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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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This year has been a time for deep reflection, societal shifts, and hard conversations. Between being quarantined at home for months and our society experiencing an awakening of racial disparities, to say it’s a strange time would be an understatement.  While major events in the world might seem out of our control, we each hold so much power in our ability to create meaning, engage in important conversations, and spark change around us. On today’s show, Anne Stevenson is back to share her perspective on navigating relationships through difficult seasons, the power of empathy, and how we can all learn more—and in turn, do better.  You’re going to hear about maintaining bonds when under pressure, the importance of self-care, and why having a willingness to learn is at the root of real change. Anne is sharing tips on strengthening relationships, growing through difficulties, and what it takes to be a true ally. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How our relationship dynamic was forced to change in early 2020. What we can learn from our collective experience in quarantine.  Why Anne’s perspective on homeschooling recently evolved.  How to handle stress in relationships during this unique time. The importance of creating yearly goals.  Why now is an opportunity to up-level and strengthen your connections. The role that self-care plays in activism.  Why we all need to examine our own biases.  How education and a willingness to learn can help our society heal.  The pervasive problem with deflecting serious issues.  How compassion empathy can create change.  Why we’re in the midst of a rising of consciousness.  The three types of empathy.  What Black people really need from white allies.  Why studying is at the foundation of a well-rounded belief.  How education can strengthen your ability to call out injustices.  Ways you can encourage diversity within your community.  The importance of taking action on what resonates with you.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth - Get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Foursigmatic.com/model  - 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Being Productive in Times of Crisis with Amy Porterfield – Episode 409  We Need to Talk & It’s Going to Get Uncomfortable – Anne on The Chalene Show  The Most Overlooked Racial Health Disparity in Our World Today – Episode 416 Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Daniel Goleman – Episode 237 13th on Netflix When They See Us on Netflix  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie Over the last few months, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about how you should be avoiding others, staying indoors, and wearing a mask. While there’s certainly a time for being cautious, I’ve found myself wondering why news outlets aren’t sharing more empowering information. There is a lot you can do to improve your immune function and protect your body from chronic illnesses so that you can better fight off infections.  Feeling powerless and fearful is no way to navigate your life. Instead, I want you to be equipped with real, proven information that gives you peace and preparation. Together, we can change the conversation and shift from living in an epidemic of fear to thriving in our own knowledge and understanding.  On today’s show, we’re going to discuss questioning not only what you hear on the news, but also your own self-serving biases. We’re going to focus on working with the scientific evidence that we already have, instead of waiting and wishing for a different outcome. I hope this episode arms you with the education you need to feel empowered in your choices and take authority over your health.  In this episode you’ll discover: How a self-serving bias works, and how you can challenge it.  Why the US has been hit so hard by COVID-19. The three things you do every day that contribute to your cellular makeup. How many American citizens have diabetes or prediabetes. The link between immune function and viral infection deaths.  How conventional medicine and specialization can often miss the big picture.  The most effective thing we can do to improve the COVID-19 survival rate. How simply going on a short walk can boost your immune system. The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 infection rates. How quality sleep can improve your natural killer cell production. Why we need to better utilize the data we have on immune function. How chronic illnesses make us more susceptible to infectious diseases. The top three causes of death in the US. How many American people die from heart disease each year. What you need to know about exposure to carcinogens. The drawbacks of wearing a mask long-term. Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos – Episode 405 8 Powerful Ways to Manage Stress During Complicated Times – Episode 417 Why Quarantine Has Us More Unhealthy Than Ever – Episode 411 Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
Stress is a normal part of being human, and in our modern world, stress is something that we will always experience on some level. But lately it seems like stress triggers are in overdrive, and many of us are looking for ways to clear our minds and manage stress so that we can be our best selves.  In this compilation episode, you’ll learn advice and strategies from eight experts on how you can better manage stress. While it’s impossible to totally eliminate the stressors in your life, you have the capacity to build your resiliency. This episode will teach you how to modulate your stress so that you can maintain your happiness and health—no matter what is going on in the world around you. You’re going to hear about the different types of stress, and how your relationship with technology influences your stress levels. You’ll learn about the power of food, music, and exercise to manage stress, proven ways to improve your resiliency, and much more. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of doctor’s visits are due to stress-related illnesses. Why your brain needs downtime. What Micro Stress Doses are, and how to understand your personal threshold. The two types of stress that we experience. What xenohormetic molecules are.  The power of eating colorful foods.  What primary cilia are.  How sound can actually change cellular structure in your brain. Why play is a self-tuning mechanism for your brain.  The importance of taking inventory of your time.  What the Japanese term shinrn-yoku means.  Why cortisol is not inherently negative.  What cross-adaptation is.  Activities you can engage in to help you manage psychological stress.  How exercise can help build up your resilience to stress.