126 episodes

Habits and Hustle helps share the stories, habits, and rituals of people's journeys on living fulfilled lives. Host Jennifer Cohen interviews thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and overall extraordinary people who share their insight and open up about the normally hidden aspects that have made a difference in their success.

Habits and Hustle Jen Cohen and Habit Nest

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Habits and Hustle helps share the stories, habits, and rituals of people's journeys on living fulfilled lives. Host Jennifer Cohen interviews thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and overall extraordinary people who share their insight and open up about the normally hidden aspects that have made a difference in their success.

    Episode 364: Wade Lightheart: Plant-Based Bodybuilding, Vegan Diet Misconceptions, & Genetic Limitations

    Episode 364: Wade Lightheart: Plant-Based Bodybuilding, Vegan Diet Misconceptions, & Genetic Limitations

    Have you heard the common belief that plant-based diets don’t supply enough amino acids for building muscle? That misconception may no longer be true! 

    In this Fitness Friday episode, I chat with Wade Lightheart, a former professional bodybuilder, and a biohacking enthusiast who defied his genetic limitations to build a champion's physique. He shares his incredible journey of transforming his body and mindset through plant-based nutrition. We discuss his experiences with various diets, the importance of understanding your unique genetic makeup, the science behind plant-based nutrition for athletes, and how to optimize your diet based on your individual needs.

    Wade Lightheart is a 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, Advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, Director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition, Founder of the Prosperity & Health Alliance, and Enagic Master Trainer.

    What we discuss: 

    Misconceptions about plant-based diets 

    Genetic individuality when selecting a diet

    A bodybuilding championship on a plant-based diet 22 years ago

    The role of gut bacteria in nutrient absorption 

    Wade's experimentation with a 100% raw food diet 

    Genetic limitations

    Psychological and emotional aspects of extreme dieting 


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    To learn more about Wade Lightheart: 
    Website: https://wadelightheart.net/ 
    Instagram: @wadelightheart

    Find more from Jen:
    Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
    Instagram: @therealjencohen
    Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
    Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements

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    • 13 min
    Episode 363: Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson: Exploring Fame, Fitness, and Funny Stories with a Comedy Legend

    Episode 363: Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson: Exploring Fame, Fitness, and Funny Stories with a Comedy Legend

    Have you ever wondered about Carrot Top's incredible career longevity? He has maintained an extraordinary 19-year residency at the Luxor in Las Vegas as a comedic legend. In this Habits and Hustle episode, I dive into Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson’s life, encouraging him to reveal the secret behind his stage name and personal brand. 

    Carrot Top shares laugh-out-loud stories of audition mishaps along with personal experiences that have shaped his comedic path. We discuss his rigorous fitness routine, the continuous effort to stay relevant in pop culture, and more! 

    Scott Thompson, known professionally as Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is widely known for his use of prop comedy.

    What We Discuss:
    (12:04) Evolution of Carrot Top's Comedy
    (17:59) Evolution of Comedy Performances
    (24:59) The Loneliness of a Comedian
    (29:54) Daily Fitness Routine and Health Habits
    (40:42) Financial Aspects of Comedy Residencies
    (46:32) Career Longevity and Staying Relevant
    (57:19) Maintaining the Carrot Top Brand
    …and more!

    Thank you to our sponsors:
    Magic Mind: Head over to www.magicmind.com/jen and use code Jen at checkout. 

    Find more from Jen: 
    Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
    Instagram: @therealjencohen  
    Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
    Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagement

    Find more from Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson:
    Website: https://carrottop.com/ 
    Instagram: @carrottoplive

    • 58 min
    Episode 362: Gary Brecka: Understanding Genetic Testing, Proper Nutrition, and Supplements

    Episode 362: Gary Brecka: Understanding Genetic Testing, Proper Nutrition, and Supplements

    Are you relying on supplements and medication to address health issues without considering the fundamental role of nutrition? 

    In today’s Fitness Friday episode, I chat with Human Biologist Gary Brecka as he emphasizes that optimal health is not found in a laboratory but in the wholesome, natural foods that surround us. We discuss genetic testing and the biomarkers people should know to look for. Overall, our conversation encourages listeners to prioritize nutrition and make informed choices based on their unique genetic profiles and blood tests.

