drjoedispenza.com/collections/meditations-english
Apr 06, 2020
208: The power of purpose, poetry & therapy (a happy ending) | IN-Q
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IN-Q: “Defining myself is like confining myself—I undefined myself to find myself.” As we navigate globally trying times, we continue to seek outlets and positivity amidst collective difficulties. Out of tension, uncertainty, and a radical definition of daily life, art from a new perspective is born. IN-Q (aka, Adam Schmalholz), an award-winning spoken word poet and author of Inquire Within, sits down with co-CEO, Jason Wachob, for a live poetry reading and discussion about his creative process, plus:  *The relationship between isolation, connectivity, and technology*  *Why we should be more vulnerable and embrace therapy* *How to use your inner voice to adjust to trying times*  *The power of creativity: Starting the process from a place of truth and not forcing the work* *Idea vs. ideology vs. identity and the freedom to choose your life* Learn more about the product that Jason swears by for stress support, hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out IN-Q's book, Inquire Within, which you can find at https://in-q.com.
Apr 02, 2020
207: Life lessons from a doctor who almost died from an incurable disease | David Fajgenbaum, M.D.
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David Fajgenbaum, M.D., MBA, M.Sc., FCPP: “I knew that there was no way I would make it to my wedding day unless I found a drug that could keep me alive.” Fajgenbaum, an immunologist and author of Chasing My Cure, sits down with co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how he created his own treatment for the rare Castleman Disease, plus: *Why we should stop waiting for perfect moments* *How college football helped prepare him for the ICU* *The importance of finding positivity during tough times* *Why a day-by-day mentality is key* *Why every action needs to be intentional* Learn more about the product that Jason swears by for stress support, hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out Fajgenbaum's book, Chasing My Cure, which you can find at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1524799610/
Mar 31, 2020
206: What an herbalist, midwife, & MD says about the coronavirus | Aviva Romm, MD
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Aviva Romm, M.D.: “This virus has a fatty outer layer—good soap can actually help break it up.”  Romm, an integrative medicine doctor, midwife and herbalist, bridges traditional wisdom and modern medicine for women’s and children’s health. As we continue to collectively face a global pandemic, she sits down with co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to adapt to the ebbs and flows of your new life, plus:  *How to keep a regular schedule, whether you’re an entrepreneur or used to being at home* *Why we should FaceTime two people per day* *How to support immunity through nutrition, supplementation, herbs, and adaptogens* *How to take care of your health if you have autoimmune, or are expecting/breastfeeding*  To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Enjoy this episode sponsored by Elixinol CBD. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Mar 26, 2020
205: How we can embrace the mystery & make our home a sanctuary | Mama Medicine
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Mama Medicine: "We really do have to be our own healers. When you look within, you're going to notice we have a lot of resources available to us in our own home and in our own hearts." According to Mama Medicine (aka, Deborah Hanekamp) and author of the book Ritual Baths: Be Your Own Healer, there’s another home project that’s DIY-friendly during the coronavirus: energy healing. She joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to practice energy healing in our own homes, plus: *Why embracing mystery will help us become stronger* *How to connect with nature without stepping outside* *How to create a healing ritual bath* *How to set intention for everything you do* To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Mar 25, 2020
204: Mental comfort food from a nutritional psychiatrist | Drew Ramsey, MD
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Drew Ramsey, M.D.: "One in five people have a mental illness, but all of us have mental health. We have to work on it." Even after COVID-19 is behind us, optimizing our mental health still matters. Ramsey, a nutritional psychiatrist, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how we should eat to minimize anxiety, plus: *Why playfulness is key during the coronavirus* *How to transform awareness into action* *How to help your kids be less anxious about COVID-19* *The difference between external and internal stressors* To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Elixinol CBD.
Mar 24, 2020
203: How to practice gratitude during the coronavirus | Light Watkins
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Light Watkins: “The more we can stay connected to the moment by living through a space of gratitude, the more intelligent decisions we’ll be able to make individually and collectively." It seems that people are using meditation as a way to cope with uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, no matter if they're new to the practice or a seasoned pro. Watkins, an internationally-renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author, joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why a gratitude meditation is crucial during this time, plus: *How to approach fear-mongering friends* *How to use time as opportunity for spiritual growth* *How small acts of kindness can change the world* To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out our classes on Meditation For Anxiety and A Meditation Expert's 14-Day Guide, first-of-their-kind learning experiences taught by Watkins, himself.
Mar 23, 2020
202: How to deal with COVID-induced anxiety, from Ellen Vora, M.D.
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Ellen Vora, M.D.: “There’s a lot to be said about surrender, being asked to let go of control. You can do your best, but also recognize some aspect of this is out of your control.” It can be frustrating when people respond to your stress by saying, “Don’t stress," especially as we face the anxiety surrounding the coronavirus. That’s why co-CEO, Jason Wachob, consulted Vora, a holistic psychiatrist, to discuss how to deal with our anxiety surrounding the coronavirus, plus: *How to have a healthy information diet* *How to ramp up self-care amidst a global pandemic* *What we can learn as a species from COVID-19* To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Also be sure to check out our classes on How To Control Anxiety and The Doctor's Guide To Falling Asleep Naturally, first-of-their-kind learning experiences taught by Vora, herself.
Mar 20, 2020
201: Deepak Chopra on how to spiritually navigate COVID-19
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Deepak Chopra: "I’m using this time to more consciously bio-regulate my own body through good sleep, stress management, movement, yoga, breathing, emotional resiliency, and fine tuning my immune system." While we’re facing uncertainty and anxiety during this global pandemic, we can use this time at home to slow down and focus on our health. Chopra, a spiritual icon and bestselling author, joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how he's using this time for a spiritual reset, plus: *The difference between a positive mind and a quiet mind* *How to create love in action* *How prayer and meditation can help in a time of uncertainty* *Why we should shift our meaning of happiness* To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Mar 19, 2020
200: 3 meditations for when you’re feeling panicked from Gabby Bernstein
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Gabrielle Bernstein: "We need tools that are going to regulate the nervous system and stimulate the vagus nerve, so that we’re not in a chronic state of fight or flight." As we face the uncertainty and fear of the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to stay grounded. Bernstein, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, offers three guided meditations to help regulate the nervous system and reduce anxious thoughts. She joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss: *How to show up for people in a time of crisis* *How to exude positive energy through virtual channels* *How to use this time for spiritual growth* To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Tune in to follow along with Bernstein in real time. Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Mar 18, 2020
199: How we're handling uncertain times & a guided meditation
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Our hearts are heavy, here at mindbodygreen, with so many people affected by the global pandemic. To that end, Founder and Co-CEO Jason Wachob shares what he's been doing in his own life in these uncertain times. Here's a simple breathwork practice he's using to stay grounded, a few tips to keep your life in balance, and a guided meditation from Sharon Salzberg's Real Happiness. Jason also announces we'll be providing some of mbg's best-selling classes for free. To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Mar 17, 2020
198: How friendship affects your immune system | Lydia Denworth
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Lydia Denworth: "Friendship is as important as diet and exercise for your health. Even more important on some levels." Denworth, a science journalist and author of the book Friendship, joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why you should maintain friendships even in a time of social distancing, plus: *How friends affect your immune system* *How to become a better friend* *How many hours it takes to make a best friend* *The three components you need in every friendship* *How to distance yourself from toxic relationships* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Mar 16, 2020
197: This is your brain on cake & how to train yourself to be less anxious | Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
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Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.: "Start by understanding how your mind works. If you can understand how your mind works, you can then start to work with your mind." Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins co-CEO Jason Wachob to discuss how to rewire your brain to combat anxiety and addiction, plus: *Why willpower doesn't work* *How to train your brain to crave vegetables over cake* *Why curiosity is our greatest superpower* *How to strengthen immunity from a mind/body perspective* *Why we get sick when we're stressed* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Mar 11, 2020
196: Why it’s bad to self-identify as an introvert & the health benefits of small talk | Celeste Headlee
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Celeste Headlee: "We think of idle time as wasted time. But [it's] incredibly productive. It's going to make you better at fulfilling your purpose than if you'd spent that time working." Headlee, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, joins co-CEO Jason Wachob to discuss the health benefits of slowing down and doing something with no productive purpose, plus: *How to have better conversations* *Why you should schedule social time like you would the gym* *How to recognize a conversational narcissist* * Tips for overcoming awkward silence* *Why self-identifying as an introvert is bad for your health* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Mar 09, 2020
195: How we can fight Alzheimer’s & why you should switch to espresso | Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.
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Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.: "When we talk about risk factors for Alzheimer's, we're out looking for... Do you have high cholesterol? What's your insulin level? Do you have pre-diabetes? Do you smoke? But the number one risk factor for women is their hormonal health." Mosconi, a neuroscientist and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how cognitive decline differs between men and women, plus: *Why being in a relationship can be good for your brain* *The crucial connection between Alzheimer's and menopause* *What she thinks about the Mediterranean diet* *The healthiest way to drink coffee* *Why you should get a brain health assessment in your forties* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Educated, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Mar 06, 2020
194: Why not all collagen is created equal | Robert Rountree, M.D.
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Robert Rountree, M.D.: "When you're eating a collagen product, there's more in there than just the collagen. If the source has pesticides or antibiotics, all those residues are going to show up in there." Rountree, a functional medicine doctor, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how to use collagen to promote healthy skin aging,* plus: - Why you shouldn't take hot baths - How to make sure your collagen is 100% pure - The skin-sleep connection - Why beauty starts with gut health - Why skin is the window to overall health Help support your skin with mindbodygreen’s beauty & gut collagen+ (grass-fed collagen+).* To learn more about this pioneering formula, visit mindbodygreen.com/collagen. Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!  Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Mar 05, 2020
193: Broccoli isn’t as nutritious as it once was & why you should give a crap about dirt | Mark Hyman, M.D.
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Mark Hyman, M.D.: “In a thimbleful of really good soil, there's more life than there have been humans ever to exist on the planet." Hyman, a functional medicine doctor, joins Jason Wachob to discuss what we're getting wrong when it comes to our food system and what we can do to fix it, plus: *What really goes into processed foods* *Why we need to start caring about our soil* *Why regenerative agriculture is the key to reversing climate change* *What to look for when shopping for fish* *Why even vegans need animals in the food system* Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Mar 03, 2020
192: Reversing autoimmune disease, ice baths & membrane pudding | Terry Wahls, M.D.
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Terry Wahls, M.D.: “I know in college and in high school, if you got 95% on your test, that would be probably an A. But stopping your disease with diet and lifestyle is far more important than just a test. It requires 100%." Wahls, a functional medicine doctor who reversed many of her MS symptoms with diet and lifestyle changes, joins Jason Wachob to discuss what she swears by for reversing autoimmune disease, plus: *What the Wahls Protocol entails* *Why she always travels with a head of cabbage* *The power of ice baths* *Why she only eats one meal a day* *Why organ meats are the best superfood* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 28, 2020
191: Meal prep & pantry hacks from Instagram's most influential food blogger, Rachel Mansfield
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Rachel Mansfield, recipe developer & cookbook author: "Just because I'm a recipe developer, doesn't mean that I'm having these gourmet meals all day. I keep things really simple." Mansfield, one of Instagram's most influential food bloggers, joins co-CEO Colleen Wachob to discuss meal prep hacks for when you're just too busy, plus: *How to make healthy meals if you don’t know how to cook* *Why she doesn't use the word "self-care"* *Why banana bread is the most versatile food for her family* *Why breakfast for dinner is always a win* *Why we should stop pressuring women to lose baby weight* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 27, 2020
190: Everything you’d ever want to know about raising a good human with Stephen Cowan, M.D.
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Stephen Cowan, M.D.: "Child development is not a race. It's a journey, it is a story that's being told. It has ins and outs and plots." Cowan, a holistic pediatrician, joins Jason Wachob to discuss tips and tricks on how to raise mindful, independent kids, plus: *Why alienation is the biggest epidemic today* *How saying "yes" shifts the nervous system* *How to stop tantrums in their tracks* *The weird similarities between children and computers* *How to give your child empathy training* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 25, 2020
189: How to hack your health (eating, sleeping & moving) with Ben Greenfield
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Ben Greenfield, personal trainer: “Think about your environment and how many times you're blasting your senses throughout the day—our neurotransmitters become exhausted from sensory overload.”  Greenfield, a New York Times bestselling author, and fitness expert, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how to take the perfect nap and how to get the most out of your workout, plus: *How to never be hungover again* *The right time to eat protein after a workout* *Why we should exercise slower* *How to take care of your neurotransmitters* *Why leaky brain is the new leaky gut* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 21, 2020
188: How your surroundings can help or hurt your health with Amitha Kalaichandran, M.D.
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“How can we redesign the patient experience so that it's more conducive to healing? How can we help health care professionals do their best work?”  Epidemiologist and New York Times contributor Amitha Kalaichandran, M.D., MHS, CPH, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how our physical environments can either help heal or harm our overall health, plus: *How we should really be reading research studies* *The benefits of forest bathing* *How we should redesign our hospitals* *Why we should heal the healer* *How to be less anxious about scary headlines* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 20, 2020
187: Why you’re stressed about stress & making keto heart-healthy with Ethan Weiss, M.D.
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“Ask somebody what keto is, and the foods that pop up would be bacon and butter and steak and lard. Most of us don’t appreciate that you can do keto without that." Preventative cardiologist, Ethan Weiss, M.D., joins Jason Wachob to discuss the small tweaks that make keto more heart-healthy, plus: *The egg-cholesterol debate* *Food rules vegans and carnivores can agree on* *Broken heart syndrome* *How to not be anxious about your anxiety* *The peaks and valleys of hunger* Enjoy this episode sponsored by Yogi Tea, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!  Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 18, 2020
186: The secret to true love & how to make it work with a narcissist with Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
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“There's a big difference between trying to get love and actually sharing love. We can't share love if we don't have love to share.” Relationship expert, Margaret Paul, Ph.D., joins Jason Wachob to discuss the secret to finding true, intimate love, plus:  *How to heal from a breakup* *Why you attract emotionally unavailable people* *How to make it work with a narcissist* *How to have healthy conflict in a relationship* *How to find “the one”* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!  Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 14, 2020
185: The two veggies you’re probably not getting enough of & how they can help balance hormones with Robert Rountree, M.D.
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"Certain foods can help balance out the hormone endocrine disruptors that we're being exposed to. Sea vegetables are one great example of that.”  Functional medicine doctor, Robert Rountree, M.D. joins Jason Wachob to talk about how many servings of vegetables you should have in a day and how to get more veggies, plus: - Why we need to be eating more sea vegetables - Why iodine is important in our diets - Why all the "detox docs" recommend chlorella - How nori can bind to heavy metals - Why you should have kale for breakfast Get 31 powerhouse ingredients in just 1 tablespoon of mindbodygreen's organic veggies+, a USDA certified organic whole foods blend.* To learn more about this pioneering formula, visit mindbodygreen.com/veggies. And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform! Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Feb 13, 2020
184: This is why breathwork is better than meditation with Gwen Dittmar
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“Breathwork, whether you're doing techniques, or you're doing healing work, is profound. It's efficient, it's effective, and it's inside of you.” Certified breathwork teacher, Gwen Dittmar, joins Jason Wachob to discuss why practicing breathwork is better than meditation, plus: *How breathwork gives you an endorphin rush* *How to clear your body from negative energy* *How breathwork can help create a positive company culture* *How to overcome a fear of flying* Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform! Also be sure to check out our new Breathwork class, a first-of-its-kind learning experience taught by Gwen Dittmar, herself. To learn more and get started today, visit mindbodygreen.com/breathwork Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 11, 2020
183: Bloat-busting foods, energy vampires & how to relieve extreme burnout with Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.
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“Micronutrients heal the gut, reduce head-to-toe inflammation, and help you become a natural fat burner. With various kinds of micronutrients, you literally feel like you've been plugged back in.”  Naturopathic doctor and New York Times bestselling author, Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D., joins Jason Wachob to discuss how nutrition can help solve burnout, plus: *The best bloat-busting foods* *How the people in your life can be inflammatory* *Why some veggies can make you feel bloated* *Micronutrients for energy and rejuvenation* *The modern approach to detoxing your body* Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!  Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 07, 2020
182: The mycobiome, digestive plaque & how we should really be studying autism with Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D.
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“All over our body—in our gut, on the skin, and in the mouth—we not only have bacteria, but we also have fungi. Imagine them playing together in a sandbox. Sometimes their play helps us, but if they’re imbalanced, we’re in big trouble.” Leading microbiome researcher, Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D., joins Jason Wachob to discuss the mycobiome, how it differs from our microbiome, and the best ways to optimize it, plus: *How garlic saved him from the Gulf War *How bacteria and fungi can create digestive plaque *How to stay healthy while traveling *The best “superstar” foods for gut health Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 06, 2020
181: Reversing insulin resistance, the carb challenge & why keto doesn’t work for everyone with Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D. & Robby Barbaro, MPH
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“Doctors are not trained to talk about food. They're trained in a system that prioritizes pharmaceutical medication, so they don't have the tools to be able to help people make the right lifestyle changes.” Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D. and Robby Barbaro, MPH, co-founders of the online coaching platform Mastering Diabetes, join Jason Wachob to discuss how they reduced their blood glucose levels and reversed insulin resistance through food alone, plus: *Why you should “challenge yourself” with carbs* *Why insulin isn’t the enemy* *How saturated fat is the gateway to disease* *Why plant-based keto is the better option* Enjoy this episode, and sign up to our podcast email newsletter here to be notified every time a new episode drops and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!   Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Feb 04, 2020
180: What medicine is missing with hormones & how to get the most out of your morning routine with Alisa Vitti
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“Everybody is hormonal—men, women, children, cats, dogs. Women are no more hormonal than the next person, but they’re told that their hormones are a problem, when they're really an asset.”  Alisa Vitti, functional nutrition and female biohacking expert and founder of the world's first menstrual healthcare platform, The FLO Living Hormone Center, joins Jason Wachob to discuss why optimizing our infradian rhythms is just as—if not more—important as our circadian rhythms, plus: *How your metabolism changes during your menstrual cycle* *Why you should have four different morning routines* *Why men are more productive in the morning* *When you should avoid an early morning HIIT workout* *Why the future of health is biological rhythm-specific* Sign up to our podcast email newsletter here to be notified every time a new episode drops and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!  Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com
Jan 31, 2020
179: Busting CBD myths, the entourage effect, & why your nervous system is fried with Robert Rountree, M.D.
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From cardiometabolic health to gut balance and digestion, your stress levels have a significant effect on your health and well-being. According to functional medicine doctor, Robert Rountree, M.D., stress is at the forefront of many health systems going awry, and it's crucial to implement strategies to help with anxiousness we may experience on a daily basis.* On another special episode, we dig into hemp multi+, our targeted supplement to promote calm and help tackle everyday stress.* Our founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sits down with Rountree to discuss how each ingredient can help us combat daily stress in order to better our overall health.* Tune in to this episode to hear how our specific blend of hemp extract and other potent botanicals can foster relaxation, promote a positive mood, and support a healthy central nervous system.* With all the CBD and hemp options out there, you’ll feel confident in the hard work we’ve put into the science—so you can focus on truly calming your mind.* To learn more about our hemp multi+ supplement, visit mindbodygreen.com/hemp. And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform! Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.com Sponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jan 30, 2020
178: The neurological reason you're making poor decisions & why loneliness is the root of our health problems with David Perlmutter, M.D. & Austin Perlmutter, M.D.
