The Model Health Show

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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

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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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 holiday season! (Make sure you do THIS!)
  • How poor sleep during the holiday leads to falling off the wagon.
  • Why there's a weird evolutionary pull to go gift "hunting" during the holiday season.
  • What cool, energizing family traditions you can create with your loved ones.
  • An easy, doable tip to help you avoid grabbing every holiday treat you see.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm CST

Ben Greenfield walks his talk. He's one of the top health and fitness experts in the world because he's experimented with thousands of things firsthand and monitored the results that he got with his body. What works is shared ravenously; what doesn't is discarded. Pretty simple formula, but you've got to have some serious kahunas to do it.

I'm truly excited to have Ben on because he has a wealth of knowledge in so many different areas of health. Today you're going to learn some effective (yet little known) strategies for fat loss, surprising facts about building muscle, and even the real reason why Ben partakes in heart-pumping endurance events like triathlons and Spartan races (and it's not about fitness).

If you have any questions or comments from the interview, please feel free to share them in the comments section below. Enjoy the show!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Ben Greenfield became one of the top health and fitness experts in the world.
  • Why lots of personal experimentation is a huge leverage point in uncovering the best health practices (minus the explosive diarrhea).
  • Ben's #1 tip for becoming successful in a career in health and wellness.
  • The real reason that Ben competes in endurance events like triathlons and Spartan Races (this may surprise you!).
  • How Ben and I differ on our motivations to exercise.
  • What form of training Ben recommends for the greatest muscle growth.
  • The benefits of doing low repetition multi-joint exercises.
  • The surprising way that you can build or maintain muscle (no equipment necessary!).
  • What heat shock proteins are and how they relate to muscle maintenance.
  • What different types of saunas you can use.
  • Why a heavy carb intake is not necessary to build lots of muscle (this is really groundbreaking!).
  • How a ridiculously high carbohydrate diet can still keep some of your biomarkers healthy.
  • What a day of eating would look like to build muscle on a lower-carb diet.
  • How you can actually eliminate more fat cells.
  • How you can use cryotherapy to increase fat loss.
  • What little known supplements (if used in the right way) can effectively aid in fat loss.

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Good health begins and ends with our digestion. It’s never really been “you are what you eat.” It’s really you are what you assimilate, and the health of your digestive tract plays a huge role in this.

Today we have on Dr. Jillian Teta to take us on an epic tour of the digestive system. You’re going to learn about this amazing internal world that’s operating within you right now as we speak. You’re going to find out some of the common problems that take can place in the gut, some of the bigger issues that result from poor digestive health (like autoimmune diseases), plus how you can start turning it around today.

This might be one of our most valuable episodes to date because, well, everybody eats! We’re covering lots of incredible stuff, so click play, enjoy, and (most importantly) put what you learn into action for yourself.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How your gut sends information to your brain (and influences your decisions).
  • What inspired Dr. Jillian Teta to begin studying digestion and digestive dysfunctions.
  • How our food gets mechanically and  biochemically broken down.
  • Why digestion starts with a thought in the brain.
  • Why chewing our food matters far more than we realize.
  • How big your stomach actually is.
  • Why the pH of your gut is so important.
  • What roles your stomach acid plays (and why it’s actually a part of your immune system).
  • The big mistake people make when trying to treat acid reflux.
  • Why the small intestine plays a huge role in your health overall.
  • What causes your immune system to lose tolerization to your human cells (and results in an autoimmune diseases).
  • Why food sensitivities can be an early warning sign of autoimmune issues.
  • How molecular mimicry relates to autoimmunity.
  • What food compound has the highest chance of contributing to autoimmune problems.
  • Why you don’t want to put too much stock in basic food sensitivity tests.
  • Why diversity in your microbiome is so critical to your health.
  • What foods can help improve your gut health and health overall.
  • The surprising foods that can be damaging your gut health.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm CST

This is my story. There was a time when I didn’t think that my story mattered. There was a time when I didn’t think that I mattered… Today I’m sharing the story of how I was able to breakthrough mind, body, and spirit, and how you can too.

Many things that I’m sharing in this episode I haven’t shared publicly before. It wasn’t the easiest thing to talk about at some points, but if anyone can glean some wisdom or insight from it then I’d do it all over again 100 times.

I ask that you share this episode with someone you care about who may be in a place of struggle. Whether it’s with their health, their relationship, their finances, or anything else, I truly feel that this will be a much needed gift to help them see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Enjoy, take care, and talk soon.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your genetic expression is heavily influenced by your lifestyle.
  • How my diet choices were deeply ingrained at a young age.
  • Why young kids are in a kind of hypnotic trance.
  • What caused me to break my hip when I was 15 years old.
  • What disease diagnosis nearly destroyed my life.
  • Why food matters far more than conventional medicine admits.
  • What my lifestyle was like after my diagnosis (it wasn’t pretty!)
  • The conventional medical treatments I used.
  • Why hitting rockbottom was a great thing for me.
  • What my biggest catalyst for changing my health was.
  • What my initial nutrition changes were and how they impacted my health.
  • How stem cells played a huge role in my recovery.
  • What the different types of stem cells are and how they work.
  • What special things need to be present for stem cells to function.
  • A powerful correspondence I had with a friend who was dealing with a challenging health issue.
  • Why movement is so critical to healing.
  • The surprising impact that getting healthier had on my relationships.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm CST

Mike Dolce is a game-changer.

He has helped athletes go from good to great for years, but what he’s doing to the face of sports performance is legendary.

We all know that our society looks to athletes as a hallmark of what health and fitness should look like. The problem is that for decades top athletes have allowed their likeness to be slapped onto sports drinks, energy bars, breakfast cereals and other processed junk that is clinically proven to cause things like blood sugar disorders, gut dysbiosis, allergies, mineral deficiencies, and even obesity.

The athletes we admire as a society often train for hours a day, yet the foods they recommend are mostly consumed by people with a sedentary lifestyle and, even worse, young children.

