The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitn

The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitn


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. The Model Health Show is brought to you by RareGem Productions.


TMHS 197: How To Learn Faster, Increase Your Focus, And Develop A Superhero Mindset - With Jim Kwik  

All growth in our life is a result of learning. Learning changes our brain, it’s changes our intellect, and it changes our possibilities. There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” What we learn becomes a part of who we are, and the tools that we can access anytime we need them. That’s why learning is an invaluable skill you need to master in order to become the best version of yourself.

Today we have a very special episode with accelerated learning and memory expert, Jim Kwik! You’re going to discover some powerful tools that are going to help you learn faster immediately and improve your focus and memory for many years to come.

In this episode you'll discover: The 3 elements of a superhero mindset. What a personal trainer for the brain is. What Arnold Schwarzenegger shared with Jim about what it takes to become a champion. Why you should have a not-to-do list. What a switching cost is and how it impacts your productivity. The 4 ways to learn everything faster and with more focus. How teaching can improve your learning. Why you need to decide if you’re going to be a thermometer or a thermostat. How to easily and quickly recall things like names, numbers, and bullet points. Why asking questions can be so valuable to learning (this is important!). 10 keys to unleashing your superhero brain. How much of your memory is determined by genetics and how much is within your control. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 196: Secrets Of Living Healthfully To 100 And Why Goddesses Never Age - With Dr. Christiane Northrup  

How long do you choose to live? Have you ever thought about that before?

Life is such a delicate thing, yet it’s not something to experience without a zest and vigor that throws caution to the wind, and pulls every ounce out of this opportunity.

Rationality would say that the longer you live, the more opportunity for experiences you have. This is definitely true if, of course, you’re taking full advantage of the situation called “your life”.

Many people live less in terms of number of years, but far more in terms of experiences, fullness, and impact. Abraham Lincoln said, “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” So when you decide how long you want to live and walk in that direction, make sure that it’s tied to a strong enough why and add plenty of life to those years you’re vying for.

Today we have an absolutely phenomenal teacher, healer, and guide to help you live a longer, more fruitful life. Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a true pioneer and leading authority in the field of health and wellness. She’s here to share some powerful insights that will last you a lifetime (and a much longer, healthier lifetime at that!). So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover: What being ageless really means. Where the concept of a retirement age came from. A powerful study from Harvard University that showed how your belief system affects your aging. What specific attributes that centenarians (people who are 100+ years old) all over the world share. What righteous anger is. Why over-screening for diseases could be problematic (this is important!). What stage zero cancer is and the impact it’s having on our society. Why the inventor of the PSA test for men’s prostates regrets introducing it to the world. Some small pros and cons to consider about marijuana use. Why curiosity and asking questions can be a tremendous key to long-term health. How to reset your taste buds. What it means to savor the pleasure of food. How your DNA might be influencing your environment. How movement is tied to longevity. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 195: 7 Small Changes To Help You Burn More Fat This Year  

Burning fat is an inside job. Your body has an innate intelligence that’s designed to burn more fat for fuel, or to store more fat for a rainy day. The most important realization you'll ever have is that this intelligence is all based on the programming you give it.

The good news is that there are several little known (yet incredibly powerful!) clinically proven ways to train your body to burn more fat. Today you’re going to learn how to utilize these valuable strategies to help shape your body and health for many years to come!

In this episode you'll discover: What water-induced thermogenesis is and how it impacts weight loss. How much water you need to drink for a fat loss effect. How overeating and dehydration are related Tips to ensure that you’re drinking enough water each day. Why sleep deprivation is one of the biggest causes of overeating. Which sleep-related hormone actually helps your body burn more fat. Whether or not moonlight can negatively impact sleep. Which form of exercise best enhances your basal metabolic rate. How cardio compares to resistance training for long-term fat loss. Which overlooked category of nutrients are critical in upregulating fat loss. How you can stress your way into gaining weight. What specific stress management practice is proven to aid in weight loss. How to activate a special kind of fat that actually BURNS fat! Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 194: The Human Diet And How To Get Deep Nutrition - With Dr. Cate Shanahan  

Most diets are really just guessing games. Even though a diet might claim to be the ultimate solution for health and weight loss, chances are they fail most people. And there’s a big (simple) reason why.

