TMHS 015: Dangers & Benefits Of Coffee, 24-hour Gyms, Exercises For Back Pain, And The Master Cleanse Mistake

In this episode of The Model Health Show we’re addressing some of the frequently asked health & fitness questions I receive. One of the most valuable and fun things we’re discussing today is a controversial beverage that many health experts love to hate. It carries many names like Liquid Lightening, Cup of Joe, Jet Fuel, Go Juice and many more. But you may simply know it as coffee.

Is coffee good for you? Does it have any real benefits beside making you feel like you have superpowers? Well, the reality is there are some significant pros and cons that need to be considered when drinking coffee. In this episode we’re sharing exactly how to make your coffee experience radically more beneficial (without you spontaneously combusting).

We’re also talking tips on using 24-hour gyms, specific exercises to eliminate back pain, and the incredibly popular “Master Cleanse”. This show is packed full of valuable information to help upgrade your life and body, so let’s get ready to dive right in!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why looking at the the pros AND cons of any food or supplement is important.
  • What psychotropics are and why they’re actually in certain foods.
  • What the psychoactive effects of coffee are.
  • How coffee addiction and withdrawal can take place.
  • How caffeine can disrupt your sleep.
  • The real impact that coffee has on your lifespan (good news for coffee drinkers!)
  • The clinically proven effects coffee has on type 2 diabetes.
  • Why most coffee drinkers don’t actually like coffee.
  • The benefits caffeine has on exercise and fat loss.
  • What amazing things you can add to your coffee to “upgrade” the benefits.
  • Why 24-hour gyms can wreck your health.
  • How to truly get the maximum benefit from your workout (hint: it starts with “s” and ends with “leep”).
  • Some simple strategies to get your workout time in.
  • How words create physiological experiences in your body.
  • What specific exercises can help eliminate back pain.
  • Why getting an assessment from a functional health practitioner is important for back pain.
  • How having an alternative to the Master Cleanse can be truly valuable in or world today.
  • Why you need to cleanse/detox based on your metabolic type.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Superfood Guacamole – Recipe

* 21 Ways To Cure Your Sleep Problems (Part 1) – Model Health Podcast

* Treating Back Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, And “Incurable” Diseases – Model Health Podcast

* Quadratus Lumborum (QL) – Myofascial Release

* SPRI EVA Foam roller

The Fat Loss Code – #1 Body Transformation Program

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  • Dean B
    1 Sep 2013, 7:23 pm

    Thanks so much Shawn for answering my question, i feel privileged! Yes it is tough for me not to exercise even though i am fit already. I just want to maintain really. I enjoy running the obstacle races, like the Spartan race. I want to compete the highest level. So to heal my back i understand i need to stop the running for a while, and take it a little more easy and be more conscious of how i use my back for manual labor as well as finding my muscle imbalances. I know in the past many years i haven’t done strength training for my legs, i just run, do stairs which im guessing isnt enough which means i am using my back more than i should. If i can afford it i will definitely go to a chek practitioner to help me determine my imbalances. I decompress upside down and use the foam roller so i am working on it. I will continue to learn from you. Thanks again, ps, havent figured out how to rate these podcasts on itunes, i am using a Macbook, will figure it out eventually.

    • Shawn
      7 Sep 2013, 12:58 pm

      Dean, thanks so much for the feedback, and truly, it’s my pleasure to share some insights on this. For people with the same mindset as us, the TOUGHEST things can be to back off a bit and not train so much (or in some cases do things different all together). I give you huge props for doing what you already have!

      Man, it would mean a ton if you left an iTunes review for me. iTunes doesn’t make it too easy, so here’s what to do.

      Click the review link on this page or the one right here:

      Then click the “View in iTunes” button under my logo (you have to select launch application after that).

      From there select “Ratings and Reviews” to the right of my logo/banner.

      Again, I appreciate it a lot, Dean!

  • Kelly Stilts
    31 Jul 2015, 8:16 am

    Hi Shawn and Jade! Loving this show!! After this, I am going right over to iTunes to leave a review 😉

    Jade mentioned a visual in this episode regarding fast food restaurant names and negative connotations. Where can I find that?

    Thank you!