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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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Gripping the table while listening to this, amazing stuff!!

Informative and entertaining

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Love the podcast... learn something from every episode. Keep up the good work Shawn “.

iTunes Ratings

3737 Ratings
Average Ratings
3412
146
86
52
41

Wow

By charlieg8713 - Nov 20 2019
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Gripping the table while listening to this, amazing stuff!!

Informative and entertaining

By It's so much fun!! - Nov 11 2019
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Love the podcast... learn something from every episode. Keep up the good work Shawn “.

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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.

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

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Oct 15 2014

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TMHS 379: Food Vs. Medicine And Are Humans Really Carnivores - With Guest Dr. Paul Saladino

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When it comes to understanding human nutrition, there are a lot of conflicting opinions, science, and dogmas out there. Whether you eat a ketogenic diet, are passionate about veganism, or don’t subscribe to any type of diet at all—I support you in that. Diet can be a very individual thing that can incorporate your culture, traditions, health conditions and sensitivities, and so much more. 

That being said, there is a lot to be gained from being open-minded and listening to others who have differing perspectives. Today’s guest, Dr. Paul Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. In his practice, he has helped hundreds of patients improve their chronic inflammation, mental health issues, and autoimmune diseases. 

On today’s show, he’s here to discuss some of the major talking points about the carnivore diet. We’ll discuss humans as hunter-gatherers, dive into anthropological discussions about evolution and diet, and talk about nutrients and disease prevention, and more. If you’ve had any questions or objections about the carnivore diet, I hope this episode will act as a helpful resource. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why it’s important to listen to differing perspectives.
  • The differences between a meat-based diet and an animal-based diet.
  • Which key nutrients are found in organ meat.
  • The truth about nutritional deficiencies on a carnivore diet.
  • Which metric is best for measuring vitamin C deficiency.
  • How plant-based foods can trigger inflammation.
  • Why we need to consider genetic variability when it comes to diet.
  • The difference between molecular hormetic and environmental hormetic.
  • What studies show about removing fruits and vegetables from the human diet.
  • Why toxins exist in plants.
  • The importance of thinking about diet through an evolutionary lens.
  • How meat has been vilified as a source of cancer and obesity. 
  • Why LDL cholesterol alone is not a good predictor of heart disease. 
  • How inflammation and insulin resistance relate to cardiovascular health.

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Oct 29 2019

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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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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.
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The Fat Loss Code Program!

Bonus Hybrid Training Template

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Apr 15 2014

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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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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

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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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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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TMHS 380: The Surprising Connection Between Your Purpose, Health, & Success

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Most people are aware of the basic physical contributors to health, like a well-rounded diet, a good night’s rest, and regular exercise. But we also have psychological needs that play a significant role in our overall wellness—and having a sense of purpose is at the top of the list. Emerging science shows that having a life purpose is associated with better health and a longer lifespan. 

But there’s a huge misconception about what it means to have a life purpose. Having meaning in your life isn’t necessarily the result of divine intervention or some sort of lifelong cosmic mission. No one assigns you a purpose—you choose it. You get to take the initiative and decide where you plan to place your intention. Another misconception about purpose is that it only gets one overall defining purpose. The truth is, your purpose can and will change over your lifetime. At certain stages of life, your purpose can be as simple as being kind to every person you meet or committing to being more present in your relationships.

Today we’re going to dig into the science behind how having a purpose improves your health. I’ll also share my personal experience with finding and changing my own life mission, and you’ll hear a compilation of some of the best advice we’ve had on the Model Health Show surrounding uncovering your purpose and creating meaning in your life. This particular topic has been on my heart recently. I sincerely hope something in this episode will resonate with you so that you can tap into your unique life purpose and create change in your life. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The surprising link between lack of purpose and cardiovascular disease.
  • How your health and your purpose are interconnected. 
  • The main barriers that block you from finding your purpose. 
  • How my personal mission has evolved over time. 
  • What it means to have intention deficit disorder.
  • How setting boundaries can help you discover your purpose. 
  • The power of a random act of kindness.
  • Why taking the focus off yourself can help you become more connected.
  • How to identify your unique gifts.
  • Why comparison can stop you from identifying your purpose.
  • The link between having passion and mental health. 
  • How social media can block you from understanding your value. 
  • The power of forgiveness to open possibilities.
  • Why it’s so important to have a mission and a focus. 
  • What to do if you are unsure of your mission.
  • Why not sharing your gifts can limit and agonize you.

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Nov 03 2019

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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

1hr 34mins

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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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TMHS 094: Sugar Addiction, Estrogen Dominance, And The Hormone Reset Diet - With Dr. Sara Gottfried

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A statement that Dr. Sara Gottfried made at the end of this episode sent powerful chills right down my spine. She spoke to the powerful truth about a women's work on this planet, and how important it is to get your body in balance. When you hear this statement, you will know it.

Leading up to that, we have one of the most valuable shows yet, with tips and insights about estrogen dominance (in men and women), sugar addiction, and how your gut microbiome is determining whether you are fit or fat. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard and MIT trained physician who really knows her stuff. She diligently scoured through nearly one thousand research papers to create The Hormone Reset Diet so that people can take what works and discard the rest.