Mike has ushered in a brand new approach to fitness and nutrition that’s based on earth-grown nutrients and real food. His athletes dominate their sport and also dominate the headlines (maybe you’ve heard of Rowdy Ronda Rousey?), which is making the rest of the world take note in a major way and making The Dolce Diet become a household name.

Mike’s approach and passion are helping us to move out of the junk food and supplement dark ages and into the golden age of real food and true longevity. Find out what Mike’s tried-and-true approach to nutrition and exercise is, and the incredible story of how this legendary trainer got his start in the first place.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What unique achievements Mike Dolce brings to MMA and why his mission is far bigger than the world of athletics.
  • The incredible story of what inspired Mike to get into health and fitness in the first place.
  • What Mike’s foundational approach to nutrition is.
  • What category of food is extremely difficult to overeat.
  • Whether or not counting calories is vital to your success.
  • How food manufacturer’s have been able to override our body’s natural satiety mechanism and make us eat more (this is crazy!)
  • Why The Dolce Diet puts such a large focus on longevity.
  • Why Mike cuts weight right alongside his athlete’s (this puts him in a league of his own!)
  • What the Mike Dolce Breakfast Bowl is and why it’s so popular.
  • Why being warm and friendly is a conscious part of Mike’s health practice.
  • What specific benchmarks everyone should strive to achieve in their exercise.
  • Why Mike does “progressive overload” and how it can work to improve your performance.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am CST

It’s not often that you meet someone like Steph Gaudreau.

After leaving a comfy job teaching high school science to pursue her passions in health and fitness, she’s one of the rare individuals who set out to reinvent themselves after you’d think that it was too late.

That’s the big issue. It’s the thinking involved that hinders so many of us. Steph didn’t make the leap without having fear. She didn’t take a huge risk knowing exactly what was going to happen. Fear was there, uncertainty was there, but she made the decision to do it anyway.

All of the changes in our lives start with a decision. It’s up to us to take control of our thinking and make the necessary adjustments we want to see in our lives. Whether it’s in our health, career, relationships, or anything else, it’s within our power to make the shifts necessary. And one of the interesting things Steph believes is that getting physically strong will make you mentally strong as well. Today you’re going to learn exactly what she means by that plus a whole lot more.

Steph runs several powerhouse health and fitness platforms. She created the ridiculously popular website StupidEasyPaleo.com where she shares recipes and other health-related info, she’s a bestselling author, and she also runs the the chart-topping podcast Harder to Kill Radio.

Today you’re going to hear about Steph’s story and how she made the transition from the conventional classroom to teaching online (and all over the world). You’re also going to learn some of the key insights that has enabled Steph to be so successful in helping other people, as well what her person fitness regimen looks like so you can see what keeps her fit, strong, and huge inspiration to others.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What drove Steph Gaudreau to leave her 10+ year job as a science teacher to start a solo career promoting health and fitness.
  • How certain body types lend themselves towards better performance in certain sports.
  • Why Steph no longer obsesses about the way her body looks (this is powerful!)
  • How doing what you love will help to change your inner dialogue/inner critic.
  • Why your body’s form will follow the function that’s required of it.
  • Why the exercise that you do transfers over into other areas of your life.
  • How your personality gains strength through lifting weights.
  • What crazy good numbers Steph has achieved on her favorite power lifts.
  • Why deadlifting is important for reversing and preventing back problems.
  • How Steph’s exercise program has changed over time and what it looks like today.
  • Why being “harder to kill” is a compelling drive to get healthier.
  • Why food is a “gateway” to a healthier overall lifestyle.

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How do you define greatness?

Is it the achievements you rack up? Is it the obstacles you overcome? Is it the amount of lives you impact? Is it the accolades and recognition your receive? Or is it something totally different?

My guest today knows a thing or two about greatness. He’s interviewed hundreds of the most successful people on the planet in their respective fields. He’s been able to metabolize those teachings, add pieces of it to his life, and to share some of the most incredible insights with the rest of the world.

One thing I know he’d tell you is that greatness isn’t just about the things you achieve, it’s about who you become in the process.

My guest is Lewis Howes, the creator of The School of Greatness. He’s taken this top rated podcast and turned it into a cultural phenomenon, including a bestselling book with the same name.

Lewis is here today to share his inspiring story and to teach you what it takes to live a life of greatness. This could mean that you do some of the most grandiose things imaginable, but it truly means that you start living life on your terms.

Whether it’s your health, relationships, career, or anything else. Find out how to start living a life of greatness starting now!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Lewis went from being a professional athlete to becoming one of the top entrepreneurs in the country.
  • Why Lewis lost his identity and what he did to overcome his greatest defeat.
  • The importance of mentors in achieving greater success.
  • Why willingness is an important attribute that most people look past.
  • Why going backwards is challenging once you’ve had a taste of something great.
  • How Lewis became a great connecter of people.
  • Why the work that you do has a huge impact on your health and well-being.
  • How Lewis was able to revive his dream of being a world champion and represent his country in international competition.
  • How a difficult heartbreak led to Lewis creating one of the biggest podcasts in the world.
  • What The School of Greatness really is and why it’s so impactful.
  • What the 8 Principles of Greatness are.
  • Why greatness starts with a vision (this is critical).
  • How our negative story can control our life (and how to break out of it!)

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm CST

When we think about fat burning... we think about heat; we think about sweat; we think about going all out. Sure, those things synonymous with burning fat work, but what if there was another way?

I was absolutely floored when I dug into the research regarding the benefits of cold thermogenesis. Not only is cold a powerful catalyst for burning fat, but the clinically proven impact on hormone function, accelerated recovery, and anti-aging effects should be something that all of us are interested in.

