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Health & Wellness News Wrap-Up: April 2022

Health & Wellness News Wrap-Up: April 2022

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 supplement can reduce migraines naturally; the common toxin linked to early death — and much more!

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, ...Read More

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 supplement can reduce migraines naturally; the common toxin linked to early death — and much more!

How to Release Trapped Emotions with EMDR Trauma Therapy & Other Techniques

How to Release Trapped Emotions with EMDR Trauma Therapy & Other Techniques

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 techniques to release them. Plus, we do a deep dive into EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a fascinating and proven approach for releasing and processing trauma.

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 ...Read More

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 techniques to release them. Plus, we do a deep dive into EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a fascinating and proven approach for releasing and processing trauma.

Improving Gut Health for Kids with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Improving Gut Health for Kids with Dr. Michael Ruscio

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 probiotics for kids, what to do if your child needs to take antibiotics, the main types of probiotics and how to choose one, and much more.

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, ...Read More

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 probiotics for kids, what to do if your child needs to take antibiotics, the main types of probiotics and how to choose one, and much more.

Midwifery Care, Explained: What Does a Midwife Do?

Midwifery Care, Explained: What Does a Midwife Do?

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 different types of midwives and how each is trained, how midwives differ from both doulas and OB-GYNs, what midwives can and cannot do in terms of medical procedures, the benefits of using a midwife, eye-opening statistics around midwife use and birth outcomes, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 different types of midwives and how each is trained, how midwives differ from both doulas and OB-GYNs, what midwives can and cannot do in terms of medical procedures, the benefits of using a midwife, eye-opening statistics around midwife use and birth outcomes, and much more.

How Chronic Loneliness Impacts Your Health with Tony Selimi

How Chronic Loneliness Impacts Your Health with Tony Selimi

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 to do about it. Listen to learn some eye-opening statistics about chronic loneliness around the world, the different forms that loneliness can take (some of them you might not consider loneliness at all!), the biggest contributing factors to loneliness, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 to do about it. Listen to learn some eye-opening statistics about chronic loneliness around the world, the different forms that loneliness can take (some of them you might not consider loneliness at all!), the biggest contributing factors to loneliness, and much more.

What Causes Recurrent Pregnancy Loss? Understanding and Healing Multiple Miscarriages

What Causes Recurrent Pregnancy Loss? Understanding and Healing Multiple Miscarriages

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 root cause is, what steps to take to break the cycle, what to do if you can't identify a cause, and much, much more.

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 ...Read More

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 root cause is, what steps to take to break the cycle, what to do if you can't identify a cause, and much, much more.

Holistic Ob-Gyn Dr. Anna Cabeca on Natural Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause & More

Holistic Ob-Gyn Dr. Anna Cabeca on Natural Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause & More

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. Listen to Adrienne's interview with Dr. Cabeca to learn her own personal journey of having a baby at 41 after being told she was experiencing early menopause, the most common root causes of infertility and how to treat them, which lifestyle changes can best address infertility issues or support conventional fertility treatments, what women can do to improve their odds of a low-intervention pregnancy and labor, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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. Listen to Adrienne's interview with Dr. Cabeca to learn her own personal journey of having a baby at 41 after being told she was experiencing early menopause, the most common root causes of infertility and how to treat them, which lifestyle changes can best address infertility issues or support conventional fertility treatments, what women can do to improve their odds of a low-intervention pregnancy and labor, and much more.

The Health Risks of Grilling — and How to Prevent Them

The Health Risks of Grilling — and How to Prevent Them

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 findings on how grilling impacts your health, including the different risks of different types and cuts of meat as well as different grilling techniques, and then shares six actionable, science-backed strategies for protecting your health at the next summer BBQ.

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 ...Read More

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 findings on how grilling impacts your health, including the different risks of different types and cuts of meat as well as different grilling techniques, and then shares six actionable, science-backed strategies for protecting your health at the next summer BBQ.

Dr. Christian Gonzalez

Naturopathic Oncologist Dr. Christian Gonzalez on Preventing and Treating Cancer Holistically

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 to create better patient outcomes, the lifestyle choices that have the biggest impact on cancer treatment and prevention, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 to create better patient outcomes, the lifestyle choices that have the biggest impact on cancer treatment and prevention, and much more.

