Currently, there are over two million podcasts available for you to listen to. With that incredibly wide selection, it can be difficult to select podcasts that add to your health, nutrition, and wellness knowledge or provide insight into effective coaching strategies and entrepreneurial trends.
In this article, we’ve rounded up thirteen of the best podcasts for holistic health and nutrition coaches.
The podcasts selected are focused on three main areas that are key to holistic health and nutrition coaching success: holistic health and nutrition technical knowledge, coaching and motivation, and entrepreneurial and business insights.
When choosing podcasts to add to your weekly playlist, try to include those that offer opinions and views different from those that you’ve been taught or identify with. Listening to different opinions and experiences diversifies our outlook and pushes us to keep learning so that we can be more prepared to individualize our approach to clients from different walks of life.
You can follow and listen to the podcasts at the links we provide or your favorite listening location.
Podcasts for Holistic Health and Nutrition Coaches
In the Food Heaven podcast, registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones speak with a wide range of nutrition and health experts about how to live healthier, more balanced lives while staying away from restricted diets and quick fixes. It dives into topics like the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, food and culture, and body acceptance.
The Sound Bites podcast is hosted by Melissa Joy Dobbins, a registered dietician nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, popularly known as the “guilt-free RD.” On the show, Melissa speaks with a wide range of health professionals, psychologists, educators, public health promoters, and researchers and dives into the science, psychology, and strategies behind good food and nutrition.
TED Talks content rarely disappoints, and the TED Health podcast is no exception. TED Health explores a range of health, nutrition, and wellness topics, focusing on the science as well as the human experience of health. TED speakers cover a range of topics, from the controversial to the confusing, to “answer questions you never even knew you had and share ideas you won’t hear anywhere else.” It provides information about how we can live all-around healthier lives.
Wellness Mama Podcast
The Wellness Mama Podcast is a long-running, weekly podcast hosted by Katie Wells, a mom of six and founder of multiple wellness companies. What is so valuable about her podcast is that she brings on hundreds of experts to share their opinion on a wide range of topics, including holistic health, real food, stress, fitness, toxins, natural living, parenting, and motherhood. The topics are far-reaching and approachable. You might even want to choose episodes to listen to and discuss with your clients!
Maintenance Phase, hosted by Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon, is a podcast that takes a nuanced and critical approach to health and wellness topics. The fresh tone and ironic undertone make this podcast as informative as it is entertaining. The hosts debunk the “junk science” behind health and wellness fads and lead valuable discussions about how trends can negatively impact individual and community health and wellbeing.
The Doctor’s Farmacy
The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman, offers a food and nutrition-based approach to promoting health and wellness. He’s a functional medicine physician who practices what he preaches and isn’t afraid to take a nuanced approach to health and wellness while taking a strong stance on how agricultural, food, and health care policies have a strong influence on our wellbeing. Dr. Hyman dives into the research, discusses what it might mean for you and your clients, and offers concrete ways to implement it into your life.
Balanced Black Girl
Balanced Black Girl podcast, founded and hosted by Les, is where Black women have conversations about joy, health, holistic wellness, and self-improvement. If you are Black, it is a safe space where you can listen to Black women take the leadership in the discussion and analysis of health and wellness topics. If you are not Black, listening to the podcast not only offers invaluable information about nutrition, wellness, budgeting, and mental health, it will help to give you perspective to create a safe coaching space for Black women clients and people who are different from you in general. The podcast is just one project put forward by the Balanced Black Girl community.
Dhru Purohit Podcast
Dhru Purohit, the host of the podcast that bears his name, is a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry. Throughout the series, which is one of the most popular health and wellness podcasts out there, he interviews wellness, medicine, and mindset experts on the inner workings of the brain and body.
Finding Our Way
Finding Our Way is a unique and valuable podcast hosted by Prentis Hemphill, an embodiment practitioner, healer, and writer. In each podcast episode, Prentis has conversations with activists, artists, and leaders to discuss ways to make the world safer, healthier, and more equal through individual and community healing and transformation. The podcast invites reflection and creates a space to listen to perspectives and experiences on struggles, mistakes, and personal journeys.
The Healthy Project Podcast
The Healthy Project Podcast is led by fellow health coach Corey Dion Lewis. He discusses healthy strategies to improve health and wellness, and support clients in connecting with their sense of purpose. While Corey offers his own valuable insight, he also speaks with health and wellness professionals, researchers, and industry leaders from all backgrounds.
The Indigo Podcast
The Indigo Podcast, part of the Indigo Together community, is hosted by Ben Baran and Chris Everett and is great for holistic health and wellness coaches who want to make the world a better place through their coaching practice. In every episode, the hosts base their conversations on science to promote the flourishing of people and organizations; discuss the nuances of work and life approaches; and provide proven tools in the area of management, leadership, and coaching.
The Habit Coach
The Habit Coach is a podcast that will help fuel your own motivations and desired habit changes as well as provide proven techniques to support your clients along the health behavior change continuum. The podcast, led by Ashdin Doctor, takes listeners through strategies for building habits around health, sleep, de-stressing, productivity, physical activity, nutrition, and relationships.
Coaching for Leaders
While listening to this podcast, you will turn from coach to student. The weekly Coaching for Leaders Podcast, hosted by Dave Stachowiak, will help inspire you with leadership wisdom through insightful conversations with leaders from all walks of life. It talks about key topics for business and coaching success, including how to respond to burnout, how to strengthen your network, how to inspire curiosity, and even how to pay it forward after you’ve achieved a level of success.
Listening to podcasts is a great way to keep your knowledge up-to-date, stay inspired, and learn something new. Remember, rather than listening to podcasts that only confirm your knowledge on holistic health, nutrition, and wellness, challenge your mind by listening to people who have different perspectives. Subscribe and listen to these podcasts while you commute, do housekeeping, cook, or exercise, and fill your mind with ideas on how to be a better coach with a successful business.