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A beauty podcast from mindbodygreen, the leading brand in health and well-being. Hosted by mbg’s beauty director, Alexandra Engler, Clean Beauty School explores the intimate and intricate relationship between beauty and wellness, including physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual health. Through this series, we’ll dive into the science and soul of beauty’s most pressing topics.
 
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The Healing Catalyst

Dr. Avanti Kumar Singh | Soulfire Productions

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Taking charge of our health is a big responsibility—one that most of us aren’t sure how to navigate. We need a catalyst to spark inner transformation and help us take control of our health. We need a Healing Catalyst. Enter Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh. Throughout her 20 years of practicing Western medicine, Dr. Kumar-Singh has also studied traditional, ancient healing practices of the East, with a focus on Ayurveda, which she now teaches to students and holistic practitioners across the world. In ...
 
JJ Virgin’s Ask the Health Expert Podcast is THE go-to podcast to stop dieting as a hobby, lose weight, and prevent weight regain. With over 13 million downloads (and counting!), we empower people to take control of their health with simple, actionable strategies to use right now. Real Food, Real Change, Real Results. Every information-packed episode combines cutting-edge science, pearls of wisdom from JJ’s 3 decades as a health and wellness leader and the world’s leading experts on weight l ...
 
Hear from a panel of wellness experts at this event, moderated by MindBodyGreen founder, Jason Wachob. Join world-renowned yoga instructor, Tara Stiles; ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll; visionary meditation teacher Charlie Knoles; Strala Yoga cofounder Michael Taylor; and plant-based chef and healer, Julie Piatt. Learn how these experts have turned their passion for meditation, yoga, and plant- based nutrition into successful, global brands that demystify health and revitalize lives.
 
Game changers, category creators, wellness mavens – and that’s just your hosts! A new podcast series from Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, the founders of the iconic juice brand, Blueprint. As female entrepreneurs who have been in the trenches of “The Business of Being Well” themselves, they’re bringing their battle-tested point of view to the podcast world, swapping stories with wellness entrepreneurs and industry leaders, striking a healthy balance between snark and sincerity, with a giant dos ...
 
Author Tara Stiles talks about Make Your Own Rules Diet, a book that throws out accepted "rules" and helps you tune into what makes you feel good. Tara, the owner and founder of the Strala movement method, also shares how to incorporate gentle exercise into your life. Moderated by Jason Wachob, founder and CEO of MindBodyGreen. Make Your Own Rules Diet is available on the iBooks Store.
 
The AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut, bring the stars down to earth with practical and empowering horoscopes: astrostyle.com and @astrotwins. They are also the official astrologers for ELLE and MindBodyGreen, and the authors of numerous books, including Love Zodiac, Momstrology, and a yearly horoscope guide. Their classes, like The Astrology of Success and Design Your Dream Relationship, teach methods for applying cosmic wisdom to the areas of life that matter most. Brands including Coach, R ...
 
Welcome to EMBody Radio - a podcast devoted to educating and empowering listeners on all things training, nutrition, wellness, and growth. Host Emily Duncan is an exercise science major, bikini competitor, coach, and sports nutrition specialist devoted to bringing you nothing but the best in educational and uplifting content. This is THE show to teach you how to improve your body, expand your mind, and live your fullest life.
 
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Sasha Heinz, Ph.D.: “Any accomplishment requires a lot of uncomfortable action.” Sasha, a developmental psychologist who is an expert in behavioral change and positive psychology, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why we're over-complicating well-being, plus: - How to know when your positivity becomes a problem (~13:55) - How to reconnect …
 
How do you become metabolically healthy? In this episode, JJ explains why metabolic health is so important for weight loss and so much more. She shares 5 lab values that you want to pay attention to, the best way to monitor your blood sugar levels (and why that’s so important), how even one night of poor sleep can dramatically sabotage your health,…
 
