The mindbodygreen Podcast
The mindbodygreen Podcast
mindbodygreen
The mindbodygreen podcast features host Jason Wachob, founder & co-CEO of mindbodygreen, engaging in open, honest conversations with the people shaping the world of well-being. Join us to expand your mind.
300: Best & worst wellness trends, low-glycemic foods, and more | Episode #300 AMA with Jason!
Today marks the 300th episode of the mbg podcast! What a journey it’s been since our launch on June 12, 2017. We’ve had an incredible array of guests on the show—including top doctors, researchers, athletes, and actors—and we've discussed some pretty mind-blowing science, helpful tips and tricks, and, of course, the latest trends in well-being. Join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, as he answers all your questions about what it's like to host a podcast, the conversations he's had over the last four years, and the well-being space writ large. Some highlights include: *The wellness trends he thinks are overrated* *Top 3 lessons he's learned while recording the podcast* *What it was like talking to John Legend* *Blood tests and genetic testing recommendations* *How to make sense of conflicting information* Referenced in the episode: - mbg Podcast episode #268, with Matthew McConaughe‪y‬. - mbg Podcast episode #78, with John Legend. - mbg's beauty podcast, Clean Beauty School. - mbg Podcast episode #291, episode #135, episode #108 & episode #44, with Steven Gundry, M.D. - Our probiotic+ supplement. - mbg Podcast episode #255, episode #159, episode #49 & episode #20, with Frank Lipman, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor. - mbg Podcast episode #184, with Gwen Dittmar. - mbg Podcast episode #280, with Tanya Bentley, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #238, with Brian Mackenzie. - Our sleep support+ supplement. - mbg Podcast episode #229 & episode #21, with Kelly LeVeque. - 3x4 Genetics website. - Quest Diagnostics website. - mbg article on what tests to ask for at an annual physical & which are covered by insurance. We at mbg are truly grateful for all of you—for tuning in, for sharing on social media, for your reviews and thoughtful comments, and for the questions you submitted for this very podcast. Enjoy this episode, and here's to another 300! 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.
Apr 16
41 min
299: Huge news that will transform your skin from the inside & out! | Alexandra Engler, mbg Beauty Director
Big news: We’re launching a beauty podcast, hosted by mbg’s own beauty director, Alexandra Engler. We believe the conversation about the intersection of beauty and wellbeing is more important than ever. As Engler says: “Whether it be mental health, your body, skin, any number of things, beauty is real life. Your skin is you. It's important that we talk about it in this way." Engler joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what you can expect from our brand new beauty podcast, Clean Beauty School, plus: *How we define "clean beauty" at mindbodygreen* *How to decode your skin care labels* *How your skin reflects your internal health* *Why you should treat your skin care routine like an elimination diet* *Why perfectionism is never the goal* Referenced in the episode: - Our new Clean Beauty School podcast. - Study showing barrier repair moisturizers reduced pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood. - Ingredients to look out for on labels: Cyclic silicones: Cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) Cyclohexasiloxane (D6) Cyclomethicone Formaldehyde releasers: Bronopol DMDM hydantoin Diazolidinyl urea Imidazolidinyl urea Quaternium-15 PEGs, or polyethylene glycol: Polyethylene glycol Propylene glycol (PG)  Butylene glycol (BG)  *Fine when plant-based Enjoy this episode! 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.
Apr 14
52 min
298: The secrets to a long, healthy life | Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder
Dan Buettner: “If you want to live a long time, you want to think about shaping your surroundings.” Buettner—a longevity expert, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Blue Zones—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the nonnegotiables for a long and healthy life, plus: *How to pack more movement into your everyday* *Why you should keep your shoes by the door* *How to actually find your purpose* *Why kids who live with their grandparents do better in school* *How much coffee you should drink to reap the benefits without feeling jittery* Referenced in the episode: - Blue Zones website. - Buettner's Blue Zones books. - Study showing the link between volunteering and mental well-being. - mbg Podcast episode #157, with Buettner. - mbg Podcast episode #34, with Buettner. - Buettner's TED Talk on how to live to be 100+. - Blue Zones true vitality test. - Blue Zones life challenge. - Buettner's National Geographic article on the world's healthiest foods. Sign up and learn more about the mindbodygreen x Lexus Retreats in Motion here! Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Lexus! 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.