She concentrates everything down into a way that makes sense. It's easy, doable, and (most importantly) it's backed by hardcore science. She's not tossing out ideas that may or may not work. She's here to share with you strategies that are proven to be effective. All you need to do is listen in, apply some of the things you learn, and see the results for yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why so many people who focus on calories struggle to lose weight.
  • What the 7 hormones of metabolism are.
  • Why reseting estrogen is an important first step for both women AND men.
  • How estrogen dominance can lead to unwanted deposits of fat on your body.
  • Why conventionally raised beef is incredibly problematic for your health.
  • How dietary fiber helps eliminate estrogen from your system (this is critical!).
  • What your estrobolome is and how it shapes your health.
  • Why compartmentalizing your health is a huge problem.
  • Simple tips you can use to move your body more throughout the day.
  • What some of the underlying causes of sugar addiction are.
  • Why sugar substitutes may be even worse for you than sugar itself.
  • How the bacteria in your gut can determine whether you are overweight or not.
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Mar 18 2015

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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.
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Apr 26 2017

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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

1hr 18mins

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TMHS 378: 7 Mind-Blowing Ways That Meditation Improves Your Health

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“Happier thoughts lead to essentially a happier biochemistry. A happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain because it's our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing, re-creating our body.” – Dr. John Hagelin

The mind-body connection is powerful. Our thoughts and beliefs can play a profound role in our biological functioning, and one way to tap into this complex relationship is to establish a meditation practice. We often hear about using meditation as a way to unplug from our modern world, but the truth is that meditation is a practice that’s been in existence for thousands of years. But what hasn’t always been around is the science to back up the powerful effects that meditation can have on the human body.

This Masterclass episode is going to take you through seven mind-blowing ways that meditation can transform your health. You’ll learn about stress reduction, the impacts on cognitive function and the immune system, and how a mindfulness practice can actually alter your physical appearance. This episode is jam-packed with the science and studies that prove the power of meditation practice. You’re also going to learn some different ways to begin meditating, no matter your lifestyle or budget. So listen in, take notes, and apply what resonates with you!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The impact that meditation can have on the immune system. 
  • What psychoneuroimmunology is. 
  • How meditation can reduce the severity of colds and flu. 
  • The link between meditation and sleep quality. 
  • How your brain waves work during sleep, and how meditation can impact them. 
  • Why meditating in the morning can help you sleep better at night.
  • The science behind how implementing a meditation practice can increase your lifespan.
  • What telomeres are, and how mindfulness can protect them. 
  • How meditating can increase cognitive function and overall brain health.  
  • The link between meditation and physical appearance. 
  • How mindfulness can help you consciously filter your thoughts. 
  • The impact of meditation on the cardiovascular system. 
  • What breathwork is. 
  • Different options for beginning a meditation practice. 

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Oct 22 2019

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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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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

1hr 25mins

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TMHS 270: Battling Conflicting Diet Information, Nutritionism, & What The Heck You Should Eat - With Dr. Mark Hyman

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Bonus alert! I just couldn’t wait to share this episode with you. This week we’ve got a special bonus with the one and only Dr. Mark Hyman!

Mark is a 10, count’em, 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He’s a leading educator and advocate of functional medicine. Plus, (and most importantly) he’s someone with a courageous heart that has put him on the front lines for making change in what ends up on our dinner plates.

Mark had a big impact on me personally early in my career. He was one of the first people to provide me with evidence-based data on how type II diabetes could successfully be reversed. At that time, around a decade ago, it just wasn’t something you heard well-respected physicians talk about very often. He had a great communication style, and helped to empower people by making complex concepts understandable for everyone.

Today we’re tackling the topic of food controversy. There are obviously so many diets… so many theories… and so many belief systems about what diet works best for us as humans. What I want people to realize is that it’s never about what works best for all of us. It’s about what works best for YOU, right now, where you are in your life. And I want you to give yourself permission to change at any point you feel that your choices are no longer working for you.

It’s crazy that we can care so much that we actually become dogmatic about our diet beliefs. And from that we create separatism, and divisive judgements about other people who don’t believe what we believe. This has to stop. It’s important to embrace what works for us. But it’s also important to keep an open mind, and be willing to look at the facts when they present themselves.

That said, today Dr. Hyman is sharing some of the most well-researched data compiled in his new book FOOD: What the Heck Should I Eat? to help us decipher the best practices for our health and wellness. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • Why food is far more complex than we realize.
  • How food manufacturers are growing human taste buds in laboratories (this is not good!).
  • Why processed food companies’ main objective is to create “heavy users”.
  • Why all calories are not created equal.
  • The #1 hormone that causes you to store fat.
  • How to burn the same amount of calories from running an hour a day without even leaving your couch.
  • Why you don’t want to let dogma determine your health decisions.
  • Why dietary restrictions on fat and cholesterol have been disappearing.
  • A shocking study that found how lowering LDL cholesterol actually increases risks of heart attacks.
  • The problem with research that looks at the pros and cons of specific nutrients but not the whole food itself.
  • The top vegetables that Americans eat (this is concerning!).
  • What critical details you need to be aware of when buying and eating your vegetables.
  • Why most humans would not be safe to eat (this is funny, but true!).
  • How fructose impacts your body differently than other types of sugar.
  • The impact that factory farmed animal foods has on our environment and our health.
  • Whether or not eating meat increases your risk of cancer.
  • What a “Pegan Diet” is.
  • The 5 principles that most diets can agree upon.
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Feb 18 2018

1hr 10mins

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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!).
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Mar 28 2017

1hr 20mins

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TMHS 298: The Sleep & Fat Loss Masterclass

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If you were to type in your search engine, “how to lose fat,” I bet you’d find a lot of articles emphasizing the importance of diet and exercise. Undoubtedly, those two components play a major role in changing your body composition. But there’s a huge piece of the puzzle that is missing from common knowledge—sleep.

If you really dig into the science, you’ll find that your sleep quality plays a more important role in fat loss than diet and exercise! However, this information has not (yet!) made its way into our culture. Sleep isn’t part of the conversation, because it is seemingly less actionable than meal prepping or putting in work in the gym.

