Dr. Melina is joined on episode two of Practically Healthy by Dr. Barry Sears! Dr. Sears is a nutritional biochemist, author, and creator of The Zone Diet®. A pioneering dietary routine, The Zone Diet® helps us shed excess body fat at the fastest possible rate, maintain wellness, and simply think and perform better. In part one of this two-part episode, Dr. Melina and Dr. Sears break down in layman's terms how certain dietary choices can cause inflammation in our bodies which expedites aging and weight gain while also leaving us more prone to illness. An eye-opening discussion that could truly help you live a longer, happier, and healthier life! Forget all those fad-diets and learn how to implement Dr. Sears' incredibly effective and medically sound strategy in your life by clicking here.
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Ultramarathon Man Pt.2 Dean Karnazes
26:06In part two of a special two part episode, Dr. Melina and ultramaratoner Dean Karnazes continue their fascinating conversation by discussing Dean’s approach to nutrition, and how his fueling strategies have evolved over time to maximize his performance and optimize aging as a celebrated endurance athlete. Dean and Dr. Melina connect on his extensive use of herbs and spices and discuss how their benefits help optimize health and counteract the stress of endurance running (and daily life!) on the body. Dean shares his practical tips for listeners to maximize their daily energy and continues to share stories from his career that are both thought provoking and entertaining. Tune in each Wednesday for a new episode and plenty of Practically Healthy tips and insight from Dr. Melina!
Ultramarathon Man: Dean Karnazes
38:37Named by TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, Ultramarathoner and NY Times best-selling author Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 50 marathons in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days, completed the grueling Western States 100 mile run 13 times, run 262 miles without rest, and run across Death Valley in the famed Badwater Ultramarathon in the middle of summer (10 times). WOW! He joins Dr. Melina on episode 23 of the Practically Healthy podcast to share his turning point of foregoing a lucrative but unsatisfying career to pursue his true passion of ultrarunning, the ups and downs of life as an ultramarathoner, and the philosophical lessons he has learned that unfold over 30 years of pushing his body beyond imagination. A fascinating listen that will engage and inspire everyone- whether you love to run or not! To learn more about Dean and his book, “A Runner’s High”, visit UltraMarathonMan.com.
The Biggest Loser Chef: Devin Alexander
41:52Chef on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, best selling author, and Dr. Melina’s longtime friend, Devin Alexander, joins to share her inspiring personal story and and unique approach to healthy cooking in episode 21 of the Practically Healthy Podcast. As a 200 pound 15 year old, Devin began her journey making healthy swaps to the indulgent foods made by her Italian Grandmothers. Today, she continues to create decadent dishes, made over in her many best selling cookbooks for The Biggest Loser, along with other titles including Fast Food Fix which offers a “healthier” McDonald’s Big Mac dupe that may just be better than the original! Devin’s shares practically healthy hacks even the most “cooking challenged” can employ and tips for busy moms to set their kids up for a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about Devin’s multitude of nutrition projects, visit her website at DevinAlexander.com
America’s Favorite Food Scientist: Dr. Taylor Wallace
39:36This week on Practically Healthy, Dr. Melina is joined by her good friend and colleague and a man the Huffington Post called the "nation’s premier food and nutrition guru"...Dr. Taylor Wallace! Dr. Wallace is an actual food scientist and is an expert on food safety, supplements, and nutrition. Dr. Melina and Dr. Wallace explore how so many of us are often deficient in certain nutrients, such as magnesium and choline, and the unexpected negative health consequences. Dr. Wallace also share tips on choosing the right supplements (spoiler alert: you don't have to spend a fortune!) Did you know that 70% of Americans are deficient in magnesium? Listen in and find out what you can do to be as healthy as possible...from a practical standpoint! To learn more about Dr. Wallace and his work, visit: DrTaylorWallace.com
Trainer To The Stars: Harley Pasternak
41:44On this week's episode of Practically Healthy, Dr. Melina welcomes celebrity trainer, nutritionist, best selling author - and friend - Harley Pasternak! Harley is the real deal, holding a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences and an Honors Degree in Kinesiology - making him uniquely qualified as both a nutrition and fitness expert. Harley boasts the largest celebrity client roster in the industry and has worked with the likes of Halle Barry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and more. He shares his unique approach to nutrition and fitness and debunks certain fad diets and fitness regimens that have become popular, without any basis in science. An intimate discussion with one of the world’s leading trainers! Follow Harley at @harleypasternak and learn more about Harley and his multitude of fitness and nutrition projects at HarleyPasternak.com.
