TMHS 028: Healthcare Versus Sickcare – Why Preventative Health Care Is Safer, Smarter, And Cheaper

In this episode of The Model Health Show we’re happy to welcome Dr. Pedram Shojai. Author, Teacher, Qigong master, and Film-maker are just a few of the accolades Dr. Shojai carries. He’s a brilliant man and a leader who’s devoted to pointing the camera on “the good guys” to help spread awareness about holistic and integrative medicine.

This episode is a truly eye-opener. We discuss so many critical topics that every-single-person will be able to grab something powerful from. Sitting across from my cohost (the beautiful Jade Harrell), I saw her with pure joy on her face at one point during the interview, and at another point with tears in her eyes. All I can say is this information is POWERFUL.

I’m really excited to share this episode because we also talked about the #1 thing that helped me get to where I am today. I want more people to know about this because I really feel it’s the solution to getting in alignment with your purpose and really finding fulfillment in your life.

So, yes, you’re about to find out what the best personal health insurance is (and you won’t need a high-priced, dud website for you to get it). But more importantly, you’re about to get an abundance of insights to help improve the health of you and your family for many years to come.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What the missing component in our health care system really is.
  • The difference between a conventional doctor and an OMD.
  • Why our healthcare system is based on a backwards way of thinking.
  • What Traditional Chinese Medicine can teach us about paying for health care.
  • Why even a healthy pharmaceutical system is still missing a critical element.
  • Who actually controls a large portion of the medical education in the U.S.
  • How commercials for pharmaceutical drugs are using strong neuroscience (to seduce you).
  • How “overcomplicating” health makes people into easy, long-term customers.
  • The #1 thing you can do to ensure the health care system works for you.
  • Where you can find the best health insurance you can buy (hint: farmers are involved).
  • Why really good doctors are struggling with the pharmaceutical model as well.
  • How stress makes us sick (and why today’s stress is radically different from our ancestors).
  • Why our medical system doesn’t properly address the mind/body/spirit connection.
  • How to INSTANTLY make your body more alkaline and nourish your organs (this is 100% free & accessible anytime).
  • What your sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are and why they’re important.
  • What role bacteria plays in our gene expression (this is CRITICAL to know!)
  • Why not being born via a natural, vaginal birth can cause major issues with bacteria balance.
  • The real reason that people have such low energy levels today.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Vitality – The Movie


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  • Steven Brown
    4 Dec 2013, 5:22 pm

    I have really never referred to my “health” insurance as that. To me it is medical insurance which will , hopefully, minimize the financial impact of serious disease. (Such as a malignant brain tumor) Even with Medical insurance -granted – it was lousy insurance from an inferior company – it took me 6 years to pay off my portion of the costs from hospitalization, surgery, chemo therapy, radiation therapy, and assorted testing. Somehow preventative medicine has yet to be fully embraced by the U.S. medical community. Prevention vs. treatment after the fact is the only way to go – although I don’t know how one prevents a brain tumor…

    • Shawn
      4 Dec 2013, 6:18 pm

      Steven, I commend you so, so, so very much for have the strength and courage to go through what you have. You brought up a few valid points. Now it’s time to focus on how healthy you can get your internal environment to recover and regenerate tissues that were damaged along the way. If I can make a suggestion, if you were my patient I’d recommend that you get onto a regimen of zeolites in the morning (from Healthforce Nutritionals) and Chaga tinctures and extract capsules later in the day (check out the book on Chaga from David Wolfe).

      These things can be useful in regaining your health & protecting against cancer in the future. On that note, prevention of a brain tumor is dependent on the individual and environmental conditions. It’s been proven that over 90 percent of cancers are caused by environmental factors. If you are not born with the cancer, then interacting with your environment (food, water, etc included) turned on certain genetic programs that triggered the cancer. This could be so many things: radiation exposure, lead exposure, chemical exposure (aspartame, pesticides, etc) and so on. Definitely check out these episodes to get the background info and thanks again for sharing! (vital info for men here too) and

  • megan pangan
    25 Jul 2014, 5:51 pm

    how crazy that i would land on this episode today. I’ve started meditation almost 2 weeks ago. I go for 10 mins and started at 5 mins. it’s amazing. I love it. Lucent app on the iphone keeps me in check (of all things) My goal is to do it without it in the long run. building this habit is challenging at first, and now something I look forward to. Love your voice and your message Shawn. Keep bringing the awesome. Definitely gotta watch this movie.

    • Shawn
      30 Jul 2014, 8:44 pm

      Megan, I like to call meditation brain training too, because it truly does change the structure of your brain and the structure of your life as a result of it. Thank you so much for sharing that. Now Jedi on! 😉