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Where your brain goes, you go. Your brain governs the things that you say, do, and feel each and every moment of your life. Your brain is definitely the command center for the whole show. This we know for sure. But, there’s more to the story...

Just because your brain is the command center, doesn’t mean that it’s calling all the shots. Your brain and body work together in tandem, influencing each other and determining your ultimate destiny in life.

You see, your physical movement can enhance your brain function like few things can. Yet, many of us are led to believe that we make our brain’s better, and get “smarter”, by study alone. But no matter how fancy your pocket protector may be, without getting out and moving your body you’ll only tap into a fraction of what your brain is capable of. That’s what Dr. Wendy Suzuki discovered firsthand.

Dr. Suzuki is a leading neuroscientist who has uncovered some fascinating revelations about the brain. Her hit book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life, is a wonderful compilation of her life’s work that details how we can learn faster, feel better, and keep our brains healthy and youthful for many years to come.

One of her expertises is in the field of memory. Today you’re going to learn what parts of the brain influence your memory, how memories are made, and how to make them stick. Plus, you’re going to learn some powerful insights about brain plasticity, the best form of exercise for your brain, and so much more!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why most conventional science classes don’t connect with people.
  • What brain plasticity really means.
  • The surprising difference that an “enriched environment” and an “impoverished environment” can have on your brain.
  • How “critical periods” impact your brain development.
  • What episodic memories are and how they are formed in the brain.
  • Four clinically proven ways that you can enhance your memory.
  • How learning actually happens.
  • How aerobic exercise powerfully impacts your brain health.
  • The shocking way that mental disorders were treated with conventional medicine just a few decades ago.
  • How Dr. Suzuki brought exercise into the classroom.
  • What Intensati is (and how it can change your body and mind).
  • How students improved on memory tests with one day of aerobic activity each week.
  • The 3 crucial keys to creating a healthy brain and a happy life.

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Things are going to happen. Good stuff, not-so-good-stuff… life can be a dance between the two. But, as the research shows, it’s not so much what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us that determines the quality of our lives.

When it comes to our health and fitness, millions of people each year raise the white flag and give up on their goals to have something greater because of something they may have never even heard about before. They give up because of their lack of emotional agility.

When you are taking action to change your body and your health, challenges will arise. As much as I don’t want to say this, it’s just part of the process! You are becoming someone you have never met before, so that process will come with a learning curve and relationship adjustments that only emotional agility can enable you to traverse.

Today we have one of the world’s foremost experts on emotional agility here for you to learn from. Dr. Susan David literally wrote the book on Emotional Agility, and what she’s sharing with you today will undoubtedly change your life from this day forward if you take action on it.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How thinking positive can be at odds with what truly helps people thrive.
  • How our thoughts, actions, and stories can cause us to act incongruent with our values.
  • What it means to go from rigidity to agility.
  • What it means to be “hooked” and how this controls our thoughts and actions.
  • How the same thought patterns that keep us safe can also keep us from success.
  • What premature cognitive commitment is (you probably do this a lot!).
  • What the difference is between thinking fast and thinking slow.
  • What the 4 most common emotional hooks are (this is powerful!).
  • How thought-blaming can disempower you.
  • Why it’s helpful to move to the edge of what we’re comfortable with.
  • How our need to be right can lead us to outcomes that don’t serve us.
  • Why negative emotions are so valuable versus a hyper-focus on happiness.
  • What the 4 essential movements are for gaining more emotional agility.
  • What it means to “show up” when it comes to emotional agility.
  • How to rise above our emotions and not be controlled by them.
  • The critical difference between a “have to goal” and “want to goal”.

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Billie Jean King said, “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

It’s not that we are incapable of winning. It’s not that the life of our dreams is out of our reach. It’s the fact that many of us forfeit our shot to go for our win because of unwarranted fear and a few other nasty ingredients.

Well, what if you got your hands on the ingredients for a much tastier recipe where YOU get to live the life that you were destined to? That’s exactly what you’re going to get access to today. On this episode we have the founder and CEO of the mega-successful human optimization company Onnit, the great Aubrey Marcus.

Aubrey is the walking, talking example of what living a great looks like. He’ll definitely argue that it wasn’t always like that. At one point he was down to his last dollar working to make his dream come true. Now he runs a multi-million dollar company that’s ushered in a new wave of integrity and care into the supplement and sports performance industry. He went for his win and there was no looking back. Many years and life lessons later, Aubrey is on a mission to share what he’s learned along the way. I’m excited to share this with you and I hope this is a catalyst for you to go for your win too!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why the nucleus is not really the “brain” of your cells.
  • What it means to Go For Your Win.
  • What it means to have a purpose deficiency.
  • What the two parts of your mission are (this is important!).
  • How to uncover what your passion is.
  • How to create connections with others that can help you to live a rich life.
  • Why your beliefs are a strong indicator of whether you’ll be successful or not.
  • Why choice is really a superpower.
  • What it means to practice toughness.
  • What the primary force of resistance is in your life.
  • How to gracefully deal with attachment.
  • How to handle and traverse through apathy to be your best self.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

