The WellBe Podcast

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Dr. Bill Rawls on How Cellular Health Impacts Chronic Disease

Dr. Bill Rawls on How Cellular Health Impacts Chronic Disease

It's rare we have a repeat interview on the podcast, but this week's guest is such a treasure trove of knowledge that we needed to have him back! In this week's episode, Adrienne talks with Dr. Bill Rawls about a topic you might not have thought about much, but which has a HUGE impact on your health, how quickly you age, your chronic disease risk, and more: cellular wellness. Listen to learn what cellular wellness is, why it's at the root of so many health issues, what harms cellular wellness, how you can improve the health of your cells, how to use herbs to improve cellular health, and much more!

It's rare we have a repeat interview on the podcast, but this week's guest is such a treasure trove of knowledge that we needed to have him back! In this week's episode, Adrienne ...Read More

It's rare we have a repeat interview on the podcast, but this week's guest is such a treasure trove of knowledge that we needed to have him back! In this week's episode, Adrienne talks with Dr. Bill Rawls about a topic you might not have thought about much, but which has a HUGE impact on your health, how quickly you age, your chronic disease risk, and more: cellular wellness. Listen to learn what cellular wellness is, why it's at the root of so many health issues, what harms cellular wellness, how you can improve the health of your cells, how to use herbs to improve cellular health, and much more!

The Top 10 Health News Stories of 2022

The Top 10 Health News Stories of 2022

It's the last podcast of the year!! In lieu of our normal Q4 news wrap-up, we decided to look back at the WHOLE year of health and wellness news and bring you the 10 biggest news stories. Each of these topics have major implications for the world of health, as well as your day-to-day life and the health of you and your loved ones. From major scandals in the research world, to toxins in everyday products, to breakthroughs regarding mental health and gut health, a LOT happened this year!

It's the last podcast of the year!! In lieu of our normal Q4 news wrap-up, we decided to look back at the WHOLE year of health and wellness news and bring you the ...Read More

It's the last podcast of the year!! In lieu of our normal Q4 news wrap-up, we decided to look back at the WHOLE year of health and wellness news and bring you the 10 biggest news stories. Each of these topics have major implications for the world of health, as well as your day-to-day life and the health of you and your loved ones. From major scandals in the research world, to toxins in everyday products, to breakthroughs regarding mental health and gut health, a LOT happened this year!

Can Alcohol Ever Be Healthy? How Drinking Affects Your Health

Can Alcohol Ever Be Healthy? How Drinking Affects Your Health

We all know that alcohol isn't the best for your health. But is it okay to have a glass of wine with dinner or go out for the occasional happy hour? The answer is, it depends. In this guide, we look at the different ways that alcohol affects your body, and why that might differ from person to person. We also look at the best (and worst) types of alcohol for your health, as well as why it's so important to choose organic wine.

We all know that alcohol isn't the best for your health. But is it okay to have a glass of wine with dinner or go out for the occasional happy hour? The answer ...Read More

We all know that alcohol isn't the best for your health. But is it okay to have a glass of wine with dinner or go out for the occasional happy hour? The answer is, it depends. In this guide, we look at the different ways that alcohol affects your body, and why that might differ from person to person. We also look at the best (and worst) types of alcohol for your health, as well as why it's so important to choose organic wine.

Why Do We Resist Practicing Gratitude When It’s Good for Us?

Why Do We Resist Practicing Gratitude When It’s Good for Us?

In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, we're sharing the first installment of a new series: WellBe Quick Hits! These episodes will be more personal, as well as more timely and shorter (under 10 minutes). In this inaugural episode, Adrienne explores the idea of why we might resist doing things that we know are good for us — like practicing gratitude. With the most gratitude-centric holiday just a few days away, this is probably great timing for many of us. Listen while you do some food prep or finish up grocery shopping!

In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, we're sharing the first installment of a new series: WellBe Quick Hits! These episodes will be more personal, as well as more timely and shorter (under 10 minutes). ...Read More

In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, we're sharing the first installment of a new series: WellBe Quick Hits! These episodes will be more personal, as well as more timely and shorter (under 10 minutes). In this inaugural episode, Adrienne explores the idea of why we might resist doing things that we know are good for us — like practicing gratitude. With the most gratitude-centric holiday just a few days away, this is probably great timing for many of us. Listen while you do some food prep or finish up grocery shopping!

