Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Is Cholesterol Your Friend of Enemy

Is Cholesterol Your Friend of Enemy

January 28, 2020

Cholesterol has been demonized for many years, but with the rise of high-fat diets like keto, many people have begun wondering if cholesterol is really as bad as it was portrayed. The topic of cholesterol is a relatively complex one because there are so many things that can affect cholesterol or be affected by it including hormones, thyroid function, liver function, and diet and lifestyle choices. There are also many different opinions on what is a healthy cholesterol level, the rise in statin prescriptions, and much more. In this week’s episode we’ll cover some of the more common questions about cholesterol and learn if cholesterol is your friend or enemy. We’ll also go over some lifestyle changes you can make and supplements that may help promote healthy cholesterol levels.

Products Mentioned In Today’s Show

Meta Balance – Meta Balance contains the soluble fiber, alpha-cyclodextrin, a prebiotic patented as FBCx®. FBCx has been researched for over a decade. Clinical studies show that Meta Balance assists in supporting healthy cholesterol and triglycerides and helps to maintain triglycerides after meals.

Omega Supreme Liquid – Omega Supreme Liquid provides concentrated triglyceride-form omega-3 EPA, and DHA derived from fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are often called “good fats” due to the numerous roles they play in supporting health, including supporting a balanced inflammatory response, assisting triglyceride metabolism, and supporting heart, joint, skin, brain, and nerve function.

Bergamot – Emerging clinical research has demonstrated that Bergamot may help maintain healthy total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and triglyceride (TRI) levels. Research has also demonstrated that it may provide antioxidant-balancing properties and help maintain normal inflammatory balance to help preserve coronary arteries.

You can also listen to our Is Cholesterol Your Friend or Enemy? on our YouTube channel here.

The Delicate Dance of Balancing Hormones

The Delicate Dance of Balancing Hormones

October 2, 2019

There are things you can do to help balance your hormones naturally. They include:

  • Eat real food
  • Eat whole food diet rich in fresh organic vegetables and fermented foods
  • Avoid sugar and fructose, including fresh fruit juice
  • Assess your adrenal health and HPA Axis function
  • Balance your thyroid function with Thyroid Essentials
  • Balance Estrogen with Progesterone – Progest-Avail
  • PMS and other menstruation issues can also be addressed with a number of different plant remedies including a product called Flash Ease.
  • Boost testosterone naturally with a product like Testo Essentials

Men aged 65 and older who took testosterone doubled their risk of heart attack within the first three months of use, even if they did not have heart disease prior to starting the therapy.

How do you naturally raise your testosterone? Doing these things will help increase it:

  • Weight loss
  • Limit or eliminate sugar from your diet
  • High-intensity exercise and strength training
  • Optimize your vitamin D level
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase zinc and magnesium intake
  • Eat healthy fats
  • Boost intake of branch chain amino acids
  • Avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals known to affect testosterone production
  • Use herbal supplements
Heart Health

Heart Health

July 10, 2019

What are the symptoms of tachycardia?

  • A racing, uncomfortable or irregular heartbeat
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Fainting
  • Having a fast pulse
  • Chest pain

In serious cases where tachycardia is left untreated, it can cause:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Unconsciousness
  • Fatigue
  • Damage to the heart muscle

In rare cases, complications may include blood clots, stroke, heart failure and sudden death.

Product Mentioned on Today’s Show:

Methyl CPG - is a comprehensive formula that includes targeted amounts of five key nutrients designed to support methylation and homocysteine balance in the body

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

Nutritional Myths in the Media

Nutritional Myths in the Media

June 4, 2019

Each week it seems as if a new fad or health solution is reported. Here are just a few of the “Myths” we will address on this show:

  • Saturated fat is bad for you
  • The keto diet is dangerous
  • Buying organic isn’t worth the cost
  • To much protein is hard on the kidneys and liver
  • All fish is healthy
  • Cholesterol is bad and eggs are unhealthy
  • Eating five to six small meals a day stimulates metabolism
  • Sodium is always bad for you
  • All sugar is bad
  • You can make up for a bad diet with supplements
  • To control your weight, the only effective method is counting calories

Product mentioned in today’s show:

Lauricidin - Monolaurin is a natural, plant-based medium chain saturated fatty acid extracted from coconut oil that offers unique health-promoting properties.* When taken on an ongoing basis, Lauricidin® may help support a strong immune defense*, support a natural balance of healthy bacteria*, and promote a healthy balance of yeast

Lab mentioned in today’s show:

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

Hope For Aging

Hope For Aging

April 30, 2019

Signs you may be aging poorly:

  • Joint Pain
  • Fatigue and Bad Sleep Habits
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Brain Fog
  • Weight Gain
  • Varicose Veins
  • Skin and Appearance Changes
  • Dementia
  • Digestive Issues
  • Hearing Loss

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Membrin - provides vinpocetine and ginkgo biloba to support cerebral blood circulation, decrease excitotoxicity and scavenge damaging free radicals.

Core Restore 7 Day Detox - This powerful trio of specialized formulas provides essential micronutrients, phytonutrients, and a source of easily digested, low-allergen protein that purifies the liver and fuel optimal biotransformation

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

 

Heart Attack - It’s Not Just For Men!

Heart Attack - It’s Not Just For Men!

February 14, 2019

Heart Attack – It’s Not Just For Men

Symptoms that you might be having a heart attack:

  • Sudden Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Pressure, tightness, pain, aching or squeezing sensation in the chest that may radiate to the neck, jaw or back
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cold Sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness

Products Mentioned on Today’s Show:

Bergamot - Numerous clinical trials have shown the specific bioactive polyphenolic fractions found in Bergamot BPF works at the level of the liver to help maintain and support healthy cholesterol levels and preserve coronary arteries by maintaining inflammatory balance.

CitraNOX - delivers full-spectrum support to help support inflammatory balance, arterial elasticity, optimal nitric oxide levels, and blood flow. CitraNOX provides a powerful formula for those seeking to optimize several mechanisms of cardiovascular health. 

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

GWH-4 Super Panel Plus Men’s Hormones Includes Consultation

contains 20 tests with 91 biomarkers.

The Sticky Truth About Cholesterol

The Sticky Truth About Cholesterol

July 26, 2017

Have you been told your cholesterol is to high? Are your statin drugs really helping your health? Is there a natural alternative to get your cholesterol numbers in an optimal range? Listen to this show to find out what you can do to get those pesky cholesterol numbers in range!

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Digestion…. Putting The Pieces Together Part 1

Digestion…. Putting The Pieces Together Part 1

March 16, 2017

Trying to lose weight, tired, depressed, on a cholesterol lowering drug or just feel bad? Did you know that it could be your digestion? But where do you start? Start right here by listening to this show to help you figure out what is going on with your digestion and how to fix it and start having a life worth living!

Fats ….. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Fats ….. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

February 28, 2017

Confused about which fats are good for you and which ones are not? Wondering if all oils like, coconut, fish, flax, MCT are all made to do the same things in the body? Does it really matter? Listen and find out which ones you should be taking for heart health, cholesterol lowering, weight loss and many other health issues!

Causes of Poor Thyroid Function

Causes of Poor Thyroid Function

November 15, 2016

It's not your thyroid's fault! There are so many different reasons your thyroid may not be getting the signal it needs to do its job! Listen and learn simple things that might be blocking your thyroid from being optimal and from you feeling great to have a life worth living!