The Model Health Show

It’s no secret that the way we eat can put a powerful hold over our mood. Tropes like eating ice cream after a breakup or becoming a different, more irritable person when hungry exist because they are true. Our diets and our emotions are intimately tied in complex ways.

On today’s show, we’re going to dive into the complex relationship between our diets and our emotions. You’ll learn how food impacts the way we operate in our relationships, as well as how we interact on a larger scale in our community. This episode contains studies on how nutrient inputs affect your brain, plus actionable steps you can take to eat in a way that supports your emotional well-being. 

You’ll learn about blood sugar balance, the areas of the brain that are impacted by our food choices, and how being undernourished can lead to behavioral issues, health problems, and more. You’re also going to hear about a framework from Eat Smarter about identifying your hangry monster so you can build your self-awareness around your biological needs and how they impact your behavior. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How blood sugar crashes can affect our mood. 
  • The role that the amygdala reacts to shifts in blood sugar. 
  • A framework to identify your hangry monster. 
  • How to become more aware of how your biology affects your mood. 
  • The staggering effects of hyperactivity in the amygdala.
  • How nutrient deficiencies can impact the prefrontal cortex. 
  • What percentage of US citizens are clinically obese. 
  • How our culture encourages and supports disease.
  • The link between malnutrition and mental health issues.
  • How even small dietary changes have been proven to improve rates of depression.
  • The link between low quality food and ADHD in children.
  • Why omega 3s are a key nutrient for brain and behavioral health.
  • How DHA and EPA contribute to the brain’s structural integrity.
  • Real food sources of omega 3s.
  • The difference between animal-derived omega 3s and plant-derived omega 3s.
  • How our relationships can impact our food choices.
  • The incredible results of sitting down and eating a meal with your family. 
  • How simple behavioral shifts can improve the way our children relate to food.   
  • What you need to know about government subsidies for processed foods.
  • The importance of getting educated about the power of food. 
  • How to vote with your dollar and how to influence policy change. 

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

What is inspiration, and where does it come from? If you’ve ever had a meaningful idea spark or felt deeply compelled to follow your heart toward a certain goal, then you know that being inspired is often a profound, intuitive feeling. But sometimes, we can get disconnected from our inspiration.  

If you’re seeking a way to reconnect with your intuition, overcome fear, and take action, today’s guest is here to show you the way. Author and world-renowned meditation teacher Light Watkins is back on The Model Health Show to share insights and inspiration from his new book, Knowing Where to Look. You’re going to hear powerful ideas about coping with stress, prioritizing your time, and how to find your intuitive inspiration. 

Light’s ideas and stories are profoundly motivating, and I hope this interview will encourage you to understand the depth of what is possible for you. You’re going to learn about positive thinking, channeling discipline, and so much more. Click play, listen in, and enjoy this interview with Light Watkins! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The two main ways that we deal with stress. 
  • How expanding your awareness can help you cope with negative thoughts.
  • The importance of serving others. 
  • Why bad outcomes are often a product of unaligned priorities.
  • What our most valuable asset is. 
  • Creative ways to hold yourself accountable. 
  • The truth about discipline. 
  • How a meditation practice can bring value to all areas of your life. 
  • Why stress can block you from doing the things you want to do. 
  • What inspiration actually is and where it truly comes from.
  • How being present can help you find your inspiration. 
  • The difference between ego and legitimate inspiration. 
  • What the displacement theory is. 
  • The two different directions that life can take us.
  • How your internal guidance is like a GPS.
  • One huge misconception about successful people. 
  • The power of taking the first step toward your goals.

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For over a year now, many folks have spent a substantial amount of time locked inside their homes. While many public officials have urged staying home for the sake of health, this type of drastic, long-term lifestyle shift can have serious ramifications on our overall wellness. Staying inside can contribute to poor sleeping habits, physical inactivity, and other routines that negatively impact our bodies, ultimately leaving us more susceptible to infections.  

The basis of human health simply comes down to a few principles. The most foundational habits can cumulatively have the biggest impacts on your health. That’s why now more than ever, it’s critical to stay hydrated, get quality sleep, move your body, and eat nutritious foods.

Today’s guest, Abel James is here to share about getting back to basics with our health and lifestyle choices. This episode also contains powerful conversations about becoming the ultimate authority of your own wellness, keeping an awareness about your biases, and how to bring finances into the realm of holistic health. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The number one health issue we’re facing right now. 
  • What percentage of people have gained weight over the past year.
  • Why the answers to our biggest health problems have simple solutions. 
  • The importance of bioindividuality and personalized medicine. 
  • How to integrate small habits into your routine. 
  • Why now is a great time to start a business. 
  • A history of our financial system, and how the dollar is becoming increasingly worthless.
  • Why you should consider diversifying your cash flow, and why financial health matters.
  • What it means to be cognizant of your media diet.
  • How to detach from fear-based messaging. 
  • Important nutrients to incorporate into your diet for immune health.
  • Why simple, preventative health principles are so powerful. 
  • The power of reading books. 
  • How to flip the paradigm and take authority over your own health. 
  • Why Western medicine is not centered on healing. 
  • The effects of wearing masks for children. 
  • How and why to incorporate positive music into your routine.
  • Tips for dealing with negative energy, and the power of humanizing our conversations.

