The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle

By Shawn Stevenson: Author, Nutritionist, Expert, Coach, TheSSmodel.com

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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.

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TMHS 293: Go Slow To Get Fast And Get Fit For Life -With Guest Peter Park
59:37

When it comes down to it, performance is a key aspect of everything we do. Whether it’s in our relationships, jobs, or physical fitness, the ability to perform at a high level is what creates incredible results.

Sharpening that ability begins with building a strong foundation. Many people want to jump to achieving an end result, while not realizing the importance of putting in the work and mastering the basics. Physically, this can manifest in a whole host of problems. Without a strong foundation in place, we can develop faulty patterns that negatively affect our movement, posture, and strength.

My guest on today’s show is Peter Park, former Ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, and strength and conditioning coach. Peter has 28 years of experience training everyone from elite athletes to everyday folks. On today’s show, Peter is sharing the guiding principles from his proven methods, sharing what it means to go slow to go fast, and discussing the importance of ensuring your body is functional, no matter your current skill level.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How making connections can help you reach your potential.
  • What inspired Peter to pivot from focusing on himself to training others.
  • The importance of finding balancein the way you approach training.
  • How helping others reach their goals can be enlightening.
  • The difference between outworking and overworking.
  • Why using fat as a primary energy source changed Peter’s training.
  • How building a strong aerobic base can help you recover faster.
  • What it means to “go slow to go fast.”
  • Why you have to earn the rightto lift weights.
  • The importance of acting as a safety net for your children.
  • How to appropriately and safely implement interval training.
  • Why listening to what your body needs throughout time is the key to success.
  • Why so many professional athletes are missing basic functional patterns.
  • The most important fundamental movementswe all need to master.

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Jun 20, 2018
TMHS 292: Create A Culture Of Health In Your Family And Why Fitness Is A Launchpad To Success - With Guest Anne Stevenson
01:26:01

No one else can do your push-ups for you. This means that there is always an amount of personal responsibility and action you need to take to be a better version of yourself.

Those are your arms, your lungs, and your chesticles you’re working doing those push-ups. But, in many ways, we share our hearts and minds with others.

Your desire to be better for your kids could be the WHY behind your reps. Your drive to show your community what’s possible could be the WHY behind the choices you make at the dinner table each day. Our relationships drive us.... and they also devastate us. They give us the fuel we need to grow: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But I’m here to share with you today that you can have a lot more of the good, and a lot less of the ugly, if you realize how to approach your relationships with heart, intention, and a willingness to be better yourself.

I’m in a pretty interesting place because I’ve been with my wife for almost 15 years, yet a lot of the time I feel like I just met her, and I’m overjoyed just to be around her. I don’t think there’s anything innately different about us… there was a phase when we pretty much wanted to avoid each other (insert laughing but serious here). But something changed… we DECIDED to work on us. Not just separately, we had plenty of personal development we were working on, but deciding to work on us together as a unit is what shifted everything. We’ll call it Together Development™ (that’s right… called dibs!).

My guest today is the person who’s helped me to grow the most. She’s shown me through her actions, words, and being how to love, be loved, and be the best human that I can be. She’s the mastermind behind several successful businesses, she’s an inspiring speaker and force in so many people’s lives, she’s a devoted mother, giving friend, and a fox of a wife. Please enjoy this episode with the one and only, Anne Stevenson.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why some people mistakenly believe that once you get fit, the mission is over.
  • How irritation can happen when your reality doesn’t match your identity.
  • The difference between supporting someone’s growth and trying to change them.
  • How external motivation can ignite your internal fire.
  • How commitment and structure in the gym can transfer over to structure and execution throughout your life.
  • Why being honest with yourself is critical for real success.
  • How your personal dedication to health can be a huge influence on your family’s culture.
  • Why you need to “make room” for relationships that match your mission.
  • Why there’s a balance between challenging yourself and loving yourself.
  • The #1 skill to develop to influence your family to improve along with you.
  • How acceptance is a powerful tool for happiness.
  • The two different types of people when it comes to motivation to achieve goals.
  • Why it’s essential to take time out to solve conflicts with your significant (no matter what).
  • Why exercise is a lifeline for parents.
  • How to stand up in your role and step into your power.

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Jun 13, 2018
TMHS 291: 5 Simple (But Overlooked!) Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer
52:34

Billions of dollars have already been spent on cancer research. But it’s shocking to me how little effort has been invested in teaching our society the basics of cancer prevention.

What if there were SIMPLE lifestyle changes that were clinically proven to reduce your risk of various cancers by over 50 percent? Wouldn’t that justify a couple million dollars in promotion? I think so.

Benjamin Franklin said it best, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But the money and attention is on the backend… in drugs and other treatments for cancer that have startlingly low long-term success rates. Today I’m advocating that we remove the veil from cancer, and stand up to reduce the rates of cancer even showing up in the first place!

This episode is filled with practical, actionable advice that can serve you and your family for a lifetime. Check it out now, and please make sure to share it with those you care about.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why immersion is so significant in transforming our health (and life overall).
  • Which food is proven to protect your body from abnormal gene mutations.
  • Why it’s important to demystify cancer, and what cancer actually is.
  • What role your immune system plays in cancer prevention.
  • What carcinogens are.
  • What causes gene mutations.
  • Which group of vegetables has the most profound cancer protection benefits.
  • How many servings of vegetables to target each day for optimal cancer prevention.
  • Which vegetables can actually INCREASE your risk of cancer.
  • The surprising truth about cell phone radiationand it’s official rank as a carcinogen.
  • How cell phone radiation is potentially impacting your myelin sheath.
  • How cell phone radiation can influence your brain waves during sleep (this is nuts!).
  • The shocking connection between working the overnight shift and cancer.
  • The two conditions that must be met in order to produce adequate melatonin.
  • Which medicinal mushroom have been clinically proven to improve sleep quality and prevent cancer growth.
  • How water intake influences cancer rates.
  • The incredible amount of cancers that can be reduced or prevented through daily exercise.
  • What aromatization is.
  • Why exercise and movement is so effective at reducing cancer rates.

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Jun 06, 2018
TMHS 290: Gaining Strength From Adversity & Overcoming Self-Doubt - With Andrea Navedo
01:28:10

What could you accomplish if you weren’t afraid? Have you ever held yourself back because you were worried what other people might think? Have you ever rejected an opportunity because you feared rejection or failure?

We all experience fear, but what truly matters is how you direct that fear and ultimately overcome it. Often we see a successful person, but neglect to understand the shortcomings and insecurities they had to push through in order to thrive.

We think that maybe one day we will reach this magical place where our fears dissipate, but that isn’t reality. Our power lies in our ability to break outside of our comfort zone and go after what we want, despite fear.

Today’s episode features one of my favorite people, Andrea Navedo from Jane the Virgin. Andrea is a living testament of what it takes to overcome fear, find strength, and unleash your potential. Her story will inspire you to let go of your excuses, live with integrity, and pursue your dreams.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why it’s important to include our kids and younger family members in our health and wellness practices.
  • How we can gain strength from the tough times we go through.
  • The significance of being able to apologize to a child (even as an adult).
  • Why it’s so important to have role models and people to hold you accountable.
  • Why you need to face your fear or risk living with regret.
  • Why paying attention to the way opportunities feel (light or heavy) can help guide you in the right direction.
  • The huge role that media plays on society’s consciousness.
  • Why it’s important to see positive portrayals of people who “look like you” in the media.
  • The incredible story of how Andrea got her first big television acting role.
  • How talking about your insecurities can help ensure they’re not controlling you.
  • Why it’s important to stop making excuses and take responsibility for your life.
  • How loving yourself can help you overcome your fears.
  • How Jane the Virgin has helped to change the landscape of major media.
  • How Andrea stays in great shape with her busy schedule as a wife, mom, and actress.

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Jun 04, 2018
TMHS 289: Waist Management, Appetite Control, & Heart-Healthy Foods - With Guest Dr. Oz
48:34

What separates good from great?

It’s usually not the presence of an innate talent, and it’s usually not a particularly unattainable skillset. What decides whether someone will be good, great, or phenomenal are “soft skills” like caring, focus, perspective-taking, continuous study, and a willingness to serve.

My guest today has all of these soft skills in spades. Not only is he a highly respected cardiothoracic surgeon, he’s gained world-acclaim and become a household name by devoting himself to sharing prevention strategies to keep folks from ending up on his office in the first place. You’d think that in the field of medicine, it would be obvious to help people prevent their illnesses in the first place (rather than being forced to treat them with drugs and surgery after the problems have occured). Unfortunately, our culture was lost for a few decades, and that reality was simply not the case. Though, we’ve still got a long way to go, folks like Dr. Oz have stepped to the forefront to teach people how to take ownership over their own bodies.

Through his books, audio programs, and award-winning television show, he’s been teaching people all of the latest and greatest in the field of health and wellness. He knows the doctor’s role as an advocate, coach, and supplier of conventional treatment when in need. But he also knows how important it is for you to understand your OWN body and do your part as the primary caregiver to that amazing physique you live in.

On today’s show, you’re going to learn some of the best tips and insights to understand and care for your body a little better. Being that Dr. Oz’s platform is so large, he’s bound to have a plethora of criticizers waiting in the wings to downgrade the things that he’s doing. True enough, you don’t have to agree with him or anyone else 100 percent (I’d even caution you agreeing with yourself 100 percent lol!). But the reality is, he’s a pioneer in the field of health, wellness, and integrative medicine who’s helped popularize many of the commonly held facts about wellness that we’re all taking advantage of today. This episode is a real treat to know more about the man behind the mission, plus you’ll get some actionable health tips to walk away with as well. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Three things that all world-class performershave in common.
  • The surprising impact that turkey tail mushroom has on ulcers, cancer, and HIV (you need to know this!).
  • What inspired Dr. Oz to focus more on preventative medicine.
  • How the bestselling YOU health books became such a huge hit (and the incredible purpose behind them).
  • Whether or not eating fat-filled nutsare associated with obesity and weight gain.
  • What metric is far more important to monitor than your bodyweight.
  • Why there’s an important benefit to your body storing fat.
  • How the hormones leptin and ghrelin work to control your appetite.
  • The huge role that your liver plays in keeping you fit and healthy.
  • Why heart surgeons use magnesiumon their patients.
  • Which heart-healthy foodsto regularly include in your diet.
  • How plants use colors to protect themselves (and what this does for you).
  • Why Dr. Oz does a 7-minute workouteach morning.

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May 30, 2018
TMHS 288: Redefining What It Means To Be Fit & Healthy - With Lita Lewis
01:18:40

Keeping up with the Joneses is not just reserved for material objects. Today, more than ever, keeping up with the Joneses means measuring up with your body and physical appearance as well.

For decades, if you wanted to fit in with the fitness “in” crowd, slim and lean was the standard. Think, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, Brad Pitt in Fight Club, and Robin Givens in Boomerang. No rolls, no back fat, no thick thunder thighs were welcome. In fact, having too much thickness just might make other people uncomfortable. All the while, ultra-slim models can prance around essentially naked, and no one bats an eye.

Now, just to be clear, being super slim and lean is not the problem. That’s absolutely awesome for some people! But, who decided that that was the definition of what healthy looks like?

What we’ve come to accept as the ideal picture of health has led to a lot of body dysmorphia, and a subtle to strong belief that we’re just not good enough.

You may eat healthy most of the time, workout consistently, get plenty of sleep, and even meditate occasionally. But, because your body doesn’t look like “their” body, you just don’t realize how amazing you actually are.

Today, I want to make a change in the way that we view health and fitness. And to help make that change possible, I brought on one of the very best people making a stand to show that health and fitness has a lot of beautiful variety. Lita Lewis is my special guest, and she’s here to share her incredible story and show you how she’s been inspiring a fitness movement by being authentically herself. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why comparing ourselves to other people inherently negates our own value.
  • One of the few medicinal herbs that is proven to increase stamina.
  • How Lita Lewis won a medal at the Olympics at an unbelievably young age.
  • What inspired Lita to move from Australia to New York City.
  • How Americans have normalized working extremely long hours.
  • What events triggered Lita to fall into depression.
  • How exercise helped Lita to regain her physical hunger AND her hunger for life.
  • What inspired Lita to participate in bodybuilding figure competitions.
  • Why the field of bodybuilding is actually an extreme sport.
  • Why bodybuilding is more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge.
  • How Lita was finally able to embrace her body (curves, muscles, and all).
  • What sparked Lita’s mission of self-love and body acceptance (and created a huge social media platform).
  • How our impatient, “now, now, now” culture can set us up for failure.
  • Why we should learn to fail fast.
  • A powerful exercise that you can use to help you make it through tough times.
  • Three major things you need to do to build your best body ever.

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May 23, 2018
TMHS 287: Recharge Your Health, Motivation, And Happiness By Decluttering Your Life - With Guest Chalene Johnson
01:08:00

Since the beginning of humanity, I’m sure there’s been a fascination with the accumulation of a lot of “stuff”. There were probably a bunch of cave-people who had way too many animal skins and rocks hanging around just for the sake of showing off to the cave-folks in their neighborhood (this is basically the premise of every episode of The Flintstones by the way).

It’s probably a hard-wired psychological game that if you have the most stuff, you win. But the sad reality is that this accumulation gene is still alive and well within us today. As a result, there’s been a tidal wave of folks jumping to the complete other of the spectrum to become minimalist (in revolt of our typical hoarding nature). But, as with most things, there’s actually a much more balanced middle ground that you can find happiness. But, it starts with you finding out just how much the clutter in your life matters.

Seriously, this information blew me away! I had no idea how much organization in our lives could affect our food choices, our motivation in life, and our overall success. Today’s guest helps break this stuff down in a way that makes sense, and I promise that you’re going to experience ah-ha moments left and right!

Our guest in this powerhouse episode is New York Times bestselling author Chalene Johnson. She’s an icon in the fitness industry (she literally revolutionized at-home fitness with her record-breaking workout DVDs), a dedicated wife and mother, and an absolute in the world of business, personal development, and entrepreneurship. If anyone had permission to clutter-up their life, it was her. But she found that the clutter was controlling her and holding her back. Now she’s on a mission to show you just how much the clutter is affecting you, and how to efficiently and effectively de-clutter your life.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The truth about vitamin C (it doesn’t work like you think it does!).
  • Why spending time NOT working is a big part of our health.
  • How dieting can get associated to being unhappy.
  • Why it’s critical to decide what’s most important to you.
  • Why you shouldn’t start a new diet until you get your environment de-cluttered.
  • How clutter is a psychological obstacle in our lives.
  • The shocking way that clutter can affect your food choices.
  • How tidiness in your home impacts your levels of motivation.
  • Why everything you’re exposed to requires you to make a decision (this is huge!).
  • Why hiding your clutter (aka getting clutter out of your sight) is actually a great temporary solution.
  • The belief we have about time that causes us to create clutter.
  • Powerful tips to effectively de-clutter your life.
  • Why everything needs a home.
  • The secret of do it NOW.
  • How simply paying attention to how you feel can help you to de-clutter your life.
  • Why you should never leave a room empty-handed.
  • Why it’s actually ok to be messy (you just need a good pre- and post-game routine).
  • The interesting connection between tidiness and success.
  • How clutter is linked to a scarcity mindset.
  • How to deal with sentimental objects that are cluttering your space (this is important!).
  • Why de-cluttering makes room in your life for new and better things.
  • Why guilt might be the reason that you hang on to things.
  • How to use The Four Bin Method to transform your home.
  • A great gift you can give your kids by simply tidying up one thing in their room each day.
  • How to recruit your family to keep your home safe, clean, and organized.

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May 15, 2018
TMHS 286: Deadly Fats Vs. Healthy Fats & Essential Brain Nutrients - With Guest Max Lugavere
01:16:59

Have you ever avoided posts on social media just so that you don’t see any spoilers for a movie or tv show you were looking forward to seeing? And have you accidentally seen too much anyway… and you try to lie and tell yourself that you didn’t see what you saw?

I’ve literally closed my eyes and blocked my ears when movie trailers have come on television just so that I can keep the goodies in a movie a secret to myself. Maybe childish… but maybe I’ll end up enjoying the movie more than you. ;)

We live in the age of spoilers. And a “spoiler alert” is common courtesy. It used to be a big spoiler when I would share with patients and attendees at live events that their fear of dietary fat is not actually the boogie man it was made out to be. Today, the vast majority of folks who are at least semi-interested in health and fitness know that fats are a crucial part of human wellness. But… SPOILER ALERT! Not all fats are good for you. And some (that could easily pass as some of the good guys), are really deadly villains in disguise waiting to end your stint in the movie called life.

In this episode, we have on New York Times bestselling author of the hit book Genius Foods, Max Lugavere. Max has an awesome story, and a pretty unique experience that makes him well suited for investigating the plot behind the battle of healthy fats versus deadly fats. We’re about to cover that and a whole lot more. So, click play, then lights, camera, action!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why paying attention to your brain health is more important than ever.
  • Which type of fuel burns cleaner in your body.
  • The heartbreaking experience that drove Max Lugavere to become an expert in nutrition and brain health.
  • What journalists and scientists have in common.
  • The shocking results that the FINGER Study revealed about improving brain function as we age.
  • Which two carotenoids have been found to improve visual processing speed.
  • What Genius Foods are.
  • Why more health-conscious people tend to get less variety in their diet it (this is ironic!).
  • Which category of food can make your brain 11 years younger on average.
  • Why it’s important to eat your salad with some healthy fats.
  • Which food source of dietary fat has the greatest amount of evidence proving its benefits for human health.
  • The difference between polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats.
  • Which dietary fat can support your body’s use of ketones.
  • How polyunsaturated fat extracts can potentially impact your neurotransmitters in a negative way.
  • Why oleic acid (which is found in olive oil) is critical for our cells.
  • How finding good olive is like finding good weed.
  • What amyloid plaque in the brain might indicate.
  • How DHA plays an important role for your brain.
  • Why vegan sources of omega 3’s might not be a viable source of nutrition for humans.
  • Why you need to be mindful of the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio in your diet.
  • Why plants need exposure to stress to provide us with the most benefit.
  • The interesting impact that fish oil has on the brain.
  • Why avocados are a seriously healthy, genius food.
  • Why vegetable oil is not vegetable oil (wait, what?).
  • How ketone production in the body can be misleading.
  • How anthocyanins influence human health (and what special food you can find them).
  • What the colors of foods actually indicate.
  • Why egg yolks can be considered nature’s multivitamin.
  • Whether or not eggs are bad for your cholesterol.
  • How to prepare your eggs to get the most benefit from them.
  • Why creatinine is essential for your muscles AND your brain.

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May 09, 2018
TMHS 285: How To Uncover Your Unique Gift & The Truth About Fear - With CJ Quinney
01:09:43

Have you ever let fear stop you from doing something that you really wanted to do? Fear of rejection? Fear of failure? Fear of what other people might think? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Fear is often used as a tactic to control people. The media at large today, for example, utilizes fear to direct people’s beliefs and opinions about the world. Many of them sensationalized, and blatantly not true on many levels. But we accept them anyway, because fear is a very primal thing we’re driven by.

Fear can be used to control others, but the most unsuspecting and pervasive use of fear, is the fear we use to control ourselves.

Fear is a valuable evolutionary feedback system that helps to keep us safe. The problem with fear, however, is that it has not evolved with the times. Today we have literally millions more data inputs to be fearful about than our ancestors had. The sheer amount of things we have to be worried about can be overwhelming. Not to mention when the big choices come up in life (what career to choose, who to partner with, who to marry, whether or not to name your kid a direction — North West is super original, right?), stack it all together, and it can all be a bit much.

The big point to get is that fear is going to be a normal part of your daily life, and that’s okay! Our incredible guest today is going to share with you how to work with that fear, and accomplish some of the important things that you were born to do.

I didn’t choose the words “born to do” lightly. Whether you believe in destiny or not, you most definitely have a unique path in life that no one will ever replicate. You also have unique gifts that only you possess. Uncovering what your gifts are can be life-transforming to say the least. And in this episode, we’re going to deconstruct how to discover your innate gifts too.

It’s a big promise, but there are few people on the planet who know how to address these things like today’s guest CJ Quinney can. When you hear his story, you’ll know exactly what I mean. The tips, tools, and insights from this episode will be valuable to you for a lifetime. So, click play, listen in, and let’s take things to another level!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your choice of mayo could down-regulate our friendship.
  • The surprising benefits of chia seeds.
  • Why CJ got a Masters degree and then proceeded to quit his job (even though he didn’t have any money).
  • How a message can be transcendent and impact people of different paths.
  • One of the initial steps CJ and team took in taking their content from relative obscurity to being an international brand reaching millions EACH DAY.
  • How to endure difficult circumstances and stay focused on your goal.
  • Why consistency is ridiculously underrated.
  • Why there’s two types of people when it comes to fear.
  • Why success is always relative (this is huge!).
  • How to find out what your unique gift is.
  • Why excellence attracts excellence.
  • What the catalyst was behind CJ’s 100-pound weight loss.
  • How developing character is the key to a rich life.

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May 04, 2018
TMHS 284: The History Of Soda: Medicine, Marketing & Moonshine
01:11:19

There’s hardly anywhere you can go in our modern society and not get your hands on a cold, fizzy soda pop. Whether you call it a soda, soda pop, pop, or just a plain old Coke, they’re as much a part of our world as reality tv, smartphones, and tiny dogs.

Fun fact, in certain parts of the U.S., millions of people refer to ALL types of soda as a Coke. In southern states like Alabama and Mississippi, when someone says, “Grab me a Coke”, the common reply would be, “What kind?”. And when you hear the Coke-wanting person reply with, “A Sprite”, don’t get confused and give them the side-eye.

Sodas seem to have been a part of our culture for a very long time. But, where did it all begin? Today we’ll be exploring the humble beginnings of the world of soda, and I guarantee it’s going to eye-opening (and maybe even a little trippy).

We’re also going to cover the impact that soda is having on the health of our world’s citizens today. We’ll look at how it all got to this point and, most importantly, we’ll talk about some solutions that we can apply to help get us all back in balance.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • When the first soft drinks in history made their appearance.
  • What a soft drink actually is.
  • How carbonated water became popularized.
  • Who created the first artificially carbonated mineral water.
  • Who the “Father of Soda” is and the crazy stuff he was making drinks out of.
  • Which soda-like beverages predated the arrival of the first massively popular soda.
  • Why pharmacists were huge initial advocates of drinking soda.
  • The surprising health benefits of the phytonutrients found in ginger.
  • What some of the original ingredients in root beer were (times have changed!).
  • The surprising secrecy behind Dr. Pepper’s original formula.
  • Whether or not Coca-Cola actually has cocaine in it.
  • Which soda originally used the mood-altering drug lithium.
  • How one of today’s most popular sodas has a historical connection to moonshine.
  • How soda distributors are driven to create heavy users.
  • The shocking impact rampant soda drinking can have on bone density.
  • The truth about whether you should be on an alkaline diet or not.
  • How most conventional pesticides affect our health.
  • Whether or not there’s a clear relationship between drinking soda and obesity.
  • The surprisingly small amount of soda consumption it takes to cause insulin resistance.
  • How sugary beverages can lead to cardiovascular disease.
  • How sodas can easily become addictive.
  • The connection between diet sodas and neurological disease.
  • Which sodas kept me alive (while killing me slowly).
  • Types of soda that failed miserably.
  • How soda companies deeply embed themselves into certain groups and cultures (be mindful of this!).
  • The top 5 alternatives to guzzling sodas.

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May 02, 2018
TMHS 283: The Truth About Enhancing Your Physical & Mental Stamina - With Guest Alex Hutchinson
01:21:52

Is our ability to endure tough circumstances, whether it’s in sports performance, in our careers, or in our relationships, designated to the strength of our mind? You can never take our physical health out of the equation too. There’s no doubt that when we are physically fit and feel well, we’ll tend to be able to do well in the venture that we’re undertaking.

But what if two people of comparable physical health are going up against each other, who will win in the end? This conversation immediately shifts back to the strength of our mind. Finding out what makes your mind stronger and more capable is a huge, underlooked key to success. I love the quote that says, “Where the mind goes, the body will follow.” Though we still need to keep in mind that we need a capable body as well. So, what are the physical attributes that matter most in boosting our stamina? And how can we tap into our mental muscles to make us more fit and capable overall? That’s what we’re diving into with New York Times bestselling author Alex Hutchinson on this powerhouse episode. So, click play, take good notes, and use these insights to help you perform in the marathon of life!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What makes up your body’s overall stress load.
  • Why your diet and exercise can be a huge potential stressor.
  • The surprising way that mental fatigue can decrease physical endurance.
  • What the central governor theory can teach us.
  • How a brain surgery helped to create one of the greatest endurance athletes in the world.
  • How a smile or frown can influence your stamina.
  • Why lactic acid is not the culprit we think it is.
  • What VO2 max actually is and why it matters.
  • Whether or not you can make a meaningful change to your VO2 max.
  • What freedivers can teach us about our ability to utilize oxygen.
  • What the mammalian dive reflex is.
  • What factors can increase the percentage of muscular output you’re actually using.
  • Why there’s a lot of confusion around hydration and performance (and what you really need to be mindful of).
  • How your brain can be tricked into thinking you’ve consumed more calories even when you haven’t (this is nuts!).
  • Three essential tips to help you begin boosting your endurance today!

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Apr 19, 2018
TMHS 282: Get Financially Fit, Upgrade Your Identity, & MAXOUT - With Guest Ed Mylett
53:12

New leaders in the world of personal development have emerged. And they’re not about fluffy sentiments that don’t hold any weight in the real world.

This new guild of superheroes are all about action, mastering mindset, service, and results. With our hyper-distracted world, we need leaders who can really grab our attention and snap us out of a funk. We need leaders who talk the talk, walk the walk, and lead with heart. Our guest today is definitely one of these superheros.

Ed Mylett is a renowned speaker, life strategist, and insanely successful entrepreneur. Today he’s positively impacting the lives of millions of people around the world, and I truly believe he’s just getting warmed up. Part of his story entails a shift in his own health and fitness, and that story alone might transform your life today. I’m telling you, if you ever need a reminder of how powerful you are and what you’re capable of, come back and listen to this episode over and over again. There are some universal truths shared in this that you simply don’t often hear anywhere else. So, click play, listen deeply, and enjoy this interview with the incredible Ed Mylett!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why training on how to be successful is lacking in today’s education.
  • What self-help actually means.
  • Why growing up middle class can program you for underachievement.
  • How to identify the pull power between the person you are meant to become and the person you are today.
  • The incredible catalyst that enabled Ed to succeed and make a bigger impact than he thought possible.
  • How becoming a gratitude addict can quickly transform your life.
  • Two shifts in your psychology that every successful person MUST go through.
  • The #1 key to elevating your self-confidence.
  • How the identity you hold for yourself is intimately controlling your levels of success.
  • How to actually change your identity (this is powerful!).
  • The biggest thing that separates those who achieve at a high level and those who don’t.
  • Why you need to master the first 30 minutes and last 30 minutes of your day.
  • What it really means to MAXOUT.
  • Why you can’t control outcomes, but you can control your effort.
  • Powerful tips to help you instantly improve your financial fitness.

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Apr 17, 2018
TMHS 281: Boost Performance, Prevent Injuries, & Upgrade Your Movement Diet - With Dr. Kelly Starrett
01:18:13

One of my favorite definitions of the word diet is “habitual nourishment”. We can unknowingly develop tunnel vision and think that food is our only source of nourishment. True, food is a huge part, but our diet consists of far more than what we are putting in our bodies.

Our movement practices, our exposure to healthy environments (with adequate fresh air and sunlight), the influence from the relationships in our lives, and several other factors play a key role in our habitual nourishment. To attain true, sustainable health as a human being, all of these areas need to be addressed intelligently. And no one knows that better than today’s guest, Dr. Kelly Starrett.

Kelly is a doctor of physical therapy, world-class coach, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author. He’s having a tremendous impact in our world by being an advocate for a culture of movement. The way we move can tell a lot about us as an individual, and the improvement in our movement diet can directly enhance every area of our lives. On today’s episode, we’ll be covering some of the crucial components of a healthy movement diet, plus important insights to help us recover from injuries faster and, more importantly, prevent them in the first place.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you generally don’t see wild animals pulling a hammy.
  • How we tend identify the best athlete in the room.
  • Why movement is skill-based.
  • Why humans are extraordinary at compensation.
  • What posture really means.
  • What the central governor is.
  • Where the word mobility comes from and what it entails.
  • Why practice does NOT make perfect.
  • What it means to have a physical practice.
  • How changes in your environment can sensitize your tissues.
  • Predictive lifestyle factors for increased risk of injury.
  • Why competitive sports can teach you valuable lessons about yourself.
  • What SI joint issues can indicate (and how to address it).
  • Why your brain protects your spine so ruthlessly.
  • What your movement diet is.
  • What mechanotransduction is.
  • The minimum effective dose of therapeutic walking you need to target each day.
  • Movement tips that will enable you to reduce the amount of time you have to “warm up”.
  • The best time to party and eat ice cream (this is an incredible insight!).
  • A checklist of fundamental skills you should be able to perform as a human.
  • How to avoid having tech neck in our technology-based society.

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Apr 16, 2018
TMHS 280: Exercise Secrets & Building Superhero Bodies - With Celebrity Trainer Don Saladino
56:47

When everyone shows up to the theater and sees their favorite superhero on the big screen, we are just seeing the end result of an incredible process. Superheroes, and champions alike, are made when no one is watching. When the lights and cameras are all off, the best of the best are putting in work. But not the kind of work you might think of…

Getting in superhero shape, for example, doesn’t take a particularly special plan, or a particularly special person, or even a beat yourself into the ground work ethic. It does, however, take a special mindset. That’s where celebrity trainer Don Saladino takes the cake. He’s mastered the ability to maximize the results for his clients by maximizing their mindset and paying attention to what his clients really need.

Believe it or not, we all have many of the same needs, whether we’re starring in a big budget film or managing the family budget each month. There are some critical basics that so many folks who want to transform their bodies are missing out on. Don’s big on those things. And we’ll be talking about them today.

Most importantly, you can't have world-class without a little secret sauce. Don will share with you what his personal tips and tools are that he’s seen work for thousands of clients at his state-of-the-art facility in NYC. Learning from Don is absolutely priceless. So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why superheroes actually do exist.
  • What inspired Don to actively pursue health and fitness.
  • How superstar actors approach their training that’s different from the average person (and you can do this too!).
  • Which training components are consistent in superhero actors’ workouts (whether they need to lean down or get bigger and stronger).
  • How certain lifting exercises give people a mental edge as well.
  • The most important (yet underused) exercises in all levels of training.
  • Tips and insights for folks who need to gain some muscle.
  • Why it’s a bad idea to try to out-exercise your diet.
  • Why you have to “earn the right” to do certain exercises.
  • Whether or not you should be training to muscle failure.
  • How to warm-up for your workouts safely and effectively.
  • The important things you should be doing as soon as your workout is over.
  • Which character qualities can help build a successful career as a health professional.
  • How going above and beyond for people can be enable more of us to excel.

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Apr 10, 2018
TMHS 279: How To Make Disease Disappear - With Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
01:16:44

Being in the health & fitness field for over a decade and a half, I’ve been fortunate to see some big shifts happening. There’s been huge shifts in our society's overreliance on processed, convenience foods (my idea of healthy when I first began my career was a lean cuisine microwave dinner… hey, it was low fat!). There’s been shifts in our awareness of the need for daily movement (not just conventional “exercise”). There has also been a tremendous shift in the way that physicians are treating their patients.

In the last decade, we’ve seen an explosion in integrative medicine, functional medicine, holistic medicine, and the like. These are, in general terms, approaches that take into consideration more of the patient’s lifestyle, and seek to find ways to remove the root cause of their health struggles, and not just treat symptoms with drugs or surgery. Everything in medicine has its place, but a shockingly large number of ailments that conventional medicine fails to resolve can be improved substantially with strategic lifestyle changes.

Diseases, in many ways, don’t just happen. The vast majority of us arrive in life with a pretty clean slate, and healthy, functioning genes. But then, seemingly out of nowhere... something life-altering shows up.

It may be in the form of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or hundreds of other conditions. Suddenly, it appears. And we’re often at a loss to figure out why. But, that why is where the best doctors today work their magic. In fact, our guest on this powerhouse new episode has proof that he can teach you How To Make Disease Disappear. Today’s guest is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. He’s a bestselling author and star of the hit BBC One show Doctor in the House, and, most importantly, he’s a physician that get real results for his patients. That’s why I made it a must to share him with you today. So, it’s time to focus in, take good notes, take action, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Whether or not conventional treatments for chronic illnesses are actually effective.
  • How someone can transform from Mr. Bean into Jason Bourne.
  • How a health crisis with Dr. Chatterjee’s family transformed his life and his medical practice.
  • The missing nutrient that your body needs to assimilate and use calcium.
  • How your skin complexion influences your need for sunlight.
  • The real reason why conventional medicine has largely failed in reversing chronic illnesses.
  • Why diabetes is an environmental disease.
  • What the threshold effect is.
  • The surprising array of factors that can cause insulin resistance.
  • Why you shouldn’t be chasing the perfect diet.
  • What a cortisol steal is.
  • The dangerous relationship between cortisol and inflammation.
  • Which elevated biomarker can make antidepressants ineffective.
  • Why it’s essential to have “me-time” each day (doctor’s orders!).
  • How Dr. Chatterjee’s patient reduced her symptoms of Crohn’s disease by 50 percent without changing her diet.
  • Why the excessive use of social media could be related to depression.
  • Why the future of medicine is a shift away from medicalizing people’s symptoms and, instead, caring for the whole person.

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Apr 04, 2018
TMHS 278: Daily Self-Care & 8 Signs That You Need To Move On From A Relationship
01:04:34

Relationships can be a lot of work. There’s no denying that. But, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more impactful on the quality of your life than your relationships. So, isn’t it a good idea to make good investments into them?

Today you’re going to learn about the most valuable tracking metric we have for our success in life… something called ROR. More importantly, we’re going to take a good look at the status of our most important relationships and make some decisions on the moves that need to be made.

There’s a saying that people come into your life for a reason, for a season, or for a lifetime. Every relationship you’ve ever had has brought forth the opportunity to learn something valuable, even if it was for a short time (a reason). Some relationships last a certain period of time and provide the experience you need to move forward in your growth, even if they, or you, outgrow each other at some point (a season). While some relationships will walk closely with you for the rest of your life… providing the opportunity for continuous growth (and work) as you move forward side-by-side (a lifetime).

It’s more critical than ever that you have your eyes open to be able to discern the difference in these various types of relationships. Since your relationships have a huge impact on your health, your career, and your overall success in life, it’s of the utmost importance that you make your relationships a study, and give them the time, thought, and energy they deserve. Still, always keep in mind that all healthy relationships start with you being healthy and taking good care of you (we’ll be covering that too). So, click play, take good notes, and take action to build your most valuable resource!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What ROR means.
  • Why constantly battling an unhealthy environment is setting you up for failure.
  • What Katy Perry can teach you about suppressing emotions.
  • How micronutrients play a tremendous role in our health.
  • Why all relationships start with you.
  • What lone wolf syndrome is.
  • The 5 components of daily self-care.
  • The critical roles that water plays in your health.
  • Why exercise and movement go far beyond just changing your physique.
  • How to get the most out of the things you study (most people don’t do this!).
  • Why you have to provide your body with the right raw materials.
  • Why it’s critical to consciously have standards in your relationships.
  • The 8 signs that you may need to adjust or move on from a relationship.
  • How your perception influences your body’s biochemistry.
  • Different ways to handle people who try to take advantage of you.
  • Why many people are in relationships with their “ideas of a person” and not the actual person.
  • How expecting others to change their character and/or behavior can lead to huge conflicts.
  • Why you need to be mindful of how people celebrate you.
  • The difference between understanding circumstances and justifying negative behavior.

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Apr 02, 2018
TMHS 277: Building Wealth, Making Connections, & Creating A Meaningful Life - With Andy Frisella
01:17:43

There’s an epidemic happening in our society right now. No, not the one regarding our skyrocketing health issues. This epidemic is even more pervasive. It’s a silent epidemic takes a person’s life while they still continue to live. Symptoms include not having a big enough vision for one’s life, not taking inspired action, and not having fulfillment in multiple areas of life. This epidemic is a condition known as playing small. And today’s the day we find the cure.

This powerhouse episode features Andy Frisella, the CEO of one of the fastest growing supplement companies in history, and someone who’s quickly become an international icon for success. He’s definitely had his own struggles (with his health, finances, and more), but he’s found the specific action steps for achieving incredible prosperity in multiple areas of life. He’s here today to inspire you to think bigger than you ever have, and provide some valuable tips and insights to get you to your goals with speed.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising way that caffeine affects your metabolism.
  • The one and only stroke of luck Andy attributes to his success.
  • How Andy decided to pursue the supplement industry.
  • Why the cheapest is never the best.
  • How the law of attraction plays into our results in life.
  • Why the drive for material wealth can lead to something much bigger and impactful.
  • How putting your focus on something meaningful changes your brain.
  • Why it’s important to be honest about what you want.
  • Why being wealthy and being an ethical person are not in a position of one another.
  • The incredible story of how Andy gained and lost over 100 pounds and the valuable lessons we can all gain from it.
  • Why food addiction can be more complicated than alcohol or drug addiction.
  • How social accountability can have a huge impact in your fitness.
  • Why the disciplines to create a successful business or a fit body are very similar.
  • Why there might be an issue with the new movement for body acceptance.
  • How to effectively expand your connections and influence.

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Mar 28, 2018
TMHS 276: Protect Your Mental Energy, Attention Residue, & Deep Work - With Cal Newport
01:03:06

Today, more than ever, we are mistaking being busy for being effective. Great work is more valuable than ever today. Whether it’s work related to health and fitness, real estate, tech, art, or any other field, the quantity today is massive. But quality is what we truly desire.

For those willing to engage in deep work (the topic of which we’ll be dissecting today), the potential upside is limitless. Through deep work, you’ll be able to experience better financial health, relationship health, physical health, and more. But, be aware, there are treacherous obstacles looming. You’ll have to make some mental shifts in order to avoid the booby traps of distraction that have a chokehold on most of the folks in our society. The tips and insights you’ll learn from today’s guest, Cal Newport, will be absolutely life-changing. Click play, listen deeply, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How the average human lifespan is shortened, not by health issues, but by distraction.
  • Why there is a huge deficiency in the ability to focus today.
  • Which nootropic is clinically proven to boost memory and focus.
  • What deep work actually means.
  • How the modern workplace has become a hotbed for shallow work.
  • How deep work enables you to learn complicated things quickly.
  • Why social media is allowing a small percentage of people to become wealthy while making the vast majority less productive.
  • Why Mark Zuckerberg might be trolling Cal Newport.
  • Some of the different ways that humans learn.
  • What attention residue is.
  • How brains can be out of shape and why they need to be exercised like muscles.
  • Why convenience and deep productivity are at odds with each other.
  • How to break through the Principle of Least Resistance.
  • Why your worldview is dictated by what you pay attention to.
  • Why there are cultural and neurological obstacles to Deep Work.
  • How our brains get chemically addicted to social media.
  • What the different deep work philosophies are.
  • The 3 essential steps to help you move into deep work faster.
  • Why you need to better manage your mental energy to take full advantage of your deep work.
  • How learning to be bored can actually make you more successful.

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Mar 21, 2018
TMHS 275: Essential Components Of Any Exercise Program And Movement Hygiene - With Luka Hocevar
01:16:16

Something’s not adding up. We’ve got more gyms, more fitness classes, and more health food stores per person in the U.S. than any other country in the world. Yet, we are continuously at the top of the list of countries with the most obesity and chronic illness.

Either we just need to make our continent into one massive gym to get this right, or there’s something left out of the equation that we’ve been missing.

On today’s show, we’re covering what this very thing is with one of the most skilled and well-respected fitness experts in the world, Luka Hocevar. Luka’s story is incredible in and of itself (which you’ll hear on the show). But what he’s doing right now, and the impact he’s making, is flat out remarkable. He’s going to share with you what EVERY effective exercise program must have, whether you’re an elite athlete or a stay-at-home parent who’s just wanting to get in better shape. Plus, you’re going to learn about this ancient old, yet, brand new concept of movement hygiene. And I think it just might change your life. So, just click play, listen in, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which food has every essential fatty acid, essential amino acid, and essential sugar.
  • Why traveling outside of your local area is so important and 3 major things you gain from it.
  • How Luka skated between a parallel life of crime and competitive sports.
  • Why the rise in gym membership rates in the U.S. has hardly made a dent in the obesity rate.
  • Why our culture needs to put more of an emphasis on recovery.
  • How your body budgets its daily energy.
  • The #1 thing you need to make a great workout plan work for you.
  • What movement hygiene is.
  • Why sitting frequently is not the problem.
  • Two valuable mobility drills to do on a regular basis.
  • Why many lower back and disc injuries are due to lack of mobility elsewhere in the body.
  • Why it’s not a good idea to change multiple habits at once.
  • How getting small wins can lead to bigger results.
  • The 7 essential parts of any training program.
  • Why zebras don’t get ulcers but humans do.
  • How training for power can help prevent injuries.
  • The 3 things your nutrition needs to do for you.
  • Which character traits can help you to be successful in your fitness (and in your life).

