Why Traditional Diets Are Better
Are non western diets better than what we in the United States eat? Is the key to better health found in more traditional diets from around the world.
If we are to answer that question, we should begin to look at whether non-westernized diets have better gut health than American diets. It seems most non-westernized diets (using that term as a way of eating rather than weight-loss) regularly consume a large amount of non-processed foods. Now, these unprocessed foods are naturally fermented and act as natural probiotics, which is done through fermentation and uses microorganisms and yeast to convert the sugars in the foods into natural occurring carbon dioxide and beneficial lactic acid, which, of course, protects the foods from spoiling and can add some health and taste benefits to it as well.
Regulating Hunger And Satiety
Have you ever wondered how to reduce overweight and obesity? I know, silly question, but you'd be surprised at how many people want to achieve it but don't know where to begin. Do you have a healthy eating plan with snacks and how can you prepare your body to regulate your blood sugar throughout the day.
How To Control Diabetes And Cholesterol
With all discussions around blood pressure, we should be asking how can eating fat lower your cholesterol? Is there a way that we can eat certain foods (without starving or depriving ourselves) that can actually help our body become stronger and able to handle inflammation more effectively? Would It surprise you if I said there already was, and our body actually needs it daily.
There are reasons why men should think about candida too. There are many misconceptions about candida, but it's important to address candida yeast and how it's good for you.
In this podcast episode of my Go With Your Gut, I break down why candida doesn't do what you think it does. The yeast candida is important and if controlled properly, it can be explained how it is good for you. Take a few minutes and learn a bit more about why candida is not bad for you.
NOTE: Thank you so much for listening to these weekly podcasts and random thoughts about candida. Do me a huge favor and click the like button below. Once you do, if you want access to much of my gut health information, please download why you should not buy probiotic supplements.
How do you produce dopamine, you know, that feel good hormone? Would you be surprised to know what are processed carbs first?
I guess before knowing where it comes from, can you even regulate dopamine? In this episode of The Mental Minute, I discuss how this all comes from when to eat protein and when to eat highly processed carbs.
NOTE: Thanks so much for listening to these 1 minute episodes. I hope you learned a bit more about how to feel better by eating certain types of foods. If you did, do me a favor and click the like button below. If you want more useful information on how to feel better through foods, subscribe to the Gut Warrior Newsletter below.
Nutrition And Insulin
How to be proactive about your health. That seems to be how society is heading, or maybe it's not. We should be looking at our health outside the box.
I'd like to discuss nutrition, and really bio hacking nutrition, and how the key to your long term success will be built upon three things. Foods bring people together, it's the source of pleasure. It also serves as the foundation that really can build on anything else that makes this body run. There's a challenge in nutrition, unfortunately, that dualistic approach in saying, "This food is bad, this food is good."
Does Will Power Really Stop Food Cravings?
What happens when you have cravings and end up being hungry for more food? When it comes to cravings and the health of your gut, you can tell a lot as to how good your digestion is by the types of cravings you have. I know most of you, at one time or another, have said, "I'm hungry" or "I'm starving", but are cravings good or bad for you? How can you tell?
Here's a tip for you. If you get those 3:00 PM crashes, most of the people associate blood sugar related issues with actual hunger, and there's a huge difference in addressing that. So, if you get those 3:00 PM crashes and you think to yourself, okay, what kind of foods do I really want, and you think about maybe a steak or a potato or an avocado, then generally it's nutritionally based. What that means is that your body's just not getting enough nutrients from the foods, the good foods, that you're eating.
Does Will Power Affect Your Cravings?
Did you know in most instances, cravings are simply just a blood sugar issue and ultimately a mind game your brain plays on your body? If you have enough will power, will it really stop food cravings? Ultimately, there is a huge difference between craving certain foods and actual hunger.
Today I'm going to be talking about hunger. How do you know when you're really hungry or if it's just your mind playing tricks on you. I'm going to give you a fun way to figure that out, but if you're thirsty, generally most instances, you'll pretty much drink whatever is available, Coke, tea, water, kombucha. It's going to quench that thirst, however when it comes to foods, we are so discriminatory and down right picky when it comes to those foods that satisfy our hunger.
Mental Power Digestion
Is there a connection between your gut and your brain? Is the brain or the gut more powerful? Knowing which has the power to control what you eat is the key to resolving any health or digestion related issues you may have.
What part of your body is more powerful in determining what you eat, you brain or your gut? I'm going to use an illustration to prove my point.
But let's say you've got that 3:00 pm crashing and you start to feel lethargic and your mind's saying, "Hey we need some food, food, food," and you start thinking about all those specific foods. But let's say you go pick out some potato chips, some sour cream and onion. You take that back to your desk, all the sudden you eat it. You feel, "Oh, that's great. And then about 10 minutes later you feel like you're hungry again.
How To Stimulate Bowel Movement
There is a correlation between bowel movements and probiotics. It's often asked do probiotics cause bowel movements? Understanding that there is a physiological reason why when someone consumes probiotics or eats fermented foods why probiotics cause bowel movements.
Today I'm going to be talking about probiotics, and bowel movements. I know, great stuff. But, inevitably, people do ask when they take probiotics, or drink kombucha, or kefir. They end up going to the bathroom, and they want to know the reasons why. They think that it's a laxative, or maybe have questions associated with that, and I'm here to tell you that probiotics are not a laxative. Their main job, their main physiological function is to go in and break up sugars and starches in your body.
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.