Janet Lewis: Hello and welcome to this week’s show. I am Janet Lewis.
Dr. Lewis: And I’m Dr. Lewis.
Janet Lewis: And we are Green Wisdom Health, home of your low-cost lab work, here to bring you a show about heavy metal and mold detox. This sounds like something we might’ve should’ve saved for Halloween, but … Sounds a little creepy, but Dr. Lewis is going to make it fun and interesting. And we’ve also got a bunch of questions that we will be answering at the end of the show. So if heavy metal and mold is not your thing, I bet there some other things that you will find very interesting.
Dr. Lewis: But it’s kinda funny though that a lot of the questions go hand in hand with exactly what we had already decided to talk about.
Janet Lewis: Yeah. Apparently, this is a big topic that’s trending right now about heavy metals and mold. I guess a lot of people are in the middle of worrying about whether or not they’re filled with them or exposed to mold.
Dr. Lewis: You should be. You should be.
Janet Lewis: And yeah, it’s kinda different. I wouldn’t expect that people would be interested that much in this. So I’m really excited to hear this show.
Dr. Lewis: You’re excited to hear it? You’re part of it.
Janet Lewis: I’m excited to hear what you have to say. Because you never know what’s coming out.
Dr. Lewis: That’s scary. After 18 years of marriage, she’s still in the surprise mode. Sometimes she puts a muffler on. Well, the mold thing is still happening down around Houston because of Hurricane Katrina. Now that Hurricane Joseph, What’s her … Who is it?
Janet Lewis: Florence.
Dr. Lewis: Florence. Yeah, Josephine, that’s what I thought. Is bearing down on the East Coast, and there’s gonna be a lot of flooding, and our thoughts and prayers go to them. But I tell people your thoughts and prayers are good, but send your money too, or go there and do action. The action step. And the same thing applies in your health. Last time I did my lab I got spanked, and now I’m taking more action. So hopefully we’ll say something that makes sense to you to move you to act so that you know that you’re health and your body can be a blessing to your friends and family.
Dr. Lewis: Mold really is a big thing, and it’s not as easy to get rid of, but it’s just painting over it, I suggest you go to professionals and check out several different ones to do that. One of the things that I’ve found, and this has been going on for decades, but some people that have chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, infections they can never get over, and Lyme’s disease is growing like crazy. And then you’ve got the Epstein Barr, and all sorts of diseases or infections. It seems to me, and the research supports this, that the people are so full of mold and/or heavy metals that their body can’t take care of the disease or the infection itself. And there’s a lot of research that does support that.
Dr. Lewis: So we’re going to go and we’re going to talk a little bit about some of the heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, mercury, lead, et cetera et cetera. I think I’ll include ballium there because very few people know what that is.
Dr. Lewis: The heavy metals actually block some of the enzyme system or production, and it causes oxidative stress or reactive oxidative … What’s the word? ROS species, I think is what they usually term. But it stops the mitochondria, and the mitochondria is the energy producing substance inside the cell. It really wreaks havoc on all of that. When the mitochondria is blocked, or maybe it’s full of cadmium, maybe it’s full of lead or aluminum or mercury, it really can’t do its job, and then you get chronic fatigue. And you wake up … And I hear this all the time.
Dr. Lewis: The thing about it is, I have people that stick with it, and they may say, “Well, I don’t feel any better. It’s been three months.” Hopefully, I’ll get to this, but somewhere in these notes of the different research articles I’ve read, when I make these notes it says usually it’s a year or more by the time you get your body so detoxified that it actually can begin to function more promptly.
Dr. Lewis: And the reason it takes so long is that even though you’re getting out a lot of toxins every day if you’re doing the right things, then the environment puts it back in. And that’s one of the questions that this lady asked. We start with … Well, we’ll talk all about different kinds of things. You take enough nutrients and properly targeted nutrients, your body really can take it and run with it. Then some people call me or email me and say, “Well, this supplement and this supplement and this supplement. You’re adding up and you’re getting so much of this one vitamin or mineral.” I said, “Yeah, but it’s not what you put in, it’s what you absorb.” “Oh, okay.” And then they start getting better because they stick with it.
