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We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.

We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.
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United States

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We explore the science of nutrition and health, discovering how you can use nutrition to achieve and maintain wellness.

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English


Episodes

302 – Emerging Trends in Probiotics

11/12/2018
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The probiotic category is a hotbed of research and as a result new products are emerging at a rapid rate. The science of probiotics is revealing the unique benefits of genetically identifiable strains. This is leading to more specifically targeted products. It also means that consumers must continue to gain more understanding in order to sort out the products and the claims. There are a lot of good companies making good probiotics. There is also way too many products that are inferior in...

Duration:00:49:10

301 – Meshima Mushroom Supports Breast Health for Women

11/5/2018
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“Meshima, (Phellinus linteus) whose name literally means "Women's Island," is a mushroom that grows on mulberry trees on an island of the same name southwest of Japan. Meshima is becoming increasingly known for its remarkable women's health benefits.* In groundbreaking studies, US researchers recently confirmed that an extract of Meshima mushrooms demonstrates potent activity in helping to maintain healthy breast cells.*” source: Mushroom Wisdom

Duration:00:42:27

300 – What You Need to Know in 2018 – My Opinion – Steve Lankford

10/24/2018
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Every 100 shows I take time to distill my thoughts on what I have learned or observed since the previous anniversaries. I have a perspective on the health industry that spans over 4 decades and I have seen the growth and the changes. I suggest that you revisit episodes 100 and 200 and read the blogs that I wrote at those times. It is interesting because much of what I covered then remains relevant today. As always a lot has changed, but much also remains the same. Changes can be challenging...

Duration:00:52:24

299 – The A-List Diet – Look and Feel Younger

10/8/2018
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Prior to opening his own practice, for five years, Dr. Pescatore was the Associate Medical Director of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine working directly with Dr. Robert C. Atkins. What we have learned over the decades from Dr. Atkins and Dr. Pescatore is that fats in the diet are not the cause of obesity. We have learned about the importance of the types of fats in the diet and that some fats are better than others. We learned that refined carbs and too many carbs is a major...

Duration:00:42:45

298 – Maintaining Intestinal Probiotic Balance

10/5/2018
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There is no product that has as much traction in the marketplace right now as probiotics. The understanding that probiotic bacteria have a profound beneficial effect on human nutrition has crossed over into the main stream. Probiotics can be found in many different products, even foods and beverages. One might even assume that all probiotics are good for human health and that you can take as much as you want. People assume that one probiotic may be equally good as any other product. Most...

Duration:00:40:20

297 – Nutritional Support for Digestive Challenges

9/21/2018
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Digestive complaints are one of the most common health issues. Common digestive problems include poor digestion, upset stomach, acid stomach, irritable bowel, gas, constipation, diarrhea, allergies, and probiotic imbalances. Those are the common ones. More serious digestive issues include Crohn’s, C-diff infections, leaky-gut, Celiac disease, and so on. The number of people who chronically use acid-blocking drugs is skyrocketing. The long term use of these medications has profound...

Duration:00:42:30

296 – The Power of Fermentation for Foods and Supplements

9/9/2018
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You are likely already consuming fermented foods than you realize. Some common fermented foods include yogurt, beer and wine, vinegar, tempeh, sauerkraut, pickles, olives, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso and sourdough bread. There are others. Fermented foods are easy to digest and they are gentle on the stomach. Almost any food can be fermented. In this interview Yolanda Fenten we discuss the value of fermented foods. We also discuss Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea 100% Organic Fermented...

Duration:00:39:41

295 – Is Your CBD Safe and Effective? What to Look For.

8/25/2018
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I have preached this many times: In order to find the best products, you have to first find the best companies. Companies who pass the tests and produce products you can trust is what you are seeking. This is perhaps the most important thing in this exploding market of CBD. How do you know which products and companies are worthy of your trust and dollars? Consumers assume CBD is CBD, without distinction except perhaps for milligram potency. But there is so much more to the story. In this...

Duration:00:50:05

294 – Nutritional Support for Healthy Blood Pressure

8/17/2018
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This is an important interview on a couple of levels. First because Dr. Jaffe stresses the importance on nutrition, diet and lifestyles for healthy blood pressure and as a first line defense. Secondly he discusses some of the deficiencies in the medical approach of controlling blood pressure with pharmaceutical drugs and the failure of many doctors to consider the lifestyle factors. In this interview we will discuss how to maintain a healthy blood pressure by lifestyle choices before turning...

Duration:00:52:50

293 – The Benefits of Biochem Science by Nature Whey Protein

8/8/2018
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More consumers are seeking to boost protein consumption and whey protein is perhaps the most popular and for good reasons. We use protein powders in our home and we have found that whey protein is our preferred source of supplemental protein. One of the great advantages that we have now as consumers is that nutritional science continues to evolve and wonderful products based on that science are widely available.

