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

The Model Health Show Shawn Stevenson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 347 Ratings

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

    The Inflammation-Obesity Connection & How To Upgrade Your Brain Health

    The Inflammation-Obesity Connection & How To Upgrade Your Brain Health

    Inflammation is a necessary part of human biology. It’s a critical function of our immune response that allows us to heal infections and overcome viruses. In fact, inflammation is one of the key components that has allowed us to evolve to this point.

    Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is one of the greatest threats to human health. Chronic inflammation is at the root of most chronic conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. On today’s show, you’re going to learn exactly what inflammation is, how it occurs in the body and its connection with obesity. 
    This episode is my interview with Lewis Howes on his podcast, The School of Greatness. You’ll hear key insights on neuroinflammation, the science on sleep and cognitive function, and the necessary components for optimal brain function. There are so many powerful insights and impactful takeaways in this interview. So listen in and enjoy this episode from The School of Greatness Podcast! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    The root of the word inflammation.  An important distinction between acute and chronic inflammation.  How getting adequate sleep can help you reach optimal body composition.  The connection between quality sleep and cognitive performance. What the glymphatic system is.  The number one driving force of the human psyche. Why change can be so uncomfortable.  How the human brain can sync up with others.  The dangers of neuroinflammation. How brain inflammation and obesity create a vicious cycle. What hypothalamic inflammation is.   How your beliefs can affect the way your body processes food. The best time to consume indulgent food.  Three things that can break down the blood-brain barrier.  What structural fats are.  The three primary fats that make up the brain.  Why DHA and EPA are critical for brain health.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    PiqueLife.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order!  Role of the vagus nerve in the development and treatment of obesity COVID-19 Associated Hospitalizations  COVID-19 Demographics  Underlying Medical Conditions Among Adults Hospitalized with COVID-19  The School of Greatness Podcast with Lewis Howes Eat Smarter  Sleep Smarter   Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    The Truth About Protein, Muscle, & Longevity - With Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

    The Truth About Protein, Muscle, & Longevity - With Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

    In the past century or so, the human life expectancy has increased dramatically thanks to improved environmental factors and advances in modern medicine. But paradoxically, our citizens are sicker than ever. Rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases are skyrocketing at an alarming rate. 
    Today’s guest, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is one of the leading experts in human nutrition and the founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine. She’s back on The Model Health Show to share about the critical role your muscles play in everything from immune function and cancer susceptibility to longevity and healthspan. Dr. Lyon is passionate about optimizing muscle for vitality and long-term health through evidence-based medicine. 
    This episode contains powerful insights on how your skeletal muscle performs as your body armor and the influence it has on your metabolism, immune function, and other necessary processes in the body. We’re digging into the science behind optimal dietary protein intake, resistance training for longevity, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode with the one and only, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon!  
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    What a geriatrician is.  The problem with the term longevity. Why skeletal muscle is integral for survivability.  How your skeletal muscle acts as body armor.  The connection between skeletal muscle and insulin resistance.  How body composition and cancer risk are linked.  Why building skeletal muscle is beneficial for the immune system.  The most under-appreciated organ responsible for metabolic control.  Why lack of skeletal muscle is the root of disease.  What interleukin 6 is.  The truth about fasted training.  Why training is so important in mid-life.  The role dietary protein plays in longevity and survivability.  What to consider when looking at nutrient recommendations.  The importance of transparency in science.   Dr. Lyon’s recommendations for resistance training frequency and intensity. What types of folks should utilize post-workout protein.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Connect with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Website / Podcast / Instagram / YouTube  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Transform Your Metabolism & Elevate Your Fitness Mindset - With Sal Di Stefano

