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.
Second Brain In Your Stomach
Have you ever had that feeling deep in your belly that seems to be steering you to act a certain way? This "feeling" or the pit in your stomach is actually your second brain. How strong it is and how comfortable you are following it is one of the core principles of your mental health and digestion.
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I begin to look into that second brain in your stomach. Although it might be an afterthought for many, this secondary brain tends to control the gut and brain axis and why anxiety comes from an imbalance in your gut. Does this imbalance cause your body to react differently with certain diets like the keto diet and gut bacteria and does that in turn affect your anxiety levels?
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Jared Toay, aka. the "Digestion Dude" or "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of a wide variety of fermented foods and drinks, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. As an accomplished author and speaker, he has found that the best way to be awakened to our full potential inside and outwardly to the world is through strengthening the gut and brain connection. If you are ready to experience why you are such an amazing human, be sure to follow him on all his social media platforms.
What is the correlation between chronic inflammation and depression? Does it mean that being depressed and your digestion are related?
One thing I have realized through personal experience is how gut health determines your depression, ultimately signs of depression comes from poor gut health. In this episode of The Mental Minute, I share my thoughts and ask the question, "can depression be caused by chronic inflammation?"
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Most people don't realize there is a surprising link between depression, anxiety, and gut health. The connection between gut health and depression is real and something that can be altered.
So what are the things that you can do to improve gut health and reduce the likelihood of depression and anxiety? In this podcast episode, I address how eating fermented foods help your mental health and ultimately how to break the cycle of depression.
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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.
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.