Episodes
We now know that fats were unfairly villainized in the 90s. But still, that doesn't mean that all fats are created equal: some are genuinely good for you, while others...not so much. But understanding which ones are healthy and which ones are harmful can be very confusing, especially since some things that sound healthy (we're looking at you, vegetable oil) are not. In this new guide, we break down the differences between healthy and unhealthy fats, including which oils to avoid, how to use...
Published 09/19/22
Published 09/19/22
This week we're so happy to welcome back gastroenterologist and gut health expert Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. On his first podcast appearance, he talked about why fiber is so essential to a healthy microbiome. This time, he's discussing a topic that's often misunderstood: food intolerances. Listen to learn the difference between food allergies and food intolerances, the main causes of food intolerances, whether or not you can get rid of food intolerances (and how), and much more. Join the...
Published 09/05/22
The idea of an elimination diet can be overwhelming — so overwhelming that many people never attempt it. But the truth is, there's still no better way to truly identify a food sensitivity. In the newest WellBe investigative guide, we dive deep on all things related to elimination diets, including how to get started if you truly have no clue where to begin. Listen to learn why elimination diets are still the gold standard for identifying a food sensitivity, essential guidelines for any...
Published 08/29/22
This is a special episode. Adrienne is speaking with Andrea Syms-Brown, a breastfeeding expert and the lactation consultant who "saved" Adrienne on her breastfeeding journey and completely turned around her experience as a new mom. Listen to hear Andrea's wisdom and breastfeeding tips, including the number one cause of breastfeeding issues she sees, why your body reacts very differently to a pump than to a baby, concrete strategies for boosting milk supply, and more. Join the conversation at...
Published 08/15/22
The idea of a "sugar detox" is pretty trendy right now, but are there actually any health benefits there? And what even is a sugar detox in the first place? We break it all down in our latest in-depth investigative guide. In the guide, we look at the science-backed health benefits of cutting out sugar, what sugar withdrawal looks like, best practices for doing a sugar detox, and the nitty gritty of what you can and can't eat if you're on a sugar detox. Join the conversation at the written...
Published 08/09/22
You might have heard that the idea of "detoxing" is bogus, because your body naturally gets rid of toxins through your liver and kidneys. But according to Dr. Valencia Porter — a double board-certified doctor, functional medicine practitioner, and expert in environmental health — while this may have been true of our ancestors, it no longer applies now that we're living in what she calls a "chemical soup." Listen to our fascinating interview with Dr. Porter to learn the three different type of...
Published 08/02/22
It's that time again! Trying to stay on top of wellness and health news and research can be overwhelming. It's a lot to digest (pun intended) and read thoroughly. We saved you the trouble — we looked through dozens of studies and pulled out the most important pieces of information. Here are the things you really need to know for your health in July 2022, WellBe-style. Topics include: Health Concerns with Two Common Vaccines / Abbot Allegedly Knew About Problems at Formula Plant Long Before...
Published 07/26/22
Author, content creator, and HBFit founder Hannah Bronfman joins Adrienne to kick off season 7 of the WellBe Podcast! In this episode, Hannah tells the eye-opening story of how a bike accident led to dental trauma that triggered a cascade of health issues years later. She shares her journey to get a proper diagnosis, why she had to fly halfway across the country for treatment, and what she learned about the link between dental health and reproductive health. Listen to hear her tell the tale,...
Published 07/19/22
In this season 7 trailer, Adrienne looks at the two most important questions in the world: How, and Why. Listen to hear her go deep on the driving mission behind WellBe, her own personal health journey, and what to expect in the season ahead. Be sure to subscribe so you're the first to know when the first episode of season 7 is released on July 19.
Published 06/30/22
We're back with the first new podcast of 2022 and Adrienne's first podcast back from maternity leave, and it's a big one! We normally do a health & wellness news wrap-up every quarter, but have taken a break while Adrienne was away, so there is a TON to cover here. Listen to learn about: which common virus is associated with both long-haul Covid and MS; what food you should eat to add 13 years to your life; the type of medicine that increases your risk of colon cancer; which common...
Published 04/04/22
Adrienne stops by to say hi, check in, and share a special preview of what's coming in the upcoming podcast season. Find out what to expect from us this spring, including exciting new guests, personal stories from Adrienne, and investigative guides that go layers beneath the surface to uncover the true root causes of chronic health issues. Make sure you're subscribed to The WellBe Podcast so that you get notified when season 7 starts in a few weeks! And while you're there, please rate and...
