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The mindbodygreen Podcast is a continuation of the mindbodygreen journey of mental, physical, spiritual, and environmental well-being. Jason Wachob, founder & CEO of mindbodygreen, shares motivational interviews with the people shaping the wellness world: pioneers, cutting-edge thinkers, and entrepr…

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    415: How cold therapy can supercharge your health | Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:01

    Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D.:  "People who took a cold shower every day had less sick days off of work.” Harper, a cold therapy expert and consultant anesthetist at Sussex University Hospitals, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how cold water immersion can help reduce your inflammatory response, plus: - How to practice cold therapy at home without spending a dime (~09:17) - How to prepare for a cold plunge (~13:28) - How long you should spend in a cold shower (~19:20) - How cold therapy can reduce anxiety (~22:25) - The future of cold therapy research (~33:21) Referenced in the episode: - Harper's book, Chill: The Cold Water Swim Cure. - Read more about Doctor Brighton and The Sea Cure. - Harper's paper showing that putting people through cold water adaptation programs before surgery could reduce complications. - Study showing people who took cold showers called in sick 29% less than the control group. - The Official Rules. - mbg Podcast episode #392, with Emma Loewe. - Harper's study on open water swimming as treatment for depression. - Harper's research showing outdoor swimming had short- and long-term reductions in negative mood. - Learn more about Chill UK. - Watch's BBC's The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs. - Anecdotal account how cold water swimming helped one woman's long COVID symptoms. 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.

    414: Keeping secrets can harm your health | Psychologist Michael Slepian, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 32:10

    Michael Slepian, Ph.D.: “As isolating as it can feel to have a secret, we all keep secrets and we all keep the same kinds of secrets.” Slepian, a psychologist and associate professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how keeping secrets affects your body and brain, plus: - The surprising secrets most people keep (~13:32) - How to know who you can trust to keep a secret (~16:39) - Why our secrets are all universal (~21:00) - How secrets have evolved in our culture (~24:36) - How to identify a healthy secret (~27:08) Referenced in the episode: - Slepian's book, The Secret Life Of Secrets. - Read more about Slepian's research on secret-keeping. - Slepian's research on how confiding secrets affects well-being. - Take Slepian's survey to learn more about your own secrets. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    413: Surprising gut health offenders way beyond diet | Father of functional medicine Jeff Bland, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 41:52

    Jeff Bland, Ph.D.: “Our diets can mark our genes.” Bland, the father of functional medicine, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the surprising factors that can mess with your gut health, plus: - How functional medicine has evolved & where it's headed (~00:45) - Why your well-being depends on the well-being of the planet (~11:59) - Environmental criteria to look for when shopping for food & clothes (~17:31) - How your social behaviors can alter your gut microbiome (~25:37) - How to change your genetic destiny (~30:59) Referenced in the episode: - Learn more about Big Bold Health. - Follow Big Bold Health on Instagram. - A study showing Oura ring can help spot signals associated with COVID. - Paul Hawken's Drawdown. - mbg Podcast episode #222 and #362, with Bland.  - mbg Podcast episode #253, with Patrick Hanaway, M.D. - Learn more about Solarea Bio. - A study showing how stressful environments can alter the gut microbiome. - News story about research for obesity genes. - Bland's study, "A Discovery that Reframes the Whole of Global Healthcare in the 21st Century." 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.

    412: How to start a workout routine you'll actually stick to | Samia Akbar, fastest known U.S.-born Black female marathoner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 57:05

    Samia Akbar: “I don't think I even recognized how much running had an effect on my mental health until I stopped running.” Akbar, the fastest known U.S.-born Black female marathoner, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to get yourself out of an exercise rut, plus: - How running can reduce anxiety (~16:48) - Helpful hacks to motivate yourself to get moving (~25:25) - Why you should workout a little bit every day (~30:48) - What people get wrong about running (~43:28) - The all-time best running tips that training programs don't cover (~51:09) Referenced in the episode: - Learn more about The Stolen Starts. - Listen to Frank Lipman, M.D.'s most recent episode on the mbg Podcast. - Stay tuned to learn more about New Balance & mbg's training program, Good Mood Miles! Enjoy this episode sponsored by New Balance! 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.

    411: Common fasting mistakes & how to stay energized | Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 50:54

    Mark Sisson: “Most people go through their lives very inefficiently burning body fat for fuel.”  Sisson, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Primal Kitchen, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make fasting 10x easier, plus: - Common pitfalls when starting intermittent fasting (~09:06) - How to order at restaurants on a healthy diet (~13:02) - How to maintain age-defying energy levels (~18:00) - How long you should actually do a cold plunge (~27:48) - Why your workouts should always be fun (~31:10) Referenced in the episode: - Sisson's latest book, the Two Meals Day Cookbook. - mbg Podcast episode #293 and #29, with Sisson. - mbg Podcast episode #365, with Mark Schatzker. - Sisson's book, The Keto Reset Diet. - Sisson's book, The Primal Blueprint. - The Lore Of Running, by Timothy Noakes. - Frontier X2 heart monitor. 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.

    410: How to know if you have toxic mold in your home | Functional medicine doctor Ann Shippy, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 40:31

    Ann Shippy, M.D.: “If you're having any health issue, consider whether you've got a mold exposure.”  Shippy, a functional medicine doctor and mold toxicity expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to spot toxic mold in your home, plus: - The sneaky hotspots where mold loves to thrive (~07:13) - Common mistakes that can cause mold in the bathroom (~12:45) - What to do if you've been exposed to toxic mold (~28:25) - Why you shouldn't use a front-loading washer (~24:57) - How to know if your food has mold in it (~36:20) Referenced in the episode: - ERMI test. - Shippy's handout on mold and mycotoxins. - IQ Air purifier. - Austin Air filter. - AirDoctor air filter. - Shippy's Liposomal Glutathione. 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.

