The mindbodygreen Podcast

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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. read less

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The mindbodygreen Podcast offers health and well-being advice for listeners to live by. Its holistic philosophy states that to be healthy, people need to tend to every part of life. These elements include mind, body, spirit, and environment. Host Jason Wachob speaks to a different expert in each episode. They offer advice on parenting, nutrition, and even gardening and decor. They discuss any issue that helps their listeners on a journey toward wellness.

Wachob founded mindbodygreen after he suffered a severe injury. The host of the podcast discovered he had a double disc extrusion in 2009, which only surgery could mend. Wachob wasn't quite ready to have his spine cut open. Instead, he searched for answers in the field of functional medicine. With the help of experts, Wachob managed to heal himself. These experts became the first to contribute their knowledge to Wachob's website.

Nowadays, mindbodygreen has over 5,000 expert writers. They report on scientific research in the field of functional medicine. Thanks to a shared method, they provide personal stories of growth and triumph. The podcast is another way for Wachob to spread his knowledge of functional medicine.

In each episode of The mindbodygreen Podcast, Wachob talks to a person he admires. These are pioneers in wellness. They are individuals who make discoveries and advance their respective fields. Longevity specialist Darshan Shah discusses preventing and treating heart disease. Dr. Matt Cook explains the benefits and risks of using Ozempic. There are also tips on strengthening the mind from memory coach Jim Kwik. Other tips from psychiatrist Robert Waldinger help one to achieve true happiness. However, this show is not a substitute for medical advice.

Every piece of advice on The mindbodygreen Podcast seeks to help people live better, more meaningful lives. It focuses as much on health as it does on connection, fulfillment, and purpose. New episodes drop each week.

