267 episodes

Julie Foucher MD, MS is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete and family physician.

Her passion lies in bridging the gap between fitness and medicine to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. She brings you weekly content on Tuesdays alternating between expert interviews, short, practical reviews on a range of health and fitness topics, and stories of everyday individuals who have used lifestyle to overcome health challenges.

Pursuing Health Julie Foucher MD, MS

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

Julie Foucher MD, MS is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete and family physician.

Her passion lies in bridging the gap between fitness and medicine to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. She brings you weekly content on Tuesdays alternating between expert interviews, short, practical reviews on a range of health and fitness topics, and stories of everyday individuals who have used lifestyle to overcome health challenges.

    Support for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, IVF, and Autoimmunity PH293

    Support for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, IVF, and Autoimmunity PH293

    Dr. Erin Faules (formerly Donaldson) is on a mission to educate and challenge others to take charge of their health. She is board certified in Family Medicine, and practiced rural ER and Hospital Medicine before settling into her true love of Precision Medicine, specializing in Autoimmune Diseases. She now owns her own practice, Doctor Erin Health, where she uses genomics and comprehensive data to co-create a health plan with her patients.  
    She believes the majority of health is accomplished through daily habits, a philosophy sparked by her own health journey with autoimmune disease.  She understands first-hand the overwhelming feeling of navigating our healthcare system, and more importantly the liberation that comes with taking control back of your outcomes through optimizing daily choices. Above all, she believes joy feeds health. When not practicing medicine, you can find her hanging out with her dogs, practicing yoga, adventuring around the world, or laughing with her friends and family.
    You can connect with Erin via Instagram, @thedoctorerin and on her website, www.thedoctorerin.com
    Free Webinar: https://erin-faules.mykajabi.com/webinar
    Autoimmune Academy: https://erin-faules.mykajabi.com/academy
     
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 246 - Overcoming Celiac Disease and Infertility
    Ep 252 - Healing Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Erin Donaldson
    If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health.
    Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What to Eat When with Dr. Michael Roizen: From the Vault PH 292

    What to Eat When with Dr. Michael Roizen: From the Vault PH 292

    Michael F. Roizen, MD, is an internist and anesthesiologist who is passionate about helping people choose to live younger and healthier lives.
    He is the Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, the co-founder of RealAge Inc, a five-time number one New York Times best-selling author, and the Chief Medical Consultant on the Dr. Oz Show.  An accomplished lecturer, researcher, CEO, television personality and author, Dr. Roizen’s myriad achievements are too numerous to count.
    Dr. Roizen continues to practice internal medicine, using the RealAge metric to motivate his patients. He routinely sees patients who are in the midst of struggling with tobacco, heart, diabetic or arthritic problems and coaches them with simple (but persistent) lifestyle changes to be able to live, feel, look and be years younger. He really enjoys getting them to throw away their medications when they no longer need them, and teaches the role of food and other simple steps in reversing disease processes.
    I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Roizen during my medical school studies, and I was thrilled to catch up with him at his home to talk about the benefits he’s witnessed since Cleveland Clinic implemented an Employee Health Plan, the most important lifestyle factors we can change to improve our overall health and wellness, and his take on What to Eat When.
    You can connect with Dr. Roizen via Instagram. @drmichaelroizen
    Related episodes:
    Ep 99 – Dr. Axel Pflueger on Fighting Chronic Disease with Fitness
    Ep 38 – Micronutrients and Quality Supplementation with Oliver Amdrup and Julius Heslet
    If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health.
    Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Nutrition for Pregnancy with Brigid Titgemeier PH291

    Nutrition for Pregnancy with Brigid Titgemeier PH291

    Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP is a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and health advocate.  Inspired by her own health journey in which changing nutrition played a key role, she is on a mission to transform your health and change your life through personalized nutrition.
    With a Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition and Board Certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Brigid was a founding dietician at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, under Dr. Mark Hyman.
    Throughout her career she has worked with thousands of clients.  She founded the functional nutrition and health consulting business, BeingBrigid Nutrition in 2018 to offer consistent health outcomes for her executive clients by leveraging a data driven personalized nutrition approach, advanced lab testing, education and coaching.
    Brigid has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Miami University, as well as a Masters of Science in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.  Brigid has completed four years of advanced functional medicine training through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
    You can connect with Brigid via Instagram. @beingbrigid and thebeingcollective.co
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 22 - Functional Nutrition with Brigid Titgemeier
    Ep 210 - HRV + Pregnancy with Dr. Shon Rowan
    If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health.
    Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Stress: The Elephant in the Room with Dr. George Slavich PH 290

