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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 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.

    The best brain health tips for women | Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., neuroscientist & certified nutritionist 

    The best brain health tips for women | Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., neuroscientist & certified nutritionist 

    “Your brain cells stay with you for life. If you damage them, you don't have a second choice," says Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.
    Lisa, a neuroscientist, certified integrative nutritionist, and holistic healthcare practitioner, joins us to discuss how women at every stage of life can protect their brains, plus:
    - How menopause affects women’s brains (~00:25)
    - How to strengthen your brain in your 30s and 40s (~02:15)
    - Which tests to ask for at the doctor (~05:33)
    - How to find a menopause specialist (~08:56)
    - The markers of Alzheimer’s everyone should be aware of (~14:48)
    - What we’re getting wrong about the Alzheimer’s gene (~18:07)
    - Red flags in a doctor you shouldn’t ignore (~21:04)
    - How to know if you’ll benefit from hormone replacement therapy (~24:10)
    - The best type of exercise for menopause symptoms (~26:15)
    - The healthiest way to drink coffee as you age (~28:30)
    - At what age is it OK to start drinking coffee? (~32:15)
    - How to set your brain up for success before menopause (~35:42)
    - Lisa’s POV on intermittent fasting (~41:07)
    - Cutting-edge research on menopause & the brain (~43:12)
    - The research study Lisa is most proud of (~47:48)
    - Advice for women struggling with sleep (~52:32)
    - The role of mindset in menopause symptoms (~56:37)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - Lisa's book, The Menopause Brain
    - Episode #195, with Lisa
    - Learn more about Weill Cornell Medicine's Midlife Clinic
    - The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center in Las Vegas
    - Episode #404, with Maria Shriver
    - Lisa's 2021 study on menopause & the brain
    - Sign up for Lisa's observational study
    - Lisa's sleep doctor recs: Daniel A. Barone, MD, Ana C. Krieger, MD, and Andrew W. Varga, MD
    - Research on women's happiness post-menopause

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to have a more resilient brain | Sue Varma, M.D., board-certified psychiatrist 

    How to have a more resilient brain | Sue Varma, M.D., board-certified psychiatrist 

    “You don't have to stop. Sometimes you just need to pause, recalibrate, and reassess what the options are," says Sue Varma, M.D.
    Sue, a board-certified psychiatrist, joins us to discuss how to cultivate incredible resilience and growth, plus:
    - What is practical optimism? (~00:04)
    - How to approach circumstances you have no control over (~03:41)
    - The role of hope & faith (~06:42)
    - Why toxic positivity sets us up for failure (~08:35)
    - Sue’s take on manifestation (~10:06)
    - The power of being alone, not lonely (~14:06)
    - The 8 pillars of practical optimism (~16:23)
    - Why we should all be social snacking (~22:06)
    - What happens when we don’t feel seen (~26:07)
    - How to identify your purpose (~30:03)
    - How to measure your level of optimism (~31:45)
    - How much of the population is actually optimistic? (~36:38)
    - Sue’s 4 M’s of mental health (~39:37)
    - What to do when you start to negatively spiral (~42:55)
    - How to start a worry diary (~45:11)
    - Why women report higher stress levels (~46:17)
    - The optimistic future of women’s sports (~48:57)
    - How optimism leads to exceptional longevity (~52:51)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - Sue's book, Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being
    - mbg Podcast episode #, with Michael Easter
    - A study on mild electric shock vs. being alone
    - Research on conversations with strangers & happiness
    - A study showing 25% of optimism is genetic
    - A NYT article about Sue's salsa dancing
    - Harvard adult development study on relationships & health

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    • 56 min
    The ultimate oral health episode | Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist 

    The ultimate oral health episode | Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist 

    “If you have bad breath, mouthwash actually makes it worse," says Mark Burhenne, DDS.
    Mark, a functional dentist, joins us to discuss *everything* you need to know about oral health, including:

    - The link between breath & oral health (~00:13)
    - Mark’s recommended oral care routine (~04:01)
    - What to look for & avoid in a toothpaste (~05:52)
    - Mark’s POV on mouthwash (~09:47)
    - How poor oral health can lead to chronic disease (~13:33)
    - Why everyone should practice tongue scraping (~17:55)
    - A grocery list for optimal oral health (~22:05)
    - The benefits of mouth taping (~28:18)
    - How to get the most out of your dentist visit (~30:16)
    - What Mark thinks about fluoride (~35:37)
    - Mark’s POV on X-rays & teeth whitening (~38:16)
    - How to find the right dentist for your goals (~46:29)
    - How to optimize your Invisalign or braces experience (~48:15)
    - The best time to remove your wisdom teeth (~52:57)
    - Root canals & implants (~57:35)
    - Dentist red flags (~01:03:43)
    - What to know before getting veneers or crowns (~01:06:57)
    - The future of functional dentistry (~01:08:40)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - Follow Mark on Instagram.
    - Check out Ask The Dentist.
    - Learn more about FYGG.
    - A UCSF study on oral health & Alzheimer's.
    - Research on satiety & flavor.
    - A study on frequent use of mouthwash & prediabetes
    - mbg Podcast episode #245, with James Nestor.
    - mbg Podcast episode #317, with Patrick McKeown.
    - Check out Mark's dentist directory.
    - Bristle Oral Health Test.
    - A study on maternal fluoride use & offspring IQ.
    - Read more about fluoride science on trial.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Relationship red flags & how to find The One | John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D., the world’s leading relationship experts

