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The mindbodygreen podcast explores the infinite possibilities of health & well-being. Hosted by founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob, each episode features a thought-provoking interview with a leader in the health space. Whether you’re thinking about changing what’s on your plate, how you move, or how you think, these conversations are sure to offer solutions in whole-body health.

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The mindbodygreen podcast explores the infinite possibilities of health & well-being. Hosted by founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob, each episode features a thought-provoking interview with a leader in the health space. Whether you’re thinking about changing what’s on your plate, how you move, or how you think, these conversations are sure to offer solutions in whole-body health.

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English

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Episodes

535: A longevity drug exists—would you take it? | Nir Barzilai, M.D., leading longevity researcher

4/8/2024
“We have to spend time on our health rather than spend time on diseases," says Nir Barzilai, M.D. Nir, a renowned longevity researcher, joins us to discuss pharmaceutical interventions to delay aging, plus: - What are gerotherapeutics? (~00:19) - What you need to know about antagonistic nutrients (~04:25) - Why healthcare costs don’t have to increase as people live longer (~08:55) - SuperAgers vs. Blue Zones (~12:40) - What are some science-backed longevity genes? (~15:14) - The hallmarks of aging (~19:54) - How metformin extends longevity (~22:46) - Who is the right candidate for longevity drugs? (~25:03) - The best age to take a longevity drug (~31:55) - Lifestyle interventions for healthy aging (~34:17) - Is fasting actually necessary? (~38:18) - What to know about mTOR (~41:19) - How to test your biological age (~43:10) - What to do in your 20s and 30s for healthy aging (~48:16) - The role of mindset in aging (~53:45) - How repurposing drugs has saved lives (~57:45) - Why women have the aging advantage (~01:03:42) Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Referenced in the episode: - Nir's book, Age Later - Nir's SuperAger study - The SuperAgers family study - Learn about the antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis of aging - Nir's study on metformin & aging - TAME trial - A study on metformin & COVID outcomes - A study on metformin & muscle hypertrophy - Nir's study on organ aging - A study on metformin & IGF1 - A study on centenarians & IGF1 - Episodes #363, #217 & #170, with David Sinclair, Ph.D. - Episode #207, with David Fajgenbaum, M.D., MBA, M.Sc., FCPP We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:39

534: Mobility & bone-strengthening tips for women | Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S., board-certified orthopedic surgeon

4/1/2024
"There is never an age or a skill level where your body will not respond to the positive energy you put into it to become healthier," says Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S. Vonda, a double-board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joins us to discuss the best tips to build muscle, enhance bone density, and support mobility long-term, plus: - How the bones & muscles talk to each other (~00:09) - How to assess your bone & muscle health (~02:27) - How to measure joint health (~09:47) - How to assess VO2 max (~11:56) - Common lifestyle activities that harm bone & joint health (~13:43) - The impact of surfaces on bone health over time (~18:23) - How women should strength train as they age (~20:27) - Why Vonda doesn’t prefer weight machines (~23:40) - How Vonda recommends splitting up workouts (~25:43) - Should women do cardio as they age? (~29:19) - The power of exercise “snacks” (~32:36) - Why estrogen is the “elixir of longevity” (~35:02) - Vonda’s nutrition philosophy (~38:21) - The role of mindset in extending healthspan (~41:09) - How Vonda recommends surgery vs. lifestyle methods (~45:31) - The future of orthopedics & recovery (~47:59) - Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power to heal yourself (~50:51) Referenced in the episode: - Vonda's lab in Orlando, FL - Vonda's free Strong & Courageous guide with sample workouts - mbg Podcast episode #514, with Stacy Sims, Ph.D. - Check out Vonda's books Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:09

533: What to eat (& avoid) for a healthy gut microbiome | Tim Spector, M.D., epidemiologist & microbiome expert

