3 Ways To Include Spiritual Health Into Your Day
Everyone is looking for spirituality and a sense of purpose, no matter how they classify it. When it comes to our health, a large component of that is the importance of spiritual health and wellbeing.
I believe one of the strongest pillars (and most important from a mental standpoint) is the third of four pillars of holistic health, and that's being spiritually strong.
Now, the spiritual pillar, it's such a personal piece of overall wellness, and everybody tends to define it differently. I look at spirituality as a sense of purpose or direction or meaning, without which values can slip by the wayside. This is done through meditation, prayer, or other activities that foster a connection in nature or to a higher power, and not necessarily about a specific religion or belief system.
What Does It Mean To Be Holistically Healthy?
Is there a way to look at holistic nutrition as a foundation for a healthy lifestyle? The bottom line is that is formed around "healthy eating" habits and nutrition, but how do we do that? I'm going to be discussing the second pillar of health necessary to be holistically healthy, and that's being nutritionally or digestively strong.
Whether we realize it our not, our nutrition is ultimately tied to physical health. I believe it is so critical that it should have it's own pillar and could actually stand alone. Part of this is because getting the full value of nutrition is customized based on each individual's age, sex, activity level, and body chemistry; every is totally different. This in order for us to strengthen this pillar, careful attention should be placed on your diet and that you give specific focus on digestion.
Can You Be Physically Well With Better Sleep?
Today I'm going to be discussing the first pillar of health necessary to be holistically healthy and that's being physically strong. Now most people immediately think of exercise when they hear physical wellness and although that's an important part of the equation, it's not the only aspect deserving of our attention.
Your body needs more than movement alone. Physical wellness also includes appropriate sleep, hygiene, and a healthy diet. If you're evaluating your physical health, ask these questions, are you getting enough quality sleep? And if not, what barriers are keeping you from achieving regular and restful sleep? The National Sleep Foundation recommend that adults should get anywhere from between seven and nine hours each night of sleep.
Why Holistic Health Is Much More Than Preventing Illness
Today I'm going to start a new series about holistic health and how that "whole health" starts in your belly and then radiates out from there.
Health is often understood as the absence of disease or sickness. Now, while this definition is valid, it actually lacks the comprehensiveness of the broader approach. Start assessing your holistic health and wellness on a wider spectrum.
What Are The Barriers To Effective Communication?
We all want to be effective at communication. The most powerful form of communication is the back and forth exchange of ideas and thoughts that are received, understood, and formulated. But what happens when that path gets muddied, trampled, and can't be followed? We all can understand the frustration when your ideas are not articulated well enough. But is there a way to cut through the likelihood there will be misunderstanding? To continue reading, listen to, or download this podcast, follow the link.
Antibiotics Don't Work On Viruses
A large reason why I enjoy and have a passion for gut health is because for many, it is a new frontier to look at how to become healthy. Looking at your digestion and microbiome is something "out-of-the-ordinary" and not your typical, "eat broccoli, exercise, get sleep" mantra that you see all over social media. This different approach compelled me to talk about antibiotics. ⠀
Let's start out by saying you're a mayor of a small town, enjoying life and everything is going great. Then let's pretend there are a rash of burglaries at some resident's homes. How would you react and what would you do as mayor? The first step would be get the police to investigate and talk to neighbors that might have seen something, the key word being "investigate". But what would happen if you unilaterally decided to throw everyone in your town in jail? ⠀(To continue reading, listen to, or download the podcast, follow the link).
Is it possible to be both paleo and vegan? Are there any similarities between paleo and vegan that allow you to do both at the same time?
One of the numerous thoughts I have about diet and lifestyle is sometimes wondering did cavemen live vegan? In this episode of The Mental Minute, I tried to find out what are the similarities between paleo and vegan, ultimately answering the question if you can you live both paleo and vegan.
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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.
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?
Testosterone And Sex Drive
Is it ok to ask some of you why do you have low sex drive? In today's day and age, it's common to hear about testosterone and low libido on the radio, television, from friends, and on billboards. Is it really that big of an issue, or is the hype just a way to sell more drugs and supplements?
We all should be looking at how to increase sex drive and testosterone naturally regardless of how low or high it might be. Have you ever wondered why you might have a low sex drive? What causes a decrease or lack-of sexual interest?
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.