Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Is SIBO Driving Your IBS and Weight Gain?

Is SIBO Driving Your IBS and Weight Gain?

April 8, 2021

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, is a relatively common condition, and is believed by many experts to be one of the most common causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has also been shown to contribute to weight gain. There are many things that can contribute to the development of SIBO such as poor digestion, chronic constipation, imbalanced gut bacteria, low stomach acid, poor diet, etc. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help support your gut such as certain supplements, different types of probiotics, having regular bowel movements, and several other things. In this week’s show, we’ll discuss if SIBO could be driving your IBS and weight gain, and some things you can do to help support your gut health.

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.

SBI Spore – Bacillus spores remain dormant in harsh environments until they reach more favorable environments like the human gastrointestinal tract. This combination of specific strains, particularly Bacillus coagulansBacillus clausii, and Bacillus subtilis, may help relieve symptoms for common GI complaints and reinforce healthy gut function.

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.

How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid?

How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid?

March 23, 2021

Gluten sensitivities are becoming more common, but most people don’t know if they have a sensitivity. Continuing to eat foods you are sensitive to can lead to a wide variety of problems, and it can even contribute to some serious thyroid conditions. When you have a gluten sensitivity, the body identifies the gluten particles as foreign bodies that need to be attacked. Unfortunately, the protein portion of gluten – called gliadin – looks similar to thyroid molecules, so the body may mistakenly attack parts of the thyroid, potentially leading to thyroid issues. In this week’s episode, we’ll go over how gluten affects the thyroid, and why it’s important to avoid it.

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.

SBI Spore – Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad GI and immune benefits. Probiotics are live organisms and must be shelf stable through the expiration date, so they can be precisely delivered to the intestinal tract to have maximum benefit. Bacillus spores remain dormant in harsh environments until they reach more favorable environments like the human gastrointestinal tract. The combination of specific strains, particularly Bacillus coagulansBacillus clausii, and Bacillus subtilis, relieve symptoms for common GI complaints and reinforce healthy gut function.

You can also listen to How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid on our YouTube channel here

Bad Breath… Need to Detox?

Bad Breath… Need to Detox?

March 9, 2021

Bad breath is a common issue that can have several possible causes. These can include an oral issue such as gum disease or an infected tooth, blood sugar imbalances, kidney or liver issues, and certain infections. Increasing your body’s ability to detox may help with some of these issues. In this week’s episode we will discuss some supplements and diet and lifestyle changes that may help lessen bad breath, as well as discuss why people with bad breath may need to detox more than those without it.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Active Mega Multi II – Active Mega Multi II is a comprehensive, hypo-allergenic, multivitamin and mineral blend. As a complete multivitamin, it provides high-quality nutrients to build a healthy micronutrient reserve. USP* B vitamins support energy production and folate (as Quatrefolic™ – 100% 5-MTHF), the biologically active form of folic acid, improves methylation. Albion® TRAACS® chelated mineral complexes enhance bioavailability.

UT Support Formula – UT Support Formula is a hypoallergenic blend of 10 species, in an inulin base, specifically designed to support a woman’s genitourinary system. Concentrated with Lactobacilli, secreted biosurfactants, and lactic acid may help promote a healthy vaginal pH.

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 Bad Breath… Need to Detox? on our YouTube channel here.

How to Approach Arthritis and Inflammation

How to Approach Arthritis and Inflammation

February 25, 2021

Arthritis and joint pain can be debilitating, and it’s often difficult to find the cause. Activity level, genetics, age, and nutrition all play a role, but more research is showing a link between inflammation and arthritis. Inflammation is believed by many experts to be one of the main causes for many of the chronic conditions that affect people today. Fortunately, there are things you can do to support your body and your joints, and potentially lower inflammation. In this week’s show we’ll discuss how to approach arthritis and inflammation naturally, and how your lifestyle can affect your inflammation levels.

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.

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.

Omega Eye and Joint – This mixed fatty acid supplement supplies important fatty acids that are often difficult to obtain from the diet. Omega Eye and Joint was formulated to favor omega-3 fatty acids over omega-6 fatty acids to help maintain a healthy fatty acid ratio when added to typical diets that tend to be too low in omega-3.

You can also listen to How to Approach Arthritis and Inflammation on our YouTube channel here.

Advanced Gut Health: How to Handle H. Pylori

Advanced Gut Health: How to Handle H. Pylori

February 11, 2021

We have discussed the importance of gut health many times and how much it affects your overall health. However, some people have cleaned up their diet and are taking probiotics, but they still struggle with gut issues. One possibility for this is a little-known parasite called H. pylori. H. pylori can cause many different symptoms and can have a profound impact on gut health in general, as well as potentially lead to an increased risk of certain types of cancers. In this week’s show we’ll discuss more advanced gut health and give you some tips on how to handle H. pylori.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Digest Ease Mastic Gum/DGL – Digest Ease is a 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.

SBI Spore – Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad GI and immune benefits. Probiotics are live organisms and must be shelf stable through the expiration date, so they can be precisely delivered to the intestinal tract to have maximum benefit. Bacillus spores remain dormant in harsh environments until they reach more favorable environments like the human gastrointestinal tract. The combination of specific strains, particularly Bacillus coagulansBacillus clausii, and Bacillus subtilis, relieve symptoms for common GI complaints and reinforce healthy gut function.

Dr. Lewis’ Hand Holdin’ Weight Loss Program

We also wanted to announce our new weight loss program to go with our new Weight Loss Support Packets. Dr. Lewis’ Hand Holdin’ Weight Loss Program is a 28-day program designed to help give you the tools to better manage your weight. Dr. Lewis can decide what he wants each individual to track in the app including blood pressure, sleep, meditation, etc. It gives you a 28-day low-sugar eating plan, as well as recipes and accompanying shopping lists, all located in the app. Pair the app with our new Weight Loss Support Packets, which contains convenient packets that can be thrown in your purse or lunch box, and designed to be taken twice per day. You can view more details about the app and sign-up here, and you can view the Weight Loss Support Packets here.

You can also listen to Advanced Gut Health: How to Handle H. Pylori on our YouTube channel here.

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.

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