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Mar 14, 2018
TMHS 274: How To Quickly Recover From Sleep Deprivation
01:08:41

Life happens. Once you’ve woken up to the vast benefits of high quality sleep, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing.

You can employ great tactics to ensure you’re getting the sleep your body needs, but from time-to-time, those plans are going to go straight out the window. And that’s ok.

Today you’re going to receive a masterclass on recovering from the occasional bout of sleep deprivation with ease and grace. This episode is loaded with tips and insights you can keep in your superhero utility belt for when they’re needed. So, just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the two types of sleep deprivation are.
  • How even short-term sleep debt impacts your health.
  • Why it’s important to eliminate some of the neuroses around getting to bed (and enjoy life a little more sometimes!).
  • The #1 way to prevent sleep deprivation in the first place.
  • How your circadian timing system works.
  • How to help “reset” your body’s biological rhythms when need be.
  • How sunlight positively influence is cortisol levels.
  • The relationship between cortisol and melatonin.
  • How your work environment might be influencing your sleep.
  • One of the most overlooked reasons we experience symptoms of sleep deprivation (it has to do with your immune system!).
  • The shocking impact vitamin D has on preventing the flu versus a flu vaccine.
  • How the time of day you exercise impacts your sleep quality.
  • Whether or not it’s ideal to reduce your sleep time to make sure to exercise.
  • How being electrically “grounded” can influence your sleep and recovery.
  • The profound ways that sleep deprivation can affect your gut microbiome.
  • Why your sleep quality can influence your cravings.
  • The pros and cons of utilizing caffeine when you’re sleep deprived.
  • Critical information about melatonin supplementation (you need to know this!).
  • What beverage is clinically proven to help you sleep at night.
  • Which specific nutrient has been found to help prevent some side effects of sleep deprivation.
  • Whether or not it’s a good idea to nap if you’re lacking good sleep at night.

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Mar 06, 2018
TMHS 273: Eliminate Self-Sabotage & Break Through Your Limiting Beliefs - With Christine Hassler
01:07:25

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” These are the wise words stated in the long-running comic strip Pogo by Walt Kelly. Who knew a comic strip could drop such profound truth?!

The greatest obstacle in our success is not something or someone external… our greatest obstacle is our own minds! We all have the capacity for so much, but what usually throws a metaphorical banana in our path (causing us to slip up) is our old way of being, our disempowering beliefs, and just good old-fashioned self-sabotage.

The assessment may arise, “Why on earth would we sabotage ourselves?!” I want to win! I want to succeed! I’m not going to stop myself by choice!” And therein lies the crux of the situation. Our self-sabotage is hardly ever a conscious choice. Moving past our self-sabotaging tendencies requires us to do some intelligent inner work. And that’s why I brought on renowned keynote speaker, bestselling author, and master coach, Christine Hassler.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How alcohol affects your sleep.
  • What special drink is proven to help you sleep better.
  • The common denominator in a lot of your consistent problems (hint: it’s you!).
  • Why a big part of depression is suppression.
  • Why it’s important to work with healthcare providers that have the same objective as you.
  • Why many of your decisions are not made by your current self.
  • What healing actually is.
  • How we create suffering in our lives by repeatedly judging our past decisions.
  • Why acceptance is the first step to change (this is important!).
  • How we learn through contrast.
  • One of the major reasons we self-sabotage our progress.
  • Why many people struggle to acknowledge and go after what they really want in life.
  • What an expectation hangover is.
  • What can help protect your brain from sleep deprivation.
  • How your outer world is a reflection of your relationship to your inner-self.
  • Why we tend to keep attracting the same type of people into our lives.
  • Why you’ve got to become a louder voice than the voice of your limiting beliefs.
  • How we sometimes stay in bad relationships because of our own big ego.
  • Why it’s not our job to change other people.
  • The difference between a positive and negative projection.
  • How to quickly overcome feelings of jealousy and turn it into something positive.
  • The big mistake people make when trying to identify their passion.

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Mar 04, 2018
TMHS 272: Self-Analysis, Eccentric Exercise, & Training Your Mind For Success - With Steve Weatherford
01:27:40

Every human has the capacity to achieve great things. That’s undeniable. But what makes the difference between those who step into that greatness, and those who let their potential dwindle and die? I think the answer to that question can be summed up in one word: will.

When the inevitable challenges arrive in the pursuit of your goals, you need the will to push through. When things don’t go your way, how’s that willpower looking then? When simply giving yourself permission to want what you really want, you have to have the will to claim it. Willpower is not a motivational idea, it’s a necessity for anything of great success.

My guest today won a Super Bowl championship in the NFL, he was voted the NFL’s fittest man, and he’s currently one of the most influential figures in the world in fitness. He will tell you that it was not his connections, it was not his natural physical attributes, it was, in fact, his will that was his superpower to help him achieve all that he has. Can you develop and flex your muscles of willpower to help you achieve your own big goals and dreams? You bet you can. And the one and only Steve Weatherford is here to help you do it.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why being alive in 2018 provides an extraordinary opportunity for education and connection.
  • How Steve plays the role of Yoda for his 10-year-old son.
  • Why it’s important to have people in your life who challenge you.
  • What Steve’s #1 asset was in getting him to the NFL.
  • How changing your perspective changes your entire world.
  • Why we should all be proactively studying the personality traits of great people.
  • How the way you treat people you can’t gain anything from says a lot about your character.
  • How a certain degree of selfishness required in order for you to achieve your health goals.
  • Why comparison is a significant problem today.
  • Why we need to be mindful to not exchange our integrity for popularity.
  • The difference between spending your time and investing your time.
  • What it means to “self-scout” and why Steve does this on a regular basis.
  • How becoming self-aware puts you in a better position to be successful.
  • The 4 phases you go through when building a new habit.
  • Why fear is valuable emotion.
  • What makes the difference between good and great (this is powerful!).
  • Why it’s important to know what your own personal agenda is when you exercise.
  • Why consistency is the #1 key to your fitness success (no matter what approach you use!).
  • How to recognize if you are holding back or truly going all in.
  • The benefits of eccentric training (this is valuable!).
  • Why the uncomfortable moments in life provide huge opportunities.

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Feb 28, 2018
TMHS 271: How Job Burnout Impacts Your Health & The Power Of Community - With Guest Chris Ducker
01:11:12

On any given workday, the average person in our modern world devotes about 50% of their waking hours to work. That’s a lot of time investment. And, believe it or not, this time investment has huge implications on your health, happiness, and longevity.

Today we’re talking about how our work influences our health. Plus, more importantly, we’re covering specific ways that you can adjust your work (or perception of your work) to enable you to get more joy, health, and success out of the thing you likely will spend half of your waking hours doing.

Today’s world is very different from the one our family member’s lived in just a couple generations ago. We live at a time of instant access to virtually everything. We live at a time of greater connection to people all over the world. And we live of more opportunity than ever to do work that we are deeply connected to. That’s why I thought our guest Chris Ducker would be the best person to help share these insights with you. He’s experienced the whole gamut of work experiences… from corporate work to being an incredibly successful entrepreneur, to experiencing a nearly tragic level of burnout that could have cost him everything.

Through all of this Chris found out that the work you do really comes down to YOU. And you are the secret ingredient to creating a thriving work life that makes you an abundant living and makes a major difference in the world, should you choose to embrace it. It’s time to banish burnout and create the life you love. Just click play, listen deeply, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising cost that job burnout has on our economy.
  • What the symptoms of job burnout are.
  • How job burnout impacts mental health.
  • How to reduce job burnout without changing your job.
  • Why chlorophyll is essential to human health.
  • What a Youpreneur is.
  • Why everyone is their own brand today and why your brand is your reputation!
  • What it actually means to be an entrepreneur.
  • A simple exercise you can do to start creating the business of you.
  • Why your “mess” can become your message.
  • Why you can build a successful business out of even your weirdest passion.
  • The #1 driver of the human psyche.
  • Why it’s important to give yourself permission to do work you enjoy (this is important!).
  • How to use The 3 Lists to Freedom.
  • Why time is (by far!) our most important resource.
  • Valuable tips and insights you can use to outsource things that support your health and fitness.
  • How delegation can help you spend more time with the people you love (and who need you the most!).
  • Why the power of community has a huge impact on your success.
  • Four ways to develop successful relationships.

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Feb 21, 2018
TMHS 270: Battling Conflicting Diet Information, Nutritionism, & What The Heck You Should Eat - With Dr. Mark Hyman
01:10:43

Bonus alert! I just couldn’t wait to share this episode with you. This week we’ve got a special bonus with the one and only Dr. Mark Hyman!

Mark is a 10, count’em, 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He’s a leading educator and advocate of functional medicine. Plus, (and most importantly) he’s someone with a courageous heart that has put him on the front lines for making change in what ends up on our dinner plates.

Mark had a big impact on me personally early in my career. He was one of the first people to provide me with evidence-based data on how type II diabetes could successfully be reversed. At that time, around a decade ago, it just wasn’t something you heard well-respected physicians talk about very often. He had a great communication style, and helped to empower people by making complex concepts understandable for everyone.

Today we’re tackling the topic of food controversy. There are obviously so many diets… so many theories… and so many belief systems about what diet works best for us as humans. What I want people to realize is that it’s never about what works best for all of us. It’s about what works best for YOU, right now, where you are in your life. And I want you to give yourself permission to change at any point you feel that your choices are no longer working for you.

It’s crazy that we can care so much that we actually become dogmatic about our diet beliefs. And from that we create separatism, and divisive judgements about other people who don’t believe what we believe. This has to stop. It’s important to embrace what works for us. But it’s also important to keep an open mind, and be willing to look at the facts when they present themselves.

That said, today Dr. Hyman is sharing some of the most well-researched data compiled in his new book FOOD: What the Heck Should I Eat? to help us decipher the best practices for our health and wellness. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why food is far more complex than we realize.
  • How food manufacturers are growing human taste buds in laboratories (this is not good!).
  • Why processed food companies’ main objective is to create “heavy users”.
  • Why all calories are not created equal.
  • The #1 hormone that causes you to store fat.
  • How to burn the same amount of calories from running an hour a day without even leaving your couch.
  • Why you don’t want to let dogma determine your health decisions.
  • Why dietary restrictions on fat and cholesterol have been disappearing.
  • A shocking study that found how lowering LDL cholesterol actually increases risks of heart attacks.
  • The problem with research that looks at the pros and cons of specific nutrients but not the whole food itself.
  • The top vegetables that Americans eat (this is concerning!).
  • What critical details you need to be aware of when buying and eating your vegetables.
  • Why most humans would not be safe to eat (this is funny, but true!).
  • How fructose impacts your body differently than other types of sugar.
  • The impact that factory farmed animal foods has on our environment and our health.
  • Whether or not eating meat increases your risk of cancer.
  • What a “Pegan Diet” is.
  • The 5 principles that most diets can agree upon.

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Feb 18, 2018
TMHS 269: How Your Level Of Self-Love Impacts Your Health, Happiness, And Success
01:18:48

Love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Not just in a metaphysical way, but in a very tangible, practical way that guides our choices everyday.

Love compels us to care for and support others. Love compels us to create and bring our thoughts into physical form. Love compels us to put ourselves in harm’s way so that others can live. Love compels us to work hard, to practice, and to respect the process. Love compels us to get back up when we fall, and rise to the challenge in the face of adversity. Love heals.

Love is also not discriminatory. Although, that’s the way our society has allowed it to be framed. In our world today, it’s ok to love someone or something else. But, loving yourself… nah. That would be self-centered.

What if I told you that loving yourself was the greatest love of all? Hold up, have you actually listened to Whitney Houston’s song “Greatest Love Of All”? Well, let me give you a little refresher:

I believe that children are our future.

Teach them well and let them lead the way.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside.

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.

Now, let’s break this down line-by-line.

I believe that children are our future: This is a statement emphasizing how important our children are. That they carry the torch. They are, in fact, the future of everything. We all start here. And we all deserve a chance.

Teach them well and let them lead the way: This encompasses how we are all programmed at an early age… and need to be taught “well”. With that, we are capable of leading us into a brighter future.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside: Establishing self-love is often directed by those entrusted to care for us. This line highlights that. It’s one of the greatest gifts to know that you have immense beauty inside of you. (And no one can take that from you… as highlighted in another line from the song, “No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity.”) If we can be shown the beauty we possess inside, we will find strength, happiness, and real love.

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier: This line makes clear that we need our sense of self-love and self-worth to be reaffirmed. Obstacles will be presented along the way that will challenge your sense of self-worth. If we are instilled with pride and a sense that it’s “ok” to love yourself, it will make life easier (and we can eliminate unnecessary suffering).

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be: Kids possess an innate quality of self-love that adults tend to forgo as they get older. That quality is being honest about what they want, and a desire to be happy. Kids are all about experiencing joy. That’s what this line of the song spotlights. If we can pay attention, and tune into that joy, we can be reminded of the beauty inside of us.

The interesting thing is that I didn’t listen to this song until the recording of this episode was complete. Each and every one of these points were covered in this episode in some form or fashion, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. The greatest love of all was outlined in this song many decades ago. Yet, we seem to have overlooked what the song actually means.

We’re at an epidemic place in our society’s collective lack of self-love. And its results are pouring into every area of our lives. I decided to do something about it. I decided to share the uncomfortable, seemingly unbeautiful stuff within me... in hopes that it can help someone else to see just how much they matter, and just how much they deserve to be loved. And especially deserving of “The Greatest Love Of All”. Click play, listen deeply, and enjoy.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why chocolate is commonly associated with love.
  • Why there’s a recent shift to positive psychology.
  • What self-love actually is.
  • How self-love can influence eating habits.
  • The negative feelings that often come with food choices.
  • How different things in your life are dramatically affected by your level of self-Love.
  • The 5 major places that our neglect of self-love comes from.
  • What kids know about self-love that adults tend to forget.
  • Why unhealthy comparison has become an epidemic.
  • How we are culturally programmed to NOT love ourselves.
  • How knowing ourselves can unconsciously diminish our self-love.
  • Why we all need to feel like we matter.
  • The difference between your innate value and explicit value.
  • Why deciding what you really want is part of self-love.
  • How lying about not knowing something can sabotage our success.
  • How we can start to allow ourselves to want what we really want.
  • The 5 steps to develop more self-love and self-value.

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Feb 14, 2018
TMHS 268: Why Your Body Needs Cholesterol & Your Brain’s Silent Killers - With Dr. David Perlmutter
01:09:30

Conventional wisdom would tell you that there are only two types of foods: foods that are good for you and foods that are bad for you. The truth is, there is a whole lot of grey area when it comes to the foods that we eat.

There are certain foods that provide us with key, valuable nutrients, but also come packaged with some straight up poisons. Our job is to be able to weigh the cost-benefit analysis, and select the foods that provide us with the most benefit and least downside. Hopefully, also, we experience the immense joy of eating along the way. Because, at the end of the day, that’s another important part of food that really makes it all worth it.

Today we’re diving into which foods are the best and worst for your brain. And there’s no better person on the planet to break it down for us than Dr. David Perlmutter. He’s one of the most decorated MDs in the country, and the only Board-Certified Neurologist with the distinction of being a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition as well.

We’re also going to cover the surprising benefits of cholesterol. This compound has enabled the growth of a multi-billion dollar statin drug industry. But, as you’ll discover, our society definitely went barking up the wrong tree (and that tree has fallen right on top of many of us). This is incredibly important information to get your hands on. So, just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Where the governing force of every cell in your body resides.
  • The surprising economic cost of brain diseases.
  • How a carbohydrate-dominant diet directly impacts rates of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The truth about what an optimal blood sugar level should be.
  • What glycation is.
  • How your A1C level relates to brain shrinkage (you need to know this!).
  • How insulin deeply influences your brain.
  • Why many of us are “eating for a winter that never shows up.”
  • The incredible impact that brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) has on your health.
  • One of the best ways to boost your body’s production of BDNF.
  • How sleep deprivation significantly influences the health of your brain.
  • Why a brain healthy diet isn’t just good for your brain.
  • Specific compounds in wheat that create inflammation and damage your brain.
  • How wheat creates an addictive response in the brain.
  • Why testing negative for celiac disease does NOT mean that gluten isn’t causing severe damage.
  • How a gluten-free diet can actually increase your risk of certain diseases.
  • What the #1 causative factor for chronic disease is.
  • The incredible benefits of cholesterol (this is important!).
  • How one of the most popular drugs in the world for protecting the heart actually INCREASES heart problems.
  • The benefits of the omega 3 fatty acid DHA.
  • Why you need to be cautious eating farm-raised fish.
  • Which tests you can use to uncover a gluten sensitivity.
  • How to intelligently replace gluten-containing foods in your diet.

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Feb 07, 2018
TMHS 267: The 5 Biggest Myths About Meditation - With Light Watkins
01:33:46

Meditation or medication? Today, more than ever, it’s a choice that many of us have to make.

We live at a time of great distraction, and terrible health influences around every bend. When I walked into the restaurant where I’m writing this, I strolled past a glass case of desserts where there was a rice crispy bar made out of Fruity Pebbles that I swear called my name.

It’s a different world, and we have different means for coping with it. Exercise, great food, great sleep, great companionship… all of those things lean towards creating a healthy, successful life. But I feel that one of the greatest tools we have available to us still isn’t talked about enough. That’s why I wanted to do this brand new episode.

Meditation has been found to reduce your risk of heart attack (The Stroke Journal, 2009), reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression (Psychosomatic Medicine, 2009), increase focus and attention (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007), improve your libido (yep… The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009), and so much more. What medication can do all of these things? Let me answer that for you… none of them.

Why then isn’t meditation being prescribed and utilized more often? I believe it’s due to some strange stigmas we might carry about it. I know that I was apprehensive about meditation before I knew what it actually was (and experienced the benefits). There are definitely a lot of myths about meditation that we need to clear up. So, that’s why I invited on one of the best meditation teachers in the country, Light Watkins. Click play, listen deeply, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The #1 way to improve your focus in a hyper distracted world.
  • How meditation literally changes your brain.
  • Why stereotypes exist in the world of meditation like everywhere else.
  • How helping people to experience more joy is one of the major solutions for all of the civil unrest today.
  • Why achieving more things doesn’t necessarily equate to happiness.
  • The 5 biggest myths about meditation.
  • Why meditation can mean a lot of different things to different people.
  • The difference between meditation and meditative.
  • The difference between monastic meditation and meditation for those who are householders.
  • Why meditation is surprisingly similar to exercise.
  • Why a busy mind during meditation can actually be a sign of progress (you have to hear this!).
  • What the E.A.S.Y. approach to meditation is.
  • The logical reason why comfort during meditation is so important.
  • Why there’s similar stigmas about meditation and dieting.
  • How meditation can be so impactful on sleep quality.
  • Whether or not it’s ideal to meditate right before bed.
  • How meditation can influence patience and awareness.
  • Why the progress in meditation happens outside of meditation.
  • Why meditation is the only thing that can refund you your time back (this is fascinating!).
  • What spontaneous right action is.
  • Why it’s more than ok to experience unhappiness and negative emotions.

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Feb 02, 2018
TMHS 266: The Truth About Your Core Muscles, Diastasis Recti, & The Human Kettlebell - With Katy Bowman
01:30:35

Where did we get the idea that a tight, toned core was the ideal thing to have? Aesthetics have long been a part of human culture, for sure. But, collectively WE get to choose what’s beautiful… and WE get to choose what’s ideal.

Did you know that in some cultures, having some jelly on your belly is actually a sign of good health and wealth? True story. Not every culture values the sacred six-pack. And that’s ok. Because I think that all of us are missing the point.

The most important thing about our core is that it actually works! The muscles, fat, and fascia that make it up. Plus, all of the internal organs inside of it are what really give it significance. There are some folks with some nice fat on their waistline with phenomenal health in the function of their core. While there are also people with shredded six-packs whose core function is about as good as one of those traveling carnival rides. Sure, I know this looks like a dependable rollercoaster, but tomorrow it will be nowhere in sight (and all I’ll have left is this $5 stuffed animal that I spent $50 on games to win - oh, that’s just me, huh?).

The reality is this: your core muscles are critical to you having a free and fully functional life. So, we most definitely need to understand them better. Also, what are some of the possible issues that we can see with dysfunctional core muscles? Issues like diastasis recti? And, most importantly, what are things we can do to reverse these issues and ensure we have a healthy, functional core for years to come? To answer these questions, I brought on one of the foremost experts in the world in human movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your abdominal region is far more complex than you may realize.
  • The surprising connection between body temperature and insomnia.
  • Why we still need to take advantage of live, firsthand interactions and learning (and not just rely on the Internet).
  • Why proactively putting yourself in challenging situations is so beneficial.
  • What diastasis recti actually is.
  • Why movement programs for diastasis recti can be effective for hernias too.
  • How internal “forces” are largely responsible for the function of internal organs and tissues (you need to know this!).
  • How an orange can marvelously demonstrate the anatomy and function of your abdominals.
  • Why shoulder tension has a big connection to abdominal strength.
  • The difference between small, medium, and large moves (and why you need them all!).
  • A simple, effective core exercise you can do in your chair.
  • Why you need to do a daily hang (get the details!).
  • Which two movements are nearly extinct in our culture.
  • How to vacuum out the “cobwebs“ of your abdominal region.
  • Why straining and adding additional force when you have a bowel movement can be so dangerous.
  • The important difference between the male and female pelvic floor.
  • Why stopping movement is not a great long-term strategy if you have a physical ailment.
  • Where the idea for treadmill came from.
  • The downside of using a treadmill and how to use it differently for a better result.
  • The surprising ways our shoes change our physiology.

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Jan 31, 2018
TMHS 265: Creating Fit Bodies, Successful Mentorship, & The Truth About Discipline - With Bedros Keuilian
59:54

Discipline is often associated with all kinds of negativity. But, what if I were to tell you that healthy discipline was the key to creating the life of your dreams? Not your ethnic background, not your socioeconomic status, not your sex, not your age, not any of that stuff. Discipline is the key to getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

Now, this isn’t just a hypothesis. I’ve got the proof to back it up. In fact, I’ve got the ultimate case study. My guest today is largely considered to be one of the most successful fitness entrepreneurs in the world. And he definitely didn’t have the odds in his favorite when he started out. As you’ll find out today, I think it’s suffice to say that he actually had the odds stacked against him. He found a way to make his mark. And discipline took him from good to great.

Bedros Keuilian is the definition of a living legend. But he’ll be the first to tell you that you are here to create your own personal legend. Plus, he’s the guy to help you to do it. He shows up, he cares, and he delivers in a major way. Click play, listen in with your heart and mind, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Bedros’ story of immigration helped to shape his worldview and later success.
  • The difference between being broke and being poor.
  • How you can often turn your worst circumstances into advantages.
  • Why external motivations can help you uncover internal passion.
  • What big mistakes most personal training businesses make.
  • Why it’s important to find mentorship (and how to think creatively to help make it happen).
  • The overlooked reason why boot camp style training can be effective.
  • Why Bedros melded together the boot camp model of training with indoor training.
  • Why Bedros’ competition is NOT other boot camps and gyms (this is powerful!).
  • How food scientists are using vanishing caloric density to make people eat more food.
  • What role discipline plays in creating high levels of success.
  • Why powering down to end your day is not like an on/off switch.
  • Simple tips to help you think differently about discipline and create more structure in your life.
  • What it means to build your social bank account (you need to know this!).
  • Why it’s essential (and more available to you than ever) to learn from the very best people in the areas of life that you’re interested in.

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Jan 24, 2018
TMHS 264: The Facts About Your Dirty Genes: Methylation, SNPs, & Drinking Wine - With Dr. Ben Lynch
01:14:56

The more we find out about our genes, the more fascinating our potential becomes.

It’s important to realize that our genes don’t control our lives. In fact, in many ways it’s the opposite. There are thousands of things we can do to influence our genetic expression. And that’s where the real adventure begins.

Today you’re going to discover some little known facts about your genes that might just change your life forever. You see, even though we humans have upwards of 20,000 genes we share collectively, some of those genes can misbehave. Our normally clean, well-functioning genes can get “dirty” and lead to some serious health issues as a result.

Diseases aren’t just a collection of symptoms that appear on the surface. Diseases are usually rooted in problems all the way down at the level of your genes. And it should make perfect sense, right? Your genes are essentially determining which “copies” out of you are getting printed out. If the you genes are dirty, those copies can end up being pretty crumby. So, in this special episode we have on the foremost expert in the world on dirty genes, Dr. Ben Lynch. Just sit back, take good notes, and find out how to clean those dirty genes!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What dirty genes are.
  • How a young medical student became fascinated with Ayurvedic medicine.
  • How your genes actually work.
  • Why some genes are more static than others.
  • How clean genes can actually “act dirty”.
  • What SNPs are and how they control our health.
  • What the Super 7 Dirty Genes are.
  • What methylation is (this is crucial!).
  • The best lab test to take to check your methylation efficiency.
  • Why dirty genes also have certain strengths and evolutionary advantages.
  • How to assist your body in processing wine (if you’re trying to get your sip on).
  • Whether or not it’s necessary for you to get genetic testing done.
  • Why there’s not one perfect diet for every person.
  • The universal principle every diet should have in regards to how much/how frequently eat.
  • Why you need folate and the critical difference between folate and folic acid (you need to know this!).
  • Why sleep plays an important role as in epigenetic trigger.
  • The number one thing you need to do to detox from things that dirty up your genes.

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Jan 17, 2018
TMHS 263: How To Go From Average To Phenomenal - With Eric Thomas
01:03:47

Success leaves clues. We have a remarkable opportunity today to learn from people who’ve turned their wildest dreams into reality. At no other time in history have these superheroes been so accessible. Videos, podcasts, social media interaction, live events; there’s so many ways to learn from the very best people in the world. This episode is another opportunity to take advantage of that!

Eric “ET” Thomas is largely considered to be the top motivational speaker in the world. He’s been able to impact the lives of millions, and create a remarkable life in the process. Because of his level of impact, ET can command 6-figures for him to do a presentation. But what many people don’t see is that when he flies into a city to speak, he’ll often set up several other free speaking events… at middle schools, detention centers, and for at-risk youth. You see, ET was once a homeless at-risk youth himself. He’s learned a lot along his journey. And he can speak to anyone, at any level, and add value to their life because of it.

A life of greatness sees success in all areas: health, relationships, finance, career, and spirit. The key is tapping into the mindset and motivation to bring out the best in you and make it happen. There’s no one better in the planet to motivate you and remind you of your greatness. So, click play, listen in, and enjoy this conversation with Dr. Eric Thomas!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What motivates the #1 motivational speaker in the world.
  • Why it’s important to create messages that are catered to your audience.
  • The 3 things you need to go from average to phenomenal.
  • Why questions are the answer.
  • How to realize your blessings even when you think you’re not being supported.
  • Why you don’t get better solely from the things you do right.
  • Why you need to learn the patterns of the culture you want to influence to succeed at a high level.
  • How our fear of embarrassment can prevent us from taking action.
  • Why playing it safe can end up in disaster.
  • Why your brain is the key to solving your problems.
  • The intimate way our breathing influences our perception.
  • Why pressure is essential to taking your life to the next level (you can choose it or fight it!).
  • How setting boundaries can ensure that you don’t crash and burn.

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Jan 10, 2018
TMHS 262: The Sinister 6 Toxic Ingredients In Your Personal Care Products
38:44

We take for granted that products on the store shelves are, not only good for us, but safe as well. Little do we realize that industries involved in things like supplements and personal care products are largely unregulated.

To take it even further… many companies are allowed to use ingredients that are known to be toxic to the human body (several of them banned in other countries outside the U.S.). Yet, we here we are brushing, rubbing, shampooing, and soaking ourselves in chemical soups each day, blind-as-a-bat to the hazardous effects (and keep these products out of your eyes or it might not just be a figure of speech).

The issue is so grand, but I wanted to put a nice PSA together to talk about a few of the most pervasive and problematic chemicals in popular personal care products. Take good notes, and take action on what you see fit. And definitely share this one out with the people you care about as well. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising percentage of compounds that can enter your body through your skin.
  • Interesting everyday things that your skin absorbs.
  • One of the few natural supplements that’s PROVEN to increase physical strength and endurance.
  • The #1 thing you want to avoid in conventional deodorants.
  • How antiperspirants actually work.
  • Why it’s more important to lower your overall toxic load (and not eliminate every imperfect personal care product you have).
  • Which chemical (found in lotions, shampoo, and many other products) has been found to concentrate itself in human breast tissue.
  • The potentially harmful compound used to give shampoos and detergents it’s liquid consistency.
  • How many “anti-aging” creams ironically accelerate the aging of your skin.
  • What overlooked activity your cell membranes are responsible for.
  • The shocking truth about baby oil.
  • How labeling ingredients as “Fragrance” on products gives manufacturers a dangerous free pass.
  • What impacts chemical dyes may be having on your health.
  • How to find amazing personal care products that are free of The Sinister 6!

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Jan 03, 2018
TMHS 261: Stress Activated Foods, Intermittent Fasting, & The Principles Of Stress - With Ori Hofmekler
01:25:05

Stress can be ruthless. It’s a silent assassin that can break down your brain, screw up your internal organs, and pack fat onto your body. But…

That’s only one face of stress.

Stress can also be invigorating. It’s capable of making you more physically fit, biologically stronger, and literally keep your brain decades younger. So, how in the world can it be so good, yet so treacherous at the same time?

Today we’re going to dissect the value of stress to maximize the benefits, and minimize the potential downfalls. There really isn’t anything more valuable to create a great body, build emotional fitness, and shape a great life overall, than utilizing the gift of stress.

It may even sound like an oxymoron, “the gift of stress”, but what you learn from legendary health expert and bestselling author Ori Hofmekler today will help you understand exactly what I mean. If you’re going to live a long, fruitful life, you’ve got to make stress your ally. Click play and find out how right now!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising percentage of health issues today that are tied to stress.
  • Who came up with the concept that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
  • How we are miseducated about health and fitness very early in life.
  • How the invisible nature of stress can fool us.
  • What hormesis is and why it’s crucial to our development.
  • Why exposure to toxins might not be all bad for us.
  • Why the benefits of stress are on a bell-shaped curve.
  • What the stress response system is.
  • Why the idea of “getting more energy” is misleading.
  • What the heat-shock protein response is.
  • The top benefits of intermittent fasting.
  • How being physically fit translates to being biologically fit.
  • How intermittent fasting can influence fat loss.
  • Which foods and beverages support the benefits of intermittent fasting.
  • What stress-mimicking nutrients are.
  • Which stress activated food (SAF) was found to be more effective than the diabetes drug metformin.
  • The basics of mTOR and why it matters to human health.
  • Which stress activated food makes your body toxic to cancer cells.
  • Which flavor indicates the presence of SAF nutrients.

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Dec 31, 2017
TMHS 260: The Science Of Setting & Accomplishing Goals - With Michael Hyatt
01:10:11

What if the mere act of setting a goal could help you achieve anything you want? Life would seem stranger than fiction, for sure. But, what if I told you that the act of setting a goal in a certain way would bring you face-to-face with the things you most dream about and desire?

Well, this is not fiction; this is fact. And, today, we’ve got the science to prove it. The problem is that most people don’t set their goals using the parameters that actually work. We can have, be, and do so much more than we give ourselves credit for. At the same time, a goal without a plan is just a wish. Lots of folks wish for things and call them goals. But goals entail following a formula, goals entail having a specific mindset, and goals entail far more than the acquisition of things. Goals are also about who you become in the process.

Today we get to learn from one of the foremost experts in the world on setting and accomplishing goals. Not only has he curated the science behind it, but he has used the formula to create a life that many of us would aspire towards. He’s a New York Times bestselling author, he has one of the most visited blogs on the internet, and he’s experiencing the health, wealth, and contribution that most people in his age bracket would think is next to impossible. For him, it’s just a matter of executing on the formula. The incredible Michael Hyatt is here today to share his best tips and insights for turning your goals into reality.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why most goal-setting books and programs don’t work well for most people.
  • Why setting safe, small goals can be a recipe for disaster.
  • The surprising way that our beliefs impact achievement of our goals
  • What goal toxin is.
  • How age influences achievement of New Year’s resolutions.
  • The 4 kinds of limiting beliefs you need to be mindful of.
  • How to utilize the gap and the gain to help you reach your biggest goals.
  • How universalizing can cripple your ability to accomplish your goals.
  • Where our limiting beliefs come from.
  • Why you need to “change your frame” to see life more clearly.
  • How to actually pull-out and reprogram your limiting beliefs.
  • Why hardships are very often huge opportunities in disguise.
  • Why research shows that regret is actually valuable.
  • How gratitude plays into the achievement of goals.
  • The surprising science behind the benefits of actually writing your goals down.
  • Why it’s essential to set goals outside of your comfort zone.
  • What the delusional zone is.
  • Why setting and working to accomplish goals changes you as a person.

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Dec 19, 2017
TMHS 259: Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s, Dementia, & Memory Loss - With Dr. Steven Masley
51:24

Imagine what it’s like to have a loved one who means that world to you… someone you’ve spent years building memories with. And suddenly, they no longer remember who you are.

Imagine how heartbroken you’d be if a parent, friend, or the love of your life no longer recognizes your face. Sometimes memory loss take other shapes too. Maybe, they remember you, but no longer remember the time you spend with them right now. Their short-term memories simply get washed away every so often, and the person you know is no longer there.

This is a scary situation, and I only bring it up because I truly feel there is something we can do about this. I also feel that the vast majority of people have no idea just how pervasive these situations I’ve described above are in our world today. You’ll be shocked to discover just how rapidly conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss are skyrocketing to the very top of life-threatening disabilities today.

Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just a set of heartbreaking symptoms, it’s also a sequence of physical abnormalities in the brain that takes the lives of millions of people, and those numbers are sharply on the rise.

There’s no better person in the world to clue us all in to the current state of Alzheimer’s and other brain abnormalities than our guest today, Dr. Steven Masley. More importantly, there’s no better person who’s compiled clinically proven solutions to help end the epidemic of these brain diseases and usher in a greater world for all of us.

Today you’re going to discover The Better Brain Solution, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from brain diseases and cognitive decline. This is an important step in the process, and we’ve got a long way to go. But I’m confident that we can all make a huge difference together!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease compared to heart disease and cancer.
  • How insulin resistance affects our brain cells.
  • The 5 crucial keys to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (leaving even one out can increase your risk!).
  • What specific food can make your brain 11 years younger.
  • Why spices are an important part of any brain-healthy eating plan.
  • Which mushroom is clinically proven to have neuroprotective effects.
  • Why coffee has a bell-shaped curve of health benefits (coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers need to know this!).
  • The shocking relationship between pesticides and dementia.
  • Which alcoholic beverage can significantly reduce your risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
  • How stress plays a role in brain health.
  • What nitrosamines are and how they can damage our brains.
  • How you can quickly and easily test your current brain function.
  • The remarkables ways that sleep deprivation influences brain health.
  • How beta amyloid (“brain plaque”) formation gets accelerated in the brain.
  • Which form of exercise is most important for the brain.

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Dec 18, 2017
TMHS 258: Healthier Moms, Healthier Babies: The Surprising Facts About Childbirth - With Dr. Christiane Northrup
01:04:34

This might be one of the most important shows I’ve ever done. There really is nothing more important than harboring safe passage for our new babies into the world. And there’s nothing more important than making sure that moms are happy, healthy, and supported along the way.

Today, you’ll hopefully be a little shocked to find out how our conventional medical system has been failing families. You’re going to learn some statistics that will blow your mind! But, more importantly, hopefully you’ll be propelled to take action to help make changes for the positive. Whether it’s through your own birthing process, the birthing process of a significant other or family member, or sharing the information out to your community, we all can make a huge difference starting right now.

Dr. Christiane Northrup is an obstetrician and gynecologist with decades of experience. She’s also the bestselling author of several books and one of the world’s leading advocates for women’s health and wellness. She’s on the show today to share some of the most crucial information I’ve ever come across. Make no mistake, this episode is definitely not just for women. Everyone needs to learn from Dr. Northrup’s experience. I truly believe it can save lives, and make millions of lives exponentially better. It’s time to take better care of ourselves and our communities. Just click play, take good notes, and use what you learn to make a positive difference.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How childbirth has devolved into being a constant medical emergency.
  • Where the modern day hospital birthing position was developed (this is important!).
  • How a specific supportive presence during childbirth can reduce labor up to 50%.
  • The surprising truth about fetal monitoring.
  • Why we need to change our perception about the role men/partners play in the birthing process.
  • How epidurals affect the mother and child during birth.
  • The facts about why many hospitals are putting convenience before the safety of the mother.
  • How the c-section rates in the U.S. compare to other countries (you need to know this!).
  • Why induced labors have become so much more common today.
  • Why we need to reconsider when and how we cut the umbilical cord.
  • Important information regarding newborn baby circumcision.
  • The significant immune system benefits children receive by being born vaginally.
  • How the overuse of antibiotics is affecting us today.
  • The incredible ways that breastfeeding helps developing babies.
  • Whether or not breastfeeding will make breasts saggy long-term.
  • What you need to know about recent discoveries with vaccinations.
  • Whether or not having children when the mother is 35+ should be a major concern for families.
  • Which practical, but immensely valuable things can help support mothers during the first few weeks after childbirth.

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Dec 06, 2017
TMHS 257: The Keto Reset Diet: Burn More Fat & Become Metabolically Flexible - With Mark Sisson
01:18:48

You may be shocked to hear that most of us are terrible at burning fat today. It’s not because we’re not trying hard, it’s not because we’re not capable--it’s because our metabolism has been programmed to burn glucose instead of burning fat. Let me explain…

Since time immemorial, humans have survived with very little carbohydrates on our diet. Carbohydrates, as you’re probably aware, are the big gun behind spiking glucose and filling your cells with glucose reserves. Carbs fill your cellular piggy bank that you pinch off of all the time. If there’s easy access glucose available, that’s what you’re body’s going to burn for fuel. Burning fat is a much harder job, biochemically speaking. So, why in the world would your body go through the trouble to break down and spend stored body fat when it’s got so many glucose coins around? Short answer: It won’t.

This wouldn’t even be such a problem if it weren’t for the fact that we’re swimming in carb-dominant foods today. Some with a little longer history… potatoes, rice, beans, and sweet fruit. And some that we’re literally made up within the past few decades that have some folks strung out like Pookie in New Jack City… Pop Tarts, Honey Buns, Hot Pockets, Captain Crunch, Cheetos, and Oreo Cookies. I know each and every one of them well, for I, too, was a metaphorical Pookie. My cells were made of the remnants of Oreos and Pop Tarts, and I was a sugar-burner of the highest order. When the carbs weren’t coming in on a steady drip, I was lost. And I couldn’t workout enough to keep my body in balance. Enter my fat-burning revelation…

Once I learned that you can essentially reset your metabolic machinery to burn fat instead of glucose, I was able to workout LESS, eat MORE of the foods I loved, and have an even BETTER body composition than when I was logging in more hours at the gym.

Today’s episode is about one of the most effective ways to reset your body to burn fat for fuel. There are other ways to the prize, but this one can certainly be the most rewarding. It’s not just the benefits that you see with your body composition, but with improved cognitive function, greater levels of energy and stamina, reduced inflammation, and better health of your cells and organs overall. New York Times bestselling author Mark Sisson is on today to talk about The Keto Reset Diet and provide you with another tool you can add to your superhero utility belt. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How chronic cardio (and an accompanied high carbohydrate diet) eventually led Mark to a big wake up call.
  • Why we often think we should just “try harder” if we’re not getting the results we want.
  • What lifestyle factors endurance athletes should consider to effectively improve their results.
  • What a ketogenic diet actually is.
  • Why the human body is designed to efficiently store and burn body fat.
  • What it means to be metabolically flexible.
  • Why your body is far less likely to burn stored body fat if you’re constantly eating carbohydrates.
  • The truth about the amount of carbohydrates that humans evolved eating.
  • How eating candy and eating bread can have the same effect on your metabolism.
  • Which one becomes insulin resistant first: fat cells or muscle cells.
  • Why fruit was the perfect food to help humans fatten up as we evolved.
  • The surprising amount of ketones your body can produce each day.
  • The difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
  • Why keto strips are a poor indicator of healthy ketosis.
  • The impact that insulin has on ketosis.
  • Who needs to be more cautious when trying a ketogenic diet.
  • The benefits of MCT oil.
  • How stress can be a hindrance to a successful ketogenic diet.
  • What some of the biggest mistakes are that people make on a ketogenic diet.
  • Simple tests to see if you’re ready to take a deep dive into ketosis.
  • Why a fast metabolism might be the opposite of what you really need.
  • Why developing the SKILL of reading your appetite is so important (the cheesecake example!).
  • Why not having any food post-workout might carry some nice health benefits.
  • Where the Atkins Diet slipped up (hint: plastic cheese!).
  • The delicious healthy fats you can enjoy doing The Keto Reset Diet.
  • Whether or not exogenous supplemental ketones are effective.
  • What concerns you should have about nutrient deficiencies on a ketogenic diet.

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Dec 05, 2017
TMHS 256: Achieve Peak Performance And Stop Settling For Average - With Guest Jairek Robbins
01:14:18

In the words of Lauren Hill, “It could all be so simple… but you’d rather make it hard.” The action steps to creating the success we want, be it in our health, our career, our finances, or anything else, are unequivocally simple. But, every-single-day many of us fall flat on our faces trying to execute on the actions necessary.

