5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]

5 Steps to Kill Hidden Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick

DOCTORS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY DISEASES by where they are located. If you have asthma, it’s considered a lung problem; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, it must be a joint problem; if you have acne, doctors see it as a skin problem; if you are overweight, you must have a metabolism problem; if you have […]

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans? with Anahad O’Connor

 Download MP3 Nutrition experts have long debated whether there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. Studies show that modern hunter-gatherer groups across the globe generally have phenomenal heart and metabolic health, yet they eat a variety of diets, and tend to avoid the chronic diseases that kill most Americans.  On today’s […]

Is Meat As Bad As We Think: Breaking Down Nutrition Myths

       When it comes to looking at studies on nutrition, we need to ask the right questions. What type of study is it? Who funded it? What kinds of variables were and weren’t accounted for? And so much more.  There is a lot of information out there to sort through in order to truly […]

The True Cost of Food

What is the true cost of the food you’re buying?  I’m not talking about the dollars and cents you are paying at the market; I’m talking about the benefit or burden that food has on your health, our environment, our climate, farmworkers, the economy, and so much more.  One example is the impact of the […]

The Keys to Unlocking Your Larger-Than-Life Dream with Alex Banayan

Download MP3 The hardest part about achieving a dream often isn’t actually achieving it, it’s stepping through your fear of the unknown when you don’t have a clear plan. Having a teacher or boss tell you what to do makes life a lot easier. But nobody achieves a dream from the comfort of certainty.  On […]

Why Food Matters More Than You Think: From Plate to Planet

       Food impacts everything, which is why changing the way we eat and working towards a new food system can be so powerful and far-reaching. Cooking at home used to be the norm but it’s become the exception. Food marketing has convinced us our kitchens are holding us hostage and that true freedom is […]

Why what you do today, matters for tomorrow

We have the power to age well, it just takes a little insight, effort, and of course the right mindset.  So the first step is identifying where we want to be at “X” age. Since I plan to live to be 120, and I plan to do it well, I have a routine in place […]

Training for the Centenarian Olympics

It’s easy to take simple parts of youth for granted, like endurance or strength, but it’s functions like these we should really consider if we want to age optimally. I want to live to be 120, and I want to do it well. That means I’d like to ski and hike with my kids, stay […]

How to Break Through Sadness, Shame, Anger, Embarrassment and Other Difficult Emotions with Dr. Joan Rosenberg

Download MP3 What often blocks most people from success and feeling capable in life is the ability to experience, move through, and handle unpleasant feelings, such as sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability.  Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable feelings is essential to building confidence, emotional strength, and resilience. […]

Enhancing Your “Healthspan” to Live Well for 100+ Years

       When it comes to aging well, we all have to set our own standards and goals. That might mean playing with your grandkids on the floor, carrying groceries up several flights of stairs, or being able to be present emotionally and mentally for your spouse. Thinking of these detailed goals helps us reverse […]

How Dreaming Can Change Your Life

During a lucid dream, reflective consciousness allows us to be aware that we’re dreaming while asleep, and sometimes even control the experience.  And it’s been correlated with some exciting benefits, which is not that surprising when you consider the endless possibilities dreaming provides.  For example, some people report lucid dreaming has helped them overcome a […]

How Lucid Dreaming Can Heal You

Sleep is an essential part of any wellness routine.  It allows our brains time to detox, our bodies time to rest, and our minds time to explore a limitless world through dreams.  My wife, Mia, inspired me to learn more about the power of dreams. She began experimenting with lucid dreaming after I nearly died, […]

How to Fix your Gut Health Using Innovative Testing, Exercise, and Compassion with Dr. Marvin Singh

Download MP3 In Functional Medicine, we put a heavy emphasis on gut health. We know that a strong gut is not just essential for digesting food and absorbing nutrients, but that it plays a vital role in the immune system and affects the health of the entire body.  On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, […]