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One of the biggest reasons that people give for failing to exercise, to prepare great food for themselves, and to get adequate sleep is that they don’t have enough time.

It’s kind of funny because we all share the same 24-hour clock… and there are people with 3 kids, running their own business with multiple employees, writing books, touring the country speaking, recording their own podcast and frequently doing media interviews... that still have enough time to exercise, eat healthy, get great sleep and have a wonderful family life. I know it because I am that person. This is actually my life. If I was told it would be like this 10 years ago I probably would have thought you were crazy. But, step-by-step I’ve achieved greater levels of productivity, I’ve radically increased my energy and focus, and, more important than anything, I’ve become world-class at setting and accomplishing goals.

Trust me, I didn’t get here on my own. I’ve had incredible teachers along the way who’ve taught me the tools of the trade. One of the smartest things you can ever do in your life is to learn from people who’ve already accomplished what you want to accomplish. They know the way. They have the map. And you’d be surprised just how often they’d give it to you (or at least let you take a picture of it with your phone).

Today we have for you a true genius when it comes to mastering focusing, productivity, and getting things done. Use these tools to make sure that you are constructing the life that YOU love. You’ll be able to create ample time to workout, eat healthy, get great sleep, and do work that fulfills you. Plus, you’ll be able to better enjoy the process and not end up as a fried Twinkie stuck to the couch at the end of the day. This life is your chance to do something great with it and to become all that you can be. The award-winning John Lee Dumas is going to show you how to take life by the horns. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How I was able to accomplish 1 - 2 years of work in just 100 days.
  • How John turned an idea of helping people achieve their biggest goal into one of the most successful campaigns in history.
  • How accomplishing goals in all areas of life affects your well-being.
  • Why you need to become a master of productivity.
  • What valuable strategies you can use to take back control of your time.
  • The #1 mistake people make when starting their day.
  • How we build up “residue” that blocks us from accomplishing our goals.
  • Why having discipline is radically misunderstood.
  • The difference between a focus time and a refresh time.
  • How the internet can easily manipulate your body’s dopamine system.
  • How to take full control of your focus and execute on your goals daily!

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All growth in our life is a result of learning. Learning changes our brain, it’s changes our intellect, and it changes our possibilities. There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” What we learn becomes a part of who we are, and the tools that we can access anytime we need them. That’s why learning is an invaluable skill you need to master in order to become the best version of yourself.

Today we have a very special episode with accelerated learning and memory expert, Jim Kwik! You’re going to discover some powerful tools that are going to help you learn faster immediately and improve your focus and memory for many years to come.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The 3 elements of a superhero mindset.
  • What a personal trainer for the brain is.
  • What Arnold Schwarzenegger shared with Jim about what it takes to become a champion.
  • Why you should have a not-to-do list.
  • What a switching cost is and how it impacts your productivity.
  • The 4 ways to learn everything faster and with more focus.
  • How teaching can improve your learning.
  • Why you need to decide if you’re going to be a thermometer or a thermostat.
  • How to easily and quickly recall things like names, numbers, and bullet points.
  • Why asking questions can be so valuable to learning (this is important!).
  • 10 keys to unleashing your superhero brain.
  • How much of your memory is determined by genetics and how much is within your control.

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How long do you choose to live? Have you ever thought about that before?

Life is such a delicate thing, yet it’s not something to experience without a zest and vigor that throws caution to the wind, and pulls every ounce out of this opportunity.

Rationality would say that the longer you live, the more opportunity for experiences you have. This is definitely true if, of course, you’re taking full advantage of the situation called “your life”.

Many people live less in terms of number of years, but far more in terms of experiences, fullness, and impact. Abraham Lincoln said, “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” So when you decide how long you want to live and walk in that direction, make sure that it’s tied to a strong enough why and add plenty of life to those years you’re vying for.