Better Nutrition: Ashley Koff
48:26Dr. Melina's guest on this weeks episode of Practically Healthy is internationally recognized dietician, Ashley Koff! Ashley Koff, RD has been recognized by Today's Dietician Magazine as one of the top 10 registered dieticians, by CNN as one of the Top 100 Health Makers, and is an expert in assisting others in cultivating better nutrition, empowering them to figure out what their body needs to run at its best. Ashley and Dr. Melina discuss a number of examples that highlight the need for personalized nutrition approaches and dispel some of the sweeping and generalized bits of advice applied across the board to people categorized by certain health conditions or lifestyle choices. Another eye-opening, practical discussion that will make you re-examine your nutrition choices and beliefs about what is truly best for you. To learn more about Ashley Koff's work and career, visit her website: AshleyKoffRD.com
Is Your Family Sugarproof?: Dr. Michael Goran
49:45One of the world's leading experts on childhood nutrition and obesity, Dr. Michael Goran, joins Dr. Melina on this week's episode of Practically Healthy. Dr. Goran has worked for more than thirty years as a researcher and doctor and is the author of Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk and What You Can Do. Get ready to rethink your ideas about what is truly healthy for you and your children as these two experts explore cutting-edge science and break it down in layman's terms. Dr. Melina and Dr. Goran explore the surprising science behind the wild amounts of sugar in many kids (and adults) diets and the impact that it can have on their health. Learn more about Dr. Michael Goran's book and his ground-breaking work here: SugarProofKids.com
Psychedelic Renaissance: Ronan Levy
38:16Dr. Melina’s guest on this weeks’ episode of Practically Healthy is Ronan Levy, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Field Trip Health and host of the Field Tripping Podcast! As one of the leading voices advocating for the expanded use of psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy, Ronan explains the renewed interest in applying substances such as Ketamine, Psilocybin, and MDMA to treat mental health conditions such PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. He and Dr. Melina unpack the cultural and societal hesitancy around these substances and explore their various applications in clinical settings and their efficacy. To learn more about Ronan's work and his thought-provoking Field Tripping Podcast, check him out on the web at: FieldTripping.fm
Understanding Hunger: Dr. Adrienne Youdim
50:00This week on Practically Healthy, Dr. Melina is joined by Dr. Adrienne Youdim. She is a board certified internist who specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition and is the author of "Hungry For More", a thought-provoking book that explores the nature of hunger and how the desire to lose weight is often indicative of a desire for something deeper. Dr. Melina and Dr. Youdim explore this fascinating concept and shed light on how the interplay between perfectionism and acceptance can help or hinder our weight-loss goals. Listen in for guidance on deciphering what it is in your life that is the driving force behind your hunger! To learn more about Dr. Youdim, her work, and her book, "Hungry For More", visit her website here: DrAdrienneYoudim.com
Age Gracefully: Pete McCall
48:06Pete McCall, master trainer, host of the All About Fitness podcast, and entrepreneur, joins Dr. Melina on this week's episode of Practically Healthy. A heavily-certified fitness professional, Pete shares his insights into how higher intensity fitness routines can combat the aging process. Melina and Pete chat about how these sorts of regimens can decrease the chance of health issues, such as diabetes and heart problems, while improving longevity and hormone levels. Many of us use lower intensity workouts as we get older but you'll hear how higher intensity routines are more effective at slowing the aging process. Listen in to hear how Pete's approach to fitness can slow aging and enhance your quality of life! To learn more about all that Pete has going on visit: petemccallfitness.com