Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
The Kidney’s Connection to Our Emotions

The Kidney’s Connection to Our Emotions

May 20, 2020

Many people have had feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression, irritability, and even anger throughout the last several weeks due to current world events. Some people have also reported increases in the amount of alcohol and junk food they’ve been consuming. A poor diet and overconsumption of alcohol can worsen emotional disorders by affecting different parts of the body. The kidneys and liver are often linked to certain negative emotions like anger and depression, so consuming too much alcohol can have a negative impact on both the kidneys and the liver, especially if you are not drinking enough water. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss the kidney’s connection to our emotions, and what we can do to help support kidney health.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Kidney Korrect – The ingredients in Kidney Korrect™ have been shown to support healthy kidney function. Champex®, a patented extract from Agaricus bisporus, the common white button mushroom, has been shown to help the body maintain a healthy ratio of creatinine in the blood versus the urine. Red ginseng, a specially processed form of Panax ginseng, also supports healthy kidney function and displays kidney-protective, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Astragalus provides support for healthy fasting glucose levels, along with healthy albumin levels in the urine.

P5P Ultra – Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate (P-5-P, or PLP) is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. It is formulated with highly bioavailable bisglycinate magnesium, an essential mineral that assists in B6 metabolism. Magnesium bisglycinate chelate is well tolerated and easily and comfortably absorbed without GI tissue irritation. P5P Ultra is a unique formula designed to support the health and function of the brain, nervous system, blood vessels, skin, and eyes.

Active Mag – Active Mag is a blend of four bioavailable forms of magnesium, designed to provide optimal absorption and utilization of magnesium.

You can also listen to The Kidney’s Connection to Our Emotions on our YouTube channel here.

You Can’t Outrun Your Fork

You Can’t Outrun Your Fork

May 13, 2020

The average American eats a large amount of processed foods that are typically full of chemicals, grains, simple carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats. These foods are usually low in essential vitamins and minerals, and can contribute to inflammation, and one of the biggest offenders in the American diet today is gluten. With so many people unaware that they have a gluten sensitivity, there are many people eating gluten every day that are actually sensitive to it. Eating foods you have a sensitivity to can cause an inflammatory response and can damage the lining of your gut, as well as affect other organs. This chronic inflammation can wreak havoc throughout your body, and can cause symptoms that may be misdiagnosed as a medical condition in some cases. You cannot take enough supplements or exercise enough to compensate for continuing to eat something your body is sensitive to, which is why we say you can’t outrun your fork because you must fix your diet. However, many people don’t want to cut foods out of their diet until they are sure they are sensitive or allergic to them. So, in this week’s podcast episode we’ll go over some symptoms of food sensitivities, and discuss our new test that tests for gluten sensitivities as well as a couple of other food groups.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Wheat Zoomer/Leaky Gut/Food Sensitivity Panel Profile 1 – Vibrant’s Wheat Zoomer is a health analytics tool built to assist in the detection of wheat and gluten related disorders. It aids in the specific recognition of antibodies to wheat peptides, including gluten and non-gluten components along with intestinal permeability. The Wheat Zoomer allows detection of protein antibodies associated with wheat and gluten sensitivities for information to reduce, monitor and manage the inflammatory effects of those sensitivities.

Digest Ease – 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.†

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.

Probio Ease – Probio-Ease is the next evolution in gut-health supplements. 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 You Can’t Outrun Your Fork on our YouTube channel here.

Detox Your Way to Energy

Detox Your Way to Energy

May 5, 2020

We are exposed to countless enviromental toxins every day through our food, water and air. While the body works tirelessly to detoxify, humans are exposed to far more toxins than ever before, so our bodies can use all the help they can get. Heavy metals, mold, food additives, tap water contaminants, and medications all have to be filtered out, and these detox processes are reliant on healthy liver and kidney function, as well as having the appropriate nutrients to bind to these metals and chemicals so they can be eliminated properly. In this week’s show we’ll discuss how to detox your way to energy, why certain herbs are important for heavy metal detoxification, and how giving your body the nutrients it needs to detoxify properly can make a big difference.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Perfect Plant Protein – Functional Plant Protein Vanilla Bean combines USA-grown, sustainable pea protein with microbiome-nourishing prebiotics and antioxidants. This great-tasting, bioavailable, and easy-to-digest protein formulation is 100% dairy-free and non-GMO.

