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The almighty scale is a tool that many folks use to track their health and fitness, but it’s just one tool. There are many other measurements of health that can determine how healthy you truly are, including things like sleep quality, metabolic health, body fat percentage, and energy levels. Your weight is just one benchmark, and it in no way illustrates the full out-picturing of your health or your value as a human.   On this episode, Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells is back on The Model Health Show to discuss why focusing exclusively on the scale can actually diminish your health. She’s going to share which biomarkers you should concentrate on instead, and how to focus on true health instead of just the number on the scale. We’re also going to talk about the benefits of exercise, the truth about cellulite, and how women can train in accordance with their cycles.  If you’ve ever unhealthily obsessed over the number on the scale, Noelle’s message will resonate with you. She is truly one of my favorite people, and I hope this episode is empowering and supportive of your goals. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show!  In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of American adults are metabolically healthy.  The problem with how health has been defined in the fitness industry.  Why focusing exclusively on a goal weight can lead to poor health.  The problem with trying to get back to your high school weight. Why fluctuations in weight are natural and normal. The importance of making decisions based on what your body needs.  How stress impacts our physiology.  Important biomarkers (other than weight) you can use to assess your health. The connection between spending time in nature, vitamin D, and wellness. Why managing your stress is a critical piece of overall health. The power of saying no.  Why women need to eat more calories in the second half of their cycle. How exercise can improve your health (whether or not you lose weight!) The link between having an active lifestyle and COVID-19 outcomes. How strength training improves bone density.  Why listening to your body is more important than maintaining a workout schedule. The truth about cellulite.  What the infradian rhythm is, and how women can exercise in accordance with it. Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Get a FREE sample pack—just pay shipping! -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Connect with Noelle Tarr Website / Podcast / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
Social media provides an avenue for us to connect with loved ones from afar and gives us access to a wide array of resources and information. But did you know that the average person spends three to five hours per day switching between the apps on their phone? While technology can be a wonderful and expansive tool, it’s important that we set boundaries and use it in a way that helps us, not hinders us.  On today’s show, you’re going to discover how social media might be impacting various aspects of your life—including mental health, sleep quality, weight, and productivity. You’ll learn how modern technology is specifically designed to keep you hooked, and how it can affect your psychology. More importantly, you’re going to learn some practical tips you can use to ensure healthy habits with your devices.  While social media might be a relatively new invention, it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’s in our best interests to develop and maintain healthy boundaries that allow social media to supplement our real life. My goal with this episode is to arm you with information and tactics you can use to ensure that technology is a beneficial part of your life. If you’re ready to take control of your devices and apps, this episode is for you.  In this episode you’ll discover: How many hours per day the average person spends on their smartphone. The statistics on time spent reading. How dopamine is connected to your social media habits. Why our inherent negativity bias makes us more sensitive to negative comments. How social media likes are designed to impact our psychology.  The impact social media can have on your sense of self-value. How comparison on social media makes us more predisposed to depression. The connection between sedentary behavior and social media usage. How our environment can make us more susceptible to addiction.  Why social media is created to break down your self-regulation skills. The importance of cultivating real-world relationships.   How your social media behaviors can impact your sleep quality. What effects our devices have on our circadian clock.  The percentage of Americans that sleep with their phones within arm’s reach. How to remove the temptation of social media while you’re working. Why you should be cognizant of which apps are sending you notifications. The power of setting a screen curfew. What it means to social distance from your phone.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! How Social Media Affects Our Psychology with Adam Alter – Episode 434 Irresistible by Adam Alter  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria, as well as other microorganisms that make up the gut microbiome. The health of the gut has been proven to affect immune function, skin health, cognitive ability, and more. If your gut health happens to be out of whack, it can also manifest in many ways beyond obvious digestive symptoms. An imbalanced gut can create symptoms such as cravings, poor sleep quality, and lack of concentration, to name a few.  If you want to learn how to optimize your gut health, this episode is for you. Today’s guest, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, is an award-winning gastroenterologist, a bestselling author, and a gut health expert. He’s back on The Model Health Show to share five major classifications of gut microbes, what we can learn about our health from our poop, and simple tips to improve your microbiome health.  We’re diving deep into topics like the war on bacteria, the future of personalized nutrition, food intolerances, and so much more. No matter your background, diet, or knowledge base, you can always strive to improve your gut health. And on today’s show, Dr. B is going to show you how!  In this episode you’ll discover: How prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics work.  The revolution that’s taking place in science right now.  How the microorganisms in our gut behave. The role our microbes have played in human evolution. Approximately how many microbes live in our gut. How antibiotics were developed and implemented. A history of the war on bacteria.  What you should know about candida.  How archaea work in the body.  Why destruction is not a sustainable approach to balancing gut health.  Which intestinal parasite is beneficial for the metabolism.  The importance of personalized nutrition. What percentage of our genetic code comes from our microbes. How to know if you’re having gut health problems. What you can learn about your health from your poop.  One of the biggest misconceptions about gut health and bowel movements. How viruses interact with our microbes.  Why challenge and adaptation are beneficial for our bodies. The link between the microbiome and the immune system. Two diet approaches for fixing food intolerances. The importance of consuming fermented foods.   Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! How Your Gut Controls Your Weight with Dr. Will Bulisiewicz – Episode 547 Our Misguided Battle Against Microbes with Dr. Will Buisiewicz – Episode 440 The Fiber Fueled Cookbook by Dr. Will Bulisiewicz Fiber Fueled by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz  ZOE Connect with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Website / Instagram / Facebook  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
