The Model Health Show

Science has shown us again and again: humans are a direct product of our environment, and this is especially true for children. They are particularly susceptible to influence during their developmental years, which is exactly what makes parenting both the most important job and the most difficult job.

I know this to be true, because it has taken me years of reflection and self-awareness to unlearn some of the patterns and beliefs that I absorbed during my own childhood. And while I know there is no such thing as a perfect parent, I do my best to instill my children with principles of love, confidence, and of course, health.

On today’s show, I’m joined by a special guest, my youngest son Braden. You’ll hear his seven-year old perspective on health, wellness, and gratitude (and of course LEGOs!) I’m also sharing my experience of building a culture of health in my own family. You’ll learn some of the most important insights I’ve learned as a parent, and why creating a conscious environment for your family can be so powerful.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What it means to create a template for your children.
  • The importance of conscious parenting.
  • Why being present is one of the best gifts you can give your children.
  • How to find balance between having control and letting kids have experiences.
  • Why being an attentive parent is so crucial.
  • The details of Braden’s morning routine.
  • A list of Braden’s favorite foods.
  • Why failure is an important part of learning and growing.
  • The importance of drinking water for overall body function.
  • Two of Braden’s favorite activities for strengthening his brain.
  • How to create structure despite having a busy schedule.
  • The power of a consistent nighttime routine.
  • What it means to be a benevolent dictator in your household.

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You probably already know that your health is much more than what you put on your plate or how many hours you spend in the gym. Your overall health is a culmination of the quality of your relationships, your spiritual well-being, and your thoughts and beliefs.

When you start to think about your health from a more holistic approach, you can then identify areas in which you can improve. For many people, one of the biggest challenges is how they think about money. Whether your parents instilled certain beliefs in you, or you learned them in school, many of us are held back by these ideas about money, where It should come from, and what our financial potential actually is.

Today’s guest, Jemal King, is here to share his incredible story about how he created multiple businesses and streams of income through changing his mindset. You’re going to learn five of Jemal’s insightful (and actionable) principles that you can implement in order to leave behind your limiting beliefs about money, and start creating a greater vision for yourself and your future.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Jemal got into the family business of law enforcement.
  • The experience that made Jemal realize there was another level of success.
  • Why Jemal’s mindset shifted after a crazy night on the job.
  • How Jemal got started as a real estate investor.
  • The importance of building multiple streams of income.
  • What it means to let your vision develop your business.
  • The significance of creating an elevated circle of influence.
  • What it means to surround yourself with people who sharpen your iron.
  • Why time is your greatest asset, and what it means to get out of the hole.
  • The importance of being specific in your vision.
  • What it means to become a fortune teller.
  • How to build generational wealth.
  • The difference between having thoughts and having a vision.
  • How you can free yourself from self-imposed limitations.

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What separates the good from the great? Whether we’re talking about sports or entrepreneurship, it’s undeniable that there are incredible traits that all successful people have in common.   

Tim Grover has helped elite athletes and entrepreneurs take their skills to the next level by fine-tuning their mindset and building mental toughness. His wisdom and insights are applicable to your journey regardless of your goals.

On today’s show, he’s sharing the guiding principles from his book, Relentless. You’ll learn about the three different distinctions of individuals, and the mindset that determines their success. We’re discussing the importance of listening to your instincts, how to create results, and how you can apply these principles to every area of your life.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The importance of eliminating distractionsin the gym.
  • How the mind gets trained to follow instructions.
  • The benefits of having a results-oriented mindset.
  • How listening and observing can help you become empowered.
  • What it means to be relentless.
  • The three categories of people that Tim describes in his book.
  • What it means to be a cleaner (and how it correlates with success!)
  • The lessons that Tim learned from watching Michael Jordan play basketball.
  • Why there are no secrets to success.
  • The difference between dealing with pressure and handling pressure.
  • Why delaying happiness is so dangerous.
  • How listening to your instincts can make you more successful.
  • The importance of having the audacity to listen.
  • Why being selfish can actually help you serve others.

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No matter what your personal health and fitness goal is, food is an integral part of the equation. Food can fuel you, assist in your body’s healing processes, or help you change your overall body composition.

If there’s one person who works tirelessly to make healthy food accessible, it would be Kevin Curry. He’s built an incredible online community where he inspires men and women to eat healthy and learn about cooking, without sacrificing flavor or the joy of eating.

On today’s show, Kevin is sharing his wealth of knowledge about how to make cooking healthy food realistic and attainable, regardless of your budget or time constraints. We’ll discuss a few of Kevin’s key kitchen commandments, and how you can incorporate satisfying meals into your routine.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How a Facebook photo inspired Kevin to learn more about nutrition.
  • The story behind how FitMenCook got started.
  • What it means to increase your kitchen IQ.
  • Why learning about flavors is an essential part of cooking.
  • What an aspirational buyis, and how to avoid it.
  • The importance of having variety in your diet.
  • How to set measurable health and fitness goals.
  • Why trying to entirely overhaul your diet can backfire.
  • The value in taking breaks from meal planning.
  • How to recreate your favorite restaurant meals at home.
  • The danger behind the idea of eating solely for fuel.
  • Why you should consider multitasking in the kitchen.
  • How to incorporate different cuisines into your routine.
  • Why you should treat your meal prep like a HIIT workout.
  • The real-life experience that inspired Kevin to create budget-friendly meals.
  • Why food is a universal language (and why Kevin translates his recipes to Spanish!)

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While anxiety disorders are on the rise, the stigma of mental illness prevents many individuals from seeking help. Mental health conditions are a silent epidemic—one that has enormous impacts on our economy, society, as well as the individual’s personal and professional goals.

Today’s guest, Craig Ballantyne is here to share his personal journey with overcoming anxiety, as well as how he educates his clients to do the same. He has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and elite performers to live their best lives through breaking out of the prison of anxiety.

Craig will share proven (and practical!) strategies you can utilize to improve your mental health. You’ll learn a proven plan you can implement in order to overcome anxiety, and find the clarity necessary to become your best self.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The details of Craig’s first anxiety attack.
  • What the physical symptoms of anxiety feel like.
  • The link between social media and anxiety.
  • What it means to have entrepreneurial anxiety.
  • Major factorsthat often lead to increased anxiety.
  • Why anxiety is like a black box.
  • How to handle negative emotionsin a positive way.
  • Why labeling yourself can hold you back.
  • What it means to be misaligned (and how it can lead to anxiety).
  • Specific strategiesyou can use to reduce anxiety.
  • How to align your daily habits with your values.
  • The importance of practicing introspection.
  • What it means to watch the movie of your day.
  • How to set a 10x plan for your life.

