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The winter months are known to be time when we’re more likely to come down with illnesses like the cold and the flu. On today’s show, you’re going to learn how our biology and our immune systems fluctuate with the seasons, and why infectious illnesses are more common during the winter. We’re going to explore three science-backed habits you can implement to fortify your immune system, build resilience, and fight off illnesses this winter. You’re going to learn why regulated blood sugar is an essential ingredient for immune health, how connection can keep you healthy, and the critical role exercise plays in your risk for contracting illnesses. As always, this episode of The Model Health Show is packed with science, as well as actionable tips you can implement today. Immune health is an area of our health we can influence more than most folks realize, and I hope this episode empowers you to take control, build resiliency, and stay healthy all winter long! In this episode you’ll discover: Why seasonal changes induce more cases of the cold and flu. How the immune system adapts to seasonal variations. The connection between sugar, inflammation, and immune responses. What a cytokine storm is. How elevated blood sugar levels can inhibit your immune function. What immunometabolism is. The interface between the gut and the immune system. How your gut microbes respond to connection and interaction. The role oxytocin plays in immune health. How regular sexual activity impacts the immune system. The connection between laughter and natural killer cell activity. How regular exercise improves immune health. Why sedentary people are more likely to die from Covid-19. What immune surveillance is. How exercise impacts the process of immunosenescence. The role your lymphatic system plays in immune function. Specific immune parameters that are improved by walking. Items mentioned in this episode include: Levels.link/model -- Join today and get 2 free months with a one-year membership! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! PiqueLife.com/shawn -- Get exclusive savings on bundles & subscriptions! Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by Levels. A Study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition uncovered that one of the ways that the consumption of sugar suppresses the immune system, is by directly decreasing the capacity of Neutrophils, this is an aspect of your immune system, to be able to engulf pathogenic bacteria, so it suppresses or diminishes the capacity of these Neutrophils to engulf pathogenic bacteria for them to be neutralized and moved out of our system. Sources like refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and even pasteurized orange juice were noted in the study to cause this derangement. The greatest effects occurred between one and two hours after consuming the sugar, but the values were still significantly depressed for up to five hours after eating these refined sugars. So it really does a number on our immune cells ability to respond to foreign invaders All right. So keep that in mind. This isn't just hearsay, we wanna make sure that we're minding our blood glucose, and understanding that our response to certain foods is gonna depend on us. We all have a unique Metabolic fingerprint. And so, this is why I'm such a huge fan of folks at least having a stint, just track it for a week or two, at least once to utilize a continuous glucose monitor to be able to know firsthand, how certain foods affect you versus other people. I've seen my wife and I respond very differently to certain foods, and also her baseline blood glucose is different from mine. And it's so crazy because again, we might think that a food is "healthy" and it might be but it might impact our blood sugar in a negative way that makes that food probably something that we don't wanna eat on a regular basis, and it could be something that's holding us back from achieving our health goals, whether it's weight loss, whether it's improving our cognitive function because blood sugar derangement has a huge role in our cognitive performance. But the continuous glucose monitor that we use, my wife is actually... She has one on right now, is from Levels. And Levels shows you in real time utilizing continuous glucose monitors how different foods affect you. Levels provides access to continuous glucose monitors and the incredible Levels app that pairs with the CGM's to provide your own personalized data. It is so easy and easy to understand. And the scientists there at Levels, just absolutely amazing. They're providing and accessing all these different data points and sharing them with you to point you in the right direction of goods that can be helpful for you and also guiding you away from things that could be hurting you that you might not realize. And also because of all their data inputs from all of these incredible people out there that are utilizing Levels, they've collected all these data points and being able to target certain foods that for the majority of people that they might think are healthy, are actually problematic. And also other foods that might be villainized are actually quite healthy when it comes from specifically that blood glucose perspective. And right now, Levels is providing listeners of The Model Health Show a very, very special offer, when you go to levels.link/model. Go there right now, when you get their annual membership, they're going to give you two months for free. So check it out ASAP, that's levels.link/model. That's, levels.com/model. Go there right now levels.link/model. Two months free when you get their annual membership. This is a huge, huge resource in being able to track your unique Metabolic health. Find out what foods are best for you. Levels.link/model. This episode is brought to you by Organifi. If you're going to get a little closer, then you might as well sip on this. Snuggle up with some fat burning nutrition this holiday season. You know what time of the year it is. It's that time to get cozy. It's that time to snuggle up. It's that time for a nice pumpkin spice, everything. But truly some of the most potent nutrition can be found right in our spice cabinet. And this particular spice that you need to know about has been used traditionally in cooking, medicine, and rituals for thousands of years. And what I'm talking about is turmeric. Turmeric, in one of its most renowned micronutrients, curcumin have well-noted anti-inflammatory effects, but what isn't commonly known is its surprising anti-obesity effects. A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition uncovered that in addition to down regulating inflammatory cytokines, curcumin in turmeric also up regulates the activity of adiponectin and other satiety related hormones. Turmeric has been found to actually improve insulin sensitivity, reduce blood fats, and directly act upon fat cells. Another really interesting thing about turmeric is that it has anti-angiogenesis properties. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that curcumin in turmeric is able to reduce angiogenesis in adipose tissue, which is fat tissue. And angiogenesis is the process of decreasing the blood supply and nutrient supply to those pesky fat cells and also to cancer cells as well. And turmeric has been found to have an intelligent selective capacity to target rogue cells and reduce their ability to grow. Really, really fascinating stuff. And it's one of my favorite things that's in the gold blend from Organifi. This blend highlights a super critical extract of organic turmeric, plus other metabolism enhancing spices like cinnamon and ginger. And it also has Reishi, which is clinically proven to support your sleep quality. It's a great vibe, great way to relax, and a great time to enjoy this season. Head over and check them out. It's organifi.com/model. That's O-R-G-A-N-I-F-I.com/model for 20% off your gold latte. Check it out. Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice latte is available for a limited time, so make sure to check them out. Again, 20% off when you go to organifi.com/model. This episode is brought to you by Pique Tea. Now it's well documented that green tea has a huge benefit for our metabolic health, but what makes green tea so special is that it improves our immune system health as well, even dramatically reducing the risk of various cancers, which one of the hallmarks of cancer is dysfunction of the immune system. And a study published in the journal, breast Cancer Research and Treatment found that women who drank the most green tea had an approximately 20% to 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer. A meta-analysis of 29 studies published in the peer-reviewed journal, Oncotarget found that people who drink green tea daily were around 42% less likely to develop colorectal cancer. Now this is something very simple that we can do and we can also do this together, have some tea together, but one of the most storied and densest sources of something called L-Theanine, that shows up in benefiting our cognitive function and also these other phytonutrients that help again to support our immune system, to improve our metabolic health. This form of green tea is called Matcha Green Tea. And what I drink is called Sun Goddess Matcha Green Tea from Pique Life. Go to piquelife.com/shawn right now, and you're gonna get the first matcha that's quadruple toxin screen for purity. No added preservatives, sugar, artificial sweeteners, none of that nonsense, just the highest quality Matcha green tea in the world. It is crafted by a Japanese Tea master and there are less than 15 in the world. It's shaded 35% longer for extra L-Theanine to support our cognitive function. 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Relationships are one of the most profound, life-giving aspects of being human. But on the other side of the coin, our relationships can often leave us feeling disappointed, frustrated, and stressed. Many times, improving our relationships comes down to shifting our own perspectives and expectations. On today’s show, you’re going to hear about the root cause of relationship struggles. Our guest, Christine Hassler is a bestselling author, Master coach, and speaker. Her work is focused on improving relationships, inner child healing, and overcoming past traumas. Christine is back on The Model Health Show to talk about expectation hangovers, how to heal your inner child, and the secret to overcoming resentment in relationships. This episode is jam-packed with empowering tips for improving your relationships and creating the life you want. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: How our relationships are tied to our survival. Why relationships are like mirrors. The impact our childhood has on our thoughts, beliefs, and relationships. How expectations can lead to disappointment. Why the ages 0-7 are formative for your nervous system. Examples of how your inner child can act out subconsciously. The different types of attachment styles. What inner child healing looks like. The role suffering plays in childhood development. How staying regulated as a parent can help your children. What an expectation hangover is. The main cause of resentment in relationships. An important distinction between empathy and sympathy. What true surrender is. The power of getting regulated and resourced. Items mentioned in this episode include: HVMN.com/model -- Save 30% on your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ! Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Expectation Hangover by Christine Hassler Healing Your Inner Child Workshop Connect with Christine Hassler Website / Podcast / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by HVMN. I want you to also keep in mind that our decisions that we make, whether it's in the context of our relationships, whether it's in the context of decision that we make for our health and our fitness, this really does boil down very logically to our energy and to our energy reserves and our energy output. There's this new phenomenon being detailed, this existed forever, but it's being documented in peer view data called Decision fatigue. Because every decision that we make, we're using energy, we're literally using brain glucose and it's draining our battery essentially, and before long, for many of us, once we get to the end of the day, we don't care. You ask us something, whatever. I don't care. What you wanna eat or whatever, what do you wanna eat, I don't care. Our decision fatigue starts to take place, but for many of us, this can happen before the day really even starts, once the day gets rolling, we're already in that state of deprived energy making it difficult to make the decisions that we want to make, and so we wanna make sure, obviously, that we're focusing on a healthy real food diet protocol, that we're moving our bodies on a regular basis, doing our best to stack conditions with our sleep, but what about that little extra? What about that go to when you want that sustainable, healthy, clean, high quality energy without the side effects of these "Energy drinks or abhorrent amounts of caffeine over and over throughout the day?" Well, there's finally a solution that is taking over the world right now, and I'm talking about ketone IQ. Numerous studies, including a study published by the Federation of American societies for Experimental Biology, found that exogenous ketones can be up to 28% more efficient in generating energy than glucose alone, plus numerous studies have found up to a 15% increased mean power output when utilizing ketones, more energy and being able to get more done, recover faster. And the key here is there's been a recent innovation where we've had ketone esters and lots of folks have utilized those to some positive benefit, but the on-ramp was not that nice because those ketone esters tasted unpleasant to put it lightly. And now with these recent innovations and utilizing this kind of fermentation process to finally have a ketone product that has a decent taste, I'm not saying this is delicious, but it is much more palatable and much more powerful. And that's what you're getting with Ketone IQ. Go to HVMN.com/model to get hooked up with their incredible ketone IQ, they've got these great ketone IQ shots that I actually keep in my refrigerator that even gives it another boost of probability by having a cold fresh out of the refrigerator and a lot of times I utilize them right before a workout or something with a big cognitive load, and it's just really, really remarkable for many people they notice the benefits the first day that they use it. Go to HVMN.com/model for 30% off your first subscription order automatically applied at check out, and also you can get hooked up with free shipping there as well. So again, pop over there, check 'em out. Ketone IQ from HVMN. Go to HVMN.com/mode This episode is brought to you by Onnit. No lifts, no gifts. Here are just a few benefits of building muscle seen in peer review studies. Building some muscle mass can significantly improve your insulin sensitivity, improve your overall hormone health, improve your cognitive performance, improve your immune system, protect you against injuries and speed recovery and defend your body against age related degradation, this is just a small slice of what a little bit more muscle can do. Now, the barrier of entry to building more healthy muscle and reaching a state of physical fitness, is easier than ever. Having a few key pieces of equipment at your house can absolutely change the game for you. Kettlebells, steel clubs, maces, battle robes, all of these phenomenal multi-faceted pieces of equipment are readily available to ship directly to your door. Go to onnit.com/model and you're going to receive 10% off some of the most premier training equipment in the world. A simple piece of equipment that you can do, dozens, if not 100s of different exercises with, plus they've got incredible programs as well. They teach you different techniques for unconventional training to truly create more functionality in your health and fitness. On top of all that Onnit is also one of the world leaders in human performance nutrition, it got the most remarkable pre-workout supplements and post-workout protein, that you're going to find. All sourced from earth grown ingredients, nothing synthetic, and they have also have put their own products into real world clinical trials to affirm their advocacy. Again go to onnit.com/model. That's Onnit.com/model for 10% off everything they carry. Bestselling author and Master Coach, Christine Hassler, is back on The Model Health Show for an enlightening conversation on relationships. You’re going to learn about expectation hangovers, healing your inner child, parenting, and so much more.