Here’s the thing… nobody tripped us. Nobody pushed us down onto the floor. Dare I say, we actually trip ourselves? It’s like walking along throughout the day knowing that our shoes strings are untied. It’s just a matter of time before we stumble. Self-sabotage carries many different faces, and one of the most sinister is the face of unpreparedness.

On your path to achieving what you want, stuff is going to happen. It is what it is. And, if you’re not prepared, then you are metaphorically looking down at your shoes strings blowing in the wind as you decide to take off on a dead sprint. Face plant, here I come!

We’re typically not prepared to follow through on the simple action steps to get what we want because we have glaring holes in our game. Today, more than ever, those holes lie in one (or more) of five major categories - nutrition, fitness, mindset, sleep, and stress management. If you are not cultivating competence in these five key areas, it’s only a matter of time before you waive the white flag and forfeit your goals that are totally obtainable.

This simply doesn’t have to be your story. Learning the art and science of peak performance is the key to executing on the actions you need to take each day without conking out. Today we have on expert performance coach and bestselling author Jairek Robbins to give you the tools you need to live your best life and stop settling for average results.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your peer group is a huge determinant on your success in life.
  • Why asking a successful person to mentor you is a terrible idea (unless you do this one important thing).
  • How being too attached to outcomes can sabotage you.
  • What it means to be an example or a warning.
  • Why having an average life is not as good as you may think.
  • How tracking metrics in different areas of your life can dramatically improve your results.
  • How our emotional state is driven by choice.
  • Incredible insights and encouragement you can use to change your habits.
  • What it means to “turn towards” in your relationships.
  • Why it’s a good idea to create a backup version of your daily routine.
  • The truth about how to influence the people you care about to make positive changes.
  • Why many of us are treating ourselves like hostages each day.
  • How mindset, nutrition, breathwork, and exercise all play a crucial role in your success.

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Dec 02, 2017
TMHS 255: Reduce Body Fat & Increase Your Lifespan: The Surprising Benefits Of Walking
55:04

Bipedal walking is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of human beings. Unlike most other creatures (and especially other mammals), we are designed to travel around on our own two legs.

What’s so fascinating is that our ability to walk on two legs activates some pretty magnificent neuroendocrine programming. Walking makes essentially everything in your body work better. And although this has been postulated for a thousands of years, today we’ve got the science to prove it.

The benefits of walking have been touted since Hippocrates said that, “Walking is man’s best medicine.” That’s a pretty strong statement from the man who’s considered to be the Father of Modern Medicine. For him to make an assessment like that, walking would have to provide some pretty remarkable results. Was his tunic not wrapped right, or was he really on to something?

Even with rudimentary assessments you could see that walking made people feel better. Today, you’ll finally discover what’s going on behind the scenes, and just how much walking can lay out long-lasting benefits in your life. We tend to think of walking as a form of exercise, but it’s really a necessity that your DNA needs in order to keep you healthy. Yes, walking can help you shed some body fat (a pretty remarkable amount as you’ll learn), but the most inspiring benefits of walking have to do with the number of years that get added to your life. And when you discover how much the quality of those years is improved by walking, it will really get you laced up and walking your way to better health and fitness.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why walking is looked down upon in the fitness/athletic space.
  • Why walking is the #1 form of exercise the human body is designed for.
  • How pesticides actually cause health problems in the human body.
  • How barbell squats stack up against walking for human physiology.
  • The first big shift caused humans to dramatically reduce their walking.
  • The shocking impact that walking can have on belly fat.
  • Why walking is a “low hanging fruit” exercise.
  • How walking influences blood sugar and insulin sensitivity.
  • How quickly blood pressure can be improved with walking.
  • Why “quickie” workouts can be as effective as longer workouts.
  • How walking can have a huge influence on your genetic expression.
  • Why walking isn’t merely cardiovascular exercise.
  • How walking improves your immune system.
  • The shocking way that walking influences how long you live.
  • How to increase your longevity by utilizing different forms of exercise.
  • How walking can reduce stress-related hormones.
  • The specific ways that walking impacts your energy.
  • What interval walking is and how it boosts your benefits.

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Nov 28, 2017
TMHS 254: Build Unstoppable Self-Esteem, Reprogram Your Mind, And Make A Bigger Impact - With Tom Bilyeu
01:08:37

When we try to change our lives by trying to change our actions, we’ll often times find ourselves falling short. This is because trying to change our actions is like trimming the branches of the problem. The problem is still there (only prettier). The real change happens by targeting the roots. And the roots are your self-perception.

Every thought you think and corresponding action you take is based on the beliefs that you carry about yourself. Your mind is constantly playing a message to itself in the vein of, “I’m the type of person that…” You think, say, and do the things based on the type of person you believe yourself to be. Anything too far outside of those beliefs is generally off limits. And this is why change can be so hard.

The solutions starts with targeting those roots and “growing” your self-esteem. How can you have a new and better life if you don’t truly feel you’re worthy of a new and better life? Without doing an overhaul on your self-esteem and reprogramming your mental settings, you’ll find yourself self-sabotaging every step of the way. You’ll unknowingly be setting up boobietraps for yourself like that kid Data from the Goonies.

Today we have on the incredible Tom Bilyeu. Co-founder of the billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition, and superhero in the world of mindset, motivation, and impact. After you hear Tom’s story, you’ll know there isn’t anyone better to tell you what it takes to change your self-perception and create the life you really want. Listen in, take good notes, and, most importantly, apply what you learn. Tom is dropping straight jewels, so click play and dive right in!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why having a personal impact on the world matters.
  • Which medicinal mushroom is clinically proven to improve sleep.
  • How Tom’s desire for a film career parlayed into entrepreneurship.
  • How chasing money has significant pros and cons.
  • What passion brings to the table when creating a successful life.
  • How Quest Nutrition was born out of discontentment and not settling.
  • Why we all need to find a way to love the process.
  • How building a business is a lot like lifting weights.
  • The profound benefits from being a part of and/or growing a community.
  • How Michael Jordan’s “flu game” has a huge impact on Tom’s life.
  • Why there’s currently a pandemic of the body and a pandemic of the mind.
  • What inspired Tom to start investing in people and focus on helping others transform their mindset.
  • What Impact Theory means.
  • How to get out of a poverty mindset and cultivate a more positive, success-driven mindset.
  • Why humans always lead with belief.
  • Why you need to be careful about what you build your self-esteem around.
  • How to use “I’m the type of person that...” statements to change your life.
  • Why it’s important to give your beliefs legs.
  • How to overcome struggles with people not supporting your vision.

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Nov 22, 2017
TMHS 253: Getting Stronger With Progressive Overload & Building Your Relationship Muscles - With Jay Ferruggia
01:03:44

There are a lot of different ways to look at strength. The typical definition revolves around a capacity for exertion or endurance. You can see strength on the field, strength in the gym, and strength on the track in its various forms. But, there’s another definition of strength that is often overlooked. It’s the ability to resist force. Strength isn’t just exerting your force on the world, it’s also being strong enough to handle it when the world’s exerting its for on you. And that’s why you need to build other muscles besides the ones that make you look good in a T-shirt. That’s why I called in Jay Ferruggia.

Jay knows a thing or 500 about building muscles and getting stronger. Today he’s going to talk to you about progressive overload and other crucial things to help you keep getting fitter as the years roll on.

More importantly, Jay is going to drop some serious knowledge on building your relationship muscles, and how to ensure that you’re strong enough to handle it when the world decides to drop a flying elbow on you (cue Rick Flair hollering, “Woooooo!” right here). Your relationships (with yourself and others) is the real key to lasting health and success. Today you’ll uncover some hidden gems that are going to help you stay happy, healthy, and successful long into the future. It begins now, in the present, with the one and only Jay Ferruggia.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why the internet can be a strange and scary self-diagnosis machine.
  • How 80’s icons influenced Jay to go from a skinny-fat kid to musclebound beast.
  • Whether or not 3 days of training can get you better results than 6 days of training.
  • How Jay’s training has evolved over the years.
  • Why we might want to place a higher value on being functional and not just having nice muscles.
  • What progressive overload is and how it can help you improve for Years to come.
  • How to make slight adjustments to your lifts to keep you progressing.
  • How an injury forced me to stop overlooking things I know I was putting off.
  • Why women have certain advantages in weightlifting compared to men.
  • Why changing your body doesn’t change who you are by itself.
  • Why giving compliments and encouraging others is like doing reps for your character.
  • A simple tip to make sure you maintain a healthy social life.
  • How building and supporting community can create great benefits for your health and well-being.
  • How to use visualization to improve your relationships.
  • The top 5 MCs of all-time (facts only!).
  • Easy things to implement in your day to ensure better health and success.

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Nov 15, 2017
TMHS 252: Turn Your Struggle Into Strength & Ignite Your Transformation - With Shaun T.
01:13:40

Every second of everyday, our minds and bodies are transforming. Transformation is a part of life. But all transformations are not created equal.

Personally, I’ve transformed from a thriving athlete, into a couch potato with extra cheese and bacon bits. I’ve transformed from being incredibly self-centered, to dedicating my life each day to serving others. I’ve transformed many times in my life (as you have too!). Some for the good, and some for the not-so-good. But, the point is that transformation is a given. It’s always happening whether you realize it or not. And the key is to get out in front of that transformation to guide your mind, body, and spirit where you want it to be.

How we transform, and what we transform into, is up to us more than we may realize. Part of the challenge with transforming our lives for the better is due to the struggles that we carry from our past. The things we’ve been through may carry a tone of, “You’ll never be able to accomplish it.” “Who do you think you are?” “No one you know has ever done this before.” “You’re not _______ (good enough, talented enough, intelligent enough, etc. [just fill in the blank with the negative things we hear and tell ourselves]).”

Truly, transformation is an inside job that has to look those things right in the face and move past them. Marianne Williamson says, “It is our own thoughts that hold the key to miraculous transformation.” We have the power inside us, but we need the tools to bring it out.

There’s an art and science to transformation, and I know of no one better on the planet to help ignite the transformation in others than our guest today. He’s impacted the lives of literally millions of people around the world, helping them to get fit, helping them to move past their excuses, and helping them to transform their lives. Shaun T. is in the house today, and if you’re ready to move past the next 10 levels in your life, then click play, open your heart, and hear what he has to say.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How the Freshman 15 can become the Freshman 50.
  • How a six-pound weight loss can totally transform your health.
  • Why so many of us don’t want to be “seen” in a gym.
  • Which character traits Shaun had to develop to become a world-class fitness teacher.
  • How giving of yourself and serving others can help you heal personally.
  • The tragic childhood experience that shaped Shaun’s life early on.
  • How Shaun was able to turn his tragedy to triumph and help others in the process.
  • How we all develop secret superpowers from the struggles we go through.
  • Why it’s critical to love your “old self” while you’re creating your “new self”.
  • Why it’s crucial to move outside of your comfort zone and HOW to actually do it.
  • How changing up your exercise program helps to keep you fitter (and younger).
  • Why having more adventurous friends can boost your growth and success.
  • Why changing your inputs will change your outputs.
  • The profound reason you should do something uncomfortable each day.
  • Why people use busyness as a distraction.
  • Why time will no longer be the reason you can’t have the body and health you want.

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Nov 07, 2017
TMHS 251: Hidden Causes Of Digestive Issues & The Bloat Cure - With Dr. Robynne Chutkan
01:05:51

It’s time for a gut check.

Even the smallest digestive problems can be a sign of some bigger issues bubbling up. Although you may not have any noticeable symptoms of digestive distress, and instead have skin issues, struggles with your energy, joint pain, or other health challenges, today you’ll discover how many of those things are connected to the action happening in your belly.

One of the glaring issues we might notice when digestion is a little (or a lot) off is a distended belly. Being bloated is not fun, and it definitely does not make us feel sexier. Today, you’ll learn a plethora of ways to knock bloating out for good. We have the author of the bestselling books The Bloat Cure, Gut Bliss, and The Microbiome Solution, Dr. Robynne Chutkan. She’s a wealth of knowledge on a subject that we all need to be more informed about. Just push play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why the topic of bloating needs a greater focus by the medical and health community.
  • How I personally struggled with bloating.
  • The surprising way that conventional treatment of acid reflux can damage digestive health.
  • What your body’s microbiome represents.
  • How antibiotic use can lead to significant digestive problems.
  • The action steps you need to take if your doctor ever recommends antibiotics.
  • Why alcohol consumption might be playing a role in your digestive health.
  • How dairy products can lead to bloating.
  • The interesting difference between the male and female digestive systems.
  • How the menstrual cycle can affect digestion and bloating.
  • Why being in an improper pooping position can cause digestive distress and bloating.
  • The role that water plays in proper digestion.
  • Why yeast organisms can be healthy, benign, or problematic.
  • What’s happening with the rates of colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  • How antibiotic use is it linked to autoimmune diseases.
  • How the hygiene hypothesis has influenced healthy human bacteria populations.
  • What molecular mimicry is and how it’s connected to autoimmune disease.
  • How stress can lead to bloating and digestive problems.
  • What essential role your gallbladder plays in digestive health.

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Nov 06, 2017
TMHS 250: How To Move Past Your Programming
01:09:30

Have you ever thought about how much humans are like computers? We have hardware. We have software. We can catch viruses. We process data in the form of everything from food to ideas. And, like a computer, our real power shows when we link up with other computers around the planet to affect change.

Now that we know how similar humans are to computers, let me ask you a question. Have you ever thought about who programmed you?

Yep, just like a computer, you get programmed to execute specific functions in a specific way. Your programming, most of which was done at an early age, creates the parameters by which you will live your life. Your programming creates the beliefs you carry about what you’re capable of, how you will interact with other people’s programming, and, most importantly, how you perceive reality.

Your perception is your reality. We unconsciously create a world to affirm all of the ideas we’re programmed with. We are built that way. And, if you ever try to move up against the barriers of that programming, you’re bound to short-circuit or reset to your default programming (Ctrl-Alt-Del). So, why in the world would we want to change our programming anyway?

Well, your programming can be the reason that you have such a tough time staying away from cupcakes (that was me!). Your programming can be the culprit behind some of the terrible decisions you make in your relationships. Your programming can also be controlling how much money you have in your bank account (and how quickly you find creative ways to grow your money or if money runs from you like MC Hammer after doing The Addams Family soundtrack).

Your programming determines the thoughts you think, the actions you take, and the way you live your life each moment. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to choose your own programming so that you’re thinking, believing, and doing more of the things that are serving you? When it all boils down to it, change can be next to impossible if we don’t hop in an reattach a few wires in our minds that have been unconsciously directing our lives. Today’s show is all about identifying some of these faulty programs, and putting in some new ones to start seeing some better results. Let’s go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How a lot of our beliefs get programmed into us as children.
  • Why self-sabotage is a real thing.
  • Simple strategies to help you retrain your tastebuds.
  • Why starting a new exercise program is actually a significant stressor.
  • Why blaming others intrinsically takes our power away.
  • How your health gives you a competitive advantage.
  • Why money is connected to a primal fear humans have.
  • How to change your money thermostat.
  • Why acknowledging positive and negative examples in our lives is so helpful.
  • How the environment you’re in determines your actions around money.
  • A simple exercise to help you increase your financial fitness.
  • What character traits are incredibly attractive.
  • How standards play a huge role in relationship success.

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Nov 01, 2017
TMHS 249: Foods That Are Fighting Against Us And The Plant Paradox - With Dr. Steven Gundry
01:05:27

This is a whole new definition of food fighting.

Whether we realize it or not, plants don’t necessarily want to end up on your plate. And, as you’ll discover today, they’ve developed highly sophisticated means of making sure their species lives on. Now, for many of the foods we eat today, humans have been breeding some of these plants defenses out of them. While several other plants have chemical weapons that are stronger than ever.

On today’s show we have New York Times bestselling author Dr. Steven Gundry. He went from being one of the most successful and sought after heart surgeons in the world, to completely shifting his focus to treating his patients with food. Why? Because it worked!

Buckle your seatbelt, and prepare to have your paradigm changed. This one is definitely a game-changer in more ways than one. Most importantly, this can be the moment you find real solutions for some nagging health issues. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why nutrition programs at universities teach health principles that simply don’t work.
  • The incredible story of how Dr. Gundry went from a world famous heart surgeon to treating his patients with nutrition instead.
  • Where to find the source of most autoimmune diseases.
  • Why some plants are innately driven to protect themselves from being eaten.
  • What lectins actually are.
  • How lectins can harm your nervous system.
  • The surprising way that living plants respond to being eaten.
  • How plants ensure that their “babies” live on.
  • The remarkable way that plants communicate to animals that see in color.
  • How food marketers manipulate our primal senses to get you to buy fake food.
  • Which compounds found in wheat (in addition to lectins) are proven to cause health problems for humans.
  • Whether or not brown rice and other “whole grain” foods are healthier than their white alternative versions (this is fascinating!).
  • Why standard quinoa dishes are not as healthy as they’re cracked up to be.
  • How a pressure cooker can be a superhero against villainous lectins.
  • How lectins are influenced by the fermentation process.
  • Why going gluten-free can make you more sensitive to gluten.
  • What our 4 natural lines of defense against lectins are.
  • The surprising reason why peppers are spicy to humans.
  • What actually enables all species of animals to digest plants.
  • Which common over-the-counter drugs can poke holes in your digestive lining.
  • Simple (but critical) strategies to knock out lectins from your favorite foods.

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Oct 25, 2017
TMHS 248: The Power Of Vulnerability And Taking Off Our Masks - With Lewis Howes
01:17:26

There’s a Japanese proverb that says, “You have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.”

This statement reflects something beautiful, chilling, and very real about how we operate as human beings. We all wear masks. And it’s not a bad thing.

We put on masks to accentuate different parts of our character. Sometimes you might put on the mask of a strong leader, while at other times you wear the mask of a humble servant. You might put on the mask of the tough guy or girl to draw a line in the sand and get your point across, while at other times you wear the mask of the vulnerability, letting your guard down to whatever life may bring.

We can pick these masks up and put them down. It’s healthy, it’s natural, and it’s embedded in how we connect. But, what happens when a mask gets stuck on? First of all, please know that you’ve definitely had this happen before! For me, I think of Jim Carrey in the movie The Mask. At first this incredible mask gives him superhuman abilities… then, over time, the mask takes over his life. He loses himself, and taking the mask off seems impossible. The danger of getting a mask stuck on is that you can forget that it’s just a mask, and it’s not all of who you are.

Today we’re going to dive into some of the most valuable insights you’ll ever come across when it comes to your own inner psychology. New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes is here to share the goods on how we can instantly cultivate a better relationship with ourselves, our loved ones, and the world at large. Right now is the time to see the true reflection of ourselves so that we can be empowered in our choices, confident in who we really are, and capable of change when we need it. Simply click play, listening deeply, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the most important relationship is in your life.
  • Why unwarranted aggression is often a sign of a deeper problem.
  • How vulnerability can open the door for real strength.
  • Why you can still feel unhappy after accomplishing your biggest goals.
  • How sharing your hardships and dark secrets can make people connect with you even more.
  • The shocking rates that men commit homicide and suicide compared to women.
  • How having an “8 Mile moment” can free you from worry about what other people think of you.
  • What women can do to help the men in their life open up, connect, and have better relationships.
  • What the “Stoic Mask” is and how it affects our lives.
  • How our thoughts can lead to devastating illnesses.
  • Why the masks we wear can actually be very helpful in our lives.
  • Why we tend to identify great athletes as great men (even when that might not be the case).
  • How focusing on material things can be inspiring (and how it can backfire).
  • How many of our masks are fitted onto us as kids.
  • Why giving and receiving affection can be tough for many people.
  • How acknowledgement drives many of our decisions.
  • The powerful acknowledgment exercise you can do RIGHT NOW to change lives.

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Oct 18, 2017
TMHS 247: Whole Grain Deception And Getting Undoctored - With William Davis, M.D.
01:08:51

With all of our apparent advancements in medicine (screening, drugs, vaccines, surgeries, etc.) you would think that the rates of chronic diseases would be going down. But they’re not. In fact, since many of today’s standard treatments hit the scenes decades ago, disease rates have been on the rise, without any sign of letting up.

Somewhere, somehow, conventional medicine missed the mark. It’s the biggest, baddest billion-dollar system in the United States. Yet, millions of people are struggling each day to receive any true health solutions from it. Today’s our opportunity to look at exactly what’s happening inside of our healthcare system, and, most importantly, what we can actually do about it.

Dr. William Davis has been there… performing thousands of surgical procedures and seeing the same folks coming in again and again searching for lasting help. Though, all he could do was provide temporary solutions. Through his own health crisis, and searching outside of the failing healthcare system to help his patients, he was able to transform his health along with countless other people. Now, he’s the NY Times bestselling author of one of the most read and highest praised books of the decade. After Wheat Belly hit the shelves, thousands upon thousands of stories began flooding in from people all over the world who were regaining their health from the grips of chronic illness. Diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, obesity, and more, were not only seeing vast improvement, but many people were completely cured (with Wheat Belly to thanks for it). Everything was obviously looking up, but there was one glaring problem…

There were also countless stories of patients telling their physician about Wheat Belly and wanting to work to get off their medications or avoid surgery by practicing what they were learning, but their doctor would simply brush them off. “That’s not proven.” “It’s too risky.” “It won’t work for you.” These are some of the things they’d hear.

The reality, however, is that the science was proven, it was all far less risky than the drugs or surgery they were facing, and it was working for so many people that, today, it’s literally changed the way our society looks at healthcare.

The change is happening, but it may not be happening fast enough. Thankfully, Dr. Davis is back on The Model Health Show today to talk about what it means to be Undoctored, and how to address some of the biggest issues with our healthcare system right now. Several things you are about to learn will probably shock you. But in order to find a solution, we have to know exactly what we’re dealing with. You’re about to receive some huge insights into what it takes to be empowered and successful in your healthcare decisions. Just tune in, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the #1 expense on our economy is.
  • Why using scare tactics and separatism to get people to be healthy can backfire.
  • Whether or not removing wheat from your diet can cause nutrient deficiencies.
  • What the real enemy of the healthcare system is.
  • Which organizations fund nutrition programs in colleges and medical schools (this is shocking!).
  • Why humans are physiologically unequipped to eat grasses.
  • How conventional wheat products are making millions of people sick and overweight (you need to know this!).
  • How long humans have actually been consuming grains.
  • What anthropologists can tell us about how grains impacted human development.
  • The alarming way that grains are tied to suicide.
  • Why whole grains are better for you than refined grains in some ways and worse in others.
  • How to more accurately track your blood sugar.
  • How doctors are incentivized to prescribe drugs and do unnecessary procedures.
  • Why our access to health resources has grown exponentially.
  • Why you’ll be paying high rates for health insurance even if you’re healthy.
  • Whether or not the movie What The Health is accurate about sugar-related science.
  • What you can do right now to become Undoctored.

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Oct 14, 2017
TMHS 246: How To Create Prosperity - With Dr. Pedram Shojai
54:25

What does prosperity mean to you? For many of us, when we hear the word prosperity, we tend to think in terms of finances… but it is really so much more than that.

William Shakespeare said, “Prosperity’s the very bond of love.” It’s what holds us together. Prosperity is the glue that enables us to grow and evolve on so many different levels. And a little secret to remember is that prosperity is developed from the inside out and from the outside in.

As you’ll discover today, the prosperity of our planet and our communities has a huge impact on your own personal prosperity. Plus, you’ll get to see how simple changes in your mindset and personal choices can deeply impact the rest of the world in a real way.

New York Times bestselling author and filmmaker Dr. Pedram Shojai is here to shed some light on the dark places in our lives, and help lift us to a new level of prosperity. It’s literally a guarantee if you take action on what you learn today. The power is in your hands to affect change in the world in more ways than you know. So, tune in, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What literally creates every cell in your body (something we overlook all the time!).
  • How a type of fungus is helping to deal with one of the world’s largest pollution problems.
  • Why using film is a powerful, and necessary means to eliminate some of our toughest problems.
  • How popular media is preying on our perceived weaknesses.
  • Why where you choose to bank can help solve some of our environmental and social issues.
  • How the work you do can be undermining your health.
  • What it means to adjust your daily burn-rate.
  • How conscious companies that are bought by traditional big businesses start to “infect their hosts”.
  • How organic gardening can actually help alleviate our global warming crisis.
  • Why we’re constantly trading time, money and energy in our lives.
  • Why fair-trade, organic brands currently have a shelf space disadvantage.
  • What prosperity really means.
  • What important questions you need to ask yourself when creating a life of prosperity.
  • Why everything you do has a wake behind it.
  • How to start moving past scarcity consciousness.
  • How connecting to your “why” gives you a whole new level of commitment and execution.

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Oct 11, 2017
TMHS 245: 7 Stranger Things That Make You Smarter
01:04:36

Our intelligence is not static. It’s something that can expand, evolve, and develop as long as we are alive and kicking. But, your brain (being the complex muscle that it is) needs exercise. If you don’t use it, you lose it. And I mean that quite literally.

Neuroplasticity shows us that our brains can literally rewire themselves and create new connections no matter where we are in life. It just needs the opportunity to do the amazing things it’s capable of. And, as you’ll discover today, not using your brain in new and novel ways can lead to cognitive decline. So, exercise your brain, so that you can flex your mental muscles for a lifetime!

Just like your body gets used to the same exercise, so does your mind. So, this episode is dedicated to giving you some stranger things (backed by science) that can make you smarter than ever. It’s the little things that can often make a big difference. If you’re willing to experiment, and get outside your comfort zone, you just might find some superpowers that you didn’t even know existed. So, whether you’re 11 or 111, hopefully these tips will broaden your horizons and help you live the life you’re destined for.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The weird reason I'm not a big fan of horror films.
  • One of the only supplements proven to improve your memory in clinical trials.
  • How the left and right sides of your brain operate differently.
  • How to instantly activate more of your brain by using your non-dominant side.
  • Why it might not be a good idea to force your child to be ambidextrous.
  • How occasionally altering your daily routine can exercise your mind.
  • Simple ways to switch up your habits to enhance your results.
  • The surprising benefits that dancing has on your brain.
  • What activities are shown clinically to reduce your risk of dementia.
  • How different stages of sleep affect memory and cognition.
  • The real reason why alcohol disrupts sleep quality.
  • The surprising pros and cons of watching television.
  • The little known ways that reading makes you more intelligent.
  • How vocalizing and teaching someone else actually helps you to learn better.

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Oct 04, 2017
TMHS 244: Immunomodulation, Adaptogens, And Healing Mushrooms - With Tero Isokauppila
01:09:06

The future of medicine is really the past of medicine. I know that sounds pretty deep... but hear me out.

We have records that at least two thousand years ago, physicians were prescribing medicinal mushrooms to their patients. Viral infection, headache, low libido… you name it. Medicinal mushrooms ranked at the top of the list in effectiveness for most illnesses. Now, here’s the rub. They also prescribed them to patients to help keep from being sick in the first place (not just when they had a problem).

It’s a very different model today, where our healthcare practitioners profit only when you are sick. Contrast that with the practitioner of old, who was paid to keep you well. One of these approaches needs more sick people around. The other one is single-focused on doing what it takes to keep you healthy.

The irony is that today’s physician is unknowingly prescribing drugs from fungi too. A sizeable percentage of the top pharmaceutical drugs are derived from mushrooms and other fungi (you’ve heard of penicillin, right?). They have been studied and used because they work. The problem with the pharmaceutical model, however, is the rampant occurrence of side effects. They’re obviously not using the thing found in nature as practitioners did in the past. Instead, they isolate, isolate, isolate until it’s just a shadow of it’s former self (and shadows can be pretty creepy as it is).

Today we’re going to look at exactly why medicinal mushrooms are so effective that Big Pharma loves them. But, more importantly, we’ll be diving in on the very best mushrooms to utilize to keep you healthy in the first place… without side effects (unless you count being more awesome as a side effect). Tero Isokauppila is back on the show to blow your mind with practical tips, clinically proven data, and even a recipe for chocolate mousse that can help protect you from the common cold and more. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why exercise benefits several areas of our lives.
  • The surprising amount of pharmaceutical drugs that utilize fungi.
  • How mushrooms and human DNA are related.
  • What immunomodulation means.
  • Why some substances can act like caffeine for your immune system.
  • What natural killer cells are and how medicinal mushrooms train them.
  • How a food or herb can be classified as an adaptogen.
  • Which medicinal mushroom is amazing for your skin.
  • How medicinal mushrooms are able to create vitamin D like humans do.
  • Which mushroom is best for stress reduction and clinically proven to improve sleep.
  • What the "three treasures" are in Chinese medicine.
  • Which medicinal mushroom features the potent anticancer compound PSK.
  • Why mushrooms are the original worldwide web.
  • Why some mushrooms are actually great for fighting fungal infections.
  • Which mushroom has been found to be effective for supporting weight loss.
  • Whether or not medicinal mushrooms are safe for kids and pregnant mothers.
  • How your respiratory system can be protected with a specific mushroom.
  • Whether or not you should be using medicinal mushrooms in a daily basis.

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Oct 02, 2017
TMHS 243: How To Improve Your Digestion WITHOUT Changing Your Diet
01:02:01

Digestion might be one of the most miraculous processes in the universe.

If you think about it rationally, it’s a really, really strange and powerful phenomenon. Digestion is basically the process of taking something that’s outside of your body, and somehow, someway, it becomes a part of you…

From there, the food lives on through you in a different form. You are a walking, talking patchwork quilt of all the things you’ve eaten over the years. Pretty weird, right? But it’s also pretty amazing!

Now, when I say the things you’ve eaten over the years, that doesn’t mean that your body is still carrying cells from all of those gluten-free pumpkin muffins you ate over the holidays 2-years ago (oh, that’s just me, huh?). Your body’s cells are being renewed from the nutrients you give it all the time, that’s why there’s always an opportunity to right the ship, and make your body out of awesome stuff. But, the story doesn’t just stop there…

There’s a lot more to digestion than the food you eat. Even if you’re deciding to eat healthier food, your investment might be short-changed if you’re not honoring some of the life-changing things you’ll be learning about today.

Dr. Jillian Teta, the author of the hit book Natural Solutions for Digestive Health, is back on the show to help us process the little known things that make our digestion tick (beyond the food we eat!). So, if you’re eating a healthy diet but still not seeing the results you want, or if you’re not interested in changing your diet much at all, but still want to feel good and have strong digestive firepower, then this show will deliver the goods. Just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why the inside of your gut is sort of like a rain forest.
  • What the enteric nervous system is (this is important!).
  • Which important compounds the bacteria and cells in your gut are making for you.
  • Three reasons people need digestive support beyond basic dietary changes.
  • Why eating in your car might be hampering your digestion.
  • Why the pace in which you eat can either enhance or depress your digestive function.
  • The impact that chewing has on your overall digestion.
  • What it means to be an angry eater.
  • The simple science on why social media is so addictive.
  • Why movement = better digestive movement.
  • The importance of establishing a bathroom routine (especially if you need home court advantage!).
  • When and how to take antibiotics (this is crucial!).
  • What to look for when buying probiotics.
  • Whether or not prebiotics are important for supporting gut health.

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Sep 27, 2017
TMHS 242: 6 Crucial Keys To Long-Term Fitness & The Science Of Motivation
55:42

When you understand motivation, you finally take the training wheels off on your ride to success.

If you can actually hone in on why we do the things that we do, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Without motivation, even the smallest tasks feel gargantuan. But, with motivation, there comes an overflow of focus and energy that puts conquering great feats on automatic.

We’ve all done it. There’s something we say we want to accomplish… something with our fitness, our career, our relationship, etc… but our actions don’t really match up to the result we say we want. Maybe we started with ample motivation in the beginning, but it has shriveled up like it’s too cold outside. We typically try again with similar results, or just give up and tell ourselves that the goal wasn’t that important to begin with. Motivation wains, and with it, so does our results.

Today you’re going to learn the science of motivation. We’re going to take a peek behind the curtain of your psyche and help you to do more of the things that you really want to do in your life. We should all be better able to understand what makes us tick, and that’s what this episode is all about. Being fit and healthy long-term boils down to applying specific mechanics. But you won’t do those mechanics if your motivation decides to bail on you when you need it most. The tips and insights you’ll learn today will definitely be valuable for a lifetime. So, click play, listen in, and let your motivation light you on fire!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why the mechanics of getting fit are easy, but it can still be difficult to do them.
  • The surprising way that caffeine functions in the human body (and how it affects body fat).
  • The critical difference between motivation and inspiration.
  • How leveraging the mirror neurons in your brain can help you to stay motivated.
  • Why we get emotional watching other people go through things (even though it’s not happening to us).
  • Why creating positive habits is still a stress on your brain.
  • The shocking way that music affects your performance during a workout.
  • How music influences our perception of pain.
  • Why peeling-the-onion and getting to the core of your desire to be fit can be game-changing.
  • What the observer effect is and how it impacts our behavior.
  • How to use social media to keep yourself accountable.
  • What social comparison theory is.
  • The most important things to know when selecting a workout partner.

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Sep 20, 2017
TMHS 241: Eliminating Your Body's Unwanted Waste & Taking The Taboo Out Of Poo - With Bobby Edwards
59:58

The well known phrase “you are what you eat” isn’t entirely accurate. This is because everything you eat doesn’t become “you”. And thank goodness for that!

A lot of what you eat doesn’t make the cut as far as building materials, and it has to be eliminated. If that eliminatory process is hindered in any way, trouble starts brewing fast. Your digestion, assimilation, and elimination is the very foundation of your health. Yet, the elimination factor isn’t talked about nearly enough today. Poo is taboo, and it’s becoming a big problem.

So many chronic illnesses are tied to poor elimination. Obvious things like constipation and hemorrhoids, but also not-so-obvious things like chronic fatigue and cancer. Today we’re covering some of the big issues with conventional methods of poop behavior (this might be the first time that “poop behavior” has been written, by the way), plus one of the most remarkable solutions that’s already helping countless people improve their health. Bobby Edwards is leading the charge in the mission to get folks educated about elimination, and he’s here today to share his family’s story, plus some game-changing insights that can support your health for a lifetime.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What elimination means on a deeper level.
  • Why fats are critical for the “brain” of your cells.
  • Why the Squatty Potty was born out of necessity.
  • How the human bowel is actually designed to prevent unwarranted pooping.
  • Why squatting is the optimal position to completely eliminate waste.
  • Why modern day toilets present a host of potential health issues.
  • How straining on the toilet can be linked to cardiovascular problems.
  • Why there are often books or magazines in modern day bathrooms.
  • What hemorrhoids are (and what causes them).
  • How your pelvic floor works and what happens during prolapse.
  • The shocking rates of diverticulosis and how likely people are to get it.
  • How constipation is intimately linked to colon cancer.
  • Whether or not adding more fiber will help to improve your health.
  • What tends to cause constipation when you travel.
  • What safe, smart solution you can use to ensure you’re pooping properly when you’re on the road.
  • How your gut bacteria actually change when you change time zones.

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Sep 13, 2017
TMHS 240: Happiness Vs. Pleasure And The Hacking Of The American Mind - With Dr. Robert Lustig
01:05:40

Do you remember the scene in the movie The Matrix where the main character Neo wakes up from his incubated sleep covered in pink goo? It wasn’t the goo that was alarming (strangely enough) it was the fact that he woke up to a very different reality than the one he believed in. He thought that his decisions were his own, he thought that he was free to choose his beliefs and path in life, and he thought that he was free. The truth was that it was all an illusion, and his mind had been hacked by those who saw fit to use him. But hey… that’s just an interesting movie plot isn’t it? Nothing like that could ever happen in real life… right?

Today you’re going to hear from neuroendocrinologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Robert Lustig about what he refers to as The Hacking of the American Mind. Now, this hacking isn’t reserved solely for Americans, it’s a phenomenon that’s shared amongst all of the developed nations in the world, and rapidly percolating its way into the undeveloped world as well. Dr. Lustig makes the case that many of the things we’ve accepted as normal are anything but. For example, you may think that you have the freewill to choose the food that you eat, the entertainment you consume, and the beliefs you uphold, but there’s a bigger story behind the scenes. And this story has a lot to do with battle between pleasure and happiness.

Now, I used the word battle because, as you’ll discover today, these two things are not synonymous, and they most definitely lead to different outcomes in our lives. In many ways, this is the best time to be alive. Yet, with the changing landscape comes new problems and new challenges to overcome. The faster we become aware of them, the faster we can hop out of the matrix and live life doing all of the cool stuff that we were really born to do. So, with that I'd like to introduce you to the incredible Dr. Robert Lustig!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the "internet black hole" is.
  • What vanishing calorie density means.
  • Why Dr. Lustig decided to become a neuroendocrinologist.
  • The crucial differences between pleasure and happiness.
  • How addiction happens in the brain.
  • The science behind why it's easier than ever to be unhappy today.
  • Why the stress hormone cortisol is not the bad guy it's been made out to be.
  • How different parts of the brain are influenced by stress.
  • Why addiction and depression are connected.
  • How the American mind is being hacked.
  • The difference between marketing and propaganda (this is important!).
  • The 4 C's for optimizing health and happiness.
  • One key element that social media lacks compared to face to face interaction.
  • Why cell phones are like having a slot machine in your pocket.
  • The truth about exercise and weight loss.

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Sep 05, 2017
TMHS 239: Everyday Enlightenment And Getting Stronger Through Change - With Dan Millman
57:03

How often do you read good fiction books? There was a stretch of maybe half a decade where I, although an avid reader, avoided reading any fiction because I believed that it was not productive. I read countless nutrition books, books on fitness, books on personal development, and more. They all contained a lot of facts and theories (which were great) but I was missing on something really special for my life.

Luckily, a few years back after the poking and prodding or several people, I picked up a book called The Alchemist and it shined a bright light in a part of my mind that I had been neglecting. Little did I know that there was significant research touting the benefits of reading fiction. You can see marked changes in the brain, bolstered creativity, and so much more that the average person isn’t informed about. My rekindled love of fiction eventually led me to one of my favorite authors, Dan Millman, which is why I’m so excited to share this with you today! One of Dan’s books, that I read several years ago, still sits on my nightstand to this day (well, until I picked it up and brought it to the studio with me to record this).

Thanks to Dan and other amazing authors, I’ve been able to foster new connections in my mind, paint more vibrant pictures than ever before, and I know it’s helped me to connect and relate with others so much more. If you’re not reading fiction books every now and then, I think this will be very inspirational in you doing so. Whether it’s physical books or audiobooks, storytelling (and story listening) is one of the things that makes us more human, and keeps our minds open to the possibility of everything. Dan is a remarkable person with a remarkable story. So, just click play, listen deeply, and soak it all in. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising benefits that reading fiction has on your brain.
  • Why it’s important to be strong in multiple directions.
  • What luck really is.
  • What inspired Dan to write book that imbues fiction with autobiography.
  • What it means to be a Peaceful Warrior.
  • How paradox exists in all aspects of our lives.
  • Why embracing the concept of change can quickly transform your life.
  • Why comparing yourself to others can lead to suffering and how today’s social media explosion can add even more fuel to the fire.
  • How self-acceptance can be a way to inner peace.
  • Why everything you do matters.
  • How giving up can still lead to success (as long as you do this one key thing!).
  • What Dan does to stay vital and healthy at 71-years old (he’s still doing handstands and somersaults!).

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Sep 04, 2017
TMHS 238: The Science Of Cravings: Serotonin, Dopamine, And Cheetos
01:27:05

The word “craving” has a lot of meanings in our language. To sum it all up, it can range from a small internal whisper, to a deep, burning desire for something. We can crave achievement, love, drugs, food, and so much more. In fact, cravings are at an all-time high today. There are more things than ever to crave, more access to them, and more things designed to keep you coming back.

Today we’re going to dissect what cravings actually are. You’re going to understand the science of cravings and be able to see them in a whole new way. You’re also going to find that cravings are not so black and white as many health experts have made them out to be. There can be 50 shades of grey for cravings (please don’t take that analogy too far like my mind just did) and this powerhouse episode is all about learning how to traverse them. Cravings will come and cravings will go, but there’s a special message inside of each of them. So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What cravings actually are.
  • The intelligent system in our bodies that controls our appetite and cravings.
  • Why your hypothalamus is the master gland in your body.
  • Which hormones regulate your hunger and satiety.
  • How cravings are related to homeostasis (balance in your body).
  • Which neurotransmitter has a significant role in cravings and reward.
  • The surprising way that serotonin relates to cravings.
  • How the function of our hunger and cravings can be influenced while we're in the womb.
  • The key differences between hunger and cravings.
  • How cravings and habits are related.
  • The biggest nutritional cause of cravings.
  • Why there are different forms of the same nutrients.
  • Which breakfast food will lead to increased cravings throughout the day.
  • How food scientist figured out how to make you crave more of their product.
  • What cravings for salty foods could be signaling.
  • Where to find the most important electrolytes in foods.
  • The #1 macronutrient that helps reduce cravings.
  • Whether or not we should give in to our cravings (this is important!).
  • The surprising ways that chocolate affects our appetite.
  • How sleep deprivation influences hunger.
  • How to reduce cravings and improve sleep by exercising at a specific time.
  • What cardio compensation is.
  • How exercise influences our brain and appetite.
  • What type of exercise stimulates appetite and what type of exercise reduces it.
  • The truth about stress eating and how stress impacts our cravings.