“You get to define beauty for yourself: it's ageless, it's radiance, it's that innate feeling of wholeness. It comes through all your cells and tissues. It’s what makes you glow,” says skin and facial rejuvenation expert Krista Buccari, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Soma Yoga Teacher. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty di…
 
Megan Rossi, Ph.D., R.D.: “Nut butter is actually going to provide your body with a lot more energy compared to the whole version of that nut.” Megan, a gut health expert and leading research fellow at King's College London, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the gut-metabolism axis, plus: - Why we don’t give apples enough credit (~09:26) -…
 
Do you believe that healthy snacking or occasionally having a pizza and beer can help keep you on track with your diet plan? Then you’ll want to listen up to this podcast, where JJ talks about why snacking on even healthy foods and taking cheat days can raise blood sugar, shut off fat burning, and sabotage your health efforts. Here, she discusses w…
 
Austin Perlmutter, M.D.: “Is inflammation involved in our poor mental health epidemic today? I believe the answer is yes.” Austin, an integrative medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the complicated link between depression and serotonin, plus: - How to treat depression beyond medication (…
 
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a functional medicine provider and expert in muscle-centric medicine. She joins JJ in today's podcast episode to talk about a topic that everyone is curious about: how to optimize your protein intake to build muscle! Listen as Dr. Lyon explains the vital roles of muscle in your body and the importance of protein, as well as th…
 
“I believe in the idea that beauty enhances the best aspects of you and improves on that. We, as a society, have unrealistic expectations of what skin should look like. Pores are fine. Acne is fine. Beauty should just be about doing the best you can to make you feel good when you’re going about your day,” says cosmetic chemist and TikTok skinfluenc…
 
Eileen Laird: “Affirmations can really backfire, because you can feed that inner critic. It depends on your personality." Eileen, an autoimmune warrior and author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use mindset to physically heal, plus: - Helpful diets for those struggling with autoimmune conditions (~06:40) - Myths about the mind-bo…
 
Having trouble kicking the sugar addiction, even when you're doing all the right things? You'll want to listen to this new episode of our Breakthroughs & Beginnings series, where JJ coaches community members on overcoming roadblocks on their path to better health. Before she went through The Virgin Diet, Alicia was experiencing weight loss resistan…
 
The law of attraction says that if you focus on the thing you want, you will attract that thing into your life… but did you know that weight loss is the exception to that rule? Extreme dieting is never the right answer, so you can stop working out like crazy and surviving on just celery sticks just to get rid of those unwanted pounds. Instead, I wa…
 
Bill Rawls, M.D.: “A lot of people think of herbs as weak versions of drugs, but it's like comparing apples and oranges. We can gain the benefits of both.” Bill, an herbal medicine expert and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the must-have herbs for your overall health, plus: - How Bill overcame Lyme disease using herbs…
 
America is unhappy. In fact, we are the unhappiest we've been since the Great Depression, and things show no signs of getting better. Did you know that depression (the disorder, not the economic kind)—which was at epidemic levels even before the start of COVID-19—tripled in just a matter of months once the pandemic hit? Suicide rates are rising amo…
 
Today, Dr. Avanti is answering all of your questions on staying cool and healthy during the summer! She breaks down how summer is the season of Pitta and how we accumulate the qualities of the fire element, which can lead to uncomfortable physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Tune in to learn how to counterbalance heat with the quality of cool …
 
“Beauty should make you feel whole and better; it should never make you feel less or insecure. It’s really something for a plastic surgeon to tell you that beauty’s on the inside, but it’s true,” says Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS, board-certified plastic surgeon and skin care expert. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty direct…
 
Nathan & Susannah Furr: “Confidence means that you follow the true essence of who you are.” Bestselling authors Nathan and Susannah Furr join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to embrace uncertainty the best you can, plus: - Why too much certainty can be unhealthy (~11:52) - How to overcome self-doubt (~25:11) - How grow your sense of confid…
 