Dr. Lewis: Well, I talked about the mitochondrial function, and we’re getting great success with something called Mito Core, or Core Restore. Just remember those, because I don’t think she’s going to tag them. She does the hard, heavy work over there. When it blocks that enzyme, halts the production, creates more oxidative stress, and I can see potential signs of that on the lab.
Dr. Lewis: One of the things I’ll talk about is we know about the lead paint. Don’t lick the walls, and don’t let your kids eat two led chips. And they don’t put lead in the paint anymore, but it’s still very prevalent. And also mercury. And both lead and mercury cross the blood-brain barrier. Well, aluminum dust too, and it goes into Alzheimer’s or one of the many possible reasons for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and degenerative, neurodegenerative diseases. But it crosses the blood-brain barrier.
Dr. Lewis: One of the things that Janet puts in my drink every morning is something called magnesium threonate, because it’s only magnesium known that actually crosses the blood-brain barrier and helps displace things like aluminum, lead, and mercury, and gives you a better functioning brain.
Dr. Lewis: I’ve seen people that talk about anxiety. And I get phone calls and emails and then that. It’s like, “I have anxiety, what do I do? There are certain things that can help your body create the neurotransmitters, but at the same time, while you’re doing that and quelling the fire of anxiety, you also want to take some things that will bond with these metals and carry them out of the body.
Dr. Lewis: You’ve heard of the Mad Hatter in, what is that? Alice in Wonderland or something like that. That’s … A long time ago, the people that made hats, you know, those felt hats, but it was full of mercury. And there are people that have died because the cans, the canned goods were sealed together, soldered with lead. And after a time of extra exposure, then it got to be too much.
Dr. Lewis: The question is … And our government tries to tell you how much is safe and it’s like well, none of it safe. I don’t know why you have an upper limit of that. But why is it some people can be exposed and not have a problem, at least obvious, and other people can be exposed and all of a sudden they start losing her IQ points, they get dementia, they get brain fog, they get anxiety, they get chronic fatigue syndrome. Well, that’s because people … Those people do not have enough nutrients to detoxify their body.
Dr. Lewis: Arsenic … I love arsenic. It’s really good. I’ve got a friend that raises chickens. And he says, “I would never eat one of the chickens that I raise.” I said, “Why not?” He says, “Well, they won’t tell us what is in the feed and they won’t tell us what’s in a lot of the things,” because the chicken farmers do not own the chickens. They just raise the chickens. He’ll eat chicken that’s raised in his backyard, but not the ones that’s raised in his chicken houses. What people don’t know is it’s in the water supply, and it’s in chickens, it’s sprayed on the chickens to fight against the mites. It’s in the feed.
Dr. Lewis: I’ve got another friend that has made millions going and pumping chemicals into the water supply, the chicken houses, because these particular chemicals cause the chickens to bloat up and get fat faster. It’s not that I don’t eat chicken, and I try to do the organic and free range and all that when I can. But when I can’t, Janet and I are taken enough digestive enzymes and vitamins and minerals to displace or offset the things that we take in, because you have to eat something. So I tell people, “Don’t get paranoid, just take positive steps to do something about it.”
Dr. Lewis: Some of these heavy metals interfere with – maybe all of them – interfere with the GI tract and interfere with your microbiome. And that means your GI tract is not full of good probiotics like it should be, and that will improperly mess with tumor suppressor pathways. That’s scary because, oh well, if you don’t have that working, you’re more prone to grow tumors.
Dr. Lewis: All of these things deplete something called glutathione, because glutathione is kind of the master antioxidant that comes from the liver. And you can take things besides glutathione to help your liver make it. But when it depletes glutathione, you’ll feel sluggish. And sometimes if Janet and I feel a little sluggish, she’ll give me a shot of Liposomal Recharge. And that tastes nasty, nasty, nasty. Actually, I like the taste of it, but most people say, “Oh my god.” But boy, about 30 minutes later I get such an incredible burst of energy. You can just take NAC or inositol cysteine that helps the liver make glutathione. And again, glutathione is the major antioxidant. So it will take these heavy metals, grab them, and allow your body to transport it out or detox.