Not only does gratitude feel good, but a growing body of evidence shows that regularly expressing gratitude has measurable benefits on our health and well-being. Practicing gratitude can lower inflammation levels, improve sleep quality, and boost the function of your immune system. Today’s episode is a masterclass on the science of gratitude. On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear a compilation on gratitude from some of the smartest and most successful people. Guests like Ed Mylett, Dr. Elissa Epel, and Dr. Michael Beckwith are sharing the science and the strategies behind improving your life through the practice of gratitude. You’re going to learn about the health benefits of gratitude, and different ways to incorporate a gratitude practice into your daily life. This episode is full of tips that can make you healthier, happier, more resilient, and more grateful. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! In this episode you’ll discover: How practicing gratitude can help you reach your goals. The link between gratitude and inflammation levels. Why you should express gratitude before you reach important milestones. How practicing gratitude can improve the function of your immune system. Why gratitude is the antidote to negative emotions. The major issue with delaying happiness. Why gratitude should be practiced consistently. The link between success and having a regular gratitude practice. What the science says about seeking happiness. How bookending your day with gratitude can make your life better. What the utility value of gratitude is. How we can wire our brains to express gratitude. An exercise you can use to find more gratitude in your day. The difference between gratitude and appreciation. How to create an environment that reminds you to be grateful. Why real transformation requires your participation. How your words can create reality. 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How Your Thoughts Control Your Biology with Dr. Joe Dispenza – Episode 383 Get Financially Fit & Maxout with Ed Mylett – Episode 282 Reclaim Your Time & Build Your Life Resume with Jesse Itzler – Episode 312 How to Deal with Failure with Bedros Keullian – Episode 309 The Stress Prescription with Dr. Elissa Epel – Episode 647 How to Create Beliefs That Empower You with David Meltzer – Episode 316 Get Better Results with This Strategy with Dr. Benjamin Hardy – Episode 724 COVID-19 & Mental Health with Dr. Daniel Amen – Episode 426 The Neuroscience of Happiness with Dr. Daniel Amen – Episode 568 Master Your Mindset with Dr. Michael Beckwith – Episode 495 Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals. During this time of gratitude and giving, this is also synonymously the time of "cold and flu season." We wanna make sure that we're doing our best to fortify our immune system, utilizing science and time-tested solutions. One of my favorite most science-backed strategies for keeping my immune system resilient for immunomodulation, being able to ramp up or to lower my immune response based on any particular exposures. That is really the key to a healthy immune system, is being able to have an appropriate response to any pathogens. And one of my favorite things to do that is based on a peer-reviewed study that was published in the journal Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy. And it revealed that propolis from bees has significant antiviral effects, specifically in reducing viral lung infections, cold and flu season. This is one of the things to really look to proactively to fortify our immune system. Another meta-analysis published in the journal Evidence-based complimentary and alternative medicine found that propolis has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-tumor properties. You might've wondered why this was featured in a journal that was focused on chemotherapy. It's also been found to be effective against cancer cells. So when we're talking about supporting our immune system on multiple levels, propolis is really, really special. And I utilize on a regular basis multiple times a week, I've got this really remarkable propolis immune spray from Beekeeper's Naturals. Go to beekeepersnaturals.com/model right now, and you're going to get connected with a very, very special limited time discount. This is a special for this time of year right now for Black Friday and a little bit after, but you gotta take action on this right now because for a limited time, they're giving you 30% off storewide, 30% off storewide. So this includes their incredible propolis spray, their Superfood honey, their nootropic brain fuel that's based on Royal jelly, their remarkable science-based B.Better cough syrup as well. As a matter of fact, this one is especially important right now just to have on hand in our medicine cabinet because the ingredients in, we'll just call out one of the most popular conventional cough medicines out there. You know the one that people go to. Some of those ingredients in there include FD and C Blue No. 1. What the F? What is that? F, D, and C. RED number 40 "flavor" high fructose corn syrup, propylene glycol, saccharine sodium. The list goes on and on with all these newly invented synthetic chemicals. Not to mention the high fructose corn syrup, which is clearly not good for our immune system versus something that is more time tested and safe. A randomized double-blind placebo controlled study revealed that honey, raw honey was able to outperform a placebo and significantly reduce cough frequency and severity at night and improve sleep quality. The cough syrup that is in our cabinet is from Beekeeper's Naturals. Not only does their propolis cough syrup have the very best honey in the world from farmers who are dedicated to regenerative beekeeping, but it also includes this other very, very special science-backed component, which is elderberry. A double-blind placebo controlled study published in their the peer-reviewed journal. Advances in traditional medicine found that after just 48 hours of treatment with elderberry, coughing was relieved in 31% of patients versus the placebo. The study also noted significantly reduced fever, headache, muscle aches, and nasal congestion within 24 hours of treatment with elderberry. This incredible cough syrup contains no drugs, dyes, dirty chemicals, or refined sugar. They're creating incredibly beneficial, safe, smart products at Beekeeper's Naturals. Head over there right now. Take advantage of this huge limited time discount for Black Friday and a little bit longer through Cyber Monday. Go to beekeepersnaturals.com/model for 30% off storewide right now. Take advantage. That's beekeepersnaturals.com/model for 30% off for a limited time. This episode is brought to you by Organifi. One of my favorite specific resources as far as nutrition for helping to stack conditions in our bodies' favor for helping to reduce things like anxiety, for helping to reduce inflammation. And this is again, based on science. As a matter of fact, a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology points to turmeric's potential in reducing the severity of both anxiety and depression. While another study that was published in the European Journal of Nutrition uncovered that compounds in turmeric can down regulate inflammatory cytokines and upregulate the activity of adiponectin and other satiety related hormones. Again, just putting our bodies in a better position. Now, if you're not doing this already, this is a great time of year to enjoy a turmeric latte. And my favorite turmeric latte, not only does it feature the highest quality organic turmeric, but it also features Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, which has been proven in multiple studies to support relaxation and even to improve our sleep quality. And I'm talking about the turmeric latte called Gold from Organifi. And right now through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, only when you head over to organifi.com/model, not only are you going to get 20% off, but you're also going to get free shipping when you spend just $100. And listen to this, if you spend $150, you're gonna get 20% off check, free shipping check. 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If you want to get healthier, stronger, and more resilient, one of the best things you can do is build muscle. Regular strength training can contribute to your longevity, improve your brain health, optimize your metabolism, and so much more. But unfortunately, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about what it takes to put on muscle. My friend Jay Ferrugia is an elite fitness and mindset coach. His client base spans from professional athletes to everyday folks. Jay is so successful because he makes training simple and realistic. He’s back on The Model Health Show to share the five biggest mistakes people make when they’re trying to build muscle. You’ll learn about selecting the right exercises, the right weights, and other habits and behaviors that can help you get better results. We’re diving into topics like progressive overload, recovery, and nutrition. Jay is a seasoned expert in the realm of fitness, and I know his insights are going to empower you to build muscle as effectively as possible. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: The connection between resistance training and cognitive function. Why building muscle requires simplicity. How many reps you should do of an exercise, depending on your skill level. Why form is critical for building muscle. What mechanical tension is. Why soreness is a poor indicator of a good workout. How to know if you’re lifting heavy enough. The importance of selecting the right exercises for you. Why learning the fundamentals of movement can help you build strength. Simple ways to avoid injuries. The best way to create results in the gym. Two definitions of intensity. What the effective reps theory is. The truth about progressive overload. Why your mindset plays a powerful role in your fitness outcomes. Nutritional considerations for building muscle. Why you have a duty to be your best self. The number one thing you can do outside the gym to maximize your results. Items mentioned in this episode include: DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order! Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Connect with Jay Ferruggia Website / Podcast / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by LMNT. we're looking at what is the key to maintaining longevity, functional longevity with our body, with our muscles and also with our brain and cognitive performance as well? Well, the latest data is confirming that it is through resistance training that we're seeing a gigantic leap in functional longevity, in not just our lifespan, but our health span. And so it's not just muscle strength. And this is the key. The latest data is affirming it's also building and maintaining muscle mass. Now, this does not mean that we need to walk around with Hawking amounts of muscle on our frame. If you're into that, that's cool. But for all of us, for every walk of life, for every demographic, for every sex, we need to build and maintain muscle mass. It is one of the greatest gifts that we have as human beings, to choose to put more muscle on our frame, but to create and build muscle that feels good on us, that also, dare I say, looks good on us as well, but most importantly allows us to live a long healthy life. And so here's the key and what this episode is all about, is practical, real world science on building and maintaining your muscle. And we're gonna look at this through the lens of the biggest mistakes that people make when working to build muscle. In fact, we're gonna go through the five biggest mistakes that people make when working to build and maintain their muscle, and we're gonna learn from somebody who is, I'm talking about, elite when it comes to understanding how to build muscle. And I think that this is going to be one of those episodes that impacts your life for many, many years to come. Now, it's really important to understand that it isn't