3/25/2024
"You can change your gut microbiome within about a week just by altering your diet," says Tim Spector, M.D. Tim, an epidemiologist, gut microbiome expert, and award-winning scientist and author, joins us to discuss his top science-backed nutrition tips, what to avoid for optimal gut health, plus: - What we know about the microbiome today (~00:01) - How to eat for an optimal gut microbiome (~01:11) - Why there’s no such thing as superfoods (~05:58) - Tim’s POV on yogurt (~08:07) - How a carnivore diet impacts your microbiome (~10:39) - Why low-fat foods are worse for your gut (~15:06) - How to assess the health of your microbiome (~17:43) - How often should you poop? (~19:43) - The link between gut microbiome & healthy weight (~21:27) - The future of an Ozempic-like probiotic (~24:51) - The most surprising study Tim has worked on (~26:29) - What Tim eats in a day for gut health (~29:58) - How meal timing impacts your gut microbiome (~32:32) - How microbiomes beyond the gut influence health (~36:35) - Where gut health science will be years from now (~39:56) - 3 gut health tips everyone should keep in mind (~43:11) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Tim's book, Food For Life: The New Science Of Eating Well - Check out ZOE - Blue dye study and recipe - A study on obesity & gut health - A study on twins' sugar & fat responses - A study on snack timing - Learn more about ZOE's big IF study - A study on the gut microbiome & melanoma We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:41

532: Why I eat 12 lbs of salmon a week | GiGi Ashworth, The Salmon Queen

3/18/2024
“Every single time I eat salmon, I just feel like a million bucks," says GiGi Ashworth. GiGi, an allergen-friendly food personality and cook affectionally known as "The Salmon Queen," joins us to discuss everything you need to know about the omega 3-rich fish, including: - What made GiGi fall in love with salmon? (~00:03) - How GiGi dealt with restrictive eating habits (~05:14) - What she thinks of the carnivore diet (~08:59) - Other seafood GiGi loves (~13:14) - How to know if you should get an allergy test (~14:51) - Why “farm-raised” is not a dirty word (~25:26) - How to avoid parasites in fish (~31:14) - What GiGi thinks about mercury exposure (~33:25) - GiGi’s second favorite type of seafood (~35:10) - How GiGi orders at restaurants (~37:14) - Her favorite salmon recipe (~39:16) - GiGi’s main goal for salmon lovers (~43:07) - Get to know GiGi’s husband, a PhD, actor & producer (~47:05) Trigger warning: This podcast contains mentions of disordered eating. Referenced in the episode: - GiGi's book, Seduced By Salmon - Follow GiGi on Instagram - GiGi's allergy test photo - Vivoo - Kvarøy Arctic, Blue Circle Foods, MOWI Salmon, and Bakkafrost Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:53

531: Is trauma the root of your health issue? | Sara Gottfried, M.D., integrative medicine doctor

3/11/2024
"In my practice, a significant number of people with autoimmune disease have a history of toxic stress and trauma," says Sara Gottfried, M.D. Sara, a Harvard- and MIT-trained integrative medicine doctor and four-time New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss the emotional triggers for autoimmune disease, plus: - How traditional medicine falls short with autoimmune disease (~00:02) - Subtle signs of an autoimmune issue (~02:25) - How trauma impacts your health (~04:27) - How to know if your health condition has emotional ties (~12:03) - How to identify your body’s trigger points (~16:21) - How stress impacts your inflammatory response (~19:07) - How to correctly follow an elimination diet (~23:39) - What Sara learned from psychedelic-assisted therapy (~27:12) - Why you should know your sensitivity threshold (~30:37) - MDMA versus ketamine-assisted therapy (~35:59) - The future of psychedelics in medicine (~45:29) - Why we shouldn’t put holistic medicine on a pedestal (~49:03) - How to have nuance with lifestyle & pharmaceutical methods (~52:33) - How to measure your ACE score & why it matters (~56:33) Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Referenced in the episode: - Sara's book, The Autoimmune Cure - mbg Podcast episodes #486 and #340, with Sara - Kaiser Permanente ACE study - NHANES survey on antinuclear antibodies - mbg Podcast episode #125, with Jason Karp - A 2021 study on MDMA & PTSD - Sara's ACE questionnaire We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:38

530: How to make every meal taste amazing | Kimbal Musk, professional chef & restaurateur

