The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle

Synopsis

The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever. The Model Health Show is brought to you by RareGem Productions.

Episodes

  • TMHS 394: 10 Powerful Nutrition Tips From The Worlds Top Experts

    TMHS 394: 10 Powerful Nutrition Tips From The World's Top Experts

    22/01/2020 Duration: 52min

    Making meaningful and intentional choices with your nutrition is one of the most powerful ways you can influence your health on a daily basis. The way you eat can impact the health of your microbiome, the way your genes behave, and more. But with so much information (and misinformation) out there, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused about the best way to nourish your body. Today you’re going to hear a compilation of some of the best nutrition tips from the past 100 episodes of The Model Health Show. These insights cover topics from the biochemical aspect of nutrition to developing a healthy mindset about eating. You’re going to learn about appropriately fueling your metabolism, how to make optimal nutrition choices, and how to become more competent when it comes to food. Most importantly, this episode contains actionable advice you can implement to cover all of your bases, nutritionally. I hope this episode serves as an in-depth resource to support your nutrition, your health, and your life. Enjoy! I

  • TMHS 393: The Extraordinary Link Between Exercise, Joy, And Human Connection - With Guest Dr. Kelly McGonigal

    TMHS 393: The Extraordinary Link Between Exercise, Joy, And Human Connection - With Guest Dr. Kelly McGonigal

    14/01/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    Can you think of a type of movement that brings joy to your life? For some people, this might be a more structured type of exercise like weightlifting or Pilates. For others, it might be something simpler like having a dance party with their kids or walking their dog. Either way, there are profound health-giving benefits that are available to you when you engage in movement that brings you joy.  Although our culture tends to put an emphasis on exercise as a weight-loss tool, its benefits go so much deeper than that. Engaging in a form of exercise that you love can also be a way to manage stress, form a sense of community, connect with nature, and help you identify a sense of purpose. Today we’ve got the very best person in the world to talk about this topic—Dr. Kelly McGonigal.  In her new book, The Joy of Movement, Kelly shares how to fall in love with movement and how to reap its benefits in all areas of your life. If you’ve ever thought of exercise as a chore, you’re going to want to hear why movement can

  • TMHS 392: Brain Wash: How Your Environment  Habits Are Controlling Your Life - With Guests Drs. David  Austin Perlmutter

    TMHS 392: Brain Wash: How Your Environment & Habits Are Controlling Your Life - With Guests Drs. David & Austin Perlmutter

    08/01/2020 Duration: 01h14min

    My personal mission is to deliver you content that will inspire, support, and encourage you to live the best year of your life. While having the proper knowledge is an important part of cultivating a healthy and fulfilled life, that knowledge is useless without practical application.   Today you’re going to learn about the disconnect that exists between holding information and actual execution. Father and son duo, Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter, are here to share the groundbreaking information from their new book, Brain Wash. This interview is an insightful look into the physical disconnect that exists in the brain that can hold you back from reaching your goals and living your best life.  In this interview, you’ll hear the latest science on how our brains have evolved over time, and how our modern world has hijacked our ability to make informed and responsible decisions. You’ll learn about the rampant disconnection in our culture, and most importantly, your ability to take control over your mind and conseq

  • TMHS 391: Break Free From The Dieting Mentality  Improve Your Relationship With Food - With Guest Kelsey Heenan

    TMHS 391: Break Free From The Dieting Mentality & Improve Your Relationship With Food - With Guest Kelsey Heenan

    05/01/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    We tend to dedicate our time and energy to cultivating healthy relationships with the people around us and even ourselves—but have you ever considered what it means to have a healthy relationship with food? Food is such a critical part of our daily lives. Not only do we need it as sustenance, but food can also play a huge role in our culture, nostalgia, and our social lives.  Unfortunately, dieting is prevalent in our society, particularly this time of year. Studies have repeatedly shown that diets simply don’t work. Not to mention, restriction and an amplified preoccupation with food can lead to anxiety and fear surrounding one of our basic human functions: eating!      That’s why this episode with Kelsey Heenan is so powerful and enlightening. Kelsey’s personal relationship with food has evolved over the years from fearful and disordered to healthy, empowering, and mindful. Today you’re going to hear Kelsey’s story of overcoming an eating disorder, and how she is now helping others cultivate a healthy lifes

