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The mindbodygreen podcast explores the infinite possibilities of health & well-being. Hosted by founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob, each episode features a thought-provoking interview with a leader in the health space. Whether you’re thinking about changing what’s on your plate, how you move, or how you think, these conversations are sure to offer solutions in whole-body health.

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    • 4.5 • 1.8K Ratings

The mindbodygreen podcast explores the infinite possibilities of health & well-being. Hosted by founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob, each episode features a thought-provoking interview with a leader in the health space. Whether you’re thinking about changing what’s on your plate, how you move, or how you think, these conversations are sure to offer solutions in whole-body health.

    Underrated biohacking tools for women | Personalized medicine physician Molly Maloof, M.D.

    Underrated biohacking tools for women | Personalized medicine physician Molly Maloof, M.D.

    Molly Maloof, M.D.: “It still blows me away [how many] doctors don't require vitamin D testing.”
    Molly, a leading biohacker and personalized medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss all the underrated—and overrated—methods to increase healthspan and boost longevity, plus:
    - Molly’s medical background & professional work (~01:51)
    - Why the biohacking conversation skews more male (~05:22)
    - How Molly optimizes her HRV levels (~06:40)
    - What women should focus on when biohacking (~12:50)
    - Which labs you should ask for at the doctor (~17:16)
    - Why parasites are more common than you think (~23:00)
    - How to know if your mitochondria are healthy (~29:10)
    - Underrated tips to stimulate mitochondria (~32:41)
    - Sneaky factors that may damage mitochondria (~35:14)
    - How long to intermittent fast to optimize mitochondria (~42:01)
    - Why women should get more protein (~47:55)
    - Why protein consumption means nothing if you don’t exercise (~51:45)
    - How social connection influences longevity & health span (~53:42)
    - How to balance processed social connection (~56:46)
    - Overrated biohacks that shouldn’t get as much hype (~01:00:58)
    - How self-love leads to longevity (~01:08:20)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Molly's book, The Spark Factor.
    - mbg Podcast episode #146, with Molly.
    - Check out Molly's website.
    - NuCalm.
    - HigherDose PEMF Mat.
    - Centropix PEMF Mat.
    - MUD/WTR.
    - Ion Layer NAD patches.
    - BiOptimizers.
    - mbg Podcast episode #451, with Chris Palmer, M.D.
    - Brain Energy, by Chris Palmer, M.D.
    - mbg Podcast episodes #411, #293, and #29, with Mark Sisson.
    - Research on excessive HIIT training & mitochondria.
    - mbg Podcast episode #466, with Don Layman, Ph.D.
    - mbg Podcast episode #468, with Robert Waldinger, M.D.
    - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
    - Lisa's book, The Awakened Brain.
    - Lisa's study on depression & spirituality.
    - mbg Podcast episode #322, with Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
    - Sign up for The Long Game. 

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Has the wellness industrial complex gone too far? | Maya Feller, R.D.

    Has the wellness industrial complex gone too far? | Maya Feller, R.D.

    Maya Feller, R.D.: “There's so much space for slowing down and prioritizing rest without guilt and shame.” 
    Maya, a registered dietitian and cookbook author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss all the diverse, nourishing dishes that come from across the globe, plus:
    - Maya’s background & nutrition career (~00:20)
    - Why our country is in a health crisis (~10:03)
    - Why aren’t we teaching kids about proper nutrition? (~13:42)
    - Why BMI is inherently flawed (~19:41)
    - Why so many people still eat so unhealthy (~22:14)
    - Why “adding” instead of “limiting” is a better way forward (~25:40)
    - The CGM shortage & why it’s a major problem (~28:59)
    - Where the wellness industry complex went wrong (~33:05)
    - How to cut through iffy nutrition trends (~36:14)
    - Processed foods versus ultra-processed foods (45:16)
    - Is it problematic that institutions fund nutrition studies? (50:09)
    - How to make wellness feel a lot less shame-y (~57:24) 
    - Why traditional cooking methods are often healthier (~59:58)
    - Standout foods from around the world we should all be eating (~01:04:28)
    - Maya’s go-to recipe when she’s stretched for time (~01:08:07)
    - The link between flavor & health (~01:09:17)
    - Why we should welcome disagreement in the health space (~01:10:43)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Maya's book, Eating From Our Roots.
    - mbg Podcast episode #232 and #162, with Maya.
    - Read the guidance on childhood obesity by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    - mbg Podcast episode #445, with Scott Galloway.
    - A NY Times article discussing what makes content go viral.
    - News that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was receiving funding and investing in companies that create ultra-processed food.
    - Sign up for our health coaching program.
    - mbg Podcast episode #413, #362, and #222, with Jeff Bland, Ph.D.
    - Sign up for The Long Game. 

