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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.

456: Dopamine, better sex & the science of long-lasting relationships | Psychiatrist Daniel Lieberman, M.D.
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456: Dopamine, better sex & the science of long-lasting relationships | Psychiatrist Daniel Lieberman, M.D.
Daniel Lieberman, M.D.: “We've gotten so good at the future that we've lost our ability to be happy and fulfilled in the present.” Daniel, a psychiatrist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your dopamine, plus: - The relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~01:36) - Why you can’t control your unconscious mind (~04:19) - How the research of unconsciousness has evolved (~06:26) - How to have a productive relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~08:30) - What fairy tales & myths can tell us about the unconscious mind (~10:55) - How to find the rationality in mysticism (~13:59) - How to interpret a tarot card reading (~16:33) - The power of gut feelings (~18:27) - The link between anxiety & unconsciousness (~20:49) - How dopamine affects your brain (~25:28) - Why we’re so terrible at managing dopamine (~27:47) - How instant vs. delayed gratification affects your dopamine circuits (~31:48) - How porn can be destructive (~34:12) - The keys for a long, successful relationship (~37:21) - The psychology of a midlife crisis (~42:10) - How to manage dopamine more productively (~45:35) - The difference between donating time and money (~47:49) - How to create a more meaningful life (~51:47) Referenced in the episode: - Daniel's newest book, The Molecule Of More. - Daniel's previous bestseller, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. - Research on how the unconscious mind processes information. - A study on volunteering time vs. money. - Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. 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.
455: How to prevent & reverse dementia | Psychiatrist Kat Toups, M.D.
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455: How to prevent & reverse dementia | Psychiatrist Kat Toups, M.D.
Kat Toups, M.D.: “Retirement is actually considered a risk factor for dementia.”  Kat, a functional medicine psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her daily tips to prevent cognitive decline, plus: - Kat’s personal brain health journey (~00:15) - Why dementia is not a death sentence (~05:43) - Reasons why dementia happens (~08:37) - The link between oral health & Alzheimer’s (~14:03) - The optimal diet to prevent cognitive decline (~20:03) - Why the medical community has resisted lifestyle interventions (~25:23) - How to meditate & exercise to prevent dementia (~27:11) - How the amyloid hypothesis leads us astray (~34:27) - How dancing can reduce cognitive decline (~37:22 ) - How to train your brain & stay sharp as you age (~38:34) - Kat’s top daily tips to prevent cognitive decline (~39:44) - The link between hearing loss & dementia (~43:47) - How hormone therapy can enhance your brain health (~49:07) - How to detox your brain from heavy metals (~51:48) - How to test your toxins (~57:12) Referenced in the episode: - Find Kat's e-book on dementiademystified.com. - A study on oral health & dementia. - MyPerioPath. - Kat's dementia study in which 84% of patients got better. - mbg Podcast episode #440, with Dale Bredesen, M.D. - A study on going keto & mental health. - HeartMath. - A study on tango dancing & dementia. - Luminosity & BrainHQ. - Read the amyloid study & how it may be falsified. - A Stanford study on hormone therapy & dementia. - A study on saunas & brain health. Take 30% off all supplements and personal care products with code MBG30, and score a free vitamin C potency+ on orders over $150. Apply code at checkout.  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.