Since the beginning of history, humans have tried to eat everything. If you can get some of it in your mouth, somebody has tried to eat it. Sometimes it made them feel good. Sometimes it made them keel over and die. Most importantly, someone was there to document the results as time has gone on, and the foundational human diet was born.

For many years now, I often sit back and wonder what humans were really designed to eat, and if there’s really any “perfect food” for us. That question has driven me to keep searching, to keep experimenting, and to even roll the dice with my own food choices a time or fifty.

I’m so over taking courageous crap shoots with health now-a-days. I’ve settled in comfortably knowing that I can look back on the wisdom of our ancestors and know exactly what while help me be the healthiest, fittest version of myself.

This is why I love Dr. Cate Shanahan’s work so much. She has truly encapsulated what the human diet looks like. Her seminal work Deep Nutrition takes us all into the intersecting realms of our ancestral diet and what our genes truly expect from us. Today she is gracing us with her wisdom on The Model Health Show, and I’m truly honored to share her with you!

In this episode you'll discover: Why analyzing healthy people is the missing link in today’s medicine. How Dr. Shanahan began advising the Los Angeles Lakers. What The Human Diet is. What the 4 Pillars of World Cuisine are. Why people generally think that fresh foods refer only to plants. The 3 types of enzymes you need. Why fermented foods are a coordinated effort to make. How our senses were once used for safely testing. Which food compound has been found to be drawn to your joints. Which important nutrient helps hold our cells together. What the closest vegetable equivalent to bone broth would be. How eating organ meats were intertwined in our evolution. How to incorporate more movement and family involvement in food preparation. What commonly overlooked influences can affect your genetic expression. The shocking truth about how vegetable oils impact your body. How to upgrade your oils and fats for better health. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 193 - Ending Fat Controversy And How To Eat Fat, Get Thin - With Dr. Mark Hyman  

The word “fat” can drum up a whole lot of uncomfortable emotions. Whether it’s fat in our food or fat on our bodies, there’s a pervasive fear around fat that makes many of us turn our heads and run.

Is this a logical fear? Well, sure it is! Especially if you’re under the impression that fat in our food and fat on our bodies are the same thing. Rationality would tell you to just steer clear of fat, and a fit, healthy body will be your grand prize. There’s just one tiny, little problem…

Millions of people have avoided dietary fat with ninja-like covert precision, yet collectively we’ve seen our society’s rates of obesity and body-fat related illness skyrocket. Was the fat in our diets the problem all along? Or was there something else happening behind the scenes?

To answer your fat-related questions we have on one of the top Functional Medicine Physicians on the planet, Mark Hyman, MD.

Dr. Hyman has been a true pioneer in the field of health and wellness, and he has ten #1 New York Times bestselling books to prove it. He walks his talk, and today he’s here to share some of the most important information regarding your nutrition choices that you’ll ever hear. So, tune in, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover: Dr. Hyman’s surprising story that led him to practice medicine. Why most of today’s physicians are not trained in preventative healthcare. Where the controversial belief that dietary fat is bad for our health stems from. How today’s fear of fat is also a language issue. What’s at the root of health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. What some of the biggest benefits of dietary fats are. The impact that dietary fat has on insulin. Where to find nutritious fats with the most historical usage. Critical insights about the potential dangers of vegetable oils. Important tips for buying and storing olive oil. How dietary fats impact brain health. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 192: You Vs. You - 4 Ways To Create A Strong Fitness Mindset  

You’ve probably heard the saying “mind over matter” before... but what the heck does that even mean?

Well, to put it simply… the thoughts and beliefs that we carry determine the actions that we take in our lives. Your mind is strong enough to move the rest of your “matter”, and that’s why your mindset matters so much.

Today you’re going to learn some important decisions that you get to make in determining how your mind (and thus your body) works. It’s You vs. You in the only competition that really counts… the competition for real estate in that beautiful mind of yours! The space in your mind that determines your approach to life is up for grabs, and you get to choose. Will it be an empowering mindset that helps to put more success on automatic in your life? Or will it be a disempowering mindset that holds you back and keeps you from reaching your potential? You and I both know which one you will choose, and it all starts now by pressing play and taking action!

