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What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.

What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.

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United States

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Cadence13

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What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.

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English


Episodes

Kelsey Patel: How to Ease Burnout

4/29/2020
“Each of us has a story of why we burn out,” says Reiki master Kelsey Patel, who just released her first book, Burning Bright. It’s in our nature to keep striving for more, to contribute, and to help others, says Patel. But we don’t have to suffer in order to do it: Today, Patel teaches us how we can begin to turn inward to fill ourselves up so that we can more productively turn outward to take on the world. She talks about tools that have been helpful along her journey, like emotional...

Duration:00:44:44

Nigma Talib: Does Good Skin Begin in the Gut?

4/22/2020
“Why force aging on somebody prematurely?” asks Nigma Talib, ND. The naturopathic doctor and author of Younger Skin Begins in the Gut joins the goopfellas to break down the factors that lead to premature aging—and to remind us that aging, simply, is natural, normal, and beautiful. In her practice, Talib finds that skin health is typically a reflection of what’s happening in our gut. She explains the four “faces” she’s come to recognize: gluten-face, dairy-face, wine-face, and sugar-face. And...

Duration:00:41:43

Donna Jackson Nakazawa: What’s Driving Our Brain?

4/15/2020
“If we have a better grasp of the origin story of disorders of the mind,” says Donna Jackson Nakazawa, “we have a better chance of resolving them.” The science journalist and author of The Angel and the Assassin joins Will Cole and Seamus Mullen to explain the newly understood role of the microglia: a brain cell that has the capacity to help—or hurt—our brain function. Jackson Nakazawa explains how microglia—in healthy states—are like “elegant dancers” that move through the brain. But if...

Duration:00:48:19

Paul Saladino: The Carnivore Debate

4/8/2020
Paul Saladino, MD, wanted to find a solution for his chronic eczema. The former vegan ending up trying an extreme carnivore diet and later wrote a book called The Carnivore Code. Today, he’s making his case for a meat-prominent diet: why he believes it helps our bodies get the nutrients we need, may reduce inflammation, and could be part of sustainable agriculture solutions. He breaks down toxic compounds found in plants that may irritate our system and how to avoid them. “I’m not advocating...

Duration:00:50:37

Kulreet Chaudhary: How Could We Use Sound to Heal?

4/1/2020
While looking for help managing migraine pain, neurologist and neuroscientist Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, decided to take a detour from a conventional path in medicine to explore sound healing. She now incorporates ancient practices, like sound medicine, at her wellness center in rural India, and wrote a book called Sound Medicine. Chaudhary says that sound medicine is simply a recognition that sound affects us—and an attempt to use the technology of sound deliberately to uplift the mind and...

Duration:00:39:49

Josh Axe: The Ancient Diet

3/25/2020
Clinical nutritionist and Ancient Nutrition cofounder Josh Axe, DC, is sharing his food philosophy, starting with why he believes collagen is so critical and the best sources of it. Axe also breaks down common (and less common) adaptogenic herbs; explains his own, mostly plant-based diet; and shares what he’s learned from studying traditional Chinese medicine and ancient diets and practices. However you like to eat, though, Axe underscores why we could all benefit from a more personalized...

Duration:00:43:55

Mark Hyman: How to Fix Our Food System

3/18/2020
Mark Hyman, MD, author of Food Fix, lays out a master plan for reversing the global epidemic of chronic disease. Hyman explains the way our food industry undermines our health, economy, and environment. The statistics he’s gathered are staggering: We spend an estimated $2 trillion worth of resources on growing food that is thrown away. According to the UN, we have about sixty crop cycles left. The conventional way we grow food is destroying the quality of our soil. The goodnews? Converting...

Duration:00:49:37

Max Lugavere - Living a Genius Life

3/11/2020
New York Times–bestselling author and health and science journalist Max Lugavere has compiled everything he’s learned about the mind and body in his newest book, The Genius Life. And he’s sharing the highlights of his personal lifestyle program in this episode. He breaks down the science of circadian rhythms and explains “social jet lag,” blue-light-blocking glasses, and how to set yourself up for a quality night’s rest. He tells us about cruciferous vegetable hacks, strategies for...

Duration:00:51:05

Daniel Amen: Can We End Mental Illness?

3/4/2020
“When you get your brain right, your mind follows,” says Daniel Amen, MD. The psychiatrist and author of The End of Mental Illness urges us to care more about our own brain health. He believes that our current approach to mental conditions is missing the mark. He explains why factors like the health of your microbiome, nutrient deficiencies, quality of sleep, hormone levels, and blood pressure might affect your mental health. And he shares his personal take on psychiatry and the holistic...

Duration:00:52:10

Doug Braun-Harvey: The Sexual Lives of Men

2/26/2020
“The erotic is expected to be sacrificed in the name of these cultural narratives,” says psychotherapist Doug Braun-Harvey. “And that’s a big conflict.” As a certified sex therapist, Braun-Harvey has focused on helping men with out-of-control sexual behavior or with what feel like uncontrollable urges. He believes that we shouldn’t look at sexual behavior as a disease or an addiction. And that oftentimes, a man’s perceived dysregulated sexual behavior is an attempt to solve an issue with...

