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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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A podcast that elevates your soul!

By Odgam - Aug 10 2019
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I really want to thank you Shawn! Your podcast in simple words just elevate my soul when I most need it. You are an inspiration, and I am beyond thankful to God for letting me found your Podcast in a moment of my life when it was most needed. Please keep this amazing work going! Thank you!

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This guy is amazing. So much detail and yet, simply presented. Love learning, love this podcast

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3432 Ratings
Average Ratings
3150
130
71
47
34

A podcast that elevates your soul!

By Odgam - Aug 10 2019
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I really want to thank you Shawn! Your podcast in simple words just elevate my soul when I most need it. You are an inspiration, and I am beyond thankful to God for letting me found your Podcast in a moment of my life when it was most needed. Please keep this amazing work going! Thank you!

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By Songwriter - B Ross - Aug 09 2019
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This guy is amazing. So much detail and yet, simply presented. Love learning, love this podcast
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The Model Health Show

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

Rank #1: TMHS 365: The 4 Stages Of Personal Growth & The Power Of Intention - With Guest Dr. Michael Beckwith

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Becoming a better version of yourself is no easy feat. Often the path to health, success, and happiness can be a difficult journey paved with roadblocks and detours. And more often than not, the hardest part of tapping into your potential is simply finding the motivation and mindset to initiate change. This episode is an opportunity to begin unlocking your potential so that you can reach your goals.

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is one of the most critically acclaimed teachers and speakers in the world, the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, and a true thought leader. He has also been a huge inspiration to me personally, and I know his insights will help you on your own personal journey. 

This episode is a powerful look into what can happen when you have intention in your life, act in service to other people, and reprogram your mind in order to manifest positivity. Michael is here to share powerful insights on meditation, spiritual growth, and personal transformation. So listen in, take notes, and enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What attracted Michael to live a life of service.
  • Why you should establish an intention to fall in love with things that are difficult.
  • The true meaning of discipline, and how to reclaim it. 
  • How structure can actually give you more freedom.
  • What it means to have intention deficit disorder.
  • The importance of having intention in your life. 
  • How to ask questions in order to receive guidance. 
  • The four stages of spiritual growth. 
  • What it means to get your next assignment in life.
  • The benefits of asking empowering questions. 
  • How to keep your frequency high. 
  • The difference between attraction and radiation. 
  • How to use affirmations in order to retrain your subconscious mind.
  • Why complaining is a form of creativity. 
  • How to use social media as a tool for unity. 
  • The importance of channeling your uniqueness and individuality. 

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Aug 06 2019
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #2: 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.
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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
59 mins
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Rank #3: TMHS 364: Beating Financial Stress And Getting A Money Mindset Makeover

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Our modern lives are stressful. Between balancing work, relationships, and personal development, we all have a lot on our plates. But above all else, studies show that money is the number one stressor keeping Americans awake at night. 

This is a pervasive issue in our culture that can have adverse effects on our physical and mental health. Financial stress can feed into depression and anxiety, lead to digestive troubles, and disrupt your sleep. If you’re one of the many people who are stressed out about your personal finances, I hope this episode will inspire you to begin changing your paradigms about money so that you can live a longer, healthier life. 

You’re going to learn some real, tangible steps you can take to improve your financial situation. We’re covering the critical mindset shifts that are required to attract abundance. You’ll also hear some practical tips you can use to start making more money. I hope this episode adds consequential value and insight to your life. Enjoy!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The number one stressor among Americans. 
  • How money relates to mental health. 
  • The deeply ingrained beliefs I had to unlearn about money. 
  • How a scarcity mindset can make you unconsciously repel money.
  • Why you should never let money stop you from reaching your goals.  
  • The positive and negative associations of a hustle mentality.
  • How writing down your goals can help you change your life. 
  • Why attaching money to a greater purpose can help you create success. 
  • What it truly means to pay yourself first. 
  • The importance of investing in assets that can work for you. 
  • Tangible ways to start making more money. 
  • The mindset shift required to go from employee to entrepreneur.
  • How having financial goals can help you create more value in the world. 
  • The importance of pursuing excellence in your career. 
  • What it means to make money a study.