Dr. Lewis: Aluminum is a big one. I talked about that in Alzheimer’s. What people don’t really realize is it binds to glyphosate, or Roundup, and Roundup is in everything. It’s already been known to be in some of your so called organic flowers. People that act like they’re organic, and they probably are better than the regular flour, but … I mean, they even spray glyphosate on cotton for god’s sake to defoliate it because it’s easier to go through, and the combines have less trouble because there are no leaves on it. And that does all kinds of things, and that messes with your gut barrier, deposits in your kidneys and your brain.
Dr. Lewis: Think about that folks. If it’s messing with your kidneys, have you not noticed in the last 10, 20, 30 years the great proliferation of dialysis centers? There’s a reason for that. And that’s not the only reason, but that’s one of the more obvious reasons.
Dr. Lewis: There are many, many, many things you can do. And I can’t wait to get to those questions too. It’s going to be kind of interesting.
Dr. Lewis: I guess we should talk about mold maybe for a little while.
Janet Lewis: I think mold is kind of interesting and scary all at the same time. I guess I don’t usually think about being inundated with all the toxic a mold and things, but you do look up at your air conditioning system and see the vents and see the little black things that are coming out of the vents.
Dr. Lewis: I noticed that in our laundry room the other day. I forgot to tell you. So we need to get somebody check that.
Janet Lewis: Well no, I’m noticing that now since you’re talking about this. Because that’s something that’s … It’s’ moisture in the air, which leads to moisture inside the system, which leads to bold growth.
Dr. Lewis: So you have to have a good air conditioner man.
Janet Lewis: And it spews out mold spores into your living space.
Dr. Lewis: Yeah, when you go to your house and you start coughing and hacking, your eyes burning, you’re wheezing, it could be mold exposure. And that’s something you should have checked.
Janet Lewis: That’s true. Other signs of mold are headaches.
Dr. Lewis: Not your spouse.
Janet Lewis: Chronic fatigue, fever-
Dr. Lewis: Probably.
Janet Lewis: … eye irritation, sneezing and rashes, and chronic coughing. I think that’s kind of interesting that maybe you ought to be looking around for mold and it may be places that you’re not really thinking it is. You always suspect in the bathrooms because you see it on the tile and that kind of stuff.
Dr. Lewis: The shower curtain.
Janet Lewis: And then what do you do? You spray it with Clorox trying to kill it, and then you walk in on top of that with bare foot, and get those chemicals from the Clorox.
Dr. Lewis: Yeah. Well you’re smelling it. One of the things you can do is get into a good essential company and start spraying it down with tea tree oil. There’s a lot of essential oils that do a wonderful job at helping kill that. And mold and fungus and yeast are similar, kind of like first, second, and third cousins I guess. It’s generally hard to recognize and hard to diagnose. And I tell people … You’re wanting to test, and it’s easier and less expensive just to treat it and assume that. It’s less expensive to take the really, really good supplements than it is to test, test, test, and retest. But some people like to do that. They test, but they don’t really do much about it.
Dr. Lewis: I would just say, “Okay, well you’ve got all these symptoms that may fit different categories, but it’s obvious because your house got wet in Hurricane Katrina or whatever.” And now we’re going to have that problem on the East Coast of America. And god, I got so many people from Houston just because of that, and Houston area. Now I guess I’ll get more from South Carolina, North Carolina, et cetera, et cetera.
Janet Lewis: Well, I know you haven’t mentioned this product, but there’s one that I really like to take, and I take it daily because of that. It’s called HM Complex, because it really does help pull out the heavy metals. It’s not so much mold, but the heavy metals.
Dr. Lewis: It creates glutathione though. So yeah, that makes sense to me.
Janet Lewis: But Dr. Lewis likes just going right to the heart of the matter.
Dr. Lewis: The nasty tasting one. And I don’t think it’s that bad. Sometimes people say, “How does it taste?” And I tell him, I said, “If you have to ask how it tastes, you’re not serious about getting well. Just go glug, glug. Swig it down, say thank you, god, because I’m about to be healed. Have some courage.”
Janet Lewis: But there are some natural things that you can do to help with black mold symptoms, like raw garlic.
Dr. Lewis: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Janet Lewis: You do two to four grams of fresh garlic per day. Now no one else may want to be around you, but …
Dr. Lewis: But now let me just say this. It’s gotta be fresh. You need to crush it first, because that gets all the enzymes going. Most garlic pills do not work. It has to be enteric coated to get beyond the stomach for it to work.
