The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle



The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever. The Model Health Show is brought to you by RareGem Productions.


  • TMHS 516: Finding Opportunities and Healing Through Hardships – with Guest Lewis Howes

    24/09/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    “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

  • TMHS 515: 8 Clinically Proven Ways To Strengthen Your Immune System In The Age Of COVID-19

    21/09/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    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 betw

  • TMHS 514: The Science Of Self-Belief, Neurobics, & Taking Control Of Your Life - With Guest Mel Robbins

    18/09/2021 Duration: 01h35min

    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

  • TMHS 513: Surprising Effects of Hand Sanitizers, Cellphones, & Toxic Cookware - With Guest Dr. Christian Gonzalez

    14/09/2021 Duration: 01h09min

    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

  • TMHS 512: The Truth About The FDA

    12/09/2021 Duration: 49min

    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

  • TMHS 511: Get Yourself Mentally Strong To Rise Above The Challenges Ahead

    07/09/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    “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 h

  • TMHS 510: 5 Risk Factors For Covid That You’re Probably Not Hearing About

    05/09/2021 Duration: 01h36min

    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, knowl

  • TMHS 509: The Surprising Science Of Anxiety & Making Good Anxiety Work For You - With Dr. Wendy Suzuki

    31/08/2021 Duration: 01h23min

    Did you know that a staggering 90% of the population struggles with anxiety on some level? For many people, navigating life through a pandemic has been incredibly anxiety-inducing. The truth is: anxiety is a natural coping mechanism that humans have evolved with over time. It’s part of who we are. We’re not going to eradicate the existence of anxiety, so we have to learn to cope with it, change the way we respond to it, and use our anxieties to our advantage.  In her new book, Good Anxiety, world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki outlines powerful yet simple ways we can reframe our anxiety and use it to our benefit. Today you’re going to hear Dr. Suzuki’s insights into transforming your anxiety into your superpower, why anxiety and creativity often coexist, and real tips for shifting into a place of good anxiety.  You’re going to hear how your anxiety can make you more creative, empathetic, and resilient. I hope this episode resonates with you and inspires you to think about stress and anxiety in an em

  • TMHS 508: Covid-19 Vaccine Efficacy & Antibody Dependent Enhancement

    29/08/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    We know that as viruses spread, their genetic makeup can change, meaning the virus can mutate into variants. In a scenario with mass vaccination, a mechanism called antibody-dependent enhancement can occur. This means that instead of stopping an infection, antibodies actually can become more infectious.  On today’s show, we’re diving into a new study on antibody-dependent enhancement, or ADE. You’re going to learn specifics about how certain antibodies behave in the body, and how COVID-19 can become more infectious and transmissible through ADE. We’re going to talk about vaccination campaigns and efficacy, and what we should consider about vaccines.  More importantly, we’re going to talk about the most urgent and relevant topic of all: how we can get our citizens and communities healthier to ward off disease and viral infections. I hope this topic resonates with you and that you walk away from this episode feeling informed and empowered. So listen in, take good notes, and join me for this episode of The Model

  • TMHS 507: Find Your Inner Strength & Grow Through Adversity - With Guest Bedros Keuilian

    24/08/2021 Duration: 01h23min

    The term self-improvement gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually take to become a better person? Experiencing growth is much more than implementing self-care practices or reading self-help books. Real, lasting change is often accompanied by discomfort.  At a time when mental health issues like anxiety are at an all-time high, we could all use some sustainable change. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Bedros Keuilian is back to share insights on self-mastery, overcoming trauma, alleviating anxiety, and much more.  You’re going to hear Bedros’ experience dealing with panic attacks and anxiety, and the treatment and mindset shift he’s used to heal from trauma. We’re diving into what it takes to cultivate change in your life and the world around you. So listen in and enjoy the show with the one and only, Bedros Keuilian!  In this episode you’ll discover: What the greatest work any human could do is. How trauma affects our headspace.  Bedros’ experience with talk therapy & his tips for fi

  • TMHS 506: Anxiety, Fear, & The Risk Of Death From Covid-19: Is Fear Killing Us?

