Green Wisdom Health Podcast

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By: Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis

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Chasing Health at the Eleventh Hour
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Many people wait until they develop a serious health condition to start taking better care of themselves, but prevention is often better and easier than treating a condition that has already developed. Eating a varied diet, avoiding gluten, dairy, and other inflammatory foods, getting exercise and sunshine, staying hydrated and getting enough sleep are great ways to help support your body. In this week's show we have a special guest who discusses his own health journey, and why it's better to start your health journey early in life instead of chasing health at the eleventh hour. Products Mentioned in Today's...


Is SIBO Driving Your IBS and Weight Gain?
04/08/2021

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...


How Does Gluten Affect the Thyroid?
03/23/2021

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...


Bad Breath... Need to Detox?
03/09/2021

Bad breath is a common issue that can have several possible causes. These can include an oral issue such as gum disease or an infected tooth, blood sugar imbalances, kidney or liver issues, and certain infections. Increasing your body's ability to detox may help with some of these issues. In this week's episode we will discuss some supplements and diet and lifestyle changes that may help lessen bad breath, as well as discuss why people with bad breath may need to detox more than those without it. Products Mentioned in Today's Show Active Mega Multi II - Active Mega Multi...


How to Approach Arthritis and Inflammation
02/25/2021

Arthritis and joint pain can be debilitating, and it's often difficult to find the cause. Activity level, genetics, age, and nutrition all play a role, but more research is showing a link between inflammation and arthritis. Inflammation is believed by many experts to be one of the main causes for many of the chronic conditions that affect people today. Fortunately, there are things you can do to support your body and your joints, and potentially lower inflammation. In this week's show we'll discuss how to approach arthritis and inflammation naturally, and how your lifestyle can affect your inflammation levels. Products...


Advanced Gut Health: How to Handle H. Pylori
02/11/2021

We have discussed the importance of gut health many times and how much it affects your overall health. However, some people have cleaned up their diet and are taking probiotics, but they still struggle with gut issues. One possibility for this is a little-known parasite called H. pylori. H. pylori can cause many different symptoms and can have a profound impact on gut health in general, as well as potentially lead to an increased risk of certain types of cancers. In this week's show we'll discuss more advanced gut health and give you some tips on how to handle H...


Factors That Contribute to Weight Gain
01/26/2021

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...


Best Ways to Slow Down Your Immune System
01/21/2021

There are several habits that many people have that can negatively affect the immune system. Your activity level, sugar and carbohydrate intake, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, how much caffeine you have each day, and many other things can potentially lower your immune system's ability to fight off infections. Fortunately, you can change these things and implement healthy, daily habits to give your immune system what it needs to function optimally. In this week's podcast episode we'll go over the best ways to slow down your immune system, and what you can do instead. Products Mentioned in Today's Show Immune Essentials...


Finding Joy and Being Grateful
01/07/2021

As the new year begins and the holiday season comes to an end, many people abandon the focus on gratitude they had during the holidays, but being grateful is important all year, and can even potentially have some health benefits. Focusing on what you have instead of what you are lacking can be a great way to improve your mood and general outlook on life, as well as decrease stress levels. Lower stress levels may lead to a lower risk of stroke and heart attacks, along with many other potential health benefits. Let's choose to find joy and practice being...


How Chronic Inflammation is Related to Anxiety
12/08/2020

As chronic inflammation becomes increasingly common, anxiety and chronic diseases also become more common. Inflammation has been to shown to influence mood, weight, cognitive function, formation of certani diseases, and much more, but why is it getting worse? Many experts point to our diets and daily exposure to environmental toxins as the main reasons for the exponential rise in inflammation and chronic disease. In this week's episode we'll discuss how chronic inflammation is related to anxiety, as well as other conditions, and what you can do to help combat inflammation. Products Mentioned in Today's Show Joint Support Max - Joint...