This powerhouse episode details what I've learned in my research and personal experimentation over the last year. You're going to learn how, in a strange way, our genes respond favorably to temporary cold exposure. You're also going to learn how to take advantage of this in the least challenging, most beneficial ways. Check it out and make sure to share your thoughts and insights in the comments below. Are you hot for being cold? Click play, listen in, and let me know!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What "net carbs" mean and what fiber really is.
  • How contrast showers generate more "nerve force".
  • How a Tony Robbins event sparked my interest in learning more about cryotherapy.
  • What special type of fat can actually burn body fat.
  • Where this special fat-burning fat is found on your body.
  • The 3 ways you can increase your body's good fat to burn more bad fat.
  • What the health benefits of contrast showers are.
  • Why using cold showers to decrease libido is a myth (in fact, it might do the opposite!)
  • How whole body cryotherapy works.
  • How someone is able to eat 12,000 calories a day and still be shredded.
  • The surprising impact that cold thermogenesis has on inflammation.
  • How cryotherapy reduces pain and speeds recovery.
  • Why your body produces more powerful antioxidants than any food you can find.
  • The shocking impact that cryotherapy has on your hormones.

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Our relationships have the greatest impact on our quality of life. And learning how to build and cultivate great relationships is more important than ever today.

We now live in the most distracted society in human history. So much going on, non-stop information coming at us, and always something to do. Creating great relationships isn't a given today, it's a skill you need to work on. That's why this episode is so important.

Today you're going to learn some powerful insights about connecting with the most important people in your life. And if you have kids (or plan on having kids) you're in for a real treat.

Larry Hagner is a bestselling author and founder of The Good Dad Project. He's here today to share some of his best insights for connecting with the people who matter most to you. I guarantee you that some of these tips will impact your life forever. They really are that valuable!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What two major benefits being a parent brings that are often overlooked.
  • Why ADHD has become a greater issue in our culture.
  • How Larry's childhood gave him a huge firsthand experience of the importance of a father.
  • How being a better parent leads to being a better person.
  • Why we tend to attract the same type of people in our lives.
  • What drove Larry to create The Good Dad Project.
  • Why guys tend to repress their concerns and struggles.
  • Why it would be ridiculously valuable for women to know what's going on inside a man's mind.
  • The #1 thing every father wishes they had more of.
  • Why we need to "prep" before seeing our family after our work day.
  • What tips you can use to change your state so that you be your best with your kids.
  • How to instantly create more connection with your spouse or significant other.
  • Why it's so valuable to have one-on-one time with your children.
  • What incredible tips you can use to create memorable experiences for your kids.

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What sets people who are achieving phenomenal results apart from those achieving average results is usually not skill or talent. People who achieve phenomenal results tend to simply do things differently from those who don't.

It may be in how they sequence things (maybe they eat high-carb foods after working out instead of before working out for example: hint, hint), it may be how they compile information to use or teach, it may be how they work with other people, it may be the habits they have.

One of the greatest habits I've seen in talking with some of the most successful people in the world in their respective fields is that they are proactive about being in mastermind groups.

What is a mastermind group, and why are they so valuable to high achievers?

Well, the answer isn't as cut and dry as it may seem. That's why I brought on one of the most successful people I know to talk about mastermind groups, how they work on the inside, and how to get the most from them.

Once you find out these insights, you can be able to find or form mastermind groups of your own to 10X the results in pretty much any area of your life. Health, relationships, parenting, business, you name it. Instead of trying to always figure things out on your own, being a part of a mastermind gives you access to resources that you simply can't get anywhere else. Let's go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why being of service and contribution is so intimately tied to your overall success.
  • What huge benefit things like listening to podcasts and going to events really hold.
  • Where the word mastermind comes from and what it actually means.
  • What a mastermind group does when they come together (this is powerful!).
  • How often mastermind groups need to meet.
  • Why transparency is so important within a mastermind.
  • Whether or not people in your mastermind should be in the same field.
  • Examples of different types of masterminds you can create.
  • What you can do to find or create your own mastermind group.
  • Why it's important to have structured criteria or a "constitution" for members of your mastermind group.
  • What incredible free tools you can use to meet up and work with your mastermind group.
  • Critical tips to help you get the most out of your mastermind sessions.

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How To Discover Your Purpose And LIVE IT! - The Model Health Show
Interview with Pat Flynn - The Model Health Show
Pencils of Promise
Meetup.com
Smart Passive Income Website
AskPat.com
* SPI Podcast with Pat Flynn (Apple Podcasts / Stitcher)

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Sometimes I wonder how things that are so simple can be so powerful (and yet so overlooked). When we talk about fasting, we are talking about something that's deeply connected to the highest expression of our genes.

Fasting, itself, is an epigenetic trigger that "turns on" certain programs inciting your DNA to print out better copies of you. To put it simply, fasting can make you sexier, well... fast.

You're about to go on a life-changing ride and discover how fasting impacts your brain function, metabolism, aging process, and more. And I guarantee you'll be compelled to make some changes in your life to at least get a slice of what the health benefits of fasting can deliver.

There are many different types of fasts, but you can actually get most of the benefits while still being able to eat everyday if you utilize one of the strategies I'm going to share with you.

The benefits of fasting are clinically proven in study after study, and they're just too good to pass up. Time to learn the facts, dispel the myths, and utilize a plan to keep you healthy for many years to come!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What fasting actually means.
  • 7 different types of fasts you can do.
  • What a micronutrient fast is.
  • 8 incredible health benefits of fasting.
  • How fasting is related to fat loss.
  • What hormones are influenced by fasting.
  • How fasting dramatically impacts your brain health.
  • Why fasting could be one of the greatest anti-aging secrets in the world.
  • How human lifespans are actually shorter when compared to other animals.
  • Why fasting is an evolutionary benefit.
  • The surprising way that fasting impacts cancer.
  • How fasting influences your body's ability to handle carbohydrates.
  • Why fasting can be helpful for improving digestion.
  • Why personal development has a deep connection to fasting.
  • How fasting affects emotional well-being (this is shocking!)
  • How fasting affects inflammation and healing.

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Fat Loss Herbs That Really Work - The Model Health Show
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Interview with Sheleana Aiyana - The Model Health Show
Day In The Life Of Shawn - The Model Health Show
Interview with Jonathan Bailor - The Model Health Show
Interview with Ty Bollinger - The Model Health Show

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Today we are dealing with a major deficiency in our culture.

Sure we’re dealing with an epidemic of nutritional deficiencies… but there is an even bigger deficiency I’m talking about.

It’s a deficiency in knowing our purpose.