    22/08/2021 Duration: 01h19min

    It’s been proven that chronic stress can take a toll on our well-being, and right now our society is dealing with an increasingly stressful and uncertain time. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that we have a deep understanding of the role that fear can have on our biochemistry. More importantly, we need to have access to real strategies to optimize our health and lower our stress levels.  The more stressed we are, the more susceptible we are to an entire host of health problems and illnesses, including viral infections. On today’s show, you’re going to learn about the link between fear, anxiety, and COVID-19 outcomes. We’re diving into the studies on psychoneuroimmunology and COVID-19, immune function, and so much more.  This episode is intended to arm you with real, sustainable strategies you can use to empower yourself, manage your mindset, and create a healthier environment that allows you to thrive. At a time when it can be easy to feel like so much is out of your control, I want to remind you of your i

  • TMHS 505: Covid-19 Vulnerability & Clinically Proven Tips To Reduce Your Risk

    17/08/2021 Duration: 01h30min

    We know that some of the largest risk factors for COVID-19 include underlying diseases like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. While at times it might feel like there’s a lot going on in the world that’s out of our control, our ability to take care of our bodies is always in our hands. We know that there are certain habits and behaviors we can do to help our innate and adaptive immune system work at its optimal levels.  On this compilation episode of The Model Health Show, you’re going to hear from a multitude of experts from different specialties on real-world, actionable steps we can take to reduce our risk and susceptibility to COVID-19. This episode is meant to empower you with the information you need to get yourself, your family, and your community healthier.  You’re going to learn about how habits like fasting and breathing tie into immune health, and how our immune system works in conjunction with other systems like the gut and respiratory system. You’ll hear about specific vitamins and fo

  • TMHS 504: The Truth About Mouthwash, Chapstick, & Other Fatal Conveniences - With Guest Darin Olien

    15/08/2021 Duration: 01h39min

    Many of the personal care products that are marketed as healthy have actually been chemicalized overtime to contain carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting compounds. These little hits of toxic chemicals can accumulate in our bodies over time and wreak havoc on our overall health. This is what Darin Olein refers to as fatal conveniences.  On today’s show, we’re diving into common fatal conveniences like store-bought mouthwashes, cough syrup, commercial flights, laptops, and so much more. But Darin isn’t here to bombard you with scare tactics about the products you might be using. Instead, he’s going to inform you on how to find healthy alternatives to your personal care products and ways to reduce your exposure to these fatal conveniences. If you want to eliminate or mitigate your exposure to common harmful toxins, Darin is a well-informed and conscious resource on this subject. I hope you’ll leave this episode with at least one small tweak you can make to support your health, your household, and the environment

  • TMHS 503: 10 Strange (But Powerful!) Facts About The Human Brain

    06/08/2021 Duration: 53min

    The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Its roles and responsibilities are vast, ranging from regulating breathing, processing memories, controlling motor skills, and so much more. On today’s show, I’m taking you behind the scenes of your incredible brain. On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re going to cover ten amazing and strange facts about the human brain. You’re going to learn about the brain’s function and structure, the nutrients it needs to thrive, and how to protect your brain. You’ll also hear about your brain’s capacity during sleep, the role of proper hydration for brain health, and so much more.  Your unique brain is truly amazing, expansive, and one-of-a-kind. The more we understand our brains’ functions and requirements, the better we can stack conditions in our favor. I hope this episode empowers you to take control over the health and power of your remarkable brain. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover: What nociceptors are and why they’re critical for human surviv

  • TMHS 502: Unlock Your Authenticity, Make Smarter Decisions, & Be Your Best Self - With Mike Bayer

    04/08/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    One of my main missions is to remind you how powerful you are in your ability to create change. Whether it be your health, your relationships, or your career, the potential to affect change is entirely up to you. And that change begins with the power of a decision.  Our entire lives are built upon the foundation of our decisions. Just one decision has the capability to change the entire course of our lives. Today’s guest, Mike Bayer, is a New York Times Bestselling author, the host of the Always Evolving Podcast, and the founder of the treatment center, CAST Center. In his new book, One Decision, Mike writes about channeling your authenticity so that you can make empowering and aligned decisions to improve your life. On this episode of The Model Health Show, Mike is sharing powerful insights and tools to help you tap into your authenticity. We’ll discuss practical action plans to help you make empowered and informed decisions, the power of finding your community, and so much more. So listen in, take good note

  • TMHS 501: 8 Inspirational Messages To Listen To On Repeat!

