Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Is Gluten The Hidden Cause?

Is Gluten The Hidden Cause?

September 15, 2020

With chronic conditions affecting almost half of the U.S. population, health experts have started to consider other potential causes of these conditions. Exposure to environmental toxins, stress, trauma, and genetic predispositions can all play a role in the development of certain chronic health conditions, but food sensitivities could also have a big influence. Food sensitivities and allergies are much more common than they used to be, and the symptoms are often minimal or mimic other conditions and can be difficult to diagnose without proper testing. Gluten is one of the more common sensitivities, and we are finding more people have a gluten sensitivity than previously thought. In this week’s show we’ll discuss some of the potential symptoms and effects a gluten sensitivity could cause to see if gluten could be the hidden cause of your health issues. We’ll also go over how to test for food sensitivities, and what you can do to help heal your gut.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

GI Support – Provides extensive support for the entire GI tract by addressing energy requirements of intestinal mucosa, structural composition of intestinal and colonic cells, microorganism balance, and production of protective intestinal mucus secretions.

Chewable Digestive Essentials V – This product can assist in the breakdown of a wide range of proteins, peptides, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fibers. Serratia peptidase, a unique endopeptidase enzyme, helps protect sensitive GI tissue from irritation that can affect tissue health and intestinal comfort. Enzymes with DPP-IV activity and a full range of disaccharidases are included.

Probio-Ease – This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.

You can also listen to Is Gluten the Hidden Cause? on our YouTube channel here.

How Much Vitamin D is Right For Me?

How Much Vitamin D is Right For Me?

September 2, 2020

Most people know that vitamin D deficiencies are very common, and many people supplement with vitamin D daily, but how do you know how much to take? The ability to absorb vitamins can vary widely from person to person, so it can be difficult to know how much to supplement with each day. In this week’s show we’ll discuss how much vitamin D is right for you, what can help make it more absorbable, and we’ll go over a few of the many benefits of having adequate vitamin D levels.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Vitamin D3 5000 – Vitamin D receptors are widely distributed in the body, including colon, prostate, breast and ovary, where it acts to inhibit the excessive growth of body cells and tissues and helps cells mature normally.† Adequate amounts of vitamin D, an essential, fat-soluble vitamin, come from consistent exposure to sunshine and are difficult to obtain from dietary sources. Postmenopausal women, older individuals, and those with malabsorption, limited sun exposure, or certain illnesses may need higher intakes of vitamin D. Vitamin D3, the naturally occurring form, is supplied in high-potency amounts for those needing to conveniently augment dietary intake.

D3 + K2 Ultra– Vitamins D3 and K2 are structurally similar, fat soluble vitamins. Synergistically, they support healthy calcium metabolism and bone mineralization throughout the body. Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D supports normal calcium and phosphorus absorption, which are essential for healthy bone formation. Vitamin K2 supports normal function of the protein osteocalcin, which helps bind newly absorbed calcium to the bone matrix to support healthy bone mineral density (BMD).

You can also listen to How Much Vitamin D is Right for Me? on our YouTube channel here

Were You Sold Snake Oil?

Were You Sold Snake Oil?

August 19, 2020

Many people have made taking supplements part of their daily routine, and most people understand the importance of taking certain supplements to help fill in nutritional gaps they may have, even with a balanced diet. However, many people are unaware of the differences in the quality of supplements. Not all fish oils or multivitamins are created equal, and some can do more harm than good. In this week’s episode, we discuss some of the differences in professional-grade supplements versus the ones commonly found in grocery stores, including how certain forms of vitamins and minerals are more absorbable, and we’ll help you determine if you were sold snake oil.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Active Multiminerals – Supplies a balanced mix of essential minerals and trace elements for situations that may call for minerals without added vitamins or other nutrients. Contains highly-abosrbable Albion® Laboratories amino acid chelates, calcium citrate-malate, L-selenomethionine, and other well-utilized forms.

Omega Supreme – Omega Supreme is a convenient once-daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement offering 1,000 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the natural, triglyceride form per soft gel.

GPC Liquid – GPC is a type of choline that has been shown to support cognitive health and focus. GPC has a naturally delicious, sweet taste on its own so no additional sweeteners were added to this product.

You can also listen to Were You Sold Snake Oil? on our YouTube channel here.

Are You in Optimal Health?

Are You in Optimal Health?