In this episode you'll discover: Why our psychology is more important that our mechanics. How short-term losses can make us give up. Why changing your mindset (and actions) happens instantly. Why instant gratification can be a killer of success. The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. How certain inflammatory words cause many people to retreat. Why sameness is one of the biggest obstacles to improving your results. What obstacles and turbulence have to do with achieving greatness. A quick solution to protect yourself from excuses. The difference between self-confidence and others-confidence. How to have tenacity in the face of opposition. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 191: Everyday Medicines And The World’s Healthiest Coffee - With Tero Isokauppila  

You’ve heard the quotes from Hippocrates time and time again, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There is true brilliance in that statement. But when you need the best medicine, what food do you go for?

Four thousands upon thousands of years mushrooms have stood head-and-shoulders above all over foods for their medicinal qualities. So much so that there’s even a category of mushrooms called medicinal mushrooms that really take the fungi cake.

Today you’re going to learn some of the surprising science on medicinal mushrooms. Our special guest Tero Isokauppila is going to blow you away with tips and insights hailing from the mushroom kingdom. You’re going to learn how to ensure you stay healthy when you travel, how to slow the aging process, how to make the world’s healthiest coffee and a whole lot more!

In this episode you'll discover: What the 3 different categories of mushrooms are. How mushrooms “eat” nutrients like humans do. Why mushrooms are distinctly different from plants. What human DNA and mushroom DNA have in common (this will shock you!). The surprising number of top selling medications that utilize fungi. The differences between mushroom spores, mycelium, and fruiting bodies. How to best extract the nutrients from medicinal mushrooms. What a mushroom decoction is. The unique way that medicinal mushrooms interact with your immune system. Which powerful antioxidants you can get from chaga mushrooms. Which mushroom has the rare ability to encourage brain growth and development. How safe mushrooms are and the best ways to use them. Which medicinal mushroom was used as a coffee substitute. Why blending medicinal mushrooms with coffee has such beneficial effects. How tasting the supplement (versus taking it in pill form) might help assimilation. Why extensive travel requires a change in your nutrition. Which energizing mushroom has the ability to increase your oxygen utilization. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 190: Natural Treatments For Infertility - How To Radically Enhance Your Reproductive Power  

When I think of the circle of life, I always think of where life begins (and I can’t help but think about that song from The Lion King too). We are all creators of life. We are a fertile species at one degree or another. And, as you’ll discover today, the cultivation of your fertility is tied to your life line more than you may have realized before.

Today we are seeing the highest rates of infertility ever in recorded human history. I can tell you straight away that there is solid science to prove exactly why this is. It’s an important challenge to address because our lives are literally at stake. You’re about to learn powerful, simple, clinically proven natural treatments for infertility. Plus, even more importantly, you’re going to learn why being a vibrant, fertile human being is valuable in every area of our lives.

In this episode you'll discover: What fertility actually means (and why it’s about more than making babies). The shocking amount of toxic chemicals that are released into our environment. Why female egg production is different from what was once believed. How ovulation works. How sperm are made and what enables sperm to be so effective at creating life. Why body weight can have a huge influence on fertility levels. How exercise frequency and intensity impacts fertility (this is important!). The surprising role that sleep plays in fertility. Specific tips to instantly improve your sleep and normalize hormone production. Why not all nighttime light is problematic for our health. Which common food additives are heavily linked to infertility. How soda impacts fertility (this is insane!) Which critical fertility nutrients you need to know about. What the top fertility foods in the world are. How stress influences fertility and how to lower your overall stress load. How things like underwear, smoking, and lubricants impact fertility. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 189: Why All Movement Matters - With Katy Bowman  

Everything in the universe moves. Even the most laidback tree is made of atoms that are vibrating and spinning faster than your eyes can see. They move within and without the earth. They help to shape their environment, and, amazingly, their environment helps to shape them.

It might surprise you to know just how much like a tree you really are. You are, indeed, and mover and shaker within your environment, but your environment helps to move you too. As biomechanist Katy Bowman has shared with us in past conversations, your environment actually shapes your body. That body that you have (take a look down at all of that glory for a second) has been shaped by your actions and environmental stimuli. Your body is best equipped to handle the consistent loads that are placed on it. Whether it from the subtle forces of your office chair or the more obvious forces of a barbell on your shoulders. Your body is your receipt from the loads you’ve experienced. For better or for worse, this is how the system works.

