The Model Health Show

Right now, there’s a lot of opinions and discrepancies surrounding the idea of a COVID-19 booster shot. In fact, the FDA’s approval varies slightly from the CDC recommendations. It’s no wonder that there are a multitude of varying ideas on this topic. 

On today’s show, we’re going behind the scenes of the FDA booster approval and discussing the pertinent data on mRNA studies, the pharmaceutical industry at large, and the COVID-19 vaccine. You’re going to learn the specifics of the COVID-19 vaccine booster trials, how the FDA operates, and why some key information being reported is not quite what it seems. 

No matter where you stand on this issue, I hope you can approach this episode with an open mind, logic, and reason. I hope this episode gives you insight into clinical trials, government agencies, and how to take a broader look at what’s happening in our current events. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How protocol was broken during the initial mRNA trials. 
  • What happens in a study when you lose the control group. 
  • Which pharmaceutical company paid the largest healthcare fraud settlement.
  • How often unsafe drugs are typically prescribed before being recalled. 
  • The number of yearly hospitalizations that are caused by properly prescribed drugs.
  • How many serious adverse drug reactions occur in the US every year. 
  • What FDA user fees are and how they work.
  • The connection between the FDA and pharmaceutical companies.
  • How the news media and the government are intertwined. 
  • The amount of test subjects evolved in the COVID-19 vaccine booster trials.
  • What the FDA advisory committee final vote was for individuals 16 years and older. 
  • The difference between relative risk reduction and absolute risk reduction. 
  • Why breakthrough cases were likely underreported. 
  • Some of the adverse effects reported from the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • What you should know about the VAERS database.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm CDT

“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz

It’s in our nature to avoid discomfort and adversity, but hardships are an unavoidable fact of life. But the good news is, if we allow it, our challenges can also hold some of our most powerful lessons and opportunities. In fact, in order to grow, we require some level of challenge. 

Today’s guest, Lewis Howes, is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and dynamic podcast host. On this episode of The Model Health Show, he’s sharing powerful insights on how to find opportunities during hardships. He’s also sharing tips on healing, creating boundaries, and how to unleash your power by pursuing your dreams. 

You’re going to hear powerful lessons on health, happiness, relationships, and growth. Lewis is sharing the four things you can work toward every day, even in the most chaotic of circumstances. You’ll learn about how to show up more authentically, and so much more. I truly hope you enjoy this episode with the one and only, Lewis Howes! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The four things you should track every day. 
  • Why creating boundaries and setting new standards helped Lewis heal.
  • An exercise for connecting with and healing your inner child.
  • How to attract abundance.
  • Why so many people are abandoning themselves. 
  • The importance of being happy, healthy, and whole.
  • What we can learn from being alone.
  • How to strengthen through stress. 
  • The importance of finding mentors with a model you can mimic.
  • Why focusing on your health can allow you to listen to your heart.
  • How mental stress can manifest physically.
  • What it means to find a healthy balance with being competitive.
  • How healing from your past can allow you to show up in a more authentic way.
  • The power of pursuing your dreams and expanding your life. 

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The immune system is a complex key player in our overall health. Our immune system is an intricate network of biological processes and organs that work constantly to protect us from harmful bacteria and viruses. And now more than ever, we need our defense systems to be strong.  

Despite the complexity of the immune system, there are a multitude of basic, fundamental health habits that can strengthen its efficiency. On today’s show, we’re going to highlight eight clinically proven ways you can fortify your immune system. You’re going to hear about how certain health habits are connected to immune health and COVID-19 outcomes. 