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Surprising Science of Stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee – Episode 376 Why We Age & Why We Don’t Have To with Dr. David Sinclair – Episode 381  How Sound Influences Healing with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary – Episode 404 How Your Posture Affects Your Brain with Aaron Alexander – Episode 389 Brain Wash with Drs. David & Austin Perlmutter – Episode 392  The Microbiome-Emotion Connection with Dr. Jillian Teta – Episode 349  Hyperpalatable Foods & Sketchy Chemicals with Max Lugavere – Episode 403  The Extraordinary Link Between Exercise & Joy with Dr. Kelly McGonigal – Episode 393 The Stress Solution by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee  Lifespan by Dr. David Sinclair  Sound Medicine by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary  The Align Method by Aaron Alexander  Brain Wash by Drs. David & Austin Perlmutter  Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter  Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson Natural Solutions for Digestive Health by Dr. Jillian Teta  Genius Foods by Max Lugavere  The Joy of Movement by Dr. Kelly McGonigal TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend by Dr. Kelly McGonigal  Subscribe to The Model Health Show on YouTube to Enter the Giveaway!  * Download Transcript  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“Race and racism are a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets. I pray that we all have the strength for that journey, just as I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us.” – Michelle Obama  Long-standing, deep-seated racial inequities are being uncovered in every aspect of American life. Not only do many western illnesses (and even the pandemic) disproportionately affect Black people, but now we’re seeing a widespread public outcry about racism in our criminal justice system. If you’re at all familiar with The Model Health Show, you know my tendency to dig into the numbers, look at the data, and find the root cause of any issue. That’s what we’re going to dive into on today’s show. You’re going to gain a deeper understanding of systemic racism, racial profiling, and the disproportionate rates in which violence, poverty, homicide, and police brutality affect the Black community. I hope you will come into this episode with an open mind, and I also ask for your compassion as I share deeply personal and hurtful experiences.  I invite you to view these current events through my perspective and the culmination of my experiences as a Black man in America. I also want to encourage you to be part of the change—offering specific action steps you can take in your heart, your home, and your community.  In this episode you’ll discover: Where I come from, and how my early exposure to violence influenced me. What the second most influential factor in the lower lifespan of black men is. Why we need to start viewing violence as an epidemic of public health.  How our life experiences shape our viewpoints and outcomes. The experience that led me to always seek out truth.  How being involved in a desegregation program affected me.  An example of how societal norms can change in just one generation. My experiences being racially profiled by the police and other authority figures. The core issue that our society needs to address.  Why I believe racial injustice is still an undercurrent in our society.  The importance of recognizing your own cognitive biases. History of Black Wall Street.  How education and exposure can facilitate deep change.  The link between poverty and violence, and what you can do to help.  What qualified immunity is, and why we need to speak up about it. The qualities and training that I believe should be mandatory for police officers.  How to leverage your vote to create systemic change.  What you need to know about prosecutor-police relationships. How to use your voice as a force for compassion, equality, and love.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth ⇐ get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! The World Is Facing Great Challenges with Dr. Michael Beckwith – Episode 415 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell When They See Us on Netflix  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama  Our society is experiencing deep disconnection, turmoil, and uncertainty. As we face two devastating crises, we also have an incredible opportunity. We get to decide if we will remain in fear, struggle, and disconnection—or instead create a brighter future focused on solutions, equality, and connection.  I couldn’t think of anyone better suited to address this topic than Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Michael is a thought leader, spiritual teacher, and the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. His message has proved to be of abundant inspiration and empowerment to me personally, and I hope you will receive the same gift from this interview.  This episode is about finding empowerment in times of despair and turmoil, opening your mind and heart to new paradigms, and how to step into a more elevated way of being. Michael is sharing his powerful insights on spiritual growth, societal change, and being an active participant in changing not only yourself but the world around you. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How spiritual principles are like gravity. What the virus of the mind is. The two different paradigms we’re caught between. What fear does to your immune system. Where solutions come from.  How to transmute fear into excitement and enthusiasm. What unfoldment is.  How fear holds us back from creativity and innovation. The difference between being a consumer and a creator.  Why the US healthcare system is flawed. How to increase your baseline of joy.  The questions you should ask yourself when you feel stuck.  What compassion really means.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Life Visioning Process by Michael Beckwith Agape International Spiritual Center Connect with Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith Website / Facebook / Instagram   Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
