English, Health / Medicine, 4 seasons, 93 episodes, 3 days 14 hours 34 minutes
The Sakara Life Podcast
English, Health / Medicine, 4 seasons, 93 episodes, 3 days 14 hours 34 minutes
Curated conversations that dig deep into the ancient rituals and modern research we can all use to build lives we love living. Each week, Sakara Life founders, Whitney & Danielle, sit down with today's top physicists, mystics, chefs, healers, and CEOs, to explore the areas of life where science and spirituality coexist and thoughts turn into real, live things.
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The Ozempic Factor With Dr. Elizabeth Sharp
In today's episode we asked Dr. Elizabeth Sharp to talk to us about the science behind Ozempic, Wegovy, and other GLP-1 medications for weight loss. She’s a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician and an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, as well as the founder and CEO of Health Meets Wellness medical practice in New York City, specializing in weight management.We delve into the differences that losing the right weight can have on your body, and what safe weight management looks like in practice. We hope you find this conversation informative and empowering as you consider if and how Ozempic and other GLP-1 medications may factor into your approach to weight management.+ Be sure to listen all the way through to hear 1-on-1 commentary from Danielle and Whitney after the episode. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'
28/11/2023 • 52 minutes 16 seconds
Unlearning The Hormone Status Quo With Alisa Vitti
When we started Sakara more than ten years ago, we began a lifelong process of unlearning societal myths surrounding women's nutrition and wellness. For this episode, we’re excited to welcome back our friend who challenges the status quo for women’s gynecological and hormone health: Alisa Vitti.Alisa is a public health educator, best-selling author, and femtech founder of Flo Living and top-ranked MyFlo app—both designed to help women understand and manage their hormones naturally from their first period to their last. She was the guest on our podcast for Episode 17, “End Unnecessary Hormonal Suffering with Alisa Vitti,” and we highly recommend finding it in your feed and giving it a listen as well.We hope you enjoy our conversation with Alisa on why she looks to menstrual cycles as our fifth vital sign; why she’ll never give up her mission to help all those who have periods see theirs as a gift; and her answers to some of our listeners’ most-asked questio
07/11/2023 • 57 minutes 14 seconds
Standing In Your Menopausal Power With Dr. Aviva Romm
At Sakara, we’re on a mission to give you the tools that empower you to be in the driver's seat of your own health so you can turn your thoughts to things and your dreams into reality, through all stages of your life.One of those stages for women is menopause, and one of the ways we can empower ourselves is through information. That’s why we asked our dear friend, physician, midwife, and herbalist, Dr. Aviva Romm, back on the podcast to discuss some of the tools available to help us take charge of our menopausal health.In this episode, Dr. Romm shares with us the science driving common signs of menopause, tips to optimize your hormonal well-being, and why she believes this life stage is not one of self-minimization, but instead of great self-realization, and expansion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy
26/10/2023 • 52 minutes 33 seconds
Fasting For Hormone Health With Dr. Mindy Pelz
We at Sakara believe that deepening our connection to our bodies is a key first step to nourishing our health for life—which is why we are so excited to speak with today’s guest.Dr. Mindy Pelz is a fasting expert and best-selling author who has helped thousands reset their health over her nearly 30-year practice, empowering them to take control of their well-being through fasting for hormonal balance. She works with Olympic athletes, Academy Award-winning actors, Silicon Valley CEOs, and countless patients looking to renew their body’s healing powers—including a 50,000-plus Resetter Collaborative Community and The Reset Academy, specifically designed to teach women how to sync a fasting lifestyle with their hormones.We hope you enjoy our conversation with Dr. Mindy Pelz on the distinct influence women’s hormones have on our health, the importance of cultivating body intelligence and syncing our habits to our hormonal cycles, and how our health—and lives—can tra
19/10/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 52 seconds
Supporting Optimal Vitality Through Hormone Shifts with Dr. Taz Bhatia