454: HRV, psychedelics & emotional resilience | Psychiatrist & neuroscientist Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D
Nov 21 2022
454: HRV, psychedelics & emotional resilience | Psychiatrist & neuroscientist Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D
Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D.: “The science behind touch is unfortunately often neglected in modern society, especially the Western world.”  Dave, a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the health benefits of touch, plus: - How chronic stress impacts your health (~00:50) - What causes someone to flourish or falter under stress (~03:46) - How to make sure kids have enough healthy stress (~08:29) - The difference between good & bad stress (~12:41) - How to become better at handling stress (~16:21) - The link between heart rate variability & stress (~23:35) - How to fall asleep even when you’re stressed (~30:07) - The science behind touch & mental health (~35:26) - The power of casual, everyday connections (~38:46) - How soothing touch can benefit your brain (~41:53) - How to use Apollo Neuro to ease your mind (~48:01) - The best wellness tracker for kids (~54:38) - The do’s & don’ts of using psychedelics for mental health (~57:21) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Apollo Neuro. - Visit Dave's website. - Check out Eric Kandel's research. - A study on PTSD treatment. - A study on Apollo and sleep. - A study showing Apollo can increase HRV and cognitive performance. - A study showing Apollo can provide an easier access to meditation.  - A study on depression and serotonin. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by Apollo Neuro, 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.
453: Sleep hacks, jet lag & how to train your circadian rhythm | Psychologist Aric Prather, Ph.D.
Nov 17 2022
453: Sleep hacks, jet lag & how to train your circadian rhythm | Psychologist Aric Prather, Ph.D.
Aric Prather, Ph.D.: “When people have extended periods of sleep loss, or even just one night, we see robust changes in their cognition.”  Aric, a licensed clinical psychologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have the best sleep of your life, plus: - How Aric uses cognitive behavioral therapy for poor sleep (~00:38) - How poor sleep affects your health (~02:06) - The power of natural light for your circadian rhythm (~06:30) - What Aric thinks about permanent daylight savings (~11:04) - How to optimize your circadian rhythm (~13:09) - How to know if you need a light box (~18:57) - How to prevent jet lag while traveling (~24:19) - The issue with melatonin supplements (~32:43) - How to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep (~35:05) - Aric’s sleep basics checklist (~37:32) - How to shut off your mind before bed (~41:30) - Why you should create a sleep sanctuary (~47:04) - How to fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night (~49:40) - How laying in bed can be productive (~56:08) - The biggest misconceptions about sleep (~58:00) - Exciting developments in the science of sleep (~1:00:38) - The benefits of sticking your head in the freezer (~1:04:07) Referenced in the episode: - Aric's book, The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest. - A study on short sleep duration & dementia risk. - A study on the glymphatic system. - A study on meditation changing brainwaves. - A study on familial short sleepers. - mbg Podcast episodes #290, #204, and #90, with Drew Ramsey, 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.
452: How to sleep, eat & exercise to prevent heart disease | Cardiologist Michael Twyman, M.D.
Nov 14 2022
452: How to sleep, eat & exercise to prevent heart disease | Cardiologist Michael Twyman, M.D.
Michael Twyman, M.D.: “Walking at sunrise is one of the best things you can do.” Michael, a board-certified cardiologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss his underrated tips to prevent heart disease, plus: - What tests you should ask for to assess cardiovascular health (~00:27) - How frequently you should get a calcium score (~03:49) - Annual labs you should get at the doctor (~05:09) - Successful lifestyle interventions to prevent heart disease (~10:14) - The link between sleep and cardiovascular health (~12:41) - What your resting heart rate can tell you about cardiovascular health (~14:38) - The best exercises to prevent heart disease (~19:11) - Michael’s diet philosophy for heart health (~25:31) - How to get enough protein on a plant-based diet (~29:07) - The importance of natural light for heart health (~31:54) - What to do if you have to wake up before sunrise (~35:27) - The best blue-blocking devices and softwares (~36:34) - What to do if you have to stare at a screen all day (~37:59) - Why we don’t talk enough about light in health conversations (~40:47) - The benefits of red light therapy (~43:53) - Why you shouldn’t always wear sunglasses (~46:53) - How much sun is too much (~49:28) - How to tell if your mitochondria are healthy (52:49) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Michael's website. - Apollo Neuro. - HeartMath. - Boston Heart cholesterol balance test. - f.lux and Iris Tech. - Check out Doug Wallace's research. Take 25% off our nootropics with code BRAINCODE. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. 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.