Statistically, people who know who they are and live with a sense of purpose outlive everyone else in the population.

Not only that, they experience far fewer chronic illnesses, far less memory loss, and more happiness in life overall.

It kind of makes sense when you think about it. Your mind and body really work on a “use it or lose it basis”. And if you are not inspired to use your body and mental faculties each day, why on earth would they be compelled to stick around?

Your purpose is literally tied to your lifeline. And today is the day to get fully connected with who you are, why you’re here, and what you’re all about.

Today’s show is loaded with insights to help you reveal what Paulo Coelho would call your own “personal legend”.

There’s actually a formula for uncovering your life’s purpose. It’s incredibly simple, but it’s only applicable if you’re ready for it.

So, if you’re ready, click play, listen with your heart, and take action on the exercises. Let’s go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you actually get to choose what your brain is made of.
  • How a sense of purpose impacts aging and development.
  • How purpose means different things to different people.
  • Why having lots of choices can become debilitating.
  • What the formula for finding your purpose is.
  • Why failure can be a huge launching pad to uncovering your purpose.
  • What important questions to ask yourself in order to flesh out your purpose.
  • How passion really ties into finding your purpose (and it’s not what you think!)
  • Why making a decision to live your purpose is often the hardest thing to do.
  • What the word decision really means and how to build your decision-making muscles.
  • Important caveats about living your purpose that involves other people (you won’t be happy without this!)
  • Why it’s CRITICAL to understand your own personal nature.

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Natural Treatments For Asthma - The Model Health Show
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
4 Steps to Fast Track Your Results
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What do you want - Ryan Gosling
Eric Thomas Interview - The Model Health Show

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This conversation with biomechanist and award-winning writer Katy Bowman instantly changed my life.

Because I’m a very analytical person, sometimes I like to know the WHY before I jump head over heels into something.

Katy broke down exactly why movement matters so much, and how myself and many others are fooling ourselves when it comes to living an active lifestyle.

Even though I’ve been exercising for many years, and I even appeared to be fit on the outside, I was actually in the growing number of people who are classified as “actively sedentary”.

This was a serious gut check for me.

According to the research, even though exercise is awesome and incredibly good for us, it’s not tapping into our best genetic expression by a long shot.

You see, even if you work out for an hour a day, you are still only four percent more active than someone who doesn’t exercise at all! That four percent absolutely makes a difference, but when it boils down to it, one hour of activity doesn’t hold a candle to what we do the other 23 hours of the day.

I’ve made many strides over the years to combat this disparagement. Standing desk, periodic breaks for mobility work, and even the occasional walk in the middle of the work day. I knew these things made me feel better, but I also knew I would forgo them on a consistent basis because I was trying to get my work done first.

After listening to this episode again, I immediately took a nice walk. But this walk was different from any walk I’ve ever been on.

I was paying attention to things I had never noticed before. I had a real awareness of how valuable that walk was, and the small things I was doing during it that made the experience for my body even better.

What you’re about to learn from Katy today will likely change your life in an empowering way forever. These insights and tips will help you to realize some of the problems that have been hiding in plain sight, and give you the tools to break through them once and for all!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why consume conventional animal foods can create inflammation.
  • What a biomechanics are and how they impact to your life.
  • Why exercise and movement are not really the same thing.
  • How your environment shapes your body.
  • What nutritious movement is.
  • Why walking is equivalent to a macronutrient.
  • How your body actually adapts to things you put on your body (it’s shocking how much shoes can change you!)
  • Why just like “junk food” there is also “junk moving”.
  • What it means to be actively sedentary.
  • What cellular loads are (this is important!)
  • How killer whales in captivity can demonstrate the way our environment dictates our cellular expression.
  • How underwear can inhibit the natural function of your organs and tissues.
  • Why constantly self-regulating the temperature in your environment can prevent important muscles from developing.
  • What you can do to move your DNA and add more nutritious movement to your day.

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Food matters.

Eating food is one of the most intimate things that we’ll ever experience in life. You are literally taking something from outside of yourself and deciding (consciously or unconsciously) to make it a part of you.

If we’re asleep to the real power of food, we won’t realize that every-single-thing we eat is changing every-single-cell in our bodies. Your genes, your DNA, your upwards of 100 trillion cells, are all in action to convert that chosen food into more you.

Now, here’s the real kicker of the situation…

You get to CHOOSE what you’re made out of. You can make yourself out of the most vitalizing, storied, health-giving foods in the world - or you can make yourself out of Honey Buns, Fruit Loops, Cheetos, and Skittles.

Grass-fed steak, bananas, or bagels… the choice is always up to you.

Now, that can be incredibly empowering, or incredibly scary depending on where your mindset is at.

Navigating this world of food today takes a special kind of awareness and heart. That's why we brought on our special guest today, because he’s all heart, he developed awareness through experience, and he can make you a meal that will bring tears to your eyes (like that single tear rolling down your cheek seen only in a movie scene).

Our guest today is New York Times bestselling author George Bryant (also known as the man behind Civilized Caveman Cooking). Today is going to be a real treat because the Civilized Caveman himself is here to share his story and his secrets with you.

We’re going to talk about our crucial relationship with food, overcoming eating disorders, deeply impacting the lives of others, recipes that will change your life, plus a whole lot more.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How you can be a master in the kitchen in a lot less time than you think.
  • Why a “degree” is not the solution to helping people.
  • Why the food you make yourself and your family matters more than anything.
  • What a triggering event means in relationship to eating disorders.
  • What some of the symptoms of bulimia really are.
  • How George was able to finally overcome bulimia (this is a powerful story!)
  • Why authenticity, congruency, and vulnerability are essential to long-term success.
  • How to make S.M.A.R.T. commitments to yourself and others.
  • Why it’s important to speak up in order to gain support in our lives.
  • How our relationship with food shapes our life.
  • Why an obsession with eating healthy can also be problematic.
  • How our perception of food creates our experience of eating.
  • What some of the Civilized Caveman’s favorite recipes are (you don’t want to miss this!)