  • TMHS 390: Cleanse, Nourish, And Restore Your Body - With Guest Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

    TMHS 390: Cleanse, Nourish, And Restore Your Body - With Guest Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

    31/12/2019 Duration: 01h21min

    As we enter a new year and a new decade, there’s no better time to take in-depth look at your overall health. Our culture tends to laser focus on nutrition and exercise, but those are just two pieces of a larger, more complex picture. Your overall health snapshot encompasses so much more than the foods on your plate or the hours you log in the gym. Most of us live a full and busy lifestyle, which overtime creates a state of depletion and burnout in our bodies. New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci knows firsthand the struggles of being overworked, overstressed, and feeling depleted. Her new book, Dr. Kellyann’s Cleanse and Reset was inspired by her personal anecdote of overcoming burnout and regaining her health.  Today you’re going to hear about how a cleanse can help you beat fatigue and depletion, and leave you feeling vibrant and restored. Dr. Kellyann is sharing how you can feed your DNA the food it craves, and how maximizing your nutrition can help you function at optimum levels. You

  • TMHS 389: How Your Posture Affects Your Brain  The Surprising Science Of Play - With Guest Aaron Alexander

    TMHS 389: How Your Posture Affects Your Brain & The Surprising Science Of Play - With Guest Aaron Alexander

    24/12/2019 Duration: 01h12min

    “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw  When was the last time you engaged in play? On some level, kids (and even animals!) understand the release that comes with play, but as adults, we tend to overlook and neglect its importance. Adults need to play too, and studies show that playing can influence the expression of over 1200 genes in our brains.  Playing can be an effective way to destress from your hectic lifestyle, stimulate your creativity, and improve your relationships. This concept is highlighted in Aaron Alexander’s new book, The Align Method. Today Aaron is sharing how often overlooked concepts like play, posture, and alignment can have far-reaching impacts on our overall health.  You’ll learn about exercises you can use to feel your best, the link between posture and emotions, and the power of cultivating a physical relationship with yourself. I hope this interview inspires you to think differently about how the subtle things you do e

  • TMHS 388: Positive Psychology: How To Wire Your Brain For More Happiness

    TMHS 388: Positive Psychology: How To Wire Your Brain For More Happiness

    17/12/2019 Duration: 01h23min

    Have you ever thought about what happiness actually means, and how you can experience more of it? Science shows us that as long as your basic needs are met, you actually have the capacity to learn to be happier. Like most things in life, you’ve got to put in the work if you want to cultivate happiness on a regular basis.   On today’s show, we’re diving deep into the topic of creating happiness. You’ll learn about the science of happiness, its history throughout human evolution, and how happiness occurs on a biochemical level. You’ll hear about the four core components of happiness, and how to incorporate them into your routine.  Most importantly, you’re going to discover seven strategies (with practical action steps) that you can implement in order to create a more fulfilled, happier you in the New Year!  So listen in, take good notes, and let’s cultivate the art of happiness.  In this episode you’ll discover: The subtle distinction between happiness and pleasure. What positive psychology is.  Which genes co

  • TMHS 387: Reprogram Your Mind For Better Health And Success - With Guest Marisa Peer

    TMHS 387: Reprogram Your Mind For Better Health And Success - With Guest Marisa Peer

    10/12/2019 Duration: 01h21min

    In our culture, we’re always striving for more—a fitter body, a more Instagrammable house, or a more substantial paycheck. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having aspirations, cultivating those goals is a meaningless pursuit unless it comes from a strong foundation of self-worth. You are capable of achieving your goals because you are deserving of them, not because you are lacking in some way.  This can be a hard skill to master because many of us have a laundry list of skills and traits we believe we could improve upon. But you’ll find that your life will change if you can simply believe that you are enough, that you are deserving, and you are worth it. That’s why I’m excited to share this conversation with Marisa Peer. Marisa is a world-renowned therapist, a best-selling author, and a specialist in teaching simple steps that produce life-changing results. On today’s show, she’s sharing the transformation that’s available to you by simply believing you are enough. You’ll hear about the incredi

