Shawn Stevenson: How To Use The Power Of Food To Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain + Transform Your Life

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This week I sit down with bestselling author and creator of the Model Health Show, Shawn Stevenson. Shawn is authentic, passionate and knowledgeable about nutrition, metabolism and performance.

Shawn and I get personal as we discuss how a broken hip transformed the way he viewed food as fuel as an athlete. His injuries changed his life and cascaded him into a journey of studying biology and kinesiology, so that he would be able to help others use cutting-edge nutritional concepts on how to use food to impact metabolism, cognitive function and even inflammation.

Shawn’s newest book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life is a game-changer in the nutrition field. Join us as we break down the science behind “you are what you eat” to unleash the power of food to maximize your potential and create the life you love!

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of the Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of The University of Missouri -- St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men's Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other major media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • How a broken hip and weak spine inspired Shawn to dig deeper into the health world and what we eat as fuel
  • How Shawn learned to change his life and habits to heal his body as an athlete
  • Shawn’s inspiration for his newest book: Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life
  • The science behind “we are what we eat” and the impact our food has on our bodies
  • The three habits that can hold us back from weight loss and stall our metabolism
  • How we can decrease neuroinflammation for the sake of our bodies and brains
  • Shawn’s podcast: The Model Health Show and his drive to help others

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Dr. Will Cole

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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.