    Transform Your Metabolism & Elevate Your Fitness Mindset - With Sal Di Stefano

    For decades, cardiovascular exercise was considered the gold standard for losing weight. But new science proves that strength training is actually the most effective exercise for fat loss and overall health. Not to mention, strength training is also a powerful tool for improving your cognitive health, metabolism, and so much more. 
    Today’s guest, Sal Di Stefano is passionate about teaching folks how to realistically incorporate resistance training into their routine. He is a long-time fitness pro, a bestselling author, and the host at Mind Pump Media. In his new book, The Resistance Training Revolution, Sal Di Stefano outlines why building muscle through resistance training is the key to overall health and longevity. 
    You’re going to hear powerful insights on why logging hours on the treadmill might be harming your progress, how your body adapts to workouts, and how to set sustainable health goals. Sal is sharing a wealth of knowledge on the benefits of strength training, plus realistic tips for building muscle in a way that works for your lifestyle. If you want to discover more about maximizing your health through resistance training, there’s no one better to learn from than Sal Di Stefano! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    Why cardio is ineffective for fat loss.  How your body adapts to cardiovascular exercise.  Why you shouldn’t consider calories burned during a workout.  How weight loss plateaus happen.  Why so many people can’t maintain their weight loss over time.  The difference between fat loss and weight loss.  How strength training can improve your cognitive function.  The relationship between muscle mass and insulin sensitivity.  How resistance training impacts hormonal health.  What proprioception is.  The truth about common strength training myths. Why focusing exclusively on appearance can be unhealthy. The reason why motivation alone won’t help you reach your goals. Important questions to ask yourself when setting health goals.  How many days per week most folks should train.  Why sustainable, behavior-based changes are the most impactful. The importance of approaching health from a place of self-love.  How to improve your relationship with food.  The best way to improve your metabolic rate. Why your workouts should be a practice. The ideal frequency for training specific muscle groups.  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! The Resistance Training Revolution by Sal Di Stefano Connect with Sal Di Stefano Website / Podcast / Twitter / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    How Culture Controls What We Eat & Secrets To Smarter Grocery Shopping - With Kevin Curry

    How Culture Controls What We Eat & Secrets To Smarter Grocery Shopping - With Kevin Curry

    Even though the United States is the wealthiest country in the world, we have a glaring problem with accessibility to healthy food. According to the USDA, over 35 percent of households with incomes below the poverty line faced food insecurity in the year 2020. Rates of food insecurity were significantly higher than the national average for single-parent homes, as well as Black and Hispanic families. 
    Additionally, a 2019 study showed that suboptimal diets were responsible for over 11 million deaths around the world. There’s clearly a huge disconnect between having the access and the knowledge to efficiently fuel our bodies. This is a complex issue and there’s not a straightforward solution. But luckily, there are a few things we can do to start moving the needle in a positive direction. 
    Our guest today, Kevin Curry, is a renowned food expert, bestselling author, fitness expert, and the mind behind Fit Men Cook. Kevin is on a mission to make healthy food more affordable, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Kevin’s going to be defining important terms like food insecurity and food desert, and we’re talking about the role education plays in improving our collective health. You’re going to learn helpful tips for managing your grocery budget, reducing food waste, how to make your food last longer, and much more! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    The link between poor diet and rates of disease. What you need to know about food shortages. The differences between food hunger, food insecurity, and food desert. Why healthy food is inaccessible in food deserts.  The connection between processed food consumption and obesity. How food companies target children in their marketing.  The importance of defining nourishment.  Why education is an important component of improving our nation’s health. Tips for keeping your grocery bill lower. How to make your produce last longer.  Why eating in restaurants and trying different foods is so valuable.  The importance of honoring culture and heritage in your diet. Kevin’s favorite foods to eat in the summer.  The power of donating to local food banks.  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    WildPastures.com/model -- Get 20% off every box plus an additional $15 off!  Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry The Fit Cook Connect with Kevin Curry Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram   Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: 
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Evolution Of The Immune System, Viruses, & Modern Science - With Dr. Zach Bush

    The Evolution Of The Immune System, Viruses, & Modern Science - With Dr. Zach Bush

