The Model Health Show

As we enter a new year and a new decade, there’s no better time to take in-depth look at your overall health. Our culture tends to laser focus on nutrition and exercise, but those are just two pieces of a larger, more complex picture. Your overall health snapshot encompasses so much more than the foods on your plate or the hours you log in the gym.

Most of us live a full and busy lifestyle, which overtime creates a state of depletion and burnout in our bodies. New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci knows firsthand the struggles of being overworked, overstressed, and feeling depleted. Her new book, Dr. Kellyann’s Cleanse and Reset was inspired by her personal anecdote of overcoming burnout and regaining her health. 

Today you’re going to hear about how a cleanse can help you beat fatigue and depletion, and leave you feeling vibrant and restored. Dr. Kellyann is sharing how you can feed your DNA the food it craves, and how maximizing your nutrition can help you function at optimum levels. You’re also going to learn about healing your gut, reducing inflammation, and becoming more efficient at burning fat. Dr. Kellyann wants to help change the paradigm around cleansing and detoxing, and I hope this interview will inspire you to feel your best in 2020! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why you need to make flexibility and adaptability part of your routine in 2020.
  • How visiting a bookstore can help you identify your passions. 
  • What inspired Kellyann to pursue naturopathic medicine. 
  • How burnout is affecting many successful people today.
  • Why you should set strict boundaries with your devices. 
  • Common indications that your body needs a reset. 
  • How to eat in a way that your DNA craves. 
  • Why optimizing your nutrition can improve your brain function. 
  • The importance of supplying your body with high-quality protein.
  • How glycine can help you lose fat and simultaneously maintain muscle mass.
  • What collagen is and why it matters for human health and longevity. 
  • The three main principles Kellyann uses to help her patients feel better. 
  • How collagen helps with insulin regulation. 
  • The truth about detoxes, and how to think of them differently.
  • Two main reasons why drinking infused water can be so impactful.
  • The link between collagen consumption and healthy skin. 
  • How bone broth can be beneficial for achy joints.
  • The undeniable health benefits of gelatin. 
  • How dry brushing works, and why you should incorporate it into your routine. 

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw 

When was the last time you engaged in play? On some level, kids (and even animals!) understand the release that comes with play, but as adults, we tend to overlook and neglect its importance. Adults need to play too, and studies show that playing can influence the expression of over 1200 genes in our brains. 

Playing can be an effective way to destress from your hectic lifestyle, stimulate your creativity, and improve your relationships. This concept is highlighted in Aaron Alexander’s new book, The Align Method. Today Aaron is sharing how often overlooked concepts like play, posture, and alignment can have far-reaching impacts on our overall health. 

You’ll learn about exercises you can use to feel your best, the link between posture and emotions, and the power of cultivating a physical relationship with yourself. I hope this interview inspires you to think differently about how the subtle things you do every day can impact your health and happiness. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Aaron’s insecurities got him interested in health, and how his motive has shifted. 
  • Why changing your environment can have a powerful impact on your well-being.
  • How your posture can mirror your emotions.
  • What mechanotransduction is. 
  • The importance of play for human happiness. 
  • Examples of positions the body naturally wants to experience.
  • The link between social engagement and the body’s autonomic nervous system.
  • How play teaches us about boundaries and respect. 
  • What neuroception, interoception, and proprioception are. 
  • A simple exercise you can use to observe your internal world. 
  • The power of listening to your body. 
  • Why you should think of your body like a cell phone.
  • What proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation is. 
  • The power of cultivating a physical relationship with yourself.
  • Why the term “monkey bars” is a misnomer. 
  • What practicing hanging can do for your body’s functionality. 
  • How harboring shame can limit you.

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Have you ever thought about what happiness actually means, and how you can experience more of it? Science shows us that as long as your basic needs are met, you actually have the capacity to learn to be happier. Like most things in life, you’ve got to put in the work if you want to cultivate happiness on a regular basis.  

On today’s show, we’re diving deep into the topic of creating happiness. You’ll learn about the science of happiness, its history throughout human evolution, and how happiness occurs on a biochemical level. You’ll hear about the four core components of happiness, and how to incorporate them into your routine. 

Most importantly, you’re going to discover seven strategies (with practical action steps) that you can implement in order to create a more fulfilled, happier you in the New Year!  So listen in, take good notes, and let’s cultivate the art of happiness. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The subtle distinction between happiness and pleasure.
  • What positive psychology is. 
  • Which genes contribute to overall happiness.
  • What percentage of genetics is attributed to our life satisfaction. 
  • The three brain structures, and their connection to our emotions. 
  • How your thoughts can influence your emotions. 
  • Why our brains are evolutionarily wired to seek out problems. 
  • Which hormones and neurotransmitters play a part in your happiness. 
  • The four core components of happiness. 
  • How humor trains your brain to seek out joy. 
  • Why you should write down a list of things that make you happy. 
  • The importance of investing in your health. 
  • What it means to have a positive history analysis of your life. 
  • How receiving and embracing compliments can make you happier. 
  • The power of gratitude for overall happiness. 
  • Why it’s so important to be cognizant of your language. 