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Most people believe that weight loss is a simple science of calories in, calories out. However, our bodies have a deep, intrinsic intelligence that is much more complex than simple math. Health is a holistic culmination of many systems and factors, including gut health, hormones, emotions, and much more. 

One of the pioneers in dispelling the calorie management myth is Jonathan Bailor. Jonathan is a New York Times Bestselling author, a self-proclaimed evangelist for experts, and a filmmaker. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Jonathan is sharing insights from his new movie, Better. 

You’re going to learn about the hidden factors contributing to our diabesity epidemic and how we can start to unlock our body’s innate healing mechanisms. Jonathan is sharing how shame ties into health problems, how your body’s set point works, and the powerful link between emotional motivation and actionable change. So listen in and enjoy this interview with the incredible Jonathan Bailor! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What epicaloric controllers are.
  • The role that the microbiome plays in obesity. 
  • What diabesity is. 
  • Why we need to consider how we approach diabesity.
  • What medical literature suggests about obesity and diabetes.
  • Why we need to stop treating obesity as a character flaw.
  • The definition of set point theory. 
  • Why our bodies (and all living things) are constantly trying to maintain balance.
  • What the cure for diabesity is.
  • The three components of the body that regulate the set point. 
  • How a series of feedback loops in the body can impact how much you weigh.
  • Why neurological inflammation can impact body weight.
  • How to support your body’s natural healing mechanisms. 
  • The cultural and genetic reasons behind the obesity epidemic.
  • How shame ties into weight problems.
  • Why healing trauma can help improve your health.
  • How emotion and behavior change are linked. 

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We know that sedentary behavior is one of the largest contributors to many preventable diseases and ailments. Compared with generations before us, we spend an increasing amount of time being inactive. Thanks to technology, modes of transportation, and societal norms, it’s easier than ever to be sedentary. 

However, we were designed to move. In fact, our bodies and our genes expect us to get physical activity on a regular basis. Today’s guest, Katy Bowman is back on The Model Health Show to talk about how we can create a culture of movement within our homes to set our families up for meaningful activity. Katy is a biomechanist, a bestselling author, and a leader in the Movement movement. 

On today’s show, Katy is sharing powerful tips from her new book, Grow Wild. You’re going to learn about how to effortlessly fit movement into your daily routines, how to get your whole family moving, and how to change the way you think about exercise. I truly hope you gain a lot of value and empowerment from this interview with the one and only, Katy Bowman.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How movement impacts your entire body, down to your cells.
  • The metabolic effects of being sedentary.
  • What a movement drought is, and how mandates have worsened our activity levels.
  • How stacking can help you incorporate more movement into your routine. 
  • Why multitasking doesn’t work. 
  • How to create a celebration or ceremony around movement. 
  • What a container for movement is.
  • The problem with our culture’s lack of permission for movement. 
  • How to reframe and reevaluate movement in your own home.
  • Why you should write a personal mission statement.
  • What mechanical nutrients are.
  • The definition of mechanotransduction, and how it works.
  • Why we should consider movement a critical nutrient. 
  • What movement hunger is. 
  • How our bodies adapt to sitting and other sedentary behaviors.
  • Why we have to stop separating ourselves from nature.
  • What makes walking a nutrient dense movement 
  • The benefits of walking, and realistic ways to fit it into your routine. 
  • What the number one driver of movement is. 
  • The power and function of the human jaw.
  • What a snacktivity is.
  • How our clothing can hinder our movement and functionality. 

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The key to good health is making informed decisions. Whether we’re talking about nutrition, movement, supplements, or medication, it’s important that you have all of the information available so that you can make an educated decision. The problem is that all of the relevant data isn’t always easy to find. 

Reading research studies can be confusing unless you have an understanding of certain terms and equations. In fact, some studies are even purposely complex and misleading. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Ronald Brown is here to share his recent work on reporting bias in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. 

You’re going to learn about an important distinction between relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction. Dr. Brown is sharing pertinent information about reporting data, clinical trials, and mRNA technology. I hope this episode gives you insight into clinical research and how it is presented to the public so that you can make more informed decisions about your health. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The difference between a healthcare system and our current sick care system.
  • Why Dr. Brown chose to write a study on absolute risk reduction. 
  • An important distinction between relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction.
  • What breakthrough infections are, and how they can affect reporting data. 
  • How a randomized trial works, and why it’s the gold standard. 
  • What the absolute risk reduction is in the two major COVID-19 vaccines.
  • How to calculate relative risk reduction. 
  • What you need to know about the participants in clinical trials. 
  • Why an observational study cannot determine causality. 
  • What the healthy vaccine bias is. 
  • Which agencies are responsible for disseminating information to the public.
  • How the case definitions have evolved over time.  
  • Why mRNA technology is theoretical. 
  • What the mucosal immune system is.
  • The definition of nutritional immunology.
  • Why we need to consider what’s causing coronavirus infections. 
  • How mortality studies work, and why they aren’t dependable. 
  • Statistics on comorbidities in the United States. 