Duration:00:44:05

Chris Winfield: How We Connect

2/19/2020
“One of the biggest misconceptions is that people don’t want to help you,” says entrepreneur Chris Winfield. The cofounder of Super Connector Media, Winfield is known for getting good at—you guessed it—connecting and networking with people in a different, deeper way. His personal story includes a failed business, a rocky path to sobriety, and a challenge to himself: to meet with one new person every day. The rules? To be open, honest, and vulnerable with each person. And to ask what they...

Duration:00:42:45

James Sexton: Marriage Advice from a Divorce Lawyer

2/12/2020
“Relationships are chapters in a long story,” says James Sexton, author of How to Stay in Love. Today, Sexton teaches us what he’s learned from twenty years as a divorce lawyer and from his own divorce. To make a marriage last: “Never stop trying to close your spouse,” says Sexton. Take preventative measures. Have a plan for how you’re going to argue and be in conflict—before you’re in conflict. Mind your plate. Pay attention. It’s not about being right. It’s about being happy. And if you’re...

Duration:00:54:30

Nir Eyal: Why To-Do Lists Are Problematic

2/5/2020
“We need to free ourselves from the tyranny of the to-do list,” says Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable. Eyal joins the guys to teach us a different—and more effective—method for optimizing our input and realizing that we don’t generally control output. We tend to allow distraction to prioritize the urgent at the expense of the important, says Eyal. Instead, he uses something called time-blocking to reframe how we view productivity. Instead of blaming technology, Eyal helps people to...

Duration:00:49:29

Harley Pasternak: Are We Wasting Our Time at the Gym?

1/29/2020
“The degree to which the diet is difficult to follow will determine how long someone will continue to do it,” says nutritionist and trainer Harley Pasternak. Why we like his conversation with Seamus Mullen and Will Cole: Pasternak doesn’t believe in dieting. He doesn’t believe in extreme exercising. He’d rather we go for a walk and call a friend. He understands why we like sugar (he’s also the cofounder of a mint brand called Sweetkick). Today, Pasternak shares the food, movement, and stress...

Duration:00:48:33

Peggy Orenstein: When Boys and Men Talk About Sex

1/22/2020
“From the get-go, boys are raised in a more emotionally impoverished landscape than girls,” says Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls and Sex and her latest, Boys and Sex. Orenstein’s research on how girls, boys, women, and men view sex, love, porn, the hook-up culture, and modern masculinity is: fascinating. In this episode, she shares from the many conversations she’s had about sex and vulnerability that have changed her own perspective, and certainly ours. How and from where do we learn about...

Duration:00:49:31

Taz Bhatia: What Men Don’t Know about their Hormones

1/15/2020
“Men are sometimes shocked to learn that they have estrogen,” says integrative medicine physician Taz Bhatia, MD. In this episode, Bhatia shares the primary health issues that she sees among her male patients—from low testosterone to other hormonal disruptions, imbalances in the gut, and nutritional deficiencies. She talks us through hormone replacement therapy—and why she thinks you need to be very careful—and which supplements she typically subscribes. She also talks about the warning...

Duration:00:47:16

David and Austin Perlmutter: The Disconnection Syndrome

1/8/2020
“You are the architect of your future brain,” says neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, coauthor of Brain Wash. Today, he joins the goopfellas with his son and coauthor, Austin Perlmutter, MD. The Perlmutters share what they’ve learned about our brain’s ability to make good—and bad—decisions. The amygdala is responsible for emotional reactions and impulsivity, explain the father-son doctors. Willpower (or rather “won’t power”) fails because our environments tend to be set up poorly for our...

Duration:00:52:09

Elissa Goodman: Soup Cleanses, Intermittent Fasting, and Other Ways to Heal the Gut

12/30/2019
Elissa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist and author of Cancer Hacks. Despite the controversy, she’s a big juicer. Her soup cleanses—which include forty-five different vegetables—are becoming famous in LA. Inside her supplement box, there are probiotics, digestive enzymes, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and B12. She likes adaptogens—and Tulsi tea—a lot. She’s into collagen, and in this episode, she goes back and forth with functional practitioner Will Cole about the best forms, while chef...

Duration:00:39:39

Will Siu: What’s Beneath Our Anger?

12/23/2019
Will Siu, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, shares what he’s learned about anxiety, depression, and mental health from experiencing and practicing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy—along with other tools for understanding deeper parts of ourselves and our consciousness. Siu sees mental health as inextricably connected to physical health and he’s found that sometimes processing emotions or trauma involves a physical experience. In this personal conversation with Seamus Mullen and Will Cole, Siu...

Duration:00:52:38

Changing How Men and Women Work Together

12/18/2019
“We have to make the issue of gender equality discussable,” says journalist Joanne Lipman. Which is what she’s done in her fascinating, well-researched, and even enjoyable book, That’s What She Said. Lipman joins Will Cole and Seamus Mullen to dissect the double standards men and women face at the office and throughout their careers and lives—many of these biases are unconscious and surprising. She shares insights from cultures and organizations that are making meaningful headway, along with...

Duration:00:47:32