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"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik
"Is what we just talked about recently. Psycho neuroendocrinology. And that's what we're going to be talking about today. And what that really looks at is how your brain your thoughts affect your endocrine system and your hormones are really in the driver's seat when it comes to cellular communication and the out picturing of health. And our bodies these little really I look at them like these little chemical messengers or metabolic DMs, right? So you want to be able to have a healthy sovereign unified system of health in your body. You want your cells talking to each other, and to be on good terms. And so how you sell stay in communication is through hormones. And these hormones are like little metabolic text messages or little metabolic emails. And so now the question is, what happens when an email starts coming in too frequent frequently, it's getting an overabundance of messages sent, it can start to go to spam. If we look at something like insulin, that button keep getting pushed down so much to keep that message keeps getting sent because of the inputs that we're bringing in from our abnormal diet, that message starts to go to spam and we start to lose our sensitivity to receive that message, right? So how do we whitelist insulin again? You know, and so these are some of the foundational tenants number one, your thoughts create chemistry in your body. Number two, you want to optimize these metabolic DMs. And number three, we need before we dive into how to do this. We need a we need a real world example to anchor this in. Okay. And so what I'm going to share with everybody is the overall the overarching name of it is the milkshake experiment. And I'm laughing a little bit because I always think about kelis. My milkshake brings all the boys to never mind. Never mind. I don't even know if you know that song. Of course, you know this song. I hope you know that song. But the milkshake experiment, this was conducted by doctor ilia crumb, and her fellow researchers at Stanford University. And they wanted to find out can your thoughts affect your metabolism? And so what they did was they blend up a bunch of milkshakes. And they measure them out and they put them into different cups. And now all the milkshakes were 380 calories. But what they did was, they slapped some labels on the different glasses of milkshake. One of the labels said, a 140 calorie census shake or sensible milkshake. Even though it was 380 calories. And then for other glasses of the milkshake, they slapped on another label that said, 620 calorie indulgent milkshake. Okay. Now again, all of the milkshakes are the exact same amount of calories at 380 calories. And so depending on some folks got the census shake some folks got the indulgent milkshake and they drank them up, enjoy themselves. Now, here's what happened with their biochemistry. The folks who drank the indulgent milkshake. Believing that this was a really rich high calorie consumption that they're taking on in the form of this milkshake. What happened was there was a really dramatic change in something called ghrelin. And this is going back to these metabolic DMs. Ghrelin is well known to be this kind of glorified hunger hormone. All right, so when gorilla is active, it's driving us to eat. It's telling us kind of like signaling our bodies that we need to get some caloric energy in here. We need some nutrients in. And also it's another thing about ghrelin is now often talked about ghrelin also turns on, the programs that get your body store using stored fuel, right? The quote burning fat, phenomenon, ghrelin is also paired with that. And so when folks actually, when they had the more indulgent milkshake, what happened was, their ghrelin levels plummeted as if they had consumed three times more than they actually did. So that driving force to get them to eat more was shut off. So dramatically, the good news is if they can consume three times more calories than they actually did. So it's a signal to their entire biochemistry, this Tapestry of trillions of cells that we are deeply satisfied. And we're good. We're probably going to be good for a while because we just got this big influx of nutrition, even though it was only 380 calories. Now here's the other part of the story. The folks who consumed the censor shake. They barely had a budge in their ghrelin levels at all. Barely moved at all. And in fact, it was statistically insignificant and to the degree that, again, if the ghrelin is not changing, they just consumed this 300 and 80 calorie milkshake, but for their biochemistry for their cellular intelligence, it's kind of like, well, I really didn't have nothing at all. And so what's going to happen? You're going to be hungry again later. Sooner faster. After you have this milkshake again, 380 calories. So this dramatic change. And if people are doing this, constantly throughout their lives every day every meal with their perception about the food that they're eating. What kind of impact is that going to have? On the out picturing of their of their hormones and what their cells are doing, as far as burning and storing fat as well. And so this leans into the real crux of the story, which is the dramatic impact that our thoughts are going to have on our overall metabolism. And so now how do we take this and use this to our advantage? Right. Thoughts are things and people are thinking like, that's crazy. Are they going to go around and put labels on their own food and how should people use this? Well, this is going to sound a little weird, but you're going to placebo yourself. You're going to placebo yourself. Yes. You're going to placebo yourself. If we're telling ourselves, for instance, that we're eating a food that's a quote bad food. What does that do to your biochemistry? How does that relate? And just on a superficial level, if you're eating a bad food, and you equate that to a bad behavior, are you being a bad person? It could start to leave a series of events. But also from that biochemical level, if you are eating a quote bad food that's gonna have these negative outcomes in your body, and that's what you're believing. That's your strongest belief. Your unconscious or subconscious belief, your body is going to have a more complicated time. I'll put it simply interacting with that food and you're gonna have a much higher likelihood of retaining more of those calories you consume and storing it as fat. And this is detail. I talk about this in my book eat smarter as well with a study breaking down. People eat a meal of processed food versus whole foods. And so they brought their bodies literally retaining more of that caloric energy, kind of creating a hormonal clog when they're eating processed food. But also part of it is a belief of what you're eating. So that's number one. Number two, this is something I saw in my clinical practice a lot. If somebody's eating what they deem to be healthy and just be like, I hate this or not usually the foods that I would tell them to eat. But just what they believe to be healthy food. And they're eating this meal or this particular food, and they're telling themselves that, you know, this is yeah, this is blah, you know, I'm just doing this thing. I'm on this new diet, whatever the case might be. When you could placebo yourself and you interact with that food in a new way, especially I'm a big proponent of joy. So making sure that the food is actually good. But you're telling yourself that this food that actually happens to be good for you is just the most incredible experience that you've ever had. It's like making love, it's like this deep seductive, beautiful experience to have this, you know, this green smoothie or whatever it is. You know, like, this is just so indulgent. Like you turn it into this really interactive thing where your mind and your body is interacting with this food that just so happens to be good with you. What's going to happen is, according to the data, your ghrelin levels that was driving you to eat is going to be suppressed even more, because you feel like, hey, this is an indulgence. Even though you're not consuming a lot more calories, you're consuming some of these nutrient dense, it's telling your biochemistry that, you know, I'm deeply satisfied. I'm really enjoying this and I'm being a little naughty actually, you know? And it creates a shift in that biochemistry. So this is just level one with this. There's other things to unpack, but I think that this is a powerful way to start to placebo ourselves. So what you eat matters, but it's also how you eat it. It's the state that you're eating it in. And it's tough sometimes because some people aren't even conscious of what the readings are so distracted. Even in the process of eating that they're on their phones or watching the news, they're doing everything else and they're not even really even tasting their foods. Now I take the time when I'm eating a meal, not all the time, this is not about perfection it's about progress, but I really pay attention to the subtle flavors, you know, the food is so beautiful and dynamic and complex. You know, I just took a trip, I just came back from Atlanta back home here to LA. And while I was in Atlanta, I had these different meal experiences, and I could taste all of these things. I really just don't think that I would have tasted, you know, it had I not been this person that I am today. And I had such a good experience. I had such a joyful experience I'll never forget, and it was revolving around food, but not in a negative way. This was something very affirmative. You know, so we all have the capacity to be present with our food to really enjoy it because I'm deeply this and everyone doesn't have to subscribe to this belief, but, you know, there are people who live by the tenant and teach through this tentative eat to live don't live to eat. Now, that's not what I believe. I believe that food tastes good for the sole purpose of us enjoying it and eating it. And I think that it's a big part of our lives as humans. Like if you look at human evolution, food has been a centerpiece of so much of our lives, and especially here today, all of our greatest moments there's food involved. Now the type of food is debatable, but every culture, you know, long live traditions, food is a centerpiece and I believe that food tastes amazing and it's a joyful experience so that we feel more compelled to eat it. And how do we do this in a healthful way, get the most out of it, get that modulation with ghrelin and leptin and insulin being normalized and glucagon and all these things that we really break down and eat smarter. But we can make this a more empowering event, especially when we leverage our own psychology placebo ourselves and create a new interaction relationship with our food. Amazing. Placebo yourself. I love that buddy. So food is it's not you can not only convene nutritious, but it could be a delicious and it's a lot of it is our attitude that we're bringing to the table as we're eating it. We could be mindful. We could also bring the joy. This is the best food ever. It's nourishing my body and my mind, my soul. Some people would do it through like a little blessing or a prayer. You know, they have some kind of ritual around it, but it's definitely what you matters, especially for your gray matter, you know, it's all our listeners are thinking about their brain health. Sean Stevenson, how do people find out more about eating, eating right and more about I love the milkshake effect? I think we're not saying milkshakes are a brain food, right? But that's amazing knowledge like always, where can people find out more? Perfect, perfect. Yes, and I actually break down the milkshake experiment more into martyrs. So it's really and we just share this when it came out a few months ago was in number one. I know all books in the United States, which was just amazing at a time when so much craziness is happening in the world for people to stand up and say, hey, health really matters food matters. It really just kind of ignited even stronger fire within me to get this message out and get folks educated in power. So you could pick up eat smart anywhere that books are sold and folks can check out my show that we just finished. Recording again, having you on is such a such a gift. And it's called the model health show, very grateful to say we're frequently the number one health podcast in the U.S. and the secret is we care a lot. And we're doing masterclasses on subject matters. Anything in health that you might have a question about, we've got a masterclass on it and I guarantee walk away not just with the big understanding of the ideas and complexities how it all works. But also, what are some things that you can do today to take advantage of this thing and be empowered, especially again at a time we need a lot more empowerment. And I encourage everybody else to follow Sean social media model at Shawn model on Instagram. Fantastic. Take a screenshot of this also as we often do. I feel like the best way of when you learn something, you just got to probably hour you spend learning something I always recommend you gotta spend like an equal hour somewhere over the week to apply those things and one of the best ways of learning it is to explain it to somebody else. You know, they'll explanation effect. And teach it. And so take a screenshot of this tag Sean, tag myself and post it. And what do you want them to put in the post? And I encourage everyone to watch this on YouTube if you have it too because this is amazing production here. So we appreciate your team for capturing this. When they're posting what would you like them to do and have a question for them or challenge or do you know what? I would love people to share what is their favorite, healthy indulgence. Who? I like that. What is your healthiest favorite indulgence? And because you'll tag us in it, I'll repost some of my favorites and I'll actually gift a copy of eat smarter to one person in our community just as a thank you. But Sean, many thanks for your show for your work for your books. You know, for our friendship. And we're looking forward to having you back. There's appreciate you. Once a double your brain speed and memory power, if you'd like to learn rapidly and get ahead faster, I'd like to give you my brand new quick brain accelerator program. You will discover exactly what I teach my clients to learn, read and remember anything and have the time. There is no charge as my gift to you for being one of our subscribers that's KW, IK, brain dot com, or simply text the word podcast to 9 one 6, 8, two, two, 72, 46, and we'll send you a directly. That's 9 one 6, 82, right. 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"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik
"Fu. Show me. Welcome back quick brain, your question for today is how do you use your mind to change your body? And I think everybody wants a better body and here we have back on our show. We're very excited to have one of the most come back guests on our show, probably the amazing author, podcaster, Sean Stevenson, superhero, friend of mine. Thanks for being on. Always an honor. Yeah. And now we happen to be on your.
Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation
"Sean. Welcome back other glad to have year is my pleasure. Always love talking with you man. Let's jump right in. And i wanna talk about top foods for brain health and nutrients. I mean there's so much out there. And i'm sure people come to you for a ton of advice and one of the things that you see especially when people are starting off. They're like which supplement or which thing is the best for that and we tend to overlook some of the most obvious stuff that's right in front of us and i feel like that's what you did a really great job in eat smarter. Is you highlighted the things that it's just easy to overlook and the power of food truly is being medicine not liked medicine but medicine for real right sometimes even better and i want to start off by this study that you mentioned inside of each smarter and it was around alzheimer's and a particular nutrient tell us what that new chain is and how this nutrient was shown to have a significant reversal on our age. Yes so the current size. When we're looking at alzheimer's you know is a really really difficult situation. There's not much as for as peer reviewed evidence on being able to reverse his condition as see much. Improvement is a lot of times. It's trying to slow down the progression but now there's so much evidence coming out in so many wonderful scientists are asking these questions. What can we do. let's try. This thing was try that thing. And the funny thing is is circling back to the world of nutrition. But of course makes sense because your brain is literally made from food and we know today. That alzheimer's is largely tied to this calling. Type three diabetes. This insulin resistance taking place in the brain and so looking at what are the nutrients that help to regulate our insulin response. What a nutrients that help to normalize and he'll brain cells to create neurogenesis and sparked the creation of new brain cells.
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Smart Passive Income
"And i cannot wait to go behind the scenes with you. So let's talk all about it. How does the man run the show that more here today. On smart pacifism podcast. Let's go to the smart passive income. Podcast where it's all about working hard now so you can sit back and read the benefits later and now your host. He's got to shoebox full of business ideas he has to continually say no to pat. Flynn what's up. Everybody pamphlet here and welcome to session. Four hundred and ninety seven of this more passive income. Podcast happy july for listening to this at the time this comes out. I hope you are doing well this summer. I hope you're getting some things done and having some fun under the sun you know what i mean but anyway today. We're gonna have some fun because we're talking with shawn stevenson literally. One of the only podcasts. I subscribe to. Because i did a huge purge number of years ago but had to keep shawn's on because it was teaching me all about health mental and physical fitness and super grateful for him because he's a great friend of mine and we're actually in a mastermind group together. We chat with each other every single week with a group of people. So i know all about what's been going on in his business especially with the launch of his recent book. Eat smarter which i recently saw in target actually. I didn't see any pokemon cards. But i saw his book staring at me in the face. And i'm proud of him. Because i know how much he's worked to get there and we're gonna talk about that work and how he runs the show today so let's dive right in here. He is shawn stevenson from the model health. Show let's go shawn welcome back to pakistan podcasts. My friend thanks for coming back. Is my honor back to the future anytime man. I'm excited because you've been doing so much stuff and last time we chatted. We talked I think your last book sleep smarter came out which was super revolutionary for me personally and so thank you for that and now you have a new book out called eat smarter. Are we going to see a whole string of books. Like i don't know what other smart as you might have in mind but is this like a whole line now. You're starting right now. Absolutely is the smarter. Universe is what we're calling it. Yeah i like it do you. Can you tell us what's coming next or no. No man you. It's top secret right now. It's it's special right now. Each martyrs is still just fresh out of the oven. And so that's what focused on but yes. There is definitely two more projects at least coming up. That's so tell me about the experience of writing. Eat smarter compared to sleep smarter. What did you take from your first experience with sleep..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf
"Podcast cleaning up the main mental mace in. Today's podcast i'm going to be interviewing shawn stevenson. The creator of the model show which has been featured as a number one fitness and nutrition cost actions when she was twenty years old. He was diagnosed with an incurable disease in his spine. He was told that his spine was that of an eighteen year old man and deteriorating fast everything was failing his life his relationships school until he had a major major mindset. Change warren naming something. His grandmother's seat sean. I explore the role of the mind. Inhaling all parties affected. Food isn't just food. It's information for brain in forties the dangers of the prescriptive diet industry and the problem of getting healthy food to everyone. But before we begin. I am so excited to finally announce it. You're going to be back in person for my end of your mental health retreats in dallas texas. The same seconds before this conference is all about helping you manage your health and teen of the purse. Covert maintenace. I'll be doing sessions on recovery heating anxiety. I'm wearing toxic thinking habits and move. Plasma have amazing speakers via workshops at sway bags and so much more. It's really going to be practical with techniques and tips to help you manage you'll meaningfulness and you will be offering siamese and see us tickets on sale. Not july thirtieth. So don't wait tickets now. At dr league conference of the minka details will be in the shuts and just a quick reminder. This podcast is for educational purposes. If you have any medical needs please. Consult the appropriate medical professional to today's port-cost shorn. It's so good torture. Gin thank you so much for coming on. The podcast. And i had such a great conversation before so i'm really gonna enjoy talking about your son with you deal with. Got your fantastic book here. Each smarter love the cover. So good and i love the fact that you talk about. Use the power of food to reboot your metabolism all about rebooting the brain. So i loved that. Caught my attention upgrade your brain or physical martine and transform your life so we speak the same language from different angles. So welcome thank you so much for joining me today. Thank you so much for having me. And that's why of course. I love talking with us. We definitely speak the same language for sure absolutely or you wrote this amazing book but before we start to sell us. Just tell my views and listeners. A little bit of you. They've heard your bio. But just from your side tell something that's not in your buyers. Well okay yeah i mean. I think that i would be lease expected to be in his field. Doing what i'm doing right now at this point got to like eat smart as already national bestseller sleep smarter than international bestseller and no idea be writing books working in the health space. I always thought that i would be playing football playing college football than you know. Hopefully making it to the pros. That was kind of my aspiration coming. From where i come from which is essentially in an area where there's a lot of poverty but the reason i even hesitate to say that is at poverty here in the united states is very different from poverty in the rest of the world. Like still probably got a tv or two. You still got a clunker drive in true story. My mother would get cars from a car. Dealership called o k junk cars. That was a place. I swear so. We'd like run to the ground. Go talk anyway. So i never seen anybody in my peer group. I didn't know anybody who ever went to college. Let alone you know. But i would know like a friend of a friend like. His brother went on a football scholarship. You know so. That's always thought i would be doing. And everything was going. Great and the beginning i ran a four five forty yard dash so for folks. Watch the nfl that kind of stuff. So this is like nfl. Combine was just fifteen. I was a kid when i ran the time. And so i was doing that excelling at track but in track practices the first hurdle discussed throw a little punnet there where i where directed me into what i'm doing today because i was at track track practice running a two hundred meter time and as i was coming off the curb into the straight away my hip broke so i broke my hip just from fall. No trauma in football. Just my elliott crest is broke off and i didn't know i thought maybe you know pulled a muscle. I don't know i never been injured before. And so now. Here's where things get. Interesting is that i went through. What's called standard of care. All right where you get some in said get some crutches you might get some fancy ultrasound treatment which by the way stoned as a treatment. That's a whole other different conversation but nobody stopped ask. How did a fifteen year old kid breaks his hip from what are the underlying conditions that will enable something like that to happen and long story short. You know my aspirations for playing at the next level were really diminished quickly. Because i couldn't get back on track very long. Got game films over my closet right now. I'm like breaking away. I'm running suite. Which is like a run to the outside. And i'm five feet from the end zone and i literally just fought my body breaks down. I like injured my running again. You know and so. You know long story short when i went to college. Fortunately i was a scholar at leeds advisory. Gpa all that stuff. And i you know when. I went to college academic scholarship and it was in-school where i have been shared this with you before you know becoming from my environment the only example that i saw like somebody successful was like watching. Tv you know so like the cosby show or something. I'm like it looks like a doctor's good idea. Let me do that. You know so into this. Private university. Ray pre med track and fortunately fate kind of had other plans for me in a sense because i realized my very first semester that i hated science absolutely detested. I couldn't dead or have this reoccurring nightmare about this biology class in you know what it was really was the way that i was being taught. It didn't connect it was not visceral and this is a big reason why i do. What day is to make people this light up and understand that this kind of terminal thing that you're learning about is a universe happening inside of you know but anyway i shifted my coursework over to something else but this when i get this ultimate diagnosis of a degenerative bone disease degenerative disk disease so my spine which is break out low bone density. That's what was happening back. When i was fifteen the early warning signs of this. I didn't think it nobody stopped. Ask until i'm in chronic pain to our needed disk. And i'm just a kid i'm twenty years old and this is where it kinda ties into an why i love your work so much. I was even reading some of your book again today. Like it's just. I share this with you that sometimes you you know a thing but you'd never articulated mentally are you never see it articulated and when i went in to see my physician at the time and you know again. I'm twenty years old and coming in. They're used to working with my ball. Trainers and i have this condition. He puts the mri up. He's like you have this fill in the blank condition and so i'm me like okay.
