Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain

Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain

January 26, 2021

With a new year beginning, many people make resolutions, with one of the most common ones being to lose a certain amount of weight or become more physically active. However, many people give up before January even ends, as losing weight can be difficult and frustrating, especially when you think you are doing everything right, but still not seeing the scale change. Unfortunately there are several things that can contribute to weight gain that you may not have addressed, or may not have even known about. In this week’s episode we will discuss some little-known factors that contribute to weight gain, as well as give you some tips to help you be healthier.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Weight Loss Support Packets – These packets are designed to assist the body in using fat for fuel and to help support healthy insulin, cortisol and energy levels.

Vital Detox – This advanced blend of green plant concentrates and enzymes helps protect the body against chemicals ingested in the daily diet and through everyday environmental exposure.

You can also listen to Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain on our YouTube channel here. Be sure to check out our article, 4 Surprising Factors That Contribute to Stubborn Weight Gain here.

Best Ways to Slow Down Your Immune System

Best Ways to Slow Down Your Immune System

January 21, 2021

There are several habits that many people have that can negatively affect the immune system. Your activity level, sugar and carbohydrate intake, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, how much caffeine you have each day, and many other things can potentially lower your immune system’s ability to fight off infections. Fortunately, you can change these things and implement healthy, daily habits to give your immune system what it needs to function optimally. In this week’s podcast episode we’ll go over the best ways to slow down your immune system, and what you can do instead.

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.

Micellized Vitamin A – Vitamin A is an important nutrient for vision, immune system function, bone and cartilage development, and the maintenance and repair of epithelial tissue. This formulation combines two forms of vitamin A—palmitate and betacarotene—that have been micellized into extremely small droplets that are easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Potassium sorbate provides a safe, well-tolerated, and hypoallergenic stabilizing agent for the liquid Micellized Vitamin A preparation. Each drop supplies 1,507 mcg RAE of vitamin A.

You can also listen to Best Ways to Slow Down Your Immune System on our YouTube channel here.

Finding Joy and Being Grateful

Finding Joy and Being Grateful

January 7, 2021

As the new year begins and the holiday season comes to an end, many people abandon the focus on gratitude they had during the holidays, but being grateful is important all year, and can even potentially have some health benefits. Focusing on what you have instead of what you are lacking can be a great way to improve your mood and general outlook on life, as well as decrease stress levels. Lower stress levels may lead to a lower risk of stroke and heart attacks, along with many other potential health benefits. Let’s choose to find joy and practice being grateful throughout this entire year.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Acetyl L-Carnitine – Research on this acetylated derivative of L-carnitine has centered largely on its role in maintaining brain and nerve function during aging. The acetyl group can serve as a metabolic source of acetylcholine, a brain neurotransmitter, while the L-carnitine component carries fatty acids into mitochondria of nerve, heart, and muscle cells for use in energy production. Other actions benefit membrane stability, production of nerve growth factor, and cerebral blood flow.

L-Theanine – L-theanine, a unique amino acid compound found in green tea, is noted for its calming benefits. Studies show it can stimulate alpha brain wave activity and promote relaxation without drowsiness.

Don’t forget to read our article, Finding Joy Within, here. You can also listen to Finding Joy and Being Grateful on our YouTube channel here.

How Chronic Inflammation is Related to Anxiety

How Chronic Inflammation is Related to Anxiety

December 8, 2020

As chronic inflammation becomes increasingly common, anxiety and chronic diseases also become more common. Inflammation has been to shown to influence mood, weight, cognitive function, formation of certani diseases, and much more, but why is it getting worse? Many experts point to our diets and daily exposure to environmental toxins as the main reasons for the exponential rise in inflammation and chronic disease. In this week’s episode we’ll discuss how chronic inflammation is related to anxiety, as well as other conditions, and what you can do to help combat inflammation.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Joint Support Max – Joint Support Max provides targeted nutritional support for cartilage and joints. The metabolically active form of vitamin B12, as well as folic acid and the trace minerals molybdenum and silica are included to enhance the body’s utilization of the primary ingredients.

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.

GABA – Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), as the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, helps support normal relaxation, neuronal excitability, and muscle tone.

You can also listen to How Chronic Inflammation is Related to Anxiety on our YouTube channel here. Be sure to check out our article about inflammation here.

Can You Reduce Brain Fog?

Can You Reduce Brain Fog?

December 2, 2020

Brain fog is a very common problem that can have many different causes. It could be caused by food sensitivities, sleep deprivation, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, and certain medications and health conditions. Fortunately there are many things you can do to help reduce brain fog like taking supplements to correct any nutritional deficiencies, removing foods from your diet that you are sensitive to, getting enough sleep each night, etc. In this episode we’ll go over some basic things you can do to reduce brain fog and get a clearer mind.

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.

