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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
    • 5.0 • 7 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 Shocking Connection Between Social Media, Obesity, & Depression

    The Shocking Connection Between Social Media, Obesity, & Depression

    Social media provides an avenue for us to connect with loved ones from afar and gives us access to a wide array of resources and information. But did you know that the average person spends three to five hours per day switching between the apps on their phone? While technology can be a wonderful and expansive tool, it’s important that we set boundaries and use it in a way that helps us, not hinders us. 
    On today’s show, you’re going to discover how social media might be impacting various aspects of your life—including mental health, sleep quality, weight, and productivity. You’ll learn how modern technology is specifically designed to keep you hooked, and how it can affect your psychology. More importantly, you’re going to learn some practical tips you can use to ensure healthy habits with your devices. 
    While social media might be a relatively new invention, it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’s in our best interests to develop and maintain healthy boundaries that allow social media to supplement our real life. My goal with this episode is to arm you with information and tactics you can use to ensure that technology is a beneficial part of your life. If you’re ready to take control of your devices and apps, this episode is for you. 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How many hours per day the average person spends on their smartphone. The statistics on time spent reading. How dopamine is connected to your social media habits. Why our inherent negativity bias makes us more sensitive to negative comments. How social media likes are designed to impact our psychology.  The impact social media can have on your sense of self-value. How comparison on social media makes us more predisposed to depression. The connection between sedentary behavior and social media usage. How our environment can make us more susceptible to addiction.  Why social media is created to break down your self-regulation skills. The importance of cultivating real-world relationships.   How your social media behaviors can impact your sleep quality. What effects our devices have on our circadian clock.  The percentage of Americans that sleep with their phones within arm’s reach. How to remove the temptation of social media while you’re working. Why you should be cognizant of which apps are sending you notifications. The power of setting a screen curfew. What it means to social distance from your phone.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Shocking Facts About The Human Gut & What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health - With Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    Shocking Facts About The Human Gut & What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health - With Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria, as well as other microorganisms that make up the gut microbiome. The health of the gut has been proven to affect immune function, skin health, cognitive ability, and more. If your gut health happens to be out of whack, it can also manifest in many ways beyond obvious digestive symptoms. An imbalanced gut can create symptoms such as cravings, poor sleep quality, and lack of concentration, to name a few. 
    If you want to learn how to optimize your gut health, this episode is for you. Today’s guest, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, is an award-winning gastroenterologist, a bestselling author, and a gut health expert. He’s back on The Model Health Show to share five major classifications of gut microbes, what we can learn about our health from our poop, and simple tips to improve your microbiome health. 
    We’re diving deep into topics like the war on bacteria, the future of personalized nutrition, food intolerances, and so much more. No matter your background, diet, or knowledge base, you can always strive to improve your gut health. And on today’s show, Dr. B is going to show you how! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics work.  The revolution that’s taking place in science right now.  How the microorganisms in our gut behave. The role our microbes have played in human evolution. Approximately how many microbes live in our gut. How antibiotics were developed and implemented. A history of the war on bacteria.  What you should know about candida.  How archaea work in the body.  Why destruction is not a sustainable approach to balancing gut health.  Which intestinal parasite is beneficial for the metabolism.  The importance of personalized nutrition. What percentage of our genetic code comes from our microbes. How to know if you’re having gut health problems. What you can learn about your health from your poop.  One of the biggest misconceptions about gut health and bowel movements. How viruses interact with our microbes.  Why challenge and adaptation are beneficial for our bodies. The link between the microbiome and the immune system. Two diet approaches for fixing food intolerances. The importance of consuming fermented foods.   Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! How Your Gut Controls Your Weight with Dr. Will Bulisiewicz – Episode 547 Our Misguided Battle Against Microbes with Dr. Will Buisiewicz – Episode 440 The Fiber Fueled Cookbook by Dr. Will Bulisiewicz Fiber Fueled by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz  ZOE Connect with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Website / Instagram / Facebook  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Antibiotics Can Damage Your Brain & The Microbiome-Covid Connection - With Dr. Robynne Chutkan

    How Antibiotics Can Damage Your Brain & The Microbiome-Covid Connection - With Dr. Robynne Chutkan