just about the stressors or the environmental inputs. The strength training that enables us to build muscle, there are key elements that are driving our muscle contractions, and also the recovery and healing of our muscles as well to build back stronger. And so protein is obviously of critical importance because these are truly the building blocks, these amino acids are the building blocks that are making up these tissues. But also, there are key minerals that are critical in order for our muscles to function in the first place, the most important minerals being electrolytes. These are minerals that carry an electric charge that enable muscle contraction in the first place. And so if we're deficient in these things, we simply cannot fire or recruit muscles in the same way. And also, this can lead to unnecessary fatigue, this can lead to muscle cramping and also lack or slowing, degrading in the ability to have our muscles to be repaired. And so electrolytes are truly important. And actually, it was at my special guest house, I was just over there doing a show years ago, and he gave me these electrolytes, and honestly, I took them and then they just sat in my cabinet for like three months. And then my wife went to do yoga, she went to a hot yoga class and she came back and she was just kind of feeling depleted and just kind of low energy. And I was like, "You probably need some electrolytes, so let me grab you some." I'm like, "I've got some in here," and I grabbed them, added them to water, gave them to her, and then I went to my office. I came back like 20 minutes later and she's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and working. I'm just like, "What the... What happened to you?" And I realized like, okay, I gave her some electrolytes, but this kind of change in her energy was very notable and very strange, and I was like, "This is interesting." And so I utilized them the next day. And usually, sometimes if I got a long day and if I'm recording a lot and doing multiple shows and doing interviews and media and all this stuff, around 4 or 5 o'clock, I might not really wanna be Chatty Cathy at that point. I might just wanna be a little bit more reserved. But it was like 4 or 5 o'clock and I was walking around in my backyard, and I'm just thinking about, "I haven't called such and such back yet," or like I've got... "I need to leave this voice text for such and such. I said I'd get back to him," whatever. I was just like thinking up people for me to get in contact with, which is not my personality, especially at the end of the day. And I was just like, "What is going on?" Maybe it's just I'm having a great day, but I had those electrolytes that day as well. It's just like I'm putting two and two together, I'm like, this might be something special here. And so I start to look into the science and contacting the creator as well, and one of the creators is actually somebody who's, for me, been such an inspiration and mentor. And I was shocked that I hadn't utilized or looked into these electrolytes sooner because of my level of respect for him. And I'm talking about New York Times best-selling author, Robb Wolf who's become a really good friend. And so having the science and having this connection and understanding the integrity, that's why I decided to really get on board with the incredible electrolytes from LMNT. Go to drinklmnt.com/model. And not only are you going to get the best electrolyte formulation based on hundreds of thousands of data points from different people, we're talking about high-level athletes to everyday folks on the optimal ratio and the most important electrolytes for performance, cognitive performance and physical activity as well, and no unnecessary sugars, no artificial colors, none of the nefarious stuff that we typically find in these "electrolyte drinks" that have become popularized in recent history, in particular through the lens of sport. Again, go to drinklmnt.com/model, get yourself hooked up with their incredible electrolytes. And when you go to that link, you're going to get a free gift, a free sample pack of electrolytes with multiple flavors with every purchase. Alright? So they're giving you a free gift right now, when you go to drinklmnt.com/model. Get hooked up with the best electrolytes in the world. This episode is brought to you by Onnit. No list, no gifts. Here are just a few benefits of building muscles seen in peer-reviewed studies. Building some muscle mass can significantly improve your insulin sensitivity, improve your overall hormone health, improve your cognitive performance, improve your immune system, protect you against injuries and speed recovery, and defend your body against age-related degradation. This is just a small slice of what a little bit more muscle can do. Now the barrier of entry to building more healthy muscle and reaching a state of physical fitness is easier than ever. Having a few key pieces of equipment at your house can absolutely change the game for you. Kettlebells, steel clubs, maces, battle ropes, all of these phenomenal, multifaceted pieces of equipment are readily available to ship directly to your door. Go to onnit.com/model, and you're going to receive 10% off some of the most premier training equipment in the world. Simple piece of equipment that you can do dozens, if not hundreds of different exercises with. Plus, they've got incredible programs as well to teach you different techniques for unconventional training to truly create more functionality in your health and fitness. On top of all that, Onnit is also one of the world leaders in human performance nutrition. They've got the most remarkable pre-workout supplements and post-workout protein that you're going to find, all sourced from Earth-grown ingredients, nothing synthetic. They also have put their own products into real world clinical trials to affirm their efficacy. Again, go to onnit.com/model. That's onnit.com/model for 10% off everything they carry.
Have you ever wished you were better at remembering names? The ability to recall information isn’t just a matter of good memory or bad memory—it’s actually a skill we all have the ability to harness. My friend Jim Kwik is a world-renowned brain coach, speed reading expert, and an absolute powerhouse in the realm of accelerated learning and memory. In his updated edition of Limitless, he unpacks how to increase your productivity, eliminate distraction, and master your habits in a post-pandemic world. He’s back on The Model Health Show to share powerful insights on how to enhance the power of your brain. You’re going to discover powerful tools becoming limitless in the capacity of your mind. In this interview, you’re going to learn specific strategies to read faster, focus better, and reach your potential. As always, Jim is bringing knowledge and tips you can apply today to begin making improvements in your brain power immediately. Honored and excited to share this interview with the incredible Jim Kwik! In this episode you’ll discover: Why your brain is the most important wealth building device you have. The most impactful skill we can all learn. An important distinction between speed reading and smart reading. Why reading is a powerful exercise for your mind. The connection between success and a regular reading practice. How to focus better while reading. What subvocalization is. How much faster you can read while using a visual pacer. The connection between sight and touch. How to learn to love reading. What the reticular activating system is, and how to utilize it. The best ways to improve your recall skills. What the explanation effect is. Why taking notes can improve your retention. How to use retrieval to increase your memory skills. What prasma is. The four brain animals, and how to find yours. Three things we can all control. Items mentioned in this episode include: PaleoValley.com/model -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! HVMN.com/model -- Save 30% on your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ! Limitless Expanded Edition by Jim Kwik Mybrainanimal.com -- Take the quiz to find your Brain C.O.D.E. Connect with Jim Kwik Website / Podcast / Twitter / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. During the episode, I mentioned some research coming from UCLA and indicating that turmeric, namely one of the compounds in turmeric that's been identified called curcumin, has a potential to improve our memory. But to dig even a little bit deeper, there's a study that was published in the journal Ethnopharmacology, and it points to turmeric's potential in reducing the severity of both anxiety and depression. So we're not just talking about cognitive function, we're talking about mental health as well. Now, absolutely, we can add turmeric into different dishes. A curry, when you're in a hurry, can help to make you more present. And it's just one of those kind of home cooked, soothing things that we can get access to. But also, sometimes the dose makes the difference. So getting a more concentrated version, which is what's used in a lot of these studies, it's a concentrate of curcumin, or my preferred way is a concentrate of turmeric itself. Number one, it has to be organic, and also having the bio-potentiators that helps our cells to absorb it better. Why do I say turmeric over curcumin alone? It's because turmeric has thousands of other compounds. Dozens have now been identified that have remarkable benefits for the human mind and body. One of those is Ar-turmerone. And Ar-turmerone has been found, according to a study published in Stem Cell Research, has been found to increase neural stem cell proliferation by upwards of 80%. So we're talking about stem cells that actually help to create new cells. This process of neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, is something that's only recently been understood in science. And to be able to find specific foods and nutrients that can help this process to keep your brain youthful and your cognitive function at a high level, that's what makes turmeric so special. And the turmeric that I use is Turmeric Complex from Paleo Valley. Go to paleovalley.com/model, and you're going to get 15% off their phenomenal Turmeric Complex. Again, all organic, done the right way. And this is one of my supplements that I literally, I use this on a weekly basis, especially if I'm wanting to give my immune system a little bit of support, helping to reduce inflammation, to recover from workouts, and also, of course, helping to support my brain health. This is one of the things that I turn to on a regular basis, the Turmeric Complex from Paleo Valley. Go to paleovalley.com/model for 15% off. This episode is brought to you by HVMN. One of the major reasons that people give for not being able to cook home cook meals on a consistent basis is not having the energy to do it. Energy can be one of our greatest assets and it can also be one of our greatest deficiencies. Obviously, our lifestyle factors play a huge role in the availability that we have to access energy. But there are a few recent discoveries that are adding to the energy equation like a few things ever have. Numerous studies, including a study published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, or the FASEB Journal, found that exogenous ketones can be up to 28% more efficient in generating energy than glucose alone. If this is about cognitive function, if this is about energy, you've got to utilize these ketones. But not just any run of the mill ketone esters that had its time in the sun, but something far better has been brought to the world by HVMN. Go to hvmn.com/model and you're going to get 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ. Ketone-IQ is now clinically proven to improve our cognitive performance and also bolster our energy for sports performance. In fact, studies have found up to 15% increased mean power output after recovery by utilizing ketones. And the bioavailability of Ketone-IQ is in a league of its own. Check out Ketone-IQ today. Go to hvmn.com/model for 30% off your first subscription order.
