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Robert Waldinger, M.D.: “People who are more concerned about others are happier.” Robert, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Zen practitioner, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to live a life full of purpose, happiness, and health, plus: - Robert’s professional background and research (~00:13) - What makes up a “good” life? (~01:15) - The longest study every done on adult life (~02:01) - What happiness looked like 80 years ago versus today (~03:21) - Why we’re more unhappy than ever (~06:27) - Why strong relationships are crucial for well-being (~07:39) - How happiness changes as you age (~10:03) - The biggest takeaways from the Harvard Study of Adult Development (~11:42) - How casual relationships impact your health (~12:54) - How technology & social media really affects happiness (~14:33) - Why wealth & fame makes some people happy but not others (~17:26) - A meditation practice for genuine happiness (~21:04) - Why loneliness is a huge health issue (~22:33) - How to make genuine connects with others (~23:33) - The role of purpose & community in happiness (~30:16) - The biggest happiness myths (~34:37) - Why not every friendship has to last (~37:02) - The keys to maintaining happiness from generation to generation (~39:21) - The future of happiness research (~43:11) - How to start a social fitness routine (~45:32) Referenced in the episode: - Robert's book, The Good Life. - The Harvard Study of Adult Development. - Watch Robert's TED Talk. - Huberman Lab Podcast episode on happiness. - A survey revealing 1 in 4 Gen Z-ers plan to become influencers. - Bowling Alone, by Robert Putnam. - Read more about Erik Erikson's theory of generativity. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by NerdWallet, 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.
Elissa Epel, Ph.D.: “Ritual is the foundation of relaxation.” Elissa, an internationally renowned health psychologist and stress researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss science-backed, actionable tips to reduce your mental burden, plus: - Elissa’s background & work at UCSF (~00:31) - The link between telomeres & longevity (~02:27) - How to increase telomere length (~05:42) - The best type of exercise for longevity (~09:22) - How hot & cold therapy can ease anxiety (~11:16) - The best diet for longevity & mental health (~14:31) - The connection between resistance training & healthy aging (~19:23) - How sleep plays a role in telomere length (~23:03) - How to measure your telomeres (~25:45) - How telomere length gets passed down by generation (~29:44) - Why you become more emotionally resilient as you age (~35:01) - How to “think” yourself younger (~36:34) - Why you should reframe how you think about stress (~41:00) - How to let go of control & manage stress (~42:28) - How to increase your resilience muscles (~43:25) - How prioritizing your time can reduce stress (~52:45) - How rituals can help you relax (~55:39) - Elissa’s daily stress-busting routine (~01:01:14) - The future of longevity & the mind-body connection (~01:03:01) - One thing you can do today to better manage stress (~01:06:45) Referenced in the episode: - Elissa's book, The Stress Prescription. - Elissa's previous book, The Telomere Effect. - A study on aerobic exercise & reduced stress in caregivers. - A study on omega-3's & telomere length. - A study on body temperature & depression. - Research on sauna bathing health benefits. - Elissa's study on soda & telomeres. - A study on sleep & telomere length. - A study on passing on telomere length. - A study on mindfulness training & moms. - A study on self-silencing & mortality. - mbg Podcast episode #389, with Jennifer Heisz, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #453, with Aric Prather, Ph.D. - Aric's book, The Sleep Prescription. - mbg Podcast episode #459, with Gabor Maté, M.D. - mbg Podcast episode #397, with Becca Levy, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episodes #411, #293, and #29, with Mark Sisson. - Learn more about the John W. Brick Foundation. - Learn more about telomere testing. - Check out mbg's sleep support+. - Sign up for The Long Game. Take 20% off metabolism+ with code BOOST20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Don Layman, Ph.D.: “All proteins aren't equal.” Don, a protein and amino acid requirements researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to determine your individual protein needs, plus: - Why protein is such an emotional topic (~02:00) - Why muscle mass is so critical as you age (~04:35) - How to know if you have healthy muscle mass (~07:32) - How much protein you need to build & maintain muscle mass (~09:37) - How the RDA for protein was actually established (~13:41) - How protein needs differ depending on height, weight & muscle