451: The best diet for mental health & how to find the root cause of your anxiety | Psychiatrist Chris Palmer, M.D.
Nov 10 2022
451: The best diet for mental health & how to find the root cause of your anxiety | Psychiatrist Chris Palmer, M.D.
Chris Palmer, M.D.: “More people are unable to go to work or school because of a mental disorder than any other medical condition.” Chris, a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the metabolic approach to mental health, plus: - The revolutionary breakthrough in brain health (~00:45) - How to get to the root of mental illness (~02:06) - What causes various mental health issues (~06:04) - How to know if medication or talk therapy will work for you (~10:59) - The connection between metabolism & mental health (~16:36) - How to enhance your mitochondrial health (~24:41) - How to know if your mitochondria are functioning properly (~28:08) - How to know if your mental health issue comes from poor metabolism (~31:44) - How going keto can support mental health (~36:49) - How to start a fasting mimicking diet for brain health (~42:15) - The ultimate food list for metabolic & mental health (~48:33) - The foods you should avoid to reduce anxiety (~51:21) - How much exercise you need if you’re concerned about mental health (~54:42) - Why Chris believes we can heal mental illness (~1:00:14) Referenced in the episode: - Chris's book, Brain Energy. - Check out Chris's website.  - A study on treatment-resistant depression. - A study showing 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy. - A study showing how metformin and exercise therapies can affect each other. 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.
450: How to maximize your time & stop waiting for weekends | Award-winning happiness researcher Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.
Nov 7 2022
450: How to maximize your time & stop waiting for weekends | Award-winning happiness researcher Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.
Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.: “It’s not about how much time you have. It's really how you spend that time.” Cassie, a social psychologist and award-winning happiness researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your time, plus: - The relationship between time & happiness (~01:09) - How to find your sweet spot with quality time (~08:54)  - How to reframe unenjoyable parts of your day (~15:22) - How exercise makes you happier (~22:05) - When exercise can start to have diminishing returns on mood (~26:31) - How helping others makes you feel like you have more time (~30:23) - How to make the most out of ordinary experiences (~31:16) - How to stop waiting for weekends (~38:48) - How distractions derail your happiness (~42:40) - Why more time isn’t necessarily better (~45:23) - How to make mundane events feel extraordinary (~49:10) - How to identify your purpose (~55:24) Referenced in the episode: - Cassie's book, Happier Hour. - Find Cassie's time tracking worksheet. - Katy Milkman, Ph.D.'s research on bundling. - A study showing those spending time outside felt happier. - A study showing helping another person makes feel like you have more time. - A study showing we are distracted about 50% of the time. - A study showing having phones on the table leads to unhappiness. - Cassie's research on happiness from extraordinary vs. ordinary experiences. 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.
449: How to build muscle mass as you age, no weights required | Fitness coach Don Saladino 
Nov 3 2022
449: How to build muscle mass as you age, no weights required | Fitness coach Don Saladino
Don Saladino: “Think of resistance training as body armor. It's protection.”  Don, a fitness coach and entrepreneur, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to put on lean muscle mass, plus: - How Don became the go-to fitness coach for athletes & celebrities (~00:41) - How to exercise to build muscle mass (~08:28) - Why resistance training is crucial as you age (~13:55) - How much cardio you actually need (~16:19) - The best days to workout (~18:44) - The biggest misconception in fitness (~20:20) - How to practice strength training with zero equipment (~26:21) - A real-time workout plan from Don (~30:43) - How to actually do push-ups correctly (~32:42) - Why simple exercises are often the most effective (~35:26) - Why consistency is more important than intensity (~38:35) - How much protein you should eat in a day (~44:05) - How much protein you need post-workout (~49:19) - Don’s top sources of animal- and plant-based protein (~50:40) Referenced in the episode: - Don's website. - Check out Don's 30-Minute Express Program. - Read Don's cover story for Muscle & Fitness. - Check out Don's golf fitness workouts. - mbg's Complete Guide To Yoga class, with Tara Stiles. 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.
