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

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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There’s a wonderful quote from Carl Jung that says, “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Our deepest relationships transform us. And which direction that chemical reaction goes can make all of the difference in the world. You can end up with a beautiful reaction that breathes life into everyone who’s around it, or a not-so-good reaction that can smother everyone in the room. The thing is, we don’t have to sit idly by and just hope that things will mix well together. We can actually uncover which things work great together, and put them into action for ourselves!

There will be nothing that impacts your life more than the quality of your most intimate relationship. Becoming a great “relationship chemist” will bring you more health, happiness, and success than you can even imagine.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the #1 most influential thing on your health actually is.
  • What’s instinctual in a relationship and what’s not.
  • What the 6 core human needs are.
  • Why it’s important to find your partner’s #1 driving force.
  • Why “you should just know” is a huge mistake in relationships.
  • How curiosity can be healing for a relationship.
  • Why modeling is critical to relationship success.
  • Why compromising with your partner might not be the best idea.
  • The importance of dating and how to ensure you have 1-on-1 time.
  • How personal development plays a crucial role in development as a couple.
  • What to do when you feel like your partner isn’t with you on your ideas.
  • Why acknowledgement plays a critical role in the evolution of relationships.
  • How health & fitness tie into a healthy, thriving relationship.
  • What the 2 most important words in a relationship are.
  • How to immediately find common ground when you’re in an argument with your partner.
  • How to turn your relationship irritations into admirations.

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You’ve probably heard the quote that “timing is everything”. But what if it’s true? What if the key to better relationships, better health, and more success in our lives really isn’t just about what we do or how we do it, but when we do it that makes all of the difference in the world?

Today you’re going to learn about the fascinating research surrounding biological chronotypes. This cutting-edge science proves that there’s an optimal time for each person to do everything from eating a snack, to exercising, to having sex, to asking their boss for a raise that’s totally unique to their chronotype.

Board-certified sleep specialist and bestselling author Dr. Michael Breus is here to give you the skinny on how to tap into the potential of your chronotype and leverage The Power of When!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What inspired Dr. Breus to focus on clinical sleep medicine.
  • What a biological chronotype is.
  • Why Dr. Breus shifted his focus to assessing and treating his patients based on chronotypes.
  • Which chronotype tends to be early risers and go-getters in their careers.
  • Which chronotype makes up the greatest percentage of people in our society.
  • How chronotypes finally help people realize there's nothing "wrong" with them when they don't fit into the norms of society.
  • What a high/low sleep drive is.
  • A surprising study that proves chronotherapy is an incredibly effective treatment for depression.
  • The #1 historical event that disrupted our biological clocks.
  • How jet lag and living in different parts of the world can affect your chronotype.
  • What the perfect time is to ask your boss for a raise (the science will surprise you!).
  • Which chronotype has a tendency to indulge in a late night snack.
  • How the science of biological chronotypes relates to children.
  • What the best time is to take a nap and how long a nap should be.

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There are tons of great tips out there making waves for improving your sleep quality. Many of these tips are life-changing. But for some people, sleeping in a cooler, darker, tech-free room, might not be enough.

I have to say, I was absolutely floored when I found out just how much our gut health impacts our sleep quality. I believe this to be the missing key for millions of people struggling with sleep issues who are only seeing slight improvements with the popular sleep-health tips out there.

Realizing this is where many of the most common sleep issues are rooted, I felt it was a MUST to create a masterclass on it so that you know the ins and outs of this amazing gut-brain-sleep connection.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your gut is often referred to as “the second brain”.
  • Which neurotransmitter found in the gut has a profound influence on your mood.
  • How a specific sleep hormone precursor also enhances your digestion.
  • The shocking amount of melatonin that’s found in your gut.
  • How your gut actually tells your brain what to do (and not the other way around).
  • How bacteria in your gut can influence your sleep quality.
  • Which common things can destroy your gut microbiome.
  • What every long-living culture uses to support their microbiome.
  • Why probiotic supplements won’t work without another key component.
  • How changing your sleep schedule can change your gut bacteria.
  • What decision we need to make when Netflix is calling our name.
  • Which good sleep nutrients you need to eat each day.
  • How your circadian timing system regulates your digestion.
  • Which digestive issues are intimately connected to sleep.
  • The shocking impact that nighttime artificial light has on your digestion.
  • Why the timing of your evening meals can make or break your health.
  • Which sleeping positions are the best and worst for common digestive issues.

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Mediocrity is on sale in our world today. It's cheap, easy to get, and there are even 2-for-1 discounts if you want to bring someone along with you. 