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Episodes

528: How to have a more resilient brain | Sue Varma, M.D., board-certified psychiatrist 
3d ago
528: How to have a more resilient brain | Sue Varma, M.D., board-certified psychiatrist
“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
527: The ultimate oral health episode | Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist 
1w ago
527: The ultimate oral health episode | Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist
“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
526: Relationship red flags & how to find The One | John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D., the world’s leading relationship experts
Feb 12 2024
526: Relationship red flags & how to find The One | John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D., the world’s leading relationship experts
“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
525: The genetics of longevity & how to live to 122 | William J. Kole, editor and foreign correspondent 
Feb 5 2024
525: The genetics of longevity & how to live to 122 | William J. Kole, editor and foreign correspondent
“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
524: How to heal your emotional wounds | Vienna Pharaon, LMFT, marriage & family therapist
Feb 1 2024
524: How to heal your emotional wounds | Vienna Pharaon, LMFT, marriage & family therapist
“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
523: How to recalibrate your nervous system | Jennifer Taitz, Psy.D., licensed clinical psychologist
Jan 29 2024
523: How to recalibrate your nervous system | Jennifer Taitz, Psy.D., licensed clinical psychologist
“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
522: What we’re still getting wrong about brain foods | Georgia Ede, M.D., nutritional psychiatrist
Jan 22 2024
522: What we’re still getting wrong about brain foods | Georgia Ede, M.D., nutritional psychiatrist
“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
521: Rucking & other tips to boost brain health | Michael Easter, NYT bestselling author
Jan 15 2024
521: Rucking & other tips to boost brain health | Michael Easter, NYT bestselling author
“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
520: Must-have tips to reduce bloat & heal your gut | Functional medicine doctor Mary Pardee, N.D.
Jan 8 2024
520: Must-have tips to reduce bloat & heal your gut | Functional medicine doctor Mary Pardee, N.D.
“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
519: Reducing food cravings & why willpower doesn’t exist | Neuroscientist Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan 4 2024
519: Reducing food cravings & why willpower doesn’t exist | Neuroscientist Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
“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
518: Nutrition tips for skin longevity | Holistic plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D.
Jan 1 2024
518: Nutrition tips for skin longevity | Holistic plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D.
“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
517: Sneaky foods giving you anxiety | Nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, M.D.
Dec 26 2023
517: Sneaky foods giving you anxiety | Nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, M.D.
“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
516: How to become a happier person & find your meaning in life | Social scientist Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.
Dec 18 2023
516: How to become a happier person & find your meaning in life | Social scientist Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.
“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
515: How to supercharge your senses | Polysynesthete Maureen Seaberg
Dec 11 2023
515: How to supercharge your senses | Polysynesthete Maureen Seaberg
“We're at the dawn of a sensory renaissance,” says Maureen Seaberg. Maureen, a polysynesthete and author, joins us to discuss how we may be able to “smell” our way to optimal health, plus: - How to tap into your sensory superpowers (~00:14) - How Maureen discovered her synesthesia (~05:19) - How many people have synesthesia (~07:47) - Can synesthesia be taught? (~09:47) - The power of remote sensing (~13:22) - What sensory superpowers tell us about consciousness (~20:07) - What we know about the smell of fear (~24:14) - How to supercharge your senses (~26:47) - The power of comfort sounds & smells (~30:37) - Maureen’s daily meditation practice (~32:32) - How our modern world weakens our senses (~36:49) - How scent can potentially unlock early disease (~38:43) - Why everyone is a superhuman (~43:26) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Maureen's book, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Astonishing New Science of the Senses - The Gift Of Fear. - EPA report stating we spend 90% of our lives indoors. - Laboratories for Fundamental Research. - mbg Podcast episodes #493 and #350, with Gretchen Rubin. - Sign up for The Long Game.  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
514: What we’re still getting wrong about women’s health | Exercise physiologist Stacy Sims, Ph.D. 
Dec 4 2023
514: What we’re still getting wrong about women’s health | Exercise physiologist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.
“The conversation about Zone 2 is all based on male physiology and male data," says Stacy Sims, Ph.D. Stacy, an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women, discusses what women need to know about today’s buzziest longevity topics, plus: - Women are not small men (~00:12) - Stacy’s dream research study (~01:54) - How your menstrual cycle can inform your workouts (~02:25) - Stacy’s POV on birth control pills (~04:39) - How women should exercise during perimenopause (~09:20) - How women should exercise during menopause (~11:00) - What women need to know about Zone 2 training (~17:21) - How right cold plunge temperature for women (~20:42) - How women should build & maintain lean muscle (~23:52) - Protein needs for women & the best time to consume it (~26:09) - Common vitamin deficiencies for women (~28:06) - What women need to know about time-restricted eating (~30:05) - The most effective weight loss strategy for women (~33:56) - How women are physically superior to men (~40:02) - Supplements that aren’t worth your time (~45:31) 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: - Stacy's website. - Check out Stacy's books. - A study on birth control & emotional regulation. - A study on protein intake & body composition. - A study on female ACL tears. - A study documenting sex differences in the shiver response. - Read Stacy's post on Zone 2 training. - A study on vitamin D & PMS. - mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D. - mbg Podcast episodes #436 and #505, with Gabrielle Lyon, D.O. 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
512: How to reduce anxiety & negative self-talk | Performance psychologist Michael Gervais, Ph.D.
Nov 20 2023
512: How to reduce anxiety & negative self-talk | Performance psychologist Michael Gervais, Ph.D.
“Fear of other people's opinions might be one of the great constrictors for human potential," says Michael Gervais, Ph.D. Michael, one of the world’s top high-performance psychologists, joins us for a master class on reducing anxiety, boosting self confidence, and overcoming FOPO— the fear of other people’s opinions—plus: - What is FOPO & why is it detrimental? (~00:18) - How to know if you suffer from FOPO (~07:55) - When comparison can be a motivator (~09:27) - The recipe for long-lasting happiness (~12:57) - How to actually measure self-worth (~15:12) - How to raise genuinely happy kids (~18:46) - How to build confidence (~25:35) - How to reduce performance anxiety (~29:33) - How to limit negative self-talk (~34:47) - How to stop prioritizing other people’s opinions (~38:41) - The power of the Barry Manilow effect (~43:20) - How to become a better friend (~48:42) - Who Michael wants to work with next (~51:34) - Standout people Michael has worked with (~53:27) - How to invest in your own psychology (~57:12) 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: - Michael's book, The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying about What People Think of You. - "The Good Life" Harvard study. - The Barry Manilow study. - Sign up for The Long Game.  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
510: The secret to lifelong happiness | Bestselling author Morgan Housel
Nov 6 2023
510: The secret to lifelong happiness | Bestselling author Morgan Housel
“What really matters for your happiness is not your circumstances It's the gap between your circumstances and your expectations," says Morgan Housel. Morgan, a bestselling author and former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Motley Fool, joins us to discuss how to optimize your happiness in a world that’s so fragile to chance, plus: - Morgan’s powerful personal story (~00:09) - How to balance uncertainty & control (~09:01) - How Morgan worked though survivor’s guilt (~13:09) - Why happiness depends on expectations (~16:10) - How to realistically measure your happiness (~20:46) - The delicate relationship between money & happiness (~26:26) - How to incentivize people to live healthier (~31:42) - How to find joy in the mundane (~38:41) - How to balance optimism & pessimism (~44:13) - What changes Morgan has made to his own life (~48:05) - What Morgan feels grateful for today (~49:44) Referenced in the episode: - Morgan's book, Same As Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes. - Morgan's previous bestseller, The Psychology Of Money. - Morgan's website. - Start your 30-day free trial with WHOOP. - Sign up for The Long Game.  We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by WHOOP, 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
509: How to prevent seasonal depression | Psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal, M.D. 
Oct 30 2023
509: How to prevent seasonal depression | Psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal, M.D.
"Five percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from full-blown seasonal affective disorder (SAD),” says Norman Rosenthal, M.D.  Norman, a world-renowned psychiatrist, joins us to discuss his must-have tips to combat the winter blues (and prevent them before they even become an issue), plus: - How SAD can happen in the summer (~00:18) - The main drivers of SAD (~03:01) - How SAD affects women vs. men (~07:05) - How the holidays play a role in SAD (~09:04) - The role of anticipation in seasonal depression (~13:53) - How to prepare for the winter blues (~16:32) - How much sunlight do you need to thrive? (~20:26) - How to adapt to daylight savings time (~23:22) - The power of routines for combating SAD (~27:07) - How climate change impacts seasonal depression (~30:37) - How social media & technology pay a role in SAD (~37:13) - The future of SAD research (~39:37) - The best exercises for mental health (~41:34) - Why it’s so important to talk about SAD (~43:06) Trigger warning: This episode includes mentions of suicidal ideation and sexual assault. You’re never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline for confidential support. Referenced in the episode: - 5% of U.S. population suffers from SAD. - Read Norman's Washington Post feature. - Norman's website. - Norman's books. - A study on natural light & circadian rhythm. - mbg Podcast episode #389, with Jennifer Heisz, Ph.D. - Start your 30-day free trial with WHOOP. - Sign up for The Long Game.  We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by WHOOP, 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