Millions of Americans suffer from digestive problems like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation. Beyond that, even more folks struggle with conditions like autoimmune disease, food allergies, skin problems, and mood disorders—all of which can be traced back to one root cause: gut disruption. Compromised gut health is a major barrier to good health in our society, but luckily there are a few clear action steps we can take to restore the functionality of our gut.  Integrative gastroenterologist and microbiome expert, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, is back on The Model Health Show to share the latest research on gut health. You’re going to learn the about link between gut health and cognition, how our lifestyle choices shape our microbiome health, and in turn influence our long-term health outcomes. She’s also sharing the three commonly prescribed medications that are destroying your gut health and making you more susceptible to COVID-19. You’ll also hear about specific things you can eat to cultivate a healthy gut.  What I love about Dr. Chutkan is her approach to health and medicine. She is an advocate of root-cause treatment, and empowering and educating patients about their own health. If you’re striving for better health, it all starts in the gut, and Dr. Chutkan is a truly amazing expert in this field. I hope this episode empowers you to take control of your gut health and advocate for yourself. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What psychogenic fecal retention is. The definition of integrative gastroenterology.  How anxiety is linked to the gut.  The link between frequent antibiotic use and cognitive decline.  What to ask your doctor before accepting a prescription for antibiotics. The importance of being an active advocate in your health care.  What polypharmacy is.  Which commonly prescribed medications are making us more susceptible to viruses.  How the ACE receptors in the intestines work.  What happens when you take a proton pump inhibitor.  Why stomach acid is one of the body’s most potent defense mechanisms.   What your microbiome can tell you about your health outcomes and susceptibilities. Why fiber is critical for gut health.  Examples of microbiota accessible carbs. The importance of eating seasonally, and with variety. How NSAIDs can destroy the gut lining.  The problem with overprescribing drugs in the medical community.  What the virome is, and its importance in modulating immune response.  An everyday approach to improving gut health.  The science behind how sleep deprivation increases your risk of viral infections. Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! -- Save 15% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Gutbliss by Dr. Robynne Chutkan The Bloat Cure by Dr. Robynne Chutkan  Connect with Dr. Robynne Chutkan Website / Podcast / Facebook / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
Incorporating movement into your routine is one of the key tenets to cultivating a healthy lifestyle. Depending on your preferences, schedule, and capabilities, movement can look different from person to person. While one person might enjoy pumping iron in the gym, others might be better suited to hike outdoors, attend group classes, or dance. It doesn’t matter what your preferred movement type is, what matters is that you find something that works for you.   Today’s guest, Jaja Vankova is an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer, and movement coach who is passionate about teaching folks to incorporate movement and dance into their daily lives. She has starred in the film Step Up, performed in the champion team from America’s Best Dance Crew, and contributed her choreography and dance skills to numerous artists, such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift. Jaja is well-known in her industry for her specialty of body control.  On this episode of The Model Health Show, Jaja is facilitating an important conversation on the role movement plays in our lives. You’ll hear why movement is the beginning of life, how it impacts our mental and physical health, how movement is key to communication, and so much more. So listen in and enjoy this episode with Jaja Vankova!  In this episode you’ll discover: Why movement and dance are a universal language.  The energetic exchange that occurs while dancing.  How babies learn through movement.  The importance of taking deep, conscious breaths. How to use dancing as self-expression.  The way that music can raise vibrations.  Health benefits of fasting.  The importance of utilizing movement for internal health, and not just appearance. Why going outside can improve your energy.  What the social aspects of movement are, and why they matter. Jaja’s experiences with injuries and healing.  Specific healing modalities Jaja utilizes.  Why visualization is so powerful.  How to create a flow state.  Why Jaja’s specialty is body control.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! -- Get a FREE sample pack—just pay shipping!  The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto Connect with Jaja Vankova Website / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
There’s nothing more rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep. But did you know that there’s an important distinction between sleep quantity and sleep quality? While the number of hours you sleep is an important factor, sleep quality is a critical, often-overlooked element that impacts multiple facets of your health. High-quality sleep is restorative for the body and can influence everything from metabolic function to susceptibility to chronic illnesses.   On today’s show, we’re going to delve into five bad habits that are destroying your sleep quality. Fortunately, improving your sleep quality is something you may be able to control with a few simple tweaks to your sleep hygiene. You’re going to discover some interesting studies on circadian rhythms, melatonin production, the body’s internal thermostat, and more.  More importantly, you’re going to learn about simple changes you can implement today that can make a huge difference in your sleep quality. You’re going to learn about light exposure, temperature regulation, foods to consume (& avoid), and the role that stress levels play in your overall sleep quality. So click play, take advantage of any of these habits you can improve on, and enjoy the show!  In this episode you’ll discover: How the glymphatic system works.  The number of Americans that are sleep deprived.  Which brain waves are associated with the different sleep stages. How long the average sleep cycle is.  The role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus. How using light-emitting electronics after dark can impact your circadian clock. Tips for reducing light exposure at night.  The ideal temperature for sleeping.  How cortisol levels impact sleep quality.  Why you should think twice before exercising at night.  The connection between cortisol and melatonin.  How eating too close to bedtime impacts your cortisol levels and sleep cycles.  The importance of getting access to natural light.  How movement in the morning can reset your cortisol rhythm. What effects sugar consumption has on sleep.  How alcohol can impact sleep cycles. What the REM rebound effect is.  Why you should set a caffeine curfew. Real food sources to improve the hormones that affect sleep.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use the coupon code model15 for 15% off organic bedding!  -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! The Optimal Social Clock for Humans – Episode 569 Sleep Smarter  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