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN & Milene Brownlow, Ph.D.: “If you focus on your gut and your heart, your brain will thank you.” Ferira, mbg's vice president of scientific affairs, and Brownlow, a health scientist with a nutritional neuroscience focus, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to nourish your brain, plus: - Signs your brain is…
 
Do you suffer from brain fog, gut issues, aches and pains, or some other type of chronic condition that limits your ability to feel healthy and happy? JJ recently spoke with Integrative and Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Aaron Hartman about complex ""mystery"" illnesses that are actually more common than you realize—and why our current health…
 
Kevin Adler is an executive coach and a nationally recognized thought leader in marketing and consumer engagement. Today’s fascinating conversation is on nurturing a growth mindset, and how being present in life and knowing your values plays into this. Kevin unpacks why we want to seek discomfort for the sake of growth, sharing tactical ways you ca…
 
“I would never tell someone you ‘need’ this product. You should think critically about what you are using—really dive into what works for you. Does it work for your skin type, needs, the environment you live in, and how quickly your skin responds to something?” says beauty expert and writer Nikita Upadhyay. “You should never give into influence qui…
 
Kien Vuu, M.D.: "Hormone optimization is great for longevity.” Vuu, a performance and longevity doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss underrated hacks for a longer life, plus: - How hormone therapy can help slow aging (~21:01) - The future of stem cell therapy & why it's such a hot topic (~25:01) - How to strategically stress your body…
 
Is there a goal you still haven't reached on your health journey? Are you looking for a way to reach that next milestone? Leap over that next hurdle? If so, this episode of Beginnings & Breakthroughs is for you. In it, JJ sits down with special guest Liz Clark, who has experienced incredible breakthroughs using the Virgin Diet principles but is rea…
 
Hitendra Wadhwa, Ph.D.: “If you try to be everything to everybody, you won’t be able to fully manifest your unique gifts.” Wadhwa, an entrepreneur and Columbia Business School professor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to find purpose in your everyday life, plus: - The stages of finding your true purpose (~24:27) - Common pitfalls wi…
 
JJ and integrative functional dietitian, Ali Miller, discuss stress and the ways it affects the body. When our bodies are in circumstances considered stressful, whether it’s escaping a near accident or having an argument with a co-worker, they react the same way. There are ways to combat that stress, and diet is a great one. JJ and Ali discuss the …
 
Anusha Wijeyakumar is a professor, speaker, and author of ‘Meditation with Intention,’ and today she joins Dr. Avanti to discuss the intersection of yoga philosophy and social justice. They explore why the decolonization of yoga and wellness is a pivotal piece in the discussion of social justice, and why we need to be willing to unlearn and relearn…
 
“How you treat your skin is how you treat your soul. And what I mean by that is both need nourishment, care, and love,” says skin care expert, brand founder, and former professional pianist Angela Jia Kim, whose book Radical Radiance recently launched. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen beauty director and host Alexandra Engler c…
 
Mollie West Duffy: “Perfectionism is fundamentally a fear of failure.” Duffy, a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to use negative emotions to your advantage, plus: - Why deleting social media doesn't stop social comparison (~04:13) - How to balance letting go of control and being ambitious (~13:2…
 
Are you trying to eat better, feel better, get healthy, and maybe even lose a little weight? Your plate is your main power tool! And if it's not working for you, it's probably working against you. Learn how to choose the right sources of protein, fat, and fiber; how much you need of each one; and how to combine them so you feel full and satisfied a…
 
Myles Spar, M.D.: “Be the CEO of your health.” Spar, a performance-based integrative doctor, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to increase your healthspan no matter your age, plus: - How setting daily goals can enhance your health (~06:56) - The one mistake people make with wearable health trackers (~24:08) - The best sleep hygiene twe…
 
If you've been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and have yet to find relief—you may be looking in the wrong place. Following the general recommendations for optimal gut health may lead you to probiotics, but those can be a problem if you're actually dealing with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). It's estimated that up to 80% of p…
 
