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

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

Summary: 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.

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 TMHS 088: Simple Ways To Boost Your Happiness Hormones And The Food-Mood Connection – With Evan Brand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:15

There's a wonderful old quote that says, "Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket." It's one of the grave mistakes we make as human beings to believe that it's up to someone else to make us happy - or that someone else even can for that matter. Our significant others, friends, and family members don't have some magical pixy dust that they sprinkle on us to make us feel some type of way. How we truly feel, how we experience the emotions of happiness, are due to our own biochemistry, and our own perception of reality. You see, when you feel good, that's you, your brain, and endocrine system releasing hormones and neurotransmitters that make you feel that way. No pixy dust. These are chemicals that YOU produced. Not to negate that our loved ones and the world around us can influence how we feel. It's absolutely true that they can. But, it's because we allow them to. It's your own innate perception that decides whether or not the people/conditions in your life will make you happy or otherwise. Your happiness, is, and always will be, depended on your perception. You can literally program your mind to think that every time it rains it's a joyous occasion. It's cause for celebration! Many ancient cultures have seen it that way. However, most of us unknowingly built a belief that the rain is slightly depressing, a hinderance, or even something we'd rather avoid all together. The truth is, there are no flowers without the rain. So, we can choose to see the good that the rain brings and instantly up our levels of happiness. Or, we can decide that the rain is a problem and your biochemistry will respond accordingly. Is it really that simple to experience more happiness by changing our perception? Well, yes and no. Most of our core beliefs are very hardwired into our nervous system and endocrine system. Your brain doesn't want you to "decide" how you feel about every-little-thing that shows up in your life. It wants to put as many things as it can on automatic so that it can free up space for something new. Your brain is always hungry to grow. This said, to change some of our more deeply ingrained beliefs, it takes practice, repetition, and/or a very emotionally charged event. These things help to create a new neuropathway, and weaken the old neuropathway that had become our default. This can take some work, but it simply starts with the awareness that you CAN change, that you CAN be happy, and that you CAN have more influence over your happiness if you make the decision to. There are several things that you can do to immediately shift how your brain is operating and boost your happiness hormones. Today we have special guest, Evan Brand, on to help us understand how this all works and to provide us with some great strategies for feeling more joy and happiness in our lives right away. We are also covering the food-mood connection, and how diet plays into this whole equation. So tune in, get focused, and let's have some fun! In this episode you'll discover: What a diagnosis of IBS really means and why conventional treatments often fail. Why the standard pre-game food for athletes needs to be changed. One of the major ways that your diet can affect your mood. How your attitude, stress, and mood inherently impact your food choices. How sharp increases in blood sugar lead to eating MORE sugar. What your overall "stress load" is and why it's important. Why having a great body will be unfulfilling without this secret ingredient. How human contact and intimacy can instantly boost your happiness hormones. Why humans have a limited ability to see energy and how that affects our interactions. What your "life wheel" is and how it can help identify imbalances in your life. How stress can actually be beneficial to you. Simple practices you can use to reframe stress and make it positive. What shinrin-yoku is and how it can transform your health.

 TMHS: 087: How To Gain Weight In A Smart, Health Way And Why Being Underweight Can Be Dangerous | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:14

Being that our modern society has an epidemic of diabetes and obesity, it may surprise a lot of people that anyone would be interested about finding a way to gain weight. It may also come as a surprise that many people are unknowingly struggling with health problems as a result of being underweight or having a body fat percentage that's too low. What abundant health is, as with many things, it's uncovering that perfect balance for oneself. Abundant health is finding that "sweet spot" where your energy is high, your physical body is functional and strong, and you feel good about who you are. So, whether you desire to tip the scale up or down, you're going to get a lot of value out of today's show in understanding HOW the process of weight gain happens, things that encourage it, and things that can block it from taking place. If your goal is to gain some healthy weight, then this episode will change your life and give you the specific areas that you may need to sure up in order to make it happen. If your goal is weight loss, then there is a tremendous amount of value in finding out what not to do so that you can finally get an edge in creating the body that you desire. In this episode you'll discover: Typical health problems associated with being underweight. What having a "fast metabolism" actually means. Why being thin does not equate to being healthy. Why measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI) can be very misleading. How to reframe your relationship with the weight scale. What major organ dysfunction is typically responsible an inability to gain weight. How chronic stress relates to being underweight. How hormone imbalances can create challenges in gaining weight. The percentage to people who have parasites (this is shocking!) How an inability to gain weight could be caused by digestive problems. How you can instantly improve your nutrient assimilation (it has to do with DNA!) 7 health problems that can occur when your body fat is too low. The influence that your body fat has on your immune system. Why your body fat percentage has a huge impact on your brain function. How body fat influences your sex hormones (especially testosterone!) Why female athletes can have problems with their menstrual cycle. What my personal health challenges were like when my body fat was too low. How our emotions are influenced by our body fat percentage. How to gain weight by shifting the way your hormones operate. Specific foods you should eat more of if you want to gain weight. The truth about white rice vs. brown rice. The powerhouse mass gaining drink I created. What to have post-workout to aid in muscle gain. What critical exercise adjustments to make in order to gain healthy weight. Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 086: How To Create A Sleep Sanctuary And Get The Best Sleep Ever | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:23

