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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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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 
What do we actually know about virus transmissibility, the efficacy of face masks, and the implications of wearing a face covering? It turns out, it takes a lot of work to get to the bottom of what the data truly says. Articles circulating on social media are often misleading—omitting critical pieces of information to sway your opinion one way or another.  That’s why I decided to dig deep into the studies, examine the data with an open mind, and share my findings with you. In my new documentary, Mask Facts: The Science and History of Masks in Medicine, I looked through the science in order to get a clearer picture of how viruses and masks actually interact in the real world.  And on today’s show, you’re going to hear even more of the clinical evidence on mask efficacy. You’ll learn about how popular studies ignore real-world conditions and provide inadequate data, how to eliminate any self-serving biases when looking at the facts, and how to approach the COVID-19 pandemic with logic and reason. I hope this episode encourages you to be proactive and unbiased when presented with new information. Enjoy!   In this episode you’ll discover: The history of wearing masks.  What the miasmatic theory of disease is.  How viruses actually operate. What percentage of the human genome is comprised of viruses.  How small a virus actually is.  The efficacy of surgical masks vs. cloth masks.  How a face mask can create a false sense of security.  Why studies can often be misleading and assumptive.  The true efficacy of an N95 respirator mask.   What the data shows about wearing masks during pregnancy.  The link between wearing a face mask and headaches.  Why we should question the mandates set forth for the school year.  The truth behind why surgeons wear masks.  How to overcome a self-serving bias and cherry-picking data.  What the World Health Organization actually says about mask efficacy.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Themodelhealthshow.com/maskfacts -- Watch the documentary! Themodelhealthshow.com/breatheagain   The Meaning Behind Skyrocketing COVID-19 Cases with Dr. Alan Preston – Episode 423 Why the World Is Facing Challenges Right Now with Dr. Michael Beckwith – Episode 415 * 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
You don’t have to look far to find data (and opinions!) about the current pandemic. From news outlets to social media feeds, it can feel overwhelming to be constantly submerged into a plethora of information and scary statistics. But from a scientific perspective, it’s important to put context to the data in order to have a comprehensive grasp on what’s really happening.  There’s no one better suited to help us gain a deeper understanding of reporting statistics and infection rates than Dr. Alan Preston. Dr. Preston is an expert in the field of epidemiology. On today’s show, he’s back to paint a broader picture when it comes to public health and virus transmission.  You’re going to hear what goes into coronavirus testing and reporting, the importance of understanding measurement periods, and how to understand the burden of disease. Dr. Preston is also diving into the truth about death rates, economic implications, and why taking responsibility for your own health is so critical during this time.  In this episode you’ll discover: The three ways that COVID-19 cases are reported. What it means to be presumed positive.  The difference between a PCR test and an antigen test.  Why understanding subtypes is important when interpreting data.  How to calculate a mortality rate.  The difference between dying from COVID-19 and dying with COVID-19. How COVID-19 deaths and chronic illnesses are linked.  The importance of taking ownership of your own health. How to actually boost the production of your natural killer cells. What herd immunity is.  The far-reaching implications of the economic shutdown. What you need to know about hospital capacities.  How stress impacts the immune system.  The importance of being considerate and compassionate to others.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Foursigmatic.com/model — Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model — Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Why Quarantine Has Us More Unhealthy Than Ever – Episode 411 Accurate Reporting & Epidemiology with Dr. Alan Preston – Episode 414 Connect with Dr. Alan Preston LinkedIn  Mask Facts: The Science & The 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 
For many folks, right now is a trying time. Between lockdowns, changes in school schedules, and skyrocketing unemployment rates, it’s easy to feel like is out of control. But when it comes down to it, there are a lot of aspects of your life that you can directly affect if you are intentional.  Your personal health, your financial situation, the quality of your relationships, and your mental health are all areas that you have the power to positively impact. If you want to see improvement in those areas, you have to ask yourself empowering questions. From those answers, you can establish habits that will bring you results.  In this episode of the Model Health Show, you’re going to hear how to positively shift your health, finances, relationships, and mental health. You’ll learn about the importance of creating a healthy mindset under changing conditions, and some questions you can ask yourself to shift your life in a positive direction. I hope this episode empowers you to become the authority in your own life and inspires you to build a healthy mindset that can withstand whatever life throws your way.   In this episode you’ll discover: What instinctual elaboration is.  The importance of improving the quality of the questions you ask yourself.  What is the greatest thing you can do to push humanity forward.  