    Stress: The Elephant in the Room with Dr. George Slavich PH 290

    Dr. George Slavich is a leading expert in the conceptualization, assessment, and management of life stress and it's relationship to poor health. He is the founding Director of the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research at UCLA whose goal is "to advance the science of stress and health to help prevent disease and improve human health and resilience worldwide."
    Since beginning his career as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Slavich has been researching the relationship between stress and health for over 20 years.  His area of focus is psychoneuroimmunology, which studies the effect of the mind on health and resistance to disease. By integrating tools from psychology, neuroscience, immunology, biology, genetics, and genomics, Dr. Slavich’s research has provided new insights into the inflammatory response to social stress and helped to pioneer a new field of research called human social genomics. He has also developed the first online system for measuring lifetime stress exposure called the Stress and Adversity Inventory (STRAIN), and proposed a new theory called the Social Safety Theory, which hypothesizes that developing and maintaining friendly social bonds is a fundamental organizing principle of human behavior and that threats to social safety are a critical feature of psychological stressors that increase risk for disease.
    Dr. Slavich completed undergraduate and graduate coursework in psychology and communication at Stanford University, and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. After graduate school, he was a clinical psychology intern at McLean Hospital in Boston and a clinical fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed three years of NIMH-supported postdoctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology at UCSF and UCLA. He is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, a Research Scientist at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and the Founding Director of the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research. His research has been covered by many media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Scientific American, TIME Magazine, HBO, NPR, U.S. News & World Report, and others.
    In this episode, we talk about the science behind how stress impacts our body down to the level of gene expression and immune system activation, what type of stressors seem to have the biggest impact on our health, some of the things we can do to mitigate the negative impact of stress, and how measuring stress may improve our ability to address it on a large scale. We also talked about how Dr. Slavich's work provides insight into the current coronavirus pandemic including the impact of stress on chronic systemic inflammation, why we should be practicing physical distancing instead of social distancing, and how best to communicate with others during this time to preserve the protective effects of social bonds on our health.
    Bio adapted from uclastresslab.org
    You can connect with Dr. Slavich via Instagram. @uclastresslab
    Related episodes:
    Ep 105 - Sleep, Stress and Brain Health with Dr. Nate Bergman
    Ep 135 - Immune System Strength with Dr. Leonard Calabrese
    If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health.
    Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Efficiency with Breath: Niraj Naik on SOMA Breathing PH289

    Efficiency with Breath: Niraj Naik on SOMA Breathing PH289

    Niraj Naik is a professional musician and pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert. He started his path in healing others, as a community pharmacist, yet after several years he found himself a patient with stress-related depression and ulcerative colitis. This was a wake-up call that made him embark on a journey of profound self-healing and education. He created a global community of heart-centered changemakers by founding SOMA Breath - the global breathwork and wellness movement with over 2000 certified instructors, and hundreds of thousands of students around the globe.
                                       
    Known internationally as the Renegade Pharmacist, Niraj is dedicated to educating others on topics of holistic health, breathwork, meditation, and more. Niraj’s breathwork is advocated by some top names in wellness such as Ben Greenfield, Marisa Peer, Vishen Lakhiani, and Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio and his techniques are currently being studied by leading neuroscientists at Cambridge University.
     
    In addition to the global breathwork and wellness movement, Niraj has created many other brands related to health and healing and was featured in articles from multiple news outlets across the world as well as hundreds of podcasts.
    You can connect with Niraj via Instagram. @nirajnaikofficial DM the word ‘BREATH’
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 223 - Tapping to Reduce Stress with Nick Ortner
    Ep 286 - Music for Healing: Barry Goldstein
    If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health.
    Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH288

    How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH288

    Dr. Wayne Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health, and a widely published scientific investigator. In addition to his medical practice, he has served as President, CEO, and Executive Director for Samueli Integrative Health Programs, Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.  Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
     
    Drawing on his experience from leading hundreds of research studies, Dr. Jonas authored the book How Healing Works, in which he explains the biology of healing and the science behind the discovery that 80 percent of healing can be attributed to the mind-body connection and other naturally occurring processes.  His goal is to change the way doctors and patients approach healthcare—away from a disease treatment model to an integrative system that incorporates the best of evidence-based conventional, complementary and self-care approaches.  Dr. Jonas’s advice can help us facilitate our own innate ability to heal after both minor and major medical incidents, changing how we consume healthcare, and enabling us to be more in control of our recovery and lasting wellness.
    You can connect with Dr. Jonas via Instagram. @drwaynejonas
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 99 – Dr. Axel Pflueger on Fighting Chronic Disease with Fitness
    Ep 109 – All About Functional Medicine with Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
    If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health.
    Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

BethPerkins ,

My favorite ❤️

I absolutely love this podcast! I started listening last year and I’ve learned so much since then. I really enjoyed the recent podcast with @thereadystate (Kelly and Julie Starrett). I’m a physical therapist so I really connected with what they were saying.
Dr. Foucher is a wonderful host and is so knowledgeable!

BP Writer ,

Pursuing Health

Dr. Foucher does a beautiful job bridging the gap between fitness and medicine on this podcast. Really loved the episode with Dr. Terry Wahls about her struggles with MS and depression. Hearing about her courageous journey to treat the debilitating symptoms she suffered with progressive MS and her book and cookbook, The Wahls Protocol®—A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles to help others reclaim their own health was simply amazing. Thanks to both these amazing doctors!

Aiko_HI_1985 ,

Inspired. Real. Relevant

A deeper understanding of holistic wellness and the mind-body connection than I have ever experienced. Highly recommended.

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