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The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson
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The Paleo Kitchen by George Bryant and Juli Bauer
George Bryant on Instagram

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Are you really living up to your potential?

Do you have goals, passions, and aspirations that are slowly dying because you are not taking action on them?

No matter where you are in your life right now, things can and will be improved if you have the audacity to take a new action.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’re getting.”

It’s a simple principle about life that if you want something new, then it requires a new action. Break the old pattern, and you can instantly see change.

Now, it’s not just the action that gets you there… The action is actually an end result of something far more powerful. The action comes from who you are - the mindset you carry, and who you believe yourself to be.

This is my distinguished guest’s specialty… Helping you to get inside and change the beliefs you carry about yourself. Helping you to identify where you’ve been holding back… where you’ve been feeding yourself a disempowering story… and how to change it.

Today we are honored to have on Eric Thomas, Phd - better known to his fans all over the world as ET!

Not only is he a critically acclaimed author and internationally renowned speaker, but he’s also one of the most sought after voices of positive empowerment online. So much so that his time is regularly requested by huge brands like the NFL ,the NBA, and AT&T because he is truly such a difference maker.

I can’t even begin to tell you how powerful this episode is…

If you are ever in need of a breakthrough, simply click play on this episode and Eric will help you get there.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Eric went from being homeless to impacting the lives of millions.
  • What it means to “fail forward”.
  • Why up-leveling our environment and the people in our lives is entirely up to us.
  • What you can use to start changing your mindset and get clear on your vision.
  • Why every - single - step is important in getting you to your goal.
  • Why a consistent routine is crucial for success.
  • How to get more rejuvenative sleep in less time each night.
  • How to create real consistency in your life.
  • Why self-honesty is important for your growth.
  • What Eric does to maintain his power and energy (many of these things will sounds strangely familiar!)
  • How your story controls your life (and how you can change it!)

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Interview with Bob Proctor - The Model Health Show
ET on YouTube
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It’s a big mistake to believe that exercise is all about looking good.

Sure a flat stomach or 6-pack abs can be a nice side effect, but the biological necessity for exercise goes far beyond appearance.

Our genes literally expect us to exercise.

It’s written into our genetic code that movement and exercise is required for basic and enhanced functions to happen.

Exercise is a direct channel to “turning on” higher order functions of your brain and body. We can literally increase our mental energy, prevent disease, and lengthen our lifespan by reaping the benefits of exercise.

Today you’re going to discover how all of this works and so much more. Just click play, take good notes, and (most importantly) go and get some exercise when it’s over!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why people who exercise have been found to be more productive.
  • How the symptoms of depression can be reversed through exercise.
  • Why exercise is so critical to detoxification.
  • How exercise can literally increase your lifespan.
  • What makes exercise so effective at stress relief.
  • The surprising impact that exercise has on confidence and body image.
  • How exercise improves your memory.
  • The incredible impact exercise in schools has on behavior problems.
  • Why eating healthier becomes easier when you exercise.
  • How exercise can protect your brain from neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s.
  • What exercise can do to protect you from infections and diseases.
  • How exercise impacts your sexual health.
  • What exercise does to increase your endurance.

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Interview with Drew Manning - The Model Health Show
15 Ways to do HIIT for Fat Loss - The Model Health Show
Wendy Suzuki - TEDx - Exercise and the Brain

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For a lot of us, nothing says love like some delicious milk and cookies.

Or maybe it’s ice cream that you just can’t do without? Or hard cheeses? Or yogurt? Or maybe you get really sexy and dip your food into fondue?

Whatever it may be that pulls on those heart strings for you, one thing is for certain: Dairy has a huge emotional connection with people in our world today.

This, my health seeking friend, is at the very center of the situation…

When it comes to dairy, a lot of people may be aware of the ill effects, but if you try to take it away they’ll cling on to that Ben & Jerry’s container like it’s the bonafide love of their life.

They’ll say, “I’ll follow your fancy nutrition advice Mr. Health Guy, but I’m not giving up my dairy!”

First of all, I’m not the guy that’s interested in taking things away from people. But if it’s causing you health problems like diabetes, high body fat, and allergies (you’re about to learn about all of that stuff in a minute) then maybe you might want to leave it alone for a while.

As I step back so that I don’t get stabbed with an ice cream scooper… I’m here to share why, in fact, dairy is so addictive and at the same time so harmful for most people.

Today we’re going to breakdown some long-believed myths about dairy in a way that’s going to blow your mind (and possibly stop you from blowing up bathrooms if you are lactose intolerant).

In all seriousness, what you’re about to learn today will be life-changing for you and the people you care about. It’s not that dairy is inherently “bad”, it’s just the way that it’s being produced and consumed today that can cause good people a lot of problems.

Enjoy the powerhouse content, but also stay tuned until the end to hear what alternatives to go with (dairy and dairy-free) that actually taste amazing. This is your body and your health, so take action to make it as great as possible!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What enzymes are and what happens to them when they’re cooked.
  • The shocking number of illnesses that pasteurized dairy as been associated with.
  • What milk actually is (this is important!)
  • How important colostrum is to human health.
  • When humans first began domesticating animals for milk.
  • Why the milk our ancestors consumed is not remotely close to the milk we consume today.
  • What pasteurization is and how it was invented.
  • Why homogenization is used in commercial milk.
  • How selective breeding dramatically changed the quality of conventional dairy products.
  • The difference between A1 cows and A2 cows (critical to know!)
  • Which animals are typically utilized for milk around the world (this will surprise you!)
  • How neurological illnesses like schizophrenia are heavily linked to a certain type of dairy.
  • Why food is not really just food.
  • Why the dangers of dairy from sick animals can potentially be worse than the meat from sick animals.
  • How many people lose the ability to digest milk sugar as we age.
  • Why cheese is highly addictive (scientifically proven!)
  • How recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) impacts the health of cows.
  • How a bovine cancer epidemic lead to a huge recall on beef.
  • What abnormal foods and drugs are given to conventional dairy cows.
  • The shocking way that cow’s milk impacts type 1 diabetes.
  • How molecular mimicry and autoimmune conditions can be caused by dairy.
  • Why calcium and dairy do NOT necessarily create strong bones.
  • Why raw milk might be better for those with asthma and allergies.
  • How consumption of milk can lead to accelerated weight gain.
  • Why dairy is actually a higher carbohydrate food.
  • What smart alternatives you can utilize instead of conventional dairy foods.

