The WellBe Podcast

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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.

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What Causes Brain Fog? Plus the Best Natural Treatment & Remedies

We all have our days where we feel out of it, but sometimes that fuzzy-headed feeling becomes chronic. Anyone who has experienced "brain fog" knows that it's super frustrating, especially because the cause can be really hard to pin down. In this episode, we look at what's really happening when you experience brain fog, and how you can clear it up. Listen to learn the actual definition of brain fog, the most common environmental and lifestyle-based causes, which underlying conditions could be triggering brain fog, what daily changes you can make to get rid of brain fog, when you should see a doctor, and much more.

We all have our days where we feel out of it, but sometimes that fuzzy-headed feeling becomes chronic. Anyone who has experienced "brain fog" knows that it's super frustrating, especially because the cause ...Read More

We all have our days where we feel out of it, but sometimes that fuzzy-headed feeling becomes chronic. Anyone who has experienced "brain fog" knows that it's super frustrating, especially because the cause can be really hard to pin down. In this episode, we look at what's really happening when you experience brain fog, and how you can clear it up. Listen to learn the actual definition of brain fog, the most common environmental and lifestyle-based causes, which underlying conditions could be triggering brain fog, what daily changes you can make to get rid of brain fog, when you should see a doctor, and much more.

The Root Causes Behind Chronic Post-Nasal Drip

The Root Causes Behind Chronic Post-Nasal Drip

Having to clear your throat frequently is really annoying, but it's not something most of us pay much attention to. But chronic throat-clearing is a sign of an underlying issue, some of which are quite serious, and all of which can be treated without resorting to medications. Listen to this episode to learn what post-nasal drip really is and why it happens, the common cause that often goes overlooked, why post-nasal drip and constant throat-clearing shouldn't be ignored, how to find relief naturally, and much more.

Having to clear your throat frequently is really annoying, but it's not something most of us pay much attention to. But chronic throat-clearing is a sign of an underlying issue, some of which ...Read More

Having to clear your throat frequently is really annoying, but it's not something most of us pay much attention to. But chronic throat-clearing is a sign of an underlying issue, some of which are quite serious, and all of which can be treated without resorting to medications. Listen to this episode to learn what post-nasal drip really is and why it happens, the common cause that often goes overlooked, why post-nasal drip and constant throat-clearing shouldn't be ignored, how to find relief naturally, and much more.

How Your Daily Choices Affect Your Genes with Dr. Jay Goodbinder

How Your Daily Choices Affect Your Genes with Dr. Jay Goodbinder

Most of us think of our genes as our destiny. If something is in our DNA, then it's inevitable. But the burgeoning field of epigenetics shows us that that's not true at all. In fact, very little about your physical and mental health has anything to do with genes: your environment, lifestyle, and daily choices play a much bigger role. In this episode, Adrienne interviews epigenetics expert Dr. Jay Goodbinder on this fascinating area of study. Listen to learn how exactly your life affects your gene expression, what percent of cancers are genetic vs lifestyle-based, what you can do to have more favorable gene expression in your life, what lifestyle choices cause certain bad genes to "turn on," and much more.

Most of us think of our genes as our destiny. If something is in our DNA, then it's inevitable. But the burgeoning field of epigenetics shows us that that's not true at all. ...Read More

Most of us think of our genes as our destiny. If something is in our DNA, then it's inevitable. But the burgeoning field of epigenetics shows us that that's not true at all. In fact, very little about your physical and mental health has anything to do with genes: your environment, lifestyle, and daily choices play a much bigger role. In this episode, Adrienne interviews epigenetics expert Dr. Jay Goodbinder on this fascinating area of study. Listen to learn how exactly your life affects your gene expression, what percent of cancers are genetic vs lifestyle-based, what you can do to have more favorable gene expression in your life, what lifestyle choices cause certain bad genes to "turn on," and much more.

How Cortisol Drives Belly Fat Plus Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance

How Cortisol Drives Belly Fat Plus Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance

Our hormones play a huge role in our body's ability to function and control countless aspects of our health. And because hormones talk to one another all day long, if one hormone gets out of balance, it can have a domino effect, creating major issues— including weight gain and extra belly fat. What's more, our current environment and lifestyles make it pretty easy for your hormones to get thrown off. Thankfully, there are simple, natural ways to restore hormonal imbalance! In this episode, we look at everything you need to know about hormonal imbalance, including what causes it, why hormones are so involved in weight gain or weight loss, the complex relationship between cortisol/stress and belly fat, 6 natural remedies for balancing hormones, and much more.

Our hormones play a huge role in our body's ability to function and control countless aspects of our health. And because hormones talk to one another all day long, if one hormone gets ...Read More

Our hormones play a huge role in our body's ability to function and control countless aspects of our health. And because hormones talk to one another all day long, if one hormone gets out of balance, it can have a domino effect, creating major issues— including weight gain and extra belly fat. What's more, our current environment and lifestyles make it pretty easy for your hormones to get thrown off. Thankfully, there are simple, natural ways to restore hormonal imbalance! In this episode, we look at everything you need to know about hormonal imbalance, including what causes it, why hormones are so involved in weight gain or weight loss, the complex relationship between cortisol/stress and belly fat, 6 natural remedies for balancing hormones, and much more.

Dr. Bobby Price on the Risk of Medical Error and How to Avoid It

Dr. Bobby Price on the Risk of Medical Error and How to Avoid It

Dr. Bobby Price was a pharmacist for years (including with the FDA and the U.S. Department of Defense). Then a personal health struggle combined with the scary truths he saw inside the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries made him do a complete career 180. Today, he works with patients to help them heal naturally — without pharmaceuticals — and how to avoid the risks inherent in the medical industry. Listen to the interview to learn how one simple lifestyle change reversed a "lifelong" health condition in 21 days, what "medical error" actually means and how often it harms or kills patients, the best ways to protect yourself from medical error, why the FDA often fails consumers with its product labeling, how the opioid crisis has impacted doctors' prescribing habits, and much more.

Dr. Bobby Price was a pharmacist for years (including with the FDA and the U.S. Department of Defense). Then a personal health struggle combined with the scary truths he saw inside the healthcare ...Read More

Dr. Bobby Price was a pharmacist for years (including with the FDA and the U.S. Department of Defense). Then a personal health struggle combined with the scary truths he saw inside the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries made him do a complete career 180. Today, he works with patients to help them heal naturally — without pharmaceuticals — and how to avoid the risks inherent in the medical industry. Listen to the interview to learn how one simple lifestyle change reversed a "lifelong" health condition in 21 days, what "medical error" actually means and how often it harms or kills patients, the best ways to protect yourself from medical error, why the FDA often fails consumers with its product labeling, how the opioid crisis has impacted doctors' prescribing habits, and much more.

Health News Wrap-up: October – December 2020

Health News Wrap-up: October – December 2020

The end of the year is FINALLY here — which means it's time for our final health news wrap-up of 2020. We sifted through dozens of health-related studies and news stories so that we could bring you the most important pieces of health and wellness news from the past three months. Listen to the episode to learn how PPIs and weight impact COVID-19 risk, what a pregnant mother's anxiety does to a child's future risk of allergies, why gut health is so closely related to Alzheimer's risk, various shocking revelations about the role of money in health policy, a hilarious court ruling related to Subway bread, and much, much more!

The end of the year is FINALLY here — which means it's time for our final health news wrap-up of 2020. We sifted through dozens of health-related studies and news stories so that ...Read More

The end of the year is FINALLY here — which means it's time for our final health news wrap-up of 2020. We sifted through dozens of health-related studies and news stories so that we could bring you the most important pieces of health and wellness news from the past three months. Listen to the episode to learn how PPIs and weight impact COVID-19 risk, what a pregnant mother's anxiety does to a child's future risk of allergies, why gut health is so closely related to Alzheimer's risk, various shocking revelations about the role of money in health policy, a hilarious court ruling related to Subway bread, and much, much more!

“The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus, MD on How To Get the Right Amount of Sleep

“The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus, MD on How To Get the Right Amount of Sleep

Sleep is central to every part of your health, and yet many of us (maybe even most of us) aren't getting enough quality rest. It doesn't help that there are tons of misconceptions out there about how much sleep you need and how to get better sleep. To cleat it all up, we sat down with Dr. Michael Breus, aka "The Sleep Doctor" to learn everything there is to know about the sleep your body needs and how to get it. Listen to the episode to learn how to calculate your perfect amount of sleep, the two key factors that influence your ability to fall asleep, why melatonin won't help with insomnia, how to create the ideal sleeping conditions, what to eat before bed (and when to eat it), and much, much more.

Sleep is central to every part of your health, and yet many of us (maybe even most of us) aren't getting enough quality rest. It doesn't help that there are tons of misconceptions ...Read More

Sleep is central to every part of your health, and yet many of us (maybe even most of us) aren't getting enough quality rest. It doesn't help that there are tons of misconceptions out there about how much sleep you need and how to get better sleep. To cleat it all up, we sat down with Dr. Michael Breus, aka "The Sleep Doctor" to learn everything there is to know about the sleep your body needs and how to get it. Listen to the episode to learn how to calculate your perfect amount of sleep, the two key factors that influence your ability to fall asleep, why melatonin won't help with insomnia, how to create the ideal sleeping conditions, what to eat before bed (and when to eat it), and much, much more.