In this episode, my mission is to help you understand the importance of sleep for your body, hormones, and overall fitness. I’ll share facts and strategies about regulating hormone levels, and how sleep influences the body’s basic mechanisms (including the brain and gut!) You’ll learn four actionable steps you can take to enhance your sleep quality, and in turn improve your body.

In this episode you’ll discover:
  • How sleep quality is affected by your hormone function.
  • Why our culture devalues the importance of sleep.
  • How to take responsibility for your sleep routine.
  • Why utilizing a sleep aid is a temporary solution for insomnia.
  • The difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat.
  • How sleep deprivation can influence your metabolic systems.
  • Which type of fat is the most dangerous, and how it relates to sleep deprivation.
  • The importance of melatonin and the two factors that help regulate your levels.
  • Why environmental darkness is crucial for deep sleep.
  • The role of Human Growth Hormone in the body (and how it relates to sleep!)
  • What factor is the biggest epigenetic triggerfor your aging process.
  • The shocking effects of sleep debt on the thyroid gland.
  • How a lack of sleep can diminish your willpower.
  • The three main (destructive) ways the body reacts when we are under stress.
  • In what part of the body the majority of melatonin is produced.
  • The importance of cortisol managementfor overall health.
  • The incredible link between gut health and sleep quality.
  • How probiotics and prebiotics work together in the gut.
  • An essential list of sleep-supporting nutrientsto incorporate in your diet.
  • The danger of antibiotic overuse on the body’s ecosystem.
  • The link between screen time and melatonin production.
  • What science says about natural sunlight (and what time of day to maximize exposure!)
  • Four actionable stepsyou can implement in order to regulate your sleep cycles.
  • The ideal sleeping temperature for humans.
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Jul 18 2018

1hr 21mins

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TMHS 386: Is Detoxification A Miracle Or Myth? - With Guest Alejandro Junger

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The word “detox” has become somewhat of a buzzword in the health and wellness space, and a marketing strategy on social media. However, detoxification is a process that your body naturally experiences. If you have a liver, lymphatic system, and skin, your body knows exactly how to eliminate toxins. 

In Ayurvedic medicine, supporting your body’s detoxification system involves both nourishing your body with the nutrients it needs to work at its optimal level, as well as reducing your overall toxic burden. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a boatload of money on special teas and supplements in order to support your body’s natural detoxification process.

In fact, there are a handful of practical, simple strategies you can use to support your digestion and liver, as well as eliminate harmful toxic chemicals from your lifestyle. And there’s no one better to learn this lesson from than today’s guest, Dr. Alejandro Junger. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The experience that inspired Dr. Junger to shift from traditional to functional medicine.
  • How Dr. Junger became interested in meditation.
  • The basic mechanisms of the Ayurvedic Dosha system.
  • How the concept of detoxification has been corrupted in our society.
  • The three different Dosha types. 
  • How chemicals in our modern lifestyle can cause diseases. 
  • What lipophilic means. 
  • How to support your liver’s natural detoxification process. 
  • Why giving your digestive system a break can help your body detoxify.
  • How to ease the overall workload of your digestive system.
  • Why intermittent fasting is natural for your body’s processes. 
  • Two different strategies for allowing your digestive system to rest. 
  • How eating more variety improves your intestinal flora. 
  • The role that nutrients play in the detoxification process. 
  • What you need to know about allergy testing.
  • The power of an individualized elimination diet. 

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Dec 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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TMHS 385: How To Use Strategy & Structure To Crush Your Biggest Goals - With Guest Steve Weatherford

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Setting goals is an important part of growth, but often people make goals without the wherewithal to see things through. This is why so many people fail at popular New Year’s resolutions. Goals, like saving money or getting in shape, are broad and without a plan in place, they can be pretty hard to accomplish. In order to create lasting change, you have to implement an actionable, digestible strategy to help you reach those goals. 

Instead of aimlessly working toward what you want, it’s much more effective to reverse engineer your life and create direct action steps that can bring you to your goal. This gives you a sense of clarity and a direct roadmap to become who you want to be. 

Steve Weatherford has used this strategy in many aspects of his life, from becoming the fittest man in the NFL to building strong relationships with his wife and children. His superpower is reverse engineering his visions and bringing them to reality. No matter what you plan to accomplish in the new year, an actionable and intentional approach is key. Today, Steve is going to give you the tools and the inspiration to put together your own strategy. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What it means to align yourself with your goals. 
  • How perfectionism can stop you from feeling fulfilled. 
  • Four ways to determine if your commitments are in alignment with your goals.
  • How to implement a system to help you determine how to spend your time. 
  • The four core principles to having an amazing relationship. 
  • Why you should think of your time as currency.
  • How following your heart can help others’ dreams come true.
  • What it means to leave a legacy. 
  • The importance of connection in a relationship. 
  • What it means to be an intentional executor. 
  • The power of reverse engineering your goals. 
  • How using a vision board can help you create a strategy. 
  • The difference between planning and strategizing. 
  • Why you should start now on your New Year’s Resolutions. 

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Dec 01 2019

1hr 21mins

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TMHS 384: The Science Of Friendship & How Your Community Impacts Your Health - With Guest Dhru Purohit

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“We don’t accomplish anything in the world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.” – Sandra Day ‘O Connor 

Our relationships are the most influential thing in our health, success, and overall happiness. In fact, having bonds and connections with other humans is critical to thriving. And while social media has made it easier than ever to connect with others, we need to think of it as a complement to our connections instead of a replacement for real human interaction.

On today’s show, you’re going to learn about the role that connections and community can have on your life. Dhru Purohit is here to share how deep and meaningful friendships can help you thrive. You’ll learn how strong relationships can support your well-being, and how connecting with others can help you reach your goals. 