Can You Reduce Brain Fog?
12/02/2020

Brain fog is a very common problem that can have many different causes. It could be caused by food sensitivities, sleep deprivation, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, and certain medications and health conditions. Fortunately there are many things you can do to help reduce brain fog like taking supplements to correct any nutritional deficiencies, removing foods from your diet that you are sensitive to, getting enough sleep each night, etc. In this episode we'll go over some basic things you can do to reduce brain fog and get a clearer mind. Products Mentioned in Today's Show GPC Liquid - GPC Liquid is...


Probiotics for Immune System and Stress
11/24/2020

More people are beginning to understand how important gut health is to our overall health, and how it influences everything from our immune system function to our emotional health. One of the most important things to do for gut health is taking a probiotic each day, so we wanted to explain some of the differences between the different probiotics, and how probiotics can be useful for improving your immune system and stress levels. We'll also go over some other things you can do to support gut health like cutting out processed foods and eating more fiber, getting enough sleep, and...


Emotional Health Takes Physical Effort
11/11/2020

With the holidays quickly approaching, and the many stressful events that occurred this year, many people are looking for ways to lower stress levels and improve their emotional health. However, many people are unaware of the connection between physical health and emotional health. In this week's episode we'll discuss some of the diet and lifestyle changes that could have a positive effect on both physical and emotional health, and why emotional health takes physical effort to see the biggest improvements. Products Mentioned in Today's Show GABA - Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), as the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system...


Is it an Affair of the Heart?
11/04/2020

With heart diseasee being the most common cause of death in the United States, it's important that we do everything we can to support a healthy heart. Stress, along with a poor diet and other lifestyle factors, can play a large role in the development of heart disease. Throughout this year, many people across the country have reported being much more stress than usual due to the current situations happening around the country and world. This stress can take a toll on the heart and the rest of the body, and it's important that we do our best to keep...


Happy Liver Makes a Happy Life
10/27/2020

The average American encounters so many different environental toxins each day. Some experts estimate that we are exposed to hundreds of different chemicals every day, and some experts believe it could be as high as tens of thousands of differenct chemicals. They can be found in our air, food, water, cosmetics, soaps, cleaners, clothes, etc., and can cause a myriad of health issues over time. Our liver has many functions in the body, but one of its most important functions is the filtering of toxins. The liver works constantly along with other organs like the kidneys to rid our body...


Early Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem
10/14/2020

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...


Start When You're Young to Protect Your Brain
10/07/2020

Many people only consider the health of their brain when they notice their memory getting worse, but supporting the health of your brain when you're young can make a big difference later in life. Often, once a person's memory is severely affected, it may be too late to fully heal the brain, but there are still plenty of things you can do to help support the brain. In this week's episode we'll discuss some of the things you can do to support a healthy brain, as well as the importance of starting when you're young to protect your brain. Products...


Is it COVID, Flu, or Allergies?
10/01/2020

With flu season approaching and seasonal allergies starting, it can be difficult to know what the differences of each of these issues are, and how to support the immune system throughout the fall and winter. In this week's episode we'll review some of the differences between these issues, and discuss if it could be COVID, flu or allergies. We will also talk about what vitamins and minerals may help support a healthy immune system, as well as some dietary and lifestyle changes you can consider making. Products Mentioned in Today's Show GI Immune - AC-11® is a patented, water-soluble botanical ex...


Little Known Facts About Depression
09/23/2020

Depression and anxiety have become much more common this year due to the unprecedented events that have happened, and the demand for products and medications that help treat these issues has greatly increased. While most people know the typical symptoms of depression and anxiety, there are some other things you may not know about these conditions. In this week's podcast episode we'll discuss some little known facts about depression, like how certain vitamin deficiencies and food sensitivities may contribute to the development of certain emotional disorders, along with some natural things you can do that may help. Products Mentioned in...


