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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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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 to know if your drinking water is safe | Erin Brockovich

    How to know if your drinking water is safe | Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich: “Your gut is your second brain, and we oftentimes don't listen to it.”
    Brockovich, an environmental activist, consumer advocate, and legal clerk, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how we can tackle the water crisis, plus:
    - The most common pollutants in drinking water
    - Signs you're dealing with unsafe water
    - Low-lift ways to reduce your water consumption
    - How to actually advocate for yourself & your community
    - What to do if you're feeling overwhelmed by climate news

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Brockovich's book, Superman's Not Coming.
    - Learn more about the film, Last Call At The Oasis.
    - Learn more about the film, Erin Brockovich.
    - Brockovich's newsletter.
    - Read more about the Hannibal, Missouri vote to remove ammonia in drinking water.
    - Brockovich's website.

    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.

    • 42 min
    How does your brain store trauma? | Neurologist Scott Small, M.D.

    How does your brain store trauma? | Neurologist Scott Small, M.D.

    Scott Small, M.D.: “One of the main purposes of sleep is to trim down our memories.”
    Small, a neurologist & Alzheimer's researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how trauma affects your memory, plus:
    - How sleep keeps you from having "too much memory"
    - Why having a “bad memory” can sometimes benefit your mental health
    - How to make sure your brain has a balance of memory and forgetting
    - How fear memories impact your health & how to keep them at bay
    - How meaningful social connections can enhance your memory

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Small's book, Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering.
    - Research from Francis Crick on why sleeping is for forgetting.
    - Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center website.
    - Research on the neurological differences between chimpanzees and bonobos.
    - Small's mbg article on how forgetting can boost creativity.

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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.

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    • 35 min
    Hero foods for anxiety & tricks to build self-esteem | Clinical psychologist Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., CNS

    Hero foods for anxiety & tricks to build self-esteem | Clinical psychologist Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., CNS

    Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., CNS: “From a mental health standpoint, movement is critical—when we're too sedentary, that's a problem.”
    Beurkens, a clinical psychologist and board-certified nutritionist, joins mbg Co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her tips to get through this mental health epidemic, plus:
    - Hero foods for anxiety at every age
    - Why more and more kids are diagnosed with mental health disorders
    - How to build self-esteem & deal with uncertainty
    - How much sleep you actually need for your mental health
    - What to do if your kid is anxious abut going back to school

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Beurkens' website.
    - A study showing 25-50% of people diagnosed with ADHD experience sleep issues.
    - A study showing allergies associated with a higher risk of developing psychiatric conditions.
    - Data & stats about ADHD in school-aged kids.
    - Read Beurkens' parenting articles on mbg.

    Enjoy this episode sponsored by Uprising Food! 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.

    • 48 min
    Is wellness narcissistic? | Rupa Marya, M.D. & Raj Patel, Ph.D.

    Is wellness narcissistic? | Rupa Marya, M.D. & Raj Patel, Ph.D.

    Rupa Marya, M.D. & Raj Patel, Ph.D.: "Our immunity is completely dependent on supporting the other and getting out of the individualistic mindset."
    Marya, an internal medicine physician and activist, and Patel, a political economist and New York Times bestselling author, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better your health by prioritizing the health of others, plus:
    - How to protect the respiratory system 
    - Sneaky triggers for inflammation & what to do
    - How climate change can affect your immune response
    - The link between childhood trauma & telomere length
    - Why we can’t heal our bodies without healing the world 

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Marya & Patel's book, Inflamed.
    - A study showing the link between exposure to wildfire smoke & COVID-19 outcomes.
    - A study on the association between public smoking legislation & a lower risk of hospitalization and death from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
    - A study on the link between stressful events during childhood & shorter telomeres.
    - Deep Medicine Circle.

    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.

    • 51 min
    How to know if your gut issue is something more serious | New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker

    How to know if your gut issue is something more serious | New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker

    Danielle Walker: “Your disease does not have to rule your life.”
    Walker, a New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the signs your gut discomfort is a more severe issue, plus:
    - How to maintain a strict diet & still have fun with food
    - The biggest "watch-outs" to avoid if you're gluten-free
    - Advice for anyone struggling with an autoimmune disease
    - What she wished she knew when she was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis
    - How a specific carbohydrate diet can potentially help your gut

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Walker's book, Food Saved Me.
    - Walker's website, Against All Grain.
    - mbg Podcast episode #125, with Jason Karp.
    - A study stating ~80% of patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases are women.
    - Our explainer on autoimmune disease.

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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.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    • 43 min
    Are electric cars & plant-based meat really the answer? | Acclaimed environmentalist Paul Hawken

    Are electric cars & plant-based meat really the answer? | Acclaimed environmentalist Paul Hawken

    Paul Hawken: "We have to move away from fighting, combating, and tackling—all these long words we're using around climate change—to ones about regeneration."
    Hawken, an acclaimed environmentalist & bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually help solve the climate crisis, plus:
    - What we can learn from the new IPCC Climate Change Report
    - Why we should all live in 15-minute cities
    - How to talk to others about climate change
    - Why plant-based meat does not regenerate the land
    - How falling in love with life can help save the Earth

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Hawken's newest book, Regeneration.
    - Hawken's bestselling book, Drawdown.
    - Hawken's speech at mbg revitalize 2017.
    - New IPCC Climate Change Report.
    - Hawken's mbg article on reversing climate change.

    Our glow from the inside out bundle+ has arrived! This powerhouse duo, cellular beauty+ and beauty & gut collagen+, help reduce the size of wrinkles and fine lines while enhancing your skin’s hydration, elasticity, and smoothness.* Visit mindbodygreen.com/glow to learn more, and use the code BEAUTYPOD at checkout to save 20% off your first month when you subscribe to the bundle.

    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.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    • 52 min

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