When I started The Model Health Show nine years ago, I stepped up to the microphone with a profound passion and desire to teach folks how to create a unique model for their own health and fitness. Nine years later, I’m proud to say that I’m still committed to that mission, and I’m honored by all the experts that have contributed their knowledge and expertise to help you feel more empowered in reaching your health goals.  On today’s show, we’re going to highlight nine of the most powerful moments from fitness experts who have been featured on The Model Health Show over the past nine years. We’re covering strategies, tools, and mindset shifts that will not only help you build your best body, but also contribute to your posture, metabolic health, and longevity. While fitness is not the only component of health, it’s an important component that we can all constantly learn about and improve on.  I hope these nine expert insights contribute to your health and fitness goals. Whether you’re a first-time listener or you’ve been here for almost a decade, I want to thank you for celebrating this nine-year anniversary with me. Thank you for making The Model Health Show a part of your life, and for being a part of my mission. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: Which exercise is the most underrated.  Why creating stability is so important in fitness.  How muscle mass impacts metabolic health. A basic template for creating an effective workout routine.  How cardiovascular exercise impacts longevity.  Why walking is a nutrient-dense movement.  The health benefits of walking, and realistic ways to incorporate it into your life. Why it’s important to be strong in a multitude of different ways. The benefits of overloading the body. Why adding muscle mass should be everyone’s goal. A guideline for knowing how much weight you should be lifting.  What the oldest form of strength training is.  How to simplify your workout routine.  What unconventional training is.  The importance of incorporating movement that prevents muscle imbalance. Benefits of using kettlebells, steel clubs, and steel maces.  Which tactic is best for improving posture.  Why taking your health seriously will help you live your best life.  What consistency means when it comes to movement.  The definition of mobility.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Get a bottle of Essential C Complex for $4.99! -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! 6-Pack Secrets & Getting Superhero Fit with Don Saladino – Episode 499 Get Fit Faster by Optimizing Your Psychology with Luka Hocevar – Episode 533 How Culture Controls Our Movement with Katy Bowman – Episode 478 How to Improve Your Strength & Performance with Mark Bell – Episode 363 Getting Stronger with Progressive Overload with Dr. Jay Ferrugia – Episode 253 Unconventional Exercise & Creating an Alpha Brain with Aubrey Marcus – Episode 224  How Your Environment Is Shaping Your Body with Aaron Alexander – Episode 551  Redefining Fitness & Adapting to Life’s Challenges with Lita Lewis – Episode 529 Boost Performance & Upgrade Your Movement with Dr. Kelly Starrett – Episode 281 Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” - Helen Keller Pain is an inevitable, universal part of being human. While the challenges that life throws at us can sometimes seem overwhelming, our power lies in our ability to overcome, heal, and grow. If you’ve ever felt mentally and emotionally broken from traumatic experiences, this interview will resonate with you. Today’s guest, Eben Britton, is a former NFL offensive lineman turned yogi, a podcaster, and the author of The Eben Flow: Basic Tools to Transform Your Life. On this episode of The Model Health Show, he’s sharing powerful insights about the ups and downs of life, the importance of healing trauma, and how tapping into your inner truth and power can change everything.  You’re going to hear conversations about the medical culture in major sports leagues, how to change the way you think about pain and suffering, tapping into your unique gifts, and so much more. Eben has a multitude of wisdom and personal experience to share; I hope you’ll listen in and take this interview to heart. Enjoy!   In this episode you’ll discover: Why meditation is healing. Eben’s experience playing in the NFL. The importance of having confidence.  Why football can’t be played half-heartedly. How writing helped Eben process trauma and begin healing. Why sensitivity is a gift. How cannabis can be used as a trauma reducer.  The importance of asking yourself what is serving you.  How Eben began his meditation practice.  What it means to use your suffering as your gift.   The difference between wrestling and dancing with pain.  Why staying comfortable can stunt your growth. The importance of celebrating diversity.  Why your inner truth is the only truth that matters.  The power of being willing to do hard things. Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! 10 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Confidence – Episode 575 What Does It Take to Stay in the NFL? by Eben Britton The Eben Flow by Eben Britton  Connect with Eben Britton Website / Twitter / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
Gut health is at the foundation of human health—it impacts everything from mental health to blood sugar, to skin health, and more. The more we learn about the impact of gut bacteria on human health and diseases, the more we can make changes that promote vibrancy and healing. One of the pioneers in the space of gut health and the microbiome is Dr. William Davis. Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist, a New York Times bestselling author of the Wheat Belly series, and the author of the new book, Super Gut. In Super Gut, Dr. Davis makes the case that a disrupted microbiome and small intestinal bacteria overgrowth are at the root of a myriad of health concerns. By addressing the dysfunction in the gut, we can improve inflammatory diseases, promote a healthier body composition, get better sleep, and so much more.  In this interview, Dr. Davis is discussing incredible insights on the link between the microbiome and our skyrocketing rates of diseases. More importantly, he’s sharing simple, actionable steps that you can take to cultivate a healthy gut and vastly improve your health. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show! In this episode you’ll discover: What hypothalamic inflammation is, and why it matters. The numerous effects of lactobacillus reuteri. Why homemade yogurt is superior to store-bought yogurt.  How overexposure to antibiotics and other drugs is destroying our microbiomes. The problem with wheat and glyphosate. What endotoxemia is.  Why a disrupted microbiome is the root cause of so many of our health conditions. What SIBO is and how it occurs. A gentler method for treating SIBO.  Why eating fermented foods can restore the health of the microbiome.  How your microbial health can impact your dialogue and mood.  The link between inflammation and leaky gut.  How the USDA’s food guidelines are making us fatter and inflamed.  The connection between magnesium, vitamin D, and inflammation. How the overprescription of antibiotics is hurting children.  The biological benefits of breastfeeding.  Specific action steps to heal your gut.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! Super Gut by Dr. William Davis  Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis Undoctored by Dr. William Davis  Connect with Dr. William Davis Website / Facebook / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
