Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
Is SIBO Driving Your IBS and Weight Gain?

Is SIBO Driving Your IBS and Weight Gain?

April 8, 2021

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, is a relatively common condition, and is believed by many experts to be one of the most common causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has also been shown to contribute to weight gain. There are many things that can contribute to the development of SIBO such as poor digestion, chronic constipation, imbalanced gut bacteria, low stomach acid, poor diet, etc. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help support your gut such as certain supplements, different types of probiotics, having regular bowel movements, and several other things. In this week’s show, we’ll discuss if SIBO could be driving your IBS and weight gain, and some things you can do to help support your gut health.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

GI Support – Provides extensive support for the entire GI tract by addressing energy requirements of intestinal mucosa, structural composition of intestinal and colonic cells, microorganism balance, and production of protective intestinal mucus secretions.

SBI Spore – Bacillus spores remain dormant in harsh environments until they reach more favorable environments like the human gastrointestinal tract. This combination of specific strains, particularly Bacillus coagulansBacillus clausii, and Bacillus subtilis, may help relieve symptoms for common GI complaints and reinforce healthy gut function.

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.

You Can’t Outrun Your Fork

You Can’t Outrun Your Fork

May 13, 2020

The average American eats a large amount of processed foods that are typically full of chemicals, grains, simple carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats. These foods are usually low in essential vitamins and minerals, and can contribute to inflammation, and one of the biggest offenders in the American diet today is gluten. With so many people unaware that they have a gluten sensitivity, there are many people eating gluten every day that are actually sensitive to it. Eating foods you have a sensitivity to can cause an inflammatory response and can damage the lining of your gut, as well as affect other organs. This chronic inflammation can wreak havoc throughout your body, and can cause symptoms that may be misdiagnosed as a medical condition in some cases. You cannot take enough supplements or exercise enough to compensate for continuing to eat something your body is sensitive to, which is why we say you can’t outrun your fork because you must fix your diet. However, many people don’t want to cut foods out of their diet until they are sure they are sensitive or allergic to them. So, in this week’s podcast episode we’ll go over some symptoms of food sensitivities, and discuss our new test that tests for gluten sensitivities as well as a couple of other food groups.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Wheat Zoomer/Leaky Gut/Food Sensitivity Panel Profile 1 – Vibrant’s Wheat Zoomer is a health analytics tool built to assist in the detection of wheat and gluten related disorders. It aids in the specific recognition of antibodies to wheat peptides, including gluten and non-gluten components along with intestinal permeability. The Wheat Zoomer allows detection of protein antibodies associated with wheat and gluten sensitivities for information to reduce, monitor and manage the inflammatory effects of those sensitivities.

Digest Ease – Digest Ease is a cinnamon flavored chewable tablet containing DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice root and rhizome extract) and mastic gum to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal function.† This product may help alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort associated with occasional indigestion.†

EZ Relax – We’ve teamed nature’s greatest stress management ingredients to create a uniquely effective combination. Formulated with Ashwagandha, valerian extract, L-theanine, and GABA.

Probio Ease – Probio-Ease is the next evolution in gut-health supplements. 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.

You can also listen to You Can’t Outrun Your Fork 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.

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*.

 

 

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