448: Underrated veggies, hydroponic farming & the new "fast food" | Lisa Merkle, co-founder of Imagine Farms
Oct 31 2022
448: Underrated veggies, hydroponic farming & the new "fast food" | Lisa Merkle, co-founder of Imagine Farms
Lisa Merkle: “I needed to calm my nervous system in order to heal.”  Lisa, the co-founder of Imagine Farms, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the marriage of technology and nature, plus: - Lisa’s personal approach to well-being (~00:36) - What inspired Lisa to start Imagine Farms (~05:23) - What a vertical hydroponic farm looks like (~09:10) - How you can farm more crops with less land (~13:06) - How precision growing can make your food healthier (~14:53) - Why vertical hydroponic farms are the future of agriculture (~17:16) - How re-localizing the food system can help with food insecurity (~20:38) - Why vertical hydroponic farming is the new & healthier “fast” food (~23:53) - The most nutritious & underrated vegetables grown at Imagine Farms (~25:18) - Daily practices to live a more environmentally conscious life (~31:28) - How Imagine Farms produce entered Miami markets & restaurants (~36:46) - The future of our food system (~40:43) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Imagine Farms. - Watch the Imagine Farms short film. - Watch Lisa at mbg revitalize 2017. - Learn more about Zak The Baker. - Learn more about Food Rescue South Florida. - mbg Podcast episode #434, with Amy Sapola, PharmD. - mbg Podcast episodes #331 and #39, with Paul Hawken. - mbg Podcast episode #243, with Jesse Daystar, Ph.D. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by Cotton, 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.
447: What science says about coincidences & interpersonal energy | Psychiatrist Bernard Beitman, M.D.
Oct 27 2022
447: What science says about coincidences & interpersonal energy | Psychiatrist Bernard Beitman, M.D.
Bernard Beitman, M.D.: “It's a good idea to get lost every once in a while.” Bernard, a psychiatrist and founder of the Coincidence Project, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make sense of random coincidences, plus: - How Bernard became an expert in coincidences (~01:18) - What is a coincidence? (~03:04) - How to identify synchronicity, seriality, and serendipity (~06:14) - How to make meaning of coincidences (~12:57) - How to find coincidences without overanalyzing them (~15:42) - What drives random coincidences (~19:56) - What sciences says about coincidences (~21:45) - What type of person is more likely to see coincidences (~25:12) - How animals can give us emotional signals (~30:26) - How to communicate with plants (~32:39) - What to do after you notice a coincidence (~39:00) - How to make the most out of coincidences (~40:51) - How to attract more coincidences in your life (~48:50) - How to tap into your internal GPS (~51:23) - The most awe-inspiring stories of synchronicity (~55:16) - Why coincidences deserve more science (~01:01:01) Referenced in the episode: - Bernard's book, Meaningful Coincidences: How and Why Synchronicity and Serendipity Happen. - Read Bernard's profile in the WSJ.  - Learn more about the Coincidence Project. - Take Bernard's coincidence survey. - Check out Bernard's podcast, Connecting with Coincidence 2.0. - mbg Podcast episode #301, with Jim Tucker, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #287, with Bruce Greyson, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.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.
446: How to have a younger brain | Brain researcher Marc Milstein, Ph.D.
Oct 24 2022
446: How to have a younger brain | Brain researcher Marc Milstein, Ph.D.
