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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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Navigating the challenges our world is facing right now can be incredibly emotional. Emotions like fear, overwhelm, anxiety, and uncertainty have become daily occurrences for some folks. How we interpret and deal with those emotions impacts how we show up in our relationships, our careers, and our health.  On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Susan David is back to discuss the importance of practicing emotional agility amidst a pandemic. Dr. Susan David is an award-winning psychologist, expert on emotions, and TED Talk sensation. She’s here to share her expertise on normalizing and processing difficult emotions, the importance of self-compassion, and how to better navigate your relationships during stressful times. I hope this episode will help you build emotional agility so that you can handle whatever life throws your way. Because our bodies are a manifestation of our emotions, this topic exudes into every area of our lives. The way that we deal with our emotions matters, and it’s an area we can all constantly improve.   In this episode you’ll discover: What emotional agility is, and why it’s so essential right now.  The definition of forced positivity. How emotion suppression can lead to higher levels of anxiety and depression. The main function of our emotions, and how they can help us adapt. How hustle culture negatively impacts our emotions.  The importance of normalizing difficult emotions.  What bottling and brooding are.  The main question you should ask yourself when you experience difficult emotions.  How we can shift the conversation around mental health.  The importance of practicing gentle acceptance.  How practicing self-compassion can help you through challenges.  Tactile strategies you can use to remind yourself of your humanness.  How to step into greater levels of emotional agility in your relationships.  What it means to bring breadth and depth into your conversations.  How to better label your emotions.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model -- Use code MODEL for an additional 10% off Black Friday deals which will include up 50% off your favorite products! Onnit.com/model -- Get your optimal health supplements at 10% off!  Embracing Change & Gaining Emotional Agility with Dr. Susan David – Episode 185 TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage by Dr. Susan David  The Emotional Agility Quiz Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life Connect with Dr. Susan David 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 
“Happiness is a quality of the soul, not a function of one’s material circumstances.” -Aristotle  How do you respond when you face a challenge in life? Whether you’re facing some truly dark days or simply dealing with first world problems, it can be easy to get caught in a cycle of negative thoughts and patterns. I want to encourage you to take a lighthearted approach and focus on abundance.  Because even when life is hard and you’re up against an obstacle, there is still an opportunity to be found. Today’s guest, Katie Wells, embodies that philosophy. From turning her personal health struggles into a thriving community to getting her mind right in order to set an example for her children, Katie knows a thing or two about turning lemons into lemonade.  Katie is the founder of the renowned website Wellness Mama, bestselling author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook, and a mom of six who is passionate about uplifting and inspiring other families. On today’s show, she’s sharing personal anecdotes about transforming her own health, why mindset is the key to creating sustainable change, and how to cultivate the love of learning in your children. This episode is packed with powerful insights that I hope will resonate with you. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How to find the opportunities in challenging situations. What inspired Katie to invest in her health. The importance of taking ownership over your own wellness. Katie’s journey of getting diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (& going into remission!)  How stress and trauma can contribute to inflammation in the body.  The catalyst that encouraged Katie to change her body image. What psychoneuroendocrinology is. The difference between training and working out, & why that distinction can be freeing. Why being conscious of our self-talk matters.  How Katie was able to lose weight by eating more.  Why having clean personal care products matters. The effects that conventional hand sanitizer can have on the microbiome.   How to support your children’s education from home.  Ways you can encourage your kids to get involve in their education.  The silver linings of living through a pandemic.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Organifi.com/Model  -- Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Eatsmarterbook.com <-- Preorder your copy today to claim your bonuses!  Lose Stubborn Fat & Heal Your Thyroid Function with Dr. Izabella Wentz – Episode 220 Your Body’s Hidden Fat Loss System with Dr. Alan Christianson – Episode 332 Mind Over Medicine with Dr. Lissa Rankin – Episode 144 The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk   The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells Wellnesse - Use the code model and get 10% off Natural Personal Care products such as hand sanitizer, whitening toothpaste and so much more. Connect with Katie Wells Website / Podcast / 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 
