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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.

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.


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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.






207: Life lessons from a doctor who almost died from an incurable disease | David Fajgenbaum, M.D.

David Fajgenbaum, M.D., MBA, M.Sc., FCPP: “I knew that there was no way I would make it to my wedding day unless I found a drug that could keep me alive.” Fajgenbaum, an immunologist and author of Chasing My Cure, sits down with co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how he created his own treatment for the rare Castleman Disease, plus: *Why we should stop waiting for perfect moments* *How college football helped prepare him for the ICU* *The importance of finding positivity during tough times*...


206: What an herbalist, midwife, & MD says about the coronavirus | Aviva Romm, MD

Aviva Romm, M.D.: “This virus has a fatty outer layer—good soap can actually help break it up.” Romm, an integrative medicine doctor, midwife and herbalist, bridges traditional wisdom and modern medicine for women’s and children’s health. As we continue to collectively face a global pandemic, she sits down with co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to adapt to the ebbs and flows of your new life, plus: *How to keep a regular schedule, whether you’re an entrepreneur or used to being at home*...


205: How we can embrace the mystery & make our home a sanctuary | Mama Medicine

Mama Medicine: "We really do have to be our own healers. When you look within, you're going to notice we have a lot of resources available to us in our own home and in our own hearts." According to Mama Medicine (aka, Deborah Hanekamp) and author of the book Ritual Baths: Be Your Own Healer, there’s another home project that’s DIY-friendly during the coronavirus: energy healing. She joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to practice energy healing in our own homes, plus: *Why embracing...


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...


203: How to practice gratitude during the coronavirus | Light Watkins

Light Watkins: “The more we can stay connected to the moment by living through a space of gratitude, the more intelligent decisions we’ll be able to make individually and collectively." It seems that people are using meditation as a way to cope with uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, no matter if they're new to the practice or a seasoned pro. Watkins, an internationally-renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author, joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why a gratitude...


202: How to deal with COVID-induced anxiety, from Ellen Vora, M.D.

Ellen Vora, M.D.: “There’s a lot to be said about surrender, being asked to let go of control. You can do your best, but also recognize some aspect of this is out of your control.” It can be frustrating when people respond to your stress by saying, “Don’t stress," especially as we face the anxiety surrounding the coronavirus. That’s why co-CEO, Jason Wachob, consulted Vora, a holistic psychiatrist, to discuss how to deal with our anxiety surrounding the coronavirus, plus: *How to have a...


201: Deepak Chopra on how to spiritually navigate COVID-19

Deepak Chopra: "I’m using this time to more consciously bio-regulate my own body through good sleep, stress management, movement, yoga, breathing, emotional resiliency, and fine tuning my immune system." While we’re facing uncertainty and anxiety during this global pandemic, we can use this time at home to slow down and focus on our health. Chopra, a spiritual icon and bestselling author, joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how he's using this time for a spiritual reset, plus: *The...


200: 3 meditations for when you’re feeling panicked from Gabby Bernstein

Gabrielle Bernstein: "We need tools that are going to regulate the nervous system and stimulate the vagus nerve, so that we’re not in a chronic state of fight or flight." As we face the uncertainty and fear of the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to stay grounded. Bernstein, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, offers three guided meditations to help regulate the nervous system and reduce anxious thoughts. She joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss: *How to show up...


199: How we're handling uncertain times & a guided meditation

Our hearts are heavy, here at mindbodygreen, with so many people affected by the global pandemic. To that end, Founder and Co-CEO Jason Wachob shares what he's been doing in his own life in these uncertain times. Here's a simple breathwork practice he's using to stay grounded, a few tips to keep your life in balance, and a guided meditation from Sharon Salzberg's Real Happiness. Jason also announces we'll be providing some of mbg's best-selling classes for free. To learn more about our three...


198: How friendship affects your immune system | Lydia Denworth

Lydia Denworth: "Friendship is as important as diet and exercise for your health. Even more important on some levels." Denworth, a science journalist and author of the book Friendship, joins co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why you should maintain friendships even in a time of social distancing, plus: *How friends affect your immune system* *How to become a better friend* *How many hours it takes to make a best friend* *The three components you need in every friendship* *How to distance...