One of Sakara’s Nine Pillars Of Nutrition, body intelligence is about honing your ability to listen and respond to your body’s needs through awareness, knowledge, and engagement. It’s a dynamic intersection of science and spirit, and an essential skill for feeling and showing up as your best at every stage of life.We’re so excited to have Dr. Taz Bhatia back on the podcast to discuss the five life shifts every woman experiences, as chronicled in her best-selling book, The Hormone Shift. As a board-certified Integrative Medicine physician and wellness expert, a fellow of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine led by Dr. Andrew Weil, and the founder and CEO of her nationally recognized integrated medicine practice, CentreSpringMD, Dr. Taz serves patients holistically by pulling from multiple vantage points of functional, and integrative medicine spanning Western and Eastern modalities.In this conversation, we ge
12/10/2023 • 38 minutes 53 seconds
Rehabilitating Our Neuroplasticity with Dr. Austin Perlmutter
In this episode Danielle sits down solo with Dr. Austin Perlmutter, who specializes in what he calls the “science of stuck.” His research and work centers around the thesis that modern culture is rewiring our brains and damaging our health in the name of profit, and his New York Times best-selling book, Brain Wash, offers a plan of resistance against this pervasive numbing championed by our society. Austin suggests that to rehabilitate our neuroplasticity—a.k.a., our brain's ability to shift its response to our environment—we need to combat the isolation of our digital age by seeking out both more human connection, and time immersed in Nature. He believes that through reconnecting with our community and ourselves, we can reattune our consciousness and ability to sit on the driver’s seat of our own health. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener
05/09/2023 • 58 minutes 4 seconds
Stop Overlooking Your Oral Microbiome With Dr. Gerry Curatola
On today's podcast we had the pleasure of sitting down with Whitney and Danielle's longtime personal dentist, Dr. Gerry Curatola. Dr. Curatola has been a practicing clinician for several decades and is anything but traditional when it comes to oral health and his holistic approach to dentistry. Based on academic research and practice, he champions the idea that our mouth microbiome is both a portal and a mirror to our overall well being, and that it holds many more insights to our health than the modern Western dentistry standards address. He's the author of a new book called The Mouth Body Connection, which details how to create a healthy mouth, reduce inflammation, and prevent disease throughout the entire body. He's also the co-inventor of the world's first prebiotic naturopathic toothpaste called Revitin. During this conversation we touch on everything from metal fillings to jaw cavitations, root canals, and Dr. Curatola’s personal mission to change the world of denti
01/08/2023 • 1 hour 9 minutes 49 seconds
The Science of True Happiness with Dawson Church
Today, we’re excited to be sitting down with Dr. Dawson Church, an award-winning science writer and author of three best-selling books The Genie in Your Genes, Mind to Matter, and Bliss Brain, to explore how we can remodel the brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy. Dawson founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. The Institute’s largest program, the Veterans Stress Project, has offered free treatment to over 20,000 veterans with PTSD over the past decade. Here, he shares his methods of treatment, the science behind them, and how the rituals we choose are investments in our long-term happiness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 16 seconds
Sakara Sessions Presents: The Gut Health-Metabolism Connection with Dr. William Li
Today we’re diving into one of our most-requested topics: metabolism. With the help of Sakara Science Council Member and Harvard-trained medical doctor, Dr. William Li, we dissolve many of the myths about metabolism that we’ve all been led to believe, including that your metabolism does not have to slow with age–but why you might still be experiencing a metabolic slow down and what you can do to resolve it. We also discuss the calorie myth, and why eating for our gut health means eating for our whole body. This eye-opening episode reminds us of the power we hold over our own health, and how we can get back in the driver’s seat at any age or life-stage. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/2023 • 51 minutes 56 seconds
Finding Play in Pleasure with Dr. Rachel Allyn
Our relationship with our body is one of, if not the most important relationships in our lives. At Sakara we believe that deepening our body intelligence is key to well-being—which is why we’re so excited to speak with today’s guest, Dr. Rachel Allyn. As an author, TEDx speaker, and holistic somatic psychologist, Dr. Allyn’s work hinges on the study of body wisdom. She focuses on taking pressure off the mind to foster a deeper connection with our bodies, working with patients to hone their “bodyfulness”—her term for expanding our mindfulness to incorporate our physical bodies. By integrating movement into her practice, she helps them unlearn and release long-held stigmas and shame about their bodies and their pleasure, allowing them to access greater satisfaction and joy—both in their physical relationships with themselves, and their intimate relationships with others. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' targe