    409: How to know if you have a healthy gut | Gastroenterologist Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 40:09

    Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.: “If you change your diet today, your gut microbiome will change by tomorrow.”  Bulsiewicz, a gastroenterologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to know if your gut microbiome is balanced, plus: - How much fiber you should actually be eating (~08:04) - Why you should eat 30 different plants per week (~13:12) - How to strength train your gut microbiome (~15:56) - The best foods to kickstart healthy gut (~32:48) - How to sprout your legumes & why you should (~34:31) Referenced in the episode: - Bulsiewicz's new book, The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. - mbg Podcast episode #231 and #140, with Bulsiewicz. - Learn more about ZOE. - A study in the journal Cell on fiber vs. fermented foods. - A study showing only 5% of Americans meet recommended fiber intake. - A systematic review on fiber intake and longevity. - Data from the American Gut Project on why you should eat 30 types of plants per week. - A study on fecal transplants and immunotherapy. - A study showing 20 grams of fiber can impact immunotherapy outcomes. Take 25% off probiotic+ with code PROBIOTICPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    408: How a 55-year-old former football player is in the best shape of his life | NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 40:33

    Troy Aikman: "I'm 55 years old, and I'm in the best shape of my life in every way—mentally, physically, and emotionally.”  Aikman, an NFL Hall of Famer and broadcaster, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss his nonnegotiable tips to feel healthier than ever, plus: - Why Aikman swears by the pegan diet (~03:16) - What a daily meditation practice can teach you about happiness (~13:59) - The key to thriving after an athletic career (~19:38) - How he exercises his brain (~25:42) - How to raise confident, self-aware kids (~32:36) Referenced in the episode: - Aikman's better-for-you beer, EIGHT. - Read more about Aikman's nutrition philosophy & fitness routine. - Learn more about the pegan diet. - Follow Mark Hyman, M.D., on Instagram. - Watch Mark Hyman, M.D., at mbg revitalize 2014. - The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer. - Read Aikman's 1998 interview in Texas Monthly. - mbg Podcast episode #383, with Daniel Pink Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    407: The future of personalized medicine & how to test for longevity | Precision medicine physician Matt Dawson, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 32:37

    Matt Dawson, M.D.: “Talking about nutrition is almost like talking about religion; people are convinced their diet is the best.”  Dawson, a precision medicine physician and co-founder and CEO of Wild Health, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to track your longevity progress, plus: - How to optimize your HRV (~13:28) - How to tell if you're living with purpose (~15:58) - Why your genes are not your destiny (~25:42) - The best way to exercise for your brain (~26:57) - Why sleep is the No. 1 way to support brain health (~30:11) Referenced in the episode: - Learn more about Wild Health. - A study on access to greenery & recovering from gallbladder surgery. - Study showing effects of prolonged isolation equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. - The End of Alzheimer's, by Dale Bredesen. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    406: How to fix your posture & ease your anxiety | Manual therapist Aaron Alexander

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 63:19

    Aaron Alexander: “If you're in a position all the time, it becomes your personality.” Alexander, a manual therapist and movement coach, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how your posture can impact your mood, plus: - How to fix your alignment (~17:53) - The best way to walk for longevity & a calmer mind (~28:57) - Why you should listen to crackling fire when you're stressed (~47:12) - Nonnegotiable habits for spinal health (~50:06) - Why you should regularly sit on the floor (~51:33) Referenced in the episode: - Alexander's book, The Align Method. - Alexander's podcast, Align Podcast. - Join the Align Community. - A study showing 86% of students had an easier time accessing uplifting memories in an upright position - Read more about Albert Mehrabian's 7-38-55% rule. - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor. - mbg Podcast episode #238, with Brian Mackenzie. - A study on access to greenery & recovering from gallbladder surgery. - Man's Search For Meaning, by Viktor Frankl. - Learn more about Joan Vernikos' research. - A study showing 2 minutes of walking associated with reduced mortality by 33%. 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.

    405: What joining a cult taught me about trauma healing & relationships | Licensed psychotherapist Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 48:32

    Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW: “Any topic that promises belonging and the avoidance of pain can very quickly turn culty.”  Frank, a licensed psychotherapist and trauma specialist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to release buried emotions, plus: - How to identify the cults in your everyday life (~03:54) - Why living in balance is not the goal (~23:19) - How to get to the root of your anxiousness (~28:46) - The cult of dating culture (~37:29) - Why you should make a relationship checklist (~40:09) Referenced in the episode: - Frank's book, The Science Of Stuck. - The Body Keeps The Score, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #378, with Daniel Amen, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #226, with Jeffrey Rediger, M.D. - Learn more about Internal Family Systems & the IFS Institute. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    404: How to prevent cognitive decline no matter your age | Maria Shriver & Patrick Schwarzenegger

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 37:59

    Patrick Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver: “You are in the driver's seat. There are things you can do today that will impact your brain health tomorrow, or next year, or five years down the road.”  Schwarzenegger, an actor, model and investor, and Shriver, a journalist, bestselling author, and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what you can do today to better your brain, plus: - Why you should exercise for your brain (~09:07) - Why Shriver doesn't believe in retiring (~10:07) - How to stay grounded growing up in the public eye (~11:28) - Why we need more research on women's brain health (~21:32) - Why so many young people are struggling with mental health right now (~28:29) Referenced in the episode: - MOSH. - The Shriver Report. - The Women's Alzheimer's Movement. - Watch Shriver on the TODAY Show speaking about women & SSRIs. - CDC report on mental health of teens & young adults. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    403: What nearly going blind taught me about longevity | NYT writer Frank Bruni

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:53

    Frank Bruni: “Almost all of the difficulties we deal with are not visible to the naked eye.” Bruni, a New York Times columnist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how nearly going blind helped him see more clearly, plus: - How to mentally recover from an invisible illness (~11:41) - How to feel empowered about your health (~13:54) - How to deeply connect with others on social media (~19:22) - How to be an independent thinker (~24:39) - How to have a productive conversation about health care & politics (~30:25) Referenced in the episode: - Bruni's book, The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found. - mbg's Invisible Illness series. - NAION Facebook support group. - Bruni's New York Times article on his NAION diagnosis. - Bruni's New York Times article, "Our Tribalism Will Be the Death of Us." - Watch Bruni on Real Time With Bill Maher. - Read Bruni's newsletter. - Crown Shy. - 4 Charles Prime Rib. 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.