How to become empowered by your struggles and challenges. The importance of identifying your greatest strengths.  What the number one risk factor is for dying from infectious diseases.  Why you need to get creative with your workouts.  The number one cause of poor health in the US.  Why your level of success is a culmination of your habits.  Ways that unemployment can adversely affect people’s lives.  An exercise that can help you identify additional streams of income.   How to use this time to engage in the things you were born to do. What it means to shift to a value creation paradigm. The importance of finding creative ways to nurture your relationships.  How to take control of your mental hygiene.  What the greatest bridge to transformation is.   Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code model for 20% off! The Fat Loss Code Natural Treatments for Depression – Episode 076 How to Reduce Anxiety During a Lockdown – Episode 407  The Muscle-Brain Connection – Episode 331 How to Create Healthy Habits for a Lifetime – Episode 141 Building Financial Strength in Times of Crisis with Amy Porterfield – Episode 409 How to Instantly Shift Your Mindset with Bob Proctor – Episode 137 Taking Action in Challenging Times with Jack Canfield – Episode 406 * 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 
With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama There are times in our lives when exterior circumstances can feel heavy and overburdening. Between a global pandemic, social unrest, and whatever you might be going through in your personal life, it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed. If you’re experiencing high levels of stress, the most important thing to remember is that you are resilient, you are strong, and you are equipped to overcome.   Having that awareness really boils down to one key character trait: confidence. If you’re confident in your ability to face the challenges in your path, you’ll thrive through the hardships and come out even stronger. The good news is, your confidence is a muscle that you have the capacity to build.  In this episode of the Model Health Show, you’re going to hear eight powerful messages to encourage you to cultivate confidence. You’ll learn where your confidence comes from, simple tips and strategies you can use to build your confidence, and how you can train your mind to become more positive and resilient. I hope this episode reminds you of your strength and your capacity for greatness, no matter what life throws at you. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: Where confidence actually comes from.  The one thing you can do to build your self-confidence. Why your self-worth is like a thermostat.   How confidence and preparation go hand-in-hand. Why it’s so important to stay in your lane.  The two different ways you can allow fear to impact your choices.  How to get physically stronger can push you to become more confident in other areas. What the poker chip theory of self-esteem is.  How to train your brain to focus on your accomplishments and positive experiences.  Why having a fear of the worst-case scenario keeps you stuck.  How to create brief successes to help you build confidence. What the number one judgment is in our lives. Why fear is an opportunity for self-love.   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! Get Financially Fit & Upgrade Your Identity with Ed Mylett – Episode 282 Strengthen Your Body, Mind, & Confidence with Laila Ali – Episode 236  The Truth About Fear with CJ Quinney – Episode 285 Embracing Your Body & Owning Your Power with Steph Gaudreau – Episode 362 Taking Action in Challenging Times with Jack Canfield – Episode 406 Build Confidence & Be Awesome with Chalene Johnson – Episode 105 How to Defeat the 4 Categories of Fear with Koya Webb – Episode 372  Build Strength & Character with Jay Ferrugia – Episode 375 * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
What do you think of when you hear the term body fat? If you’re like most Americans, you probably think of body fat as a cosmetic issue. But the truth is, our body fat is a critical part in our health, including hormone regulation, immune function, and metabolic processes.  In our chronically overweight society, many people have an overabundance of body fat—but struggle to actually burn it off. There’s a huge misconception that this is a willpower deficiency, but in reality, a metabolic problem is a serious biochemical imbalance. Luckily, it’s one that can be corrected with a few simple and straightforward shifts.  In her new book, The Fatburn Fix, Dr. Cate Shanahan shares how an overabundance of vegetable oils in the Standard American Diet leads to the inability to burn body fat. On this episode of the Model Health Show, Dr. Cate is back to share about the biochemistry of highly refined oils, how the human metabolism runs most efficiently, and how simple swaps in your diet can make you a better fat burner. Enjoy!   In this episode you’ll discover: What the best exercise you can do is.   How to make your body crave exercise.  Why body fat is the number one determinant of our health.  How your body’s metabolism works. Why the idea of metabolism speed is a misconception.  How the makeup of human body fat has changed over time.  The problem with highly refined seed oils.   What PUFAs are.  Why the percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acid in your body fat matters.  The three biggest food sources of processed oils.  How inflammation and body fat are interconnected.  The link between vegetable oils and COVID-19 effects.  Why canola oil is more common than olive oil. How your body fat controls your temperament. The two different types of sugar addiction.  How processed oils are made.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model -- Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Global Pandemic & the Human Virome – Episode 405 Why America Was Hit So Hard by COVID-19 – Episode 418 The Fatburn Fix by Dr. Cate Shanahan Deep Nutrition by Dr. Cate Shanahan  Connect with Dr. Cate Shanahan Website / Facebook / Twitter   * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
