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.

Better Health Thru Digestion

Better Health Thru Digestion

November 19, 2019

As leaky gut, food allergies, and gastrointestinal disorders become more common, it is more important than ever to be mindful of your gut health. Having a healthy gut is more difficult than it used to be due to the large number of environmental toxins, food additives, and stress we face every day. Much of your overall health is dependent on the health of your gut, and having good digestion is a key part of a healthy gut. Good digestion is crucial for nutrient absorption, bowel regularity, immune system function, and much more. In this week’s episode we discuss some common digestive issues, their causes, and what you can do to help improve your digestion.

Possible Signs of Poor Digestion:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling Tired After Eating
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

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.

Betaine & Pepsin – Betaine & Pepsin provides hydrochloric acid to help maintain gastric pH and supports overall nutrient absorption. Symptoms of indigestion are often mistaken for excessive gastric acid. This leads many to take acid blockers in attempt to lower stomach acid, when the true culprit is likely to be insufficient levels of HCl.

You can also listen to our Better Health Through Digestion episode on our YouTube channel here.

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.

 

Stress Free Eating

Stress Free Eating

September 25, 2019

What does it mean to eat stress free? Basically, eating clean is the best way to eat and creates the less stress. Clean eating will produce the following when you eat foods as close to their natural state as possible:

 

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Lowers Acidity
  • Alkalizes the body
  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Removes toxins and artificial ingredients
  • Provides optimum nutrients

Clean eating is great for these types of people:

  • Dealing with food allergies
  • Heart disease or cardiovascular issues
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive Dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome

All forms of chronic disease

 

Products mentioned in today’s Show:

Deeper Greens - Deeper Greens helps patients overcome diets lacking in the recommended fruits and vegetables a day, as stated by the National Cancer Institute. Deeper Greens is a convenient drink mix providing beneficial nutrients from berries, fruits, vegetables and greens to support a healthy diet. This complete formula combines concentrated fruits and berries along with a unique vegetable antioxidant blend to help build antioxidant reserves and protect the body from free radical

Thyroid – The small gland that makes a BIG difference

Thyroid – The small gland that makes a BIG difference

September 17, 2019

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  • Persistent fatigue, lethargy, or depression
  • Low motivation to exercise
  • Moodiness, Anxiety
  • Brain fog, trouble concentrating, forgetfulness
  • Intolerance to cold, frequently feeling chilly
  • A hoarse voice
  • Unexplainable weight gain
  • Constipation, bloating and other digestive issues
  • Muscle weakness, aches or pains, other discomforts
  • Dry hair and skin

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism:

  • Insomnia, sleep troubles
  • Nervousness, symptoms of anxiety
  • Racing heart
  • Eyes that appear large and sometimes bulge
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Multiple bowel movements
  • High amounts of perspiration
  • Thin, brittle hair

Product mentioned on today’s show:

Bacopa 320 - This high-strength standardized whole plant Bacopa monnieri extract CDRI 08® is clinically demonstrated to support working memory and retention

What Gut Type Are You?

What Gut Type Are You?

August 21, 2019

What gut type are you?

There are specific gut types that create certain environments in your gut. They are as follows:

  • Candida Gut

     The bad habit - Ice Cream, Cookies, Cupcakes and more!

          Emotional Profile – Worrisome, Anxious, Obsessive

  • Gastric Gut

The bad habit – Inhaling your food (and large portions of it)

Emotional Profile – Fiery, passionate, reactive

  • Stressed Gut –

The bad habit – Overdoing the coffee and booze

Emotional Profile – Type-A workaholics

  • Immune Gut –

The bad habit – Popping antibiotics every time you feel sick

Emotional Profile – Impatient, frequently frustrated, quick to anger

  • Toxic Gut –

The bad habit – Eating processed or fast food

Emotional Profile – Impatient, frequently frustrated, quick to anger

Product Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Stress Response - A comprehensive formula of nutrients and botanicals with demonstrated and unique neuro-supportive effects creates a robust and multifactorial approach to support daily brain health and function.

Is it SIBO or IBS?

Is it SIBO or IBS?

July 2, 2019

Symptoms of SIBO and IBS include:

  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Malnutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Joint Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Rosacea

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

 

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*.

 

 

Oxalates, Lectins and Nightshades ….. Oh My!

Oxalates, Lectins and Nightshades ….. Oh My!

June 18, 2019

An oxalate are chemical compounds found in many green vegetables and other “healthy” foods. Your body produces them as waste products as well.

Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant and detoxifier. It is vital for metabolizing the toxins.

Some examples of the damage that can be done by glutathione deficiency include:

  • Inability to repair DNA
  • Toxin and heavy metal accumulation
  • Greatly reduced ability to detoxify
  • Reduced oxygen and nutrient supply to cells

Lack of glutathione and to many oxalates can create the following symptoms:

  • Kidney Stones
  • Burning Urination
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Candida
  • COPD/Asthma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Child Developmental Disorders, including Autism

Products mentioned in today’s show:

GlutaShield - The ingredients in GlutaShield help regenerate and maintain GI enterocytes while supporting the health of the intestinal mucosal barrier.

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.

 

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