Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
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

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

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