How do you produce dopamine, you know, that feel good hormone? Would you be surprised to know what are processed carbs first?
I guess before knowing where it comes from, can you even regulate dopamine? In this episode of The Mental Minute, I discuss how this all comes from when to eat protein and when to eat highly processed carbs.
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Are you aware that fatigue is generally caused by too much sugar? It's the sugars we consume that drain our bodies and ultimately our fatigue is caused by sugar.
Excess amount of sugar can create a resistance to proper regulation, so the question should be does insulin resistance cause weight gain? In this episode of The Mental Minute, I briefly discuss what happens when you consume sugars and the sugar spike symptoms to consider. Your body addiction to sugars is at stake.
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When you have high insulin levels, is that a symptom of something related to your diet? For example, does your blood sugar spike after eating?
The biggest questions related to your health come from the body's reaction to sugars, and I have found that fake sugars make brain health worse. The more sugar you eat, the greater the chance of brain fog and the greater chance that there is a resistance to sugar. Ultimately, we have to focus on finding a cure for insulin resistance cure. This podcast addresses it.
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Is there a relationship between stress and blood sugar levels? Ultimately, it comes down to answering the question, "Can stress affect blood sugar levels?"
Sugars affect our blood sugar but what does it mean if you were to look at mental health and eating sugar. When we have an increased amount of stress, this anxiety can raise our blood sugar levels. In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I look at the regulation of blood sugar levels and your stress responses.
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How Can Probiotics Help You Have More Energy?
Are you aware how much digestion increases energy? Although increasing energy is so important, what are 3 additional ways probiotics help your body?
As we go through life, we should always be looking to biohack our body to get it to perform optimally, and this includes adding probiotics to your digestive system. So is possible that probiotics can improve your life? The bottom line is that good digestion increases energy levels, and who doesn't want that?
Does Will Power Really Stop Food Cravings?
What happens when you have cravings and end up being hungry for more food? When it comes to cravings and the health of your gut, you can tell a lot as to how good your digestion is by the types of cravings you have. I know most of you, at one time or another, have said, "I'm hungry" or "I'm starving", but are cravings good or bad for you? How can you tell?
Here's a tip for you. If you get those 3:00 PM crashes, most of the people associate blood sugar related issues with actual hunger, and there's a huge difference in addressing that. So, if you get those 3:00 PM crashes and you think to yourself, okay, what kind of foods do I really want, and you think about maybe a steak or a potato or an avocado, then generally it's nutritionally based. What that means is that your body's just not getting enough nutrients from the foods, the good foods, that you're eating.
Does Will Power Affect Your Cravings?
Did you know in most instances, cravings are simply just a blood sugar issue and ultimately a mind game your brain plays on your body? If you have enough will power, will it really stop food cravings? Ultimately, there is a huge difference between craving certain foods and actual hunger.
Today I'm going to be talking about hunger. How do you know when you're really hungry or if it's just your mind playing tricks on you. I'm going to give you a fun way to figure that out, but if you're thirsty, generally most instances, you'll pretty much drink whatever is available, Coke, tea, water, kombucha. It's going to quench that thirst, however when it comes to foods, we are so discriminatory and down right picky when it comes to those foods that satisfy our hunger.
Mental Power Digestion
Is there a connection between your gut and your brain? Is the brain or the gut more powerful? Knowing which has the power to control what you eat is the key to resolving any health or digestion related issues you may have.
What part of your body is more powerful in determining what you eat, you brain or your gut? I'm going to use an illustration to prove my point.
But let's say you've got that 3:00 pm crashing and you start to feel lethargic and your mind's saying, "Hey we need some food, food, food," and you start thinking about all those specific foods. But let's say you go pick out some potato chips, some sour cream and onion. You take that back to your desk, all the sudden you eat it. You feel, "Oh, that's great. And then about 10 minutes later you feel like you're hungry again.
How To Stop Snacking Between Meals
Is there a way to accomplish healthy snacking for weight loss? Healthy snacks in between meals and snacking are those words that bring up happiness to most people. Happiness in the sense that I don't know too many people that get upset when they feel they have to snack... snacks satisfies, right? But what happens when those snacks don't really accomplish what it is supposed to do, mainly satisfy the regulation of hormones associated with foods. To read more, listen to, or download this podcast, click the link.
Why Oatmeal Is Bad
One of the most beloved breakfast foods is oatmeal. Unfortunately, most people have a bit of a misconception when it comes to eating it, and whether it is truly healthy for us. Are you the type that can eat your oatmeal simply plain? Or do you like you oatmeal with all the fixings creating your ultimate culinary masterpiece. The difference can tell a lot about your health. To listen to or download the rest of this podcast, follow the link. In this 4 minute episode of Gut Check, I discuss whether it can be beneficial for you. In addition, I give you a way to figure out whether you have a sugar addiction by taking this simple test.
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.