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Rank #36 in Health & Fitness category

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The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever.

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The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever.

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Shawn and his show are awesome

By Trina 57 - Jun 01 2020
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I have binged listened to to your show the last couple of weeks. It has motivated me to bump up my exercise to boost my immune system. I’ve told all my friends about the show and posted about it on social media. Not only am I healthier but I’ve lost the weight I gained during the NC Covid shut down. I especially liked The latest episode with Dr. Alan Preston. He said what I’ve been suggesting to my friends for months about getting out and living life instead of staying home in fear.

Best in the business

By Jorge_C4 - May 31 2020
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Shawn Stevenson breaks everything down to its core in a fun and simple way everyone can understand, no matter the background knowledge one may already have. As a health and science enthusiast myself, I learn more applicable health and science information by listening to Shawn than in my college level science classes. Shawn Stevenson and “The Model Health Show” are the best out there and it’s a must listen to every week.

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4110 Ratings
Average Ratings
3743
162
93
58
54

Shawn and his show are awesome

By Trina 57 - Jun 01 2020
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I have binged listened to to your show the last couple of weeks. It has motivated me to bump up my exercise to boost my immune system. I’ve told all my friends about the show and posted about it on social media. Not only am I healthier but I’ve lost the weight I gained during the NC Covid shut down. I especially liked The latest episode with Dr. Alan Preston. He said what I’ve been suggesting to my friends for months about getting out and living life instead of staying home in fear.

Best in the business

By Jorge_C4 - May 31 2020
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Shawn Stevenson breaks everything down to its core in a fun and simple way everyone can understand, no matter the background knowledge one may already have. As a health and science enthusiast myself, I learn more applicable health and science information by listening to Shawn than in my college level science classes. Shawn Stevenson and “The Model Health Show” are the best out there and it’s a must listen to every week.
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The Model Health Show

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The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever.

Rank #1: TMHS 073: Hydration And Water Masterclass - Best Water Filter, Best Bottled Water, And Critical Water Facts

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There's a Slovakian proverb that says, "Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine."

Water is at the very basis of human health and longevity. Far more valuable than food, going without adequate hydration sets in motion a ticking time bomb of physical depression and symptoms of disease.

You may be shocked to find that water has been clinically documented to improve everything from diabetes, to high blood pressure, to arthritis pain, and everything in between. But how can water be this effective? It's just... well, water, isn't it?

Today you're going to learn the truth about the significant impact that water has on your health. You're going to learn about the various methods of treating water, where they succeed, and where they come up incontrovertibly short.

In this masterclass on water and hydration, you're going to find out how water actually gets into your cells in the first place, and how mismanaging this process can leave you more sick and thirsty than you can imagine.

Most importantly, this masterclass is meant for you to be able to share it with the people you care about. They have the right to know what's coming out of their faucet. But, the sad truth is, only a fraction of the population really knows.

Henry David Thoreau said, "I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man." In today's world, the wise individuals are not just drinking water, but the right kind of water.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How your body's hydration levels affect your energy.
  • What water actually is (this may shock you!)
  • What roles water plays in your body (from DNA maintenance to waste removal).
  • Why spinal discs are difficult to get hydrated.
  • How your brain controls the water balance in your body.
  • The shocking number of people who are chronically dehydrated.
  • Why thirsty people eat more.
  • How dehydration impacts your ability to burn fat.
  • How eating carbohydrates influences your water weight.
  • What aquaporins are and why they are critical to hydration.
  • What shocking pharmaceutical drugs are found in drinking water.
  • How prescription drugs are ending up in our water supply.
  • Why chlorine is used to treat public water (and its potential side effects).
  • What the hidden dangers of fluoride are (this is critical to know and share!)
  • Why many bottled waters are no better than tap water.
  • How plastic water bottles could be impacting your hormones.
  • The surprising facts about Brita water filters.
  • What the pros and cons of water distillation are.
  • What purified water really means.
  • How a water ionizer works to create alkaline water (this may be the biggest surprise of all!)
  • Why the pH of water can be changed by mineral content or electricity.
  • How a reverse osmosis system works.
  • What the benefits of well water are (and some issues to look out for).
  • Why the right spring water could be the ideal drinking water for you.
  • The top 4 sources for the best water possible.
  • Which three companies provide great spring water in a glass water bottle.
  • The 5 different ways to supercharge your water.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! * Get Rid Of A Headache & How Exercise Makes Your Smarter - PodcastPharmaceuticals lurking in U.S. drinking water - NBC NewsFindaSpring.comThe Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

TRANSCRIPT Click Here to Download the Transcript of Episode 73 (PDF)

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Oct 15 2014

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Rank #2: TMHS 047: If You Want A Great Exercise Program For Fat Loss, Try This!

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In this episode of The Model Health Show we're sharing exercise secrets for a better body and better health. When it comes to exercise programs, there isn't really much new under the sun. Whatever's popular has usually been here before in some form or fashion. P90-X, Bootcamps, Supersets, drop sets, 300 different types of yoga, pilates, sprint training, cross fit, and countless other exercise approaches claim to be the best thing ever, but really apply many of the same principles.

Just about every form of exercise will provide incredible value if utilized in the right way. But how can we take the best pieces from these things, and put them together to get the greatest benefit in the shortest amount of time?

Let me introduce you to Hybrid Training.

This form of exercise will give you the most bang for your buck. Not just for the sake of body image and burning fat (which it will definitely do that), but for the sake of staying youthful longer, having better biomarkers of health, and building a functional, fit body. Have a look a what you're going to learn today, and remember to grab your bonus workout template after listening to the show!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why the majority of exercise programs are really the same (just packaged differently).
  • What hybrid training is and why it's more effective than other training strategies.
  • How many different muscle fiber types there really are.
  • Which muscle fibers you need to focus on for the biggest results.
  • What muscle fiber recruitment is.
  • Why muscle is actually CRITICAL to staying younger longer.
  • Why your body is more likely to retain fat when doing conventional "cardio" exercise.
  • How some forms of exercise compliment certain body types and not others.
  • What my exclusive Hybrid Training Program is (get the template right here).
  • How to warm-up before exercise in the smartest way possible.
  • How a heavy weight lifting set affects your hormones.
  • The truth about getting 6-pack abs or a flat stomach faster.
  • Hands down, the #1 exercise for eliminating body fat.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Fat Loss Code Program!

Bonus Hybrid Training Template

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Apr 15 2014

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Rank #3: TMHS 231: Morning Routines That Supercharge Your Fat Loss, Health, And Productivity

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Why not start your body off each day in a fat-burning state? It’s as easy as drinking a glass of water… and here’s why.

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking just 17 ounces of water can increase your metabolic rate by up to 30%. Wait, what?! So, this whole drinking water to lose fat thing actually works? In short, yes. But the real gold is in the details.

The researchers in the study found that the total thermogenic response of drinking the water was a burn off of about 24 Calories. Just to be clear, this does not mean that chug-a-lugging gallons of water each day will have you burning massive amounts of calories. There’s an upper limit to this that easily gets bypassed by overdoing it on the aqua. Just like everything else in life, too much of even a good thing can quickly turn into a bad thing (unless it’s watching Game of Thrones… according to my wife, there’s no such thing as too much). Yet, the upper limit is definitely not the issue for the majority of people.

The average person today does not give their body the real hydration it needs. Chronic dehydration goes hand-in-hand with chronic disease, and still it’s disappointedly overlooked in the medical profession. Most people are not giving their body the water-induced thermogenic benefits possible for them because they are missing out on small keys that open big doors of health and wellness.

One, it’s water… not juice, not “vitamin water”, not gatorade, snakeade, or turtleade, not soda, not coffee… just WATER. Two, the actual quality of water matters. It matters in how it relates to your tissues. Specifically, the aquaporin channels that get the water from your belly into your cells. For more on that, make sure to check out the Hydration and Water Masterclass episode right after this one. Third, it’s how and when they drink the water. Follow up studies found that drinking 1 - 2 ounces of water had no significant thermogenic effect. Sippy sippin on the water bottle throughout the day just isn’t going to cut it. You need to get in a nice oil change a couple of times a day. Target 16 - 24 ounces to make the magic happen. And, as you’ll discover today, getting that first drink in to start your day has even more advantage, and might be a game-changing cornerstone of a morning routine that transforms your life.

Today you’ll learn how a consistent morning routine literally changes your brain and helps to set you up for success. You’ll also learn about morning routines of some of the most successful people on the planet, and real, tangible proof that their success (and having an effective morning routine) is not an accident. Just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How our daily actions determine our ultimate success.
  • Why a morning routine provides you with a valuable sense of certainty.
  • The science of momentum and how it inherently influences our lives.
  • How a consistent morning routine affects our brains.
  • The missing piece when people try to create new positive habits for themselves.
  • Why many of us start our days with high stress.
  • Why it's important to get hydrated as soon as your day begins.
  • The daily ritual that Warren Buffett uses to ensure his continued success.
  • How to train your mind to be more focused and resilient each day.
  • How to give your body a metabolic advantage each day.
  • Why the first food or beverage you have to start your day has a bigger impact on your performance.
  • The best way to ensure you accomplish your biggest goal for the day.
  • Additional morning routine components you can mix and match and experiment with.
  • Morning routines of some of the most successful and healthy people on the planet.
  • How to adjust your morning routine in a pinch, plus other valuable ways to personalize your best morning routine.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Jul 19 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: TMHS 124: 8 Incredible Health Benefits Of Fasting

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Sometimes I wonder how things that are so simple can be so powerful (and yet so overlooked). When we talk about fasting, we are talking about something that's deeply connected to the highest expression of our genes.