Janet Lewis: There you go. Charcoal, which I personally like. I always carry charcoal even when we travel, because it absorbs all kind of nasty stuff.
Dr. Lewis: She took some the other day when we were on vacation.
Janet Lewis: And it’s interesting later because it’s very hard to pass. So make sure you take something that helps push it through.
Dr. Lewis: But you’ll notice when you pass it because it’s the same color.
Janet Lewis: Yeah, I’ll be kind of black. Chlorophyll. That’s a fun one. Most people don’t realize they can take chlorophyll. We have a liquid chlorophyll that we prefer. It tastes spearminty.
Dr. Lewis: Yeah. And makes your tongue green. And it’s full of magnesium, which we’ll get to in a minute.
Janet Lewis: Yes. And it really helps clean the blood. Other things you need to do, which I guess this is for everything. Cut out sugar, because it makes black mold worse.
Dr. Lewis: Well, it feeds mold yeast and fungus. And I’m an expert at that because I had it, and it was a horrible. I bled out of my armpits, my fingertips, and places you don’t want to hear about for six years. And Janet was really, really good. And I took some of those drugs. I’m not anti-medical at all. I took some of those drugs where it almost killed my kidneys, and I was a urinating blood, and Janet’s stepmom, the nurse, said, “Steven, you’re about to die of kidney failure.” I said, “Yeah, I know, but I’ve got an elk tag, and my daughter wants to shoot the elk and tag the elk with my tag.” If you are a game warden, listening, I’m just making that up. We didn’t do anything illegal. And I went and got her and elk in spite of those drugs. Almost killed my kidneys. And it was terrible.
Dr. Lewis: That’s another thing. There was a big recall of her drug recently, and I’ll be brief. But this drug I got, it was ordered out of Canada because it was less expensive, came out of New Zealand, and boy, my MD was pretty angry at me. He says “It won’t work because they counterfeit it.” You know what? He was absolutely right. So be careful about what drugs you take, and take your physician’s advice about what to get.
Janet Lewis: Well, I wish when you had that going on that I would have known about this product. I guess it wasn’t around then. But we have a pretty good product here called Core Support. It’s French vanilla flavored. And if you’re looking for something to help detoxify, we’re recommending that, because it comes with a powder. It’s a detox powder, but there’s actually some fiber in it and protein. So you can use it as a meal replacement. One meal, not every meal, for you weight loss people out there. There are some capsules in it as well. And it’s a kit, and it lasts seven days, and it comes with this cute little hand mixer in there that’s battery operated. We have one at home and we just love it. But you can do this quick little cleanse that’s a week long. And I wish I would’ve known this, and I would’ve put Dr. Lewis on this whenever he was suffering from all of that issue many years ago.
Dr. Lewis: But she put me on so much stuff it saved my life.
Janet Lewis: Yeah. But it’s called Core Restore. I want to make sure that we get a chance to answer all these questions, so I think we’re going to jump over to that, and if we get some more time we’ll come back and talk about more mold things, but some of these questions have got to do with mold and heavy metal detox.
Janet Lewis: We have Brenda that’s local to us here, and we love Brenda. She’s doing the keto diet but has not found an alternative sweetener that doesn’t leave an aftertaste. One of our other patients, Tara, is kind enough to jump in and help answer that.
Dr. Lewis: All the way from Florida. Hi Tara.
Janet Lewis: Because she’s doing keto as well. But Dr. Lewis, we’d like your opinion about what a natural sweetener should be for some of the recipes.
Dr. Lewis: Well, since we very rarely cook, how would I know? And then it’s not sweet stuff. I think monk fruit’s probably okay. And stevia. Of course, some brands taste much better than others. I weened myself off all of that, and I thought I’d never liked coffee without sugar, and then I went to agave nectar. Of course the organic stuff. And then I can’t stand coffee with any kind of sweetener. Your taste buds will change once you change the flora in your GI tract and kick out the yeast that’s a craving that stuff. So just kinda … Sorry Brenda, just suffer through it until your taste buds change a little bit.