The WellBe Health News Wrap-Up: April-June 2021

The WellBe Health News Wrap-Up: April-June 2021

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 controversy around a new Alzheimer's drug, some surprising findings on why HIIT might not actually be that great for you (plus several more eye-opening exercise-related studies), the health impacts of the all the extra alcohol people drank in 2020, plus much more.

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 ...Read More

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 controversy around a new Alzheimer's drug, some surprising findings on why HIIT might not actually be that great for you (plus several more eye-opening exercise-related studies), the health impacts of the all the extra alcohol people drank in 2020, plus much more.

Herbalist Rosalee de la Foret on How to Tap into the Healing Power of Herbs

Herbalist Rosalee de la Foret on How to Tap into the Healing Power of Herbs

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 it's best for, how to get started using herbs yourself, where to source herbs, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 it's best for, how to get started using herbs yourself, where to source herbs, and much more.

The Science Behind Prayer and Physical Healing

The Science Behind Prayer and Physical Healing

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 discoveries about prayer and physical healing, the specific hurdles to understanding the impact of prayer on health, theories behind how and why prayer might improve health, and much more.

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 ...Read More

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 discoveries about prayer and physical healing, the specific hurdles to understanding the impact of prayer on health, theories behind how and why prayer might improve health, and much more.

Aviva Romm, MD on How to Detect and Calm Hormone Imbalances

Aviva Romm, MD on How to Detect and Calm Hormone Imbalances

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 of science that may have the biggest impact on your hormonal health, natural ways to rebalance your hormones, and more.

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 ...Read More

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 of science that may have the biggest impact on your hormonal health, natural ways to rebalance your hormones, and more.

What Does It Mean to Have an MTHFR Deficiency?

What Does It Mean to Have an MTHFR Deficiency?

MTHFR is a topic that's gotten some attention in the wellness world in the past few years — but it's pretty poorly understood. There's a lot of misinformation and misinterpretations about what it means to have an MTHFR mutation. In this episode, we clear it all up, looking at what exactly MTHFR is (hint: it's not actually a gene), the different kinds of MTHFR mutations and which ones pose the most risk to your health, whether you should get an MTHFR gene mutation test, the best supplements to take if you do have an MTHFR gene mutation, the health risks associated with the mutation, and much more.

MTHFR is a topic that's gotten some attention in the wellness world in the past few years — but it's pretty poorly understood. There's a lot of misinformation and misinterpretations about what it ...Read More

MTHFR is a topic that's gotten some attention in the wellness world in the past few years — but it's pretty poorly understood. There's a lot of misinformation and misinterpretations about what it means to have an MTHFR mutation. In this episode, we clear it all up, looking at what exactly MTHFR is (hint: it's not actually a gene), the different kinds of MTHFR mutations and which ones pose the most risk to your health, whether you should get an MTHFR gene mutation test, the best supplements to take if you do have an MTHFR gene mutation, the health risks associated with the mutation, and much more.

Dr. Bill Rawls on Healing Chronic Lyme Disease Naturally

Dr. Bill Rawls on Healing Chronic Lyme Disease Naturally

It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and the unofficial kickoff to summer (aka shorts season) is this weekend. That means it's the perfect time for a little refresher on Lyme disease! In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Bill Rawls, one of the foremost experts on this misunderstood disease. Dr. Rawls got bit by a Lyme-carrying tick when he was a child, but didn't experience symptoms of Lyme or get a diagnosis until he was near 50! Through his personal experience, research, and practice, he's come to understand that this is because of the relationship between chronic conditions and our immune systems — and because of this, he's found that chronic Lyme is best healed with natural treatments like herbs. Listen to this episode to learn the difference between acute and chronic Lyme disease, what all chronic conditions have in common, why some people react more severely to Lyme than others, which herbs he recommends (and how to take them), and much more.

It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and the unofficial kickoff to summer (aka shorts season) is this weekend. That means it's the perfect time for a little refresher on Lyme disease! In this week's ...Read More

It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and the unofficial kickoff to summer (aka shorts season) is this weekend. That means it's the perfect time for a little refresher on Lyme disease! In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Bill Rawls, one of the foremost experts on this misunderstood disease. Dr. Rawls got bit by a Lyme-carrying tick when he was a child, but didn't experience symptoms of Lyme or get a diagnosis until he was near 50! Through his personal experience, research, and practice, he's come to understand that this is because of the relationship between chronic conditions and our immune systems — and because of this, he's found that chronic Lyme is best healed with natural treatments like herbs. Listen to this episode to learn the difference between acute and chronic Lyme disease, what all chronic conditions have in common, why some people react more severely to Lyme than others, which herbs he recommends (and how to take them), and much more.

How to Prevent & Reverse Candida Overgrowth Naturally

How to Prevent & Reverse Candida Overgrowth Naturally

Candida overgrowth is a health issue that's been getting some buzz recently. But what is it actually, how do you know if you're dealing with it, and what are you supposed to do about it? In this episode, we get into all of that. Listen to our Adrienne read our latest investigative guide to learn what, exactly, it means to have a candida overgrowth (hint: it has to do with a part of your gut microbiome that we don't talk about a lot), what daily habits you might have that could be contributing to your risk of an overgrowth, the most common symptoms and complications of too much candida (hello, skin and nail issues!), how to reverse and prevent candida overgrowth naturally, and much more.

Candida overgrowth is a health issue that's been getting some buzz recently. But what is it actually, how do you know if you're dealing with it, and what are you supposed to do ...Read More

Candida overgrowth is a health issue that's been getting some buzz recently. But what is it actually, how do you know if you're dealing with it, and what are you supposed to do about it? In this episode, we get into all of that. Listen to our Adrienne read our latest investigative guide to learn what, exactly, it means to have a candida overgrowth (hint: it has to do with a part of your gut microbiome that we don't talk about a lot), what daily habits you might have that could be contributing to your risk of an overgrowth, the most common symptoms and complications of too much candida (hello, skin and nail issues!), how to reverse and prevent candida overgrowth naturally, and much more.

Understanding Histamines with Dr. Brooke Kalanick

Understanding Histamines with Dr. Brooke Kalanick

It's springtime, which means...allergies! People who suffer from allergies know that all the blooming plants and trees can cause a whole host of symptoms, but most of us don't fully understand how and why allergies occur. In this episode, Adrienne speaks with Dr. Brooke Kalanick, an expert on the very thing at the center of allergy symptoms: histamine. Dr. Brooke explains exactly what histamines are and how they work — including some eye-opening info on the many different things they do besides making you sneeze! She also explains the concept of "histamine intolerance," and why it doesn't mean what a lot of people think it means. Listen to learn all of the above, plus the best low-histamine diet, how histamines affect female hormones, why finding the "root cause" isn't always possible, and much more.

It's springtime, which means...allergies! People who suffer from allergies know that all the blooming plants and trees can cause a whole host of symptoms, but most of us don't fully understand how and ...Read More

It's springtime, which means...allergies! People who suffer from allergies know that all the blooming plants and trees can cause a whole host of symptoms, but most of us don't fully understand how and why allergies occur. In this episode, Adrienne speaks with Dr. Brooke Kalanick, an expert on the very thing at the center of allergy symptoms: histamine. Dr. Brooke explains exactly what histamines are and how they work — including some eye-opening info on the many different things they do besides making you sneeze! She also explains the concept of "histamine intolerance," and why it doesn't mean what a lot of people think it means. Listen to learn all of the above, plus the best low-histamine diet, how histamines affect female hormones, why finding the "root cause" isn't always possible, and much more.

Science-Backed Ways to Improve Fertility Naturally

Science-Backed Ways to Improve Fertility Naturally

Infertility is an incredibly common issue — 1 out of every 8 couples deals with it at some point! But that fact doesn't make it feel less overwhelming and confusing, and many people feel like their only options for having a baby involve synthetic hormones and invasive procedures. While each person's situation is unique, the good news is that there are a number of proven totally natural things you and your partner can do to improve your fertility. In this episode, we dive into the research around natural fertility boosters, plus common causes of infertility and the best diet if you're trying to get pregnant. PLUS, a special personal announcement from Adrienne :)

Infertility is an incredibly common issue — 1 out of every 8 couples deals with it at some point! But that fact doesn't make it feel less overwhelming and confusing, and many people ...Read More

Infertility is an incredibly common issue — 1 out of every 8 couples deals with it at some point! But that fact doesn't make it feel less overwhelming and confusing, and many people feel like their only options for having a baby involve synthetic hormones and invasive procedures. While each person's situation is unique, the good news is that there are a number of proven totally natural things you and your partner can do to improve your fertility. In this episode, we dive into the research around natural fertility boosters, plus common causes of infertility and the best diet if you're trying to get pregnant. PLUS, a special personal announcement from Adrienne :)

How to Prevent & Treat UTIs Naturally

How to Prevent & Treat UTIs Naturally

Urinary tract infections are a huge pain (literally). What's worse, they're most frequently treated with antibiotics, which come with their own set of serious long- and short-term side effects. We've all heard the old "drink cranberry juice" advice, but does that actually work? And are there other natural ways to treat and prevent UTIs, especially for those of us who get them chronically? In this latest episode, we investigate. Listen to learn what causes urinary tract infections and why women are much more likely to get them than men, what simple lifestyle choices could be contributing to your risk of getting a UTI, natural UTI treatments that science shows actually work, and much more.

Urinary tract infections are a huge pain (literally). What's worse, they're most frequently treated with antibiotics, which come with their own set of serious long- and short-term side effects. We've all heard the ...Read More

Urinary tract infections are a huge pain (literally). What's worse, they're most frequently treated with antibiotics, which come with their own set of serious long- and short-term side effects. We've all heard the old "drink cranberry juice" advice, but does that actually work? And are there other natural ways to treat and prevent UTIs, especially for those of us who get them chronically? In this latest episode, we investigate. Listen to learn what causes urinary tract infections and why women are much more likely to get them than men, what simple lifestyle choices could be contributing to your risk of getting a UTI, natural UTI treatments that science shows actually work, and much more.

The WellBe Health News Wrap-Up: January-March 2021

The WellBe Health News Wrap-Up: January-March 2021

It's been a news-packed few months, and that includes news related to health and wellness. It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of the emerging studies and policy developments that affect your health, so we've done the heavy lifting for you. We combed through dozens of news stories and clinical research to find the most important developments you need to know from the past three months, and we're breaking them all down for you. Listen to learn the top health stories of the year so far, including which 4 conditions are associated with worst Covid outcomes, what summer activity can cause endometriosis, how many minutes per week you need to exercise to lose weight, and much, much more.

It's been a news-packed few months, and that includes news related to health and wellness. It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of the emerging studies and policy developments that affect ...Read More

It's been a news-packed few months, and that includes news related to health and wellness. It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of the emerging studies and policy developments that affect your health, so we've done the heavy lifting for you. We combed through dozens of news stories and clinical research to find the most important developments you need to know from the past three months, and we're breaking them all down for you. Listen to learn the top health stories of the year so far, including which 4 conditions are associated with worst Covid outcomes, what summer activity can cause endometriosis, how many minutes per week you need to exercise to lose weight, and much, much more.

How Sakara Life Co-founder Whitney Tingle Healed Cystic with Diet

How Sakara Life Co-founder Whitney Tingle Healed Cystic with Diet

Sakara Life co-founder Whitney Tingle developed severe cystic acne when she hit puberty, and it didn't go away afterward. She spent many years trying everything to get it to go away — including lasers, treatments used for cancer patients, and the risky drug Accutane — but nothing worked. Eventually, a light bulb went off and she knew she needed to take matters into her own hands. The journey she went on to heal her skin showed her something deeper about our health, and ultimately led her to co-found Sakara Life, the wildly popular meal delivery service. Listen to hear Tingle's inspiring journey, plus her tips on the best foods for glowing skin.

Sakara Life co-founder Whitney Tingle developed severe cystic acne when she hit puberty, and it didn't go away afterward. She spent many years trying everything to get it to go away — including ...Read More

Sakara Life co-founder Whitney Tingle developed severe cystic acne when she hit puberty, and it didn't go away afterward. She spent many years trying everything to get it to go away — including lasers, treatments used for cancer patients, and the risky drug Accutane — but nothing worked. Eventually, a light bulb went off and she knew she needed to take matters into her own hands. The journey she went on to heal her skin showed her something deeper about our health, and ultimately led her to co-found Sakara Life, the wildly popular meal delivery service. Listen to hear Tingle's inspiring journey, plus her tips on the best foods for glowing skin.

Understanding Leaky Gut: What Is It, and How Do You Heal It?

Understanding Leaky Gut: What Is It, and How Do You Heal It?

We all know that gut health is absolutely central to every aspect of your well-being, and most of us are familiar with best practices for keeping your gut healthy. But what about leaky gut? It's a term that comes up fairly frequently in the wellness world, but it's still poorly understood among the general public and even in the scientific community. In this episode, we break down everything there is to know about leaky gut, including what's really happening when someone's gut is "leaky," why it's so concerning, what health conditions are associated with it, the most common causes, what you should and shouldn't do to reverse leaky gut, the best gut-healing foods as well as foods to avoid at all costs, and much more.

We all know that gut health is absolutely central to every aspect of your well-being, and most of us are familiar with best practices for keeping your gut healthy. But what about leaky ...Read More

We all know that gut health is absolutely central to every aspect of your well-being, and most of us are familiar with best practices for keeping your gut healthy. But what about leaky gut? It's a term that comes up fairly frequently in the wellness world, but it's still poorly understood among the general public and even in the scientific community. In this episode, we break down everything there is to know about leaky gut, including what's really happening when someone's gut is "leaky," why it's so concerning, what health conditions are associated with it, the most common causes, what you should and shouldn't do to reverse leaky gut, the best gut-healing foods as well as foods to avoid at all costs, and much more.

Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on Fixing our Broken Healthcare System

Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on Fixing our Broken Healthcare System

Mark Bertolini hadn't thought very highly of integrative medicine for most of his life and during his years working in the insurance industry. But when a massive ski accident left him with chronic health issues, he came to realize the power of alternative therapies. As CEO of Aetna, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, he set out to bring holistic practices to his employees and to the world of healthcare. In this interview, he shares his own incredible recovery story, what therapies he used to heal, the sweeping changes he made at Aetna (and how he got his colleagues to agree to them), what he believes needs to happen to fix our broken healthcare system, and much, much more.

Mark Bertolini hadn't thought very highly of integrative medicine for most of his life and during his years working in the insurance industry. But when a massive ski accident left him with chronic ...Read More

Mark Bertolini hadn't thought very highly of integrative medicine for most of his life and during his years working in the insurance industry. But when a massive ski accident left him with chronic health issues, he came to realize the power of alternative therapies. As CEO of Aetna, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, he set out to bring holistic practices to his employees and to the world of healthcare. In this interview, he shares his own incredible recovery story, what therapies he used to heal, the sweeping changes he made at Aetna (and how he got his colleagues to agree to them), what he believes needs to happen to fix our broken healthcare system, and much, much more.

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Maya Dusenbery on How Medical Gaslighting Sidelines Women’s Health Problems

In this episode, Adrienne interviews journalist Maya Dusenbery, author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. When Dusenbery was unexpectedly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, it opened her eyes to the ways that women are often mistreated in medicine. She wanted to learn more about the gender bias in medicine, and so dove into research. She interviewed doctors, researchers, and patients to learn more about how and why women so often suffer with chronic conditions for years without a diagnosis or treatment. Listen to learn the startling statistics about how chronic disease disproportionately affects women, why the gender bias in research emerged, what medical gaslighting is and why it happens, what women can do to protect themselves against sexism in medicine, and much more.

In this episode, Adrienne interviews journalist Maya Dusenbery, author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. When Dusenbery was unexpectedly ...Read More

In this episode, Adrienne interviews journalist Maya Dusenbery, author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. When Dusenbery was unexpectedly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, it opened her eyes to the ways that women are often mistreated in medicine. She wanted to learn more about the gender bias in medicine, and so dove into research. She interviewed doctors, researchers, and patients to learn more about how and why women so often suffer with chronic conditions for years without a diagnosis or treatment. Listen to learn the startling statistics about how chronic disease disproportionately affects women, why the gender bias in research emerged, what medical gaslighting is and why it happens, what women can do to protect themselves against sexism in medicine, and much more.