Life’s stressors are a normal part of human existence. In fact, your body’s stress response system is a critical survival mechanism that allows you to respond in the event of a threat. And while we can never entirely eliminate stressors in our lives, we can improve the way we respond to stress. On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn powerful strategies on how to improve your body’s natural stress responses. This compilation episode features three world leading experts on the topics of stress, adrenal health, and rewiring your brain. You’ll hear how habits like sleep, exercise, and nutrition can increase your resilience, and specific practices you can implement to optimally respond to stress. Building your resilience to stressful circumstances is an impactful life skill we can all implement. This episode is bringing you powerful insights on how to decompress, heal, and become a healthier, happier version of yourself. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! In this episode you’ll discover: What hormetic stressors are. The connection between stress, metabolic rate, and weight loss. What safety signals are. How our DNA responds to modern stressors. Why sleep is a powerful tool for adrenal function. Which nutrients are critical for restoring adrenal health. How aligning with the circadian rhythm can heal your body. The physical effects of stress on the body. What adrenaline and epinephrine are. The #1 practice to change the way you handle stress. What the benefits of morning sunlight are. Three habits you can implement to anchor your stress response system. The biggest factor that dictates whether stress is good or bad for us. Practical ways to raise your threshold for stress. How mindfulness can improve your immunity, mental health, and stress resilience. What it means to be the lion. The power your words have over your body. How mindfulness can help improve the stress response from trauma. 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Now, the only tea that I knew about growing up was sweet tea. Alright, my grandmother would make sweet tea or I would go to different restaurants and order the sweet tea, matter of fact, when Lipton Brisk hit the scene, so this is sweet tea that was in bottles that you could buy from the vending machine, it was so full of sugar that it had this frosted appearance, it was like frosted tea, so I'm not talking about that abomination of tea. I'm talking about the storied traditional teas that have been utilized for thousands of years to support human health. Now, one of the most well-known and well-researched teas that help to manage and reduce stress is green tea, green tea contains a unique amino acid called L-theanine, this is one of the rare nutrients that's able to cross the blood-brain barrier with relative ease and impact the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which helps to reduce anxiety and makes us to feel more centered and relaxed. Now, some teas like green tea might have a small amount of caffeine, but because of L-theanine, not only does it not have that stimulating effect, it actually helps to reduce and calm the nervous system, it's really a cool combination that's found naturally in green tea. Another way that L-theanine works to improve our focus specifically, which lack of focus can lead to more stress as well, if we're not able to focus on the things that we need to get done and just get overwhelmed, but a peer-reviewed study published in the journal, Brain Topography, found that L-theanine intake increases the frequency of our alpha brain waves indicating reduced stress, enhanced focus and even increases creativity. Now, this is the most important distinction about this conversation when talking about green tea, not all green tea is created equal, not in the slightest, quality matters immensely here more than ever, because not a lot of folks realize that even some organic teas are contaminated with heavy metals and microplastics, we wanna make sure that we're getting teas from the best source possible, and the green tea that I drink is a Matcha green tea, that's actually shaded 35% longer for extra L-theanine. It's the first quadruple toxin screened Matcha, and there's no preservatives, sugar, artificial flavors, none of that stuff, just the highest quality Matcha green tea in the world from Pique Life. Go to piquelife.com/shawn, that's piquelife.com/shawn. And you're gonna get access to some of their incredible bonuses for their different bundles, like free shipping, and also an exclusive 90-day risk-free guarantee, if you don't love their Matcha green tea or any of the products from Pique Life, you can send them back for a full refund. So they're really standing behind their tea quality, they go above and beyond, and highly recommend checking them out. It's piquelife.com/shawn, that's piquelife.com/shawn. This episode is brought to you by Ettitude. As Dr. Wentz was closing with the importance of managing our sleep quality in order to help our bodies to manage stress effectively, it can be one of the biggest hangups causing excessive stress and an inability to adapt from stress if we're not sleeping well. It is a top tier concern, and we're gonna talk more about that with our next expert, which is going to blow your mind. Now, with that being said, what is one of the common things that's causing disruption with our sleep quality? Well, a growing body of data has shown that people with confirmed chronic sleep issues like insomniacs and other people in general population, but these folks tend to have a significantly warmer core body temperature at night when their body temperature is supposed to be going down. To help combat this issue, in this study, this was published in the journal, Brain, the scientists had participants wear thermo suits to lower their skin temperature less than one degree Celsius. This was so little that it didn't necessarily affect their core body temperature, but just the skin temperature. And they measured their impact objectively on their sleep quality. The study results found that participants didn't wake up as much during the night, and they actually spent more time in stages three and four deep sleep. And effectively, these folks were now having their sleep equivalent to people who didn't have notable sleep issues just by reducing the temperature a little bit on their skin surface. Now, what you wanna be aware of is not overheating your body with your bedding, and that's one of the common culprits. And in a new study, test subjects were randomly placed into one of two groups. One sleeping on conventional sheets, just the run of the mill stuff. And another group was sleeping on organic bamboo lyocell sheets from Ettitude. After compiling the data, the researchers found that, and they were actually objectively tracking their sleep quality, there was a 1.5% improvement in sleep efficiency for folks that were sleeping on the Ettitude sheets, which equated to an additional 7.2 more minutes of restorative sleep per night. Now, that might not sound like a lot, but you add that up, that's 43 extra hours of sleep per year doing the same thing they would've been doing, but their sleep efficiency, sleep quality was improved by sleeping on these sheets. 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Having a larger waistline is linked to a whole host of risks, including higher propensity for heart disease and diabetes. And while it isn’t possible to directly target belly fat through exercise and diet, there are some steps you can take to facilitate overall fat loss, resulting in a reduction of dangerous visceral fat. Today’s guest, Thomas DeLauer, is an expert in the realm of diet and nutrition. His popular YouTube channel has amassed millions of subscribers with the mission of helping folks implement realistic and sustainable habits to optimize their health. On this episode of The Model Health Show, he’s diving into the science behind losing belly fat. You’re going to learn the critical mechanisms behind belly fat, including the role of hormones, calories, macronutrients, and more. You’ll hear about the best types of exercise for reducing fat, how to simplify your diet for better body composition, and a whole lot more. Thomas has a wealth of knowledge in this space, and I hope you enjoy this interview. In this episode you’ll discover: What central adiposity is. The difference between visceral fat and belly fat. What the main culprits of visceral adiposity are. How cortisol works in relation to belly fat. Why so many people are skinny fat. How trans fats are created, and how the body breaks them down. The connection between leaky gut and inflammation. What you need to know about trans fats in our food supply. Why both excess sugar and excess fat can cause elevated blood sugar levels. How the liver stores and utilizes glycogen. Why processed foods create the perfect storm for accumulating belly fat. The mechanisms behind how the body burns fat. Which types of exercise are best for burning belly fat. The truth about spot reduction. What LISS is, and how to utilize it. Thomas’ story of transforming his health. The first thing you should do daily to start your day off right. A meal prep tip to help you simplify your life. How to create an environment that facilitates healthy choices. Items mentioned in this episode include: DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order! HVMN.com/model -- Save 30% on your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ! EatSmarterCookbook.com Connect with Thomas DeLauer Website / Instagram / YouTube Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks To Our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by LMNT. Now, one of the most essential things that enables our cells to literally talk to each other, that enables signal transduction are electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge. Now, there's a certain electrolyte that has gotten drag through the media, through popular culture and really framed as a villain, and that electrolyte is sodium. Now, according to the FDA, over 70% of the sodium in the average American's diet is coming from ultra-processed fake foods. It's coming from ultra-processed foods, from things like Pop-Tarts and potato chips, and the list goes on and on, fast foods. This is where we're getting the bulk of our sodium intake, very low quality sodium and really a one-trick pony because there isn't just one type of electrolyte or one type of sodium. Sodium is one form of a salt. There's also potassium salts, there's also magnesium salts. There's many forms of magnesium, many forms of sodium. That highly refined sodium found in ultra-processed foods, that can be problematic, absolutely. But what happens when we start to shift away from having a diet largely made up of these ultra-processed foods and we're eating more real foods? Are we certain that we're getting the sodium that our cells really need to have a high level of communication and also to protect our metabolic health? Because a meta-analysis published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews uncovered that study participants placed on a low sodium diet did have slightly lower blood pressure in the short-term because that's what we often think about when reducing the sodium, is because of hypertension. So they found that lowering sodium intake did slightly lower blood pressure in the short-term, but they found that restricted sodium also led in the more medium to longer-term, eventually led to elevated triglycerides or blood fats, elevated stress hormones, and accordingly elevated blood pressure. So short-term, reducing sodium, reduces blood pressure, but if you do that for too long, blood pressure is going to be elevated. So there's a balance here. We need sodium. It is a critical nutrient to human health, but we don't want it coming in in that one-trick pony version from ultra-processed foods predominantly. And also a study that was published in the Journal Metabolism that was done by researchers at Harvard Medical School found that low salt intake directly increases insulin resistance in healthy test subjects. So with that being said, make sure that we're eating foods that are naturally rich in sodium, but also what I saw at my special guest recording studio, what we have here at our studio is the electrolytes from LMNT. Go to drinklmnt.com/model and you're going to get the highest quality electrolyte supplement in the world. And they're also, by the way, with every electrolyte purchase, they're going to send you a free bonus pack, a free gift as well. Now, a fascinating study published in the journal Neuron found that magnesium, which is one of the other electrolytes in LMNT, incredible ratios, magnesium is able to restore critical brain plasticity and improve our cognitive function, right? 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One of the major reasons that people give for not being able to cook home-cooked meals on a consistent basis, is not having the energy to do it. Energy can be one of our greatest assets, and it can also be one of our greatest deficiencies. Obviously, our lifestyle factors play a huge role in the availability that we have to access energy, but there are a few recent discoveries that are adding to energy equation, like a few things ever have. Numerous studies, including a study published by the Federation of American societies for Experimental Biology or the FASEB journal, found that exogenous ketones can be up to 28% more efficient in generating energy than glucose alone. If this is about cognitive function, if this is about energy, you've got to utilize these ketones, but not just any run-of-the-mill ketone esters that had its time in the sun, but something far better has been brought to the world by HVMN. Go to hvmn.com/model, and you're going to get 30% off your first subscription order of ketone-IQ. Ketone-IQ is now clinically proven to improve our cognitive performance and also bolster our energy for sports performance. In fact, studies have found up to 15% increased mean power output after recovery by utilizing ketones. And the bio-availability of ketone IQ is in a league of its own. Check out ketone-IQ today. Go to hvmn.com/model for 30% off your first subscription order.
