Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Possible Symptoms of Auto Immune Disease

Possible Symptoms of Auto Immune Disease

February 18, 2020

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and the cause is not completely known. Genetics, environmental toxins, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and poor eating habits are all believed to contribute to the development of certain autoimmune diseases. Fortunately, there are many changes you can make to help promote a healthy immune system. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss some possible symptoms of autoimmune diseases and some changes you may want to consider making.

There are many possible symptoms of an autoimmune condition, including, but not limited to:

  • Skin Rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Aches
  • Joint Pain
  • Hair Loss
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Numbness or Tingling in Hands and Feet
  • Swelling
  • Vision Changes or Vision Loss
  • Chronic Pain

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

GI Immune – AC-11® is a patented, water-soluble botanical extract of Uncaria tomentosa shown to uniquely support immune function, healthy inflammatory response and the body’s natural defenses at the molecular level against oxidative stress, supporting DNA integrity. This formula combines AC-11® and larch arabinogalactan to support immune responsiveness and the body’s natural DNA repair capacity. Arabinogalactan is a polysaccharide that stimulates beneficial immune cells resulting in a powerful immunomodulating effect.

Thyroid Essentials – This formula combines iodine and tyrosine, the two constituents necessary for the synthesis of thyroid secretions.* The minerals selenium, zinc and copper have been added as cofactors needed for normal thyroid function.* In addition, this formulation has the Ayurvedic herbal extracts from guggul and ashwagandha to complement its nutritional support components.*

You can also listen to Possible Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease on our YouTube channel here.

Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz?

Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz?

February 11, 2020

The thyroid is an incredibly important gland that is responsible for releasing hormones that are crucial to many important functions like regulation of metabolism, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature. It also affects cholesterol levels, mood, energy, and weight management. In this week’s episode we discuss some conditions that affect the thyroid like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, and ask some questions to see if you would pass the healthy thyroid quiz.

Products Mentioned In Today’s Show

Thyroid Essentials – This formula combines iodine and tyrosine, the two constituents necessary for the synthesis of thyroid secretions.* The minerals selenium, zinc and copper have been added as cofactors needed for normal thyroid function.* In addition, this formulation has the Ayurvedic herbal extracts from guggul and ashwagandha to complement its nutritional support components.*

Bacopa 320 – This high-strength standardized whole plant Bacopa monnieri extract CDRI 08® is clinically demonstrated to support working memory and retention. Bacopa monnieri, commonly known as Brahmi, is an adaptogenic, nootropic plant. CDRI 08 is the most extensively researched bacopaextract shown to support cognitive function, spatial working memory, new information retention, stress management, and mood.

You can also listen to Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz on our YouTube channel here.

You can also check out Dr. Lewis’ Thyroid Sniper: Shoot’n Straight with Dr. Stephen Lewis, D.C. book here.

Overwhelmed by Anxiety, OCD or Depression?

Overwhelmed by Anxiety, OCD or Depression?

February 4, 2020

With mental health disorders like anxiety, depression and OCD being diagnosed more often, many people have turned to therapy, prescription medications, diet changes, and relaxation techniques to try to ease some of their symptoms. However, everyone is different and the same treatment does not work for everyone. If you are overwhelmed by OCD, anxiety, or depression, then adding a supplement regimen to your daily habits, along with some lifestyle changes, may help ease some of the symptoms. In this week’s episode, we discuss some natural approaches you can take to help give you peace of mind and a better mood.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

EZ Relax – We’ve teamed nature’s greatest stress management ingredients to create a uniquely effective combination. Formulated with Ashwagandha, valerian extract, L-theanine, and GABA.

Pantothenic Acid Complex – This formula contains Cordyceps, Rhodiola Extract, Eleuthero Extract, and Pantothenic Acid to help support adrenal function. The ability of the adrenal gland to respond to physiological stress is supported by botanicals with recognized adaptogenic properties. Eleuthero and rhodiola act on neurotransmitter function, the central nervous system, and cardiovascular function to help the body adjust appropriately when faced with biological, physical, or chemical challenges.

Stress Response – A comprehensive formula of nutrients and botanicals with demonstrated and unique neurosupportive effects creates a robust and multifactorial approach to support daily brain health and function.† The brain’s complex metabolism requires many different nutrients for optimum cellular communication and a balanced response to stress. Excessive or chronic release of adrenaline and cortisol, accumulated effects of environmental exposures, and oxygenation can affect the brain with an impact on mental alertness, memory, and other functions.

You can also listen to Overwhelmed By OCD, Anxiety, or Depression? on our YouTube channel here.