Apr 7
39 min
297: COVID, T-cells & vascular health: What you need to know today | William Li, M.D.
William Li, M.D.: “We can now begin to test people who didn't have access to COVID testing earlier on to see if the photograph of the coronavirus is there, and that nails whether or not you've been infected.” Li, an internationally renowned physician and vascular biologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to really know if you've ever had COVID, plus: *The link between COVID and vascular health* *How to eat your way to better blood flow* *What we know about COVID long-haul symptoms today* *Why T-cell tests may be more accurate than antibody tests* *How to self-assess your circulation & enhance it* Referenced in the episode: - The Angiogenesis Foundation website. - Li's book, Eat To Beat Disease. - Study from Germany showing 70% of people recovered from COVID have evidence for long-term heart damage. - Study showing soy food consumption associated with decreased risk of death in breast cancer survivors. - Small study showing those who were vaccinated had improvement in more long COVID symptoms. - T-cell test designed by Adaptive Biotechnologies, T-detect. - Li's Eat To Beat Disease Course with code mindbodygreen for a discount. Don't forget to submit your questions for our special 300th episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. We want to hear from our smart, curious, passionate listeners: Visit mindbodygreen.com/300 to contribute to this special interview and be entered into a giveaway of one of our MBG classes. Enjoy this episode! 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.
Apr 2
52 min
296: How to make your veggies taste amazing | Dan Barber, award-winning chef
Dan Barber: “You can't get truly jaw-dropping, delicious flavor unless it's from good, biologically active soil."  Barber, an award-winning chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the link between nutrition and flavor, plus: *How to eat local if you don’t have access to farmer’s markets* *How to eat meat sustainably* *Why delicious flavor starts at the soil* *Why regenerative agriculture is not enough* *What we can do to make healthy, organic food more accessible* Referenced in the episode: - Barber's restaurant, Blue Hill Farm. - Barber's seed company, Row 7. - Barber's book, The Third Plate. - Study showing obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure associated with a higher risk of death from COVID-19. Sign up and learn more about the mindbodygreen x Lexus Retreats in Motion here! Enjoy this episode, sponsored by Lexus! 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.
Mar 31
27 min
295: Energy vampires, micro-gestures & how to feed someone’s soul | LaRayia Gaston, founder of Lunch On Me
LaRayia Gaston: "I’m not changing the world as a whole. I'm changing my corner of it.” Gaston—an activist and founder of the nonprofit, Lunch On Me—joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to feed someone's soul & why it's important, plus: *How to move past anger and into love when you're upset* *How to own your own energy & deal with energy vampires* *How you can help homeless individuals with simple micro-gestures* *How small acts of kindness can help restore humanity* *Why you shouldn't underestimate the power of a smile* Referenced in the episode: - Gaston's book, Love Without Reason. - mbg's documentary on fighting homelessness & hunger, featuring Gaston. - Gaston's discussion on homelessness and love at mbg revitalize 2018. - mbg Podcast episode #230, with Gaston. - mbg Podcast episode #98, with Gaston. - Lunch On Me website & how to donate. Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated. It has become a non-negotiable for Jason, as he takes it every single night. To learn more about the supplement he swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. Enjoy this episode! 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.
