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.
Is there a significant relationship between food nutrition and your health? Ultimately it comes down to finding out what works well for each of us and understanding health related issues like, how many edible plant species are there and available for us to eat.
In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I look at nutrition from the basis of how nutrient dense whole foods are so that we can learn how to spend less money on food. By getting more nutrition from our foods and eating a wide variety of foods like more edible plants, there ultimately will be a significant correlation between, food diversity, illness, and our health.
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Don't Be Reactive About Your Health
Are there any healthy lifestyle changes you should follow to lose weight? Weight loss and mental health require you to think about how to be proactive about your health This encompasses healthy lifestyle changes surrounding food.
Are you making the necessary healthy lifestyle changes in order to improve your digestion and gut health? If you believe you are, the next logical question should be whether you are being proactive or reactive when it comes to improving your digestion.
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.
Brain Cells In The Gut
This is the second part of the 10 most amazing things that you probably didn't know about your digestive health. Today we're gonna be talking about number six, is that there is a correlation between gut health and bone density. It was mentioned about how serotonin was produced in your gut. If your body doesn't have enough serotonin, there has been shown to be a decrease in bone density.
Number seven, there's a link between autism and fewer strains of good bacteria in your gut. People with autism generally have digestive related issues, whether it's leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, or as I mentioned, fewer bacteria strains.
Best Fermented Foods For Gut Health
What are the differences or similarities between probiotic foods and fermented foods, or is there a difference? When you add bacteria and microorganisms to food, there's a process that makes it tasty and nutritious, it's called fermentation, but there's a misconception that fermented foods are probiotic. For example, not all fermented foods are probiotic.
Beer and wine, those are fermented foods, but they don't contain live cultures and then if you had that fermented food, but bake it or can it or pasteurize it eliminates that probiotic benefit. So can you have fermented foods that contain live organisms that are not "probiotic"? To read more of this topic or to listen to or download this podcast, follow the link.
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.
What Is Cholesterol And How To Reduce It?
Has cholesterol received a bad rap? I know if I was to say the word "cholesterol", I bet your immediate thought would be something negative, possibly your thoughts would head to heart problems, blood flow, and things you should eliminate from your diet. But is it all of the negatives and none of the positives?
Cholesterol is actually a beneficial component of our health. It is needed to help regulate aspects of inflammation that we need in order to survive. In my recent podcast, I try to dispel a few myths as to why cholesterol is our friend, and how we can use it to benefit our bodies. To listen or download this podcast, follow the link.
Healthy Diet Lifestyle Change
Why is it that when people live a certain lifestyle, a general assumption that everyone should be that way follows? Now the title of this podcast speaks to vegans, but in today's episode, I actually breakdown why it's not really important what you eat, but what your body thinks is important to you.
In true digestive fashion, the body doesn't really care what label you put on the foods you I'm sure you've had a conversation with someone before about what's the best diet or meal plan. If you have, this episode is definitely a must. Click the link to listen or download.
Better Health Relies On Listening To Your Gut Instincts
When it comes to your health and healthy foods, do you listen to your head or what your gut is literally telling you? It seems everyday, we are bombarded with labels surrounding the foods we eat like "this food is healthy", "this food is fattening", "have this for breakfast", and "don't eat that for your snack".
I am here to say that this type of thinking stifles our ability to really find out what each of us has to do to become healthier. In today's podcast, I discuss why when it comes to better foods, we should begin to think outside the box and not only eat what's in a box. To listen to 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.