You’ll also hear practical applications to create intentional relationships, and how to prioritize connection in your life. Dhru is fiercely passionate about this subject and its implications, and I know you’re going to find value in his insights. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How having a strong and supportive community can help you reach your health goals.
  • The role that human connection plays in our lives, and how it has evolved over time.
  • How to use social media for connection (without letting it replace real interaction!)
  • Why caring what others think is hardwired into our DNA. 
  • How selecting your group of friends is the ultimate form of biohacking. 
  • Why it’s so important to consciously choose your circle of friends.
  • The difference between logistical friends and intentional friends. 
  • Why you should consider taking an inventory of your friends. 
  • The truth about why it’s harder to make friends as an adult. 
  • How making friends is similar to dating.  
  • Two tips for making connections with others. 
  • Where to go to find like-minded individuals.
  • Why deep networking and connection are the key to career satisfaction.
  • How putting others’ dreams and goals first can elevate your life. 
  • What an opt-out event is, and how to integrate it into your schedule. 
  • Why it’s especially important for men to put energy into relationships. 

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 15mins

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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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TMHS 382: The Danger Of Staying In Your Comfort Zone - With Guest Phylicia George

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What could you accomplish if you simply had the audacity to try something different? How could your life change if you were bold enough to step outside of your self-imposed limits and labels? Some of the greatest rewards in life are available to those who have the courage and open-mindedness to step outside of the confines of a comfort zone and try something new. 

It’s normal to feel reassured and content in your habitual, ordinary way of doing things—especially if you are successful and happy in those patterns. But what could happen if you said yes to an opportunity to grow? This doesn’t mean you have to switch careers or move across the country, but consider the ways you could grow and learn by implementing a small shift in your life. There is immense value in picking up a new hobby or trying a new class, traveling to a place you’ve never been, or even just switching up the types of content you consume. 

Our guest today is an incredible example of what can happen if you allow yourself to be open to opportunities. Phylicia George has established herself as one of the top athletes in the world. She is the first Canadian black woman to compete in both the summer and winter Olympics, competing in both track and bobsleigh. Her story is a powerful testimony to what can happen when you have the audacity to dream big, are receptive to possibilities, and are willing to put in the work. I know her story will inspire you to get uncomfortable and seek out opportunities in your own life. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The benefits of learning multiple sports as an adolescent. 
  • What you can learn from working beside people who are more skilled and experienced.
  • How Phylicia became a summer and winter Olympian.
  • The most difficult part of being injured as an athlete. 
  • How Phylicia pivoted from track to bobsleigh. 
  • The power of sport to unite people. 
  • Why personifying the voice inside your head can help you achieve more.
  • How to stop comparing yourself, and instead focusing on what you can control.
  • What you can learn from having the willingness to fail. 
  • The danger of living inside your comfort zone. 
  • What it felt like for Phylicia to become an Olympic medalist. 
  • Why being fearless isn’t realistic, and how to cope with fear. 
  • How acclimating to being uncomfortable can help you grow. 
  • The important life lessons that can be extracted from playing sports.
  • How to grow past your self-imposed limits. 
  • The power of trying something different. 

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Nov 12 2019

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TMHS 381: Why We Age And Why We Don’t Have To - With Guest Dr. David Sinclair

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The human brain is notorious for writing narratives and then assuming them as fact. If you’ve ever tried to make a change in your life, chances are you’ve experienced this. Thoughts like, “I’m not a runner,” or “I’m not disciplined enough to eat healthy” are powerful and downright convincing.

Your brain loves a good story, even if it’s one that doesn’t serve your best interests. These limiting beliefs constrain our growth, but they are undeniably powerful and difficult to break free from. When it comes to aging, what kinds of stories are we telling ourselves? What if instead of considering aging an inevitability, we think of it as a preventable disease?

Scientists around the world are studying the molecular causes of aging, human longevity, and how to reverse aging. Dr. David Sinclair is one of the world’s leading experts in this field, and his new book Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To, is a game-changing, paradigm-shifting guide to living a longer, healthier, and more vibrant lifespan. 

This episode is a conversation on human longevity, lifespan, and anti-aging. Dr. Sinclair is going to arm you with all of the ground-breaking science, as well as practical takeaways you can apply to your daily life. His work will encourage you to question everything you believe about aging and inspire you to think differently about your own health and longevity. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What xenohormesis is. 
  • How Dr. Sinclair got interested in human biology.
  • Why we accept aging as inevitable. 
  • What the Information Theory of Aging is. 
  • The meaning of epigenome. 
  • What percentage of our longevity is genetic. 
  • How longevity genes are activated by lifestyle habits. 
  • Why aging is like playing the piano. 
  • The benefits of eating less frequently. 
  • What mTOR is, and how it can predict longevity.
  • How resveratrol works, and how to get the maximum benefits. 
  • The health benefits of red wine and chocolate. 
  • What Metformin is, and when it is appropriate to consume. 
  • The link between calorie restriction and mood. 
  • How having drive and purpose can make life easier. 

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Nov 06 2019

1hr 8mins

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TMHS 380: The Surprising Connection Between Your Purpose, Health, & Success

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Most people are aware of the basic physical contributors to health, like a well-rounded diet, a good night’s rest, and regular exercise. But we also have psychological needs that play a significant role in our overall wellness—and having a sense of purpose is at the top of the list. Emerging science shows that having a life purpose is associated with better health and a longer lifespan. 

But there’s a huge misconception about what it means to have a life purpose. Having meaning in your life isn’t necessarily the result of divine intervention or some sort of lifelong cosmic mission. No one assigns you a purpose—you choose it. You get to take the initiative and decide where you plan to place your intention. Another misconception about purpose is that it only gets one overall defining purpose. The truth is, your purpose can and will change over your lifetime. At certain stages of life, your purpose can be as simple as being kind to every person you meet or committing to being more present in your relationships.

