One step to learn more and be inspired to become healthier is… listening to health podcasts!
Here are my top podcasts for increasing your well-being.
1. Rich Roll
The show’s host Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete and he’s a vegan.
Can you imagine how hard it is to excel as an ultra-endurance athlete while going on a vegan diet?
Rich Roll is a living example of someone who had been through the toughest times of life. But, he was able to come out of it although not unscathed, but someone who is an inspiration to everybody.
Rich Roll’s show is not just about guests telling the audience what to do to improve health and wellness. The guests are also made to reveal what they do to help people achieve such aim. The show will have different guests with different advocacies as well.
But, what brings them to the Rich Roll show is their shared interest in achieving better health and wellness. Whether you’re a yoga enthusiast or an obese wanting to change for the better, the show is for you.
If you haven’t been able to listen to his podcast, let me give you a heads up. The show starts with Rich Roll himself endorsing several products and services. Don’t lose your patience listening to his endorsements. In fact, it is proof of the show’s increasing popularity and for a good reason.
The show is so fun and informative you’ll find yourself listening to his podcast episodes one after the other. Some episodes have videos so you can actually see, not just hear his guests.
2. Bulletproof Radio
Bulletproof Radio is hosted by Dave Asprey who’s not your ordinary podcaster. He is the founder and CEO of the world’s first nutrition and human performance company.
The name of the company is Bulletproof which sells coffee, collagen protein bars and other food and drinks. These products guarantee to improve your performance.
But, Dave’s goal of helping people achieve better health and performance does not end there. He created Bulletproof Radio where he interviews experts from the field of nutrition, biochemistry, meditation, etc. This podcast aims to make people realize that it is very much possible to improve your entire body’s performance.
You’ll love this podcast for many reasons. Dave does less of the talking so expect to be showered with crucial information from his guests. He sees to it that his guests are given the luxury to talk about what they need to tell the audience.
Most of all, this podcast will make you realize that it is so much possible to biohack yourself. What’s biohacking, anyway? To find the answer, check out Dave’s Bulletproof Radio.
3. The Ultimate Health Podcast
The Ultimate Health Podcast is hosted by two people who have this zeal for helping other people achieve good health.
The host Dr. Jesse Chappus decided to retire from being a chiropractor and created a podcast. He did this because he wanted to help more people around the globe.
The co-host, Marni Wasserman is a nutritionist. The two of them share the same passion for helping people achieve good health.
And what better way to do this than to create a podcast? The Ultimate Health Podcast, true to its name, will give you the information you need to achieve ultimate health.
One of the most exciting episodes includes Happiness in Imperfection. The guest for this episode is Sarah Knight. This episode teaches people that it is okay to be someone who’s not a team player.
Of course, you’ll learn more than these if you’d listen to the entire show.
4. Revolution Health Radio
The show is hosted by Chris Kresser an integrative medicine practitioner and a licensed acupuncturist.
In this podcast, Chris not only acts like a regular host. But, he also serves as a health detective who loves to debunk mainstream health myths. He extracts practical and truthful information about health, medicine and nutrition from his guest experts.
These are few of the many reasons why this podcast deserves to be on this list of best podcasts. For those of you who are not familiar with Chris Kresser, he’s the guy. Yes, he’s the one to turn to when you want to understand complicated topics about health.
Rest assured that he will diligently break down profound health information into more understandable facts. Practical Steps for Healing the Gut, and How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake are some of the best episodes you should not dare miss.
5. The Fat-Burning Man
This award-winning podcast is hosted by Abel James.
After all the success and fame that he earned as a writer and podcaster, he claimed he isn’t a guru. He believes that he does not have all the answers to what is best for your health.
In his website, he mentioned the expert is his audience. It is only you as the audience who knows what works best for your health. Abel encourages his listeners to not just remain listeners for life. But, he wanted his audience to become health gurus of their selves eventually.
Haven’t listened to Abel’s podcast yet?
Begin with his episode about Don Saladino, one of the most sought-after Hollywood celebrities’ trainer. They talk about “The Meaning of Resilience.” At the end of the show, you’ll realize this podcast is not just about getting in shape physically.
It also teaches you about the right attitudes to possess to be able to improve your health.
6. Found my Fitness
Do you want to learn about the latest research on health but don’t want to read through the scientific studies?
There are ways to keep yourself updated about these things. The best way to do that is to listen to Found My Fitness podcast.
The show is hosted by Dr. Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick. She’s a biochemist who wants to share to her audience what she learned from her research.
Most of us are aware that refined sugar wreaks havoc on our health. How is this possible and why? Dr. Rhonda has the answer to this question. Her answers can be scientific because she’s a biochemist.
