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Must-Listen To Episodes On Optimizing Your Health & Wellness

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Summary

What does being “healthy” look and feel like to you? To us, health is a combination of many holistic practices: body love and acceptance, eating nutritious foods, meditation, using nontoxic products, strengthening our immune systems, achieving deep sleep, and incorporating functional movement — to name a few!

If one or more of these practices speak to you and you want to learn more, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite conversations for you to refer back to as needed! ⁠

Remember to always take what resonates, and leave what doesn’t. We’re just here to support you wherever you are on your journey.

In this post we’ll explore:

  • Dave Asprey on smart drugs and biohacking
  • Max Lugavere on resetting your body and brain
  • Alisa Vitti on biohacking your hormones
  • Dr. Axe on the keto diet, Chinese medicine, and more
  • Kimberly Snyder on connecting the energy of food and emotional well-being
  • Sahara Rose on Ayurveda and eating to feel fresh
  • Kelly LeVeque on body love

Some of our all-time favorite health & wellness episodes:

Game Changers: Optimizing Your Life, Smart Drugs, and Gratitude with Dave Asprey (Episode #192)

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Before we dive into what this episode is all about, be sure to give Dave Asprey’s first episode (139) on the podcast a listen if you haven’t already! In this conversation with Dave Asprey, we talk about his book, which is our go-to for a daily dose of inspiration and information to optimize how we feel and how we think.

There is a big emphasis on life intangibles —whether it’s the words you choose to use and the limitations they create, or the importance of nothingness so your brain can rest and recharge.

We also talk about:

  • Dave Asprey on smart drugs
  • Balancing the research and the biohacking
  • What Dave Asprey has learned about listening to his body
  • Dave Asprey’s toe shoes
  • What you should be doing today to better perform as you age
  • Practicing gratitude and forgiveness

Reset Your Body + Brain with Max Lugavere (Episode #307)

Max Lugavere is an author, filmmaker, and health and science journalist. Max Lugavere’s book, The Genius Life, is all about providing actionable research that anyone can use to start feeling stronger, happier, and healthier immediately. The truth is that most of us already know that there are things in our lives that we really shouldn’t put in, on, or around our bodies, but there’s such a disconnect between what we know and what we do.

We dig into why this disconnect exists, break down what it means to live a genius life, discuss the merits of plant-based diets, and learn the heart-wrenching story behind why Max Lugavere became so invested in the relationship between our food and our cognition.

We also talk about:

  • How unhealthy foods often make the most outlandish health claims
  • Max Lugavere on the plant-based trend
  • The massive problem with food waste
  • Why everyone should prioritize protein
  • What to look for when you are consuming animal protein
  • Integrating rest into your life + optimizing your sleep
  • White fat vs. brown fat
  • The effects of melatonin on the body
  • Toxins, plastics, + endocrine disruption

Biohacking Your Hormones with Alisa Vitti (Episode #293)

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Functional nutritionist, women’s hormone expert, and author of the Top 50 bestselling women’s health book, Woman Code, Alisa Vitti shares all things hormones, cycle syncing, and sex. Alisa Vitti’s book, In the FLO, teaches you how to biohack your cycle for better health, sex, productivity, and relationships using The Cycle Syncing Method.

Alisa Vitti explains the four phases of our cycles and the corresponding hormones. Alisa Vitti explores how your diet and exercise can vary depending on the phase you are in, revealing that napping can be just as effective as working out! We talk about how to unlock creative power, connect more with your feminine, and have increased energy with each phase.

Alisa Vitti also unpacks the health benefits of the orgasmic plateau, the amount of foreplay you need during each phase, and supplements for orgasms and libido.

