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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

Podcast 138 | Healthproblems

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua brings his doctors from NBT onto the podcast to discuss his personal health problems, including fatigue, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, digestive issues, gut health, back pain, multiple chemical sensitivities, brain fog, low libido, erectile dysfunction, heavy-metal poisoning, and more, and they answer the following questions:

  • Is there a link between excess material possessions and an increase in mental health issues?
  • What’s the best way to support someone who is dealing with a serious health problem?
  • How do I take responsibility for my health without obsessing over it?
  • How do I safely recover from burnout?
  • Why do we seem to have more health problems today than we ever had in the past?
  • How do I best deal with chronic fatigue syndrome?
  • Can I safely detox from heavy metals on my own?
  • What are your thoughts on the low-carb, ketogenic, and Whole30 diets?
  • How necessary are most supplements?
  • How do I attain and maintain good gut health?
  • What are the symptoms of Candida overgrowth, and what natural remedies will eliminate it?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “Excess is a sign of instability.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “The road to support is paved with understanding.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Obsession is helpful until it’s no longer useful.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “If you give up worry, there’s nothing to worry about.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Fix the things you can fix and you’re willing to fix, and then don’t worry about it.” —Dr. Tommy Wood
  • “Extinguish the fire before rebuilding your home.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Even LeBron James has shown he can’t win alone.” —Joshua Fields Millburn

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