The Model Health Show

You don’t have to look far to find data (and opinions!) about the current pandemic. From news outlets to social media feeds, it can feel overwhelming to be constantly submerged into a plethora of information and scary statistics. But from a scientific perspective, it’s important to put context to the data in order to have a comprehensive grasp on what’s really happening. 

There’s no one better suited to help us gain a deeper understanding of reporting statistics and infection rates than Dr. Alan Preston. Dr. Preston is an expert in the field of epidemiology. On today’s show, he’s back to paint a broader picture when it comes to public health and virus transmission. 

You’re going to hear what goes into coronavirus testing and reporting, the importance of understanding measurement periods, and how to understand the burden of disease. Dr. Preston is also diving into the truth about death rates, economic implications, and why taking responsibility for your own health is so critical during this time. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The three ways that COVID-19 cases are reported.
  • What it means to be presumed positive. 
  • The difference between a PCR test and an antigen test. 
  • Why understanding subtypes is important when interpreting data. 
  • How to calculate a mortality rate. 
  • The difference between dying from COVID-19 and dying with COVID-19.
  • How COVID-19 deaths and chronic illnesses are linked. 
  • The importance of taking ownership of your own health.
  • How to actually boost the production of your natural killer cells.
  • What herd immunity is. 
  • The far-reaching implications of the economic shutdown.
  • What you need to know about hospital capacities. 
  • How stress impacts the immune system. 
  • The importance of being considerate and compassionate to others. 

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For many folks, right now is a trying time. Between lockdowns, changes in school schedules, and skyrocketing unemployment rates, it’s easy to feel like is out of control. But when it comes down to it, there are a lot of aspects of your life that you can directly affect if you are intentional. 

Your personal health, your financial situation, the quality of your relationships, and your mental health are all areas that you have the power to positively impact. If you want to see improvement in those areas, you have to ask yourself empowering questions. From those answers, you can establish habits that will bring you results. 

In this episode of the Model Health Show, you’re going to hear how to positively shift your health, finances, relationships, and mental health. You’ll learn about the importance of creating a healthy mindset under changing conditions, and some questions you can ask yourself to shift your life in a positive direction. I hope this episode empowers you to become the authority in your own life and inspires you to build a healthy mindset that can withstand whatever life throws your way.  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What instinctual elaboration is. 
  • The importance of improving the quality of the questions you ask yourself. 
  • What is the greatest thing you can do to push humanity forward. 
  • How to become empowered by your struggles and challenges.
  • The importance of identifying your greatest strengths. 
  • What the number one risk factor is for dying from infectious diseases. 
  • Why you need to get creative with your workouts. 
  • The number one cause of poor health in the US. 
  • Why your level of success is a culmination of your habits. 
  • Ways that unemployment can adversely affect people’s lives. 
  • An exercise that can help you identify additional streams of income.  
  • How to use this time to engage in the things you were born to do.
  • What it means to shift to a value creation paradigm.
  • The importance of finding creative ways to nurture your relationships. 
  • How to take control of your mental hygiene. 
  • What the greatest bridge to transformation is.  

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With the realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama

There are times in our lives when exterior circumstances can feel heavy and overburdening. Between a global pandemic, social unrest, and whatever you might be going through in your personal life, it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed. If you’re experiencing high levels of stress, the most important thing to remember is that you are resilient, you are strong, and you are equipped to overcome.  

Having that awareness really boils down to one key character trait: confidence. If you’re confident in your ability to face the challenges in your path, you’ll thrive through the hardships and come out even stronger. The good news is, your confidence is a muscle that you have the capacity to build. 

In this episode of the Model Health Show, you’re going to hear eight powerful messages to encourage you to cultivate confidence. You’ll learn where your confidence comes from, simple tips and strategies you can use to build your confidence, and how you can train your mind to become more positive and resilient. I hope this episode reminds you of your strength and your capacity for greatness, no matter what life throws at you. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Where confidence actually comes from. 
  • The one thing you can do to build your self-confidence.
  • Why your self-worth is like a thermostat.  
  • How confidence and preparation go hand-in-hand.
  • Why it’s so important to stay in your lane. 
  • The two different ways you can allow fear to impact your choices. 
  • How to get physically stronger can push you to become more confident in other areas.
  • What the poker chip theory of self-esteem is. 
  • How to train your brain to focus on your accomplishments and positive experiences. 
  • Why having a fear of the worst-case scenario keeps you stuck. 
  • How to create brief successes to help you build confidence.
  • What the number one judgment is in our lives.
  • Why fear is an opportunity for self-love.  

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What do you think of when you hear the term body fat? If you’re like most Americans, you probably think of body fat as a cosmetic issue. But the truth is, our body fat is a critical part in our health, including hormone regulation, immune function, and metabolic processes. 

In our chronically overweight society, many people have an overabundance of body fat—but struggle to actually burn it off. There’s a huge misconception that this is a willpower deficiency, but in reality, a metabolic problem is a serious biochemical imbalance. Luckily, it’s one that can be corrected with a few simple and straightforward shifts. 

In her new book, The Fatburn Fix, Dr. Cate Shanahan shares how an overabundance of vegetable oils in the Standard American Diet leads to the inability to burn body fat. On this episode of the Model Health Show, Dr. Cate is back to share about the biochemistry of highly refined oils, how the human metabolism runs most efficiently, and how simple swaps in your diet can make you a better fat burner. Enjoy!  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the best exercise you can do is.  
  • How to make your body crave exercise. 
  • Why body fat is the number one determinant of our health. 
  • How your body’s metabolism works.
  • Why the idea of metabolism speed is a misconception. 
  • How the makeup of human body fat has changed over time. 
  • The problem with highly refined seed oils.  
  • What PUFAs are. 
  • Why the percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acid in your body fat matters. 
  • The three biggest food sources of processed oils. 
  • How inflammation and body fat are interconnected. 
  • The link between vegetable oils and COVID-19 effects. 
  • Why canola oil is more common than olive oil.
  • How your body fat controls your temperament.
  • The two different types of sugar addiction. 
  • How processed oils are made. 

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This year has been a time for deep reflection, societal shifts, and hard conversations. Between being quarantined at home for months and our society experiencing an awakening of racial disparities, to say it’s a strange time would be an understatement. 

While major events in the world might seem out of our control, we each hold so much power in our ability to create meaning, engage in important conversations, and spark change around us. On today’s show, Anne Stevenson is back to share her perspective on navigating relationships through difficult seasons, the power of empathy, and how we can all learn more—and in turn, do better. 

You’re going to hear about maintaining bonds when under pressure, the importance of self-care, and why having a willingness to learn is at the root of real change. Anne is sharing tips on strengthening relationships, growing through difficulties, and what it takes to be a true ally. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How our relationship dynamic was forced to change in early 2020.
  • What we can learn from our collective experience in quarantine. 
  • Why Anne’s perspective on homeschooling recently evolved. 
  • How to handle stress in relationships during this unique time.
  • The importance of creating yearly goals. 
  • Why now is an opportunity to up-level and strengthen your connections.
  • The role that self-care plays in activism. 
  • Why we all need to examine our own biases. 
  • How education and a willingness to learn can help our society heal. 
  • The pervasive problem with deflecting serious issues. 
  • How compassion empathy can create change. 
  • Why we’re in the midst of a rising of consciousness. 
  • The three types of empathy. 
  • What Black people really need from white allies. 
  • Why studying is at the foundation of a well-rounded belief. 
  • How education can strengthen your ability to call out injustices. 
  • Ways you can encourage diversity within your community. 
  • The importance of taking action on what resonates with you. 

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