    402: How to get your brain to genuinely love exercise | Positive psychiatrist Samantha Boardman, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:34

    Samantha Boardman, M.D.: “People who do even 20 to 30 minutes of running per day say that their mood improves short- and long-term.” Boardman, a positive psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to get moving when you're feeling unmotivated, plus: - How to start a workout routine you'll actually stick to (~07:13) - The health benefits of working out with a friend (~09:13) - How to achieve the runner's high (~14:33) - How to use mindfulness to quicken your running pace (~19:38) - How to talk to a loved one who needs to take better care of themselves (~33:57) Referenced in the episode: - mbg Podcast episode #329 and #14, with Boardman. - Boardman's book, Everyday Vitality. - Research from Katy Milkman, Ph.D., on temptation bundling. - Research from Milkman on flexible exercise routines. - A study showing exercise companions lead to more frequent workouts. - A study showing just 30 minutes of exercise can improve mood. Enjoy this episode sponsored by New Balance! 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.

    401: How to boost confidence when you're feeling insecure | Entrepreneur & author Lisa Bilyeu

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 49:09

    Lisa Bilyeu: “Change your perspective from the fear of failing into an opportunity.”  Bilyeu, a world-class entrepreneur and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what we're getting wrong about confidence, plus: - How to build genuine confidence (~03:35) - How to earn long-term success as an entrepreneur (~13:45) - Why seeking validation is not productive (~20:40) - How to calm yourself down when you're about to lose your cool (~27:17) - How to set goals that will actually stick (~44:08) Referenced in the episode: - Bilyeu's book, Radical Confidence. - Learn more about Impact Theory. - Visit Quest Nutrition. - Watch Bilyeu's TEDx Talk. - Listen to Bilyeu's podast, Women of Impact. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    400: The ultimate longevity episode | Episode #400 with Jason

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 76:51

    Today marks the 400th episode of the mbg podcast! What a journey it's been since our launch on June 12, 2017. The milestone of 400 speaks to the longevity of our show, so in the spirit of longevity, today's special episode will highlight the greatest nuggets of healthspan and lifespan advice we've heard on the podcast. Join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, as he explores how to lead a happier, healthier life for as long as possible. Some highlights include: - How to fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night (~24:54) - Why breathing through your nose is crucial for immunity (~40:59) - The health benefits of walking outside in the cold (~47:02) - How to "think" yourself younger (~52:18) - Why loneliness is a huge health issue (~53:37) Referenced in the episode: - mbg Podcast episode #297, with William Li, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #356, with Dan Buettner - mbg Podcast episode #345, with Simon Hill - mbg Podcast episode #363, with David Sinclair, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #310, with Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #386, with Annabel Streets - mbg Podcast episode #293, with Mark Sisson - mbg Podcast episode #313, with Robb Wolf - mbg Podcast episode #368, with Shelby Harris, PsyD, DBSM - mbg Podcast episode #366, with Kara Fitzgerald, N.D. - mbg Podcast episode #361, with Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN - mbg Podcast episode #391, with Frank Lipman, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #317, with Patrick McKeown - mbg Podcast episode #238, with Brian Mackenzie - mbg Podcast episode #397, with Becca Levy, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #327, with Sergey Young - mbg Podcast episode #267, with Marta Zaraska - mbg Podcast episode #392, with Emma Loewe - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #343, with Amishi Jha, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #388, with Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. We at mbg are extraordinarily grateful for all of you—for tuning in, for sharing on social media, and for your reviews and thoughtful comments. Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we always want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

    399: How to feel less tired on a daily basis | Energy & fatigue specialist Ari Whitten

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 52:03

    Ari Whitten: "Breathwork practices are the single fastest and most powerful way to improve energy levels.”  Whitten, an energy specialist and No. 1 bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss underrated tips to feel more vibrant, plus: - What we're still getting wrong about energy levels (~04:28) - How hot temperatures can help you feel more awake (~30:07) - The best breathwork practices for energy (~31:20) - How much protein you should really be eating (~38:11) - The top 5 superfoods for longevity & energy (~45:25) Referenced in the episode: - Whitten's book, Eat For Energy. - A paper showing only 5% of people have lab results that can explain their energy levels. - Learn more about Robert Naviaux and his research on mitochondria. - Research on why mitochondrial function declines with age. - Whitten's book, The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy. - Learn more about Whitten's Energy Blueprint Program. - A study showing how sauna use can enhance energy levels. - Learn more about Whitten's Breathing For Energy Program. Take 25% off our sleep support+ with code SLEEP25. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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. 

    398: How to raise confident & resilient kids in a world that can be depressing | Parenting expert Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 42:52

    Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D.: “Having somebody there for you if something goes wrong is such a predictor of health.”  Doucleff, a parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to raise generous kids without nagging, plus: - How to diffuse a temper tantrum without yelling (~03:26) - How to actually motivate children to do the right thing (~15:17) - How to really give your children autonomy (~21:54) - The best ways to bolster kids' mental health (~24:49) - Why kids should have at least one other caring adult in their lives (~27:03) Referenced in the episode: - Doucleff's book, Hunt, Gather, Parent. - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D. - Read Doucleff's work on NPR.org. - Research showing kids are less likely to help a second time after receiving extrinsic rewards. - Research on relational wealth and quality of life. Take 25% off our sleep support+ with code SLEEP25. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    397: How to become a supercentenarian (aka 110+ years old!) | Healthy aging expert Becca Levy, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 31:32

    Becca Levy, Ph.D.: “Those who had positive age beliefs had a median survival of 7.5 years longer than those with negative age beliefs.”  Levy, a healthy aging expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob to discuss her tips for extreme longevity, plus: - How your beliefs about aging determine how long you live (~01:22) - How your memory can actually improve with age (~04:22) - The biggest misconceptions around aging (~05:57) - What we can learn from the longest living woman in the world (~14:11) - How to cultivate a sense of purpose later in life (~24:49) Referenced in the episode: - Levy's book, Breaking The Age Code. - Levy's study showing those with positive age beliefs live 7.5 years longer. - mbg Podcast episode #388 with Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. - Levy's study on the link between positive age beliefs & the APOE gene. Take 20% off our longevity & vitality collection+ with code LONGEVITYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    396: Eco-anxiety & the sneaky toxins in your home | Environmental policy expert Heather White

