The Model Health Show

For most folks, the relationships we have with our parents or guardians are the first meaningful connections we have. These relationships set the stage for how we communicate, how we see ourselves, and can even dictate our health into adulthood. However, most people enter the complex world of parenting with a certain set of inherited expectations and unconscious paradigms around how a parent-child relationship should function. 

Today’s guest, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, is a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author who is best known for her expertise in family dynamics, conscious parenting, and personal development. In this interview, Dr. Shefali is sharing groundbreaking paradigm shifts from her new book, The Parenting Map, on how to authentically connect with your children and how to build empowerment and respect into any parent-child relationship.

You’ll learn about what conscious parenting is, and how it differs from the traditional parenting paradigm. We’ll talk about how our ego can block us from authentically connecting with our children, and how healing your inner child can help you create a healthy family dynamic. Dr. Shefali’s insights are going to impress you, challenge you, and help you transform your relationships for the better.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How having parenting expectations sets us up for failure.
  • What conscious parenting is.
  • How the parental ego causes dysfunctional relationships.
  • The importance of surrendering your ego and approaching your child with empathy.
  • Why we should always assume that our children are doing their best.
  • What it means to end the chase for happiness and success.
  • The difference between controlling your children and influencing them.
  • How to tap into your child’s unique essence.
  • Why the parent-child relationship influences your child’s self-worth.
  • How to teach your child resilience.
  • The relationship between your inner child and the imposter ego.
  • How to support your child’s natural temperament.
  • What the acronym WARM stands for.
  • The most important principle of life.

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What we choose to eat every day has a profound impact on our metabolism, our biology, and our longevity. Every cell in your body is created from the food that you eat. But unfortunately, there’s a ton of conflicting information out there about what types of foods contribute to human health and vibrancy. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear an interview I did on Tom Bilyeu’s podcast, Impact Theory.  We’re diving into a wide variety of topics, including anti-inflammatory nutrition, the basics of metabolism and the calories-in-calories-out paradigm, how your thoughts impact your biology, and the pharmaceutical industry’s influence on nutrition and health.

In this interview, I’ll also share some personal anecdotes from my experience being diagnosed with a chronic illness and the physical and mental healing I underwent. You’re going to learn about the power you possess to take control over your life and your health, and why deciding to stop outsourcing your potential to others is the most powerful step you can take. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The root of the word inflammation.
  • An important distinction between acute and chronic inflammation.
  • Why extra virgin olive oil is a powerful food for brain health & reducing inflammation.
  • What percentage of the average American’s diet is comprised of ultra-processed foods.
  • The metabolic impact of whole foods vs. processed foods.
  • What epicaloric controllers are.
  • How the gut and brain communicate.
  • The connection between COVID-19 outcomes and obesity.
  • What percentage of American citizens are metabolically unhealthy.
  • The top three risk factors for death from COVID-19.
  • How electrolyte balance can play a role in weight loss.
  • The interesting way in which your thoughts impact your metabolism.
  • How FDA user fees work and the corruption in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • The number one cause of death in the US.
  • What instinctive elaboration is.
  • The importance of not outsourcing your health and your potential.

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We’ve been led to believe that in order to improve your health, you have to take extreme measures. The diet and weight loss industry rakes in billions of dollars, yet most of our citizens are still overweight and struggling with health issues. Instead of following a strict diet regimen or spending hours in the gym, what if you could optimize your biology and get better results with less effort?

That’s the premise of Dave Asprey’s new book, Smarter Not Harder. As a long-time biohacker, Dave has uncovered how we can take control of our body’s inherent systems and tendencies by using biohacking strategies to achieve lasting health. Dave Asprey is the founder of Upgrade Labs and a repeat New York Times bestselling science author. In this interview, you’re going to learn exactly how to get maximum results in your physical, metabolic, and cognitive health—with minimum effort.

We’re going to discuss specific concepts from Smarter Not Harder, including how we can take advantage of our innate laziness, how to incorporate biohacking techniques like vibration and muscle stimulation, and specific exercises you can incorporate to get better results from your workouts. This episode is packed with insights about maximizing your biology. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The problem with getting our society back to normal.
  • What your mitochondria are, and how they work.
  • How to train your mitochondrial network.
  • Why spending hours at the gym is inefficient.
  • What the laziness principle is.
  • Why innovation comes from laziness.
  • What a hack target is, and the five different categories.
  • How whole-body vibration can improve your energy and metabolism.
  • Different techniques you can utilize to add vibration into your routine.
  • What polyvagal theory is.
  • The connection between humming and nitric oxide.
  • What ejection fraction is.
  • The benefits of electrical muscle stimulation.
  • How using resistance bands can help you get better results.
  • The metabolic impacts of building muscle.
  • What equanimity is.
  • Which minerals and vitamins are important for cognitive health.