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Aug 29, 2017
TMHS 237: Emotional Intelligence And Developing Altered Traits - With Dr. Daniel Goleman
01:05:45

For many of us, we believe that our past = our future. We often carry a subconscious belief that no matter what we do, things will always be just more of the same.

Even as we grow older, there’s a tendency to replay just slightly different versions of the same year over and over again. But, as Robin Sharma said, we want to catch ourselves in the act of this craziness and, “don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”

So, how do we actually break the mold and change the course and direction of our lives if we want to? How do we change our experience of life as a whole, and live a life of more health, happiness, and fulfillment? Well, as you’ll discover today, it all intrinsically happens when you alter what’s happening inside of you, not outside of you. When you learn how to alter your traits, you learn how to live an altered reality.

You may have lived your life as a victim for some time. You might have felt weak and incapable in a life with so many burdens and obstacles. But by altering your traits, you can (from the inside out) live life with more strength, power, and perseverance than you could’ve ever dreamed possible. That’s because it was the old you who was doing the dreaming, and not the upgraded version of yourself who’s ready and waiting dormant inside each and every cell in your body.
Now the questions is: how to we actually develop altered traits? For that, I’d like to introduce you to world renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Goleman.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The difference between genetic traits and personality traits.
  • How our environment can change our traits.
  • How meditation can influence heart health.
  • What emotional intelligence really means.
  • Which capacity reigns supreme in IQ versus EQ.
  • Whether or not you're emotional intelligence can be changed.
  • What it means to have cognitive control.
  • What mirror neurons are and how they were accidentally discovered.
  • How conventional psychology can fall short in helping people to be healthy and happy.
  • Why meditation is like going to the gym for your brain.
  • What it means to have wholesome traits of being.
  • How having a sense of purpose influences your health and well-being.
  • What mindfulness is.
  • How multitasking affects our performance.
  • The type of meditation that grows your level of compassion.
  • The 3 kinds of empathy.
  • How "olympic level meditators" have brains that are different from the average person.
  • What an amygdala hijack is and why we need to better manage our amygdala today.
  • How meditation influences brain aging.
  • What some of the proven, valuable benefits of meditation are.

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Aug 23, 2017
TMHS 236: UNDEFEATED: Strengthen Your Body, Mind, And Confidence - With Laila Ali
54:14

I love the quote from Marianne Williamson that says, “With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.”

How much does confidence really play into our lives? Well, if we take a step back we can see that confidence plays a major role in ALL of the decisions we make. Humans don’t act without an underlying sense of confidence. We have confidence in simple things like our ability to walk out our front door and successfully make it to our job. And we have confidence in bigger things like telling someone you love them for the first time, choosing the right college to attend, or going after the dream career we really want. How much confidence we carry will decide how strongly we approach all these things, or even if we decide do them at all!

Here’s the thing… confidence is a learned behavior. Sure, there are outliers that have a genetically higher tolerance for risk, but for the most part, the most confidence people on the planet built that confidence by doing the work. Now, the question is, what does that work actually entail? How can we all build our confidence so that we are showing up better in our work, in our relationships, and in our health practices? To answer that, I decided to bring on one of the most confident people I know. She’s an undefeated world champion, she’s been successful in everything from boxing, to dancing, to hosting network television, to being a mom (which can be the most demanding thing on confidence of all!). She’s here today on The Model Health Show to share her story, and to share how she was able to build her confidence despite meeting adversity around many corners. Just click play, listen in, and enjoy this conversation with the one and only Laila Ali.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Laila first became interested in boxing (and it’s not what you think!).
  • Why doing work that you love doesn’t really feel like work.
  • The little known outside the ring battles that challenged Laila during her boxing career.
  • Why it can be difficult to uncover what you’re passionate about when you enter a new chapter of your life.
  • What inspired Laila to focus on creating a new career in health & wellness.
  • Why confidence is so important, and how to build it!
  • What Laila’s #1 fear is (yep, it’s the fear that a champion would have!).
  • How valuable failure really is and how it improves our lives.
  • Why Laila doesn’t follow any diet framework 100% (this is important!).

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Aug 15, 2017
TMHS 235: Epigenetics And The Biology Of Belief - With Dr. Bruce Lipton
01:24:15

I remember watching a lecture from Dr. Bruce Lipton along with my wife and mother-in-law many years ago. After it was over, I saw the tears rolling down my mother-in-laws face as she was overwhelmed with emotion.

You see, she had been helping people from all walks of life to better themselves mind, body, and spirit for decades. I’d never meet anyone who was as loved and admired as her before, and I was always intrigued by the love that came from everyone’s mouth when they spoke of her.

She endured so much that most people never saw… and all that she went through enabled her to give at a level most people never experienced until they meet her. And, during that lecture from Dr. Lipton, she realized that what she believed all along was true… If you can help people to heal their minds and beliefs, you can help them to heal their bodies. The solution was always inside. That’s how she was able to help herself, and that’s how she was able to help so many others (myself included).

Dr. Lipton has a tendency to transform people’s paradigms. As a cellular biologist and leading voice in the field of epigenetics, he’s seen firsthand how our thoughts, feelings, and environment can affect the destiny of the 50 trillion plus cells that make each one of us up. Moreover, he’s brought to light that our 50 trillion plus cells function very much like a community. Everyone has jobs, everyone is affected in one way or another by everyone else, and though we’ve been indoctrinated with the theory of “survival of the fittest”, legitimate health and success is really about cooperation.

There’s no function that yourself, as a complete human being, can do that your individual cells cannot do as well. Your cells have reproductive functions, digestive functions, respiration functions, eliminatory functions, and the list goes on. Our cells really are sentient entities that are trying to work together for our good. And, as you’ll discover today, problems arise when the community is led astray by a governing body that’s running the show behind the scenes. It’s not your genes that control your destiny, and it’s not the things that are happening outside of you. It’s the biology of belief. So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to the one and only, Dr. Bruce Lipton!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which drink is clinically proven to help improve your sleep at night.
  • What genetic determinism means.
  • How conventional medicine can inherently train us to be powerless.
  • How the environment can influence the destiny of a cell.
  • What stem cells can teach us human potential.
  • How your brain creates chemistry to match your feelings and beliefs.
  • The important distinction between correlation and causation.
  • What our genes actually do (this is important!).
  • How the field of epigenetics is transforming health and medicine.
  • The percentage of diseases that are controlled by genes (this will surprise you!).
  • How our beliefs influence chronic diseases like cancer.
  • What the placebo effect really is and how effective placebo treatments are.
  • The fascinating way that certain cellular proteins function like television antennas.
  • Where the actual “brain” of the cell is found (and it’s not where you might think!).
  • How our perception impacts the functions of our cells.
  • The different roles that our conscious and subconscious mind plays.
  • How to switch out and upgrade our subconscious programs.

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Aug 09, 2017
TMHS 234: Increase Your Sense Of Value And Stop Postponing Happiness - With Guest Lisa Nichols
01:34:45

Scientist believe that approximately 50 percent of our happiness is genetically predetermined, while 10 percent is due to life circumstances, and 40 percent is the result of our own personal outlook. Whether or not you believe in genetic determinism, none of us can argue that our personal outlook (and in many ways our life circumstances) are within the power of our own hands to change.

Why, then, is happiness at a deficit today? With so much connection and so much opportunity, why has happiness become the exception and not the rule? There’s a relatively new field of science focusing on positive psychology and the underpinnings of what creates happiness from us. But nothing compares to the education that we get from someone who’s cracked the code on happiness personally. It’s the stories of success that really speak to hearts, and it’s the real world tools that help us to put what we learn into action.

Today you’re going to hear one of the most outstanding stories of how we can achieve happiness and success no matter what our circumstances have looked like. This person is an absolute superstar in so many different domains of personal development. She’s so good at it because she has been through it. I mean, really through it. And by braving her path, she’s figured out a thing or 20 that’s going to make an impact on your life for many years to come. Grateful, honored, and excited to share with you the incredible Lisa Nichols. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why being broke is easier than being broken.
  • Why we need to welcome the things that makes us decide.
  • What it means to have "gifts wrapped in sandpaper."
  • How to stop postponing your happiness.
  • Three "buckets" we can put our experiences in to bring us more fulfillment and success.
  • How having nothing to hide can free you from a lot of stress (and why the truth is sexy!).
  • How to increase our sense of value within ourselves (this is important!).
  • The life-threatening challenges that led Lisa to make one of the toughest decisions of her life.
  • Why shame can be one of the toughest burdens to carry.
  • How Lisa brings her healthy lifestyle with her (and how she changed the culture for the people around her).
  • Why it's important to serve from your or overflow.
  • How good health spills over into other areas of your life in a positive way.
  • Why it's a MUST to "live like you know it".
  • What simple exercise we can do to help flush out the false things we believe about ourselves.

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Aug 06, 2017
TMHS 233: If It Fits Your Macros & The Dangers Of Gluten-Free RELOADED
57:15

You can gain just as much weight eating gluten-free cupcakes as you do eating gluten-filled cupcakes.

We don’t want the latest marketing trend to be the demise of your health and fitness goals. Though many gluten-free efforts mean well, as with anything, marketers can really mess things up. They’ll take a good wholesome idea and you turn it into a tactic.

Gluten-free options came into play to enable folks with gluten sensitivities to still enjoy some of their favorite comfort foods. Then more gluten-free options hit the market to meet the demand of people finding out the big potential downsides of eating gluten. The next thing you know there’s a gluten-free label slapped on everything from soups, to salads, to potato chips, and pizza. I think I even saw someone sipping a gluten-free bottle of water the other day.

You’re about to get an in-depth look at the gluten-free phenomenon (and where our initial good intentions may have gotten off track). Plus, we’re covering some of the basics of the If It Fits Your Macros movement that’s hotter than men’s rompers right now.

It’s said that many things come into our lives for a reason, a season, of for a lifetime. When it comes to diet and nutrition we have to be able to roll with the punches and identify which thing is which. Today is all about adding more tools to your superhero utility belt to make the best decisions for yourself and the people you care about. Just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why reviewing something multiple times can be so powerful.
  • The benefits and potential downside of following IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).
  • The #1 component of any successful diet (this is important!).
  • How the glycemic index of your meal affects your satiety hormones.
  • Why relationships can go sour because of dieting drama.
  • How micronutrient ratios play into satiation and long-term diet success.
  • How a protein-centric breakfast vs. a carb-centric breakfast can affect your body weight.
  • The interesting impact that removing gluten has on non-celiac test subjects.
  • Why wheat is able to affect our brains so easily.
  • What’s actually in wheat that causes many of the health problems seen today.
  • The 6 big reasons why eating gluten-free can be dangerous.
  • How quickly a fast food diet can negatively impact your gut microbiome.
  • Why resistant starch is a critical part of optimal human nutrition.
  • Why an actual behavior change is foundational for recovering and improving our health.

 

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Aug 02, 2017
TMHS 232: Brain Hacks For Faster Learning, Boosting Your Retention, And Eliminating Mental Fatigue - With Jim Kwik
01:02:43

You’ve probably been hearing the news about WMDs from the media for many years. In fact, the media itself is often a WMD (Weapon of Mass Distraction). Today we are living in the time of the greatest distraction known to man. We’ve gained some prominence over acquiring food and water, most folks have a roof over their head, and meeting potential mates can be as easy as swiping right on your phone. But all of this newfound free time has opened up blackhole of time to kill, and now we have an infinite amount of information to pour into it.

Sure dating today is a lot more like Wheel of Fortune than real life (I was always intrigued by those people who guessed just $1 for the price of a washing machine… why not $2? Why not 2???). The problem isn’t the apps and services, or the guessing that we do when we get on our devices. The problem is the sheer amount of data we all have to process each and every day of our lives now.

Because of this, most of us have simply outsourced a lot of our thinking to our smartphones. Basic calculations in our head? Nope, I’ve got a calculator for that. Remember my best friend’s new phone number? Nope, we might text or talk all the time, but my phone will remember your number for me - and if I lose my phone, well, I guess I lose you too… it’s been a great ride!.

Remembering appointments, managing money, etc. Our phones can do it all. And, in a strange way, our smartphones have now made us dumber. We may not have devolved to the point of our primitive ancestors, but have you seen how entertaining a fidget spinner is now? What reason can you give for it? Seriously!

Well, if you’re reading this, fidget spinner fan or not, I know that you’re someone who’s interested in living an amazing life. You would love to be healthy, fit, and happy, and have awesome relationships too. These things require study. And with so much information to go through, how in the world can we ever make the strides we want before we make the transition to the big world wide web in the sky?

The solution is simple, yet profound. In today’s world, where information is flying at you a thousand miles an minute, we must retrain our brains to learn in a new and powerful way. We all have an almost unlimited capability to learn, but we must learn how to unlock it. And for that, there’s only one expert I know who fits the bill. The man who companies like Virgin, Nike, Zappos, Fox Movie Studios, and Harvard University bring in to up-level their performance. The man who superstars in entertainment and industry like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jim Carrey, and Will Smith call on to help them learn faster and improve their memory. The one and only, Jim Kwik.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising effect that coffee has on your metabolism.
  • Why the all-time favorite method of study called cramming will cause you to fall short.
  • How digital distraction is zapping our brainpower.
  • How our smart devices can actually make us dumber.
  • How much of our memory is determined by genetics.
  • How multitasking compares to being high and sleep deprived.
  • Practical tips to help you avoid wasting too much time on social media when you need to get work done (this can help all of us!).
  • The difference between recognition and recollection.
  • What primacy and recency have to do with learning.
  • How music can influence memory and learning
  • What spaced repetition is and how to use it to boost your brainpower.
  • Why your emotional state has an impact on memory.
  • How your memory is deeply connected to your sense of smell.
  • How important relevance is to memory and learning.
  • The most effective way to take notes (and things you should stop doing immediately!).

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Jul 26, 2017
TMHS 231: Morning Routines That Supercharge Your Fat Loss, Health, And Productivity
01:16:37

Why not start your body off each day in a fat-burning state? It’s as easy as drinking a glass of water… and here’s why.

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking just 17 ounces of water can increase your metabolic rate by up to 30%. Wait, what?! So, this whole drinking water to lose fat thing actually works? In short, yes. But the real gold is in the details.

The researchers in the study found that the total thermogenic response of drinking the water was a burn off of about 24 Calories. Just to be clear, this does not mean that chug-a-lugging gallons of water each day will have you burning massive amounts of calories. There’s an upper limit to this that easily gets bypassed by overdoing it on the aqua. Just like everything else in life, too much of even a good thing can quickly turn into a bad thing (unless it’s watching Game of Thrones… according to my wife, there’s no such thing as too much). Yet, the upper limit is definitely not the issue for the majority of people.

The average person today does not give their body the real hydration it needs. Chronic dehydration goes hand-in-hand with chronic disease, and still it’s disappointedly overlooked in the medical profession. Most people are not giving their body the water-induced thermogenic benefits possible for them because they are missing out on small keys that open big doors of health and wellness.

One, it’s water… not juice, not “vitamin water”, not gatorade, snakeade, or turtleade, not soda, not coffee… just WATER. Two, the actual quality of water matters. It matters in how it relates to your tissues. Specifically, the aquaporin channels that get the water from your belly into your cells. For more on that, make sure to check out the Hydration and Water Masterclass episode right after this one. Third, it’s how and when they drink the water. Follow up studies found that drinking 1 - 2 ounces of water had no significant thermogenic effect. Sippy sippin on the water bottle throughout the day just isn’t going to cut it. You need to get in a nice oil change a couple of times a day. Target 16 - 24 ounces to make the magic happen. And, as you’ll discover today, getting that first drink in to start your day has even more advantage, and might be a game-changing cornerstone of a morning routine that transforms your life.

Today you’ll learn how a consistent morning routine literally changes your brain and helps to set you up for success. You’ll also learn about morning routines of some of the most successful people on the planet, and real, tangible proof that their success (and having an effective morning routine) is not an accident. Just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How our daily actions determine our ultimate success.
  • Why a morning routine provides you with a valuable sense of certainty.
  • The science of momentum and how it inherently influences our lives.
  • How a consistent morning routine affects our brains.
  • The missing piece when people try to create new positive habits for themselves.
  • Why many of us start our days with high stress.
  • Why it's important to get hydrated as soon as your day begins.
  • The daily ritual that Warren Buffett uses to ensure his continued success.
  • How to train your mind to be more focused and resilient each day.
  • How to give your body a metabolic advantage each day.
  • Why the first food or beverage you have to start your day has a bigger impact on your performance.
  • The best way to ensure you accomplish your biggest goal for the day.
  • Additional morning routine components you can mix and match and experiment with.
  • Morning routines of some of the most successful and healthy people on the planet.
  • How to adjust your morning routine in a pinch, plus other valuable ways to personalize your best morning routine.

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Jul 19, 2017
TMHS 230: Body Checks, Financial Fitness, And How To Be Age-Proof - With Dr. Michael Roizen
01:07:05

You’ve probably heard the statement before that “health is wealth”. But what does that mean exactly?

I believe that it’s a statement summarizing the fact that when you have your health, you have possibility. With good health you have the clarity, the vitality, and the energy to submit your will in life, and do the things that make your life worth living.

Without good health, everything in life can seem exponentially harder. And I know this from firsthand experience. It’s so much harder to have clarity and direction, there’s a feeling that something is holding you back, and mustering up the energy to do even small things is an enormous task. Health is wealth because it moves you more gracefully out of limited thinking. As our health improves, so does our energy and optimism. You start to feel richer (or, at least, more capable of becoming richer!).

Now, what if we flipped the statement around? Wealth is health? Would it still hold up as a fact? Well, our guest today will not only show exactly how our financial health impacts our mental and physical health, but also share some ESSENTIAL strategies to build up your monetary muscles and ensure that you are fiscally fit.

Dr. Michael Roizen is the author of eight NY Times bestselling books, he's the Chief Wellness Officer at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, and he's just an all-around incredible human being. I was so excited that he wrote his latest book tying in the deep connection between our health and our finances. With The Model Health Show we want to provide a model for being healthy and happy in every area of our lives. From fitness to finances, from food to family, all of it matters, and all of it makes us who we are. I’m honored to share Dr. Roizen’s wisdom with you here today. Just click play, take good notes, and put these things into action!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why having a longer lifespan can be a stressor financially.
  • How long the average American born today should expect to live.
  • What being born to splurge means.
  • Some of the surprisingly similar ways that we approach our health and wealth.
  • How healthcare spending by age-range has changed.
  • Important physical metrics to track as you age.
  • How to give yourself a fiscal physical.
  • What 5 financial habits you need to be fiscally fit.
  • How to create a protective financial shield around your family in the case of an emergency (this is a must!).
  • Why your primal programming will eventually beat out your willpower.
  • Which hormones cause you to feel hungry or feel satisfied.
  • Why simply trying to stop a bad habit is a bad idea.
  • How many of life's greatest stressors are financial.
  • Why conventional stress management practices don't work well for financial stress.
  • What stress actually does to your body.
  • Why all stress isn't bad for you.
  • The fascinating science of work and how to make work healthier!

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Jul 09, 2017
TMHS 229: The Myth Of Fat-Burning Foods & Why Stress Makes Us Fat - With Dr. Jade Teta
58:12

You’ve seen the headlines… Ads telling you to just “Eat these 5 fat burning foods” and you’ll be able to achieve miraculous things. You’ll drop 10 pounds in two weeks, lose several inches off your waist, and even get your own reality show on VH1. Ok, I added the last one in, but you get the picture.

If eating certain fat-burning foods could cure our body fat problems, then why are we not seeing an epidemic of fit people flooding the streets? If there were fat-burning foods that really did as advertised, they would be in such high demand that people would stand in lines around the block just like they do when the new iPhones come out (but this time it’ll be called “The iPhat”).

The reality is, fat-burning foods are a bit of a misnomer. Food (the good, the bad, and the ugly) doesn’t make you burn or store less fat based on the food alone. There are many complex things going on behind the scenes that only a few people can can give us the real skinny on. One of those people is Dr. Jade Teta. And he’s here today to share how certain foods might be mistaken for fat-burning foods, how stress can add to your waistline no matter how good your diet is, plus a whole lot more. Just click play, listen in, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Important tools to help injury proof your body.
  • Why it's easy to overly focus on exercise and not so much on nutrition.
  • Why there's no such thing as fat-burning foods.
  • How certain foods can appear to have more metabolic benefits than others.
  • What causes us to overeat specific foods.
  • Which factors cause foods to impact people differently.
  • The 4 types of foods that will ensure you're satisfied and nourished.
  • How the properties of water can teach you to create the best nutrition plan for yourself.
  • Why our metabolism is a stress barometer.
  • The #1 stressor that affects our metabolism (this is huge!).
  • Where the command center of our metabolism actually is.
  • How stress perception plays a major role in our health.
  • Why going from couch potato to fitness enthusiast can backfire.
  • Practical things you can implement to lower stress and heal your metabolism.
  • The 4 major keys to effective fat-burning exercise (don’t miss this one!).

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Jul 05, 2017
TMHS 228: How To Create An Environment That Supports Your Greatness
01:17:01

People, places, things, and ideas…

This doesn’t just describe what a noun is… this also describes what your destiny will be.

These are the things that make up your environment at any given time. And these are the things that inherently influence your thoughts, feelings, and actions. If you want to adjust the thoughts you carry, the feelings you experience, or the actions you take, you must meticulously look to your environment.

I love the quote that says, “You are a product of your environment, surround yourself with the best!” This statement affirms the fact that we are deeply influenced by our environment, but it also attests that we can change it.

If you’ve decided that you want to have, be, and do the very best things possible for you, then creating an environment that supports your greatness is of the utmost importance right now. In this powerful episode, you’re going to learn the actual science behind why you are a product of your environment. Plus, you’ll be equipped with several life-changing tools and insights to help you build the life that you truly deserve, and put more health, happiness, and success on automatic in your life. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why it's so important to invest in yourself.
  • What the observer effect is and how our thoughts and consciousness literally create our world.
  • What the phantom DNA experiment can teach us.
  • How big our electromagnetic reach is.
  • Why we have a tendency to replicate what we see in our environment.
  • What happens in your brain when you’re in a conversation with people.
  • Why letting go is a critical part of growth.
  • The role that teachers and mentors play in shaping our reality.
  • Why changing environments doesn’t automatically change you.
  • The real reason people ask others for advice (this is a truth bomb!).
  • Why we need to relinquish our inner know-it-all.
  • Subconscious reasons why we don’t execute on insights and tips we receive.
  • The most effective way to help the people you care about change.
  • How the our behavior is influenced when we know others are watching us.
  • Why it’s important to know yourself (and plan accordingly!).

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Jul 03, 2017
TMHS 227: The Pros And Cons Of Coconut Oil + 20 Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Wellness
01:17:29

The next Watergate… the next Covfefe… the next New World Order is… coconut oil?

It’s remarkable how foods go in and out of fashion. A similar thing has happened with eggs. For centuries folks were eating whole eggs because, well, that’s how they come. Then saturated fat and cholesterol were villainized, and the egg yolks got the boot. Suddenly we were forced to endure the not-quite-right taste of egg white omelets. Then, years later, whole eggs are vindicated, and they are back on the menu again. Come to find out, cholesterol is an important part of building all of your sex hormones. It’s an important carrier molecule to ship critical nutrients from one place to another in your body. Plus, it helps the neurons in your brain to function properly and do things like form memories. So, yeah, it’s kind of important. Unless you don’t want to remember what you just read.

The reality is, it’s not cholesterol, but the oxidation of cholesterol that is the culprit behind increased risk of health problems. This study published in Biological Research is just one of the many sources that have been clear on this for years. The better question is, “How do we reduce the oxidation of the cholesterol and healthy, delicate fats in the eggs?”, not “How do we get rid of eggs?”. But, hey, the chicken crossed the road for lesser reasons, right?

One quick tip here is to simply not cook the yolk… have your eggs sunny side up or poached. If that’s not your cup of eggnog, you can opt for adding some potent antioxidants in along with your meal. As the study cites, antioxidants like rosemary oleoresin extract and the flavonoid quercetin efficiently inhibit the thermal-induced oxidation of cholesterol. Even something as simple as mixing the potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory powerhouse turmeric in with your scrambled eggs can be helpful in preventing the oxidation bi-products from cooking. So, this simple example shows us something important that we need to carry with us always: It’s not just the food itself, it’s also how you use it.

After all is said and done, eggs go in and out of the secret spy, not-to-be-trusted list… and the overwhelmed public is tossed in a pool of conflicting information with no floaties, and no experience swimming through the actual clinical research.

But, this isn’t like the 1960s and 1970s where you had to just rely on the “experts” who look at the research and then tell you what to do. Today we have this interesting thing on our phones called the internet where you can go and look at the actual studies too. Information is not reserved for the few anymore, it’s available for everyone who’s interested in learning the whole story.

That brings us to the American Heart Association’s recent coconut-scented backslap. The internet was abuzz with news that coconut oil is not only unhealthy, but it was never healthy to begin with. Well, at least that’s what the hot, clickbait headline said. Everybody loves a good controversy, but at the end of the day we want the facts to speak for themselves.

On learning the whole story, you find out some pretty sketchy things about the AHA, who happens to be sponsored by pharmaceutical companies like Merck, Eli Lilly, and Pfizer. I bring this up because drugs and today’s conventional diet are salsa dancing together, and it gets real hot and steamy between the two.

Obviously, and I mean obviously, the drug company’s goals are not to sell less drugs. They have to have sick people around who are uneducated about what creates wellness. It’s easy to just trust in the foods stamped with the AHA’s approval. The problem is that the AHA puts their heart-healthy stamp on foods like Honey Nut Cheerios and even Subway sandwiches. Yep, not kidding. Not that long ago, the almighty American Heart Association endorsed Subway’s sandwiches even though their bread contained toxic compounds like Azodicarbonamide, and despite the fact that this chemical is banned in several other countries. The World Health Organization has confirmed that it’s linked it to chronic respiratory issues and allergies. Other studies have found it to be a carcinogen, and the U.K. Health And Safety Executive has recognized azodicarbonamide to be a contributing factor to asthma, specifically. Heart healthy Subway used it as a bleaching agent and dough conditioner, which allowed them to produce bread faster and cheaper. Where else can you find your neighborhood friendly azodicarbonamide? Oh, it’s pretty cool… it’s used to make yoga mats and rubber for shoes. You know, just typical things we love to eat (said no one ever… accept maybe Oscar the Grouch).

This doesn’t even bring in the antibiotics used in their food sourcing, the high glycemic nature of the breads, and all other manner of things that definitely are not heart healthy. The stamp of the AHA lands on many addictive, low quality foods that are known to contribute to disease. And with sick people, you get to sell more drugs. Big Pharma and the unethical organizations like the AHA win, but the public’s health loses.

All of this sounds a little bit fishy, because it is. In fact, it’s full-on Little Mermaid fishy because the AHA also has members of the U.S. Canola Association on its nutrition advisory panel. Do you think they’re NOT going to recommend that you consume canola oil? With conventional canola oil you’re getting a frequently genetically modified rapeseed that’s proven to contribute to serious health problems. A study published in the journal Lipids found that rats bred to have high blood pressure died faster when fed canola oil as their source of fat. Maybe that would have made a better headline… but instead the AHA chose to go after a food that’s been around for centuries (whereas as the canola oil we are using today was basically invented in the 1970’s).

In the article bashing coconut oil that made its rounds on the internet, they are admittedly using old, flawed studies. And these studies are mostly focusing on saturated fat, and not coconut oil itself. And this is important… because all saturated fat is not the same! Plus, they essentially ignore more updated research that completely demolishes this silly fight against coconut oil. But hey, when you mess with the bull, you get the horns.

I actually went into the studio and recorded this episode on coconut oil just about a week before this big news story hit the interwebs. I had no idea the AHA and related entities had this up their sleeves, I just felt compelled to share this information so that we can all live healthier, happier, better informed lives.

I feel that this episode will clear up a lot of questions and help you to gain some clarity over the misinformation that’s out there. And remember this like you remember the lyrics from your favorite boy band song: Just because it’s on the internet, does not mean that it’s true. And if you want to dive in further on the real health benefits of fats, specifically saturated fat, and where all of this diet drama began a few decades ago, then be sure to head over and check out my conversations with Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Cate Shanahan and Dr. Joseph Mercola after you enjoy the coconut pants off this episode. Let’s go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The mysterious origins of the coconut tree.
  • How coconut oil is actually made.
  • Which health damaging practices some conventional coconut oil makers use during processing.
  • Why dietary fat has a terrible marketing name.
  • What clinical studies say about coconut oil and weight gain.
  • How uncoupling protein influences fat burning.
  • How coconut oil affects waist circumference.
  • The impact that coconut oil has on cholesterol levels (you need to know this!).
  • What potential problem you might run into eating coconut oil (if you really try).
  • The 20 ways to use coconut oil for wellness.
  • How to add coconut oil to your diet with several delicious methods.
  • The best way to remove makeup (and even tar!).
  • Whether or not coconut oil is ideal for facial skin.
  • The surprising way that coconut oil impacts dental health.
  • Crucial things to consider when buying personal lubricants.
  • Dangerous chemicals that are found in typical toothpastes.
  • Important tips for sunburn protection.
  • How coconut oil can be used as an effective antibacterial.

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Jun 28, 2017
TMHS 226: The Truth About Adrenal Fatigue - With Dr. Alan Christianson
01:04:10

What is does adrenal fatigue really mean? What causes it? And is there actually a cure?

These are just some of the questions we’re answering today with the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Adrenal Reset Diet, Dr. Alan Christianson.

Dr. C knows about adrenal issues at a far deeper level than most. Being the accomplished endocrinologist that he is, that’s one thing. But being someone who’s overcome devastating health issues himself, puts him in a league of his own.

You’re going to uncover piece-by-piece how your incredible endocrine system works to keep you fit, energized, and healthy. It’s these connective pieces that can bring you game-changing results in how you feel in just a matter of days. Adrenal fatigue is a hot illness right now, but it’s time that we kick it off the runway and let radiant health strut its stuff. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How struggles with severe childhood illnesses led Dr. Christianson into the field of medicine.
  • What your endocrine system actually encompasses.
  • Where the CEO of your endocrine system is located.
  • What hormones really are.
  • Why our thyroids are more susceptible to disease today.
  • The potential downside of iodine for your thyroid (this is important!).
  • How the pancreas is involved in maintaining metabolic rate.
  • How your liver influences your blood sugar (far beyond the foods you eat!).
  • Why mathematical models for human health are not always accurate.
  • Why we might want to be a little more cautious about ketogenic diets.
  • What role your adrenal glands play in ketosis.
  • The critical functions cortisol is responsible for.
  • Surprising facts about your adrenal glands.
  • The truth about adrenal fatigue and why it’s not exactly what the name implies.
  • How cortisol influences your sleep patterns.
  • The practical steps you can use to reverse perceived adrenal issues.
  • The ideal time to eat carbs to support adrenal health.
  • Why resistant starch might be a crucial part of your diet.

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Jun 21, 2017
TMHS 225: Paying Off Sleep-Debt, The Truth About Naps, And Sleep Tips For Parents
01:06:11

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap. That’s how it goes, right?

More and more today, napping is being considered acceptable by societal standards. There was a time when being caught “sleeping on the job” was frowned upon. Now, today, innovative companies like Google actually encourage their employees to nap if they feel the desire to. The results?...

Higher employee work output, higher levels of job satisfaction, and lower levels of stress. Can a good nap do all of that? Well, maybe.

One thing for certain is that simply having the ability to catch a few z’s during the day is comforting. Life happens, and even the tough get sleepy. But, as you’ll discover in this episode, you don’t want to let the smooth nap fool you.

There is a lot more to napping than meets the eye. Also, there is a growing amount of national sleep deficit that we are currently trying to find a way to pay off. The need for a nap might just be a symptom of a bigger issue… and all of that we’ll be rolling the covers back on today.

Plus, no one knows the seduction of a good nap like the folks who have small children. In this episode we’re going to provide some crucial insights to help parents (and their kids) to sleep better at night. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which medicinal mushroom is clinically proven to enhance deep sleep.
  • What the 2 different types of sleep debt are.
  • How time at a casino caused me to take a major mortgage on sleep.
  • Which health problems are associated with even a small amount of sleep debt.
  • What just one week of sleep debt can do to your testosterone.
  • How sleep debt affects weight loss.
  • Practical tips to help you prevent sleep debt in the first place.
  • What the best form of melatonin is (and the optimal way to utilize it!).
  • How sleep debt influences your food choices.
  • What the underlying reasons for napping are (this might surprise you!).
  • Whether or not naps help you to recover from prolonged sleep debt.
  • What the optimal amount of time for a nap should be (more than meets the eye!).
  • How a certain type of nap can influence your memory.
  • What the best time of day to take a nap is.
  • Whether or not you release enough melatonin during the day for better sleep.
  • The differences between monophasic, biphasic, and polyphasic sleep.
  • The major keys to making biphasic sleep work for you (if you choose).
  • Why the time you go to bed matters.
  • What it really means to sleep like a baby.
  • The most important factors to helping your small children sleep through the night.

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Jun 13, 2017
TMHS 224: Unconventional Exercise And Creating An Alpha Brain - With Aubrey Marcus
01:12:25

There are many paths to our fitness goals. Some will get you there faster than others. And some will get you there so overly yolked that you look like crossfitting, keto eating Hulk Hogan.

Having 24 inch pythons like Hulk Hogan probably isn’t the goal for everyone. But getting to our body composition and fitness goals injury-free is. We’ve become strangely trapped in our linear movements in exercise today. Press with both arms in one direction with equal weight (i.e. bench press), squat up and down with both legs with equal weight (i.e. barbell squats), pull yourself straight up with total symmetry (i.e. strict pull ups), and these are the basics of our exercise programs today.

Don’t get me wrong, those movements are all valuable and popular for a reason. But, we may have gotten so set in those movements that they may have put us at a disadvantage when it comes to moving in the real world.

In reality… in life, and in competition, very rarely are you facing resistance that’s perfectly balanced on both sides of your body. That said, a healthy, almost necessary adjunct to training for life is to have unconventional resistance, unbalanced stressors that our body’s have to adapt to, and tools that make it easier (and safer) than that nutty buddy who has the picture of himself doing barbell squats while standing on top a swiss ball on social media.

For unconventional training, there’s one person who jumps right in my mind. He’s the man behind one of the biggest brands in the world in natural nutrition and unconventional training. He didn’t just create a company, he created a movement. And this movement has athletes the likes of All-Pro safety Earl Thomas from the Seattle Seahawks, UFC champion Tyron Woodley, and hundreds of thousands of everyday people from all around the world getting Onnit and transforming their bodies and their lives. Aubrey Marcus is in the house and he’s dropping some serious knowledge bombs! Click play, focus in, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What growing up around athletes can instill in a child’s mindset.
  • Why having a coach that makes you feel bad can be counterproductive.
  • How to find more balance in helping our kids to decide their path in life.
  • What unconventional training means.
  • Why today’s typical training methods do not mimic reality.
  • How unconventional exercises can help to injury-proof your body.
  • Where the kettlebell originated and what it’s best applications are.
  • What some of the biggest mistakes with the kettlebell swing are.
  • Why steel clubs and steel maces were developed for warriors.
  • The #1 exercise someone with muscle imbalances from their sport (like swinging a baseball bat or golf club from the same side for years) needs to be doing.
  • Why battle rope exercises meet a need that no other conventional HIIT method can deliver.
  • Why battle ropes are great tools for people who are just beginning to get in shape and for experienced exercisers as well.
  • What it means to become physically literate.
  • What some of the greatest athletes on the planet carry in their mindset (this is valuable!).
  • How Aubrey was able to bypass “parasitic capitalism” and create a real movement.
  • What rigorous, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies were able to reveal about the Alpha Brain supplement.
  • The truth about caffeine and why it’s not an ideal long-term solution for focus and energy.
  • Why feeling that you’re not enough is one of the biggest hindrances of success.

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Jun 07, 2017
TMHS 223: Transform Your Body And Life From The Inside Out - With Carrie Wilkerson
56:59

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That’s how the timeless classic from Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities begins... and it couldn’t be anymore accurate today.

Right now we have instant information at our fingertips. The answers to almost any question you can ask (including important questions like “Why do they keep remaking Spider-man?”) are just seconds away. We have an abundance of food for billions of people (I have some issues with this, but let me not digress). We have the ability to travel anywhere on the planet within hours. We have safer communities, more wealth, more access to education, and the ability to bypass conventional gatekeepers and become a shining success through the power of social media. Sounds like a pretty cool world, right? Well, don’t sign up for this field trip quite yet.

At the same time today, we have higher rates of disease and poor health than at any other time in documented human history. We have cyberbullying and endless criticism if you do decide to “put yourself out there” and engage with the world online. We have so many nuclear weapons that we can destroy our own planet a hundred times over, we have covfefe, we have destruction of our natural resources, and, most noticeably by all of us, we have lives that are filled to the brim with things to do. We have tasks to accomplish a mile long, and not enough minutes in the day to make much of a dent in it. So, my question to you is: How do we actually thrive in all of this?

Figuring this out would be like figuring out why anyone would ever travel anywhere with Tom Hanks (he’s been stranded on an island, hijacked at sea, and crashed, not one, but two airplanes.) Yet, there are incredible people walking around today who have uncovered a thing or two about what to do when you’re living in the busiest time of human existence... when you have access to so much opportunity, yet, you have so much distraction that it can seriously paralyze you.

One of those people who has uncovered some mind-blowing secrets to success today is Carrie Wilkerson. She’s one of the world’s top speakers, a bestselling author, a wife, a mother of four, and proof that not all superheroes wear capes. She has created several successful businesses and helped countless others to do the same. Oh, and did I mention that she found time to lose 140 pounds of excess weight along the way?!

Seriously, it sounds like her life is made up, but it’s actually as real as it can get. She faces the same daily challenges and decisions as all of us. She’s been through trials and tribulations that would make The Macho Man Randy Savage curl up in a corner and weep big, muscular tears. Learning from her is like a getting masterclass on how to overcome your excuses and blast-through any obstacles that stand in your way. I’m beyond excited to share her with you today. So, click play, listen in, and let the best of times begin!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which food is actually clinically proven to increase antioxidants levels in your body.
  • Why our mission in life can often start out as an accident.
  • Why carrying excess weight is often a symptom of other things we’re dealing with.
  • What ultimately enabled Carrie to lose 145 pounds (so amazing!).
  • Why honesty and responsibility are huge factors in transforming our health.
  • Three critical keys to improve the areas of your life that matter most.
  • How tracking and course-correcting play an important role in achieving long-term results.
  • The #1 thing we need to accomplish our goals with our increasingly busy lifestyles.
  • Why being resourceful can be life-changing for you if you don’t have the resources.
  • Some of the best ways to indulge in your favorite media (without putting you behind the ball on your goals).
  • Why self-awareness is the most overlooked secret to success.
  • Why gaining awareness starts with having less awareness of what others are doing.

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Jun 05, 2017
TMHS 222: The History Of Sugar: Sex, Drugs, And Entertainment
01:30:59

Pretty please with sugar on top.

Who could resist a request like that? Sugar does, indeed, make everything sweeter. Whether it’s a cake, a cup of coffee, or a deal brokered by a 5-year old, when sugar is added to the mix, things can become irresistible.

I’ve loved sugar as far back as I can remember. It’s been a staple in our lives… even when we didn’t have much money or food, we had sugar on the shelf. I can think back on the times that my younger siblings and I made butter and sugar sandwiches when the refrigerator was next to empty. Sugar was there for us, making life sweeter even then. So, how did things go so terribly wrong?

To say that I was addicted to sugar would be an understatement. I easily ate over 100 pounds of sugar each year through the foods and beverages I consumed. You might think that a number like that is outlandish, or even unusual, but today it’s actually the norm. Our society puts so much sugar into our metaphorical gas tanks each year that you’d be hard-pressed to figure out how any of us are still driving around. But, the truth is, our bodies/vehicles we're moving around in have made some drastic changes since sugar arrived on the scene. Rates of obesity and diseases related to sugar consumption are at an all-time high. And sugar, as sweet as it is, has poured its way into so many parts of our culture that you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere and not find it. It’s always there, hidden in plain sight. But today you’re going to get your X-ray sugar glasses.

We’re about to go on a journey back to where this all began. To understand where we are, it’s important to look back at the sweet trail that sugar has left us. Today we’re going to uncover sugar’s humble beginnings, and how, ultimately, it was able to rise to power. I hope you’ve got a sweet tooth for learning and fun, because where we’re going, no podcast has gone before. So, buckle up, focus in, and travel with us into the History of Sugar!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What medium chain triglycerides are and the various effects they have on your body.
  • When sugar originally entered the human diet.
  • What sweet foods signal to our system to do.
  • Why having more body fat was once considered an advantage.
  • The surprising effects that whole sugar cane has on your teeth.
  • Where the first mass refinery of sugar took place.
  • How sugar was originally used as a medicine.
  • Why sugar was once considered a luxury item.
  • How slavery and ethnic diversification are heavily tied sugar production
  • How sugar is actually created from sugar cane.
  • The interesting history that sugar has with the U.S. stock market.
  • How science has proven that sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
  • Why it’s extremely difficult to villainize sugar (hint: it’s because of love!).
  • The deep ties that sugar has to celebrities and entertainment.
  • The origins of the candy bar.
  • How beverages have become preferred delivery systems for sugar.
  • Why sugar has a huge impact on sexual dysfunction today.
  • The little known ways that sugar and violence are connected.
  • How much sugar people consume today versus a few centuries ago (this will shock you!).
  • How sugar actually ends up as fat on your body.
  • Some of the most devastating illnesses related to sugar consumption.
  • How high fructose corn syrup impacts your body differently than table sugar.
  • Valuable tips to help you move past a bad relationship with sugar.