Many gains have been forfeited in the name of poor exercise nutrition. Today you’re going to learn how to get the most out of every push-up, every burpee, every zumba booty shake, or whatever exercise method you choose, by leveraging the power of smart pre-workout, intra-workout, and post-workout nutrition.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The clinically proven ways that pre- and post-workout nutrition benefit your body.
  • What exercise really is (in relationship to changing your physique).
  • What the law of overcompensation is.
  • How your personal needs and goals impact your nutrition surrounding your workout.
  • Whether or not you should carb-load before your workout if weight loss is your goal.
  • How long after a meal you should wait to exercise.
  • How pre-workout caffeine consumption impacts fat loss and performance.
  • Where oxygen is needed most in your body to help remove metabolic waste.
  • What surprising co-starring role your fat cells play.
  • Why BCAAs are so important for your muscles.
  • Why conventional sports drinks are so dangerous.
  • What incredibly healthy thing you should NOT consume after your workout.
  • The benefits that fasting can have during your post-workout window.
  • What the best post-workout nutrition options are.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm CDT

The transformation of ourselves as a human being is one of the most miraculous and profound things in existence. Whether it’s transforming your body, your mind, your levels of success in life, your relationships, or anything else, it’s a phenomenal process. But, it can also come with a dramatic struggle.

There are certain steps that make the process of transformation as a person possible. Knowing these steps, and putting them into play in your life, will not only make the process much easier to traverse, but it will also give you more power to determine the outcome. In this episode we dive into the 5 steps to creating your personal transformation. It’s loaded to the brim with insights for your to take advantage of, but it’s up to you to put them into action for yourself. Let’s go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How long it takes your body to produce normal levels of melatonin after blue light exposure.
  • Why every transformation begins with a triggering event.
  • What actually causes most people to give up when they’re so close to success.
  • How to be a practical psychologist and uncover a trigger for yourself.
  • Why being around people who are doing great things can be a spark for you.
  • What enlightened motivation is.
  • Why having a model will shorten the timeline for achieving your goals.
  • How to move past your comfort zone and create a better life.
  • Why you have to take action to “ride the wave” when it shows up.
  • How to get back on track if you fall off the wagon.
  • What people who achieve greatness do differently than everyone else.
  • Why solving smaller problems can prevent much bigger problems.
  • What drives people to “hate” on someone when they start to grow.
  • Why you must take ownership of your greatness starting immediately.

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

This is a very, very special episode. While I was on the road traveling for multiple speaking events, we put together a meetup event for listeners of The Model Health Show in Chicago. It was super last minute, but we totally filled up the event space, and the energy was amazing!

It was such a gift to hang out with everyone, and we got to do a little something special that no one was expecting. We did a LIVE recording of The Model Health Show right there on the spot!

With Jade and our behind the scenes tech guru Shoe on the scene, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to make it happen. We did this special Q & A episode and the energy and insights were running wild. Today you’re going to learn some of my biggest observations in building a successful health & wellness company, how to ensure you stay consistent with your health practices on the road, how late night exercise impacts your body, and so much more! You never know what amazing things can happen when you take inspired action. I’m so grateful to everyone who came out to share their time with us, and I’m incredibly grateful to share this experience with you.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why being complementary instead or threatening can help you change situations from the inside out.
  • Why studying personal development is critical to every area of your life.
  • The #1 thing you must do to become elite in any field.
  • How big failures can transform into huge successes.
  • Why it’s important to connect healthy lifestyle changes with something deeper in our lives.
  • How MCT oil impacts appetite.
  • One critical step to being consistent in your health & fitness practices.
  • Why you need to reframe your idea of treating yourself with food.
  • How evening exercise can impact your sleep quality.
  • What impact falling asleep with the television on has on your health.

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Hippocrates said that, “All disease begins in the gut.” Sure there are some other potential factors for the onset of illness, but for the man considered to be the father of modern medicine to say this, it’s definitely something that we need to stop and think about.

He knew then what we know now, which is the human gut is literally the foundation for our lives. This is the place that food cells get converted into you cells. This is the place that houses over 80 percent of your body’s immune system. This is the place that accommodates the microorganisms that control nearly everything about your health.

The human gut is the birthplace of your microbiome. And today you’re going to learn how to optimize your health by optimizing this remarkable world in your belly.

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a renowned gastroenterologist, and one of the world’s leading experts on the microbiome. Her strategies and treatments have helped thousands of people worldwide recover from issues like IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, candida overgrowth, gut dysbiosis and more. Her methods are all-encompassing, easy to implement, and they just make sense (as you’ll see!). This information can be absolutely life changing for so many people, so please make sure to share it with your family and friends! Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Dr. Chutkan’s life outdoors and ‘dirty childhood’ influenced her approach as a physician.
  • Why being a gastroenterologist is incredibly sexy right now (well, as sexy as it could be).
  • What your microbiome actually is.
  • Why our societal fixation on killing bacteria is incredibly dangerous.
  • How the template for our microbiome is set at birth.
  • How the rising rates of C-section births are impacting our society’s health.
  • What HMOs are and why they are critical for the healthy development of children.
  • Why we need to be incredibly cautious with antibiotic use.
  • What some of the overlooked causes of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are.
  • What gene modulation is.
  • How gut dysbiosis works and how it can contribute to many diseases.
  • Why diversity is critical for our internal and external environments.
  • What practical ways you can use to get exposure to more healthy microbes.
  • What essential (but overlooked) thing probiotic supplements require to be effective.
  • The surprising way that millions of people are consuming antibiotics on a regular basis.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm CDT

The secrets to health and happiness can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places.

