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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.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 150 Ratings

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.

    How cold therapy can supercharge your health | Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D.

    How cold therapy can supercharge your health | Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D.

    Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D.:  "People who took a cold shower every day had less sick days off of work.”
    Harper, a cold therapy expert and consultant anesthetist at Sussex University Hospitals, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how cold water immersion can help reduce your inflammatory response, plus:
    - How to practice cold therapy at home without spending a dime (~09:17)
    - How to prepare for a cold plunge (~13:28)
    - How long you should spend in a cold shower (~19:20)
    - How cold therapy can reduce anxiety (~22:25)
    - The future of cold therapy research (~33:21)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Harper's book, Chill: The Cold Water Swim Cure.
    - Read more about Doctor Brighton and The Sea Cure.
    - Harper's paper showing that putting people through cold water adaptation programs before surgery could reduce complications.
    - Study showing people who took cold showers called in sick 29% less than the control group.
    - The Official Rules.
    - mbg Podcast episode #392, with Emma Loewe.
    - Harper's study on open water swimming as treatment for depression.
    - Harper's research showing outdoor swimming had short- and long-term reductions in negative mood.
    - Learn more about Chill UK.
    - Watch's BBC's The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs.
    - Anecdotal account how cold water swimming helped one woman's long COVID symptoms.

    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.

    • 42 min
    Keeping secrets can harm your health | Psychologist Michael Slepian, Ph.D.

    Keeping secrets can harm your health | Psychologist Michael Slepian, Ph.D.

    Michael Slepian, Ph.D.: “As isolating as it can feel to have a secret, we all keep secrets and we all keep the same kinds of secrets.”
    Slepian, a psychologist and associate professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how keeping secrets affects your body and brain, plus:
    - The surprising secrets most people keep (~13:32)
    - How to know who you can trust to keep a secret (~16:39)
    - Why our secrets are all universal (~21:00)
    - How secrets have evolved in our culture (~24:36)
    - How to identify a healthy secret (~27:08)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Slepian's book, The Secret Life Of Secrets.
    - Read more about Slepian's research on secret-keeping.
    - Slepian's research on how confiding secrets affects well-being.
    - Take Slepian's survey to learn more about your own secrets.

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    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.

    • 32 min
    Surprising gut health offenders way beyond diet | Father of functional medicine Jeff Bland, Ph.D.

    Surprising gut health offenders way beyond diet | Father of functional medicine Jeff Bland, Ph.D.

    Jeff Bland, Ph.D.: “Our diets can mark our genes.”
    Bland, the father of functional medicine, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the surprising factors that can mess with your gut health, plus:
    - How functional medicine has evolved & where it's headed (~00:45)
    - Why your well-being depends on the well-being of the planet (~11:59)
    - Environmental criteria to look for when shopping for food & clothes (~17:31)
    - How your social behaviors can alter your gut microbiome (~25:37)
    - How to change your genetic destiny (~30:59)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Learn more about Big Bold Health.
    - Follow Big Bold Health on Instagram.
    - A study showing Oura ring can help spot signals associated with COVID.
    - Paul Hawken's Drawdown.
    - mbg Podcast episode #222 and #362, with Bland. 
    - mbg Podcast episode #253, with Patrick Hanaway, M.D.
    - Learn more about Solarea Bio.
    - A study showing how stressful environments can alter the gut microbiome.
    - News story about research for obesity genes.
    - Bland's study, "A Discovery that Reframes the Whole of Global Healthcare in the 21st Century."

    Enjoy this episode sponsored by Cotton! 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.

    • 41 min
    How to start a workout routine you’ll actually stick to | Samia Akbar, fastest known U.S.-born Black female marathoner

    How to start a workout routine you’ll actually stick to | Samia Akbar, fastest known U.S.-born Black female marathoner

    Samia Akbar: “I don't think I even recognized how much running had an effect on my mental health until I stopped running.”
    Akbar, the fastest known U.S.-born Black female marathoner, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to get yourself out of an exercise rut, plus:
    - How running can reduce anxiety (~16:48)
    - Helpful hacks to motivate yourself to get moving (~25:25)
    - Why you should workout a little bit every day (~30:48)
    - What people get wrong about running (~43:28)
    - The all-time best running tips that training programs don’t cover (~51:09)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Learn more about The Stolen Starts.
    - Listen to Frank Lipman, M.D.'s most recent episode on the mbg Podcast.
    - Stay tuned to learn more about New Balance & mbg's training program, Good Mood Miles!

    Enjoy this episode sponsored by New Balance! 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.

    • 57 min
    Common fasting mistakes & how to stay energized | Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen

    Common fasting mistakes & how to stay energized | Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen

    Mark Sisson: “Most people go through their lives very inefficiently burning body fat for fuel.” 
    Sisson, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Primal Kitchen, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make fasting 10x easier, plus:
    - Common pitfalls when starting intermittent fasting (~09:06)
    - How to order at restaurants on a healthy diet (~13:02)
    - How to maintain age-defying energy levels (~18:00)
    - How long you should actually do a cold plunge (~27:48)
    - Why your workouts should always be fun (~31:10)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Sisson's latest book, the Two Meals Day Cookbook.
    - mbg Podcast episode #293 and #29, with Sisson.
    - mbg Podcast episode #365, with Mark Schatzker.
    - Sisson's book, The Keto Reset Diet.
    - Sisson's book, The Primal Blueprint.
    - The Lore Of Running, by Timothy Noakes.
    - Frontier X2 heart monitor.

    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.

    • 50 min
    How to know if you have toxic mold in your home | Functional medicine doctor Ann Shippy, M.D.

    How to know if you have toxic mold in your home | Functional medicine doctor Ann Shippy, M.D.

    Ann Shippy, M.D.: “If you're having any health issue, consider whether you've got a mold exposure.” 
    Shippy, a functional medicine doctor and mold toxicity expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to spot toxic mold in your home, plus:
    - The sneaky hotspots where mold loves to thrive (~07:13)
    - Common mistakes that can cause mold in the bathroom (~12:45)
    - What to do if you’ve been exposed to toxic mold (~28:25)
    - Why you shouldn't use a front-loading washer (~24:57)
    - How to know if your food has mold in it (~36:20)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - ERMI test.
    - Shippy's handout on mold and mycotoxins.
    - IQ Air purifier.
    - Austin Air filter.
    - AirDoctor air filter.
    - Shippy's Liposomal Glutathione.

    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.

    • 40 min

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150 Ratings

Fergus M ,

Realy enjoyed listening.

Kristin Neff PH.D so many things to think about thank you Jason .

Quantum Wizard ,

Great interview

I am a newbie to your show Jason, but already love your interview with Dan Buettner. Real and raw food stories and it is amazing to hear Dan unpack and explain how he is bringing Blue Zone policies to help people to change their health habits and find their purpose. You had such a highly inspirational conversation. I look forward to catching up on more episodes. Thank you

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Great podcast

Love this podcast. So much good information

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