Mar 26
34 min
294: The new science of dealing with anxiety | Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.: “Some people can benefit from medications, but everybody benefits from understanding how their mind works.” Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss what the new research says about treating anxiety, plus: *How to keep up with the news without sacrificing mental health* *How to help a loved one struggling with anxiety without feeling overwhelmed* *Why you should treat anxiety like a habit* *The link between anxiety and anger & why it matters* *How to tell if you're addicted to being healthy* Referenced in the episode: - Brewer's book, Unwinding Anxiety. - mbg Podcast episode #197, with Brewer. - Study showing 1 in 5 people who had COVID were diagnosed with a mental health disorder. - Brewer's Five Finger Breathing practice. - Brewer's online habit mapper. - Amid our huge mental health epidemic, it's important to know you’re never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling and need support, you can always call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  Don't forget to use the code SLEEP25 for 25% off your first month subscription of mbg's best-selling sleep support+ supplement. Our science-backed formula helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling rejuvenated. It has become a non-negotiable for Jason, as he takes it every single night. To learn more about the supplement he swears by, visit mindbodygreen.com/SLEEP25. Enjoy this episode! 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.
Mar 24
48 min
293: How to feel younger & more energetic | Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen
Mark Sisson: “At the end of the day, all that matters is how do you look, feel, and perform—most importantly how you feel.”  Sisson, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Primal Kitchen, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to feel your best as you age, plus: *How to actually eat intuitively* *Why you should center your workouts around play* *Why you should practice intermittent eating* *How to minimize the adverse effects of alcohol* *Why walking is the most effective form of exercise* Referenced in the episode: - Sisson's book, Two Meals A Day. - Primal Kitchen website. - Sisson's website, Mark's Daily Apple. - Study showing effects of prolonged isolation equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Don't forget to use the code SISSON300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts and over 30 hours of instruction. Not only will you have a solid foundation in all things nutrition, but you'll learn industry skills to brand, market, and expand your own wellness business. To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! 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.
Mar 19
47 min
292: Chronic inflammation & toxic mold | Madiha Saeed, M.D.
Madiha Saeed, M.D.: “If we can lower overall inflammation in the body, we can optimize overall health and wellbeing.” Saeed, an integrative family physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to know if your home is making you sick, plus: *The best pantry staples for managing chronic inflammation* *The link between nature and your gut microbiome* *How to sneak healthy foods into kids' meals* *How to strengthen your gut-immunity connection* *Why you can't jumpstart your health without gratitude* Referenced in the episode: - Saeed's book, The Holistic Rx. - Report showing that 1 in 3 children are exposed to lead toxicity. - The Great Plains Laboratory. - Study showing kids struggling with mental health have poorer health in adulthood. - Study showing that physical exercise can change microbiota composition. - Study showing that chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death worldwide. - Research that identifies over 140,000 species of viruses in the human gut. Don't forget to use the code SAEED300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts. You'll become equipped with necessary skills to become the leader of your own wellness journey—and with over 30 hours of instruction, you can even turn it into a career. To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! 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.
Mar 17
49 min
291: How much fiber should you really be eating? | Steven Gundry, M.D.
Steven Gundry, M.D.: “The microbiome is the number one driver of energy production.” Gundry, a cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how much fiber you really need, plus: *Why postbiotics are the future of functional food & the best sources* *How melatonin can benefit your health, other than sleep* *How exercise snacking can benefit your health* *How to optimize energy into your 70s* *Why you should have a mono meal for breakfast* Referenced in the episode: - Gundry's book, The Energy Paradox. - mbg Podcast episode #135, with Gundry. - mbg Podcast episode #108, with Gundry. - mbg Podcast episode #44, with Gundry. - Alan Levinovitz, Ph.D.'s The Great Gluten Lie. Make sure to use the code GUNDRY300 to receive $300 off of our functional nutrition coaching program, where you'll have access to 19 of the world's top doctors and experts, including Gundry. With over 30 hours of instruction, you'll be ready to take your passion for wellness to the next level and turn it into a career. Learn more about this unparalleled program by visiting mindbodygreen.com/coaching. Enjoy this episode! 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.
Mar 12
53 min
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