When we are children we are endowed with a mastery for joy and health that we can lose track of as the years roll on. Our search for a return to health and happiness can consume us. But because we are so preoccupied with looking into the future, we often forget to take a second and look down at the little heroes who are passionately showing us the way.

In today’s special episode you’ll discover the 5 specific things that kids can teach us about living a happy, healthy life. Many of the things you’ll learn are backed by surprising and powerful clinical research. Yet, you don’t need a study to tell you just how good it feels to put these timeless, brilliant activities into play for yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How playing impacts your genetic expression.
  • Why our mindset around play shifts as we get older.
  • The surprising ways that play impacts your brain health.
  • How to incorporate more play into your life.
  • Why all of your emotions are valuable.
  • What we need to learn from kids about emotional wellness.
  • Why imagination is critical to success.
  • How your imagination and memory are intimately connected.
  • How your imagination can help you reframe and heal from past experiences.
  • Why you need to take more control over imagineering your life.
  • Which powerful supplement is being studied for its neuroprotective effects.
  • How a childlike curiosity can benefit us as adults.
  • What children can teach us about achieving our goals.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

Your thyroid is the master regulator of your metabolism. Any endeavors for healthy weight loss or weight gain are all governed by your hyper-intelligent thyroid gland.

Today, more than ever, there’s a war being waged against your thyroid gland. Environmental pollution, nutrient deficiencies, and unchecked stress are all putting a dire burden on this critical gland. Millions of people are being stricken with thyroid issues, and conventional medicine doesn’t have a solution for it.

The standard approach is to counterattack the thyroid gland using dangerous medications, removing your thyroid gland, or even destroying your thyroid gland with radiation as a method of “treatment”.

If the thyroid is already being attacked by our abnormal conditions today, what sense does it make to attack the thyroid even more? Why wouldn’t we support the thyroid and help it to perform normally? Why wouldn’t we focus un removing the underlying cause of the thyroid condition so that there’s nothing to battle in the first place?

That’s where Dr. Amy Myers comes in.

Amy Myers, MD is a renown leader in functional medicine and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Autoimmune Solution. She’s been a pioneer in helping the public at large truly understand thyroid function and how to safely and naturally reverse even the most difficult thyroid issues. What’s even more powerful is that Dr. Myers is teaching all of us from firsthand experience as a thyroid patient herself. She’s here today to share her story and to share with you how to have amazing, vibrant health by optimizing the function of this remarkable gland.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Dr. Amy Myers’ own thyroid struggles transformed her life and shifted her career.
  • How conventional medicine treats hyperthyroid and hypothyroid conditions.
  • Why having a functioning thyroid enables your body to respond to your lifestyle.
  • What Grave’s disease is and the symptoms it causes.
  • How conventional physicians tend to misdiagnose and mistreat thyroid conditions.
  • Why normal thyroid labs doesn’t necessarily mean you have healthy thyroid function.
  • What your various thyroid hormones are and what they do (this is important!).
  • What can cause your reverse T3 to go out of optimal range.
  • Why thyroid conditions are far more prevalent today.
  • Which nutrient deficiencies can cause thyroid problems.
  • How your gut health deeply impacts your thyroid function.
  • The surprising ways that stress can cause severe thyroid problems.

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How can a society with access to infinite information struggle so mightily with an issue like weight loss? I think that one major reason is that knowledge of the body and how it works is advertised to be complex and difficult to understand. We, as a society, are led to believe that our own bodies (that we call home!) are far too confusing that only a small percentage of people seem to understand the truth about them.

Well, I’m here to share with you that the truth surrounding how your body and metabolism works is simple, attainable, and your birthright to know about. Galileo said, “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Today we have the incredible Dr. Jade Teta on to help you discover how your amazing metabolism works so that you can be empowered to create the body and life you want.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What hormones actually are.
  • The amazing things that can happen when “passion bumps into purpose”.
  • Why the way we think about metabolism is terribly wrong.
  • What The Law of Metabolic Compensation is.
  • Why muscle is expensive for your body to carry.
  • How fat and muscle release “metabolic smoke”.
  • What Metabolic Multitasking is (this is powerful!).
  • What the heck HEC is and how it impacts your body.
  • The 4 different ways to shift your ratio of diet and exercise to keep your metabolism responding.
  • Why “structured flexibility” is so important to changing your body composition.
  • How woman can cross-train their menstrual cycle for better fitness results.
  • Whether or not you can spot-treat stubborn fat areas.
  • Which supplements are clinically proven to be helpful for fat loss.

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