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Board certified neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., and internal medicine physician Austin Perlmutter, M.D., are all about creating next-level solutions for brain health. The father-son doctor duo sat down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how our lifestyle choices affect our decision making, an essential contributing factor to many of our health problems today. Tune in to find out how empathy can have real health benefits, how being in nature can make you more productive, and why we really make impulsive, instantly gratifying decisions (whether it's eating an extra slice of cake or skipping a run to watch TV). You may be be surprised to learn that we actually have the power to optimize our decision making—impulsivity isn’t so much a personality trait, but a state of mind. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!  Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or Spotify and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 28, 2020
177: Ketamine, MAPS & what’s next for psychedelic-assisted therapy with Gita Vaid, M.D.
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Board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Gita Vaid, M.D., has been not just researching psychedelic-assisted therapy in her practice, but she has found it to be a successful tool for treating depression in some of her patients. Her area of expertise is specifically with ketamine and she tells all to mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob. Learn how psychedelics have the potential to shift how we view and manage our mental health, plus the power of emotional connection and why we should make time to sit with our thoughts. Tune in to this episode to find out what happens during a typical doctor-monitored ketamine-assisted therapy session and how it can help people better access their emotions. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 24, 2020
176: You're probably not getting quality sleep—here’s how to fix it with Robert Rountree, M.D.
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We know we don’t have to tell you how important sleep is for your well-being. According to functional medicine doctor, Robert Rountree, M.D., the quality of your sleep might be more effective than the quantity of hours. That’s where our sleep support+ (magnesium+) comes in, as it can promote a more restful slumber and improves sleep quality, while promoting relaxation for the body.* Our founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sits down with Rountree to give you another behind-the-scenes look at the ingredients and science behind our new supplement+ line. This week, we're giving you a glimpse into our sleep support+ product.  Tune in to hear the entire process of creating sleep support+ (magnesium+) in full. You’ll hear first hand why we chose each targeted ingredient, as well as how each extract promotes better quality sleep and a refreshed wake-up. Prepare to get the deep sleep you dream about.* To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! To learn more about our sleep support+ (magnesium+) supplement, visit mindbodygreen.com/sleepsupport. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jan 23, 2020
175: Work addiction, antidepressants & attracting what you want with Gabrielle Bernstein
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You might be surprised to find that Gabby Bernstein, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and co-host of the Guinness World Record largest guided meditation, has experienced some burnout. She sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what she dubs as “work addiction,” how antidepressants saved her life, and how doing less can actually help you reach your goals. Tune in to hear glimpses into how she used spirituality to heal from trauma, as well as why she doesn’t work that hard (anymore).  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Also, be sure to check out our Functional Nutrition Program, a first-of-its-kind learning experience taught by acclaimed instructors. To learn more and get started today with a special savings, visit mindbodygreen.com/unlock. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 21, 2020
174: Low testosterone, the vagus nerve & a plant-based paleo diet with Robin Berzin, M.D.
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As the founder of the functional medicine practice, Parsley Health, Robin Berzin, M.D., knows a thing or two about integrative, holistic medicine. She sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how we can use the vagus nerve to calm stress, and why our cheeks turn red when we have one-too-many glasses of wine. Tune in to find out why we also need to start talking about men’s hormones and her recommendations for treating low testosterone. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! Also be sure to check out our Functional Nutrition Program, a first-of-its-kind learning experience taught by acclaimed instructors, including Robin Berzin, M.D. To learn more and get started today with a special savings, visit mindbodygreen.com/unlock.
Jan 17, 2020
173: Probiotics, Explained: What strains beat boat & support gut health with Robert Rountree, M.D.
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This special episode features another installment in our series of conversations between mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and functional medicine doctor, Robert Rountree, M.D. This week, we’re getting a lesson in the specificity of our probiotic+ product. Chances are you're looking to elevate your gut microbiome.* In this episode, Rountree talks about everything from fermented foods to the confusing world of probiotics, discussing why many supplements use a “sledgehammer approach” but it was important that we used a “workhorse approach” to our strain selection. Tune in to this episode to hear firsthand how we created our solution for beating boat, aiding digestion, and supporting regularity.* Head to mindbodygreen.com/probiotic for more info. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jan 16, 2020
172: Spotting a narcissist, healing from trauma, anxiety, and the gut-brain connection with psychotherapist Megan Bruneau, M.A.
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When it comes to inspiring professionals in the mental health field, psychotherapist and writer Megan Bruneau, M.A., has quite the impressive resume: She has seven years of education in psychology, her own private practice, and was dubbed by Deepak Chopra as "the millennials' therapist." She sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her personal health journey, both with her relationship to food and her relationship to yoga and meditation. In addition to how she healed from an eating disorder, tune in to hear therapist-approved tips on when it’s time to leave a relationship, how to know when you’re dating a narcissist, and how to tell if your ambition is turning into perfectionism.      To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode sponsored by Yogi Tea! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 14, 2020
171: The new science of cellular beauty & why it will transform your skin with functional medicine doctor Robert Rountree, M.D.
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BIG NEWS: We’ve launched our own, brand new supplements! On this special episode, mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sat down with functional medicine doctor Robert Rountree, M.D., to discuss how we formulated the line, walking you through each key ingredient and the latest science. This week, we dive into our first supplement, nr+. We talk a lot about NR (short for nicotinamide riboside), the key ingredient in nr+ as it’s the most researched compound that is clinically proven to increase levels of NAD.* We also discuss astaxanthin, rhodiola, phytoceramides, and betaine, which round out our formula to promote what we call, cellular beauty.* Yes, cellular beauty is now a thing! You’ll hear first hand how we created our solution for cellular rejuvenation and radiant skin.* True radiance from within is now possible, and it just got so much easier to find.* Head to mindbodygreen.com/nr for more info. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Jan 09, 2020
170: Why aging may be a disease we can reverse, with microbiologist David Sinclair, Ph.D.
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If you're going to take healthy aging advice from one expert, you might want to take it from Harvard geneticist and Professor of aging biology, David Sinclair, Ph.D. He sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to truly optimize our longevity. Tune in to find out why we should view aging the same way we view disease, as well as why we should add more stress to our lives. You’ll learn easy, tangible hacks to trick your body into thinking it’s ten years younger.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!  Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 07, 2020
169: How mindful movement can change our brains and help us find joy & purpose with psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
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Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., a prolific author and lecturer at Stanford University, believes mindful movement can quite literally reconfigure the brain. She sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her new book, The Joy Of Movement, and explain how movement quite literally changes the neurochemistry of our brains. Tune in to find out the many ways movement can create true joy and reduce pain, other than that familiar endorphin rush.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 03, 2020
168: How an M.D. lost 100 pounds from a plant-based keto diet with orthopedic surgeon, Carrie Diulus, M.D.
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Carrie Diulus, M.D., is a unique individual in the medical field—not only is she one of the handful of board-certified female orthopedic spine surgeons in the country, but she also wholeheartedly believes in using a holistic approach with every patient she sees. In line with her integrative approach, she tells mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, that diet and nutrition are essential components for maintaining a healthy weight, preventing type 2 diabetes, and can even help speed recovery after a major surgery. Tune in to hear about her own weight loss journey, as well as the best ways people can keep weight off (spoiler alert: A plant-based keto diet is a powerful tool).  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!  Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 02, 2020
167: Dietitian-approved ways to drink alcohol & be healthy with Jessica Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN.
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Jessica Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN, believes alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle. She sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and discusses everything from the best bedtime snacks that foster tranquility before we sleep (spoiler alert: The list includes purple potatoes) to what our cravings for ice cream are really trying to tell us, to how to make the healthiest choices when it comes to holiday drinks. Tune in to hear the best ways to have few beverages and still follow a nutritious, balanced diet. You might be surprised to hear that Cording actually wants you to explore different varieties of liquor. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 31, 2019
166: How to reach true success & confidence with bestselling author, Ryan Holiday
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As the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stillness Is The Key, Ryan Holiday seems to know the road to success like the back of his hand. His 10 other bestsellers are beloved by many influential individuals including NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities and political leaders. While the relationship between famous athletes and philosophy might not seem closely tied, he tells mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, that ancient philosophy has a rightful place in modern society. Tune in to hear what true confidence really means and find out how taking advice from famous philosophers can help you live a happier, more fulfilled, and successful life. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 27, 2019
165: How to raise mindful kids with Mallika Chopra, Deepak Chopra’s Daughter
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As the famous Deepak Chopra’s daughter, Mallika Chopra sure knows a thing or two about how to live mindfully. Chopra sat down with mbg Chief Content Officer, Olessa Pindak, to discuss her new book, called Just Feel, as well as how to raise mindful kids in an overstimulating, fast-paced world. Tune in to hear advice from this mother, author, and entrepreneur on how parents can help their kids overcome their anxiety. With Chopra’s tools, anxiety might not seem so scary—in fact, it might even become pretty manageable.   To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!  Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 23, 2019
164: How to get your kids to eat healthier on the road with dietitian, Whitney English, RDN.
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Dietitian, Whitney English, RDN, knows that steady, healthy meals help keep kids balanced and happy during vacations, which means a way better trip for the whole family. She sat down with mbg Chief Content Officer, Olessa Pindak, at this year’s Destination Wellness event and offered expert advice on the best ways parents can keep their kids satiated and energized, especially while traveling. Tune in for her tips on how to get your kids to eat healthier--after hearing her expert advice, you’ll have the tools to make almost every menu “kid-friendly.”  Enjoy this episode sponsored by Westin Hotels & Resorts! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These claims are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Dec 20, 2019
163: How to eat gluten in the healthiest way possible with executive chef, Ryan Hardy
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With an impressive resume of culinary gold mines (Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records, to name a few), executive chef and restaurateur, Ryan Hardy, certainly knows how to curate a meaningful eating experience. He sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the essentials of a star-quality meal, how to make it as an entrepreneur, and why we shouldn’t shy away from gluten for optimal health. Tune in to this episode to learn about the true power of meal—and Hardy’s secrets for making every meal a special dining experience.   To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 17, 2019
162: An R.D.’s Guide To Carbs with dietitian Maya Feller, R.D., M.S., CDN
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While many people steer clear of carbs altogether (hello, keto), dietitian Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., CDN, believes carbs are an essential part of a nutritious diet—people just might not understand them enough to reap their many benefits. She sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and discusses what her ideal dinner plate looks like, as well as her favorite seasonal picks at the Park Slope Food Co-op. Listen in to find out Feller’s ultimate guide to carbs, and the reason why we should have more of them on our plate. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode sponsored by Nature Made! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 15, 2019
161: Why traveling is crucial for brain health with New York Times bestselling author, Max Lugavere
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Brain health is incredibly important—who doesn't want to live longer, with a healthy, sharp brain? New York Times bestselling author of Genius Foods, Max Lugavere, sits down with mbg Chief Content Officer, Olessa Pindak, and debunks some of the most common brain myths. Tune in to hear exactly how to optimize brain health as you travel, what foods you should bring on the plane, and how traveling itself can actually boost brain power. Wherever you are in the world, you can make sure your brain health is in tip-top shape. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Westin Hotels & Resorts! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These claims are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Dec 13, 2019
160: How to calm your anxiety for a healthy gut with integrative gastroenterologist, Marvin Singh, M.D.
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Board certified integrative gastroenterologist, Marvin Singh, M.D., is a passionate advocate for functional medicine. He sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss gut-healing remedies like intermittent fasting and low-FODMAP foods, as well as the power of mindfulness for our guts—something we don't necessarily hear from a lot of GIs. Tune in to hear his unparalleled view on how we should approach digestive issues, coupling both gut-friendly foods with meditation and breathwork. You’ll find out why caring for your mind is just as important as probiotics when it comes to optimizing your gut health.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 10, 2019
159: How to know what tests to ask your doctor for with Frank Lipman, M.D.
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For a widely recognized trailblazer in functional and integrative medicine and a New York Times bestselling author of five books, Frank Lipman, M.D.’s, health philosophy is surprisingly simple. He sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and explains how to eat for anxiety, how to get optimal vitamin D levels, and the specific blood tests you should ask for at your annual check-up. You’ll find out how Lipman seamlessly combines traditional Western medicine with Eastern healing and the ways we can prolong our health, not necessarily our lives. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode sponsored by Nature Made! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 08, 2019
158: The best healthy travel hacks, according to three industry leaders
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Healthy travel is truly a balancing act. Three industry all-stars sit down with mbg Chief Content Officer, Olessa Pindak, to discuss how they each explore new cities without compromising their own routines: Whitney English, RDN, a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer; Rebecca Kennedy, a NYC-based fitness expert and celebrity trainer; and Max Lugavere, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Genius Foods. Tune in to hear each of these expert’s unparalleled advice in their respective fields and how to tailor your routine to experience all the local favorites a new city has to offer.   Enjoy this episode sponsored by Westin Hotels & Resorts! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter! To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These claims are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Dec 06, 2019
157: The daily habits of people who live longer with Blue Zones founder, Dan Buettner
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As a National Geographic Fellow, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and owner of three Guinness world records for biking, Dan Buettner knows a thing or two about adventure. He sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jascon Wachob, to discuss his adventures and what he learned from the “Blue Zones”—the five places in the world where people live the longest and are the healthiest. Tune in to find out what people in the Blue Zones eat for longevity and how they live happier lives. You may be surprised to find that we're doing quite the opposite here in the U.S.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Dec 03, 2019
156: Everything to know about women & keto with dietitian Ali Miller, R.D. L.D., CDE.
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Integrative functional medicine practitioner Ali Miller R.D., L.D., CDE, has a passion for the food-as-medicine protocol, as she uses nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment in her practice. She sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and explains optimal eating plans for combatting anxiety, taming inflammation, and balancing blood sugar. Tune in to hear glimpses into why inflammation could be the root of your anxiety, as well as the one mistake most of us are making on a keto diet. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode sponsored by Nature Made! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Nov 26, 2019
155: How to be more resilient with happiness expert, Neil Pasricha
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As an author, entrepreneur, and public speaker with a passion for positivity and simple pleasures, Neil Pasricha sure knows a thing or two about how to live a happy life. It’s exactly what he discusses with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, as he explains how to increase our resilience, foster difficult conversations with people, and how to teach our children to have thick skin in today’s society. Tune in to find out how you can grow your resilience muscle and why failure is actually a good thing.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Nov 19, 2019
154: The optimal diet for mental health according to nutritional psychiatrist, Georgia Ede, M.D.
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If you were to ask nutritional psychiatrist Georgia Ede, M.D., what’s the number one factor causing increased levels of anxiety in today’s generation, she’d passionately tell you that poor nutrition is the foundation of our struggles with mental health. Tune in as she sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and discusses what we should be eating to ensure optimal mental health—from our mood, to stress, sleep, concentration, and energy. Her own personal experience as well as what she’s seen with her clients has definitely surprised her, and I’m sure her tips will be a little unexpected for you as well (hint: It’s not your average plant-based eating plan!)  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Nov 15, 2019
153: How to know what type of intermittent fasting is best for you with integrative physician, Amy Shah, M.D.
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If there was a reigning expert in intermittent fasting for women, double board-certified integrative medicine doctor, Amy Shah, M.D. could very well hold the title. As a mbg class instructor with training from Cornell, Columbia and Harvard Universities, it’s no surprise she was named one of mindbodygreen's Top 100 Women In Wellness to Watch in 2015. Shah sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and explains an ideal fasting day in the busy working world, what to do if you’re struggling with your fast, and what a fasting schedule looks like for menstruating women. Tune in to find out how you can navigate the very personalized (and sometimes ambiguous) world of intermittent fasting. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Nov 12, 2019
152: How to sleep, eat, and exercise for a healthy brain with Ilene Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D.
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This episode of the mindbodygreen podcast features Ilene Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified neurologist who also includes acupuncture, neurofeedback, and herbal and nutritional guidelines into her practice. In this episode, she sat down with mbg Chief Content Officer, Olessa Pindak, and explains the best ways we can eat, sleep, and exercise to optimize our brain health. Tune in to this episode to hear glimpses into Ruhoy’s personal battle with brain cancer and find out why we should actually be thankful for our pain.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Nov 05, 2019
151: Foods you should be eating (but probably haven't thought of) with Desiree Nielsen, R.D.
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This episode of the mindbodygreen podcast features Desiree Nielsen, R.D., a renowned dietitian, TV host, and plant-based cookbook author. In this episode, Nielsen sits down with mbg founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and explains how our anxiety levels can shed light on digestive issues, as well as why we should prioritize gut health and decreasing chronic inflammation. Tune into this episode to hear more about her personal food philosophy—you might be surprised at the many ways you can make the most of a plant-based diet.  To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Oct 29, 2019
150: How to train your brain to deal with anxiety with Daniel Amen, M.D.
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This episode of the mindbodygreen podcast features Daniel Amen, M.D., a pioneer in the field of brain health. A double board-certified psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author, he has an unparalleled view on brain health, especially the ways in which we can take control of our own lives and strengthen our brains—no matter your age.  In this episode, Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sits down with Amen to discuss everything related to the brain. Tune in to find out the 5 primary types of brains, the best foods for brain function, and which supplements he recommends for optimal brain health. According to Amen, we have the power to better our own brains. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Oct 22, 2019
149: How houseplants can benefit your health with Summer Rayne Oakes
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This episode of the mindbodygreen podcast features Summer Rayne Oakes, a best-selling author and environmental activist with a pretty enviable green thumb. Oakes keeps over 1,100 plants in her 1,200 square-foot apartment (that’s around one plant per square foot!), tending to each one with individualized care. Oakes fosters relationships with every species that lives her “green womb” of a home, as she lovingly calls it during the episode. In this episode, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Colleen Wachob, sat down with Oakes to discuss the best ways to care for houseplants, as well as what newbies should look out for before committing to a plant pal. You'll find out how to position your plants correctly in your home, as well as if there really is a difference between rainwater and distilled water when it comes to watering your greenery. Tune in to hear glimpses into Oakes' plant community and find out whether purchasing a houseplant can actually feel pretty similar to going on a date. According to Oakes, horticulture could very well become the new dating culture. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Oct 15, 2019
148: Signs of inflammation you may be overlooking with Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP
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A leading functional medicine practitioner, Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP, is an expert when it comes to analyzing the underlying factors of chronic disease. In his practice, he customizes health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. And with this impressive resume, it’s no surprise he was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation. When Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sat down with Cole on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, he was so excited to hear details about his upcoming book, The Inflammation Spectrum. In this book, Cole educates people on how they differ in terms of an inflammatory response, as well as urges us to discover how our bodies respond to certain lifestyle practices, both positively and negatively. Another component Cole mentions is the fact that there are certain markers of inflammation that might look “normal” to the average eye, when really these signs can be crucial for diagnosing and treating certain inflammatory conditions. According to Cole, there’s quite a few ways to determine whether you’re experiencing inflammation you might not have thought about, until now. Whether you check the fullness of your eyebrows in the mirror, track your sleep habits, or mitigate your stress levels, you’ll be one step closer to pinpointing what’s causing your inflammatory response. And even if you don’t think you experience high inflammation, it may be worth your while to check in on these four commonly overlooked signs. You might be experiencing high inflammation levels without even knowing it! To contact the mindbodygreen team comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Oct 08, 2019
147: How to take control of your health with Bindiya Gandhi, M.D.
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When it comes to working with her patients, Bindiya Gandhi, M.D. has a goal of getting to the root cause of certain issues and making patients feel healthy in the most natural way possible. As a family medicine physician with a passion for functional medicine, Gandhi couples her traditional education and training with a nutritional medicine lens, making her a unique, cutting-edge professional in the medical field. Gandhi offers some great tips and advice (you’ll seriously want to listen to this episode of the podcast with a notebook and pen in hand), on a variety of topics we can approach with a “food is medicine” mentality, ranging from balancing hormones, taming inflammation, and fertility. Another topic she covers as she chats with Olessa Pindak, mindbodygreen's Chief Content Officer, is how she advises her patients to optimize their gut health. Gut health should be a priority, Gandhi states, because of its ability to affect so many other processes in our bodies. When our gut health becomes compromised, it can lead to chronic issues like IBS, SIBO, and Chron’s disease, and can even have an effect on our brain health. “The gut is so important. You want to diversify it and keep it healthy,” she says. “If you have an imbalance of good bacteria,” Gandhi says. “That's going to link to heart disease later on in life, or Alzheimer's, or other medical conditions, or autoimmune conditions. So to me, gut health is so important. All medical problems start in the gut.” The good thing is, we can take control of our gut health (and our overall health, for that matter!) by eating a diverse diet and making sure we get our fill of probiotics and prebiotics. Food really is medicine, take it from Gandhi, herself. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Oct 01, 2019
146: How to biohack safely & effectively with Molly Maloof, M.D.
