The Model Health Show

One of my missions is to help folks create a culture of health and wellness in their own families. Habits like eating packaged ultra-processed foods and consuming meals in front of screens have become normalized. But if we want to create true health for ourselves and our children, it’s critical that we have an understanding of how nutrient dense foods, creativity, and connection can help us live healthier, longer, more fulfilled lives.

Today’s guest, Ben Greenfield, is a New York Times bestselling author, a health consultant, and an expert on all things longevity and anti-aging. His new book, Boundless Kitchen, is full of creative recipes that will help you improve your health, promote longevity, and enjoy your meals.

In this interview, Ben is back on The Model Health Show to share important insights on creating a healthy culture in your home, including getting your kids engaged in food preparation, how to eat for longevity, and which lifestyle factors can help you digest your food better and optimize your health. I hope you enjoy this interview with the one and only, Ben Greenfield!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How your thoughts can act as a powerful epigenetic controller.
  • The importance of teaching kids about food preparation.
  • How having a knowledge of nutrition can set your children up for success.
  • Why the kitchen is a great learning environment.
  • How nutrition can impact things like jaw and teeth development.
  • The problem with ultra-processed food that’s marketed toward children.
  • What we can learn from the Blue Zones.
  • How being in a relaxed state can help you digest food better.
  • The number one factor that is related to beating cancer.
  • What the benefits of sourdough bread are.
  • How Ben incorporates fermented food into his diet.
  • The issues with highly refined grains.
  • How to upgrade your favorite foods.
  • Which food is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense multivitamins.

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