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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Is probiotic the same as fermented?
One of the biggest misconceptions you will find when it comes to foods is that whenever you see the word "fermented", it means the food is "probiotic". There are several example of fermented foods that have no living bacteria in it. But is saying it's fermented the same as saying it's probiotic?
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I explain what it means to say a food or drink has undergone fermentation and a food or drink is full of probiotics.
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Here’s 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?
While the most common starting point for most is to take a probiotic pill or supplement, there are many ways to achieve the same result, sometimes it’s nice when you can cut through all of the noise and follow a single, no-nonsense, proven guideline or checklist that’ll get you where you want to go.
That’s what I have for you today: a checklist for you to use and educate yourself on what is important when choosing a probiotic pill.
Today’s podcast is broken up into three specific areas that you should cover when determining whether to take a pill or eat more probiotic foods. There are three key concepts:
Using this checklist, you will learn:
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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.