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These days, it’s not uncommon for people to strive to be more proactive about their health and prevent diseases before even the preliminary signs of an illness arise. Molly Maloof, M.D., a personalized medicine physician and one of our speakers at this year’s revitalize event, works with the top Silicon Valley investors and executives on how to seek empowerment and prescribe health in all aspects of life—not just for the body, but for the mind and community around us. On this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, Jason Wachob, founder and co-CEO of mindbodygreen, sat down with Maloof to chat about how we can truly optimize our health, rather than trying to seek quick fixes whenever we’re feeling not-so-great. After discussing whether psychedelics can have a role in medicine, as well as how she sees the future of the industry shifting, it's clear that Maloof has an unparalleled view on how we can take control of our wellbeing. One way she mentions we can ensure a healthy body and mind is by biohacking safely and effectively. “Biohacking is an opportunity to go beyond sickness billing and waiting to be broken and learning how to identify the earliest markers of disease,” she says. “It’s bringing tools that have been used in mainstream medicine but applying them to optimize health.” In this episode of the podcast, you'll hear all about Maloof's stance on which wellness practices we should maintain and add to our lives to maximize health. Rather than tackling problems as they arise, Maloof suggests that safe biohacks are proactive ways to ensure healthy living. Get ready to truly optimize your wellbeing.   To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Sep 24, 2019
145: How to cope with existential anxiety with Anna Yusim, M.D.
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Anna Yusim, M.D., works with many patients who come to her with the full spectrum of human issues, but one of the most common she sees is existential anxiety, a paralyzing fear for people who face it in their everyday lives. An award-winning psychiatrist, Yusim couples her medical practice with spiritual principles in order to treat this anxiety, which is a combination that truly promotes holistic healing for our minds, bodies, and souls. Olessa Pindak, mindbodygreen's CCO, sat down with Yusim on this week’s episode of the podcast to chat with her about the specific tools she utilizes during a psychotherapy session. She affirms that feeling anxious about our human existence is completely normal. Her first step to coping is to recognize that every human being has this same fear at some point in their lives (sometimes at many points in their lives, in fact), and that it’s a completely valid fear to have. Yusim is no stranger to supplements, and she believes that they can be helpful tools to cope with existential anxiety, especially if you’re living with any vitamin deficiencies already. “Sometimes, anxiety comes from low energy. People feel like something's off, and they feel so much anxiety because they don't feel like themselves,” she says. Even if you wouldn’t normally consider yourself to be especially spiritual, you’ll find that Yusim’s methods to cope with existential anxiety can help stress and uncertainty melt away. Just make sure to remember: Part of being human is pondering our mortality and the reasons why we're here. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Sep 17, 2019
144: How to protect your immune system with Heather Moday, M.D.
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While Heather Moday, M.D., is an allergist and immunologist. Through treating her patients with immunodeficiencies, she's noticed how her patient's diets and lifestyles affect the health of their immune systems.  mindbodygreen's founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sat down with Moday for this week’s episode of the podcast to discuss vitamin deficiencies, what's really causing our allergies, and other common ailments she sees most in her functional medicine practice. If you've ever wondered why nuts are so allergenic or if there's such thing as good inflammation, you'll want to tune into this one. Moday received her medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in allergy and immunology. She completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with the Arizona Integrative Medicine program and is board-certified in integrative and holistic medicine. She completed her functional medicine training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Kalish Functional Medicine Fellowship. She started the Moday Center for Functional and Integrative Medicine in Philadelphia where she practices both traditional medicine and integrative medicine.
Sep 10, 2019
143: How to raise future CEOs with Esther Wojcicki
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If there’s one thing journalist and teacher, Esther Wojcicki, knows, it’s how to empower children. She has raised some pretty successful daughters—Susan, Anne, and Janet—who have grown up to become the CEO of YouTube, the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, and the assistant professor at the UCSF with a Ph.D. and master’s in public health, respectively (Janet also spoke at our revitalize event in 2015!). Not only has Wojcicki learned the importance of empowerment in raising her own family, but she makes it a point to empower the children she teaches in school. A firm believer in making mistakes, Wojcicki knows how to create uplifting environments where kids can flourish and take healthy risks. When I sat down with Wojcicki on this week’s episode of the podcast, we chatted about her book, How To Raise Successful People, as well as the advice she would give to parents who want to empower their own children. Her instruction was simple, yet has remained with me since: treat your kids like adults. 
Sep 03, 2019
142: Why meat isn't the problem with Diana Rodgers, R.D.
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When Diana Rodgers, R.D., found out that she had celiac disease at 26, all of her digestion issues during childhood finally made sense. Growing up, she was underweight, frequently sick, and struggled with blood sugar related issues. These symptoms seemed to be a result of her gluten intolerance, but even when she incorporated gluten-free alternatives into her diet, she still found herself unsatisfied and, oftentimes, ravenous. It was only when she starting incorporating more fat (think raw milk and butter) that she started to see real progress in her digestion. Even further into her journey with different diets, it wasn't until she came across Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solutionthat she finally found the golden ticket for her eating lifestyle: real foods, less processed carbs. Her one takeaway after her own experience and completing her nutrition degree? Stay away from processed foods and don’t be afraid to up your intake of animal products. While this rule of thumb may sound simple, it can be quite difficult to maintain this lifestyle if you’re frequently on-the-go. Luckily, Rodgers sat down with co-founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob on this week's episode of the podcast to talk about the advice she would give people who, like her, are always traveling but have trouble following particular dietary restrictions or eating plans. For now, whether you have back-to-back business trips lined up or you’re just a professional jetsetter, these are the tips you need to know for maintaining a healthy eating plan, no matter the zip code. According to Rodgers, eating simple, organic meals is the best way to ensure a healthy diet while traveling, which is an eating standard we can definitely stand behind. Check out this week’s podcast for more tips and tricks on how to eat the Rodgers way.
Aug 27, 2019
141: How to boost longevity at the cellular level—with Alyssa Dweck, M.D.
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According to Alyssa Dweck, M.D., enhancing women’s quality of life as they age makes up a significant portion of her practice. Although she works with women in all stages of life—she lectures various Westchester public schools in her spare time and educates students about important gynecological issues—she places emphasis on the relationship between the aging process and gynecological health at a cellular level.  What most people might not know, is that aging happens at the cellular level due in part to a lack of something called NAD in the body. NAD, at its core, is a substance that every cell in our body uses to turn food into energy, and it decreases as we age. It also decreases due to many other life stressors—being postpartum, excessive alcohol, over-eating, and getting too much sun exposure, to name a few. That said, it’s in every woman's best interest (no matter her age) to become well-versed in all things NAD and start taking the necessary steps to maintain levels of this coenzyme.  After chatting with Dweck, we learned that there are actually a variety of ways we can maintain NAD as we age: In addition to taking steps to combat stress, wearing sunscreen, eating well, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle, one of the most efficient ways to boost NAD is to start popping a vitamin B3 supplement on the regular. But, it turns out, not all B3 is created equally. In this bonus episode, we talk about her three favorites.  No surprise, Dweck frequently recommends this supplement to her patients (no need for a prescription, as this vitamin is sold over-the-counter), and those patients report back with glowing reviews, including significantly more energy. But, of course, we have to know: Does she take it herself? “I sure do,” the OB/GYN quips. Consider us really, really intrigued. For more tips on how to boost longevity and stay as healthy as possible as you age, check out this week’s podcast. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 23, 2019
140: Why you shouldn’t cut out grains—with Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.
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Will Bulsiewicz, M.D., is a go-to source when it comes to questions surrounding gut health. Board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology and published in America’s top gastroenterology journals, he’s seen hundreds of cases surrounding our most common gut health complaints. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University, as well as a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. When it comes to the gastroenterology and the microbiome, Bulsiewicz is nothing short of a seasoned professional. Jason Wachob, mindbodygreen founder and co-CEO, was able to chat with Bulsiewicz about whether cutting out whole food groups is really a good idea, as well as what he believes are the most important foods to consume for a healthy microbiome. For now, here are the three reasons why you shouldn’t cut grains out of your diet, straight from Dr. B himself. For more tips on how to create the perfect eating plan for your gut health microbiome, be sure to check out this week’s podcast. Maybe one day we can all be like Dr. B and participate in a rich, plant-based diet that will strengthen our microbiomes (with a cheeky treat here and there, for good measure).
Aug 20, 2019
139: How to wake up to your true purpose with Deepak Chopra, M.D.
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Deepak Chopra, M.D., is one of the most renowned spiritual teachers of our time. The author of more than 80 books, including 25 New York Times bestsellers, Deepak's groundbreaking work on metaphysics and the mind-body connection has touched millions of lives. At this year's revitalize event, Deepak joined me on the main stage to discuss consciousness and its role in longevity. You could hear a pin drop as the crowd listened attentively to his nuanced take on some of life's biggest questions. One topic that kept surfacing was this idea of "waking up," which Deepak writes about extensively in his upcoming book, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. There are many things keeping us from true awakening, stuck in a state that Deepak describes as "a lucid dream in a vivid now," and the rise of social media is a big one. From his perspective, social platforms actually often encourage us to focus on the self—and in the process only make us feel more separate from one another. They take us away from our shared humanity and cause a lot of suffering, self-loathing, and jealousy in the process. Waking up to our shared experience is the key to freedom, joy, and a life of possibility. Over the course of the 30-minute interview, Deepak also names the one higher purpose we all share, says what's wrong with today's wellness world, and explains how anxiety is a modified form of consciousness. Tune in for more thought-provoking—and sometimes mind-blowing—insights from the spiritual leader and latest recipient of mindbodygreen's annual Lifetime Achievement Award. This podcast episode is a special recording from our sixth annual revitalize event, which was held in Dove Mountain, Arizona, in June. The insights we learned on the main stage this year were too good not to share. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 16, 2019
138: The real toll of parenting on mental health with Alexandra Sacks, M.D.
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As a reproductive psychiatrist, Alexandra Sacks, M.D., helps people navigate the emotional toll of pregnancy and parenthood. A lot of her work is normalizing the ups and downs of motherhood. In the age of highly curated Instagram posts, Sacks breaks down the myth that being a parent is all joy all the time. She helps patients differentiate between the emotions that are to be expected with new momhood—ambivalence, isolation, and frustration—and more serious conditions like postpartum depression. She likes to use the phrase "matrescence" to describe this complicated time, which can mirror the awkwardness and discomfort of adolescence. Sacks lectures at major corporations on attitudes around maternity and paternity leave, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, and on NPR. She also hosts a weekly Motherhood Sessions podcast, where she has honest conversations with new moms to learn about their experience and her new book What No One Tells Youhas been dubbed "the new essential book for soon-to-be-parents" by Vogue. This podcast episode explores the intersection of feminism and medicine. In it, Sacks walks us through how to prioritize mental health before, during, and after birth; how to maintain quality bonding and attachment with your kids as a working parent; and so much more. If you're not expecting any time soon, Sacks also has sage advice on simple ways to support the new parents in your life. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 13, 2019
137: Do mind-altering drugs have a place in wellness? 4 experts debate
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Today's podcast episode is a special recording from our sixth annual revitalize event, which was held in Dove Mountain, Arizona, in June. The insights we learned on the main stage this year were too good not to share, so we're broadcasting them on the podcast over the next few weeks. Today, we'll hear four perspectives on the role of psychedelic drugs in today's wellness world. From the decriminalization of psilocybin in Oakland and Denver to the rise in ayahuasca ceremonies around the world, it feels like psychedelic drugs previously taken in hushed settings are now gaining mainstream appeal. So much so that the rate of use is quickly outpacing the research on how these substances actually affect the body. At this year's revitalize event, we invited four health experts to give their take on what exactly this means. What role, if any, should drugs like THC, MDMA, LSD, ayahuasca, and psilocybin play in wellness? Who should be taking them, and how can they do so safely? The panel covered massive questions like these, and, needless to say, not everybody agreed on the answers. And that included me! I jumped into the debate (a revitalize first) to say that after seeing too many friends have too many close calls, I don't believe they have a place in wellness. Tune in to the full podcast episode to dive deeper into this dialogue on when psychedelics expand consciousness—and when they do more harm than good. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 09, 2019
136: How to move through anxiety & quiet the mind—with Preethaji
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Preethaji was eight years old when she realized she was different—she could tap into what others around her were feeling and experience their pain, pleasure, and longing as her own. Over the span of decades, the spiritual leader has used this unique sense of connection to help millions of people tap into their own consciousness and overcome suffering. "When you feel the other, you have a great capacity to heal the heart," she tells mbg. Along with her husband Krishnaji, Preethaji now shares her teachings primarily at OO Academy, a philosophy and meditation school in India. Krishnaji and Preethaji believe that all suffering on Earth exists because of "an obsession with oneself," and the key to moving through pain is to look outside of yourself and tap into the collective consciousness. Easier said than done! But on today's podcast episode, Preethaji, who also earned a master's degree in business and has a special way of translating complicated spiritual philosophies into digestible, accessible language, shared one quick routine to get us started. "The serene mind practice is something that anybody can start doing," she says. "It doesn't take more than three minutes, but it is immensely powerful in helping you to get back to a place of calm." You can find more of Preethaji's rich teachings in her new book, The Four Sacred Secrets, and in today's podcast episode, which touches on everything from how to find purpose in life to how to raise the next generation of spiritual kids (good news: they're way easier to teach than adults!). To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 06, 2019
135: Why you need to wash your brain—with Steven Gundry, M.D.
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Steven Gundry, M.D., is an infamous name in the wellness world. With his 2017 New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox, Gundry—a medical researcher and former heart surgeon—cast doubt on a handful of foods widely thought to be healthy. His thesis is that foods containing the protein lectin (think beans, grains, nuts, tomatoes, peppers, chia seeds...the list goes on) actually damage the gut wall and pave the way for disease. Gundry argues that we should limit our intake of these ingredients and practice strategic fasting in order to give the gut time to heal instead. We knew that Gundry would have a fascinating take on what we should and shouldn't eat in order to boost longevity, and his talk on the revitalize stage did not disappoint. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode to hear Gundry share more of his thoughts on what to eat, when to eat, and what to avoid to protect gut health for years to come. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 02, 2019
134: How to eat for stellar gut health & beating bloat—with Nour Zibdeh, RDN
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Nour Zibdeh, RDN, is a nutritionist who's passionate about helping patients use food to improve gut health. Originally from Jordan, Zibdeh came to the states when she was 20 to pursue her nutrition degree—but it wasn't until she healed her own headaches, bloating, and brain fog using an elimination diet that she realized just how important the gut really is. "If you don't have a gut that's working, you're really not benefiting from anything," Zibdeh says, adding that chronic fatigue, skin issues, anxiety and depression, and congestion can all be symptoms of underlying food sensitivities. It's difficult to say how many Americans are currently living with some sort of gut issue since they so often go unreported, but Zibdeh guesses it's over 40%. Tune into this jam-packed episode to learn more about Zibdeh's food philosophy and get her take on how going Keto, eating a low-histamine diet, and intermittent fasting actually affect the gut. Over the course of the hour, she also dives into how to talk to your doctor if you suspect you have a gut health issue, how to get your kids to eat gut-healing foods, and how the shape of your poop can indicate the state of your digestion. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! This episode is sponsored by Honest Tea. Visit honesttea.com/podcast to learn more about Honest and how your small decision has a big impact.
Jul 30, 2019
133: We’re all dealing with some kind of trauma—here’s how to heal
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Lissa Rankin, M.D., and Kelly Turner, Ph.D., have both spent years studying how people use spirituality to overcome illness against all odds. And what they've found is fascinating. Turner, a researcher who has spent time with over 1,500 hospice patients, has identified nine keys to healing—and only two of them are physical. The others, things like releasing suppressed emotions and identifying your reasons for living, may be difficult to write a prescription for, but they provide a potent medicine. Rankin is intimately familiar with these more emotional approaches to healing too, and she has spent the last seven years traveling to lands near and far to study other cultures' sacred healing practices. When Turner and Rankin took to the revitalize stage this year, the topic of trauma inevitably came up. When trauma, no matter how severe, is left unattended to, it can spiral into the types of illnesses that these two New York Times bestselling authors are so intimately familiar with. "The more of those 'Big T' and 'Little T' traumas that build up in the system, the greater the risk of disease, especially as we get older," Rankin explained. Luckily, she added, recent science suggests that trauma is completely treatable. Turner agreed, saying, "We have the science now to apply to emotional interventions, and that's the marriage that I'm excited to finally be seeing. It's like, let's not just see what happens when you take this supplement or eat this new diet. What happens when you go through an eight-week forgiveness course? What happens to your body?" Here are four techniques that Turner and Rankin said show promise in getting to the root of trauma and helping us work through it so it doesn't continue to grow and intensify over time. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 26, 2019
132: How Curiosity, Frustration & Passion Led To This Cult-Favorite Product—With Justin Gold
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It's easy to be addicted to Justin's nut butters—and we're betting you'll love the cult product even more after listening to the story of its founder, Justin Gold. Gold's career started at a stand at the Boulder Farmers' Market, where he sold his homemade nut butter to hungry shoppers. It was a side gig to his day job waiting tables and working in a local REI. (The name Justin's is actually a nod to those early days when he'd label his jars with his name to ward off his hungry roommates.) In the 15 years since, the vegetarian and avid cyclist has turned the stand into a multi-million dollar company by staying true to his values and expanding his product line in a smart, sustainable way. In this podcast episode, Gold speaks candidly about his experience growing the business and the obstacles he encountered along the way. His explanation of the traits that define his entrepreneurial spirit—curiosity, frustration, and passion—is especially inspiring. These three qualities converged a few years into Justin's evolution when Gold borrowed $75,000 from his roommate's parents to start packaging his nut butters in portable squeeze packs people could take on the go. What he thought would be an overnight hit ended up being a bit of a flop—but instead of resigning to failure, Gold leaned on his curiosity and passion and started to investigate what was going on. "I literally would stand at the store, watch people shop the set," he says. Once he did, he realized that the way he was packaging the product and placing it in the store was off, so he made a few tweaks that changed the company's trajectory. "With that move alone, our jar sells really started to increase and took off, and it created this really great system where the business was able to create a sustainable and profitable foundation." Gold admits that the first goal of any business should be to turn a profit, and from there you can focus on helping the planet. Tune in to learn more about how this nutty founder manages to do both. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 23, 2019
131: How To Slow The Aging Process With Frank Lipman, M.D. & Robert Rountree, M.D.