Fasting, itself, is an epigenetic trigger that "turns on" certain programs inciting your DNA to print out better copies of you. To put it simply, fasting can make you sexier, well... fast.

You're about to go on a life-changing ride and discover how fasting impacts your brain function, metabolism, aging process, and more. And I guarantee you'll be compelled to make some changes in your life to at least get a slice of what the health benefits of fasting can deliver.

There are many different types of fasts, but you can actually get most of the benefits while still being able to eat everyday if you utilize one of the strategies I'm going to share with you.

The benefits of fasting are clinically proven in study after study, and they're just too good to pass up. Time to learn the facts, dispel the myths, and utilize a plan to keep you healthy for many years to come!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • What fasting actually means.
  • 7 different types of fasts you can do.
  • What a micronutrient fast is.
  • 8 incredible health benefits of fasting.
  • How fasting is related to fat loss.
  • What hormones are influenced by fasting.
  • How fasting dramatically impacts your brain health.
  • Why fasting could be one of the greatest anti-aging secrets in the world.
  • How human lifespans are actually shorter when compared to other animals.
  • Why fasting is an evolutionary benefit.
  • The surprising way that fasting impacts cancer.
  • How fasting influences your body's ability to handle carbohydrates.
  • Why fasting can be helpful for improving digestion.
  • Why personal development has a deep connection to fasting.
  • How fasting affects emotional well-being (this is shocking!)
  • How fasting affects inflammation and healing.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Fat Loss Herbs That Really Work - The Model Health Show The Fat Loss Code Interview with Sheleana Aiyana - The Model Health Show Day In The Life Of Shawn - The Model Health Show Interview with Jonathan Bailor - The Model Health Show Interview with Ty Bollinger - The Model Health Show

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Sep 30 2015

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Rank #5: TMHS 216: Evening Routines That Enhance Sleep, Accelerate Fat Loss, And Supercharge Your Brain

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Morning routine versus an evening routine… which one is more important?

Experts all over the world have been touting the benefits of having a strong morning routine if you want to be successful. The early bird get the worm, right?!

So, whether you’re into eating worms or not (I did see a kid do it when I was in elementary school) I think you’ll discover today that success isn’t about what you do in the morning, it’s really about what you do the night before.

You’re about to discover some mind-blowing science that links a consistent, smart evening routine with improved heart health, better brain function, protection against unwanted weight gain, and an overall better quality of life.

Some of the things you’ll learn today will stick with you for a lifetime. I’m sure of it. And the best news is that taking advantage of these benefits does not require you to makeover your entire life (let me hear all of my night owls let out a collective, “Whooo Whooo!”). It’s simply the small things that you can add in or adjust that can generate some big changes. So, click play, enjoy, and take advantage of the tips that speak to you!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • The dangers and benefits of taking a melatonin supplement.
  • Why sleep is like a crap-shoot for many people every night.
  • What the science says about evening routines and children’s sleep.
  • Why practice does not make perfect.
  • What happens in our brains when we do something consistently.
  • What the 4 stages of learning are.
  • How processes become automated in our brains and bodies.
  • The part of the brain responsible for habit formation.
  • How to create a habit loop.
  • The part of creating a “positive habit” that many people leave out.
  • What it means to have social jet lag.
  • Why it’s critical to understand our biological rhythms.
  • How staying up later on the weekends can affect your body weight.
  • How melatonin and cortisol compete to shape your body.
  • What short-term sleep deprivation can do to your testosterone.
  • How daylight savings time influences heart attacks (this is nuts!).
  • What an optimal evening routine looks like.
  • The problems that tech devices create with our sleep (and how to overcome them).
  • How to use specific bodywork to wind down and improve sleep quality.
  • Which mineral helps to optimize sleep cycles and naturally boost melatonin.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Apr 26 2017

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Rank #6: TMHS 383: How Your Thoughts Control Your Biology & How To Transform Your Thinking - With Guest Dr. Joe Dispenza

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One of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal is your ability to make a decision. If you think about it, most of the pivotal moments in your life can usually be traced back to a transformative choice to create change. From overhauling your career path to transforming your health, chances you have experienced at least one of these impactful moments that fundamentally changed who you are. 

I hope today’s show will inspire you to take the initiative and start creating more positive outcomes in your life. You’re going to hear from Dr. Joe Dispenza, who is an expert on creating change, harnessing the power of your mind, and unlocking human potential. He is a New York Times best-selling author, researcher, national lecturer, and someone who has had a profound impact on me personally. 

This interview is a deep dive into quantum physics, the power of being conscious and having an intention, and how to get in the driver’s seat of your life. Get ready, because Dr. Joe Dispenza is going to help you break out of your hardwired patterns, experience major paradigm shifts, and start living more intently. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The inspirational story of Dr. Dispenza’s healing after being hit by a truck.
  • How defining moments revolve around a decision. 
  • Why change is so uncomfortable. 
  • How unconscious behaviors function like computer programs. 
  • What it means to cause an effect in your life. 
  • How your thoughts can create your reality. 
  • Why you have to unlearn in order to relearn. 
  • The incredible power of making a decision with firm intention. 
  • How morning meditation can influence the rest of your day. 
  • Why leaving the present moment depletes your energy.
  • How your genes can actually adapt and change. 
  • The biological shifts that can occur from practicing meditation.
  • Why the quantum is like looking in the mirror in a dressing room. 
  • How changing fear to gratitude can regulate your heart and immune system.
  • Why you should express gratitude prematurely.
  • How self-regulating your emotions can make you an overall happier person. 
  • What it means to be the creator of your life.

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #7: TMHS 210: 4 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time (And What To Do About It!)

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Working as a clinician for many years, one of the most common questions I would get is, “What can I take for more energy?”.

It was always a tough question because I knew I’d just be treating a symptom by giving them energizing natural supplements like maca, cordyceps, and ginseng. Sure, it’s better that they didn’t ask a drug dealer the same question. In the immortal words of Rick James, “Cocaine is a helluva drug…” But, I didn’t want them to see me like a natural pill-pusher, and get them hooked on something just to get them by, either. So, I dedicated myself to helping them get to the root of their energy problems. And today you’ll learn the very best of what I came up with.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How my struggle with chronic fatigue began.
  • A potent superherb that’s clinically proven to improve insulin sensitivity.
  • What going to the gym is compensating for.
  • How you’re able to literally charge up your cells like a battery.
  • The surprising amount of energy the human body can generate.
  • Simple strategies to get in more nutritious movement throughout the day.
  • Why you can still wake up exhausted after 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
  • What sleep architecture is.
  • How many total sleep cycles you need for optimal energy.
  • What happens in your brain during sleep.
  • The 2 major things that can disrupt your sleep cycles.
  • Key nutrient deficiencies that cause fatigue and sleep problems.
  • The #1 mineral that supports human energy production.
  • How dehydration impacts energy (and how much water you really need!).
Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Mar 28 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #8: TMHS 027: The Dangers Of Eating Gluten-Free

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In this episode of The Model Health Show we're talking about one of the hottest health topics in our world today: Eating gluten-free. Is eating a gluten-free diet really healthy? Can a gluten-free diet help us lose weight and have more energy? And what the heck is gluten anyway?! You're about to discover all that and more in today's episode.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why switching from conventional "white" flour to healthy "wholegrain" flour is not very effective.
  • The story of a debilitated asthmatic child I worked with (don't worry, there's a happy ending).
  • Why eating gluten-free will not reverse autoimmune diseases for many people.
  • What is gluten? And what gluten does to your food.
  • What gliadin is and the impact it has on your body.
  • How 100 PERCENT of people are experiencing harmful effects of eating gluten.
  • What in the world a zonulin is (it's about to get sci-fi in your belly!)
  • Why every-single-person (including YOU) is "gluten sensitive" regardless of testing.
  • What causes autoimmune diseases.
  • What Scooby Doo has to do with the wheat we eat today.
  • How phytates and anti-nutrients impact your body.
  • Why wheat and other plants have toxic compounds in them that hurt humans.
  • The 5 reasons that eating gluten-free is dangerous.
  • How Asian cultures figured out thousands of years ago that brown rice is not ideal for eating.
  • The compounds found in gluten-free foods that are very similar to gluten.
  • Why gluten-free oats, rice, and even corn can be problematic for gluten sensitive people.
  • Is quinoa the safe, gluten-free grain to set us free?
  • How eating gluten-free can cause nutrient deficiencies.
  • How consuming gluten-free foods can cause you to overeat.
  • Why gluten-free foods are causing diabetes and insulin resistance.
  • My personal pancake story (the end result: Delicious).
  • Why putting gluten-free on a pedestal is a mistake (because people aren't really changing behavior).
  • Why gluten-free foods are causing hormonal problems and making people obese.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

The Calorie Myth with Jonathan Bailor - Podcast

How To Stop Sugar Cravings - Podcast

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Nov 20 2013

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Rank #9: TMHS 060: Improve Your Skin Naturally, Clear Up Acne, And 7 Tips To Have The Best Skin Ever!

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Have you ever heard the saying, "First impressions last a lifetime"? Whether it's true or not, we make snap judgements about people upon meeting them for the first time. It's built into us as an evolutionary advantage to be critical, recognize patterns, and to observe the health and safety of those around us.