We spend approximately 1/3 of our entire lives in a bedroom. That's a long time to be anywhere... This is what makes your bedroom such a special place. And the environment in this room, whether you realize it or not, has a huge impact on your health and longevity. How can a room actually dictate your health? To put it simply, humans are a direct product of their environment. Our brains are constantly creating and strengthening neuro-associations to the places we are the most (i.e. your bedroom!). This helps to automate our behavior. So, basically your bedroom has you programmed like a robot. That's right, you're sort of like a robot. Not as cool as Terminator 2, but not as clunky as the robot from Short Circuit. In all seriousness, your brain has evolved constantly looking for ways to automate things to free up mental energy. Your bedroom setup will inherently influence your behavior, and if great sleep is a behavior you want to take part in, then listen to this closely. There are certain things you're about to learn that turn the average person's bedroom into a danger zone. The surface experience may be that they're waking up tired each day (how ironic is that to wake up tired?!). But the deeper issues that a dangerous bedroom set up can bring are diabetes, cancer, birth defects, or even SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and I've got the science to prove it. The good news is, you're also about to learn how to create your very own sleep sanctuary that invigorates your health, adds to your vitality, and helps you to get the best sleep ever. This is because humans aren't just products of our environment, we are also creators of our environment. And with a few simple tweaks you'll be getting the best sleep of your life every night. In this episode you'll discover: How our brains are always trying to automate things. Why humans actually have 3 different brains. What hidden hazards in your bedroom could be causing you hormone problems. The shocking connection between Wi-Fi and autism. The #1 item in most bedrooms that can dramatically depress your sex life. What "light pollution" is and how it affects you. What the ideal room temperature is for the best sleep. How the air quality in your bedroom can become "stagnant". What chemicals are used in the production of your mattress (this is shocking!) How your mattress is impacting the health of your spine. What the #1 wellness mattress is. What the leading cause of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is. 7 tips to create your own sleep sanctuary. How a simple houseplant can improve your bedroom air quality (NASA proven!) How to get yourself a free intelli-Pillow right here after listening to the show! Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 085: 15 Healthy Travel Tips – How To Stay Fit, Healthy, And Energized While Traveling! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:01

Traveling can be a sticky health situation. Airports, restaurants, hotels, hopping around from place-to-place, and long periods of being cooped up in a car or airplane can all have different challenges associated with them. Today, you're about to be equipped with the ultimate travel guide to maintain your health, fitness, and energy while traveling. What's the point of traveling and enjoying yourself if you come back tired, sick, depressed, or mad at yourself because you've put on a few pounds? How about you come back with energy, recharged, and ready to take on your life with a renewed intensity! The information and strategies you're about to learn will become a part of your life for many years to come. You'll actually be surprised at how easy it is to maintain your health (and make it even better!) with these healthy travel tips in your possession. Use these wisely, have fun, and bring me back a souvenir. :-) In this episode you'll discover: What small strategies to implement BEFORE you travel to ensure you're eating healthy. How to boost your immune system so that you don't get sick while traveling. What cells in your body act as a "surveillance system". How certain medicinal mushrooms act as "immunomodulators" (this is powerful!). What happens to your food while you're chewing it (and how it relates to Maury Povich). Where you can find the #1 source of antioxidants of any known food. Where to find the #1 source of vitamin C and WHEN you should use it. What superfoods can help you combat radiation. What unexpected item to pack in your suitcase to handle breakfast and keep your energy up. Surprising items you can get from a hotel if you just ask. How to ensure that you're optimally hydrated when you're traveling via airplane. How to handle your meals on short flights versus long flights. What hacks you can use to keep your body mobile and "organized" while flying. A simple tip to help you avoid the symptoms of jet lag. Why sleep deprivation can be the #1 cause of illness while traveling. Items mentioned in this episode include:

