August 24, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC
Navigating the world of wellness has always been tricky, but it’s especially true in the digital age. With so much information at your fingertips—from Instagram posts to Dr. Google—it’s hard to separate the trustworthy intel from the scams. But there is a major plus side to technology: New media platforms, including health podcasts, make it easy to keep up with the world’s top doctors, nutritionists, therapists, and other experts, no appointments necessary.
Whether you’re hoping to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet, wondering how to biohack your way to a healthier life, or researching ways to improve your mental health, there’s a podcast for that. And then some. In the span of your daily commute, you can get bite-sized health ed classes courtesy of pros such as functional medicine superstar Mark Hyman, MD, celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, and happiness researcher Gretchen Rubin—authorities that most of us would never have access to otherwise. Plus, you can rest assured that these health podcasts are doling out legit information. In an era when free digital content filled with questionable health claims abounds, that peace of mind is, well, priceless.
Subscribe to these 10 health podcasts for an expert wellness education on demand.
In the Deliciously Ella Podcast, Ella Mills and her husband, Matthew, chat with top health experts every week about a wide range of topics, whether that’s bettering your gut health, mental health, or dealing with stress. They take the most confusing information and simplify it, making it easy to change your habits.
If you want to have deep conversations about health, wellness, and food, look no further than Dr. Mark Hyman’s podcast. The MD will make you look at chronic disease and the food system in a totally new light.
In The Genius Life, health and science journalist Max Lugavere speaks with some crazy-smart people, from doctors of human sexuality to biohackers. By the end of each episode, you’ll have learned an impressive amount of new health-bettering information in a fun, not-at-all-boring way.
Gretchen Rubin has made it her mission to make the world happier, and she’s doing exactly that twice a week in her podcast, Happier. During those episodes, she shares practical, easy-to-follow advice that will help you be your best, happiest self.
In need of support between your therapy sessions? You’re not alone. In the Between Sessions podcast, two therapists—Eboni Harris and Eliza Boquin—are “changing the face of therapy on both sides of the couch.” Every week, a new expert joins them to discuss important issues surrounding mental health.
From helping people learn how to fight off disease to digging deep into health-bettering foods, Michael Greger, MD—the mastermind behind the bestselling book How Not to Die and founder of NutritionFacts.org—drops knowledge bombs every week on this podcast meant to help people be healthier, live longer, and feel better.
If you want to learn about healthy eating and nutrition—and have a lot of fun while doing so—hang with Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones. In the Food Heaven Podcast, the two registered dietitians (and best friends!) chat about intuitive eating, gas and bloating, and other topics that’ll keep you feeling 100 percent.
From decoding protein bar labels to breaking down the pros and cons of oat milk, nutritionist Monica Reinagel covers literally everything in the 538+ episodes of the Nutrition Diva podcast.
When you subscribe to TEDTalks Health, you get it all. One day, you’re listening to a sleep scientist talk about how snoozing is your superpower, and another you’re listening to researchers discuss medical breakthroughs. If you like to be in-the-know about not only how to be healthy but what’s happening in the medical world, this one’s for you.
Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder gives you all the tools you need to live a healthy life in the Feel Good Podcast, which features top experts across many areas—brain health, chronic pain, inflammation, and more.
While you’re updating your podcast library, check out the sex and relationship pods that will make you laugh, cry, and blush. Or maybe download the best podcasts for single ladies.
Author Tehrene Firman | Well and Good
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