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As we head into the winter months, illnesses like the cold and the flu become more prevalent. In order to protect yourself and your family from seasonal viruses and infections, it’s important to keep your immune systems in check, particularly during a seasonal transition.

Supporting a healthy immune system can take many forms, including appropriately nourishing your body with immune-boosting foods, using exercise to prevent stagnation of the lymphatic system, and getting quality sleep. Most importantly, the key to maintaining health is understanding the role of the immune system, and how to fortify it on a consistent basis.

On today’s episode, we’re diving into the complexities of the incredible, powerful, and highly-intelligent immune system. You’ll learn ten practical tools and strategies you can incorporate into your routine to maintain wellness, not only during cold and flu season, but all year long.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The different types of cells that make up your immune system.
  • What T-cells are, and their function within the body.
  • How the human body is able to build immunity.
  • The fascinating science behind the healing powers of bone broth.
  • What to look for in a Vitamin D supplement.
  • The surprising link between Vitamin D deficiencies and autoimmune diseases.
  • Which foods contain high levels of Vitamin C.
  • A common misconceptionabout the best time to take Vitamin C.
  • Where the majority of the immune system is located.
  • What the glymphatic system is, and how it relates to sleep.
  • How to reset your body’s circadian rhythm.
  • The most effective types of exercise for supporting your immune system.
  • What rebounding is, and why it is beneficial for lymphatic flow.
  • How many ounces of water you should drink on a daily basis.
  • Why exposure to cold temperatures is actually good for your body.
  • How medicinal mushrooms can modulate your immune system.
  • The importance of eating seasonally.

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As we enter the holiday season, the principle of gratitude is front of mind for many of us. Without a doubt, there is true value in expressing gratitude in your life. This is a powerful tool for boosting happiness, improving health, and creating success.

On today’s show, we’re highlighting a handful of insightful moments about the power of gratitude from recent episodes. You’ll hear a compilation of stories from successful individuals who have used gratitude to change their situations, improve their health, overcome obstacles, and gain an overall appreciation for life. I hope these incredible testimonies help you understand how and why to incorporate gratitude into your routine, and inspire you to be grateful throughout this holiday season, as well as into the new year.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How a simple gratitude practice can help improve your sleep quality.
  • The link between gratitude and serotonin.
  • Why gratitude is the easiest way to change your life.
  • How gratitude can transform your perspective on the past, present, and future.
  • The power of finding meaning and fulfillmentthrough giving back.
  • How hitting rock bottom and surrendering can be an incredible gift.
  • Why positive affirmations can change the way you think about yourself.
  • The importance of making a positive impact within your community.
  • What it means to find a gatekeeper in terms of happiness.
  • How changing your mindset can literally change your life.
  • The danger of delaying your happiness based on external conditions.
  • What it means to be blissfully dissatisfied.
  • The importance of goal setting from a place of abundance.
  • A powerful link between gratitude and agency.
  • How to use text messages to incorporate gratitude into your daily routine.
  • The difference between reacting and taking action.

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The human brain is a truly incredible organ. From storing our favorite memories to holding our ability to learn new information, the brain is a fascinating and complex structure that holds many roles within the body. The science behind brain function can be overwhelming, but today’s guest is going to break it down for you in a realistic, digestible way.

Dr. Lisa Mosconi studies the intersection of neuroscience and nutrition, more specifically how what we eat affects the health of the brain. She is also the author of one of my new favorite books, Brain Food.

On today’s show, she’s sharing the fascinating science behind how diet influences brain function long-term, and how to bring the most important pieces of research into your daily diet. We’re going to cover how you can actually eat for maximum brain power and disease prevention, and break down the nutrients and foods you can realistically incorporate into your lifestyle.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The importance of distinguishing between scientific data and commonly held opinions.
  • What nuclear medicine is.
  • The surprising truthbehind how genetics affect your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How the blood brain barrier works.
  • The main difference between brain cells and other cells in the body.
  • What a brain reserveis, and how it works.
  • Exactly what the brain is made of.
  • How systemic inflammation affects the brain.
  • The difference between dietary cholesterol and cholesterol in the brain.
  • A list of nutrients that are critical for healthy brain function.
  • Why organic food is important, particularly for women.
  • The link between menopause and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • What xenoestrogens are, and why you should avoid them.
  • Why supplementing DHA can be dangerous for certain individuals.
  • The best animal and plant sources of Omega-3.

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How we think influences every aspect of our lives, from personal development and creating habits to how we show up in our relationships. If we can simply implement small shifts in our perspective, then we can transform our lives in immense ways.

If there’s anyone on the planet that knows about using thought to boost productivity, it’s world-renowned learning expert, Jim Kwik. On today’s show, we’re discussing the importance of building memory fitness, and the power of identity. You’ll learn mind-blowing hacks to broaden your perspective, optimize your thinking, and boost your productivity.

As always, Jim is bringing you practical and effective tips that you can use to elevate the way you think. You’re about to uncover powerful tools that truly hold the potential to change the way you think and behave.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The surprising effects of decision fatigue.
  • What it means to live in a knowledge economy.
  • The importance of having internal resourcefulness.
  • How books and podcasts can help you broaden your perspective.
  • The two most powerful wordsin the English language.
  • How to strengthen your decision making muscles.
  • What the six thinking hats are, and how they can help you maximize your thinking.
  • How a shift in identity can spark transformation.
  • The powerful implications of thinking of your problems as puzzles.
  • How to find a balance between logic and emotional thinking.
  • Why knowledge is not power.
  • The three areas in which technology cannot replace humans.
  • How to recover from making mistakes.
  • Why the fear of judgment can halt your progress.
  • The correlation betweenfailure and success.

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The heart is one of the most complex and important organs within the human body, yet its function and mechanics are wildly misunderstood. This needs to change. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and those statistics don’t seem to be changing for the better anytime soon.

On today’s episode, we’re going behind the scenes of the heart to uncover the truth about blood pressure, hypertension blood sugar, and cholesterol. You’ll learn the mind-blowing science about the heart’s electromagnetic field, and the heart-brain connection.