 TMHS 084: Biggest Health, Fitness, And Lifestyle Lessons Of 2014 And What You Should Implement In 2015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:17

You likely won't get to your destination if you have the wrong map. Each and every year people all over the world set out to change their lives in honor of the New Year. It's a fresh start; a chance for something better. Yet, the reality is that most of us fall well short of what we resolved to do. But, is this a bad thing? I'm here to share with you today that it's not a bad thing at all. It just takes some minor shifts in your approach to accomplish more than you thought possible and make this the best year of your life! Today's powerhouse episode will take you through the best of 2014. We'll highlight the biggest lessons, the biggest breakthroughs, and make it clear exactly what you need to implement in 2015 to achieve the things you want. Real success resides in your ability to do things that actually work (go figure!) and then applying these things on a consistent basis until you achieve what you set out to do. First, we'll dive into the things that work. Next, we'll breakdown how to do these things consistently to transform your life. Let's do it!!! In this episode you'll discover: How your brain can help you achieve things faster by first "recapping" what you've accomplished. Why it's so valuable to master bodyweight exercises. Why sleep is the #1 factor in changing your body composition. What strategic alliances have to do with your health and success. How to up-level yourself through mentorship and coaching. How to keep your brain youthful and healthy. What the biggest health distraction of the year was (and how to avoid this in the future!) Why cultivating a healthy self-image is so valuable. Why sitting can be the archenemy of health. Why the work you do for a living really does have an impact on your health. How food can separate us or bring us together. Why consistent mobility work needs to be a part of your regimen in 2015. What the real concern with having too much belly fat is (this is scary!) The huge lesson we learned about GMOs in 2015. Why cutting or adding calories won't necessarily change your weight long-term. What new, fun tools you can use to upgrade your workouts this year. Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 083: Mastering Your Body And Spreading Positivity Through Movement – With Travis Brewer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:38

The word ninja was once used to designate someone highly trained in martial arts (masked, deadly, and absolutely nothing to do with mutant turtles). Currently, if you look up the definition of ninja, you'll see that it's used in a slightly different way. A ninja in our world today is defined as a person who excels in a particular skill or activity. You can be a ninja at cooking desserts, a ninja at dancing, a ninja at videos games, and the list goes on and on. It's just about having the audacity to develop the skills necessary to be great. That's why I'm here to tell you that you, yes YOU, have the capacity to be an %$#-kicking ninja! What better way to become a ninja than actually learning from a ninja yourself? My guest today is someone who has excelled in numerous skills, and has been able to transform this mastery into many areas of his life as a result. He was actually a semi-finalist on the television show American Ninja Warrior that highlights some of the most elite all-around athletes in the world. And this all happened after he was faced with a devastating injury and thought that his athletic career was over. This episode is not only about becoming the best version of yourself, it's also about overcoming adversity, and utilizing your body in ways that help to empower your mind and emotions. The truth is, we are all capable of so much more than we are achieving right now, but what holds us back are the mental barriers we've put up for ourselves. It's the lack of belief, lack of motivation, and lack of perseverance that usually tell the story of how much we can achieve. But, no more!!! Today we take the necessary steps to learn how to gain more mastery over our bodies so that we can translate that over into more mastery in the other areas of our lives. You see, when you are able to overcome physical obstacles you thought were difficult (if not impossible!) that immediately expands your threshold for what you can overcome in your relationships, finances, career, and more. Gaining more physical health and strength are so important because your body is the vehicle that you move through this life in. If you achieve, create, or experience anything, it's through the amazing body that you have. It's truly a special and sacred relationship. Right now you're about to learn from Travis Brewer, a true ninja warrior himself, on how to become stronger in your body, overcome any obstacle you're faced with, plus a whole lot more. In this episode you'll discover: One of the most potent things you can do when others get sick around you. What type of sugars have incredible healing properties. How a tragedy or physical injury can close one door but open many more. Why you must NEVER STOP TRAINING (so you are ready for when your moment comes). Why learning how to be strong in your body will make you strong mentally and spiritually as well. How keeping a positive mental attitude will help you in your progression. How overcoming physical obstacles translates to overcoming obstacles in our lives. Why children are more open and excited to try new things. Why technique really matters (in sport and in life). 5 essential exercises you can do to gain more control and ability with your body. The best progression exercises to help you do impressive pull-ups! What partner training is and how it can help you improve faster. How to develop powerful pressing ability for push ups and handstands. What the #1 core exercise is (and several variations for it!) What interesting things you can do to improve your grip strength. How to enable yourself to do single-leg squats (aka pistol squats). What the 4 keys are for achieving anything (Travis' 4 P's!) Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 082: Stop Comparing Yourself, Gain True Happiness, And Achieve Body Freedom – With Madelyn Moon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:36

