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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.

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“Trauma isn’t just what happened to us, but rather it's what we hold inside,” says Peter Levine.  Peter, a psychologist and leading trauma researcher joins us to discuss how to heal trauma through the mind-body connection and how to use your active imagination for emotional growth, as well as:  -How Peter defines trauma (~4:30)  -A breathwork exercise for calming trauma response (~8:28) -His experience with active imagination (~15:30) -The connection between dreams & unconscious mind (~29:00) -His personal experience tapping into undiscovered traumatic experiences (36:40) -Signs you should try somatic experience (~41:00) -How to look out for trauma bonds (~43:00) -Relationship patterns & engrams (~44:01) -Actionable tips to heal past trauma (~46:00) -What about massage? (~49:48) -Can you ever get through trauma completely? (~52:00) Referenced in this episode:  -Follow Peter on Instagram @drpeteralevine -Check out Peter’s new book, An Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey -Visit somaticexperiencing.com to learn more about Peter’s approach to healing trauma -Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20 to get 20% off your first order.  -Visit lumen.me/mindbodygreen to get 15% off your order. 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
“If we’re well-fed and well-trained and well-recovered, we can do so much,” says Alyssa Olenick.  Alyssa, an exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ultra runner, joins us to discuss how women should eat, exercise, and recover to gain lean muscle, plus:  -The exercise differences between men and women (~2:04) -Signs you’re in an energy deficit  (~6:31) -How to assess recovery (~13:52) -The ideal protein & carb intake for women (~21:30) -Creatine benefits for women (~28:46)  -Her favorite carbs for recovery (~34:17) -How women should approach resistance training (~39:55)  -How to know you’re lifting heavy enough (~45:13) -Why you should try to lift to failure on occasion (~47:00) -How to make the most of a 30-minute workout (~52:50)  -Her thoughts on drop sets (~54:45)  -How to know it’s time to switch it up (~57:30) -What to do on your off days to stay active (~1:02:00) -Why you should take the stairs if you can (~01:06:05)  Referenced in the episode:  -Follow Alyssa on Instagram @doclyssfitness & YouTube @doclyssfitness.  -Subscribe to Alyssa’s podcast Messy Middle -New research on creatine for brain health -Research on creatine’s benefits for hydration during the luteal phase -Doc Lyss Fitness -Research on energy deficits and carbohydrate intake in female athletes -Research on short-term benefits of creatine for cognitive function -Visit wildhealth.com/mbg for 20% off your Wild Health Membership.  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
“If something isn’t working, change it,” says John Mackey.  John, the Co-Founder and former CEO of Whole Foods Market, joins us to discuss the art of balancing authenticity and success, his wins and losses as a CEO, and: -Who is John Mackey? (~1:30)  -His thoughts on the Amazon merger (~5:30)  -The high point of his many years as CEO (~8:36)  -The biggest changes in groceries since 1980 (~11:20)  -His thoughts on Sprouts, Erewhon, & Trader Joe’s (~13:30)  -Money-saving tips for shopping at Whole Foods (~23:40) -The problem with fad diets (~26:45)  -His secret sauce to success (~36:08)  -How he keeps an open mind in business and life (~42:10) -Advice for entrepreneurs (~55:30) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off your first order of grass-fed whey protein isolate+.  Referenced in the episode:  -The Whole Story: Adventures in Love, Life, and Capitalism - John’s op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal: “The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare” -Love.life 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
“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) -The most common findings (~12:50) -My personal MRI experience & findings (~15:16) -Pancreatic cancer and why cancer rates are growing (~24:00) -Early biomarkers of dementia (~30:00)  -What about radiation concerns? (~33:30)  -How much does Prenuvo cost? (~34:06) -Why we need more preventative care (~35:58) -Why the current physcial exam is outdated (~37:27) -Why Andrew started Prenuvo (~40:30)  Use discount code MINDBODYGREEN at checkout or visit http://prenuvo.com/MINDBODYGREEN for $300 off your Prenuvo Whole Body scan. Go to shop.mindbodygreen.com/support15 to get 15% off your first order of methylation+. Referenced in the episode:  Prenuvo  Increasing cancer rates amongst young adults How the brain shrinks with age How much money is spent on preventative care in the U.S. 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
“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 actually manifest wealth (~14:40) -James’s inspiring personal story (~16:20) -Hedonic happiness vs. eudaemonic happiness (~23:53) -The James Doty-approved manifestation method (~26:35) -How your surroundings sabotage your manifestations (~31:32) -How to identify your true intentions (~33:41) -How neuroanatomy influences manifestation (~45:45) -A final word of wisdom (~53:00) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com to shop focus+ and use code FOCUSPOD for 20% off your first order. Cannot be combined with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: -Doty’s latest book Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How it Changes Everything -MRI results from longtime meditators -The Harvard Study of Adult Development  -Karen Armstrong’s portfolio of books on religion -​​The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peele 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