mass (~21:02) - Why you should prioritize protein at breakfast (~24:58) - How to meet your protein goals while intermittent fasting (~29:00) - Is there such a thing as too much protein (~31:50) - Why not all protein is created equal (~35:45) - What to look for in a protein powder (~37:22) - When to consume protein after a workout (~42:24) - Can fake meat help you fill your protein gap? (~50:21) - How resistance exercise lowers your protein need (~52:36) - The role of mTOR and protein intake (~56:52) - What makes nutrition science so confusing (~01:02:56) - How to properly read a research study (~01:06:50) - Why saturated fat isn’t always bad. (~01:11:07) - How Don defines a healthy diet (~01:15:24) - How much protein kids actually need (~01:18:12) - How protein can help with weight management (~01:24:26) - How a healthy gut microbiome changes your protein needs (~01:25:08) Referenced in the episode: - Research that 1 out of 4 people will fall over age 65. - Don's study on redistributing protein. - Read our 2023 Wellness Trend on higher protein diets. - Check out Don's protein powder. - Check out Don's research publications. - Research from Ron Krauss on saturated fats. - Research on leucine & skeletal muscle. - Human weight loss study on protein & exercise. - A study on gut microbiome health & protein needs. - mbg Podcast episode #47, with Valter Longo, Ph.D. Take 20% off chocolate beauty & gut collagen+ with code CHOCOPOD Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Tara Swart Bieber, M.D., Ph.D.: “Take small steps towards the things that you want.”  Tara, a neuroscientist, former medical doctor, and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually change your brain chemistry to achieve what you want this year, plus: - Tara’s background and professional work (~00:31) - How tara started writing about the law of attraction (~01:59) - The science of visualization & manifestation (~04:27) - A 4-step process to manifest your goals (~09:44) - Why an abundance mindset is critical for manifesting (~14:52) - Why you can’t manifest without taking action (~22:21) - How to know when to let go of a goal (~25:51) - How to strengthen your manifesting muscles (~27:47) - How to interact with the universe (~32:06) - How your relationships can help & harm your goals (~34:08) - How your hormones affect the law of attraction (~36:21) - Why you should manifest smaller goals this year (~38:45) - How purpose impacts your goals (~42:52) - How to know if you’re good at manifesting (~49:55) - How sleep posture affects your brain health (~51:41) - How to manifest a good night’s sleep (~53:18) - How to change your brain & reinvent your life (~56:59) Referenced in the episode: - Tara's book, The Source. - Check out Tara's wind down routine on mbg. - The best sleep position for brain health. - Tara's IG Reel on sleep posture. - Tara's podcast, Reinvent Yourself with Dr. Tara. - mbg Podcast episode #457, with Courtney Peterson, Ph.D. - Read more about the Tetris effect. - Check out the song Tara co-wrote, "Carry On." Take 20% off focus+ with code FOCUSPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Vivian Chen, M.D.: “The body needs you to nourish it in order to detox effectively.” Vivian, an internal medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why "detoxing" deserves a rebrand, little ways to detox every single day, plus: - Vivian’s professional background & journey to medicine (~00:17) - Biggest toxins to avoid at all costs (~09:21) - Easy tweaks to avoid toxins in your home (~10:32) - What detoxing actually means (~14:40) - How to support your natural detoxification processes every day (~19:18) - The role of mitochondrial health in detox (~23:03) - The best foods for mitochondrial health (~26:52) - How red light therapy can enhance your health (~29:13) - How to practice red light therapy at home (~34:24) - Cutting-edge science that will transform your health (~40:20) - How to practice hot and cold therapy without a sauna (~46:54) - How to make sure you sweat out heavy metals (~49:59) - How to know if your detox pathways are blocked (~55:26) Referenced in the episode: - Follow Vivian on Instagram. - Check out LUMEBOX. - Listen to Clean Beauty School. - Take Vivian's "Are your detox pathways blocked?" quiz. - A study on weight loss & increased levels of pesticides. - A study on red light therapy & skin aging. - A study on red light therapy & acne. - Read more about the benefits of red light therapy. - A study on saunas & brain health. - Shop mbg's daily detox+. - mbg Podcast episode #99, with Wim Hof. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by Nerdwallet, 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.