Today we have an absolutely phenomenal teacher, healer, and guide to help you live a longer, more fruitful life. Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a true pioneer and leading authority in the field of health and wellness. She’s here to share some powerful insights that will last you a lifetime (and a much longer, healthier lifetime at that!). So, click play, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What being ageless really means.
  • Where the concept of a retirement age came from.
  • A powerful study from Harvard University that showed how your belief system affects your aging.
  • What specific attributes that centenarians (people who are 100+ years old) all over the world share.
  • What righteous anger is.
  • Why over-screening for diseases could be problematic (this is important!).
  • What stage zero cancer is and the impact it’s having on our society.
  • Why the inventor of the PSA test for men’s prostates regrets introducing it to the world.
  • Some small pros and cons to consider about marijuana use.
  • Why curiosity and asking questions can be a tremendous key to long-term health.
  • How to reset your taste buds.
  • What it means to savor the pleasure of food.
  • How your DNA might be influencing your environment.
  • How movement is tied to longevity.

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Burning fat is an inside job. Your body has an innate intelligence that’s designed to burn more fat for fuel, or to store more fat for a rainy day. The most important realization you'll ever have is that this intelligence is all based on the programming you give it.

The good news is that there are several little known (yet incredibly powerful!) clinically proven ways to train your body to burn more fat. Today you’re going to learn how to utilize these valuable strategies to help shape your body and health for many years to come!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What water-induced thermogenesis is and how it impacts weight loss.
  • How much water you need to drink for a fat loss effect.
  • How overeating and dehydration are related
  • Tips to ensure that you’re drinking enough water each day.
  • Why sleep deprivation is one of the biggest causes of overeating.
  • Which sleep-related hormone actually helps your body burn more fat.
  • Whether or not moonlight can negatively impact sleep.
  • Which form of exercise best enhances your basal metabolic rate.
  • How cardio compares to resistance training for long-term fat loss.
  • Which overlooked category of nutrients are critical in upregulating fat loss.
  • How you can stress your way into gaining weight.
  • What specific stress management practice is proven to aid in weight loss.
  • How to activate a special kind of fat that actually BURNS fat!

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Most diets are really just guessing games. Even though a diet might claim to be the ultimate solution for health and weight loss, chances are they fail most people. And there’s a big (simple) reason why.

Since the beginning of history, humans have tried to eat everything. If you can get some of it in your mouth, somebody has tried to eat it. Sometimes it made them feel good. Sometimes it made them keel over and die. Most importantly, someone was there to document the results as time has gone on, and the foundational human diet was born.

For many years now, I often sit back and wonder what humans were really designed to eat, and if there’s really any “perfect food” for us. That question has driven me to keep searching, to keep experimenting, and to even roll the dice with my own food choices a time or fifty.

I’m so over taking courageous crap shoots with health now-a-days. I’ve settled in comfortably knowing that I can look back on the wisdom of our ancestors and know exactly what while help me be the healthiest, fittest version of myself.

This is why I love Dr. Cate Shanahan’s work so much. She has truly encapsulated what the human diet looks like. Her seminal work Deep Nutrition takes us all into the intersecting realms of our ancestral diet and what our genes truly expect from us. Today she is gracing us with her wisdom on The Model Health Show, and I’m truly honored to share her with you!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why analyzing healthy people is the missing link in today’s medicine.
  • How Dr. Shanahan began advising the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • What The Human Diet is.
  • What the 4 Pillars of World Cuisine are.
  • Why people generally think that fresh foods refer only to plants.
  • The 3 types of enzymes you need.
  • Why fermented foods are a coordinated effort to make.
  • How our senses were once used for safely testing.
  • Which food compound has been found to be drawn to your joints.
  • Which important nutrient helps hold our cells together.
  • What the closest vegetable equivalent to bone broth would be.
  • How eating organ meats were intertwined in our evolution.
  • How to incorporate more movement and family involvement in food preparation.
  • What commonly overlooked influences can affect your genetic expression.
  • The shocking truth about how vegetable oils impact your body.
  • How to upgrade your oils and fats for better health.

