Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis
How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid?

How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid?

March 23, 2021

Gluten sensitivities are becoming more common, but most people don’t know if they have a sensitivity. Continuing to eat foods you are sensitive to can lead to a wide variety of problems, and it can even contribute to some serious thyroid conditions. When you have a gluten sensitivity, the body identifies the gluten particles as foreign bodies that need to be attacked. Unfortunately, the protein portion of gluten – called gliadin – looks similar to thyroid molecules, so the body may mistakenly attack parts of the thyroid, potentially leading to thyroid issues. In this week’s episode, we’ll go over how gluten affects the thyroid, and why it’s important to avoid it.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Thyroid Essentials Plus – Thyroid Essentials Plus is designed to be an all-in-one thyroid support product that may benefit many thyroid conditions. In just one product, it is now possible for the clinician to provide botanical and nutritional enhancement of thyroid hormone production, peripheral conversion of T4 to T3, as well as receptor function and recognition of thyroid hormones.

SBI Spore – Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad GI and immune benefits. Probiotics are live organisms and must be shelf stable through the expiration date, so they can be precisely delivered to the intestinal tract to have maximum benefit. Bacillus spores remain dormant in harsh environments until they reach more favorable environments like the human gastrointestinal tract. The combination of specific strains, particularly Bacillus coagulansBacillus clausii, and Bacillus subtilis, relieve symptoms for common GI complaints and reinforce healthy gut function.

You can also listen to How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid on our YouTube channel here

Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain

Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain

January 26, 2021

With a new year beginning, many people make resolutions, with one of the most common ones being to lose a certain amount of weight or become more physically active. However, many people give up before January even ends, as losing weight can be difficult and frustrating, especially when you think you are doing everything right, but still not seeing the scale change. Unfortunately there are several things that can contribute to weight gain that you may not have addressed, or may not have even known about. In this week’s episode we will discuss some little-known factors that contribute to weight gain, as well as give you some tips to help you be healthier.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Weight Loss Support Packets – These packets are designed to assist the body in using fat for fuel and to help support healthy insulin, cortisol and energy levels.

Vital Detox – This advanced blend of green plant concentrates and enzymes helps protect the body against chemicals ingested in the daily diet and through everyday environmental exposure.

You can also listen to Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain on our YouTube channel here. Be sure to check out our article, 4 Surprising Factors That Contribute to Stubborn Weight Gain here.

Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem

Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem

October 14, 2020

Thyroid conditions are more common now than ever, with some experts believing this is mostly due to the high number of environmental toxins we are exposed to every day. There are many chemicals that are classified as endocrine disruptors (which means they interfere with hormones and can cause hormonal imbalances) that can be found in our air, water, and many cosmetic products. There are other things that can impact thyroid health like diet and lifestyle, and in this week’s show we’ll go over thyroid health and how you can support the thyroid, as well as discuss some possible early warning signs of a thyroid problem.

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

Thyroid Essentials Plus – Thyroid Essentials Plus is designed to be an all-in-one thyroid support product that may benefit many thyroid conditions. In just one product, it is now possible for the clinician to provide botanical and nutritional enhancement of thyroid hormone production, peripheral conversion of T4 to T3, as well as receptor function and recognition of thyroid hormones.

Bacopa 320 – Bacopa monnieri, commonly known as Brahmi, is an adaptogenic, nootropic plant. CDRI 08 is the most extensively researched bacopaextract shown to support cognitive function, spatial working memory, new information retention, stress management, and mood.

Iodine Forte – Iodine is an essential element. Although its main function is in the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4, other organs in the body have a need for iodine in order to function normally.

You can also listen to Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem on our YouTube channel here

Possible Symptoms of Auto Immune Disease

Possible Symptoms of Auto Immune Disease

February 18, 2020

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and the cause is not completely known. Genetics, environmental toxins, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and poor eating habits are all believed to contribute to the development of certain autoimmune diseases. Fortunately, there are many changes you can make to help promote a healthy immune system. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss some possible symptoms of autoimmune diseases and some changes you may want to consider making.