You’re going to learn about how sleep and melatonin can affect immune health, the importance of foundational habits like drinking water and exercising, and so much more. As always, we’ll be diving into recent studies as well as uncovering real, simple tips you can implement. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The striking connection between melatonin levels and COVID-19 outcomes. 
  • How our immune system behaves when we get adequate, quality sleep.
  • The link between pro-inflammatory cytokines and sleep deprivation.
  • How the glymphatic system works.
  • Two simple tips for increasing your melatonin production.
  • How suboptimal hydration levels can increase your risk of infection.
  • Why you should add drinking water to your morning routine. 
  • Which substance is the primary natural virucide in our environment.
  • What you need to know about the risk of contracting an infection outdoors.
  • The link between vitamin D deficiency and poor outcomes to COVID-19. 
  • What types of exercise you should incorporate to lower your risk to infections.
  • The definition of immunosurveillance. 
  • How going for a short walk can increase neutrophils and natural killer cells. 
  • The role that vitamin C plays in reducing infection risk.
  • Why stress reduction is so important right now.
  • What we know about the enteric involvement of COVID-19.
  • How to support your microbiome. 
  • Why you should consider adding immunomodulators into your diet. 

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Our brains are powerful, intricate, and hard-wired to seek out connection and reward. The more we understand about how our brains work, the better we can perform in all areas of our lives, including our relationships, our purpose, and our growth. The crossroads of neuroscience and self-development is an intriguing and empowering topic, and today’s guest is an expert on mastering your brain. 

Mel Robbins is a New York Times bestselling author, one of the most booked speakers in the world, and a true thought leader in the space of personal development and behavioral change. In her new book, The High 5 Habit, Mel shares how one simple habit in the morning can transform your mindset, your potential, and your relationship with yourself. 

What I love about Mel is that she brings real-life experience and scenarios to the table—as well as the science to back it up. This episode contains conversations on our emotional needs, how to create new neuropathways, and how to better understand the way your brain filters your experiences. You’re going to hear profound insights on the science behind the power of a high five and how to improve the way you think about yourself. So listen in and enjoy this interview with the one and only, Mel Robbins! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How Mel changed career paths & why shifting gears is an act of defiance.
  • What it means to have a high five attitude.
  • How Mel developed the 5 Second Rule & why it’s effective.
  • What the reticular activating system is. 
  • The origins of the High 5 Habit.
  • How a high five was proven to be the most effective motivation for children.
  • Three emotional needs that every human being has. 
  • The fastest way to create new neuropathways.
  • A simple way to incorporate the High 5 Habit into your routine.
  • The importance of fulfilling your own emotional needs.
  • Why you need to stop waiting for motivation.
  • What the Zeigarnik effect is. 
  • How to implement a meaningful mantra.
  • The definition of instinctive elaboration.
  • How to start asking more empowering questions. 

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There is truly a myriad of factors that go into what makes us healthy. From diet and exercise to mindset and environmental factors, health is truly a holistic, multifaceted state. Now more than ever is an opportunity for us to tune into the things we can do to fortify our health and reach our potential. More often than not, simple shifts and sustainable changes can have the biggest impact. 

Today’s guest, Dr. Christian Gonzales, is a naturopathic doctor, host of the Heal Thy Self Podcast, and a true expert in the areas of cancer prevention, clean living, and how environmental factors impact our overall health. He’s back on The Model Health Show to talk about how we can make simple swaps to reduce our exposure to harmful substances and reduce our overall toxic burden. He’s also sharing how living an authentic life fueled by love can improve your health. 

No matter where you are on your personal health journey, I think Dr. G’s message can resonate with you on some level. His messages on authenticity, connection, and community are inspiring and empowering. I hope this episode arms you with tips you can use to improve your health and upgrade your environment in tangible, sustainable ways. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The effects your cell phone can have on sperm motility.
  • What percentage of people confess to being addicted to their phones.
  • How our devices can literally change our brains.
  • The connection between mental illness and cell phone usage.
  • How to create boundaries with your phone. 
  • Why drinking green tea before or after drinking alcohol can have positive effects.
  • How to identify high quality teas. 
  • The importance of surveying your indoor air quality. 
  • Two main reasons why air quality is more polluted indoors. 
  • Simple, non-toxic swaps for commercial cleaning products.  
  • What to look for in your cookware. 
  • Three reasons why you should wash your hands instead of using sanitizer. 
  • The importance of the mind-body connection.
  • Why authenticity is a main driver of health.

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In the United States, nearly 70% of our citizens take prescription drugs. The FDA, or Food & Drug Administration, is responsible for evaluating the safety and efficacy of many products, including prescription drugs. While one might assume that a product approved by the FDA has been carefully and strictly tested, that’s not always the case.