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Beyond the To Do List
"On right it's not even real you know so but it's only been a couple of decades but period even with television. It's only been like within. You know our our grandparents lifetime you know that these things have been around if he throughout human humanity like the evolution of humanity. We've only got like a blink of an eye that we've been able to manufacture a second daytime and we're not getting that natural day or are light dark cycle and our bodies are craving darkness in the evening but if we were to have light exposure in the evening it was what color fire that color. So that reddish orange is yellowish. And so what we can do. Is we can utilize some hacks here. And so are encouraged everybody to do this. Like right now. Are you can pause it by gas or you know you could do this after pockets either way but we'll be here when you get back. But here's the thing number one apple on all of their new devices their iphones ipads dave included a blue light blocking device in the tool section of all their devices. And even if you have older phone got iphone five. Whatever it is i phoned one. Whoever is out there got the dinosaur. I dunno you the latest update. You now have that tool on your phone that pulls out the most troublesome melatonin crushing light from your screen. Why would a multibillion dollar company like apple do that. They don't do it for no reason. I mean everything they do is have has a specific purpose and what it is. There's so much more data coming out showing that this blue light exposure at night is number. One is wrecking honestly quality. Leading to higher rates of cancer. Heart rates apart disease diabetes metabolic syndrome. Obesity crazy stuff that they're again. They're doing this for purpose. They don't want to be the ones to blame really. That's what we're looking at here. Because world health organization has come out and said that sleep deprivation specifically being up in the evening working is a class. Two a carcinogen right. It's a cancer causing agent to be up at night. People don't hear that you don't hear that in the in the in the media right what's going on. Why is that will melatonin. Not only is it a powerful sleep hormone but it's also a powerful anti-cancer hormone and.
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Beyond the To Do List
"Privilege to welcome shawn stevenson to the show. Sean welcome to the show. Thank you so much eric. I'm excited so this is a topic that we've only covered kind of peripherally once before which is sleep and this is not the only thing you do however you have written a book specifically about it. So you're you're uniquely qualified. And i need more sleep. I need better sleep actually as more probably more accurate and so we're going to get to the bottom of that but why asleep so important. Oh my goodness this is like the jeopardy like double jeopardy question man this is. This is so powerful. You know you just said i'm actually a clinical nutritionist and have been focused on hormones. Nutrigenomics all this stuff for many years. But i wrote this international bestselling book now by the way which is crazy. Even say this because it's much needed. This was like the achilles heel of our results whether it's got to do with weight loss reversing insulin sensitivity brain function and productivity crazy enough. And i'm big and this is why i'm excited to be here. I'm a big student in fan of productivity. And i'm always looking to find ways to streamline especially my work life and one of the things that i cited in a ton of studies on very analytical human being scientists but one of the things that are really focused on in the book was there was a study published by the american academy of sleep medicine that found that poor. Sleep quality was equal to marijuana use and binge-drinking in determining academic performance. You you know and this is. The thing is many people listening. They might not be students any longer but we really are. That's what this whole game is about. It's about being a continuous student. Continue its learned being in being able to execute and sleep deprivation literally cripples our brains to be able to function properly and also in the study reported that the college students were sleepers. Were also more likely to earn worse grades and even to drop out of classes than the people who were healthy sleepers and so. How often are we dropping out in our goals in our work life. And one of the things that's being brought to the forefront when things. I'm talking about a lot in media and things like that is this new term called cyber loafing are. He's called cyber loafing in what this is basically. Is that when you're supposed to be working on. That project is supposedly working on that landing page or whatever the case may be and you're just like in fighting that you find yourself opening up twitter for a few minutes or you find yourself opening up facebook or instagram for just a few minutes and the next thing you know you get sucked into the internet black hole in his like thirty minutes later. An hour later like what was wrong with me. You know in cyber loafing. What they found was that basically every hour of poor sleep quality correlated with twenty percent greater incidence of cyber loafing so each each of those segments of time loss.