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Today's episode is a special recording from our sixth annual revitalize event, which was held in Dove Mountain, Arizona, in June. The insights we learned on the main stage this year were too good not to share, so we're broadcasting them on the podcast over the next few weeks. First up: Two legendary functional medicine doctors discuss the science-backed secrets to aging gracefully. Frank Lipman, M.D., and Robert Rountree, M.D., are two of the most trusted voices in functional medicine today. Lipman is a New York Times bestselling author who has been marrying Eastern and Western medicine in a clinical setting since the 1980s, and Rountree's Boulder-based institute seamlessly blends functional nutrition, medical herbalism, and mind-body therapy. It's no surprise that the audience had their notepads out and pens poised when these two took the stage at revitalize 2019 to discuss aging. Over the course of their panel, Lipman and Rountree dove into the lifestyle factors that they believe dictate longevity. "You're not going to stop the aging process," Lipman forewarned, but certain factors can certainly help slow it down. Surprisingly, both doctors came out in strong opposition to some of the "magic pills" on the market today—and they don't recommend trying to biohack your way to a longer life span. Over their combined decades of experience, they've found that small, sustainable habits are far more effective than extreme, short-lived ones in delaying the aging process. Especially when you reach your '60s, Rountree and Lipman say it's important to take a "yang" approach to health: one that's built on plenty of sleep, gentle exercise, and fulfilling relationships. "Be kind, be generous, and the other stuff is the icing on the top," Lipman said, prompting Rountree to nod and smile in agreement. Tune in to this 30-minute episode to learn all about the specific longevity-promoting habits they recommend. Along the way, you'll hear them share how they slow aging in their own lives, including methodically restricting calories and taking the right supplements. Enjoy, and be sure to stay tuned until the end so you can hear these renowned experts answer the audience's burning questions in a Q&A. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 19, 2019
130: How To Be A Conscious Leader With Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey
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John Mackey, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, wasn’t always the leader and innovator that he is today. Believe it or not, John started his career as a busboy. Never did he imagine that he would create a grocery store that would launch a new era of health and wellness—an era in which people felt empowered people to eat well and live better. In this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast—which comes straight to us from the main stage of this year’s revitalize event—John delves deep into what it means to be a conscious leader in today’s world and why it’s important for all of us to be purpose-driven, loving, and authentic.
Jul 16, 2019
129: Bonnie Wright's 5 Simple Tips To Reduce Plastic Today
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With estimates that around 12,000 million metric tons of plastic will be in landfills or in our environment by 2050, it's easy to feel like this overwhelming issue is out of our control, but the change actually starts with us as the consumers. You may know Bonnie Wright better as Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter films, but she's much more. Bonnie is an environmental activist and advocate for eliminating single-use plastics, a film director, producer, and screenwriter. Colleen Wachob, co-CEO at mindbodygreen, sat down with Bonnie on the mbg podcast to discuss how she became passionate about reducing her impact on the environment and the simple ways she's cut down on plastic in her life. Growing up, Bonnie spent time on the coast of England with her family and came to love the ocean. She gained inspiration from her surroundings and developed an understanding of nature's cycles. Over time she's seen a cultural shift toward convenience and the subsequent negative impact on the environment. As a surfer who spends a lot of time on the water in California, Bonnie sees the amount of plastic pollution floating in the water and on the beaches. With all of this, she's made it a priority to reduce her plastic consumption. Here are some of the strides she's made that you may want to incorporate into your life.  Bonnie emphasizes that these changes did not happen overnight and recommends starting with one category such as beauty products or food containers and then moving to the next. "Even if your choice seems so small and insignificant, it does all connect," she explained. If you're feeling stuck with where to begin, she suggests noticing what self-limiting beliefs may be holding you back. Perhaps you feel like you're not good enough to remember to bring your own water bottle? These are normal ways to feel and are merely thought patterns that have been ingrained in us. To break through some of these, acknowledge that they are thoughts you can overcome and you are more than capable of making choices that support you and the environment.
Jul 12, 2019
128: How Chris Kresser Overcame Chronic Parasites & Healed His Gut
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In his early 20s, Chris Kresser, M.S., LAc, sold everything he owned and took off around the world. He wanted to travel and surf and planned to spend two years doing both. But his path took a turn nine months into the trip when he began experiencing symptoms of tropical illness, including vomiting, nausea, and delirium. After taking antibiotics, he was able to keep traveling, but several months later it was clear that this was serious. It didn't make sense—he was eating well and in the best shape of his life, and yet this seemingly small bout of sickness was evolving into a chronic illness. He decided to go home and seek medical help. Over the next five years, Chris saw upward of 50 doctors and practitioners to try to get better. It turns out he had multiple parasites. He spent most days curled up on the floor in pain and thought he wasn't going to have a future. That's when he began to look beyond modern medicine and discovered functional medicine and the paleo diet. By changing his diet and lifestyle, Chris was able to heal. Through this experience and his studies as a licensed acupuncturist, Chris has learned quite a bit about the power of functional medicine and how to keep your gut as healthy as possible. "To me, functional medicine was a perfect model," Chris says. "It synthesized the holistic approach of functional medicine and the perspective of looking at the body as a collection of interdependent systems, but then it also utilized modern diagnostics like blood testing, stool testing, and saliva testing—things that weren't available in Chinese medicine 2,000 years ago that I think can be helpful in determining the source or cause of the problem." To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 09, 2019
127: How To Release Tension & Align Your Body—With Lo Roxburgh
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At mbg, we've long been interested in recovery techniques as part of a well-rounded fitness program and predicted that we’d see an even greater shift toward it in 2019. Lo Roxburgh, best-selling author and expert on fascia and alignment, joins mbg's Chief Content Officer, Olessa Pindak, on the mbgpodcast to talk about how she got started in movement medicine and let us in on the best ways to relieve tension. Growing up, she was an All-American swimmer so understood the importance of taking care of her body. When her mother was diagnosed with Stage 5 breast cancer when she was 16, she took a step back and realized just how important the mind-body connection was. She went on to get degrees in nutrition and physiology and certifications in structural integration, Pilates, and personal training. Now Lo works with clients to help them align their bodies and inner selves. Recovery is a not only a vital part of a fitness routine, it's also become part of our wellness conversation. Join in! To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 02, 2019
126: How To Rid Your Home Of Toxins With Rhea Mehta, Ph.D.
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While it may not always be visible to the eye toxins are everywhere in our homes, and they can hurt our health over time. Olessa Pindak, mindbodygreen's CCO, sat down with Rhea Mehta, Ph.D., molecular toxicologist, and the CEO and Co-Founder of Bowhead Health on the mbgpodcast to talk about how to clean up our physical spaces for better health. As a scientist with a Ph.D. in Molecular Toxicology and Nutritional Biochemistry, she’s been trained to test different variables and monitor the reaction. For example, she encourages her clients to try out different products, let’s say, nontoxic cleaning products and then has them note any changes to their overall well-being. If you’re thinking, “I’ve made the switch to cleaner products and didn’t notice anything,” that may be because the toxins have not accumulated enough over time to be causing issues but they could be on the way. If you are struggling to find the root cause of a health issue such as adrenal fatigue, you may want to check if your home has mold in it as these may be correlated said, Rhea. It can be overwhelming to think about the sheer number of pollutants, dirt, and toxins that could be hiding all over, so instead of going through every single thing, Rhea makes it easy and shares her top three tips for lowering the chemical load in our spaces. We can’t always pinpoint what may be contributing to our health issues especially when it comes to tiny particles in the air, but these steps are a great place to start if you’re looking to clean up your home. For those of us hoping to find out exactly what’s going on with our toxin levels at home, there are companies that can test the air and water quality so you can get a complete analysis. At mbg, we believe our home is an extension of our self-care and can’t think of a better time to get started on giving it a little TLC. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jun 25, 2019
125: How Jason Karp Reversed Going Blind Through Nutrition
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We know lifestyle changes such as better nutrition, more movement, and less stress can make a big difference in our health. No one knows this better than Jason Karp, the chairman, and co-founder of Hu Kitchen and founder and CEO of HumanCo who reversed what was deemed an incurable condition through nutrition. He joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about his transformative health journey and share what we can do today for better health. At the age of 23, Jason started having double vision, brain fog, and hair loss, and an ophthalmologist told him he would likely go blind from what was diagnosed as a degenerative corneal disease. From there, he went to another doctor that (he credits with saving his life) who tested his blood and found his cortisol levels were some of the highest he’d ever seen. He told Jason he wouldn't live until the age of 40 unless he changed what he was doing. After an elimination diet for three months where he gave up packaged food, caffeine, and alcohol paired with more exercise, much to the doctors surprise they found his degenerative eye disease had reversed. While Jason is much healthier today, he still struggles with autoimmune issues and discovered he’s sensitive to stress and doesn’t detoxify environmental toxins and chemicals in products well. “I find stress to be much more potent of an inflammatory agent than anything else, including sleep and food.” Here are four of the ways that Jason supports his mind and body and recommends to anyone struggling with health conditions or hoping to boost their health. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 18, 2019
124: How To Protect Yourself From Negative Energy With Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAc
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We not may be able to explain it, but we all know what it feels like to be surrounded by negative energy. Jill Blakeway, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM) and a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist (LAc), has been practicing energy healing for over 20 years and joined mindbodygreen CCO Olessa Pindak on the mbg podcast to share her thoughts on protecting yourself from negative energy, creating healthy boundaries, and her own exploration into the scientific explanations of energy healing. Jill first recognized she could affect people's energy fields with her hands after helping a patient heal from prostate cancer through energy healing modalities such as acupuncture and hands-on healing without the needles. She doesn't credit their work alone with his recovery but says it was part of the equation. She explains that we all have a healing energy that flows through us called source energy, and by tapping into this, we can affect the energy around us. To connect with our healing power and separate from unwanted energy around us, Jill recommends an exercise that helps us get grounded in our own light. Here, she leads us through the exercise so we can feel centered and strong even amid negativity. "You don't need to wrap yourself in anything; you just push your own light out," Jill explained. "Just that exercise floods you with wisdom." By connecting with your inner light, you may find answers to questions you've been asking. If someone around you could also use some healing energy, with their permission, you may put your hands near them to share the healing light. This soothing transfer could help them to feel more aligned with who they are at the core and ease their anxiety. We cannot always choose which energy we want to surround ourselves with, but this type of practice teaches us to stay grounded in ourselves. Jill's experience with energetic healing and a deep understanding of how humans relate to one another is invaluable for those looking to heal themselves and improve their relationships with others. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 11, 2019
123: How To Sleep Better Tonight With Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D.
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The CDC reports that more than a third of adults in the U.S. are getting less than 7 hours of sleep which, according to their research, is not enough (getting less than 7 hours of sleep has been linked to issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and weight gain). While these stats may be enough to keep you up at night, there’s actually a lot we can do to get some better quality sleep. Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D., wellness entrepreneur and researcher, joined co-CEO Jason Wachob on the mbgpodcast to talk about what we can do for better sleep. It comes down to understanding what our bodies need and then putting the right things in. Chris has seen the immense impact nutrition has had on his mental, physical, and emotional health as well as his mother’s. Growing up, he watched his mother heal from fibromyalgia through eating more macrobiotics and doing practices like Tai Chi, and Qigong, and yoga. “I got a very early example to see how powerful diet and lifestyle could be in addressing chronic disease, said Chris.” This philosophy has influenced how he thinks about many common issues humans struggle with, including sleep deprivation. Chris shares his thoughts on how nutrition and small lifestyle tweaks can contribute to better sleep. Chris points out that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, and it’s worth trying out a variety of these tips to see what works for you. He recommends starting with basic sleep hygiene but said if you’re still struggling to find a solution or are interested, you could consider getting a comprehensive nutritional screening through your doctor. This could direct you toward which supplements will be best for you so you can get on your way to better sleep. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 04, 2019
122: How This Family Built A Huge Natural Food Business
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Consumers are demanding more from brands—authenticity, transparency, and functionality are just a few traits that people are looking for. It often comes down to the values of which the brand is built on and Veronica and Miguel Garza co-founders of Siete Family Foods are an example of a brand created on a strong foundation. The brother and sister team, joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about how they started a “better-for-you Mexican-American food brand” and why remaining true to their core values is critical as they grow. After Veronica was diagnosed with her first auto-immune condition at the age of 17, which then developed into lupus and Hashimoto’s years later, her brother suggested she try the paleo diet. Eating a healthier diet was just one component of her health puzzle that helped improve her symptoms, but she missed eating the foods she grew up eating like tortillas and chips. This led to her experiment with different grain-free flours. In her childhood, she learned how to make tortillas from her grandmother and decided to give it a try, this time with almond flour. She started sharing these delicious tortillas with her family and found more and more people around her were interested in a grain-free tortillas. “We saw how much it could help people, and realized that the best way to provide this product to people, make it more convenient for them, and have it change their lives the way it changed ours, was to put it out on shelves.” While building this brand, the seven siblings, who all work at Siete, have centered their growth around a list of core values which influence every product they launch and represent their roots as a Mexican-American family from South Texas. These are three that Miguel and Veronica spoke to as integral in creating an iconic brand. Enjoy this episode! Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
May 28, 2019
121: How To Heal Yourself With Kelly Turner, Ph.D.
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We all want to find ways to heal our ailments, but conventional medicine doesn’t always have the answers. No one knows this better than Kelly Turner, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author, who has been studying what she calls “radical remissions,” for years. She joined mbg founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob on the mbgpodcast and described this term as “the remission from cancer that occurs in the absence of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed.” In her book Radical Remission, she describes her interviews with people who were told they had days to live but ended up surviving and thriving some 25 years later. Kelly pioneered this research and traveled the world for a year to 10 different countries to find the radical remission survivors and their healers. During her experience, she found nine common healing factors among the survivors, which she explains in her book. The process of healing does not have a set prescription or a list of steps. Each of us will have a different path that includes things we put into our body and the things we take away. These nine healing keys that Kelly discovered as significant themes in the healing journeys of the radical remission survivors. She emphasized that you don’t need to have cancer to benefit from these ways of living. While she does not have research to show whether or not these factors are preventative, her colleagues and researchers have done multimodal longitudinal, randomized studies to show that these factors individually can help your immune system. These nine keys were not things the survivors did for a day and found they were healed, they made a commitment to the keys for life and saw incredible results. Wherever you are in your healing journey or the state of your health, supporting your immune system through these physical, emotional, and spiritual ways of being will be helpful. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
May 21, 2019
120: 5 Wellness Trends That Are Here To Stay, From Rohan Oza
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There are so many exciting things happening in wellness from personalized testing to plant-based burgers popping up at fast-food chain burger restaurants. We invited entrepreneur, investor, and shark on ABC's Shark Tank Rohan Oza to join us on the mbg podcast to talk about the exciting wellness trends he expects will stick around and how he sees them evolving over time. As a consumer packaged good expert, Rohan is versed in the products and trends that have the potential to make it into stores across the country rather than just the coasts (where wellness fads traditionally start). Rohan pointed out that he believes fads are more fleeting and draw attention on the coasts and eventually fizzle out, while trends are indicative of more significant conversations in wellness and are followed in the middle of the country. Rohan breaks down the seven trends he sees as major players in wellness now and in the future. With all of these trends, Rohan said to expect bigger brands and companies to take a large share of the space by expanding their product offerings to include even more products with functional benefits. He said these larger players will likely scale to meet the growing demands of consumers. It's promising to see that many of these trends fulfill people's growing interest in making wellness work for them. It means that more companies are responding to the need for personalized and accessible wellness. There's a long way to go in making wellness more accessible to all, but it's encouraging to hear that many of these trends are expected to find their way across the country.
May 17, 2019
119: How To Hack Your Hormones With Alisa Vitti
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Here at mbg, we’re always talking about hormone health because at the root of many health issues are imbalanced hormones. Stress, hormonal birth control, and trauma are just a few of the triggers that can throw our hormones out of whack, leading to things like weight gain, irregular periods, or anxiety. Too often symptoms related to hormone imbalances are disregarded as "typical PMS symptoms" or plain moodiness. Alisa Vitti, hormone health expert, author of WomenCode, and founder of FLO Living, an online health center for women, joined CCO Olessa Pindak on the mbgpodcast to tell us exactly why it's so essential that women listen to their symptoms and take hold of their hormone health. Twenty years ago, Alisa was planning to become an OB-GYN at Johns Hopkins when she knew something was off with her hormones—acne was showing up in places it never had before, she was gaining weight quickly, and her periods were gone. For six years she searched for an answer, consulting doctor after doctor, until she stumbled upon a passage in a medical journal that made it clear to her she likely had PCOS. Her gynecologist confirmed it and from there Alisa embarked on a two-year journey of trial and error to heal her symptoms, starting with blood sugar stabilization. Alisa’s personal experience healing her hormone imbalances with food and lifestyle changes is inspiring, and her actionable steps will encourage you to start thinking about what you can do to improve your hormone health. More than anything, Alisa urges women to pay attention to their symptoms and keep the conversation going with their healthcare providers. It’s never too late to transform your hormone health, and Alisa’s podcast is a great place to start. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
May 14, 2019
118: Yes, Wellness In The Restaurant Industry Is Possible & Michael Chernow Tells Us How
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When Michael Chernow got his first restaurant job at the ripe age of 13 he felt like he arrived. Now, with many successful restaurants under his belt plus two kids, the founder of the NYC sustainable seafood restaurant Seamore’s, co-owner of The Meatball Shop, and Executive Culture Officer of WellWell, a functional beverage brand offering sports and wellness drinks is taking his love of fitness and nutrition to every endeavor. It was that first gig that led to him becoming a dishwasher, then bartender, and eventually landed him a job as a bartender and server at Frank Prisinzano’s restaurant Frank. It was then that he got into alcohol and drugs, which wasn’t uncommon in the restaurant lifestyle. One day Frank took him aside and said “I love you, but I can’t watch you do this,” and said if he committed to getting sober, he could have his job back. This was a big enough incentive for Michael to get to the restaurant at eight in the morning sober and work. Since then fitness and wellness have become paramount in both his personal and professional life. When he opened his first restaurant at 28, he didn’t have much time to go to the gym so instead would run to work and do pushups in the bathroom. Now he’s waking up early in the morning, sometimes at 4:30 am to get to the gym so he can spend time with his family later on–whether it’s morning or night he doesn’t miss a day. Michael is also a big fan of functional nutrition and follows a mostly plant-based diet incorporating some protein and a little carbohydrates into his meals. Michael is so passionate about how fitness and wellness can impact our mental health that he’s extended his philosophy beyond his personal life. When he opened Seamore’s, he wanted to put an end to the idea that “the restaurant industry is all sex, drugs, rock, and roll, and smoking cigarettes.” For the employee orientation, Michael brought in yoga and mindfulness teachers and did a two-day self-development program. From that orientation, “fit squad” was created where once a quarter Seamore’s employees in all locations can come together to take a fitness class or bring a trainer into one of the restaurants. Michael credits the fact that 90 percent of the staff is original to this orientation where people got to know each other on a deeper level and participate in something that improved their health. This restauranteur is working to change the industry from the inside out through an emphasis on health and wellness. He’s seen how transformative it’s been in his own life and can’t wait to continue to share it in his restaurants and businesses. Michael’s inspiring story will encourage you to think about how wellness has already and could continue to propel your life forward in a positive direction. You’ll be left with tangible ways to incorporate more healthy eating and accessible movement into your life and will be excited to share with your community. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
May 07, 2019
117: Want To Live Longer? The Founders Of Onegevity Will Tell You How
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We all want to optimize our time on this planet and live the healthiest, longest lives possible. Joel Dudley, Ph.D., and Chris Mason, Ph.D., the founders of Onegevity, an AI-driven healthcare service, are committed to empowering people to better understand and take charge of their health through data-driven and customized solutions. Dudley and Mason joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about what they believe doctors should be testing for, what we should be doing daily for our microbiome, and why prevention is critical for the future of healthcare. A big topic here at mbg is longevity, and with advancements in genetic, microbiome, and blood testing we know more than ever before. In this episode, we delve deeper into all that, but here, they offer four things we can all be doing right now, today. Whether it’s longevity, cardiovascular, gut, or immune health, it’s important to remember that every part of our health story is connected. Mason and Dudley explain that it takes the whole picture to understand what’s going on inside, and they have us excited about what the future of health looks like. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Apr 30, 2019
116: How To Cook Dinner With Local Veggies Tonight With Wen-Jay Ying
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We know eating local is better, but it’s not always easy. We’re left wondering if we should head to the farmers market, join a CSA, or just seek out local foods at the grocery store? There are often more questions than answers, which is why we could not have been more excited to have Wen-Jay Ying, the founder of Local Roots and local foods enthusiast, on the mindbodygreen podcast. She talks about why she became passionate about creating access to local food and how you can incorporate more local foods into your diet right away. One of the best ways to experiment with local foods is through community-supported agriculture or CSA, said Wen-Jay. A traditional CSA model usually requires a 6-month commitment where the consumer picks up local vegetables at a specific location from local farmers. We discuss the pros and cons of joining a traditional CSA model, and as well as the ins and outs of Local Roots, an alternative CSA model, which offers delivery or pick-up options, a variety of vegetables, and the option to pay by season, week, or day. No matter which model you opt for, Wen-Jay says her favorite part of being in a CSA is the community that surrounds local foods: the people, farmers, and culture. When eating locally, however, you can run the risk of getting bored with eating the same veggie that’s in season, explains, Wen-Jay. What do you do with a week’s worth of beets? Here are Wen-Jay’s tips for getting creative regardless of the ingredients you have. Enjoy this episode, sponsored by SO Delicious! Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Apr 28, 2019
115: The No. 1 Way To Lessen Anxiety, According To Lori Gottlieb
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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the U.S.. With estimates of around 40 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with anxiety disorders yearly, it’s quickly becoming a national crisis. Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, columnist, and author of the new book Maybe You Should Talk To Someone joined me on the mbgpodcast to discuss anxiety as well as the biggest misconceptions about therapy and what it’s like to be both a therapist—and a patient. There are so many things that cause people anxiety including relationship troubles, financial burdens, and uncertainty. But Gottlieb believes one of the most significant culprits of anxiety is loneliness. “It’s so rare that people will sit in the same room together and have a conversation unmediated by screens, pings, or beeps, and just listen to each other and hear each other,” she says. If you’re thinking that sounds a lot like your social interactions; she says you’re not alone in that feeling. Gottlieb’s been both the therapist and the patient. In this eye-opening conversation, she reminds us that someone else is probably facing similar challenges and sharing our concerns with someone we trust may be life-changing. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Apr 23, 2019
114: How To Produce Less Trash With Sophia Roe
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Immediately upon entering the office to record the mbgpodcast, Sophia Roe is hugging everyone she meets. She radiates realness and positivity both IRL and on her Instagram, which is chock-full of food, beauty, and wellness tips. Though she started as a chef, Sophia is really a storyteller, whether the medium is food or words. Her perspective today is born out of her childhood challenges growing up in the foster care system, not knowing her father before his death, and having a mother who struggles with drug addiction. Food was somewhat of an unexpected savior for her as she found work in the kitchen of a raw food restaurant to support herself and then worked as a private chef. After finding out she had a cluster tumor on one of her ovaries and undergoing radiation, Sophia became interested in nutrition and healing herself from the inside out. She talks about being orthorexic for a period and explains how she finally found balance. As she innovated with different ways of cooking that supported her health and the health of others, she became passionate about cooking seasonally with local foods and finding ways to reduce food waste. In line with her wellness philosophy that centers around simplicity, she believes in small changes that make a big difference. She spoke to us about this and much more, so check out the full conversation.  Her story and actionable advice will inspire you to find what works for you and create consistency in your wellness routines. You’ll want to listen to the whole episode to hear even more including tips for how to develop a rejuvenating morning routine and why journaling is the self-care practice to consider right away.