Much of what you hear in the media about COVID-19 comes from a place of fear and uncertainty. Even the word pandemic itself incites a certain level of fear. But fear doesn’t paint a clear picture or give us solutions—only science can do that.  That’s why I wanted to bring on an expert in the field of epidemiology to help us take a more rational, evidence-based approach to protect our health during this time. Dr. Alan Preston is a former professor of epidemiology & biostatistics. Today he’s helping us make sense of the data so we can make more informed, sensible decisions when it comes to protecting our health.  You’re going to learn about the basics of epidemiology, interpreting data, and the function of the immune system. Dr. Preston is sharing why the information you see in the media doesn’t paint the full picture and the importance of accurate data. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What an epidemiologist actually does. The difference between incidence and prevalence rates. An important distinction between asymptomatic and presymptomatic. The truth about accurate reporting in the media.  How to take personal responsibility for your health.  The two big mistakes that made New York a hotspot for COVID-19. Why generalizing data is a problem. How death counts are reported.  The societal impacts of long-term quarantine. How stress and toxin production are interconnected.  Why vaccinations aren’t the answer that many are looking for. How your immune system evolves and adapts. Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth ⇐ get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Connect with Dr. Alan Preston LinkedIn  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad It can be easy to become weighed down by external circumstances, especially right now. All of us are adjusting to a new normal and trying to navigate circumstances that we’ve never encountered before. In a time when there are more uncertainties and stressors than ever, it’s important to remember the innate power that you hold to navigate your life’s direction.  Today you’re going to hear ten uplifting, motivating messages to remind you of your capacity to create a life that you love. You’ll hear about how you can create a healthier stress response in your body and how to take control of your mind. This episode contains tips for goal setting, creating happiness, and setting your own boundaries of what is possible for you.  If you’ve recently felt like you’ve lost motivation or perspective, know that you’re not alone in that. What truly matters is your ability to recognize that, pivot, and understand the gravity of your potential to create change. I hope this episode inspires you to take back your power and build a mind, body, and life that you’ve intentionally chosen. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: Why stress is not inherently negative.  What the stress mindset effect is. How the way you think about stress affects your immune system. What intention deficit disorder is. The power of establishing an intention. Why obstacles are necessary for achieving your goals. What you can learn from the difficult times in your life. The benefits of cultivating a meditation practice.  How to start playing by your own rules and create fulfillment.  The three things your soul wants.  Why you should identify where you think best.  How making excuses eliminates possibilities and hope. Why finding happiness is a myth.  How you can change your future.  Items mentioned in this episode include: MagicSpoon.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for free shipping!  Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Wild History of Cereal and Public Health – Episode 412 The Link Between Exercise & Human Connection with Dr. Kelly McGonigal – Episode 393 The 4 Stages of Personal Growth with Dr. Michael Beckwith – Episode 365 The Truth About Hard Work with Bo Eason – Episode 367 Turn Your Struggle Into Strength with Shaun T. – Episode 252 7 Mind-Blowing Ways That Meditation Improves Your Health – Episode 378 The 5 Biggest Myths About Meditation with Light Watkins – Episode 267 Create an Extraordinary Mind with Vishen Lakhiani – Episode 357 Reclaim Your Time & Build Your Life Resume with Jesse Itzler – Episode 312 How to Change Your State & Age in Reverse with Natalie Jill – Episode 347 Build Your Mental Fitness & Become Relentless with Tim Grover – Episode 324  Taking Bold Action & Making Time for What’s Important with Pat Flynn – Episode 370 The Life Visioning Process by Michael Beckwith * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
During these unusual and challenging times, it’s more important than ever to take care of our minds and bodies. Unfortunately, the data is showing a different reality; more and more Americans are turning to the comfort of processed and packaged foods. Specifically, cereal brands have seen increased sales across the board in recent months.  As a longtime cereal lover, I have a deep understanding of the nostalgia, joy, and comfort that can accompany a bowl of cereal. But I also want us to have a better grasp on the health implications, marketing ploys, and the complex history of the advent of breakfast cereals. Today, you’re going to learn about cereal’s strange origins, including a decade-by-decade summary of how cereal became so engrained in our society.     We’re covering the bizarre facts that led to modern-day cereal, the truth about fortified breakfast foods, and the marketing ploys that continue to drive cereal sales today. Cereal is a pervasive piece of breakfast culture in America, and today you’re going to learn how it became popularized. More importantly, you’ll gain an understanding of how cereal impacts your health, how to incorporate healthier choices, and a more ideal way to start your day.  In this episode you’ll discover: How the quarantine has increased sales of processed foods. The truth about fortified food products. How breakfast foods have evolved over time. The odd history behind the advent of breakfast cereal. How hormones are influenced by sugar intake. The link between breakfast cereals and outlandish marketing claims. How television changed advertising for cereal brands.  What a gascromatagraph is. The problem with artificial flavors and colorings. How many commercials about food children are exposed to by age five.  What percentage of food companies’ marketing budgets are aimed towards children. How cereal mascots create brand loyalty with consumers. The shocking differences between eating a high carb and a high protein breakfast. Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! MagicSpoon.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for free shipping!  Why Quarantine Has Us More Unhealthy Than Ever – Episode 411 Stress Activated Food & Intermittent Fasting with Ori Hofmekler – Episode 261 Subscribe to The Model Health Show on YouTube to Enter the Giveaway!  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
