Featuring thought the pioneers in the health & wellness space. From our favorite nutritionists, doctors, yogis to business leaders, the ONE WORLD special series give you extensive insight on how to make your life even better & more wholesome. Enjoy!
TOTAL EPISODES: 23
STUDIO: MARTINE DUBIN COMPANY
Vani Hari aka The Food Babe, is a NY Times best-selling author and activist going continuously up against some of the biggest food companies, successfully demanding the removal of dangerous food additives and actively shaping the market place. Vani and Dr. Chopra discuss how she has researched confusing lengthy food labels in a world of over-processed foods & drinks, sharing the truth about harmful ingredients in our daily diet. In this episode you can join Vani’s movement, and learn how to avoid the stuff the food industry is trying to hide, and how to make the right purchasing decisions in the grocery store, creating a life long habit of choosing healthy food.
Professor at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Heather Berlin’s is a leading voice in the research fields of neural basis of impulsivity, compulsivity, consciousness, and the unconscious processes, basically the relationship between the mind and the brain. She uses neuroimaging and neuropsychological techniques to better understand the complexity of our minds and shares some of these processes and findings in this show with Dr. Chopra.
One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential People in 2016, professor of neurology, genetics and aging, Dr. Rudy Tanzi is leading the charge in research on modification of genes. Dr. Chopra and Dr. Tanzi elaborate in this show how your perceptual experience, your lifestyle, essentially your mind and behavior, influence everything at a cellular level, your gene expression. Your body is so responsive to your experiences, such as exercise and meditation, that we have immediate genetic changes in our brain based on the way we live our lives.
Listed as one of the top 10 internists in the USA, Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Michael Roizen’s is the creator of RealAge, the research and calculation of the actual age of your body, verses your calendar age. Dr. Chopra and Dr. Roizen discuss how 152 items have been diagnosed in 4 studies to make a difference in your rate of aging. Roizen’s main focus in all this is to promote successful wellness practices and educate his patients preventative measures to help lead happy, healthier, and longer lives.
Dr. Chopra and Dr. Raphael Kellman, founder of the Kellman Center and a specialist in Microbiom, explain in this episode how the Microbiom are trillions of bacteria in our gut, outnumbering our human cells, 10 to 1. These bacteria play a role in metabolism and gut function, a critical role in immune function, and a critical role in the function of the brain. This is something the Western medical practices have terribly overlooked until recently. About 20 to 30% of chemicals circulating in our blood are the metabolic product of these bacteria, cross-talking back and forward with the human genome. The Microbiom is the master key to a healthy immune system as well as healthy brain function, something ancient tradition have known for thousands of years!
Having combined his experiences during his military service with his extensive medical career, Dr. Wayne Jonas has become a leader in the science of healing, promoting drastic changes towards optimal healing environments, physical as well as internally - mind body practices. Jonas and Chopra in this episode discuss the core elements that should be integrated into our healthcare system, the pathogenic or cure-based approach, and the salutogenic the healing based approach.
Globally recognized expert & researcher Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, focuses on Alzheimer’s intervention & treatment possibilities and other memory disorders. He defines it as a field which seeks to explore how brain research may be helpful for addressing some of society's major challenges. Dr. Chopra and Dr. Doraiswamy interpret social neuroscience, sharing useful and practical data for the health challenges we are facing in the 21st century.
A diagnostic liver pathologist and adult stem academic in New York City, Professor Neil Theise is considered a pioneer of multi-organ stem cell research and his newest field of exploration centers on the nature and origin of consciousness, which he discusses at length with Dr. Chopra. If something is alive it has a mind, if something has a mind, it’s probably at least a single cell organism. We actually all start out as a stem cell, and Dr. Theise adds a significant voice to our world of stem cell research.
Elected to the National Academy Of Sciences, Dr. Cori Bargmann’s overwhelming curiosity has made her one of the top scientists in the neurological field known for her work on the genetic and neural circuit mechanisms of behavior. This show is a discussion how the biology of the brain, from a honeybee brain to a human brain, genetics, environment, and experience, interact to give rise to flexible behaviors. A fascinating conversation shedding scientific light on the connectivity of our universe.
Social scientist and founder of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California Berkley, Dr. Dacher Keltner focuses on the social functions of emotion that define human social living. Dr. Chopra and Dr. Keltner discuss interpersonal neurobiology in this episode, the pro-social emotions including compassion, touch, gratitude or awe, and their scientific connection to the eco-system of life and our overall evolution. A fascinating conversation around science based practical approaches to finding meaning and happiness.
Dr. Donald DeGracia’s research area is the mechanisms of cells in the brain and the altered states of consciousness. In this episode Dr. DeGracia and Dr. Chopra’s question the nature of the human experience by examining Eastern and Western medical practices. Understanding the intricacies of for example the yogic traditions, such as pratyahara yoga and yoga nidra, there is potential to scientifically understand the link between the mental and physical worlds.
