The Model Health Show

For hundreds of years, humans naturally fasted during the nighttime hours. Our bodies function in accordance with the circadian rhythm in every way, including our hormones, digestion, neurotransmitters, and so much more. But in our modern society, we have access to food, light, and technology around the clock. We’ve lost touch with an essential pattern that our genes have come to expect.

On this compilation episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear the best moments from my past interviews with the amazing Dr. Amy Shah. She is a double-board certified physician who specializes in circadian medicine, fasting, and gut health. You’re going to learn about how your circadian timing system works, how it influences your genes, hormones, brain, and overall health.

You’ll hear powerful insights on how to optimize your health through aligning with the circadian rhythm. Understanding this information can help boost your energy levels, reduce your risk for diseases, improve your body composition, and so much more. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the suprachiasmatic nucleus is, and how it works.
  • The percentage of our genes that have a circadian rhythm.
  • Why constant light exposure can damage your cells.
  • The problem with daylight saving time.
  • How overnight fasting can improve rates of cancer and metabolic disease.
  • Why your body is more sensitive to light cues at night.
  • The importance of getting exposure to natural light during the day.
  • What circadian fasting is, and how to do it right.
  • The definition of metabolic switch and how to activate it.
  • How circadian patterns influence our gut bacteria.
  • Why your clock genes need natural light for optimal function.
  • The connection between obesity and circadian rhythms.
  • Why eating late at night disrupts your body’s natural patterns.
  • Dr. Shah’s morning routine.
  • What chrononutrition is.
  • How your hunger hormones work.
  • The connection between your gut health and mental health.
  • How simply getting more sunlight can help you stay satiated.

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