Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
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.

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.

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.

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.

Overwhelmed by Anxiety, OCD or Depression?

Overwhelmed by Anxiety, OCD or Depression?

February 4, 2020

With mental health disorders like anxiety, depression and OCD being diagnosed more often, many people have turned to therapy, prescription medications, diet changes, and relaxation techniques to try to ease some of their symptoms. However, everyone is different and the same treatment does not work for everyone. If you are overwhelmed by OCD, anxiety, or depression, then adding a supplement regimen to your daily habits, along with some lifestyle changes, may help ease some of the symptoms. In this week’s episode, we discuss some natural approaches you can take to help give you peace of mind and a better mood.

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.

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.

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.

You can also listen to Overwhelmed By OCD, Anxiety, or Depression? on our YouTube channel here.

Are You a Pre-Diabetic?

Are You a Pre-Diabetic?

July 30, 2019

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

  • Intense Hunger
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating, Including Night Sweats
  • Feeling Dizzy or Lightheaded
  • Becoming Fatigued
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Feeling Irritable
  • Paleness in the Face
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Brain Fog

Product Mentioned on Today’s Show:

Diaxinol - is a natural and synergistic formula for maintaining balanced blood sugar. Through enhanced signaling at the cellular level, Diaxinol®’s blend of natural extracts and vitamins support healthy blood glucose levels. Diaxinol®’s unique and effective formulation contains five ingredients provided at targeted doses for maximum efficacy. 

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

Probiotics - The Next Big Thing

Probiotics - The Next Big Thing

June 11, 2019

5 Benefits of Probiotic Supplement:

  • Improves Mental Health
  • Supports Digestion
  • Boosts Immune Function
  • Promote Weight Loss
  • Enhances Skin Health

How do you choose the right probiotic?

  • Brand Quality
  • High CFU count
  • Survivability and strain diversity
  • Prebiotics and supplementary ingredients
  • Stability and organism types
  • Sugar
  • Living vs. dead

Probiotics mentioned in todays show:

Probiotic 225 - is a maximum-strength probiotic for cases of acute gastrointestinal (GI) and immune challenges. Going beyond the threshold of traditional probiotic support, high dose probiotics influence gut health and immunity in ways lower-dose probiotics cannot. Shown to activate over 1,700 genes involved in immune and inflammatory signaling, high-dose probiotics support a healthy, balanced immune response. Delivering 225 billion active probiotic cultures per packet, Probiotic 225 creates a rapid response to reset the immune system and maintain normal inflammatory balance.

 

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.

Signs You Need to Detox

Signs You Need to Detox

April 10, 2019

The question is not if you should do a detox….. It’s When!

  • You have an insatiable sweet tooth
  • You are experiencing digestive distress
  • Allergies are no longer “seasonal” and happen often
  • You don’t feel healthy despite eating clean
  • You have skin problems
  • You are always exhausted
  • You aren’t as mentally sharp
  • Your joints are always sore
  • Your constantly stressed
  • Just the thought of a detox gives you anxiety
  • You struggle to lose weight
  • Your hormones are out of whack
  • Your breath and body odor are not so fresh
  • Your sleep patterns are off
  • You are anxious and/or depressed
  • You often get cold sores

Products mentioned in today’s show:

Core Support - The liver is the body’s main detoxification organ which provides enzyme systems that safely process and remove xenobiotics (foreign chemical substances) out of the body, as well as unhealthy hormone metabolites

PhytoCore - The specialized blend of nutrients in PhytoCore has been
shown to support Phase I and II liver detoxification and boost liver health

Brain Fog, Anxiety and Memory

Brain Fog, Anxiety and Memory

March 26, 2019

Brain Fog, Anxiety and Memory

Symptoms Usually Include:

  • Low Energy or Fatigue (Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia – trouble sleeping though the night
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Low Motivation, feeling hopeless or mildly depressed

Core Support - The ingredients included in Core Support were chosen for their ability to support one of the six pathways of phase II detoxification. N-acetyl cysteine along with glycine and taurine are well-known amino acids for their role in supporting the liver.

Membrin - 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 cerebrovascular blood flow and improve memory. 

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

 

 

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