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My Top 6 Favorite Health, Wellness and Fitness Podcasts

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I’m making it a point in 2017 to listen to more podcasts not only because they offer an insane amount of information from experts on a variety of different topics, but you can listen to them literally anytime of the day while getting ready for work, driving in your car, working out, answering emails, cooking, whenever. I’ve really never listened to podcasts before January of this year, but that has changed and I’m so happy to have found an alternative to reading (I think I fall asleep after 20 minutes of reading 9 times out of 10). I took dozens of recommendations from you all and came up with my top 7 favorite health, wellness and fitness podcasts. Check them out and let me know what you think!

1. Bulletproof Radio:
This insanely addictive podcast is for anyone wanting to learn more about quality nutrition and life hacks. With cutting edge research from world-class experts, Dave Asprey truly provides enough knowledge to keep you entertained for days (months, years??). I’ve become SUCH a fan of the Bulletproof lifestyle and especially of their vanilla shortbread Bulletproof bars and Brain Octane. Yes, Dave starts his podcasts with ads, but they’re informative and you can always FF to the good stuff if you so choose. He also talks about some of the workouts/exercises he does that includes equipment most of us will never get access to in our lives because of how expensive it is, but it’s fascinating hearing his experience with technology like that. Dave interviews some of the top researchers, biochemists, meditation experts, entrepreneurs, and doctors across the world who share tips for taking control and upgrading your biochemistry, body and mind so they work in unison.
Must Listen: #376 Vegetable Oil – The Silent Killer W/ Dr. Cate Shanahan
https://blog.bulletproof.com/category/podcasts/

2. The Fat Burning Man Show:
I really love this podcast. Abel James speaks the truth about health and nutrition and exposes the misleading claims that have been made, leading most Americans astray. He seems so approachable and treats his website as a place for discussion and conversation. Other than the fact Abel is so visibly into each podcast on his YouTube channel making you more excited to listen, the guests he brings onto his show share everything I want to learn about. Hearing from the creator of Four Sigmatic on why medicinal mushrooms are so powerful for the body, getting the inside scoop on how Kobe incorporates bone broth into his daily regimen, learning why we overeat and and how to beat cravings, understanding the thyroid connection and leaky gut, and learning more about the ketogenic diet and how to fuel athletics with fat are just a few topics on The Fat Burning Man Show. You definitely have to check out his page!
Must Listen: Dr. Cate Shanahan: Why Kobe Bryant Drinks Bone Broth, Tero Isokaupilla: Medicinal Mushrooms, Dr. Mithu Storoni: The Ketogenic Diet, Brain Boosting Fats & How To Avoid Low-Carb Mistakes
http://fatburningman.com/

3. Revolution Health Radio by Chris Kresser:
Chris Kresser has one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world and is on the New York Times Bestseller List for Your Personal Paleo. He is a physician and is very well-respected in the functional and integrative health world. His podcasts don’t include ads at the beginning of the segments (thank you) and many of the episodes are pretty short, lasting between 20-40 minutes, which are awesome. The topics and information covered are cutting-edge, nerdy, and provide practical information on how to prevent and reverse disease in a natural way.
Must listen: #32 Dr. Mark Hyman on the Future of Medicine, #19 What Causes Hormone Imbalance, #43 New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C
https://chriskresser.com/podcasts/

4. Cabral Concept:
Dr. Stephen Cabral is a Naturopathic, Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine Doctor and someone I had the pleasure of meeting while visiting Boston earlier this year. What I like about his podcasts is that he assigns a different topic for each day of the week– Motivation and Mindset Monday, Total Wellness Tuesday, Weight Loss Wednesdays, Training Thursdays… and on the weekends he addresses all kinds of commonly asked questions from his listeners. They’re generally short podcasts, some lasting even under 15 minutes. He talks pretty fast so be prepared to keep up, but he offers so much scientific info (again, giddy over the research), plus all kinds of topics people want/need to know.
Must Listen: #349 Clean 15 vs Dirty Dozen, #313 Top 5 Foods To Eat After Your Workout
http://stephencabral.com/podcasts/