Vital Detox – This formulation is rich in chlorophylls from Chlorella and contains a unique broccoli extract with glucosinolates. The chlorophylls in Chlorella form tight molecular complexes with a wide variety of everyday toxic chemical compounds, reducing their absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. A high-strength enzyme blend also breaks down dietary antigens and may support assimilation of beneficial constituents of Chlorella. Glucosinolate compounds in broccoli are powerful inducers of natural phase 2 detoxification processes in the liver. Most substances detoxified by the liver are released into the bile for excretion through the intestinal tract. Chlorella helps trap these toxins to reduce reabsorption.

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 Detox Your Way to Energy on our YouTube channel here.

Time To Reset Your Health

Time To Reset Your Health

April 29, 2020

Many people have experienced an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression over the last few weeks. There have also been reports of increases in the consumption of alcohol and unhealthy foods. These things can all take a toll on your health, and it’s important to give your body the support it needs to recover. Stress affects nearly every part of your body, but especially the adrenal glands. Alcohol consumption can decrease liver function, as well as affect the brain and increase your risk of developing depression. Eating unhealthy foods can affect your energy levels, gut health, immune health, and could lead to nutrient deficiencies. So, this week we will discuss what you can do to start supporting your liver and adrenals, and we’ll also discuss the importance of having lab work done. It’s time to reset your health, and we want to help show you how.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

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.

Active Selenium – Active Selenium uses L-selenomethionine, a highly bioavailable, yeast-free form of organically bound selenium chelated with methionine to support glutathione activity. Unlike inorganic forms of selenium, Active Selenium is not adversely affected by vitamin C.

Vital Detox – This formulation is rich in chlorophylls from Chlorella and contains a unique broccoli extract with glucosinolates. The chlorophylls in Chlorella form tight molecular complexes with a wide variety of everyday toxic chemical compounds, reducing their absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. A high-strength enzyme blend also breaks down dietary antigens and may support assimilation of beneficial constituents of Chlorella. Glucosinolate compounds in broccoli are powerful inducers of natural phase 2 detoxification processes in the liver. Most substances detoxified by the liver are released into the bile for excretion through the intestinal tract. Chlorella helps trap these toxins to reduce reabsorption.

You can also listen to Time to Reset Your Health podcast episode on our YouTube channel here.

Depression Loves Junk Food!

Depression Loves Junk Food!

April 21, 2020

Depression and other emotional disorders have been on the rise over the last few weeks, mostly due to feelings of isolation during these lockdowns. However, consumption of junk foods like chips, cookies, breads, and fast food have also seen a sharp increase. There is a lot of research showing a connection between depression and the consumption of unhealthy foods. When eating a diet mostly devoid of essential vitamins and minerals, and high in preservatives and artificial ingredients, the body may struggle to produce enough neurotransmitters to keep moods regulated. These unhealthy foods can also cause inflammation throughout the brain and body, further increasing the risk of developing depression and other emotinal disorders. This week we’ll discuss why depression loves junk food, and some things you can do instead.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Candida Support – This powerful phytonutrient complex was designed for restoring and maintaining a healthy, balanced gastrointestinal microbiota. Along with undecylenic acid, this formula also provides berberine and other synergistic factors.

Saccharomyces Boulardii Powder – Saccharomyces boulardii is a nonpathogenic, transient yeast. Since its discovery in 1920, clinicians worldwide have used S. boulardii to support normal bowel transit time, promote healthy immune and inflammatory response, and bolster gastrointestinal microbiota diversity, particularly in conjunction with antibiotic therapy. Sboulardii is also commonly used to safely and effectively displace undesirable yeast species, which may play a beneficial role in neurological health, particularly for individuals on the spectrum.

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.

You can also listen to Depression Loves Junk Food on our YouTube channel here.

Comfort Food Uncomfortable?

Comfort Food Uncomfortable?

April 16, 2020

For the past month, many people have been spending nearly all of their time inside the house. People have turned to many different hobbies to pass the time. One of the most common hobbies has been baking and cooking. This can be a great way to pass the time and learn some new skills in the kitchen, but most of the food being prepared hasn’t been healthy. Social media has been flooded with pictures of all the breads, cookies, and pies people have been preparing. These foods contain lots of carbohydrates, sugar, and gluten, and people often feel worse after eating them. In this week’s episode we’ll how these comfort foods can make you uncomfortable, and how they connect to diabetes and heart disease.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Zinc Plus – Zinc is an essential mineral that activates more than 70 enzymes, including those that assist with protein synthesis and tissue repair. For optimal assimilation and pH balance, this formulation uses zinc citrate, the natural form of zinc that is found in human milk. Vitamin B6 and ascorbic acid have also been added to facilitate zinc metabolism.

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.