No matter your diet or relationship with food, chances are that you think about calories, at least occasionally. From restaurant menus to fitness trackers, we’re constantly being reminded of the significance of the almighty calorie. But have you ever stopped to think—what exactly is a calorie, and how accurate are the numbers we’re continuously being fed?   On this episode of The Model Health Show, I’m taking you behind the scenes of the infamous calorie and how it actually works in real life. We’re diving into the history of how the calorie came to be, and how it became such a pervasive figure in our culture. You’re also going to learn about the numerous factors that influence how your body absorbs and reacts to calories. You’re going to hear the differences that exist in types of food, how they are prepared, and the role your unique metabolism plays in the processing of calories. No matter your history or relationship with calories, this episode will help you gain valuable insights into how your body interacts with the food you eat on a daily basis. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: One surprising predictor of future weight gain.  The history of the calorie, and how its purpose shifted over time. How food calories are calculated. The difference between calories and kilocalories. Why most calorie counts are inaccurate.  How cooking methods interfere with the calorie content of food. The role digestion plays in the number of calories absorbed. How the different macronutrients are digested by the body.  What the thermic effect of food is.  How digestive strength and enzyme production factors into calorie absorption. The primary function of all living things.  How the advent of fire led to the development of the human brain.  What role the microbiome plays in digestion.  How sleep quality affects the efficacy of the metabolism.  What water-induced hypothermogenesis is.  The main organs that regulate how your body burns calories. How your metabolism changes over time.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model -- Get your optimal health supplements at 10% off!  Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Eatsmarterbook.com -- Preorder your copy today to claim your bonuses!  * 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 
It’s a simple truth: We are all, collectively, experiencing a challenging time right now. But instead of sitting in the negativity the news and social media feeds us, what can we do to convert concern into action? My guest on this episode, New York Times bestselling author and internal medicine physician Dr. Austin Perlmutter, explains how we all hold the keys to freeing our bodies and brains from damaging patterns. If you’re stressed, anxious, or depressed right now, Dr. Perlmutter offers some simple but profound ways to optimize your brain to better meet this moment. In these turbulent times, we have an opportunity. We have access to information from experts like Dr. Perlmutter and thousands of others who can help us change our lives, and in turn, change the world. Now is the time to translate your worry into action—and it all starts with a little compassion, for yourself and others, even when you don’t see eye to eye. In this episode you’ll discover: What an opportunistic infection is and what it has to do with COVID-19. Why chronic illnesses increase your chances of dying from COVID-19. What you can do to improve resilience against Coronavirus—and other infections. The connection between chronic disease and your immune function. How social connection has a protective effect on how our bodies deal with viruses. Why it’s hard to come up with great vaccinations for influenza. How rates of depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness are going up. The connection between mental health and chronic inflammation, and chronic inflammation and contracting COVID-19. How many of the things we’re doing now to prevent coronavirus could predispose us to more problems down the line. How there’s no financial reward for the healthcare industry in preventing conditions. Why quick fixes are only making our health and mental health worse. The “epidemic of stuckness” and how we transfer it to our offspring. How the immune system acts like a language that communicates between your gut microbes and your brain. That your brain has its own immune system. How to convert worry into actionable change in yourself and the world. What compassionate empathy is and why it’s so important right now. 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! Brain Wash by Dr. Austin Perlmutter “The Coronavirus Took Advantage of Our Weaknesses” — Dr. Perlmutter’s Medium article Dr. Austin Perlmutter 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 
Seventy million Americans are suffering from digestive issues right now. Can you believe that? What’s more mind-blowing is that most of those folks could start to feel a lot better by simply changing the way they eat. In this episode, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz and I get real about gut health. Dr. Bulsiewicz is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning gastroenterologist who changed his approach to treating gut health when he turned his life around by changing his diet. Now, he’s leading the way in making nutrition a routine part of the digestive health conversation, inside and outside his clinic.  Dr. Bulsiewicz and I dive into the connection between a healthy immune system and a healthy gut, why eating a diversity of plants is key to a diversity of microbiota, and yes, we go there—we even talk poop. I hope you enjoy our conversation and think about the incredible symphony happening in your gut in a whole new way. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: Dr. Bulsiewicz’s superhero origin story—from 50 pounds overweight to a leading gut health expert. The truth about how much nutritional education Western-trained doctors get. How doctors have to take it upon themselves to learn about nutrition. How many pounds of food the average American eats per day. Why the microbiome is the hottest ticket in all of science right now. What bio-individuality is and how it’s expressed. How our individual microbiome dictates what diet is right for each of us. The five types of microbes that create an ecosystem inside our gut. Why fears about bacteria are misplaced. How digestive issues can be a warning sign of bigger health problems. The connection between immune health and gut health. Why there has been a 500% increase in Celiac disease. How poop is so much more than food waste. Why your microbiome loves fiber. Why you should be eating at least 30 different varieties of plants a week for a healthy gut. Items mentioned in this episode include: Eatsmarterbook.com — Pre-order Eat Smarter to get my free, mini-course on the 10 foods that are clinically proven to optimize your fat loss hormones. Beekeepersnaturals.com/model — Get 15% off B. Soothed cough syrup & other natural remedies! Organifi.com/model — Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Fiber Fueled by Dr. Bulsiewicz Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Website / Instagram / Facebook Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