Most importantly, you’ll discover the tools and knowledge necessary to take ownership over your incredible heart. This episode contains four proven (yet simple and realistic!) actions you can take to protect your heart from disease so that you can live your best life for years to come!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The shocking number of Americans that die from heart disease every year.
  • Which type of heart disease is the most common.
  • How congestive heart failure happens.
  • What cardiomyopathy is.
  • The importance of becoming empowered about your heart health.
  • How big the heart actually is, and how much it weighs.
  • The interesting reason why you rarely hear about heart cancer.
  • How blood pressure is controlled within the body.
  • The link between diabetes and heart disease.
  • Why statins are often not the best solution for high cholesterol.
  • The connection between heart disease and cholesterol.
  • How processed sugar effects the circulatory system.
  • Which organ generates the most powerful electromagnetic field in the body.
  • How your positive emotions can literally influence other people.
  • The benefits of eating dark chocolate.
  • Foods to avoid in order to manage your blood sugar.
  • The two best forms of exercise for heart health.
  • How much you should aim to walk on a daily basis.
  • The link between stress and inflammation.
  • Four specific action steps you can take to reduce your risk for heart disease.

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What could you accomplish if you gave 100% of your effort to the things that truly matter? What if you wholeheartedly committed to your goals, and always went the extra mile? Too many of us only work at 99% capacity (or less), and then feel defeated when we can’t produce results.

Today’s guest is a huge proponent and example of how giving 100% can change your life, help you reach your goals, and serve others along the way. David Meltzer is the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, which is arguably the most notable marketing firm in the world. He is a true leader, a successful businessman, and overall inspiring human being.

David has an extraordinary story of rising to the top, failing, and then reengineering his life and redefining success in a deeper, more meaningful way. His story is a powerful testimony of what can happen when you decide to give 100%, sharply define your focus, and consistently practice gratitude.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The danger in attaching your happiness to outcomes.
  • Why asking for advice from people we love can lead to resentment.
  • The number one way you can prepare yourself for the things you want in life.
  • What it means to elevate your vibration (and how it can help you accomplish more!)
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with successful individuals.
  • Why no experience is inherently good or bad.
  • How radical humility changed David’s life.
  • Why a victim mentality can diminish your potential.
  • The four guiding principles on which David built his life and business.
  • What it means to be a student of your calendar.
  • How to attract abundance.
  • What it means to go the empty mile.
  • The importance of being consistent on a daily basis.
  • What it means to pay a dummy tax.
  • The number of mentors you should have at all times.
  • Why (and how) David started prioritizing his health as his greatest expense.
  • The multitude of benefits that come from serving others.

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Personal development comes in many forms. Whether you invest your time in learning from books and podcasts, or cultivate habits like journaling or meditating, there are incredible benefits to making an effort to become a better person.

But sometimes, growth isn’t about changing yourself, but instead channeling the most innate and authentic aspects inside of you, and finding the courage to share those things with the world. Our guest today has done just that.

JP Sears is a YouTuber, comedian, emotional healing coach, and curious student of life. His story entails channeling his natural tendency to use humor as a coping mechanism, and instead using his humor to heal, connect, and entertain others. His perspective will inspire you to connect with your most authentic self, find the audacity to follow your dreams, and become the best version of yourself possible.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The important link between humor and human connection.
  • How JP’s past led him to fall in love with comedy.
  • What it means to use your insecurities to heal and improve.
  • How comedy can become a source of destruction.
  • What inspired JP to become a life coach.
  • Why fear and authenticity often go hand-in-hand.
  • How to use laughter as a means to become a better person.
  • The power of embracing fear and following your heart.
  • What it truly means to be authentic.
  • How our minds and our hearts often disagree.
  • Why being yourself is the best gift you can give yourself.
  • What it means to transform your greatest curse into your greatest blessing.
  • The biggest lessons JP has learned in his marriage.
  • What it means to think of your partner as a teacher.
  • Why marriage is like a mirror.
  • The importance of curating your social media feeds.

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I love teaching people about the profound impacts of exercise and how to use food as medicine. But when it really comes down to it, we are privileged to even have the opportunity to think about our health on a holistic level. Secondary only to oxygen, water is the most vital nutrient. Having the ability to drink clean water is at the very foundation of our well-being and longevity.

The sad truth is, almost 1 in 10 people worldwide live without clean water. Without clean water, diseases thrive, education is negatively impacted, and economies suffer. This is something many of us take for granted.

Today’s guest, Scott Harrison, has made it his personal mission to bring clean water to developing countries through his nonprofit organization, Charity: Water. However, he wasn’t always so philanthropic. After spending a decade indulging in the nightclub scene and thinking only of himself, Scott decided to implement an incredible lifestyle shift. His story of transformation and redemption is an incredible testament to the power of service.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The powerful science behind the brain and giving.
  • Why Scott’s old lifestyle was an insatiable pursuit.
  • One key question Scott asked to transform his life.
  • The volunteer experience that inspired Scott to create Charity: Water.
  • How Scott used his nightclub network to raise money and awareness.
  • The appalling number of children that die every day from drinking dirty water.
  • Why charities get a bad rap (and how Scott spoke to those objections!)
  • How Charity: Water uses technology to be more transparent.
  • Why guilt and shame are ineffective marketing techniques.
  • The issue that Scott has with the phrase “giving back.”
  • How Charity: Water works with local partners in the communities they serve.
  • The staggering statistics on diseases caused by dirty water consumption.
  • One of the top reasons why girls in developing countries drop out of school.
  • The devastating suicide story that inspired Scott to work harder.
  • How one nine year old girl helped over 100,000 people get clean water.

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If there’s one guest who is the most requested on the Model Health Show, it would be the lovely Anne Stevenson. Anne is my wife, my very best friend, and the Operations Manager for our business. Everything that I have accomplished would not be possible without her by my side.

I’ve interviewed Anne here on the show before, so today we thought we’d try something a little different. On this episode, we’re turning the tables and Anne is interviewing me. I had no idea what to expect going into this interview, but Anne brought it big-time with her thought-provoking questions. (I think she might be the next Oprah).

We’re covering my background, including my childhood and the important lessons I learned early in life. You’ll learn more about my experience recovering my health, and how it influenced my career. We’ll talk about relationships—from co-parenting, to working with your spouse on a daily basis. Additionally, we covered the topic of mindset, including developing a sense of calmness and confidence, and what it takes to find true fulfillment. We both put a lot of heart into this episode, we hope you find valuable insights to inspire you to transform your life.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The culture I grew up in, and how it set the stage for later health problems.
  • What being biracial taught me about acceptance.
  • The first person in my life who instilled the importance of education.
  • How to decide to stop being aggressive and self-centered.
  • My greatest inspirations in life.
  • The experience that sparked my thirst for knowledge (and passion to help others).
  • The importance of honoring your standards.
  • What my morning routine looks like (and what I’ve learned about being flexible!)
  • How to gracefully distance yourself from toxic relationships.
  • The biggest lessons I’ve learned from co-parenting.
  • My advice for couples who work together.
  • Why changing your health actually means deciding to shift your identity.
  • How to clean up your social media feeds, and set a standard in your home.
  • The key to finding true fulfillment.
  • Two life-changing lessons I’ve learned from The Model Health Show.
  • The link between kindness and authenticity.
  • How to get others on board with your vision.
  • The main piece of advice I would give my children about being successful in their lives.