On today’s show, we’re diving into a history and overview of the US Food & Drug Administration, including its origins, roles, funding, and overall efficacy. You’re going to learn about how drugs are tested and approved, what you need to know about adverse effects from pharmaceutical drugs, and the truth about our system of healthcare. 

We’re covering a wide span of information, including how the FDA approval process works, loopholes in safety reviews, and so much more. I hope this episode gives you insight into the approval of food and drugs. More importantly, I hope you are reminded of the importance of taking authority over your own health. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The history of the FDA and its responsibilities.
  • How the FDA is funded.
  • What percentage of drugs approved by the FDA have had adverse events.
  • The average amount of time it takes for drug events to occur post FDA approval.
  • Who is responsible for testing drugs approved by the FDA.
  • How many hospitalizations occur per year from properly prescribed drugs. 
  • What percentage of our citizens are on pharmaceutical drugs.
  • The definition of user fees and how they work. 
  • How the FDA’s rejection rate has plummeted over the last decade.
  • The connection between pharmaceutical companies and the media industry. 
  • A history of lawsuits within major pharmaceutical companies. 
  • The FDA’s role in regulating the food system. 
  • How the GRAS program works. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am CDT

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” – Ghandi 

On a day-to-day basis, we are all operating from a set of thoughts and beliefs. The ideas that we have about ourselves and the world around us can have a profound effect on how we interpret our experiences. Our beliefs can truly influence our reality, even down to a biochemical level.  

On this compilation episode, you’re going to hear eight empowering, inspirational messages about how your beliefs dictate your outcomes, your health, and your level of success. Our incredible guests are sharing powerful insights on working through fear, creating rituals that lead to success, and how to process and honor a broad range of emotions. You’ll also hear about prioritizing yourself, how to deal with adversity, and so much more. 

I hope this episode serves as a reminder of how innately powerful you truly are. I hope you are reminded that you can determine your success, your happiness, and your reality. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy these messages of empowerment. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The power your beliefs have over your success and your health.
  • Why it’s so important that you prioritize self-care. 
  • The difference between fear and doubt.
  • Why doubt is like an empty calorie. 
  • The importance of being mindful of where your advice comes from. 
  • How to let your passion drive you.
  • The relationship between your thoughts and your outcomes. 
  • Why change can be so uncomfortable, and why that’s a good thing. 
  • How to use adversity as fuel to propel you forward.
  • Why our rituals dictate our quality of life. 
  • The power of having a positive morning routine. 
  • Negative effects of suppressing your emotions or forcing positivity.
  • What we can learn about our values from paying attention to our emotions.
  • How having a victim mentality can stop you from reaching your potential. 
  • What we can learn from the things we complain about. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am CDT

We know that chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune diseases are major risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19. But there are several other factors that influence your susceptibility to COVID-19 and other contagious diseases—and chances are, you’ve heard very little about them from the mainstream news or government entities. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re diving into five major risk factors for COVID-19 that you’re not hearing about. You’re going to learn about lifestyle habits and behavior shifts you can incorporate today to boost your immune system, including quality sleep, vitamin D supplementation, activity level, and more. You’re going to hear the studies on immune health and real, sustainable practices you can implement to lower your risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes. 

If there were ever a time to focus intensely on our health, that time is now. It is a time to be empowered, nourished, and strong. I hope this episode arms you with evidence, knowledge, and tips you can use to support your health and the health of your family. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What polypharmacy is. 
  • The percentage of US citizens that are on prescription medications.
  • Which prescription drugs specifically can lead to severe COVID-19 outcomes.
  • What psychoneuroimmunology is. 
  • The link between COVID-19 infections and psychological stress.
  • How physical activity can protect you from infections.
  • Two specific immune parameters that can be improved by simply going for a walk.
  • What immunosenescence is. 
  • The connection between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 outcomes.
  • Real food sources of vitamin D.
  • The role that sleep deprivation plays in infections. 
  • How many Americans are sleep deprived.
  • Which immune system parameters increase through quality sleep.
  • What circadian medicine is. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am CDT

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