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7 Tips To Have The Best Skin Ever - The Model Health Show
15 Ways To Add More Superfoods - The Model Health Show
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“Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, but your wife, wow!”

These words from President Barack Obama couldn't describe my experience any more perfectly.

I've had the honor of helping to uplift and empower countless people, but when anyone gets a chance to meet my wife, they realize where all of the really good stuff is coming from.

This woman is phenomenal. She's literally a breath of fresh air whenever you walk into a room that she's in. She's gorgeous, silly, loving and beyond intelligent. I seriously think I get smarter just by some weird osmosis from being around her.

Now, let's be clear. She will tell you that she didn't get this way overnight. Sure many of these qualities were innately within her, but it was through self-work, introspection, making mistakes, and self-care that she was able to become the woman she is today.

The self-work came from hitting the floor in so many situations in her life that she had to choose to raise her standards or stay glued firmly to the ground. The introspection was the hard work to look within and to see where her fears were at play, and the excuses that she had leaned on to justify not reaching her potential. Making mistakes came naturally as you employ the trial and success method to figure out what works for you as a unique individual with unique circumstances. The self-care is what enabled her to feel good, strong, beautiful, and capable of gracefully handling all of challenges that life throws your way.

And all of this is a small piece of her story, but today you're going to learn far more and be able to glean some life-changing insights from her example.

There is a balancing force within the universe that resides within all women.

When a woman feels beautiful, appreciated, and strong within herself, unbounded miracles begin to happen around her.

Diane Mariechild said, “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” As men, we have to help create the conditions for the women in our lives to thrive. Because truly, nothing can give us more strength than the support of a woman who owns her real power.

There are a lot of valuable insights here for all women and all men, all mom and all dads, and all people who want to do something exceptional in their lives. On top of that, we're sharing some tips our family uses to eat healthy with all of the busy stuff going on, so this episode is jam-packed with goodness.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How the American fast food culture can be an addictive shock for foreigners.
  • Why destiny can sometimes be found within the loving arms of a gym.
  • How a cancer scare became a catalyst for change in our family's lives.
  • What your body's "innate intelligence" has to do with healing.
  • What triggered the shift in my career from working in a gym to helping people with chronic illnesses.
  • Why doubt can sabotage the results in your healing.
  • The weird reason that Anne makes the bed each morning (it works though!).
  • What my wife's morning routine looks like.
  • How Anne is able to switch gears between family, wife, and work roles so efficiently.
  • What strategies Anne uses to feed the family healthy food with a busy lifestyle.
  • What "back up plans" we have to eat the best food possible in a pinch.

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Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
A Day In The Life Of Shawn - The Model Health Show
Family Fitness Ideas - The Model Health Show
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Mini Superfoods Recipe Book <== Get your free recipe book right here!

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Legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant said, "It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.” 

Great success is not a mere accident. Smart preparation is what tends to set incredible achievers apart from the rest of the pack. Having the audacity to create an intelligent plan can stack so many conditions in your favor that seems impossible to fail.

The trouble is, creating a plan and finding the right blueprint can be an arduous task if you haven’t been there before. If you haven’t seen what’s on the other side of the goal you’re chasing after, then mapping out the right steps to get there might be tricky. This is where a cornerman like Dr. Jeff Spencer steps in.

Dr. Spencer has had the opportunity to work along side and coach many of the greatest performers of our time. Olympic Champions and cultural icons alike, they have sought out his expertise to help them breakthrough and get to the next level.

It may have been breaking out of a slump, or it may have been creating a calculated plan of action. Regardless of what was needed, it’s well known on the champion’s playground that Dr. Jeff Spencer is the man to call.

I’m honored to share be able to share Dr. Spencer’s wisdom with you today. You are going to learn, without a doubt, that there is a specific blueprint (a Champion’s Blueprint!) that will help you to achieve all of your goals and reach your fullest potential. 

Benjamin Franklin stated simply that, “If you fail to prepare, then you are preparing to fail.” This is why what you’re about to learn today is so valuable. So, tune in, take good notes, and take full advantage!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Dr. Spencer came from extremely challenging conditions to being one of the most sought after coaches in the world.
  • How Dr. Spencer discovered a formula that anyone could use to replicate success.
  • Why some people do great in some areas of their life, but struggle in others.
  • What 8 specific steps that every prolific performer goes through to achieve at their highest level.
  • Why The Champion’s Blueprint begins with legacy.
  • The critical keys people often miss when creating a vision of their ideal life.
  • What an emotive force is and how it relates to goal achievement.
  • Why simply having a positive mindset can be misleading.
  • How preparation can make our biggest challenges seem easy.
  • Why taking a smart inventory will help you to achieve your goals faster.
  • The difference between Human Nature and Champion Nature.
  • What happens when your greatest moments become your new normal.
  • Why your growth and improvement can create negative kickback from your family and friends.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Shawn Stevenson on Instagram
DrJeffSpencer.com
The Champion's Blueprint Workshop <== See when the next one is available right here!

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Life today can seem more competitive than ever. Whether it's in your relationships, work, or even your health, there are so many options to choose from - and so many people fighting for the same things.

So, how do you stand out? How do you stack the conditions in your favor to get what you really want?

The answers to these questions could mean the difference between having the life that you want and having a life that's a continuous struggle. Because of this I wanted to find someone who truly exemplifies breaking through and capitalizing on opportunities. Not only that, I wanted to find someone who's passionate about giving back and sharing what they know, and that's why I connected with former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Blake.

Jeff not only has a great story and wisdom to share in getting ahead, but he also has great wisdom to share as far as long-term health and wellness.