Today we’re going to dig into the science behind how having a purpose improves your health. I’ll also share my personal experience with finding and changing my own life mission, and you’ll hear a compilation of some of the best advice we’ve had on the Model Health Show surrounding uncovering your purpose and creating meaning in your life. This particular topic has been on my heart recently. I sincerely hope something in this episode will resonate with you so that you can tap into your unique life purpose and create change in your life. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The surprising link between lack of purpose and cardiovascular disease.
  • How your health and your purpose are interconnected. 
  • The main barriers that block you from finding your purpose. 
  • How my personal mission has evolved over time. 
  • What it means to have intention deficit disorder.
  • How setting boundaries can help you discover your purpose. 
  • The power of a random act of kindness.
  • Why taking the focus off yourself can help you become more connected.
  • How to identify your unique gifts.
  • Why comparison can stop you from identifying your purpose.
  • The link between having passion and mental health. 
  • How social media can block you from understanding your value. 
  • The power of forgiveness to open possibilities.
  • Why it’s so important to have a mission and a focus. 
  • What to do if you are unsure of your mission.
  • Why not sharing your gifts can limit and agonize you.

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Nov 03 2019

1hr 7mins

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TMHS 379: Food Vs. Medicine And Are Humans Really Carnivores - With Guest Dr. Paul Saladino

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When it comes to understanding human nutrition, there are a lot of conflicting opinions, science, and dogmas out there. Whether you eat a ketogenic diet, are passionate about veganism, or don’t subscribe to any type of diet at all—I support you in that. Diet can be a very individual thing that can incorporate your culture, traditions, health conditions and sensitivities, and so much more. 

That being said, there is a lot to be gained from being open-minded and listening to others who have differing perspectives. Today’s guest, Dr. Paul Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. In his practice, he has helped hundreds of patients improve their chronic inflammation, mental health issues, and autoimmune diseases. 

On today’s show, he’s here to discuss some of the major talking points about the carnivore diet. We’ll discuss humans as hunter-gatherers, dive into anthropological discussions about evolution and diet, and talk about nutrients and disease prevention, and more. If you’ve had any questions or objections about the carnivore diet, I hope this episode will act as a helpful resource. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why it’s important to listen to differing perspectives.
  • The differences between a meat-based diet and an animal-based diet.
  • Which key nutrients are found in organ meat.
  • The truth about nutritional deficiencies on a carnivore diet.
  • Which metric is best for measuring vitamin C deficiency.
  • How plant-based foods can trigger inflammation.
  • Why we need to consider genetic variability when it comes to diet.
  • The difference between molecular hormetic and environmental hormetic.
  • What studies show about removing fruits and vegetables from the human diet.
  • Why toxins exist in plants.
  • The importance of thinking about diet through an evolutionary lens.
  • How meat has been vilified as a source of cancer and obesity. 
  • Why LDL cholesterol alone is not a good predictor of heart disease. 
  • How inflammation and insulin resistance relate to cardiovascular health.

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Oct 29 2019

1hr 26mins

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TMHS 378: 7 Mind-Blowing Ways That Meditation Improves Your Health

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“Happier thoughts lead to essentially a happier biochemistry. A happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain because it's our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing, re-creating our body.” – Dr. John Hagelin

The mind-body connection is powerful. Our thoughts and beliefs can play a profound role in our biological functioning, and one way to tap into this complex relationship is to establish a meditation practice. We often hear about using meditation as a way to unplug from our modern world, but the truth is that meditation is a practice that’s been in existence for thousands of years. But what hasn’t always been around is the science to back up the powerful effects that meditation can have on the human body.

This Masterclass episode is going to take you through seven mind-blowing ways that meditation can transform your health. You’ll learn about stress reduction, the impacts on cognitive function and the immune system, and how a mindfulness practice can actually alter your physical appearance. This episode is jam-packed with the science and studies that prove the power of meditation practice. You’re also going to learn some different ways to begin meditating, no matter your lifestyle or budget. So listen in, take notes, and apply what resonates with you!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The impact that meditation can have on the immune system. 
  • What psychoneuroimmunology is. 
  • How meditation can reduce the severity of colds and flu. 
  • The link between meditation and sleep quality. 
  • How your brain waves work during sleep, and how meditation can impact them. 
  • Why meditating in the morning can help you sleep better at night.
  • The science behind how implementing a meditation practice can increase your lifespan.
  • What telomeres are, and how mindfulness can protect them. 
  • How meditating can increase cognitive function and overall brain health.  
  • The link between meditation and physical appearance. 
  • How mindfulness can help you consciously filter your thoughts. 
  • The impact of meditation on the cardiovascular system. 
  • What breathwork is. 
  • Different options for beginning a meditation practice. 

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Oct 22 2019

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TMHS 377: Functional Training, Kettlebell Flows, & Developing Body Awareness - With The Primal Swoledier Eric Leija

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It’s impressive how many different exercises the human body is capable of accomplishing. Whether you’re into yoga, powerlifting, swimming, or mountain climbing, there’s truly something out there for everyone. No matter how you prefer to incorporate movement into your routine, functional fitness is important for not only your performance but your overall health.

Fundamental, functional exercises are key to optimizing your fitness and living your best life. Without a strong core, a wide range of motion, balance, and overall strength, we wouldn’t be able to do the things we’re passionate about. A well-rounded movement routine that incorporates fundamental movement patterns can contribute to your overall performance and longevity.

