Sep 27, 2022

Eat Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

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Diet, Health, Mindset, Nutrition, Transformation


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.


  • How changing his internal narrative from “why me?” to “what can I do?” shifted his mindset and ultimately, his health outcomes
  • What’s happening in the body when you get a craving
  • Food as information
  • Why as a society we are more sick than ever, even though technology is advancing

00:00 Intro

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