Anastacia Marx de Salcedo: “Let exercise be thy medicine.” Anastacia, a nonfiction writer and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how regular exercise has the ability to transform your health, even if you subscribe to a not-so-balanced eating plan. For the record, we still believe that health begins on one’s plate—but exercise may be way more important than we thought. In this episode, they cover: - Anastacia’s personal health journey (~00:58) - Anastacia’s personal nutrition philosophy (~06:14) - The military’s influence around food shelf-life (~08:43) - Why exercise is the ultimate elixir for health (~13:20) - The most reasonably healthy processed foods (~20:00) - Why nutrition science is not as concrete as we thought (~22:58) - Why we shouldn’t overlook exercise for overall well-being (~34:10) - How exercise benefits every function of the body (~39:02) - The ultimate exercise diet (~43:05) - What we can learn from studies on cats & bats (~45:25) - Why traditional doctors don’t talk enough about exercise & nutrition (~56:49) - How Anastacia ranks exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle habits (~01:04:08) - How Anastacia uses running as a tool for self-care (~01:09:30) - Anastacia’s biggest wellness pet peeve (~01:12:01) - How exercise has helped Anastacia’s MS journey (~01:14:09) - How to exercise your way out of a subpar diet (~01:16:54) - Sex differences on the impact of physical activity (~01:20:00)  Referenced in the episode: - Anastacia's book, Eat Like a Pig, Run Like a Horse. - Anastacia's previous book, Combat-Ready Kitchen. - Check out Anastacia's website. - Read more about Ancel Keys & the link between diet & heart disease. - Glenn Gaesser's BMI study. - Learn more about The Jackson Laboratory. - A study on fitness level & COVID outcomes. - The Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC). - mbg Podcast episode #192 with Terry Wahls, M.D. Take 20% off our holiday collection with code HOLIDAY20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Bryce Appelbaum, O.D., FCOVD: “Vision problems are brain problems.” Bryce, a board-certified optometrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually strengthen and protect your vision (way beyond blue light blockers), plus: - Bryce’s background in vision therapy (~00:28) - How vision impacts physical performance (~04:54) - The difference between vision & eyesight (~07:06) - The link between vision health & ADHD diagnoses (~11:28) - Why you should engage in vision breaks (~17:22) - How to protect your vision during the workday (~20:59) - How to use lighting & posture to enhance your vision (~25:09) - How to implement the 20-20-20 rule into your every day (~29:13) - Sneaky signs you may have an eyesight issue (~35:44) - Why some people aren’t the best at eye contact (~40:58) - Vision exercises for reducing anxiety (~45:08) - How often you should perform vision exercises (~51:22) - The relationship between fitness, nutrition & vision health (~55:10) - How to activate your vestibular system & overcome motion sickness (~01:00:29) - How much natural light you need for optimal vision health (~01:03:41) - The role of vision therapy in concussion recovery (~01:06:53) - One thing you should do every day for better vision (~01:09:38) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Bryce's website. - Follow Bryce on Instagram. - A study on screen usage & reduced blink rate. - Check out Bryce's vision training program. - Check out Bryce's Concussion Clear program. - Visit VisionHelp, an advocacy group to raise awareness about treatable vision problems. - Shop mbg's eye health+. Take 20% off our holiday collection with code HOLIDAY20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Julie Gottman, Ph.D. & John Gottman, Ph.D.: “Touch is as essential to our well-being as food, water, and exercise.”  The Gottmans, renowned psychologists, co-founders of the Gottman Institute, and the world’s leading experts in the study of relationships, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss little things you can do to secure a long-term relationship, plus: - New challenges many couples face (~01:08) - The power of touch for overall well-being (~03:18) - Little things to do on a daily basis to connect with your partner (~06:38) - Why compliments are crucial for successful relationships (~12:09) - How family trauma impacts your ability to find love (~18:58) - The most common mistakes people make in relationships (~24:11) - Essential ingredients for long-lasting relationships (~27:22) - The importance of weekly date nights (~29:22) - How to have meaningful conversations with your partner (~31:17) - How to have a discussion about your sex life (~35:28) - What role sex actually plays in a relationship (~38:09) - Why some people have affairs (~43:41) - What you can do today to ensure everlasting love (~46:34) Referenced in the episode: - The Gottmans' book, The Love Prescription. - Check out the Gottman Institute. - mbg Podcast episode #320, with the Gottmans. - Harry