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May 30, 2017
TMHS 221: Real Solutions For ADHD And Staying Focused In A Hyper World - With Dr. John Gray
01:19:50

What if every child with ADHD is actually gifted? As a society, we’ve been struggling to support our kids who have ADHD. And, as it turns out, many of these children are not just hyper-active, but also hyper-intelligent.

The great tragedy today is that many of these kid’s amazing gifts are, unfortunately, overlooked or suppressed. ADHD is typically a blanket diagnosis that covers hundreds of different variations in symptoms and experiences. Yet, millions of children are lumped together and given a cookie-cutter treatment, and the results of have been less than impressive.

Some rarely discussed side effects of conventional treatment and/or neglect of ADHD are greater levels of depression and anxiety, higher incidences of drug abuse, and higher rates of suicide. Simply giving a child a drug to help them be more focused in grade school may seem appropriate in the short-term, but neglecting the underlying cause of the ADHD could have devastating consequences in the long-term.

ADHD simply does not “wear off” when a child reaches adulthood. More than half of the kids diagnosed with ADHD transition into what’s known as adult ADHD. The symptoms of adult ADHD are far reaching and more common than you can imagine. This could manifest as struggles in health, work, finances, and relationships. That’s why I could think of no one better than Dr. John Gray to help us understand this better and truly help us to find some solutions.

Dr. Gray is the author of one of the best selling books of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and several other life-changing books in that guild. John has become wildly successful, and his books have become household names. John has also battled ADHD most of his life, and his story of discovery and reversing his condition will truly blow your mind.

John’s success inspired him to research, teach and write about valuable treatments for ADHD and adult ADHD, without the potentially harmful side effects seen with conventional medicine. This episode can literally save lives. It can also help some of our most gifted souls to live healthy, happy, meaningful lives. I’m excited and honored to share this with you today. So, just click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How an experience with Parkinson’s disease led Dr. Gray to discover he had ADHD most of his life.
  • What symptoms Dr. Gray experienced from childhood to adulthood with ADHD.
  • How women and men can express ADHD differently.
  • Why common activities today can desensitize you to normal stimulation.
  • How there can be different forms of ADHD.
  • How dopamine is related to focus and reward.
  • What the 4 temperaments of ADHD are.
  • How our current school system can drive kids to feel less-smart, less-capable, and less-valued.
  • Why the typical school setting is not natural for children.
  • How to support the 4 temperaments of ADHD to help kids thrive.
  • Why parents can have a hard time relating to one child, but not to another.
  • What oxidative stress is and how it’s connected to ADHD.
  • Which popular over-the-counter medication suppresses your body’s antioxidant systems.
  • Why a fever can actually be helpful, and how to use hot water therapy for fast results.
  • Which key nutrients perform better than Adderall for ADHD in clinical studies.
  • How exercise plays a crucial role in eliminating ADHD symptoms.
  • Why gut health is the precursor to brain health.
  • Which foods tend to be the biggest culprits in aggravating ADHD.

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May 24, 2017
TMHS 220: Lose Stubborn Fat And Heal Your Thyroid Function With The Hashimoto’s Protocol - With Dr. Izabella Wentz
01:10:03

With the rapidly growing rates of Hashimoto’s disease, either you or someone you know will be stricken by this disease if we don’t do something about it.

Hashimoto’s is hot right now. Not in a Zoolander hitting the runway kind of hot, but a full-fledged epidemic featuring the fastest spreading autoimmune disease in the nation.

Dr. Izabella Wentz had Hashimoto’s for years and didn’t know it. It just about wrecked her entire life (as you’ll learn about today), but it was also an amazing gift in disguise.

After years of struggle, she was able to successfully put the disease into full remission. Now she’s on a mission to share the life-changing strategies she discovered with the millions of people battling Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The rub is that many of the people with Hashimoto’s don’t know that they have it. It could be expressed in chronic fatigue, stubborn body fat, constipation, hair loss, memory lapses, or many other symptoms. It’s important to know the signs, but it’s also important to know the right testing. We’ll definitely be covering both of those today.

So, why is Hashimoto’s so prevalent in our world right now? What makes our thyroid so special? Why is conventional medicine failing in treating this disease? You’ll discover that and so much more in this very important and timely interview today. Just click play, take good note, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How growing up in a doctor’s office shaped Dr. Wentz’s passion for medicine.
  • The surprising (but not uncommon) way that Dr. Wentz was treated by her own doctors.
  • What the term “incurable” really means.
  • How conventional medicine treats Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (and what is missing).
  • How prevalent Hashimoto’s actually is today (this will shock you!).
  • What some common (and overlooked) symptoms of Hashimoto’s can be.
  • How the immune system functions like a private investigator.
  • The 3 factors that must be present for Hashimoto’s to occur.
  • How gut cells and thyroid cells are connected.
  • Why some people can eat gluten and live without any negative symptoms.
  • Which environmental triggers can disrupt thyroid function.
  • How fluoride suppresses thyroid function (you need to know about this!).
  • Why your liver plays a huge role in thyroid health.
  • What adaptive physiology is and how diseases work (in a weird way) to help us.
  • How stress contributes to thyroid disease.
  • Which essential nutrients are needed for healthy thyroid function.
  • What the correct thyroid tests are to identify Hashimoto’s.

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May 17, 2017
TMHS 219: Combat Cancer, Heal Your Metabolism, And Use Fat For Fuel - With Dr. Joseph Mercola
01:08:12

It may sound strange to hear, but cancer actually has a purpose in the human body. And there are many theories on the origins and role of cancer. Theories related to fungus overgrowth, to oxygenation, to immune function, and many others. Researchers have been furiously searching to find the cure for cancer decades, but not coming to grips with what cancer really is and where it all begins.

Understanding the role that cancer actually plays, and what the body is doing when it sparks the life of cancer cells is vital to overcoming this epidemic. If we search deep enough, like we are finally able to do today, we see that cancer is actually tied intimately to one of the fundamental processes that give you life, and that’s the process of making energy.

The remarkable New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola is on the show today to share with you how the causes of cancer are related to your metabolism. You’ll learn how these microscopic energy power plants in your cells called mitochondria are the key to healing your metabolism, reversing and preventing cancer, and helping you to live a long, healthy life. Dr. Mercola is one of my go-to resources for health information, and I’m truly excited to have him on the show to share this with you today!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What simple principle inspired Dr. Mercola to shift his focus to more natural medicine.
  • Why reversing cancer begins with healing the metabolism.
  • How much of your bodyweight is actually mitochondria.
  • The important role that mitochondria play in eliminating cancer cells.
  • How much of your body’s energy is stored in the form of fat.
  • Why a ketogenic diet is incredibly beneficial for healing the metabolism.
  • What the potential pitfall can be from using a ketogenic diet long-term.
  • How Dr. Mercola recommends cycling your carbohydrate intake each week.
  • The common protein mistake that people make on a ketogenic diet.
  • How hepatic gluconeogenesis keeps your blood sugar low even after a high-carb meal.
  • Why the advocacy against eating fat was correct (and where it went wrong).
  • Whether or not flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are good for you (critical to know!).
  • Why it’s important to cycle your foods and supplements.
  • Which popular mineral supplement could be causing major health problems.
  • How to ensure that you’re optimizing your Vitamin D levels in a smart way.
  • The surprising impact that cold thermogenesis has on mitochondria.
  • Why getting your body grounded can help reduce stress hormones and inflammation.
  • How exercise can powerfully impact your mitochondria and brain function.

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May 10, 2017
TMHS 218: Demolish Fitness Myths And Sculpt Your Best Body With The Cut - With Morris Chestnut And Obi Obadike
56:14

For generations, many of us have aspired to be like the heroes and heroines we see on the big screen. The charisma, the confidence, and, of course, the incredible physiques have motivated people to hit the gym for decades.

Morris Chestnut is definitely on that list of favorite fit actors for millions of people. In his own words, getting in shape and staying in shape wasn’t that hard for him. But then something changed…

As Morris was busy doing his thing making movies and television shows, he noticed that the extra weight wasn’t hopping off of his frame like it used to. In fact, the weight snuck up on him so fast that he barely knew what hit him. And, as life would so poetically write it, this is when he gets a call for a big movie role where he needs to be in jaw-dropping shape. He needed an assist, big time! And this is where celebrity fitness trainer Obi Obadike steps on the scene.

In this episode you’re going to learn Morris and Obi’s story, and how they were able to transform Morris’ physique (and get just as many people talking about his body as the movie itself). Most importantly, you’re going to learn the valuable fitness lessons that anyone can use to break through and accomplish their fitness goals. They are excited to show you that this process of getting in incredible shape is simple, attainable, and even fun! Listen in as we breakdown the common fitness myths and provide you the tools you need to create the body and health that you deserve. Check out the video, but make sure to listen to the audio podcast for some of the extras to ensure you take things to a whole new level. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which nutrient can protect your brain from the effects of sleep deprivation.
  • What the most important factor is in any diet that you choose.
  • How carbohydrate intake can affect water retention in the body.
  • What carbohydrate spillover is and how it impacts body fat.
  • How extra weight can creep up on you.
  • Why actors tend to get fat on set.
  • The most significant thing that a trainer has to establish with their client.
  • How weekend weight gain changed Morris’ perception about fitness.
  • Whether or not eating more smaller meals throughout the day accelerates fat loss.
  • What impact (if any) does eating carbs in the evening have on weight gain.
  • Why it’s actually encouraged for you to indulge in your favorite foods on The Cut program.
  • How dropping calories too low can sabotage your weight loss.
  • Why eating some smart carbs for dinner can actually help you sleep better.

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May 02, 2017
TMHS 217: Create Epic Health, Wealth, And Relationships Through The Power Of No - With James Altucher
57:47

Every choice we make in life instantly has two outcomes.

Every time you say yes to something, you are inherently saying no to something else. And every time you say no to something, you are automatically saying yes to something else.

For example, when you say yes to eating healthy food, then you are saying no to eating deep-fried Twinkies by default. That cream-stuffed heart attack may be attractive, but one yes decision accomplishes both in one fell swoop.

That example is for a positive outcome. But in a negative context, saying yes to a job that you can’t stand (and not opening yourself up to another one), is saying no to a career that you could really enjoy, automatically. You can have anything, but you can’t have everything. And your no’s and yes’s are the priceless currency of your life.

According to bestselling author James Altucher, The Power of No is one of the least utilized keys to a healthy and happy life. When you say “NO” to the things that you don’t want, then you actually make room for the things in life that you do want. Often times we can’t take advantage of (or even recognize) the biggest opportunities in our lives if we’re busy doing things that we don’t want to do.

On a level of health and wellness, that soul-sucking behavior of saying yes (even when you know good and well you shouldn’t be doing it) increases stress hormones, reduces activity in the parts of your brain associated with creativity and happiness, and even increases behaviors like emotional eating (because your biology is trying to find some relief from the jam you’ve gotten yourself into).

It’s true that there are rites of passage in life, and there are times when you have to suck-it-up and do things that you might not want to do (like going to the DMV to get your tags renewed - I think I would rather be forced to cook bacon in the nude. And bacon grease can be so unfriendly!). But those short-term choices need to be leading you to long-term rewards you want. The problem is that a lot of times we say yes to things, we get stuck saying yes, and never devise ourselves an exit plan.

The solution is to become more aware of the power of no, and to use it consciously to move your life forward. You’ve got a finite time here to enjoy life and make the most of yourself, and that’s why I’m so excited to share today’s episode with you!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How James amassed a fortune building websites for iconic entertainment companies.
  • How James lost all of his fortune (and more) because of what he calls “the disease”.
  • Why it’s a big mistake to think that you’re ever done (or that you’ve “made it”).
  • Why money is a side effect of something more important.
  • How self-honesty can be the key to having the health, happiness, and life you want.
  • Why you need to exercise your idea muscle daily.
  • What Twinkies have to do with finding your purpose.
  • How the power of “NO” can revolutionize your life.
  • Why rejection is a normal, valuable part of life.
  • Why playing is such an important part of success.
  • How to become an idea machine.
  • Why you need to love yourself like your life depends on it.
  • Why putting a priority on your own health and happiness is one of the most unselfish things you can ever do.

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May 01, 2017
TMHS 216: Evening Routines That Enhance Sleep, Accelerate Fat Loss, And Supercharge Your Brain
01:15:26

Morning routine versus an evening routine… which one is more important?

Experts all over the world have been touting the benefits of having a strong morning routine if you want to be successful. The early bird get the worm, right?!

So, whether you’re into eating worms or not (I did see a kid do it when I was in elementary school) I think you’ll discover today that success isn’t about what you do in the morning, it’s really about what you do the night before.

You’re about to discover some mind-blowing science that links a consistent, smart evening routine with improved heart health, better brain function, protection against unwanted weight gain, and an overall better quality of life.

Some of the things you’ll learn today will stick with you for a lifetime. I’m sure of it. And the best news is that taking advantage of these benefits does not require you to makeover your entire life (let me hear all of my night owls let out a collective, “Whooo Whooo!”). It’s simply the small things that you can add in or adjust that can generate some big changes. So, click play, enjoy, and take advantage of the tips that speak to you!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The dangers and benefits of taking a melatonin supplement.
  • Why sleep is like a crap-shoot for many people every night.
  • What the science says about evening routines and children’s sleep.
  • Why practice does not make perfect.
  • What happens in our brains when we do something consistently.
  • What the 4 stages of learning are.
  • How processes become automated in our brains and bodies.
  • The part of the brain responsible for habit formation.
  • How to create a habit loop.
  • The part of creating a “positive habit” that many people leave out.
  • What it means to have social jet lag.
  • Why it’s critical to understand our biological rhythms.
  • How staying up later on the weekends can affect your body weight.
  • How melatonin and cortisol compete to shape your body.
  • What short-term sleep deprivation can do to your testosterone.
  • How daylight savings time influences heart attacks (this is nuts!).
  • What an optimal evening routine looks like.
  • The problems that tech devices create with our sleep (and how to overcome them).
  • How to use specific bodywork to wind down and improve sleep quality.
  • Which mineral helps to optimize sleep cycles and naturally boost melatonin.

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Apr 26, 2017
TMHS 215: Proven Methods To Reverse Multiple Sclerosis And Other Chronic Autoimmune Diseases - With Dr. Terry Wahls
01:00:49

I thought that it was too late for me. I thought that too much time had passed…

For two and a half years I was in pain as my spine was essentially falling apart. Two herniated discs, advanced degeneration, and a disease prognosis that gave me no hope of recovery.

Leading up to the day that I finally decided to make some changes and do something about it, this profound sense of hopelessness came over me. I thought to myself, “Too much time has passed. If my body was going to get any better it would’ve happened by now.” I was giving myself an out before I even started. But, fortunately I woke up and gave my body a chance.

The funny thing was actually witnessing how quickly my body turned things around. My body was wanting all along to restore vibrant health, but I was fighting against it. All I needed to do was give my body the right conditions to do what it already knows how to do. Our bodies are designed to heal. Our bodies are designed to thrive.

But what about the case of an autoimmune disease? Isn’t your body fighting against you this time? Well, not exactly. In the case of many autoimmune diseases, your body thinks that it’s actually helping you by attacking your tissues. It’s friendly fire. But, why in the world would it do that?

That’s what Dr. Terry Wahls was struggling to understand when multiple sclerosis left her wheelchair-bound and slowly watching her life slip away. Years went by for her as well. But, fortunately, she didn’t give up. And her story, which you’re going to hear today, is absolutely incredible!

Dr. Wahls protocol has enabled tens of thousands of people all over the world to put their MS or autoimmune diseases into remission. The principles in how she was able to make this happen are bundled up for you right here, and I’m beyond grateful to be able to share it with you.

As you may know from my story, I had a complete reversal of the spinal and bone disease, and better health than I could’ve ever imagined. But there are countless stories of transformations like this, and Dr. Wahls is one of them. I want you to know that no matter how long you’ve been struggling in your health, there is always an opportunity for you to turn things around. Hopefully Dr. Wahls protocol will provide you with some tools and inspiration to help make it happen. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How magnesium deeply impacts sleep quality.
  • How multiple sclerosis (MS) invaded Dr. Wahls’ life leaving her debilitated and struggling with chronic pain.
  • What enabled Dr. Wahls to go from wheelchair bound to full, energetic function (she can now go on an 18 mile bike ride just for fun!)
  • How to enable hope to reemerge in your life.
  • What the underlying cause behind MS is.
  • The severe problems with the way conventional medicine treats MS.
  • What roles genetics plays in developing MS.
  • How myelin is related to MS and the important function it plays for overall health.
  • How to improve the performance of myelin through exercise.
  • Which essential nutrients are crucial for creating and supporting myelin.
  • How cholesterol lower drugs can contribute to complications with MS.
  • Which key hormones your body creates through the modification of cholesterol.
  • How sun exposure is intimately related to MS.
  • The shocking number of genes that are influenced by vitamin D.
  • Why sunscreen might be more problematic than beneficial.
  • The incredible way that our microbiome and gut health influence MS.
  • Why Dr. Wahls had affordability and simplicity in mind when she created her cookbook.
  • How stress an unresolved conflict can wreak havoc on your health.
  • Whether or not The Wahls Protocol can be effective in treating other autoimmune diseases besides MS.

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Apr 19, 2017
TMHS 214: Hijacking Our Appetite And Being Wired To Eat - With Robb Wolf
01:08:54

Are your food choices really determined by you?

In a way, yes. You are the one that has full responsibility of driving that body of yours around. But in another way, no. If you look a little closer, you’ll see that the roads you have been driving on were set up in a way that makes your decisions less conscious… robotic even. Your vehicle (that amazing body of yours) has been wired to eat in a certain way. And you’re probably not the one who did the initial wiring.

If this brings to mind the scene in The Matrix where Neo wakes up all covered in goo, and hooked to wires that have been draining his life-force, then good. That was such an awesome scene. I’m not talking about that kind of wiring though.

I’m talking about the internal wiring. How your brain and nervous system are wired up to automate behaviors. Believe it or not, you don’t come here with a lot of advanced programming set up. Sure, you have all the basics: eating, crying, laughing, pooping (oh, how many diapers I’ve changed!). You don’t have to work very hard to do those things. But, and this is a big but, what you are fed, what you cry about, what you laugh about, and what you are pooping out can be very different depending on how you’re programmed. And that’s where your wake up call is going to begin.

Recently we are realizing far more that it’s not so much that diseases are inherited. Sure, we can carry genes for an array of chronic illnesses from our parents. However, research is finding that over 80% percent of those genes are largely under our control (specifically under the control of our lifestyle choices). So, again, it’s not so much that diseases are inherited, but our family’s cookbooks and eating habits are inherited. And that’s how we initially get wired to eat.

Today New York Times bestselling author (and modern day superhero) Robb Wolf is on the show to talk about some of this internal wiring. Most importantly, he’s got the tools, insights, and strategies to reprogram yourself to make the food decisions that really serve you. Plus, he’s going to show you how the variety and enjoyment from food in your life can be personalized. This is vital stuff, so click play, climb out of the mental goo, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which unique foods is proven to enhance stem cell genesis.
  • What enabled Robb to go from chronic illness (and potential removal of part of his intestines) to remarkable health and fitness in just a matter of months.
  • How Robb opened up the very first Crossfit Affiliate gym in the country.
  • Why your environment matters just as much as your diet.
  • The chronic family health issue that inspired Robb to test out a Paleo-type diet.
  • What neuroregulation of appetite is.
  • Why some people are better off eating a cookie than a banana (wait, what?).
  • How professional eating competitors hack their appetite.
  • What vanishing calories and hyperpalatable foods are.
  • Why gut bacteria need to be considered with our food choices.
  • What personalized nutrition is and why it’s important.
  • How to intelligently alter meals so that everyone in the family eats what’s best for them.
  • Surprising insights about kid’s eating habits for parents who want their kids to eat healthy.
  • The vast benefits and potential pitfalls with a ketogenic diet.
  • How community and relationships play a powerful role in health and wellness.

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Apr 17, 2017
TMHS 213: The 4 Barriers To Break Through When Building Your Body And Your Life
01:02:44

Before you have a physical transformation, you must first have a mental transformation.

All change begins in our mind. So, change your mind and change your life. It sounds pretty simple, right? But trying to change your mind can be like an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. There are barriers, pitfalls, and outlandish obstacles scattered throughout the process. Real change, lasting change, is really about being prepared to navigate these obstacles. In fact, there may be nothing more important on your path to success than becoming skilled at moving past the curveballs that life throws at you.

In this episode we’re going to detail the 4 barriers to breakthrough when changing your body and your life. Often times these barriers can be hiding in plain sight, sabotaging your progress. Today we’re going to bring these things to light and, most importantly, provide you with tools and insights to blast through these barriers with a vengeance.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your gut microbiome is very much like a rain forest.
  • Why knowing what to do to be healthy doesn’t matter very much.
  • How putting things off can slow down huge progress in your life.
  • How Lil Jon helped Jade overcome her hesitation (yeaaaaah!).
  • Why our survival needs and lethargy are intimately connected.
  • When you can get a permission slip for laziness.
  • Why it’s important to link your movement and exercise to something bigger.
  • Why time management is a misnomer.
  • How our devices can separate us from someone important.
  • How social media creates a hormonal soup in your brain.
  • The difficult thing that all successful people face (but they consistently defeat it).
  • How our self-esteem controls our performance.
  • 5 vital tips to overcome self-doubt.

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Apr 11, 2017
TMHS 212: Carb-Cycling For Fat Loss And The Sweet Potato Diet - With Michael Morelli
58:08

I remember playing the hot potato game when I was a little kid. The music plays, and the “hot potato” (usually a tiny beanbag) is passed around by kids in a circle. When the music stops, if you’re the unlucky one holding the potato, you’re out! The potato makes you lose.

Well, maybe that silly (and fun!) kids game was onto something. According to our guest today, if you get caught with the potato in your hand (specifically a sweet potato) then you will lose yet again… but this time the loss is in body fat.

Michael Morelli is an absolute superstar in the fitness space. With over 4 million followers and fans on his social media platforms, he’s one of the strongest voices in the health movement today. This guy is super fit, and he’s helped thousands of other people get super fit. One of the tools of the trade: The Sweet Potato Diet. It’s a real food, intelligent carb-cycling approach that just flat-out gets results.

As you’ll discover today, carb-cycling is a valuable tool that’s heavily underutilized because major media hasn’t been talking enough about it. In truth, it’s a way of eating that we’ve evolved with in many ways. Naturally we’d have periods of overfeeding, underfeeding, and basic maintenance. It would be a shift in calories and in food type. Our ratios of macronutrients (the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) would shift much more frequently than the cookie-cutter, same-old-same-old way we tend to eat today. To tap into a way of eating that encourages a shift in your metabolism, and a way that your genes actually expect you to eat, just click play and find out the benefits of The Sweet Potato Diet!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How fitness superstar Michael Morelli hit rock bottom and ended up in his mom’s basement.
  • What carb cycling is and why it’s valuable to know about.
  • Why low-carb or ketogenic diets can be challenging for some people.
  • The impact that small, healthy amounts of sweet potatoes can have on blood sugar long-term.
  • Which culture the highest percentage of people 100+ years old who use sweet potato as a staple in their diet.
  • Whether or not it’s a good idea for most people to count their calories.
  • Which concentrated sweet potato nutrient is correlated with a longer lifespan.
  • Whether or not you’re eating a yam or a true sweet potato.
  • Why food choices for most people are not logical.
  • How the sweet potato can radically upgrade most of your favorite indulgences.
  • Why strict diets tend to be in opposition of human psychology.
  • How to carb cycle in combination with exercise during your week.
  • What your body will do to provide glucose for your brain if glucose is too low.
  • Important mental shifts you need to make when working to change your body.

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Apr 05, 2017
TMHS 211: The Great Cardio Myth - With Craig Ballantyne
01:05:09

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a professor, a trainer, a coach, a well-meaning gym buddy, a special news report, or a random passerby say that you need to do more cardio to burn more fat, I’d have Scrooge McDuck level cash in my account.

If so many people say it, then it must be true, right? Scratch that… if so many intelligent and well-meaning people say it, then it must be true, right?

And therein lies one of the problems…

If you take really smart, well-meaning people and teach them the wrong thing, they can become world-class at doing the wrong thing. So good at doing the wrong thing, in fact, that they create compelling arguments as to why they should continue doing it (even if it’s not working).

When it comes to doing hours of cardio each week, and still not seeing the weight budge, we can justify and say… “Ah, I just need to sneak another hour in each week.” or “I just need to cut back on the calories even more.” or “I’m just not good at this.” or, and this is the worst, “I’m obviously not trying hard enough.”

So, we try to beat our metabolism into submission. Or, we develop a condition of learned helplessness… where we believe that no matter how much dieting and cardio we do, we’ll never be able to change.

But, what if all along it was the tactics, and not the ability of the person, that was not working to begin with? Cardio being the ideal form of exercise for fat loss was something that was largely just assumed and not proven. Sort of like when people believed that the earth was flat (this was even taught in universities!), until the assumption was finally disproved.

That busted myth took centuries to happen. The Great Cardio Myth is getting busted in just one episode of The Model Health Show.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why cardio machine are lying to us.
  • The impact that conventional cardio exercise has on appetite.
  • How basic dieting compares to doing hours of cardio.
  • Where the idea of doing more aerobic exercise for better health originated.
  • How low-fat, high-carb diets got advocated along with conventional cardio.
  • Whether or not you can outrun a pizza.
  • The truth about how overuse injuries occur.
  • Why the treadmill creates abnormal walking and running movements.
  • The shocking influence that conventional cardio can have on heart health.
  • How high intensity interval training compares to strict cardio in clinical trials.
  • What to do if you’ve only got 3 days a week (and less than 30 minutes) to exercise each week.
  • How to train if you want to build muscle mass and if you DON’T want to build muscle mass.
  • The real reason so many people gravitate towards cardio for exercise (truth bomb!).

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Apr 03, 2017
TMHS 210: 4 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time (And What To Do About It!)
01:20:46

Working as a clinician for many years, one of the most common questions I would get is, “What can I take for more energy?”.

It was always a tough question because I knew I’d just be treating a symptom by giving them energizing natural supplements like maca, cordyceps, and ginseng. Sure, it’s better that they didn’t ask a drug dealer the same question. In the immortal words of Rick James, “Cocaine is a helluva drug…” But, I didn’t want them to see me like a natural pill-pusher, and get them hooked on something just to get them by, either. So, I dedicated myself to helping them get to the root of their energy problems. And today you’ll learn the very best of what I came up with.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How my struggle with chronic fatigue began.
  • A potent superherb that’s clinically proven to improve insulin sensitivity.
  • What going to the gym is compensating for.
  • How you’re able to literally charge up your cells like a battery.
  • The surprising amount of energy the human body can generate.
  • Simple strategies to get in more nutritious movement throughout the day.
  • Why you can still wake up exhausted after 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
  • What sleep architecture is.
  • How many total sleep cycles you need for optimal energy.
  • What happens in your brain during sleep.
  • The 2 major things that can disrupt your sleep cycles.
  • Key nutrient deficiencies that cause fatigue and sleep problems.
  • The #1 mineral that supports human energy production.
  • How dehydration impacts energy (and how much water you really need!).

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Mar 28, 2017
TMHS 209: How Culture Controls Your Lifespan And The Causes Of Health - With Dr. Mario Martinez
01:01:43

Culture is a very interesting and versatile thing. Culture is like the invisible force that guides our beliefs, behaviors, and knowledge. Culture is what gives color to how you experience your life.

There are many shades and varieties of colors (you already know there are 50 Shades of Gray), and your culture, versus the culture of someone else, is a fundamental reason why two people can have a totally different experience from the same event.

Take seeing a new superhero movie, for example. You have been immersed in a culture that loves the ideas of superpowers. They believe human potential is limitless. They believe that good always wins in the end. While your friend, who you’ve unwittingly brought along to see the movie with you, has been immersed in a culture believes only in what they see. They value hard, cold facts and extreme rationality. They believe in love, but also that bad things happen no matter what, and it’s all about probability.

You think the movie is fantastic and inspiring. As a result, you get a rush of endorphins and positive “feel good” neurotransmitters and hormones. Your stress levels go down, and you are inspired for days after.

Your friend, on the other hand, thinks the movie is a waste of time and resources. They watched with pessimistic cultural views, and they were so busy pointing out what’s not realistic that they missed out on the magic of human creativity. As a result, your friend’s stress hormones elevate from irritation. Their blood sugar is low because of all the mental energy used to dissect the cinematic foolishness, and they leave feeling like they’ve just wasted three hours of their life that they can’t get back. Two totally different experiences from the same event. Neither of you is right or wrong. Just very different.

Now stretch this variance in perception into the realm of food, exercise, stress management, relationships, and, most importantly, what’s deeply ingrained in you about how long you’re going to live, and you’ll discover the real power that culture has over your life. The issue is that its power has been hiding in plain site, governing everything you do and how you experience the world. Today, thanks to the incomparable Dr. Mario Martinez, you’re going to learn how to come out of a cultural fog and embrace only the cultural influences that are serving you in becoming the greatest version of yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How we can know what’s best for our health but still not do it.
  • What psychoneuroimmunology is.
  • How much genetics actually play into how long you’ll live healthfully.
  • What a culture is and how it affects the brain.
  • How feelings like shame impacts inflammation and pain.
  • Why affirmations alone don’t work.
  • What causes people who elevate and “make it big” to come crashing back down.
  • How to move beyond pseudo-humbleness.
  • Why we need to learn about the causes of health.
  • The difference between a ritual and a routine (this is important!).
  • The surprising way that pleasure can affect your immune system.
  • How to differentiate hedonistic pleasure and eudemonic pleasure.
  • How to be an outlier and not lose your health and happiness because of it.
  • Why old psychological programs can show up and sabotage your relationships.
  • Why speed of implementation is important.
  • How junk food can mean love for us.
  • Why giving something up can make you want it more.
  • The difference between having an illness and becoming an illness.

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Mar 22, 2017
TMHS 208: The One Minute Workout - With Dr. Martin Gibala
50:38

Saying that this will change your life is an understatement. What we were taught about conventional exercise is running people into the ground (literally) and our society isn’t any healthier as a result of it.

Today you’re going to get the truth about the most important form of exercise for human health and fitness. It’s so effective that it’s almost unbelievable. So unbelievable, in fact, that I had to hunt down the world’s foremost expert on the subject to have him break it down for us. And he didn’t pull any punches!

You’re about to find out what The One Minute Workout is all about. Plus, you’re going to discover how Dr. Martin Gibala can get you fitter and healthier 10 times faster than any traditional program ever could. This eye-opening episode is loaded with insights, so click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising history of interval training.
  • How to do Wingates to radically boost your fitness levels.
  • How to actually increase the number of mitochondria (energy “power plants”) you have in your cells.
  • Why one minute of hard exercise can get you the same benefits as 150 minutes of conventional steady state cardio (this is mind-blowing!).
  • The truth about your VO2 Max and why it’s important.
  • The little known impact that HIIT has on your aerobic fitness.
  • How HIIT influences muscle fiber recruitment.
  • The surprising benefits of interval walking.
  • How many days a week you should incorporate HIIT.
  • Whether or not you should do HIIT and resistance training on the same day.
  • What exercise snacking is.
  • Whether or not interval training is safe for people with heart conditions.
  • The best way to warm up for your training session.
  • What the very best ways to do HIIT for maximum results.

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Mar 12, 2017
TMHS 207: Reset Your Genes And Become Younger - With Dr. Sara Gottfried
56:11

Time is not toxic. Just because the days roll by on the calendar, does not mean that you have to be sentenced with years of sub-standard living and loss of function.

New York Times bestselling author, and superstar physician, Dr. Sara Gottfried is here to blow your mind with the latest research on aging. You’re going to learn firsthand how to ensure that your healthspan--the amount of time you live with good health and normal function--is as long as possible. This information will be valuable to you for a lifetime (and a much longer, healthier lifetime at that!). So, click play, take good notes, and become Younger!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The triggering event that led Dr. Gottfried to focus deeply on the aging process.
  • Why the experience of aging starts in your muscles.
  • How your muscles are actually a fat-burning endocrine organ.
  • What normally happens to your blood sugar as you get older.
  • Why it’s critical to extend your healthspan as long as possible.
  • How our various organs age differently.
  • Why it’s vital for us to have a continuous means of emotional release.
  • How traumatic stress genes can get activated and passed on to future generations.
  • What fascia is and how energy can clogged up in your system.
  • How sex can counter the effects of stress.
  • Why exercise can be a valuable gene reset.
  • The surprising percentage of your genetic expression that you’re in control of.
  • Which glorified “fat gene” might be influencing your health (and what to do about it!).
  • The specific gene that influences detoxification (and how it affects your partying).
  • Which gene codes for how you carry and process cholesterol.
  • What Dr. Sara recommends for your carbohydrate threshold.
  • What specific markers you can use to measure your healthspan.

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Mar 08, 2017
TMHS 206: Exercise Your "NO" Muscle And Get Free To Focus - With Michael Hyatt
52:50

How often have you found yourself feeling stressed by time?

How about the feeling that you don’t have enough time to do the things you really want to do? And, if you’re like most of us, has just thinking about how little time you have made you so exhausted that you just eat some dessert, watch tv, and waste even more time?

It’s crazy how time can do such a number on our psyches. But, today, we’ve got some major solutions to our society’s crazy time epidemic!

Time is not measured by clocks, it’s measured by moments. The more that we can take control of how we invest our time, the more we’re going to be present for the moments that really make life worth living. On the health side, time worry is actually a major cause of anxiety. So much futurecasting, and not feeling empowered to do the things we want, can lead to a subtle, or very strong, feeling of helplessness.

To help all of us become a better master of our days, I called in one of the top productivity and leadership experts in the world. His story is remarkable. Many people that have 1/10 of the responsibility that this man has are quaking in the boots trying to figure out how to make it. Not only is he making it, but he’s thriving, and helping people all over the world to do the same. He’s an incredible model for us all, so I’d like to introduce you to the incredible Michael Hyatt.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The do’s and don’ts of melatonin supplementation.
  • The #1 reason most people aren’t exercising.
  • Why asking for permission is a waste of time.
  • The 2 biggest misconceptions when it comes to productivity.
  • What the “Circle of Being” is and why it’s important.
  • Why it’s important to exercise your “NO” muscle.
  • A powerful written response to help you devote time where it’s needed most.
  • Why a combined rest and work flow is valuable to your success.
  • The critical importance of hard boundaries.
  • What an activation trigger is.
  • How productivity technology can actually make us less productive.
  • How to instantly reframe your tasks to make them more appealing.
  • The importance of creating a positive work environment (and strategically avoiding disrupters).
  • Why it’s helpful to fill up other’s emotional gas tank.
  • Why a productivity mindset is more important than productivity techniques.

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Mar 05, 2017
TMHS 205: Smart Tips To Beat Inflamm-Aging And The Telomere Effect - With Dr. Elissa Epel
58:00

Sometimes I contemplate on just how fragile life is. Here we are, spinning around the sun in the middle of the universe with a billion delicate balances allowing us to be here.

When you stop and think about how grand everything is, it can be a little overwhelming. But, if you zoom in even closer… and even closer than that… and even closer than that… all the way down to the makeup of our cells, you see that life is also very powerful and resilient. And there are intelligent systems governing it all.

Life, and how long we live, is not an accident. Our cells can actually tell us how long we’re going to live. More specifically, they can tell us how long we’re going to live healthfully. I just overheard a gentleman at the gym, probably in his late 50’s, telling another seasoned fellow how he’s getting too old to do basic things he used to do. He was complaining about the inability to tend to his yard and to exercise normally. The man he was talking to simply replied, “It’s too bad, isn’t it?”

They have bought into the idea that it’s a sharp downhill slope now that their 50’s have shown up. All I could think about in that moment was The Telomere Effect.

To put it simply, your telomeres are a biological marker that can tell you how long you’re going to live with your health intact. Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and superstar health psychologist Dr. Elissa Epel collaborated to write one of the most important books of our time. The Telomere Effect provides eye-opening study after study proving how this incredible biological marker can be shortened or extended based on our lifestyle choices, and even our beliefs.

Today you’re about to hear from Dr. Epel about just how powerful you are to ensure you live healthfully for the vast majority of your years. As grand as the universe is, some of the greatest power resides in your cells, and it resides in your ability to choose. To be healthy as you age, or not to be. That is the question! And today we’ve got your answer.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which incredible compound has been found to protect your body from the effects of sleep deprivation.
  • What telomeres are and how they work.
  • Whether or not things like bullying and violence have an impact on your healthspan.
  • The difference between your healthspan and disease span.
  • How stressful events influence your cellular aging.
  • The crucial lifestyle factors that can protect your telomeres from shortening too fast.
  • The difference between a threat response and a challenge response.
  • What cognitive defusion is.
  • How to swiftly move past being overly self-critical.
  • What inflamm-aging is and how it impacts our lives.
  • Which key nutrients have been found to support telomere length.
  • How sleep minutes are like calories.
  • The amount of exercise needed to protect you from accelerated telomere shortening.

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Feb 28, 2017
TMHS 204: Spot-Treating Body Fat, Lowering Cortisol, Staying Mobile As You Age And More!
01:37:38

Conventional wisdom says that your body burns fat as a whole, and that you can’t “spot-eliminate” fat. Well, if conventional wisdom had a nose, it would be growing like Pinocchio’s right now. In past episodes we’ve discussed how your body actually burns fat, how it’s eliminated, and what fat even is in the first place. In this episode we’re going to talk about how you can influence your body to burn more fat from specific “problem areas”, plus a whole lot more.

Today we have a very special episode we recorded with listeners of The Model Health Show live in Washington D.C.! This special Q & A show delves in on topics ranging from overlooked causes of heart problems, spot-treating body fat, deciding on your career path, avoiding hip and knee replacements, quickly eliminating inflammation and that’s just for starters.

I hope this episode provides you with a plethora of tools and insights that you can use for a lifetime. And a special shoutout to everyone who joined us in D.C. It was an amazing time in an awesome city. Thank you for making us feel at home!

Enjoy, and please stay tuned for more cities that I’ll be traveling to for speaking events, meet & greets, and a whole lot more!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which field of science teaches how every bite of food you eat impacts your genetic expression.
  • The leading cause of physician visits today (this might surprise you!).
  • How you can target and burn fat from specific “problem areas” on your body.
  • A big revelation about cellulite and stretch marks.
  • How to better understand your body’s electrical conductivity.
  • The impact that “grounding” has on cortisol levels.
  • What the #1 mineral deficiency in modern society is.
  • The most important questions to ask yourself when deciding a career path.
  • Which category of food/medicine is crucial for your immune system today.
  • What to do when family and friends aren’t on the same page with you when it comes to improving their health.
  • Essential tips for health and mobility as you age.
  • The underlying component of any chronic health issue that’s often overlooked.
  • How to best address the need for hip replacements, knee replacements, etc.
  • Why questions are able to guide our lives and decisions.

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Feb 22, 2017
TMHS 203: 5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Fitness Program - With Drew Canole
53:05

What does a good sandwich, an Oreo cookie, and a Hot Pocket all have in common? Well, even though I might not be sycked to eat any of those things, it’s the stuff in the middle that makes them what they are.

Without the fixings in the middle of the sandwich, you’d just be eating bread (true story, I’ve eaten many bread sandwiches in my lifetime), without the cream in the middle of the Oreo, you’d just have two dry black discs, and without the cheesy meaty center of the Hot Pocket, you’d just have a pocket.

So, what’s the point of this pro-diabetes food analogy? It’s to remind you that what happens in the middle counts. I’d argue to say that what happens in the middle is where all the action is. And that’s why today’s show is so important…

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually “get fit” when you’re working out. It’s the stuff that you do in between your workouts (aka in the middle) that makes all the difference in the world.

You see, exercise is known as a hormetic stressor. It’s something that puts a stressful load onto your body that can actually make your body stronger, if you allow/support your body to heal from it.

We can radically up-level our body’s healing process and come back better, faster by adding in a few recovery essentials. Today we have on health & fitness celebrity Drew Canole to share some of his best tips to help you recover faster and get the most out of your fitness program.

Many of these tools are simple, easy to implement, and proven to work. But they don’t work unless you work them! Plus, you’ll get the inside scoop on what Drew’s personal training programs look like that keep him in cover model shape year round. So, let’s get to it!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The #1 way that we influence the people around us.
  • Why you may want to change how you label your cheat meals.
  • How your breathing habits influence your body’s ability to burn fat.
  • What interesting compound in broccoli can help you body detoxify more effectively.
  • Why it’s more difficult to gain weight when you eat real food.
  • Simple tips to help you speed up your recovery time.
  • How to radically increase muscle hypertrophy (King TUT is the key!).
  • What training program Drew used to put on size and strength in a short amount of time.
  • Why accountability is so valuable in accomplishing your fitness goals.
  • How to do pyramid drop-sets for faster results.
  • Why you need to immediately become a sleep ninja.

