The Mental Minute with Jared Toay

The Mental Minute with Jared Toay

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By Jared Toay
In under a minute, I give you tools, tips, and tricks, to help you unleash the unlimited power of your mind through nutrition, foods and healthy gut.
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Should You Eat Any Proteins For Your Health?
When it comes to figuring out which proteins you need to consume for your ultimate health, you must first know whether plant proteins or meat proteins can be maximized in your body.
03:24
April 19, 2019
Are Plant Based Proteins Better?
If you have considered giving up meats, I am sure you have wondered where you would get your proteins. You might be surprised at how much are available in plant based forms if you eat the right ones. 
04:51
April 17, 2019
Is Farm Raised Fish Bad For You?
Do you consume farm raised fish because you believe that it's healthier for you and the environment? In this podcast episode, I explain why this method may be significantly toxic for you. 
03:36
April 15, 2019
Does Drinking Water Really Keep You Hydrated?
In part 3 of my idea of how we should begin "eating our hydration", I explain my thoughts on what I do to stay hydrated and why it's entirely possible to not drink water.  
04:05
April 12, 2019
Here's Why You Should Eat Your Water
Most people believe that forcing yourself to drink a gallon of water is the proper way to get hydration. But there is a better way; it's through eating fresh fruits and vegetables. 
03:38
April 10, 2019
How Does Hydration Work In The Body?
When we age, we tend to lose the body's ability to hold and retain enough water to maintain our overall health and wellness.  But did you know that can be addressed by eating more types of these foods? 
03:35
April 8, 2019
Can You Eliminate Bad Bacteria?
So you try to live a healthy life, watch what you eat, and eliminate toxins from your body. But can you ever entirely eliminate all the bad bacteria from your body?  
03:39
April 3, 2019
What Happens Between Probiotics And Antibiotics?
If you take antibiotics, it's important to note that it indiscriminately destroys both good and bad bacteria. In this battle of health versus sickness, taking antibiotics could be a catch-22 for worsening health. 
02:19
April 1, 2019
What's An Easy Way To Explain Your Gut Lining
Your gut lining is probably one of the most underappreciated parts of our body; it doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Its health actually is the one thing that generally keeps you from getting sick.  
03:13
March 29, 2019
Reduce Inflammation In The Body With Probiotics
With the typical Standard American Diet, most people's bodies are under constant attack and ultimately under significant inflammation. But can probiotics and gut health reduce the burden? 
03:45
March 27, 2019
Where To Start Your Health Journey
So you've decided to begin to get healthy. Maybe that means going to the gym or "eating healthy". But there is something you should do before you step foot into the gym or head to the store to get healthy foods. 
03:39
March 22, 2019
Are Non-Western Diets Better?
Research has found that diets around the world are significantly better than what Americans traditionally eat? Why is this? The U.S. has access to the cutting edge of foods. Maybe that's the problem. 
03:21
March 20, 2019
Global Vs. American Diets
It's not uncommon to hear how the typical Standard American Diet is unhealthy and can lead to health problems.  But how does it compare to other typical eating patterns around the world? 
03:11
March 18, 2019
Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, And Endorphin Release
Most of the serotonin in your body is produced in the gut. So how do you ensure that your body produces enough of this to function efficiently? It all begins with foods.  
03:31
March 15, 2019
Why Gut Health Matters
Common sense would dictate that if you don't put healthy foods into your body, your health won't improve for the better. But what happens when those unhealthy foods begin to affect your mood and emotional state? 
03:36
March 14, 2019
Role Gut Plays In Mental Health
When you begin to focus on the foods you eat to power your brain and body, the biggest question should be whether those foods become fuel or toxins that ultimately can damage your brain function. 
03:16
March 11, 2019
Nutrition For Optimal Brain Health
The brain is constantly "on" and requires a significant amount of resources in order to function properly. So isn't it just as important to ensure your nutrition is maximized from the foods you eat? 
03:11
March 8, 2019
Long Term Negative Bacterial Effects
In part 2 of a 2 part series, I look specifically at what has been the short term results found in unhealthy patients who had fecal transplants from healthy bacteria-filled patients. But is it a longn-term solution? 
03:32
March 6, 2019
Beneficial Effects Of Proper Gut Flora
A beginning look at how the possible treatment of transplanting fecal material from one to another is needed in order to find out if that can be beneficial long term for digestive issues. 
03:42
March 4, 2019
Probiotics Vs. Vaccines
Why do some recommend you take vaccines? A virus is injected to prepare your immune system. But can probiotics do the same thing with more benefits? 
03:20
March 1, 2019
What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Bacteria?