We know that people who have underlying metabolic dysfunction, such as type 2 diabetes or obesity, are at a higher risk of developing complications and poor outcomes from COVID-19. When it comes down to the root of what’s causing our underlying susceptibility to this virus, the topic of immunometabolism cannot be overlooked. The growing field of immunometabolism refers to the complex relationship between the immune system and metabolism.  Since the immune system and the metabolism are so closely linked, one of the best things we can do to support the function of our immune system is to optimize our metabolism through cultivating healthy habits. For instance, getting quality sleep, strength training, and eating in a way that optimizes blood sugar can support your metabolism, and in turn strengthen your immune system’s defenses. One of the most prominent voices in the space of immunometabolism and COVID-19 is Dr. Tyna Moore.  Dr. Tyna Moore is a board-certified naturopathic doctor and chiropractic physician. With nearly three decades of experience practicing medicine, Dr. Moore is passionate about teaching folks how to build resilient bodies and take responsibility for their health. This episode contains powerful insights on COVID-19 susceptibility, taking charge of your wellness, and why basic lifestyle changes can have the biggest impact on your overall health. I hope you enjoy this interview with the one and only, Tyna Moore!  In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of the average American’s diet is ultra-processed foods. Dr. Moore’s personal experience with chronic illness and viral infections.  The connection between obesity and COVID-19 susceptibility.  Why taking care of yourself is only your responsibility.  The mindset component of chronic pain.  What inflammaging is.  The connection between the metabolism and the immune system.  How viral infections impact blood sugar.  What viral titers are and why they matter.  Why exercise is a protective factor against COVID-19. How fear impacts the brain.  What happened when Dr. Moore gave up alcohol.  Why you should aim to be harder to kill.  The war on good health, and how to take responsibility for your own health.  How emotional baggage can manifest as poor health.  Why we let our ego get in the way of critical thinking.  What it means to trust your body.  Why true health is a journey, not a destination.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Get a FREE sample pack—just pay shipping! -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! COVID mRNA Medications with Dr. Ron Brown – Episode 477 Subscribe on YouTube Connect with Dr. Tyna Moore Website / Podcast / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
Did you know that a healthy self-esteem is associated with better health outcomes? Studies show that people who possess a positive sense of self-worth have fewer mental health conditions, tend to live longer, are generally healthier overall. This is due in part to the fact that the beliefs we hold about ourselves dictate who we are, how we operate in the world, and ultimately our potential in life.  Since our sense of self-worth impacts our lives on such a profound scale, it’s essential that we cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to build confidence. Our self-esteem is not an inherent, fixed trait; it’s something that we can grow and develop over time.   On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn about ten practical ways you can build your confidence and self-esteem. You’ll hear about daily habits you can implement, mindset shifts to adopt, and why now more than ever, building up your self-worth is of utmost importance. I hope this episode empowers you and arms you with the information you need to cultivate a healthy sense of self-worth.  In this episode you’ll discover: How your belief system shapes your reality.  The connection between low self-esteem and mental health conditions. What the true definition of self-esteem is.  The number one driving force of the human psyche. How to keep the promises you make to yourself. The importance of surrounding yourself with empowering, valuable people. How to wisely use the gift of contrast to set standards for yourself. What it means to advocate for yourself. How to strengthen your “no muscle.” The dark side of people-pleasing. How to teach your children about self-esteem and boundaries. What we can learn about human nature from the Milgram study. How your diet and your confidence are related. The link between insulin resistance and sleep deprivation.  Why you should make personal development part of your daily routine. What it means to practice being authentic and congruent with who you truly are.  How to utilize comparison in a healthy way, without letting it diminish you.  The best way to build mental resilience. How helping and serving others can build up your self-worth. Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs!  -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! Get Financially Fit & Upgrade Your Identity with Ed Mylett – Episode 282 Increase Your Life Force with Tony Robbins – Episode 557 Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
In recent years, the science of gut health has rapidly evolved. The more we learn about gut health and the microbiome, the more we understand about human biology in general. At a time when inflammatory conditions and food sensitivities are at an all-time high, taking a look at what we can do to positively influence our gut health is of upmost importance.  Our gut health is connected to so many processes and systems in our bodies. It might sound obvious that your gut health impacts your digestion, but it can also play an important role in things like mood, hormone balance, and immune function. The empowering thing about gut health is that our daily habits have the potential to make a powerful impact. Everything from our nutrition to our sleep patterns, and even our exposure to sunlight, can impact the health of our microbiome.  One of the most knowledgeable experts in this field is Dr. Amy Shah. Dr. Shah is a double board-certified physician who specializes in gut health, circadian medicine, and fasting. On this episode of The Model Health Show, she’s back to share fascinating information on how gut health impacts our hormones and mood, what circadian medicine is and why it matters, and how time changes like daylight-saving time can throw off our circadian clocks. I hope you enjoy this episode with the brilliant Dr. Amy Shah!  In this episode you’ll discover: What the mind-body-gut connection is, and what it impacts. How your mood and your gut health are connected. The link between mental health and the microbiome.  How your clock genes work, and why they need natural light for optimal function. What percentage of our bodies’ functions work on a circadian rhythm. How simply getting more sunlight can change your body. Why environments like casinos are so damaging to our cells.  The connection between circadian rhythms and obesity.  