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84: Lauren Singer, Founder Of Trash Is For Tossers, On Being Waste Free & Stopping Climate Change

Lauren Singer lives in New York City, lives a “normal” life, and creates no trash. Six years ago, Lauren was studying environmental studies at NYU and actively protesting fracking, but realized she wasn’t practicing what she preached. She made the decision to cut plastic out of her life and started making her own products to live a zero waste lifestyle — but it didn’t happen overnight. In 2014, Lauren updated us on how two years of being waste free had already saved her money, changed her...


83: Michael Taylor, Co-Founder Of Strala, On Moving Well & Living In Alignment

Michael Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, a tai chi expert, and all-around movement guru. Mike and his wife Tara (and daughter Daisy!) are also close family friends. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard and complementary medicine at Oxford. Because he has more than 30 years of experience with Eastern movement and healing practices, people come to him for innovative ways to relieve stress and, as he says, "to get out of their own way." At mbg we call him our "best mover," not only...


82: John Mackey, Whole Foods Market CEO, On "Marrying" Amazon & The Future Of Food

It all started at a local co-op. The place where John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, realized the secret to a long and healthy life—eating real, whole foods. Since then he has revolutionized the way we think about food. An advocate of ethical meat consumption and a pioneer in food accessibility, he has inspired millions of people to eat healthier. In 2017, Mackey joined me on the mbg podcast to talk about how his entrepreneurial career and personal passions inspired his...


81: Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., On Spirituality, Ego & What To Do When Our Kids Are Unkind

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning parenting book The Conscious Parent as well as Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Won't Work and What Willand The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting. As a clinician, she expertly integrates Eastern and Western philosophies to help parents—and entire families, for that matter—become happier and more mindful. So what are some of her thoughts on parenting? For starters, she believes that...


80: Ballerina Misty Copeland On Using Food As Fuel & Meditating On The Move

Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African American female principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, but her ascent to become one of the most iconic dancers of her time wasn't easy. She first found ballet when she was living in a motel room with her single mother and five siblings, practically homeless and lacking food. Having dealt with food insecurity from a young age, Copeland is now a leading voice in the Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave #DrinkGoodDoGood social...


79: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, On Anxiety, Multitasking & Video Games As Medicine

Adam Gazzaley is an M.D. and a Ph.D., meaning he's a neurologist and a neuroscientist. If your first thought is "Wow, that must have been a lot of school"—you're not alone. He has studied the brain for decades, specifically researching the connection between technology and anxiety, depression, ADHD, and dementia. His book, The Distracted Mind, and his viral article, "The Cognition Crisis," explore how technology can both cause the problem and be a solution. In this episode of the mbg...


78: EGOT Winner John Legend On How Life's Changed Since Becoming A Dad & How He Wants To Change The World

John Legend is, well, a legend in his time. The youngest and the first black man to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (the coveted EGOT), Legend is also husband to internet sensation and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen and dad to Miles and Luna. It was the birth of his two children that first inspired Legend to think more deeply about the plight of other, less fortunate children in the US and around the world, which led to partnering with Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave as part of...


77: Taryn Toomey, Founder Of The Class, On Mindful Movement, Running A Brand With Intention & Giving Pain A Purpose

If you live in New York, chances are you've heard of The Class by Taryn Toomey. A combination of strength training and meditative movement, it's designed to promote self-study through physical conditioning. While other workout classes might encourage you to tune out the pain, The Class will tell you to do the opposite: Listen to the negative voice in your head, and then learn from it. With devotees including Jennifer Aniston and Christy Turlington, The Class speaks to anyone looking for a...


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...


75: Bulletproof Founder Dave Asprey Talks About Why He Thinks Kale Is Bad For You & How He Plans To Live To 180 Years Old

When Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey stopped by the mbg office in his blue-light blocking glasses, I knew we were in for a special podcast—and I was right. Dave is the founder of the Bulletproof diet, and the Bulletproof line of products. He's also the author of a number of best-selling books, including The Bulletproof Diet and the upcoming Gamechangers. On this episode, Dave shares his personal health story and how he went from weighing 300 pounds, with brain fog, low energy, and general...