Whether consciously or unconsciously, we are judging and being judged with each and every person that we meet. And the very first thing that people see when in close contact with us is the health (or lack thereof) of our skin.

Our skin is a symbol of vitality. It is the outermost representation of what's going on with our overall health. On the surface level we want clear, radiant skin to be more attractive to the world around us. On a deeper level our skin can be an indicator of potential (or even chronic) health problems. Our skin isn't just something superficial to look at, it's one of of best resources for monitoring our internal health and well-being.

Today you're going to learn about your skin in an intimate and fun way. You're going to learn things about your skin that you've never heard before, and you're going to appreciate and care for your skin in a whole new way because of it. It's time to love the skin you're in and take action to have the best skin health possible. The compliments you get will be nice, but the overall vitality you get will be even nicer.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • What your skin can indicate about your health.
  • Why we unconsciously make judgements about someone's appearance.
  • What your skin is actually responsible for (what your skin does will surprise you!)
  • How your skin develops.
  • Why stress impacts your skin health.
  • Why we have different layers of skin.
  • What role your skin has in detoxification.
  • How your skin interacts with sunlight and other light sources.
  • What internal organs are responsible for your skin's appearance (must know info!)
  • What our 4 major eliminatory organs are.
  • How your brain impacts the function of your skin.
  • 7 tips to have the best skin ever!
  • An amazing skin transformation story from eliminating ONE irritating food.
  • What glycation is and why you do NOT want this happening with your skin.
  • Why dairy products are so addictive.
  • Why you need to be careful about "natural" sweeteners if you have skin problems.
  • How wheat can damage your skin, waistline, and immune system.
  • Why skin care products and soaps can be the cause of your skin problems.
  • Why dietary fats are so important for your skin's health.
  • How to ensure you're getting enough water to hydrate your skin.
  • How to get a foot makeover (funny, but true).
  • What food products lead to wrinkles and liver spots.
  • The secret to using olive oil to improve your skin health.
  • Why skin brushing really does work to improve your skin naturally.
  • What important sun safety tips you need to know for your skin.
  • Where to find the healthy skin foods (the best of the best!)
  • What causes oily skin (and what to do about it).
  • The #1 cause of cellulite (this is far beyond the outer appearance).
  • How to eliminate cellulite naturally.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

Health Benefits of Qigong - PodcastBarnyard - MovieThe Dangers of Eating Gluten-Free - PodcastPrima Natural SoapReWild Yourself with Daniel Vitalis - PodcastSurthrival Colostrum

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Jul 16 2014

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Rank #10: TMHS 140: The Only 5 Exercises You Need To Create An Amazing Physique

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Confucius said, "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." This statement couldn't ring anymore true when it comes to changing our body's appearance. It can be one of the easiest things in the world if we simply take the complexity out of it. That's what today's show is all about.

Today we're going to dive in and talk about the only 5 exercises you need to create an amazing physique. No fancy cardio machines with a lot of buttons, no complex programs, and no excuses. By mastering these 5 things you can create the most incredible physique possible. But the real benefit is in the details. You'll learn some of the big do's and don'ts, why they actually work (the science), and specific benchmarks you need to target to make sure you're getting the most out of them. Take actions to focus more on these 5 exercises and the results will speak for themselves.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why omega 3's are so important for our health (and the best source to find them!).
  • Why mastering bodyweight exercises is so valuable in our lives.
  • The only 5 exercises you need to create an amazing physique.
  • How performing a proper squat translates into so many other areas of life.
  • What 1 to 2 minute health practice you need to start incorporating on a daily basis.
  • How squats impact testosterone and others hormone levels.
  • Smart ways to improve the effectiveness of your squats.
  • What exercise incorporates more of your muscles than any other movement.
  • How reciprocal inhibition can be destroying your progress.
  • Which surprising exercise can targets your abs and benefit your hormones.
  • What progression exercises are and why they're important.
  • What the little known benefits of push ups are.
  • How to breakthrough to your first pull ups and far beyond.
  • What the 3 functional patterns for your legs are.
  • What fitness benchmarks you need to hit with these 5 essential exercises.
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Jan 20 2016

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Rank #11: TMHS 188: Better Skin, Healthier Joints, And Faster Weight Loss With The Bone Broth Diet - With Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

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I love the quote from Leonardo da Vinci that says, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” The key to having a healthy, radiant appearance is connected to something so simple, and so innate to our human experience, that it is often overlooked.

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has taken action to put these innate components into a diet strategy that’s changing the lives of thousands of people all across the world. I also feel the da Vinci quote is fitting for her because she is the epitome of sophistication in my eyes. She walks her talk, she is graceful, kind, and loving, and she is real.

Dr. Kellyann has put sound science together with simple tactics that humans have been using since the beginning of our existence. Today you’re going to learn about the phenomenal benefits of bone broth, plus you’re going to learn how to best utilize bone broth for supreme anti-aging benefits, improved brain health, and faster weight loss. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How endometriosis challenged Dr. Petrucci’s life, and the great gift that came from it.
  • What role food played in Dr. Petrucci’s transformation.
  • How bone broth helped Dr. Petrucci overcome her body’s resistance to weight loss.
  • The rich history of bone broth in cultures all over the world.
  • Why marrow is so valuable to our health.
  • What the benefits of collagen are.
  • How bone broth is able to effectively heal your gut.
  • Why being “acidic” is often misunderstood in the health and wellness field.
  • The surprising benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • How strategic mini-fasting helps support weight loss and anti-aging benefits.
  • Why glucagon, BDNF, and insulin influence inflammation and fat loss.
  • How to make the best bone broth ever.
  • Where to find the best ingredients for bone broth and how to store bone broth.
  • The 3 things you MUST do to be as healthy and fit as possible.
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Nov 28 2016

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Rank #12: TMHS 341: 10 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter & More Successful

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Have you ever heard the statistic that we only use 10% of our brains? That’s not exactly true. While there are certain areas of the brain that perform at a higher level than others, brain imaging has proven that we use the majority of our brains even doing simple tasks like walking and talking.

This huge and pervasive myth goes to show that most of us know very little about how our brains actually work. Today, I want to talk about some tangible steps you can take to maximize your ability to learn and comprehend information. You can probably guess that diet and exercise play a role, but we’re also going to cover some interesting data on how things like social interaction and social media can affect your incredible brain.

This episode is full of simple habit changes you can implement to maximize your brain’s abilities, as well as the science to back it up. You’re going to learn about how small changes can have a lasting effect. We’re going to cover ten different areas that can help you maximize your brain power, so take full advantage of the tips that resonate most with you. Get ready to take notes, you’re about to learn how to boost your brain power!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How many servings of greens you should eat daily to protect your brain.
  • The importance of omega 3s, and how animal and plant sources differ.
  • How lifting weights contributes to neuroplasticity.
  • The number one exercise you should do on a daily basis.
  • How the vagus nerve works.
  • Some simple strategies for taking care of your gut health.
  • Examples of resistant starches, and why they’re important for gut health.
  • The health conditions that are associated with low levels of BDNF.
  • A direct correlation between brain size and waist size.
  • How social media can make you feel devalued.
  • The importance of regular sexual activity for cognitive function.
  • How sleep deprivation can diminish your ability to make healthy choices.
  • Tips for getting better sleep on a regular basis.
  • Why your brain needs water.
  • A simple formula for calculating how much water you should be drinking.
  • Why learning and reading can have a huge impact on your brain.
  • Lessons I learned from the distinguished Quincy Jones.

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Mar 19 2019

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Rank #13: TMHS 257: The Keto Reset Diet: Burn More Fat & Become Metabolically Flexible - With Mark Sisson

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You may be shocked to hear that most of us are terrible at burning fat today. It’s not because we’re not trying hard, it’s not because we’re not capable--it’s because our metabolism has been programmed to burn glucose instead of burning fat. Let me explain…

Since time immemorial, humans have survived with very little carbohydrates in our diet. Carbohydrates, as you’re probably aware, are the big gun behind spiking glucose and filling your cells with glucose reserves. Carbs fill your cellular piggy bank that you pinch off of all the time. If there’s easy access glucose available, that’s what your body’s going to burn for fuel. Burning fat is a much harder job, biochemically speaking. So, why in the world would your body go through the trouble to break down and spend stored body fat when it’s got so many glucose coins around? Short answer: It won’t.

This wouldn’t even be such a problem if it weren’t for the fact that we’re swimming in carb-dominant foods today. Some with a little longer history… potatoes, rice, beans, and sweet fruit. And some that we've literally made up within the past few decades that have some folks strung out like Pookie in New Jack City… Pop Tarts, Honey Buns, Hot Pockets, Captain Crunch, Cheetos, and Oreo Cookies. I know each and every one of them well, for I, too, was a metaphorical Pookie. My cells were made of the remnants of Oreos and Pop Tarts, and I was a sugar-burner of the highest order. When the carbs weren’t coming in on a steady drip, I was lost. And I couldn’t workout enough to keep my body in balance. Enter my fat-burning revelation…

Once I learned that you can essentially reset your metabolic machinery to burn fat instead of glucose, I was able to workout LESS, eat MORE of the foods I loved, and have an even BETTER body composition than when I was logging in more hours at the gym.

