Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem

Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem

October 14, 2020

Thyroid conditions are more common now than ever, with some experts believing this is mostly due to the high number of environmental toxins we are exposed to every day. There are many chemicals that are classified as endocrine disruptors (which means they interfere with hormones and can cause hormonal imbalances) that can be found in our air, water, and many cosmetic products. There are other things that can impact thyroid health like diet and lifestyle, and in this week’s show we’ll go over thyroid health and how you can support the thyroid, as well as discuss some possible early warning signs of a thyroid problem.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Thyroid Essentials Plus – Thyroid Essentials Plus is designed to be an all-in-one thyroid support product that may benefit many thyroid conditions. In just one product, it is now possible for the clinician to provide botanical and nutritional enhancement of thyroid hormone production, peripheral conversion of T4 to T3, as well as receptor function and recognition of thyroid hormones.

Bacopa 320 – 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.

Iodine Forte – Iodine is an essential element. Although its main function is in the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4, other organs in the body have a need for iodine in order to function normally.

You can also listen to Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem on our YouTube channel here

Start When You’re Young to Protect Your Brain

Start When You’re Young to Protect Your Brain

October 7, 2020

Many people only consider the health of their brain when they notice their memory getting worse, but supporting the health of your brain when you’re young can make a big difference later in life. Often, once a person’s memory is severely affected, it may be too late to fully heal the brain, but there are still plenty of things you can do to help support the brain. In this week’s episode we’ll discuss some of the things you can do to support a healthy brain, as well as the importance of starting when you’re young to protect your brain.

Products Mentioned in Today’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.

B Complex Ultra – B vitamins are essential nutrients required for optimal health and functioning of numerous systems and biochemical reactions in the body, including energy production, brain, liver and nerve cell function, and muscle tone in the GI tract. Activated forms of folate (Metafolin®‡ L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12(methylcobalamin) are used for enhanced absorption and bioavailability. This high-potency B-complex vitamin supplement is formulated to be hypoallergenic and yeast free.

Niacin Slow-Release – Slow release of niacin over several hours helps avoid the uncomfortable flushing action of this B vitamin so that its full benefits on cholesterol metabolism can be obtained.

You can also listen to Start When You’re Young to Protect Your Brain on our YouTube channel here.

Is it COVID, Flu, or Allergies?

Is it COVID, Flu, or Allergies?

October 1, 2020

With flu season approaching and seasonal allergies starting, it can be difficult to know what the differences of each of these issues are, and how to support the immune system throughout the fall and winter. In this week’s episode we’ll review some of the differences between these issues, and discuss if it could be COVID, flu or allergies. We will also talk about what vitamins and minerals may help support a healthy immune system, as well as some dietary and lifestyle changes you can consider making.

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.

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.

Hista-Plex – Hista-Plex is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes and botanicals designed to provide comprehensive support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. This formula includes quercetin, a powerful flavonoid, to support healthy histamine levels. It also includes bromelain which enhances the absorption of quercetin and supports mucosal tissue health. Stinging nettles leaf help balance hyper-immune responses and N-acetyl cysteine help clear the airways by promoting normal viscosity of mucus. This powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation.

You can also listen to Is it COVID, Flu, or Allergies? on our YouTube channel here.

Little Known Facts About Depression

Little Known Facts About Depression

September 23, 2020

Depression and anxiety have become much more common this year due to the unprecedented events that have happened, and the demand for products and medications that help treat these issues has greatly increased. While most people know the typical symptoms of depression and anxiety, there are some other things you may not know about these conditions. In this week’s podcast episode we’ll discuss some little known facts about depression, like how certain vitamin deficiencies and food sensitivities may contribute to the development of certain emotional disorders, along with some natural things you can do that may help.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

B Complex Ultra – B vitamins are essential nutrients required for optimal health and functioning of numerous systems and biochemical reactions in the body, including energy production, brain, liver and nerve cell function, and muscle tone in the GI tract. Activated forms of folate (Metafolin®‡ L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12(methylcobalamin) are used for enhanced absorption and bioavailability. This high-potency B-complex vitamin supplement is formulated to be hypoallergenic and yeast free.

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.†

Methyl Supreme – 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 Little Known Facts About Depression on our YouTube channel here.

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.

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