Harlow monkey study. - The Gottmans' study on newlyweds and bids for connection. - Check out Robert Levinson's research. - A study showing couples underestimate positive experiences 50% of the time. - Check out the Gottmans' Open-Ended Card Decks. - The Normal Bar. - Not "Just Friends". Take 20% off our holiday collection with code HOLIDAY20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Dan Buettner: “People who have at least 3 friends they can count on on a bad day live about 8 years longer than people who are completely isolated.” Dan, a longevity expert, National Geographic fellow, and founder of the Blue Zones, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss joy, social connection, and underrated longevity foods, plus: - Dan’s Blue Zones work in the past year (~00:47) - Dan’s journey to find “lost” foods (~02:46) - Why processed food is often cheaper to make (~06:02) - How individuals can help change the food system (~11:29) - The role of joy & social connection in longevity (~16:40) - The richest food cultures in America (~22:38) - Nutrient-dense “superfoods” for longevity (~27:58) - How much meat you should eat per week (~33:07) - Healthy foods that have been largely ignored in America (~37:30) - Why we should prioritize the alternative standard American diet (~40:31) Referenced in the episode: - Dan's newest book, The Blue Zones American Kitchen. - Dan's previous book, The Blue Zones Challenge. - Follow Dan on Instagram. - mbg Podcast episodes #356, #298, #157, and #33, with Dan. - mbg Podcast episode #365, with Mark Schatzker. - mbg Podcast episodes #411, #293, and #29, with Mark Sisson. - The Roseto study. - The Adventist health study. - Vital Farms eggs. Take 20% off our holiday collection with code HOLIDAY20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Gabor Maté, M.D.: “95% of trauma is multi-generational. You unwittingly pass it on.”  Gabor, a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally renowned speaker, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how buried trauma can harm your health, plus: - Gabor’s upbringing & his professional work around trauma (~00:42) - What trauma really means (~05:07) - Gabor’s personal experience with trauma (~10:18) - How trauma gets passed down from one generation to the next (~12:47) - How your personal trauma can affect your physical health (~17:20) - The relationship between stress and illness (~20:51) - How to start resolving your trauma (~27:53) - Why so many people have a hard time saying “no” (~31:39) - The real reason children start resenting their parents (~34:10) - Why you don’t actually have to socialize kids (~39:19) - How our culture makes us sick (~44:00) - What’s unique about our cultural trauma today (~47:04) - What we can do about a lack of social connection (~48:40) - Why we attract others with similar traumas (~52:09) Trigger warning: This podcast includes mentions of suicidal ideation. You're never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  Referenced in the episode: - Gabor's latest book, The Myth Of Normal. - Gabor's previous bestsellers, Hold On To Your Kids, When The Body Says No, In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, and Scattered Minds. - A study on childhood trauma & adult illnesses. - A study on self-silencing during conflict & mortality. - The Roseto study. - A study on loneliness & mortality. - Read more about Jean-Martin Charcot. 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.
Robynne Chutkan, M.D.: “If we're not moving, neither are our bowels.”  Robynne, an integrative gastroenterologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss daily habits for better gut health, plus: - Robynne’s research on the gut microbiome (~00:33) - Robynne’s background as a gastroenterologist (~02:36) - How the science on the microbiome has evolved (~06:22) - How to know if your gut microbiome is healthy (~09:35) - How diet affects your gut microbiome (~11:49) - What makes ultra-processed foods so problematic (~16:32) - The best foods for gut health (~22:01) - The potential dangers of proton pump inhibitors (~26:26) - How antibiotics affect your gut & how to know (~32:08) - What to do if your kid gets frequent ear infections (~37:28) - Germ theory versus terrain theory (~43:27) - The connection between obesity & prolonged viral shedding (~52:18) - How spending time outdoors can support recovery (~56:11) - Robynne’s non-negotiable habits for optimal gut health (~01:00:05) Referenced in the episode: - Robynne's books: The Anti-Viral Gut, Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure. - Watch Robynne's discussion at mbg revitalize 2015. - A study on how the gut microbiome affects COVID outcomes. - A study on how COVID affects the gut microbiome. - A study on the benefits of eating 30 different plants per week. - A study on PPI's and the gut. - A