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Emmy-nominated Netflix stars, podcasters, and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus help millions of people live meaningfully with less. The Minimalists have been featured in TIME, GQ, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, NPR, and they have spoken at Harvard, Apple, Google.

Podcast 368 | Chronic Illness

In this public episode of The Minimalists Podcast, we speak with Dr. Jerry Tennant about preventing and treating chronic illness. Watch all 2 hours of episode 368 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.


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Discussed in This Episode

  • When will medicine shift its focus to prevention instead of just treating symptoms?
  • Why did Dr. Tennant write Healing Is Voltage?
  • How does low voltage contribute to illness?
  • What paths of relief are available for those suffering from chronic illness?
  • What did Dr. Tennant do to start his road to healing?
  • How can nutrition help with chronic illness?
  • How does our environment contribute to chronic illnesses?
  • Are there actually any safe chemicals?
  • What is PEMF therapy?
  • What contributes most significantly to chronic illnesses and addictions?
  • What is the relationship between purpose and addiction?
  • How do we appropriately and healthfully manage all the obligations and responsibilities of everyday life while dealing with a chronic illness?
  • How do we become more disciplined and focused regarding our health practices when our chronic illness is zapping us of all of our willpower?
  • What is the difference between knowledge of truth and remembrance of truth?
  • How do we best address chronic inflammation?
  • How can minimalism help with the prevention and management of chronic illness?
  • Why do some people suffer more from migraines than others?
  • What are your perspectives regarding beauty?

Minimal Maxims

Joshua, Ryan, and T.K.’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • A thimble of prevention is more effective than a truckload of treatment.
  • Excess is toxic.
  • The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety—it’s purpose.
  • Self-care is the path toward healing.
  • Pain is a compass that points us toward healing.
  • More consumption, more problems.
  • Minimalism maximizes the value of everything.
  • If addition is the cause, subtraction is the cure.

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