OwlTail

Cover image of The mindbodygreen Podcast

The mindbodygreen Podcast

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

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

204: Mental comfort food from a nutritional psychiatrist | Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D.: "One in five people have a mental illness, but all of us have mental health. We have to work on it."Even after COVID-19 is behind us, optimizing our mental health still matters. Ramsey, a nutritional psychiatrist, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how we should eat to minimize anxiety, plus:*Why playfulness is key during the coronavirus**How to transform awareness into action**How to help your kids be less anxious about COVID-19**The difference between external and internal stressors*To learn more about our three products that Jason swears by right now: For guarding your gut check out probiotic+ at mindbodygreen.com/probiotic For stress support check out hemp multi+ at mindbodygreen.com/hemp For sleep assistance check out magnesium+at mindbodygreen.com/magnesium Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.Enjoy this episode sponsored by Elixinol CBD.

38mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #1

Podcast cover

62: Dr. Taz Bhatia, M.D., On Low Energy, Unwanted Weight Gain (Or Loss) & Hormonal Imbalance

Dr. Tanzeem Bhatia, M.D., is a superwoman in her own right. She's not just an M.D.—she has functional medicine, integrative, and holistic physician training, and she's a certified nutritionist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. Whew! She might be one of the most qualified medical professionals to help women, as she's seen thousands through her practice and has noticed a few patterns in the way health issues present themselves. Her book, Superwoman Rx, speaks to her experience by demystifying common health problems women face—low energy, unwanted weight gain or loss, and hormone-related issues, to name a few—by breaking them down into five different archetypes. Dr. Taz has been part of the mindbodygreen family since the early days. She's a class instructor, part of mbg's Functional Nutrition Program, and a longtime contributor. In this podcast episode, Dr. Taz and I discuss the reason we're facing a women's health crisis in the first place; how each of the five archetypes named in her book can start to take charge of their own health; what blood tests to run when going to your doctor; nuances about thyroid, gut, and metabolic health; the best herbs women can add to their diets; and much, much more. One question Dr. Taz asks all of her patients is: Why are you trying to take control of your health? She believes that the answer will help clarify the right path for you and motivate you on your journey. If you're someone who has struggled with these issues, or know someone who has, if you prefer taking the more natural route with your body, if you're dealing with information overload, or could benefit from a detailed primer on women's holistic health and well-being, this episode is for you.To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!

51mins

3 Jul 2018

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

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

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. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!

51mins

26 Sep 2017

Rank #3

Podcast cover

76: Gisele Bündchen Opens Up About Her Anxiety, Her Relationship & The Secret To Finding Purpose & Meaning In Life

Gisele Bündchen is an internationally renowned supermodel, a global ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, and a freshly minted author—her book, Lessons, hit shelves last week.After meeting Gisele for the first time earlier this year, it was very clear to me that she was one of "us"—a true wellness warrior, someone whose life mission was to make the world a better, healthier, and happier place, someone who truly understood that mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental well-being were all connected. I'm honored to call her a friend and a supporter of mindbodygreen—and the newest member of the mbg Collective. I was lucky enough to sit down with her at her house outside of Boston to dive deep into previously unshared facets of her life. Between her numerology readings (Gisele is an enthusiastic, borderline professional, numerologist), she opened up about the secret to making her relationship with her husband, Tom Brady, work and how having kids changed their lives. She's recently shared her struggles with anxiety for the first time ever publicly, and we explore her journey at an even deeper level, going into why and how the anxiety started and the practices she relies on to this day to feel better.She talks about the spiritual practices that have shaped her life and the various, well, lessons she's learned about meaning and purpose over the years. We also get into the nitty-gritty, more fun stuff: what she eats in a day, her morning routine, and more. Finally, we talk about our shared passion for the environment and how she thinks we all need to shift our thinking to effect real change.This episode is a must-listen if you're a fan of Gisele, an environmentalist, an anxiety sufferer, or simply a human being, trying to live the most fulfilling, satisfying life possible. Gisele will make you laugh and cry and inspire you in ways that will linger long after you've finished listening.To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com.For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!

41mins

9 Oct 2018

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

119: How To Hack Your Hormones With Alisa Vitti

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!