With the uncertainty we've all been facing lately, 2020 can feel downright scary. But that doesn’t mean you have to live in fear. Because no matter what’s going on in the world, we all still have the potential for growth, happiness, success, and love. Outside conditions don’t hold dominion over your life—only you hold that kind of power. In this scary good compilation episode, seven experts take an unflinching look at fear. You’ll learn that a little bit of fear is a good thing—it keeps us safe—but living your life in fear isn’t. Our guests cover everything from tuning out fear-mongering to letting go of limiting beliefs so that you can harness the power of fear and change your life for the better. Making decisions from a place of fear isn’t serving any of us. Instead, I hope this episode helps you open the door to a world where everything that happens to us, the good and especially the bad, is an opportunity for transformation. A lot of scary stuff happened in 2020, but this year is also offering us the unmistakable opportunity to affect change in our own lives and even the world. And when you think about it that way, 2020 might not feel so scary after all. In this episode you’ll discover: Why 2020 is an opportunity for great change, despite its turbulence. What it means that the earth has been vibrating at a higher frequency over the last 30 years. How fear can be valuable. Why fear-mongering is such an effective business model to get our attention. What an expectation hangover is and how it can lead to healing. Why uncertainty can throw us into chaos. How the questions we ask ourselves dictate our focus. What it means to find the dominant question in your life. Why our brains keep information out to protect us—and how to recalibrate what you allow in. That it’s important to accept terrible things will happen in our lives. How attaching meaning to painful experiences can help us move forward. Why limiting beliefs are like driving with the emergency brake on. How the hormones of stress paralyze creativity. Items mentioned in this episode include: Eatsmarterbook.com -- Pre-order Eat Smarter to get my free, mini-course on the 10 foods that are clinically proven to optimize your fat loss hormones. Sleep Smarter -- Order my first book for 21 strategies to get better sleep. Onnit.com/model -- Get 10% off Alpha Brain and your entire purchase! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Why The World Is Facing Great Challenges Right Now And Why The Answer Is YOU – with Dr. Michael Beckwith — Episode 415 Healthy Fear Versus Oppressive Fear & How Division Creates Suffering with JP Sears — Episode 428 Eliminate Self-Sabotage & Break Through Your Limiting Beliefs with Christine Hassler — Episode 273 Master Your Focus In Turbulent Times & Unlock Your Limitless Brain with Jim Kwik — Episode 408 Upgrade Your Environment, Practice Persistence & Create Your Own Meaning with Lori Harder — Episode 368 How to Deal with Failure cultivating Work Ethic & Why It’s Time to Man Up with Bedros Keuilian — Episode 309 How Your Thoughts Control Your Biology & How To Transform Your Thinking with Dr. Joe Dispenza — Episode 383 * 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 
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably spent more time than you would like to admit on your couch, in front of a screen, or both since the pandemic started. We’ve all been there, so it’s no surprise that a recent study published by BMC Public Health showed that levels of sedentary behavior have skyrocketed while levels of exercise have decreased over the last seven months. What comes as more of a shock is that these trends are showing a tendency to become permanently entrenched. Today’s guest, world-renowned movement coach and therapist Aaron Alexander, is here to offer a few tools to help all of us put down our phones and reconnect with our physiology. Instead of recommending sweeping lifestyle changes, Aaron makes an argument for subtle, steady shifts to your daily life—starting with spending 30 minutes on the floor every day.  Aaron explains that movement doesn’t need to be complicated—but we do need to move. Because when you’re stressed, and you don’t move, your system begins to deteriorate. 2020 might not be the year to undertake a complete transformation, but adding in more movement is incredibly important right now, for your health and happiness. Enjoy my conversation with Aaron Alexander, and give his suggestions a try.  You might even start to see the world differently from down there on the floor. In this episode you’ll discover: Why movement helps to bring your brain online and deal with stress. What role your personal narrative plays in how you approach your health. How posture is linked to your perception of the world—and the world’s perception of you. How simply doing the work and showing up can help you manifest success. Why swift lifestyle changes don’t always have staying power. How our belongings can harbor psychological weight.  The connection between bringing organization into your body and bringing organization into your home. Why it’s important to get out of the same repetitive sitting position you’ve been in since kindergarten. Why Aaron recommends spending at least 30 minutes a day on the ground. How poor food choices are more likely when you feel out of control—and vice versa. The three simple things Aaron says you can do every day to bring alignment to your life.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Eatsmarterbook.com Pre-order Eat Smarter to get the mini-course on the 10 foods that are clinically proven to optimize your fat loss hormones. Onnit.com/model Get 10% off MCT oils and your entire purchase! Foursigmatic.com/model — Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Top 7 Longevity Tips – How to Live a Longer, Better Life - with Guest Peter Ragnar — Episode 38 The Align Method by Aaron Alexander The Align Podcast Aaron Alexander Website / 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 