30/05/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
Becoming Who We Were Meant To Be with Peter Crone
At Sakara, we believe in the intricate and sacred connection between our minds and bodies, and that the nourishment we take in includes not just what’s on our plate, but what we feed our spirits, too. In today’s episode, we’re so excited to speak with author, speaker, and internationally recognized “mind architect” Peter Crone to explore the fundamental issues that connect us through the shared human experience. In this enlightening philosophical conversation, Peter guides us through his methods for releasing toxic inner narratives; disconnecting our minds from scarcity, inadequacy, and, in doing so, achieving the ultimate gift of true freedom. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/2023 • 55 minutes 19 seconds
Unlocking The Metaphysical Realm With Graham Nicholls
Is there life after death? Is there any essential soul to the human body? What is consciousness? Today on the Sakara Life Podcast we explore possible answers to these existential queries, as we’re joined by Graham Nicholls to discuss his work around out of body experiences (OBEs) and the psychology of consciousness. An author, lecturer, and board member for the Rhine Research Center, Graham connects the dots between cutting-edge metaphysics research and his own personal history with out-of-body experiences, exploring how they can help us all reach greater levels of consciousness and spiritual fulfillment. In this cerebral conversation, Graham shows us how this deeper level of consciousness can impact the way we move through the world and understand our connection to the greater universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.
19/04/2023 • 55 minutes 16 seconds
Blurring the Lines Between Neuroscience and Spirit with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman
Here at Sakara, we're forever exploring the connections between our brains and bodies, and the role our minds and habits play in creating the lives we want to live. In this episode, we're joined by the renowned psychologist and author Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman to discuss his books, The Molecule of More and Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind, and his work exploring the neurochemical dopamine's impact on our mental health. In this fascinating conversation, Dr. Lieberman unpacks the ways in which this powerful hormone is often misunderstood, diving into both its light and shadow sides—and how it can help us manifest our future. Together we examine the difference between our conscious and unconscious mind, and the phenomenon of transcendence, the power of faith, and the limits that blur the line between science and spirit. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' t
04/04/2023 • 58 minutes 32 seconds
Finding The Path to Freedom with Dr. Gabor Mate
On today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with bestselling author and world renowned speaker, Dr. Gabor Maté. An expert in trauma and addiction, Dr. Mate illuminates the vastly overlooked connection between trauma, stress, and disease that research has proven time and time again. In a quest to better understand ourselves and our behaviors, we take a glimpse at our founder, Danielle Duboise’s own childhood as an example of understanding and relating to the trauma and coping mechanisms that we learn as children– and how they carry into adulthood. We also explore the real impacts of what Dr. Mate calls a “toxic culture” on our overall long-term health, and the tools we can use to move towards finding our true selves while healing from suffering. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informa
21/03/2023 • 55 minutes 57 seconds
Honoring Your Truth with Bella Hadid and Jen Batchelor of Kin Euphorics
Today we're joined for the first time by two fellow entrepreneurs, who are pioneers of one of the fastest-growing markets in health and wellness today. Jen Bachelor and Bella Hadid are the co-founders of Kin Euphorics, a company rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, crafting functional adult beverages designed to offer an entourage effect using natural ingredients that nourish the mind and body. We connect with Bella and Jen about what it’s like being female co-founders in the world of wellness, and the shared ethos that drew us to one another. We then explore the idea of the “reckoning”, where Bella and Jen open up about their own personal transformation stories, and the pivotal moments that left each of them with no choice but to abandon any long-held beliefs or social pressures in search of the tools and rituals that would ultimately bring them together in pursuit of nourishing their bodies, minds, and spirits from the inside out. Hosted on
