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20 Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts Recommended by Nutritionists

Natalie Krafft

12 min read

June 17, 2022
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a person listening to the podcast through headphones

If you’re anything like us, you can’t get enough of podcasts. Whether you’re on your morning commute, taking an evening walk, or cooking dinner at home, podcasts can be a convenient and easy way to multitask and absorb new information.

Last week, we shared some of our favorite nutrition-focused podcasts. However, many other factors can influence our overall health and wellness, such as hormones, women’s health, mental health, happiness, and even self-care. Believe it or not, these can significantly impact our wellbeing.

This time, we’ve compiled some of our favorite podcasts that go beyond nutrition. Here are our 20 wellness-focused podcasts to add to your queue.

1) Are You Menstrual?

are you menstrual podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 5.0

Are You Menstrual?, a podcast hosted by Amanda, a women’s health dietitian, and Emily, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, navigates the confusing world of women’s hormones and the menstrual cycle. 

This podcast covers a wide range of women’s health topics and ties in nutrition, female physiology, and metabolic health to help women understand their health. Episodes are usually about an hour long.

Why We Love It

This podcast aims to help women wade through conflicting health information and empower them on their healing journey. 

It breaks down complex subjects, educates listeners on the root causes of specific conditions, and provides helpful hacks that women can use to optimize their health.

2) The Peter Attia Drive Podcast

the drive podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

The Peter Attia Drive is hosted by Peter Attia, MD, and focuses on maximizing longevity and all that goes into that, from physical to cognitive to emotional health. 

Attia discusses fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more. Episodes are usually two or more hours long.

Why We Love It

It's a great podcast if you’re looking for in-depth discussions around the health topics featured. Dr. Attia has an episode for almost every health and fitness-related topic you can imagine. He also runs a special Q&A series where listeners can ask him specific questions.

3) Flex Diet Podcast

flex diet podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

On the Flex Diet Podcast, host Dr. Mike T. Nelson discusses the fitness world's latest research and scientific findings. Topics range from the importance of sleep to the effects of mental health, stress, and more on athletic performance. Episodes range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Why We Love It

Each episode gets straight to the point and shares actionable tips and information concisely without losing the listener’s attention. Its science-backed approach is excellent for anyone looking to learn something new to help them on their fitness journey.

4) The Empowering Neurologist Podcast

empowering neurologist podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6

The Empowering Neurologist is an interview series podcast hosted by David Perlmutter, MD, and features some of the most exciting thought leaders in health and wellness. 

This podcast covers topics ranging from aging to hormone health to memory loss. Episodes range from 45 minutes to an hour.

Why We Love It

Dr. Perlmutter’s guests are experts in their fields, share interesting insights, and discuss new research and findings on some of the most prominent health issues today. 

This podcast is an excellent resource for people who want actionable tips and advice from a unique neurological perspective.

5) Feel Better, Live More Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

Feel Better, Live More is a podcast hosted by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee that shares stories from leading health experts, offers easy health life hacks, and debunks common health myths. 

This podcast seeks to inspire and power listeners and give them the tools to revolutionize how they eat, sleep, move and relax. Episodes range from one to two hours long.

Why We Love It

Dr. Chatterjee’s stories are thought-provoking and full of valuable insights and practical tips that listeners can apply to their lives. 

Each episode is thorough and consistently well-researched, and almost everyone can find something positive to take away from this podcast.

6) Feel Good Effect Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

The Feel Good Effect is a wellness podcast with a mission to unpack what it means to be healthy. Hosted by Robyn Conley Downs, the founder of 

Real Food Whole Life, this podcast is about leaning into self-trust, powerful mindset shifts, and radically simple strategies and habits that work. Episodes range from 20 minutes to an hour.

Why We Love It

This podcast keeps things short and sweet and provides simple but effective tips for improving your overall health. The episodes are relatable and evidence-based, and they’re great if you don’t have a lot of free time to listen.

7) Freakonomics MD

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

The Freakonomics MD podcast, hosted by Harvard physician and economist Dr. Bapu Jena, digs into topics at the intersection of economics and healthcare. 

The podcast explores questions like: Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often? Can surviving a hurricane help you live longer? 

And what do heart surgery and grocery-store pricing have in common? Episodes are about 30 minutes long.

Why We Love It

Dr. Jena’s podcast has a unique niche and explores relatable, interesting questions that you may have never even thought to ask yourself. 

This podcast covers complex topics while succeeding in making them understandable and keeps its episodes succinct and to the point.

8) FX Medicine

fx medicine podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.5

FX Medicine is a podcast at the forefront of ensuring that functional and integrative medicine is recognized. 

The four hosts and their guests explore topics around mental health, nutrition, women’s health, immunity, and more. Episodes are about 45 minutes long.

Why We Love It

This podcast promotes research and evidence-based therapeutic practices while supporting change and improving patient health and wellbeing. 

The show’s guests are insightful and qualified, and the episodes cover a wide range of health topics so that almost anyone can learn something new.

9) Hormonally Yours Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 5.0

Hosted by the Hormone Dietitian, otherwise known as Melissa Groves Azarro, RDN, Hormonally Yours is a podcast that shares science-based information about PCOS, fertility, and other hormone imbalances in women. Episodes are about an hour long.

Why We Love It

This podcast is an excellent resource for people with hormonal imbalances, PCOS, and other conditions. For anyone feeling frustrated or looking for help with PCOS, there are a lot of interesting insights, tips, and information explained in detail on this podcast. 

10) Huberman Lab Podcast

huberman lab podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

On the Huberman Lab podcast, Dr. Andrew Huberman discusses neuroscience and how the brain controls our perceptions, behaviors, and health. 