There is a discussion between how much nature or nurture affects our gut health and digestion. You can't change the nature of it, so can you change your gut bacteria via diet and lifestyle?
03:11
February 27, 2019
Animals Can Improve The Health Of Our Immune System
Rural living has been shown to decrease the amount of stress put upon the body.  Can this mean that farm animals contributes to a stronger immune system? 
03:30
February 25, 2019
Nutritional Psychology With Foods
Can you imagine a life without bacteria in your guts? More and more research is coming out that limited bacteria means possibility of anxiety and depression. 
03:35
February 22, 2019
Can Probiotics Lower Your Blood Sugar?
It is commonly known that blood sugar affects insulin resistance and, without corrections, can lead to diabetes. But insulin and gut health are related more than you know. 
03:05
February 20, 2019
How Is Man Able To Live Healthier And A Longer Life Today?
It may be hard to comprehend, but we can draw a correlation between the lifespan of flies and of our own life expectancy. Wouldn't you guess? It revolves around our gut. 
03:08
February 18, 2019
Cancer Cells And Immune Cells And Digestion
One of the most promising aspects of how your gut health can improve your overall health is the role that probiotics and bacteria can play in the role of cancer immunotherapies.  
03:30
February 15, 2019
What Causes Allergies To Develop?
It seems that more and more people are developing chronic and seasonal allergies. Is it changes in the environment, foods, or something more alarming?
03:36
February 13, 2019
Does Inflammation Cause Cell Damage?
A healthy gut means that your body can fight toxins and poisons we encounter. But Salmonella poisoning is a different animal and gut health can reduce the effects. 
03:19
February 11, 2019
What Are You Doing For Your Intellectual Health?
In part 4 of my series in building on your pillars of health, I focus on a discussion about how your can strengthen your intelligence for ultimate holistic health.
03:10
February 8, 2019
Spiritual Health Can Help Us Physically
If we want to look at being holistically well, we have to address how our core values and ideas for a healthy life align with our views of the world and others around us
03:43
February 6, 2019
What Is Holistic Nutrition?
It's good and bad that everyone's nutritional requirements are different. So how do we as a society get on a better track of healthy nutrition? 
03:42
February 4, 2019
Sleep Is The Most Important Part Of Physical Wellness
In this second podcast dedicated to the 4 pillars of wellness, we look at how physical wellness is more than exercise and extends to sleep patterns. 
03:31
February 1, 2019
Does Your Idea Of Holistic Health Mean You Are Healthy?
In this podcast series focusing on holistic health, I begin to look at the 4 pillars of health and wellness, and how these can be beneficial in the workplace. 
03:16
January 30, 2019
Caffeine And Your Blood Vessels
In the final installment looking at caffeine addiction and our overall health, the need for coffee might signify a larger societal issue. 
03:34
January 28, 2019
There Is A Bigger Issue With Caffeine Addiction
In part 3 of a 4 part series, I explain why the issues associated with feeling you need coffee is a cause for concern for a bigger problem at hand.
03:37
January 25, 2019
Coffee And Caffeine Effects
In Part 2 of a 4 part series, we look more at the body's natural response when there is an overabundance of caffeine in the system at once. 
03:11
January 23, 2019
Should We Regulate Coffee Like Cocaine?
Most are unaware of the addictive characteristics of caffeinated coffee, or are, but completely ignore the long-term implications of drinking. 
03:15
January 21, 2019
Why Anxiety Comes From An Imbalance In Your Gut
When it comes to your emotions, your "second brain" (or your gut) plays a large role in helping you better manage them. But did you know a gut imbalance can lead to unneeded stress? 
03:36
January 18, 2019
Why You Should Always Trust Your Gut Instinct
When your instincts kick in about something that concerns you, subconsciously it begins to solve the problem.  The key is to unlock your brain power so your instincts become reality. 
03:34
January 11, 2019
Metal Toxicity In The Body
You might be surprised with the amount of heavy metals the body comes in contact with on a monthly basis. They aren't good for you, so how do you remove them? Probiotics can help. 
03:36
January 9, 2019
What Happens When You Have An Allergic Reaction To Penicillin?
When people have a negative reaction to a food or drink, the body responds with inflammation. The natural tendency is to blame the food, but there is a bigger issue at play and should be addressed. 
03:00
January 7, 2019
Do Probiotics Help You Go To The Bathroom?
If you have unprocessed foods and unwanted toxins in your body, there is a good way of removing them. Using an illustration of a cup of muddy water, there is a gentler way. 
02:51
January 4, 2019
The Best Way To Have A Healthy Gut
Sometimes when people consume probiotics, their bodies react negatively. There is a physiological reason why that happens. 