Today’s episode is about one of the most effective ways to reset your body to burn fat for fuel. There are other ways to the prize, but this one can certainly be the most rewarding. It’s not just the benefits that you see with your body composition, but with improved cognitive function, greater levels of energy and stamina, reduced inflammation, and better health of your cells and organs overall. New York Times bestselling author Mark Sisson is on today to talk about The Keto Reset Diet and provide you with another tool you can add to your superhero utility belt. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How chronic cardio (and an accompanied high carbohydrate diet) eventually led Mark to a big wake up call.
  • Why we often think we should just “try harder” if we’re not getting the results we want.
  • What lifestyle factors endurance athletes should consider to effectively improve their results.
  • What a ketogenic diet actually is.
  • Why the human body is designed to efficiently store and burn body fat.
  • What it means to be metabolically flexible.
  • Why your body is far less likely to burn stored body fat if you’re constantly eating carbohydrates.
  • The truth about the amount of carbohydrates that humans evolved eating.
  • How eating candy and eating bread can have the same effect on your metabolism.
  • Which one becomes insulin resistant first: fat cells or muscle cells.
  • Why fruit was the perfect food to help humans fatten up as we evolved.
  • The surprising amount of ketones your body can produce each day.
  • The difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
  • Why keto strips are a poor indicator of healthy ketosis.
  • The impact that insulin has on ketosis.
  • Who needs to be more cautious when trying a ketogenic diet.
  • The benefits of MCT oil.
  • How stress can be a hindrance to a successful ketogenic diet.
  • What some of the biggest mistakes are that people make on a ketogenic diet.
  • Simple tests to see if you’re ready to take a deep dive into ketosis.
  • Why a fast metabolism might be the opposite of what you really need.
  • Why developing the SKILL of reading your appetite is so important (the cheesecake example!).
  • Why not having any food post-workout might carry some nice health benefits.
  • Where the Atkins Diet slipped up (hint: plastic cheese!).
  • The delicious healthy fats you can enjoy doing The Keto Reset Diet.
  • Whether or not exogenous supplemental ketones are effective.
  • What concerns you should have about nutrient deficiencies on a ketogenic diet.
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Dec 05 2017

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Rank #14: TMHS 046: How To Improve Your Self-Esteem, Build Confidence, And Strengthen Your Body Image

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In this episode of The Model Health Show we're covering the important topic of body image and self-esteem. Recently there's been alarming data revealed about body image and the media. We are trained, at an early age, to under-appreciate ourselves, and strive for a programmed belief of what perfection is.

Most people today struggle with body image issues. Yet, it's something that's hardly ever discussed because it's so deeply ingrained in our culture to have them.

Today we're going to shine a light on a major problem that's at the core of eating disorders, depression, and numerous other issues affecting our health and happiness. By the end of the show, you'll know exactly how to create a positive body image, and use it as a catalyst for a healthier, happier life.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How a video revealed that people view themselves as less attractive than they really are.
  • How magazines and popular media are tricking people into false expectations.
  • What important realization we need to have about uniqueness.
  • What "borrowed desires" are and what they do to us.
  • How we reaffirm our opinion of ourselves with our lifestyle choices (this is life-changing!)
  • The critical "check-in" you need to do with yourself when working towards a goal.
  • How our identity can make or break us.
  • Why your need to be aware of your BP (blueprint) vs. your LC (life conditions)
  • Whether or not men tend to struggle with body image issues.
  • The 6 tips to change your body image and strengthen the opinion of yourself.
  • Why envy and jealously depress your progress.
  • A powerful exercise to create a deeper appreciation of your body.
  • How receiving compliments has been distorted in our modern society.
  • Where our beliefs about beauty actually come from and how to change them.
  • What the ultimate gauge for measuring your progress is.
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Apr 09 2014

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Rank #15: TMHS 170: 5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be More Attractive

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In a world of continuous posts and pictures, our consumption and judgement of attraction is at an all-time high. But, what can get lost in all of that is, well, ourselves.

What does it mean to be attractive? How does attraction work? And why does it matter really anyway?

Well, funny enough, attraction is actually tied to our lifeline. We all want to be attractive, and we all want to feel significant. These are basic human needs that help drive along our species. Not solely for the purpose of picking a mate, but being a part of a tribe, and (evolutionarily speaking) having a better chance at survival.

On today’s show we’re talking in-depth about why being attractive matters and, more importantly, simple things that ANYONE can do to become more attractive almost instantly.

Sounds like a pretty big promise? Well, I’ve got the science to back it up. And this isn’t about a superficial, stereotypical, smoke-and-mirrors type of attraction that many of us have bought into today. This is real attraction. This is how to let your inner light shine, and how to be the most attractive version of yourself.

Marilyn Monroe said, “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it's society who’s ugly.” This important episode will be valuable for men and women all over the world who’ve battled with living up to what society has deemed as attractive. Today is an opportunity to break the chains of poor self-image, and to be more attractive, more healthy, and more of an inspiration to those around you. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why we all desire to be attractive to those around us (the science).
  • What beauty really is (and what it is not).
  • Why we tend to have an unhealthy relationship with beauty.
  • 5 scientifically proven ways to be more attractive.
  • How smiling actually impacts other people’s brains.
  • What facial expression was found to be more attractive than smiling.
  • How sleep deeply impacts attractiveness.
  • What an expansive posture is (and why it matters).
  • The science behind why muscles are so attractive.
  • What personality characteristic is proven to increase your facial attractiveness.
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Aug 10 2016

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Rank #16: TMHS 174: Good Sleep Nutrients And The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection

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There are tons of great tips out there making waves for improving your sleep quality. Many of these tips are life-changing. But for some people, sleeping in a cooler, darker, tech-free room, might not be enough.

I have to say, I was absolutely floored when I found out just how much our gut health impacts our sleep quality. I believe this to be the missing key for millions of people struggling with sleep issues who are only seeing slight improvements with the popular sleep-health tips out there.

Realizing this is where many of the most common sleep issues are rooted, I felt it was a MUST to create a masterclass on it so that you know the ins and outs of this amazing gut-brain-sleep connection.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why your gut is often referred to as “the second brain”.
  • Which neurotransmitter found in the gut has a profound influence on your mood.
  • How a specific sleep hormone precursor also enhances your digestion.
  • The shocking amount of melatonin that’s found in your gut.
  • How your gut actually tells your brain what to do (and not the other way around).
  • How bacteria in your gut can influence your sleep quality.
  • Which common things can destroy your gut microbiome.
  • What every long-living culture uses to support their microbiome.
  • Why probiotic supplements won’t work without another key component.
  • How changing your sleep schedule can change your gut bacteria.
  • What decision we need to make when Netflix is calling our name.
  • Which good sleep nutrients you need to eat each day.
  • How your circadian timing system regulates your digestion.
  • Which digestive issues are intimately connected to sleep.
  • The shocking impact that nighttime artificial light has on your digestion.
  • Why the timing of your evening meals can make or break your health.
  • Which sleeping positions are the best and worst for common digestive issues.
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Sep 06 2016

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Rank #17: TMHS 261: Stress Activated Foods, Intermittent Fasting, & The Principles Of Stress - With Ori Hofmekler

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Stress can be ruthless. It’s a silent assassin that can break down your brain, screw up your internal organs, and pack fat onto your body. But…

That’s only one face of stress.

Stress can also be invigorating. It’s capable of making you more physically fit, biologically stronger, and literally keep your brain decades younger. So, how in the world can it be so good, yet so treacherous at the same time?

Today we’re going to dissect the value of stress to maximize the benefits, and minimize the potential downfalls. There really isn’t anything more valuable to create a great body, build emotional fitness, and shape a great life overall, than utilizing the gift of stress.

It may even sound like an oxymoron, “the gift of stress”, but what you learn from legendary health expert and bestselling author Ori Hofmekler today will help you understand exactly what I mean. If you’re going to live a long, fruitful life, you’ve got to make stress your ally. Click play and find out how right now!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • The surprising percentage of health issues today that are tied to stress.
  • Who came up with the concept that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
  • How we are miseducated about health and fitness very early in life.
  • How the invisible nature of stress can fool us.
  • What hormesis is and why it’s crucial to our development.
  • Why exposure to toxins might not be all bad for us.
  • Why the benefits of stress are on a bell-shaped curve.
  • What the stress response system is.
  • Why the idea of “getting more energy” is misleading.
  • What the heat-shock protein response is.
  • The top benefits of intermittent fasting.
  • How being physically fit translates to being biologically fit.
  • How intermittent fasting can influence fat loss.
  • Which foods and beverages support the benefits of intermittent fasting.
  • What stress-mimicking nutrients are.
  • Which stress activated food (SAF) was found to be more effective than the diabetes drug metformin.
  • The basics of mTOR and why it matters to human health.
  • Which stress activated food makes your body toxic to cancer cells.
  • Which flavor indicates the presence of SAF nutrients.
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Dec 31 2017

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Rank #18: THMS 183: The Best Pre-Workout, Intra-Workout, And Post-Workout Nutrition

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Many gains have been forfeited in the name of poor exercise nutrition. Today you’re going to learn how to get the most out of every push-up, every burpee, every zumba booty shake, or whatever exercise method you choose, by leveraging the power of smart pre-workout, intra-workout, and post-workout nutrition.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • The clinically proven ways that pre- and post-workout nutrition benefit your body.
  • What exercise really is (in relationship to changing your physique).
  • What the law of overcompensation is.
  • How your personal needs and goals impact your nutrition surrounding your workout.
  • Whether or not you should carb-load before your workout if weight loss is your goal.
  • How long after a meal you should wait to exercise.
  • How pre-workout caffeine consumption impacts fat loss and performance.
  • Where oxygen is needed most in your body to help remove metabolic waste.
  • What surprising co-starring role your fat cells play.
  • Why BCAAs are so important for your muscles.
  • Why conventional sports drinks are so dangerous.
  • What incredibly healthy thing you should NOT consume after your workout.
  • The benefits that fasting can have during your post-workout window.
  • What the best post-workout nutrition options are.
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Oct 26 2016

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Rank #19: TMHS 053: Getting A Mindset Makeover, Food Cravings, And Food Separatism With Alex Jamieson

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Everyday, people all over the world are adopting a healthier lifestyle. More people are going vegan, paleo, primal, or "real food" than ever before.