Is Processed Food Making People Angry and Stupid
"Heireann droop wrote here host of the green podcasts. When it comes down to what we're made of so much of it is about food. Food literally builds us brick by brick cell-by-cell that means what we eat provides. The building blocks that make up the entire body which means unfortunately for a lot of people. They're made up of junk. Our poor food choices gravely impact our brain health resulting in behaviors. That leave us. More lonely anxious depressed illness prone and more overweight than ever before my guest on today's minneapolis owed doctors. David and austin pearl mutter and shawn stevenson talked to us about how our health our relationships and even our thinking have been damaged by our western processed food diet. They discuss how our lifestyles and diet. Impact our brain function and our ability to make good choices as well as how we interact and show up for our relationships. Let's listen in starting with my interviews with doctors. David and austin parameter. I want to read a passage from the book. Our are being gravely manipulated resulting in behaviors. That leave us. More lonely anxious depressed distressful illness prone and overweight than ever before. So we talked about those two aspects which is how do we help and support people to actually make these decisions and implement change in their life to achieve to achieve whatever goal that they wanna focus on. But let's start off with what is actually hijacking. Our brand that. It makes it difficult to do. So can you describe the landscape landscape and the state of threats that our brains are under today. Sure we'll start with one of the most important and probably most straightforward of the its food. We need food. We need to eat food to keep going. But what is it that we're putting into our bodies. A recent study showed that sixty eight percent of the foods that people eat and buy in. The store have added sugar. We know sugar isn't really a good thing for us but the question has to be. What is it doing to our thinking. What is it doing to our brains and is the question that i think were now able to answer but we haven't been looking into nearly enough. What is sugar doing to our brains. Will sugar fosters inflammation which listeners know is not good for the body. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in variety of problems. Things like heart disease. Things like alzheimer's disease. What we're understanding now is that inflammation this process that sugar up regulates changes are thinking. So let's let that sink in. It's not that it changes are thinking in the long run. It changes are thinking right now. Inflammation has been shown in several recent trials to bias our decision making towards short-term impulsive thinking so to put that into context if you're eating a diet that increases inflammation you're going to make more short term or decisions like eating diet that increases inflammation choosing the wrong foods to be eating and that transcends just diet it gets into other things if you're somebody who struggles with all nine shopping. Now you have a diet. that increases inflammation. You're going to be picking the short term reward and that means your your shopping. Cart might be filling up online with things that you don't need so again. Food is one of those entry points. It's something that has been made incredibly palatable over the years and while that means it might taste good. We need to appreciate that. It is activating these circuits within our bodies within our brains that are making our decisions more impulsive more short term oriented and in the big picture taking us away from the decisions that will lead us to health and will lead us to happiness and let me add Before we move on from food and because it is It is a very important topic because we recognize that in a simplistic model there to areas of the brain. That are involved in decision. Making the prefrontal cortex which is the more advanced area. If i may and the more primitive if i may amid della and you know there's a balance between the two we tend to With inflammation unfortunately have more input from the primitive and magdala and as such are decisions are not really looking at the future as opposed if we can reconnect to the prefrontal cortex and that is the area of the brain that allows us to participate in a process of thinking of the long term consequences of our actions today s to be more empathetic. It allows us to be more compassionate has to tamp down this sense of us versus them. That comes from the amid bella. So we're trying to reconnect to the prefrontal. Cortex and in a as per our discussion of food and inflammation inflammation absolutely threatens that connection and i have to say that A thought came to me this morning while in the shower some of my best thoughts come to me and shower and having read the new york times this morning they had an interesting article about what's going on in brazil with reference to deforestation the amazon. Not a good thing. I think most people would agree with that but that said what has happened to the thought process around the globe. is influenced by the globalization of the western pro inflammatory diet. That as this western diet a finds its way to every corner of the globe. It's changing how people across our planet think and behave
How Goalcast Creates Viral Videos With Salim Sader And Cyrus Gorjipour
"For. You guys started this business. Goal casts really really recently. And you've got an so good so fast that justin bieber's agent scooter braun braun. Lebron's the guy who's responsible for some of the most viral music videos in the world. He's the man who basically created justin bieber and he said these guys are some of the best and most masterful storyteller he's ever met. There's a funny story. There actually go ahead and scooter wants me to share this. But when we were filming his video for goal cast we were telling him no. Do this or say that story again or focus on this and at one point he just turned us. Zych like guys. Do you know. I make the most viral videos on the internet. And we're like. Yeah but you've never made a goal cast video. This is different and he just looked at us and he was really pissed. And he's like guys. I brought justin bieber look up videos like it has two billion views on youtube. Stand down and all that and then we just to our guns. were like. Listen if you wanna make a goal video we know what works with our audience. We know what works on facebook. Like you have to tell the story your way. And then what happened is that she then went along with it and video when we released it to him before we posted it. He called me up and he's like guys really. This is amazing. I've never tried to my own video. And i was crying watching video psych. Good thing you guys in listen to me and most people usually listen to me and you guys just stuck to your guns just reminded me of the amazing. That's really proud of you guys. How long ago did you start bowl. Cast for three years ago. Three years ago awesome and so three years. That's how you can get in three years. How many fans you have right now. More than thirty million across all social networks in three years three years. Yeah that's incredible. Please give them around of applause. Sa- break it down for us. And i want you to break it down for a step-by-step in a rap with a frenchaccent norm kid. What's going on what was going on in that rock. Thomas video works so well. How did that get eighty million views. I would start by saying that what we try to establish his four thinks it's credibility authenticity right sympathy and then relayed ability. I see you guys writing down some credibility that authenticity sympathy and reliability and ability. Yeah awesome rhyme. Oh yeah. I didn't even know so he can do it in a wrap. Your those things usually a lot of speakers. All storytellers usually focus on the credibility. Part if you notice and what we try to do is actually focus on the three others because people a lot of people already have the credibility part really down and one really good trick one. Good way to have all three at once is to be vulnerable so think about it. You know you have authenticity. if you're vulnerable. Authenticity is basically being yourself shawn stevenson. Just talked about that right like if you share. Something vulnerable yourself. You're instantly yourself right. Sympathy sympathy. Is people feeling what you're feeling right. People have to feel in your shoes and when you say something like as an example i went to talk to that girl and she broke my heart bright. If i share it with someone than instantly you feel those three things. And then you can relate also the third part relating. Is you going back to a story in your life that relates to what i just shared with you and that instantly makes us feel connected. And that's what we try to do with our videos. That's brilliantly said. Could you state those three things again for people who are taking no yes. Authenticity sympathy and reliability authenticity sympathy and relate ability. Could you go more into sympathy and reliability. Yeah sympathy and reliability to us. We try to do with both at the same time. Sympathy to us is a lot about the feeling. It's a lot about feeling the same emotion as a speaker or somebody in movies. They do that too right. You feeling the same emotion as a person going through it. If you notice alexei the rock thomas video. We do that in subtle ways as well. There's a part where his father screams at him. And then you see the kid starting to cry that is sympathy because when we show an image of a kid crying. You'd bloody feel you didn't need to have the same experience to feel that because we show an image of a kid crying you can feel it so related to the other side really ability. Is you thinking about a time which your own father. Maybe where you felt the same way. So that's how would differentiate it.
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
"Sean. Welcome back to the broken. Bring podcast brother. We re just been chitchat. A little bit. I feel like that was a whole podcast and itself like save. Save save save save. Save it for the audience to get into it and we definitely are so many topics to talk about today. And i was thinking as i was preparing for this <hes>. Interview on my drive up from san diego visiting family. I was thinking. What kind of frame do i want to give this conversation and actually put out a quote that i came across recently from the author james. Nestor he tweeted it once before he wrote this book breath which is really great book. We have on the podcast. When read this quote. And i'm gonna tied into why it's so central to this conversation the first subjects. We're going to get into so this is from albert zafy gory a pri- butcher that a little bit nobel prize winner. 1937 was individual who was responsible for discovering vitamin c as a mechanism inside the body. He says more than sixty years of research on living systems has convinced me that our body is much more nearly perfect than the endless list of ailments suggest its shortcomings are due less to its inborn imperfections then to our abuse it and what i love about. That quote is that. And i posted on instagram this morning. So much of what we think of our body is messing up. Our body is failing us. Our bodies not showing up. How he wanted it to be is much of the by just trying to survive the crazy environment. We've put it in and nothing better describes as inside of your new book. It's smarter than how you introduce the world of fat to us and i'd love to start there so fat loss. Losing fat getting rid of belly fat. It's something that people always think of especially at the time to this. Podcast is coming out. Twenty twenty one. Everybody's like it's a new year. Let me get started. Twenty twenty was a tough one. Takes down the rabbit hole of what we do not understand and get about that. This is so good. And i love that quote so much you know. We're we're in a state where you our system is really focused on malfunction of the human body and not on the grace and the perfection in the beauty of the human body in all the potential you know. An an that's shifting. There's a shift taking place for sure and part of that overall assessment. Because right now we've seen it just run rampant here in the united states. We have about two hundred million citizens who are overweight or obese cry now things populations what three hundred ten. Something they'd it makes no like we can't rationally understand the magnitude of that and right now just shared a study yesterday. That within the next ten years half of the us population will be clinically obese. And we've we've gotten into where we're we're in a battle with fat. We're at war with fad. And i think that the war is a little bit misdirected. And that's wars that something on drugs on everything in that war inherently creates backlash. There's consequences to all of our actions. And i think that there's really just a lack of of well rounded understanding about what fat is because. Here's the the rub. your body. Fat is actually one of the most miraculous important things to your survival into your evolution as a human and so i wanted to start with that premise and kind of dive into fat in. Just open that conversation up because it's evolutionary adaptation that humans have that we've developed over time to be very good at storing fat. Our body fat is there for our survival and it's really really good at doing that. And during times of course we'd experience to our evolution. Where food is scarce. We want that fat to be there to provide a source where we can live to fight another day to see you know scavenger hunt or whatever it is to keep us going and now today however we've gotten we're in a war with this thing that is there for our survival in understanding how miraculous it really isn't so to start at the heart of it. Fat is an first and foremost. And as that's i think a big thing that even people who are in the world of wellness sometimes don't understand it. S just like the way that you would think about the heart. The lungs the brain fat and itself is in oregon. And and when you say it's an organ what are the characteristics of an oregon. That fat has so. This is okay. Psychologically we see fat as like this scattered random droplets of unhappiness at different points of our body right but there there are networks are communities of fat that i talked about in the book and so that i community is storage fats and this is what people are usually trying to target or we're talking about burning fat or getting rid of fat. It's these storage fats. And this goes under the umbrella of these white adipose tissue storage fats and again they're all interconnected and being that it's an organ it creates and produces its own hormones. It has its own receptor sites. It has its own management in cellular communication
Build Your Brain and Burn Fat with Shawn Stevenson
"Sean. Welcome back to the broken. Bring podcast brother. We re just been chitchat. A little bit. I feel like that was a whole podcast and itself like save. Save save save save. Save it for the audience to get into it and we definitely are so many topics to talk about today. And i was thinking as i was preparing for this Interview on my drive up from san diego visiting family. I was thinking. What kind of frame do i want to give this conversation and actually put out a quote that i came across recently from the author james. Nestor he tweeted it once before he wrote this book breath which is really great book. We have on the podcast. When read this quote. And i'm gonna tied into why it's so central to this conversation the first subjects. We're going to get into so this is from albert zafy gory a pri- butcher that a little bit nobel prize winner. 1937 was individual who was responsible for discovering vitamin c as a mechanism inside the body. He says more than sixty years of research on living systems has convinced me that our body is much more nearly perfect than the endless list of ailments suggest its shortcomings are due less to its inborn imperfections then to our abuse it and what i love about. That quote is that. And i posted on instagram this morning. So much of what we think of our body is messing up. Our body is failing us. Our bodies not showing up. How he wanted it to be is much of the by just trying to survive the crazy environment. We've put it in and nothing better describes as inside of your new book. It's smarter than how you introduce the world of fat to us and i'd love to start there so fat loss. Losing fat getting rid of belly fat. It's something that people always think of especially at the time to this. Podcast is coming out. Twenty twenty one. Everybody's like it's a new year. Let me get started. Twenty twenty was a tough one. Takes down the rabbit hole of what we do not understand and get about that. This is so good. And i love that quote so much you know. We're we're in a state where you our system is really focused on malfunction of the human body and not on the grace and the perfection in the beauty of the human body in all the potential you know. An an that's shifting. There's a shift taking place for sure and part of that overall assessment. Because right now we've seen it just run rampant here in the united states. We have about two hundred million citizens who are overweight or obese cry now things populations what three hundred ten. Something they'd it makes no like we can't rationally understand the magnitude of that and right now just shared a study yesterday. That within the next ten years half of the us population will be clinically obese. And we've we've gotten into where we're we're in a battle with fat. We're at war with fad. And i think that the war is a little bit misdirected. And that's wars that something on drugs on everything in that war inherently creates backlash. There's consequences to all of our actions. And i think that there's really just a lack of of well rounded understanding about what fat is because. Here's the the rub. your body. Fat is actually one of the most miraculous important things to your survival into your evolution as a human and so i wanted to start with that premise and kind of dive into fat in. Just open that conversation up because it's evolutionary adaptation that humans have that we've developed over time to be very good at storing fat. Our body fat is there for our survival and it's really really good at doing that. And during times of course we'd experience to our evolution. Where food is scarce. We want that fat to be there to provide a source where we can live to fight another day to see you know scavenger hunt or whatever it is to keep us going and now today however we've gotten we're in a war with this thing that is there for our survival in understanding how miraculous it really isn't so to start at the heart of it. Fat is an first and foremost. And as that's i think a big thing that even people who are in the world of wellness sometimes don't understand it. S just like the way that you would think about the heart. The lungs the brain fat and itself is in oregon. And and when you say it's an organ what are the characteristics of an oregon. That fat has so. This is okay. Psychologically we see fat as like this scattered random droplets of unhappiness at different points of our body right but there there are networks are communities of fat that i talked about in the book and so that i community is storage fats and this is what people are usually trying to target or we're talking about burning fat or getting rid of fat. It's these storage fats. And this goes under the umbrella of these white adipose tissue storage fats and again they're all interconnected and being that it's an organ it creates and produces its own hormones. It has its own receptor sites. It has its own management in cellular communication
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on The Darin Olien Show
"Welcome to the show. Thanks to tune in. i appreciate your time. I appreciate your energy that you've been given to the show and listen if things resonate with you make sure to share it naturally to other people because this is the way were supposed to get out information now because you know we can't just all of these same platforms anymore. We just can. I don't care what side of the aisle on it you are that there's just some gnarly corruption and i don't i don't dig it man. I don't dig it. But i love to be able to sit down with great people with their hearts in place and moving forward in their lives effecting change there's no one greater that's contributing to this then shawn stevenson. There's a lot of great people out there doing great things moving forward but this dude is also dedicating his life to getting out information so we kind of spent the afternoon together. He came out. We sat under an oak tree. We both been meaning to connect with each other for the last couple years and we finally did it. I was blown away like he has the number one health podcast in the us millions of listeners. Millions of downloads. And i was so touched by his commitment his authenticity his intelligence so we started to get into a little bit on the side of like. When you see things and peel back the layers. You see that there's agendas going on and that's not cool. We need to push back. We have allowed. You know big brother and big sister to Control some things we need. start saying. Listen this is our freedom. This is our sovereignty we started to dabble into that. You went to the university of missouri. St louis studied business. He studied biology and nutritional science. He was a founder of advanced. Integrative health alliance a company that provides wellness services for individuals and other organizations. He's had a whole clinical nutrition background working directly with the doctors and people straight on so he really has an insight into what people are challenged with. You wrote an incredible book way before people were people talking about sleep like crazy right now and he actually wrote a book While back called sleep smarter. Encourage you to check that out but he also wrote a new book that has just released called eat smarter. Listen this is not his point of view necessarily is his point of view based on data he is gathered clinical data and this is an important thing to understand because he is digging into that research and putting it in a way that people can understand he's been featured in forbes and one of the fast companies the new york times muscle and fitness. Abc news espn. All of this stuff. And he is just a solid solid dude. Who's caring about you. Me the world at large and is really hitting it. And i really loved sitting down with brother like this and really number one getting to finally meet him but also really fiving with his mission and the i'm just gonna say it. It's not the last time. I'm going to be collaborating with this dude. So i'm really grateful that we were able to sit down and unpacked some of the things that he's been working on for twenty plus years okay. He's got incredible background. He's had to pull up the bootstraps and take a look at his life and take responsibilities. Had some really diverse challenges in his life. And i just really appreciate this guy. And i know that you will too so hook in hold on an joy my good new friend shawn stevenson. You know it's so crazy and this was all out of saint louis missouri. You know. of course it's the health hub of the universe That sarcasm I'm just. I'm very inquisitive person. You know. I think it starts with that always so even one of my big mandates is just to inspire curiosity because rather than me during the david blaine thing and just trying to convince you. It's just getting you to ask question within yourself and once we could do that man some magical things start to happen and you know so much of what i'll say is going to be mirrored by what folks are doing. And of course you're doing whether we realize it or not and one of the big tenants of realities at food is just food. It's information and every bite of food that we eat literally in these are some of the things i just integrated throughout the pages of each smarter. The new book nutrigenomics neutra genetics literally is determining what your genes are doing. You know this is such a massively powerful thing. And i grew up in. I think part of what has made it to where i've seen this level of like all these different cool things have happened. You know in the space. My last books smarter became international. Bestseller's firstly wellness book to become an international bestseller's translating twenty different countries. In you know it's kind of dismiss it was the first domino in this wave of like. I just did a just did a talk for tom. Brady's t twelve company. They've got like sleep wellness coaches. This didn't exist and many of these folks. No data like they use my language that i really pushed into popular lexicon. But they don't know me they don't know where it came from and that's the power of a variety to him. You know even though we have all these other sources of communication. It's still one of those cool ones but so even that becoming a possibility. I think i'm good at it. Because of how terrible war my health and my exposure was growing up. You know when. I when.
Train Your Brain To Find Opportunities During A Crisis
"Welcome to the Mater Hell, show this fitness nutrition expert, Shawn Stevenson and I'm so grateful to you today. We've got a very popular episode nine up today with him. Talking about how we can make the most of the situation that we find our society and right now you know with twenty twenty. It seems like twenty twenty came along and through our lives into a blender, but today we're GonNa talk about how we can make it into a delicious smoothie. You know what I mean and right now here in the state of California that just moved to. We haven't even been here full year yet. Society is re shut down there and just shut it down, opened it little bit open the crack and they shut it back down and right now for the upcoming semester children are you back to school we've got millions of people who are unemployed. Countless businesses are closed and this is a very trying time and I truly want everybody to understand that we have not seen the fallout. Fallout yet. The true fallout and I WANNA help to make sure that as many people as possible are in a position to overcome this, because our mental health is going to be stressed, our financial health physical health are relationships, but we can come out better Albert Einstein said that in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity, and we have to shift our mindset to that, though because when things are going bad, we're faced with. especially uncertainty, we tend to go to the dark side. Are This is how? An CONSI- Walker you know went down the wrong path it was it was presented with You know those those trying times and trying opportunities you know so shout out to Darth vader shadow to space balls IRA out. They get credit. one of the greatest movie parodies of all time all right instead of Chewbacca, the wookey. They had BARF play by John. Candy. Alright a big shot to them. But again in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. We have to shift our mindset there and this has been a trying time for many. But I believe that we are strong I believe that we are capable and I believe that this is a time in history that is offering a great reset. It's offering an opportunity for humanity elevate. It makes me think of you know the original Nintendo the original Nintendo. The game console itself had two buttons. One was a power button in one was a reset button. First of all, why don't if I want to reset? Push the power button often. Turn it back on again. They're like no. You're going to need this reset button. The reset says. I'm playing the game. Maybe I made a mistake maybe i. was exposed to clinch. May. Be I WANNA do something different, but the reset says I'm going to keep playing. is going to tap this real. Quick I'm GONNA keep playing. And I think their life right now is a big reset button that is getting pushed whether we like it or not, and so we need to embrace it because it's happening, you know fighting against what is is what leads to allow to suffering. But the thing is we don't have to. We don't have to be content about it. We need to accept it realize what's happening. Realize what is and then put in place an intelligent. Plan of action which starts from the inside. Truly, all changes in inside game and really getting our mindset right and taking control of our own personal. Economy inside of our minds are personal health and wellness inside of our minds, so we can take that and spread that out to our family and our communities so very excited about this episode in as I mentioned. This is my first full summer here in California I grew up the Mid West S. T.. L.! Right in here in California is, it's amazing. The consistency in the weather, but something that I've noticed is very different from the Midwest Summers. Is that here in California you got the heat he might be to say is nine hundred ninety five outside. And If, there's a piece of shea going. Get into the shade in this cooler cycle is nice shadier. In Saint, Louis, it doesn't work that way. Would you say if it's ninety ninety five and Saint Louis? And you see a little piece of shade going. Get some of their shade, but. He's like what do you think you're going? We have this little extended arm, cold humidity, and it'll grab your by your collar. I make your holiday dollar humidity. It doesn't feel good. You know so. It's like I've got a true experience now of going into the shade and me like Oh. This is nice, nice shade. But Saint Louis doesn't work that way shot to all my friends and family in Saint Louis, everybody listening in Saint Louis I love you guys so much.
The Fat burn Fix And Our Growing Susceptibility To Viral Infections - With Dr. Cate Shanahan
"Welcome to the model. Show this fitness and nutrition expert Shawn Stevenson and I'm so grateful to be tuning today. This episode here I am so pumped about. This is one of my favorite physicians. One of my favorite scientists and she's got a new project is really helping shed some light on a very very misunderstood topic in this the topic of body, fat. Sustain that we tend to see is a very cosmetic target is a very cosmetic issue for hundreds of millions of people right now, but in truth, our body fat is a major player in so many different dynamic ways as far as our health as far as our ability to fight infections, viral infections, even and I think that this is going to be incredibly enlightening and something that you're going to walk away with having a better understanding of this. Incredible tissue that we're all carrying around in what's led to the surplus that were carrying around for many of us, and also some more intelligent ways that we can address this in not just for cosmetic issues, but to truly get our society healthier. And hope that you've been employing different strategies to get yourself healthy right now, and also your loved ones. It's more important than ever to reach out. Make sure that our friends and family are doing some of the basic necessities of just getting some fresh air, going out and walk move their bodies, engaging in some stress management practices, and we've done episodes dedicated to these things, and also making sure that they're getting in some high-quality foods as well as supersport right now, but we just recently went on our first outing since the corn team began first outing to a restaurant with our FRIZZ nextdoor, nextdoor, neighbours, families both wint. And it was very a felt like I was visiting another planet, I definitely felt a little bit like that scene and back to the future when Michael J. Fox goes back to pass, and he's got like a has met suit on, and he winds up in a barn, and these folks happened upon him in his hands. Matsue with this delorean in the sign has his comic book. which is like the cover? The Comic Book Kinda shows what the future looks like are. These alien invaders look like. So just to get into the restaurant you walk through. The. Lobby is about five feet of lobby, and you have to wear masks. Go through the five feet, but then there people already there sitting at tables there socially distance. Of course you know one table apart, but they've got. You know they don't have mask on because you can eat with a mask on yet. Until maybe we get permanent mass installed on her face faces in little openings, but the science there. Wasn't really accurate. You know like that five feet, but then once you go pacify feet. Take your mask off, and you can each her. You know whatever your therefore, but he's a very strange experience. Because the waitress had on, the has metsu she had on the face shield. She had on the mask at that point I was like why be here in like there's so much that goes into it, and it's so abnormal. We should just go ahead and you know. Make dinner ourselves have family. Get together something like that. It's just an added. stressor is so much uncertainty in all. The tables had to be labeled that this table has been sanitized in, you know. We've hit it with the flame thrower all these different stuff just to feel comfortable going outside, and it was like this was like a you know there's a strip mall and everybody is just a very dystopia and situation, and this is the situation that we're facing right now. There is a very infectious. Virus that is that we're dealing with as a society and at its core. We Really WanNA. Look at this what we've been dedicated to. How do we get our citizens healthier? so that were not as susceptible to this virus in the mini viruses that are to come because this is right now. This is just the first of many that we're going to be faced with as humanity you know, and the thing that is overlooked in that I've really been working to up level the conversation is. As a species? What are the things that make us more susceptible to viral infections? What are the things that we can do to help? Improve our bodies response because in truth we've had such a relationship with viruses throughout human evolution that we are in fact, the human genome is eight percent over eight percent in dodge in his viruses that we are. Our genome is made of. We've had such interaction with viruses. We are made viruses on that level talking about our human genome, what our jeans are made of the human genes with the things that make us human. We're part virus. And even more tangible aspect because I think there's really a hard pill for us to swallow as society right now that we are virus ourselves. But you know this is something that we can test track now. We have some affirmation to the fact that we all are carrying upwards of three hundred trillion virus particles in and on our bodies all the time. We are. We're like a playground for viruses and. Pathogenic! Many of them Symbiotic. But this equation really plays into. How healthy are we interact with other people's virus load? How healthy are we or what can happen to damage our health immune system health that even the pathogenic viruses that were carrying right now can become opportunistic and take advantage of our system and make us sick.
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"We're really digging into the science and we break down. How does your body actually do the process. We're not just going to get so hyper. Calorie focused. We're gonna talk about the enzymes related the different hormones those kind of things in the way that's fine and like make sense to you. <hes> you know we do shows on versing <unk> type two diabetes <hes> natural treatments for depression things like that but also i bring on the very best people in the world in their respective fields and also we do a lot on on personal development too so we were just talking earlier like a tim grover right michael jordan's trainer man i love him so much man but just like you get to hear from him mm-hmm but in a different way because it's my my platform and i really kind of bring different things out of people and so you get to hear his insights like what does he have to say about training but was as you say about life right and how you can really optimize what you're doing to take your life to another level because you can be as finish it but you know be unhappy. Then what's the point you know so we really bring together. A really powerful mosaic of different topics all related to health and wellness even financial health like bring on top people to talk about that too so <hes> it's called the model show and my book is called sleep smarter and you can pick that up anywhere books are sold and <hes> yeah thanks for having me on his bid finding some credible questions man thank you. I appreciate it guys. Make sure you follow sean. You're at at at sean model s. h. W. in model sean sean model on instagram. He's got amazing information. It's not you know nowadays. I think there's a lot of podcasts mr kinda like mine where it's free form or we kind of flow and those are great but he's digging in digging and deep and he's getting the research is getting the information you want to learn the xs the knows about diet and sleep and all the things you just mentioned makes you go check out what he's got strength. This never weakness weakness never strength catchy guys later awesome man sweet as goodman ripping through those awesome..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"Had like the celery and parsley things would never eat in start to get that intelligence in my body and started change my palate and so i've learned like okay we do have these supplements climent but the food is really the biggest thing because of like this bioavailable more bioavailable nutrients like i really kinda start to click these things together me being my i best subject was really like math in in signs you know but not like biology <unk>. I hated it. I don't understand why we dissecting fucking worm. The you know in the because it didn't wasn't relevant to me and so but my analytical nature i started to ask questions and i just realized wait. This supplement was just invented like last week. Versus food like people have been eating this grass fed beef for thousands of years so i started to just go and eat more of the foods at the nutrients senate and not still doing some supplements but that's when really things shifted so it was both but the nutrition took longer like i i kind of like fiddled with it a while the exercise part was the thing that i really went into. What do you see the biggest. Excuse people make when you're trying to help them like the the person that you're dealing with that does really struggling and not making progress yet such a good question man you know this is the first thing jumps to mind was it's they're. They're they blame other people you know they don't have the support of the people are making it difficult for them. He knows their kid. I i would do that but i don't have a fridge at work. Yeah do that but my wife. She's not going to help not gonna cook cook different from me. You just like my husband. He's always frying. Whatever are you know like and so. That's what it is. It's nice to just do that. Just take all the blame shut off on other people and that's what goes back to what changed. My life was like taking responsibility <hes> but i understand how easy it is point fingers. Yeah you know and the crazy and this is why the i even got to a point in my practice whenever i could. I wouldn't just talk to the patient listen. I would have like their significant other. Come along too so we can all talk about this shit together so we can get onto an accord. You know because a lot of times. It's just that that comfort the same thing in a relationship. It's not that they're trying to sabotage. You know your success but they're comfortable with who you are where you are right now themselves you know even though they want you to get better but that's going to push up against them as well and their their belief about who they are. Maybe they need to improve and of course there's like fear ear envy involved as well like people leaving you in these kind of crazy things your spouse lose fifty pounds whereas that leave you right yeah so you know just getting people in the household together are there on the same accord and then pointing out excuses that we give like you said like. I don't have a refrigerator work. There's like the reason one hundred pounds overweight excessive. You knows like literally we can go from like here. Bring a mini fridge to your job..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"Giving my power away and i wasn't being the person that i knew that i could be and it wasn't about like i'm about to transform. My life is more like now i can. I can be better than this. <hes> i can feel better. I can think better. I could do better than what i'm doing right now. If someone walked in right dan and said you know we're going to transform your life. It probably would have been too much yeah absolutely so just being better the next day than you were on that particular the other day zachary saw he needed and i had power to affect change even if it was just changing my activity level you know like i couldn't get to the gym and run or anything like what if i go for a walk. I didn't do shit for two years like i didn't. I didn't exercise. I didn't do anything i like walk to. My car walked in some of my college. Classes almost dropped out of school because i was so embarrassed and just the process of walking was so difficult you know so it went from like a twelve credit load like three three three credits and that's why it took me like seven years to get my four year degree or whatever was kept like just dropping out everything and the thing was i still held on for some reason is because of my grandma. You know just like that beliefs deep down that i am great. I can't do something positive. Take my life and can also bring some other people along with me but i gotta get my shit together. I see you understand what it's like to kind of really behind the eight ball and like <hes> you you know we're here preaching fitness all the time and one thing that kind of frustrates me as we ended up talking to other people in fitness so it's this giant circle of of people people in fitness but you know we were trying to reach outside of that. We're trying to get outside that circle kind of you know if we were in the perfect world. It would look like the olympic rings all be linked together right and i'm thinking about you know those people that are you know sitting on the couch right now. There aren't motivated that if we tell them hainault it'd be great if you went for a few walks in there like like after that man like i'm you don't understand like my feet her. This hurts that hurts. How do you how you get that person. You know since you went through. How do you get that person to to move move start. Maybe with just one small step in nutrition or like. Where did you start exactly. Oh man. It's all about exposure is all about exposure. I didn't know it was possible. Astle like for me. It is bordering on miraculous but it was from that exposure earlier on in life. Those little pieces that i've picked up along the way the lowest hanging the fruit changing was fitness because you know my high school <hes> you know football. You know like that's what i knew can like let me at least my first. The one of my first thoughts in getting better was okay because auden missionaries over the course of the two years in my two for ninety nine cents honey bun <hes> for breakfast habit. You know what i'm saying like. I gained about forty pounds and not moving and i was. I was like the skinny indicated my family and my my family. A lot of the folks are overweight or obese and my gene kicked on man like because we all have you know one of them is the f. d. o. J. for example but it flipped on and i was like wait. It's not in wesel craziest. I didn't see it because i saw myself as fit guy great and then it just like a girlfriend of mine pointed out. That's always nice. May i was like trash mentally legs sometime. We need somebody to say that though yeah for sure that happened within that same week of me making a decision well right and so <hes> it was just those initial steps in in gaining weight so i just like like i need to get this weight off my frame..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"Sell. Sim somewhat complicated even <hes> tabula. You're right yeah. K. and other things yeah magnesium right. You know vitamin d and i really like i wasn't getting none of that. I was drinking sunny delight. You know what i'm saying like hotcakes and sausage. If i got up in time to get them mcdonald's it does lifting do some stuff for our bones. Absolutely so i came across a study that was done on race horses and it was the best one that i could find at the time that had something to do with taking supplement supplement break their legs a lot and it's a that's a billion dollar industry. You know i'm not my experience with race. Horses like my stepfather that was quality time. Take me to the shitty tracks horseback and it was like a couple of video games there but i just spent a lot of my hours like not wanting to be there and then you get totally elite trash in the driver's home which is that's the eighties in that show <hes> but anyways studying racehorses so you're having that experience of like asking these questions with in looking at the study that came across my desk <hes> being that it's a billion dollar industry mystery dislike a lot of money. You'll lose if you if horses break a leg so they wanted to find a way to increase in bone density and so they had a control group that did nothing the the horses they they didn't do anything different with their diet in their activities that another group of forces they gave supplements to including things like calcium magnesium and phosphorus all with all this stuff and they did find increase bone density but they had another study group of forces they gave them supplements and regularly walked the horses and they had a radical increase in their bone linden city greater than the other two so that's the combination is the nutrition plus the movement because food really to put simply exercise isn't about getting a six pack. That's a side effect. The real reason we need exercise for for assimilation of nutrients in elimination of waste right and so that struck me that because at the time i just changed the way that i was eating and i was like doing a little bit of movement but i wasn't. I didn't pick up the weights again yet since like high school right and so i started to do a little bit more lifting some load-bearing exercises manica it better so fast you know incorporating the right nutrition because your body's always wanting to get better. I was in fear to and i'll share this very often but i was scared. I was just like it's been two years. I can't get better. It's been too long bodies been trained to be messed up but man when you start stacking conditions and doing the right stuff you can get better really quick. What made you not give up. Is something nine in your upbringing something from your parents or something from the zoo childhood or something like that yeah i was. I was close. I was close to giving up my brothers and a ton of pain as well so he's he's wanted to kind of you know. He wanted to just kind of give up a bunch of different times. He ended up being a drug addicted. Alcohol addicted things like that and he's he's kicking ass now when he's trained. He trains with me every day but it what made you not give up..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"Then. He told me he's gonna simeon for <hes> m._r._i. My spine. I'm i literally mike but my leg hurts like what the what you mean yeah because i didn't get it there any of this was connected and so he put the morale for me to see and he showed me i two ruptured discs as well because there were so degenerated l four or five one and he told me that i had the spine of an eight eight year old man when i was not a healthy eight year old man and the thing marxist like maybe ten years from that his disk look fantastic but anyway so so <hes> yeah i i was happy because i was like okay now. I know it's wrong and so but i want to ask him. What can we do to fix it. He laid he looked at me like us from another planet and he was like like this. You know there's nothing new about this. This is something that happens and i'm sorry happen to you and is was one of the biggest miracles in my life life because i don't know where the question came from because i had no idea that matter but i asked him. Does this have anything to do with what i'm eating and he i mean he he looked at me like i literally just came from another from uranium area fifty one is so he looked at me like just like this. This has any told me. This has nothing to do with what you're eating and little. Did i know it had everything to do with whereas eating made out of just the worst possible possible you know and so bottom line long story short for me. It took two years before i started asking different questions because all it did from that point took twenty. Two twenty two was asked why me why won't they help me. I've been to this doctor and went to four different doctors total and they all gave me the same story and they were telling me. There's nothing you can do about this. I'm sorry you know this is just something that happens and it took me two years before i took responsibility for myself and just like let me find out about my body because i live here and i didn't know a thing about myself in so i this like with the doctor google you know and the internet was kinda. Just this pop in a time now and i just was like looking at like what what are what are bones made of what are your disk made of asking different questions and i found out my intervertebral disc disc that were so degenerated their most water a big portion of it but here's what what was so interesting is that there is there called their non vascular that means is in water and nutrients. Don't get their directly. It's a process called. Remote diffusion so bottom line is your body puts a lower priority on the head the the health of your disc versus other things in your body like your brain. If you bring in any water scotto their first for your blood <hes> in came across some research researchers found that when your body's deficient in these key nutrients it will literally leach from your bones and from your spine one of the first places at your body will go and take those minerals to eighty processes like clotting your blood. Maybe that's what happens when you're sick like your back hurts when you're sick you back at stiff neck that type of thing ever thought about that but <unk> but could be related to stem cells and things like that but and so for me i realise it wow like i've been doing this to myself like this is my fault. It's not just something anthem at happens or being. There are things that do happen are absolutely but i realized that i put the responsibility of myself and caring for myself off on all these other people external to me we even if they meant well. They don't they don't do this stuff for me. They can't they're not like spoon feeding me and so once i started to find all of these different nutrients insana found out what like my bones all i knew about calcium because marketing <hes> are found out like there's like twenty five other things many of them might be more important than calcium for for aiding in the development art bones and sell..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"We can both eat the same two thousand calories and i might gain weight on that diet. You might lose weight just because of how your metabolism set. We all have a unique metabolic fingerprint. That's going to determine what the calories do that. We consume now. I'm not saying the calories don't matter. This is a unit measurement that gives us a baseline measurement. We got right cannot dislike fully make it religion. You know that's that's dangerous because again. It's gonna work for some people because some people listening there was like i've just measure my calories count my macro. I win you know but that doesn't happen for everybody. Everybody got to understand that because again we blame the other person so i just matter of fact. I'm gonna pull a study up right now. It's the points that you're bringing up a really interesting thing. I think you know a great place to try to get somebody to you. Know have them say they lost twenty pounds n._f._l. Easy to them. That's always the hope that's always the goal and i think that's why there's so much dispute going back and forth between carnivore diet <hes> if it's your map rose there's all these different diets and people getting excited but it's usually like a guy i like myself who who utilized a low carb diet. I used to weigh three hundred and thirty pounds and i've nowadays we in the thirties and i feel so darn good about. I wanna share with everybody and then sometimes you're thinking hey the only way i can share this. Get people excited about if a bash everybody else over the head with a baseball bat of why i'm doing it but it's i realized it's there's not a reason to do that because the people that are counting their calories. They got healthier year then. Let it be. It's they got in better shape. That's cool. That's why you're good what you do as well as just like. We go then phase of like wanting to bat but there's so many different paths to the goal so listen to it so this was a study is was published in the journal cell till peer-reviewed prestige journal they found that the presence of a certain type of gut bacteria actually blocked people's intestines from absorbing as many calories from the food aid the the bacteria in your gut determine airman how much is getting shuttled from your gut which are gut in a sense is kind of leg..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"Interesting when you start to somebody comes to you and they're like hey man. I'm heavier than i wanna be. I need need help. You write out your are extra prescription has like hey you need to sleep better and they come back and they're like i haven't lost any weight yet in like any to sleep better they come back and he needed to sleep better and you keep saying it over and over again you finally start to get them to sleep better and this is something i've been communicating with people for a long time not so much about sleep and i don't know nearly the amount that you know when it comes to sleep but what i do know is that so many people in their effort to lose weight or in their effort to like feel healthier feel better they're going to the gym and they're really they're working faces off here and they are sleep deprived and not only are they sleep deprived and working their faces off but they're also calorie deprived and so each day is a really hard battle for them. They might do pretty good for two days or the three days. Then they fall off they go out with their buddies have a drink or whatever it might be and they kind of keep repeating the cycle and they really are working really really hard and i would say the majority of the time they're probably putting in you know seventy eighty percent of the time it probably pretty good here but pretty good isn't enough to kind of swing all those hormones moans in your favor to get you going and i've been trying to share with people as like. Let's figure out your sleep. Let's figure out your food. I have people eat more and they come back to me and i cannot even understand understand how this is working right because it doesn't make sense from what we hear with the calories in calories out debate you being a nutritionist kind. Of where do you stand stand. <hes> in terms of nutrition and you know what do you recommend. Oh man this is. This is huge man. <hes> i got into focus on asleep a necessity. I just didn't see anything in the market that made sense for people but man for me. Food was my bridge to change in my life you know and i think it's a really powerful onramp because could something we all do and we interact with you know multiple times a day consciously will unconsciously too sometimes but you know this is a very simple thing. Uh when i i went to a traditional university and i was taught by my overweight professor to have people expend more calories than they take in thermodynamics pyramid the whole thing like it was strong seven to eleven servings of whole grains. A day in man was following this advice. He was working hard he didn't they want to be in the state that i resent and for me. I didn't even know that food matter like that. I took the class.
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"Well. They were looking forward. It just wasn't as accessible you know because because we have those parts of our brain dopamine pathways is not about because it in in the media now it's like about is his pleasure related neurotransmitter hormone that would that we've been talking about but it's really drives us to seek for things to give us pleasure and so get that's. That's what really helped us to evolve to is constantly seeking for better seeking for more so it's not a bad thing but i do really. I think the most successful people people that i've met i've met some really really crazy successful people they they do have that delayed gratification kind of built in ninety nine percent of them right you know because we do know that there's a time and place for that stuff because even the twinkie example on. I don't wanna feel like shit but if it's survival in twinkie can last for two hundred years we know that's that's an option but on a day-to-day basis i enjoy feeling good too and we can have that marriage of leg stuff that tastes incredible but also is is good for you too. I think that's one of the big problems in nutrition who is that. We're led to believe that food is good for you tastes shitty so like even i i remember when i made some of the initial changes in my nutrition and we were having a barbecue in my little brothers plays he was like i heard you eaten organic ganic and i was like yeah what's the problem. He's like. I don't wanna bag again shit and i was like oh you know what the food with pesticides herbicides romanticizing identifies and fungus is the artificial sweeteners in you know i was like that's all it is just food is not just the label you know and so but now today hey my brother's like eating a lot organic for pay mortician what he's eating and he's doing great like physically. He's a lot healthier than he was at that time too you know and so in even with my kids <hes> it's it's the environment and i heard you talk about this too. On your show. The environment really sets your performance in your habits and so so he's got he knows what it's like when he eats something and he doesn't feel well as a result like he's got that direct monitor you know because he had so much good food confusing to assist them. He knows he's going to go on and kick it like his whole thing was like i think he knows that there's a balance so like the next day he'll like make himself a green drake or something to try to get a little bit clearer inside but yeah you've gotta get just instilled the habits especially you can and then just understand like there's going in a bid these different things that we can take advantage of an experiment with but when that becomes the rule not the exception that's when we can get into trouble so hard you know because some of the people that are speaking and some of the people have have great books out there have come from a background where they have suffered you know they ate poorly and then it somehow showed up medically somewhere <hes> to to where it was almost like they reached bottom or something like that you know. They reached this point where like okay. This doesn't make any sense. I need to research this. It's true with rob. Wolf and dave asprey the and the list goes on and on yourself. Let's goes on and on but for some people some people are like myself like i could go. We could go to brazil. I could eat like out of a trash can and probably levi dawn coon yeah. I don't know i mean every once in a while. Something will rattle me or bother my stomach or something but for the most part i can handle handle it and so the only thing that food ever really lead to which just me being heavier and then maybe an heavier also caused sleep problems and then once asleep problem started to hit. That's when things started to slide downhill. So how do you kind of. Maybe instill some of these disciplines in somebody who let's say you have a guy that comes to you and he's six foot one seventy five. He's he's not fat <hes> but he does wanna make changes as want to feel better <hes> and he doesn't really notice a difference from he eats ice cream one night. He eats a salad. The next night isn't notice the difference between the two..
"shawn stevenson" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"I'm just coming here was just an obvious would move sooner. If my son he was in high school though so i just let him finish and so you just moved from saint louis to los angeles. That's that's a big a big culture shock. Join the food because i know like in in saint louis. It's it's way different because i used to live on east coast from new york originally and even when i go back home and visit family you know it's it's a big deal about ordering food at restaurants and stuff like that 'cause i'm from a smaller area upstate new york and if you try to order like aig egg whites. We try to get something different here. They kind of look at you twice but here in l._a. Is easy to get good food. Grant omar gosh. The access is incredible man. So is this rolling okay a._m. But yeah i grew up on a lot of people say a shitty growing up but i mean i'm like you got to. We need a salad till i was in my twenties. The first time i eat a salad while you know unfortunately my grandma snuck in brooklyn like put some velveeta cheese on and got that that in my body but like i have my birthday party at mcdonald's and just like you know when you're younger. Your parents want you to eat something a lot of times too and especially like grandparents because i live with my grandma's about seven. It's like food is like a communication of love in a sense you know and so she's wanting to eat stuff. I like so a lot of fish sticks macaroni and cheese. Just you know kind of had that whole thing and when i think about going to a restaurant i think about po- folks. I don't know if you know that restaurant. They might not have one of the east coast. It was just like you know fried fish and it sounds like good eating the meals guy man but they all you can eat shrimp and i was just shoveling shoveling man like i remember the waitress coming by the table and gobbled up all this shrimp and then she thought we were stealing it is just like pointed his little kids as like now. Is this little little garbage yeah. What do you think of <hes> like a loppy made. I've heard you mentioned this a bunch of times at but <hes> i've heard you mentioned being like neurotic. You know towards like what kind of water you're drinking and what kind of food you're eating and <hes> your parent of three apparent of to man. I i got a hard. I i don't say anything i bite my tongue. You know because i've i've taught my kids since they were very young about nutrition and now they're teenagers agers and we're getting into their teenage years and i'm kind of like i'm just gonna like let them make their own decisions. You know some trying to let it go but i hear them order kokin looking. I'm like i can barely hear it. You know i could barely stand how do you how do you handle it for yourself and for your family sure you know was so awesome man and i would <music>. I'm so grateful for my older self my older version of me because i wasn't arrived like i went all the way to the other extreme from like eating the shittiest food possible to everything. Everything had to be a certain way. Even my water like you mentioned like i was going to spring in gathering water like some kind of you know <hes>. What does that michael landon <hes> what does that this show the the prairie little into a pond and stuff. I always think about intro to this show. Do you remember that meet. Turn the t._v. Off but anyways disrespect anybody love your show but man. I got so erotic i did <hes> but that's a great thing too is that i'm willing to experiment so i did like five years vegan three years raw food. Just i didn't eat anything cooked not cooked morsel food pass pass. My lips and i live in missouri. Get hard core winter's too you know and just like.