This year has been a time for deep reflection, societal shifts, and hard conversations. Between being quarantined at home for months and our society experiencing an awakening of racial disparities, to say it’s a strange time would be an understatement.  While major events in the world might seem out of our control, we each hold so much power in our ability to create meaning, engage in important conversations, and spark change around us. On today’s show, Anne Stevenson is back to share her perspective on navigating relationships through difficult seasons, the power of empathy, and how we can all learn more—and in turn, do better.  You’re going to hear about maintaining bonds when under pressure, the importance of self-care, and why having a willingness to learn is at the root of real change. Anne is sharing tips on strengthening relationships, growing through difficulties, and what it takes to be a true ally. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How our relationship dynamic was forced to change in early 2020. What we can learn from our collective experience in quarantine.  Why Anne’s perspective on homeschooling recently evolved.  How to handle stress in relationships during this unique time. The importance of creating yearly goals.  Why now is an opportunity to up-level and strengthen your connections. The role that self-care plays in activism.  Why we all need to examine our own biases.  How education and a willingness to learn can help our society heal.  The pervasive problem with deflecting serious issues.  How compassion empathy can create change.  Why we’re in the midst of a rising of consciousness.  The three types of empathy.  What Black people really need from white allies.  Why studying is at the foundation of a well-rounded belief.  How education can strengthen your ability to call out injustices.  Ways you can encourage diversity within your community.  The importance of taking action on what resonates with you.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth - Get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Foursigmatic.com/model  - 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Being Productive in Times of Crisis with Amy Porterfield – Episode 409  We Need to Talk & It’s Going to Get Uncomfortable – Anne on The Chalene Show  The Most Overlooked Racial Health Disparity in Our World Today – Episode 416 Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Daniel Goleman – Episode 237 13th on Netflix When They See Us on Netflix  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie Over the last few months, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about how you should be avoiding others, staying indoors, and wearing a mask. While there’s certainly a time for being cautious, I’ve found myself wondering why news outlets aren’t sharing more empowering information. There is a lot you can do to improve your immune function and protect your body from chronic illnesses so that you can better fight off infections.  Feeling powerless and fearful is no way to navigate your life. Instead, I want you to be equipped with real, proven information that gives you peace and preparation. Together, we can change the conversation and shift from living in an epidemic of fear to thriving in our own knowledge and understanding.  On today’s show, we’re going to discuss questioning not only what you hear on the news, but also your own self-serving biases. We’re going to focus on working with the scientific evidence that we already have, instead of waiting and wishing for a different outcome. I hope this episode arms you with the education you need to feel empowered in your choices and take authority over your health.  In this episode you’ll discover: How a self-serving bias works, and how you can challenge it.  Why the US has been hit so hard by COVID-19. The three things you do every day that contribute to your cellular makeup. How many American citizens have diabetes or prediabetes. The link between immune function and viral infection deaths.  How conventional medicine and specialization can often miss the big picture.  The most effective thing we can do to improve the COVID-19 survival rate. How simply going on a short walk can boost your immune system. The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 infection rates. How quality sleep can improve your natural killer cell production. Why we need to better utilize the data we have on immune function. How chronic illnesses make us more susceptible to infectious diseases. The top three causes of death in the US. How many American people die from heart disease each year. What you need to know about exposure to carcinogens. The drawbacks of wearing a mask long-term. Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model ⇐ Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos – Episode 405 8 Powerful Ways to Manage Stress During Complicated Times – Episode 417 Why Quarantine Has Us More Unhealthy Than Ever – Episode 411 Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
Stress is a normal part of being human, and in our modern world, stress is something that we will always experience on some level. But lately it seems like stress triggers are in overdrive, and many of us are looking for ways to clear our minds and manage stress so that we can be our best selves.  In this compilation episode, you’ll learn advice and strategies from eight experts on how you can better manage stress. While it’s impossible to totally eliminate the stressors in your life, you have the capacity to build your resiliency. This episode will teach you how to modulate your stress so that you can maintain your happiness and health—no matter what is going on in the world around you. You’re going to hear about the different types of stress, and how your relationship with technology influences your stress levels. You’ll learn about the power of food, music, and exercise to manage stress, proven ways to improve your resiliency, and much more. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of doctor’s visits are due to stress-related illnesses. Why your brain needs downtime. What Micro Stress Doses are, and how to understand your personal threshold. The two types of stress that we experience. What xenohormetic molecules are.  The power of eating colorful foods.  What primary cilia are.  How sound can actually change cellular structure in your brain. Why play is a self-tuning mechanism for your brain.  The importance of taking inventory of your time.  What the Japanese term shinrn-yoku means.  Why cortisol is not inherently negative.  What cross-adaptation is.  Activities you can engage in to help you manage psychological stress.  How exercise can help build up your resilience to stress.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Surprising Science of Stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee – Episode 376 Why We Age & Why We Don’t Have To with Dr. David Sinclair – Episode 381  How Sound Influences Healing with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary – Episode 404 How Your Posture Affects Your Brain with Aaron Alexander – Episode 389 Brain Wash with Drs. David & Austin Perlmutter – Episode 392  The Microbiome-Emotion Connection with Dr. Jillian Teta – Episode 349  Hyperpalatable Foods & Sketchy Chemicals with Max Lugavere – Episode 403  The Extraordinary Link Between Exercise & Joy with Dr. Kelly McGonigal – Episode 393 The Stress Solution by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee  Lifespan by Dr. David Sinclair  Sound Medicine by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary  The Align Method by Aaron Alexander  Brain Wash by Drs. David & Austin Perlmutter  Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter  Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson Natural Solutions for Digestive Health by Dr. Jillian Teta  Genius Foods by Max Lugavere  The Joy of Movement by Dr. Kelly McGonigal TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend by Dr. Kelly McGonigal  Subscribe to The Model Health Show on YouTube to Enter the Giveaway!  * Download Transcript  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“Race and racism are a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets. I pray that we all have the strength for that journey, just as I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us.” – Michelle Obama  Long-standing, deep-seated racial inequities are being uncovered in every aspect of American life. Not only do many western illnesses (and even the pandemic) disproportionately affect Black people, but now we’re seeing a widespread public outcry about racism in our criminal justice system. If you’re at all familiar with The Model Health Show, you know my tendency to dig into the numbers, look at the data, and find the root cause of any issue. That’s what we’re going to dive into on today’s show. You’re going to gain a deeper understanding of systemic racism, racial profiling, and the disproportionate rates in which violence, poverty, homicide, and police brutality affect the Black community. I hope you will come into this episode with an open mind, and I also ask for your compassion as I share deeply personal and hurtful experiences.  I invite you to view these current events through my perspective and the culmination of my experiences as a Black man in America. I also want to encourage you to be part of the change—offering specific action steps you can take in your heart, your home, and your community.  In this episode you’ll discover: Where I come from, and how my early exposure to violence influenced me. What the second most influential factor in the lower lifespan of black men is. Why we need to start viewing violence as an epidemic of public health.  How our life experiences shape our viewpoints and outcomes. The experience that led me to always seek out truth.  How being involved in a desegregation program affected me.  An example of how societal norms can change in just one generation. My experiences being racially profiled by the police and other authority figures. The core issue that our society needs to address.  Why I believe racial injustice is still an undercurrent in our society.  The importance of recognizing your own cognitive biases. History of Black Wall Street.  How education and exposure can facilitate deep change.  The link between poverty and violence, and what you can do to help.  What qualified immunity is, and why we need to speak up about it. The qualities and training that I believe should be mandatory for police officers.  How to leverage your vote to create systemic change.  What you need to know about prosecutor-police relationships. How to use your voice as a force for compassion, equality, and love.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth ⇐ get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! The World Is Facing Great Challenges with Dr. Michael Beckwith – Episode 415 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell When They See Us on Netflix  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama  Our society is experiencing deep disconnection, turmoil, and uncertainty. As we face two devastating crises, we also have an incredible opportunity. We get to decide if we will remain in fear, struggle, and disconnection—or instead create a brighter future focused on solutions, equality, and connection.  I couldn’t think of anyone better suited to address this topic than Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Michael is a thought leader, spiritual teacher, and the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. His message has proved to be of abundant inspiration and empowerment to me personally, and I hope you will receive the same gift from this interview.  