    Gary Brecka is a professional Human Biologist, and the Co-Founder of 10X Health System based in Miami, FL. 

    What we discuss: 

    Understanding Genetic Testing and Supplements

    Peptides and Testosterone

    Understanding Testosterone and Hormone Levels


    Thank you to our sponsor:
    Therasage: Head over to therasage.com and use code Be Bold for 15% off

    To learn more about Gary Brecka: 
    Website: https://www.garybrecka.com/ 
    Instagram: @garybrecka 

    Find more from Jen:
    Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
    Instagram: @therealjencohen
    Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
    Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements

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    • 17 min
    Episode 361: Raw and Real: Matisyahu on Music, Meditation, and Marching to His Own Beat

    Episode 361: Raw and Real: Matisyahu on Music, Meditation, and Marching to His Own Beat

    Have you ever felt pressure to present a perfect image to the world, hiding your flaws and struggles? 

    In today’s Habits & Hustle episode, I chat with reggae/hip-hop artist Matisyahu for a remarkably candid conversation. The former Hasidic Jewish rapper opens up about his journey of self-discovery, addiction struggles, and finding balance in life.

    Matisyahu's honesty is refreshing as he discusses his daily cannabis use, past cocaine addiction, and the challenges of maintaining sobriety. Rather than striving for an idealized version of himself, he's learned to accept his imperfections while still pursuing growth. As he puts it, he's traded in the "race car version" of himself for a more balanced "family station wagon" approach to life.

    This conversation reminds us that authenticity and self-acceptance are far more valuable than presenting a facade of perfection. 

    Matthew Paul Miller known by his stage name Matisyahu is an American reggae singer, rapper, beatboxer, and musician. Known for blending spiritual themes with reggae, rock and hip hop beatboxing sounds, Matisyahu's 2005 single "King Without a Crown" was a Top 40 hit in the United States. Since 2004, he has released seven studio albums as well as five live albums, two remix CDs and two DVDs featuring live concerts.

    What We Discuss:

    Matisyahu's journey from Orthodox Judaism to a balanced spiritual approach

    The impact of October 7th on Jewish identity and unity

    Challenges facing Jewish artists in the current political climate

    Balancing family life with a music career

    Struggles with addiction and the path to recovery

    The use of cannabis and its role in Matisyahu's life

    Finding authenticity in the music industry

    Reflections on fame, success, and personal growth

    The creation of the song "Ascent" and its powerful message

    The importance of self-acceptance and embracing imperfections

    Navigating career challenges and adapting to industry changes


    …and more!

    Thank you to our sponsors:
    Magic Mind: Head over to www.magicmind.com/jen and use code Jen at checkout. 

    Find more from Jen: 
    Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
    Instagram: @therealjencohen  
    Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
    Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagement

    Find more from Matisyahu:
    Website: https://matisyahuworld.com/ 
    Instagram: @matisyahu 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matisyahu 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@matisyahu

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 358: Sitting Like Our Ancestors: The Key to Musculoskeletal Well-Being

    Episode 358: Sitting Like Our Ancestors: The Key to Musculoskeletal Well-Being

    Have you ever considered the benefits of sitting on the floor instead of in a chair? In my Fitness Friday episode of The Habits and Hustle podcast, I explore this fascinating topic with my guest, Aaron Alexander, an expert on functional movement and health.

    Spending time on the ground, as many healthy cultures around the world do, can have a profound impact on your musculoskeletal well-being, digestion, and circulation. Aaron explains that sitting on the floor helps to heal the joints, bring new fluids to the joints, circulate lymphatic fluid, and improve digestion by keeping your legs closer to your vital organs.
    You'll also discover the concept of "neat" (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) and how incorporating more movement into your daily life can lead to significant health improvements.

    Aaron Alexander is a Movement Coach, Creator of the Align Method, Author, and Podcast Host. 

