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Top 3 Wellness Podcasts of 2021

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The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

Why We Love It

Dr. Thema is a licensed psychologist who uses a multi-disciplinary approach of artistic expression, spirituality, psychology and culture. The podcast tackles everything from jealousy in friendships, tackling the fear of commitment, and reclaiming our own power all in service of coming home to ourselves.

Who Else Might Love it

Anyone seeking a calm, cool voice in the middle of a personal storm. No matter your struggle, chances are Dr. Thema has offered the words you need to hear in her long running podcast.

Where to Listen

Ep 108: Increasing Accountability The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

Dr. Thema provides strategies to follow through with your intentions, standards, and goals.Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
  1. Ep 108: Increasing Accountability
  2. Ep 107: Being Open to Feedback
  3. Ep 106: Overcoming a Fear of Commitment
  4. Ep 105: A Champion Mindset: Peak Performance and Flow
  5. Ep 104: Activating Courage

Maintenance Phase with Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes

Why We Love It

Aubrey and Michael demolish toxic wellness myths to lay out the history of eating disorders, fat phobia, and the people who sell us modern day snake oil. Bonus- they actually explain the origin of “snake oil” as a term for products with false promises!

Who Else Might Love it

Anyone seeking a second opinion on diet culture. Not sure Dr. Oz or Oprah gave you the best information? Curious if Moon Juice is legit? Aubrey and Michael might have the clues you’re looking for.

Where to Listen

School Lunches, P-Hacking and the Original "Pizzagate" Maintenance Phase

This week we're diving into one of the biggest-ever scandals in nutrition research. For nearly two decades, Brian Wansink's Food and Brand Lab told Americans that lower weights, healthier workplaces and better school lunches were just a few small tweaks away. Then, in 2015, he wrote a blog post and it all came crashing down. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers, face masks and moreLinks!A Credibility Crisis in Food ScienceStatistical heartburn: An attempt to digest four pizza publications from the Cornell Food and Brand LabBrian Wansink: Data Masseur, Media Villain, Emblem of a Thornier ProblemThe Wansink Dossier: An OverviewMore Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don’t Always Add UpHere’s How Cornell Scientist Brian Wansink Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies About How We EatFalse-Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows Presenting Anything as SignificantDeath of a Veggie SalesmanThe Strange, Uplifting Tale of “Joy of Cooking” Versus the Food ScientistMoms, “Food Fears” and the Power of the InternetThe science behind Smarter LunchroomsYou Can’t Trust What You Read About NutritionEnergy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothingScientific method: Statistical errorsEffect of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act on the Nutritional Quality of Meals Selected by Students and School Lunch Participation Rates9.67 Degrees of DeceptionSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase)
  1. School Lunches, P-Hacking and the Original "Pizzagate"
  2. The Keto Diet
  3. Oprah Winfrey & "John of God"
  4. Oprah Winfrey & The “Wagon of Fat”
  5. Celery Juice

Illusion Pod with James Francis & Gabi Abrão

Why We Love It

James and Gabi explore the wellness of our minds and spirits. Each week alternates between a discussion episode between the hosts and a meditation lead by James. The duo also regularly hosts Q&A style episodes answering questions from growing in spite of imposter syndrome, managing our sense of self in the middle of social media culture, and the role of love in all forms.

Who Else Might Love It

The existentialist in you. James and Gabi are both artists and spiritualists, so naturally their podcast answers our deep seated questions from a creative and otherworldly perspective.

Where to Listen

Ancestral Ties Realize Real Lies Illusion Pod

James returns to Los Angeles after visiting family and attending a not-wedding in Chicago. We discuss our experience with having our extended family thousands of miles away, but having our parents in the same city our whole lives, and how this plays a part in connection, communication, and boundaries in the family realm. We unbox a gift! We also share our opinions on 23 & me, ancestry, and the importance and clues we can find in DNA and family ties.For more content from Gabi and James:Gabi's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sighswoonJames' Newsletter:  https://nowisgood.substack.com/subscribe
  1. Ancestral Ties Realize Real Lies
  2. GUIDED MEDITATION: SPACE EXPANSION
  3. Call-in Q&A: Smooth Brain, No Ghosts
  4. 2021 A Space Odyssey
  5. Guided Meditation: Gallery Visit

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