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Productivity is not a superpower, but a result of effective time management. Roman philosopher Seneca said, “It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” Today, that sentiment is even more true than it was in the Roman years. With the advent of cell phones, social media, and television, we’re more disconnected than ever.

That’s why I’m so excited to share today’s guest with you. Jesse Itzler has done plenty of impressive things with his time. From managing Run-DMC to starting and selling profitable businesses, to running 100-mile ultra-marathons, Jesse has had a successful life thus far. But recently, he started thinking about how to better manage his time and channel his intuition. This journey led him to a monastery in upstate New York, where he spent 15 days learning incredible life lessons.

On this episode of the Model Health Show, Jesse is sharing the powerful lessons he learned from his experience living with monks. He’s sharing powerful tips about effective time management and focus, how to truly express gratitude, and how to find happiness while pursing your goals. His story is full of incredible wisdom and insight, I hope it will inspire you to unplug, reevaluate your priorities, and live up to your potential.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Jesse fell in love with hip hop (and ultimately became the manager for Run-DMC!)
  • The catalyst that inspired Jesse to go live with monks.
  • How to create your own luck and make things happen in your life.
  • The meaning of building your life resume.
  • What the greatest secret weapon we all possess is.
  • How the concept moderation is often used as an excuse.
  • The misconceptions that Jesse held about monks.
  • How to be more intentional about how you spend your time.
  • A simple test you can use to identify what areas in your life to improve.
  • The importance of consistently practicing gratitude.
  • What it means to dodge the arrows.
  • Why Jesse’s wife set up a 40-minute fake commute.
  • How (and why!) to identify the places where you can think best.
  • Why experience isn’t as important as most of us think.
  • What monotasking is, and how you can use it to ramp up your productivity.
  • The importance of saying no.
  • How decision fatigue impacts your energy levels.

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Have you ever been thinking about a friend or family member, and then seconds later they called you? Have you ever had anxiety or a premonition about something bad occurring—and then it did?

The very nature of human consciousness is puzzling, complex, and largely understood. On today’s show, we’re diving into the fascinating science behind consciousness, the brain, and human existence.

Today’s guest, Mark Gober is the author behind the new revolutionary book, An End to Upside Down Thinking, which explores the compelling evidence behind human perception and awareness. His work will inspire you to rethink your outlook about existence, meaning, and overall worldview.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The process behind how Mark wrote An End to Upside Down Thinking.
  • What materialismis, and how it relates to our existence.
  • The number two question remaining in all of science, according to Science Magazine.
  • The difference between correlation and causation.
  • An example of approximation in the human body.
  • Why understanding consciousness causes a reversal of our basic identity.
  • How the brain is like a TV antenna.
  • The meaning of the collapse of the wave function.
  • What terminal lucidity is.
  • How entanglement works(and why it stunned Einstein!)
  • The phenomenon that is actually faster than the speed of light.
  • What precognitionis, and the physical signs the body displays.
  • The truth about remote viewing.

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Be honest: what was on your mind the last time you stepped into the gym? Was it your goal to exhaust all of your effort in order to set a PR? Did you make it your secret mission to compete with the guy on the treadmill next to you?

I’m all about taking your workout to the next level, but today’s guest has an important lesson to share about setting a realistic and sustainable intention for your workout. I recently trained with Dr. Kelly Starrett, and I was wholly fascinated by the simple (yet effective!) goal he set for our session: to leave our training session feeling better than we did before.

Kelly is a doctor of physical therapy, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and an all-around stand-up human being. On today’s episode, he’s sharing why fundamental movements are indispensable to your routine, what basic human physiology can teach us about exercise, and how simple swaps with your phone and sleep habits can have an incredible pay off long-term.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to set an intention for your workout (and why a simple goal is so effective).
  • The importance of removing your ego from your training.
  • Why it’s crucial to rebuild and reclaim your body’s fundamental movements.
  • Which exercise is a vital piece of human physiology.
  • What the history of Homosapienscan teach us about our basic needs.
  • What it means to load the long bones (and the essential exercises you need to perform!)
  • Pros and cons of workouts like Zumba.
  • The importance of finding your tribe and having meaningful interactions.
  • What it means to eat like a human.
  • The true meaning of posture.
  • How to keep up a healthy routine when motivation fails you.
  • The importance of community for overall health and wellness.
  • Why self-medicationis so prevalent in our society.
  • How lack of sleep is interconnected to mental health problems.
  • What thermoregulationis, and how it can help you get a great night of sleep!

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The greatest obstacle you’ll ever meet is not some arbitrary external factor. More often than not, we are held back by thoughts and beliefs that are within us. We all live with self-sabotaging tendencies, limiting beliefs, and the affinity to play small rather than embracing the discomfort that accompanies growth.

This is why mediocrity is the norm. Far too many people place limits on what they can achieve, discount their gifts and talents, and live their life dictated by self-imposed, imaginary boundaries. But in order to live up to your greatest potential and step into your power, you have to develop an awareness of the habits and beliefs that are holding you back.

If you’re ready to take an honest look at what limits you from performing at your highest capacity, today’s episode is for you. Bedros Keuilian is back to share life-changing tools and mindset shifts you can implement, the stories behind his experience overcoming his own limiting beliefs, and powerful principles from his new book. You’ll learn about the power of setting non-negotiables, how to disrupt destructive mental patterns, and how to truly reach your highest potential.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The backstory behind the controversial book title, Man Up.
  • How Bedros’ identity as an immigrant shaped his mindset.
  • Where anxiety stems from (and how to proactively overcome it).
  • Why healing from trauma is your responsibility.
  • The importance of having the audacity to ask for help.
  • What it means to have your emergency brake on, and how it can limit your potential.
  • The difference between being busy and being productive.
  • How limiting beliefs engrained during childhood can write the narrative for our lives.
  • The significance of setting non-negotiables in your life.
  • What it means to build your goodwill bank account.
  • The danger of constantly creating excuses.
  • Why it’s essential to find a work ethic model.
  • The common mental patterns that can block your success.
  • How an evening “brain dump” can boost your productivity.
  • The myth behind finding your purpose (and what to do instead).