Published 02/10/22
The WellBe Podcast is currently between seasons, but Adrienne decided to record a quick update and hello to check in. She's currently in the thick of new motherhood, and shares how that's going so far, what else is going on in her life, and what to expect from us in the coming months. Listen now, and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show if you haven't already!   xx Adrienne + Team WellBe
Published 11/19/21
Dealing with difficult emotions is, well....difficult. But sometimes those emotions or traumas are just too difficult to deal with at all, and so they get repressed, or trapped, in our bodies. These unprocessed emotions get buried so deep that you might even not even know they're in there — but they can still have a significant impact on both your mental and physical health. In this episode, we look at what trapped emotions are, how they affect your body and mind, and science-backed...
Published 08/23/21
It's probably not news to you that your gut health affects basically every aspect of your well-being. But what about gut health for kids? What's different in the microbiomes of children and babies, and what can parents (and parents-to-be) do to ensure that their kids are set up to have healthy guts? In this episode, pediatric gut expert Dr. Michael Ruscio breaks it all down. Listen to learn what pregnant women can do to help their kids have healthier guts, the drawbacks and benefits of...
Published 08/16/21
We've all heard of midwives, but how many of us could actually explain a what a midwife does? While midwives have been around for centuries, there are a ton of misconceptions about their training and what they are qualified to do — especially in the U.S. and Canada. In our latest in-depth investigative guide, we look at all the nuances of midwifery care and what expectant mothers and their partners should know in order to make the most informed decision for their family. Listen to learn the...
Published 08/09/21
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced loneliness this past year. This loneliness doesn't feel great, but did you also know that it can have a serious impact on both your physical and mental health? What's more, millions of people around the world have been living with chronic loneliness even before the pandemic. In this interview with author, speaker, and human behavior expert Tony Selimi, we look closely at what chronic loneliness is, how it affects health, and what...
Published 08/02/21
Few things are more devastating than losing a pregnancy, and yet miscarriages are far more common than anyone acknowledges. For some, this loss is not a one-time event, with a small but sizeable percentage of women experiencing recurrent miscarriages. The good news is that, even in these cases, the outlook is optimistic — but it takes some work to address the problem. In this episode, we dive into the various different things that can cause recurrent pregnancy loss, how to determine what the...
Published 07/26/21
Many of a woman's most important life moments involve her reproductive health, from her first period to pregnancy to menopause, and many more. But many women deal with chronic health issues related to their reproductive health — and, even worse, many conventional OB-GYNs see these chronic issues as normal. Dr. Anna Cabeca, an integrative OB-GYN and expert in women's health, has a different vision for how things should look, and she's made it her life's work to turn that vision into a reality....
Published 07/19/21
Nothing says summer like grilling food outside with friends. It's a classic warm-weather activity that's been bringing people together for ages...but unfortunately, it's not all innocent fun. First, the bad news: research shows that grilling food (especially meat) can actually be quite harmful to your health in more ways than one. The good news is that there are specific things you can do to reduce your risk while still enjoying grilling. In this episode, Adrienne goes through all the latest...
Published 07/12/21
Cancer rates are skyrocketing across the world and in the U.S., and naturopathic oncologist Dr. Christian Gonzalez says it's pretty clear why this is happening. He also knows what needs to change about the conventional medical system (and conventional oncology in particular) to better treat cancer so that it doesn't common back. In this interview, Dr. Gonzalez shares the personal tragedy that led him to pursue naturopathic oncology, how naturopathic oncology works with conventional oncology...
Published 07/05/21
It's that time again! We're back with another quarterly wrap-up of all the most essential health & wellness news and research that came out in the past three months. As always, there were a TON of new studies, policy changes, rulings, reviews, and more to comb through, but we distilled it all down to bring you the most essential topics for your health. Listen to learn the latest information on Covid (including long-haul symptoms, natural immunity, vaccine risks, and more), a huge...
Published 06/28/21
We're all familiar with using herbs while cooking, most of us don't know very much about their healing properties. But turns out, herbs can actually be incredibly powerful when it comes to dealing with both chronic and acute health issues! Herbal medicine is a complex and nuanced topic, so we brought in an expert to explain it to us. In this episode, Adrienne talks with registered herbalist and bestselling author Rosalee de la Foret about how herbal medicine works, what types of conditions...
Published 06/21/21
It's very common to pray for good health — 80% of Americans have prayed for their health — but does doing so actually have any effect? The effect of prayer on physical health is quite difficult to study, as are many things related to the religious and spiritual, but there is some fascinating research out there on the topic. In this episode, we break down all of that research to get to the bottom of how prayer impacts your health, if at all. Listen to learn some eye-opening stats and...
Published 06/14/21
It's our first ever repeat guest! Dr. Aviva Romm is such a rich source of expertise that we had to have her back to talk about all things related to HORMONES! In this episode, she and Adrienne discuss everything you ever wanted to know about women's hormones, from concerning signs and symptoms to actionable ways to bring your hormones back into balance. Listen to learn the line between "normal" and abnormal hormonal symptoms, what factors can lead to hormone imbalances, the little-known field...
Published 06/07/21