As a society, we are navigating a strange and uncharted time in human history. While local governments are enforcing shelter in place orders and placing restrictions on outdoor activities, many folks are finding their health declining as a result. Isolation can result in a change in lifestyle and nutritional habits for many people, not to mention the mental and domestic issues that can arise. Today I want to continue the conversation around how collectively, we can proactively move the needle in a positive direction. You’re going to hear some fascinating data regarding the impact of this social and economic shutdown. We’re diving into new studies regarding the effects quarantine has on human diet, exercise, and overall well-being.  Being your best self is not only a culmination of your diet and exercise habits, but it’s also the way you think, act, and treat those around you. This episode contains tips regarding changing your mindset and biases, and the importance of staying active, positive, and kind amidst a crisis. As always, we’re diving into the studies, and I hope something in this episode resonates with you. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: The unintended benefit that the lockdown has had on air quality. What percentage of the human body is comprised of viruses. How viruses allowed humans to evolve and procreate.  Why it takes time for the truth to become widely accepted. How your brain works like a puzzle. What selective perception is. How confirmation bias works. Two ways to train your brain to become more open-minded.  What the one true protective agent against illness is.  The link between sleep deprivation and infection rates. What type of exercise can result in a short-term immune system boost. The role vitamin D plays in immune function.  How getting fresh air can protect us from infections.  The negative unintended consequences of self-quarantine on society.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth ⇐ get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership!  Global Pandemic & The Human Virome – Episode 405 * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
Now more than ever, it’s critical that we arm our bodies with the essentials that it needs to stay healthy. If you want to protect your health, quality restorative sleep is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal.  Sleep impacts all the major pillars of your health, including your immune function, body composition, your mind, and your performance. You sleep is a huge player in regulating your hormones, inflammation levels, and so much more.  Today you’re going to learn seven little-known ways your sleep quality impacts your daily life. You’ll hear about how physical attributes like skin quality and body fat are tied to your sleep habits. We’re also covering the ways in which motor skills, mood, and personality can shift based on your sleep habits. This episode is jam-packed with the science you need to become motivated to implement a more consistent sleep routine. I hope this episode will inspire you to prioritize sleep so that you can optimize your health. So listen in, take good notes, and get ready to craft better sleep habits!  In this episode you’ll discover: The surprising neuro association of wearing pajamas.  How sleep deprivation influences attractiveness and skin health.  What adequate sleep has to do with sun exposure recovery. The important role cholesterol plays in the body. Simple solutions to combat snoring. The link between inflammation and lack of sleep.  How fat cells respond to insulin. The science behind how getting more sleep can aid in fat loss. How your motor skills are influenced by your sleep wellness. The seasonal variations in your immune system. How quality sleep can help you recover more quickly from illnesses. The truth about the efficacy of hand sanitizer. What cytokines are and how they relate to sleep. How your mood and personality are influenced by your sleep quality.  What telomeres are and how they influence lifespan. Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson Natural Treatment for High Cholesterol – Episode 1 Global Pandemic & The Human Virome – Episode 405 The Telomere Effect with Dr. Elissa Epel – Episode 205 * Download Transcript  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
We’re in the thick of a complicated and uncharted time of human history. Aside from the devastating effects of the virus, many folks are finding themselves financially distressed from the shift in our economy. I want you to know that within every crisis lies an opportunity, and if you’re looking for an opportunity, now is your time. While the word recession might conjure up negative connotations, history shows us that these economic shifts have always created a path for new ways of doing things. Many businesses are pivoting toward offering online services, and with a little creativity, you can do the same. I believe that no matter who you are or where you come from, you have unique skills and gifts you can offer to the world. Today, you’re going to learn how to make an income from those gifts. In this episode, you’re going to learn from one of the best online business coaches in the game, Amy Porterfield. Whether you’re temporarily working from home, have lost your job, or are an existing entrepreneur, Amy is bringing incredible value that you utilize to come out of this pandemic better than before. You’re going to learn how to harness your existing skillset to create revenue streams, how to set clear boundaries when you’re working from home, and how to identify your unique expertise. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How a change in the economy can bring forward new opportunities. The importance of channeling your resourcefulness. Why now is the time to get scrappy and allow yourself to make mistakes. Two different ways you can show up and help people. How to use your existing skills and knowledge to serve others. Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about charging for your services or products. How to figure out what your expertise is.  Three myths that are holding you back from generating an income online. How to ethically launch a business during a crisis. Tips for maintaining a productive and focused workflow at home. The two productivity tools Amy uses in her business daily.  Why creating an email list is so important for entrepreneurs. How expecting perfection holds you back. Amy’s morning routine and rituals for maintaining her health from home. Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Organifi.com ⇐ Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Asana Slack Mailchimp Connect with Amy Porterfield Website / Podcast  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