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Aug 05 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: 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.
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Jul 19 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #5: 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
45 mins
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Rank #6: 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.
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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
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour
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Rank #9: 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.
Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! * Birth Control, Stress, And The Hormone Cure With Dr. Sara Gottfried - Model Health PodcastHow Sitting Can Destroy Your Health - Model Health PodcastThe Hormone Reset Diet <== Get the brand new book right here! * Dr. Sara Gottfried's Website

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Mar 18 2015
37 mins
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Rank #10: 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
38 mins
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Rank #11: 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
56 mins
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Rank #12: TMHS 363: How To Improve Your Strength & Performance - With Guest Mark Bell

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If you’ve ever tried to build muscle mass, you know that it takes more than simply lifting heavy. Building muscle involves hard work, a fine-tuned diet, consistency, rest, and recovery. And just like reaching any goal, there’s a huge mindset component required to move the needle. 

When we’re talking about getting stronger, there’s no one better to learn from than Mark Bell. Mark is a record-holding professional powerlifter, a coach and fitness expert, and a true pioneer in lifting techniques. He is also a successful inventor, influential gym owner, and overall powerhouse of a human being. 

On this episode, Mark is sharing his best tips and insight into how to build muscle mass and get stronger. You’ll learn about lifting better, the best ways to utilize equipment, and how to find optimal training routines for your body. Mark has so much knowledge and inspiration to share, so listen in and enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What inspired Mark to start a free gym.
  • How to actually get stronger.
  • The story behind Mark’s famous Sling Shot, and how it works.
  • Why gaining muscle mass should be everyone’s goal. 
  • What it means to lift better.
  • Why rest and recovery are the key ingredients to building strength. 
  • What accommodating resistance is. 
  • The importance of proving to yourself that you can reach your goals. 
  • How to have honest conversations about performance-enhancing drugs. 
  • Common misconceptions and stigmas about steroids. 
  • The fastest way to get strong. 
  • Why it’s so important to focus on small, foundational movements during training.
  • How losing weight in stages can help you reach your goals.
  • The lessons Mark learned from creating a product. 

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Jul 30 2019
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #13: TMHS 257: The Keto Reset Diet: Burn More Fat & Become Metabolically Flexible - With Mark Sisson

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:
  • How chronic cardio (and an accompanied high carbohydrate diet) eventually led Mark to a big wake up call.
  • Why we often think we should just “try harder” if we’re not getting the results we want.
  • What lifestyle factors endurance athletes should consider to effectively improve their results.
  • What a ketogenic diet actually is.
  • Why the human body is designed to efficiently store and burn body fat.
  • What it means to be metabolically flexible.
  • Why your body is far less likely to burn stored body fat if you’re constantly eating carbohydrates.
  • The truth about the amount of carbohydrates that humans evolved eating.
  • How eating candy and eating bread can have the same effect on your metabolism.
  • Which one becomes insulin resistant first: fat cells or muscle cells.
  • Why fruit was the perfect food to help humans fatten up as we evolved.
  • The surprising amount of ketones your body can produce each day.
  • The difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
  • Why keto strips are a poor indicator of healthy ketosis.
  • The impact that insulin has on ketosis.
  • Who needs to be more cautious when trying a ketogenic diet.
  • The benefits of MCT oil.
  • How stress can be a hindrance to a successful ketogenic diet.
  • What some of the biggest mistakes are that people make on a ketogenic diet.
  • Simple tests to see if you’re ready to take a deep dive into ketosis.
  • Why a fast metabolism might be the opposite of what you really need.
  • Why developing the SKILL of reading your appetite is so important (the cheesecake example!).
  • Why not having any food post-workout might carry some nice health benefits.
  • Where the Atkins Diet slipped up (hint: plastic cheese!).
  • The delicious healthy fats you can enjoy doing The Keto Reset Diet.
  • Whether or not exogenous supplemental ketones are effective.
  • What concerns you should have about nutrient deficiencies on a ketogenic diet.
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Dec 05 2017
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #15: TMHS 092: Top 15 Ways To Do HIIT For Fat Loss (And What Makes HIIT So Effective)

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All exercise is not created equal. Just like calories, there are good forms, not-so-good forms, and everything in between.