“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 you wake up in the middle of the night (~13:38) - How performance anxiety relates to sleep (~17:30) - Jade’s research on CBT, sleep & cardiovascular health (~18:16) - How to nap responsibly (~21:32) - How to define quality of sleep (~26:21) - How air quality impacts your sleep (~32:28) - Time in nature & sleep quality (~37:14) - Jade’s POV on daylight savings (~39:50) - Why we should pay more attention to nightmares (~42:39) - The best types of white noise for sleep (~44:46) - Why sleep regularity is more important than duration (~47:08) Visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25 and use code SLEEP25 to get 25% off sleep support+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Jade's book, Hello Sleep  - SnoreLab - mbg Podcast episode #453, with Aric Prather, Ph.D. - Sign up for Jade's SleepRight study - Follow Jade on Audible - A study on the importance of sleep regularity 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
“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) - Sarah’s POV on anti nutrients (~11:37) - Common nutritional deficiencies people are unaware of (~13:33) - Sarah’s view on fortified & enriched foods (~17:09) - What is the Nutrivore score? (~20:50) - Why coffee earns the highest score (~25:10) - The highest scoring fruits, legumes & seafood (~27:30) - The healthiest meat you can eat (~32:13) - The most nutritious type of milk (~36:54)  - How Sarah ranks grains & sweeteners (~38:44) - Does alcohol have any nutritional value? (~43:11) - What to do with Nutrivore information (~44:22) - Biggest swaps Sarah has made in her own life (~46:00) - How to create a nutrient-dense plate for every meal (~47:13)  - The pros & cons of nutrition information on social media (~49:49) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Sarah's book, Nutrivore - Follow Sarah on Instagram & TikTok - 5 servings of fruit & vegetables per day on mortality risk - Behavior (including diet/lifestyle) accounts for 40 to 50% of health outcomes 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
“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 (~06:36) - How to enhance body composition as you age (~09:25) - Protein needs for women (~14:20) - The link between food & hot flashes (~16:09) - Pros & cons of hormone replacement therapy (~18:43) - How to know if you’re a good candidate for HRT (~25:02) - Best questions to ask your doctor (~27:23) - Why we should have annual midlife wellness visits (~28:28) - The future of menopause care (~31:23) - A drug that can prolong estrogen production (~33:02) - How to measure estrogen swings (~35:10) - How to be your own menopause advocate (~39:35) 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: - Mary Claire's book, The New Menopause - The Galveston Diet - Follow Mary Claire on Instagram - mbg Podcast episode #529, with Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D. - Statins Peter mentions: PCSK9 inhibitors, Ezetimibe, and Bempedoic Acid - WHI study on frailty - A study on estrogen therapy & dementia - menopause.org - Mary Claire's Menopause Empowerment Guide - Tests to ask for at the doctor - Oviva Therapeutics 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
“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 6 principles of “good energy” eating (~16:24) - Why protein is so key in balancing energy (~26:07) - Why muscle mass is so protective (~32:47) - Casey’s go-to breakfast (~34:04) - Casey’s grocery list must-haves (~37:52) - The best blood sugar-balancing hacks (~41:16) - The mind-metabolism connection (~46:53) - Why fear mongering with food makes metabolic health worse (~51:45) Referenced in the episode: - Casey's book, Good Energy - mbg Podcast episode #342, with Casey - A survey showing 80% of people are confused about nutrition - A study on glucose crashes predicting hunger later in the day - Research on the cell danger response - Sign up for Casey's newsletter - Use code MBG to save 20% off your Wild Health membership 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
“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 some science-backed longevity genes? (~15:14) - The hallmarks of aging (~19:54) - How metformin extends longevity (~22:46) - Who is the right candidate for longevity drugs? (~25:03) - The best age to take a longevity drug (~31:55) - Lifestyle interventions for healthy aging (~34:17) - Is fasting actually necessary? (~38:18) - What to know about mTOR (~41:19) - How to test your biological age (~43:10) - What to do in your 20s and 30s for healthy aging (~48:16) - The role of mindset in aging (~53:45) - How repurposing drugs has saved lives (~57:45) - Why women have the aging advantage (~01:03:42) 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: - Nir's book, Age Later - Nir's SuperAger study - The SuperAgers family study - Learn about the antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis of aging - Nir's study on metformin & aging - TAME trial - A study on metformin & COVID outcomes - A study on metformin & muscle hypertrophy - Nir's study on organ aging - A study on metformin & IGF1 - A study on centenarians & IGF1 - Episodes #363, #217 & #170, with David Sinclair, Ph.D. - Episode #207, with David Fajgenbaum, M.D., MBA, M.Sc., FCPP 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
"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) - How to measure joint health (~09:47) - How to assess VO2 max (~11:56) - Common lifestyle activities that harm bone & joint health (~13:43) - The impact of surfaces on bone health over time (~18:23) - How women should strength train as they age (~20:27) - Why Vonda doesn’t prefer weight machines (~23:40) - How Vonda recommends splitting up workouts (~25:43) - Should women do cardio as they age? (~29:19) - The power of exercise “snacks” (~32:36) - Why estrogen is the “elixir of longevity” (~35:02) - Vonda’s nutrition philosophy (~38:21) - The role of mindset in extending healthspan (~41:09) - How Vonda recommends surgery vs. lifestyle methods (~45:31) - The future of orthopedics & recovery (~47:59) - Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power to heal yourself (~50:51) Referenced in the episode: - Vonda's lab in Orlando, FL - Vonda's free Strong & Courageous guide with sample workouts - mbg Podcast episode #514, with Stacy Sims, Ph.D. - Check out Vonda's books 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