03:18
January 2, 2019
The Benefits Of Eating Kimchi
Probiotics can help your body by helping it to remove  heavy metals and BPAs. The key in doing this is allowing your body to naturally do what it needs to do. 
03:14
December 31, 2018
This Is How Your Instincts Can Change The World
You have an epiphany; you know your mission in life is. Now what? When you begin to learn to look at life through the eyes of your gut instincts, success is inevitable. 
03:04
December 28, 2018
Little Known Ways To Reduce Pesticide Toxicity
Most people understand that chemicals can be harmful to our bodies. But once you begin to look at the effects pesticides can have on all processed foods, you'll see how devastating it can be on our health.  
02:56
December 24, 2018
Can You Create Happiness?
Is it possible to create love out of nothing? What if I told you that the love you are seeking is already there.  The key is to clear the debris that covers it which includes many of the things that we don't need.  
03:24
December 21, 2018
Being A Good Listener In The Workplace
To be an effective employee or business owner, it is becoming more apparent that you have to sharpen your skills of listening and empathy. Here are the reasons why.
03:19
December 19, 2018
Brain Functionality And Noise Pollution
How exactly does noise affect your brain and its ability to function optimally? It creates stress and tension, whether you consciously recognize it or not. Here's how to improve your brain skills.
02:57
December 17, 2018
Silence Improves The Health Of Your Gut
How often have you ever been in complete silence? Would you be surprised to know that silence helps to heal your gut? These are the reasons why.
02:50
December 14, 2018
Gut Flora Imbalance And Its Effect On Sleep
When your gut is imbalanced, your body produces substances that are toxic to your brain and may be a factor in your insomnia. There is a way to improve your sleep patterns through your gut.
03:12
December 12, 2018
Solving Insomnia Problems Through Digestion
There is a correlation between your brain and your gut. This is even more apparent when there are mental-related issues like insomnia. But can you get restful sleep by focusing on strengthening your gut?
03:17
December 10, 2018
The Ultimate Form Of Healthy Responsibility
How much are you dedicated to your own health? Are you putting a priority and making an effort to improve your wellness every day? In this episode, I address where I believe the health of America really is.
03:00
December 7, 2018
The Key To Happiness Is Low Expectations
What are your expectations when it comes to your happiness or how others help you to be happy? Is there a correlation between what you give and what you get? This podcast addresses how to moderate your expectations of what it means to be happy.
02:52
December 5, 2018
Does Our Microbiome Eat What We Eat?
It's important to think that our gut microbiome and bacteria are a direct extension of us. Therefore, in order for them to get nutritious foods, we must eat nutritious foods
03:08
December 3, 2018
You Literally Are What You Eat
If you have a poor diet, you must know that it affects your body negatively. But there is one organ that is affected more, literally because it's made from the unhealthy foods in your diet.
02:50
November 30, 2018
Metabolize Energy From Foods
Most people don't realize the importance that your digestion plays in you long and how well you live. This episode addresses why one always affects the other.
03:12
November 28, 2018
Positive Effects Of Meditation On The Brain
Most people are aware that it is important for our health if we learn to sometimes slow down and give our body and brain a break. This is how to do it.
03:02
November 16, 2018
Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism Of Food
A hot topic nowadays is trying to figure out how best to increase your metabolism. The word "metabolism" is synonymous with weight loss, but it really should just mean digestion. Here's how to improve it.
02:50
November 14, 2018
Diseases Are Not Natural
Is society becoming healthier or unhealthier? It's a debate that it seems to have one conclusion. It's better to improve wellness than living to prevent sickness.
03:10
November 12, 2018
Why You Should Always Trust Your Gut
Most people believe that in order to make good decisions, you should follow your head as to what you think should be the right thing to do. In this episode, I explain why that's the wrong way to approach it.
02:40
November 9, 2018
Key To Maintaining Hormonal Balance
Is there some secret to ensuring your hormones are all regulated properly? In this podcast, a see-saw is used as an illustration of how to regulate hormones.
02:41
November 7, 2018
How To Find Fulfillment In A Noisy World
Do you feel like what you are doing is making a difference in this world? In this episode, I explain how doing this one thing can bring you satisfaction.
03:07
November 5, 2018
Can You Regulate Dopamine?
With cravings, how do you know if it's blood sugar or hunger? It could actually even be your body's addiction to the drug dopamine. Here's how to tell.
02:15
November 2, 2018
Does Insulin Resistance Cause Weight Gain?
How do sugar spikes & crashes affect insulin, glucose, & blood sugar levels in the body? It's because of the amount of processed foods we eat. Here's why.