To get the body and health you want, it's critical that you learn to exercise smarter and not just harder. In our society of over-indulgence, we can latch on to the idea that if a little running is good, then running a half marathon a day must be better.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

What it boils down to is beginning with the end in mind. What are your real, desired goals? What is the end result that you really want? If you want to complete an Iron Man, fine, go for the endurance training to help you build the capacity to do it. If your goal is fat loss and looking better in your birthday suit, then I've got a much faster and more efficient way of helping you get there. It's called High Intensity Interval Training or you can call it HIIT for short.

There isn't one single form of exercise that's more effective than HIIT for fat loss. Piles and piles of research are stacking up showing that HITT is in a league of it's own. It works, but only if you work it. So today you're going to learn 15 different ways to do HIIT that you can use whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or more advanced in your condition and physique.

And you know how we do it! We're going to take things 10 steps further and share with you exactly how HIIT works so effectively to change your body. We're going to get into an awesome conversation about muscle fiber types, hormones, plus a whole lot more. Let's go!

In this episode you'll discover:
  • One of the biggest exercise mistakes people make when trying to loss fat.
  • What type of exercise can cause you to lose muscle tissue and store MORE fat.
  • The ONLY exercise that humans are unquestionably designed for (reality check time!)
  • How many voluntary muscles and muscle fibers that the human body has.
  • Why your various muscle fiber types have a huge impact on fat loss.
  • 4 ways that HIIT improves your metabolism.
  • What glycogenolysis is and how it relates to energy and body fat.
  • How high intensity interval training triggers an enzyme that breaks down fat.
  • Why so many people have subconscious fears about moving quickly.
  • The top 15 ways to do HIIT for fat loss.
  • How to use time or distance to create HIIT with sprints.
  • The safest and easiest way that people can start adding HIIT to their exercise (it's #2 on the list!)
  • How to use an inexpensive jumprope to do HIIT (and the best exercise to do!)
  • How to use "speed play" as an alternative to intervals.
  • What type of HIIT takes as little as 4 minutes!
  • The #1 way to use kettlebells for fat loss (but you'd better know how to do this right!)
  • What fun tool you can use for HIIT that was once used by warriors.
  • How to use ascending and descending sets in your exercise.
  • The most overlooked type of HIIT (#14 will surprise you and it's super effective!)
  • How often to do HIIT for the best results.
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Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Shawn Stevenson on Instagram Kettlebell Swing Tutorial Medicine Ball Slam Tutorial The Fat Loss Code <== The #1 Body Transformation Program

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Mar 04 2015
59 mins
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Rank #16: TMHS 080: Protect Your Sex Hormones! 10 Ways To Boost Testosterone Naturally (Essentials For Men's AND Women's Health)

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Experts call it “estrogen pollution”. We are living in an era where we are bombarded with estrogenic compounds, and the health effects are extremely disturbing.

This is a problem for all of us. Both men and women have estrogen receptors. These receptors are present throughout our entire bodies, from our brains to our reproductive organs. If your body is in balance, then you are producing the correct amount of estrogen endogenously (within yourself) and it’s fitting nice and snug into those receptor sites and life is good.

The problem is, our exposure to xenoestrogens (foreign estrogens from outside of yourself) are at an all-time high today. These xenoestrogens can fit right into the receptor sites for estrogen in your body and “turn on” programs that more estrogen will encourage.

For men this could mean lowered sex drive, accumulation of fat on the butt and hips, gynecomastia (man-boobs), shrinking of the reproductive organs, and many other red alerts.

For women this could lead to estrogen dominance which encourages cancers of the breasts, ovaries, and other reproductive organs, fibroid tumors, depression, decreased sex drive, and very difficult to get-rid-of body fat.

How is all of this possible with just one hormone being off? Well, it’s because your hormones control EVERYTHING about your physiology and how every cell in your body communicates with each other. It’s a pretty important role, and if just one set of hormones is off, then every other hormone will be out-of-sync accordingly.

In steps testosterone.

Testosterone is commonly known as the “male hormone”, but that description is far too general. Every human being on the planet is dependent upon the proper function of testosterone. Yes, women have a lower percentage of testosterone than men, but it’s critical for many of the essential processes in a woman’s life. You’re going to learn about all of them today.