Clinical psychologist and founder of RK Empathy, Payal Beri, joins us to kick off the month of July and our new intention of ‘Mindset as Medicine.’ Today’s conversation is on empathy mindset, and why developing self-empathy is critical for having healthy empathy with others. Payal shares powerful exercises for developing self-empathy, and how utili…
 
“Culturally, I come from a long lineage of healers, teachers, and artists. So I think it’s my place to be a leader in the healing arts. I also grew up in a family and a culture that believed in helping other people,” says board-certified plastic surgeon Shirley Madhere, M.D., the woman who coined the term holistic plastic surgery. “Through the scie…
 
Mark Harper, M.D., Ph.D.: "People who took a cold shower every day had less sick days off of work.” Harper, a cold therapy expert and consultant anesthetist at Sussex University Hospitals, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how cold water immersion can help reduce your inflammatory response, plus: - How to practice cold therapy at home with…
 
Chiropractor and movement expert Dr. Emily Kiberd helps women struggling with thyroid issues to lose weight, beat fatigue, and feel strong and confident in their bodies. She's here to explain what you can do to work out smarter, not harder, with a thyroid condition! Listen as Dr. Kiberd shares her own experience with thyroid issues that led her to …
 
Today, we’re rounding out the month of June and our intention of ‘Healing with Integrative Medicine’ with board-certified Doctor of Chinese Medicine and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Debbie Kung. Dr. Kung shares the turning point in her life and career when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and how she was reconnected to the medicine of her ance…
 
“Being less bad doesn’t mean you’re doing good,” says Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care co-founder & CEO. “We’ve done much damage to the earth, that being ‘less bad’ doesn’t work. We have to figure out a way to leave it better.” In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mbg beauty director & host Alexandra Engler chats with McIntosh about regenerati…
 
Michael Slepian, Ph.D.: “As isolating as it can feel to have a secret, we all keep secrets and we all keep the same kinds of secrets.” Slepian, a psychologist and associate professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how keeping secrets affects your body and brain, plus: - The surprisin…
 
Increasing the impact of exercise can help you lose weight, feel better, and get great results faster. Here, I share with you my most effective strategies to make your workout more effective. You’ll learn why exercise timing matters (and the best time to do it), the secret to boost your morning workout (this is so simple and effective), and how to …
 
Jeff Bland, Ph.D.: “Our diets can mark our genes.” Bland, the father of functional medicine, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the surprising factors that can mess with your gut health, plus: - How functional medicine has evolved & where it's headed (~00:45) - Why your well-being depends on the well-being of the planet (~11:59) - Environme…
 
Are you a busy, high-functioning woman who struggles with stress, sleep, eating healthy, and maintaining a sense of balance in life? For most people, hormonal imbalances underlie these and other issues. With a few simple, effective strategies, you can restore that hormone balance so you look and feel your best. You’ll learn how here. JJ talks with …
 
Dr. Kanchan Koya has a Ph.D. in Biomedicine from Harvard University, trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and is the creator of Spice Spice Baby. Today, we’re diving deep into the magic of spices by debunking myths (no, spices are not all spicy hot), teaching the powerful health benefits, and ways to start consistently cooking with th…
 
“I love telling a story when I’m working with a client: Is the hair speaking to the makeup? Are those speaking to the clothes? And is it all speaking to the energy of the person? Everything has to go because when you see all of it together, there can be this moment where you look at them and you're like, Wow," says celebrity makeup artist Delina Me…
 
Samia Akbar: “I don't think I even recognized how much running had an effect on my mental health until I stopped running.” Akbar, the fastest known U.S.-born Black female marathoner, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to get yourself out of an exercise rut, plus: - How running can reduce anxiety (~16:48) - Helpful hacks to motivate your…
 
You already know about the various types of dietary fat, but there are also multiple types of body fat, too—and they're not all created equal. In this episode, you'll learn about the different colors of fat and which one actually helps you lose weight, the major health benefits of brown fat for inflammation and metabolic health, and three strategic…
 
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