But, rest assured that her explanations are simplified. She makes sure that she’s able to get her message across her millions of listeners.
If you’re looking to improve your overall health, make her podcast a part of your health and fitness regimen. Start with listening to the episode about “Refined Sugar and Its Effects on Mortality, the Brain, Cancer, Hormones & More.”
If you love to listen to research-based facts about health, this podcast will surely satisfy you.
7. Dr. Chatterjee
Most of the factual information you get on the internet about health is too scientific. It makes readers, barring all health and science experts, more confused about the truth of better health.
To help us understand the complexities of achieving better health, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee created this podcast. His show is also anchored on the belief that good health must be accessible to everyone.
Maybe you’re among millions of people who are in search for better health. Maybe you are also among those who have become tired of being told what to eat. It is high time that you should know the other equally important aspect of eating.
Listen to his podcast episode titled “Why When You Eat Matters.” In this episode, guest Professor Satchin Panda will help you become more aware of what time you should be eating. In this podcast, you will also learn how your eating habits affect your body’s natural clock.
8. Wellness Mama
Wellness Mama is dedicated to all the busy (and even the not so busy) women and moms out there. Of course, men are not prohibited from listening to this podcast show.
The show features stories about moms and their quest for having healthy children and a healthy family.
One great thing about this podcast is that there aren’t any nonsense interruptions. Guests are given the luxury to talk about their personal experiences regarding health and anything related to it.
If you are looking to make a major switch to help your family achieve better health, listen to this podcast. Start listening to the episode “The Hidden Elements in Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health.” This episode alone is enough to make you realize that this show is gold!
9. Natural MD Radio
Being a woman these days can be tough. You’ll not only be dealing with problems that occur in your home.
Often, women turn to the internet to look for solutions to certain issues they’re facing. It is possible that Google and YouTube have become your frequent go-to when you’re in search of information. Time spent on the internet has led many of us to have difficulty sorting out the facts from the myths.
This could mean so many issues that you need to deal with. This is true, especially if what you hear from your doctor is a lot different from what you’ve read on the internet.
Luckily, this podcast is born. It helps moms and their families figure out whether conventional medicine does work. Or, whether mainstream medicine can only do more harm than good to your family. For starters, check out the episode titled “Trust Us When We Say We’re Sick.”
The wealth of information presented by this podcast is a must for everybody to listen to. Whether you’re a man, a boy or a member of the LGBT community- this show is for you! If you’re living a hectic life and you only have a few minutes to spare, listen to this podcast. You will then find yourself setting aside enough time each week to listen to this show.
10. Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Have you had enough of those “How to Be Healthier” podcast? It is high time you should also learn how to be “Happier.”
This award-winning podcast is hosted by Gretchen Rubin. The show has everything you need to know to be happier in life. The show discusses anything from breaking bad habits to decluttering your home and dealing with a difficult colleague. Gretchen has all the hacks for these.
This podcast is just so light to the ears. Listening to it feels like you are talking to your long-time best friend. Gretchen gives out tips that are so doable and so realistic. She speaks of real-life situations that not only women can relate to.
Gretchen possesses the ability to convey serious ideas with humor and clarity. No wonder her book “The Happiness Project” was among the New York Times’ best sellers.
Her happiness hacks are the kind that you are most likely to follow and apply in your own real life. To make the show even more interesting, she’s got her younger sister Elizabeth Craft as her co-host. With Elizabeth Craft and Gretchen Rubin in one podcast, you’ve got the best of both worlds!
11. Trained by Nike
Trained is produced by Nike Training Club Pro. The episodes are geared towards empowering trainers and gym enthusiasts.
But, if you’re not a trainer or a weightlifter, don’t ever think that this podcast isn’t for you. If you’d try to listen to even just one episode of it, you will realize it’s for everyone.
Besides, who doesn’t need holistic training? We all need to improve physically, mentally and emotionally. Have you ever wondered how those bodybuilders were able to achieve such physique?
The truth is that it’s not just about the training gears and equipment. It’s more about discipline, having the right mindset and everything in between. If you want to achieve your goals, aside from having a well-sculpted body check out this podcast.
The show is hosted by the Savant of Speen Ryan Flaherty. He’s the trainer of some of the world’s most successful athletes. These include Serena Williams and Russell Wilson.
Start with listening to the podcast with guest Arianna Huffington. In this podcast, she talks about “Why You Need To Care About Self-Care.” She emphasizes the importance of sleep and recovery. All throughout the interview, the host is amazed at Arianna’s ability to focus. She was so present during the interview despite the background noise in the building where they’re in.
Being focused is crucial if you want to succeed in this world filled with all sorts of distractions. Arianna also tells us how to set super ambitious yet realistic goals. Grab your headset and listen to it now!