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 37:19

    Heather White: “If you care about the future, you are an environmentalist.”  White, an environmental policy expert and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to alleviate eco-anxiety, plus: - How to find your environmentalist personality type (~10:11) - Small, easy ways to show the Earth some love (~13:35) - Which individual actions can actually inspire policy change (~16:00) - The future of regenerative agriculture (~21:40) - How to avoid sneaky toxins in the home (~30:04) Referenced in the episode: - White's book, One Green Thing. - An mbg article responding to the 2021 IPCC report. - Atomic Habits, by James Clear. - mbg Podcast episode #386, with Annabel Streets. - Watch Seaspiracy on Netflix. - Watch The Biggest Little Farm documentary. - Regeneration, by Paul Hawken. - Paul Hawken's discussion on revitalizing the climate change conversation at mbg revitalize 2017. - A survey of 10,000 young people and their climate anxiety. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    395: How to balance your blood sugar without changing your diet | Biochemist Jessie Inchauspe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 38:19

    Jessie Inchauspe: “If you eat a meal in a specific order, you can reduce the glucose spike of the meal by 75%.” Inchauspe, a biochemist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the easiest ways to balance your blood sugar, plus: - The exact order to eat your meal for blood sugar balance - Why you should put "clothing" on your carbs - Why you should drink a vinegar tonic before your meals - Healthy foods that can secretly spike your glucose - Why you should move your muscles for 10 minute after meals Referenced in the episode: - Inchauspe's book, Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar. - Follow Inchauspe on Instagram. - Learn more about Levels. - Jason's dessert recommendations: Unreal Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups and Justin's Nut Butter Cups. - A study showing the link between vinegar and glucose spikes. - A refreshing vinegar tonic recipe. Take 25% off chocolate beauty & gut collagen+ with code CHOCOPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    394: The science of venting your feelings | Psychologist Ethan Kross, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 37:05

    Ethan Kross, Ph.D.: “Your inner voice is a remarkable super power.”  Kross, an award-winning psychologist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have productive inner dialogue, plus: - How to control the negative voice inside your head (~07:06) - What to do if you wake up in the middle of the night feeling overwhelmed (~12:28) - Why people tend to clean when they're stressed (~17:13) - Why venting your feelings is not always productive (~23:05) - How to show support a loved one struggling with mental health (~27:55) Referenced in the episode: - Kross' book, Chatter. - A study on proximity to green space and well-being. - A study on awe experiences. - A study on third-person self-talk. - Research showing stress results in ritualized behavior. - A study on venting emotions after 9/11. - Niall Bolger's research on invisible support. Take 25% off our sleep support+ with code SLEEP25. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    393: The all-time best ingredients for healthy hair | Briogeo founder Nancy Twine & cohost mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler 

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 32:19

    Nancy Twine: “So much of feeling beautiful really comes from the inside. It's how we talk to ourselves, how we eat, how we prioritize our self-care.” Twine, the founder and CEO of Briogeo, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and mbg beauty director Alexandra Engler, to discuss nonnegotiable hair care tips, plus: - How to actually define clean & green beauty (~03:40) - How sustainability can become a bigger part of the beauty industry (~05:48) - How your beauty choices impact your health and well-being (~10:39) - Packaging innovations & the future of sustainable beauty (~19:27) - Underrated hair care ingredients that don't get enough attention (~23:22) Referenced in the episode: - Listen to our Clean Beauty School podcast. - Shop Briogeo. - Follow Nancy Twine. - Learn more about Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty Advisory Council. Beauty starts with making choices that align with your values, and Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™ is here to guide the way. Visit ulta.com/conscious-beauty to reinspire your beauty routine with products that benefit you and our world.​ Enjoy this episode sponsored by Ulta Beauty! 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.

    392: How nature soothes anxiety, enhances longevity & supports brain health | mbg senior sustainability editor Emma Loewe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 30:59

    Emma Loewe: “People tend to live longer if they live close to green space…and street trees totally count.”  Loewe, mbg senior sustainability editor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how nature can enhance your health, plus: - Why you should look at waves when you're stressed (~09:06) - How awe experiences can impact your mental health (~11:22) - The health benefits of houseplants (~21:03) - How to reap the benefits of nature if you live in a city (~18:46) - How the sustainability conversation will evolve with emerging science (~25:46) Referenced in the episode: - Loewe's book, Return To Nature. - Read Loewe's work on mindbodygreen.  - Horticultural therapist Matthew Wichrowski's work at NYU. - A study on coast proximity and health. - MacKerron Mappiness study. - Full study on biodiversity.  - Research on awe experiences.  - Research on forest bathing and NK cells. - A study on phytoncides and heart rate variability. - A study on fractal fluency. - A study on green space and mortality risk.  Take 20% off our longevity & vitality collection with code LONGEVITYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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.

    391: The silent issue that's affecting longevity | Frank Lipman, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 29:40

    Frank Lipman, M.D.: “Methylation is a key mechanism involved in brain health, heart health, and emotional health.*”  Lipman, a functional medicine doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why methylation is so crucial for your health, plus: - How to tell if your homocysteine levels are healthy (~03:08) - How methylation can affect your mood & emotional well-being (~07:08) - How to actually "detox" your body (~12:42) - The future of longevity & functional medicine (~16:18) - Why more doctors aren't talking about methylation (~17:58) Referenced in the episode: - Read more about Jason's personal methylation story. - mbg Podcast episode #376, with David Perlmutter, M.D. - New York Times article about Bob Harper and lp(a). - Learn more about Hearty. Shop our methylation support+ supplement and take 25% off with code METHYLATIONPOD.* Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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. 

    390: How spirituality impacts your health | Mind-body medicine physician Lissa Rankin, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 80:03

    Lissa Rankin, M.D.: "Healing and spirituality should never be a luxury. It should be absolutely equitable for everybody.”  Rankin, a mind-body medicine physician a New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how spirituality has the power to heal, plus: - How to navigate the paradoxes of healing (~04:07) - The 4 types of intelligence & how to know which one you use most (~14:32) - How to set intentions on your healing journey (~40:27) - Why surrendering is so important for your health (~49:12) - How to become a better self-healer (~01:12:14) Referenced in the episode: - Rankin's newest book, Sacred Medicine. - Rankin's previous titles, Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and Anatomy Of The Calling. - mbg Podcast episode #133, and #111, with Rankin. - Read more about Larry Dossey and the science of prayer. - Read more about William Bengston, Ph.D., and "image cycling." - Kitchen Table Wisdom, by Rachel Naomi Remen. - mbg Podcast episode #226, with Jeffrey Rediger, M.D. - When The Body Says No, by Gabor Maté, M.D. - Learn more about Rankin's organization, Heal At Last. 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.

