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.
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.
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.
Di you know that silence can help resolve gut issues? When it comes to healing, why is silence beneficial for our health?
In this podcast episode of The Mental Minute, I explain how silence improves the health of your gut and how our overall wellness means being silent during certain times in our lives. So, I'll ask, "Is pure silence obtainable?" Listen to this episode and see.
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How To Reduce A Hangover
So what exactly is the best remedy for a hangover? If we knew that, we might be able to tackle exactly why hangovers happen. So if you do decide to drink (and drink heavily) and get a hangover, is there a simple solution to reduce the effects of drinking too much alcohol? ,
When you experience a hangover, it is generally an overdose of residual toxins, sugars, and alcohol that has yet to be eliminated from your body. But why does this happen? If you had optimal digestion and a strong immune system, would these toxins be removed more quickly, thereby reducing a hangover?
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?
Healthy Diet Lifestyle Change
Why is it that when people live a certain lifestyle, a general assumption that everyone should be that way follows? Now the title of this podcast speaks to vegans, but in today's episode, I actually breakdown why it's not really important what you eat, but what your body thinks is important to you.
In true digestive fashion, the body doesn't really care what label you put on the foods you I'm sure you've had a conversation with someone before about what's the best diet or meal plan. If you have, this episode is definitely a must. Click the link to listen or download.
Good Health Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of those touted "super food" that has a significant following and a bit of skepticism. Is coconut oil a fat? Have you ever asked the question, “are saturated fats bad for you?” Most people without a moment’s hesitation would repeat the mantra that saturated fats are bad because they cause the clogging of the arteries and weight gain. But what if there was a saturated fats that actually may be good for you and could, in turn, help you with weight loss? In this podcast, I share what I believe is the best food "supplement" I use (and eat) everyday. To listen or download this episode follow 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.