Janet Lewis: And that’s really true. As you get healthier and kill down the yeast, you don’t want it. Yeah, I was talking to my daughter about that last night. She goes, “You don’t like going to Dairy Queen to get blizzards anymore?” And I said, “I can’t stand them because they’re really sweet.”
Dr. Lewis: That’s 20 years ago, we might’ve done that.
Janet Lewis: Yeah. And I was like, “I can’t do it.” And it does. As you get healthier and healthier, you really don’t want the sweet stuff anymore.
Dr. Lewis: Brenda is doing a good job. And lord, I love seeing her come in here, because she’s got the prettiest smile in east Texas. Just come on in.
Janet Lewis: That’s right. And Tara, I guess because Dr. Lewis is a chiropractor, she would like for you to discuss the benefits and types of adjustments that are best. Why do you go to a chiropractor and what types of adjustments are the best?
Dr. Lewis: Depends on what you prefer. I practice Gonstead diversified, you know, the Osseous movement, but not overly rough. You have to be careful about that. Never go beyond the physiological limits of the joint itself. Now all chiropractic techniques work. Some I like, some I don’t. Janet and I were in a horrible boat wreck about 18, 19 years ago. The kind where you sit up all night crying even after taking the Xanax because it almost killed us and a couple of kids. After fighting the river for eight hours in a boat, the raging river. Anyway, we were beat up, I lost my billfold with my elk tag and a whole lot of money. Still in the bottom of the Dowagiac River in Michigan.
Dr. Lewis: Anyway, my friend that we were up there with, he was a chiropractor, and he says, “Well, do you want me to adjust you the regular way, or do you want me to do the activator?” Now the activator is a very legitimate, good technique. I said, “You’re the doctor, I submit to you.” And he did the activator thing. Click, click, click, click, click, click. He says, “What do you think?” And again, it’s a very legitimate technique. And I looked at my friend who’s like a brother, and I said, “If that’s all there is to chiropractic, I’ll take a cold beer.”
Dr. Lewis: I like the osseous adjustments, but not the rough ones. And activator works. I send people to a lot of activator practitioners here in Longview that are really good at it.
Janet Lewis: Very good. My husband happens to be the best. He’s retired now, but he’s still the best. Also, Tara would like to know what are your thoughts on the carnivore diet?
Dr. Lewis: I know people that have done it, and believe it or not, their cholesterol gets much better, and I’ve seen the lab before and after.
Janet Lewis: Is that just eating all meat? Yeah. Mostly.
Dr. Lewis: I’m more of a fan of the keto, paleo, South Beach. I think more vegetables are better. Now they need to be the low glycemic, and it’s, for god’s sake, get organic as much as you can. I’m more of a high-fat fan than I am high meat. Fat burns better.
Janet Lewis: Well, it’s great for your brain too.
Dr. Lewis: Absolutely.
Janet Lewis: Okay. Tricia would like to know why does your metabolism slow down when you get older, or is that just a myth? And she’s got a double question here. And is there a way you can enjoy that glass of wine or beer or other carbs, sugar drink without adding a mac belly to your figure? She has a great sense of humor.
Dr. Lewis: I can tell Tricia that … I can tell you slowed down because I hadn’t heard from you in a long time. She’s absolutely incredible, sense of humor. I think you slow down not because you’re getting older, I think you slow down because your body has accumulated more toxins. I’m 63 and I feel 35, but I take a lot of supplements for it, I spend a lot of money, and Janet will not tell me how much I spend on myself because I’d probably quit. She can spend anything she wants on her. But it’s worth it. It’s an investment in feeling good. I can just run round and round and round.
Dr. Lewis: Can you have alcoholic beverages? I think so. I like a good cold beer. It’s coming up on a weekend. I’m gonna have a couple. But to be healthier, Janet and I use a base of freshly squeezed lime and Perrier water with … She likes a Ciroc vodka with some Grand Marnier. But we don’t do much.
Janet Lewis: Yeah. Beer will make you fat. You can’t keep doing beer because it’ll make you fat because of the grains.
Dr. Lewis: Well, a little bit. And the light beer has a tendency to give you man boobs if you’re a man because of the way they filter it, and it’s more full of plastics and estrogen mimickers. She’s had bartenders change to dark beer for that reason.
Dr. Lewis: You know, Trish, just give me a call. I miss you. Great sense of humor. Then, Maggie, you gotta love Maggie. She is so consistent doing her stuff, and she’s got some incredible results from it. She said, “Do I have any thoughts on Dupuytren’s and diet?” No, I really don’t. Dupuytren’s contracture, or any kind of a scar forming disease, I’ve seen some research that says it can very easily be a deficiency of iodine. And I’ve seen people that would get the scarring, like the keloid scarring. And you get them on the right amount of iodine, most of them do much, much better. And I know that for a fact with two people in my family, up close and personal,
Janet Lewis: But Maggie does say on a footnote that her hair cut from her hairdresser for the first time in about a year. She’s been on supplements for a year and a half now.
Dr. Lewis: Consistent, folks, Maggie’s the one.
Janet Lewis: Her hairdresser told her her hair is thicker and there’s not any more gray in it since the last time she saw her. So see, you can slow down aging. I really think that’s true with doing the right supplements.
Dr. Lewis: Yeah, consistently, because it does take a long time to detox because the environment does put it back in. But on iodine, you have to be careful. And there are some so-called experts that say you need to take massive amounts of it. Well, you have to understand, folks, that massive amounts of iodine can actually suppress the thyroid. You have to get with some sort of functional medicine doctor and figure out what’s right for you because no one size fits all. It does not exist that way.
Janet Lewis: And Eddie would like to know about red light therapy, the pluses, and minuses, and that goes with our detoxing here.
Dr. Lewis: That we didn’t get into. The infrared and far infrared saunas are really, really good for detox for different reasons. The red light therapy, I’m still investigating. And every company says, “Oh, mine’s the best because of this, this, this, and this.” And I don’t know the truth of it. I’m still in the middle of investigating it. I think red light therapy is really good. I had one used on me many years ago when my elbow was dying because I was adjusting too many patients, and it worked. It was developed by NASA. And it helps the mitochondria create energy.
Dr. Lewis: I hinted to Janet that I want one for Christmas, and Eddie said he’s been hinting to Evelyn, his wife, too. That question’s all way from Illinois.
Janet Lewis: These must be very expensive items.
Dr. Lewis: You’ve bought me guns that cost less than that.
Janet Lewis: Okay.
Dr. Lewis: Okay. Maybe like the cost of an expensive gun, honey.
Janet Lewis: Eddie let us know how that works out.
Dr. Lewis: I think they’re great, I think it’s a good investment, and they charged 50 or 100 bucks at these salons to do it. Women do it for wrinkles and all that kind of stuff.
Janet Lewis: Okay. And our last question, which we sort of answered, Krista asked what is the best and quickest way to detox? Again, we go back to the Core Restore, the seven-day kit, because you don’t have to think about it and it’s all in there, and most people don’t want to do it very long. And that’s a week’s supply of product.
Dr. Lewis: But you’re not totally detoxed, but you can normally tell a huge difference in seven days if you do it right. But you want to continue it every day.
Janet Lewis: Correct. So you have a few minutes left. Or about a minute left. Would you like to add something in?
Dr. Lewis: Well, you know me. Janet got an email from a patient this morning that we just put on a lot of stuff yesterday. It’s a sweet, sweet lady I’ve known for years. She just got on it yesterday and she says, “How long do I have to stay on all these pills?” I’ve had preachers asked me that. “How long do I have to stay on this?” “Well, how long do you have to read the Bible, and how long do you have to pray, and how long do you want your people in your church to put money in the collection plate?” And the preachers look at me and say, “Wow, you’re a little harsh.” I said, “No, it’s just a good analogy.”
Dr. Lewis: I think you should do it forever.
Janet Lewis: With that being said, we will have many more podcasts, I guess. Again, thank you for listening to this week’s show, and if you guys have topics you would like to hear, please write to us. You can friend us on Facebook with Shooting Straight with Dr. Lewis, and he can add you into the conversation. It’s kind of cool.
Dr. Lewis: That’s where these questions come from. Shooting Straight.
Janet Lewis: It is a closed group, so you have to ask to be included. But you guys let us know what you’d like to hear, because we enjoy these questions, and hope you have a very blessed week.
Dr. Lewis: Thank you.