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Direct download: 662_-_Biohack_Your_Energy_Levels__Metabolism_-_With_Dave_Asprey.mp3
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Getting older is a natural part of the human lifespan. But getting older does not have to include common aging-related illnesses like neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular events, or osteoporosis. The key to feeling younger, stronger, and healthier lies in the choices we make every day, like our diet, movement practices, and our connection to others.

Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the most influential voices in the field of functional medicine and a proponent for eating for health and longevity. He is the host of The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast, founder and director of the UltraWellness Center, and a repeat New York Times bestselling author. In his new book, Young Forever, Dr. Hyman outlines the body’s innate healing mechanisms, the true causes of our common causes of death, and actionable steps you can take to prevent disease and promote longevity.

Today, Dr. Hyman is back on The Model Health Show to share incredible insights on aging, longevity, and true health. You’re going to learn key principles like the hallmarks of aging, the human body’s natural healing pathways, and how to achieve optimal health through simple and accessible lifestyle changes. As always, Dr. Hyman is sharing the cutting-edge science, along with empowering lifestyle tips you can use to restore your health.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The principles of longevity that we can learn from the Blue Zones.
  • How having meaning and purpose can extend your lifespan.
  • What phytochemicals are, and how they activate longevity switches.
  • The difference between the science of disease and the science of health.
  • What the hallmarks of aging are.
  • The science of telomeres and how they impact lifespan.
  • How to reset your body’s innate healing pathways.
  • The root causes of common chronic illnesses.
  • What zombie cells are.
  • The healing benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Why the timing of eating matters for longevity.
  • The hunger-obesity paradox in the United States.
  • Why food can be the most powerful medicine.
  • The link between obesity and COVID-19 outcomes.
  • What the epigenome is.
  • Three things you can do to promote longevity.
  • How to incorporate positive stress into your routine.

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Humans are social creatures that thrive with social support and community. It’s no surprise that healthy relationships, in any context, can have beneficial effects on our overall health and well-being. Today you’re going to learn five clinically proven ways that love affects your health, including your body composition, stress levels, cardiovascular health, and mental health. 

We’re going to dive into the research on the link between love and longevity, as well as how your relationships impact your risk for diseases like heart disease and dementia. You’ll learn how healthy relationships can improve your resilience to stress and response to pain. You’re going to hear how love can promote brain health and even support your health goals.

You’ll learn how your brain chemistry reacts to love, and how your body composition can be impacted by the evolution of your relationships. No matter your current relationship status, this episode can help you improve your health through your connections with those around you. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How many people die annually from heart disease.
  • The association between being married and heart disease risk factors.
  • What broken heart syndrome is.
  • The protective effects love has on the human cardiovascular system.
  • How new love can reduce appetite and lower insulin sensitivity.
  • Why having a supportive partner can be an important factor in weight loss.
  • The difference between initial chemistry and mature love.
  • How to create a culture of health within your relationship.
  • The connection between falling in love and immune function.
  • How love impacts brain function and mental health.
  • The amazing science behind the heart-brain.
  • What the tube torus is.
  • The surprising connection between dementia risk and relationship status.
  • What the number one predictor of your health and longevity is.
  • How a strong relationship can act as a stress reliever.
  • Why you should diversify your sources of love and connection.

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Direct download: 660-5_Ways_That_Love_Affects_Your_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm PST

When most people think about the effects of regularly exercising, they focus purely on the aesthetic results. While you can certainly change the way your body looks through an intentional and consistent exercise routine, the impacts of a regular movement practice extend far beyond what you look like.

On this compilation episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear from some of the top fitness experts in the world about the comprehensive benefits of exercise. You’re going to learn about the scientifically proven positive impacts exercise can have on your functionality, metabolic health, longevity, and mental health. You’ll hear how movement can protect you from diseases, improve your daily life, and upgrade your sensitivity to pleasure.

