#121RR Your Gut Microbiome with Dr. Gabi Fragiadakis

We have 10 times more microbial cells in our body than we have human cells. What are they all doing there? Dr. Gabi Fragiadakis, post-doctoral researcher in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, sheds some light on what the microbes in our gut are up to, how they might be affecting our health, and what scientists think we should be eating to keep our microbiome happy.

Links in this episode: Diagram of the GI tractMore info on the mouse obesity fecal transplant experimentMore on the microbiome in babies delivered by c-sectionBreastfeeding and the microbiomeThe Good Gut bookThe Sonnenburg Lab

#102RR Couples Therapy with Jen Elmquist

A lot of us get nervous about the idea of “couples counseling”: doesn’t seeing someone mean something is really...wrong with us? Isn't it just for old married people who are getting divorced? Absolutely not! Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jen Elmquist joins us to break through the stigma of taking care of our hearts and minds the way we take care of our bodies. We talk about what couples therapy is, when might be a good time to try it, and how her book, Relationship Reset, can get us heading in the right direction without even sitting down on The Couch.

Links in this episode: Jen's book Relationship ResetJen’s website, Jen on Twitter and Facebook, find a therapist at goodtherapy.org or psychologytoday.com

#090RR Stop Wasting Food with Hannah Jastram Aaberg

Food waste is bad in two big ways: it means throwing away perfectly good food in a world where many people don’t have enough to eat, AND it means basically ripping up your hard earned cash and throwing it in the garbage. This week, Registered Dietitian and Flavor Maven Hannah Jastram Aaberg gives us tips for making the most of the food we buy, from using every last bit of that bunch of herbs to a hilarious use for pickle juice. Never fear what’s hiding in your crisper again!

Links in this episode: Hannah's recipe for Green StuffHannah’s awesome blogCatching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

#073RR A Chat With Our Husbands

Dealing with fitness and nutrition on your own is one thing. It changes when you become part of a couple, especially a couple that lives together. What better way to discuss these challenges than with Joanna and Daphnie’s husbands? Guests Matt Healy and Stuart Ashwood talk with Joanna and Daphnie about how being married to TWO PERFECT WOMEN affects their health and how they handle any difficulties that definitely never come up because see above re: being perfect. (JK we actually let them be very honest about their experience ugh.)

Links in this episode: Joanna and Matt talked more about their relationship in Ep. 4 of the great Paper Year podcast, Matt's website, Daphnie and Stuart WON A HONEYMOON because they are so cute

#096RR Triathlons with Alicia DiFabio

Triathlons are for crazy people, right? Well, kind of! In her book Women Who Tri, guest Alicia DiFabio tells the story of how the women in her small New Jersey town went “triathlon crazy” and took her along for the ride. We talk with Alicia about the birth of triathlon as a sport, why women are feeling drawn to it in huge numbers, and all the different ways to make triathlons more accessible to us “normal people”. Warning: you might get inspired!

Links in this episode: Buy Women Who Tri on Amazon, Find Women Who Tri at an indie bookstore near you, Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club, More info on Title IX, Alicia's website, Alicia's blog Lost In Holland, Alicia on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

#098RR Chiropractic Care with Dr. Laura Roos

Chiropractic care is one of those things where you either use it and feel super passionate about it, or you have no idea what it is. Daphnie is our resident chiropractic cheerleader, and Joanna (no surprise) is clueless. Our guest, Dr. Laura Roos, explains what chiropractic care is, how it might help you feel more awesome, and what to look for when you’re finding a practitioner.

Links in this episode: Dr. Laura’s website and InstagramFind chiropractors around the country with the same specialties as Dr. LauraMayo Clinic info on chiropractic careMore on Sacro-Occipital TechniqueOur Acupuncture episode with Sara Vaccariello

#057RR Multi-Marathoner Dana Krashin

To celebrate the New York City Marathon, we’re joined by multi-marathoner Dana Krashin! Her story takes her from watching the Boston Marathon with her family every year at mile 8.4 to running her first marathon in Boston in 2013, a marathon that we know was unlike any other. Dana’s positivity and love of running will almost convince you that running 26.2 miles sounds fun! Plus, we talk about what gear has stood the test of 9 marathons in “Dana’s Gear Corner”.

Links in this episode: Dana on Facebook and InstagramTeam HoytNew York Road RunnersNYC MarathonMighty MilersCouch to 5K. Gear: Amphipod AirFlow Lite fanny pack, Feetures! socksGarmin GPS watch

#037RR Acupuncture with Sara Vaccariello

What is the deal with acupuncture? Daphnie grew up with it, but Joanna has always been a little skeptical. In this episode, guest Sara Vaccariello of Avalon Acupuncture helps us understand what acupuncture is, how it works, and why it can be helpful even if you don’t believe in “qi”. Joanna, Sara, and Daphnie also discuss how acupuncture is being used in hospitals and how people are working to make it more accessible to normal people.

