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What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.

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What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.

    Kelsey Patel: How to Ease Burnout

    Kelsey Patel: How to Ease Burnout

    “Each of us has a story of why we burn out,” says Reiki master Kelsey Patel, who just released her first book, Burning Bright. It’s in our nature to keep striving for more, to contribute, and to help others, says Patel. But we don’t have to suffer in order to do it: Today, Patel teaches us how we can begin to turn inward to fill ourselves up so that we can more productively turn outward to take on the world. She talks about tools that have been helpful along her journey, like emotional freedom technique (EFT), or tapping. And she takes us through a simple breathing exercise for checking in with our chakras and identifying energetic blocks. Patel believes that life can be enjoyed simply—with more ease and grace that we might assume. But to break free of the constant uphill battle, she says, we have to challenge our ego’s belief system.
    (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

    • 44 min
    Nigma Talib: Does Good Skin Begin in the Gut?

    Nigma Talib: Does Good Skin Begin in the Gut?

    “Why force aging on somebody prematurely?” asks Nigma Talib, ND. The naturopathic doctor and author of Younger Skin Begins in the Gut joins the goopfellas to break down the factors that lead to premature aging—and to remind us that aging, simply, is natural, normal, and beautiful. In her practice, Talib finds that skin health is typically a reflection of what’s happening in our gut. She explains the four “faces” she’s come to recognize: gluten-face, dairy-face, wine-face, and sugar-face. And she shares how she helps patients repair their gut lining and balance their hormones. Finally, she shares a simple skincare routine (for both men and women) to further improve our skin health.
    (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

    • 41 min
    Donna Jackson Nakazawa: What’s Driving Our Brain?

    Donna Jackson Nakazawa: What’s Driving Our Brain?

    “If we have a better grasp of the origin story of disorders of the mind,” says Donna Jackson Nakazawa, “we have a better chance of resolving them.” The science journalist and author of The Angel and the Assassin joins Will Cole and Seamus Mullen to explain the newly understood role of the microglia: a brain cell that has the capacity to help—or hurt—our brain function. Jackson Nakazawa explains how microglia—in healthy states—are like “elegant dancers” that move through the brain. But if they get overtaxed, she says they shift into “rogue assassins” that could impact a range of cognitive function and possibly ignite or contribute to disorders. Jackson Nakazawa explains how all of the factors in our environment affect the activity of the microglia. And she shares promising techniques that may reverse damaging behavior or restore and support healthy brain function (including intermittent fasting, TMS, and neurofeedback). “Let’s help people to understand that we’re the drivers,” says Jackson Nakazawa.
    (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

    • 48 min
    Paul Saladino: The Carnivore Debate

    Paul Saladino: The Carnivore Debate

    Paul Saladino, MD, wanted to find a solution for his chronic eczema. The former vegan ending up trying an extreme carnivore diet and later wrote a book called The Carnivore Code. Today, he’s making his case for a meat-prominent diet: why he believes it helps our bodies get the nutrients we need, may reduce inflammation, and could be part of sustainable agriculture solutions. He breaks down toxic compounds found in plants that may irritate our system and how to avoid them. “I’m not advocating that everybody on earth stop eating vegetables,” says Saladino. He’s perhaps most interested in starting a conversation: “There are more ways to be healthy than are being talked about.”
    (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

    • 50 min
    Kulreet Chaudhary: How Could We Use Sound to Heal?

    Kulreet Chaudhary: How Could We Use Sound to Heal?

    While looking for help managing migraine pain, neurologist and neuroscientist Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, decided to take a detour from a conventional path in medicine to explore sound healing. She now incorporates ancient practices, like sound medicine, at her wellness center in rural India, and wrote a book called Sound Medicine. Chaudhary says that sound medicine is simply a recognition that sound affects us—and an attempt to use the technology of sound deliberately to uplift the mind and body. In this episode, she takes us through sound baths, mantra-based meditations, how certain frequencies of sound might have the potential to restore health, and the simple daily practices she recommends to help center yourself.
    (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

    • 39 min
    Josh Axe: The Ancient Diet

    Josh Axe: The Ancient Diet

    Clinical nutritionist and Ancient Nutrition cofounder Josh Axe, DC, is sharing his food philosophy, starting with why he believes collagen is so critical and the best sources of it. Axe also breaks down common (and less common) adaptogenic herbs; explains his own, mostly plant-based diet; and shares what he’s learned from studying traditional Chinese medicine and ancient diets and practices. However you like to eat, though, Axe underscores why we could all benefit from a more personalized diet.
    (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

    • 43 min

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