    389: The best & worst types of exercise for anxiety | Neuroscientist Jennifer Heisz, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 45:55

    Jennifer Heisz, Ph.D.: “A 2-minute movement break is all it takes to restore and replenish the brain of its vital nutrients.” Heisz, a neuroscientist and associate professor of kinesiology, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob to discuss specific exercises to help manage anxiety, plus: - Why you should listen to music before a workout (~03:51) - How much time you need to exercise for brain health (~04:30) - How walking can help grow brain cells (~30:48) - Which sports are best for healthy cognition (~36:45) - How to hack your brain to love working out (~42:06) Referenced in the episode: - Heisz's book, Move The Body, Heal The Mind. - Heisz's study showing students who took 5-minute exercise breaks had better focus during lectures. - Research on how walking boosts creativity. - Heisz's research on aerobic exercise and memory. - Heisz's research on why people wanted to work out for mental health during the pandemic. - Research on the link between exercise and depression symptoms. - A study on kids' free play and creativity as adults. 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.

    388: Overcoming success addiction & why you should have a reverse bucket list | Social scientist Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 48:03

    Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.: “Purpose is one of the macronutrients of happiness.”  Brooks, a behavioral social scientist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to overcome success addiction, plus: - How to meet your goals without compromising mental health (~07:50) - The 7 big predictors of long-term happiness (~15:31) - How to avoid a midlife crisis (~21:31) - How your intelligence changes as you age (~22:24) - How to unlock your deepest potential (~28:11) Referenced in the episode: - Brooks' book, From Strength To Strength. - Read Brooks' Article on how wanting less leads to more satisfaction. - Read more about George Vaillant's research in his book, Triumphs Of Experience. - A study showing senior citizens who rarely felt useful had higher risk of mortality. 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.

    387: Cooking oils to avoid & the truth about mouthwash | NYT bestselling author Max Lugavere

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 49:58

    Max Lugavere: “We do have a degree of agency when it comes to our cognitive health — the best time to intervene is now.” Lugavere, a health and science journalist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have a more youthful brain, plus: - What he eats in a day for cognitive health (~08:59) - The most ominous cooking oils to avoid (~15:46) - How vinegar can help balance your blood sugar (~31:48) - The best herbs & spices for your brain (~35:24) - Why you shouldn't use mouthwash right after a workout (~38:47) Referenced in the episode: - Lugavere's book, Genius Kitchen. - mbg Podcast episode #236, #161, and #60, with Lugavere. - mbg Podcast episode #290, with Drew Ramsey, M.D. - Lugavere's previous book, Genius Foods. - Lugavere's podcast, The Genius Life. - Read more about the FINGER study. - A study showing those who ate at least one serving of leafy greens per day had brains that were operating 11 years younger than they actually were. - A Tufts study on "eat in moderation" advice. - A study on lutein and zeaxanthin and visual processing speed. - A study on the link between dairy and cognitive function. - A study on eating spicy foods and a longer life. - A study showing those who used mouthwash twice daily or more had increased risk of prediabetes by 50%. - A study on how using mouthwash after exercise can inhibit the benefits. - A study showing caffeine can block PCSK9. 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.

    386: Are you actually walking correctly? | Award-winning writer author Annabel Streets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 41:52

    Annabel Streets: “Solo walking is best if you want to reflect or come up with a solution to a problem.”  Streets, an award-winning writer, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to go on the healthiest walk, plus: - The most common walking mistakes (~04:26) - How to have good foot posture while you walk (~07:30) - Why you should try to listen to birdsong (~22:04) - The health benefits of walking in the rain (~24:34) - The best time of day to go on a walk (~30:58) Referenced in the episode: - Streets' book, 52 Ways To Walk. - Read more about the health benefits of nitric oxide. - A study by Massachusetts General Hospital showing 12 minutes of walking enhanced metabolites profile. - Blue Mind, by Wallace J. Nichols. - UK study showing natural sounds increased relaxation by 30%. - Research showing a cold temperature activates the production of brown fat. - A study showing walking groups helps people stick to exercise goals. - Research on sleep and access to trees. - Research on the health benefits of terpenes from pine trees. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Manitoba Harvest! 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.

    385: Cancel culture, the birth control pill & how to get to the root of your anxiety | holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 50:13

    Ellen Vora, M.D.: "Hormones impact your brain, and they impact how you feel.” Vora, a holistic psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to get to the root of your stress and anxiety, plus: - How "false anxieties" can impact your mental health (~10:55) - How to be nuanced in a world that's fear of cancel culture (~22:54) - The best foods to ease your anxiousness (~25:16) - How the birth control pill can contribute to anxiety (~31:50) - How to strengthen your emotional resilience (~45:49) Referenced in the episode: - Vora's book, The Anatomy of Anxiety. - Learn more about Vora's mbg classes: How To Control Anxiety, Managing Depression, and The Doctor's Guide To Falling Asleep Naturally. - mbg Podcast episodes #202 and #74, with Vora. - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D. - Documentary about Dian Fossey's research on chimps and anxiety. - The Mood Cure, by Julia Ross. - "Tend and Befriend" study from UCLA. 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.

    384: Music as medicine & how to avoid sound pollution | Neurologist Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 47:30

    Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.: “Music absolutely can change the way your brain is firing.” Chaudhary, a neurologist and Ayurveda expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use music to alleviate anxiety, plus: - How to reframe annoying sounds (~10:34) - The best songs to listen to when you're stressed (~16:03) - Why classical music calms your brain (~19:45) - How certain sounds can impact your heart rate variability (~31:35) - How to practice sound medicine at home (~39:39) Referenced in the episode: - Chaudhary's book, Sound Medicine. - A study on neurologic music therapy and anxiety. - Krishna Das and Deva and Miten. - A study on the link between classical music and memory in older adults. - An mbg article on Bija Mantras. - A helpful video that repeats: Om, Aim, Namaha - Read more about Jacques Benveniste and water memory. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Manitoba Harvest! 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.