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After transforming my own health, I became feverishly passionate about helping as many people as I could to do the same thing. Over the past 17 years, I’m beyond grateful to say, I’ve been able to positively impact the lives of millions of people. But the road to get there has been a curvaceous one.

Throughout my career, I’ve come across many other people who’ve become inspired to build a career in health and fitness as well. I receive messages literally every day from folks who are inspired to serve, but don’t know what method of training, certification, and education to take. As you might know, I followed the traditional university course. While there are small benefits to that path, in my experience, there are far too many important aspects of health and wellness that simply are not taught in a conventional education.

Alternatively, there are a plethora of coaching programs and certifications on the market today. As I dove into many of them, I often felt disappointed because they simply didn’t meet basic standards that could help more people thrive in this field (where many more inspired people are needed!).

If you’re passionate about health and wellness, if you’ve thought about a career in the health industry, or if you’re in the health industry but you want to succeed at a higher level, today’s episode will be life-changing for you. My guest today is Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia, the founder of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. Cynthia is a clinical nutritionist with a mega-hit bestselling book, and she’s been sought after by celebrity clientele and huge television shows like The Doctors, Access Hollywood, The Dr. Phil Show, and countless others. She has an incredible story of struggle and triumph that you’ll learn about today. But, most importantly, she’s taken what she’s learned and created the #1 health coaching program in the world with thousands of students who are revolutionizing the health and wellness field.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What attracted some of the biggest health experts and celebrities to Cynthia’s approach.
  • The incredible emotional experience that sparked Cynthia’s transformation.
  • What transformational nutrition really means, and why food alone will never fix our health.
  • Why personalization is such an important element in a coaching program.
  • What it means for a coaching program to be nationally accredited (and why it matters!)
  • The power of the placebo effect.
  • What it means to transform your deepest pain into your greatest power.
  • The correlation between personal relationships and health.
  • Why you should never allow money to hold you back from your passion.
  • The link between control and safety.
  • Why developing an awareness of your weaknesses can ultimately lead to change.
  • Why a one-size-fits-all dietapproach doesn’t work.
  • The importance of collaborating and not competing.
  • Some of the exclusive benefitsITN has to offer and the mind-blowing list of instructors who work with ITN.

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A huge factor in your ability to achieve your goals lies in your capacity to focus and concentrate. Especially in our culture of persistent push notifications and constantly-updated newsfeeds, it’s important that we learn how to set limits with our technology.

But our devices and apps are only part of the equation. Whether it’s the people around you or the different tasks on your to-do list, you have to choose where (and when) to apply your focus. Once you master how to most efficiently manage your time, nothing can stop you from reaching success.

On today’s show, you’re going to learn 12 practical tips you can implement in order to reduce distractions and skyrocket your productivity. This episode is loaded with very specific tactics I’ve found to be effective in optimizing focus, plus the science to back them up!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The two types of distractions that contribute to the interference of focus.
  • How you can change your phone settings in order to reduce distractions.
  • The shocking number of timesper day the average person checks his or her phone.
  • How our brains are designed to become addicted to the internet and social media.
  • Two ideas for physically removing your phone from your environment.
  • The shocking link between house cleanliness and health.
  • Why rearranging the apps on your phone can cut down your distraction time.
  • How meditation can literally alter the structure of your brain.
  • Tools and tips you can use to help block distracting sights (and people!)
  • Why the idea of multitasking is a myth.
  • What science says about multitasking (including a shocking comparison).
  • The link between exercise and increased concentration.
  • The effects of sleep deprivation on your focus.
  • How to prioritize your tasks while still honoring your own natural productivity rhythm.
  • The importance of practicingself-care before you reach for your phone in the morning.
  • How music can help you concentrate (and which genres are most helpful!)

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Changing the conversation around diet is no easy feat. Our society is appearance-obsessed, always looking for the next quick fix, and constantly immersed in a toxic diet culture. Too many people fall prey to this system, but there’s a better, more-sustainable approach.

For many of us, the solution to finding peace with food isn’t found in the newest diet book or achieving a certain number on the scale—it lies in our mindset. Health is a life-long journey, and a process that is meant to be enjoyed.

On today’s show, Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells is here to share her experience with overcoming diet culture and finding balance in a health-centered approach. Her story is full of insight about how to shift the paradigm around food and exercise, finding your worth, and what it truly means to be healthy.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The importance of shifting your focus away from the number on the scale.
  • Why the concept of “falling off the wagon” is toxic for our well-being.
  • How to stop thinking of health as a destination.
  • Why it’s so important to stop giving food morality.
  • How health and fitness marketing often perpetuates a cycle of shame.
  • The role of mental and emotional health in weight loss.
  • What it means to set minimums for your macros.
  • How to stop restricting and start creating a diet plan that works for you.
  • The four foods that could potentially be problematic for your body.
  • Why focusing on a goal weight is often arbitrary (and unsustainable!)
  • How undereating can stop you from reaching your goals.
  • The importance of managing stress.
  • How cortisol can contribute to weight gain and fat storage.
  • Why evaluating calories in/calories doesn’t always work.
  • Noelle’s three favorite recipes from her book.

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It’s no secret that food-based illnesses have become deeply ingrained in our culture. From the obesity epidemic to an uptick in food addiction, it’s clear that somewhere along the way we’ve lost touch with how to form healthy relationships with food.

Unlike many other health problems, finding a solution to these issues isn’t clear. Traditional medical solutions aren’t applicable due to food’s basic function—we need it to survive. Food is something we all have to interact with on a regular basis.

Mark Schatzker has extensively studied and written about the link between food and behavior, including how traditional knowledge has overlooked an important piece of the puzzle—flavor. On today’s show, he’s sharing the fascinating science behind the production of flavor, and how modern food is designed to get us hooked. We’ll talk about how to hack the system, and how you can get back to your roots in order to find balance between flavorful foods and nutrition.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How our food’s nutritional quality has become more diluted over time.
  • Theintuitiveeating habitsof cattle (and how it relates to humans!)
  • How production of crops like corn has changed over the last few decades.
  • The incredible link between flavor and nutrition.
  • What reverse evolution is, and how it works on both humans and plants.
  • The science behind why supermarket tomatoes taste so bland.
  • What brain scans indicate about food addiction.
  • Why sugar and flavor are a dangerous combination.
  • Which two senses contribute to deliciousness.
  • The definition of retronasal olfaction and how it affects our taste.
  • Why your taste seems to change when you have a cold.
  • What we can learn from babies’ intuitive senses.
  • The three rules of flavorthat you need to know.
  • How flavor compounds are connected to pleasure.
  • The two ingredientson a nutrition label that you should avoid.
  • What we can learn from healthier, leaner populations.