Now, more than ever, we’re immersed in an influx of information, notifications, and a plethora of stimuli fighting for our attention. Between our devices, ads, and social media, our brains are easily held captive to endless distractions. While none of these distractions are inherently evil, it’s our responsibility to monitor and intentionally direct our attention. If you want to learn how to harness the power of your mind, there’s no better person on the planet to learn from than Jim Kwik. Jim is the world’s foremost expert in accelerated learning and memory, a speed-reading expert, and the most frequent guest on The Model Health Show! Jim is back on the show to share more of his game-changing tips to upgrade your brain, accelerate your learning skills, and unlock an exceptional life.  You’re going to hear about how to expand your mindset, motivation, and methods so that you can truly be limitless in whatever you wish to achieve. As always, Jim is serving up concrete and effective tools you can use to maximize your potential and harness your superpowers. You’re going to learn how the things that keep you stuck in a rut are the very things that can empower and liberate you. I truly hope you enjoy (and apply) the powerful insights from this episode.   In this episode you’ll discover: The question that inspired the Limitless framework. How our self-imposed labels become limits.  The three components of the Limitless model. How to change the way you think about motivation. The four digital supervillains that hold us back from learning and focusing. How your memory is similar to a physical muscle. What task switching is, and how it decreases your time management. The one skill you need to master in the 21st century.  How many thoughts we have per day. Why your brain acts primarily as a deletion device.  How the human brain is like the Instagram algorithm.  The three questions you need to ask to turn knowledge into power.  How to improve your concentration muscle. Which of your senses is most heavily tied to memory and recall.  Why handwritten notes are better for retention. The difference between note-taking and note-making.  Why information tied with emotion is unforgettable. Practical tips to learn how to read faster.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Limitless by Jim Kwik ⇐ Preorder the book and get your free 10-day course! Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck Kwik Brain 013: How to Take Notes for Rapid Recall Improve Your Memory & Read Faster with Jim Kwik – Episode 56  Connect with Jim Kwik Website / Podcast / Twitter / Instagram * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
During this unprecedented time, we’re all at home—but on some level we’re all in this together. If you find yourself itching to get back to normalcy, it’s important to remember that this time is an opportunity for significant growth and introspection. None of us will come out of this unchanged, but it’s up to you to determine how you will cope. Will you allow your mind to become consumed by fear and anxiety, or will you choose to manage your stress and practice peace? My mission is for you to come out of this experience better and stronger than you came into it. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about maintaining your health at home, understanding your risk level, and optimizing your mind and body to thrive under any circumstance.  You’re going to learn about understanding the root cause of the pervasive fear in our society, and how to find inner peace when the world seems overwhelming. This episode contains tips for building mental health and clarity, plus how to shift your workout regimen while you’re stuck at home. I hope this episode inspires you to remain internally calm, healthy and connected no matter what is happening in the world. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What it means to give yourself a mental treat. The definition of the Japanese term shinrin-yoku and how it can reduce anxiety. How exercise can change expression of genes in the brain. Why you don’t need a gym to work out, and how to become more physically literate. How walking can improve your immune function. Why keeping a consistent sleep schedule is so important. How to address loneliness during social isolation.  Ways to strengthen connection with your loved ones from a distance. The fascinating benefits of having a pet. How human touch triggers anti-anxiety and anti-depression compounds. The third leading cause of death in the US.  How human interaction helps build immunity. Why wearing a face mask isn’t as effective as you might think. The one thing you can control in life. Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos – Episode 405 Take Control of Your Financial Health with Jemal King – Episode 325 Taking Bold Action & Helping People Win with Pat Flynn – Episode 370 Recharge Your Health & Happiness by Decluttering with Chalene Johnson – Episode 287 Creating Wealth & Building a Meaningful Life with Andy Frisella – Episode 277 Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
What are the action steps you need to take to get from where you are to where you want to be? Most people have dreams and ambitions, but no idea how to reach them. Today you’re going to learn about how to create a roadmap to reach your biggest goals. For over 40 years, Jack Canfield has been teaching folks from all walks of life how to reach their potential and create a life they love. Jack is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing empire, and one of my personal mentors in life. Today, he’s here to share the life-changing insights from his newest book, The Success Principles Workbook. You’re going to hear some of Jack’s best and most effective principles to success. I know from personal experience that if you apply these tips and strategies, you’ll see profound changes in your results. So listen in and take detailed notes—this episode is a game-changer!  In this episode you’ll discover: How much time you should commit to learning a new skill. Why the victim mentality stops you from reaching your potential. The main reason why people complain. One question you should ask when you find yourself complaining. How excuses steal your future. The power of being solution-oriented. Three things you need to know if you want to be successful. How carrying around resentment holds you back. The power of deciding what you want in life. Why most people have subconscious limiting beliefs. What a joy review is and how it can help you determine what you want. How asking questions can help you succeed. The importance of surrounding yourself with successful individuals. What the poker chip theory of self-esteem is. How visualizing and verbalizing your goals brings them to fruition.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! The Success Principles Workbook by Jack Canfield The Success Principles by Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday Loving What Is by Byron Katie Jack Canfield’s 101 Goals List Jack Canfield’s Trainings Connect with Jack Canfield Website / Facebook / Instagram * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