Holistic Nutritionist Maria Marlowe on the Root Cause of Acne

Holistic Nutritionist Maria Marlowe on the Root Cause of Acne

Did you know that we've been treating acne incorrectly for DECADES, even though researchers had identified the real root cause? Neither did we, until we spoke with Maria Marlowe. Marlowe, a holistic nutritionist, author, and podcast host, spoke with Adrienne about all things acne, including common misconceptions and how you can adjust your life to have clear skin. Listen to learn what acne really is (hint: it's not a bacterial infection), why acne during puberty and around your period isn't inevitable, exactly how your gut health and diet impact what's going on on your face, and much more.

Did you know that we've been treating acne incorrectly for DECADES, even though researchers had identified the real root cause? Neither did we, until we spoke with Maria Marlowe. Marlowe, a holistic nutritionist, ...Read More

Did you know that we've been treating acne incorrectly for DECADES, even though researchers had identified the real root cause? Neither did we, until we spoke with Maria Marlowe. Marlowe, a holistic nutritionist, author, and podcast host, spoke with Adrienne about all things acne, including common misconceptions and how you can adjust your life to have clear skin. Listen to learn what acne really is (hint: it's not a bacterial infection), why acne during puberty and around your period isn't inevitable, exactly how your gut health and diet impact what's going on on your face, and much more.

Dr. Kasey Holland on How EBV Affects Long-Term Health

Dr. Kasey Holland on How EBV Affects Long-Term Health

This week, Adrienne is joined by naturopathic physician Dr. Kasey Holland to discuss an infection that you almost definitely have: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Whether you know it or not, you're likely carrying EBV, since 95% of people get infected, and once it's in your body it never leaves. For many people, the EBV stays dormant and causes no issues. But for others, the virus becomes reactivated and can lead to major health problems, including autoimmune disorders like MS. Listen to the interview to understand why EBV has such a lasting impact, how to treat EBV, what you can do to lower your chances of the EBV becoming reactivated, and much more.

This week, Adrienne is joined by naturopathic physician Dr. Kasey Holland to discuss an infection that you almost definitely have: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Whether you know it or not, you're likely carrying EBV, ...Read More

This week, Adrienne is joined by naturopathic physician Dr. Kasey Holland to discuss an infection that you almost definitely have: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Whether you know it or not, you're likely carrying EBV, since 95% of people get infected, and once it's in your body it never leaves. For many people, the EBV stays dormant and causes no issues. But for others, the virus becomes reactivated and can lead to major health problems, including autoimmune disorders like MS. Listen to the interview to understand why EBV has such a lasting impact, how to treat EBV, what you can do to lower your chances of the EBV becoming reactivated, and much more.

Water 101: The Best Water Filters & Bottled Water Brands

Water 101: The Best Water Filters & Bottled Water Brands

Water is essential to your health, but not all water is created equal. Whether you're drinking bottled water or water from the tap, there are a ton of factors to consider that influence how good that water is for you. With tap water, there are a ton of different contaminants (many of which are linked to serious health issues, like cancer) in different cities' water supplies, and with bottled water, you need to consider not only how the water is filtered, but also the water source and even the type of bottle it's in! In this water 101 podcast, Adrienne breaks down the essential info from our two big water guides: the guide to water filters, and the guide to bottled water. Listen to learn everything you need to know about staying hydrated without harming your health!

Water is essential to your health, but not all water is created equal. Whether you're drinking bottled water or water from the tap, there are a ton of factors to consider that influence ...Read More

Water is essential to your health, but not all water is created equal. Whether you're drinking bottled water or water from the tap, there are a ton of factors to consider that influence how good that water is for you. With tap water, there are a ton of different contaminants (many of which are linked to serious health issues, like cancer) in different cities' water supplies, and with bottled water, you need to consider not only how the water is filtered, but also the water source and even the type of bottle it's in! In this water 101 podcast, Adrienne breaks down the essential info from our two big water guides: the guide to water filters, and the guide to bottled water. Listen to learn everything you need to know about staying hydrated without harming your health!

Which Type of Contraception Is Best (and Worst) for Your Health?

Which Type of Contraception Is Best (and Worst) for Your Health?

Effective contraception is essential for sexually active people who don't want to get pregnant and want to protect themselves against STDs. But one thing that doesn't get talked about much is how that contraception can affect your health in other ways — and for some forms of contraception, those effects can be serious. In this in-depth guide, we look at ALL the common types of contraception and break down everything you need to know about them, including their efficacy, short-term health impact, long-term health impact, and other considerations. Listen to learn which type of contraception we recommend above all, and which ones we wouldn't recommend putting in your body.