"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 superfoods (~05:58) - Tim’s POV on yogurt (~08:07) - How a carnivore diet impacts your microbiome (~10:39) - Why low-fat foods are worse for your gut (~15:06) - How to assess the health of your microbiome (~17:43) - How often should you poop? (~19:43) - The link between gut microbiome & healthy weight (~21:27) - The future of an Ozempic-like probiotic (~24:51) - The most surprising study Tim has worked on (~26:29) - What Tim eats in a day for gut health (~29:58) - How meal timing impacts your gut microbiome (~32:32) - How microbiomes beyond the gut influence health (~36:35) - Where gut health science will be years from now (~39:56) - 3 gut health tips everyone should keep in mind (~43:11) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Tim's book, Food For Life: The New Science Of Eating Well - Check out ZOE - Blue dye study and recipe - A study on obesity & gut health - A study on twins' sugar & fat responses - A study on snack timing - Learn more about ZOE's big IF study - A study on the gut microbiome & melanoma 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
“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) - Other seafood GiGi loves (~13:14) - How to know if you should get an allergy test (~14:51) - Why “farm-raised” is not a dirty word (~25:26) - How to avoid parasites in fish (~31:14) - What GiGi thinks about mercury exposure (~33:25) - GiGi’s second favorite type of seafood (~35:10) - How GiGi orders at restaurants (~37:14) - Her favorite salmon recipe (~39:16) - GiGi’s main goal for salmon lovers (~43:07) - Get to know GiGi’s husband, a PhD, actor & producer (~47:05) Trigger warning: This podcast contains mentions of disordered eating. Referenced in the episode: - GiGi's book, Seduced By Salmon - Follow GiGi on Instagram - GiGi's allergy test photo - Vivoo - Kvarøy Arctic, Blue Circle Foods, MOWI Salmon, and Bakkafrost 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
"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 (~02:25) - How trauma impacts your health (~04:27) - How to know if your health condition has emotional ties (~12:03) - How to identify your body’s trigger points (~16:21) - How stress impacts your inflammatory response (~19:07) - How to correctly follow an elimination diet (~23:39) - What Sara learned from psychedelic-assisted therapy (~27:12) - Why you should know your sensitivity threshold (~30:37) - MDMA versus ketamine-assisted therapy (~35:59) - The future of psychedelics in medicine (~45:29) - Why we shouldn’t put holistic medicine on a pedestal (~49:03) - How to have nuance with lifestyle & pharmaceutical methods (~52:33) - How to measure your ACE score & why it matters (~56:33) 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: - Sara's book, The Autoimmune Cure - mbg Podcast episodes #486 and #340, with Sara  - Kaiser Permanente ACE study - NHANES survey on antinuclear antibodies - mbg Podcast episode #125, with Jason Karp - A 2021 study on MDMA & PTSD - Sara's ACE questionnaire 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
“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 community & connection (~10:50) - Why you should cook at least one meal a day (~14:01) - How to know if your food was cooked with love (~16:26) - Subtle tricks that make a restaurant irresistible (~17:48) - How eating with others enhances longevity (~22:36) - Kimbal’s surprising bloodwork results (~24:41) - The importance of moderation (~29:11) - Kimbal’s favorite recipe when he’s short on time (~31:03) - What people get wrong when cooking eggs (~34:01) - Kimbal’s tricks for cooking vegetables (~36:33) - How to cook the best steak of your life (~38:59) - Kimbal’s important work with VA hospitals (~43:34) - Kimbal’s overall food philosophy (~46:08) - How he manages scrutiny as Elon’s brother (~48:09) - How Kimbal defines success (~49:40) 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: - Kimbal's book, The Kitchen Cookbook - mbg Podcast episode #219, with Kimbal - Check out The Kitchen - Learn more about Big Green and Square Roots 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
“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 at the doctor (~05:33) - How to find a menopause specialist (~08:56) - The markers of Alzheimer’s everyone should be aware of (~14:48) - What we’re getting wrong about the Alzheimer’s gene (~18:07) - Red flags in a doctor you shouldn’t ignore (~21:04) - How to know if you’ll benefit from hormone replacement therapy (~24:10) - The best type of exercise for menopause symptoms (~26:15) - The healthiest way to drink coffee as you age (~28:30) - At what age is it OK to start drinking coffee? (~32:15) - How to set your brain up for success before menopause (~35:42) - Lisa’s POV on intermittent fasting (~41:07) - Cutting-edge research on menopause & the brain (~43:12) - The research study Lisa is most proud of (~47:48) - Advice for women struggling with sleep (~52:32) - The role of mindset in menopause symptoms (~56:37) Referenced in the episode: - Lisa's book, The Menopause Brain - Episode #195, with Lisa - Learn more about Weill Cornell Medicine's Midlife Clinic - The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center in Las Vegas - Episode #404, with Maria Shriver - Lisa's 2021 study on menopause & the brain - Sign up for Lisa's observational study - Lisa's sleep doctor recs: Daniel A. Barone, MD, Ana C. Krieger, MD, and Andrew W. Varga, MD - Research on women's happiness post-menopause 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
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Comments (19)