The coronavirus pandemic is undoubtedly a devastating outbreak that has disrupted our society in a widespread manner. Hospitals are overburdened, economies are crashing, and our modern society has been forever impacted. According to the CDC, the United States is amid the acceleration phase of the pandemic. But our country has been in a health epidemic for much longer than the lifespan of this virus. Today we’re going to explore what viruses are, how they work, and how we can best protect our bodies from becoming infected. On a bigger picture, you’re going to learn about optimizing and fortifying your immune system year-round, and how to proactively create a community-centered on health and wellness.  I hope to start a conversation that is centered on facts, rationale, and the empowerment that exists when you take care of your body and your community. As always, I wish health and safety for you and your loved ones. I hope this episode inspires you to support and improve your health not only today but for your entire life.  In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of the human genome is comprised of endogenous viruses. The link between viruses and their hosts.  How bacteria and viruses differ in size.  Why viruses are medically treated differently than bacteria.  What COVID-19 actually is.  How viruses mutate and adapt.  The problem with naming viruses after places or animals.  How the human immune system works to fight invaders. What humoral immunity is.  Why social distancing protects our medical system. The link between chronic illnesses and coronavirus fatalities.  How fear and worry negatively impact our behavior and body chemistry. What the nocebo effect is, and how it works.   4 practical things you can do to fortify your immune system. Why walking is beneficial for immune function. What cytokines are, and their relation to sleep. Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other immune support natural remedies! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Natural Solutions for Diabetes and the Obesity Epidemic – Episode 91 Mind Over Medicine with Dr. Lissa Rankin – Episode 144 Mind Over Medicine by Dr. Lissa Rankin * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
Have you ever considered how sound could improve your life? We’ve all experienced the calming effects of crashing waves or the way the sound of rain can induce a state of relaxation. And chances are, you’ve probably used music at some point to help you process or manage your emotions.  In her new book, Sound Medicine, Dr. Kulreet Chaudry explains the biochemical and physiological effects of sound. Sound has the capability to make a tremendous impact on our cells, boost our mood, and even heal diseases. Today you’re going to learn exactly what sound is and how we perceive it as humans. You’ll hear the multifaceted ways sound can improve your health, from both conventional medicine and ancient wisdom perspective. This conversation is a comprehensive look at sound medicine and the healing power that mantras have on our brains. No matter where you are on your health journey, this episode has something you can utilize to optimize your body and mind.  In this episode you’ll discover: The power of meditation. What sound actually is, and how we experience it.  The mechanics behind how humans are able to hear.  How sounds and feelings are interconnected. The incredible magnitude of influence our words have. How sound can change our biochemistry. The mind-blowing way sound can change the cellular structure in the brain.  What primary cilia are.  How frequencies are used in conventional medicine.  Why music is intentionally curated in stores and restaurants.  How sounds can change our physiology.  The healing power of reverberations in nature.  What resonance is.  Which ailments have been improved with sound therapy.  What transcendental sound is. Tips to start your own mantra practice.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Sound Medicine by Kulreet Chaudhary, MD Sri Narayani Holistic Centre Connect with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary Website / Facebook / Twitter  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
Our modern world is incredible. We’ve got access to the best medicine in the history of mankind, wi-fi, social media, and podcasts. But there’s no denying that our convenience-based lifestyles have damaged our relationship with things like food inputs, activity levels, toxic burdens, and circadian rhythms. To make a shift that supports your biology, you don’t have to cut out all of your modern amenities and devices. We just need to be more intentional about creating an environment that allows our brains and bodies to perform at their optimal function.  Today, you’re going to learn how to realistically implement habits and behaviors to heal your body and strengthen your brain. Max Lugavere is back to share the actionable research from his newest book, The Genius Life. Not only is Max digging deep into the science behind enhancing your health, but he’s also sharing practical habit shifts we can all engage in. Max is bringing all of his best recommendations on how to revitalize your body and brain so that you can become your best self. We’re going to cover how and when to eat, the importance of different vitamins for your health, how to limit your toxic exposure in a practical way, and so much more. So click play, apply what resonates with you, and enjoy!   In this episode you’ll discover: The truth about counting calories. Why ultra-processed foods can lead to addiction. How eating whole foods can naturally regulate your hunger signals. What the thermic effect of feeding is. The metabolic advantages of consuming protein.  Three elements that make a food hyperpalatable.  What mTOR and AMPK are, and how they work together. The importance of optimizing your vitamin D levels. How vitamin D plays a role in multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. What the supplement astaxanthin does in the body. The differences between magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate. How to make informed decisions about sunscreen. The history of BPA, and why you should consider using fewer plastics. What you need to know about flossing. The three P’s of detoxifying.  How optimizing your sleep can improve your overall health.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! The Genius Life by Max Lugavere Genius Foods by Max Lugavere The Genius Life Podcast with Ra of Earth – Episode 73 Connect with Max Lugavere Website / Podcast / Instagram * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
