Episodes
Maya Feller, R.D.: “There's so much space for slowing down and prioritizing rest without guilt and shame.”  Maya, a registered dietitian and cookbook author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss all the diverse, nourishing dishes that come from across the globe, plus: - Maya’s background & nutrition career (~00:20) - Why our country is in a health crisis (~10:03) - Why aren’t we teaching kids about proper nutrition? (~13:42) - Why BMI is inherently flawed (~19:41) - Why so many...
Published 01/30/23
Published 01/23/23
Robert Waldinger, M.D.: “People who are more concerned about others are happier.” Robert, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Zen practitioner, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to live a life full of purpose, happiness, and health, plus: - Robert’s professional background and research (~00:13) - What makes up a “good” life? (~01:15) - The longest study every done on adult life (~02:01) - What happiness looked like 80 years ago versus today (~03:21) - Why we’re more unhappy than...
Published 01/23/23
Elissa Epel, Ph.D.: “Ritual is the foundation of relaxation.” Elissa, an internationally renowned health psychologist and stress researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss science-backed, actionable tips to reduce your mental burden, plus: - Elissa’s background & work at UCSF (~00:31) - The link between telomeres & longevity (~02:27) - How to increase telomere length (~05:42) - The best type of exercise for longevity (~09:22) - How hot & cold therapy can ease anxiety...
Published 01/16/23
Don Layman, Ph.D.: “All proteins aren't equal.” Don, a protein and amino acid requirements researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to determine your individual protein needs, plus: - Why protein is such an emotional topic (~02:00) - Why muscle mass is so critical as you age (~04:35) - How to know if you have healthy muscle mass (~07:32) - How much protein you need to build & maintain muscle mass (~09:37) - How the RDA for protein was actually established (~13:41) - How...
Published 01/09/23
Tara Swart Bieber, M.D., Ph.D.: “Take small steps towards the things that you want.”  Tara, a neuroscientist, former medical doctor, and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually change your brain chemistry to achieve what you want this year, plus: - Tara’s background and professional work (~00:31) - How tara started writing about the law of attraction (~01:59) - The science of visualization & manifestation (~04:27) - A 4-step process to manifest your...
Published 01/02/23
Vivian Chen, M.D.: “The body needs you to nourish it in order to detox effectively.” Vivian, an internal medicine physician, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why "detoxing" deserves a rebrand, little ways to detox every single day, plus: - Vivian’s professional background & journey to medicine (~00:17) - Biggest toxins to avoid at all costs (~09:21) - Easy tweaks to avoid toxins in your home (~10:32) - What detoxing actually means (~14:40) - How to support your natural...
Published 12/29/22
Anastacia Marx de Salcedo: “Let exercise be thy medicine.” Anastacia, a nonfiction writer and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how regular exercise has the ability to transform your health, even if you subscribe to a not-so-balanced eating plan. For the record, we still believe that health begins on one’s plate—but exercise may be way more important than we thought. In this episode, they cover: - Anastacia’s personal health journey (~00:58) - Anastacia’s personal nutrition...
Published 12/26/22
Bryce Appelbaum, O.D., FCOVD: “Vision problems are brain problems.” Bryce, a board-certified optometrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to actually strengthen and protect your vision (way beyond blue light blockers), plus: - Bryce’s background in vision therapy (~00:28) - How vision impacts physical performance (~04:54) - The difference between vision & eyesight (~07:06) - The link between vision health & ADHD diagnoses (~11:28) - Why you should engage in vision...
Published 12/22/22
Julie Gottman, Ph.D. & John Gottman, Ph.D.: “Touch is as essential to our well-being as food, water, and exercise.”  The Gottmans, renowned psychologists, co-founders of the Gottman Institute, and the world’s leading experts in the study of relationships, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss little things you can do to secure a long-term relationship, plus: - New challenges many couples face (~01:08) - The power of touch for overall well-being (~03:18) - Little things to do on a...
Published 12/19/22
Dan Buettner: “People who have at least 3 friends they can count on on a bad day live about 8 years longer than people who are completely isolated.” Dan, a longevity expert, National Geographic fellow, and founder of the Blue Zones, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss joy, social connection, and underrated longevity foods, plus: - Dan’s Blue Zones work in the past year (~00:47) - Dan’s journey to find “lost” foods (~02:46) - Why processed food is often cheaper to make (~06:02) - How...
Published 12/15/22
Gabor Maté, M.D.: “95% of trauma is multi-generational. You unwittingly pass it on.”  Gabor, a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally renowned speaker, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how buried trauma can harm your health, plus: - Gabor’s upbringing & his professional work around trauma (~00:42) - What trauma really means (~05:07) - Gabor’s personal experience with trauma (~10:18) - How trauma gets passed down from one generation to the next...
Published 12/12/22
Robynne Chutkan, M.D.: “If we're not moving, neither are our bowels.”  Robynne, an integrative gastroenterologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss daily habits for better gut health, plus: - Robynne’s research on the gut microbiome (~00:33) - Robynne’s background as a gastroenterologist (~02:36) - How the science on the microbiome has evolved (~06:22) - How to know if your gut microbiome is healthy (~09:35) - How diet affects your gut microbiome (~11:49) - What makes...