1hr 2mins

14 May 2019

Rank #5

Podcast cover

148: Signs of inflammation you may be overlooking with Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP

A leading functional medicine practitioner, Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP, is an expert when it comes to analyzing the underlying factors of chronic disease. In his practice, he customizes health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. And with this impressive resume, it’s no surprise he was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation.When Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sat down with Cole on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, he was so excited to hear details about his upcoming book, The Inflammation Spectrum. In this book, Cole educates people on how they differ in terms of an inflammatory response, as well as urges us to discover how our bodies respond to certain lifestyle practices, both positively and negatively.Another component Cole mentions is the fact that there are certain markers of inflammation that might look “normal” to the average eye, when really these signs can be crucial for diagnosing and treating certain inflammatory conditions.According to Cole, there’s quite a few ways to determine whether you’re experiencing inflammation you might not have thought about, until now. Whether you check the fullness of your eyebrows in the mirror, track your sleep habits, or mitigate your stress levels, you’ll be one step closer to pinpointing what’s causing your inflammatory response. And even if you don’t think you experience high inflammation, it may be worth your while to check in on these four commonly overlooked signs. You might be experiencing high inflammation levels without even knowing it!To contact the mindbodygreen team comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

28mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #6

Podcast cover

169: How mindful movement can change our brains and help us find joy & purpose with psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., a prolific author and lecturer at Stanford University, believes mindful movement can quite literally reconfigure the brain. She sits down with mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her new book, The Joy Of Movement, and explain how movement quite literally changes the neurochemistry of our brains. Tune in to find out the many ways movement can create true joy and reduce pain, other than that familiar endorphin rush. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

53mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #7

Podcast cover

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

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. 

52mins

16 Jun 2017

Rank #8

Podcast cover

157: The daily habits of people who live longer with Blue Zones founder, Dan Buettner

As a National Geographic Fellow, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and owner of three Guinness world records for biking, Dan Buettner knows a thing or two about adventure. He sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jascon Wachob, to discuss his adventures and what he learned from the “Blue Zones”—the five places in the world where people live the longest and are the healthiest. Tune in to find out what people in the Blue Zones eat for longevity and how they live happier lives. You may be surprised to find that we're doing quite the opposite here in the U.S. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

38mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #9

Podcast cover

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

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. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!

59mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #10

Podcast cover

74: Ellen Vora, M.D., On Inflammation & The Connection Between Blood Sugar & Anxiety

Ellen Vora is a psychiatrist, mindbodygreen Collective member, and instructor of the mindbodygreen class Managing Depression. When it comes to approaching mental health from a holistic perspective, she's one of the world's best. Her goal is to help her patients manage their mental health with diet and lifestyle changes as much as possible, only turning to medications as temporary tools or as a last resort.This episode of the mindbodygreen Podcast is for anyone who struggles with a mental health condition, knows or loves someone suffering from one, or simply wants to optimize their mood and energy levels. She starts off by teaching me about the link between chronic inflammation and anxiety and depression—something called the inflammatory cytokine model of depression—and explains why depression is like the flu. She also makes a compelling case for blood sugar imbalance being one of the underlying causes of anxiety.Dr. Vora also shares the best foods to eat to support mental stability and resilience (spoiler alert: turmeric and black pepper, ginger, avocados, beets, and dark leafy green vegetables are just a few) and shares the one food she avoids in honor of her mental health. Dr. Vora's approach is gentle, holistic, and takes the whole person into account—body, mind, and spirit. Don't miss it!EPIC Provision's makes products that help employ agricultural practices that improve the lives of animals, support human health, and regenerate the land around us. Save 20% on your next epicbar.com purchase with promo code MBGPODCAST now through March 1, 2019.To contact Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail podcast@mindbodygreen.com.For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!

1hr 12mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #11

Podcast cover

149: How houseplants can benefit your health with Summer Rayne Oakes

This episode of the mindbodygreen podcast features Summer Rayne Oakes, a best-selling author and environmental activist with a pretty enviable green thumb. Oakes keeps over 1,100 plants in her 1,200 square-foot apartment (that’s around one plant per square foot!), tending to each one with individualized care. Oakes fosters relationships with every species that lives her “green womb” of a home, as she lovingly calls it during the episode.In this episode, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Colleen Wachob, sat down with Oakes to discuss the best ways to care for houseplants, as well as what newbies should look out for before committing to a plant pal. You'll find out how to position your plants correctly in your home, as well as if there really is a difference between rainwater and distilled water when it comes to watering your greenery.Tune in to hear glimpses into Oakes' plant community and find out whether purchasing a houseplant can actually feel pretty similar to going on a date. According to Oakes, horticulture could very well become the new dating culture.To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

46mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #12

Podcast cover

108: You're Probably Vitamin D Deficient & Why It Matters With Steven Gundry, M.D.

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!

1hr 8mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #13

Podcast cover

171: The new science of cellular beauty & why it will transform your skin with functional medicine doctor Robert Rountree, M.D.

BIG NEWS: We’ve launched our own, brand new supplements! On this special episode, mbg founder and co-CEO, Jason Wachob, sat down with functional medicine doctor Robert Rountree, M.D., to discuss how we formulated the line, walking you through each key ingredient and the latest science. This week, we dive into our first supplement, nr+.We talk a lot about NR (short for nicotinamide riboside), the key ingredient in nr+ as it’s the most researched compound that is clinically proven to increase levels of NAD.* We also discuss astaxanthin, rhodiola, phytoceramides, and betaine, which round out our formula to promote what we call, cellular beauty.* Yes, cellular beauty is now a thing!You’ll hear first hand how we created our solution for cellular rejuvenation and radiant skin.* True radiance from within is now possible, and it just got so much easier to find.* Head to mindbodygreen.com/nr for more info.To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com.Enjoy this episode! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.

26mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #14

Podcast cover

160: How to calm your anxiety for a healthy gut with integrative gastroenterologist, Marvin Singh, M.D.

Board certified integrative gastroenterologist, Marvin Singh, M.D., is a passionate advocate for functional medicine. He sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss gut-healing remedies like intermittent fasting and low-FODMAP foods, as well as the power of mindfulness for our guts—something we don't necessarily hear from a lot of GIs. Tune in to hear his unparalleled view on how we should approach digestive issues, coupling both gut-friendly foods with meditation and breathwork. You’ll find out why caring for your mind is just as important as probiotics when it comes to optimizing your gut health. To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Enjoy this episode and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

37mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #15

Podcast cover

156: Everything to know about women & keto with dietitian Ali Miller, R.D. L.D., CDE.

Integrative functional medicine practitioner Ali Miller R.D., L.D., CDE, has a passion for the food-as-medicine protocol, as she uses nutrients and food as the foundation of treatment in her practice. She sits down with mbg Founder and Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, and explains optimal eating plans for combatting anxiety, taming inflammation, and balancing blood sugar. Tune in to hear glimpses into why inflammation could be the root of your anxiety, as well as the one mistake most of us are making on a keto diet.To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Enjoy this episode sponsored by Nature Made! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

35mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #16

Podcast cover

92: David Perlmutter, M.D., On The No. 1 Thing To Do For Your Brain Health This Year

Dr. David Perlmutter, is a board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of four books including the No. 1 bestseller, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers. He is also a member of the mbg collective and spoke at revitalize in 2016 about the connection between our guts and brains way before people were talking about. And his spot-on predictions have continued. Here’s what you can expect from the podcast:How to activate the happy part of your brain through dietThe main reason we need to reduce our gluten intakeThe biggest reason people bail on the keto diet As the new year approaches, we can expect more of David’s predictions to come true, but seriously, his wealth of knowledge fuels his science-backed and innovative advice that will undoubtedly help you take your health to the next level in 2019.To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com.Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher, and sign up for our podcast newsletter!

46mins

1 Jan 2019

Rank #17

Podcast cover

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

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. For all sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast newsletter? Sign up here!

1hr

27 Feb 2018

Rank #18

Podcast cover

191: Meal prep & pantry hacks from Instagram's most influential food blogger, Rachel Mansfield

Rachel Mansfield, recipe developer & cookbook author: "Just because I'm a recipe developer, doesn't mean that I'm having these gourmet meals all day. I keep things really simple."Mansfield, one of Instagram's most influential food bloggers, joins co-CEO Colleen Wachob to discuss meal prep hacks for when you're just too busy, plus:*How to make healthy meals if you don’t know how to cook**Why she doesn't use the word "self-care"**Why banana bread is the most versatile food for her family**Why breakfast for dinner is always a win**Why we should stop pressuring women to lose baby weight*Enjoy this episode, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or your preferred platform!  Comments: podcast@mindbodygreen.comSponsorship inquiries: sales@mindbodygreen.com

43mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #19

Podcast cover

145: How to cope with existential anxiety with Anna Yusim, M.D.

Anna Yusim, M.D., works with many patients who come to her with the full spectrum of human issues, but one of the most common she sees is existential anxiety, a paralyzing fear for people who face it in their everyday lives. An award-winning psychiatrist, Yusim couples her medical practice with spiritual principles in order to treat this anxiety, which is a combination that truly promotes holistic healing for our minds, bodies, and souls. Olessa Pindak, mindbodygreen's CCO, sat down with Yusim on this week’s episode of the podcast to chat with her about the specific tools she utilizes during a psychotherapy session. She affirms that feeling anxious about our human existence is completely normal. Her first step to coping is to recognize that every human being has this same fear at some point in their lives (sometimes at many points in their lives, in fact), and that it’s a completely valid fear to have. Yusim is no stranger to supplements, and she believes that they can be helpful tools to cope with existential anxiety, especially if you’re living with any vitamin deficiencies already. “Sometimes, anxiety comes from low energy. People feel like something's off, and they feel so much anxiety because they don't feel like themselves,” she says. Even if you wouldn’t normally consider yourself to be especially spiritual, you’ll find that Yusim’s methods to cope with existential anxiety can help stress and uncertainty melt away. Just make sure to remember: Part of being human is pondering our mortality and the reasons why we're here.To contact the mindbodygreen team with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email podcast@mindbodygreen.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email sales@mindbodygreen.com. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!

54mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #20