Fitness and Nutrition Expert Shawn Stevenson
LIFEFIGHT Segment #019: Special guest Shawn Stevenson of the Model Health Show
On this segment of LifeFight I have Shawn Stevenson sitting in the studio with me to bring you some of the nutrition advice that I don’t have the time or experience to give you. Lol! Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding review. However, one of the main reasons that I chose to bring Shawn on my show is because he has an amazing story healing himself of an incurable disease through nutrition and fitness.
During Shawn’s younger years he was a highly accomplishing athlete with plans to take on the world! Everything was working in that direction for him until he learned from a doctor that it was game over for him. He was informed that he had an incurable condition that would leave him handicap, in pain and on medication for the rest of his life. The doctor informed Shawn that there was nothing that he could do about it. It was inevitable.
Shawn respectfully took the professional doctor’s advice and seized his mission in athletics. He gained bad weight and was quickly converted from Shredded Athlete Shawn to Fluffy Sit Around Shawn. The condition started to take Shawn to a state of depression and self pity. Shawn couldn’t believe how this could happen to him at such a young age especially when he was such a healthy and athletically powerful person. And Shawn couldn’t believe it so much… that he STOPPED believing it!
I’m not going to go any further into the story because I don’t want to spoil what occurred next, but I will assure you that you don’t want to miss this inspiring story of how Shawn cured himself by going AGAINST the directions of his doctor. The steps that Shawn took can be the same steps that you take to get control of your body when the professional, certified experts tell you that you can’t do a damn thing about it!
I reminded Shawn of how 80% of the food that is sold to us is loaded with sugar and that sugar has been clinically proven to be 3x more addictive than heroin. I then informed Shawn that I love sugar just as most Americans do. And after throwing my own dirty laundry out in the street right in front of Shawn and my strong listeners, I assured that there was also NO way that Shawn to escape the studio without giving ME and my listeners some tips on how to break the sugar habit. Shawn gave exceptional tips on how to snap through this addiction that is advertised and programmed into our American brains all day long. One tip was to be sure to find a replacement for the sugar when you take it out of your eating habits. A great replacement that he named was sweet potato!
So enjoy listening to The Model Health Show’s Shawn Stevenson as we chop up some nutrition plans to help everyone not only get a little healthier, but to possibly even cure something that the experts are telling you is incurable! Thanks for always being a strong listener and please feel more than free to load me up with your reviews! Your reviews feed the needs of myself and my co-host Rebekah Beck.
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