#58 Decoding Human Potential with Steven Kotler

#58 Decoding Human Potential with Steven Kotler

Episode #58 Decoding Human Potential with Steven Kotler of Flow Research Collective

EVER BEEN "ON FIRE" or "IN THE ZONE"... How does it happen.. Can you trigger it whenever you want?

Looking to find that state of flow where you're performing your best? 
Listen to this bestselling author and 2x Pulitzer nominee.

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#32 The Keys To Sleep & Eat Smarter with Shawn STEVENSON

#32 The Keys To Sleep & Eating Smarter with Shawn STEVENSON

Expert GamePlan Session: Background in Biology and Kinesiology, #1 Health & Fitness Podcast “The Model Health Show” Creator, #8 Best Selling Author of Sleep Smarter


March 3, 2015

Shawn Stevenson The Model Health Show |
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Music Credit: Ruze - Plan B - "She Said" (16 Bit Remix)


Todays show is mainly on how important our nutrition is and how it can be injury proof for our bodies. We will talk about some of the day to day things that people say that are far off from the truth and we’ll dig deep into the sciences and the research behind the many myths in the world regarding health. You’ll receive a ton of knowledge to apply right now in your life to be a healthier human being. Shawn also explains a little bit of his experiences as a young athlete with significant injuries and how they have lead him to the research he does today and why he shares such information.


  • Born, Shawn Stevenson.

  • Best selling author of Sleep Smarter

  • Creator of “The Model Health Show featured as the #1 Health and the #1 Fitness & Nutrition podcast on

    • with over 1 Million Listener Downloads, and a huge array of valuable show topics, you’re about to be tapped into a powerful world of health information right at your fingertips.
  • Has a background in biology and kinesiology; founder of “Advanced Integrative Health Alliance,” a successful company providing wellness services for both individuals and organizations worldwide; A dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations.

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“The most important decision that you make as a human being is whether or not you live in a friendly or hostile environment.” -Albert Einstein

Key Discussion Points:

  • Why did you come into this particular field of research?

  • What has you most excited these days?

  • How can we prevent injury via nutrition aka REAL food?

  • What is your knowledge on what inflammation comes from?

  • How do we optimize our recovery after tough training, competitions, jobs, and other stressors in life?

  • What knowledge can you share about the importance of sleep?

  • What is one of mistake that most of us make during that day that ruins high quality sleep?

Key Lessons:

  • When it comes to significant injuries, it's important to get a second and third opinion?

  • The REAL root of the word “decision” means to cut away any possibility except accomplishing that thing

“When you make a REAL decision about something, there’s not an option for failure anymore.” SS @ 13:26

  • You can learn just about any aspect of life by listening to podcasts, for FREE

  • You are what you eat, drink, and breath

“You are what you assimilate” SS @ 23:20

  • Our bodies require the raw materials they need in order to rebuild us.

“If you’re wanting to maintain a high quality bone density so you’re not breaking a bone, you need to provide your body with the raw materials it needs to actually create bone.” SS @ 23:30

  • We want to give our body real things it can recognize, not just supplements

  • The #1 source to getting magnesium in your system is leafy green vegetables

  • Spirulina can increase our production of stem cells in our bodies

  • Stem cells become anything you need them to become

“If you need to generate some meniscus..acl..muscle tissue from a pulled muscle from your hamstring..stem cells become everything that your body needs.” SS @ 30:20

  • Around 60% of all health conditions are related to inflammation (ie. heart disease, strokes, heart attacks)

  • Anti inflammatory medications can actually stop the healing process

  • The number of hours of sleep you get isn’t what is most important

“Its not about the hours of sleep you’s about the amount of time that you could get your body, brain, entire physiology into the deeper most anabolic stage of sleep.”

  • Working the late night shift is a carcinogen, a cancer causing agent

  • The body is evolved to be up during the day and asleep at night

“Sleep in a pitch black room, get black out curtains, get the light out  of your room...don’t play the TV while you’re sleeping...that step is going to help you and to stay in a deeper and more rejuvenative sleep.” SS @ 42:34

  • We need to be exposed to natural sunlight to help us sleep better at night

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The best balanced breakfast…
If maintaining blood sugar: keep it a low carb breakfast, (60% healthy fats, 30% protein, 20% carbs), ie. pasteurized sausages, half of an avocado, sauteed green, spoon of almond butter or coconut oil

The best thing you travel with..
Ipod, His superfood kit: medicinal mushrooms, spirulina

What book would you give away as a gift?
Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett; also Ready to Run
The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried


Advanced Integrative Health Alliance: Founder
The Model Health Show: Co-Host


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"Being ready at anytime; ready to play, ready to perform always training for life!" -Shawn Stevenson

Books Mentioned:
Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson
Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett; also Ready to Run
The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried

Recommended Items:

How Chocolate Can Save the World
The Model Health Show/Podcast
Cox-II Inhibitor
Noni Plant

Some of my favorite episodes from Shawn's show:

  1. How To Create A Sleep Sanctuary And Get The Best Sleep Ever
  2. Sleep Smarter – The Connection Between Sleep, Sex, Income, And Fat Loss
  3. 7 Fat Loss Herbs That Really Work (And Supplement Mistakes To Avoid!)
  4. Natural Treatments For Depression – Share This With Everyone You Know!
  5. Tips For Dining Out At Restaurants, Family Get Togethers, And How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays
  6. 15 Healthy Travel Tips – How To Stay Fit, Healthy, And Energized While Traveling!
  7. Biggest Health, Fitness, And Lifestyle Lessons Of 2014 And What You Should Implement In 2015
  8. Improve Your Digestion, Assimilation, and Elimination (And Poop Like A Champion!)