3/4/2024
“I consider food a gift we give ourselves three times a day, so let's make it good," says Kimbal Musk. Kimbal, a professional chef, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, joins us to discuss his top cooking tips and how to infuse your food with love, plus: - How to respect the animals you eat (~00:29) - Why regenerative farming is the future (~05:23) - Why every child should learn to grow food (~07:34) - The role restaurants play in community & connection (~10:50) - Why you should cook at least one meal a day (~14:01) - How to know if your food was cooked with love (~16:26) - Subtle tricks that make a restaurant irresistible (~17:48) - How eating with others enhances longevity (~22:36) - Kimbal’s surprising bloodwork results (~24:41) - The importance of moderation (~29:11) - Kimbal’s favorite recipe when he’s short on time (~31:03) - What people get wrong when cooking eggs (~34:01) - Kimbal’s tricks for cooking vegetables (~36:33) - How to cook the best steak of your life (~38:59) - Kimbal’s important work with VA hospitals (~43:34) - Kimbal’s overall food philosophy (~46:08) - How he manages scrutiny as Elon’s brother (~48:09) - How Kimbal defines success (~49:40) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Kimbal's book, The Kitchen Cookbook - mbg Podcast episode #219, with Kimbal - Check out The Kitchen - Learn more about Big Green and Square Roots We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:35

529: The best brain health tips for women | Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., neuroscientist & certified nutritionist

2/26/2024
“Your brain cells stay with you for life. If you damage them, you don't have a second choice," says Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. Lisa, a neuroscientist, certified integrative nutritionist, and holistic healthcare practitioner, joins us to discuss how women at every stage of life can protect their brains, plus: - How menopause affects women’s brains (~00:25) - How to strengthen your brain in your 30s and 40s (~02:15) - Which tests to ask for at the doctor (~05:33) - How to find a menopause specialist (~08:56) - The markers of Alzheimer’s everyone should be aware of (~14:48) - What we’re getting wrong about the Alzheimer’s gene (~18:07) - Red flags in a doctor you shouldn’t ignore (~21:04) - How to know if you’ll benefit from hormone replacement therapy (~24:10) - The best type of exercise for menopause symptoms (~26:15) - The healthiest way to drink coffee as you age (~28:30) - At what age is it OK to start drinking coffee? (~32:15) - How to set your brain up for success before menopause (~35:42) - Lisa’s POV on intermittent fasting (~41:07) - Cutting-edge research on menopause & the brain (~43:12) - The research study Lisa is most proud of (~47:48) - Advice for women struggling with sleep (~52:32) - The role of mindset in menopause symptoms (~56:37) Referenced in the episode: - Lisa's book, The Menopause Brain - Episode #195, with Lisa - Learn more about Weill Cornell Medicine's Midlife Clinic - The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center in Las Vegas - Episode #404, with Maria Shriver - Lisa's 2021 study on menopause & the brain - Sign up for Lisa's observational study - Lisa's sleep doctor recs: Daniel A. Barone, MD, Ana C. Krieger, MD, and Andrew W. Varga, MD - Research on women's happiness post-menopause We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:22

528: How to have a more resilient brain | Sue Varma, M.D., board-certified psychiatrist

2/19/2024
“You don't have to stop. Sometimes you just need to pause, recalibrate, and reassess what the options are," says Sue Varma, M.D. Sue, a board-certified psychiatrist, joins us to discuss how to cultivate incredible resilience and growth, plus: - What is practical optimism? (~00:04) - How to approach circumstances you have no control over (~03:41) - The role of hope & faith (~06:42) - Why toxic positivity sets us up for failure (~08:35) - Sue’s take on manifestation (~10:06) - The power of being alone, not lonely (~14:06) - The 8 pillars of practical optimism (~16:23) - Why we should all be social snacking (~22:06) - What happens when we don’t feel seen (~26:07) - How to identify your purpose (~30:03) - How to measure your level of optimism (~31:45) - How much of the population is actually optimistic? (~36:38) - Sue’s 4 M’s of mental health (~39:37) - What to do when you start to negatively spiral (~42:55) - How to start a worry diary (~45:11) - Why women report higher stress levels (~46:17) - The optimistic future of women’s sports (~48:57) - How optimism leads to exceptional longevity (~52:51) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Sue's book, Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being - mbg Podcast episode #, with Michael Easter - A study on mild electric shock vs. being alone - Research on conversations with strangers & happiness - A study showing 25% of optimism is genetic - A NYT article about Sue's salsa dancing - Harvard adult development study on relationships & health We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:43

527: The ultimate oral health episode | Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist

2/15/2024
“If you have bad breath, mouthwash actually makes it worse," says Mark Burhenne, DDS. Mark, a functional dentist, joins us to discuss *everything* you need to know about oral health, including: - The link between breath & oral health (~00:13) - Mark’s recommended oral care routine (~04:01) - What to look for & avoid in a toothpaste (~05:52) - Mark’s POV on mouthwash (~09:47) - How poor oral health can lead to chronic disease (~13:33) - Why everyone should practice tongue scraping (~17:55) - A grocery list for optimal oral health (~22:05) - The benefits of mouth taping (~28:18) - How to get the most out of your dentist visit (~30:16) - What Mark thinks about fluoride (~35:37) - Mark’s POV on X-rays & teeth whitening (~38:16) - How to find the right dentist for your goals (~46:29) - How to optimize your Invisalign or braces experience (~48:15) - The best time to remove your wisdom teeth (~52:57) - Root canals & implants (~57:35) - Dentist red flags (~01:03:43) - What to know before getting veneers or crowns (~01:06:57) - The future of functional dentistry (~01:08:40) Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Referenced in the episode: - Follow Mark on Instagram. - Check out Ask The Dentist. - Learn more about FYGG. - A UCSF study on oral health & Alzheimer's. - Research on satiety & flavor. - A study on frequent use of mouthwash & prediabetes - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor. - mbg Podcast episode #317, with Patrick McKeown. - Check out Mark's dentist directory. - Bristle Oral Health Test. - A study on maternal fluoride use & offspring IQ. - Read more about fluoride science on trial. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:26

526: Relationship red flags & how to find The One | John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D., the world’s leading relationship experts

2/12/2024
“If you're dealing with an issue, don't describe your partner. Describe yourself, your feelings, and your needs," says Julie Gottman, Ph.D. Julie and John Gottman, Ph.D., leading relationship experts and founders of the Gottman Institute, join us to discuss how to know if your partner is long-term material, plus: - The top ingredients for a loving relationship (~00:02) - The three main conflict styles (~02:34) - The “bomb drop” fight (~09:16) - What to do if you feel “flooded” during a fight (~11:17) - The “shallows” fight (~16:17) - How to resolve “the standoff” (~19:20) - How couples can rebuild their relationship post-affair (~28:43) - What causes affairs? (~34:20) - The Gottmans’ top 3 green flags in a relationship (~35:56) - How to know if you’ve found The One (~43:01) - What causes unhappy marriages? (~46:02) - How to know if you’re ready for a serious relationship (~50:51) - The Gottmans’ No. 1 tip for successful relationships (~54:18) Referenced in the episode: - The Gottmans' book, Fight Right. - mbg Podcast episodes #320 and #461, with the Gottmans. - Learn more about the Gottmans' research on marriage and couples. - Check out Caryl Rusbult's research. - Research on recovering after an affair. Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:41

525: The genetics of longevity & how to live to 122 | William J. Kole, editor and foreign correspondent

2/5/2024
“No conversation about lifespan is complete without a discussion of healthspan," says William J. Kole William, a veteran reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent, joins us to discuss how to stay healthy and mobile well into your 80s, 90s, and even 100s of years, plus: - Common themes with the longest living humans (~00:08) - How much of a role does genetics play? (~01:31) - Lifestyle methods that make a difference in longevity (~04:48) - The power of a positive attitude (~07:01) - The dangers of loneliness (~10:20) - Why we should prioritize intergenerational connections (~15:18) - The role of retirement in longevity (~19:05) - What we can learn from Jane Goodall (~21:26) - Why you should never stop learning (~23:54) - The power of purpose (~27:23) - The link between faith, prayer & longevity (~29:59) - Should aging be classified as a disease? (~34:00) - The future of immunotherapy (~36:20) - How radiopharmaceuticals change the longevity game (~41:21) - What William has changed based on his research (~42:49) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - William's book, The Big 100. - New England Centenarian Study. - Livingto100.com - A study on positive attitudes & longevity. - The Centenarian Portrait Project. - mbg Podcast episode #504, with Ellen Langer, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episodes #363, #217 & #170, with David Sinclair, Ph.D. - Cleerly. - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D. - Research on depressive feelings & higher resource communities. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video onYouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:58

