248 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.

    Be the Hero of Your Own Story: Donald Miller PH274

    Be the Hero of Your Own Story: Donald Miller PH274

    Donald Miller is the CEO of Business Made Simple. He is the host of the Business Made Simple podcast and is the author of several books including Hero on a Mission and the bestsellers Blue Like Jazz, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and Building a StoryBrand. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Elizabeth and their daughter, Emmeline.
    You can connect with Donald via Instagram @donaldmiller, Facebook, Twitter, or his website, businessmadesimple.com and heroonamission.com
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 101 - Building a Champion Mindset with Dr. Joe Janez
    Ep 262 - Upgrade Your Language with Mark England
    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 1 min
    Never Settle: Miranda Alcaraz on Consistency + Why Fitness Doesn’t Have to Look Perfect PH273

    Never Settle: Miranda Alcaraz on Consistency + Why Fitness Doesn’t Have to Look Perfect PH273

    Miranda Alcaraz is one of the most well-recognized personalities in the CrossFit space. 
     
    She’s competed at the CrossFit Games both as an individual and as a member of team NorCal CrossFit.  She’s also a former affiliate owner, former Seminar Staff flowmaster and has worked in various capacities for the CrossFit broadcast and media team.
     
    These days, she’s a CrossFit Level 4 trainer and the co-founder and CEO of Street Parking, which is an at-home workout community.  She’s also a wife, and a busy mom of 3 boys under the age of 6.
    You can connect with Miranda via Instagram. @fearlessmiranda
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 58 - Nicole Carroll on the early days and preserving the culture of CrossFit
    Ep 60 - Chris Spealler on Training for Longevity and Becoming a Master
    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.

    • 56 min
    The Secret to Longevity: Dan Buettner on the Blue Zones PH272

    The Secret to Longevity: Dan Buettner on the Blue Zones PH272

    Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, Guinness World Record holder  in distance cycling, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed blue zones hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.
    In his new book “Blue Zones American Kitchen” Dan uncovers the traditional roots of plant-forward cuisine in the United States. Following the acumen of heritage cooks who have passed their recipes from generation to generation, he uncovers the regions and cultures that have shaped America’s healthiest food landscapes, from Hmong elders living in Minnesota to Quakers in New England. Along the way, he illuminates both traditional and revolutionary ideas in vegetarian food.
    You can connect with Dan via Instagram (@danbuettner) or via his website, https://danbuettner.com/
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 233 - Bob Rountree on Healthy Aging
    Ep 103 - Dr. Michael Roizen on What to Eat When
    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.

    • 51 min
    CrossFit Legend Annie Thorisdottir on the Will to Win PH271

    CrossFit Legend Annie Thorisdottir on the Will to Win PH271

    Annie Thorisdottir is one of the most decorated and recognizable athletes in the sport of CrossFit.
    Annie is an 11-time CrossFit Games competitor with six podium finishes, including back to back first place finishes in 2011 and 2012, and a third place finish just one year after giving birth to her daughter.  Most recently she switched to team competition, finishing 4th with team CrossFit Reykjavik at the 2022 CrossFit Games, and has her sights set on a 12th CrossFit Games appearance in 2023.
    You can connect with Annie (@anniethorisdottir) via Instagram.
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 57 - Annie Thorisdottir and Fred Aegidius on Team Work and Individual Performance
    Ep 141 - Annie Thorisdottir and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet: From the CrossFit Games to Pregnancy
    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.

    • 57 min
    Dr. Terry Wahls on Reversing Multiple Sclerosis PH270

    Dr. Terry Wahls on Reversing Multiple Sclerosis PH270

    Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.  Learn more about the current study Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis at https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/. Pick up a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/
    You can connect with Dr. Wahls via Instagram. @drterrywahls
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 169 - Taking Control of Multiple Sclerosis with Jasmine Joy
    Ep 112 - Dr. Valter Longo on Eating for Longevity
    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.

    • 57 min
    Dr. Aviva Romm on Perfectionism and Living in Survival Mode PH269

    Dr. Aviva Romm on Perfectionism and Living in Survival Mode PH269

    Aviva Romm, MD is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics. A practitioner, teacher, activist and advocate of both environmental health and women’s reproductive rights and health, she has been bridging the best of traditional medicine, total health ecology, and good science for over three decades.  She’s a long-time home birth pioneer and birth activist. Her company’s philanthropic arm, DharmaMoms, provides funding for organizations working toward reproductive justice and birth equity in high risk obstetric communities. She’s also a world renown herbalist, and author of the textbook, Botanical Medicines for Women’s Health, as well as 7 other books, including Hormone Intelligence, an instant New York Times Bestseller, which explores the impact of the world we live in on women’s hormones and health, and brings us a new medicine for women that is at once holistic and natural, while being grounded in the best science and medicine have to offer. Her podcast, articles, books, and online programs help women take back their health and her innovative professional programs are educating a next generation of health practitioners. Dr. Romm lives and practices medicine in the Berkshires and New York City.
    You can connect with Dr. Aviva via Instagram. @dr.avivaromm
    Related Episodes:
    Ep 252 - Healing Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Erin Donaldson
    Ep 189 - Chris Kresser on HPA Axis Dysfunction and the Stress Response
    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 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

BluePrint Podcast ,

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.

shannon byrne ,

A little less “mmhmm”

Could just be my issue. I love Julie and her podcast. Especially on the Dr aviva romm podcast was very distracted by Julie loudly agreeing every 15-20 seconds it took away from what the guest had to share

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