If you knew an ingredient in your food could make you sick, would you still eat it? Probably not. Yet from orange juice to peanut butter cups, the synthetic ingredients lurking in everyday pantry staples could be doing you more harm than good. And while industrial food producers would love you to think otherwise, poor nutrition is a leading cause of preventable chronic diseases. As the saying goes, you really are what you eat. Our guest on this episode, New York Times bestselling author and food activist Vani Hari, explains “health washing” and shares how innocuous terms like “natural flavoring” can mask toxic ingredients in your favorite foods—and what you can do about it.  Vani is no stranger to confronting the food industry, and her investigative work has led to significant changes from major brands like Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Subway, and many others. Armed with what she’s learned in her own personal journey and thousands of hours of research, Vani explains how to empower yourself and your loved ones to make better food choices. While this year has been a rollercoaster, taking charge of what you put into your body—especially during a pandemic—is one small act you can do to regain control and fortify your health. If you’re ready to take a critical look at the food in your kitchen, listen and learn! In this episode you’ll discover: What century-old food helps fight viruses and reduces symptoms of asthma and allergies. Why Vani and Shawn value their daily workouts—now more than ever. Why you need to take agency for your own health instead of depending on others. How $4 trillion is spent on healthcare every year, yet we’re sicker than ever.  Why “health washing” is a problem. How food companies use unnatural flavors to create addictive products. How to get your kids to love vegetables. Why orange juice companies add synthetic vitamins and ingredients. What we can do right now to effect change at the community, corporate, and government levels. How Vani got her brother to change his lifestyle and turn his health around. The three simple questions you should ask yourself before every meal. Why it’s important to reach out to family members and neighbors right now. 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! Food Babe Kitchen by Vani Hari Feeding You Lies by Vani Hari The Food Babe Website / Instagram TruVani 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 
Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Today, I want to apply that sentiment to the pandemic that our society is facing. As we seek solutions to a public health crisis, it’s important that we take a deeper look at the contributing factors that got us to this level of distress. On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re diving deep into the pieces of our country’s health crisis that are not being analyzed. You’ll learn about some of the underlying health epidemics that have made our population more susceptible to the pandemic.  Most importantly, you’re going to hear about how to use this time as an opportunity for change, and how understanding the root cause of our issues can lead us to a better, stronger, healthier way of life. My intent is that this episode inspires you to take action and make a difference on an individual, grassroots level so that together we can affect lasting change. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of COVID-19 deaths were related to a preexisting chronic condition.  The number one factor that leads to chronic illnesses.  How many Americans are clinically obese.  The difference between an epidemic and a pandemic.  How the obesity epidemic in the US affects our children.  Which country has the highest consumption rates of soda.  How many pounds of sugar the average American consumes per year.  What our body fat is comprised of, and how it has changed over time.  The biggest issue with the US healthcare system. What percentage of Americans are on prescription drugs.  The link between insufficient sleep and heart disease.  How a sedentary lifestyle can lead to developing diabetes.  The effects of human connection on our hormones and neurotransmitters.  How stress can actually change your biochemistry.  What a psychosomatic illness is, and why our society is predisposed to them.  The top three causes of death in the US.  Which organ is the most responsible for drug metabolism.  How you can preorder my new book, Eat Smarter.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Eatsmarterbook.com -- Preorder your copy today to claim your bonuses!  The Social Dilemma on Netflix  Our Growing Susceptibility to Viral Infections with Dr. Cate Shanahan – Episode 420 How Social Media Affects Our Psychology with Adam Alter – Episode 434 The Link Between Exercise & Human Connection with Dr. Kelly McGonigal – Episode 393 * 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 
If you compare your life today to one year ago, it probably looks a lot different. So many of us have had to readjust and redefine how we interact in our personal lives, our families, and workplaces. There are so many things that have changed so quickly, but in that lies an incredible opportunity to be more intentional and to focus on what really matters.  But how do you actually sharpen your focus, dial into your intuition, and affect change? Today’s guest, Light Watkins, is here to share valuable insights and strategies on how you can become an active participant in your life and take advantages of the opportunities that this unique moment in time has created. Light is an author and world-renowned meditation teacher who is passionate about spreading inspiration and arming folks with simple tools for amplifying happiness.  On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn about shifting your perspective, getting in touch with your intuition, and the challenges that often parallel growth. If you’re in need of a dose of inspiration, there’s no one better qualified than Light Watkins. So listen in, take good notes, and apply what resonates with you!  In this episode you’ll discover: Light’s inspiration for creating daily videos. How an analogy of a turtle and a giraffe can help us understand each other.  Why expectations are self-generated disappointment. Where to find the answer to 99% of problems. What the most important dating app is. How your intuition operates like a GPS.  Ways you can channel your intuition.  Why tension is a critical part of growth.  How 2020 can help you become comfortable with being uncomfortable. The difference between being an active participant and a passive participant. What it means to invite people into your personal paradise.  Why now is the best time to be alive.  How being present allows your brain to seek out opportunities.  The importance of letting your voice be heard.  Why the desire to quit is an important part of growing.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth ⇐ Get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Themodelhealthshow.com/mondays -- Get access to Model Mondays! How Social Media Affects Our Psychology & Why Our Phones Are Become Irresistible - Guest Adam Alter The Inner Gym by Light Watkins Bliss More by Light Watkins E-Squared by Pam Grout Connect with Light Watkins Website / Twitter / 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 