5. Soul On Fire:
Jordan Younger (@thebalancedblonde) is the girl behind Soul On Fire and author of Breaking Vegan. She seems like such a down to earth girl and is truly interested in what her listeners want to hear. I actually can’t wait to visit her one of these next CA trips! Jordan has interviewed so many experts and entrepreneurs in the health, wellness and blogging world that includes Sophie Jaffe, the creator of Philosophiie, Kelly Leveque, celeb holistic nutritionist, Jonathan Albrecht, the regional operations manager of Orange Theory, Lauryn and Michael Bosstick, the two behind @theskinnyconfidential, and more. With each episode, Jordan finds out what the interviewee has done to set their soul on fire, hence the name of the podcast.
Must listen: Ep. 3 Sophie Jaffe, Ep. 5 Kelly Leveque, Ep. 14 Kelly Leveque and Wes Okerson
http://thebalancedblonde.libsyn.com/

6. Balanced Bites:
Diane Sanfilippo, NY Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox and Liz Wolf, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and best selling author have created more than 280 podcasts and have answered nearly 700 questions. These two really do a great job discussing Paleo FAQ’s and kitchen tips, beauty and skincare, and having a healthy mindset. I’m not the biggest fan of long and detailed intros to podcasts just because I’m obviously new to them, short on time and mainly looking for a quick way to receive important information in a short amount of time. Of course, I’m sure many people enjoy this aspect and become invested in the lives of both of the hosts, which is great! I found that once they do touch on questions from listeners and important topics it’s very beneficial information. For health professionals, it’s always a great refresher to listen to podcasts topics you’re familiar with. If perhaps you don’t learn anything new, a takeaway can always be learning how to better relay information to your audience in a easy to understand manner. I thought Diane and Liz are very informative and cover hundreds of commonly asked questions.
Must listen: #266 All About Digestion (FF 22 minutes), #215 All About Dairy
http://balancedbites.com/podcast-archive/


 

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  • Reply
    Laura
    February 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I LOVE Soul on Fire and Balanced Bites!! Two of my faves. I also love Georgie Morley’s new podcast, as well as PaleOMG and Girl Boss. I listen to podcasts while I workout and sometimes at work – they get me through! PS happy birthday, and thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! 🎉💜

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:41 am

      Wow, thanks for sharing more podcasts!! 🙂

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    Danie
    February 11, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Rachael! First, happy birthday. Second, totally into that #inspiralizer. Third, I wanted to comment on this post specifically and share that I love The Paleo Women’s Podcast. Noelle and Stefani have awesome perspectives and answer questions in such a helpful, non judgemental and (my favorite) in a non “one size fits all” way. I highly recommend.

    • Reply
      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:40 am

      Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    Michelle
    February 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Love this podcast round up! 🙌🏻

  • Reply
    Jeannette Root
    February 11, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Can’t wait to listen to some of these on my drive home from school. Thanks for the awesome recommendations, and happy birthday 🙂 <3

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    Tiffany (ig: tiffanyworksitout)
    February 11, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for some health/fitness related podcasts.

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    Kelly
    February 11, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Balanced notices sounds interesting! I added it to my list.

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    Gabby Sankar
    February 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I’ve been looking for some good podcasts to listen to in the gym so will definitely have to check these out! Ps. For the giveaway #rootznutritionpreworkoutandproteinpowder

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    Michele
    February 11, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    good ideas!

  • Reply
    Grace Doppler
    February 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    LOVE YOUR INSTA AND YOUR BLOG AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!! #hopingtowin #crazyrichards and # superfoods

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    Samantha
    February 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Hoping to win your giveaway 😘 #crazyrichardspb #inspiralizer

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    Kirstin Sheffler
    February 11, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    How are you so cool?! #instafriends 🙂 #happybday #aquariansisters #inspiralizer #inspiralized 🎉🌀🤗

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    Katie
    February 11, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    I am on a huge podcast kick recently!! I can’t wait to give some of these a listen! 🙂 Also happy birthday!! I would love to win the #inspiralizer <3

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    Kendall
    February 12, 2017 at 12:06 am

    These are amazing! So helpful for all of the transit time 🙂 thanks

  • Reply
    Molly
    February 12, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Happy birthday Rachael! Thank you for the blog suggestions. Also.. hoping for that variety pack of #kouzinifoods oils

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    Marissa
    February 12, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Have you listened to insatiable? I think you would love that podcast as well!