One thing is for certain: you will fall in love in this lifetime. You will be head over heels, you will sacrifice anything, and you will see a beauty that words can't describe. For many of us, we will fall in love many times... But the question is, will you ever fall in love with the most important person of all? Our society has been programmed to think that we are all incomplete. We need a love story with Tom Cruise and Rene Zellwegger to remind us how incomplete we are, and if we just find that special person it'll be alright. The truth is, you always have been, and always will be, the answer you've always needed. You are complete unto yourself. You have a level of perfection that no one else can achieve... because you are a totally unique phenomenon. You deserve to be loved deeply by the most important person of all. --> YOU. Can you do that? Can you honestly say that you love yourself as much as you truly deserve? If not, then this may be one of the most important moments in your life. Today we have on Holistic Health Coach Madelyn Moon. She's a friend and someone I truly admire for her courage to say enough is enough! She has been a high performing fitness competitor and has seen how you can easily lose track of what matters most. She's dieted in a stricter fashion than most people will ever know, all in the name of health. But she found out at the end of the day that it was just a long, painful road to unhappiness. She reassessed things, developed some powerful transformational insights, and now is a shining example of what health can be (in our own unique way). If you live for the love of dieting, exercising, and competing, this in no way makes you wrong. Let's celebrate what we all love, and make sure that we are giving healthy love and respect for ourselves no matter what path we choose. Madelyn has some game-changing information for you today. Just check out what you're about to learn below. In this episode you'll discover: What our #1 human driving force really is. Why we can get so healthy that we become unhealthy. How fitness magazines and other media can motivate positive AND negative habits. What the dark side of fitness modeling is. How food fears can lead to disordered eating. Why this fitness model forced herself to stop working out. Why the pictures you see of fitness models don't tell you the full story about their health. Why striving for perfection gives us a false sense of control. How Instagram is making a lot of people feel guilt, shame, and even depression. Why social media is showing you a "highlight reel" of people's lives (and not the truth.) The big mistake that happens when you compare yourself to others. How to make the distinction between healthy self-care and disordered health practices. Why labeling things as "good" or "bad" can create an internal battle. Why diets actually work against your psychology. Small things you can do to appreciate your uniqueness and stop comparing yourself. Why we are naturally driven to eat sweet and salty foods (and why it's not a bad thing!) Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 081: Tips For Dining Out At Restaurants, Family Get Togethers, And How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:47

