The Model Health Show

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm CST

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm CST

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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm CST

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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

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 Apple Podcasts, 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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