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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
    • 4.8 • 6.2K 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.

    How to Sleep Smarter & Improve the Sleep Habits in Your Relationships

    How to Sleep Smarter & Improve the Sleep Habits in Your Relationships

    There are so many factors that determine our sleep quality: movement during the day, exposure to natural and ambient lighting, and even our relationships. For some folks, it might be sleepless nights with a newborn or toddler, and for others it could be a partner on different sleep schedules. But the good news is, you aren’t entirely powerless when it comes to creating routines and structure for your family.
    On today’s show, you’re going to hear my interview on the Dhru Purohit Podcast. In this interview, I’m sharing about sleep routines and preferences within my own relationship and family, and how to find balance. I’m also sharing some of the best scientifically proven sleep tips, including optimizing light exposure, temperature, and supplements.
    Dhru asked some excellent, thought-provoking questions on topics like common sleep misconceptions, little-known habits that can decrease your sleep quality, and how to actually create realistic habits that stick. I hope you get a ton of value out of this episode and can implement sleep habits that will improve your life. Enjoy!
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    What the suprachiasmatic nucleus is, and how its exposures impact sleep quality. How many Americans are regularly sleep-deprived. Tips for minimizing your blue light exposure. How to realistically set a screen curfew (& what to do instead of scrolling!) The importance of blocking out ambient light at night. What to do if you and your partner have different sleep schedules. How your body temperature can impact your sleep. The importance of getting natural light exposure in the morning. The relationship between cortisol and melatonin. What time of the day to exercise to improve sleep quality. Realistic ways to change your habits. How to create healthy sleep routines for babies and children. What effects vitamin C can have on your sleep quality. Real food sources of magnesium, and why it matters. The power of creating healthier citizens in our society. Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! PiqueLife.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! Sleep Smarter The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz Dhru Purohit Podcast Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    How to Reverse Multiple Sclerosis & Defend Your Body Against Autoimmune Diseases – with Dr. Terry Wahls

    How to Reverse Multiple Sclerosis & Defend Your Body Against Autoimmune Diseases – with Dr. Terry Wahls

    The immune system is one of the most powerful, complex systems in your body. Its critical role is to protect the body from harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system misfires, attacking the very cells it is intended to protect. The range of autoimmune diseases is vast, and they can affect different organs and systems in the body.
    Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s central nervous system. In severe cases, MS can cause debilitating symptoms such as blindness, paralysis, and neurodegeneration. Today’s guest, Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine, a clinical researcher, speaker, and bestselling author. She is also a patient with a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
    Dr. Wahls has an incredible story of alleviating MS symptoms, regaining mobility, and helping others with progressive diagnoses and autoimmune diseases. On this episode, she’s sharing her personal story plus tons of information about autoimmunity, mitochondria, nutritional changes for restoring your health, and so much more. Grateful and excited to share this conversation with Dr. Terry Wahls!
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How many Americans have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. What multiple sclerosis is. The wide variety of symptoms that can be caused by MS. How changing her diet improved Dr. Wahls’ health. The role mitochondria play in progressive diseases. Three factors that contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases. How environmental factors can increase your risk for autoimmunity. Why diet is an important factor in immune function. The one lifestyle change that radically improved Dr. Wahls’ disease progression. An important connection between the microbiome, gut health, and immunity. What mitochondrial dysfunction is. How environmental toxins and factors can lead to mitochondrial damage. Specific foods to include to prevent or alleviate autoimmune symptoms.  The three main foods that can be a trigger for autoimmune disease. How to incorporate organ meats (& their benefits!) Why loneliness & lack of connection are major disease contributors. An empowering way to think about a diagnosis. Why health is a nonstop journey. Details about Dr. Wahls’ upcoming clinical trial for MS patients. Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! PaleoValley.com/model  -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 15% off! Clinical Trial Screening – The Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in MS -- Take the survey! The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life by Dr. Terry Wahls Connect with Dr. Terry Wahls Website / Facebook / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Why Improving Mental Health Is The Key To Solving Our World’s Biggest Conflicts - With Zachary Levi

    Why Improving Mental Health Is The Key To Solving Our World’s Biggest Conflicts - With Zachary Levi

