269 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.

    Fitness for Peri + Post Menopausal Women PH295

    Fitness for Peri + Post Menopausal Women PH295

    Stacy T. Sims, MSc, PhD, is a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women.
    She has directed research programs focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women.
    During her tenure at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson's book (ROAR) written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Both the consumer products and the book challenged the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health. This paradigm shift is the focus of her famous "Women Are Not Small Men” TEDx talk.
    Her contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition, and health.
    Stacy currently holds a Senior Research Associate position with SPRINZ- AUT University, supervises PhD students, writes academic papers, and is on the advisory board of some cutting edge companies including Tonal Strength Institute, WILD.AI, and EXOS.  She also has her own business (www.drstacysims.com) where she creates and delivers online learning material focused on women training with their physiology across the lifespan.
    She currently resides at the beach in Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand with her husband and young daughter.
    You can connect with Stacy via Instagram. @drstacysims
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 155 - Dr. Marguerite Duane on FACTS about Fertility
    Ep 176 - Women are Not Small Men with Dr. Stacy Sims
    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 8 min
    Building a Champion Mindset with Dr. Joe Janesz: From the Vault PH 294

    Building a Champion Mindset with Dr. Joe Janesz: From the Vault PH 294

    Joseph Janesz, PhD, is an Associate Staff and Director of the Outpatient Executive and Professional Program at Cleveland Clinic.  He has been a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, lecturer, author and national Consultant for the past 30 years.
    Dr. Janesz completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and received his PhD degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. His training includes couples and group therapy, performance enhancement and sports psychology, executive coaching and management and organizational consulting. 
    He consults with a wide range of clients in the medical, legal, financial, sports and entertainment fields and has been a Consultant to the National Football League for the past 20 years and a key player in the first NFL Players Assistance Program -- the Cleveland Browns "Inner Circle Program."
    Dr. Janesz played an integral role in my own training as I prepared for the CrossFit Games.  It was a pleasure to re-connect with him to learn more about his approach for helping individuals become their own personal best self and how high-performers can find balance and excellence through mindfulness.
    *Dr. Janesz’s Bio was adapted from clevelandclinic.org
    Related episodes:
    Ep 274 - Be the Hero of Your Own Story with Donald Miller
    Ep 264 - How to Build Mental Resilience with Dr. Lara Pence
    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
    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

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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