  • TMHS 386: Is Detoxification A Miracle Or Myth? - With Guest Alejandro Junger

    TMHS 386: Is Detoxification A Miracle Or Myth? - With Guest Alejandro Junger

    03/12/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    The word “detox” has become somewhat of a buzzword in the health and wellness space, and a marketing strategy on social media. However, detoxification is a process that your body naturally experiences. If you have a liver, lymphatic system, and skin, your body knows exactly how to eliminate toxins.  In Ayurvedic medicine, supporting your body’s detoxification system involves both nourishing your body with the nutrients it needs to work at its optimal level, as well as reducing your overall toxic burden. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a boatload of money on special teas and supplements in order to support your body’s natural detoxification process. In fact, there are a handful of practical, simple strategies you can use to support your digestion and liver, as well as eliminate harmful toxic chemicals from your lifestyle. And there’s no one better to learn this lesson from than today’s guest, Dr. Alejandro Junger.  In this episode you’ll discover: The experience that inspired Dr. Junger to shift from traditi

  • TMHS 385: How To Use Strategy  Structure To Crush Your Biggest Goals - With Guest Steve Weatherford

    TMHS 385: How To Use Strategy & Structure To Crush Your Biggest Goals - With Guest Steve Weatherford

    01/12/2019 Duration: 01h21min

    Setting goals is an important part of growth, but often people make goals without the wherewithal to see things through. This is why so many people fail at popular New Year’s resolutions. Goals, like saving money or getting in shape, are broad and without a plan in place, they can be pretty hard to accomplish. In order to create lasting change, you have to implement an actionable, digestible strategy to help you reach those goals.  Instead of aimlessly working toward what you want, it’s much more effective to reverse engineer your life and create direct action steps that can bring you to your goal. This gives you a sense of clarity and a direct roadmap to become who you want to be.  Steve Weatherford has used this strategy in many aspects of his life, from becoming the fittest man in the NFL to building strong relationships with his wife and children. His superpower is reverse engineering his visions and bringing them to reality. No matter what you plan to accomplish in the new year, an actionable and intenti

  • TMHS 384: The Science Of Friendship  How Your Community Impacts Your Health - With Guest Dhru Purohit

    TMHS 384: The Science Of Friendship & How Your Community Impacts Your Health - With Guest Dhru Purohit

    27/11/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    “We don’t accomplish anything in the world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.” – Sandra Day ‘O Connor  Our relationships are the most influential thing in our health, success, and overall happiness. In fact, having bonds and connections with other humans is critical to thriving. And while social media has made it easier than ever to connect with others, we need to think of it as a complement to our connections instead of a replacement for real human interaction. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about the role that connections and community can have on your life. Dhru Purohit is here to share how deep and meaningful friendships can help you thrive. You’ll learn how strong relationships can support your well-being, and how connecting with others can help you reach your goals.  You’ll also hear practical applications to create intentional relationships, and how to prioritize con

  • TMHS 383: How Your Thoughts Control Your Biology  How To Transform Your Thinking - With Guest Dr. Joe Dispenza

    TMHS 383: How Your Thoughts Control Your Biology & How To Transform Your Thinking - With Guest Dr. Joe Dispenza

    19/11/2019 Duration: 01h17min

    One of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal is your ability to make a decision. If you think about it, most of the pivotal moments in your life can usually be traced back to a transformative choice to create change. From overhauling your career path to transforming your health, chances you have experienced at least one of these impactful moments that fundamentally changed who you are.  I hope today’s show will inspire you to take the initiative and start creating more positive outcomes in your life. You’re going to hear from Dr. Joe Dispenza, who is an expert on creating change, harnessing the power of your mind, and unlocking human potential. He is a New York Times best-selling author, researcher, national lecturer, and someone who has had a profound impact on me personally.  This interview is a deep dive into quantum physics, the power of being conscious and having an intention, and how to get in the driver’s seat of your life. Get ready, because Dr. Joe Dispenza is going to help you break out