    What we discuss: 

    The benefits of sitting on the floor compared to sitting in a chair

    Low incidence of osteoarthritis in cultures that spend more time on the ground 

    Improved digestion when sitting on the floor

    Better circulation and lymphatic fluid movement when sitting on the ground

    The concept of NEAT and its importance for health

    The dangers of outsourcing mechanical efficiency to devices like chairs 

    The importance of wiggling and moving while sitting, whether on the floor or in a chair

    The ideal position for the spine and hips when sitting on the ground 


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    Therasage: Head over to therasage.com and use code Be Bold for 15% off
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    To learn more about Aaron Alexander: 
    Aaron's Podcast - https://www.alignpodcast.com/
    Aaron's Instagram -  @aaronalexander 

    Find more from Jen:
    Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
    Instagram: @therealjencohen
    Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
    Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements

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    • 16 min
    Episode 357: The Future of Anti-Aging: Dr. Adeel Khan's Insights on Gene Therapy, Stem Cells, and Exosomes

    Episode 357: The Future of Anti-Aging: Dr. Adeel Khan's Insights on Gene Therapy, Stem Cells, and Exosomes

    Are you looking to stay youthful and energetic as you age?

    In the latest episode of The Habits & Hustle podcast, I sit down with Dr. Adeel Khan and discuss the cutting-edge world of regenerative medicine. New technologies like gene therapy, stem cells, and exosomes may help slow down aging and heal injuries in ways that go far beyond conventional medicine.

    Dr. Khan explains how therapies like Follistatin gene therapy decreased biological age by 11 years on average in a clinical trial. He also covers mitochondria-boosting peptides, engineered exosomes for skin rejuvenation, and stem cell treatments to reduce inflammation and chronic diseases. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of anti-aging and healing treatments. 

    Dr. Adeel Khan is an expert in musculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine, and regenerative medicine such as Stem Cells & PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). 

    What we discuss…
    (05:00) Cutting Edge Regenerative Medicine Exposed
    (14:52) Revolutionizing Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells
    (22:16) Navigating Stem Cell Therapy Credibility
    (25:05) Medical Education and Cutting-Edge Therapies
    (38:15) Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Regenerative Medicine
    (48:56) Mitochondria Function and Longevity Tools
    (56:47) Biotech Clinics and Gene Therapy Development
    (01:02:45) Eterna Health and Gene Therapy Technology

    …and more!

    Thank you to our sponsors:
    Magic Mind: Head over to www.magicmind.com/jen and use code Jen at checkout. 
    BiOptimizers: Use code JC10 for 10% off and shop here: bioptimizers.com/jennifercohen
    Sleep Me: use code sleepbetter at www.sleep.me/habitsandhustle 

    Find more from Jen: 
    Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
    Instagram: @therealjencohen  
    Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
    Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagement

    Find more from Dr. Adeel Khan:
    Website: https://eterna.health/ 
    Instagram: @dr.akhan

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
904 Ratings

904 Ratings

lpk111 ,

Very relatable and interesting!

I love listening to Jen and her wholesome advice. Not on does she touch on unique topics, but the information and perspectives are applicable in everyday life. I highly recommend listening to the podcast!

SeattleBona ,

Generally good

I don’t listen to every podcast, just depends on the guest and subject (probably 1/3). I like Jennifer as a host, she brings infectious positive energy to her interviews. I recently listened to the interview with Beth Wilkes Feraco and enjoyed it and will start following her. The only thing I didn’t enjoy is that it seemed like she was lying when asked if she knew of Mary Claire Haver. A woman in her 50s working in the women’s wellness space (specifically nutrition), and hasn’t heard of her? If being truthful, I question her commitment to her professional life. If she was lying, why the insecurity?

TCC@0000 ,

Finally someone with moral clarity

I just discovered you when I was looking for episodes about Akkermansia. But then I looked back and saw all your pro Israel episodes, and I’m so thrilled to have discovered a Jewish wellness podcaster who has the courage to stand up for her Jewish identity and expose the lies and hypocrisy the world is perpetuating now. As an orthodox Jewish woman and a lover of Israel I am so grateful for your presence in the podcast world.

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