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Feb 20, 2017
TMHS 202: 7 Little Known Superfoods You Need To Learn About
01:17:24

The term “superfood” has been used more and more loosely as the years have gone by. It’s sort of like when a really skinny guys who doesn’t workout has abs… and you’re like, “Nah, that doesn’t really count. Put your shirt back on and stop flexing.” Well, at least that’s what I would have told my 12-year old self...

Superfoods are not the run-of-the-mill foods that you see everyday. These are foods that have rare nutrients, or concentrations of nutrients, or a completeness of nutrients that are rarely seen in nature. Broccoli is like abs on Justin Bieber. Real superfoods (like you’re about to learn about today) are like abs on Arnold Schwarzenegger. They are totally in a different league (and no disrespect to broccoli!).

You’re about so get the inside scoop on foods that are clinically proven to destroy cancer cells, foods that can regenerate and heal your ligaments, tendons, and bones, and even foods that can upgrade your entire immune system. Enjoy, and make sure to share this with the people you care about!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which powerful superfood has been used historically as a “famine food”.
  • What the surprising benefits of polysaccharides are.
  • What it means to be a COX-2 inhibitor.
  • The incredible impact that one (stinky) superfood has on lowering cholesterol.
  • Which superfood boasts 7x more vitamin C than oranges, 7x more potassium than bananas, 4x more calcium than milk.
  • A food that’s clinically proven to optimize blood sugar and prevent prediabetes and diabetes.
  • Where to find usable antioxidants that actually show up in your bloodstream.
  • A wonderful superfood that’s being used to help feed impoverished children.
  • Which superfood is also the best natural laxative.
  • The superfood that was prized by the ancient Egyptians and Alexander the Great.
  • What to use to rapidly heal burns and skin damage.
  • Which class of little known superfoods are responsible for creating most of the world’s oxygen supply.
  • A rare compound that can help support your stem cell production.
  • Which superfood contains every essential amino acid, every essential fatty acid, and every essential glyconutrient.
  • How this special superfood helps to “format” your immune system.
  • How inflammation is tied to weight gain, and which superfood can help with reducing it!

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Feb 14, 2017
TMHS 201: Extreme Self-Care And Developing A Miracle Mindset - With JJ Virgin
56:18

You’ve probably heard the statement, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” But if that’s the case, why do so many of us shy away from adversity? Why, when the chips are down, do we sometimes feel like we can’t move past the hard times?
Part of it is perception. It’s not what happens to us, but how you respond to what happens that tells the real tale of the results in our lives. How you perceive the challenge will be your experience of the challenge. You can see it as the ultimate thing that will take you down, or the greatest gift that’s going to push you to take your life to the next level.

The other part is readiness for the challenge. It might seem that we are ill-equipped at times to overcome our hardships. Yet, if we dive deep and keep moving forward, we’ll often find that the strength was in us all along.

You are not always going to be ready for a specific adversity, but you can train yourself mind, body, and spirit to be ready at all times for life’s toughest situations. That’s what today’s guest discovered, and now her story is inspiring hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.

My guest today is the one and only JJ Virgin. She’s a multiple time New York Times bestselling author, speaker, trainer, and all around superstar. Her book The Virgin Diet hit the market and spread like wildfire. She jumped from interview to interview around the country to promote the book and made her long-awaited dream come true. But, all the while she was dealing with the most challenging experience of her life.

It would take everything she had to make it through it, and JJ was ready and willing to step up to the plate. Today you’re going to learn how ensure that you’re ready for life’s toughest challenges on the way to your dreams. You’re going to learn how to develop the mindset of a true champion, the Miracle Mindset, and set an unstoppable course towards making your own visions a reality.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How even the best universities are teaching people bad nutrition science.
  • Which “healthy” sugar is dangerous to your liver and gut lining.
  • Why fresh-pressed juices might make you fat.
  • The #1 disempowering belief that people carry in regards to their body and lifestyle.
  • The surprising family struggle JJ was going through during her first book launch.
  • What guiding principle JJ held with dealing with her son’s recovery.
  • How extreme self-care can be integral to overcoming adversity.
  • Why you need to focus on getting stronger instead of having things easier.
  • What it takes to develop the Miracle Mindset.
  • Why operating from a scarcity mindset can hurt you and others.
  • How to instantly increase your sense of abundance and being “enough”.

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Feb 08, 2017
TMHS 200: 15 Of The Biggest Health, Fitness, And Life Lessons From The Last 100 Shows
01:30:47

When we set out on a journey to get to a destination, we don’t always know what’s in store for us on the road (or if that road might take us somewhere totally unexpected). The important thing is that we embark on our journey, and, as the wise writer Paulo Coelho says, discover our own “personal legend”.

Every journey begins with taking the first step. When I took the first step to start this show, all I knew was that I wanted to help. I wanted to be a blessing in people’s lives. I want to, not just give them hope, but to give them how. And through all of these years and countless hours, I feel that we can confidently say we’ve helped make that a reality.

What I didn’t expect, however, is how much I would love this process, how much I would grow, and how many amazing friends would be brought into my life. But, learning has been of of the most valuable gifts to me. Part of teaching is being a lifetime student yourself. I’ve been able to embrace a childlike sense of wonder, and curiosity that has me asking powerful questions each day. One of those recent questions was, “How can I best celebrate this moment of our 200th show while providing a tremendous amount of value and inspiration for everyone at the same time?” That question led to this. I want to thank you for making me a part of your life, and for being on this journey with me. Please know that the best is yet to come, and join me in celebrating this special moment!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How the Law of Metabolic Compensation impacts our lives each day.
  • 4 ways you can shift your calories and exercise to change your metabolism.
  • What vanishing calories are.
  • The one thing you need to avoid when starting your day.
  • The #1 thing that determines your health, happiness, and success in life.
  • What the 6 human needs are (and how they impact you).
  • How our environment shapes our bodies.
  • The leading cause of sexual dysfunction in our world today.
  • What the most valuable foods and supplements for your immune system are.
  • Why pre- and post-workout nutrition actually matters.
  • What’s really behind the huge increase in autoimmune diseases today.
  • The inherent value you’ll receive from being a lifetime student.
  • The only field of medicine that doesn’t examine the organ they treat (this is dangerous!)
  • Important ideas to help us have a great relationship with food.
  • Why it’s essential to have a personal code to live by.
  • What the placebo effect actually is (and how our thoughts affect our bodies).
  • How to radically increase your productivity and accomplish your goals faster.
  • How exercise plays a critical role in brain health.

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Feb 01, 2017
TMHS 199: Creating Powerful Relationships And Why Men Are From Mars And Women Are From Venus - With Dr. John Gray
01:22:23

One of my favorite statements of all-time was from Dr. Wayne Dyer when he said, “You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.”

Our relationships say a lot about us. They tell us our strengths and weaknesses. They reveal to us our capacity to grow and change. And, most importantly, they give us moment-to-moment feedback about where our life really is.

You see, nothing influences our health, happiness, and success in life more than our relationships. Your most intimate relationship has the greatest influence of all. Anyone who’s ever been in love before knows that love (or lack thereof) permeates itself into everything that you do. It’s the foremost place of inspiration, yet so many of us today put our relationships on the backburner (or worse, on autopilot).

I’m beyond excited to bring a true legend and gift of a human being on the show today to share his most valuable insights for having the relationship that you truly deserve. John Gray is walking, talking amazing. You’re about to find out exactly why is regarded as the #1 relationship expert of our time, and the ah-ha moments will be flowing left and right!

Many times it’s the small things that make a huge difference. And by putting more intention into your relationship (or creating one) you will experience an exponential growth of success in all areas of life. It’s nearly impossible not to! Enjoy this and make sure to share it with the people you love.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you need to understand the distinction between different types of pain.
  • Which little known supplement can reduce hangover symptoms by up to 96%.
  • Whether or not it’s ideal to have water with your meals.
  • What inspired the most well-known relationship expert in the world to become interested in relationships (amazing story!).
  • Why it’s not a man’s job to make a woman happy (and what our job really is!).
  • How testosterone plays into the role of attraction.
  • The surprising reason why men need a “man cave”.
  • How digestion impacts happiness and well-being.
  • How healthy relationships help your immune system to be more resilient.
  • Why it’s valuable to have social interactions beyond your close relationship.
  • How handling stress inappropriately can convert a man’s testosterone into estrogen.
  • What causes us to revert back to behaviors we learned from our parents.
  • What causes relationships that were passionate in the beginning to fizzle away.
  • The greatest gift a woman could ever receive in a relationship.
  • What happens when women suppress their emotions.
  • Why a man’s tendency to want to fix things can backfire.
  • What superpower women have to make their man be stronger and more giving.
  • How to help ensure that your significant other supports you in your health & wellness endeavors.

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Jan 25, 2017
TMHS 198: Take Back Control Of Your Time And Achieve Your Goals Each Day - With John Lee Dumas
57:29

One of the biggest reasons that people give for failing to exercise, to prepare great food for themselves, and to get adequate sleep is that they don’t have enough time.

It’s kind of funny because we all share the same 24-hour clock… and there are people with 3 kids, running their own business with multiple employees, writing books, touring the country speaking, recording their own podcast and frequently doing media interviews... that still have enough time to exercise, eat healthy, get great sleep and have a wonderful family life. I know it because I am that person. This is actually my life. If I was told it would be like this 10 years ago I probably would have thought you were crazy. But, step-by-step I’ve achieved greater levels of productivity, I’ve radically increased my energy and focus, and, more important than anything, I’ve become world-class at setting and accomplishing goals.

Trust me, I didn’t get here on my own. I’ve had incredible teachers along the way who’ve taught me the tools of the trade. One of the smartest things you can ever do in your life is to learn from people who’ve already accomplished what you want to accomplish. They know the way. They have the map. And you’d be surprised just how often they’d give it to you (or at least let you take a picture of it with your phone).

Today we have for you a true genius when it comes to mastering focusing, productivity, and getting things done. Use these tools to make sure that you are constructing the life that YOU love. You’ll be able to create ample time to workout, eat healthy, get great sleep, and do work that fulfills you. Plus, you’ll be able to better enjoy the process and not end up as a fried Twinkie stuck to the couch at the end of the day. This life is your chance to do something great with it and to become all that you can be. The award-winning John Lee Dumas is going to show you how to take life by the horns. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How I was able to accomplish 1 - 2 years of work in just 100 days.
  • How John turned an idea of helping people achieve their biggest goal into one of the most successful campaigns in history.
  • How accomplishing goals in all areas of life affects your well-being.
  • Why you need to become a master of productivity.
  • What valuable strategies you can use to take back control of your time.
  • The #1 mistake people make when starting their day.
  • How we build up “residue” that blocks us from accomplishing our goals.
  • Why having discipline is radically misunderstood.
  • The difference between a focus time and a refresh time.
  • How the internet can easily manipulate your body’s dopamine system.
  • How to take full control of your focus and execute on your goals daily!

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Jan 20, 2017
TMHS 197: How To Learn Faster, Increase Your Focus, And Develop A Superhero Mindset - With Jim Kwik
01:17:03

All growth in our life is a result of learning. Learning changes our brain, it’s changes our intellect, and it changes our possibilities. There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” What we learn becomes a part of who we are, and the tools that we can access anytime we need them. That’s why learning is an invaluable skill you need to master in order to become the best version of yourself.

Today we have a very special episode with accelerated learning and memory expert, Jim Kwik! You’re going to discover some powerful tools that are going to help you learn faster immediately and improve your focus and memory for many years to come.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The 3 elements of a superhero mindset.
  • What a personal trainer for the brain is.
  • What Arnold Schwarzenegger shared with Jim about what it takes to become a champion.
  • Why you should have a not-to-do list.
  • What a switching cost is and how it impacts your productivity.
  • The 4 ways to learn everything faster and with more focus.
  • How teaching can improve your learning.
  • Why you need to decide if you’re going to be a thermometer or a thermostat.
  • How to easily and quickly recall things like names, numbers, and bullet points.
  • Why asking questions can be so valuable to learning (this is important!).
  • 10 keys to unleashing your superhero brain.
  • How much of your memory is determined by genetics and how much is within your control.

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Jan 17, 2017
TMHS 196: Secrets Of Living Healthfully To 100 And Why Goddesses Never Age - With Dr. Christiane Northrup
01:09:47

How long do you choose to live? Have you ever thought about that before?

Life is such a delicate thing, yet it’s not something to experience without a zest and vigor that throws caution to the wind, and pulls every ounce out of this opportunity.

Rationality would say that the longer you live, the more opportunity for experiences you have. This is definitely true if, of course, you’re taking full advantage of the situation called “your life”.

Many people live less in terms of number of years, but far more in terms of experiences, fullness, and impact. Abraham Lincoln said, “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” So when you decide how long you want to live and walk in that direction, make sure that it’s tied to a strong enough why and add plenty of life to those years you’re vying for.

Today we have an absolutely phenomenal teacher, healer, and guide to help you live a longer, more fruitful life. Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a true pioneer and leading authority in the field of health and wellness. She’s here to share some powerful insights that will last you a lifetime (and a much longer, healthier lifetime at that!). So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What being ageless really means.
  • Where the concept of a retirement age came from.
  • A powerful study from Harvard University that showed how your belief system affects your aging.
  • What specific attributes that centenarians (people who are 100+ years old) all over the world share.
  • What righteous anger is.
  • Why over-screening for diseases could be problematic (this is important!).
  • What stage zero cancer is and the impact it’s having on our society.
  • Why the inventor of the PSA test for men’s prostates regrets introducing it to the world.
  • Some small pros and cons to consider about marijuana use.
  • Why curiosity and asking questions can be a tremendous key to long-term health.
  • How to reset your taste buds.
  • What it means to savor the pleasure of food.
  • How your DNA might be influencing your environment.
  • How movement is tied to longevity.

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Jan 11, 2017
TMHS 195: 7 Small Changes To Help You Burn More Fat This Year
01:14:53

Burning fat is an inside job. Your body has an innate intelligence that’s designed to burn more fat for fuel, or to store more fat for a rainy day. The most important realization you'll ever have is that this intelligence is all based on the programming you give it.

The good news is that there are several little known (yet incredibly powerful!) clinically proven ways to train your body to burn more fat. Today you’re going to learn how to utilize these valuable strategies to help shape your body and health for many years to come!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What water-induced thermogenesis is and how it impacts weight loss.
  • How much water you need to drink for a fat loss effect.
  • How overeating and dehydration are related
  • Tips to ensure that you’re drinking enough water each day.
  • Why sleep deprivation is one of the biggest causes of overeating.
  • Which sleep-related hormone actually helps your body burn more fat.
  • Whether or not moonlight can negatively impact sleep.
  • Which form of exercise best enhances your basal metabolic rate.
  • How cardio compares to resistance training for long-term fat loss.
  • Which overlooked category of nutrients are critical in upregulating fat loss.
  • How you can stress your way into gaining weight.
  • What specific stress management practice is proven to aid in weight loss.
  • How to activate a special kind of fat that actually BURNS fat!

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Jan 04, 2017
TMHS 194: The Human Diet And How To Get Deep Nutrition - With Dr. Cate Shanahan
01:16:56

Most diets are really just guessing games. Even though a diet might claim to be the ultimate solution for health and weight loss, chances are they fail most people. And there’s a big (simple) reason why.

Since the beginning of history, humans have tried to eat everything. If you can get some of it in your mouth, somebody has tried to eat it. Sometimes it made them feel good. Sometimes it made them keel over and die. Most importantly, someone was there to document the results as time has gone on, and the foundational human diet was born.

For many years now, I often sit back and wonder what humans were really designed to eat, and if there’s really any “perfect food” for us. That question has driven me to keep searching, to keep experimenting, and to even roll the dice with my own food choices a time or fifty.

I’m so over taking courageous crap shoots with health now-a-days. I’ve settled in comfortably knowing that I can look back on the wisdom of our ancestors and know exactly what while help me be the healthiest, fittest version of myself.

This is why I love Dr. Cate Shanahan’s work so much. She has truly encapsulated what the human diet looks like. Her seminal work Deep Nutrition takes us all into the intersecting realms of our ancestral diet and what our genes truly expect from us. Today she is gracing us with her wisdom on The Model Health Show, and I’m truly honored to share her with you!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why analyzing healthy people is the missing link in today’s medicine.
  • How Dr. Shanahan began advising the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • What The Human Diet is.
  • What the 4 Pillars of World Cuisine are.
  • Why people generally think that fresh foods refer only to plants.
  • The 3 types of enzymes you need.
  • Why fermented foods are a coordinated effort to make.
  • How our senses were once used for safely testing.
  • Which food compound has been found to be drawn to your joints.
  • Which important nutrient helps hold our cells together.
  • What the closest vegetable equivalent to bone broth would be.
  • How eating organ meats were intertwined in our evolution.
  • How to incorporate more movement and family involvement in food preparation.
  • What commonly overlooked influences can affect your genetic expression.
  • The shocking truth about how vegetable oils impact your body.
  • How to upgrade your oils and fats for better health.

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Dec 27, 2016
TMHS 193 - Ending Fat Controversy And How To Eat Fat, Get Thin - With Dr. Mark Hyman
46:48

The word “fat” can drum up a whole lot of uncomfortable emotions. Whether it’s fat in our food or fat on our bodies, there’s a pervasive fear around fat that makes many of us turn our heads and run.

Is this a logical fear? Well, sure it is! Especially if you’re under the impression that fat in our food and fat on our bodies are the same thing. Rationality would tell you to just steer clear of fat, and a fit, healthy body will be your grand prize. There’s just one tiny, little problem…

Millions of people have avoided dietary fat with ninja-like covert precision, yet collectively we’ve seen our society’s rates of obesity and body-fat related illness skyrocket. Was the fat in our diets the problem all along? Or was there something else happening behind the scenes?

To answer your fat-related questions we have on one of the top Functional Medicine Physicians on the planet, Mark Hyman, MD.

Dr. Hyman has been a true pioneer in the field of health and wellness, and he has ten #1 New York Times bestselling books to prove it. He walks his talk, and today he’s here to share some of the most important information regarding your nutrition choices that you’ll ever hear. So, tune in, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Dr. Hyman’s surprising story that led him to practice medicine.
  • Why most of today’s physicians are not trained in preventative healthcare.
  • Where the controversial belief that dietary fat is bad for our health stems from.
  • How today’s fear of fat is also a language issue.
  • What’s at the root of health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity.
  • What some of the biggest benefits of dietary fats are.
  • The impact that dietary fat has on insulin.
  • Where to find nutritious fats with the most historical usage.
  • Critical insights about the potential dangers of vegetable oils.
  • Important tips for buying and storing olive oil.
  • How dietary fats impact brain health.

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Dec 21, 2016
TMHS 192: You Vs. You - 4 Ways To Create A Strong Fitness Mindset
01:03:17

You’ve probably heard the saying “mind over matter” before... but what the heck does that even mean?

Well, to put it simply… the thoughts and beliefs that we carry determine the actions that we take in our lives. Your mind is strong enough to move the rest of your “matter”, and that’s why your mindset matters so much.

Today you’re going to learn some important decisions that you get to make in determining how your mind (and thus your body) works. It’s You vs. You in the only competition that really counts… the competition for real estate in that beautiful mind of yours! The space in your mind that determines your approach to life is up for grabs, and you get to choose. Will it be an empowering mindset that helps to put more success on automatic in your life? Or will it be a disempowering mindset that holds you back and keeps you from reaching your potential? You and I both know which one you will choose, and it all starts now by pressing play and taking action!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why our psychology is more important that our mechanics.
  • How short-term losses can make us give up.
  • Why changing your mindset (and actions) happens instantly.
  • Why instant gratification can be a killer of success.
  • The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • How certain inflammatory words cause many people to retreat.
  • Why sameness is one of the biggest obstacles to improving your results.
  • What obstacles and turbulence have to do with achieving greatness.
  • A quick solution to protect yourself from excuses.
  • The difference between self-confidence and others-confidence.
  • How to have tenacity in the face of opposition.

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Dec 14, 2016
TMHS 191: Everyday Medicines And The World’s Healthiest Coffee - With Tero Isokauppila
01:03:57

You’ve heard the quotes from Hippocrates time and time again, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There is true brilliance in that statement. But when you need the best medicine, what food do you go for?

Four thousands upon thousands of years mushrooms have stood head-and-shoulders above all over foods for their medicinal qualities. So much so that there’s even a category of mushrooms called medicinal mushrooms that really take the fungi cake.

Today you’re going to learn some of the surprising science on medicinal mushrooms. Our special guest Tero Isokauppila is going to blow you away with tips and insights hailing from the mushroom kingdom. You’re going to learn how to ensure you stay healthy when you travel, how to slow the aging process, how to make the world’s healthiest coffee and a whole lot more!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the 3 different categories of mushrooms are.
  • How mushrooms “eat” nutrients like humans do.
  • Why mushrooms are distinctly different from plants.
  • What human DNA and mushroom DNA have in common (this will shock you!).
  • The surprising number of top selling medications that utilize fungi.
  • The differences between mushroom spores, mycelium, and fruiting bodies.
  • How to best extract the nutrients from medicinal mushrooms.
  • What a mushroom decoction is.
  • The unique way that medicinal mushrooms interact with your immune system.
  • Which powerful antioxidants you can get from chaga mushrooms.
  • Which mushroom has the rare ability to encourage brain growth and development.
  • How safe mushrooms are and the best ways to use them.
  • Which medicinal mushroom was used as a coffee substitute.
  • Why blending medicinal mushrooms with coffee has such beneficial effects.
  • How tasting the supplement (versus taking it in pill form) might help assimilation.
  • Why extensive travel requires a change in your nutrition.
  • Which energizing mushroom has the ability to increase your oxygen utilization.

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Dec 12, 2016
TMHS 190: Natural Treatments For Infertility - How To Radically Enhance Your Reproductive Power
01:37:50

When I think of the circle of life, I always think of where life begins (and I can’t help but think about that song from The Lion King too). We are all creators of life. We are a fertile species at one degree or another. And, as you’ll discover today, the cultivation of your fertility is tied to your life line more than you may have realized before.

Today we are seeing the highest rates of infertility ever in recorded human history. I can tell you straight away that there is solid science to prove exactly why this is. It’s an important challenge to address because our lives are literally at stake. You’re about to learn powerful, simple, clinically proven natural treatments for infertility. Plus, even more importantly, you’re going to learn why being a vibrant, fertile human being is valuable in every area of our lives.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What fertility actually means (and why it’s about more than making babies).
  • The shocking amount of toxic chemicals that are released into our environment.
  • Why female egg production is different from what was once believed.
  • How ovulation works.
  • How sperm are made and what enables sperm to be so effective at creating life.
  • Why body weight can have a huge influence on fertility levels.
  • How exercise frequency and intensity impacts fertility (this is important!).
  • The surprising role that sleep plays in fertility.
  • Specific tips to instantly improve your sleep and normalize hormone production.
  • Why not all nighttime light is problematic for our health.
  • Which common food additives are heavily linked to infertility.
  • How soda impacts fertility (this is insane!)
  • Which critical fertility nutrients you need to know about.
  • What the top fertility foods in the world are.
  • How stress influences fertility and how to lower your overall stress load.
  • How things like underwear, smoking, and lubricants impact fertility.

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Dec 07, 2016
TMHS 189: Why All Movement Matters - With Katy Bowman
01:10:28

Everything in the universe moves. Even the most laidback tree is made of atoms that are vibrating and spinning faster than your eyes can see. They move within and without the earth. They help to shape their environment, and, amazingly, their environment helps to shape them.

It might surprise you to know just how much like a tree you really are. You are, indeed, and mover and shaker within your environment, but your environment helps to move you too. As biomechanist Katy Bowman has shared with us in past conversations, your environment actually shapes your body. That body that you have (take a look down at all of that glory for a second) has been shaped by your actions and environmental stimuli. Your body is best equipped to handle the consistent loads that are placed on it. Whether it from the subtle forces of your office chair or the more obvious forces of a barbell on your shoulders. Your body is your receipt from the loads you’ve experienced. For better or for worse, this is how the system works.

Today we’re going to take things a step further (pun totally intended) as Katy reveals to you the other hidden, yet profound ways that your environment moves you. As you’ll discover today, science moves, nature moves, and food moves in a way that shapes our reality as we know it. Movement matters today more than ever, so take these insights and walk into a more empowered way of life. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What it means to be a willing student.
  • What drove Katy to live the science she was learning (when so few scientist do).
  • Why science moves and how rigid science beliefs can cause “overuse injuries”.
  • How fixed views can encourage dismissive (and even violent) responses.
  • What your movement fingerprint is.
  • How humans have psychologically displaced themselves from nature.
  • Why a Twinkie isn’t as unnatural as we thought.
  • Why nutrition facts are interesting, but don’t have much functionality in the natural world.
  • How humans are very much like trees (physically and metaphysically).
  • Why human movement is bound to food.
  • The #1 way to move more, eat better, and support the planet all at the same time.
  • Specific tips to move more for your meals (and make your meals radically healthier!).

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Nov 29, 2016
TMHS 188: Better Skin, Healthier Joints, And Faster Weight Loss With The Bone Broth Diet - With Dr. Kellyann Petrucci
01:15:14

I love the quote from Leonardo da Vinci that says, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” The key to having a healthy, radiant appearance is connected to something so simple, and so innate to our human experience, that it is often overlooked.

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has taken action to put these innate components into a diet strategy that’s changing the lives of thousands of people all across the world. I also feel the da Vinci quote is fitting for her because she is the epitome of sophistication in my eyes. She walks her talk, she is graceful, kind, and loving, and she is real.

Dr. Kellyann has put sound science together with simple tactics that humans have been using since the beginning of our existence. Today you’re going to learn about the phenomenal benefits of bone broth, plus you’re going to learn how to best utilize bone broth for supreme anti-aging benefits, improved brain health, and faster weight loss. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How endometriosis challenged Dr. Petrucci’s life, and the great gift that came from it.
  • What role food played in Dr. Petrucci’s transformation.
  • How bone broth helped Dr. Petrucci overcome her body’s resistance to weight loss.
  • The rich history of bone broth in cultures all over the world.
  • Why marrow is so valuable to our health.
  • What the benefits of collagen are.
  • How bone broth is able to effectively heal your gut.
  • Why being “acidic” is often misunderstood in the health and wellness field.
  • The surprising benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • How strategic mini-fasting helps support weight loss and anti-aging benefits.
  • Why glucagon, BDNF, and insulin influence inflammation and fat loss.
  • How to make the best bone broth ever.
  • Where to find the best ingredients for bone broth and how to store bone broth.
  • The 3 things you MUST do to be as healthy and fit as possible.

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Nov 28, 2016
TMHS 187: How Your Sleep Life Impacts Your Sex Life
58:39

Let’s talk about sex. There are really few things that influence our lives more than our sex lives. Sex is taboo in our society, but nearly everyone is doing it (or hoping to do it - shoutout to movie The 40-Year Old Virgin!).

Now, what if you found out that the quality of your sleep is influencing your sexual health more than any other factor? Plus, what if you found out the quality of your sleep even impacts your sexual attractiveness in the first place? Would sleep suddenly become more of an interesting topic? Well, if you’re a healthy, fun-loving person, then hopefully your ears have perked up. Great sleep is actually the secret, underutilized key to having the sexual prowess of a mythical beast. And I’ve got the data to back it up (minus the mythical beast part).

Today you’re going to find out the latest research on how your sleep life impacts your sex life. You’re going to learn how to boost your vital sex hormones, how to immediately improve your sleep quality, and even amazing data showing how better sex can lead to better sleep. That, and so much more. Just click play and enjoy the benefits of being more sleepually active!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which sexual organ is often overlooked for its impact on our health.
  • How sleep deprivation impacts testosterone levels.
  • How poor sleep can suddenly make you biologically older.
  • Why obstructive sleep apnea has a huge impact on sexual health.
  • What happens to your mind and body during sleep with obstructive sleep apnea.
  • How much of your growth hormone gets released during sleep.
  • Why testosterone is more sleep-dependent than other hormones.
  • The surprising way that testosterone impacts sleep.
  • How female testosterone levels impact sexual health and health overall.
  • The relationship between sleep quality, male libido, and erectile dysfunction.
  • How sleep duration impacts women’s sexual desire.
  • The little known secret about cuddling and testosterone.
  • The essential strategies for creating a place for “practicing safe sleep”.
  • How different forms of light impact your body at night.
  • Which orgasm-related hormones can instantly improve your sleep quality.
  • The surprising science behind sleep quality and your level of attractiveness.

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Nov 16, 2016
TMHS 186: How To Create A Healthy Brain And A Happy Life - With Dr. Wendy Suzuki
59:04

Where your brain goes, you go. Your brain governs the things that you say, do, and feel each and every moment of your life. Your brain is definitely the command center for the whole show. This we know for sure. But, there’s more to the story...

Just because your brain is the command center, doesn’t mean that it’s calling all the shots. Your brain and body work together in tandem, influencing each other and determining your ultimate destiny in life.

You see, your physical movement can enhance your brain function like few things can. Yet, many of us are led to believe that we make our brain’s better, and get “smarter”, by study alone. But no matter how fancy your pocket protector may be, without getting out and moving your body you’ll only tap into a fraction of what your brain is capable of. That’s what Dr. Wendy Suzuki discovered firsthand.

Dr. Suzuki is a leading neuroscientist who has uncovered some fascinating revelations about the brain. Her hit book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life, is a wonderful compilation of her life’s work that details how we can learn faster, feel better, and keep our brains healthy and youthful for many years to come.

One of her expertises is in the field of memory. Today you’re going to learn what parts of the brain influence your memory, how memories are made, and how to make them stick. Plus, you’re going to learn some powerful insights about brain plasticity, the best form of exercise for your brain, and so much more!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why most conventional science classes don’t connect with people.
  • What brain plasticity really means.
  • The surprising difference that an “enriched environment” and an “impoverished environment” can have on your brain.
  • How “critical periods” impact your brain development.
  • What episodic memories are and how they are formed in the brain.
  • Four clinically proven ways that you can enhance your memory.
  • How learning actually happens.
  • How aerobic exercise powerfully impacts your brain health.
  • The shocking way that mental disorders were treated with conventional medicine just a few decades ago.
  • How Dr. Suzuki brought exercise into the classroom.
  • What Intensati is (and how it can change your body and mind).
  • How students improved on memory tests with one day of aerobic activity each week.
  • The 3 crucial keys to creating a healthy brain and a happy life.

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Nov 16, 2016
TMHS 185: Embracing Change And Gaining Emotional Agility - With Dr. Susan David
01:16:09

Things are going to happen. Good stuff, not-so-good-stuff… life can be a dance between the two. But, as the research shows, it’s not so much what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us that determines the quality of our lives.

When it comes to our health and fitness, millions of people each year raise the white flag and give up on their goals to have something greater because of something they may have never even heard about before. They give up because of their lack of emotional agility.

When you are taking action to change your body and your health, challenges will arise. As much as I don’t want to say this, it’s just part of the process! You are becoming someone you have never met before, so that process will come with a learning curve and relationship adjustments that only emotional agility can enable you to traverse.

Today we have one of the world’s foremost experts on emotional agility here for you to learn from. Dr. Susan David literally wrote the book on Emotional Agility, and what she’s sharing with you today will undoubtedly change your life from this day forward if you take action on it.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How thinking positive can be at odds with what truly helps people thrive.
  • How our thoughts, actions, and stories can cause us to act incongruent with our values.
  • What it means to go from rigidity to agility.
  • What it means to be “hooked” and how this controls our thoughts and actions.
  • How the same thought patterns that keep us safe can also keep us from success.
  • What premature cognitive commitment is (you probably do this a lot!).
  • What the difference is between thinking fast and thinking slow.
  • What the 4 most common emotional hooks are (this is powerful!).
  • How thought-blaming can disempower you.
  • Why it’s helpful to move to the edge of what we’re comfortable with.
  • How our need to be right can lead us to outcomes that don’t serve us.
  • Why negative emotions are so valuable versus a hyper-focus on happiness.
  • What the 4 essential movements are for gaining more emotional agility.
  • What it means to “show up” when it comes to emotional agility.
  • How to rise above our emotions and not be controlled by them.
  • The critical difference between a “have to goal” and “want to goal”.

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Nov 08, 2016
TMHS 184: Go For Your Win - With Aubrey Marcus
01:16:55

Billie Jean King said, “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

It’s not that we are incapable of winning. It’s not that the life of our dreams is out of our reach. It’s the fact that many of us forfeit our shot to go for our win because of unwarranted fear and a few other nasty ingredients.

Well, what if you got your hands on the ingredients for a much tastier recipe where YOU get to live the life that you were destined to? That’s exactly what you’re going to get access to today. On this episode we have the founder and CEO of the mega-successful human optimization company Onnit, the great Aubrey Marcus.

Aubrey is the walking, talking example of what living a great looks like. He’ll definitely argue that it wasn’t always like that. At one point he was down to his last dollar working to make his dream come true. Now he runs a multi-million dollar company that’s ushered in a new wave of integrity and care into the supplement and sports performance industry. He went for his win and there was no looking back. Many years and life lessons later, Aubrey is on a mission to share what he’s learned along the way. I’m excited to share this with you and I hope this is a catalyst for you to go for your win too!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why the nucleus is not really the “brain” of your cells.
  • What it means to Go For Your Win.
  • What it means to have a purpose deficiency.
  • What the two parts of your mission are (this is important!).
  • How to uncover what your passion is.
  • How to create connections with others that can help you to live a rich life.
  • Why your beliefs are a strong indicator of whether you’ll be successful or not.
  • Why choice is really a superpower.
  • What it means to practice toughness.
  • What the primary force of resistance is in your life.
  • How to gracefully deal with attachment.
  • How to handle and traverse through apathy to be your best self.

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Nov 02, 2016
THMS 183: The Best Pre-Workout, Intra-Workout, And Post-Workout Nutrition
01:03:16

Many gains have been forfeited in the name of poor exercise nutrition. Today you’re going to learn how to get the most out of every push-up, every burpee, every zumba booty shake, or whatever exercise method you choose, by leveraging the power of smart pre-workout, intra-workout, and post-workout nutrition.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The clinically proven ways that pre- and post-workout nutrition benefit your body.
  • What exercise really is (in relationship to changing your physique).
  • What the law of overcompensation is.
  • How your personal needs and goals impact your nutrition surrounding your workout.
  • Whether or not you should carb-load before your workout if weight loss is your goal.
  • How long after a meal you should wait to exercise.
  • How pre-workout caffeine consumption impacts fat loss and performance.
  • Where oxygen is needed most in your body to help remove metabolic waste.
  • What surprising co-starring role your fat cells play.
  • Why BCAAs are so important for your muscles.
  • Why conventional sports drinks are so dangerous.
  • What incredibly healthy thing you should NOT consume after your workout.
  • The benefits that fasting can have during your post-workout window.
  • What the best post-workout nutrition options are.

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Oct 26, 2016
TMHS 182: 5 Steps To Creating Your Personal Transformation
01:22:09

The transformation of ourselves as a human being is one of the most miraculous and profound things in existence. Whether it’s transforming your body, your mind, your levels of success in life, your relationships, or anything else, it’s a phenomenal process. But, it can also come with a dramatic struggle.

There are certain steps that make the process of transformation as a person possible. Knowing these steps, and putting them into play in your life, will not only make the process much easier to traverse, but it will also give you more power to determine the outcome. In this episode we dive into the 5 steps to creating your personal transformation. It’s loaded to the brim with insights for your to take advantage of, but it’s up to you to put them into action for yourself. Let’s go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How long it takes your body to produce normal levels of melatonin after blue light exposure.
  • Why every transformation begins with a triggering event.
  • What actually causes most people to give up when they’re so close to success.
  • How to be a practical psychologist and uncover a trigger for yourself.
  • Why being around people who are doing great things can be a spark for you.
  • What enlightened motivation is.
  • Why having a model will shorten the timeline for achieving your goals.
  • How to move past your comfort zone and create a better life.
  • Why you have to take action to “ride the wave” when it shows up.
  • How to get back on track if you fall off the wagon.
  • What people who achieve greatness do differently than everyone else.
  • Why solving smaller problems can prevent much bigger problems.
  • What drives people to “hate” on someone when they start to grow.
  • Why you must take ownership of your greatness starting immediately.

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Oct 24, 2016
TMHS 181: Investing In Yourself, Staying Consistent, Late Night Exercise And More!
01:02:10

This is a very, very special episode. While I was on the road traveling for multiple speaking events, we put together a meetup event for listeners of The Model Health Show in Chicago. It was super last minute, but we totally filled up the event space, and the energy was amazing!

It was such a gift to hang out with everyone, and we got to do a little something special that no one was expecting. We did a LIVE recording of The Model Health Show right there on the spot!

With Jade and our behind the scenes tech guru Shoe on the scene, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to make it happen. We did this special Q & A episode and the energy and insights were running wild. Today you’re going to learn some of my biggest observations in building a successful health & wellness company, how to ensure you stay consistent with your health practices on the road, how late night exercise impacts your body, and so much more! You never know what amazing things can happen when you take inspired action. I’m so grateful to everyone who came out to share their time with us, and I’m incredibly grateful to share this experience with you.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why being complementary instead or threatening can help you change situations from the inside out.
  • Why studying personal development is critical to every area of your life.
  • The #1 thing you must do to become elite in any field.
  • How big failures can transform into huge successes.
  • Why it’s important to connect healthy lifestyle changes with something deeper in our lives.
  • How MCT oil impacts appetite.
  • One critical step to being consistent in your health & fitness practices.
  • Why you need to reframe your idea of treating yourself with food.
  • How evening exercise can impact your sleep quality.
  • What impact falling asleep with the television on has on your health.

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Oct 19, 2016
TMHS 180: The Microbiome Solution - With Dr. Robynne Chutkan
01:07:29

Hippocrates said that, “All disease begins in the gut.” Sure there are some other potential factors for the onset of illness, but for the man considered to be the father of modern medicine to say this, it’s definitely something that we need to stop and think about.

He knew then what we know now, which is the human gut is literally the foundation for our lives. This is the place that food cells get converted into you cells. This is the place that houses over 80 percent of your body’s immune system. This is the place that accommodates the microorganisms that control nearly everything about your health.

The human gut is the birthplace of your microbiome. And today you’re going to learn how to optimize your health by optimizing this remarkable world in your belly.

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a renowned gastroenterologist, and one of the world’s leading experts on the microbiome. Her strategies and treatments have helped thousands of people worldwide recover from issues like IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, candida overgrowth, gut dysbiosis and more. Her methods are all-encompassing, easy to implement, and they just make sense (as you’ll see!). This information can be absolutely life changing for so many people, so please make sure to share it with your family and friends! Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Dr. Chutkan’s life outdoors and ‘dirty childhood’ influenced her approach as a physician.
  • Why being a gastroenterologist is incredibly sexy right now (well, as sexy as it could be).
  • What your microbiome actually is.
  • Why our societal fixation on killing bacteria is incredibly dangerous.
  • How the template for our microbiome is set at birth.
  • How the rising rates of C-section births are impacting our society’s health.
  • What HMOs are and why they are critical for the healthy development of children.
  • Why we need to be incredibly cautious with antibiotic use.
  • What some of the overlooked causes of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are.
  • What gene modulation is.
  • How gut dysbiosis works and how it can contribute to many diseases.
  • Why diversity is critical for our internal and external environments.
  • What practical ways you can use to get exposure to more healthy microbes.
  • What essential (but overlooked) thing probiotic supplements require to be effective.
  • The surprising way that millions of people are consuming antibiotics on a regular basis.

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Oct 12, 2016
TMHS 179: 5 Things Kids Can Teach Us About Living A Happy, Healthy Life
01:00:26

The secrets to health and happiness can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places.

When we are children we are endowed with a mastery for joy and health that we can lose track of as the years roll on. Our search for a return to health and happiness can consume us. But because we are so preoccupied with looking into the future, we often forget to take a second and look down at the little heroes who are passionately showing us the way.

In today’s special episode you’ll discover the 5 specific things that kids can teach us about living a happy, healthy life. Many of the things you’ll learn are backed by surprising and powerful clinical research. Yet, you don’t need a study to tell you just how good it feels to put these timeless, brilliant activities into play for yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How playing impacts your genetic expression.
  • Why our mindset around play shifts as we get older.
  • The surprising ways that play impacts your brain health.
  • How to incorporate more play into your life.
  • Why all of your emotions are valuable.
  • What we need to learn from kids about emotional wellness.
  • Why imagination is critical to success.
  • How your imagination and memory are intimately connected.
  • How your imagination can help you reframe and heal from past experiences.
  • Why you need to take more control over imagineering your life.
  • Which powerful supplement is being studied for its neuroprotective effects.
  • How a childlike curiosity can benefit us as adults.
  • What children can teach us about achieving our goals.

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Oct 10, 2016
TMHS 178: Misdiagnosed Health Issues And The Thyroid Connection - With Dr. Amy Myers
49:11

Your thyroid is the master regulator of your metabolism. Any endeavors for healthy weight loss or weight gain are all governed by your hyper-intelligent thyroid gland.