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In our culture, we’re always striving for more—a fitter body, a more Instagrammable house, or a more substantial paycheck. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having aspirations, cultivating those goals is a meaningless pursuit unless it comes from a strong foundation of self-worth. You are capable of achieving your goals because you are deserving of them, not because you are lacking in some way. 

This can be a hard skill to master because many of us have a laundry list of skills and traits we believe we could improve upon. But you’ll find that your life will change if you can simply believe that you are enough, that you are deserving, and you are worth it.

That’s why I’m excited to share this conversation with Marisa Peer. Marisa is a world-renowned therapist, a best-selling author, and a specialist in teaching simple steps that produce life-changing results. On today’s show, she’s sharing the transformation that’s available to you by simply believing you are enough. You’ll hear about the incredible power of your thoughts and words, how to change your behaviors by making them familiar, and how to manifest anything you want. Marisa’s insights are truly groundbreaking, so get ready to listen in, take notes, and change the way you think!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Marisa coached Vogue Magazine to shift their tone and messaging. 
  • The effects that the media can have on our self-esteem.
  • Why Marisa finds the conventional therapy model frustrating.
  • The framework of Rapid Transformational Therapy.
  • How your thoughts can influence your reality.
  • Why our minds tend to be scared of hunger.
  • The importance of being intentional and positive with your words.
  • How your mindset affects your finances, and how to remove your wealth blocks.
  • Why 70% of lottery winners lose their winnings. 
  • How self-criticism can lead to depression. 
  • Why your brain loves to repeat familiar patterns. 
  • How to change your habits by talking about them. 
  • What you need to know about ownership language. 
  • How to be specific and detailed in your manifestation. 
  • Why unhappiness comes from feeling unworthy. 
  • The importance of following your dreams and sharing your gifts with the world. 

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The word “detox” has become somewhat of a buzzword in the health and wellness space, and a marketing strategy on social media. However, detoxification is a process that your body naturally experiences. If you have a liver, lymphatic system, and skin, your body knows exactly how to eliminate toxins. 

In Ayurvedic medicine, supporting your body’s detoxification system involves both nourishing your body with the nutrients it needs to work at its optimal level, as well as reducing your overall toxic burden. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a boatload of money on special teas and supplements in order to support your body’s natural detoxification process.

In fact, there are a handful of practical, simple strategies you can use to support your digestion and liver, as well as eliminate harmful toxic chemicals from your lifestyle. And there’s no one better to learn this lesson from than today’s guest, Dr. Alejandro Junger. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The experience that inspired Dr. Junger to shift from traditional to functional medicine.
  • How Dr. Junger became interested in meditation.
  • The basic mechanisms of the Ayurvedic Dosha system.
  • How the concept of detoxification has been corrupted in our society.
  • The three different Dosha types. 
  • How chemicals in our modern lifestyle can cause diseases. 
  • What lipophilic means. 
  • How to support your liver’s natural detoxification process. 
  • Why giving your digestive system a break can help your body detoxify.
  • How to ease the overall workload of your digestive system.
  • Why intermittent fasting is natural for your body’s processes. 
  • Two different strategies for allowing your digestive system to rest. 
  • How eating more variety improves your intestinal flora. 
  • The role that nutrients play in the detoxification process. 
  • What you need to know about allergy testing.
  • The power of an individualized elimination diet. 

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Setting goals is an important part of growth, but often people make goals without the wherewithal to see things through. This is why so many people fail at popular New Year’s resolutions. Goals, like saving money or getting in shape, are broad and without a plan in place, they can be pretty hard to accomplish. In order to create lasting change, you have to implement an actionable, digestible strategy to help you reach those goals. 

Instead of aimlessly working toward what you want, it’s much more effective to reverse engineer your life and create direct action steps that can bring you to your goal. This gives you a sense of clarity and a direct roadmap to become who you want to be. 

Steve Weatherford has used this strategy in many aspects of his life, from becoming the fittest man in the NFL to building strong relationships with his wife and children. His superpower is reverse engineering his visions and bringing them to reality. No matter what you plan to accomplish in the new year, an actionable and intentional approach is key. Today, Steve is going to give you the tools and the inspiration to put together your own strategy. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What it means to align yourself with your goals. 
  • How perfectionism can stop you from feeling fulfilled. 
  • Four ways to determine if your commitments are in alignment with your goals.
  • How to implement a system to help you determine how to spend your time. 
  • The four core principles to having an amazing relationship. 
  • Why you should think of your time as currency.
  • How following your heart can help others’ dreams come true.
  • What it means to leave a legacy. 
  • The importance of connection in a relationship. 
  • What it means to be an intentional executor. 
  • The power of reverse engineering your goals. 
  • How using a vision board can help you create a strategy. 
  • The difference between planning and strategizing. 
  • Why you should start now on your New Year’s Resolutions. 

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