Effective contraception is essential for sexually active people who don't want to get pregnant and want to protect themselves against STDs. But one thing that doesn't get talked about much is how that ...Read More

Effective contraception is essential for sexually active people who don't want to get pregnant and want to protect themselves against STDs. But one thing that doesn't get talked about much is how that contraception can affect your health in other ways — and for some forms of contraception, those effects can be serious. In this in-depth guide, we look at ALL the common types of contraception and break down everything you need to know about them, including their efficacy, short-term health impact, long-term health impact, and other considerations. Listen to learn which type of contraception we recommend above all, and which ones we wouldn't recommend putting in your body.

What to Know About Mercury and Your Health

What to Know About Mercury and Your Health

We all vaguely know that tuna contains some amount of mercury, but most of us don't know all that much about what that means for our health. Just how bad is mercury for your body? How much mercury is in a can of tuna? What about other fish? How does it get into the fish in the first place? And if you get mercury poisoning, what can you do about it? In our latest guide, we unpack all of that. Listen to learn answers to all of the above and find out once and for all whether or not fish can be a healthy addition to your diet.

We all vaguely know that tuna contains some amount of mercury, but most of us don't know all that much about what that means for our health. Just how bad is mercury for ...Read More

We all vaguely know that tuna contains some amount of mercury, but most of us don't know all that much about what that means for our health. Just how bad is mercury for your body? How much mercury is in a can of tuna? What about other fish? How does it get into the fish in the first place? And if you get mercury poisoning, what can you do about it? In our latest guide, we unpack all of that. Listen to learn answers to all of the above and find out once and for all whether or not fish can be a healthy addition to your diet.

WellBe Health News Wrap-Up for July – September 2022

WellBe Health News Wrap-Up for July – September 2022

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 October 2022, WellBe-style. Topics include: Serotonin Theory of Depression Debunked / Key Alzheimer's Research was Fabricated / New Pesticide Bans & Glyphosate in 80% of Urine / New AAP Breastfeeding Recommendations / Lawsuit Alleges Skittles Are "Unfit for Human Consumption." And much more!

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 ...Read More

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 October 2022, WellBe-style. Topics include: Serotonin Theory of Depression Debunked / Key Alzheimer's Research was Fabricated / New Pesticide Bans & Glyphosate in 80% of Urine / New AAP Breastfeeding Recommendations / Lawsuit Alleges Skittles Are "Unfit for Human Consumption." And much more!

Jess Peatross podcast

All About Mold Toxicity with Dr. Jess Peatross

We all know that there are environmental toxins and pollution outside — but what many people don't think about is the harmful substances that might be lurking in your own home. One of the most dangerous of those is mold. This week, we're speaking with Dr. Jess Peatross, an expert in environmental toxicity and especially mold. Listen to hear her story of becoming disillusioned with conventional medicine, as well how to test for mold toxicity without breaking the bank, what symptoms are associated with mold toxicity, why it's so difficult to test for mold, and much more.

We all know that there are environmental toxins and pollution outside — but what many people don't think about is the harmful substances that might be lurking in your own home. One of ...Read More

We all know that there are environmental toxins and pollution outside — but what many people don't think about is the harmful substances that might be lurking in your own home. One of the most dangerous of those is mold. This week, we're speaking with Dr. Jess Peatross, an expert in environmental toxicity and especially mold. Listen to hear her story of becoming disillusioned with conventional medicine, as well how to test for mold toxicity without breaking the bank, what symptoms are associated with mold toxicity, why it's so difficult to test for mold, and much more.

What’s the Deal with “Healthy” and “Unhealthy” Fats?

What’s the Deal with “Healthy” and “Unhealthy” Fats?

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 different fats for different cooking purposes, why you should care about what kind of omega fatty acids are in your fats, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 different fats for different cooking purposes, why you should care about what kind of omega fatty acids are in your fats, and much more.

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on Food Intolerances vs Food Allergies

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on Food Intolerances vs Food Allergies

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.

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. ...Read More

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.

How (And Why) to Do an Elimination Diet

How (And Why) to Do an Elimination Diet

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 elimination diet, the different kinds of elimination diets, which foods to eliminate if you don't know where to start, and much more.

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. ...Read More

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 elimination diet, the different kinds of elimination diets, which foods to eliminate if you don't know where to start, and much more.

Andrea Syms-Brown

Certified Lactation Consultant Andrea Syms-Brown’s Advice to Mothers

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.

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 ...Read More

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.

Should You Do a “Sugar Detox”?

Should You Do a “Sugar Detox”?

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.

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 ...Read More

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.

Dr. Valencia Porter on How Toxins Affect Your Body (& What to Do)

Dr. Valencia Porter on How Toxins Affect Your Body (& What to Do)

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 toxins, how toxins impact your body and health, the best ways to help your body detox, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 toxins, how toxins impact your body and health, the best ways to help your body detox, and much more.