07/03/2023 • 51 minutes 2 seconds
The Truth Behind The History of Fast Food
In today’s episode, we’re joined by scholar, national speaker, professor, and author of the Pulitzer prize winning book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Dr. Marcia Chatelain. This conversation explores the societal factors that have led to the rise of the fast food industry over the last 50 years—and the misconceptions many have about why communities rely on fast and convenience foods. We also dive into the more intimate side of what food means on an individual level, discussing the true meaning of generational wealth, and what a legacy of values, knowledge, and education around our global food systems could possibly look like. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/2023 • 50 minutes 57 seconds
The Truth About Our Food System: Is It Medicine, or Poison? with Dr. Robert Lustig
In this episode, we are joined by esteemed pediatric neuro endocrinologist, professor, and author, Dr. Robert Lustig, to discuss the industry-disrupting research around processed foods, and how it could lead to systemic breakthroughs in how we treat and prevent many of the chronic metabolic diseases that are increasingly on the rise. We go deep into the science behind many of the topics in his new book, Metabolical, to understand the nuances behind how food either works for us or against us. This eye-opening conversation makes clear the meaning of food as medicine, and brings a critical awareness to the connection between our plate and our life-long health from childhood onward. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2023 • 55 minutes 44 seconds
Preventing Cancer Through Lifestyle Habits with Dr. Connealy
On today's episode, we are joined by the renowned Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, who is a leader in the functional medicine space and primarily known for her work around preventing cancer through addressing patients’ lifestyle habits. We discuss how the cancer treatment landscape has been revolutionized, from treatment protocols to the research supporting the importance of lifestyle habits in relation to the development and prevention of many different diseases. Dr. Connealy shares how to take preventative action before diagnosis, and how her center, Cancer Center for Healing and Center for New Medicine, which has become the largest integrative medical clinic in North America, is designed with a patient-first approach. Her work is the perfect example of one of our Sakara values, science and spirit, and reminds us that we have so much agency when it comes to our overall health. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='
03/01/2023 • 57 minutes 25 seconds
Finding Our Spiritual Purpose with Marianne Williamson
In this episode, we are joined by our longtime inspiration and spiritual mentor, Marianne Williamson, to discuss her book, A Return To Love, and all the ways it’s impacted us both. Throughout this conversation, we discuss how we can all honor our inner voice in order to find true spiritual peace and guidance - regardless of religion. Marianne explains why walking in love both with ourselves (and others) is critical for us to unlock our true purpose and find fulfillment in life. This beautiful conversation serves as a reminder that living in service to others is so important for true connection and allows us to experience the divine. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/2022 • 59 minutes 20 seconds
Healing the Future Generation of America Through Food with Nancy Easton and Maya Feller
In this episode, we’re joined by Nancy Easton, Founder and Executive Director of Wellness in The Schools, and Sakara Science Council Advisor and WITS Board Member, Maya Feller, to discuss the important work we are all doing to help bring proper nutrition and education to the next generation. We discuss all of the complexities of our current food system and the history behind how we got here - from our relationships with farmers, the environments we live in, and the lack of access to nutritional food (especially in schools). This conversation is extremely eye-opening around the systemic changes needed in order to make an impact on the health of our future generation and the quality of food that we all have access to. After hearing this episode, if you feel called to support WITS’ incredible mission, please head to the link below to learn more and donate: wellnessintheschools.org/donate Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target=
29/11/2022 • 1 hour 2 minutes 35 seconds
Living (and Farming) with Intentionality + Reverence to Mother Earth with Molly Chester and Tyler Ranson
