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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 entrepreneurs who are changing the conversation. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, self-help and more. It’s not scripted, it's not the Today show, and there are no prepared talking points. You'll hear the real stories behind the biggest names in wellness: their personal journeys, their struggles, and what got them to where they are today. You’ll be inspired, you’ll be moved, and you’ll hear firsthand about how wellness transforms lives.

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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 entrepreneurs who are changing the conversation. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, self-help and more. It’s not scripted, it's not the Today show, and there are no prepared talking points. You'll hear the real stories behind the biggest names in wellness: their personal journeys, their struggles, and what got them to where they are today. You’ll be inspired, you’ll be moved, and you’ll hear firsthand about how wellness transforms lives.

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So educational!

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I look forward to every episode. The world would be a better place if they all listened!

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All articles & podcast are fabulous

iTunes Ratings

1191 Ratings
Average Ratings
928
129
62
33
39

So educational!

By zentrend - Aug 21 2019
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I look forward to every episode. The world would be a better place if they all listened!

Mindbody info

By pat alcorn - Aug 02 2019
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All articles & podcast are fabulous

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The mindbodygreen Podcast

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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 entrepreneurs who are changing the conversation. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, self-help and more. It’s not scripted, it's not the Today show, and there are no prepared talking points. You'll hear the real stories behind the biggest names in wellness: their personal journeys, their struggles, and what got them to where they are today. You’ll be inspired, you’ll be moved, and you’ll hear firsthand about how wellness transforms lives.

Rank #1: 21: Kelly LeVeque On Sugar, The Ketogenic Diet & Weighing What You Want

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Kelly LeVeque is a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, health coach, and author of the best-selling book Body Love, which has been taking the wellness community by storm. She serves as the guide for our new advanced functional nutrition program, where we'll teach you everything you need to know about functional food and the endless healing abilities of nutrition.

"Live in balance, weigh what you want, and free yourself from food drama forever" is the mantra LeVeque lives by. She started her career in the medical industry, working with oncologists and cancer patients, and ended up in the world of holistic nutrition, working with celebrities like Jessica Alba. In this podcast, you'll learn why this background in science and medicine helps her understand nutrition and determine what's legitimate—and what's not. She'll spill on how to feed your cells with the fab four—protein, fat, fiber, and greens—and why a diet of steamed broccoli and chicken isn't going to help you live your best life.

So many of us struggle with maintaining healthy lifestyle changes, and in this podcast LeVeque explains why most diets go wrong: They are too restrictive. Her best advice for anyone struggling with diet and sticking to healthy lifestyle changes? Focus on what you're adding to your life instead of how much you're depriving yourself: "If you understand blood sugar and if you're thinking about what you should put on your plate instead of all the things you shouldn't have, it gives you a little less anxiety about it."

You'll leave this episode with a new understanding of the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, the bulletproof diet, and what happens in the body when you eat sugar. In other words: the knowledge you need to navigate the wellness world and live your best life through food as medicine.

To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

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Sep 26 2017

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Rank #2: 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.

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Jul 03 2018

51mins

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Rank #3: 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.

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Oct 09 2018

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Rank #4: 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

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Rank #5: 4. John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO, on Food Co-ops, Meditation, and How to Turn Setbacks Into Success

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John Mackey is the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, a company that has shaped the American diet for the past three decades. After joining a vegetarian co-op as a teenager, Mackey discovered a philosophy that would drive him to create one of the nation’s biggest and most beloved supermarkets. Whole Foods has changed the way the world thinks about food and what we expect from a grocery store, thanks to their decision to exclusively sell foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, or hydrogenated fats and their commitment to creating a truly unimagined shopping experience.

John is not just your average, brilliantly successful entrepreneur. Embracing the vegan lifestyle for nearly 15 years, he is vocal in his belief that a plant-based diet can not only save the planet but also everyone living on it. John goes to great lengths to ensure that his company is run as consciously as possible—such as by sending his sickest employees (those struggling with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and more) through the Whole Foods Total Health Immersion—a $4,000-per-week, medically supervised program designed to reset their diets and kick-start their health journey.

