Is A Vegan Diet Better?
With all of the attention on specific diets and specific foods within those diets, it's normal to question whether things like the vegan diet or lifestyle is actually health? It really doesn't matter if you break it down by philosophy or by what you may have read in the newspaper, it comes down to whether or not the foods you eat help you get to an ideal weight.
Eat Like A Bear Diet Plan
I'll just go ahead and ask the question, "why should you be an omnivore"? This really stems from the thought that we should let our environment determine our diet.
The commonality we all share, is that we want to get the most nutrition from the foods that we eat. It doesn't matter if you're vegan, or vegetarian, or paleo, pescatarian, the way that you get the most vitamins and minerals from the foods that you ingest, is through good gut health and digestion.
Going forward, I want you to try to model your nutrition plan around the bear. Bears are omnivores, but, they're mostly vegetarian. They're also adaptable creatures, based on their surroundings. Polar bears eat seals. Panda bears eat mostly bamboo. North American Nordic bears eat pretty much just anything ... berries, fruits, nuts, mushrooms. But, they also eat meat, as well. Again, based on their surroundings.
Combining Different Foods
Is there something they don't want you to know about food combining? There are many food combinations that are good and food combining is important for your overall health.
I'd like to begin talking about food combining and using the illustration of eating a hamburger and bun, why that could be the cause of your indigestion, gas and bloating. When you eat a hamburger and bun, the protein's secrete digestive enzymes because it needs an acidic environment. Carbohydrates require an alkaline environment secrete digestive enzymes accordingly as well. So releasing those digestive enzymes essentially you can see there's a possibility that they could actually neutralize each other out and slow down digestion. What happens when you slow down digestion?
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 Stimulate Bowel Movement
There is a correlation between bowel movements and probiotics. It's often asked do probiotics cause bowel movements? Understanding that there is a physiological reason why when someone consumes probiotics or eats fermented foods why probiotics cause bowel movements.
Today I'm going to be talking about probiotics, and bowel movements. I know, great stuff. But, inevitably, people do ask when they take probiotics, or drink kombucha, or kefir. They end up going to the bathroom, and they want to know the reasons why. They think that it's a laxative, or maybe have questions associated with that, and I'm here to tell you that probiotics are not a laxative. Their main job, their main physiological function is to go in and break up sugars and starches in your body.
Different Digestive Properties
How does the digestive system work in the human body? Is digestion and gut health the same for everyone or do people each have different issues and potential problems and benefits? I've had my own experience of both good and bad digestion, and I believe it's important for me to share why should gut health and digestion be important to you.
Can Prebiotics Help With Acid Reflux?
What is prebiotic fiber? Is it beneficial to our gut bacteria and digestive health? In today's episode of the Go With Your Gut Podcast, I look at what I think is a food group that is absolutely vital to better gut health and digestion: prebiotics and prebiotic foods.
It seems everyone knows what a probiotic is, but rarely do people mention prebiotics in the same breath. It's important to know the differences between probiotics and prebiotics simply because one is living bacteria and one is food for that living bacteria. The old adage "You Are What You Eat" holds true for our gut bacteria too. If you want to read more, or listen to or download this podcast, follow 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.
The Secret Of A Long And Healthy Life
Are you on a path to a healthier life? Many times when people begin their journey to living a better life, the first step for most is a trip to the health food store to stock up on pills and vitamins and supplements believing getting more of those things will stop many ills.
But in my podcast, I explain why the path begins inside you. You should first ask yourself if your current eating plan is making you overweight. Then you should look at how your body uses the foods you choose to eat. Once you do that, you will see a clear road map as to how you can live not only a full life, but a long one as well. To listen or download this special 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.