524: How to heal your emotional wounds | Vienna Pharaon, LMFT, marriage & family therapist

2/1/2024
“What you don't resolve your children will have to face,” says Vienna Pharaon, LMFT. Vienna, a licensed marriage and family therapist and one of NYC's most sought after relationship therapists, joins us to discuss how to work through the emotional trauma you don’t even know exists, plus: - Why everyone has emotional wounds (~00:13) - Why you pursue emotionally unavailable people (~01:40) - What causes a worthiness wound (~06:47) - The 5 core emotional wounds (~09:38) - Is your determination a trauma response? (~13:37) - How to keep emotional wounds from being an obstacle (~19:56) - How birth order affects your personality (~25:21) - How to raise emotionally mature children (~31:26) - How trauma shows up in relationships (~33:43) - How to know if you’re ready for a serious relationship (~40:55) - The most common relationship killers (~44:26) - How to prevent resentment in your relationship (~47:38) - Are you emotionally mature? (~51:43) - How to become a better friend & partner (~55:38) - Questions to ask yourself to identify trauma (~57:45) - How to have more compassion for others (~59:50) Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Referenced in the episode: - Vienna's book, The Origins Of You. - Take Vienna's "What's your origin wound?" quiz. - Research on depressive feelings & higher resource communities. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:11

523: How to recalibrate your nervous system | Jennifer Taitz, Psy.D., licensed clinical psychologist

1/29/2024
“A moment of awareness and a strategy can truly make what feels overwhelming more doable,” says Jennifer Taitz, Psy.D. Jennifer, a licensed clinical psychologist, joins us to discuss actionable tips for reducing stress, plus: - Jennifer’s favorite strategy for in-the-moment anxiety (~00:02) - The most relaxing song, according to science (~04:08) - The power of bite-sized doses of hope (~06:34) - The worst TikTok hacks for stress (~09:44) - The brain benefits of getting out of your comfort zone (~13:04) - Exercises to recalibrate your nervous system (~16:59) - How to become your own therapist (~24:01) - The lost art of saying “no” (~26:43) - The power of a good, long sigh (~30:44) - How to practice radical acceptance (~34:19) - How to avoid obsessive behavior (~39:18) - How to know when venting becomes unproductive (~48:26) - How to become a better listener (~51:03) - How to be more joyful & magnetic (~53:40) - Jennifer’s No. 1 tip to be happier & more resilient (~55:54) Trigger warning: This episode includes mentions of suicidal ideation. You’re never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or visit 988lifeline.org. Referenced in the episode: - Jennifer's book, Stress Resets: How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes. - Listen to "Weightless" and read the science. - Read Jennifer's New York Times article. - Virtual Hope Box app. - Jennifer's Wall Street Journal article. - Study on cyclic sighing. - mbg Podcast episode #521, with Michael Easter. Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video onYouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:39

522: What we’re still getting wrong about brain foods | Georgia Ede, M.D., nutritional psychiatrist

1/22/2024
“The things that you can do to improve your brain health have very little to do with adding special things to the diet. They really have to do with subtracting things from the diet that are working against your brain in the first place," says Georgia Ede, M.D. Georgia, a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist, joins us to discuss sneaky foods that rob your brain of energy, plus: - The biggest misconceptions about brain foods (~00:23) - What to remove from your diet for brain health (~04:19) - How linoleic acid affects your brain (~06:06) - The link between keto & mental health (~10:51) - How to balance medication & lifestyle methods (~16:02) - How to know if a keto diet will work for you (~20:47) - How glucose spikes affect your brain (~23:31) - Georgia’s hot take on the Mediterranean diet (~25:41) - What you need to know about red wine (~29:57) - Top foods to add for a brain healthy diet (~32:12) - Why meat is not the enemy (~34:49) - How anti-nutrients sabotage brain health (~39:45) - Food combining mistakes (~44:10) - The items you should never put in your smoothie (~49:03) - What Georgia eats in a day for brain health (~53:26) - Georgia’s 3 food rules for a healthier brain (~55:50) Take 20% off focus+ with code FOCUSPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. Referenced in the episode: - Georgia's book, Change Your Diet, Change Your Mind. - mbg Podcast episode #154, with Georgia. - Georgia's 2022 keto study. - A study on sugar & teens. - A study on oysters & anti-nutrients. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:09

