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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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