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In my experience, when you transform your life and achieve a greater level of fitness, many people assume it’s due to a strict (and unrealistic) regimen. They imagine hours upon hours logged at the gym, and tiny portions of boring, bland meals on repeat.

But anyone who’s maintained a healthy lifestyle long-term knows that there’s a better and more sustainable way. Making healthy choices isn’t about torture—it’s about focusing on the things that you enjoy, and creating a lifestyle that works for you.

Today’s episode is about finding that balance for yourself, not only physically, but in all aspects of your life. My guest is Tom Hopper, an incredible actor, husband, father, and fitness advocate. His story will inspire you to cultivate your confidence, shift your perception, and create a sustainable baseline of health and happiness for yourself.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The two main waysyou can spark a change in your thinking.
  • How Tom used fitness to set himself apart from other actors in the industry.
  • The shocking linkbetween testosterone and gluconeogenesis.
  • Which approach to eating Tom uses to feel his very best.
  • The training regimen and insights that keeps Tom fit.
  • How stem cell therapyhealed Tom’s herniated disk.
  • Why your ego has no place in the gym (and how to understand your limits).
  • The resources that Tom used to learn more about longevity and performance.
  • What it means to find your baseline in health and fitness.
  • Why sustainabilityplays a big role in maintaining a healthy diet.
  • How Tom balances his career and family despite being away from home.
  • The importance of approaching marriage as a unified team.
  • What it means to find peace in being uncomfortable.
  • The important message that I Feel Prettyaddresses.
  • How you can uncover a level of confidence from training.
  • The one diet changethat had the biggest effect on Tom’s health.

 

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In the age of social media, we’ve become accustomed to seeing everyone’s highlight reel and comparing ourselves to fluffed up, often unrealistic standards. Many of us are plagued by a constant state of doubting our self-worth and feeling like we’re not enough.

But what could you achieve if you simply slowed your scroll, took a break from the constant stream of external influences, and focused inward? What would happen if you redirected that time you spend influenced by negative energy, and put it to good use?

Our guest today, Drew Canole, has done exactly that. He is passionate about inspiring others to push past their limitations, learn to overcome their past mistakes and traumas, and create a life that they love. His story of triumph and transformation will motivate you to reach your greatest potential peak as well.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Drew’s traumatic childhood experiences gave him deeper levels of compassion.
  • The therapeutic releasethat occurs when you forgive others.
  • Why being focused on external factors can stunt your growth.
  • What it means to detox your life. 
  • How to begin ridding your life of toxic relationships.
  • The definition of “why-dentity” (and why it’s so crucial for success!)
  • Why you should take a cell phone detox.
  • What the Law of Non-Interference is (and how to practice it).
  • One of the biggest limitationsthat most of us face on a daily basis.
  • How trauma keeps us small.
  • Why chasing money doesn’t work (and how to start attracting it!)
  • The importance of engaging in creative habits that you enjoy.
  • How starting with one small change can transform your entire life.
  • The truth about how imaginary boundaries divide us. 
  • How to change your realitythrough practicing visualization.

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Have you ever reacted poorly based on raw emotions, and then later regretted it? Or have you ever impulsively eaten something that didn’t align with your goals—based on emotion alone?

Emotional intelligence is our ability to identify, evaluate, control, and express our emotions. It allows us to recognize and understand our own feelings, as well as the emotions of others. Having a high emotional intelligence allows us to align our behaviors with our values by understanding the critical piece that emotions play in decision-making. Not only that, but multiple studies have shown that high emotional intelligence is linked to success.

The good news is, this capability is not some static, set-in-stone trait. You actually hold the ability to fine-tune your emotional intelligence. In this episode, I’m sharing ten tactics you can utilize to increase your emotional intelligence so that you can better relate to others, meet your goals, and reach higher levels of success.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What emotional intelligenceactually is.
  • Four main components of emotional intelligence, and how they work.
  • Which part of the brain functions as the emotional center.
  • The two major reasons why we should aim to improve emotional intelligence.
  • Why emotional intelligence is a better predictor for successthan IQ (the research is shocking!).
  • The difference between being busy and being effective.
  • How emotional experiences can affect weight loss (and why they’re often overlooked!)
  • Why reading fiction can help develop empathy.
  • What activities you can engage in to sharpen your cognitive control.
  • The link between meditation and the ability to focus.
  • What it means to be “tangry,” and how it can derailyour goals.
  • Why social media is not a substitute for actual social interaction.
  • What proprioception is, andhow you can improve it.
  • How to practice delayed gratitude in order to regulate your emotions.
  • The benefits of mindful eating.
  • What adults can learn about emotional intelligence from children.

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Have you ever made a huge New Year’s Resolution, and then crashed and burned because the challenge was too overwhelming? I’m all for dreaming big, but if your method for reaching your goals isn’t realistic, you’re just setting yourself up for failure and disappointment.

But what would happen if you simply committed to getting 1% better every day? Whether it be in your personal development, training, or relationships, small consistent improvements are what bring lasting results. Change isn’t typically an overnight 360-degree pivot, it’s learning and incorporating new behaviors, habits, and mindsets over time.

If there’s anyone on the planet that knows what it takes to put in that effort day-after-day, it’s one of my heroes—Ozzie Smith. Ozzie is a Hall of Fame MLB baseball player who is known as one of the greatest defensive shortstops of all time. Not only has he won countless awards and redefined his position, but he is also a stand-up human being and an incredible example of what it means to set yourself up for success.

On today’s show, Ozzie is sharing the details of his storied and illustrious career with the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. When you hear his story, I know you’ll be inspired by his accomplishments, outlook, and humility. This episode is not only an opportunity to get to know more about a living legend, but you’ll also walk away with inspiration on giving 100% effort, making a difference, and how to truly strive for greatness.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why hard work and effortlead to results.
  • How to prepare yourself for opportunities to arise (even when you’re discouraged!)
  • The importance of continuing to improve, even incrementally.
  • How surrounding yourself with positive individuals can change your thoughts.
  • The importance of protecting your energy.
  • How your subconscious can easily become distracted.
  • What it truly meansto be great, and how to measure success.
  • How Ozzie Smith earned the nickname “The Wizard.”
  • Why even small interactions can make a huge impacton the people you encounter.
  • What it means to be a one-dimensional player, and how it has changed generationally.
  • How weight training changed Ozzie’s health and prolonged his career.
  • The role that nutrition plays in recovery, performance, and life in general.
  • What Ozzie defines as his greatest accomplishmentin baseball.
  • Why giving 100% is so important (no matter your goal!)
  • The story behind Ozzie’s iconic 1985 home-run.
  • How giving back and strengthening your community can create change.
  • What the greatest asset in the worldis.

