This week I’m joined Shawn Stevenson, author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter and the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter. In this episode Shawn shares how he was able to heal himself from chronic illness and turn a dire diagnosis around through simple mindset and nutrition changes.
Shawn is also creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and became the cofounder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC News, ESPN, and many other major media outlets.
01:17 Writing Eat Smarter
07:00 The link between diet and chronic disease
19:27 From “why me?” to “what can I do?”
23:31 Pain is a great teacher
25:00 Having someone who believes in you
31:43 What is epigenetics?
37:14 Post-ingestive feedback & cravings
40:41 Processed and artificial foods
47:15 Connection between food and relationships
53:47 Food is information
55:47 Eating sacred
1:00:24 Effect of innovation to our health