Today we’re going to take things a step further (pun totally intended) as Katy reveals to you the other hidden, yet profound ways that your environment moves you. As you’ll discover today, science moves, nature moves, and food moves in a way that shapes our reality as we know it. Movement matters today more than ever, so take these insights and walk into a more empowered way of life. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover: What it means to be a willing student. What drove Katy to live the science she was learning (when so few scientist do). Why science moves and how rigid science beliefs can cause “overuse injuries”. How fixed views can encourage dismissive (and even violent) responses. What your movement fingerprint is. How humans have psychologically displaced themselves from nature. Why a Twinkie isn’t as unnatural as we thought. Why nutrition facts are interesting, but don’t have much functionality in the natural world. How humans are very much like trees (physically and metaphysically). Why human movement is bound to food. The #1 way to move more, eat better, and support the planet all at the same time. Specific tips to move more for your meals (and make your meals radically healthier!). Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 188: Better Skin, Healthier Joints, And Faster Weight Loss With The Bone Broth Diet - With Dr. Kellyann Petrucci  

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover: How endometriosis challenged Dr. Petrucci’s life, and the great gift that came from it. What role food played in Dr. Petrucci’s transformation. How bone broth helped Dr. Petrucci overcome her body’s resistance to weight loss. The rich history of bone broth in cultures all over the world. Why marrow is so valuable to our health. What the benefits of collagen are. How bone broth is able to effectively heal your gut. Why being “acidic” is often misunderstood in the health and wellness field. The surprising benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin. How strategic mini-fasting helps support weight loss and anti-aging benefits. Why glucagon, BDNF, and insulin influence inflammation and fat loss. How to make the best bone broth ever. Where to find the best ingredients for bone broth and how to store bone broth. The 3 things you MUST do to be as healthy and fit as possible. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 187: How Your Sleep Life Impacts Your Sex Life  

Let’s talk about sex. There are really few things that influence our lives more than our sex lives. Sex is taboo in our society, but nearly everyone is doing it (or hoping to do it - shoutout to movie The 40-Year Old Virgin!).

Now, what if you found out that the quality of your sleep is influencing your sexual health more than any other factor? Plus, what if you found out the quality of your sleep even impacts your sexual attractiveness in the first place? Would sleep suddenly become more of an interesting topic? Well, if you’re a healthy, fun-loving person, then hopefully your ears have perked up. Great sleep is actually the secret, underutilized key to having the sexual prowess of a mythical beast. And I’ve got the data to back it up (minus the mythical beast part).

Today you’re going to find out the latest research on how your sleep life impacts your sex life. You’re going to learn how to boost your vital sex hormones, how to immediately improve your sleep quality, and even amazing data showing how better sex can lead to better sleep. That, and so much more. Just click play and enjoy the benefits of being more sleepually active!

In this episode you'll discover: Which sexual organ is often overlooked for its impact on our health. How sleep deprivation impacts testosterone levels. How poor sleep can suddenly make you biologically older. Why obstructive sleep apnea has a huge impact on sexual health. What happens to your mind and body during sleep with obstructive sleep apnea. How much of your growth hormone gets released during sleep. Why testosterone is more sleep-dependent than other hormones. The surprising way that testosterone impacts sleep. How female testosterone levels impact sexual health and health overall. The relationship between sleep quality, male libido, and erectile dysfunction. How sleep duration impacts women’s sexual desire. The little known secret about cuddling and testosterone. The essential strategies for creating a place for “practicing safe sleep”. How different forms of light impact your body at night. Which orgasm-related hormones can instantly improve your sleep quality. The surprising science behind sleep quality and your level of attractiveness. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 186: How To Create A Healthy Brain And A Happy Life - With Dr. Wendy Suzuki  

Where your brain goes, you go. Your brain governs the things that you say, do, and feel each and every moment of your life. Your brain is definitely the command center for the whole show. This we know for sure. But, there’s more to the story...

Just because your brain is the command center, doesn’t mean that it’s calling all the shots. Your brain and body work together in tandem, influencing each other and determining your ultimate destiny in life.

You see, your physical movement can enhance your brain function like few things can. Yet, many of us are led to believe that we make our brain’s better, and get “smarter”, by study alone. But no matter how fancy your pocket protector may be, without getting out and moving your body you’ll only tap into a fraction of what your brain is capable of. That’s what Dr. Wendy Suzuki discovered firsthand.

