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.
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.
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?
A Healthy Gut Says You Won't Be Sick
A healthy gut doesn't mean you won't ever be sick. The human gut microbiome in health and disease can control how long you're sick, but not necessarily that you won't ever get sick.
So what is it about sickness, and can you get sick if you have a good, strong, healthy gut? And the answer is absolutely yes. I'm living proof of that. I got sick just recently, and I like to pride myself that I have a good, strong, healthy gut. The point is is that I don't shy away from sickness, I'm not a germaphobe, I actually welcome it, you know, for the fact that I'm trying to build up my immune system.
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.