You may already realize that many professional athletes take a downward turn in their health after their playing days are done. This is what happened to Jeff as well, but he found a way to turn it around quickly. He's here to share his insights with you in all of these fields and more. So just click play on the audio above or the video below, listen in, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising path that Jeff Blake took in getting to the NFL.
  • How the environment we’re in deeply impacts our results in life.
  • Why cutting away the excuses from our story can lead to big breakthroughs.
  • How finding your unique niche can give you a huge competitive advantage.
  • Why who you know often matters more than what you know (this is true whether we like it or not… so utilize it with integrity!)
  • Why you need to stay ready for your opportunity when it presents itself.
  • How to outsmart fear and perform at a higher level.
  • What happens to a lot of athlete’s health after their playing days are over.
  • The shocking number of professional football players that end up with brain damage.
  • What secret health practices this former Pro Bowl quarterback uses to stay fit and healthy as he gets older.
  • What impacts our health even more powerfully than our genetics.
  • Why many professional athletes can be deficient in life skills.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Jackie Joyner-Kersee interview - The Model Health Show
I’m just here so I won’t get fined - NFL

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Some foods go above and beyond when it comes to nourishing the human body.

Thousands upon thousands of foods have some of the nutrients we need to sustain health, but many of the superfoods you’re about to learn about today come very close to having it all.

I have a deep affinity for many of these foods because they have helped to revolutionize my health. And I don’t say that lightly.

I’ve gained so much from utilizing these foods that it’s really hard to put to words. But the real game-changing insight for me was discovering, not just what superfoods to use, but how to actually get the most from them. That’s what today’s show is all about.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the #1 source of protein in the world is.
  • What nutrient can help you to create better blood.
  • The surprising compound that can trigger your body to produce more stem cells.
  • Why you’ll want to reconsider taking your supplements in capsule form.
  • What the colors in food actually indicate.
  • Which common spice has powerful anti-cancer effects.
  • How to increase the assimilation of the nutrients in your food.
  • Important information about eggs that you need to know about!
  • What superfood is clinically proven to help train your immune system.
  • How to make the most powerful, health-giving drink ever.
  • Some critical tea preparation tips that you need to know about.
  • What category of superfoods has a direct impact on improving your thyroid function and metabolism.
  • Why bananas are not even close to being a healthy source of potassium.
  • What superfood has 30 to 60 times more vitamin C than oranges.
  • What top antioxidant food also has powerful, positive hormone precursors.
  • Where to find the most useable source of protein for the human body.
  • Why your omega fatty acid ratios are so important.
  • What biological transmutation is and why it’s so important for health.
  • Why certain types of sugars are actually medicine (this is incredible!)
  • How the doctrine of signatures works as nature’s nutrition “instruction booklet”.
  • What unique food can help you to produce more human growth hormone.
  • Which high fat food is great for your brain and also your energy levels.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

* Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!

* Perfect Spirulina

* Perfect Cordyceps

* Shroom TECH Sport

* Water Masterclass - The Model Health Show

* TEDx - How Chocolate Can Save The World

* Superfood Mini-Recipe Book <—— Get the recipe book for free right here!

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Mahatma Ghandi's epic quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world," begins in your own home.

Our family, friends, and (most importantly) our children are mimicking and modeling us more than we know.

Science has proven that we are, in fact, a direct product of our environment. You can set up an environment that cultivates healthy automatically as a side effect. Or, on the flip side, you can unconsciously be setting up an environment that breeds low energy, obesity, and poor health if you're not careful.

Today's show is all about how to set things up in your life so that your family has the health, fitness, and vitality that they deserve. There are lots of fun ideas and insights here, so click play, enjoy, and put a few things into action!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we all need to get plenty of "nutritious movement".
  • The shocking amount of time that the average person spends sitting.
  • The functions that mirror neurons have in our brains.
  • What intuition really is.
  • Why most people workout despite having kids.
  • How parents end up compromising their health in order to facilitate their kid's activities.
  • 9 different family fitness ideas that you can easily add in to your lives.
  • How playground workouts can be fun for kids AND parents.
  • How to utilize your local gym as your kids get older.
  • What my 14-year old son has to say about growing up witnessing my focus on health.
  • How "coopertition" works to improve the connection with your family fitness habits.
  • 4 critical tips for involving your kids in family fitness.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
How Sitting Can Destroy Your Health - The Model Health Show
Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman
Shawn Stevenson on Instagram
The Good Dad Project Podcast (Apple Podcasts / Website) <-- Check out our new show here!
Interview with Chalene Johnson - The Model Health Show
Interview with Bob Proctor - The Model Health Show

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There is a lot more to health than just looking good.

As a health & fitness expert, it may be grounds for impeachment to say that, but sometimes the reality of things can get off track when we're bombarded with so many messages telling us otherwise.

A fit body does not necessarily mean a healthy liver, clean blood, optimal brain function, and a properly functioning gastrointestinal tract among other things. There are millions of seemingly "fit" people that are significantly unhealthy when you see them from the inside out.

I know because I was one of these people...

When I was 16-years old I had a 6-pack, huge pecs, and could run a 4.4 40-yard dash. I looked and even performed at a high level, but inside I was a ticking time-bomb waiting to go off.

If you know my story then you know that by the age of just 20 I was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal disease that eventually led to a 50 pound weight, depression, and severe pain that had me on highly toxic painkillers for almost two and a half years of my life.

There was a bright light at the end of the tunnel for me, but for many others who've been mislead by the health & fitness industry, they are still struggling to find their way.

Well, we are working to make a huge shift in this today! You're about to get access to someone who is making tremendous strides in uniting the worlds of fitness and real health together. He doesn't claim to be perfect, nor does he want to be, but he has a model that has really worked for him, and now he's working to share it with the world.

