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Discover YOUR Optimal Diet and Lifestyle Through Data:
Dr Casey Means on PYP 443

Tired of the nutrition debates? Confused about what YOU should be eating? Dr Casey Means of Levels Health shares the power of closed-loop data to change our lives – and health destinies – for the better. Read More

Embracing Discomfort When You’re Already in Over Your Head:
Glenn Murphy on PYP 434

Glenn Murphy returns to talk about the importance of embracing physical discomfort, even when we’re already stressed out mentally and emotionally. He offers some tips about how to do so without burning out, and shares a 10-minute guided visualization exercise to help us get back in touch with our bodies and spirits.

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The Stunning New Science of Breathing:
Dr Ryan Robinson on PYP 422

Ryan Robinson, DDS, is a unicorn in the medical world: a dentist who helps people open up their airways and learn how to breathe properly. Breathe properly? What are you talking about?, I hear you say. If I’m alive, then I must be breathing properly, right? Not exactly. Read More

Empathy is Stronger than Fear:
Glenn Murphy on PYP 416

Glenn Murphy returns to Plant Yourself to talk about how we can self-regulate our emotions and actions during a time of great societal upheaval and division. We talk about our own impulses to “fight” with others, and where there’s a messy intertwining of good intentions and unresolved psychological issues. We discuss the physiology of the… Read More

The Practice of Compassionate Self-Care During Times of Crisis:
Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, MD on PYP 411

Dr Bojana Jankovic Weatherly is one of my favorite physicians, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. She has also trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Dr Jankovic Weatherly is a real stickler for evidence of efficacy, whatever modality she’s exploring or recommending. Which makes her a very reliable podcast guest, especially when… Read More

Self-Care: PYP 394

Some of us have had more time for self-care over the past few weeks than we even know what to do with. And we’re loving it. How can we take advantage of this time to make ourselves, our families, our communities, and our societies healthier and more compassionate? Read More

Stress and Resilience in the Time of Pandemic with Glenn Murphy: PYP 385

Glenn Murphy returns to the podcast in the nick of time, to help understand, manage, and overcome stress reactions and symptoms in this time of fear, lockdown, and uncertainty. He shares an evolutionary perspective on why this pandemic produces stress responses unlike other typical stressors, and offers exercises, solutions, and mindsets to help us get… Read More

The Illusion and Reality of Control: PYP 382

In a world in which we have virtually no control, how do we assert control in a useful way? Read More

Lost in the Land of the Liars: PYP 371

There’s a logic puzzle, well-known to those of us who never dated in high school, about an island that’s inhabited by two tribes – the Liars and the Truthtellers. It’s impossible to tell them apart by looks. You’re on this island, at a fork in the road, lost and confused, and you want to know… Read More

Should You Sanitize Your Environment?: PYP 363

The public health crisis was going to be unprecedented, and catastrophic. As the Americans clumsily extricated themselves from the Vietnam War in the early 1970s, tens of thousands of US troops would be returning home. And by some estimates, 90% of them had become addicted to heroin during their tour of duty. Read More