    383: Learning from mistakes, FOMO, & how to overcome fears of awkwardness | NYT bestselling author Daniel Pink

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 32:18

    Daniel Pink: “The way we talk to ourselves is cruel. Most of us would never talk to another human being the way we talk to ourselves.” Pink, a five-time New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what we're getting wrong about regrets, plus: - Why a "no regrets" philosophy is not a good way to live (~00:19) - How to properly deal with regrets in a healthy way (~11:03) - How to make negative emotions less menacing (~12:05) - Why you should practice referring to yourself in the third person (~13:04) - How to overcome fears of awkwardness (~27:23) Referenced in the episode: - Pink's book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. - Research from Northwestern in 2011 on common regrets in the U.S. population. - Research on self-distancing and talking to yourself in the third person. - Read more about the Duke regret lottery experiment. - mbg Podast episode #346, with Esther Perel. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Manitoba Harvest! 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.

    382: Myths about fruit & the surprising vitamin you're probably lacking | Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 32:00

    Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN: “Vitamin C is at the core of all these fascinating heart, joint, skin, immune, and neuroprotective benefits.”*  Ferira, mbg's vice president of scientific affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the biggest myths about vitamin C, plus: - The best vitamin C-rich foods, other than citrus (~04:37) - Risk factors that increase vitamin C insufficiency (~06:25) - How to find a high-quality vitamin C supplement (~19:36) - Why some vitamin C supplements can make you feel queasy (~28:10) - The best time of day to take vitamin C (~29:24) Referenced in the episode: - mbg's vitamin C potency+ - mbg Podcast episode #315 and #361, with Ferira. - A study showing 46% of U.S. adult population is failing to meet their vitamin C needs. - A 2021 study showing 42% of U.S. adults are insufficient in vitamin C. - An mbg article on the link between collagen and pelvic floor health. - mbg's beauty & gut collagen+ - An mbg article on why you shouldn't wait to feel crappy to take vitamin C. Take 25% off vitamin C potency+ with code VITAMINCPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code 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. 

    381: Long-COVID, Lyme disease & how to tell if your fatigue is something more serious | bestselling author Meghan O'Rourke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 40:18

    Meghan O'Rourke: “Medicine is in the business of supporting patients, but too often medicine is actually crisis care.” O'Rourke, an award-winning writer, former editor at The New Yorker, and bestselling author. joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how she navigates her invisible illness, plus: - Why it took 20 years for her to finally get a diagnosis (~07:36) - What we're still getting wrong about Lyme disease (~12:04) - Why we shouldn't dismiss Long-COVID (~16:17) - Why fatigue is so difficult to explain to doctors (~20:37) - How to balance letting go & taking control of your health (~27:28) Referenced in the episode: - O'Rourke's book, The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness. - Explore more of O'Rourke's work. - Learn more about Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. - Read more stories from mbg's invisible illness series. - Read about ambien and why the FDA cut recommended doses for women in half. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Manitoba Harvest! 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.

    380: The best & worst grains for your gut | Cardiologist William Davis, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 52:52

    William Davis, M.D.: “Doctors should be experts nutrition and the microbiome.” Davis, a cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the best foods for heart health, plus: - The truth about sourdough & gut health (~09:16)  - Why you should always leave the skin on your chicken (~16:48) - How to tell if you have a gut issue (~30:13) - The best probiotic strains for hair & skin (~41:07) - The future of microbiome research (~47:17) Referenced in the episode: - Davis' latest book, Super Gut.  - Davis' previous bestseller, Wheat Belly.  - A study on vitamin D supplementation and heart health.  - A study showing refined grains and sugars impact LDL cholesterol particles.  - AIRE device.  - A study assessing gut microbiota imbalance in people with fibromyalgia. - MIT studies on Lactobacillus reuteri and healthy skin and hair growth, sexual function, and tissue healing.  Enjoy this episode sponsored by Kori Krill Oil, the omega-3 superfood with superior absorption to support your best whole-body health.* To learn more about the benefits of Kori Krill Oil for your heart, body, and brain, visit www.korikrilloil.com/mindbodygreen.* 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.

    379: Longevity foods, reverse juicing & what we're still getting wrong about keto | Cardiologist Steven Gundry, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 46:21

    Steven Gundry, M.D.: “In two Blue Zones, cheese is the secret to a long lifespan.”  Gundry, a cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss common misconceptions about going keto, plus:  - Why you should only fast 5 days a week (~12:20) - The best polyphenol-rich foods for longevity (~27:48) - Why "reverse juicing" helps you get the most polyphenols (~29:30) - How to practice cold vs. hot therapy at home (~33:23) - Why cheese might actually be good for longevity (~38:35) Referenced in the episode: - Gundry's book, Unlocking The Keto Code. - mbg Podcast episodes #291, #135, #108, and #44, with Gundry.  - George F. Cahill's research on ketones.  - A study on Italian athletes showing the link between time-restricted eating and weight loss. - Browse GundryMD supplements.  - Read more about Blue Zones and listen to Dan Buettner on the mbg Podcast. - A study showing olive oil intake for 5 years could reduce risk of heart disease. 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.

    378: 4 lies about happiness, brain types & mood-boosting foods | Neuroscientist Daniel Amen, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 26:30

    Daniel Amen, M.D.: “‘Don't worry, be happy' is a lie. The idea that you shouldn't worry is actually a prescription for misery.” Amen, a clinical neuroscientist psychiatrist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how your brain type impacts your happiness, plus: - Why some stress can actually make you happy (~04:14) - Why purpose is like a dopamine drip (~06:22) - How to eat for happiness (~15:59) - His go-to nuts and seeds for better brain health (~18:32) - The one exercise that can boost your happiness (~22:16) Referenced in the episode: - Amen's book, You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type.  - mbg Podcast episode #150, with Amen.  - Amen's podcast, The Brain Warrior's Way. - Read more about Pollyanna. - Watch Amen in Justin Bieber's Youtube docuseries, "Seasons." - A study on elimination diets & ADHD symptoms.  - Amen's mbg article on brain types.  Enjoy this episode sponsored by Kori Krill Oil, the omega-3 superfood with superior absorption to support your best whole-body health.* To learn more about the benefits of Kori Krill Oil for your heart, body, and brain, visit www.korikrilloil.com/mindbodygreen.* 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.

