Effects Of Caffeine On The Adolescent Brain
Today is the last part of part four in my series on how caffeine can be detrimental to our overall health. Now, I know what you are saying, "Jared, just let me have my morning 'Cup Of Joe'", but lately it's really got me thinking that such a large percentage of people are entirely addicted to the same stimulant and we often feel like we need it of course but this can't be normal.
It's not like our bodies are hard wired to need caffeine to function but perhaps the caffeine does a great job of covering up our current state of health. Without coffee, we may feel that we are tired or drained and coffee provides a short term fix for that so we are essentially relying on coffee to treat the symptom but not get to the root cause of the issue which is the same as any other drug.
Does Caffeine Regulate Blood Sugar?
We've been looking at recently whether or not caffeine is addictive. Is there a bigger issues associated with possible caffeine addiction of Americans? This is the third part in my series on what caffeine does to your brain and how that can be detrimental to our overall health.
In Part One we looked at caffeine and when it comes to its effect on our brains can be just as addicting as cocaine or methamphetamine. In Part Two I addressed how physiologically caffeine raises our cortisol levels and triggers a stressful action in our body. To put it quite simply, having our body rely on any sort of stimulant in order to feel awake or energized in the morning, probably points to some bigger issues in regards to your health.
How To Break Caffeine Addiction?
Caffeine addiction is becoming a larger problem today in society. Today is the second part of my series on what caffeine does to your body and your brain. And then I'm gonna go into greater detail about why I'm taking a caffeine detox.
Caffeine triggers our fight or flight response mechanism which can raise cortisol. Now, this is commonly known as the stress hormone, so if you feel particularly stressed out during the day, perhaps a detox from this drug will help, and it's definitely worth a shot as many of us know how detrimental stress can be to our overall health and well being.
Today I'm going to be starting a four part series on what caffeine does to your brain and make that a case for why we might not want to be consuming it.
In many cultures around the world, coffee is consumed daily and for many people it's really their first thought and what gets them out of bed in the morning. For others, it's an excuse to get together with friends or family and socialize. What we often fail to realize is that coffee or more specifically caffeine is a drug. In reality, it's a highly addictive stimulant, which is in the same category of cocaine and methamphetamine and like those drugs, if abused, can have some serious consequences.
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.
Mental Health Gut Health
I want to talk about the correlation between your brain and your gut, and how the importance of having a good floral gut bacteria can actually affect your mental health. Did you know that the brain and the gut are actually made of the same type of tissue? That's why they say they call it the second brain here. But, things like serotonin, or dopamine or Gaba, those are all what I call happy hormones and they can be produced in the gut if you have a healthy running digestive system. To read more, listen to, or download this podcast, follow the link.
Did you know that silence releases tension in the brain and body? Once you begin to do a bit of thinking and experience silence and noise, you'll better understand why noise causes stress and silence doesn't.
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I delve into the ideas of brain functionality and noise pollution. It's amazing how cognitive learning and noise are interrelated. Using these tips, it can help you use silence as a mediator between organizational factors and stress in your daily life.
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Is there a relationship between stress and blood sugar levels? Ultimately, it comes down to answering the question, "Can stress affect blood sugar levels?"
Sugars affect our blood sugar but what does it mean if you were to look at mental health and eating sugar. When we have an increased amount of stress, this anxiety can raise our blood sugar levels. In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I look at the regulation of blood sugar levels and your stress responses.
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Probiotics Reduce Inflammation
If you believe in probiotics, you've probably wondered "When's the best time to take probiotics?" or "What are the best probiotics to take?" Before you address that, let's look at 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? To continue reading, listen t,o, or download this podcast, follow the link.
What Are The Principles Of Effective Communication?
Are there effective communication tools we can use that are physically health-related in nature? What I mean is that when it comes to our lives, everything is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory by nature. When it comes to eating and the foods you put in your mouth, by it's very nature, thinks it is beneficial and helpful or is negative. Think about that the next time you eat your next meal.
The same could be said of our lives. It is commonplace to have a signification amount of inflammation surrounding us. In this episode of my podcast, I discuss why internal inflammation can come from our external environment and provide a VERY simple solution to eliminate 99% of negativity in your life. And you don't have to do anything. To listen to or download this podcast, click 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.