In this episode, we’ll learn more about how the small, organic grocery store running out of a Victorian house (that John also happened to live in) morphed into the international success that is Whole Foods. Mackey will dive into his meditation practices, his go-to matras, his positive associations with stress, and what gets him excited to jump out of bed every morning. If you’re ready for a jolt of motivation, listen on. John’s new book The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity comes out this month. 

Jun 16 2017

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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. 


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Oct 29 2019

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Rank #8: 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!

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Sep 25 2018

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Rank #9: 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

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Rank #10: 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

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Rank #11: 52: Dr. Vincent Pedre On The Biggest Myths About Gut Health, The Hidden Problem With High-Fat Diets & The Future Of The Microbiome

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As the best-selling author of Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain, mbg Collective member Vincent Pedre, MD, is one of the country's leading experts on gut health. In this episode of the mbg podcast, we dive deep into the roots that shaped his current philosophy and lifestyle, from his Cuban background to how his family's immigration impacted his childhood. "If you're Cuban, you become a doctor, a lawyer, or a CPA," Pedre laughs, noting that, with two siblings filling the lawyer and CPA spots, there was only one real profession left for him to entertain.

For him, doctoring is the perfect marriage of art and science, and he's perfected his field. In this episode, he shares the future of the microbiome, the most important foods to eat for gut health, how to know if coffee is good in your body, how to consume alcohol in a healthy way (including the surprising reasons he loves tequila), why French and Italian wines are healthier, and ways to cheat fasting so you're not starving all the time. He also gets into the few easy healthy things that makes a big difference in his diet, his thoughts on butter and ghee, and the hidden problem with consuming fat if you have a leaky gut.

If you're looking for a common sense, implementable approach to changing your gut and life, this episode is a must-listen. When you're done, be sure to check out Pedre's teachings in the mbg Functional Nutrition program!

To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

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Apr 24 2018

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Rank #12: 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.

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Jan 01 2019

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Rank #13: 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

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Rank #14: 44: Dr. Steven Gundry On Lectins, Grains & Exactly What Type Of Alcohol You Should Be Drinking

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It's safe to say that Dr. Steven Gundry knows a thing or two about cardiac health—he has dedicated his entire life to helping patients make their hearts healthier, after all. Before shifting his career to focus on food-based interventions, Dr. Gundry was a world-renowned cardiac surgeon. And now, he's on a mission to get people to eat more plants, less grains and sugar, and eat the right type of chocolate with his new book, The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.

Gundry is particularly focused on helping people avoid lectins, carbohydrate-binding proteins thought to lead to inflammation and disease. He believes people can do this by eating more plants, less grains (yes, corn counts!), and less red meat—with the occasional square of dark chocolate thrown in there.

In this podcast episode, Gundry opens up about the strong correlation between what we eat, weight gain, and disease. He discusses the real impact of grains on the human body (it's not pretty), which alcohols we should be drinking (go ahead, drink more mezcal!), and why eating super-dark chocolate every day is amazing for the body. He also gets real about just how bad sugar is for us, why not everyone should be cooking with coconut oil regularly, and why green bananas are a whole lot better for you than yellow ones.

Whether you're all about eating plant-based or you're just dipping your toes into the world of more plants and less sugar, you won't want to miss Dr. Gundry's fascinating research and unique opinions on how certain foods affect our bodies and longevity overall.

To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

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Feb 27 2018

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Rank #15: 41: Deepak Chopra On The Meaning Of Life, Our Current Insanity Crisis & The Collective Healing We All Need

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Deepak Chopra, M.D., is one of the first pioneers of wellness and quite possibly the most widely recognized spirituality figure in the world. He began his career in the 1970s as an internist and went on to specialize in neuroendocrinology, the study of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, which at the time was groundbreaking. That was just the beginning! Flash-forward to 2018, and he's just released his latest book—one of at least 80 he's written in his 71 years on Earth—called The Healing Self, all about empowering readers to be in control of their own health by managing stress and inflammation levels.

In this episode, Dr. Chopra shares years' worth of hard-earned wisdom from his own personal life as well as his spiritual views. We discuss the truth behind making a profit on wellness, Dr. Chopra's spiritual belief systems, his exact morning routine, how to raise a conscious and mindful kid, his surprising social media practices, how he's managed to avoid all stress for the last 35 years, and the philosophies he thinks will help us defeat the current global insanity crisis going on in the world today.

