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It’s easy to forget that we are part of nature. But, we are living, breathing organisms. We are walking biomes.

This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the science of YOU by traversing the boundary between our bodies and the world around us.

Discover why we feel refreshed after visiting the ocean, how our gut helps us maintain homeostasis, and the evolutionary root of bad dreams.

Listen each week as Dr. Gupta helps listeners uncover what mindful, healthy living really means.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 6.7K Ratings

It’s easy to forget that we are part of nature. But, we are living, breathing organisms. We are walking biomes.

This season, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the science of YOU by traversing the boundary between our bodies and the world around us.

Discover why we feel refreshed after visiting the ocean, how our gut helps us maintain homeostasis, and the evolutionary root of bad dreams.

Listen each week as Dr. Gupta helps listeners uncover what mindful, healthy living really means.

    The Healing Power of Poop

    The Healing Power of Poop

    We’re not alone inside our skin. Instead, we’re accompanied by billions of microorganisms. Not only that, when it comes to our health, they’re in charge. Meet your microbiome. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the mysteries of this new world within us with microbiologist Brett Finlay. Plus, we meet documentary filmmaker Saffron Cassady who lives with a debilitating chronic condition and took matters into her own hands by doing at-home DIY fecal transplants.

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    • 30 min
    Practicing Gratitude Pays Off

    Practicing Gratitude Pays Off

    It turns out a simple “thank you” really can go a long way. In fact, giving thanks doesn’t just make others feel good – it can also boost your own mental and physical well-being. On today’s show, we’ll hear how gratitude helped one woman navigate a life-changing medical diagnosis. Plus, how you can implement a gratitude practice into your daily life.

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    • 29 min
    Bursting the Bath Time Bubble

    Bursting the Bath Time Bubble

    There’s been a lot of debate about how often we need to bathe — and the answer might be less than you think. It turns out we have a complicated history with washing dating back to the baths of Ancient Rome. In this brand new episode of Margins of Error, CNN's senior data reporter Harry Enten goes straight to the experts to decode the hygienic necessity of bathing versus our societal norms. Plus, he sees what life is like without deodorant. You’ll have to smell it to believe it. New episodes of Chasing Life return on May 17.

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    • 30 min
    Fighting That "Meh" Feeling

    Fighting That "Meh" Feeling

    This week we're sharing an episode of The Happiness Lab from Pushkin Industries. Host Laurie Santos helps listeners understand that listless middle ground between depression and flourishing, otherwise known as languishing and what we can do to escape it. Laurie speaks to psychologist and host of TED's WorkLife podcast, Adam Grant (who you may remember from season 1 of Chasing Life) about his own experience with languishing and how a game of Mario Kart helped him find his path again.

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    • 41 min
    The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine

    The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine

    While season 4 of Chasing Life is in production, the team is sharing some of their favorite podcasts. First up, The Pulse from WHYY, a weekly health and science podcast and radio show.

    On this episode, host Maiken Scott dives into the changing conversation about race and ethnicity in medicine. You’ll hear stories about why it’s harder for Black Americans to get kidney transplants, why “Asian” is too broad of a category when it comes to public health, and how we could collect better, more meaningful data.

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    • 48 min
    Why Are Doctors Prescribing Nature?

    Why Are Doctors Prescribing Nature?

    Most of us love the sensation of the sun on our skin or the sound of the ocean, but nature doesn’t just feel good; it’s also good for us! Nowadays, doctors are even starting to prescribe time outdoors as part of treatment for their patients. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Melissa Lem, founder of the first national nature-prescription program in Canada, about the health benefits of nature and why we all need a regular dose of the outdoors. Plus, we head outside for some fresh air with Prof. Jennifer Roberts in Maryland, and explore some practical ways to integrate more green time into our lives.

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    • 29 min

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