Marc Milstein, Ph.D.: “People who have a mindful moment in the morning tend to have less burnout later in the day.”  Marc, a brain researcher and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to prevent cognitive decline, plus: - What drives Marc’s passion for brain health (~01:03) - How to assess your brain’s “age” (~02:19) - Why sleep is critical for brain health (~05:53) - What happens to the brain with too much stress (~08:15) - The best types of exercise for your brain (~10:24) - Why you should always take the stairs when you can (~12:28) - The best foods for brain health (~14:09) - How your gut-brain axis influences your food cravings (~17:42) - Why environmental well-being is the next frontier of brain health (~20:44) - The link between social connection & cognitive decline (~21:57) - Marc’s 3 essential tips for optimal brain health (~23:38) - How different parts of the brain function & change with age (~27:49) - The impact of cannabis on brain health (~33:11) - Underrated habits that may be messing with your brain (~37:21) - How to sharpen your memory (~39:06) - How to discard traumatic memories (~46:51) - The link between depression, anxiety & dementia (~49:46) Referenced in the episode: - Marc's book, The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia. - A study on walking intensity. - A study showing people who feel younger have younger brains. - A study showing people who walk 30 minutes a day lower their risk of dementia by 60%. - A study on taking the stairs and younger brains. - A study on colorful diets & cognitive health. - A study showing breathing strengthens the prefrontal cortex.  - A study on the link between anxiety & dementia. 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.
445: Mind-blowing statistics on mental health, polarization & the future of dating | Bestselling author Scott Galloway 
Oct 20 2022
445: Mind-blowing statistics on mental health, polarization & the future of dating | Bestselling author Scott Galloway
Scott Galloway: “Mental illness, hands down, touches every family at some point.”  Scott, a bestselling author, NYU professor, and serial entrepreneur, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to find genuine happiness and success, plus: - Why more Americans have cell phones than clean drinking water (~00:53) - The importance of proactive health care (~05:24) - How sweating can help you succeed (~10:22) - How to become a genuinely happier person (~12:42) - How we can overcome the mental health epidemic (~22:17) - The science behind our cell phone addictions (~29:38) - Why dating apps are the most inequitable place on Earth (~35:31) - The future of dating technology (~41:30) - Why anger is the most powerful emotion (~44:28) - The pros and cons of anonymity (~48:48) - How your threshold for happiness changes as you age (~54:14) - Why you get happier as you grow older (~57:37) Referenced in the episode: - Scott's new book, Adrift: America In 100 Charts. - Scott's previous bestseller, The Algebra Of Happiness. - Scott's podcast, The Prof G Pod. - Follow Scott on Instagram and Twitter. - Learn more about Charity: Water. - A study on loneliness & mortality. - A study showing girls were 3 times more likely to self-harm. - A survey showing 96% of Gen Z goes to the bathroom with their phone. - An article discussing what makes content go viral. Trigger warning: This podcast includes mentions of suicidal ideation. You're never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.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.
444: Tips to reduce anxiety & the health benefits of looking in the mirror | NBA psychotherapist Corey Yeager, Ph.D., LMFT
Oct 17 2022
444: Tips to reduce anxiety & the health benefits of looking in the mirror | NBA psychotherapist Corey Yeager, Ph.D., LMFT
Corey Yeager, Ph.D., LMFT: “If you can't give yourself what you need, you can't give it to anyone else.” Corey, a psychotherapist who works with the NBA's Detroit Pistons, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to find long-term success and happiness, plus: - Why you should get to know yourself (~00:32) - Why you should dream big as you age (~03:50) - How to achieve your wildest dreams (~07:12) - Common mental health challenges with athletes (~09:42) - Why you should spend time looking in the mirror (~14:21) - How to actually develop self-awareness (~20:07) - How to reflect on your past without regrets (~22:05) - The problem with social media & self-worth (~25:52) - How to stay present & reduce anxiety about the future (~31:48) - How to use visualization for success (~35:59) - How to trust the process during times of uncertainty (~40:19) - How younger generations can save the mental health epidemic (~45:23) - The power of social connection (~50:08) - The key to long-term success (~55:46) - Why you should understand your genius (~58:29) - What makes Michael Jordan the greatest athlete of all time (~01:01:31) Referenced in the episode: - Corey's book, How Am I Doing?: 40 Conversations to Have with Yourself - Watch The Me You Can't See. - Research from the CDC on teenagers and mental health and an mbg article discussing the news. - The Roseto study. Enjoy this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, created in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. As part of its first Incubator program, Tom’s of Maine will select five BIPOC climate leaders to each receive $20,000 in funding and expert mentorship to help make their solutions a reality. Apply here! 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. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. For complete details including the Official Rules, visit www.tomsofmaineincubator.com. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. (including DACA recipients), who are 18 – 30 years of age at time of entry and identify as black, indigenous or a person of color (BIPOC). Void where prohibited. Begins 10:00 am ET on 9/19/22; ends 11:59 pm ET on 10/9/22. Sponsored by Tom’s of Maine, Inc.