Published 12/08/22
Courtney Peterson, Ph.D.: “Your blood sugar control is best in the mid to late morning.” Courtney, a nutrition scientist and internationally recognized researcher in the field of intermittent fasting, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss meal timing for your metabolism, plus: - Courtney’s background as a nutrition scientist (~00:16) - The benefits of a time-restricted eating window (~05:20) - The best eating window for longevity (~08:47) - Why you shouldn’t skip breakfast (~10:19) - The...
Published 12/05/22
Daniel Lieberman, M.D.: “We've gotten so good at the future that we've lost our ability to be happy and fulfilled in the present.” Daniel, a psychiatrist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your dopamine, plus: - The relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~01:36) - Why you can’t control your unconscious mind (~04:19) - How the research of unconsciousness has evolved (~06:26) - How to have a productive relationship...
Published 12/01/22
Kat Toups, M.D.: “Retirement is actually considered a risk factor for dementia.”  Kat, a functional medicine psychiatrist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss her daily tips to prevent cognitive decline, plus: - Kat’s personal brain health journey (~00:15) - Why dementia is not a death sentence (~05:43) - Reasons why dementia happens (~08:37) - The link between oral health & Alzheimer’s (~14:03) - The optimal diet to prevent cognitive decline (~20:03) - Why the medical community...
Published 11/28/22
Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D.: “The science behind touch is unfortunately often neglected in modern society, especially the Western world.”  Dave, a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the health benefits of touch, plus: - How chronic stress impacts your health (~00:50) - What causes someone to flourish or falter under stress (~03:46) - How to make sure kids have enough healthy stress (~08:29) - The difference between good & bad stress...
Published 11/21/22
Aric Prather, Ph.D.: “When people have extended periods of sleep loss, or even just one night, we see robust changes in their cognition.”  Aric, a licensed clinical psychologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to have the best sleep of your life, plus: - How Aric uses cognitive behavioral therapy for poor sleep (~00:38) - How poor sleep affects your health (~02:06) - The power of natural light for your circadian rhythm (~06:30) - What Aric thinks about permanent daylight...
Published 11/17/22
Michael Twyman, M.D.: “Walking at sunrise is one of the best things you can do.” Michael, a board-certified cardiologist, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss his underrated tips to prevent heart disease, plus: - What tests you should ask for to assess cardiovascular health (~00:27) - How frequently you should get a calcium score (~03:49) - Annual labs you should get at the doctor (~05:09) - Successful lifestyle interventions to prevent heart disease (~10:14) - The link between sleep...
Published 11/14/22
Chris Palmer, M.D.: “More people are unable to go to work or school because of a mental disorder than any other medical condition.” Chris, a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the metabolic approach to mental health, plus: - The revolutionary breakthrough in brain health (~00:45) - How to get to the root of mental illness (~02:06) - What causes various mental health issues (~06:04) - How to know if medication or talk therapy will work for you...
Published 11/10/22
Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.: “It’s not about how much time you have. It's really how you spend that time.” Cassie, a social psychologist and award-winning happiness researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your time, plus: - The relationship between time & happiness (~01:09) - How to find your sweet spot with quality time (~08:54)  - How to reframe unenjoyable parts of your day (~15:22) - How exercise makes you happier (~22:05) - When exercise can start to have...
Published 11/07/22
Don Saladino: “Think of resistance training as body armor. It's protection.”  Don, a fitness coach and entrepreneur, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to put on lean muscle mass, plus: - How Don became the go-to fitness coach for athletes & celebrities (~00:41) - How to exercise to build muscle mass (~08:28) - Why resistance training is crucial as you age (~13:55) - How much cardio you actually need (~16:19) - The best days to workout (~18:44) - The biggest misconception in...
Published 11/03/22
Lisa Merkle: “I needed to calm my nervous system in order to heal.”  Lisa, the co-founder of Imagine Farms, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the marriage of technology and nature, plus: - Lisa’s personal approach to well-being (~00:36) - What inspired Lisa to start Imagine Farms (~05:23) - What a vertical hydroponic farm looks like (~09:10) - How you can farm more crops with less land (~13:06) - How precision growing can make your food healthier (~14:53) - Why vertical hydroponic...
Published 10/31/22
Bernard Beitman, M.D.: “It's a good idea to get lost every once in a while.” Bernard, a psychiatrist and founder of the Coincidence Project, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make sense of random coincidences, plus: - How Bernard became an expert in coincidences (~01:18) - What is a coincidence? (~03:04) - How to identify synchronicity, seriality, and serendipity (~06:14) - How to make meaning of coincidences (~12:57) - How to find coincidences without overanalyzing them...
Published 10/27/22
Marc Milstein, Ph.D.: “People who have a mindful moment in the morning tend to have less burnout later in the day.”  Marc, a brain researcher and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to prevent cognitive decline, plus: - What drives Marc’s passion for brain health (~01:03) - How to assess your brain’s “age” (~02:19) - Why sleep is critical for brain health (~05:53) - What happens to the brain with too much stress (~08:15) - The best types of exercise for your brain...
Published 10/24/22