    Relationship red flags & how to find The One | John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D., the world’s leading relationship experts

    “If you're dealing with an issue, don't describe your partner. Describe yourself, your feelings, and your needs," says Julie Gottman, Ph.D.
    Julie and John Gottman, Ph.D., leading relationship experts and founders of the Gottman Institute, join us to discuss how to know if your partner is long-term material, plus:
    - The top ingredients for a loving relationship (~00:02)
    - The three main conflict styles (~02:34)
    - The “bomb drop” fight (~09:16)
    - What to do if you feel “flooded” during a fight (~11:17)
    - The “shallows” fight (~16:17)
    - How to resolve “the standoff” (~19:20)
    - How couples can rebuild their relationship post-affair (~28:43)
    - What causes affairs? (~34:20)
    - The Gottmans’ top 3 green flags in a relationship (~35:56)
    - How to know if you’ve found The One (~43:01)
    - What causes unhappy marriages? (~46:02)
    - How to know if you’re ready for a serious relationship (~50:51)
    - The Gottmans’ No. 1 tip for successful relationships (~54:18)

    Referenced in the episode:
    - The Gottmans' book, Fight Right.
    - mbg Podcast episodes #320 and #461, with the Gottmans.
    - Learn more about the Gottmans' research on marriage and couples.
    - Check out Caryl Rusbult's research.
    - Research on recovering after an affair.

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    • 57 min
    The genetics of longevity & how to live to 122 | William J. Kole, editor and foreign correspondent 

    The genetics of longevity & how to live to 122 | William J. Kole, editor and foreign correspondent 

    “No conversation about lifespan is complete without a discussion of healthspan," says William J. Kole
    William, a veteran reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent, joins us to discuss how to stay healthy and mobile well into your 80s, 90s, and even 100s of years, plus:
    - Common themes with the longest living humans (~00:08)
    - How much of a role does genetics play? (~01:31)
    - Lifestyle methods that make a difference in longevity (~04:48)
    - The power of a positive attitude (~07:01)
    - The dangers of loneliness (~10:20)
    - Why we should prioritize intergenerational connections (~15:18)
    - The role of retirement in longevity (~19:05)
    - What we can learn from Jane Goodall (~21:26)
    - Why you should never stop learning (~23:54)  
    - The power of purpose (~27:23)
    - The link between faith, prayer & longevity (~29:59)
    - Should aging be classified as a disease? (~34:00)
    - The future of immunotherapy (~36:20)
    - How radiopharmaceuticals change the longevity game (~41:21)
    - What William has changed based on his research (~42:49)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - William's book, The Big 100.
    - New England Centenarian Study.
    - Livingto100.com
    - A study on positive attitudes & longevity.
    - The Centenarian Portrait Project.
    - mbg Podcast episode #504, with Ellen Langer, Ph.D.
    - mbg Podcast episodes #363, #217 & #170, with David Sinclair, Ph.D.
    - Cleerly.
    - mbg Podcast episode #344, with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
    - Research on depressive feelings & higher resource communities.

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    • 47 min
    How to heal your emotional wounds | Vienna Pharaon, LMFT, marriage & family therapist

    How to heal your emotional wounds | Vienna Pharaon, LMFT, marriage & family therapist

    “What you don't resolve your children will have to face,” says Vienna Pharaon, LMFT.
    Vienna, a licensed marriage and family therapist and one of NYC's most sought after relationship therapists, joins us to discuss how to work through the emotional trauma you don’t even know exists, plus:
    - Why everyone has emotional wounds (~00:13)
    - Why you pursue emotionally unavailable people (~01:40)
    - What causes a worthiness wound (~06:47)
    - The 5 core emotional wounds (~09:38)
    - Is your determination a trauma response? (~13:37)
    - How to keep emotional wounds from being an obstacle (~19:56)
    - How birth order affects your personality (~25:21)
    - How to raise emotionally mature children (~31:26)
    - How trauma shows up in relationships (~33:43)
    - How to know if you’re ready for a serious relationship (~40:55)
    - The most common relationship killers (~44:26)
    - How to prevent resentment in your relationship (~47:38)
    - Are you emotionally mature? (~51:43)
    - How to become a better friend & partner (~55:38)
    - Questions to ask yourself to identify trauma (~57:45)
    - How to have more compassion for others (~59:50)

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    Referenced in the episode:
    - Vienna's book, The Origins Of You.
    - Take Vienna's "What's your origin wound?" quiz.
    - Research on depressive feelings & higher resource communities.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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This episode with Thomas Hübl, Ph.D., is a game-changer! His insights into healing generational trauma are nothing short of extraordinary. It's a deep dive into recognizing trauma symptoms, healing ancestral wounds, and becoming emotionally resilient. If you're interested in personal growth and healing, don't miss this one.

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