The podcast also explores tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works. Episodes are usually around 2 hours long.

Why We Love It

Dr. Huberman does a great job explaining complicated subjects in-depth and brings guests with unique perspectives to join him in the discussion. 

Giving this podcast a listen will open your mind to new possibilities you may not have even considered about the brain and its intricacies.

11) Inside Out Health Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

The Inside Out Health podcast is hosted by coach Tara Garrison and takes a deep dive into human health alongside experts in the biohacking, nutrition, training, and self-development fields. Episodes are about 30 minutes to an hour.

Why We Love It

There are so many things that can affect health and wellbeing, and this podcast explores everything from mental health to the nervous system to help listeners understand their effects on health. 

Each episode features a guest who helps Tara break down all aspects of human health and uncover ways to feel better, live healthier, and find the root causes behind several health issues.

12) The Living Experiment

living experiment podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

The Living Experiment podcast, hosted by Dallas Hartwig and Pilar Gerasimo, explores healthy, happy, conscious living through various topics that anyone can relate to. 

The duo interviews guests to dive deeper into how we live our lives and how we can change our habits. Episodes are about an hour long.

Why We Love It

This podcast is easy to follow and can help give listeners a new perspective on life, healthy living, and self-care. 

It explores unique topics around nutrition, outlook, trauma, and human connection, which are relatable and interesting for the listener.

13) Mind Pump Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

Mind Pump is a health, fitness, and nutrition podcast hosted by Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews. 

The trio aims to present science-backed solutions that increase muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health. Episodes are an hour to an hour and a half long.

Why We Love It

This is an excellent podcast for anyone looking to further their understanding of fitness and how the body builds muscle and recovers correctly after exercise. 

It goes beyond the gym to discuss everything from nutrition to the immune system to create a well-rounded guide to reaching top athletic performance.

Check out our favorite episode, "Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, and Fitness with CGMs," featuring Nutrisense.

14) Less Stressed Life Podcast

less stressed life podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

Less Stressed Life is a podcast hosted by Christa Biegler RD that focuses on the detrimental impact stress can have on our lives and our health. 

Biegler explores the limitations of traditional medicinal solutions for things like gut health issues and hormonal imbalances with a range of qualified guests. Episodes range from about 30 minutes to an hour-long.

Why We Love It

Managing stress is essential to overall health, and this podcast details why that is and provides actionable tips that listeners apply to their life. 

Christa is energetic, insightful, and knowledgeable about stress's impact on our lives.

15) On Being Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6

 On Being is an award-winning podcast by Krista Tippett that explores the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Episodes range from about an hour to two hours long.

Why We Love It

This podcast tackles deep topics thoughtfully and thoroughly. Its long episodes allow Krista to explore new perspectives on life and her guests come from exciting backgrounds to bring different outlooks and opinions to the table.

16) The Marie Forleo Podcast

marie forleo podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation, The Marie Forleo Podcast seeks to help you become the person you most want to be. 

Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health, contribution, and fulfillment in this podcast. Episodes are usually around 45 minutes long.

Why We Love It

This podcast is uplifting and authentic and shares important insights on happiness, respect, and confidence that everyone should take to heart. 

It’s a great way to get a boost if you feel lost or off track, and remember to check in with your mental health from time to time.

17) On Purpose Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

On Purpose with Jay Shetty is a podcast that aims to spread wisdom. Each episode features fascinating conversations with some very insightful people from around the world and covers topics ranging from love to therapy, toxic relationships, expectations, and more. 

Episodes range from 30 minutes to an hour and a half long. 

Why We Love It

This podcast, which has featured guests like Vanessa Hudgens and Miranda Kerr, covers relatable topics about everyday life that can help you learn everything from monitoring your mental health to recognizing toxic patterns and becoming more productive.   

18) The Resetter Podcast

resetter podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

The Resetter Podcast is hosted by Dr. Mindy Pelz, a renowned holistic health and fasting expert, best-selling author, and keynote speaker. 

This podcast aims to empower you with knowledge, tools, and science on all aspects of health and wellness. Episodes range from an hour to an hour and a half long.

Why We Love It

Dr. Pelz shares valuable information for anyone interested in intermittent fasting and explores the role of food on health with several qualified guests. 

Listen to our favorite episode, "How does blood sugar affect your hormones?" featuring Nutrisense. 

19) The Model Health Show Podcast

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

The Model Health Show takes a fun look at health and fitness. Host and world-renowned author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson. 

Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or numerous other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health. Episodes range from an hour to an hour and a half long.

Why We Love It

This podcast breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. 

Shawn covers topics that everyone can relate to and take something positive away from and also does a great job of helping people stay motivated to reach their health goals. 

20) Ten Percent Happier Podcast

ten percent happier podcast on iphone

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6

Ten Percent Happier is a podcast by best-selling author Dan Harris and features guests ranging from eminent meditation teachers to top scientists and even the odd celebrity. 

Dan ventures into subjects such as enlightenment, meditation, psychedelics, and science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Episodes are usually an hour long.

Why We Love It

Dan features a range of guests who help him break down barriers to happiness and explore ways to change your perspective. 

Episodes are relatable and can allow listeners to change their way of thinking about life.

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Jordyn Wallerius, MS, RDN, CD

Reviewed by: Jordyn Wallerius, MS, RDN, CD

Jordyn has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a graduate degree in Human Nutrition and completed a dietetic internship at the Memphis VA. She's a dietitian at Nutrisense, and has experience working as a clinical dietitian at a VA medical center specializing in oncology and at the Mayo Clinic, working with a wide range of patients ranging from neonates in the NICU to adult ICU.

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