Apr 21, 2019
113: Finding Your Soulmate & How To Heal Trauma With Biet Simkin
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Biet Simkin is an artist, spiritual guide, and the founder of the Center of the Cyclone, an experience that blends meditation, art, music, and self-reflection. She’s also the author of the new bookDon’t Just Sit There!. Her journey to becoming all of these things began in childhood, as she was raised by an awakened shaman and was meditating by the time she was two. She grew up quickly when her mother died suddenly from pancreatic cancer when she was six years old, leaving her with her brother and father. Biet joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about the ups and downs of her childhood & early adulthood, including signing a deal with Sony records at the age of 20 and battling drug and alcohol addiction for nine years. It wasn’t until her father died when she was 28 that she realized, “I can’t do this anymore.” She explains in depth the details leading up to the date she became sober, the birth then loss of her first child and how her life quickly opened before her eyes. In this episode you’ll hear about:How to know if you’re being called to be a spiritual teacherWhy blending music with meditation takes the experience to the next levelThe first step in healing your past traumaHow to get honest with yourself and connect with your soulHer path from the depths of darkness to living in what she calls a blissful state is absolutely inspiring. You’ll hear about her unique perspective on mothering her new baby Cash and the week where her body released the trauma of losing her first daughter. Biet’s vulnerability allows those around her to be open about their souls and authentic story. “I turned my life over to falling in love with my soul, which I call my soulmate,” said Biet and after listening to this podcast, you may just believe you can do the same. To contact us with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Apr 16, 2019
112: You’re Wasting More Food & Money Than You Realize With Tom Colicchio
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Tom Colicchio entered the NYC food scene in 1993 cooking for restaurants including Gotham Bar & Grill and then opened Gramercy Tavern in 1994. In 2001, Tom left Gramercy Tavern to open his own restaurant, Craft, to focus on serving dishes with high-quality ingredients in the simplest way possible. He is the founder of Crafted Hospitality, which includes several restaurants across the U.S. and has a mission to bring healthy food to more people. Tom is also the head judge on Bravo’s hit show, Top Chef, and uses his platforms to highlight the issue of food insecurity and food waste. Tom joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about his path to becoming a celebrity chef and why food issues became a prominent focus for him. He talks about his eye-opening experience as the executive producer of the documentary A Place at the Table, which delves into the roots of food insecurity in the U.S. “Right now in this country, we have around 40 million people who struggle to put food on the table,” said Tom. In light of this statistic, Tom is dedicated to getting healthier meals in schools. He worked with Michelle Obama to pass the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and has testified in front of Congress to push this mission forward. He’s also a huge advocate of reducing food waste as he's seen first hand the amount accumulated by Americans daily. “What we’re throwing out is not just food, it’s the resources it takes to make that food and produce that food. It’s a lot of energy, water, and also people’s lives,” explained Tom. He also lets us in on the one doable thing he does every Friday to limit waste and save money in his home and how we can get started reducing food waste in our home. After Tom started gardening six years ago he lost 20 pounds and shifted his food philosophy to being more plant forward. He talks about why he loves to cook seasonally and the three spring veggies he can’t wait to cook with. This episode will spark greater awareness about food access and encourage you to think about ways you can be a better food consumer.
Apr 14, 2019
111: The No. 1 Thing To Ask Yourself When You Can’t Figure Out What’s Wrong With Lissa Rankin
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Lissa Rankin, M.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling. She’s a physician, a mystic, and the founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute. Growing up as the daughter of a physician put Rankin on the traditional Western medicine track and she trained as a physician at Duke University, the University of South Florida, and Northwestern University. After practicing as an OBGYN for eight years in San Diego, she reached an all-time low. She was pregnant with her daughter, sick on seven medications, and overwhelmed by the guilt of not living up to her patient's needs. It wasn’t until she found herself sitting on the floor ready to end her life that she discovered what she calls her inner pilot light. Lissa joined me on the mbgpodcast to discuss this challenging time in her life and how her inner pilot light saved her. At the time, this voice told her to quit her job and she did not know what was next. For two years she felt directionless, but she, ultimately, started her own practice in Marin County, California. She found more and more patients coming to her with mysterious illnesses, but instead trying to solve their conditions simply with prescriptions, Lissa asked questions like “What does your body need to heal?” When her patients started to see positive results, she began researching spontaneous remissions and unpacking the profound impact of self-healing. While physician and mystic may not sound like they go together, Lissa believes the physician is the healer and believes there is immense healing available in the spiritual world if one is willing to access it. Lissa tells real stories of people who healed when they were told they didn’t have a chance. Her blend of expertise in the traditional medical world with experience in the spiritual realm provides a fresh perspective to healing that empowers the patient. Her words will leave you inspired to take your health into your own hands and help you find out how to trust your inner voice. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Apr 09, 2019
110: How To Transform Your Community With Majora Carter
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South Bronx native Majora Carter, is an urban revitalization consultant and real estate developer. Around the age of seven, she saw her neighborhood beginning to change, and her home and its surrounding neighborhoods featured on the news for being crime-ridden places. Majora joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about the life events and realizations that led her back to the Bronx after she tried, like many others, to leave. She faced a crossroads after graduating from NYU: She could either pursue her passion for screenplays or help her community become a place that people wanted to stay in. While her choice to serve her community was a path with more questions than answers, she said, “This is what I’ve been made to do.” From working to create a more sustainable solid waste management plan for the South Bronx to building the award-winning Hunts Point Riverside Park and opening the Boogie Down Grind Café, Majora Carter has transformed her community and inspired countless others to help. There were times of serious resistance from some groups and times when others jumped in to help wholeheartedly, she explained. The thing that kept her going? An unwavering belief that the place where she grew up had value—the environment and its people. She’s led by example, and since making sustainable changes such as the park on the river, she’s inspired more young entrepreneurs to stay and open up their businesses in the South Bronx. While the community isn’t “fixed” and there is always more to be done, the substantial improvements the South Bronx have seen act as a model for other impoverished communities. Majora is working on transferring these lessons to other areas that are faced with gentrification and the sinking feeling of having no value. Her incredible expertise in urban revitalization and commitment to building under-appreciated communities from the ground up is absolutely inspiring. You’ll be left with actionable steps you can take to support your own community and overwhelming gratitude for hometown champions like Majora.Enjoy this episode, sponsored by SO Delicious! Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Apr 07, 2019
109: Waiting For A Creative Spark? SOFI TUKKER Has You Covered
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When we think of musicians on tour we think of late nights, junk food, and a whole lot of partying—in other words, we don’t think wellness. While this may be true for many, SOFI TUKKER, a Grammy-nominated musical duo featuring Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, take their wellness practices on the road with them. Sophie & Tucker joined me on the mbgpodcast shortly after releasing their new single Fantasy to talk to us about what brought them together, bringing positivity to the stage, and how they spark creativity. Sophie and Tucker attended Brown University, where they met, and as Sophie told me, “the lack of wellness [in college] is really what brought us together, and we bonded over it.” Tucker had been an all-star basketball player at Brown, then had a severe illness that caused him to be bedridden for seven months, which was what ultimately led him to pursue music. As for Sophie, she explains, “I kind of beat up my body emotionally, physically, and mentally.” It wasn’t until someone close to her was diagnosed with bipolar disorder that she realized the fragility of life and how daily choices can impact our mental health. As they set out on their collaborative journey, they related to each other’s need for greater self-care. And while they credit wellness with some of their success, they both said it comes down to a unique approach to the creative process. They explained that they see two avenues to creativity: one is to wait for inspiration to come and then get down to work and the other is to continue working through the lulls and be ready for when the creativity comes. They both have a strong work ethic, staying late in the studio and creating on tour so that when the spark comes they’re already there and ready to make it happen. In this episode we talk about:The four unexpected wellness practices they do to prep before a concertTheir favorite ways to restore energy after big showsWhat’s in the smoothie bowl they make every morningSophie and Tucker are candid about the fact that wellness is a complicated journey. For them, music is about connecting with others from a present place and sharing positive energy and they acknowledge that this isn’t possible unless they care for themselves first. When asked what the future holds, Sophie said, “I would love to be in a place where it’s clear the world that we’re creating our music, and what we’re doing stands for something much larger than Sophie and Tucker.” Their words will inspire you to take action towards your dreams, put your health first, and be unapologetically you along the way. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Apr 02, 2019
108: You're Probably Vitamin D Deficient & Why It Matters With Steven Gundry, M.D.
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Want to live longer? Us too. Steven Gundry, M.D., is here to tell us how to do just that. As a heart surgeon and best-selling author, and author of the new book The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age, Dr. Gundry is doing what it takes to live a long, healthy life. When he was on the mbg podcast last February, he talked about avoiding lectins, grains, and sugar—all tentpoles to his New York Times best-selling book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain. Now, he’s back with even more insight on bettering our health and debunking the many myths of longevity. At the core of our conversation is the microbiome. In his practice in California, Dr. Gundry has been seeing what he calls “superolds” or people living beyond 100 years old. He’s found the common denominator in these individuals is a diverse, healthy microbiome. “It’s actually the microbiome, and its interface with the wall of your gut that will determine what happens to you,” Dr. Gundry shared. While it may seem genetics determine our health and longevity, he pointed out that our genome only plays about 6 percent into what’s going to happen to us and about 94 percent is related to our lifestyle: the food we eat and the people we’re surrounded by. In simple terms, it means we can do something to change the trajectory of our health. On his list for how to live to 100 and beyond is getting enough Vitamin D. “People with the highest vitamin D levels have the longest telomeres,” he explained. These DNA-protein structures protect our chromosomes and the longest ones are the most telling of our longevity. Unfortunately, there’s a high chance you’re not getting enough as 80 percent of Southern Californians are Vitamin D deficient (that says a lot). Dr. Gundry pointed out that it can take 40,000 IU a day of Vitamin D to raise someone’s Vitamin D levels, which he says is vital to our health. This episode will leave you with more knowledge about what’s going on in your gut and inspire you to make changes that could add years on your life. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Mar 26, 2019
107: The Two Easy Practices To Relieve Stress With Kelsey Patel
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After watching her family members struggle with addiction and depression, and living an intensely stressful life while working for the United States Senate, Kelsey Patel found herself with debilitating back pain and anxiety. Uprooting her life, she moved to Los Angeles and was introduced to Reiki and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). At the time she was skeptical of the healing powers of these modalities, but after seeing Reiki’s positive impact on her back pain and EFT on her anxiety, she took a leap of faith and started her Reiki training. Now a certified Reiki master, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and expert in EFT, Kelsey is transforming people’s lives helping them to recognize their authentic selves and full potential. Kelsey joined me on the mbgpodcast and explained how growing up in North Dakota she was never exposed to energetic forms of healing and it took a free Reiki session with some relief from her back pain for her to give it a chance. Kelsey started with her Reiki 1 certification where you learn how to do self-Reiki, then continued to level 2 where you learn the symbols and how to heal your past self, and finally to level 3, the master level. She explains how EFT, a practice that includes tapping on acupuncture points was helpful in opening her energy fields. In this episode you’ll hear about:How to use EFT and Reiki for stress and anxietyThe five-minute practice Kelsey recommends for getting in tune with the energy around usThe visualization she does every day to set boundariesWe discuss why she loves using weighted-blankets and yoga nidra to decompress after group sessions and how she found out she needed time to calibrate after doing healing work. With all of the healers out there, she shared her thoughts on how to begin when looking for an energy practitioner and what to look out for when you’re working with someone new. A large part of Kelsey’s work is helping people to get started on their wellness journeys, and as she reminds us, hers was no easy road. Kelsey meets people right where they are and encourages people to change the stuck stories in their heads so they can heal their emotional and physical pain. You can get started on your Reiki and EFT journey with Kelsey's mbg class Reiki Healing 101. Her words will inspire you to open your mind to new possibilities so you can step into the life you’ve envisioned. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Mar 19, 2019
106: Birth Control's Long-Term Side Effects With Jolene Brighten
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Jolene Brighten, NMD, is a naturopathic medical doctor, a leading expert in post-birth-control syndrome, the author of the new book Beyond the Pill, and a member of the mbg Collective. After struggling with post-birth-control symptoms like cystic acne and amenorrhea—and hearing her doctor say she was the only person ever to experience it—she decided to make women's health her life's work. Now, she has patients reaching out to her every single day saying "You're the doctor who believes women's birth control stories." This week on the mbg podcast, I sat down with Jolene to talk about how we should be addressing the rarely talked about but long-term side effects of taking hormonal birth control. She explains the science behind what the pill is doing to our health and the implications it could have on future fertility. We also discussed why women are starting to look for other options, beyond just oral contraception. "While 100 million women are using oral contraceptives currently in the world, we are seeing a decline in the number of the new generation that is coming of age," says Jolene. We talk about why we are seeing this trend, and it comes down to people listening to what their bodies are saying. In this episode you'll hear about:The cases for which she believes the pill is necessaryHow our thyroid affects our overall health and the test women should get yearlyThe tests she recommends for those trying to conceive in the next six monthsThe gene mutation to get tested for before going on the pillSo whether you're on hormonal birth control or not, this episode is for you. Jolene is an advocate for women's health and wants you to have the full story—before you make big decisions about your health. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Mar 12, 2019
105: Why Your Imperfections Are Your Greatest Strength With Kimberly Snyder
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Do you feel like you always have to be perfect? Well, for years, Kimberly Snyder, New York Times best-selling author, nutritionist, and the author of the new book Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life, felt that way too. Throughout high school, Kimberly struggled with eating disorders and, ultimately, found yoga as a way to connect with her body and ground herself. Instead of adhering to a strict diet and exercise regimen, Kimberly strives to stay in tune with her body's needs through morning walks on the beach, a plant-based diet, and surrounding herself with people who lift her up. In this episode we talk about:What her difficult pregnancy taught her about perfectionism in the wellness worldWhy her food philosophy is all about digestion and fiber-filled foodsHer unique outlook on the cause of bloating (hint: It doesn't have to do with food) It wasn't until her mother passed away within days of her son turning one that she understood perfection came from within. "Your value is not in what you do; your value is in who you are. Just being you is enough," says Kimberly. Her openness about her challenges with body image and the lessons she's learned along the way will inspire you to find a greater love for who you are and make healthier choices. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here! Visit solaraymycrobiome.com to find a probiotic supplement that’s scientifically designed for your lifestyle and needs, and get 10% off with code MG10OFF. 
Mar 05, 2019
104: You're Probably Dehydrated & Don't Know It With Kevin Rutherford
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How often do you really think about your hydration? Is it just after a hot summer day? According to Kevin Rutherford, triathlete and CEO at Nuun Hydration, that's not nearly enough—and focusing more on it may be the key to optimal health. Kevin joined me on the mbgpodcast to discuss the myths of hydration (hint: gulping down water is not the most effective strategy), and why people aren’t eating enough water-based foods. He unpacks how much water you should really drink every day and shares the five hydrating fruits and veggies he loves. “More and more people are realizing that to 'take care of myself I need to do more preventative versus reactive medicine,'" says Kevin. Nuun started out with a product for the sweaty athlete and while they continue to cater to those with an active lifestyle they are also developing products like the Immunity line for people who just want to be healthier and stay healthy. In this episode you’ll hear aboutKevin’s No.1 tip for staying hydrated on a planeWhy the future is female when it comes to sports nutritionThe most effective method for upping your water intake throughout the dayKevin’s words will inspire you to think differently about how hydration affects your health, and you’ll be left with some new and creative ideas about how to increase your fluids.
