LONGEVITY: The Daily Hacks To COMPLETELY HEAL Your Body & Mind! | Shawn Stevenson & Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Shawn Stevenson, author of "Eat Smarter" and "Sleep Smarter," discussing daily hacks to heal the body and mind and the importance of nutrition for overall health.

The video is an interview with Shawn Stevenson, author of the book "Eat Smarter," discussing daily hacks to heal the body and mind. The conversation begins with a discussion on how the current generation is not living longer than the previous generation, but rather dying longer due to the treatment of symptoms instead of addressing the root cause of health issues. The interview then delves into Stevenson's personal journey, including his diagnosis at a young age and how it sparked his interest in health and nutrition. The conversation also covers topics such as the importance of sleep, the impact of stress on the body, and practical tips for improving overall health and longevity.

  • People are not actually living longer, they are dying longer.
  • The first generation in recorded human history that is not going to outlive the generation before us.
  • By treating symptoms, we can keep people alive, but we are extending the suffering.
  • There is a need to focus on healing the body and mind to truly extend life.
  • Proper nutrition is a key factor in achieving this goal.
  • Shawn Stevenson is the author of "Eat Smarter" and "Sleep Smarter."
  • He is the creator of the Model Health Show, the number one health podcast in the US.
  • Nutrition is a key factor in overall health and longevity.
  • Sleep is essential for overall health and healing.
  • Movement and exercise, mindset and stress management, gratitude and positive thinking, hydration, and social connections are important for overall health and can improve longevity.

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The Problem with Modern Longevity

  • People are not actually living longer, they are dying longer.
  • The first generation in recorded human history that is not going to outlive the generation before us.
  • By treating symptoms, we can keep people alive, but we are extending the suffering.
  • There is a need to focus on healing the body and mind to truly extend life.
  • Proper nutrition is a key factor in achieving this goal.
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Introduction to Shawn Stevenson

  • Shawn Stevenson is the author of "Eat Smarter" and "Sleep Smarter."
  • He is the creator of the Model Health Show, the number one health podcast in the US.
  • Stevenson studied business, biology, and nutritional science at the University of Missouri Saint Louis.
  • He has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, and many other major media outlets.
  • The interview will focus on his book "Eat Smarter" and his journey to better health.
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Shawn Stevenson's Health Journey

  • Stevenson grew up in an environment of dysfunction and ill health.
  • He saw sports as his way out of poverty and into college.
  • At 15 years old, he broke his hip during a track practice.
  • He was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease and told there was no cure.
  • He began to research and experiment with nutrition and lifestyle changes to improve his health.
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The Importance of Nutrition for Health

  • Nutrition is a key factor in overall health and longevity.
  • The body needs a variety of nutrients to function properly.
  • Processed foods and a lack of nutrients in the modern diet contribute to poor health.
  • Eating a variety of whole foods can help improve health and prevent disease.
  • Proper nutrition can also improve brain function and mental health.
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Shawn's Health Journey

  • Shawn's first injury and the standard of care approach
  • Diagnosis of degenerative disc and bone disease at 20 years old
  • Physician's advice to take pills and no consideration for nutrition or exercise
  • Nocebo effect and the impact of the diagnosis on Shawn's identity
  • Permission to stop struggling and the impact on Shawn's behavior and weight gain
  • Catalyst for change: Shawn's grandmother
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The Importance of Nutrition

  • Nutrition is the foundation of health
  • Food is information for the body and can turn on or off genes
  • Food can impact hormones, inflammation, and gut health
  • Processed foods and sugar can lead to chronic diseases
  • Eating whole, nutrient-dense foods can improve overall health and prevent disease
  • Personalized nutrition is important as everyone's body is different
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The Role of Sleep

  • Sleep is essential for overall health and healing
  • Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to chronic diseases
  • Sleep impacts hormones, metabolism, and immune function
  • Quality of sleep is important, not just quantity
  • Creating a sleep routine and optimizing sleep environment can improve sleep quality
  • Technology and blue light can disrupt sleep and should be avoided before bed
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Other Daily Hacks for Health

  • Movement and exercise are important for overall health and can improve mood and brain function
  • Mindset and stress management can impact physical health
  • Gratitude and positive thinking can improve overall well-being
  • Hydration is important for overall health and can impact energy levels and brain function
  • Community and social connections are important for overall health and can improve longevity
  • Personalized approach to health is important and finding what works for each individual is key
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Shawn's Decision to Get Well

  • Shawn was overweight, in chronic pain, and couldn't sleep at night.
  • He decided to get well and cut away the possibility of anything else but that.
  • He lost 18 pounds in six weeks by implore foundational principles of nutrition and movement.
  • His pain was gone after nine months.
  • He completely reversed the degeneration of his two herniated discs and his bone density was normal.
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Changing the Habitual Question

  • Shawn changed the habitual question he was asking himself from "why me?" to "what can I do to feel better?"
  • The human brain is always trying to answer questions that we pose it.
  • Shawn's brain was constantly scanning his internal and external environment to affirm why his life sucked.
  • He encourages people to get a second or third opinion before taking any drastic action.
  • When seeking counsel, it's important to talk to someone who has the same goal as you.
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The Importance of Nutrition

  • Shawn's book "Eat Smarter" is about the science of food and how it affects our health.
  • Nutrition is the foundation of our health.
  • Food is information that tells our genes what to do.
  • Our food choices can turn on or off certain genes that affect our health.
  • Food can also affect our mood and mental health.
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The Importance of Sleep

  • Shawn's book "Sleep Smarter" is about the science of sleep and how it affects our health.
  • Sleep is the foundation of our health.
  • During sleep, our body repairs and regenerates.
  • Not getting enough sleep can lead to chronic diseases.
  • Quality of sleep is just as important as quantity of sleep.
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Shawn's Three-Step Plan

  • Shawn's plan entailed three specific things: changing his nutrition, movement and exercise, and improving his sleep.
  • He started by changing his nutrition, going from Slim Fast to being a natural pill popper, and ultimately realizing that humans have been getting nutrients through food for the longest time.
  • He flooded his system with foods that had the nutrients he needed, making his tissues out of the best stuff possible.
  • The second step was movement and exercise, which is one of the primary drivers of healing, assimilation of nutrients, and elimination of metabolic waste.
  • The third step was improving his sleep, which he achieved by getting access to sunlight, exercising, and changing his nutrition.
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The Importance of Nutrition

  • Shawn realized that every single cell in our body is made from the food that we eat.
  • He was making his tissues out of absolute garbage by eating fast food every day.
  • He flooded his system with really high-quality stuff, and the body is so intelligent that once you give it the right materials, it knows what to do.
  • Humans have been getting nutrients through food for the longest time, and synthetic isolated versions of those things are not as effective.
  • He sought out all the foods that had the nutrients he needed and began to flood his system with these foods.
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Movement and Exercise

  • Movement and exercise are one of the primary drivers of healing, assimilation of nutrients, and elimination of metabolic waste.
  • Being in pain, the worst thing to do is to do nothing.
  • After a couple of days and being functional, he needed to do something.
  • He started off on a stationary bike, then walked on the treadmill, and eventually picked up a couple of weights.
  • All of that was driving the good nutrition he was bringing in deeper into himself.
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Improving Sleep

  • A great night of sleep starts the moment you wake up in the morning.
  • Shawn's biggest struggle was sleeping at night, and he realized that he needed to find a way to get some rest.
  • He achieved this by getting access to sunlight, exercising, and changing his nutrition.
  • Once he started sleeping better, he got better so fast because it is the most anabolic stage that a human being can be in outside of meditation.
  • All these good things he was doing, exercising, changing his nutrition, and getting access to sunlight, led to him sleeping better in the evening.
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The Importance of Nutrition for Overall Health

  • Food can change how you feel and affect cognitive function and emotional intelligence.
  • Food controls more than just metabolism and affects relationships and how we relate to others.
  • Food is information.
  • The book "Eat Smarter" breaks down the process of metabolism and weight loss.
  • An analogy of going to the movies is used to explain the process of fat loss.
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The Benefits of Rebooting Your Metabolism

  • Metabolism is everything and not just tied to weight loss.
  • Food controls cognitive function, emotional intelligence, and relationships.
  • The book "Eat Smarter" breaks down the process of metabolism and weight loss.
  • An analogy of going to the movies is used to explain the process of fat loss.
  • Insulin and glucagon are brothers and affect metabolism.
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The Process of Metabolism and Fat Loss

  • The book "Eat Smarter" breaks down the process of metabolism and weight loss.
  • An analogy of going to the movies is used to explain the process of fat loss.
  • Hormone sensitive lipase is required to release stored energy and triglycerides stored fat to be used for fuel.
  • Lipoprotein lipase puts fat in the seeds.
  • Insulin and glucagon affect metabolism and are both from the pancreas.
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The Importance of Sleep and Movement

  • Sleep is important for regenerative hormones and reparative enzymes.
  • Movement is important for being anabolic and producing regenerative hormones and reparative enzymes.
  • The book "Sleep Smarter" provides tips for improving sleep.
  • The book "Eat Smarter" provides tips for improving movement.
  • The three key tenants are diet and nutrition, sleep, and movement.
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Insulin and Glucagon

  • Insulin is the biggest hormonal driver of storing fat in our cells.
  • Type 1 diabetes is a lack of producing insulin, while type 2 diabetes is a condition where insulin sensitivity has been tampered down.
  • Type 2 diabetes is an intelligent adaptation by the human body to keep you alive under unideal circumstances.
  • It is common knowledge that type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
  • Glucagon is the hormone that opens up the doors to allow people to burn energy.
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The Internal Cashier: Your Liver

