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Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 37 episodes, 1 day, 13 hours, 43 minutes
Welcome to Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction with cardiologist Dr. Danielle Belardo, a podcast dedicated to debunking wellness trends, exploring fact-based medicine, and busting any headline that’s more “hype” than happening. Each week, Dr. Belardo will interview top experts in a variety of fields including women’s health, dermatology, exercise science, gastroenterology, mental health, and—her personal favorite—nutrition science. She will be addressing common myths that, even as a preventative cardiologist, she once fell victim to, and sharing whether the latest tips from Goop, Rogan, or other so-called experts are indeed facts or just pure fiction. Dr. Belardo's mission is to cut through the noise and help you to stop wasting your time and money on anything that doesn’t actually bring you the health and happiness we all deserve. This is the podcast where scientific debates and discussions are fact-based and nonsense pseudoscience can take a hike. Wellness has been unwell, so let’s change it!  Be sure to rate, review, follow and comment about what not-so wellness trend you would like to hear debunked. Follow Dr. Danielle Belardo @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction.
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Fashionably Unwell – The Dark Side of America's "Wellness" Industry

Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, journalist, author, and former wellness addict, Rina Raphael. After personally falling victim to commodified wellness, Rina has dedicated her career to unveiling the truth behind this "un-well" industry. On this episode, Danielle and Rina delve into the variables that have steered society into adopting "quick fixes" through fashionable wellness trends and why we shouldn’t feel bad about falling for them. Tune in for unique insight, perspective, and realness surrounding wellness that might have you thinking twice about your next self-care investment.   Danielle and Rina discuss:    The dangerous lack of scientific evidence pertaining to commodified wellness   Marketing, well-funded messaging and its powerful nature   Why people lean towards alternative ways of healing and our flawed medical system   The importance of assurance when it comes to our health and how health "gurus" falsely sell assurance   How women, rather than men, are frequently targeted in the wellness space through scare tactics  Wellness mania and why it’s considered hyper-American   The ways in which we treat wellness as if it were fashion, and why this is so problematic     Rina Raphael is a health, wellness, technology, and women’s issues journalist. She’s made a name for herself in the media world, having served as a wellness industry reporter for Fast Company magazine before contributing to publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Men's Health, among others. Her new book, The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self Care, provides an inside look at the boom of the wellness industry, its seductive marketing, and why we’re all falling victim to it. Her wellness industry newsletter Well To Do covers trends and news and offers market analysis. Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. All studies discussed can be found @wellnessfvfjournalclub. Follow Rina at @rrrins and find her new book The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self Care     Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  COZY EARTH - Go to and enter WELLNESS at checkout to SAVE thirty-five  Percent.  ZOCDOC - Go to and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your  search for a top-rated doctor today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/19/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Introducing - Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

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