Dr. Suzuki is a leading neuroscientist who has uncovered some fascinating revelations about the brain. Her hit book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life, is a wonderful compilation of her life’s work that details how we can learn faster, feel better, and keep our brains healthy and youthful for many years to come.

One of her expertises is in the field of memory. Today you’re going to learn what parts of the brain influence your memory, how memories are made, and how to make them stick. Plus, you’re going to learn some powerful insights about brain plasticity, the best form of exercise for your brain, and so much more!

In this episode you'll discover: Why most conventional science classes don’t connect with people. What brain plasticity really means. The surprising difference that an “enriched environment” and an “impoverished environment” can have on your brain. How “critical periods” impact your brain development. What episodic memories are and how they are formed in the brain. Four clinically proven ways that you can enhance your memory. How learning actually happens. How aerobic exercise powerfully impacts your brain health. The shocking way that mental disorders were treated with conventional medicine just a few decades ago. How Dr. Suzuki brought exercise into the classroom. What Intensati is (and how it can change your body and mind). How students improved on memory tests with one day of aerobic activity each week. The 3 crucial keys to creating a healthy brain and a happy life. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 185: Embracing Change And Gaining Emotional Agility - With Dr. Susan David  

Things are going to happen. Good stuff, not-so-good-stuff… life can be a dance between the two. But, as the research shows, it’s not so much what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us that determines the quality of our lives.

When it comes to our health and fitness, millions of people each year raise the white flag and give up on their goals to have something greater because of something they may have never even heard about before. They give up because of their lack of emotional agility.

When you are taking action to change your body and your health, challenges will arise. As much as I don’t want to say this, it’s just part of the process! You are becoming someone you have never met before, so that process will come with a learning curve and relationship adjustments that only emotional agility can enable you to traverse.

Today we have one of the world’s foremost experts on emotional agility here for you to learn from. Dr. Susan David literally wrote the book on Emotional Agility, and what she’s sharing with you today will undoubtedly change your life from this day forward if you take action on it.

In this episode you'll discover: How thinking positive can be at odds with what truly helps people thrive. How our thoughts, actions, and stories can cause us to act incongruent with our values. What it means to go from rigidity to agility. What it means to be “hooked” and how this controls our thoughts and actions. How the same thought patterns that keep us safe can also keep us from success. What premature cognitive commitment is (you probably do this a lot!). What the difference is between thinking fast and thinking slow. What the 4 most common emotional hooks are (this is powerful!). How thought-blaming can disempower you. Why it’s helpful to move to the edge of what we’re comfortable with. How our need to be right can lead us to outcomes that don’t serve us. Why negative emotions are so valuable versus a hyper-focus on happiness. What the 4 essential movements are for gaining more emotional agility. What it means to “show up” when it comes to emotional agility. How to rise above our emotions and not be controlled by them. The critical difference between a “have to goal” and “want to goal”. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 184: Go For Your Win - With Aubrey Marcus  

Billie Jean King said, “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

It’s not that we are incapable of winning. It’s not that the life of our dreams is out of our reach. It’s the fact that many of us forfeit our shot to go for our win because of unwarranted fear and a few other nasty ingredients.

Well, what if you got your hands on the ingredients for a much tastier recipe where YOU get to live the life that you were destined to? That’s exactly what you’re going to get access to today. On this episode we have the founder and CEO of the mega-successful human optimization company Onnit, the great Aubrey Marcus.

Aubrey is the walking, talking example of what living a great looks like. He’ll definitely argue that it wasn’t always like that. At one point he was down to his last dollar working to make his dream come true. Now he runs a multi-million dollar company that’s ushered in a new wave of integrity and care into the supplement and sports performance industry. He went for his win and there was no looking back. Many years and life lessons later, Aubrey is on a mission to share what he’s learned along the way. I’m excited to share this with you and I hope this is a catalyst for you to go for your win too!