The word 'restaurant' is derived from the French word restaurer which means to restore. It was originally used in France in the 16th century to describe a thick, inexpensive soup sold by street vendors that were storied to restore your health. Fast forward to today... The word restaurant now means that I'm probably going to end up bloated and questioning why I ate so much. Most of the restaurants in the U.S. are geared towards having a party in your mouth by any means necessary. If that means extra sugar, so be it! Extra trans fats and rancid oils, bring it on! Little bits of nutrition, but big chunks of chemicals, additives, and preservatives, let's go! They want your business, which is fine, but the way they go about doing it is far from the concern of restoring your health. Is this all restaurants? Of course not, but until the recent wave of more health conscious cooking, most restaurants were operating in the nutritional dark ages. Fortunately, today we have access to so many amazing restaurants and various food options. Today's episode is going to help you navigate the world of restaurant dining so that you can go out to eat, have a good time, and feel like fit, sexy beast when you leave there. Speaking of navigating, holiday get togethers can be one of the roughest health terrains to maneuver. Making it through the holidays without packing on the extra pounds would be like seeing a double rainbow, buying a winning lottery ticket, or seeing Flava Flav win Dancing with the Stars. Hey, anything can happen, but it's not very likely! So what do we do when the holiday pies are stacked against us? You're actually going to be surprised at how easy this is if you have the right strategies in your hands. You are going to be able to enjoy the holiday, eat the amazing foods that you love, and still come out looking great at the end. In this episode you'll discover: Why chocolate is actually one of the healthiest foods you can find. 8 healthy tips for dining out at restaurants. What new shift has taken place with restaurants all over the country. How to use the "Pick 3" strategy to eat healthily at restaurants. What beverage mistake can cause you to store more fat during your meal. Why you need to focus on hormones more than calorie consumption. Whether you should or shouldn't consume beverages with your meals. What the best appetizer at a restaurants is. What hormone will help you to feel more satiated during your meal. How to INSTANTLY upgrade the quality of your meals (keep some of these with you!) What digestive supplement I keep with me at all times. The best strategy for dealing with desserts when dining out. The mistake people make when trying to "work off" the food they've eaten. 5 holiday health tips to help you maintain your vitality and fitness. How to defend yourself against overeating later in the day. The very best foods to eat for breakfast. Why self-control may not be the best strategy for making healthy choices during holidays. How humans have three different brains in one. How to easily create healthier versions of your favorite holiday foods. Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 080: Protect Your Sex Hormones! 10 Ways To Boost Testosterone Naturally (Essentials For Men’s AND Women’s Health) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:11

Experts call it "estrogen pollution". We are living in an era where we are bombarded with estrogenic compounds, and the health effects are extremely disturbing. This is problem for all of us. Both men and women have estrogen receptors. These receptors are present throughout our entire bodies, from our brains to our reproductive organs. If your body is in balance, then you are producing the correct amount of estrogen endogenously (within yourself) and it's fitting nice and snug into those receptor sites and life is good. The problem is, our exposure to xenoestrogens (foreign estrogens from outside of yourself) are at an all-time high today. These xenoestrogens can fit right into the receptor sites for estrogen in your body and "turn on" programs that more estrogen will encourage. For men this could mean lowered sex drive, accumulation of fat on the butt and hips, gynecomastia (man-boobs), shrinking of the reproductive organs, and many other red alerts. For women this could lead to estrogen dominance which encourages cancers of the breasts, ovaries, and other reproductive organs, fibroid tumors, depression, decreased sex drive, and very difficult to get-rid-of body fat. How is all of this possible with just one hormone being off? Well, it's because your hormones control EVERYTHING about your physiology and how every cell in your body communicates with each other. It's a pretty important roll, and if just one set of hormones is off, then every other hormone will be out-of-sync accordingly. In steps testosterone. Testosterone is commonly known as the "male hormone", but that description is far too general. Every human being on the planet is dependent upon the proper function of testosterone. Yes, women have a lower percentage of testosterone than men, but it's critical for many of the essential processes in a woman's life. You're going to learn about all of them today. To help yourself be the strongest, fittest, healthiest, happiest person you can possibly be, then you've got to understand the role of testosterone and how to avoid exposure to the xenoestrogens we're subjected to in our world today. Today you're going to learn how to boost testosterone naturally, protect yourself from dysfunctions with your sex hormones, and a whole lot more. In this episode you'll discover: Why there's a "testosterone crisis" today. Where testosterone is produced in the body (male vs. female). How testosterone impacts a developing fetus (this is incredible!) What testosterone is responsible for in your body. How your sex hormones impact your personality. How testosterone actually gets created in your body. What Leydig Cells are and why they're important. The dangerous (and scary) side effects of having low testosterone. Common things that can lower your testosterone levels. How a vasectomy can impact testosterone levels. The shocking relationship between cholesterol and your sex hormones. How aromatization can steal your precious testosterone. 5 supplements that can block aromatization. Why dietary fat is critical to testosterone production (and your overall health). How bottled water could be increasing your estrogen levels. What foods and food additives can disrupt your sex hormones. 8 natural testosterone boosting supplements (this is a must know info!) How selenium can improve hormone function and protect against cancer. 10 ways to naturally boost your testosterone! What form of exercise is proven to boost your testosterone level. Whether or not sex will raise or lower your testosterone (in men and women). How to boost your testosterone by 20% in just two minutes (do this now!) The amazing way that sleep impacts your testosterone. How to assist your body in eliminating excess estrogen (and block reabsorption). Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 079: How To Get Your Body Organized, Eliminate Pain, And Be Ready To Run – With Dr. Kelly Starrett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:59

