Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Probiotic’s Relationship to the Brain

Probiotic’s Relationship to the Brain

June 25, 2020

Probiotics have been growing in popularity over the last several years, with people touting benefits like helping with depresssion and other emotional disorders, increasing immune health, reducing symptoms of certain digestive conditions, and much more. Although people have different experiences with probiotics, there is a lot of research backing these claims, but the quality of the probiotic and what strains it contains is important and often determines how effective it is. In this week’s show, we’ll discuss probiotic’s relationship to the brain, immune health and gut health, and why having a variety of strains of bacteria in a probiotic is important.

Products Mentioned in This Week’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.

Target gb-X –  Probiotic supplement specifically designed to support positive mood by influencing the gut-brain axis through the microbiome. It is powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains, that has been clinically shown to decrease overall cognitive reactivity to sad mood, rumination, negative thoughts, and aggressive thoughts.1

Probio Lean – A blend of 7 select probiotic species in a cellulose base. Designed to increase intestinal diversity and support healthy metabolism and weight management, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU.

You can also listen to Probiotic’s Relationship to the Brain 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.

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.

 

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
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

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.

 

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.

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.

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