In this episode you'll discover: Why the nucleus is not really the “brain” of your cells. What it means to Go For Your Win. What it means to have a purpose deficiency. What the two parts of your mission are (this is important!). How to uncover what your passion is. How to create connections with others that can help you to live a rich life. Why your beliefs are a strong indicator of whether you’ll be successful or not. Why choice is really a superpower. What it means to practice toughness. What the primary force of resistance is in your life. How to gracefully deal with attachment. How to handle and traverse through apathy to be your best self. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
THMS 183: The Best Pre-Workout, Intra-Workout, And Post-Workout Nutrition  

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

In this episode you'll discover: The clinically proven ways that pre- and post-workout nutrition benefit your body. What exercise really is (in relationship to changing your physique). What the law of overcompensation is. How your personal needs and goals impact your nutrition surrounding your workout. Whether or not you should carb-load before your workout if weight loss is your goal. How long after a meal you should wait to exercise. How pre-workout caffeine consumption impacts fat loss and performance. Where oxygen is needed most in your body to help remove metabolic waste. What surprising co-starring role your fat cells play. Why BCAAs are so important for your muscles. Why conventional sports drinks are so dangerous. What incredibly healthy thing you should NOT consume after your workout. The benefits that fasting can have during your post-workout window. What the best post-workout nutrition options are. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 182: 5 Steps To Creating Your Personal Transformation  

The transformation of ourselves as a human being is one of the most miraculous and profound things in existence. Whether it’s transforming your body, your mind, your levels of success in life, your relationships, or anything else, it’s a phenomenal process. But, it can also come with a dramatic struggle.

There are certain steps that make the process of transformation as a person possible. Knowing these steps, and putting them into play in your life, will not only make the process much easier to traverse, but it will also give you more power to determine the outcome. In this episode we dive into the 5 steps to creating your personal transformation. It’s loaded to the brim with insights for your to take advantage of, but it’s up to you to put them into action for yourself. Let’s go!

In this episode you'll discover: How long it takes your body to produce normal levels of melatonin after blue light exposure. Why every transformation begins with a triggering event. What actually causes most people to give up when they’re so close to success. How to be a practical psychologist and uncover a trigger for yourself. Why being around people who are doing great things can be a spark for you. What enlightened motivation is. Why having a model will shorten the timeline for achieving your goals. How to move past your comfort zone and create a better life. Why you have to take action to “ride the wave” when it shows up. How to get back on track if you fall off the wagon. What people who achieve greatness do differently than everyone else. Why solving smaller problems can prevent much bigger problems. What drives people to “hate” on someone when they start to grow. Why you must take ownership of your greatness starting immediately. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 181: Investing In Yourself, Staying Consistent, Late Night Exercise And More!  

This is a very, very special episode. While I was on the road traveling for multiple speaking events, we put together a meetup event for listeners of The Model Health Show in Chicago. It was super last minute, but we totally filled up the event space, and the energy was amazing!

It was such a gift to hang out with everyone, and we got to do a little something special that no one was expecting. We did a LIVE recording of The Model Health Show right there on the spot!

With Jade and our behind the scenes tech guru Shoe on the scene, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to make it happen. We did this special Q & A episode and the energy and insights were running wild. Today you’re going to learn some of my biggest observations in building a successful health & wellness company, how to ensure you stay consistent with your health practices on the road, how late night exercise impacts your body, and so much more! You never know what amazing things can happen when you take inspired action. I’m so grateful to everyone who came out to share their time with us, and I’m incredibly grateful to share this experience with you.

In this episode you'll discover: Why being complementary instead or threatening can help you change situations from the inside out. Why studying personal development is critical to every area of your life. The #1 thing you must do to become elite in any field. How big failures can transform into huge successes. Why it’s important to connect healthy lifestyle changes with something deeper in our lives. How MCT oil impacts appetite. One critical step to being consistent in your health & fitness practices. Why you need to reframe your idea of treating yourself with food. How evening exercise can impact your sleep quality. What impact falling asleep with the television on has on your health. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 180: The Microbiome Solution - With Dr. Robynne Chutkan  

Hippocrates said that, “All disease begins in the gut.” Sure there are some other potential factors for the onset of illness, but for the man considered to be the father of modern medicine to say this, it’s definitely something that we need to stop and think about.

He knew then what we know now, which is the human gut is literally the foundation for our lives. This is the place that food cells get converted into you cells. This is the place that houses over 80 percent of your body’s immune system. This is the place that accommodates the microorganisms that control nearly everything about your health.

The human gut is the birthplace of your microbiome. And today you’re going to learn how to optimize your health by optimizing this remarkable world in your belly.

