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Optimal Health Daily, hosted by the esteemed Dr. Neal Malik, a tenured professor, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified exercise physiologist, is a treasure trove of health and wellness insights. Dr. Neal delves into the latest research and timeless wisdom in nutrition and fitness, presenting them in easy-to-understand, digestible episodes. His expertise shines through as he handpicks and narrates the most informative and inspiring blog posts, offering practical tips and motivational stories to help listeners on their journey to optimal health.

Each episode is a blend of science-based information and real-life application, making it a unique resource for anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing. Dr. Malik's approach is holistic and inclusive, recognizing the importance of balancing physical health with mental and emotional wellness. His engaging narration and the podcast's diverse range of topics make it an essential daily listen for you as you seek to lead a healthier, more balanced life.

Listen now, and become an OLD friend--your optimal life awaits...

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Optimal Health Daily, hosted by the esteemed Dr. Neal Malik, a tenured professor, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified exercise physiologist, is a treasure trove of health and wellness insights. Dr. Neal delves into the latest research and timeless wisdom in nutrition and fitness, presenting them in easy-to-understand, digestible episodes. His expertise shines through as he handpicks and narrates the most informative and inspiring blog posts, offering practical tips and motivational stories to help listeners on their journey to optimal health.

Each episode is a blend of science-based information and real-life application, making it a unique resource for anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing. Dr. Malik's approach is holistic and inclusive, recognizing the importance of balancing physical health with mental and emotional wellness. His engaging narration and the podcast's diverse range of topics make it an essential daily listen for you as you seek to lead a healthier, more balanced life.

Listen now, and become an OLD friend--your optimal life awaits...

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Honey, I Shrunk My Brain Using My Mobile Phone by Dr. Jenny Brockis

    Honey, I Shrunk My Brain Using My Mobile Phone by Dr. Jenny Brockis

    Episode 2477:

    Dr. Jenny Brockis explores the complex relationship between technology and cognitive function in "Honey, I Shrunk My Brain Using My Mobile Phone." She navigates the benefits and pitfalls of our digital world, emphasizing the need for mindful engagement with technology to harness its advantages while mitigating its negative impacts on our brains and relationships.

    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://drjennybrockis.com/2016/10/2/honey-i-shrunk-my-brain-using-my-mobile-phone/

    Quotes to ponder:

    "Being aware of this cognitive cost means you might want to think twice before feeling tempted to fill in that free 5 minutes updating your Instagram, because the reality is you’ve just allocated almost half an hour to less focused activity."

    Episode references:

    Tim Berners-Lee - Inventor of the World Wide Web: https://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/

    Gloria Mark's Research on Interruption and Information Technology: https://ics.uci.edu/~gmark/chi08-mark.pdf

    Study on Media Multitasking and Gray Matter Density: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174517/

    Can Artificial Light Improve Your Mood - Lights & Lamps for Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD

    Can Artificial Light Improve Your Mood - Lights & Lamps for Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD

    Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com.
    Episode 2476:
    Discover how Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition marked by depression during the fall and winter months, can be effectively managed through bright light therapy. This innovative approach mimics natural sunlight to regulate the body's circadian rhythms, offering hope and relief to those affected by SAD's challenging symptoms.
    Quotes to ponder:
    "It seems we have to expose the body and brain to enough of the right kind of light, for enough time each day."
    "According to many published studies, bright light therapy is considered by many healthcare professionals as the first line of treatment for seasonal affective disorder."
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    • 12 min
    Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter: Which Is Healthier? by Natalie Butler with Healthline on Nutritional Comparison

    Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter: Which Is Healthier? by Natalie Butler with Healthline on Nutritional Comparison

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    Episode 2475:
    Natalie Butler's comparison between almond butter and peanut butter on Healthline.com reveals a close nutritional race, with almond butter slightly edging out as the healthier choice due to its higher content of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Butler's analysis offers a nuanced view on making healthier food choices without dismissing the beloved peanut butter, emphasizing the importance of the overall nutrient package over single factors.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/almond-butter-peanut-butter#nutrition-facts
    Quotes to ponder:
    "On a strictly nutritional basis, almond butter is healthier than peanut butter, but only by a bit."
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    • 10 min
    Fear of Success: What Will Happen if You Succeed by Steve Pavlina on Personal Development & Goal Achievement

    Fear of Success: What Will Happen if You Succeed by Steve Pavlina on Personal Development & Goal Achievement

    Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com.
    Episode 2474:
    Steve Pavlina explores the often overlooked fear of success, delving into how the anticipation of the consequences of achieving our goals can subconsciously hinder our progress. By encouraging readers to confront and understand the potential negative side effects of success, Pavlina provides a unique perspective on overcoming the barriers to achieving personal and professional aspirations.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://stevepavlina.com/blog/2004/12/fear-of-success-what-will-happen-if-you-succeed/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "Fear of success can be far more insidious because it’s almost always unconscious."
    "Success requires change, and change has both positive and negative consequences."
    "Asking, 'What will happen if I succeed?' can solve this problem because it focuses your conscious attention on those fears."
    Episode references:
    Growth Mindset Research by Carol S. Dweck: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/dweck-growth-mindsets
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    • 12 min
    How To Get Better Sleep by Eric Leija on Circadian Rhythms & Natural Light Exposure

    How To Get Better Sleep by Eric Leija on Circadian Rhythms & Natural Light Exposure

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    Episode 2473:
    Eric Leija's article on achieving better sleep delves into the importance of sleep for overall health, including mental well-being, immunity, and weight loss. By focusing on optimizing hormones and circadian rhythms through natural light exposure, electronic usage limitations, dietary adjustments, and sleep-friendly routines, Leija offers actionable strategies for enhancing sleep quality and fostering a healthier lifestyle.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.ericleija.com/how-to-get-better-sleep/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "Sleep is the cornerstone of good health."
    "Optimizing your bedroom environment can significantly improve your sleep quality."
    "A consistent bedtime routine is key to falling asleep faster and enjoying deeper sleep."
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    • 10 min
    What Is Restrictive Eating? AND The Best Time to Weigh Yourself by Chalene Johnson on Body Weight Management

    What Is Restrictive Eating? AND The Best Time to Weigh Yourself by Chalene Johnson on Body Weight Management

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    Episode 2472:
    Chalene Johnson of ChaleneJohnson.com sheds light on the pitfalls of restrictive eating and the psychological impact of daily weigh-ins. Through an insightful analysis, Johnson emphasizes the importance of a balanced approach to dieting and self-image, advocating for a shift away from food and weight obsessions towards a more holistic understanding of health. Her expert advice offers valuable perspectives for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of eating habits and body weight management with a healthier mindset.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://chalene.com/what-is-restrictive-eating/ & https://www.chalenejohnson.com/best-time-to-weigh-yourself/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "You are so much more than just a number. Celebrate who you are, flaws and all."
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
629 Ratings

629 Ratings

Saasuma ,

Don’t wait for health crisis

So,so helpful, excellent advice and great reminder with very positive comments! 👍👍

Another great article “Want to eat better and Live longer “ with great advice in commentary!
Keep up the great work Dr. Neal! 👍👌

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A daily dose

Informative content. Well presented.

Amascaria ,

Neal Malik is phenomenal!

I love love love this podcast! I dabble in a little bit of everything from holistic medicine, functional fitness, fitness, nutrition, supplements, and wellness, and this podcast gives me everything I need without being overwhelming. Neal keep doing what you do so well! I appreciate your wealth of knowledge. Thank you!!!

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