study on PPI's and COVID. - Nurse's Health Study. - A study on maternal diet & infant RSV. - A study on obesity & prolonged viral shedding. - Read about the open air factor & the Spanish flu. - Check out Robynne's free Anti-Viral Gut Master Class. - mbg Podcast episode #57 and #50, with Rich Roll. - mbg Podcast episode #411, #293, and #29, with Mark Sisson. - mbg Podcast episode #311, #228, #203, and #43, with Light Watkins. - The Dirt Cure, by Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D. Take 25% off probiotic+ with code PROBIOTICPOD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Courtney Peterson, Ph.D.: “Your blood sugar control is best in the mid to late morning.” Courtney, a nutrition scientist and internationally recognized researcher in the field of intermittent fasting, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss meal timing for your metabolism, plus: - Courtney’s background as a nutrition scientist (~00:16) - The benefits of a time-restricted eating window (~05:20) - The best eating window for longevity (~08:47) - Why you shouldn’t skip breakfast (~10:19) - The connection between time-restricted eating & better sleep (~19:14) - How many meals you should eat in a day (~26:14) - How much protein, carbs, and fat you should eat in a day (~27:16) - How to practice time-restricted eating without losing muscle mass (~28:34) - How many days a week you should fast to see benefits (~30:51) - Courtney’s personal time-restricted eating window (~34:02) - How daylight savings affects our circadian rhythms (~35:13) - How to practice time-restricted eating if you work a night shift (~38:06) - Why time-restricted eating works better than fad diets (~41:45) - The benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet (~43:58) - How much protein you need for muscle mass & longevity (~47:10) - Why time-restricted eating works better than longer fasts (~49:40) - The future of intermittent fasting (~51:52) Referenced in the episode: - Learn more about Courtney and her research. - Eric Ravussin's study on calorie restriction. - A 2012 study on time-restricted eating. - A study on eating lunch earlier vs. later. - Courtney's study on time-restricted eating in men with prediabetes. - Kevin Hall's processed food study. - A study on exercising before breakfast. - A study on time-restricted eating and night shift work. - A study on a fasting-mimicking diet and cancer. Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Daniel Lieberman, M.D.: “We've gotten so good at the future that we've lost our ability to be happy and fulfilled in the present.” Daniel, a psychiatrist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your dopamine, plus: - The relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~01:36) - Why you can’t control your unconscious mind (~04:19) - How the research of unconsciousness has evolved (~06:26) - How to have a productive relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~08:30) - What fairy tales & myths can tell us about the unconscious mind (~10:55) - How to find the rationality in mysticism (~13:59) - How to interpret a tarot card reading (~16:33) - The power of gut feelings (~18:27) - The link between anxiety & unconsciousness (~20:49) - How dopamine affects your brain (~25:28) - Why we’re so terrible at managing dopamine (~27:47) - How instant vs. delayed gratification affects your dopamine circuits (~31:48) - How porn can be destructive (~34:12) - The keys for a long, successful relationship (~37:21) - The psychology of a midlife crisis (~42:10) - How to manage dopamine more productively (~45:35) - The difference between donating time and money (~47:49) - How to create a more meaningful life (~51:47) Referenced in the episode: - Daniel's newest book, Spellbound. - Daniel's previous bestseller, The Molecule Of More. - Research on how the unconscious mind processes information. - A study on volunteering time vs. money. - Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.  Take 25% off vitamin D3 potency+ with code D3POD. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Kat Toups, M.D.: “Retirement is actually considered a risk factor for dementia.”  