5 Recommended Podcasts for your 2018 Playlist if You Want to Improve Your Health (and why #1 changed my perspective)

Leah VachaniHealthy Body, Healthy Living, Healthy Mind & Spirit, Personal Growth, Wellness Trends


If the internet went down, or the world was ending, but I had a stash of my favorite downloaded podcasts, I might still be ok. You can listen while cooking (unless your kids interrupt every 5 seconds), listen while running or walking, and I’ve even been known to stream one while taking a shower. (This is a step up from when I was a teenager and used to READ in the shower….no, it’s not impossible but it does waste a lot of water!)

So, as a busy mom, podcasts have definitely improved the ways in which I can multitask. I have an unsatiated hunger for knowledge, specifically relating to health, and so I follow a long list of podcasters. It is utterly amazing how much free knowledge is thrown out there in the podcast world. I feel like it is one of the most untapped resources for moms or anyone! My kids definitely roll their eyes on occasion when I pick them up from school and I’m rocking out to the health benefits of coconut oil or how to hit the brakes on aging with diet and lifestyle. But perhaps they will thank me later? *yeah right* (BTW – there are also amazing podcasts for kids!)

I could go on about my love affair with podcasts, but let’s not. Here are my 5 most favorite podcasts to help you on your journey to finding your best self ever and why. These are the ones that I stream or download the most frequently and that I find the most interesting, unique or helpful. If you don’t have time to read an entire book on a particular health topic in one sitting (who has time for that??) I bet you DO have time to listen to a 15-30 minute podcast!

My 5 Favorite Podcasts to Improve the Health of the Mind, Body, and Spirit

#1  Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations by Oprah

If you have been reading my website a bit, then you will already know my firm belief that in order to realize true whole wellness, you have to address the body, mind, and spirit. I didn’t understand that for a long time and only paid attention to the first; the body. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations really dives into the mind and spirit and these podcasts help me get a new perspective on what I truly stand for, desire and want in my life. She has an uncanny way of tying the aspects of mind, body, and spirit together and the people she interviews each add amazing insights. This podcast is definitely worth a trial.

#2  The Ultimate Health Podcast by Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marnie Waserman

Here you will get an ultimate smorgasbord of interesting interviews and knowledge. Jesse and Marnie touch on just about everything related to whole body wellness and I love their Canadian accents! For many of the topics they cover, it’s a great introduction and you can look up more information if you find the topic interesting or relating to you. They cover everything from Diet to Fitness, Natural Living, Personal Growth and more. If you have been wondering what current health topics you might want to explore further, check out this podcast.

#3  Dishing Up Nutrition by Nutritional Weight and Wellness

Minnesota is near and dear to my heart, being where I grew up, but it doesn’t often carry a reputation of being a health mecca. However, the Dishing Up Nutrition Podcast is put on by a group of nutritionists and healthcare practitioners in the Twin Cities who cover a broad list of health-related topics in a holistic way. They are easy to listen to (gotta love some Minnesotan accents!), they have a great way of making the information relatable to your life, and they interview some pretty amazing people. I just really love how REAL they are. Definitely a group of women I would invite to sit down to lunch with and have an interesting chat.

#4  The MindBodyGreen Podcast with Jason Wachob

If you couldn’t tell from the name, the MBG podcast also aligns with addressing the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. This podcast also makes my list because of the wealth of information it brings to the table…er, headphones? Just peruse the available list of episodes and I guarantee you will find something you want to listen to. Seriously, there is something for everyone here, whether you are just starting out on your health journey or have been learning and exploring for a while.

#5  The Tony Robbins Podcast by Tony Robbins

I really struggled with limiting this list to 5 because I love SO MANY podcast shows, but I included this last one because I feel like Tony is such a charismatic speaker, even on a podcast. He really speaks to mindset for me, he forces me to constantly reassess the WHY in my life. Also, he’s amazingly successful and research has proven that by surrounding yourself with successful people you are more likely to reach higher, go further and challenge yourself in ways you wouldn’t otherwise. And by surround myself, I am talking about my headphones again (gotta start somewhere!)  If you find yourself in any type of mental or emotional rut, check out his list of podcast episodes. You won’t be in a rut for long.

Go make your new playlist

You can also find these podcast shows in Apple iTunes if you want to keep them all together and easily accessible.

I would love to know what your favorite health and wellness podcasts are. Let me know in the comments below. Maybe we can all find some new ones to listen to.

Leah is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who will talk your ear off about bone broth, Vitamin D, kale or any other topic that is related to wellness. Her love for blogging about health topics keeps her in front of a screen for a good chunk of her days but otherwise she can be found upside down in downward dog, running the beautiful hills in the San Francisco Bay Area, making a homemade dinner with her hubby or chasing after two amazing boys.