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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 • 1.9K 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.

    How to live stronger, not just longer | Certified holistic nutritionist & personal trainer JJ Virgin, CNS

    How to live stronger, not just longer | Certified holistic nutritionist & personal trainer JJ Virgin, CNS

    “Aging is a privilege but aging powerfully is a choice,” says JJ Virgin. 

    JJ, a celebrity nutritionist, Fitness Hall of Famer, personal trainer, New York Times bestselling author, founder, and podcast host, joins us to share actionable tips to live stronger, not just longer, plus: 

    -Why she uses the mantra “Aging Powerfully” (~02:32) 
    -Fast twitch vs. slow twitch muscles (~04:33)
    -How to start training fast-twitch muscles safely (~06:58)
    -Why you should choose practical > aesthetic exercises (~16:49)
    -How to think about your weekly workout schedule (~23:42)
    -When to double up on workouts (~29:37)
    -Her thoughts on protein recommendations for aging (~32:30)
    -Her favorite home-cooked dinners (~45:13)
    -How the weight loss discourse is changing (~47:16)
    -Her thoughts on Ozempic & how to raise GLP-1 naturally (~51:45)

    Go to shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off your first order of grass-fed whey protein isolate+. 

    Referenced in the episode: 
    -Follow JJ on Instagram (jj.virgin) & YouTube (@jjvirginvideos)
    -Subscribe to JJ’s podcast Well Beyond 40
    -Research showing fast-twitch muscles (type II fibers) decline with age
    -Research showing those who are optimistic about aging live 7.5 years longer
    -Research showing fast-paced walking has more benefits than step count alone
    -Research showing appetite increases during and after menopause


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    How to heal trauma through the mind-body connection | Peter Levine, Ph.D., psychologist & trauma expert

    How to heal trauma through the mind-body connection | Peter Levine, Ph.D., psychologist & trauma expert

    “Trauma isn’t just what happened to us, but rather it's what we hold inside,” says Peter Levine. 
    Peter, a psychologist and leading trauma researcher joins us to discuss how to heal trauma through the mind-body connection and how to use your active imagination for emotional growth, as well as: 
    -How Peter defines trauma (~4:30) 
    -A breathwork exercise for calming trauma response (~8:28)
    -His experience with active imagination (~15:30)
    -The connection between dreams & unconscious mind (~29:00)
    -His personal experience tapping into undiscovered traumatic experiences (36:40)
    -Signs you should try somatic experience (~41:00)
    -How to look out for trauma bonds (~43:00)
    -Relationship patterns & engrams (~44:01)
    -Actionable tips to heal past trauma (~46:00)
    -What about massage? (~49:48)
    -Can you ever get through trauma completely? (~52:00)

    Referenced in this episode: 
    -Follow Peter on Instagram @drpeteralevine
    -Check out Peter’s new book, An Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey
    -Visit somaticexperiencing.com to learn more about Peter’s approach to healing trauma
    -Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20 to get 20% off your first order. 
    -Visit lumen.me/mindbodygreen to get 15% off your order.

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    • 50 min
    How women should eat, exercise, & recover to gain lean muscle | Alyssa Olenick, Ph.D., exercise physiologist

    How women should eat, exercise, & recover to gain lean muscle | Alyssa Olenick, Ph.D., exercise physiologist

    “If we’re well-fed and well-trained and well-recovered, we can do so much,” says Alyssa Olenick. 

    Alyssa, an exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist, and ultra runner, joins us to discuss how women should eat, exercise, and recover to gain lean muscle, plus: 
    -The exercise differences between men and women (~2:04)
    -Signs you’re in an energy deficit  (~6:31)
    -How to assess recovery (~13:52)
    -The ideal protein & carb intake for women (~21:30)
    -Creatine benefits for women (~28:46) 
    -Her favorite carbs for recovery (~34:17)
    -How women should approach resistance training (~39:55) 
    -How to know you’re lifting heavy enough (~45:13)
    -Why you should try to lift to failure on occasion (~47:00)
    -How to make the most of a 30-minute workout (~52:50) 
    -Her thoughts on drop sets (~54:45) 
    -How to know it’s time to switch it up (~57:30)
    -What to do on your off days to stay active (~1:02:00)
    -Why you should take the stairs if you can (~01:06:05) 

    Referenced in the episode: 
    -Follow Alyssa on Instagram @doclyssfitness & YouTube @doclyssfitness. 
    -Subscribe to Alyssa’s podcast Messy Middle
    -New research on creatine for brain health
    -Research on creatine’s benefits for hydration during the luteal phase
    -Doc Lyss Fitness
    -Research on energy deficits and carbohydrate intake in female athletes
    -Research on short-term benefits of creatine for cognitive function
    -Visit wildhealth.com/mbg for 20% off your Wild Health Membership.
    