When you think about improving your health, you probably consider implementing daily habits like preparing nutritious meals, adding more movement to your routine, and getting quality sleep. But before you can make lasting changes in those areas, you’ll have to cultivate the mindset and the environment that makes those healthy changes not only possible, but natural. On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear my interview on Sway in the Morning to promote the launch of The Eat Smarter Cookbook. You’ll hear how changing your mindset can upgrade your health and why changing your environment is the best way to make healthy choices automatic. You’re also going to hear some of my personal story, including the evolution of my career and my own health journey. This interview contains powerful conversations on transforming your mindset, how ultra-processed foods are harming our health, how to approach health in a balanced way, and the important role that connection plays in dictating our health outcomes. I’m honored and excited to share this interview with you. In this episode you’ll discover: How I became interested in health. The power of having an audacious goal. Why empowerment is a key factor in changing your life. The first domino in creating a change. How your environment influences your health outcomes. The major differences in food quality in the US vs. other countries. What ultra-processed foods are. How the healthcare industry and processed food companies profit from sick people. What to consider about filtering water. Why the term BPA free is misleading. The critical role sodium plays in the body. What percentage of the average American’s diet is ultra-processed foods. The role of epigenetics in determining your health outcomes. Why eating with your family can have powerful effects on your health. How to create a culture of health and connection around the dinner table. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Order your copy today! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! PaleoValley.com/model -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! Sway’s Universe Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thank You To Our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. Even when I'm traveling, I always bring along my four Sigmatic think coffee blend of organic coffee and dual extracted chaga and lion's mane mushrooms. I travel with their little travel packs and at home I'm making the full coffee grounds and the drip, it's a whole vibe that I do each morning for my wife and I. 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In fact by being devoid of essential cofactors Synthetic vitamin C supplements can be outright harmful to your health. For instance, a 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal medicine found that participants taking synthetic vitamin C supplements had twice the risk of developing kidney stones. Another study from researchers at USC found that a daily dose of synthetic vitamin C thickened the walls of participants arteries two and a half times faster than those not taking the synthetic supplement. This is absolutely insane because, number one, it's one of the most popular standalone supplements in the world and commonly found in most multi-vitamins. Number two, whole food based, whole food concentrates of real Vitamin C are remarkably effective in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease even in people engaged in high-risk behaviors like smoking. A randomized placebo-controlled study published in the Journal of Cardiology had 20 smokers Consume a whole food concentrate of vitamin C in the form of camu camu berry daily over the course of a one-week study. And it led to significantly lowered oxidative stress and lowered inflammatory biomarkers. What's more there were no changes in these markers in the placebo group who received an ordinary Synthetic vitamin C supplement. Because of the damage humans have done to the soil microbiome Levels of vitamin C are notably lower in typical foods. That's why I've been utilizing a whole food vitamin C concentrate blend of camu camu berry, Acerola cherry, and amla berry for years. And I'm on a mission to spread awareness about this and get people off Synthetic vitamin C supplements. The essential C complex from Paleovalley is all organic, no synthetic ingredients, and no fillers. 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What is the underlying factor that drives humans to engage in behaviors that are damaging? Whether it’s gambling, drinking, or eating to excess, it’s not uncommon in our society for folks to get sucked into repetitive, detrimental habits. It turns out, there’s an evolutionary foundation behind this behavior, and it’s the topic of the new book, The Scarcity Brain. Today’s guest, Michael Easter is a professor and the author of The Comfort Crisis and The Scarcity Brain. His work encompasses the idea of utilizing modern science and evolutionary wisdom in order to lead healthier, more fulfilled lives. He joins this episode of The Model Health Show to share the fascinating science of scarcity, moderation, fixation, and happiness. You’re going to learn about the scarcity loop and how it drives us to repeat unhealthy habits. We’ll talk about the psychology of gambling, overeating, excessive screen time, and so much more. If you want to break the cycle of constantly craving more, this interview will help you create meaningful change. I hope you enjoy this interview with Michael Easter! In this episode you’ll discover: The interesting ways our society has removed discomfort from our daily lives. Why there’s an evolutionary mismatch between our drive and our environment. What scarcity brain means. Why moderation is so difficult for most folks. What we can learn about human drive from slot machines. Three main components of a behavior loop. Examples of the scarcity loop in our modern world. The psychology of gambling. What pigeon studies on gambling can teach us about stimulation. How the theory of optimal stimulation explains addiction. Why slot machines became more popular after a few simple tweaks. How humans evolved to overeat. The fascinating history of snacking. Three v’s of a popular snack. Why ultra-processed foods are easier to overeat. Three ways to fix your craving mindset. How scarcity cues can impact our behavior. The internal cues that prompt us to pick up our phones. How boredom can enhance creativity. Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Scarcity Brain by Michael Easter The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter Connect with Michael Easter Website / Newsletter / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by Organifi. Today, more than ever, because of all the stress inputs and how our bodies are processing the data that we're being exposed to, we very often need a little bit of a support. That's where the term supplement should come in at. Supplements should not replace an already healthy diet. It should supplement, it should fill in minor gaps. It should help us to be able to go above and beyond so that we're running on all cylinders. Now, we've existed recently in recent generations in the paradigm of the "multivitamin", and the data is now pointing to the fact that there is a very big difference in synthetic versions of vitamins versus real whole food versions of those same vitamins. Just because the the chemical equation is the same does not mean that it's impacting our health the same way. Take for example, essential nutrient vitamin E. This nutrient is important for healthy function of your cardiovascular system, cognitive performance, and even the health of your skin. Well, the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that natural food-based vitamin E, has nearly twice the bioavailability of synthetic vitamin E. So again, the data is now becoming more and more clear. Just because we get a "multivitamin" that has these synthetic versions of these essential nutrients, does not mean that our cells can actually utilize it. So when we're looking at fortifying our nutrition, providing ourselves with an abundance of essential nutrients, we wanna do this with number one, real whole foods. And number two, real food concentrates. Superfood concentrates. This is why I'm such a huge fan of Organifi. Organifi provides organic whole food-based superfood concentrates superfoods like chlorella, for example, which is incredibly rich in Chlorophyll, which a study published in the Journal Appetite found that chlorophyll can aid in weight loss and reduce the urge to eat hyper-palatable foods. But it also has remarkable micronutrients like Lutein and Zeaxanthin that helps with our cardiovascular system, with our vision and much more. These foods go above and beyond with their nutrient density. And on top of that, a double-blind placebo controlled study published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Hypertension found that Chlorella was able to normalize blood pressure of test subjects with hypertension. So when I'm saying these foods are superfoods, I'm not exaggerating. We're talking about science backed, we're talking about real. If we're talking about a multivitamin, this is where you need to turn, Whole Food concentrates. Organifi's Green Juice contains chlorella, spirulina, ashwagandha, coconut, and it comes together in this really refreshing beverage that's easy to make, easy to travel with as well. They have these great go packs and providing our families with real whole food-based complimentary nutrition. Go to organifi.com/model. You get 20% off their incredible Green Juice Blend. They also have a great Red Juice Formula Gold highlighting organic turmeric as the foundational ingredient in that formula. And so much more. Organifi is doing stuff the right way, organic, cold processing, organic whole food-based nutrition at organifi.com/model. That's organifi.com/model for 20% off storewide. This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. The human brain is the most powerful pharmacy in the universe. And I'm saying that because every single thought that we think creates correlating chemistry in our bodies and that biochemistry is designed uniquely for you. It's beyond bio identical hormones or neurotransmitters. These are designed specifically for your own receptor site. So what you're making within your own body based on your thoughts, your perception of reality, is of the utmost importance. And obviously, thoughts of stress and anxiety, and worry and fear, these are going to create cascades that make us feel a certain way. The same with more positive and affirmative feelings and thoughts of joy, of love, of connection. But all of our emotions matter. Now, the thing is, if we're talking about health and longevity, we want to make sure that we're stacking conditions to have more positive, affirmative thoughts and buffer us from the stressful thoughts that we are inevitably going to have. Now, our sleep hygiene, our movement practices, and also our nutrition are of the utmost importance in helping to modulate these things. And when it comes to managing stress, there is one particular story, tea that has been utilized for thousands of years that stands head and shoulders above the rest. A study published in Biomedical Research found that test subjects with a variety of health complaints, including anxiety and poor sleep quality, were given lion's main medicinal mushroom or a placebo for four weeks to monitor their metabolic and psychological impact. The participants who utilize lion's mane had significantly reduced levels of anxiety and irritation than those in the placebo group. The researcher stated, quote, our results show that lion's main intake has the possibility to reduce depression and anxiety unquote. Not only that, scientists at the University of Malaya discovered that compounds in lion's mane are able to significantly improve the activity of a nerve growth factor in the brain. Nerve growth factor is essential in the regulation of growth, maintenance, proliferation and survival of various brain cells. If we want to have a healthy brain and protect our brain cells, which we don't have, the regenerative activity of brain cells like we do other cells in our bodies, we've got to take care of our brain cells. This is one of the few things ever discovered that has that protective capacity for me and my family. We want to make sure that the medicinal mushrooms that we're utilizing lions mane, chaga, rishi, and the like are all done via a dual extraction to make sure that we're getting these bio active compounds in a more full fashion. So via a hot water extract and an alcohol extract, there's one company that's doing that and infusing these incredible medicinal mushrooms into things like organic coffee, organic hot cocoa, and I'm talking about the folks at Four Sigmatic. Go to foursigmatic.com//model you get 10% off store wide of all of their incredible medicinal mushroom elixirs, cocos, and their organic coffee blends as well. Today I actually had the lions main and chaga organic coffee blend. This is one of those things, of course, it puts you on ten, but it helps you to modulate and manage your energy. It's not one of those things where you get this jolt of energy and then it leaves you lagging later on. It's very steady, mild mannered behavior and also helping to really activate the cognitive function that we're looking at when we're talking about things like lion's main, medicinal mushroom. Can get 10% off store wide plus more. 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There are a variety of smart lifestyle strategies you can use to lower your stress levels, including practicing meditation and deep breathing, getting adequate sleep, and exercise. But did you know that the food you eat has the potential to both reduce stress and cause stress? Food is a critical, yet often overlooked, piece of stress management. If you’re looking for strategies to reduce your overall stress load, it’s important to understand how nutrition impacts stress, and vice versa. On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear the science of how food can reduce stress and cause stress. You’re also going to learn actionable steps you can take to ensure a healthier overall stress load with specific foods and behaviors. Learning strategies to modulate our stress responses is something we can all benefit from, so I hope this episode provides a ton of value to you. The bidirectional relationship between food and stress is a fascinating one, so click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of physician visits are caused by stress related illnesses. The connection between stress and cardiovascular events. What stress is, and how your overall stress load is compiled. The definition of gastrophysics. What role perception plays in your food preferences. The surprising findings of the sonic chip experiment. How texture can influence our food experiences and enjoyment level. Specific examples of snacks that incorporate various food textures. The connection between carbohydrates and serotonin production. How consuming fermented foods can improve your mental health. The health benefits of consuming chocolate. How eating with others can act as a defensive mechanism against stress. Why eating increases immune activity. The connection between ultra-processed foods and psychological stress. Why chewing thoroughly is critical for your health. The two main things you should include while eating to reduce your stress load. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder your copy today & claim your free bonuses! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! DrinkLMNT.com/model --Get a FREE sample pack with any order! Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by Foursigmatic. What's another science backed food that can help to support the reduction of stress? Well, this one is actually traditionally used as a beverage, but it also is used culinary ways today in different food preparations. And I'm talking about Lion's Mane medicinal mushroom. I just went to a farmer's market the other day and there was a table there that had this wide variety of different medicinal mushrooms and Lion's Mane was there as well, and some folks who were getting the Lion's Mane to use it in different dishes. But traditionally it's gonna be a decoction or hot water extraction to kind of break down and extract these compounds that I'm about to share with you because within Lion's Mane, a study published in biomedical research found that test subjects with a variety of health complaints, including anxiety and poor sleep quality, were given Lion's Mane or a placebo for four weeks. The participants who use the Lion's Mane significantly reduce levels of irritation and anxiety than those in the placebo group. Alright, so we're talking about a reduction of agitation, a reduction of stress. The researchers stated "Our results show that Lion's Mane intake has the possibility to reduce depression and anxiety." That's special, man, that is really special. And as mentioned, you wanna make sure that this is a dual extraction to really get all the compounds from the mushrooms. This is why I'm such a huge fan of Four Sigmatic. I have Lion's Mane almost every day. So whether it's in the Lion's Mane Organic Coffee along with Chaga medicinal mushroom, or it's the Lion's Mane Elixir itself, this is one of those staples in my household for sure. Huge fan of Lion's Mane, and you could check them out. Go to foursigmatic.com/model, that's foursigmatic.com/model. You get 10% off storewide. Four Sigmatic really is the best. They've been such a huge supporter. We're a big supporter also of the movement with Eat Smarter and Eat Smarter Family Cookbook as well and just providing great gifts and things for giveaways and support just to really help with this movement with family wellness. So definitely appreciate Four Sigmatic. Go to foursigmatic.com/model for 10% off. This episode is brought to you by Organifi. For this one, we're gonna look at a spice. This one is turmeric. Turmeric has been found to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce blood fats, and directly act upon fat cells. Plus research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology points to turmeric's potential in reducing the severity of both anxiety and depression. Yes, we can add some turmeric to different recipes. However, to get a truly therapeutic amount of it, I'm a huge fan of making a turmeric latte. And for that, my favorite turmeric latte is from Organifi Gold. Organifi Gold not only has an incredible source of organic turmeric, but also combines magnesium, Rishi, and other incredible ingredients that really help to reduce stress in the human body. They made that product so intentionally utilizing the highest quality ingredients and just making it easy to enjoy the process of getting well and getting these powerful nutrients into our bodies. For the Organifi Gold, go to organifi.com/model. That's organifi.com/model. You get 20% off storewide, so they're gold formula, they're Organifi green juice, which I mentioned spirulina a little bit earlier. It's one of the highlighted ingredients in the Organifi green juice. But in this particular instance, if we're talking about reducing stress, Organifi Gold is my favorite. This episode is brought to you by LMNT. Part of the response of the human body where we're not satiated and we're wanting to eat more and more and more is that we're not getting in the nutrients that our bodies are screaming for. Now with that lack of nutrients, by the way, this is where it's about being intentional when we're making our food choices to make sure that we're eating nutrient rich foods as much as possible. And to compliment with that in particular, there's a certain category of nutrients that are really important in helping to modulate stress. And this is where electrolytes can be valuable for everybody, especially those who are not getting copious amounts of these stress modulating electrolytes in their diet. A plethora of studies have proven the benefits of electrolytes on mental health and stress management. For example, a study cited in the journal of physiological reports titled Sodium and Potassium Excretion Predict Increased Depression in Urban Adolescents uncovered the overlooked role of electrolytes and mental health, in particular low potassium. And the sodium intake that's largely coming from ultra-processed foods is creating more mental health issues in our citizens. And of course, by the way, don't forget about magnesium when we're talking about this interplay with electrolytes. Magnesium has too many studies on reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and releasing abnormal amounts of stress, helping us to metabolize stress. Then we can even mention, there are mountains of studies on the benefits of magnesium and so keep that in mind. This is why I'm a huge fan of course, of getting in our electrolytes in our food, but also supplementing with high quality electrolytes. I'm not talking about Gatorade, I'm not talking about Powerade, I'm not talking about any of that garbage. I'm talking about high quality electrolytes with science-backed data points that is not containing unnecessary sugars and food dyes for me and my family. This is something that I travel with this as well. It was really helpful. These are those small things you pick up traveling coast to coast to New York City, really helping me to adjust. I'm always traveling with my element electrolytes. Go to drinklmnt.com/model. That's drinklmnt.com/model and they're going to send you a free electrolyte sample pack with every purchase. 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Cooking meals together in the kitchen with your kids and family creates long-lasting memories. Sometimes starting small with making your own meals alongside others can help others build strong eating habits. Cynthia was inspired after seeing a study that the future generation may not live past their parents and it all leads to how we eat. Cynthia Garcia is the founder of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition and Modern Life Coach School. She has been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, and the TODAY show. She shares her knowledge of the best techniques, tips, and methods of transforming the way you eat and your overall health habits through the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. In this interview, she speaks with Shawn on how to grow good eating habits with your children so they may live a long healthy life. It’s all based on the culture in your home or based on the culture you are exposed to around you. Cynthia Garcia shares her 3 pillars of transformational nutrition and how to change the culture in your home to stronger, healthier relationships in your home, family, and friends. In this episode you’ll discover: Why nutrition is not just about what you eat The 3 pillars of transformational nutrition How creating rituals can make family meals fun How to get kids involved in cooking How to make transformational change in your family’s health How changing your mindset can change how you eat How surrounding yourself with other people can help you learn How to grow by immersing yourself in new cultures How the stories we tell ourselves create our environment Simple ways to put transformation into practice Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 20% on raw honey & other natural remedies! EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Order your cookbook today and get access to the Family Fitness & Fitness Summit! Transformationalnutrition.com/model -- In support of the launch of the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook, we partnered up with the Institution of Transformational Nutrition to offer a LIMITED number of scholarships to become a Health Coach Today!! Apply Today at Transformationalnutrition.com/model for the scholarship and access their Free course and guide on being a Health Coach Today! Connect with Cynthia Garcia -- Website / Instagram / YouTube Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
“Negative perception of aging was the strongest correlation to accelerated biological aging” ~ Mike Mutzel A new 40-year study gives new life to— “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.” Believing that is true, having a positive outlook on aging, has been proven to slow the biological aging process. Small changes are the starting point for longevity and those changes begin inside our minds. My guest and I break down the details and give you a ton of actionable steps to take toward longevity. Mike Mutzel, aka Metabolic Mike, is a four-time guest who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University. Also has a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, is an Institute for Functional Medicine graduate, and he’s a legend in the health and fitness arena. Mike is also a successful author, and founder of MYOXCIENCE Nutrition. Listen as Mike and I dig into the ongoing Dunedin Study that has spanned 40 years. Learn how you can use the findings to slow the aging process without sweeping lifestyle changes. Simply making up your mind that you have control over your biological age has been proven to get the ball rolling on longevity. Get ready to take notes because this episode is full of science-backed steps anyone can take to fight off Father Time and avoid total dependence on pharma-fixes, while feeling better mentally and physically. In this episode you’ll discover: A 40-year study highlighting factors affecting how we age How mind over matter is true with aging A commercially available test to view your biological age The army of unhealthy factors afflicting us daily and ways to combat them Why you should train for balance and proprioception Grandkids’ effect on aging Easy effective cognition exercises What a study on grip strength tells us about biological aging Surprising facts on cholesterol’s link to reaching 100 years old Impactful tips on clearing your body of environmental toxins Alarming facts about pesticides that make farmers markets more appealing In-depth breakdown of weight loss drugs like Ozempic Mindful eating and other gut health insights Ways to lose weight naturally without $300/month prescriptions A key side-effect of unnaturally curbed appetite Thyroid and pancreatic concerns with Ozempic How grace toward yourself and micro changes can lead to improved health Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model — Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! HVMN.com/model — Save 30% on your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ! PaleoValley.com/model — Use code MODEL for 15% off! EatSmarterCookbook.com — Order the cookbook today & claim your bonuses! Dunedin Study — main findings The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer Trudiagnostic.com — Discover your biological age Faithful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret High Intensity Health — Mike Mutzel’s YouTube Channel Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by Onnit. I wanted to share something with you that's the result of a couple of studies looking at how a certain fat can actually help to burn fat. A randomized double-blind study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders placed participants on a reduced calorie diet that included either supplemental MCTs, medium chain triglycerides, or supplemental long-chain triglycerides, or LCTs. After the data was compiled, it was revealed that the group who included MCT oil lost more weight, eliminated more body fat, and experienced higher levels of satiety. Again, same calorie-restricted diet, but adding in the MCTs led to more fat loss. Another study, this was cited in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders as well as a separate study. And this revealed that MCTs are able to boost oxidation of stored fat while increasing our satiety at the same time, so burning fat while we're still feeling satisfied. Now here's why this matters. The study also noted that MCTs enabled study participants to retain more of their muscle mass during the weight loss process. So this was supportive of not just weight loss but actual fat loss and retention of our lean tissue. There's something special about MCT oil, but as with everything today, the sourcing is critically important. This is pretty much a daily thing for me, having some MCT oil included somewhere in my nutrition protocol, whether it's blended into a tea or coffee or a smoothie or a salad dressing, there are so many different ways to utilize MCTs, but where you get it from truly does matter. We have to make sure that we're getting our MCT oil from companies that have integrity, that have high-quality sourcing, and also avoiding a lot of toxicants that come along with a lot of supplements today. For my MCT oil, I'm getting it from Onnit. Onnit is a premier human-performance company. And when you go to onnit.com/model, you get 10% off their incredible MCT oil. That's onnit.com/model, you get 10% off their MCT oil and all of their health and human-performance supplements and foods. All right? Huge fan of Onnit, it's a staple in my superfood cabinet. Head over there, check them out, onnit.com/model for 10% off. This episode is brought to you by HVMN. I wanna share something with you that has been fueling my workouts recently. Numerous studies, including a study published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, AKA, the FASEB Journal, have found that exogenous ketones can be up to 28% more efficient in generating energy than glucose alone, and because of this, something that... Listen, there are so many different supplements that are out there on the market, very few things do you experience a change the first day. Now, this isn't true for everybody, but for me, this was the case, I was shocked. I actually took time stepping away from everything else that I was doing as far as supplementation around training, gave myself a break, and then did this with a lot of focus and intention to see, Hey, what are the kind of results that I could see by utilizing Ketone-IQ? And I was really just blown away. My stamina was significantly increased, but more so, my recovery afterwards, it was really impressive. I just felt like I could do so much more than I normally do. And I'm somebody who really prides myself on being a high performer and being able to really challenge my limits and do exceptional things. And so to do what I was typically doing and then have energy left in the tank, I was just like, "Wow, this is something special, I need to tell more people about this." So right now, you can head over to hvmn.com/model, and they're going to give you 30% off of your first subscription order, it'll be taken off automatically at checkout. And I'm telling you, this is the real deal. Go to hvmn.com/model, check out Ketone-IQ today. This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. I've got some very bad news for you about vitamin C supplements. Most people have no idea that typical vitamin C supplements are made from corn syrup or corn starch derived from GMO crops. The synthetic ascorbic acid found in most vitamin C supplements is structurally similar to naturally-derived whole-food sources of vitamin C, but they are not the same thing. Whole food and whole-food concentrates of vitamin C have hundreds of other bioactive cofactors that make vitamin C work miraculously in our bodies, while synthetic vitamin C is the very definition of a one-trick pony. In fact, by being devoid of essential cofactors, synthetic vitamin C supplements can be outright harmful to your health. For instance, a 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine found that participants taking synthetic vitamin C supplements had twice the risk of developing kidney stones. Another study, the researchers at USC found that a daily dose of synthetic vitamin C thickened the walls of participants' arteries two and a half times faster than those not taking the synthetic supplement. This is absolutely insane because, number one, it's one of the most popular standalone supplements in the world and commonly found in most multivitamins. Number two, whole-food based, whole-food concentrates of real vitamin C are remarkably effective in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, even in people engaged in high-risk behaviors like smoking. A randomized placebo-controlled study published in the Journal of Cardiology had 20 smokers consume a whole-food concentrated vitamin C in the form of camu camu berry over the course of a one-week study. And it led to significantly lowered oxidative stress and lowered inflammatory biomarkers. What's more? There were no changes in these markers in the placebo group who received an ordinary synthetic vitamin C supplement. Because of the damage humans have done to the soil microbiome, levels of vitamin C are notably lower in typical foods. That's why I have been utilizing a whole-food vitamin C concentrate blend of camu camu berry, acerola cherry, and amla berry for years, and I'm on a mission to spread awareness about this and get people off synthetic vitamin C supplements. The essential C complex from Paleovalley is all organic, no synthetic ingredients and no fillers, plus it has a 60-day 100% moneyback guarantee, so if you aren't absolutely thrilled with it, you'll receive a full refund, no questions asked. Go to paleovalley.com/model right now and you'll automatically receive 15% off of your order at checkout. 