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...


73: Michael Phelps On Water Conservation, Being A Laid-Back Parent, And The Fruit He's Finally Reintroducing To His Diet

This week's guest needs no introduction. As the most accomplished Olympian of our time—and any time, for that matter—Michael Phelps is a wellness icon for the ages. In addition to pushing what the human body is capable of, we can thank Phelps for using his celebrity status to bring often-taboo topics like depression to the surface. I was lucky enough to sit down with the 23-time Olympic gold medalist to learn about one of his latest initiatives: water conservation. This is Phelps' second...


72: Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., On Wellness Addiction, Shame & What It Really Takes To Transform Your Life

Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., is a world-renowned mental health expert, the CEO of IGNTD, and the host of the IGNTD Podcast. His new book, The Abstinence Myth, is all about overcoming addiction and transforming your life without judgment or shame. Dr. Jaffe is well-known for questioning the status quo and the rules we've been living by when it comes to addiction and sobriety. His wife, Sophie Jaffe, is the woman behind Philosophie, a line of superfoods that are designed to promote health from the inside...


71: Katlin Smith of Simple Mills On Staying Sane Through 15-Hour Workdays, Eating For Your Body, And Building A Brand That Lasts

By now, you've probably at least heard of Simple Mills: The line of gluten-free and paleo-friendly cookies, crackers, baking mixes, and frostings taking over grocery aisles around the country. But we bet you didn't know the story of the brand's founder and CEO, Katlin Smith. Smith launched the health food brand at the ripe age of 24 after seeing how cutting out dairy and gluten completely transformed her life. She first set out to, as she says, "raise the standards of what healthy food...


70: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD, On Technology & Why Multitasking Is Bad News For Brain Health

This week, I sat down with Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai—directors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center and authors of The Alzheimer's Solution—to talk about all things brain health, a topic that is more important now than ever before. Did you know that half of the people who live to the age of 85 will have Alzheimer's? It's quickly becoming the most pressing health issue facing our world today. As we learned at revitalize 2018, when the Sherzais...


69: Perfect Bar Founders On Overcoming Debt To Run A Thriving Family Business, The Future Of Snacking, And Eating Sugar Healthily

If you've ever had a Perfect Bar, you understand the hype. The protein-packed snack stuffed with superfoods has picked up a serious cult following, thanks to its simple filling ingredients and downright addicting flavor (a box of the dark chocolate peanut butter bars has been known to disappear from the mbg office fridge in about three seconds flat). Co-founded by siblings Bill and Leigh Keith in 2005, the initial idea for the brand actually dates back to long road trips their large family...


68: Dr. Will Cole On The Ketotarian Diet & How To Find Your Carb Sweet Spot

Functional medicine expert, mbg class instructor and Collective member, and my dear friend Will Cole, D.C., IFMCP, grew up in a wellness-focused household. But after 10 years of struggling with poor digestion and low energy on a carb-heavy, vegan diet, he knew there had to be a better way to eat plant-based. That's when he discovered the brain-boosting benefits of the ketogenic diet and fueling his body with healthy fats. If you haven't heard of the ketogenic diet yet, it's a high-fat,...


67: The Sweetgreen Founders On Connecting Communities To Healthier Food & What "Passion With A Purpose" Means

Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru know what sweetgreen customers want because they are sweetgreen customers. More than 10 years ago, they were frustrated by the lack of affordable and delicious food that was also healthy and made them feel good, so the three then-college seniors set out to make salad cool. In 2007, they opened the first sweetgreen and immediately knew they were on to something. They have since grown the ingredient-driven, fast-casual chain to 86 locations...


66: Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila On How To Use Mushrooms For Gut Health, Immunity, And More

Tero Isokauppila has been foraging for mushrooms for pretty much his entire life, from when he grew up on the Finnish farm that's been in his family for 13 (!!) generations to, well, right after this interview, when he was off to Central Park to see what fungi he could find. The founder of Four Sigmatic, the powdered mushroom company that's become the obsession of the wellness world, sat down with me to dive deep into medicinal mushrooms. We talk about what mushrooms actually are (turns...