What's causing this cultural shift is: 1) people are sick and tired of being sick and tired and 2) beliefs about food bind us together, create communities, and communities inherently grow.

With the internet eliminating the borders of people sharing ideas, beliefs, and insights, these communities are expanding rapidly. Even though the health conversation has exploded worldwide, different views by different communities can bring people together AND tear people apart. We're going to talk in depth about this today.

We're also going to talk with our special guest, Alex Jamieson, about her experience being a part of the Oscar nominated film Supersize Me. She's going to share the intimate effects it had on her life, as well as our culture at large. We're going to cover food cravings, raw vs. cooked food, mistakes people make on diets, plus a whole lot more. Get ready, because this episode is powerful!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How Alex went from being sick and overweight to a renowned gourmet chef and health coach.
  • What Alex's experience in the film Supersize Me taught her about food and illness.
  • How Supersize Me changed the landscape of food around the world.
  • The surprising story of how Alex transitioned out of a vegan lifestyle.
  • Why our genes need to be considered when choosing the foods we eat.
  • How labeling the way we eat can unknowingly separate ourselves from others.
  • Why fear can drive people to keep secrets about the foods they eat.
  • The critical piece that people mistake with Albert Einstein's vegetarian perspective.
  • What common factor can unite us to have a healthier, happier society.
  • Why a vegan diet can be incredibly healing (for the right people at the right time).
  • Why eating more raw foods can be critical to your health and vitality.
  • How cravings can be misconstrued and why we need to honor our cravings.
  • The #1 mistake people make on a vegan diet.
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May 28 2014

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Rank #20: TMHS 371: Breaking Through Metabolic Gridlock & How Fat Loss Actually Works - With Guest Dr. Jade Teta

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It’s no secret that your metabolism is an important part of your ability to burn fat, as well as other crucial bodily functions. In the health and wellness space, there’s a lot of talk about boosting your metabolism in order to change your overall body composition. But when it comes down to it, there’s much more to your metabolism than its rate. 

You don’t need to boost your metabolism in order to have a healthy body—you need a flexible metabolism. If you have a flexible metabolism, you can tap into different sources of fuel and still perform at an optimal level. The good news is, you can train your body to do this, and over time, you can discover the optimal way of eating your specific body. 

Healthy metabolic function is essential to overall health, but it’s also incredibly complex. Today, Dr. Jade Teta is here to simplify this process. He’s sharing simple rules on how the metabolism works, and how you can learn more about your individual metabolic process to create a strong, healthy, and metabolically flexible body. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How your metabolism can adapt and adjust. 
  • What metabolic smoke means, and how it damages your cells. 
  • The impact that overstressing has on your metabolism.
  • How alcohol inhibits fat burning.
  • The two main rules of metabolic function. 
  • Why your metabolism is not good at multitasking. 
  • How your metabolism acts as a thermostat. 
  • Why macronutrient ratios are important for metabolic function. 
  • What intermittent dieting is, and how to practice it. 
  • What percentage of dieters gain back the weight. 
  • How to learn more about your individual metabolism and create your own diet. 
  • The importance of exploring different nutrition protocols. 
  • How women’s metabolism changes throughout the menstrual cycle. 
  • The four steps that have to occur for your body to burn fat as fuel.
  • What lipid oxidation is. 
  • The power of going for a walk after your workout.  

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Sep 10 2019

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TMHS 423: The Meaning Behind Skyrocketing COVID-19 Cases & Hospitalizations - With Dr. Alan Preston

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You don’t have to look far to find data (and opinions!) about the current pandemic. From news outlets to social media feeds, it can feel overwhelming to be constantly submerged into a plethora of information and scary statistics. But from a scientific perspective, it’s important to put context to the data in order to have a comprehensive grasp on what’s really happening. 

There’s no one better suited to help us gain a deeper understanding of reporting statistics and infection rates than Dr. Alan Preston. Dr. Preston is an expert in the field of epidemiology. On today’s show, he’s back to paint a broader picture when it comes to public health and virus transmission. 

You’re going to hear what goes into coronavirus testing and reporting, the importance of understanding measurement periods, and how to understand the burden of disease. Dr. Preston is also diving into the truth about death rates, economic implications, and why taking responsibility for your own health is so critical during this time. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The three ways that COVID-19 cases are reported.
  • What it means to be presumed positive. 
  • The difference between a PCR test and an antigen test. 
  • Why understanding subtypes is important when interpreting data. 
  • How to calculate a mortality rate. 
  • The difference between dying from COVID-19 and dying with COVID-19.
  • How COVID-19 deaths and chronic illnesses are linked. 
  • The importance of taking ownership of your own health.
  • How to actually boost the production of your natural killer cells.
  • What herd immunity is. 
  • The far-reaching implications of the economic shutdown.
  • What you need to know about hospital capacities. 
  • How stress impacts the immune system. 
  • The importance of being considerate and compassionate to others. 

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Jul 29 2020

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TMHS 422: Train Your Brain To Find Opportunities During A Crisis

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For many folks, right now is a trying time. Between lockdowns, changes in school schedules, and skyrocketing unemployment rates, it’s easy to feel like is out of control. But when it comes down to it, there are a lot of aspects of your life that you can directly affect if you are intentional. 

Your personal health, your financial situation, the quality of your relationships, and your mental health are all areas that you have the power to positively impact. If you want to see improvement in those areas, you have to ask yourself empowering questions. From those answers, you can establish habits that will bring you results. 

In this episode of the Model Health Show, you’re going to hear how to positively shift your health, finances, relationships, and mental health. You’ll learn about the importance of creating a healthy mindset under changing conditions, and some questions you can ask yourself to shift your life in a positive direction. I hope this episode empowers you to become the authority in your own life and inspires you to build a healthy mindset that can withstand whatever life throws your way.  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What instinctual elaboration is. 
  • The importance of improving the quality of the questions you ask yourself. 
  • What is the greatest thing you can do to push humanity forward. 
  • How to become empowered by your struggles and challenges.
  • The importance of identifying your greatest strengths. 
  • What the number one risk factor is for dying from infectious diseases. 
  • Why you need to get creative with your workouts. 
  • The number one cause of poor health in the US. 
  • Why your level of success is a culmination of your habits. 
  • Ways that unemployment can adversely affect people’s lives. 
  • An exercise that can help you identify additional streams of income.  
  • How to use this time to engage in the things you were born to do.
  • What it means to shift to a value creation paradigm.
  • The importance of finding creative ways to nurture your relationships. 
  • How to take control of your mental hygiene. 
  • What the greatest bridge to transformation is.  

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Jul 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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TMHS 421: Build & Maintain Your Confidence To Thrive Through Life’s Challenges

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With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama

There are times in our lives when exterior circumstances can feel heavy and overburdening. Between a global pandemic, social unrest, and whatever you might be going through in your personal life, it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed. If you’re experiencing high levels of stress, the most important thing to remember is that you are resilient, you are strong, and you are equipped to overcome.  

Having that awareness really boils down to one key character trait: confidence. If you’re confident in your ability to face the challenges in your path, you’ll thrive through the hardships and come out even stronger. The good news is, your confidence is a muscle that you have the capacity to build. 

In this episode of the Model Health Show, you’re going to hear eight powerful messages to encourage you to cultivate confidence. You’ll learn where your confidence comes from, simple tips and strategies you can use to build your confidence, and how you can train your mind to become more positive and resilient. I hope this episode reminds you of your strength and your capacity for greatness, no matter what life throws at you. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Where confidence actually comes from. 
  • The one thing you can do to build your self-confidence.
  • Why your self-worth is like a thermostat.  
  • How confidence and preparation go hand-in-hand.
  • Why it’s so important to stay in your lane. 
  • The two different ways you can allow fear to impact your choices. 
  • How to get physically stronger can push you to become more confident in other areas.
  • What the poker chip theory of self-esteem is. 
  • How to train your brain to focus on your accomplishments and positive experiences. 
  • Why having a fear of the worst-case scenario keeps you stuck. 
  • How to create brief successes to help you build confidence.
  • What the number one judgment is in our lives.
  • Why fear is an opportunity for self-love.  

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Jul 15 2020

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TMHS 420: The Fatburn Fix & Our Growing Susceptibility To Viral Infections - With Dr. Cate Shanahan

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What do you think of when you hear the term body fat? If you’re like most Americans, you probably think of body fat as a cosmetic issue. But the truth is, our body fat is a critical part in our health, including hormone regulation, immune function, and metabolic processes. 