Duration:00:40:58

292 – Astaxanthin: Nature’s Most Potent Antioxidant for Skin

7/28/2018
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Skin is our largest organ and our first line of defense against environmental exposures like damaging UV rays, pollutants and microbes that can leave skin feeling dry and showing fine lines. Topical applications, like serums and creams, reach the surface of the skin but can’t get down into the deeper layers that contribute to skin’s elasticity and nourishment. Taking astaxanthin orally promotes healthy skin from the inside out.

Duration:00:39:54

291 – Nutritional Support for Auto Immune Issues – My Interview with Laurel Sterling

7/20/2018
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I have a strong personal interest in this topic. I have reported on this frequently because my wife, Debbie has been challenged with Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 40 years. In her case it was severe. She left her job as a teacher in 1989 and never was able to go back to work. She spent the next 15 years just trying to survive day to day by consuming 8 narcotic Darvocet doses each day. Those were tough days. So we personally know the challenge of auto immune breakdown. I have great empathy...

Duration:00:53:24

290 – Thyme Extract for Acne, Eczema and More – My Interview with Andrew Klenert

7/7/2018
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Thyme Out is effective and fast alternative for Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Dermatitis, Rosacea, Cold Sores, Pet Rashes, Bug Bites, Fungus, Poison Ivy, Any Skin Inflammation! This is a pretty impressive claim. That's what I first thought when I learned about Thyme Out Skin Remedy. My second thought was "how do we know that those are the benefits of Thyme extract?" So I discovered the answer in conversations with Andrew Klenert. You'll learn the answer as well in this interview with Andrew.

Duration:00:49:22

289 – Nutritional Support for Eye Health – My Interview with Anthony Thomas

6/25/2018
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In this interview with Anthony Thomas, we are discussing what are called "macular carotenoids". Studies have shown that increasing the consumption of macular carotenoids significantly improved serum levels with the benefits as noted above. The macular carotenoids are lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin. We will also consider the benefits of astaxanthin. In this discussion we will consider the benefits of trademarked, branded, clinically studied nutrients.

Duration:00:41:20

288 – The Nutritional Power of Green Foods – My Interview with James LaValle

6/14/2018
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Greens and sprouted foods have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years. The animals consumed for food also consumed green grasses and leaves. The insects consumed green plants. In the ocean, krill eat green algae, sardines eat krill and so on up the food chain. It all starts with energy from the sun becoming plants on the land and algae in the ocean. These greens eventually become the omega-3 fatty acids that are so important. This is one reason why grass fed beef is better than...

Duration:00:37:56

287 – The Healing Power of Topical Silver Gel – My Interview with Dr. Robert MacCuspie

5/30/2018
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I love Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel. We have used Sovereign Silver products in my home for nearly twenty years. It is the only silver product I use and the only one I recommend. This is one case where there is no other silver that I know of that meets this high standard. Most companies that sell silver products do not manufacture their own silver products. They are made by some other company. So you have to dig deep to compare silver products. Sovereign Silver has done the analysis of...

Duration:00:37:25

286 – Nutrition for Your Brain – Part 2 – My Interview with Neil E. Levin

5/22/2018
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In this interview with Neil E. Levin, we are looking at nutrients that can influence mood, stress, sleep and tension issues. We are also considering nutrients for memory, brain acuity and concentration. There are often multiple factors occurring at the same time. If you have everyday stress in your life, you may not be sleeping well. If you don’t sleep well, it’s hard to restore your brain and this may affect your mood. This could lead to nervousness. Any of these can affect your quality of...

Duration:00:49:32

285 – Coenzyme B-Complex for Energy – My Interview with Dr. Audrey Ross

5/14/2018
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In this interview with Dr. Audrey Ross, ND, we will discuss the importance of B-vitamins in human health. We will also discuss the newer forms of B-vitamins known as Coenzyme B-vitamins. Dr. Ross will also discuss several nutrients that are surprisingly also forms of B-vitamins. This is a good example of making distinctions in the marketplace. Many companies don’t use any of the newer forms of nutrients. Country Life Vitamins uses all 7 of the currently available Coenzyme forms of B-vitamins...

Duration:00:43:49

284 – Build Stronger Bones, Hair, Skin and Nails – My Interview with Peter D. Josling

5/4/2018
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There has been a huge growing interest in collagen supplements and with good reason. Your cells exist in a collagen medium. Collagen provide the supporting structure for tissue throughout the body. This is most easily observed in bone, skin, hair and nails. These are obvious points where collagen deficiency can be seen. These are also the areas where the research has revealed very specific effects. But don't lose sight of the fact that if collagen is deficient in the obvious tissues of the...

Duration:00:41:13

283 – CBD for Stress and Adrenal Health – My Interview with Dr. Aimée Shunney

4/25/2018
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CBD helps patients with stress, anxiety and mood issues. In this interview Dr. Aimée Shunney discusses the benefits of CBD for her patients. Because she deals with patients who are seeking natural and complementary support for their health challenges, Dr. Shunney is able to see the results her patients experience in real world settings. That's why I was looking forward to this interview. There is a great deal of interest in CBD and you can get a great overview by listening to the various...

Duration:00:48:45