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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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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.

    What we’re still getting wrong about menopause | Mary Claire Haver, M.D., board-certified OBGYN

    What we’re still getting wrong about menopause | Mary Claire Haver, M.D., board-certified OBGYN

    “Menopause is inevitable, but suffering through it is not," says Mary Claire Haver, M.D.
    Mary Claire, a board-certified OBGYN and certified menopause practitioner, joins us to discuss everything a woman needs to know during this hormonal transition and beyond, including:
    - Old vs. new menopause (~00:07)
    - Signs of peri menopause in 30s, 40s & 50s (~02:04)
    - Sleep deprivation during menopause (~05:09)
    - Menopause weight gain (~06:36)
    - How to enhance body composition as you age (~09:25)
    - Protein needs for women (~14:20)
    - The link between food & hot flashes (~16:09)
    - Pros & cons of hormone replacement therapy (~18:43)
    - How to know if you’re a good candidate for HRT (~25:02)
    - Best questions to ask your doctor (~27:23)
    - Why we should have annual midlife wellness visits (~28:28)
    - The future of menopause care (~31:23)
    - A drug that can prolong estrogen production (~33:02)
    - How to measure estrogen swings (~35:10)
    - How to be your own menopause advocate (~39:35)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - Mary Claire's book, The New Menopause
    - The Galveston Diet
    - Follow Mary Claire on Instagram
    - mbg Podcast episode #529, with Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.
    - mbg Podcast episode #480, with Peter Attia, M.D.
    - Statins Peter mentions: PCSK9 inhibitors, Ezetimibe, and Bempedoic Acid
    - WHI study on frailty
    - A study on estrogen therapy & dementia
    - menopause.org
    - Mary Claire's Menopause Empowerment Guide
    - Tests to ask for at the doctor
    - Oviva Therapeutics

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    • 42 min
    Underrated tips to optimize metabolism | Casey Means, M.D., Stanford-trained physician

    Underrated tips to optimize metabolism | Casey Means, M.D., Stanford-trained physician

    “Extreme food cravings are a sign from your body that you are giving it mixed messages," says Casey Means, M.D.
    Casey, a Stanford-trained physician and the co-founder of Levels, joins us to discuss everything you need to know about optimizing your metabolism, including:
    - Casey’s powerful personal story (~00:14)
    - Metabolic health markers to have on your radar (~08:34)
    - Optimal levels Casey likes to see in patients (~14:05)
    - The 6 principles of “good energy” eating (~16:24)
    - Why protein is so key in balancing energy (~26:07)
    - Why muscle mass is so protective (~32:47)
    - Casey’s go-to breakfast (~34:04)
    - Casey’s grocery list must-haves (~37:52)
    - The best blood sugar-balancing hacks (~41:16)
    - The mind-metabolism connection (~46:53)
    - Why fear mongering with food makes metabolic health worse (~51:45)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Casey's book, Good Energy
    - mbg Podcast episode #342, with Casey
    - A survey showing 80% of people are confused about nutrition
    - A study on glucose crashes predicting hunger later in the day
    - Research on the cell danger response
    - Sign up for Casey's newsletter
    - Use code MBG to save 20% off your Wild Health membership

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    • 56 min
    A longevity drug exists—would you take it? | Nir Barzilai, M.D., leading longevity researcher 

    A longevity drug exists—would you take it? | Nir Barzilai, M.D., leading longevity researcher 

    “We have to spend time on our health rather than spend time on diseases," says Nir Barzilai, M.D.
    Nir, a renowned longevity researcher, joins us to discuss pharmaceutical interventions to delay aging, plus:
    - What are gerotherapeutics? (~00:19)
    - What you need to know about antagonistic nutrients (~04:25)
    - Why healthcare costs don’t have to increase as people live longer (~08:55)
    - SuperAgers vs. Blue Zones (~12:40)
    - What are some science-backed longevity genes? (~15:14)
    - The hallmarks of aging (~19:54)
    - How metformin extends longevity (~22:46)
    - Who is the right candidate for longevity drugs? (~25:03)
    - The best age to take a longevity drug (~31:55)
    - Lifestyle interventions for healthy aging (~34:17)
    - Is fasting actually necessary? (~38:18)
    - What to know about mTOR (~41:19)
    - How to test your biological age (~43:10)
    - What to do in your 20s and 30s for healthy aging (~48:16)
    - The role of mindset in aging (~53:45)
    - How repurposing drugs has saved lives (~57:45)
    - Why women have the aging advantage (~01:03:42)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - Nir's book, Age Later
    - Nir's SuperAger study
    - The SuperAgers family study
    - Learn about the antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis of aging
    - Nir's study on metformin & aging
    - TAME trial
    - A study on metformin & COVID outcomes
    - A study on metformin & muscle hypertrophy
    - Nir's study on organ aging
    - A study on metformin & IGF1
    - A study on centenarians & IGF1
    - Episodes #363, #217 & #170, with David Sinclair, Ph.D.
    - Episode #207, with David Fajgenbaum, M.D., MBA, M.Sc., FCPP