In our chronically overweight society, many people have an overabundance of body fat—but struggle to actually burn it off. There’s a huge misconception that this is a willpower deficiency, but in reality, a metabolic problem is a serious biochemical imbalance. Luckily, it’s one that can be corrected with a few simple and straightforward shifts. 

In her new book, The Fatburn Fix, Dr. Cate Shanahan shares how an overabundance of vegetable oils in the Standard American Diet leads to the inability to burn body fat. On this episode of the Model Health Show, Dr. Cate is back to share about the biochemistry of highly refined oils, how the human metabolism runs most efficiently, and how simple swaps in your diet can make you a better fat burner. Enjoy!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the best exercise you can do is.  
  • How to make your body crave exercise. 
  • Why body fat is the number one determinant of our health. 
  • How your body’s metabolism works.
  • Why the idea of metabolism speed is a misconception. 
  • How the makeup of human body fat has changed over time. 
  • The problem with highly refined seed oils.  
  • What PUFAs are. 
  • Why the percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acid in your body fat matters. 
  • The three biggest food sources of processed oils. 
  • How inflammation and body fat are interconnected. 
  • The link between vegetable oils and COVID-19 effects. 
  • Why canola oil is more common than olive oil.
  • How your body fat controls your temperament.
  • The two different types of sugar addiction. 
  • How processed oils are made. 

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Jul 08 2020

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TMHS 419: Pandemic & Protests: How To Heal & Build Healthy Relationships - With Guest Anne Stevenson

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This year has been a time for deep reflection, societal shifts, and hard conversations. Between being quarantined at home for months and our society experiencing an awakening of racial disparities, to say it’s a strange time would be an understatement. 

While major events in the world might seem out of our control, we each hold so much power in our ability to create meaning, engage in important conversations, and spark change around us. On today’s show, Anne Stevenson is back to share her perspective on navigating relationships through difficult seasons, the power of empathy, and how we can all learn more—and in turn, do better. 

You’re going to hear about maintaining bonds when under pressure, the importance of self-care, and why having a willingness to learn is at the root of real change. Anne is sharing tips on strengthening relationships, growing through difficulties, and what it takes to be a true ally. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How our relationship dynamic was forced to change in early 2020.
  • What we can learn from our collective experience in quarantine. 
  • Why Anne’s perspective on homeschooling recently evolved. 
  • How to handle stress in relationships during this unique time.
  • The importance of creating yearly goals. 
  • Why now is an opportunity to up-level and strengthen your connections.
  • The role that self-care plays in activism. 
  • Why we all need to examine our own biases. 
  • How education and a willingness to learn can help our society heal. 
  • The pervasive problem with deflecting serious issues. 
  • How compassion empathy can create change. 
  • Why we’re in the midst of a rising of consciousness. 
  • The three types of empathy. 
  • What Black people really need from white allies. 
  • Why studying is at the foundation of a well-rounded belief. 
  • How education can strengthen your ability to call out injustices. 
  • Ways you can encourage diversity within your community. 
  • The importance of taking action on what resonates with you. 

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Jul 01 2020

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TMHS 418: Why America Was Hit So Hard By COVID-19

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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie

Over the last few months, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about how you should be avoiding others, staying indoors, and wearing a mask. While there’s certainly a time for being cautious, I’ve found myself wondering why news outlets aren’t sharing more empowering information. There is a lot you can do to improve your immune function and protect your body from chronic illnesses so that you can better fight off infections. 

Feeling powerless and fearful is no way to navigate your life. Instead, I want you to be equipped with real, proven information that gives you peace and preparation. Together, we can change the conversation and shift from living in an epidemic of fear to thriving in our own knowledge and understanding. 

On today’s show, we’re going to discuss questioning not only what you hear on the news, but also your own self-serving biases. We’re going to focus on working with the scientific evidence that we already have, instead of waiting and wishing for a different outcome. I hope this episode arms you with the education you need to feel empowered in your choices and take authority over your health. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How a self-serving bias works, and how you can challenge it. 
  • Why the US has been hit so hard by COVID-19.
  • The three things you do every day that contribute to your cellular makeup.
  • How many American citizens have diabetes or prediabetes.
  • The link between immune function and viral infection deaths. 
  • How conventional medicine and specialization can often miss the big picture. 
  • The most effective thing we can do to improve the COVID-19 survival rate.
  • How simply going on a short walk can boost your immune system.
  • The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 infection rates.
  • How quality sleep can improve your natural killer cell production.
  • Why we need to better utilize the data we have on immune function.
  • How chronic illnesses make us more susceptible to infectious diseases.
  • The top three causes of death in the US.
  • How many American people die from heart disease each year.
  • What you need to know about exposure to carcinogens.
  • The drawbacks of wearing a mask long-term.

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Jun 24 2020

1hr 34mins

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TMHS 417: 8 Powerful Ways To Manage Stress During Complicated Times

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Stress is a normal part of being human, and in our modern world, stress is something that we will always experience on some level. But lately it seems like stress triggers are in overdrive, and many of us are looking for ways to clear our minds and manage stress so that we can be our best selves. 

In this compilation episode, you’ll learn advice and strategies from eight experts on how you can better manage stress. While it’s impossible to totally eliminate the stressors in your life, you have the capacity to build your resiliency. This episode will teach you how to modulate your stress so that you can maintain your happiness and health—no matter what is going on in the world around you.

You’re going to hear about the different types of stress, and how your relationship with technology influences your stress levels. You’ll learn about the power of food, music, and exercise to manage stress, proven ways to improve your resiliency, and much more. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of doctor’s visits are due to stress-related illnesses.
  • Why your brain needs downtime.
  • What Micro Stress Doses are, and how to understand your personal threshold.
  • The two types of stress that we experience.
  • What xenohormetic molecules are. 
  • The power of eating colorful foods. 
  • What primary cilia are. 
  • How sound can actually change cellular structure in your brain.
  • Why play is a self-tuning mechanism for your brain. 
  • The importance of taking inventory of your time. 
  • What the Japanese term shinrn-yoku means. 
  • Why cortisol is not inherently negative. 
  • What cross-adaptation is. 
  • Activities you can engage in to help you manage psychological stress. 
  • How exercise can help build up your resilience to stress. 

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Jun 17 2020

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TMHS 416: The Most Overlooked Racial Health Disparity In Our World Today

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“Race and racism are a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets. I pray that we all have the strength for that journey, just as I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us.” – Michelle Obama 

Long-standing, deep-seated racial inequities are being uncovered in every aspect of American life. Not only do many western illnesses (and even the pandemic) disproportionately affect Black people, but now we’re seeing a widespread public outcry about racism in our criminal justice system. If you’re at all familiar with The Model Health Show, you know my tendency to dig into the numbers, look at the data, and find the root cause of any issue.

That’s what we’re going to dive into on today’s show. You’re going to gain a deeper understanding of systemic racism, racial profiling, and the disproportionate rates in which violence, poverty, homicide, and police brutality affect the Black community. I hope you will come into this episode with an open mind, and I also ask for your compassion as I share deeply personal and hurtful experiences. 

I invite you to view these current events through my perspective and the culmination of my experiences as a Black man in America. I also want to encourage you to be part of the change—offering specific action steps you can take in your heart, your home, and your community. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Where I come from, and how my early exposure to violence influenced me.
  • What the second most influential factor in the lower lifespan of black men is.
  • Why we need to start viewing violence as an epidemic of public health. 
  • How our life experiences shape our viewpoints and outcomes.
  • The experience that led me to always seek out truth. 
  • How being involved in a desegregation program affected me. 
  • An example of how societal norms can change in just one generation.
  • My experiences being racially profiled by the police and other authority figures.
  • The core issue that our society needs to address. 
  • Why I believe racial injustice is still an undercurrent in our society. 
  • The importance of recognizing your own cognitive biases.
  • History of Black Wall Street. 
  • How education and exposure can facilitate deep change. 
  • The link between poverty and violence, and what you can do to help. 
  • What qualified immunity is, and why we need to speak up about it.
  • The qualities and training that I believe should be mandatory for police officers. 
  • How to leverage your vote to create systemic change. 
  • What you need to know about prosecutor-police relationships.
  • How to use your voice as a force for compassion, equality, and love. 

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Jun 09 2020

1hr 45mins

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TMHS 415: Why The World Is Facing Great Challenges Right Now And Why The Answer Is YOU - With Guest Dr. Michael Beckwith

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama 

Our society is experiencing deep disconnection, turmoil, and uncertainty. As we face two devastating crises, we also have an incredible opportunity. We get to decide if we will remain in fear, struggle, and disconnection—or instead create a brighter future focused on solutions, equality, and connection. 

I couldn’t think of anyone better suited to address this topic than Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Michael is a thought leader, spiritual teacher, and the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. His message has proved to be of abundant inspiration and empowerment to me personally, and I hope you will receive the same gift from this interview. 

This episode is about finding empowerment in times of despair and turmoil, opening your mind and heart to new paradigms, and how to step into a more elevated way of being. Michael is sharing his powerful insights on spiritual growth, societal change, and being an active participant in changing not only yourself but the world around you. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How spiritual principles are like gravity.
  • What the virus of the mind is.
  • The two different paradigms we’re caught between.
  • What fear does to your immune system.
  • Where solutions come from. 
  • How to transmute fear into excitement and enthusiasm.
  • What unfoldment is. 
  • How fear holds us back from creativity and innovation.
  • The difference between being a consumer and a creator. 
  • Why the US healthcare system is flawed.
  • How to increase your baseline of joy. 
  • The questions you should ask yourself when you feel stuck. 
  • What compassion really means. 