    Millions of Americans suffer from digestive problems like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation. Beyond that, even more folks struggle with conditions like autoimmune disease, food allergies, skin problems, and mood disorders—all of which can be traced back to one root cause: gut disruption. Compromised gut health is a major barrier to good health in our society, but luckily there are a few clear action steps we can take to restore the functionality of our gut. 
    Integrative gastroenterologist and microbiome expert, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, is back on The Model Health Show to share the latest research on gut health. You’re going to learn the about link between gut health and cognition, how our lifestyle choices shape our microbiome health, and in turn influence our long-term health outcomes. She’s also sharing the three commonly prescribed medications that are destroying your gut health and making you more susceptible to COVID-19. You’ll also hear about specific things you can eat to cultivate a healthy gut. 
    What I love about Dr. Chutkan is her approach to health and medicine. She is an advocate of root-cause treatment, and empowering and educating patients about their own health. If you’re striving for better health, it all starts in the gut, and Dr. Chutkan is a truly amazing expert in this field. I hope this episode empowers you to take control of your gut health and advocate for yourself. Enjoy! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    What psychogenic fecal retention is. The definition of integrative gastroenterology.  How anxiety is linked to the gut.  The link between frequent antibiotic use and cognitive decline.  What to ask your doctor before accepting a prescription for antibiotics. The importance of being an active advocate in your health care.  What polypharmacy is.  Which commonly prescribed medications are making us more susceptible to viruses.  How the ACE receptors in the intestines work.  What happens when you take a proton pump inhibitor.  Why stomach acid is one of the body’s most potent defense mechanisms.   What your microbiome can tell you about your health outcomes and susceptibilities. Why fiber is critical for gut health.  Examples of microbiota accessible carbs. The importance of eating seasonally, and with variety. How NSAIDs can destroy the gut lining.  The problem with overprescribing drugs in the medical community.  What the virome is, and its importance in modulating immune response.  An everyday approach to improving gut health.  The science behind how sleep deprivation increases your risk of viral infections. Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 15% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Gutbliss by Dr. Robynne Chutkan The Bloat Cure by Dr. Robynne Chutkan  Connect with Dr. Robynne Chutkan Website / Podcast / Facebook / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    How To Use Movement To Transform Your Health And Mindset - With Jaja Vankova

    How To Use Movement To Transform Your Health And Mindset - With Jaja Vankova

    Incorporating movement into your routine is one of the key tenets to cultivating a healthy lifestyle. Depending on your preferences, schedule, and capabilities, movement can look different from person to person. While one person might enjoy pumping iron in the gym, others might be better suited to hike outdoors, attend group classes, or dance. It doesn’t matter what your preferred movement type is, what matters is that you find something that works for you.  
    Today’s guest, Jaja Vankova is an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer, and movement coach who is passionate about teaching folks to incorporate movement and dance into their daily lives. She has starred in the film Step Up, performed in the champion team from America’s Best Dance Crew, and contributed her choreography and dance skills to numerous artists, such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift. Jaja is well-known in her industry for her specialty of body control. 
    On this episode of The Model Health Show, Jaja is facilitating an important conversation on the role movement plays in our lives. You’ll hear why movement is the beginning of life, how it impacts our mental and physical health, how movement is key to communication, and so much more. So listen in and enjoy this episode with Jaja Vankova! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    Why movement and dance are a universal language.  The energetic exchange that occurs while dancing.  How babies learn through movement.  The importance of taking deep, conscious breaths. How to use dancing as self-expression.  The way that music can raise vibrations.  Health benefits of fasting.  The importance of utilizing movement for internal health, and not just appearance. Why going outside can improve your energy.  What the social aspects of movement are, and why they matter. Jaja’s experiences with injuries and healing.  Specific healing modalities Jaja utilizes.  Why visualization is so powerful.  How to create a flow state.  Why Jaja’s specialty is body control.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    PiqueTea.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack—just pay shipping!  The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto Connect with Jaja Vankova Website / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Trying To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Trying To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    There’s nothing more rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep. But did you know that there’s an important distinction between sleep quantity and sleep quality? While the number of hours you sleep is an important factor, sleep quality is a critical, often-overlooked element that impacts multiple facets of your health. High-quality sleep is restorative for the body and can influence everything from metabolic function to susceptibility to chronic illnesses.  
    On today’s show, we’re going to delve into five bad habits that are destroying your sleep quality. Fortunately, improving your sleep quality is something you may be able to control with a few simple tweaks to your sleep hygiene. You’re going to discover some interesting studies on circadian rhythms, melatonin production, the body’s internal thermostat, and more. 
    More importantly, you’re going to learn about simple changes you can implement today that can make a huge difference in your sleep quality. You’re going to learn about light exposure, temperature regulation, foods to consume (& avoid), and the role that stress levels play in your overall sleep quality. So click play, take advantage of any of these habits you can improve on, and enjoy the show! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How the glymphatic system works.  The number of Americans that are sleep deprived.  Which brain waves are associated with the different sleep stages. How long the average sleep cycle is.  The role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus. How using light-emitting electronics after dark can impact your circadian clock. Tips for reducing light exposure at night.  The ideal temperature for sleeping.  How cortisol levels impact sleep quality.  Why you should think twice before exercising at night.  The connection between cortisol and melatonin.  How eating too close to bedtime impacts your cortisol levels and sleep cycles.  The importance of getting access to natural light.  How movement in the morning can reset your cortisol rhythm. What effects sugar consumption has on sleep.  How alcohol can impact sleep cycles. What the REM rebound effect is.  Why you should set a caffeine curfew. Real food sources to improve the hormones that affect sleep.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Ettitude.com/model -- Use the coupon code model15 for 15% off organic bedding!   PaleoValley.com/model  -- Use code MODEL for 15% off! The Optimal Social Clock for Humans – Episode 569 Sleep Smarter  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Use These 9 Fitness Tips To Upgrade Your Body