One of the biggest mistakes in conventional medicine has been the disconnection between psychology and movement. The health of your brain, nervous system, and endocrine system are all intimately tied to your ability to move. A lack of natural movement creates stagnation in your mental, physical, and emotional health. But, what is natural movement anyway? And what are the things that are hindering our ability to move naturally? Well, get ready, because Dr. Kelly Starrett is here to dissect these things for you and give you clear, comprehensive strategies to be the most healthy, functional person you can possibly be. It's been said that if you're the smartest guy in the room then you need to find another room (in order to keep elevating yourself). Well, Kelly is running out of rooms be in because he is often the smartest guy in the building. His humble and cool demeanor wouldn't tell you that. Yet, it becomes pretty clear after talking with Kelly for a while that he can see and understand things about the human body that few people can match. Kelly is a brilliant thinker that can literally see the faults in your physical mechanics and foresee future injuries before you're ever diagnosed with anything. I'm talking about near superpowers here. But, what makes Kelly Starrett such an amazing teacher and coach is the fact that he can break things down to a real world level for you. What are one or two daily practices that can get you out of pain, or better yet, avoid it from happening in the first place? What are the major flaws in our modern lifestyle that are wreaking havoc on our mobility? How can we "reorganize" our bodies to feel good during sport, leisure, and even while traveling? You're about to gain access to this knowledge, plus a whole lot more right now! In this episode you'll discover: Why we don't have the "owner's manual" for our own bodies. How making even small corrections in your lifestyle can up-regulate your health. Why sitting is a skill you need to learn. How many additional calories you can burn by standing more. What being on your smart phone can do to your posture. The shocking impact that standing desks can have on children's health. Why practice does NOT make perfect (you'd better mind your myelination!) Why failing to recognize the connection between your psychology and movement is a huge mistake. Why you MUST learn how to do a resting squat. The #1 reason that people end up in nursing homes. Why Kelly and I are in love with the VariDesk. How to instantly reset your pelvic position and stabilize your spine. How writing a book can be hazardous to your health (funny, but true!) What poor sleep quality can do to your immune system. How to "uncompromise" yourself after being on a long flight. Why you'll want to start "gut smashing" (especially before bed). How shoes can cause problems with running mechanics. Why you need to learn how to run even if you never plan on running. Items mentioned in this episode include: *

 TMHS 078: How Taboos Control Your Life: Your Teeth, Your Clothes, Your Sexual Desires & More – With Daniel Vitalis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:39

It's even taboo to talk about taboos. Even though we may not realize it, our social taboos are able to keep us imprisoned within our own minds. Don't you want to know what invisible forces are governing the way you think, feel, and function on a daily basis? Don't you want to know why you do what you do? Well, even if you did, it's very difficult to find out what they are because they are usually a "blind spot" in our consciousness. I'm not talking about science fiction, and Neo waking up from a dream within The Matrix. I'm talking about science fact, and how our perception of reality is largely governed by beliefs that we never got to choose ourselves. Could your faulty beliefs be causing you to struggle and fail repeatedly in your life? This is where a teacher like Daniel Vitalis come in... He can instantly redirect your focus to help you see the things in your life that are hiding in plain sight. I often say that our relationships are the #1 most influential factor on our health and happiness. Why this episode is so valuable is that we often carry a lot of guilt, shame, and fear surrounding our relationships and don't really know why. Most of us want to have happy, healthy relationships in our lives, but we tend to find many creative ways of screwing them up. We self-sabotage and don't know why. We stay in the wrong relationships and don't know why. We look for problems when they're not there, and we often feel that we are inadequate or that something is "wrong" with us. I'm sorry, but chances are, there is nothing wrong with you. You are a wildly amazing human being, with many gifts, talents, capacities, and complexities that make you uniquely you. The perfect you that you are. Today we're going to break open a can of whoop a$% on taboos so that we can be free of the guilt, shame, and fear that may be holding you back from health and happiness. In this episode you'll discover: Why being optimistic isn't necessarily natural for humans. What taboos actually are (and how they make us want things more). How taboos function in our psyche. What the the Intrinsic Taboo is (you need to know this!) How many "wild human" tribes are left in the world (and what advantages they have over us). How cavities in teeth are related to osteoporosis. What Dr. Weston A. Price discovered about the dental health of indigenous peoples. Why our cravings for sugar are natural (I don't mean for Oreo cookies though!) How the clothes you wear affect the health of your teeth (crazy, but true!) Why artificial light is damaging our damaging our sleep cycles. What some of our programmed fears about being naked are. How guilt and shame have been so heavily connected to sex. What "mating strategies" can be observed in humans. What the different types of monogamy are. What mate guarding is and why we have a relationship tension within us. How the media uses sex to stimulate the strongest drive in us. Items mentioned in this episode include:

 TMHS 077: Our Roots. Our Planet. Our Future. ~The Origins Movie With Dr. Pedram Shojai | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:47

It's pretty clear that we have changed. Only a few generations ago, chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes were seen in only a small percentage of the population. Today, some statistics show that more than three-fourths of the western world are afflicted with one of these major illnesses. The question is... How did this happen? We are so much more advanced in our technology, but, collectively, we are in the Stone Age when it comes to the health and vitality of our bodies. As a matter of fact, our Stone Age ancestors had this dialed in better than we do. Images of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble do not give our origins justice... I'm pretty sure no one has ever eaten a brontosaurus burger, but I've seen plenty of people eat Double Whoppers. In the new movie Origins, we get the inside look at how we lost touch with our natural state of well-being. We finally get an explanation of what happened, and how we ended up entrenched in disease. But, more importantly, we get a map on how to get back to our roots, and experience vitality NOW and well into our future. Dr. Pedram Shojai, OMD, has put together a cutting-edge film that's visually stunning, and energizing for your mind, body, and spirit. Whether you are just getting started on your health journey, or you are a health and fitness veteran, this movie is going to add something to your life. Gain free access to the entire film for free below after hearing this exclusive interview with the groundbreaking heath pioneer himself. Enjoy both, and, as always, your feedback and insights are welcome! In this episode you'll discover: What they driving force behind the new hit movie Origins was. The shocking amount of new chemicals that are introduced into our environment each day. Where synthetic chemicals get stored in your body. What your mitochondria actually are (this will surprise you!) What happens with the health of our communities every time you swipe your credit card. How your energy levels impact symptoms of depression. How mediation works to influence impulse control (are you going to eat that pie, or not?) Why you need to "upgrade" your ingredients and really, really enjoy your food. Where the big fear of germs began (and how we've taken it too far). Why common pesticide-based farming can create nutrient-deficient food. Items mentioned in this episode include: * See the hit movie Origins here! *

 TMHS 055: Why We Age – What Will Make You Age Faster – And How To Stay Younger, Longer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:21

Have you ever wondered why you look radically different from when you were a 1-year old baby? I mean, what happened?! Was this big 'ol body really contained within that little body? Today you're going to find out how we actually age, and demystify most of the taboo subject of aging. We're also going to discuss, in-depth, what can actually accelerate your aging process, and cause you to decline in function much sooner than you are genetically wired to. Plus, we're going to get into the good stuff and talk about the latest anti-aging research. You're going to learn newly discovered secrets that actually hold the key to possibly turning back the clock and revealing a younger, healthier version of you. Get ready, because this is powerful! In this episode you'll discover: How specific structures within your body can tell you how long you're going to live. Why your DNA is able to "print out" different copies of you (this is a MUST KNOW!) What the Hayflick Limit is and how it impacts the life of your cells. Why your cells are exactly like a community of people. How long human beings are genetically wired to live. How humans are like Transformers (yes, the alien robots). 7 things that are proven to damage your DNA/ telomeres and age you faster. What controversial sweetener can shorten your life span. What dangerous oil has been banned in cities across the U.S. An important question to ask yourself before you choose what foods to eat. How food manufacturers make people addicted to their products. The impact that smoking and toxic fumes has on your life span. How your hydration levels impact your DNA. The shocking connection between sleep deprivation and aging. A little known diet that has a deep correlation with longevity. Why stem cells are important in the longevity equation. What food can stimulate stem cell mobilization. Why minerals and trace minerals are required to reverse the aging process. Why our system of chemistry taught in school is incomplete and even misleading. The ancient herb that contains the only compound PROVEN to reverse aging. How the right form of exercise can delay aging and keep you young. Items mentioned in this episode include: * Sleep Smarter Book * How To Get Healthy And Stay Healthy - Podcast * Natural Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes - Podcast * How To Change Your Taste Buds - Podcast Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click Here to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed)