12. Food Heaven Made Easy
A podcast hosted by two women, Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez from two different states.
Wendy is from the Bronx while Jess is from Oakland.
Together they will take their listeners on a journey of healthy eating. They are both registered dietitians who are advocates of a plant-based diet.
But, their podcast is not just about food and eating. Their podcast episodes may also include topics about gut health, gardening, shopping for food, etc.
Although the podcast is hosted by two women, men from all walks of life are welcome to listen! Remember that food and healthy eating habits are for everyone. It’s a show hosted by experts and with guests who are also experts in their fields. This guarantees a worthwhile listening experience for everybody.
Want to check out their podcast for the first time? Listen to the episode “When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession” The guest, Christy Harrison is a registered dietitian nutritionist. Since Christy is also known as a certified intuitive eating counselor, this episode will surely blow your mind.
13. Ben Coomber
Ben Coomber used to be a guy who suffered from ADHD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, asthma and eczema.
Today, he has become a certified coach, nutritionist, speaker and fitness enthusiast. How he became one? Check out his podcast show and learn more about how to regain your life and achieve success.
His ten years of meaningful journey in the health and fitness industry is indeed very inspiring. He is living proof of someone who was able to rise against the evils of obesity.
The good news is that he wants to inspire others to be the same. This is why his show Ben Coomber Radio was born. Today, the show is considered as UK’s top-rated Health and Fitness podcast.
If you’re looking to improve your physical health or change your mindset, Ben Coomber podcast can undoubtedly help you with that. Check out his episode “From Obese to AWESOME – 13 years of life lessons”.
These lessons he learned can also be your lessons, so listen to Ben and begin your journey to being awesome.
14. Mindbodygreen Podcast
This podcast was born out of Mindbodygreen’s endless journey to health and wellness.
The people behind Mindbodygreen believe that wellness is not an ultimate destination. But, it should be viewed and practiced as a continuing journey.
Mindbodygreen podcast episodes consist of conversations with famous people in the health and wellness industry. The guests are people who have earned quite a reputation for building an empire of health and wellness. Some of the guests are Katlin Smith, the Founder of Simple Mills and Dr. Will Cole a Functional Medicine expert.
Don’t judge the whole show based on its somewhat too stiff and scripted introduction. By the way, the host is Mindbodygreen’s Founder and CEO Jason Wachob. Keep on listening and you’ll find lots of golden information that will help you become healthier, happier and more successful.
15. The Paleo Solution Podcast
Occupying the 15th place in our list of Top 17 Health Podcast is Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution Podcast.
This show is one of the products of his book – The Paleo Solution’s popularity. The said book earned him an award as two times bestselling author by Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The show provides information not just on clean eating the Paleo way.
It also teaches sustainability, improved performance and longevity. Robb Wolf used to be a research biochemist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belter and former Powerlifting Champion. All the knowledge he gained from these experiences were rolled into one great podcast.
If you’d be listening to his podcast for the first time, you might want to try Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Another episode to quench your curiosity for the Paleo diet is Eating Meat and Sustainability. If you’d like to boost your knowledge and skills in training, check out Intelligent Workouts and The War on Carbs.
16. Live Planted
Our list of health podcasts wouldn’t be complete without one for the vegan community.
The Live Planted podcast will help make it possible for you to live a vegan lifestyle. The show does a great job in reaching out to its vegan audience. A lot of helpful information is provided along with words of encouragement, especially for the budding vegans.
The host Alyssa Girgash encourages her audience to share their thoughts as well by sending her a message through Instagram.
Are you worried about how to tell other people that you’ve already made that switch to a vegan diet? Do you find it difficult to fit into your circle of friends now that you’ve started to become vegan? Do you want to learn how to make veganism work for you 24 hours a day, seven days week?
You’ll get all these information by listening to the Live Planted podcast.
PediaCast is a perfect inclusion to our Top 17 Health Podcasts. It isn’t one that caters only to women or children. This podcast which will complete our list is one designed to help parents out there. Yes, you’ve heard it right – a podcast for parents.
The show is hosted by Dr. Mike Patrick, a certified pediatrician. Parents certainly have questions regarding their children’s health. Luckily, you’ve got Dr. Mike to give you answers that are all current, evidence-based and taken from peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Mike used to work as a radio DJ before he embarked on medical school. He’s got more than 20 years of experience dealing with children from primary care settings to urgent care centers. He also helped children in summer camps and emergency departments.
So, if you’ve got questions or just want to learn more about your child’s health, tune in to PediaCAST show.
Oh! Almost forgot, I am also addicted to green tea and Harry Potter.