What do you think of when you hear the term “women’s health?” Traditionally, women’s healthcare is limited to maintaining the health of the reproductive system. Standard practices in women’s health include pelvic exams, mammography, and pregnancy and childbirth services. And while those services certainly have their role, women have many other systems in their body than just their reproductive organs. Just like everything else in healthcare, it’s time to stop compartmentalizing women and start thinking of their bodies as interconnected, holistic beings. Women are far more likely than men to suffer from autoimmune diseases, anxiety, migraines, and Alzheimer’s disease. This is because of unique functions and risk factors in the female brain that have been ignored in the healthcare field—until now.  In her new book, The XX Brain, Dr. Lisa Mosconi fills in the gaps on women’s health and shares research-based insights on how to protect and sustain the female brain. Her work is massively shifting the conversation around what actually differentiates women from men, and more importantly how to nurture and appreciate those differences. I hope this episode will inspire and empower you to maximize your brain health and live a longer, healthier life.  In this episode you’ll discover: The definition of bikini medicine. How men and women’s brains differ in terms of functionality. The statistics on Alzheimer’s disease prevalence in women. What structural connectivity is. How the XX chromosomes are related to brain function. What estradiol is. The impacts that estrogen has on the female brain. Why the onset of Alzheimer’s is not like catching a cold. How procedures like a hysterectomy affect the brain. The difference between biological age and hormonal age. What the grandmother hypothesis is. The two species that can survive after their fertile window ends. What you need to know about hormone replacement therapy. The number one cause of early menopause. Why at-home genetic testing kits aren’t always accurate. The importance of protecting your brain with antioxidants. How gut health and hormone function are related. Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! The XX Brain by Lisa Mosconi, PhD Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi, PhD Natural Treatments for Fibroid Tumors – Episode 148 Eating for Cognitive Power with Dr. Lisa Mosconi – Episode 319 Connect with Dr. Lisa Mosconi Website / Instagram * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” – Michelle Obama  In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the most impactful and brilliant women I’ve had the chance to interview on The Model Health Show. This episode is a compilation of ten of the most powerful, inspiring women that have shared their insights on the show. On this compilation episode, you’re going to hear valuable tips on topics ranging from weathering life’s storms, to appreciating your body, to building strong and sustainable relationships. You’ll hear about stepping into your power, the impact of setting clear priorities, and how shifting your perception and realizing your value can change your life.  Whether you are a woman, love a woman, or were born from a woman, I know these insights will bring value to your life. I sincerely hope something in this compilation will resonate with you and help you on your path to becoming your best self. Happy International Women’s Day! In this episode you’ll discover: How the women in my life have influenced the way I see the world. What your number one job should be every day.  How shining a light on your insecurities gives you authority. The power that your words have on your reality. Why realizing your innate value can transform your life. How self-love can uplift you and allow you to reach your potential. The importance of setting clear priorities. Why connecting with a therapist can help you align your words with your actions. The two major things you need to remind yourself during a difficult season of life. How to break the cycle of being a victim.  Why gaining a deeper understanding of yourself can improve your habits. How thinking of your body as a gift can change the way you behave. What an expectation hangover is, and the three things that contribute to it. Why uncertainty is so difficult for the human brain. How women can step into their superpower. The power of having the courage to set boundaries in relationships.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Transformationalnutrition.com/model ⇐ Take the ITN Health Coaching quiz!  Increase Your Sense of Value with Lisa Nichols – Episode 234 Gaining Strength from Adversity with Andrea Navedo – Episode 290 Reprogram Your Life for Better Health with Marisa Peer – Episode 387 How to Find More Peace & Happiness with Jane Wambui Kaberere – Episode 359 Recharge Your Health & Motivation with Chalene Johnson – Episode 287 Redefining What It Means to Be Fit & Healthy with Lita Lewis – Episode 288 Transforming Your Body & Mind with Cynthia Garcia – Episode 308 The Intersection of Health, Fitness, & Faith with Isabel Price – Episode 328 Eliminate Self-Sabotage with Christine Hassler – Episode 273 Create a Culture of Health in Your Family with Anne Stevenson – Episode 292 * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
Mental illness has been stigmatized in society since the beginning of time. And although society as a whole is becoming more educated and compassionate about this issue, we still have a long way to go in terms of changing the paradigm around mental illness. Today’s guest is leading the charge on this issue. Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist, speaker, 10-time New York Times bestselling author, and one of my great teachers in life. Today he’s back on The Model Health Show to share the paradigm-shifting information from his new book, The End of Mental Illness. This information encompasses everything from improving the health of the brain to alter your emotions to physically shifting the way your body operates through brain health. Your brain dictates your behavior, the way you see the world around you, and your overall health. I hope Dr. Amen’s insights will inspire you to change the way you think about mental health and begin taking steps toward creating and sustaining a healthier brain. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: How Dr. Amen became interested in medical imaging. The problem with the term “mental illness.” How deprivation can lead to issues with the brain. What SPECT imaging is, and the three things we can learn from its results. How improving brain health can make therapy more effective. A brief history of psychology treatments.  What the different brain types are, and how they operate. Signs of low blood flow to the brain. The difference between animal-based and plant-based omega 3’s. How to know if there’s inflammation in your body, and how to reduce it. What a mind storm is.  How traumatic events can actually change your brain. What percentage of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic. The correlation between body weight and blood flow to the brain. Why sleep is so important for brain health. Three strategies to take care of your brain. The four circles of the BRIGHT MINDS approach.  How we can cure our society’s epidemics by focusing on brain health. Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! The End of Mental Illness by Daniel Amen, MD ⇐ Preorder to claim your gifts! Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen, MD Healing ADD by Daniel Amen, MD Memory Rescue by Daniel Amen, MD Change Your Brain, Change Your Body by Dr. Daniel Amen, MD  The Daniel Plan by Daniel Amen, MD Amen Clinics Justin Bieber: Seasons  The Surprising Connection Between Your Purpose & Success – Episode 380  Connect with Dr. Daniel Amen Website / Facebook / Twitter  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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ForexTraderNYC