443: Mental arthritis & how optimism improves longevity | Psychologist Elaine Fox, Ph.D.
Oct 13 2022
443: Mental arthritis & how optimism improves longevity | Psychologist Elaine Fox, Ph.D.
Elaine Fox, Ph.D.: “In life we tend to get mental arthritis. We get a little bit rigid and set in our ways.”  Elaine, a psychologist and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to stay mentally agile as you age, plus: - What does it mean to be mentally agile? (~01:04) - How your brain’s flexibility wanes as you age (~03:29) - How social media impacts your mental agility (~05:08) - How to know if you’re mentally agile (~08:32) - How to balance routine & getting out of your comfort zone (~12:53) - The four pillars that underlie your agility (~15:38) - How to instantly understand someone’s personality (~18:35) - The link between exercise & self-awareness (~22:20) - A technique to understand your life story (~23:54) - The psychology of resilience (~29:02) - The science of intuition (~31:54) - How to make your intuition stronger (~34:39) - The fine line between optimism & toxic positivity (~38:55) - How optimism can improve your longevity (~44:36) - The best brain exercises to enhance mental agility (~51:50) - How diverse perspectives can strengthen your brain (~55:08) Referenced in the episode: - Elaine's book, Switch Craft: The Hidden Power of Mental Agility. - Take an OCEAN personality test. - The Psychology of the Stranger research. - A study on resilience and post-traumatic growth. - Elaine's study on adolescents and resilience. - Elaine's previous book, Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain. - A study on optimism and longevity. Take 25% off our nootropics with code BRAINCODE. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. 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.
442: Healthy boundaries, emotional vampires & how to break up with a friend | Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban
Oct 10 2022
442: Healthy boundaries, emotional vampires & how to break up with a friend | Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban
Melissa Urban: “A boundary is not designed to control someone else.”  Melissa, the co-founder and CEO of Whole30, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to create healthy boundaries, plus: - Melissa’s personal boundaries journey (~01:12) - Why boundaries need to be part of the well-being conversation (~03:39) - Why boundaries were critical on Melissa’s road to recovery (~05:30) - Why Melissa has a favorite ex-boyfriend (~08:11) - How to set healthy boundaries around food (~12:11) - What to do if a family member disrespects your boundaries (~15:17) - What to do if a loved one makes poor decisions for their health (~19:09) - How to set healthy boundaries with your parents (~23:47) - How to know if you should break up with a friend (~26:52) - How social media makes our communication worse (~29:22) - How to identify the emotional vampires in your life (~34:56) - How to support your partner without draining your own energy (~38:51) - How to incorporate boundaries in your well-being routine (~40:56) - One thing everyone should add to their boundaries routine (~44:41) Referenced in the episode: - Melissa's newest book, The Book of Boundaries: Set the Limits That Will Set You Free. - Melissa's previous book, The Whole30. - mbg article about setting healthy boundaries. - Melissa's podcast, Do The Thing. - Follow Melissa on Instagram. - Check out Melissa's website. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by Tom's of Maine, 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.