How your gut bacteria can influence your taste and cravings. The disconnect between medical professional culture and healthy habits. What the hygiene hypothesis is. How your gut bacteria communicate with your immune system. The link between hormones, the immune system, and gut health. How long it takes to see positive results by influencing your gut bacteria.  The critical role that relationships can play in your overall health.  What social jetlag is.  The definition of circadian medicine.  How time changes create an imbalance in our circadian rhythms.  What Dr. Shah’s morning routine looks like. Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! -- Save 15% on raw honey & other natural remedies! I’m So Effing Tired by Amy Shah, MD Eat Smarter  Connect with Dr. Amy Shah Website / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” – Swedish Proverb Our relationships are the most impactful, integral elements to our success, our happiness, and our health. Learning how to cultivate and foster healthy interpersonal relationships is a necessary life skill that we can all work on. And at a time with so much turbulence and divisiveness in our world, this skill is more important than ever.  Today’s guest, Sheleana Aiyana, is the founder of Rising Woman and the author of Becoming the One. Her mission is to help others heal their relationship patterns and foster conscious, healthy relationships. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Sheleana is sharing foundational principles for changing your relationship patterns, working on self-discovery and healing, and how to make room in your life for healthy love.  You’re going to hear why building a strong relationship with yourself is the key to happiness, how to heal trauma, and why forgiveness is an important component of health. Sheleana is sharing her story of healing relationship patterns, and how you can build stronger relationships with yourself and those around you. I hope this interview resonates with you and is helpful on your journey. Enjoy!   In this episode you’ll discover: The root of the word relationship.  How our past wounds can impact our relationships.  Why reclaiming a relationship with yourself is of upmost importance.  The problem with our culture’s messaging around finding the one.  Why relationships of all kinds are the greatest gift. How working through our trauma can help us show up better in relationships. The major issue with the rescuer trope in popular films and books. Why healing yourself is so important.  How being in nature can help heal your nervous system.  An important distinction between boundaries and walls.  How our confidence and self-trust influence our relationships.  Why having an understanding of your values can help you choose healthy relationships.  What it means to date yourself.  How connecting with animals can help us heal. Why the ability to name your emotions is a critical skill.  The power of forgiving your past self.  Why forgiveness is beneficial for your health, and how to move through anger.  How to notice when your values are out of balance.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! -- Get a FREE sample pack—just pay shipping!  Becoming the One by Sheleana Aiyana Healing Your Inner Child Meditation  Master Your Mindset & Create the Life You Want with Michael Beckwith – Episode 495 Connect with Sheleana Aiyana Website / YouTube / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
Have you ever been introduced to a person, and then immediately forgotten their name? Or have you ever read a passage from a book, but then realized you didn’t actually process or retain what the words said? Our brains are extremely powerful, yet we can easily find ourselves in these situations where our memory and recall fail us. And it’s not because there’s something wrong with us; it’s just that we haven’t grasped the necessary skills needed for this type of mental performance.  If you’ve ever wanted to strengthen your mental muscles and harness the power of your mind, the best person on the planet to learn from is Jim Kwik. Jim is a world-renowned learning expert who specializes in accelerated learning and speed reading. He’s also a skilled speaker and podcaster, and a repeat guest on The Model Health Show.  On today’s show, you’ll hear powerful segments from my previous interviews with Jim Kwik. This episode contains game-changing insights on how to actually remember people’s names, how to read faster, how to make better, more informed decisions, and so much more. Click play to hear Jim’s best tips for memory improvement and accelerated learning!  In this episode you’ll discover: Why now is an especially important time to be able to think critically. The impact that multitasking can have on your productivity.  Why multitasking is a misnomer. The digital supervillains that hold us back from focusing.  An important distinction between recognition and recollection.  Why names are harder to remember than faces.  What the Pomodoro technique is, and why it’s helpful for focusing.  Which of your senses is most connected to memory and recall.  Why handwritten notes are more effective for retaining information. Two powerful elements for taking better notes. An effective visual strategy for remembering names. How using a visual pacer can increase your reading speed by nearly 25%. The importance of setting boundaries with your devices. What the six thinking hats are, and how they can help you make better decisions. How to learn and recover from a bad decision. The role your environment plays in your decision-making skills.  An exercise for finding a balance between logical and emotional thinking.  Why changing your identity can in turn change your habits. The power of continuously asking questions.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Unlock Your Limitless Brain with Jim Kwik – Episode 408 Thinking Faster & Better with Jim Kwik – Episode 318  Use These Tools to Unlock Your Potential with Jim Kwik – Episode 521 Learn Faster & Increase Your Focus with Jim Kwik – Episode 197 Improve Your Memory & Read Faster with Jim Kwik – Episode 56 Kwik Brain Podcast with Jim Kwik  The Social Dilemma on Netflix Limitless by Jim Kwik   Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
Billions of folks log into social media platforms every day to share life updates and photos, form connections with other humans and create communities based on similar interests. When you sign up for an account with one of these popular platforms, you must agree to their terms of service. This means the company can decide that your content does not align with their community standards, rendering your account censored, shadowbanned, or even deactivated.  Centralized, private social media companies own all your data, and technically it is within their rights to dictate what is and what is not allowed on their platform. The problem is this type of framework interrupts our freedom and our online relationships. And if we want freedom, we must stop expecting permission to be free from traditional social networking companies. Zion is the world’s first decentralized social network, built on bitcoin. Its mission is to create a place for people to connect freely in an authentic way.  Zion CEO, Justin Rezvani, and cofounder JP Sears are here today to have an honest discussion about censorship on social media, unapologetic freedom, and how Zion aims to change the future of social media. This episode contains discussions on the value of true, uncensored human connection, the role of bitcoin in social media, and the importance of decentralization on the internet. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: Why freedom, community, and connection are all human needs. The solution to misinformation on the internet.  