Kat, a functional medicine psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her daily tips to prevent cognitive decline, plus: - Kat’s personal brain health journey (~00:15) - Why dementia is not a death sentence (~05:43) - Reasons why dementia happens (~08:37) - The link between oral health & Alzheimer’s (~14:03) - The optimal diet to prevent cognitive decline (~20:03) - Why the medical community has resisted lifestyle interventions (~25:23) - How to meditate & exercise to prevent dementia (~27:11) - How the amyloid hypothesis leads us astray (~34:27) - How dancing can reduce cognitive decline (~37:22 ) - How to train your brain & stay sharp as you age (~38:34) - Kat’s top daily tips to prevent cognitive decline (~39:44) - The link between hearing loss & dementia (~43:47) - How hormone therapy can enhance your brain health (~49:07) - How to detox your brain from heavy metals (~51:48) - How to test your toxins (~57:12) Referenced in the episode: - Find Kat's e-book on dementiademystified.com. - A study on oral health & dementia. - MyPerioPath. - Kat's dementia study in which 84% of patients got better. - mbg Podcast episode #440, with Dale Bredesen, M.D. - A study on going keto & mental health. - HeartMath. - A study on tango dancing & dementia. - Luminosity & BrainHQ. - Read the amyloid study & how it may be falsified. - A Stanford study on hormone therapy & dementia. - A study on saunas & brain health. Take 30% off all supplements and personal care products with code MBG30, and score a free vitamin C potency+ on orders over $150. Apply code at checkout.  We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D.: “The science behind touch is unfortunately often neglected in modern society, especially the Western world.”  Dave, a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the health benefits of touch, plus: - How chronic stress impacts your health (~00:50) - What causes someone to flourish or falter under stress (~03:46) - How to make sure kids have enough healthy stress (~08:29) - The difference between good & bad stress (~12:41) - How to become better at handling stress (~16:21) - The link between heart rate variability & stress (~23:35) - How to fall asleep even when you’re stressed (~30:07) - The science behind touch & mental health (~35:26) - The power of casual, everyday connections (~38:46) - How soothing touch can benefit your brain (~41:53) - How to use Apollo Neuro to ease your mind (~48:01) - The best wellness tracker for kids (~54:38) - The do’s & don’ts of using psychedelics for mental health (~57:21) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Apollo Neuro. - Visit Dave's website. - Check out Eric Kandel's research. - A study on PTSD treatment. - A study on Apollo and sleep. - A study showing Apollo can increase HRV and cognitive performance. - A study showing Apollo can provide an easier access to meditation.  - A study on depression and serotonin. We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by Apollo Neuro, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Aric Prather, Ph.D.: “When people have extended periods of sleep loss, or even just one night, we see robust changes in their cognition.”  Aric, a licensed clinical psychologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have the best sleep of your life, plus: - How Aric uses cognitive behavioral therapy for poor sleep (~00:38) - How poor sleep affects your health (~02:06) - The power of natural light for your circadian rhythm (~06:30) - What Aric thinks about permanent daylight savings (~11:04) - How to optimize your circadian rhythm (~13:09) - How to know if you need a light box (~18:57) - How to prevent jet lag while traveling (~24:19) - The issue with melatonin supplements (~32:43) - How to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep (~35:05) - Aric’s sleep basics checklist (~37:32) - How to shut off your mind before bed (~41:30) - Why you should create a sleep sanctuary (~47:04) - How to fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night (~49:40) - How laying in bed can be productive (~56:08) - The biggest misconceptions about sleep (~58:00) - Exciting developments in the science of sleep (~1:00:38) - The benefits of sticking your head in the freezer (~1:04:07) Referenced in the episode: - Aric's book, The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest. - A study on short sleep duration & dementia risk. - A study on the glymphatic system. - A study on meditation changing brainwaves. - A study on familial short sleepers. - mbg Podcast episodes #290, #204, and #90, with Drew Ramsey, M.D. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Michael Twyman, M.D.: “Walking at sunrise is one of the best things you can do.” Michael, a board-certified cardiologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss his underrated tips to prevent heart disease, plus: - What tests you should ask for to assess cardiovascular health (~00:27) - How frequently you should get a calcium score (~03:49) - Annual labs you should get at the doctor (~05:09) - Successful lifestyle interventions to prevent heart disease (~10:14) - The link between sleep and cardiovascular health (~12:41) - What your resting heart rate can tell you about cardiovascular health (~14:38) - The best exercises to prevent heart disease (~19:11) - Michael’s diet philosophy for heart health (~25:31) - How to get enough protein on a plant-based diet (~29:07) - The importance of natural light for heart health (~31:54) - What to do if you have to wake up before sunrise (~35:27) - The best blue-blocking devices and softwares (~36:34) - What to do if you have to stare at a screen all day (~37:59) - Why we don’t talk enough about light in health conversations (~40:47) - The benefits of red light therapy (~43:53) - Why you shouldn’t always wear sunglasses (~46:53) - How much sun is too much (~49:28) - How to tell if your mitochondria are healthy (52:49) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Michael's website. - Apollo Neuro. - HeartMath. - Boston Heart cholesterol balance test. - f.lux and Iris Tech. - Check out Doug Wallace's research. Take 25% off our nootropics with code BRAINCODE. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Chris Palmer, M.D.: “More people are unable to go to work or school because of a mental disorder than any other medical condition.” Chris, a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the metabolic approach to mental health, plus: - The revolutionary breakthrough in brain health (~00:45) - How to get to the root of mental illness (~02:06) - What causes various mental health issues (~06:04) - How to know if medication or talk therapy will work for you (~10:59) - The connection between metabolism & mental health (~16:36) - How to enhance your mitochondrial health (~24:41) - How to know if your mitochondria are functioning properly (~28:08) - How to know if your mental health issue comes from poor metabolism (~31:44) - How going keto can support mental health (~36:49) - How to start a fasting mimicking diet for brain health (~42:15) - The ultimate food list for metabolic & mental health (~48:33) - The foods you should avoid to reduce anxiety (~51:21) - How much exercise you need if you’re concerned about mental health (~54:42) - Why Chris believes we can heal mental illness (~1:00:14) Referenced in the episode: - Chris's book, Brain Energy. - Check out Chris's website.  - A study on treatment-resistant depression. - A study showing 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy. - A study showing how metformin and exercise therapies can affect each other. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.: “It’s not about how much time you have. It's really how you spend that time.” Cassie, a social psychologist and award-winning happiness researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your time, plus: - The relationship between time & happiness (~01:09) - How to find your sweet spot with quality time (~08:54)  - How to reframe unenjoyable parts of your day (~15:22) - How exercise makes you happier (~22:05) - When exercise can start to have diminishing returns on mood (~26:31) - How helping others makes you feel like you have more time (~30:23) - How to make the most out of ordinary experiences (~31:16) - How to stop waiting for weekends (~38:48) - How distractions derail your happiness (~42:40) - Why more time isn’t necessarily better (~45:23) - How to make mundane events feel extraordinary (~49:10) - How to identify your purpose (~55:24) Referenced in the episode: - Cassie's book, Happier Hour. - Find Cassie's time tracking worksheet. - Katy Milkman, Ph.D.'s research on bundling. - A study showing those spending time outside felt happier. - A study showing helping another person makes feel like you have more time. - A study showing we are distracted about 50% of the time. - A study showing having phones on the table leads to unhappiness. - Cassie's research on happiness from extraordinary vs. ordinary experiences. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
Don Saladino: “Think of resistance training as body armor. It's protection.”  Don, a fitness coach and entrepreneur, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to put on lean muscle mass, plus: - How Don became the go-to fitness coach for athletes & celebrities (~00:41) - How to exercise to build muscle mass (~08:28) - Why resistance training is crucial as you age (~13:55) - How much cardio you actually need (~16:19) - The best days to workout (~18:44) - The biggest misconception in fitness (~20:20) - How to practice strength training with zero equipment (~26:21) - A real-time workout plan from Don (~30:43) - How to actually do push-ups correctly (~32:42) - Why simple exercises are often the most effective (~35:26) - Why consistency is more important than intensity (~38:35) - How much protein you should eat in a day (~44:05) - How much protein you need post-workout (~49:19) - Don’s top sources of animal- and plant-based protein (~50:40) Referenced in the episode: - Don's website. - Check out Don's 30-Minute Express Program. - Read Don's cover story for Muscle & Fitness. - Check out Don's golf fitness workouts. - mbg's Complete Guide To Yoga class, with Tara Stiles. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.
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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