    377: Post-COVID trauma, EFT exercises & how to actually process buried emotions | Spiritual teacher Gabby Bernstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 46:16

    Gabby Bernstein: “The goal isn't to get rid of the parts of ourselves we think are bad. The goal is to help them become less extreme.”  Bernstein, a spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually work through stored trauma, plus: - How to use EMDR and EFT techniques (~14:12) - What to do if you're feeling unworthy or inadequate (~22:07) - What we can all learn from AA (~29:47) - Why surrender is nonnegotiable for personal growth (~32:39) - How to develop a direct line to your true self (~43:13) Referenced in the episode: - Bernstein's book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace.  - mbg Podcast episode #200 and #175, with Bernstein.  - Read John Sarno, M.D.'s work, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection.  - EMDR playlist.  - An mbg article about EFT and a quick tapping technique.  - Trigger warning: This episode includes mentions of suicidal ideation. 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. 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.

    376: The unsuspecting marker that's critical for metabolic health | David Perlmutter, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 54:56

    David Perlmutter, M.D.: “88% of American adults have at least one component of metabolic syndrome.” Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how uric acid can make or break your metabolic health, plus: - How hydration impacts your metabolism (~19:52) - Why we're all hard-wired to have a sweet tooth (~23:39) - The best foods for reducing uric acid (~24:40) - The connection between uric acid & brain health (~35:40) - How gratitude can enhance your metabolic health (~41:02) Referenced in the episode: - Perlmutter's book, Drop Acid. - mbg Podcast episode #178, #92, and #55, with Perlmutter. - See here for a list of purine-free beers from Japan. - A study showing 500 milligrams of quercetin could reduce uric acid. - Perlmutter's op-ed in MedPage Today. - A 12-year study on the link between uric acid and cognitive function. - Watch Perlmutter discuss the connection between gut & brain health during mbg revitalize 2016 - Perlmutter's Instagram post on honey. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Kori Krill Oil! 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.

    375: Hormone balance, medical gaslighting & how to optimize metabolism longevity | Taz Bhatia, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 48:14

    Taz Bhatia, M.D.: “You have to get the gut in good shape to balance your hormones.” Bhatia, a functional medicine doctor and hormone expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to know if you have a hormonal imbalance, plus: - The best foods to balance your hormones & what to avoid (~04:34) - How to restore healthy hair growth (~18:04) - Why you should avoid a midday coffee (~26:23) - How to keep your metabolism strong as you age (~31:11) - What to do if you're experiencing medical gaslighting (~37:05) Referenced in the episode: - mbg Podcast episode #62, with Bhatia.  - Our 2022 Wellness Trend discussing medical gaslighting.  - Read all of our 2022 Wellness Trends. - The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, by Julia Cameron.  - Listen to Bhatia's podcast episode on hair loss.  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.

    374: How to use cold therapy to optimize your blood sugar, brain health & sleep | Exercise physiologist Ben Greenfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 33:17

    Ben Greenfield: “There's nothing that seems to control blood sugar more than the cold.”  Greenfield, an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how the cold can supercharge your health, plus: - How much cold therapy you need to reap the benefits (~11:00) - The best time of day to practice cold therapy (~13:41) - Why you might not want to consume antioxidants right after working out (~15:50) - Why you should exercise outdoors, especially during winter (~17:39) - A workout hack to balance your blood sugar (~19:49) Referenced in the episode: - mbg Podcast episodes #189 and #87, with Greenfield. - Greenfield's podcast, Ben Greenfield Fitness. - A study on antioxidant supplements and exercise-induced oxidative stress. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Visit Sun Valley! 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.

    373: Setting healthy boundaries, ghosting, & dealing with flaky friends | Nedra Tawwab, MSW, LCSW

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 52:10

    Nedra Tawwab, MSW, LCSW: “When people set boundaries in relationships, it's because they care about the relationship.”  Tawwab—a licensed therapist, relationship expert, and New York Times bestselling author—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to set healthy boundaries without feeling selfish, plus: - How Zoom has changed the perception of boundaries (~13:00) - How to know if you have a boundaries problem (~15:08) - What to do if a friend has a pattern of canceling plans (~20:55) - How to end a relationship that has run its course (~25:23) - What we're still getting wrong about setting boundaries (~43:48) Referenced in the episode: - Tawwab's book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace. - mbg Podcast episode #346, with Esther Perel. - Follow Tawwab on Instagram. - Tawwab's Instagram post on being defensive. - An article discussing why Warren Buffett says no to almost everything. 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.

    372: How your pelvic floor affects your sex drive, bladder & overall health | Urogynecologist Betsy Greenleaf, D.O.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 34:38

    Betsy Greenleaf, D.O.: “We buy pads and adult diapers and blame it on aging, when there's so much you can do to strengthen the pelvic floor that you don't need to even get to that part of your life.”  Greenleaf, a board-certified urogynecologist and pelvic floor expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why pelvic floor health matters at every age, plus: - How to know if your pelvic floor is weak & what to do (~02:38) - How to train your bladder (~14:22) - How often you should pee in a day (~16:22) - The best probiotic strains for vaginal health (~25:39) - Why you shouldn't actually squat over public toilets (~29:29) Referenced in the episode: - Read more about Greenleaf & her work. - Check out Greenleaf's upcoming health summit, The Happy Vagina Rally, about menopause and pelvic health. - Read more about pelvic floor health & why it's important. - View mbg's pee color chart & what it says about your health. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Uprising Foods! 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.

    371: We used to eat 6,000 types of plants—now we only eat 9 | Award-winning food journalist Dan Saladino

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 37:11

    Dan Saladino: “Just 3 species of plants provide more than 50% of the world's calories.”  Saladino, an award-winning food journalist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the link between biodiversity and nutrition, plus: - Why our diets only contain 9 species of plants (~02:50) - What drives a lack of crop diversity (~07:28) - The most endangered foods & what it means for your nutrition (~13:14) - How your relationship with food affects your health (~23:13) - How to support biodiversity in the food system (~26:05) Referenced in the episode: - Saladino's book, Eating To Extinction. - Read more about farmed vs. wild salmon. - Read more about the Hadza and their hunter-gatherer lifestyle. - A study on the diverse gut microbiomes of Hadza hunter-gatherers. 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.