Today, more than ever, there’s a war being waged against your thyroid gland. Environmental pollution, nutrient deficiencies, and unchecked stress are all putting a dire burden on this critical gland. Millions of people are being stricken with thyroid issues, and conventional medicine doesn’t have a solution for it.

The standard approach is to counterattack the thyroid gland using dangerous medications, removing your thyroid gland, or even destroying your thyroid gland with radiation as a method of “treatment”.

If the thyroid is already being attacked by our abnormal conditions today, what sense does it make to attack the thyroid even more? Why wouldn’t we support the thyroid and help it to perform normally? Why wouldn’t we focus un removing the underlying cause of the thyroid condition so that there’s nothing to battle in the first place?

That’s where Dr. Amy Myers comes in.

Amy Myers, MD is a renown leader in functional medicine and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Autoimmune Solution. She’s been a pioneer in helping the public at large truly understand thyroid function and how to safely and naturally reverse even the most difficult thyroid issues. What’s even more powerful is that Dr. Myers is teaching all of us from firsthand experience as a thyroid patient herself. She’s here today to share her story and to share with you how to have amazing, vibrant health by optimizing the function of this remarkable gland.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Dr. Amy Myers’ own thyroid struggles transformed her life and shifted her career.
  • How conventional medicine treats hyperthyroid and hypothyroid conditions.
  • Why having a functioning thyroid enables your body to respond to your lifestyle.
  • What Grave’s disease is and the symptoms it causes.
  • How conventional physicians tend to misdiagnose and mistreat thyroid conditions.
  • Why normal thyroid labs doesn’t necessarily mean you have healthy thyroid function.
  • What your various thyroid hormones are and what they do (this is important!).
  • What can cause your reverse T3 to go out of optimal range.
  • Why thyroid conditions are far more prevalent today.
  • Which nutrient deficiencies can cause thyroid problems.
  • How your gut health deeply impacts your thyroid function.
  • The surprising ways that stress can cause severe thyroid problems.

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Oct 05, 2016
TMHS 177: Metabolic Multitasking, Spot-Treating Fat, And The Laws Of Fat Loss - With Dr. Jade Teta
54:18

How can a society with access to infinite information struggle so mightily with an issue like weight loss? I think that one major reason is that knowledge of the body and how it works is advertised to be complex and difficult to understand. We, as a society, are led to believe that our own bodies (that we call home!) are far too confusing that only a small percentage of people seem to understand the truth about them.

Well, I’m here to share with you that the truth surrounding how your body and metabolism works is simple, attainable, and your birthright to know about. Galileo said, “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Today we have the incredible Dr. Jade Teta on to help you discover how your amazing metabolism works so that you can be empowered to create the body and life you want.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What hormones actually are.
  • The amazing things that can happen when “passion bumps into purpose”.
  • Why the way we think about metabolism is terribly wrong.
  • What The Law of Metabolic Compensation is.
  • Why muscle is expensive for your body to carry.
  • How fat and muscle release “metabolic smoke”.
  • What Metabolic Multitasking is (this is powerful!).
  • What the heck HEC is and how it impacts your body.
  • The 4 different ways to shift your ratio of diet and exercise to keep your metabolism responding.
  • Why “structured flexibility” is so important to changing your body composition.
  • How woman can cross-train their menstrual cycle for better fitness results.
  • Whether or not you can spot-treat stubborn fat areas.
  • Which supplements are clinically proven to be helpful for fat loss.

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Sep 27, 2016
TMHS 176: 5 Keys To An Amazing Relationship - With Anne Stevenson
01:19:52

There’s a wonderful quote from Carl Jung that says, “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Our deepest relationships transform us. And which direction that chemical reaction goes can make all of the difference in the world. You can end up with a beautiful reaction that breathes life into everyone who’s around it, or a not-so-good reaction that can smother everyone in the room. The thing is, we don’t have to sit idly by and just hope that things will mix well together. We can actually uncover which things work great together, and put them into action for ourselves!

There will be nothing that impacts your life more than the quality of your most intimate relationship. Becoming a great “relationship chemist” will bring you more health, happiness, and success than you can even imagine.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the #1 most influential thing on your health actually is.
  • What’s instinctual in a relationship and what’s not.
  • What the 6 core human needs are.
  • Why it’s important to find your partner’s #1 driving force.
  • Why “you should just know” is a huge mistake in relationships.
  • How curiosity can be healing for a relationship.
  • Why modeling is critical to relationship success.
  • Why compromising with your partner might not be the best idea.
  • The importance of dating and how to ensure you have 1-on-1 time.
  • How personal development plays a crucial role in development as a couple.
  • What to do when you feel like your partner isn’t with you on your ideas.
  • Why acknowledgement plays a critical role in the evolution of relationships.
  • How health & fitness tie into a healthy, thriving relationship.
  • What the 2 most important words in a relationship are.
  • How to immediately find common ground when you’re in an argument with your partner.
  • How to turn your relationship irritations into admirations.

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Sep 21, 2016
TMHS 175: Discover Your Chronotype And Leverage The Power Of When - With Dr. Michael Breus
01:00:00

You’ve probably heard the quote that “timing is everything”. But what if it’s true? What if the key to better relationships, better health, and more success in our lives really isn’t just about what we do or how we do it, but when we do it that makes all of the difference in the world?

Today you’re going to learn about the fascinating research surrounding biological chronotypes. This cutting-edge science proves that there’s an optimal time for each person to do everything from eating a snack, to exercising, to having sex, to asking their boss for a raise that’s totally unique to their chronotype.

Board-certified sleep specialist and bestselling author Dr. Michael Breus is here to give you the skinny on how to tap into the potential of your chronotype and leverage The Power of When!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What inspired Dr. Breus to focus on clinical sleep medicine.
  • What a biological chronotype is.
  • Why Dr. Breus shifted his focus to assessing and treating his patients based on chronotypes.
  • Which chronotype tends to be early risers and go-getters in their careers.
  • Which chronotype makes up the greatest percentage of people in our society.
  • How chronotypes finally help people realize there's nothing "wrong" with them when they don't fit into the norms of society.
  • What a high/low sleep drive is.
  • A surprising study that proves chronotherapy is an incredibly effective treatment for depression.
  • The #1 historical event that disrupted our biological clocks.
  • How jet lag and living in different parts of the world can affect your chronotype.
  • What the perfect time is to ask your boss for a raise (the science will surprise you!).
  • Which chronotype has a tendency to indulge in a late night snack.
  • How the science of biological chronotypes relates to children.
  • What the best time is to take a nap and how long a nap should be.

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Sep 14, 2016
TMHS 174: Good Sleep Nutrients And The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection
01:13:16

There are tons of great tips out there making waves for improving your sleep quality. Many of these tips are life-changing. But for some people, sleeping in a cooler, darker, tech-free room, might not be enough.

I have to say, I was absolutely floored when I found out just how much our gut health impacts our sleep quality. I believe this to be the missing key for millions of people struggling with sleep issues who are only seeing slight improvements with the popular sleep-health tips out there.

Realizing this is where many of the most common sleep issues are rooted, I felt it was a MUST to create a masterclass on it so that you know the ins and outs of this amazing gut-brain-sleep connection.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your gut is often referred to as “the second brain”.
  • Which neurotransmitter found in the gut has a profound influence on your mood.
  • How a specific sleep hormone precursor also enhances your digestion.
  • The shocking amount of melatonin that’s found in your gut.
  • How your gut actually tells your brain what to do (and not the other way around).
  • How bacteria in your gut can influence your sleep quality.
  • Which common things can destroy your gut microbiome.
  • What every long-living culture uses to support their microbiome.
  • Why probiotic supplements won’t work without another key component.
  • How changing your sleep schedule can change your gut bacteria.
  • What decision we need to make when Netflix is calling our name.
  • Which good sleep nutrients you need to eat each day.
  • How your circadian timing system regulates your digestion.
  • Which digestive issues are intimately connected to sleep.
  • The shocking impact that nighttime artificial light has on your digestion.
  • Why the timing of your evening meals can make or break your health.
  • Which sleeping positions are the best and worst for common digestive issues.

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Sep 06, 2016
TMHS 173: Conquer Your Greatest Enemy In Life And Step Into Your Power - With Bo Eason
01:12:19

Mediocrity is on sale in our world today. It's cheap, easy to get, and there are even 2-for-1 discounts if you want to bring someone along with you. 

Why do we set the bar so low? And why do so many of us settle for a life of quiet desperation when we can live the life of our dreams? My friend Bo Eason has a problem with mediocrity, and he’s on fire to help people wake up to their true potential which (he will explain exactly why) is literally your birthright.

Bo’s story is absolutely incredible. Going from elite NFL player, to critically acclaimed playwright and stage performer, he knows a thing or 10,000 about what it takes to become great at something. He also knows (and will share with you today) how to pivot and carve out a new path for yourself, why it takes just one person to change your entire life, and how to truly step into your power.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What Bo did at the age of 9 that laid the foundation for his future.
  • Why the plan for your life usually doesn’t look like it’s going to work out.
  • Why Bo didn’t think his skills in football would transfer over into the real world.
  • What life-changing advice Bo received from Al Pacino.
  • Why most people fail miserably when they have the opportunity to learn from someone great (this will shock you!).
  • How we are veritably hardwired to be winners.
  • Why it’s so valuable to learn from the very best person in their respective field.
  • Why practice needs to be the center of your universe.
  • How rituals and practice give you more freedom in life.
  • What some of Bo's most important daily rituals are.
  • Why most people are late when opportunity presents itself.
  • What Bo does to accelerate recovery and improve performance.
  • What the #1 enemy in our lives is (this is important!).
  • Why it's critical for us to expand what we are aiming for in life.
  • What’s the #1 character trait we must have in order to be the best in the world.

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Aug 31, 2016
TMHS 172: Overcome Your Biggest Challenges With The Proven Benefits Of Expressive Writing - With Katie Dalebout
01:00:26

How do you actually know what you think?

A lot of us are under the impression that we know what we think because we hear a lot of inner chatter in our heads (straightjacket not included), or because we talk about what we think with other people. But that’s not what we really think.

The inner chatter in your head is mostly surface stuff; fluff. It’s the bright and shining outside of the orange that can easily hide the real juicy stuff in the middle. And the things you think that you share with other people - it’s filtered. A lot. Even your very best friends have probably never heard your deepest thoughts.

There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a safety mechanism to keep us comfortable and feeling as though we will be accepted. Filtering is socially acceptable because everybody does it whether they realize it or not. The only problem with it is that all of the real thoughts and feelings you have may never get looked at. The good, the bad, and the ugly in so many of our psychies is often heavily suppressed. The not-so-good stuff held in can lead to destructive behavior, depression, and addiction (to name a few) and it’s all clinically proven. And the good stuff held in can lead to living a life that’s not true to who you really are. Your visions, goals, and aspirations not analyzed and expressed can lead to supreme feelings of regret, resentment, and cause you to miss out on the incredible fulfillment that’s possible for you.

So, do you really know what you think? Today it’s time to uncover the things usually hiding in plain sight that are holding you back. Today you’re going to learn about the proven benefits of expressive writing with the one and only Katie Dalebout.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What controls everything that we think and everything that we do.
  • The surprising clinically proven impact that journaling has on depression.
  • How expressive writing can influence PTSD.
  • Why using unhealthy methods to control our weight is so prevalent in our society.
  • How Katie “accidentally” discovered the vast benefits of journaling.
  • The surprising truth about why we filter ourselves around other people.
  • Why there’s only one way to do journalling wrong.
  • What important thing journaling forces us to do.
  • What most of society uses to not feel their feelings.
  • Why curiosity is an important ingredient for understanding your own thoughts.
  • The 6 critical pointers for getting the most out of expressive writing.
  • The surprising revelation about what happens when you choose to suppress your feelings.
  • Why befriending yourself is a huge key to success and happiness.
  • What our top two favorite journaling exercises are.

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Aug 24, 2016
TMHS 171: GI Testing, Diversity In Our Food, And Balance Protocol - With Dr. Anthony G. Beck
01:16:15

Just like any journey in life, the journey to health is a journey of discovery. Each obstacle we face is an opportunity to learn something new about ourselves. Whether it’s healing a disease or finding a way to lose that last tiny bit of body fat, changing our health starts with changing how we think.

Experimentation is our foundational tool. You have to experiment and test things out to truly find out what works for yourself. We are all unique, and what works for your best friend may only set you back on your journey even further. Sure, there are universal principles of health that can take you a very long way. Eat real food, get plenty of movement and exercise, get adequate amounts of sunlight, drink lots of clean water, cultivate healthy relationships, and do meaningful work that fulfills you. These are a few of the basic tenets for living a healthy, happy, successful life.

But what about when you want to take your health to another level? Or what about when you get hit with a real challenging situation (despite following the foundational principles)? This is where a deeper analysis needs to take place. You can take shots in the dark and see if anything (hopefully) hits, or you can take action to uncover what the real solution is by looking in the right place. How do you know unless you look? That’s the mantra of the skilled practitioner today. The guessing game is great if you’re playing Pictionary with your friends. But when it comes to your health guessing can be a massive waste of time, rob you of your results and, at worse, it can even be life-threatening. That’s why I’m so thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Anthony G. Beck.

Dr. Beck has made a habit of looking in the right place for the solutions to all manner of health problems. His advanced testing methods have helped to change my life, and he’s here today to fill you in on what you need to know to be more empowered in your own health journey. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Whether or not medicinal mushrooms are good for kids.
  • What Balanced Protocol means and why it works so well.
  • Why your gut health is so influential on your health overall.
  • What GI Testing can tell you.
  • Why the best diet in the world might not be the best diet for your body.
  • How changing your food changes your microbiome.
  • Why it’s not just what you eat, but where you eat that can make all of the difference.
  • Why we need diversity in our food.
  • How many different species of bacteria we have in our gut (this is amazing!).
  • Why conventional allergy tests can misleading and outright wrong.
  • Why elimination diets don’t work (wait, what?!).
  • Which incredible blood test can tell you how “clean” your metabolism is running.
  • Why you need to be cautious about buying most probiotic supplements.

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Aug 17, 2016
TMHS 170: 5 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be More Attractive
55:36

In a world of continuous posts and pictures, our consumption and judgement of attraction is at an all-time high. But, what can get lost in all of that is, well, ourselves.

What does it mean to be attractive? How does attraction work? And why does it matter really anyway?

Well, funny enough, attraction is actually tied to our lifeline. We all want to be attractive, and we all want to feel significant. These are basic human needs that help drive along our species. Not solely for the purpose of picking a mate, but being a part of a tribe, and (evolutionarily speaking) having a better chance at survival.

On today’s show we’re talking in-depth about why being attractive matters and, more importantly, simple things that ANYONE can do to become more attractive almost instantly.

Sounds like a pretty big promise? Well, I’ve got the science to back it up. And this isn’t about a superficial, stereotypical, smoke-and-mirrors type of attraction that many of us have bought into today. This is real attraction. This is how to let your inner light shine, and how to be the most attractive version of yourself.

Marilyn Monroe said, “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it's society who’s ugly.” This important episode will be valuable for men and women all over the world who’ve battled with living up to what society has deemed as attractive. Today is an opportunity to break the chains of poor self-image, and to be more attractive, more healthy, and more of an inspiration to those around you. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we all desire to be attractive to those around us (the science).
  • What beauty really is (and what it is not).
  • Why we tend to have an unhealthy relationship with beauty.
  • 5 scientifically proven ways to be more attractive.
  • How smiling actually impacts other people’s brains.
  • What facial expression was found to be more attractive than smiling.
  • How sleep deeply impacts attractiveness.
  • What an expansive posture is (and why it matters).
  • The science behind why muscles are so attractive.
  • What personality characteristic is proven to increase your facial attractiveness.

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Aug 10, 2016
TMHS 169: Don’t Just Sit There – With Katy Bowman
56:24

I remember watching the movie Wall-E with my son Braden. It is an animated movie portraying the not-too-distant future where humans have siphoned the world of it’s natural resources and moved to space, leaving Earth behind as a glorified junk yard. Talk about family fun!

Even though the context was a bit grim, the movie still highlighted the power of love, devotion, companionship, and doing the right thing. It was a good family movie that pulls on your heartstrings. But what most interested me about the movie was the depiction of the devolution of human beings who have become so engrossed in technology that they hardly ever move anymore. Every person in the film barely had to lift a finger as all of their needs were meet at the touch of a button. It might sound cool to live in a world like that, but what are the consequences?

Since they lost their desire and need to move, all of their muscles were atrophied. And to say everyone was overweight would be a monumental understatement.

Now, is this reality that far fetched? Are we not seeing the effects that our creature comforts are having on health and our ability to move normally? Yes, we definitely are! And it’s impacting BILLIONS of people whether they realize it or not.

We have to reconnect with what makes us human and what supports the highest expression of our genes. Our genes literally expect us to do certain things, and when we don’t, disease and degeneration programs kick in.

This is why today’s show is so important and absolutely life-changing. We have on one of the world’s foremost experts in human movement. She’s here to help us recalibrate our lives by making some small adjustments that can lead to decades of improved quality of life.

Biomechanist Katy Bowman will help you to discover how to avoid the Wall-E syndrome and be a much healthier, happier, functional version of yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why standing is NOT the solution for sitting too much.
  • What a dynamic workstation is.
  • Why ergonomic products and workstations are destined to fail our health.
  • How our modern conveniences impact our daily movement.
  • What mechanosensors are and how they work in your body.
  • How you can literally create new body fat specifically for sitting on.
  • What some excellent (and surprising) standing workstation options are.
  • Some critical insights to make sure your standing desk isn’t hurting you.
  • The secret life of high heeled shoes and what they can do to your body.
  • What determines the amount of movement you should be getting on a daily basis.

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Aug 03, 2016
TMHS 168: The Science Of Willpower, Beating Megaphobia, And The One Thing - With Jay Papasan
01:02:28

What we are able to have, give, do and become in our lives is largely determined by how we choose to spend our time. Seneca said, “It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested.”

A big secret to success in life is learning how to focus on what really matters. And at no other point in human history has focus been such a hugely scarce commodity. If you can reacquire your focus, and place it intently on the thing that matters most, then there’s absolutely no limit to what you can achieve. That’s why I had to talk with Jay Papasan.

Jay is the co-author of the bestselling, mega-hit book The One Thing. Today he’s here to share with you some priceless wisdom to help you live the life you want, break through your mental barriers, and become the best version of yourself. The tips and insights are running wild in this episode, so make sure you’re ready to catch them!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why food and memories are intimately linked up in our minds.
  • Why it’s never your “title” that defines you.
  • What The One Thing really is (this is life-changing!).
  • How attempting to do everything right can be a bigtime spiritual stressor.
  • How to create the “Domino Effect” in the most important areas of life.
  • How to find The One Thing for transforming your body.
  • How you can find out what YOUR one thing is.
  • The surprising impact of multitasking (this is mind-blowing!).
  • What your willpower actually is and how it’s always negative and positive.
  • Why willpower is a nutrition issue.
  • What megaphobia is and how it’s probably impacting your life.
  • What a focusing question is and why it’s a MUST to have one.

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Jul 27, 2016
TMHS 167: Taking On Major Food Companies And Being A Champion For Health - With Vani Hari
01:10:35

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” This is a quote from the ever-wise Dale Carnegie. And this is the first statement that comes to mind when I think of the courage of Vani Hari.

Vani is an action-taker. She began her life like many of us in modern society… fast food, fast life, and a fast-track to a date with disease.

Her action-taking nature was being used against her, and it landed her in a hospital bed, facing invasive surgery, and an important life decision.

Vani was hurt. She, like millions of others, put her trust in the corporations that manufacture the food that landed on her plate every day. Through a series of events (that you’re going to learn about today) she discovered that many of these multi-billion companies were putting chemicals in their foods that were leading to serious (and sometimes fatal) conditions for more people than you can imagine.

When she was presented with this information she had a choice. She could sit back and complain, or she could actually do something about it. And she decided to act!

But how in the world can a person take on a multi-billion dollar company? They have deep pockets, sly marketing reps and “fixers”, and legions of lawyers paid top dollar to make sure that your concerns never see the light of day.

It is a modern day David & Goliath story… And you know how that ended for Goliath.

The road hasn’t been easy, but by looking fear in the face, taking inspired action, and having the heart to make a real difference, Vani has helped to make changes to the food system that you have likely experienced firsthand even though you may have never heard her name before.

Today we are honoring Vani, and we are fortunate enough to have her here to share her story. It’s inspiring, and it’s also laced with important life lessons. Enjoy, and please make sure to stay connected with Vani and The Food Babe Army because together WE are really the agents of change for the health of our future generations.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How eating to “fit in” can lead to some big health challenges.
  • How an invasive surgery triggered a transformation in Vani’s life.
  • What surprising role your appendix plays in your health.
  • What inspired Vani to leave her corporate job and pursue a career in health & wellness full-time.
  • Why Kraft Foods used different ingredients in other countries for their super-popular macaroni & cheese.
  • Why artificial food dyes are a huge potential health problem.
  • How Vani was able to get multi-billion dollar food companies to make their products healthier.
  • What some of The Sickening 15 are (and why you need to avoid them!).
  • Why growth hormone is used in our food supply.
  • The shocking amount of the world’s antibiotics that are given to livestock.
  • How pesticides can seriously damage your health.
  • Why shifting our demand is so critical to shifting our food system.
  • How many synthetic ingredients are added to our food supply (this is crazy!).
  • What GRAS is and how food companies use it to do what they want.
  • Why there’s a weird stigma about organic foods.
  • How fast food correlates with how we live our lives.

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Jul 20, 2016
TMHS 166: The Secret Life Of Your Immune System
55:33

Hippocrates, who is largely considered to be the father of modern medicine, said that, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates was speaking about the miraculous power of our immune system, and that’s what today’s show is all about.

Where is this mysterious immune system located? And how does it work? These are questions that I used to ponder many years ago, and it led me to realize that to understand the bigger picture, I first needed to understand the smaller picture.

Our immune systems are hyper-intelligent and, in a strange way, they are omnipotent and omnipresent in the evolution of humanity. Our immune systems are what have enabled us to adapt and move beyond all manner of diseases that could have wiped us out long ago. But, our immune system is the trainer, rehabilitator, and defender of every cell in our body. Our immune system is something to be highly praised and supported. And a great way to show thanks is to learn a little more about it.

Your immune systems is doing its job from the top of your head to the very bottom of your feet. But the heart of your immune system lives a very secret and special life that we are going to dive into today. You’ll learn a big part of how this amazing system works, plus value-packed tips to help you keep your immune system strong and healthy for a lifetime.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the 3 major functions of your lymphatic system are.
  • How your lymphatic system engages with cancer cells.
  • The surprising way that your lymphatic system impacts fat-soluble nutrients.
  • How weight loss is influenced by your lymphatic system.
  • Why your circulatory system and lymphatic system differ in how they move throughout your body.
  • What all of your major lymphatic organs are (this might surprise you!).
  • How your lymph fluid gets filtered at different points in your body.
  • Where the training of your immune system takes place.
  • What lymphocytes are and why they’re crucial to your health.
  • What your largest lymphatic organ is and the important roles it plays.
  • How the all-important thymus gland governs your immune system.
  • What a vestigial structure is (this is just weird!).
  • Which organ is a “safe house" for friendly bacteria.
  • Your body’s first line of defense for your immune system.
  • Why haphazard use of antibiotics can be devastating to our health (and our society).
  • Which specific foods help to enhance immune system function.
  • How a poorly functioning lymph system can impair your body’s lipid metabolism.
  • What supplements can be helpful for the lymphatic system.
  • How movement impacts your lymphatic system.
  • What the best exercises are for your lymphatic system.
  • Why our sleep quality has a huge influence on detoxification.
  • How our clothing can impact our lymph flow (this is shocking!).
  • How stress, cancer, and the lymphatic system are all related.

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Jul 12, 2016
TMHS 165: 12 Principles To Change Your Brain And Change Your Life - With Dr. Daniel Amen
49:01

An ever expanding mystery to biologist and physicist alike, the human brain is truly the final frontier in understanding our universe, our world, and ourselves.

The form and function of your brain literally dictates everything about you. Your ability to choose papaya over Pop Tarts, your ability to choose forgiveness over hate, and your ability to choose courage over fear are all governed by that magnificent 3 pound organ resting inside of your head.

Your brain directs hormone function, activation of genetic programs, management of all of your senses and how you experience the world, and so much more. Today you’ll get an accelerated, easy-to-understand masterclass on brain basics.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a prolific physician, writer, and speaker who has been a pioneer in transforming our society’s understanding of the human brain, and how the function of our brain deeply impacts every area of our lives.

There might not be any information you’ll ever receive that can have a greater impact on your life. If you can change your brain, you can literally change everything about your reality. Learn from Dr. Amen what you can do to ensure you have the best brain possible. Avoid things that hurt your brain, and indulge in the things that help it. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why eating the wrong kind of fats can damage your brain.
  • What brain SPECT imaging is (and why it’s so life-changing!).
  • Why adequate sleep is crucial for brain health.
  • 12 principles to change your brain and change your life.
  • Why a healthy brain is the #1 key for success in any area.
  • Why the notion of free will is a very, very grey area.
  • What makes your brain an “energy hog”.
  • How soft your brain actually is (this will really surprise you!).
  • Shocking reports on the relationship between soccer and brain damage.
  • What Dr. Amen discovered in his NFL concussion studies.
  • How alcohol consumption impacts your brain.
  • How brain health relates to sexual health.
  • Why there’s actually different types of anxiety, depression, and ADD.
  • Why brain aging is optional (this is important!).

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Jul 06, 2016
TMHS 164: Sex, Drugs, And The Sleep Revolution - With Arianna Huffington
51:28

There’s a battle going on for your health. Never before in human history have we had so many things vying for our time and attention. And never before have we had so many things that pull us further and further from our natural state of health and well-being.

Arianna Huffington has become a voice on the frontline leading the charge to take back control of our health. Her winning battle tactic: great sleep.

Arianna was noted at one of The World’s 100 Most influential People by Time magazine and she’s using her platform of influence to help spark The Sleep Revolution.

Your body undergoes the greatest transformation from your diet and exercise while you are asleep. It’s the ultimate pillar of health that actually makes sustainable change happen. Today you’re going to learn how sleep impacts everything from your sex life, to your physical appearance, to your performance at work. Plus, you’ll get proven tips to become a talented sleep warrior so that you can be skilled at getting the best sleep of your life.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The amazing story that enabled Arianna Huffington to create the Huffington Post.
  • What inspired Arianna to become so passionate about sleep wellness.
  • How the industrial revolution became the catalyst for our modern day sleep problems.
  • Why Arianna says that sleep deprivation is the new smoking.
  • Why melatonin is actually a big player in fat loss.
  • What Arianna’s evening sleep ritual looks like.
  • Why we need sleep to metabolize stress.
  • Why you might want to consider changing your relationship with your alarm clock.
  • The shocking impact that common sleep medications have on your body.
  • What role our dreams play in our lives.
  • How sleep is intimately connected to beauty and sexual attraction.
  • How our food choices impact our sleep quality.

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Jun 28, 2016
TMHS 163: How To Create A Superhero Brain
01:13:23

I love the quote from Bill Waterson that says, “Experience is food for the brain.” What’s so wonderful about our brains is that they are continuously learning, continuously growing, and continuously making new connections.

Your brain is this miraculous, self-designing entity. It can do so much to change your own world, but it can also change the world at large. However, it can only activate its true potential if we give it the tools to do so.

Experience feeds the brain. And there is likely no greater experience for nourishing and energizing your brain than The Superhero Brain Conference.

This event highlights the greatest thinkers and experts on improving and using your brain that the world has ever seen. Your brain is the governing force that’s directing every thought and every cell in your body. If you truly want to live a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life, then there’s nothing more important than learning how to create a superhero brain.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What neuroplasticity is and why it’s important.
  • Why learning keeps your brain young.
  • The 3 major ways to create new neural connections in your brain.
  • How your self-talk influences your brain and your life.
  • 3 keys to changing your self-talk to help you reach your goals.
  • How to train your brain to make accurate neuroassociations that boost your productivity.
  • How your sleep quality impacts your memory.
  • Why your gut health is influencing your sleep health.
  • How these sheets can actually improve your sleep quality.
  • Why Apple made major changes to the iPhone to help improve sleep.
  • Which nutrients are critical to brain function.
  • What incredible lessons I received from 28-time Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones about learning.
  • Why we tend to fight for our limitations.
  • 3 strategies to instantly change your perception of the challenges in your life.

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Jun 22, 2016
TMHS 162: 5 Things That Hold Us Back From Happiness
46:11

The Declaration of Independence states that we all have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” by the very nature of us being alive. But, how often do we call upon those rights and use them?

Many of us have life, but we are not truly living. Many of us have liberty, but never truly utilize our freedom to have, be, and do the things we’re capable of. And many of us have the capacity to live a happy, fulfilled life, but unknowingly forfeit our happiness and live lives of quiet desperation.

Today’s show is all about breaking bonds from the things that hold us back from real happiness and fulfillment. Granted, happiness is relative to each person and each situation. But, even a few higher percentage points of happiness in your life will lead to better health, better relationships, and more success in your chosen career, according to the research.

Get ready for some powerful revelations and action items to put in place to see some immediate upgrades in happiness and fulfillment. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be healthy. And you deserve to be empowered to live life on your terms. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The shocking percentage of people who say they’re actually happy.
  • Why there’s a U-shaped curve of happiness in our lives.
  • How happiness might be tied to your lifeline.
  • The 5 things that hold us back from happiness.
  • How we can use excuses to block our happiness.
  • Why taking responsibility is critical to being happy long-term.
  • What If-Then Syndrome is.
  • How the media fuels our unhappiness.
  • Why so many people settle for drama instead of being happy.
  • 2 simple tips to eliminate drama from your life.
  • What the Future-Past Paradox is and how it impacts your attitude.
  • How you can change the energy in any environment.
  • Why we develop a sense of unworthiness in our lives, and how we can change it!

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Jun 14, 2016
THMS 161: Creating Health Transformations And The Power Of Juicing - With Drew Canole
47:55

What separates those who lead lives of great success, and those who lead lives of great struggle, are things that are so small that you can likely write them all on a tiny post-it note.

Success starts with ritual. It’s the things you do consistently, not every now and then, that tells the real tale of the results you’ll see in your life.

Couple that with the next important thing, which is to gain mastery over the small things. It’s not the big things… like hitting the lottery, winning the championship, or breaking into the Top 100 Influential People in the World list that 99.999% of the world’s most successful and happy people ever achieve. They are so successful because they’ve dedicated themselves to mastering the small things that bring great results. The old adage goes, “By the inch, it’s a cinch. By the yard, it’s hard.”

One final key ingredient is a willingness to help others. Great success is often tied to the lifeline of bringing value to the lives of others. If you can find a way to combine these three things, there will likely be a lot of great fortune in your future.

Today’s guest, Drew Canole, found a way to put these three things together in a way that really is changing the world. To master his own mind and body he created specific rituals that transformed his health. He also focused on mastering the small things, adding in one piece at a time until he reached unchartered waters of success and vitality. Very soon after, and along the way, he dedicated his life to giving his best to teach others what he’s learned, and in doing so created the FitLife movement.

He’s here today to share his story and some of his best tips for achieving the health (and success) that you are likely a lot closer to than you know.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why Jack LaLanne is such pioneer in the field of health and fitness.
  • What Drew Canole did to transform his health and create one of the most popular health and fitness brands in the world.
  • What makes juicing such a valuable health practice.
  • Why the human body is like a juicer.
  • Why juicing and proper hydration go hand-in-hand.
  • What diet works best with juicing (here’s a hint: ALL of them!).
  • The #1 thing to avoid when making fresh juices.
  • Why ginger is one of the most health-giving things to include in your juices.
  • How your kidneys work to protect you from toxic overload.
  • Specific tips to make sure you’re getting in enough water each day.
  • Why it’s so powerful to “unstuck yourself”.
  • How ingredients like ashwagandha, spirulina, and chlorella can transform our health.

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Jun 07, 2016
TMHS 160: 7 Ways To Supercharge Your Breakfast
54:47

Breakfast. It’s a word that conjures up an array of emotions for many of us.

It’s tied to getting ready for school or work. It’s tied to time with the family or catching up on the news. It’s tied eating some of our favorite foods or loading up on our nutrition.  But most of all it’s tied to the possibility of a new day.

A conversation in the timeless treatise Winnie the Pooh goes like this:

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”

In many ways Pooh was right (although he was an avid “foodie” long before it was a thing). Breakfast and a new day go hand-in-hand. So, shouldn’t we strive to make that meal as inspirational as possible?

Today’s episode is all about the 7 ways to supercharge your breakfast. You’re going to be equipped with the simple tips use can use to start your day off right for the rest of your life.

Each day is an opportunity, and these 7 tips are going to help you stack the conditions in your favor to make sure that your days are full of health, energy, happiness, and success.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The #1 way to connect with other people.
  • The truth about breakfast (is it really the most important meal of the day?).
  • How your first meal impacts your body.
  • What causes overeating the vast majority of the time.
  • Why dietary fats are critical for your brain and nervous system.
  • How Omega 3 fatty acids impact cancer cells.
  • Which foods provide a great source of healthy fats for breakfast.
  • What your microbiome is.
  • Why breakfast is the perfect time to take care of your microbiome.
  • The relationship between breakfast and nutrient deficiency.
  • What type of breakfast was clinically proven to provide more energy throughout the day.
  • How a low carb diet can depress thyroid function.
  • Why you need to carb as needed.

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May 31, 2016
TMHS 159: Making Space For Pleasure In Your Diet And How To Live A Wellthy Life - With Jason Wachob
01:02:04

Many people mistakenly believe that being healthy means living a life of deprivation. Sure, if you’re a health conscious person you generally avoid toxic foodstuffs that might nullify your mojo. But people who make healthy choices for the long-term are guided by more pleasure than anything else.

A healthy, sustainable diet is a pleasurable one. It has to be. I’m absolutely blown away by the foods that I get to eat on a regular basis. It’s almost unfair. The flavor sensations, the colors, the textures, the overall party in the mouth experience. I aspire to help people discover just how good real food can be.

First of all, there’s pleasure within the constructs of the diet. The thousands of real foods that you get to eat (based on what feels best for your body) delivers tens of thousands of different options for you to feast on. The pleasure could be from something as savory as a grass fed ribeye, to as sweet and seductive as chocolate cashew ice cream with warm candied pecans on top. All made from real ingredients, of course!

The first pleasure is making the most of what you have access to, and getting the best quality ingredients possible.

The second pleasure comes from going outside of the usual structure of your diet to have a little something unordinary. Pancakes? Yes, please. Nachos? Yes, please. Cheesecake? Wait… Are you sure…? Yes, please!

These things are clearly not as “natural” as the whole foods used to make your other meals, but doing this right can make the difference between a long-term healthy lifestyle, or giving up because you struggle to convince yourself that pancakes aren’t delicious.

The key is, a health conscious person can indulge in these things every now and then, but they are truly there with the treat. They take it in, let their senses explore, and are present in their body to enjoy the moment and then move on. It’s not lying to yourself that these are healthy foods, but giving yourself permission to enjoy a treat and then get back to doing what feels best. I guarantee that if you keep eating pancakes on a regular basis, you’re going to look and feel like a pancake yourself. Indulge, and move on.

So, how do we best navigate this terrain? Well, we’ve got on a special guest who knows a thing or two about how all of this works. Today we have the CEO of the enormously popular website and brand MindBodyGreen, Jason Wachob. He’s here to share with you his best tips for living what he calls a truly “wellthy” way of life. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Jason went from being a college basketball player to the CEO of one of the top wellness brands in the world.
  • What MindBodyGreen really means.
  • How your environment impacts your genetic expression.
  • Why a one-size-fits-all diet will never work for all of us.
  • Why it’s important to make space for pleasure in your diet.
  • A great form of exercise for connecting your mind and body.
  • Why building a life is more important than building a résumé.
  • Why your brain seeks to affirm your negative thinking.
  • Important questions to ask yourself when choosing your career.
  • Why you should only focus on the things you can control.
  • Why it’s critical to take time to explore.
  • How “thank you” can open new doors for you.
  • What the antidote to negative emotions is
  • How fun and laughter helps to create a well-thy life.

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May 13, 2016
TMHS 158: 13 Rules Of Health That I Live By
01:09:38

Paulo Coelho said, “Discipline & freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you’d sink into chaos.”

Strangely enough, rules and discipline actually give us far more freedom. The structure we create in our lives is the invisible guiding force that creates the opportunity to do more with the time we are given. Without structure, without rules, you are unknowingly at the mercy of Captain Random.

You see, Captain Random is a super villain. Nothing pleases him more than to see you toil away wasting your time and not seeing the results you want in your life. When a seemingly random thing comes up and throws you off track, he’s twisting his evil handlebar mustache laughing joyfully. For you, the experience is falling off the wagon, taking a loss, or even giving up on your goals altogether. But the secret, unstoppable weapon against Captain Random is the power of your rules.

When you have personal rules in place that guide your decisions, you’ve already got an automated response for the randomness that life may throw your way. For example, you’re on a mission to eat healthy food, and your coworker brings in a box of freshly made donuts (even a few with sprinkles on them… and you know sprinkles are made by tiny tree elves who work for Captain Random), but because you have a rule in place about how you handle junk food, you easily pass with a simple, “No, thank you.”

You don’t feel any deprivation and any restriction because YOU chose that rule. Someone else didn’t impose it on you. You also don’t feel the hit of a poor decision—the tinge of regret, the sour taste of folding so quickly, and the disappointment of being seduced by a sprinkle-faced donut that’s not even in your league. You’ve dated desserts way sexier than that in the past… why did you let this do-not get to you?!

By having rules that govern your choices, you bypass this whole group of problems, and Captain Random is foiled again, running away with his tail between his legs. “I’ll get you next time!” he shouts. But he knows you’re unbeatable, and destined for great success.

Today you’re going to discover the 13 rules of health that I live by. You can take these rules on and apply them to your life, alter them to fit your own life and goals, or use them as inspiration to come up with your own.

Always remember the power of personal rules and use them as the guiding light to help you achieve the greatness you deserve.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why it’s critical to drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning.
  • Why your daily exercise regimen should be adjusted to your goals.
  • How your nervous system can impact your ability to “max out”.
  • How to uncover a passion for exercise.
  • Why you MUST put yourself first when it comes to health.
  • What being a lifetime student means.
  • How to be more present with the people you love.
  • Why delayed gratification is an important option for a healthy lifestyle.
  • The real reason so many people aren’t seeing the results they want in the gym (social time vs. results time).
  • The #1 thing I attribute to my transformation and success in life.
  • Why I make sure to get some time in nature on a regular basis.
  • What sacred rules I have around sleep.
  • What my biggest rules are for the food that I eat (this may surprise you!).

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May 13, 2016
TMHS 157: How To Create A Winning Culture - With Eric Thomas
01:00:45

Your environment is everything. Your thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and even your body, are all shaped by your environment.

If you want to see more success in any area of your life, if you want to achieve your goals and win more during your precious time on this planet, then you’ve got to create a winning culture. That starts with transforming your environment.

Today we have on the amazing Dr. Eric Thomas to breakdown all of the things that shape a winning culture and what transforming our environment really entails. This is a powerhouse interview to say the least, so tune in, listen up, and enjoy the show!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your environment is the most influential factor in determining your results.
  • How the blame game can hold you back from success.
  • What critical steps you must take to change your environment.
  • What inspired ET to step up and transform his life (this is powerful!).
  • Why accountability and role models are important.
  • What to do when your old environment starts calling you back.
  • Why asking for help is one of the most courageous things you can do.
  • The #1 thing you must do when you receive advice from a trusted source.
  • Why being a beginner is so valuable.
  • How to deal with relationships that change and challenge you as you grow.
  • Why making mistakes can be healthy part of the process (and how to adjust to the mistakes).
  • How to instantly transform jealousy into something positive.
  • Why it’s essential to revere the process.
  • What it means to create a winning culture.
  • Why positive expectation is such a powerful tool.
  • How “no” can balance out your life (and why “no” should excite you!).

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May 06, 2016
TMHS 156: Unprocess Your Diet And Get A Mindset Makeover - With Natalie Jill
47:47

Natalie Jill is a hero for all of us. She began her health and fitness career later in life, and has accomplished more after the age of 40 than few people could even imagine.

Once you find out her story you instantly have a paradigm shift. You start to realize where you’ve been playing small and making excuses, and what you can do to start stepping into your greatness.

Today she has millions of passionate followers and a brand with heart and hustle that’s spreading like wildfire. Today she’s here on The Model Health Show to breakdown some of the biggest challenges in the world of health today. We’re covering celiac disease, long-term weight loss, successfully unprocessing your diet, gluten-free diets that make you fat, giving yourself a mindset makeover and a whole lot more. So, tune in, turn up, and let’s get ready to rock this thing out!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why Natalie says she had a “fake life” even though things looked perfect from the outside.
  • Why eating comfort foods can be a double-edged sword.
  • What makes the power of decision so important in our lives.
  • What celiac disease is and why it can be difficult to diagnose.
  • How Natalie was able to recover from celiac disease.
  • Why it’s important to look for the opportunities even in tough situations.
  • Why your health impacts far more people than just yourself.
  • How something Natalie started for her own benefit and accountability, ended up helping countless other people around the world.
  • The shocking decision Natalie made at the age of 39 that will change your idea about what’s possible.
  • What “unprocessing your diet and lifestyle” means.
  • How a gluten-free diet can actually lead to poor health and weight gain.
  • Why it’s difficult to overeat healthier foods.