    03/08/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    In honor of celebrating 500 episodes of The Model Health Show, it seemed like an appropriate time to reflect one of the main tenets of the show—to remind you of your potential and instill in you how powerful you are to affect change in your life and the world around you.  This episode is a compilation of eight of the most powerful, inspirational, and empowering messages over the history of the show. You’re going to hear from some of the foremost experts in the world on topics like creating happiness, prioritizing your health, and changing paradigms. You’ll also hear about building your self-confidence and self-worth, how to elevate and overcome yourself, and so much more.  Whether you’ve been along for the ride for one episode or all 500, I hope these messages will bring you value. Above all, I hope this episode will give you confidence in your ability to create your own model and build your best life. Enjoy! In this episode you’ll discover:  Where happiness truly comes from, and how to prioritize it. Three

  • TMHS 500: 10 Breakthrough Lessons That Will Transform Your Life

    31/07/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    “This I know for sure: who you’re meant to be evolves from where you are right now. So learning to appreciate your lessons, mistakes, and setbacks as stepping stones to the future is a clear sign you’re moving in the right direction.” – Oprah Winfrey One of our main purposes in life is to grow, learn, and evolve. Every single experience, whether good or bad, is packaged with life lessons to help us move on to the next level. With hindsight, the ability to appreciate these lessons can often be an invaluable gift.  Today we’re celebrating 500 episodes of The Model Health Show by reviewing ten powerful and transformative life lessons I’ve learned throughout the life of the show. We’re diving into topics like the power of authenticity, taking charge of your education, channeling your vision and purpose, and so much more.  I hope you’ll walk away from this episode feeling empowered, inspired, and confident in your ability to affect change, tune into your own greatness, and set authentic, healthy priorities. Thank

  • TMHS 499: 6-Pack Secrets & Getting Superhero Fit - With Guest Don Saladino

    27/07/2021 Duration: 01h21min

    One thing I love about fitness is that no matter who you are or what your skill level is, there’s always an opportunity to improve. Whether you’re on day one of your fitness journey or you’re a seasoned gym rat, you can always implement new training methods, lift heavier, run faster, and become a better, healthier version of yourself.  Today’s guest, Don Saladino, has trained a whole host of celebrities and professional athletes, including some of the biggest names in superhero films. He is a true fitness expert, and he’s passionate about helping folks take their fitness to the next level. What I truly admire about Don is his approach—while he knows what it takes to create six-pack abs, he also understands the power of basic foundational movements and he is a believer in realistic, individualized strategies.  Whether your goal is to train like a superhero or to simply take the first step in your fitness journey, I know Don’s insights are going to inspire you to take action. You’re going to hear the five exerc

  • TMHS 498: Circadian Nutrition: The Groundbreaking New Science Of Meal Timing

    26/07/2021 Duration: 01h06min

    There’s no denying that what we eat is important, but emerging science shows that when we eat also plays a significant role in many facets of our overall health. Eating in sync with your circadian rhythm can have profound effects on your digestion, microbiome, mental alertness, and so much more.  Circadian nutrition might sound like a new, cutting-edge idea, but fasting in accordance with the sun is actually something humans have done since the beginning of time. Today, we have access to food around the clock, we’re prone to late night snacking, and many of us don’t consider that when we eat is just as important as what we eat.  On today’s show, we’re diving into the latest emerging science behind circadian nutrition and why it matters. You’re going to learn multiple functions and systems within the body that are impacted by the timing of your eating patterns, plus realistic ways to implement circadian fasting to optimize your health. So listen in and enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show!  In this epis

  • TMHS 497: Inflammation Masterclass: The Brain-Gut-Liver Connection & Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods

    20/07/2021 Duration: 01h12min

    Inflammation is a critical part of our evolution, survival, and our overall health. Without it, we could never heal a cut or fight off a fever. But in our culture, our body’s inflammation responses are in overdrive, which over time can damage our cells and organs.  Chronic long-term inflammation is linked to a myriad of health issues including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and autoimmune diseases. That’s why it’s so important that we have a baseline understanding of inflammation, what it does, and how to manage it. On this masterclass episode of The Model Health Show, we’re breaking down what inflammation is, how it works, and clinically proven strategies you can use to cool down the fire of chronic inflammation.  We’re diving into the five biggest contributors to neuroinflammation, plus clinically proven strategies you can implement to protect your brain from inflammation. I hope this episode arms you with the information you need to control inflammation and take control of your health. Enjoy!  In

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