Most people connect diet to weight, yet not to skin and hair health. The ever-inspiring Kimberly Snyder, is a well-known nutritionist with a focus on the mind-body connection. She has traveled across 50 countries sourcing and educating herself, taking the best beauty and health secrets she has found, backed her findings up with research and made that the basis of the philosophy she writes about in her books today. Deepak and Kimberly discuss her recipes, healthy tips designed to transform negative mentalities surrounding the connection between food and beauty.
With a world plagued by terrible levels of blood sugar, like diabetes and heart disease, cardiologist, and bestselling author of Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis and Dr. Chopra discuss in this show the importance of controlling your blood sugar level and modifying our diet by removing all modern wheat. For example, whole-wheat bread has a higher glycemic index then traditional table sugar. Having his patients remove wheat for 3 months, Dr. Davis noticed blood levels had significantly dropped and astonishingly also other disorder like acid reflux, joint pain, asthma, arthritis, rashes, irritable bowl syndrome, or anxiety had been reduced or completely gone. Dr. Davis give great insight to why he is a crusader for the wheat-free, grain-free lifestyle!
As Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Functional Medicine Center and founder of the UltraWellness Center, NY Times best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of functional medicine to transform healthcare. In this episode he discusses with Deepak how illness is a state of imbalance and simple modifications to diet and lifestyle can have transformative impact to your overall well-being.
Coming from a family of 350 years of Japanese holistic healers, Ken Kobayashi has been treating & teaching Homeostasis for over 50 years himself. To cure most chronic conditions in the West we suppress the symptoms and don’t get to the root cause, therefore chronic conditions stay chronic. Deepak and Ken discuss how over 95% of genes are influenced by lifestyle and how your physical body is an electromagnetic biofield, which you can influence too. By restoring your homeostasis you can cure many diseases.
Yogi Cameron and Deepak Chopra discuss the benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda, in a detailed conversation around restoring your natural health with the 8 limbs of yoga, not emphasized during most yoga classes: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi. Deepak and Cameron both agree that your 5 senses always take you outward, and in other to go inward you have to edit your sensory experience in your daily life. Live by the laws of nature and you’ll be fine!
One of the foremost authorities in the world on liver disease and faculty dean of continuing education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra shares some intimate memories growing up with his brother Deepak Chopra and on a professional note a variety of topics from the trends in medical education, with data becoming more interactive and accessible through the cloud, Sanjiv’s studies on the principles of leadership, and his research into the benefits of drinking coffee, which include reduced risk on multiple type of cancers, Parkinson, type 2 diabetes and more.
As an extraordinary new breed of philosopher, Jason Silva and Deepak Chopra explore in this show topics such as futurism, creativity, the science of awe, disruptive innovation, relationships and mental health, impermanence and death. Technology as a natural part of human evolution, and creation of consciousness as the driving force behind the brain. Jason has been described as a reality hacker and wonder junkie, you’ll be in awe!
With a doctorate in supra-molecular electronics and inventor of the Nano brain, an artificial molecular device that mimics a fundamental hardware feature of our brain, Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay shares a scientific explanation with Dr. Chopra in this episode, on how consciousness is everywhere within our universe, with the purpose of our evolution, as well as that of our universe, to be more consciousness. His objective is also to demonstrate that these concepts are not merely theoretical formulations, rather practically realizable at nano-scale.
President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Executive Director of Research at IONS, Cassandra Vieten discusses with Dr. Chopra how earth’s despair is created by humanity’s boundaries and the limitations in our human consciousness. The core seed of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions is based on consciousness without boundaries and science is beginning to converge with that wisdom reaching a nexus point. This show details how we will find the next human evolutionary leap at that nexus point.
As writing partner of Stephen Hawking, and shows incl. Star Trek and MacGyver, theoretical physicist Dr. Leonard Mlodinow’s multifarious mind has lead him to be the developer of a new type of perturbation theory for eigenvalue problems in quantum mechanics. In this show Dr. Chopra and him discuss topics such as randomness as a concept and how it effects your life, and how we misjudge effects of randomness. They also touch the topics of your unconsciousness mind and how it rules your behavior.
One of the most influential Americans & experts on Tibetan Buddhism, Prof. Robert Thurman, is ordained as Buddhist monk by H.H. the Dalai Lama & a scholar-activist conveying precious teachings of Siddhartha. Dr. Thurman and Dr. Chopra discuss the doctrine of enlightenment and the Buddha’s three kāyas or bodies. The physical body, or Nirmanakaya, the Sambhogakaya or body of the mind and intellect, and the third body, the Dharmakaya body, which is everything, the domain of consciousness.
A French virologist and a recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his 1983 discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus or abbreviated HIV, Dr. Luc Montagnier and Dr. Deepak Chopra both agree and discuss how no disease or virus is very simple but that the immune system is highly dependable on your mental state. The Microbiom responses to elements including nutrition, sleep, and exercise. So even though it is a very complex situation when you interfere with the ecosystem, or the human biology, you can increase the respectability, or the resistance, of a disease no matter what the virus might be doing.