    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.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The secret sauce to authentic success | Whole Foods co-founder & former CEO John Mackey

    The secret sauce to authentic success | Whole Foods co-founder & former CEO John Mackey

    “If something isn’t working, change it,” says John Mackey. 
    John, the Co-Founder and former CEO of Whole Foods Market, joins us to discuss the art of balancing authenticity and success, his wins and losses as a CEO, and:
    -Who is John Mackey? (~1:30) 
    -His thoughts on the Amazon merger (~5:30) 
    -The high point of his many years as CEO (~8:36) 
    -The biggest changes in groceries since 1980 (~11:20) 
    -His thoughts on Sprouts, Erewhon, & Trader Joe’s (~13:30) 
    -Money-saving tips for shopping at Whole Foods (~23:40)
    -The problem with fad diets (~26:45) 
    -His secret sauce to success (~36:08) 
    -How he keeps an open mind in business and life (~42:10)
    -Advice for entrepreneurs (~55:30)
    Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off your first order of grass-fed whey protein isolate+. 

    Referenced in the episode: 
    -The Whole Story: Adventures in Love, Life, and Capitalism
    - John’s op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal: “The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare”
    -Love.life

    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.

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    • 57 min
    Detecting cancer & cognitive decline as early as possible | Andrew Lacy, co-founder & CEO of Prenuvo

    Detecting cancer & cognitive decline as early as possible | Andrew Lacy, co-founder & CEO of Prenuvo

    “Our health system is $5 trillion today, and we spend 3.5% of that on preventative healthcare,” says Andrew Lacy. 
    Andrew, the founder and CEO of whole-body imaging company Prenuvo joins us to discuss early detection of cancer and cognitive decline and explain why preventative health care needs an update, plus:
    -How Prenuvo is different (~04:08)
    -What does Prenuvo & what does it test for? (~7:38)
    -What are the limitations? (~9:46)
    -The most common findings (~12:50)
    -My personal MRI experience & findings (~15:16)
    -Pancreatic cancer and why cancer rates are growing (~24:00)
    -Early biomarkers of dementia (~30:00) 
    -What about radiation concerns? (~33:30) 
    -How much does Prenuvo cost? (~34:06)
    -Why we need more preventative care (~35:58)
    -Why the current physcial exam is outdated (~37:27)
    -Why Andrew started Prenuvo (~40:30) 
    Use discount code MINDBODYGREEN at checkout or visit http://prenuvo.com/MINDBODYGREEN for $300 off your Prenuvo Whole Body scan.
    Go to shop.mindbodygreen.com/support15 to get 15% off your first order of methylation+.

    Referenced in the episode: 


    Prenuvo 

    Increasing cancer rates amongst young adults

    How the brain shrinks with age

    How much money is spent on preventative care in the U.S.


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    • 41 min
    The science of manifestation | James Doty, M.D., neurosurgeon & Stanford professor

    The science of manifestation | James Doty, M.D., neurosurgeon & Stanford professor

    “Through repetition, we manifest our intentions,”  says James Doty, M.D.
    James, a neurosurgeon, compassion researcher, and Stanford professor joins us to discuss the science of manifestation and how to get what you want by fine-tuning your intentions, including: 
    -The biggest misconceptions about manifestation (~02:18)
    -How to establish a manifesting baseline (~06:16)
    -How to manage expectations when manifesting (~10:07)
    -How to actually manifest wealth (~14:40)
    -James’s inspiring personal story (~16:20)
    -Hedonic happiness vs. eudaemonic happiness (~23:53)
    -The James Doty-approved manifestation method (~26:35)
    -How your surroundings sabotage your manifestations (~31:32)
    -How to identify your true intentions (~33:41)
    -How neuroanatomy influences manifestation (~45:45)
    -A final word of wisdom (~53:00)
    Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com to shop focus+ and use code FOCUSPOD for 20% off your first order. Cannot be combined with gift cards or other discount codes.

    Referenced in the episode:
    -Doty’s latest book Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How it Changes Everything
    -MRI results from longtime meditators
    -The Harvard Study of Adult Development 
    -Karen Armstrong’s portfolio of books on religion
    -​​The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peele

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

meg.m.k.e ,

Wonderful Podcast!

Thanks

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Olenick

I was very interested about the subject matter Alyssa Olenick was speaking on. But, I couldn’t listen because she spoke so fast and with seemingly to take a breath. I couldn’t keep with it. She should have been prepped better

pittbull-lover ,

Great Podcast

I appreciate the meaningful content and experts interviewed. Health is much more than a workout and it’s helpful to learn from a variety of people who are passionate about their health.

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