Why democracy is an experiment.  The importance of being open-minded and able to evaluate multiple perspectives. How disconnection can cause disease. What the junk food version of connection is. The difference between acceptance and agreement.  How social media platforms make a profit, and who their customers are. Why the current paradigm of social media is our fault, and how to move away from it. The problem with most alternative social media platforms.  A major difference between peer governance and platform governance on social media.  What digital democracy is.  The difference between the centralized century and the decentralized century.  Three core tenets of Zion. What a decentralized identity is. Why Zion is censorship-resistant, decentralized, and a facilitator of human connection. How the business model for Zion is different from other social media platforms. A conversation on bitcoin as an asset class and a payment network.  Why fiat currencies are losing value. What unapologetic freedom is.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools!  -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! -- Get JP Sears’ foreword for free!  Unapologetic Freedom by Justin Rezvani -- Preorder the book on Amazon!  The Paradox of Choice – TED Talk by Barry Schwartz COVID mRNA Medications with Dr. Ron Brown – Episode 477 Zion Website / Apple App Store / Google Play Connect with Justin Rezvani Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn Connect with JP Sears Website / Podcast / Facebook / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
Our personal relationships have a far-reaching effect on our happiness, our success, and our health. Our connections with others are the truly the backbone of all aspects of our lives. Studies show that having strong social connections can boost your self-esteem, lower your susceptibility to mental health problems, and even increase your longevity. Having social support is an innate and instinctual part of being a human. We are profoundly shaped by our environments, including our interpersonal relationships. In fact, our need to connect is hard-wired into our DNA. Throughout human evolution, we have always relied on and been connected to others socially.  On today’s show, we’re diving into the power of cultivating healthy relationships, including what key qualities of a strong relationship, and eight warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. You’re going to hear five specific attributes of a healthy relationship, as well as eight critical signs you should adjust or let go of a relationship. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: Why humans evolved as tribal creatures.  The synergistic dynamic between your self-esteem and your relationships.  How the pandemic has affected relationships.  Why your perception dictates your reality. What the number one driving force of the human psyche is.  How the human brain syncs up with other brains.  What mirror neurons are, and how they impact your communication skills. How your amygdala impacts your emotions. What instinctive elaboration is.  The impact of asking empowering questions.  Five specific attributes of healthy relationships.  The importance of expressing gratitude for the people in your life. Why respect is a vital component to a healthy relationship. How honesty can help you grow. Eight critical signs you need to make adjustments in your relationships.  What to do when a relationship causes you to sacrifice your integrity.  The importance of being surrounded by people who celebrate your wins.  Why you should gain clarity on which relationships add value to your life.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Emotional Intelligence & Developing Altered Traits with Dr. Daniel Amen – Episode 237 How to Discover Your Brain-Type with Dr. Daniel Amen – Episode 568 Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
Here in the United States, all but two states recently underwent our biannual time change, daylight-saving time. For most folks, this transition can be jarring and inconvenient. But when we decide to move the hands on the clocks forward one hour, what is the impact on human health?  On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re going to take a deep dive into how daylight-saving time disrupts our circadian clocks. We’ll talk about the specific biological processes that can be negatively affected through moving our clocks forward. You’ll also hear some staggering statistics on how daylight-saving time contributes to more traffic accidents, increased risk of hospital admissions, and more adverse health effects.  There’s a convincing argument that daylight-saving time is detrimental to the health, productivity, and safety of our species. Today you’re going to hear how our internal clocks are aligned with the sun, and why standard time is more beneficial for our overall health. You’ll also learn how to adapt to time changes, and why consistent sleep schedules are foundational for the functionality and health of our bodies.   In this episode you’ll discover: How daylight-saving time impacts our circadian clocks. What The Sunshine Protection Act is and what it proposes.  How the circadian clocks in our cells work.  Which functions and processes our biological clocks control in our bodies. How the disruption of your circadian system can alter your microbiome.  The origins of daylight-saving time, and the reason why it was implemented.  Which two states have opted out of practicing daylight-saving time.  How changing our clocks can increase our susceptibility to traffic accidents.  What percentage of countries in the world change their clocks.  Why standard time is better than daylight-saving time for human biology. The importance of making human health the priority.  Adverse effects associated with changing our clocks.  Why consistent, quality sleep matters. What percentage of Americans support eliminating seasonal time changes.  How to adapt to time changes.  Why prioritizing sleep, movement, and nutrition is critical for your overall health.  Items mentioned in this episode include:  -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Energizing Our Food System with Robb Wolf – Episode 563 Sleep Smarter  Eat Smarter Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
Brain health is an important component of our overall well-being that is often overlooked. At a time when neurodegenerative diseases are on the rise, it’s critical that we make our brain health a priority. If there’s anyone who understands the health and function of the human brain, it’s Dr. Daniel Amen.  Dr. Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, 12-time New York Times bestselling author, and one of the leading experts on neuroscience and mental health. Over the past three decades, Dr. Amen and his team at Amen Clinics have collected the world’s largest database of brain imaging scans, surpassing 200,000 examinations. From this impressive work, Dr. Amen has identified seven neuroscience secrets that impact happiness. This is the topic of his newest book, You, Happier. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Amen is back to share how our brain function impacts our happiness, and how we can master our minds to build happier lives. You’re going to learn about practical routines and mindset shifts you can implement today to enhance your happiness. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show!  In this episode you’ll discover: The connection between hypothalamic inflammation and excessive body fat. What I learned after receiving a brain scan.  