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

Supplements for Healthy Living with Jack Spirko

Supplements for Healthy Living with Jack Spirko

November 14, 2019

Dr. Lewis recently had the opportunity again to be a guest on The Survival Podcast with Jack Spirko. This is one of Dr. Lewis’ favorite podcasts to speak on, and we would love for you to listen to it! They discussed the importance of nutrition tailored to each person’s different needs, the keto diet, and what different supplements can do. Dr. Lewis also talked about what made him interested in natural health, and how his life has been shaped by the drive to learn more and be healthier.

Nutrition and Supplements

The food grown today is not as high in vitamins and minerals as it was twenty years ago. Supplements cannot offset a poor diet, but they are a great way to get in nutrients that are difficult to get enough of through diet alone. There is nothing that can completely offset the effects of a poor diet, which is why we recommend adopting a Keto or Paleo diet. However, you can still have vitamin and mineral deficiencies while following a clean diet. You may also have poor detoxification, impaired thyroid function, elevated liver enzymes, or another health problem you can only see on blood tests. This is why we run blood work on our patients to see what supplement regimen would work best for each person, because everyone’s nutritional needs are different.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Lewis discussed the benefits of some specific products and how they work including BP SupportAcetyl L-CarnitineDigestive EssentialsNattokinaseOmega SupremeD3 + K2 Ultra. He explained why it is better to take vitamin D and vitamin K together, why not all fish oil is the same and why some fish oil should be avoided, and much more.

Is Saturated Fat Bad?

Many people have heard that saturated fat is bad for you, with some saying it’s the worst kind of fat, but this is not true. This persistent myth has made many people afraid to try high-fat diets like Keto, and has caused many to consume too little fat which comes with its own set of risks. There have been many studies conducted on the connection between heart disease and saturated fat intake, and they have actually found that good saturated fat – like the kind that comes from coconut oil and olive oil – may even protect the heart in some ways.

Good fats also benefit hormone levels because fat is needed to synthezise hormones. However, there are still bad fats, things like trans fat and vegetable oils should not be consumed. Dietary fat should come from wild-caught fish, avocadoes, olive oil, coconut oil, and nuts and seeds. Red meat should be grass-fed and consumed in moderation, and farmed and imported seafood should be avoided.

Having a clean diet is crucial to overall health, and taking supplements cannot offset a poor diet. You should focus on eating organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed and pasture-raised meats, healthy fats like those found in coconut oil and olive oil, and doing light to moderate exercise at least three times a week. Beginning a supplement regimen tailored to your specific needs is a great way to ensure you’re getting the nutrition you may not be getting from your diet. All the different diet and health recommendations can get confusing, but a good way to sift through it all is to stay as natural as possible with your diet and lifestyle.

Visit Jack’s website here to listen to his other podcasts and read all the great information he has.

Timing is Everything for Health

Timing is Everything for Health

November 5, 2019

People often postpone taking care of their health until a serious condition arises or symptoms begin to affect their day-to-day lives. Sometimes it is too late for the body to heal completely, or it may take much more work than if the individual had begun taking care of their health earlier in life. However, some people don't understand how important health is, and even more people don't know what to do to improve it. Timing is everything for your health, and taking care of yourself earlier may help prevent or lessen problems in the future.

 

There are some things you can do now to improve your health, for example:

  • Exercise Regularly
  • Begin a Supplement Regimen
  • Get Regular Blood Work
  • Check for Food Sensitivities and Remove Any From Diet
  • Get Adequate Sleep Each Night
  • Practice Stress-Relieving Techniques
  • Adopt an All-Natural, Clean Diet
  • Reduce Exposure to Environmental Toxins

Products Mentioned in Today's Show

Omega Supreme - Omega Supreme is a convenient daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement offering 1,000 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the natural, triglyceride form per soft gel.

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 our Timing is Everything for Health episode on our YouTube channel here.

Candida - Getting to the Gut of the Matter

Candida - Getting to the Gut of the Matter

October 9, 2019

Candida overgrowth is a frequently discussed topic, and we get many questions about it from our patients. It is often blamed for many different health issues like autoimmune diseases, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, chronic fatigue, and many others. However, candida overgrowth is not solely responsible for all of these, and there is a lot of misinformation surrounding its causes and effects. Join us in getting to the gut of the matter of candida.

 

Possible Symptoms of Candida May Include:

  • Chronic Sinus Issues
  • Allergies
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating and Other Digestive Issues
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Bad Breath
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Joint Pain
  • Uncontrolled Food Cravings (Especially for Bread, Pasta, and Sweets)
  • Brain Fog and Difficulty Focusing

If an overgrowth of candida is suspected, dietary and lifestyle changes are often necessary to help heal it and prevent it from recurring. Greatly reducing or eliminating consumption of processed foods and high-carb, sugary foods is one of the best things to help "starve out" candida. Candida is often said to feed on sugar, so reducing its food supply may help reduce the problem. Having regular bowel movements may also help with candida overgrowth. So eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables to get the fiber you need to stay regular, and drink plenty of water to flush that fiber out.

Product 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.

 

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

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.

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.

Do You Have Leaky Gut or an Irritable Bowel?

Do You Have Leaky Gut or an Irritable Bowel?

February 6, 2019

Symptoms of a Possible Leaky Gut:

  • Bloating
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Joint Pain
  • Headaches
  • Skin Issues like Rosacea and Acne
  • Digestive Problems
  • Weight Gain

If any of these symptoms are left un-repaired, it can lead to more severe health issues like inflammatory bowel disease, IBS, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, depression, anxiety, migraine headaches, muscle pain and chronic fatigue.

Products Mentioned on Today’s Show:

SBI Protect Powder - Supports GI Barrier Health and Integrity

Probiotic 225 - Is a maximum-strength probiotic for cases of severe gastrointestinal (GI) and immune challenges

 

Lab Recommended in Today’s Show:

Comprehensive Lab Panel with Complimentary Consult:

Contains 13 tests with 102 bio-markers –

Please fill out the health survey after ordering this panel