02:16
October 31, 2018
How To Repair A Leaky Gut
One of the biggest culprits of digestive issues is refined sugars. What can you do to reduce the problems it causes like inflammation & leaky gut?
02:22
October 29, 2018
Did Cavemen Live Vegan?
Is it possible to be a vegan and live a paleo lifestyle? Does paleo automatically mean you eat meat or vegan mean you can't be paleo? Here's how to do both.
02:20
October 26, 2018
How To Be Self-Aware To Improve Digestion
Have you ever taken a few seconds or minutes to think about how to value your foods? Here are 2 ways you can do before and after meals to improve digestion.
02:21
October 24, 2018
Is Intermittent Fasting Good For You?
Many people have heard about fasting & the possible benefits of it. However, in this podcast episode, I share one of the least talked about benefits.
02:19
October 23, 2018
How Gut Health Determines Your Depression
Being depressed affects many people on many levels. If you were to look deeper within their bodies, you might find that their gut health and digestion are not operating efficiently. In this episode, I delve into why it is all related.
02:24
October 19, 2018
If You Want To Be Happy, You Need Serotonin
In order to be happy or feel happiness, your body needs to produce serotonin. Did you know that serotonin is produced in your gut. In this episode, I discuss why, in order to feel good on the outside, you must feel good on the inside.
02:18
October 17, 2018
Should You Be Proactive Or Reactive About Your Health?
Most people wait till something is wrong before they look to become healthy again. This is taking the reactive approach. In this episode, I look at why it's important to take a proactive approach if you want to be in optimal health.
02:07
October 15, 2018
Why Vitamin Supplements Are Not Beneficial
There is a secret as to whether vitamins & supplements will work efficiently in the body. This podcast explains what postbiotics are & their importance.
02:18
October 12, 2018
Good Digestion Means A Good Weight
There is a direct correlation between how healthy your gut is and how healthy of a weight you are. This podcast looks at why one always affects the other.
02:21
October 10, 2018
How To Improve Communication Skills In A Relationship
There seems to be so much miscommunication between people nowadays. Is there a right way to express yourself & get your point across? This podcast says so.
02:21
October 8, 2018
Why Is Communication Important In Business?
In order to improve communication skills, most focus on saying things a certain way. But not doing this one thing can benefit your verbal skills more.
02:16
October 5, 2018
How To Be More Conscious Of Nutrition
Grocery shopping is tiresome. Shopping for healthy foods can be worse. But knowing these 3 tips every time you go to the store is crucial for health.
02:18
October 3, 2018
Fake Sugars Make Brain Health Worse
There is something suspicious about the way that processed sugars affect our brains and more specifically, the neurons that are the building blocks.
02:17
October 1, 2018
Mental Health And Eating Sugar
You've heard that lots of sugars are not good for your weight, but would you be surprised that excess amounts affect how mental health?
02:17
September 28, 2018
Best Way To Organize Your Pantry
There are 3 ways to change the way you view foods & the way you eat foods to be healthy. To make those changes, you have to do these things.
02:19
September 26, 2018
Improve Productivity By Eating Foods
Can you truly be productive if you are full or have an empty stomach? Believe it or not neither will allow you to be at your absolute best.
02:37
September 24, 2018
What Is A Healthy Balance Of Nutrition?
In part 2 of my new nutrition manifesto, I address 5 more new thought-provoking rules that everyone can use to begin changing the way to look at foods.
02:39
September 21, 2018
Nutritional Guidelines Are Wrong
The Food Pyramid, Food Plate, or any other highly-touted nutrition plans are antiquated and provide limited long term health benefits. We need new a new one.
03:13
September 19, 2018
What Causes Bacterial Resistance?
Are you making your health too hard? The path of going to the doctor for pharmaceutical drugs is becoming too common. Here's a new train of thought.
03:07
September 17, 2018
How Many Edible Plant Species Are There?
Looking at your diet and how you eat, would you say there is a lot of diversity? If not, you should ask if your body likes eating the same things.
03:33
September 14, 2018
Much Of The Nutrition Information Found On The Internet Is Fiction
Most people read generic nutritional information and believe it applies to everyone. This episode explains why it rarely is something you should follow.
03:06
September 12, 2018
Unhealthy Lifestyle Vs. Healthy Lifestyle
There are 3 ways to get more benefits from the foods you eat. This podcast explains why it's important.
03:27
September 10, 2018
Finding A New Way Of How To Eat
Bears are one of the most adaptable creatures on the planet. In order to be in our best physical health, it might do us wonders to model it after bears as it relates to our diet.
03:30
September 7, 2018
What Food Combinations Can Make You Sick?