441: Emotional cravings, end-of-life care & what to eat when you’re stressed | registered dietitian Jess Cording, R.D., CDN,
Oct 6 2022
441: Emotional cravings, end-of-life care & what to eat when you’re stressed | registered dietitian Jess Cording, R.D., CDN,
Jess Cording, R.D., CDN: “There is tremendous power in fixing the little things we can do something about.”  Jess, a registered dietitian, health coach, and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the self-care struggle, plus: - Jess’s experience caring for a loved one with terminal illness (~00:25) - Challenges caring for a loved one as a licensed professional (~05:01) - Why we should talk more about drug-nutrient interactions (~08:40) - How stress can manifest physically in the body (~12:59) - How Jess managed her long-term stress (~15:01) - How to deal with physical vs. emotional food cravings (~17:56) - Why you should only fix what you can (~23:18) - What everyone should know about end-of-life care (~25:04) - What we can learn about health from famous musicians (~30:52) - Advice for someone facing an insurmountable illness right now (~36:54) Referenced in the episode: - Jess's book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver's Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep. - mbg Podcast episode #167, with Jess. - Listen to The Farewell Tour Playlist on Spotify. - The Book of Boundaries: Set the Limits That Will Set You Free, by Melissa Urban. Take 25% off our nootropics with code BRAINCODE. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. 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.
440: How to prevent & reverse cognitive decline | Neurologist Dale Bredesen, M.D.
Oct 3 2022
440: How to prevent & reverse cognitive decline | Neurologist Dale Bredesen, M.D.
Dale Bredesen, M.D.: “Get that heart rate going, and it will pay dividends in the long-run.”  Bredesen, a neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the future of addressing Alzheimer’s disease, plus: - What medical schools get wrong about Alzheimer’s treatment (~00:31) - Dale’s protocol to enhance cognition (~03:39) - How to mitigate risk factors for Alzheimer’s (~06:37) - Why everyone should get a cognoscopy (~09:49) - Top labs to get to assess your cognition (~11:57) - The stages of cognitive decline & when to intervene (~18:41) - How to eat to prevent cognitive decline (~21:48) - The best grocery list for brain health (~26:47) - How to get more bang for your buck with strength training (~32:17) - The brain benefits of saunas (~36:53) - How light exposure impact your brain (~39:07) - How your oral microbiome affects your brain (~41:53) - Will we ever be able to cure Alzheimer’s? (~48:20) Referenced in the episode: - Dale's books, The End of Alzheimer's, The End of Alzheimer's Program, and The First Survivors of Alzheimer's. - Dale's trial in the Journal Of Alzheimer's Disease. - apoe4.info - Learn more about getting a cognoscopy. - A study on exercise & BDNF. - mbg Podcast episode #404, with Maria Shriver & Patrick Schwarzenegger. - Shop KAATSU bands. - A study on saunas & brain health. - A study on vitamin D status & brain health. - Learn more about MyPerioPath. Take 25% off our nootropics with code BRAINCODE. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. 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.
439: The Okinawa miracle diet & how to live to 110 | Bestselling authors Héctor García & Francesc Miralles 
Sep 29 2022
439: The Okinawa miracle diet & how to live to 110 | Bestselling authors Héctor García & Francesc Miralles
Héctor García and Francesc Miralles: “Never retire from what you love to do.” Héctor and Francesc, anthropologists and bestselling authors, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how centenarians live, eat, and move, plus: - What is Ikigai (~01:05) - How people in Okinawa live to 100 (~04:30) - How smiling can help you live longer (~08:08) - Why you should stay physically & mentally active (~10:55) - How to identify your Ikigai (~14:12) - How to find purpose outside of work (~19:43) - The benefits of Morita therapy and logotherapy (~27:45) - How Okinawans eat for longevity (~32:00) - The magic of green tea (~44:54) - Why natural movement is key for well-being (~46:03) - The health benefits of forgiveness (~51:32) - Why retirement may not be the best option (~52:43) Referenced in the episode: - Héctor and Francesc's book, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. - WHO data on life expectancy in Japan. - A study on early retirement and mortality. - A study on green tea and longevity. - mbg Podcast episode #356, #298, #157, and #33, with Dan Buettner. Take 20% off our longevity & vitality collection with code LONGEVITYPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. 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.