Links in this episode: Avalon Acupuncture (Sara's practice)Article about Acupuncture in the ERBrooklyn Open AcupunctureCity AcupunctureOlo Acupuncture

#052RR Stress

Stress: we’ve all got it, and some of us are pretty proud of ours. It means we’re super successful and important, right? Actually, stress has some pretty negative effects on the body. In this week’s episode, Daphnie explains how our bodies are trying to help us with stress, why it’s actually hurting us, and what we can do to help let go of the stress we create for ourselves. Plus, we do a REALLY FUN PUSH-UP in "Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise".

Links in this episode: Our episode about Inflammation, 4-7-8 breaths, Push-up with shoulder taps

#179 Hot Weather Hacks

It’s hot! Daphnie loves steamy weather, but it can definitely be hard on your body. For those of you who aren't as in love with the high temps, we're sharing a few of our favorite hacks for living your best life in the heat of the summer.

Links in this episode: Recipes: Gazpacho, 18 rice noodle ideas, Summer Rolls, Thai Larb. BodyGlide for Her Anti Chafe Balm, MegaBabe Thigh Rescue Anti Chafe Stick, Lush “Silky Underwear” Dusting Powder, Collapsible water bottle, Athia Post Workout Spray



#178 Kettlebells

It might seem like kettlebells appeared in gyms out of nowhere five years ago, but did you know they’ve actually been around since the 1700s? Daphnie tells us how kettlebells jumped from sexy Russian farmers to modern day gyms and walks us through her favorite kettlebell exercises.

Links in this episode: Kettlebells USA, Form videos: Kettlebell swing, clean, hip hinge, deadlift, swing, Turkish getup, and goblet squat. jerk, snatch

#177 Athletes and Eating Disorders with Lizzie Briasco

We think of athletes as the healthiest people around, but unhealthy relationships with food and exercise are even more common among athletes than in the general population. Former competitive runner and Eating Disorder Dietitian Lizzie Briasco, MSc, RD, LD joins us to talk about why athletes of all ages are at risk for EDs, how to spot someone who might be suffering, and what attitude changes in athletic programs could help prevent disordered eating before it starts.

Links in this episode: Lizzie’s Instagram “The Recovered Athlete”, The Emily Program for ED treatment, NEDA resources on ED and athletes, NCAA on EDs and athletes



#040RR Salt

Salt warnings are going on to menus in NYC, but what’s the big deal? Do we have to resign ourselves to a lifetime of bland scrambled eggs? Daphnie explains the difference between sodium and salt, where all that extra sodium in our diets is coming from, why that can be a bad thing, and how we can avoid it. Plus, we investigate the “21 Day Fix” in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: NYC's sodium warning labeling law



#176 Boutique Fitness

Boutique fitness studios are a huge and growing trend, and Daphnie’s tried just about every one of them. We talk about some of the most popular studios from barre classes to spinning to treadmills to Megaformers, why you might like them, how much they cost, and how to get in for less. 

Links in this episode: Article on “The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes”, Kimmy Schmidt SoulCycle clip, I Feel Pretty SoulCycle clip, ClassPass



#175 Metabolism (Revisited)

Recently, a new listener messaged us to ask if we had an episode about Metabolism. “Sure!” we said. Then we looked and it was...Episode 7. So it’s definitely time for us to revisit our metabolisms with a new lens. Daphnie explains what metabolism actually is and what the value is in knowing about it if we’re not aiming for weight loss.

Links in this episode: Our “Is it ok to want to lose weight” episode



#174 Setting Boundaries with Amy E. Smith

There’s something in your life that you complain about constantly to everyone...except the person who can actually do something about it. Time to set a boundary! Life coach and communication expert Amy E. Smith (The Joy Junkie) walks us through why boundary setting is worth it even when it’s uncomfortable, how to have the actual conversation, and how to enforce it without burning all of our bridges.

Links in this episode: Amy’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Amy’s podcast The Joy Junkie

#093RR Exercise: Why Bother?

Lots of people don’t exercise. You might be one of them. (Don’t worry, there are a lot of you.) In this episode, we’re going to try and convince you that it’s worth your time. Already exercising? We’re going to tell you which workouts are worth your time and which workouts are like tossing your time and energy down the drain. Plus, we discover a remarkable crouton in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: Our "Stress" episode, Mayo Clinic on Exercise and Depression, Fitness Blender free online workout videos, Daphnie’s HIIT It! classes





#173 Jenn Welch's Concussion Journey

Comedian Jenn Welch had no idea that a slip in the shower would completely change her life. 15 months after her concussion, Jenn’s recovery is still in progress. How do you keep doing stand-up comedy when you can’t stand up and all you can picture in your mind is a bowl of popcorn? Jenn shares her hilarious story of her not-at-all-funny concussion.

Links in this episode: Jenn’s Twitter and Instagram, Our 150th episode featuring Jenn, More on concussions from the Mayo Clinic, More information on CTE, Dave Eagleman’s book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, NYU Langone Concussion Center