521: Rucking & other tips to boost brain health | Michael Easter, NYT bestselling author

1/15/2024
“The average person today sees more information in one day than a person 700 years ago would have seen in their entire life," says Michael Easter. Michael, a health journalist and New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss how to reintroduce yourself to moderation and ruck your way to better health, plus: - Why do we overdo everything? (~00:03) - How to overcome information overload (~02:35) - Possessions and abundance (~05:42) - Consequences of superabundance on our well-being (~07:50) - Being lonely vs. being alone (~09:41) - The science-backed benefits of being in nature (~12:42) - The power of rucking for overall health (~17:48) - The health benefits of getting out of your comfort zone (~23:01) - Why we’re so vulnerable to overabundance (~24:38) - What makes processed foods so irresistible? (~26:32) - What we can learn from slot machines (~27:56) - How to break the scarcity loop (~30:43) - Living in Las Vegas (~34:55) - How to manage your expectations & be happier (~37:19) - How to practice misogi for personal growth (~41:41) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/creatine20 to get 20% off creatine+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off grass-fed whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Michael's book, Scarcity Brain. - Michael's previous title, The Comfort Crisis. - A study on phone use in nature. - Read more about the nature pyramid. - A study on calming fractals. - A study on eating slower with unprocessed foods. - Michael's newsletter, 2%. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:16

520: Must-have tips to reduce bloat & heal your gut | Functional medicine doctor Mary Pardee, N.D.

1/8/2024
“Dehydration is a leading cause of constipation," says Mary Pardee, N.D. Mary, a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor, joins us to discuss everything you need to know about healing your gut and optimizing body comp, plus: - The link between over-restriction & digestive issues (~00:13) - What we get wrong with elimination diets (~04:03) - Why dairy & gluten aren’t always the problem (~06:23) - How to assess your overall gut health (~12:49) - Mary’s top tips to optimize your gut (~17:54) - How to know when bloating becomes a problem (~20:32) - Why low FODMAP diets are effective (~24:26) - How to reduce & prevent bloat (~26:51) - How to time your meals for gut health (~28:38) - Hydration tips for bloating & gut health (~29:51) - How coffee impacts your gut (~31:56) - The future of fecal transplants (~33:01) - What’s driving GI issues? (~36:49) - The best biomarkers for longevity (~39:35) - Should you test your Alzheimer’s risk? (~43:46) - Why you shouldn’t conflate weight loss & body comp (~45:25) - Optimal body fat percentages for men & women (~49:49) - How to reach healthy ApoB levels (~53:46) - The dangers of visceral adipose tissue & the optimal fat ratio (~55:48) Trigger warning: This podcast contains mentions of disordered eating. Referenced in the episode: - Check out Modrn Med. - Read why dairy is back on the table. - Shop grass-fed whey protein isolate+. - Stanford study on fermented foods. - Rebyota & Vowst. - A study on muscle mass, BMI & mortality. - mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:34

519: Reducing food cravings & why willpower doesn’t exist | Neuroscientist Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.

1/4/2024
“Don't underestimate the power of curiosity," says Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. Jud, a neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, joins us to discuss how to reduce unhealthy food cravings, plus: - Why do we eat when we’re not hungry? (~00:09) - What really drives hunger? (~02:59) - Should you see a nutritionist or neuroscientist? (~06:42) - The psychological component of weight loss (~11:14) - How to overcome food cravings (~15:32) - Why willpower doesn’t exist (~19:56) - How personality types influence intuitive eating (~22:58) - How to hack your brain’s reward system (~29:24) - How to actually eat intuitively (~32:11) - Committing to healthier snacks (~40:33) - What Jud eats in a typical day (~43:12) - How hunger hormones change with age (~45:58) - Hunger differences by gender (~47:40) - Why curiosity is a superpower (~51:09) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/creatine20 to get 20% off creatine+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off grass-fed whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Jud's book, The Hunger Habit. - mbg Podcast episode #294 and #197 with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #482, with Jillian Michaels. - Jud's previous book, Unwinding Anxiety. - Eat Right Now app. - Jud's study showing a 40% reduction in craving-related eating. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:00

518: Nutrition tips for skin longevity | Holistic plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D.