Mar 01, 2019
103: How To Calm Racing Thoughts With Lo Bosworth
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Some of you may know Lo Bosworth from MTV's Laguna Beach or The Hills, but that's so early aughts. Since her time in the reality television spotlight, Lo has taken the wellness world by storm. Inspired by her own personal struggle with anxiety, she found solace in mindfulness practices and naturopathic care that helped fill the gaps traditional medicine couldn't. She now runs Love Wellness, a female-first wellness company that aims to create a more open and honest self-care culture. She's a graduate from the French Culinary Institute, where she deepened her passion for nutrition and learned how to master the best cooking techniques in the world. We dish on how holistic self-care, from her favorite hot yoga classes to her daily skin care routine, has changed her life for the better. In this episode, you'll hear about:Lo's best tips and tricks to calm a racing mindWhat she eats in a day, including her staple breakfast that powers her through her morningsLo's honest opinion on social media, and whether or not she actually uses it"Personally, I was struggling in the category of women's personal care," she tells us. "I saw so many different doctors, and it was finally when my doctor started recommending more natural or homeopathic approaches to healing my body that I started to get better."Lo's self-care journey will inspire you to take the next step in your health no matter where you are. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Feb 26, 2019
102: What You Can Do About Your Fertility Today With Natalie Kringoudis
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Nat Kringoudis is a fertility expert, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor, acupuncturist, and best-selling author. When she first opened a health clinic 15 years ago, she had no intention of working in women's health but quickly noticed how many women were struggling with infertility and began to search for answers to their issues, always asking the question, Why? Nat joined me on the mbg podcast to talk about why fertility is a conversation that needs to begin long before women are trying to have a baby, how she uses TCM practices for her patients, and the most significant factors contributing to infertility today. In this episode we talk about:The No. 1 thing to address if you're struggling with infertilityThree nutritional tips for supporting healthy hormones and fertilityThe mindfulness exercise Nat gives all of her patients for the moment they leave the clinicWe talk about the foods that help balance estrogen levels and the big reason women should take the time to understand their menstrual cycle. You'll hear her thoughts on PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause, menstruation, and much more. Nat's holistic approach to women's wellness empowers women to take charge of their health, make proactive choices, and encourages us all to keep on asking why?
Feb 22, 2019
101: Finding What Feels Good For Your Body With Hannah Bronfman
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Hannah Bronfman is the founder of HBFIT, a DJ, and the author of the new book Do What Feels Good. Growing up with a mother who was a reiki healer and lover of crystals, Hannah was introduced to wellness at a young age. We talk about the career changes, illnesses, and lessons that shaped her wellness journey and led to her philosophy “do what feels good”. She joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about what we can do to bring more diversity into wellness and the simple yet impactful actions we can take today. She also shares her struggle with leaky gut and why she believes colon hydrotherapy is critical to gut health.  In this episode you’ll hear about:The gut-healing reason she doesn’t drink water during mealsHer three tips for staying well while travelingHannah’s go-to breathing exercise to use in intense moments“Wellness to me is not about eating organic food and going to boutique workout classes, wellness to me is really about those in-between moments—how you’re talking to yourself.” Hannah’s words will inspire you to push the boundaries of what society expects from you and define “healthy” for yourself. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Feb 19, 2019
100: Deepak Chopra, M.D., On Love, Death & Mindful Awareness
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A spiritual icon, the author of 25 New York Times bestselling books, and the co-founder of The Chopra Center, Deepak Chopra, M.D., has traveled around the world inspiring people to ask questions and rethink their perceptions of the world. I sat down with Deepak for the second time on the mbgpodcast to talk about awareness and the challenges of love, life, and death. He explains how each of us experiences consciousness every day and the paradox of reality we all struggle with. We delve into the constructs that humans fall into and how an understanding of the realm of consciousness can help you get clear on your path. In this episode you’ll hear about:How to find love after heartbreakThe No.1 healing force we need to tap into todayHow to reconnect with someone who has passedDeepak encourages us to question assumptions and societal constructs while staying aware of our thoughts and how we may be exiting consciousness unknowingly. He also shares the one surprising mindful-awareness practice he does daily to evoke a full-sensory experience. You’ll hear about the inspiration behind his forthcoming book Metahuman, and how you can get started on making conscious choices and practicing what he calls meta-cognition. Deepak’s perspective and experience in the physical world is one that encourages us to dig deeper into our interactions and the spaces we inhabit so we can unlock our infinite selves. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Feb 12, 2019
99: Wim Hof, Guinness World Record Holder, On Biohacking With Extreme Cold & Breath
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Wim Hof holds the Guinness World Record for the longest ice bath, he’s run a marathon in the desert without drinking and regulated his own body temperature and has held his breath for six minutes. It sounds crazy, but for the “Iceman” extreme cold and breath are the keys to his connection to himself. In this episode of the mbg podcast, Wim draws us into the icy depths of the sea sharing the moment 42 years ago when he first submerged under the ice and felt the power of himself “being unconditionally there." That feeling became his life-long catharsis, especially critical after his wife took her own life in 1995: "I had to survive, I went into the cold and it healed me." From there he discovered that through specific breathing techniques he could withstand any amount of cold to the point where he did not feel the low temperatures. He since has developed the famous Wim Hof method, which he says is “extraordinarily simple but also extraordinarily effective—and it is backed up by science.” Here’s what to get excited about in this podcast:How long your cold showers need to be for inflammatory suppressing benefitsThe breathing exercises you can do to master your biochemical processesThe most important life value we’re missingThrough his method, he tests what is humanly possible and has proven to suppress the inflammatory response, but, he says you don’t have to go to extremes to get benefits. Wim tells us that with the breath we can actually control our externals—relationships, stress, and biological stress. He is no doubt a professional biohacker, pushing the boundaries of what science tells us is not possible. While you may not be climbing a mountain in minus 27-degree temperatures, Wim’s unwavering belief (and proof) that the cold and breath is the source of wellbeing may inspire you to try it out. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Feb 05, 2019
98: LaRayia Gaston, Activist & Founder Of Lunch On Me, On Leading With Love
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An activist, artist, and founder of the Los Angeles–based organization Lunch on Me (LOM), LaRayia Gaston has made it her life's mission to help those who are less fortunate. It all began when LaRayia started giving food to the homeless anytime she saw someone in need. Fast-forward to today and LOM serves organic food to people on Skid Row six times a week, reaching 10,000 mouths a month. She joined us at revitalize in 2018 to deliver a moving talk about the issues of homelessness and brought to the stage Kevin Call, a previously homeless man who credits LOM with helping get him off the streets saying, "You loved me when I didn't love myself." We are so excited to have her back, this time on the mbg podcast, to talk about the most significant issues she sees in homelessness, how a holistic approach to wellness can create sustainable change for marginalized groups, and the future of LOM. In this episode you'll hear all about:LaRayia's experience spending 43 days on Skid RowThe biggest misconceptions about the homeless and how you can break down barriers and be part of the solutionThe one thing that keeps her inspired every single dayFor LaRayia, LOM is about "creating a space for people to heal themselves and feel empowered"—and that she does. We hope her words inspire some sort of shift in your perspective and encourage you to always "love without reason." To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jan 29, 2019
97: Tia Mowry, Actress & Cookbook Author, On Healing With Food & Parenting With Purpose
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You may know Tia Mowry from her role on Sister, Sister in the '90s in whichshe starred opposite her identical twin sister, Tamera Mowry. What you may not know is Tia is a big advocate for food that's not just healthy but that's healthy and delicious, which was the inspiration for her cookbook, Whole New You. From the age of 12, Tia loved being in the kitchen with her mom, starting as her mom's sous chef and eventually cooking multiple meals a week for her family. Everything changed, however, in 2006 when she was diagnosed with endometriosis, and her doctor recommended she change her diet. It was then Tia began to understand how food can be medicine. I sat down with Tia on the mbg podcast to hear about her wellness journey and how it has influenced who she is today. As a mother to her 7-year-old son, Cree, and 8-month-old daughter, Cairo, Tia lets us in on how she prioritizes wellness for herself and in her family's busy life. In this episode you'll hear about:The yearlong diet Tia credits for helping her conceive her first childHow Tia gets her kids excited in the kitchen!The No. 1 piece of advice she would give for couples struggling with infertilityTia opens up about the struggles she faced during her pregnancies and why she felt compelled to write her first book, Oh, Baby! She tells us about the times when wellness has fallen to the bottom of her priority list and the two practices she turns to that always bring it back up. "You have to prioritize yourself and take care of you," she says, acknowledging that it's easier said than done. Her personal stories, advice, and go-to routines will inspire you to find forgiveness for yourself, no matter where you are in your wellness journey. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jan 25, 2019
96: Sheeva Talebian, M.D., On Fertility & The No.1 Reason Women Are Not Getting Pregnant
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Dr. Sheeva Talebian is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. After graduating top of her class from Colombia University, she went on to get her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and continued her training at New York University where she did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Sheeva joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about what inspired her to become a fertility specialist and why the future of fertility testing excites her. She tells about recent successes with her patients after starting to blend her traditional Western medical background with more Eastern-influenced practices such as a Traditional Chinese Medicine diet, acupuncture, and anti-inflammatory supplements. In this podcast you’ll hear about:The main reasons most couples are not getting pregnant (and the myths debunked)The less-talked about role that men’s sperm has in infertility and the conversation you need to haveThe key factors to consider when considering fertility testing and the age she recommends women start.We also discuss the role of environmental toxins and genetics in fertility and Sheeva says, “the two can collide and make it the perfect storm.” She lets us in on the first step to take when wondering about your fertility and where to go from there. For women looking to get pregnant, new mothers, or those eager to understand more, Sheeva’s wealth of knowledge surrounding the science of fertility as well as what you can do to find success in the process, is empowering and will help you captain your own ship. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jan 22, 2019
95: Marco Borges, Author Of The Greenprint, On Plant-Based Eating & Effective Change
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Marco Borges is the founder of 22 Days Nutrition, a New York Times bestselling author, and author of his new book The Greenprint. Marco joined us back in 2017 on the mbgpodcast to discuss what led him to create 22 Days Nutrition and why he’s inspired to share his passion for plant-based eating with the world. A self-proclaimed eternal optimist (and it’s true), an advocate for sustainable living, and a believer that change begins with us, Marco is one of my favorite people, and I’m so excited to have him back on the podcast. His new book The Greenprint, is a plant-based holistic lifestyle plan featuring 22 laws to help you achieve your healthiest life and more than 60 recipes you can make at home. He calls it “plant-based living defined by you,” and shares why the laws give you more freedom in your life. He approaches diet as he does all aspects of life—with a non-judgmental perspective. In this podcast you’ll hear about:Why 22 is the golden number for making sustainable change in your lifeHow to live by one of his favorite laws: Eat more, weigh lessWhy Marco believes an inclusive approach to diet is the future of wellnessFor Marco, You. We. All. could not be more integral to his outlook on living well. “What you practice you become,” he says, and this mindset ripples out to others. This podcast will inspire you to make choices that will help you to become the best version of yourself and share this light with your community and the planet. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jan 18, 2019
94: Tim Brown, Co-Founder of Allbirds, On Creating A Sustainable Brand & Having A Winning Mindset
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Tim Brown is a former pro-soccer player, a New Zealander, and the co-founder of the billion-dollar brand Allbirds. He never imagined the success of a shoe back in 2009 when it was just an idea but looking back understands why people fell in love with the product. Tim joined Jason on the mbgpodcast to talk about the journey of Allbirds, which began after he realized “the world didn't need lots more shoes, it needed one that was very, very simple.” It started as a passion project and then launched as Allbirds in 2016 after he met his co-founder Joe Zwillinger. He explains how the three pillars of Allbirds—simple design, sustainability, and comfort—came to be and why they remain at the forefront of every business decision. In this podcast you’ll hear about:Why Tim and Joe chose to make Allbirds with wool, eucalyptus fiber, and SweetFoam, a new material that replaces the petrol in EVA, which is commonly used to create the cushy foam on the bottom of your shoes, with sustainably processed sugarcaneThe three pieces of advice you need when starting a businessThe exercise he calls his meditationAllbirds is revolutionizing the sustainable retail space as they “think of sustainability not as a nice to have but a non-negotiable.” And he tells us this imperative in the fashion industry right now as they are the largest contributor of carbon emissions, making around 20 billion pairs of shoes a year on average. Whether you’re interested in starting a business, excited to hear the story behind a great brand, or are into living sustainably, Tim’s words will inspire to you to keep the planet in mind whatever your next step may be. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jan 15, 2019
93: Deborah Hanekamp, aka Mama Medicine, On How To Participate In Your Own Healing
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Mama Medicine, also known as Deborah Hanekamp and “fashion’s favorite healer,” discovered she was able to see people’s energy and auras in the form of colors and shapes at the age of 12. At 17 years old, she began facilitating what she now calls Medicine Readings, which include talking with Mama Medicine, an aura reading, meditation, and a healing ceremony to cleanse, bless, and protect the auric field. “You, in a way, are participating in your own healing,” says Mama Medicine. She joined me on the mbgpodcast to talk about how she reads a person’s aura, why she believes we all have healing abilities, and the unique elements of the experience that people describe as transformational. Mama Medicine also shares with us:How you can tap into your own healing energyHer advice on finding the right healer for youHow to make a powerful bath ritual using ingredients from your kitchenWe were fortunate enough to have Mama Medicine join us this fall at our fourth mbg supper series to lead a gratitude ritual and more recently excited to hear her thoughts on financial wellness, which is one of our 2019 wellness predictions. Her powerful, personal experiences and commitment to “helping people find the medicine within them,” will inspire you to follow your intuition and dreams in the new year. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Jan 07, 2019
92: David Perlmutter, M.D., On The No. 1 Thing To Do For Your Brain Health This Year
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Dr. David Perlmutter, is a board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of four books including the No. 1 bestseller, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers. He is also a member of the mbg collective and spoke at revitalize in 2016 about the connection between our guts and brains way before people were talking about. And his spot-on predictions have continued.   Here’s what you can expect from the podcast:How to activate the happy part of your brain through dietThe main reason we need to reduce our gluten intakeThe biggest reason people bail on the keto diet As the new year approaches, we can expect more of David’s predictions to come true, but seriously, his wealth of knowledge fuels his science-backed and innovative advice that will undoubtedly help you take your health to the next level in 2019. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!
Jan 01, 2019
91: Elle Macpherson, Co-Founder Of WelleCo, On Living A Purposeful Life & Her Go-To Green Drink
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The co-founder of WelleCo, a former supermodel, and wellness entrepreneur Elle Macpherson is inspiring women all over the world to transform their health through plant-based, nutrient-rich "living" foods. On today's episode, Elle shares her story with Colleen, which sprouted from a long period of not feeling well. Frustrated by not seeing her efforts improve her health, she turned to Dr. Simone Laubscher, who gave her a green powder that helped address her lethargy, weight gain, dry skin, and poor digestion. Together, they evolved that formula into WelleCo's hero product, the Super Elixir, which is a multivitamin and mineral green powder. Since noticing positive improvements in her mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health, Elle has become an advocate of nourishing the whole self by eating micronutrients and enzymes found in raw and sprouted foods, sweating in infrared saunas, and spending plenty of time outside. For her, wellness is not a destination; it's a journey that's continually evolving through trial and error and listening to what works for your body. "I've found when I am quite diligent with looking after the things that are important to me, everything else flows more easily," said Elle, and we couldn't agree more. She also shares the secret to living with purpose and the one thing you can do every day to manifest the life you want. Elle's real story and the lessons she has learned along the way will inspire you to create the life you dream about from wherever you are. To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Dec 25, 2018
90: Drew Ramsey, M.D., On The Foods He "Prescribes" & His Hack To Successful Fasting
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In addition to being a farmer and the co-founder of National Kale Day, Dr. Drew Ramsey is a board-certified psychiatrist, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and a bestselling author of 50 Shades of Kale. Drew is a passionate advocate of the functional benefits of food and often encourages dietary changes to improve mood, brain functionality, and mental health. Ever since he was a kid growing food on his family’s farm, Drew has understood the deep connection we have to food. In medical school, Drew found doctors weren’t encouraged to speak to their patients about their diets, lifestyle, or mental health: “It just struck me as left out of the conversation with so many people, I didn’t know what they were eating, their wellness regimen, or how they thought about that stuff.” He realized that if he wanted to help his patient’s mental health he had to expand the conversation. In this week’s episode, Drew and I talk about the research that encouraged him to “prescribe” food to his patients, the diet he recommends to prevent mental health concerns, and the thing everyone is doing that probably isn’t great for their mental health (we really all do it). He also shares the unexpected truth behind intermittent fasting that actually helps him fight off the hunger. Drew believes mental health and brain health are essentially the same thing. That, paired with brain health being one of mbg’s predicted wellness trends of 2019, makes this episode a must-listen before the new year. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Dec 18, 2018
89: The Founders Of EPIC On Healthy Soil & How To Be A Conscious Carnivore
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It's not often you come across a company that grows out of love for each other, the planet, and high-endurance sports. But for Katie Forrest and Taylor Collins that's exactly what led to the founding of EPIC, the first-ever 100 percent grass-fed meat, fruit, and nut bar, back in 2013. Prior to EPIC, Katie, a vegan at the time, noticed an extreme drop in energy, and she had serious stomach issues and knee inflammation. It wasn't until she met with a holistic doctor who encouraged her to reincorporate grass-fed meat into her diet that she started feeling better. EPIC was born out of their want to have an easy way to consume meat on the go (or at mile 95 of a 100-mile bike ride). In this episode of the mbg podcast, I chat with Katie and Taylor about why regenerative agriculture is essential for the future of our planet (and one of my favorite mbg wellness trends of 2019) and a driving force behind their decision to partner with General Mills. EPIC is leading the movement in regenerative agriculture by launching their own products with a new seal called Ecological Outcome Verification, that engages farmers in a bottom-up approach, providing tangible outcome measurements and feedback. We talk about why they chose to include animals on their packaging, their life-changing realization about the connection between healthy animals, soil, and humans, and how living on a ranch fuels their innate passion for changing the planet from the soil up. Katie and Taylor embody our mission of You. We. All. and will inspire you to challenge the status quo in the new year. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Dec 11, 2018
88: The Endocannabinoid System, Plant-Based Fish & Ayurveda: mbg Co-Founders Discuss mbg's 2019 Wellness Trends
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This is the most exciting time of year, and that’s not just because of the holidays. It’s that time in which we roll up our sleeves, consult our experts, and predict the 11 biggest wellness trends for 2019. In this special edition episode of the mbgpodcast, our founder and CEO, Jason Wachob, and co-founder and chief brand officer, Colleen Wachob, discuss how we zeroed in on these trends, plus their five favorites to watch out for in the new year. They talk about a continued sleep revolution with innovations for blue light disruptions, why the endocannabinoid system is the new microbiome, and which unexpected part of the grocery store is about to be your go-to. Jason and Colleen also explain the making of the wellness trends, a year-long process which Jason calls “a blend of art and science.” We sort through industry data, conduct interviews with mbg collective members, and attend global trade shows, all to scope out the next big product, ingredient, or practice. Basically, if it’s good for you, we’re investigating. Our annual wellness trends have predicted some of the biggest moves in the wellness world. In 2015, for example, we talked about an increase in supplement startups, then in 2017, we predicted a rise in the ketogenic diet. And last year we called the intermittent fasting trend and that big food brands would focus on acquiring health-focused companies. This is your one-stop-shop for all you need to know about wellness in the coming year—we hope it helps you start out on the right foot. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Dec 07, 2018
87: Ben Greenfield, Professional Biohacker, On Daily Hacks Everyone Can Try
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Ben Greenfield, is the CEO of Kion, a bestselling author of Beyond Training, and a nationally-recognized personal trainer and Ironman. He’s the father of twin boys and he and his wife make helping people live their healthiest lives a passion point for the whole family. I sat down with Ben on the mbgpodcast to talk about everything from why he practices intermittent fasting, the surprising food we are missing in our diet, and why sunlight is vital to our biology. As a nature-lover eating a plant-based diet, Ben eats fruits and veggies that are in season and even harvests wild plants when possible (his favorite forest-find is nettle). He loves experimenting with different foods, diets, and exercises and his go-to morning green smoothie is packed with wild strawberries and has a base of pau d’arco bark tea, which has similar to benefits to NAD, a molecule known to enhance stem-cell production. We discuss popular trends in the health industry like the keto diet and CBD, and he lets us in on why he thinks fats are overrated and plants are underrated. For those of us who don’t have a lot of free time and want to make one change, he says, “it all comes down to our mitochondria.” His five simple steps to boost your mitochondria production include simple things like getting outside in the sunlight and drinking plenty of water. Whether you are looking to completely revamp your health routine or make some small yet impactful changes, Ben’s candid advice and tips will help you take the next step. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Dec 04, 2018
86: Michael Roizen, M.D., On How To Eat & Sleep Your Way To Being “AgeProof”
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Dr. Michael Roizen, is a New York Times bestselling author and the co-founder of RealAge, a famous concept that centers around the idea that our bodies are a different age than our calendar age depending on our health. He is also a professor and chair of the Division of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Management, and chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic. Through developing the RealAge test, personalizing care for his patients, and working to improve stress in people’s lives, Dr. Roizen provides invaluable wisdom and expertise. I sat down with Mike to discuss his book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money Or Breaking a Hip, and preventing age-related issues—or as he calls it being “ageproof”. Mike tells me stress is the biggest ager and what he recommends we do to manage it. We also discussed his thoughts on fats, dairy, sugar, and gluten, and the must-have supplements we are missing. With so many popular diets out there—intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet, to name a few—it can be overwhelming to know what’s best for you. From personal experience and extensive research, Mike tells us how many hours we should be fasting and sleeping for the most benefits. He also shares the most underrated exercise that actually adds mass to your bones and could help you live a longer life. Whether you are young and healthy, looking to live your best life, or searching for ways to turn back your body’s clock, Mike’s abundance of knowledge and actionable advice will inspire you to live and age well. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Nov 27, 2018
85: Tata Harper On The Natural Beauty Movement & Eating Your Way To Healthy Skin
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Tata Harper, founder and CEO of Tata Harper Skincare, questioned what was in her beauty products when her stepfather was advised by doctors to stay away from certain chemicals following a cancer diagnosis. She began researching those hard-to-pronounce ingredients in her products, finding tons of synthetic materials, some of which also happened to be used in car manufacturing. The Colombian-born mother of three, with a background in industrial engineering, has made it her mission to redefine the beauty industry with her non-toxic, luxury skincare line, which is handmade on an organic farm in Vermont. I first met Tata in 2013 at Organic Avenue where she was giving people facials and talking about the launch of Tata Harper Skincare. Now, five plus years later, she joined me on the mbg podcast to talk about how she found the right people, ingredients, and farm to launch a business. Working with botanists, aromatherapists, and green chemists, she found natural ways to make preservatives and emulsifiers for her Ecocert-certified products, instead of just removing parabens or sulfates. While her motto is “more is more” when it comes to your skin health she tells us her company is about being the best, not the biggest.That is exactly why they are focusing on quality as they expand into South-East Asia and Australia. A health enthusiast in all aspects, Tata shares her must-have supplements and the foods she eats for healthy skin. Whether you’ve transitioned to all-natural skin care products or just getting your feet wet, Tata’s knowledge and experience in the industry will inspire you to learn more and maybe consider taking the next step. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Nov 20, 2018