If you want a new perspective on the role of wellness in your own personal healing, and that of the world, tune in to hear Dr. Chopra's refreshingly honest take.

To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

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Feb 06 2018

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Rank #16: 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

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Rank #17: 20: Dr. Frank Lipman On The Best Diet Ever, Two (Big!) Things Wellness Is Missing & The Future Of Well-Being

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Dr. Frank Lipman and mbg go way back—if you dive into the mindbodygreen archives, you'll see his contributions started in 2010, just a year after we launched the site. Aside from being my personal doctor, Dr. Lipman is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on healthy detox and is a pioneer of the holistic, East-meets-West functional medicine movement. He noticed early on that Western medicine was ideal for helping acute medical events like heart attacks and broken bones, but it didn't solve chronic illnesses like insomnia, headaches, and indigestion. These tricky conditions called for alternative holistic and integrative techniques, which proved to be more effective. His philosophy is simple: In practice, he harnesses the healing powers of ancient traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and more, in the context of his Western medicine training. His work has shaped the way the wellness community heals themselves, encouraging his patients and followers to support their detox pathways and mental health while eschewing unsustainable crash diets.

To that end, Dr. Lipman has incited significant shifts in the wellness landscape. He is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, a functional medicine mecca in New York City where he practices. He's also the creator of Be Well, a lifestyle wellness brand that offers supplements, detoxes, and cleanses to help people look and feel their best. "Detox done properly is an entry point to healthy living. It's not everything, but it's an entry point," Dr. Lipman said on the show. Amen!

In our 20th episode, Dr. Lipman shares his fascinating background and how he came to be one of the leading functional medicine doctors in America. Turns out it had a lot to do with early exposure to energetic healers in hospitals during Apartheid, getting a green card in New York City by working in the Bronx, pursuing apprenticeships at holistic wellness centers, and following his then-unpopular vision of a holistic medical practice. I asked him hard questions about the future of wellness and the root cause of most health issues today, which he maintains are stress, poor diet, and restless sleep. Dr. Lipman gives his best tips for better shut-eye, what is wrong with "wellness" today, and a look into the future of well-being.

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Sep 19 2017

46mins

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Rank #18: 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.

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Jul 17 2018

48mins

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Rank #19: 34: Dan Buettner—The World's Leading Happiness Expert—On The Recipe For Lifelong Joy

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What makes for a healthy, happy human?

Dan Buettner, author, athlete, and National Geographic explorer, has traversed the world searching far and wide for the answer—and he's found it. His book, The Blue Zones, identifies the five areas of the world where people live the longest and are healthiest, snagging the secrets to longevity along the way. (Hint: Nurturing your personal relationships, eating a plant-based diet, and sleeping eight—yes, eight—hours a night all play a role.)

His latest project, The Blue Zones of Happiness, goes a step further to look into the pockets of the world that have the happiest people. In this extremely candid podcast episode, he spills the extent to which money buys fulfillment, the most joyous age, and what you can do to become the happiest version of yourself every day, no matter where you live. Along the way, he shares whether exercise, coffee, and social media are helping or harming our moods, and his insights will definitely surprise you.

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Dec 19 2017

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Rank #20: 14: Positive Psychiatrist Samantha Boardman On Wellness Narcissism, Snowplow Parenting & Keeping Romance Alive

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Samantha Boardman, psychiatrist and M.D., spent years treating clients with traditional psychiatric techniques—until a patient fired her. She told Dr. Boardman that every session made her feel worse. And it made sense. After all, therapy, the way most psychologists and psychiatrists are taught, focuses on the negative to the exclusion of the positive. And, Boardman realized, "she was right. I knew how to dial down her misery, but I knew nothing about how to build up her strengths and cultivate well-being."

That's when she went in search of something different. She found it at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a master's degree in applied positive psychology. Now, Boardman practices positive psychiatry—an approach to therapy that focuses on building resilience and enhancing life rather than eradicating perceived negativity.

In this podcast episode, we'll take a deep dive into how Samantha got her start, what motivates her to always keep learning, and what makes for a truly fulfilling life.

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Aug 08 2017

1hr 2mins

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