    Developing healthy habits and routines often comes down to self-love. Because when you truly care for yourself, it’s often reflected in the way you eat, move, sleep, and think. Today’s guest, Zachary Levi, is here to share his personal journey of learning to accept himself, heal from trauma, and pursue a fulfilling and meaningful life.
    Zachary Levi is a critically acclaimed actor, dancer, singer, and the author of the bestselling book, Radical Love. He is an advocate for mental health, and in Radical Love, he details his intensive life-saving therapy and the valuable lessons and insights that changed his life.
    In this interview, we’re diving deep into topics like self-love, how social media and technology impact our mental health, and how to understand and accept trauma. We’re going to talk about accountability, forgiveness, and so much more. When we build self-love and self-acceptance, we’re better able to extend that to others and I hope that’s what you’ll gain from this episode. Enjoy!
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How epigenetic controllers from your environment can dictate your outcomes. What’s at the core of poor physical health. How trauma can impact our performance. Why the concept of love is so misunderstood in our society. The impact of practicing self-love. How working on yourself can lead to better opportunities. Why ego is a survival mechanism. How simplicity and connection contribute to true happiness. The importance of being able to step outside of your thoughts. The power of vulnerability. What it means to radically understand and forgive others. The definition of radical love.  How our bipartisan political model keeps us divided. The importance of holding people, companies, and industries accountable. Pros and cons of social media on our mental health. How to stop comparing yourself & how to tap into your inner self. Zachary’s experience playing Kurt Warner in American Underdog. The power of prayer and meditation. Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive 10% discount on your daily health elixirs! DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack for the cost of shipping! Radical Love by Zachary Levi American Underdog Connect with Zachary Levi Twitter / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Top 20 Health & Performance Lessons from the Last 20 Years

    The Top 20 Health & Performance Lessons from the Last 20 Years

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
    Learning is a critical part of life, and it’s also been an indispensable theme throughout my career. The more I’ve learned, the more I’ve been able to evolve my perspective, grow as a person, and share with the world. As I celebrate two decades working in the health space, I want to reflect on the most influential lessons that I’ve learned along the way.
    On this episode, I’m excited to celebrate 20 years working in health and wellness by sharing 20 powerful, eye-opening, transformative lessons I’ve learned throughout my career. Of course, we will cover the basic principles of wellness like the power of nutrition, movement, and sleep. But we’re also going to dive into topics like the power of relationships and lifelong learning, our synchronicity with the environment, and defining what true health actually is.
    My hope is that these lessons resonate with you and align with my mission of helping you become more empowered in your ability to affect change. Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward in learning even more together moving forward. I hope you enjoy this special milestone episode of The Model Health Show!
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    Why nutrition is a critical, often overlooked component of medicine. What percentage of the average American’s diet is comprised of ultra-processed foods. Two major processes in the body that are driven by exercise. How the body’s lymphatic system works. The impacts sleep debt has on insulin sensitivity. Why a poor night’s sleep can lead to poor decision-making. The number one driving force of the human psyche. How instinctive elaboration works, and how to use it to your advantage. The power of having healthy, encouraging relationships. Why the journey to health is not a straight line. The problem with a profit-based healthcare system. How many people are killed every year by poor diet. The connection between stress and poor health. Why true health is not a destination. The importance of recognizing your biases. How your mind influences your health. What it means to be the author of your life story. The power of lifelong learning. How we are impacted by circadian rhythms. The value of tapping into your unique voice. Items mentioned in this episode include:
    LailaAli.com/model -- Get a free Holiday Cookbook when you buy all 6 Spice Blends! PaleoValley.com/model  -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 15% off! Sleep Smarter Emotional Intelligence & Altered Traits with Dr. Daniel Goleman – Episode 237 Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Daniel Goleman Get Better Skin & a Smarter Metabolism with Dr. Cate Shanahan – Episode 565 Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    How Better Health Can Boost Creativity & Reduce Anxiety - With Brett Eldredge

