Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't happen overnight. It certainly has been a steady evolution for me. Wellness is a journey and what is deemed "healthy" can be overwhelming because we have been told so many different messages over time (fat phobia from the 90's is a real thing). But when you turn on a podcast or follow a blog you trust, you can easily keep up with the latest. Most importantly, take the pieces that work for you because there are differences in opinions (hello vegan and paleo) and different methods to approaching health. There is certainly no one size fits all and taking what resonates with you, your body and your lifestyle is the perfect approach. These podcast are mostly discussions with those who have a lot of knowledge they want to share. I promise you aren't tuning in to listen to someone promote their book or personal agenda, rather you will get a wealth of useful information from passionate experts. Here are some of my favorite podcasts to listen to and wellness websites to keep up with. Not only will you be in the know with the latest research, but you will also feel supported by knowing there are people all over that value their health and that will inspire you! When you keep wellness at the forefront of your mind you not only will stay motivated but naturally will become a better version of yourself.
Podcasts are free and there are thousands to choose from. Listen while working out, cleaning your house, driving, on a walk, whenever, wherever. Here are some favorites regarding health and nutrition.
Bulletproof Radio- David Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof Coffee and the author of The Bulletproof Diet and Headstrong. He is extreme, insanely smart and interviews tops experts in their fields from nutritionist, scientists, doctors and more.
The Ultimate Health Podcast- A Canadian couple whose mission is to teach and inspire. They interview world class experts in the health and wellness community. They are positive (not cheesy), open minded and you'll always get great information from this joyful duo.
Revolution Health Radio- Chris Kesser is a top functional medicine physician and a New York Times best selling author. His podcast tend to run shorter than the other two mentioned above and the topics he covers are cutting-edge, science-y, and he provides practical information on how to prevent and reverse disease naturally.
GOOP- Yes this is Gwyneth Paltrow's podcast...it's new and I love just about every episode so far. Especially "Resetting Hormones, Weight & The Conversation Around Women's Health" with Dr. Godfried. Her chief content officer "chats with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations."
MindBodyGreen- From the same people who brought you the blog/website (mentioned below) MBG also has a wellness podcast. They bring in leaders from the wellness world for real conversations that keep you up to speed on a broad range health topics: foods impact on your health, alternative methods for healing, mental health, spirituality and everything in between.
Since we are on the podcast topic and I love sharing favorite things...here are some other favorite podcasts with broader topics:
"The School of Greatness"- It's a business and self development podcast and he interviews experts in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships.
"The Tim Ferris Show"- Tim Ferris is the author of "The 4 Hour Workweek". In his interviews he deconstructs world-class performers with topics including investing, sports, business, art, health routines, etc. and extracts the tactics, tools, and routines you can use.
"Oprah's Supersoul Conversations"- I was just introduced to this one...where have I been?! This one is for your mental, emotional and spiritual health.
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MindBodyGreen- Mindbodygreen.com focuses on overall well-being by giving you tools to improve yourself and your life – mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and environmentally. Most articles also feature guest experts in their field. You can't help but to be inspired. This one is my personal favorite and I check it everyday.
Well + Good- wellandgood.com is a lifestyle site devoted to the wellness scene. With a focus on lifestyle, you can find articles on cutting-edge nutrition, natural beauty, healthy relationships, healthy travel tips and more.
Dr. Mercola- mercola.com A trusted source of health articles, optimal wellness products and medical news. Dr Mercola funds his site which means he isn't obligated to advertisers, silent partners, or corporate parents.
Dr. Axe- draxe.com is a doctor of natural medicine and is website is one of the top sites visited for holistic medicine, where the main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home remedies and trending health news. He sells Bone Broth protein, collagen and other great health products that'd I'd actually recommend, but just warning you that his emails can be salesy at times.
Dr. Mark Hyman- drhyman.com/blog/category/articles/. Dr. Hyman is an MD who uses the power of functional medicine. He has several best selling books and has been featured on The Today Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, Good Morning America and works with policy makers to help individuals and communities thrive. He covers everything from losing weight, meditation and more sciency topics like mitochondria.
Dr. Sara Godfried-http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/blog/ I am passionate about hormones and women's health because of my current experience so I love learning from those who take a holistic approach to helping women find balance. She is a Harvard trained MD (OBGYN) who has taken a functional approach. She a best selling author and has a lot of great resources on her blog.
FloLiving- https://www.floliving.com/blog/ I read her book "Woman Code" and wish I would have read it in high school. It's all about cycle syncing (how to eat, exercise, work and approach relationships) based on what your hormones are doing each week. This is geared to a slightly younger audience than Sara Gottfried but I think all women will find SO much valuable information with both.
Cheers to a healthier, happier you!