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Becoming empowered is a process of gaining knowledge, and then putting it into action. When I started my career in the health field, my intent was to empower people with the tools to help them reach their goals—whether that be losing body fat or reversing disease.

I’ve been fortunate enough to serve countless people in my clinical work and in the gym. But stepping up and putting a show out there for the public at large has really been a game-changer on so many levels. It’s taken that reach from the thousands to the millions. And I’m just blown away every time I think about it. And I’m ON FIRE to keeping taking things to another level.

On today’s show, we’re celebrating our 300th episode by highlighting ten impactful and very special moments from the past 100 shows. We’ve got slices of insight and inspiration from many different areas that impact our health and well being. I think this will help supercharge your day. And I want to thank you for celebrating 300 episodes with me! I’m eternally grateful to you for making The Model Health Show a special part of your life!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The life-changing experience that brought the Model Health Show into existence.
  • How serving and inspiring others leads to true fulfillment.
  • What epigeneticsmeans, and the truth about disease.
  • The power of forgiveness, and how to become receptive to possibilities.
  • What it means to be metabolically flexible.
  • Why our bodies are designed to store fat (and how to make your metabolism more efficient).
  • Why it’s important to take ownershipover your power and influence.
  • The surprising link between motivation and having an organized space.
  • What the research really says about eating dietary fat.
  • The truth about multitasking (and how it compares to sleep deprivation!)
  • How to build mental focusby eliminating distraction.
  • Why there is immense power in owning your story (especially the painful parts).
  • How food scientists literally hijack your brain chemistry and manufacture addiction.
  • The widely-accepted myth about calorie consumption.
  • The three things you need to do to go from average to phenomenal.

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No matter what your goal is, a clearly defined purpose is key to success. If you haven’t outlined why you’re working toward change, you’ll quickly become unmotivated and give up.

But it’s not enough to simply have a motive. In order to create lasting change, your why should have meaning behind it. Your why should give you a purpose, bring you fulfillment, and inspire you on days when motivation is lacking.

Once you define your why, everything becomes much clearer. Whether we’re talking about fitness, money, or life in general, a fulfilling purpose is a catalyst for change.

On today’s show, my friend Drew Manning is back to share the lessons he’s learned about discovering a meaningful purpose, practicing gratitude, and developing a stronger sense of empathy. We’ll talk about the dangers of staying in your comfort zone, the importance of learning self-love, and how to find strength in vulnerability.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The biggest lesson Drew learned throughout gaining and losing 70 pounds.
  • Why changing your perceptionis so important for your health.
  • How our culture’s “all or nothing” mindset fails us.
  • The importance of self-lovewhen striving toward your goals.
  • Why you should honor your body’s individual version of healthy.
  • Three key thingsyou can do to motivate people in your life to be healthier.
  • What it truly means to live by example (and why the alternative doesn’t work!)
  • How judgement and misunderstanding have created a huge gap in the fitness world.
  • How to begin to build empathy, and why it can be so life-changing.
  • The power of vulnerabilityin health, fitness, and life.
  • Why having an aesthetics-based motive isn’t sustainable long-term.
  • The truth about channeling motivation (even for fit people!)
  • How to avoid burning outin fitness.
  • Why you should be open to doing things you aren’t good at.
  • The importance of breaking outside of your comfort zone.
  • How practicing gratitude can influence your success.
  • The profound effects of positive affirmations.
  • Why being stagnant is actually moving backwards.

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If you were to type in your search engine, “how to lose fat,” I bet you’d find a lot of articles emphasizing the importance of diet and exercise. Undoubtedly, those two components play a major role in changing your body composition. But there’s a huge piece of the puzzle that is missing from common knowledge—sleep.

If you really dig into the science, you’ll find that your sleep quality plays a more important role in fat loss than diet and exercise! However, this information has not (yet!) made its way into our culture. Sleep isn’t part of the conversation, because it is seemingly less actionable than meal prepping or putting in work in the gym.

In this episode, my mission is to help you understand the importance of sleep for your body, hormones, and overall fitness. I’ll share facts and strategies about regulating hormone levels, and how sleep influences the body’s basic mechanisms (including the brain and gut!) You’ll learn four actionable steps you can take to enhance your sleep quality, and in turn improve your body.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How sleep quality is affected by your hormone function.
  • Why our culture devalues the importance of sleep.
  • How to take responsibility for your sleep routine.
  • Why utilizing a sleep aid is a temporary solution for insomnia.
  • The difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat.
  • How sleep deprivation can influence your metabolic systems.
  • Which type of fat is the most dangerous, and how it relates to sleep deprivation.
  • The importance of melatonin and the two factors that help regulate your levels.
  • Why environmental darkness is crucial for deep sleep.
  • The role of Human Growth Hormone in the body (and how it relates to sleep!)
  • What factor is the biggest epigenetic triggerfor your aging process.
  • The shocking effects of sleep debt on the thyroid gland.
  • How a lack of sleep can diminish your willpower.
  • The three main (destructive) ways the body reacts when we are under stress.
  • In what part of the body the majority of melatonin is produced.
  • The importance of cortisol managementfor overall health.
  • The incredible link between gut health and sleep quality.
  • How probiotics and prebiotics work together in the gut.
  • An essential list of sleep-supporting nutrientsto incorporate in your diet.
  • The danger of antibiotic overuse on the body’s ecosystem.
  • The link between screen time and melatonin production.
  • What science says about natural sunlight (and what time of day to maximize exposure!)
  • Four actionable stepsyou can implement in order to regulate your sleep cycles.
  • The ideal sleeping temperature for humans.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Eating isn’t as simple as consuming calories for energy. With the advent of frozen dinners and drive-thrus, we’ve lost sight of the importance of proper nutrition, and how what you eat can influence your health long-term.

Food is information, medicine, and nourishment. The quality of food you put in your body literally affects everything—from the way you feel and look, to how you perform. Science now shows that what we choose to eat ultimately influences the expression of our genes.