Our guest today is IFBB physique pro Steve Cook. He has found that real health is not just what you look like on the outside, and it's not just about the right nutrition and exercise either. It's about something far deeper and more important that you're going to learn today, and I think that you're going to be totally blown away!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why people can get lost in only caring about their physical appearance.
  • How health and fitness can be two totally separate things.
  • How bodybuilding competitions can distort your self-image when you're not preparing for a show.
  • Why you typically don't see many healthy, vibrant bodybuilders once they get older in age.
  • What inspired Steve to really look into the meaning of happiness (this is powerful!)
  • The very 1st thing you need to do when working to change your body.
  • What type of exercises are most important for making great physical changes.
  • How the amount of weight and reps you do can change your body in different ways.
  • Whether or not women should be concerned about putting on mass when lifting heavy weights.
  • What priority training is.
  • The only time you should never do cardio.
  • Why having a plan matters so much.
  • Powerful tips about squats that you need to know about.
  • Whether or not overtraining is something you should be concerned about.
  • We you might want to include supersets in your fitness training.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Shawn Stevenson on Instagram
Steve Cook on Instagram
Steve Cook on YouTube
Gretchen Rubin on The Model Health Show
The Only Time You Should Never Do Cardio
Drew Manning on The Model Health Show

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Your life is like a wheel.

There are so many different components that come together to create your own personal "circle of life" (cue the Lion King Music!).

These components are: Your health - your family and relationships - your career/work or mission - your finances - and your spiritual health and contribution.

Life is not complete without the growth and development in all of these areas. The problem is, we are usually very off balance in one or the other based on where we are in our life.

Your body might be banging, but your finances are in the toilet. You might have awesome relationships, but you're simultaneously struggling in your career. So, you see, your "circle of life" (your wheel) is usually pretty jagged and bumpy because of some parts being up and some parts being down... and this is what leads to a very bumpy ride in life.

The truth is, life will have it's ups and downs, but there can be a lot more smooth sailing if you're able to grow gracefully and consistently in all areas. The question really is: How do you do it? And today, I have the perfect person to show you exactly how it's done.

Many years ago I was sitting with my then girlfriend (now my wife... yep, I scored!) and we were watching this film that my amazing mother-in-law said we HAVE to watch...

I honestly wasn't very interested in watching it... I had so much going on with trying to figure out how to structure my client's programs and even how I was going to pay my rent.

We clicked play, and something unexpected happened.

A man named Bob Proctor came on the screen with this confidence, grace, and sense of knowing that I'd never experienced before. I hung on his every word, and whatever this man had figured out, I wanted to know it too!

The film broke down the hidden, but extremely real world of quantum mechanics. Not in a, "you'd better put on your pocket protector way", but in a real world "I get this" way that made me realize something profound.

I realized in that moment what I had always known intuitively my entire life... That I matter. That I'm special. That I'm here to share the unique gifts that I have. That I am influencing the world around me (for the good and the not-so-good) based on the predominant thoughts that I'm carrying around in my mind.

Bob told me that day, "If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand."

The science in the film really spoke to my man-brain. The message in the film really spoke to my heart.

Today I'm beyond honored to say that I have Bob Proctor on my show to be able to share him with you. In my mind him connecting with me is a result of hard work and effort. In my heart him connecting with me is a result of how powerful we all our to attract into our life the people, things, and resources we need to make the life we want a reality. Buckle in tight, because this is powerful!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your results in life depend on your "inner game".
  • What book transformed Bob's life over 50 years ago that he still reads today.
  • Why you can never truly enjoy something without sharing it.
  • How financial health impacts your health overall.
  • How contribution can radically improve your finances (it worked for me too!)
  • The most important and useful skill that's not being taught in schools today.
  • Why kids are able to learn so much more than they are often given credit for.
  • Why you need to get straight A's WAY after your schooling days are over.
  • What acceptance REALLY means and why it's so powerful in your life.
  • Why listening is a critical skill for success (and why many of us are doing it wrong!)
  • How every-single-person is a leader in one way or another.
  • Why improving your leadership capacity is so important.
  • Whether or not someone is a "producer" or an "almost".
  • How your self-image is actually formed.
  • What you must do to transform your self-image.
  • Why you should NEVER try to lose weight again (this is powerful!)
  • What your #1 driving force really is (whether you realize it or not!)
  • Why most people are programmed NOT to have longevity and what you can do to change that.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Think & Grow Rich
Man Search For Meaning
Developing a Champion's Mindset - with Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Model Health Podcast
The ABC's of Success <== Pick up Bob's new book right here now!

 


Nutrition isn't just about what you eat.

Sure, the food you eat gives you nourishment, but the things you drink, the things you put on your skin, the sunlight you receive, the movement you engage in, and many other factors all add to how you "feed" yourself on a daily basis.

Recently we've discovered in science that one of the the most critical nutrients for human health is bioavailable magnesium. We've also discovered that the best way to get it is not by eating common foods or oral supplementation.

Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical process within the human body. That means that there are over 300 things that your body can't do, or can't do sufficiently, when you're deficient in this key mineral.

The big problem is, upwards of 80 percent of the population is deficient in magnesium. And, according to our guest, upwards of 100 percent of people are deficient if they are not actively doing things to get their magnesium levels up.

Our guest today is Ian Clark, and he is one of the foremost experts in the world on magnesium, as well as many other things that create optimal health for the human body.

Ian has impacted my life personally in a powerful way. Since the very first time I used the magnesium product he pioneered many years ago, I've been using it almost every day since. It travels with me, it's by my bedside, and it has given me noticeable benefits that I would rather not live without :).

Today you're going to learn the inside scoop about magnesium supplementation, and it just might surprise you like it did me so many years ago. You're also going to learn about a superfood that might possibly be the most potent, complete source of nutrition in the world. Let's go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why understanding epigenetics is the real key to avoiding chronic illnesses.
  • Why magnesium might be the most important mineral for your health.
  • What incredible functions magnesium has in your body.
  • How ATP - the energy currency of the human body - relies on magnesium.
  • What problems may arise by taking oral magnesium supplements (you need to know this!)
  • Why magnesium is so important for great sleep quality.
  • The shocking facts about marine phytoplankton.
  • The surprising nutrient profile found in marine phytoplankton.
  • Why I don't use a multivitamin.
  • How Oceans Alive marine phytoplankton is actually ALIVE.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Sleep Smarter
EASE Magnesium <= Exclusive 10% off for The Model Health Show listeners!
Marine Phytoplankton <= Exclusive 10% off for The Model Health Show listeners!

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