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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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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.

    Why Sanjay Almost Changed His Name to Steve

    Why Sanjay Almost Changed His Name to Steve

    If you’re a person of color living in the United States, chances are, you’re living with some form of racial trauma. Whether it’s because you’ve been a victim of racism, because you know someone who has, or even if it’s just from watching events unfold on the news, these instances can take a heavy mental health toll. On this episode, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets personal as he talks to racial trauma expert Sherry Wang about the devastating rise in anti-Asian hate during the pandemic. Plus, Muay Thai boxer Jess Ng gives us a quick lesson in fighting for ourselves.  

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    • 31 min
    Conversation is More Than Nodding Your Head

    Conversation is More Than Nodding Your Head

    Is it possible we’ve been going about conversation the wrong way our entire lives? All too often, when we chat with a friend or colleague, we walk away feeling unheard, misunderstood, or confused. Luckily, research offers some clues about why we’re so prone to missteps – and how we can all get better. Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to conversation expert and journalist Celeste Headlee about the power of listening and then heads to the hospital where some of the most difficult conversations happen every day. We hear from Dr. Rana Awdish, who heads up a program to help doctors lead with empathy when talking with their patients. 

     

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    • 25 min
    Sometimes it's Healthy to Break the Rules

    Sometimes it's Healthy to Break the Rules

    Not following rules and letting go might actually make you feel better. Just ask musicians who improvise and make up music on the fly. Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Charles Limb about his study on musical improvisation and its impact on the brain. Plus, “Saturday Night Live” jazz saxophonist Ron Blake shares life-changing lessons from music that we can apply to our everyday lives. And to top it off, Sanjay attempts some freestyle rap. Spoiler alert: he’s pretty good at it.

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    • 32 min
    Go to the Beach, Doctor’s Orders

    Go to the Beach, Doctor’s Orders

    You've likely experienced feelings of calm and happiness while at the beach or a lake, but it turns out there are actually proven psychological and physical benefits to being near the water. Even just looking at pictures of water or hearing the sounds of it can give you these health benefits. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with environmental psychologist Mathew White about the science behind water and why we all need more Blue Space in our lives. If you like this episode, check out the Beach Day/ Blue Space playlist our Chasing Life team put together on Spotify:

    https://spoti.fi/3NJlEon.  

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    • 18 min
    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

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