    The human immune system is truly at the foundation of human health. And at a time in human history when so many folks are suffering with various diseases and illnesses, it’s critical that we understand the expansive role of the immune system. On today’s show, we’re covering the function of the immune system, how viruses work, and the connection between our microbes and our overall health. 
    Today’s guest, Dr. Zach Bush, is a physician who specializes in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. He is an educator on the microbiome and its connection to health and disease. He is also the founder of The Journey of Intrinsic Health and the nonprofit, Farmer’s Footprint. Dr. Bush is passionate about immunity and the larger picture of how our planet’s health impacts human health. 
    On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Bush is here to discuss the human microbiome, immunity, and viruses. We’re discussing topics like the role of the immune system, the scientific process, and the integration of humans in nature. Enjoy! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How much money is spent each year in the US healthcare system.  Why the human body is an ecosystem. The role that microbes play in distinguishing humans from other species.  How our understanding of the immune system has evolved over time.  The purpose of the body’s inflammatory responses. What the role of mitochondria is.  Challenges of germ theory.  The relationship between scientific studies and reductionism. Why curiosity is an important piece of science. How urine can be used in regenerative agriculture.  Why having your first child changes you so much. How Dr. Zack Bush’s career evolved over time.  What spontaneous remission means.  The number one piece of advice from patients on hospice.   Items mentioned in this episode include:
    PiqueLife.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! The Journey of Intrinsic Health Farmer’s Footprint  Connect with Dr. Zach Bush Website / Instagram / Facebook  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    How Past Experiences And Trauma Control Our Behavior And Our Health - With Tana Amen

    How Past Experiences And Trauma Control Our Behavior And Our Health - With Tana Amen

    Our experiences shape so much about us—our beliefs, the way we view ourselves and the world around us, and the way we react in our relationships. But for those of us who had a shaky start to life, luckily, we are not by default destined for a life full of pain. Healing is available, and healing from those challenges can help us live a happier and more fulfilled life.  
    Today’s guest, Tana Amen, is here to discuss how reframing our past experiences and traumas can improve our relationships and our health. Tana is a New York Times bestselling author, the vice president of Amen Clinics, and a former ICU trauma nurse. Her mission is to help people become stronger in mind, body, and spirit. In her newest book, The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child, Tana shares her journey of turning pain into purpose. 
    In this interview, you’re going to learn more about Tana’s story of overcoming trauma and critical steps you can take to heal from your past experiences. We’re going to discuss choosing growth over trauma, the importance of nutrition, and the power of setting boundaries and taking responsibility. No matter what challenges you’ve faced in your life, Tana’s empowering approach can help you heal. Enjoy! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    What you should know about sourcing high-quality olive oil.  The implications of a high adverse childhood experiences score. How generational trauma is often passed down. The far-reaching impacts of chronically high cortisol levels.  What post-traumatic growth is.  How our early experiences shape our blueprints (and how we can change them). What percentage of the average American’s diet is ultra-processed food. The problem with having a cheat day.  How to heal from trauma. What it means to take responsibility.  The importance of setting boundaries.  How the darkest period of Tana’s life became her purpose.  The impact that nutrition can have on every area of your life.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive 10% discount on your daily health elixirs! The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child by Tana Amen Amen Clinics Connect with Tana Amen Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

Charlie's M ,

DAMN Im hooked!

I have only just discovered the wonder that is Shawn Stevenson and already this podcast is my fav!
Not only is every single episode packed full of absolute gold but the delivery from Shawn is addictive.
The more I listen the more I want to hear, I don’t know how he does it but MAN he is good 😁
I have even started to implement some of what I learn, improving my own health along the way.
My favourite episode so far has to be the one with Ed Mylett I have listened to it 3 times 😍
All I can say is thanks Shawn you are the man 💪

Big G Syd ,

Should have started listening years ago!

Congratulations on nine years! Ur show has literally changed my life for the miles better (Glasgow saying!). I am a PE teacher and pass on your tips to my students and some of them have been doing the things and tell me they see benefits too!! I love every show that you make and value the amazing facts, tips and insights you provide! I’m so excited for more episodes and will keep sharing your content to my family, friends and students. You are a legend Shaun!! 💪💪💪

Authenticity21 ,

Life-changing!

I’ve been listening to Shawn for 3 years now and can honestly say this podcast has completely changed my life. Whether it’s knowledge to improve my fitness, my sleep, or my nutrition, or wisdom to elevate my career, my spirituality, or my relationships, Shawn has always been an invaluable voice of reason and an incomparable source of inspiration. Deepest gratitude to you and your team, Shawn. Thanks for all that you do!

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