  • TMHS 382: The Danger Of Staying In Your Comfort Zone - With Guest Phylicia George

    TMHS 382: The Danger Of Staying In Your Comfort Zone - With Guest Phylicia George

    12/11/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    What could you accomplish if you simply had the audacity to try something different? How could your life change if you were bold enough to step outside of your self-imposed limits and labels? Some of the greatest rewards in life are available to those who have the courage and open-mindedness to step outside of the confines of a comfort zone and try something new.  It’s normal to feel reassured and content in your habitual, ordinary way of doing things—especially if you are successful and happy in those patterns. But what could happen if you said yes to an opportunity to grow? This doesn’t mean you have to switch careers or move across the country, but consider the ways you could grow and learn by implementing a small shift in your life. There is immense value in picking up a new hobby or trying a new class, traveling to a place you’ve never been, or even just switching up the types of content you consume.  Our guest today is an incredible example of what can happen if you allow yourself to be open to opportun

  • TMHS 381: Why We Age And Why We Don’t Have To - With Guest Dr. David Sinclair

    TMHS 381: Why We Age And Why We Don’t Have To - With Guest Dr. David Sinclair

    06/11/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    The human brain is notorious for writing narratives and then assuming them as fact. If you’ve ever tried to make a change in your life, chances are you’ve experienced this. Thoughts like, “I’m not a runner,” or “I’m not disciplined enough to eat healthy” are powerful and downright convincing. Your brain loves a good story, even if it’s one that doesn’t serve your best interests. These limiting beliefs constrain our growth, but they are undeniably powerful and difficult to break free from. When it comes to aging, what kinds of stories are we telling ourselves? What if instead of considering aging an inevitability, we think of it as a preventable disease? Scientists around the world are studying the molecular causes of aging, human longevity, and how to reverse aging. Dr. David Sinclair is one of the world’s leading experts in this field, and his new book Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To, is a game-changing, paradigm-shifting guide to living a longer, healthier, and more vibrant lifespan.  This epi

  • TMHS 380: The Surprising Connection Between Your Purpose, Health,  Success

    TMHS 380: The Surprising Connection Between Your Purpose, Health, & Success

    03/11/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    Most people are aware of the basic physical contributors to health, like a well-rounded diet, a good night’s rest, and regular exercise. But we also have psychological needs that play a significant role in our overall wellness—and having a sense of purpose is at the top of the list. Emerging science shows that having a life purpose is associated with better health and a longer lifespan.  But there’s a huge misconception about what it means to have a life purpose. Having meaning in your life isn’t necessarily the result of divine intervention or some sort of lifelong cosmic mission. No one assigns you a purpose—you choose it. You get to take the initiative and decide where you plan to place your intention. Another misconception about purpose is that it only gets one overall defining purpose. The truth is, your purpose can and will change over your lifetime. At certain stages of life, your purpose can be as simple as being kind to every person you meet or committing to being more present in your relationships.

  • TMHS 379: Food Vs. Medicine And Are Humans Really Carnivores - With Guest Dr. Paul Saladino

    TMHS 379: Food Vs. Medicine And Are Humans Really Carnivores - With Guest Dr. Paul Saladino

    29/10/2019 Duration: 01h26min

    When it comes to understanding human nutrition, there are a lot of conflicting opinions, science, and dogmas out there. Whether you eat a ketogenic diet, are passionate about veganism, or don’t subscribe to any type of diet at all—I support you in that. Diet can be a very individual thing that can incorporate your culture, traditions, health conditions and sensitivities, and so much more.  That being said, there is a lot to be gained from being open-minded and listening to others who have differing perspectives. Today’s guest, Dr. Paul Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. In his practice, he has helped hundreds of patients improve their chronic inflammation, mental health issues, and autoimmune diseases.  On today’s show, he’s here to discuss some of the major talking points about the carnivore diet. We’ll discuss humans as hunter-gatherers, dive into anthropological discussions about evolution and diet, and talk about nutrients and disease prevention, and mo