Megan Cunningham

love mbg podcast but this was one of my favorite episodes! so eye opening

Jan 27th
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Budhakala Rai

Alexandra.. you speak so fast.. just a feedback.. its upto you to chnage it or not... other than that.. everything about this podcast .. PERFECT

Apr 19th
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Geisa Corbitt

So interesting listening to this. I am curious about Dr. Kulldorff's views today, if they still hold true, 5 months later.

Apr 15th
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Ellie Lord

Just fascinating. really important information on the latest research on alzeimers including risk factors, what to look out for and recommendations, and insights into the impact of hormones on brain health and differences between men and women

Jun 26th
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Mike Castbox

Gretta thunburg is clueless her parents are idiots

Feb 23rd
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Mike Castbox

this wasn't even close to the title of the podcast very disappointing, although what they talked about was interesting, it wasn't very detailed or actionable at all,

Dec 10th
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Stefanie Rocheleau

Wow. So much amazing and easy to apply information in one interview. So many take aways! Thank you!

Nov 21st
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Bridget Norton

What a brilliant story of business and marriage - working hard on both while maintaining your values. Thank you for the work you do and for sharing with us.

Aug 5th
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C Mi

Thanks for putting meditation on my level; with two jobs as a single mom, sooooo many new age gurus have recommendations that are unattainable!

Apr 6th
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C Mi

Just bought a 3 pack of Primal Kitchen dressings on Amazon (because you said it's your favorite).

Mar 16th
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C Mi

Smart man. Surprised the manufacturer of Lipitor hasn't slashed his tires!

Mar 10th
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C Mi

I'm almost sick of the overuse on the word "love" from this person.

Mar 3rd
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Caroline Collins

I'm going back to audip

Oct 10th
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Anna Jessica Humble

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Oct 4th
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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Sep 1st
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Stephanie Cary

This was awesome! I love Sweetgreen. I'm so glad I live near one.

Aug 21st
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Tonya Bennert

I call Bull Shit! PepsiCo products really? You just allowed this guy to have a free commercial. They buy small companies diminish the quality of nutrients in the products and industrialize the process. I'm shocked you would see him as a valuable voice in the world of health.

Jul 2nd
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