Active Mega Multi – Contains activated forms of folate and vitamin B12, along with efficiently utilized mineral forms and fat-soluble vitamins. Compared to common, over-the-counter multivitamin products delivered in 1 tablet daily, this formulation offers enhanced antioxidant protection, broader trace element nutrition, and augmented B vitamin support. This core foundation of essential nutrients can help provide an extra measure of nutritional protection.

You can also listen to on our YouTube channel here.

Cleaning Yourself to Illness

Cleaning Yourself to Illness

April 8, 2020

Disinfectant products and other household cleaners have been flying off the shelves in the last few weeks, but how safe are these products? Long-term use of many common cleaning solutions and disinfectants have been linked to a number of health problems like asthma, wheezing, migraines, low sperm count, nervous system damage, and hormonal imbalances. People who these products regularly to clean their homes or offices, or janitors who use these chemicals almost daily, will typically experience more symptoms than someone who occasionally uses them. Fortunately, there are many other options for natural cleaners and disinfectants so you can avoid cleaning yourself to illness.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Benfotiamine – This fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 has higher bioavailability compared to water-soluble forms. Benfotiamine inhibits several pathways involved in glucose-induced vascular changes and supports healthy neuron function.Clinical studies show that benfotiamine supports healthy neurological structures and glucose metabolism, limiting the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Benfotiamine may also be a preferred choice after bariatric surgery as thiamine deficiency is frequently found in these people due to malabsorption.

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. This formulation is rich in chlorophylls from Chlorella and contains a unique broccoli extract with glucosinolates. The chlorophylls in Chlorella form tight molecular complexes with a wide variety of everyday toxic chemical compounds, reducing their absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. A high-strength enzyme blend also breaks down dietary antigens and may support assimilation of beneficial constituents of Chlorella. Glucosinolate compounds in broccoli are powerful inducers of natural phase 2 detoxification processes in the liver. Most substances detoxified by the liver are released into the bile for excretion through the intestinal tract. Chlorella helps trap these toxins to reduce reabsorption.

You can also listen to Cleaning Yourself to Illness? on our YouTube channel here.

Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude

Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude

March 31, 2020

In times like these, it can be easy to start stressing over things, especially things that you cannot control, but stressing doesn’t benefit you mentally or physically. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the positive, being productive, and doing at least one thing each day that brings you joy can help make things a little easier. Using this as a time of self-reflection could potentially lead to some healthy changes in your life. Focus on staying positive while you’re at home, and do some of the things that make you happy, and we’ll get through this. In this week’s episode we’ll discuss how important it is to stay positive, even when it’s hard, and we’ll also talk about the importance of vitamin D and other supplements for immune health.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Quercetin Bromelain Ultra – Quercetin Bromelain Ultra provides a mixture of proteolytic enzymes and bioflavonoids that help regulate the immune cytokine response. Quercetin is a powerful bioflavonoid that protects cells and tissues against free radicals. Bromelain, papain, and pancreatin provide a mixture of protein-specific and other enzymes that help ensure proper breakdown of protein molecules that may otherwise cause irritation. Vitamin C, buffered with magnesium to eliminate acidity, supports histamine metabolism, detoxification processes, and collagen synthesis.

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.

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 Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude on our YouTube channel here.

Staying Strong Through The Storm

Staying Strong Through The Storm

March 25, 2020

With fear and anxiety heightened due to current world events, many people are spending each day worrying about many different things, often things that are out of their control. This worry and stress takes a toll on both mental and physical health, and doesn’t do any good. In this week’s episode we’ll talk about staying strong through the storm by keeping your mind focused on the positive, and staying busy while you’re at home. Spending this extended time at home to complete chores you’ve been putting off or start a workout program you’ve been wanting to try are just a couple of the many ways you can stay busy and productive during this time. We have also received many more questions about what can be done to help support immune health, so we’ll answer some more of those questions in this episode.

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.

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.

You can also listen to Staying Strong Through the Storm on our YouTube channel here.

Escaping Fear and Finding Joy

Escaping Fear and Finding Joy

March 17, 2020

With so much fear affecting people around the world right now, and constant negative news and social media updates, it can be easy to be caught up in it and forget how to be positive and joyful. While you can’t choose your circumstances, you can choose how you react to them. Focusing on the things that make you happy can help you deal with any anxiety you may be experiencing. In this week’s episode we’ll discuss escaping fear and finding joy. We’ll discuss why it’s important to focus on the positive, and some steps you can take that may help make your anxiety and this current public health situation, and any other stressful situation, a little easier to deal with.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

EZ Relax – Some of nature’s greatest stress management ingredients were combined 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. 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 Escaping Fear and Finding Joy on our YouTube channel here.