Nutrition, Gut Health, And Athletic Performance
Is there a best way to use nutrition to improve athletic performance? Getting the most from foods eaten is important to athletes and their gut health.
Most athletes rarely give consideration to their guts, but they should. Why? It is from within their guts and digestion that athletic performance can be improved. This improvement can be large or small, but it can be the difference between crashing and burning or powering through towards the finish line. But there's so much more to it than eating.
Combinations Of Gut Microbiome
Do we all have the same gut dna? If we are to healthy as an individual, we should know how much does our gut biome differ from others and why it matters.
Just like your DNA, the population and make up of your gut bacteria is unique from everyone else. It's as unique as your fingerprint. There have been estimates of the amount bacteria found in your gut ranges from a trillion to tens of trillions in various combinations in any of the thousands of species that scientists currently know about. In a typical “healthy” gut microbiome, a body should have at least 85% good bacteria with the remaining bad bacteria.
Imbalances In The Gut And Insomnia
What is the relationship between gut health and sleep patterns? If so, are your sleep patterns affected by your gut and the health of your immune system?
More and more research is coming out showing a correlation between how healthy your gut is and how restful of sleep you get each night. So how does one affect the other?
Sunlight Exposure And Depression
Does sunlight help with depression? Many enjoy being outside but does it have medical benefits? There is sunlight and depression research to be explored.
Understanding how our mental state can be negatively affected by many things is the first step in addressing depression and anxiety. But are there more natural approaches to addressing it other than medications, pills, or prescriptions? Although these are the default, there are several other methods that have been used for hundreds of centuries.
What Is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Are there any natural ways to reduce anxiety and depression? Understanding that depression and loneliness can be affected by mindfulness is crucial.
Everyone at some point in their lives will experience a bout of sadness or possible anxiety. It was during my first experiences with it that I learned some tools that helped me to overcome what was causing my depression and anxiety, these tools being a bit of mindfulness and spiritual meditation. I realize that words like meditation and mindfulness are trending, but there is more and more research out there that cognitive therapies based on mindfulness are showing promising results.
Can Food Combinations Make You Sick?
Does food combining matter? Knowing the foods you eat at one time can affect the digestion of the other foods as well. Is there simple food combining?
The complete digestive process uses many specific kinds of enzymes that digestive specific kinds of foods and specific kinds of meals. Some enzymes thrive and work best in an acidic environment and some work best in an alkaline one.
Whole Foods Eliminate Waste By Reducing Stress
Do the added ingredients in foods affect your bowel movements? It's why we should look into eating whole foods for eliminate waste products in our body.
If you eat a significant amount of processed foods and have been consuming them for any length of time, you might be surprised to find out that many of those foods and the ingredients found in them have not been kind to your digestive system. In fact, they might be slowly deteriorating your body's ability to eliminate waste and toxins from your intestines.
Can Digestive Illness Be Controlled?
How is possible to keep our digestive system healthy? In fact, what exactly does digestive health mean exactly? Is it complicated or easily addressed?
It's really important to know how important your digestive health really is. It's essentially the core and the foundation as to where everyone should look if they are wanting to start their own health journey or cure an illness. This begins by making sure you handle it effectively when you feel any problems beginning and by trying to optimize it daily.
No One Values Food Anymore
Should we be asking the question are healthy foods really healthy? Society is sick and a reason is knowing why are food allergies more common now.
How has society moved away from actually valuing foods for what they can actually do and are meant to do, nourish our body and our brain. It seems the trend has been heading to making food our enemy, so to speak. Foods sitting on the shelf are no longer nurturing and healing.
Why We Are Designed to Be Healthy
There is nothing natural about being sick. In a perfect world, we might live forever. Being that's not the case there are numerous reasons why being healthy is important to each of us in the short term and long term for optimal health.
What exactly does it mean to be healthy, and why is sickness just not a natural state of being. No. Being sick is not natural. Being healthy is it's what we're designed to be. There is nothing natural about having a body that is imbalanced, tired, sick, and in pain. There are no so called diseases in nature. There are no animals with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or asthma.
These podcasts are an extension of me sharing what I believe is the source to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually: a strong gut.