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a renowned gastroenterologist, and one of the world’s leading experts on the microbiome. Her strategies and treatments have helped thousands of people worldwide recover from issues like IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, candida overgrowth, gut dysbiosis and more. Her methods are all-encompassing, easy to implement, and they just make sense (as you’ll see!). This information can be absolutely life changing for so many people, so please make sure to share it with your family and friends! Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover: How Dr. Chutkan’s life outdoors and ‘dirty childhood’ influenced her approach as a physician. Why being a gastroenterologist is incredibly sexy right now (well, as sexy as it could be). What your microbiome actually is. Why our societal fixation on killing bacteria is incredibly dangerous. How the template for our microbiome is set at birth. How the rising rates of C-section births are impacting our society’s health. What HMOs are and why they are critical for the healthy development of children. Why we need to be incredibly cautious with antibiotic use. What some of the overlooked causes of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are. What gene modulation is. How gut dysbiosis works and how it can contribute to many diseases. Why diversity is critical for our internal and external environments. What practical ways you can use to get exposure to more healthy microbes. What essential (but overlooked) thing probiotic supplements require to be effective. The surprising way that millions of people are consuming antibiotics on a regular basis. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 179: 5 Things Kids Can Teach Us About Living A Happy, Healthy Life  

The secrets to health and happiness can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places.

When we are children we are endowed with a mastery for joy and health that we can lose track of as the years roll on. Our search for a return to health and happiness can consume us. But because we are so preoccupied with looking into the future, we often forget to take a second and look down at the little heroes who are passionately showing us the way.

In today’s special episode you’ll discover the 5 specific things that kids can teach us about living a happy, healthy life. Many of the things you’ll learn are backed by surprising and powerful clinical research. Yet, you don’t need a study to tell you just how good it feels to put these timeless, brilliant activities into play for yourself.

In this episode you'll discover: How playing impacts your genetic expression. Why our mindset around play shifts as we get older. The surprising ways that play impacts your brain health. How to incorporate more play into your life. Why all of your emotions are valuable. What we need to learn from kids about emotional wellness. Why imagination is critical to success. How your imagination and memory are intimately connected. How your imagination can help you reframe and heal from past experiences. Why you need to take more control over imagineering your life. Which powerful supplement is being studied for its neuroprotective effects. How a childlike curiosity can benefit us as adults. What children can teach us about achieving our goals. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
TMHS 178: Misdiagnosed Health Issues And The Thyroid Connection - With Dr. Amy Myers  

Your thyroid is the master regulator of your metabolism. Any endeavors for healthy weight loss or weight gain are all governed by your hyper-intelligent thyroid gland.

Today, more than ever, there’s a war being waged against your thyroid gland. Environmental pollution, nutrient deficiencies, and unchecked stress are all putting a dire burden on this critical gland. Millions of people are being stricken with thyroid issues, and conventional medicine doesn’t have a solution for it.

The standard approach is to counterattack the thyroid gland using dangerous medications, removing your thyroid gland, or even destroying your thyroid gland with radiation as a method of “treatment”.

If the thyroid is already being attacked by our abnormal conditions today, what sense does it make to attack the thyroid even more? Why wouldn’t we support the thyroid and help it to perform normally? Why wouldn’t we focus un removing the underlying cause of the thyroid condition so that there’s nothing to battle in the first place?

That’s where Dr. Amy Myers comes in.

Amy Myers, MD is a renown leader in functional medicine and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Autoimmune Solution. She’s been a pioneer in helping the public at large truly understand thyroid function and how to safely and naturally reverse even the most difficult thyroid issues. What’s even more powerful is that Dr. Myers is teaching all of us from firsthand experience as a thyroid patient herself. She’s here today to share her story and to share with you how to have amazing, vibrant health by optimizing the function of this remarkable gland.

In this episode you'll discover: How Dr. Amy Myers’ own thyroid struggles transformed her life and shifted her career. How conventional medicine treats hyperthyroid and hypothyroid conditions. Why having a functioning thyroid enables your body to respond to your lifestyle. What Grave’s disease is and the symptoms it causes. How conventional physicians tend to misdiagnose and mistreat thyroid conditions. Why normal thyroid labs doesn’t necessarily mean you have healthy thyroid function. What your various thyroid hormones are and what they do (this is important!). What can cause your reverse T3 to go out of optimal range. Why thyroid conditions are far more prevalent today. Which nutrient deficiencies can cause thyroid problems. How your gut health deeply impacts your thyroid function. The surprising ways that stress can cause severe thyroid problems. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
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