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mobility & bone-strengthening tips for women | Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S., board-certified orthopedic surgeon 

    Mobility & bone-strengthening tips for women | Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S., board-certified orthopedic surgeon 

    "There is never an age or a skill level where your body will not respond to the positive energy you put into it to become healthier," says Vonda Wright, M.D., M.S.
    Vonda, a double-board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joins us to discuss the best tips to build muscle, enhance bone density, and support mobility long-term, plus:
    - How the bones & muscles talk to each other (~00:09)
    - How to assess your bone & muscle health (~02:27)
    - How to measure joint health (~09:47)
    - How to assess VO2 max (~11:56)
    - Common lifestyle activities that harm bone & joint health (~13:43)
    - The impact of surfaces on bone health over time (~18:23)
    - How women should strength train as they age (~20:27)
    - Why Vonda doesn’t prefer weight machines (~23:40)
    - How Vonda recommends splitting up workouts (~25:43)
    - Should women do cardio as they age? (~29:19)
    - The power of exercise “snacks” (~32:36)
    - Why estrogen is the “elixir of longevity” (~35:02)
    - Vonda’s nutrition philosophy (~38:21)
    - The role of mindset in extending healthspan (~41:09)
    - How Vonda recommends surgery vs. lifestyle methods (~45:31)
    - The future of orthopedics & recovery (~47:59)
    - Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power to heal yourself (~50:51)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Vonda's lab in Orlando, FL
    - Vonda's free Strong & Courageous guide with sample workouts
    - mbg Podcast episode #514, with Stacy Sims, Ph.D.
    - Check out Vonda's books

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    • 51 min
    What to eat (& avoid) for a healthy gut microbiome | Tim Spector, M.D., epidemiologist & microbiome expert

    What to eat (& avoid) for a healthy gut microbiome | Tim Spector, M.D., epidemiologist & microbiome expert

    "You can change your gut microbiome within about a week just by altering your diet," says Tim Spector, M.D.
    Tim, an epidemiologist, gut microbiome expert, and award-winning scientist and author, joins us to discuss his top science-backed nutrition tips, what to avoid for optimal gut health, plus:
    - What we know about the microbiome today (~00:01)
    - How to eat for an optimal gut microbiome (~01:11)
    - Why there’s no such thing as superfoods (~05:58)
    - Tim’s POV on yogurt (~08:07)
    - How a carnivore diet impacts your microbiome (~10:39)
    - Why low-fat foods are worse for your gut (~15:06)
    - How to assess the health of your microbiome (~17:43)
    - How often should you poop? (~19:43)
    - The link between gut microbiome & healthy weight (~21:27)
    - The future of an Ozempic-like probiotic (~24:51)
    - The most surprising study Tim has worked on (~26:29)
    - What Tim eats in a day for gut health (~29:58)
    - How meal timing impacts your gut microbiome (~32:32)
    - How microbiomes beyond the gut influence health (~36:35)
    - Where gut health science will be years from now (~39:56)
    - 3 gut health tips everyone should keep in mind (~43:11)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - Tim's book, Food For Life: The New Science Of Eating Well
    - Check out ZOE
    - Blue dye study and recipe
    - A study on obesity & gut health
    - A study on twins' sugar & fat responses
    - A study on snack timing
    - Learn more about ZOE's big IF study
    - A study on the gut microbiome & melanoma

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    • 43 min
    Why I eat 12 lbs of salmon a week | GiGi Ashworth, The Salmon Queen

    Why I eat 12 lbs of salmon a week | GiGi Ashworth, The Salmon Queen

    “Every single time I eat salmon, I just feel like a million bucks," says GiGi Ashworth.
    GiGi, an allergen-friendly food personality and cook affectionally known as "The Salmon Queen," joins us to discuss everything you need to know about the omega 3-rich fish, including:
    - What made GiGi fall in love with salmon? (~00:03)
    - How GiGi dealt with restrictive eating habits (~05:14)
    - What she thinks of the carnivore diet (~08:59)
    - Other seafood GiGi loves (~13:14)
    - How to know if you should get an allergy test (~14:51)
    - Why “farm-raised” is not a dirty word (~25:26)
    - How to avoid parasites in fish (~31:14)
    - What GiGi thinks about mercury exposure (~33:25)
    - GiGi’s second favorite type of seafood (~35:10)
    - How GiGi orders at restaurants (~37:14)
    - Her favorite salmon recipe (~39:16)
    - GiGi’s main goal for salmon lovers (~43:07)
    - Get to know GiGi’s husband, a PhD, actor & producer (~47:05)

    Trigger warning: This podcast contains mentions of disordered eating.

    Referenced in the episode:
    - GiGi's book, Seduced By Salmon
    - Follow GiGi on Instagram
    - GiGi's allergy test photo
    - Vivoo
    - Kvarøy Arctic, Blue Circle Foods, MOWI Salmon, and Bakkafrost

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    • 56 min

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