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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

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    • 4.8 • 6.1K 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.

    Why Mismanagement Of The Human Mind Is Creating A New Mental Health Epidemic - With Dr. Caroline Leaf

    Why Mismanagement Of The Human Mind Is Creating A New Mental Health Epidemic - With Dr. Caroline Leaf

    We’ve come a long way when it comes to understanding mental health, but just like many other areas of science and biology, we still have a lot to learn. As rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide skyrocket, it’s more important than ever to have conversations about mental health. It’s even more imperative that those conversations are centered around knowledge and empowerment, and that’s what I love about today’s guest. 
    Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist and bestselling author who specializes in mind management. Today she’s back on The Model Health Show to share the importance of managing your mind, and specific details on how the human mind actually works. You’ll learn why mental health is a prerequisite for overall health, how toxic thoughts create inflammation, and the interesting science behind how your environment influences your mind. 
    This episode is full of enlightening conversations like the concept of human consciousness and biofield, polypharmacy and what’s behind Americans’ declining life expectancy, and how managing our emotions can increase immune function. You’ll learn about the epigenetic controllers of mental health, and the five-step process you can use to change the way you think. I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Caroline Leaf!  
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    An important distinction between the brain and the mind. How the mind-brain-body connection works. The three parts of the mind. What percentage of the mind is your consciousness.  How the non-conscious mind works.  The impact your environment has on your non-conscious mind. How your mind can affect the way your body absorbs nutrition. Why reframing how you define success is critical. How toxic thoughts can upset your body’s balance.  An important conversation on human lifespan & increasing rates of disease. The role environment plays in mental health. How to change your brain and immune function.  What influence genetics has on depression.  The connection between inflammation, stress hormones, & thoughts. How our compartmentalized healthcare system isolates the mind. Five steps of the Neurocycle. The power of utilizing instinctive elaboration intentionally. Why failure is a misnomer.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order!  Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive 10% discount on your daily health elixirs! Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Dr. Caroline Leaf Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf  Think & Eat Yourself Smart by Dr. Caroline Leaf  How to Reprogram Your Brain to Make Healthy Choices – Episode 616 Connect with Dr. Caroline Leaf Website / Podcast /Facebook / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Truth About Stem Cells & The Future of Precision Medicine – with Dr. Robert Hariri

    The Truth About Stem Cells & The Future of Precision Medicine – with Dr. Robert Hariri

    The emerging field of stem cell therapy offers hope for the future of medicine as we know it. Under the umbrella of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy aims to repair damaged cells in a process that lowers levels of inflammation and modulating the immune system. Unfortunately, at this point in time, very few stem cell therapies are accessible to the general public, but the body of evidence is growing to support regenerative therapies to improve a myriad of ailments and diseases. 
    On today’s show, you’re going to hear from one of the pioneers in the space of regenerative and precision medicine, Dr. Robert Hariri. Dr. Hariri is a surgeon, biomedical scientist, and entrepreneur. He also co-authored the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Life Force, alongside Tony Robbins. His knowledge and expertise in the field of stem cell therapy is unmatched. 
    In this interview, you’re going to hear the science behind placental stem cell therapies, and the multiple benefits of regenerative medicine. We’re diving into the function of the immune system, stem cells, natural killer cells, and so much more. Get ready to take notes, because this episode is loaded with invaluable information on the future of healthcare and enhancing your body’s natural healing capabilities. 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    The role of stem cells in embryology. What the process of differentiation is.  Why stem cells are like a master boot disc.  How your environment can influence your DNA. The history of stem cell therapy.  Why replacement stem cell therapy is not scalable.  How Dr. Hariri began researching placental stem cells.  Specific roles and functions of the placenta. Why the placenta is like a 3D printer. How Tony Robbins used regenerative strategies to repair his joints. Why the immune system is an intelligence system.  How the body’s inflammatory response works.  Why our healing capabilities slow as we age.  The role regenerative strategies play in immune health. How immunomodulation works.  The important duty of natural killer cells in the placenta.  How stem cell therapy performs against infectious diseases.  Why autoimmune diseases often improve during pregnancy.  The importance of considering the safety profile of a treatment plan.  Why many patients do not benefit from the standard of care.  What the main tenets of precision medicine are.  An interesting comparison between aviation and healthcare.  The power of becoming the chief executive officer of your health. Four prerequisites for living to 100.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How Your Brain Health Controls Your Mental Health – with Dr. Daniel Amen