If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a few bad cell phone habits. Most of spend hours every day attached to our devices, with little to no boundaries or schedules. The thing is, this is no mistake. Our devices and apps are expertly engineered to alter our brain chemistry.   So if you find yourself mindlessly refreshing the same apps over and over again or unconsciously reaching for your phone, it actually has little to do with your willpower and more to do with the efficacy of the product itself. Today’s guest, Adam Alter, literally wrote the book on how technology is designed to captivate our brains, override our willpower, and manipulate us into addictive behaviors.  On today’s show, Adam is sharing the link between technology and addiction, and how we can take our control back. If you’re ready to break your bad digital habits and gain a deeper understanding of the psychological effects of technology, this episode of The Model Health Show is for you!  In this episode you’ll discover: The average amount of time an adult in the US spends on their phone.  How technology has been designed to hook us.  Why your willpower is like a gas tank. How apps are designed to overcome your willpower. The smartest and most important feature that Facebook designed. How humans have evolved to be sensitive to negative emotions.  What behavioral addiction is, and why all humans are susceptible. Why context matters when it comes to addiction. How virtual learning impacts our children. What digital amnesia is. Why boredom is an important for your creativity.  Ways to better manage the use of your devices.  How to create an environment that minimizes your technology exposure.  What the opposite of screen time is.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Themodelhealthshow.com/beekeepers  — Get 15% off natural remedies! Themodelhealthshow.com/foursigmatic  — Get 15% off your daily health elixirs! The Social Dilemma on Netflix TED Talk: Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy by Adam Alter  Irresistible by Adam Alter  Intentionally Unplugged Connect with Adam Alter Website / 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 
The mask debate has become highly politicized and fueled by emotion. But instead, what if we approached life with logic, science, and reason? On this episode of the Model Health Show, my mission is to provide you with the tools you need to evaluate scientific studies and prepare yourself to shut down the cognitive biases that we all hold.  We’re digging into the studies on mask efficacy, preventing infection, and health outcomes in the US. You’ll learn about different types of masks and how they perform in scientific studies, plus how to actually understand the results of the data. This episode also contains real ways you can protect your family and your community during a public health crisis.  I hope this information inspires you to always approach life with a sense of curiosity and to stand up for logic and rationality. Most importantly, I hope this episode encourages you to put your time and energy toward real solutions that contribute to your health, as well as the health of those around you.  In this episode you’ll discover: The behaviors and activities your genes expect you to participate in.  What the number one risk factor for having a severe reaction to COVID-19 is. How our cognitive biases can stop us from being logical.  What happens when an infected person coughs into a petri dish while wearing a mask.  How a randomized control trial works.  Data on the efficacy of a mask for preventing illness.  The importance of through handwashing for preventing infections.  How many Americans are obese or overweight.  The top three causes of death in the United States.  How cloth masks can actually increase risks of infection.  Tangible ways to help improve the health of those around you. The power of having curiosity.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Themodelhealthshow.com/onnit -- Get your optimal health supplements at 10% off!  Themodelhealthshow.com/thrivemarket --Join today to get your free gift! Mask Facts: The Science & History of Masks in Medicine  * 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 
All year we’ve heard staggering statistics about the state of the economy, skyrocketing unemployment rates, and the demise of small businesses. It’s obvious that your ability to create an income for your family can impact your life in a multitude of ways, but did you know that job satisfaction is one of the strongest influences on our mental health?  While that might sound disheartening, the truth is that each and every one of us holds the power to affect change and create a fulfilling, prosperous life. I truly believe that this moment in time has given us an opportunity to do so. Whether or not you know what gifts you have, they exist. And your health, your community, and the world are all counting on you to unlock your innate potential.  On today’s show, we’re diving into the measurable impact job satisfaction has on our overall health and wellness. You’ll hear my personal anecdotes on aligning my career with my passions, and tangible tips you can utilize to create a shift in your own career, wellness, and financial stability. I hope this episode resonates with you and inspires you to create the life that you want. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: The link between job satisfaction and mental health.  How hating your job can contribute to chronic health issues. The three main areas that are negatively impacted by career dissatisfaction.  