The mindbodygreen Podcast

The mindbodygreen Podcast

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.

Episodes

May 20, 2024 41 mins
“Our health system is $5 trillion today, and we spend 3.5% of that on preventative healthcare,” says Andrew Lacy.  Andrew, the founder and CEO of whole-body imaging company Prenuvo joins us to discuss early detection of cancer and cognitive decline and explain why preventative health care needs an update, plus: -How Prenuvo is different (~04:08) -What does Prenuvo & what does it test for? (~7:38) -What are the limitations? (~9:46) ...
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“Through repetition, we manifest our intentions,”  says James Doty, M.D. James, a neurosurgeon, compassion researcher, and Stanford professor joins us to discuss the science of manifestation and how to get what you want by fine-tuning your intentions, including:  -The biggest misconceptions about manifestation (~02:18) -How to establish a manifesting baseline (~06:16) -How to manage expectations when manifesting (~10:07) -How to ac...
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“Broad-spectrum light exposure is the strongest and best kept secret for good quality sleep," says Jade Wu, Ph.D. Jade, a board-certified behavioral sleep medicine psychologist, joins us to discuss how to solve every sleep issue, plus: - Jade’s sleep hygiene tips (~00:41) - How to know if you have sleep apnea (~02:20) - How many people actually have insomnia (~07:45) - What to do if you can’t fall asleep (~09:47) - What to do if ...
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“Diet plus lifestyle accounts for 40 to 50% of health outcomes," says Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. Sarah, a medical biophysicist and New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss how to get the most nutritional bang for your buck, plus: - Nutrition myths Sarah used to believe (~00:10) - Are seed oils really that bad for you? (~03:09) - Is linoleum acid unhealthy? (~04:22) - How to eat for cardiovascular health (~09:11) - Sa...
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“Menopause is inevitable, but suffering through it is not," says Mary Claire Haver, M.D. Mary Claire, a board-certified OBGYN and certified menopause practitioner, joins us to discuss everything a woman needs to know during this hormonal transition and beyond, including: - Old vs. new menopause (~00:07) - Signs of peri menopause in 30s, 40s & 50s (~02:04) - Sleep deprivation during menopause (~05:09) - Menopause weight gain (~06:3...
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“Extreme food cravings are a sign from your body that you are giving it mixed messages," says Casey Means, M.D. Casey, a Stanford-trained physician and the co-founder of Levels, joins us to discuss everything you need to know about optimizing your metabolism, including: - Casey’s powerful personal story (~00:14) - Metabolic health markers to have on your radar (~08:34) - Optimal levels Casey likes to see in patients (~14:05) - The...
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“We have to spend time on our health rather than spend time on diseases," says Nir Barzilai, M.D. Nir, a renowned longevity researcher, joins us to discuss pharmaceutical interventions to delay aging, plus: - What are gerotherapeutics? (~00:19) - What you need to know about antagonistic nutrients (~04:25) - Why healthcare costs don’t have to increase as people live longer (~08:55) - SuperAgers vs. Blue Zones (~12:40) - What are s...
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"There is never an age or a skill level where your body will not respond to the positive energy you put into it to become healthier," says Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S. Vonda, a double-board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joins us to discuss the best tips to build muscle, enhance bone density, and support mobility long-term, plus: - How the bones & muscles talk to each other (~00:09) - How to assess your bone & muscle health (~02:27) - H...
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"You can change your gut microbiome within about a week just by altering your diet," says Tim Spector, M.D. Tim, an epidemiologist, gut microbiome expert, and award-winning scientist and author, joins us to discuss his top science-backed nutrition tips, what to avoid for optimal gut health, plus: - What we know about the microbiome today (~00:01) - How to eat for an optimal gut microbiome (~01:11) - Why there’s no such thing as sup...
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“Every single time I eat salmon, I just feel like a million bucks," says GiGi Ashworth. GiGi, an allergen-friendly food personality and cook affectionally known as "The Salmon Queen," joins us to discuss everything you need to know about the omega 3-rich fish, including: - What made GiGi fall in love with salmon? (~00:03) - How GiGi dealt with restrictive eating habits (~05:14) - What she thinks of the carnivore diet (~08:59) - Ot...
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"In my practice, a significant number of people with autoimmune disease have a history of toxic stress and trauma," says Sara Gottfried, M.D. Sara, a Harvard- and MIT-trained integrative medicine doctor and four-time New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss the emotional triggers for autoimmune disease, plus: - How traditional medicine falls short with autoimmune disease (~00:02) - Subtle signs of an autoimmune issue...
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“I consider food a gift we give ourselves three times a day, so let's make it good," says Kimbal Musk. Kimbal, a professional chef, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, joins us to discuss his top cooking tips and how to infuse your food with love, plus:  - How to respect the animals you eat (~00:29) - Why regenerative farming is the future (~05:23) - Why every child should learn to grow food (~07:34) - The role restaurants play in c...
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“Your brain cells stay with you for life. If you damage them, you don't have a second choice," says Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. Lisa, a neuroscientist, certified integrative nutritionist, and holistic healthcare practitioner, joins us to discuss how women at every stage of life can protect their brains, plus: - How menopause affects women’s brains (~00:25) - How to strengthen your brain in your 30s and 40s (~02:15) - Which tests to ask for...
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“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...
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“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:...
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“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” fig...
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“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 (...
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“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) -...
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“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 (~...
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“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 (~0...
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