192: How to improve your health + mood – with Dr. Laurie Marbas (PART TWO)

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Earlier this week, we shared part one of this conversation, all about how to improve your health + mood. If you’ve been feeling a bit sluggish lately or just wanna get out of a funk, this one’s for you.

Now, if you haven’t heard part one, go back and listen to that one first. But if you’re ready to continue on, let’s pick back up here with my conversation with Dr. Laurie Marbas as she simplifies how to improve your health + mood.

Here’s how. 

My special guest today is Dr. Laurie Marbas and she’s simplifying how to improve your health + mood.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • When you’re ready to improve your health, what the first step is to resetting things
  • What the long term impact of your food choices are and how it can not only affect your sleep, but your relationships and decision-making abilities as well
  • How to improve your mood with food, sharing specifically which foods and spices are total mood boosters
  • Parents face some big obstacles when trying to feed their kids a consistently healthy diet – Dr Laurie shares her best tips to getting them more interested in their fruits and veggies
  • …and ultimately, how to eat healthy on a budget and also break the habit of fast food in your life.

Yet once again, we’re trying something new this week, splitting up the episode into two parts. So we are releasing the first half now and part two on Friday this week. That way, the content is in a smaller, bite-size portion for you to listen to now, simmer on this entire week and be intentional with integrating what you learn into your everyday life.

We are simplifying our episodes to be shorter in length, easier to listen to, on-the-go.

I know we all are on-the-go these days and our old ways of listening to podcasts (either on our commute or at the gym) have changed since the pandemic began… let us know if you like this new way of listening to The Simplifiers Podcast. Shorter episodes, split into two for simpler learning.

Q: Are you ready to improve your health + mood? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and improve your health + mood? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Video: TED Talk – How to stop languishing and start finding flow – Adam Grant

Film: Forks over Knives documentary – Brian Wendel and team

Book: Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence – Dr. Anna Lembke

Article: What’s for dinner? 20% of American meals are eaten in cars – Michael Pollan

Resource: Plant-based telehealth – chat with a doctor knowledgeable in a plant-based lifestyle – Plant Based TeleHealth

Podcast: How to go vegan, featuring Michelle Cehn – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Dr. Laurie Marbas

Dr. Laurie Marbas – She is a double board-certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician, who has been utilizing food as medicine since 2012. She was the first Managing Editor for the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention

She is the co-founder of Plant Based TeleHealth, focused on the prevention and reversal of chronic disease utilizing lifestyle medicine. She currently holds medical licenses in all 50 states and DC. She is also co-founder of Healthy Human Revolution, whose mission is to provide resources that help individuals successfully adopt and sustain a whole food, plant-based diet.

She is also a wife, mom of three grown children, host of the Healthy Human Revolution podcast, author, speaker, and avid runner.

Where Dr. Laurie hangs out online:

Website: plantbasedtelehealth.com

Instagram: @drlauriemarbas 

Instagram: @healthyhumanrevolution

Instagram: @plantbasedtelehealth 

Dr. Laurie’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Jonathan Marbas – He founded Kind Teas out of his lifelong passion for health, teas, and entrepreneurship. Being raised by a very health-conscious family, Jonathan always knew the importance of health.  His mother, Dr Laurie Marbas, always used to make him tea when he was a kid, and that is where he first fell in love with the magic of tea.  Another lifelong passion of Jonathan’s is entrepreneurship.  

Throughout college, Jonathan was always starting different businesses, figuring out what business he would be most passionate about.  After college and going through several other businesses, Jonathan finally decided to combine his passion for health, tea, and entrepreneurship to start Kind Teas.

Having struggled with depression throughout most of his life, Jonathan decided to donate a portion of every sale to organizations helping combat the mental health crises in the US.

His mission is to have a positive impact on as many people’s lives as possible through the healthiest beverage on earth.

Dr. Laurie Marbas

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