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The word “fat” can drum up a whole lot of uncomfortable emotions. Whether it’s fat in our food or fat on our bodies, there’s a pervasive fear around fat that makes many of us turn our heads and run.

Is this a logical fear? Well, sure it is! Especially if you’re under the impression that fat in our food and fat on our bodies are the same thing. Rationality would tell you to just steer clear of fat, and a fit, healthy body will be your grand prize. There’s just one tiny, little problem…

Millions of people have avoided dietary fat with ninja-like covert precision, yet collectively we’ve seen our society’s rates of obesity and body-fat related illness skyrocket. Was the fat in our diets the problem all along? Or was there something else happening behind the scenes?

To answer your fat-related questions we have on one of the top Functional Medicine Physicians on the planet, Mark Hyman, MD.

Dr. Hyman has been a true pioneer in the field of health and wellness, and he has ten #1 New York Times bestselling books to prove it. He walks his talk, and today he’s here to share some of the most important information regarding your nutrition choices that you’ll ever hear. So, tune in, take good notes, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Dr. Hyman’s surprising story that led him to practice medicine.
  • Why most of today’s physicians are not trained in preventative healthcare.
  • Where the controversial belief that dietary fat is bad for our health stems from.
  • How today’s fear of fat is also a language issue.
  • What’s at the root of health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity.
  • What some of the biggest benefits of dietary fats are.
  • The impact that dietary fat has on insulin.
  • Where to find nutritious fats with the most historical usage.
  • Critical insights about the potential dangers of vegetable oils.
  • Important tips for buying and storing olive oil.
  • How dietary fats impact brain health.

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You’ve probably heard the saying “mind over matter” before... but what the heck does that even mean?

Well, to put it simply… the thoughts and beliefs that we carry determine the actions that we take in our lives. Your mind is strong enough to move the rest of your “matter”, and that’s why your mindset matters so much.

Today you’re going to learn some important decisions that you get to make in determining how your mind (and thus your body) works. It’s You vs. You in the only competition that really counts… the competition for real estate in that beautiful mind of yours! The space in your mind that determines your approach to life is up for grabs, and you get to choose. Will it be an empowering mindset that helps to put more success on automatic in your life? Or will it be a disempowering mindset that holds you back and keeps you from reaching your potential? You and I both know which one you will choose, and it all starts now by pressing play and taking action!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why our psychology is more important that our mechanics.
  • How short-term losses can make us give up.
  • Why changing your mindset (and actions) happens instantly.
  • Why instant gratification can be a killer of success.
  • The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • How certain inflammatory words cause many people to retreat.
  • Why sameness is one of the biggest obstacles to improving your results.
  • What obstacles and turbulence have to do with achieving greatness.
  • A quick solution to protect yourself from excuses.
  • The difference between self-confidence and others-confidence.
  • How to have tenacity in the face of opposition.

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You’ve heard the quotes from Hippocrates time and time again, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There is true brilliance in that statement. But when you need the best medicine, what food do you go for?

Four thousands upon thousands of years mushrooms have stood head-and-shoulders above all over foods for their medicinal qualities. So much so that there’s even a category of mushrooms called medicinal mushrooms that really take the fungi cake.