    We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The secret sauce of happiness | Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, M.D.

    The secret sauce of happiness | Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, M.D.

    Robert Waldinger, M.D.: “People who are more concerned about others are happier.”
    Robert, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Zen practitioner, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to live a life full of purpose, happiness, and health, plus:
    - Robert’s professional background and research (~00:13)
    - What makes up a “good” life? (~01:15)
    - The longest study every done on adult life (~02:01)
    - What happiness looked like 80 years ago versus today (~03:21)
    - Why we’re more unhappy than ever (~06:27)
    - Why strong relationships are crucial for well-being (~07:39)
    - How happiness changes as you age (~10:03)
    - The biggest takeaways from the Harvard Study of Adult Development (~11:42)
    - How casual relationships impact your health (~12:54)
    - How technology & social media really affects happiness (~14:33)
    - Why wealth & fame makes some people happy but not others (~17:26)
    - A meditation practice for genuine happiness (~21:04)
    - Why loneliness is a huge health issue (~22:33)
    - How to make genuine connects with others (~23:33)
    - The role of purpose & community in happiness (~30:16)
    - The biggest happiness myths (~34:37)
    - Why not every friendship has to last (~37:02)
    - The keys to maintaining happiness from generation to generation (~39:21)
    - The future of happiness research (~43:11)
    - How to start a social fitness routine (~45:32)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Robert's book, The Good Life.
    - The Harvard Study of Adult Development.
    - Watch Robert's TED Talk.
    - Huberman Lab Podcast episode on happiness.
    - A survey revealing 1 in 4 Gen Z-ers plan to become influencers.
    - Bowling Alone, by Robert Putnam.
    - Read more about Erik Erikson's theory of generativity.
    - Sign up for The Long Game. 

    We hope you enjoy this episode sponsored by NerdWallet, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

    • 47 min
    The new science of longevity | Psychologist Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

    The new science of longevity | Psychologist Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

    Elissa Epel, Ph.D.: “Ritual is the foundation of relaxation.”
    Elissa, an internationally renowned health psychologist and stress researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss science-backed, actionable tips to reduce your mental burden, plus:
    - Elissa’s background & work at UCSF (~00:31)
    - The link between telomeres & longevity (~02:27)
    - How to increase telomere length (~05:42)
    - The best type of exercise for longevity (~09:22)
    - How hot & cold therapy can ease anxiety (~11:16)
    - The best diet for longevity & mental health (~14:31)
    - The connection between resistance training & healthy aging (~19:23)
    - How sleep plays a role in telomere length (~23:03)
    - How to measure your telomeres (~25:45)
    - How telomere length gets passed down by generation (~29:44)
    - Why you become more emotionally resilient as you age (~35:01)
    - How to “think” yourself younger (~36:34)
    - Why you should reframe how you think about stress (~41:00)
    - How to let go of control & manage stress (~42:28)
    - How to increase your resilience muscles (~43:25)
    - How prioritizing your time can reduce stress (~52:45)
    - How rituals can help you relax (~55:39)
    - Elissa’s daily stress-busting routine (~01:01:14)
    - The future of longevity & the mind-body connection (~01:03:01)
    - One thing you can do today to better manage stress (~01:06:45)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Elissa's book, The Stress Prescription.
    - Elissa's previous book, The Telomere Effect.
    - A study on aerobic exercise & reduced stress in caregivers.
    - A study on omega-3's & telomere length.
    - A study on body temperature & depression.
    - Research on sauna bathing health benefits.
    - Elissa's study on soda & telomeres.
    - A study on sleep & telomere length.
    - A study on passing on telomere length.
    - A study on mindfulness training & moms.
    - A study on self-silencing & mortality.
    - mbg Podcast episode #389, with Jennifer Heisz, Ph.D.
    - mbg Podcast episode #453, with Aric Prather, Ph.D.
    - Aric's book, The Sleep Prescription.
    - mbg Podcast episode #459, with Gabor Maté, M.D.
    - mbg Podcast episode #397, with Becca Levy, Ph.D.
    - mbg Podcast episodes #411, #293, and #29, with Mark Sisson.
    - Learn more about the John W. Brick Foundation.
    - Learn more about telomere testing.
    - Check out mbg's sleep support+.
    - Sign up for The Long Game.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The ultimate protein episode | Nutrition scientist Don Layman, Ph.D.