By understanding how to properly fuel our bodies, we can not only transform our health, but also the health of future generations. On this episode, Dr. Cate Shanahan is back to share her in-depth research (yet simple philosophy) on the optimal human diet. Her influential work has transformed the way I think about nutrition, and I know it will inspire you to implement positive changes in your life.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why new science takes time to infiltrate into traditional wisdom.
  • What it means to eat in alignment with what your genes are expecting.
  • How the food we eat can actually influence the expression of our genes.
  • The definition of epigenetics, and how it can effect human growth.
  • Two of the most toxic substancesthat can negatively influence gene function.
  • How family planning has changed over time, and how it can affect brain development.
  • The impact of nutritional deficiencies on a woman’s body during pregnancy.
  • The disruptive effects of sugarconsumption on hormones.
  • Why you should know (and understand) your fasting blood sugar levels.
  • The amount of sugar in the body’s bloodstream (and how to keep your system in check!)
  • Which health condition is a precursor to diabetes.
  • How gestational diabetes can affect a child’s weight long-term.
  • The science behind how the collagen you eat bonds with damaged collagen in the body.
  • How consuming bone broth can mimic the effects of Botox.
  • A powerful testimony of how Kobe Bryant used bone broth to recover in record time.
  • The implications of collagen consumption on beauty.
  • What the phi ratio is (and how it relates to attractiveness!)
  • The surprising links between vegetable oils and sugar cravings.
  • What the three C’s and three S’s are, and why you should avoid them at all costs.
  • The guiding principleyou can use to determine whether or not an oil is healthy.
  • Why our cells can’t properly use processed vegetable oils (and the scary consequences).

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When it comes down to it, making small changes consistently is what will bring you lasting results. No matter your skill or knowledge level, there are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make to completely transform your health.

In this episode, I’m taking it back to basics and sharing some tried-and-true health tips that you can easily implement into your routine. I’ll explain a few essential nutrition, movement, and sleep tips that are scientifically proven to help you look and feel your very best. If you’re ready to take your health to the next level, today’s show is for you!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The importance of striving for better while still having appreciation for what you have.
  • The approach you should consider before turning to medication or supplementation.
  • How your environment influences your habits.
  • How consciously building new habits can rewire your brain.
  • The four levelsyou go through when mastering any new behavior.
  • How to overcome unconscious self-sabotage.
  • The two main factors that lead to embracing new behaviors.
  • What conscious competenceis (and how to make it part of your routine!)
  • The mind-blowing link between eating greens and the brain.
  • What science really says about eating fat, and how it relates to your body composition.
  • What the best (plant-based and omnivorous) sources of omega-3s.
  • The data behind what drinking enough water can do for your brain and body.
  • The one exerciseyour body is truly designed to do.
  • How building muscle can help you recover faster.
  • Why it’s important to engage in activities you love.
  • How having a screen curfew can immediately improve your sleep quality.
  • The best appsfor adjusting your device’s color temperature (and why it matters!)
  • What a cortisol reset is, and how to know if you need one.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

It’s important to have goals, but being fixated on the end result can actually be a huge obstacle to your overall success. Whether you’re trying to top a personal record at the gym, or drop some pounds before a vacation, there will frequently be times that you will fall short. And that’s okay, because it’s part of the process that forges greatness.

If you can flip the switch in your mind to become process-oriented instead of results-oriented, a whole new world of joy and success will open up for you. How you react in those difficult moments can be a powerful testimony to your strength. If you accept defeat and stop moving toward your goal, you will have gained nothing. But if you can understand that hardship is simply part of the process, you’ll come out stronger on the other end. Success isn’t strictly about results. Part of the journey is embracing the process and gaining experience along the way.

Our guest for today’s show is Jeff Bercovici, journalist, athlete, and author of the mind-blowing book, Play On. He is sharing his insights and extensive research from his new book, including what makes longtime professional athletes successful, and the keys to quick recovery. Jeff has put in the work to help you implement the strategies (and science!) necessary to perform at a higher level for years to come.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The scientifically proven benefits of massage therapy.
  • The difference between strength and power.
  • Which function of our muscles decline first with age (and how to keep it stronger, longer!).
  • The intriguing science behind antagonist muscle activation.
  • How exercise can work as a virtual fountain of youth.
  • The surprising way exercise affects your brain’s gray matter.
  • How balancing freshness and fitnesscan maximize your performance.
  • What muscular compensations are (and how they can lead to injury).
  • The incredible emergent technology behind calculating injury risk.
  • How one NBA coach changed the paradigm around rest and recovery.
  • What proprioception is, and how it can help you prevent injuries.
  • The psychological and physiological traits that elite older athletes have in common.
  • The profound impact of high intensity interval training(and how it relates to longevity).
  • What chunking is and how it can speed up your mental processing.
  • Why learning to love the processand experiencing joy leads to greatness.
  • The incredible benefits of being process-oriented.
  • What the data really says about trends like cryotherapy and infrared therapy.
  • The main cornerstonesof sports recovery.
  • How supplemental collagen can help your body heal and repair faster.

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Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or boost endurance, following a consistent nutrition approach is essential. Without proper planning, many of us become easily consumed by our busy schedules and turn to run-of-the-mill restaurants or packaged foods. Consequently, we end up consuming subpar fuel for our bodies.

Achieving one’s health and fitness goals does not happen by chance. It really boils down to creating an actionable plan and following through on it. This is why meal planning can be so powerful. By implementing a weekly meal prep routine you can plan your meals in advance, give your body the proper nutrients, and ultimately reach your goals.

On this episode of The Model Health Show, meal prep expert and superstar nutrition blogger Amanda Meixner is sharing her tried and true methods for meal planning like a boss! Amanda also shares her early struggles with eating (and how she ultimately found balance with food), how to start thinking about food as fuel (that can also be fun), and how you can implement meal prep strategies that fit your unique needs and lifestyle.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why failure is actually a huge key to big success.
  • What it means to batch your meals for the week.
  • Amanda’s top three tips for effective meal planning.
  • Why purchasing the right containers can inspire you to cook healthier meals.
  • The hidden inflammatory ingredientsyou might find in seemingly healthy packaged foods.
  • Why making a salad jar is a smart (and attractive!) way to store leafy greens.
  • How to create a routine and make batch cooking fun.
  • What it means to eat more but weigh less.
  • The importance of crafting a comprehensive grocery list.
  • How to create variety in your mealsby rotating seasonings and spices.
  • How meal planning can reduce food waste.
  • The truth about incorporating fats in your diet.
  • The three biggest meal planning mistakesthat most people make.
  • How cooking at home can help you eat fewer calories.
  • The best tools and hacks for simplifying food prep.

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

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

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

In this episode you’ll discover:

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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What separates good from great?

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

I believe that children are our future.

Teach them well and let them lead the way.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside.

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm CDT

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm CDT

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

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

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

In this episode you'll discover:

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

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