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May 04, 2016
TMHS 155: The Perfect Day Formula: How To Own The Day And Control Your Life - With Craig Ballantyne
01:02:11

Have you ever had a perfect day?

It’s a day where everything seems to be in your favor. You accomplish all of the things you want. You feel happy and fulfilled. And you go to bed at night wishing that everyday can be just like this.

Aaaaah… It’s a day that has that new car smell. It’s feeling like you have the Midas touch. It’s when life is just flat out awesome.

So, why can’t we have more perfect days like that? Well, the obvious answer is because a lot of crap happens in our life, and it can take our wish of a perfect day and throw it right into the garbage disposal.

The less obvious answer is because we forfeited having our perfect day because we didn’t know the simple, proven steps to create it. The breaking news flash today is that we CAN construct more perfect days. But we have to decide to stop spending our days playing the game of crap-dodgeball that life is flinging at us. We have to be proactive and activate The Perfect Day Formula. And you’re about to meet just the man to help you do it.

Craig Ballantyne has long been admired in the fitness industry for helping people with busy lives and little time to achieve the physical results they want. In recent years he’s shifted his focus to helping people achieve the life they want, and not just the body they want--but you can still have that too. :)

He’s here today to share the ins and outs of The Perfect Day formula to help you 1) Identify what a perfect day means to you 2) Implement simple strategies to help you create your perfect day and 3) execute on accomplishing what you want! This is a powerful episode to say the least, so tune in, take good notes, and grabs these keys to creating your perfect day.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What inspired Craig to create one of the most successful online fitness programs of all-time.
  • Why it’s important to decide who you want to help.
  • What triggered Craig to shift his focus from fitness to personal development.
  • What The Perfect Day Formula is.
  • Why most of our days can tend to lack noticeable results and progress.
  • How the 3-C Formula works.
  • One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they first wake up in the morning.
  • Why creating strict rules for yourself actually give you a lot more freedom.
  • What the 5 Pillars of Personal Transformation are (this is important!).
  • How planning and preparations sets apart the people who succeed from those who don’t.
  • How professional accountability and social support differ (and why they are crucial to success!).
  • Why you must find a meaningful incentive.
  • What “The Big Deadline” is.
  • What some of the common underlying causes of anxiety are.
  • How to break away from unhealthy ideas of perfection.
  • What Craig’s biggest mistake has been in his career.
  • One simple thing you can do to begin creating your perfect day more often.

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Apr 24, 2016
THMS 154: The Mind-Body Healing Connection And The Power Of Movement Meditations - With Tristan Truscott
57:04

There’s a lot more to healing than meets the eye. Whether you’re healing from a tough workout, or healing from a chronic heart condition, numerous forces have to come together make it happen.

Hormones, lymphocytes, inflammatory cytokines, and several other intelligent entities in your body take action to set the ship right when things go wrong. You can either help or hinder your system from doing it’s job. And these are the facts.

If you get a big cut on your arm, and you pack the cut full of crumbled up M&M’s, chances are it’s not going to heal properly. However, if you apply some fresh aloe, and you take some natural anti-inflammatories that also support recovery, like the active compound in turmeric (curcumin), you are supporting your body in normal healing. So, yes, nutrition and smart hygiene matter in recovery, but there’s something else that gets overlooked.

Research shows conclusively that your mind and thoughts have a huge impact on the healing (or lack thereof) of your body. Stress, pessimism, worry, anger, depression… all of these things suppress your body’s natural healing capabilities. Try as your body may, it’s very difficult to make the changes you truly need when your mind-body connection is not in sync. That’s why today’s show is so important.

Today we are covering some of the most valuable insights on strengthening your mind-body connection. To help us out, we are fortunate to have on Tristan Truscott who has an amazing story of healing, and coming back from a place that many other people would’ve long given up on. He’s going to share his immense wisdom and provide you with some crucial tips that will likely last you a lifetime. Now, on to the show!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you can appear to be tough on the outside but still scared on the inside
  • How helping others to protect themselves nearly destroyed Tristan’s health.
  • How you can easily be distracted from the pain signals your body is trying to send you.
  • Why physical problems are often a results of a deeper issue.
  • Why investing your energy to helping others can make you healthy as well.
  • The surprising impact that qigong has on sleep quality.
  • How qigong actually works to reduce stress and accelerate healing.
  • How movement meditations integrate stress-defense into your tissues.
  • Why stress aggravates depression.
  • What it means to “scratch up the CD” of your negative memories.
  • How reducing stress can result in weight loss.
  • How your body absorbs energy from far more than food.

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Apr 20, 2016
TMHS 153: Stop Calorie-Counting And Yo-Yo Dieting, And Gain Nutritional Serenity - With Jonathan Bailor
38:44

The first time I tried to lose weight it was by drinking Slim-Fast shakes. The marketing said, “Have a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, and then have a sensible dinner.”

I gulped down that sludge of artificial nutrition, followed the plan, and the pounds started coming off. I was happy that it was working. But my victory was short lived.

Being on that plan, and focusing on calories rather than nutrition, left me with a ferocious appetite that would see me overeat at the end of the day… and then a snack… and another snack… until my will power just couldn’t take it anymore. Drinking that can of liquid denial was leaving me nutrient deficient, anxious, and ultimately blocking my weight loss efforts.

You see, it didn’t matter that I was a good person. It didn’t matter that I really wanted to lose weight. It didn’t matter that I tried really hard. Not a single one of those things matter because if my goal is one way, but my plan is taking me in the opposite direction, I’m ultimately going to end up somewhere that I don’t want to be.

Really great, smart people fall victim to clever marketing all the time, especially in the weight loss arena. It’s something so visceral, and so desired for all of us to feel comfortable in our own skin that we’ll cut corners and buy into the next new fad diet without giving it a second thought.

We try, we fail, but we don’t really seem to learn the lesson in this dirty dieting dance. But today that’s all about to change.

Our guest on this episode is the New York Times bestselling author of The Calorie Myth, Jonathan Bailor. He’s on today to drop some serious knowledge bombs when it comes to our mindset and beliefs around losing weight. After checking out this episode, make sure to check the links below for access to his past appearances on the show and special admission to his free half-day masterclass.

Our weight loss battles do not have to be fought alone. True, no one else can do your push-ups for you, but good friends and mentors who really care can guide the way, keep you accountable, and help you change your mind so that you can truly change your body.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why basing your diet around calorie counting can set you up for failure.
  • What nutritional serenity is.
  • Why obesity in not an effort problem.
  • How drinking gasoline can give you a huge understanding of how calories work (crazy, but you’ll see why!).
  • How type 1 diabetes makes you starve to death.
  • Why understanding your goals is critical to the weight loss approach you take.
  • What important weight loss lesson you can learn from Oprah Winfrey.
  • Why calories matter, yet you might want to stop calorie-counting and do this instead
  • Why “slowing down the problem” is not a real solution.
  • What the 3 biggest economic burdens are in our world today (this is shocking!).

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Apr 11, 2016
TMHS 152: The Anatomy Of Success
56:57

When I was in college, there weren’t any classes on success. There wasn’t a Success 101 course. If there was, I would’ve been there.

There were a lot of classes on the fundamentals… math, science, writing, and even courses dedicated to our majors (like business, engineering, computer science, and health), but there wasn’t any classes that taught us how to put it all together. I’m charged to report that even the best colleges in the world fail to teach us how to actually be successful in our chosen field, let alone in life in general.

Right now it’s more important than ever to grab the study of success by the horns. Life, health, and happiness can quickly run away from you if you’re not fortunate enough to know what makes a successful life versus what allows us to just get by.

Recently, I felt that my formal education experience could lend a hand by giving a framework to discuss what success really looks like.

Anatomy is the study of structure or the internal workings of things. Today we’re going to be breaking down the anatomy of success and take a deep look at the internal workings of passion, commitment, and fulfillment.

Success isn’t merely a metaphysical thing. There are specific principles and insights that will make this the sweetest science you’ll ever learn. So, pull up to the blackboard, grab your notebook, and let the fun begin!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The #1 muscle you need to develop to create a successful life.
  • Why indecision is often the biggest decision.
  • Why it’s great to be an amateur.
  • How The Model Health Show came into existence.
  • How to exercise your most important success muscle.
  • Why is critical to dissect your beliefs.
  • What creates your worldview and how to change it.
  • Why expectation is so influential on success.
  • How developing more compassion changes our lives.
  • What it means to digest greatness.
  • How to detox the garbage from your life.

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Apr 06, 2016
TMHS 151: 4 Unusual Foods That Can Help Transform Your Body
57:26

Growing up I never really liked vegetables. As a matter of fact, I didn’t like very many foods at all outside of the staples of hamburgers, fish sticks, macaroni & cheese, and sandwiches. These things tasted great to my tiny palate, and set the template for my eating habits for years to come.

It surprises people when they hear that I didn’t eat my first salad until I was 25 years old. Yep, you heard that right. No green leaf doth pass my lips, and I loved thee not. But everything changed when I learned about the power food had to change my body, and there really was no looking back after that.

Since turning my health around in my early 20’s I’ve eaten more fun, exotic, and even unusual foods than you can shake a finger at. And what I’ve learned is that certain foods have actually been staples in the diets of our ancestors, but we have somehow lost sight of them in lieu of Pop Tarts and pizza.

Today’s powerhouse episode is a reintroduction to the classes of foods that all of us need to add into our diets on a regular basis. These 4 unusual foods will deliver your body more health and vitality than just about any other foods you can name. So, I pray thee enjoy the podcast and shareth with thine friends! And as Shakespeare would say today, “Let’s get it poppin’!”

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Which foods are some of the only “wild foods” that people have access to today.
  • Which food is likely the highest source of potassium and an excellent free radical scavenger.
  • Where to find the highest source of bioavailable iodine.
  • Whether or not you should be concerned about eating sea veggies due to pollution.
  • Why simply eating local might not be enough in our world today.
  • Which gelatinous food can help your body maintain normal levels of antioxidants.
  • Why “essential sugars” need to be a part of your nutrition strategy.
  • What adaptogens are and why they’re so important.
  • How to add more foods like aloe vera and sea veggies into your diet.
  • What the major differences between flax and chia seeds are.
  • How to make sure that your flax and chia seeds don’t get rancid.
  • Why cooking certain foods (versus eating them raw) is a much safer way to eat them.
  • What the #1 antioxidant food in the world is (this may surprise you!).
  • Which foods have the most proven anti-cancer benefits.
  • Which category of foods are critical for healthy digestion and detoxification.

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Mar 29, 2016
TMHS 150: 4 Unorthodox Tips To Help You Sleep Better Every Night
01:04:26

Albert Einstein once said, “Strange is our situation here upon Earth.” In many ways we are smack dab in the middle of realizing what we are and realizing that we have no idea what we are at the same time. Life is complex, beautiful, and definitely weird.

There are so many tricky situations, questions, and answers we can sift through to try to figure things out, but sometimes a strange solution is the order of the day.

When it comes to improving the quality of your sleep, the typical advice usually doesn’t bring much to the table. “Make sure to get 8 hours of sleep.” “Try not to eat before bed.” “Take this drug to help you sleep (even though one of the side effects is doubling your risk of early death).” No thanks. I like to sleep, but I like that being alive part as well.

There are tons of useful tips and strategies to instantly upgrade your sleep in the bestselling book Sleep Smarter. Some of the most interesting (and albeit unorthodox) tips are highlighted here in this episode. Simply listen in, take action on a couple of the tips, and see the results for yourself. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How massage therapy works to improve sleep quality.
  • Why so many people have elevated cortisol levels today.
  • Which important hormones are secreted by the body during massage.
  • What the clinically proven benefits of acupressure are (this is shocking!).
  • How “gut smashing” can improve the quality of your sleep.
  • How to get the full benefit of massage on a regular basis.
  • How “earthing” works to reduce inflammation.
  • The proven benefits that earthing has on sleep health.
  • Which surfaces are conductive and enable you to get “grounded”.
  • How different colors of light impact your sleep hormones.
  • What strategies you can use to eliminate light pollution at night.
  • How to use beneficial light therapy to improve your sleep quality.

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Mar 23, 2016
TMHS 149: Why Great Sleep Is The Ultimate Fat Burner
48:13

Today is a very, very special day! My new book Sleep Smarter is now available nationwide and we couldn’t be more excited.

The excitement and joy is so high because we are bringing one of the most vital, yet overlooked components of health and well-being to the hearts of the masses. From brain function, to heart health, to fat loss, the quality of your sleep impacts it all. And as you’ll discover in Sleep Smarter, not only is sleep a major player in the way you look and feel, it just might be the #1 thing influencing the results you see in the mirror each day.

This special launch day episode dives specifically into this topic to uncover why sleep is the ultimate fat burner. Today you’re going to be equipped with some huge takeaways that will last you a lifetime and support you on your mission of being the healthiest, fittest version of yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why fat loss is all about hormone function.
  • How how dieters were able to lose 55 percent more body fat with one simple lifestyle change.
  • What your two major types of body fat are.
  • Why belly fat is very hormonally active.
  • What major mistake can double the amount of visceral fat you’re carrying.
  • Why proximity is extremely powerful for changing your health and happiness.
  • How your body changes from exercise during sleep.
  • What enzymes are and how they work to improve your health.
  • What anabolism is and how sleep relates to it.
  • Why we can “get away” with eating a lot more junk food when we’re younger.
  • How sleep intimately relates to aging.
  • Which key fat loss hormones are largely secreted during sleep.
  • How sleep deprivation can cause you to eat more calories.
  • What happens to your brain’s energy supply when you’re sleep deprived.
  • Why balancing cortisol is critical to healthy sleep and fat loss.
  • What surprising ways sleep and exercise influence one another.

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Mar 15, 2016
TMHS 148: Estrogen Dominance - Natural Treatments For Fibroid Tumors, Cancer, And More
01:04:30

Millions of people worldwide are struggling with the effects of estrogen dominance. It’s a growing epidemic that’s connected to obesity, fibroid tumors, cancer and more, yet most people have no idea about it.

This episode is focused on lifting the veil that’s been hiding estrogen dominance. Today we’re going to break down one of the major causes of significant health problems today, plus provide life-changing tools and strategies so that you can truly take back control of your health.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How estrogen dominance and cancer impacted the life of my family and changed the course of my career.
  • What enables estrogen to make cancer tumors grow (this is important!).
  • Why there’s an epidemic of unjustified hysterectomies being done today.
  • What some of the little known side effects of a hysterectomy are.
  • What estrogen actually is (there’s 3 of them!).
  • How men and women produce estrogen differently.
  • How fibroid tumors and endometriosis work.
  • What aromatization is and how it works.
  • The critical role that estrogen plays in men’s health.
  • What xenoestrogens are and how they function in our bodies.
  • Where the most prevalent sources of xenoestrogens are found (you need to know this!).
  • Which hormone altering compounds may be in your personal care products.
  • How stress influences estrogen levels.
  • The interesting role that estrogen plays with your sleep quality.
  • What roles digestion and elimination play in estrogen dominance.
  • The 5 biggest keys to prevent and reverse estrogen dominance.

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Mar 09, 2016
THMS 147: 10 Ways Sleep Can Give You A Better Brain
01:00:20

What if you found out that a great night's sleep could make the difference in closing an important business deal? In showing up as a better parent? Or in performing at a high level in your sport or on stage?

Today you're going to learn exactly why great sleep is a linchpin for the optimal function of your brain in every way imaginable. We're going to dive in and break down some of the most fascinating studies to understand how sleep affects your memory, decision making, creativity, and more.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What learning actually is (the simplicity may surprise you!).
  • The 10 ways sleep can give you a better brain.
  • How sleep deeply impacts your memory.
  • How your brain detoxifies itself at night (and why this is critical!)
  • The shocking effect that sleep has on your ability to focus.
  • How great sleep can help you learn faster.
  • Why your ability to make smart decisions is heavily influenced by your sleep quality.
  • How your "intuition" can actually be hacked by manipulation of your subconscious mind.
  • Why your emotional wellness is largely controlled by your sleep quality.
  • How your sleep impacts your hormone production (this is important!).
  • What muscle memory really is (and how sleep effects it).
  • The surprising ways that sleep impacts your creativity.
  • What role dreams play in processing your experiences (valuable info!).
  • How sleep deprivation influences your brain's main energy source.

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Mar 02, 2016
TMHS 146: The Thyroid And Gut Health Connection - With Dr. Jillian Teta
55:00

There is an absolute epidemic of people struggling with thyroid problems, yet it's a quite story that most people never talk about.

Today we are targeting one of the biggest health issues facing our world today. Thyroid problems can be the underlying cause for everything from tremendous weight loss hardships to extremely low energy levels (aka chronic fatigue.) Today brings the hope of many breakthrough moments for so many people who've been living a quite life of desperation. There are solutions available. And it starts with finally understanding the underlying cause.

Not only are you going to uncover what's at the root of most thyroid problem, but you're going to have a comprehensive approach to testing, a entirely new understanding of how your diet relates to your thyroid function, and how things like exercise and stress also play a strange, key role that you may have never realized before.

We are fortunate to have on renown physician Dr. Jillian Teta to help us understand the remarkable thyroid and gut health connection, and I promise you this will be a total game changer.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the thyroid really is and why it's so important.
  • How your thyroid works and what can go wrong with its function.
  • What can block the conversion of your thyroid hormone from "inactive" to "active".
  • How your gut health profoundly impacts the function of your thyroid.
  • What the difference is between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease.
  • Why heavy metals can be a big problem for your thyroid gland.
  • The surprising way that thyroid hormone impacts your gut lining,
  • How constipation can influence your hormone function (this is critical to know!).
  • How thyroid hormone helps to regulate your immune system function.
  • How to ensure that you have healthy gut motility.
  • Why you need to be careful with goitrogens in this healthy class of foods if you have thyroid problems.
  • Why sleep and de-stressing is so important for digestive health.
  • How gluten is directly related to autoimmune diseases.
  • Why thyroid medications like Synthroid work for some people but not for others.
  • What labs you need to get done for a more comprehensive look at your thyroid function.
  • How chronically elevated stress can contribute to autoimmune diseases.
  • How to exercise intelligently to help support normal thyroid function.

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Feb 24, 2016
TMHS 145: Weight Loss Vs. Fat Loss - With Abel James
46:43

I have a confession to make…

I don’t like our society’s obsession with losing weight.

As crazy as it might sound coming from someone who’s helped thousands of people lose weight, it hurts my heart a little bit every time I hear someone say they want to lose weight. Here’s why...

Measuring our health by measuring our pounds on the scale has led our culture in the wrong direction. You can eat processed, calorie restrictive “health foods”, over-exercise to the point that you are catabolizing your muscle tissue, and feel bad and hungry all the time, but if you’re losing weight, that’s okay. As a matter of fact, if you’re losing weight, you’re healthy.

This may come as a little bit of a surprise, but just because you lose weight on the scale it does NOT mean that you are healthy. There are many poor states of human health that come coupled with a loss of weight on the scale. And on the other side, just because your weight is higher than you may want it to be, it does not mean that you are UN-healthy. This whole weight loss thing is really relative and (more or less) confusing to the average person who just wants to look good in a bathing suit. And with the way that the media has programmed our opinions of our bodies, there are only like 5 people in the entire world who actually look good in a bathing suit.

I love hearing people say that they want to be healthy. I love hearing people say that they want to take care of their body and treat their body with respect. I love hearing people say that they’ve decided to put a priority on their health, eat real foods, and move their body on a regular basis because they love it. I know those people will be more successful because not one time did they mention weight. They are devoted to doing the things that, chances are, will result in an elimination of excess weight.

If health is the goal, then necessary weight loss can happen as a side-effect. If weight loss is the goal, then health can happen, but struggle and sickness can happen as well. You can lose track of what matters most, cut corners, and end up far worse than when you started off.

Today’s show is focused on health. It’s also focused on more important metrics to track than the weight on the scale that can affirm to you that your journey to better health is working from the inside out.

We have on the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Wild Diet, Abel James, to discuss weight loss vs. fat loss, how to support sustainable weight loss if that’s still your goal, and how to go about changing your body in a smart way that really lasts. This is information that everyone in our society today needs to know, so just click play, enjoy, and make sure to share with the people you care about!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why Abel decided to do a major television show (even though it seems counterintuitive for his brand).
  • What’s going on behind the scenes of major weight loss shows.
  • The shocking cost of medical bills that Abel’s client on the show incurred before starting The Wild Diet.
  • Why weight loss television shows are making a mistake in their tracking.
  • Why health and happiness are often separated from each other in our society today.
  • How muscle loss can slow your metabolism.
  • What Abel’s client Kurt did to lose 87 pounds and more than 22 percent of his body fat during the competition.
  • The special dietary fats that Kurt focused on to give him an edge in weight loss and his health.
  • How people can lose a lot of weight on the scale but not lose a lot of fat.
  • Why excess skin can be a big challenge after an extreme weight loss.
  • Why bone broth could be valuable for your health practice.
  • How making a fool out of yourself can actually help someone else to have a breakthrough in their health (this is powerful!).

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Feb 22, 2016
TMHS 144: Mind Over Medicine - With Dr. Lissa Rankin
59:04

Many of us take our health for granted until it's suddenly taken away. When our health begins to slip out of our fingers, it can be a tremendous wake up call in our lives.

Some people receive the call and their life is transformed for the better. Something inside of them changes. They begin living differently. They make changes. They heal.

Many other people we've known and loved have faded away quickly. They believe that nothing else can be done. They give up.

There is an intermingling of these two groups of people for sure, but it's pretty clear in the research that those who recover have something very powerful in their favor. And that is the power of their mind.

When you talk to physician and New York Times bestselling author Lissa Rankin about the power of the mind to heal the body, she isn't just talking about something metaphysical, she is talking about a physical transformation that takes place, and it's based on what you believe.

In today's remarkable episode you're going to learn what roll your mind and beliefs play in keeping you well or keeping you sick. You're going to learn the nearly unbelievable clinical benefits of fake medical treatments and how this data can be applied to your life.

You're also going to discover how significant being connected to a bigger purpose in your life is, and how it's tied to your lifeline. This episode is filled to the brim with valuable insights and takeaways that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy, and make sure to share!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What drove Dr. Lissa Rankin from being a conventional MD to studying and teaching integrative medicine.
  • Why some of the biggest "health nuts" in the world can end up very sick and unhealthy.
  • What the placebo effect actually is.
  • The shocking statistics on the effectiveness of placebo treatments.
  • What's going on in the body when a placebo treatment works for someone.
  • How thoughts can trigger overwhelming stress responses.
  • What simple things activate the body's relaxation response.
  • What exercise you can do to uncover what your body's ailments are trying to tell you.
  • What the #1 risk factor for our health is (this will surprise you and impact you as well!).
  • How character traits like happiness and optimism relate to your health and longevity.
  • What the "anatomy of a calling" means (this is powerful!).

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Feb 17, 2016
TMHS 143: How The Quality Of Your Sleep Impacts The Health Of Your Relationships
48:56

When you're sleep deprived, you're not yourself. No... I mean really not yourself.

There's a big impact on your brain, hormones, and we'll just say "emotional stability" that a lack of sleep can play. So much so that top researchers have dove in to discover just how socially messed up poor sleep can make us.

Today you're about to discover how your sleep impacts the health of your relationships in ways that you could never have imagined. Even though some of the research is a little unsettling (and a whole lot surprising), it really shouldn't come as that big of a surprise to us. We all know that other people (but not you, of course) who get grumpy, irritable, and even out-right mean when they are tired. Other people (but not you, of course) can end up being unreasonable, argue for no reason, and even act more negative and pessimistic when they're sleep deprived.

We've all seen it, but we may not of caught it because weren't paying attention to the details surrounding the situation (namely that the person is tired). And even though it isn't you who would normally become the big bad wolf when you're tired, this is a wake up call to see just how you may have done some things and said some things in the heat of a sleepy stupor that really were not in your normal character. Why does this matter so much? Well, or relationships are everything. From our relationships at work, to our relationships with family, to our most intimate romantic relationships, our health and our sleep quality play a big part of them every day.

Today you're going to find out what's going on behind the scene, plus some insights to make sure you're showing up as your best self in the relationships that matter most.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What part of the brain is responsible for the aggregation of negative emotions.
  • How your brain works to stop you from saying or doing all of the crazy things you might think up.
  • How sleep deprivation can handicap your ability to see from another person's point of view.
  • Why lack of sleep is clinically proven to make you overly emotional.
  • What causes your brain to react to negative images (even though they are not a real threat).
  • How sleep deprivation changes the way you react to perceived criticism.
  • The surprising impact that sleep deprivation has on positive emotions.
  • How your quality of sleep impacts your intimate relationship.
  • Why arguments become much more likely when you're tired (this is funny, but true!).
  • What sleep "quality" really means.
  • Why lack of sleep can be a major problem for important jobs in the workforce.
  • Why your partner's sleep quality can disrupt your health and happiness as well.
  • What simple solutions you can use to reduce snoring problems.

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Feb 10, 2016
TMHS 142: How To Stop The Stress Cycle And Become An Urban Monk - With Dr. Pedram Shojai
51:45

When it comes to stress, you've got three basic options today.

One, you can crumble under the weight of the stress, succumbing to things like heart disease, obesity, and depression that are all linked to chronic stress.

Two, you can run from the modern world and hideout in the mountains (grow a beard), in a monastery (shave your head and/or grow a beard), or even in a naturalist colony (renounce all of your clothing and/or grow a beard).

Three you can step up and do something to ensure that you are breaking the cycle of stress by learning how to enjoy our modern advances without being overrun by them. That's what The Urban Monk is all about.

Dr. Pedram Shojai is here to share some of the most powerful insights you'll ever hear for taking back control of your mind and overcoming stress in a hyper-stressful world. As you'll discover today, modern day stress is like death from 1,000 cuts. It's a slow cooking of your health and vitality that can leave you tired, sick, or something far worse.

Today it's time to take back your power. It's time to take back your body, mind, and energy so that you can use them to create the life you really want. Just click play and find out how.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why renouncing our modern lifestyle might not be the answer to health and happiness.
  • What being "in the world but not of the world" can mean for busy people today.
  • How modern day stress is like death by 1,000 cuts.
  • Why there is a crisis of energy in the people of today.
  • How cortisol is like a high interest credit card.
  • Why multitasking is a lot of smoke and mirrors (and the best method for actually getting things done!)
  • What specific things you can do to keep your energy high throughout the day.
  • Why the information you're taking in has such a profound impact on your life.
  • How playing small ball is blocking you from having the greatest amount of energy possible.
  • What it means to be "time poor" and how to become more wealthy with your time.
  • What FOMO is and how it's causing tremendous stress and ADD.
  • What daily practice can strengthen and grow the most important part of your brain.

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Feb 03, 2016
THMS 141: How To Create Healthy Habits For A Lifetime
01:05:43

The life that you have right now is a result of your habits.

It's not the things that you do every now and then, it's the things you do consistently that tell the real story of your life.

So, if your habits are so important, how do you actually create the habits that you want and move away from the habits that aren't serving you? That's what this powerful episode is all about.

Eng's Principle says, "The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change." Therefore, we must strive to make the things we want to act on each day easy, automatic, and something that comes as natural as breathing. It's true that some people feel so compelled to exercise that they will fall into depression if they don't have it. It's become easy to them; second nature even. We can all program into our mental software the information that makes our hardware consistently take action in the direction we want. And it starts by learning how we build habits in the first place.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we feel so weird when our schedule gets thrown off.
  • How patterns of behavior are connected with specific feelings.
  • The big difference is between healthy and unhealthy habits (and how to create healthy habits more easily).
  • Why unhealthy eating habits are so easy today.
  • What the root cause of unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive drinking actually is.
  • Why getting regular exercise tends to be difficult for most people.
  • What the 4 stages of learning are (this is powerful!).
  • How important awareness is in initiating accelerated learning.
  • Why living a healthy lifestyle is not necessarily the answer to being fit.
  • The critical components needed to make an engaging lifestyle change.
  • Why our friends and family members can seem unsupportive when we make a lifestyle change.
  • What the glymphatic system is and why it's so important.
  • What my current daily routine is (morning rituals to evening rituals).
  • Why it's best to use a dual extraction for medicinal mushrooms.
  • The benefits of working out in the morning vs. the afternoon.
  • What EPOC is and how it effects your metabolism.

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Jan 27, 2016
TMHS 140: The Only 5 Exercises You Need To Create An Amazing Physique
01:00:20

Confucius said, "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." This statement couldn't ring anymore true when it comes to changing our body's appearance. It can be one of the easiest things in the world if we simply take the complexity out of it. That's what today's show is all about.

Today we're going to dive in and talk about the only 5 exercises you need to create an amazing physique. No fancy cardio machines with a lot of buttons, no complex programs, and no excuses. By mastering these 5 things you can create the most incredible physique possible. But the real benefit is in the details. You'll learn some of the big do's and don'ts, why they actually work (the science), and specific benchmarks you need to target to make sure you're getting the most out of them. Take actions to focus more on these 5 exercises and the results will speak for themselves.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why omega 3's are so important for our health (and the best source to find them!).
  • Why mastering bodyweight exercises is so valuable in our lives.
  • The only 5 exercises you need to create an amazing physique.
  • How performing a proper squat translates into so many other areas of life.
  • What 1 to 2 minute health practice you need to start incorporating on a daily basis.
  • How squats impact testosterone and others hormone levels.
  • Smart ways to improve the effectiveness of your squats.
  • What exercise incorporates more of your muscles than any other movement.
  • How reciprocal inhibition can be destroying your progress.
  • Which surprising exercise can targets your abs and benefit your hormones.
  • What progression exercises are and why they're important.
  • What the little known benefits of push ups are.
  • How to breakthrough to your first pull ups and far beyond.
  • What the 3 functional patterns for your legs are.
  • What fitness benchmarks you need to hit with these 5 essential exercises.

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Jan 20, 2016
TMHS 139: Winning The Weight Loss Race Together - With Drew Manning
43:32

There are not a lot of positive messages in the media today. Even when great information that provides a lot of real world value for people shows up, it's often disguised in sensationalized story; something that makes you watch but doesn't necessarily make you think.

I'm so proud of the friends in my life who, as of late, have been making their way onto major network television. They are great people and great teachers who are sliding their messages of positivity and health into the mainstream and it's really amazing to witness it all.

No one is more fitting for this mission than my friend Drew Manning. Drew has been on my show before and absolutely blew me away with his story. He started off as a typical gym-going, strict diet-eating, protein shake-guzzling "fit" person working as a personal trainer. He eventually found that he couldn't relate in a deep way to a lot of his clients weight struggles, so he decided to run an experiment to change that. Drew took it upon himself to gain over 70 pounds in the course of six months and the transformation that took place was shocking!

Not only did he look like a totally different person, but he thought and felt like a different person, and the veil that disconnected him from understanding his clients started to be lifted. Drew knows that his stint being significantly overweight pales in comparison to those who've struggled for years with their weight. But it opened up the bridge to understanding, and his small experiment caught on like wildfire.

Drew proceeded to lose those 70+ pounds over the following six months (with immense struggle and heartache) and the experience was properly dubbed the Fit2Fat2Fit experience. Now, nearly 5 years later, Drew's experience is being duplicated by fit trainers from all over the country, to put themselves into the clients shoes for a bit in hopes to find more empathy and a better way to help people become the best version of themselves. After listening to this episode, make sure to set your timer for Fit to Fat to Fit on A&E!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What drove Drew Manning to do his fit2fat2fit experiment in the first place.
  • Why Drew decided to put the time and energy into making his experience into a television show.
  • What other trainers experienced as a result of following Drew's fit2fat2fit experiment.
  • How patience can play an important role in seeing some of our biggest goals come to fruition.
  • Why your goals get so much more juice when they involve helping other people.
  • Why there's a lot of judgment and misunderstanding between people who are overweight and people who are fit.
  • How your body becomes adapted to your environment.
  • How more people can finish "the weight loss race" together.
  • Why we tend to not value our health much until we lose it (this is powerful!).
  • How people can lose their identity when their body composition changes.

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Jan 13, 2016
TMHS 138: The Golden Rules For Accomplishing Your Biggest Goals This Year - With John Lee Dumas
41:34

If you're planning on making some big things happen this year, it's time to lace 'em up and get started! There's no one in the world I know better to teach you about setting and accomplishing goals than John Lee Dumas.

John is, in fact, a living legend. He's been featured in many major magazines, he's an in-demand speaker, he has one of the most downloaded podcasts in the history of iTunes, he's an extremely successful entrepreneur who's had the unique opportunity to interview thousands of other entrepreneurs, he's a budding philanthropist, and just a really great guy at the end of the day.

John has been able to accomplish so much, in such a short amount of time, because of the way that he structures and executes on his goals. It's not an accident; it's a system. And today, to help you take every area of your life to the next level, he's here to share that system with you. This year is yours if you're ready to plan effectively and take action. So, let's get this party started!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The #1 key to success that John has seen in all of his past guests (it's dirty words to some people!).
  • Why it's so important to be able to set and accomplish goals.
  • What prompted John to create The Freedom Journal.
  • The surprising thing that really motivates ultra successful people.
  • Why the Pareto Principle is crucial to accomplishing big goals.
  • How to set a S.M.A.R.T. goal that radically increases your chances of achieving it.
  • How I start my workday every-single-day (and why it's so effective).
  • What critical piece is missing from New Year's resolutions that causes them to fail.
  • What goals really are and the purpose they serve in our lives.
  • The interesting things that happen with our brains when we have a clear-cut goal.
  • Why it's so important to have specific checkpoints along the path to accomplishing your goal.
  • Why doing a time-based goal review is so valuable.
  • How consistently modeling successful people can expedite the accomplishment of your goal.

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Jan 06, 2016
TMHS 137: How To Instantly Shift Your Mindset And Master The Art Of Living - With Bob Proctor
50:33

Bob Proctor is a phenomenon. He has inspired tens of millions of people by teaching them why they need to start living up to their potential and how to do it.

Whether it's in your career, relationships, health (Bob is 81 and accomplishing more each day than people half his age!), finances, or any other area, Bob's specialty is helping you to uncover what's been holding you back and providing a clear map on getting where you want to be.

Bob will tell you, there isn't anything that makes him particularly special. There are just a few key principles that he applies everyday that has led to his overwhelming success. Today you're going to learn exactly how Bob thinks, and some extra valuable tips to help you make this your best year yet.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we are encouraged to use our imaginations very early on, but then quickly taught to suppress it.
  • How you actually get to choose everything you do (even if you don't realize it!).
  • What mindset shift you must make if you're going to start living life on your terms.
  • Why Bob feels that you should have more energy as you get older, not less (and he should know... he's 81 years young!).
  • Why "work" isn't really made for us (and how work is tied to your longevity).
  • The 3 things all of us really want.
  • What simple exercise you can do to get out of your excuses and start living the life you want.
  • Why it's important to analyze who you are and where you are right now.
  • Why learning from someone who already has what you want is absolutely critical.
  • What mindset shift someone can make to help them improve their financial health.
  • Why we will always rise to the level that is required of us (and why the bar is usually set too low!)
  • Why there's only one quality that we really need to make our dreams a reality.
  • How writing and achieving goals can be so difficult and mentally misleading.
  • What exciting goal setting exercise you can utilize for this year.

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Dec 30, 2015
TMHS 136: Making Healthy Food Affordable For Everyone - With Gunnar Lovelace
41:07

One of the biggest arguments against adopting a healthier lifestyle is the additional expenses you have to undertake. When someone makes the leap to buying organic and natural foods and personal care items, when they get to the register and look down at their receipt, their jaw just might drop right onto the conveyor belt.

I've been there... a time or 72...

When I first made the decision to change the way I was eating, my grocery bill effectively doubled. I justified it for years saying that it will pay me back in dividends with my health. And in many ways it did. But that doesn't mean that there isn't a better way (with an easier onramp) to make switching to a healthier lifestyle much for fun and less stressful for those who are motivated to do so.

I know that many of us are the exception and we'll invest the extra money to get things we feel are much healthier. For most people, however, it just isn't worth the extra expense when you're just trying to get buy, let alone thrive in our world today.

Well, Gunnar Lovelace set out to do something about this. After battling with the reality that healthy foods and personal care products are at a premium, while more cost intensive toxic "commercial" products are cheaper, he decided that enough was enough.

Gunnar co-founded Thrive Market and helped to grow an amazing team who are revolutionizing the way that we purchase healthy products for ourselves and our families. I'm flat-out blown away by the difference Thrive Market is making. Today's episode will tell you exactly how they are able to do everything that they do, and get YOU the healthy foods and products that you and your family deserve.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What drove Gunnar Lovelace to find a way to make healthy food affordable for everyone.
  • How Thrive Market is able to sell organic, natural, non-GMO food and personal care products for upwards of 50% less than natural food markets like Whole Foods.
  • Why Thrive Market gives away a free membership along with every paid membership (this is powerful!).
  • Why healthier foods cost so much and how companies like fast food restaurants are able to sell unhealthy food so cheap.
  • What huge brands like Coca Cola and McDonald's are doing to get in on the healthy food action (should we trust them?).
  • Why keeping secrets in today's market is a losing game.
  • What healthy food and personal care items I buy for my family at Thrive Market.
  • Why Thrive Market chooses to provide the top in each category rather than 20 brands of the same thing.
  • Why Gunnar put such a huge emphasis on making Thrive Market a company that overdelivers on giving.
  • How Thrive Market has been structured to be able to give so much to those in need.
  • Why in today's world you can't afford NOT to eat healthy.
  • How Thrive Market's business model could be a catalyst for change in countries all over the world.

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Dec 23, 2015
TMHS 135: How To Have More Fitness, Health, And Love In Your Relationship - With Darren And Danielle Natoni
01:04:17

The most influential factor on your health and success in life is the health of your relationships.

Nothing can influence your mindset, motivation, decisions, and destination more than the people you travel through life with.

When you are with the right person, in the right situation, being healthy, fit, and happy can seem almost effortless. Sure, everyone has their challenges, but when two people come together with a common goal and real understanding, nothing can stand in the way of their power.

No matter where you are in your relationship right now (or if you're currently looking for the right relationship), I guarantee that you'll glean some powerful lessons from this episode that will last you a lifetime.

Darren and Danielle Natoni are two incredible people individually, but when they come together, they are truly a force to be reckoned with.

They are on a mission to teach and inspire other people to tap into their true fitness and health potential, and they are leading by example.

Remember, no one is more influential than the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with. If you want to have an exceptional relationship, then you have to make it a study. It's not about perfection, it's about the process and wanting to grow and be better. It starts with learning from great examples. So, let the show begin!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What inspired Darren and Danielle to go from a sole focus on fitness to focusing on smart nutrition as well.
  • How having parents who exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle can to impact their kids.
  • How Darren went from a soccer player, to a DJ, to a federal agent, to a top health & fitness spokesperson (pretty incredible to say the least!)
  • The amazing story of how fitness (and Insanity) brought these two together.
  • How to hold your significant other accountable with their health and fitness (without getting on their nerves).
  • Why Danielle says that everything is a discussion when it comes to building a health relationship.
  • Why accepting the other person in a relationship as they are is so important to long-term happiness.
  • How to instantly lessen the irritation from things your partner does that annoys you.
  • What tips you can use to help you and your loved one stay motivated in your workouts.
  • Why proactively getting outside your comfort zone is so critical to success.
  • How to stay consistent in your fitness & nutrition even when you're extremely busy.
  • How Darren was able to maintain a great level of fitness even when he couldn't workout normally due to injury (great lesson here!)
  • The secret thing Danielle does to show up as a better wife and a better mom.

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Dec 16, 2015
TMHS 134: How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain FOREVER
45:38

Is it possible to eat amazing food, enjoy time with friends and family, and not pack on the pounds this holiday season?

That's what today's episode is all about! Not only is it possible, but it's highly probable once you put these tools and insights into place. You'll be able to avoid holiday weight gain this year and every year after with a few simple shifts in how you do things.

During the show we're covering the top 5 causes of holiday weight gain and how to see them coming from a mile away. A lot of healthy holiday tips forget the fact that it is the holiday and a time to relax and have some fun. So, instead of taking the fun out of the holiday, you can use these tips to enjoy yourself without seeing any depressing news on the scale afterward.

And be sure to follow this up with the value-packed holiday episode we did below in the resources (marked in red). Happy Holidays!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What surprising function your kidneys are responsible for.
  • The 5 biggest causes of holiday weight gain
  • How peer pressure relates to our food choices.
  • A great way to let your family know you've changed the way you're eating (without offending them).
  • Why it's important to understand your own psychology during the holiday season.
  • How stress impacts holiday weight gain.
  • Why producing cortisol is an evolutionary advantage.
  • What type of foods can give you an instant shot of serotonin.
  • Why sticking to your normal daily routine is important during the holiday.
  • How exercise can be especially helpful during the holidays.
  • Smart holiday exercise tips you can implement right away.
  • What reason rapper Ice Cube would give for holiday weight gain.
  • The #1 nutrition tip for the ho