Eric Leija, the Primal Swoledier, is dedicated to helping others master their fitness and build a routine that accounts for longevity. In this episode, you’re going to learn how to integrate fundamental movement into your workouts, the power of bodyweight exercises, as well as how to optimize the use of a kettlebell. This interview is full of insightful tips on how to live a healthier and more sustainable life. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Eric became known as Primal Swoledier. 
  • The importance of incorporating functional training. 
  • How to train your body with a kettlebell. 
  • Why a well-rounded routine can increase your longevity. 
  • How to build a better body by focusing on recovery. 
  • An example of a beginner kettlebell flow. 
  • The importance of having fun while you work out. 
  • What an animal flow is, and how it can make you stronger. 
  • How to run a profitable business while making a positive impact.
  • What it takes to be an effective trainer. 
  • The importance of considering longevity in your training. 
  • How Eric incorporates the Law of Reciprocity into his training business.
  • Insider information about the atmosphere, training, and tools available at Onnit. 
  • How variety in your movement can help you avoid pain and injury.

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Oct 15 2019

1hr 5mins

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TMHS 376: The Surprising Science Of Stress - With Guest Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

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You can make great strides in your overall health goals with diet and exercise alone, but let’s be clear: that’s far from the full picture. True health encompasses a multitude of aspects, including mindset, sleep hygiene, mental health, and stress management. Stress plays a huge role in our daily lives, and an overload of stress can have devastating implications on your health.

An overactive stress response system can negatively impact your body composition, mental and emotional well-being, and can contribute to the development of a wide variety of health conditions. And while stress is a natural and normal human response, the key is to experience stress in the appropriate amount. 

Today’s guest, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is here to share how to understand and manage your stress threshold. You’re going to learn practical, actionable (and free!) strategies that you can apply to lower your overall stress burden, and how managing your stress can improve your health, mindset, and relationships. No matter what your current stressors are, this episode will provide you with applicable takeaways to live a calmer, healthier life. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How an overactive stress response system can make you gain weight.
  • What gluconeogenesis is.
  • How stress can affect your blood sugar. 
  • The main purpose of the body’s stress response system. 
  • What Micro Stress Doses are, and how to become aware of your threshold.
  • The two different types of stress that we encounter. 
  • Why your brain needs downtime.
  • The power of having a tech-free lunch break.
  • How to improve your health for free.
  • The implications of being more mindful about technology.
  • What the Japanese concept of Ikigai is, and how it can help you be more fulfilled.
  • How a passion deficiency can mimic depression.
  • Why doing something you love is important for your health.
  • Practical ways to reframe the negative experiences in your life. 
  • How a gratitude practice can improve your sleep quality.
  • What a 3D touch is, and how it can help you connect. 
  • Why you should consider keeping a touch diary. 

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Oct 09 2019

1hr 30mins

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TMHS 375: Build Strength, Build Character, & Do The Right Thing - With Guest Jay Ferruggia

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If I asked you to recall a time that you learned a lesson from a mistake you made, I bet you’d be quick to answer. That’s what our lives are—a series of trials and errors, and a constant opportunity to grow and learn. But luckily, we don’t always have to learn the hard way. If you’re observant and open-minded, you can take away profound lessons from the people around you. 

For me, Jay Ferruggia is one of those people. Whether we’re talking about fitness, sharpening your public speaking skills, or simply being a kinder and more patient human, Jay has a ton of inspiration to share. When Jay posted a list of 45 lessons he’s learned in 45 years, I knew I wanted to share it with you. 

On today’s show, Jay Ferruggia is here to discuss some of the life-changing principles that have helped him become a stronger, healthier, and more successful human being. You’ll learn about building functional strength, reframing your problems in order to create healthier relationships, and how to have a succinct mission that directly changes the world around you. I hope this episode provides you with actionable tips and insights you can utilize to generate change. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What Jay’s morning routine looks like.
  • How Jay fine-tuned his public speaking skills. 
  • Why being charismatic is so powerful, and how to become better at it.
  • The best exercise for preventing lower back pain.
  • How to apply the mantra “less is more” into your workouts.
  • The power of becoming a risk taker. 
  • Why giving others credit is so important. 
  • The value of surrounding yourself with people who uplift you.  
  • How reframing problems can improve your relationships. 
  • Why the desire to be right causes problems. 
  • What it means to figure out your mission. 
  • Why you should make your decisions with confidence. 
  • What it means to value experiences over possessions. 
  • The powerful implications of doing what’s right. 

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Oct 06 2019

1hr 7mins

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TMHS 374: How To Craft Your Own Life & Elevate Your Relationships - With Guest Dr. Eric Thomas

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“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn 

As a former lone wolf, the idea that I needed others to make an impact was a hard pill to swallow. But it’s true—it takes a team of people utilizing their unique strengths, solid communication, and a shared goal to make great things happen. This is the case whether we’re talking about creating a podcast, raising children, starting a business, or building a strong and successful marriage. 

Our relationships are the most impactful thing on our health, happiness, and overall success—and they can take a lot of work. While it’s easy to place blame on others and put a magnifying glass on their shortcomings, that isn’t necessarily productive. But what can really make an impact on how your relationships function is to better understand yourself and your strengths. Once you have a better grasp on who you are, you can master your reactions and use your talents to be more productive and efficient in your roles. 