    How Your Brain Health Controls Your Mental Health – with Dr. Daniel Amen

    The human brain is an incredibly complex and dynamic organ. It controls so much of who we are and how we operate, including everything from memory and emotion to vision and hunger. And with an increased prevalence in mental illnesses and neurodegenerative diseases, it’s more important than ever that we understand how our brain works so we can optimize its function and longevity. 
    Today you’re going to hear a compilation of two of my previous interviews with Dr. Daniel Amen. Dr. Amen is a leading brain health expert and double board-certified psychiatrist, and the founder of Amen Clinics, home to the world’s largest database of brain scans. If you’re interested in improving your brain health, there’s no one better to learn from than Dr. Amen.
    You’re going to hear about how brain health influences mental health, the state of psychiatry and mental health in the US, and how we can begin to take a root-cause approach to improving mental health. We’ll talk about specific strategies you can use to lower brain inflammation, improve brain blood flow, and so much more. Dr. Amen is also sharing powerful information about cultivating happiness and empowerment. Enjoy! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    What percentage of Americans have been diagnosed with a mental illness.  The connection between mental health and brain health. How deprivation can lead to imbalances in the brain.  What SPECT imaging is, and the three things it can tell you about your brain. How improving brain health can increase the efficacy of therapy. Why fame is horrible for the brain. How understanding your brain type can help you make better decisions.  The importance of having adequate blood flow to the brain. Why improving your health should be based in love.  How to improve your omega 3 levels and reduce inflammation. What PTSD looks like on a brain scan. The connection between body weight and blood flow to the brain. How leaky gut contributes to leaky brain.  The importance of high-quality sleep for brain health. Critical health factors to check before beginning psychiatric medications.  How improving brain health can reduce rates of incarceration and addiction.  What part of the brain feels pleasure.  How brain scans of the prefrontal cortex can indicate happiness levels. Why a healthy brain is the key to happiness. The different brain types, and how they view the world. An important connection between low-quality food and inflammation.  The relationship between the amygdala and fear.  How the American government contributes to mental illnesses.  Why prolonged use of technology is unhealthy for the brain. Dr. Amen’s nighttime ritual for happiness and gratitude.  A silver lining of families being home during the pandemic.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    PiqueLife.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! How Neuroscience is Transforming Psychiatry with Dr. Daniel Amen – Episode 400 How to Discover Your Brain Type with Dr. Daniel Amen – Episode 568 Justin Bieber: Seasons Healing ADD by Dr. Daniel Amen Change Your Brain, Change Your Body by Dr. Daniel Amen  The Daniel Plan by Dr. Daniel Amen  Why Be Happy? by Dennis Prager  Change Your Brain Foundation  The End of Mental Illness by Dr. Daniel Amen  The Brain Warrior’s Way by Dr. Daniel Amen  Amen University Connect with Dr. Daniel Amen Website / Facebook / Instagram / TikTok  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    The Truth About Menopause, Andropause, & Optimizing Hormone Health – with Dr. Anna Cabeca

    The Truth About Menopause, Andropause, & Optimizing Hormone Health – with Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Throughout our lives, our hormones are constantly fluctuating. Specifically, as we age, our hormone levels tend to dramatically change. And while these shifts are a natural part of our life cycle, it doesn’t mean we’re destined to live with symptoms like poor mood or decreased energy forever. 
    On today’s show, you’re going to learn from hormone expert and triple board-certified OBGYN, Dr. Anna Cabeca. In her new book, MenuPause, she shares how to use food as medicine to reduce the symptoms of menopause like weight gain, brain fog, and hot flashes. Dr. Anna takes a well-rounded, holistic approach to healing, and she has helped thousands of folks reach optimal health through improved hormone levels. 
    No matter what stage of life you’re in, understanding how your hormones work is critical. This episode is full of key insights and actionable steps you can take to balance your hormones and feel your best. You’re going to learn about the relationship between some of our most important hormones, specific foods to eat to support hormone health, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode with the amazing Dr. Anna Cabeca! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    Why our hormones are energetic molecules.  What the hormone hierarchy is and how it works.  The most important hormone in the human body. How oxytocin operates in the body.  The effects stress can have on our hormones.  Dr. Anna’s personal journey of undergoing menopause twice. The relationship between cortisol and our reproductive hormones. Why cortisol impacts oxytocin.  What your urine pH can tell you about your overall health. The connection between nutrient-rich foods, the microbiome, and health. One of the first dietary changes Dr. Anna implements in her patients. The relationship between aging and insulin resistance.  How insulin resistance can contribute to hot flashes.  The problem with replacing testosterone.  Why intermittent fasting is helpful for optimal brain function.  How menopause symptoms can be alleviated with a ketogenic diet. What the side effects of hormone replacement therapy are.  The best foods to support hormone health.  Why alkalinizing the body is the key to optimal health.  What andropause is.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Remarkable Benefits Of Light Therapy & The Truth About Rising Infertility Rates - With Dave Asprey

    The Remarkable Benefits Of Light Therapy & The Truth About Rising Infertility Rates - With Dave Asprey

