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The mindbodygreen podcast features host Jason Wachob, founder & co-CEO of mindbodygreen, engaging in open, honest conversations with the people shaping the world of well-being. Join us to expand your mind.

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The mindbodygreen podcast features host Jason Wachob, founder & co-CEO of mindbodygreen, engaging in open, honest conversations with the people shaping the world of well-being. Join us to expand your mind.

    Are healthy foods secretly spiking your blood sugar? | Casey Means, M.D.

    Are healthy foods secretly spiking your blood sugar? | Casey Means, M.D.

    Casey Means, M.D.: “Metabolic health is not just about avoiding long-term chronic illnesses…It's also about feeling good in the moment.”
    Means, a Stanford-trained physician and co-founder of Levels, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss which healthy foods can secretly spike your blood sugar, plus:
    - How your microbiome affects your blood sugar
    - How to prepare your body for a glucose spike
    - Underrated tips to keep your metabolism stable
    - Why you should switch from sweet to savory breakfasts
    - How to actually know if your metabolism is healthy

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Levels.
    - Data showing the average American eats 152 pounds of sugar in one year.
    - A study on how poor sleep can affect metabolism.
    - A study on how microbiome can dictate glucose responses.
    - Levels blog post on the top 10 worst foods for blood sugar.
    - mbg Podcast episode #294, with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
    - Product recommendations: Unreal chocolate quinoa peanut butter cups, Lief Therapeutics HRV monitor, Siete Foods burrito size tortillas, Whole Foods nori sheets, Forager Project cashew milk yogurt.

    Enjoy this episode! 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 1 min
    How to use light for better sleep, skin & overall health | Leland Stillman, M.D.

    How to use light for better sleep, skin & overall health | Leland Stillman, M.D.

    Leland Stillman, M.D.: “People who have sleep issues need to fix their light environment as aggressively as possible.”
    Stillman, a functional medicine doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use light to your advantage, plus:
    - How to mitigate the effects of looking at a screen all day
    - Why you should get morning light without glasses or contacts
    - How dim light can contribute to anxiety
    - How to tell if your blue light blockers are working
    - How light affects your gut & skin microbiome

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Sperti Vitamin D Sunlamp.
    - A red light panel option.
    - Iris and f.lux computer apps.
    - Ra Optics blue light blockers.
    - Safe Living Technologies EMF meter.
    - A study on the link between dim lighting and anxiety.

    Enjoy this episode! 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.

    • 49 min
    The connection between hormones & weight loss | Sara Gottfried, M.D.

    The connection between hormones & weight loss | Sara Gottfried, M.D.

    Sara Gottfried, M.D.: “For women, testosterone is especially important for confidence, agency, and even risk-taking.”
    Gottfried, a Harvard-trained integrative medicine doctor and hormone expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how hormones affect your weight, plus:
    - How the keto diet can hinder your sleep
    - Why women should pay more attention to testosterone
    - How to successfully follow the keto diet for metabolic health
    - How to increase your growth hormone & why it matters
    - How to enhance your gut health with vitamin D

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Gottfried's book, Women, Food, And Hormones.
    - Data showing 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, and an mbg article on what to do about it.
    - Research showing 45% pre-menopausal women had menstrual irregularity on the keto diet.
    - Research showing more than half of those with coronary artery disease have "normal" lipids.
    - Research showing women with higher testosterone more likely to choose risky careers.
    - mbg Podcast episode #294 and #197 with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
    - mbg Podcast episode #293 with Mark Sisson.

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    Enjoy this episode! 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.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    • 46 min
    Melatonin, bedtime myths & why you should prepare for sleep in the morning | Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.

    Melatonin, bedtime myths & why you should prepare for sleep in the morning | Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.

    Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.: “If someone said they haven't consumed water in a few days, you'd be like, 'That's really bad.' The same should be with sleep.” 
    Ferira, mbg's Director of Scientific Affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why winding down is crucial for your health, plus:
    - How to pre-game your sleep
    - Why we're all so wired at bedtime
    - How men & women differ when it comes to sleep
    - The best foods to promote calm & help you rest
    - The link between intermittent fasting & better sleep

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Data showing less than 7 hours of sleep associated with lower micronutrient intake.
    - Dry Farm Wines & Thrive Market wines.
    - Research on 80 mg lavender oil for stabilizing mood.
    - Listen to Ferira's episode on Clean Beauty School.
    - mbg article discussing why you should write your anxious thoughts down.

    Our restful ritual bundle+ has arrived! This duo of calm+ and sleep support+ can help ease overactive thoughts and help you wind down for bed—so that you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling restored.* Visit mindbodygreen.com/unwind to learn more, and use the code RESTPOD at checkout to take up to 20% off the bundle. 

    Enjoy this episode! 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.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    • 1 hr
    How to turn the volume down on your anxiety | Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.

    How to turn the volume down on your anxiety | Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.

    Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.: “[Moving your body] is like giving your brain a bubble bath of fantastic neurochemicals that make you feel better.” 
    Suzuki, a neuroscientist and brain plasticity researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make your anxiety work for you, plus:
    - How to turn stress into resilience
    - How to use affirmations to help with anxiety
    - Why you should talk about your vacations
    - How making smoothies can be meditative, plus her go-to recipe
    - The best type of exercise to grow new brain cells

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Suzuki's book, Good Anxiety.
    - Read more about Suzuki's 10-minute exercise experiment at NYU.
    - A study showing a single bout of exercise can improve attention and executive performance.
    - A study on the power of positive thinking for improving mood.
    - Read more about Patricia Moreno and intenSATI.

    Enjoy this episode! 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.

    • 43 min
    Neurohacking, productivity & why you should work out in the morning | MIT & Harvard-trained brain researcher Elizabeth Ricker

    Neurohacking, productivity & why you should work out in the morning | MIT & Harvard-trained brain researcher Elizabeth Ricker

    Elizabeth Ricker: “Brains are not well-designed for trying to function on too little sleep.”
    Ricker, a neurohacker and MIT and Harvard-trained brain researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to upgrade your brain in 15 minutes a day, plus:
    - How to make habits actually stick
    - Why women are more productive in a warmer temperature
    - How to boost creativity
    - The best type of exercise for cognitive performance
    - Why you should track your micros, not just your macros 

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Ricker's book, Smarter Tomorrow.
    - Download Cronometer.
    - Carol Dweck, Ph.D., on developing a growth mindset.
    - A study showing aerobic and resistance exercise together can boost brain power.
    - Apps to track your mental health through typing patterns such as BiAffect, Mindstrong Health, and Neurametrix.
    - Correction: Around minute 29:00, there is a mention of coffee and l-theanine, but that should have been "caffeine." A cup of coffee has around 100 mg of caffeine. If you are going to use l-theanine and caffeine, please do not take this as a literal dosage recommendation and instead consult a doctor to find a safe dose for your personal health profile. 

    Enjoy this episode! 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.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

colorsofday ,

Informative & engaging!

I love Jason’s podcast, it’s one of my go-to health podcasts! He’s a down-to-earth kind of guy, and interviews amazing professionals in the field of mind-body-health. I always come away from his podcast with some relevant info or tip to implement my healthy lifestyle.

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Fantastic Show🔥🔥🔥

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

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Great podcast

Love the MBG ethos! Great conversations in all areas of wellness and life.

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