Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine?

Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine?

June 18, 2020

As more people make taking nutritional supplements part of their daily routine, some people still wonder if it’s worth the time and money. One of the common misconceptions about supplements is that you absorb very little and excrete most of it, but this isn’t always the case. Some vitamins are made with cheaper ingredients that are difficult for the body to absorb, like using cyanocobalamin instead of methylcobalamin for B12. The cyanocobalamin is much cheaper, but much more difficult to absorb. This is why it’s important to take multivitamins and other supplements that are made with high-quality ingredients. In this week’s show we’ll discuss in more detail how not all supplements are equally effective, and explain why vitamins are not just expensive urine.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Active Mega Multi – Compared to common, over-the-counter multivitamin products delivered in 1 tablet daily, this formulation offers enhanced antioxidant protection, broader trace element nutrition, and augmented B vitamin support. This core foundation of essential nutrients can help provide an extra measure of nutritional protection.

D3 + K2 Ultra – Clinical research suggests that the combination of vitamin D3 plus K2 together help provide support for healthy cardiovascular function, bone health, and immune system function.

Methyl Supreme – Methyl Supreme is a unique formula that combines bioactive forms of four essential B vitamins with trimethylglycine (betaine). 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 Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine? on our YouTube channel here.

The Kidney’s Connection to Our Emotions

The Kidney’s Connection to Our Emotions

May 20, 2020

Many people have had feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression, irritability, and even anger throughout the last several weeks due to current world events. Some people have also reported increases in the amount of alcohol and junk food they’ve been consuming. A poor diet and overconsumption of alcohol can worsen emotional disorders by affecting different parts of the body. The kidneys and liver are often linked to certain negative emotions like anger and depression, so consuming too much alcohol can have a negative impact on both the kidneys and the liver, especially if you are not drinking enough water. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss the kidney’s connection to our emotions, and what we can do to help support kidney health.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Kidney Korrect – The ingredients in Kidney Korrect™ have been shown to support healthy kidney function. Champex®, a patented extract from Agaricus bisporus, the common white button mushroom, has been shown to help the body maintain a healthy ratio of creatinine in the blood versus the urine. Red ginseng, a specially processed form of Panax ginseng, also supports healthy kidney function and displays kidney-protective, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Astragalus provides support for healthy fasting glucose levels, along with healthy albumin levels in the urine.

P5P Ultra – Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate (P-5-P, or PLP) is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. It is formulated with highly bioavailable bisglycinate magnesium, an essential mineral that assists in B6 metabolism. Magnesium bisglycinate chelate is well tolerated and easily and comfortably absorbed without GI tissue irritation. P5P Ultra is a unique formula designed to support the health and function of the brain, nervous system, blood vessels, skin, and eyes.

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 The Kidney’s Connection to Our Emotions 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.

Answers to the Most Common Health Questions

Answers to the Most Common Health Questions

August 28, 2019

Listen today to find out what the most common health questions are and the answers to them in this episode!

Questions like:

  • Is my cell phone killing me?
  • Can Vitamin D really save my life? Do you really need to take four times the recommended daily dose?
  • Is it okay to cleanse your body by fasting from time to time?
  • Can I trust my tap water? Does it make any difference if I buy bottled water?
  • Is my microwave giving me cancer?
  • How long am I contagious when I have the flu or cold?

Find out the answers to these questions and all about the new products we are now carrying and what they replace.

Product mentioned in today’s show:

Ultra D3 & K2 - Clinical research suggests that the combination of vitamin D3 plus K2 together help provide support for healthy cardiovascular function, bone health, and immune system function.

 

The Aging Effects of Stress

The Aging Effects of Stress

July 17, 2019

Stress is affecting your quality of life by:

  • It is messing with your brain
  • Increases risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke
  • Stress dials down your immune system
  • Chronic stress contributes to aging
  • Contributing to weight gain and digestive disorders
  • Chronic stress affects your mood and relationships
  • Stress increases pain
  • Stress affects sexuality and reproductive functions
  • Chronic stress affects your skin, hair and teeth
  • Stress contributes to addiction

Product mentioned in today’s show:

Core Support - Core Support helps maintain Phase II detoxification by providing protein, fiber and nutrients to promote normal detoxification function.

 

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

Joint or Arthritis Pain

Joint or Arthritis Pain

June 25, 2019

Causes of Arthritis/Osteoarthritis

  • Genetic Susceptibility
  • Weight
  • Injury
  • Overuse
  • Infections
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Uric Acid Buildup

Natural Products that can help with joint pain or arthritis:

Chondro-Flx - Cartilage is composed of collagen fibers that impart tensile strength, and proteoglycan molecules (especially chondroitin) that serve as a cushion for joint impact. Lifestyle factors and age can both contribute to a breakdown of healthy cartilage and lead to discomfort, which can lead to nutrient and fluid deprivation of the affected articular cartilage. While most other therapies simply block the pain of joint discomfort, the ingredients in Chondro-Flx address the root cause of joint discomfort and provide the precursors that enhance cartilage synthesis for healthy joints and connective tissue.

Traumeric - is a synergistic formula of natural ingredients to improve musculoskeletal health and boost joint movement

Lab Panel for Today’s Show:

Comprehensive Lab - contains 13 tests with 102 biomarkers.

This panel includes Dr. Lewis' consultation services and recommendations. Please complete the health survey at https://www.greenwisdomhealth.com/health-survey/

 

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.