In this special episode, our Senior Director, Procurement and R&D, Tyler Ranson, sits down with one of the acclaimed farmers behind the hit “Big Little Farms” documentary, Molly Chester, to discuss the connection between our plate and the health of our bodies and the earth. Molly shares her family’s unique approach to farming and how they operate from a place of intentionality when it comes to how they interact with their land and ecosystem. Tyler and Molly also discuss the importance of enjoying food thoughtfully and why it’s critical for each of us to understand how the current farming landscape is impacting everything from the health of the soil, our communities, economy, and more. Ultimately, this episode will encourage you to reflect on your food choices and seek to better understand how what we consume impacts everything around us. To shop our limited-time Black Friday sitewide sale, use the code BFPODCAST for 25% off all products - happy shopping!<b
15/11/2022 • 56 minutes 9 seconds
Introducing: Sakara Systems with Danielle & Whitney
In celebration of our newest launch, Sakara Systems, we’re bringing you another solo episode to chat about this exciting moment that’s been over ten(!) years in the making. These systems have been such a labor of love and we’ve worked with nutritionists, doctors, and the Sakara Science Council to continue delivering transformation to each of you through food as medicine. In this episode, we’ll walk you through the 4 different Sakara Systems we created ( Metabolism, Cleanse, Performance, and Gut Health) and the why behind each, along with breaking down what reckonings mean to us here at Sakara and how we’re there to support you through every major milestone in life. If you’re interested in learning more about each system in depth, check out the link below for more information:<a href="https://www.sakara.com/pages/nutrition-program-compare?source=GoogleSearch&gclid=CjwKCAjw5P2aBhAlEiwAAdY7dCt1Yu8obnx37CMb3KTHqVKGZSdPhOxA29avq2wAIjpmmPbkF_DDpxoCYjQQAvD_BwE" rel="noopener nor
01/11/2022 • 32 minutes 37 seconds
Eating to Foster a Healthy Microbiome and Combat the Effects of Long Covid with Dr. Leo Galland
Today we’re digging into a fascinating topic that we have yet to cover on The Sakara Life Podcast: Long Covid and it’s effects on the body. We’re joined by the esteemed internist and author, Dr. Leo Galland, to discuss his latest research around covid and understand how our biology is directly correlated to our susceptibility to the virus and other diseases. He also breaks down the science behind the critical role our nutritional and lifestyle habits play in our overall health - all of which further proves that getting enough plants (and a diversity of them!) in our diets is critical to stave off disease. In a recent study that Dr. Galland sites during the episode, states that a control group eating “a low carbohydrate high protein diet, which had no added sugar but fewer vegetables and more red meat and poultry, had a risk of being sicker that was almost 4 times as high as people whose diet was described as plant based.” This episode serves as a great reminder that all of our choic
11/10/2022 • 1 hour 5 minutes 1 second
Confronting Our Trauma and Restoring Inner Peace with Gabby Bernstein
We’re joined by one of our dear friends and bestselling author, Gabby Bernstein, to discuss her latest book, Happy Days. In this conversation, she candidly shares her own battle with addiction and explains how understanding her shame allowed her to heal herself from inner trauma. We also discuss how we can each begin this journey of self work and reclaim the way we respond to trauma in order to find inner enlightenment. This moving conversation will encourage you to reflect and connect to yourself in order to find safety and security. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/2022 • 48 minutes 49 seconds
How Lifestyle Choices and Parasites Impact Our Gut Health with Chris Kresser
Did you know that 60% of the calories Americans eat are from ultra-processed foods that disrupt our gut? In this episode, we sit down with NYT bestselling author and founder of Kresser Institute, Chris Kresser, to discuss how a majority of Americans’ lifestyle and nutritional choices are deeply impacting the health of their guts. Chris breaks down the role stress, sleep, and food plays in our overall health and how joy is a surprising factor that impacts our cellular biology. Chris also shares his inspiring personal health journey with us - one that started with a parasite infection and ultimately caused him to completely transform his life. He dives into the science behind parasitic infections and how we can all make choices to protect our body from harmful pathogens. Ultimately, this fascinating conversation will encourage you to reflect on your own personal lifestyle choices and make healthier changes - whether it’s eating more whole, nourishing foods or cultivating more joy in your