    How Better Health Can Boost Creativity & Reduce Anxiety - With Brett Eldredge

    There’s not one area of our life that isn’t impacted by our health and well-being. Becoming a healthier version of yourself ripples into every part of your life, including your relationships, your career, and your overall happiness. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about how increasing your physical resilience can impact your mental health and improve every aspect of your life. 
    Today’s guest is country music singer-songwriter, Brett Eldredge. Brett is here to share how focusing on his health enhances his performance, songwriting, and creativity. You’ll also hear his personal journey of coping with anxiety and panic attacks, and tools he uses to keep his mind in check. 
    This interview contains important conversations on taking control of your mind and focus, and the importance of finding your voice. You’ll learn about setting boundaries with social media, the difficulties that come with following your passion, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode with the one and only, Brett Eldredge! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    What inspired Brett to start taking his health seriously. Brett’s favorite health tools and routines.  The benefits of cold water immersion.  How creating structure can help ease anxiety. The importance of recognizing self-induced pressure. Brett’s experience setting boundaries with social media.  The value in taking control of your time.  How building physical resilience creates mental resilience. What it means to redefine success.  The meaning behind Brett’s song, “Sunday Drive.”  Why discomfort is part of following your passion. The importance of finding your unique voice.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    LailaAli.com/model - Use code MODEL for 10% off spice blends!  Onnit.com/model - Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Connect with Brett Eldredge Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram  Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: 
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Surprising Science Of “Gut Feelings” & The Truth About Colonoscopies - With Dr. Emeran Mayer

    The Surprising Science Of “Gut Feelings” & The Truth About Colonoscopies - With Dr. Emeran Mayer

    The English language provides many examples of the communication system between the brain and the gut: a pit in your stomach, butterflies in your stomach, and gut feelings are all expressions we accept as standard. But beyond expressions, there’s a very real connection between our feelings and our biology. Because our brain and our enteric nervous system have a complex communication network, an imbalance in gut bacteria can lead to emotional stress and vice versa.
    Dr. Emeran Mayer is a world-renowned gastroenterologist and neuroscientist with over 40 years of experience studying the complex and bidirectional relationship of the brain and the gut. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles, written two bestselling books, and is a leading expert on all things gut and microbiome. On today’s show, he’s sharing the fascinating science on the relationship between our gut and our feelings.
    This interview contains conversations on how the brain and gut communicate, including how the gut responds to stress. You’ll learn about the interesting way microbes respond to diet changes, and how human cells and microbial cells differ when it comes to adaptation. Dr. Mayer is sharing the latest science on gut health, as well as realistic tips you can use to improve your microbial health, extend your lifespan, and support your gut for years to come.
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    The evolution of the human gut. How the brain and gut communicate.  Why the body empties the gut in a fight or flight situation. The role stress plays in infections like H. pylori. Why overuse of antibiotics is harmful to young children. How mindfulness and meditation can impact your genes. What a healthy lifestyle network is, and why it contributes to longevity. Two behaviors that influence healthy gene expression. Why our microbes can adapt quickly to diet changes. How changes in technology and lifestyle have created a genetic mismatch. The connection between hormones and microbes. How corporate interests can block important research. What it means to have gut feelings. The importance of considering biases and trauma when making a gut decision. Why focusing on microbial health disproves most fad diets. The fascinating science of prenatal microbial development. How to change the health of your microbiome. The importance of consuming short-chain fatty acids. How stress and fear affect the microbiome. The potential harm of colonoscopies, & the best way to reduce your risk of colon cancer. Items mentioned in this episode include:
    PiqueLife.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! Ettitude.com/model -- Use the coupon code model15 for 15% off organic bedding!  The Mind-Gut Connection by Dr. Emeran Mayer The Gut-Immune Connection by Dr. Emeran Mayer Connect with Dr. Emeran Mayer Website / Facebook / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 29 min

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6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Isabelle Loeb ,

A Gift

I’ve listened to many episodes over the years, AND just wrapped the one on oral health with Nadine Artemis of Living Libations. HUGE shoutout to both of you Shawn: I saw a clip on Instagram of this one and it had piqued my interest. After a dubious dentist’s appointment (as if getting Mercury fillings would be nothing) I get to receive the answer to a prayer. I have the instinct to trust and learn my body. I’m looking forward to implementing more of the incredible simple, freeing, accessible and validating information herein. Teachers are a gift. And the way you show up running a business that TRULY aims to serve from the heart is unquantifiable. Thank you.

nathill734 ,

Healing resource for me and my fam

This podcast has provided a space for me to discover healing modalities, the science and research behind them, and a supportive voice to keep me encouraged on my healing journey.

Having a chronic illness is tough but I dare say… this podcast has made healing *fun*

My love and gratitude

Judelkiss ,

Captivating!!!!!!

Shawn!!!!! From the first listen I was blown away by your content, delivery (enthusiasm and not so subtle way of telling me what’s up!!). My subconscious loves to argue with you because most of the time you right!!! Also from 1 research nerd to another, I love that you bring the SCIENCE to each and every supplement and product recommendation. Thank you for bringing us the top names in the industry to dispel myths. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2023! Don’t hold anything back!

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