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Building and maintaining muscle mass is one of the most important (yet underappreciated) components of overall health and longevity. Having sufficient muscle mass plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, resiliency and recovery, and so much more. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is back to discuss the amazing benefits of having adequate muscle mass on your frame. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a board-certified family medicine and fellowship-trained physician in nutritional sciences and geriatrics. She is also the author of the new book, Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well. Dr. Lyon is a subject-matter expert and educator in the practical application of protein types and levels for health, performance, aging, and disease prevention. In this interview, Dr. Lyon is sharing the science behind how building muscle influences our health outcomes. You’re going to learn how skeletal muscle impacts everything from your metabolism to your immune system and your longevity. We’re also having powerful conversations about teaching your children to take care of their bodies, simple ways to optimize muscle mass, and the empowering truth about earning muscle. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is passionate about sharing the value of building muscle for long-term health, and I hope this interview inspires you to reap the benefits of earning muscle! In this episode you’ll discover: How loss of muscle mass impacts morbidity and mortality rates. Why obesity is a side effect of unhealthy skeletal muscle. The connection between muscle mass, the immune system, and hormones. What myokines are, and the role they play in immune health. How your muscles function as a metabolic sink. The main site for glucose disposal in the body. What happens when muscle is infiltrated with fat. The definition of obesogenic sarcopenia. How muscle protein synthesis can be blunted. Why skeletal muscle is a nutrient sensing hormone. How sleep deprivation can impact your ability to increase muscle mass. What it means to live a muscle-centric life. The minimum amount of resistance training you should incorporate into your routine. How your muscle mass impacts your quality of life as you age. The connection between testosterone levels and muscle. How children can reap the benefits of resistance training. Two simple ways to optimize muscle mass. How much protein your body needs. The history of dietary guidelines in the US. Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order! EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Order your copy today! Forever Strong by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon 4 Overlooked Exercises That Will Make You Fitter – Episode 714 Connect with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Website / Podcast / Newsletter / Instagram / YouTube Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thank You to our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by Onnit. Obviously real food sources, dense protein sources of real food are critical, but sometimes we're not getting in the adequate amount of protein that our bodies need to get the results that we want. And so a lot of folks look to protein supplements, and there are a ton of protein supplements available on the market today, from plant source to animal source. But the vast majority of clinical evidence supporting the benefits of using a protein supplement are from studies done on whey protein. A randomized double-blind study published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that overweight test subjects who are instructed to consume whey protein daily for 23 weeks, lost more body fat, had greater loss in waist circumference and had a greater reduction of circulating ghrelin levels. That is our major hunger hormone, compared to test subjects who were taking soy protein or an isogenic carbohydrate drink. What's really interesting about this study is that the test subjects were not instructed to make any other dietary or lifestyle changes, they just started losing more belly fat by adding in whey protein. That's really something remarkable to pay attention to, and by the way whey protein is not a new invention, Socrates the father of modern medicine utilized whey protein, it was called serum, in their particular dialect, of course, but effectively that's what the translation is. So this has been around for a very long time and it's the most science-backed form of protein, so whatever protein you subscribe to, just make sure you get the best quality possible. And you're gonna find the best quality possible whether it's grass-fed whey protein or a plant-based protein from Onnit, go to onnit.com/model, that's onnit.com/model. And you will find the highest quality protein supplements in the world. Onnit is a health and human performance focused company that even puts their supplements through clinical trials, through randomized controlled trials to see their efficacy. So they're going above and beyond, go to onnit.com/model, check out their grass-fed whey protein, it's amazing and of course, if you're subscribed to a plant-based protocol their plant-based protein is just the best, it just is. My oldest son actually he utilizes it, it's his favorite protein when he's doing a plant-based protocol, some people just their body jives better with certain things and we have to honor that. But we wanna have delicious experiences and we wanna have things that taste good and also feel good in our bodies. So Onnit is that deal check them out, go to onnit.com/model This episode is brought to you by LMNT. Neuroplasticity, the ability of the human brain to grow and adapt and evolve and really to unlock our superhuman capacity is driven by our experiences, our practices, our activities, but also our nutrition. Fascinating new research published in the journal Neuron found that magnesium, this key electrolyte is able to restore critical brain plasticity and improve overall cognitive function. Again, neuroplasticity is the ability of our brain to change and adapt. Now, this is one key electrolyte, but it works in tandem with other electrolytes like sodium. Sodium is critical for maintaining proper hydration of the human brain. If you didn't know this, the human brain is primarily made of water. We're talking somewhere in the ballpark of 75, upwards of 80% water. It's so important because just a small decrease in our body's optimal hydration level, what's noted in the data, just a 2% decrease in our baseline hydration level can lead to dramatic cognitive decline, helping to sustain and maintain proper hydration levels in the brain. Sodium is critical in that. And also researchers at McGill University found that sodium functions as a "off on switch" for specific neurotransmitters that support our cognitive function and protect our brains from numerous degenerative diseases. Right now, the number one electrolyte company in the world is delivering a gift for new and returning customers with each purchase of LMNT. That's LMNT, the number one electrolyte in the market. 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Having strong, healthy relationships can positively impact your health in a myriad of ways. And since the beginning of human existence, we have connected with each other over the experience of food. Food has the power to cultivate strong bonds, encourage unity over shared interests and values, and bring families and communities together. On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn about how relationships impact your health and longevity. You’ll hear the data behind the numerous benefits of a shared family meal and how to implement this practice into your routine. You’ll also learn five practical strategies for creating intentional connections around food. Our relationships are at the foundation of our health and well-being, and creating connections around food can create a ripple effect of benefits. Click play to hear the fascinating science behind the #1 controller of your health and fitness! In this episode you’ll discover: The #1 element that impacts human health and longevity. How humans have evolved sharing meals. Why food is the cornerstone of many relationships. How we evolved to connect over food. The science on what happens when families eat together. How eating meals with other can prevent chronic diseases. The minimum effective dose to reap the health benefits of a shared family meal. How a family meal can impact rates of stress and tension. The relationship between oxytocin and cortisol. What percentage of families eat together on a regular basis. How your culture influences your cravings. What percentage of the average American’s diet is ultra-processed foods. The importance of scheduling family meals. How to get your children excited about implementing more family meals. Why a pre-meal ritual can encourage more connection. How to practice more presence during family meals. Why a post-meal experience can trigger a dopamine release in the brain. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Order your copy today! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! The #1 Controller of Human Health with Dr. Robert Waldinger – Episode 651 Legado Family Card Deck Conversation Cards for Kids and Teens Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. So even getting together with your friends or a friend of yours for lunch or for a cup of coffee, all of these things count. All right? All of these things count, and you can even invite them over for some really good coffee. All right? And you already know we're about, we're about organic and medicinal mushroom infused, like Chaga, one of the most remarkable sources of antioxidants ever discovered, noted in purview data to be very effective at reducing the impact of cancer. We also see Chaga being one of the natural elements that helps to produce or induce more production of something called Superoxide dismutase, a really powerful master antioxidant in the human body that is part of the reason why it's so effective at targeting cancer cells. So Chaga, Lion's Mane noted in multiple studies to help to reduce anxiety and even to stimulate the production of new brain cells. And this is from researchers at the University of Malaya, and they're studying it for its neuroprotective benefits. And so, am I just randomly picking two powerful medicinal mushrooms and organic coffee together? No, that's what I had today. That's what I had today from the incredible folks at Four Sigmatic. All right, go to foursigmatic.com/model, and you get 10% off their incredible think blend. That's their think blend, because it's targeting cognitive function. All right? So you can get the ground coffee, make it yourself. I'm into that life now. The drip life, I'm into it. Or they have instant coffee as well. And that's what I actually, I bring that along when I travel. And you know, again, this is something that I love making coffee. Don't tell my wife this, but I love making coffee for her in the morning. It's just part of what we do. I don't like sometimes when she rushes me, all right, because sometimes she's like, just get my coffee and then we could talk, all right? Sometimes she do hit me with that, but I love it. I love doing that for her. And this is something you would love as well. Definitely check them out. Four Sigmatic is truly an elite of their own when it comes to coffee. That's foursigmatic.com/model for 10% off all their incredible coffees. They've got some remarkable, if you're not into coffee, there are teas, there're incredible elixirs that are, you know, you can get lion's mane you can get Reishi, you can get Cordyceps, all dual extracted. So you actually get all of these vital nutrients that we've been talking about. Foursigmatic.com/model.
Food has an incredible ability to nourish our bodies, act as an important foundation of our traditions, and bond us with others. And depending on what your personal wellness goals are, food can be a powerful tool to help you improve your health. If you want to lose fat, there are some specific foods that can support your metabolism and make fat loss easier. On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re going to dive into 10 foods that promote a healthy metabolism, optimize satiety hormones, reduce inflammation, and ultimately aid in fat loss. You’re going to hear the science behind each food, as featured in my new book, Eat Smarter Family Cookbook. You’ll also going to learn how each of these foods is utilized in the cookbook, and which recipes you can use to add these powerhouse foods into your diet. My mission with the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook and this episode is to help transform family culture and help make healthy eating more automatic. I hope this episode can give you the awareness, knowledge, and empowerment you need to upgrade your food choices and improve the health of your family. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: How eating avocados can lead to a reduction in abdominal fat. Why dietary fat gets a bad rap. The link between consuming almonds and insulin sensitivity rates. How eating white fish can help optimize hormones. The metabolic benefits of lean fish. How cherries can help reduce inflammation. What anthocyanin is. The numerous health benefits of turmeric. How consuming eggs can improve your metabolism. Why eating a protein rich breakfast is optimal. The anti-obesity effects of consuming sea vegetables. Why kimchi can help reduce fasting blood sugar levels. The history of cultured foods. How (and why!) to incorporate more sweet potatoes into your diet. The connection between olive oil, satiety hormones, and fat loss. My mission with the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Order your copy today! PaleoValley.com/model -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our sponsors! This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. A couple of the recipes that include turmeric in the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook, a couple of my favorites are the turmeric sheet-pan chicken with sweet potatoes and chickpeas. All right. Beautiful dish. And also, the sauteed curried cabbage, the slow cooker chicken curry. If you're in a hurry, slow down and have some chicken curry. All right. So wholesome. So delicious. One of the staples in my family's kitchen. We love the slow cooker chicken curry, and I know you will as well. So lots of cool ways that we can integrate and add in some turmeric. But also, sometimes the concentration makes all the difference. So if you're really wanting to target some of these metabolic benefits, and in particular helping to reduce inflammation, this is a place where you might want to supplement as well. And I'm a big fan of the Turmeric Complex, the Organic Turmeric Complex that has all these other incredible bio-potentiators, so your cells can use it better, that is carried by the incredible folks at Paleo Valley. Paleo Valley goes above and beyond. They've been a huge supporter of the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook as well, and doing some incredible giveaways for folks, and just incredible people. Truly do appreciate them. Check out their Turmeric Complex. And by the way, you get 15% off when you go to paleovalley.com/model. That's paleovalley.com/model. You get 15% off storewide. Highly recommend checking out their Turmeric Complex. This is one of the things, at least on a weekly basis, I'm utilizing the Turmeric Complex. So, big fan of that. Check them out, paleovalley.com/model.