Should You Be Taking Vitamin D? Everything You Need to Know About the Sunshine Vitamin

Should You Be Taking Vitamin D? Everything You Need to Know About the Sunshine Vitamin

Most of us know that you get vitamin D from the sun, but the knowledge generally stops there. This is a problem, since vitamin D is incredibly important for some major bodily processes — and because it's nearly impossible to get enough vitamin D naturally (especially if you live in the northern part of the world). In this episode, we break down everything you need to know about vitamin D, including how your body processes it, what it does, its three main sources, the best foods for vitamin D, how to make sure you're getting enough, and more.

Most of us know that you get vitamin D from the sun, but the knowledge generally stops there. This is a problem, since vitamin D is incredibly important for some major bodily processes ...Read More

Most of us know that you get vitamin D from the sun, but the knowledge generally stops there. This is a problem, since vitamin D is incredibly important for some major bodily processes — and because it's nearly impossible to get enough vitamin D naturally (especially if you live in the northern part of the world). In this episode, we break down everything you need to know about vitamin D, including how your body processes it, what it does, its three main sources, the best foods for vitamin D, how to make sure you're getting enough, and more.

Talking Everything Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Amy Shah

Talking Everything Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Amy Shah

If you've been anywhere on the internet in the past few years, you've doubtlessly heard about intermittent fasting, also known as IF. There are a lot of bold claims circulating about IF, as well as many different approaches, from the relatively laid-back to the extreme. We sat down with Dr. Amy Shah, a double board-certified physician and expert in intermittent fasting, to learn everything you need to know about intermittent fasting. Listen to the episode to learn the science behind IF, why Dr. Shah recommends a particular type of IF called circadian fasting, how to find the right eating window for the best results, how to get started with fasting, and much more.

If you've been anywhere on the internet in the past few years, you've doubtlessly heard about intermittent fasting, also known as IF. There are a lot of bold claims circulating about IF, as ...Read More

If you've been anywhere on the internet in the past few years, you've doubtlessly heard about intermittent fasting, also known as IF. There are a lot of bold claims circulating about IF, as well as many different approaches, from the relatively laid-back to the extreme. We sat down with Dr. Amy Shah, a double board-certified physician and expert in intermittent fasting, to learn everything you need to know about intermittent fasting. Listen to the episode to learn the science behind IF, why Dr. Shah recommends a particular type of IF called circadian fasting, how to find the right eating window for the best results, how to get started with fasting, and much more.

The Best Natural Migraine Remedies that Actually Work

The Best Natural Migraine Remedies that Actually Work

If you suffer from migraines, you know they can be absolutely debilitating. Even worse, there's no one guaranteed way to treat them, and many of the most common medications have side effects of their own (including sometimes worsening migraine symptoms. Um...what?). Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that have been proven to be as or more effective than prescriptions at relieving and preventing migraines. In this episode, we explore dive deep into both conventional and natural migraine remedies. Listen to learn what exactly a migraine is, common triggers (some might surprise you), the risks of conventional migraine medications, the 6 most effective natural migraine remedies, and much more.

If you suffer from migraines, you know they can be absolutely debilitating. Even worse, there's no one guaranteed way to treat them, and many of the most common medications have side effects of ...Read More

If you suffer from migraines, you know they can be absolutely debilitating. Even worse, there's no one guaranteed way to treat them, and many of the most common medications have side effects of their own (including sometimes worsening migraine symptoms. Um...what?). Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that have been proven to be as or more effective than prescriptions at relieving and preventing migraines. In this episode, we explore dive deep into both conventional and natural migraine remedies. Listen to learn what exactly a migraine is, common triggers (some might surprise you), the risks of conventional migraine medications, the 6 most effective natural migraine remedies, and much more.

Jessica Flanigan on Practicing Self-Love to Overcome Adversity

Jessica Flanigan on Practicing Self-Love to Overcome Adversity

Clinical nutritionist Jessica Flanigan had a picture perfect life — then it all fell apart. In this interview, she shares the story of how her life crumbled around her, and how she found happiness through a radical decision to love her circumstances. The Loving Diet author discusses how she used self-love to fully accept and overcome her life circumstances, and how the same technique can lead to healing physical ailments as well. She also explains why this approach is better in the long-term than any diet, regardless of how effective the diet is in the short-term.

Clinical nutritionist Jessica Flanigan had a picture perfect life — then it all fell apart. In this interview, she shares the story of how her life crumbled around her, and how she found ...Read More

Clinical nutritionist Jessica Flanigan had a pict