Why job satisfaction rates have been declining in the US for decades.  The difference between a labor-based workforce and a knowledge-based workforce. How many Americans have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.  Why changing your perception about money is life-changing.  What your money blueprint is, and how to improve it.  The difference between being an entrepreneur and having financial freedom. What ROR is, and why it’s important for changing your future.  How your individual success can contribute to the well-being of your community.  The importance of creating multiple streams of income.  What the number one determinant of your health, happiness, and success is.  How your limiting beliefs hold you back from greatness. Why perfectionism stops you from sharing your gift with the world.  The power of holding a vision of what you want your life to look like.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth -- Join today to get your free gift! Themodelhealthshow.com/nextlevelcoach -- Enroll now to join my private masterclass! Master Your Focus in Turbulent Time with Jim Kwik – Episode 408 Self-Image Leadership & the ABCs of Success with Bob Proctor – Episode 111 * 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 we are collectively undergoing a massive shift in our society, there’s never been a better time to evaluate our habits, thoughts, and beliefs. On some level, we’ve all been impacted by societal pressures about the American Dream, the hustle, and what it truly means to be successful. But have you ever considered if any of those paradigms are actually true or effective? In his new book, The Buddha and the Badass, Vishen Lakhiani shares life-changing insights to help you uplevel your career path and your life. Vishen is a speaker, New York Times bestselling author, meditation teacher, and the visionary behind Mindvalley. His tips and tools will help you elevate your unique strengths and transform the way you live, both personally and professionally.  This episode will inspire you to get in touch with your intuition, challenge lifelong paradigms, and align your vision with your values. You’re going to learn about unlocking higher states of consciousness, how to have a healthy work-life balance, and effective strategies to sustainably change your habits. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this interview with Vishen Lakhiani!   In this episode you’ll discover: The inspiration behind Vishen’s new book. What intuition really is.  The power of following your gut instinct.  How our broken education system contributes to a lack of consciousness. The advantages of using plant medicine.  Why hard work and hustle are myths. How to find a balance between acceleration and navigation.  What it means to discover your Soulprint. Where human values originate from.  How a Muslim watch list shaped the company mission at Mindvalley.  The best definition of leadership. How consciousness grows.  The difference between ethnocentrism and worldcentrism. What the OODA Loop is, and how to use it to make faster decisions. How identity shifting can help you transform your habits. What the Law of Resonance is.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! High Score on Netflix Mask Facts: The Science & History of Masks in Medicine The Buddha and the Badass by Vishen Lakhiani The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani Mindvalley All Access Connect with Vishen Lakhiani 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 
For many folks around the world, right now is an immensely challenging time. Many of us are doing our best to make the most of a complicated situation. No matter what hardship you’re facing, there’s always the chance to seek out the opportunities that often present themselves during difficult seasons.  Today you’re going to learn about tapping into your genius, cultivating your creativity, and the role of gratitude and love during adversity. Our guest is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and influential thought leader, IN-Q. He’s sharing transformational lessons about evolving as a person and finding your creative genius. This interview is an in-depth look into how you can make authentic changes that add value and improvement to the world around you. You’ll also hear some of IN-Q’s thought-provoking poetry and the inspiration behind his powerful and insightful book. So listen in, take good notes, and get ready to learn from the one and only, IN-Q.  In this episode you’ll discover: How hip-hop and freestyling can serve as a form of meditation.  The origin story of IN-Q’s book.  Why art can be like alchemy.  How to transform pain into beauty and art.  Why now is the time to foster your own creativity.  How to cultivate more creativity in your life.  Where to find inspiration for creating art.  Why having a creative outlet is necessary at this point in time.  How adaptation can make us stronger and more compassionate.  The importance of being cognizant of the people you surround yourself with. Why gratitude is necessary in every aspect of life.  How to find the opportunities in challenging moments.  Different ways to define love.  The importance of being in service to others and growing as a person.  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! Inquire Within by IN-Q Connect with IN-Q 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 
