Gut Biology And Health
What is the science behind how the gut works? How it functions & its importance is fascinating & necessary in understanding what can we learn from the gut.
There are so many interesting things about how our gut microbiome works in our bodies, from helping us to digest foods, to strengthening our immune system, to helping us regulate our mood and hormones. But how does it all work in tandem?
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.
Raw Vegetables Digestion Problems
Do vegetables help digestion. If someone has issues, the question most want answered is which vegetables do you eat for digestion, raw or cooked?
As mentioned in a previous post, water found in many foods benefit our body not only in keeping us hydrated, but by also helping us with our bowel movements. When our body breaks it down, fresh fruits and vegetables that have a significant water content are perfect foods for our digestive system to utilize for energy. On top of that, they are often the ones that have the most nutritional content and can hydrate our bodies the most.
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.
Probiotics Battle With Antibiotics
Better gut health requires you to know what antibiotic resistance is. Bacteria resistance and antibiotic resistance are correlated for digestive strength.
Understanding this relationship begins at first understanding how toxicity influences the intestine. One very strong and poisonous invader is antibiotics. Of course, there can be some benefit in taking antibiotics, but believing that they are a cure-all and overuse can do significant damage to our gut health and ultimately our toxicity levels and how much good bacteria flora is in our bodies.
Why Traditional Diets Are Better
Are non western diets better than what we in the United States eat? Is the key to better health found in more traditional diets from around the world.
If we are to answer that question, we should begin to look at whether non-westernized diets have better gut health than American diets. It seems most non-westernized diets (using that term as a way of eating rather than weight-loss) regularly consume a large amount of non-processed foods. Now, these unprocessed foods are naturally fermented and act as natural probiotics, which is done through fermentation and uses microorganisms and yeast to convert the sugars in the foods into natural occurring carbon dioxide and beneficial lactic acid, which, of course, protects the foods from spoiling and can add some health and taste benefits to it as well.
What is the best way to explain the connection between gut bacteria and mental health? Does it have to do with sugar and why sugar is bad for your brain?
I think it's important to address what I believe is common sense when it comes to looking at how your nutrition affects your brain. Now, if your brain is lacking of good-quality nutrition, or free radicals or damaging inflammatory cells are floating around there in that cranial space of yours, can't you see how there might be an increase in brain tissue that's degrading? That seems like common sense, right? And what's fascinating is that for several years, there has been very little research that attempts to look at the ways foods affect moods and vice versa.
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.