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.†

Optimum Memory – Optimum Memory provides vinpocetine and ginkgo biloba to support cerebral blood circulation, decrease excitotoxicity and scavenge damaging free radicals. In addition, vinpocetine has specifically been shown to inhibit phosphodiesterase, and therefore helps increase cerebrvascular blood flow and improve memory. Together with huperzine A, a potent acetylcholine sparing nutrient, Optimum Memory provides optimal dosages of three of the most well studied ingredients for targeted, multidimensional cognitive support.

You can also listen to Can You Reduce Brain Fog? on our YouTube channel here. Be sure to check out our in-depth article about brain fog here.

Probiotics for Immune System and Stress

Probiotics for Immune System and Stress

November 24, 2020

More people are beginning to understand how important gut health is to our overall health, and how it influences everything from our immune system function to our emotional health. One of the most important things to do for gut health is taking a probiotic each day, so we wanted to explain some of the differences between the different probiotics, and how probiotics can be useful for improving your immune system and stress levels. We’ll also go over some other things you can do to support gut health like cutting out processed foods and eating more fiber, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Saccharomyces Boulardii – Saccharomyces boulardii is a nonpathogenic, transient yeast long used to support normal bowel transit time.† It is a hardy, acid-resistant, temperature tolerant microorganism that is not affected by antibacterial agents. S. boulardii is genetically and functionally distinct from brewer’s yeast (S. cerevisiae) and different from pathogenic Candida species.

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.

Emotional Health Takes Physical Effort

Emotional Health Takes Physical Effort

November 11, 2020

With the holidays quickly approaching, and the many stressful events that occurred this year, many people are looking for ways to lower stress levels and improve their emotional health. However, many people are unaware of the connection between physical health and emotional health. In this week’s episode we’ll discuss some of the diet and lifestyle changes that could have a positive effect on both physical and emotional health, and why emotional health takes physical effort to see the biggest improvements.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

GABA – Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), as the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, helps support normal relaxation, neuronal excitability, and muscle tone.

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.

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.

Is it an affair of the heart

Is it an affair of the heart

November 4, 2020

With heart diseasee being the most common cause of death in the United States, it’s important that we do everything we can to support a healthy heart. Stress, along with a poor diet and other lifestyle factors, can play a large role in the development of heart disease. Throughout this year, many people across the country have reported being much more stress than usual due to the current situations happening around the country and world. This stress can take a toll on the heart and the rest of the body, and it’s important that we do our best to keep our stress levels as low as possible. In this week’s episode, Is it an Affair of the Heart?, we’ll go over how stress affects the heart, and what you can do to help protect your heart and lower stress levels.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

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

Nattokinase – Nattokinase is a proteolytic enzyme whose principle effect is fibrinolysis or degradation of fibrin, a fibrillar protein that when linked together forms the mesh essential for blood clot formation. Nattokinase also upregulates the body’s natural mechanism that guards against excess fibrin formation.† Produced from fermentation of non-GMO soybean isolates by Bacillus subtilis natto. Standardized to fibrin activity units and free of vitamin K.

Pantothenic Acid Complex – 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. 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 Is it an Affair of the Heart? on our YouTube channel here.

Happy Liver Makes a Happy Life

Happy Liver Makes a Happy Life

October 27, 2020

The average American encounters so many different environental toxins each day. Some experts estimate that we are exposed to hundreds of different chemicals every day, and some experts believe it could be as high as tens of thousands of differenct chemicals. They can be found in our air, food, water, cosmetics, soaps, cleaners, clothes, etc., and can cause a myriad of health issues over time. Our liver has many functions in the body, but one of its most important functions is the filtering of toxins. The liver works constantly along with other organs like the kidneys to rid our body of the different toxins we consume. However, if the liver is not functioning properly, its ability to filter things can be inhibited, this is why it’s so important to support the liver. In this week’s show we’ll discuss some things you can do to help support the liver, and why a happy liver makes a happy life.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Reduced L-Glutathione – Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and detoxifying compound consisting of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. Produced in the liver, glutathione assists with detoxifying xenobiotics and heavy metals, neutralizes hydrogen peroxide, maintains the integrity of blood cells, and helps transport amino acids across cell membranes. It aids in the breakdown of oxidized fats and is necessary for carbohydrate metabolism. Glutathione is also involved in metabolizing insulin and regulating blood glucose levels. This hypoallergenic formulation has been specifically designed using the active, reduced form of glutathione for maximum benefit.

Liver Detox & Support – This formula contains nutrients known to enhance intracellular levels of glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD)—crucial antioxidants that protect hepatocytes and help detoxify everyday foreign substances. The balance of supportive nutrients makes this product suitable to help strengthen the liver against everyday challenges to liver function.

N-Acetyl Cysteine – This derivative of the amino acid cysteine is often used as the preferred substrate for intracellular glutathione synthesis. It also assists detoxification, provides cellular antioxidant protection, and is much safer than cysteine.

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

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