    The ultimate protein episode | Nutrition scientist Don Layman, Ph.D.

    Don Layman, Ph.D.: “All proteins aren't equal.”
    Don, a protein and amino acid requirements researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to determine your individual protein needs, plus:
    - Why protein is such an emotional topic (~02:00)
    - Why muscle mass is so critical as you age (~04:35)
    - How to know if you have healthy muscle mass (~07:32)
    - How much protein you need to build & maintain muscle mass (~09:37)
    - How the RDA for protein was actually established (~13:41)
    - How protein needs differ depending on height, weight & muscle mass (~21:02)
    - Why you should prioritize protein at breakfast (~24:58)
    - How to meet your protein goals while intermittent fasting (~29:00)
    - Is there such a thing as too much protein (~31:50)
    - Why not all protein is created equal (~35:45)
    - What to look for in a protein powder (~37:22)
    - When to consume protein after a workout (~42:24)
    - Can fake meat help you fill your protein gap? (~50:21)
    - How resistance exercise lowers your protein need (~52:36)
    - The role of mTOR and protein intake (~56:52)
    - What makes nutrition science so confusing (~01:02:56)
    - How to properly read a research study (~01:06:50)
    - Why saturated fat isn’t always bad. (~01:11:07)
    - How Don defines a healthy diet (~01:15:24)
    - How much protein kids actually need (~01:18:12)
    - How protein can help with weight management (~01:24:26)
    - How a healthy gut microbiome changes your protein needs (~01:25:08)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Research that 1 out of 4 people will fall over age 65.
    - Don's study on redistributing protein.
    - Read our 2023 Wellness Trend on higher protein diets.
    - Check out Don's protein powder.
    - Check out Don's research publications.
    - Research from Ron Krauss on saturated fats.
    - Research on leucine & skeletal muscle.
    - Human weight loss study on protein & exercise.
    - A study on gut microbiome health & protein needs.
    - mbg Podcast episode #47, with Valter Longo, Ph.D.
    - Sign up for The Long Game. 

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    How to change your brain to get what you want | Neuroscientist Tara Swart Bieber, M.D., Ph.D.

    How to change your brain to get what you want | Neuroscientist Tara Swart Bieber, M.D., Ph.D.

    Tara Swart Bieber, M.D., Ph.D.: “Take small steps towards the things that you want.” 
    Tara, a neuroscientist, former medical doctor, and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually change your brain chemistry to achieve what you want this year, plus:
    - Tara’s background and professional work (~00:31)
    - How tara started writing about the law of attraction (~01:59)
    - The science of visualization & manifestation (~04:27)
    - A 4-step process to manifest your goals (~09:44)
    - Why an abundance mindset is critical for manifesting (~14:52)
    - Why you can’t manifest without taking action (~22:21)
    - How to know when to let go of a goal (~25:51)
    - How to strengthen your manifesting muscles (~27:47)
    - How to interact with the universe (~32:06)
    - How your relationships can help & harm your goals (~34:08)
    - How your hormones affect the law of attraction (~36:21)
    - Why you should manifest smaller goals this year (~38:45)
    - How purpose impacts your goals (~42:52)
    - How to know if you’re good at manifesting (~49:55)
    - How sleep posture affects your brain health (~51:41)
    - How to manifest a good night’s sleep (~53:18)
    - How to change your brain & reinvent your life (~56:59)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Tara's book, The Source.
    - Check out Tara's wind down routine on mbg.
    - The best sleep position for brain health.
    - Tara's IG Reel on sleep posture.
    - Tara's podcast, Reinvent Yourself with Dr. Tara.
    - mbg Podcast episode #457, with Courtney Peterson, Ph.D.
    - Read more about the Tetris effect.
    - Check out the song Tara co-wrote, "Carry On."
    - Sign up for The Long Game. 

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    • 59 min

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1.8K Ratings

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Keeps getting better

I’ve listened for years now to mindbodygreen and tried many other health and wellness podcasts. MBG stands out for quality of content, meaningful topics and thoughtful content. The questions & discussions keep getting better and better. It’s the first health podcast I recommend to friends and family. I thank them for their commitment to the space and quality content.

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Great podcast today w Maya Feller, RD. She had some great advice on not going to extremes, and Jason, your feedback was helpful as well. My kids are grown but I’m horrified at the things I fed them when they were young, so many packaged foods that we saw as normal in the Midwest suburbs! Just eat real food!!

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The latest interview felt very out of touch and smug. I continually tune in intermittently to see if the tone and context of this podcast has changed but it hasn’t. Not my cup of tea anymore

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