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8 Staffers Share Their All-Time Favorite Episodes Of The mbg Podcast
May 01, 2021
Here at mindbodygreen, we know there isn't one answer to achieving optimal health and well-being. The nuance needed to parse the many recommendations from doctors, researchers, and game-changers is essential, and since 2017, the best place to explore these topics has been with our co-founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob on the mindbodygreen podcast.
7 Eating Habits Experts Recommend When You’re On Vacation
May 01, 2021
It’s so easy to fall off the health wagon when you’re traveling. We talked to the experts to find simple changes that will keep you on track while on vacation.
Mushrooms Are Becoming a Beauty and Wellness Ingredient Darling
May 01, 2021
“We are entering the new frontier, and we can just see from the numbers that the interest is growing. It's no longer a trendy, New York, L.A., metropolitan thing."
12 Essential Nutrients to Improve Mental Fitness
Apr 23, 2021
We are used to looking at food as energy and fuel but food is so much more. The food we eat is pure information; a combination of nutrients, minerals, vitamins and compounds that either work to boost our health and prevent disease or work against our health and create inflammation that promotes disease.
Here’s how poor gut health can impact your mental health
Apr 23, 2021
Last year, when the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19 and life as we knew it changed, I found myself on a downward spiral with my nutrition. Late-night snacking, sugar binges and increased alcohol intake—the usual coping mechanisms for temporary relief from the fear and panic over the uncertainty that loomed—gradually caught on, showing not just on the weighing scale, but impacting my overall health as well.
Gut inflammation is brain inflammation
Apr 16, 2021
Our bodies have an incredible ability to protect and heal themselves through the process of inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s defense mechanism against harm, injury and infection. The swelling that occurs around a stubbed toe or a papercut is inflammation in action. While inflammation is well intended in protecting our bodies, this reaction is not always good for our health.