You’re going to learn from some of the brightest minds in science, including Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, and more. This episode is packed with insights on creating an impactful movement routine that will transform every area of your health and your life. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How exercise makes you better in other areas of your life.
  • Why consistency is critical in fitness
  • The three reasons why people exercise.
  • Why the gym is the fairest place in the world.
  • The connection between skeletal muscle and survivability.
  • How building muscle protects you from insulin resistance.
  • The anti-inflammatory effects of exercise.
  • How exercise can make you mentally stronger.
  • The link between exercise and brain longevity.
  • What your body’s set point is and how it works
  • A basic weekly template for your exercise routine.
  • How cardio improves your longevity
  • Why the benefits of exercise go beyond weight loss.
  • How movement sensitizes your brain to pleasure.
  • The anti-depressant effects of movement.
  • How to utilize exercise to change your mindset and emotions.
  • Why the way you train is a metaphor for how you treat yourself.
  • The connection between strength training, metabolic health, and insulin sensitivity.
  • How resistance training improves hormonal health.
  • The exact number of steps you should walk daily to prevent diseases.

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Relationships are at the very foundation of human health. Our relationships have a profound impact on our happiness and overall well-being. But no relationship is without challenges, and today you’re going to hear about how to cultivate stronger and more intentional relationships with ourselves and the people around us.

Jay Shetty is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning podcast host, and the chief purpose officer for the #1 sleep and meditation app, Calm. Jay is passionate about helping folks uncover their purpose and tap into self-awareness to improve their lives. In his new book, 8 Rules of Love, Jay outlines why relationships are a skill set and how we can take actionable steps to build healthier relationships.

In this interview, you’re going to hear some of the powerful lessons from 8 Rules of Love. Jay is sharing how our relationships habits form and how we can be more purposeful about creating skills that best serve our relationships. You’ll learn how to better understand yourself, your past and current relationships, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode with the incredible Jay Shetty!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What mirror neurons are and how they work.
  • Why Jay chose to write a book about love and relationships.
  • The four important decisions we make in life.
  • What it means to take a look in the karma mirror.
  • The true meaning of karma.
  • Why our relationship habits are often like hand-me-downs.
  • What first love syndrome is.
  • The details of what actually happens when the spark fades in a relationship.
  • What the three-date rule is.
  • A few first love archetypes, and what we can learn about ourselves from them.
  • How our relationships and our health are connected.
  • Different ways we tend to seek validation in relationships.
  • How long it takes to really get to know someone.
  • Why your partner is your guru.
  • An important distinction between being alone and being in solitude.
  • Why you should carve out quality time with yourself.

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In Western culture, drinking alcohol has become a societal norm. Drinking is often used during times of celebration, for relaxation purposes, and to socialize with others. Not only is alcohol one of the most utilized drugs, it also the most accessible. On today’s show, we’re going to uncover the health risks and benefits of drinking alcohol.

You’re going to hear the peer-reviewed data on exactly how drinking alcohol impacts human metabolic health and longevity. We’ll talk about how the body processes alcohol, and how alcohol consumption can impact biological functions like fat-burning, hormone balance, and the microbiome. You’ll learn about the links between drinking and risks for developing diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

We’ll discuss how drinking can impact sleep quality, cognitive health, and so much more. You’ll also learn some practical tips and tools you can use to mitigate some of alcohol’s harmful effects. I hope this episode arms you with the information to make more empowered decisions about alcohol consumption.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The history of humans consuming alcohol.
  • Why alcohol is a macronutrient.
  • What the early uses of alcohol were.
  • Why beer and wine have less than 15% alcohol by volume.
  • The origin of the word spirits.
  • What happens in the body when alcohol is consumed.
  • How consuming dietary fat impacts the processing of alcohol.
  • The effects of drinking alcohol on the metabolism.
  • How drinking alcohol impacts longevity.
  • Why alcohol consumption decreases our ability to burn fat.
  • How alcohol impacts hunger hormones.
  • The metabolic effects of drinking sugary alcoholic beverages.
  • How excessive drinking can create hormone imbalances.
  • The truth about resveratrol in red wine.
  • How drinking alters the microbiome.
  • The connection between drinking alcohol and cancer.
  • What DNA methylation is.
  • Why drinking and leaky gut are linked.
  • How alcohol consumption can disturb sleep quality.

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Direct download: 657_-_How_Alcohol_Influences_Metabolism_and_Longevity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm PST

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