August 11, 2020

Many people don’t take their health seriously until a new symptom arises or they are diagnosed with a serious condition, but we should all be doing our best to be as healthy as possible even when we feel good. There are many habits and lifestyle changes you can implement that may help support health and quality of life, as well as potentially reduce the risk of developing certain conditions later in life. In this week’s show we ask if you are in optimal health, and give some tips on what you can do to help you be healthier.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

GI Support – This formula contains the amino acid glutamine, the primary fuel for intestinal cell function, to help meet the high energy demands of the GI tract, liver, and immune system during periods of physiological stress and transport ammonia to the kidneys for excretion. Acacia and inulin add soluble fibers that are readily fermentable into short-chain fatty acids that support growth of beneficial bacteria, assist water absorption, and support colonic cell function.

Resvera-Max – Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound with antioxidant activity found in grapes, wine, blueberries, cranberries, and peanuts. While red wine has been popularized as an important source of resveratrol, amounts vary widely. The maximum content of resveratrol in red wine extracts available for use in dietary supplements is 20%. In contrast, root extracts of Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) provide up to 50% trans-resveratrol content, the same form as found in red wine.

Amino Complete – A comprehensive, hypoallergenic source of essential amino acids. Designed to meet the needs of individuals who require additional amino acids for protein support. This formulation of 20 essential and non-essential “L-form” amino acids uses the highest-quality, pharmaceutical grade, crystalline amino acids in their “free” form to ensure maximum bioavailability and tolerance.

You can also listen to Are You in Optimal Health? on our YouTube channel here.

Acid Indigestion and Bloating

Acid Indigestion and Bloating

July 29, 2020

Gut issues are more common than ever, and acid reflux, indigestion, and bloating are a few of the most common complaints. Although you may have suffered with these issues for years, there are several dietary and lifestyle changes you can implement that may help reduce how often you experience them. In this week’s episode we’ll go over some dietary factors that could contribute to digestive issues, as well as discuss the benefits of digestive enzymes and other supplements designed to support gut health.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Chewable Digestive Essentials V – This product can assist in the breakdown of a wide range of proteins, peptides, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fibers. Serratia peptidase, a unique endopeptidase enzyme, helps protect sensitive GI tissue from irritation that can affect tissue health and intestinal comfort. Enzymes with DPP-IV activity and a full range of disaccharidases are included.

Digest Ease – Mastic Gum/DGL – Cinnamon flavored chewable tablet containing DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice root and rhizome extract) and mastic gum to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal function. This product may help alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort associated with occasional indigestion.

GI Support – Provides extensive support for the entire GI tract by addressing energy requirements of intestinal mucosa, structural composition of intestinal and colonic cells, microorganism balance, and production of protective intestinal mucus secretions.

You can also listen to Acid, Indigestion, and Bloating on our YouTube channel here.

 

Are You Having Trouble Breathing?

Are You Having Trouble Breathing?

July 23, 2020

We’ve been getting questions about what you can do to help support the health of the respiratory system. Fortunately, there are several things you can do for respiratory health like taking certain strains of probiotics and certain mushrooms that can help support the lungs. Consuming foods and supplements that support the immune system can also help support the lungs, as well as increase the body’s ability to fend off illnesses. In this week’s show we’ll discuss some things you can do if you are having trouble breathing, as well as what can help support immune and respiratory systems.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Probio-Ease – This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.

Immune Essentials – Supports immune health with a blend of highly researched and effectively concentrated mushroom extracts combined with the polyphenol nutrient support of green tea. This formula provides beta 1,3/1,6 d-glucan and a range of bioactive compounds that have been shown to potentiate immune response. Grown in the USA under rigidly controlled conditions, these mushroom extracts are made with 100% certified organic ingredients.

Multi-Element Buffered C – Vitamin C is important for immune function and antioxidant protection, as well as collagen and connective tissue production. Multi-Element Buffered C adds calcium, magnesium, and potassium to ascorbic acid to create a buffered product that is gentle on the stomach. This formulation includes zinc, manganese, and copper in well-utilized forms. Quercetin, a powerful bioflavonoid, and reduced L-glutathione, an antioxidant, are included to potentiate the function of vitamin C.

D3 + K2 Ultra – Clinical research suggests that the combination of vitamin D3 plus K2 together help provide support for healthy cardiovascular function, bone health, and immune system function.

You can also listen to Are You Having Trouble Breathing? on our YouTube channel here.

How Blood Sugar Affects Immunity

How Blood Sugar Affects Immunity

July 15, 2020

Blood sugar problems are more common than ever, and are still rising. There are many things that can affect blood sugar, with diet having the biggest impact. Imbalanced blood sugar levels can contribute to things like decreased immune system function, decreased energy, impaired vision and vision loss, nerve damage, weight gain, etc. In this week’s show we’ll discuss how blood sugar affects immunity, as well as some things you can do to help control your blood sugar levels.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Probio-Ease – This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.