We also talk about:

  • Infradian clock vs. circadian rhythm
  • Men’s vs. women’s hormone cycles
  • Signs your hormones are out of balance
  • POWR acronym
  • 1st step to beginning Cycle Syncing Method
  • Hormonal birth control’s effect on the (lack of) phases
  • Orgasmic plateau vs. climax
  • Key things to know for sexual response
  • Cycle Syncing when transitioning sex

The Keto Diet, Chinese Medicine + Finding Purpose for Optimal Health with Dr. Axe (Episode 227)

Dr. Axe is a doctor of chiropractic natural medicine doctor and clinical nutritionist who also started a world-renowned functional medicine center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Axe opens up about the journey his mom faced with cancer, and how this shaped his relationship with food and medicine.

We dive into the many benefits of going keto, from hormone balancing to breaking that sugar addiction, and you’ll learn how to get started on this clean, anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Axe’s appreciation for and knowledge of Chinese medicine had us taking so many notes for our own health.

The connection between food, emotions, and organs is fascinating. We also discuss with Dr. Axe why herbs should be a staple in each of our homes.

We also talk about:

  • Keto diet and herbs for hormonal balance (at all ages!)
  • Dr. Axe shares the relationship between foods and organ health
  • Gut-brain connection & probiotic use (learn the #1 probiotic we are missing!)
  • The negative effects and overuse of antibiotics
  • Strength vs. cardio training vs. interval training
  • Personal growth in the way of helping others

Kimberly Snyder on Connecting Energy of Food + Emotional Well Being (Episode #242)

We sat down with the founder of Solluna, host of the Feel Good Podcast, and certified nutritionist Kimberly Snyder. Kimberly Snyder highlights the need to move from a numbers mindset to a focus on how we feel. Our culture’s obsession with dieting and calorie counting disassociates our natural connection to our bodies.

We discuss how addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves can actually affect our health on a cellular level. For optimal digestion, Kimberly Snyder gives advice on food combining, and the ideal time to drink water or alcohol with meals.

Kimberly Snyder also offers daily tips you can quickly implement for skin health, hair growth, and overall feeling good in your body.

We also talk about:

  • Eastern medicine’s 4 level approach
  • Shifting limiting beliefs through food
  • Bioenergetics of plants
  • Herbs to go deeper spiritually & in meditation
  • Importance of carbohydrates & preparing them in healthy ways
  • Symptoms of candida overgrowth
  • Which probiotics can help heal skin issues
  • Kimberly Snyder on ways to help balance your hormones

Eat Feel Fresh: Tri-Doshic Eating + Lifestyle Ayurveda for Everyday with Sahara Rose (Episode #158)

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In the episode, Sahara Rose shares the 3 doshas, how she brought India to life in the pages of her new cookbook, and why it was important to her to work with local photographers for this project.

PLUS the why behind the recipes Sahara Rose chose to put in her cookbook. We also dish on doshas! Sahara Rose shares why she knew she wanted to be with a Pitta guy, and how her dating experience with a Kapha helped her come to that realization.

We also talk about:

  • Looking back at Sahara Rose’s transition from her first book to her second
  • What tri-doshic cooking is
  • The 6 tastes in Ayurveda
  • Sahara’s favorite recipes in her cookbook
  • Tips on creating powerful passive income

Body Love Everyday with Kelly LeVeque (Episode #303)

Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist extraordinaire and chatted with us about her new book, Body Love Every Day. A lot of the health and wellness books out there can be off-putting, with an emphasis on aesthetics or diet, but Kelly LeVeque’s message is about creating a holistic lifestyle approach.

Kelly LeVeque dives into the four different archetypes mentioned in her book and how understanding our archetypes can prepare us for success with our health and wellness goals. Kelly LeVeque opens up about her birth story and all the challenges she and her family had to overcome through her pregnancy and delivery. We wrap things up with some inspiration for the entrepreneurs out there who have to make hard decisions around running a business.

We also talk about:

  • Investing in brands instead of sponsoring them
  • Loving yourself + still having goals
  • People who work out can change the world
  • How to focus on compositional changes
  • Dealing with a traumatic childbirth
  • The fab four archetypes
  • Ins + outs of intermittent fasting
  • Consistent healthy habits vs. perfectionism

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