Awhile back we offered up a list of the Best Health and Wellness Podcasts that every health coach should be listening to. Now we’re back with a list of 16 more must-hear podcasts, from the up-and-coming to well-established voices. Check out our newest list of industry experts and enthusiasts to add to your podcast listening rotation and recommend to your clients.
This podcast is hosted by ancestral health experts Colin Stuckert and Brent Philbin of the incredibly popular Wild Foods company. Colin and Brent’s knowledgeable and humorous approach makes for a fun and adventurous listening experience. Be sure to check out Episode #26, where Colin and Brent talk primal fitness with coach Francheska Martinez, and Episode #72 – Tribe Chat #2 on Racism and Privilege.
Real People, Real Stories, Real Food—you’ll come to love this straightforward approach from certified Primal Health Coach Helen Marshall’s The Primal Alternative podcast, which empowers other Paleo- and Primal-loving mums to grow their sustainable businesses, and features interviews with industry experts from holistic doctors to business coaches.
3. Primal Potential Podcast with Elizabeth Benton
This podcast focuses on the individual’s ability to change and transform their lives. Coach and host Elizabeth Benton helps people who are tired and frustrated develop a healthy mindset so they can get moving and get results. Her no-nonsense, friendly approach on topics like making strength training available to everyone are informative and inspiring.
Food & Nutrition
4. Sustainable Dish with Diana Rogers, RD
For years we’ve been a fan of Diana’s podcast because she provides a grounded, rational perspective on farm-to-table living in a modernized world. She invites guests from all over the globe to discuss paramount topics like agriculture’s misinterpreted effects on climate change, and how the future of our planet’s soil affects the future of our species’ health. Diana’s passion project with Robb Wolf, called Sacred Cow, is a beautifully documented exploration of the cow’s role in environmental sustainability, world hunger, and animal rights, and it’s finally coming to life after years of admirable dedication (and memorable podcast interviews). We recently interviewed Diana on Health Coach Radio too, and have learned so much from her and Sustainable Dish.
The Primal Example, by our PHCI grad and Nutritionist Joe Candora, ventures to help listeners optimize health and performance with a combination of ancestral health and modern approaches. Joe’s likable personality shines authentically as does his passion for nutrition and science. If you’re anything like us, you’ll find yourself sharing episode links with your clients to help settle the score on confusing health topics once and for all.
Michelle Tam, foodie, chef, Paleo diet enthusiast, and author of the bestselling cookbook Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, records this podcast with her family around the dinner table. The podcast has won a Best of Paleo Award, Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Award, and a Webby Award for their cooking app. Although there’s only 19 episodes of the podcast as Michelle focuses on other aspects of her growing empire, the show, which features her kids’ voices and easy-to-prepare recipes, is so cute and heartwarming that this short but sweet offering is definitely worth a listen!
It’s important as health coaches to stay ahead of trends, and to expose ourselves to a variety of health perspectives so that we can remain open-minded, relatable, rightfully opinionated, and inspired in our field, and Fad or Future is one of the best tools for this job. Its cool concept explores whether a trending, up-and-coming health approach is just a fad, or if it’s here to stay. The host, personal trainer and TV personality Joey Thurman, is a blast, and he uses himself as a guinea pig to test each and every trend! That’s next-level dedication right there.
8. Move Your DNA with Katy Bowman
Primal Health Coach Institute Advisory Board Committee member Katy Bowman, a world-renowned biomechanist, founder and director of Nutritious Movement, and best-selling author gets us off the couch and into awareness of our bodies with this podcast on how movement affects not only the shape of our bodies but the shape of our lives. Episodes are one gem after another with topics covering aspects of movement in everyday life like gardening, breathwork, kids, and sleep.
9. Well-Fed Women Podcast with Noelle Tarr and Stefani Ruper
Wife, mom, NTP, author, and personal trainer Noelle Tarr of wellness empire Coconuts and Kettleballs joins forces with author and philosopher Stefani Ruper, founder of the health education web community Health to Empower, to reframe the way women perceive their bodies and their approach to fitness, health, and nutrition, discussing everything from relationships and stress to sugar cravings and discovering the root causes of allergies and digestive issues.
This podcast sets out to provide the everyday health-curious listener with a more refreshing take on diet and lifestyle. Our own Marisa Moon brought this podcast to life with the help of Registered Dietitian, Jessica Dogert (her glowing, dear friend), and years later, remains dedicated to producing a show that guides listeners back to ancestral principles in a straightforward, yet relatable style. To this date, one of the most memorable and eye-opening episodes is with Mark Sisson, the “Primal Godfather” himself, who shared his personal healing journey and myth-busting perspectives on chronic cardio and carb-heavy lifestyles.
Science & Medical Experts
11. Doctor’s Farmacy
Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., has an incredible knack for representing the everyday person’s health concerns (probably because he’s worked with thousands of patients in his clinical practice as a family physician), and he strikes a great dynamic with each of his world-renowned guest experts on this show. Interview topics will regularly sing to the yearning curiosities of a health coach, too, and the content is so significant, serving as a prized reference manual you’ll want to refer to again and again. Dr. Hyman has set out to change our country’s food system, and has the influence to make that a real possibility.
Take a deeper dive into our collective wellness experience with the help of Dhru Purohit, CEO of Dr. Mark Hyman’s Enterprise and UltraWellness Center for functional medicine. Dr. Purohit has set out to help listeners improve brain health and mental well-being through diet and lifestyle approaches rooted in functional medicine and everyday biohacking. You’ll know you’re in the right place once you experience Dr. Purohit’s passion for social connections and meaningful existence.
13. Dr. Ruscio Radio
We’ve promoted Dr. Ruscio’s podcast on our last list of recommendations, but we’re celebrating it again, as Michael is a real trailblazer in the field of functional medicine, especially when it comes to gastroenterology. He’s quite the myth-buster, and his combination of scientific reviews + clinical experience helps us keep an intellectual eye on the evergrowing wealth of information coming out in the field of holistic health. Dr. Ruscio reminds us of dogma-challenging views—like, gluten won’t kill us all—and his book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is something we continuously turn to for health coaching clients. Be sure to check out our recent interview with Dr. Ruscio on Health Coach Radio, too!
Another of our long-time favorites, Dr. Stephen Cabral is a Naturopathic doctor who specializes in ayurvedic and functional medicine applications. His high-energy, confident teaching style makes for quite the podcast listening experience. You’ll be blown away by the frequency of his episodes, and you can expect a satisfying degree of understanding thanks to his commitment to uncovering the root cause behind the most common—and out of the ordinary—health conditions that plague your clients and loved ones today. Get to know Dr. Cabral better in the recent interview we hosted on Health Coach Radio: Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny.
After overcoming what seems like the full gamut of perplexing health issues himself, Functional Medicine Practitioner Evan Brand embarked on an impressive journey to help thousands of people use functional nutrition, functional medicine, and lab testing to conquer their own health conditions. Evan dives deep into various topics of health and wellness on his podcast, including mental health and nootropics, medical case studies, 1-on-1 client consultations, expert interviews, and so much more. This is one to bookmark because Evan goes against the conventional grain, and any Primal Health Coach would advance their knowledge thanks to what he has to share.
Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke are two infectious disease specialists and the hosts of this incredibly popular show which dissects issues of modern science and medicine in a way that is fun, informative, and easy to understand. We’re all for myth-busting and getting down to the facts (and passing them on to our coaching clients), and, especially in the year 2020, separating fact from fiction when it comes to infectious diseases is more important for us and our clients than ever. The Erins are charming, hilarious, keenly informed, and well worth a listen.