Dr. Joe Tatta


“What we have to do is sort of distance ourselves from our thoughts. You may still feel those thoughts, but you can take action. Thoughts don’t have to impact your behavior.”

Guest Bio:

Dr. Joe Tatta is a global leader in integrative pain care and an advocate for the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain. He is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a cutting-edge health company reinventing pain care through evidence-based treatment, research, and professional development.

For 25 years, he has supported people living with pain and helped practitioners deliver more effective pain management. His research and career achievements include scalable practice models centered on lifestyle medicine, health behavior change, and digital therapeutics. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trainer. Dr. Tatta is the author of two bestselling books Radical Relief and Heal Your Pain Now and host of The Healing Pain Podcast. Learn more by visiting integrativepainscienceinstitute.com.

Episode Summary:

Dr. Joe is out with a new book called, Radical Relief, where he shares his tips on how to overcome chronic pain. He provides insight into how the mind works and how we can let go of unwanted thoughts that affect our aging and our pain receptors on this week’s episode!

Title: Using the Mind in Radical Ways To Overcome Pain — Dr. Joe Tatta

Subtitle: Here’s how you can use mindfulness to reduce aging.

Key Takeaways:

  • Did you know one out of three people suffers from chronic pain?
  • How did Dr. Joe get his start in this line of work?
  • How should we be rethinking pain and how we react to it?
  • Our brain generates the pain; not our body! Dr. Joe clarifies what he means by this.
  • What are some of the best ways you can reduce your pain? It first starts with changing your lifestyle and diet.
  • Doctors are just not having the right conversations with their patients nor are they looking at the right biomarkers to gauge pain and health.
  • Stress impacts the enzymes and function of your gut.
  • What’s new in the world of pain?
  • Have you had pain for decades? Here’s how you can fix it.
  • What are telomeres?
  • You can slow down the deterioration of your telomeres by working with your mind and being in a calm state.
  • We can’t help optimize the way the brain is functioning if you have an inflamed nervous system.
  • People underestimate the value of hydration and its impacts on the body. The joint is about 96% water!
  • What were some of the biggest “aha” moments when Dr. Joe was researching his book?
  • It’s important to be present with your thoughts and to be able to take a more mindful approach when a negative thought passes through us.
  • Don’t feel guilty if you have negative thoughts or emotions, we are human after all!
  • How does Dr. Joe manage his negative thoughts?

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

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Connect with Dr. Joe: Integrativepainscienceinstitute.com


“Stress impacts our gut/brain relationship. When you impact your vagus nerve, you’re impacting how you digest your food and the hormones and neurotransmitters that go along with that.”

“Did you know that a negative thought can cause inflammation in your body? And a positive or neutral thought is as equally as good as taking two Advils.”

“What we have to do is sort of distance ourselves from our thoughts. You may still feel those thoughts, but you can take action. Thoughts don’t have to impact your behavior.”