  • The liver is an internal cashier that plays a role in metabolism.
  • People often overlook the importance of the liver in the metabolic process.
  • The liver is responsible for converting stored energy into usable energy.
  • The liver also plays a role in detoxification and hormone regulation.
  • Alcohol consumption can damage the liver and affect its ability to function properly.
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The Myopic View of Calories

  • The idea that calories control everything about your metabolism or ability to lose weight is tunnel vision.
  • Calories are not created equal, and the quality of food itself plays a role in metabolism.
  • Epi-caloric control is above caloric control and refers to the principles that control what your body does with the calories you consume.
  • One of these principles is the quality of food, which has a significant impact on metabolism.
  • Processed foods have been shown to have a negative impact on metabolism, while whole foods have a positive impact.
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The Importance of Sleep

  • Sleep is essential for overall health and well-being.
  • During sleep, the body repairs and regenerates cells and tissues.
  • Sleep deprivation can lead to a host of health problems, including weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease.
  • Getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining a healthy weight and preventing chronic diseases.
  • Creating a sleep-friendly environment and establishing a consistent sleep routine can help improve sleep quality.
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Processed Foods vs Whole Foods

  • Whole food sandwich was whole grain bread and cheddar cheese.
  • Processed food sandwich was white bread and cheese product.
  • Cheese product is what most people are eating, like craft singles.
  • People ate each sandwich and tracked their caloric expenditure.
  • 50% reduction in body's expenditure of calories after eating processed food sandwich.
  • Processed food changed the hormonal cascade, neurotransmitter cascade, and organ function in a way that made the body more stingy at holding on to energy.
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Inflammation and the Microbiome

  • Inflammation is derived from the word meaning "set on fire."
  • Inflammation in the brain leads to more belly fat accumulation and more disruption to metabolism.
  • Obesity leads to more brain inflammation, creating a vicious circle.
  • Hypothalamus is considered the master gland of the body and controls metabolic rate, body temperature, and sleep cycles.
  • Hypothalamic inflammation leads to problems.
  • Obesity increases the rate of inflammation, and brain suffers because of it.
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The Importance of Sleep

  • Sleep is the foundation of health.
  • During sleep, the body repairs and regenerates.
  • Chronic sleep deprivation leads to chronic disease.
  • Quality of sleep is more important than quantity.
  • Blue light from screens disrupts sleep.
  • Creating a sleep routine is important for better sleep.
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The Power of Nutrition

  • Nutrition is the foundation of health.
  • Food is information that tells our genes what to do.
  • Food quality is more important than quantity.
  • Processed foods are designed to be addictive.
  • Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is important for overall health.
  • Intermittent fasting can be beneficial for health and longevity.
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Obesity and Inflammation

  • Obesity creates more inflammation in the body.
  • Fat cells can grow up to 1,000 times their size, sending out a distress signal to the immune system.
  • Chronic inflammation is a big contributor to obesity.
  • Highly refined oxidized seed oils are a big culprit in causing inflammation.
  • These oils are prevalent in our food system and are cheap and rancid.
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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

  • The amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the average person's fat cell has increased dramatically.
  • Back in the early 1900s, only 2% of fat cells were made up of PUFAs, but today it's up to 25-30%.
  • These particular fats are in everything and are very cheap.
  • They are highly refined seed oils, such as corn oil, soy oil, and canola oil.
  • Extracting these oils requires bleaching agents and deodorizers, and inhaling the fumes can damage DNA.
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The Importance of Research

  • There is conflicting information about nutrition and health, but it's important to look at the majority of data.
  • Research scientists should proactively look for things that prove them wrong.
  • Dr. Kate Shanahan is a pioneering voice in the field of metabolism and nutrition.
  • She has worked with the Lakers and helped Kobe Bryant extend his career.
  • She has shared that highly refined oxidized seed oils are a big contributor to inflammation.
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The Changing Food System

  • The ingredients that make us up as a species have changed dramatically.
  • Highly refined oxidized seed oils are prevalent in our food system.
  • These oils are cheap and rancid, and they have no choice but to be those things.
  • Extracting these oils requires bleaching agents and deodorizers.
  • Inhaling the fumes from these oils can damage DNA.
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The Importance of Reducing Inflammation

  • Chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of health issues
  • Cells in the body are constantly dying off and recycling
  • There is always an inflammatory component, but chronic inflammation is when things start to go wrong
  • Quick fixes and buzz words are not enough to address inflammation
  • Being alert and vigilant is necessary to reduce inflammation
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The Healing Power of Olive Oil

  • Oleokanthal-rich extra virgin olive oil is highly effective at reducing inflammation of the brain
  • Olive oil can help to heal the blood-brain barrier
  • The blood-brain barrier is like an internal security system that regulates what nutrients can enter the brain
  • Eating low-quality oils can degrade the blood-brain barrier and lead to inflammation
  • Extra virgin olive oil is not heat-processed and is stored in dark glass bottles to preserve its volatile nature
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