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant?”  – Henry David Thoreau When you’re on the outside of any struggle, it can be easy to dismiss or minimize the challenges that accompany the hardship. But what kinds of insights and perspectives could you gain if you had the opportunity to step outside of your own experience? That’s exactly what Drew Manning did in 2011 when he experimented with gaining and losing 70 pounds. Drew is a fitness influencer, podcaster, and New York Times Best Selling Author who has shared his personal physical, emotional, and mental transformation. Now he’s challenging himself again, with the clear intention of sharing why empathy is the key missing in the fitness industry.  On today’s show, my good friend Drew is back to share meaningful lessons about accountability, what’s truly behind physical transformation, and why empathy is such a powerful catalyst for long-lasting change. You’ll also hear the details of Drew’s new fitness challenge. No matter where you are on your personal journey, Drew is bringing incredible value to help you reach your goals.  In this episode you’ll discover: The powerful results that occur when you get clear about your vision.  What biophotons are.  How accountability can help you reach your goals.  Why getting uncomfortable can drive results.  The often-overlooked mental and emotional components of physical transformation.  Why a strong support system is important on any health journey. What it means to become an observer of your thoughts.  The difference between responding and reacting.  Drew’s mission to spread a message of empathy in the fitness industry.  How Drew’s 2020 experiment will differ from his journey in 2011. The four diets Drew will test during Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty. Why 2020 is the perfect time to display empathy.  What it takes to create long-lasting, sustainable habits.  How to attract health into your life.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model  -- Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth  -- Join today to get your free gift! The Meaning Behind Skyrocketing COVID-19 Cases with Dr. Alan Preston – Episode 423 Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins Connect with Drew Manning Website / Facebook / 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
Now, more than ever, it’s important to take control over your perspective. When it feels like the entire world is in disarray, your mindset will determine your ability to persevere. Luckily, the way that you think, react, and behave is entirely within your control.  If you’re in need of a massive shift in perspective, today’s guest is the right person to help you pivot your mindset. JP Sears is a conscious comedian, author, podcaster, and YouTuber who has the innate gift of bringing light and comedy to serious issues. In terms of health, business, and outlook, JP has been able to make the most of the pandemic by searching for opportunities instead of excuses. Today, he’s going to share those insights with you.  This episode contains conversations on shifting from a fear-based mindset to a love-based mindset, how humor can help you cope during difficult times, and how overcoming division can help us heal as a society. JP’s insights will empower you to open your mind, step outside of fear, and train your brain for positive thinking. Enjoy!   In this episode you’ll discover: Why reflecting on personal growth is so empowering.  How JP adjusted his mindset when COVID-19 changed his business plans.  The power of teaching your mind to search for opportunities amidst hardships. What instinctive elaboration is, and how to use it to your advantage.  Why news headlines are written to invoke a fear response.  How fear can be like a jail.  The difference between healthy fear and disempowering fear. Why asking questions helps your mind expand.  How division creates suffering.  Why cancer is like political division.  The one question you should ask yourself when you feel obligated to pick a side. Why freedom of speech matters. How JP has made his health a priority during the pandemic.  The magnetic power of combining information and comedy.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Onnit.com/model -- Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Themodelhealthshow.com/coach2020 -- Learn how to make more income as a coach! What It’s Like to Believe Everything the Media Tells You The Insanity of Picking a Side  What Gyms Are Like When They Re-Open You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes to Science on Forbes The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Connect with JP Website / Podcast / YouTube / 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
“Accept—then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” -Eckhart Tolle  I’m declaring 2020 “the Year of the Pivot.” Even though there are plenty of circumstances that we might wish were different, the truth is that it does no good to fight against an unchangeable reality. Sometimes the best we can do is accept what is and make the most of it.   While this year might look different than you planned, it’s important to recognize that this period of time holds the potential to become an opportunity for profound growth. Today I want to encourage you to use this time to focus on strengthening your family bonds and taking control of your finances.  We’re going to explore different ways that you can prioritize your family, including tangible ways to strengthen bonds and consciously connect within your household. You’re also going to learn about taking the initiative to build self-reliance in your finances and how you can create an income in an authentic, value-centered way. I hope this episode gives you the tools and inspiration you need to create a positive change in 2020.  In this episode you’ll discover: What makes psychiatry treatments different from other healthcare approaches. The importance of connecting and communicating with your children during this time. Why you should ask your family members engaging questions.  How playing with your family can strengthen connections.  What your brain’s default mode network is, and how it functions.  The power of approaching your goals with a model in mind.  Why carving out intentional and focused time with your children is so critical. The benefits of cultivating teamwork within your family structure.  How consistency and routine create an opportunity for new learning.  The link between unemployment and heart disease.   How the idea of the American Dream has shifted over time.  The empowering implications of creating self-reliance within your income.  How to monetize your passion and align your income with your values.  Questions you can ask yourself in order to identify your unique gifts. The difference between a value extraction mindset and a value creation mindset.  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! Themodelhealthshow.com/coach2020 -- Learn how to make more income as a coach! COVID-19 & Mental Health – With Guest Dr. Daniel Amen- Episode 429  How to Uncover Your Unique Gift with CJ Quinney – Episode 285 Mask Facts: The Science & History of Masks in Medicine A Day of Digging Deeper with Shaun T. School Supplies Resource  * 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 