438: How a PhD reversed her dairy intolerance & lost 100 pounds | metabolic health expert Alexis Cowan, Ph.D.
Sep 26 2022
438: How a PhD reversed her dairy intolerance & lost 100 pounds | metabolic health expert Alexis Cowan, Ph.D.
Alexis Cowan, Ph.D.: “Ultimately, the best diet is the one that's balanced and not overly restrictive." Alexis, a Princeton-trained metabolic health expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to optimize your gut health and maintain a healthy weight, plus: - Alexis’ personal weight loss journey (~00:31) - The link between gut health & metabolism (~12:33) - How to optimize metabolically healthy gut bacteria (~17:45) - Why you shouldn’t peel your apples (~18:50) - Why people struggle maintaining a healthy weight (~21:53) - How much strength training you need for a healthy metabolism (~27:05) - The role of leaky gut in weight management (~32:22) - How Alexis reversed her dairy intolerance (~36:06) - The best diet for a healthy metabolism (~40:02) - The best sources of plant-based protein (~46:00) - How to drink coffee without messing with your gut (~49:56) - Why you should always drink filtered coffee (~53:29) Referenced in the episode: - A study on Akkermansia muciniphila and longevity. - The Immunity Code, by Joel Greene - A study on 2'-FL and bifidobacteria. - A study on insulin resistance & muscle. - A study on unfiltered coffee & mortality. - Check out Danger Coffee. - Follow Alberto Perlman. Note: This episode briefly mentions eating disorders. If you are struggling with any of the signs and symptoms, you can call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at (800) 931-2237. 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.
437: Blood sugar hacks & how to avoid a metabolic hangover | Lauren Kelley-Chew, M.D.
Sep 22 2022
437: Blood sugar hacks & how to avoid a metabolic hangover | Lauren Kelley-Chew, M.D.
Lauren Kelley-Chew, M.D.: “The same food that you eat in the morning versus the night will have a different glucose response.” Lauren, a physician and Head of Clinical Product at Levels, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss all things blood sugar balance, plus: - The link between blood sugar & anxiety (~00:46) - How to test your insulin levels (~05:18) - How to minimize blood sugar spikes (~10:10) - The best types of exercise to balance blood sugar (~14:49) - Why you should consume vinegar before a meal (~19:30) - The best & worst alternative milks for blood sugar (~22:27) - The best breakfasts for blood sugar balance (~26:25) - How to eat bread without spiking your blood sugar (~29:56) - Why you should eat leftover sweet potatoes (~32:14) - Surprising foods that can spike your blood sugar (~35:19) - Why you can eat more carbs at breakfast (~37:43) - The role of sunlight in metabolic health (~43:35) - How to optimize kids’ blood sugar levels (~46:18) - Who shouldn’t wear a continuous glucose monitor (~51:45) - How long you should actually wear a glucose monitor (~55:03) - The link between social connections & metabolic health (~56:17) - Shocking food pairings that can impact blood sugar (~01:01:13)  Referenced in the episode: - Check out Levels. - Follow Lauren on Instagram. - A study on insulin resistance & depression. - A study on vinegar & metabolic health. - A review on dairy & metabolic health. - A study on natural light & glucose levels. - The Roseto study. - BaseCulture keto bread. - mbg Podcast episode #434, with Amy Sapola, PharmD - mbg Podcast episode #427, with Ben Bikman, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #342, with Casey Means, M.D. Note: This episode briefly mentions eating disorders. If you are struggling with any of the signs and symptoms, you can call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at (800) 931-2237. We’re having our first ever mindbodygreen birthday sale! Save up to 30% off across all our supplements and personal care products when you visit shop.mindbodygreen.com. 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.