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.

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
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.

Common Signs of Adrenal Insufficiency

Common Signs of Adrenal Insufficiency

August 6, 2019

 

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Digestive Issues
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Dizziness or Fainting
  • Mood Changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Cravings for Salty Foods
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Trouble Sleeping, which leads to always feeling tired
  • Sweating and night-sweating
  • Missed Menstrual or Irregular Periods
  • Low Libido

Product Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Adrenal Response Complete Care - Sensoril® is a patented stress management extract that may help to nutritionally support metabolic processes associated with stress, restlessness and fatigue.

Lab Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

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.

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.