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Jun 03 2020

1hr 18mins

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TMHS 414: Accurate Reporting & Epidemiology - With Guest Dr. Alan Preston

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Much of what you hear in the media about COVID-19 comes from a place of fear and uncertainty. Even the word pandemic itself incites a certain level of fear. But fear doesn’t paint a clear picture or give us solutions—only science can do that. 

That’s why I wanted to bring on an expert in the field of epidemiology to help us take a more rational, evidence-based approach to protect our health during this time. Dr. Alan Preston is a former professor of epidemiology & biostatistics. Today he’s helping us make sense of the data so we can make more informed, sensible decisions when it comes to protecting our health. 

You’re going to learn about the basics of epidemiology, interpreting data, and the function of the immune system. Dr. Preston is sharing why the information you see in the media doesn’t paint the full picture and the importance of accurate data. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What an epidemiologist actually does.
  • The difference between incidence and prevalence rates.
  • An important distinction between asymptomatic and presymptomatic.
  • The truth about accurate reporting in the media. 
  • How to take personal responsibility for your health. 
  • The two big mistakes that made New York a hotspot for COVID-19.
  • Why generalizing data is a problem.
  • How death counts are reported. 
  • The societal impacts of long-term quarantine.
  • How stress and toxin production are interconnected. 
  • Why vaccinations aren’t the answer that many are looking for.
  • How your immune system evolves and adapts.

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Jun 01 2020

1hr 7mins

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TMHS 413: Powerful Motivation To Use During Times Of Uncertainty

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“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

It can be easy to become weighed down by external circumstances, especially right now. All of us are adjusting to a new normal and trying to navigate circumstances that we’ve never encountered before. In a time when there are more uncertainties and stressors than ever, it’s important to remember the innate power that you hold to navigate your life’s direction. 

Today you’re going to hear ten uplifting, motivating messages to remind you of your capacity to create a life that you love. You’ll hear about how you can create a healthier stress response in your body and how to take control of your mind. This episode contains tips for goal setting, creating happiness, and setting your own boundaries of what is possible for you. 

If you’ve recently felt like you’ve lost motivation or perspective, know that you’re not alone in that. What truly matters is your ability to recognize that, pivot, and understand the gravity of your potential to create change. I hope this episode inspires you to take back your power and build a mind, body, and life that you’ve intentionally chosen. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why stress is not inherently negative. 
  • What the stress mindset effect is.
  • How the way you think about stress affects your immune system.
  • What intention deficit disorder is.
  • The power of establishing an intention.
  • Why obstacles are necessary for achieving your goals.
  • What you can learn from the difficult times in your life.
  • The benefits of cultivating a meditation practice. 
  • How to start playing by your own rules and create fulfillment. 
  • The three things your soul wants. 
  • Why you should identify where you think best. 
  • How making excuses eliminates possibilities and hope.
  • Why finding happiness is a myth. 
  • How you can change your future. 

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May 27 2020

55mins

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TMHS 412: The Wild History Of Cereal And Public Health

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During these unusual and challenging times, it’s more important than ever to take care of our minds and bodies. Unfortunately, the data is showing a different reality; more and more Americans are turning to the comfort of processed and packaged foods. Specifically, cereal brands have seen increased sales across the board in recent months. 

As a longtime cereal lover, I have a deep understanding of the nostalgia, joy, and comfort that can accompany a bowl of cereal. But I also want us to have a better grasp on the health implications, marketing ploys, and the complex history of the advent of breakfast cereals. Today, you’re going to learn about cereal’s strange origins, including a decade-by-decade summary of how cereal became so engrained in our society.    

We’re covering the bizarre facts that led to modern-day cereal, the truth about fortified breakfast foods, and the marketing ploys that continue to drive cereal sales today. Cereal is a pervasive piece of breakfast culture in America, and today you’re going to learn how it became popularized. More importantly, you’ll gain an understanding of how cereal impacts your health, how to incorporate healthier choices, and a more ideal way to start your day. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How the quarantine has increased sales of processed foods.
  • The truth about fortified food products.
  • How breakfast foods have evolved over time.
  • The odd history behind the advent of breakfast cereal.
  • How hormones are influenced by sugar intake.
  • The link between breakfast cereals and outlandish marketing claims.
  • How television changed advertising for cereal brands. 
  • What a gascromatagraph is.
  • The problem with artificial flavors and colorings.
  • How many commercials about food children are exposed to by age five. 
  • What percentage of food companies’ marketing budgets are aimed towards children.
  • How cereal mascots create brand loyalty with consumers.
  • The shocking differences between eating a high carb and a high protein breakfast.

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May 19 2020

1hr 1min

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TMHS 411: The Human Virus & Why Quarantine Has Us More Unhealthy Than Ever

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As a society, we are navigating a strange and uncharted time in human history. While local governments are enforcing shelter in place orders and placing restrictions on outdoor activities, many folks are finding their health declining as a result. Isolation can result in a change in lifestyle and nutritional habits for many people, not to mention the mental and domestic issues that can arise.

Today I want to continue the conversation around how collectively, we can proactively move the needle in a positive direction. You’re going to hear some fascinating data regarding the impact of this social and economic shutdown. We’re diving into new studies regarding the effects quarantine has on human diet, exercise, and overall well-being. 

Being your best self is not only a culmination of your diet and exercise habits, but it’s also the way you think, act, and treat those around you. This episode contains tips regarding changing your mindset and biases, and the importance of staying active, positive, and kind amidst a crisis. As always, we’re diving into the studies, and I hope something in this episode resonates with you. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The unintended benefit that the lockdown has had on air quality.
  • What percentage of the human body is comprised of viruses.
  • How viruses allowed humans to evolve and procreate. 
  • Why it takes time for the truth to become widely accepted.
  • How your brain works like a puzzle.
  • What selective perception is.
  • How confirmation bias works.
  • Two ways to train your brain to become more open-minded. 
  • What the one true protective agent against illness is. 
  • The link between sleep deprivation and infection rates.
  • What type of exercise can result in a short-term immune system boost.
  • The role vitamin D plays in immune function. 
  • How getting fresh air can protect us from infections. 
  • The negative unintended consequences of self-quarantine on society. 

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May 12 2020

1hr 22mins

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TMHS 410: 7 Little Known Things That Are Affected By Your Sleep

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Now more than ever, it’s critical that we arm our bodies with the essentials that it needs to stay healthy. If you want to protect your health, quality restorative sleep is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal. 

Sleep impacts all the major pillars of your health, including your immune function, body composition, your mind, and your performance. You sleep is a huge player in regulating your hormones, inflammation levels, and so much more. 

Today you’re going to learn seven little-known ways your sleep quality impacts your daily life. You’ll hear about how physical attributes like skin quality and body fat are tied to your sleep habits. We’re also covering the ways in which motor skills, mood, and personality can shift based on your sleep habits.

This episode is jam-packed with the science you need to become motivated to implement a more consistent sleep routine. I hope this episode will inspire you to prioritize sleep so that you can optimize your health. So listen in, take good notes, and get ready to craft better sleep habits! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The surprising neuro association of wearing pajamas. 
  • How sleep deprivation influences attractiveness and skin health. 
  • What adequate sleep has to do with sun exposure recovery.
  • The important role cholesterol plays in the body.
  • Simple solutions to combat snoring.
  • The link between inflammation and lack of sleep. 
  • How fat cells respond to insulin.
  • The science behind how getting more sleep can aid in fat loss.
  • How your motor skills are influenced by your sleep wellness.
  • The seasonal variations in your immune system.
  • How quality sleep can help you recover more quickly from illnesses.
  • The truth about the efficacy of hand sanitizer.
  • What cytokines are and how they relate to sleep.
  • How your mood and personality are influenced by your sleep quality. 
  • What telomeres are and how they influence lifespan.

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May 05 2020

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TMHS 409: Building Financial Strength & Being Productive In Times Of Crisis With Guest Amy Porterfield

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We’re in the thick of a complicated and uncharted time of human history. Aside from the devastating effects of the virus, many folks are finding themselves financially distressed from the shift in our economy. I want you to know that within every crisis lies an opportunity, and if you’re looking for an opportunity, now is your time.

While the word recession might conjure up negative connotations, history shows us that these economic shifts have always created a path for new ways of doing things. Many businesses are pivoting toward offering online services, and with a little creativity, you can do the same. I believe that no matter who you are or where you come from, you have unique skills and gifts you can offer to the world. Today, you’re going to learn how to make an income from those gifts.

In this episode, you’re going to learn from one of the best online business coaches in the game, Amy Porterfield. Whether you’re temporarily working from home, have lost your job, or are an existing entrepreneur, Amy is bringing incredible value that you utilize to come out of this pandemic better than before. You’re going to learn how to harness your existing skillset to create revenue streams, how to set clear boundaries when you’re working from home, and how to identify your unique expertise. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How a change in the economy can bring forward new opportunities.
  • The importance of channeling your resourcefulness.
  • Why now is the time to get scrappy and allow yourself to make mistakes.
  • Two different ways you can show up and help people.
  • How to use your existing skills and knowledge to serve others.
  • Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about charging for your services or products.
  • How to figure out what your expertise is. 
  • Three myths that are holding you back from generating an income online.
  • How to ethically launch a business during a crisis.
  • Tips for maintaining a productive and focused workflow at home.
  • The two productivity tools Amy uses in her business daily. 
  • Why creating an email list is so important for entrepreneurs.
  • How expecting perfection holds you back.
  • Amy’s morning routine and rituals for maintaining her health from home.