In his new book, You Ain’t the Boss of Me, Dr. Eric “ET” Thomas shares how to empower yourself by uncovering your unique superpowers. Dr. Thomas is here with us today to share the critical takeaways and mindset shifts that can occur when you have a better understanding of who you are at your core. You’ll learn powerful lessons on how to manage your approaches and expectations, how uncovering your gifts and talents can help you thrive in all aspects of your life, and so many more profound insights. Enjoy this interview with the one and only Dr. Eric Thomas! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What it’s like to build a healthy marriage without a frame of reference.
  • How understanding your personality type can help you master your relationships.
  • The importance of being aware of your body language.
  • What it means to be on the hunt in your relationship. 
  • Why it’s critical to understand the appropriate time to use your strengths.
  • How studying your personality can help you succeed. 
  • Why using your talents is like boiling an egg. 
  • What superheroes and villains have in common. 
  • How to better interpret other people’s resistance. 
  • Why relationships are like puzzles.
  • How to teach your children about persistence and responsibility.
  • Why asking how you can be of service can help you build wealth.
  • The importance of putting out positive energy. 
  • How giving away your gifts is like planting a seed. 
  • Why money and mindset are interlinked.

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Oct 01 2019

1hr 25mins

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TMHS 373: The Pillars Of Aging & How To Stop A Zombie Apocalypse - With Guest Dave Asprey

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Be honest: when you think about aging, do you associate a negative connotation? We’ve been led to believe that getting older goes hand-in-hand with persistent aches and pains, hearing loss, and cognitive decline. 

Aging is a biological process, but it doesn’t have to be so dire. In fact, what if you could become stronger, healthier, and more vibrant with each passing year? For over 20 years, Dave Asprey, the father of biohacking, has been on a mission to test and redefine widely held beliefs about human biology. His personal goal is to live to age 180, and he believes that you too can make smarter, science-backed choices to live a longer, healthier life. 

In his new book, Super Human, Dave outlines the Seven Pillars of Aging and the four major killers in our modern world. His work consists of the most cutting edge, game-changing, and scientifically proven insights that you can use to age backward, support your biology, and increase your lifespan. 

Today you’re going to learn about your ability to ensure a long and healthy life through making simple, logical decisions. You’ll hear Dave’s personal story of transforming his health, why we’re entering an epidemic of wisdom, and why simply making better choices (and not perfectionism) is the key to successful aging. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Dave went from an arthritic teenager to the father of biohacking. 
  • Why being sick is often similar to being colorblind. 
  • How Dave healed his knees with collagen. 
  • The functional health benefits of using tracking poles. 
  • How your perspective can change your behavior.
  • Why the future will be an epidemic of wisdom.
  • How taking care of your body is like maintaining your car. 
  • The four main killers in our modern world.
  • Why cancer kills humans half as often than it used to. 
  • What you need to know about eating animal fats.
  • The anti-aging properties of glucosamine. 
  • Why mitochondrial biogenesis is, and how to trigger it. 
  • What zombie cells are. 
  • The three foods that Dave would eat in a zombie apocalypse.
  • How to control your inflammation by altering the ratios of fat you eat. 
  • What advanced glycation is, and how sugar consumption can cause it.  
  • How sunlight exposure can help you sleep better. 

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 20mins

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TMHS 372: How To Defeat The 4 Categories Of Fear & Tap Into Your Potential - With Guest Koya Webb

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Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” We all live with fear—it’s a basic human mechanism hardwired into our systems to protect us from danger. 

In today’s society, we have far less things to be legitimately fearful of than our ancestors did. But on the other hand, we have so many more inputs and decisions today that can easily become paralyzed by non-threatening fears. We might fear judgment, failure, rejection, inadequacy, and a number of other things. While it’s perfectly normal to experience this emotion, it’s important that we don’t let it sabotage our careers, relationships, or from tapping into our potential.

In her new book, Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, Koya Webb outlines the four major fears that we all experience, and how to overcome them in order to live out your dreams. Koya is a transformational specialist, an internationally recognized yoga teacher, and a holistic health and wellness coach. On today’s show, she’s sharing her own personal transformation, as well as practical, universal tools you can use to overcome your own fears. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How perfectionism can stop you from making progress. 
  • Koya’s journey from track star to yogi. 
  • The lessons Koya learned from sustaining multiple injuries. 
  • What having a breakdown of identity can teach you about growth. 
  • The correlation between fear and love.
  • How fears can manifest as physical pain. 
  • The power of breathwork and its accessibility.
  • How social media can lead to a fear of failure. 
  • The importance of practicing affirmations. 
  • How to overcome self-judgment and heal yourself. 
  • The four types of fears, and how to work through them. 
  • What it truly means to appreciate and fall in love with yourself. 
  • The importance of appreciating our differences.
  • How to associate loss with love. 
  • The difference between being a victim and a creator. 
  • Why resisting change can be counterproductive. 
  • What “fear of being the first” is, and how to overcome it. 

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Sep 17 2019

1hr 28mins

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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

1hr 3mins

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TMHS 370: Taking Bold Action, Helping People Win, & Making Time For What’s Important - With Guest Pat Flynn

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No matter how many followers you have on social media, you’re an influencer. It’s not about how you make an income, but the impact that your words and actions make on the people around you every day. Making connections, building trust, and having the ability to make an influence is such a profound part of the human experience. 

And as an entrepreneur, cultivating those relationships in an authentic way is an integral piece of sustaining your business. If you haven’t built trust and loyalty with your audience, they aren’t going to spend their hard-earned dollars on your products or services. If there’s one person who knows a thing or two about building a loyal audience, it’s Pat Flynn. 

Pat is a thought leader in the world of online entrepreneurship digital marketing. He takes an authentic and honest approach to building businesses and creating relationships. On today’s show, Pat joins us today to share principles from his newest book, Superfans. This episode covers the insights and tools that are necessary to build real connections, redefine the way you think about making a profit, and change the lives of the people around you. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How losing his job inspired Pat to start a business. 
  • The power of creating lifelong fans. 
  • Why being uncomfortable can cause you to take bold action. 
  • How sharing random facts about yourself can build relationships.
  • What it means to create a quick win. 
  • How Pat inspired the creation of the Model Health Show.  
  • The multifaceted benefits of attending meetups. 
  • What Pat’s wife taught him about fandom. 
  • The pyramid of fandom, and how it relates to engagement and sales. 
  • What you can learn from reading 3-star reviews on Amazon.
  • Ways to make your audience feel like they are appreciated.
  • The incredible advantages of having a small following. 
  • What lessons Pat had to learn about hiring and outsourcing as a business owner. 
  • Why it’s so important to set time boundaries as an entrepreneur. 
  • The importance of having a consistent morning routine. 
  • Why being flexible can help you find success. 