Why do we set the bar so low? And why do so many of us settle for a life of quiet desperation when we can live the life of our dreams? My friend Bo Eason has a problem with mediocrity, and he’s on fire to help people wake up to their true potential which (he will explain exactly why) is literally your birthright.

Bo’s story is absolutely incredible. Going from elite NFL player, to critically acclaimed playwright and stage performer, he knows a thing or 10,000 about what it takes to become great at something. He also knows (and will share with you today) how to pivot and carve out a new path for yourself, why it takes just one person to change your entire life, and how to truly step into your power.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What Bo did at the age of 9 that laid the foundation for his future.
  • Why the plan for your life usually doesn’t look like it’s going to work out.
  • Why Bo didn’t think his skills in football would transfer over into the real world.
  • What life-changing advice Bo received from Al Pacino.
  • Why most people fail miserably when they have the opportunity to learn from someone great (this will shock you!).
  • How we are veritably hardwired to be winners.
  • Why it’s so valuable to learn from the very best person in their respective field.
  • Why practice needs to be the center of your universe.
  • How rituals and practice give you more freedom in life.
  • What some of Bo's most important daily rituals are.
  • Why most people are late when opportunity presents itself.
  • What Bo does to accelerate recovery and improve performance.
  • What the #1 enemy in our lives is (this is important!).
  • Why it's critical for us to expand what we are aiming for in life.
  • What’s the #1 character trait we must have in order to be the best in the world.

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How do you actually know what you think?

A lot of us are under the impression that we know what we think because we hear a lot of inner chatter in our heads (straightjacket not included), or because we talk about what we think with other people. But that’s not what we really think.

The inner chatter in your head is mostly surface stuff; fluff. It’s the bright and shining outside of the orange that can easily hide the real juicy stuff in the middle. And the things you think that you share with other people - it’s filtered. A lot. Even your very best friends have probably never heard your deepest thoughts.

There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a safety mechanism to keep us comfortable and feeling as though we will be accepted. Filtering is socially acceptable because everybody does it whether they realize it or not. The only problem with it is that all of the real thoughts and feelings you have may never get looked at. The good, the bad, and the ugly in so many of our psychies is often heavily suppressed. The not-so-good stuff held in can lead to destructive behavior, depression, and addiction (to name a few) and it’s all clinically proven. And the good stuff held in can lead to living a life that’s not true to who you really are. Your visions, goals, and aspirations not analyzed and expressed can lead to supreme feelings of regret, resentment, and cause you to miss out on the incredible fulfillment that’s possible for you.

So, do you really know what you think? Today it’s time to uncover the things usually hiding in plain sight that are holding you back. Today you’re going to learn about the proven benefits of expressive writing with the one and only Katie Dalebout.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What controls everything that we think and everything that we do.
  • The surprising clinically proven impact that journaling has on depression.
  • How expressive writing can influence PTSD.
  • Why using unhealthy methods to control our weight is so prevalent in our society.
  • How Katie “accidentally” discovered the vast benefits of journaling.
  • The surprising truth about why we filter ourselves around other people.
  • Why there’s only one way to do journalling wrong.
  • What important thing journaling forces us to do.
  • What most of society uses to not feel their feelings.
  • Why curiosity is an important ingredient for understanding your own thoughts.
  • The 6 critical pointers for getting the most out of expressive writing.
  • The surprising revelation about what happens when you choose to suppress your feelings.
  • Why befriending yourself is a huge key to success and happiness.
  • What our top two favorite journaling exercises are.

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Just like any journey in life, the journey to health is a journey of discovery. Each obstacle we face is an opportunity to learn something new about ourselves. Whether it’s healing a disease or finding a way to lose that last tiny bit of body fat, changing our health starts with changing how we think.

Experimentation is our foundational tool. You have to experiment and test things out to truly find out what works for yourself. We are all unique, and what works for your best friend may only set you back on your journey even further. Sure, there are universal principles of health that can take you a very long way. Eat real food, get plenty of movement and exercise, get adequate amounts of sunlight, drink lots of clean water, cultivate healthy relationships, and do meaningful work that fulfills you. These are a few of the basic tenets for living a healthy, happy, successful life.

But what about when you want to take your health to another level? Or what about when you get hit with a real challenging situation (despite following the foundational principles)? This is where a deeper analysis needs to take place. You can take shots in the dark and see if anything (hopefully) hits, or you can take action to uncover what the real solution is by looking in the right place. How do you know unless you look? That’s the mantra of the skilled practitioner today. The guessing game is great if you’re playing Pictionary with your friends. But when it comes to your health guessing can be a massive waste of time, rob you of your results and, at worse, it can even be life-threatening. That’s why I’m so thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Anthony G. Beck.