How the pandemic impacted levels of mental health problems.  What the enemy of happiness is.  Why fame is a disaster for the brain.  What a brain scan of the frontal lobe can tell us about happiness.  An important relationship between happiness and brain function.  The link between poor blood flow, erectile dysfunction, and Alzheimer’s disease. How (and why) to keep your blood vessels healthy.  Different brain types and how they operate in the real world.  The link between conscientiousness and longevity.  How a healthy dose of anxiety can actually help us make better decisions.  Why outsourcing our emotions to companies is making us sick and unhappy.  The importance of loving food that loves you back.  How American society drives mental illness.  Why lockdowns contributed to depression and anxiety.  What we can teach our children through modeling healthy habits.  Why you should focus on what you like about other people (instead of what you don’t). How technology impacts human psychology by wearing out our pleasure sensors. A nighttime ritual you can implement to cultivate happiness. Positive effects on families and relationships during the pandemic.  Items mentioned in this episode include: --Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! You, Happier by Dr. Daniel Amen -- Preorder today to claim your five free gifts!  Scan My Brain Series Amen Clinics BrainMD Supplements Amen University  Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel Amen  The End of Mental Illness by Dr. Daniel Amen  Healing ADD by Dr. Daniel Amen Why Be Happy? By Dennis Prager Change Your Brain Change Your Life Foundation  The Brain Warrior’s Way by Dr. Daniel Amen & Tana Amen, BSN, RN Connect with Dr. Daniel Amen Website / Instagram / Facebook / TikTok Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
The act of sourcing ingredients and assimilating a nutritious meal is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humankind. Unfortunately, today in the age of drive-thrus and delivery services, we’re largely disconnected from the sourcing and preparation of our meals. But what could we gain if we got back to our roots and spent more time nourishing our bodies with real whole foods, prepared in our own homes?  Bestselling author and science journalist Max Lugavere is back on the show to share how cooking can help us achieve a healthier weight, maximize our cognitive function, and prevent chronic diseases. In his new book, Genius Kitchen, Max offers recipes and science on the most accessible and nutrient-dense foods. No matter your current culinary skillset, Max provides realistic tips you can implement to eat healthier and strengthen your body and brain.  This interview contains insightful tips on healthy fats, eating for cognitive longevity, the importance of not allowing perfection to ruin your progress, plus nutrient-dense foods to incorporate into your diet. Max is also sharing his guide to sourcing your food (no matter your budget), and why learning to cook is an economical, health-promoting practice we can all benefit from. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show!  In this episode you’ll discover: The multiple benefits of cooking your meals at home.  Why highly refined oils are harming our health.  Healthy fats you should be cooking with.  What culinary literacy is, and why we need to return to our roots. The connection between cooking at home and BMI.  Which oils are the most commonly consumed in the Standard American Diet.  Why trans fats are so harmful to human health.  The difference between an oil’s smoke point and the temperature it becomes toxic. How the fat we eat interacts with our brain.  A realistic way to control your intake of unhealthy fats.  The importance of sourcing when it comes to animal products and produce.  Why perfect shouldn’t be the enemy of good when it comes to nutrition.  An inconvenient truth that vegans need to understand about omega 3s. The protective role that vitamin E plays in brain health.  Why fatty fish has powerful health benefits.  The importance of DHA and EPA during pregnancy. Real food sources of vitamin D.  The brain protective molecules that dairy fat contains. Why eating 1-2 servings of blueberries per week is powerful for cognitive function. The number one source of dietary sodium in the American diet. Why learning to cook is an economical choice.  The advantages of cooking meat low and slow.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! -- Save 15% on raw honey & other natural remedies! -- Preorder Genius Kitchen today to claim your bonuses!  Connect with Max Lugavere Website / Podcast / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript
Body fat is a critical component of human health. In fact, our body fat is one of the main mechanisms that has allowed humans to survive and evolve. But today, we live in an era when many of our citizens are carrying around more body fat than is optimal. In order to get to a place where our body fat is functioning as intended, we have to understand how and why our cells store fat.  On this compilation episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn about the science behind how body fat works, how the process of fat loss occurs, and simple things you can do to improve your body composition. Specifically, we’re diving into the function of different types of fat cells and their roles, and how simple diet and lifestyle changes can create sustainable fat loss and improved health.  You’re going to hear from some of the world’s foremost experts on the topic of body fat, like Dr. Sylvia Tara and Dr. Alejandro Junger. You’ll also hear the research behind fat and its relationship to metabolism, hormone function, and so much more. I hope this episode arms you with the facts that you need to understand body fat so you can become the healthiest version of yourself possible. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How fat cell communities work.  The role that fat plays in hormone and endocrine function. How body fat regulates your metabolism.  Why fat cells play an important role in human survival and evolution. The three types of storage fats and their roles. An important link between intramuscular fat and insulin sensitivity. What brown fat is, why it’s brown, and where it’s stored in the body. An important connection between fat and leptin. Why our fat is so much more than a reserve of calories.  How toxin buildup can lead to an accumulation of body fat.  What lipophilic toxins are, and how the body processes them. Why obesity is a survival mechanism. How food-like products make us fat and sick.  The two types of stomach fat and how they differ. How to increase your levels of brown fat.  Why it’s actually good to store fat.  The hierarchy in which your body utilizes fat.  How much of your body weight is made up of mitochondria.  Why simply shifting your micronutrient ratios can lead to fat loss.  How fat leaves the body.  Items mentioned in this episode include: -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! How Fat Burning Actually Works & Nutrition That Impacts the Process – Episode 467 The Secret History of the Calorie – Episode 442 The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara – Episode 350  The Secret Role of Fat Cells with Dr. Alejandro Junger – Episode 535 The Benefits of Cold Thermogenesis – Episode 127 The Secret Life of Fat by Dr. Sylvia Tara  Eat Smarter Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript  
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The Diet of Common Sense Podcast