1/1/2024
“You control your aging in your own hands," says Anthony Youn, M.D. Anthony, a holistic plastic surgeon, joins us to discuss sneaky factors that accelerate skin aging, plus: - How nutrient depletion impacts your skin (~00:24) - How lack of protein affects your skin (~03:34) - What you need to know about collagen supplements (~05:58) - The 101 on inflammation & skin health (~07:53) - How seed oils affect your skin (~10:48) - Why we should talk more about cellular waste (~13:28) - How to eat your way to stronger skin (~15:45) - Coffee & red wine for skin? (~20:33) - Skin-related signs of a gluten intolerance (~23:49) - How to increase skin longevity without invasive procedures (~28:41) - The best non-invasive treatments for skin aging (~32:06) - Overrated skin treatments not worth your time (~40:25) - Subtle signs someone has had “work” done (~43:43) - The future of plastic surgery (~48:12) - The sun exposure controversy & his favorite sunscreens (~51:13) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/creatine20 to get 20% off creatine+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off grass-fed whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Anthony's book, Younger for Life. - mbg Podcast episode #330, with Anthony. - mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D. - A study on the reduction of nutrients over 49 years. - Read about the minimum hours for intermittent fasting. - A split face study on LED light therapy. - La Roche-Posay mineral sunscreen & Zo Skin Health sunscreen. - Check out bookshop.org We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:11

517: Sneaky foods giving you anxiety | Nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, M.D.

12/26/2023
“You have the power at the end of your fork to help calm your mind,” says Uma Naidoo, M.D. Uma, a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist, nutritional biologist, and professional chef, joins us to discuss shopping recs, expert-approved recipes, and meal plans to optimize your gut-brain connection, plus: - Uma’s go-to breakfasts for brain health (~00:33) - The best nutrients for your brain (~02:57) - The best brain-healthy grains (~04:46) - Uma’s CALMS grocery list (~06:45) - Can nutrition help solve our mental health epidemic? (~10:42) - The role of blood sugar in mental health (~15:50) - Common vitamin deficiencies that impact mental health (~20:05) - Are fortified foods actually bad for you? (~23:04) - Seed oils & the gut-brain connection (~24:35) - Uma’s take on coconut oil & coconut milk (~26:31) - The most updated research on saturated fats (~28:09) - Best foods to eat when anxiety hits (~30:20) - The best fruits for anxiety (~32:41) - The nutrition trend that makes Uma cringe (~38:07) - The link between hydration & mental health (~40:18) - The future of psychobiotics (~43:41) - The best bacteria strains for anxiety (~45:00) - How to amplify the flavor of healthy foods (~47:14) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Uma's book, Calm Your Mind With Food. - mbg Podcast episode #246, with Uma. - A study on metabolism & anxiety. - A study reassessing saturated fats. - A study on bacteria strains for mental health: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Reuteri & Lactobacillus Helveticus. - Sign up for Uma's newsletter. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:15

516: How to become a happier person & find your meaning in life | Social scientist Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.

12/18/2023
“Most people are happier at 70 than they were at 30," says Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. Arthur, a social scientist and professor at Harvard, joins us to discuss how to maintain deep friendships, find your purpose, and strengthen your joy muscles, plus: - The biggest myths about happiness (~00:10) - How Arthur defines happiness (~03:23) - Enjoyment vs. pleasure (~05:24) - The problem with extreme thinking (~11:43) - What we’re getting wrong about satisfaction (~13:43) - How to find your life’s meaning (~16:56) - How happiness changes as you age (~22:25) - How to balance true happiness with achievement (~25:59) - How to maintain deep friendships (~28:17) - Do introverts make better friends? (~31:15) - The power of gratitude for happiness (~34:36) - Easy wins for lifelong happiness (~36:37) - Why you should try “emotional caffeine” (~41:39) - How Arthur strengthens his own happiness muscles (~44:21) - How to make those around you feel happier (~47:13) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Arthur's book, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier. - Arthur's website. - mbg Podcast episode #388, with Arthur. - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D. & her research. - mbg Podcast episode #435, #213 and #166, with Ryan Holiday. - Check out Arthur's words in The Atlantic. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:17