This episode is about finding empowerment in times of despair and turmoil, opening your mind and heart to new paradigms, and how to step into a more elevated way of being. Michael is sharing his powerful insights on spiritual growth, societal change, and being an active participant in changing not only yourself but the world around you. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How spiritual principles are like gravity. What the virus of the mind is. The two different paradigms we’re caught between. What fear does to your immune system. Where solutions come from.  How to transmute fear into excitement and enthusiasm. What unfoldment is.  How fear holds us back from creativity and innovation. The difference between being a consumer and a creator.  Why the US healthcare system is flawed. How to increase your baseline of joy.  The questions you should ask yourself when you feel stuck.  What compassion really means.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Life Visioning Process by Michael Beckwith Agape International Spiritual Center Connect with Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith Website / Facebook / Instagram   Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
Much of what you hear in the media about COVID-19 comes from a place of fear and uncertainty. Even the word pandemic itself incites a certain level of fear. But fear doesn’t paint a clear picture or give us solutions—only science can do that.  That’s why I wanted to bring on an expert in the field of epidemiology to help us take a more rational, evidence-based approach to protect our health during this time. Dr. Alan Preston is a former professor of epidemiology & biostatistics. Today he’s helping us make sense of the data so we can make more informed, sensible decisions when it comes to protecting our health.  You’re going to learn about the basics of epidemiology, interpreting data, and the function of the immune system. Dr. Preston is sharing why the information you see in the media doesn’t paint the full picture and the importance of accurate data. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What an epidemiologist actually does. The difference between incidence and prevalence rates. An important distinction between asymptomatic and presymptomatic. The truth about accurate reporting in the media.  How to take personal responsibility for your health.  The two big mistakes that made New York a hotspot for COVID-19. Why generalizing data is a problem. How death counts are reported.  The societal impacts of long-term quarantine. How stress and toxin production are interconnected.  Why vaccinations aren’t the answer that many are looking for. How your immune system evolves and adapts. Items mentioned in this episode include: Thrivemarket.com/modelhealth ⇐ get a $20 shopping credit with a new membership! Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! Connect with Dr. Alan Preston LinkedIn  * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours—it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad It can be easy to become weighed down by external circumstances, especially right now. All of us are adjusting to a new normal and trying to navigate circumstances that we’ve never encountered before. In a time when there are more uncertainties and stressors than ever, it’s important to remember the innate power that you hold to navigate your life’s direction.  Today you’re going to hear ten uplifting, motivating messages to remind you of your capacity to create a life that you love. You’ll hear about how you can create a healthier stress response in your body and how to take control of your mind. This episode contains tips for goal setting, creating happiness, and setting your own boundaries of what is possible for you.  If you’ve recently felt like you’ve lost motivation or perspective, know that you’re not alone in that. What truly matters is your ability to recognize that, pivot, and understand the gravity of your potential to create change. I hope this episode inspires you to take back your power and build a mind, body, and life that you’ve intentionally chosen. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: Why stress is not inherently negative.  What the stress mindset effect is. How the way you think about stress affects your immune system. What intention deficit disorder is. The power of establishing an intention. Why obstacles are necessary for achieving your goals. What you can learn from the difficult times in your life. The benefits of cultivating a meditation practice.  How to start playing by your own rules and create fulfillment.  The three things your soul wants.  Why you should identify where you think best.  How making excuses eliminates possibilities and hope. Why finding happiness is a myth.  How you can change your future.  Items mentioned in this episode include: MagicSpoon.com/Model ⇐ Use the coupon code model for free shipping!  Foursigmatic.com/model ⇐ Get 15% off your daily health elixirs and coffee! The Wild History of Cereal and Public Health – Episode 412 The Link Between Exercise & Human Connection with Dr. Kelly McGonigal – Episode 393 The 4 Stages of Personal Growth with Dr. Michael Beckwith – Episode 365 The Truth About Hard Work with Bo Eason – Episode 367 Turn Your Struggle Into Strength with Shaun T. – Episode 252 7 Mind-Blowing Ways That Meditation Improves Your Health – Episode 378 The 5 Biggest Myths About Meditation with Light Watkins – Episode 267 Create an Extraordinary Mind with Vishen Lakhiani – Episode 357 Reclaim Your Time & Build Your Life Resume with Jesse Itzler – Episode 312 How to Change Your State & Age in Reverse with Natalie Jill – Episode 347 Build Your Mental Fitness & Become Relentless with Tim Grover – Episode 324  Taking Bold Action & Making Time for What’s Important with Pat Flynn – Episode 370 The Life Visioning Process by Michael Beckwith * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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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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