By now, most of us know that too much “screen time” per day is not a good thing. Whether its television, video games, or even work on a computer, living a digital life can lead to poor eating habits, low levels of exercise, obesity, and even depression. However, not all forms of technology are inherently harmful to your health. In fact, one of the best ways to learn more about how to live a healthier life and strategies for success is by listening to podcasts.
What’s great about podcasts is that you can listen to them in the car on your commute, while doing housework or yard work at home, or while out walking your dog. The best ones include well-researched medical information and practical tips for how you can live healthier and happier.
Here are some of our top picks for natural health podcasts to listen to. Not all podcast formats or hosts appeal to everyone, so try listening to a couple to see which one resonates with you. If you know of any other good ones, please leave your recommendation in the comment section below.
The Healthy Moms Podcast by Katie Wells of Wellness Mama
If you’ve ever read the Wellness Mama blog, you know that the information here isn’t just for mothers. This is a weekly podcast that touches on topics like natural living, avoiding toxins, whole foods, managing stress, and DIY projects. Katie Wells provides a wide variety well-researched information that’s easy to digest and family-oriented. Past topics have included treating eczema, the benefits of magnesium, how to use coconut oil, and grain-free cooking.
Revolution Health Radio by Chris Kresser
Chris Kesser is an expert in natural health, paleo nutrition, and integrative medicine. He’s been named one of the most influential people in health and fitness because of his teachings in alternative medicine. The purpose of his podcast is to debunk mainstream myths about health and provide practical advice about natural living and disease prevention. Recent topics include vitamin B-12 deficiency, treating infections, and the impact of adrenal fatigue on exercise.
Extreme Health Radio by Justin Stellman
Another natural health host that’s worth listening to is Justin Stellman. His podcast is geared towards people who are recovering or living with a disease and individuals who want to take back control of their health. These podcast episodes address ways to live more naturally without spending all of your money on prescriptions and surgeries. It’s also a good one to listen to if you want to learn more about the paleo diet, raw food diet, or veganism.
Natural MD Radio by Aviva Romm
This is a popular natural health among women who want to learn more about the truth on natural medicine. Weekly episodes have covered topics like vaccines for children, thyroid issues, the trouble with antibiotics, and hormone imbalances. Romm is a physician, midwife, and herbalist. With her podcast, she aims to bridge the gap between natural and conventional medicine.
Learn True Health by Ashley James
Interviewing experts is one of the most popular and informative formats for podcasts these days. In this one, Ashley James interviews prominent doctors in the field of natural medicine on topics of homeopathy, supplements, and holistic health. Some of the most famous doctors who have been on the show include Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joseph Mercola, and Dr. Andrew Weil. A new episode is typically released every few days to discuss both physical and emotional health issues.