Is Gluten the Hidden Cause?
09/15/2020

With chronic conditions affecting almost half of the U.S. population, health experts have started to consider other potential causes of these conditions. Exposure to environmental toxins, stress, trauma, and genetic predispositions can all play a role in the development of certain chronic health conditions, but food sensitivities could also have a big influence. Food sensitivities and allergies are much more common than they used to be, and the symptoms are often minimal or mimic other conditions and can be difficult to diagnose without proper testing. Gluten is one of the more common sensitivities, and we are finding more people...


How Much Vitamin D is Right for Me?
09/02/2020

Most people know that vitamin D deficiencies are very common, and many people supplement with vitamin D daily, but how do you know how much to take? The ability to absorb vitamins can vary widely from person to person, so it can be difficult to know how much to supplement with each day. In this week's show we'll discuss how much vitamin D is right for you, what can help make it more absorbable, and we'll go over a few of the many benefits of having adequate vitamin D levels. Products Mentioned in Today's Show Vitamin D3 5000 - Vitamin D...


Were You Sold Snake Oil?
08/19/2020

Many people have made taking supplements part of their daily routine, and most people understand the importance of taking certain supplements to help fill in nutritional gaps they may have, even with a balanced diet. However, many people are unaware of the differences in the quality of supplements. Not all fish oils or multivitamins are created equal, and some can do more harm than good. In this week's episode, we discuss some of the differences in professional-grade supplements versus the ones commonly found in grocery stores, including how certain forms of vitamins and minerals are more absorbable, and we'll help...


Are You in Optimal Health?
08/11/2020

Many people don't take their health seriously until a new symptom arises or they are diagnosed with a serious condition, but we should all be doing our best to be as healthy as possible even when we feel good. There are many habits and lifestyle changes you can implement that may help support health and quality of life, as well as potentially reduce the risk of developing certain conditions later in life. In this week's show we ask if you are in optimal health, and give some tips on what you can do to help you be healthier. Products Mentioned...


Acid Indigestion, and Bloating
07/29/2020

Gut issues are more common than ever, and acid reflux, indigestion, and bloating are a few of the most common complaints. Although you may have suffered with these issues for years, there are several dietary and lifestyle changes you can implement that may help reduce how often you experience them. In this week's episode we'll go over some dietary factors that could contribute to digestive issues, as well as discuss the benefits of digestive enzymes and other supplements designed to support gut health. Products Mentioned in Today's Show Chewable Digestive Essentials V - This product can assist in the breakdown o...


Are You Having Trouble Breathing?
07/23/2020

We've been getting questions about what you can do to help support the health of the respiratory system. Fortunately, there are several things you can do for respiratory health like taking certain strains of probiotics and certain mushrooms that can help support the lungs. Consuming foods and supplements that support the immune system can also help support the lungs, as well as increase the body's ability to fend off illnesses. In this week's show we'll discuss some things you can do if you are having trouble breathing, as well as what can help support immune and respiratory systems. Products Mentioned...


How Blood Sugar Affects Immunity
07/15/2020

Blood sugar problems are more common than ever, and are still rising. There are many things that can affect blood sugar, with diet having the biggest impact. Imbalanced blood sugar levels can contribute to things like decreased immune system function, decreased energy, impaired vision and vision loss, nerve damage, weight gain, etc. In this week's show we'll discuss how blood sugar affects immunity, as well as some things you can do to help control your blood sugar levels. 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 l...


Probiotic's Relationship to the Brain
07/01/2020

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...


Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine?
06/18/2020

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...


Just In Case You Missed It!
06/09/2020

In this week's show we discuss our new food sensitivity testing and why it's so important to know if you have food sensitivities. We also discuss the differences between our new test and traditional testing, as well as the differences between food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies, and how they affect the body. Just in case you missed it, we'll also go over some of the new products we have for brain health, our new organic protein powder, and answer some questions from our patients. Products Mentioned in This Week's Show GPC Liquid - GPC Liquid is a good choice when...


Signs Your Liver Might Be Toxic
06/03/2020

The average person can be exposed to hundred or thousands of different chemicals each day though our air, water, food, cleaning products, make up, lotion, medications, etc. The liver is largely responsible for filtering through most of these chemicals, as well as the other many bodily processes the liver plays a role in. Having to filter through the large amounts of chemicals each day can be hard on the liver, and over time it may no longer function optimally. In this week's episode, we'll go over some signs that your liver might be toxic, and discuss some things you can...


The Kidney's Connection to Our Emotions
05/20/2020

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...


You Can't Outrun your Fork
05/13/2020

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...


Detox Your Way to Energy
05/05/2020

We are exposed to countless enviromental toxins every day through our food, water and air. While the body works tirelessly to detoxify, humans are exposed to far more toxins than ever before, so our bodies can use all the help they can get. Heavy metals, mold, food additives, tap water contaminants, and medications all have to be filtered out, and these detox processes are reliant on healthy liver and kidney function, as well as having the appropriate nutrients to bind to these metals and chemicals so they can be eliminated properly. In this week's show we'll discuss how to detox...


Time to Reset Your Health
04/29/2020

Many people have experienced an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression over the last few weeks. There have also been reports of increases in the consumption of alcohol and unhealthy foods. These things can all take a toll on your health, and it's important to give your body the support it needs to recover. Stress affects nearly every part of your body, but especially the adrenal glands. Alcohol consumption can decrease liver function, as well as affect the brain and increase your risk of developing depression. Eating unhealthy foods can affect your energy levels, gut health, immune health, and could...


Depression Loves Junk Food
04/21/2020

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...


Comfort Food Uncomfortable?
04/16/2020

For the past month, many people have been spending nearly all of their time inside the house. People have turned to many different hobbies to pass the time. One of the most common hobbies has been baking and cooking. This can be a great way to pass the time and learn some new skills in the kitchen, but most of the food being prepared hasn't been healthy. Social media has been flooded with pictures of all the breads, cookies, and pies people have been preparing. These foods contain lots of carbohydrates, sugar, and gluten, and people often feel worse after...


Cleaning Yourself to Illness?
04/08/2020

Disinfectant products and other household cleaners have been flying off the shelves in the last few weeks, but how safe are these products? Long-term use of many common cleaning solutions and disinfectants have been linked to a number of health problems like asthma, wheezing, migraines, low sperm count, nervous system damage, and hormonal imbalances. People who these products regularly to clean their homes or offices, or janitors who use these chemicals almost daily, will typically experience more symptoms than someone who occasionally uses them. Fortunately, there are many other options for natural cleaners and disinfectants so you can avoid cleaning...


Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude
03/31/2020

In times like these, it can be easy to start stressing over things, especially things that you cannot control, but stressing doesn't benefit you mentally or physically. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the positive, being productive, and doing at least one thing each day that brings you joy can help make things a little easier. Using this as a time of self-reflection could potentially lead to some healthy changes in your life. Focus on staying positive while you're at home, and do some of the things that make you happy, and we'll get through this. In this...


Staying Strong Through the Storm
03/25/2020

With fear and anxiety heightened due to current world events, many people are spending each day worrying about many different things, often things that are out of their control. This worry and stress takes a toll on both mental and physical health, and doesn't do any good. In this week's episode we'll talk about staying strong through the storm by keeping your mind focused on the positive, and staying busy while you're at home. Spending this extended time at home to complete chores you've been putting off or start a workout program you've been wanting to try are just a...


Escaping Fear and Finding Joy
03/17/2020

With so much fear affecting people around the world right now, and constant negative news and social media updates, it can be easy to be caught up in it and forget how to be positive and joyful. While you can't choose your circumstances, you can choose how you react to them. Focusing on the things that make you happy can help you deal with any anxiety you may be experiencing. In this week's episode we'll discuss escaping fear and finding joy. We'll discuss why it's important to focus on the positive, and some steps you can take that may help...