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In the United States it’s estimated that over 40% of our citizens are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is one of the most powerful and complex nutrients needed to maintain health of the human body. As a steroid hormone, vitamin D plays a vital role in immune function, bone health, protection against cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to learn how the human body processes, converts, and stores vitamin D. We’re going to talk about the role that vitamin D plays in major organs and systems, and how vitamin D can decrease susceptibility to many chronic diseases and infections. 

You’re also going to learn about seven major factors that can influence your body’s absorption of vitamin D. We’re going to cover sun exposure, supplementation, as well as real food sources of vitamin D. This masterclass episode is packed with science and actionable tips you can use to optimize your vitamin D levels. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy the show!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What vitamin D is, and its vital functions in the body.
  • The two major ways we can absorb vitamin D. 
  • How your body processes sunlight and converts it into vitamin D. 
  • Which form of vitamin D is usable in the body. 
  • The role that the kidneys play in vitamin D conversion. 
  • Which nutrient is critical for calcium absorption.
  • How vitamin D plays a role in sexual function. 
  • The link between vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune diseases. 
  • How vitamin D interacts with our DNA.
  • What immunomodulation is. 
  • The role that vitamin D plays in destroying cancer cells. 
  • How vitamin D deficiency is linked to COVID-19 infection rates. 
  • Why vitamin D can aid in COVID-19 recovery. 
  • How much vitamin D supplementation is appropriate. 
  • The complex relationship between fat cells and vitamin D.
  • Seven major factors that influence the way our bodies make and utilize vitamin D.
  • What percentage of Americans are vitamin D deficient.
  • The most efficient time of day for converting UVB rays into vitamin D. 
  • Real food sources of vitamin D. 

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If we define health as the absence of disease, that makes the United States among the unhealthiest countries in the world. With rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, we have a serious problem with lifestyle-related illnesses in our country. When the cards are stacked against folks in that way, it’s hard to stand a chance when faced with the risk of infection. 

How do we address this underlying susceptibility to viruses and work toward healthier communities in a more sustainable, all-inclusive way? Today’s guest, Mike Mutzel, is here to shed light on this important and timely topic. You’re going to learn about how health disparities lead to higher infection rates and worse outcomes, the root causes of our main health problems, and what we can do to become healthier and more resilient. 

This episode contains discussions on the power of exercise, what lifestyle habits make vaccines more effective, the incredible inner workings of the human immune system, and realistic practices you can integrate to help your body become as strong and protected as possible. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy this interview with the one and only, Mike Mutzel! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The link between exercise habits and COVID-19 outcomes. 
  • How chronic low-grade inflammation impacts the functionality of the immune system.
  • What you need to know about how your immune system works. 
  • The link between vaccine efficacy and obesity.
  • How a vaccine actually works.
  • What studies show about healthy lifestyle changes and flu shot efficacy.
  • Mike’s personal experience with contracting COVID-19.
  • The link between olfactory nerve atrophy and cognitive impairment. 
  • How healthy living impacts herd immunity. 
  • The definition of the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. 
  • How immunological memory works. 
  • Why quarantine has disproportionately affected the most vulnerable people. 
  • What you need to know about viral load and disease trajectory.
  • The link between vitamin D levels and immune function. 
  • How an mRNA vaccine works. 
  • Why sustainable healthy living practices are the path forward.
  • The effects of disposable face masks on the environment. 
  • What we need to consider about excessive use of hand sanitizers.
  • Why it’s healthy to question things and look at counterevidence. 

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Have you ever thought about what holds you back from realizing your dreams? What are the deeply engrained limiting beliefs that stop you from creating the life you want to live? Today’s guest is here to help you unpack these questions so that you can take purposeful action toward your goals.

Lisa Nichols is a best-selling author, a millionaire entrepreneur, and one of the most-requested motivational speakers in the world. Her insights and experiences are enlightening, inspirational, and have helped thousands of folks realize their infinite power. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Lisa is diving into topics like taking personal permission, developing a contagious energy of certainty, doubling down on your dreams, and how to attract healthy, vibrant relationships. 

Lisa has a profound ability to inspire you to clarify your ways of thinking, to remind you of your innate potential, and to motivate you to create abundance. I hope you are open to receiving all of these gifts today. So listen in, take good notes, and get ready to improve your mind with the one and only, Lisa Nichols! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The biggest barrier holding you back from creating the life that you want.
  • What it means to replace familiar discomfort with a new possibility. 
  • Why being willing to take a risk on yourself is the key to success.
  • What it means to have an energy of certainty. 
  • How to reverse-engineer the outcome you envision.
  • What the law of attraction is, and how to make it work in your life.
  • A common misconception about the law of attraction.
  • Why you should double your dreams.
  • What guided visualizations are.
  • The importance of adding a feeling to your visualizations.
  • Why leadership is a choice. 
  • The biggest place that we start compromising what we deserve.
  • An important distinction between keeping score and keeping track. 
  • Why it’s not your partner’s job to complete you. 
  • How to attract the kind of partner that you want (and why it takes work).
  • What it means to put yourself at the front of your line.
  • Why you have to leap with fear. 

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