    Use These 9 Fitness Tips To Upgrade Your Body

    When I started The Model Health Show nine years ago, I stepped up to the microphone with a profound passion and desire to teach folks how to create a unique model for their own health and fitness. Nine years later, I’m proud to say that I’m still committed to that mission, and I’m honored by all the experts that have contributed their knowledge and expertise to help you feel more empowered in reaching your health goals. 
    On today’s show, we’re going to highlight nine of the most powerful moments from fitness experts who have been featured on The Model Health Show over the past nine years. We’re covering strategies, tools, and mindset shifts that will not only help you build your best body, but also contribute to your posture, metabolic health, and longevity. While fitness is not the only component of health, it’s an important component that we can all constantly learn about and improve on. 
    I hope these nine expert insights contribute to your health and fitness goals. Whether you’re a first-time listener or you’ve been here for almost a decade, I want to thank you for celebrating this nine-year anniversary with me. Thank you for making The Model Health Show a part of your life, and for being a part of my mission. Enjoy! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    Which exercise is the most underrated.  Why creating stability is so important in fitness.  How muscle mass impacts metabolic health. A basic template for creating an effective workout routine.  How cardiovascular exercise impacts longevity.  Why walking is a nutrient-dense movement.  The health benefits of walking, and realistic ways to incorporate it into your life. Why it’s important to be strong in a multitude of different ways. The benefits of overloading the body. Why adding muscle mass should be everyone’s goal. A guideline for knowing how much weight you should be lifting.  What the oldest form of strength training is.  How to simplify your workout routine.  What unconventional training is.  The importance of incorporating movement that prevents muscle imbalance. Benefits of using kettlebells, steel clubs, and steel maces.  Which tactic is best for improving posture.  Why taking your health seriously will help you live your best life.  What consistency means when it comes to movement.  The definition of mobility.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Paleovalley.com/9yearspecial -- Get a bottle of Essential C Complex for $4.99! Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! 6-Pack Secrets & Getting Superhero Fit with Don Saladino – Episode 499 Get Fit Faster by Optimizing Your Psychology with Luka Hocevar – Episode 533 How Culture Controls Our Movement with Katy Bowman – Episode 478 How to Improve Your Strength & Performance with Mark Bell – Episode 363 Getting Stronger with Progressive Overload with Dr. Jay Ferrugia – Episode 253 Unconventional Exercise & Creating an Alpha Brain with Aubrey Marcus – Episode 224  How Your Environment Is Shaping Your Body with Aaron Alexander – Episode 551  Redefining Fitness & Adapting to Life’s Challenges with Lita Lewis – Episode 529 Boost Performance & Upgrade Your Movement with Dr. Kelly Starrett – Episode 281 Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 36 min

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