Is Cholesterol Your Friend of Enemy

Is Cholesterol Your Friend of Enemy

January 28, 2020

Cholesterol has been demonized for many years, but with the rise of high-fat diets like keto, many people have begun wondering if cholesterol is really as bad as it was portrayed. The topic of cholesterol is a relatively complex one because there are so many things that can affect cholesterol or be affected by it including hormones, thyroid function, liver function, and diet and lifestyle choices. There are also many different opinions on what is a healthy cholesterol level, the rise in statin prescriptions, and much more. In this week’s episode we’ll cover some of the more common questions about cholesterol and learn if cholesterol is your friend or enemy. We’ll also go over some lifestyle changes you can make and supplements that may help promote healthy cholesterol levels.

Products Mentioned In Today’s Show

Meta Balance – Meta Balance contains the soluble fiber, alpha-cyclodextrin, a prebiotic patented as FBCx®. FBCx has been researched for over a decade. Clinical studies show that Meta Balance assists in supporting healthy cholesterol and triglycerides and helps to maintain triglycerides after meals.

Omega Supreme Liquid – Omega Supreme Liquid provides concentrated triglyceride-form omega-3 EPA, and DHA derived from fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are often called “good fats” due to the numerous roles they play in supporting health, including supporting a balanced inflammatory response, assisting triglyceride metabolism, and supporting heart, joint, skin, brain, and nerve function.

Bergamot – Emerging clinical research has demonstrated that Bergamot may help maintain healthy total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and triglyceride (TRI) levels. Research has also demonstrated that it may provide antioxidant-balancing properties and help maintain normal inflammatory balance to help preserve coronary arteries.

You can also listen to our Is Cholesterol Your Friend or Enemy? on our YouTube channel here.

Remedies For Cold and Flu Virus Symptoms

Remedies For Cold and Flu Virus Symptoms

January 21, 2020

With the high number of colds, flus and other sicknesses being reported this season, we have received lots of questions about how to keep the immune system healthy and reduce the risk of catching something. Fortunately, there are many supplements you can take to help provide the right nutrients for your immune system, as well as some simple things you can do like washing your hands often and avoiding crowded places when possible. In this week’s episode, we will discuss some natural remedies for cold and flu virus symptoms, and how to promote healthy immune system function throughout this season.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

ViraPro – Includes a powerful combination of key nutrients and botanical extracts that provide support for immune challenges. This formula boosts immune defenses by providing nutrients such as L-lysine vitamins A and C, pantothenic acid, B12, and zinc. ViraPro includes the synergistic blend of botanical extracts black elderberry, astragalus, echinacea, and andrographis, all of which have been used traditionally for their clinically effective immune-modulating properties.

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.

Lauricidin – Monolaurin is a natural, plant-based medium chain saturated fatty acid extracted from coconut oil that offers unique health-promoting properties.* When taken on an ongoing basis, Lauricidin® may help support a strong immune defense*, support a natural balance of healthy bacteria*, and promote a healthy balance of yeast*.

You can also listen to our Remedies for Cold and Flu Virus Symptoms podcast episode on our YouTube channel here.

Burning Up Those Stubborn Calories

Burning Up Those Stubborn Calories

January 14, 2020

Losing weight is one of the most common resolutions people make at the beginning of each year, but this is often easier said than done. We often get questions about why some people struggle to lose weight when they are eating healthy and exercising. There are actually many things that can contribute to slow weight loss, even when you are burning up those stubborn calories each day. In this week’s episode, we discuss some things that can make losing weight more difficult, and what you can do about them.

Some things that could be hindering weight loss include:

  • High Insulin and/or Insulin Resistance
  • Cortisol Imbalance
  • Low Adiponectin
  • High Estrogenic

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Amino Complete – Amino Complete supports GI health, the repair and rebuild of healthy muscle and connective tissue, and provides essential nutrients for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Omega Supreme Liquid – Omega Supreme Liquid provides concentrated triglyceride-form omega-3 EPA, and DHA derived from fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are often called “good fats” due to the numerous roles they play in supporting health, including supporting a balanced inflammatory response, assisting triglyceride metabolism, and supporting heart, joint, skin, brain, and nerve function.

Turmeric Complex – The herbal extracts in Turmeric Complex contain multiple, beneficial compounds with documented ability to help modulate COX enzymes, scavenge free radicals, and promote physiological balance in susceptible tissues in a safe and harmonious fashion. Meriva®brand turmeric, a key ingredient in Turmeric Complex, combines turmeric extract with phosphatidylcholine forming a bioavailable turmeric phytosome complex that is significantly better absorbed than regular turmeric extracts.