    I would love to win #rootznutrition 🙂

    Happy birthday! <3

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:34 am

      I have not, I’ll have to check it out! 🙂 Thank you!

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    Jessica
    February 12, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Thank you for this list!! I needed some new podcasts to listen to on my runs! 🎉

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    Kristina T
    February 12, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Thank you so much for this! I love hearing about your inputs and what you listen to for a better and healthier lifestyle. You rock!

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:33 am

      THANK YOU! 🙂

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    Shikha Nepal
    February 12, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Happy birthday Rachael! 🎉🎊 #makiningrain

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    Emily Sell
    February 12, 2017 at 12:50 am

    love this post! I have been searching for top wellness podcasts, perfect timing! Thanks so much! HBD. Also, the giveaway… wow. #rootznutrition #inspiralizer

    • Reply
      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:32 am

      Thank you!!! 🙂

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    @thoughtdocmama
    February 12, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Great article!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    February 12, 2017 at 12:58 am

    This is such good info 🙂 I <3 your insta for ideas and new products, and hope to win #rootznutrition !

  • Reply
    anniegis4me
    February 12, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Great insta and great blog! Looking for that #crazyrichardspb!

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    Sophie Marinoff
    February 12, 2017 at 1:01 am

    I’m about to leave for a 2-month solo backpacking trip across Southeast Asia and was looking for some good podcasts to download since I’ll have a lot of down time during long bus/boat rides! I downloaded a bunch of these podcasts last night and can’t wait to listen and learn! Especially looking forward to the podcast on Chris Kresser on IBS/SIBO treatment since I have been struggling with both of these issues for a long time and haven’t been able to find a treatment plan that works for me yet. Thanks for always posting such helpful info and yummy recipe ideas! 🙂
    #rootznutrition

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:32 am

      I love hearing this, thank you so much for sharing and have the best trip!! 🙂

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    Shannon Hernandez
    February 12, 2017 at 1:35 am

    #protein mix #vitamins #totebag

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    Danielle
    February 12, 2017 at 1:40 am

    thank you for all of the awesome information/content you provide!

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    Christina
    February 12, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Love your website and you IG account! You’ve been a big reason why I’m making the healthy jump for me and my family to better eating. #rootznutrition

    • Reply
      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:26 am

      Aw that means so much to me thank you! 🙂

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    Alyssa Medrano
    February 12, 2017 at 2:59 am

    The only podcast you mentioned here that I have been listening to on a regular basis is Soul On Fire by the wonderful @thebalancedblonde. I love her interviews and all the great info she shares! I am excited for these recommendations and look forward to adding them to my list of health and wellness podcasts! Thanks Rachael!

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:25 am

      That’s amazing I’m so glad you enjoy as much as I do!!! 🙂

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    Vanessa
    February 12, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Thanks, Rachael! #rootznutrition for the win!

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    Emily
    February 12, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I’m happy to have discovered your blog! I’d love to win the crazy Richard’s peanut butter. #crazyrichardspb

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    Haven
    February 12, 2017 at 3:58 am

    I am podcast obsessed. Most of these I love but a couple are new–keen to try these out!!!! ❤ Happy birthday btw!!
    #kouzinifoods 😘

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    Olivia
    February 12, 2017 at 4:19 am

    I’ve been loving the soul on fire podcast, Great recs! Happy birthday! #rootznutrition

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    Claire
    February 12, 2017 at 4:24 am

    I now listen to bullet proof radio because of this post!! Thanks so much. Oh, and happy birthday!! #crazyrichardspb

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 15, 2017 at 2:22 am

      Yay I hope you love it just as much as I do! 🙂

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    Abby
    February 12, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Got a couple new ones here to check out! I’d love to win the #rootz or #kouzini!

