Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Heartburn, Indigestion and Misery on Me

Heartburn, Indigestion and Misery on Me

October 23, 2019

Heartburn and indigestion are common problems that can make eating difficult. There are several things that could potentially cause these problems, and the solution may depend on the cause. Poor gut health is believed to be one of the root causes of many common health issues, and repairing the gut may be key to heartburn and indigestion relief. In today's episode - Heartburn, Indigestion and Misery On Me - we'll discuss some common causes, and what you can do about it.

 

Common Causes of Heartburn:

  • Laying Down After Eating
  • Low Stomach Acid
  • Obesity
  • Overuse of Ibuprofen
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Smoking

Heartburn and indigestion can be difficult to get over, and each person is different. If you have low stomach acid, then supplementing with betaine may help. Quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight may also help, as well as provide other health benefits. Avoiding large meals, especially at night, and not laying down after eating may also help reduce heartburn and indigestion. A healthy gut is necessary for overall good health, so do your best to keep your gut happy and healthy.

 

Products Mentioned in Today's Show

GI Support Vanilla - GI Support includes a high-dose of L-glutamine (4 g), which serves as nutrition for the gut lining. It provides 400 mg of deglycyrrhized licorice root extract (DGL) and 75 mg of aloe vera extract, both of which protect and promote the health of the gut mucosa. N-acetyl glucosamine and zinc may help boost GI integrity.

 

Acetyl L-Carnitine - 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.

 

You can also listen to our Heartburn, Indigestion and Misery On Me episode on our YouTube channel here.

 

Stomach Issues And Their Link to Osteoporosis

Stomach Issues And Their Link to Osteoporosis

February 20, 2019

Stomach Issues And Their Link to Osteoporosis 

Did you know that chronically low stomach acid has a major role in setting you up to develop osteoporosis symptoms down the road?

Osteoporosis Causes:

  • Inactivity, or too little exercise 
  • Hormone Changes or Imbalance
  • Low Vitamin D Levels
  • High Amounts of Stress and Depression
  • History of Medical Conditions Such as Autoimmune Disorders
  • Weight loss, dieting that results in severe calorie restriction
  • Long-term use of certain medications, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), fertility drugs/hormonal medications.
  • Nutritional deficiencies, especially in vitamins and minerals that help to build bone such as calcium, phosphorus and vitamin K

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show:

K-Force - Vitamin K helps maintain bone mineral density by decreasing the activity of osteoclasts, cells which break down bone

OsteoBase -  OsteoBase provides 300 mg of calcium (150 mg in the form of hydroxyapatite) and 300 mg of magnesium per serving, in a 1:1 ratio.

Lab Panel Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Comprehensive Panel with Consult - The GWH - 3. Comprehensive Panel w Consult panel contains 13 tests with 102 biomarkers.

Heartburn…Is Your Food Eating You?

Heartburn…Is Your Food Eating You?

May 25, 2016

Do you suffer from heartburn, or are on acid reducers? Have you been told you have to much stomach acid? You will want to listen to this show to get the burning truth to what is really going on, and the power you have to do something about it!

Burn Baby Burn…. Bloating, Belching, Gas or Burning?

Burn Baby Burn…. Bloating, Belching, Gas or Burning?

March 3, 2016

Do you or someone you know suffer from heartburn or are taking antacids on a regular basis? Did you know there are many side effects to these prescriptions and over the counter PPI's, like dementia, heart attacks, bone fractures, and GI infections. So what's missing? Is there a natural way to stop the dreaded "fire" below?  Find out by listening to this show!