Dr. Beck has made a habit of looking in the right place for the solutions to all manner of health problems. His advanced testing methods have helped to change my life, and he’s here today to fill you in on what you need to know to be more empowered in your own health journey. Let’s do this!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Whether or not medicinal mushrooms are good for kids.
  • What Balanced Protocol means and why it works so well.
  • Why your gut health is so influential on your health overall.
  • What GI Testing can tell you.
  • Why the best diet in the world might not be the best diet for your body.
  • How changing your food changes your microbiome.
  • Why it’s not just what you eat, but where you eat that can make all of the difference.
  • Why we need diversity in our food.
  • How many different species of bacteria we have in our gut (this is amazing!).
  • Why conventional allergy tests can misleading and outright wrong.
  • Why elimination diets don’t work (wait, what?!).
  • Which incredible blood test can tell you how “clean” your metabolism is running.
  • Why you need to be cautious about buying most probiotic supplements.

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In a world of continuous posts and pictures, our consumption and judgement of attraction is at an all-time high. But, what can get lost in all of that is, well, ourselves.

What does it mean to be attractive? How does attraction work? And why does it matter really anyway?

Well, funny enough, attraction is actually tied to our lifeline. We all want to be attractive, and we all want to feel significant. These are basic human needs that help drive along our species. Not solely for the purpose of picking a mate, but being a part of a tribe, and (evolutionarily speaking) having a better chance at survival.

On today’s show we’re talking in-depth about why being attractive matters and, more importantly, simple things that ANYONE can do to become more attractive almost instantly.

Sounds like a pretty big promise? Well, I’ve got the science to back it up. And this isn’t about a superficial, stereotypical, smoke-and-mirrors type of attraction that many of us have bought into today. This is real attraction. This is how to let your inner light shine, and how to be the most attractive version of yourself.

Marilyn Monroe said, “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it's society who’s ugly.” This important episode will be valuable for men and women all over the world who’ve battled with living up to what society has deemed as attractive. Today is an opportunity to break the chains of poor self-image, and to be more attractive, more healthy, and more of an inspiration to those around you. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we all desire to be attractive to those around us (the science).
  • What beauty really is (and what it is not).
  • Why we tend to have an unhealthy relationship with beauty.
  • 5 scientifically proven ways to be more attractive.
  • How smiling actually impacts other people’s brains.
  • What facial expression was found to be more attractive than smiling.
  • How sleep deeply impacts attractiveness.
  • What an expansive posture is (and why it matters).
  • The science behind why muscles are so attractive.
  • What personality characteristic is proven to increase your facial attractiveness.

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I remember watching the movie Wall-E with my son Braden. It is an animated movie portraying the not-too-distant future where humans have siphoned the world of it’s natural resources and moved to space, leaving Earth behind as a glorified junk yard. Talk about family fun!

Even though the context was a bit grim, the movie still highlighted the power of love, devotion, companionship, and doing the right thing. It was a good family movie that pulls on your heartstrings. But what most interested me about the movie was the depiction of the devolution of human beings who have become so engrossed in technology that they hardly ever move anymore. Every person in the film barely had to lift a finger as all of their needs were meet at the touch of a button. It might sound cool to live in a world like that, but what are the consequences?

Since they lost their desire and need to move, all of their muscles were atrophied. And to say everyone was overweight would be a monumental understatement.

Now, is this reality that far fetched? Are we not seeing the effects that our creature comforts are having on health and our ability to move normally? Yes, we definitely are! And it’s impacting BILLIONS of people whether they realize it or not.

We have to reconnect with what makes us human and what supports the highest expression of our genes. Our genes literally expect us to do certain things, and when we don’t, disease and degeneration programs kick in.

This is why today’s show is so important and absolutely life-changing. We have on one of the world’s foremost experts in human movement. She’s here to help us recalibrate our lives by making some small adjustments that can lead to decades of improved quality of life.

Biomechanist Katy Bowman will help you to discover how to avoid the Wall-E syndrome and be a much healthier, happier, functional version of yourself.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why standing is NOT the solution for sitting too much.
  • What a dynamic workstation is.
  • Why ergonomic products and workstations are destined to fail our health.
  • How our modern conveniences impact our daily movement.
  • What mechanosensors are and how they work in your body.
  • How you can literally create new body fat specifically for sitting on.
  • What some excellent (and surprising) standing workstation options are.
  • Some critical insights to make sure your standing desk isn’t hurting you.
  • The secret life of high heeled shoes and what they can do to your body.
  • What determines the amount of movement you should be getting on a daily basis.

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