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    Ashley Chustz
    February 12, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Happy birthday!! I love your recipes and food posts on IG #kouzinifoods 💕

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    Sarah
    February 12, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Happy birthday, Rachael!! I’m not really sure if this is where I’m suppose to comment for the final birthday giveaway but I would L❤VE some #crazyrichardspeanutbutter , your #makeitgrain tote, orrrr the #inspirilizer

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Anita
    February 12, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Love your website, I would love to win #theinspirilizer

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    Julia Rosario
    February 12, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Definitely going to take a look at these podcasts!! They sound awesome 🙂 I go to your page daily for new recipes and junk free products. #rootznutrition would be lovely!💗 Happy birthday!

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    Michelle
    February 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I need to start getting into podcasts! It’s definitely on the list of things I want to try, and thank you for the recommendations! #makinitgrain #rachaelsgoodeats tote! So happy I came across your instagram account and blog 🤗

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    Kate
    February 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Im so excited about these! I have been wanting to find something new to listen to as I walk to class 🙂
    #inspiralizer!!!!

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    Meredith Infield
    February 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I love your page. I’m a new mommy trying to eat real food so that I can nourish myself and my new babe well! I would love to win the #inspiralizer

    Love,
    @meredith.infield

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    Molly McLaughlin
    February 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    #rootznutritionproteinpowder
    I’ll deffentally have to check out the 21 days auger free book!

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    Carielle
    February 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Just read your “path to becoming an RD” post and couldn’t have related more! I went through a similar experience and am now on track to graduate from my coordinated program this winter. Thanks for sharing your story! I’ve been dying to try #theinspiralizer and the #rootznutrition pre-workout and protein powder! 🙂

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    Christine
    February 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Happy birthday! Love your Instagram page and all the fun recipes 🙂 hoping to win the #rootznutrition

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    Sophia
    February 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I just started to listen to podcasts this year too and oh boy, how could I live without them before!? 😮
    But so glad I’ve found it and thanks so much for sharing those with us as I’m really interested in nutrition and exercising. 🙌
    For your giveaway on Insta I’d love to win something from #rootsnutrition or your #makinitgrain
    Thanks so much!

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    Berlin Hefley
    February 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Happy birthday lady!!! Your food is such an inspiration! #kouzinifoodsoliveoil&balsamic
    #Crazyrichardspb

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    Lauren
    February 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I love listening to podcasts! Looking forward to checking these out!! #crazyrichardspb hope you had an amazing day and felt so celebrated for your birthday yesterday!!!

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    Kristen
    February 13, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Ohh I really need to try this!! I can be lazy when it comes to reading so i have a feeling podcasts are in my cards! Also dying to try @rootznutrition paleo preworkout & chocolate banana nut paleo protein powder!!! I’ve never used a pre-workout before and love to give these a try! #rootznutrition #kouzinifoods #pls

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    Arianna Barrio
    February 13, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Same with me girl..same with me. Although sometimes I catch myself veering to the music and tell myself I will listen to one later. -_- BUT I love this post because I havent found a podcast that I am totally into yet so now I want to give these a try so I can start listening more and learning more! Thanks girl! #kouzinifoods

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    Lindsay
    February 13, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I have been looking to get into pod casts! Time to start! HBD!!
    #rootznutrition

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    Megan Osborn
    February 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I just recently started listening to podcasts but only really found one or two I like a lot! Thanks for the recommendations!

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    Dana Halsey
    February 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Currently listening to bulletproof radio in the office while everyone else is at lunch…. 🙂

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      Rachael Devaux
      February 17, 2017 at 12:18 am

      That’s what I like to hear!!! 🙂

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    Lacey
    April 5, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I love all of those! So so good!

    I also love Almost 30 Podcast (super funny and relevant) and Food Heals Podcast!

    Love this!
    xoxo
    Lacey

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      Rachael Devaux
      April 9, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      I’ll look into those, thank you! 🙂

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