To help yourself be the strongest, fittest, healthiest, happiest person you can possibly be, then you’ve got to understand the role of testosterone and how to avoid exposure to the xenoestrogens we’re subjected to in our world today.

Today you’re going to learn how to boost testosterone naturally, protect yourself from dysfunctions with your sex hormones, and a whole lot more.

In this episode you’ll discover:
  • Why there’s a “testosterone crisis” today.
  • Where testosterone is produced in the body (male vs. female).
  • How testosterone impacts a developing fetus (this is incredible!)
  • What testosterone is responsible for in your body.
  • How your sex hormones impact your personality.
  • How testosterone actually gets created in your body.
  • What Leydig Cells are and why they’re important.
  • The dangerous (and scary) side effects of having low testosterone.
  • Common things that can lower your testosterone levels.
  • How a vasectomy can impact testosterone levels.
  • The shocking relationship between cholesterol and your sex hormones.
  • How aromatization can steal your precious testosterone.
  • 5 supplements that can block aromatization.
  • Why dietary fat is critical to testosterone production (and your overall health).
  • How bottled water could be increasing your estrogen levels.
  • What foods and food additives can disrupt your sex hormones.
  • 8 natural testosterone boosting supplements (this is a must know info!)
  • How selenium can improve hormone function and protect against cancer.
  • 10 ways to naturally boost your testosterone!
  • What form of exercise is proven to boost your testosterone level.
  • Whether or not sex will raise or lower your testosterone (in men and women).
  • How to boost your testosterone by 20% in just two minutes (do this now!)
  • The amazing way that sleep impacts your testosterone.
  • How to assist your body in eliminating excess estrogen (and block reabsorption).
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Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! * The Hormone Cure with Dr. Sara Gottfried – Model Health PodcastBoost Your Fat Loss With These 5 Tips For A Healthy Liver – Model Health PodcastNatural Treatment For Heart Disease (Cholesterol Confusion) – Model Health Podcast7 Fat Loss Herbs That Really Work – Model Health PodcastAmy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are – TedTalk Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson * Improve Your Digestion, Assimilation, And Elimination – Model Health Podcast

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Dec 10 2014
58 mins
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Rank #17: 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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Real Beauty Sketches - Video

Underground Wellness Show

How Stress Can Make Us Fat, Dumb, And Unhappy - Podcast

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Apr 09 2014
42 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #19: TMHS 332: Your Body's Hidden Fat Loss System & The Metabolism Reset Diet - With Guest Dr. Alan Christianson

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If you do a lot of reading, you’ve probably seen tons of books and articles about topics like mental health, heart health, and gut health. But there’s one incredibly important, powerhouse organ that has been overlooked in this conversation—the liver.

In ancient cultures, the liver was thought to be at the root of human consciousness and self-awareness. But today, most folks hardly consider the health or function of their liver—and when they do, it’s typically after a night of drinking. The truth is, our livers play a huge role in hormone function, digestion, fat burning, and creating energy.

That’s why when I read Dr. Alan Christianson’s new book, The Metabolism Reset Diet, I felt like my wish had been granted! His smart, science-based approach to restoring liver function is exactly what has been missing from common knowledge. On today’s show, Dr. Christianson is sharing the basic mechanisms behind the liver, why it matters, and how you can hit the reset button on your metabolism.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The one thing that naturally thin people have in their favor.
  • How your body’s metabolism really works.
  • What leaky liveris (and how it plays a role in diabetes).
  • The three compartments in which the body stores fat.
  • How lipogenesis occurs in the body.
  • The two surprising sources of toxins.
  • How medications and supplements can interfere with liver function.
  • Why fatty liver disease happens.
  • What your liver and your muscles have in common.
  • The role of glycogen in liver function, and why it matters.
  • The truth about alcohol consumption.
  • A list of specific nutrients that are essential to liver health.
  • How to properly incorporate shakes into your diet.
  • The link between leaky gut and liver function.
  • Why sleep is critical for the health of your liver.
  • The biggest source of pollutionthat we are exposed to.

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Jan 30 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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