Why We Are Designed to Be Healthy
There is nothing natural about being sick. In a perfect world, we might live forever. Being that's not the case there are numerous reasons why being healthy is important to each of us in the short term and long term for optimal health.
What exactly does it mean to be healthy, and why is sickness just not a natural state of being. No. Being sick is not natural. Being healthy is it's what we're designed to be. There is nothing natural about having a body that is imbalanced, tired, sick, and in pain. There are no so called diseases in nature. There are no animals with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or asthma.
How Much Does Water Help Hydration?
Can you ever have too much water in your body? If you are wanting your body to run optimally, you should know how do you know if you are hydrated.
In the 2 previous posts, I've discussed my approach of focusing on eating water for hydration rather than drinking it. The idea of forcing yourself to drink “x” amount of water each day, whether you feel like drinking or are thirsty are one of the many commonly held views of health and fitness that might be ready to be put out to pasture.
Physical Activity Hydration And Health
How exactly does hydration work? What is the correlation between hydration and it's health benefits and can you get a lot of hydration from foods ?
After we are born, it's been estimated that ¾ of our body is made up of water. Science shows that as we become older, the content of the water in our bodies could inevitably be as low as ½. Why? Our cells lose water as we age and our well being is decided by using our cellular’s potential to maintain water.
Link Between Inflammation And Mental Health
What is the link between gut bacteria and mental health? We know that the foods we eat can affect our mood, so does this mean that sugar's effect on the brain is not beneficial? I'd like to look a bit deeper into the term nutritional psychology and then explain what happens to your brain when you eat refined foods, especially sugars.
Unfortunately, because it's like a very expensive and upscale automobile, your brain may be broken down if you ingest something aside from premium fuel. If substances from your brain's low premium fuel, such as what you get from processed or refined foods, if it gets to the brain, it doesn't have the capabilities to actually remove them.
Being Around Animals Means Less Gut Stress
Have you ever thought about if our immune system improves with being around animals? A large percentage of people have pets or live around animals daily so is it too far fetched to think animals can help our digestion?
So it might be possible knowing how our relationship with the land can actually make contributions to having a more healthy gut and microbiome. Now, living inside a region where it might be rural or personal homestead might be peaceful and quiet, however, the actual cause why human beings choose to dwell in rural areas for better health might be that they can actually handle stress better than their city-dwelling compadres.
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.
How do we look to improve the health of americans? Is it as simple as professing that everyone take responsibility of your health?
The ultimate form of healthy responsibility is focusing on wellness, and in this episode of The Mental Minute, I explain the state of America's health and the trajectory it seems to be on. As a form a personal responsibility, we should all ask the question of whether you can you feel fine and be unhealthy?
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How do you get your body back in balance? Is there a why how to get your body in balance without upsetting the body's "apple cart"?
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I first address the fact that diseases are not natural, and based on research it seems there is a trend questioning are humans becoming unhealthy. In under a minute, I share my thoughts on why is society becoming unhealthy.
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If you want to snack, what the the healthiest way to get nutrition? Let's take a step back first though and ask if it's possible to get more nutrition from foods?
Part of getting healthy is setting yourself up to succeed. In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I show how this success can even come from finding the best way to organize pantry. Get a fresh start from nutrition and find foods that stabilize your blood sugar and get you on a good path to health.
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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.
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.