The Gut And Brain Connection Is Strong
How does the gut bacteria in our body affects the brain and body? One always affects the other; it's interesting how the gut and brain are connected.
If you've been reading this series on inflammation, you'd know how gut health, foods, and brain health are the triumverate of being healthy and happy. So how does out diet (or lack of good digestion) actually contribute to the illness of our brain?
Being Inflamed Is Good For Our Body
It's important to know why inflammation can be good for you. Normally, to reduce our bodily stress, most ask what can I take for inflammation in my body?
Chronic inflammation physiologically does significant damage to our brain when not kept in check. But there is a fine line between allowing the body to reduce inflammation naturally, and then not being able to reduce it at all so that it remains in a chronic state of constantly trying to fight the issues that have been created. So it's important to address inflammation.
Combinations Of Gut Microbiome
Do we all have the same gut dna? If we are to healthy as an individual, we should know how much does our gut biome differ from others and why it matters.
Just like your DNA, the population and make up of your gut bacteria is unique from everyone else. It's as unique as your fingerprint. There have been estimates of the amount bacteria found in your gut ranges from a trillion to tens of trillions in various combinations in any of the thousands of species that scientists currently know about. In a typical “healthy” gut microbiome, a body should have at least 85% good bacteria with the remaining bad bacteria.
Psychobiotics And The Manipulation Of The Gut-Brain-Signals
Do you know how your gut bacteria controls your brain? In order to live a healthy life, we should know how your gut bacteria affects the brain and body.
If I was to ask you how much bacteria do you think you have in your gut, what would you say? Would you say something like a couple dozen ounces? The amazing thing about our gut bacteria is that at any given time, a body could have up to 4 pounds of bacteria in a healthy gut. Would that surprise you?
Exercise To Increase Digestive Power
What's the best way to eliminate waste from the body. In order to find that digestive power increase, you might need to begin an exercise routine.
If you think about it from a physiological standpoint, getting around and actually moving would, in tur, create movement in the bowels, and that in turn, promote the excretion of waste in the body. But what kind of movements are important?
Whole Foods Eliminate Waste By Reducing Stress
Do the added ingredients in foods affect your bowel movements? It's why we should look into eating whole foods for eliminate waste products in our body.
If you eat a significant amount of processed foods and have been consuming them for any length of time, you might be surprised to find out that many of those foods and the ingredients found in them have not been kind to your digestive system. In fact, they might be slowly deteriorating your body's ability to eliminate waste and toxins from your intestines.
Can Digestive Illness Be Controlled?
How is possible to keep our digestive system healthy? In fact, what exactly does digestive health mean exactly? Is it complicated or easily addressed?
It's really important to know how important your digestive health really is. It's essentially the core and the foundation as to where everyone should look if they are wanting to start their own health journey or cure an illness. This begins by making sure you handle it effectively when you feel any problems beginning and by trying to optimize it daily.
Toxic Cell Damage
How exactly do free radicals affect the body? In order to address that, we should probably ask how free radicals are formed and can that be reduced?
As long as people put unhealthy things in their bodies, it's important to look at why oxidative stress is damaging our bodies due to how prevalent things called free radicals are in our system. Our path to better health has been lost to us in many different ways and we are now living the sum of our actions blind to the effects these free radicals have on our system.
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.
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.
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.