197: This is your brain on cake & how to train yourself to be less anxious | Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.

Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.: "Start by understanding how your mind works. If you can understand how your mind works, you can then start to work with your mind." Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins co-CEO Jason Wachob to discuss how to rewire your brain to combat anxiety and addiction, plus: *Why willpower doesn't work* *How to train your brain to crave vegetables over cake* *Why curiosity is our greatest superpower* *How to strengthen immunity from a mind/body...


196: Why it’s bad to self-identify as an introvert & the health benefits of small talk | Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee: "We think of idle time as wasted time. But [it's] incredibly productive. It's going to make you better at fulfilling your purpose than if you'd spent that time working." Headlee, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, joins co-CEO Jason Wachob to discuss the health benefits of slowing down and doing something with no productive purpose, plus: *How to have better conversations* *Why you should schedule social time like you would the gym* *How to recognize a...


195: How we can fight Alzheimer’s & why you should switch to espresso | Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.

Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.: "When we talk about risk factors for Alzheimer's, we're out looking for... Do you have high cholesterol? What's your insulin level? Do you have pre-diabetes? Do you smoke? But the number one risk factor for women is their hormonal health." Mosconi, a neuroscientist and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how cognitive decline differs between men and women, plus: *Why being in a...


194: Why not all collagen is created equal | Robert Rountree, M.D.

Robert Rountree, M.D.: "When you're eating a collagen product, there's more in there than just the collagen. If the source has pesticides or antibiotics, all those residues are going to show up in there." Rountree, a functional medicine pioneer and scientific adviser at Thorne, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how to use collagen to reverse skin damage, plus: *Why you shouldn't take hot baths* *How to make sure your collagen is 100% pure* *The skin-sleep connection* *Why beauty starts with gut...


193: Broccoli isn’t as nutritious as it once was & why you should give a crap about dirt | Mark Hyman, M.D.

Mark Hyman, M.D.: “In a thimbleful of really good soil, there's more life than there have been humans ever to exist on the planet." Hyman, a functional medicine doctor, joins Jason Wachob to discuss what we're getting wrong when it comes to our food system and what we can do to fix it, plus: *What really goes into processed foods* *Why we need to start caring about our soil* *Why regenerative agriculture is the key to reversing climate change* *What to look for when shopping for fish* *Why...


192: Reversing autoimmune disease, ice baths & membrane pudding | Terry Wahls, M.D.

Terry Wahls, M.D.: “I know in college and in high school, if you got 95% on your test, that would be probably an A. But stopping your disease with diet and lifestyle is far more important than just a test. It requires 100%." Wahls, a functional medicine doctor who reversed many of her MS symptoms with diet and lifestyle changes, joins Jason Wachob to discuss what she swears by for reversing autoimmune disease, plus: *What the Wahls Protocol entails* *Why she always travels with a head of...


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*...


190: Everything you’d ever want to know about raising a good human with Stephen Cowan, M.D.

Stephen Cowan, M.D.: "Child development is not a race. It's a journey, it is a story that's being told. It has ins and outs and plots." Cowan, a holistic pediatrician, joins Jason Wachob to discuss tips and tricks on how to raise mindful, independent kids, plus: *Why alienation is the biggest epidemic today* *How saying "yes" shifts the nervous system* *How to stop tantrums in their tracks* *The weird similarities between children and computers* *How to give your child empathy training*...


189: How to hack your health (eating, sleeping & moving) with Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield, personal trainer: “Think about your environment and how many times you're blasting your senses throughout the day—our neurotransmitters become exhausted from sensory overload.” Greenfield, a New York Times bestselling author, and fitness expert, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how to take the perfect nap and how to get the most out of your workout, plus: *How to never be hungover again* *The right time to eat protein after a workout* *Why we should exercise slower* *How to take...


188: How your surroundings can help or hurt your health with Amitha Kalaichandran, M.D.

“How can we redesign the patient experience so that it's more conducive to healing? How can we help health care professionals do their best work?” Epidemiologist and New York Times contributor Amitha Kalaichandran, M.D., MHS, CPH, joins Jason Wachob to discuss how our physical environments can either help heal or harm our overall health, plus: *How we should really be reading research studies* *The benefits of forest bathing* *How we should redesign our hospitals* *Why we should heal the...