Pandemics are stressful. Whether you’re stressing about homeschooling your kids, worrying about the health of your loved ones, or dealing with financial struggles, you’re not alone if you’re struggling during this time. As we navigate through isolation and uncertainty, taking care of your mental health should be at the top of your priority list.  When it comes to brain health, there’s truly no one better suited on the planet to share valuable tips and strategies than Dr. Daniel Amen. Dr. Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, 10-time New York Times bestselling author, and a true authority when it comes to maximizing your brain.  On today’s show, Dr. Amen is back on The Model Health Show to share his best insights and solutions to optimize your brain health during a pandemic. You’re going to learn about the correlation between brain health and body health, how to stand the best chances against COVID-19, and how to stay connected during isolation. I hope this episode makes you feel empowered in your ability to build strength and resilience during hard times. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: The importance of keeping up on your mental hygiene.  A distinction between mental illness and brain health.  What your best defense against COVID-19 is.  How weight gain impacts the human brain. The link between inflammation and obesity. What inflammatory cytokines are, and what they have to do with the brain. Why you should become aware of your omega-3 fatty acid levels. The best nutritional supplements to support your immune system.  How the pandemic has increased mental health issues. The shocking link between unemployment rates and opioid addiction.  How to reframe the way you think about death.  The difference between social distancing and physically distancing.  How appreciation can change your life.  The impacts that loneliness and isolation can have on the brain.  Tips for parenting during a pandemic.  How learning can literally grow new brain cells.  Why Alzheimer’s is a lifestyle disease, and what one major contributor is.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth —Join today to get your free gift! Foursigmatic.com/model  — Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The End of Mental Illness by Daniel Amen, MD Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen, MD Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades by Daniel Amen, MD Change Your Brain, Change Your Body by Daniel Amen, MD  Your Brain Is Always Listening by Daniel Amen, MD Anatomy of an Illness by Norman Cousins On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross BrainFitLife Amen Clinics Connect with Dr. Daniel Amen Website / Instagram / Facebook  * 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 
It’s been estimated that 17 million people have recovered from COVID-19. Given the transmissibility of the virus, how is that possible? The answer lies in the dynamic, complex, and powerful immune system.  Your immune system is a multifaceted and highly intelligent defense system. And whether we’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic or cold and flu season, it’s important to have an understanding of how the immune system works. More importantly, it’s critical to understand how to optimize and fortify its function.  On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re diving into the complex, adaptive, and fascinating world of the human immune system and how it relates to viruses. You’ll learn about the main components of the immune system, what immunological adaptation is, and practical strategies you can use to maximize the function of your incredible immune system. This episode is full of scientific evidence, as well as practical tips you can apply today. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How many viruses exist on the planet.  The two different aspects of the human microbiome.  What percentage of the human genome is comprised of viruses.  The main differences between viruses and bacteria.  What Cytotoxic T cells are, and how they target infected cells. How the human immune system adapts.  A simple way to improve the function of your natural killer cells.  The top three comorbidities that make COVID-19 dangerous.  How your body’s lymphatic system works.  What it means to learn while you burn.  The importance of addressing underlying inflammation.  How your microbiome works, and why it matters for immune health.  The link between sugar and chronic illnesses.  How to use nutrition to up your natural defense system.  The power of meditation for immune health.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth — Join now to get your free gift! Organifi.com/Model  — Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model  — Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Mask Facts: The Science & History Of Masks in Medicine How to Heal & Build a Healthy Relationship with Anne Stevenson – Episode 419 The Mind-Body Healing Connection with Tristan Truscott – Episode 154 * 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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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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Danny G

I really liked your show until Dr Allan Preston, part of the tea party. Very bias, and never talks about how sick people get, long term, and how infectious this is. You should of added vote Trump. Why not get Dr Osterholm on Shaun. Won't be listening anymore

Aug 2nd
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Melissa Telfer

hi Shawn. could you post the links to your sources from your face mask YouTube video. it was taken down after two hours so I couldn't finish watching it.

Jul 27th
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Barb Starr

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Every single one of your podcasts are full of great science, real information with fact behind it. America would be better if the WHO, CDC abd FDA would follow the same science.

Jul 13th
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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

🤯🤯

Oct 23rd
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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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