    370: Why we're all so distracted | NYT bestselling author Johann Hari

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 45:51

    Johann Hari: “When you try to do lots of things at once, you do all of them less competently—you make more mistakes, you remember less of what you do, and you're far less creative.”  Hari, a New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to reclaim your attention span, plus: - The link between sleep & focus (~05:16) - Why multitasking never works (~10:39) - How reading for pleasure retrains your brain (~21:05) - How to eat for attention (~35:54) - Why you shouldn't reply to texts immediately (~39:21) Referenced in the episode: - Hari's book, Stolen Focus. - kSafe. - Freedom app. - A study showing it takes 23 minutes to get back your focus after an interruption. - A study on the switch-cost effect. - A study from Charles Czeisler that sleeping ~5 hours a night impairs attention the same as a blood alcohol level of .1%. - Read more about Hewlett Packard's study on the link between work distractions and IQ. - mbg Podcast episode #79, with Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. - Read more about Lenore Skenazy and Let Grow. We have recently introduced our innovative longevity & vitality collection! Visit mindbodygreen.com/longevity and use the code LONGEVITYPOD to get 20% off a one-time or first month subscription purchase of this premium collection, which includes vitamin D3 potency+, cellular beauty+, ultimate multivitamin+, and omega-3 potency+. 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.

    369: How to feel confident, magnetic & full of good energy | Meditation teacher & NYT bestselling author Kimberly Snyder 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 55:48

    Kimberly Snyder: “One of the biggest issues of today is that everybody's trying to control everything.”  Snyder, a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her practical steps to harness good energy, plus: - How to connect to your true self (~05:30) - How to have genuine, permanent confidence (~14:57) - How to clear mental clutter (~28:20) - How to have a magnetic personality & attract what you want (~34:33) - How to make affirmations actually work (~43:39) Referenced in the episode: - Snyder's new book, You Are More Than You Think You Are. - Snyder's previous title, The Beauty Detox Solution. - Find all of Snyder's bestselling books. - Self Realization Fellowship at Yogananda's Meditation Organization  - Find Snyder's practical enlightenment meditations. - Snyder's podcast, Feel Good Podcast. - Learn more about the HeartMath Institute. - mbg Podcast episodes #356, #298, #157, and #33, with Dan Buettner. 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.

    368: How to actually fall asleep faster & stay asleep longer | Behavioral sleep doctor Shelby Harris, PsyD, DBSM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 46:40

    Shelby Harris, PsyD, DBSM: “We have this idea that you should have perfect sleep every single night, but a bad night here and there means that you're human.” Harris, a licensed psychologist and behavioral sleep doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss everything you need to know about getting a good night's sleep, plus: - How to fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night (~12:17) - Why you should exercise 4 to 6 hours before bed (~25:56) - The link between hydration and sleep (~27:47) - How to get back on track after night of poor sleep (~29:19) - How your sleep position can affect your quality of rest (~42:09) Referenced in the episode: - Harris' book, The Women's Guide to Overcoming Insomnia. - Learn more about the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center. - Read more about the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommendation for cognitive-behavioral therapy as first-line therapy for insomnia. - CBT-i Coach app - Sleepio - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor & his book Breath. - Harris' grounding exercises on Instagram. 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.

    367: Wellness fads, alcohol & how to get rid of “stuck” emotions | Robin Berzin, M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 45:57

    Robin Berzin, M.D.: “The foods we eat every day can cause you to feel clear, calm, focused, or they can cause you to feel the opposite of those things.” Berzin, a physician and founder of Parsley Health, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually maintain your mental health, plus: - Why you should cook two out of three meals per day (~04:47) - How to regulate your emotions with exercise (~11:48) - How to incorporate alcohol into a balanced lifestyle (~22:01) - The biggest wellness fads she's seeing right now (~34:20) - The one thing anyone can do to boost mental health (~42:05) Referenced in the episode: - Berzin's book, State Change. - Parsley Health website. - Get your own health score with Berzin's symptom tracker. - Michael Pollan's book, How To Change Your Mind. - Berzin's breathing exercise on 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.

    366: How to reverse your biological age | Kara Fitzgerald, N.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 48:49

    Kara Fitzgerald, N.D.: “In eight weeks time with a doable diet and lifestyle intervention, we reversed the biological age of our participants by over three years.” Fitzgerald, a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually slow down aging, plus: - How to know if you're methylating correctly (~08:30) - Why you should eat 7 cups of veggies per day (~13:24) - The best foods to help you become biologically younger (~20:00) - What to look for in a liver supplement (~24:47) - The best exercises for longevity (~35:13) Referenced in the episode: - Fitzgerald's book, Younger You. - mbg Podcast episode #241, with Fitzgerald. - Fitzgerald's study on reversing biological age by 3 years. - Ancestral grass-fed beef liver supplements. - A study showing the risk of too many B vitamins. - David Sinclair, Ph.D.'s Harvard lab. - mbg Podcast episode #363, #217, and #170, with Sinclair. - GRAIL cancer test 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.

    365: Brain-fooling foods & how to control your cravings | Award-winning food writer Mark Schatzker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 48:17

    Mark Schatzker: “A relationship amplifies the meal. It's always nice to eat food with someone else.” Schatzker, an award-winning food writer and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss which foods are "fooling" your brain, plus: - How to hack your brain with food (~06:10) - The link between dopamine & weight gain (~17:23) - Why ultra-processed foods are not the answer (~25:05) - How to mindfully overcome food cravings (~40:38) - How enjoying your food can make you healthier (~43:29) Referenced in the episode: - Schatzker's book, The End Of Craving. - Schatzker's previous book, The Dorito Effect. - Gary Taubes' piece, "What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?" - mbg Podcast episode #272, with Taubes. - A study from Dartmouth College showing brain scans can predict weight gain & sexual behavior. - Read more about Anja Hilbert, Ph.D., and her approach to hedonic therapy. - Research from Kevin Hall, Ph.D., about "Biggest Loser" contestants & weight loss. - Read more about the expensive tissue hypothesis. Enjoy this episode sponsored by Uprising Foods! 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.

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