Our minds are powerful computers, and yet they say we only use 10% of our brain. The brain uses 20% of the body's energy, and in order to keep it healthy we need to eat more brain superfoods such as omega 3 fatty acids, greeny leaves, avocado, blueberries. Hydration is also important, studies suggests that even mild dehydration can affect our cognitive performance. Read more:

May 22nd

The Diet of Common Sense Podcast

Very insightful podcast episode! Nutrition, exercise and sleep are the 3 main pillars of a healthy lifestyle. It's important to keep our body strong and maintain the muscle mass at any age.

May 22nd

Ana Saucedo

Thank you so much for such valuable knowledge. I've spent so much money at the dermatologist. I tried 2 different kinds of pills & two different types of face creams he prescribed. None of it worked. In fact, it worsened my acne. I have tried it all! I have prayed, used Tea Tree oil, Proactive, microdermabrasion, ate more salmon & walnuts, lifted weights, did cardio, slept more, took the hair skin & nail vitamins, & quit all dark sodas. It did nothing. This show has given me a new sense of hope! Thank you so much!

Jan 17th

Juliette Piet

10 minutes for a juice ad?! OMG

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Sharon kinahan

I was born and raised in Kijabe, Kenya, and it was so lovely to hear Jane's story and hear her accent. It brought back so many lovely memories(I lived there for 18 years).

Dec 8th

Amy Arens

I love these suggestions and already do some of these practices. Look forward to adding the cool therapy! Thank you for this episode!!

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Betty McEachern

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Lauren woody

just found your podcast. yall both have great voices and I learned a lot.

Nov 4th

Christine Cote-Murphy

This episode was amazing!! Thank you 🙂

Oct 4th

Lexx monroe

hi I love your podcast could you do a episode for people who had severe graves disease & had a thyroidectomy (me) unfortunately I found you too late I wouldn't have had the surgery if I discovered you sooner 😔 now I have hypothyroidism I just want to be my healthiest self all doctor says is you have to take a pill forever but nothing about supplements/foods

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Betty McEachern

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Jul 17th

Samantha Humphreys

I love that you mention Camu Camu berry again, also heard you talking about it’s vitamin C potential alongside Acerola cherry and Amla berry in a different episode - in my own experience, I’ve used Camu Camu powder to recover from food poisoning and it worked within a half an hour to relieve my digestive upset and nausea symptoms likely because of its positive affect on the micro biome!

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Meredith Warren

Awesome episode!

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Sharon McKenzie

I have just found your podcast and I think you may just have saved my life. I've had a year of self neglect after loosing both parents in the last 11 months, eating and drinking WAY to much, not exercising at all. I think an average fitbit step count when not at work was 500 steps and that would be sofa-fridge-sofa-loo-sofa. Your tone of delivery was gentle and informative and so motovational. I was a fit lady, ate well and had a strong body and mind. People would comment how strong and confident I was. This last year has been so tough and I've not done myself any favours. I shall be listening to lots more of your episodes and I KNOW you are both going to help me restore the old me. I've taken measurements and photos, and I'm going to book myself in for a birthday photoshoot (and pay for it) for the end of Sept. My 48th birthday is gonna rock and you will have played a massive part in that, thank you x

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L Kat

Did not feel like the Trump rant with Vishin related to health at all. As a country we are already so polarized, and I really don’t want to hear about politics on health shows. I do my best to avoid the negative MSM being blasted constantly. Love you and your show, didn’t like the negativity.

Sep 19th
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