came here after finding shawn on r jim kwik podcast..shawn is one decent intelligent articulate guy i finally got to learn from his stories what black ppl go thru it is indeed wrong n scary thx shawn great podcast subscribing definitely.. story of his friends dad dying was tough 1 ..teary myself

Jun 26th
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April Payne

having issues playing this episode. anyone else?

Jun 3rd
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Denise Fleming

Loved this episode! Two of my favourite people on one podcast. Can't wait to read Jim Kwik's book!

Apr 24th
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Demon Jackson

The intros are sooooooooooo loonnnnnnggggggg..jeez. At least 13 minutes to fast forward through.

Apr 22nd
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Helen Ross

What a great ep. Such fantastic info with the usual good humour and balance. Thanks.

Apr 4th
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Brent Nuttall

great information about the virus, but didnt care for the preaching at the end.

Apr 1st
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Melissa Telfer

Thaaank you for this well thought out, accurate, intelligent episode!! 💙

Apr 1st
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Ryan Slot

Great episode. Especially the ending.

Apr 1st
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Jason Frazier

Wow! Awesome history class. I loved the way you started this podcast.

Feb 5th
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Liesl Barraza

Your show is amazing!! Is not just about fitness is about health. Thank you guys

Jan 9th
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Vanessa Pitt

OMG what an amazing episode and the perfect day for me to listen as I spent half my day having being triggered by my "I'm not good enough" story. I live in England and really enjoy listening to your podcast after discovering your book Sleep Smarter on Audible!! This goes up there as one of my favourite episodes alongside Joe Dispenza. Thank you so much for being you and sharing yourself so generously 😁

Dec 17th
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Toni Renee Froman Harner

Uhg, with a degree in science, background in health, also a nursing degree , this man is clueless

Dec 3rd
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Ali Ali

35 mins the idea of downtime resonated with me. Thanks for that!!

Oct 31st
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Michelle Debrunner

🤯🤯

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Harry synch

recently he mentioned writing out for financial goals for 60 days in a row. Where can I find out how to write your financial goals in detailed way he describes... which book? thanks

Sep 5th
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Bee Stone

Wow- this was exactly what I needed! (big surprise - NOT! 😊) I haven't listened to MBB for about a year but love his msg. So wonderful to hear your conversation!! Thank youuuuuuu!!!

Aug 31st
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Kristina Kocsis

you never do fitness nutrition podcasts anymore, these topics aren't my fav

Aug 28th
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Tim Stinson

This was a really good episode!

Aug 12th
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Tim Stinson

The whole body image thing is horrible. I'm a man and I'm obese and trying to loose weight and I get stared at while walking, laughed at, I've even had people laugh while taking pictures of me. And I moved from the US to Norway and it just got worse. And everywhere I go people constantly have to tell me I'm not loosing weight fast enough and that's all they want to talk about. Also when I wear things for family events I'll get comments that I am to fat to wear something like that. It doesn't bother me as much anymore but it's killed my confidence and self esteem. And what's even worse is people I know who are just slightly over weight get the same talks from people. They may not get the laughs and stuff but it's like they are never good enough, they want everyone to look like Thor or captain amaerica. And my wife gets it even worse from her mom and sisters. They have the mind set that she need to be a skinny blonde. And she has to have everything approved by her mom before she can wear when we visit her and she is 30 years old lol. It is so ridiculous . I get some people just want to help. But we really need to change the way we treat people when it comes to this.

Aug 12th
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Cindy See Scardino

I would like to order the green juice. do you have a code for the discount?

Jun 30th
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