Today you’re going to learn some of the surprising science on medicinal mushrooms. Our special guest Tero Isokauppila is going to blow you away with tips and insights hailing from the mushroom kingdom. You’re going to learn how to ensure you stay healthy when you travel, how to slow the aging process, how to make the world’s healthiest coffee and a whole lot more!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the 3 different categories of mushrooms are.
  • How mushrooms “eat” nutrients like humans do.
  • Why mushrooms are distinctly different from plants.
  • What human DNA and mushroom DNA have in common (this will shock you!).
  • The surprising number of top selling medications that utilize fungi.
  • The differences between mushroom spores, mycelium, and fruiting bodies.
  • How to best extract the nutrients from medicinal mushrooms.
  • What a mushroom decoction is.
  • The unique way that medicinal mushrooms interact with your immune system.
  • Which powerful antioxidants you can get from chaga mushrooms.
  • Which mushroom has the rare ability to encourage brain growth and development.
  • How safe mushrooms are and the best ways to use them.
  • Which medicinal mushroom was used as a coffee substitute.
  • Why blending medicinal mushrooms with coffee has such beneficial effects.
  • How tasting the supplement (versus taking it in pill form) might help assimilation.
  • Why extensive travel requires a change in your nutrition.
  • Which energizing mushroom has the ability to increase your oxygen utilization.

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When I think of the circle of life, I always think of where life begins (and I can’t help but think about that song from The Lion King too). We are all creators of life. We are a fertile species at one degree or another. And, as you’ll discover today, the cultivation of your fertility is tied to your life line more than you may have realized before.

Today we are seeing the highest rates of infertility ever in recorded human history. I can tell you straight away that there is solid science to prove exactly why this is. It’s an important challenge to address because our lives are literally at stake. You’re about to learn powerful, simple, clinically proven natural treatments for infertility. Plus, even more importantly, you’re going to learn why being a vibrant, fertile human being is valuable in every area of our lives.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What fertility actually means (and why it’s about more than making babies).
  • The shocking amount of toxic chemicals that are released into our environment.
  • Why female egg production is different from what was once believed.
  • How ovulation works.
  • How sperm are made and what enables sperm to be so effective at creating life.
  • Why body weight can have a huge influence on fertility levels.
  • How exercise frequency and intensity impacts fertility (this is important!).
  • The surprising role that sleep plays in fertility.
  • Specific tips to instantly improve your sleep and normalize hormone production.
  • Why not all nighttime light is problematic for our health.
  • Which common food additives are heavily linked to infertility.
  • How soda impacts fertility (this is insane!)
  • Which critical fertility nutrients you need to know about.
  • What the top fertility foods in the world are.
  • How stress influences fertility and how to lower your overall stress load.
  • How things like underwear, smoking, and lubricants impact fertility.

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Everything in the universe moves. Even the most laidback tree is made of atoms that are vibrating and spinning faster than your eyes can see. They move within and without the earth. They help to shape their environment, and, amazingly, their environment helps to shape them.

It might surprise you to know just how much like a tree you really are. You are, indeed, and mover and shaker within your environment, but your environment helps to move you too. As biomechanist Katy Bowman has shared with us in past conversations, your environment actually shapes your body. That body that you have (take a look down at all of that glory for a second) has been shaped by your actions and environmental stimuli. Your body is best equipped to handle the consistent loads that are placed on it. Whether it from the subtle forces of your office chair or the more obvious forces of a barbell on your shoulders. Your body is your receipt from the loads you’ve experienced. For better or for worse, this is how the system works.

Today we’re going to take things a step further (pun totally intended) as Katy reveals to you the other hidden, yet profound ways that your environment moves you. As you’ll discover today, science moves, nature moves, and food moves in a way that shapes our reality as we know it. Movement matters today more than ever, so take these insights and walk into a more empowered way of life. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What it means to be a willing student.
  • What drove Katy to live the science she was learning (when so few scientist do).
  • Why science moves and how rigid science beliefs can cause “overuse injuries”.
  • How fixed views can encourage dismissive (and even violent) responses.
  • What your movement fingerprint is.
  • How humans have psychologically displaced themselves from nature.
  • Why a Twinkie isn’t as unnatural as we thought.
  • Why nutrition facts are interesting, but don’t have much functionality in the natural world.
  • How humans are very much like trees (physically and metaphysically).
  • Why human movement is bound to food.
  • The #1 way to move more, eat better, and support the planet all at the same time.
  • Specific tips to move more for your meals (and make your meals radically healthier!).

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