    Did you know that light therapy can improve your sleep, promote healing, and reduce inflammation? Humans are deeply influenced and shaped by our environment, and light is an important factor in maintaining optimal health. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about the numerous benefits of light therapy. 
    Our guest today is Dave Asprey. He is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of The Human Upgrade Podcast, and the founder of Upgrade Labs. For the last two decades, Dave has worked to discover the best ways to improve human functionality and performance. As the creator of TrueLight, Dave is a leading voice in the space of light therapy for optimizing overall health. 
    On today’s show, you’re going to learn how light impacts mitochondrial function, energy levels, inflammation, and so much more. We’re also going to discuss the link between circadian rhythms and fertility, and how factors like modern farming and birth control can impact human health long-term. This conversation is full of information you can use to restore your health; I hope you enjoy this interview with Dave Asprey! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    How the circadian clocks in your bodywork. What the suprachiasmatic nucleus is, and its main function.  The history of red light therapy.  How red light has an anti-inflammatory effect.  Five components of light exposure that can impact your health. How food timing impacts your circadian clocks. The way having sex changes your hormones.  How circadian rhythm impacts fertility.  The dangers of using hormonal birth control.  How glyphosate impacts human health. The restorative power of minerals.  How your cells’ mitochondria function.  What to eat for better fertility.  How mycotoxins can impact your metabolism.  The main purpose of testosterone, and how it affects men & women. Why thyroid health is integral for overall health.   What it means to be dangerous.  The fastest fix for optimizing your brain health. How processed seed oils contribute to obesity.  The best fats to eat.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    WildPastures.com/model -- Get 20% off every box plus an additional $15 off!  DrinkLMNT.com/model -- Get a FREE sample pack with any order!  Levels.link/model TrueLight Light Therapy TrueDark Blue Light Glasses Game Changers by Dave Asprey  The Better Baby Book by Dave Asprey  Danger Coffee  Moldy Movie  Homebiotic  40 Years of Zen  Upgrade Cafe Santa Monica   Biohacking Conference  Connect with Dave Asprey Website / Podcast / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Powerful Connection Between Food & Mental Health - With Dr. Uma Naidoo

    The Powerful Connection Between Food & Mental Health - With Dr. Uma Naidoo

    Modern medicine tends to divide the human body into separate, distinct systems but our bodies are complex entities that are intricately connected. The field of gut health is constantly evolving, and the more we learn, the more we understand about the body’s expansive interconnectedness. Our gut health impacts a myriad of functions in the body, including metabolism, immune health, and even our mental health. 
    One of the leading experts in dissecting the relationship between food and mood is Dr. Uma Naidoo. She is a Harvard psychiatrist, professional chef, and a nutritional specialist. Her specialty is Nutritional Psychology—a field that approaches mental health in a holistic and integrated way. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Naidoo is back to share powerful insights on how what we eat affects our mental health. 
    You’re going to hear key insights on the gut-brain connection, and how taking a wider perspective on mental illnesses can facilitate healing. You’re going to learn what to eat for better mental health, including specific nutrients and foods you can incorporate into your diet. Dr. Naidoo is a true expert in all things psychiatry, and I think you’re going to love her realistic and balanced approach to boosting your mood through diet. Enjoy! 
    In this episode you’ll discover:
    The connection between mental health and physical health. How your diet impacts your mental well-being.  What the gut-brain connection is, and how it influences mental health. The definition of Nutritional Psychiatry.  Why taking a holistic approach to mental health is so important.  The role that therapy and medication plays in Nutritional Psychiatry.  Why the standard practice of diagnosing mental illnesses is antiquated. How nutrition can impact the symptoms of anxiety. The connection between serotonin and gut health.  Why SSRIs can cause gastrointestinal distress.  How leaky gut is initiated.  Why your gut microbes need fiber. How optimizing your fatty acid ratio can improve gut dysbiosis. The problem with food wars and strict food rules.  What to look for when reading food labels. The role that balance, moderation, and inclusivity should play in your diet. What resistant starches are.  The connection between inflammation and trauma.  How our bodies can carry trauma on a long-term basis. The mental health benefits of drinking coffee. How dehydration can present as anxiety symptoms.  The power of healing your mind.  Specific foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.  Items mentioned in this episode include:
    Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive 10% discount on your daily health elixirs! Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! This Is Your Brain on Food by Dr. Uma Naidoo Connect with Dr. Uma Naidoo Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram  Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation 
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    • 1 hr 35 min

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I have learned so much interesting and useful information on this show. Love the diverse topics and guests.

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Steven has given me the tools to a much healthier life! I’m so grateful for him!!

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The universe of health (mental, physical and everything in between) is a better place because of this podcast. I absolutely love Shawn’s energy and dedication to educating his audience.

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