There are many possible symptoms of an autoimmune condition, including, but not limited to:

  • Skin Rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Aches
  • Joint Pain
  • Hair Loss
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Numbness or Tingling in Hands and Feet
  • Swelling
  • Vision Changes or Vision Loss
  • Chronic Pain

Products Mentioned in Today’s Show

GI Immune – AC-11® is a patented, water-soluble botanical extract of Uncaria tomentosa shown to uniquely support immune function, healthy inflammatory response and the body’s natural defenses at the molecular level against oxidative stress, supporting DNA integrity. This formula combines AC-11® and larch arabinogalactan to support immune responsiveness and the body’s natural DNA repair capacity. Arabinogalactan is a polysaccharide that stimulates beneficial immune cells resulting in a powerful immunomodulating effect.

Thyroid Essentials – This formula combines iodine and tyrosine, the two constituents necessary for the synthesis of thyroid secretions.* The minerals selenium, zinc and copper have been added as cofactors needed for normal thyroid function.* In addition, this formulation has the Ayurvedic herbal extracts from guggul and ashwagandha to complement its nutritional support components.*

You can also listen to Possible Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease on our YouTube channel here.

Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz?

Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz?

February 11, 2020

The thyroid is an incredibly important gland that is responsible for releasing hormones that are crucial to many important functions like regulation of metabolism, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature. It also affects cholesterol levels, mood, energy, and weight management. In this week’s episode we discuss some conditions that affect the thyroid like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, and ask some questions to see if you would pass the healthy thyroid quiz.

Products Mentioned In Today’s Show

Thyroid Essentials – This formula combines iodine and tyrosine, the two constituents necessary for the synthesis of thyroid secretions.* The minerals selenium, zinc and copper have been added as cofactors needed for normal thyroid function.* In addition, this formulation has the Ayurvedic herbal extracts from guggul and ashwagandha to complement its nutritional support components.*

Bacopa 320 – This high-strength standardized whole plant Bacopa monnieri extract CDRI 08® is clinically demonstrated to support working memory and retention. Bacopa monnieri, commonly known as Brahmi, is an adaptogenic, nootropic plant. CDRI 08 is the most extensively researched bacopaextract shown to support cognitive function, spatial working memory, new information retention, stress management, and mood.

You can also listen to Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz on our YouTube channel here.

You can also check out Dr. Lewis’ Thyroid Sniper: Shoot’n Straight with Dr. Stephen Lewis, D.C. book 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
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

Scared of the Measles?

Scared of the Measles?

May 7, 2019

Signs of an immune system problem:

  • Low Energy
  • Metabolic Issues like weight gain
  • Digestive Issues
  • Blood Sugar Issues
  • Sporadic Irritability
  • Occasional Restlessness
  • Mild Inflammation

Most Common Factors That Contribute to a Weakened Immune System:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Poor Digestive Health

Product Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Lauridin -Monolaurin is a natural, plant-based medium chain saturated fatty acid extracted from coconut oil that offers unique health-promoting properties.

Lab Panel Mentioned for Immune System:

Comprehensive Panel with Consult - 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/

 

 

Beauty From The Inside

Beauty From The Inside

April 2, 2019

Beauty From The Inside

Did you know that beauty on the outside starts with beauty on the inside? There are natural ways you can achieve this. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Use Probiotics – they are tied to improved immunity, hormonal control, appetite regulation and energy levels. They can help your nervous system deal with toxins like parasites, viruses, yeast and bad bacteria
  • Quality Omega-3 Supplement – Omega-3’s are loaded with healthy fatty acids that help keep skin moisturized and elastic. They also help regulate hormone function, nervous system health and immune function
  • Collagen protein is one of the best natural skin care supplements available today. Collagen helps build healthy skin cells and helps keep youthful elasticity, softness and firmness.
  • Drink plenty of water because water makes up about 70 percent of your body and a very large portion of your skin.
  • Get good sleep and lower your stress – you should know that “beauty sleep” is more than just a silly saying. A good night’s sleep is truly where the magic happens!

Products mentioned in todays show:

CollaGen -  FORTIGEL® has been shown in human studies to stimulate collagen regeneration, type II collagen and aggrecan, which all help to maintain healthy connective tissue.

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

 

 

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

 

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