Gluco Support – Supplies a powerful mix of nutrients and botanicals that efficiently help support normal glucose metabolism, structure and function of basement membranes such as nerve tissue, and insulin sensitivity.

Perfect Plant Protein – This formulation combines USA-grown, sustainable pea protein with microbiome-nourishing prebiotics and antioxidants. This great-tasting, bioavailable, and easy-to-digest protein formulation is 100% dairy-free and non-GMO.

You can also listen to How Blood Sugar Affects Immunity on our YouTube channel here.

Probiotic’s Relationship to the Brain

Probiotic’s Relationship to the Brain

June 25, 2020

Probiotics have been growing in popularity over the last several years, with people touting benefits like helping with depresssion and other emotional disorders, increasing immune health, reducing symptoms of certain digestive conditions, and much more. Although people have different experiences with probiotics, there is a lot of research backing these claims, but the quality of the probiotic and what strains it contains is important and often determines how effective it is. In this week’s show, we’ll discuss probiotic’s relationship to the brain, immune health and gut health, and why having a variety of strains of bacteria in a probiotic is important.

Products Mentioned in This Week’s Show

Probio Ease – This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.

Target gb-X –  Probiotic supplement specifically designed to support positive mood by influencing the gut-brain axis through the microbiome. It is powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains, that has been clinically shown to decrease overall cognitive reactivity to sad mood, rumination, negative thoughts, and aggressive thoughts.1

Probio Lean – A blend of 7 select probiotic species in a cellulose base. Designed to increase intestinal diversity and support healthy metabolism and weight management, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU.

You can also listen to Probiotic’s Relationship to the Brain on our YouTube channel here.

Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine?

Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine?

June 18, 2020

As more people make taking nutritional supplements part of their daily routine, some people still wonder if it’s worth the time and money. One of the common misconceptions about supplements is that you absorb very little and excrete most of it, but this isn’t always the case. Some vitamins are made with cheaper ingredients that are difficult for the body to absorb, like using cyanocobalamin instead of methylcobalamin for B12. The cyanocobalamin is much cheaper, but much more difficult to absorb. This is why it’s important to take multivitamins and other supplements that are made with high-quality ingredients. In this week’s show we’ll discuss in more detail how not all supplements are equally effective, and explain why vitamins are not just expensive urine.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Active Mega Multi – Compared to common, over-the-counter multivitamin products delivered in 1 tablet daily, this formulation offers enhanced antioxidant protection, broader trace element nutrition, and augmented B vitamin support. This core foundation of essential nutrients can help provide an extra measure of nutritional protection.

D3 + K2 Ultra – Clinical research suggests that the combination of vitamin D3 plus K2 together help provide support for healthy cardiovascular function, bone health, and immune system function.

Methyl Supreme – Methyl Supreme is a unique formula that combines bioactive forms of four essential B vitamins with trimethylglycine (betaine). Vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate are provided in active, coenzyme forms for maximal bioavailability and function. The ingredients in Methyl Supreme work together to synergistically support methylation processes and help maintain normal homocysteine metabolism.

You can also listen to Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine? on our YouTube channel here.

Just In Case You Missed It!

Just In Case You Missed It!

June 9, 2020

In this week’s show we discuss our new food sensitivity testing and why it’s so important to know if you have food sensitivities. We also discuss the differences between our new test and traditional testing, as well as the differences between food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies, and how they affect the body. Just in case you missed it, we’ll also go over some of the new products we have for brain health, our new organic protein powder, and answer some questions from our patients.

Products Mentioned in This Week’s Show

GPC Liquid – GPC Liquid is a good choice when higher doses of GPC are desired, and the dropper is calibrated to allow for easy titration. GPC has a naturally delicious, sweet taste on its own so no additional sweeteners were added to this product.

Perfect Plant Protein – This formulation combines USA-grown, sustainable pea protein with microbiome-nourishing prebiotics and antioxidants. This great-tasting, bioavailable, and easy-to-digest protein formulation is 100% dairy-free and non-GMO.

Vibrant Wellness Wheat Zoomer Bundle – The Vibrant Wellness Wheat Zoomer bundle is a great way to test for multiple food sensitivities and intestinal permeability from the comfort of your home.

You can also listen to Just in Case You Missed It on our YouTube channel here.

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