You can also listen to Burning Up Sweet Calories on our YouTube channel here.

Exercising Consistent Health Habits

Exercising Consistent Health Habits

January 7, 2020

With the year just beginning, many people are looking at their daily habits and seeing what they can improve, and many New Year’s resolutions have been made. Some of these resolutions may be unrealistic and difficult to stick to, so forming one or two healthy habits at a time can add up to a big change without making you feel like giving up. In this week’s episode, we discuss exercising consistent health habits, and offer suggestions of how to be healthier this year.

Some good goals to set include:

  • Exercising 3-4 times a week, even if it’s just taking a walk
  • Drinking roughly eight glasses of water per day
  • Reducing alcohol consumption
  • Practice stress-reducing techniques such as taking a warm bath or meditating
  • Reducing sugar consumption, and/or trying a Keto or Paleo diet
  • Spend more time outdoors

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Don’t give up if you make a mistake, just get back up and keep trying. It’s the many small decisions you make each day that arguably play the biggest role in your health, so make those choices as healthy as possible.

You can also to Exercising Consistent Health Habits on our YouTube channel here.

Enjoying Extra Energy Naturally

Enjoying Extra Energy Naturally

December 18, 2019

This time of year can be exhausting with all the stress of the holidays, not to mention the increase in colds and flus. Many of our patients have been asking what they could do to boost their energy levels, so we wanted to do a show to discuss what you could take to help you enjoy extra energy naturally for Christmas and the rest of the holiday season.

Some natural ways to help increase energy levels include:

  • Getting at least seven hours of sleep each night
  • Taking a B12 supplement
  • Eat less sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Exercise several times a week
  • Drink plenty of water each day
  • Consider taking a nap in the afternoon

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

  • Immune Essentials – 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.
  • Pantothenic Acid Complex – This formula contains Cordyceps, Rhodiola Extract, Eleuthero Extract, and Pantothenic Acid to help support adrenal function. Eleuthero and rhodiola act on neurotransmitter function, the central nervous system, and cardiovascular function to help the body adjust appropriately when faced with biological, physical, or chemical challenges. Cordyceps mushroom, known for its revitalizing effects, and pantothenic acid, a B vitamin required for adrenal hormone formation, are also included.

You can also listen to Enjoy Extra Energy Naturally on our YouTube channel here.

Winter Essentials For Health

Winter Essentials For Health

December 10, 2019

As it starts to get colder outside, sicknesses start to become more common. This is not due to the decrease in temperature, but is likely due to the increased time spent indoors and close to people who may be sick. Couple that with the decrease in vitamin D levels from less sunshine, and you can see why rates of sickness tend to go up during this time of year. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss some winter essentials that may help improve the health of your immune system.

Some things that may help impove immune system function include:

  • Regular exercise
  • Supplementing with vitamin C
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wash your hands often
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Get enough sleep each night
  • Practice stress-reducing techniques

Practicing these habits daily can help you be healthier any time of year, and with the new year coming up, you could try adding some of these to your New Year’s resolution.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

  • Liposomal C – Liposomal Vitamin C provides this key foundational nutrient formulated with liposomal technology. Liposomes are spheres made of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Owing to this structure, liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery of their nutrient cargo.
  • Immune Essentials – 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.

You can also listen to Winter Essentials for Health on our YouTube channel here.

Counting Sheep? Need Some Sleep!

Counting Sheep? Need Some Sleep!

December 3, 2019

Trouble sleeping is a problem most people have had at some point in their life due to a stressful event or drinking too much coffee, but when it is frequent and begins to affect your day-to-day life, you may have a type of insomnia. Insomnia is a common problem, and it can come in the form of chronic, acute, middle, late, initial onset, and comorbid insomnia, with each referring to different types of sleeping issues. Insomnia tends to be more common in people who have depression and/or anxiety, and it can have several different causes. Some common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Restless Legs
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Poor Sleep Habits
  • Certain Medications
  • Caffeine Late in the Day

Having insomnia can be difficult, and can make sleep a stressful thing which may worsen the problem. Reducing stress and getting into a routine may help you fall asleep. If your insomnia is caused by restless legs you can try a mineral supplement which may help reduce muscle spasms and cramps

Product Mentioned in Today’s Show

  • EZ Relax – We’ve teamed nature’s greatest stress management ingredients to create a uniquely effective combination. Formulated with Ashwagandha, valerian extract, L-theanine, and GABA.

You can also listen to Counting Sheep, Need Some Sleep? on your YouTube channel here.