I’m really into podcasts lately. Whether you travel to work by car, by train or by foot, podcasts are a great way to make dead commuting time productive, educational and actually enjoyable. I find they keep me motivated and on track. Because after listening to a doctor or nutritionist talk about the dangers of refined carbs, it makes me think twice about a croissant, a bagel or even oatmeal. And somehow I’m able to say no to in-office sweets more often. A few of my favorite wellness podcasts right now are: Mind Body Green – Founder Jason Wachob interviews experts in health, nutrition, functional medicine, spirituality and fitness. I find it really inspires me to try new things, to eat healthy and focus on my well-being. It’s by far my favorite podcast of the week -- I look forward to it every Tuesday morning. Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey – Dave Asprey is focused on biohacking and longevity on this podcast. He wants to live to be 180 and actually believes that that might be possible. The Doctor’s Farmacy – This podcast is brand new but it’s led by functional medicine doctor, Dr. Mark Hyman, whose book Eat Fat, Get Thin changed my life when I read it 6 months ago. I listen to my podcasts at 1.5x speed which allows me to maximize the amount of content I can listen to it. Call me crazy but I kind of wish I could put all my IRL conversations on 1.5x. Do you find yourself wishing some people would just talk faster? Oh, I also can’t recommend the new Apple AirPods enough. I never knew how much I needed them until I had them. The integration with iPhone is completely seamless – in that as soon as I pop them into my ears, they turn on and connect to my iphone instantly. With other Bluetooth headsets, I felt like I was constantly fumbling to connect or disconnect them. Happy listening!
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.