  • TMHS 378: 7 Mind-Blowing Ways That Meditation Improves Your Health

    TMHS 378: 7 Mind-Blowing Ways That Meditation Improves Your Health

    22/10/2019 Duration: 58min

    “Happier thoughts lead to essentially a happier biochemistry. A happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain because it's our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing, re-creating our body.” – Dr. John Hagelin The mind-body connection is powerful. Our thoughts and beliefs can play a profound role in our biological functioning, and one way to tap into this complex relationship is to establish a meditation practice. We often hear about using meditation as a way to unplug from our modern world, but the truth is that meditation is a practice that’s been in existence for thousands of years. But what hasn’t always been around is the science to back up the powerful effects that meditation can have on the human body. This Masterclass episode is going to take you through seven mind-blowing ways that meditation can transform your health. You’ll learn about stress reduction, the impacts on cognitive func

  • TMHS 377: Functional Training, Kettlebell Flows,  Developing Body Awareness - With The Primal Swoledier Eric Leija

    TMHS 377: Functional Training, Kettlebell Flows, & Developing Body Awareness - With The Primal Swoledier Eric Leija

    15/10/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    It’s impressive how many different exercises the human body is capable of accomplishing. Whether you’re into yoga, powerlifting, swimming, or mountain climbing, there’s truly something out there for everyone. No matter how you prefer to incorporate movement into your routine, functional fitness is important for not only your performance but your overall health. Fundamental, functional exercises are key to optimizing your fitness and living your best life. Without a strong core, a wide range of motion, balance, and overall strength, we wouldn’t be able to do the things we’re passionate about. A well-rounded movement routine that incorporates fundamental movement patterns can contribute to your overall performance and longevity. Eric Leija, the Primal Swoledier, is dedicated to helping others master their fitness and build a routine that accounts for longevity. In this episode, you’re going to learn how to integrate fundamental movement into your workouts, the power of bodyweight exercises, as well as how to op

  • TMHS 376: The Surprising Science Of Stress - With Guest Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    TMHS 376: The Surprising Science Of Stress - With Guest Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    09/10/2019 Duration: 01h30min

    You can make great strides in your overall health goals with diet and exercise alone, but let’s be clear: that’s far from the full picture. True health encompasses a multitude of aspects, including mindset, sleep hygiene, mental health, and stress management. Stress plays a huge role in our daily lives, and an overload of stress can have devastating implications on your health. An overactive stress response system can negatively impact your body composition, mental and emotional well-being, and can contribute to the development of a wide variety of health conditions. And while stress is a natural and normal human response, the key is to experience stress in the appropriate amount.  Today’s guest, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is here to share how to understand and manage your stress threshold. You’re going to learn practical, actionable (and free!) strategies that you can apply to lower your overall stress burden, and how managing your stress can improve your health, mindset, and relationships. No matter what your cu

  • TMHS 375: Build Strength, Build Character,  Do The Right Thing - With Guest Jay Ferruggia

    TMHS 375: Build Strength, Build Character, & Do The Right Thing - With Guest Jay Ferruggia

    06/10/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    If I asked you to recall a time that you learned a lesson from a mistake you made, I bet you’d be quick to answer. That’s what our lives are—a series of trials and errors, and a constant opportunity to grow and learn. But luckily, we don’t always have to learn the hard way. If you’re observant and open-minded, you can take away profound lessons from the people around you.  For me, Jay Ferruggia is one of those people. Whether we’re talking about fitness, sharpening your public speaking skills, or simply being a kinder and more patient human, Jay has a ton of inspiration to share. When Jay posted a list of 45 lessons he’s learned in 45 years, I knew I wanted to share it with you.  On today’s show, Jay Ferruggia is here to discuss some of the life-changing principles that have helped him become a stronger, healthier, and more successful human being. You’ll learn about building functional strength, reframing your problems in order to create healthier relationships, and how to have a succinct mission that directl

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