Episodes
Published 04/08/24
“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...
Published 04/08/24
"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...
Published 04/01/24
"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...
Published 03/25/24
“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...
Published 03/18/24
"In my practice, a significant number of people with autoimmune disease have a history of toxic stress and trauma," says Sara Gottfried, M.D. Sara, a Harvard- and MIT-trained integrative medicine doctor and four-time New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss the emotional triggers for autoimmune disease, plus: - How traditional medicine falls short with autoimmune disease (~00:02) - Subtle signs of an autoimmune issue (~02:25) - How trauma impacts your health (~04:27) - How to...
Published 03/11/24
“I consider food a gift we give ourselves three times a day, so let's make it good," says Kimbal Musk. Kimbal, a professional chef, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, joins us to discuss his top cooking tips and how to infuse your food with love, plus:  - How to respect the animals you eat (~00:29) - Why regenerative farming is the future (~05:23) - Why every child should learn to grow food (~07:34) - The role restaurants play in community & connection (~10:50) - Why you should cook at...
Published 03/04/24
“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...
Published 02/26/24
“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...
Published 02/19/24
“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...
Published 02/15/24
“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...
Published 02/12/24
“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...
Published 02/05/24
“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...
Published 02/01/24
“A moment of awareness and a strategy can truly make what feels overwhelming more doable,” says Jennifer Taitz, Psy.D. Jennifer, a licensed clinical psychologist, joins us to discuss actionable tips for reducing stress, plus: - Jennifer’s favorite strategy for in-the-moment anxiety (~00:02) - The most relaxing song, according to science (~04:08) - The power of bite-sized doses of hope (~06:34) - The worst TikTok hacks for stress (~09:44) - The brain benefits of getting out of your comfort...
Published 01/29/24
“The things that you can do to improve your brain health have very little to do with adding special things to the diet. They really have to do with subtracting things from the diet that are working against your brain in the first place," says Georgia Ede, M.D. Georgia, a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist, joins us to discuss sneaky foods that rob your brain of energy, plus: - The biggest misconceptions about brain foods (~00:23) - What to remove from your diet for brain health...
Published 01/22/24
“The average person today sees more information in one day than a person 700 years ago would have seen in their entire life," says Michael Easter. Michael, a health journalist and New York Times bestselling author, joins us to discuss how to reintroduce yourself to moderation and ruck your way to better health, plus: - Why do we overdo everything? (~00:03) - How to overcome information overload (~02:35) - Possessions and abundance (~05:42) - Consequences of superabundance on our well-being...
Published 01/15/24
“Dehydration is a leading cause of constipation," says Mary Pardee, N.D. Mary, a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor, joins us to discuss everything you need to know about healing your gut and optimizing body comp, plus: - The link between over-restriction & digestive issues (~00:13) - What we get wrong with elimination diets (~04:03) - Why dairy & gluten aren’t always the problem (~06:23) - How to assess your overall gut health (~12:49) - Mary’s top tips to optimize your gut...
Published 01/08/24
“Don't underestimate the power of curiosity," says Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. Jud, a neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, joins us to discuss how to reduce unhealthy food cravings, plus: - Why do we eat when we’re not hungry? (~00:09) - What really drives hunger? (~02:59) - Should you see a nutritionist or neuroscientist? (~06:42) - The psychological component of weight loss (~11:14) - How to overcome food cravings (~15:32) - Why willpower doesn’t exist (~19:56) - How personality types...
Published 01/04/24
“You control your aging in your own hands," says Anthony Youn, M.D. Anthony, a holistic plastic surgeon, joins us to discuss sneaky factors that accelerate skin aging, plus: - How nutrient depletion impacts your skin (~00:24) - How lack of protein affects your skin (~03:34) - What you need to know about collagen supplements (~05:58) - The 101 on inflammation & skin health (~07:53) - How seed oils affect your skin (~10:48) - Why we should talk more about cellular waste (~13:28) - How to...
Published 01/01/24
“You have the power at the end of your fork to help calm your mind,” says Uma Naidoo, M.D. Uma, a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist, nutritional biologist, and professional chef, joins us to discuss shopping recs, expert-approved recipes, and meal plans to optimize your gut-brain connection, plus: - Uma’s go-to breakfasts for brain health (~00:33) - The best nutrients for your brain (~02:57) - The best brain-healthy grains (~04:46) - Uma’s CALMS grocery list (~06:45) - Can nutrition...
Published 12/26/23
“Most people are happier at 70 than they were at 30," says Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. Arthur, a social scientist and professor at Harvard, joins us to discuss how to maintain deep friendships, find your purpose, and strengthen your joy muscles, plus: - The biggest myths about happiness (~00:10) - How Arthur defines happiness (~03:23) - Enjoyment vs. pleasure (~05:24) - The problem with extreme thinking (~11:43) - What we’re getting wrong about satisfaction (~13:43) - How to find your life’s...
Published 12/18/23
“We're at the dawn of a sensory renaissance,” says Maureen Seaberg. Maureen, a polysynesthete and author, joins us to discuss how we may be able to “smell” our way to optimal health, plus: - How to tap into your sensory superpowers (~00:14) - How Maureen discovered her synesthesia (~05:19) - How many people have synesthesia (~07:47) - Can synesthesia be taught? (~09:47) - The power of remote sensing (~13:22) - What sensory superpowers tell us about consciousness (~20:07) - What we know about...
Published 12/11/23
“The conversation about Zone 2 is all based on male physiology and male data," says Stacy Sims, Ph.D. Stacy, an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women, discusses what women need to know about today’s buzziest longevity topics, plus: - Women are not small men (~00:12) - Stacy’s dream research study (~01:54) - How your menstrual cycle can inform your workouts (~02:25) - Stacy’s POV on birth control pills (~04:39) -...
Published 12/04/23
"When uric acid is high, it predicts the development of kidney disease, high blood pressure, and obesity," says Richard Johnson, M.D. Richard, a board-certified internal medicine doctor who has researched obesity and diabetes for 20+ years, joins us to discuss the more complex, controversial areas of kidney health, plus: - The role of oxalates & dairy in kidney health (~00:14) - How to assess your kidney health (~07:33) - High-purine foods to avoid (~14:43) - Richard’s viral findings on...
Published 11/27/23
“Fear of other people's opinions might be one of the great constrictors for human potential," says Michael Gervais, Ph.D. Michael, one of the world’s top high-performance psychologists, joins us for a master class on reducing anxiety, boosting self confidence, and overcoming FOPO— the fear of other people’s opinions—plus: - What is FOPO & why is it detrimental? (~00:18) - How to know if you suffer from FOPO (~07:55) - When comparison can be a motivator (~09:27) - The recipe for...
Published 11/20/23