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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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