84: Lauren Singer, Founder Of Trash Is For Tossers, On Being Waste Free & Stopping Climate Change
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Lauren Singer lives in New York City, lives a “normal” life, and creates no trash. Six years ago, Lauren was studying environmental studies at NYU and actively protesting fracking, but realized she wasn’t practicing what she preached. She made the decision to cut plastic out of her life and started making her own products to live a zero waste lifestyle — but it didn’t happen overnight. In 2014, Lauren updated us on how two years of being waste free had already saved her money, changed her diet and improved her overall happiness. Now she has popularized the zero waste movement through her blog, Trash is for Tossers, where she shares the ins-and-outs of a no trash lifestyle. A pioneer in the movement, she opened Package Free, a completely package-free shop, supporting eco-friendly, single-product companies. Among these products, her own, an organic, vegan laundry detergent called The Simply Co. Six years into her journey, we caught up with Lauren on the mbg podcast to get an update on her zero waste lifestyle and how the movement has developed. We discussed how when she began, the concept of living without waste or being a minimalist was unheard of. Now, companies are now reaching out to Package Free to find out how they can eliminate plastic packaging. It can be intimidating to think about committing to a zero-waste lifestyle, and the best place to start she says, “look in your garbage can and see what you’re throwing out.” While it is easy to think our actions can’t make a difference, Lauren believes the opposite. We talked about the lifecycle of waste and how our consumption choices play a significant role in stopping climate change. If you’re interested in making sustainable and impactful changes in your life, Lauren’s experiences, advice, and simple action steps will inspire you to begin. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Nov 16, 2018
83: Michael Taylor, Co-Founder Of Strala, On Moving Well & Living In Alignment
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Michael Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, a tai chi expert, and all-around movement guru. Mike and his wife Tara (and daughter Daisy!) are also close family friends. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard and complementary medicine at Oxford. Because he has more than 30 years of experience with Eastern movement and healing practices, people come to him for innovative ways to relieve stress and, as he says, "to get out of their own way." At mbg we call him our "best mover," not only because he is trained in yoga, tai chi, qiqong, and martial arts but because of his deep passion for how to move well. For him, movement is a form of healing. After his brother died in his 20s, Mike sought answers beyond traditional medicine and found that many of the answers come from within, movement being a way to unlock them. "Everything you do can be a practice of moving well," said Mike, as long as you do so with ease and softness. In this podcast episode, Mike discusses the movement practices that helped him move forward—healthier and happier. We talk about what it means to live in alignment with your body and how to deepen your relationship with movement. For him it comes down to bettering ourselves so we can better the world. You. We. All. is his mantra as he looks to the future of movement and wellness. After listening, you will feel like you've known Mike for as many years as I have, and I can promise, his words will stay with you long after. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Nov 13, 2018
82: John Mackey, Whole Foods Market CEO, On "Marrying" Amazon & The Future Of Food
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It all started at a local co-op. The place where John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, realized the secret to a long and healthy life—eating real, whole foods. Since then he has revolutionized the way we think about food. An advocate of ethical meat consumption and a pioneer in food accessibility, he has inspired millions of people to eat healthier. In 2017, Mackey joined me on the mbg podcast to talk about how his entrepreneurial career and personal passions inspired his book The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan For Health and Longevity. Now, more than a year later, we catch up on how the Whole Foods Market and Amazon merger went down and how two companies can "fall in love" and have a "happy marriage." With almost 40 years at Whole Foods Market under his belt, Mackey shares what he thinks is next for plant-based diets and what food and health trends he sees on the horizon. We discuss cancer-preventing veggies and how to grow the right bacteria in your gut to handle particular foods. He also shares more about his personal food journey as a plant-based eater. One thing is certain: Mackey is part of creating a healthier future armed with the Whole Foods Market mission and cutting-edge innovation. Don’t miss this one, you’ll leave excited about the future of food. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Nov 06, 2018
81: Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., On Spirituality, Ego & What To Do When Our Kids Are Unkind
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Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning parenting book The Conscious Parent as well as Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Won't Work and What Willand The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting. As a clinician, she expertly integrates Eastern and Western philosophies to help parents—and entire families, for that matter—become happier and more mindful. So what are some of her thoughts on parenting? For starters, she believes that children are here to teach us as much as we are here to teach them. She also encourages parents to acknowledge and understand how their egos are playing a role in their decision-making process. Dr. Tsabary and I talk about this, how social media and technology are putting our children at a psychological disadvantage by making them less capable of handling aloneness, rejection, or waiting—and so much more. The truth is children are living such different lives than they used to, and it's up to us to make sure we're keeping our perspective while also keeping up. After sitting down with Dr. Tsabary, I have a few new thoughts on rules, discipline, and helping my daughter find her purpose. Don't miss this one! To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 30, 2018
80: Ballerina Misty Copeland On Using Food As Fuel & Meditating On The Move
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Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African American female principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, but her ascent to become one of the most iconic dancers of her time wasn't easy. She first found ballet when she was living in a motel room with her single mother and five siblings, practically homeless and lacking food. Having dealt with food insecurity from a young age, Copeland is now a leading voice in the Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave  #DrinkGoodDoGood social media campaign, which aims to bring fresh, high-quality produce to families across the country. I sat down with Copeland to talk about this incredibly important campaign, and we ended up covering a whole lot more, including how she deals with body image issues as a dancer, what balance means to her, and the unconventional approach to meditation that keeps her sane. Whether you're a die-hard Copeland fan or are new to her story, we guarantee you'll walk away inspired. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 26, 2018
79: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, On Anxiety, Multitasking & Video Games As Medicine
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Adam Gazzaley is an M.D. and a Ph.D., meaning he's a neurologist and a neuroscientist. If your first thought is "Wow, that must have been a lot of school"—you're not alone. He has studied the brain for decades, specifically researching the connection between technology and anxiety, depression, ADHD, and dementia. His book, The Distracted Mind, and his viral article, "The Cognition Crisis," explore how technology can both cause the problem and be a solution. In this episode of the mbg podcast, I sat down with Dr. Gazzaley to talk about just how vulnerable the human brain—especially a young human brain—is to distraction, multitasking, and "interference." We have a crisis on our hands in the form of technology changing how we think and feel, and Dr. Gazzaley believes that until we tackle this challenge, we won't be able to tackle other major challenges facing our world, like climate change. So what's the solution? We have to be better at managing technology at the level we have it and prepare for the future. Early in the development of new products and solutions, part of the conversation should be, Will this hurt people? The other part of the solution is to take control of technology and not let it control you. Listen to this week's podcast to figure out how Dr. Gazzaley is taking back control using video games. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 23, 2018
78: EGOT Winner John Legend On How Life's Changed Since Becoming A Dad & How He Wants To Change The World
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John Legend is, well, a legend in his time. The youngest and the first black man to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (the coveted EGOT), Legend is also husband to internet sensation and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen and dad to Miles and Luna. It was the birth of his two children that first inspired Legend to think more deeply about the plight of other, less fortunate children in the US and around the world, which led to partnering with Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave as part of their #DrinkGoodDoGood social media campaign—which aims to increase access to healthy food by donating produce to food insecure areas. I sat down with Legend to talk about the initiative. We also discussed his own personal healthy habits, how he stays fit even with a hectic travel schedule, and how being a parent has changed him as a person. This episode is a must-listen if you're interested in knowing more about the man behind the beautiful music. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 19, 2018
77: Taryn Toomey, Founder Of The Class, On Mindful Movement, Running A Brand With Intention & Giving Pain A Purpose
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If you live in New York, chances are you've heard of The Class by Taryn Toomey. A combination of strength training and meditative movement, it's designed to promote self-study through physical conditioning. While other workout classes might encourage you to tune out the pain, The Class will tell you to do the opposite: Listen to the negative voice in your head, and then learn from it. With devotees including Jennifer Aniston and Christy Turlington, The Class speaks to anyone looking for a toning workout with a side of pure release. In this podcast interview, I sat down with Toomey to track the evolution of her brand: from the moment she started teaching it in the basement of her apartment to how she is intentionally scaling it today. Along the way, we cover the self-care practices that keep her grounded, the importance of infusing your physical movement with meaning and observation, and how to give the pain a purpose. Enjoy. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 16, 2018
76: Gisele Bündchen Opens Up About Her Anxiety, Her Relationship & The Secret To Finding Purpose & Meaning In Life
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Gisele Bündchen is an internationally renowned supermodel, a global ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, and a freshly minted author—her book, Lessons, hit shelves last week. After meeting Gisele for the first time earlier this year, it was very clear to me that she was one of "us"—a true wellness warrior, someone whose life mission was to make the world a better, healthier, and happier place, someone who truly understood that mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental well-being were all connected. I'm honored to call her a friend and a supporter of mindbodygreen—and the newest member of the mbg Collective. I was lucky enough to sit down with her at her house outside of Boston to dive deep into previously unshared facets of her life. Between her numerology readings (Gisele is an enthusiastic, borderline professional, numerologist), she opened up about the secret to making her relationship with her husband, Tom Brady, work and how having kids changed their lives. She's recently shared her struggles with anxiety for the first time ever publicly, and we explore her journey at an even deeper level, going into why and how the anxiety started and the practices she relies on to this day to feel better. She talks about the spiritual practices that have shaped her life and the various, well, lessons she's learned about meaning and purpose over the years. We also get into the nitty-gritty, more fun stuff: what she eats in a day, her morning routine, and more. Finally, we talk about our shared passion for the environment and how she thinks we all need to shift our thinking to effect real change. This episode is a must-listen if you're a fan of Gisele, an environmentalist, an anxiety sufferer, or simply a human being, trying to live the most fulfilling, satisfying life possible. Gisele will make you laugh and cry and inspire you in ways that will linger long after you've finished listening. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 09, 2018
75: Bulletproof Founder Dave Asprey Talks About Why He Thinks Kale Is Bad For You & How He Plans To Live To 180 Years Old
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When Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey stopped by the mbg office in his blue-light blocking glasses, I knew we were in for a special podcast—and I was right. Dave is the founder of the Bulletproof diet, and the Bulletproof line of products. He's also the author of a number of best-selling books, including The Bulletproof Diet and the upcoming Gamechangers. On this episode, Dave shares his personal health story and how he went from weighing 300 pounds, with brain fog, low energy, and general lack of health, to the healthy, fit person he is today. Then we get into some of the current health hot topics, discussing whether coconut oil is, indeed, pure poison (spoiler alert: it's not, but it's far more complicated than you think). I ask him to predict the future of what's going to be on your grocery store shelves, and he shares where he thinks the food industry is going, and the mega-healthy nut that he's obsessed with, but no one's heard of. He talks about why he thinks kale is terrible for you, and the dark leafy green that he recommends people eat instead. He also ranks his favorite green vegetables, his favorite fruits, and favorite nuts. He also analyzes the positives and pitfalls of vegan, paleo, and more diets. We also get into how measure gratitude, the positive function of gratitude in your daily lives, what he does when he's having a bad day or feeling off, and who he goes to for spiritual guidance. Finally (whew!), we talk about the dangers of mold, and how to actually test for it. This is an unmissable podcast if you're interested in optimizing your health or life! To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Oct 02, 2018
74: Ellen Vora, M.D., On Inflammation & The Connection Between Blood Sugar & Anxiety
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Ellen Vora is a psychiatrist, mindbodygreen Collective member, and instructor of the mindbodygreen class Managing Depression. When it comes to approaching mental health from a holistic perspective, she's one of the world's best. Her goal is to help her patients manage their mental health with diet and lifestyle changes as much as possible, only turning to medications as temporary tools or as a last resort. This episode of the mindbodygreen Podcast is for anyone who struggles with a mental health condition, knows or loves someone suffering from one, or simply wants to optimize their mood and energy levels. She starts off by teaching me about the link between chronic inflammation and anxiety and depression—something called the inflammatory cytokine model of depression—and explains why depression is like the flu. She also makes a compelling case for blood sugar imbalance being one of the underlying causes of anxiety. Dr. Vora also shares the best foods to eat to support mental stability and resilience (spoiler alert: turmeric and black pepper, ginger, avocados, beets, and dark leafy green vegetables are just a few) and shares the one food she avoids in honor of her mental health. Dr. Vora's approach is gentle, holistic, and takes the whole person into account—body, mind, and spirit. Don't miss it! EPIC Provision's makes products that help employ agricultural practices that improve the lives of animals, support human health, and regenerate the land around us. Save 20% on your next epicbar.com purchase with promo code MBGPODCAST now through March 1, 2019. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Sep 25, 2018
73: Michael Phelps On Water Conservation, Being A Laid-Back Parent, And The Fruit He's Finally Reintroducing To His Diet
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This week's guest needs no introduction. As the most accomplished Olympian of our time—and any time, for that matter—Michael Phelps is a wellness icon for the ages. In addition to pushing what the human body is capable of, we can thank Phelps for using his celebrity status to bring often-taboo topics like depression to the surface. I was lucky enough to sit down with the 23-time Olympic gold medalist to learn about one of his latest initiatives: water conservation. This is Phelps' second year partnering with Colgate on their #EveryDropCounts initiative, which aims to show how the simple act of turning off the tap while you brush your teeth can add up to significant water savings. Through the course of this episode, he shares how his growing family conserves water at home and why the water access issue strikes such a chord with him personally. And of course, I had to ask about the more esoteric fitness and recovery practices that Phelps has helped popularize. We talk about his experience with cupping, visualization, the Graston technique(using a stainless steel tool to soothe muscle knots), and more. Phelps also dives into (sorry, had to) how his diet has evolved since the Olympic days, his laid back approach to parenting, and the guilty pleasure sugar he can't seem to give up. This one's a can't-miss episode for any Phelps fan. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Sep 18, 2018
72: Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., On Wellness Addiction, Shame & What It Really Takes To Transform Your Life
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Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., is a world-renowned mental health expert, the CEO of IGNTD, and the host of the IGNTD Podcast. His new book, The Abstinence Myth, is all about overcoming addiction and transforming your life without judgment or shame. Dr. Jaffe is well-known for questioning the status quo and the rules we've been living by when it comes to addiction and sobriety. His wife, Sophie Jaffe, is the woman behind Philosophie, a line of superfoods that are designed to promote health from the inside out. In this episode of the mbg podcast, I sit down with Dr. Jaffe to talk about his journey from dealing drugs and using meth to get through exams during college to becoming a researcher, lecturer, author, and successful entrepreneur. He gets candid about what he learned about life and humanity from spending an entire year in jail. Today, Dr. Jaffe's goal is to help as many people as possible recover from their own addictions and improve their lives. His approach is unique in that it doesn't always require a person to quit their addiction first. Instead, he works on improving other issues first so that the person has built enough confidence and has the internal and external resources to get rid of whatever substance, activity, or toxic behavior they are leaning on. This episode is a must listen for anyone struggling with addiction, who has a loved one that struggles with addiction, or who wants to radically transform their life. OMAX is now offering mbg podcast listeners an awesome deal: 70 percent off a one-month supply of Cognitive Boost, plus free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. Go to omaxboost.com/mindbodygreen to take advantage of this great offer. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Sep 11, 2018
71: Katlin Smith of Simple Mills On Staying Sane Through 15-Hour Workdays, Eating For Your Body, And Building A Brand That Lasts
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By now, you've probably at least heard of Simple Mills: The line of gluten-free and paleo-friendly cookies, crackers, baking mixes, and frostings taking over grocery aisles around the country. But we bet you didn't know the story of the brand's founder and CEO, Katlin Smith. Smith launched the health food brand at the ripe age of 24 after seeing how cutting out dairy and gluten completely transformed her life. She first set out to, as she says, "raise the standards of what healthy food looks like" by cooking up GF-muffin mix in an industrial kitchen on the weekends while balancing a full-time job in consulting. Back then, she couldn't even afford a mixer, but Smith didn't let setbacks stand in the way of her goal to add more nutrition to the center aisles of the grocery store. She started off demo-ing her mixes in three Whole Foods Market stores and the rest is history. Now, Simple Mills has 28 products sold in 12,000 stores across the country (and we're not talking specialty health shops either—you can find the brand in Target and Kroger.) We asked Smith for her best advice on creating a product that will have real traction and handling stress amidst 15-hour workdays. Tune in to learn her favorite meal prep hack, her take on the biggest trends in health food, and why you'll never find turmeric in her products. OMAX is now offering mbg podcast listeners an awesome deal: 70 percent off a one-month supply of Cognitive Boost, plus free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. Go to omaxboost.com/mindbodygreen to take advantage of this great offer. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Sep 04, 2018
70: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD, On Technology & Why Multitasking Is Bad News For Brain Health
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This week, I sat down with Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai—directors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center and authors of The Alzheimer's Solution—to talk about all things brain health, a topic that is more important now than ever before. Did you know that half of the people who live to the age of 85 will have Alzheimer's? It's quickly becoming the most pressing health issue facing our world today. As we learned at revitalize 2018, when the Sherzais quickly won over the crowd with their well-rounded perspective on brain health—the Sherzais are on a mission to prevent Alzheimer's, slow its progression, help patients and families cope, and hopefully soon even find a cure. There's no doubt about it: They have a lot of hard-earned knowledge to share. In this episode of the mbg podcast, you'll learn about the lifestyle factors that are hurting your brain the most. High on this list is multitasking. Many of us think we're skilled at performing more than one task at a time, but the Sherzais explain that multitasking isn't just bad for your brain, it's impossible—since you just end up doing a lot of different things poorly instead of a few things well. On the flip side, establishing deep focus on one task is one of the healthiest activities for your mind. We also talked about how finding a sense of purpose can take time—but it's well worth the time and effort—and why it's so important to use technology mindfully in parenting. Don’t miss it! Promote energy, immunity and vitality with Om Mushroom Superfood Powders. Grown in the U.S., Certified Organic and Gluten-Free with no added sugars or fillers, Om Mushroom Powders are the perfect superfood boost to smoothies, coffee or any recipe. Learn more about Om at ommushrooms.com and enjoy a 20% offer for mindbodygreen listeners. Use the code: MBG20. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 28, 2018
69: Perfect Bar Founders On Overcoming Debt To Run A Thriving Family Business, The Future Of Snacking, And Eating Sugar Healthily
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If you've ever had a Perfect Bar, you understand the hype. The protein-packed snack stuffed with superfoods has picked up a serious cult following, thanks to its simple filling ingredients and downright addicting flavor (a box of the dark chocolate peanut butter bars has been known to disappear from the mbg office fridge in about three seconds flat). Co-founded by siblings Bill and Leigh Keith in 2005, the initial idea for the brand actually dates back to long road trips their large family took decades ago. In this podcast episode, the duo recounts how their father, Bud Keith, would use his background in nutrition and mind-body medicine to make a healthy snack product his (thirteen!) children would actually want to eat. Bud would ground up whole-foods supplements, mix them with peanut butter, honey, and protein, and the results were a sweet, hearty treat that he deemed "perfect." Nowadays, there are still at least 20 superfoods—like kale, spinach, alfalfa, and celery—slyly packed into every refrigerated bar, and the Keith children are managing the business in their late dad's honor. Bill is the acting CEO, Leigh is President, and sister Charisse handles quality control, but everyone in the family has pitched in to turn the product into a success story. More than just a feel-good family brand, Perfect Bar is also trying to do right by its employees and the planet with a variety of social and environmental responsibility programs. Bill and Leigh dive into all of that and more over the course of the hour. Along the way, they recount how they overcame periods of intense debt to create one of the fastest-growing bar brands in the world, describe the key to eating sugar more healthily, and predict the future of snacking. We hope you enjoy it. OMAX is now offering mbg podcast listeners an awesome deal: 70 percent off a one-month supply of Cognitive Boost, plus free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. Go to omaxboost.com/mindbodygreen to take advantage of this great offer. Promote energy, immunity and vitality with Om Mushroom Superfood Powders. Grown in the U.S., Certified Organic and Gluten-Free with no added sugars or fillers, Om Mushroom Powders are the perfect superfood boost to smoothies, coffee or any recipe. Learn more about Om at ommushrooms.com and enjoy a 20% offer for mindbodygreen listeners. Use the code: MBG20. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 21, 2018
68: Dr. Will Cole On The Ketotarian Diet & How To Find Your Carb Sweet Spot
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Functional medicine expert, mbg class instructor and Collective member, and my dear friend Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP, grew up in a wellness-focused household. But after 10 years of struggling with poor digestion and low energy on a carb-heavy, vegan diet, he knew there had to be a better way to eat plant-based. That's when he discovered the brain-boosting benefits of the ketogenic diet and fueling his body with healthy fats. If you haven't heard of the ketogenic diet yet, it's a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet (we've written a lot about it on mindbodygreen). It's typically associated with eating lots of meat, dairy, eggs, and other animal products. But in his new book, Ketotarian, Will shares how to meld the two seemingly opposite diets—ketogenic and vegan—to get the best of both worlds. On this week's episode, I sat down with Will to explore what ketosis is, what it's not, and who should (and shouldn't) try going keto. We talked about the pitfalls of a conventional ketogenic diet and how it can work for a plant-based eater. He also shared his knowledge about how parasites can heal your inflammation and how to find your unique carb sweet spot. Finally, he shared the first thing he drinks every morning (spoiler: It's not butter coffee) and his favorite keto-friendly dessert recipe that had me drooling. Don't miss this one! OMAX is now offering mbg podcast listeners an awesome deal: 70 percent off a one-month supply of Cognitive Boost, plus free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. Go to omaxboost.com/mindbodygreen to take advantage of this great offer. Promote energy, immunity and vitality with Om Mushroom Superfood Powders. Grown in the U.S., Certified Organic and Gluten-Free with no added sugars or fillers, Om Mushroom Powders are the perfect superfood boost to smoothies, coffee or any recipe. Learn more about Om at ommushrooms.com and enjoy a 20% offer for Mind Body Green listeners. Use the code: MBG20. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. To join our podcast email newsletter, please visit our signup page.