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 10mins

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TMHS 369: 8 Ways To Build A Better Brain

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What have you done lately to take care of your brain? Most of us put constant effort into maintaining good physical health, whether that means simply brushing your teeth or planning your meals for the week. But maintaining and improving your brain health is an equally important piece of sustaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Your brain controls every aspect of your mind and body. Luckily, emerging science supports the idea that we hold the capability to influence the overall function and health of this incredible organ. On this compilation episode, we’re diving deep into proven tips and strategies for optimizing brain health. You’re going to learn from eight of the world’s top experts on how improve your brain’s overall function through lifestyle choices. 

This episode is packed with digestible, scientifically-proven advice that you can use to build a better brain. You’re going to learn about specific nutrients and exercises that can impact your brain’s health, as well as the importance of mindfulness, sleep, and balancing your brain chemistry. Get ready to take notes, you’re about to learn exactly how to strengthen your brain! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How exercising can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • What BDNF is, and how it relates to inflammation in the body. 
  • The dangers of consuming artificial sweeteners. 
  • What percentage of the calories you consume your brain needs to operate.
  • Why your brain is the most expensive real estate in your body. 
  • How the blood-brain barrier works. 
  • Why we do not have pain receptors in our brains. 
  • How processing speed is affected by aging (and how you can improve yours!) 
  • The effects of chronic stress on the memory center of the brain. 
  • How to proactively manage your stress in order to preserve brain function. 
  • What cognitive enhancement is. 
  • Three profound ways aerobic exercise impacts your brain. 
  • The only thing you can do to enhance growth factor in the hippocampus. 
  • How improving your balance can support your memory. 
  • The importance of functional exercises and moving in a way that supports your brain.  
  • Four key elements to fortify serotonin.
  • The problem with constantly providing your brain with dopamine. 
  • How sleeping with your cell phone in your room can affect your health.  
  • The truth about multitasking, and how it can harm you. 
  • Why sleep matters for cognitive function. 

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Sep 04 2019

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TMHS 368: Upgrade Your Environment, Practice Persistence, & Create Your Own Meaning - With Guest Lori Harder

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No one gave me permission to build a career in the health and wellness field, to start a podcast, to write a book, or become a speaker. Making your dreams a reality is something you must take control over. If you wait around for someone to give you the green light to pursue your passions, you’ll never be able to move forward.

Every single successful person I’ve interviewed has had the audacity to write their own permission slip, and today’s guest is no exception. When I asked Lori Harder how she landed ten magazine covers, she explained that in every single instance, she relentlessly pitched her story. She put in the time, the persistence, and she granted herself permission. 

On this episode, Lori is sharing her incredible story of overcoming deeply ingrained limiting beliefs, speaking your dreams into reality, and what can happen when you choose to reframe negative events in your life. Lori’s mission is to help you create a life you’re obsessed with, and I’m positive this interview will inspire you to give yourself permission to do so. Enjoy!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How removing yourself from your environment can spark change. 
  • Lori’s journey to becoming a 10-time magazine cover story.
  • The importance of being faithful in your path.
  • How having an accountability partner can help you achieve results.
  • Why being relentless is the key to success. 
  • The truth about motivations and how they can change over time.
  • How reframing your circumstances can help you gain perspective. 
  • The power that words have to change your reality. 
  • What it means to create meaning from painful events in your life. 
  • How to build a nurturing environment for yourself. 
  • The differences between embracing pain and resisting pain. 
  • Why having a morning mantra can change your reality. 
  • How building a strong tribe can help you unlock ideas and insights. 
  • The meaning of comeback rate. 

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Aug 27 2019

1hr 26mins

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TMHS 367: The Truth About Hard Work And Why Success Is About Elimination - With Guest Bo Eason

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What does it take to become the best? Greatness is not some innate quality that only high achievers are fortunate to possess. The truth is, we all hold the potential to become the best in whatever area we choose to dedicate ourselves. Today’s guest, Bo Eason, is living proof. 

At just nine years old, Bo decided he would become the best safety in the NFL. After years of dedication and effort, he achieved this goal, playing alongside some of the most distinguishable players in football. He then pivoted his career and decided to become the best in another industry—stage acting. He went on to write and perform in one of the most powerful plays in the last decade. 

Bo is passionate about helping others tap into their potential because he believes that we all hold the capacity to channel our greatness. On today’s show, he’s sharing powerful insights that you can apply to master any skill or role that you want. This episode is filled with practical and inspiring tips that I hope you will apply to become the best version of yourself possible.  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The importance of being conscious of the stories you tell yourself. 
  • What it means to be the author of your own story.
  • How Bo transitioned from NFL player to Broadway star. 
  • Why eliminating things in your life can lead to greatness.
  • What it truly means to be the best. 
  • How stage performance and football are alike. 
  • What it takes to become a master at your craft. 
  • The truth about being a natural. 
  • Why it’s so important to be fully committed. 
  • How to get serious about acceleration and deceleration. 
  • The negative connotation behind hard work, and how to redefine it.
  • How obstacles can make you stronger. 
  • Why competition is healthy.
  • What it means to dominate your own space. 

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Aug 20 2019

1hr 25mins

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