273 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.

    Whole Person Care for Cancer and Healing with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH299

    Whole Person Care for Cancer and Healing with Dr. Wayne Jonas PH299

    Wayne Jonas, MD, is a widely published investigator, practicing family physician, and professor of medicine at Georgetown University and at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. 
     
    Dr. Jonas was the director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 1995 to 1999 and led the World Health Organization’s Collaborative Center for Traditional Medicine. Prior to that, he served as the director of medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
     
    He now advises national and international organizations on ways to implement evidence-based healing practices in their medical systems.
     
    He serves as the President of Healing Works Foundation and participates with Primary Care for All Americans.  His newest book is Healing and Cancer: A Guide to Whole Person Care, co-authored with Alyssa McManamon, MD, released April 23, 2024 by Rodin Books. 
    You can connect with Dr. Jonas via Instagram. @drwaynejonas
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 242 - Exercise to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Dr. Allison Betof
    Ep 288 - From the Vault: How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas
    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 12 min
    The Science of Spirituality + Mental Health with Dr. Lisa Miller: From the Vault PH298

    The Science of Spirituality + Mental Health with Dr. Lisa Miller: From the Vault PH298

    Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical School. Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
    Dr. Miller is Editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, an elected Fellow of The American Psychological Association (APA) and the two-time President of the APA Society for Psychology and Spirituality. A graduate of Yale University and University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate under the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, she has served as Principal Investigator on multiple grant funded research studies. Dr. Miller speaks and consults around The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child for the US Military, businesses (including tech, finance, HR and sales), personal development, faith based organizations, schools and universities, and for mental health and wellness initiatives.
    You can connect with Dr. Miller via Instagram. @dr.lisamiller and her website lisamillerphd.com.  You can access her book,  The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life, via Amazon.  Check out her Ted Talk on Depression and Spiritual Awakening via YouTube.
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 149 - The Science of Spontaneous Health with Dr. Jeffrey Rediger
    Ep 267 - Elijah Muhammad: Always Positive Energy
    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 every week.
    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 20 min
    From Prison to Pastor: Andrew Carter PH297

    From Prison to Pastor: Andrew Carter PH297

    Andrew Carter is the founder and lead pastor of Royal City Church in Los Angeles, CA. He runs a popular live YouTube Bible study called 'Coffee and Prayer' that streams on all major podcast platforms. He appears on television networks, podcasts and stages preaching the good news of Jesus. Andrew travels the world guest speaking at conferences, churches, and events, and recently released his first book, The Privilege of Prayer.
     
    Andrew has become an inspiration for others who face difficult times and struggles. With millions of followers, Andrew has become an influencer for God's Kingdom. He is a leader, speaker, writer, husband and father.
     
    In addition to his social media, you can find Andrew on Kinship, a platform to make connections and share conversations.
    You can connect with Andrew via all social media channels. @andrewfcarter
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 175 - Pursuing Your Passion with Jonny + Libby Diaz
    Ep 173 - Small Steps, Big Results: Carrie McCall
    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 6 min
    Nutrition and Brain Health with Dr. David Perlmutter: From the Vault PH 296

    Nutrition and Brain Health with Dr. David Perlmutter: From the Vault PH 296

    Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.  He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award.  He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University.  He also serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.Dr. Perlmutter is the author of four New York Times bestselling books showing the connection between gut health and brain health, including Grain Brain, Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and his most recent book, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan.  Dr. Perlmutter has also been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, and The CBS Early Show.He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders; the National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year award; the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition; the Media Award from the American College of Nutrition; and the Healthy Living Award from The Invisible Disabilities Association.
    Related episodes:
    Ep 22 - Brigid Titgemeier on Functional Nutrition
    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 16 min
    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

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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