Aug 14, 2018
67: The Sweetgreen Founders On Connecting Communities To Healthier Food & What "Passion With A Purpose" Means
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Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru know what sweetgreen customers want because they are sweetgreen customers. More than 10 years ago, they were frustrated by the lack of affordable and delicious food that was also healthy and made them feel good, so the three then-college seniors set out to make salad cool. In 2007, they opened the first sweetgreen and immediately knew they were on to something. They have since grown the ingredient-driven, fast-casual chain to 86 locations across the United States and continue to innovate and elevate healthy food. I sat down with Nicolas and Jonathan to talk about their mission of connecting communities to healthier food, what "passion with a purpose" means, and how they build trust with their customers. They explained how a salad restaurant ended up hosting a music festival, the combination of art and science behind everything they do, and where they find the local artists that decorate their stores (spoiler: in line at sweetgreen). We also touched on the emotional experience of eating, food fatigue, sweetgreen's constantly evolving menu, and why they no longer serve bacon. Nicolas and Jonathan also dive into tackling food waste, introducing more sustainable ingredients, and educating consumers about the true cost of real food. If you love sweetgreen as much as we do, this one is a must-listen. Hungryroot delivers weekly boxes of healthy convenience foods that customers can use to make a variety of inspiring and delicious dishes. All our food is plant-based and gluten-free, and comes either ready to eat or ready in less than 15 minutes. Use code mbg to get $25 off your first two deliveries with a total savings of $50. Promote energy, immunity and vitality with Om Mushroom Superfood Powders. Grown in the U.S., Certified Organic and Gluten-Free with no added sugars or fillers, Om Mushroom Powders are the perfect superfood boost to smoothies, coffee or any recipe. Learn more about Om at ommushrooms.com and enjoy a 30% offer for Mind Body Green listeners. Use the code: MBG30 To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Aug 07, 2018
66: Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila On How To Use Mushrooms For Gut Health, Immunity, And More
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Tero Isokauppila has been foraging for mushrooms for pretty much his entire life, from when he grew up on the Finnish farm that's been in his family for 13 (!!) generations to, well, right after this interview, when he was off to Central Park to see what fungi he could find. The founder of Four Sigmatic, the powdered mushroom company that's become the obsession of the wellness world, sat down with me to dive deep into medicinal mushrooms. We talk about what mushrooms actually are (turns out, they're not a plant or an animal), and the history of mushrooms being used therapeutically. He walks us through the four main types of therapeutic mushrooms, sharing what each one is especially good for. He also shares some impressive studies and statistics (did you know, for instance, that 40% of pharmaceuticals are derived from mushrooms?) and the dangerous mistake many people make when it comes to mushrooms. Finally, we dive into his own wellness habits, from the diet he follows, to the simple hack he uses to make any supplement he takes more bioavailable. If you're curious about this new wellness trend (which is quickly becoming a wellness staple), this is a must-listen episode. Hungryroot delivers weekly boxes of healthy convenience foods that customers can use to make a variety of inspiring and delicious dishes. All our food is plant-based and gluten-free, and comes either ready to eat or ready in less than 15 minutes. Use code mbg to get $25 off your first two deliveries with a total savings of $50. KIND makes delicious, healthy snacks using whole ingredients. All of KIND’s snacks are crafted with delicious, wholesome ingredients like nuts, fruits and whole grains to keep your body and your taste buds happy! Try 20 KIND Snacks for $20 and get free shipping when you subscribe to Snack Club, KIND’s monthly snack subscription service. Go to kindsnacks.com/MBG for more details. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 31, 2018
65: Jon Sebastiani On The Importance of Grit and Passion, The Future Of Grocery Stores, & Sustainable Entrepreneurship 101
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Jon Sebastiani is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship. At the age of 8, Jon got his taste of working as an entrepreneur on his family’s vineyard in Sonoma Valley, founded in 1894 as one of the wine region’s first vineyards. He continued to work on the business side of the family brand throughout his 20s and early 30s, until the company was sold in 2005. After a self-proclaimed identity crisis of sorts, Jon shifted his focus to his own health, which led him to run in the New York City Marathon, and shortly after, put him on the fast track to launching a jerky brand, KRAVE. Now, his passion for wellness influences the majority of his business endeavors as founder of Sonoma Brands, one of the most well-respected and innovative venture capitalist firms in natural consumer packaged goods right now, with investors in wellness favorites like Hu Kitchen and True Botanicals. In this episode, we trace Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit from his beginning wine days to the genesis of Sonoma Brands, the trend of mission-driven food companies, and how he uses his savvy business chops to tap into the heart of the wellness industry and introduce products that are bold and accessible to all. We also talk about the tough side of family business, what it was like to sell his company to Hershey, and how to elevate classic, old-fashioned snacks with a modern twist to the masses with health, innovation, and wellness in mind. If you’re curious about the future of small food brands, the tricky business of wellness and fast trends, and how to combine grit and passion as an entrepreneur, this episode’s the one for you. Enjoy! Go to TryOmax.com/mindbodygreen to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, for FREE! Omax3 comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you have plenty of time to try it and really feel the Omax difference! Hungryroot delivers weekly boxes of healthy convenience foods that customers can use to make a variety of inspiring and delicious dishes. All our food is plant-based and gluten-free, and comes either ready to eat or ready in less than 15 minutes. Use code mbg to get $25 off your first two deliveries with a total savings of $50. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 24, 2018
64: Jasmine Hemsley On The Ayurvedic Secrets To Better Digestion, Less Stress, And More Happiness
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Jasmine Hemsley has been a force in the wellness world since she started the world-famous Hemsley + Hemsley brand alongside her sister Melissa in 2014. Their first book, The Art of Eating Well, flipped the script on dieting and proved that eating well can be delicious, soul-satisfying, and not at all restrictive. Since this book became an international best-seller, Jasmine has served as a food consultant to a celebrity clientele, penned two more cookbooks, and traveled the world sharing her food philosophy with the masses. Along the way, she stumbled into a food philosophy that would ultimately change her life: ayurveda. The answer to why she always preferred hot, stewy foods and would take a burger over a salad any day, ayurveda is an ancient Indian approach to whole-body healing that focuses on centers of heat within the body. It extends far beyond food and touches on how we can find balance across our lives. Though it dates back around 5,000 years, its remedies for everything from poor digestion to anxiety continue to prove effective today. In this episode, Jasmine, a longtime friend of mbg, mbg Collective member, and workshop host at mbg's revitalize event last month, takes us through the three different ayurvedic personalities, or doshas, and how to find out which one you are. Along the way, she dispels some of the leading myths about practice, lists the little ayurvedic-approved tweaks that she can't live without, and provides top tips for anyone looking to dive deeper into this timeless approach to healing. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 17, 2018
63: Tender Greens Founder Erik Oberholtzer On Regenerative Agriculture, Food As Community, & How To Crave Plants
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Erik Oberholtzer is a renowned professional chef who spent 10 years in some of the best fine dining kitchens in California. After getting his start at Chez Panisse, he cooked everywhere from Lark Creek Inn to Left Bank to Shutters on the Beach. Inspired by his relationships with local farmers and his access to fresh ingredients, he became passionate about finding a way to bring farm-to-fork to the masses. In 2006, he opened Tender Greens, a slow-foods-meets-fast-food restaurant in Culver City with an emphasis on affordable chef-created dishes. It has since grown to 28 locations spanning across both coasts and is backed by hospitality giant Danny Meyer. In this week’s episode, Erik and I discuss how he cultivates culture at Tender Greens, America’s shifting relationship with food, and why it’s an exciting time to be in the food space. We also talk about the "forgotten foods" you might be seeing on the Tender Greens menu soon, his commitment to regenerative agriculture, the collision of technology and food, and the power of partnership in growing a business. Go to TryOmax.com/mindbodygreen to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, for FREE! Omax3 comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you have plenty of time to try it and really feel the Omax difference! To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 10, 2018
62: Dr. Taz Bhatia, M.D., On Low Energy, Unwanted Weight Gain (Or Loss) & Hormonal Imbalance
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Dr. Tanzeem Bhatia, M.D., is a superwoman in her own right. She's not just an M.D.—she has functional medicine, integrative, and holistic physician training, and she's a certified nutritionist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. Whew! She might be one of the most qualified medical professionals to help women, as she's seen thousands through her practice and has noticed a few patterns in the way health issues present themselves. Her book, Superwoman Rx, speaks to her experience by demystifying common health problems women face—low energy, unwanted weight gain or loss, and hormone-related issues, to name a few—by breaking them down into five different archetypes. Dr. Taz has been part of the mindbodygreen family since the early days. She's a class instructor, part of mbg's Functional Nutrition Program, and a longtime contributor. In this podcast episode, Dr. Taz and I discuss the reason we're facing a women's health crisis in the first place; how each of the five archetypes named in her book can start to take charge of their own health; what blood tests to run when going to your doctor; nuances about thyroid, gut, and metabolic health; the best herbs women can add to their diets; and much, much more. One question Dr. Taz asks all of her patients is: Why are you trying to take control of your health? She believes that the answer will help clarify the right path for you and motivate you on your journey. If you're someone who has struggled with these issues, or know someone who has, if you prefer taking the more natural route with your body, if you're dealing with information overload, or could benefit from a detailed primer on women's holistic health and well-being, this episode is for you. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jul 03, 2018
61: Weleda's CEO Rob Keen On Greenwashing, Building A Strong Brand & The Future Of Natural Products
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Weleda is a green brand that goes way, way back—it's been around since 1921. Originally a plant-based medicine company, over the years it has evolved into a natural beauty powerhouse that calls on the power of plants for its nourishing products. In this episode, Rob Keen, who has served as Weleda's CEO for North America since 2016, gives us an inside look into the green beauty industry. He predicts the ingredients that are about to shake up our routines, describes what's next for skin care, and talks about what it will take for natural products to become the new normal. Along the way, he touches on issues of access in the natural beauty space, gives tips for spotting "faux natural" brands, and shares the nonnegotiable beauty products to add to your repertoire. For Weleda, at the end of the day, it's all about going back to the basics. Though the company is nearly a century old, its ingredient list has remained relatively unchanged since the beginning, which speaks volumes about its sourcing. "People and nature have a symbiotic relationship," he tells mbg. "When they’re working together, it creates health." Now that's something we can get on board with. Enjoy this episode! Thrive Market's catalog includes 5,000 of your favorite premium, organic products up to 50% off and delivered straight to your door. Thrive Market is on a mission to make healthy living, affordable and accessible to everyone! Go to thrivemarket.com/mindbodygreen for a 30 day free trial and $60 off organic groceries with free shipping. KIND makes delicious, healthy snacks using whole ingredients. All of KIND’s snacks are crafted with delicious, wholesome ingredients like nuts, fruits and whole grains to keep your body and your taste buds happy! Enjoy 50% off and free shipping on your first Snack Pack when you subscribe to it through Snack Club, KIND’s monthly snack subscription service. Go to kindsnacks.com/MBG for more details. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 26, 2018
60: Max Lugavere On Brain Fog, Gluten, & Food As Medicine For The Mind
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Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health science journalist, TV personality, brain health expert, and author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods. For Max, brain health isn't just a trend; it's personal. After his mother was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease at just 58, Max dedicated himself to understanding the link between diet, lifestyle, and cognitive function. After almost 10 years of research, he is sharing his brain optimizing philosophy to boost brain power, stimulate cognitive function, and prevent decline. In this episode of the podcast, Max and I talk about how modern dietary shifts may be messing with our brain, why conditionally essential nutrients are so important, and which foods to avoid to beat brain fog (spoiler: It's not just gluten!). He also makes a case for why red meat deserves a place in our diet, why sleep is non-negotiable, and how exercise stimulates the brain. This past weekend, he took the stage at mbg revitalize 2018 to bust common brain health myths and share his hard-earned knowledge with all of us. Max's science-backed evolution-based food recommendations will not only benefit your brain, but they will help you feel and perform better right now. To learn which nutrient-dense foods you need for a brain-boosting diet, check out this week's podcast. Go to TryOmax.com/mindbodygreen to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, for FREE! Omax3 comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you have plenty of time to try it and really feel the Omax difference! To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 19, 2018
59: Ripple Co-Founder Adam Lowry On Greenwashing & The Future Of Plant-Based Food
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Climate-scientist-turned-entrepreneur Adam Lowry makes products that are better for people and better for the world, then brings them to the mainstream. The co-founder of nontoxic cleaning brand Method and plant-based dairy company Ripple Foods, Lowry has been entrenched in the wellness space for two decades. Since he started Ripple with biochemist Neil Renninger in 2014, the line of pea-based milk has raised over $100 million in funding and taken off as a protein-rich dairy alternative. Peas are packed with health benefits, but their flavor isn't exactly something you want to drink up. Enter Lowry and Renninger's technology that can extract the pea's pure, unflavored protein. Now available in half-and-half and yogurt, Ripple is only getting started, and the duo has big plans to use their tech to revolutionize the food market and make plant-based options more delicious and eco-friendly (peas also have a much lower carbon and water footprint than nuts and other crops often used as dairy alternatives). In this podcast, Lowry reflects on why self-awareness is the key to a successful brand, how he uses meditation and exercise to stay productive, and why work-life "integration" is the new work-life balance. He also dives into greenwashing and his predictions for the future of food and the future of the planet at large. You won't want to miss it. To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 12, 2018
58: Nutritionist Dana James On How To Know If You Have A Gluten Sensitivity & Why You Can't Be 'Addicted' To Sugar
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Nutritionist, functional mediation practitioner, cognitive behavioral therapist, mindbodygreen class instructor and collective member, and dear friend Dana James has helped more than 3,000 women clean up their eating habits and move closer to their happy weight over the course of her career. Dana's emphasis on psychology is unique: She believes that in order to lose weight, we need to first address the mental blocks that are holding us back. In her 12 years as a practitioner, she's identified the four personality archetypes that most people fall into. Her brand new book, The Archetype Diet: Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body, dives into how to find your archetype, identify the mental and hormonal blocks keeping you from your healthiest life, and conduct mind-body exercises that will leave you feeling vibrant. It's a must-read for anyone struggling with their weight or just looking to clean up their relationship to food a bit. In this jam-packed podcast, Dana introduces the four archetypes and provides some loose food guidelines for each. From there, the Columbia-trained nutritionist breaks down all of the healthy eating trends of today, weeding out fact from fiction. Tune in to hear her take on why sugar is not addictive, how to really tell if you have a gluten sensitivity, why nuts aren't as great as people make them out to me, why you should never intermittent fast if you're stressed, and so, so much more. Go to TryOmax.com/mindbodygreen to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, for FREE! Omax3 comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you have plenty of time to try it and really feel the Omax difference! To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!
Jun 05, 2018