Food combining affects digestion because foods are all processed differently. Some foods are quickly absorbed and others take longer to digest. I discuss why this is an issue.
03:11
September 5, 2018
Your Gut Health Determines How Sick You'll Be
Many people believe a strong gut (i.e. immune system) means you won't get sick. But just because you do everything to support a healthy digestive system won't stop a sickness from creeping up on you.
03:02
September 3, 2018
Should You Trust Your Gut Instincts?
Trusting your gut means that you might have to make tough choices. But you have to understand you are the captain of your own ship, not a passenger waiting to arrive at your destination. This episode shares how to direct your life.
03:29
August 30, 2018
Can Prebiotics Help With Acid Reflux?
Most people don't know the difference between prebiotics and probiotics. One needs the other to survive, and ne is certainly more important than the other.
02:01
August 23, 2018
Poor Nutrition Can Destroy Brain Health
There is one organ that is directly related to & affected by nutrition and the quality of the foods you eat. In fact, it is built directly upon them.
02:28
August 20, 2018
What Are The Benefits Of Naturally Fermented Foods?
Unfortunately, when most people see the word "fermented", they automatically assume it's probiotic and good for the gut. In today's episode of #TheMentalMinute, I explain the differences and what you should pay attention to when buying.
03:36
August 9, 2018
How Sugars Affect The Brain
Hunger and cravings are often interchangeable. Unfortunately, they are 2 separate issues with 2 separate ways to address them. This podcast discusses it.
02:19
August 5, 2018
Control Food Cravings With Will Power
Today's podcast addresses how to distinguish between being hungry and cravings. Here's a hint: what food are you craving?
03:12
August 3, 2018
How To Be A Good Influence To Others
In today's podcast, I shed some light on why, when it comes to shedding love, it's better to be bright than look to darken others.
03:35
August 2, 2018
The Gut And Brain Link
When it comes to cravings, most people grab the 1st thing they see. But it's important to know what part of your body actually controls what you eat.
00:47
July 30, 2018
How To Improve Bowel Movements
Why do some people go to the bathroom soon after consuming fermented foods or taking probiotics? In this episode, I address what happens to your body.
01:49
July 27, 2018
Differences Between Antidepressants And Probiotics
I was asked if probiotics were the same as antidepressants. In this episode, I address whether they both heal your "body" & which one more effectively supports better digestive health.
03:19
July 17, 2018
Does Everyone Have The Same Gut Health?
In order to become healthier, it helps to know other people have made the same journey. Here's my story to why better digestion is a such passion for me.
03:36
July 12, 2018
What's An Easy Way To Say What Probiotics & Enzymes Are?
Describing what probiotics & enzymes are and do in our bodies shouldn't be hard. In this podcast, I explain both using scissors and a toothbrush.
02:58
July 4, 2018
More Gut Bacteria Than Human Cells
In this podcast, we look at some of the most random facts about your gut. From eating chocolate, drug addiction, & autism, digestion affects them all.
03:38
June 26, 2018
Gut Bacteria May Tell Human Cells What To Do
Most people don't truly understand how powerful your gut is and the role digestion plays in your overall health. This podcast provides 5 reasons why.
03:39
June 21, 2018
A Vaccine Debate
Oftentimes when discussing the pros and cons of. vaccines, everyone assumes that our bodies know what to do with it. In today's episode, I ask you to take a step back and ask yourself this question first.
02:49
June 19, 2018
How Empathy Is Developed
It seems many people confuse what it means to be empathetic. Learning how to truly understand others is the key to being a better human.
02:37
April 23, 2018
Can I Have Cheat Meals?
Whenever some people see success in their health or weight goals, they like to reward themselves with foods that aren't so healthy. If you like to reward yourself with unhealthy foods or cheat meals is bound for failure. 
03:11
April 19, 2018
Does Probiotics Help Clean Your System?
Is there a difference between probiotics and antibiotics? Don't they both help your gut health?  Using the illustration of a mayor in a small town, I describe what happens to your probiotic bacteria  when you take antibiotics.
03:36
March 6, 2018
How To Make Probiotic Drinks?
If you want to make probiotic drinks at home, the most popular options are kombucha and kefir.  Most don't realize there are a few differences between kombucha and kefir. This is a quick rundown. 
03:19
February 27, 2018
Immune System In The Gut
It's important to understand the correlation between your gut and brain activity. The reason is because most of your body's ability to repair itself resides in the hut. Improving immune system means improved mind. 
02:12
February 25, 2018
Why Aren't Antibiotics Always Good For You
Knowing how antibiotics affect your gut bacteria is important for your health
00:59
February 25, 2018
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