What are the key components of a healthy family? Today we’re going to zoom out beyond diet and exercise to examine the cultural and environmental factors that play a role in influencing our habits. When we can create a healthy, connected, and upgraded environment, habits like eating well become automatic. On today’s show, you’re going to hear my interview with Chalene Johnson on The Chalene Show. We’re going to explore the fascinating intersection between family, connection, and health outcomes. You’ll learn about the transformative power of a shared family meal and how your environment influences your habits. This episode also contains conversations on the cultural context of cravings, how to approach shifting the habits of a picky eater, the science and marketing of processed food, and so much more. We all have the power to affect change, and that authority begins in our own homes. This episode will give you the tools and science you need to begin transforming your own family culture. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of Americans have been diagnosed with a chronic illness. How poor health has been normalized in our culture. The key ingredients that are necessary to create a healthy family. Why connection is an important piece of family culture. The number one factor that influences your longevity. My experience growing up in two separate family cultures. The role that environment plays in behavior changes. What culture is, and how to influence your microculture. The connection between eating behaviors and health outcomes. What it means to be a benevolent leader in your family. Strategies for handling a picky eater. Why cravings are cultural. The definition of ultra-processed food. What percentage of the average American child’s diet is ultra-processed food. How offering choices can help shift behaviors in your children. The relationship between obesity rates and family meals. How to find creative ways to eat with your family during busy times. What you can expect inside the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder your copy today & claim your free bonuses! HVMN.com/model -- Save 30% on your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! The Chalene Show Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Thanks to our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by HVMN. One of the major reasons that people give for not being able to cook home-cooked meals on a consistent basis is not having the energy to do it. Energy can be one of our greatest assets, and it can also be one of our greatest deficiencies. Obviously our lifestyle factors play a huge role in the availability that we have to access energy. But there are a few recent discoveries that are adding to the energy equation. Like a few things ever have numerous studies, including a study published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, or the FASEB Journal, found that exogenous ketones can be up to 28% more efficient in generating energy than glucose alone. This is about cognitive function, if this is about energy, you've got to utilize these ketones. But not just any run of the mill ketone esters that had its time in the sun, but something far better has been brought to the world by HVMN. Go to hvmn.com/model and you're going to get 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ. Ketone-IQ is now clinically proven to improve our cognitive performance and also bolster our energy for sports performance. In fact, studies have found up to 15% increased mean power output after recovery by utilizing ketones. And the bioavailability of Ketone-IQ is in a league of its own. Check out Ketone-IQ today. Go to hvmn.com/model for 30% off your first subscription order. This episode is brought to you by Organifi. All of my family, my kids in particular, I make sure that they're getting in a concentration of whole food-based micronutrients several times a week at minimum, most of the time every day. And for me, especially for my kids, and in particular with my youngest, I love the formulation of red juice and these kind of red, blended red and blue hued super foods and the Organifi red juice, because he loves the way that it tastes and it's just packed with real food nutrition. So in particular, we've got açaí that's in there. In the Journal of agriculture and food chemistry found that açaí actually... Not just theoretically, it actually raises participants' anti-oxidant levels demonstrating how effectively it's absorbed by our gut. By the human digestive system, we actually do absorb the anti-oxidants, it's not theoretical. There's a resonance here, and açaí actually has an ORAC value of 103,000, this means that it's about 10 times the antioxidants of most fruits that you're gonna see in your produce aisle, so it's again, getting our kids' growing bodies the anti-oxidants in their concentrated source, but it's kid-tested. Parent-approved tasty, another ingredient in that red juice blend is actually blueberry. And researchers at the University of Michigan published data finding that blueberry intake can potentially affect genes related to fat-burning, again, stacking conditions for healthy metabolism. 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Every day, we’re exposed to thousands of chemicals in our environment. Everything from the air we breathe, cleaning products, and even furniture can contain dangerous toxins that over time, can pose a risk to your health. The good news is, the more you understand about the realities of toxins, the more empowered choices you can make for yourself and your family. That’s why I’m excited to share this interview with Dr. Yvonne Burkart. Dr. Burkart is a board-certified toxicologist and a chemical and ingredient safety expert. Her mission is to arm folks with the knowledge they need to make more informed choices, reduce their toxic burdens, and thrive. On this interview, you’re going to hear a deep dive into the world of toxins. We’ll discuss the prevalence of plastics in our society and their effects on human health. You’re going to learn about how to improve your air quality, enhance your body’s natural detoxification pathways, and how to source personal care products like shampoo, lip balm, lotion, and more. Reducing your exposure to harmful chemicals is an attainable way to improve your health, and I know Dr. Burkart’s expertise is going to help you expand your knowledge base in this area. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: How Dr. Burkart became interested in the field of toxicology. What toxicology actually is. The origins of plastics, and the implications of their overuse. How plastic food packaging can disrupt your hormones. The major problem with BPA free plastics. How exposure to toxic chemicals is impacting fertility rates and cancer rates. Why plastic can create an inflammatory response in the body. What lab created flavors are, and how they can hijack your tastebuds. Why indoor air quality can be 3-5 times worse than outdoor air. What you need to know about fragrances in products. Simple ways to improve your air quality. The top two ways your body is exposed to chemicals. Factors to consider about burning candles. What glutathione is, and its role in the body. How to naturally balance your body’s glutathione levels. The importance of sweating to detoxify your body. How to reduce your toxic load through changing your personal care products. The best materials to include in your bedding. What to consider when pricing lower toxin products. The first place you should begin replacing products. Why we need to demand transparency and testing from companies. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder your copy today & claim your free bonuses! PiqueLife.com/model -- Get 15% off any subscription + free shipping! Ettitude.com/model -- Use the coupon code model15 for 15% off organic bedding! Captain Planet with Don Cheadle LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout The Swell Score - Use the coupon code DRYVONNE for 10% off non-sale items! Connect with Dr. Yvonne Burkart Website / Instagram / YouTube Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud
Symptoms like weight gain, brain fog, and low energy have long been associated with the so-called inevitable decline of aging. The truth is, we don’t have to accept the physical challenges that are commonly associated with aging. With the correct strategies in place, we can achieve or maintain vitality for decades to come. Today’s guest, Dr. Florence Comite, is a clinician-scientist and true innovator in the field of precision medicine. Dr. Comite is the founder of the Center for Precision Medicine & Health in New York City, and the author of Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life. Her work is dedicated to helping folks reverse diseases of aging to achieve optimal health, longevity, and vitality. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Comite is sharing her expertise on anti-aging medicine, including the top five biomarkers that can predict your health outcomes and what your sex drive can tell you about your overall health. You’re going to learn the difference between chronological age and biological age, the role that sleep plays in hormonal function, and whole lot more. So listen in, and enjoy this episode on sexual health and longevity with Dr. Florence Comite! In this episode you’ll discover: The connection between your sex drive and your overall health. How the mind affects sex drive. The first sign of declining testosterone rates as you age. A distinction between biological age and chronological age. Why epigenetics is an important factor in aging outcomes. How chronic illnesses can take decades to manifest. The top 5 biomarkers that can indicate how well you’re aging. Why muscle is a powerful anti-aging tool. What free testosterone is. How to protect yourself from osteoporosis. What peptides are, and their role in optimizing your hormones. The pros and cons of hormonal birth control. Two tests you should ask your doctor to order. The connection between sleep and testosterone. Why overusing testosterone can be dangerous. Strategies and habits for promoting better sleep. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder the cookbook today & claim your bonuses! Levels.link/model -- Join today and get 2 free months with a one-year membership! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 20% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Keep it Up by Dr. Florence Comite All of Us Research Program Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein Comite Center for Precision Medicine & Health Groq Health Connect with Dr. Florence Comite Website / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud
Anxiety is a natural human mechanism designed to protect us from harm. Experiencing anxiety can help optimize your reactions in dangerous situations, but today more than ever, folks are experiencing excessive anxiety in response to everyday responsibilities and activities. Millions of American suffer from anxiety, and its prevalence continues to rise. What can we do to turn down the dial on anxiety and allow our bodies to have a more balanced reaction to everyday occurrences? That’s exactly what you’re going to learn on today’s show. Our guest, Dr. Ellen Vora, is a board-certified psychiatrist and the author of the best-selling book, The Anatomy of Anxiety. Her approach to mental health is holistic and based in functional medicine. On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn what anxiety actually is, some of its root causes, plus effective, applicable tips you can use to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is one of the leading mental health issues plaguing our society today, and I know this conversation can help facilitate a better understanding and promote healing. I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Ellen Vora! In this episode you’ll discover: What percentage of Americans suffer from anxiety on an annual basis. The truth about rising rates of anxiety. Why we need to approach mental health from a holistic standpoint. How physical imbalances contribute to mental imbalances. Why mental health conditions are misunderstood. What a false mood is. How blood sugar impacts mental health. Why sensitivity is a superpower. How to use anxiety as a compass. The bidirectional relationship between mental health and sleep. How fine-tuning your circadian rhythm can impact your mental health. The link between happiness and relationships. How having a sense of meaning or purpose can affect your mental health. What it means to understand your body’s language. Why shaking and crying are natural releases for your body. How identifying root causes of anxiety can help eliminate unnecessary suffering. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder your copy today & claim your free bonuses! PaleoValley.com/model -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! HVMN.com/model -- Save 30% on your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! The Anatomy of Anxiety by Dr. Ellen Vora The Mood Cure by Dr. Julia Ross Nonviolent Communication by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg Cry Together by the O’Jays Connect with Dr. Ellen Vora Website / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud This episode was brought to you by PaleoValley, HVMN, and Organifi.
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius What does it take to go from good to great? We often think about achieving more as a long, incremental process. But what if you could grow exponentially and achieve more by doing less? On today’s show, you’re going to learn about how to achieve 10x growth. Our guest today is Dr. Benjamin Hardy. He is an organizational psychologist, keynote speaker and best-selling author who focuses on the psychology of exponential growth and transformation, future self science, and entrepreneurship. He co-authored the book, 10x Is Easier Than 2x, with Dan Sullivan. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Hardy is sharing high-level principles from his new book, including how to reframe your identity, the power of setting big goals, and how to focus on creating results in your specific priorities. This interview is full of powerful insights on achievement, confidence, and creating the life that you want. So tune in and enjoy this conversation with the one and only, Dr. Benjamin Hardy! In this episode you’ll discover: The two main components that make up your identity. Why 10x is easier than 2x. The truth about goal setting research and psychology research. Two things you need to determine when setting a goal. How setting impossible goals can help you seek new solutions. An exercise you can use to reframe your identity. What psychological flexibility is and how to develop it. How operating as your future self can help you gain clarity. Five questions you can ask yourself to solidify your goals and identity. The importance of having clear and concise priorities. How reframing your past can help you transform your identity. The reason you should practice gratitude at the end of the day. How to build confidence. A huge misconception about developing your personality. Why 10x is simpler than 2x. How to utilize relationships in order to achieve your goals. A specific example of what it means to create a filter. What you can learn from obstacles. Items mentioned in this episode include: EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder your copy today & claim your free bonuses! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order! Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan & Dr. Benjamin Hardy Who Not How by Dan Sullivan & Dr. Benjamin Hardy The 80/20 Individual by Richard Koch Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch Good to Great by Jim Collins Connect with Dr. Benjamin Hardy Website / Instagram / YouTube Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud