The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle
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The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever. The Model Health Show is brought to you by RareGem Productions.
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TMHS 227: The Pros And Cons Of Coconut Oil + 20 Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Wellness
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The next Watergate… the next Covfefe… the next New World Order is… coconut oil? It’s remarkable how foods go in and out of fashion. A similar thing has happened with eggs. For centuries folks were eating whole eggs because, well, that’s how they come. Then saturated fat and cholesterol were villainized, and the egg yolks got the boot. Suddenly we were forced to endure the not-quite-right taste of egg white omelets. Then, years later, whole eggs are vindicated, and they are back on the menu again. Come to find out, cholesterol is an important part of building all of your sex hormones. It’s an important carrier molecule to ship critical nutrients from one place to another in your body. Plus, it helps the neurons in your brain to function properly and do things like form memories. So, yeah, it’s kind of important. Unless you don’t want to remember what you just read. The reality is, it’s not cholesterol, but the oxidation of cholesterol that is the culprit behind increased risk of health problems. This study published in Biological Research is just one of the many sources that have been clear on this for years. The better question is, “How do we reduce the oxidation of the cholesterol and healthy, delicate fats in the eggs?”, not “How do we get rid of eggs?”. But, hey, the chicken crossed the road for lesser reasons, right? One quick tip here is to simply not cook the yolk… have your eggs sunny side up or poached. If that’s not your cup of eggnog, you can opt for adding some potent antioxidants in along with your meal. As the study cites, antioxidants like rosemary oleoresin extract and the flavonoid quercetin efficiently inhibit the thermal-induced oxidation of cholesterol. Even something as simple as mixing the potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory powerhouse turmeric in with your scrambled eggs can be helpful in preventing the oxidation bi-products from cooking. So, this simple example shows us something important that we need to carry with us always: It’s not just the food itself, it’s also how you use it. After all is said and done, eggs go in and out of the secret spy, not-to-be-trusted list… and the overwhelmed public is tossed in a pool of conflicting information with no floaties, and no experience swimming through the actual clinical research. But, this isn’t like the 1960s and 1970s where you had to
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Ha! Now that's IMMERSION!
The first time I heard Shawn's voice was after listening to him on the Art of Charm. I am one of the many women who listen to their show for sound advice, and a better understanding of men's thoughts. Shawn, at that time was speaking on sleep. I followed each of his tips from that podcast that very night. To the point where I drove to the mall after work in Rush Hour Traffic in California to get black-out curtains... Immersion. That's all I could say.
My sleep since listening to that podcast has been great. But when I fixed one thing that was out of balance in my life, I started to realize there were other places I want to go deeper in to as well. I wanted to be healthy. But more than anything I wanted to be "whole"istically healthy -- Mind, Body, Soul...and yes, SLEEP!
I have listened to most of the episodes, and I enjoy them all. I can listen to as many as two to three a day while working away. This allows my mind to process something beautiful and fulfilling while working at a job that I enjoy instead of the same ten songs on the radio. I get to learn and empower myself and earn a dollar in my 24 hours.
I enjoyed getting the information on juice detoxing. I have been wanting to carry it out the right way and ensure that I understood how it was effecting my body, the pros and cons, and the real benefits. I knew I would lose weight, which is my goal, but I didn't want that to be the purpose of this. I wanted to flush my body of toxins and ultimately coming to a place of clarity both mentally and emotionally. For five days, I listened my way through podcasts galore. And on the fifth day, I soaked in the tub, meditating, and began journaling about a book idea I am interested in pursuing after my thesis. It's funny how immersing yourself into information that is so good for you can make you feel amazing and open your senses to the truth. Wish me luck!
P.S. My goal is to one day bring that book to your show. I would love to know to what you, Jade, and your listeners think of the piece.
Date published: 2016-01-23