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Apr 28 2020

1hr 9mins

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TMHS 408: Master Your Focus In Turbulent Times & Unlock Your Limitless Brain - With Guest Jim Kwik

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Now, more than ever, we’re immersed in an influx of information, notifications, and a plethora of stimuli fighting for our attention. Between our devices, ads, and social media, our brains are easily held captive to endless distractions. While none of these distractions are inherently evil, it’s our responsibility to monitor and intentionally direct our attention.

If you want to learn how to harness the power of your mind, there’s no better person on the planet to learn from than Jim Kwik. Jim is the world’s foremost expert in accelerated learning and memory, a speed-reading expert, and the most frequent guest on The Model Health Show! Jim is back on the show to share more of his game-changing tips to upgrade your brain, accelerate your learning skills, and unlock an exceptional life. 

You’re going to hear about how to expand your mindset, motivation, and methods so that you can truly be limitless in whatever you wish to achieve. As always, Jim is serving up concrete and effective tools you can use to maximize your potential and harness your superpowers. You’re going to learn how the things that keep you stuck in a rut are the very things that can empower and liberate you. I truly hope you enjoy (and apply) the powerful insights from this episode.  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The question that inspired the Limitless framework.
  • How our self-imposed labels become limits. 
  • The three components of the Limitless model.
  • How to change the way you think about motivation.
  • The four digital supervillains that hold us back from learning and focusing.
  • How your memory is similar to a physical muscle.
  • What task switching is, and how it decreases your time management.
  • The one skill you need to master in the 21st century. 
  • How many thoughts we have per day.
  • Why your brain acts primarily as a deletion device. 
  • How the human brain is like the Instagram algorithm. 
  • The three questions you need to ask to turn knowledge into power. 
  • How to improve your concentration muscle.
  • Which of your senses is most heavily tied to memory and recall. 
  • Why handwritten notes are better for retention.
  • The difference between note-taking and note-making. 
  • Why information tied with emotion is unforgettable.
  • Practical tips to learn how to read faster. 

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Apr 21 2020

1hr 50mins

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TMHS 407: How To Reduce Anxiety And Maintain Your Health During A Lockdown

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During this unprecedented time, we’re all at home—but on some level we’re all in this together. If you find yourself itching to get back to normalcy, it’s important to remember that this time is an opportunity for significant growth and introspection. None of us will come out of this unchanged, but it’s up to you to determine how you will cope.

Will you allow your mind to become consumed by fear and anxiety, or will you choose to manage your stress and practice peace? My mission is for you to come out of this experience better and stronger than you came into it. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about maintaining your health at home, understanding your risk level, and optimizing your mind and body to thrive under any circumstance. 

You’re going to learn about understanding the root cause of the pervasive fear in our society, and how to find inner peace when the world seems overwhelming. This episode contains tips for building mental health and clarity, plus how to shift your workout regimen while you’re stuck at home. I hope this episode inspires you to remain internally calm, healthy and connected no matter what is happening in the world. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What it means to give yourself a mental treat.
  • The definition of the Japanese term shinrin-yoku and how it can reduce anxiety.
  • How exercise can change expression of genes in the brain.
  • Why you don’t need a gym to work out, and how to become more physically literate.
  • How walking can improve your immune function.
  • Why keeping a consistent sleep schedule is so important.
  • How to address loneliness during social isolation. 
  • Ways to strengthen connection with your loved ones from a distance.
  • The fascinating benefits of having a pet.
  • How human touch triggers anti-anxiety and anti-depression compounds.
  • The third leading cause of death in the US. 
  • How human interaction helps build immunity.
  • Why wearing a face mask isn’t as effective as you might think.
  • The one thing you can control in life.

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Apr 15 2020

1hr 29mins

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THMS 406: Taking Action In Challenging Times & The Success Principles - With Guest Jack Canfield

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What are the action steps you need to take to get from where you are to where you want to be? Most people have dreams and ambitions, but no idea how to reach them. Today you’re going to learn about how to create a roadmap to reach your biggest goals.

For over 40 years, Jack Canfield has been teaching folks from all walks of life how to reach their potential and create a life they love. Jack is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing empire, and one of my personal mentors in life. Today, he’s here to share the life-changing insights from his newest book, The Success Principles Workbook.

You’re going to hear some of Jack’s best and most effective principles to success. I know from personal experience that if you apply these tips and strategies, you’ll see profound changes in your results. So listen in and take detailed notes—this episode is a game-changer! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How much time you should commit to learning a new skill.
  • Why the victim mentality stops you from reaching your potential.
  • The main reason why people complain.
  • One question you should ask when you find yourself complaining.
  • How excuses steal your future.
  • The power of being solution-oriented.
  • Three things you need to know if you want to be successful.
  • How carrying around resentment holds you back.
  • The power of deciding what you want in life.
  • Why most people have subconscious limiting beliefs.
  • What a joy review is and how it can help you determine what you want.
  • How asking questions can help you succeed.
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with successful individuals.
  • What the poker chip theory of self-esteem is.
  • How visualizing and verbalizing your goals brings them to fruition. 

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Apr 07 2020

1hr 19mins

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TMHS 405: Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos

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The coronavirus pandemic is undoubtedly a devastating outbreak that has disrupted our society in a widespread manner. Hospitals are overburdened, economies are crashing, and our modern society has been forever impacted. According to the CDC, the United States is amid the acceleration phase of the pandemic. But our country has been in a health epidemic for much longer than the lifespan of this virus.

Today we’re going to explore what viruses are, how they work, and how we can best protect our bodies from becoming infected. On a bigger picture, you’re going to learn about optimizing and fortifying your immune system year-round, and how to proactively create a community-centered on health and wellness. 

I hope to start a conversation that is centered on facts, rationale, and the empowerment that exists when you take care of your body and your community. As always, I wish health and safety for you and your loved ones. I hope this episode inspires you to support and improve your health not only today but for your entire life. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of the human genome is comprised of endogenous viruses.
  • The link between viruses and their hosts. 
  • How bacteria and viruses differ in size. 
  • Why viruses are medically treated differently than bacteria. 
  • What COVID-19 actually is. 
  • How viruses mutate and adapt. 
  • The problem with naming viruses after places or animals. 
  • How the human immune system works to fight invaders.
  • What humoral immunity is. 
  • Why social distancing protects our medical system.
  • The link between chronic illnesses and coronavirus fatalities. 
  • How fear and worry negatively impact our behavior and body chemistry.
  • What the nocebo effect is, and how it works.  
  • 4 practical things you can do to fortify your immune system.
  • Why walking is beneficial for immune function.
  • What cytokines are, and their relation to sleep.

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Mar 31 2020

1hr 17mins

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TMHS 404: Sound Medicine: How Sound Influences Healing, Stress, & Genetic Expression - With Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

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Have you ever considered how sound could improve your life? We’ve all experienced the calming effects of crashing waves or the way the sound of rain can induce a state of relaxation. And chances are, you’ve probably used music at some point to help you process or manage your emotions. 

In her new book, Sound Medicine, Dr. Kulreet Chaudry explains the biochemical and physiological effects of sound. Sound has the capability to make a tremendous impact on our cells, boost our mood, and even heal diseases.

Today you’re going to learn exactly what sound is and how we perceive it as humans. You’ll hear the multifaceted ways sound can improve your health, from both conventional medicine and ancient wisdom perspective. This conversation is a comprehensive look at sound medicine and the healing power that mantras have on our brains. No matter where you are on your health journey, this episode has something you can utilize to optimize your body and mind. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The power of meditation.
  • What sound actually is, and how we experience it. 
  • The mechanics behind how humans are able to hear. 
  • How sounds and feelings are interconnected.
  • The incredible magnitude of influence our words have.
  • How sound can change our biochemistry.
  • The mind-blowing way sound can change the cellular structure in the brain. 
  • What primary cilia are. 
  • How frequencies are used in conventional medicine. 
  • Why music is intentionally curated in stores and restaurants. 
  • How sounds can change our physiology. 
  • The healing power of reverberations in nature. 
  • What resonance is. 
  • Which ailments have been improved with sound therapy. 
  • What transcendental sound is.
  • Tips to start your own mantra practice. 

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Mar 24 2020

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Shawn and his show are awesome

By Trina 57 - Jun 01 2020
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I have binged listened to to your show the last couple of weeks. It has motivated me to bump up my exercise to boost my immune system. I’ve told all my friends about the show and posted about it on social media. Not only am I healthier but I’ve lost the weight I gained during the NC Covid shut down. I especially liked The latest episode with Dr. Alan Preston. He said what I’ve been suggesting to my friends for months about getting out and living life instead of staying home in fear.

Best in the business

By Jorge_C4 - May 31 2020
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Shawn Stevenson breaks everything down to its core in a fun and simple way everyone can understand, no matter the background knowledge one may already have. As a health and science enthusiast myself, I learn more applicable health and science information by listening to Shawn than in my college level science classes. Shawn Stevenson and “The Model Health Show” are the best out there and it’s a must listen to every week.