 TMHS 054: Sleep Smarter – The Connection Between Sleep, Sex, Income, And Fat Loss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:07

Initially I was surprised to find out that poor sleep quality has been linked to financial debt and lower income. In our culture, we're led to believe that in order to be successful you've got to burn the midnight oil, keep working hard until you make it, and you can always sleep when you're dead. And there lies the problem. According to the research, if you're not more mindful of your sleep quality, your chances of dying prematurely can skyrocket. And not only that, the very money that you're sacrificing sleep to make, will be the same money you pay to try to get your health back again. Today is a powerhouse show that's going to help you optimize your sleep, be more productive, and add more vitality into your life. You're going to learn incredible insights about the connection between sleep and sex, how sleep is the secret to long-term fat loss, plus a whole lot more. Fair warning: This may cause you to have the best sleep ever! In this episode you'll discover: Why we tend to sacrifice sleep for other things (the truth). Why sleep deprivation can cause an inability to lose weight. How exercise gets you in WORSE shape temporarily. The little-known connection between sleep and physical transformation. How being overweight can damage your sleep quality. What sleep apnea has to do with The Dark Knight Rises (funny, but true.) Why you can sleep the "right" amount of hours but still wake up tired. The truth about eating late at night (this is shocking!) Why the clothes you wear to bed can drastically impact your health (ranging from cancer to low sperm count). How sex and sleep are intimately related. Why the hormone prolactin is strongly linked to sleep (and how to produce more of it.) The surprising impact poor sleep quality can have on your finances. How sleep deprivation impacts your brain's higher functions. Items mentioned in this episode include: * Sleep Smarter - #1 Bestselling Book on Amazon (

 TMHS 053: Getting A Mindset Makeover, Food Cravings, And Food Separatism With Alex Jamieson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:16

Everyday, people all over the world are adopting a healthier lifestyle. More people are going vegan, paleo, primal, or "real food" than ever before. What's causing this cultural shift is: 1) people are sick and tired of being sick and tired and 2) beliefs about food bind us together, create communities, and communities inherently grow. With the internet eliminating the borders of people sharing ideas, beliefs, and insights, these communities are expanding rapidly. Even though the health conversation has exploded worldwide, different views by different communities can bring people together AND tear people apart. We're going to talk in depth about this today. We're also going to talk with our special guest, Alex Jamieson, about her experience being a part of the Oscar nominated film Supersize Me. She's going to share the intimate effects it had on her life, as well as our culture at large. We're going to cover food cravings, raw vs. cooked food, mistakes people make on diets, plus a whole lot more. Get ready, because this episode is powerful! In this episode you'll discover: How Alex went from being sick and overweight to a renowned gourmet chef and health coach. What Alex's experience in the film Supersize Me taught her about food and illness. How Supersize Me changed the landscape of food around the world. The surprising story of how Alex transitioned out of a vegan lifestyle. Why our genes need to be considered when choosing the foods we eat. How labeling the way we eat can unknowingly separate ourselves from others. Why fear can drive people to keep secrets about the foods they eat. The critical piece that people mistake with Albert Einstein's vegetarian perspective. What common factor can unite us to have a healthier, happier society. Why a vegan diet can be incredibly healing (for the right people at the right time). Why eating more raw foods can be critical to your health and vitality. How cravings can be misconstrued and why we need to honor our cravings. The #1 mistake people make on a vegan diet. Items mentioned in this episode include: * * Cravings Type Quiz * Supersize Me Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week! Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher Click Here to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed)


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