Mental Health Gut Health
I want to talk about the correlation between your brain and your gut, and how the importance of having a good floral gut bacteria can actually affect your mental health. Did you know that the brain and the gut are actually made of the same type of tissue? That's why they say they call it the second brain here. But, things like serotonin, or dopamine or Gaba, those are all what I call happy hormones and they can be produced in the gut if you have a healthy running digestive system. To read more, listen to, or download this podcast, follow the link.
What are the effects of poor nutrition on the brain? For those people that consume way too much junk food, what does too much diet soda do to your body and brain?
You literally are what you eat. In this episode of The Mental Minute, I explain what organ suffers from a poor diet, and unfortunately, for those junk food addicts, that over consumption of junk food literally affects your brain.
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Do you know where is most serotonin produced? Would you be surprised to know the most is produced in the gut, but, where is serotonin produced in the gut?
The bottom line is that if you want to be happy you need serotonin. But most don't realize, or misunderstand if it is produced in the brain or gut. In this podcast episode, I share how to produce more serotonin to be happy via your gut.
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How Does Poor Nutrition Affect Humans
Did you know that poor nutrition can affect your brain, and if your diet is bad, can actually destroy your brains ability to work properly? Your brain depends on good nutrition, so it's imperative that the foods you eat go to support your overall health, but more specifically your brain health.
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I explain why your brain is literally built from the foods you eat, and why that's important for you to perform necessary tasks and rational thinking.
Antidepressants And Immune System
Do you take antidepressants or do you know someone that does? Are you concerned about how those pills may interfere with your gut health? With much focus beginning to be written about the relationship between your gut health and mental health and antidepressants, it might be good to address how one affects the other.
I had two people ask me recently whether they should stop taking antidepressants and focus on a significant amount of pharmaceutical grade probiotics or whether probiotics could ultimately become a substitute for antidepressants. My answer is/was/always will be, 100% no. Probiotics are not medicine or pharmaceutical drugs. They don't need to be prescribed by a physician, and in most instances are not used to get your body to do or not do something it is supposed to do. Probiotics are simply living organisms (bacteria) and part of living foods that go to enhance and nourish your overall well-being and gut health.
Probiotics Reduce Inflammation
If you believe in probiotics, you've probably wondered "When's the best time to take probiotics?" or "What are the best probiotics to take?" Before you address that, let's look at the truth. Getting into the best physical, mental, and emotional shape takes planning, education, and research. More specifically, it begins with better gut and digestive health. Probiotics are the key, but knowing what the best sources of probiotics to take or which natural sources of probiotics will benefit you long term is JUST as important as taking it themselves. Where do you begin to learn which probiotics are important to your health? To continue reading, listen t,o, or download this podcast, follow the link.
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.